Aries: Five of Swords
If you rush into something too quickly this month you may find that it comes back to bite you.
Think of what your Achilles heel is and keep an eye on it because it may not only be you who is affected. Someone will have your back and you need to be aware that your actions do not only affect you but others also.
If you find yourself at odds within a situation do not come out fighting because if you do you may find you have done exactly what the other person wanted all along and as there is total balance in this image you don’t want to go rocking any boats to put yourself at a disadvantage.
It may be that you are on the verge of leaving a relationship, a job or simply have had enough of your life at present and want to throw it all in and start something new.
However, what you do not need is action that is not well thought out… rather you need a plan.
With an eclipse in your sign on the 8th and Mercury retrograde for a large part of the month it will be difficult to see the woods from the trees but if you can imagine glimpses of your wishes coming into reality then you get the idea of what you need to do and why it is so important to hold off for the time being.
Taurus: The Hermit
You look as if you are ready to do some serious housecleaning in your life this month and not take “no” from anyone as an answer.
If you have been having trouble getting time to yourself lately and you need some alone time then you are going to have to put your foot down and demand it.
It’s not a bad thing to have some “me” time especially when you are always giving to others and they are coming to you for your help but sometimes you need to take that time back for yourself to replenish your energy.
The image in this card looks as if you have been soaked dry and need to put everything out of your mind that is polluting you both literally and metaphorically.
As the wheels of your thoughts turn around in your mind you will come up with new ways to tackle old ideas but to do so you need to take yourself out of the situation in the first place.
I have no doubt that you already have a plan or two up your sleeve that has also been well thought out. The lantern lights your way and you are brooking no interference.
Note to readers who have a Taurean partner… on October 23/24 there is an eclipse in their relationship area. If you push your Taurean too hard this month the solitude they are craving may turn into a permanent thing.
Gemini: Four of Wands
Everything seems to be coming easy to you this month and it is as if the world is at your fingertips.
Must be some of that Gemini mental agility you have in abundance! If you need to think your way through a problem or perhaps have many things to juggle all at once do not be afraid to take on the challenge.
Mercury may be retrograde for a large part of October but you may not even notice it as you happily throw yourself into all that is around you and come up smelling of roses.
The only problem you may encounter is that you find yourself doing so many things at once that you lose control of one or more and a domino effect transpires with you at the centre of the heap.
There is little doubt though that if this does happen that you will come out “whiter than white” and still live to tell the tale alongside being given more opportunities.
It’s as if you had nine lives! While you are juggling all and sundry around you though you may like to give a bit of thought to how you could make your life easier and cut down on time wasted.
A problem shared is a problem halved and with the smile you have on your face this month anyone would be willing to listen.
Cancer: Seven of Pentacles
How do you make work look so easy? This month you will have the chance to sit back a bit and take some weight of your feet.
You may still be working but it is going to be an easy month and that which you sow you will reap immensely.
Look at the way you comfortably lay back and relax within the tree. There is a method to what you are doing just now and it will pay off for you further down the track.
It is as if you know there is no need to rush as everything will come your way in due course. Therefore, you are biding your time and enjoying the process alongside taking in valuable knowledge and lessons that you can use and also pass on to others.
There is a certain ebb and flow when it comes to what you have coming in and going out. If you have been trying to balance your finances then this month will see a steady flow and the possibility of more coming in than going out.
If you are musing whether to remain in a relationship then allow yourself plenty of time to come to terms with what you want to do.
Notice there is no one else in this card but you. This doesn’t mean you are on your own or that you a lonely it means you are putting yourself first and no one is going to push you for answers until you are ready… you’re too busy enjoying yourself.
Leo: Seven of Wands
You may find yourself with your back towards the wall this month and need to defend your thoughts or your actions.
This shouldn’t be too much of a problem though as you look confident, strong and well able to head off any opposition that comes your way.
One thing you should watch out for though is that the attack, although it looks to come directly at you, may not necessarily be clear cut.
For instance you cannot see who or what the problem is in this image rather it seems to be several things coming at you at once with the desire to knock you off your feet.
Be wary of anyone around you who seems envious or jealous as they may take an underhanded attempt to knock your confidence and/or undermine you. I’d like to see them try though as you look so confident and assertive here that anyone who thinks they have a chance of knocking you down may have taken on more than they realised.
There is a lot of self love around you which can be seen in the pink hues in the dress and if you need a speedy retreat you have one already mapped out within the water behind you which I must say is the only fertile piece of nature in this image.
Don’t be afraid to jump in… you never know what you’ll find or where it will lead you.
If you have been stuck in a situation or way of thinking that leaves you going around in circles this is the time to ask yourself what YOU need to do to change your situation.
There is a saying “a rolling stone gathers no moss” well in this case it seems that moss has been growing around a situation you are a part of and it will require you to back up the strength of your convictions with more than just words otherwise you may find yourself stuck for a while to come.
You are seeing the situation clearly and also speaking your own thoughts on it well.
However if you look at your sense of hearing and listening to what others are saying you can see that there may be a bit of confusion around this as that is where the moss seems to have settled.
Ask yourself if what you perceive others to be saying is what they are really saying or if you are interpreting it to fit your own ideas.
The lion in this card is not “roaring” it seems to be biding its time for an opportunity to come along for it to shake itself free of the stagnation it finds itself in.
If you have found yourself stagnating for far too long then do something about it… not yesterday and not tomorrow but do something about it today.
Libra: Page of Pentacles
If you find yourself in a bit of a jam this month you have only to look around you to see where the problem may have originated.
Rather than staying still and not doing anything your best course of action may be to reach out with both hands and get the ball rolling in the direction you wish to go.
If you are waiting for an answer to something to unlock you from your inaction then you may be waiting a while as the only person who can free you from the restraints placed upon you is yourself.
It may not have been you who placed those restraints on you in the first place but it is you who can remove them.
Keep this in mind when you feel you have no recourse other than waiting for help to come along.
There is a great deal of creativity around for you this month and if you have the courage to step forward and release yourself from that which binds you then you will find that you can step out into a brand new direction.
A direction you have perhaps been dreaming about but keeping the dream to yourself.
Open your eyes and take that first step… you never know where it will lead you.
Scorpio: Queen of Cups
You may find you are spreading yourself a bit thin this month and considering Mercury will turn retrograde in Scorpio and there is a solar eclipse in your sign.
Who could blame you for feeling as if you are stretch to your limit!
Give yourself some credit though as you are standing on firmer ground than you suspect and even though you have allowed yourself to be precariously exposed you do not for one minute think there is anything to truly be worried about.
Rather, in true Scorpio fashion, you are casting your net wide and far in order to come up with the answers and what looks like water being flippantly discarded may be the truth you are actually looking for.
Water stands for emotions. Scorpio is a water sign and it is also very much into psychic phenomenon alongside a sensitivity to manipulating what is around you.
It may be no accident that the water that seems to be so flippantly discarded shows images within it like a crystal ball gazing back at you as you lose yourself within its magic.
With mother earth behind you and the water’s edge before you there is nothing to be worried about this month as long as you keep your eye on your goal.
Sagittarius: Wild Fate
It is so easy to cut off that which is not working for you when you look at it with your logic and intuition together.
You may not look happy about it but you do look peaceful.
The third eye in this image is your intuition working for you so if you have been having thoughts and feelings of removing yourself from a situation then listen to them.
It may even be that you are ready for a new type of life and need to cut cords with your old life for this to happen.
Many hands make light work and there are 3 hands in this image as well as the bird with scissors helping you to make sense of the jumbled mess of ropes (the situation) you are pondering over and assisting you in removing yourself from it.
If all else fails allow the wee bird to just cut through the ropes as this offers release.
If you keep your eyes on the problem it may never go away but if you listen with your heart (intuition) the problem can disappear for you whilst leaving you intact and ready to see what is coming into your life.
I’m thinking this will be something rather remarkable now that your intuition (third eye) is open and activated.
Capricorn: Three of Swords
Who has been pulling on your heartstrings and why have you been allowing them to do so?
If you find yourself all caught up in sadness and sorrow this month you may also find that you have yourself to blame for a large part of this.
Rather than going over and over what has gone wrong for you in the past you need to step out of this thinking and concentrate on what is going right for you in the “present” and what you actually wish for in the future.
Notice the balloon is attached to a string as if you are going to release it to the Universe on a wing and a prayer. If you do this the Universe will obey and send you back more sorrow.
It might be a good idea to release those 3 swords from the balloon before you go making new plans. As the rain pours down over the 3 swords in the red heart balloon and the skies darken and threaten to storm all around you there is perhaps one question you haven’t contemplated to ask yourself. Why are you dry?
Apart from the tear running down your right cheek the rest of your body is dry and not affected by the onslaught of emotions all around you.
You have only to cut the cords that bind you to the situation to set yourself free.
Aquarius: Three of Cups
It’s time to dance and be merry.
This month looks as if you will be celebrating something which not only involves you but also others.
There is much merriment to be found and growth from interacting with others. It may be the start of a new project or the beginnings of a new idea that has taken hold in your mind.
Either way it is a good idea to share it around with trusted friends and get their ideas on it.
Nothing about this month looks “heavy” for you so if you have been through a hard time lately now is the time to leave it behind and look towards the future.
Your life is ready to take a new turn and within this you are filled with such happiness that nothing and no one will stand in your way. In fact if they did you would probably just laugh in their face.
It’s time to dabble in new experiences and taste new life experiences. It’s time to let go of the past and begin a brand new day.
It’s time to be grateful and spread that gratitude around because as you do it will come back to you again and again.
Pisces: High Priestess
Time to stop and think about all that knowledge you have accumulated and what you are going to do with it.
You seem to be in two minds about something and at the same time these two different paths you are thinking of blend into one answer.
Do not allow yourself to feel hemmed in because you have such a lot going on this month that you need the freedom of being able to take a different direction at the drop of a hat.
There are people to help you do this as well as your own intuition which is highly charged just now and allowing you to think not just with your head but also with your heart.
You may wish to look to the past for answers to present problems and draw upon your knowledge of what has come before.
The three apples in your lap indicate that you will be faced with choices that may at first seem too good to be true but for some reason you are not taking the first steps to try them yet.
What does that say about the choices? Is it that you are in some way intuitively tuned into knowing it may not be the right choice for you at present?
Don’t get too bothered with it all though as you have plenty of protection around you so you are not going to get hurt.
The deck used for this month’s tarotscopes is the 78 Tarot, a collaborative effort designed by 78 different artists from around the world.
Published by Artists Assembled, LLC.
This deck is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, and will be available this month. A limited number of decks are available for pre-sale now through the 78 Tarot Etsy storefront.
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Used by generous permission.
Check out this month’s horoscopes too!
October 2014 Tarot Scopes
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