Spring is officially upon us. For this new season, here’s the guidance you’ll need to heal and nourish your creative and emotional needs before we hit the second half of the year.
Aries // Knight of Cups + 2 of Swords + King of Wands
The Knight of Cups invites you to soften up your resistance to past hardships and trials you’ve endured in order to welcome in hope, abundance and strong harmony with self for the months that follow. Instead of allowing life to beat you down, you have trained your mind to look at the flip side of things. This influence brings out your inner child, the playful more charming side of you that allows you to create with senseless abandon, only focusing on your joy and new discoveries along the way. The 2 of Swords points to indecision or the inability to choose for yourself what is in your best interest. May represents the mid-way mark of a year that is all about independence, transitions and ending cycles. It is suggested that you utilized the force of the King of Wands to push through any emotional barriers that you are imposing on yourself, and see to it that your passion, ambition and sense of happiness comes first. Prepare for rapid changes within your career, love and self-identity. Whatever you’ve been holding back on is now rapidly growing in the direction that you’ve always intended, although it may not be taking the form that you’ve anticipated. Living your life authentically, even if you have to initiate dynamic moves yourself, is what May is about.
Taurus // Magician + Knight of Swords + Justice
The Magician comes with the sharp and sometimes frightening realization that your world is on your shoulders and your thoughts will create what you determine is real. This can place a burden of responsibility and fear of making the wrong move, but there are no wrong moves. Magic is about creating what you envision by utilizing your immediate resources around you and trusting the innate power that you hold within. The Knight of Swords can be a double edged sword. On one end, you have positive aggression, a sense of strong urgency to get all that you can envision done onto the physical plane. Your manifestation skills are rapid this month and you will be planning ahead for the months to come, ensuring that you are doing all that you can at a reasonable speed without exhausting yourself. The beautiful thing is that you have more than enough energy to do so and your motivation is at an all-time high due to past successes and encouragement from loved ones around you. Justice shows no discord within your heart or your mind. Your task this month is to follow your intuition with no doubt and continue taking action on what you feel you must. For others, you will be a breath of fresh air, sound and wise, share your gifts but don’t forget to take your own advice.
Gemini // 3 of Swords + Emperor
You are more mystically inclined, researching new topics and subjects of interest, gaining a broader knowledge on information that is not readily accepted by most. A new level of intimacy with self is expected. The more you know who you are, the less interested you are in meddling with things that don’t align with that awakening. This month is a large cleansing because you are prioritizing spending more time with yourself and focusing on what makes you grow. The 3 of Swords shows a recovery of what has once tainted your peace. Investing in yourself ensures that you bounce back to your normal self. Separation, loss and grief is depicted in the 3 of Swords, but these experiences make you extremely wiser and much more calculated in your approach toward life, as shown by the Emperor. May allows you to attain a higher vibration by overcoming negative past experiences and steering away from what distracts you. There is much structure, discipline and organization to be implemented into your life; establish a new order and direction on how you want things to be moving forward.
Cancer // 6 of Swords + 2 of Pentacles + 10 of Pentacles
The 6 of Swords teaches you how to protect your bubble, making you vigilant of your emotions, how much you give and take and what is the fair balance for you. This card shows you departing from an old emotional attachment or expectation that you now know may not come to fruition. Instead of being upset or frustrated with the truth, you decide to empower yourself by moving forward in pursuit of something more fulfilling and worthy of your time. The 2 of Pentacles has you considering exactly what your needs are. Have you been living aimlessly throughout life, taking things one day at a time or setting deliberate intentions to ground and find purpose and practicality in your actions? Lose the need to control things that are out of your reach and go with the flow of what life is presenting to you. The 10 of Pentacles brings up topics of family, stability and creating in the future. Although this may be rocky for you and unpredictable at the moment, trust that what is transpiring is for your best benefit. You have reached a maturity level that perceives circumstances from a higher level. Descending from that point of view would be a choice.
Leo // The Hanged Man + 9 of Swords + Ace of Cups
The Hanged Man will reveal to you the exact areas where you remain hesitant and in procrastination. This card brings mindfulness to your full potential and gets you moving in the right direction again. May is a mental breaking point, where you know you cannot continue in the same fashion and still expect different results from that behavior. The 9 of Swords points toward mental blockage. It’s not a good time to trust all your thoughts, for some may very well deceive you. Do not cripple your spirit by giving your thoughts too much power. From one angle, you have the freedom to think and will as you choose. The Ace of Cups encourages emotional nourishment and creative stimulation. It invites you to indulge in your sense and physical pleasure. Getting back into your body in whatever activity you choose becomes a valuable asset to you this month. From here on in, you are expected to be fully accountable for the quality of your creations, mental or not. Seeking liberation from what has kept your spirit pent up and chained is all the fuel you need to do right by you.
Virgo // Justice + The Hierophant + Knight of Pentacles
Justice will bring awareness to the areas in your life that are in need of more adjustment. Where do you need to project more positive and logical energy, and where are you being overtly emotional and clouded in judgement? The Hierophant reminds you to listen to yourself and to place your wisdom first. This is what will help you see things for what they truly are and not to make assumptions about what is. You may be presented with several tests in patience, faith in self and understanding of your higher knowledge and consciousness. Applying this wisdom to practical situations will save you much drama and help you to preserve your inner peace. You have the ability to see the bigger picture and take things into a mature perspective that allows others to view you with much respect and honor. The Knight of Pentacles is the deliverer of new projects, collaborations and side-gigs that give you a boost in the financial world, but it will also help you gain confidence in your ability to conjure new ideas at will. There is much comfort with your ability to navigate yourself toward success. Have faith that your ‘higher self’ will see you through.
Libra // 3 of Pentacles + 9 of Cups + 8 of Wands
Creating a new beginning for yourself, collaborating and learning from others and proposing dynamic new approaches toward life is what the 3 of Pentacles presents to you this month. Your ability to communicate effectively is powerful this month. Be mindful of how you use your words and what you say for they all carry a deep impact on the lives and actions of others. The 9 of Cups makes you a cunning manipulator that can take advantage of practically any scenario or emotional outburst that others may be projecting at you; rather than react immaturely, you are clearly aware of reality and how to use that for your best benefit. You are gaining mastery of your own emotions and will find a way to win and be victorious, particularly when involved with groups of people or expressing your own needs and desires. The 8 of Wands creates the energy of success, opportunity and acceleration. You already know what you must do, but the work is in getting others to follow suit. Worry about yourself and hop on some other tasks that you’ve been wanting to get accomplished if you notice that no one is pulling their own weight. What you want is coming; it just may not be coming in the form that you’ve expected.
Scorpio // 5 of Wands + 4 of Wands + 8 of Pentacles
The 5 of Wands strikes up discomfort and resistance toward that which scares you. Just as you are approaching the finish line in accomplishing something major for yourself, in comes feelings of doubt and insecurity. This could also symbolize your habit of thinking on what others are doing rather than focusing on your inner state of being and what you are attempting to achieve for yourself. The 4 of Wands, however, illustrates that peace, happiness and joy are just a realization away. It depends on what you are willing to commit to: inner turmoil or inner comfort? You are prone to beating yourself up too harshly, rather than focusing on your successful surrounding and blessing that awaits you. The 8 of Pentacles shows just how dedicated you are toward improvement and development. The signs show that your work is paying off even if you may have more piled up on you. With consistency and commitment, the odds are in your favor. This could be an excellent month to increase your knowledge in a particular field that is lucrative for you to get into. Anything involving self-investment and development is suggested for success later down in the road.
Sagittarius // 6 of Pentacles + 5 of Pentacles + 7 of Swords
The 6 of Pentacles shows that you have more than enough to give to yourself; therefore, you feel secure and obligated to give to others, whether this is advice, wisdom or energy. Friends, family and strangers are grateful for your benevolence. Kindness and gratitude pays off in tremendous ways, and you have grown leaps from learning how to heal your own trauma and internal discord. The 5 of Pentacles illustrates the act of lower consciousness being sheltered in a sanctuary, to recover from the challenges and losses in life. You have enhanced your appreciation of self and life due to your trials and tribulations. Matters that may have once disturbed you now seem trivial and you are focused on the bigger picture. You have also prioritized making your body and soul your home, finding ease and comfort with yourself and being cool in your own skin. The 7 of Swords shows your escape of a wild circus, the frantic need to do more, worry about things you are incapable of handling and referencing the past in comparison to the present. If you focus on the progress of other people, you lose footing of your own and lack of grounding. If you are feeling particularly low in energy, servicing others may help you to get back on your feet and realize that everyone is struggling from some unseen battle.
Capricorn // 9 of Swords + 10 of Cups + 4 of Swords
The 9 of Swords is a card of mental illusion, excessive thought and fretting over that which you cannot control. Perhaps you put too much pressure on yourself instead of being mindful of your liberty in the present moment. Self-care is of the utmost priority and this goes for mental health. You will be inspired to find ways to recover and come back to self, as you research meditation, spiritual practices and activities that make you feel wholesome and peaceful. The 10 of Cups shows increasing improvement over these matters and that you will find alignment with your soul, choosing to marry your best self instead of the personalities that take over to create inner conflict and confusion. You are choosing to be your most authentic self in all moments of your life and are unbothered by the opinions and actions of others — this is what it truly means to be focusing on self and anchored in the now. The 4 of Swords is a card that suggests you take your time and plan ahead. Moving slow allows you to assess which direction is best for you, especially if you believe that everything is accessible to you now and you can go, do and be anything.
Aquarius // Ace of Pentacles + 10 of Wands + 4 of Wands
The Ace of Pentacles gives you the security that you need overall. This is support from family and friends, lovers strangers and admirers from afar. In your mind you carry a vault of wealth because you are a perpetual inventor and ultimately a stream of creative consciousness. The 10 of Wands brings you clarity on the areas of your life that you are doing the most — the most effort, the most complaining, the most struggle. There are easier ways to go about life; invent a way to do so. The 4 of Wands guarantees completion of a massive project and goal that you’ve set out to accomplish for yourself, except i sense this is a long time in the making. It takes time to create a legend, to establish your legacy – the beauty of this card is that it is quite possible with the direction you are in. Distractions are to be minimized so you can minimize the pressure placed on yourself from others. Granted, you have much love and support from your lover, family and friends – their needs and sly ability to pry you away from what needs to get done can set you back without you realizing. Realign your drive and find ways to juggle both, if possible.
Pisces // Page of Pentacles + 6 of Swords + 6 of Cups
The Page of Pentacles provides you with a youthful perspective to things. No longer willing to carry unnecessary strain or burden on your shoulders, you are eagerly leaping into the future with hope and anticipation that you will be able to deliver your intentions with no doubt. It shows that you are ready to birth an idea that you’ve been marinating on for some time and it is the perfect moment to do so. If you have been holding back on taking action, the Page of Pentacles encourages you to turn those thoughts into reality. The 6 of Swords shows a voyage beyond that which has held you back mentally. Although there is a struggle here to move onward, it is possible to leave and never look back. You are ready for this change and are able to make the leap, regardless of what you think. It’s important not to take your thoughts so seriously during this time of great vulnerability and change. The 6 of Cups brings you inspiration and nostalgic memories of people, places or hobbies you’ll need to get in touch with your spirit again. It can also be an introduction to someone whom you connect with quite deeply, offering a refreshing gift that lifts you out of your funk, getting you right back on track.