Sep 01 2014
ARIES: The Sun
This month should see you feeling a sense of satisfaction and contentment over recent accomplishments.
The Sun card is traditionally associated with vitality, warmth and a sense of feeling particularly “alive.” But in this version the focus is just as much on taking care of yourself and manifesting that vitality through soaking in the Sun’s rays and recharging your batteries.
The Sun, Mercury and Venus all move through your 6th house this month — the area associated with work and with self-improvement, which includes your physical and mental well-being. Rest and relaxation is just as essential to that process as are work and productivity.
The “Sun” in this card appears to be setting. It casts its rays onto the ocean in the background, shining across the surface like molten gold.
The image of the woman sleeping comfortably without a worry in the world perfectly captures the essence of the Sun. There’s a sense of effortlessness that’s associated with this card, even as the world keeps on turning around you.
Your ruler (Mars) moves into Sag this month (on the 13th) and into your 9th house — the area associated with personal growth and expansion. After that point there will be plenty of time to spread your wings and fly.
Aug 12 2014
Venus moves into Leo today and brings with it the flamboyance of the peacock and the warmth of the Sun.
The Sun card (following on the heals of the Moon card a few days ago) is all about optimism, enthusiasm and personal radiance. It’s about allowing yourself to “shine,” without any pretense or constraint.
Where the Moon card can reflect your doubts and uncertainties, the Sun reflects your strengths and capabilities. It’s about following your bliss and manifesting your own personal radiance.
The woman in this card could probably use a spot of Sun. She looks off over her shoulder at something (or someone) that’s caused her obvious distress. In the foreground is a peacock — looking off in the same direction. And notice the child’s hand reaching up from the bottom of the card.
The Sun reflects your own inner light and inspires you to let it shine. It encourages you to say yes to life rather than letting your troubles hold you back. It tells you to turn your face to the Sun rather rather than looking back over your shoulder toward whatever caused you to dim your light in the first place.
Jul 31 2014
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!
Jul 01 2014
ARIES: The Lovers
Relationships and relationship issues are going to be hands down the biggest area of focus for you this month.
That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. But what it does mean — with Mars (your ruler) moving through your relationship sector and in hard aspect to both Pluto and Uranus — is that it should be “interesting” at the very least.
The Lovers card brings all of your relationship issues to the forefront. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It refers to decisions that must be made — sometimes between two lovers, and sometimes between love and something else — as well as all the temptations, fixations and complications that are a part of that elusive and intoxicating mystery we call Love.
If you’re dealing with challenges in your own relationship, it may just be a matter of getting out of your own way. You don’t want to be creating problems where there are none to begin with. If you’re just now discovering that Love is not all it’s cracked up to be, join the crowd. You would do well though to put your own needs, expectations and agendas aside.
Check out the figures in this card. Who would have thought the Clown and the Bearded Lady could portray such a fantastic representation of Love? Yet all the pieces are there. The comfort, the closeness, the intimacy — even the whole world fading into the background behind them — are all beautifully rendered here. The angel statue blesses their union from above and who are we to question it?
Jun 21 2014
The Sun enters Cancer today which heralds the Summer Solstice… the longest day of the year if you are in the northern hemisphere and if, like myself, you are in the southern hemisphere comfort yourself in the knowledge that after today the nights can only get shorter.
In this version of the Sun we see a figure floating towards the sun with arms outstretch as if to say… I am here, I am ready, I am open to new experiences and not afraid at what will come next.
Notice how the Sun also looks as if it is in an eclipse formation which only goes to highlight more strongly the influence the Sun has today on our lives.
It is a masculine energy and it is at its peak and ready to bestow upon you all the energy you need to complete that which you most desire.
It may be that you are feeling alone in what you wish to do as the fish shaped balloons carrying other people go their merry way wrapped in their own lives and their own dreams.
Looking below you see a stream which reflects back to you from where you came. However, take a closer look and this “stream” may not be what it first appears.
Apr 08 2014
Today the Sun is in opposition to Mars which is a very energetic aspect to have and one that requires care in handling. If you think of Mars (planet of war and action) being opposite the Sun which is the core of the solar system then you get the general idea that things could go wrong today in a very big way OR they could go straight to plan with a few surprises that get you to your goal.
One thing is for sure it is not a boring day. If you think of an opposition as 180 degrees with the Sun at one side and Mars at the other and imagine what you find in the middle… good old planet Earth where you reside then you get the gist of the energy around for you today.
The card of the Sun for today’s tarotscope beautifully depicts the balance you will need today.Remember two feet on the ground, body open to the sun soaking up its rays and energy to enliven you and your hands pointing towards the heavens where a phoenix with a tail of fire seems to be laughing as it flies away from you.
Do not let things get out of hand today as you may have a hard time reigning in what it is you want to happen and what is actually happening around you. Get very clear in your own mind what you need to do but don’t be so rigid that if something goes a little amiss then you are thrown into a state of panic because Mars could make that panic turn into something more than it actually needs to be… such as an explosive argument.
Mar 28 2014
ARIES: Queen of Wands
You may look calm and peaceful on the outside as if you hold the secret to the pyramids within you and could endure anything.
But just look at those flames flickering at the end of each wing… almost as if you are ready to “take off” or launch into a blazing mood which comes from nowhere.
This is a time to sit back and weigh up your options without the distraction of others and what they think, say or do.
Keep your own counsel and act accordingly with what is right for you. You have your eye on the outcome and know how to achieve it.
Notice how the bird in this card keeps her eye on the dragonfly… she is not about to let anything get in her way or dissuade her from the course she has chosen.
You have the energy within you to make your dreams come true… wish wisely and don’t waste your time and energy on the mundane.
Jan 01 2014
ARIES: The Star
This month it’s going to be all about counting your blessings. In recent months you may have been too focused on what you lack — or what you feel has been missing in your life, But the Star card speaks of putting all that aside while you focus on what you do have.
This is a very calm and peaceful version of the Star card. In it, we see a young Native American woman sitting on the banks of a river, replenishing it from the water in her vessel.
She sits with her eyes closed and her feet dangling comfortably in the water. A large white star shines above her to the right, while seven smaller stars, in the colors of the rainbow are lined up on the left.
There are elements of tolerance and acceptance here too. The gentle imagery of the young woman in Native garb coupled with the rainbow stars act as symbolic reminders that the world is full of different kinds of people and all of them belong here. Even the act of pouring water into the stream reminds us of how important it is to “give back.”
As the New Year begins, think about resolutions you made last year that you didn’t end up keeping. The Star card is full of hope and inspiration but it’s not exactly well grounded. There’s a need to work in order to manifest your dreams, as they’re not about to fall into your lap.
Jan 01 2014
What a great way to start the New Year!
Today’s card — the Sun — comes from the Black Cats Tarot deck illustrated by Maria Kuara and distributed by Llewellyn. The sheer playfulness depicted in this card is enough to make anyone smile.
You may have woken up today glad to put the old year behind you and looking forward to the new one. There’s a “New Lease on Life” aspect to this card, a sense of vitality, promise and anticipation for the future.
if you’re reflecting on the past — and especially on changes you expected to see over the last 12 months that never quite came to fruition, now is the time to do something about it.
In traditional versions of this card, we see a small child seated before the Sun, reinforcing the Sun card’s connection to being “born anew.”
This rendition conjures up similar images, albeit of the feline variety. Here we see two black cats romping gleefully atop a field of vibrant sunflowers.
The Sun rises in the distance, illuminating the tiny dragonflies and hummingbirds that share their sacred space. All are joyfully “in the moment” — impervious to any danger or outside diversions.
This is the essence of the Sun card. It speaks of optimism, enthusiasm, courage and hope.
Sep 29 2013
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.
Jul 07 2013
Astrologically speaking, most people know their Sun signs. You’ll hear people say “I’m a Leo” or “I’m a water sign (referring to Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces Sun signs),” or “I was born on the Virgo/Libra cusp.”
And many believe that that’s all there is to it. Nothing could be further from the truth!
The Moon sign is not only just as important as the Sun sign, sometimes it’s even more important.
Eastern astrologers, for example, are more interested in Moon signs than Sun signs, and in many areas almost everyone knows their own Moon sign from an early age.