Aries: King of Swords
The way you think matters. It can be the difference between manifestation and collapse. It can be the doorway to your ultimate bliss or the mirror of all you fear. The mind is a tool, and like any other, it takes practice and patience to use it well. But oh the gifts it brings when mastered: Communication that speaks your truth, planning that lays brilliant foundations, information that provides solutions to every obstacle in your path. This month, you understand the immense power of your mind, and you have the capability and authority to put your knowledge into form. So don't act on impulse. Calculate carefully how each step you take will further your kingdom and serve your purpose. Your highest purpose. Because that is what your thinking mind is here to do - and what you are to do with it.
Taurus: X Wheel of Fortune
It is difficult to work on your future when you aren't quite sure what that future is. You sense your preferred direction, but you have no idea what the details might be. You can see the road, but you have absolutely no idea where it leads. Don't get caught up in knowing. Get caught up in the change. Get caught up in the beautiful spin of existence, in the play of moons and suns and planets, in the shift of seasons and the shifting of your very own life. Take in the truth that you have taken in something bigger than lists and blueprints and plans. The universe will unwind it for you, and your highest self will lead the way. Portals take you through - and have no doubt that this one did - yet they don't provide a map of what is on the other side. It is now time to trust the wide-open compass of your very own soul.
Gemini: 4 of Cups
Reverie has a powerful hold on you today, but open your heart to what lies ahead now. You finally understand a deep truth: Things are no longer what they once were. And the weight of that understanding is a messy pond of nostalgia, sadness, sentimentality, beauty, and hope. What you love most has been revealed by your past, and if you allow that knowledge to transform you instead of trap you, that love can be the soft call that pulls you forward to your greatest future. Pour the still waters of starlit night over yourself and feel the cool, quiet universe break the spell of what was. Say goodbye, and do not hide the offering of your tears. These are the sacred potions that give you passage to your soul.
Cancer: 9 of Wands
This month feels like holding your breath underwater - right to the edge of no more. You can feel yourself fighting down panic and lecturing yourself to stay calm, to last just a few more minutes in this place of anxiety rather than adrenaline. Whatever you do, don't quit now. This is the last heave of a dying paradigm that serves you no more, and your life - your big, real, authentic life - is waiting on the other side. Every step you take forward is an act of defiance. Every glimmer of hope you grasp onto strikes a blow. Your strength and perseverance is not imaginary, surprising though that may be. You haven't given up, you haven't collapsed in, and you are not going to be defeated now. Everything - everything - is about to change. You are moments from hitting the surface and gulping air that will not just refill your lungs but will validate every last bit of what you've been through. You. Are. Almost. There.
Leo: 9 of Cups
When you have put in the time and the effort to do things the right way, the rewards come flowing in. Sure, there's prosperity, but it isn't just about the money. All that striving for perfection and holding onto integrity and treating people well has a much farther reach than that. Your willingness to transform despite the struggle of it will gain respect, admiration, and true success - and this month, though you are very much focused on yourself, your additional ability to talk openly about the ups and downs of your path will help others gain the courage to navigate their own. So don't take shortcuts and don't shortchange anybody. Your road is leading to grand and very pleasing places, not to mention pocketfuls of gold . Do the extra work and get there the right way so that you can have the benefit of truly right results.
Virgo: XIX The Sun
Hello, and welcome. Yes, those are flowers blooming at your feet. And of course that's a bluebird on your shoulder singing joyfully in your ear. Happiness? Success? Friendship? Yes, yes, yes, and more. This month, you will see just how wonderful your life really has been, is, and can be. It is safe to put away the doubt and the worry and embrace the day. Open your arms wide - even wider than that - and let it all in. The universe is adoring you, the divine is smiling upon you, and your highest self is radiating through you. So take it all in and shine it all right back out, because you not only stand in the sun now - you are the sun now. And there is just no reason to hold back that kind of beautiful, beautiful light.
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Libra: Knight of Pentacles
You really do possess what you physically need to manifest your vision; however, you are just at the start of it all, and it will do you no good to ignore the world of experience around you. You have seed, but you need someone to teach you how best to scatter it. You have land, but you need community to help you tend the expanse. The excitement - and power - of standing at the beginning of something great must not overtake your willingness to accept the assistance of those who know this landscape so well. And yes, that means that if you are to create the full bounty you know is coming, you must take action from your own places of strength, but you must also sacrifice some control to those who still know even more. This is not a sign of lack. It is a gift of exponential gain.
Scorpio: 6 of Wands
You are capable of victory this month. The question is, what are you going to do with it? When you are the victor, you are faced with choices about how to use your power as well as what kind of person you truly want to be remembered as. The bright glow of the winner is a powerful tool, and you will be able to influence both individuals and community with it. Just remember that this is your opportunity to write your history. What you do today will reflect how you are perceived tomorrow. You have huge potentiality opening before you now because of the evolutions you have created through your right action. So continue them. Be humble and open your spirit. Integrate the beauty of your soul-guided leadership into your very core. These are the keys to gaining the circle of support you have been seeking - the unbreakable one.
Sagittarius: 8 of Cups
This month, you understand what the future holds, and your heart just isn't in it. It's not because you don't want what's out there. You actually know quite assuredly that there is great beauty ahead. This angst is because you see so clearly what you must leave behind. Strengthen your spirit and care gently for your heart, for you have come to a moment of faith. The sweetnesses of the life you have known will not vanish. The love that surrounds you is eternal and will not disappear. But the shift that has opened cannot be ignored, and the pieces of yourself and of your life that are fading must now be honored and left here so you may follow your sacred call out there. Though your feet may feel heavy, it is time step softly out upon your path - and to know how closely you are being guided every moment of the way.
Capricorn: 9 of Pentacles
All the best pieces are solidly in place this month: prosperity, security, abundance, contentment, satisfaction. You have earned this time to relax. Enjoy it. Reflect upon the work that brought you here. Send gratitude out to those that helped you along the way. Appreciate the life you have made for yourself. There is still a bit to be done, but for now, rest in the knowledge that not only foundations but estates have been carefully - and beautifully - built by your hands. What potential remains when so much is already in place? This: Keep those physical blessings connected to your spiritual self, and your daily creations will become legacies being born.
Aquarius: IX The Hermit
Your personal evolution serves a purpose, and as tempting as it may be at times, it is not so that you can forever hide away on a mountain top. There are instead two sides to this journey. To create real change within your own world, yes, embrace the silences you find for yourself. A true understanding of this life lies within those rare, quiet spaces. And then, to create real change in the whole world, share what you learn - but quietly and without fanfare. Point the way to the path, and then leave room for others to find their own way. This month, your desire to discover the deeper truths is not for you alone. It is instead your task to be of service to anyone who recognizes your worth - and then knows enough to ask.
Pisces: V The Heirophant
There is no intermediary needed now - you have a direct line of access to Spirit, and Spirit is talking right back. The channels of knowledge are wide open, so use them. You are the connection between physical and ethereal, the mediator between human body and human soul. Today you need to live and act in the real world while honoring the responsibility of being the voice of the Sacred on earth. And this is certainly not only for your benefit. Everyone can gain from the knowledge you have access to and from the wisdom you can share. You see clearly that everything in our reality is an expression of the Divine, from the soil beneath our feet to the stars above our heads. And this month, in big ways or small, you also understand how to express that truth to others. So step up and connect up. Lead by example, listen well, and honor your link with the Universe.