Your May 2021 Tarotscopes

Posted on April 22, 2021
Updated on May 25, 2021

Tarot cards displayed on the Astrology Answers Master Tarot Deck.

For most of May, we’ll be wrestling with the stubborn but sensual energy of our favorite bull — astrological sign Taurus’ mascot.

Fixed, grounded, and Earthy, it eases us into May with a kind of stability and comfort that many of us may be itching for. But it won’t even last for the whole month, so don’t get quite so comfortable yet!

May continues with Gemini season taking over a little over midway through on the 20th, turning that stable energy into a focus that’s much more unpredictable and communicative rather than tangible.

This looks like you may depend on your own unique traits and preferences with how you typically manage these circumstances. So sometimes, it’s always great to see how things pan out for your individual zodiac sign rather than go in blind!

As always, let’s check in with our monthly Tarotscope with one card each from the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana to see what is in store for your zodiac sign!

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Your May 2021 Tarot Horoscope


The Magician & Knight of Wands

Fun, ambitious, and sporting a go-getter attitude, these cards all embody Aries’ best qualities — good stuff to see for our spunky little ram friends!

The Magician brings forth a creative, manifestation-focused, and hobbyist kind of energy. It directs your attention towards the things you like to do for fun and the areas where your skills can really shine.

Plus, the Knight of Wands comes through with a fiery and strong-willed energy, making the speed at which you progress a lot quicker and more efficient. The only caution is not to get so focused on getting things done that you lose sight of why you’re doing things in the first place.

As long as you stay purposeful in your intent, there’s not really a way to go wrong with these, though. Have fun, Aries!


The World (Reversed) & 3 of Swords

May has caught you in a bit of a slump, Taurus.

Despite it being your season, of all times, there’s an air of disappointment and achiness to your cards. The 3 of Swords shows us a bit of that heartache, indicating that there are some wounds that need to be healed — perhaps some insecurities about the next steps.

And with The World in a reversed position, it’s clear that you need some time to reconnect to the big “why” and “how” of your life — why are you on the paths that you’re on? And how do you want to proceed?

Sometimes, this emotional shove and a time of self-reflection are really what we need. For you, it certainly looks to be the next move.


The High Priestess & Ace of Cups (Reversed)

Your intuition is sending signals to you left and right this month, Gemini.

The High Priestess foretells a time of wisdom and intuitive capability. If you’ve been feeling left in the dark, May is a time when lightbulbs should be going off, and this makes a bit more sense for you once Gemini season really kicks in towards the middle of May.

As a bit of a reminder, the Ace of Cups reversed also comes through to let you know that the love you’re looking for is within you.

And the High Priestess may just be the guiding light you need to show you where to find it!


Justice (Reversed) & 10 of Cups

May is a reminder to turn to love and the big picture when all seems to be falling apart.

With Justice in a reversed position, you may initially be feeling imbalanced and insecure at the start of May. As Justice is usually what puts things in order, it’s easy to feel disoriented when we find it upside-down.

But the 10 of Cups tells you to recenter on what’s really important and find peace, stability, and comfort in emotional states of being rather than physical ones. That is — your relationships are key right now, Cancer.

Deep breaths… and remember that it’s more than okay to ask for a shoulder to lean on.

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The Hierophant & Queen of Pentacles

In April, your tarotscope was full of a lot of high-energy ambition and creative spirits.

Now, it’s time to put that into good, long-term use. The Hierophant speaks to stability and old systems and structures of knowledge — you may have to apply tried and true ideas and methods (combined with your creative Leo spirit) to get the right result.

With the Queen of Pentacles’ abundant energy, this may be specifically focused on financial and career-related pursuits or perhaps leveling up existing relationships if there are tangible moves to be made.

Think long-term this May, and be prepared to step into a more concrete, stable energy overall!


The Moon (Reversed) & 5 of Swords

True colors are shining through this May, Virgo.

The Moon typically shines a more cloudy, illusory haze over our eyes. With the reversed card on the table for you, though, you’re not having any of it.

This month, the 5 of Swords indicates that some true allegiances are coming to light in your interpersonal connections (and they aren’t as loyal as they initially seemed), or perhaps some pursuits are really falling out of line with what they first seemed to be.

When people show you who they are this month, Virgo, let them. Your keen eye is on the mark this May.


The Empress (Reversed) & 7 of Swords (Reversed)

You may be feeling a bit less like your glowing self this month, Libra.

The Empress typically radiates confidence, abundance, and charisma. Associated with Venus, your ruling planet, she shares a lot of your core traits. And yet, with this energy reversed, it’s easy to feel out of sync with yourself here.

With the 7 of Swords reversed, you’re urged to not look for shortcuts or quick ways out of tricky situations. Despite these hiccups, it’s important that you keep true to your core values; remember — just because something works for someone else doesn’t mean it’s for you!

Keep calm, think your steps through before taking them, and know that this phase will pass too in time.


The Hermit & 4 of Wands

Time to go within, Scorpio — as you typically do!

The Hermit is a card of self-reflection and wisdom. Doing that kind of work is not foreign to you as a deeply contemplative sign, but this May, there is a specific focus you’re being pushed to consider.

With the 4 of Wands, we have the topic of foundations within relationships being the thing on your mind. You may ask big questions like, “What do I really want in a long-term connection?” and have to ponder who really aligns with that picture.

This month, let yourself contemplate those complicated feelings and questions and allow yourself to take time to settle on an answer.

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Temperance (Reversed) & Ace of Wands (Reversed)

Still in slow mode, wild archer.

Temperance was on the table for you last month as well, and still in reversed position. It asks you to move slowly and take breaks often while not rushing the process.

While the tone in April was much more emotional, you’re now asked to consider your plans of action more than anything this month. With the Ace of Wands reversed, it’s time to think about where you want to go from this point forward with a clearer idea of what you want and all that emotional release over and done with.

Ready, set, go — but one (baby) step at a time!


Strength (Reversed) & 2 of Pentacles (Reversed)

You appear to be feeling out of sorts this month, Capricorn.

Both Strength and the 2 of Pentacles are usually your areas of prowess. As cards of balance, fortitude, and holding the fort together, they easily represent some of your most well-known qualities. Capricorns are, of course, some of the most reliable of the zodiac.

In the reversed position, you may just not be feeling it this month, which is okay. This just means you’ll have to find other creative ways to operate as you’re more low energy.

And finally, don’t be afraid to pass the baton — other people can do the work for you as well!


The Lovers & 7 of Pentacles (Reversed)

You’re still riding the wave of romance from last month, Aquarius.

The Lovers has not left your side as you head into May. If you didn’t have time to soak in that fun, vibrant, and romantic energy, you still have this month to find love and excitement.

However, with the 7 of Pentacles reversed, it does have a bit of a slower flow to take a slightly different form. Perhaps it’s time for some extra self-care and pampering — be willing to be the one who spoils yourself!

Overall, this month can be a fun, exciting month full of love if you’re willing to reach out and take it.


Death (Reversed) & 8 of Pentacles (Reversed)

A lack of progress and traction isn’t necessarily a sign that you’re doing something wrong, Pisces.

This May is all about embracing a little stagnancy now and then. Death, a card of change and transformation, has a reversed energy, putting its momentum on hold for you temporarily.

And then with the 8 of Pentacles — a card of hard work and determination — also in a reversed position, you simply may just lack a bit of that motivating spark this month.

Sometimes we all feel a little low energy, and that’s ok. The key this May is not to over-exert yourself just because of this!

Making Sense of the May Madness

As we all make sense of the seemingly conflicting energies of Taurus and Gemini season taking over May, it’s easy to feel left in the dark or confused as to where to go next.

Hopefully, things like your monthly Tarotscope can shed some light on that darkness and shadow. (The Tarot truly can be your best friend!).

If you still feel a bit lost, know that it’s also okay not to immediately understand all pieces of the puzzle quite yet, as some aspects of your Tarotscope, or Tarot readings in general, can make more sense later when it’s really needed.

For now, feel free to check out our other astrology resources, pick up a free daily Tarot reading, or even browse for an Astrology Answers Tarot deck for yourself!

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An honest Aries with a grounded Virgo Moon and Rising, Lexi Hikari picked up her first astrology book at age 12, and has loved the language of the stars ever since. She began her… Learn More About The Author »

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