If you haven’t yet discovered the magic of your monthly Tarotscope, it’s not too late to try! In fact, this may be a great month to get some guidance from the Tarot, as we have quite a few significant astrological events underway for May 2023.
For one thing, Pluto will begin its retrograde in Aquarius on the 1st, kicking us off immediately with some time to adjust to major transformations that have been occurring. You’re also not going to want to miss the Lunar eclipse in Scorpio on the 5th, more energy that challenges our emotional energy and strength.
Your May 2023 Tarotscopes
The Chariot (Reversed) & 3 of Pentacles
It’s challenging to get everything done with the ferocity you want, Aries, but help is on the way.
The Chariot reversed indicates that you may have difficulty finding your way all the way to the victory you seek, despite being well-motivated, ambitious, and having what it takes to get ahead.
The good news? The 3 of Pentacles reminds you that there’s no shame in asking for help; assistance is just around the corner if you’re open to receiving it. All you need to do is ask!
With a little teamwork and collaboration, this month may be one of your most productive ones yet.
Justice & 3 of Wands
Taurus is continuing their productive streak from last month and noticing the rewards starting to emerge just now.
With the 3 of Wands, you’re waiting for your (metaphorical) ships to come back to port. You’ve set your intentions out into the Universe, and you can at least intuitively feel that good things are going to boomerang back to you soon.
And with Justice at your side, it’s important that, while you wait, you still keep your composure, stay balanced in all aspects of life, and don’t forget to attend to everything else too — your friends, your family, your health, and so on.
Stay alert, but stay healthy and aware too, and it’ll be a smooth-sailing month for Taurus.
Death (Reversed) & 5 of Swords (Reversed)
Gemini, our essential advice for this month is knowing which battles to pick and which ones to let go of.
Death reversed highlights how change and transformation may be afoot, but you’re hesitant to accept all of it. This may be because with the 5 of Swords reversed, you’re aware of the conflict and chaos that may ensue, and other people around you are reckoning with a whole lot of chaos of their own too.
However, while avoiding the frustrations of the 5 of Swords may be ideal, Death is not something you can shortcut your way through.
Even if it comes with a little upheaval, you may have to accept that some losses are necessary to make important gains. And that’s the lesson of this month.
The Hanged Man & 8 of Pentacles
Cancer is trying to shift their perspective to be the most productive that they can be.
The Hanged Man shows you taking the time to pause, reflect, and re-evaluate your position in life. You’re seeking to understand your path this month from a well-rounded view, even if it means changing your mind on a few things.
It seems like this is partially due to the 8 of Pentacles, a growing need for productivity, and actually getting things done. You’re tired of planning and organizing and want to make progress.
However, you recognize that some contemplation is always necessary, which is why you’ve chosen to balance both energies simultaneously this month.
The Devil & 6 of Wands
This frustrating energy forecasts that dealing with old baggage, burdens, and habits of long ago may resurface. It can easily feel like you’re digging up the past unwillingly or stuck to something you would rather get rid of.
However, the brave and bold lion is not without their resources, as the 6 of Wands hints that success can be found in social recognition. Even when you don’t see how great you are, others around you may still acknowledge your shine.
We all go through tough times but remember that you can lean on others for support during this one.
The Empress & 7 of Wands (Reversed)
Virgo is trying to embrace a more relaxed abundance flow state this month.
This month may force you into working through your to-do list at a more restful and moderate pace, and if you find obstacles in your way as you try to go hustle mode, remember that outcomes are not the only signifier for success.
Enjoying the journey is part of what makes an abundant mindset too, Virgo.
The World (Reversed) & 10 of Pentacles (Reversed)
Coupled with The World reversed, these tricky reversals indicate that you still feel the pressure of figuring out your long-term plans, but it all couldn’t feel farther away.
The sense that “something is missing” is big for you this month, and wrestling with the desire for fulfillment is your main lesson here. You’re a sign of balance and keeping the peace, and yet your sense of inner peace is all off.
Just remember this: you can’t control how fulfilled you are in the future, Libra. But you can take baby steps to find happiness in the present day.
The Fool & 3 of Swords
Scorpio is charging head-first into new things and may hit some snags on the way.
The Fool shows up with a bright, bold, and exciting clean slate for you to enjoy, indicating that this month is full of new opportunities and lessons to take under your belt.
The catch is that, with the 3 of Swords, you’re also quite likely to make mistakes and run into disappointment. But now is not the time to take a perfectionist mindset — trial and error is a part of how we learn, which is something the transformative Scorpion should understand well.
Learning how to ride a bike takes a few knee scrapes, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing.
The Hermit & Knight of Pentacles (Reversed)
Sagittarius may not be receiving the most go-getter mentality this month, but you have other things on your mind.
The Knight of Pentacles reversed slows you down in career and finances, hinting that this is a time when making progress in a traditional way will likely feel frustrating and unrewarding.
Instead, The Hermit recommends that you use this month as a time of reflection, contemplation, and clearing of your mind. You have the wisdom to unveil… even if the fruits of your labor have yet to be revealed.
Sagittarius is always a little wiser than they let on to the world — and this is the month to embrace that fully.
The Star (Reversed) & 8 of Wands
This may be especially frustrating as the 8 of Wands acknowledges your desire for speed, haste, and running a bit more with passion and adrenaline. A passionate, adventurous impulse is on the table, but the Universe doesn’t seem to be fully complying.
The trick with The Star reversed is that you may think you’re already done with the healing, the solitude, and the quiet creative time, which is why you’re resisting in the first place.
But some downtime is still necessary, and you likely still have wounds that need to be addressed. If you get it out of the way now, the adventure you seek may still be waiting for you on the other side.
The Moon & 8 of Swords (Reversed)
Aquarius is no longer willing to be held back by restraints and expectations.
The 8 of Swords reversed describes your desire to let go of the baggage, restraints, and societal standards that may have been holding you back. You know life is too short to care about all that junk, and you’re ready to fly high.
In so doing, you may find yourself stepping into the mysterious waters of The Moon, surrounded by fog and mystery and a little confusion too. Not everything will be crystal clear during this time, even if you’ve made steps to step outside the box.
Still, it’s better to be surrounded by unfamiliar riddles and open doors than familiar restraints.
Strength (Reversed) & Knight of Swords
With Strength reversed, it’s obvious that you’re still not in the peak condition that you’d like to be.
Life still feels a little wonky, incomplete, and out of focus. Your goals aren’t as accessible as you’d like, and sometimes it feels hard to roll out of bed in the morning.
However, you’re still recommended to be charging through with as much tenacity and strength as you can, with the force of the great Knight of Swords reminding you that some movement is better than no movement, even if it’s not the ideal kind.
How to Make Tarot a Permanent Tool in Your Toolkit
Now that you’re equipped with your monthly Tarotscope, there’s one more tool you might want to take with you: the magic of the Tarot itself!
The beautiful thing about this magical craft is that anyone can participate, even if you feel the farthest from intuitive. You may actually find that you’re more capable than you realize!
Here are some ways to connect more deeply with this age-old practice:
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