0
All Posts By

Kerrie

0 In Blog/ Monthly Wisdom Scopes

Your April 2018 Wisdom Scopes

pexels-photo-312105

What if going with what you know is right for you means going against the flow of everyone else around you? We’re all being asked to follow the path of our hearts, and this is rarely easy. You probably already have a flavor of what this year is asking of you, and it looks like some good, honest, grounded hard work. The truth is, we are all moving towards building a better world. A better world that flies in the face of all that is already established: corrupt systems, indifference, unethical behaviors. Your choices, your actions, thoughts and words do matter. So much. Lead the charge by doing what matters most to you in this time. Hang on to what you know you’re here for. Consistent effort is important because so much of it is about breaking through heavy, dense habits that have kept you down before.

ARIES

Ace of Wands

The breakthrough you are waiting for will arrive this month, and you have to ready yourself to catch it and make the most of it. It may sneak up on you in the form of a new insight or idea, fresh off the heels of you being able to let go of some old goal or idea that just wasn’t working. You will start to see that the more you are able to sieve through and sort out what works and what doesn’t, and being willing to challenge your assumptions and preconceptions about something, the more you are able to gain new insight and inspiration. The truth is, your stream of inspiration is infinite – you never have to worry about running out of them! Letting go of an idea doesn’t mean you won’t ever get another one. Who you are is so much bigger that who you think you are. When penetrating insights come, be sure to catch them by writing them down. You don’t have to act on them immediately. Just know that when you allow yourself more mental flexibility, staying open to trusted others’ wisdom and experience, you will get where you want to go with a lot more ease.

TAURUS

8 of Cups

Another layer of illusions is shed this month, dear Taurus. It’s painful when you allow yourself to let go of things you once thought to be true. In a way, it was a survival mechanism. You had to believe in certain things in order to get through painful moments. Now that you are healing, your strength has built up the point where you are able to look at illusions squarely in the eye and to truly see through them. Your strength has allowed you to get this far, and closer and closer to your true self. Remember: You can never lose anything that is true to you. Anything lost are simply untruths, falsehoods, programming placed upon you by others… See this time as a shedding of projects, people, places and things from a time when you made decisions out of insecurity and uncertainty of your self-worth. What will rise from these ashes are unshakeable foundations that will see you through into the next decade and beyond. If you knew what was waiting for you, you wouldn’t waste a moment looking back or regretting what was.

GEMINI

Hanged One, reversed

A practical guide to surrendering: allowing yourself to feel the feelings that arise when someone tells you to ‘surrender’. Check in with yourself: do you feel impatience, exasperation, resignation, annoyance, bemusement, anger when someone or something slows you down, or when you are in a state of limbo? Do you then struggle against it, getting more annoyed by the moment? Whatever it is, it’s really all okay. Not knowing what lies beyond can be such a frustrating feeling. Hanging out in uncertainty is never peaceful, at least not at first. The good news is that it does get easier. April asks you to get in touch with how you respond when things aren’t within your control – and to confront the illusion that you somehow have absolute control over anything in your life. This is some deep work, and it’s work that will fundamentally change you, if you consciously grapple with it and allow yourself some patience. In times of doubt and stress, the best thing to do is to do nothing. Step back and see what happens. Tough knots will untie themselves without any intervention from you, and you may get a real sense of how the divine weaves itself in the threads of your life. All you have to do is be willing to allow.

CANCER

8 of Swords

You’ve been working real hard lately at shedding some of the ways you’ve been programmed socially and culturally – and this is not work for the faint hearted. It’s especially confusing when you’re surrounded by people who seem to accept without question the very things you are questioning so hard now. In order to get more clarity, the only way out is through. When the feelings get extra rough, hang tight and try not to be too quick in brushing them aside or burying them under some ‘positive’ feelings. There is no ‘negative’ feeling – a feeling is a feeling. Keep asking why – why does this interaction make me feel this way? Why does this no longer appeal to me? Know that you never need to justify your changes to anybody – especially since you are still in mid-transformation. The beauty of all this inquiry is that it will reveal your own power to you: your beliefs shape your world, and when you change and question your beliefs, everything changes as well. You may not be able to control your external reality, but the ripple effects of changing your internal one is formidable. Have faith in yourself, and in your process. You will come out on the other side, feeling freer than you’ve ever been.

LEO

3 of Swords

Some of your greatest heartbreaks have come from having your trust broken – and realizing that no matter how much you might have wanted something to turn out a certain way, it doesn’t always work out that way. This month comes with a healing, of realizing that when something doesn’t turn out the way you want it to, it doesn’t mean that you are being punished. The Universe is nudging you to move beyond the belief of some kind of cosmic punishment or reward, meted out by some unknown force in the world. It’s about moving beyond victimhood to empowerment. And to do so, you will need to look back at some of the times you felt wronged by someone, or when you feel guilt over something you may or may not have done. This may mean allowing all those feelings to flood over you – but this time, instead of buying into the stories that those feelings stir up, you can change the ending. Change the ending into something empowering, into something that puts you in the position of someone who is loved and loveable, no matter what. Forgive yourself, forgive others, and see yourself through the eyes of the Universe: a soul on its journey, learning, growing through mistakes, and ultimately worthy.

VIRGO

Daughter of Wands, reversed

Uncertainty about the steps ahead have got you slowing down and doubting yourself. Luckily, this is exactly where you’re meant to be at: slowing down, but not necessarily doubting yourself. First of all, check your anxiety levels. Are they high? Always remember to check in first before dashing off to do the first thing you think of. And honestly, your anxiety is a really good sign. Before you let your skepticism take over, it may be helpful to understand your anxiety as a sign that you’ve been moving closer and closer to your heart – because you’re getting in touch with the absolute groundlessness of things. Options open up for you when you resist taking the first knee jerk action to move back onto secure ground. You’ve already realized that what’s secure and safe really are just illusions. To remain in a grounded state this month, take care of practical, material needs. Ground creative projects by breaking them down into daily tasks you incorporate into rituals. Control what’s within your locus of control. Continue taking steps towards pushing against the boundaries of what you currently think is possible. Allow room for surprises. Channel excess energy into exercise and eating well. May should see this energy lifting and you will get a much clearer view of your steps ahead.

LIBRA

10 of Swords

Dear Libra, sometimes it’s really not about you, and I mean that in the best way possible. Sometimes it’s really not about how hard you try or what you do or don’t do – others have their own reasons for doing what they do, and no matter how that might make you feel, you’re simply not in control of it. You can’t control how others live their lives. Don’t beat yourself up any longer, or blame yourself unnecessarily for things that you aren’t even responsible for. But by all means, do take responsibility for these: your own thoughts, feelings, actions and behaviors. By allowing yourself to be and to live in your own full integrity, you’ll find it much easier to allow others to be as well. If you’ve been feeling like you need to have others on a tight leash lately, it may be helpful to inquire deeper into those feelings. Are you trying to get people to behave in a certain way to lend you some kind of security? Or to assure you that there is ‘good’ in the world? We are all asked to move beyond polarity and to practice living in the grey, and good and bad isn’t so easy to discern these days. Focus on your own light and act in alignment with your own values. Let the rest figure themselves out.

SCORPIO

Ace of Pentacles

You’ve been spending the past year building up to this moment. You’ve stepped over a threshold recently into a whole new vista and it’s scary and exciting at the same time. Your creativity has also returned in new ways, and if you are not feeling it yet, then you will start to feel it soon. Make room for this new energy by clearing out the old. Outmoded patterns, thoughts, and habits may need a review and may even need to be discarded completely. If you notice any fears creeping in, welcome them as a normal part of the journey of starting something new. You’re not supposed to feel 100% confident. You’re not supposed to always have it all together. That’s the point of new beginnings! They bring in uncertainty, excitement, opportunity for reinvention and for doing things differently. Slow down and feel into your fears so that you may address them methodically instead of reacting reflexively. You are doing just fine, tell yourself so and it will make all the difference in how you stride into the great new unknown.

SAGITTARIUS

2 of Swords

You can only keep your balance this month by keeping out what’s not helpful or nurturing for you, dear Sagittarius. The truth is you have been growing so rapidly, and like a delicate seedling that’s just sprouting, you are nurturing a new resolve for a direction you’re walking towards in your life. It’s a vulnerable phase and even though you want to beat on your own drum and invite everyone else to join you, take time to consider if this is really the time for it. You can’t afford to let anyone slow your roll, and that really means prioritizing your own priorities and wellbeing. Others can join you when you are truly solid and strong enough to share of yourself – your new insights, learnings and wisdom – freely and widely. This month, having boundaries in terms of looking at who’s taking up your time, energy, thoughts, space and doing an audit of who and what has access to your life will be so helpful. This frees up space for your growth, even if that space has to stay empty for a little while. Give yourself room to breathe and stretch out. You can never lose anything that’s true to you.

CAPRICORN

Empress, Reversed

If you could choose to let go of one onerous task in your life, what would you let go of? Do you sometimes subconsciously gravitate towards the most difficult way to do things because you have somehow associated difficulty with virtue? Perhaps it makes you feel like you’ve truly worked for something and that you put in effort. And that is all well and good – because a lot of the most valuable things in life don’t come easy – but it’s also important to see if there could be a way that’s far less strenuous, uses more of your natural skills and talents, and is actually enjoyable in the process. Life and its paradoxes, eh? There’s no harm in actually enjoying the things that you do… in fact, I would argue that that’s what makes it worthy, if it brings you joy, as well as value to others. Why choose? Slow down and use your senses to discern how you could bring more enjoyment to your daily life, even if it’s as simple as incorporating practices to make the little things more fun: e.g. using your favorite stationery to write notes, dressing in your favorite colors, dressing up for nobody but yourself, taking the longer route to work… Or it could simply mean easing up on the carrot or the stick approach, and make your work process-oriented instead. How do you bring more enjoyment into the process of what you do (instead of just focusing on the end goal)?

AQUARIUS

Shaman of Swords

You’re called upon to be the voice of reason this month, dear Aquarius. We can all count on an Aquarian to keep their cool when all around them is falling into chaos. For April, there’s a lot of brain fog happening as everyone is moving through their own personal drama. You can smell it from a mile away when someone is trying to put their issues on you – so be kind, but be firm. Enforce your boundary in that effortless way of yours. You also have to speak up and tell it like it is when everyone else is hedging or beating around the bush. At the same time, use this time of assessment to go over your goals and refine your strategies. You are able to see through most things at this time to discern if people are trustworthy and truly walking their talk. Be uncompromising when it comes to who you associate with – align with those who have similar values, underneath all the superficial differences, and you will be just fine. You’re truly coming into your own, and you know it.

PISCES

Son of Wands reversed

This month, you’re being asked to get in touch with your need for constant stimulation, dear Pisces. There has always been a restlessness within you to want more, seek for more, see and do more – and this had led you on many great adventures. Sometimes this has led you down a rabbit hole or two, though, and only served to distract you from some of your goals. April will be giving you opportunities in the form of U turns and speed bumps to slow you down and get you more conscious of some of the ways you keep yourself constantly on the go. What’s the feeling that underlies the need to want more? Is there something you are not allowing yourself to fully feel or acknowledge? Only you know the answer. Searching within for clues now will help you stay focused come May when things start moving forward again – doing the work now will help you get a lot more discerning about the things that grab and hold your attention.

0 In Monthly Wisdom Scopes

Your March 2018 Wisdom Scopes

pexels-photo-175773

A profound emptying and letting go of old habits and emotional hooks is possible right now, if you are willing to devote energy to this process. You are wiser than you think, and you know more than you believe. If you could choose to let go of one habit that has been holding you back, what would it be?

ARIES

8 of Swords

The only way to heal it is to go through it. This month intensifies the lessons you’ve been going through for the past year or so – and culminates in a breakthrough. You’ll be asked to observe the ways you habitually respond to certain situations in your life that trigger you or that press your buttons, and to radically transform them. By honestly and non-judgmentally observing your reactions, you will finally be able to find a different way through these situations. Sometimes this means giving yourself time to respond, instead of defaulting to a knee-jerk reaction. Sometimes this could mean speaking up immediately and making your feelings known. Sometimes this could mean holding back and observing the situation more carefully, and allowing time for it to unfold. The whole point of it is to tell you that you have grown way beyond these situations and the way you react to them – notice that you are no longer your old self, being bounced around like a pinball. Things are different now. Allow room for this new self to emerge and take charge. You are making way for a big growth spurt the later half of this year.

TAURUS

5 of Wands

Life has been challenging you to move way beyond your comfort zone recently, dear Taurus, and the thing is, it isn’t going to let up any time soon. You hope to chill out for a while but then the next challenge comes right along and tugs on your sleeve. What it’s really trying to tell you is: hey! You are meant for far greater things. Not because you aren’t doing well enough right now, but to let you know that you’re not meant to suffer unduly or allow your creativity to languish. In order for that to happen, you gotta move your butt and get to greener pastures where you will be able to express your true self and let your skills shine. See any annoyance as valuable information for where you’re meant to go and what you’re no longer going to allow in your life. It’s about being in the right environment and surrounding yourself with nurturing forces. That means no more letting tiny things get you down or distract you from your path, no more tolerating people or events you would have dwelled upon obsessively in the past. The events that pop up this month are meant to show you how much you grown and how you are so much more capable of brushing off the things that don’t matter. So walk on by and know that you are here for so much more!

GEMINI

Dear Gemini, the last thing you may want to do this month is to take it easy and slow down, but it’s precisely the thing you need right now. With Spring approaching and the flurry of erratic energy that comes along with it, you need all the grounding you can get. You’re also facing some big decisions and the anxiety that’s kicking in may be telling you to have it all figured out, right about now. Ignore those voices, and know that the slower you go and the more you allow yourself moments of peace and calm, the more the answers will come to you without pushing. In fact, you’ve been getting really great at tapping into your inner wisdom – yet this may seem all so strange to you as it has been putting you on paths that are often at odds with those you see around you. It’s not easy to walk at a difference pace or to make choices that diverge from the norm, yet you are increasingly called to do so. Setting aside even 5 minutes a day just to align with your own energies will set a steady, calm tone for the rest of the day to soothe your worries and anxieties.

CANCER

3 of Swords

Feelings aren’t your boss. They don’t pay your bills. They don’t get to dictate your life. You, all of you, with your intellect, spirit, soul, and yes, feelings make up who you are. And even then this doesn’t capture your vastness. Another cherished ideal may be falling apart again this month, and I don’t say this to scare you. This is just a reminder that who you are does not depend on false illusions or relationships to prop you up and somehow make you more worthy. An awareness of the more vulnerable aspects of you has led to a certain defensiveness in the way you approach others; seeking out relationships and needing them to define some part of who you are, paradoxically drives them further away from you. For this pursuit is still trying to placate your ego’s voice within: the need to control those scary swooping feelings, and the need to control the outcomes of relationships and by extension, those around you. Remember: no emotion is too big for you to contain. Allow yourself to feel them so you don’t need to control those around you in order to feel in control. The only way to attain those relationships you desire is to tend to your own tendency to shut off compassion for yourself, and by recognizing your shared humanity with others. Open your eyes and heart to those who suffer (i.e. all of us!), and realize we’re all in this together. What will you do with your broken heart?

LEO

7 of Discs

March will see you reviewing all that this eclipse season has been bringing to your attention. Chances are, you may even have been feeling shocked or surprised at some of the things that have popped up – e.g. the realization that some of the things you thought you needed aren’t actually the case, or that some opportunities are much more within reach than you realized. A lot of the barriers that you imagined to be blocking you have also melted away. The larger theme within your life these days is the dissolving of crutches, and all the ways you’ve ever given your power away – whether it’s to some kind of spiritual belief, your past history or to other individuals in your life. It’s a time of reclaiming your sense of personal power and knowing – deep within yourself, deep within your core – that the only higher authority you need always seek validation from is none other than your Self. Given this internal reorganization, it makes sense to give yourself time to chart your path ahead accordingly. Who do you no longer need to work with or lean on? Which relationships did you draw into your life when you felt needy or powerless? How can those relationships be recalibrated or let go of? The more ownership you take and the more you address any kind of blame/victim dynamic, the freer you will be to act from a place of greater alignment.

VIRGO

4 of Swords

March is a month of integration and contemplation, dear Virgo. A lot is going on under the surface for you after a busy month of breaking barriers and letting go of a ton of baggage – and instead of solely using your mind to figure things out, it’s time to dedicate time and space each day to allow your higher self to speak to you. Most importantly, it’s about trusting that your higher self will know what to do with all the intellectual information you’ve collected for yourself. Know that you are already on a different level. You’ve managed to shed so much, and after each shedding process you must allow for peace and calm. It’s been a period of time where a lot of information has been coming to you, and it’s so easy to get overstimulated and to reflexively reach for more, more, more. It’s good to set boundaries with yourself with regards to how much you consume media. You’ve been on a trajectory of rapid growth – this summer and fall will see you externalizing these changes. This late winter, however, is when you steady your platform and check to see that you are aligned in thought, speech and action. Take the opportunity to slow down whenever possible; in fact, building slowness into your everyday life – little rituals that allow you to check in with yourself and breathe – will pay off in the long run, resulting in fewer frazzled nerves and more level-headed, fully aligned decisions.

LIBRA

Shaman of Discs

Hey Libra. It will pay off this month to call on your most rock steady, dependable self this month. If you’ve never experienced yourself as someone who’s consistent or a promise-keeper, then please allow yourself to be surprised this March. You’ve already found that one thing that fires you up, and you’ve never been short on passion. Your follow through will ensure success, so don’t give up now! Lady Libras, this is especially so if you’ve been attracted to men who seem to embody all these qualities, as this may be a sign that you’ve projected your own positive shadow on to them – or perhaps you may think of these qualities as solely ‘masculine’ traits that you somehow lack. Know that you embody both the masculine and feminine. Time to own it within yourself, and reclaim your own ability for commitment and consistency. Start off by not putting truckloads of pressure on yourself; instead see it as something fun, and start off with small, daily, attainable habits. E.g. meditating for just one minute a day, doing 10 push ups, etc.

SCORPIO

Father of Cups

Containing those emotions of yours won’t work if it’s just about repression and not expression, dear Scorpio. Go easy on yourself and know that you carry such power within you when you tend to all of your feelings with gentleness and compassion. See that what you feel is shared by every single human being, only that the fires you carry may burn brighter and more intense. This month represents yet another step forward you take in channeling emotion into creative endeavors, whether it’s about making a meaningful change in your life or showing others by example how well you blend logic with heartfelt empathy. This represents all the work you’ve done so far when it comes to understanding yourself and others in your life. There are also opportunities this month for you to step up to leadership roles. Trust that you are ready for it: you have been levelling up in a big way and you will start to see this even more clearly once Spring fully comes around. Meanwhile, don’t skip the process, attend to your own unfolding with care and patience and know that you are the leader you have been waiting for.

SAGITTARIUS

Daughter of Wands

Loving your energy this month, dear Sagittarius, as a recent slump lifts and you’re filled with a brand new blast of creative energy. You’re in your fiery element and it’s always a sight to see – filling others with inspiration as you act on your own divinely inspired ideas. Trust your creative impulses, pick a couple to see them through. It’s important to know that you are at a new phase of your journey as you’re now beginning to embody the fact that you’re not here to endure misery or simply tolerate things. You are meant to have fun with your creativity, and to rewrite the scripts that you had long ago accepted at a time when you weren’t aware of your power and agency. These times have alerted you to your power, and now that you’re awake, you’re not going back to sleep again! Know that this can sometimes cause a reaction in those around you however, especially those who are still clinging on to the old ways or afraid of their own power. Pay them no mind. Focus on your own creations and enjoy how this energy builds on itself the more you cultivate it.

CAPRICORN

Ace of Swords

You’ve been shifting in regards to some strongly held beliefs and values these days, dear Capricorn, and this month will see you crystallizing what some of these shifts mean for you. A lot of answers will come your way: if you have been having doubts about recent directions or decisions, you will receive clarity and clear confirmations from the Universe. You will feel your YES as strong convictions that come from within, and not just in your mind – notice how your body leans into what feels right. This also represents a beginning of a cycle where you have worked so hard to drop certain false beliefs about yourself and what you are capable of. A lot of it was about believing you needed to take certain linear steps or do things in a certain manner in order to be ‘successful’ – at the heart of it all, could it be that you were trying to gain self-acceptance by doing what others seemed to expect of you? Know that you have the fortitude to make your ideas work, even if it means standing apart from others for a while.

AQUARIUS

10 of Pentacles

Hello, dear Aquarius. Despite your misgivings and bumpy moments in February, that tested you and made you doubt yourself, know that those moments really do contain seeds of joy and celebration, and a sign of blessings pouring into your life. A lot of muck had to be cleared out to make room for the new, including relationships that no longer match your vibration or that have already fulfilled their purpose in your life. March continues these blessings, and the key is to remember where the source of it lies – no, you weren’t recognized or given a raise or a promotion or reached your goal just because of sheer luck. You attracted these blessings in your life as a result of the work you have put in – all the work to increase self-understanding, dedication to your craft, dropping of bad habits and getting honest with yourself. It’s also important not to give undue emphasis on the material ways these blessings and rewards take shape – this is the perfect opportunity to learn how to enjoy without clinging, and to realize the truth is that you are the most powerful co-creator of all that is good and beautiful in your life. Enjoy the sweet taste of satisfaction this month, dear Aquarius!

PISCES

7 of Swords

Self-judgement can sometimes manifest in the subtlest of ways – arrogance, wanting to set yourself apart from the rest because you think you know better, avoiding your feelings for fear of them revealing some kind of deficit or defect within you. At the root of all of this is a fear that you are somehow not enough or not matching up to some kind of standard that society has set for you. It’s about buying into the myth of separation and sometimes just falling prey to the idea or illusion that you can do it all by yourself. Know that it’s okay to go through these feelings – accepting relationships in your life and being vulnerable can open you up to a lot of fear, only because you are aware of just how sensitive and vulnerable you can be. By running and hiding, you attempt to hide this truth from others – however, can you see how this may be self-defeating in the long term? You need and want loving and reciprocal relationships in your life, and you deserve it. Tend to your sensitive self first and foremost, dear Pisces. Defense mechanisms are normal – observe what they are and choose to see beyond the story you tell yourself each time you feel fearful or vulnerable. Strength doesn’t equal to invulnerability.

 

 

0 In Blog

“I don’t need a man, I’m a strong woman”

pexels-photo-373598

“I don’t need a man, I’m a strong woman.”

It’s confusing, right? All the things that women say about not needing a man, about being a ‘strong independent woman’. The message is that strong women should be okay standing alone, should not ‘need’ a relationship. The picture is compelling: A woman, single-handedly, bravely, conquering the world on her own. Not beholden by relationships. Not held down by obligations. Not propping up someone else’s life at the expense of her own.

And yet. In her heart of hearts, she yearns. For that one person. The heart whispers: “I want someone who will understand me and love me for who I am.”

So then there is guilt. If I am a strong woman, then why do I yearn for another?

Because perhaps what you really don’t need or want is a relationship that you’ve seen patterned out by the women who came before you. The relationships that were lopsided, that were hurtful, that were all-consuming, took everything, left nothing. No. You really do not need those relationships.

Because strong does not mean not needing love. Does not mean separate or apart. That is the toxic masculine interpretation of strength.

Perhaps the cry can be changed: “I don’t need a man who hasn’t realized for whatever reason how hurtful and unnecessary living from a wounded place is, how painful it is to live out that life without examining the structures we live within; how restrictive such a relationship feels, how much he takes without giving, how much he assumes without asking.”

Those relationships were fueled by wounds, karmic agreements, misunderstandings, ignorance, defensiveness. Those relationships learned their patterns from generations of heteropatriarchy that came before.

You’re not meant to carry your mother’s burdens with you, my love. You’re not meant to wage her wars. Your choices cannot make up for the ones that she did not, or could not make.

But you can break the cycle. You can break the chains. You can let down your burdens.

“I no longer want to be a victim in this scheme. I want to take back my right to have loving, fulfilling relationships. I will start with the relationship I have with myself.”

Even women already in relationships can feel a defensiveness against their partner if these wounds aren’t addressed. Trust takes a long time. Will he engulf me? Will he overtake my life? What does getting married mean? What does being seen together mean?

The costs are real. The costs that a woman who is unaware of her beauty, power and strength has to bear are real. A woman like that opens herself up to all the hungry men in the world – and there are so, so many of them – divorced from healthy masculinity, who feast on her tender heart to quell their soul-deep, bone-deep hunger.

Your heart is yearning to be proved wrong. You want to know that you can be in a relationship – and actually relate to each other. To engage with each other in a way that is healthy and respectful. To know another.

Being a victim is no longer an option. And swapping it out to be the aggressor – overpowering him first so that he does not overpower you isn’t the answer either.

We must stop repeating and replaying these hurts that we enact on each other.


 

Step one is to know these wounds. To account for them with as much love as you can muster. Name all the ways you have been hurt, you have seen your mother been hurt, you have seen your grandmother been hurt.

Step two is to grieve for all the times no one heard your horror and fear, your disbelief that love could look this way – so different from what you instinctively know. You know what love is like because you came from Love, you are love. To realize that your birthright, of deep and fulfilling love, was not reflected in your early reality is a kind of trauma in itself. It was an experience that led you to believe… Love doesn’t exist. Or that it isn’t real. And over time, slowly but surely, this false belief took the wind out of your sails…

Step three is the slow process of healing. Of giving yourself the love you deserve. How does one do this? By taking time, slowing down, and breathing during the difficult moments. By gravitating towards those who truly know how to love and who have a lot of love to give. To be near where it may feel unfamiliar and strange, but in your heart you know is love and feels right. By doing what lifts your heart into joy, by no longer accepting black-and-white. By trusting that you are meant to live in full color. By removing yourself from sources that drain you, and that continue to pour salt on your wounds.

This is when the alchemy begins. This is when you can allow love to come in. And the rest of the steps will flow according to your own sacred unfolding.

0 In Monthly Wisdom Scopes

Your Wisdom Scopes February 2018

ARIES

Ten of Swords

This is the month for some regular Zen downtime, which will allow you to step back and notice a few things: 1. You’re doing much better than you think 2. You’re learning and growing – if you feel lost or confused, that means you’ve left the shore and you’re truly swimming now 3. The things that upset you this month will be fleeting, and do not have any ominous bearing on your goals, dreams or plans. In other words, it’s important to continually take a step back and drink in the view, to be kind to yourself, and realize that it’s really going much better than you think! I get the sense of your nose being pressed up against the glass; you’re working so hard and trying so hard to get to where you want to go, that you barely have any room to breathe or take a break. Watch your thoughts this month and don’t allow them to bring you down any dark alleys. This is part of a larger cycle where you’re learning how to befriend your thoughts, and to turn your sharp mind into a friend instead of a foe that you carry around with you 24/7. Know that you are absolutely 100% capable of doing so.

TAURUS

Princess of Swords

Clarity comes this month from not allowing others to pull you into their emotional turmoil. It’s about seeking for the seed of truth that underlies all the drama that’s swirling around you. What are people really saying? Sometimes, it’s not the content of their words that matter, but what they’re not saying. Often, there’s some ego at play. Overall, it’s a fast-moving month for you, with a lot of changes. You may be put in situations where people aren’t always honest with themselves or others – so it’s extra important to put on your truth detector hat. Look at what they do, not what they say; don’t let flashiness or glib tongues distract you. It’s a great quality to have to always look for the good in others, but it’s even more important to have balanced perspectives. Only seeing the good in others may sometimes point to an unacknowledged positive shadow within yourself; meaning that you could be undervaluing the good in yourself and inadvertently selling yourself short in the process. Remember that you have value, you have lots to offer, and you deserve integrity in all of your dealings. Don’t settle for anything less.

GEMINI

6 of Wands

This month, you’ll see rewards that come with the culmination of something you’ve worked hard for, allowing you to experience the sweet taste of victory. This is also an opportunity for you to explore what winning means to you: must it always be victory over another? What is a true victory? Your competitive spirit is something admired by many, and your tenacity and drive to succeed can often be unparalleled. However, it’s necessary to sometimes slow down and observe the people and things in your path that gave you a boost on your way to the top, as success is never just about the individual, but also about the conditions that helped you on the way there. Give thanks and appreciation wherever it’s due. You may also have the opportunity to triumph over something within yourself this month – which can be arguably more challenging. It could be about overcoming fears, doubts or tendencies to self-sabotage. Know that once you set your heart and mind on it, there is really nothing you won’t be able to overcome this month. The winds are behind you.

CANCER

8 of Wands

You’ve been rolling all these ideas in your mind lately, and February is the month that you put them into action. There are all these thoughts that are coming into your awareness, rapid fire, and in order to know if any of these work at all, it’s important to test some of them out in real life. Know that there will never be one perfect answer or solution – rather, it’s about taking one thing and sticking with it long enough to get a more accurate gauge of whether it works for you or not, and to keep tweaking it along the way. So this month, be bold – go towards the thing that lights you up the most, even if (or especially if!) it seems audacious or out-of-reach. You need to start somewhere, and the elements are saying that this is a great time to begin.

LEO

Ace of Cups

Dear Leo, this month, you will have a choice in opening your heart to others. This doesn’t necessarily mean that anyone around you has ‘changed’ enough to deserve it, but this could be a decision that stems from you wanting to foster connections and let love flow. It also doesn’t mean you let people walk all over you; rather, it’s about having that loving and open quality that allows everyone to feel at ease around you. When you connect with others without agenda, you allow energy to flow – and this will allow you to experience the fact that love isn’t just about finding ‘the one’ or reserving loving feelings for one significant other, but it’s really about a sense of general goodwill for all. You’ve been doing so much work on yourself in order to reach this point; allowing for forgiveness, developing compassion for self and others have softened your edges and have also given you the ability to move in this world with grace and gentleness. It’s a real feat, especially in these (digital and often impersonal) times we live in! You’ll soon see the rewards of this: others will open up to you, and show you the love you’ve been beaming out into the world tenfold. Resist the urge to underestimate the power of this: for love is the only thing that can change the world.

VIRGO

8 of Swords

Your clarity of thought and purpose will lead you home, dear Virgo. This is especially so if you’ve been feeling helpless at all that you’ve been seeing around you – disappointing events and behavior from others; unexpected setbacks, feeling oppressed by structures that are crumbling and outmoded. Anything you oppose only sustains it. You are to find a new way. Establish another paradigm. Do the difficult work of building something new, something outside of the confines of the box you never belonged in. This takes stamina, takes an internal resolve to stay fast to what you can see in your mind’s eye so clearly. Remember that you are put where you are for a reason: your discernment, sense of integrity, standards and values matter. Make moves to go where you are truly valued. Meanwhile, keep on building and sustaining your vision: your work is important in this world and will not go unnoticed. Finally, take time to play! Even if that simply means laughing at things that would have previously made you crinkle your brow and worry endlessly. Bring the joy back to your life – your stamina will be strengthened in the process. Remember, life is no longer about endlessly tolerating the lackluster and mediocre, but about releasing yourself to go after your heart’s desires.

LIBRA

King of Wands

If you’ve been waiting for a sign to start taking steps towards your dreams, or to take the lead – this is it. Your enthusiasm, grace and expertise is being called upon this month, and there’s really no better person for the job. Trust that you already have what you need in order to start. What really matters here is your passion for what you truly care about: it’s often an inspiring sight to see, and others are often galvanized into action because of it. This month, channel your energies into your creative expression, and be bold enough to let others see it. What is waiting to come through you is often needed by the collective, and it doesn’t need to be ‘perfect’ in order for it to be worthy!

SCORPIO

9 of Pentacles

This month is all about choices for you, dear Scorpio. Your self-awareness is often unparalleled, and you’re more familiar than most about the forces that drive you from within. The more comfortable you are with your full range of feelings and impulses, the better you get at choosing from moment to moment the place that you want to act from. February will give you plenty of opportunities for these decisions to play out: do I help others because I want to be known as a ‘nice person’? Do I really care? Do I need to win only to show others that I’m better than them? The secret here is that the high road really will lead you to a better place – one that is free of drama. You don’t need to show anyone that you’re a ‘good person’ or to prove anything to anyone. Choose to act from a place of restraint, understand your own motivations, and that will be more than enough. Refraining will allow you to practice acting only when you truly feel called to do so –  this will hone your sense of power and your ability to wield it wisely.

Sagittarius

Judgement

Fresh possibilities. Starting anew. Spring comes early for you in the form of a sense of renewal within – something in you has the potential to be changed, which will allow you to let go of all preconceptions that have been holding you back. If you’ve always felt different or weird or just someone who just didn’t know how to fit in, the reasons are becoming increasingly clear why you are the way you are. You AREN’T meant to fit in, truly. Once you accept this about yourself, every fear or doubt or worry that held you back will now seem inconsequential. In this space of self-acceptance, your creative self-expression and authentic way of being will have room to show itself. It all sounds easy on paper, for sure, and the process sometimes just isn’t pretty. No, it’s not fun battling with self-doubts. No, it’s not easy facing down those overwhelming feelings that have you believing the worst about yourself. But at a certain point, you can decide to make a choice about the path you will take: will you surrender to your path, without letting fear get in your way? Because what waits beyond fear is will be worth every ounce of courage that you can muster up. Support will show up to affirm you each step of the way.

CAPRICORN

7 of Pentacles

This is a month for some time-out and reassessment, dear Capricorn. Things have been moving fast for you in the past few months, and you’ve been expanding and growing so much. You’ve been getting a sense of just how unlimited your potential is, and it’s probably been really fun exploring and getting to know your reinvigorated drives and passion. February will offer you the opportunity to slow down a little and to chart your course more carefully. Taking the raw impulses and information you’ve gathered over the past months, you will be able to lay them all out and see if you can identify priorities, or to narrow your focus. Know that the most familiar isn’t necessarily the best path or course of action – there’s a hint that taking chances and reaching for the unfamiliar but most promising in terms of growth will pay off a lot more in the long run for you. So investigate your fears and see where you’re holding back or defaulting to the tried and true. A change in direction or a tweak in your approach may be the key.

AQUARIUS

World

Congratulations, dear Aquarius. Something you began early last year (in April) comes to fruition this month. There’s a completion of a cycle, leading to the beginning of a brand new one. It’s a leveling up that you’ve never felt before – the sweet reward that comes with surrendering yourself to your goal and your life’s work. When something comes to an end, fear, worry and anxiety may also become your bedfellows. That’s all natural and part of the process, but don’t let those feelings lead you astray or trick you into thinking that something is wrong. Allow what needs to die, to do so. Old habits, interests and topics may no longer hold your attention, and this could mean that it’s simply time to move on from them. It’s okay if there’s a bit of a void at first – you don’t have to be in a hurry to fill it up. Sit and see what flies in.

PISCES

2 of Wands

Your personal power has grown so much recently, and you’re now learning how to wield it with wisdom. When exercising your power, it’s not so much about what you do with it, but about your intentions. Being honest with yourself is key here. Is it going towards achieving a larger goal? Does it serve a larger purpose? Is it grounded in Spirit? Or is it something more worldly and material? There are no right or wrong answers, only choices and consequences, so as you make moves in the world with your newfound sense of power, simply be open to observing the feedback and responses you receive in the moment, as well as the feelings that come up. February will be a month that allows for bold actions, and it’ll also be a time where you’ll experience your influence in this world. Wield it with compassion, self-awareness and discernment, and you’ll be amazed by how much you can do for others around you.

0 In Monthly Wisdom Scopes

Your Wisdom Scopes January 2018

January 2018 horoscopes tarotscopes year ahead

The theme of coming together with others is coming up strongly for 2018, but it must be about individuals bringing themselves to the table, seeing and accepting each other for their individuality, instead of joining groups and prematurely rushing the sense of kinship and community we are all seeking for on some level. True kinship arises organically, through joint effort and willingness to stay open to others while standing firm within yourself. No one should subordinate their true selves in order to gain membership to a group. No one’s voice should be silenced just because it is threatening to the powerful few. Maybe in the Age of Pisces, but we’re shifting into Aquarius now. So how does one do that? Spending time seeing and accepting your own humanity: your light, your shadow, your strengths, your flaws – and shining the light of compassion upon them, being willing to be honest and kind with yourself. Doing this work on yourself will allow you to hold another in the same light, to extend to another the same kindness and compassion you offer yourself. It’s also a year of new beginnings for many of us – on many levels, spiritually, emotionally, materially. May you embrace the fire of this year while paying attention to the ways you can also serve those around you. Happy 2018!

ARIES

Daughter of Cups

I hope you allowed 2017 to make you softer, dear one – I hope you allowed it to touch your heart, and that it was a year where you learned that you are so much more than what you achieve or do in the world. You are not what you do. You are unique – a creative being, a channel for art, love, and joy in this world. Art comes from the same place where tears come from, where belly laughs erupt from, where tender feelings unfurl. And if art is what you want to create, then you may want to allow yourself to access these spaces within you more often. Opportunities for doing so will abound this year – with loved ones, spending time with yourself, reading, watching, experiencing. Allow yourself to be vulnerable. Speak your feelings without worrying about the response. Be around those who you can be your goofy, true self with. You will know who these people are by whether you feel like you’re opening up or closing down and needing to put on a façade. Why waste more time pretending? The world will benefit from you being 100% true – because you are made to be different for a reason. We don’t need more clones. We need the originality, passion and fire that you bring to the table. Show up and allow yourself to shine through, dear Aries.

For a more detailed look at the year ahead, order your personalized 2018 Year Ahead Report now. It will be a look at what the year holds for you, in terms of your Soul Purpose, Areas of Growth, Money Making Prospects and Big Picture for Love. Or, do a 30-minute wisdom call for a quick check-in for the year ahead. Limited slots available in January 2018 only!

TAURUS

Ace of Wands

Bang goes the gun and the horses go running out of the gate – that’s your spirit in January, dear Taurus, and it’s as though you’ve been set free. A ton of brand new, unbridled energy will take you to where you need to go; not only that, you now have a kind of focus and attention that you never had before. 2017 molded you, shaped you, and tested you, and this is the year where you’ll be letting yourself be seen. The real you, that is. The one that takes no prisoners and proclaims proudly for all to hear who you are. The best thing that you can do this year is to have faith in your initiatives, your ideas, your insights, and any new inclination you may have. Also know that not everyone will be tuned into your wave length; they often need time to catch up to the vision you see. So, have patience and try to understand that not everyone is up to your speed. Also know that communication will be key – your ability to convey these thoughts and ideas will be a crucial skill to hone. Take this month to consider the way you do so – whether through the written or spoken word, saying what you mean and being concise in the process will be extra rewarding for you.

For a more detailed look at the year ahead, order your personalized 2018 Year Ahead Report now. It will be a look at what the year holds for you, in terms of your Soul Purpose, Areas of Growth, Money Making Prospects and Big Picture for Love. Or, do a 30-minute wisdom call for a quick check-in for the year ahead. Limited slots available in January 2018 only!

GEMINI

Judgment

Dear Gemini, this month, it’s about letting yourself off the hook. You can often be so hard on yourself when it comes to the parts of you that are most human: your insecurities, your fears, your emotions, and the bits of yourself that you hide out of embarrassment and shame. Don’t beat yourself up for being human any longer. Know that the things you want to hide most are also the things that are most beautiful and most loveable about you – and I’ll let you in on a secret: there’s really no point in hiding anyway, because those who love you already see it – and accept you regardless. When you start seeing and accepting your messy emotions as parts of you, every bit as deserving of love as the shining, glorious parts of you, your soul will breathe a sigh of relief. “Finally, I am seen. Finally, I can come back home.” You will discover a soft, tender, compassionate heart – that you can start extending to those you love, and eventually to strangers too. Your creativity will flow even more, your steps will become lighter, and your energy will be freed up towards the pursuits that truly light you up. Because the world needs you: your intellect combined with an open heart is an invaluable combo.

For a more detailed look at the year ahead, order your personalized 2018 Year Ahead Report now. It will be a look at what the year holds for you, in terms of your Soul Purpose, Areas of Growth, Money Making Prospects and Big Picture for Love. Or, do a 30-minute wisdom call for a quick check-in for the year ahead. Limited slots available in January 2018 only!

CANCER

10 of Wands

Dear Cancer, something tells me you’re 100% done carrying those burdens with you. Burdens like those thoughts of not being enough. Fears that you’ll upset too many people or rock too many boats. You have to allow certain assumptions to be tossed aside for good, dear one – assumptions about how you think your work will be received, about whether something is good enough. It’s not your business how it will be received, your only duty is to yourself, your creativity, your higher visions. Give your dreams and ideas a fighting chance – and this is the tough part – you will have to stop looking outside of yourself for validation. Because the dreams you carry are unique, your visions given to you for a reason… and not everyone will understand at first. Do the work to support yourself first and foremost. Dig deep to figure out where those critical voices came from in the first place – who told you ‘it’s not possible’? Who told you to ‘be practical’? What does ‘being practical’ even mean and how is that mutually exclusive with your unique form of self-expression? Don’t let your harshest critic be you. Things don’t have to be difficult to be worthy or true. In fact, the best things in your life are sometimes the things that are simplest, and that come most easily to you… Dear Cancer, if there had to be a keyword for you in 2018, perhaps it would be: Allow.

For a more detailed look at the year ahead, order your personalized 2018 Year Ahead Report now. It will be a look at what the year holds for you, in terms of your Soul Purpose, Areas of Growth, Money Making Prospects and Big Picture for Love. Or, do a 30-minute wisdom call for a quick check-in for the year ahead. Limited slots available in January 2018 only!

LEO

Shaman of Discs

This is the year you put in the foundations that are so solid, they’ll last you for decades, dear Leo. The solid ground you want to stand on has to be built with your own two hands. You already have what it takes to make it happen – this is simply the year to externalize it and offer it the world. It has to be put together daily, formed with your hands, watered by your efforts, tilled by your unwavering attention. It is that extra sit up, that powering-through when you just want to give up, that putting aside of your frustration and doing it just one. more. time. On a deeper level it is about experiencing how it’s like to create something lasting and of value on this earth plane of ours. So take an extra look at the nitty gritty. Slow down. Take the time even when you’re itching with impatience. And this will reward you big time with tangible rewards and accolades – and you’ll find that it’s not even this sense of fruition that feels most rewarding to you anymore, simply the beauty of your effort and the strength of your persistence are enough to keep you at it day after day. Money and all the ways you handle it will also be a big theme for you: what are you spending it on? What are the feelings that accompany your habitual expenditures? If you see money as energy (and it is), what place does it occupy in your mind? Shining a light on this area and taking a cold, hard look at how you manage its inflow and outflow in your life will serve you well. It’s an excellent year for being on top of your finances in any way you wish to do so.

For a more detailed look at the year ahead, order your personalized 2018 Year Ahead Report now. It will be a look at what the year holds for you, in terms of your Soul Purpose, Areas of Growth, Money Making Prospects and Big Picture for Love. Or, do a 30-minute wisdom call for a quick check-in for the year ahead. Limited slots available in January 2018 only!

VIRGO

Son of Cups

Playfulness hasn’t exactly been your keyword for the past three years or so, dear Virgo, but you’re about to embody this spirit in 2018 in a big way. You’ve passed some pretty big tests, and it’s as though you’re now letting out a breath you hadn’t even known you had been holding. The more experimental you are, the more loosey goosey you are with your creativity, the more rewards this year will bring for you. So: commit to doing something every single day that works that creative muscle, whether it’s putting pen to paper or painting or sculpting clay or writing code. This is also a really heart-centered year for you; in fact, the more you put your heart and soul into your projects – and the more you choose to only work on those that light you up from within – the more you will feel satisfied, and the more fruits they will bear. This is in stark contrast to previous years where you felt like you had to slog and do things that you hate in order to scrape by. A kind of fear had dampened your spark a little, and it’s now time for that spark and drive to be rekindled again. Not that this year won’t entail any work – but it’ll be work you’ll actually enjoy and look forward to doing.

For a more detailed look at the year ahead, order your personalized 2018 Year Ahead Report now. It will be a look at what the year holds for you, in terms of your Soul Purpose, Areas of Growth, Money Making Prospects and Big Picture for Love. Or, do a 30-minute wisdom call for a quick check-in for the year ahead. Limited slots available in January 2018 only!

LIBRA

8 of Pentacles

What does the work you’ve chosen to do mean to you, dear one? Something tells me you’ve been mulling over it in countless ways: whether what you do is meaningful enough, whether you should make the jump to something else, whether you’re good enough to do what you want to do… However, the answer very decidedly does not dwell in your head. This is the year to learn by experiencing, taking a chance, jumping in headfirst and getting your hands dirty. You’ve already considered the matter from all angles, and now is really the perfect time to start. And not just start, but to keep at it, even when you’re bored, or maybe you don’t feel like it that day. Or you’re hungover. Or it’s too cold outside. Learn to take breaks instead of quitting altogether. Because the theme of persistence is one that will come up for you this year: do you want what you want enough to kick down the barriers – both within and without – to grab it with both hands? In fact, the way is clear for you – the barriers you’ll most likely meet are the thoughts you’ll encounter in the process. It’s time to become super acquainted with those thoughts, and to come up with the perfect rebuttals: “I hear you, doubts. But I won’t listen to you today.” At the end of the year, your sense of accomplishment will be enormous, and you won’t believe how far you’ll go. Because you’re more than ready to turn those dreams into reality.

For a more detailed look at the year ahead, order your personalized 2018 Year Ahead Report now. It will be a look at what the year holds for you, in terms of your Soul Purpose, Areas of Growth, Money Making Prospects and Big Picture for Love. Or, do a 30-minute wisdom call for a quick check-in for the year ahead. Limited slots available in January 2018 only!

SCORPIO

10 of Swords

Dear Scorpio, think back to how often you’ve been surprised in 2017. How many times were you proven wrong by others? (I know, probably not your favorite thing to recall, but stay with me here.) How often have you been pleasantly surprised by other people? How often were your fears and doubts completely unfounded? The truth is, people can surprise you just as often as they disappoint you. That’s because human beings can often be the most unpredictable, irrational creatures; as souls on individual journeys, we can often do and say things that are bewildering, inconsistent, idiosyncratic (including you!). If you start out needing people to always meet your standards, then it’s a tricky position to be in, dear one. You have the wonderful combination of having high standards, being able to execute those standards, as well as a tender heart that’s capable of deep, rich emotion. And that’s often not very easy in this world of ours – it’s easy to be hurt, to feel victimized, and then to act out in ways that tend to bring us further away from people rather than draw them in closer. So take a step back this month, and play with your perspective a little. Your wisdom and your potential for understanding human behavior goes deep – allow your wisdom to be tempered by some gentleness, some compassion for others – lead by example, show the way through your grace. By allowing others to be, and by recognizing your own capacity for leadership, you will find this year a fruitful one. Direct your eagle gaze at your projects and endeavors, and allow it to soften when you look upon your loved ones, dear Scorpio.

For a more detailed look at the year ahead, order your personalized 2018 Year Ahead Report now. It will be a look at what the year holds for you, in terms of your Soul Purpose, Areas of Growth, Money Making Prospects and Big Picture for Love. Or, do a 30-minute wisdom call for a quick check-in for the year ahead. Limited slots available in January 2018 only!

SAGITTARIUS

9 of Cups reversed

I bet that in 2017, you’ve satisfied your cravings for adventure, for travel, for novelty, for growth to an extent – and now you’re asking yourself, what’s next? The happy news is, this year, you will be able to attain and savor the feeling of something deeply satisfying… Only thing is, you may have to go beyond the surface to something a little deeper – deep like your relationship with the Divine, perhaps. Or something that’s larger beyond the wishes you have for your own life, something that extends outwards to those around you a little bit more: to the community you dwell within, or those that you love – or even a mentoring position to whom you could provide guidance. This is the year that beckons you to go deep, rather than wide. So, allow yourself time to think, dream and ponder: what legacy are you looking to leave behind? What would you like to be remembered for? Your life is a story waiting to be told, dear one, and your existence touches countless others in ways you can’t imagine. It matters so much what you do, and there’s no wrong way to do it. So don’t settle. Cast your imagination far and wide to the biggest, most delicious dream you can dream.

For a more detailed look at the year ahead, order your personalized 2018 Year Ahead Report now. It will be a look at what the year holds for you, in terms of your Soul Purpose, Areas of Growth, Money Making Prospects and Big Picture for Love. Or, do a 30-minute wisdom call for a quick check-in for the year ahead. Limited slots available in January 2018 only!

CAPRICORN

6 of Discs reversed

With Saturn in Capricorn, you’re on fire this year, dear Capricorn, and in a good way. You’ll be feeling like your ambitions and energies are boundless, and you’re stepping up to the plate, ready to go. You probably don’t need me to egg you on any further. However, it’s important this year to pay attention to the ways you receive. Giving isn’t a problem for you – you’re used to spearheading projects and taking on leadership roles, as well as getting your hands dirty doing things that aren’t glamorous but completely necessary. However, remember that it doesn’t need to be a slog. Something’s that hard isn’t necessarily more worthy. Your attitude is wonderful; all you have to do is tweak it a little and be more mindful of what you’re taking on. Prioritizing and delegating are keywords for you; some of your responsibilities can be meted out to others while you focus on where your talents and skills are needed the most. You must also schedule in regular breaks to replenish yourself, and allow yourself to receive help from those you trust. Remember to factor in enjoyment and purpose – you’ll find it so much easier to get to where you want to go if you actually enjoy the process.

For a more detailed look at the year ahead, order your personalized 2018 Year Ahead Report now. It will be a look at what the year holds for you, in terms of your Soul Purpose, Areas of Growth, Money Making Prospects and Big Picture for Love. Or, do a 30-minute wisdom call for a quick check-in for the year ahead. Limited slots available in January 2018 only!

AQUARIUS

5 of Wands

Dear Aquarius, how acquainted are you with your comfort zone? Are you ready to grow beyond it? In our minds and in movies, it seems as though great journeys with dramatic sword fights are the only ways the hero(ine) gets to grow. However, this month, you’ll be finding opportunities for growth in moments of frustration – in moments where you would usually throw in your towel, you will persist. When you want to give up, you will give it another day. I hope you don’t take things personally when you encounter hiccups – because in fact, things are all going very right. You are venturing out of the space you have grown out of, and you’re embarking on a year-long process of refining your visions and learning to stay with the uncomfortable feelings that arise instead of habitually escaping. Sounds exhausting already? I hope not. Because I know that 2017 showed you the beauty of your potential, the things you can do when you simply persist. You slayed some important monsters this year and all of that was to prepare you to become a better artist, a clearer medium for your creativity to come through. Feel that fire you have kindled in you from 2017 and protect and nurture it, dear one.

For a more detailed look at the year ahead, order your personalized 2018 Year Ahead Report now. It will be a look at what the year holds for you, in terms of your Soul Purpose, Areas of Growth, Money Making Prospects and Big Picture for Love. Or, do a 30-minute wisdom call for a quick check-in for the year ahead. Limited slots available in January 2018 only!

PISCES

Daughter of Pentacles

You’ve gone through countless cycles of death and rebirth even in 2017 alone, dear Pisces, and you’re embarking on yet another new cycle of rebirth and growth in 2018. This year, it will be about taking all your learnings from 2017 and looking at the world anew, with the most scary-exciting prospect in front of you yet: putting your efforts towards something that you hold dear. It could be a personal art project, a new business, a leap into a whole new career. Or a new relationship, a baby, a commitment to something that you never dreamed you would want to make even just a year ago. It’s a vulnerable feeling, showing the world your heart; and yet, you almost feel as though you don’t have any other choice… Know that you don’t have to rush this process. Take the steps you feel comfortable with, and most importantly, show up for it every single day. Show up to meet yourself in all your moods and feelings of the day, and witness what comes through. Mold your dreams with your attention. Keep your gaze steady, stay with yourself even when you want to throw in the towel and turn away. Do a little something every day that affirms this new vision you hold, and you will grow into your new role like it’s a second skin.

For a more detailed look at the year ahead, order your personalized 2018 Year Ahead Report now. It will be a look at what the year holds for you, in terms of your Soul Purpose, Areas of Growth, Money Making Prospects and Big Picture for Love. Or, do a 30-minute wisdom call for a quick check-in for the year ahead. Limited slots available in January 2018 only!

0 In Monthly Wisdom Scopes

Your Wisdom Scopes December 2017

December is a time when seeds planted earlier in the year will be sprouting and showing signs of life. As we wrest our eyes away from the wreckage of the old world, it will be ever more vital to focus your precious time and attention on things that give life, that have soul, that lights you up and brings you joy. This can be more challenging than expected – because as human beings, we are prone to focusing on the negative as a kind of protective mechanism. In these times, lift your eyes up to the horizon and dare to dream of the brightest vision that you can muster up. Hold the vibration of that which you wish to create, and your efforts will be blessed with ease and grace.

ARIES

3 of Cups

In the midst of moving towards your goals and dreams this year, there have been a few souls who have kept you motivated and supported you on your journey in the background – or maybe they have been your loudest cheerleaders. This month is the perfect time to come together with those who have truly been there for you – even as you find yourself morphing and shedding skins and moving closer to your heart’s desires. Or there may be an alternate scenario to this, which is that you have found a whole new tribe of people who vibrate on the level that you’re at right now. They don’t have to be your bosom buddies or best friends – simply people who get you on a different level, who you feel at home and comfortable in your skin with. It also means admitting to yourself that having a tribe does matter to you – it’s just that you’re no longer willing to settle for just anybody any longer. And that it’s okay if your circle is small and intimate now – because it’s the quality, and not quantity that truly matters here.

TAURUS

6 of Wands

The month where you see all the struggle was worth it – December. It’s been a period of wrestling with inner demons, and that process is never a walk in the park. In fact, it takes a lot of courage to do so, and even though it may have seemed never-ending and full of trudging down paths you never wanted to walk on again, you’re going to start seeing that the effort is all part of something beautiful unfolding in your life. December will show you how victory tastes like – not necessarily a scenario where someone hands you a trophy and declares you a winner, but knowing that you faced down a fear or overcame something that only stumped you even just a few months ago. Also, it’s the perfect time to wrap up the year by doing a review of just how far you’ve grown in the past 11 months. Celebrate the small victories so that you’ll savor where you are right now. It’s a sweet spot that will propel you into the life you’ve been bursting to lead for a while now.

GEMINI

Daughter of Swords, reversed

Many of us have been learning to manage our more volatile feelings, dear Gemini, and you are no exception. This month, you’re seeing that there are other ways beyond simply striking out at others when you are hurt, angry, confused or bored. That not everything deserves your reaction, and certainly not everyone is worth your time. These days, there are 101 distractions as revelations come to light and injustices surface – they are all part of the purging of the shadows, this year’s theme. This is why it’s important to be able to discern what truly matters, and where you are able to make the most difference. Things that just get a rise out of you, may simply be draining your emotional energy. Sometimes you have to put on those blinders in order to focus on what’s in front of you. It’s all about harnessing your energy so that you are more intentional about where it goes, and what truly requires your sharp wit and intellect to tackle.

CANCER

7 of Wands

Am I good enough? Where am I going? These are questions you’re asking yourself as you battle both head and heart, constantly second guessing yourself. You’re being faced with some serious decisions and crossroads, and this line of inquiry is actually very useful, as long as you do not go down the path of self-deprecation. Check in with people you trust to reflect yourself back to you, dear Cancer. Dare to take a balanced look at your strengths, skills and talents, before beating yourself up for any perceived flaws or shortcomings. More importantly, count the blessings that truly mean something to you – these could be things you once wished for, that are now in your life. Finally, it’s also essential to know that you don’t need to be on your way to accomplishing some tremendous goal in order for you or your work to be worthy. This year for you has been about acknowledging your internal landscape, your inner journey as you move towards your worldly goals. Accepting yourself for who you are is the true prize, anything you attain in the outer world is just a bonus.

LEO

Daughter of Wands

All the experience you’ve accumulated so far is bringing you to a new level – the one you’re meant to be playing at. Isn’t it funny how life keeps showing you that it isn’t a linear trajectory? Any detours or slowdowns are simply signs for you to pause. And don’t worry, nothing is going to go forward without you. Everyone’s experiencing the slowdown this month, and each of us is going to take away something different from it. For you, you’re being asked to let your Leo out: in play, creativity and pure fun for the sake of it. While this may even seem like frivolous advice depending on where you’re at right now, there’s actually a real logic to it. In play, that’s where your best ideas come, and where dots get to connect themselves. Every time you find yourself stuck, it will be beneficial for you to take a playful approach to it so that creative solutions can come through. This sense of playfulness will serve you well, through brain fogs and detours, and light up those around you. It’s your secret weapon. Hone it this month!

VIRGO

Death

This profound change feels like a culmination of an inner overhaul that’s been ongoing for this entire year, dear Virgo. It seems like November has really shown you that it’s really not about attacking or tearing apart what you dislike – or maybe even just how uncomfortably often you feel tempted to do so – but rather about focusing on what you love, and watering and tending to it so that it can grow. Fighting fire with fire takes so much energy and just causes a wildfire that burns everything in its path – you’re seeing that it’s just not the way anymore. So, now what? Now it’s just about looking at the things and ideas in your life you’ve built around actively rebelling against something, making a statement against something, fighting and attacking something… And renegotiating the way you approach it. What are you for? What do you want to see in the world? It may be helpful to know that you actually tie yourself to the very things you fight against – by the very act of fighting against it. When you stand for something because you truly love it, you free yourself. Choose freedom and be reborn again, dear Virgo.

LIBRA

2 of Swords, reversed

Sometimes the thing you most avoid looking at is precisely what you need to see, dear Libra. And this month, avoidance is no longer going to fly. This is an opportunity to look at that sticky situation or habit you’ve been tolerating or even actively cultivating. And chances are, it’s not even half as scary or overwhelming as you’ve made it out to be in your mind. Be compassionate with yourself, dear Libra, be willing to let yourself feel the fear in order to truly take a look at this blind spot. Perhaps it’s a spending habit, or a tendency to overpromise that has gotten you into a bind. What are the feelings that drive these behaviors? Is it a fear of scarcity, or an eagerness to please others? Once you’re willing to be honest with yourself, this act of courage will allow you to unravel this thing that has been bugging you for a while now. Free up your energy for the ride ahead – know that these times support you 100% in letting go of what no longer serves you.

SCORPIO

7 of Cups

Illusions abound this month, dear Scorpio, and your keen sense of discernment will be tested. Let your fantasies reveal to you your emotional truths, before taking them at face value – especially the ones that seem most shocking or taboo to you. Similarly, read between the lines when it comes to the words and actions of those whom you don’t know so well – especially when you start picking up on confusing signals. The whole point of all of this is to show you that, well, sometimes you just can’t know everything, and that you need both time and patience for things to reveal themselves to you. It’s often not fun when you come up against your assumptions, but it’s necessary so that you become more aware of any blind spots. Seek for the emotional truths behind what you project onto the world – this is a truly rich time to dig deep to understand some of your more unconscious motivations and desires. Any wisdom gained in this process will serve you well as we move into 2018, when your skill of cutting through BS will be sought after.

SAGITTARIUS

5 of Cups

It’s important to honor the things we’ve had to let go of in order to become who we are today. Sometimes in order to separate from the things that are no longer meaningful or in line with our growth trajectory, we tell ourselves stories in order to have the courage to leave, to cut the cord, to turn our backs and to say goodbye… And now that you’re firmly entrenched in a new life, a new growth trajectory, it may be safe now to see what stories you’ve told yourself, and maybe dig a little deeper to figure out the truth that lies at the heart of those stories. It may be about restoring balance and perspective to the past – maybe that place/thing/person/idea wasn’t all bad, all evil after all – it was just no longer right for you – and it was just simply time for you to go (and grow). Doing this will help you to fully be present in this new life you’ve carved out for yourself. It may simply mean making a list of the things you feel like you’ve changed and stepped away from, ties you’ve had to leave – thanking it – viewing it with compassion and empathy instead of judgement or shame. Your energy will be freed to go towards the things that will nourish and nurture you in the now.

CAPRICORN

Magician

This month is an exciting sneak peek into 2018 for you, dear Capricorn, as you are getting to know the power you wield in a different way. You’re learning that your power to create and to make things happen in this world, when paired with faith and intuition, is a truly formidable thing. This world is vast, dear one, and every time you find yourself limiting your beliefs or potential, know that it simply just isn’t true. There is more than enough room for you and what you want to say and create, and there will be an audience for it. People will need what you are putting out in there in the world. Listen to the creative urges that you get, pay attention to your dreams, daydreams, fantasies and impulses. These aren’t just fleeting thoughts, but useful information that will help inform your path forward. This is also a growth period for you, and it may be useful to know that temptations or distractions may crop up just as you are about to make a breakthrough. Recognize them for what they are, don’t allow yourself to be distracted – and you will be riding high into 2018!

PISCES

5 of Wands

This is the month where you will get to test your powerful patience, dear Pisces. There may be hiccups and bumps in the road (for all of us, really), and for you it will be about getting to know your emotional reactivity to any irritations. I’m sensing the issue for you is really about the notion of space: do you have enough of it to truly stretch out and expand? Who’s cramping your style? Who’s taking up too much space – not just physically, but mentally and emotional – in your life? As you grapple with these questions, know that this irritation is meant for you to turn this grain of sand that’s rubbing up against you into a lustrous pearl. Meaning, you will get to know what you simply can’t stand anymore, in order to take intentional action about it further down the line. Be willing to examine your triggers, dear Pisces, and this month will turn out to be a fruitful and enlightening one.

AQUARIUS

5 of Wands, reversed

Waking up can sometimes mean being called to fight for the things you believe in – even if ‘fighting’ simply means understanding what you value and finding out what you would do in order to live by your values. You’re coming out of a period of time where you had to suppress some of your desires and feelings in order to survive and to make the most out of certain life circumstances – and as your circumstances have changed, more and more of your consciousness is now waking up, you’re realizing that it’s no longer possible to stand idly by and hold your tongue on certain things. Keep in mind though, if and when you’re triggered, that it’s not really about the other – they’re just holding up a mirror to you to show you that certain parts of your psyche are re-awakening. As long as you see the value in this process, and know why you’re going through it, you’ll be able to spend December fruitfully. Don’t shy away from the things that stir up uncomfortable feelings in you, dear one, because that’s where the real gems of insight lie.

0 In Blog/ Monthly Wisdom Scopes

Your November 2017 Wisdom Scopes

pexels-photo-357140

Breaking free. The binds have been cut loose and yet we are still there, struggling as though they are still tightly coiled around us. As clever, adaptive human beings, we are often able to bend ourselves to fit any situation, no matter how bad it gets. In order to survive – in order to get through situations – we tell ourselves ‘It’s okay. It’s not so bad’. Which is why, even as the wheel turns and the binds come off – and we are free – we don’t quite realize it right away. We linger. We look around in suspicion. We act in ways that feel as though we are still in a straitjacket. November is such a month for many of us – how do we break free? First step is to recognize the bind that you were in before. Take a step out of the box. Observe the box. What were its perimeters, the things you were told when you were in the box, the things you told yourself? Who appreciated you being in the box? Who did it serve? How did it hurt you? Once you are able to name, identify, catalog and review – you are on your way to freedom.

ARIES

Priestess of Swords, Reversed

Is something or someone cramping your style right now, dear Aries? You may feel as though your usual wit and approach to getting things done just don’t seem to be working for you any longer, and this can be really disconcerting! Some people just don’t seem to operate on the same plane as you do: their rules, logic and goals are simply completely different. And that’s all okay. This is also all part of the journey of expansion and growth, where you have to expect the unexpected. When the Universe decides you’re ready for growth, it doesn’t just keep throwing the same things at you! So take your time to observe the new playing field, its new rules and players. Always remember that everything you’ve learned before does have a purpose: you’re simply challenged to find a new way to reapply them now. It’s okay to not know everything right away, so use your powers of observation and trust that you will soon figure out a way.

TAURUS

Priestess of Discs

This month, it’s extra important to get grounded. If you have been feeling floaty, spacey, or out of your body, these are signs for you to consciously get back into a self-care routine and prioritize exercise and eating right. There are scarcity fears floating back up, and the message from the Universe is: you don’t have to buy into these fears any longer! And the more you are able to feel physically safe and secure, the easier it will be to feel into this truth. So take note of your living environment: what makes you feel cozy? What helps you to feel relaxed at the end of the day? It’s also about slowing down enough to allow the rest of you to catch up with all the recent changes – give yourself days where you do nothing but allow your body to process any emotions overlooked in the hustle and bustle of busy days.

GEMINI

3 of Wands

This is such an exciting time for you, where you are thinking of long-range plans and what you’d like to build for the next phase of your life. And this could mean the next 5 to 9 years and beyond: decisions that will affect you permanently. And weirdly enough, this thought doesn’t even freak you out any longer. You’re feeling ready for some radical changes, a much needed breath of fresh air and reinvigorating winds of change to sweep through your life. To help you envision the future, remember to incorporate joy and creativity into your life, to make ample room for relaxation and having the time to just be. Maybe this might mean compromising a little on material comfort, or just prioritizing the changes you’d like to see – not everything will be possible all at once, but it helps to know what speaks most to your heart. You may even want to solicit some feedback from trusted loved ones to give you some perspective you wouldn’t have considered. Sometimes the ones who love us are able to dream bigger than we are able to for ourselves, so allow yourself to broaden your scope of possibility, dear Gemini.

CANCER

4 of Swords

November is a month of stillness and contemplation for you, dear Cancer, after an activity-packed October. You may find that this has been the rhythm of your life recently: where you pull back after a period of time putting yourself out there. This is vital for you to regain your balance and sense of self. Your internal processes affect your outer reality so much more than you think, so it’s always important to get right with yourself mentally and emotionally before you attempt to make any moves in the world. And if you were really honest with yourself, your fatigue may be bone deep at this time. If it’s been so tough trying to figure everything out with your mind alone – I urge you to surrender. Surrender your thoughts, your worries, your fears to the Universe. Lay it all down. And rest. In this stillness, answers will come, solutions will come, clarity will come. Trust in the weaving of the Universe: you are both so much larger and smaller than you think.

LEO

6 of Wands

Riding your way to victory is the theme of the month – and it may be in smaller, less obvious ways, but you will soon feel relief from difficult situations. You are often blazing in enthusiasm and fiery passion for the things that you do, but this year, you’ve been learning how to keep this fire focused and directed. This is why victory for you may simply be about saying ‘No’ without guilt to things you would have happily accepted before, because you’re now being mindful about your plate overflowing. This often cuts down on confusion and hurt feelings in the process – and allows you to pay more attention to the things that matter to you, especially home and family. Family is the bedrock of your life, no matter how you define it, and how far you venture from home… So to harness this month’s energies in the best way, it may be helpful to ask yourself, what do you want to win? What are you willing to do in order to achieve this? Look for long-term over fleeting victories, dear one, and you’re on the right track.

VIRGO

Daughter of Discs

After everything you’ve been through, you find yourself at the beginning again – and this is actually a really good thing. In the past 12 months, the path was often somewhat twisty, threatening, scary and maybe even demoralizing at some points. But you persevered, and you need to give yourself props for that. You bust through barriers. You persisted. Also, this beginning isn’t like being a newborn baby – you now come imbued with skills, experience, and most importantly, an increasingly unshakeable sense of who you are and what you are capable of. At this phase of your journey, you are at a whole new stage of the game. It’s as though the past few years were just training grounds for the level that you’re actually meant to be playing at. This month, the best thing you can do is to pace yourself, and take the long term view. Take breaks if you need to, and don’t be afraid to seek help and ask questions. Others are here to help you the moment you speak up, and ask.

LIBRA

Daughter of Wands

You’ll start seeing options popping up in your life for you: and this simply means that the seeds you’ve planted earlier are started to sprout and flower. Now, the choice is up to you – which one excites you most? Which is the one that promises the most long-term growth? This also heralds a leveling up of sorts, where you are on your way to mastery in the field of your choice. It doesn’t have to be just professional either. Part of this is emotional growth; you’re feeling surer of yourself when it comes to interpersonal interactions and holding your own among your peers and those you look up to. And this is such a beautiful thing! It means that you no longer take yourself so seriously – you take your work seriously, yes, but learning to laugh at yourself can be the most healing thing you do this month. Have some fun and bring some levity to your life, and you’ll light up everyone around you.

SCORPIO

Shaman of Swords

Watch what you say, your words may sting… And if that’s your intention – when asserting your boundaries or pushing back at those who have crossed them, then it’s all good. But if you find that your words have an unintended edge to it, it may be useful to look at the underlying feelings that are driving your words. What have you been directing at others, that are simply just signs of your own unresolved feelings about the situations and events in your life? Did what this person do really warrant that amount of anger and frustration? What have you not been giving yourself a chance to fully feel? Sometimes anger is just a cover up for that scarier and more vulnerable feeling… Sadness. Your sharp intellect and wit have always been tools at your disposal, but more so than ever, you get to wield it with intention and purpose. Dare to use it for the greater good and see if you are able to temper your words with compassion and tenderness, dear Scorpio. Your words are especially powerful right now, choose if you want to hurt or heal.

SAGITTARIUS

Daughter of Swords

This month, you may feel pressured to come up with solutions and to attack everything head-on. And this is usually such an admirable quality of yours – you don’t shy away from challenges, there’s no adventure too big for you to tackle. However, this month, it’s important to pace yourself and to make sure that your eagerness doesn’t overshadow important details. It’s like learning a new way to play the game: instead of making your intentions known right away, it may be a necessity to watch and wait and see what others have planned. This may allow you to sidestep any potential drama that you don’t need to get yourself involved in: things are changing, and many people who are less aware or conscious are acting out in major ways. Protect yourself and keep your calling out of others to a minimum. Keep the long term view in mind and look out for your best interests. When in doubt, think: how does doing this serve the greater good? Is it for a short term ego satisfaction of being right, or does this really serve to change the situation for the better?

CAPRICORN

The Hanged One

It’s time to take your hands off the metaphorical steering wheel and allow someone else (Spirit!) to steer for the time being, dear Capricorn. Depending on how much you’ve been cultivating this relationship with the Universe, your feelings around this may vary. This is a huge season of change, death and rebirth for everyone, and for you in particular, the wheels are turning and things are moving and shifting behind the scenes. This is why it’s important not to take changes for their immediate face value right now, and give things time to settle before reacting, thinking the worst, or investing in something just purely because of its potential. Let things reveal themselves to you before feeling the need to make any snap decisions – and don’t allow others to push you to do so, either. If hanging out in this space feels excruciating for you, don’t worry – most of us go-getters feel the same way too! However, this is always a good opportunity to get in touch with the fact that we are all a larger part of the tapestry of life, and really, so much is out of our control… Let your mind relax and seriously, step away from social media and the news regularly to keep your mental health intact. Take care of yourself and everything else will take care of itself.

AQUARIUS

Ace of Swords, reversed

A new cycle begins for you, but you may have been hitting a few bumps in the road – mentally. Know that new beginnings can be anxiety-provoking, but also that anxiety doesn’t need to rule over you. Watching your responses that arise can be really helpful: do you tend to become perfectionistic, or do you default to certain self-sabotaging habits? Do you lash out at others around you, or do you just tend to withdraw? Mindfully observe yourself doing what you do, and see that these responses don’t have to define you. Take a moment to acknowledge how you feel: put your hand over your heart and say, ‘I know you are anxious, but I will take care of you, and the Universe will take care of you.’ Over time, you will be able to catch yourself spiraling and make the choice to do something nurturing instead. Whether it’s stepping away from the computer to stretch, going for a walk around the block, or even just allowing yourself to forget your responsibilities for a moment, know that you’re re-programming your responses breath by breath. Above all, this beginning is simply the start of yet another stage of growth: you’re more than ready for it. Trust yourself.

PISCES

The Sun

This month will feel so satisfying for you, dear Pisces, especially because you’ve been digging into the depths and doing all that hard work around facing your demons this year. You’ll soon see why all of that was necessary – when the rewards, accolades, and opportunities come your way this November, every bit of effort you’ve put in so far will make so much sense. All of that was meant to help you build a solid foundation in your life, so that old challenges no longer faze you, and you’re ready to receive what’s meant to come your way. And if you’re looking for a change of careers, the next step may become blazingly evident, and you’ll know what to do with certainty. So enjoy your moment in the sun! Socialize, go to places where you’ve never been before, relax, and let your worries go. Part of this new you is really about learning how to enjoy all the other things that are around you even as you focus on achieving your goals – so savor the journey, dear one

0 In Blog/ Monthly Wisdom Scopes

Your October 2017 Wisdom Scopes

pexels-photo-417222

Have you been feeling super serious? It’s not difficult to imagine why you would be feeling that way, especially when you give a damn about anything at all in the world. It seems like everything is imploding all around us, as the world shifts and power structures are tested. However, as counterintuitive as it feels, even as you take action on all that matters to you in this world, it’s important to balance it out with attention to your wellness and taking time for fun. Light-heartedness and joy are healing, and so needed – not just this month, but now and for all the months to come. And again: All is as it should be, as the wheels of change continue to turn. This becomes hard to swallow when reality just doesn’t seem to match up to what we envisioned it to be. But a huge part of it is really about trusting that the blessings will come to you, that it’s okay to relax your tight, sweaty grip and allow the Universe to do its part.

PISCES

Knight of Pentacles

Take care of the little things, and the big things will fall into place, dear Pisces. Look at the rituals, daily practices and routines that hold your life together, and see how you can tweak it so that you feel better supported within it. You’ve been going through such an exciting time of growth, but before taking on more and possibly overwhelming yourself, it’s always good to check what your foundations are looking like, and to take your overall well-being into consideration. Will this extra responsibility help you to grow, or is it something you can say no to, so that you can enjoy more downtime? It’s all about balance and there are no wrong answers, only those that feel right for you. If there has been an increase in your income recently, consider talking to a professional so that you can better manage your resources. Slow down now, so that you can make leaps and bounds later on without fear.

AQUARIUS

Knight of Wands, reversed

You’ve been swimming in brand new waters for a while now, dear Aquarius, and for some of you, since April this year. It’s been a whole slew of changes that have led to your current situation: new opportunities abounding, yet there have also been things and ideas and relationships you’ve had to let go of. It hasn’t always been easy! This month brings you a lot of new opportunities for growth, but it may be a little dizzying if you haven’t had time to regroup and check in with yourself. So take the time at the beginning of the month to take stock of all the recent changes in your life. Remember, emotional realities can take time to catch up to you, so it’s important not to dismiss feelings that come up over things that happened ‘ages ago’. You feel what you feel, and there’s no shame in that! Take care of yourself, and slow down whenever possible, so that you can meet the new in your life with a sense of openness and wonder.

CAPRICORN

3 of Cups

Depending on your current attitudes towards friendship and being around people, this month could prove to be a giant celebration for you, or a leap of faith. Kinship and meeting kindred spirits is illuminated for you this month, because of all the work you’ve been doing on being true to yourself and shining your light brightly. Those who are attracted to your vibration will find you, and it can feel almost too good to be true, especially if you have been feeling as though you had to shed many people in your life in order to stay true to your growth. Take baby steps to remain open, and to meet all who are coming to you with an open heart and mind. How would you know if they are truly sincere? When you feel seen and heard; when you are met with a genuine feeling of connection. Dare to be who you are, and you will inspire others around you to do the same.

SAGITTARIUS

Hanged Man, reversed

‘Restraint’ and ‘less is more’ have never been your favorite key words, but this is what your month may feel like, dear Sagittarius. Sometimes there just is nothing else to do except chop wood, carry water. There’s a lot going on under the surface that simply needs you to show up for your responsibilities and day to day life, without doing anything really ‘special’, even though the general sense of overstimulation recently may have you feeling like you need to rush about and get things done extra quick. However: consistency is a form of superpower, even if it may seem like the most mundane thing ever! If you find yourself in a position where people are counting on you to be a rock, there’s a reason for it – how do you feel being in this position? Rise to the occasion by honoring your daily routines. But do take time out to do some moving meditation to shake off that excess energy – dance, spin class, run, anything that gets you in the zone and out of your thoughts. Connecting with your body will help you to feel more grounded and in the present moment, especially when you’re up against a problem you have no immediate answers for. Building a resistance towards making quick knee jerk judgements and impulsive actions is like training a muscle, daily practice is everything.

SCORPIO

7 of Cups

It’s a dreamy month of possibilities for you, dear Scorpio, and it’s okay to let yourself imagine and envision all that you’d like to make happen in your life. You’ve been at a point of transition recently and you’re excited by all these changes: but what’s for real and what’s just an illusion? Before immediately dismissing your more seemingly far-fetched ideas, they could be useful and even illuminating. Sometimes illusions tell you what you truly want, especially when you have kept these desires hidden from your conscious awareness. Let your fantasies reveal more about yourself to you, and try not to take them too literally. For example, dreaming about running away to a tropical island and selling t-shirts by the beach may simply point to a desire to simplify your life and live at a more leisurely pace. What is it that you’d like more of in your life? However, there’s also a warning here to not to fall in love with potential – you can see the good in everyone, but not everyone may be acting from their highest selves all the time. Err on the side of caution and allow the truth to reveal itself to you before rushing to make any decisions, about people and situations.

LIBRA

8 of Swords

Have you felt limited and frustrated recently? Or feeling like things just haven’t been going your way? The good news is, these are really just feelings, and not reflective of the truth. Sometimes the things you tell yourself and the way you rationalize events in your life only serve to trap you: in self-defeating ideas about yourself and others in your life, about what you think is possible and what life is supposed to look like. You exhaust yourself with all the ‘shoulds’, and all the self-recrimination that you turn round and round in your head, going nowhere. The good news is, once you’ve exhausted yourself, it’s much easier to be at the point where you can let it all go. So dear Libra: let go. Let go of that belief of what you feel others should do, where you think you should be in life right now, how you should be… Go with what brings you joy instead of being so busy trying to control it all, you barely have time to realize all the blessings that are already in your life! Because you already have so much, and you are already being supported, you’re already exactly where you need to be. Let go of those limiting beliefs, and free yourself.  You are enough.

VIRGO

Page of Swords

This year, you’ve been learning about harnessing your masculine energy – the side of you that wants to fight, win and conquer on behalf of your higher ideals. In the process, you are also getting to know which battles are really fighting for. This month, there will be an opportunity to get closer to the truth: that it’s never really about any one particular individual. Feel annoyed at someone’s ignorance? Feeling angered by someone’s bigotry? You’re learning how to direct your razor sharp critical nature primarily at the offending quality, rather than at the person in question. This takes the sting and personal affront out of the equation, leading to your point being heard better by everyone else when it doesn’t feel quite so personal. If you are already at this point, challenge yourself further by questioning the feelings of judgement: can you see even the vilest qualities with some measure of compassion? Can you accept the darkness within human hearts, including your own? Take time to engage in a deeper inquiry that can take you down some interesting paths, and ultimately to greater self-compassion.

LEO

9 of Wands

Almost there but not quite yet… you’ve been on a marathon lately, and this continues into October. It’s like feeling the pain of a stretch but holding it anyway, because you know it will do you good in the long run. The truth is, you’ve been growing so much, and you’ve been bravely stepping out of your comfort zone! It’s so admirable how you have been using your creativity and finding new ways to get inspired, and inspiring others in return. In the process though, self-defeating thoughts may have been flooding in, challenging your resolve. You may even have been feeling secretly ashamed for even harboring those thoughts and feelings. But please know that it’s so natural for the ego to protest any time we move out of our comfort zones, so let go of those worries and self-judgement! You’ve already been carrying around enough of a burden. In fact, this can be a great opportunity to observe the thoughts you tend to default to when things get challenging – do you start blaming yourself or others immediately? Or do you get extra self-critical and uptight? View them with amusement, dismiss them with a flick of your hair. It’s a part of you, but it sure doesn’t have to define who you are.

CANCER

Moon

How have you been handling the unknown, dear Cancer? This year, you’ve been making peace with the questions in your heart, in one way or another, but this hasn’t been an entirely easy process. Sometimes, you just want to know. You NEED to know. How will this story end? Is this the right path? Am I doing the best thing possible at this moment? All the pressure you put on yourself to peer ahead can drive you crazy and ironically, bring you further away from the answers you seek. It can be helpful to ask yourself: what is the FEELING you hope to achieve by finding out these answers? Is it peace, contentment, joy or a sense of self-worth – and why is it that you need XYZ before you can allow yourself these feelings? Which part of yourself will you then be able to accept? How will it change your beliefs about life? Asking yourself about the underlying feelings and beliefs that drive this need to know will bring you the necessary information you need to move forward, one step at a time, even if it means peering back in time to do so.

GEMINI

Wheel of Fortune

Change is in the air again, dear Gemini, and it’s a good time to reconsider your attitudes towards change, whether you consider them to be ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Consider that change is just change – a neutral, necessary part of life that nudges you towards growth. If you find yourself resisting, take time out to sit with your feelings and fears. What are you worried about? What are you afraid might happen? Are these fears rooted in reality? Allow yourself to trust that if you have done your part, sometimes there really isn’t anything left to do except trust in the Universe. Resisting what’s meant to be will only cause you stress and knock you off balance. However, if you feel like you have been treading water for a while now, relief is on the way – whether it’s in the form of a change of perspective, or a release of difficult circumstances – as long as you are willing to go with the flow.

TAURUS

Three of Pentacles

When building the foundation of anything, it’s important to take it slow while keeping the long run in view. Stability has been on your mind lately, and you’re feeling anxious to get to that point when you can finally lay back and feel pleased with your handiwork. In order to do that though, being present in the now moment is so important – including giving everyone who’s on your team a careful once-over, to make sure you’re placing your trust in the right people. Qualities like accountability, transparency, and an ability to learn and communicate are key, and cannot be compromised on. It’s also about learning how to balance pulling your own weight, while delegating tasks and trusting that others are also doing their part. This is especially true for you if you’ve been managing a change of roles lately – allow yourself time to get to know your new collaborators; it takes time to get into a steady rhythm.

ARIES

Father of Pentacles

Now is the time to wield your resources with wisdom and discernment, dear Aries. You are in a different position now – it’s time to think of yourself as your own talent manager. Your time, energy, attention, money and talents need to be carefully marshalled, and it will be helpful to start seeing them as finite resources that cannot be spent on just anyone and anything. Setting boundaries and priorities will help cut down on tiny decisions you make every day that tend to be a major time suck (“Should I go hang out with A? Should I do this right now?” – can all be replaced with “Does doing this serve my highest goals? Does this really matter in the larger scheme of things? Does this person support my goals and dreams and uplifts me in the process (and I do the same for them)?”) This is an important part of your growth that will serve you for time to come. When you take what you do seriously, others will follow suit.

0 In Blog/ Monthly Wisdom Scopes

Your September 2017 Wisdom Scopes

September is about veils lifting – illusions melting away under the light of the Sun. As our world awakens to the havoc dealt by centuries of patriarchy, to all the ugly things that play out when egos and privilege are allowed to run amok, we are all collectively being called into action. To once again fall back asleep is no longer an option. We are rubbing the sleep from our eyes as fantasies of awaiting rescue and escape fade away in the harsh light of day.

August saw an intense eclipse season and Mercury retrograde that may have hit you right in the feels and left you disoriented. As Mercury goes direct Sep 5, things will start getting clearer – your brain swimming out of a fog that allowed you to go deep and process some knots you forgot existed – though things may still feel a little strange for the rest of the month! This past year or so has seen you being elevated and evolving at a speed that wasn’t possible even just 5 years ago – so keep in mind that growing pains are inevitable. This month, you will have the chance to start getting things moving. It’ll be a busy month with a lot of activity, so remember to pace yourself and get your daily self-care routines down pat.

ARIES

Death

You’re at the point where the changes you bravely implemented even just a few months ago are starting to show results, in sometimes unexpected ways. And perhaps the most unexpected change of all is that you are now gaining more confidence and wondering why you didn’t make this leap sooner. It’s like suddenly realizing that the world is so much bigger and that a whole lot more is available to you. And this is all very exciting! However, changes may also prove to be unsettling for a bit, especially when others react to your growth in ways that may seem disappointing or unsupportive. None of it is personal, dear Aries, so don’t take it to heart. People are all on their own individual journeys and often project their own feelings onto others when they are still finding their way. Stay focused on your growth, where you’re headed and how you want it all to feel – be prepared to emerge at the end of the month with new wings and a brand new outlook on life.

TAURUS

6 of Swords

Healing is a funny thing, dear Taurus. It isn’t about judging the younger version of you for being dumb for having fallen for that one trap or getting caught up in something you ‘should have known better’ than to do. Healing allows you to see the younger you with compassion, for being human and making mistakes that ultimately allowed you to grow and become wiser.  It’s also about seeing events in your life as opportunities to learn, grow and gain experience, instead of a relentless series of Pass/Fail tests. September will see you moving beyond moody waters and into a brighter, calmer space where your experiences can be put into further perspective. Solace will come from knowing that you had to go through what you did in order to understand a side of yourself that you had kept hidden from your consciousness. Now it’s all out there. This means that more energy is now freed up for creativity, joy and fun.  Be kind to yourself and know that you don’t have to push too hard. Do what you can and allow this month’s tides to carry you forward into the last quarter of the year, where this freer version of yourself can truly come out to play.

GEMINI

Tower

Old structures are falling all over the world and ripple effects are being felt by all of us. This month, you will be feeling it keenly as a part of your world may be rocked by one of these changes, and you will see that some of the foundations you’ve been standing on isn’t so solid after all. The guidance here is to take it all in your stride, even if it may be shocking and upsetting at first. The changes are necessary, and will reveal to you a truth that may have been kept hidden – and this will be ultimately freeing as you can now make better informed decisions going forward. Sometimes, this may also be wanting something too much and realizing that it isn’t really good for you after all – and you will have a chance to see this and make a course correction before you spend too much energy barreling down a path that simply isn’t meant for you. Trust that all that is falling away is meant to go, dear Gemini, you are only ever getting closer to the real you.

CANCER

7 of Swords, reversed

Take a deep breath, dear Cancer, and breathe out all of those heavy thoughts and feelings you’ve been carrying around. You’ll probably have realized by now that unplugging from your thoughts is the best way to feel better immediately. It isn’t easy to feel everything so acutely all of the time and be so beholden to your emotions, but all of this is really about learning that you don’t have to let them control you – and this may be a lifelong project for yout! This month, you’ll have the opportunity to get better and better at identifying where you often shortchange yourself or talk yourself out of things you really do want – or talk yourself into things you think you want, but that simply serve as a distraction from the real task at hand. And each time this happens, you know deep down inside what you’re doing, because you are smart and perceptive. Dare to be brutally honest with yourself, dear one – let go of who you think you should be so that you can free yourself to be who you are.

LEO

4 of Swords

You’ve really been working on overdrive recently, dear Leo, and it seems like you’ve put your energy into so many different cups that you’re a little overwhelmed. This month is a perfect time to pull all your mental energies back to yourself to contemplate and recharge. Your mind has been so busy that if you’re feeling scattered, it’s essential to calm your mind by minimizing overstimulation and unplugging from social media. Pulling back is also important to allow others the chance to step up and to do their part – your ability to take charge is so strong that sometimes people rely on you a lot more than they think! So rest, recuperate, and take time for yourself. It’s a time when you have to see all your initiations take root and grow, and that requires time, so no further effort is required on your part. More action doesn’t always mean more result, and that is true for you right now!

VIRGO

5 of Swords
Dear Virgo, your service to the world is undoubtedly necessary, especially in these times. Your attention to detail and ability to cut through illusions with your laser gaze is legendary. You come up with practical solutions with wit and flair. However, the flip side of it is exacting over-critical harshness which brings you down, sometimes even before you get to the starting line. September brings you the opportunity to work with some of your more nitpicky impulses and to shine the light of compassion on it. Where do you clamp down? Where do you get all uptight? Before you start thinking too hard in order to try and fix yourself, let the solution simply be: to loosen, to flow, to let go. The right course of action comes when you feel yourself relaxing and opening instead of digging in your heels and getting all aggro, even if that impulse comes first. Just flow with it and you will be able to sidestep any potential barbs thrown up by your mind this month. Know that your impulse to get critical and nitpick at yourself also comes when you’re about to grow and bloom further – it’s your ego’s protective mechanism. You’re actually blossoming – so see this within yourself and be a nurturing gardener of your own growth, dear one.

LIBRA

8 of Wands

In September, things will be moving quickly and are up in the air once again. It’s your job to figure out what matters to you, and which plans to put into motion. What has August brought to your attention? What new insights and learnings have you gleaned? September will give you more clues as to where your focus should point, and what deserves your time and attention. New beginnings come at the heels of endings, so if you had to end a relationship, project or dynamic, do so knowing that it was all meant to be in the larger scheme of things, and that new opportunities for growth are ahead. Also know that you have the rest of this year to set things in motion, so you don’t have to rush. Ground yourself this month by doing plenty of exercise, spending time in nature and taking time out to be alone, which isn’t always the easiest for you if you lean on the extroverted side of things! So make sure that when you unplug, truly unplug – leave your phone behind and tune into your body and your emotions to check that you have brought all of you along on this journey.

SCORPIO

9 of Pentacles

This month, the trust you have in the Universe and the hard work you’ve been putting out there will be reflected right back at you, so it’s a great time to check in with yourself and correct your course if you’ve meandered off the path. This is a month of paring down your priorities, refining your work, challenging yourself to grow and to do even better than you have before. The more you trust that the Universe supports your expansion, the more this will be reflected back at you. So go forth with faith! This also means investing in the right tools and equipment, perfecting your draft, and trusting your gut when it comes to your creative output. Whether on the job or with life in general, the more you can do things with the highest of integrity, the better. Sometimes this may mean relying on yourself and listening to your own intuition instead of blindly following authority (something you’ve never been one to do, anyway), so step up and take the lead, and be the example that someone else may need!

SAGITTARIUS

7 of Swords

Self-doubt can get the better of you sometimes, leading you to believe that you need more and more in order to prove that you’re already good enough. If you are torn by two opposing urges: to step out and shine vs. to hide and endlessly prepare, to go for the gold vs. settling for just okay – I have a feeling that going for the one that makes you profoundly uncomfortable will be more rewarding for you and everyone else in the long run. Yes, it’s about pushing your limits and really challenging yourself to bring your best. Only you will know when you’re settling and when you’re really stretching yourself, so check in with yourself often. Living this way takes effort and doesn’t allow you to slack off, so it can get tiring, but if you are here to contribute your unique talents and gifts, then there’s really no other way! And the world needs you to shine right now, dear Sagittarius. Never doubt it. Challenge yourself now so that when unexpected challenges come, you will rise beautifully to the occasion and be the leader everyone needs in these times.

CAPRICORN

Hanged One, reversed

You’re being asked to go within this month, dear Capricorn, and to trust. It’s not the most comfortable thing for you, but I’m sure you’d have realized by now that the theme of this year truly isn’t about comfort! You’re learning to navigate the space between wielding your will and trusting in the Divine, and learning to blend the two seamlessly. It’s a long process that doesn’t happen overnight, especially when we spend so much time being told that we need to ‘go out and get it’, an impulse that is natural to you. This time, you’re being held back a little bit more so that vital information can come to you. Acting deliberately or even not at all will be beneficial for you this month, if you are faced with a crossroads. Sit with things for a while longer, and take the opportunity to explore your relationship with the Divine. Do you believe that you are in charge, all of the time? When do you tune in for guidance – only when in dire need of help, or do you start off the day asking for the highest to be done through you? In other words, are you co-creating with the Universe? It’s a great month for redefining this relationship, perhaps the most important relationship of all (other than the one you have with yourself!)

PISCES

4 of Cups, reversed

Are you feeling like you’ve been in a rut, recently? It’s a strange feeling to have because everything on the surface seems to be going well – in fact, you may have been getting everything that you wanted. So why this feeling? Well, sometimes it’s a matter of having neglected yourself emotionally and spiritually, and because these aspects of yourself are as vital as breathing, you will end up feeling parched and dry, and stuck in a rut. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to this. It’s time to reconnect to simple joys: remember, you’re in the world, but you’re not of it. Being around materialistic norms and other societal conventions can be draining on you – think of yourself as a mermaid! Too long on land and your wonderful scales dry out. So go and dip into fantastical waters, shake off those conventions and let your hair down. Really get back in touch with what truly makes you glow, and you’ll be feeling better in no time, dear Pisces.

AQUARIUS

9 of Pentacles, reversed

You’re always fearlessly diving into the unknown, dear Aquarius, and it may seem to others that you don’t have any worries or cares. When in fact, you’re loathe to admit to others that of course you do have them, you just like dealing with them privately, in your own particular way. This month, fears of scarcity and of not having enough will come up for you, and may nag at your psyche. Digging beneath these fears, you’re really being asked to choose – do you go for that risky thing that your heart is nudging you towards, or do you choose the safer, more secure but possibly soul-deadening route? Or is there an option in the middle? The guidance here isn’t just about choosing one over the other, but it’s also about knowing why you’re making the choices you do. Are you acting from the belief that you will be supported if you go towards growth and expansion? Or are you acting from a place of fear and constriction? Know that no matter how legitimate these fears may have been for you in the past, it’s firmly a thing of the past now – but only if you’re willing to let go. It’s safe for you to move forward with confidence, so breathe through those feelings and take it one step at a time.

 

0 In Blog/ Monthly Wisdom Scopes

Your August 2017 Wisdom Scopes

pexels-photo-89505

Keywords: Changes, shielding, balance

August is a month filled with cosmic activity, where you will more directly feel the hand of the Divine more so than any time of the year. To manage changes with as much grace as you can muster, conserve your energy and devote it to consolidating the changes that have taken place this year. It’s meant to be an introspective month for many of you, a reworking of your internal landscape to make it a nurturing, life-giving one – an inner world that’s sustaining and supportive of your long-term growth. Weed out things that are no longer working – including outmoded beliefs and unhelpful self-criticisms. Your soul purpose will come into clearer focus and the urgency to be on path will reach a fever pitch – taking the time to anchor yourself in daily routines and practices that bring you calm and consistency will help you to stay balanced.

ARIES

8 of Cups

When dreams are in the process of being made real or brought down to earth, a sense of loss can often accompany it. You start to get to know what’s possible, what’s practical, and sometimes that means making adjustments to your plan of action. That doesn’t need to be discouraging though, because that is really all just part of the process! Your initial vision was needed to give you that fire and courage to move ahead and make the leap – now, you’ve collected more information in order to tweak and improve your plan. Be brave and willing to let go of what’s not working in order to move closer to what does. It’s not meant to be a straightforward process, so lose those beliefs that only get you down! Such as “I’m not good enough”, “This all sucks let me just stop, why did I start this in the first place…” The creative process is non-linear. It’s meant to feel this way. You may also want to assess your tribe – are you surrounding yourself with people who are supportive of your growth? The truth is, once you commit to your creative process, you do need to be ruthless about protecting and nurturing it, including shielding it from harsh influences, premature judgements and non-constructive criticism. Make choices that help keep you committed to your growth, dear Aries.

TAURUS

4 of Pentacles

This is a restorative month for you, dear Taurus. Change isn’t your favorite thing and it can often even be a physically painful thing for you – you tend to process changes with your body. Which is why in August, it’s important to take it easy and do everything with self-care in mind. It’s also a month where you will be acutely aware of all your give-and-take transactions: where do you sell yourself short? Where do you over-give? Why do you even give? Is it from an overflowing cup? And also to consider the feelings you tend to have around the action of taking, and look a little deeper into the reasons behind those feelings. Do you take because you feel it’s fair and you deserve it? Or do you settle for less than you deserve and then act out in some way, on someone else… Deep in your heart, you have already been tussling with these questions for a while. The rule of thumb here is to know that giving more doesn’t necessarily make you more generous, especially if it comes at the expense of your own health and happiness. Prioritize yourself, your time, energy and resources and the rest will fall into place. Those who truly value and respect you will know how to respect these boundaries as well.

GEMINI

6 of Cups

It’s a month of appreciating the simple joys in life, dear Gemini, especially if things have been feeling heavy and confusing for you recently. Taking time out to rekindle old hobbies and rediscovering creative pursuits will bring you a lot of respite and solace. This year has been about understanding the role of small, earthy comforts, and finding joy and purpose in it. Often, we look around at the madness around us and can feel disoriented and in despair. But there is goodness in life – the kindness and good will of friends and family, little things that bring you happiness and fulfillment. It’s also about sharing that simplicity with others – if you observe others taking things hard or making things complicated for themselves, you can be there for your loved ones by showering them with affection in the simple ways – small acts of service, a listening ear, and showing up in real life, not just over text. You’ve learnt so much about stepping back and seeing things through a larger perspective, and you have a lot of wisdom to share. Speak up and offer your views, they will be valuable to others. Let the feeling of ‘This is enough. I have enough’ be your mantra for this month, and you will be that much-needed grounding force in others’ lives.

CANCER

Ace of Cups

It’s been kind of a bumpy ride for you this year, with all its ups and downs, and you’re feeling like you just want to get off this rollercoaster now! This month will bring to you an emotional renewal, a sense of finding new joy and purpose. It feels like a shift in perspective more than anything else – like realizing a hidden gift in a challenge, or discovering grace in a time of adversity. I won’t lie to you and say that all your difficulties will go away and everything will be instantly better, but know that with every challenge you ARE getting stronger, and in this way, things get easier and easier to manage over time. Sometimes reality is harsh and it’s hard to deal with that – especially being the one who feels all the feelings, all of the time! All you want to do is curl up under the covers and hide from the world sometimes. But know that this month you will discover new strength, simply by being brave enough to meet all the uncertainties in your life without flinching or shying away from them. The world needs more people like you who are willing to feel their feelings and be stronger for it – and this month, the more open and vulnerable you are about sharing your true self, the less alone you – and the others around you – will feel. Open your heart and share the love, dear Cancer. It’s your superpower.

LEO

Priestess of Wands

You’re in your element this month, dear Leo! If you haven’t been feeling motivated about things lately, you’ll soon feel a sense of vitality and creative power. It’s a month of putting things into action and nurturing their growth. Your projects DO have promise, your ideas are valuable, and it’s time to really see this and value it! This time around, it’s a little different. You’re more grounded, in a less of a hurry. You’re taking your time instead of trying to get ahead of yourself, and that’s all good! This is you drawing upon your gift of creating with your inimitable leonine heart while being present with the process. Just by being increasingly comfortable in your skin, you will have the power to touch others around you, and awaken them to their own gifts. Your creations are also very much needed by others – so keep on keeping on, dear Leo. It’s your time to shine.

VIRGO

Wheel of Fortune

This is a month where the decks are reshuffled for you, dear Virgo, based on decisions you made in the first half of the year. Things will start clicking into place – you will see how some decisions are paying off while others may not have quite made the mark as you hoped. It’s all good, as this is valuable information to help you to prioritize and focus your efforts for the rest of the year. Either way, it’s a time when you can start seeing these changes take place in your life in a very concrete way. In fact, for those of you who have been quietly preparing for a while – perhaps your entire life! – you’re entering a time where you will be called to step up and be counted. You will be called upon for your experience and expertise, your wisdom and intellect. If you’re the eternal student, constantly feeling like you’re not good enough – well, you’ll soon see just how in demand your ideas, wisdom, and experience are! It’s not possible to have perfect knowledge, so know that you CAN keep learning, while teaching what you already do know at the same time. Dear Virgo, you are ready. You are already good enough. So go out there and allow yourself to be seen and heard.

LIBRA

Judgement

You have an innate sense of justice – for you, seeing the inequities that exist in society today leaves you feeling angry one minute and grief-stricken the next. And that’s in fact a very natural, sane response. Why wouldn’t you be mad at what’s going on right now? However, in August, it’s a good time for realizing that your emotional responses, while 100% valid, can sometimes lead you to hurt yourself, and inadvertently hurt others around you, too. This month, let your emotions inform you, instead of incapacitate you. Realize that human nature is what it is – and that you can free yourself from rage and sadness by simply taking action and knowing that nothing can be resolved overnight. It’s a marathon, dear Libra. Make the road ahead easier for you by knowing that if you’re woke, all you gotta do is to keep up the work to stay woke, and accept that not everyone is willing and able to do that right now. Forgive others, and forgive yourself for being human. Everyone is on a journey.

SCORPIO

8 of Pentacles reversed

The more you want to check out this month, the more you need to dig your heels in and resist, dear Scorpio. This month is calling for your ability to be meticulous, precise, and dogged in your pursuits. If you’re finding it difficult, you’re meant to dig deep and look for the greater purpose in why you do what you do. So, why do you do what you do? Are you filling your life with things that bring you joy and fulfillment? Do you find meaning in your pursuits? These questions can be overwhelming, I know, so you don’t have to find the answers to them right away, but ignoring them isn’t the best solution either. All you need to do is pay attention to the feelings that come up as you tend to your obligations. Take any sense of dissatisfaction as a sign to examine your priorities – maybe something has changed for you, but you can’t quite put your finger on it just yet. Persist. If you can’t change your obligations, find a way to change your attitude about them. Sometimes the things that pay off the most are not enjoyable – but as long as you can find something about it that drives you and keeps you going every day, you’re on the right track.

SAGITTARIUS

2 of Wands

Dear Sagittarius, you’ve been dreaming of wide open, lush green pastures, as far as the eye can see – but recently, you may have been feeling a little hemmed in and more bogged down by obligations than you would like. This feeling can sometimes get you feeling restless and bored – however, the message for you here isn’t to Get Real, Be Practical for its own sake – rather, it’s really telling you to focus so that you are able to concentrate your vision and turn it into a concrete plan for yourself and others. Your ability to be optimistic, your vision for growth and your faith in humanity are invaluable in these times. Still, this can only be helpful to others if you can stay for a while and discipline it enough to share it with others! And I know, the word discipline can be ugh, but it needn’t be a boring, terrible thing. Discipline can simply mean: giving yourself structure so that your talents can shine. How about that? Redefine it for yourself. You have a mission: you have been charged with the important task of bringing down divine power to the Earth and making it personal and practical for others. Yes, it sounds grandiose, but it is the truth – and you more so than anyone else require challenging visions to motivate and sustain you. So paint it in broad strokes, and keep it in your mind’s eye at all times as you move towards it.

CAPRICORN

5 of Swords

Dear Capricorn, your patience is called upon this month. It’s not easy being the one who sees the things that need to be done, the changes that need to be made, and sometimes feel like you’re the only one who’s giving a damn about them! Everyone moves at their own pace, and you can only do your part. It’s not your responsibility to make sure others do theirs – and you do have to accept that there may be other forces at play that you have no control over. There is a chance of conflict this month, and the need to defend what you do – know that as long as you are aligned with what feels right to you, there is no need to explain yourself to others, especially those who are only getting in your business because they feel threatened! As best as you can, do what you have to do and be the peace at the eye of the storm. It’s not worth your time to be sucked into needless drama. On the flip side, if you’re the one feeling like you need to tell others what to do, consider that your way may not be the best way for someone else… Find your quiet, still center and approach things from that peace within you. Live and let live is your mantra this month.

AQUARIUS

Knight of Wands reversed

This month is calling for a reassessment in some of the ways you tend to approach things, dear Aquarius. You’re known for quick action, lightning fast impulses, and flying by the seat of your pants in many ways. You respond quickly, and are often able to grasp any situation intuitively, thanks to your sharp intellect. However, this month, things are taking its time to unfold. This is why you may choose to delay the time between perception and action. Take your time to watch and wait, and let things unfold and show themselves to you before jumping in the fray or pushing too hard. This period of time is teaching you the gift of good timing, of not forcing things, and of simply riding the waves of serendipity so that you can get to where you need to be without as much effort. Ultimately, it’s about trust. Do you trust in a higher power? This new way of being is here to stay, and August is a deeper level of initiation into it. Once you develop a good sense of how things flow, you will find that reaching your goals will require much less effort than before, and you’ll be able to take delays and setbacks in your stride.

PISCES

Hermit

This is a month that favors introspection and doing things that require behind the scenes work, dear Pisces. It’s not a time to show everyone what you’re up to just yet, and it’s important to keep some things under wraps lest you lose steam or the stimulation you need to get things properly off the ground! The pace of this year is about taking steps forward, then taking periodic breaks to recollect and consolidate changes. It’s about integrating wisdom before moving ahead – and in this year where rapid changes are happening, taking the requisite downtime to recuperate becomes very important as a kind of self-care. It also seems as though you are taking on the burdens of those around you, and worrying about others’ needs and wants incessantly – know that while it’s often in your nature to want to help others out and even give to the point of over-giving, know that you can only do so much. Make decisions in your best interest, and keep the faith that as long as you do your part, things will fall into place – even if they don’t live up to your expectations of how it’s supposed to look. It’s not your job to rescue others from their own journeys, dear Pisces.