What do the cards hold for you at the beginning of May?

The Tarot is the mirror of our soul. Each card reflects what’s not only going on within us but also, symbolises our divine connection to the forces of the Universe. The images printed on the cards are symbols that contain the keys to unravel all the mysteries of our existence. However, these images have a life of their own, and thus, they change whenever the cards are shuffled. Every shuffle infuses them, and us, with magic. This holds true for May 2020 as well.

The following are divinely guided messages from The Universe through the medium of the Tarot. Though divided through the 12 signs of the zodiac, the message is personalised for you. The force that guided me to pull the cards is the same force that’s guiding you to read the message. I encourage you to keep an open heart and mind – that way, you’ll be more receptive to magic, and be able to find the guidance you need for the fortnight.

For those who aren’t familiar with their astrological chart, I would suggest they read the passage pertaining to their Sun Sign – i.e. the zodiac sign that the Sun was passing through at the time of your birth. For example, if you were born on August 19, the Sun was passing through the sign of Leo. Thus, you would find your divinely guided message under Leo.

For those who are familiar with their astrological chart, I would suggest they read the passage pertaining to their Sun Sign, their Moon Sign, and their Rising Sign – also known as the Ascendant or the ‘Lagna’. The combined message will be all the more powerful.

This fortnight, we are blessed with the powerful full moon of Buddha Purnima. A chance for us to awaken our own ‘Inner Buddha’, and understand an important lesson that will propel our personal and spiritual evolution. Those sensitive to lunar energies, it would be wise to meditate on Buddha Purnima – make sure to wear white for maximum effect. The meditation may perhaps enhance the significance of the message being delivered here.

Aries

Now is the time to finish off all that is pending. It may seem like a tall order, but understand that The Universe wishes to open new paths of progress before you. However, those paths can only be revealed once you’ve taken care of all that is unresolved and unsettled. Granted, the current pandemic isn’t making things easy. Nevertheless, you’re blessed with the strength of will to make things happen with the combined forces of your heart and mind.

So take time to ask yourself questions like ‘What is incomplete?’, ‘What relationships have I not had closure with?’, ‘What takes or responsibilities have I not been able to fulfil to my best abilities?’ As long as you do so with absolute honesty, you’ll get the answers. Once you have them, waste no time in completing them.

Taurus

Fortune favours the bold, and this is the time for you to take the bold step of getting out of your comfort zone. There are blessings and secret opportunities hidden in plain sight. They will only be revealed when you stop allowing fear to rule your vision. While the world takes refuge in the comfort of caution, it is your chance to expand your horizons and set your sights on goals and ambitions that most others wouldn’t even dare to fathom.

You are blessed with the ability to find profit and advantage in any situation, especially in times like now when most others are limited by their fears of losses. It’s a beautiful gift – do not let it slip through your fingers. You have the perseverance to achieve all that you desire, and in doing so, you can even uplift those around you. Be brave. Be bold.

Gemini

This is the best opportunity for you to rediscover your lust for life. The cynical side of you may scoff at the thought, given the times we’re in. However, it is that cynicism that’s wreaking havoc on your nerves and creating unnecessary turmoil and bitterness. The Universe wants you to learn how to find joy in every moment. It wants you to discover the moments of pleasure and delight in things. There is beauty in even the mundane.

Even in relationships that have turned sour, rediscover what made them special and perhaps express forgiveness where needed – especially to yourself. Forgiveness is the purest form of love.

It’s important to remember to take a calming breath and choosing the path of peace before reacting to situations that The Universe shall put before you.

Cancer

This is the perfect time for you to be the ray of hope for the world around you. Yours is the heart that has the power to heal, uplift and empower your loved ones. Even though times are bleak and scary, you have the beautiful gift of making the world a better place for those you love. A simple gesture of cooking a meal for someone, lending an empathetic ear, or even giving a warm bear hug of reassurance, can work wonders.

Ask yourself, ‘What can I do to help?’ The answer will not only work miracles for those you want to help, but The Universe will shower you with divine miracles for your selfless acts. Through the beautiful act of giving love and joy, you will manifest it abundantly within your own life.

Leo

Not all battles are worth fighting. Not all victories are worth having. Compromise isn’t a softer way of dealing with a loss. It’s the path that allows peace to prevail. The first to apologise is not weak, for it takes the courage of a lion to be willing to bow one’s head and say ‘I’m sorry’. Even if it’s not your fault – it’s important to be the bigger person here. It’ll enable you to heal the past so that you can gain the strength you need in the present to build a beautiful future.

Know that by choosing the path of peace, you’re not only preventing unnecessary chaos, but you’re also laying the foundation of a life of harmony and love. That’s the greater victory.

Virgo

This is your time to take a much-needed breather. That may seem hard for you, considering you’re responsible for not only yourself but also many others around you. However, in the process of catering to everyone’s needs and expectations, you might just take on so much that the weight of it all could break you, metaphorically, and maybe even literally. Thus, it is important for you to take some much needed ‘me time’, to recharge your batteries.

Even the most well-oiled machine needs time to rest and recharge. You are merely human – the rest can do wonders. Only when you’ve taken the rest you so rightfully deserve, will you be strong enough to fulfil all your responsibilities with ease and joy.

Libra

This is the time to clear out all the clutter – physical, emotional, and mental clutter. Holding onto it not only creates internal chaos and turmoil, but it also blocks us from moving on with life. It’s important to do this ‘clearing’ without getting emotionally involved. Maintaining a high level of impartiality will enable you to take important steps with less hesitation. Overthinking will only make it more confusing, causing The Universe to withhold the blessings that are coming your way.

It’s important to get out of your head and express what’s going on with you. Life isn’t lived in a constant internal monologue. It’s lived by sharing and expressing oneself. Cut out all that limits you and all that suppresses your growth. Make sure you’re gentle with yourself while you do so.

Scorpio

The mark of a great person is how they rise and thrive in the most chaotic and unpredictable of all circumstances. Within you lies the spark of life that can either fuel your ambitions or burn down the forest of your creation. How you choose to utilise that spark this fortnight can map out the times ahead of you. These dark times come with an opportunity to learn and grow. Do not squander this time. Stay ahead of the curve, and do not be shy about making the most of a situation.

Keep a keen eye out for signs from The Universe — it’ll help you take the steps you need. Even the most trivial sight could be an omen that can lead you to greatness. Observe it keenly. Never apologise for bettering yourself or wanting to achieve more.

Sagittarius

Living in a lockdown may have dampened your ever-adventurous spirits, but all is not ‘doom and gloom’. You possess a naturally powerful sense of joie de vivre, which can truly ripple out to the world around you. A single drop of water can even allow life to grow in a barren desert. Use your god-gifted sunny optimism to brighten up the lives of those around you. In doing so, you’ll gain a new zest for life, thus preventing you from sinking into darker moods.

Know that the joy we give out will come back to us in the form of blessings. In these times, we can use all the blessings we can get. They’ll help us sail the stormiest of seas smoothly. The smallest of gestures can ripple into grand feats of beauty.

Capricorn

You’re undergoing a powerful internal, alchemical process that will transform and propel you to a new life of unimaginable possibilities. This process may seem hard, and things may seem dire, but The Universe wants you to know that as long as you have faith in it and trust the process, you have nothing to worry about. This is your time to allow yourself to surrender to forces above and understand that they’ll guide you to the best path.

When you make it, you’ll be thankful for all you’ve been through. For it would have made you into the evolved being that can create and manifest miracles. The poison contains the antidote. The thorn comes with the rose. Both are needed and are essential to what makes it powerful.

Aquarius 

If life is a desert, then be the camel that marches through without letting the heat, dust, or the scarcity of water affect it. This is the time for you to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing world. The more you resist, the more difficult it’ll get. The time is also ripe for you to learn — The Universe has great mysteries of wisdom to share with you. All you have to do is pick the area of interest that draws you most, and you’ll be able to absorb all that you learn with ease.

This is the perfect time to expand the horizons of your mind. Nothing is too far-fetched, complicated, nor unfathomable for you. Everything you choose to learn will come handy in unexpectedly brilliant ways. Channel your energy wisely towards this learning.

Pisces

It is always the darkest before the dawn. It’s what we do in those darkest of times that enables us to thrive when the dawn arrives. Yours is the heart that’s so strong, that not even a million swords can kill its gift to love freely. No matter how stormy the skies, the sun will eventually shine. That’s the promise it makes with us all. Similarly, The Universe brings with it promises of light and joy as long as you’re patient with yourself and the circumstances around you.

Hope is what keeps us afloat. When Pandora unleashed all the grief and strife from her forbidden box, hope followed through – for hope is the power that can even bring life from the dead.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India. 

Zorian Cross

Cross specialises in eastern and western schools of mysticism and philosophy, and over the past 15 years, has established himself as a respected tarot reader, astrologer, numerologist, and psychic channel. Also a certified ashtanga/vinyasa yoga instructor and a multi-award-winning theatre artiste, Cross’ 2019 TEDX Talk focused on how the transformative power of pain, when channelled through art, can make the world a better place. Follow him on Instagram: @ajnajog