Free Daily Tarotscope — Aug 25, 2014 — The Serpent

The Serpent

Today’s theme is “out with the old and in with the new” courtesy of a New Moon in Virgo and a Mars/ Saturn conjunction in Scorpio. What better representation of this energy than the Tower card, referred to here as the Serpent or Quickener.

The Tower card normally refers to sudden (or rapid) change — the unexpected dismantling of whatever in your life is in need of a drastic overhaul. It speaks of destruction and deconstruction — the breaking down of whatever’s stagnant or restrictive so that you can rebuild anew.

This is a kinder, gentler version, with the Serpent winding his body around the tower and trying to hold it together. Lightning flashes all around him, but he doesn’t shrink away: he strikes back. Even so you can see that the Tower is crumbling around him.

With Mars and Saturn in conjunction today, you do have some say in how this all plays out. The conjunction implies that there will be some destruction. But it also brings a certain amount of control over what is destroyed and what is salvaged — especially as these planets are coming together in Scorpio.

The Serpent is a symbol of transformation. It’s linked with Scorpio via ancient (Chaldean) astrology as well as to some aspects of the modern-day Scorpio. It sheds its skin, it burrows underground and it’s associated symbolically with Scorpionic traits like depth, danger, sexuality and passion.

Ask the Tarot: Is That all There Is?

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We received the following question from a reader who has questions about her marriage:

My name is Sage (not real name) and I am married and I am constantly struggling to know if I made the right choice in marrying him. I often feel there is more for me or a better match. And while my husband is great, loving devoted and financially supportive I am not sure I can stay for the rest of my life with him and have kids with him…

I am not sure what information you need but I want to know if I am deep down destined to be with someone else or if I have found the person I am meant to be with and I should just live my life with them. Please help me I am a bit of an emotional mess.

Free Daily Tarotscope — July 8, 2014 — The Tower

the Tower

The Tower

With the Sun squaring Uranus today anything can happen and probably will!

More than like this will all be out of your control and your saving grace will be the trine from the Sun to Saturn which will allow you to rebuild, plan and organise in advance of any catastrophe that may hit.

If you’re going to fall then do it in grand style. This version of the Tower shows that there may have been a problem in your life… (or two problems or more… but whose counting!) and that you are either on the verge of coming undone within the situation and about to take a fall.

All is not lost thought as forewarned is forearmed and if you do find yourself in a situation that seems a bit precarious at the moment it is time to take steps, backwards if you have to, to remove yourself from the threat at hand.

This may mean you have to take some time out from a situation, do some more thinking on how you were going to approach it or avoid any contact with people who could trigger this situation for you.

A good case in hand would be if you were going to speak to your partner about something and you had a funny feeling it was not the right to time to approach them then heed your own warning signal as you could very well end up throwing more away than you thought you would.

This version of the Tower is lovely though… it almost seems to be surrounding with a rainbow of colours so perhaps if you do find yourself caught up in the aforementioned situation you may land with a loud thump but quickly proceed to pick up the pieces and draw something from the event so that all is not lost.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Jun 14, 2014 — the Phoenix

the Phoenix

The Phoenix

With Mars squaring Pluto today, you may feel like your carefully constructed world is falling apart all around you.

The Tower card refers to abrupt and unsettling changes that can take you outside of your comfort zone, through the sense that everything happening around you is completely outside of your control.

This version of the card — called the Phoenix in this deck — puts some of those challenges into perspective. The references here are less about destruction and more about transformation.

The destruction is evident — and necessary — but the focus shifts to what is accomplished and gained by letting go of all that ‘s been holding you back.

There are trial by fire connotations here, in addition to the obvious alchemical references. Notice that the Phoenix is not just rising out of the ashes, but also rising above the tumultuous waves of emotion.

It may be that your belief systems are being challenged by others. Or maybe you’re witnessing the people and things you’ve held onto so desperately are now being be ripped from your grasp. The message behind the Phoenix card is the same for both scenarios: it’s the Universe’s way of showing you what you don’t need by removing it from your life.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Apr 21, 2014 — The Tower

the Tower

The Tower

Today you may feel like you’re standing back and watching helplessly as everything falls apart around you.

The Tower card refers to sudden changes and upheavals, as life as you know it starts changing more rapidly than you’re capable of preparing for.

It may seem like your carefully constructed world is falling apart or that all you’ve held near and dear (and previously thought was indestructible) is no longer capable of sustaining you.

In most renditions of the card — including this one — the “tower” is a literal fortress that’s been struck by lightning and is crashing to the cliffs below. People are falling out of the structure while flames and smoke shoot from the shattered windows.

Yet if you consider the source of the destruction — the one earth shattering lightning bolt — you can see how it lights the whole sky, making everything momentarily clear.

It is this flash of insight that all of us need to be paying attention to, especially as Pluto and Uranus tighten their astrological grip (and form an exact square) today.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Jan 30, 2014 — The Tower

The Tower

Things could be changing for you more rapidly than you’re prepared for. It may seem like your carefully constructed world is falling apart or that all that you’ve held near and dear (and previously believed was indestructible) is no longer capable of sustaining you.

This can understandably be frightening. In most traditional tarot decks the tower is a literal “tower” that has been struck by lightning and is crashing to the cliffs below. People are falling out of the structure (presumably to their deaths) while flames and smoke shoot from the shattered windows.

Yet if you consider the source of the destruction — the one earth shattering lightning bolt — you can see how it lights the whole sky, making everything momentarily clear.

The symbolism in this rendition is similar: in this version it’s a cluster of insects being struck by lightning rather than an imposing tower, but they tumble to the earth in much the same manner, losing a wing or a leg on the way down.

This is the basis of the Tower card. Plans may fall through, relationships may crumble, and cracks may start appearing all around you.

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Wheel of Fortune

ARIES: Wheel of Fortune

You seem to be standing on quicksand within a situation that keeps changing.

Try to gain a sense of balance for yourself within this and don’t lose any of your power by trying to follow what others are doing or not doing.

If you find yourself trying to extricate yourself from the situation which is swinging from good to bad and around in circles take a look at the 4 figures trying to balance at the bottom of the card.

What looks like strength is actually a bit precarious when you look closely and see they are all looking and/or facing in different directions.

Each of these directions gives a different view of what you are facing.

Each of these directions gives you a different answer to what you should do next.

And each of these directions only shows you a glimpse of the whole situation.

Stay still and wait for things to settle down so you are not being thrown off your balance.


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ARIES: Justice

What is your best way forward?

What options do you have?

The Justice card implies you are ready to face a situation head on with logical thought processes.

The scales held in the left hand show a balancing of all the facts whilst the sword in the right hand shows you are ready to speak with conviction once all of the facts have been weighted up.

The situation around you does not need over emotional input for you to gain a satisfactory outcome.

You must use your mind and intellect to access the outcome you are hoping for.

This may mean you need to seek counsel with a professional who can help you with your problems and tip the scales of justice in your favor.



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ARIES: Nine of Swords

You may be tossing and turning in your sleep this month; stressing over concerns that seem to have no resolution.

This card speaks of our tendencies to magnify problems, often making them out to be worse than they are.

You’ll need to learn to step back from intrusive thoughts and fears before they escalate into full-on panic. This doesn’t mean you should ignore your problems: that may be what’s gotten you into your predicament in the first place.

You’ll have to confront your fears head-on if you’re ever going to conquer them. You may have to look at where you’ve made mountains out of molehills or have been your own worst enemy.

You may have contributed to your problems, as responsibilities that have been avoided could very well be coming back to haunt you now. But it’s also important to forgive yourself for past mistakes and work on putting them behind you.