What Might May Hold For You?

We’re now in the Month of May, so what might it hold for you?

I gained this spread idea from a post in Tarotholics Anonymous, thanks to Lisa  at Angelorum 

The idea Lisa posted is here; You can either divide the deck into 3. One pile for the 22 Majors, one pile for the courts & one for the minors. So you’ll have 22 cards in the first pile, 16 in the other & the rest in the last; OR keep going until you come across the first one of each. Shuffle well, folks & let’s look at the cards for May from the Herbal Tarot

Card 1 is the Main Development for this month from the Majors; The Star

Card 2 is the best mental attitude to embrace & is from The Courts; Page of Pentacles

Card 3 is the Action to Take * is from the rest of the Minors. 8 of Swords

The Cards & Spread

The Major is The Star Card, with the herb Skullcap is the main development for this month. My dreams need developing this month, they need my focus & they need a clear head. The herb Skullcap is used to combat flu, aches & shivers. Skullcap is about preparing the mind for meditation but counteracts sleepiness.

The Court Card is the Page of Pentacles with Blue Hag as it’s herb. Pages are all about learning, so this month, I should find a way to learn that is good for me, practice learning & be practical in achieving my goals. Listen to the messages within, smell Iris & be careful if you’re taking Blue Hag as it can cause digestion issues, as well as helping you think straight.

The Minor card is the 8 of Swords. The action advice is not to over think it, keep things simple & be in the moment as they present themselves. The other two cards herbs are about calmness & black cohosh is similar in that regard (don’t take it if you’re pregnant though!) This card has a great affirmation from the Herbal Tarot book by the way: “By releasing myself of the thoughts that bind me, I am open to new concepts coming my way”.

May

Conclusion: 

I need to find my inner calm this month, look after myself (as skull cap suggests) & be prepared to learn of things in a new way. Gone are the days of sitting in a classroom or reading. The affirmation of the 8 of Swords is the best one, so I’ll take that forward. Release the thoughts that bind me.

I’ve used my new Herbal Tarot for May’s review & thanks again to Lisa Eddy for her post that inspired it. I can feel more will be coming in the next few months!

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