Monday, April 30, 2012

Tarotscopes: May 2012


Hello Lovelies!
May is here!! I hope with it we get some really nice weather, up here in the northeast it has still been wicked chilly! I want to give a shout out to my Taurean sister, Happy Birthday!! This month I am working with the ShadowFox Tarot by Richard and Jennifer ShadowFox. I have to say that I respect all tarot creators, that there is so much work, heart and soul that goes into creating any deck! However, when it comes to this deck I have to say I LOVE the book more than the deck. For those of you who have been following the Truthful Tarot you know that I never encourage people to read the books that come with decks, that I feel it is better to use your own interpretations but this book is AWESOME. I seriously feel it could have been sold on it's own without the deck and been worth the money! From astrological & alchemical correlations to the cards mood music and mythological connections it details everything you ever needed to know. I just want to know how they discovered the blood types of the cards!!
The deck itself is all based off of the idea of shadows, and I get that, there is a ton of negative space and the computerized imagery is not all that dynamic to me. I personally don't get a ton of inspiration from it and it's not the lack of color, I have read many black and white decks. There was no one card that jumped out and said, "Hey, look at me!" or any emotion coming through the cards. Again though, I do respect the time and effort put into deck and the ShadowFox Tarot is no different I respect what these creative individuals were aiming for but it felt to me as though the deck was more of an afterthought to the book.
I may get some flak for that, just know it is MY experience in working with this deck and MY opinion. I do feel this deck and especially the book is GREAT for any beginner or even advanced reader! It is phenomenal!

Taurus (April 21 - May 20) – Happy Birthday Taurus! You begin May in the Seven of Swords be sure to take advice given to you at the beginning of the month! Mid-month you meet the Hermit  telling you to let go of old grudges, and do some soul searching to help you move forward. You end the month in the Six of Swords giving the impression that you will be moving forward at light speed!

Aries (March 21 - April 20) – The Four of Swords greets you at the beginning of the month bringing with it a sense of stagnation and a break from hostility or a truce. Take advantage of it and allow yourself some time to rejuvenate! Next you move into the Queen of Pentacles follow the impulse to take a closer look at your financials, now is a great time to rework your budget and take a second look at your bank accounts. You finish out May in the Page of Cups indicating that now is a great time to head out on your own, there may be some extra obligations that you need to take care of but they are short term. This card can also indicate the birth or conception of a baby!

Gemini (May 21 - June 21) – Pay attention to your communication sources Gemini! The Page of Swords warns that your inbox, text or IM may get flooded with people wanting your attention. Vet them out and be sure to not take on to many obligations. Go into things with a curious and open mind over the first few weeks of May even the oddest opportunities may be worthwhile. Career changes, abundance, prosperity, goals reached! Sounds good right? Well you are in luck! Your in the Ace of Pentacles mid-May, indicating that your financial  and career goals will be met. You finish the month out in the Ace of Cups indicating that now is NOT the time to hold back your feelings, whether you are currently in a relationship or been keeping quiet with your crush don't hold back!


Cancer (June 22 - July 22) – Get comfy in your creativity because the Empress says it's time to be the idea person!! Just remember to remember those ideas! Write down your genius so that you have plenty of ideas just in case later on you hit a creative drought. You move into the Ten of Swords mid-month bringing with it a sense of foreboding, financial issues will become apparent during this time so just be careful with your money. This card can also indicate a possible bankruptcy or bad advice. You end the month in The Fool who tells you to be careful of extravagance and now is the time to walk on the conservative side, really weigh you options and look before you leap.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) – Rule with benevolence says the Queen of Wands some may interpret your current way of decision making as hasty or aggressive but you know what your doing. Do not let your pride get in the way over the next couple of weeks though and be open to criticism. Work, work, work! But are you working because you love it or because it's a great way to keep your mind off of other things? The Ten of Wands wants you to remember your friends and family need you too! The Moon tells you to pay attention to your intuition even if it means taking a more difficult road at the end of the month.

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) –  Death greets you at the beginning of the month indicating that there is big (and possibly uncomfortable) change on the horizon. It is important that you go with this change, and learn to detach a little bit in order to take a step back and see where this change leads. Mid-month brings you to the Two of Wands telling you that you have had success with the changes at the beginning of the month but that patience is still called for in order to attain your goals. At the end of the month you move into the Four of Pentacles saying that although you may go by the motto, "If you want it done right, do it yourself." You may be inadvertently pushing away others around you. Now is the time to delegate responsibilities and trust the people around you to fulfill the tasks necessary to get the job done.

Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) – Balance dear Libra balance!!! I know your frustrated with this seeming eternal struggle as depicted by the Two of Pentacles but Universe tells you now is not time to try to control the situation around you rather stay fluid and go with the flow. The Hanged Man greets you at the middle of the month telling you that now is the time to stand backstage and be a supporting character rather than center stage. At the end of the month your focus should be on your total commitment to new projects and your current path as told by The Lovers.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) – Take time for your family Scorpio! Now is the time to recollect old family stories, and traditions says the Ten of Pentacles. Pass it down to your family, look to imbue them with the strength of your ancestors. Don't let you passion get the best of you! The King of Swords indicates that now is the time to collect the information, analyze, check and double check before making any important decisions! The Queen of Cups tells you to use your innate ability to help & heal for those around you at the end of the month.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) –  Discipline and determination have brought you thus far Sagittarius keep going The Chariot promises you success at the beginning of May. Try it again, and again, and again. In order to achieve sometimes we have to do the same things in repetition to know that we have it EXACTLY right! The Eight of Pentacles warns that you must not become frustrated, that you will gain recognition or promotion in your chosen field of study or work but right now it is about finding the formula for the perfect result you are looking for in the task at hand. This will help you to gain that respect from co-workers and leaders within your field. The Seven of Wands ends the month for you with a great big


Capricorn (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) – Events have been set in motion Capricorn now all you can do is wait to see if your efforts, planning and diligence were worthwhile. In the meantime the Eight of Wands encourages you to get ready for some new adventures coming up which include some possible travel plans. Mid-month brings with it the energy of The Magician, giving you permission to truly seize the day! Recognize that you CAN and WILL become who you aspire to be by using your determination and your talents. You end May in the Two of Cups indicating the beginning of a new partnership, this may include love or business. Either way it is a binding and lasting affair in which you will find much contentment and happiness.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) –Its all about the future my water bearing friend the Knight of Wands indicates that you should follow your impulses and plan ahead because the next six months are of great importance to your future! Temperance stops by mid-month to help you learn moderation, now is not the time to go to extremes but rather attempt some form of balance. Don't stress to much or party to hard! You end the month in the Six of Wands reminding you to give credit where it is due and to recognize that your successes (and failures) are due to more than just your efforts.

Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) – You begin the month in the Six of Cups bringing a sense of nostalgia and thinking about the 'good ol' days' it is also a time to focus on the younger generation and their growth. Mid-month you meet the Emperor carrying with him a call to action, now is not the time to sit on your laurels! Get up, and get motivated! Assert control over your current situation and bring order to the chaos surrounding you. You end the month in the Three of Pentacles the house of money has gifted you with an opportunity to put your skills on display to better help you solidify a good financial position. If your an artist get working and start planning for an exhibit, if you work in an office be prepared because a big project will be coming your way. Either way be sure to do your best work this is a way to get on the fast track!!

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