Full Flower Moon – The Daily, May 7, 2020

Focus on what’s in front of you, but keep an eye on what’s in the distance as well

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”  – Maya Angelou

Howling at the Moon – It’s a full moon today, the last supermoon of 2020. That means that the moon will look bigger and brighter than normal because it is closest in its orbit to the earth right now. The full moon of May is called the Flower Moon, and is supposed to usher in a period of growth, warmth and abundance as new life springs forth.

But this year the full moon lands in the sign of Scorpio, which may temper the joy and enthusiasm while adding some suspicion and wariness. We want to celebrate the return to spring, but we are skeptical. Scorpio can be a dark influence at this time. You may react to others more harshly than you mean to, so it’s a good time to take a step back and not to respond in haste.

Just be a little more aware of your words, and understand that sometimes secrets need to come out for the good of all. It can be prudent to clear the air and stop being less than honest with those around you, or even with yourself. You may be more transparent than you would like.

Thought for Today – Recognize that sometimes things happen around you that affect the way you feel, even when you don’t understand what is going on. You may find your emotions are a little sharper right now, so it’s important to stay in the moment and stop before you say something you might regret later.

There is a lot going on energetically and fear is driving people to act in ways they normally wouldn’t. Be vigilant about your own feelings and notice how the people in your life are doing. Look around and see if there is someone who needs a little kindness and love right now.

Take one step at a time, and put one foot in front of the other. Sometimes that is enough.

“To lose patience is to lose the battle.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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