Aries: 9 of Wands
This month, things don't move nearly as fast as you want them to. In fact, the slow march of time - with so little discernible progress - may have you feeling tempted to throw in the towel altogether. Don't. Just because you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel yet doesn't mean it's not there. Your sights are set so far ahead right now that living in the moment is especially difficult, and appreciating your steady movement is almost impossible. But have no doubt, it is happening, and you are making very important (if seemingly imperceptible) advancements towards those futuristic visions. So don't let go of your goals, and don't abandon this path you have set out upon. You truly are headed where you want to go, but right now your faith in that is as important as your perseverance.
Taurus: 9 of Pentacles
Sometimes secrets destroy us. But sometimes they set us free. This month, hidden knowledge becomes public domain, and the weight that it lifts from your shoulders is nothing short of miraculous. When you see yourself and others so clearly, you are no longer beholden to the knots and bindings of secrets and lies. The past sheds in the strength of the present. Taking off masks at last allows you to be you at last, and that means you can have what you want at last. You have worked hard for this moment. You have labored and tended and sought and found. You have watered the land with your own tears and brought forth the sun with your petitions, and now you stand at the gates of truly beautiful manifestation. Do not mistake this harvest for blight. This is a root that has fed upon truth and is now ready to bring truth's full bounty to bear.
Gemini: 3 of Swords
Sometimes sorrow finds you in the midst of all that should be happiness, and the wounds of your heart seem overwhelming. There is one thing only to remember in that moment, one thing only that matters: You are not alone. You stand surrounded by your ancestors, your circles, and your guides. You stand surrounded by others who have had their feet in the same ancient and worn prints as you do now and who so truly understand. And you stand surrounded by endless, inexhaustible divine love. These piercings of your heart are not events of solitude. They are hands reaching out to hold you and tears joining your own in compassion. These are the oh so human reminders that life is precious and brittle and split wide open and indescribably sacred. This month, accept wholly the gifts of all who can heal, for they are being offered to you. Place your hands upon your aching spirit - and let others place theirs too.
Cancer: 6 of Pentacles
Things may not be moving fast this month, but they are moving well. If you get quiet and tune in, you will notice that the small things you are doing really do matter, and that the people around you really do appreciate it. There isn't any fanfare, and there isn't any glory. There is hardly even feedback. But there are small glances, grateful nods, and relieved sighs with every helpful gesture you manage to make. You are creating your life with every generosity you show, and you are casting spells with every kindness. And while you may not fully understand how important all of this is right now, the Universe does. You are opening the doors to your future self by simply opening your heart and your hands.
Leo: Page of Swords
It is one thing to pick up the sword. It is completely another to know how to use it and what to use it for. Your vision is now turned toward perfecting yourself, as it should be, for it is a great service to the universe to truly know your own mind. Just remember, as you discover your highest truth, do not fall into the trap of arrogance that your truth is true for everyone. Because even though you may be feeling a bit disconnected from the flow of others this month, your singular focus will be returning to the whole soon enough - and when that happens, you will not want to gain power by wielding a weapon. You will want to earn respect by sharing what you have learned and then being willing to learn even more.
Virgo: 8 of Wands
You are not alone. Right now everyone is a little tired of feeling pushed around by life and by circumstance. But this month, all of that changes. The tide has finally turned, and the time to reclaim your sense of self direction has arrived. All of that diving in and analysis and deep discovery, though exhausting, has been very useful, and now you get to put everything you've learned into action. And oh what amazing things you can do. Do not hesitate and do not hold back. This is the moment when you finally get to speak your truth and create your world, and the only limits are the doubts in your own head. So find your fire to burn those away, and then light your life up with pure soul.
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Libra: IX The Hermit
Though not the most social of times, this month brings you the opportunity to find deeper truths - and once found, to share them with others who seek them too. Begin to grasp that you are not lost or alone but that, instead, you are eternally present and connected to everything. The wisdom you attain now through contemplation - and, yes, separation - will be a beacon to your heart and also to those who are finding their own way. Share what you learn, but gently and without fanfare. Point the way to the path, and then leave room for them to find their own way. And most of all, embrace the silences you find for yourself. The sacred understanding you crave and you seek lies within the most quiet of spaces.
Scorpio: XVII The Star
Power is a terrifying experience right now, whether someone else's or your own, and so very few are feeling confident when faced with it or carrying it in these times. But no matter what you see before you, you must reach up higher and grasp what is above you, and pull it down within you, and share it fearlessly without. It is no longer about how you are seen by others but instead about how you see yourself - because even when everything seems set against you, your Divine truth still remains, and your path, and your plan, and your purpose. So reveal your real, real self. Believe that you can change your world and everyone else's too. Your light may be the very thing that returns faith to someone doubting their own shine - and that will definitely return your own faith in yourself.
Sagittarius: X Wheel of Fortune
Life has lots of ups and downs, and you simply can't control all of them. But what you can control is how you react and what you do about it. This month, you have a choice to make: Will you be flung helplessly around the perimeter of change; or will you take your place at the center with your feet firmly on solid ground? If you know yourself, if you know your own soul, then you have an unwavering foundation upon which to stand and from which to observe all that spins endlessly around you. Do not be afraid of life's rotations. Instead, find your way to the hub of it all and let it turn around you. Be the axis, not the wheel. Because things really are looking up, but you have to have the right perspective to see it.
Capricorn: 10 of Cups
For the first time in a while, the physical world feels solid and dependable and even like the beneficent provider you want it to be. And the true benefit of this moment of comfortability is not bounty or riches or estate, but the freedom to intentionally move into spiritual spaces. You have the incredible luxury of stepping away from necessity and exploring your world in other ways - soul, beauty, creation, and the vast and unimaginable future itself. This month, open yourself up to love, humanity, and expansion, and then let all of it connect you up to the things that are so much bigger than yourself alone.
Aquarius: Queen of Wands
There is incredible gain in living as your unapologetic divine self rather than as the image of expectation, and there is great power and freedom in being able to walk out into the world wholly as yourself. This month, as you find yourself in undeniable spaces of physicality and boundary while somehow floating in an ocean of no boundaries at all, understand the pure creative power of your very own existence. Grasp the strength of your pure will. Claim the truth of your individual soul and the path it is declaring before you with fire and vibrancy and pulsing life. In other words, let the real, true you be seen. This is the right time to get things done in the right way, and you have the power and resources - both inner and outer - to create results.
Pisces: 4 of Cups
Striving towards your vision is very different than gazing wistfully upon someone else's. There are amazing gifts out there all around you, being offered freely and with great love, but if you don't bother to raise your head then you surely won't bother to see them. This month, hit a spiritual reset and fill yourself with gratefulness for your personal world. Embrace your abundances, and see any lack for what it truly is: motivation to keep walking your path. Acknowledge that where you sit now is not where you will always be unless you make that choice by your own hand, because the Universe has everything you need and is trying to hand it right to you. Choose to lift your eyes up, open your arms up, and let every last bit of it in.