It’s that time again! Here are your May horoscopes from L.A.’s ever-so-talented tarot reader Angie Banicki. And this month we’re ushering in those summer vibes with illustrations from Andrea Lauren.

ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Influenced by the FOUR OF WANDS

Music: Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright – John Martyn, It’ll Be Alright – Handsome and Gretyl, Skinny – KALEO

Keep watching the signs, Aries. Keep noticing the 11:11, the 444, the bird coming to visit you. Spirit is wanting to connect and show you that you’re exactly where you should be. So notice when you are shown just that. Notice what is happening when you get the wink. Friendship and community is your focus for May. Who are your people? What groups bring you joy? Connect there. Join them. Doors are opening now and people are waving you in – WALK THROUGH! When the hawk, the owl (i.e. your bird) comes, know that is your sign of healing and a release of some sort of suffering for you. 8 is your number this month, so keep a sharp eye out for clues on May 8th. Your spiritual, emotional and material work this month is to connect to your community and friendships. Who needs you now? Who do you need? If you are struggling with a decision or inspiration for work, talk to a friend. And finally, go dance it out. Move your body. Dance around the house naked! Or throw on some disco pants and go to a friend’s and play – do not forget the play!

Final Thought: “There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.” – Anon

TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20)

Influenced by the QUEEN OF SWORDS

Music: Peaches – The Presidents Of The United States Of America, How Lucky – Kurt Vile, John Prine, Apolune – Jesper Ryom

It’s important for you to remember, Taurus, that sometimes our compassion can outweigh our wisdom. Our empathy can sometimes let in troublesome behaviors that fester. It is important for you to connect to wisdom this month. Share that wisdom and seek out those who share your wisdom. We need that wisdom and empowerment to keep shining a light above the negativity below. In your heart you will know what YOU need in order to keep elevating the consciousness for us all. That may not always be what everyone else wants of you. Trust that your heart will show you when you can flow in compassion and when you must soar above in wisdom. This month is a rite of passage for you. This birthday is one preparing you for what is coming. As you connect into that wisdom, your imagination is ready to run wild with you! Let yourself dream beyond what you’ve known or seen. Look back on the past and let it show you what you’ve learned and then let your imagination help lead you into a future that you’ve never quite been able to see. You are in the corridor of that rite of passage, and you are walking towards your new life. Get creative. Feel what sparks you and follow it! Imagine!

Final Thought: “You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

GEMINI (May 21- June 20)

Influenced by THE LOVERS

Music: Deadline – Grouplove, Natural – Imagine Dragons, Tocame – Sak Noel, Salvi, Franklin Dam, Your Wildest Dreams – The Moody Blues

Gemini, you are being guided through this time of transition and uncertainty. Embrace the transition and give yourself enough time to rest this month. Stress can change your circumstances drastically now. It’s so important that you take care of yourself so you don’t fall into anxiety or depression. You have wolf medicine in May. This gives you courage to find a way through. Wolf is playful when they are social and connected to others. They thrive in love and this means reaching out to those who fill you with love and perhaps even give unconditional love without needing anything in return. Be soft. Don’t harden. This can be so challenging during uncertainty because we want to protect ourselves, but you must continue to soften. Relax into the transition. Your Wildest Dreams by The Moody Blues is your soundtrack this month.

Final Thought: “You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.” – Paul Walker

CANCER (June 21 – July 22)

Influenced by the JUDGMENT

Music: Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat – Scatman Crothers, Phil Harris, Thurl Ravenscroft, Liz English, Beauty Beats – Beats Antique, idk – OUTRO – working_man, Premier Gaou – Original Radio Edit – Magic System, Bob Sinclair

Oh god/goddess – limitation is power! Where can you lean into your limitations? Challenges, when approached positively, can become the greatest creative gifts! Where do you need to look at a challenge and get creative with a solution or even a shift from the challenge? Be flexible, adapt, bend and watch how your imagination reveals the magic from a seemingly difficult happenstance. I sense enormous changes this month, Cancer. An unexpected and miraculous arising is at hand. Take this message as a reminder to choose spiritual empowerment – create something positive and gracious and loving. Feel into your heart and choose not the glitz and glamour but instead the warm cozy bliss. That cozy bliss will lead and open you to the magic and miracle of change.

Final Thought: “If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” – Mo Willems

LEO (July 23 – Aug 22)

Influenced by THE MOON

Music: Put a Little Love On Me – Delegation, I Think I’m Cool – Rudy Mancuso, Rockin and Wavin – daydream Masi, Your Name – Many Voices Speak, Intimate Friends – Eddie Kendricks

Leo, you will be using your intuition spidey senses this month to help with any confusing situation. So if you are feeling, “YES” then “NO” then “YES!” – give up trying to get an answer right now and remain open with relaxed expectations. The perfect answer will most likely drop in spontaneously at a perfectly divine time. No force now. No pushing to get ahead. If you want answers, you’re going to feel frustrated by life. If you can accept a time to just live in the moment, one day at a time, you’ll welcome the adventure. There is an important integration going on within you now, sweet Leo. Your mantra this month, Leo, is actually no mantra. It’s silence. Let yourself listen to silence and feel calming energy flow through your body. And perhaps you’ll even hear your own mantra in the form of a song. Listen. One last thing, your reminder to go into silence is when you hear or sense your inner judge. This is who we need to calm now. Become intimate friends with that judge so you can show them the way.

Final Thought: “Be happy for this moment. This moment in your life.” – Omar Khayyam

VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Influenced by the SIX OF WANDS

Music: FREEDOM – Jon Batiste, Black Myself – Amythyst Kiah, HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar, Leila (Poolside Remix) – Miami Horror, Poolside

Virgo, there is an important story being created by you, for you! You have been working hard on bringing something into being. And this creation has the potential to help you step into your influence in a much bigger way. This is power, this type of visibility. However, a balance is seeking you somewhere between freedom and self-centeredness. I see moments designed to help you see how you can choose self and power or love and help. The world NEEDS you to choose love. We need more leaders who are spiritually connected and making choices from the heart. So as you are in the process of putting on your new shoes, I remind you to trust the path. There is no need to be the productive animal. ALL HEART. Check in with spirit, god, the universe when you feel overwhelmed.

Final Thought: “If you want your story to be magnificent, begin by realizing you are the author, and every day is a new page.” – Mark Houlahan

LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

Influenced by THE SUN

Music: Why Should I Worry – from ‘Oliver & Company’ OST – Dan Hartman, Charlie Midnight, Billy Joel, After the Disco – Broken Bells, The Tearjerker Returns – Chilly Gonzales, Jarvis Cocker

You are remembering at a soul level this month, Libra. Your soul is guiding you through an important transition in your time on earth. There is a remembering of what you are here to do and how you are meant to rediscover that purpose now. You just have to stay connected to your truths and be willing to give in to full surrender. You will feel these “giving in” moments manifest at work and during challenging situations but also in random places too, like just smiling at a child in the grocery store. You will feel your soul connection in the moments you least expect. Be in the light. If you have selenite, put it near your bed and find a piece to carry with you! And if you don’t connect to crystals, then find ways to connect to the light. And remember when you give, give purely – you will feel that light shine even brighter on you.

Final Thought: “Your talent is God’s gift to you; what you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia

SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Influenced by the DEATH

Music: Purple Hat (Dillon Francis Remix) – Sofi Tukker, New Song – Maggie Rogers, Del Water Gap, Platinum – Big Freedia

It is time to unwind everything that’s gotten so wound up, Scorpio. There is so much wanting to release now. And you can either hold on with bitter frustration or you can just let go. So I say, break the pattern and let go. Let yourself feel peace! Look at that negative pattern and look at it some more. Give it all your awareness and ask it why? Why make things harder? Let’s try and enjoy this ride, can we? Let’s slow down and smell the roses. Let’s believe in the happiness and healing the heart can create! Your homework this month is to carve some time for the sacred arts. Spend some time with color and art or go to a bead shop and make necklaces and bracelets. Or just go get a massage. Give yourself a good time! UNWIND! And finally, if you are struggling with some confusion in your life, surrender to the flow that is guiding you away from what feels like your comfort zone – this is the spiritual growth!

Final Thought: “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” – Albert Camus

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 19)

Influenced by the SIX OF CUPS

Music: Keep Moving – Jungle, Six Feet Under (Gazzo Remix) – Billie Eilish, Gazzo, Massachussetts – Bee Gees

Get ready for a breakthrough out of the pain this month, Sag! Anyone or anything you’ve been questioning (and rightfully so) will be worked out now. Just be open to how things need to play out. This month is helping shift any clinging stubborn negativity that needs to release. It will feel like an electrical current – a magical buzz. Your work is to stay on the way of faith. There is also a mothering energy around you that feels supportive on this path now. This is powerful baby making energy as well – so you know be careful if you aren’t trying for one. And make sure you plan some fun date nights this month. Love and passion are swirling around you!

Final Thought: “Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you want in your life, and your behavior decides who stays in your life.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

CAPRICORN (Dec 20 – Jan 19)

Influenced by TEN OF SWORDS

Music: Shit Happens – Amy Merrill, Formerly Alien, idk – OUTRO – working_man, Give A Little Bit – Supertramp

Time to come out of the cocoon, Cappy. I mean, this one’s your choice. But if I were you, really the only way to experience the new is to get out of the routine of old energies and pathways! Try simply changing your intention to focus on where you would truly like to go in your life. Change can breed more change! Start making some small changes! Start by planting some seeds so the universe can see you are ready! Take a look at the changes you can make within the important relationships in your life as well. Who do you need to forgive or offer some loving compassion to? Or perhaps you are holding onto old anger or resentment that needs to be let go of for good? Can you stop being so hard on yourself? This is the time to decide to let all that go!

Final Thought: “When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.” – Paulo Coelho

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Influenced by the FIVE OF PENTACLES

Music: We Can Work It Out – Stevie Wonder, Two High (Sofi Tukker Remix) – Moon Taxi, Sofi Tukker, Movement – Hozier

A new era is here for you, Aquarius. You are in the recalibration process, so let go and join the ride. Time to let go of those old opinions and belief systems – they won’t hold up in this higher vibration. And wowzers, your dreams are incredibly powerful now. Pay attention to premonitions. Trust in your visions and this renewal. More time in nature will support all the growth happening within your system now. Let the ground hold you and the sun light you up. You may even feel as if you are being pulled higher – stretched as if to fit into the new you. Again, trust in the process and your renewal. This may be the most crucial month of the year for you, Aquarius! Let it move you. Breathwork will be another way to connect to yourself and support you through this process. Find a new breathing process on YouTube that you can do in the morning!

Final Thought: “How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.” – Gerald Jampolsky

PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Influenced by THE SUN

Music: Holy (feat. Chance The Rapper) – Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Sade – Spotify Singles – D Smoke, More Bounce to the Ounce – Zapp

Sweet Pisces, you are the LIGHT for us all this month. You win the taroscopes this month. I know I’m not supposed to say that, but I’d give you the first place trophy if there was one. Now, when there is that much light, you are unequivocally aware of the darkness as well. This is your reminder that there is nothing to fear. This much light will always overshine the dark. Use your light to spend some time manifesting in May! Also take time to clear yourself and your space. Look at your cleaning supplies, your toothpaste. Is there anything toxic there you could switch out? Could you add in a peace lily or plant to the house to keep your air clear? Keep some palo santo around to burn when you want to clear! Finally, please share your heart wisdom with us all. Trust what you feel connected to now to share with the world.

Final Thought: “Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great purpose in heart.” – Gordon B. Hinckley