Your Animal Spirit Guide for May 20th is The Crescent and Hand

Your Animal Spirit Guide for Today

 

The Crescent and Hand

Today’s Meaning:
Guests and visitors will come calling. Their visit brings happiness and joy. This aspect will reflect these emotions for weeks after the visit.

General Description:
Crescents were worn by the ancients to safeguard them against witchcraft and danger. From the very early Eastern symbol, horseshoes came to be regarded by the Greeks and Romans as charms against sickness and the plague. In the middle ages horseshoes were used as amulets for witchcraft and even today are looked upon as lucky. When the representation of the hand of strength was worn with the crescent it signified hospitality and generosity. Hands of Might are painted on houses in Italy, Syria, Turkey and in the East to protect the buildings from misfortune and the inmates from death. The blue beads were worn to avert the evil eyes.

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Your Animal Spirit for May 20th is The Antelope

Your Animal Spirit for Today
May 20, 2014 

Antelope

Antelope medicine is one of right action. If you were to visit Northern Plains today, you would see groups of antelope scattered about the fields and hills. However they are so quiet and unmoving that (from a distance) they resemble stones. But, get too close and they move like lightening. Antelope asks you: are you being still when you should be moving, or moving when stillness is required?

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for May 20 is Justice

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

Justice

Justice represents the expression of fairness without bias. Simply put, Justice embodies the notion that what is right is right and what is wrong is wrong. Justice denotes the need to remedy situations lacking equality for all. Depending on the circumstances, Justice may be asking us to curb our partiality, or conversely, Justice may indicate a time for you to demand fair treatment.

As a daily card, Justice suggest that we are part of a situation that is out of balance. If you have shown unwarranted bias towards others now is the time to make amends. On the other hand, if you have been the victim of bias, now is the time for you to demand fairer treatment.

Your I Ching Hexagram for May 20th is 34: Great Vigor

34: Great Vigor

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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Congratulations! There is strength and vigor in this situation — like a ram who has knocked down a fence to free himself from captivity. This points to a time when a powerful force comes into its own and achieves influence.

When a leader finally comes into power, his or her personal strength usually has peaked. Great strength is required in climbing to the mountaintop, but once at the summit, the support of others is needed to maintain that lofty position. A shift in attitude becomes necessary. Raw strength must be tempered by wisdom; to maintain power, a strong leader must learn to give it away, to share it with others. Only then will his or her position be secure, for she will not only be the possessor of power, but the source of it as well.

If you find yourself in a high or strong position, it is especially important to act responsibly and react with care. Your personal power must not be allowed to degenerate into raw force that rides roughshod over everything in its path. A strong sense of responsibility to the collective good of all is the key to the successful exercise of strength. By following what we intuitively know to be for the greater good, we avoid reckless abuses of power that in the end undermine the source of our strength. Arrogance always contains the seeds of its own undoing.

 

Your Tarot Card for May 20th is The World

The World

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What has traditionally been known as the World card points to the presiding intelligence, called “Sophia,” or Wisdom, which upholds life on this and all worlds. A more precise title for this card might be “the Soul of the World,” also applicable as a symbol of personal empowerment and freedom. In most Tarot decks it is a female figure that has become our standard World image. She originates in Hebrew, Gnostic and Alchemical lore, and stands between heaven and earth as the Cosmic Mother of Souls, the Wife of God and our protector from the karmic forces we have set loose upon the Earth in our immaturity and ignorance.

Where the Empress energy secures and fertilizes our terrestrial lives, the goddess of The World invites us into cosmic citizenship — once we come to realize our soul’s potential for it. Just as the Chariot stands for success in achieving a separate Self, and Temperance represents achievement of mental and moral health, the World card announces the awakening of the soul’s Immortal Being, accomplished without the necessity of dying.

This card, like the Sun, is reputed to have no negative meaning no matter where or how it appears. If the Hermetic axiom is “Know Thyself”, this image represents what becomes known when the true nature of Self is followed to creative freedom and its ultimate realization.

Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Wed., May 21st

The wee hours of the morning are filled with unsettling dreams as the Sun and Moon align with erratic Uranus, firing up our nerves. Nevertheless, the energy begins to settle down once the electric Aquarius Moon shifts into emotional Pisces at 8:18 am EDT. The Moon’s square to the curious Gemini Sun has us wondering how our feelings influence our thoughts. However, by evening, a surreal Moon-Neptune connection assures us that imagination rules.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might be enamored with your dreams these days, but you’re also acutely aware that there’s more to life than your fantasies with so many incomplete projects demanding your attention. Even if you postpone a deadline for another day or two, you can’t escape thinking about the work you have yet to finish. Unfortunately, worrying in advance only creates stress unless you’re ready to do something about it now. Don’t put off for tomorrow anything that you can do today.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Your down-to-earth reliability earns the respect of your associates, especially if you make a decision today and stand by it. Even if your current ideas are unpopular, your serious demeanor persuades others to consider your point of view because they realize how much thought has gone into your opinion. Nevertheless, picking one solution over another is tricky business now, so give yourself permission to change your mind later on if you are so inclined.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You can’t easily calm your wild thoughts because you’re busy analyzing every possible repercussion to each and everything you’re doing today. Your previous optimism may be flagging because a special opportunity isn’t looking quite as appealing now. Intuitively, you know that once you make up your mind you won’t be able to go back and undo your decision, so take all the time you need before announcing your final choice. Time is on your side even if you feel rushed in the moment.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

People at work probably won’t be aware of your stress today because you’re able to keep it carefully contained. You might have a very specific notion about what you want your future to look like; however, you may think you’re not on the right track. Don’t try to talk yourself out of your dreams, even if they make your life more complicated now. Your current self-doubt will soon fade, leaving you to realize that nearly anything is possible once you put your mind to it.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You have a very unique point of view today that allows you to surprise others, especially if they expect you to remain inside a traditional box. Ironically, your perspective isn’t as radical as it seems at first; it’s just that you may overstate your position as you make your case. Although you’re quite opinionated, you still should be able to get the support you need now as long as you mix integrity with your passion. Demonstrating your willingness to engage in an open dialogue doesn’t mean you have to compromise your values.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may have an erroneous view of your partner or coworker today that’s based on fantasy, yet you’re still able to logically justify your conclusions. Thankfully, you have an open mind and are willing to change your thinking as you learn more about the reality of the situation. Although you’re tempted to scatter your energy now, you can achieve better results if you concentrate and address the tension in a significant relationship. Resolving interpersonal dynamics allows you to find the time to pursue your other goals, too.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Instead of applying all your efforts on your tasks at work, you might wish you could kick back and take it easy today. But you may have to fulfill your responsibilities first, so don’t agree to any extra work beyond your regular routine. Your wisest strategy is to minimize your obligations so you can balance your professional duties with a bit of playful abandon. There are no either-or decisions to make now; both aspects of your life contribute to your overall satisfaction.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Last night’s brilliant breakthroughs seem to fade with the glare of the morning light. You might even be hard-pressed to remember your best thoughts unless you took the time to write them down. Don’t stress trying to recapture what’s been lost. Surrender to the intuitive Pisces Moon with the knowledge that your most solid ideas will resurface in the next few days in a more tangible form. In the meantime, intentional daydreaming enables you to keep the context for your visions alive.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Although you may need to show up at work today, you probably prefer remaining cozy in your own home while the dreamy Pisces Moon occupies your 4th House of Security. Nevertheless, once you report for duty and fulfill your obligations, you can return to your private haven, turn off the phone and declare temporary independence from the outside world. For someone who is often the life of the party, hiding out might just be your secret guilty pleasure now.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

There are many small choices to be made in the course of your regular routine today. However, an emotional gulf between you and others may leave you feeling a bit detached and a little lost as the reflective Moon merges with indecisive Neptune in your 3rd House of Immediate Environment. Even if you say all the right inspirational things, you still might think you’re a fraud because you don’t see yourself clearly now. Thankfully, your carefully chosen words can be even more effective if you actually believe in them yourself.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You are full of hope that springs from being true to your values today as the Moon joins idealistic Neptune. But you might also be fearful that your efforts won’t be sufficient to improve the current situation. Don’t waste precious time doubting your contribution. Transform the energy by focusing on the positive things you can do, instead. Global change is not likely to happen with just the extraordinary work of a few people; it will come from the combined smaller deeds of everyone. Lead by example and see who follows.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You are unable to detach yourself from the emotions of everyone around you today as the evocative Moon hooks up with spiritual Neptune in your compassionate sign. It’s nearly impossible to find the boundaries that normally separate you from all of humanity and the entire cosmos. Don’t bother trying to figure out where your thoughts and feelings are coming from now. You’re a psychic sponge for the day; revel in the wisdom that all fish live in the same sea and that individuality isn’t as important as it seems.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, May 20th

Our pent-up energy has had nowhere to go since March 1, when dynamic Mars turned retrograde. Now, relief arrives and we find our direction as Mars begins to move forward. But it’s hard to gain momentum while the Sun is still in stubborn Taurus. Thankfully, we may receive a cosmic permission slip to step into new territory once the Sun enters restless Gemini at 10:59 pm EDT, emphasizing intellectual curiosity over maintaining the status quo.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Everywhere you look today there’s so much going on, but you thrive on the adrenaline rush anyhow. You feel quite alive as the volume on your life is turned up loud and you feel quite alive. It’s a wonder that you can do everything that is expected of you now. In all your busyness, remember to stop long enough to appreciate the beauty around you. A smile in your heart is worth more than lots of words slipping off your tongue. Spread joy not stress.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You might feel panic-struck as you realize you can’t tie up all the required loose ends prior to beginning a whole new set of projects. Meanwhile, others may be depending on you to demonstrate your strength of character by following through on your commitments. Breathe deeply to calm your energy; roll up your sleeves and focus on fulfilling your previous obligations before making any new promises. A little determination and elbow grease go a long way.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You can realize your fantasies as long as you remember two things: First, even if your goals seem to be within grasp, it’s not going to be all that easy to reach them. Second, some ideas are better left unrealized, for they won’t bring satisfaction once they are materialized. Be aware that you always have multiple choices as to which dreams to chase. Choose wisely before you begin your pursuit.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You are receiving weird signals on your psychic radar, but you may not be able to decipher them today. It might seem as if they are somehow coming from your own future, yet remain just barely out of range. Don’t struggle trying to make sense of these unintelligible messages. Just show up and listen; keeping your mind open and maintaining awareness is good enough for now.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

The weeks ahead bring promises of a busier social calendar and more exciting interactions with your friends. Although this sounds like good news, you have to pay attention to all of your relationships now since they can be the source of assumptions that have crept into your life. Don’t accept things on face value, especially when it involves love. A meaningful conversation is useful to explore the possibilities before heading off in the wrong direction.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may be harboring secret illusions about how you want to live your life. Although you could be successfully deceiving yourself, you’re probably not fooling anybody else. Take an objective look at your current lifestyle and realign your priorities with your new goals. If necessary, change some of your habits to positively impact your health and increase your vitality. Undoubtedly, you will be happier for it.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your future shines with unrealized potential as the clouds of your imagination dissipate — or so it seems. Active daydreaming lulls you into the belief that all is copasetic, even when unresolved issues are still present. Enjoyment is still possible as long as you don’t lose sight of your long-term goals and the extra effort needed to reach them. Achieving success starts with inspiration yet still requires hard work.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Circumstances might seem a bit chaotic today, but it feels good to be passionate about your life. However, there might be a voice in your head suggesting that you are missing something important. The good news is it’s not an all-or-nothing proposition. Find middle ground where you can celebrate the present moment without feeling as if you are avoiding your more mundane responsibilities.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Although you may be committed to creating a future that’s more in line with your long-term goals, you might not be ready to talk about what’s really important to you yet. For you, communication is often used as a defense mechanism where you keep the conversation — written or verbal — in emotionally safe territory. It’s not necessary to change your tactics today, but it is wise to be more aware of them so you can make better choices in the present moment.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

A fairly straightforward set of circumstances may get muddled today as you uncharacteristically play the role of Pollyanna. Negativity isn’t constructive, but a dose realism will certainly help to bring clarity to the mix. You can get a better idea of what’s going on now by asking others for feedback. Listening good good advice and focusing on your options strengthens your current position.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You could be stressing about a simple misunderstanding that has created an awkward situation. Paradoxically, the more you try to make it right, the worse it becomes. Instead of fixing anything in your outer world today, the solution may be easier to find if you simply alter your own frame of reference. Everything changes when you change your mind.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You’re not one to peek ahead to the end of the book; you prefer to take the pages in order and dream about all the possible outcomes on each and every page. However, you might be frustrated now because you may see paths around you coming to an end. Nevertheless, you have an opportunity to decide what’s next in your life, rather than grieving over what is slipping away. If unexpected events precipitate change, take this as a signal from the cosmos that these shifts are long overdue.

Sun in Gemini – Explore all your options with this curious Gemini energy!

Sun in Gemini

Explore all your options with this curious Gemini energy!

Tarotcom StaffTarotcom Staff on the topics of sun, gemini, astrology

It’s time to pick up the pace! The Sun is moving into breezy Gemini from May 20 to June 21, 2014, signaling a lighthearted time to meet new people, explore new ideas and learn new things.

Gemini is a curious and intellectual zodiac sign, ruled by planet Mercury and the wing-footed messenger god. This connects Gemini to ideas, information and communication, which is why so many of us do a lot of extra thinking, analyzing, learning and chatting time of year.

Gemini is also restless, preferring to do 20 fantastic things at once instead of focusing on just one (how boring!). Yet all of this unfocused energy can make Gemini seem scattered and fail to finish what they start, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself doing the same while the Sun is in Gemini.

This may be a confusing time for some people, because there are two sides to Gemini. They are symbolized by the Twins because there is a dark side and a light side that can see both sides of every situation and change moods in a moment.

So if you find yourself changing your mind a lot and having trouble sitting still now, you can look to the Sun in Gemini for an explanation.

Those born from about May 17-23 were born on the Taurus-Gemini cusp, and those born from about June 18-24 were born on the Gemini-Cancer cusp. Being born on the cusp simply means that you were born during the transition time between two zodiac signs, so you retain some qualities from each sign.

More than anything, Gemini brings an affectionate, playful and fun energy to everyone this time of year. If you can learn to enjoy it all without overextending yourself during this time, the bright, playful energy of the Gemini Sun will light up your life!

Here’s how to make the most of life during Sun in Gemini:

What to do: A million things at once! Gemini is far too mentally active to sit still doing one thing. These are the folks you’ll see browsing the Internet with 10 different tabs open while they watch TV, eat a sandwich, talk on the phone and text a few different friends at the same time. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself multi-tasking more than usual while the Sun is in Gemini, and don’t be too hard on yourself when only half of those things get done.

What to say: Anything and everything to anyone who will listen! Gemini is the communicator, and they’ve got a lot to say — they can talk almost non-stop, spouting facts, cracking jokes and asking questions like a five-year-old going “Why? Why? Why?” It’s almost impossible to get a word in edgewise with a Gemini around, and with the Sun in Gemini you’re likely to hear an increased amount of chatter everywhere you go.

Where to go: As the Sun transits Gemini, our lust for knowledge will be on the rise. Satisfy your need to know with trips to the library, catch a foreign flick at the indie movie theater, or take in a lecture or class at a local community college. You can learn something new by meeting new people, too, so get out there! Accept every invitation you get and meet as many new people as you can.

What to wear: Gemini doesn’t take life too seriously, and the best attire this time of year is something playful and colorful to match that carefree Gemini mood. You never know where you’ll wind up now because Gemini is always up for anything, so it’s best to be prepared. Wear whatever you like, but be sure to pack a spare bag with workout gear, a swimming suit and a cocktail dress wherever you go.

What to buy: Shop for anything that will engage the mind or allow you to communicate, such as books (you’ll start more books than you finish while the Sun is in Gemini), computers, iPads, pretty stationary — all that stuff. And make sure you buy a blank journal and a good pen to bring with you everywhere you go, because ideas come fast this time of year and you’ll want to write them all down!

What to watch out for: Hyperactive Twins sometimes overthink and over-analyze things to the point of anxiety, and you might find yourself doing the same while the Sun’s in Gemini. If so, try a relaxing activity that will get you out of your head, such as yoga, watching silly TV programs or just keeping your hands and body busy. Gemini is also known for quick and cutting wit, so be careful about speaking too quickly or making offhand remarks that hurt someone’s feelings now.

What to look forward to: Having fun, meeting new people and learning new things. What are you waiting for? You better get started, there’s a million things to do while the Sun is in Gemini!

Mars Direct – Take action as Mars begins moving forward

Mars Direct

Take action as Mars begins moving forward

Tarotcom StaffTarotcom Staff on the topics of mars, astrology

Action planet Mars is all about moving forward. However, Mars has been stuck in retrograde reverse since March 1, 2014. Finally, Mars will move direct again on May 19, and with Mars pushing forward in the balanced sign of Libra, not only will we feel an increase in energy and motivation, but people in general will be more friendly and thoughtful of others.

If you’ve still felt a bit stuck when trying to make headway in work, love or life in general the past few months, it’s time to celebrate. Mars rules our general approach to life, so in retrograde it forces us to re-examine the ways we do things — from work habits to our tendencies in love and relationships. But that period of uncertainty is about to end.

Mars Retrograde is a confusing time, because the intense influence of Mars can make us see clearly where we can make improvements that will pack the biggest punch. But at the same time, Mars’ move in the “wrong” direction makes it all but impossible to focus that motivation and turn it into action.

No more! When Mars turns direct, we’ll suddenly see ways to overcome roadblocks to success. If you haven’t been able to get a project off the ground, or to clearly express yourself to a partner or friend, the warrior planet will suddenly show you how — and push you ahead.