The Cards and the Stars: Monthly Horoscope for May 2017

May 2017 Tarot Overview

General Overview for May:

The Five of Cups suggests that you have recently been upset over a loss or disappointment. The three cups spilled at the man’s feet in the picture indicates the loss you’ve experienced. You may not be aware of the strong support system that remains, indicated by the two cups still standing. Your friends and loved ones have been offering their support but you have focused too much on the disappointments. The river in the image suggests the troubled emotions that have made you feel lost and distant; you have cut yourself off from the joy and love associated with home. Remember to notice the bridge that isn’t far from view. It can lead you home again, into the arms of your loved ones.

The High Priestess is the third card in the Major Arcana, and is given the number two to indicate the polarity inherent in all things. She sits between the pillars of light and darkness, mercy and severity, positive and negative. She has withdrawn from outside influences, going deep within to gain knowledge from behind the veil of consciousness. The scroll in her lap is labeled “TORA”, the name of the Hebrew holy book, indicating her link to divinity. Behind her, the eternal ocean of emotions and intuition ebbs and flows, and she is the key to its mysteries. The High Priestess indicates that you are seeking more esoteric knowledge, experiencing a spiritual awakening. The attainment of such wisdom requires discipline. She also reminds you to look for the subtle meanings beyond everyday events. You must listen to your inner voice to hear the truth that lies beyond the shallow, mundane world. Trust your instincts.

The Knight of Swords is referring to you or to someone who will strongly influence your life in the situation in question, but does not have to be male. The Knight of Swords will come to the fight primed for battle, his sword waving a challenge to all comers. He will lead with his sword, then his head, then his heart. The mind of the person in question, like the Knight’s, is swift and will require constant stimulation. The butterfly on his horse is a symbol of his emergence from a chrysalis: he will rapidly transform into the blazing Knight depicted on the card. He will make a powerful impression, appearing suddenly, aggressively…but will his enthusiasm carry him through to the end, and will his high energy last? The Knight here can be you, a person, a project, or a dream of you. A fight is coming in the future: if you fight for the right person or thing, you will prevail.

Overall: the month of May looks positive for creativity and love. Business and money issues look to be fair. Auspicious days for most: 2, 5, 18, 26. Days which may prove challenging: 6 and 20. Lucky numbers: 4, 18, 22, 28, 41, 59.

Personalized May Horoscope by Astrological Sign:

Taurus (April 20-May 20) — This month is a great time to venture into typically tricky territory in a relationship, for coming to agreements regarding money and sharing the workload, for gaining support, and for better understanding and enjoying the deeper side of interactions. This can also be a time for thoroughly enjoying an exciting, consuming project. Planetary alignments stimulate your senses. You may want to do something on a whim and your ideas can be particularly unusual. Your mind is going to unexpected places now, and this can be a fun exercise. However, watch that you don't jump to conclusions or speak too soon today, as you may change your mind completely down the line. Tarot card of the month: Eight of Pentacles. Spirit Animal: Reindeer. Aura: Sapphire blue. Lucky Days: 3, 7, 16, 25.

Gemini May 21-June 20) — You might return to or flesh out an idea you were toying with last month and this can be exciting. There can be charged energy related to home or family, or there can be conversations and memories that motivate you to make changes and improvements. An unexpected trip down memory lane may be in focus for some of you. You'll have chances to get back in touch with people you care about or to redo and bolster up your relationships. If a household project stalled, you'll likely return to it in the coming weeks. Watch that you communicate mindfully now and show your affections more than you attempt to explain them. You can be particularly focused on bringing more comfort, harmony, or beauty to your home in the weeks ahead. Your perception of family dynamics or your ideas about your personal life and living arrangements continue to evolve. Changes can be about reorganizing or refreshing how you approach expressing your care with loved ones. Tarot card of the month: Death. Spirit Animal: Jackrabbit. Aura: Absinthe green. Lucky Days: 8, 12, 14, 30.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — This month, you'll have a second chance to smooth out your relationships, meet someone new, or carve out some great deals and agreements. While you may take your time initially, by early May, you'll be in great shape for attracting, developing, and enhancing relationships. For now, let your body language or actions speak loudest, as tempting as it may be to talk things through. From May 3rd, you'll be in a better position to get your verbal message across. New insights into old relationships can come to you. There can be a chance meeting that leads to new ways of thinking. Despite some hurdles to clear, you're feeling particularly refreshed and optimistic about love and friendship in May. Tarot card of the month: Five of Pentacles. Spirit Animal: Starfish. Aura: Pearl. Lucky Days: 3, 10, 15, 23.

Leo (July 23-August 22) — You can feel as if you're turning a corner this month. Even so, it's in your best interests to keep some of your new ideas under wraps for a while longer (after May 10th makes more sense). Your energies this month are electric. You can feel very positive about the work you do, services you provide, or your self-care and health programs. You benefit from a window into the past to recognize what worked —and what didn't— as well as a keen sense of upcoming trends and excitement for what's ahead of you. Until June 6th, you're in a good position to restore balance to your daily life and relationships therein. There can be more pleasure or social opportunities through health pursuits, work or daily routines. Tarot card of the month: King of Swords. Spirit Animal: Ferret. Aura: Butterscotch. Lucky Days: 1, 17, 18, 30.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) — Sure, you're smart enough to know that life is not fair, but that doesn't always stop you from seeking justice and equality as you journey through your days. By maintaining this delicate balance between realism and idealism this month, you will be able to handle any situation, no matter how bizarre or uncomfortable it might be. Becoming a cynic might save you some disappointment here and there, but it's much more rewarding to think that all people are equal and should be treated as such. Tarot card of the month: Five of Wands. Spirit Animal: Lion. Aura: Ice Blue. Lucky Days: 6, 18, 20, 29.

Libra (September 23-October 22) — The obstacles that are planted in the middle of your path this month are not as daunting as they might first appear to be. You have to assess the situation, then step back and form a game plan. Taking a break before you dive in will help you stay fresh and get an accurate idea of the troubles that lie ahead. They won't look so big once after all. Tarot card of the month: Ace of Pentacles. Spirit Animal: Coyote. Aura: Spring Green. Lucky Days: 5, 6, 19, 21.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) — May feels exciting and upbeat. It can also be very relationship-focused. You may come to a new understanding of a matter from the past related to love or pleasure. Ideas coming to you now may relate to a venture you were considering last month. There can be surprising interactions or conversations that lead to interesting trains of thought. The skies return to focus on your romance and creativity sectors and will benefit your personal life until June 6th. You will express yourself with more warmth, personality, and charm. You're in great shape for returning to an old hobby or picking up a relationship where you left off. Tarot card of the month: Two of Wands. Spirit of Animal: Monarch Butterfly. Lucky Days: 3, 11, 18, 26.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) — May's stars will stimulate your thinking about long-term goals. There can be unexpected twists of focus now. You can change your mind very easily today! While this can be a positive thing, you should probably watch for speaking too quickly, at least until the third week of the month. Going forward, and particularly after May 14th, you're in a great position for your personality to shine and to make valuable connections. Tarot card of the month: Knight of Swords. Spirit Animal: Grasshopper. Aura: Garnet. Lucky Days: 1, 2, 14, 28.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) — Talking will get you anything you want in May. Your way with words is especially captivating right now and you will have the perfect terms right on the tip of your tongue. Verbal communication has long been one of your strengths, and now, even more so. This is a wonderful time to meet new people, especially people you want to impress. Job interviews, first dates, or any other type of potentially monumental appointments are going to go well. Tarot card of the month: The Hermit. Spirit Animal: Woodpecker. Aura: Aubergine. Lucky Days: 4, 13, 20, 31.

Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) — May will find you feeling increasingly readier to express your feelings and follow your desires in direct, straightforward, and positive ways. This can be a time of a great love of the outdoors, travel, and learning, as well as a time for finding love and pleasure in unusual and possibly even exotic places. Breaking out of your usual routine can open up pleasant possibilities, even if it's only happening on a mental level. You're not in any mood to do ordinary things, and with this mindset, you might completely gloss over relevant facts, so watch for this. Tarot card of the month: Nine of Swords. Spirit Animal: Chipmunk. Aura: Champagne Gold. Lucky Days: 1, 10, 11, 25.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20) — Beginning in May and until June 6th, you're in the position to catch your breath and learn more about your deeper feelings. All that you've swept under the rug in recent months related to your affections can now be recognized and processed. You've been getting the brunt of the last few retrogrades, and now you have a bit more to go before you feel your head's truly back in the game, but you're making progress! This month may prompt interesting insights and sudden flashes of intuition that may even amount to a mental breakthrough. You're looking at a matter in an entirely new light. Tarot card of the month: Ace of Pentacles. Spirit Animal: Heron. Aura: Ash Gray. Lucky Days: 3, 7, 19, 30.

Aries (March 21-April 19) — Lately, you may have done some nursing of your feelings and this has been a useful process as it motivates you to push forward lighter and freer. Now, you're feeling new and refreshed — not quite back up to speed but getting there! People appreciate the qualities that come most naturally to you, and this should continue all the way until June 6th. You may not have felt particularly “lucky” last month but planetary influence fires you up mentally. Your discoveries can be super, so take notes, but consider working with them patiently for awhile longer. Tarot card of the month: Ten of Swords. Spirit Animal: Komodo Dragon. Aura: Fuchsia. Lucky Days: 2, 8, 19, 24.

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