Aries: XVII The Star
An unexpected truth is shining down on you this month: You are whole. And that means you are both shadow and light. It is time to see yourself for who you really are and to let everyone else see it too. You are walking into the center of your own soul and deciding that from now on, you will live nowhere else but there. Because when you get to that place where you see your most shining path written clearly across the sky, where you wander your most personal spaces with compassion and with awe, and when you make your choices based upon both, that is when you truly understand your fullest potential and your deepest power. This month, you are awakening not to the limits of the world but to the alignment of your Universe.
Taurus: Queen of Cups
This month, you are connected to everyone around you and somehow seem to know what others need before they do. You are a living conduit of all the best things humanity has to offer - kindness, support, empathy, and pure love - so fill your heart with compassion and reach out. But you are also more sensitive than usual, so if being afloat in that intertwined ocean feels a little too overwhelming, then focus that inner knowing on your creations, for you will be capable of truly beautiful work no matter what vessel you pour your prayerful intentions into right now. Your intuition will lead the way to worlds of wonder for all to see, and your presence will feed body and soul.
Gemini: King of Pentacles
You can build exactly what you want this month, and you will both actively and instinctively know what that is and how to do it. You have experience behind you, long-term plans at your fingertips, and a bird's-eye view of the world upon which to manifest them. Success is almost certainly assured. But when you are immersed in this level of self-actualization and intuitive expansion, you may forget that other people are rightfully building their empires too. You will gain nothing by trampling over them. Instead, remember to stay deeply connected not just to your vision but also to the visions growing up all around you. The foundations you are placing are permanent, and so are the neighbors you will soon find that you live among.
Cancer: 10 of Swords
Some moments consist of rearranging or revamping or redoing what has come before, but others are made up of acknowledging a single truth: Whatever was is over. It is time to release your doubts and truly turn away from your old life - not because it is worthless, but because its worth now lies only in what you have learned and who you have become because of it. The pieces that lie scattered at your feet cannot be glued back together, and your panic to do so is motivated by fear and habit rather than your beautiful, strong, sacred soul. Turn away from what is broken and turn your face towards the dawning light. This is not the end of everything. It is the beginning of everything good.
Leo: Knight of Pentacles
Although right now you may feel that your first responsibility is to your own self-discovery, it is actually your responsibility to the community that you will break through to where you are trying to go. It is in these moments of obligation and duty that giving back has the greatest and most meaningful impact on the world around you. Giving is of a completely different tenor when you are willing - even begrudgingly - to pause your personal quests for the sake of others, and the sacrifice of inconveniencing the self carries with it something utterly priceless: connection to divine, unconditional, universal love. This month, your hunger for the future can still include your own tomorrow, but if you want exponentially more, see what help you can offer to make it about everyone else's too.
Virgo: 6 of Swords
Keep it up. You're getting closer - and the grass really is greener over there. But you have to remember that the things that no longer serve you are weighing you down and slowing you down. Don't throw everything overboard, but do take the time to go through your baggage and pull out whatever is holding you back from real progress. This isn't about destroying your past. It is about acknowledging its gifts, its bounty, its beauty, and its lessons fully so that it simply becomes part of your next best integrated whole. This month, release the bulk of how and why and what it was and carry forward only the wisdom gained from it all. Your travels - and your heart - will be indescribably lighter, and your hands will be freed to do your work.
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Libra: 8 of Wands
Plug in to your responsibilities and your to-dos with single-minded stoicism and watch in amazement as such practicality turns into inexplicable soul magic before your eyes. What feels like a chore is actually a door, and it leads to all the places you most want to go. So this is no time to shirk the jobs before you. Ready yourself for a busy month with set obligations, and move steadfastly through every one - and send out your grateful intentions to the universe as you start and finish each. This is not nearly as laborious as it seems, and if you don't believe that, when it's over, just ask your soul. You'll be very, very pleasantly surprised at the answer you receive.
Scorpio: 3 of Swords
This month, stop beating yourself up for doing the best you can. When you are wounded or exhausted or plain old sad, you need to take care of yourself without judgment. Just don't mistake alone time for being all alone, and never, ever equate healing yourself with weakness. It is, in fact, one of the strongest acts you can ever take on. Know that your circles and your communities surround you even when you are apart from them. They know where you are because they have been there too, and that makes them that much more able to support you and give you all the room you need - with pure love in their hearts. It is an act of trust to believe they are out there, but they are. So don't be afraid to reach out, but also don't fret if you need to pull in. Healing up is hard work. There is no shame in being too tired to be present. Just be assured there are so many present with you.
Sagittarius: II The High Priestess
The Universe has been insistent upon elevating us all - and not very comfortably. You have been asked to look over the pieces and portals of your life with the eyes of a seer, and to dig into the illusions that surround you with the hands of an executioner. You have had to look back upon every detail that brought you here to this point, and then dismantle anything that interferes with your highest path. You have been required to be nothing less than ruthless in the exploration of your deepest self. And now that you have seen all the mysteries that lie within, there is no more hiding from the truth. There is a mirror before you, and it is reflecting back everything you were, everything you are, and everything you can be. You will know divinity itself if you gaze upon the reflection fully - and you will know awe if you now walk out among the world with footsteps birthed from the depths of your soul.
Capricorn: Ace of Wands
There is a powerful spark in your life this month, and it holds truly exciting potential - but it will be up to you how you use it. Do not be careless with this power you hold in your hands and heart. The history of mankind is filled with tales about fire for a reason: There is life as well as destruction within it. This torch can be held high to reveal all, dropped upon the ground to burn everything away, or simply extinguished with a thoughtless breath. Choose well. The possibilities you are being offered are real. The momentum is irreplaceable. The energy and excitement are not only useful but contagious, and this spark can truly light up your entire world - if you follow through and don't burn out. Guard this gift well, and respect to your core how very, very precious it is.
Aquarius: 2 of Cups
This month, you feel as if Truth is suddenly revealed, and it is so very different than you expected. All this time you have dug and you have hunted for what matters, have walked such dark and complicated paths to uncover your way, and now that you see it, you are utterly surprised at its simplicity. Because all that matters is completely being you. The only, only thing you ever have to do is be yourself. Pick your work based on your true self. Pick your friends based on your true self. Create your whole, entire life based upon your true self. Not on your ego or your ambition, not on your doubts or on your fears, but on the wants that never leave you and the callings you so often push aside. Pursuing what you know to be authentic is neither selfishness nor abandonment of reason. It is the gateway that allows you to share your spirit fully and be of service to humanity like never before. Like you were meant to. Because the universe made you to be you. Just you. Brilliantly you. Only you.
Pisces: 8 of Pentacles
This is the perfect month to clean out everything: your cupboards, your closets, and even your acquaintances. Of course you should keep the things that really matter, but you are getting clearer and clearer on the truth that not everything does - and that appearances are no substitute for substance. If you truly want to evolve and perfect what is most important to you, then you need to get rid of what is not. This isn't about sadly discarding broken dreams. It is about making your real dreams manifest. You are so much clearer now on who you are, and you don't need all the trinkets of who you were or who you wished you could figure out how to be. It is time to honor your own tools, your own spaces, and your own purpose. Toss aside what isn't right for you and learn to do what is.