Theme of the Week: 2 of Pentacles
This week, the 2 of Pentacles takes over. It is a battle between right and wrong, head and heart, logic and intuition. We may not know where to begin or how to choose what is best. There is a Gary Vee video I saw recently about this very conundrum. His advice is that there is no way to know where a decision will bring you, or where the alternative would have brought you — so just make one and never look back. Flip a coin. Have no regrets because while the grass could look greener if you had gone a different route, you may have never met your spouse, or it could have put you in harm’s way. But you must make peace with the fact that you will never know and assume the path you are on is the right one. The decision is yours now. What kind of life do you want to create for yourself?
Your Card: The Hierophant
Libra, you are the center of admiration this week. People are just fawning over you, whether you know it or not! Although, you probably have a sneaking suspicion because if you weren’t you, you’d be jealous too. It’s okay to revel in acclaim every once in a while. Just try not to let it get to your head. While things look like they are going really well and feeling really good right now, soon you will be experiencing a little separation anxiety. To say anxiety is a little dramatic, but you will be missing someone or someplace in particular, as you will start to feel a growing sense of separation. This is more of a nostalgic longing rather than a brooding one, so nothing to really worry about. Just remember, you are always a FaceTime away.
Your Card: 5 of Cups
It’s like you don’t even want to feel better, Scorpio! At this point, you are purposefully ignoring any signs and reasons to be optimistic in order to wallow in your own self-pity. That is no way to live! Things may not be perfect, but at this point, you are the one keeping yourself down, not your circumstances. Your season is almost here! Chin up, brush all that gook away and start thinking positive. Perception is reality and changing your mindset is as simple as a flick of the switch. Gratitude goes a long way. Sit and make a list, if you must, of all the great and wonderful that is in your life. Then focus on how to improve the things you aren’t happy with. Don’t just accept them as is. Get out and do something about it! Once you shift your mindset, you will again begin to receive beautiful blessings from the universe, and you won’t be too self-absorbed to recognize them.
Your Card: 8 of Swords
Sagitarrius, is this really where you belong? There is a saying that goes, “If you sit in s— too long, it stops smelling.” Don’t let that be you. You aren’t as stuck as you think you are. There are choices and alternatives available, but you have to make the deliberate decision to take advantage of them. They might not be right in front of your face, but seek and ye shall find. You are better than this and you know it. Times are tough and you have had to make a few hard calls, but you don’t have to feel stuck forever. The key is action. You won’t move up and out if you don’t put in the effort. Make a game plan for yourself. Think about your goals and the steps you need to take to achieve them. Everything is within your grasp, but first, you must believe it.
Your Card: The Hermit
You already know the answer, Capricorn, but you keep looking for it. You can continue checking high and low, but it is never going to change. Use this wisdom to move forward in the most intelligent way possible, rather than sitting in denial and racking your brain about how you can change unchangeable variables. Sometimes, it is what it is and you just have to make the best of the things that are in front of you. Soon, one chapter will be closing and another will begin. How this closes and the direction you strike out in all depends on you now. You already know what you have to do.
Your Card: 2 of Cups
You are about to enter into a more social period, dear Aquarius. This has already begun for you, in a sense, but little by little it is starting to expand. Your circle is widening through friends, leading to a much more exciting and fun chapter. Do not hesitate to open yourself up, for it looks like those you are meeting are generally trustworthy and good people. Not to mention, quite interesting. I see also opportunities for collaborations on projects, work, or in some other capacity. Stay open to meeting people from all walks of life, even if you may initially think they’re not your cup of tea. You could be in for a pleasant surprise. This newfound mix and mingling looks set to last and if you take advantage, you stand to benefit more than expected.
Your Card: The World
How did you get in the middle of all this drama, Pisces? You are just trying to mind your own business, meanwhile, this person is pissed at that person and another guy is having problems with his own stuff, and everyone wants to tell you about it. You are a kind and compassionate soul, Pisces, and people can feel that. But, do not let anyone be a drain on you. Their issues are their issues. As much as you might want to be of service, it isn’t healthy to take on others’ problems as your own. Construct those boundaries and do not let anyone cross them. Make a conscious decision about what you will allow, what is too much, and keep that promise to yourself. You can’t help anyone else if you aren’t in tip top shape first.
Your Card: Wheel of Fortune
Aries, get ready because your luck is about to change. Things are about to go hard in another direction. This may sound easy and like what you have been waiting for, but there is a catch. This is a direction you probably were not expecting. You might have conflicting feelings about it because you like to go into situations fully prepared. In this instance, you might just have to take a chance and trust in the universe. This is the right direction for you, but Mercury Retrograde is coming up at the end of this month, so in order for things to work out in the best possible way you must jump on this opportunity quickly. Otherwise, I recommend you wait another month or so until we are safely out of MR to make any huge leaps. There are times when things aren’t exactly what they appear to be, whether they look more or less appealing on the outside than they actually are. Allow the universe a chance to pleasantly surprise you.
Your Card: 2 of Swords
Like an iceberg, you are showing but a fraction of the mountain that lies beneath the surface. I am feeling a lot of resistance from you now, Taurus. This feels heart-centered. You are trying to protect yourself and play things as smart as possible right now. This might be more of a natural defense mechanism than an intelligently planned out course of action. I see you getting further from your initial goal due to this. Separation is the energy you are putting out into the universe, so that is what you are going to get back. Once you get over that hump, though, you could find yourself at long last experiencing peace of mind. The only way out of a hard situation is through it. You don’t have too much longer to go, but it is important you stay clear in the energy you omit and do not give mixed signals. If you do, you will be back at square one and have to start this process all over again.
Your Card: Strength
Your friends and family likely see you as a pillar of Strength, Gem. But, sometimes you don’t want to have to be the warrior, you just want someone to make you feel better and take care of your feelings. You can have this now, and you always could, but you don’t allow it. We teach people how to treat us. Secluding yourself when you get in your feelings, communicates to friends and family that is how you cope — that isolation is what you need and prefer. There is no way for them to understand that you want them to reach out and dote on you through your difficulties. You are a great communicator, Gem. Put pride aside and use those skills to get your needs fulfilled. Not getting what you need (not want) leads to resentment, and that doesn’t have to be the case here. Trust those that love you will jump at the chance to be there for you. They only want to see you smiling!
Your Card: Death
It looks like you could have a change of heart this week, Cancer. Forgiveness could be on the horizon, but it ain’t gonna be easy! You are geared up and, up until this point, had your mind made up. You aren’t getting soft, but you do believe people deserve a chance to prove themselves. Whether or not they do is a different story. Many aspects of your life are getting reshaped right now, and this is just one of them. Even if this seems minor, it has the potential to affect more areas in your life than you are aware of. Do not take this lightly and stand your ground. Do not let yourself become a doormat. Respect is earned, not given.
Your Card: 3 of Swords
Your roar is loud this week, Leo. You are in pain. Usually, you would separate yourself from the pride to take some long depression naps and lick your wounds on your own. To an extent you are, but this time everyone around you can see it. It’s written all over your face and in everything you do. There are 3 things hurting you now — one lost cause, one disappointment, and one that pierces right through to your core. Your little lion heart can’t take much more. You may decide to directly acknowledge the main source of your suffering this week. You’ve been dying to pull out that middle sword. As long as it’s there, you’re walking around with a permanent pit in your stomach. This has the potential to calm your nerves and ease some discomfort, but the process won’t be easy. If you want the clouds to lift, you must first be honest with yourself about the true source of your hurt. It’s time to dig deep.
Your Card: 6 of Cups
Something reminds you of the innocence and purity of home through the eyes of a child this week, Virgo. It inspires the desire for that warmth, safety, and that feeling of giving and receiving on Christmas morning. The smell of turkey cooking on Thanksgiving, going out to play football with your brothers in the cool, crisp air, hugging your aunts when they walk through the door with homemade pies — there is a virtue in these that somehow feels lost, now. But it isn’t really. Even if you live far from family, home is where you make it. You don’t have to rely on others to give you an atmosphere of warmth, you have all the capabilities of creating it yourself. Everyone wants that feeling of familiarity, so don’t be surprised if you initiate it and the response you receive is overwhelmingly positive. Start by decorating for the season, or having some loved ones over for dinner. Make it a potluck so all the pressure isn’t on you. Then experience the love naturally unfolding.