Aries: 6 of Cups
It’s not like you to be caught up in sentimentality, but for some reason you are particularly triggered this month by what is resurfacing. These unexpected dives into your past selves are not meant to throw you into discontent. They are actually gateways to accessing your future. You can see clearly now the things that have made you happy and the things that haven’t, the places you felt connected to and the ones that made you feel alone, the experiences that elevated you and the ones that manifested your downward spirals. If you use this frustrating nostalgia to evaluate what makes you feel the way you want to feel, you will begin to see a way forward into a life that you can truly love. Push through your natural tendency to use action for distraction and sit with the soul senses that flood you now. It will be worth the discomfort to find that incredibly useful wisdom waiting within.
Taurus: V The Hierophant
This month, you finally feel yourself again. After what seems like ages of being uncomfortable in your own skin, you are beginning to realize that you are actually becoming a little more adjusted to who you are and where you find yourself at the moment - and that small but incredibly significant shift changes everything. Now that your mind isn’t struggling to decipher your entire world and your body is returning to balance, you discover that you are able to access the visions deep within you, and they are somehow reflections of the entire Universe above. It turns out that those whispers are not nonsensical imaginings after all. You have a direct connection to the sacred and the ability to pull it right back down to Earth. It’s time to manifest what you want by holding space for both your human and divine self - and walking whole.
Gemini: 3 of Cups
Don’t just be social - be social with the ones you truly love. It is always fun to be surrounded by new experiences and new groups of people, and you will gain a great deal right now by reaching out into the world to play with both. But that exploration will be even more valuable if you remember to weave in intentional moments with your most connected circle. The vague and uncharacteristic isolation you have been struggling with is beginning to break open, and although you are glad for it, your skin is still a bit tender from your latest shed. Embrace the return to your natural engagement, but soften it with lots of gentle time surrounded by those you trust most, the ones who understand what you have left behind and what you are tentatively reaching out to create. They are the ones who will remind you how welcome you are and help you feel supported in every way.
Cancer: XIV Temperance
There is a fine line between stagnation and incubation, between destruction and alchemy. Each can easily be mistaken for the other, and when it is, the truth that you are transforming can be lost in a tangle of fear, doubt, and anxiety. It’s time to release yourself from the frozen holding pattern you have found yourself in and melt away the ice of apprehension over what is ahead. What if what is coming is everything you’ve wanted? What if you are at this tipping point not because you are about to lose everything but because you are in perfect alignment to gain it all? Trust that you are in balance. Trust that you have mastered the skills you need, and acknowledge the gentle support from the Universe that has shown up again and again and again. You have become brilliantly conscious of what holds you back from taking action, and that is the pivotal step to not being held back anymore.
Leo: 10 of Wands
As much as you want to be happy about the successes happening around you, you can’t help but feel hurt by the fact that no one is offering to lighten your load - in fact, that no one even seems to notice you are carrying so much on your own at all. You want evolved community as much as anyone, but you don’t particularly like that it seems to have come at the expense of being acknowledged for your gifts and what feels like your solitary labor. Take a moment to lift your head from your obligations. You will discover you are actually still surrounded by your very loving circle and that they are all simply trying to push through their own tasks too. This month calls for you to complete your individual work so that you can rejoin your life renewed and with wide open arms. You are almost there, and that weight will come off your shoulders as soon as you push through to where you can finally lay your burdens down.
Virgo: 10 of Swords
This month you are being asked to change a lot, and in ways that might make you feel awfully ungrounded and awfully unsure. It’s important to believe that it is truly for the better. When things unquestionably can’t be fixed, it does no good to wish they could, or worse, to keep damaging your own self by trying. You are not losing anything - because in your heart you know it’s already gone. There is a whole brilliant life waiting for you on the other side of this moment, past these endings and past the fear of what might then begin. If you can simply acknowledge your anxiety rather than live in it, and if you can keep moving forward in spite of it, then by the end of the month you will find yourself utterly free of struggles that have been hanging over you for months, if not years. Don’t look back. It’s time start becoming who you know you are meant to be.
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Libra: 0 The Fool
Ah, look at you setting off into your life footloose and fancy-free. Don’t worry - this isn’t some naive foray into an unexpectedly dangerous land. You have actually earned your right to follow your dreams, to trust your instincts, to seek your fortune in the world. Your past journeys have taken you deep into the void, and you learned what was hidden in your own internal spaces. You shed, and you grew, and then you shed again, and you intentionally walked through the dark because you knew that was the path to discovering your true light. Those were not the wanderings of a lost soul - they were the quest to find one. To find yours. And here you are, out in the golden sun, more whole than you have been in ages, and ready to take a leap of faith towards everything. You may feel unsure about wishing to have it all, but right now there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, right now, you may actually be able to get it.
Scorpio: XX Judgement
This month, you may find yourself being hard on yourself for not being more free, more open, more optimistic about your circumstances. But that isn’t what you are called to be right now. There is a gate open before you, and if you want to go through it, you are going to have to decide what is really worth taking along - and the daunting task of leaving the old behind is not necessarily conducive to being light-hearted. It doesn’t mean there are no good times to be had now, but it also means you may feel distracted instead of engaged with your social situations and always thinking about something a bit serious beneath your smile. You can’t shake the understanding that there are just some things here that don’t serve you anymore, and whether it is people, situations, or circumstances, you know that if you want to get to your next level, you have to let go. But oh, that next level is so, so good, and it’s time to trust that cleaning out your spiritual closet will make room for so much more.
Sagittarius: 7 of Wands
You don’t have any problem taking the high road, but this month you are being asked to stop there and stand your ground. As much as you want to keep everyone happy, you are becoming very aware that everyone also includes you, and that your constant sacrifices for the sake of all those around you - most of whom you really love - have come dangerously close to putting you in the position of living their vision of life instead of your own. It is possible to serve community beautifully without losing your own unique self, and, in fact, your individuality is what creates a stronger whole. Continue to be kind to those who tell you how you should be, thank them for their ideas about what matters, and show compassion for the fears that have them bound. Then free yourself from it all and hold your torch high for the world to see - and to light up your very own way.
Capricorn: The Hanged Man
You feel perfectly comfortable with slow preparation, with solid planning, and with taking things step by step. But even you are feeling tested by the lack of movement you keep coming up against right now. Unfortunately, your struggle to force some sort of motion will get you nowhere. As strange as it seems, if you truly want to change things, then you need to sit down and sit still. Something that you are striving for isn’t quite yet in alignment, and the only way it will become so is to let the Universe catch up with you - or vice versa - and you simply have no control over that. But much more importantly, you need to access the last pieces of information that will suddenly allow everything to break free, and those secrets are hidden away in places that can only be found by sacrificing your timeline upon the altar of Sacred time. Don’t worry, you won’t have to be patient for long. But you do have to prove you can be patient.
Aquarius: Ace of Cups
In the center of a world full of worry and strife, you suddenly find that you are the one who can actually bring hope back into the hearts and souls of everyone around you. There is a power about you now, and your presence isn’t just pleasant - it can truly make a difference in how people feel about themselves, about their community, about almost anything. It is badly needed, and it is incredibly important that you share. This month, pay it forward. Make random acts of kindness your motto. Spend time giving back to anyone who even hints they need a smile or a moment of your time. It doesn’t matter if you fit in, or look hip, or have your life all figured out. You are ready to heal not just yourself but humanity, and strangely enough - or naturally enough - you really, truly can.
Pisces: 5 of Pentacles
The feeling that you have been left on your own to make it through your struggles can be overwhelming this month, and it is exacerbated by a sense that maybe no one can relate to you at all. In truth, you have every resource you need to not just succeed but to feel fully supported while doing so. But if you don’t lift your eyes from the ground, you won’t see the sun that is shining right upon you. Yes, your life is different than you’d imagined it would be when you first put these roots in the earth, when you had only vision instead of actual results to evaluate, but know that you have not been abandoned or left barren. This is about exposure. You have been shown the truth, and once you have truth, you can create the structure and circle that is everything you deserve to manifest at last.