We’re drawing one card for each sign from the Tarot’s Major Arcana and the second from its elemental suit. E.g. since Taurus is an earth sign, one card is drawn from the Major Arcana and one from the Tarot’s earth suit, pentacles, for Taurus. (Standard disclaimer: Tarotscopes are for entertainment purposes only).
And in honor of Beltane, this month’s gif theme is the fairies of True Blood.
Taurus, April 20 – May 20: Wheel of Fortune and the Five of Pentacles. Ups and downs. When it rains, it pours. This month promises a dizzying amount of creative and work opportunities. Sometimes you may feel like there’s too much going on. But don’t worry, the frantic pace won’t last forever. So enjoy the work and opportunities while you’ve got them!
Gemini, May 21 – June 20: Moon and the Queen of Swords. Moon over mind. To trust your instincts or your common sense? This is the choice you’ll be facing this month. The good news is your common sense and your instincts are actually in alignment — you just need to be willing to admit it.
Cancer, June 21 – July 22: Temperance and the Nine of Cups. Opening your soul. You’ll face big opportunities for personal growth this month, and there’s a cup of joy at the end of that rainbow. But you can’t just sit and wait for that to happen. Growth doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it must be nurtured.
Leo, July 23 – August 22: The Tower and the King of Wands. Creative destruction. It’s time to kick old ideas and patterns to the curb, especially in the creative realm. This is your month to power on. Trust you have the wisdom to take this creative energy and do something awesome with it.
Virgo, August 23 – September 22: The Star and the Eight of Pentacles. Spirit and creation. What makes your art and life original is you. Don’t worry about doing what others do, or whether people will like your work. What will make your creation great is the personal spirit you bring to it. Do what you need to do to nourish that element, and don’t be afraid to express your true self.
Libra, September 23 – October 22: The High Priestess and the Eight of Swords. What’s hidden keeps you prisoner. And what’s hidden is locked inside you. We’ve all got a dark side, Libra. And though you may be better than others at keeping things in balance, sometimes you need to stop and think about what’s really driving your habits and patterns. Dig it up. Acknowledge it. Even admire it — there’s always a protective logic to these unhappy patterns, even if it doesn’t serve you in the long term. Then release it and go on your way.
Scorpio, October 23 – November 21: Justice and the Ten of Cups. Good good things come to those who wait. Good things are coming to you this month. And guess what? You deserve them! So enjoy them guilt-free and with a big heaping side of gratitude.
Sagittarius, November 22 – December 21: Death and the Seven of Wands. The end of a challenge. There’ve been some rough patches, Sagittarius, and they’re coming to their natural end. Don’t worry about what comes next. Good things are on the horizon. So take a deep breath, treat yourself to something nice, and move on.
Capricorn, December 22 – January 19: The World and the Ace of Pentacles. Good fortune. I can’t imagine two better cards to put side by side. The World offers up everything you have the potential to be on a plate, and the Ace of Pentacles makes it manifest. Now what you need to do is stay open for the opportunity and do the work. Yes, work!
Aquarius, January 20 – February 18: Judgment and the Page of Swords. A call to decision. Decisions, decisions. They can be frustrating, but isn’t better to have a choice than to have none? No dithering or dallying allowed. It’s time to make the call.
Pisces, February 19 – March 20: The Fool and the Knight of Cups. Take a chance. The Fool calls on us to take the risk. And there’s no bigger, open-hearted risk-taker than the Knight of Cups, offering his heart and spirit to the universe. Scary, right? Well, yeah. But nothing worth while comes easy.
Aries, March 21 – April 19: Strength and the Queen of Wands. Your superpower is love. Your big, generous, enthusiastic personality is in its element this month when it’s seasoned with love. The Strength card reminds us that inner strength and control comes from loving yourself — even your flaws — and showing that same lovingkindness to others. The Queen of Wands invites you to step out and beam that warm heartedness into the universe, then watch the wonderful things that unfold.
Kirsten Weiss worked overseas for nearly twenty years in the fringes of the former USSR, Africa, and South-east Asia. Her experiences abroad sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.
Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes genre-blending steampunk suspense, urban fantasy, and mystery, mixing her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.
Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. Sign up for her newsletter to get free updates on her latest work at: http://kirstenweiss.com