You don’t need to know the difference between a three-card and a Celtic cross spread to get the most out of a tarot card reading. All you need: your Sun sign! Here’s what I do: Shuffle my tarot deck and pull out the cards in order from Aries to Pisces, plus one general card for everyone so that you can get specific advice around your personality. Let’s go!
A GENERAL CARD FOR EVERYONE: NINE OF SWORDS
Don’t bottle things up. We all could do with a collective “therapy week” where we release our deepest, darkest fears and express what’s been weighing heavily on our hearts. Share your worries. They’ll evaporate to nothing when you say them out loud; there is power in that process. Tell a friend. Call your mom. Write it in your diary. Confide in the mirror. However you do it, get your anxieties out in the open so you can let them evaporate. Then, tackle what’s left. Liberate yourself from spiraling thoughts and fear-filled dreams. You don’t need to live like this.
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Challenges make your blood pump harder and your heat beat faster. You rise to the occasion every time, and the competition fuels your self-esteem and self-confidence. The Strength tarot card shows that this is a great week to set yourself a new challenge, enter a competition, or go for a goal. Reach higher than you truly dare to. Take a chance. Push way outside of your comfort zone and then follow it through. This is growth.
TAURUS: PAGE OF CUPS
You are a very artistic sign, which makes sense because you’re ruled by the beautiful Venus. Creativity comes naturally to you, as well as the practical skills to actually make something of your ideas. Whether it’s interior design, fashion, art, or gardening, you like to turn your imagination into something tangible, visible, and real. The Page of Cups invites you to focus on that this week. Consider trying to express your idea by way of a new craft or skill. You feel at peace when you’re creating something, and you always have something wonderful to share at the end of it.
GEMINI: PAGE OF WANDS
Don’t pin yourself down or make any big commitments this week, Gem. Keep it fluid, keep it light, and keep it experimental. Try your luck, but be ready to withdraw and try something else if it doesn’t work out. This is like an interview process: You’re screening lots of options and testing them out before you finally sign the dotted line. The Page of Wands is all about trial and error, experimenting, and trying things out. Be like him.
CANCER: THE EMPEROR
You are a charming, people-pleasing kinda person… until you’re not. And when you’re not, people are often really shocked to see the other side of your nature. The stubborn, resolute, demanding, cold, ruthless side. The Emperor shows that you will be deploying this mode this week, for good reason. Something needs pushing, dragging, and forcing over the line, and you need to summon your determination, power, and assertiveness to make that happen. Be bossy. Take no prisoners. Show them your claws!
LEO: THE MAGICIAN
The Magician means this week is going to be full of luck, coincidence, opportunity, and new ideas. Creativity is magic. Bring your ideas to the foreground and manifest them—the higher you aim, the better the outcomes, so dream big! Entrepreneurship is highly associated with this card, so if you’re nursing ideas of going solo or starting a sideline, then this is a great week to activate those plans. The Magician is there, walking beside you, helping.
VIRGO: KING OF CUPS
Focus on your closest, strongest relationships this week and offer support to your loved ones. You are a great ally, both empathetic and helpful, able to see what is needed and able to make it happen. The King of Cups reveals your emotional intelligence can really help people out this week. You don’t always know what others are going through. So go find out. Ask how they’re doing, probe a little, and notice the signs. Give them what they need (you’ll know): a sympathetic ear, encouragement, reassurance, or even help.
LIBRA: THE TOWER
Adopt a “whatever” attitude this week. I’ll explain: If stuff goes wrong, ends, collapses, or falls… let it. Anything that leaves or tries to leave your life this week isn’t meant to be in it. The universe uses The Tower to kick down stuff that is no good for you, but you have failed to end on your own. Let false, fading, or negative things disappear. Let them collapse. The ground can then be cleared, and you can rebuild on firm foundations. This is going to be an interesting, game-changing week.
Play fair this week, Scorpio. Stick to your moral compass and follow its course. Don’t deviate from the path. Don’t gloat if you’re proven right about something. Don’t be tempted by the fires of revenge or feuding (your Pluto ruler makes you susceptible to this, and you know it). Justice means you’re going to be vindicated and rewarded for something you did right, even if others thought it was wrong. It’s time to be gracious and move on, head held high.
SAGITTARIUS: SEVEN OF CUPS
You are a deeper thinker than people realize; your outgoing, social, slightly chaotic façade makes them underestimate you. The Seven of Cups shows that this an ideas kinda week. It’s a time to share your opinions, theories, and hypotheses. Enjoy having some meaty debates, interesting discussions, and unusual chats with people you might not normally converse with. Expand your circle and talk more openly with new people. You are open-minded and virtually un-offendable, so you’re likely to have a great time, hear new ideas, and form some opinions.
CAPRICORN: NINE OF CUPS
Take a chance this week, Cap, on a dream or goal that you yearn to achieve but feel is slightly out of reach. Don’t worry about your plan/spreadsheet/schedule/strategy… just take a bold, spontaneous leap in your dream’s direction. I promise that the universe will rise up to catch you, bringing with it an opportunity you never expected to receive. Sometimes you can overthink things and plant doubts that prevent you from taking chances. You’ve done the work, put the hours in, and deserve the rewards. Take a risk, and things will work out better than you could expect. The Nine of Cups is a blessing.
AQUARIUS: THE HIGH PRIESTESS
Look inward. Tune in to your inner voice. Pay attention to signs and omens. Get your tarot or oracle cards out and do a reading. Visit a psychic. Meditate. Visualize. Daydream. The High Priestess is an invitation to lean into your intuition and use those insights and ideas to guide your decisions. There’s more going on in the mind and body than we can rationally explain, and to ignore this store of knowledge is to waste it. So, tune in.
PISCES: THREE OF CUPS
Relax, chill, drift around, play, rest… whatever the heck you want to do, Pisces, it’s all alright with the universe! The Three of Cups gives you permission to have fun however you want. We’re here to enjoy our lives, right? Not much else really matters in the end. Live well, live fully, live with gratitude, and live with joy. This is the secret of life.