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October 2018 Tarot Scopes by Melodie


ARIES: The Swan

Your card this month — the Swan (Temperance card) from the Animal Wisdom Tarot, describes a need to go with the flow and to bring the conflicting desires of your being back toward the center.

With your ruler (Mars) getting ready to cross its shadow point, you can put some of your recent setbacks to rest, and focus on bringing balance and harmony back into your life.

This card is called the Angel of Alchemy in this deck. And it certainly looks like an angel. Its beautiful wings are spread wide and welcoming and it’s snow white feathers glisten above the surface of the lake. It glides just inches above the water (feelings, emotions, the unconscious, etc.) — not so far removed that is detaches completely, but not so close that it allows itself to become immersed.

We could all take a page from the Swan’s book in our dealings with others as well as the ways we treat ourselves. Getting just enough altitude to see things from a clearer perspective without neglecting what lies beneath.

The Temperance card refers to bringing the opposing facets of your personality (or your relationships, or your desires) into alignment by finding the perfect middle ground. It represents peace and harmony, synthesis and equilibrium, moderation and restraint.

As you can see from the glorious Swan in this card, nothing needs be sacrificed in attaining that balance. Just remember to rise above whatever situations in your life that are pulling you down, without rising so high that you neglect them or fail to take advantage of opportunities to learn from or grow from them.


Weekly Astrology Forecast — Oct 1, 2018 – Oct 7, 2018:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Oct 1, 2018 – Oct 7, 2018:

This week starts with Pluto going stationary direct on Monday, after having spent the last six months in retrograde motion. It’s been retrograde since April 23rd and will turn retrograde again on April 26th, 2019. As Pluto turns direct again you may see suppressed urges and desires returning to the surface (much like the Roman God for which it is named emerges from the underworld in ancient mythology).

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Sep 24, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Sep 24, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018:

This week’s highlights include a Full Moon in Aries, Chiron retrograding back into Pisces, and the asteroid Juno moving into Gemini. We start things off on Monday, with a Mercury / Mars trine , just as the Sun inconjuncts Uranus and Saturn inconjuncts the North Node.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Sep 17, 2018 – Sep 23, 2018:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Sep 17, 2018 – Sep 23, 2018:

This week starts on Monday, with a first-quarter (and void of course) Moon in Sagittarius. The first-quarter Moon is tied to home, family, security, emotions and needs (among other things). While Sagittarius isn’t particularly comfortable in any of these areas, there are plenty of positive attributes associated with the Sagittarian Moon. Optimism, for one thing. Generosity for another. It’s also good for being truthful about your feelings and for expanding your emotional horizons.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Sep 10, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Sep 10, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018:

This week starts with an inconjunct between Venus and Chiron on Monday. This aspect can put a strain on your love life by forcing you to look at unhealthy relationship patterns, such as mistaking compassion for love or pity for kindness.

This aspect underscores the potential for missing (or misreading) important social cues. As with all inconjunct aspects, the key to rebalancing this energy is adjusting your own perceptions and adapting your own approach.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Sep 3, 2018 – Sep 9, 2018:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Sep 3, 2018 – Sep 9, 2018:

This week’s highlights include a planet (Saturn) changing direction, two planets (Mercury and Venus) changing signs, and a New Moon in Virgo.

Starting on Monday, Mercury sextiles Venus. Mercury and Venus are both well placed, with Mercury in mutual reception to the Sun, and Venus in its own sign. Also, as Mercury is the planet associated with words, ideas, and the exchange of information, and Venus is the planet associated with fairness and cooperation, bringing them together in a harmonious (sextile) aspect can make for some very pleasant conversations.

September 2018 Tarot Scopes by Melodie


ARIES: The Magician

This month — with the full moon in your sign and Mars moving into Aquarius, you may feel like you can accomplish anything! This is a time for being innovative and dynamic and for creating your own personal magic, through the proper use of energy, action and initiative.

The Magician in this card — from Vanessa Decort’s gorgeous Sun and Moon Tarot — is seen delineating an astrology chart in heavens. An Ouroboros (world snake, known for devouring its own tail and swallowing itself, only to be born again and again) is placed around the chart wheel’s circumference.

In the center of the wheel are the Magician’s tools — a wand, cup, sword and pentacle. Esoteric symbols (yin-yang, a lemniscate, eye of horus and horse-head talisman) are also seen inside the wheel.

The Magician stands on a beach with waves lapping at the shoreline. Stars twinkle in the night sky while a fire blazes to his left and a monkey gazes out from a pile of rocks on his right.

But the figure in this deck is not your typical Magician. He marches to the beat of his own drum. The Monkey in the foreground is also fitting as monkeys are known to be clever and playful creatures who embody the spirit of the Magi.

Take some time to this month to think about what makes you unique and what skills you and you alone possess. Every one of us has something that we’re so passionate about — and properly channeled, this passion can become your calling.

It’s all about making the best and most powerful use of that thing that makes you YOU. Like the Magician in this card, you’ll want to remember that all of your resources are right there at your disposal, and will only need to be accessed in order for you to create something “magic.”

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Aug 27, 2018 – Sep 2, 2018:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Aug 27, 2018 – Sep 2, 2018:

We start this week with Mars going stationary direct on Monday, at its exact degree of exaltation (28 Capricorn). Mars has been retrograde for the last two months, and while it’s much more comfortable moving forward than it is moving backwards, it will take until October 9th to cross its shadow point. 

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Aug 20, 2018 – Aug 26, 2018:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Aug 20, 2018 – Aug 26, 2018:

We start the week on Monday, with Mars at the 29th degree of Capricorn, retrograde, out of bounds, and at an anaretic degree. This is a volatile placement for Mars (even though it’s exalted in Capricorn) and should be taken into consideration when making plans or developing expectations.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Aug 13, 2018 – Aug 19, 2018:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Aug 13, 2018 – Aug 19, 2018:

We start the week on Monday with Mars retrograding back into Capricorn, where it will remain for the next three weeks, during which time it turns direct before re-entering Aquarius. Mars has been retrograde since the end of June and will turn direct again on August 28th, but won’t cross its shadow-point until October 10th.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Aug 6, 2018 – Aug 12, 2018:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Aug 6, 2018 – Aug 12, 2018:

This week, we have a planet changing signs, a planet changing direction, and the third eclipse of the summer — this one a New Moon solar eclipse in Leo. Starting on Monday, Venus moves into Libra, the sign it co-rules with Taurus. The Libra version is all about objectivity, tact, diplomacy and grace. It’s about striving for harmony in relationship and interacting socially with others rather than engaging in conflict.

August 2018 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Nine of Cups

ARIES: Nine of Cups

Take some time this month to look around you, and see how many of your dreams and wishes have come true.

The Nine of Cups is a called ‘Happiness” in this deck (the beautiful Röhrig Tarot). It’s a card of contentment and fulfillment. It speaks of being more than just satisfied with your lot in life, but also feeling truly blessed and grateful for where you are.

The Nine of Cups is known as the Wish card; in this sense it’s about manifesting your heart’s desires. Nothing is taken for granted and nothing is left to chance. It’s about aligning yourself with the universal laws of attraction and getting what you deserve.

Along with being the “Wish” card, it’s also a card of Miracles. As there’s so much more focus on what one has than what one lacks, it’s easier to notice small miracles and in even the smallest things.

Be careful though that you don’t become too complacent: one of the potential pitfalls with this card is getting exactly what you wished for, only to discover later on that it wasn’t what you wanted in the first place. Because of this, you want to be very mindful of what you ask for — and what you  “put out there” — this month.

Think about what makes you happy and chances are good it’s the simple things in life. Home, family, friends, health, material comforts and peace of mind. This is what the Nine of Cups is all about and if you’re not where you want to be just yet, think of ways to change that.

Take some time to think about what you really want — and don’t forget to be grateful for what you already have. There’s an intricate balance between gratitude and personal fulfillment, so make sure you’re putting enough energy and effort into both.