Aries: X Wheel of Fortune
You thought you knew where you stood, who you were, and what made up your compass, but you somehow awoke to spinning ground beneath your feet and a spinning head to match. You felt secure in your collective, but now you are not even sure there is one. You felt dedicated to a larger vision, but now you feel as if you have gone blind - or that the blinders are off. It is so hard to hold on to faith in moments like these, and it is so hard to trust the future when you feel like there may be no future at all, or at best a complicated and difficult one. This month, you must remember that for you only stagnancy is truly dangerous - change is not. And though you may have awoken to an unfamiliar map or even to doubt about your path, know that this is the beginning of the rising turn, not a descent into the end.
Taurus: Queen of Swords
This month it is time to cut away the dead weight - and to do it with confidence. This is no rash decision, after all. You've spent plenty of time analyzing, clarifying, and figuring out what exactly is going on with your life and with the circumstances that surround you. Your experience has made you much stronger than you may realize, and it is time to put that strength to use. Yes, it may feel a little cold to be making choices with such clear definition and pure rationale, but there is no mistaking your ability for it - or your acuity. You have no room for fear in your heart today, and there should be no doubt. It is time to clear out everything that is past its usefulness and to claim the sure sense of self that comes with hard-won knowledge. It is very simple: You have earned the right to choose, the right to shape, and the right to decide.
Gemini: VI The Lovers
This month, you are asked to look deeply at what you are allowing to steer this ultimate journey of constant creation. If your human self alone rules you, you will fall into the depths of human experience: You will learn through trial, sensation, and earth-bound measures. If your spirit self alone rules you, you will drift off into the ether of detachment: You will learn from dreams, visions, and aimless wanderings. Both worlds offer bliss and disappointment - and both offer truth and deception. It is time to learn to choose well no matter what tree you eat from, or how many lives you try on. If your aligned, authentic self is awake, and nourished, and allowed to speak always, you will know what serves your purpose and your actual happiness and what instead serves your momentary craving. This is not a struggle of endless indecision. Know your compass, and then the act of choice is just a simple step of faith in who you are.
Cancer: 6 of Wands
This month is demanding that you accept what lives deep inside of you even as you step out. You have not won your battles by sacrificing your understanding of this reality. You have won them by trusting that somehow, standing your singular, strange ground has value. You are respected not because of an image you project but because of your willingness to walk in raw and visceral exposure. And there is unexpected abundance born from all of it, not the least of which is a burgeoning circle of real admirers - and real friends. Your example right now truly does open a gate for others to find their own courage, their own understanding, and their own deep waters. Somehow, you find that by letting go and drowning in yourself at last, you light a path of torches that finally leads the way.
Leo: III The Empress
This month, the creation that is rising up within you is finally stronger than your fear of what creation might bring. You understand with a flash of insight that your power lies not in what you have already made but in what you are going to make next. It turns out that desperately trying to reign in your impulsivity right now isn't actually preserving anything. In fact, it is destroying the potential of what can really be. You have the opportunity to be honest with yourself about what it is you truly want and how you - you - hold yourself back from getting there over and over again. But even more beautifully, you are being gifted the ability to do something about it. Your soul is completely ready to move up. Don't let your human keep holding you down.
Virgo: 5 of Swords
You are finally ready to lay down wishful thinking and at last pursue the truth. The truth of what you love, and how you love, and why you love, and, most importantly, what is not living up to your love at all. At long last, you are ready to love yourself - and to stop giving yourself away in order to make others do the same. There is a good chance that you will not receive the acknowledgment you want and which you very much deserve for all you have done, but it is time to put that craving aside. This is about you. It's about what is draining you, hurting you, eating you up. It's about what you give without receiving, what you offer without pay, about your open hands and someone else's constantly closed ones. You are worth more than this, and it no longer matters if anyone other than you recognizes that. Because you do, and that is finally enough.
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Libra: XVI The Tower
Sometimes we get to meander and browse through the choices and changes in our lives, but not this month. It is time to break down everything - from floor to wall to ceiling - that is holding you back once and for all. This is not about punishing destruction sent to put you in your place. This is about real, true, honest freedom for your heart, your mind, and your soul. You have things you are meant to be doing in this life, and there is no more time to worry how or when or can you really. The Universe wants you now, not later, and so all that stands in your own way is being brought down to its foundations. Don't waste any time with fear. Step out over the last confines of these demolished walls and enjoy the new clear view. This is your world, opened up at last and finally yours to create exactly as it is meant to be instead of how others say it should be.
Scorpio: 6 of Swords
This month, it is time to let go of the myth of clean slate and reach out instead for integration of what you carry on your shoulders. You cannot go back to who you were. You cannot correct a course you once chose and now make it different somehow. But you can stop making all of memory your foe, all mistakes your enemy. Every single human has doubt and grief and imperfection behind them and before them. The value does not lie in conquering those. It lies in the willingness to claim fully who you become because of it. You ask to understand the Universe, to know your divinity and the secrets of your soul. What if you trust that that is what is happening? What if you decide that evolution is about how you choose to travel the living mind of the present instead of unraveling then and tomorrow? See who you were. Know you will one day be different. And live as yourself right now.
Sagittarius: 5 of Pentacles
You have a sense of the future coming back after a long absence, and it has you feeling both profoundly melancholy for all that has changed but also keenly aware of all that needs to be put in place to move forward. You crave comfort but also find it hard to be fully present with others - and hard to sort through the mixed signals you are picking up from them because of your own emotional exhaustion. It won't take much for you to have your feelings inadvertently hurt by someone who simply isn't being sensitive, and you will find yourself more reactionary than usual to that kind of misstep. But bruised is not the same as broken. This month, plan for your future a bit, let yourself heal up from the past a lot - and be very, very gentle with yourself during everything in between.
Capricorn: XXI The World
This month you are walking across a bridge that connects simple human experience to divine clarity, and that journey brings you to the intersection between your truth and all truth. It is time to fire up and walk the talk. You can no longer claim ignorance of the whole or live behind singular ego. The blindfold has been removed, and your clear vision exposes pure potential to your soul - and your soul wants to do something with it. You now understand that there is no division between responsibility to serve yourself and responsibility to serve the world, and therefore you can create authentically at last. Yes, you will need to find your voice and discover how to best focus your enthusiasm, but when you have both personal drive and the collective future beneath your feet, the path will be oh so clearly marked for your open eyes to see.
Aquarius: XV The Devil
Part of walking your own path is getting real about when you aren't - and when you are giving up yourself to avoid yourself. This month holds an uncomfortable but important truth: To claim access to your best reality, you first must deal with the illusions that block your way. You know that your options are laid out before you and that circumventing them won't resolve anything. The time has come to sit down, sit still, and sit with the truth of how you got where you are - and also accept you have the power to get where you want to be. Use your head as well as your heart, your hope as well as your fear. Listen to your rational mind and also listen to your soul. You may be quite surprised to find that instead of fighting, they are actually trying to tell you exactly the same thing. You are not trapped. You are choosing. Choose well and you will finally be free.
Pisces: XIV Temperance
Spiritual evolution is not a far-off dream that happens sometime in your tomorrows. It is a process that begins right now, right here, with one truth: Your determination to seek and to know your highest self - and to connect with it in the present moment - brings beautiful, palpable change to your life today. Your belief that you are capable of healing yourself means that you actually can do just that, and the insight you are able to not just access but then express gives you the mental peace you have been craving for so long. So do not give in to the human frustration with incremental progress. It is progress just the same, and each chip with the chisel reveals knowledge that can never disappear again. Simply put, the present is the future becoming. You may not be able to see what lies ahead, but you have the power of today at your fingertips.