Sep 30 2021
Aries: The Chariot
With several planets retrograde at the beginning of this month, you could be dealing with feelings of restlessness and frustration, and longing to break free.
This is especially true with your ruler (Mars) debiliated by sign, in addition to both of your relationship rulers (Venus and the Sun).
But fortunately, things will start picking up for you in the 2nd week, starting with Venus changing signs, Saturn going direct and the New Moon falling in your sign.
During this time, you could be feeling a renewed sense of freedom and liberation — as if a weight has been lifted off your shoulders and been replaced with wings to fly.
The Horse — Spirit of Freedom in the Animal Wisdom Tarot — is this deck’s version of the Chariot. Here the Horse has taken flight and is balanced between Sun and Moon, which is associated with day and night, or will and intuition.
The Chariot is all about harnessing your inner reserves of strength and power. In this deck the emphasis is on liberation, emancipation and being freed from the chains that bind you.
Starting on the 19th, when Jupiter goes direct and the full Moon occurs in the sign, you should start to feel that your spirits are lifting as you ascend to higher realms. You’ll still have to work on harnessing your baser instincts, but know that in doing so your goals are much closer to your reach.
Apr 01 2020
Aries: King of Swords
This month, with your ruler (Mars) joining Saturn in Aquarius, it’s going to be time to put on your thinking cap and bring forth your problem solving skills. Like the King of Swords in this card — from the wonderful Crow Tarot — you need to be alert and observant.
The King of Swords is intelligent, strategic and analytical. He’s inherently impartial. He doesn’t mince words, and he doesn’t listen to excuses. He makes his decisions based on logic and reason rather than compassion and empathy.
He’s a no-nonsense individual who is expected to mete out justice with a fair and authoritative hand. He may be a parent, a supervisor, a judge, or even a friend that steps in to give you a reality check when you need one most.
As with all court cards this can also refer to you — or to a state of mind that you need to develop in order to preserve a sense of order in your life. You may have felt taken advantage of by someone who’s overstepped their bounds and this card encourages you to resolve that problem by taking a more authoritative stance.
The King of Swords encourages you to be decisive and to start thinking ahead. It asks you to clear away the debris and work on attaining better focus.
And it challenges you to step away from emotional attachments and make your decisions based on what is right, fair, and most importantly best for you in the long run. it says it’s time to get clear about the direction you want to take in your life. And to plan ahead accordingly.
Nov 30 2019
Aries: Wheel of Fortune
This month, you may be looking at the ups and downs in your life and thinking about how they’ve led you to where you are today. The Wheel of Fortune card is associated with fate, destiny, “karma,” life cycles and both good and bad luck.
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.
We all experience these up and down cycles — and we all try to maximize the former while minimizing the latter. But the Wheel of Fortune — this version from the Alchemical Tarot — 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.
Like the mythical Ouroboros or world serpent, the Wheel of Fortune tells us that there is no beginning or end, much like the rhythms in our own lives.
Here we see the two dragons — one white with wings and a crown and the other one red and scaly — circling the wheel together. As one goes up the other comes down, repeating that cycle over and over again in an ongoing (and never ending) process.
This month you’ll have 6 planets and the South Node moving through your 10th house — the area associated with reputation and public standing. As a result, this is the area you’re likely to see the biggest impact. You can take advantage of these transits by aligning yourself with their respective energies. And rather that seeing yourself tied to that karmic wheel this month, consider participating in your destiny and working to overcome the conditioning that’s held you there in the past
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.
Mar 01 2018
ARIES: The Priest
This month you may be thinking about all that you’ve gained through the trials and tribulations in your life, and how you can pull from those experiences to help others.
You may be coming out of a period of soul searching and personal reflection, which when filtered through the impulse to consider the welfare of others, can act as a powerful conduit to heal those who need healing and acceptance — now more than ever.
This is the Samurai Tarot’s version of the Hierophant card. It’s called the Priest in this deck, and as you can see from the imagery in this card, the focus is as much on helping those who need assistance as it is on spiritual enlightenment. But perhaps the message here is that these are one and the same.
This card references the ability to bring comfort and guidance to those who need it, even if you’re still struggling to heal your own wounds. And as you can see in this version of the card, the Priest must rely on his own walking stick to reach the stream he’s guiding the thirsty woodland creatures to.
In this respect they may be healing him as well. We all know how powerful the idea of being useful is, and we all know important it is to feel that we’re making a valuable contribution.
The Priest card comes as a reminder that there’s always something to learn and always something to teach. There’s also always something to give, knowing that what we get back in often far greater in the end. We just need to step outside of our own biases and preconceived notions, and be willing to lend a helping hand.
Jul 01 2017
ARIES: 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 Morgan Greer Tarot — is a card of transition and change. Moving from one “place” to another, if only in your mind. Notice how the woman in this card is huddled and shrouded from view. She’s protecting herself from more than just the elements.
She may be mourning the loss of her previous existence, or she may be reflecting on the choices she’s made to leave it all behind. She’s put her faith in the ferryman to get to her safely to her new destination.
Notice too that while the waves are choppy beneath them, they start to smooth out the closer they get to the other shore. And speaking of that other shore, the landscape’s silhouette appears to be promising. It’s lush, flourishing and full of potential.
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 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 some time this month 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.
Jul 29 2016
This month you should be presented with opportunities to look back over the strides you’ve made and the challenges you’ve faced in recent months as you begin a brand new cycle.
The young child in this card stands at the doorway between past and present. He still has an opportunity to look back behind him and clear up any unfinished business. But he has that same opportunity to venture forward and face a brand new world.
This is the Druid Craft Tarot’s version of the Judgment card. It’s the endless human journey that we sometimes refer to as “karma.” We reap and sew with each thought, action, and decision.
This card calls for self-evaluation and awareness, a need to develop enough spiritual altitude to look objectively at your mistakes and short-comings as well as your triumphs and victories.
It is a powerful reminder that in order to put the past behind us we must not only let go of prior judgments but heal the wounds that have been holding us back. It’s a card of both atonement and forgiveness. Of unconditional love, understanding and acceptance — for both ourselves and for those who’ve hurt us or let us down.
This card represents a summation of all that has come before, and an awareness that each step taken — from here on out — leaves an indelible imprint on our future. It represents a calling — a spiritual call to action, where the past meets the present and beckons you toward the future.
May 01 2016
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.
Dec 10 2015
Sage of Pentacles
As Mercury enters Capricorn today, you may be thinking more about business and financial opportunities.
Meet the Sage of Pentacles, the World Spirit Tarot’s version of the King of Pentacles. He sits on his throne surrounded by symbols of opulence and luxury, including lush foliage, colorful flowers fruit-filled trees and a satiated pig.
The Sage of Pentacles is all about living the good life. Generating income and availing himself to opportunity everywhere he turns. He’s reached pinnacle of success through hard work and determination. He represents power, authority, ambition and worldly acclaim.
This could be you or someone in your life, such as a parent, teacher, mentor or boss. It could also represent a set of values you need to adopt in order to attain your goals.
Where do you see yourself five years from now? What about ten or twenty? What steps are you taking now to manifest that vision? Even though the Sage of Pentacles is a “King,” he didn’t arrive at his station by sitting around doing nothing.
He had to work his way to the top and once there must maintain his position, even if he’s comfortable enough to relax and enjoy all he’s accomplished. The Sage of Pentacles has his feet planted firmly on the ground. He’s a businessman, a entrepreneur, a financial advisor — in general a self-made man.
And while you do want to be practical about putting together your long term goals, you want to be careful not to get stuck in a rut. Just like the King in this card, it would do you a world of good to stop and smell those flowers from time to time. All work and no play isn’t good for anyone, least of all you.
Oct 04 2015
King of Pentacles
It’s good to be “King!” Especially the King of Pentacles which is all about abundance, affluence, benevolence and an appreciation for the finer things in life.
This card refers to a prominent, enterprising, success-oriented individual. He (or she) has a bit of the Midas touch, knows how to attract wealth and knows how to make good use of it — neither squandering it nor spending it frivolously.
The King of Pentacles is clothed in the finest royal attire. Yet he’s also very open and generous.There’s not an ounce of stinginess or pettiness about this King. If this is someone coming into your life, know that he or she is there to teach you those qualities. Qualities like shrewdness, discipline and business acumen.
If this card represents you in your current capacity, don’t forget the little people — those who’ve helped you get to where you are today and have celebrated your success. Perhaps you’ve invested your energy into a business that’s paying off, or maybe you’re seeing results in other areas, such as a relationship that’s showing signs of renewal, or a child that has blossomed under your careful guidance. Whatever it is, you can be sure that it’s your skill and acumen that’s steering the course of success.
But if, on the other hand, you’ve been focusing too much on what you lack or what’s been missing in your life, it’s time to rethink the messages that you’re sending out to the Universe. You may be reluctant to delegate responsibility to others. The phrase “if you want something done you may as well do it yourself” speaks directly to you, but may not always be in your best interests.
If you struggle with trusting that things will get done without your input, keep in mind that giving up control and allowing others to show you what they’re made of can benefit you more in the end. Remember the universal laws of attraction: they’re as present as ever in this card. You ‘ll need to shift your energies to those of gratitude and prosperity-consciousness in order to fully appreciate the blessings of this King.
Aug 29 2015
King of Stones
Look at that great big Full Moon the Wolf is howling at in this card. It’s also a Blue Moon and a Super Moon, loaded with Myth and Magic.
The King of Stones is the Wildwood Tarot’s version of the King of Pentacles. He’s an authority figure, a boss, parent, or mentor. He’s a natural leader — whether he’s leading a pack or acting as a lone wolf, as seen in this card.
He knows how to make his presence known without causing too big a ruckus. He may seem imposing but his bark is generally worse than his bite. He’s a steadfast and solid individual who refuses to back down.
The King of Stones also knows how to protect his assets. Whether this relates to material possessions or his family and loved ones, he’s known for being territorial. He’s not about to let anyone to trifle with what he has.
Whether this is someone in your life or an attitude that you need to adopt, the King of Stones is here to teach you the importance of letting your intentions be known. This isn’t the time to cower in the shadows. It’s time to step up and mark your territory, without stepping on anyone’s toes.
Today’s Full Moon is in Pisces, which brings in the idea of following your dreams. There’s a gentler edge to this Moon which makes it more about finding your inspiration that blindly accumulating trinkets. Take some time to figure out what you want, and then go after it with the determination and enthusiasm that gets you howling at the Moon.
Jun 13 2015
King of Pentacles
Today’s Moon in Taurus may see you making plans for the future. You might be thinking about starting a business, feathering your nest egg, or looking for ways to establish security for you and your loved ones.
The King of Pentacles — this version from the Connolly Tarot — refers to an individual who has reached the pinnacle of success through hard work and determination. He represents power, authority, ambition and worldly acclaim.
This could be you or it could be someone in your life, such as a parent, teacher, mentor or boss. It could also represent a set of attitudes you need to adopt in order to attain your goals.
The King in this card is dressed in the finest royal attire. He is seated on his throne, surrounded by the fruits of his labors as he keeps a watchful eye over his kingdom. The Pentacle in his hand represents prosperity, the flowers represent beauty and grape vines represent sustenance.
Where do you see yourself five years from now? What about ten or twenty? And what steps are you taking today to manifest that vision? Even though the King of Pentacles is a “King,” he didn’t arrive at his station by sitting around doing nothing.
He had to work his way to the top and once there must maintain his position, even if he’s comfortable enough to relax and enjoy all he’s accomplished.
The King of Pentacles has his feet planted firmly on the ground. He’s a businessman, a entrepreneur, a financial advisor — in general a self-made man. And while you do want to be practical about putting together your long term goals, you want to be careful not to get stuck in a rut. Just like the King in this card, it would do you a world of good to stop and smell those flowers from time to time. All work and no play isn’t good for anyone, least of all you.
Apr 02 2015
King of Pentacles
Today with the Sun trining Jupiter and Mercury trining Saturn, it’s a good day to be thinking about doing business. And what better card to represent this energy than the King of Pentacles — especially this robust and colorful King from the stunning Pearls of Wisdom Tarot?
The King of Pentacles is all about abundance, affluence, benevolence and an appreciation for the finer things in life. He (or she) is an enterprising, success-oriented individual, with a bit of the Midas touch, and an ability to attract wealth without either squandering it or spending it frivolously.
The King in this deck is clothed in the finest royal attire. He’s vibrant, spirited and energetic: you can see that he’s got places to go. Yet he’s also very open and generous.There’s not an ounce of stinginess or pettiness about this King.
If this is someone in your life, know that he’s here to teach you those qualities. Qualities like shrewdness, discipline and business acumen. If it represents you in your current capacity, don’t forget the little people: those who’ve helped you get to where you are today and have celebrated in your success.
Perhaps you’ve invested in a business that’s paying off financially. Or maybe you’re seeing results in other areas — as in a relationship that’s showing signs of renewal, or a child that’s blossoming under your careful guidance.
Whatever it is, you can be sure that it’s your skill and acumen that’s steering the course of success. Remember the universal laws attraction: they’re as present as ever in this card. You ‘ll need to shift your energies to those of gratitude and prosperity-consciousness in order to fully appreciate the blessings of this King.