What major transformation is occurring in the month of May that specifically affects human beings?
ANSWER: Nine of Pentacles
The Doom-Gloom is artifice. It’s time to lighten up.
Nine of Pentacles is a gorgeous card filled with rewards and lavish beauty. With climate change denial rampant and other terrifying anti-health-of-Earth activities being undertaken by violent crazy folk in power, an overarching state of civil unrest has been unfolding across the globe. There is talk of World War III, straight up insane people being voted into office and a general anxiety about what’s next for the human race and terra firma itself. But Nine of Pentacles insists it’s time to relax and appreciate the resplendence of the world.
Fearmongering is divisive and whack… it’s also very effective. Even the most bubbly of us all have been weighed down by some type of worry and those who feign apathy are experiencing anxiety too on some level, despite ostensible ambivalence. Sh*t is crazy right now.
However, Nine of Pentacles reminds us there are plenty of things to enjoy at this very moment and not everything is terrible or terrifying.
Sweeping optimism is attached to the appearance of this card and this fervor requires thorough review.
First, let’s address the environment. Nine of Pentacles suggests the planet will be unusually glorious and beautiful throughout the month, natural miracle status. A startling idea is also proposed: the earth is not dying, it is actually improving itself.
The concept of improvement also translates from nature into human society. As alarming, very real headlines of glaciers melting abound, rarely do we speak about the actual radness of living in a civilization that has adapted to climate change.
A climate change adapted city would have farms everywhere, with produce growing in sidewalks. Future city dwellers can pick a fresh apple from a beautiful tree on their way to work.
Instead of coughing thanks to gas fumes emitted from a muffler, cars will actually be floating in the air and we’ll be traveling through space on international flights on aircraft fueled by fission or combustible eco-gasoline made from potatoes. City streets will smell like french fries as a result of the new potato-fuel technology.
Scientists will be using bacterial microbes found in nature to slowly eat away the plastic and styrofoam garbage humans dumped in landfills for decades. It will take time to fully eliminate the countless tons of waste, but the little critters will be hard at work and things will be looking up.
Scientists will also be working with the community to address other clean-up and conservation efforts, such as ocean waste, and extinct or near-extinct species in the animal and plant kingdoms. Shamans and other healers will be applying their skills to amend the spiritual waste and disease propagated by years of fear and depravity in past human civilizations.
Nine of Pentacles is realistic about how this future will materialize; it’ll take so much work. The eight cards that appear before this one in the tarot deck all require industrious effort to realize the gorgeous results promised by the Nine of Pentacles.
Although the efforts to achieve the Nine of Pentacles bounty may be onerous, this card promises the outcome will be beautiful. The other potential future Earth possibility, a dirty post-apocalyptic world filled with doom, pollution and madness, is not likely to occur: Nine of Pentacles affirms beauty will win.
Check out these dates and the days surrounding for some SIGNIFICANT events to take place:
Venus in Virgo from September 19, 2017 to October 14, 2017 is hugely important. In this time period we will all see the results of efforts put into beautifying life and preserving the planet. The impact of this hard work is likely to be extremely positive and in fact mind-blowingly beautiful.
KEY MAY THEMES FOR EACH SUN / RISING / MOON SIGN:
Aries - Knight of Cups reversed: Ram, love may appear like an illusion right now. Knight of Cups suggests heartbreak of some kind or a lack of motivation to pursue the heart’s desires. A sullen and sobering atmosphere might have taken over, stunting forward progress and mobility. There may even be a drowning sensation taking precedence, with an emotional flood and tidal wave of thoughts overwhelming the situation. Do not fall prey to believing love and fulfillment is out of reach; what is occurring is an emotional and mental purification process. It is impossible to rush this growth to completion. The best thing to do is stick it out and plumb the depths. Dive into it and see what treasure is discovered as a result.
Taurus - Two of Swords: Bull, something of major importance may be in limbo. Two of Swords suggests a fog clouding over the grand picture. The situation will reach a peak in September, 2017, and this is likely to manifest as a dynamic alteration within a relationship, business, professional or otherwise. There is a balancing act happening right now that is crucial for how things fall into place in the future. Until September comes along to change the game, use the following dates to find equilibrium around this issue: May 7th, June 3rd, July 1st, August 24th. These days, when the Moon is in Libra, are check-in points to discover where you’re really at and where the situation is leading in actuality.
Gemini - Three of Cups to the left/reversed: Twins, Three of Cups in this position suggests a massive relationship reorganization. This could be a friend fall-off, association adjustment or a recalibration of any kind with a group or individual in your life. Allow these shifting associations to launch you into the great unknown. There is something about what is happening right now that will manifest in your favor, to great surprise. You are likely to be shocked by how successful and fun the end result is. You might not even be planning to go there at all and it just happens and it is rad. There could be some drama though, be aware of that; Three of Cups left/reversed warns of detractors, plagiarizers and haters of all kinds. But no matter what occurs, pay attention to the time period between June 21st and July 4th, when Mercury travels through Cancer; these weeks are pivotal and will change the game.
Cancer - Six of Pentacles reversed: Crab, complete revamp mode is taking place. The overhaul is occurring on the earth plane in physical form and can relate to finances, the body and/or the career. A younger phase of being surrounding sharing the wealth is straight up dying and past due more dearth-laden tendencies are now supplanted by growth-oriented maturation. Six of Pentacles reversed suggests a Cancer individual can be experiencing many phases with this process right now. One phase is sifting through the mire of past rejections, impoverished experiences and feelings of inadequacy, and possibly being stuck in the whackness. Another is a detached and empowered rumination over the true value of what you have to offer, now, in this moment. Just being the full authentic you and extending your service selflessly will reap the greatest reward. If greed or any type of avarice-driven desire to succeed influences the situation, this will fail. Do not invest in material outcomes; what resonates strongest and is most beneficial for all is purity of intent. To be real, Crab, there may have been a real-life lack of money or resources in recent months, but this is a phase that will change very soon if you entrust the totality of your faith in a pure, sincere and uncompromised vision. Share your talents with others, with bold and open arms.
Leo - The Sun to the right: Lion, you are the leader of the pack when it comes to full creative expression. Your creativity is off the charts right now, everyone can see it as blaring and bright as the daylight Sun. However, it’s important for you to slow down and look at the big picture. Sun to the right can get too hot and burn everything up. You’ve been working on this dear creative project for some time and it would be a tragedy to have it go up in flames due to a reckless push for progress. There may have been hurdles to put your full Self on display, especially during Mercury retrograde from April 9th to May 3rd, when all of these annoying obstructions piled up to delay or entirely prevent something dear to you from happening. But this lag period should have provided insight to you as to what is working and what is not in this situation. Don’t rush, do it right. Use your energy to build something sustainable and functional; burn off the excess in other more constructive ways that do not cause damage. Success is yours if you’re careful.
Virgo - The Hermit to the right: Virgin, Platonic Forms abound and have never been more true for you. Please read the general forecast at the beginning of this horoscope, as this applies to you directly as an individual. The Hermit reversed implores you to recognize you already know how to design the perfect world; the knowledge is within. This tarot card also speaks to the implementation of the grand design: wait. Do not forge forward right now indiscriminately, even though you know how to pull it off. This is tempered waiting though, not inactive stagnation. There is a need to step back and realign with balanced symmetry in this issue so the big picture doesn’t crumble and break down into tiny scattered pieces. On the other hand, there is also the danger of avoiding chaos altogether when a shattering regeneration is what’s required to transform the situation. Wherever you’re at, know that change is inevitable, happening now and the situation will unfold perfectly and to your benefit. In the meantime, create a reliable structure to systematically reach the goal.
Libra - Ten of Pentacles to the left: Justice, it may seem like there are a lot of things in the air conspiring to prevent the manifestation of the ultimate goal, but that’s not what’s happening. In fact, all of these obstructions, straight up devastations or mere annoying occurrences are all building blocks of some sort, concrete steps fashioning a success stairway. A formidable structure has been building beneath your feet and it’s unlikely you’ve been conscious of it. Allow the solid ground to continue forming as you wait for the right time and place to advance. The perfect opportunity is likely to make a sudden appearance. Frustration binges aren’t warranted right now; complete prosperity is coming. While you’re waiting, be sure you are fully present at all times so you do not miss the opportunity when it arrives. Overthinking the past or obsessing about the future will harm you by taking you out of the current moment, making it more difficult to recognize favorable circumstances that are right in front of your face.
Scorpio - The Hierophant reversed: Scorpion, wow, what a reversal. A complete about-face related to an established relationship, worldview, or situation has taken place and is still headed in a WTF direction. You are likely to have been slapped with this shocking reversal around the time of the New Moon in Taurus, which occurred on April 26th, or when the Sun entered Taurus on April 19th. Of course, there is a remarkable deep reason why this happened. An overdependence on attachments outside of yourself needs to cease. In Vibrational Astrology, people born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio become fully immersed with what they’re doing or with the people they become associated with, so much so they become one with the activity or person in question. This is such a beautiful ability, to merge completely, but the downside is the potential to lose yourself while this process is going on. Scorpion, who are you? This is why the overturning happened; it’s time to discover a new answer to that question to take your interrelating skills to a higher, more empowering level. You can’t lose your personal dynamism after each merge, otherwise that will continue to cause suffering. Practice moderation and embrace humble introspection; this will beget greater results than ever imagined.
Sagittarius - Knight of Wands reversed: Centaur, slump vibes abound. There appears to be an enormous amount of things that necessitate some type of reconstruction or rehabilitation. Do not push to materialize a plan filled with holes. Knight of Wands reversed suggests a hindrance to forward progress. The Knight of Wands court card in the reversed position is not moving, it’s halted, and this causes pent up energy and frustration. But this is for the best, because the Knight of Wands reversed is ignorant and can cause great damage by taking foolhardy risks. In this case, the Knight of Wands would be well advised to take on the more pensive and exploratory nature of the Page of Wands, a court card that is less about actualizing and more committed to actively examining options. It would be wise to adopt this mindset in May Centaur, because situations, issues or activities that appear to be wonderful are probably not and may in fact possess a level of decay that could really f**k things up. Exercise wise and cautious awareness. This doesn’t mean the adventure is lost, it’s just applied to exploring options rather than pushing ahead. On the other hand, there is also the possibility of seeking outside counsel so much that you have now entered the realm of stagnation, we’re talking advice overkill. In this case, just settle on something already and do it!
Capricorn - The Emperor to the left: Goat, trivial matters are not your concern. The advancement of the big picture is where your attention is focused. However, The Emperor to the left causes anxiety and is likely to put emphasis on false surrealities, generated almost entirely from lack of confidence. Avoid every temptation to lose sight of the end goal, as most of these emotions or thoughts of inadequacy are actually not real. However, it is important to speak about these reservations with members of your beloved community. Don’t repress them, bring them up in conversation to test their veracity. There is a huge emphasis on partnership in May and the ability to manifest objectives through a community effort. Rely on strong associations to see things through. Do not take everything on yourself.
Aquarius - King of Cups reversed/leaning right: Water Bearer, old raw sewage bubbles up and the toxicity will continue to arise unless the issue is fully addressed. This matter may have devolved into some sticky, symbiotic goo of doom. At this point there are fingers pointing everywhere and victimization abounds. There is literally no creativity here in the status quo situation, no room for growth. Holding grudges won’t help and it’s time to find common ground to purify and truly revitalize what has become an emotional mess. This issue requires another level of responsibility in order to be resolved. It may be painful and feel as if you’ve been punished by the universe for what seems like all of your life, but this isn’t what’s happening. Don’t avoid the lesson; actually probing the matter further and doing the hard work necessary is what leads to resolution. In this case, past approaches cannot be exercised with success; a new, refreshed you is required to make good things happen. The main message here is to deal with the problem for good, don’t continue to allow a wound to fester. It’s time to put this to rest forever.
Pisces - Eight of Wands to the right: Fish, there appears to be a tremendous amount of energy pushing for progress in a certain direction. But Eight of Wands to the right suggests the possibility of banging your head against a wall. Forcing things to happen is not a good look for you in May. Circumstances have changed tremendously and the past cannot be applied anymore, at least not to your benefit. Pisces, it’s better to slow down and allow things to fall in place, engendering the environment to develop a fresh, more cohesive perspective. Blowing through like an inferno will leave you covered in ashes. There are no planes of experience to rush through right now under the guise of begetting achievement. An entirely new phase of life is manifesting: let it happen on its own. You are not the god of the universe; allow providence to take the lead.
TIPS, SUGGESTIONS & NOTES FOR THE MONTH:
- Stay positive about fighting to save the planet. This will reap rad results, despite all the scary rhetoric and policies being drafted by the insane politicians in power.
- Enjoy Earth. Go out and smell the roses, literally. Recognize how beautiful everything is.
- Get in tune with nature. Nature is a force. Reconnect with who you are as an animal, a creature on earth who is impacted by natural rhythms, seasons and cycles.
- Donate time or money to earth-protecting charity organizations such as American Forests, World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace, Rainforest Alliance.
- Spoil yourself and others. Nine of Pentacles luxuriates in sentient delights. Ensure pampering is happening.
- Relax. Stop stressing and put the energy to good use by getting hands dirty cultivating something exquisite.
- Appreciate fine design. Virgo is the zodiac sign that engenders Platonic Forms. They’re everywhere, scope them out and acknowledge.
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