Aries: 3 of Wands
Every action matters this month. Your current ability to take the steps from A to B to C is uncanny, and to top it off, you have the drive to move through each one with surety. But don’t mistake checking off tasks for finishing the job. This is about the long-term, and right now, if you can combine your fiery enthusiasm with saint-like patience, you are going to be able to harvest every one of your dearest dreams. So if you can’t let go of your hunger for instant gratification, then funnel it into the minutia of preparation for future success. Attack your here-and-now tiny to-dos like they are the key to your one-day giant triumphs. Because they are, and once you dig out from under them and gain the wider view, you are going to understand why doing things down to the details matters so much in gaining the biggest picture of all.
Taurus: XIV Temperance
Taking on the quest to heal oneself is so important. But this month it is even bigger than that - it is about sharing what you have learned with those who also need to heal. Your wounds were not created in a vacuum, and others need to see that neither were theirs. Your friends, your family, your loves carry the same hurts of human existence as you do, and if you are finding your way through them and becoming more divine because of them - and you are - they want to know it and know how. It is time to fully claim the depth of your experience. Step up to the call to turn your spirit from lead into gold, to truly heal yourself body and soul. And then honor the call to reach out your hand and show someone else the way.
Gemini: 4 of Pentacles
You are ready for some real stability, for the predictability of knowing what’s what for a change. The only problem is that you are willing to turn away from the needs you see around you in order to keep that peace that you so hungrily want for yourself. It isn’t that you don’t care. It’s more that you are tired of caring so much, and the chance for some fully grounded time that holds a bit of isolation and no interruption to your own plans holds quite a bit of sway. Yes, that will indeed be very useful in small doses this month, but you must remember that you will not thrive in the long-term if you deny yourself or others at least some access to your resources. You need to trust you will not lose yourself if you loosen your grip. Real footing comes from knowing that there is somehow always enough.
Cancer: 10 of Wands
When you find your path and walk it, sure, there are amazing, incalculable rewards - but there is also straightforward work to be done. This month, don’t focus on glamor. Get up, get out there, and take care of the mundane business of being a success. All of that divine existence you strive for comes from the solid foundation beneath your feet, and it needs tending and continuous feeding to stay functioning and strong and to support all you do. So instead of fighting against it, celebrate what your groundwork provides and what keeping it up can bring. Your hard work is a truly sacred offering to the Universe, a daily prayer that speaks to your intention. Gratefully allow it to be that and carry on.
Leo: 7 of Wands
The road is bumpy this month. It seems like obstacles are thrown up no matter which way you turn, and those around you are challenging your convictions - or even your soul. But it is important to hold your ground and not give in. You need to do what is right and walk the path you know is right. You must not turn away from what needs to be said or done in favor of what is comfortable. This is not about ego - this is about knowing what your high road is and, despite all frustration, taking it. So before you react, check in. Resolutely confront any inner conflicts between your head, heart, and conscience. Get yourself in alignment with your moral compass. Then set your priorities and stay your course.
Virgo: 6 of Swords
You have so much work to do. And you also have so many ideas about the work you want to do, could do, might do. This month, your head will tell you that so much needs to happen; yet when evening hits, you may discover there is nothing substantial to show. Don’t fight this frustrating flow. Instead, go with it. Choose one or two tasks that must get done, and as you work on completing them wholeheartedly, allow your mind to wander and your lists to grow - but just write them down for later and keep rowing towards what you have chosen to finish up for now. There truly has been a shift towards calmer waters, but of course you are caught in some last waves as you strike out for the life you are ready for. Let your head do what it will, and then ignore its chatter and put your body to work one strong stroke at a time.
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Libra: 8 of Swords
You’ve done the work of finding your dark corners. This month, do the work of finding your way out of them. It is time to stop hiding away your beautifully multifaceted soul and to show everyone who you really are - to show yourself who you really are. Hiding those less comfortable parts of you away may feel like self-protection, but it is actually keeping you in isolation from those who would gladly love every single bit of you, unconditionally. By not allowing yourself to walk whole, by imprisoning your totality, you are holding yourself back from the fascinating soul connections you are actually capable of. It is time for your shadows to utterly change you - and for you to release their power utterly into your life.
Scorpio: Queen of Pentacles
There is earth beneath your feet now, the kind that grows the riches of the world. And it is yours. The intentions you have in your heart will flow through your hands into all the work you do, and the deep integrity of your actions will be the food of prosperity. You have enough for everyone now, and you have everything you could want for yourself. So be noble with your abundances. Be grateful for their enrichment of your own life, and share them with all those around you. Wield your oh so practical sensibilities with care and kindness, and by doing so, watch your garden grow without bounds. Your life is beautiful, and your foundations are strong. This is no accident of fate - it is of your own creation, and this is exactly where you belong.
Sagittarius: VII The Chariot
There is no hiding from the truth this month. You know what is right and what isn’t. You know that your actions display the workings of your soul. And you know that it is time to pick up the tasks at hand and get to work. It’s not just about taking care of business. It’s about taking care of your life and doing what needs to be done - because that’s what needs to be done. It may not be a time for fun and games but it is a time that is going to make a difference. You’ll be too focused now to notice, but soon, you are going to see how much you carried and how much you built, and all with your own two hands. So step up to real life and do real things. Your ability - and your authenticity - runs from spirit to bone, and your no-nonsense use of both is what will make your world into not just what you want but into what it needs to be.
Capricorn: 5 of Cups
Things won’t be going perfectly this month, but that doesn’t have to ruin everything. There is still plenty of good stuff to go around if you can just get up the willpower to find it. It’s easy to forget how nice your life is when you drop your favorite cup or burn your dinner or the washing machine breaks again - but did you stop to consider that now you can pull out the good china, eat ice cream instead of broccoli, or skip the laundry for the day? You have a great deal to be thankful for and a great deal at your disposal. Turn around. Look up. It’s time to leave the spilled milk behind you and open up the wine.
Aquarius: 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. The revelations you have today about how your words have affected others, how your actions have brought about the road you now stand upon, are not vague and interesting bits of sentience. These are the foundation, the building blocks, of everything you most dearly desire - of your Grail. So have gratitude, and then move firmly towards 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.
Pisces: 0 The Fool
The gifts are opened, the parties are over, and the next chapter has officially begun. After a year of cleaning out everything you no longer need and being forced to reevaluate what really matters, you have a new sense of purpose waking up within you - and today it is time to leap off the cliff and straight into your waiting life. No, you may not be sure what it holds, but you know it is better than what you’ve put behind you, and that thought alone fills your heart with hope and your spirit with happiness. You are not the same person you were, and although there is always a bit of nostalgia attached to the past, your growth has opened up amazing new potential that is unfolding right now, right before you, with every single step you take.