May is going to be the perfect month for creating harmony within our personal relationships, financial matters, and for cleaning out our inner closet. As they say, April showers bring May flowers! All that transformational work that was done last month is going to be put to work in May. This is the month we bring about the growth we have been striving for and finding true value within the little things that we typically take advantage of. This is truly a month of planting seeds, weeding the garden, and harvesting the fruits of our labor.
May the 4th be with you – we are graced with a gentle but potent New Moon in Taurus which adds grounding to Saturn’s retrograde which started at the end of April. This is a time of planting seeds for things which coincide with time management, career, financial decisions and also lifestyle such as better eating and making your house a home. Taurus governs Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and also values, and so while the Sun is also in Taurus, the New Moon directs our focus on these things even more.
Just a few days later on May 6th, Mercury leaves action-packed Aries and enters into softer and gentler Taurus. For the next month our communications will be more down to earth and clear. There is also a poetic feel to this placement, as our choice of words is more powerful and impactful. Aries was more blunt, and while Taurus does also get to the point, it is much smoother.
A little over a week later, on May 15th, Venus joins the ranks and enters Taurus as well. This is one of the best placements for Venus, and for the next 4 weeks we will be graced with more harmony within our love life, as well as a more balanced financial perspective – that is as long as you don’t get too greedy and hoard all of your resources and abundance to yourself. Taurus is a supportive sign, but it is also rather possessive and doesn’t like to share – well not to those who take without any appreciation. This is a time where we focus on helping others who are willing to also help themselves and not wallow in pity over a situation they placed themselves in.
That same day Mars enters Cancer, which isn’t a very good placement as Cancer’s aggression is more emotionally focused, sensitive, and quite defensive. We might be feeling a bit crabby until the very beginning of July. Thankfully with all of the Taurus placements, we can have a bit more grounding in place before allowing our emotions to go to extremes and lashing out as the flood gates are released. This is a time of making small waves, and to be mindful of not allowing a tsunami to destroy bridges that cannot be mended.
A few days later on Mary 18th we have an extremely powerful Full Moon in Scorpio which is in the last degrees and changes into Sagittarius that same day. This is a time of alchemy and transforming shadows into light. We can take something negative and transform it into a positive. The Full Moon illuminates on our repressed feelings, secrets, and urges us to clear out those skeletons in our inner closets that are cause to the toxicity within ourselves. This is the best time of the year to fully let go of the things which no longer serve us, or outdated defense mechanisms which now serve as blockages.
The last major sign change in May is on the 21st as Mercury leaves Taurus and enters fun-loving Gemini. For the next month we will be inspired to allow our curiosity to guide us to learn new things. The focus is on communications, our social life, making new friends and perspectives. Gemini rules brainstorming and favors technology.
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Page of Wands
New ideas and the energy to push forward is exciting, however, you might be going down the wrong direction, Aries. You could potentially fall victim to your own optimism as you look at an opportunity with a sense of over-the-top enthusiasm and miss out on important details that valuable information needed to ensure a smooth ride.
Also, be very careful with rumors or gossip that comes your way, as you might get involved in some needless drama that would surely be a waste of time, and possibly even ruin a good relationship. This bearer or unsettling news may have an ulterior motive of trying to manipulate you into seeing someone through a negative perspective all for their benefit. They may also be trying to get you involved into something that really isn’t as amazing as they claim it is and wouldn’t be as much fun for you as it would be for them.
While May does have some awesome perks, it does seem that you need to be very selective in the opportunities and directions you focus your energy on, as some would bring about abundant gains, while some could dish out disappointments and losses.
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XVII the Star
Happy Birthday, Taurus!
Make a wish upon a star! The Cosmos are in your favor this month as they bestow a massive energetic boost towards your focus. You are facing some dilemmas where you don’t see any way out of and feel stuck. But it seems that the elements are just right to help you endure, and to apply solutions to these issues that will bring about long-term results.
Where do you need assistance, Taurus? You pride yourself in being self-sufficient and the one that others call when in need, but it seems that the tables have turned and so if you want to make the most the month, then you need to reach out.
You have a strong support system, that is willing to stand in and help where you need it. If you can’t find your way out of the dark, they will sit with you, and help you see that silver lining which will trigger an abundance of solutions.
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Happy Birthday, Gemini!
It seems that the past has come back to bite you in the butt, Gemini. While you are waiting on new opportunities to flow your way, they are blocked, and that is because your plate is already full of prior obligations or things that you had placed on the back burner.
While it is your birthday month, it seems that the best gift you could give yourself is by cleaning out your closet and making room for some wonderful things to come your way. No more procrastinating, and no more avoiding the things that need to be addressed. Otherwise you will just remain in this never-ending loop of feeling that the grass is greener on the other side.
You may not even know where to start or feel that you lack the necessary resources or skills to get certain jobs done. This is just a perspective based on doubt or the unwillingness to find any motivation. Muster up some energy, Gemini, and get to it. You will be more than happy and relieved once you are freed from these things and able to run towards those new opportunities, wild and free.
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7 of Swords
While there is a lot of good occurring in your life, you don’t feel so well with it all, or perhaps you feel that someone may have ulterior motives and isn’t directly honest with you as you would like. It seems that your World might be shook when Mars enters Cancer on the 15th, as the planet of aggression and energy provokes your hard-to-handle side. You feel restless, moody, and overly defensive, and while at first you may not feel where it is stemming from, it could be an uproar of past events which you had overlooked or avoided dealing with the conflict that came with calling out those who have done you wrong. And so, this month, when Mars triggers you to act, you will be pointing the finger and calling shots.
Be careful, Cancer, as these energies are rather intense and hard for you to integrate, and so you could end up making the wrong kind of waves that end up becoming a tsunami because you have been repressing that anger for so long. Keep in mind that there is nothing you can do to rectify the past, but you can move on and learn from it. So don’t get stuck in what had happened, or feel that you need to just ‘forgive and forget’, instead try your best to carve out a better approach to these things and lay to rest these issues so they don’t stir up inside again and release through ways which are toxic or self-sabotaging.
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Saying goodbye is never easy, but all things must take their course as you bypass old cycles this month and venture onto new ones. Change is in the stars for you, Leo. It may be a hard pill to swallow at first, even painful, but in the end, you will view it as a blessing in disguise. You are evolving, and where the sun sets on an old version of yourself, relationship, or even career, it will rise again and light the way to a pathway that correlates with your newfound direction.
You might feel that the Universe is picking on you at first, and do not want to let go of what is falling away from you. You can either let go, Leo, or be dragged. Where you are trying to cling to, is no longer best suited for you, in fact, it is restrictive and puts a lid on your growth and evolution. You may not be able to see this at first, but after all is said and done, you will be thankful about the new direction that is opening up for you.
Both the New and Full Moon have a powerful affect on you. The changes taking place may come around the 4th, during the New Moon, and the realization that your new pathway is a lot better than you had considered, may come about during the Full Moon.
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Ace of Pentacles
You are on the right path, Virgo, so stop stressing about the minor details which have you questioning everything around you. You are so prone to worrying – even if there isn’t anything to worry about, you will find something to worry about! Rest your head and know that Spirit is taking gentle care of you.
You are going to receive the reassurance you need that all is okay, and so with that is going to come about a sense of clarity of what you must do in order to provoke the changes needed in order to bring about the abundance or peace of mind you seek.
However, I do feel that your mind may be in the gutter about certain things, and for good reason, but, you tend to make them much worse than they are because you amplify the energy that concerns you – rather than being optimistic and going ahead with certain goals, you hold yourself back and are frozen, unable to act when it is needed.
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Knight of Pentacles
You have a big goal that you are itching to reach, Libra, but you need to be patient. You aren’t one to necessarily rush through things, but it seems that this time around you aren’t really wanting to play that waiting game. Sure, instant gratification is nice, but it is also passing and often doesn’t leave you anything to show for it. You can be successful, but it is not an overnight success. Also, the journey here is far more important than the destination. While the road you travel is far, the scenery is beautiful, and so it wouldn’t hurt to take a little more time on your drive to marvel at the beauty and take part in the experiences along the way.
You aren’t one to take part in the dull and boring aspects of life, however, there can be beauty found in that, it really just depends on your perspective. In your case, you could be stuck in a certain rat race, or perhaps you are just not wanting to expend anymore energy on a goal that seems so far out of reach. Again, your perspective plays a major part here, and so you need to switch roles from being impatient, to being more patient and productive along the way to reach the treasured goal you have in mind.
Hard work, determination, and of course as mentioned many times already, patience, are vital things you need to encompass this month.
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7 of Pentacles
Oh boy, Scorpio, it seems that there is a lot of wonderfulness in store for you this month! However, you might not see it, because you are so focused on what comes next, or looking too far into the future. Relax, and smell the roses in front of you now. They might not be in full bloom yet, but thy are getting there, and they need your nurturing and loving energy in order to become the most beautiful roses you have ever laid your eyes on. By skimming over them and wishing they could be better, or disregarding them all together, could end up stunting their growth.
You are going to be receiving a glimpse of what is to come in the near future, and it is going to excite you. However, you can’t rush the process and need to be patient. There might even be some changes that need to occur from within in order for this all to take shape, and so there is still much work to do on your part.
Patience and hard work are the name and game for you this month, Scorpio. So roll up those sleeves and have at it – don’t stop until the image you have in your mind has manifested fully into your environment.
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10 of Wands
You are overwhelmed, Sagittarius, and it seems that anything you do is not helping your situation. You have so much on your plate, and even more is being tacked onto it, and you are feeling the pressure of the weight and feel there is no escaping it. You need to take a breather and start taking some of this added weight off your shoulders. Impossible as it may seem, there is a way this can be done, it is just going to take you setting boundaries and practicing the difficult art of saying No when others try to ask for a handout.
You might be taking care of someone, such as a parent, or a family member, who really isn’t that helpless, but they have grown comfortable with you stepping in and flipping the bill. You have to inform them that while in the past you were in a position to help, now you can no longer do this. As continuing down this path is only enabling them to be overly dependent on you.
Even if you feel there is no time for you to take a break, you can find a way to do so, and by taking a little break you will come back to the game feeling refreshed and ready to tackle down the obligations that lie before you.
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3 of Swords
Oh geez, Capricorn…. It seems that May is going to be a bit if an emotional roller coaster of a month for you! You despise failure and avoid it at all costs. You will not invest your valuable time or effort into something until you have researched into it and found that it would be worth your while, but sadly it seems that this month you may find some disappointments in one of your commitments.
Someone is not being honest with you, or is hiding something from you, and it is not going to be going on without your knowledge any longer. This event may make headlines in your life for quite some time, and there is no avoiding it at all. Even if this painful truth is something you wish to sweep under the rug so to not have to focus on a separation or to let go of it, you are not going to be able to do that, and so focusing on what lies next, after letting go, is the only thing that will inspire you once again to seek out something new in the future.
Feel the pain, Capricorn, but don’t get stuck in it. You are stubborn, and sometimes after falling off that tall ladder you were climbing, you don’t have the energy to climb it again, you will come to find a new venture is available that will inspire you once again.
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VI the Lovers
May is going to be a milestone month for you, Aquarius, and may just be the most powerful shift you have this entire year. Things are changing, and while they might seem to be in a negative sense right now, you will soon come to find that you needed this. You may be finding a new direction to walk down, or something is happening which is going to change your perspective which will in turn change your life.
You have overcome something rather difficult, and this is something that many people can’t say that they were able to do, and so for that you should be proud. This difficulty is here to not only test your strength, but to also help you find a higher path that brings about new experiences which correlate with your growth.
When you finally get back to the top of the mountain you have felt you were thrown from, you will find that those you felt didn’t really care at all, end up cheering you on. This sense of social acceptance is just what you needed. Of course, an Aquarius claims they don’t need the applause, but in reality, we all do, for it helps validate what we are doing, is right.
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It seems that the past few months have not been that kind to you, Pisces, and this month is going to hit you like a ton of bricks when it comes to looking at your shadowy self in the mirror. You can’t turn your head away or avoid looking at what you need to focus on any longer. It’s time to wake up and become the alchemist you need to be in order to change your life around in the direction that brings more peace and less of a struggle than you have been dealing with.
No one likes shadow work, especially a Pisces who focuses more on the beautiful or lighter aspects of everyone around then, including themselves. You feel you can do no harm to anyone, and when being called out, you cower away because you refuse to see yourself in that light. Well, there is no escape, and so you need to look, and look hard, and then address the issues you need to change in order to finally feel more peace.
When you do this, you will find that the future is much brighter than it has been in a while. This is one of the last hurdles you have to overcome, in order to find that sense of abundance or reach that treasured goal you have been wishing to reach.