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Your May energy horoscope: It’s gonna be a wild ride

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It’s not just the stars and planets that can give you a heads-up on what’s about to happen—an energy forecast can also serve as a metaphysical roadmap for the month ahead. Think of it as a woo-woo weather report, which spiritual healers—like Alyson Charles (AKA RockStar Shaman)—can tap into, interpret, and share.

Want to know what the universe has in store this month? Keep reading for her cosmic divination for May—where she’ll prep you for what’s coming, equip you with the tools you need to handle it like a boss, plus share the spirit animal she says you’ll want to channel as a symbolic guide to help you on your path to self-actualization.

Center yourself, be open, and prepare for an altered reality, as you have quite a month ahead! April was all about coming face-to face with some of your shadow aspects to acknowledge (and hopefully evolve from) traits that may have previously embarrassment for you—or that you denied seeing. But having embraced your dark side, perhaps now you have a deeper compassion and love for the full, human you.

The theme of the month is transcendence—and it’s going to be a wild, mystical ride.

In May, you’ll take that growing compassion and begin to view the world, people, and cultures through it. The theme of the month is transcendence—and it’s going to be a wild, mystical ride blasting through any previously held judgements, shaking out old, painful energy systems from this or a past life, and clearing the path for not only a more liberated, divinely powerful you, but planet Earth too!

The ways in which these transcendent moments may manifest are infinite of course. Don’t be surprised if an unexpected interaction with someone (your “teacher”) sparks some sort of ancient memory that needs to be healed, or a song or scent takes you to a place where you’re suddenly filled with the confidence to leap forth. These magical encounters may be jarring, deep, ethereal, or internal light-amplifying—all of which are needed, beautiful, and part of the divine design.

How might these necessary, metaphysical moments play out? It’ll be through positively life-altering, unexpected instances during which you’ll be able to experience yourself, your gifts, your connection to source/nature/consciousness in ways that are so powerful, they’ll deepen your trust in all that is and your faith that a divine design is always supporting and holding you.

Keep reading for a deeper look into what this month has in store, energetically speaking.

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Protect your power source

With all this mega-mystical magic this month, it will be important to do breathwork—I recommend the one-minute breath where you inhale for 10 seconds, hold your breath for 10 seconds, exhale for 10 seconds for a total of 1–3 minutes. Also, really give yourself permission to be around those who vibrate at the same or a higher frequency than you—AKA protect your energy, even if that means changing plans or saying “no.” And invite in this powerful amplification, as these moments will be your vehicle for officially climbing so high you cross a boundary that might have been in place for thousands of years.

Give yourself permission to be around those who vibrate at the same or a higher frequency than you.

During your transcendental ascent, pearls (which surfaced for this month as a healing tool) can help you on your climb. They’ll assist in centering and calming you, teach you to open up and find your “true self,” enlighten the mind, and uplift thoughts.

Finally, one of the transcendental energies I’ve already witnessed beginning to shift in the planet on an energetic level is the releasing of the oppression of women. Take a moment on Mother’s Day, May 14, to honor all women—including Mother Earth. Light a candle and see new, honoring, supportive energies flowing into Gaia, creating a new paradigm for the way women are viewed and treated.



May’s spirit animal: the crow

In any healing circle, the crow is present and guides the magic and consciousness that’ll bring about a new reality. It provides the courage necessary to be in the abyss of the unknown and trust fully in the universe. And you can be sure when the crow is present, so is magic, love, and the light of a new day.

The bird also represents creation and spiritual strength, so you can call upon it anytime you need healing and support. Ask the crow to be with you in meditation, sharing any messages for you or simply flying alongside you all month long. Take a moment to receive its guidance now.

You’ll be stretching your soul’s container in May—so make decisions from your heart and embrace these revolutionary times!

You’ll be stretching your soul’s container in May—so make decisions from your heart and embrace these revolutionary times! Welcome it and allow yourself to be blown away by the transcendence.


Alyson Charles, AKA RockStar Shaman, channels ancient, sacred knowledge and divine energy through her work as a wellness guide to celebrities and CEOs. O Magazine named her method a “Top Meditation to Try.”

And Charles, a national champion runner and international TV and radio host, now uses her calling to shamanism to teach people how to awaken their power through partnerships with high-vibe brands like THINX, W Hotel, The William Vale, The New York Times, National Geographic Channel, and Forbes.

While you’re feeling energetically charged, here’s how to maximize your mornings according to your horoscope and the a.m. mantras to help you kick-start your day