Aries: 9 of Pentacles
There is a delightful sensation floating through the air this month. Accomplishment, acknowledgement, effort, and achievement have merged into lovely reward, and here you now stand, right where you can enjoy the full measure of your truly beautiful life. Be grateful. You have so very much. Enjoy this wealth, and share this wealth, and immerse yourself into the pleasure of having all that you need. This is not wanton. This is what comes from living your purpose and walking your path. Honor your bounty by at last allowing it into your fortunate, fortunate heart.
Taurus: King of Wands
People can see the fire in your soul and the passion in your vision this month. But they can also see the authority and respect you've earned for yourself. Not only do you garner enthusiasm and loyalty with your call to action - you harness the pure energy of those around you. The changes you seek are right in front of you now, though remember, it is not you alone making them happen. Your whole circle is working right beside you. Use both your contagious determination and your inspirational integrity to lead by example, and just watch what you can create in your world.
Gemini: 3 of Cups
Just because you have work to do doesn't mean you have to do it alone. In fact, connecting authentically and frequently with your closest circle is going to do you a world of good. This is not only because of how it will fill your heart but because it will truly support you as you fulfill your personal responsibilities and accomplish your dearest goals. Sharing your time will fuel your enthusiasm and provide the drive you need to achieve all that must be done. This month, remember that doing very serious work does not equate with needing isolation. Instead, access the joyful machinations of the collective in order to see the beauty of your singular place within it.
Cancer: VII The Chariot
It is time to face the truth inside of you. No enemy in the outer world is greater than your own fear, and when you conquer it, there is simply nothing that can stop you. Yes, your emotions hold intense and incredible power, and you may feel frustrated at the rulership they seem to have in your life - but they do not need to be destroyed. Instead, like any great capacity, your emotional self needs to be deeply understood and deeply respected. When you know yourself to the core, when you are able to doubtlessly focus your emotion in union with your will, then your full potential is at last unleashed. This month, claim both your path and your purpose.
Leo: 7 of Wands
The low road looks clear, easy, and well-used, but it's the high road you need to take this month. Keep in mind, this has nothing to do with ego or proving a point. Instead, you suddenly have an open-eyed perspective on what is authentic for you, and you see clearly what has been put into motion for your best future. Your convictions will naturally invite challengers to the ideals you now hold yourself to. It is your personal integrity and your connection to higher self that will raise you above the fray. Others might fight dirty, but you need to fight fair - and for what you know in your heart is right. Anyone can find a way to win. This is about finding a way to win well.
Virgo: 10 of Pentacles
It turns out that all of this work you've been doing inside and out isn't just about you. Yes, it is going to enrich your life exponentially. There is no question about that. And yes, it is going to enable you at long last to be wholly yourself, with all the masks and illusions replaced by personal truth and purpose. But it is so much more. You are laying a path that others will walk upon. You are placing foundations that will support permanence. You are creating your authentic life, and by doing so, you are leaving a legacy. Enjoy the prosperity and abundances that are yours, and share them in this beautiful now - but know that their truest value is in what they are holding in trust for later.
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Libra: 6 of Swords
This month, you are starkly aware that in order to get to what's better, you have to leave some things behind, and your heart is struggling with that truth. But avoiding transformation doesn't prevent it. It just makes the process harder. You don't have to get it all figured out, but you will benefit greatly from finding a balance between all or nothing. Spend your time taking deep breaths, making simple plans, and accepting the gentle helping hands that are quietly being offered around you. There are much greener shores waiting for you. Trust that they are worth this journey.
Scorpio: 7 of Swords
When things get a little tough, it can be tempting to take a shortcut - even if that shortcut is not yours to take. In your heart, you know you should still find your own path. This month, don't steal from yourself by taking the easier way out. Rest for a while to regain your footing, or spend a little more time to find creative solutions to your problem. Tune in to the truths your soul is whispering over the din of quick payoffs the world seems to be shouting. There is absolutely a way to make it all happen - but in the middle of all the questions about how, one thing is as clear as day: Do not compromise your integrity, ever.
Sagittarius: III The Empress
It is time to recognize your purpose, your beauty, and your strength. It is not with images and glamours that you are being called to walk your path - it is with raw, naked, unformed potency, with rough scars and open wounds, with dirt on your hands and messy fertile earth beneath your feet. It is not perfection you bring but it is surely power, the kind that holds you accountable to your own beating heart and your own clamouring spirit. This month, throw off all need for illusion and tear away the remnants of your fear. There is only one task now in all creation: Be you. Be you, be you, be you.
Capricorn: 5 of Wands
This month, you may find that some interactions and situations just rub you the wrong way, so make sure to keep things in perspective. If you step back and look at what is really going on, you'll find that these moments aren't truly serious or truly dire. Instead, the danger lies in allowing them to escalate into something that is. So grit your teeth and be the reasonable one. Instead of simply reacting, take the time to listen to what others are trying to say through the distracting discontent. They want to be heard just like you do, and giving them their moment will open the way to calm rather than stirring up the threatening storm. Because it really is all going to blow over as long as you don't let it blow up.
Aquarius: Ace of Pentacles
This month, you can practically see the future stretched out before you, and you have both the words to express it beautifully and the clarity to plan it well. Now it is up to you to actually put that seed in the ground and do the practical work that keeps it growing strong. You have the chance to lay foundations that will bring lasting benefits, so don't be afraid to get your hands dirty in that rich soil. But most importantly, be careful not to let your excitement - or your impatience - derail the incredible potential you are now connected to. This kind of growth may be slower, and it is rooted in common sense rather than flourish - but when carefully tended, your harvest is rich, abundant, and assured.
Pisces: 7 of Pentacles
Stand back and take a good long look at all you have managed to accomplish with your hard work. It isn't pipe dreams and wisps of fancy. This is real fruit growing on real trees, and it is going to feed you well for a long time to come. But you aren't quite there yet. There are still some weeds to pull and some very careful pruning to be done. Clear the ground of the things that don't serve you - and which are actually draining you - and cut away the growth that is not producing what it should. There is no doubt you've done well, so yes, feel good about what you've created, and feel spectacular about having taken the long-term view - and then roll up your sleeves to finish the job.