Aries: Ace of Wands
This month is all about you - that is, becoming the next best version of you. You know you are ready to show everyone what you’re really made of, but first you have to let yourself know that too. There is more than fire flowing through those veins of yours, and right now you have a unique chance to dive into a fuller experience of your self-perception, your perception of the world around you, and how the two can come together to manifest everything you’re dreaming of. Don’t write off those crazy visions - swim in them. Plant them. Light them up. You are being given a chance to learn how balance your inner uncertainties and your outer flares against your actual potential, and if you succeed, you will find the power of pure creation in your very own hands.
Taurus: Queen of Pentacles
You feel incredibly yourself this month, and strangely enough it is not because the world is anything much of what you recognize. Instead, your comfortability comes from deep inside your very own soul. Take time to enjoy the perfection that somehow continues to unfold around you and beneath your newly stable feet. This moment is not so much about having reached a pinnacle as it is about recognizing that life is good right here on the mountainside, with miles behind you and so many miles yet to go. When you know you deserve what you have, that you are who you are supposed to be and doing what you are meant to do, every step is contentment and every path makes sense. Accept the bounty of it all, and more importantly, accept there will be more.
Gemini: 5 of Wands
You may find that your emotions get the best of you a little too easily right now, and when they don’t, your mind gets a turn to run away with you. It’s important to remember that none of the frustration you are feeling now actually rises to the level of an emergency, and none of it deserves to be amplified into one. As hard as it is, this is the month to practice biting your tongue, holding back, and even simply turning away. Don’t be egged on into actions that you will regret, and don’t be prodded into pulling out a bigger weapon than you really need. Small annoyances shouldn’t be given the honor of engaging with light like yours - no matter how unlit your spirit feels right now. Instead, try to find quiet, familiar rituals to fill your time, and let the discord dissipate all on its own.
Cancer: Ace of Cups
Well guess whose turn it is to be happy, to be fulfilled, to pretty much have it all? If you can let go of the idea of ownership and instead embrace the idea of flow, you are going to have a month filled with real bliss and real bounty. Trust that this abundance isn’t a mistake, not a gift accidentally delivered to the wrong person. Release your doubt that you deserve it and your fear that it won’t last. The Universe is literally pouring out your dreams from hopeful vision and right into form, and it is time for you to drink deep. This is no error. You have done so much work to get to this moment, body and soul. You have looked into the mirror of your existence to find the truths of it. You have walked the depths knowing that it was the only way to find your light. And you did find it, and now this is your actual life. Believe it - then allow yourself to live it.
Leo: 4 of Wands
You’re going to have to step into and also out of your comfort zone this month. On the one hand, the social events you find yourself a part of are going to feel like exactly what you are made for, and your pure joy, open heart, and charisma are going to allow for some truly stellar times right now. On the other hand, you are going to realize with a jolt that these are not casual gatherings and surface moments of fun you were expecting - you are going to be diving into your most connected, emotional places at every turn. This isn’t a bad thing. It is just that hanging out with your favorite friends and family is going to be a deeper experience than you might have bargained for. Don’t shy away from feeling all the feels and truly seeing all the beauty inherent in your vibrant life. Your nostalgia and sentimentality around both is not about sadness. It is about seeing clearly how good everything you have really is - and loving it to full capacity.
Virgo: 3 of Pentacles
You have always appreciated the beauty of hard work. This month you get to see the beauty of what aligned work can bring. Don’t hesitate to ask for what you need to make your dreams real, because right now, you will get every bit of it. Whether financial, spiritual, or practical, you have people ready to support you and situations opening that are the perfect fit. And know that this isn’t some some glitch in the Universal system that’s allowing this all to flow to you. You have reached a new level of understanding of who you really are and what your calling really is, which would never have happened if you hadn’t spent time digging, planting, and tending to your quest. You’ve earned this moment, and you’ve also earned the right to make the most of it. Accept that your task list isn’t about to settle down - it’s about to take off. You are finally able to manifest the goals you’ve had for ages. This is exactly the kind of busy you were made for.
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Libra: XIX The Sun
At last you begin to understand that the ocean you have been lost in was not about drowning - it was about learning to truly live. This month, the connections you have made with your own soul are finally manifesting into your connection with the world, and everything begins to shift into the utter beauty it was always meant to be - the beauty of your full light, unencumbered, unmasked, completely unveiled. There is no longer any need to keep yourself from shining. Your path led you right through the places you were afraid to see, right through the heart of your fears, and you followed it anyway. And now here you are, free of the tangled underbrush and thorned shadows, not because you were rescued but because you cut your own way through with your very own hands. Stand here in the sun and feel its warmth upon your skin, breathe deep, and radiate you.
Scorpio: Ace of Swords
It’s time to get clear on what no longer serves you and then get clear on letting it completely go. This isn’t loss. This is your chance to be free of cords that have been binding you for your whole life, if not lifetimes. You have inherited things of great beauty, gifts that strengthen you and show the world your worth and reputation. But you have also allowed yourself to carry weights that are not really your burdens and circumstances that are not really yours to unfold. Now is your chance to pick up the truth of your own self, not of others - and to wield the truth of your own path, not of theirs. This, at last, is the moment you have been preparing for, the moment when you claim your place and claim your power and claim your individual soul. When you claim you. No matter what doubts you have about your readiness, you are so, so ready for it all.
Sagittarius: 4 of Cups
You prefer when the energy around you is vibrant and adventurous, or at least fun. Unfortunately, you find yourself a bit weighed down by your very own other side - the side that seeks to know the meaning of things, to know the deeper truths of your soul, to understand the nature of beauty in the world and why it is often so fleeting. As much as you want to leave these - for you - more melancholy thoughts behind, you will actually gain great worth from looking closely at them. Your willingness to explore is one of your great strengths, and that spirit of discovery should not be limited to the physical or even academic world. This month, don’t look for escape - dive in and explore yourself. The more you know about what causes your discontent, the more you know about what heals you, lifts you, and most brilliantly creates you.
Capricorn: 8 of Cups
Wandering is not your strong suit, and neither is wanting indefinable things. But this month you are faced with the need to acknowledge that, with permission or not, both have taken hold. Despite your natural conviction that ambition is best fed by practicality, it is time to make room for the strange idea that perhaps the goals you seek are not going to be accomplished through pure planning and that answers to the uncomfortable longings you feel will not be found on any map you know. Despite the unreliability of dreams, you realize you have dreams you wish you could pursue. Despite the lack of logic in the Sacred, you realize you have ethereal visions you crave to explore. Don’t fret. Simply make a sensible plan for what you will do when you get back from whatever un-sensible place you are going. And then - let go and go.
Aquarius: XX Judgment
Moving up to the next level is natural for you. Pushing past the status quo, seeing the waves of the future, staying unattached to the ever-changing world - no big deal at all. But finding yourself having to wait patiently for the next best thing? That is not just infuriating. It is terrifying. Why? Because when you are forced to stand still, you are forced to connect. You are forced to see what your life is really made of, with all of its messy emotions and beauty and earth-bound love. This month, you are being asked not to climb to the stars but dive to the depths, to the places where transformation is not found in flight but in flow, not in vast humanity but in truly personal community. In this moment, your elevation won’t be found in escape to the cosmos. It exists in your own flesh and bones - and the soul that resides in there, not out there.
Pisces: 10 of Wands
Being fully yourself can be hard work for you. It isn’t because you have trouble connecting or because you are afraid of being seen. It is because when you are you, people realize what you are capable of - and then they want you. They want you to help them see the unseeable with your vision. They want you to fill their struggling souls with your compassion. They want you to carry them to the places they don’t know how to go. And before you realize it, you find yourself weighed down with the burden of simply being you out in a world that you don’t quite know how to say no to. This month, be sure to finish up the promises you have committed to, but then give yourself permission to not promise even more. Humanity will survive without you for a few minutes - but you will struggle to survive if you keep picking up everyone else instead of taking time to pick up you.