Two Words: Mars Retrograde. The stars ask us to explore our relationship with defensiveness, anger and all the feels in between. This week, we kick off this tension filled timetable and asks the cards how each sun sign can best welcome in the challenge of this time. Find your tarot reading below.
(August 23 – September 22)
7 of Wands
Don’t go there, Virgo. Just don’t. The Seven of Wands comes in like an enduring persistence of positivity. There will always be negative energy, intention and companions ready to drag you down and keep you there. Just because you have been invited to that party doesn’t mean you have to attend. Maintain your ground of clarity, have courage and stay true to what you believe in. Politely decline the haters.
(September 23 – October 22)
King of Swords
The King of Swords possesses a vantage point that has kept him clear from the drama. Like an owl in the trees he sees all and utilizes logic and awareness above all else. This week Libra, when challenged, it would serve you to remove emotion and remain analytical. Think your way through it and come out clear on the other side.
(October 23 – November 21)
7 of Cups
In your toolbelt of responses to challenging emotions, there are bound to be a few unhealthy ones. Let’s start with the fact that they are there for a reason. They get you through a tight spot or the hard feels and can even sweep you away when it gets crazy. This week, Scorpio, reach for some of your healthier, more effective responses to anything that triggers you.
(November 22 – December 21)
Knight of CupsThe heart is a messenger. Delivering emotions of every kind. Fear, Fragility, Rage, Sadness, Love, Happiness and Passion speak to your perceived sense of Vulnerability and Safety. Instead of personifying emotion and letting it define you, take each emotion as you would a notification on your phone, just here to alert you. This week be observant to your feels, Sagittarius, because they have something to say.
(December 22 – January 19)
4 of Swords
Despite the simplicity and beneficial results meditation, sitting there and thinking nothing is harder than it sounds. For many, a neutral state does not come natural. Those who have mastered this would tell you that it takes practice and persistence. This week, Capricorn, give it a try. Space out, day dream and rest your mind. The time for intensive thought and effort will resume but for now, try your best to chill.
(January 20 – February 18)
Two of Cups
An ideal relationship does not come without its challenges. In fact, developing an ability to overcome challenges and meeting in the middle is where the beautiful blend of partnership resides. This week, Aquarius, if you find your friendships and pairings pressed, celebrate your conflict capabilities. It is no mistake that your relationships are successful, it has taken compromise, effort and love. So love it up.
(February 19 – March 20)
King of PentaclesLook at any successful person and you will find someone who was willing to put in the work. The King of Pentacles represents the results of devotion to one’s personal passion. Staying the course is the only way to accomplish what you long ago set out to achieve. Keep at it Pisces, it’s out there for you and remaining persistent in and of itself is success.
(March 21 – April 19)
Ace of Swords
Air does so much. This invisible force keeps fires aflame, plants and animals alive, rules the weather, spreads seeds and cushions the earth like a big protective hug. Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not extremely important and influential. In the same way, Aries, trust in the unseen. You don’t have to feel it or touch it in order for it to move you. Welcome in new ideas, inspiration, truth and clarity. They are headed your way, even if you can’t see them coming.
(April 20 – May 20)
Four of Cups
You’ve got to love a bratty Taurus. Everyone has experienced moments of refusing to cooperate with the universe, but Taurus does it in a special kind of way. Spoiler alert, dear Taurus: You aren’t going to win this one. It’s time to admit that you’ve let your feelings get the best of you. That’s not to say find the source and plug it up, instead, recognize that there’s a leak and let it all out. Trust that whatever isn’t going your way might actually be in your best interest.
(May 21 – June 21)
Why be a dam when you can be a river? XIV Temperance asks for a little more go with the flow from our Gemini friends. It’s not a full surrender, because believe me the river finds its own way. Instead, it’s a trust in your path and the stars reflect those little yummy sparkles off your waters in even the darkest of nights. Something beautiful is happening for you Gemini, all you have to do is see it.
(June 22 – July 22)
You either did your homework or you didn’t, Cancer, and whatever denial you danced with over the weekend is going to be answered for Monday morning. XI Justice speaks to consequence. All debts are collected and all deposits will indeed accumulate in the cosmic bank of fate and fortune. It’s undeniable. So, for now at least, be intentional and righteous or at least be willing to accept the cost. It’s just how it works.
(July 23 – August 22)
8 of Swords
You are either part of the problem or part of the solution. So, if you aren’t part of the solution, guess what?? This week 8 of Swords lends a loving light to our dear Leos: focusing too much on what’s gone wrong leads to an attachment to the very thing that ails you. Find the beauty in seeking a solution. It starts in your mind and spreads to your heart. You got this, kitties.