Theme of the Week: The Lovers
I’m seeing that connecting may be a bit difficult this week. To be fair, it is the start of Mercury Retrograde. I’m seeing these connections withstanding, but they do look a little murky. There is a bit of confusion in where you stand, or perhaps where someone else stands within your relationship. These can be relationships of all kinds. They don’t have to be particularly romantic, but I do see this ringing especially true for those in romantic partnerships. It is really important right now to remember and acknowledge the things that bring you together, rather than focusing on what is keeping or pulling you apart. In some cases, if the things that are pushing you away are overwhelming compared to whatever it is that you have in common, take into consideration the things that are important to you and this other person. You may have different priorities, and therefore you’ll both act in accordance with those priorities. It doesn’t mean that you can’t come to a common ground, it just may take a little extra work and perspective. I am also hearing strongly to remind you: You always have a choice.
Your Card: 3 of Swords
I am seeing you taking a real beating, Aquarius. Something seems to have disappointed you or let you down, and you’re feeling like this is nothing new. That kind of thinking is not doing you any good. The reality is, it’s all in your mind. Even if things aren’t going completely your way, that doesn’t mean that everything is so terrible. The world is not ending for you. This is not where it all stops. You have plenty of road rolling out in front of you. Learn to get a little bit more excited about the unknown, rather than constantly worrying yourself about it. Trust that, many times, the way things work out is really in your best interest. If certain things would have played out the way you thought you wanted them to, you could’ve ended up in a much worse position than you are now. Again, that isn’t to say that you are even in a bad position at all. It only might feel that way. Take a minute to work through those feelings, but don’t let them hang around and bog you down.
Your Card: 2 of Pentacles
Pisces, I’m seeing you making an attempt to break a long-standing habit or relationship with something. This could be a person that’s been in and out of your life for a long time, it can be a bad habit or a trait that has either been passed down by your parents or that you picked up in college — something that has been with you for a while that you haven’t been able to get over completely. Time is running out for you to get rid of this thing — whatever, or whoever, it is. I want to say that you need to make a decision soon, but the reality is this isn’t even a decision, it’s something you just have to do. I’m seeing that for some of you, if this is substance-abuse related, that there may be some type of intervention coming. For others of you, if it is a personal relationship that is abusive or just not in your best interest, you’re going to have friends, family, or coworkers that try to intervene. Take control and make this your decision rather than it inflating to the point where it feels like you’re being forced by others to do something about it.
Your Card: King of Wands
You just want to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, Aries. I’m seeing a little bit of a Peter Pan syndrome going on, where it’s as if you don’t want to “grow up” in some aspect. You don’t really want to care so much anymore. You just want things to be fun. You want to enjoy what you’re doing, and don’t see why it has to be this hard. Have you noticed that I’ve used the word “want” a lot? This week it is all about what you really want. It’s as if you’re almost over the responsibility of having needs. An example of this would be: Do you really need to go out for Happy Hour? No, but do you want to? Absolutely. Do you need to be making $100,000 a year? Probably not. But, would you like to you? Hell yes. The same goes for those of you whom this applies to a certain relationship. You might need certain things from a partner, but you’re not willing to forgo the things that you want in one, in exchange. I’m hearing that you would rather keep the person who fulfills those deep needs on the side while getting your wants fulfilled by someone else, or even just let go of the “needs” person altogether. It feels like a selfish time for you, Aries, but I’m also hearing that you shouldn’t necessarily feel wrong for doing you right now. It is actually playing an important role in your personal evolution.
Your Card: Temperance
Taurus, I’m seeing that you have got to shake things up a little bit. Try switching it up — whether it’s your wardrobe, your attitude, or your bedroom activities. Try something new. Don’t worry about whether or not you’re going to like it — just do it. If you never try, you’ll never know. The more that you expose yourself to new things, the more well-rounded and cultured you’ll be in general. Don’t focus on the longevity of this. You may never do it again, but it doesn’t really matter. The whole point is that you opened yourself up to a new experience and made an effort to better yourself in some way, or for some of you — in many ways! It may feel a little uncomfortable at first, but you can easily move past that. You’re not someone that is deterred easily. So let go of your inhibitions for a moment and see where this takes you. It could open you up to a whole new world of possibilities.
Your Card: Page of Wands
As Nancy Sinatra sang, “These boots are made for walking. And that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you…” Right now, I’m seeing you ready, willing, and able to climb over whoever you have to climb over in order to get wherever you want to get Gemini. You really don’t give a damn how you have to do it or who you have to do it to. I’m hearing that for many of you, this is because there is a specific person or group this involves surpassing. For whatever reason, you have no remorse when it comes to taking whatever you can get from them, then simply moving on. They may have given you a difficult time in the past, or this may feel like some sort of retribution for something that they put you through. I don’t see that this will necessarily turn out badly for you, Gem, but I do feel inclined to let you know that you need to be 100% sure, before making any moves. Decide that this is what you’re going to do, and see it through completely. Otherwise, do not attempt to do it at all.
Your Card: 3 of Wands
Celeb Cancer Ariana Grande sang, “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.” You have spotted something that’s piqued your interest and you’re just going for it. You’re not even taking the time out to really think it through, Cancer. It is as if this new idea has a very “now or never” undertone to it. If you don’t do it now, you may not have the opportunity to do it again. I’m actually seeing this work out really, really well for you. Even though you don’t 100% have all the details, or know exactly what you’re getting yourself into, you’re taking careful enough steps forward with the information you do have to make it something successful. I am seeing that you’re going to have to leave something behind in order to take advantage of this. You may not have to leave everything behind, but you will have to pick and choose the things that come with you into your future and those that have served their purpose. Something will rapidly take the place of whatever it is that you’ve decided to leave.
Your Card: 5 of Cups
Leo, I see that you have removed yourself from something or someone. It seems that you are really missing them and wishing that you could get back there. There is an easy enough route to do that, but at the same time it’s as if too much has happened, or you don’t think that it’s possible for you to go back. I’m hearing, “Going back in time.” You may be having some regrets, or wishing that you could change the way certain scenarios have played out. But, that isn’t possible. You have to take where you are now and the things that you know now, and make the best of them. There is a reason that things play out how they do. As long as you have taken it as a learning experience and actually applied the lessons to your life, you can move forward however you really want to. You can go back if you want to. You can move forward in an escalated state if you want to. Your position right now isn’t actually a terrible one. You have the opportunity to begin anew, whether that is with whoever you’re missing, or going back to your roots in some way. You have all this new, great knowledge that you can use and apply to start really fresh with. You just have to turn around and see it.
Your Card: 4 of Pentacles
Virgo, you are carrying a lot around with you. And a lot of this is not yours to really carry. I’m seeing that you feel burdened by others’ need for security. Whether you’re a boss and you feel responsible for your employees, or you’re a mom and you feel like you need to make sure your kids are super safe, you’re carrying all this extra weight with you. It isn’t to say that you’re wrong for feeling this way, because yes — you do have a responsibility. But only to an extent. You can’t take on all of the burdens yourself. Though, I am feeling as if, in a way, you want this all yourself. I’m hearing that the issue is not that you can’t get help if you want it, but that your mindset is, “If you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself.” It is true, no one is going to do it like you do it, Virgo. But at the same time, you do need to relinquish something, somewhere. Do everything you can, but make sure you still have boundaries in place. Don’t carry these things with you 24/7, or let it spill into other areas of your life.
Your Card: 7 of Wands
Libra, you’re pushing away some really great ideas and fun, new things that you could be doing. It’s rare for you to become set in your ways, but in this instance, that is exactly what I’m seeing. It’s like an old man who has the same thing for breakfast every day, he watches his shows and only does certain activities because those are the things that he knows he likes. He doesn’t open himself up to anything new or exciting — because he’s comfortable. Don’t let yourself get too comfortable. Stay on your toes. Let a little bit of chaos in so you can learn how to stay grounded while maintaining a sense of enthusiasm. Don’t be afraid to go a little wild every once in a while. Express yourself and have some fun. Don’t be so worried about rocking the boat or what someone else is going to think, or how they’re going to react. You might find that you really enjoy this newfound attitude. It should feel quite freeing.
Your Card: The Hierophant
Scorpio, I see someone going through this martyr complex. For some of you, it is actually YOU who feels that they are holier than thou in this situation. For others, you’re dealing with a person who feels like they can do no wrong and everything they say is the law. They’re right, you’re wrong. In a sense, it’s as if they are belittling you. I am feeling that many of you are feeling belittled in this situation, regardless of what side you’re on in it. The reality here is that, to a degree, you are turning this into a situation where you are the victim. You’re only feeling like you’re being attacked or talk down to you because you are skewing it that way in your mind. Alter your perception for a moment and look at it from the other person’s perspective. Try to see where they’re coming from. Put yourself in their shoes. Try thinking along the lines of whatever their belief system is, and see where that takes you.
Your Card: 10 of Cups
The grass isn’t greener on the other side, Sagittarius, it is greener where you grow it. This is a major life lesson that I’m seeing you learn right now. This is a huge step in your journey, and you’re working it like a champ. You have everything to be grateful for. I’m feeling like you’re finding your place in some area of your life now. Not everything may be together for you, but piece by piece, you’re getting there. I’m seeing that something really important for you to focus on at this time is a happy home. Whether that is with your partner and children, or your parents and siblings, it is imperative that you start working on your private life. You need to focus a little bit more on this right now rather than on your outside social activities, work, etc. Your family is what needs watering at this moment.
Your Card: 7 of Swords
“Got your b—- tiptoeing on my marble floor.” Oh, Cap. I am seeing a lot of sneakiness and a little bit of underhandedness. You are really trying to get away with something new, and you might be successful for a while, but if you take it too far, trust that the repercussions will not be so much fun for you. Just be mindful of how much you are taking here. Really consider the consequences and if they are worth it. While whatever you are doing may not feel like a big deal to you, it may be a big deal to someone else who is involved. You could end up hurting someone that you care about. Even just knowing you’ve hurt someone — whether they are close to you or not — is not something that you particularly enjoy doing. So try to be a little extra careful in whatever situation is unfolding right now.