Welcome to 2011!!! As the year ended, I decided to pull a card to find out the theme or energy for 2011, last year it was the Empress, this year we have moved into the Sun in its upright position! This card brings in a whole slew of opportunities; it indicates a happy and joyful year with many good times ahead! In the negative, there may be more of a tendency towards impulsive action and ego may get in the way. This month I am using the Tarot of the Cat People by Karen Kuykendall published by U.S. Games Systems. I've actually had this deck for years and own altogether three of them (two I use for double deck reading) I absolutely adore the imagery, of course I am a cat lover so I'm definitely biased. But the deck is not just cute cats arranged in a variety of ways the Tarot of the Cat People combines fantasy and sci-fi the characters are dressed so elaborately and the colors are gorgeous. I think this deck is perfect whether your just beginning or have been reading for a while, it's pictures are very inspiring! Now friends, on to the Tarotscopes!
Capricorn (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) - Happy Birthday Capricorns! In the beginning of the month you move into the phase of The Moon upright, this will be a creative high point for you go with it. Unlike the sun, the moon is only a light in the darkness many interpret this card to indicate that you need to be careful of deceit or lies around you. At the middle of the month the Fool knocks on your door, a new path or new beginning is opening up for you! This may also indicate a spiritual awakening, on the negative side you are really going to want to be aware of your irrational thinking, as it may get out of hand during this time. At the end of the month you meet the King of Swords, a tall man with long black hair and a black panther beside him the King of Swords he really shows what a great mind, self confidence and successful energy can do! Now is the time to move forward with confidence, your wit will be especially sharp during this time and your mind constantly calculating although you will have more control over it than usual!
Aries (March 21 - April 20) - You start off the month in the Two of Wands reversed right now is not the time to have any deep conversations. It is almost like you are both speaking in different languages. Expect no resolution to arguments at this time; they will just go around in circles. But at the middle of the month The Star pops in to lend her influence giving you a renewed energy and allows you to open your energy to the blessings that Universe wants to give you. The month ends in Rejuvenation (typically Judgment) reversed, even with the renewal at midmonth honestly Aries you need to cut some of the extra work, you may sleep but you are more tired than when you originally went to bed and the energy boosters may not be as helpful as they used to be. It is time to take a mental health day on the 23rd and just relax.
Taurus (April 21 - May 20) - You begin the month in the Ace of Cups a time of inspiration, it heralds the birth of new ideas and ways of thinking! It can also in some instances be an indicator of an actual pregnancy. Take advantage of this time as new relationships, ventures and ideas blossom. The Page of Cups reversed greets you mid month letting you know that right now not everything is as it seems. You may feel on edge, nervous or even fearful during the midmonth, your intuition is off so don't go by your gut during this time your emotional center is out of whack it's time to regroup and find your center. You move into the Six of Cups at the end of January expect a lot of old emotions to resurface, it's all about nostalgia. You may find some old objects, reconnect with old friends, lovers or family that you haven't seen in a while.
Gemini (May 21 - June 21) - Justice reversed knocks on your door at the beginning of the month reminding you to look at both sides of the coin when it comes to situations and people. Remind yourself that there are always two sides to a story and that feelings are not facts! Then you transition into the Four of Swords mid-month telling you now is the time to relax and get rest. If you refuse to listen to the instructions of the Four of Swords Universe may help you towards that end by making you ill, causing you to stop in your tracks and forcing the rest. Ending the month you come into the Tower reversed reminding you to keep building on what you already have!
Cancer (June 22 - July 22) - You start off in the Four of Wands reversed don't abandon your dreams. You may be rushing headlong to your goal whether it be a new car or home, however, there is still a lot of work to be done and you may miss some steps by trying too hard to fast. You enter the Page of Pentacles during the middle of the month indicating that you need to watch your physical health and take care of your body; mentally you are in a good place feeling cheerful and in balance. You may also be feeling more grounded than usual lacking the ability to creatively visualize and sticking to linear thinking rather than allowing your imagination to soar. At the end of the month you find yourself in Ace of Cups reversed that cheeriness from midmonth will dissipate and chaos will erupt around you. Just try to keep up and hold down the fort. Relationships may seem especially exhausting during this time as arguments will often be one sided or you may end up taking care of someone else's drama. Be careful you don't want to place your energy where it isn't needed!
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) - You begin the month in the phase of the Eight of Wands, bringing a ton of different opportunities but they are there and gone so quickly it is hard to catch them. This card usually indicates a rapid change in your life, embrace it and enjoy the outcome! You move into the Ace of Swords reversed midmonth showing that you are still reeling from the sudden changes and the feeling of being rushed at the beginning of the month, it has set you a little off balance. Now is the time to step back from the chaos that you are feeling and look at things with an objective eye. Also nerves may be raw during this time leading you to be a little more argumentative and contrary than usual. At the end of the month you come to the Three of Pentacles showing that you are finally getting the respect in your profession that you feel you deserve but it didn't come without a price you invested a lot of time, money and energy. Now sit back and enjoy the spotlight!
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) - The Ten of Swords reversed greets you at the beginning of the month telling you to take a good hard look at your own negative thinking and it's affect on your life. With the New Year it is time for a new mindset, stop the negative self fulfilling prophecies and set yourself up for success by making small changes to your way of thinking! The Queen of Wands knocks on your door mid month letting you know that now is the time to take your independence! When it comes to your ideas, although brilliant they will not be for you to act on but rather to give to friends and family as support or inspiration. At the end of the month, you meet the King of Wands in the reversed position letting you know you need to temper your need for the material with your appreciation for what you currently have. Being goal oriented is great; but do not get greedy.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) - It is time to indulge yourself Libra the Nine of Pentacles comes in to give you a feeling of financial freedom and the ability to invest a little in yourself, your home and to have fun! Be wise (but don't be stingy) and the financial gain will continue indefinitely! You move into the Page of Swords midmonth indicating that you will have incredible insights and clarity of mind, able to see patterns and identify issues even in the murkiest of situations. Use it to your benefit! At the end of the month you meet the Emperor reversed letting you know that you may be more emotionally sensitive than usual resulting in outbursts and arguments. Don't take constructive critiquing like it is an insult be open to the advice of those around you, they hold your best interest at heart.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) - The High Priestess reversed comes to you in the beginning of the month letting you know that some of your energy pathways may be blocked. This can inhibit the release of issues from the past, and stop you from changing bad habits. The High Priestess asks you to work extra hard to cleanse the blockages in your energy and to release emotional attachments to objects, rituals and people who do not aid in your growth. The High Priest (Hierophant) visits in the middle of the month heralding a feeling of spiritual completion, you have worked alongside the Priestess to release the bonds that hold you back and now the High Priest comes to let you know that work has paid off! It also speaks of a new relationship or partnership both in personal and business life. At the end of the month, the Knight of Cups comes forward in his reversed position asking you to get off your butt and move! You will be feeling a particular lack in motivation during this time. In addition, a close friend or co worker may begin to get on your nerves, constantly asking your advice but never doing anything about their situation. It's their drama let them be responsible.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) - As you begin the month of January you first enter the Six of Swords reversed bringing chaos and insanity with it. Now is just the time to try and keep up don't push to much ahead but use your inherent determination and perseverance to see you through. Don't attempt to solve any huge problems at this moment, it isn't the time for it, just keep to the bare minimum, try to catch your breath as often as you can. You bump into Temperance mid month letting you know that after all of the chaos at the beginning of the month now things have quieted down and there is a feeling of success! At the end of the month you meet with the Magician letting you know that now is the time to look beyond the ordinary, past what is obviously there and to seek out the potential in the people, situations and opportunities around you. Use your intelligence and creativity to their fullest effect during this time in order to reap huge rewards later.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) - The Devil comes in at the beginning of the month, luckily in a reversed position telling you that you recently escaped a dangerous situation, either emotionally or physically. Count your blessings! I've seen this card come up a lot for people who recently left draining or abusive relationships as it typically relates to being 'enslaved' to another person or false belief. In the middle of January you slide into the Seven of Wands reversed, reminding you not to fear success, you have a ton of talent and potential but you fear letting yourself shine. Step out, and own your awesomeness! At the end of the month you turn to the Page of Pentacles letting you know you're taking people a little too literally and may be a smidgeon oversensitive to comments that are being made. He also reminds you to let your creativity and wit flow!
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) - You being January in the Seven of Pentacles don't be suprised if your pretty exhausted and still worrying about the money, the decisions you've made, and everything else under the sun. To calm the effect of this phase be sure to engage your brain in calming activities such as meditation so you don't go batty. Mid month you transition to the Nine of Cups reversed warning that you are beginning to lose sight of your roots and that you may take for granted your current happiness. This card also indicates that you need to be sure that you are doing plenty of relationship work behind the scenes, checking in with your partner or friends and continuing to strengthen those connections rather than just being happy that they are there. At the end of the month you slip into the Hanged Man reversed, telling you to be patient and just let things come on their own, you've already started setting things in motion now you need to let go and allow the Universe to take over!
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