May Tarotscopes

By Jillann Morlan

Spirit Speak Tarot Deck by Mary Elizabeth Evans

ARIES // Page of Wands

There’s an abundance of creative inspiration on the horizon for you this month, Aries.  Let your intuition be your guide when it comes to new projects and potential collaborations.  Not everyone and everything that comes in this month will be worth your time and energy.  Although you may find yourself caught up in a whirlwind of new ideas and opportunities, it’s important that you keep a discerning attitude in the midst of all the excitement.  We’ve finally moved on from the dormancy of a long winter and our collective energy is growing.  We are quickly gaining the momentum needed to help us all burst forth into a new cycle with greater clarity and motivation.  Your individual energy this month is perfectly aligned with this increase in collective force, Aries, but easy does it.  Make sure you don’t get caught up in the multitude of energies and inspirations that will be vying for your attention.  Take your time.  Stay grounded.  It’s Taurus season, so you are advised to attune yourself to the stable, practical and persistent qualities of the Bull.  Don’t worry about quantity.  Cut out anything that is superfluous this month and work diligently toward dreams that are only of the highest quality.

 

TAURUS // The High Priestess, reversed

Happy Birthday, Taurus!  It’s your season, and after a gruelingly long winter, we are all elated to be celebrating with you.  There is inspiration buzzing all around, and you may feel an extra pull to be out in the world this month, but make sure that you balance any socializing with quiet time.  Specifically, you are being asked to reconnect with your ruling element of earth this month.  Reconnect in order to get grounded.  Reconnect for support.  Get outside and go within.  Sprawl out on the grass and receive the warmth of the sun.  Go for a hike or a walk on the beach.  If you live in an urban environment, head to a park or even a small patch of grass will do.  Let your skin make contact with the earth in whatever way you can.  Write your intentions on small pieces of paper and bury them in the ground like seeds.  Hold space for your dreams while sitting in silence somewhere outside or simply open up your window and let Mother Nature’s energy come to you.  You have a great deal of guidance and wisdom that wants to manifest in your life this month, Taurus, so be still and get ready to receive.

 

GEMINI // Five of Wands, reversed

Stop second-guessing yourself, Gemini.  You have so much to offer, and it’s time for you to start believing in yourself and your abilities on a whole new level.  It’s time to get out of your own way and raise your personal vibration.  A little competition can be an incredibly activating force, but make sure that you’re not competing with yourself.  Are you holding onto an outdated idea about who you think you should be?  Are you holding onto a dream that is no longer serving you?  If it doesn’t resonate in the here and now, let it go!  If it doesn’t make you feel alive, inspired, and motivated to take a leap of faith, then move on.  Collectively, we are still working to shake off winter’s weight and lackluster vibe in order to fully move into the transformative energy and creative bounty that the spring season has to offer.  You may have had a few false starts in the past couple of months, but don’t let that discourage you.  Keep moving forward this month.  Believe in yourself and trust that everything in aligning for you in the most perfect way possible.  You don’t have to have it all figured out, but you do have to keep fighting for your happiness, creativity and personal fulfillment.

 

CANCER // Eight of Wands, reversed

The natural world may be bursting with blossoms and longer days may have you feeling like you need to charge ahead with renewed force, but it’s important for you to remember that slow and steady wins the race, Cancer.  Many of us feel as though we’ve been in a prolonged hibernation.  We are eager to get up and running.  We want motivation.  We want results, and we want them now.  Don’t fall prey to such haste, Cancer.  Hurrying is a form of violence.  Hurrying undermines our progress and our potential.  Trust in your timing this month.  Exercise your faith by taking a conscious pause instead of pushing forward.  Taurus season invites us all to get more grounded and reconnect with a deeper sense of purpose and stability within ourselves.  Never forget that you already have everything you need in order to thrive, Cancer.  No matter what obstacles you are currently facing, you can and will overcome them if you do your personal work and refuse to succumb to fear and indifference.  Everyone else may be in a hurry, but stay true to you and your own perfect timing.  Listen to your body.  Rest when you need to rest.  Do what feels right.  Do what feels good and know that you deserve it.

 

LEO // Three of Swords, reversed

How’s your heart, Leo?  Take a moment and sink deeply into your heart space.  What feelings or emotions are bubbling just beneath the surface?  Do you feel contractive or expansive?  What are you afraid of?  What is your heart longing to express?  Be willing to be your own witness this month, Leo.  Be willing to show up for yourself with deeper awareness and tenderness.  Create space for your heart to speak.  Set aside time to listen.  Now is not the time to wear your emotions on your sleeve.  Now is the time to go within and seek the guidance of your own inner crone.  In truth, you already have all of the answers.  In truth, you are already completely healed and whole, but we are living in chaotic times.  There is constant stimulus vying for our attention, and it’s easy to forget our truth.  Be wiling to align yourself with a force that is much bigger than you this month, Leo.  It doesn’t matter what form this force takes for you.  It doesn’t matter if it’s an ethereal sense of oneness or a hard and fast feeling you get while in nature.  Tune into whatever feels the most expansive and supportive, give up control, and let the feelings that arise guide you home.

 

VIRGO // Two of Wands   

It’s time to check in with your life force, Virgo.  Do you feel vital or do you feel drained?  Take some time to honestly assess where you’re at without judgment.  Wherever you are right now is exactly where you need to be.  If you’re feeling fulfilled, aligned and ready to charge ahead with a new work project or creative endeavor, then do so.  If you’re feeling heavy, defeated and full of dread, stay put until you’ve recharged or rerouted, or both.  Sometimes we must endure a prolonged period of pain or stagnation in order to find out what we are truly made of.  The true power of our pain lies in showing us the fierceness of our fight.  No matter what you are facing right now, Virgo, don’t give up!  There are some truly wonderful and beautifully aligned opportunities heading your way.  Ask yourself if you need to take some time off and let them come to you, or if you feel ready to get going and meet them halfway.  Empowerment can come from action as equally as it can come from standing your ground and taking the time you need.  Stay true to you this month, Virgo, and you’ll be onto the next best thing in no time at all.

 

LIBRA // Three of Wands, reversed

 

Moving forward isn’t always easy.  Moving forward requires an immense amount of faith and trust.  It’s easy to feel bogged down by change.  It’s easy to fear for our future.  Although staying small may seem like less work, the truth is that we are hardwired to evolve.  Stifling our personal evolution by giving into fear and stagnation is significantly more work than leaning in, trusting the process and going with the flow.  Death only occurs when change ceases, but we block our evolution and make it extremely difficult for change to happen when we refuse to let go of that which no longer serves us.  The ego urges us to hold on because it equates familiarity with safety, but the soul understands the beauty and potential of the unknown.  The ego feeds on attachment.  The soul thrives on leaps of faith into the unknown.  The ego fears chaos, but the soul knows that chaos is a precursor to creation.  Chaos means uncertainty and uncertainty means possibility.  Face the uncertainties in your life with renewed faith this month, Libra.  Quiet the ego.  Be willing to approach all that you do from a soul-centered perspective.  Trust in the possibilities.  Upgrade your personal belief system and you will upgrade your entire life.

 

SCORPIO // Knight of Swords, reversed     

Spring’s energy is typically refreshing and motivating, but after such a long and harsh winter, you may be feeling a bit frantic and unstable, Scorpio.  Take the time you need this month to fully transition into this new energy before moving forward.  It may take awhile for you to feel balanced and confident enough to fully emerge, but it’s imperative that you go slow in order to stay aligned with your most authentic wants and needs before pursuing any new projects or relationships this month.  With all of the chaos that we have collectively been moving through, you may be having a difficult time discerning what your true desires are.  You may feel a sudden push to go in a certain direction only to find out soon after that your motivations were not authentically yours.  Stay centered this month by getting back to basics, Scorpio.  Be gentle with yourself and get creative.  Keep it light as you explore the depths of your inner life with quiet time, walks in nature, drawing, singing, dancing, or whatever feels good to you.  Ignore anyone who places demands on your time and attention.  Put yourself first.  Aim to please your inner child and you’ll soon feel free to fly into the next cycle of your life with grace and ease.

 

SAGITTARIUS // Temperance, reversed   

You don’t have to do it all alone, Sagittarius.  In fact, it is highly recommended that you seek the comfort and support of others this month.  As one of the most ambitious signs of the zodiac, you know how to harness your inner wisdom and independent spirit in order to achieve your goals, but it’s important that you remember the guidance and strength that can also be found in community.  Make sure you don’t overlook the ones who care for you the most this month, Sagittarius.  Give yourself a break and be willing to receive.  You don’t always have to be the one who is on the move, exploring, growing and giving.  Sometimes we receive the clarity or the missing piece we’ve been ardently searching for when we simply relax, stop seeking, and open ourselves up to receiving what we need from others.  The more we are able to receive, the more we are able to give back.  Giving and receiving is akin to inhaling and exhaling.  One cannot exist without the other.  It is a continuous cycle that requires a commitment to balance.  Commit to balance and calm this month.  Reach out to your people.  Get the support you need and you’ll be ready to move ahead with full force by the end of the month.

 

CAPRICORN // Nine of Cups, reversed    

 

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and May is shaping up to be an extremely abundant month for you, Capricorn.  With an increase in abundance, whether it be time, energy or money, you’re likely to be feeling more generous.  Don’t be afraid to exercise your spirit of generosity throughout the month, but make sure that you don’t fall into a cycle of giving more than you receive.  Be open to receiving other people’s gifts and offerings to you.  Increasing our receptivity sends a powerful signal to the universe that says we are ready, willing, and able to take on more.  When we are unwilling or unable to receive, we send a signal to the universe that says we have reached capacity and can’t take on anything new.  When we give more than we receive we can feel drained and anxious.  Likewise, when we receive more than we give, we can feel guilty or unworthy.  Maintaining a healthy balance between giving and receiving keeps us within an effortless flow of abundance.  Strive for balance in all areas of your life this month, Capricorn.  This will make it easier for you to navigate any experiences that may block the strong current of abundance that is heading your way.

 

AQUARIUS // Queen of Cups

What are you most afraid of, Aquarius?  In what ways are you unwilling to fully show up for yourself?  In what ways do you avoid being truly seen?  As the natural world celebrates rebirth with outward signs of new growth and an array of colors, smells and sounds, you are being asked to go within.  What did the long winter months allow you to keep buried beneath the surface?  What walls need to come down and what fears need to be faced in order for you to move into the summer months with more gusto?  The answer to these questions must come from the heart.  You cannot think your way into a deeper experience of joy and creativity.  You have to feel your way through these questions in order to find the answers that resonate most deeply within you.  No one else can do this work for you.  It won’t be easy.  It might be emotional.  It might be scary.  It might even seem unnecessary, but your heart has things that it wants to tell you, Aquarius.  Be gentle.  You don’t need to get too far ahead of yourself.  Take your time.  Stay soft.  Be open and simply listen, and the rest will come to you.

 

PISCES // The Hierophant   

We live in a world where we are constantly inundated with choices.  Living in contemporary society means dealing with overwhelm caused by too many options on a daily basis.  What structures do you have in place to help you make choices, Pisces?  Who do you turn to when you need help making a decision?  Are the choices that you make for yourself more influenced by the past, the present or the future?  Do you focus more on your hopes or your regrets?  You’re being asked to investigate your personal processes this month in order to get crystal clear about anything and everything that influences you and your decision-making.  When we strip away the stimulus and outside opinions, we give ourselves a chance to get to the heart of the matter.  When we get centered, we give our authentic self a better opportunity to show up and speak up on our behalf.  Don’t worry about what everyone else is saying or doing this month, Pisces.  Don’t be afraid to balk at tradition.  If it doesn’t resonate with you, don’t do it.  Stay true to you.  Keep moving forward.  Have the courage to do it your way and any help that you may need will soon follow.

January Tarotscopes

By Jillann Morlan

Spirit Speak Tarot Deck by Mary Elizabeth Evans

 ARIES // Nine of Swords

 The New Year is an excellent time for setting intentions and reigniting your inner fire, Aries.  Do the work that the season requires.  Be willing to say goodbye to everyone and everything that no longer serves you, and mean it.  If it doesn’t feel good, set it free.  You don’t have to completely overhaul your life, but you do have to get clear on what you truly want and need.  Start small.  Take a deeper look at your desires.  What really turns you on?  Let go.  Go there.  Tap into your childlike imagination this month.  Have fun with the changes and transitions.  Don’t over think it.  Be light.  Change can be quite joyful if you stay out of your head, listen to your heart, and go with the flow.  With Mercury in retrograde until January 8th, and the shadow period that follows it, we are all advised to ease into our new beginnings, and you are no exception, Aries.  Get the fire started, but be wary of burning out prematurely.  It’s Capricorn season, and you are advised to take some cues from this ambitious yet grounded and persistent sign.  There’s no need to rush.  Don’t let your mind bully you into the better, stronger, faster mode of thinking.  Slow and steady will undoubtedly win the race this month.

 

TAURUS // Two of Pentacles, reversed

You’re advised to find a better balance this month, Taurus.  Be careful not to take on too much too soon as we move into the New Year.  If you find yourself in overcompensation mode, stop!  Sometimes life can feel like a cruel juggling act, but before you give up, make sure that you aren’t taking on undue stress or energy that isn’t yours.  If you’re still holding onto people or situations from your past that invite chaos, purge them as quickly as you can.  You deserve peace, quiet and calm, and you must have them in order to gather the focus needed to carry you through a potentially trying month.  You deserve balance, but it isn’t a given.  Sometimes we have to work a lot harder than we want to in order to achieve the balance we need, but it is work that must be done.  Slow down and create some space before settling into this next phase of your life.  Mercury is in retrograde through January 8th, so the cosmic climate is supporting your slow start to the New Year.  Trust in this time and know that retrogrades aren’t something to wish away.  They are, in fact, a beautiful time for inner work and recalibration if you’re willing to quiet the mind and really feel through your frustrations and discomforts.

GEMINI // Two of Wands, reversed  

 You’re likely to be stepping up into something really sweet this month, Gemini, but it will require more trust and patience on your part before it manifests.  Maybe you aren’t exactly where you want to be, think you should be, or even need to be as we enter the New Year, but don’t start comparing yourself to others.  Above all else, you must trust in the unique timing of your life as you embrace your new beginnings.  Comparison is one of the quickest ways to kill your joy and block your success.  Stay present with whatever shows up for you this month.  Own it.  Hold space for it.  Love it unconditionally.  Love yourself unconditionally.  If you come up against some discomfort or dis-ease, let it move through you with as much lightness and compassion as you can.  Keep working at the things that make you happy and that spark joy within you.  Keep writing, making art, singing, dancing, running, skipping, laughing… Keep being you and believing in yourself.  Get lost in your passions and give yourself a break.  Commit to leaving yourself alone and letting your life unfold.  Surrender to the process, trust that you are supported, and you will soon find yourself in an optimal position to move forward and manifest your deepest desires with much greater ease.

 

CANCER // Four of Cups

Our dreams work in tandem with our creativity.  Our dreams are full of wisdom, hope and love.  Our dreams hold the key to our future, but not if they become too rigid.  Our dreams are worth holding onto, but only if they encourage us to keep flying.  Are you clutching to outmoded beliefs about yourself, what you’re capable of, or dreams that you’ve outgrown, Cancer?  If so, why?  What do you feel you have to gain from holding on?  What would happen if you let go?  Dreams are meant to inspire.  If our dreams aren’t changing, we aren’t evolving.  Be willing to examine your old dreams and release what no longer serves as you look forward to the New Year.  We can’t fully step into new beginnings until we fully bless and release the past.  Focus on what is here now.  Honor where you’ve been, but refocus your energy and restart from where you are right this very moment.  What dreams have already come true for you?  What dreams are you living right now?  Take it all in.  You have a great deal to celebrate as we begin a new cycle, Cancer.  Believe it.  Indulge in new dreams.  Believe in them, and you will be surprised at how quickly things start to align for you.

 LEO // King of Pentacles, reversed  

What do you value most, Leo?  How worthy do you think you are?  Make sure that your longing for success and your desire to be admired by others doesn’t cloud your perception of self-worth this month.  You may be one of the most driven and ambitious signs of the zodiac, but as we begin the New Year, you are advised to examine, and perhaps even reroute, where you’re putting the bulk of your focus.  Are you spending more time and energy on outward accomplishments as opposed to inner growth?  Goal-oriented living can be a great inspiration, and it will certainly provide results, but make sure you are truly invested in the work required to accomplish your goals before moving forward with them.  If you find yourself out of alignment, don’t be afraid to make some adjustments.  Stick up for yourself and what you truly want and need.  Keep coming back to your personal truth throughout the month.  Look to the cycles of nature for reassurance and support.  Trust that your lack will always be replenished even if the season feels like it will never end.  Abundance comes in many different forms, but remember that it has less to do with what you achieve and more to do with your core beliefs about who you are and what you deserve.

 VIRGO // Knight of Pentacles

It may not be completely clear where the path is leading you at this moment, Virgo, but know that you are on it and that you are being led in the right direction.  The energies of the month have you aligning with truth and deeply deserved success.  Trust that you have all the tools that you need in order to reach your goals, and keep going!  January will not be so much about new beginnings for you as it will be about perseverance and keeping the faith.  The seeds of desire that you planted months ago will begin to sprout when you least expect it, but you must be patient.  Mercury is in retrograde until January 8th so don’t worry if things seem to be getting off to a less than stellar start this month.  Keep doing the things that inspire you and ground you in your creativity and your truth.  Tune into your roots and reach out to your established systems of support for nourishment and a boost in confidence if you fail to see results and start to feel wary.  It’s not your business to know how long, short, bumpy or smooth the road will be.  This season is about the joys and rewards of committing to something bigger than your fears and then reaping the rewards. 

LIBRA // King of Cups, reversed

Endings are hard, but beginnings can be even harder.  Rejoicing in a fresh start doesn’t mean that you won’t have difficulty navigating the changes that lie ahead.  Be extra kind to yourself this month, Libra.  You are moving through a lot.  You may find yourself oscillating between optimism and dread as we begin the New Year.  The current Mercury retrograde period that lasts until January 8th will most likely exacerbate the imbalance that you’re feeling, but you really don’t have anything to worry about.  Ease up on self-criticism and trust in the transitions that are occurring for yourself and others.  Allow adjustments to be made accordingly and with as little strain as possible.  You may feel stuck, but trust that you are still part of a larger flow and that you are truly being taken care of.  Be careful not to create your own problems just because you feel restless and uncertain about where things are headed.  Take more time to be alone if you need it, and be mindful of your relationships.  First and foremost, work toward greater self-acceptance.  You might not feel it just yet, but greater equilibrium is on the horizon.  You will have a better chance at receiving the clarity and calm that you desire if you simply leave yourself alone.

SCORPIO // Five of Cups, reversed

 

As we welcome in the New Year, we must make a conscious and concerted effort to purge the things that will not serve us as we move forward.  Does it feel like you are carrying some extra baggage, Scorpio?  Lighten your load!  New beginnings and setting intentions work well in tandem, but your efforts will be rendered useless if you don’t fully let the past go before committing to the new.  Take the time you need to mourn what needs to fall away, but be careful not to romanticize the past or hold on too tightly.  Don’t expect immediate change.  You must lean into your personal evolution and allow the process of transformation to unfold.  Transformation can be very uncomfortable, but trust that it is unfolding in your favor.  Transformation can feel like a downward spiral, but you will ultimately be released from the discomfort and directed toward a future where you are more likely to align with your purpose and optimize your joy.  How can you build deeper trust, Scorpio?  When we strive but fail to understand our circumstances, we can be overcome with fear.  You may not always be able to understand, but you can always trust.  Let go and get solid in your faith.  Trust when no one else does and you will be invincible.   

SAGITTARIUS // Justice, reversed

It takes incredible courage to examine oneself.  It takes an immense amount of work to fully take responsibility for one’s life.  Blame is the easy way out, but it always comes with strings attached, and those strings will inevitably prevent us from moving forward.  Are you holding a grudge, Sagittarius?  Do you find yourself feeling angry or resentful often?  Who makes you feel unworthy?  What keeps you small?  Are you willing to take a stand?  Are you willing to cut some energetic chords?  Are you willing to embrace new beginnings?  It’s easy to identify with pain because we see and experience it all of the time.  We have become so used to our suffering that many of us have forgotten that we still have the power of choice.  Even in the midst of terrible pain and injustice we have the power to choose how we react.  Life is more often about our reactions rather than our actions.  Get your reactions under control and you will be able to see yourself and others more clearly.  Once you have clarity you will no longer question when and how to act.  Have compassion for yourself and others.  Take more responsibility for your choices.  Control is an illusion, but you can overcome any obstacle when you engage your personal power and choose a higher perspective.   

CAPRICORN // Three of Pentacles, reversed

 It’s your season, Capricorn, and it’s time to do what you do best – work!  You may not be feeling very motivated as we kick off the New Year, but don’t get discouraged.  With Mercury in retrograde until January 8th the cosmic climate will be very conducive for taking a pause before moving forward.  Use the downtime to get yourself, your relationships and your affairs in order so that when things do start moving more quickly, you will be feeling centered and ready for action.  Consciously align with your innate powers of dedication and persistence this month, but be careful not to overwork yourself or get stuck in a rut.  If you feel like you want to switch things up or explore working in a new way, go for it!  New beginnings call for creativity and experimentation, so allow yourself to have more fun and a greater sense of freedom in all that you do.  Have you been feeling the urge to engage in more creative pursuits lately?  If you feel called to pick up an instrument, a paintbrush or a pen, don’t hold back.  The energies of the month are very much in favor of your creativity, so if you feel the call, answer it and let yourself be surprised at what unfolds.

AQUARIUS // Two of Cups, reversed

You may be the visionary of the zodiac, Aquarius, but that doesn’t mean you’re always right.  Let the current Mercury retrograde period that will last until January 8th, be a time where you can really lean into the discomfort of not knowing.  Let yourself be open to greater guidance from others.  You can still lead yourself and others without assuming complete control.  In fact, you’re wise to give up more control in all areas of your life as you move forward into the New Year.  Create more space for experimentation and enchantment.  Share your ideas with others and invite them to collaborate with a deeper sense of play and pleasure.  Find greater joy in your work and your relationships.  You may feel like you want to hole up this month, but make an effort to connect with others.  Take your time and ease yourself into the New Year.  You don’t have to have everything and everyone figured out right away.  Let the insights and information that you are seeking come to you slowly.  If you allow yourself to have more fun gathering the pieces, the process won’t feel like such a complicated puzzle.  Don’t take everything so seriously and be open to inspiration.  There’s more magic out there than you think! 

PISCES // The High Priestess

Forgiveness is a crucial part of release.  If you’re having a difficult time moving forward, Pisces, perhaps, you need to take a step back and see if there is anyone or any situation that needs your forgiveness.  Forgiveness isn’t about pardoning negative situations or the deeds of others who have wronged us.  Forgiveness is about transforming pain, hurt and injustice into self-love.  We forgive others so that we can free up the time and energy that they have occupied in service of our own expansion and evolution.  When you hold onto toxic feelings or emotions you hold yourself back from living a free and joyful life.  Take some time this month to go over past hurts and be willing to release them.  You can do this simply by sitting with yourself and requesting that your mind, body and spirit purge anyone and anything that no longer serves you and your higher purpose.  Or, you can write down the people, situations and things that cling to your heart the most.  Ask the universe for assistance in releasing them and then set the paper on fire.  Bury the ashes somewhere in nature or give them to a body of water.  Let the power of alchemy take over, celebrate your freedom, and move forward with more confidence and ease.