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May 2016 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

ARIES: Five of Cups

You may be dealing with relationship issues this month that force you to face some difficult realities. You could be struck by a sense of discontent and disillusionment over what once seemed like a “magical” union but is now developing cracks. Misunderstandings or miscommunications can abound, sending you hurdling back to earth and back to the reality of your situation.

Look at the imagery in this card. We see a mythical Unicorn seated atop an old-fashioned wishing well. At first glance it looks like something you’d expect to come across in a fairy-tale. But if you look closer, you can see that the Unicorn is not seated at all. He’s trapped in the well and has been hobbled, immobilized by his unfortunate circumstances.

The water flowing from the sides of the well has slowed down to a trickle. He looks away from the set of withering vines on the left and toward those that are lush and plentiful on the right. The skeleton key symbol over his heart is reminiscent of the astrological glyph used for Greek Mythology’s wounded healer, Chiron.

How might this imagery apply to you? And what can you learn from the circumstances that make this card now relevant in your life?

The Five of Cups — this version from the Mary-el Tarot — can refer to heartache, disillusionment and lost love. You could be stuck in rut, reeling from a rejection or coming to terms with a relationship that was never meant to be. You may also—just like the Unicorn in this card—be refusing to see what no longer sustains you. There is as much danger in not learning from your mistakes as there is in focusing only on what might be.

But there are positive aspects of this card as well. There are messages to be unraveled and lessons to be learned. Perhaps the “wounded healer” aspect provides you with an insider’s understanding of what it’s like to hurt, to be alone, and to be denied the very thing you’ve so desperately wanted.

Your heartache becomes a powerful conduit for healing. It can also become a gift that you pass onto others: the gift of empathy. Your own experiences lead to a deeper understanding of what others may be dealing with, and can translate into compassion, understanding, forgiveness and unconditional love.

 

Free Daily Tarotscope — Oct 9, 2015 — Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

Mercury goes direct at 0° Libra today, bringing with it the need to move forward again in terms of problem-solving and communication skills. After three weeks in retrograde motion, we can expect to see these areas to move ahead again, and to clear up some earlier communications missteps and misunderstandings.

Mercury in Libra calls for more discretion, diplomacy and harmony, and encourages us to be more objective in our thinking. Much like the Ace of Swords — this version from the Crystal Tarot — it invites us to cut through the confusion and uncertainty, and adopt a clearer perspective.

You can see the Libra need for balance in the mirror images of the crescent moons that frame this card, They represent the Crescent and Balsamic Moons, which fall on either side are the new Moon. The current Moon is in fact Balsamic, as it moves toward the Libra New Moon. These crescent Moon symbols are repeated on the Sword’s hilt.

Today’s Moon  also conjuncts Mars, an aspect that is beautifully referenced here with the Sword plunging into the depth’s of the ocean (emotions) and piercing the crab on its floor. The Crab is associated astrologically with the sign Cancer, which is the ruler of the Moon.

It reminds us of the need to get a handle on our emotions as we strive for more clarity and perspective.

It’s up to you to decide how you want to wield your sword. Are you ready to stand up for what you believe in, even if it goes against status quo expectations?  Are you ready to make a decision about something you were unsure about in the past? Are you ready to take back your power?

You want to be conscious about what you “put out there” today — through your words and through your actions. The Ace of Swords encourages you to speak truthfully, but to do so from the heart. Be considerate of the feelings of others: remember that words can be both helpful and hurtful, so use yours wisely.

Sept 2015 Tarot Scopes by Chrisalis

Ace of Swords

ARIES: Ace of Swords

This is a month of new thoughts and new ways of doing things. It is also a month for changing your thoughts and ideas on something.

Notice the butterfly wings around the Sword — from the Miracle Tarot. Venus turns direct this month, bringing grace, harmony, beauty and love to the forefront.

Even the sharp edges of the sword are not enough to deter the butterfly from being this near the blade. It is almost as if you can throw caution to the wind and say/do whatever you want. Well… perhaps not too much as Mercury is about to turn retrograde again.

Your thoughts are pure and aimed single-mindedly at the outcome you desire. If you have any mental tasks to accomplish do so whilst your mind is highly alert and focused on what you want.

The play of muted colours through this image give your clarity in anything creative you wish to succeed in alongside a transformative quality to the way they spring forth from your mind.

The blade looks sharp but don’t be fooled as it will not harm you as long as you stick to your principles and deliver your words with care and grace nothing will stand in your way.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Jun 16, 2015 — Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

Today’s card, the Ace of Swords — this version from the Druid Craft Tarot — is all about gaining the insight that is necessary to make decisions that are best for you.

Today’s Sun and Moon (New Moon) in Gemini is also conjunct Mars. This takes place within minutes of arc, making it all the more powerful. This Sun / Moon / Mars conjunction is rife with electrical energy, bringing with it the certainty and clarity that are intrinsically tied to the Ace of Swords.

This aspect is also associated with taking back your power. And nothing says that like an arm with a sword in it rising up from the depths of a murky pool.

The Ace of Swords can be victorious or it can be defiant. And there’s no saying which one this one is. But that’s also a part of taking back your power — deciding whether you want to wield your sword for the greater good or use it as a weapon.

This Sword has its own electrical current. Perhaps it’s stopped a bolt of lightning dead in its tracks, or has harnessed its own energy which is just as powerful.

Some things to think about today: First of all, your actions can have far reaching consequences (notice the ripples in the pond). And secondly, no matter how small or alone you feel in the world, you absolutely do have the capacity to make your presence known.

You do want to be mindful of what you put out there today. The Ace of Swords can have a dual meaning just as the blade itself is double edged. You want to be aware of your words as well as your actions and the impact those have one others.

But this New Moon affords us all the opportunity to start something anew. Think about what’s been weighing on your mind that now needs to be decided once and for all. And what discussion needs to be had in order to iron out any differences. The Ace of Swords encourages you to wield your sword not as a weapon but as a conduit for fairness and honesty.

Free Daily Tarotscope — May 21, 2015 — Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

Today’s card — Ace of Swords — is all about achieving the kind of clarity that’s necessary to focus your intentions and accomplish your goals.

The Ace of Swords 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.

As the Sun moves into Gemini today, you may find yourself dealing with competing urges. You may be torn between different options or feel pulled in different directions. But the Ace of Swords is able to cut through the noise and distractions and can make it easier for you to clear the air enough to make an informed decision.

The woman in this card — from Anna Klaffinger’s gorgeous Anna K. Tarot — has gotten both altitude and distance as she stands on a ledge looking out over the landscape below. She’s got a panoramic view of what lies ahead by standing back and assessing it from afar.

Think about what’s been weighing on your mind that needs to be decided once and for all. And what discussion needs to be had in order to iron out any differences. The Ace of Swords encourages you to speak truthfully, but to do so from the heart.  Be considerate of the feelings of others: remember that words can be both helpful and hurtful, so use yours wisely today.

 

Free Daily Tarotscope — Dec 13, 2014 — White Tiger Ace

White Tiger Ace

White Tiger Ace

As you look around yourself today, or not, you may find you are coming into a new way of thinking.

One that has nothing to do with what anyone else thinks of you and has everything to do with what you think about yourself and in which way you wish your life to be heading.

The beauty of these new thoughts will be that you are nourishing yourself and not giving away any of your energy to others.

This is a great time to plan something new in your life and do it your way!

Don’t take any notice to what others are telling you to do or which way to think because you have the opportunity today to not only nourish yourself with your new thoughts but to also show by example what can be accomplished if you give yourself over to nourishing your own mind.

The tail of the tiger in this image is placed over the background landscape showing the far reaching consequences of how far you can go if you take your power back and give it to yourself… as opposed to giving it away to others.

It’s like a river which runs into the water hole your are drinking from which perfectly describes that what you give out you get back and also what you get back you give out.

Think on those words because you want to be truly independently thinking for yourself so you make sure that what you are giving out comes from you and not from someone else’s way of thinking that has you acting like a puppet to their thought processes.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Oct 25, 2014 — Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

This is a day of new thoughts and new ways of doing things. With Mercury turning direct today, you’re ready to start thinking ahead.

It is also a day for changing your thoughts and ideas on something. Notice the butterfly wings around the sword. Venus and the Sun are also conjunct today, bringing grace, harmony, beauty and thoughts of love to the forefront.

Even the sharp edges of the sword are not enough to deter the butterfly from being this near the blade. It is almost as if you can throw caution to the wind and say/do whatever you want.

Not that you will as the butterflies show you have purity of thoughts and words and that which you think and say today will only serve your higher good.

The mauve and pink hues of the two butterflies work perfectly in your own self worth, love and use of intuition in your life.

Deliver your message with honesty and it shall go forth and reap you many rewards.

This is also seen in the butterfly precariously buckled to the handle of the sword. Nothing will hold you back from thinking your own mind today or speaking your own words.

Your thoughts are pure and aimed single-mindedly at the outcome you desire. If you have any mental tasks to accomplish today is a good day to do so whilst your mind is highly alert and focused on what you want.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Aug 16, 2014 — Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

If there is something you need to tackle today make sure you have your facts straight. The Ace of Swords denotes thoughts, mental agility and the use of this in your life.

It may be that you are trying to decide something and need to weight up both sides of your decision to see what options you have or it may be that you are “hit” with a new idea or thought and want to get it off the ground before the momentum leaves.

Either way this is a great day to flex your mental agility and perhaps put some of it to the test.

If there is anything you have been putting off that requires concentration on your part then you may find that today this concentration comes more easily to you.

You may be quite surprised with what you come up with as the image of the sword in this card looks so solid and stable.

As it cuts its way through the crown you can see there are two different versions of greenery being shown.

On the left is a rather bushy branch with small white flowers and a red rose whilst on the right is a frond with a white rose which basically covers a lot of plants when you come to think of it.

Free Daily Tarotscope — May 23, 2014 — Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords:

Today’s card — from the Alchemical Tarot — is all about clearing your head and focusing your intentions in order to achieve your goals.

The Ace of Swords — as with all Aces — 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.

In this version of the card, a rainbow-hued basilisk is entwined around the blade of the Sword, while a white dove flies in the distance. The dove’s wings are repeated on the hilt of the Sword.

The juxtaposition of these two disparate forces — the dove representing peace and the basilisk representing a powerful yet destructive alchemical force — reminds us of the need to balance our decisions with forethought and our actions with foresight.

May 2014 Tarot Scopes featuring the Chrysalis Tarot

Four of Mirrors

Aries:  Four of Mirrors 

This month is all about choices and those choices and decisions you may be putting off whilst, perhaps, you wait for something better to come along.

The mirrors in this card stand for the suit of cups and from the pattern they are displaying in the water also show that your thoughts, decisions, choices may be changing like the tide… one day you are high on an idea and the next day you are low and no longer want to go along with that idea.

I don’t blame you… from the looks of things where you are sitting it looks pretty comfortable and calming.

There are no intense emotions and everything is running along quite smoothly. You feel at “one” with your environment and see no use in fighting against the current in making changes to your situation. Change is coming though, whether you want it or not.

The sea turtle which is about to brush against your tail is a symbol of you being given a slight nudge in making changes.

You can go back to your dream world, keeping your eyes shut and focused on pleasant thoughts and sensations — or you can face what’s coming head on.

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 — Jan 10, 2014 — Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

 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 today 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 your thoughts lead you to a new conclusion in how to best present your argument in a way that it will be heard.