May 2017 Tarot Forecast
Mercury Retrograde continues to linger for the first week so don’t expect a lot of action. Instead spend this time to fine tune any upcoming plans you may have. It’s a month of organising yourself in preparation for rolling out your plans. Things begin with a focus on an idea that will generate income for the future or will contribute towards a pension fund. Getting yourself in balance seems key as soon as the retrograde lifts off. Though the effects will continue manage your emotions and avoid tension or conflicts where you can come second week. Have a clear understanding of how you are holding yourself back from achieving what you truly want. Things will start to flow along and the speed with which things move will be within your control. It’s the perfect time to leave behind the negatives and create positive experiences for yourself. Family life is in harmony during the final week of the month. Structure and discipline allows you to create the balance that you have worked for. Difficult choices or decisions will always be part of your path but being in balance and having discipline is what will ensure you make the right decisions or choose the most appropriate path for the moment with your existing resources. May is not to be rushed but a time to reflect and fine tune before any action is taken.
IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY!
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
You inject balance of emotion and intellect to fulfil a creative vision. Everything seems to click this month. Mental clarity has never been at its sharpest. It’s the perfect month to bring a passion to greater heights or get that entrepreneurial idea moving. A very productive month of May lies ahead so don’t be surprised at how much you will achieve this month. Things will be moving non-stop and feeling snowed under will be unavoidable. So delegate where possible so you can carry on giving focus to what you love and enjoy the most. It’s going to be a battle to stay on top of things. But you will be feeling on top of the world by the end of the month.
Year Ahead (May 2017 – April 2018)
Plenty of hard work awaits this year in terms of working on yourself and your mindset. Family plays a very important part in the first quarter. Focus is on achieving material wealth in order to support your family or help a family member move out of difficult times. You give your full dedication and attention to detail to achieve this. You find yourself struggling to remain unbiased in your thoughts and to remain emotionally detached from situations in the second quarter. Whilst the first quarter had your heartstrings tugged to help an individual close to you it’s time to pull yourself away and give focus to yourself. The first half of the year may seem a little full on to you both mentally as well as emotionally which will see you trying to recharge yourself in the third quarter. You will be very pleased with yourself to be able to do this and this time gives you the opportunity to heal from whatever that has upset you as well. With this renewed energy you are ready to start all over again during the last quarter. But this time for yourself. Listening to yourself and paying attention to your unconscious mind will be nudging you in the direction that you should be in although it may be totally irrational at first. Lay your foundations right and you will see yourself moving towards achieving your desires this coming year.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Aries being a fire sign will tend to feel more comfortable when they are in control and this month you will be reassessing your self-beliefs or even rewrite what your path should be. It will be one where you will work towards being self-reliant and a pillar of strength to those around you. Perceptions of people around you are shifted as you work towards achieving a more warm and approachable exterior and at the same time becoming more confident and firm.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
Big changes take place this month as your attitude shifts towards driving more energy and commitment towards your dreams and goals. Your courage and intellect puts you in the driving seat. You’ve grown tired of thinking about things and so a more action oriented approach moves your thoughts out of your head into reality and you see those dreams finally coming true. You are definitely entering a new phase of your life this May. These big changes bring fresh new beginnings to the way things are going to unfold in the coming future.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
A transformational month lies ahead. You might experience a form of healing when you come to a closure or an understanding of why certain events took place in your past or why relationships took a wrong turn. You leave thoughts of victimhood behind as you move into a much more positive state of mind where you are able to step back from everything and understand things from a third party perspective. This will allow you to feel more powerful and in control of the events that will take place in your life. Things will not always make sense so move out of your rational mind and embrace whatever your intuition nudges towards you. You might be in for a very pleasant surprise!
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
There is confusion for Leo this month. You are caught between keeping yourself happy and doing what you think is the right thing to do maybe because it pays the bill or because it keeps your family happy. Lack of clarity hangs over you while you decide what to do about your dilemma. However, despite this you carry on with laying your plans to discover what you stand for and what makes you happy.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Hold your horses and take nice and small steps with plenty of pauses in between this month rather than barging through with your ideas. Abundance awaits but only with calculated risks. You are extremely enthusiastic with your plans this month because you feel like you are onto something. There is an air of confidence which is a perfect combination for success but only if patience and calm is added to the existing mix of ingredients.
Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
‘How badly do you wish to manifest your desires?’ – will to be the theme of your month. You will find a curve ball being thrown your way when you least expect it to. But you aren’t in the mood of giving up this May and take on every challenge that comes your way with renewed strength. It might be a good idea to tone down your expectations and stay on your toes. Prepare yourself with contingency plans where you can allow yourself to swerve past any obstacle. The key is to keep yourself balanced with your responsibilities and exercising compassion whilst pursuing your desires.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
There is a sense of wanting to break free from your current circumstances this May. You are certainly entering a new phase of your life where you will find yourself being drawn to places or people that inspire you to find your own creative self-expression. There may be an urge to travel to a random spot on the map or leave your job to start your very own cupcake shop for example. It’s only the beginning of new things for you but physical change won’t necessarily materialise this month but you will feel certain that change is needed in your life and you will discover ways to make those changes.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You are finally able to put a close to a chapter in your life. Things have never felt more right than now to move on. There is a spring in your step and a celebratory meal or drink would certainly be in order to mark new beginnings. You are put in charge of your life again. Take time to reflect during this month on the happenings of your past to ensure that lessons are learnt and understood. This would be essential if you are wanting to start on a fresh slate so history doesn’t visit again.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Turning up your level of aggression might just be the thing you need to do if you wish to get your way at work or in business this May. Being in the month of Taurus, grabbing the bull by its horns in the literal sense is what will lead you to success. State your intentions very clearly. Clear communication is key. Stay firm and remain emotionally detached in all your dealings. It’s a fantastic month to plant the seeds to manifest a financial opportunity. Be it asking for that raise that you deserve or clinching that deal you have been aiming for.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Spending time in solitude to sort out your mental thoughts might be essential to shut the noise of the outside world to listen and trust that inner voice. Things might get confusing for you this month when you feel drawn to things or ideas that don’t make sense to your rational mind. Go with the flow and trust your instincts. You are moving into a time of freeing yourself of your mental chains and what society deems as appropriate. Instead, immerse yourself in what makes you happy and enjoy the fruit of your hard work however way you want.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
It’s time to make a very important decision this month. A choice has to be made between balancing work or business with family, friends or even your mental, emotional and physical well being. Are you pushing yourself too hard at the expense of something else? – this will be the key question to ask yourself. Find out what gives you deep satisfaction and joy. As soon as you learn to understand this you will see things turn instantly for the better and a weight will be lifted off your shoulders.
Zodiac illustrations by artist Katy Smail.