Theme of the Week: 5 of Cups
The 5 of Cups looms over us this week, as we kick off Cancer season. It is time to get ready for all the feels! Everything emotional we may have been brushing to the side or under the carpet during Gemini season is now rearing its head to show us it is still here and needs proper attention. Nothing goes away if you do not handle it. At the same token, while this might feel overwhelming and unavoidable, this situation is actually quite salvageable. If you are willing to open yourself up to the possibilities, the answer here may be much simpler than you think.
Your Card: The Empress
The Empress comes to bring you contentment this week, Cancer. You may have been in a state of repetition, feeling like you were playing out Groundhog Day in an area of your life. Now, you are finally coming into a place where you are gaining the knowledge, confidence, and comfort you have yearned for in order to step into your power. You may be gentle and feminine, but you are still the one in command. They say, “Behind every man is a great woman.” Just like this, while you maintain your sweet facade, behind the scenes you are the one pulling all the strings now.
Your Card: 7 of Cups
Leo, the 7 of Cups arrives to sort you out this week. You are having a difficult time figuring out just what it is you really want now. Your fantasies are all over the place with possibility, making it difficult to discern from reality. You have tasted a drop of sweetness and now you are fiending for more. Try to get clear with yourself and put things into perspective before writing off your dreams and leaving them behind. There may be more to the story you don’t, or can’t, see. At the same token, don’t set your expectations so unrealistically high that you sabotage yourself. The goal is to progress, not regress.
Your Card: 10 of Swords
The 10 of Swords is pinning you down this week, Virgo. You are being held with vigor by the universe to something in your life that seems draining. Yet, you cannot release yourself from it no matter what you do. There is a reason you are being held to this and it weighs so heavy on your mind. There is something here for you. It is trying to get your attention and understanding by any means possible. Try to turn pain into gain by treating the situation in a new way. Do something you have never done before. Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Your Card: The High Priestess
The High Priestess visits you this week, Libra. She holds much news, much information that you would love to know about a revolving process, but there is likely more than one reason she cannot share this knowledge quite yet. You may be the High Priestess in this situation, or a friend or colleague could be represented by her, either way, whoever holds this key is coming into a position of power. If you are the HP in this situation, be wary of people trying to sweet-talk you into divulging what is better left unsaid now. If you are the one trying to gain the insider info, this person does have a weak spot — you just have to find it.
Your Card: King of Cups
The King of Cups is tuning everyone out this week, Scorpio. You are over it! You are over caring so much and always putting your heart above your head. It is exhausting. This week, you try to leave all that emotional baggage out and simply float along with no cares in the world. This is a much-needed break for you, so take advantage and really put the effort into consciously balancing yourself out. It is in your nature to be ruled by your feelings, so you can’t keep this up for too long. Use this time as mental preparation and conditioning for the future. So, when emotions become overwhelming you’ll be able to take a healthy step back and not feel like the world is going to fall apart.
Your Card: 2 of Pentacles
The 2 of Pentacles confuses you this week, Sag. Every day is a winding road. This is what makes life interesting, no? William Cowper said, “Variety is the spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.” Sometimes life can seem a little too spicy when you aren’t sure how to handle it, which looks as if it might be your situation now, Sag. If you are having a difficult time balancing your responsibilities, it is time to put one — or some — things down and begin to focus on one feat at a time. It is much better to do one thing with your whole ass, rather than attempting to do a bunch of things half-assed.
Your Card: The Lovers
Capricorn, The Lovers makes an appearance to you this week. You are closely connected to something you want now, but there is still a giant obstacle in the way. There is (seemingly) a mountain between you. But, to be frank, that mountain could really all just be in your head. If you want to make things work in a meaningful endeavor now, it is more than possible — both parties just have to see it. Do not psyche yourself out or let anyone else, for that matter, convince you this isn’t achievable. You can move mountains and make anything happen if you add a little perspective.
Your Card: The Chariot
Aquarius, The Chariot rides in to play a little game with you this week. Will you choose Option A? Or do you want the Mystery Box? I’m feeling that you can’t help but be intrigued, but you like to play it safe so it could be hard to pull the trigger. But, oh, how tempted you are! One of these options will lead you straight where you intend on going, and the other will lead you a bit more astray. This should be fairly easy to figure out, having knowledge of at least one of the options. This doesn’t mean there is no risk involved — not everything is always as it seems on the surface. All you can do is make an educated guess now, then deal with the consequences.
Your Card: 10 of Wands
The 10 of Wands has you laboring away, Pisces! There is much work to be done now. This work feels neverending but trust that you are almost there. The hardest part of things is coming to a finish and soon you will be able to move forward in your journey with a much lighter load. All of this labor will pay off in spades later too, as it is something you will have to keep coming back to and using. Just like going to the gym and building your muscles, the more dedicated you are and the longer you keep at it, the more you will benefit from the results. Just keep swimming!
Your Card: 3 of Wands
The 3 of Wands readies you to leave things behind now, Aries. You are putting yourself first and embarking on a new journey. This decision does not come lightly. It is only after much deliberation and internal conflict that you have come to this point, but there is no looking back now. You may feel like you are not only walking away from one situation, but a million other things attached to it. This could feel like you are lightening your load and getting rid of a lot of unnecessary baggage, or be a time of conscious release where you don’t necessarily want to leave it all behind, but it comes with the territory. Step into your happiness and don’t let anything stop you, Aries.
Your Card: 9 of Wands
The 9 of Wands is working your nerves this week, Taurus. You are at a crossroads now, and it looks like you are extremely anxious about your next step. You could stay with the familiar, possibly even backtrack or give up altogether, or you can forge ahead. You have put so much of yourself into this pursuit and may be feeling a little beaten down by this point, but keep fighting Taurus. If you persist, regardless of the outcome, you will be proud of yourself for fighting for something and giving it all you got. Lewis Carroll said, “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.”
Your Card: The Emperor
The Emperor rules you this week, Gem. Or, should I say — you rule this week (at least, you’re trying to!) You are in full Emperor mode now, trying to get a handle on life as it stands. You are determined to take control and put everything in its place now, no matter how it needs to be handled. Ruling with an iron fist might work for some things, but on certain people in particular, well, you’ve heard the saying, “You catch more flies with honey.” While you can put on a facade of sweetness at will, that doesn’t look set to be your M.O. this week. You are on the warpath. Good luck to whoever gets in your way!