Hello Beautiful Souls,

I’m currently listening to the crackle and boom of a spring Colorado thunderstorm. I absolutely love the cacophony of noise. While it might scare my dog Daisy, it gives me confirmation that Mother Nature was and always will be in charge. It’s also a nice cleanse after the intense release of the Scorpio full moon.

May is a time to bloom. As the earth slowly awakens from slumber, so do we. The conscious collective is full of renewal as we start to swipe the debris out of our eyes. We’ve been hibernating for quite some time. In that space we’ve done so much shadow work. We were forced to look at all the skeletons in the closet that had long been hidden away. For some of us it’s been an overwhelming experience as we push through dormant and suppressed feelings of anger, grief and worry.

I’m here to tell you that Mother Nature is with us today. She speaks of hope and a time of peace. Our only job this May is to reconnect with everything that brings us joy. We’ve been so focused on survival in this new paradigm that we forgot to have fun. That sentiment takes center stage in the weeks to come.

Much love to you,

-Jackie

P.S. If you’d like to book a personal reading please visit my website or email me: jackie@totemsandtarot.com.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20) – High Priestess
Did you know that you are psychic? We all are according to some theologians. It’s been brainwashed out of us since birth as we learn how to follow societal rules and regulations. The High Priestess reminds us that the secrets of the Universe live within. Our openness and willingness to receive the message offer us the key to understanding. What have your Guides been trying to tell you? Have you been missing the tiny miracles that are presented to you each day? Perhaps it’s time to shut off your phone or computer so you can pay better attention. Ask for a sign and you will receive.

Gemini (May 21-Jun 21) – Hierophant
I’m so proud of you Gemini. You embrace the lessons of life with an eagerness that few possess. You’re quick to admit when you’re wrong or where you could have done better. And while you’re an experiential learner, it’s time to take a back seat for a moment. I encourage you to practice active listening this month. Look deeply into someone’s eyes when they speak. Try not to think of how you’ll respond. Soak in every word. There is something powerful there for you to discover. A level of intimacy that has long been missing.

Cancer (Jun 22-July 23) – The Tower
I find the Universe does for us what we can’t do for ourselves. The Tower symbolizes this credo as it’s often the card of purposeful destruction. I find this card greets me when my Ego has completely taken over and my Higher Self is nowhere to be found. I have a suspicion that you’ve been trying to heal your insides with outside comforts. The peace you are looking for lives within. There is an old wound you keep trying to step around. It’s time to greet the emotional monster head on. I promise it will be a lot less scary than you think. And while it might be a bit painful, you’ll finally be free.

Leo (Jul 24 – Aug 23) – Wheel of Fortune
While you might be a proud Lion and leader dear Leo, you care more about what other people think than you probably let on. Your friendships mean everything to you and you get a sense of self through their appraisal of your thoughts and actions. It’s time to shift the dialogue and continue this discussion with someone who knows you even better: your Higher Self. While it’s helpful to bounce ideas off loved ones, your path forward needs to come from your profoundly intelligent intuition. I highly suggest that you try some box breathing and deep meditation this month before you make your next move.

Virgo (Aug 24-Sep 22) – The Star
If the Zodiac was on a trip around the universe, you Virgo would definitely be our tour leader. You’re always so organized, methodical and forward-thinking. While you are wonderful at holding containers for creative brainstorms, you’re even better at taking those ideas and landing them in practical action. You are a beacon of hope to many and probably don’t even realize it. The only advice the Guides have for you this month is “more of this please.” Keep on keeping on. And perhaps give a little bit more weight to those who are inspired on the sidelines.

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) – The Fool
If I had to pick out a card from the major arcana to embody your spirit it would most likely be The Fool. And before you get offended please recognize that The Fool’s connotation in the tarot is nothing like we place on the term in our society. This card is seen as a hopeful ingenue, ready and willing to take on the world with boundless curiosity. If there was ever an adult who retained a childlike innocence it would be you dear Libra. Let’s celebrate that you kept the wishes of your inner child at the forefront of your journey. Your soul is better for it. And be sure to bring those you love into this magnificent white light of magic. Many of them have long forgotten what it means to be excited to be alive.

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 22) – Empress
Scorpio I love that the Divine Mother has come to nurture you this May. The Empress reminds us to treat ourselves as gently as a newborn babe. This call for self-care and self-love must be heeded, especially for you dear friend. Scorpios are deep, passionate thinkers and you are definitely not afraid of the darkness. What you often forget along the way is that the work is often necessary, but never needs to be shameful or hurtful. You can still uncover some important truths while offering yourself a container of gentle love. Do your best not to judge yourself or your process. Any sentence starting with “I should” should be restarted. ‘Should’ is an ugly word that is used to beat ourselves up. Try starting your sentences with “I want” or “I love” or “I would benefit from” and see how the journey of self-growth develops on a much lighter plane.

Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 20) – The Devil
The Devil is here as a warning: stop overthinking it! Have you been stuck in a pattern or thought? Is it becoming obsessive? Is it driving you to drink or engage in other unhealthy addictive behaviors? The only way out is through. If you’ve been scared to take action, now is the time. If you’ve done all you can and the rest is up to the fates, well it’s time to let it go. In the coming days please do some journaling about the act of letting go. What does that mean? What does it mean to you? And if you are stumped try phoning a friend. How do they let go? The answers may surprise you.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 20) – The Emperor
Capricorns at their best are hard-working and forward thinking. At their worst? The world’s biggest procrastinators. I have a suspicion that this year has been off to a slow start for you. Order and discipline is where you thrive and the circumstances that surround you have been chaotic. It’s forced you to go with the flow a bit more, slow down and reassess. Now that you’ve had some time for some soul searching, The Emperor is here to move things forward full steam ahead. You’ll start to see the path open up again and this time you’ll know exactly which way to turn.

Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb 19) – The Sun
Do you feel the bright, warm glow of The Sun? When this card shows up in a reading it’s simply the Guides smiling upon you, nodding and whispering how proud they are of you. You are on the right path, even if it doesn’t feel that way. Take some time this month to celebrate your accomplishments. What milestones have you hit without taking pause for joy? We often complete one project and are right off to the next. This month the Universe wants you to bask in the sun a little while and soak in the feeling of self-achievement.

Pisces (Feb 20-Mar 20) – Strength
We often forget our strength when our heap of challenges grows so large we feel completely weighed down in its overwhelming demands. The card of fortitude is here to remind you that you have what it takes to get through this. The Strength card often includes a lion. The king of the jungle has many fascinating attributes and the one most closely associated with this powerful beast is the one of courage. Bravery doesn’t mean avoiding tough situations. It also doesn’t indicate that you aren’t afraid. Quite the contrary. Bravery acknowledges that you are scared, but you’re willing to do it anyway.

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) – Judgement
As The Fool’s Journey comes to a close with The World, we are presented with the archetype of Judgement. It asks us to wash the slate clean. To come back into the infinite abyss of unconditional love where compassion rules supreme and forgiveness is found at every turn. How can you forgive others for their horrific actions? By learning how to forgive yourself. What are some things that you’ve done in the past that make you cringe? Write them all down on a piece of paper and set them ablaze. In order to move on you first must acknowledge your misgivings so you can learn and grow.

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