Sassy and oh-so-smart, TarotGoddess's free daily TarotScopes combine the best of astrology with the wisdom of tarot. They're posted weekdays for your reading pleasure. (For additional insight, check out your rising sign as well as your sun sign.)

Tuesday, May 23rd

 

Five of Wands. Hey, who's attacking you? It's all their fault, isn't it? Or could it be that you're responsible for fanning the flames of dissention? Perhaps there's something you've chosen to ignore. Your lesson today: just because you're invited to a melee doesn't mean you have to accept. If you refuse to be distracted by petty concerns, a bigger lesson awaits. Choose to be the No Drama Mama.
 

Ace of Swords. What would you learn if you had the druthers? The appearance of the Ace of Swords suggests the time is nigh for a new cycle of intellectual growth. After all, the more you know, the more you grow. Alternately, if you've been ruminating on a situation for too long, use this energy to suss out the truth. Cut to the chase!
 

Page of Swords. Get ready for an unexpected message to cut through the confusion. Whatever you learn today will will enable to you make things a bit better all around, most especially for yourself. No news coming your way? Keep your eyes open: someone you might have considered out of the loop may surprise you by knowing more than you'd expect.
 

Six of Swords. Things aren't as bad as they seem. Really. Today, keep your eyes open for information to help you move beyond your current limitations. Is there a point of view you haven't considered? Or a class or book that might help you learn new skills? Alternately, a quick trip from home may help you gain some distance from whatever's been troubling you. Time to see the forest for the trees.
 
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Four of Swords. Sometimes we're meant to forge ahead despite signs to the contrary. Other times, not so much. The appearance of the Four of Swords suggests that it's the latter, not the former, for you today. Right now, it's imperative for you to heal from whatever's been bothering your body and soul. Your mission: find balance by detaching from the everyday world.
 

Wheel of Fortune. Sometimes we're in the driver's seat. Other times ... not so much. Today, the Wheel of Fortune suggests that the forces of Chance are guiding your car, not you. This loss of control can lead to feelings of anxiety and fear. Your challenge: trust in the ultimate generosity of the universe. In the long run, it's all meant to be—even it seems capricious right now.
 

Four of Cups. The first glass of wine warms the blood. The second glass turns the world pink and pretty. But by the fourth glass—well, it's hangover time. The takeaway from this nifty parable: Sometimes too much of a good thing isn't a good thing. Today, make moderation your friend.
 

The Hermit. Do you know where you're going to? Today, allow yourself the necessity of taking a break from the hubbub to better contemplate the direction of your life. Go deep, go silent, go in solitude. At this time, your needs are not so focused on relationships with others, but rather on your relationship with yourself. Trust!
 
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Five of Cups. It's easy to cry over spilt milk when others have disappointed us: "Why aren't they are responsible or as loving as I am? Don't they know how they're bumming me out?" Your challenge today is to examine what's left in the glass. Is it half-full or half-empty? Either way, use what's there to replenish yourself. It's better than succumbing to sorrow.
 

The Devil. Feeling a bit Fifty Shades of Grey today? Is something tempting the dark side of your psyche? To quote the immortal Oscar Wilde, the only way to get rid of temptation is to give way to it. So go forth and have fun, but don't go too wild. Just be certain to remember who's in control: you. Otherwise, there might be hell to pay.
 

King of Swords. Can't decide about an Important Life Issue? In the ongoing struggle between head and heart, the King of Swords says it's best to let the head win—for now. Take a step back to gain some distance. If you honestly don't know what to do, seek out an authority who won't sugarcoat their words to protect your feelings. What you need now is the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
 

The Hanged Man. You may be wanting to move forward, but life is throwing a big red light your way. Instead of gunning your engine, give into the portents of the time. Yes, it's frustrating, but sometimes surrendering to the powers-that-be is the best road to take. Trust us, there's a lesson here somewhere. Figure it out.