The Wheel of Fortune implies that while a big change is coming your way, you don't really have any control over the outcome. It's hinting you to practice humbleness and acceptance. Most likely, these are changes that have nothing to do with you personally, as in, you haven’t done anything to start them nor could you have done something to stop them. But they are highly likely to affect the way you live your life. Bigger forces are at work. Fate might be stepping in, or the conditions on the ground might be changing due to practical or legal reasons. Either way, at this point, it is best to just accept that somethings are just meant to be, or aren’t meant to be.
You’re likely to experience success soon. It can come about due to the completion of a project you’ve worked on hard and long, or an achievement that personally means a lot to you. You’re likely to be recognized for your efforts. If you’re a writer, this could mean getting published. If you’re an artist, it could mean getting a gallery to exhibit your work. If you work for someone else, you might be elected the Employee of the Month or get a promotion. If you are a stay-at-home mom, expect your children and spouse to recognize how wonderful you are. What matters is that you’ll be recognized for your contribution to other people’s lives, to a cause, or to an organization. Accept the accolades, you deserve it.
You’re very likely to experience a moment of enlightenment about a long-established situation. Without conscious attention, you’ve been taking a lot of things about this situation as pure givens, but soon you’ll get a new, eye-opening insight that will transform these deeply-held views. You’ll be seeing everything with fresh eyes, and realize that there are nuances you haven’t noticed before. If it’s a situation you’ve been wanting to change, The Tower indicates a favorable time. Though the change might come very abruptly and feel like “too much too soon,” rest assured things are only going to get better. The Tower indicates independence and new beginnings. You’re likely to enter a brand-new era in your life where you’ll enjoy increased autonomy, authority and freedom.
You’re likely to experience new joys, wonders and blessings that might feel sudden or unexpected but oh-so-welcome. What a relief it will be when everything flows gracefully. If there’s something you’ve been wanting for a long time, it’s more likely to happen now than it was in the past, and you might not even have to work for it anymore. Sometimes things happen just when we give up. The Sun predicts such blessed surprises. If you feel that you’re trying to control or force situations into happening a certain way, you might want to let go, really let go. That’s when it will happen the way you want! Your life is heading in a highly positive, beautiful direction; relax and enjoy the wondrous ride.
If you have been feeling confused, overwhelmed or misled, you can now relax – The Star indicates you’re likely to enter a truly peaceful, calm, positive period. If you can believe that you deserve the best, that you are worthy of good things, very soon you’ll see situations and challenges turning your way. Friendly surprises will be just around the corner if you can place your faith and confidence in the goodness of the universe. Remember, even though other people have been involved in the process, causing you confusion and pain, the strength of your faith is in your very own hands. Humbly own your role in everything that happened (without self-blame) and the future will likely unfold in your favor. What happened is now in the past.
You’re very likely to enjoy increased psychic sensitivity for a few days or even weeks. Your dreams, intuitions, hunches or even random passing thoughts are likely to offer deep and true insights into all types of situations, allowing you to be really tuned in. You might at first find your improved clairvoyance difficult to trust, especially if you’re not a naturally intuitive person or if you tend to be automatically suspicious of people or environments you don’t know. Your distrust might even make you confuse your fears with actual hunches. But the Moon predicts goodness – what’s to come is nice and sweet, and it will get only better if you can relax into your sixth sense. Enjoy your new powers while they last.
You are entering a period of time where you’ll know what you want, want it with passion, and be able to act on it. The magician emphasizes clarity and strong intentions. To better prepare yourself, engage in something that relaxes you. It can be meditation, yoga, cooking, reading a book, or even a long bath. Today is also a good day to plan ahead some practical steps. In the next few days or weeks, the growing strength of your will power is likely to help things unfold in your favor and bring you success. It won’t be effortless, but it will be rewarding. Keep at it and soon enough you'll witness your actions paying off.
Romantic love is important for everyone, but for you, these days it’s especially important. The Lovers card can indicate one of two very likely situations: either that a particular relationship is about to become life-changing, or that you might be getting way too nostalgic about a lost love, remembering only the good parts. Either way, it’s a good idea to take the time to tune in to your deepest feelings and act from your heart. Embrace support from friends and family. If you’re in a long-term relationship, do your best to go with the flow. If you find yourself thinking of your ex, it could be that you miss being in love, and not necessarily that specific person. Love will come if you focus on the future.
The High Priestess indicates unknowns and mysteries that aren’t likely to be revealed any time soon. Have you been finding it difficult to open up to people? You’re a deeply spiritual person, someone who experiences life more profoundly than many others. So, it’s not that your friends or family don’t care or that they don’t try to understand; it’s just that you need someone who can see through situations, and also see through you, better. You can wait it out, or in the meantime you can also seek consultation, meditate and contemplate. This isn’t a favorable time to act. Rather, it’s a time to pause, tune in and listen.
The Hermit is a reminder to start focusing on your inner, real needs. It might be a good time to withdraw from the world around you for a while – not cut anybody off or disappear, but simply take a break to concentrate on your self-development. Discover what your soul wants and needs. Activities such as journaling, painting, meditation or a silent retreat could help. The Hermit could also symbolize a wise person who can help you find your inner truths. They could be a teacher, a healer, a psychic or a spiritual advisor. They could also be a writer whose books might change how you think and feel, and therefore have a real impact on your life. These days, seek such wisdom everywhere you look.
You might be feeling like the black sheep. Someone who’s different, who thinks and acts in their own unique way, someone who’s true to themselves no matter how other people react. While in most situations it might seem smart to blend in, it’s people like you, people who have a certain black sheep quality that go on to change the world. If you have an innovative idea for a new business, or feel like giving everything up to go travel the world, or want to come out of the closet about anything that makes you unique, be it your ideas, way of life, beliefs, the Hanged Man suggests you must! Allow what sets you apart to shine. It’s the right time to stand up for your soul.
A new and very exciting beginning becomes a possibility in an important area of your life. It’s a favorable time to make a resolution and leap forward without detailed plans or expectations. The beginner’s luck is on your side. All you need is a little courage to say, “I’m ready!” and jump. If you’re about to start dating again, take a new job, join a social club, or start a fitness program, now is a great time. You’re likely to come across remarkable people who’ll guide you in the best possible direction. Put practical worries aside; even the small details will work themselves out. It’s like you just hit 777: you have the right kind of luck and support as you enter the next phase of your life.
The Empress is known to shower people with deep feelings, heightened pleasures and new levels of passion for life. Her task is to signal at unforgettable, picture-worthy moments, such as the arrival of a baby into your family or close circle of friends, unexpected generosity that makes your jaw drop, reuniting with the love of your life, or you or a loved one winning a coveted prize. Do your best to embrace such once-in-a-lifetime type of joys with an open heart, really take them in, make them yours! If you’ve been keeping a gratitude journal, get ready to write more in the upcoming days, as you, or someone close to you, is very likely to experience incredibly happy moments in the very near future.
You might find yourself in a situation where you feel overwhelmed by the power display of the people involved. They might try to stifle or threaten you or others whom you hold dear. They might do this overtly and directly, or very subtly through emotional bullying. Either way, the Devil suggests that this evil is way weaker than it looks. Don’t fall prey to this scheme. You have the power to walk away completely, or to change the situation if you choose to stay. If a part of you wants nothing changed, discover what ulterior motive you might have for keeping yourself in such an unpleasant situation. Is it the financial security? The promise of love? Don’t sacrifice your long-term self-respect for short-term gain.
You’re either likely in the middle of a challenging and still escalating situation, or about to get entangled in one. This situation contains contradictions, arguments, and problematic moments. At times it might even make it difficult to keep everything under control. But the Chariot suggests eventual success. It will require you to work very hard and be emotionally strong. Even though tough decisions might overwhelm you, you have what it takes to get the results you want. Apply your will power and make your decisions heard by everyone loud and clear. You’ll feel much stronger afterwards as you’re very likely to improve your conversational and negotiation skills! Now is not the time to back down; buckle up and take the next challenge head on.
You might find yourself in a complicated, morally confusing situation where the best thing to do, for the time being, might be to take the middle road or no action at all. Especially if it’s a situation that involves many people, it’ll be to your advantage to avoid getting into discussions or take sides. Temperance suggests that not all relevant facts have been made available, that it might actually be too soon to come to conclusions or make decisions. Try to wait it out or take a side only when you’re sure you have all the details. Not getting entangled in other people’s arguments or fights will serve your best interest in both the short and the long run. Keep your cool, stay above the fray.
The Strength card hints at the likelihood of events that affect whole families, neighborhoods, cities or even countries. It could be a natural disaster, a man-made problem, political unrest, or another rare ordeal that affects large groups of people. You might lose your inner-grounding and get emotionally carried away. You might find yourself taking sides, feeling angry or frustrated, or even getting defensive. It would serve you, however, to do the opposite. Try to come back to your center, back to calm, regardless of what’s happening out there. Find compassion for those adversely affected, and have compassion for yourself even when you feel negative. You might not have the strength to change the whole world, but you do have the strength to change your own.
You are likely to feel a lot of love for life and the world very soon. You’ll be feeling one with the universe, feeling very alive, sensual, sexual, loving and compassionate. You might go through a period where you’ll feel like a divine deity, capable of spiritual greatness naturally, with an always open heart. It will feel beautiful, for sure, but you might also feel vulnerable to visual, verbal or spiritual attacks. Most likely, these will remain fears and won’t turn into an actual attack, but they’ll make you realize you still have some work to do in the self-trust and self-awareness departments. Try to keep your heart open and in a giving state, but do pay attention to your worries and fears, as well.
The Queen of Wands urges you to indulge in worldly pleasures - guilt free. You’ll be slowing down and feeling in vacation mode even though you’re still at home. Try not to judge it because your body and soul could use some “downtime” and just enjoy what the world has to offer. Cooking exquisite meals, eating at nice restaurants, splurging on a silk blouse, having a long romantic bubble bath with your love interest or partner are all on the menu. Give yourself permission to be lazy – enjoy watching television when you have dishes in the sink, or take extra time in the morning to appreciate the taste of freshly brewed coffee.
The Queen of Swords suggests you have likely experienced great sorrow in your life. You might have lost the love of your life to an accident, disease, breakup or divorce. You might have lost an amazing job that was everything you wanted, due to the economy or other factors. Maybe it was your beloved home that had to be sold. Whatever the loss and the causes behind it, you have felt a lot of grief, the kind of grief most people can’t even understand. Your sadness is real. It is rightful. But the Queen of Swords emphasizes the vast wisdom acquired after such a loss. You are much stronger than before. Now you can take risks because you are not afraid to lose. You can create the life you want without fear.
Do you find that sometimes you feel a deep, heavy sadness that comes from nowhere? It then disappears back into the same unknown place inside you, only to reappear later when you least expect it? It’s most likely an unconscious cycle where old feelings and memories influence the way you feel today. Perhaps there’s a deep-rooted, forgotten wound in your heart that never healed properly. Even though things look fine on the surface at present time, the sadness keeps coming back, sometimes accompanied by emptiness too. Sitting on a big body of water, the Queen of Cups reminds us that still waters run deep – your deepest emotions including unexpressed grief, sorrow, and unshed tears are looking for a way to come to the surface. They want to be heard, seen, and healed.
Already or very soon, you are likely to discover a new interest, enjoyable hobby, or a more serious pursuit, which will fascinate you beyond words and imagination! You’ll be devoting considerable amounts of time, effort and resources into your newfound passion, and it’ll feel great. You’ll get really involved, learn a lot, and partake in the activity itself a lot. You won’t be in it for the money or the fame, and precisely because you’ll be coming deep from the heart, you’ll be successful at what you do, just naturally, without any pressure to succeed. But even the success won’t matter to you, because you will just be very happy you found something that speaks to you so deeply. It’s a gift to your soul.
Wands symbolize zest for life – just look at the intent way the figure in the card is holding and looking at his wand. But the salamanders, which normally catch their own tail, are every which way on his dress. This tells us that while well-begun is half done, you will want to make sure your newfound commitment is just as strong a few months down the road as it is today. You are likely to embark on a much-desired new beginning. You might decide to start a wholesome routine through signing up to an exercise program, a support group, a coaching program, meditation retreats, or any other life-changing activity. Your decision and determination say a lot about how much more you now care about yourself.
These days you feel like most things aren’t worth fussing over. You are feeling carefree, enjoying an easygoing attitude when dealing with the bumps on the road. It is a good idea, in general, to be detached like this, to not let anxiety get to you. But there’s something called the “good stress;” it’s when stress, taken in small doses, is beneficial and motivating. The Page of Swords suggests this is what you need when problems are serious. There is a difference between taking it easy and taking the easy way out. You might need to show yourself and others that you care. If not, you might be perceived as irresponsible or reckless. People might lose trust in you. Keep a balanced perspective between being carefree and having personal responsibility.
A period of increased imagination and psychic sensitivity is upon your door. You might see signs and omens where other people don’t. The beauty of this period is that you’ll still have both feet on the ground, minding your own business, going about your day the way you normally do. You might be daydreaming or contemplating a bit more than usual, but otherwise everything else is the same. The fish coming out of the cup suggests it’s an opportune time to explore intuitive arts and sciences such as astrology or numerology. You’re likely to discover great wisdom. It might help to get your natal chart done and explore the effects of the cosmos on your everyday life. It might also help to understand the effects of numbers on your life.
Have you been feeling a lack of meaning to your life recently? The things that you do have practical value, but they most likely don’t contribute to any long-term vision, or to your bigger callings. You might have even lost sight of what a calling means, not knowing in which direction to head, or how to dream about the future. You’re not alone. Most people go through this phase at some point in their lives. It could help to talk to those who’re living their dream life, or who have been successful in a particular life area. Find inspiration in such stories, watch motivational videos, and explore what activities could give you long-term pleasure. It doesn’t have to be big, but it has to matter to you.
The Knight of Wands symbolizes youthful risk-taking energy and lack of experience. This duo might have a negative effect on the outcome unless it’s worked into the equation. You might be feeling eager to act on your aspirations. Perhaps you’re feeling adventurous and even in a completely fearless risk-taking mood. These feelings might make certain wishes feel more attainable. But the Knight of Wands suggests an underlying reality you might want to attend to: having enough stability and sureness in your life to be able to offset the risks you want to take. This could mean having sufficient savings, a secondary income, good health, or people who can back you in your endeavors. You might want to get advice from those who’ve been there, done that. You might want to take more time to explore your options.
Where do you draw the line between ambition and obsession? You are likely feeling a tremendous drive to overcome all obstacles and make things happen for you. But it could be that in wanting to see things happen your way, you’re overstepping people’s boundaries, hurting their feelings, acting oblivious to their needs. You are courageous, powerful, and highly skilled, but others might be thinking of you as a bully or a fanatic. You might sometimes even be experiencing yourself as overpowered or weak, but this isn’t how others see you. Ambition can be a wonderful thing, when it serves everyone involved. Take a moment and evaluate yourself honestly. Assess how you’re doing on social responsibility and care for others. Your dreams will come true, but don’t lose people along the way.
Most of your dreams about the future might have to remain mere fantasies if you continue to spend more time imagining them than taking action. The Knight’s helmet and feet are winged symbolizing your desire to fly high. The empty cup in his hand symbolizes your yet-to-manifest dreams while the fish on his clothing symbolize your desire to rely on luck. You might have a lot of ideas about what you want but you lack specificity and the will to act. This makes it difficult for you to take concrete steps. Your many dreams remain in your head, unrelated to your present or future. It’s a gift to have such a creative mind – only if you can pair it with real-world ways will you turn your dreams into actual experiences.
A go-getter with a lot of fiery energy and boundless optimism – it could be that you’ll enter a new period in your life where you’ll naturally feel this way, or that there’s someone in your life who personifies these qualities successfully. It’s a powerful energy and it’s contagious. If you want to get things done, and readily get others to help you in your endeavors, King of Wands suggests embodying as much of this strong, dynamic energy as possible, while keeping a positive attitude about the future. You are (or the person who embodies this energy in your life is) likely to make a lot of progress in a project, be it at work or in another life area, and eventually achieve amazing results.
You, or someone close to you, might be acting like a dictator! The mind has taken over the heart. There’s a lot of judgment, restrictions, and power games. Control is preferred to flexibility and spontaneous action. If this is you, ask yourself, why do you choose to run such a tight ship in your life? Are you afraid that if people do their own thing, it won’t be good? That only you know what you’re doing? If this is about your boss or someone in your family, have they always been like this, or is it possible that you’ve contributed to the problem by acting irresponsibly in the past? Their strictness is not helping, neither is your inaction or silence. The situation begs to be improved.
The past might have been filled with doubt, setbacks or impatience, maybe including even recently, but the King of Pentacles suggests upcoming success and the associated relief that comes from knowing you made it. You have likely acted with courage, yet you didn’t take any unnecessary risks. You showed diligence, faith and patience, and in the process, you’ve become a stronger person. Soon, you’ll be able to relax and go with the flow better, as things are very likely to unfold in your favor. While this success probably has to do with your career or finances, it could also have to do with any project in any life area which you worked hard for and cared a lot about. Get ready to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Have you been suppressing your creative imagination for the sake of your career, family life or social responsibilities? You developed great habits along the way to help you to be more disciplined and productive, but your innate creativity has suffered deeply. Creativity requires free expression, encouragement, and a supportive environment – the question is, would you like to share your creative powers with the world? And if you do, how can you change your environment to accommodate your needs? How can you get support? It could simply be that you want to paint, write a book, or simply add flexibility and innovation to the way things are done in your office. Whatever it is, it needs you to actively add more color to your life so you can enjoy a more joyful existence.
The things that are happening right now most likely have roots in past events. It may feel like you're repeating a cycle, or simply reaping what you’ve sown. If you aren’t happy with the way things are turning out, Justice indicates the need for absolute honesty. Explore in your mind and heart how you could’ve done things differently in the past and prevented things to become what they are today. But also, how can you change the way you react right now to be able to create a different and better future? If you’re happy with the way things are unfolding, you might still want to do the same inner analysis – pinpointing what worked will help you be even more confident in the future.
You might feel a powerful call from within, a tremendous inner push to change the entire way you’ve been living your life or the way you’ve been looking at life. This might include moving to a whole new city or even a country, taking a job in a brand-new field, picking up a hobby that you normally would never consider, or dating someone who, seemingly, isn’t your type. Whatever it is you’re doing differently is thoroughly good for you now and will open new doors in the future as well. It is a welcome change, one that your soul will enjoy for years to come. If this doesn’t sound like you, you’re likely turning a deaf ear to your inner calling due to fear of change.
The Hierophant implies ancient belief systems. It might be your own or that of society's. Such belief systems can become personally limiting or disempowering at times. They might make you feel like not much is changing in your life despite all your efforts. More often than not, these beliefs have to do with your upbringing, the environment you grew up in and your perceived place in society. Sometimes, they are so deeply entrenched in your consciousness that it might be difficult to even notice them. This is a good time to review what you believe about yourself and your surroundings. The challenge is not necessarily to replace your whole belief system, but to find flexibility in your thinking about life, and your actions and reactions.
Is there a person in your life whom you feel has too much power or influence over you? Someone whom you find yourself trying to please or get approval from? It might be time to take a step back and try to realize what this relationship is doing to you. Is that person really “the emperor” and you his subject? Or, could it be that you’ve subconsciously given them more power than they deserve? This card may also symbolize situations that cause you to feel small, such as a draining uphill legal battle, friends who act like bullies, or a work environment that has no room for flexibility or innovation. Ask yourself, what can you do to find your own power?
As they say, “it’s the end of an era!” Relationships, environments and experiences that no longer serve you are highly likely to drop away from your life. Abruptly, without prior notice, just like that. You might feel a sense of loss, but by letting go of old, no-longer-useful situations and patterns, you’ll only be opening up space for new and better things to come in. You might find that you have fear of the unknown, and even though the old doesn’t serve you anymore, you might find yourself clinging to it. Tarot’s Death symbolizes those things that are meant to retire from your life so that a new horizon can appear. While we don’t know what’s to come yet, it’s very likely much better than the things you’re letting go of.
You are likely to be off to a great start, regardless of what it is you’re hoping or planning to achieve. Ace of Wands indicates power, ambition, and a high level of commitment with pure intentions. And it’s the purity of your intentions that brings about good luck and blessings from everyone around you. Fate is on your side, too. Your high energy will attract hardworking and helpful people and many positive, fruitful situations along the way. If you’re just starting a relationship, expect many amazing moments out on dates and at home between the sheets. If you’re starting a business or a new project, you’re on the right path. And if you want to patch things up with old friends or relatives, it’s likely to go well.
You are relying too much on your mind and not enough on your heart. In situations that require using the intellect, this is a fail-proof, winning strategy. It will get you to plan well, be productive and achieve great results. But where human relations are concerned, brainpower and rationality have their limits. Ace of Swords suggests a need to strike balance between the heart and the mind, without promoting or demoting one or the other. Most likely, you’ve become too rational, and forgot how powerful and insightful a simple intuition could be. You may also not realize how big of a motivator emotion can be in people’s lives. Love makes people cross oceans, write books, or build palaces. Your feelings are your friends. Don’t shun them.
You’re about to start seeing magic in the seemingly ordinary aspects of life. A beautiful sunrise, a blooming flower, an ant colony working together, a dog running happily – all these will start to move you in a deep place and you’ll feel more at home in the world. You’ll be able to turn your back to manmade chaos, and you’ll find solace in natural marvels. Most likely, you’ll pick up gardening or walking in the woods as a hobby, or maybe you’ll get pets to be able to tune into their natural rhythm and genuine ways of being. If this doesn’t sound like you, it could be that nature has all the answers you’re looking for; it’s just that you haven’t realized it yet.
Love can’t be forced. It can only be received when it’s there. Very likely, there’s a lot of love flowing all around you, waiting for you to open yourself to it. If you feel that this isn’t the case, if your environment seems harsh instead, it might be time to explore what love means to you, personally. Does it mean your friends have to support you even when they know you’re making a mistake? Can you feel the love when they honestly oppose your actions, or does it feel like judgment to you? Does love mean people always have to agree with you? Clearly, not. Ace of Cups indicates the presence of genuine love, but emphasizes your need to broaden the definition of it.
The Ten of Wands suggests you have taken on all the weight of a situation. You are focused on finishing the task at hand; you feel you are close to reaching your destination but at the same time you can't bother to look up at the road ahead as the weight has all of your attention. The truth is you can’t fix everything on your own and you alone shouldn’t be responsible for all aspects of a situation either. If you continue like this, you might start feeling resentment towards others. It might be a good idea to look at situations in your life that are too time consuming. Re-evaluate the effort you're putting in and compare it to what your peers are bringing to the table. Take action to avoid getting burnt out. The card suggests unnecessary effort. The kind that is exhausting, burdensome, and frustrating.
You are likely expecting too much from yourself. Nobody is perfect – why should you be? No one has it all. It’s a myth. You might be trying too hard, driving yourself to burnout. You might be hearing all these inner voices in your head, constantly criticizing you, telling you how you could have or should have done things differently. You can’t win with yourself. It takes one sword to kill; yet, like the man in the image lying dead with ten swords stuck into his back, you have aimed ten swords, all at yourself. Stop it or soon you’ll die inside. It’s time to talk to yourself in a new, supportive way. Every time you notice criticism coming from your inner voice, reply by saying you need compassion instead.
There’s so much magic around you, at your home, in your family life but you might not be noticing it. Other people look at you and think you’re very lucky, having such a family, love, and a nice living situation, Meanwhile, you’re most likely looking around and not seeing any of those blessings. Little things get to you, to the degree that you don’t see the forest for the trees anymore. You might be too involved in arguments, the he-said-this and she-said-this type of disagreements, not realizing that at the end of the day you’re all alive, all together, and all want the same thing – a good life. It might be time to take a step back, let go of the quarrels, be the bigger person and start to appreciate what you have.
If you’re dreaming of starting a family, rest assured your dreams will come true and you’ll never regret it. It will be colorful, happy and completely fulfilling. If, on the other hand, you already have a family but your family life isn’t the best it could be, Ten of Cups suggests that things are likely to get much, much better. You will be able to create peace and harmony. Family members will be able to put petty arguments and fights aside, and feel more strongly bonded with one another. The family might experience a small, negligible incident which might feel big while it’s occurring and bring the household members to act together. In hindsight, the incident will prove unimportant, but the valuable lessons learned will stay.
Take a minute to look at your life because there is a good chance you are reading the situation wrong. Lately, life feels like constant battle to you. Although you're standing strong, you have the feeling this battle won't be over any time soon. You must be feeling this way because of past influences – if things didn’t go well before, why should they be fine now? You were probably hurt badly, so now you want to be vigilant or even defensive to prevent any potential hurts or damages. But when you act this way, you’re also closing yourself off to positive outcomes. It’s just that you’re either open to life or not. Try and make peace with past troubles and accept your present vulnerabilities. Being strong doesn’t require distrust at all. In fact, the ability to trust will only make you stronger.
Are you losing sleep over a situation, thinking too much, letting worry take over your life? Nine of Swords suggests that things aren’t as bad as they seem. There are many potential solutions and problems are likely to be behind you soon. Caring about your life, taking responsibility and working to change things are all great. They are mature reactions to the situations life presents you with. But there’s a fine line between caring and worrying. You might have crossed that long ago, responding to everything with automatic worry now. You are on top of things, as often and best as you can. There’s no need to fret so much. Try to find ways to relax and believe that things will turn out just fine.
Though you’ve been through a lot, sometimes all on your own, very soon you will find appreciation in the difficult path you walked. When you look back, you’ll know you’ve made the right decisions, even though they might have seemed like the wrong ones in the past. Now that enough time has passed, you’re more objective, seeing the bigger picture of your life, and understanding why things unfolded the way they did. You’ll see that in hindsight the path you walked was worth it. You have learned to distinguish what matters to you, and what truly matters in life, and from here on, you’re likely to act very wisely, choosing actions that have real spiritual value.
Imagine yourself at a five-star resort on a tropical island with the kind of a hospitality and service level that meets not only all your needs but also all your luxury wants. Spa appointments, buffet meals, swimming, tanning, cocktails. Nine of Cups suggests it might be time to plan an amazing vacation. Yes, you’d have to splurge, and maybe even pay in installments, but you deserve it. If such a vacation is completely out of your reach, then you might want to find ways to pamper yourself locally. Go to a nearby spa, get your nails done, go shopping, or watch television all day eating your favorite ice-cream. Your soul needs time for simple pleasures. Life isn’t only about working or constantly doing things.
Like an arrow that has been released from a bow and can’t be stopped anymore, your dedication and hard work is unfolding in the best and fastest way possible. The Eight of Wands suggests your relentless efforts are coming to completion. You might be getting antsy or concerned, as things haven't yet come to an end, but take a moment to feel the powerful momentum of events. There’s really no need to worry, and there isn’t anything else you can do anymore either. You’ve done all you could. It’s now time to sit back and enjoy watching life give you what want and very much deserve.
You might be feeling shame, humiliation or guilt about things that happened in the past, or it could be that recent events led these feelings to come to the surface, once again. The environment might have failed to protect you when you were in your most vulnerable, blaming you for what happened instead of the perpetrator. Eight of Swords suggests you might be the target of victim-blaming, when all you need is support and understanding. Shame, humiliation, guilt are all very difficult emotions to deal with, perhaps even more difficult than anger. They are not easy to share with the world, yet they won’t go away unless you do something about them. Talk to a counselor, get support, hold the perpetrator responsible if it’s possible.
You are likely to realize, after all these years and many experiences, that you’ve become quite good at self-discipline. It certainly doesn’t mean you act like a robot. You still have a spontaneous side to you, and in some life areas you still aren’t disciplined enough, but you’ll notice how in a certain life area you’ve now become great at committing to a goal, doing whatever it takes to stay committed to it, and doing the legwork too, when necessary. The lesson for you is to bring what you learned from this orderly life area to your other life areas. Now that you know how to be disciplined, what else would you like to achieve? Transfer your knowledge – you already have it in you – to achieve new goals.
People might be judging you for walking away from a seemingly amazing situation. But only you know the truth. Only you know what’s good for you and what’s not. For example, many entry-level or mid-level workers covet executives with big titles and salaries, but such an executive could secretly be suffering. Or, a childless woman might feel envious of a mother of four, but that mother could be unhappy and exhausted. It’s just that many times in life the grass does seem greener on the other side of the fence. Eight of Cups reminds you not to be influenced by what others think or say. Only you know the inside story and only you can make decisions for yourself. Even if the move is controversial, do it.
Do you feel that lately you are in a constant ‘fight’ mode? Do you secretly feel superior to your rivals? The Seven of Wands suggests you do. It suggests you know you can hold your ground and that you are comfortable in this situation, to the point that you may not realize that there are alternative ways to deal with a situation. For example, avoiding confrontation or searching for peaceful resolutions. But most likely, there’s a part of you that enjoys the quarrels and the problems. You like to stay on top. Winning gives you a nice rush of adrenaline. So, you stay and continue the fight. In the ambitious pushy world we live in, this might seem like a smart strategy, but you’re wracking your nervous system and overall health. You are good at the fight, but it might be time to try alternative ways to constant bickering and fighting.
Do you find yourself acting impulsively, thinking only about short-term enjoyment? You might be doing this often, causing your long-term ambitions and plans to crumble. It might have already become a vicious cycle, leading you to lose hope for the future. It could be an addiction that is causing bodily damage as well as damage to your finances. It could be an “innocent” habit such as shopping but when you add up the money you spend, it becomes clear just how much your budget suffers. They say the opposite of addiction is connection. It might be time to work on your relationships. Seek friends who are genuine. Develop your relationships with your coworkers. Spend quality time with family. Get a pet. What you need is bonding.
Very soon, you’re likely to find deeper fulfillment in what you do. Your career and/or volunteer activities will take on a more profound meaning, and the loose pieces, if any, will come together to help you realize that there’s a truly sacred purpose to your work. Seven of Pentacles suggests having the ability to enjoy the serenity that comes from such work, allowing your achievement to bring peace to your soul and joy to your life. Most likely, you won’t get any public recognition for this work, other than casual thank you’s here and there, but the real recognition should come from your heart, anyway. This is your life’s work and you should feel proud. Continue, patiently, silently, and with diligence.
One unlucky incident after another. Anything that could go wrong goes wrong. Why does everything have to happen to you? It might feel like divine punishment for something you didn’t even do. Happiness comes, but at great cost. Suffering doesn’t leave you, and even when you put a mask on it, it’s there. If this is how you’ve been feeling, Seven of Cups points at subconscious influences. It’s just that you’ve been “trained” to expect negativities. Maybe you grew up in a stressful environment. Maybe you experienced trauma when you were little. Your body is in a constant fight-or-flight mode, always readying itself for some type of disturbance. What happened in the past isn’t your fault. But it is your responsibility now to heal.
You might soon be celebrating a big success and be celebrated by others in a very special way. All eyes could be on you. Maybe you found the perfect new house for your family and you’re throwing an amazing housewarming party, or you helped your company with a merger and you’re getting promoted, or you overcame a difficult disease and people are so thrilled to see you healthy and happy again. Whatever it is, it will be very nice to be showered with so much love and appreciation. But the Six of Wands suggests a new journey is starting now. The next phase of your life is a positive one, but it might require you to give more of yourself to achieve even better standards and results.
You are likely to have adapted to a situation that isn’t to your liking, or maybe even outright problematic. You aren’t fighting to change things, because you know that somethings aren’t easily changeable. You are choosing to make peace with the way things are, instead. The problems, in turn, don’t weigh you down or sink you anymore. This situation has been going on for a while and you’ve learned to live with it. You might have felt sadness in the past because of how things turned out, but even the sadness has begun to subside. Six of Swords suggests things may still unfold in your favor and that your not rocking the boat is helping your cause. Stay calm, be patient, go with the flow.
Most likely, you believe that in order to achieve material comfort, you need to work really hard and long. For you it’s all blood, toils, tears and sweat. You probably don’t realize that abundance can come to you in other ways. Luck could make its way to you in more creative ways than what you imagine, the same way it finds other people, but because you don’t believe you could be lucky, in the end you aren’t. You doubt that things could ever be easy, so they never end up being easy. It’s like Catch 22 – the rules of the financial game are always difficult on you. Others enjoy life while you work day and night. Begin to believe that great luck and abundance can come to you, too.
These days, you are more likely to be influenced by memories than ever before. You might be idealizing the past, choosing to forget the bad parts to be able to feel good about yourself and others who were part of your history. Sometimes, we romanticize past events when we lose a loved one. We want to believe things were great. We want to forget about the petty fights. It’s okay if this is what you’re doing. It’s part of healing. Six of Cups indicates giving a gift of memories, such as a written memoir or photo albums, to future generations. You might want to record your memories, share them with others, create a blog, or publish photos. If you have children, make sure to share your past with them.
Competition seems to be the order of the day. Perhaps you were encouraged to compete when you were little and the same thing continues today at work and perhaps even in your social circle among friends, coworkers or acquaintances. It could be fun, and one could grow tremendously when there’s healthy competition. But it could also go the other way and become a negative influence. The Five of Wands suggests a delicate balance, one which you should be aware of. You don’t necessarily need to change the way things are, but take things on the light side. Compete as long as it’s fun for you, as long as it gives you a healthy dose of motivation and doesn’t hurt or hinder you in any way.
You might be facing a difficult opponent, or an outright evil enemy, who’d do anything to win the fight between you and them. You might be feeling weak or overpowered. Unfortunately, Five of Swords shows defeat. It is not because you don’t deserve to win; rather it’s because the other side is ruthless and lacking in morals. It would be better to just let them get away with what they’ve done, unless it’s something very important to you. You need to weigh the scales and think this thoroughly. Take into account all the things your opponent can do. It isn’t easy, but being defeated in a potential confrontation or legal battle could hurt you further. Find a way to make peace with how things unfolded. The future can be different.
You might be feeling left out on an important secret, a big day, a work event, or any other event or occurrence when you’ve done nothing wrong to deserve such ostracization. To your knowledge, you didn’t intentionally hurt anyone or stab people behind their backs, so why should you be getting the cold shoulder all of a sudden? Whatever the reason, unfortunately the truth remains the same – you aren’t an important part of whatever is happening. You have become an outsider. Five of Pentacles suggests it might just have to be this way this time, but if you can muster courage, depending on how serious the situation is, you can talk to the people involved, letting them know how you feel. Be open to feedback, too.
You might be feeling grief over a lost opportunity or some happiness that disappeared too quickly before you could really enjoy it. But there might be more depth to the situation. Perhaps the loss triggered your friends to support you in meaningful ways, allowing you to realize just how much they love you. If it was a job opportunity you missed, now with the help and referrals of your contacts, you might land something much better. Five of Cups shows the ability to achieve better results after a minor setback. You might have started the journey alone, but now with the backing and care of those around you, you’ll enjoy an improved outcome. The key is to be open to kind, loving support.
You are likely to be a part of a joyous family celebration such as an engagement, wedding or a big birthday party. Relatives and friends will be happily and genuinely celebrating your or one of your loved ones’ big day. People will just be swept along by joy and it’ll just feel wonderful. If it’s an event which your distant family members or in-laws are hosting, it’ll bring you closer together. You’ll develop deeper, more meaningful relations with them. What a beautiful opportunity. If it’s an event you’re thinking of or planning to host, make sure to invite all those who are important to you, and those with whom you’d like to improve relations. It’s a magical time to create lasting bonds.
Do you find yourself in self-imposed isolation, retreating from life and responsibilities, hiding in your house or in your office, avoiding direct communication with others? You’re probably spending hours and hours on social media, watching old shows back to back, or just doing nothing really, to keep busy. You might be withdrawing from your social circle and environment, making commitments only to break them with completely made-up excuses later. Your friends might soon start calling you a flake. Do you need time alone to recuperate from the many stresses of your life, or are you evading real human interaction? Something seems to be missing in your life. Take some time to reflect on the state of your inner world. If you have old friends, confide in them.
Do you rely too much on money and material comforts to avoid looking vulnerable and to protect yourself from any potential maltreatment? It could be that in your society money really matters, and that people respect rich-looking fellows and provide better treatment to those with nice clothes and cars. Most likely, you’re just doing your best to blend in, to be respected and accepted in such a setting. But Four of Pentacles suggests it might be time to realize how this type of a system creates isolated, lonely people, including you, and how under normal circumstances you’d actually prefer warmth and genuine human relations over vanity. If you’re bent on staying in this environment, try to find others who feel the same way. Create your own community.
You might be calling it “going with the flow” but what you’re actually doing is avoiding proactive action. Nothing is worth fighting for, nothing is worth working for, and nothing is even worth getting out of the couch. If it comes to you, great. If it doesn’t, you won’t lift a finger for it. The question is, do you need a break from everything to rest a little, or are you avoiding action because deep down your emotions, goals and ideals scare you? Is “I don’t care” a cover for fear of failure? You are missing out on a lot. There’s pleasure in getting things done, in achieving things. Even if you were to fail, trying is a good thing. Start small if you must, but start somewhere.
You’re likely to enter a new, peaceful period of time where you’ll keep your focus on the big picture i.e. the main goal and not be consumed by insignificant obstacles. Your solution-oriented approach will allow things to unfold slowly and serenely. You will embrace any new adventures or explorations with a positive calm, and in turn, everything will go well. Even when you sense risks, you won’t mind taking chances because you’ll trust that you will be able to handle them. Your leadership skills will shine. It could be that finally you feel sure about your relationship or that you’re satisfied with your finances. Or maybe you’ve grown internally. Whatever the source of your new confidence, it will feel good to be able to see both the forest and the trees.
Are you suffering from heartache? Someone you love might have broken your heart deeply. Your pain is profound, whether this person acted intentionally or unintentionally. But Three of Swords suggests looking at your deeply held beliefs that might have contributed to this situation. If you believe that all men cheat, chances are you found a man who would cheat. If you believe that all women lie, chances are you found one who would lie. Truth is, some men cheat; others don’t. Some women lie; others don’t. There is no all-encompassing rule, and such generalizations don’t serve you anymore. The blame does belong to the perpetrator, but now, as you move on, see if you can develop a more positive approach to life. Honor your pain, and examine your outlook to avoid future agony.
You might need guidance to be able to resolve a personal or family issue, or to make a project come to life. You have a strong desire to move things forward; you’re just lacking some technical, procedural, or maybe social or spiritual knowledge. Note that the most successful people in the planet consult experts all the time, because no one can possibly know everything on their own. So, without making it a pride issue, without feeling bad about yourself because you alone couldn’t move things forward, seek help and guidance from those who are experts in what they do. Bring together a team if you need to. Three of Pentacles also suggests you’ll have a steep learning curve, and you’ll grow tremendously through this experience.
You might soon be enjoying a small celebration – something warm, joyous, and whole-hearted. It could be that you got a promotion, or maybe it’s your birthday, or any other event where you’d want to be with the people who you love the most and who love you the most. You realize it’s more important to you at this point in time to spend time with genuine people, than having a big party. You care more about having a real sharing than posting seemingly happy pictures on social media. You care about your true happiness. Let your loved ones be there for you and celebrate with you. You’re blessed. Your heart-felt approach to people is paying off. The love in your life will only increase.
You might be feeling like your accomplishments and financial successes are walling you in, that there might be more to life and relationships than what you’re currently experiencing. If you feel that something is missing, you might be right. It’s nice to have a high standard of living, good clothes and sweet comforts, but it’s much nicer to have deep relations that add meaning to your life. It would be comforting to know people like you for who you really are, and not for your accomplishments. If you were to lose everything tomorrow, who are the people who’d stand by you, and support you? Those are the people you want to spend more time with. It’s time you invest more in your relationships.
You have chosen to turn a blind eye to a very unpleasant situation. Most likely, you just want to avoid being dragged into it, having to take sides, and bringing negativity into your life. Two of Swords suggests that in closing your eyes, you might also be closing your heart and emotional world. Not wanting to feel anything isn’t the best way to go about this. You might be fearing your own rage, wanting to keep it locked and behind bars, imagining that if you unleash it, it would destroy everyone. In all likelihood, this is a fantasy. Negative situations come and go, but your unexpressed emotions are there to stay, and sometimes come back in new forms, such as depression. Try to find an open, balanced, healthy way to deal with unpleasantness.
You are constantly juggling too many things, trying to figure out priorities, making to-do lists, always on-the-run, working, making things happen, cleaning, taking care of your personal needs, tending to your love life and a million other responsibilities. It’s tiring, really. So far, you’ve been able to juggle it all, but Two of Pentacles suggests sometime in the near future you’re likely to experience burnout. Most likely, it’ll start with your emotions. Slowly, you’ll realize you’re more agitated than usual. You might react in exaggerated ways and not understand why. It’s because probably you’re doing more than your fair share of the work and deep down you’re angry. Why can’t other people take more responsibility? Start delegating tasks and you’ll feel much better.
A long-term relationship or friendship is on the horizon. Regardless of the life area you are exploring in your Tarot reading, the Two of Cups represents a deep, meaningful, honest connection that’s likely to last a lifetime. It connotes healthy attachment and balance – there’s equal give and take, mutual support, generosity of spirit, and love. Two become one with grace, beauty, and integrity. There’s respect, congeniality, and affection. The card could be signaling the beginning of a serious love commitment, the forming of a mentor-mentoree relationship, getting a new neighbor who’ll prove to be a great friend, or even adopting a pet with whom you’ll develop a unique and special bond. In love readings, this card could symbolize two lovers exchanging vows, hinting at an engagement or wedding.