October 2013 Tarot Scopes featuring Shadowscapes Tarot

Ace of Swords

ARIES: Ace of Swords

The Ace of Swords stands for intellect.

It gives you a fast paced way of thinking and is good for study, thinking ideas through thoroughly and making plans.

You may experience a myriad of thoughts this month and who can tell where they will lead you but one thing is certain if you keep your wits about you and think clearly you will come up with new ideas for old problems along with a different way of executing them.

Words can cut like a knife, they can also heal when applied correctly.

If you have anything you have been wanting to say to someone and have not been sure of how to say it you may find that this month your thoughts lead you to a new conclusion in how to best present your argument in a way that it will be heard.



ss-3-swordsTAURUS: 3 of Swords

Is there heartbreak you have been holding inside you that needs to be let go off?

The 3 of swords gives a glimpse of emotions that may, on the surface, not seem to detrimental but left alone to fester the wound of these emotions can grow disproportionately in relation to the original emotional wound.

Perhaps there is sorrow in your life and this has left you feeling a little down but if you focus and give all your efforts to the situation that bought this sorrow about for you and don’t look at what can actually be done to fix things then you may be “stuck” in this state for longer than you wished.

Notice the “heart” bleeding at the top of the image.

The human heart is also known as the “little brain” and there is evidence to suggest that the heart knows what we will do in a situation even before it becomes apparent to our intellectual selves (our brain).

Think carefully on this if your thoughts have your drowning in sorrow.



ss-queen-pentsGEMINI: Queen of Pentacles

Now is the time to come up with a plan that is practical, grounded and has no holes in it.

The Queen of Pentacles will keep you grounded and with your attention to details just now so you should have no trouble getting what you want.

There is an image of the sun shining above the Queen’s head which shows that new ideas (bright and shining) are coming into focus for her and she has the resources and resourcefulness to put these ideas into action.

This is a time for building the foundations of what you want.

For coming up with a plan and knowing that the fruits of your efforts will be rewarded.

The fact that Mercury also goes retrograde later this month from the 21st onwards  gives you a timing for when you are likely to be able to plan behind the scenes to make your dreams come true.



ss-sunCANCER: The Sun

Luck, generosity, positive thinking, playfulness… you name it this month you have it!

Just as the Sun in our solar system gives new life and growth so does the tarot card of the Sun.

This month you may find yourself at the beginning of a new chapter in your life.

New ideas that propel you forward into a new way of thinking and at the same time much happiness and satisfaction.

There is a lot of warmth around towards others and towards yourself and with this warmth the sense of something which has held you back for so long is now thawing out and leaving your life.

You may find new people coming into your life to give you a helping hand and the seeds that you sow just now will bear fruit that can take you a long way.




ss-king-swordsLEO: King of Swords

This month you learn about the power of your own thoughts and words.

The ability they have to do harm and the ability they have to do good.

Swords stand for our intellect and mental processes.

If you have some form of work to do that you need to really put your thinking cap on to get done then this is the month to do it.

Do not waste your time pondering over what might have been you have a task to complete and you need to get on with it.

A clear mind and a clear conscious is needed.

Notice the owl perched on top of the sword showing you that what you have to say will be wise and well thought out.

Be wise what you think of and be wise what you say because you never know when a misplaced sentence will come back to haunt you.


ss-5-wandsVIRGO: Five of Wands

It looks as if one problem is taken care of then another pops up to take its place.

Such is the state of affairs with the 5 of wands.

You may think you have fixed something in your life, a situation, a job that needed to be done but it seems there is never any answer at the end of the road for you and perhaps the best thing to do is to sit back and stop trying.

The problems you are encountering just now may not be of your own making.

If they are you have the power to find solutions to them but if they are not then others need to take responsibility for themselves to set things straight.

Don’t go off wasting your energy on something or someone you cannot control.

Rather, lead by your own example so you are not drawn into the arguments and petty bickering around you



ss-6-cupsLIBRA: 6 of Cups

There’s a good chance that something from your past will resurface this month.

This may be a situation, a friend or even children in your life which also included memories of your own childhood or someone in it.

It is quite a pleasant month for you if you allow it to just meander on its way and not do too much to upset the status quo.

One of the joys of the 6 cups is that you may feel as if you are in a playful, childish mood that allows you to see life through the eyes of a child and doesn’t force you to think you can or have to fix something.

If your memories of childhood are happy that is great but if they are not then you may wish to imagine what those memories would look like and feel like if they were happy and live it today.




ss-queen-of-wandsSCORPIO: Queen of Wands

The Queen of Wands is a woman with great reserves of strength and energy.

She knows what she wants and she knows how to get it.  She can be quite captivating with her energy and also in the sheer for of her willpower.

If you have anything you need to get done this month and you need some of that willpower then it is yours for the taking.

It may also be that you need the force of the Queen of Wands in a situation around you that you feel as if you have no power over.

The kind of thing that leaves you at the mercy of someone else and you do not see that you can change things if you change the way you deal with that person.

If you have been sitting back and doing nothing then this month may be the time to confront the other person and let them see you are not to be walked over again.



ss-9-cupsSAGITTARIUS: 9 of Cups

This should be quite a successful month for you.

The 9 cups is also known as the wish card, the card of success.

It gives you a great deal of luck in what you are doing and any plans you are making.

Nothing seems to stand in your way… and nothing does!

Everything is moving in the right direction for you and all you have to do is gently apply pressure to what you want and events and situations seem to fall into place effortlessly.

From your vantage point of being the instigator of your own wishes and knowing how you would like things to proceed make sure you have the best intentions at heart when you are reaping the rewards this month and also don’t let fear or negative thinking hold you back.

You can reach for the stars just now so you might as well do so


ss-6-swordsCAPRICORN: 6 of Swords

Have you been thinking of going on a journey?

Planning it in your mind but for some reason putting it off or not wanting to go.

The 6 swords shows you have a path laid out before you that you may not wish to take.

It looks a bit cold yet there are people around to help you and you are not on your own.

While you sit back and slumber and think of how safe and secure you feel where you are keep in mind also that the journey you need to go on does have its rewards at the end of it even if it does take away from you your own feeling of comfort.

One of those rewards may be a new way of thinking about something that you once thought was a given fact but turns out to be something else entirely.

You won’t know unless you take yourself out of your comfort zone.


sss-kng-wandsAQUARIUS: King of Wands

There is an energy around for you this month that allows you to get on with things and get them done although you’d get them done sooner if you delegated some of the chores to others.

Leadership qualities are highlighted for you just now and also the ability to put a great deal of energy into your plans.

Be careful you are not too pushy or bossy to those around you as that may work against you rather than in your favour.

You may also wish to take note of any energy you are wasting in your efforts and step back and come up with a better plan for what you wish to achieve.

Forces are working together for you just now to allow you to reach your goal sooner than you would have believed but only if you learn how to best use your resources.


ss-7-swordsPISCES: 7 of Swords

The 7 of swords shows a situation whether without or within you that you think you have left, have or had every intention of leaving yet it is still around you pulling you back to it.

This may be a relationship you cannot let go of or a person who has left your life that you want to bring back to you.  

There is still discord around, words unsaid, emotional wounds to heal but it is also not quite finished.  

The way you handle yourself will prove to go a great way in rectifying anything that needs to be fixed.

If there is something in your life you have walked away from and are not sure of whether you made the right decision or not rather than rushing back to the situation take some time to find your own bearings as to what you really want rather than allowing emotions to rule you and draw you back.




The cards used for this month’s tarotscopes are from the Shadowscapes Tarot series by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore, and can be purchased directly from the Shadowscapes website or through the deck’s publisher, LlewellynThis deck can also be downloaded as an app for Android, Ipad and Iphone devices through the Fools Dog website. Please also “like” this deck’s Facebook Fan Page!
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