We’re drawing one card for each sign from the Tarot’s Major Arcana and the second from its elemental suit. E.g. since Aries is a firesign, one card is drawn from the Major Arcana and one from the Tarot’s fire suit, wands, for Aries. (Standard disclaimer: Tarotscopes are for entertainment purposes only).
And since this is the month of April fools, well, you’ll catch on to the theme soon enough.
Aries, March 21 – April 19: Three of Wands and The High Priestess. What you’ve been waiting for is coming your way, at last! But there’s something hidden beneath the surface. It’s not necessarily good or bad, it’s just hidden, and it’s worth your while to figure out what exactly is going on — both inside you and in the situation at hand. Beware of self-sabotage.
Taurus, April 20 – May 20: Nine of Pentacles and Death. The good news? Nine of Pentacles promises big-time good stuff in the physical realm. The bad news? You’re going to have to let go of something to grasp that gold ring. But it’s actually not such bad news. As much as we silly humans prefer to cling to what we’ve got, there comes a time when it’s best to move on. You’ve reached that point.
Gemini, May 21 – June 20: Page of Swords and The World. The Page of Swords asks you to approach the world with beginner’s mind. Now is the time to be open, enthusiastic, and to drop any preconceived notions. Your world is big and beautiful. All it takes is a small attitude adjustment (maybe even a bit of foolish playfulness) and your life will expand in amazing ways.
Cancer, June 21 – July 22: Three of Cups and The Fool. Loosen up, Cancer! This is your month for a bit of foolish play. Reach out to others and bring them in on the merriment, because when you share the joy, it expands exponentially. And don’t be afraid to embarrass yourself. Embarrassment can be the first step toward enlightenment.
Leo, July 23 – August 22: Two of Wands and Judgement. You’re being called in a new direction. This journey may be literal or metaphorical, but as much as you may want to ignore it, don’t. Yes, there are all sorts of pros and cons, all sorts of reasons not to move forward. There always are. But don’t let them lead to analysis paralysis. Take the first step.
Virgo, August 23 – September 22: Ace of Pentacles and Strength. The aces contain all the elements of their suit, and the ace of pentacles represents a fresh start in the areas of health, wealth, and family. But the key to accessing all this goodness lies to taming the beast within, and the only way to do that is with love. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Yes, you’ve made mistakes. Welcome to humanity. Move forward with grace and gratitude.
Libra, September 23 – October 22: Three of Swords and The Star. Disappointments and frustrations may weigh upon you this month, Libra. But the Star holds the promise of peace and joy. The secret, as usual, is inside you and your own mental patterns. Shift your thinking about the matter (this may involve a little “faking it until you make it”). Great things are on the horizon if you can open your mind to them.
Scorpio, October 23 – November 21: Knight of Cups and The Devil. Charging forward on a quest is all well and good, but if your visor’s down, you may not find what you’re looking for. Don’t lose that enthusiasm, but channel some of it into broadening your perception and perspective.
Sagittarius, November 22 – December 21: King of Wands and The Magician. The King of Wands and the Magician ask you to step out into your power. And yes, you’ve got it. You only need to acknowledge it, believe in it, and then take action. (Easy, right – maybe not). But if you don’t believe in yourself, then no one else will. The Magician promises that you have all the tools you need to make things happen. No get out there and do it.
Capricorn, December 22 – January 19: Five of Pentacles and Temperance. You have the power to bring things into balance. But the work has to start inside you. The world around you won’t right until you’ve righted yourself. Be present and accept the things you cannot change.
Aquarius, January 20 – February 18: Nine of Swords and The Emperor. If life seems to be turning into a mad jumble, the Emperor promises that by bringing a little order to bear, things will improve. It’s time to discipline those unruly thoughts – things aren’t as unpleasant or out of whack as they appear. So be the Emperor. Realize you may only be in control of yourself, but isn’t that the only control that matters?
Pisces, February 19 – March 20: King of Cups and The Empress. This month you’ll have a chance to experience some transformational personal growth. And the key to it all is love. The King of Cups and the Empress together represent the sacred marriage, the coniunctio of alchemy. Be prepared, and be open.
“When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter the Kingdom.”
– Gospel of Thomas, 22
Kirsten Weiss is the author of The Hoodoo Detective, book six in the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels. Book seven, The Hermetic Detective, is coming this Halloween and available for pre-order now. She also loves Tarot, and weaves it into her books whenever possible. And it’s nearly always possible.
Other books in the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasies include: The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, The Shamanic Detective, The Infernal Detective and The Elemental Detective. Kirsten is also the author of Steam and Sensibility and Of Mice and Mechanicals, steampunk novels of magick and suspense.
Her first cozy mystery, The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, is available now.
Find her at http://kirstenweiss.com and @KirstenWeiss