We’re drawing one card for each sign from the Tarot’s Major Arcana and the second from its elemental suit. E.g. since Leo is a fire sign, one card is drawn from the Major Arcana and one from the Tarot’s fire suit, wands, for Leo. (Standard disclaimer: Tarotscopes are for entertainment purposes only).
Leo, July 23 – August 22: The Hermit and the Ace of Wands. The power is inside you this month, fiery Leo. And the key to unleashing it, counterintuitively, is to first go within. Find your own light inside you, and be bold. This is the month to follow your own internal star and let it out.
Virgo, August 23 – September 22: Temperance and the Three of Pentacles. There’s a tension here — the movement to create can only come to fruition if you bring some balance to your own life. Be wary of burning the candle at both ends and the other extreme — too much R&R. You need to find a middle way to move forward with your project.
Libra, September 23 – October 22: The Fool and the Seven of Swords. Summer languour is upon us, and you may be tempted to avoid your responsibilities. Everyone needs a vacation – just be careful you’re not using it to run away from something that needs to be faced. Conversely, you may feel that it’s time to go it alone and play the lone wolf. If you do so, be aware of what you’re leaving behind.
Scorpio, October 23 – November 21: The Emperor and the Page of Cups. The Page of Cups imagines what’s possible through his youthful enthusiasm and intuitive creativity. The Emperor makes it happen through structure and order. You have the capability for both inside you. This is a good month for visioning your future and plotting out how to make it happen.
Sagittarius, November 22 – December 21: The Star and the Four of Wands. This month is all about joyful balance and the mingling of positive energies — both external and internal. Others stand ready to combine forces and make your life easier, but you need to be ready to accept it. You don’t have to do everything on your own. Release some of the burden, and know that it will all be okay.
Capricorn, December 22 – January 19: The Moon and the Queen of Pentacles. The practical, creative Queen combines with dreamy intuition and the results are stellar. By merging the imaginative with the earthy, you can move things forward and enjoy yourself while you’re at it (enjoying herself is a hallmark of the Tarot queens – take care not to lose this aspect of the great work).
Aquarius, January 20 – February 18: Justice and the Three of Swords. Thoughts and emotions can become tangled this month, Aquarius. In order to be fair to yourself and others, it will be important to take a breath and figure out where these thoughts are coming from. Ask yourself: Is this true? And then ask yourself the same question again.
Pisces, February 19 – March 20: Strength and the Four of Cups. Good things come to those who keep their eyes open. An opportunity is on the table, but it may take some courage to seize it. Ask yourself what’s really holding you back — are your fears reasonable or not? Are they coming from a source of love or something darker?
Aries, March 21 – April 19: Judgement and the Eight of Wands. Things will come to a head this month, and more quickly than you may have expected. The Eight of Wands brings speed and movement to a situation where you are being called to change or to make a big decision. Don’t allow yourself to be rushed, but do know that you have the opportunity for a big leap forward.
Taurus, April 20 – May 20: The Magician and the Seven of Pentacles. Your magic — the ability to harness the forces and resources at your fingertips — is paying off big this month, Taurus. It’s harvest time. But this isn’t the time to kick back and relax — harvest takes effort. Know that your efforts are well worth it.
Gemini, May 21 – June 20: Death and the Two of Swords. Decisions may make you want to freeze in place, but know that change is coming whether you like it or not. So isn’t it better if you make the choice, rather than leaving it to the hands of fate? It’s time to take the blindfold off and do some hard thinking about what you want and what is possible.
Cancer, June 21 – July 22: The Wheel of Fortune and the Knight of Cups. The risk taking Knight of Cups charges forward, even into an apparent wilderness. What will be the payoff? The answer is unknowable, but the Wheel tells us that the best point to be isn’t at the top or bottom, but at the center:
“At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.”
- T.S. Elliot
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.
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