Aries: Queen of Swords
This month, you are relentlessly clear about one thing: In order to gain equality for all, you must first gain equality for yourself. You are done allowing others to create your narrative, and even more finished with anyone thinking you don’t deserve to be where you are - because the truth is, you have earned your place here at the table, and you have proven your worth time and time again. And the more you learn to rightfully wield your power, the more you are aware of how much power has been stolen from those around you and the more you want to restore all that has been unjustly claimed. Now is your time to step into not only leadership but into leading by brilliant, fearless example. And don’t worry - the look in your eyes alone will prevent anyone from being foolish enough to force you to pull out your sword.
Taurus: XII The Hanged Man
Don’t fight your urge to put off taking action now. Sitting still to fully evaluate the signals, intuitions, and messages you receive is in fact exactly the action you should take. Your natural way is to make things better in the physical world, to organize and carry out carefully crafted plans with care, step by step, task by task. But this month, that sensible skill set needs to be applied fully to yourself - not out in your environment but in your very own heart. Be assured that this is a moment of dormancy, not of stagnation. If you want to discover your deepest gifts, you must sacrifice your current perceptions to uncover them, as well as your demands for measurable progress. In order to - soon enough - truly rejoin the world in the beautiful partnership you crave, for just a little while be willing to let it pass you by.
Gemini: 2 of Swords
For some, holding two separate ideas, two opportunities, or two choices in a single space creates nothing but chaos. For you, however - especially this month - it reveals the peak of your unique abilities. Where others would feel overwhelmed by such dichotomy, for you it is quite comfortable to balance delicately at the crossroads and to explore both sides of any coin. This superpower is especially strong now, and rather than feeling divided against yourself, you find you are brought fully into a beautiful, singular sense of finally being whole. By collecting knowledge about everything, you create not confusion in your life but bliss - and even more profoundly, you are able to safely navigate those tricky dual spaces in service of those around you as well. Do not ever doubt how invaluable your perspective truly is.
Cancer: 9 of Wands
Progress isn’t always measured in visible reward, and this month you will need to discover the benefits that come with pushing through rather than giving up. This is not about your goals not working out - rather, this is about being strong enough, prepared enough, and resilient enough to handle what happens when they do. Because oh, yes, it is all going to come to unimaginable fruition for you, and despite the perceived struggles now, you are so incredibly close to achieving the visions you’ve been striving for. Strangely enough, the last mile is most often the moment people turn away from their quest, whether from exhaustion, hopelessness, or fear - all of which show up especially intensely right before any deep success. Your task is simple. Do not stop.
Leo: Knight of Pentacles
This month, your ability to be completely and powerfully yourself is what allows you to create abundance exponentially out in your community. This is less about taking leaps than it is about building solid foundations - foundations based on your own capabilities and innate gifts rather than upon those which others insist make better sense. What makes sense is embracing what you are truly best at, not what someone else is more comfortable with. If you can accept the fact that you are not quite a full beginner but also still rather new to establishing your reputation - for dependability and capability as much as charisma and charm - you will be able to access the partnerships and connections that will build your rich empire for the long term. So don’t hurry - but also don’t just wait.
Virgo: XX Judgment
It’s time to stop being so hard on yourself. It’s exhausting trying to be perfect, trying to hold everything together constantly - and frankly, this month reveals that so much of what you’re trying to hold together shouldn’t be held onto anymore at all. Your ability to see how things could be and then figuring how to make them that way in real time is a gift, but not if it separates you from the circles you love so much by interfering with your ability to interact with actual people instead of only your environment - or thiers. It is time to recognize the difference between improving the world and controlling it. Release the grip you have on creating an acceptable image of yourself, and awaken to the truth that you are not just accepted but loved by so many for exactly who you are.
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Libra: 3 of Cups
You sometimes fight your desire for partnership and can be prone to wishing you were someone who found pure independence the thing to crave. But your fire and fuel is found not in singularity and instead in connection, and your bliss is found there too. This does not mean that you cannot be happy without your longed-for soul-mate, though. In fact, your hunger can be fed beautifully - and to your full satisfaction - within the incredible circles of friendship that are already all around you. This month, stop hunting for the one and start joining in with the whole. Your life is incredibly rich right now, and you are surrounded by opportunities to celebrate that truth. Take advantage of this moment by feasting, drinking, and playing with the ones you love - all of them.
Scorpio: 8 of Swords
Stop telling yourself that you are trapped by yourself. Yes, you are complicated, and yes, you are not as effortless to connect with - at first - as some others in this multifaceted world. But these are far from being negatives. In fact, they are the very things that make you a powerful, magnetic force across more than one plane of existence and that create you as the being that everyone ultimately wants to know. It is time to recognize that your isolation is self-imposed and that your vision, when released, becomes not only endless but eternal. You can see what no one else can, but only if you see past your own unhelpful self-talk first. Shift your mind from captured to expansive, from mundanely restricted to sacredly unhindered, and you will unlock everything you are looking for.
Sagittarius: 3 of Wands
As much as you love to live in the moment, this month is all about the long-term for you. But that does not mean it is going to be boring. Right now, the visions you hold of your future self are asking you to break new ground, explore new places, and prove yourself to yourself, because your success is found not in what has already been accomplished but in what you are in process of accomplishing. The things you achieve now will allow you to hone your own unique skills and awaken you to your full individual power, but ultimately they will lead to an exponentially enhanced engagement with the whole world around you - the kind of engagement that leads to foundation, longevity, and legacy. So don’t be tempted by shortcuts. Know without doubt that your careful plans of today are creating your bounty of tomorrow.
Capricorn: Knight of Cups
You can definitely achieve your dreams this month. Whatever you have been seeking will be revealed, and whatever you have been praying to manifest will be opened before you. The real question is, are you going to gain contentment from it or simply ownership? Be sure to pause and enjoy the happiness that is inherent in this kind of success. Your natural inclination is to accomplish and then move on to planning the next accomplishment, but just this once consider allowing yourself to truly stop and exist in the moment you hold in your hands. You are going to get everything you want, and that getting is a gift, not a test. Don’t get so embedded in your own habits and your own practicality that you forget why you wanted it at all.
Aquarius: II High Priestess
This month, you can be the guiding light for others that you have always wanted to be. To shine to your fullest potential, though, you will need to accept that in order to guide, you must also connect. Do not fear the compassion you hold in your heart - it will enrich you, not trap you. Do not fear the hidden information that seems to always wind its way to you - it will serve you, not mislead you. You may find that even those around you whom you do not know well approach you for support and advice right now. If you allow yourself to tune in to the vibrations here on your chosen planet, you can change people’s lives in truly profound ways - and by doing so also change your own, in a million stunningly beautiful ways.
Pisces: 3 of Swords
It is time to embrace the sacred mystery that wounding is for healing. This is not the same as suffering for enlightenment, or punishment for sin. Instead, this is about exploring the strange soul-and-human ways in which standing fully exposed in your own struggles draws your most profoundly authentic community to you, a circle of connection that does not attempt to erase your hurts but deeply honors them, that holds you so close in their hearts while giving you room to wander in yours, that fully accepts that your experiences in these realms will change you forever and unwaveringly stays anyway for your emergence on the other side - which then helps you find within yourself what you need in order to seek the other side. Be vulnerable and trust that your circle will emerge, and trust that it is worth it. Because, yes, wounds can trap you in any moment - but healing, that will free you for eternity.