Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today
The Empress is “The Earth Mother” of the Tarot. She embodies all that is nurturing, clean and wholesome. Her powers resonate from her drive to create and care for life on a grand scale. She is in tune with Nature’s rhythm and realizes that life’s most pleasurable moments often stem from the simplest things. She is not afraid to enjoy herself–to let loose—to the point of being lavish. Abundance and luxury are important to her. The Empress is completely comfortable with her femininity and her sexuality. She is sensual, earthy, generous, and likes the good life. Still, her driving force is a need to create and nurture, and fulfilling this need overrides everything else.
Your Influences for the Up-Coming Weekend
Seven of Swords Reversed
Good things may come from unforseen sources. Freedom from burdens and the easing of tension are possible.
The Ram is energetic, courageous, optimistic and obstinate. The Ram is not a quitter! He will get his way!
Earth is the card of everyday life. Earth makes riches of all kinds available to those who are in tune with her.
Past Lives Tarot
Choosing the Egyptian ruler card represents the presence of one of the pharaohs in your life. The Egyptian pharaohs dedicated their lives to reincarnating from the dead into a living and worthy vessel. Their presence ties you directly to the mystical, because the Egyptians believed that reality was just a reflection of a metaphysical journey through the paradise of the departed. The pharaoh is the living bridge between the two worlds and when one is with you, you are blessed to bring heaven to Earth.
Daily Love Tarot
A Pope selected you to suggest that someone in your life is stubborn or refuses to compromise. It may or may not be you, but the bottom line is that a person is inflexible and sure their perceptions are right even when they see that they aren’t. The door is open to the error of ways when it comes to someone who thinks they know everything but understands little.
How to Do a Serenity Tarot Reading
A Tarot spread to help you heal and find inner peace
The famous singer Marvin Gaye once said, “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you’ll never find it anywhere else.” How true this is! Unfortunately, sometimes it seems as if life gets in the way, and achieving tranquility is harder than it should be. Are you struggling with overcoming grief, feeling bombarded by the negativity in the news, or managing some kind of internal conflict? This 6-card do-it-yourself Serenity Tarot spread shows you exactly what you need to do to clear out the emotional clutter, and put yourself back onto a more positive path. Keep reading to see how YOU can use this spread to heal.
Serenity Tarot Spread Positions
Position 1: Your Foundation Card
Heart of the issue
The first card of this reading takes a look at what’s really at the center of your suffering. While it’s usually pretty easy to identify how we’re feeling, sometimes we don’t know why we’re feeling the way we do. When pulling this card, make sure to sit and focus on the emotions you’re experiencing at that moment. Allow yourself to fully embrace what it is that’s going on in your head and heart. Think of this card as putting the spotlight on the darkness you’re experiencing right now.
Position 2: Your Barrier Card
What is blocking you from healing?
The path to healing is not a straight line. The Barrier Card will help you see what it is that has been preventing you from finding the inner peace you need. Sometimes these stumbling blocks come from outside influences, and sometimes the struggle is coming from within. The message you receive from this card will allow you to confront — and deal with — what has been stopping you from finding inner peace.
Position 3: Your Healing Card
Advice on how to move forward
When we’re swimming in an ocean of emotion, it’s not always easy to see what it is we need to do to feel good again. The third card in this spread takes a look at your situation and gives you the practical insight and advice needed to help soothe any anxiety or uncertainty you’re feeling. Think of the Healing Card as your own personal counselor, helping guide you towards a better future.
Position 4: Your External Card
What you can do to help others
In dark times it is not only we who are hurting — others around us may be as well. We all have an internal light that acts as a beacon of hope no matter how dark these times may seem, and your External Card helps you see what this special gift is. Is your higher power that you act as a pillar of strength? Or, is it your unwavering compassion for those suffering around you?
Position 5: Your Internal Card
What you can do to help yourself
The Tarot is known for its ability to empower us, and there is nothing more empowering than learning that everything you need to be happy is already inside of you. Think of your fifth card as your “self” card, one that shines a spotlight on your greatest source of inner strength. The insight revealed in this position will show you that not only is healing is possible, but that you already have what it takes to get there.
Position 6: Your Revelation Card
Lessons you can learn from this situation
While it may not seem like it at the time, there is always a silver lining in times of adversity. Not only can our suffering teach us important lessons about life, but it can also teach us important lessons about ourselves. Think of your Revelation Card as a glimpse into your future — a future where you’re stronger and wiser for having gone through this situation.
No matter what it is you’re dealing with right now, this simple 6-card Tarot reading can help guide you towards a happier, brighter tomorrow. Are you ready to get started? Take a deep breath, shuffle the cards, and let the power of the Tarot guide you now.
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Tarot Card of the Day
Knight of Coins
This card is usually called The Knight, but in some modern decks appears as the Prince. Traditionally, this card in this suit pictures an overseer of fertility and growth. His period of ascendancy is during the quiet years between conflicts, when everybody can collaborate in raising the collective standard of living. His horse is usually huge and thickset, more suitable to pulling a plow than riding swiftly into battle. His temperament is easygoing and relaxed, he’s moving at the rate of the flow, because he knows that you can’t hurry time.
Seeing the bigger picture, like a farmer planning for the future, he doesn’t allow momentary fads or fancies to distract him, and he doesn’t take seriously those who do. One can feel his stability and dedication — he is totally responsible and even somewhat predictable when it comes to his projects. He is earthy and gentle, as simple and deep as the soil he tills and the flowers he loves.
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Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..
Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, May 6th
There is some tendency today to get all wound up very easily, dear Aries, particularly if you’ve been taking on too many different things and now you’re faced with a bit of chaos. You may feel a little rebellious when it comes to making nice with others or doing your errands and tending to everyday affairs. Watch that in your haste you don’t make rash moves or statements. Don’t fall for the idea that speaking your truths is good for everyone involved when words expressed in haste or out of a place of frustration can be damaging. However, if you feel pressure to get something done, you can try to redirect nervous energy into something truly worthwhile. You seem to have your finger in many pies these days and the variety is fun and challenging, but you need to leave some wiggle room, or you may be driven up the wall!
You may experience some impatience with methods or processes that seem to be getting in the way of your efforts today, dear Taurus. As much as you want to build upon current projects or save your money right now, you could be fighting impulses to splurge or follow a whim today. Of course, you don’t have to satisfy all of your desires, particularly the ones that come on strong and seemingly out of nowhere, as these are likely to mask the exact or actual cause of restlessness. If you’ve left things dangling in your conscience, watch that you don’t self-sabotage and aim to act more mindfully. Tackle the problems at their root. The Moon’s move into your work and health sector this afternoon turns your attention to improving your daily affairs, health, and habits.
Your social life, friendships, or networks may surprise you or throw you a curve ball today, dear Gemini, clashing with your personal goals or personality. Impatience is likely now, and changes of plans can annoy you, but they might also lead to interesting detours. The only thing to concern yourself is that you should avoid impulsive and hasty moves now. You might confuse impulses with instincts today as Mars and Uranus form a minor but challenging aspect. The problem with this aspect is that if we aren’t in touch with our desires, we may end up making sudden moves that work against our best interests.
You could find it particularly difficult taking orders from people today, dear Cancer. You’d rather go your own way now, but be confident in your choices as you may be limiting your opportunities down the road with hasty, ill-timed moves today. Guard your reputation a little more carefully than usual. If you’ve been dealing with a long-standing frustrating problem, you may be tempted to put it behind you today. Again, keep your long-term best interests in mind instead of succumbing to the heat of the moment. The Moon moves into your home and family sector this afternoon, stimulating a need for more comfort and familiarity. This position can help smooth over rough edges.
You can feel a little rebellious or impatient with friends today if you feel they’re not moving at a quick enough pace and they’re slowing you down, dear Leo, or there can be frustration with others’ opinions and ideas now. Mars in your social sector clashes with Uranus in your idea and belief house, and disagreements can come on very quickly now, and they can be quite disruptive. Restlessness can also come on suddenly if you feel tied down or limited by your commitments to others or new plans. Teamwork can be tricky and a little volatile today. You may want to avoid acting out or acting on sudden whims if they appear to come out of nowhere, as these are unlikely to be true hunches or intuition. Answer to a need for a little more variety now, but hold off on big decisions until a less impulsive time.
There can be some minor upsets or tension surrounding parents, bosses, or long-term plans today, dear Virgo, particularly if you’re feeling a lack of support or reliability with others, which can stir the pot. You are directing a lot of your energy into reaching your goals, your work, or your reputation these days with Mars at the top of your solar chart, and this can be an incredible boost. However, when you’re annoyed by other things in your life, you might end up channeling frustrations into your work, and this can backfire on you. Aim to be self-aware today to prevent random shows of independence or rebelliousness interfering with what’s precious to you. The Moon moves out of your sign this afternoon, helping to settle your emotions so that you can focus on your practical affairs, which now need special attention.
Watch that differences of opinion or differing interests don’t lead to unnecessary conflicts with others today, dear Libra. There is a lot of nervous energy stirred up today, and while you may not be generating it, you can most certainly be on the receiving end of it! Tensions that have been brewing under the surface of things can have a way of disrupting your day. Others may seem to bring some instability to your life with changes of mind or plans. The Moon moves from your privacy sector to your sign this afternoon, and feelings that you’ve swept aside can no longer be ignored!
You can feel particularly excited about pouring your energy into certain projects or even a relationship these days, dear Scorpio. However, your sometimes chaotic schedule can get in the way of both focus and necessary time to indulge your interests. Aim to bring more order to your life. You may feel that order will compromise your creativity at times, and while this is valid to some degree, there is a point when disorganization leads to waste. Look for this fine line! Watch also for the busy form of procrastination – when you do everything else except the thing you need to do. If restlessness is a problem now, it may be useful to find the source of your boredom as it may be driving behavior that causes you problems in many areas of life.
Aggravations in a relationship today may have their root in the sense of not being able to rely on someone, dear Sagittarius. Or they can arise from a need for more spontaneity, romance, or excitement, depending on the nature of your connection. If you’re feeling restlessness, it’s not a good idea to blame someone else or to drop sudden truth bombs, which is a real inclination with assertive Mars and abrupt Uranus in challenging aspect with one another today. Instead, look for creative ways to spiff things up. Do your part and hope that others meet you halfway. The Moon moves into your social sector this afternoon, releasing some of the pressures to perform.
You may want to rush through your work, routines, or health programs these days with Mars in your solar sixth house, dear Capricorn. This transit can work in your favor much of the time, but with Mars’ clashing aspect to Uranus today, you should watch for impatience that leads to trip-ups. There can be aggravation with processes now, as everything seems to conspire to keep you from reaching the speed you like. You might also feel a little frustrated by uncertainty or impending changes related to home and family, which can interfere with your good mood. Aim to find the source of irritation and avoid redirecting it in disruptive ways today. With the Moon’s move to the top of your solar chart this afternoon, business or reputation matters assume more importance to you.
It will be important to watch for impatient words and moves today, dear Aquarius, as Mars in your creative sector clashes with Uranus in your communications house. Pushing a project or romance when it’s not ready to move forward can lead to conflicts and unnecessary stress. The Moon’s move into your spirit sector this afternoon stimulates a desire for more life experience or interesting things to learn and discuss, and this can help lift you above small frustrations. However, by extension, it might also encourage impatience with everyday, mundane affairs, so aim to keep on top of your reactions and responses. Direct nervous or excess energy into positive and productive projects.
Mars in your family and home sector these days can animate and enliven your domestic life or private life, dear Pisces, and can supply the motivation or energy to make needed changes or to take charge of these affairs. At times with this transit, you may need to get all worked up on the inside before you find the steam to make changes on the outside. Days like today, however, when Mars is aggravated by aspect can stimulate impatience and rash decisions or actions, and perhaps some unnecessary conflicts. Especially if you are feeling uncertain about money matters or if income feels unreliable, you may redirect some of the tension where it doesn’t belong, such as with loved ones. Watch for this. Use tensions stirred up now to work on a useful project, but watch for taking shortcuts which can be costly today!
*Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign and know your birth time, you can look it up here.
If You Were Born Today, May 5:
Determined and often stubborn, you have ambition and can work hard for what you want. You are multi-talented and somewhat restless. While you value stability, you crave stimulation and create new challenges for yourself to reach, which keeps your life in a state of flux. You are a good conversationalist, quite amorous, and especially attractive and magnetic. Famous people born today: Karl Marx, Tammy Wynette, Tyrone Power, Chris Brown, James Beard.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
With the Sun and Moon in harmony in your Solar Return chart, the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!
The year is infused with enterprising spirit. Your faith in your ability to produce and to win takes you places you perhaps never imagined. You can see the “big picture”, which helps you to plan effectively. Negotiations, deals, legal matters, reasonable speculation, travel, and competitive activities, including sports and business, are favored.
Helping you with the practical side of life is a Mercury-Saturn connection. Your thinking is often pragmatic and realistic, and your judgment is especially sound. You also derive much satisfaction from practical achievement. It would behoove you to identify and focus on finding pleasure in the simple things that make you happy.
Advances in intellectual and mental pursuits are likely, as you make steady progress that has long-lasting results. It’s a good year in which to get organized, to do detail work, and to prepare for the future. Work done during this period in your life will have tangible results in the future. Relationships with younger people in your life are solidified.
This can be a good time for updating your electronics and technology in ways that open up new avenues for communication or ease. Wonderfully creative ideas can fill your head this year.
There can be a stronger focus on loyalty in your relationships, and working relationships can improve or work with a partner can be in focus. There can be a willingness to make sacrifices if it seems the best way to make improvements in relationships and with money matters. You can find it particularly natural and easy to nurture and support people.
Cooperation more than competition leads to benefits this year. This is a year of both practical application and a resourceful, confident approach. It can be a time of career advances and is a strong period for focusing on priorities. You can make serious progress on work that’s important to you. Relationships benefit from stronger focus and commitment, and you can be particularly good with money this year.
2017 is a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is less active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract both things and people. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect.
2018 will be a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time when it is easy to enjoy life and other people. Focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure. It is likely to be a rather lighthearted year when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a good year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out, but avoid scattering your energies.
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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, May 5th
Observe and learn rather than jump into action in the first half of today, dear Aries. With the Sun in an awkward angle to Jupiter, two very different drives compete for your attention, possibly leaving you exhausted. You need to remind yourself that good principles, common sense, and fairness should be at the heart of your plans, as these are qualities that make you feel the best about yourself. Impulsiveness with your money is possible now, and this may not sit well in a relationship. Whether to attend to business matters or relationships can be a question for some of you. Adjustments may need to be made if you sense that there’s something a little off. Before rushing forward, attend to your priorities, which are sure to become clearer later today, when decisions can be made quite painlessly, and you have a solid handle on your situation.
The first half of the day is another time for tackling things one step at a time instead of pushing things, dear Taurus. You may act as a middleman or go-between right now. Jupiter’s transit this year brings more enjoyment of work and service and also a bigger workload, but with the Sun in your sign these days, you’re seeking some independence and room for spontaneity. If you have too much to do these days, you’ll feel it especially now. Figure out what are your exact priorities so that you can focus on them until you have more wiggle room or you feel stronger and more resolved to divide your time in better ways. Once past the indecision of the first half of the day, you are in great shape for expressing yourself and creative or romantic pursuits.
Taking a step back from a problem this morning is perhaps the better strategy right now, dear Gemini. Solutions to problems are more likely to arrive if you aren’t obsessing over them. Jupiter in your creative sector this year has stimulated your love of creating, sharing, and enjoying life, but the Sun in your retiring, private solar twelfth house these days draws you inside yourself or in the role of observer more than participant. With two conflicting drives in play, you can feel unsure about your next step, and you might feel a drop in motivation and energy levels. However, these drives are not mutually exclusive, and you may very well learn a bit about your priorities through dilemmas of the day. As the day advances, excellent energy for bonding with loved ones is with you.
Try not to think too far ahead this morning, dear Cancer, and aim for one step at a time if you’re feeling overwhelmed by choices. Jupiter’s transit this year makes it very easy for you to enjoy life at home or sticking with familiar places, people, and situations, and this influence sticks with you until October. However, the Sun is in your social sector this month and encourages you to experiment, reach out beyond your usual boundaries, and connect with friends or groups. Today, you may feel torn between two equally powerful drives, and this leaves you sitting on the fence. However, this dilemma can gently force a good think session about your priorities. As the day advances, you’re in a more certain, natural frame of mind and timing improves as a result. People come through for you.
The first half of the day can present a dilemma, or you could feel in limbo, unable to make a clear decision, dear Leo, with the Sun (your ruler) in awkward aspect to Jupiter. Career matters or responsibilities and attention to daily affairs and connections can conflict, or you may want to do it all when you just don’t have the time to do so. Your ambitions are great these days with the Sun at the top of your chart encouraging you to define and reach towards your goals, but Jupiter’s presence in your communications sector this year can augment your enjoyment of connecting with others and personal interests and lighthearted activities. While you can fall a little flat as you feel torn between two different drives, you might also get a better sense of your priorities through your deliberations and ruminations. As the day advances, you’re in particularly good shape with money and work.
There are competing messages with you this morning, dear Virgo. Jupiter has been transiting your solar second house, stimulating enjoyment of building up your resources and the comforts of the moment. The Sun in your spirit sector encourages more spontaneity and exploration, however, and today, a dilemma may arise related to these two conflicting drives. While you can feel a little drained and find it difficult to know where to begin, the thinking you do now may get you closer to understanding your real priorities. Simplifying seems best now, at least until you feel that conviction and energy have returned. It can be difficult to find a balance between responsibility and pleasure, as it may involve cutting out some activities or toning things down, but as the day advances, you get into a much more productive frame of mind. The Moon in your sign forms a grand trine with the Sun and Pluto. You quickly gain the support and cooperation of others.
Jupiter in your sign this year frequently gets you going, encouraging you to explore new opportunities and possibilities, dear Libra. However, this month, the Sun encourages more of the role of an observer than a participant, as well as strategy and focus. With the Sun and Jupiter in a clashing angle today, you can feel a little off and uncertain of your next step. Disconnects with others may be that you are seeking out both independence and intimacy, and signals are a little mixed. Energy and motivation levels are subject to dips now until you sort out how to combine these drives or satisfy them in different ways. Certainty gradually comes as the day advances, but it’s still a time for laying low. Today’s energy favors enhancing or improving existing resources rather than beginning new endeavors.
Jupiter in your retiring, private solar twelfth house this year (until October) encourages you to frequently spend time with yourself and personal reflection, dear Scorpio. However, the Sun’s transit of your partnership sector this month stimulates the need for companionship or someone else’s perspective and input. There could be a sense that people are demanding too much from you or you can feel strongly divided between needing privacy and sharing with others. Look for a way to compromise for best results, as both needs are valid. These drives seem mutually exclusive now, but there are ways of balancing and managing your life without undermining your happiness. Later today is good for taking a break to refresh and rejuvenate yourself through good conversations and making connections.
Jupiter in your social sector this year (until October) suggests vast enjoyment of inventing new ideas and plans and of your friendships and networking activities, dear Sagittarius. However, the Sun is in your work and health sector this month, encouraging more focus on routines, work, responsibilities, and practical concerns. This can present a dilemma today as the Sun and Jupiter form a clashing, awkward angle. You could feel torn between attention to your chores and your social life or larger goals. If you find ways to combine these things or cut back on time spent on both so that you don’t overdo either one, you’re in a perfect place. In fact, you might learn about your priorities today. As the day advances, decision-making smooths out as things feel more natural and not so forced. Practical matters tend to win your attention.
Jupiter’s transit of the top of your solar chart this year (until October) promotes the enjoyment of pursuing your goals and ambitions, dear Capricorn, as well as a particular love of order and discipline. However, this month, the Sun is encouraging you to get creative and enjoy leisure time — or romance for some of you. If you heartily pursue either of these things, you’ll feel that you’re missing out on opportunities, so the key is to either combine them or divide your time between them in a balanced way. You won’t get the chance to enjoy either if you feel overwhelmed, so look for ways to simplify. As the day moves forward, you come into your own. The Moon in your spirit sector connects wonderfully with Pluto in your sign and the Sun in your creative sector, setting up gorgeous opportunities for expressing yourself.
Jupiter’s transit of your adventure sector this year (until October) encourages you to seek out activities and interests that keep you feeling that you’re living spiritedly, growing, and improving, dear Aquarius. Your approach to life is more spontaneous and open, and you value your freedom to branch out and explore new things. However, the Sun this month turns your attention to home life and the enjoyment of familiar settings and situations. The dilemma between seeking comfort and wanting to move out of your comfort zone can be pronounced or a resolution is forced now with the Sun and Jupiter in aspect. Finding a balance between comfort and escape or adventure can be tricky but not impossible now. Avoiding taking on new projects or commitments can be important now so that you don’t add even more to your plate. As the day advances, you feel more satisfied, but you also benefit from some time to yourself for getting yourself centered.
Jupiter in your intimacy sector this year (until October) encourages you to seek out more meaning and depth from your projects, relationships, and life itself, dear Pisces. However, this month’s Sun transit turns your attention to the lighter side of life and encourages your need for variety. These drives clash in many ways, but while it may seem difficult to satisfy both, you can manage to find a better balance if you set your mind to the task. If you have been scattering your energies or keeping to yourself too much, you’ll feel that you’re missing out, so tone things down and divide your time more efficiently. Any dilemma encountered in the first half of the day can, in fact, help you get closer to understanding what you actually want or need. Fortunately, as the day moves forward, your tendency to overthink things drops away and your sense of timing and feelings of satisfaction improve as a result.