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By Thomas F. O'Neill

May is the last full month of spring, and it is named for the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants, also from the Latin word maiores, “elders,” who were celebrated during this month. Maia was considered a nurturer and an earth goddess, which may explain the connection with this springtime month.

Undoubtedly May is a beautiful month for both hemispheres. In the North, spring is gradually blooming into summer, while the South celebrates autumn's beautiful colors and harvest.

This month has the energy to help us reach our goals and heart desires. We utilize May’s energies by going the extra mile with our projects; watching them succeed will be our ultimate reward.

May will also bring about movements in areas of expansion and spiritual growth, a time when we feel like we can rise above any adversity. The magical concept of May is that you don’t know if you’re going to actually succeed until you move out of yourself and give it a go.

The 1st of May marks the Beltane festival for the northern hemisphere, and Samhain is also celebrated on the 1st of May in the southern hemisphere. It was a time to dance, sing, and to be merry. A time to emit your inner light and to show your love; it was also celebrated to usher in the new season.

Like all months in the Gregorian calendar, May was named by ancient cultures. The Greeks called it May after their goddess Maia, referred to in Roman culture as Bona Dea.

Let this month usher in positive energy to work on self-improvement. Live the journey and let your self-expression shine, dare to do things differently, and pose the question, “What can I do to make this world a better place.”

Also, take the time on May 14th to wish all Mothers a happy Mother’s Day.

Always with love,
Thomas F O'Neill

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