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Melodie is a full-time professional astrologer with a background in Psychology. She has been studying astrology for more than 30 years and has been teaching, writing and speaking professionally since 1995. For more information or to schedule a session with Melodie, click here:

October 2019 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Seven of Pentacles

Aries: Seven of Pentacles

Now would be a good time to re-evaluate a recent decision and decide your next move. Do you proceed as planned? Change directions? Or throw in the towel and start all over again?

The Seven of Pentacles — this version from the Shadowscapes Tarot — indicates a need for patience to see something through. But it can also trigger feelings of disappointment or frustration over that something taking too long to produce results.

That also brings in the potential that as those results develop they turn out to be not what you thought you wanted in the first place. You could be involved in a relationship that’s just not working out the way you hoped or a career-path that turns out to be unrewarding.

You may be mid-way through a college degree and find yourself wondering if you should change majors, or moving halfway around the world and realizing you’re homesick.

The Seven of Pentacles — like all Sevens — refers to delays, dilemmas and decisions that are not easy to resolve. This card can refer to a pause or a setback, a choice between disparate paths, or even a change in direction late in the game.

This card represents finding yourself a pivotal juncture that there’s no easy answer for. If you find yourself at a crossroads — wondering whether it’s best to hang in there or to hang it up and start all over again, your best move may just be to step back and give it some time.

 

Weekly Astrology Forecast –Sep 30, 2019 – Oct 6, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Sep 30, 2019 – Oct 6, 2019:

We’ve got a lot going on this week, with two planets (Mercury and Mars) changing signs, a planet (Pluto) changing direction, and a stellium of planets (five in all — if you include the still-New Moon) in Libra by week’s end.

The Libra Moon is nestled in between Venus and Mercury at the beginning of the week (on Monday) setting the tone for pleasant  and amicable conversations. This is a graceful, conciliatory aspect that seeks to  set aside differences and bring people together in harmony. While it’s a relatively fleeting transit, a lot can be accomplished through tact, diplomacy and skillful communications during this time.

Weekly Astrology Forecast –Sep 23, 2019 – Sep 29, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Sep 23, 2019 – Sep 29, 2019:

We usher in the Autumnal Equinox this week (Spring Equinox for those in the Southern Hemisphere) on Monday, as the Sun moves into Libra.  From a symbolic standpoint, the Equinox is associated balance and harmony. It’s also associated with with reaping what we have sewn and harvesting what we have grown. It speaks of conserving our energy and making preparations for the longer colder nights.

With the day (consciousness and intention) and night (intuition and emotion) momentarily equal, the ability to synchronize our own inner rhythms is unparalleled during this time. This is reinforced by the fact that the Sun has moved into Libra, which shifts our collective consciousness toward thoughts of fairness and impartiality. The Sun in Libra is objective and open-minded, willing to weigh all sides of an argument and listen to all points of view.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Sep 16, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Sep 16, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019:

This week starts with Mercury opposing Chiron on Monday. This aspect can bring feelings of guilt and regret to the surface.  It can cause you to be more susceptible to deception — including your own. This is not the time to wallow in self-pity or to let your feelings of inadequacy govern your actions. 

You could be questioning whether you’ve done enough to help others or whether you’ve said the right things. You may also be more gullible than usual, so be careful not to fall prey to someone’s sob story. Don’t get caught up in (melo)drama and don’t let your compassion for others cloud your judgment.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Sep 9, 2019 – Sep 15, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Sep 9, 2019 – Sep 15, 2019:

This week we have two planets (Mercury and Venus) changing signs, a Full Moon / Neptune conjunction in Pisces, and a planet (Saturn) stationing as it prepares to go direct.

Starting on Monday, Mars trines Saturn and the North Node while Mercury trines Pluto.The Mars / Saturn trine is not particularly lucky. But it does present opportunities as long as you’re willing to work for them. This is a good time to take plans that have been thoroughly and painstakingly finessed (Saturn) and put them into action (Mars).

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Sep 2, 2019 – Sep 8, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Sep 2, 2019 – Sep 8, 2019:

We start this week with a Sun / Mars conjunction on Monday, with Venus squaring Jupiter and sextiling the North Node.  With Mars so close to the Sun it’s said to be hidden by the Sun’s bright rays, a condition known astrologically as “combust.”  

Add to that the Venus aspects — the square to Jupiter, an expansive, indulgent energy, and the sextile to the North Node, a cooperative, conciliatory energy — and this combination of aspects can make for a harmonious, productive day.

September 2019 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Two of Wands

Aries: Two of Wands

Your card this month is the Two of Wands from the beautiful Fantastical Tarot. The Two of Wands — like all Twos — refers to taking the spark of an idea (seen in the Aces) and forming it into a tangible, working plan.

This requires looking at it from all angles — weighing the pros and cons, evaluating time and energy, separating the wheat from the chaff and so on. This is beautifully represented in the imagery depicted on this version of the card.

Here we see two leopards — one dark and one light — each standing watch by their own ornate pillars. The dark leopard is an exact mirror image of the light. Their sleek bodies curve toward one another and become “one,” reminding us of the power of uniting opposing forces to make one stronger entity. The Sun shines high in the sky between them.

The key here is balance: you won’t be able to make something happen without careful consideration and planning. And all the planning in the world won’t cause your ideas to materialize without putting in the effort.

There’s a certain give and take with the Two of Wands (as with all Twos in the tarot) that is mirrored right back to you. There’s also a need for discrimination — throwing out the unrealistic or half-baked ideas and focusing on what has a genuine shot at being successful. The Two of Wands requires you to be objective and this is why it’s always wise to bounce your ideas off of another.

If you want to make something happen this month, prove it by participating in its development. The outcome you achieve will be directly proportionate to the energy you put into making it manifest.

 

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Aug 26, 2019 – Sep 1, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Aug 26, 2019 – Sep 1, 2019:

We start this week on Monday with Venus trining Uranus with the Moon in Cancer at their midpoint (and sextiling them both). These two planets in harmonious aspect bring an ease of expression and cooperation to the forefront, particularly in social settings. With Venus in Virgo and Uranus in Taurus, the focus is on comfort and consistency. But with a twist: as Uranus likes to shake things up we might be surprised to see these things take on a whole new meaning for us during this time.

Remember that Venus is still conjunct the Sun (and in mutual reception with Mercury) so there’s also a lot of emphasis on originality and individuality. This is a progressive, forward-thinking, trend-setting configuration that encourages creative self-expression. As such, it’s a good time to change things up a bit, especially in how you present yourself to the outer world.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Aug 19, 2019 – Aug 25, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Aug 19, 2019 – Aug 25, 2019:

This week we have three planets and an asteroid (Juno) in Leo all moving into Virgo. Venus and Mars are also still combust, or hidden from view. Mercury is visible, in the early morning skies while Jupiter and Saturn are visible at night. The Moon is still full — in Aries — on Monday, forming a conjunction to Chiron, a semi-sextile to Uranus and a trine to Mercury before the day is through.

These are all relatively benign aspects but because the Moon is in Aries — the sign associated with action, energy, motivation and drive — we may be chomping at the bit to get things moving. The Moon in Aries is lively, free-spirited and adventurous. It’s wide-open to to the world of possibilities, facing whatever comes its way without fear or trepidation.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Aug 12, 2019 – Aug 18, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Aug 12, 2019 – Aug 18, 2019:

This week starts on Monday with Uranus going stationary retrograde, where it will remain for the next five months. As with all retrogrades, the planetary energy is turned inward, making those sudden flashes of Uranian brilliance and insight all the more real.

Uranus is known as the “great awakener” and loves to shake things up — just to make sure we’re paying attention. It’s a naturally rebellious archetype, but the retrograde makes it less about bucking the system and more about challenging our own deeply personal ideals. Uranus will retrograde back to 2º Taurus 39, before it turns direct and starts moving forward again (on January 12, 2020).

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Aug 5, 2019 – Aug 11, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Aug 5, 2019 – Aug 11, 2019:

This week we have a planet (Mercury) changing signs, a planet (Jupiter) changing direction and what promises to be a spectacular light show (the Perseid Meteor Showers) by week’s end.

Starting on Monday though, the Moon is still New in Libra, where it is known for fairness, impartiality and objectivity. Those things should come ion hand, since it forms several stressful aspects: including an opposition to Chiron, square to Saturn and inconjunct to Uranus. Fortunately, there’s also a sextile to Jupiter, and a trine to Venus and the Sun before the day is through.

August 2019 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Aries: Ace of Bows

This month — with five planets (including your ruler Mars and the New Moon) moving through your 5th house — the area related to self-expression and creativity — you want to be thinking about your dreams, desires and intentions; as well as the actions you can take to turn them into a powerful reality.

The Ace of Bows (Wands in most decks) speaks of directing your energy toward your goals with purpose and intent: much the same way you’d take aim with an arrow and launch it at a distant target.

If you’ve ever done any archery, you know that you don’t just pick up an arrow and fling it haphazardly into the air. You have to pull back, focus on your objective and become one with the bow before you even shoot. Once you let go of the arrow, you’re committed to the outcome so you have to put everything you have into hitting your target.

This is the energy you want to keep in mind as you work on manifesting your goals. This card — called the “Spark of Life” here in the Wildwood Tarot — refers to that raw, pure, unharnessed energy that is the Ace of Wands as it changes energetically from spark (idea) to flame (intention) to contact (manifestation).

What is it you really really want that you haven’t (up to now) put your whole heart and soul into? And what are the chances of making it a reality unless you do? These are the questions you want to be asking yourself this month.

The Ace of Bows is about offering your intentions up to the Universe with every reason to believe you will be rewarded for doing so. With this in mind, it’s time to push all negativity aside and replace it with optimism and inspiration. If you’re truly serious about manifesting your desires, there is no time like the present to do it.