May 02, 2016
Tarotscope: May 2nd - 8th

Love rules the stars this week.

by Atanti Widyadhari, Columnist
Lifestyle // Horoscope
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Despite the fluctuating energy caused by the rare occurrence of five retrogrades (Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto), this week we are blessed with a chance to connect with one of the aspects in our lives that we often take for granted — love of ourselves and others. On Friday, Venus will rejoice as the Moon, the Sun, and Mercury are transiting in her respective star sign, Taurus, in one conjunction aspect.
 
The energy among planets in conjunction are often blended and intensified if the planets included are harmonious. This week we are fortunate to have four harmonious planets combined to bridge between love — the abstract yet illogical matter — and logic. To be able to balance them is a blessing we often overlook in life. The conjunction reminds us to stop chasing what’s ahead during difficult times.
 
In addition to the conjunction, this week on May 6th we will be faced with the New Moon in Taurus. We will be reminded to find stability in life and to stop chasing what’s ahead during difficult times. We may be unable to move forward and be tempted to resort to things that are familiar to us. We will seek solace in love, family and people who offer us comfort, and with ourselves.

This is a period to catch your breath and spend quality time with your loved ones, before you‘re off to another war zone. Let this period be the time to regain your strength while you plan another strategy for your next move.
 

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)



The Lovers
To be able to find someone who could cherish and understand you inside out is a privilege you shouldn’t ignore. The union between two kindred souls is a blessing, one that can help you get through wildest storm. Find them through the things you love or values you believe.
 
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Knight of Swords
Time is a commodity for you. Time can be a friend or a foe depending on which side it stands for. Time taken for a break or sleep is not time wasted, nor an enemy as you initially presumed. Grab your pillow and let time slowly passes by in your sweet dreams.
 
Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)
The Tower
Not everyone has a knight in shining armor to help them face their monsters. Problems that arise in our lives are for us to embrace, not theirs. Stand your ground; prepare to charge. Accept whatever comes to you with open arms. Remember, you’re as strong as an oak tree bracing for a windy night.
 
Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)
Queen of Cups
Midnight is the best time to contemplate about what we should or shouldn’t do. When you connect with your intuition, the moon will tell you which side to eliminate. Making choices has never been easy and it will never be. Let your heart guide you into the dark night.
 
Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)
Four of Cups
Money will not always bring us happiness no matter how hard we try to make do with it. To convert its value, use it to share with those you love. Their smile can make your fruit of labor worth more than mere numbers. Remember, happiness often comes from the simplest things.
 
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)
The Magus
With the ability to foresee the future, you could land yourself a sweet favorable position in the Universe’s cradle. You’ve worked hard to achieve this and now you deserve a chance to enjoy that ice cream. Treat yourself a spoonful of sugar before the Wheel of Fortune strikes again.
 
Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)
The Hierophant
Wisdom is only attracted to two kinds of people, those who have lived long enough and those who survived the setbacks. So be happy of the problems that you encountered, The Wise One. Only by overcoming the hurdles, you could find wisdom nestled in your soul.
 
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
Knight of Disks
Time has passed and your days as the damsel in distress are finally over. To win in life, one must overcome her own demons. Fight any problems you encounter with love and tenderness. Hate will only grow stronger when it’s fuelled by another fire.
 
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Princess of Wands
The heart is yearning for love and stability, but such goods are rare in this ever-changing universe. Without fire in your heart, love gets snuffed out quick. Be calm, my dear, and look around closely. Love exists in the eyes of those who are always there to keep you warm.
 
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Princess of Cups
Setting your bar high is usually the most ideal way to achieve your dreams. However, try not to overwork your brain this week. A short break is needed to keep your creative flow balanced. Go to your favorite destinations and find yourself refreshed again in no time.
 
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Fortune
If one plan fails, try another one! This life is not meant for quitters who are stuck in one corner. Look around, focus on the corner of your eyes where you often overlook, and listen to the breezy whispers. There’s always another way to reach your goals. 
 
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
Nine of Disks
Not everyone is ready to hear the truth about themselves. If there’s anything you wish to say or reveal, find a way to disclose it without hurting their feelings. However, I wouldn’t suggest you keep it a secret too. Any truth spoken is still better than lies. 
Çanti is a free spirited tarot reader and astrology writer based in Bali. She founded Foxglove Tarot, an online tarot reading service for the spiritually curious. She uses Thoth Tarot to decode your weekly astrology findings and Bohemian Cats Tarot for her daily heart-to-heart session. Say “hi” to her on Facebook, Twitter, and her website