Aries: 7 of Pentacles
Patience is very hard to come by, but that is exactly what you need. Everything around you speaks to what is to come, what is so close to being real, of potential - but none of it is ready. None of it is ripe. And if you grab at it now, pluck it from root and stem, you will hold not riches but only a reminder of what could have been. Part of your frustration arises from the simmering guilt of wanting to just go it alone. You are, quite frankly, a bit tired of feeling held back by the work of being connected. This month, don’t fight your craving to be a tad selfish - as long as it is the selfishness of healing, of self-care, of tending to your own soil and resting your own tired bones. If you do not hurry for the sake of keeping up with others, you will find you are finally able to grow a garden of your own - at a pace of your own.
Taurus: 10 of Wands
Evolution is rarely a leap. Instead, it is a practice. Growth comes with repetition, and walking with intention more often wears grooves in your path than it breaks new ground. This month, you dearly want to command and control and revolutionize, but you also dearly want to prove how reliable and responsible you are. And there is the key. You gain the undying respect of all when you cannot be swayed from your duties by promises of excitement, when you follow through on what must be done before doing what you want to do. And once you deliver the supplies yet again and patch up that well-worn road one more time, suddenly you will find you are exactly where you wanted to be: at the front, leading the way, implementing new ideas that expand the world, supported by real relationships all around you. And with astonishment, you will look down at your feet and see that you are on the very same road you've always walked - but with grooves just a little bit deeper.
Gemini: XVII The Star
Do not underestimate the power of a wish. It is not the childish act of a naive being. It is all potential dropping down from the heavens, from the ether of the Gods, from the core of creation, and birthing itself into form through you. You. Why do you deny that you can walk this life exactly as you are meant to do? This month, see the light that pours out from you in every moment of every day. Understand that you are made of earth but also of sky, that you are both the receiver and the creator. When you release ownership and ego from what you love, you begin to see that your life is not struggle but union, that the act of being fully present is the key to creating your most beautiful next. What lies before you is nothing short of astonishing. Stop telling yourself it can't be. Close your eyes, and truly feel what you really, really want. That is the womb of everything.
Cancer: 8 of Cups
You have to do it. You have to go. It is no longer about anyone else. It is not about expectations or what you used to be or even what you thought you would be one day. It is time to stop listening to the voices outside and finally hear the one within. Here, in this dark space, where you feel like you might be losing all and could even be losing yourself, you are on the verge of discovering everything. You have awakened to an almost unbearable urge to seek, and in turn you have been gifted with the unbreakable will to find. But first, you must acknowledge that you hear the call, out there where you can't see anything. And then, you must make the choice to follow it. This is not your dreams running away with you, and this is not your heart leading you astray. This is the moment that you wander into the dark and discover a light you had never dared to imagine - and realize that it is not just waiting but reaching out to bring you in.
Leo: Ace of Cups
There are blessings afoot in your life. You may not see them at the moment, and you may even be convinced that they aren't there at all, but abundance and happiness is definitely brewing for you underneath the daily grind. This month, your job is to remain optimistic in the face of transformation. Being realistic does not eliminate the reality of hope - or the value of it. Things change. Truths must be faced. Responsibilities have to be addressed. And despite the way it feels, all of those open the way to beauty, not to decimation. So don't give in to the temptation to only exist among the mundane. Instead, open your heart to life within the divine. There are great gifts to be had, and they are yours if you will simply believe that they are here.
Virgo: X Wheel of Fortune
Change is here. The wheel turns. Nothing will stay the same. And although this is just the moment of beginning, a careful dip of toes into the void, it has you facing a very human truth: The terrifying thing about shedding the old is that you don't know the new where it leads. You know you are ready, and capable, and strong when you have to be. You know that you do not want to stay where you are - or how you are. But once you start this in motion, there is no stopping it, and that sends chills of both excitement and fear down your spine. It is time to face that whether you want it to or not, the skin you wear is too tight - it is going to come off. The one beneath is more beautiful, not less. The world is ready for you despite your doubts about yourself. The universe is waiting for you to step out upon your path. You have to trust now that your courage and your alignment are going to take you not down into the sinking mud but up into the firmament of stars - to your truth, to your life, and to your very own soul.
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Libra: 0 The Fool
It is time to leap - and that means it is time to have faith that leaping is the right thing to do. There comes a point for everyone where even though the destination is unclear, the water murky, and the path hidden away, the inner self knows doubtlessly that your feet are made for walking and your heart is made for hope. This month is truly a new beginning. Pack only what you need - it is surprisingly little - and set out with a free spirit into the waiting world. See every sign through the lens of optimism and every encounter as a bounty of opportunity. Yes, it means you will wander a bit aimlessly, but that is how you discover that road you never knew existed - the one that is meant for you. Embrace the clear dawn that is awakening before you, and then allow it to awaken everything.
Scorpio: Knight of Cups
Some days your emotions are a battering ram, destroying everything before you. And some days they are your weakness, exposing you at every turn. But this month, they are the tools that will build your reality. Instead of creating isolation, they will create connection. Instead of leaving you vulnerable, they will show you where you are strong. This is not about suppressing your heart or hiding behind a gilded shield. This is about reaching inside to know yourself, and then using what you have learned to know your world. You must be fearless in the face of your feelings - both their beauty and their failings - in order to gain your Grail. If you need to, say you are sorry. If you need to, claim you are right. But do it all from a place that seeks union, and not from a place staked alone. You can accomplish so much of the earth today. Do it by being of soul.
Sagittarius: III The Empress
Sometimes the hum beneath your feet is one of uncertainty, or worry, or fear. But this month, the vibration you feel running through your world is so different - because despite the fact you can't see where you're going, you somehow know it's going to be good. There isn't much forward vision, and the actions you take feel more stumbling than smooth, but you still can't shake the feeling that it's all okay. Because you suddenly understand with such clarity that the end is not a death - it is a harvest. And that harvest teaches you everything you have been begging to know, provides all the knowledge you have been seeking, gives you every sustenance you need. Astonishingly, you see the things that you were fighting most are the things that made you grow best. Your boundaries have defined your strength. Your responsibilities have earned you success. Your demolitions have cleared your way. But above all, your love has birthed your perseverance - and has now gained you what you love most. Today, breathe the air above you. Touch the earth around you. Gather up this harvest you have created from your very soul.
Capricorn: 2 of Cups
It is time to ask, why are you divided against yourself? What two halves of your own being are you ready to join in divine union rather than hold in perpetual war? This month, you are ready to learn to honestly love your self - all of it. You are done coping with your flaws through shame or blindness and instead crave to accept your imperfections with kindness. You are exhausted by holding yourself to unreachable standards and want to give your own self the compassion you so freely hand out to others. You are tired of judging your every mistake with brutality and want to understand how to forgive. And you can do all of that and more, because now, for the first time in ages, you feel not perfect but on the verge of feeling whole. The journey you have been on these past months has left you surprisingly knowledgeable about your entire being: what heals you, what hurts you, what supports you, and what pushes you down. And rather than feeling defeated by those discoveries, you are beginning to grasp that they are exactly what make you who you are. Build a bridge not to others right now but to yourself, the parts of yourself that you were hoping to hide away, to banish and disguise. These are not your beasts of your burden. They are what make you wise.
Aquarius: Ace of Swords
The thing about new beginnings is that there is almost always something you bring forward with you from your past. Whether it is skills, support, knowledge, or experience, you are forged by what you have been through - and even when difficult, it has made you capable of being who you now are, and capable of claiming what you are now being offered. Do not hide from your previous selves. Do not deny the sharp, tempered strength of your history. That is exactly what brings you here to this moment of power and renewal. You are not just stepping up to what has finally begun. You are holding your inheritance, and inheritances do not exist without all that has come before. This is the moment you pull the sword from the lake and glimpse who you truly are. This is when you begin the quest for everything that is destined to be yours. This month, as you ride off toward the achievements that await you, honor the depths that have made you.
Pisces: 10 of Cups
Sometimes everything just comes together in perfect harmony, and you get to stand back and enjoy the remarkable view. Well, as strange as it might seem, that time is here. This month, bask in the beauty of your life, the love of your family, and the gift of your friendships. Open your eyes wide, your heart wider, and let that smile of wonderment fill your whole soul. Say a big thank you for the blessings and bounties that you have, and then joyfully share them with everyone around you. Immerse yourself without fear. You found the path to get here, you walked the path to get here, and it is happening because you are now here. This fulfillment is not about the world you find yourself in - it is about the self you find yourself in, at last.