• Week of 24 January 2022

    Week of 24 January 2022

    Aries

    You leap off the page, Aries. You’re like a character in a novel or a film. The sun is shining, and there you are amid its golden glow. But that’s not quite how you’re feeling at the moment. Something has occurred to dim your light. It’s left you feeling exhausted and drained of emotional reserves. Something has ended or is about to end. There’s a change in the air, and it’s got you worried about how others will view your achievements.

    Perhaps some subterfuge in the recent past is to blame. Maybe someone tried dancing rings around you, and you’ve worn yourself out trying to keep up. Or perhaps it was you whose guile and strategic balancing act put you on a treadmill that has worn you out. 

    You’ve been working hard, that’s for sure. 

    I sometimes think when we’re new to something, or there’s pressure to get something done ahead of a more reasonable schedule, it can feel like that kind of crazy headless-chook-dash around the yard. I suspect that you have felt like someone who’s been constantly dashing here and there. But the reality is, you’ve been steady and driven. And yet your aims and methods have somehow been pushed to their limits, and that’s left you wondering whether you’ve made a good show of it.

    To use another analogy, you probably feel like you’ve been putting out spot fires and haven’t had the time to attend to the work you feel you ought to attend to. You feel like you’re getting stuff done, but will it measure up?

    Underneath it all, you know that’s it’s about managing your resources—your energy (and your enthusiasm). You can’t do it all. And you need to take time out for yourself, or you’ll be no use to anyone, dear Aries. I know you’re worried about what others will think of you if you can’t pull this off—whatever it is that’s demanding so much of your emotional energy. But by focusing on how others might see you, you will lose sight of your goals and end up in a tangle of worry and sleepless nights. In the end, it will lead you astray. You may find yourself ruing the path you took if it’s not the route that you would have taken. If you were to stop for a moment and give your mind and heart time to relax and speak to you from that deep well of authority, perception, and intelligence that lies within you, Aries, what advice would you give yourself?

    So let’s step back for a moment. I’m not gonna lie or spin you a fairy tale ending here. Because, at the end of this week, you will feel exhausted. But you’ll also feel delighted with the result if you take the time to check in with yourself and listen to the wise counsel of your higher self. That counsel will tell you this much, at least: you are magnificent, Aries. You don’t need to derive your value from the views of others. Of course, you need to follow the directions of relevant supervisors and clients, etc. But you don’t need to pander to them. You just need to deliver. And you certainly don’t need to pander to the expectations of anyone who’s not in a position to actually judge your work in the end.

    It’s easy to forget this. It’s easy to forget who you’re doing it all for when others chime in with their opinions. They may well say that you are headed along a path to destruction. But listen to yourself. If you have thought this through and given yourself time to think and reflect—time to identify what it is that you’re really after, what matters most—then you will realize that you are the person who must ultimately be satisfied with your actions. And when you become your own boss, by stepping up and being true to your goals and values, you will always find reasons to be joyous and proud of the effort you put in—even if it leaves you feeling exhausted.

    The end of next week will see you complete a significant project or cycle. People may well suggest that you’ve gone off-piste. Maybe you have. But, as long as you checked the route and made preparations for such an exhilarating ride, you will come through with the satisfaction of meeting your own exacting requirements, and a wish may very well come true. The delights that this brings will more than compensate for the fatigue you feel at the end of it all. Yet the exhaustion that comes with hard work that pays off is proof of your shining efforts.

    Looking for more? Check out these links to horoscopes and other readings from around the web:

    Jessica Adams

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    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

    Taurus

    You’ve been very productive, Taurus. Or perhaps, this isn’t about your work-life alone. Maybe you’ve met (or have already in your life) someone who fills your emotional cup. The thing is, your emotional life (as it relates to the feelings you have for the ones you love or hope to love) is vital to what you are building right now, Taurus. 

    You want to lay firm foundations, and you have the skills and mastery to pull it off. It’ll take a dash of daring, self-confidence, and maybe a dash of inspiration. But it will lead to the solid firm ground you are seeking if you trust in yourself and what you know to be your merits, skills, and abilities. You’re onto this already, of course. Taurus, I suspect you have been working towards this for quite a while. Yet I see that you’re feeling edgy and ready to get going on all fronts. There’s a buzz in the air. People are talking. Someone is a little miffed, maybe? Perhaps they feel like they’ve been left standing outside while you get down to work on what you are building. Or maybe they envy your abilities and all the good things you have going for you right now. I know, sometimes, when there is a reckoning—when fairness comes into play at last, and all the cronies who have benefited from unearned privileges realize that those privileges are crumbling and a new order of equality has arrived—I know, sometimes there’s bitterness from those who feel they’re losing out. But all they have lost is their unearned privilege. You know this well enough, Taurus. You don’t need me to tell you that the world is getting fairer, and you are seizing the day.

    An underlying sense of hope guides your quest to lay down something meaningful in your vocational life—because this is somehow connected to your family life or dreams of establishing a fulfilling life with someone special. Your energy and your resilience are in step in this week. Though you may feel a little shaky, you know that the only way to go now is towards your goals. You know that fairness and equality play some part in all of this. If you are a woman or of a minority group, or any group that has suffered injustice in the past, the stakes are high in this sense. Will things play out fairly? Will your efforts be recognized and valued for what they are? Because you are doing something that is possibly setting tongues wagging. Your ambition is to make this thing work. You’ve got love in your heart for the ones dear to you and enthusiasm and commitment towards your dreams and ambitions. You have a kind and open heart, Taurus, and want to see the good you can do pay off for those around you.

    And I think you will find yourself reaching that point where all the pieces of life come together in a happy union, Taurus. This week will find you feeling content in your world if you put your deepest and purest values in the frame—if you know yourself fully and understand how capable you really are. 

    Nurture that glimmer of hope that you feel in your belly, and turn those butterflies into a beautiful reality. 

    Looking for more? Check out these links to horoscopes and other readings from around the web:

    Jessica Adams

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    Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology

    The Majestic Tarot

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

    Gemini

    You’re exhausted right now and feeling like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, Gemini. I know the feeling, believe me. On top of all that, did you put your foot in your mouth recently? Or maybe it was someone else. Either way, it’s not important. You’ve come through a long hard struggle, and, yes, you still have a way to go. But beneath the anxiety and the fatigue is a deepening awareness of your worth and the valuable contribution you can make to whatever you set your mind to. 

    Others may be looking on and thinking this is the end of the road for you. You’re hoping to pull it all together and come out shining like burnished gold, with the glow of success about you. At this stage, what’s clear is that there is more work up ahead. This time, it won’t be emotionally exhausting—just the satisfying feeling of having exerted yourself and of a job well done. But, you need to be diligent this week, Gemini. Get clear about your goals. Identify your leads and work towards the future you want to create for yourself. There are no promises at the end of the week, but a change in fortune is possible. You get to decide which way the wheel turns—whether you measure success or failure. And the decider comes down to how conscientious you are. 

    The opportunities that lie up ahead are tantalizing, Gemini. But they demand effort. Not a back-breaking effort. More like careful planning and attention to the less glamorous aspects of work—turning up and keeping an eye on what needs your attention. If you do so, you will find when you throw your hat in the ring and turn up for whatever challenge faces you that you are competitive and that there are people on your side, willing to fight your corner.

    In such an atmosphere, a cherished wish may come true. But, it will involve making a choice between two or more options. So, be prepared and, like I said, do the work. Understand what you’re up against, know what you want, research your options and make that decision with a clear head, knowing that you’ve been diligent, realistic, and focused on what you want to achieve. This is about you, your leadership qualities, the strength of your vision, and your tenacity, dear Gemini.

    Looking for more? Check out these links to horoscopes and other readings from around the web:

    Jessica Adams

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    The Majestic Tarot

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

    Cancer

    You’re full of ideas this week, Cancer. But the world of imagination can be tricky territory to navigate, so arm yourself with a bit of tenderness and kindness towards yourself. I know you’ve been taking care of yourself recently, giving yourself room to think and be, and that’s great. I’m just mindful of the road ahead and how you need to keep your wellbeing (on all fronts) carefully in mind. 

    Right now, you feel like you’re moving into unknown territory—things may look stable and calm up ahead, but you know that’s never the complete story. It’s not a matter of how things appear but the deeper reality beneath the surface. 

    Still, that surface reality is wearing you down a little, Cancer. Your mind has settled upon some injustice. And minds like yours are made for wielding words of wisdom that unsettle wrongs and move others to do better. You may not be aware of this, but the feeling of being burdened and overwhelmed will this week be transformed into enthusiasm by the keenness of your mind. Your intellect isn’t the snappish or vainglorious kind, Cancer. You’re not meddlesome or patronizing by any stretch. Yet someone’s troubles will catch your eye and, in an instant, you’ll have a solution—not necessarily for the individual specifically. This is more in the nature of an idea or process that leads to greater stability, which lightens the burden others carry. 

    It’s sagacious energy—cool, clever, and strategic rather than dramatic and fast. And it’s triggered by the burden you see troubling others. Your ideas are motivated by a deep sense of the need for balance in the world. And all because of some wrongdoing that comes across your radar this week, Cancer, as you move through your own troubles and into better days. 

    Perhaps the wrongdoing was specific to you and your situation. You are coming out of a challenging phase and moving into better times, after all. I imagine that you’re thinking of putting your experience to work helping others by sharing your story or by developing your ideas in ways that shake up the status quo and get people thinking a little differently. As long as you think carefully and are mindful of the way your actions affect those around you, your cool head in a crisis might be just what’s needed to help others achieve the serenity that you have mastered, Cancer.

    Looking for more? Check out these links to horoscopes and other readings from around the web:

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    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

    Leo

    Right now, Leo, your keen mind is in overdrive, and your brain is spinning its wheels—or maybe just that one hamster wheel (you know the one I mean). You have an urge to do something. You’re full of ideas, and you’re wondering if those ideas are ready to share with the world. 

    In the past, you experienced a situation that seems to be clouding your judgment right now. It’s making you feel a little nervous about bringing your work to light. Perhaps somebody stole your ideas or failed to give proper acknowledgment. Perhaps it’s just that you were so worried about the possibility of theft that you chose to keep everything close to your chest. But now you’re thinking, Maybe it’s time I brought this forward.

    Deep down, you know, Leo—you’ve been sitting with this idea for a while now. You’ve thought it through, and you’re kind of excited because you know you can make a valuable contribution to humankind—in a big or small way.

    Trust yourself, Leo. If you have taken steps to critically evaluate your plan or ideas, then isn’t it time you moved forward with it? If you have an idea and it’s a sound one, then you owe it to yourself to take the lead with it.

    Others see you as a courageous and capable leader. You appear this way to the world—or to those who matter in this situation—even though you’re stressing on the inside. You’re hoping to make some serious financial gains with this. You want to bring about meaningful, material change that will benefit you and those around you. And that’s just what you are capable of, Leo. Your efforts in bringing your ideas, or the ideas that you support in your leadership role, could very well usher in a period of success that cements your financial wellbeing, independence, and social standing.

    Looking for more? Check out these links to horoscopes and other readings from around the web:

    Jessica Adams

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    Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology

    The Majestic Tarot

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

    Virgo

    You’ve been through a hell of a battle, Virgo. There’s been some kind of struggle as you’ve fought to find your place in the world—probably in a business or vocational sense. Whether you’re a student, business owner, freelancer, team leader, or just putting your CV out and about, it’s been a hard road—one that’s left you little time to settle on your haunches or stop and reflect. It’s hard keeping your chin up when you have to work as hard as you’ve been working, Virgo, and yet, that’s just what you’re doing.

    Right now, you’re justly satisfied with what you’ve achieved. And objectively, your success is clearly apparent to others. You have the look and manner of someone who is thriving—you’re someone who makes hard work look easy. And yet you know how much you’ve sacrificed—the hours, opportunities, and time you’ve given to achieve your success has all been with your goals firmly in mind. No wonder you’re feeling so self-satisfied and serene. 

    As you come through the tougher phases of your endeavor and out into the calmer waters of these final stages, you really are hoping that things will go smoothly for you from here on out. Yet, there’s a whiff of misgiving up ahead, by the look of things. It could be you, or it could be that someone else has something snarky to say about your achievements. Maybe they’re just trying to ruffle your feathers. Because their views are out of step with everyone else’s, that’s for sure. To others, you exemplify the benefits of being organized and conscientious. Go, Virgo! I wish I had your stamina. 

    So don’t let any grumbling or misgivings dim your light or curb your enthusiasm as you reach the completion of your cherished goal (or an essential stage towards a goal) this week. There may well be some expression of disappointment—either coming from you or someone else. But remember: you began with a vision of what you wanted to achieve. A vision is useless without the organization, action, and determination needed to bring it to fruition. 

    You put in the effort and made the sacrifices you needed to achieve your goal—and achieve it, you will. This week, the successful completion of your aims will emerge to quash any naysayers or any doubt you may have along the way, Virgo. If there are whispers of dissent among your team, they will be quelled when the week draws to its close, and you deliver your creation to the world.

    Looking for more? Check out these links to horoscopes and other readings from around the web:

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    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

    Libra

    You have a decision to make this week, Libra. But you’re feeling stuck. Someone has offered you the world on a plate because they have high hopes that you can deliver something equally valuable to them. Perhaps it’s a job offer—a position to which you’ve longed aspired, but maybe you’re wondering whether you have what it takes to deliver. Or perhaps you’re uncertain about teaming up with someone. It’s possible that you have more to offer them than they have to offer you.

    It’s possible that someone has offered you an opportunity, and you’re wobbling on account of feelings of self-doubt. It may be that an investment of your time or resources is required too, and you’re not sure about whether you should jump in with both feet. Beneath it all, there’s your gut feeling, Libra. Trust that. After all, you’ve just come through a period that has involved strengthening your relationship with your higher self. I think, deep down, you’re worried about being swindled or losing something valuable like your reputation. While others may see this as a golden opportunity, it’s also possible that they see you as an opportunity to enrich themselves.

    There’s no avoiding hard work. Get rich schemes that promise to make you thousands or millions with little or no effort are as dodgy as they sound. But if the offer is a serious one. If it’s just a matter of you doubting yourself, then take some time out to assess your capabilities. Look at those times in life when you’ve had to hit the ground running and achieved more than you thought you would—all through industry and focused attention to your craft.

    It will all become clear by week’s end, Libra. In the meantime, research the prospect or opportunity before you. Assess your capabilities, and listen to your gut. How do you feel about what is being offered? Something tells me, Libra, that the best thing you can do this week is get your head down and get to work. If you are obliged to decide something this week, be focused and methodical in your approach. Treat the decision as you would a complex task that must be completed—with all the necessary checks and balances to be made. In the process, you could very well unearth the truth that has been eluding you and keeping you anxious and uncertain about the prospects ahead.

    That knowledge could be vital to you now, Libra. It will help you affirm your self-belief and trust in yourself because that is the best path in any circumstance. Knowing yourself, your capabilities, your integrity, your goals, your desires, the things that move you, the ones you love or aspire to love–knowing these things will help you stay on course to leading a life that will fulfill you more than any get-rich scheme or gilded opportunity could. Choose to know yourself first. Then look more deeply into the problem or opportunity as it presents itself this week.

    Focus on achieving your goals and trust your instincts this week. If something isn’t quite right, it will become apparent by the week’s end.

    Looking for more? Check out these links to horoscopes and other readings from around the web:

    Jessica Adams

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    Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology

    The Majestic Tarot

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

    Scorpio

    You may not know it yet, Scorpio, but someone has their eye on you—and in a good way. They want you to join their party and celebrate the good times you’ve just come through. There’s an emotional bond here—whether a solid and supportive business relationship or some other kind of partnership (including romance). Right now, though, you’re focused on the routines of daily life and work. Yet deep down, you know that there’s an opportunity to seize—and it’s not the kind that you can grab hold of and run away with. It’s the kind that requires work.

    You’re aware that some decision needs to be made regarding this person (or persons) who have been eyeing you for a while now. It feels fated. Like the wheel is finally turning in your favor—at least in terms of emotional satisfaction, because I’m guessing you’re kind of over the drudgery aspect of life.

    But there’s something under the radar about it all. Although things look upfront and celebratory on the surface, there’s some secretive element thrown in the mix. Maybe you or someone else isn’t being entirely open. Perhaps the situation calls for it. After all, you have every right to play your cards close to your chest and wait until the right moment to make your announcement.

    You’re hoping it will be a satisfying experience. Your emotions are invested in this, Scorpio. I think it’s an idea more so than a person. You have a scheme in mind, and do want to team up with someone who will supply an emotionally stable and fulfilling partnership (in business and/or life). I think that’s very likely in the near future, Scorpio—especially if your motives are pure (and I suspect they are because they are driven by your desire to build a stable and happy life for yourself, your business partners, and your loved ones).

    So, if you need to keep things on the down-low, for now, that is absolutely fine. When you make your announcement to the world, you will be well placed to make the most of the opportunities that are sure to be coming your way in the near future. 

    Looking for more? Check out these links to horoscopes and other readings from around the web:

    Jessica Adams

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    Patrick Arundell

    Penny Thornton’s Astrolutely

    Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology

    The Majestic Tarot

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

    Sagittarius

    I see. Yes. I know just what you’re going through, Sagittarius. You said something, and you can’t take it back. Maybe it hurt someone, or you’re the one who copped the hurtful words. I suspect that you might have snapped and said something that sounded a little harsher than you would have liked because you’re going through a rough patch right now, Sagittarius. You’re concentrating on getting through this, as you must, and don’t have time to tolerate fools gladly. You’re like the captain of a ship who’s being pestered by the cook about the dwindling rations during a storm that threatens to sink the ship and all hands with it.

    You’ve come out of a phase of questioning yourself, and you thought you’d got past all the self-doubt. Then you went and opened your mouth. I know, it was trivial. What came out wasn’t earth-shattering—though you’re feeling as though it was. You were speaking the truth, though, weren’t you? That’s why those words came out with such force. Your deeper wisdom unleashed them, but perhaps they had to be said. I mean, there’s no point pretending that everything is alright when it’s not. If you’re going to get anywhere in life—even if it’s just further down the road to achieving happiness—you’ve got to speak up and speak your truth. You can’t let someone else overshadow you or dim your light.

    Right now, you’re in a bit of an emotional muddle, but it will pass quickly, believe me. It’s possible that the harsh words came from another and not from you. But the spread of the cards suggests that you said what you said because you have a clear goal in mind. It goes to your sense of security, job satisfaction, and work ethic. So, I suspect that someone who wasn’t on your page, or in your league, tried to question you or put you in your place, and you pushed back and put them well and truly in their place (or perhaps that’s about to happen—in which case, be firm and clear, but avoid pushing your point more than you need to, for your own sake, Sagittarius).

    The good news is that whatever verbal misfortune befalls you this week, it won’t hold you back from your triumph or change the way that others see you. In fact, it could well strengthen their faith in your leadership if you handle it with the calm resolve and deep commitment you are known for. You are trusted because you are known for heralding the efforts and aims of the team you lead and not for pandering to the whims of the sulky individuals trying to hang on your coattails, Sagittarius. 

    Whatever this project is, Sagittarius, it promises to bring in abundance and good vibes this week, my friend. Your colleagues and all around you will admire your achievement, and you will feel utterly satisfied with the result by the week’s end.

    Looking for more? Check out these links to horoscopes and other readings from around the web:

    Jessica Adams

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    Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology

    The Majestic Tarot

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

    Capricorn

    I have a feeling that you’ve taken on a new job, responsibility, or role, and you were offered this because you’ve achieved some pretty good results recently. Or maybe it’s just that you’ve made a decision to go in harder and stronger on some career, business, or study plan, and now you’re wondering whether it was such a wise decision.

    You’ve pulled off some fantastic results in the past. People look at you with awe. There’s something special in your bag of tricks, Capricorn. You’re a champion, and people like to consult or work with those who succeed. 

    But you’re thinking that maybe these added responsibilities will weigh you down and affect your ability to manage other important matters on the work, educational, or home fronts. That’s not surprising. There’s a saying, If you want something done, ask a busy person. Well, that saying has resonance for you right now, Capricorn, because you are the busy person, and everyone is lining up. 

    Crunch time is coming this week. Nothing bad. Just know that you need to be realistic about what you can achieve. You’re just one person, and if you take on work here, there, and everywhere—or help others to meet their goals and deadlines at the expense of meeting your own—you are going to resent these individuals and find yourself struggling to keep up.

    This week is all about looking realistically at what you have to achieve, Capricorn. It’s about weighing the resources of time and energy against the responsibility you have to yourself and your aims and not trying to be everything to all people.

    Yes, it’s great that you’re willing to mentor, encourage, support, train, and step in to help others. But you must take care of your responsibility to yourself first. Remember that this week when you’re running short on time or find yourself in a tight space because you stepped up and took on work that someone else might have done, or should have done, instead of handing the problem to you.

    Just because you make it all look so easy doesn’t mean you have to ease everyone’s burden, Capricorn. Attempt to do so, and you’ll end up in a potentially tricky situation. If you’ve already made these commitments and can’t reasonably back out, use the pressure of this week as a reminder in the future the next time you offer to tie someone else’s shoelaces for them.

    Looking for more? Check out these links to horoscopes and other readings from around the web:

    Jessica Adams

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    The Majestic Tarot

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

    Aquarius

    You’re sitting pretty right now, Aquarius, but that’s because you’ve done the hard work of delving into your emotions and striving to understand what you feel and why. We all have a history. And that history can sometimes feel like it’s dogging us—until we take on the work of facing up. Hopefully, you’ve been kind to yourself and taken the time to understand your emotional depths—the value that you bring to relationships, your compassion, and the good that is inside you. If you’ve made mistakes in the past (and haven’t we all?), you’re now ready to make a fresh start.

    It can be scary. I know it may feel like you’re struggling to control opposing forces within you—those desires and longings that sometimes see you running roughshod over others aren’t your most endearing qualities. But you have a good heart, Aquarius. And your capacity to relate to others on emotional terms—to have those deep and meaningful conversations that can be so restorative when they’re undertaken with a big open heart like yours—is your strength. It may feel like a weakness at times. It’s perhaps for this reason that you wear your authority and your power so plainly for all to see.

    But they will glimpse the deeper aspects of your character, Aquarius. You can’t hide behind your armor forever. Small steps ought to do it, though. Travel at the speed and distance that feels right for now.

    You will encounter someone who is, or else reveal yourself to be, a profoundly impressionable and empathetic person. I don’t mean impressionable in a negative sense, but the exposure could see you recoiling into your shell and wondering why you can’t stay in there forever.

    You can’t, Aquarius. At some point, you must embark on the journey of life again. You have changed—you know that much about yourself. And for this reason, you will encounter the world differently this time. Your renewed innocence and your abiding compassion will guide you.

    You don’t have to wear your heart on your sleeve. You just have to be comfortable enough in your own skin to notice that others are, at times, equally reserved and anxious about the way they present to the world. We are all, to some degree, afraid of being hurt. That’s what it is to be human.

    Promise yourself that you will take your own counsel rather than allow fear to hold you back from the things you long to do and the people with whom you want to interact. Counsel yourself to take those small, secure steps in the direction you want to go. You can take a leap of faith if that’s what you think is called for. But I think leaps of faith are often overrated. Take the steps that feel secure and safe, Aquarius. Trust yourself, and take time to determine where to place your trust.

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    Pisces

    It’s possible that someone’s envious eye is causing a bit of a shake-up in your world. You’re in a good position and have earned the status, financial, and good name that you have acquired. But envy can make people misbehave. And that sometimes puts pressure on sensitive souls like you, Pisces. Don’t let your worst habits get the better of you. And don’t worry about the future. It will turn out all right. 

    You are viewed in the most favorable terms, dear Pisces. Many love you. You’ve shown yourself to be capable. You have a commanding presence when you choose to turn your light on, and you are a gifted teacher and mentor to others. 

    But now it’s time to be a mentor to yourself. Put down that bottle of vino or whatever poison you’re using to cover over the hard feelings you drive towards yourself. Take a step back and see yourself as others see you. This week, you will see all your efforts pay off. Any envy that someone feels towards you will no longer touch you. The worry that drove you into your cubbyhole will clear. The sun will come out. And it will be you and your achievements, your ideas, and your wisdom that pay the dividends in terms of the accolades that are due to you this week, Pisces.

    No one goes into therapy to cry a river of tears. If that’s been your experience, then ditch the program and follow your own lead by going in search of something better. But, if it’s not about who you unload your deepest worries to, then know that the outcome this week will be very satisfying, Pisces. The work you have done towards whatever it is that has brought you here has been seen and recognized for its merits.

    You have so much to offer and are such a lively and intelligent soul, the world would be full of fools not to see the full measure of you and know that your skills deserve the recognition that they will achieve this week. 

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  • Aries

    Aries

    Week of 7 February 2022

    You’ve been avoiding facing something, and now you have at last faced up, Aries. You’ve made a sudden, possibly impulsive decision. And it’s causing you to feel a little agitated. This is about moving forward with something meaningful. You’re living in a competitive environment, and perhaps that’s what’s made you hold off till now. There was a bit of anxiety about entering the fray. But the reality of the situation is that it’s time to throw yourself into the action.

    It’s one of those situations that are hard to win either way. Sometimes we have to deal with difficult situations, and all we can do is manage the circumstances and make the best of them. But remember, you’re not obliged to step in and put yourself on the line when it’s not your responsibility.

    Others see you as beginning to have a stronger awareness of your self-worth related to this issue. You aim to be a resilient, capable, sensible, passionate individual, and that’s definitely coming through. And I think in, in real terms, you have acted with sound judgment. At least, you’re hoping that you have done so. You want to be strong and confident in exercising your leadership role in making whatever decision it is that you’ve made.

    In terms of this week, the outcome is still going to unfold further down the track. Soon, you may find that you have to use a little bit of guile and diplomacy in making your way towards the desired outcome. It would be wise to hold your tongue and be careful with your words, as there is the possibility of harsh words from you or some other quarter.

    So the situation this week, Aries, does require that you manage the way you speak and address others. Nonetheless, don’t blame yourself if there’s a lot of talk about the situation you’re facing this week, Aries. That seems to be inevitable. After all, there’s a lot of interest in this highly competitive situation, Aries.

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  • Aquarius

    Aquarius

    Week of 31 January 2022

    Ideas can be powerful. They can slice through a situation. Metaphors like incisive, deep, and profound reveal the impact that ideas can have. And the words that carry them can sometimes feel harsh.

    But ideas, and the leadership and enthusiasm needed to see them through, can make a hugely positive contribution to the world. Change is always difficult when the status quo isn’t too terrible. People will put up with a lot if it saves them the energy of having to do something different.

    You are torn this week, Aquarius–unsure whether to stay put or move forward. Neither seems a palatable option for you at first glance. But you know you can’t stay stuck doing the same old same old. The urge to get moving and make some advances in your life is there, niggling you into action. Underneath it all is a deeper awareness that, once you push through the difficulties that any change comes with, thing will become clearer, more manageable, and better. The idea of a better future–a life that you deserve–is motivating you here. To achieve it may call for some some guile in playing your cards close to your chest. The end of a cycle is in your sights. And endings aren’t necessarily bad. They can be liberating. You know that this can’t go on forever. Once you get over this hump, Aquarius, the force of your brilliant ideas will lift you up and carry you where you want to go.

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  • Capricorn

    Capricorn

    Week of 31 January 2022

    I hope you got through last week without biting off more than you could chew, Capricorn. You are so capable, there’s every chance others tried to load you up with their responsibilities. You may have turned them down or you may have taken the load. Either way, there’s a feeling of regret or dissatisfaction. Hopefully it’s not you feeling this way. If you refused to pander to someone else’s whims, it’s likely the other person who’s grumbling. If you took it on the chin and let them load you up with work or took on that emotional burden for them, it’ll be you who’s gritting your teeth this week and wondering how to get through it.

    You probably feel a strong connection to this person. It maybe an intimate, loving relationship, a mentor or friend who’s helped you in the past, or a junior staff member or friend you’ve been guiding. On the surface, everything looks good. This person is smiling and polite in their public exchanges with you. Or perhaps it’s you who’s presenting the courteous front. But, deep down, it’s wearing away at you. Perhaps you’ve been doing the emotional labour in this relationship for a long time now, while they skive off, passing their responsibilities to you. It’s got you feeling jumbled up inside, not knowing what to do or which way to turn. Strange dreams may be alerting you to the nature of the problem.

    Be wary of anyone trying gaslight you by suggesting that you are the cold-hearted one, Capricorn, just because you put your foot down. You sometimes worry that your firm leadership and steady resolve can come off as controlling. But I don’t see that here. It’s too easy for another to blame you for strength of character when they themselves lack the conscientiousness and resolve to follow through.

    Let your mind be easy, whatever is troubling you in this respect. Success and acknowledgement are due to you this week. And it will be your balanced, steady approach that people celebrate.

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  • Pisces

    Pisces

    Week of 31 January 2022

    Hopefully, things came together for you last week, Pisces, and teamwork sees you well positioned, with a sense of security flowing from your achievements. It still feels like you’re in the thick of it, though. You have some work ahead of you. You know that. Solid industry that makes effective use of your resources is what you’re after. You have that front and centre in your mind. It’s about using your knowledge to push things through and over the hump.

    Deep down, though, there’s the tingle of anticipation because you’re heading into new territory. It’s hard when we move from one area of expertise to take on a new role with new challenges, requiring that we upskill or learn to adapt our existing skills to meet requirements.

    After the effort you put in last week, you’re feeling exhausted and wondering if you have the energy to drive this next stage. Yet, there’s a sense of optimism around you, too. Those who know you, look on you with affection and deep regard. You might be worried about what others will say. But your worries are fuelled by a wobble of your own making shaking your self-belief ever so slightly.

    This week, to recover from your recent industry, take some downtime to replenish your reserves. It’s not just about physical fatigue. You need to sit with yourself and reflect upon what has to be done and the skills and knowledge that you bring to the task. Once you do that, you’ll be able to step forward with confidence to meet the next stage on your journey of self-discovery.

    After coming through some tough times, Pisces, you have more work to do. But patience and thoughtful management of resources will see you succeed this week, Pisces.

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  • Pisces

    Pisces

    Week of 17 January 2022

    You face a reckoning, and your hopes and dreams stand in the balance. Don’t let spiteful words deter you from aiming high, Pisces.

    You were doing just fine managing your resources and being the only person you had to answer to. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but you had real agency, and you were respected and earned the positive reputation you have achieved. But someone’s spiteful words, or just regular gossip, threaten to undermine all that.

    It comes down to the heat of competition. You’re competing for something they want. But don’t worry. An offer will soon reach you. And you’ll be delighted with the chance it provides for you to take flight and head towards new and different horizons. Whether you stay where you are and simply stride ahead by standing out from the competition or take other opportunities on offer, the future is in your hands. Because you can be sure of this much: your future is in your choices and the things you do to secure your good name and reputation.

    Believe in yourself, Pisces. Look back on your achievements and know that there’s more to come.

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

  • Aquarius

    Aquarius

    Week of 17 January 2022

    The successful completion of an important stage in moving towards your goals, has you focused on the bigger picture. You’ve got so much more you want to achieve.

    Okay, Aquarius, what’s your problem? It’s alright to celebrate your wins. I know there’s more to do but you can take some time to appreciate your achievements.

    The main goal is still a long way off. And there are the naysayers you want to prove wrong. I get it. There are regrets. Perhaps mistakes have been made along the way. Well, that’s how it appears to all and sundry. But, the truth is, you’ve made sacrifices. You had a vision, and you made the hard choices that had to be made to bring about the needed shift. It could be that an all-too complicated relationship has ended, and you’re still caught in all the turmoil of having left a part of your old self behind. But, you haven’t lost any part of yourself, Aquarius. You’ve merely moved into a different stream. And you’re going to journey along those waters and keep your eyes on the prize. Whatever your goals–whether it’s new love, new life, career, or creations of unimaginable wonder–you will manage the hard yards. You will reach a place of deep knowledge and understanding of your resilience, your mental and emotional fortitude, and the wells of inspiration that make up your beautiful psyche.

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

  • Capricorn

    Capricorn

    Week of 17 January 2022

    New year, new you? Don’t let setbacks deter you from success, Capricorn.

    There’s been a change in your life–whether it’s a new career or some other process like forging new relationships after a move. It’s demanding all your resolve. And it’s a struggle. But you’re motivated by the promise of love, stronger relationships, or whatever this new thing you’ve got going happens to be.

    Not too long ago, the glimmer of something delightful came on your radar. Maybe it was a new relationship or a venture of a different kind. But now it feels like maybe it’s more than you can manage. You’re throwing every ounce of courage and strength you have into this thing. It looks good on paper, but there’s a battle going on beneath the surface.

    Someone is angling for their share of something. And you’re wondering how you’re going to move past the life you had. Don’t let nostalgia and wasted longing burden you. Well, I suspect you’re not going to listen to me saying that because, this week, you may feel like you’ve lost everything and you’re alone. But you’re not. Before you know it, you’ll be back on top of your game, being the sexy, exciting, resilient, and capable individual that you are.

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius

    Week of 17 January 2022

    There are constraints, it’s true. But you can get it together and do this Sagittarius.

    You discovered not too long ago that you have a wealth of untested potential, Sagittarius. And now you’re ready to put yourself to the test. But you’re more used to helping others achieve their aims, and it’s looking like there are obstacles in your way in the form of cold hard reality.

    It’s okay. You have the wit and wisdom to get through this. Beneath your ideas, your energy and resolve are supported by the calmness of your emotional life. You’re capable of facing the frustrations of getting this thing up and running because your thoughts, emotions, and actions are working in sync.

    Right now, your intellectual resolve makes you feel a little cold-hearted. You’re worried about disappointing someone by focusing too much on the facts and less on the emotional aspects of this issue at hand. But don’t worry. There’ll be time enough to celebrate your achievements and reap the emotional rewards of your efforts when you’re ready to launch this new thing, whatever that may be.

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

  • Scorpio

    Scorpio

    Week of 17 January 2022

    Usually confident and well settled in your personal authority, a choice has got you doubting yourself and wondering if you can achieve your goals. You can, and will Scorpio.

    You face a choice, Scorpio. Or you think you do. You’re entertaining some new venture in love or work (work, most likely). It will necessitate diligence and steady effort, but your efforts will pay off.

    In the recent past, you felt like you were stuck between a rock and a hard place. You were paralised by fear and unable to choose between two rather unpalatable options. Now those options present themselves in better terms. Perhaps the parties involved have decided to make themselves more attractive to you. Or maybe it’s a completely new offer It’s still a tough call. Resentment and envy lurk beneath your impending decision. Be careful and avoid falling back on emotions that may not be relevant to the situation at hand. Don’t worry, though. Others see you as an artful negotiator. They can’t see the bitterness that lies beneath the veneer of your calm authority.

    I have confidence in you, Scorpio. Following through on your decision, when you make it, will involve effort and hard work. But you have what it takes. You’ve reached a point where you might well rest on your laurels. Sure, you’re worried about the turmoil this new venture may usher into your life. But, as long as you invest in activities that align with your highest values, the road ahead will delight you as you once again prove how capable you really are.

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

  • Libra

    Libra

    Week of 17 January 2022

    Struggle in a competitive environment builds a stronger mindset, LIBRA.

    You begin with a clear sense of your worth, motivated by profound knowledge of the stakes (love, friendship, companionship, teamwork in business), and learn the value of perseverance.

    Coming out of some positive teamwork, you’re ready to go it alone and make use of the recognition your efforts have earned you. It’s a competitive environment, and you’re hoping to strengthen your bonds with another by your efforts. Whether you succeed or fail in this venture, you will come through with a profound sense of your mental strength, your capacities for endurance and perseverance, and the knowledge that you can weather the difficult times. All as you head into calmer waters.

    Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.