Aries: 5 of Cups
For once, you are going to be able to see what’s left after the storm rather than only what you’ve lost. It can be hard for you to focus right now on all the good that you actually have in your life. The struggles have left you feeling more pessimistic than usual, and you are understandably saddened by the choices you’ve had to make around who and what gets to stay and who and what simply had to go. Allow in the empowering truth that it has all been about opening your way, not closing it down. The time has come to lift your head and fully comprehend that your spirit is still full, your purpose is still present, and that moving forward offers you so much more than remaining in the past ever could.
Taurus: XVI The Tower
You felt like you’d uncovered most everything that mattered about yourself, but this month, you discover that there is still so much more behind those mortared walls. Be assured, the revelations and changes that are happening now are not about destruction - they are about pure, beautiful soul freedom coming to full fruition at last. The thing is, being fully yourself often ends up looking different than you think it will, and getting caught up in the unexpected turns the process takes can often throw you off or even get you down. Don’t let them. Trust that the details are just stepping stones to the brilliant manifestation of your most empowered life - the one that has nothing left standing in your way.
Gemini: 9 of Wands
Patience has never been your virtue. Right now, however, it is the very thing that will bring you not just reward but real happiness. But being patient does not mean that you somehow have to pretend that things are easy or that you aren’t having a hard time. It simply means that you shouldn’t let your struggles, your tiredness, or your disappointments poison your faith that beneath the surface of the day-to-day, something incredible is happening to you. Give yourself permission to admit your exhaustion and frustration, and then do what you need to do to give yourself small, supportive moments to push through - because whatever your mental dialogue is telling you, now is absolutely not the time to give up. You are so very close to being handed everything you started off so long ago looking for. And even more.
Cancer: VIII Strength
Sometimes strength is displayed by refusing to surrender in the face of adversity, but this month it will be manifested in your ability to not only be yourself but to truly show yourself. As you slowly regain your balance after the reeling, changing energy of the past few months, you discover that you know who you are in a whole new way, and with that revelation comes another one - you are ready to be you, all the time. It does not matter if that means you walk quietly or exuberantly, with confidence or with doubt, in leadership or in support. The only thing that matters is that you move through the world as the authentic being you are and with your own sacred soul holding full authority to guide your way. You are done handing your power over to others. You are done denying your power to yourself. You now understand that nothing can match the power you’ve found within.
Leo: Ace of Pentacles
You have finally reached the moment you have been waiting for. You’ve cleared and torn down and prepared and confronted, and at last, you have beautiful, open, and fertile ground in which to plant exactly what you have been visioning for yourself. Be assured that this isn’t some dreamy space of maybe - this is real earth under your real feet simply waiting for you to get to work. The most important thing to remember is that making actual goals come to actual life takes actual time. Don’t allow frustration at the need for patience and step-by-step deployment derail your plans, and use your bright fire to attract long-term supporters rather than to momentarily dazzle the world. But bottom line, whatever it is you’ve been wanting in your life, start doing it now.
Virgo: XXI The World
Have you ever considered pausing for even just a moment to take in all you have done? Have you thought about stopping, and breathing, and permitting peace and gratitude and relief to pour through you without any checks or balances at all? It is time to step back from the worry and step into acknowledging your accomplishments for what they are - brilliant, powerful manifestations of your intentional walk through intentional spaces that have created a completely new way of being in the world. Your daring exposure of your own authenticity has opened the gate to boundless possibility, and that is not meant to be one more thing to feel anxious about. It is finally something you can trust to calm you down. Because all you have left to do is walk as you, with all your quirks and beauties and abilities and struggles no longer hidden but offered out as the soul magnet that draws your best life to you, always. This month, do not doubt your alignment. Release yourself into it.
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Libra: Queen of Pentacles
It is time to permit luxury to be a right and manifestation to be reality. But in order to do both, you will need to stop living in the airy spaces of disconnect and put your feet onto the beautiful ground you have right in front of you. You have an uncanny ability now to comprehend what you want and then get it, so be careful that you don’t let this moment pass you by as only a dream. Instead, practice getting real with your life in all the best ways. Eat well, move well, think well, emotion well, and watch your world unfold before you with offerings of genuine prosperity and genuine love, laid at your feet with genuine appreciation of who you are by those surrounding you. The Universe is asking you to let go of your unease about your worthiness - you are so incredibly worthy, and you are so deserving of the sacred bounty of the physical and spiritual world. Stop turning it away in doubt and allow it to come to you in bliss.
Scorpio: VII The Chariot
Get ready - you are about to take the fast track to your best life. Yes, you will need to spend the first part of this month figuring out what balance really means to you, and then you will need to burn down the last remaining remnants of what does not serve you, but if you do both with clear and compassionate intention you will find yourself heading straight for everything you have been creating and planning and pushing towards at last. Embrace this opportunity to align yourself stars to soil, spirit to form, self-truth to sacred truth. Although it may feel as if things begin to happen at lightning speed, it is the slow unfolding of these last months and years that have laid this path and built this road, the slow shedding of your old being that has made possible this opened way. It is time to allow your body to become the vehicle for your soul.
Sagittarius: King of Swords
You generally prefer to keep everyone and everything in your life - after all, every walk and experience holds fascinating value to explore. But this month, you will need to cut away the things that are not your truth but instead the truth of others. This is not about ego or intolerance. It’s about no longer allowing the toxic to be mistaken for allowing diversity, no longer accepting cruelty in the quest to be compassionate, no longer inviting in what clearly is best left outside your circle. Despite your natural talent for generous inclusion, discernment is not a negative skill to employ. If you take some time now to clarify how you really want to connect with your world, you will soon find that rather than shrinking your cosmos, you bring forward expansion in truly powerful ways.
Capricorn: 3 of Wands
This month, you see the long term in a whole new way. You have always been adept and planning and preparing, at being pragmatic about how the ladder is climbed and how the system is conquered. You have always been willing to work for and wait for the big picture to form. But something strange has emerged - your dreams are coming true, and you are thrown off more than you expected by seeing the life happiness you’ve plotted manifesting in physical space. Put aside your urge to pick apart and verify every single piece of this materialization. It is as real as everything else you have ever done. Take a moment to trust that the foundation you’ve spent so much time laying is capable of supporting your walk into multi-faceted success, body and soul.
Aquarius: Page of Wands
Hopes and ideas are great, but sometimes it takes a little fire to get things going for real. And lucky for you, this month you get a beautiful dose of exactly that. You are at the beginning of creating the life you have so dearly wanted and becoming the person you know you want to be, and in order to do both, you are offered the match that can start everything. It is up to you, however, to decide whether striking it will provide a momentary, temporary burst of flame or be used to light the torch and then your hearth-fire. Your visions are now capable of birthing reality. Yes, allow yourself to experience the blissful excitement of this potential, but also use it well for the actual manifestation it can bring.
Pisces: 6 of Pentacles
You are remarkably adept at knowing what others need and then giving it to them, and that soul-beauty talent of yours is appreciated by anyone fortunate enough to be within your circles - and also by those blessed by it from without. But your generosity of both form and spirit cannot be a one-sided affair. This month, be sure to allow in as much support as you offer. Whether you create moments of real self-care or permit those around you to lend a helping hand when you hit your own bumps in the road, it is imperative that you replenish regularly. If you don’t, you will find that your reserves become drained to the point of complete depletion, and then you won’t be able to bestow the compassionate assistance you so love. It’s not that you need to suddenly think that you matter more than others. It’s just that you matter too.