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: SIX OF WANDS
Time for a victory lap! You’ve been thriving, succeeding, and overcoming. You are on a roll. The Six of Wands is a “job well done” vibe and, even better, it promises that more of the same is coming. Success brings more success. Well—it does if you celebrate it, acknowledge it, welcome more of it, and pursue goals that enable you to achieve it. So, be confident and positive. Set a new ambition this week, or build off a current one. You can achieve more than you think is possible. Trust me.
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ARIES: SIX OF PENTACLES
You are a truly generous person, Aries, and you enjoy being good to other people. Giving comes easily and naturally to you, and celebrating others’ success gives you the same buzz as your own (unless they’re a rival and then, frankly, it burns!). The Six of Pentacles is a nudge to get busy being kind, supportive, helpful, and generous this week. Proactively seek opportunities to help others on their way. Not only will you feel good, but you’ll store up points in the good karma bank too!
TAURUS: THE HERMIT
The Hermit is your kinda card, Taurus, because it invites you to stay in, retreat from everyday life, be alone, and focus. Minimize your social calendar and commitments because you need to carve out some solo time to get your head into something important and complex. The Hermit is about seeking enlightenment, working out a problem, coming up with a solution, and understanding something difficult. Focus on your hardest task, set aside time to get your head into it, and get this done.
GEMINI: THE FOOL
Hello, Fool! The Fool is a joyful card—it’s the first card of the tarot, a representation of new beginnings and fresh starts. Gemini, this week you have permission to activate that big change or new beginning you’ve been dreaming of. Ignore other people’s opinions or input. Do what makes you feel expansive, excited, and optimistic. Be led by your enthusiasm and inspiration. Don’t worry about the longer term plan, just make the first step!
CANCER: KING OF SWORDS
Whatever is troubling you, Cancer, know that the best way through is to be rational, logical, and to focus on the long game. Don’t get caught up in the heat and noise of today. Look ahead to what you want to happen tomorrow and put all your energy into that outcome. Don’t add fuel to the fire, seek to put it out and rebuild on it. The King of Swords is dispassionate. He accept emotions drive us, but that we need to rule over our actions with conscious thought and consideration. Don’t make matters worse. Let your heart have a moment, but let your head make the right choices now.
LEO: FIVE OF SWORDS
The Five of Swords shows you’ve been lost in a bit of a storm that has been bruising and challenging. Conflict is hard to deal with long-term, and it’s time to bring your ship back into calmer waters. Smooth seas don’t make for great sailors, though, so rest assured that you’ve learnt a lot and built your resilience. Seek resolutions, truces, and compromises. Don’t fight any longer. Find peace.
VIRGO: SEVEN OF SWORDS
You are a wholesome person, Virgo. You have a pure spirit, want the best outcomes, act honorably by default, and have a well-calibrated moral compass. But Virgo, not everyone in your environment is as good or positively intentioned. Remember this, this week. Be cautious, prudent, and wary around people you don’t entirely trust or know very well. It’s not about being rude or dismissive, but about only exposing as much as you feel comfortable with. Keep your guard up. Be sensible. Let people show you who they are.
LIBRA: TWO OF SWORDS
I know that you don’t really like making decisions, Libra. Well, let me clarify, you LIKE the process of dealing with decisions but not the actual final commitment to an outcome. Libra, the time is now. You have been procrastinating and overthinking again, and the Two of Swords sweeps in with cutting action to force you to make a choice. Take this seriously, look at all of the pros and cons, and set yourself a deadline. Sleep on a choice before officially committing; if you sleep soundly, then know this is likely to be the right decision.
SCORPIO: QUEEN OF WANDS
If you’re feeling a bit bored or lackluster, Scorpio, then it’s up to you to do something about it. Take ownership of your free time, social life, hobbies, and routine. The Queen of Wands is actually an invitation to have more fun! Rebalance your work/life scales and tip them heavier in the direction of fun and adventure. Book a trip, go and see friends, visit a new venue, take up a class, try a new activity, listen to something different. Vamp it up. Live it up. Give yourself permission to have a week of fun and games.
SAGITTARIUS: QUEEN OF PENTACLES
It’s a good idea to periodically review your work, home, health, and money situations. How are things going? How comfortable do you feel? What goals do you have, and are you working on them? If not, why not? The Queen of Pentacles asks you to be responsible in these areas and take care of yourself. Audit your activity and results. Make some tweaks. Refocus. Adjust your schedule to give more time and energy to things which benefit you and build your material world, wellbeing and security.
Live and learn. Take courage from the struggles you’ve faced, and maybe the ones you’re still enduring or overcoming. Strength is a signal that you’re doing great, you’re handling it, you’ve proven your mettle, and you have grown as a person. Keep going! Take on more challenges, edge further out of your comfort zone, set broader or higher goals, and expect more from your efforts. Capricorn, you’re the most determined and diligent sign, you deserve every success, and you’re poised, right now, to make that happen. You’ve already come so far. You’ve already laid the groundwork.
AQUARIUS: QUEEN OF CUPS
The Queen of Cups brings the cosmic spa to your realm, Aquarius, so pop on your robe, fluffy slippers, and face mask, and chill out. It’s time for self-care, relaxation, wellbeing rituals, pampering, beautification. Sleep deeply, eat well, make your stimulus inspiring and positive, take on a mini challenge for the week, and see people who make you laugh, schedule something fabulous to look forward to this spring.
PISCES: SEVEN OF WANDS
You are often portrayed as being kind, giving, shy, and even timid. But that’s not necessarily the case, is it? The Seven of Wands sees you taking charge this week. You can be dangerous when angry. It takes a lot, but when you get there, you are fierce and resolute. Stand up for yourself or someone you love this week. You are in the right, and this fight will be won easily when you lean into it. Others will quickly regret taking you on.