Hey girlbosses, creatives, entrepreneurs, multipassionates: here are your tarotscopes for May 2016.
Specifically, these tarotscopes are cast with your work life in mind: thinking about the projects on your plate this month and how you can best approach them. Read the horoscope for your sun and rising signs, or, if you’re feeling it, for your business’ sun and rising signs. (Order a Business Birth Chart here.)
The deck I used for these 'scopes is the Book of Shadows: So Below, Vol 2.
Ace of Wands
The Ace of Wands, the suit all things fire and inspiration, for Aries? Not surprising. Also: not surprising that this is how you would be feeling when five planets are in retrograde. You’re not exactly known for slowing your roll. You’ve got a fire under your ass and you want to move, dammit.
The Ace of Wands promises that the time for movement is fast approaching. Use this month's retrograde energy intentionally and thoughtfully so that when your product relaunches or when you rebrand, it'll be bomb.
It's also always a good idea to use the retrograde energy to reevaluate yourself. Jupiter goes direct on May 9; Mercury goes direct on the 22nd. When you're thinking about how to launch that new project, think about timing.
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Five of Pentacles
Perhaps you’re moving out of a Five of Pentacles season (which would make sense, with all this retrograde energy in the sky), or perhaps you’re moving into one. When the Five of Pentacles touches our work, we are blessed with the opportunity to learn from those who help us -- and to learn about what really sustains our business.
The Five of Pentacles teaches us how to cultivate abundance when few resources are available. This card isn’t just about material lack or hardship, Taurus; it’s about how we respond to that situation. Whether we are in a Five of Pentacles series because we got lost in the forest (or because we forgot to bring the tools to get ourselves out of said forest), this card is reminding you to slow down and take a moment to orient yourself.
Which way is the most likely way forward, Taurus? Where can help be found? Now is the time to go through your email and social media lists and sort through your contacts, potential collaborators, potential resources. You’ve got more resources than you know.
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Nine of Pentacles
The ultimate girlboss card. The woman represented here has accomplished a lot and is taking the time to soak it in and greet the horizon.
Do you know how much you’ve accomplished? Do you realize how far you’ve come? Take a look around. Where were you last year? Five years ago? Could you have dreamed this reality for yourself?
The Nine of Pentacles invites you to cherish your successes. She reminds you that looking to the horizon and preparing for what’s to come doesn’t mean you have to diminish the now. You have come so far, Gemini. Recognize that.
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Sudden change. Release. Revelation.
The Tower is showing up to remind you to roll with the punches. Are your systems in place so that you can roll with life when life serves you lemons? Are you set up to make Beyonce-like lemonade with your work, friends, or are you gonna cry cause lemon juice got in your eye? (Or cry and then go Beyonce on life.)
You’ve got some heavy reevaluating to do with your business right now, Cancer. Sometimes this is because life hits us and our businesses feel the ramifications. But sometimes, it’s because you look at your business and realize you need to tear that shit down and rebuild from the inside out.
This is a reminder that you’ve got the strength to do that, and your business will be the better for it.
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What no longer serves you? Five planets in retrograde at the start of May ask if you have the strength to release and reassess, Leo.
Strength is about finding the inner reserves beyond what you thought you were capable of; the calm after the storm, the eye of the hurricane. This is where Strength lives.
The good news is that Strength is with you until the end - and maybe even beyond. You have the calm composure, the fierce conviction, within you. Remember, Leo is the astrological sign associated with the Strength card. This is a powerful connection.
And you’re going to need to draw on it this month. Your challenge here at the start of May is what you can do now to tap into that strength, so that when the going gets tough, you can push in, unafraid and ready.
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King of Swords
Careful, calculating control. The King of Swords invites you to step outside your comfort zone and take an educated risk this month, Virgo. With five planets in retrograde (two of which will go direct by the end of the month), you may think this is not optimal time to take a risk.
This is a time to take a risk with something you’ve put aside. What idea has been niggling at the corners of your mind for the last few months? What creative project has been wasting away in a drawer (or desktop folder, or email draft)? Now is the time to reevaluate and - yes - take a risk.
Jump in. When an idea won’t leave you alone, that’s probably a sign that there’s something more there -- and you’ve got all that powerful King of Swords energy firing up your intellectual wheelhouse. Get it.
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Four of Swords
Are you struggling against the cosmos, restless as fuck and struggling to get feet under your latest creative project or plan? Slow your roll, Libra. May is as Four of Swords as it gets: we start the month with five planets in retrograde, which is a huge ol’ message from the universe to slow the fuck down and take a minute. Just a minute. (Jupiter goes direct May 9; Mercury goes direct May 22.)
But take time during this first week to journal, go for a walk, finally download that dictator app on your phone to take notes. Basically, do anything that feeds your intellectual hamster wheel in a way that simultaneously helps it slow down.
Now is the time to let those rich seeds germinate, to give the shit you’ve been planting time to grow. Four of Swords rest can be intentional - and even (yes, I’m gonna say it) productive. The energy just needs to be reframed and redirected.
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Queen of Wands
Hey Scorpio babes. Between the Queen of Wands and five retrograde planets, the universe is reminding you to turn your creative fire inward and do some soul-searching about what, exactly, will best light a fire under your business or that creative project you’ve been working on.
This is a good season to evaluate what’s been working, what hasn’t been, and how you can change course. The Queen of Wands reminds you that you’ve got the power to affect these changes in your immediate environment. (Though be careful about starting something brand new during this time - everything’s moving pretty slow these days.)
With Mars Retrograde spinning into your sign on May 27, it’s important to be tapped into self-care practices early and often. That powerful emotional energy you’ve got has the potential to burn you from the inside out in retrograde season (think of a volcano that’s not allowed to burst). Be mindful of how you’re treating (and talking to) yourself and others. Be the Queen of Wands to others, and let them witness that energy back to you. This will only help you grow.
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Eight of Swords
You are not stuck, Sagittarius. Going into May, you may feel stuck, or down, or otherwise constrained (and what freedom-loving Sagittarius wouldn’t, with so many planets in retrograde?) - but focusing on what you can’t do will only exacerbate and exaggerate the slow, quiet lessons this month has unfolding for you.
Maybe business has been slow. Maybe that creative project is in low tide. Maybe May flowers aren’t springing fast enough. Whatever it is, the Eight of Swords is not where you’re staying this month. This card is a firm kick in the ass reminder that you have the willpower to change how you approach situations. In doing so, you can do some serious reevaluating about the life you’re building and how what you’re doing now can help you get there.
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You know how to work with retrograde season, Capricorn. The slow and steady mountain goat climbing to the top, occasionally stopping along the way to reevaluate your path to ensure its efficiency? Yeah. No one needs to tell you how to approach business strategy during retrograde.
But are you paying attention to the bigger picture? Judgement asks you to consider your path in a broader context, Cap. This, too, can be a reevaluation, a reassessment. Are you listening to your inner voice? To the calling on your business, your creativity, your life’s work? Are you sitting with the still quiet - or just busily working through it in an effort to prove that even retrograde season can be productive?
Sit down and listen, Cap. And redirect accordingly.
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Two of Wands
Opportunity and choices: all beneficial paths, all coming your way. Your professional life is on the precipice of an exciting new journey, Aquarius - but you’re still weighing your options.
Are you weighing your options because it’s retrograde season, and you know that now is the time to slow down and not zealously commit to new contracts or new projects? Or are you still weighing your options because you aren’t sure which is the “right” choice; the most beneficial?
Trust yourself, Aquarius. Trust that whatever you choose will bring the most benefit, because the intensity of your will and commitment will be behind it. Find that fiery Wands energy within you. You’ve got this.
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Three of Chalices
April showers bring May flowers, indeed. The Three of Chalices is showing up in a powerful way to reinvigorate your community. Maybe you’re moving out of a period of S.A.D; maybe you have just been feeling a little more hermit-y during the cold early months of 2016. Either way, the Three of Chalices is showing up for you, Pisces.
Get out there. Connect with folks. Take advantage of networking opportunities in your neighborhood. If you live in a more rural area (and hell, even if you’re in the city), be intentional about your time online. Sign up for a webinar and make it a point to connect with people in the chat. Remember that social media is, first and foremost, social and is best developed when you’re building relationships with your people.
These connections will be vital for your business in the coming months, Pisces. And you’ve got some prime cosmic energy around you right now to network the shit out of your life and help grow your hustle.
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