ARIES: Ten of Pentacles
This month is about building upon what you already have and making it work for you. It is an excellent time to make a career move and if you are thinking of doing so then aim high!
The road before you is smooth and even with, perhaps, more options than you think.
Look for new areas of growth that can further your advancement but may not be obvious when you first look at the options laid out in front of you.
There is a solid and familiar feel to what you are aiming for and as you move towards it your dreams and ambitions become clearer.
The 10 pentacles is beautifully depicted in this card with the path (the journey) leading up to the grand building (the destination) in a clear, smooth path.
Overlapping across the path are branches of trees bursting with new growth (new ideas).
Be open to what comes to you and your path will be smooth towards your ultimate goal.
TAURUS: The Moon
Are you feeling confused about something and want to get to the bottom of a matter that is not clear? The card of the Moon is about deception. Do not get caught up in other people’s disillusionment or even your own.
This is a good time to step back and take a deep breath in order to understand and clarify where “you” are within a situation and to not take things on face value.
A dream is a dream until it becomes reality and the problem with this card is that if you are not well focused on where you stand and allow someone else to call the shots you may end up in a nightmare.
You have the power to control your own destiny. See through the lies and deceit and decide for yourself what is best for you. The woman in this card sleeps peacefully floating around within a galaxy of stars, planets and moons. What is she dreaming about? How long has she been dreaming?
The look on her face is serene as if she is happy just to float on and on in a never ending dream world. When she wakes from her slumber she may find that the dream is nothing like the reality around her.
Sometimes we have to go deep within ourselves to find our real strength and not act with what we or others think is strength.
If you find yourself in a situation that you are telling yourself you should act in a certain way yet find this is doing you no good then you may wish to take off the mask which is fogging your thoughts with preconceived ideas of how you should be reacting and act from your heart.
As the mask you have been wearing drops you may find more behind it than you ever imagined and experience a rebirth of who you really are.
The woman in this card depicts a person who has been held back within a situation and acting as her real self.
As events unfold she is forced to throw away any falseness she has been acting upon and come from her own inner strength.
If you find you have been showing one face to others and hiding your authentic self then now is the time to change that.
CANCER: the Empress
As you are so good at taking care of everyone else you may wish to invest in a bit of self love and spoiling yourself just now.
There seems to be a lot of energy around you but somewhere along the way your thoughts are being streamlined and blinkered into old outdated ways of thinking and acting.
If there is an idea you have on taking care of yourself more and nourishing an idea related to your self image then now is the time to do it.
This card shows a woman who is holding herself up and not seeing her true potential.
Even though she knows what she is worth she is not acknowledging this clearly to herself.
The helmet she is wearing shows constrictive thoughts even though she holds in her right hand (hand or action) the ideal she would like to be which is free, courageous and spontaneous, ready to dive into life on her own terms.
LEO: The Magician
Many ideas may be presenting themselves to you along with the means to accomplish them.
If you have been having a hard time putting your skills to the test at work or with something you are wishing to build this is the time you find everything falls into place for you.
You have the energy, drive and ambition to reach your goals all you need is to take that first step to launch in the direction you wish to find yourself.
By being practical and following your heart you can shed that which is not working for you and take on a whole new persona in relation to work.
The colors on this card give an idea as to the attributes which surround you. The brown background keeps you stable and practical, the red on the dress shows determination and action the yellows the ideas you have.
Notice the snake curling around the right arm as if something is consciously being shed and changed in order to tune into what you wish to accomplish. Even the snakes head dips into a bowl held in the left hand (side of intuition and ideas). Use your head and follow your heart.
VIRGO: 7 of Cups
Keep your feet on the ground and be aware that you may be living in the clouds just now with the need to bring yourself back to reality.
A situation around you may be causing you such confusion that you do not see the truth from the lies and by concentrating on a certain aspect of it you may well be missing the larger picture.
Nothing is what it seems and as you dispel energy trying to come to grips with what you perceive to be true you may actually do yourself a disservice in missing the actual gist of what is actually happening.
The meaning of this card can be seen in the woman’s pose wherein she is looking above her and not anywhere else.
Even her arm cuts off the true emotions laid out in the 7 cups below it.
Her eyes are focused on intricate patterns which may look all very pretty and hypnotic but they are taking her thoughts away from what is actually the truth.
LIBRA: The Devil
Do you feel like you are stuck in a situation or mind set and can’t escape? Just who is pulling your strings you, another person or the situation?
There is something going on for you just now that you may be feeling a little stuck in. Well more than a little stuck in as it is the type of situation you feel you cannot escape from, at least not smoothly or without emotional pain and turmoil.
Whether this be a mental, emotional or physical situation for you it is not healthy to felt so caught up in something that it overshadows other areas of yourself and your life.
The picture of the Devil in this card looks almost as if it were drawn by a child and often when we look back at situations we felt entrapped within we do feel a bit childish we didn’t see the writing on the wall sooner and our escape faster.
Nonetheless the card of the Devil often shows that we are caught in something larger than ourselves and if we try to remove ourselves too soon we are pulled back in.
Logic, biding our time and seeing the situation in a different light often work wonders in extraditing ourselves from such things.
SCORPIO: 8 of Wands
Things may be speeding up for you just now with many things happening all at once and you caught in the middle of it not knowing what to do first.
Unexpected news is on the horizon so if you’re waiting for a phone call, email, letter, etc expect it to land in your hands soon.
You may even find there is cause for rejoicing at the news as the 8 of wands also implies growth. Be prepared for a change and make sure you are ready for it when it does come.
What is your attitude to change? Do you embrace it or shy away from it?
This card implies that change is upon you whether you like it or not. You may not even be given any warning it is about to come so you best be ready for anything.
The women in this card show the various reactions to the news and changes around them. One looks hesitant whilst two dance in celebration and ready to embrace the changes given to them.
SAGITTARIUS: Ace of Wands
Something new is coming your way and all you have to do is reach out and take it.
The Ace of Wands can stand for birth of a child but more often than not it is the birth of an idea you have that is taking shape and ready to spring into action.
For this reason get everything in place that you need to get the ball rolling on what you want to accomplish. It’s a very exciting time and things will be fast moving.
Don’t sit around waiting for something to change or happen you are the instigator here.. you are the one who is in charge.
The woman in this card is alive with new growth. The red of her robes imply actions and a quickness to her.
The green in the background shows learning and growth whilst the yellows and golds show a host of new ideas and quick thinking which helps her reach her goals quickly.
All she has to do is reach out and take them.
CAPRICORN: 7 of Swords
What do you do when you find yourself mulling over what you want to do in a situation when one part knows what you want and the other part does not.
Usually you find yourself getting pulled back into the situation going against all the logic you have used in getting away from it in the first place. Sound familiar?
Swords stand for thoughts and here it is your thoughts rather than your emotions that are pulling you back.
You can run but you can’t hide… well not until you get your thoughts in order and decide if you stay or go.
The images of the 3 women in this card show different thought processes which are going on in relation to the action you would like to take.
Sometimes you may feel like just sitting back and doing nothing, sometimes you go with the flow, other times you get up and make a stand.
Until you get your thoughts in line with your emotions though, you’re basically at an impasse where even if you do take action to leave you are pulled back by what may well feel like an undercurrent.
AQUARIUS: Queen of Swords
Is there something around for you just now that you are summing up and finding you are having new thoughts on?
Now is the time for getting these thoughts in order and being ready to communicate them to others so that you can put your plans into action or leave behind anything that is not working for you.
Be assured you shall do this eloquently and clearly so there is no questions about what you want or where you stand.
Did you know that the sword cards actually stand for Air signs astrologically and the Queen of Swords usually depicts an Air sign woman ie Gemini, Libra, Aquarius or a woman with a lot of Air sign traits.
The Queen of Swords is a great card to have if you have any intellectual work to get through.
She will cut to the core of a matter with no dilly dallying around or putting up with any nonsense.
She will speak her mind clearly, precisely and with the use of her intellect as opposed to her emotions.
PISCES: 5 of Cups
Have you been focusing on a problem lately to the exclusion of all else? You may find this has stopped you from seeing the opportunities you actually do have around you.
Others may have been a little hesitant to come near you sensing your mood and your need for privacy.
As this is a cup card the situation that you find yourself in is usually linked to emotions so take a hard look at what you need to do to get these in order so you can move forward.
If you find yourself feeling like this take a good look at this card and remind yourself who you would rather be… your true self… or the masked self and when you answer this question follow it with a “why?”
The woman in this card shows her face and what is really underneath the mask she has been wearing (perhaps for too long).
Her emotions may have caused her to put on “another face” when dealing with others to give herself space to heal something within herself.
As she holds the mask over her heart (the emotional center you have to ask yourself “who is she really trying to scare off… others or herself?”
The deck used for this month’s Tarot Scopes is the Golden Tarot of Klimt by Atanas Alexandrov Atanassov, based on the art of Gustav Klimt, published by Lo Scarabeo, distributed by Llewellyn Publications.
Don’t forget to check out this month’s Horoscope too!