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Otium Lifestyle 07 May 2022

May Snoozescopes with Angie Banicki

May is upon us, which feels most important to a Taurus or a Gemini -- but the rest of us are here too. Get the planetary tea on the sun, moon, and star signs with this month's Snoozescopes by famed astrologist, Angie Banicki.

 

ARIES (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Influenced by WHEEL OF FORTUNE

“Sometime you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” – Ellen Degeneres

Expose yourself, Aries. No, not like that. But yes, it’s time to let others see you. And for you to see them seeing you. Why have you been convincing yourself that this shouldn’t be? Or questioning whether you should be showing so much. Your brain will confuse all this if you let it overthink for you. Just follow those instincts. Keep following and fate will redirect you if there’s anything in question. Today I walked past a restaurant on the way to another one, then thought, should I go into that one? So all in my head, I walked back, went into the restaurant, looked at the menu and it all became clear. NOPE. Then I got to the restaurant I wanted to go to and they were full. So I saw this wildlife with fairy lights across the street, walked in and had the best meal of my life. Get my point? The universe has your back. No wrong moves. Just move. Keep it moving. No stopping to think. And when you try to show yourself and are redirected to the next place, just know you are probably being sent to the place that’s going to be the best place of your life!

Sleep stone: Sunstone, an orange stone clears emotions and brings light and love into your heart and feelings. This connection makes it easier to go to bed at night.





TAURUS (Apr 20 - May 20)

Influenced by ACE OF CUPS

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” – Alexander the Great

Do you feel out of control, sweet Taurus? Then you are perfect right now. Let yourself swing from the trees, swing across emotions, and swing in the arms of your lover or a new lover. You know what I’m talking about, but also can we acknowledge that your self confidence is at a new level. Let’s just acknowledge that for a moment. Give yourself credit for how far you’ve come.  You are finally not trying to please everyone else and you are pleasing you. That’s a lot of beautiful emotion. Get it. Accept it. And let the divine bring you gifts. They are showing up this month. Yes in addition to your birthday gifts. There are some pretty magical gifts landing for you.  These gifts are going to make your heart explode and perhaps even feel more out of control in the BEST way. Say yes! Swing with it!

Sleep stone: Pyrite helps us change our way of things – helps take away doubt and mental blocks!


 

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
Influenced by KNIGHT OF SWORDS

Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains – daisy chains – of interactivity.  Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange.  And in a way, every social action is a negotiation, a compromise between ‘his’, ‘her’, or ‘their’ wish and yours.” – Andy Warhol

Gemini, this is not going to be easy for you…but do not identify with what you perceive as problems in your environment right now. When you feel insecure or shaken, I need you to remember your warrior within. It is so important you are faithful to YOUR OWN TRUTH now.  Be strong. You’ve got this. Be present. Be a warrior. This month is going to be your braveheart.  When you get triggered, connect to the truth of your warrior. And I promise you, you will be reminded of your inner power.  No pushing.  No force.  Just brave inner strength. My only other advice for you this month is to lean into the feminine now.  This may be friends, a lover, SOUL contracts. Pay attention to the women who MOVE you. They will be MOVING you in big waves this month!  Oh and one more thing - can you remember when you were 11? Think back to what was happening then. Something is replaying for you! This Rassouli poetry line feels so perfect for you:

I thought I was safe to stay inside the boundaries and walls I carried with me. You touched all of me and we walked outside the lines. Together.

Sleep stone: Diamond strengthens clarity and self esteem. Let diamond bring you back into your courageous warrior.



 

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
Influenced by 4 OF SWORDS

I think empathy is really important, and I think only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our full potential.” – Jane Goodall

The time of the woman is NOW Cancer. And no one knows this more than you, our sweet empathic souls. Whether you are male or female, you feel for us. You are in a position now to help others recognize their worth and find a way to live better on this planet. It feels important I am to remind you how you are SO STRONG an example for us all now. Your words are more powerful. Your wisdom is clearer. Your light is brighter. So feel and share. Also, don’t overthink what this means or you’ll lose it. Just BE yourself and not afraid to show your compassion.  Show us how to feel.  Remind us how to connect positively with our feelings. If you are having trouble connecting with this yourself. Do some heartwork. Find a retreat. Talk to your ancestors.  Get out in nature and hug a tree.  Or follow in the footsteps of Jane Goodall and connect with animals.

Sleep stone: Hematite is a spiritual cleanser. It awakens our empathy for the environment and all living things. Feel that connection more and sleep better.



 

LEO (July 23 - Aug 22)
Influenced by STRENGTH

You can make your life whatever you want it to be.” – Wally Amos

Meditate on this Leo, my magical friend. Sacred Relationship. What does that mean to you? If you are single, I want you to go write about how you see YOUR best self in a relationship.  Yeah, nope this isn’t about the other person. WHO ARE YOU? Who are you and HOW are you the best in a relationship? Paint us a picture of that person. FEEL into this. This is important now for who you are about to call in. In a relationship? I want to think of the moments you felt MOST connected in joy, in your soul, in your current relationship. Think about the moments you felt like YOU gave all your love and saw it reflected back in your partner. How did that make you feel to feel them feeling you? Let’s recreate more of those. SACRED RELATIONSHIP. It is time to go deeper my friend. And my leos, just remember when there is darkness, it is sacred there too.  Let yourself be cracked open in love, in a sacred relationship. NO THOUGHTS ON WHAT TO DO, just feelings. All feelings.

Sleep stone: Agate connects you into earth and reality. This is the stone to help bring you TRUTH that will then help you sleep!



 

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
Influenced by DEVIL/ACE OF WANDS

Nothing is more difficult, in my opinion, than to avoid something that fundamentally attracts you.” – Catherine the Great

What you are seeking is seeking you, Virgo. Do not be afraid of what you want. Do not be afraid of what you need. This isn’t the time for second best. This is the pull of desire for everything you know you deserve. Go after it, Virgo. Feel the enthusiasm and excitement fueling your way forward. You have all the energy you need to create the life you dream of. Your energy is on high now and don’t let fear slow it down. Go. Go. Go. Build. Rebuild. Listen to the call from deep within and go make it happen. Use this opportunity for YOU NOW! Let the energy guide you when you are in question. Just don’t stagnate now. Move forward. You know what this means.

Sleep stone: Fire opal brings us positive energy and illumination. This is one to use in the morning to help you direct all your energy all day so you can relax into sleep at the end of the day!




 

 

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
Influenced by PAGE OF PENTACLES

Whatever you think you can do, or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, power and grace.” – Goethe

Libra, what a sense of peace surrounds you now. You are at a new level of acceptance. Can you stay in this energy? There is nothing to change. Keep offering yourself the way you have been. In love. In support of your gifts. Anything in service to this planet, to humanity, to your community. Stay in that. And if you find yourself agonizing or thinking and rethinking situations that do not deserve rethinking, or are having trouble forgiving yourself or another, please come back to acceptance. You are moving into another level of acceptance and this can bring up past pains to help release and move you into more love. Accept it all now. ACCEPT is your mantra all month. I accept this. I accept the experience. I accept the responsibility. I accept my gifts. Watch for the owl to bring you messages. And if you hear him or see him, ask for answers in your dreams.

Sleep stone: Hawk’s eye, a dark blue tone helps us have intuitive vision and perspective when needed. It helps us step back and see the bigger picture which can allow your thoughts to calm in the night!


 

 

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
Influenced by THE LOVERS

This was love at first sight, love everlasting: a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected – in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness; it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.” – Thomas Mann

All love, Scorpio. Can you let go and let yourself love. It’s all right here for the taking. Soften yourself. Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Forgive all the times you tried to control. Forgive the times you were harsh. Forgive yourself for not listening to your intuition. Forgive others. Just forgive without needing to explain it all away. And just love. It’s going to be easier now if you let it. You are free to love. This is your number one job in May. To keep loving and forgiving. Your second job is to go after what you want in your work. YOU KNOW what you need to do. Use that wit of yours to make it happen. If you can spend time with the sun as it sets each night.  There is something for you there. More love and compassion. More intuitive hits for your purpose and life work. Go be with the sun as it sets.

Sleep stone: Pink Coral brings purity into the heart. Allow it to bring more love into your heart and mind so you can fall gracefully into slumber.



 

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 19)
Influenced by JUDGEMENT

One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy

All love, Scorpio. May needs you on the go, Sag. Pack up that suitcase and get out there. Follow the urge to go explore. If you can’t jump on a plane, then at least go explore in your mind. You may not even know why you are going or what you’ll do but know you are soaking up energy in new lands.  Soaking up knowledge in those fascinating reads. Let yourself go understand yourself more by understanding different lands, cultures and peoples. Your voice is important now as well. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need from your work, from your relationship, from your purpose.  The opportunities will show up this month and all you need to do is speak your truth! And finally be open to some miracles this month. A huge smile just took over my face – beautiful miracles.  Just let them come. Also make some special time for the sacred on Sundays. Yoga? Meditation practice? Make Sunday holy in May? Make every day holy but you know what I mean – play with that!

Sleep stone: Ruby helps clear the mind and consciousness. Use Ruby to sleep and get creative inspiration in your dreams!


 

 

CAPRICORN (December 20 - January 19)
Influenced by KING OF CUPS

We are slowed down sound and light waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos.  We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music.” – Albert Einstein

Capricorn! Congratulations! You’ve burned off that layer of emotion that’s felt stuck for some time. That layer that kept you in question, in self doubt, in fear. Your pure heart is on your sleeve for us all to admire. Don’t hide it now. Nothing is holding you down. Maybe you’ve found a new you in there. Your power is rising and you will begin seeing that reflected in others around you.  And let this sureness and inspiration guide you into your creative endeavors. You can see your purpose. Go listen to See Myself in the Mirror. And let yourself see YOUR NEW SELF. Don’t be afraid to go journal this new you. See what your soul wants to tell you about where you are going. What you are creating

Sleep stone: Onyx helps us connect to our inner strength and resistance to anything not needed in our minds, bodies and hearts as we sleep.



 

 

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
Influenced by THE HIGH PRIESTESS

Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” – Isaac Newton

Aquarius, lean on your guides now. Who are your angels? In spirit and in life. You are seeing the parts of you to let go to be more connected to your divine feminine. You are our high priestess now. She is powerful and can guide you. But when she gets stuck in on a negative outcome she can block us.  So how can you be connected to her higher wisdom all month? This is the month to keep yourself clean and clear. If you believe in such, you’ll feel your angels/spirit guides/ancestors helping you. If you see certain friends and family as your angels, let them help guide you now. You are realizing your power and this is a lot of responsibility.  This is bigger than your career. This is bigger than your relationship.  You are knowing yourself with an intensity now. Once you realize this, you’ll see the relationships, the career, the stuff all fall into place. But FIRST, YOU. Go connect to the high priestess and see what you find within. Go listen to Krishna and she will hold you.

Sleep stone: Sapphire, a deep blue radiant stone awakens faith and purpose. Meditate with sapphire to fall into trust with help from your dreams!

 

 

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
Influenced by TWO OF WANDS

In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.” – Sigmund Freud

Gratitude is the game this month, Pisces. Every day, gratitude. I mean, every Pisces I know seems to live in this anyway, but I am meant to remind you this month! Part of your gratitude should be sharing your light with your plants. Buy flowers for your home. Buy flowers for your neighbor. Tend to your plans and plants with extra care now. If you have animals, give them extra love now. If you don’t have pets, borrow one. Get one? You will feel their love right back at you. If you refuse to have animals, well then throw a dinner party. Feed us! Feed your friends.  Show your gratitude by sharing your home, breaking bread, inviting us all into your gratitude game this month.

Sleep stone: Smoke quartz assists those who may feel shy or timid to tackle big dreams in life. Let smokey quartz initiate you in your dreams at night so you are ready when your waking life hands you the dream!



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