Aries: Queen of Swords
Yes, you are connected to your heart this month, but it does not lead the way. Instead, understand that how you feel is one more piece of very useful information that you can put to good use. So rather than immediately voicing all of your emotions - or even more precariously, immediately acting on them - step back from them and figure out what they are actually teaching you about your fears, your doubts, and your frustrations. Then harness that valuable knowledge to push down every wall and cut through every obstacle. Your heart will reveal what matters. Your subsequent actions will create results.
Taurus: XII The Hanged Man
This month, what you need to hold onto is the truth that the slow backwards unraveling of what isn't working is exactly the forward motion you most need. There are real answers and revelations and epiphanies deep down in there, but if you don't sit still once in a while, you aren't going to find any of them. When you suspend everything, you finally make space for the truth beneath the surface to reveal itself. Yes, it does feel frustrating, and yes, it does feel like going nowhere. Yet if you offer up your impatience, you will find that you discover your landscape from a completely new perspective - and understand it all much, much better. This is not the universe holding you back. This is the universe helping you figure it out by forcing much-needed inertia on you to get there.
Gemini: 2 of Wands
You stand at the precipice of change, knowing clearly that everything you desire is out there before you - but instead of taking the waiting world into hand, you step back from the edge and allow yourself to be stifled by your own memories. Whether they are of failure or of bliss matters not. When you embed your decisions into what was rather than what is, you rob yourself of all that can be. The past can either be a foundation which gifts you the strength and knowledge to move forward, or an anchor that weighs you down forever in one place. Choose foundation. Cut the anchor away. Create the life you want, not the one to which you feel bound.
Cancer: V The Heirophant
When you started this journey toward your self, you underestimated your worth, your power, and your path. You were so hungry to be chosen for a purpose. Now that you have been - and you see what being chosen for a purpose means - you are utterly tempted to turn away. Living as your most authentic self is the very thing that places you in divine service to everyone. It is time to reveal your truth and to share the secrets you are told in those moments of being a conduit for the universe - and to understand that you can be a conduit for those who dearly need what only you have. This month, you are being asked to place your feet upon the physical earth, to connect your soul to the eternal sky, and to be the key that opens the door to the center of it all - for all.
Leo: 4 of Pentacles
This month, you want to be generous, but you are also rather worried about the practicalities of what you need for yourself. Every time you hand something out, you are calculating not just how much that set you back, but also whether or not anyone would actually do the same for you - and that is the important piece to look at more closely. You aren't feeling stingy because it is your nature. It's because you don't trust the reciprocity of those around you. You have become worried and closed up and just a bit jaded over this last course of time, and despite knowing in your heart that you are surrounded by friends, your head is lecturing you about the dangers of counting on anyone other than yourself. It's a fair battle, and one worth looking at. There may indeed be some in your circle who won't be there when you need them most. But you also need to stare hard at your own hesitancy to trust the ones who will.
Virgo: Knight of Pentacles
You must come to terms with an inexplicably hard truth right now: Your place is in your own life. You have to let go of the intoxication of other and claim your self. You are watching the people you know best ride off into their lives and your own feet are itchy to follow, but that is not your path. Not yet. Instead, dig your hands into the soil and understand that if no one tends the here and now, there will be nothing to harvest later. Listen carefully to that deep, quiet whisper that tells you to choose what is truly yours, that tells you to be responsible to your life pulsing beneath your feet. Growing is not always easy, but outgrowing is even more difficult to accept. This month, be careful and be conscious. Do not chase them. Stand in you.
Libra: 8 of Cups
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"Set a humble table and eat beautiful simple food. Nothing has to be fancy. When you make yourself comfortable, your guests will feel comfortable."
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. Hold tight to the truth that the mist ahead will clear with new sunlight soon enough, and the mist behind you will transform into cool, nourishing waters that feed your soul and flow through every facet of your life. Though your feet may feel heavy, it is time to step softly out upon your path - and to know how closely you are being held every moment of the way.
This month’s Libra scope is dedicated to Lauren Butts
Scorpio: XV The Devil
When things aren't going quite right, there is a temptation to put the blame on some mysterious otherworldly force. But this month, you have the opportunity to confront the truth that it is your very own choices that got you here and that only your very own choices can get you out. So take responsibility, and then start doing things differently. Step by intentional step, you have the power to create your place here anew. Get aligned with your higher self instead of the material world and then get to work making things better. Free yourself from fear. Abandon blame. Dispel illusion. These efforts are the keys to evolution, and they are in your grasp. There is no one trapping you here. You have the soul power to open every door.
Sagittarius: XX Judgment
The past has some valuable information for you - but not rulership of your whole life forever. You are realizing that it is time to let go of the things that no longer serve you. You are beginning to hear the call of your truest life and see the gates opening to get you there, so don't let old beliefs and perceptions hold you back. Leave that baggage behind and walk through. This month, you can make peace with what has come before and gain real understanding about how to release the unwanted patterns of your life. Peace lies before you. Step into this awakening with empty arms - and an utterly free, open heart.
Capricorn: King of Pentacles
Your practical, well-planned approach to your goals has created not only solid foundations but true success. Don't underestimate your value. Both physically and spiritually, you are someone who knows how to choose the right path and then make real things happen. But with power comes responsibility. When you build a kingdom, it is not only for your benefit. Kingdoms - the good ones - are also meant to serve everyone within them. Use that golden touch to improve everybody, and in that way you will have, and continue to create, true wealth. This kind of stability is priceless, and your place within it is more than secure. So enjoy it all fully, share it all fearlessly, and let all of it connect you up to the things that are so much bigger than yourself.
Aquarius: 3 of Pentacles
The meaning of your life is not found in your similarities to the people around you. That is the meaning of other lives and other paths, and there is a time and place to honor those who are your community. But the abundance and clarity and devotion you are being called to seek this month lies in what separates you. Your unique way of being is not error - it is everything, and once you embrace it, you will find those around you step up to provide exactly what you need. Your differences are not flaws to be fixed. They are the entrance to your singular soul. The only way to live your life is to fearlessly be yourself. Stop trying to fit in and start fulfilling your destiny.
Pisces: 2 of Swords
There is no more to do - other than to finally choose your path. But this is far from the end. This is the absolute beginning. Because all that work you have done in trying to decide has led you to a place where you know yourself differently than you ever have before. All the seeking you've been doing to find the whole truth has brought you a vision of what truly lies within - and therefore, of what most blinds you to reality without. If you have learned nothing else, you have learned that right action always speaks louder than any silvered words. The time for wishful thinking is gone. Your choices every single day are not are merely symbolic gestures. They are the very fuel that makes the engine turn - and if you don't choose, you will always stay exactly where you are.