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A Tarot Reader Predicts What Each Zodiac Sign Should Expect This May


Your card: The Star, reversed

This might be a particularly overwhelming month for you, Aries, and you may start to feel like you’re losing faith. It may even feel like the universe is against you and your guardian angels have abandoned you completely. What you may not realize is that it may be the exactly opposite—sometimes you have to go through trials and tribulations to become the person you were destined to be. Maybe this time is spurring you to make a much-needed change in your life; maybe you’re simply meant to learn from what you’re going through and let it guide you along the path you’re meant to follow. Whatever it may be, don’t lose faith—this will not last forever, and you’ll come out of this situation stronger and wiser.


Your card: The Hermit

The Hermit doesn’t mean loneliness—at least, perhaps not in a traditional sense. You may just be spending a lot of May looking inward and dealing with more internal issues (which, of course, may inadvertently lead to you spending more time with yourself). This is a time to come home to yourself and look to your own intuition for the guiding light you need in your life. It’s easy to get distracted by everything going on in the external world—I would argue it’s even okay to every now and then—but don’t let it overshadow the voice inside you. It has something it wants to say to you, so listen.


Your card: The Wheel of Fortune

Life is nearly always in a state of flux—but that’s not something I have to explain to you, Gemini. You’re used to the ever-changing nature of the world, but that doesn’t make it any easier to go through. It may be that you’re going through a transitional stage or, on the other hand, that you feel stagnant, stuck in an unfortunate situation. This is your reminder that life is always changing, that what’s bad today won’t be bad forever, and that we sometimes have to let go of the good things to make room for better things in the future. This is the time to surrender to the flow of life and learn how to be okay with it—because if anyone can do it, it’s you.


Your card: The Emperor, reversed

The Emperor is a card of power—and when it’s in reverse, it’s asking you to reexamine your relationship with it. Because The Emperor may be strong, maybe even successful, but he may be considered too domineering, too rigid, too headstrong. This month, you may find yourself trying too hard to control certain situations in your life—or, contrarily, you may be struggling to step into your power. If it’s the former, remind yourself that you cannot—and absolutely should not—control everything and that there is just as much power in compromise. If it’s the latter, this may be a good time to look at your sense of self-worth and ask yourself why you don’t feel like you’re ready to step up—because more likely than not, it has more to do with your self-confidence than your reality.


Your card: The Empress

May is a time of abundance for you, Leo—whether that’s financially, creatively, emotionally, or even just spiritually. Whatever it is, your cup is overflowing, and you’re finally in a good, stable place. If you’ve been hoping to plant the seeds of something new and expand, you’re finally on fertile ground, so be sure to nurture the parts of your life that you’re hoping to see grow. The world is at your fingertips—I hope you choose to make the most of this energy.


Your card: Five of Cups

Something about this month has you feeling disappointed, hurt, or bereft, Virgo—and it’s difficult for you to focus on anything besides this awful feeling. Don’t get me wrong, it’s totally fine to feel through your feelings when things get tough, and there’s nothing wrong with a little pity party now and then. However, the Five of Cups may also be a sign that you’re putting too much focus on the negativity and ignoring the parts of your life that are still going right. After all, when you’re too preoccupied with the bad in life, you’re much more likely to miss out on the good things happening right under your nose—and believe me when I say there are still good things there for you, Virgo. I hope you choose to look for them.


Your card: Knight of Cups

You’re a proper romantic of the zodiac, Libra, so it feels very on-brand that your card is the Knight of Cups—the romantic of the tarot deck, some might say. The Knight of Cups is often about your dreams coming to fruition and a wish becoming fulfilled, so if there’s something you’ve been working hard for (or manifesting), you may find that May is the month you finally see the fruits of your labor. It will likely be an emotional month for you, but in the best way possible—so embrace every beautiful thing that comes your way, because if anyone can appreciate them fully, it’s you.


Your card: The Hanged Man

You may feel like your life has been put on pause this month, Scorpio, but as frustrating as it feels, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The universe is asking you to slow down and take stock of your life and your thoughts—without the distraction of new experiences. If a situation doesn’t seem to want to move forward, take the time to understand why and try looking at it from a new perspective; if you’re the one who’s stuck, it may be a good time to reconnect with yourself and try to figure out why. Just think of this as a mental reset, Scorpio—not always the most fun, but usually necessary to continue forward.


Your card: Ace of Cups

The Ace of Cups is a card that depicts a chalice overflowing—a sure sign that your own cup will be plenty full in May, Sagittarius. It’s a good thing you know a thing or two about having a good time! This is a card about feeling good about yourself and sharing those positive vibes with everyone around you, because you know you have enough to share. It’s also a sign that this is the start of something exciting and emotionally fulfilling—so if an opportunity presents itself to you, take a chance! (If you’re looking for love, this is a great sign, so keep your eyes—and your heart—open.)


Your card: Ace of Wands, reversed

The Ace of Wands is about new ideas, but when it’s in reverse, this potential energy is blocked. It may mean that you have the beginning of an idea, but you have absolutely no idea how to realistically implement it or if it would even be worth trying. It may seem like it’s not the right time or you simply don’t have the resources to do what you want to do. Similarly, this card can also mean that you’re struggling to find your purpose—you just know what you’re doing right now isn’t right, even if you can’t figure out what the right thing is. This energy can be incredibly frustrating, but it’s much more manageable if you take some time to come home to yourself and really ask yourself what you want. This would be a great month for some soul-searching, Capricorn!


Your card: Three of Pentacles

May will be a time of collaboration for you, Aquarius, so keep your mind open and listen when others try to help you. You have a lot of individualist tendencies, but this month is trying to teach you the power of teamwork and the magic that can happen when you allow everyone to bring something to the table. That doesn’t mean you won’t get to incorporate your own unique touch! You’ll just learn to appreciate that your ideas aren’t the only ideas. This card is also the sign that you’ll be reaching an early milestone, so congratulate yourself—you did it!


Your card: Six of Wands

This is a great sign for this upcoming month, Pisces—the Six of Wands, after all, signifies victory. If there’s something you’ve been working hard toward and fighting for, take this as a sign that if you just keep going, you’ll get to where you want to be. Success is in sight, but that doesn’t mean you should slow down or get too comfortable. Be proud of the steps you take and the milestones you hit—and yes, give yourself a moment to bask in the praise when it’s offered—but instead of resting, use this momentum to keep going. Things aren’t just falling into place for you, you’re making them fit—remember, you hold the power to shape your path here.