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Overview: Tiger (King of Wands)
Given the tenuous state of present-day conditions, with a worldwide pandemic’s effects looming over us while giving rise to a new understanding of day-to-day “normalcy,” it’s no surprise the Tiger shows up as the main Animal Spirit for May. When this creature steps into our awareness, it’s putting us on alert. Tiger urges us to remain ever vigilant, with the days ahead requiring us to call on sheer willpower and perhaps even brute strength to make it through upcoming trials and tribulations. Having keen observation and trusting gut instincts is more important than ever, especially with ensuring our general well-being and overall health.
Tiger emerges as a Spirit Guide at the precise time we need the creature’s guidance the most. As our Animal Ally, Tiger points to the extreme importance of remaining still and silent, giving us a chance to sense out any existing threats in the environment. Here, Tiger’s message aligns with the concept of sheltering in place and practicing social distancing until the chaotic conditions in the external world fade, ensuring our continued safety when we venture out into the world once more. Just like the Tiger that remains patient until the proper time to pounce, we too need to ensure adequate timing to avoid potential pitfalls when we “jump right back in” to our routine activities.
That said, once Tiger decides to pounce there is no mistaking his/her ferocity. That might come with some growls and other vocalizations that can shake other animals to their very core – maybe even into past lives! So, when you do decide it’s the right time to pounce make a decision whether you’re going to open up your Throat Chakra and let ‘er rip or if it will be the “silent but “deadly” “take down”. (Please know these are all metaphorical and metaphysical analogies.)
Tiger has stripes, so its appearance as our Animal Guide for the month might also point to the state of the world and the extreme polarization of how we respond to the effects of the current pandemic. Some of us may come face-to-face with our darker natures now, especially if we find being sheltered in place frustrating. The saying “Don’t wake a sleeping Tiger” applies here, meaning we’ll have to dig deep within, find our inner strength, remain poised, and find the will to contain ourselves.
Once the storm clouds lift, then it’s far safer to return to work or the pursuit of our dreams and goals, and nothing will hold us back from doing so when that moment comes. The adage, “When on a tiger’s back, it’s hard to dismount,” is apt for this period, meaning once we take a risk, we have to face the consequences that come with it, as it’s impossible to undo any action taken. Tiger cautions, “Better safe than sorry.”
Whether it’s a relationship or upcoming events soon to unfold, there’s a growing concern that whatever we’re involved in will come back to bite us. Rather than risk taking the wrong action and getting sucked into a whirlwind of unfortunate consequence, some of us end up falling prey to emotional paralysis. A sense of helplessness looms, leaving us unable to get out of our own way long enough to see through trying conditions. Others prefer to take the figurative “Tiger by the tail.” Rather than growing more unhappy, even if the chance for change is slight, we’ll run with it. But, our Animal Ally reminds us, there is a limit to how much we’re willing to adapt. There’s truth in the saying “A Tiger cannot change its stripes,” nor can we change our essential nature. It’s better if we refuse to abandon our moral convictions for anyone or anything.
Spirit Animalscopes for All 12 Zodiac Signs
Aries Spirit Animalscope: Beaver (Seven of Cups)
Beaver emerges into your reality as your Animal Spirit Guide for May, Aries. Industrious, practical, and a get-down-to-business attitude, Beaver may even be your Birth Totem. You’re spirited, resolute, and direct with your approach to family and romantic relationships or any venture you pursue. The problem is the current environment; in the early weeks of May, you may feel stuck in place, as if all your plans are on hold, and despite your irritation, you know no amount of wishing will change the status quo. Faced with a clouded future and important decisions to make, you may feel at a loss concerning your life’s direction.
So, your Animal Ally comes to you carrying an important message, one to support you when experiencing communication blocks or emotional distance in relationships. Beavers are builders; the dam the creature creates is something it bases on speed and the current’s movement; when the water is fast, the dam’s framework features curves to slow water flow. When the current’s slow, Beaver builds a straight dam, allowing the water to flow more freely. The construction also has water control features ensuring the interior doesn’t flood. Here, Beaver’s lesson relates to the adaptation to existing conditions in your relationships, whether romantic or otherwise. The creature shows you how to go with the flow to prevent feelings from overwhelming you until emotional conditions take a turn for the better.
Every dam is a construct Beaver puts in place with considerable care, and this is a lesson from your Animal Spirit Guide you can use going forward regarding career. Beaver arrival as your Spirit Guide means it’s time to figure out your ultimate goals and how you plan to achieve them. You’ll also need to take into account the environmental conditions and energetic influences surrounding you now. When you experience a block or no advancement, your Animal Ally supports you in finding alternative routes for success. For May, a plan of action may involve working from home or telecommuting for the time being, at least until the reigning chaotic conditions in your external environment return to normal. If you’re looking for employment, there’s a waiting period before conditions are more favorable. Remaining an “Eager Beaver” ready to seize opportunities when they arise proves advantageous.
Taurus Spirit Animalscope: Rhinoceros (King of Pentacles)
You’re one with discriminating tastes, Taurus, with an eye for luxury. But economic conditions and the size of your purse do not always match your desire for a lavish lifestyle. With your desire incongruent with reality, you may become too materialistic while forgetting the importance of maintaining balance in all things. But as Rhinoceros emerges into your awareness, you’ll encounter an Animal Spirit Guide that’s capable of helping you find balance once more. Now, you might think the creature will attempt to steer you away from coveting the finer things money can buy. But Rhino carries the lesson of how to appreciate life and the blessings already within your reach.
Rhino loves basking in the warming light of the sun and draws an equal amount of joy from mud baths; Here, your Animal Spirit Guide encourages you to partake of wonders you can find in nature and enjoy the small treasures in your day-to-day world. Doing so lets you reconnect with the Earth Mother and the realm of Spirit, where you’ll find real and lasting fulfillment. Look at the Rhino’s horn and imagine a cornucopia overflowing with energy, helping you move toward emotional and spiritual fulfillment while attracting to you the prosperity and abundance you desire. Your Animal Ally’s horn is much like a “psychic antenna”, so Rhinoceros supports you in fine-tuning your psychic senses too, allowing you to hear the messages from the Universe with greater ease and clarity.
When Rhinoceros enters your life with a message relating to your career, it may be time to “have a hide like a Rhinoceros, making it easier for you to deal with unfavorable environmental conditions or challenging interactions with coworkers. Rhino has a thick skin: An attribute that symbolizes putting your guard up, whether that means using protective devices to help ensure your continued health or having a thicker skin in an emotional sense, where you let all negativity roll off your back.
Regarding relationships, again, you can look to the Rhino’s horn for the Sacred Wisdom and Medicine you need for greater emotional well-being. Remember, your Animal Ally’s horn rises toward the sky, signifying protection and enlightenment. For Shamans, the horn of the Rhino is a symbol of clarity, mindfulness, prayerful living, truth, and virtue: Mix all the latter with love, and your Animal Companion provides you with the ultimate recipe for joy and happiness in familial and romantic relationships.
Gemini Spirit Animalscope: Gorilla (Seven of Wands)
Your Animal Spirit Guide for May is the Gorilla, meaning there will be many moments this month calling for brains over brawn, Gemini. When Gorilla first emerges into your reality, you might think you must push, force, or bully your way through conditions. But your Animal Ally is far more complex, often proving to be one of the many intelligent, gentle giants in the animal kingdom.
Gorilla enters your life to direct your focus toward developing greater well-being over putting all your concentration on work. Given the state of eternal conditions in the physical realm, your Animal Ally is encouraging you to maintain the status quo by not taking on more than you can handle now. The thought of putting all your energy, efforts, and resources into achieving your career goals is great and, likewise, taking things to the extreme. Part of Gorilla’s Medicine involves self-control. It’s best to remain patient; wait until the timing is more favorable for achieving your every aspiration. Gorilla warns that putting all your irons in the fire puts you at greater risk of being burned. Instead, the creature encourages you to tend to your emotional and social relationships, ensuring harmony in all aspects of your life.
Make no mistake, though; just because Gorilla is patient, it doesn’t mean this is a period of rest, especially with romantic relationships. Your Animal Ally is social and capable of sophisticated and expressive communication. Members within a group of Gorillas will take time to groom each other, showing interest in the well-being of one another. They also play together, so the creature expresses the importance of doting on your partner while also encouraging you to spend more quality time with the one you love. If you’ve been inconsistent with expressions of affection, Gorilla says it’s time to initiate open communication. Take time away from day-to-day responsibilities to enjoy a few tender moments once in a while.
Cancer Spirit Animalscope: Dragonfly (Eight of Wands)
In May, you might feel like things are “up in the air” for you, Cancer. All you can do is wait for more information to come in before you can make a move in any direction. Your natural insecurities may boil to the surface, threatening to overwhelm you. You don’t enjoy being in suspense, no matter what the reason. It’s a good thing you trust your gut instincts, though. Otherwise, you feel entirely in the dark with no beacon of light to keep your hopes alive. Something unusual is about to happen, of this, you are sure, even if you can’t put your finger on what it is you’re sensing. The anticipation is both wonderful and awful but it doesn’t diminish your optimism.
Dragonfly is your Spirit Animal Guide for the next few weeks, with its bright, rainbow-like, iridescent wings symbolizing reflection, promise, and new beginnings with love and relationships. When the creature appears in your awareness, it brings with it the message to “keep the faith.” Ancient Mayans associated Dragonflies with the fertility Goddess of Childbirth, the Moon, Water, and Weaving, Ix Chel. In Mayan lore, Dragonflies sing over Ix Chel’s body, restoring her to life, so they symbolize renewal and rebirth. In the Bible, rainbows symbolize a covenant or promise. So, Dragonfly encourages you to believe. Consider what it is you desire to manifest in your life as a promise already fulfilled, just waiting to unfold. you’re about to experience a rebirth or renewal in a romantic relationship, one that promises lasting happiness.
Regarding your career, Dragonfly darts into your life this month, letting you know that, when the time comes for you to make a move, you can choose any path you desire. Better still you’ll have no problem switching up your direction “in mid-flight” if the need calls for it. You have no reason to fear seizing upcoming opportunities or worry about potential risks. If you feel a particular path is not the right move for you, Dragonfly’s presence is a sign you’ll be able to take decisive action and change your direction without missing a beat. Your Animal Ally’s key message is, “Relax, you’ll make it through with flying colors!” Use this transitional time to free your mind and let go of unnecessary worry.
Leo Spirit Animalscope: Hawk (Ace of Swords)
Hawk swoops into your life this May, Leo, all to heighten your awareness to both the physical and psychic realm. Your Animal Ally has sight eight times stronger than a human’s vision, so it is an emblem of keen sight, observation, and attentiveness. Hawk soars high above the earth as it gazes down to spot prey; here, your Animal Companion offers you support in spotting upcoming opportunities in the areas of career and love. The creature often appears to those who restrict their vision either by limiting their belief in what’s possible or by refusing to see what’s right in front of them. Here, Hawk’s message is, “Awaken, and see what lies right before your very eyes!”
Your Animal Spirit Guide is not only a keen observer, but it is one that follows its instincts. The creature’s timing is flawless when it swoops down and seizes what it wants at a prime opportunity. Regarding your career, Hawk encourages you to do the same, reminding you that the period of stillness you’ve recently experienced is only temporary. There is more to current conditions than meets the eye. Hawk appears to put you on notice; don’t get too comfortable, change is underway. Your Animal Ally wants you to tune into the voice within, your intuition, which will serve as a compass, helping you navigate into future career success.
Regarding love and relationships, Hawk is a messenger of mindfulness. When the creature enters your life, it’s time to get your head out of the clouds and be more present in the immediate moment. You’ve been putting all of your attention into the pursuit of your ambitions to the point of distraction. Hawk encourages you to experience every minute with your romantic partner and to be more attentive to their emotional needs. Capable of soaring to tremendous heights, Hawk reminds you to remain truthful with your words and intent to avoid conflict; truth makes its way into the light eventually. Your Animal Ally is monogamous, so if you’re single in May, someone will enter your life that will make you consider becoming exclusive. Or, you may soon recognize someone already in your life as a potential mate, after seeing them with new eyes.
Virgo Spirit Animalscope: Bluebird (Three of Swords)
You’ll face struggles in the emotional realm this month, Virgo, and no amount of analytical thought will make this an easier time to work through. You’ve experienced recent heartache and need to give yourself adequate time to heal. Ignoring painful feelings will only cause them to fester. Consider this an experience you have to work through, not get over. Bluebird flies into your life as your Animal Spirit Guide with the promise of seeing blue skies once more, after you deal with the weighty emotions influencing present-day conditions.
The good news is the Bluebird is an emblem of joy, abundance, and happiness, but all the latter is something you can embrace once you’ve freed yourself from emotional toxins, not before. It’s all too easy to befriend your anger and hurt, making it what defines your story going forward. Bluebird’s song tells of the silver-lining behind the grey clouds in your life. Clinging to old emotions will only cast a shadow over new relationships and have a negative effect on every interaction you have with someone new. Your Animal Ally wants you to give a new romance a fair chance to thrive, so the creature’s message is, “Heal your heart, free your mind.” If you’re in a committed relationship, Bluebird’s appearance announces better days ahead and that you and your partner will find happiness once more.
If you’ve been obsessing over making progress in your career, Bluebird Medicine suggests you lighten up and find peace in your position right now. There’s happiness on the edge of your awareness and no need to become so focused on making success happen that you ignore other aspects of your life. Some Native American Tribes associate the little Bluebird with fertility and prosperity, so abundance is, indeed, eventual. In the meantime, Bluebird encourages you to take time out to smell the roses and perhaps, even, awaken your awareness to some delightful birdsong!
Libra Spirit Animalscope: Warthog (Two of Cups
With the Air Element influencing you, Libra, you may sometimes come across as cold or aloof to others. In May, you’ll want to strive for balance, as you always do, and show the warmer side of your personality to those who you interact with romantically or at work. Good news; Warthog is your Animal Spirit Guide for the month, and the creature arrives in your awareness just in time to show you how to be more accepting of yourself and others. To connect with someone, you’ll have to allow yourself to be vulnerable. Warthog shows you there’s strength to be found in vulnerability, and in opening yourself to intimacy.
If you’re in a committed relationship, your bonds will only grow deeper this month. You’ve established an authentic emotional bond. You love your partner “warts and all,” and your partner loves you unconditionally in turn. If you’re single, you’ll want nothing but a genuine connection with another, and will refuse to settle for less. Even if being vulnerable makes you nervous, you’re ready to let someone into your reality, knowing that to be genuinely intimate means taking emotional risks.
At work, you may feel as if there are one or more people out to get you. Warthog uses its tusks to dig deep into the earth to find the nourishment it needs. It also has a powerful sense of smell, which it uses to detect food sources and predators in the environment. As your Animal Ally this month, Warthog will show you how to dig into a situation to weed out insightful information you can use to empower the decisions you make. It also supports you in sniffing out people’s underlying motives so you can protect yourself from those who may not have your best interests at heart.
Scorpio Spirit Animalscope: Alligator (Page of Cups)
You’re passionate and driven, Scorpio, so any recent stagnation in your life may have you at your wit’s end. Thankfully, Alligator emerges into your awareness as your Animal Spirit Guide, showing you how to make it through this anxious period. Whether you’re having trouble navigating the emotional waters of a relationship or you feel like you’re meant for bigger and better things in your career, Alligator will help you see your way through unclear conditions. As a between creature navigating both land and water, Alligator supports you in establishing balance, remaining practical, and conquering what seems like insurmountable odds.
Alligators spend plenty of time lurking in the water, so it supports you working through emotional issues in romantic relationships. Alligator Medicine includes learning how to don a figurative coat of armor to protect your feelings until such time that it is safe to be vulnerable with another. Your Animal Ally also congregates in groups when it is swimming or basking in the sun’s warmth. So, the creature’s appearance in your life is to encourage you to strengthen the bonds you have, not only in romantic relationships but with everyone you hold dear within your social circle.
Alligators have been on the earth for thousands of years, making the creature an emblem of survival. In a dog-eat-dog world where everyone is trying to climb the ladder of success, Alligator’s Energy helps you develop a tougher skin, all while showing you how to remain strong and confident when facing challenges or dealing with workplace adversity. Alligator also enables you to awaken your psychic senses, particularly clairvoyance, since the creature has exceptional vision. Ultimately, working with Alligator, you’ll be able to spot work opportunities the moment they arise so you can seize them without a moment’s delay.
Sagittarius Spirit Animalscope: Shark (The Devil)
You may find some irony that Shark is your Animal Spirit Guide for May, Sagittarius, since you love risk-taking and wild adventure. Indeed, if we think about the expression swimming with sharks, it’s hard to think of anything riskier! While many people might feel intimidated by Shark’s ferocity, you’re a person who takes it all in stride, having no trouble connecting with the aggressive aquatic creature. Being one who lives life while flying by the seat of your pants and following your gut instinct, you’ll find Shark Energies suit you with perfection.
If you’ve been struggling in a committed relationship, Shark’s energetic influence will help you in fine-tuning your psychic senses, particularly your psychic sense of smell and hearing. Sharks can hear and smell prey from a considerable distance, so the creature’s lesson involves tapping into the psychic realm to sniff out potential conflicts or to hear what your partner might not express vocally. With the ability to read between the lines, Shark helps you avoid emotionally-charged tension so you can deal with relationship difficulties when energies are more favorable.
Sharks spend all their lives in water, so your Animal Ally can help you learn how to navigate through tumultuous waters at work. If you have trouble asserting yourself, sharing your message, or feel as if others are taking advantage of you, Shark is the ideal Animal Companion to work with energetically. The aggressive and territorial nature of Shark supports you in setting boundaries and standing up for yourself, without fear or trepidation, so you can command the respect you deserve.
Capricorn Spirit Animalscope: Elephant (Justice)
You’ll find you have much in common with your Animal Spirit Guide this month, Capricorn. Like the Elephant, you are disciplined, steadfast, and true. You’re equally persistent and patient. Those you associate with are more than happy to call you fair or a defender of justice. With so many shared attributes, you’ll find working with Elephant’s lessons and Medicine quite easy.
When it comes to love, Elephant supports you in establishing or re-establishing a relationship that is “fair” and “just” in every sense of the word. To achieve a perfect balance between you and your partner, you’ll both need to remain true to your individual needs and give each other space, so you don’t ruin any chances for potential growth. At the same time, Elephant supports you in being true to each other in word, action, and deed. The majestic creature is one that is the embodiment of the Feminine Divine, compassion, nurturing, love, and loyalty. Part of Elephant’s lesson involves the importance of family, devotion, and how to be gentle with one another. If you’ve been experiencing conflict in a relationship, your Animal Ally comes with the message it’s high time you “address the Elephant in the room”! It’s no time for avoidance or delay; transparency, especially when it comes to feelings, is the key to restoring the scales back into balance.
When encountering one obstacle after another in your career, Elephant stomps its way into your existence to awaken your awareness. Consider the massive ears of the Elephant and ask yourself if you are not hearing or listening to sound guidance coming from a mentor. When life throws one monkey wrench at you after another, and you feel you’re spinning your wheels, it means you’re not moving in the right direction. Once you realize you’re investing all your time and energy in methods that aren’t working, you can change your course for the better with Elephant’s full energetic support. Your Animal Spirit Guide will help you stampede right through those challenges you struggle with, once you master the lesson such experiences provide. Then, you’ll find the freedom to make the advances you’ve been striving for all along.
Aquarius Spirit Animalscope: Hoatzin (The Lovers)
With Hoatzin as your Animal Spirit Guide this month, Aquarius, you’ll put less focus on your constant strive for independence and concentrate on developing deep bonds in your emotional relationships. It’s true, you love your alone time and don’t want anyone to break your stride. But there’s still an essential part of you that craves emotional connections with family, friends, and a romantic partner. With Hoatzin as your Animal Companion, there’ll be plenty of focus on expanding your existing circle of friends. Being one who loves being in the limelight and expanding your ever-growing network, you’ll find Hoatzin’s energetic influence comfortable.
Hoatzin’s strange appearance makes it the ideal Bird to parallel your penchant for the unusual and your eccentric nature. The creature looks like it has flown straight out of the history pages relating to the Dinosaur Era. Hoatzin has ties to the mythological Phoenix, with some people suggesting Hoatzin is the inspiration for the fiery Bird. So, in romantic relationships, Hoatzin helps you renew your romantic interests in the person you’ve committed yourself to, all while showing how to reignite the fires of passion in your relationship. If you’re single and hesitate to seek a romantic partner, Hoatzin helps stir the fires within, renewing your interests in love.
If you feel you’re having trouble maintaining an optimistic outlook at work, Hoatzin helps you see your way through difficult times. The Bird nests near bodies of water, so they can dive into them when a predator draws near. Once they feel it’s safe to return to the treetops, they’ll emerge from the waters once more. Part of Hoatzin’s Medicine involves taking time to retreat to a place of emotional safety until surrounding conditions make it easier for you to make decisions without tumultuous feelings clouding the choices you make.
Pisces Spirit Animalscope: Otter (Six of Cups)
Even though your one who tries, with all their might, to hide the softness of your loving heart, you can’t help but express love and adoration for your Animal Spirit Guide this month, Pisces. Many people will agree the child-like and playful Otter is one of the most adorable creatures in the Animal Kingdom. But, don’t mistake the Otter’s cuteness for simplicity when it comes to offering you some serious insights about life. Otter has much to share when it comes to learning how to enjoy life’s blessings and to re-learn how to see the world through the innocent eyes of your inner child.
Regarding romance, if your relationship has seemed to stall or has gone stagnant, Otter comes with the message of living in the moment to revive the anticipation and joy in your life once more. Otter always takes time out of its day to play, and it is through humor and having fun that each minute of your life becomes more blissful than the next. If you’ve been struggling to repair your relationship, part of Otter’s Medicine is learning when you’re trying too hard. Otter says, Get back to the basics, and stop complicating things! Remember what your relationship was like when you first met and how you worked at keeping the relationship alive. Just spending quality time with one another will help the relationship take a turn for the better. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel.
In your career, Otter’s Energy will help you identify your best skills and attributes so you can make the most of them. Some Native Americans considered Otter a magical helper who would help humans identify their most unique talents. Since Otter is a creature that truly appreciates companionship, it also enters your life to encourage you to be more open to collaboration and working with others, especially when you’re working on a challenging project or task.