Your Sign’s Weekly Tarotscope for May 16 – 22, 2022

As Eclipse season carries on, this week will take the cake for being one of the busiest weeks out of this strange, powerful time.

The Full Moon and Lunar eclipse will kick us off on the 16th, the third set in this astrological series of events on the Taurus-Scorpio axis, calling into question themes of personal power, stability, and strength.

Then, on the 20th, Gemini season will take flight and launch us into a period of curiousness, wit, and lighthearted communication and thought.

As we say “goodbye” to the stability and Earthiness of Taurus season, we won’t catch a break quite yet as Mercury, the planet of communication, retrogrades into Taurus on the 22nd.

In other words, it’s one thing after another this week, and it may seem overwhelming at first. But your weekly Tarotscope is here with the Tarot as an illuminating guide to help light up the path.

Catch up: The Ultimate Guide to Lunar & Solar Eclipses

Your Sign’s Weekly Tarotscope for May 16 – May 22, 2022


Knight of Wands (Reversed)

Aries is not usually one to slow down, but don’t pretend the burnout isn’t getting to you.

The Knight of Wands reversed points to the classic Aries tendency to try too much all at once. You’ve been moving quickly, trying to jump through one hurdle after the next, and it’s now time to slow down.

There’s an inner fire that demands to be heard and awakened within you, but you have to make sure it doesn’t go out all at once when you try to use it.

Move forward, but do so with balance and patience.


The Hermit (Reversed)

Taurus tends to know when it’s a good time to retreat and find some inner peace and stillness.

With The Hermit reversed, though, you might feel like your relationship with rest or inner wisdom and fortitude is a little strained.

This week is a heavy one energetically, especially for Taurus placements, so it makes sense that you might be feeling a little (or a lot) out of sorts. You may feel like there’s nothing you can do to turn your brain “off” or properly find peace.

Know that it will pass, Taurus, and don’t stress yourself out over it. It’s okay to be out of sorts.

Read next: Your May 2022 Numerology Forecast


Ace of Pentacles

Gemini is thriving this week with the lovely and abundant Ace of Pentacles offering you something sweet.

You may be on the brink of starting a new opportunity, entering into an important conversation that opens a gateway, or even beginning planting the seeds for a new idea to bloom.

Whatever it is, it still will take some initiative from you. You have to be the one to take the first step, to say “yes,” to take a risk or two. 

So trust that good feeling of being on the brink of good horizons this week and walk with it confidently.


4 of Wands

Cancer is having a fun, sweet, and celebratory time this week.

The 4 of Wands opens up your week by placing emphasis on community, friends, family, or other loved ones. It’s particularly a good week for connecting with people that you care about and deepening those bonds.

In other words, it’s not a time to retreat back into your shell, Cancer, no matter how chaotic the times are around you.

Feel open to leaning on others’ shoulders this week, engaging in lighthearted conversation, and not sweating the little things by passing the time with your favorite people.


8 of Pentacles

Leo is hard at work this week and is steadily focused on the tasks at hand.

The brave lion is often underestimated for their work ethic, but being a Fixed sign grants you the capability to put your mind to whatever you want if it’s something you truly care about.

The 8 of Pentacles supports you in your productive focus this week and hints that there’s something you already want to accomplish in mind.

The spotlight isn’t always just handed to you — often, you earn it. This is your time to shine and show how that’s done.


The High Priestess

Listen up, Virgo — your intuition is talking.

This week you’re called to focus on the internal. With the High Priestess, you have a wealth of intuitive and spiritual knowledge and insights, and that’s the voice that needs to be listened to right now.

It’s easy for Virgos to focus on what needs to be done, as you’re often the “fixer” for everyone and everything. But this week, you’ll be the “fixer” best by drawing upon less traditional ideas and wisdom.

And you do have it, Virgo. So it’s time to put it to practical use.


4 of Cups (Reversed)

Libra, it’s time to focus more on saying “yes” versus saying “no.”

The 4 of Cups reversed asks that you open yourself up to the possibilities surrounding you versus assuming that you already know everything that the world has to offer.

It’s true that you’re an observant sign with plenty of insights about what experiences surrounding you could provide. Being Venus-ruled, you know the ins and outs of your surroundings and the people within them.

But this card hints that this week, there may be more surprises up the Universe’s sleeve than you’re expecting. So go out, say “yes” to seemingly mundane tasks or repetitive outings, and keep an open mind.

Read next: Everything You Need to Know About Reversed Tarot Cards


3 of Swords (Reversed)

It’s hard to avoid a wound that keeps re-opening, but Scorpio is certainly trying it this week.

You may be a little tired of heartache and all of its pain following you around all the time, which is why you’re suppressing the difficult energy of the 3 of Swords by keeping it reversed.

But the difficult feelings arising this week aren’t a sign that you’re moving backward or not making progress. This doesn’t take away from how far you’ve come. Sometimes, healing just isn’t as linear as we thought it was.

Don’t run from the familiar aches that are catching up to you this week, Scorpio. There’s still something to learn from them.


Knight of Pentacles

Sagittarius are not usually folks that vibe with the “slow and steady” kind of momentum, but this week, you’re asked to try.

The Knight of Pentacles indicates that you’ll be rewarded if you do. Here’s a nifty trick to aligning with it more comfortably: you’re the adventurous archer, and so remember that you can find adventure in just about anything.

That means routines, seemingly mundane tasks, and repetitive actions. There’s adventure there, too — something to be gained and learned from it. Try to see this energy in that light, Sagittarius, as ultimately, you’ll thrive more this week by leaning into those repetitive, day-to-day motions.

Eventually, there will be a payoff larger than you can see right now.

Read next: We’ve Waited Over 10 Years to Manifest Abundance with Jupiter in Aries


The Tower

Capricorn, it’s time for things to be shaken up for you in a major way.

The Tower is not always a sight we readily welcome with open arms, but it’s always a necessary one when the time is right.

And for the wise, steady goat, the time is now. There are old systems, ideas, and paths that are falling away during this week, and all you need to do is do your best to trust the process and move with the flow of change.

It’s tempting to find something to “do,” or find a way to interject, but this week you’re only called to sit back and roll with the changes as they unfold.



Aquarius is drawing upon a kind of inner resolve that is strong in more ways than one.

You may be tested with old temptations and difficult conversations this week. It may feel like everyone is testing your boundaries or not paying attention to your needs, or like you’re the only one who is truly fighting for you.

With Strength on your side, you’re reminded of your own inner willpower, kindness, and patience. You will be at your best this week when you draw upon those skills.

Just remember that those things are resources, too, even in times when it feels like you have nothing left.


6 of Swords

Pisces, it’s time to move forward into the light.

The 6 of Swords is a period of transition and harsh change; you may not like that you’ve had to leave some things behind, but you know that it’s for the best.

This week you’re viscerally aware that you aren’t so certain where exactly you’re transitioning to, but the goal right now isn’t to have an exact roadmap of your destination.

Most importantly, trust that movement away from the past and staying present with who and where you are now is the most important part.

How to Roll With Eclipse Season Changes

Your weekly Tarotscope has now provided you with the insights that will guide you throughout not only the upcoming eclipse but a couple of other astrological changes coming throughout the week.

Ultimately, these energies are just here to help you prepare in advance in a way that works best for you. You can check back in any time to review this info or also snag a free personal Tarot reading in the meantime.

When it comes to the eclipse and all of its glory, the one thing that will always be predictable about it is that it’s… unpredictable. We’re ever-changing, dynamic human beings, and so are the cosmos and the world around us.

Coming into acceptance of that may also be one of the best forms of preparation we can offer ourselves.

Tune in to you: Learning to Accept Yourself: Astrological Edition

About The Author

Lexi Hikari

An honest Aries with a grounded Virgo Moon and Rising, Lexi Hikari picked up her first astrology book at age 12, and has loved the language of the stars ever since. She began her Tarot journey as a teenager when she was gifted her first deck by her mother and immediately fell in love with and connected quickly to the practice of card reading.Lexi founded Lightwands Tarot in 2016, and has delivered hundreds of Tarot readings, collected over a dozen decks, and crafted an abundance of Tarot card spreads since then. When she isn’t running her one-woman Tarot gig, she enjoys writing, reading, drinking too many cups of coffee, and exploring other forms of divination.You can also connect with Lexi on Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr.
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