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May 2015 Tarot Scopes by Chrisalis

Nine of Wands

ARIES: Nine of Wands

This is the month you may feel like you’re starting to get your mojo back, after a period of frustration, boredom, dormancy or inertia.

The Nine of Wands refers to a period of uncertainty and hesitation that comes after you’ve given what feels like your ALL and still haven’t seen the results for your efforts.

You may have been frustrated with the lack of progress or worse, come “this close” to completing your journey only to find another roadblock ahead of you. This is very similar to the frustrations and impediments that abound when you perhaps haven’t made clear plans for what you wish to do. You’re saying “go go go” while the Universe is saying “no no no.”

The reds, oranges and golds in this version of the card — from the Mary-el Tarot — combined with the ferocious tiger and the flame in the woman’s hand, speak of the need for fearless restraint. The woman takes the tiger by the tail and raises the flame high in the air in a symbol of victory.

If you look at it from an evolutionary perspective, you may be better able to understand why you’ve been forced to step back and re-evaluate your needs.

Perhaps the setbacks you’ve encountered along the way have been more than just setbacks. Perhaps they’ve been lessons in disguise. With Mercury turning retrograde in your area of communication this month what better time do you have than to “plan, plan, plan.”

Free Daily Tarotscope — Mar 1, 2015 — Two of Swords

Two of Swords

Two of Swords

Today’s Mercury / Jupiter opposition could have you feeling like you’re being pulled in two different directions. Or you could be struggling with important decisions that have been weighing heavily on your mind.

The Two of Swords can refer to an impasse or stalemate that’s more likely than not a result of your own indecision.

It can refer to a pivotal moment in time where you recognize that the options before you are equally appealing (or terrifying) and that whatever decision you make will have a huge impact on your life.

In this respect it can refer to inaction and immobility. Sometimes this is due to fear: “What if I make the wrong decision?” But it’s just as often related to a desire to not have to choose at all.

Today’s Mercury / Jupiter opposition has some assistance though — in the form of a supporting aspect to Uranus. This can break up some of the crystallization, making it easier to think outside the box and come up with solutions to whatever impasse you’re facing.

This version of the card — from the gorgeous Tarot Mucha — has the classic figure of a woman on a beach blind-folded under a crescent moon. She’s detached herself while the Swords (decisions) before her take form. She may be leaning toward one option (toward her right which is associated with emotions, psychic perceptions, creativity and spirituality), but she hasn’t yet taken a stand.

This is the dilemma with the Two of Swords. It tells you that while either decision leads to a different outcome, you can’t know the exact nature of that outcome until you make your choice.

Weigh your decisions carefully today, knowing that they can have far-reaching repercussions. While you may need to step back and consider each option carefully, in the end you will have to decide and then abide by that decision.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Jan 21, 2015 — Two of Swords

Two of Swords

Two of Swords

Today you could be struggling with an important decision that’s been weighing heavily on your mind. The Two of Swords can refer to an impasse or stalemate that’s more likely than not a result of your own indecision.

It can refer to a pivotal moment in time where you recognize that the options before you are equally appealing (or terrifying) and that whatever decision you make will have a huge impact on your life.

In this respect it can refer to inaction and immobility. Sometimes this is due to fear: “What if I make the wrong decision?” But it’s just as often related to a desire to not have to choose at all.

At times like this that may be the best option, especially as Mercury goes stationary retrograde today and brings that whole decision-making process to a halt. Your best move may be to disconnect completely while you gather more information.

This version of the card — from the Archeon Tarot — illustrates that point beautifully. The figure in this card has not only stepped back from the swords crossed before her, but has crossed her own arms in front of her as well.

She’s detached herself both mentally and emotionally while the Swords (decisions) before her take form. Notice that they are polar opposites: One is white with a black hilt and the other is black with a white hilt.

As Mercury goes retrograde today, take some time to step back and think about all of your options. It may not be the best time to make a decision, but it is a good time to think about the choices you’ve already made. It marks a period of reflection and reconsideration, so then when Mercury turns direct again (February 11) you’ll be much better equipped to decide. 

Jan 2015 Tarot Scopes featuring the Animal Wisdom Tarot

Two of Feathers

ARIES: Two of Feathers

This month may see you feeling torn between two competing interests or desires and at a loss as to which one one you really want to follow.

You start the month with an opposition between Mars (your ruler) and Jupiter, which are moving through your 11th (social) and 5th (personal) houses.

The Mars transit has you thinking about where you fit in in the world and about the contributions you’ve made. The Jupiter transit is more personal: it’s more about creativity and self-expression.

As difficult as it is to balance these dual desires, you may find yourself at an impasse. It’s hard to feed one set of urges without feeling like you’re neglecting the other.

You may need to take the time to reflect, much like the Heron in this card.

Here we see him gazing down at his reflection in a tranquil pool. A crescent moon shines in the night sky, illuminating the pair of feathers that are crisscrossed on the water’s surface.

The Heron is this deck’s version of the Two of Swords. As this card often refers to inaction and immobility, you might take a page from the Heron’s book and use that inertia to reflect on your options before you make a move.

Aries is usually more about “act first and think later.” But this month you might want to hold back and weigh your options instead. In doing so you may just be able to find a way to satisfy both sets of urges.

 

December 2014 Tarot Scopes featuring the Ceccoli Tarot

Aries:  Empress

It may be time to start treating yourself as a Queen and putting your own needs and wants first rather than doing what everyone else wants you to do and scrutinising over every decision and move you make.

If you were looking for a promotion at work you will need to be equally on the alert that you are not seen as someone who is not able to stand their ground and do what is needed.

Because while others see you as no threat they will pass by you and possibly go over you when it comes to a promotion at work which leaves you back at square one.

On the other hand if you are taking care of or nurturing someone else this is an excellent month for you as you seem to know just what to do or say at the right moment.

Relationships may be coming under scrutiny for you and your own place within the relationship being put under the microscope so to speak.

Don’t be afraid to make the changes you see needed change and don’t be held back by over analysing everything around you.

Everyone has the right to do what is best for them and from the image on this card there doesn’t look like there is any chance you would hurt someone in the purpose.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Oct 21, 2014 — Two of Swords

Two of Swords

Two of Swords

Today you may be reflecting on the different options that are available to you, as well as the different paths that are laid out before you.

You could find yourself at a pivotal juncture — in your career, your personal life or even with respect to your spiritual journey.

The Two of Swords encourages you to weigh the different options available to you before you make a decision. And with Mercury conjuncting the Moon’s North Node today, that decision could be very important.

Whenever a planet conjuncts the North Node it automatically opposes the South, as these two points are always in polarity.

Mercury’s aspect to the Nodes implies that decisions you’ve made in the past (South Node) are up for review at this time.

They can also greatly impact on your future (North Node), not just now but across many lifetimes.

The woman in this card sits perfectly still before two distinct but different paths. Aside from the scarf draped over her shoulder, she wears nothing but a blind-fold.

The swords in her hands are crossed before her, each pointing in a different direction.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Oct 5, 2014 — Two of Swords

Two of Swords

Two of Swords

Today it’s going to be all about weighing the different options in your life so that you can arrive at an informed decision.

You may see yourself at an important cross-roads that you’re still feeling unsettled about. A career-related decision or a relationship, or even long-term goals that you’ve not yet pulled together.

Whatever it is, it’s going to be important for step back and weigh the different options that are available to you before you arrive at a decision.

While you don’t want to let yourself be swayed by external desires or distractions, you also can’t allow your own uncertainty to prevent you from taking a stand.

You may wish to “rise above” all of the turmoil that is festering beneath you, but as with the imagery depicted in this card, you won’t be able to completely escape it.

The Two of Swords refers to conflicting ideals. Feeling torn or pulled in two different directions. Weighing options. Straddling the fence.

It can also refer to inaction and immobility. Sometimes this is due to fear: “What if I make the wrong decision?” But it’s just as often related to a desire to not have to choose at all.

August 2014 Tarot Scopes featuring the Star Tarot

Aries:  Strength

If you find yourself needing to draw on inner strength this month or gain help from those around you then don’t be afraid to ask.

You are not alone and you have plenty of resources to help you along your path. Even though you cannot see the final outcome you have an inner “knowingness” to help you on your way.

As the month progresses you should be feeling the changes around you as you seem to shed your skin and grow a new one… meaning… the changes you implement around you in your environment are coming from within and yourself as opposed to outside forces.

If there is a relationship you feel has outgrown its purpose and has been holding you back then you are well and truly on the road to releasing yourself from its clutches and what’s more you have the strength and resources to back you up.

Reach out to anyone you think may be of help to you now as you start your new cycle.

The moon in the background of this card may seem to be either in its first or last quarter or if you look at it again it could even be seen as an eclipse… and eclipses mean change!

 

Free Daily Tarotscope — July 11, 2014 — Two of Swords

Two of Swords

Two of Swords

You may feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place today as you struggle with a decision that’s not going to be easy to make.

Perhaps this is why you’ve held off in the first place, as the the Two of Swords refers to not just feeling torn between two options but wanting to avoid making a choice between them as well.

The figure in this card is blind-folded and holding up two sharp swords. She may be leaning towards one but she’s not taking any steps to act on it.

In this respect the Two of Swords can refer to inaction and immobility. Sometimes this is due to fear: “What if I make the wrong decision?” But it’s just often related to a desire to not have to choose at all.

You may also find yourself at a Spiritual impasse, torn between two diametrically opposed urges: head vs. heart , love vs. lust, comfort vs. passion, etc.

The Two of Swords says you’re on the fence about an important decision, weighing both sides of an argument, or looking for ways to reconcile two different but equally valid points. You’ll need to rise above your personal biases so you can assess your dilemma from an objective standpoint.

Alternately you may have come to an impasse with someone and are actualizing this energy through passive resistance.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Jun 2, 2014 — Two of Arrows

Two of Arrows

Two of Arrows

Today you could be dealing with a situation at work or in your private life that seems unfair.

You may have felt personally undermined by someone, or you may be witness to an injustice that is impossible to turn your back on.

But rather than jumping to conclusions, this card encourages you to sit back and weigh each side of the situation before coming to a decision.

The Two of Swords (called Arrows in the Wildwood Tarot), is called “Injustice” in this version. It refers to the sense of unfairness that you may bear witness to, whether you’re dealing with it personally or not.

In this deck, Arrows refer to Spring and to the astrological element Air. Twos always relate to inequity, encouraging you to strike a balance, right a wrong or find a compromise.

In keeping with the more traditional meaning of this card, you may have make a decision about what to think and what to believe. If you’re forced into the role of a mediator between two friends, whose side do you choose? Perhaps both arguments have merit (which is usually the case) and you have to shut yourself off from any preconceived notions or biases in order to decide.

March 2014 Tarot Scopes featuring the Dreaming Way Tarot

march tarotscopes -- judgment

ARIES: Judgment

This month you’ll be thinking about how the actions and decisions you’ve made have led you to where you are today.

The Judgment card can refer to a moment of “reckoning” where all the pieces of the puzzle start to come together and you see how you’ve participated — for better or worse — in the story of your life.

With this comes two very important considerations: one — that you can take charge and make changes in your life (as in rewriting your own script) and two — that you can view other people’s choices (which have led them to their own life circumstances) with a little less judgment and a lot more compassion and understanding.

The Judgment card refers to an epiphany or awakening, during which time you realize the consequences of your actions and are thus more inclined to proceed conscientiously.

As such it gives you a chance to start anew, to be “reborn” and make changes that are in line with your understanding of karmic rewards and repercussions. It gives you a chance to redeem and unburden yourself, as you prepare to let go of the past and move toward your true life’s purpose.

 

Free Daily Tarotscope — Feb 10, 2014 — Two of Swords

Two of Swords

Two of Swords

You’re striving for equilibrium today, as a means toward balancing all of the dichotomies in your life.

Whether you feel yourself being pulled in two different directions — between head and heart, for example — or just need a break from the chaos surrounding you, this card encourages you to take a step back, be still in the moment and reflect on what you want, removed from any external distractions.

You may wish to “rise above” all of the turmoil that is festering beneath you, but as with the imagery depicted in this card, you won’t be able to completely escape it.

The juxtaposition of opposing forces (moth vs. snake, day vs. night, life vs. death, hibernation vs. metamorphosis) reminds us that there is a brief moment in between. And it’s in that moment — the stillness and the presence of mind that occurs only there — where clarity, perspective and understanding are born.

Trust your instincts and work on following your intuition. This card requires you to access both hemispheres of your brain, whether that relates to creative, practical or even spiritual considerations.