Aries: Black Tortoise Six
Opportunities abound for you this month with your ruler (Mars) joining Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in your public sector. This is a powerhouse conjunction that’s likely to get you noticed. It can herald a period of increased public scrutiny, and can bring you more recognition on the job.
You may have been putting a lot of effort into your work and not even realizing that others have taken notice. Or you could be unexpectedly pulled aside by a loved one, just to tell you how much you’re valued.
This is the Feng Shui Tarot’s version of the Six of Wands. It’s a card of appreciation and admiration. You “win” something and have earned the right to be satisfied with the spoils of your victory.
This isn’t about ego or conceit and it’s never at someone else’s expense. There’s a strong sense of being supported and lifted up by others who rejoice right along with you.
You could be in line for a promotion or an award at work. You could be given the okay to go ahead with a project you’ve been excited about. Or it may be as simple as pat on the back and some words of encouragement from those who look up to you.
Whatever form this takes for you this month, know that you’ve earned it and that you deserve it. It may just give you the incentive to keep shooting for the stars and manifesting your highest goals. Don’t shy away from celebrating your achievements with others.
Even if it feels premature at this stage know that you’re well on your way and that the fun doesn’t have to stop once you reach your goals. Embrace the accolades that are coming toward you and don’t forget to thank those who’ve helped you along the way.
TAURUS: The Emperor
Saturn moves into your career house this month, for the first time since 1994. it marks the onset of a period of time where you’re going to be thinking more about your profession, your public standing and the lasting imprint you will make on the world.
The Emperor card — the version from the Dreaming Way Tarot — indicates a call to step up to the plate and assume a position of authority. It’s about striving for personal and professional success. And it’s about wielding your personal power in a fair and just manner.
This card symbolizes worldly acclaim and ambition. But it’s also tied to personal obligations, such as areas in your life where you may need to take on a parental role.
Hard work, perseverance and determination are all required: nothing will come to you during this time through sheer luck or wishful thinking.
You may be called upon to counsel another or to offer guidance based on the wisdom of your own experience. Or like the Emperor in this card, your greatest gift may be the ability to truly hear what others have to say without judgment or censure.
Although there are definite masculine elements to this card, the references don’t only apply to men. It can refer to a single mother, a career-woman, or a woman with important responsibilities. It can also describe a man in your life (or someone new coming in) who embodies these qualities.
This card symbolizes worldly acclaim and ambition. But it’s also tied to personal obligations, such as areas in your life where you may need to take on a parental role. It’s not the time to be passive or wishy-washy. It’s all about stepping up and taking control of a situation that requires a firm hand and an authoritative presence.
GEMINI: Three of Wands
This month you may be looking for ways to branch out and expand your horizons. With your ruler (Mercury) moving back and forth between your 9th and 10th houses, you’re likely to have a foot in both worlds: that of worldly acclaim and ambition and that of personal and spiritual growth,.
This card — the Three of Wands from the Archeon Tarot — is all about exploring new and uncharted territories. It brings with it a renewed sense of purpose, clarity and motivation: the desire and willingness to “make something happen!”
You may already have a new project in the works and if so you’re probably beginning to see the fruits of your labors pay off. Or you may be on the verge of launching a new project, in which case there’s no better time than the present.
The Three of Wands embodies just a powerful life-force energy that it never permits itself to be “still.” It’s always improving.
See how the Pegasus in this card is both watching over his shoulder (toward what’s already been accomplished) and preparing to take flight. There’s a nobility associated with this card, which is befitting the majestic stance of our winged friend.
It’s about opening the door to possibility and setting your sites on distant horizons. What can I do with what I already have to make a difference in the world? What do I have to offer that will bring the greatest reward? These are the questions you want to be asking yourself right now.
You may have recently discovered that you’ve found your life’s purpose. Or you may be just now acting on aspirations that you were too afraid to reach for in the past. Either way, this card speaks of a new burst of inspiration, a second wind, and the confidence with which to see it through. Whether that means through travel, enterprise, education or career, now is the time to spread your wings and fly!
Cancer: The Cat
This month, with a lineup of planets moving into your 8th house. you’re going to spending more time turning inward and exploring the intricate workings of your own psyche.
This is the Animal Wisdom Tarot’s version of the High Priestess. She’s the feminine counterpoint to her predecessor, the Magician. Where the Magician is all about mastering your skills and abilities, the High Priestess is more interested in mastering her rich and mysterious inner world.
She’s associated with wisdom and insight, psychic awareness, and a sense of “knowing” even when there is not a factual basis for it.
The High Priestess represents a call to listen to your intuition and heed your inner voice. It challenges you to look beneath the surface and find hidden nuggets of information that can help you round out the vast reservoirs of knowledge you already possess.
The High Priestess is at home in the world of arcane knowledge and esoterica. She’s both young and old, masculine and feminine, innocent and wise. She is the keeper of secrets, knowledge and mystery.
You may be getting more in touch with your own intuition or experiencing profound instances or deja vu or synchronicity. It’s important to embrace these visions and try to understand them, rather than shying away from them. They can bring insights into not only your own personal choices, but the direction you need to be heading in the coming days.
LEO: Eight of Cups
This month, with both Saturn and Mars moving into your relationship sector, you’ll be taking a more serious look at what is — and what is not — working in your relationships. You may also find yourself thinking about letting go of a situation that has not been healthy or rewarding for you.
On the upside it means taking the high road and making a transition. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.
The Eight of Cups — this version from the Crow Tarot — requires you to let go of something, such as a dream, a relationship or a set of goals, in order to move to that higher ground.
This is a card of transition, but unlike most, this one comes from conscious choice. It’s not a matter of the Universe throwing a curveball at you: it’s a decision arrived at through the realization that what once fulfilled you no longer does.
You may feel alone or abandoned during this time — rejected by a loved one or peers. Yet it’s your own discontent that prompts you to “walk away,” rather than trying to keep up the pretense that those who let you down were ever truly on your side.
This should be a period of cleaning out closets, weeding unhealthy relationships from your life and letting go of fears. It can be cathartic in the sense that it forces you to look at what’s no longer working for you, and can motivate you to do something about it.
This doesn’t refer to loss so much as it does to seeing things more clearly and then using that new-found clarity to head toward higher ground. Like the brightly shining crescent (New) Moon in this card, it’s about new beginnings rather than endings. You can see this card as an invitation to strike out on your own, follow your own path and pave your own way.
VIRGO: Eight of Coins
This month, you’ll be thinking about doing business and being more productive. You’ll be focusing on honing your craft and turning your skills into something you can be proud of.
The Eight of Coins — this version from the Ostara Tarot — is called the “apprenticeship” card, a reference to the dedication that is put into refining everything you do into something you can be proud of.
It refers to taking on an interest — a brand new one or a lifelong dream — and devoting yourself fully to it. It doesn’t have to be career related, but because it’s a labor of love wouldn’t it be great if it were? Doing what you love and seeing the money follow is something we all aspire to achieve.
It can be as simple as being 100 % focused on your work and wanting to show the powers that be your level of dedication and service. And it can be as innovative as taking something you are uniquely capable of and turning it into a career.
The Eight of Coins can also refer to an all-work / no-play mentality. But this is all relative, as the hours that you’re putting in will likely not feel like “work” at all. Not if you truly love what you do. This is about being fully engrossed in what you’re learning, creating or developing.
You may find yourself shifting gears or changing direction entirely this month, at a point where you would have thought you were already invested in another profession. If this is the case you can chalk it up the realization that money (income) is not the only valuable currency/
Take some time to think about what you’d really love to be doing if money were no object. And then get to work developing a game plan. Chances are good that once you start seriously considering your options, taking steps toward making them happen will come to you naturally.
Libra: Queen of Pentacles
This month you’re going to be thinking about ways to establish security for yourself and your loved ones. This naturally means financial security, but ties into other areas of your life as well.
Building a solid foundation in your relationships for example. Making sure you’re where you need to be with your education and professional credentials. And fortifying your relationships with family and friends.
The Queen of Pentacles — this version from the Crystal Tarot — is all about security and longevity. She appreciates the finer things in life and is not afraid to work for them. But she also wants to see returns on her efforts — material and otherwise.
This Queen is not a pushover. She stands firm in her convictions and does what it takes to achieve her goals. As a strong, solid practical business woman, she’s probably weighed all her options before she’s made a move.
The Queen of Pentacles is practical and efficient. She also tends to move a little more slowly, for two reasons. One, she knows from experience that practical choices are more likely to pay off than get rich schemes in the end. And Two, she wants to savor the life she’s built rather than scrambling to earn her next buck without taking the time to appreciate her gains.
This could be a person in your life or it could refer to qualities that you need to incorporate into your own personality. She wants to be ready for the future. Notice the fall colors and foliage in this card. You could say she’s getting ready for a long cold winter and is not about to face it ill-prepared.
This month you want to be thinking about your long-term goals and what you might need to do to bring them to fruition. It may require you to make some short-term sacrifices. But what you gain in return — through hard work, discipline and patience — will make it all worthwhile in the end.
Scorpio: Nine of Cups
This month should bring in unexpected opportunities for you to increase your fortune and enhance your luck.
The Nine of Cups is called “Happiness” in some decks and the “Wish card” in others. It speaks of manifesting your heart’s desires through aligning yourself with the principles of appreciation and gratitude.
It’s a card of satisfaction, fulfillment and contentment. It speaks of being more than just satisfied with your lot in life, but also feeling truly blessed and grateful with where you are.
This version of the card — from the Samurai Tarot — is rich in symbolism. A giant gold koi fish leaps into the air against a blood red Moon. The silhouette of a great white heron on the other side of the card frames the fish in a yin yang formation.
These symbols represent the dynamic principles of give and take that are so much a part of this card’s message. We know that both love and money must flow in order to grow.
As an animal totem, the koi fish represents wealth and material abundance. The heron represents confidence and fearlessness. They move together in harmony in this card, illustrating the need to balance these energies in your life.
Even the colors of this card speak of fortune and opportunity. Red symbolizes action, movement and energy; gold represents prosperity and fortune, and the indigo hues in the background are tied to the crown chakra and third eye.
Along with being the “Wish” card, the Nine of Cups is 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 of things.
Sagittarius: Wheel of Fortune
This month Jupiter — your ruling planet — joins up with Mars, Saturn, Pluto and for a brief period even the Moon, and all in your house of income and earnings. As a result you may see your luck changing (for the better) at least with respect to finances and material concerns.
But the Wheel of Fortune is not just about luck. It’s also about change, and more specifically our life cycles which are in a perpetual state of becoming.
We all experience these up and down cycles — and we all try to maximize the former while minimizing the latter. Sometimes we blame ourselves for the down times (assuming we’ve “brought it all on ourselves”) while viewing the up times as outside of our control.
But the Wheel of Fortune tells us that both are necessary and that the good times wouldn’t be good without the frame of reference of the not-so-good times.
There are also elements of karma and fate associated with this card; yet the Wheel of Fortune refers as much to creating your own destiny — and mastering your own fate — as it does to dealing with karmic repercussions.
It’s a reminder that all we send out comes back to us in some form or another. It may not be today; it may be months, years or even lifetimes away. Remember that as one one door closes, another one opens — just as the wheel turns and the seasons change. Today’s transits speak of finding ways to voice your intentions while at the same time putting disappointments and heartaches behind you.
CAPRICORN: Six of Swords
You may be on the verge of making important changes in your life, and in doing so will have to think about what you’re taking with you and what you need to leave behind.
This doesn’t necessarily mean material things; in fact that’s rarely what it means. It’s more about attitudes and belief systems, as well as a life you may have built and dreams you may have dreamed that are no longer capable of sustaining you.
The Six of Swords — this version from the Light Seer’s Tarot — is a card of transition and change. Moving from one “place” to another, if only in your mind. This ties in well with today’s Venus / Saturn trine, which can ease that transition through purpose and dedication: the commitment to moving forward combined with the willingness to leave the past behind.
The figures in this card are almost to their destination, the remnants of their tattered ship a testament to their perseverance. While we may not know from whence they came, we can see they’re moving toward a whole new world.
This is the message behind the Six of Swords. You may not be where you want to be just yet, but you’re moving in the right direction.
The Six of Swords — like all Sixes — reminds us that we’re not alone. We don’t get to the other side without assistance from someone, even when that “assistance” comes in the form of a setback that forces us to change direction.
It also provides clarity and perspective. We may see things we don’t want to see — or admit to ourselves — but it’s that kind of clarity that motivates us toward change. Take a moment today to reflect on where you are and where you want to be heading. This is the first step, courtesy of the Six of Swords, toward manifesting your goals.
AQUARIUS: Ace of Swords
Your card this month is the Ace of Swords from Aleister Crowley’s famous Thoth Tarot. This is a powerful card that can act as a tool for manifesting. It is raw, pure, unharnessed energy that can be channeled into something both powerful and magical.
It can act as a lightning rod for either positive or negative energy, depending on how it’s used. It refers to getting to the heart of the matter, cutting through the BS, speaking your mind and honoring your truth.
But the Ace of Swords can also be somewhat aggressive and argumentative. When used negatively it really does “cut like a knife” with respect to cruelty or hurtful words. For this reason it’s sometimes best to put some distance between yourself and whatever outside influences are triggering reactions.
Your traditional ruler (Saturn) moves into your sign this month, for the first time in almost 27 years. This marks the onset of a whole new chapter in your life, especially one that’s infused with intellect and ingenuity. The Ace of Swords is decisive and direct. It can cut through confusion or uncertainty to expose what lies beneath.
But keep in mind that swords can be double-sided, adding to the ambivalence sometimes associated with this card. And while you may be torn between different options, you want to strive to balance your decisions with forethought and our actions with foresight.
Pisces: The Hanged Man
With Mercury retrograding back and forth between your sign and Aquarius this month, you may have to reconcile yourself to the fact that good things come to those who wait.
You may be frustrated over something that’s taken longer than expected to materialize — such as a job, promotion, relationship, financial security, etc.
The Hanged Man — this version from Monica Knighton’s gorgeous Stolen Child Tarot — refers to delays and obstacles, but often these are necessary — even if you don’t yet understand why.
In this version of the card we see an old tree with a human face and twisted branches that appear to be taking on a human form. Moss grows on the tree’s roots and acorns grow from its limbs. Vines are also wending their way up the trunk from one of the tree’s “hands,” while a bird’s nest rests in the other.
This tree has become “home” to a number of woodland creatures. In addition to the family of birds, there’s a squirrel running down one side and a spiderweb on the other.
The Hanged Man refers to sacrifices as well as delays. Most often this is necessary and is for the greater good. We can see that this is the case with our tree. If it’s a tree taking on human form, it’s doing so over many many years, providing a safe haven for animals in the interim. And if it’s a human who’s forfeited his physical body to become one with the forest, then he’s made the ultimate sacrifice.
Think about the areas in your own life that have taken longer than expected to manifest. There may be a perfectly reasonable explanation, or it may be that there’s still work to be done. Either way you can rest assured that the reasons will become clear to you in time.
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March 2020 Tarot Scopes
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