May 2024 Horoscopes With the Spellsisters

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May Horoscopes from the SpellSisters

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The word of the month is “clarity,” imo. As we emerge from Eclipse season and ease out of Mercury’s retrograde period, strength, personal empowerment, and beauty prevail. Things may still feel a little wobbly after last month’s shake-up, but at least it’s spring, and so long as you stay in your lane and continue prioritizing your own happiness and peace, positive transformation is inevitable.

After a month like April, so ripe with astrological events that contributed to such intense and perhaps unsettling feelings, transformation is inevitable. While last month may have felt like chaos, this month will surely be calmer. Because for now, Mercury is direct and we are fully out of eclipse season. You have my stamp of approval and are authorized, once again, to work your spells, set intentions and manifestations, and tend to your magic.

It’s never all one thing, though, is it? There is no such thing as all good or all bad. May begins with Venus and Pluto squaring off on the first, highlighting that what you want from life may have changed or will be changing. Watch for shifts in power and changing priorities. You will not need to make sudden changes or decisions for things to change. Just let your life unfurl.

This month, some things that once confused you are now crystal clear. Suddenly, you understand exactly how you feel and don’t need to question or scrutinize it to make sense or be valid. You’re allowed to change, and your mind is, too. You don’t have to choose between being in the throes of passion and putting yourself first. 

On the 7th, the Sun will make a positive angle with Saturn, the planet of stability and structure, bringing comfort as the planets conspire to show you the way toward the future you hope for. Then, the following day, on the 8th, the first New Moon since the eclipse season occurs. This New Moon in Taurus will usher in blessed grounding energy that grants us all the insight necessary to set realistic goals.

This month feels like a divine opportunity to progress toward more freedom and open-mindedness, especially mid-month, when the Sun and Uranus form a conjunction, inspiring a welcome disruption to wherever your life has begun to feel mundane. Trust your instincts and keep your mind tuned on your short- and long-term goals. Once again, clarity is sure to come regarding your path toward the life you want to be living. At the same time, Mercury will enter Taurus making things feel simpler and less complicated.

Stay true to who you are and focus on living as you want to be. You dream of a transformation that comes instantly, but slow and steady wins the race by sustainably building up to a lifestyle change you can support. Don’t worry about who you will be or were last year and how that person is different from you now. Focus on releasing your limiting and disempowering beliefs–burn them to the ground and watch as the ashes rise to show you the path forward to the truest iteration of who you are meant to be right now.

BIRTHDAY ROYALTY <3 Taurus Placements (Birthday between April 20 – May 20):

This month, you are in your element as several planets land in your sign, and everyone else gets a taste of your grounding medicine. Your road is wide open and you’re set up for success in massive ways, all because of the work you’ve been doing to clear a path and prioritize transformation that feels like a long time coming. You have been focused, honest, and keeping your eye on the prize for a long, long time, and it’s clear that your effort is paying off. Everyone around you benefits from your shine, too. Your positivity is providing a welcome and helpful boost to the energy in every room you enter. Everything seems to align in your favor to bring you excellent opportunities, chance encounters, and fated events. Be careful to avoid making big decisions on an impulsive whim–part of staying true to who you are is about taking the time to stay grounded and consider the impact of your decisions. You will undoubtedly make the right ones, but the less rash you are, the easier it will be to integrate any adjustments into your life. You can still feel whimsy and live spontaneously while also being realistic. After all, would it really be comfortable for you to make a wild leap to a new life? Maybe! I can’t say. If you’re ready, I say go for it but avoid burning bridges. More often than not, they can’t be mended.

Tarotscopes | Wheel of Fortune: What goes up must come down. I have a feeling you’re on an upswing.

Local Taurus: Rachel Schwebach, April 21, local artist and photographer

Famous Taurus: Cher, May 20


Gemini Placements (Birthday between May 21 – June 20): 

Old and perhaps long-abandoned ideas and dreams may get a second lease on life for you this month as you are asked to examine where and how you have limited yourself. Which areas of your life have you chosen to play small or not lived up to your potential? All is not lost. This month, you will be empowered to reexamine your pursuits, and it’ll be easier to recognize how to move forward in ways that align who you are now with what you want to be doing in the future. Your love life will get a boost, too, as you’ll feel compelled to evaluate the depth and intensity of at least one relationship later in the month. Is your energy being invested in the right place.

Tarotscopes | Judgment: You have a second chance. Don’t hesitate too much before embracing it.

Cancer Placements (Birthday between June 21 – July 22):  

You’re trying to build and level up in your life right now, and taking a deeper look at where your relationships can take you is only natural. You want to be extra careful to avoid taking advantage of people, but it’s true that your connections can take you far. You may be focused on expanding your network and seeing how that might, in turn, expand your horizons. Don’t get too swept up and carried away in this, though. The people who have chosen to share themselves with you are just people who don’t want or deserve to be seen as links in a chain leading to your success. You have a hard row to hoe between recognizing potential, going after it, and stepping on toes and leaving people in the dust. And to be honest, it doesn’t matter how far a connection can take you if you’re neglecting to recognize humanity.

Tarotscopes | The Devil: Be careful not to allow your golden opportunity to be swallowed up in a vacuum of self-absorption.

Leo Placements (Birthday between July 23 – August 22): 

You often like to be the life of the party, and the month of May is surely no exception. The weather is peaking, and we are slowly inching toward summer and your season; you’re bound to have a month full of opportunities to show up and experience life. This supercharged streak of vitality this month grants you this special ability to enliven any tired, crusty vibes plaguing you. This month, you make the mundane feel exciting. The ordinary easily becomes amazing in strange and wonderful ways whenever you’re involved. You have a magic touch regarding your advancement this month, whether in relationships, your career, or towards a personal goal. It feels like all you need is an ounce of positivity to expand in any direction–and expansion in one area might come at the expense of another, but you’re ready to release whatever needs to go.

Tarotscopes | The Magician: You have everything you need to get everything you want, and this month, the belief that this is true comes in, too.

Virgo Placements (Birthday between August 23 – September 22): 

You exist in a different realm than the rest of this month, my dude, and that’s okay. Maybe we’ll catch up with you. You need to do this on your own, though, and the best news about this is that it’s exactly what you want to hear. You can only explore the depths of your own psyche in solitude, and it’s not up to anybody else to bring you back to reality… And come to think of it, which of us is being realistic? Is it unrealistic to delve deeper into your subconscious mind, listening to your dreams, guides, intuition, or whatever you find there? Or is ignoring it and trudging through daily routines and responsibilities more unrealistic? Whatever you find inside will empower and motivate you to make big changes that help you move toward your external goals.

Tarotscopes | The High Priestess: Only you know the answer to your questions because there isn’t always a right answer. The answer is what you feel.

Libra Placements (Birthday between September 23 – October 22): 

You are in pursuit of a more balanced life, and that’s funny, given that you are meant to be sovereign when it comes to balance. You know that you can always find more, especially when it comes to balancing mental, emotional, and physical well-being. This month, you are urged to prioritize what you want over what you think you should. The most important things to focus on this month are authenticity, honesty, and living as the truest version of yourself, and this is where balance comes in. It may be that your responsibilities don’t currently align with your truest self. The goal is not to swing hard the other way and make changes you can’t take back. The goal is to start moving towards a more authentic life by adjusting your priorities, setting boundaries, and making changes to your responsibilities. 

Tarotscopes | The Hierophant: There aren’t any rules about where you’re “supposed to” put your energy. You are the one who gets to decide that.

Scorpio Placements (October 23 – November 21):

You’re in your healing era, and you can almost physically see the changes in your life. This can sound obvious or simple, but it’s not much of a stretch to say that simple reflection has led you to make deep discoveries about yourself. Where previously hidden information has been revealed, you now have a place to focus your energy. The Venus-Pluto square that kicks off the month may profoundly affect you since Pluto is your ruling planet. If you recognize the root cause of an issue, you are granted direction for dealing with it in its current iteration. Now that you understand your feelings, you can begin to work on them.

Tarotscopes | The Moon: Your inner landscape is a mystery you’re working to solve.

Sagittarius Placements (Birthday between November 22 – December 21): 

You’ve been purging the shit that’s not good for you in many ways for many months or maybe even for years at this point. This month, your focus is on habits and routines and how they can support the elimination of toxicity from your life, literally and figuratively. It could be that you feel inspired to have a mega closet-clearing story sale, or you cut out negative people from your life, or even overhaul your habits so that they support the “better” version of yourself. But, hey, there is no better version of you, just so you know. It’s awesome that you want to be healthier, happier, and more balanced, but don’t punish yourself for any version of yourself that doesn’t prioritize that. You’re just doing the best you can with whatever you have all the time. There is no bad version of you. Give the parts of yourself that you think are bad a hug and a little treat. Stop beating yourself up for not always being 100% on.

Tarotscopes | Strength: Even when you give it 50%, you’re still really freaking strong and should be proud of yourself!

Capricorn Placements (Birthday between December 22 – January 19): 

Does following all of your self-imposed rules always spark joy? This month, you have the opportunity to reconsider what brings you fulfillment and how your “work” supports that. In what way is fulfilling your responsibilities supporting fun and happiness? Because that’s really what you need to be asking yourself–is what I’m working towards making me happy or not? And if it isn’t, it’s time to find ways to refocus. This month, you should be recalibrating your life to support your joy. There is no reason to deny yourself joy. What’s the point of working so hard if it isn’t making you happy?

Tarotscopes | The Sun: You are waking up to the reality that time is passing. Are you spending it how you want?

Aquarius Placements (Birthday between January 20 – February 18): 

Creature comforts, guilty pleasures, and ~little treats~ are highly encouraged this month. When you examine your beliefs about the dynamics and structures you participate in, are you playing outdated roles in your life? Your medicine this month is play, especially on a creative level. You’re more likely to find comfort and delight when you allow yourself to do something creative just for fun. Loosen up this month, and give yourself the space and energy to process whatever feels closest to the surface. It may have deeper roots in your subconscious, but you do not have to intellectualize your pain in order to heal it. Let yourself play, eat your little snacks, and make a cozy blanket fort to hide in.

Tarotscopes | The Hanged Man: There is nothing you need to do. There is nowhere you’re supposed to be. All is well.

Pisces Placements (Birthday between February 19 – March 20): 

Your mind is moving at incredible speeds, and your ability to come up with creative solutions as problems arise is unmatched this month. This could be a good time to practice a new hobby or skill if there’s something you’ve been meaning to find time for. Let some of your extra creative energy burn off in fun ways if you’re feeling overstimulated and overwhelmed. Or you could always just watch soap-cutting videos or study tutorials without actually following them. The choice is yours, but either way, there is potential for breakthroughs and magical inspiration to take root in your life. Don’t worry about anything. You don’t have to act upon magic for it to be magnificent.

Tarotscopes | The Star: Hope and inspiration find you again after a long, cold winter.

Aries Placements (Birthday between March 21 – April 19): 

You have the confidence, skill, and motivation to take on a challenge that nobody else has the confidence to tackle. You’re brave, maybe even fearless, this month, as you see that the only way out is through, and you’re the only one able to make it through. You’re the only one who can move yourself forward, and this month you have the supercharged ability to power through. Suddenly, things make sense and click into place, and you see all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other. Your ability to stay strong and steadfast is grounding and centering to anyone in your sphere, bringing stability and ease in the face of adversity or change. All of the balls are in your court. No pressure. Luckily, a lightheartedness accompanies this surge of momentum, so even as you feel the weight of change, you take it in stride.

Tarotscopes | The Chariot: You are the best and only person for this job. Take the lead.


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