What do humans have to release in May?
ANSWER: The Hierophant reversed
The Hierophant reversed is a false preacher who is determined to proselytize in a bid to feed an eternally rapacious ego.
The Hierophant in its most powerful, upright form is a clergyman directing the masses, with some in the divination community referring to this Major Arcana card as ‘The Pope of the Tarot’. The Pope is obviously old-school and preaching an order of Catholicism to millions of people who follow the religious edicts of the Holy Bible.
Whether Catholic, Christian or not, it’s a fact scriptural commandments are infused in the core structures of many societies, with laws and social customs drawn out to honor codes outlined in holy texts. But in May, The Hierophant reversed shreds these tomes and regulations, forcing a mass release of imposed collective decrees.
The presence of The Hierophant reversed for this forecast is fascinating - it is unequivocally representative of Christian religious leaders, but it’s not limited to this religion. The Hierophant in the reversal position can also apply to principals of all other religions, cult leaders, or false prophets in general. This type of individual is basically the guy who says, “I know the gospel, follow me, I’m right all the time, do what I say”, and in some cases, he commands followers to idolize him to obey the decree he is insistent on imposing in the world.
There is extreme danger with The Hierophant reversed, because, bat-sh*t crazy or not, the man possesses the gift of gab. His speech is powerful and influences the masses, creating the potential to be a great force for good or evil, inciting people to stay in control or lose it altogether with even a slight shift in intonation. This man is extremely convincing. It doesn’t matter if the crowd is intelligent or stupid, this individual can get inside your mind and steer you like a sheep.
The Hierophant is strict, whether reversed or upright, but since it’s upside down, there are many ways this could play out. One way is a leader with a tremendous lack of integrity who is losing a dominant position and cracking the whip on followers in a bid to sustain power. Another example is a sloppy, foolish individual who talks sideways in circles of lies, losing touch with any reality other than the zealous mandates projected into the world from within.
Let’s be very clear, these false prophet type of leaders are not limited to heads of monotheistic religions or any religious order, this energy will bleed out everywhere, beyond spiritual beliefs.
In May, don’t just follow someone’s lead blindly; conduct your own personal investigation to determine if what the individual is saying is legit. This is beyond binary concepts of “good or bad”; we’re entering into a world where these lines are blurred so much, it’s almost impossible to distinguish fact from reality when operating from a space of indiscriminate acceptance. Sometimes it’s as simple as a human being making a mistake, but in most cases, the person might be completely insane. Listen in closely and make an intelligent determination before jumping on the bandwagon.
Check out these dates for some SIGNIFICANT events to take place:
May is a significant month in the ongoing Epoch of Earth Goddess world transformation described in the November 2017 Tarot Horoscope.
The ingress of Uranus into Taurus on May 15, 2018 is also a big deal, with more on that transit discussed in the April 2018 Tarot Horoscope and in an upcoming blog post.
Due to its correlation with the zodiac sign Taurus, The Hierophant reversed presents a direct opposition to the Full Moon in Scorpio that fell on April 29, 2018, highlighting oppositional elements between ideologues versus other persons or groups.
May 30, 2018 is a significant day, when electric rhetoric ignites a crisis in progression.
KEY MAY THEMES FOR EACH SUN / RISING / MOON SIGN:
Aries - Knight of Wands reversed: Ram, spiritual truth is heavy on the agenda again, prompting questions as to how to move forward in life to fulfill soul goals. Knight of Wands reversed reveals May is another learning phase, with action to be taken on the issue later. In the weeks ahead, hone in on inspiration, where true passion lies, then map out the steps needed to be taken to derive the desired result. Divination, meditation and other pursuits in the esoteric arts are helpful in this pursuit of knowledge as the month unfolds. This is a lengthy endeavor that has just entered the beginning stages and the best way to proceed at this time is to be inspired. Calls to action are inappropriate at present; you are blessed with the liberty of allowing the moment to move you into heightened realms of visualization and creativity. Just be with the process for now.
Taurus - Eight of Cups reversed: Bull, neediness is a shock to the system. Eight of Cups reversed highlights insecurity surrounding how to mature or manifest ideas, especially if taking on a position of leadership. When faced with choices on courses of action in May, please don’t forego authenticity. It’s imperative to stand firm your truth despite uncertainty as to how it will all play out. As cliche as it sounds, all of life is a learning experience, even if one has mastered a subject, so not knowing what to do is far from an embarrassing travesty. Eight of Cups reversed is also connected to personal relationships, with the presence of this card suggesting some type of stasis or inertia creeping in to cloud up a once clear situation. Once again, Taurus, you are being called to work on it, whatever the relationship issue, to come together with the other individual in a non-linear way to form mutual cohesion. Matters of the heart don’t have clear, definitive answers due to the emotional elements at play, making it important to simply feel things out until a balance is found that agrees with all parties. Get in flow with the partner in question to tap into a more sentimental and boundless understanding of one another.
Gemini - The Hierophant: Twin, it is time to establish your voice in a more concrete way. The Hierophant is showing up as your May guidance to confirm you’ve signed up to communicate something real in this lifetime. You’re here to make a lasting impact on posterity. Your life isn’t a fleeting blip in the echoes of the wide universe. As Uranus transits through Taurus from May 15, 2018 through November 6, 2026, your words may become gospel. Be careful what you say, because it has broad influence, but don’t be too restricted, to the point of suffocating yourself into a muted state. This is a fine balance, because The Hierophant can easily become dictatorial, but in a higher form of expression, the influence of this card actually helps to set up lasting structures that aid in the delivery of formal code for centuries into the future. You are assisting in developing some epic edicts, manifestations with implications for hundreds of years to come. There will be numerous kinks in the process and some of this may take time to implement, but The Hierophant means you are ready to start walking your talk on the firm foundation you have built over the past eight years. The revolution you have been anticipating for so long is upon you now, so go forth and respond to destiny.
Cancer - The Devil: Crab, even if life is bonafide good, oppression sets off alarms. Something is so stifling right now. The Devil pins down and restricts movement. The Devil is associated with your opposite zodiac sign, Capricorn, which is ruled by the planet Saturn, the heavenly body that just happens to be moving through Capricorn as we speak, with this transit ending in March, 2020. Crustacean, the restrictions are real, they’re not imaginary. These lessons in maturation can be stringent and arduous. In many ways you’re being forced to stay between the lines and to rely on other people, entities, or involvements you may not want to depend on. Since you're dealing with others and the wide world in general on a whole new level too, bullsh*t is forced out of situations sometimes in a terse or cutting manner. Saturn is ultimately beneficial though, so when feeling suffocated or suddenly wounded, remember, these compulsory restraints really are for the best. Saturn doesn’t play, but ends up becoming your best friend, because the energetic function of this planet is to remove all unnecessary fluff material that occludes what is really long-lasting and valuable. Nothing is superficial. The frustrating part about this process is that it takes so long. Sometimes it feels like zero progress is being made. It’s like taking baby steps over the stretch of 1000 miles, you’re never going to get there. But that’s not true, tremendous progress is being made, despite how boring or depressing the slow pace may feel at times. Saturn requires hard slog, so keep working at it, the rewards will come if you don’t give up, especially toward the end of the transit.
Leo - The Moon reversed: Lion, introspection is required, but agonizing. The Moon reversed is a lot to handle, it is an extreme energy and there are very few, if any, clear answers. The presence of this Major Arcana card for your forecast signifies May is going to be an intense period of time filled with loads of acute what-the-f**ks. The problem with The Moon reversed is there is little room for humor. The energy is ponderous and fraught with confusion - the kind of confusing that could ignite complete emotional meltdowns. The Moon in the reversal position often signifies a time when a great amount of shocking difficulties arise all at once. The challenges were not prepared for and neither were the enormities. This is a big deal, it’s not insignificant, and it literally feels as if it is on your shoulders to push the weight of the entire world into the next epoch. A dense navigation through a labyrinth of emotions and spiritual insights that are beyond the capabilities of the intellect to process is taking place. Instead of setting off a collapse into severe breakdown by attempting to understand what all this means, forego implication analysis in favor of embracing full acceptance. Trying to rationalize will cause problems; this is not a rational state, period, save yourself by accepting this reality and feeling what you’ve got to feel. Also, take the enormity of the task step by step. Since the situation will only develop incrementally, don’t feel pressured to transform overnight.
Virgo - Four of Wands: Virgin, get comfortable. Four of Wands designates May as the month to feel maximum comfort, a state of being that has not always been readily accessible in recent memory. It is almost a constant to keep perception steadily focused on what is wrong or could go wrong in preparation to smooth out difficulties borne from the inevitability of mistakes. However, in the weeks ahead, the best use of your time would be to exhale and be at peace with whatever transpires. Virgo, you’re doing good, killing it in fact, so much so you deserve a break from being on your toes. Beyond that, although it is inherent in your zodiac sign to seek perfection of form, imperfections are perfect too, so there’s no need for you to work at it all the time. Relax. Through solace and serenity in the weeks ahead, all types of incredible, awe-inspiring creative ideas and awakenings will occur; make room for the spiritual blossoming and epiphanies. By just breathing, being and letting go, not only are you bound to come to know yourself in a new, profound way by the end of May, you’ll also realize the superb and impeccable progress you’ve made on your soul path.
Libra - Four of Pentacles reversed: Scales, what garbage are you holding onto? Determining value of burdens becomes a priority in May. Using cheap building material or repurposing something that is deteriorating does not build a strong foundation. Think about it, would you want to form a new structure with asbestos? No, so why use that? Deeply evaluating lessons learned, especially in the past four years, and also from parents or upbringing, are very important exercises in the weeks ahead. As this foundational plumbing takes place, regret over decisions you’ve made may emerge, with questions popping up like “why did I do that?”. Because you weren’t the person you are now, that’s why. You are here today, right now, and it is time to build anew. Please avoid revisiting the same lesson over and over again, to the point where you start to think something is wrong with you. A lot of this Four of Pentacles reversed energy applies to relationships. Holding onto negative associations, even if you’ve stopped speaking to the person and you’re still clinging to the toxic person in the psyche, is inexcusable this month. Come clean on the toxicity you’ve been hoarding and let it go. Create an entirely new foundation of wealth and worth.
Scorpio - Four of Swords reversed: Scorpion, get clear. Four of Swords reversed suggests grasping at straws with squinted eyes while half asleep. There really is no point in going for it when it’s hard to know what is even happening. Four of Swords reversed can relate to waiting for the results of something really important, such as a test, that could go either way, really bad or really good, and sitting up awaiting the outcome can be causing sleepless nights. Rest. Go to sleep. Yes, it’s easier said than done, but unrest only makes it worse. If anxious, get organized, literally and figuratively. Feel free to write lists for everything in May, hundreds, thousands, however many you need to keep yourself from going nuts. Diffusing mild OCD by reshuffling closet arrangements and organizing documents is another good expression of this energy in the weeks ahead. Flashbacks may be happening, where, the results you are waiting for are connected to some potentially traumatic or major event in the past, causing more upset. Keep your mind occupied, funnel the anxiety into mundane tasks, but, when enough is enough call it a day; you cannot be restless 24/7, so be sure to self-enforce shut-eye when necessary.
Sagittarius - Nine of Cups: Centaur, celebrate. Nine of Cups confirms super awesome fun times have arrived and May is the perfect month to enjoy life to the maximum. It’s important to let your hair down and get fancy free once in a while, especially after the trials you’ve been through in recent months. Not long ago, things were tough and during certain weeks or months, there wasn’t much fun to go around. But now that the good times have arisen again, please take a bit of caution to prevent yourself from going overboard with enthusiasm. Remember, this is not the hardcore launch of your new era yet, that arrives later this year, when Jupiter goes into Sagittarius on November 8. In May, definitely pursue opportunities to fulfill your dreams and wishes, but don’t fool yourself into going after every single one, with hopes to manifest deep aspirations with the snap of a finger. Some of these are not ripe yet, and require more time and attention to detail. The trivialities are important, especially to ambitious endeavors, but Nine of Cups energy just wants to plunge in. Plunge into fun with no worries, but more serious matters that involve contracts or long-term commitments need to be put on pause and fleshed out thoroughly.
Capricorn - The High Priestess: Goat, intuition is your only reliable source of knowledge in May. The High Priestess possesses all answers by sourcing information from the arcane. In the weeks ahead, live between the lines, wisdom resides outside the scope of mundane functionality. The answers are in the wind and the subtle energies at play, the types of details that are so profound no utterance in any human language can encapsulate the meaning. Personal partnerships help you tap into these mysteries, but deep interactions are unlikely to be comfortable. There will be times in May when a little freak-out storm may internally thunder because the knowledge sourced from these depths are simply too deep to mentally process. If this happens, don’t worry, surrender. Feel all the emotions; the information you need will be revealed later on, be patient.
Aquarius - The Hanged Man: Water Bearer, progress comes through upending the norm. The Hanged Man has entered the scene to turn reality on its head. A major shift is occurring, perhaps ignited by a loss or change in status, but too much force on your part will do no good. Whatever you do, please don’t apply pressure in a bid to will a certain outcome; the situation is far too spiritual to be influenced by desperate input. The best way to utilize this energy is to wait, be patient and adopt a transcendent perspective. Modernity presents a temptation to keep moving, to go fast, to never settle, but the outcome of this way of being often causes more problems, because it is unnatural. There is night in nature, there is rest in nature, there is stillness. Be still and discover the meaning in silence. This is a spiritual epoch that is not to be trivialized by a hunger for swift forward progress; there is power and profundity in the lull. Receive.
Pisces - Six of Wands: School of Fish, prepare for a big surprise. Something may come out of nowhere, creating major shock and commotion, such as an unexpected accolade, but the Six of Wands guarantees the bombshell event will turn out to be extremely beneficial. You’re likely to be celebrating victorious success as a result of this sudden whammy, bravo! This is a team win though, to be shared, and if you don’t have management, staff, or a community to celebrate it with, it’s imperative to cultivate one. While recruiting new members to the Pisces party, make sure they are compatible and worthy. These people need to be qualified, not only in background or experience, but also spiritually; they need to be on the level. It may be hard to say goodbye to those who are no longer vibing on the success team, but in the long-run, it will do everyone good to part ways. Don’t allow yourself to argue with deep intuitive knowledge and feelings on these types of partnership or relationship decisions. You can feel when the vibe is off, let the realness of your intuition inform you on the truth.
TIPS, SUGGESTIONS & NOTES FOR THE MONTH:
- Expect non-stop shocking statements. In the news and in your personal life too. You may be spending a good portion of the month wondering what-the-f**k planet another person is on; communication is warped.
- Beware ideologues, demagogues and idol worship. It may generate a laugh, but the implications for this level of ignorance are actually more dangerous than presently assumed.
- Do not blindly follow people in positions of authority. Although an individual may possess a high rank, it doesn't mean the person is not ignorant. Hold everyone to a high level of accountability.
- Read between the lines. Get educated, think for yourself and vet facts before drinking other people’s Kool-Aid.
- Read the horoscope for your opposite zodiac sign in this month’s forecast too for even further insight. (Aries - Libra, Taurus - Scorpio, Gemini - Sagittarius, Cancer - Capricorn, Leo - Aquarius, Virgo - Pisces). When engaging with people who have opposite zodiac signs in May, it may feel like you are having a shared experience.
- Review the forecasts for March and April, because they offer more guidance as to why the individuation process that kicked off this spring is important to navigating the bullsh*t unleashed by the demagogues.
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