Aries: IX of Cups
Your natural sense of self is tempered by a beautiful sense of selflessness this month, and the combination makes you a powerhouse of both generosity and drive. You are starting to realize that you have plenty to share, and not all of it is physical - there is soulful caring buried behind your bursts of energy, and any quest you set your mind to right now is going to produce bounty for everyone, including yourself. Don’t shy away from receiving the gentle emotions that are offered out to you in return for the gifts you bring, and don’t be afraid to show some tenderness of your own. It turns out your fire doesn’t just burn down bridges. It can also warm hearts, melt ice - and open up every road.
Taurus: X of Cups
A strange thing is happening: You are grounded, yet free. You are driven, yet calm. You are surrounded by elegance, yet blissfully enraptured with the simplest of beauties. This month, every sense you have will receive exactly what it needs to feel exactly the way you always wanted to, and honestly, the perfection of it all may overtake your pragmatic sensibilities a bit. Don’t fight it - enjoy it. Living in the moment is not always your forte, but if you can allow yourself to do so just this once, you will find that your moments are filled with everything you actually desire. Stop worrying about the permanence of your joy and instead just focus on how much of it there really is in your life right now. Have faith that things truly are as good as they seem to be.
Gemini: II of Cups
What happens if you allow both sides of yourself to work together instead of fight each other? Well, this month, you are going to find out. There is a new kind of peace available to you now, and a sense of unity that you’ve been seeking for ages. You are starting to realize that your ability to exist in two separate spaces isn’t a flaw but a superpower. You have access to strength and knowledge drawn from a vast collection of information rather than from just one viewpoint, and when you pour it all into action from the center of your soul, you are able to create more than almost anyone else ever could. As you truly learn to love yourself in total, you will discover that one plus one does not equal two - it equals abundance to infinity.
Cancer: III of Swords
There is a deep, sacred mystery revealed to you now. It almost defies the realms of human understanding - but no longer your understanding. You see, your heartbreak is not the heartbreak you thought it was. Your sorrow is not the pain you knew it to be. Far down inside those wounded spaces, something is emerging that seems nearly impossible: A sense of peace. The soft salve of actual healing. The truth of release. Your eyes are opening to find that instead of being utterly alone, you are utterly loved, and that the piercings you bore were also borne by the circle which surrounds you. It turns out your hurt does not separate you from the world. It calls forward your most profound community. This month, your scars at last become your strength, and the swords that struck at last become your power.
Leo: II The High Priestess
Ah, shining one, get ready to know yourself in a whole new way. You have always freely claimed what you know is yours, but this month, you are going to find that that storehouse holds so much more than you dared to explore - and that your ability to wander in the dark equally matches your ability to stand in the light. Allow yourself to fully open the gates of your intuition and your empathy. Search your dreams for divine wisdom and your inner visions for the secrets of the Universe. Nothing is hidden from your eyes now, and nothing can hold back your heart - if you are willing to embrace serving your soul as well as serving the world. Admire the image in that mirror before you, but also admire the reflection that no one but you can clearly see.
Virgo: IV of Wands
If things feel a little too out of your control this month, turn to your circle. It’s not that you don’t want the happiness being offered out to you - it’s more that you don’t always trust that it’s real. You understand tasks more than you do flowing emotion, and so you often hide from the latter by burying yourself in the former. But truly, you are not imagining that you have built a good life and have been blessed with amazing foundations, and you won’t disintegrate if you let yourself go - and let yourself in. What you see as chaos is soul food to others, and by sitting at that version of the table with the ones you love, you will discover their welcoming arms are salve to your fears - and that your community is the key to getting your feet back under you at last.
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Libra: XVIII The Moon
You have always greatly appreciated beauty - the beauty you see in others, the beauty you see in yourself, the beauty you see everywhere in the world. But an eye for what is beautiful can also open up your eyes to what is not, and that pain is sometimes more than your gentle heart can bear. This month, allow yourself some time to linger in hidden, quiet spaces that fill your soul, where things have less defined edges and waver in a softer light. This isn’t about avoiding reality, but it is about permitting yourself a rest from it. Trust that when you re-emerge, you will be able to regain a brighter vision and, because of your journey to the silvered lands, connect to those around you with even more of the lovely depth you gift us all.
Scorpio: XXI The World
This month, you receive the full reward for everything you have been working so ceaselessly to create. The fire that burns through you lights your way to the peaks you have sought to climb, and the rivers that flow within your veins give you access to every hidden place, whether sacred or mundane. You have not come here only through chance, nor luck nor even fierce determination. You have come here because it is your destiny to see all that you are, in form and in soul - and to at last embody it completely. Of course there will still be more to do; there always is. But for now, stand at the epicenter of your own intense beauty, and take in the vast sights laid out before your eyes. Every bit of it is yours, and it is every bit as breathtaking as you imagined.
Sagittarius: II of Wands
You have a choice to make this month: Will you hold yourself to what you used to want, what you used to be, what you used to believe - or will you reach out to create everything you are meant to become? The foundations you stand upon serve a beautiful purpose, for they provide you with such strength beneath your feet. But stability is not meant to keep you from testing less-certain ground. It is meant to give you the courage to explore it. Everything is open now before you, and the stars have all aligned to light the way. Whether you believe it or not, every dream you have has the actual potential to come to fruition. The only question is, will you remain here in this safe but finished place, or will you step out upon the road which calls forth your expansion?
Capricorn: Page of Cups
Being the beginner is never comfortable for you, but that holds especially true when exploring matters of your heart and soul. You are being offered a unique opportunity this month to discover more about both if you are willing to let go of your need to be the expert and instead embrace the chance to become one. Allow yourself to engage with those who serve rather than lead, with those who comfort rather than fix, and accept the gratitude you receive with humility rather than with a sense of accomplishment. If you truly want to climb to your most blissful heights, you need to understand what holds together your depths, and that won’t be found through checklists and achievements. You have always been adept at walking on the solid ground of the outer world. If you desire true wholeness, learn to swim within.
Aquarius: VI of Wands
You have a talent for gathering acquaintances - but this month you crave a deeper connection than that can provide. Despite the truly intelligent and fascinating people who surround you everywhere you go, you find yourself a bit melancholy that while others huddle up in a corner sharing secrets with a few close friends, you seem to be encircled more by a crowd of witty conversationalists waiting for your next burst of unconventional and brilliant light. Be assured, you are not as isolated as you think. You have people near you who love you more than life itself - it is your own galactic distraction that sometimes keeps you from recognizing it. Tune in just a tad more and you will see that the intimacy you crave is already right by your side.
Pisces: Knight of Swords
Living in the watery depths has some definite advantages as well as some definite drawbacks. While it can keep your sensitive soul protected from realities you truly don’t need to see, it can also keep you insulated from those that you do - which means that when the world finally shows up at your door, it can be a harsh awakening and a frantic rush to respond. And here you are again. Your heart is in the right place, but it is time to acknowledge that ignoring uncomfortable issues doesn’t solve them and, quite the opposite, often leads to intense misunderstandings, crossed wires, and unrealistic demands. Don’t spend this month being hard on yourself. Instead, use your time above water to get clear on how to break patterns that don’t serve. Evolution is as much about being a better human as it is about leaving human ways behind.