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September 2021 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Aries: Four of Cups

This month, with your ruler (Mars) opposing Neptune, you may be dealing with feelings of apathy, uncertainty, disillusionment or discontent — especially regarding your personal relationships.

The Mars / Neptune opposition can see you focusing on what’s missing in your life, rather than what’s right there before you. It can see you wondering whether there’s something (or someone) else out there that would excite or inspire you.

This is the Four of Cups from Mary Griffin’s beautiful (and sadly, out-of-print) Hezicos Tarot. The figure in the card looks absolutely bored to tears, oblivious to the beauty surrounding her, and the mischief taking place beneath her feet.

The is the essence of the Four of Cups. There’s also generally a lack of energy, which may mean that for the first couple weeks of September, you won’t feel like doing much of anything.

One of the positive aspects of this card though is that it reveals to you exactly what’s “wrong with this picture” and allows you the opportunity to make it right.

It can get you thinking about how things could be — in an ideal world or at least with respect to following your dreams — and then what you can do to make those dreams a reality. While you may start out thinking “what’s the point?” you’ll have a clearer idea of what’s worth salvaging and what could use a little more work in the end. .

 

August 2021 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Three of Cups

Aries: Three of Cups

This month, with the Sun, Mercury and New Moon all coming together in your 5th (romance, love affairs and creative self-expression) house, it’s going to be a good time for you to let your hair down, kick your heels up and have some fun!

This is the Three of Cups from the Deviant Moon Tarot. This card is all about people gathering together to connect, interact and celebrate. It’s a happy, joyful energy that can manifest as a party or celebration, or it could be as simple as a girls night out.

Look at the figures in this card. They’re all so different, yet they’ve found a common ground and embrace one another with a the kind of joyful camaraderie that says they know how to have fun.

They rise up from the belly of a monster fish. Are they celebrating their impending release? Or are they resigned to a more sinister fate and engaging in one last last hurrah?

Either way this card is all about socializing and participating in group activities. Hanging out with like-minded people and expressing feelings of affection and good-will.

This month you want to leave your troubles at the door and go out and have yourself some fun, There’s no room for fretting about work or other mundane concerns.

No matter where the people in your life have come from — no matter what your connection or history or relationship with them is — the Three of Cups is a card of companionship and camaraderie. It serves as a reminder that there’s always something to be grateful for, and always someone to share your gratitude with.

 

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jun 21, 2021 – Jun 27, 2021

Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Jun 21, 2021 – Jun 27, 2021:

There’s a lot happening this week, starting with two planets (the Sun and Venus) changing signs, two planets (Mercury and Neptune) changing direction, and the final Super Moon of the year.

Starting on Monday, the Sun moves into Cancer and marks the onset of the Summer Solstice as well as the longest day of the year. This is measured by the amount of time between Sunrise and Sunset for those in the Northern Hemisphere; it’s exactly the opposite (the Winter Solstice and shortest day of the year) for those in the Southern Hemisphere.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jun 14, 2021 – Jun 20, 2021

Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Jun 14, 2021 – Jun 20, 2021:

We start this week on Monday with Saturn squaring Uranus. This is an incredibly tense aspects that’s been in effect (within orb) for the last several months. It’s the planet that rules regulations, structure and tradition (Saturn) butting heads with the planet that rules change, progress and rebellion (Uranus).

We’re seeing the more stressful aspects of this transit playing out in real time all over the world: in government, politics and religion. It you’re familiar with the Tower card in the tarot, that’s what a Uranus / Saturn square is like, with Saturn representing the the Tower’s structure and Uranus representing the lightning bolt that knocks the whole thing down.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jun 7, 2021 – Jun 13, 2021

Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Jun 7, 2021 – Jun 13, 2021:

The week starts with a beautiful crescent (Balsamic) Moon in Taurus that conjuncts Uranus and then squares Saturn on Monday. The Taurus Moon is known for wanting to take things slowly and for focusing less on action and more on comfort and relaxation.

These are Taurus Moon activities, with the idea of contentment, luxury, and getting in touch with nature and the earth being the corresponding theme. This Moon is earthy, composed and tranquil, although it can also be overly cautious. It prefers to savor meaningful experiences, much like someone would savor a meal or a bottle of fine wine.

June 2021 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Five of Wands

Aries: Five of Wands

With your ruling planet (Mars) involved in a tense aspect with Pluto from the start of this month, you may see your competitive drives being awakened — along with 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.

Fortunately all this changes when Mars moves into Leo (on the 12th). In the meantime though, steer clear of incendiary topics (like politics and religion). Use this transit to your advantage, by choosing your battles wisely and in most cases choosing not to battle at all.

 

Weekly Astrology Forecast — May 31, 2021 – Jun 6, 2021

Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of May 31, 2021 – Jun 6, 2021:

This week starts on Monday, with a Mars / Neptune trine in Cancer and Pisces respectively. Mars is not particularly happy in Cancer (although it’s thankfully no longer out of bounds). But Neptune is very well placed in Pisces and the trine can bring out the best in both of these planets.

The Mars / Neptune aspect can see you tuned into the music of the spheres like never before. This aspect reminds you that you are one with the Universe and everyone in it. It’s creative and compassionate and can inspire you to become a better person.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — May 24, 2021 – May 30, 2021

Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of May 24, 2021 – May 30, 2021:

This week starts on Monday, with an out of bounds Venus which is in semi-sextile to Mars. The out of bounds condition famously coincides with conflicts in relationship. It can manifest as one partner suddenly expressing an urge to break free or engaging in reckless behaviors. It can be erratic and unpredictable. It can see you responding to ambiguous social cues, or sending them out yourself.

The semi-sextile to Mars encourages you to think about how much you’re giving (Venus) and how much you’re taking (Mars). Or rather how much you’re getting back in return. Hidden resentments will have to be addressed and you’ll have to figure out a way to bring these energies back into balance.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — May 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021

Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of May 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021:

We start this week on Monday with the Sun trinining Pluto and Venus conjuncting the North Node. The Sun / Pluto transit is all about harnessing your personal power and channeling it in productive / transformative ways. It’s excellent for business and financial matters since both of these planets are in Earth signs. It can also be used to make positive changes in yourself — as in how you wish to present yourself to the outer world and how you want to be perceived.

The Venus / North Node conjunction automatically opposes the South Node, since the Moon’s nodes are always in direct opposition. This aspect can bring new people into your life who feel familiar and who can be instrumental to your evolutionary process.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — May 10, 2021 – May 16, 2021

Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of May 10, 2021 – May 16, 2021:

As we start this week (on Monday), Mercury conjuncts the North Node, thus simultaneously opposing the South Node. This can manifest as a chance encounter that turns out to be anything but in the end. Whether it’s a past-life connection or just someone you meet unexpectedly that turns into a significant connection, you want to pay attention.

Also be mindful of what you say and how you say it. Mercury is well placed in Gemini and as it represents communications and ideas, you want to be conscious of how your words come across to others. And remember that the Nodes are said to be karmic in nature. So pay attention to what you put out there as it could have long term repercussions.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — May 3, 2021 – May 9, 2021

Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of May 3, 2021 – May 9, 2021:

This week starts on Monday, with Mercury squaring Jupiter while the Sun squares Saturn. In both cases these squares involve planets that naturally rule opposing signs, with Mercury and Jupiter ruling Gemini and Sagittarius while the Sun and Saturn rule Leo and Aquarius.

As a result there are likely to be times when you’re not on the same page as the people you’re dealing with, and conflicts may arise. With respect to Mercury and Jupiter, the issue might be overdoing things, overcommitted or over extending yourself, which can lead to resentments later on.

May 2021 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Aries: Seven of Wands

With Mars (your ruler) now in Cancer — and moving through your 4th house — there may be times this month where you feel like retreating into your own thoughts and creating a safe inner sanctuary for yourself.

You may also find yourself needing to be more guarded and alert, rather than accepting things at face value.  You may face opposition from others, in the form of competition or outright resistance. You may also feel “under siege,” as in being attacked or ganged up on.

There may be a moral dilemma or a situation that requires you to compromise your ideals. This may be a friend who asks you to keep an uncomfortable confidence, an accusation that’s put you on the defense, or a situation in which you feel unfairly targeted.

In this version — from the Light Seer’s Tarot — the choice is pretty clear. It’s not going to be about fighting or one-upping anybody. It’s about distancing yourself from all the noise and reclaiming your own power.

There is a “hold your ground” element to the traditional Seven of Wands and a call to find your center in this one. Either way it’s about self-preservation. But what better way to strengthen your position than to harness all that energy, rather than allowing it to scatter all around you.

Think about the obstructions you’ve been standing in the way of obtaining your goals and work on breaking them down. You may have to explore uncomfortable feelings or you may have to conquer some fears. Whatever it is, know that you do have the tools at your disposal. The Seven of Wands requires you to consider solutions that might not be readily available, as you plan your next move.