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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.

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Your November 2017 Wisdom Scopes

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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

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Your October 2017 Wisdom Scopes

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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.

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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.

 

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Your August 2017 Wisdom Scopes

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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.

 

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Your July 2017 Wisdom Scopes

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July. Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, long days and warm nights. Our need to take action and cut to the chase is simultaneously challenged by the Universe’s call to surrender and allow. Remember that we are a part of a dance far larger than ourselves. The surplus of sun gives us a lot of yang energy, fanning our flames with gusto and initiative – yet sometimes imbuing us with a little too much impatience and bravado. So remember to consciously chill, put your feet up, slow down a little… or a whole lot. Find your sweet spot and July will offer you more clues into the path ahead, that you’ve been so bravely walking.

Aries

10 of Swords

Stop overthinking things, dear Aries! But of course, if only it were that easy… This month you may finally decide to quit overanalyzing things and doubting yourself for good. Why waste that raw intelligence of yours on something as fruitless as worry? You would have realized by now it’s simply not possible to know what’s 10 steps ahead of you if you’ve only barely taken half a step forward. Every decision you make in the present changes the course of your future. Take heart in the knowledge that even if you DO make a mistake, you’re smart and resourceful enough to correct your course and keep yourself on track! July will show you the ways that you tend to trip yourself up through certain impatient and self-doubting habits – not as a way to make you feel bad about yourself, but simply to show you how they really just aren’t serving you any longer. So choose another way: choose patience, choose to cut yourself some slack, choose to see possibilities even in the face of obstacles. You can do it, and nothing is as dire as your mind makes it out to be.

Taurus

Death

You’re going through yet another round of shedding your old skin again, and this time round, it’s going to feel surprisingly right and natural for you. Deep in your bones, you will feel that it’s been a long time coming, and you’re getting closer to the true version of who you know you can be. This can mean a major shift in your lifestyle, your way of thinking about life, the lens through which you view the world. It may not even take any external form just yet – simply a fundamental shift in mindset. In order to aid yourself through this process, you may feel a little more withdrawn or needing to be alone a little more. Allow yourself time to go through this. A lot is going on under the surface for you even if it doesn’t seem like it! Give yourself permission to disconnect regularly and go that place where you can shut yourself off from the world and just be. We are all collectively being birthed anew this year – and the birth process truly isn’t exactly the easiest one! It often takes far longer than we think, yet the rewards and sense of satisfaction if we stay with it is invaluable.

Gemini

2 of Wands reversed

Have you given your power away to someone or something recently? If you’ve been feeling like you’re a slave to your goals, dreams or schedule, then a re-assessment is in order. This can feel like the joy has been sucked out of the things you used to enjoy so much. Often, giving your power away isn’t so much a conscious decision as it is a series of compromises over time that slowly lead you away from your initial intentions. One way this happens is saying ‘Okay’ to stuff in the moment that, if given a moment to think about it, would have been better if you had just said ‘No’ upfront. This month, it will serve you well to look at all the projects and commitments you have on hand, and either consciously re-commit to them or decide to do away with something so you can better focus on your priority. You should feel as though you’ve made a conscious choice, instead of any sense of obligation or begrudging resentment. Remember: you choose your goals, not the other way around. Taking the time to re-align will help you adjust your attitude, which will then allow everything to flow much more smoothly. Take back your power.

Cancer

4 of Wands

July heralds a time of joy and celebration for you, and the only caveat is that you allow yourself to feel it. You can often be too immersed in your ever shifting emotions and self-critical thoughts to realize that you have already climbed the mountain, you’re already at the top, and you’ve just forgotten to look up to see it! This month is a pit stop to realize just how far you’ve come, so look forward to an accolade of some sort, a new position that really speaks to you, an opportunity that is the perfect fit for your skills, or a time when your ideas are really able to take root and when things are falling together in seemingly miraculous ways. Ease your mind and allow yourself to see the possibilities – for this time, you’re moving on to a new level, and you’re really doing just great. Allow yourself to savor your joys, dear one.

Leo

5 of Pentacles reversed

A burden will be lifted this month for you, dear Leo, in the realm of resources and financial strains. Relief is on the horizon, so if you’ve been worrying about it, you can look forward to breathing easier. Meanwhile, keep on focusing on what you’ve been doing – chances are, you’ve been learning patience and riding out dry spells in this period of time, and you’ve grown resilient and wiser in the process. You may have discovered inner resources you just never knew you had, and an ability to turn inwards and cultivate inner strength. You may also have realized that you have a lot more love and support around you that you can count on. So trust in it, and you will invite more of it in. The more you allow yourself to be vulnerable with loved ones, the closer you will grow to them. It’s a time of a renewed sense of security and a growing certainty in your visions and dreams.

Virgo

Magician

You’ve been brewing something for a while, dear Virgo, and the coming month will be the perfect time to start channeling all of that into concrete form. Now is not the time to sit on the fence and brood, or overthink things!  Whether it’s a creative project, a business idea, or bringing your project to a new level, you have that extra power at your fingertips. You will have a lot of planetary support this month, and any action you take will be supercharged and imbued with power. It will be a big change from the months prior, where you felt like a lot of it was in incubation, learning or waiting mode. This is a year where we are all collectively being birthed anew – and the birth process truly isn’t exactly the easiest one. It often takes far longer than we think, yet the rewards and sense of satisfaction if we stay with it is utterly invaluable. Inspiration will be coming from everywhere, and the challenge will be in sieving out the valuable from mere white noise. How do you do that? By tuning into your heart – know that by combining your famous ability to synthesize information and make astute judgements with faith and trust, you will be unstoppable. Make a commitment to yourself and your life.  Focused, decisive action and follow through will help you make important moves in realizing your dreams and building a solid foundation for the future.

Libra

Temperance

This a month of consolidation for you, dear Libra. Things have been up in the air with some stops and starts – all very much in line with the energies of this year. It hasn’t been easy – and to be honest, things aren’t about to get easier – but your ability to roll with it and shoulder things with strength and resilience has been steadily growing. It’s truly impressive, and you need to stop and pat yourself on the back! It’s still going to be hectic for you, but you will now have opportunity to pause and catch your breath. Rest. Allow your active mind respite by telling your thoughts: I hear you. I hear what you’re telling me. But all I have now is this moment, and this moment is good enough as it is. And then rest in that moment where you can tune out of your noisy thoughts. Be gentle with yourself as you find your balance and your peace, especially for those of you who have just moved – metaphorically or physically – to a new location, whether it’s in your mind or your dwellings. Decorate your space. Create beautiful surroundings, settle in, and create a base which will allow you to stay focused in the areas of your life that demands it.

Scorpio

Hermit

It’ll be a flurry of activity around you this month, dear Scorpio, but you will also be in the eye of the storm. It’s a time of turning inwards and synthesizing all that you have seen, learnt and done so far this year, and it’s important to really take the time to mull over it properly. Sometimes you can get so caught up busy analyzing and helping others, that you often neglect yourself and how you really feel deep inside! Insight will come to you in dream time and creative expression. Each time external duties and obligations tug at you, and you find yourself confused or unable to make a decision, that’s a signal that you’ve become temporarily disconnected from your higher self. Take a step back, breathe and avoid jumping to conclusions or making snap judgements. Doubts may surface but it’s also important to remember that you DO already know, and that you ARE good enough.

Sagittarius

5 of Cups

The thing that drives you the most is hope – a beautiful ideal, vision or belief about the world that makes you feel like it’s worth getting up each day. That’s why when you sometimes see the ugly truth behind certain things in this reality, you tend to get dispirited and depressed, even though they may be pretty commonplace or matter-of-fact to others. This month, there may be a similar experience for you, where you experience a disillusionment of sorts. A sense of loss – and yet, could you stay open to the blessing hidden within this? You will be able to proceed with a firmer grasp on reality, a more solid sense of where you truly stand. Through seeing difficult, and often painful things, you are able to grow and deepen your understanding of the world, which will allow you to make informed decisions in the future. You are experiencing this now only because you are ready for it. Know that your heart is big enough to withstand changes and unexpected turns of events. This month is a month that will test your ability to look for the silver linings – luckily, support is everywhere around you. Lift your gaze and see that you have so many people who love & care for you, who will show you that love is often hiding in plain sight, dressed up in experiences of all kinds.

Capricorn

9 of Swords

You will start to see the futility of worrying about the future this month, dear Capricorn. Life will go out of its way to show you how things can often go much better than planned, how unexpected losses often turn out to be blessings in disguise, and that trying to strategize 10 years into the future will only cause you to miss out on the ever-changing and beautiful present moment. All it takes is for you to recognize how these thought patterns get triggered – is it fears of security? A lack mentality? What causes you to go into worry mode, where you attempt to build a fortress around yourself? The flip side of your worry is your sharp intellect and determination, which allows you to go after your goals with a steely grit. However, if you let that side of you take over, you will start feeling grim and joyless. So harness the good will recognize that it comes as a double-edged sword. Life isn’t just about scaling that mountain! Bring back the joy, and drop the worries when they seem to be simply tripping you up. Life will show you how this month – all you have to do is take its cue when it comes. Open up instead of clamping down.

Aquarius

5 of Swords

Your past experiences have taught you how to look out for yourself and your self-interests. A lot of that was important to help you establish boundaries and protect yourself. However, this month asks that you temper that instinct with a larger view and to tap into your sense of fairness and compassion. Where can you consider others more? Where can you allow for trust and give others the benefit of the doubt? Sometimes in striving for your own self-interest, you may unwittingly run rough shod over others, even though you are both actually working towards a common goal. Be aware of what is within your control and what isn’t – and be willing to give others the room to make their own decisions without needing to micro-manage. This is a year where we are all collectively being birthed anew – and the birth process truly isn’t exactly the easiest one! You are being asked to step up into a far more expansive and forgiving, compassionate version of yourself – and this can often be hard work. It often takes far longer than we think, yet the rewards and sense of satisfaction if we stay with the process is invaluable. So stick with it, dear Aquarius.

Pisces

3 of Cups

This month, you will feel rejuvenated with renewed energy after a period of time where you may have been grinding through some tough spots. This sweetness will be flowing from the company of others, so getting together with people you really care about (and who care about you!) will allow you to savor life and slow down for a moment. It also points to a time when you are truly ready to appreciate the people who may have been around you all along – there was a period of expansion and adventure, where you were out discovering new facets of yourself, meeting new people and exposing yourself to new experiences. And now, you’re ready to return home to familiar faces and see them in a new light. If you’ve been isolating yourself for a while, or simply having a needed retreat from social activities for a while, July will be great for dipping a toe back into social waters. Seeking out professional support is also highlighted – so if you’ve been thinking of seeking counseling, try out a few therapists on for size. All it takes is for you to reach out – and support will be readily available. Enjoy this sweet month, dear Pisces, your community is there for you.