Theme of the Week: The Tower
Major upheaval. I’m hearing, “Change! Change! Change!” A big aspect of your life is about to go through a manifestation, whether you know it and are prepared for it, or not. This is going to be a bit abrupt and difficult, at least at first, but ultimately, it is clearing the way for something you really have wanted. The clouds are coming in, but they will also move out. For some of you: People, places, and things are being removed. Your path is being cleared. I’m hearing permanence, so this is not a short-term, break situation. Whatever goes now, was setting fires in your life where there shouldn’t be. Sometimes, you need something or someone to light a little fire under your butt to get you going. But you want to be motivated in the right direction. Whatever, or whoever this is, was leading you the wrong way. It was inspiring you to do or be something that doesn’t align with your best interest or highest purpose. You can try to hold on, but you will be forced to let go as much as possible prior to the new year rolling in. For others: This is more so a BIG wakeup call about what you stand to lose going into the new year. A significant player or guide in your life could be leaving, regardless if you still stand to benefit from their light. If you throw your ego out the window and surrender to what you know in your heart, the end result will be a major win. If you don’t, it will be swept away for good.
Your Card: 3 of Swords
I’m seeing three people involved in a no-win situation. I hate to say it, but you were likely the catalyst, Sag. It looks like you are the most likely to get out with the least damage. The other two will have to lick their wounds and move on in their separate directions. There is a chance that you have brought them together via their newfound emotional commonality. In either case, you are the lone wolf at the end of this situation. That suits you fine, though. If this does bring the other two parties together, for some — combining their talents could prove to bring forth quite rewarding benefits in the future. For others, it may just be a good gossip-fest. I’d love to say, “Don’t feel so bad, Sag.” But, I just don’t see you being so innocent in this case. I’m feeling that you do harbor some guilt for potentially hurting others, but the remorse just isn’t there. Be careful in your dealings. Some would say, “Karma’s a b——!”
Your Card: 8 of Cups
It’s like you want to make things harder for yourself, Cap. The easy road just isn’t as fulfilling for you, so you are more than happy to take the high road, regardless of its obstacles. That isn’t the worst thing you can do for yourself, as the saying goes, “No risk, no reward.” But once you set out on that path, do not expect it to be anything less than anticipated. And do not expect anyone to put up with any bellyaching along the way. Everyone is well aware that you have made this choice with full awareness of what you were getting yourself into. Things will not be smooth. They will not be easy. But, rewarding, they shall be. In that aspect, you are 100% right. As long as you’re ready and willing to put in the work — no harm, no foul.
Your Card: King of Cups
There is a ship that hasn’t come to harbor yet, Aquarius. You’ve had your eye on it, and you can see it in the distance, but you can’t yet quite tell when it is set to come in. In the meantime, you patiently wait. At least, that is how you want it to seem. You may not necessarily feel quite as calm, cool, and collected on the inside about it as you seem on the outside. I’m hearing that if it were up to you, you would dive right into those waters and swim to that ship if you could. But that is not an option right now. You have no other choice but to let it come to you. In due time, it will. You are good at keeping yourself distracted, but your mind will inevitably always go back to that place. Don’t let those nagging doubts get to you. There are some things in life you won’t have control over. Let this be a lesson in practicing how to bring yourself inner peace. Mastering this now is something that will benefit you greatly in the future.
Your Card: 6 of Swords
You have just come out of a difficulty, Pisces, but I’m hearing you are still in a very sensitive place. This isn’t something you can get over easily. The knowledge you’ve gained isn’t enough to make you want to leave everything behind, but it is enough to change things for you. You need some time to be alone and to consult with those you trust most. Inner circle only. I feel like you are going to want to seek some sort of revenge or tit-for-tat. Doing so will not aid this situation, it will only end up making you feel more isolated and alone in it. Be careful not to rock the boat too much now, because you can very easily tip it over. Your best course of action at the moment is to take the time you need to think, reflect, and come up with a logical solution.
Your Card: Queen of Wands
I’m seeing you want to nip something in the bud right now, Aries. It is shrouded in secrets, mystery and you have gotten to the point where you feel as if you have no option left but to be aggressive in attaining the answers you are looking for. You want a decisive, straight-forward response and you want it now. You deserve it now. You are more-than-happy to hear someone out and give them the benefit of the doubt, but you need to know where you stand and if your inklings have any validity. I don’t see that you are going to get quite 100% what you are looking for, so you are going to have to come to the full conclusion based on your own intelligence and what you know in your heart to be true. As much as you want to believe something, don’t fight your instincts.
Your Card: 6 of Cups
Graciously accept what is on offer now, Taurus. You may think there is something being kept from you for a malicious or selfish reason, but trust that is not for you. Try not to let it skew your thinking or distract you from what you are receiving. Everything you can use is being lined up perfectly right in front of you. There is no need to go snooping around. Whatever that is will only throw you off. I’m hearing it is almost as if someone behind the scenes is trying to throw you off the scent with a decoy. As the Great and Powerful Oz said, “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” Everything being presented right in front of your face is the genuine, real deal. So take it with a thank you and be on your way.
Your Card: Knight of Pentacles
You could find this week fairly boring, Gem, and you don’t really know what to do with your time. Remember, life isn’t stopping just because you perceive it to be. When you plant a crop, you water it day by day and nothing looks to be happening on the surface, then all of a sudden — sprout! You finally see what has been hidden plainly in front of you. Sometimes, the universe just needs a moment or two to catch up. Try to enjoy the much-needed break rather than get worried, angry, or frustrated. Work on nurturing things you may have put on the back burner, like your mental or physical health. This could be the perfect time to get back into the gym or do a guided meditation. I’m hearing you need to use this space to build back up your strength. You will need it in order to handle what is coming.
Your Card: 4 of Swords
I’m seeing you receive a long-awaited apology that is going to bring an exponential amount of peace to your world, Cancer. This has been a long time coming. While it is welcome and satisfying in some ways, it may be bittersweet in others. A beef or resentment can now be put to rest. A separation can now be rectified. Everything you’ve wanted to hear, everything you’ve wanted to know, it all comes in the perfect way and makes perfect sense. That chapter is now closed. This might sound a little nerve-wracking, but once it is all set and done — you will feel an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. The hurt is finally leaving you and you can move forward using logical communication, rather than having emotion clouding your judgment or getting in the way. In this, is a sense of freedom. Relish in that liberation and say everything you need to say. You might not get this opportunity again.
Your Card: 3 of Wands
There is something you know you have to do, Leo. And as stupid as you might feel doing it, the decision has already been made. There is no turning back now because if you don’t, you risk regretting it for the rest of your life. No matter what the outcome, there is the threat of having to leave something important to you behind. But that is a chance you have to take. Be bold. Be unabashedly vulnerable. Be true to yourself and look forward with optimism. You’ve ruminated over this for so long, there is no stone you’ve left unturned. This will end well. Believe it and be driven by the purity of your heart and intentions. This may not be easy, but it is worth it. I keep seeing two people embracing and soul’s colliding, coming home. This is bigger than you can see on the surface, but I hear that you can feel it’s intensity in your heart.
Your Card: King of Swords
Something is holding you back from saying everything that is on your mind, Virgo. This looks to be more of a strategy than a fear-based response. You want to pick and choose your words very carefully, for you are well-aware of the weight they hold and possible consequences, should you not express yourself adequately. I’m feeling this is a conversation that has the potential to flourish a situation, or completely crush and reduce it to nothing more than ash. Needless to say, this is heavy. I see you carrying a totem or good luck charm of some sort. This could even be a peace offering you plan on giving the other party. There is something special about it, so lean on that when the moment becomes almost too much to bear. It will be a source of comfort and I’m hearing a sort of saving grace. I can feel how much this particular affair means to you, otherwise, you would not be giving it much time and attention. Although I cannot tell you how things will end up because the outcomes are simply too vast to pinpoint for each of you, I can tell you that this will mark the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new one. And although you want to communicate with logic, be sure to keep your heart soft and open to receiving.
Your Card: Knight of Wands
You’ve set something in motion that seems like it has lost all control. You are pulling on the reigns and hitting the brakes but there’s no slowing down now Libra! You’re just going to have to ride it out. While you thought you were going to take someone else for a little run for their money, it looks like you’re the one who’s going on a quick trip. Let this be a lesson that there is some wisdom in looking before you leap. And pleasure is not equal to happiness. Although you will regain your bearings without much damage this time, things could have very well taken off in another direction. Take a moment to contemplate risk versus reward the next time something shiny, fun, and new catches your eye. The juice might not be worth the squeeze!
Your Card: 2 of Wands
You are searching far and wide for something that is right in front of your face, Scorpio. Do less. I reluctantly make a second reference in this week’s column to The Wizard of Oz by saying, if you ever go looking for your heart’s desire, you needn’t look any further than your own backyard. For some reason, you think you need to go on a strange adventure or to a far-off land in order to find excitement, variety, and perhaps yourself in many ways. But that simply isn’t true. You’ve only convinced yourself that is what you need to do. Start with the people you know and the neighborhoods that surround you, then expand from there. I guarantee there is much to be discovered. And you’re likely now to unearth even more about yourself in the process than you ever previously thought possible.