For this rendition of Beautyscopes, Katie has called on David O'Brien, an Energy Healer, to clarify some common concepts to help you better understand and apply the goal of this project.
For starters, if you’re reading this blog, you’ve heard the words “Vibes, Energy, and Spirit” used somewhere—but what exactly do they mean? Are they different? Does one have to be spiritual? Is Brad *really* all about good vibes? Am I possessed by a demon from the 1980s that forces me to buy acid washed denim?!
Vibes, Energy, and Spirit basically all mean the same thing. The word that is chosen usually depends on who you’re speaking with and what their background is. These words all share a foundation in describing how we *feel* about ourselves, others, and places in a way that isn’t analytical, decided upon, or solely based on expressive feelings—often referred to as being intuitive or “a gut feeling.”
Everyone has a physical body, and in addition to that physical body we also have an Energy/Vibe/Spirit that connects us to our Higher Mind and the people and places we are around and interact with.
It’s common to only refer to Energy/Vibe/Spirit as positive or negative, but things are much deeper than that! We all have Energy points, called chakras, which serve different functions and are represented by different colors. Chakras contribute to how our bodies function, how we make choices, and how connected we are to our Intuitive/Higher Minds.
Katie and I are teaming up to bring positivity and growth to your beauty routine and your Energy/Spirit/Vibes by pairing the power of chakra color therapy with beauty products that can aid in amplifying the Energy that corresponds with your astrological sign’s Beautyscope.
When you experiment with your beauty products and techniques, we want you to remember to maintain the intention you have for applying them and the energy you want to create while you wear them. Intention is everything in life - truly mean what you’re doing and creating!
Taurus-Leap of Faith 0
This month, Taurus, you need to unlearn some of the defense mechanisms you have developed over time to keep your heart “safe.” Despite your outer strength, you have a sensitive soul and tend to hold onto things that no longer serve you. Don’t let a lack of experience or self-confidence hold you back from making a big change! May is calling for you to be more vulnerable than you have taught yourself to be. Allow yourself to bring your emotional strength to the forefront. Put more effort into projects or relationships you’ve been wanting to experience!
Oh, and Happy birthday!
Gemini-Eight of Michael
Stop self-sabotaging! You’ve convinced yourself there are no other options, but you’ve forgotten that when what’s in front of you doesn’t look right that you can always turn to a different view of things. Once you change your perspective, you may find some old friends coming back into your life, bringing a sense of positivity you haven’t felt in a while. Take a step back and think about your emotions from an objective viewpoint, this might help you change your mind.
Cancer-The Empress 3
There is a dream you have had for quite some time--it’s time to make that happen! Sometimes you spend a little too much time on the plan and idea of something rather than the execution of it. May is calling for ACTION! Although you may be busy or stressed with executing this plan, just know that the hardships are worth the struggle. Use your creative strengths to get things done, think outside of the box if things aren’t working. You may also want to pick up a “mindess” kind of hobby to de-stress.
Leo-The Emperor 4
Your ambition from last month has brought you to great place, Leo. If you have taken a leadership position in this situation, you could continue on successfully with lucky breaks if you keep your head on a swivel. Though your strength is as a leader, every good leader has a mentor to keep them on track. Seek out a mentor to help keep your successes coming. Stay aware of possibilities to enhance yourself, keeping in mind that when you stay true to yourself, what’s meant to be will be.
Red: Base Chakra
for grounding and staying present in day to day situations.
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Virgo-New Beginnings 20
May wants you to renew your life purpose, Virgo! Take note of the choices you’ve made that have gotten you to where you are today, and remind yourself why now it makes sense to move forward. You may not feel that you are ready yet for a big change, but you are as ready as you will ever be, and you should be grateful for this! Also, take note of the “S” on the end of “New BeginningS.” Seize every new opportunity coming your way!
Libra-Ten of Raphael
May wants you to accept happiness in your life. You have everything to be grateful for, but seem to be struggling with that--you deserve it! Relationships can be tough things to manage, but peace and harmony comes from honesty and acceptance. Try taking a step back from your emotional situation and think about it analytically. Maybe make a pros and cons list.
Scorpio-Four of Gabriel
You’ve been working hard, Scorpio, let yourself have a little fun this month! Go out and entertain yourself! Your creative energy has also been building up and you’ve been ignoring it--Stop that! Giving attention to a creative passion could lead to a beautiful connection with someone you might not have met otherwise. Now is also a good time to move forward in strong romantic pursuits.
Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a beautiful butterfly. You may be scared of negative past situations repeating themselves, but learn to accept the negative for what it was and MOVE FORWARD. Lessons aren’t always positive ones. Those past situations no longer serve you! As you make some changes you may find yourself in conflict with someone who also has a hard time letting go of negative emotions. Typically you are someone who stands up for yourself, but you may want to take a softer approach with this person by finding your commonalities. Really make a conscious effort to choose positive thinking throughout May. Don’t be the one who holds you back!
Capricorn-Three of Ariel
Do what you love! An idea of yours may have went through an awkward stage, but it may now be the best thing since sliced bread! This has less to do with people not supporting you, and more to do with timing. This month, you need to re-explore an idea that keeps popping into your head—it keeps coming back for a reason! May is a great time to invest in yourself and your idea to experience career and financial growth, it may not be immediate, but an investment is an investment! You may notice that once you fully commit and immerse yourself in your plan, you will see that your over-looked efforts are suddenly being recognized, acknowledged, and rewarded. Validation will hopefully inspire you to keep going.
Aquarius-King of Ariel
Well aren’t you the accomplished one! May seems to be a time of payoffs for you. You’ve taken great strides in the past year and now is your time to relish in them. This month might be a good time for you to examine your finances and find some room for leisure or a vacation—it may even be worth it to move around some prior engagements in order to fit this relaxation time in. Remember to balance your success and hard work with down time!
Pisces-Page of Raphael
You tend to be fairly intuitive, Pisces. Your emotions tell you a lot about what you’re doing and where you’re going. Make sure you’re listening to your higher self—Trust! May brings in an energy where you might find yourself loving your work and relationships a little extra. As more loving energy enters your personal energy, make sure you are communicating yourself effectively so that others don’t get a false impression of you. This is a good time to think about your relationships, romantic and platonic, and what you want from them and whether you are getting what you need. Working on this now could result in much better, or worse, circumstances by next month—it’s up to you to trust what is right!
Aries-Knight of Raphael
Love is love is love is love! Aries you are being swept right off your feet! Whether this is a career opportunity or a new relationship that has brought out some of your deep emotions, you will certainly be feeling the love in May. This month, you should learn how to better manage things that feel like restrictions and be open to learning some new things instead! You may find that one new simple change can create a positive domino effect. As an Aries, you tend to push your way through obstacles, but this time you can't. You should feel some happy validation from others as they experience this changing domino effect with you.