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December 2015 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Polar Bear

ARIES: Polar Bear

This month is going to be all about getting in touch with your environment and getting clarity with respect to your emotions.

Where do you fit in and where do you feel most at home? These are questions you’ll be asking yourself this month, courtesy of the Polar Bear — or Seeker of Shells (Knight of Cups) — animal totem.

The Polar Bear is not only completely at home in this version of the card — from the Animal Wisdom Tarot — but he’s adapted beautifully to his environment. He’s strong and competent, yet light-footed enough to trek comfortably through terrain that could be hostile to others.

Notice the crystals that are forming on the snow, the ice and in the sky above. There are symbols of clarity throughout the imagery of this card, and even glistening on the Polar Bear’s fur.

The Aurora Borealis overhead and the glowing conch shell at the base are reminiscent of glistening jewels, as is the glittering crystal backdrop and the vibrant array of colors that wash over the scene. The Seeker of Shells is a virtual rainbow of emotional expression and experience.

Think about ways that you can translate what you’re feeling this month into experiences that can be shared with your loved ones. With several planets moving through the sector related to home and family, this is a good place to start.

Your environment — that place you’re most comfortable and where you feel most complete — comes to life as you devote yourself to fostering your relationships therein.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Oct 3, 2015 — Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Five of Wands

You may be feeling like you’re being tossed about in a sea of uncertainty today as the turbulence that surrounds you threatens to disrupt the calm you so desperately crave.

The Five of Wands — this version from the Connolly Tarot — can indicate a sense of feeling overpowered or ganged up on. It commands you to take control of a situation that’s creating conflict in your life.

You may be embroiled in bitter disagreements with others (the traditional meaning of this card) or — like the figure we see in this version — moving against the tide.

In this respect you may feel like you’re out of sync with the rest of the world, fighting a losing battle, or up against insurmountable odds.

The Five of Wands represents conflict, strife, obstacles and challenges. It compels you to put up your dukes and fight, but before you do you might want to ask yourself, what exactly are you fighting for?

If you’re engaged in a battle of wills with someone, you may have to look at your role in the conflict. Pushing your views on others (or refusing to acknowledge theirs) can result in your winding up alone.

The important thing to remember is that most disagreements are based on misunderstandings in the first place. The inability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes –- coupled with the need to be heard — is behind almost every argument out there. And this combination can be a recipe for disaster.

If you’re involved in a power struggle, you can bet there’ll be no winners or losers, only the tattered remains of what once was a unified front. The Five of Wands encourages you to move past the chaos and calamity, and work on restoring the peace. If you can see past your pride to work with others rather than against them, it will be much smoother sailing for you from here on out.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Jul 19, 2015 — Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Five of Wands

You may feel like you’re under attack today or are dealing with psychological warfare. As Mercury and Uranus come together in hard (square) aspect, it may seem like you need to prepare for combat even if you can’t put your finger on just where the danger lies.

The Five of Wands — this version from Timothy Lantz’ stunning Archeon Tarot — is traditionally associated with conflict, opposition and strife. It speaks of rivalry and discord; arguments and aggression; duking it out with others; fighting for the sake of fighting.

In this version of the card only the protagonist is visible. The enemy may be directly in front of him or off the side. But he stands there ready — warpaint and all — prepared to take on the fight.

Notice the prominent hand-print directly over this heart. This is not a weak or hesitant warrior. He’s competent and strong. He knows how to lead with his heart and not back down from something he believes in. The Five Wands are all standing behind him: he doesn’t need weapons to get his point across and neither should you.

The Five of Wands calls upon you to choose your battles wisely and to fight them with fairness and integrity. It reminds you to lead with your heart and to not allow yourself to be defeated by those who don’t.

You may similarly have to stand up for your principles today. You may find yourself confronted by a bully who expects you to cower in fear. Your goal should be to hold your ground, not back down and not compromise what you believe in just to preserve the peace.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Apr 18, 2015 — Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Today’s Mars / Jupiter square can awaken your competitive drives as well as your fighting spirit — for better or worse.

This is a larger than life aspect that tends to magnify all the Martian impulses: anger, aggression, impatience and combativeness. It may see you acting without thinking or ignoring repercussions.

On the up side, this transit can increase your natural confidence and self-esteem. It can see you feeling invincible, to the extent that you’re willing to put yourself out there — letting nothing stand in your way.  But on the downside it’s careless and potentially reckless — especially if you allow your ego to take charge.

The Five of Wands — this version for the beautiful Gypsy Palace Tarot — refers to conflict, strife and competition: forcing your will on others, trying to be heard above the “roar” of opposing viewpoints and struggling against cross-purposes.

You may have to look at where you may have been pushing your views forcefully onto others. You might not even realize that you’re doing it, yet your actions can translate as pressure, at at least on some subconscious level.

Petty squabbles can erupt into major arguments because no one’s actually listening to what anyone else has to say.

The important thing to remember is that most disagreements are based on misunderstandings in the first place. The inability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes –- coupled with the need to be heard — is behind almost every argument out there. And this combination can be a recipe for disaster.

The New Moon in Aries also takes place today: This can exacerbate those impatient, combative and aggressive tendencies. Because of this, there may be certain topics that ought to be automatically off limits today. Like politics and religion. Not because they’re unimportant, but because everyone involved is going to be already so invested in their own point of view that absolutely no progress can be made.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Jan 9, 2015 — Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Today you want to guard against letting petty arguments and squabbles erupt into a flurry of negativity.

The Five of Wands, seen here in the Dalí Tarot Universal version of the card — is sometimes referred to as the “bully” card.

It’s tied to a battle of wills (or words) in which winning is the ultimate goal. It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the giving or receiving end when it comes to this card. The “winner” doesn’t really win anything other than the satisfaction of being right or of taking home some meaningless prize.

There’s a noisy, restless blur of activity seen in this version of the card. Even though there are five beautiful butterflies here, it’s hard in some cases to tell where one ends and another begins.

Each butterfly is distinctive — just as each point of view is unique to the person expressing it. But it’s precisely that uniqueness that can erupt into conflict, as differences of opinion can fuel animosity.

The Five Wands in this card are green and fertile. They do all exhibit symbols of growth. But they’re stacked haphazardly and are all crossing one another — and most importantly they act as barriers between the butterflies and the castle on the other side.

Ask yourself today whether expressing certain attitudes or opinions are creating friction between you and important people in your life. And then ask yourself whether being right — or winning — is worth jeopardizing your relationships with others.

If you’re engaged in a power struggle, you can bet there will be no winners or loser, only the tattered remains of what once was a unified front. The Five of Wands encourages you to move past the chaos and calamity, and work on restoring the peace.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Aug 27, 2014 — Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Venus squares Mars today which may result in conflicts in your relationships. As Venus — the “love planet” — and Mars — the planet associated with action and aggression — butt heads, you may feel the urge to follow suit.

Usually when it comes to the Five of Wands (and often with Venus square Mars) nobody really knows what they’re fighting about. There’s just this competitive urge to “win” at any cost, which means that in the end nobody wins.

The Five of Wands refers to conflict, strife and competition: forcing your will on others, trying to be heard above the “roar” of opposing viewpoints and struggling against cross-purposes.

In this version we see a lion charging through the thicket, undaunted by the obstacles (trees) before him. In fact he’s enveloped in a protective aura of light as he moves toward his objective. Does the aura that surrounds him insulate him from danger? Or does it obscure his own motivations and the repercussions of his actions?

Like the Lion in this card you may have to look at where you may have been pushing your views forcefully onto others. You might not even realize that you’re doing it, yet your actions can translate as pressure, at at least on some subconscious level. Petty squabbles can erupt into major arguments because no one’s actually listening to what anyone else has to say.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Aug 3, 2014 — Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Situations and events may get out of hand today and it is a good time to take stock of where you stand and don’t go rushing into an argument or disagreement in order to defend yourself.

The Five of Wands — much like today’s Mars / Mercury square — can mean that no matter what you say or do there is going to be tension.

There is something reminiscent in the centaurs as they tussle with each other and go head to head that says neither is backing down and they are fairly evenly matched in strength.

There is no winner here. If you rush in you may well find yourself at a standstill and within such a state of high emotions that the clear feeling that you have to act and do something to remove yourself from this emotion will vanish.

That may also be your downfall though for as you struggle and oppose what is coming at you there is a good chance that you find yourself further immersed in the situation and more than likely in a way you do not wish to be.

If you find yourself in a situation like this today, one where you are not willing to back down and the opposition you find in taking this stance is equally as stubborn then you may wish to think on what it will accomplish by fighting your corner as the other person is equally as adamant in their views.