May is upon us, which feels most important to a Taurus or a Gemini -- but the rest of us are here too. Get the planetary tea on the sun, moon, and star signs with this month's Snoozescopes by famed astrologist, Angie Banicki.
ARIES (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Influenced by 10 OF PENTACLES
"When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place." – C.S. Lewis
Put your phone down and slow down Aries. May for you is a month of appreciation. What do you need to remember to be grateful for? Abundance comes when we are living in such ample gratitude that we forget to want more. Can you schedule some extra family time this month? Call your mom/sister/brother extra? Can you find some time to show yourself appreciation as well? Plan more beach walks. Give yourself a day to binge a fun show? Go on retreat? Go ride roller coasters or do something just as scary and exhilarating. I don’t think I have to even tell you any of this because I am pretty sure if you try to push yourself in work or just do everything for everyone else and forget about you….well the universe will give you a big fat sign to get you back to your love, your family and your deep appreciation for yourself. As I typed this, as if right on cue my little Aries daughter came over and told me how much she loves her best friend.
Sleep potion: Listen to the birds. Let them sing you to sleep.
TAURUS (Apr 20 - May 20)
Influenced by PAGE OF SWORDS
"When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision." – Paulo Coelho
What’s the long term goal here Taurus? You will enjoy your success that much more if you include others? Think about that. Who do you want to share your successes with? What does your life look like sharing it with? And while you’re thinking about success – this month is a time to make sure your work is also your play. Do you go to work feeling like you get to party? Or like a kid going to a playground? What parts of your work take you back to the playground – when you loved getting dirty and didn’t care what anyone else was doing as long as you got to play? Time to bring life back to that. Time in the garden or over a farm to table a meal with family is your medicine this month. Let the conversation bring you answers to the questions above.
Sleep potion: Have a cocktail with your nearest dearest or a tea for two. Go to bed high from libations and chatter.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
Influenced by THE HERMIT
"You were born an original. Don’t die a copy. you were born an original. don’t die a copy." – John Mason
Who have you been becoming, Gemini? Because you have been becoming such a new version of yourself. Give yourself credit! Look how far you’ve come. Look at how you’ve loved with more in your heart than ever before. Look at your beautiful friends and family. It’s okay to just feel content and not need a thing. Just love the paradise you know you are lucky to have created. Sure of course there are things. We are human. But can you let May just be a constant reminder to keep falling in love more and more and more. There is something extra authentic coming through you now as well. When things come up, you’ll just feel them. And when you know something needs to be said, you’ll just say it. It will be beautiful.
Sleep potion: Extra hugs and kisses. For your kids. For your loves. For yourself.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
Influenced by FOUR OF PENTACLES Rx
"As the traveler who has lost his way throws his reins on his horse’s neck, and trusts to the instinct of the animal to find his road, so must we do with the divine animal who carries us through this world." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What are you reallllly hoping happens this month? What do you think if it takes a little longer? What would you do? While you waited? This is a month of patience Cancer! So guess what now that you know, you can get a lot of other things done! Go paint that side project you’ve been putting off. Spend extra time surfing the internet manifesting house upgrades, interior design, or planning a party or vacation! Anticipation really can be the fun part so just KNOW that what you want is happening and use May to prolong the excitement. This is also a month for you to try and do something different to your look! Dye your hair, change your style, get your eyebrows done. Go wild!
Sleep potion: Experiment with herbs this month! Try a new tea! Even just the flavor of cinnamon can be a game changer.
LEO (July 23 - Aug 22)
Influenced by 3 OF PENTACLES
“Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself." – Maya Angelou
First things first Leo. Your babies come first. What does that mean to you? Perhaps literally your children. Or your pets? Or maybe it’s a creative project you’ve been at work on. Let your babies reflect back to you how great you are. LOOK AT YOU! Through them! You are creating masterpieces now and SEEING IT! That all said, things are also changing quite profoundly for you now. You are seeing a completion of something so that you can enter into the new. The next phase. A new beginning. So whatever is changing, closing out, completing – well know that it’s so that you can welcome more new. You are ready to shine and attract this new. Watch your dreams now for signs in this. Listen to what they are telling you.
Sleep potion: Blue Lotus tea if you really want to go deep in your dreams!
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
Influenced by DEVIL/ACE OF WANDS
“Search for the seed of good in every adversity. Master that principle and you will own a precious shield that will guard you well through all the darkest valleys you must traverse. Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be discerned from the mountaintop. So will you learn things in adversity that you would never have discovered without trouble. There is always a seed of good. Find it and prosper." – Og Mandino
Are you ready to be a spiritual master Virgo? This month if you can examine life through the lens of spiritual warrior, you will thrive. Life will throw you some loop de loops and you’ll walk on fire, levitate over water and surprise us all with your miracles. But you must face the burdens with your superhero cape flying high. You’ve got this. And we SEE YOU. So if you feel exhausted – no time for that manicure or workout. Know we don’t care because we see the light of your master kryptonite shining brighter than simply your looks. Go read a little Suleika Jaouad for extra inspiration when you need it. Perhaps even take notes from her and journal every morning to keep your light strongest.
Sleep potion: Classical music is your sleep jam this month.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
Influenced by 8 OF SWORDS
" ‘Miracles have ceased.’ Have they indeed? When? They had not ceased this afternoon when I walked into the wood and got into bright, miraculous sunshine, in shelter from the roaring wind." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are in the space between the thunder sh*tstorm and the rainbow. The rain pours. The sky is dark and cloudy and murky. It feels yucky and not pretty and then on those magical days when the rain stops and the sun comes shining through - a rainbow appears. And the world delights. Everyone stops to run outside and try to capture photos of the miracle of colors and beauty in nature. You are coming up to that Libra. So if anything needs to get cleared before the miracles, the storm may come through to wash away – your negativity, your mental heaviness, your old ancestral pain stuck in your body, your struggles. Yup, it’s time for it to go now. So depending on how much you’ve moved already – this could feel like a lot or maybe just like the moment before the rainbow. Your work is to keep imagining what miracles you’d love to see color your life.
Sleep potion: Try wearing colors to match your mood – or what you want your mood to be. Red for $. Blue for calm. Yellow for confidence. Pink for love.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
Influenced by THE SUN
"Shine like the whole universe is yours." – Rumi
You can let go of the past. No more grudges. No more resentments. Only love. Only love, Scorpio. Are you going to hold onto the pain or can you just let go and love? There is a death happening of your old self sweet, Scorpio. It feels intense and beautiful. Like nothing in your lifetime have you felt before. More love. More passion. More FEEEEEEELINGS! ALL FEEELINGS. Have you been feeling numb? Or maybe numbing? Well the feelings are about to come welling up and in. I started crying while writing this and they feel like the most beautiful tears. I feel relief, pain and love. MORE LOVE. So much love. So much feeling. Like almost too much love for you hardass Scorpios to handle. It’s time, Scorpio. Get yourself in nature. Not the month to work. Go be with the trees. Be with the ocean. Be with yourself outside. That’s all. And be ready for adventure. Holy heck eclipse.
Sleep potion: Sleep outside? Go camping. Or just go put your feet on the ground before bed. (And keep that phone away at night! YES, YOU!).
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 19)
Influenced by 8 OF PENTACLES
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." – Henry Ward Beecher
Can you watch your life like a movie this month Sag? Get out the popcorn and your favorite candy and take a backseat for the wide view. And then in between showings, just plan to work at it. It’s like you are the janitor. Cleaning away. Doing the hard dirty work when you’re working. But then knowing your sweet indulgence of getting to watch on your off hours. What do you need to do to just push yourself to keep working at now? DO IT. And then whether imagined, or perhaps even through film – you can see the projections of what life wants you to see and observe now. By the end of the month if not before, you should feel ready to express yourself in some pretty big ways. You’ll know because you’ll feel the inner strength growing within and it will just be time for your voice! USE IT.
Sleep potion: Country love songs are your jam for sleep this month! Try it?
CAPRICORN (December 20 - January 19)
Influenced by 5 OF WANDS
"Take hold of your own life, see that the whole existence is celebrating. These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious. The rivers and the oceans are wild, and everywhere there is fun, everywhere there is joy and delight. Watch existence, listen to the existence and become part of it." – Osho
I have to quote the Affirmators! Deck for part of this scope. “DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY. If someone starts to speak unkindly to me, I’ll remember that they’ve got something going on that has nothing to do with me. Like maybe they just pooped their pants. Yes, that’s probably it.” Capricorn, those of us who know and love you know this about you – you are a sensitive soul. You can feel a wrong look and go into your head about it. This month its time to help you become aware of this and help you to NOT TAKE IT ON! So if you can just remember that there’s a lot of pantshitters out there this month, it’s going to make your life a heck of a lot easier. ITS NOT ABOUT YOU. And also wowee the universe is sending you some golden nugget signs of how your life is changing in quite substantial ways. GET READY! I know lots of yelling at you but it’s all in love and hopes you hold onto this one.
Sleep potion: Pretend like you are a sleep away camp at bedtime. You’ll know what to do.
AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
Influenced by 4 OF CUPS
"From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together, and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being." – The Baal Shem Tov
Sometimes the only way to feel safe and secure is to actually admit our insecurity. Where can you just acknowledge and admit your insecurities? And then give them some credit! Look how far you’ve gotten with those insecurities. What have they helped you realize deep down about what you really want out of life? It’s okay to admit all of that! Go listen to the Scatman. Laugh and realize you might be the Scatman too. Your other work this week is to look at the soulmates in your life right now. Your teachers. Acknowledge them in complete love. This may be a lover. A client. A friend. A foe. Those who you know are here for your growth!! Sometimes the hardest growth and usually the most rewarding as well. BOTH AND!
Sleep potion: Scooby Doo is your medicine. The cartoon? The myth? Your choice.
PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
Influenced by ACE OF CUPS
"Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge or something: that we can become oak trees." – E. F. Schumacher
Where have you been doubting yourself sweet pisces? Or maybe doubting another? Now is the moment to look deeper underneath that doubt? Where have you given up faith? How can you restore your faith in the process, in the person, in yourself? When you see blackbirds, they may be reminding you to wash your mind of the negative thoughts. Keep clearing the negative thoughts. Get quiet and let your mind get clear. Let it wash itself clear so you can get clear in calling in more teachers, more life the way you know you want to be living! More life and love is coming for you so get CLEAR in faith!
Sleep potion: Orange is your sleep medicine. Wear orange, meditate orange. Orange is tied to the sacral chakra so you can even put your hands on your tummy and breathe life into your sacral as well.