Tarot Contemplation – Two of Cups

This is a card of Union — the coming together of two or more things to create something new.  The Two of Cups represents romantic attraction, a marriage, a supportive partnership, coming to a compromise, mutual support in a relationship friendship and bonding or a sense of equality between two people or two groups of people.  Whether this card indicates romance, business partners, friends, family members, or the uniting of physical and spiritual realms, when the Two of Cups appears, it always represents equality, balance and mutual give-and-take, particularly in regard to emotional support and understanding.

Tarot Contemplation – The Chariot (reversed)

You can accomplish a great deal today, but discipline is key.  Stay focused on your goals.  Don’t let distractions interfere.  You have the skills and resources to achieve what you want, but not without effort.  When the Chariot appears reversed, there is trouble with making progress.  You may have all you need to move forward but lack the confidence to work towards your dreams.  You may not feel deserving of happiness, or you may feel stifled by fear.  Try to overcome your doubt.  It is likely that your thoughts are limiting you more than the reality of the situation.  This card could also indicate that your energy is scattered.  You may be unclear about what you want, or you may feel pressured to put others’ desires before your own.  Take time to go inside yourself and seek clarity about your priorities.  The Chariot reversed may indicate movement, but it is movement that has not been thought through clearly.  You may be overconfident and rushing ahead before completing the foundational steps necessary to achieve your goal.  Your actions now may also be unethical or harmful to yourself or others.  This card is advising you to slow down and look at the bigger picture.  It could also indicate travel trouble, especially when travel is over land.  Be sure to have your vehicle tuned up before a long trip and allow yourself extra time to get to appointments.

Tarot Contemplation – Five of Wands (reversed)

The number Five represents a challenge that will allow for further growth.  Fives are an initial struggle on a new path.  Five is the number of disequilibrium — shaking things up, breaking old habits, passing through the fire to be made stronger.  Learning and movement are represented by the number Five.  Five is the number of the Throat Chakra, which is concerned with communication.  The number Five also links the astrological sign of Leo, as the fifth sign of the zodiac, and the planet Saturn, the god who fathered Jupiter,  Neptune and Pluto, and the god who represents Time.  Saturn is associated with self-control, limitation and maturation.  The suit of wands symbolize the element of Fire.  Wands represent inspiration, life force, motivation, power and desire.  They also represent the connection between the spiritual and material, as we can see when we think of magic wands.

Chances are you’re feeling feisty today.  You may get involved in a heated debate, or have a craving for some fun competition.  The warning is to not get too attached to winning — keep it light, have fun.  New ideas and strengthened friendships are possible.  The Five of Wands reversed may indicate when a disagreement is finally resolved.  You may be ready to admit you were wrong or apologize to someone, or someone may apologize to you.  However, beware of smoothing over a situation to avoid conflict as the issue may come up again and again until you confront it.  This card may also come up when you back down too quickly when faced with opposition.  Remember that challenging situations often have the most rewarding outcomes.  If you are finding a relationship dull, this card could indicated a need for increased competitiveness.  Play sports or board games together.  This card could also indicate inner conflict, like wanting to do two things that cannot both be done together; litigation; disputes; trickery; contradiction.

Tarot Contemplation – Four of Pentacles (reversed)

When the Four of Pentacles appears reversed, it can be either suggesting that you are clinging too tightly to your material resources, or that you are letting them go too easily.  You may have finally come into some money after a time of frugelness and are now “throwing your money away” as an overcompensation.  You may feel like others are pressuring you to spend more than feels comfortable for you, or that others are being unnecessarily greedy.  You may be giving up material comforts in order to grow spiritually.  So, for today, be cautious about your health and finances.  Remember how important your well being and long-term goals are to you.  Even if you’ve slipped into some unhealthy habit, or frivolous spending, lately, you’ve still made some amazing progress and built a solid foundation for success.  Today is a great day to get back on track.

Tarot Contemplation – King of Wands (reversed)

When the King of Wands appears reversed, it indicates that you or someone around you is having trouble with authenticity.  It could be that you are having trouble knowing what you truly want or who you want to be.  You could be doing things that don’t feel aligned with your authentic self.  Someone else may seem like a phoney to you, perhaps a bit quick-tempered and/or self-righteous.  You may come across someone who is a real charmer, but does not follow up on his or her promises.  You may be using authenticity as an excuse to do whatever you want.  You, or someone around you, may have an attitude that says, “I am who I am, and if you don’t like it, I don’t give a damn.”  Though it is important to follow our inner light, doing so with lack of consideration may be ill-advised.  This card could also be a warning against risky behavior, such as gambling with your financial security or physical safety.  Ask yourself if you could survive the worst-case outcome of the risk you’re taking.  If not, a change of plans is in order.

Tarot Contemplation – Queen of Cups

The Queen of Cups represents a mature woman of fair complexion and golden hair who holds a lidded cup or chalice.  She is described as a model of a loving virtue, one who is purer of heart than most.  A loving mother.  A loyal friend.  She may see visions in her Cup.  However, she acts on what she sees and her activity feeds her dream.  She inspires you as a role model:  good, fair, honest, devoted.  She will be of service to you in employing her loving intelligence, gift of vision; success, happiness, pleasure, wisdom and virtue.  This woman could also represent the perfect spouse and a good mother.

Tarot Contemplation – Ten of Swords

When the 10 of Swords appears, it is likely that the situation has become as bad as it possibly can.  This is rock bottom and enough is enough.  There is nowhere to go but up.  This card represents someone who has a great amount of self-pity, who feels like a martyr — like they’ve made huge sacrifices for others and received nothing in return.  If this is you, ask yourself what you gain by feeling like this.  Is feeling sorry for yourself helping you move forward?  If not, pick yourself up and get on with life.  Take the lessons you’ve learned with you so you don’t make the same mistakes again.

Tarot Contemplation – Two of Swords (reversed)

The Two of Swords reversed could mean making a decision based on our emotions or using faulty logic.  You may feel emotionally pressured to make a decision or take action, and do so against your own best judgment.  You may have ideas about what is right in a situation, but keep quiet so as not to make things complicated for yourself.  This card could also appear when you are giving someone the silent treatment in order to manipulate their feelings or behavior.  Ask yourself if you are really being fair in this relationship, or if you are only acting in your own interest.

Tarot Contemplation – Ace of Pentacles

One is the seed that holds the potential for new growth.  One is the starting point, or the presentation of an opportunity.  One represents the masculine principle of creation.  The energy of the one must be acted upon in order for growth to occur.  One is the number of the Root Chakra, which is the foundation of the system. This card presents an opportunity for real, concrete growth.  It can be a healthy beginning in a new project … a chance to improve your health … a gift that you can use for further gain … money that you can invest in your future … a new job opportunity, or a chance for promotion … or even a good time to start a garden or begin improving your home.  This is a time to strengthen your roots, to ground and center your body and to begin building the foundation for the future.  Spend time in nature.  You will find fresh inspiration there.  Like all Aces, this is a seed that must be nurtured in order for it come to fruition.  Don’t overlook this gift you are being given.

Tarot Contemplation – Queen of Pentacles (reversed)

Nurture yourself and your loved ones today through practical, loving action.  Think of your chores as sacred.  Honor your environment by cleaning it.  Bless your body by eating some nutritious and delicious food and enjoying some gorgeous exercise.  Bestow a little extra care upon your family, housemates, or pets.  The care you invest today will only serve to multiply your abundance.  When the Queen of Pentacles appears reversed, it is a signal to look at the relationship between yourself, your body and your physical environment.

You may be treating yourself badly, particularly in terms of how you are treating your body.  You may be eating or drinking things that bring you momentary satisfaction, but that you know are bad for you.  Pay attention to how you feel after indulging in these “treats”; are the long-term costs really worth the short-term pleasure?  You may bew eating or drinking in order to soothe difficult feelings, what is commonly called “emotional eating”.  While this may provide you a quick fix in the moment, chances are good that drowning your emotions with food or drink ultimately leads to even more difficult emotions.  Try to let your emotions flow, rather than burying them with food.  When we let ourselves really feel our emotions, we can begin to get to the root of our troubles.  Short-term fixes don’t encourage us to grow.

Tarot Contemplation – Five of Pentacles (reversed)

You are being urged to reconsider your feelings of not having enough.  It can be a positive card letting you know that your unemployment and time of lacking will be coming to an end.  You may finally find a job or get that check you’ve been waiting for.  On the other hand, if you still feel like you do not have enough, this card is telling you to look at the reasons why that may be.  You may have been too proud to ask for help that you need.  You may have been spending more than you could realistically afford.  You may be blaming others for your lack of money and security and, hence, failing to take the matter into your own hands.  This card may be telling you that in order to improve your material comfort you need to take responsibility for your situation.  Ask for help. Start looking for a job.  Review your budget and stick to it.

Tarot Contemplation – Knight of Pentacles

He rides a slow, enduring, heavy horse to which his own aspect corresponds.  He exhibits his symbol (the pentacle), but does not look beyond the coin.  This is because the Knight of Pentacles values comfort, security and most of all, luxury.  This Knight is a person or an aspect of yourself that is all about utility, servicebleness, interest, responsibility and rectitude … all on the normal and external/mundane plane.  On the one hand, you (or another) are cautious and slow-moving, but dependable.  You are the squeaky wheel.  On the other hand, such caution is causing you to be very careful about everything you do and that, at times, gets you so caught up in the details that progress is halted.  Continue to take what you’ve learned from your studies and experience and use it in very practical ways.

Tarot Contemplation – The Hanged Man

You’ve had several days to slow your roll and reassess your current direction … and now it’s time to relinquish control and let go to let it flow.  You might even be required to sacrifice on something to promote your own spiritual growth.  So, now is the time to get back in touch with the spiritual aspects of yourself.  Take the time to observe your environment and situation from a new perspective.  Review what has come before.  Notice the blessings that came out of hardship.  It is a good time to look at past entries in your journal to assist you in shedding more light on knowing who you are.

Tarot Contemplation – King of Wands (reversed)

When the King of Wands appears reversed, it indicates that you or someone around you is having trouble with authenticity.  It could be that you are having trouble knowing what you truly want or who you want to be. You could be doing things that don’t feel aligned with your authentic self.  Someone else may seem like a phoney to you.  You may come across someone who is a real charmer, but does not follow up on his or her promises.  You may be using authenticity as an excuse to do whatever you want.  You, or someone around you, may have an attitude that says, “I am who I am and if you don’t like it, I don’t give a damn.”  Though it is important to follow our inner light, doing so with lack of consideration may be ill-advised.  The King of Wands reversed could also be a warning against risky behavior, such as gambling with your financial security or physical safety.  Ask yourself if you could survive the worst-case outcome of the risk you’re taking.  If not, a change of plans may be in order.  Sit down and think about your goals today.  You have a very clear understanding of yourself, what you’re capable of, and what you want in your future.  Use that energy to get intentional.  Not only can you set great goals today, you also have the energy to start working towards them.

Tarot Contemplation – Ten of Cups (reversed)

When the Ten of Cups appears reversed, you are having trouble feeling emotionally fulfilled.  You may be noticing all that others have and feeling like you are lacking.  You may have unrealistic ideals about fairy-tale endings that will never be possible to achieve.  Your family may be having troubles that cause everyone to feel isolated from others.  This card can indicate marital troubles, separation or divorce.  You may be u sing the love someone feels for you against them, or feeling like someone is abusing your feelings.  If you are feeling very alone, this card could be advising you to cultivate love for yourself and appreciation for what you have in order to increase your own happiness.  This in turn will increase your attractiveness to others.

Tarot Contemplation – Knight of Pentacles

The Knight of Pentacles is a cautious, slow-moving, dependable person.  He is very careful about everything he does and sometimes gets so caught up in the details that progress is halted.  The progress he does make, however, is sturdy and long-lasting.  He is a loyal and reliable friend.  He may sometimes be boring or stubborn, but he gives well-thought out and practical advice.  He can be controlling and may value principles and rules over all else.  He vales comfort and security, and loves luxury.  He is able to take what he’s learned from academic studies and past experiences and use it in very practical ways.

Tarot Contemplation – The Devil

The Number 6 is associated with this card … Six is a number of harmony and balance, love and happiness, service and social responsibility.  Six represents initial success and a chance to take a break, and is also a sign of the work that remains to be done.  Six represents compassion and generosity and taking care of everyday needs.  Six is the number of the Third Eye Chakra, which relates to perception and intuition.  The Devil is analogous to indulgence and material pleasure.  When this card appears, there is something you do that feels good, but is not good for your health or well-being.  You know you shouldn’t have another glass of wine, charge those shoes to your credit card, or fall into bed with that troublesome lover, but you do it anyway.  You may be ignoring your higher self and be disconnected from spirit.  In some way, you are deceiving yourself.  Sometimes, the Devil shows up when a little fun is exactly what you need.  Sometimes we need to let go, break our own rules and forget about the consequences until tomorrow.

Tarot Contemplation – Knight of Cups (reversed)

Today is a great day for creative play and for spending time with people you love.  You have a lot of love and passion flowing through you, find ways to share it.  It’s not a great day for big decisions however; the dreamy energy surrounding you today could make something seem better than it actually is.  When the Knight of Cups is reversed, the flow of emotions is excessive or blocked.  You may be overly sensitive, letting your emotions get in the way of mental clarity or getting things done.  You may be following your heart from place to place or person to person,without allowing time to develop your interests or relationships.  You or someone you know may be using fantasy or substances to escape reality in a dysfunctional way.  Emotions could be being used as a weapon, such as when someone vows love just to get into another’s bed.  Alternatively, the Knight of Cups may appear reversed when emotions are failing to flow.  You may be hiding your feelings or unable to know your heart’s desire.  This could also be a card indicating creative blocks, such as not being happy with any of the artwork you’ve done lately, or being unable to come up with a good idea for your next work.  In this case, a break may be helpful.

Tarot Contemplation – The Hermit (reversed)

The number Nine is associated with The Hermit, which often signifies completion mostly in a material sense.  Nines represent a time for looking back over what one has done and feeling secure enough in one’s achievements that one is able to dedicate resources to others.  It is also a time to integrate one’s achievements into the complete vision of one’s life.  So the energies concur for you today:  solitude is your friend.  Make sure you get plenty of alone time.  Get to know yourself.  What you learn will help you in more ways than you know.  When the Hermit appears reversed, you are being asked to look carefully at the role of solitude in your life.  If you’ve been feeling irritable, depressed or moody lately, you may want to take some time alone.  Don’t take it personally if a loved one is pushing you away at this time; we all need time for ourselves occasionally.  It could be that though you are around other people, you are keeping your thoughts and feelings private for now.  Alternatively, The Hermit may show up reversed when you have been avoiding other people in order to avoid dealing with some situation, or when antisocial has become a dysfunctional habit for you.  It may be time to consider getting out there and connecting with others.

Tarot Contemplation – Knight of Swords

Here you are, the Wind in your hair: like pure-hearted Galahad, charging ahead at full speed as if you’re righteously scattering your enemies swift and sure. You know what you want today and have the determination to get it. However, you ought to slow down and think your plan through. Your mind is being influenced by intelligent though reactive Gemini, whose energies are also associated with this Knight as a double-edged sword. Though planning may seem boring to you right now, it could ultimately save you a lot of trouble in the long run. If you rush ahead, without considering the details, you are likely to say or do something that you’ll regret later.

Tarot Contemplation – Three of Pentacles

Again, the Number Three and the influence of yesterday’s Empress card energies continues to figure prominently in our affairs today.  Swirling about us are the influences of Earth, Mars and Capricorn.  A synthesis coming together to become more than the sum of their parts.  The apprentice or amateur has received his/her reward and is now at work in earnest.  A project is beginning to manifest.  People are coming together to make something happen.  The foundation is being poured for the new house.  Progress is being made on the first draft of that big essay.  You are beginning the apprenticeship that will lead to mastery of your profession.  You are using what you have learned to turn a profit.  The intentions you have sent to the Universe are beginning to come to fruition.  It is important when this card appears that you are mindful that this is an early stage of progress and you still have much to learn. Watch how others work and listen to criticism so that you can continue to grow.  This is the time to assess your project and see if it is line with your larger goals.  If it is, persevere.  If not, spend some time choosing the right activities and partnerships to lead you toward your long-term goals.

Tarot Contemplation – The Empress

The Number Three is associated with The Empress card.  Three represents synthesis — two coming together to become more than the sum of their parts.  Three is the number of trinity of body, mind and spirit; heaven, earth and water; past, present and future.  The number three signifies love, vital force, creative success and positive energy.  This card is all about getting in touch with your “feminine” side. This isn’t related to gender — it’s more about the qualities that are traditionally associated with anima-type energies.  They’re more sensitive, intuitive, reflective and passive. They’re introspective and creative as opposed to extroverted and dynamic. But they are just as powerful and can enrich your life in ways you never dreamed possible.  Keep in mind that the Empress can be so giving and caring that she winds up neglecting her own needs. You want to remember your own strength and power as you navigate your relationships with others.  There is a rich inner world that each of us — male or female — possess, yet few of us take the time to fully explore. It’s a lush, fertile garden where primitive instincts and natural desires reside. This card may describe a person in your life — a mother, sister, role model or friend — and if so, know that she’s here to teach you something. The Empress knows that any “garden” can flourish when it’s tended to with love.  You may be exploring your own feminine instincts this week, or you may be taking a more supportive role in your personal relationships. You might also be exploring a different kind of fertility: such as giving birth to a creative project or a body of work.  Whatever role you’re taking on this week — whether you’re caring for another or tapping into your feminine side in other ways — know that it’s going to be less about the mark you make on the outer world and more about tending to the world you’re creating within.

Tarot Contemplation – The Moon

The Moon is a card of darkness (not knowing about things), illusion (things hidden) and the unconscious.  Now is time to pay attention to your intuition and dreams.  What do your deepest feelings tell you about your current situation?  What are you most afraid of right now?  Sometimes the most profound growth is found in facing our deepest fears.  You may be hiding something from others or yourself.  Someone may also be hiding something from you, contributing to the confusion and fear you’re feeling.  The Moon advises us to go within to seek better understanding before taking action.  It may be wise to keep some things hidden for now.  The Moon also represents the present (waxing) Moon itself, the Equinox and the effects of the Grand  Cross, as well as the changes brought by Spring.

Tarot Contemplation – Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune reminds us that change is inevitable.  However things are now, they will most definitely not stay the same forever.  Therefore, do not get attached to one way of being and do not try to control everything because you cannot.  Simply, center yourself to remain calm and have a clear mind for good decisions in spite of everything around seemingly out of control.  If you’ve been down on your luck, hang on to your hat because change is a-comin’.

Tarot Contemplation – The Devil (reversed)

Pay attention to what you feel resentful towards or burdened by today. Whatever you are feeling weighed down by, remember, it is something you chose, and also something you can unchoose. Assess whether you want to remain committed to that which you have tied yourself to. It may not seem like it, but you do have a choice. Some sort of breakthrough has happened, or is about to happen … and this is the signal that the time has come for you to take control over your life.

Tarot Contemplation – Judgment (reversed)

Judgment may appear reversed when there is difficulty tuning into your higher calling, or when judgmental thinking is an obstacle. You may be trying to get clear about the best direction to take, but feel like you’re getting nowhere. Seek solitude and unplug so you can tune into your own voice. You may have trouble trusting your own voice. You may have ideas or fantasies that seem so impossible or unconventional that you quickly dismiss them. While it’s true that we have to start from where we are, remember that anyone who ever made a dream come true started with one small step. What can you do now to create the future you dream of? Judgment may also be reversed when we are being judgmental of others,or are feeling judged by others. Remember that what’s true for you is not necessarily someone else’s truth; we are all permitted to choose our own priorities in life. Try not to make assumptions about someone’s behavior; it’s likely you don’t know their whole story. If you feel judged by someone else, try not to let it get to you. Just do your best by your own assessment. Fear of others’ judgment may be holding you back from pursuing your dreams. What’s worse, though: being judged by others for following your heart, or getting to the end of your life and feeling full of regret for all the things you never did?

Tarot Contemplation – The Devil

Pay attention to what you feel resentful towards or burdened by today. Whatever you are feeling weighed down by, remember, it is something you chose, and also something you can unchoose. Assess whether you want to remain committed to that which you have tied yourself to. It may not seem like it, but you do have a choice. The Devil is a card of indulgence and material pleasure. When the Devil appears, there is something you do that feels good, but its not good for your health or well-being. You know you shouldn’t have another glass of wine, charge those shoes to your credit card, or fall into bed with that troublesome lover, but you do it anyway. You may be ignoring your higher self and be disconnected from spirit. In some way, you are deceiving yourself. Sometimes, the Devil shows up when a little fun is exactly what you need. Sometimes, we need to let go, break our own rules and forget about the consequences until tomorrow.

Tarot Contemplation – The Hierophant (reversed)

Today is a day for learning. Ask yourself, “What one thing could I learn that would improve my life now?” Once you’ve decided your subject, hit the books. Go to the recognized experts and pay close attention to their words. Once you’ve absorbed the traditional teachings on this subject, you can begin to innovate, but for now be a willing and cooperative student. The Hierophant Reversed represents problems with traditions and societal norms. You may be questioning or rebelling against some tradition or societal norm. The way things are usually done may not be working for you. You may notice that traditional practices are harmful or impractical and may even participate in revolutionary action or protest. You may be rebelling for the sake of rebelling. A rebel without a cause. Ask if your actions stem from your deepest desires, or if you are just doing the opposite of what’s expected of you. This card also appears reversed to advise you to examine your usual way of thinking or acting. Perhaps your usual way of doing something is not in line with the life you’d like to live. Maybe the beliefs you formed in early life no longer serve your purpose. What was once useful to you may now be limiting. This card also appears when you are bothered by your conscience. You may be confused about the right thing to do or say. You may be riddled with guilt or regret. You may be feeling weary from constantly living up to the expectations that seem imposed upon you. The Hierophant Reversed can also represent a teacher with questionable methods. This teacher may use intimidation or shame as a teaching tactic. The lessons being passed may be unethical or outdated. This teacher may take advantage of their position of authority. Lastly, this card may also represent divorce or leaving a religion.

Tarot Contemplation – The Fool (reversed)

Today, look at your relationship with limits. On the one hand, you may be limiting yourself and your potential by never taking risks. You may be making assumptions about every possible path before even trying it out. You may think to yourself, “I already know what will happen if I do that, so why even try?” Though there is value in past experience, be wary of being closed off to new experiences. You may be pleasantly surprised. On the other hand,The Fool reversed may be urging you to act with more constraint. It may be that you have forgotten everything you learned in the past and are acting foolishly in a situation. You may be so in love with adventure and newness that you are bypassing opportunities to commit and grow in any one area. It is good to be curious and try new things, but there is also value in settling down and diving deeper into what you already have.

Tarot Contemplation – The Emperor

The Emperor has been described as (a) will embodied in form, but this is only one of its applications, and (b) as an expression of virtualities contained in the Absolute Being — but this is a fantasy. The Emperor’s message is this: It is time to think logically and rationally about your situation. Rules, stability and structure are central to the current situation. If you have a position of leadership, use your intellect to make the best decisions for your team. The Emperor urges you to increase the stability in your life. There may be a need for you to set limits on your own behavior in order to achieve your goals. Your father or a father-figure may be relevant to the situation at hand. Think about what fatherhood and masculinity mean to you.

Tarot Contemplation – The Emperor (reversed)

 

For today, make a to-do list and get to it.  No excuses.  No distractions.  You can get a lot of meaningful work done today, but only if you take responsibility for yourself.  The Emperor is a card of authority, structure and security.  When he appears reversed, there is probably some problem in one of these areas.  The card could represent someone who is abusing their power.  It may be that the person in charge of your situation, whether it is you or someone else, has let their power go to their head.  They may be overly controlling or critical.  They may put their own needs before the greater good.  They may be deceitful or greedy.  They may be lazy or unmotivated, or just not qualified for the position they hold.  The Emperor can also appear reversed when a situation is not safe or predictable.  Rules and structure are missing.  Chaos prevails.  If you are trying to get something done, but do not have a plan or structure, you may find you make no progress.  Alternatively, if you are too structured and rigid, the Emperor Reversed may be prompting you to shake up your routine and be a little less predictable for the sake of creativity.  This card can also indicate trouble with boundaries.  You may find it difficult to say “no” or to avoid taking on other people’s “stuff”.  Or, you may be pushing your own “stuff” on to others.  The Emperor is the father in the Tarot, and when he appears reversed, there may be problems with a father figure or in taking on the role of father.  You may have trouble in your relationship with your father, or, if you are a father, with your children.  Your father may be ill.

Tarot Contemplation – The Hanged Man

It’s time for a bit of deep thinking today as you may feel that things are getting on top of you. The Hanged Man usually implies you will dig deep into your emotions and thoughts before coming up with an answer. Be careful you don’t get stuck in any negatives which may arise.

For Love: If your partner seems a little distant today it is best to give them some space. There seems to be a lot going on below the surface of their mood and if you inadvertently overstep the mark by pushing for answers, you may find yourself at the receiving end of either harsh words or silence.

For Work: This is a good day to work alone. Keep your head down and get on with the work at hand. Do not make any waves today as things may not be as they seem. Do your own thing and let others do theirs.

Tarot Contemplation – Justice

The Justice card shows you where something in your life may be out of balance. Keep an eye out today for anything that seems unfair to you and act accordingly. You are aiming for harmony today so any interactions need to be handled with logic and intellect as opposed to emotional outbursts.

For Love: When dealing with your love life do not get too caught up in who is right and who is wrong. If you do, any discussions you are having could quickly turn into an argument. State your case, listen to the other person, and find mutual ground to go forward.

For Work: You may have more on your plate today than you care to deal with. You need to prioritise any tasks which come to hand and, if possible, distribute part of your heavy workload to someone else if you cannot manage on your own. The Justice card can help with this organization as it is all about balance and fairness.

Tarot Contemplation – Death

An ending before an utter transformation, like the caterpillar in a cocoon … on the verge of becoming a butterfly.  It is time to get rid of what is no longer useful.  Seek closure before moving on.  You may be about to end a job, move house, or end a relationship.  This may not be an easy change, but it is necessary for your maturation and well-being.  If you’ve been feeling stuck, this card advises you to look around and decide what to let go of.  Only when you free up stagnant energy will new things come to you.  If you are going through a time of painful loss, find solace in knowing that you will look back at this time as the beginning of a new chapter in your life.  Let go and trust in the universe.

Tarot Contemplation – The Star

Today is a new day and a new opportunity for joy! Find ways to refresh your environment and yourself. Have a long and lovely bath, tidy up your room, declutter, practice forgiveness. Make space for wonderful new things in your life. After the destruction of the Tower, the Star brings optimism for a fresh start. Trust in the constantly changing nature of the universe. After the darkest hour comes the dawn of a new day. You are on a healing path. Be sure to nurture both the physical and spiritual aspects of your life. Do what is practically required, while at the same time visualizing an ideal future. Calmness and stillness may be required to heal completely. If someone in your life needs healing, the Star is telling you that optimism and gentle nurturing are required. In a creative venture, the Star can be a sign of success. Astrology and other divinatory arts are conveying messages to you. Pay attention to the cosmos!