Day: December 13, 2019
Everyone needs a Tarot card deck in their life, but it can be a tricky task to figure out which deck is right for you. If you still have yet to decide on your first Tarot deck or perhaps are an avid deck collector searching for your second or even tenth deck, it is possibly time to put down the deck research and to instead let your zodiac sign decide which one is meant for you!
Aries – Radiant Wise Spirit Tarot
You are the bold initiator and the very beginning of the zodiac, and it is only fitting that you work with something that is also an initiator… but with a bold twist. The Rider-Waite Tarot was not the first Tarot deck to come into existence, but it certainly did take the Tarot world by storm once it did. Rooted in that same symbolism and imagery but with an extra colorful flair, the Radiant Wise Spirit Tarot has the heart of Rider-Waite with the boldness of an Aries.
Taurus – The Ostara Tarot
Much like you, Taurus, The Ostara Tarot is earthy, quirky, and rooted in nature. There is something familiar, comforting, and sweet about this deck, and perhaps it is that feminine flair that it holds that seems to resonate with Venus-ruled Taurus. Both traditional and fantastical, The Ostara Tarot can seem like something from a fairytale — and at the end of the day, what more could a Taurus ask for?
Gemini – Mystic Mondays Tarot
You are always a bit ahead of the game in your desire to solve the next riddle or come up with the next big idea, Gemini. Much like you, the Mystic Mondays Tarot is modern, colorful, and unafraid to make bold twists to the original. As a trailblazer yourself, you need a deck that can keep up with your entrepreneurial and intellectual self, and Mystic Mondays can do that and more.
Cancer – Linestrider Tarot
Soft, sweet, and magical, The Linestrider Tarot most definitely matches your kind Cancerian spirit. The Linestrider Tarot combines animal imagery and magical watercolor into a deck that can properly speak to the nurturing nature of Cancer. With gentle but honest imagery, this deck speaks to your need to spread love and light in a heart-centered manner.
Leo – Tarot Mucha
For creative and glamorous Leos, a Tarot deck that comes with a little dramatic flair is more than fitting. The Tarot Mucha deck, in the style of art nouveau pioneer Alphonse Mucha, is both classical and modern enough to match the timeless beauty of any Leo. Even coming with stunning gold borders for that royal look, Tarot Mucha is sure to please even the boldest of lions.
Virgo – The Herbcrafter’s Tarot
Virgo, your practical, earthy energy is properly matched in the nature-based Herbcrafter’s Tarot. In its depiction and association with various herbs across the globe, the Herbcrafter’s Tarot can contribute both in a transformative Tarot practice and as a learning experience! Sweet, simple, and still riddled with new knowledge, this deck is the perfect addition to any Virgo’s deck collection.
Libra – The Starchild Tarot
Light-hearted and airy, The Starchild Tarot deck matches the Libra desire of bringing peace and wisdom to others. As this deck manages to strike the balance of intellectual and imaginative, you will find yourself in its meditative and smart artwork as a quick-witted bearer of justice and harmony. Look no further for a Tarot deck that properly encapsulates the nature of Libra than in The Starchild Tarot as a fellow “Starchild” yourself.
Scorpio – True Black Tarot
Honest, clear-cut, and dark, the True Black Tarot can come on a little strong — just like you, Scorpio! This deck is both forward and powerful with its imagery, but glimmers in the right places if you’re willing to take the second glance. In the hands of your scorpion self, the True Black Tarot is sure to reveal the depths of your intuition with the touch of intensity that only a Scorpio could offer.
Sagittarius – The Wild Unknown Tarot
What better way to capture the adventurous and unpredictable essence of the archer than in the name of the Tarot deck itself? The Wild Unknown Tarot deck is stunningly colorful without sacrificing any honesty in more serious cards, and perfectly embodies the spirit of the wilderness of the world — just like you, Sagittarius! Bold with a hint of mystery — and yes, wild — this deck speaks to your fiery and expansive Sagittarius core.
Capricorn – The Wooden Tarot
Earthy and unafraid to depict nature in all of its strange, magical, and sometimes dark weirdness, The Wooden Tarot is perfect in the hands of your independent Capricorn self. This deck teeters on the line of surrealism and realism, matching the practical and responsible energy of Capricorn without letting up on the mysticism of the Tarot. For you, Capricorn, The Wooden Tarot would be a truly powerful deck to add to the deck collection.
Aquarius – Cosmos Tarot
No simple deck is quite enough for someone as eccentric and worldly as you, Aquarius — and the Cosmos Tarot is far from simple. Unconventional even in its creation, the Cosmos Tarot was crafted at the hands of 100 different artists, comes with accompanying myths and metaphors for each card, and is undoubtedly just as quirky and unique as you. Every reading can feel like the breath of fresh air that you’re looking for with this deck, almost like you’re one step closer to cracking the code of the cosmos.
Pisces – The Prisma Visions Tarot Deck
Mesmerizing, magical, and fantastical, the Prisma Visions Tarot deck is sure to speak to the soft Pisces spirit. Each suit of this deck lines up to tell its own dreamlike story, and your intuitive Pisces self more than anything understands and translates the surreal like the back of your hand. In other words, the Prisma Visions Tarot deck taps into a more subconscious rather than a realistic vision of the world immediately, making your wild and psychic Pisces skills feel right at home.
Not only can a daily Tarot reading be immensely transformative with the right deck in your hands, but learning the Tarot can become easy-breezy too if the Tarot card meanings seem to resonate with you on a deeper level.
Whether you let astrology dictate your Tarot deck collection choices, keeping in mind the importance of a meaningful deck can wholly change the course of your Tarot journey.
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As we move out of the intriguing and heavy Scorpio season, we move into the lighter and yet just as intriguing Sagittarius season. The Sun enters Sagittarius on November 22nd and moves on on December 21st.
Represented by the centaur, a mythical half-human, half-horse creature, in the zodiac he holds a bow, ready to fire an arrow.
Sagittarius in the Major Arcana: Temperance
It is not difficult to see why this fire sign most closely corresponds with the Major Arcana Temperance card in the Tarot. A Tarot card reading and checking out your daily Tarot online can always provide greater insight, especially if you get this card, but what exactly does Temperance mean?
If you look at the Temperance card, in many decks you’ll often see an angel or a woman pouring liquid from one cup into another. It is a process known as ‘tempering’ (hence the name ‘temperance’), and it means mixing two or more things together in order to achieve a perfect solution. If you look at the symbol of Sagittarius itself which is a half-man and half-beast, this is symbolic of how humans must learn to work in harmony with each aspect of themselves until they have achieved the perfect relationship between their ego and their soul.
Sagittarius and Temperance are both striving for the same thing: a more spiritual state of being. This does not, of course, mean that every Sagittarius is a spiritually-enlightened yogi! In fact, many Sagittarians may show little to no interest in ‘spiritual matters’; some may outright abhor them. But no Sagittarian can escape the path of the centaur – to attain spiritual enlightenment and wisdom, however that may be.
Often, this can mean going through some turbulent times in order to reach this state. Of believing in one thing and then dismissing all beliefs, only to experience an upheaval or event that gives them cause to believe again. This is no different to Temperance – mixing, matching, trying, trying again, and then again, until you reach that balance you seek.
While Sagittarius is seen as a light-hearted sign, one full of adventure, curiosity and excitement, there is a much deeper side to them as illustrated above. Their thirst for knowledge has a purpose, their sense of adventure has a profound destiny awaiting them. By attaining this enlightenment they can then spread this knowledge into the world and help others who may be seeking knowledge as they walk their own path. Like Sagittarius, the Temperance person travels the world, seeking things that are bigger and more illuminating than herself.
The journey never ends – it goes on and on, for this particular type of knowledge is infinite. In their enlightened state, Sagittarius becomes like the angel in the Temperance card, shining her light into the world and bestowing this wisdom to others.
Sagittarius in the Minor Arcana: Knight of Wands
How about the Minor Arcana? Which card corresponds with Sagittarius?
In the Minor Arcana, the Knight of Wands represents Sagittarius and we can see why.
The Knight of Wands is a great adventurer. Representative of Fire signs (wands in the Tarot symbolize the Fire element), this knight rarely stays in one place for too long and he has a tendency to go wherever the wind takes him. He is passionate and daring; nothing holds him back. He has a thirst for the journey and a strong desire to explore every part of the world in order to fulfil his insatiable curiosity.
But the Knight of Wands has a negative side and that is his arrogance. He may feel, after one adventure, that he knows all he needs to know and there is no reason for him to explore further in this particular area. This is similar to Sagittarius in their negative pole; they may explore and absorb knowledge in one specific area of life and then decide they are experts on the subject, thereby closing their minds to any potential new information that may come in.
It is a dangerous road Sagittarius takes when they choose this path, for it blocks them from further spiritual progression. Passion can quickly lead to frustration with this fiery knight and it is something that Sagittarius should be aware of. Learning to ‘temper’ these sides to themselves can help them astronomically on their journey.
The Temperance card is the ultimate card of merging two opposing forces together in order to find perfection at the end; just as Temperance does this, so does Sagittarius as they go through life, coming up against oppositions of all sorts, only to find that, one way or another, these opposing forces can work in harmony with one another.
With the passion and daring of the Knight of Wands, the Archer explores every nook and cranny of life, their trusty bow and arrow by their side at all times as they gallop off into the sunset.
Whether their journey is a physical one, a mental one or an emotional one, it will always lead them to the same place – a heightened state of spiritual awareness and, eventually, an understanding of how different forces can come together as one.
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Are you interested in learning more about astrology, but feeling overwhelmed by all of the new information you’re trying to keep track of? If you answered “yes,” this quick guide on the astrological houses is for you.
Astrology involves a lot more than just your daily horoscope, and when you’re beginning to study astrology, it may seem like a daunting task. But, if you learn to digest astrological information in small, bite-sized chunks, the art of celestial studies is a lot more manageable. This guide is a quick introduction to everything you need to know about the astrological houses.
The 12 Houses of Astrology
Houses represent the sections of the astrological wheel – there are 12 houses, with each house representing a certain aspect of our lives. The specific house that a certain sign rests in on your natal chart determines how that sign will influence your life. The astrological wheel begins with Aries and moves counterclockwise, all the way around to the end of the wheel, which is Pisces.
Understanding more about the astrological houses can help you better interpret your own birth chart – get yours here!
The Meaning of Each Astrological House:
The first house represents the self and defines who you are as a person. This house is associated with Aries, which is ruled by the assertive planet Mars.
This house determines your physical characteristics and overall personality. Planets within this house will likely influence your life in a deep and meaningful way.
Read more about the first house here.
The second house is associated with Taurus – ruled by social Venus.
This house focuses on material concerns and personal security. The energy of the second house within our chart helps shape our relationship to money and value. A second house containing natal planets indicates an individual who seeks security through material comfort.
Read more about the second house here.
Associated with Gemini, the third house is concerned with Mercurial matters – communication, expression, transportation, and community.
This house depicts the journey of information, whether through verbal communication or the information superhighway. Natal planets within this house indicate a strong sense of self-expression, the desire to learn, and the ability to network.
Read more about the third house here.
The fourth house is associated with Cancer, the sign ruled by the Moon.
This house is most concerned with domestic matters: family, home life, and familial relationships. When natal planets fall within the fourth house, this can point to revelations about one’s relationship to one’s mother. Looking into the fourth house within your chart can show you more about the family life you truly desire.
Read more about the fourth house here.
Leo is the sign associated with the fifth house, which is ruled by the Sun.
The fifth house is like a playground amidst the other houses, where creativity and fun reign. This house is connected to our sense of artistic expression. When natal planets fall in the fifth house, you’re likely to have a strong creative urge and drive to bring something beautiful into the world.
Read more about the fifth house here.
The sixth house is linked to Virgo, another zodiac sign ruled by Mercury (like Gemini).
Akin to the energy of Virgo, this house is concerned with health and responsibility. The sixth house represents our daily routines for both taking care of our physical being and our work-related responsibilities. Those with increased activity in the sixth house are likely to be organized and hard-working.
Read more about the sixth house here.
Libra, a sign ruled by social Venus, is associated with the seventh house.
It’s no wonder, then, that the seventh house deals with the realm of marriage and relationships. This house can give you insight into your romantic life or even your soul mate. If you have planets within your seventh house, you may find yourself more preoccupied with your romantic life than those around you.
Read more about the seventh house here.
The eighth house is the most mysterious and perhaps intriguing of the astrological houses. Linked to Scorpio, which is ruled by Pluto, this house represents transformation, sex, life, and death.
This house contemplates all of life’s greater mysteries. Those with an active eighth house are typically drawn towards metaphysical subject, matters of the occult, and the supernatural.
Read more about the eighth house here.
The expansive planet Jupiter rules Sagittarius – the planet linked to the ninth house.
And as such, this house deals with matters of mental expansion, physical travel, higher education, and philosophy. This house seeks wisdom in every corner of life. If you have natal planets in this house, you are most likely drawn towards intellectual topics, travel, and deep conversations.
Read more about the ninth house here.
Capricorn, a sign ruled by sensible Saturn, is the sign associated with the tenth house. The tenth house oversees your career goals, public image, personal definition of success.
This house deals with your motivation levels and your specific purpose. Lively activity in the tenth house within a natal chart may indicate a tenacious, ambitious individual who will work to achieve great things.
Read more about the tenth house here.
The eleventh house is linked to the communal sign Aquarius, ruled by innovative Uranus.
This house deals with our social sphere – our circle of friends, as well as groups or organizations we might be involved with. The eleventh house is also associated with humanitarian efforts, such as volunteering. Natal planets within the eleventh house can point to a giving personality that draws people in and incites change.
Read more about the eleventh house here.
Pisces is the dreamy sign linked with the twelfth house, ruled by intuitive Neptune.
The twelfth house is associated with the “unseen realm” – the space wherein dreams exist and our spirituality blossoms. This house also deals with psychic abilities, like extrasensory perception. Natal planets in this house may reveal a highly intuitive, spiritual, and very imaginative person – often someone with creative prowess or artistic abilities.
Read more about the twelfth house here.
Understanding Your Chart
While learning more about the houses and what they mean can help you better understand your chart, there may be factors that you’re missing, especially if you’re new to the world of the zodiac. The easiest way to gain an accurate understanding of your astrological profile as a beginner is to contact an experienced astrologer and ask them to cast your natal chart.
There are many different factors involved in each person’s birth chart, from sign placement to the houses they fall under and the aspects between each planet. An astrologer can interpret these aspects and placements for you, helping you discover more about yourself, even if you aren’t yet an astrology expert.
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We have a relatively calm and quiet week on the agenda this week, folks, and that has you feeling excited as you head into the holidays. With that, you may find that this week has a relatively easy and breezy and beautiful tone to it. The only major change that we have on the forecast this week is that of Mercury leaving passionate Scorpio to enter the Mutable Fire sign Sagittarius.
We already have the Sun in Sagittarius, and as such, you are going to have Fire energy in a double whammy now with both the Sun and Mercury in fiery Sagittarius. It brings lovely energy into the holiday season.
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And that is it for major events this week, folks! You may find that decisions this week are more emotionally based than anything as Moon energy predominates this week. So just follow those emotional feelers, and you win, Friends! And if you need a little extra help in your day to day affairs, keep our Free Tarot reading on standby.
Planetary Locations During December 9-16, 2019:
• Sun: Sagittarius (November 22 – December 22, 2019)
• Mercury: Direct in Scorpio (November 20, 2019 – December 9, 2019); Sagittarius (December 10, 2019 – December 29)
• Venus: Capricorn (November 26, 2019 – December 20, 2019)
• Mars: Libra (October 4 to November 18, 2019)
• Jupiter: Capricorn (December 2, 2019)
• Saturn: Capricorn (September 17, 2019 – March 22, 2020)
• Uranus: Retrograde in Taurus (August 19, 2019 – January 10, 2020)
• Neptune: Pisces (Until January 2026)
• Pluto: Capricorn (Until October 12, 2024)
Daily Snapshots for December 9-16, 2019:
Monday, December 9
Sun: Scorpio – Follow your emotional intuition to find clues to your next win.
Moon: Taurus – The slow and steady race is the path to abundance.
Tuesday, December 10
Moon: Gemini – Choices and karma go hand in hand.
Wednesday, December 11
• Venus conjunct Saturn – Here we have lover Venus working in concert in a favorable conjunction with Saturn. This means a money bonus might be on the way. Or your may put in some harder work today in a way that attracts some wonderful attention. With Saturn in play here, remember that karma is key here and so is responsibility. With that in mind you can make some delicious wins today.
Thursday, December 12
Moon: Moon enters Cancer – Nurturing others nurtures your soul.
Friday, December 13
Sun: Sagittarius – When you fly by the seat of adventure, your soul sings.
Saturday, December 14
Moon: Moon enters Leo – Take 5 minutes to find pleasure today, just for you.
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Sunday, December 15
What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers!
Choosing a career is one of the toughest decisions we have to make in our lives. For some of us, the decision may come easy. For others, there are several factors that have to be considered before we can come to a concrete decision. Thankfully, astrology assists us in the endeavor of identifying the skills and ambitions that already reside within us, which can help us determine which profession is the most ideal.
In our birth chart, we have four major points – the Ascendant, Descendant, Medium Coeli (Midheaven) and the Imum Coeli (Nadir).
What is the Midheaven (MC)?
The Midheaven, also referred to as the MC or “middle of heaven,” is the highest point in a natal chart. It’s located between your Ascendant and your Descendant when you’re looking at your natal chart. Often times, you will see the letters “MC” at the very top of your chart, located in a specific sign. This is your Midheaven. This is where we look to learn more about our career aspirations and the obstacles we may face along the way.
We can also refer to our Midheaven if we’re feeling lost or unsure about our purpose and life path. Understanding this key point in our chart is an excellent way to recognize our professional strengths and weaknesses. Leaning in to the traits and attributes of our Midheaven sign and learning how to master them can bring us tremendous achievements.
The Midheaven is also where the tenth house begins, often called the “cusp.” For example – if you have Scorpio on your tenth house cusp, your Midheaven is in Scorpio.
This is also where your tenth house of career and reputation starts. The planets that reside in your tenth house can also tell us more about your professional life, as well as your public image, your relationship with authority figures, and your reputation. If you have Mars in your tenth house, this indicates that you are incredibly driven and ambitious when it comes to your career, and this is something other people can clearly see. Someone with Uranus in their tenth house, may change careers very often or suddenly throughout their life.
This fiery Cardinal sign on the Midheaven indicates that you’re a natural-born leader. When it comes to your profession, you like to blaze the trail. You’re excellent at starting things, but may have a difficult time seeing things through once it’s lost the initial excitement.
Any form of entrepreneurship would be a breeze for you, since you’re full of new and creative ideas. Whatever job you choose needs to be full of surprises. Working in the military, as a police officer, an athlete, or in a management role could work very well for you.
Your loyalty is something to envy, especially when it comes to your career. Taurus Midheavens tend to prioritize comfort and stability at work, so the environment must be relaxed and unwavering. Since Taurus is ruled by Venus, you excel at jobs that require any kind of artistic ability.
You are easily able to make things look more appealing, so a job where you’re designing, decorating, or cooking would put your skills to good use. This Midheaven is also ideal for a makeup artist or hairstylist. You’ve got amazing taste!
You’ve got an amazing intellect and a profound way of communicating with others, but deciding on a career and sticking to it may be a little difficult for you. You may find that you enjoy working more than one job at a time because you’re a natural at multi-tasking – just be sure not to overflow your plate with too much at once!
Gemini Midheavens excel at anything that has to do with communication. Writing, teaching, and public speaking are just a few of the professions you could succeed in. Sharing your thoughts and ideas with others is a great way for you to stay feeling fulfilled.
If you have a Cancer Midheaven, you may have a strong desire to “mother” or nurture others. You may find that some jobs don’t allow you to fully express your emotional side, which can lead to some ups and downs in your professional life. It’s important that you find a work environment that makes you feel safe and appreciated.
Working as a doctor, counselor, or caretaker (especially with children) will really allow you to give your empathetic side room to flourish.
As a Leo Midheaven, you are someone who loves taking the lead and being in the spotlight. Being the center of attention probably doesn’t bother you too much, as Leo Midheavens often are natural-born performers. A career where you’re able to express yourself creatively by singing or acting will really allow your gifts to shine.
You are someone who enjoys taking charge and may come off a tad bit bossy – but it’s only because you know what you want! You have the ability to put smiles on people’s faces, no matter what profession you choose.
Virgo Midheavens are excellent at paying attention to detail and offering constructive criticism. These qualities are necessary for so many professions, but especially things like medicine and health fields. Virgo is a sign of service, so any job where you’re able to be resourceful is a plus. I can see Virgo Midheavens doing well when it comes to being a nutritionist, scientist, or even using your analytic mind while teaching or writing.
If your Midheaven happens to be in Libra, you are someone who needs balance and harmony in your workplace. Working in any sort of hectic environment could have you feeling a little out of place. Libra Midheavens are excellent at seeing both sides of any situation or scenario, so working as a lawyer or mediator will allow you to put these qualities to good use.
You are someone who can communicate warm and eloquently, so any profession that involves interacting with others like working as a secretary or in human resources could work very well. Since Libra is ruled by Venus, there could also be career opportunities in the art or beauty industry.
Since Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto in astrology, you may be drawn to jobs that can be incredibly extreme and intense. Jobs that involve death or mystery may be very appealing to you, such as working in forensics, or as a detective. Even a job that gives you a lot of power and authority surrounding other people’s possessions, such as an investment banker or a stockbroker.
When it comes to choosing a career, it’s important to go with something that allows you the freedom to transform when necessary. As a Fixed Water sign, you may find that becoming stagnant in your career is something you can’t tolerate, despite how easy it is for you to commit to one thing for a long period. Finding a career that continues to push you to the next level is essential.
There’s something very free-spirited about having a Sagittarius Midheaven. You like to fly by the seat of your pants when it comes to your career, which can mean that a lot of your jobs may be short term, but it’s not something you probably mind too much. Working in a field where you have a lot of freedom is essential.
A career as a travel agent, a philosopher or a spiritual teacher are a few ways you can be successful. For you, learning and exploring are essential in a job. Finding a career that allows you to move from place to place while learning new things will allow you to fully align with your purpose.
This is an excellent placement for working as an entrepreneur, manager, architect, or any job that allows you to focus on one goal for an extended period of time. As a Capricorn Midheaven, you are capable of handling large amounts of responsibility, and you do it with ease.
It’s important for you to work in a field where your hard work and efforts are appreciated because you will always go above and beyond when it comes to getting things done. Make sure to take time off of work when necessary, you may have a tendency to take on a lot at once!
As an Aquarius Midheaven, working as a humanitarian, activist, or social worker could really put your talents to good use. You care a lot about making the world a better place and working with organizations that can assist others. It’s important for you to find a career that allows you to make the world a better place, while still giving you a certain level of freedom.
Jobs that are somewhat unconventional may appeal to you, so working a desk job may not be the way to go. You have a lot of innovative ideas, so working somewhere that allows you to provide new input and opinions will benefit you immensely.
Pisces Midheavens like to dream big. You may often change careers because of this, in order to really find what brings you joy. This is a very spiritual placement in terms of career choice. Pisces Midheavens tend to be excellent artists, healers and writers. Allowing your intuition to guide you when it comes to selecting a career is key.
You must work in an environment that allows you to help others, or you’ll probably be unhappy with the work that you’re doing. Your emotions are very important to you, and wherever you work needs to honor them. Working somewhere that allows you to use your intuition, or your natural healing abilities will leave you feeling centered and fulfilled.
There’s often a lot of pressure behind choosing a career and sticking to it, but as we grow, so does our wants and desires in terms of a profession. It’s okay to be unsure, and it’s okay to take your time with this decision. Allowing astrology to assist or affirm the choices we make when it comes to our career can be extremely validating and assuring, and learning more about your Midheaven is a wonderful place to start.
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First of all, what is Chiron?
Chiron is a comet, but not just any comet. This mysterious universal force is known in astrology as ‘the wounded healer’ and is very much connected to our mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. It was named after the centaur, Chiron, from Greek Mythology who was a healer and teacher.
Now, many astrologers know that Chiron represents the inner wounds that we struggle with on a soul level. These could be wounds we’ve struggled with in this lifetime or even previous lifetimes. Chiron went retrograde in Aries earlier this year, but on December 12th it is going direct.
About Chiron Retrograde
When Chiron goes retrograde in a sign, it means that wounds which have been buried deep for so long come into light. In Aries, this is daunting because Aries is a sign of facing things head-on. It is in the Fire signs that Chiron carries wounds in the heart, ego and expression of self. There may be sudden shocks that draw the wound into the light and possibly unpleasant experiences; but like Saturn, Chiron is a teacher of hard knocks; ultimately, though these lessons may be difficult, they are in our best interests.
For the last five months, we may have been faced with inner wounds rising to the surface; this is the energy of Chiron at work. This has set the tone for much healing and inner work to be done. Now that Chiron is about to go direct in Aries, we have the opportunity to assess this healing and think about what we have learnt from our experiences and how we can further grow from them. We can take charge of our own healing process and look at other options that may lie before us.
We can use the Tarot cards to figure out ways to make this easier for us. This self-healing business is no easy feat! A Tarot card reading can work wonders in bringing us more insight, and checking out your free Tarot online reading can give you a nice snippet of knowledge into your situation. Meanwhile, a personalized Tarot card reading, such as the one below, can help you work with the energies of Chiron to your best ability!
With Chiron, it’s all about figuring out how you can take control of your healing process. You may still be at the beginning stages of it, or more advanced. Either way, a Tarot reading can never go wrong in helping and assisting!
3-Card Tarot Spread for Chiron Direct in Aries
Question: What do I need to know about my self-healing process right now?
The example reading below gives you an idea of how this spread works:
Card 1: 3 of Swords
The 3 of Swords is a clear indication of a broken heart. Something or someone has hurt me and the wound runs deep. As the card representing what needs healing, the message is clear. My heart is broken and it needs mending.
Card 2: Judgement
This is a powerful card to appear in the advice section for how to help heal myself. Judgement is a card of realizations and epiphanies. It’s that “aha!” moment which makes you view everything from a different perspective. It’s listening to a higher voice and a higher calling, seeing things from the big picture. Judgement may suggest deep meditation work or serious analyzing of myself, my emotions and the heartbreak itself.
Judgement is a card of coming to terms with what is and recognizing that the forces at work in the universe are far greater than any of us can imagine. In short, Judgement as an advice card in this spread may be suggesting that it is time to face the heartbreak in its entirety, to forgive and accept, and move on.
Card 3: The Moon
While the Moon is a card of beauty and mystery, it is also a card of fear. Out in the dark among the light of the moon, the shadows twist and turn; it becomes hard to see who friend and foe is. The Moon in this position suggests that fear is preventing me from moving forward. Quite possibly fear of facing the heartbreak, but also (perhaps oddly) fear of letting go of the heartbreak itself.
Sometimes we can reach a point where suffering becomes the norm for us and it can escalate into a comfort zone that we are scared to break free from. The card in this position suggests to break free of the constraints of the Moon and presumably move into the next card, the Sun (the light). Only by facing the darkness and drawing it into the light can we move forward.
Chiron direct in Aries brings the chance of healing, regenerating and facing whatever is holding us back. A free online Tarot reading can certainly help bring us greater insight into the issues we deal with, but a personal reading like the one above can help us face the depths of our own soul and dig deep so we can truly move on once and for all, becoming all the better for it.
Work with Chiron this December and let the passionate energy of Aries give you the strength and courage to brave the storms within you.
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Everyone loves the Tarot, and the age-old system that is cloaked in charm and mysticism certainly is popular for a reason. What about its magical other half, though — an Oracle deck? Let’s discuss the key differences between Tarot and Oracle, and decide whether or not you should invest in either system…or both, of course!
Let’s Talk Tarot
A Tarot deck is a 78-card deck that adheres to a specific format, one with which you are probably at least a little familiar! This lovely system consists of both the Major and Minor Arcana, and tells the story of various stages of human existence and life — whether that’s heartbreak in the Three of Swords card or new beginnings and healing in The Star card.
Traditionally, the Tarot includes 4 suits that make up the Minor Arcana — Wands, Pentacles, Cups, and Swords — but they do not always have to be presented this way. Sometimes, a Tarot deck might show the suits as Fire, Earth, Water, and Air, for example, to correspond to the elements of each suit.
However, no matter the artist or kind of Tarot deck, it’s unlikely that a Tarot deck would veer too far from the original system. The key is that the heart and symbolism of a Tarot deck might be demonstrated in slightly different ways, but its origin typically always shines through.
The structure of the Oracle deck can be hard to initially understand, and that’s because it doesn’t have to have one! An Oracle deck can have a uniting theme or no uniting theme, 10 cards or 60 cards, and is overall going to vary widely from deck to deck — and that’s the charm of it!
What about Oracle?
While the variability can make learning or getting a hold of the meaning of each Oracle card a little more difficult, some may find the versatility preferable to a system like Tarot that is much more finely structured. This is also isn’t to say that Oracle decks have no structure at all; an artist may choose to have a strong overarching theme, like the Moonology Oracle cards that focus on the moon cycles, or The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck which focuses on animals.
There isn’t necessarily so much of a “better” as there is simply a scale of personal preference. Learning Tarot allows you to more safely move from one Tarot deck to another because of the baseline level of similarity they will share, whereas an Oracle deck can be a new ballgame each time. However, both systems are equally powerful, enhance your intuition, and get clear messages across. That said, there can absolutely be different uses for each system.
While the technical uses for each kind of deck can still be a matter of preference, a Tarot deck is already built to describe, discuss, and show you different kinds of situations and emotions naturally in the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. For this reason, a Tarot reading is suited to show past, present, or future events, as well as the underlying feelings of anyone around you (including yourself).
So, Which is Better?
When Should You Use Tarot?
Because this can encompass so many topics, themes, and situations, this is why many readers opt to use Tarot spreads in order to maintain focus on what’s important, and hone in on the areas that are more essential. Choosing a spread is also a great starting point if you still find yourself feeling lost or overwhelmed by the amount of freedom within this system.
While this certainly differs from Oracle deck to Oracle deck, these decks tend to lean towards a more affirmative, kind voice. Oracle decks more often than not are suited to lend words of advice, affirmation, and reassurance, and can be the uplifting message that is needed during a reading. In other words: whereas Tarot can tend to be more objective and straightforward in its message, an Oracle deck tends to come from a sweeter angle.
When Should You Use Oracle?
In this way, Oracle and Tarot decks actually complement each other rather than clash, and can in fact both be used at the same time in a reading. Perhaps you opt to use a Tarot spread, and then pull one or two Oracle cards for final words of advice or affirmation.
When choosing a deck, keep in mind that it’s not necessarily a mutually exclusive process — you may choose a Tarot deck at first and later pick up an Oracle deck at any time, or even at the same time! It is ultimately up to you to decide whether an individual deck speaks to you no matter its system or structure, and the journey of card reading will be rewarding no matter which avenue you take.
A Final Reminder
When choosing a deck, keep in mind that it’s not necessarily a mutually exclusive process — you may choose a Tarot deck at first and later pick up an Oracle deck at any time, or even at the same time! It is ultimately up to you to decide whether an individual deck speaks to you no matter its system or structure, and the journey of card reading will be rewarding no matter which avenue you take.
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The Full Moon in Gemini is on December 12, 2019 during energetic Sagittarius season.
During this time of year, we are flooded with images of presents under the tree and we all anticipate some fun gifts so it’s important to know that this Full Moon has the potential to write your name in the Universal naughty or nice list and here is why.
Gemini, the sign the Moon is in, is known to have two personalities, the devil and the angel. These archetypes will be coming out to play so it’s up to you to make the decisions that lead to good karma instead of emotional bankruptcy aka coal. In short, think before you act impulsively and ask yourself, is this just for me or am I taking others into consideration?
This will help keep your vibe high and you will receive the gift of the present moment.
The Gemini Full Moon Brings Cosmic Blessings
The good news is that this Full Moon will also bring you cosmic blessings if you’ve been good. The Moon, being the closest celestial body to our planet, has a deep and profound impact on us. In fact, the Moon is used as a guide of sorts in many types of magic, so knowing what zodiac sign and stage the Moon is in is pretty important when it comes to your magical workings. Whether it is a small wish, cleansing ritual, or even a full-blown love spell, the power of the Moon must be considered.
With this Full Moon in Gemini there is a special energy that relates to communication, travel, writing work, and things that relate to Gemini. Yes, there is a relation to magic and astrology.
For centuries the Moon has been regarded as having an impact on magical workings, when to plant crops for the best harvest, and the timing of ceremonies and special events in our lives. With a little attention to lunar timing, you too can make the most of the intense energy that comes along with the Full Moon.
One Last Chance to Get on the ‘Nice List’
While the New Moon is considered the time of growth and new beginnings, the period of the Full Moon is a time of completion, and seeing the fruits of your labor. This particular Full Moon will bring a period of discovery to many, making this the perfect time to work your lunar magic for things that bring an end to bad habits.
Self-discovery is what this Gemini Full Moon also brings to the table. Gemini, being a Mutable Air sign ruled by Mercury, is all about learning new things, communicating, and, of course, duality. This being the final Full Moon of 2019, you have one final chance to make those changes you have been contemplating and choose the path of the soul instead of the ego.
Gemini Lunar Energy
Many see Gemini as the sign most closely associated with deception, the twins just can’t seem to agree on how to go about this or that, so they choose both paths. You may find yourself easily swayed by outside influences when the Moon takes up residence in this sign. This is a time for grounding techniques, meditation, and focusing on being who you want to be, rather than who your twin, or the devil on your shoulder wants you to be.
This is an all-important point when channeling this particular lunar energy.
Set Your Full Moon Intentions
It is important to realize that whatever your intentions at this time may be, if you have had negative intentions in the five and a half months leading up to this Full Moon, you will still be feeling the impact of your actions. With this last Full Moon of the year, being flexible to whatever may happen in your life is an important thing to keep in mind. Gemini is an adaptable sign, and the energy associated with this powerful Moon phase will be one that brings great changes to our lives.
It is up to you, however, to determine if these changes will be positive or negative.
How To Get Presents Instead of Coal on This Full Moon
No matter what your religious preference or your personal belief system may be, the Full Moon, in any sign, is a definite time of renewal and a culmination of the things which we have been working toward manifesting over the past six months.
Just as the New Moon is a period of new beginnings and embarking on changes in our lives, the period between the New Moon in Gemini and the Full Moon in Gemini will prove to be a time of reaping the seeds that have been sewn over this time period. Look at it as a sort of elongated New Moon period.
1. Prepare for Changes
So how do you prepare for unforeseen changes?
Listen to your gut. This is true of all magical periods you encounter, and whether or not you believe in magic, Full Moons add magical energy that cannot be denied. When you feel something, trust that feeling, learning to trust yourself and your intuition is an important part of making the very most of the power that we all hold within. Yes, you too have a certain power within you that is enhanced by the energy of the Full Moon.
2. Learn New Things
The quixotic nature of the Gemini Moon is one that you can definitely use to your advantage. You can create the manifestations you most desire, as long as you are willing to deal effectively with whatever may be coming your way.
This is a time when you can explore and learn new things, but not a good time to start any new projects, as you will likely not be finishing them. Discard the things in life that are not working for you, and enhance the things that are. Face your own personal demons, look them in the eye, and handle your business.
3. Manifest Your Wishes
Full Moon periods are also good times for manifesting wishes in your life. I am personally a big believer in wish magic, and there is no better time to make your wishes known to the Universe than now. The brilliance of Gemini and the amazing good fortune of the Sun in Sagittarius bring an element of wishes coming true, as long as you follow the basic rules of wishing in good form. Harm to none, and honestly, being realistic and true to yourself.
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4. Allow the Magical Universe to Guide You
How you use the magical energy that is associated with this lunar period is really a personal choice, and should be based upon how you feel, however, going against the grain and trying to force things to happen is ill-advised, especially in this lunar cycle. If you think about the zodiac signs that are involved here, you have Gemini and Sagittarius, which are both signs that when held down too tightly will quickly make an escape.
5. Let Things Go
For this reason, caution should be exercised with attempts to control anything, or anyone for that matter, as this is not a good use for the energy radiating from the bright and beautiful Moon you see in the night sky. Instead, place your focus within.
By growing your own personal strength, you can best utilize this energy. Know that nothing natural in life can be forced, and by targeting the small things that you can control, the rest of life will sort of fall into place.
Tips To Have A Jolly Full Moon
So to recap, things to focus your energy during this Full Moon include yourself, meditation, grounding methods, realizing the things which you have been manifesting in your life, and deciding whether or not this is truly what you want.
- Look at your romantic relationships and decide how to best make improvements rather than carrying the negative parts with you into 2020.
- Communicate effectively with friends and family. Socializing with friends and soaking up the energy radiating from the sky.
- Work on any writing projects you have going on.
- Lastly, and above all else, prepare yourself for unpredictable changes. You can make these changes positive, it is all in your attitude, and, of course, your intentions.
Prepare For Holiday Wishes To Come True
The exciting holiday time will be extra magical during this four-day window surrounding the Full Moon. As we are charged with energy, confidence, and Gemini’s playful energy, go ahead and enjoy yourself and let your inner child play. If you’ve been waiting to line up your career with something truly heart-centered that feels like the perfect fit and trying your best, you might just receive an extra special opportunity from the Universe.
The Gemini twins are also known to attract soul mate energy so keep your heart and eyes open to new love with our free 3-card love reading.
We always like to remind you to look at all the major aspects of the cosmos so you truly feel the song and not just a single note. What is significant here is that this is the first Full Moon in a while where we have not had planets retrograde so if you’ve felt like you’ve been unable to move forward, this one will actually allow you to do so. We have a triple conjunction that amplifies the crisis theme that can come with a Full Moon.
You may feel the need to release parts of your life that aren’t feeling they mesh with you and you may be feeling stress. This is a cosmic invitation to step into trust that you will get through this and to lean on the wisdom of your soul as the external world may seem to shift without our ability to control it. If you can stay positive, the feeling of crisis will pass by the time we start the next decade on January 1st.
Make sure you go with the flow during this planetary change and channel this energy in any way that you can. The Gemini Full Moon wants you to have a ball and not worry so much.
How do you intend on celebrating the Gemini Full Moon? See what the planets have in store for your sign by reading your free daily horoscope.
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* Editor’s note: This article was previously published November 23rd, 2018 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.
December 9 marks the beginning of Mercury’s transit through the Fire sign of Sagittarius. That’s astrology-speak for finding it much easier to say what is on our minds! This transit lasts until December 28 when Mercury will enter the Earth sign of Capricorn.
Let’s look at the areas of our lives Mercury affects and how the personality of Sagittarius will allow us to soar to new heights in those areas.
Mercury is the planet of communication, electronics, mail, short-distance travel; it governs the mind. That’s quite a lot of our life ruled by Mercury, especially because we spend so much time communicating on electronics these days. Not to mention that it’s the holidays, so travel is at an all-time high.
When the mental planet Mercury is direct, at least we don’t have to worry about electronics malfunctioning, misinterpreting what people say, or travel interruptions (unless it’s a Full Moon which we have December 12). Mercury is the messenger, it helps us deliver our ideas and influences how we actuate our plans.
Sagittarius is symbolized by the archer. The arrow represents aiming for a higher level of awareness or spiritual enlightenment.
The energy of Sagittarius, being linked to the Fire element, is one that is bold, energized, and passionate. Sagittarius is known to speak their mind but in a positive and mindful way because they are always focused on how to improve and uplift society. So, how do these two energies blend together to affect our lives? It’s up to us to use the energy for good instead of letting it pass us by.
How to Speak Your Mind Like a Sagittarius:
1. Share Creative Ideas
You will find it easier to articulate your imagination at this time and you’ll have the confidence to do so. If you have a vision, share it with your boss or partner and it will help it manifest.
2. State Your Goals Out Loud
You still have time to let the cat out of the bag about what you truly desire. Now shamelessly, say exactly what you want to yourself, the Universe, and people who will support you.
3. Ask for What You Want
Stop wishing and just let in be known that you have personal desires. This is the extra push from the Universe that can help you over that last bit of self-doubt.
4. Share from Your Soul
When it comes to manifesting, people are motivated to help you and feel much more capable when they connect to a cause or feel inspired emotionally. Speak soul to soul and you’ll find new doors open.
5. Talk About Your True Feelings
Have you been bottling up your emotions? You can articulate them in a mature and wise way with Sagittarius, sage-like energy so that they don’t blow up sometime in the future when the pressure is too heavy.
6. Be Transparent
Allow yourself to be vulnerable and share how you’re really feeling even if it’s not what people expect. Being completely honest actually gives us tremendous freedom and allows us to connect to people in a much deeper way.
7. Share Intuitive Insights
The spiritually awakened Sagittarius energy allows us to speak from a more intuitive space. You will see things from a more loving perspective so allow your healing words to help someone.
8. Say Things Without Apologizing
Sagittarius doesn’t worry about what people think. They really value ideas and truth more than image or ego. They will find the courage to say things even if they are new and challenge the status quo.
9. Show Your Appreciation
With the holidays upon us, share love with the people who are in your life. Tell them how they inspire you, how much they mean to you, and how much you enjoy their company.
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We have a very intense December astrologically speaking, and that means big changes are in store. There are so many major astrological events packed into December, you can expect everyone to be experiencing a lot all at once. Chiron stations direct on the day of the Full Moon on December 12. This means we have no more planets retrograde and things will really feel like they can move forward. Our minds and lives will get a push whether we are ready or not so spend time really working on and focusing on your desired outcome.
The Solar eclipse that comes as an extra present with the New Moon Christmas day will bring the changes even stronger into our reality as we kick off the new year so keep up on your magical workings and the coming year of the Metal Rat will bring you much prosperity in business as well as help you wrap up all the work you’ve done this year to make the most of it.
Since this month is going to be full of cosmic fun, we recommend reading your free daily horoscope and utilizing our free daily Tarot reading to know how your sign is affected each day and to keep your intuition tuned up. The vehicle of your soul has the potential to really shine this month, so get excited for a scenic drive with lots of glistening lights!
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