Claudia Marée here – I’m not sure about y’all, but my main character trait is Little Miss Anxiety. She definitely knows that it is mental health month and has been reminding me of her presence. Due to her ranking in the lineup, I put a lot of stock into my horoscope. I overanalyze and hold it as Bible.
So I’m here to give a refreshing take on your month ahead, with easy-to-use mantras that you can revisit throughout the month. Let this mantra guide you for the month ahead. Take what resonates or do your own thing; either way, remember, you’re the main character in your own life. Don’t let anyone tell or treat you differently.
PS: I made you a cute wallpaper for your mantra this month.
A Meditation For May
Revisit this throughout the month in moments where you’re seeking mindfulness
How wonderfully you have grown since May of last year,
over rivers, over mountains, through an ocean of your fears,
learning to believe over and over again:
no matter the shadows, the light is still pouring in.
So breathe deep and step full into every present moment,
for every millisecond is a frame of time, a flash of light on its own.
And though you cannot keep record of every single one of them,
you have been fully alive in all of them,
and you have belonged in every moment —
you have truly belonged in every moment.
So when time is racing by, may your memory serve you well
every past moment was a part of the story you will tell.
Through sleepless nights and wonder-whys,
you have learned to see on starless nights
that after everything you made it here, and you just might be alright.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
My fiery Aries queens. Focus on what makes you happy and the rest will follow. Over the next month, consistent, steady strategizing is your key to manifesting the abundance you’ve been setting the groundwork to receive.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The most determined of star signs, you’re outgrowing some relationships and that’s ok. Remember to be vocal about your needs and desires, your voice is powerful. Practice reading out loud to get more comfortable with the power of your own voice and open up your Throat Chakra.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Step Up is a great movie, and also a great motto for you to follow this month, my sweet and sassy Geminis. Spending solo time will help you receive lush wisdom in what you want in your beautiful life. Remember, rejection is redirection.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Our nurturing Cancer babies, the most beautiful blossoming in your relationships occurs with patient persistence. What’s for you, won’t pass you. Remember to treat yourself with the same softness and care you attend to others with.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Lucious Leos, make the most of the opportunities at hand, put your phone down (after you read this), be present, don’t future trip, and start to believe that everything you need is already within yourself. Take a break from how the external world perceives you and focus internally on your relationship to self this month.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Virgos are known for their need for perfectionism, which can be a lot of pressure to maintain and uphold. So I’m going to remind you that choosing yourself is always the perfect choice, whether that means choosing not to text someone back or choosing a night in over a night out, when you prioritize yourself you’re able to show up as a better version for others.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Babes, it’s a month to Marie Kondo your life, say thank you and goodbye to the things that no longer spark joy. Tolerate nothing that doesn’t make you feel your best. Prioritize authenticity over expectations.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Short and sweet for you, my Scorpio friendships. The version someone created of you inside their mind is not your responsibility.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Embrace the tremendous changes in your relationships this month, Sagittariuns. Your journey belongs to you. Your emotions belong to you. Your breakthroughs belong to you. Grow on your own terms without caring what people think. This is your journey, not theirs.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorns, your energy is contagious. Where your attention goes, energy flows. As we shift internally, the external world will respond, so keep focusing on your own evolution.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Make space for you every day this month — artists dates (s/o The Artists Way), meditative walks, gym time, and making that recipe you’ve been wanting to try are all ways for you to nurture your relationship to self. Take time to become your own best friend, besties.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
My Pisces people, sometimes you have to slow down to speed up. Spend some time in nature and the sun, take long walks, and assess where you’re at. When you rest and evaluate, you will come back stronger.
About the Author
Claudia Marée is a British born, New Zealand raised Wolven Wolf currently residing in New York. Outside of Wolven, Claudia holds degrees and passions in Film & Television Performance, culinary arts, social media marketing and social psychology. Claudia is a big advocate for normalizing mental health. Having been diagnosed with high functioning anxiety, depression, and PTSD, Claudia’s goal is to break the stigma associated with mental health. Peace, love, & Wolven, members of my fellow Wolfpack.