With Mars, Mercury AND Jupiter all in retrograde at various points in May, it makes for an interesting time with all signs at some point being affected. Much of the theme for May is about inner work, moving and shifting things we need to process, move aside or leave quietly on the roadside so we can continue to move into our own dharma.
May May bring you gentle, gentle, gentle...
Taurus-- 8 of Swords
This month you are going to grapple with some internal demon. Perhaps mild depression, perhaps a self esteem issue, there will be some intrusive thoughts that will be unkind, unloving, unhelpful and you know that they are trash thoughts because they usually are stuck on repeat. These are not new, innovative, or even interesting thoughts. Like trash, they accumulate, get in your way and are not worth your time. This month, your job will be to take out the garbage, release and purge thoughts that have no real claim on you, who diminish you, who hold you to smallness. I CAST THEE OUT.
Gemini--4 of Swords
My Gemini, we are so unfairly affected by Mercury's common and troubling retrogrades, being ruled by mercury we are affected the most. However, since Gemini are so very high energy most of the time, I see this as a heavenly hand brake, built in times of forced rest so we don't burn out. Four of Swords means rest. Take May to recuperate from the long shuttle from winter to spring, if you can. Get out of the fast lane, put on cruise control and instead of fighting the energy, work with it. Move inward and dream.
Cancer--9 of Swords
If you can, this month, try to keep a dream diary. This month may be particularly active with dreams and some of them might be part of your inner self working through past trauma, trying to untangle a personal challenge, or an attempt to get your waking mind to look at something deeply. During this month, nighttime distress means inner growth. Please pay attention here.
Leo-- Queen of Pentacles
Get your house in order, Leo. This Queen's appearance usually signifies spending time tending to your domestic garden. Perhaps you wish to redecorate, start a kitchen garden, or pick up some sweet lights for your outdoor space. I also recommend learning feng shui, it is such a wonderful way to create a home space with function and form!
Virgo--The High Priestess
This month, you are being asked to spend some time ding what Virgos do best, engage with that wonderful feminine energy that you have in spades! The High Priestess is about swimming in the mystery of the intuitive. You might find yourself more tuned in than regular and if your gut is screaming at you about something, you need to listen. Use this time of heightened awareness to ask the important questions. Wait to hear the answer revealed.
Libra--King of Pentacles
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to become a very adult adult and take a good long look at your financial situation. I don't mean the short term, I am talking long term here; how's your retirement situation? Are you saving what you need? Is there anything more you can be doing here, be honest, is there? Are you helping others to the determent of your own long term care? Guard your castle, this month take ownership of the future you.
Scorpio--2 of Wands
Scorpio, I dare you to dream in May. I am talking about big, lazy springtime dreams. Expansive, beautiful, romantic dreams where things glitter and float on the air and it just all seems so possible. Because it is, and you can make it so. Take all of the things inside and write them down, come up with a plan, put down some action steps, start thinking about implementation. What you survey can be yours with a little free thinking ingenuity.
Sagittarius--6 of Wands
The month of May sees you are being successful at something, Sag. Whether it be work, in love, with family, or maybe a lottery ticket, this month there is a resounding YES to the energy that surrounds you. Take a chance. Leap! You are going to make it to the other side.
May asks that you pay attention to the nuts and bolts of your life. Bills, housing, your schedule, there is a sense here that you need to take control of some aspect of the foundation of your living. Have you been avoiding something in your life that needs attention and focus right now? What are you resisting? What bores you? This is the area that needs you to clamp down and focus.
Aquarius--7 of Pentacles
You might feel frustrated by the slow rate of movement in some aspect of your personal life this month. Slow rate, however, does not mean no rate; please keep that in mind before you throw something across the room in frustration. With the planets in retrograde, that is just the situation right now. You are being asked to call upon your patience, be the tortoise, not the hare. Slow and steady will win the race just don't panic if it doesn't happen in the way or pace you wish it to.
May asks that you quiet it down, go within, take some serious time for self reflection and inner inquiry as you watch the spring leaves unfurl and the flowers bloom, Pisces. Perhaps you have felt flustered about something, unsure or uncertain and when we feel like this, this is when it is time to disengage from the social media and online time and slow the brain rate down to a pace that works for us, not against us. The Hermit is about honing his craft, what can you work on during this quiet time you will create?
Aries--9 of Cups
You are still riding in a nice wave of energy this month as the 9 of cups indicates a feeling of satiation, fullness, happiness, and joy. Perhaps you have finished a project or are newly fallen in love. Maybe you got the car you were looking at or the house, this energy is the energy of getting what you want and feeling immensely happy about that, a little smug, even, in your job. No hard feelings with that! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
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