Aries: VIII of Cups
It isn’t comfortable for you to wander in unfamiliar spaces - well, at least not those made up of things like thought and soul, that ask you to put aside your singular quest to conquer your life and which ask you to explore your life instead. But this month, you are being called to listen to the voice that comes from within. You already know you have the courage to lead the way, and now it is finally time to find the courage to follow your heart. Though you may be unaccustomed to trusting this part of yourself, doing so will lead you to places you have been hoping to find for so long - and the strange journey there will absolutely be worth the dive you are being asked to make into the unknown.
Taurus: IV of Swords
Sometimes moving forward is simply a matter of putting one foot in front of the other. But lately, every foot you put down sinks into a bottomless well, and every step you take seems to tangle you more deeply into situations you don’t quite understand how to unravel. It is time to stop moving and not just sit but sit still. Right now you will gain nothing from struggling ahead and everything from carefully planning what your next road traveled will be. You have been through enough mud to know that you are ready for an easier path, or at least one that makes sense. The only way you are going to find it is to truly allow yourself to rest, contemplate where you want to go, and thoughtfully align yourself with the most effective ways to get there.
Gemini: X Wheel of Fortune
This month you are being asked to walk right into your soul. And while that act in and of itself doesn’t intimidate you, the realization that you need to turn the knowledge you find there into information you can use in your everyday life is a more daunting task. Everything is changing around you now, and even when change is good, it requires insight and self-knowledge to navigate through to the end result you want to achieve. Try not to get caught up in the spinning peripheries and instead aim for the calm center of these deep reflective places, where you can see more clearly as you step intentionally into this current re-creation of your life. You may feel like a victim of circumstance, but you are becoming the master of them - and of yourself.
Cancer: VII of Swords
You can talk yourself into a great deal right now - but that doesn’t mean that you are talking yourself into the truth. Don’t let your self-doubt cascade into decisions that are self-deception. You may feel like shortcuts will save you, but this month they will trap you instead, and the temptation to sneak into forbidden spaces and take what you think you need will leave you with full hands but a very empty heart. Instead, sneak into the places within yourself that you have been avoiding for so long, and get honest about why you think only someone else can provide your worth and bounty. Once you uncover that, you will finally be able to claim the brilliance which was always completely yours.
Leo: XII The Hanged Man
Bravado and shine usually get you where you want to go, but this month you will have trouble shining that light out into the world quite so easily - and you may feel frustrated at the lack of action you are able to take because of it. But right now it isn’t about the radiance you create out there. It is about the radiance you create within. As foreign as it may seem to your generous heart, let go of what the collective may want from you and figure out what you want from yourself. Surrender, stop moving, and see what the stillness can bring. This isn’t about staying in stasis forever. It is about staying in it long enough to remember who you are and who you are meant to be.
Virgo: XV The Devil
Perfection won’t save you from yourself this month. It is time to get a little messy in order to do that. You need to stop operating under the illusion that something out there is holding you back from your happiness and be honest about the traps you set all on your own. Scapegoats are convenient - and even comforting - but they won’t help you evolve, and that is exactly what you have the chance to do now if you are willing to dig deep and look at the choices that actually brought you here. If you can get real about those, you can then get real about freeing yourself from them and not repeating the patterns over again. It may feel like struggling in darkness, but this is all about finally trusting the power of your own light.
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Libra: VI of Swords
You are ready to cross over from doubt to certainty this month, and you know the best way to do so is going to be by leaving your old life behind. This isn’t about turning into someone new as much as it is about not allowing your experiences to turn you into someone you are not. There are much smoother waters ahead if you can find the strength to push through the last of the rough, and while you cannot remain unchanged by your struggles, you can definitely choose to have them change you for the better rather than anchor you in place. Don’t be afraid to move towards what is next for you, to seek out a new kind of peace. You are losing only what no longer serves you on this journey, and once left, you will deeply appreciate your lighter load.
Scorpio: Page of Pentacles
Knowing how to navigate through spaces most people wouldn’t even enter has always been a skill of yours, but this month you are going to realize how valuable that truly is. There is abundance to be had if you are willing to pull your secret talents out into the light and begin to show them to the world. You don’t have to become someone you are not in order to have your worth finally recognized - it is who you are that is going to do that for you. But your bounty can only manifest if you actually take that first step forward, the one that brings your hidden wisdom into form. Even though you may be setting off into unfamiliar territory, you are surprisingly capable right now, and you can use that to your full advantage as you master what there is to learn.
Sagittarius: X of Cups
Sometimes life provides a respite from the storm not just by clearing the sky but by making your whole world shine - and that is the path you get to walk this month. Take some time to look around and see how much good surrounds you now. Really connect with the truth of how far you have come. This is not about bliss falling in your lap, after all. You’ve worked for the things that you find yourself manifesting, and you’ve struggled to let go of what doesn’t serve you. It hasn’t always been easy, but now you can see that it has been oh so worth it. Of course there is more to do and more to learn and more to dig deep into - but enjoy the moments of truly beautiful reward being offered to you. Hold honor around all you have been able to push through to get here, and share as much of it as you can.
Capricorn: IX of Wands
It is often in the times when you want to give up that it is most important to hang on. You are so close to achieving what you have set out before yourself, and you are going to reap such reward - but it is hard to see it through the pure exhaustion you are holding and through the ache that goes down to your bones. Don’t stop. You are at the final push before your goals are made manifest, and yes, it would be easier to rest, but this part isn’t about easy. It’s about living your vision in the real world at last. And if you want to live your dreams, you have to be willing to do not just the ambitious parts but the hard work too. Trust that you are at the edge of changing everything - and know that it is utterly worth it to do just that.
Aquarius: VIII Strength
Although it is often easier for you to reside in spaces of observance, this month you are being asked to put your feet on the ground and see what these more complicated human realms are all about. Don’t shy away from opportunities to prove yourself to yourself - or yourself to others. This isn’t about ego. It’s about understanding how much you really do have to offer out in the world, how much your presence is needed, and how willing you finally are to offer it. The scars you carry from this place have not weakened you. They have made you strong enough to stand in your truth and to help those around you stand in theirs. Your actions speak as clearly as your words right now. Let both declare exactly who you are.
Pisces: Queen of Pentacles
Oftentimes this physical world feels a bit too real for you to navigate well - or a bit too harsh to want to try. But it is going to be worth your time this month to engage fully with your surroundings. As much as you appreciate the comfort of more nebulous spaces, you are going to be surprised by what you find here in the solid ones. There is fertility, abundance, and bounty that is yours for the asking. There is real wisdom too, the kind that comes from walking within the world rather than standing outside of it. Yes, offer and give and share everything, but don’t be afraid to also reach out and claim the harvest for yourself that you have worked so diligently to create. It truly does belong to you, and you have full permission to receive it.