Month: January 2020
Astrology holds the answers to many mysterious questions we have in life, including tips and tricks regarding our personal diets. You probably know a few things about your Sun sign already, but did you know that there are certain foods that may be better for you to eat than other signs?
Finding a healthy balance between what we crave and what our body needs can be difficult. Fortunately, this is another of the many issues that astrology can help us with. When you understand how your body reacts to certain minerals or substances based on your zodiac sign, you’ll better understand the food items that you should consciously work to incorporate into your diet.
If you want to know more about how the stars affect your body and its needs, keep reading – and don’t forget to bookmark your daily health horoscope!
The Best Foods for Each Zodiac Sign
While things like spinach or kale may be considered universally healthy, certain chemicals and minerals are processed differently by each sign. In fact, there is a unique and special mineral for each sign, and each sign should focus on making sure that they are receiving enough of it.
Aries’ mineral is potassium phosphate. Aries rules the head, which is associated with perception, thought, and common sense. Physically, imbalances in the diet or health of an Aries can result in headaches, head congestion, migraines, and sinus infections. Potassium phosphate is crucial for you, Aries, and making sure that you’re getting enough can prevent depression and mood imbalances.
Foods that contain this mineral include lentils, brown rice, onions, olives, walnuts, lettuce, cauliflower, bananas, figs, broccoli, pumpkin, and cucumbers.
Additionally, Aries should avoid too much salt, which can cause bloating and issues within the arteries, as well as alcohol, which negatively affects the kidneys.
Taurus rules the throat and neck, and poor diet can result in neck pains, sore throats, laryngitis, and glandular issues. Your unique mineral is sulphate of sodium, which allows for proper hydration and throat health. It’s important to make sure that you get enough of this mineral in your diet to avoid a stiff neck, sore throat, or other issues in that area of the body.
There are many foods that contain sulphate of sodium: cauliflower, horseradish, cucumber, spinach, pumpkin, onion, asparagus, beets, cranberries, and raw nuts.
Taureans should avoid rich diets that contain a lot of starch, sugar, or fat, as this can contribute to weight gain and other health issues.
The shoulders, arms, hands, and lungs are ruled by Gemini, and poor diet can result in respiratory infections, asthma, and bronchitis, among other health issues. The mineral that Geminis should pay special attention to is potassium chloride, which allows for the proper creation of fibrin in organs, blood, and tissues.
Foods that contain potassium chloride include oranges, peaches, spinach, green beans, celery, tomatoes, carrots, asparagus and wild rice.
Stimulants should be avoided, as they trigger the nerves and can cause anxiety. Too much coffee isn’t a good thing to include in your diet—try replacing it with small amounts of green tea, which contains far less caffeine.
Cancer rules over the breasts and stomach, which means that dietary issues can lead to digestive problems, weight gain, and even anxiety. Your cell salt is calcium fluoride, which keeps the body’s connective tissues elastic and healthy.
It’s important for you to get plenty of the following foods in your diet: whole grain rye, fish, oysters, egg yolks, beets, and yogurt. Foods with calcium, which is also important, include cheese, milk, tomatoes, and okra.
Cancers should avoid too much salt, sugar, or starch in their diet. Salt can cause bloating, while sugars and starches can cause constipation.
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The spine, back, and heart are ruled by Leo. You’re prone to push yourself too hard, which can lead to back problems, which yoga can help combat. Magnesium phosphate is the mineral that is crucial for a Leo’s health, because it helps the nerves function properly.
It’s also important that you learn to cut out heavy and fatty foods as much as you can from your diet at a young age. These foods can lead to weight gain and other problems.
Virgo rules the intestines and the nervous system. Poor diet can lead to indigestion, gas pain, bowel problems, ulcers, and colitis. It’s important for you to take in plenty of potassium sulphate, which prevents dandruff, dry skin, hair loss, eczema, fatigue, and constipation.
Foods high in this mineral include bananas, lemons, oranges, cheese, lean beef, lamb, whole wheat and whole grains, dark green veggies, and leafy greens.
You may have a deep love for chocolate, but it can upset your stomach. You may also wish to stay away from spicy or overly seasoned foods.
The lumbar region, the buttocks, and the kidneys are ruled by Libra. Balance is crucial for the Libran’s diet, the lack of which leading to kidney issues and breakouts of the skin. Your mineral is sodium phosphate, which allows for equalization between alkalis and acids in the body, thus providing balance.
Foods rich in this mineral include carrots, corn, spinach, beets, asparagus, almonds, brown rice, and oatmeal. You should also make sure that you’re getting enough protein.
Your skin is sensitive, and rich foods and alcohol can cause breakouts. Avoiding rich meals and cocktails will help keep your skin looking clear and fresh.
Scorpio rules the sexual organs, making that region of the body more sensitive than others. You can suffer from poor health brought on by emotional disturbances. Calcium Sulphate is an extremely important mineral for Scorpios, because it assists in reproductive health and helps the body form cells.
Asparagus, radishes, cauliflower, onions, tomatoes, figs, black cherries, and coconuts are all foods that contain calcium sulphate. Make sure you incorporate some or all of these foods into your diet when you can.
Scorpios should avoid big meals and instead focus on about four small meals throughout the day. Too much food can weigh you down.
The hips, thighs, and liver are ruled by Sagittarius. Without proper diet and exercise, Sagittarians are susceptible to gout, sciatica, and hip problems. Exercise is very important for the Sag, as well as making sure to get enough silica into your diet. This cell salt contributes to healthy skin, hair, and gums.
Silica can be found in green peppers, raw salads, pears, strawberries, apples, potatoes, oats, whole grains, and egg yolk, as well as the skin of fruits and veggies.
Creams, butters, fats, candy, and chocolate should be avoided as much as possible by Sagittarians, as they can lead to weight gain. Alcohol can easily and negatively affect your liver, so try to imbibe as little as possible.
Capricorn rules the teeth, bones, joints, and knees. Your body is prone to issues such as arthritis and rheumatism and overworking yourself can lead to knee problems. Calcium phosphate is a crucial mineral for Capricorns, because it assists in bone formation.
Oranges, lemons, dandelion greens, cabbage, spinach, figs, celery, broccoli, and corn contain plenty of calcium phosphate, so make sure you’re eating enough of these foods.
Try not to eat the same foods consistently; make sure you’re switching your diet up and trying many new fruits and vegetables.
Aquarius rules the circulatory system, the shins, the ankles, and the calves. While generally healthy, you may suffer from issues with the circulatory system, which is why sodium chloride is important. This can be found in common table salt, but there are healthier ways to make sure you’re getting enough of this mineral.
Lobster, tuna, ocean fish, radishes, spinach, celery, squash, lentils, apples, peaches, and pears all contain sodium chloride.
Too much caffeine can make you feel nervous and jittery, rather than giving you energy. Try cutting back on your caffeine intake, perhaps by switching your coffee with gentle green tea.
Pisces rules the feet, toes, and mucous membranes. You may be susceptible to colds, sinus issues, or water retention if your diet is not rich in vitamins and minerals. Ferrum phosphate, or iron, is extremely important for Pisces to make sure they include in their diet.
Foods with iron include lean beef, lamb, egg yolks, oysters, whole grains, beets, beans, barley, spinach, onions, and peaches.
Too much salt leads to water retention, which you are vulnerable too. Try cutting back on your salt intake, as well as coffee and alcohol, which can disturb the emotions.
Taking Care of You
As you can see, astrology can provide simple, easy ways to better take care of yourself, according to your own unique, specific needs. By incorporating the foods that are most important to your sign, you’ll begin to honor not only your body, but your astrological destiny.
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In February, we move from rebellious, colorful Aquarius into the dreamy season of Pisces. This month, we attend celebrations of love and check back up on our New Year’s resolutions — so why not check back in with Tarot too?
We’ve pulled one Tarot card each from the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana for each zodiac sign to find out what the energy of your February looks like.
Enjoy, and find your Tarotscope below!
Review your Tarotscope from last month here: January 2020 Tarotscopes for All Zodiac Signs
Your February 2020 Tarotscopes:
Aries: The Hermit (Reversed) & Queen of Swords (Reversed)
Beware of the beast that is overthinking, Aries.
This month brings you a multitude of opportunities and choices, but something funky must be in the air and is making you lose your decisive, go-getter attitude! Not all of your choices are equal in quality, it’s true, but there will inevitably be pros and cons to all options. If needed, do not be afraid to seek a second opinion, even if your independent flair is telling you otherwise.
Taurus: Death (Reversed) & 10 of Cups
Changes, choices, and vast life alterations in the past few months are at a complete halt in February for you, Taurus.
No more shifting, no more confusion, and no more need to second-guess your decisions. This February, you can expect to more fully see the fruits of your labor blossom into fruition, as a more stable emotional environment kicks in for you and the crazy tides of change have died down.
Gemini: The Tower (Reversed) & Ace of Cups
We spy quite a mix of pleasure and pain for you this month, Gemini.
On one hand, love is certainly in the air — there’s a newfound sense of playfulness, flirtiness, and enjoyment that stems from your relationships with others. On the other hand, navigating new relationships and connections isn’t the easiest task in the world either, and you’ve entered new territory when it comes to communication styles and differences in personality. Enjoy the ride of connecting differently, but don’t be discouraged or give up too quickly if things don’t click immediately.
Cancer: The Star (Reversed) & Page of Swords (Reversed)
Confusion is looming this February for you, Cancer, and it’s understandable given your circumstances.
While it’s true that the situations you’re about to be presented with in February are requiring a level of discernment and judgement that is difficult with the limited information you’ll be given, you need to be able to take what you know and share that information with others. You’re a strong individual with a tendency to not want to pass burdens off to others, but the people in your life genuinely want to be of assistance, so don’t let yourself stew in your thoughts all alone!
Leo: The Sun (Reversed) & Ace of Pentacles
February is primarily about work, finance, and career for you undoubtedly, Leo.
There have been lingering questions about the direction of these areas, the opportunities that are available to you, and what is good enough for your wonderful lion self’s creativity and emotional needs. Coming into this month, placing focus on these things is going to do wonders for what work, money, and career ultimately look like for you, but you have to be careful that you set aside time to have fun and let loose a little too!
Virgo: Wheel of Fortune (Reversed) & 3 of Swords
You may suddenly feel way out of sync this month, Virgo.
Schedules may be thrown off, the effectivity of your routines get questioned, or maybe a plan has to be thrown out the window altogether. Whatever the case, disappointment and plans going awry seem to be a running theme during this February for you, and part of the challenge is going to be how you adapt to those situations. Remember: even as a bit of a perfectionist sign, Virgos are still Mutable and meant to roll with the punches!
Libra: The Chariot & 6 of Cups (Reversed)
While success, tangible progress, and positive traction is definitely on the way for you this February, Libra, you have to be careful that you don’t lose sight of your roots.
Whenever you celebrate a victory, take a step ahead in the path of success, or achieve a goal, make a little mental note of why you had set those goals or plans in the first place. And spread a little gratitude towards those that may have helped you, whether directly or inadvertently!
Scorpio: The Fool & Knight of Swords
These past few months have been a period of intense emotional and spiritual work for you, Scorpio, truly testing your limits of how you might handle stress and inner conflict.
Now, though, the running theme of placing focus on emotion is taking a break for February, and you’ll find a much lighter, action-focused approach to be more appropriate for your circumstances. Expect new opportunities, adventures, and finally some prospects for movement, spontaneity, and fun!
Sagittarius: The Magician (Reversed) & 7 of Swords
You are artists and creatives at heart, wild archer, but something about your social circles in February is pushing your ability to focus on your independent hobbies to the side.
Perhaps people in your life are partaking in gossip, petty actions, or are actively interfering with you or being dishonest. Unfortunately, this looks to take priority as you have to sort yourself out among the social scuffle and make sure that you come out unscathed from the conflict. While of course, it would be more fun and enjoyable to keep practicing your hobbies or focus on your individual work, it’s time to play mediator for now.
Capricorn: The Moon (Reversed) & 9 of Wands
It seems you just can’t quite catch long enough of a break, Capricorn!
Already heading into the second month of February, it seems that something is causing you to act with a lot of caution and reserve like you’re on the defensive in the midst of battle. What’s more, it looks like the energy of The Moon in reverse brings a lot of confusion, second-guessing, and clouded judgement to the table, making a plan of action even more difficult. Rest assured that this phase will pass and it’s just that — a phase!
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Aquarius: The Hanged Man (Reversed) & 2 of Wands
No more waiting — it’s go-time for Aquarians this February!
After placing focus on others and trying to ease situations for everyone else in your life, you’re finally done being the hero for the world and are now the hero for your own story. Expect several plans, ideas, and spontaneous bursts of energy to come to you this month in the heat of Aquarius season itself, and try not to get caught up in perfectly executing everything or feeling as though you must initiate all of those plans. Enjoy your new freedom and independence, and try out the ideas that appeal to you the most without overthinking too much!
Pisces: The World (Reversed) & 8 of Wands
There’s a sense of haste, speed, and quick communication and decision-making that’s arising for you this month, Pisces.
While your excitement and desire to be decisive is admirable, you also have to be careful that you’re not making shortcuts or looking for easy solutions. In part, you will have to be making snap decisions simply due to deadlines or other external circumstances, but where there can be patience, let it come through.
A Final Reminder
While your Tarotscope will reveal the energies you’re likely to encounter as you head into February, it can also be helpful to refer back to it throughout the month as they seep in more clearly. First and foremost, though, it is but one tool to add to your toolbox and not the whole guidebook — keep in mind that the future is always in your hands!
If you still find yourself lost, confused, or in need of a little more individualized guidance, feel free to pick up an individual free Tarot reading yourself too.
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Chinese Astrology is a fascinating branch of astrology that has been around since ancient times and focuses on twelve different animals, each of which corresponds to a person’s year of birth. In Chinese Astrology, it is believed that you will take on the qualities of that animal and this will represent the core of who you are. So if you were born in the Year of the Dragon, your innermost self is someone who is powerful, driven and determined to succeed; if born in the Year of the Tiger, you will likely be brave, sensitive and drawn to humanitarian causes; if born in the Year of the Snake, you are wise and philosophical, keeping your innermost thoughts close to your chest.
Most people are aware of what Chinese Astrology is to some degree, but what most people don’t know is that, just like in Western Astrology, Chinese Astrology also has Rising Signs. In Western Astrology, the sign that was rising at the time of your birth is your Rising Sign, or the Ascendant, and it is no different with Chinese Astrology.
The Chinese Zodiac & Rising Signs
In the Lunar Calendar, the day begins at 11pm. The twenty-four hours are divided into two hours each and each of these two hours is ruled by one of the animal signs.
Just as with Western Astrology, the Chinese Zodiac Rising Sign strongly shapes the personality and heavily influences how you are seen by others and how you go about your daily life.
The Rabbit, for example, is a thoroughly non-aggressive and peaceful individual. But if you have a Rabbit that was born in the Hours of the Tiger, this person may come across as fiery and even aggressive, especially when provoked.
Similarly, Horse people are typically free-spirited and colourful individuals who are here one minute and gone the next; but if you have a Horse that was born in the Hours of the Rat, this Horse may come across as uncharacteristically rigid and possessing extraordinary amounts of self-discipline.
Below is a list of the twelve Chinese Zodiac animal signs and the hours they rule:
- Rat: 11pm to 1am
- Ox: 1am to 3am
- Tiger: 3am to 5am
- Rabbit: 5am to 7am
- Dragon: 7am to 9am
- Snake: 9am to 11am
- Horse: 11am to 1pm
- Goat: 1pm to 3pm
- Monkey: 3pm to 5pm
- Rooster: 5pm to 7pm
- Dog: 7pm to 9pm
- Pig: 9pm to 11pm
Your Ascendant Sign can give you just as much insight into yourself as your Year of Birth zodiac sign. Once you’ve discovered your own Rising Sign, read on to find out what each one means for you!
If your Chinese Ascendant is the Rat, you will come across as intelligent and quick-witted to others. There is a methodical approach in all you do and you will think carefully – look before you leap is one of your slogans. You will come across as a realist and are not afraid of hard work in order to achieve your goals.
If your Chinese Ascendant is the Ox, others will see you reliable, slow and steady. You may have quite a strong-looking and powerful physique. There is an air about you that gives the impression that you can get anything done and will stick to the task at hand, no matter how long it takes you to achieve it.
If your Rising Sign is the Tiger, you will come across as bold and confident, regardless of whether you are introverted, extroverted or somewhere in-between. Others may see you as quite emotional and ready to take on whatever challenge comes your way. You may have a funky sort of dress sense or you have your own unique, individual look.
If your Rising Sign is the Rabbit, you will come across as a gentle, introverted soul. You may be soft-spoken and have impeccable dress sense. Others will be instantly charmed by your hosting abilities and will enjoy the discussions you have to offer. You may give off a homely or welcoming vibe.
If your Rising Sign is the Dragon, you will exude an aura of authority. Others may be wary of you or deeply admiring – it is often one of the two. Your conversation may mostly revolve around yourself, but people listening don’t mind – they consider you to be a fascinating individual!
If your Rising Sign is the Snake, you may come across as quiet and thoughtful. You may also be particularly blessed in the looks department. Others will admire you for your wise, philosophical discussion. When someone has hurt you, you may not show your emotions immediately. Instead, you may silently seethe; you are not the type to forget a slight easily.
If your Rising Sign is the Horse, you may appear to others as constantly being on the move. Others may see you as a bit of a mystery; there is a powerful individuality about you and other people can’t help but what to know more. While you come across as intriguing to people, you can also be a very private individual and require your alone time. You are fiercely independent.
If your Rising Sign is the Goat, you may come across as dreamy and romantic. You may give off an aura of being a sympathetic ear and shoulder to cry on. Others will think you are a creative type and you will often approach things in a metaphorical fashion, preferring to look at the big picture as opposed to the minor details.
If your Rising sign is the Monkey, then you will seem sociable and witty to others. You may be acutely aware of how you present yourself in public and you are very good at becoming a chameleon, able to shift your personality and appearance in accordance with your surroundings. You are a quick-thinker with an idea for everything.
If your Rising Sign is a Rooster, others will see you as honest, opinionated and confident. You may come across as being over-critical of others, even if you don’t mean to be. You may be quite a colourful dresser and rarely do you mince your words. Others may admire you for your energy and drive.
If your Rising Sign is the Dog, then others will admire you for being a loyal and dependable friend. You may have a ‘warrior’ look about you and you may also have penetrating eyes. You will often come across as an intuitive character and people trust you as they know you are genuine and honest in your intentions.
If your Rising Sign is the Pig, others will see you as a cheerful and jolly individual. You put people at ease because you come across as open and honest. You may have a liking for restaurants and one thing you enjoy is having your favourite meal with your friends and loved ones. Others appreciate you for always being there for them and going out of your way to make sure they are OK.
Which Chinese Zodiac Animal Are You, Really? Take the quiz to find out!
It’s not Tarot, it’s not oracle, but it is a deeply intuition-based, “fortune-telling,” and age-old system — Lenormand!
If you love Tarot, chances are you’ll love Lenormand cards — but, unfortunately, it’s possible you’ve never heard of them before. Both are age-old systems used to read futures, present situations, and delve right into the heart of any circumstance, yet one seems to be significantly more well-known than the other, making Lenormand a fairly underrated system of card reading.
If you’re interested in learning cards, but haven’t quite yet taken the plunge or perhaps still have a thirst for even another deck or two, it may be time to learn about Lenormand to consider all your options.
Let’s discuss the similarities and differences between Tarot and Lenormand, and see which system, or both, might be better suited for you.
How are Tarot & Lenormand Similar?
Although Tarot has more age than Lenormand, both have been around for at least over a century, and are widely used by many cartomancers throughout the globe.
Both systems have some form of structure, and you are likely going to want to familiarize yourself with each card meaning before jumping right into slinging cards. If you enjoyed learning Tarot and cracking down to study each card, you’ll also enjoy a similar experience with Lenormand.
Like Tarot, Lenormand also has many spreads associated with the card system that can be used to lay some organization and structure into your reading, like 5-7 card spreads, or a technique called the “Grand Tableau” — which uses all 36 of its cards!
How are Tarot & Lenormand Different?
Despite the initial similarities, as well as the fact that both systems are often used by many card readers, there are arguably more differences between the deck systems than there are similarities.
Unlike oracle decks, Lenormand and Tarot both tend to abide by a particular system, order, and structure, but they do differ in what structures are used and for what purpose.
A traditional Tarot deck will often boast 78 cards, while a traditional Lenormand deck will tend to have 36 cards. In a Tarot deck, cards are split between the Major and Minor Arcana as well as four different suits, whilst a Lenormand deck does not split its symbols into separate categories or suits and presents each of its 36 cards and symbols as solo entities. And, as mentioned before, Tarot and Lenormand thus also often differ in how they are used by card practitioners.
Tarot Cards or Lenormand Cards: Which is Ideal for You?
While this is ultimately a matter of preference, and neither system is truly mutually exclusive, it can be ideal to understand what kind of system is often used for what purpose.
A Tarot deck tends to address the “how” or “why” in a situation — Why did an event happen the way that it did? How should you plan your next course of action? For example, the card 9 of Swords will depict internal battles, nightmares, and anxieties, which often can address a more emotional or spiritual aspect of a situation.
A Lenormand deck, more focused on everyday occurrences and events, will tend to address the “what” or “where” — What can you expect to see coming up for you soon? Where might you end up in a month or so? Cards like the Dog can point out someone like a friend, or a card like the Birds signifying gossip or chatter. Lenormand tends to display situations events as they are, rather than delve into why they are happening like Tarot. So, where Lenormand would read this situation simply as friends gossiping, Tarot might explain why your friends are gossiping, and point to a more internal struggle that they’re dealing with.
With that in mind, when deciding whether or not Lenormand or Tarot is for you, you might want to consider the following questions:
If you’re interested in the former, Lenormand may be more for you!
2. When faced with a dilemma, would you prefer to be eased into some guidance, or shown the outcome of your choices directly?
If you’re interested in the former, Tarot may be the best option for you in this scenario!
Keep in Mind…
As mentioned earlier, Tarot and Lenormand aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive — feel free to pick up both systems if your heart so desires! But keep in mind the ways in which they differ when making any deck purchase decisions, especially so that you know what you’re getting yourself into when you pick up that deck of cards for the first time!
If you find yourself leaning towards Tarot so far, check out a free Tarot reading here if you want to try your hand at a small reading online first, or perhaps even check out a deck of cards if you’re already feeling like you’d like to take the plunge!
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Happy Birthday, Aquarius! All Air signs will see a little boost this week, and all zodiac signs are going to be seeing some fresh energy breathing into their lives. That is due to the Fixed sign of the Air signs getting some love, and that energy picks up this week. We are now in a period of enlightenment, as we get closer to the dawn of the Aquarius era this year.
This week the Sun will enter Aquarius for the Aquarius solar return, and that is going to light up your life in a number of ways. This begins on Monday, and will last for a few weeks. During that time frame, other planets will join the Sun in Aquarius and give other areas of your life that little breath of fresh air to enjoy some enlightening free thinking. So that starts this Monday.
If you are unsure how to navigate this section of 2020 under Air sign energy, use playing cards in a similar way to Tarot cards to navigate any part of your life, any time of day, any day of the week.
Check this out: You Can Tell Your Future With Playing Cards
And when you aren’t doing that, you can tune into our Daily Horoscopes or Daily Numerology reading to get a read on your forecast for the day.
Overall, it is a nice and quiet week to report, folks. Do enjoy!
Planetary Locations During January 20-26, 2020:
• Sun: Capricorn (December 22, 2019 – January 20, 2020); Aquarius (January 20, 2019 – February 18, 2020)
• Mercury: Aquarius (January 16, 2020 – February 3, 2020)
• Venus: Pisces (January 13, 2020 – February 7, 2020)
• Mars: Sagittarius (January 3, 2020 – February 16, 2020)
• Jupiter: Capricorn (December 2, 2019 – December 19, 2020)
• Saturn: Capricorn (September 17, 2019 – March 22, 2020)
• Uranus: Taurus (January 10, 2020 – August 14, 2020)
• Neptune: Pisces (Until January 2026)
• Pluto: Capricorn (Until October 12, 2024)
Daily Snapshots for January 20-26, 2020:
Monday, January 20
Sun: Capricorn – The Sun is shining on the opportunities where you need to lead to create abundance.
Moon: Sagittarius—See the Big Picture in all things today.
Tuesday, January 21
Wednesday, January 22
Moon: Capricorn—Take the lead on a thing that you want to last.
Thursday, January 23
Review: The Year of the Rat: Pros & Cons
Friday, January 24
Moon: Aquarius—Follow the feelings, and the Einsteinian ideas you are having today.
Saturday, January 25
Sunday, January 26
Moon: Pisces —Seeking opportunities that are based in love is favored.
What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers!
The Chinese Zodiac is made up of 12 animals, each of which corresponds to a certain year. In Chinese Astrology, it is believed that you have the same characteristics and personality as the animal that rules the year you were born in. So if you were born in the Year of the Snake, you are believed to share Snake qualities, such as wisdom, patience, and attractiveness.
What are the Chinese Zodiac Trines?
Within these 12 animals are four ‘trines’. Each trine consists of three animals each. The three animals are typically known as ‘friends’ in the zodiac, as they share common characteristics and belief systems.
In this article, we’ll be looking at the third trine, which consists of the Tiger, Horse, and Dog, and examining how it correlates with the ancient art of palmistry.
This ancient practice has roots in both India and Ancient China. In Ancient China, it was very popular. There are three major lines to read on the palm in palmistry and these are the Life line, Head line, and the Heart line. Reading these lines can give someone an idea of which direction their life is going in, as well as greater insight into their own unique character.
The third trine in the Chinese Zodiac is known as the Humanitarian Trine. The Tiger, Horse, and Dog are a group of loyal, courageous and sensitive animals that believe in protecting the underdog and making change for the better in the world. They are often gifted with great energy and drive. These animals are ruled more by their feelings (as opposed to the animals of the second trine – the Ox, Snake, and Rooster – who are ruled mainly by their head). While they are brave, empathetic and warm-hearted, they can also be reckless, struggle with anxieties and have frequent mood swings.
So what kind of palms do these individuals typically have? Read on to find out!
Chinese Zodiac Palmistry for the 3rd Trine: Tiger, Horse, Dog
Tigers often have hands that are shaped like ‘paws,’ so regardless of whether they themselves are petite or bulky, their hands will likely be quite sturdy and square-shaped. Their hands are usually strong and they often have a powerful Life line, which indicates a desire to take care of the world at large and those around them. They will often have long index fingers, which is also a sign of power and sometimes aggression. But because their domineering element is Wood, this brings them a strong emotional nature and creativity. It also indicates stubbornness and independence, which are two common features of the third trine.
The hand of the Horse often has a long palm with a strong Heart line. This indicates emotional and charming people who are easily swept away by their feelings, throwing all caution to the wind. It indicates an adventurous streak. Horses governing element is Fire, and Fire Hands are people with plenty of emotional energy who are dedicated to their passions. Fire burns bright in the Horse for all to see (unlike the Snake individual, who is also governed by Fire but keeps it well-hidden); their Life lines can appear scattered, which is indicative of an unpredictable nature and lifestyle.
Dogs tend to have strong Head lines and this individual will have a greater hold over their rational mind than the Tiger and Horse. Dogs are loyal and steadfast individuals and they often have thick palms and large wrists. The Dog’s governing element is Earth, which bestows them with a practical and down to earth nature; the earth element gives them self-sacrificing qualities and an ability to see things through to the end. The Life line will often be strong, which indicates good health and a cautious attitude that enables them to prepare for any eventuality. While the Head line is strong, they need to be careful of letting worry consume them.
Palmistry and the Chinese Zodiac is a fascinating subject and can help us understand ourselves and others better. When we combine the two, we are able to take a look at the wealth of depth both of these subjects possess and bring them together as one. Of course, no two people are the same and everyone is on their own unique and individual journey. But your own personal trine can give you insight into the shared characteristics you have with others, even if they manifest in different ways. There may be questions you have about yourself, your life and the world around you, and palmistry and Chinese Astrology may be able to help you find these answers.
Tune in next time for the final article exploring the Chinese Zodiac and palmistry – the fourth trine! And, don’t forget to check out our articles on palmistry for the first and second trines:
- Chinese Zodiac Palmistry for the 1st Trine
- Chinese Zodiac Palmistry for the 2nd Trine
Astrology is so unique and magical as a practice because it connects to many aspects of our lives, including our physical health and the health of our chakras.
The sign of Aquarius, like each zodiac sign, is connected to one of the major seven chakras, which means that there is a specific chakra that might require more attention for Aquarians than those with different Sun signs. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about your astrologically charged chakra, including methods for balancing and clearing it.
The Third Eye: The Aquarian Chakra
Ajna, also known as the Third Eye chakra, is connected to the sign of Aquarius through the Titan, Prometheus. Some legends claim that Prometheus took fire from the gods and granted it to humans, connecting to the insightful and visionary personality of the Aquarius. The same rebellion held by Prometheus is shared in the spirit of the revolutionary Aquarius.
Prometheus is associated with Uranus, the futuristic planet that rules over Aquarius. Uranus represents spontaneity, eccentricity, and spiritual awakening. Uranus calls on us to transform through the surprises that it sends our way – and Uranus is often the beacon of unexpected news or events. It is no wonder that Aquarians are often at the forefront of change and humanitarian efforts.
The Third Eye chakra, which connects to Aquarian energy, is similarly transformative. This chakra is concerned with our connection to that which is outside of ourselves. The Third Eye represents enlightenment, transformation, and spirituality. It asks us to consider the Universe beyond us and find a way to move beyond physical limitations or stuck patterns and flow towards enlightenment.
When the Third Eye chakra is blocked, the Aquarius has a difficult time thinking clearly, focusing, feeling spiritually connected, moving towards transformation. While it’s important to maintain balanced chakras, it’s crucial that an Aquarian focuses extra energy on the Third Eye chakra – specifically when they find themselves stuck in a rut or feeling uninspired.
Other symptoms of a blocked Third Eye chakra include:
- Inability to focus
- Obsessive thoughts or behavior
- Lack of self-discipline
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Balancing the Third Eye Chakra
There are fortunately many ways to unblock and balance this chakra, which will lead to an increase in the flow of intellectual thoughts and innovative ideas.
Meditation is an excellent way to balance any chakra; by focusing your energy on a specific chakra, you are allowing the flow of open, positive energy in its sphere. The best place to practice a Third Eye meditation is under natural lighting in the outdoors; however, this step is not necessary. You can meditate in any space wherein you feel comfortable.
Find a comfortable, seated position and begin by closing your eyes. It is often helpful to lick the tip of your finger or dip it in water and press your finger directly onto your Third Eye. The moisture and cool air will help you focus on this location.
Focus on your breathing, and imagine a golden light flowing to your Third Eye with every breath you take in. When you release your breath, imagine all negative energy flowing out of your being. You may choose to incorporate crystals into your meditation, which can amplify the healing energy.
Working with crystals is a wonderful way to address many emotional, physical, and mental ailments. Most crystals are inexpensive, easy to find, and very beneficial.
The crystals associated with the Third Eye chakra include:
- Lapis Lazuli
- Clear Quartz
As you can see, there are many crystals to choose from – some of which you may already have at your disposal. You can try carrying these stones throughout the day, incorporating them into your meditation practices, creating crystal elixirs, or simply holding a stone to your Third Eye chakra and breathing deeply.
Third Eye Chakra Foods
In addition to crystals, there are certain types of food that are associated with this chakra, and eating them will help provide balanced, open energy to the Third Eye.
These foods include:
- Curly kale
- Sweet potatoes
Try including these foods into your diet anytime you feel that your Third Eye chakra is blocked or overactive.
Additionally, there are many herbs associated with this chakra.Working with or consuming dill, rosemary, thyme, mugwort, mint, juniper, valerian, or poppy seeds can help restore and heal the Third Eye chakra.
Maintaining Third Eye Balance
Once you have opened the Third Eye chakra, it is important to work to maintain the balance you’ve created. Simply incorporate one or more of the practices listed above into your weekly routine to keep your Third Eye chakra balanced and healthy.
When this chakra is open and functioning properly, your inventive, Aquarius energy will be amplified and harmonious.
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With the Sun and New Moon both in Aquarius this coming January 24th, we have a double whammy of Aquarius energy which will undoubtedly be felt by all on some level or another. If Aquarius is a dominating sign in your chart or if you are a Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac (Aquarius is the Tiger’s corresponding Western sign) then you may feel it even more potently.
Firstly, what does Sun in Aquarius mean?
Aquarius is the sign of innovation and originality. It’s also about freeing ourselves from restriction. Freedom is a big theme with Aquarius and one thing we can be sure of is that, during this transit, our hunger for new experiences and knowledge shall be at its peak. So we may find ourselves feeling more adventurous, open to trying new things and also experience life on a transformational level as we attempt to break free of the bondage holding us back.
As for the New Moon in Aquarius, this type of New Moon has a powerful desire for emotional freedom. The Moon is linked to our emotions and subconscious and Aquarius brings a greater ability to connect with what is holding us back on an emotional level. We might find emotions rising to the surface which had previously been buried. New Moon in Aquarius also brings the benefit of freeing oneself of restrictive emotions while being in a group, which is why spending time with others in order to understand yourself better is recommended at this time.
So what kind of Tarot reading can we do with the Sun and New Moon both in Aquarius? New Moons are also powerful times for manifestation, so this is a period of action as well as analysis. Emotional release is hot on the agenda and so is breaking free from restrictions. Ideally, this is what we’d like to focus on with our Tarot reading.
Below is a reading designed to help you during this transit. This is a Tarot reading that centres around emotions, so bear in mind that each card will be interpreted on an emotional level, regardless of the suit it is in.
The Sun & New Moon in Aquarius 5-Card Tarot Spread
Question: What emotional issues do I need to deal with at this time?
- Card 1: A situation that is holding me back
- Card 2: The emotions I am struggling with
- Card 3: What I need to nurture
- Card 4: How I can improve my situation
- Card 5: What will happen once I deal with what’s holding me back
Below is an example reading of the spread:
Card 1: The Emperor
The Emperor as a situation that is holding me back can indicate two things. Either there is a person in my life who has ‘Emperor’ qualities or I myself am being the Emperor – in the negative, the Emperor is overly-proud and controlling. If I am being too controlling or rigid, or if someone is being too controlling over me, then this card indicates I am being stunted emotionally somehow which is resulting in restriction.
Card 2: The Moon
This is a powerful card in the ‘emotions I am struggling with’ section. The Moon is a card of hidden subconsciousness and feelings. It also represents confusion and not knowing which way to turn. It would see that because of this particular aspect of control in my life, it has left me feeling lost and confused.
Card 3: Knight of Wands
The Knight of Wands is a card of great energy and drive – what’s more, the Knight of Wands is someone who never lets restrictions hold him back. In the ‘What I need to nurture’ position, it can indicate that, in order for me to deal with the feelings of confusion demonstrated by The Moon, I should nurture my own inner passions. The control aspect may even be zapping me of my passions and energy and it may be time to reconnect with the passionate side of my nature. If the control is coming from an external force, then nurturing my own passions can help me break free of that. If the control is internal, then my passions may be able to loosen the chains I have bound to myself. This card speaks strongly of pursuing creative pursuits, which is an excellent outlet for passion.
Card 4: The World
This is another card from the Major Arcana and I would interpret this simply as travel! The World is about expansion and fulfilment. I may need a holiday or to get away for a few days in order to improve my situation. A change of scenery may be necessary so I can break the stagnation that I am currently in.
Card 5: Queen of Wands
This is the outcome card and it is a positive one in this position. The Queen of Wands shows that if I choose to address this issue of control which is holding me back, that if I take the advice of the World and nurture my inner Knight of Wands, then the Queen of Wands awaits. The Queen of Wands indicates someone who is self-confident, bold and adventurous. This is someone who does not allow restrictions to hold her back, yet she knows when to place restrictions on her for her own benefit and in a healthy way.
Remember to keep an eye onour Instagram to check out a live reading using this Tarot spread to see how it works in action!
The Sun and New Moon in Aquarius provide us with the opportunities to break free from restrictive situations or emotions that are hindering us in our overall well-being and development. Use this Tarot card spread to help you gain greater insight into yourself. Enjoy the benefits that this Aquarius energy brings and enjoy the freedom that comes with being yourself!
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Crystal healing is a practice that can help anyone heal physical, emotional, or mental ailments, attract abundance, and dispel negativity; and today, the spotlight is on the metaphysical, healing powers of beautiful topaz.
A silicate mineral, topaz comes in just about every color of the rainbow, and its properties are nothing to ignore. If you haven’t yet encountered the power of topaz, or simply want to know more about this gorgeous crystal, this is the ultimate topaz guide for you.
The History of Topaz
Authorities seem to concur that the name topaz is most likely derived from Topazios, the Greek island off of the red sea, now referred to as Zabargard. The name may also stem from the Greek word tapas, which means ‘fire.’ It is also possible that topaz gets its name from the Greek topazos, meaning ‘to seek.’
Ancient Greeks believed that they derived strength and courage from topaz, and topaz was thought to break spells and reduce anger during the Renaissance era.
A 1,680 carat topaz was discovered in Brazil in 1740, containing so much clarity that it was believed to be the largest diamond to have ever been discovered. Topaz is so brilliant that it is not easily distinguishable from diamonds to the naked eye.
Ancient Egyptians respected and used topaz for its healing powers, and believed that the rays of the sun god, Ra, created yellow topaz and infused it with his light. Topaz actually gets its varying colors from different minerals contained within its structure.
It’s easy to see why topaz is still so highly regarded within crystal healing circles today.
Healing Properties of Topaz
Topaz is associated with the Sacral and Solar Plexus chakras, meaning that working with topaz will help unblock and balance these chakras. If these chakras feel misaligned, try picking up a piece of topaz and holding it in your left hand, focusing on sending positive energy to these areas.
Connected to the element of Air, topaz is correlated with our mental faculties and can assist in mental stimulation and focus. It can provide the mental energy necessary to carry out draining or complicated tasks.
All varieties of topaz are excellent for smoothing communication, helping you find your voice, and promoting honesty. Topaz allows us to let go of grudges and practice forgiveness, learning to see the best in everyone. Topaz also helps us become more honest with ourselves, allowing us to recognize habits and patterns that are no longer serving us.
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Blue topaz is perhaps one of the most popular variations of topaz, and it has a peaceful energy.
Blue topaz is useful for soothing frazzled nerves, as it promotes a sense of calm and peace. It can reduce feelings of anxiety, as this type of topaz is great for healing emotional wounds and lessening sensitivity to others’ opinions.
This variety of topaz is very inspirational and is a great stone for artists of all kinds. Writers, poets, musicians, and painters benefit from the creativity that blue topaz encourages.
Imperial topaz comes in warm shades, from soft pinks to deep, burnt oranges.
Imperial topaz is often recommended for use by people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. It has been known to help those departing their mortal body transition easily to the next realm, making it an excellent stone for the elderly to work with.
This variety of topaz increases confidence, courage, and self-acceptance. It helps you recognize, accept, and embrace who you are at the core. It helps with the transitions and changes of life, easing us from one stage of life to the next and helping us keep the faith in ourselves.
Imperial topaz also assists in setting boundaries and recognizing your self-worth, making it a great stone for those who may be involved in a toxic relationship or friendship. It can help you let go of relationships that aren’t good for you.
White topaz is the variety that resembles a diamond, and its lack of color renders its energy rather neutral, which can be a great thing if neutrality is what you need. It works to amplify the energy of crystals around it, so be careful about the crystals you place near white topaz.
Physically, this crystal increases effective communication by soothing the Throat chakra.
If you struggle with speaking your truth, white topaz can help eradicate the fear or anxiety preventing you from speaking up. Like other varieties, it increases self-esteem and helps you live honestly and according to your own boundaries and desires.
Utilizing the Power of Topaz
Regardless of which variety of topaz you find yourself drawn to, it will no doubt help you with physical and emotional healing. Use this stone when you need a boost of courage and a gentle reminder to stick up for yourself and speak your truth.
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Hello Earthlings! Today’s New Moon is in Aquarius, zodiac sign of the future, change, and independence. It’s a fitting New Moon as we’re in a new year, so it’s the perfect time to work some manifestation magic. New Moons are times of beginnings, high energy, and enthusiasm, and Aquarius is a sign that naturally ties to manifestation.
What does a New Moon in Aquarius mean?
A New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon come together at the same position in the same sign. New Moons correspond to new beginnings and have lots of energy and excitement to help you take initiative, pursue opportunities, and make great things happen.
Aquarius is an Air sign, so it’s a sign of the mind (and very mind over matter), and it’s a Fixed sign, so it’s not so scattered and can stick to whatever it’s interested in. Aquarius is one of the experts in astrology and knows how to make the most of its brainpower.
When there’s a New Moon in Aquarius, this gives you the opportunity to be independent, innovative, and true to your individuality. You can focus on the changes you want to make, and you can go about them in your own way. You can feel inspired by the possibilities of your future, and want to create the best future that you can. Enter manifestation!
Law of Attraction & Astrology
Aquarius is one of the signs that naturally connects to manifesting. It rules your hopes and dreams for the future. As you’re feeling hopeful and dreaming about what you want your future to be like, you can use manifestation to push it along and make it happen in reality.
Manifestation is a way for you to use your mind to create the reality you want. It’s mind over matter – just like Aquarius! So of course, it’s a perfect fit. The more you can visualize something, the more you believe in it, the more you focus intently and with purpose, the better your chances of manifesting your goals and dreams.
Using astrology to go along with manifestation just helps you to make things happen quicker and more easily. When you know what the planets are doing at any given time, you know the conditions you have to work with (or that are working against you).
New Moons are generally great times for practicing manifestation because of their connection to new beginnings. They’re fresh and ready for action. Positions in Aquarius are primed for hope, change, and the future. Put them together, and some of the best manifesting energy of the year comes when the New Moon in Aquarius occurs.
3 Easy Ways to Manifest With the New Moon in Aquarius 2020
There are lots of different manifestation techniques you can use out there, but I’ll outline 3 of the easiest and simplest that you can use right away if you’re new to manifesting or don’t want to do anything too complex:
1. Write it out.
Writing down what it is that you want to manifest is the most basic form of manifesting you can use. Writing it out keeps you focused on what it is you want, which helps in manifesting. Read what you’ve written daily to keep bringing you back to it.
A few tips:
- Write about it as if it has already happened;
- Express gratitude for it happening (gratitude gives a big boost to manifestation, so write, I’m so grateful for whatever it is you’re trying to manifest); and,
- Be detailed (otherwise, you may end up manifesting in a way that you’re not very happy about!).
2. Make a vision board.
You have probably heard of vision boards before, and it might seem a little silly, but it can be powerful. Create a collage of pictures, images, and words that represent what you want to manifest (you can cut them out of magazines, or create a collage on your computer and print it out). Once done, keep your vision board somewhere you’ll see it regularly.
One of the great things about vision boards is you can use them to successfully manifest more than one thing at a time (which can sometimes be a challenge with other forms of manifesting), so if you have, say, more than 2 specific things to manifest, a vision board is probably going to be the way to go.
3. Use mirrors.
There’s something called the mirror technique, and it’s considered an advanced technique because it’s so powerful, but it’s actually really simple to do. Basically all you have to do is stand in front of a mirror (it’s said you should be able to see your full torso; I haven’t tried using only my face so I can’t say if that’s true, but the full torso is what I’ve used), and you talk to yourself about what it is you want to manifest.
Talk to yourself as positively, optimistically, and pleasantly as possible (nothing negative!), and again, as if it’s already happening. This is something that a lot of successful athletes use (though I don’t think they realize it’s manifestation).
Mirrors are great for manifesting because they double energy. Whatever you say in front of a mirror is doubled, which helps make what you want happen. And with barely any extra effort!
- Bonus tip #1: It can help to do a little cleansing before you start your manifestation ritual. Eliminating some of the energetic sludge makes room for positive energy for manifesting. It can be as simple as visualizing white energy flowing in and out of your body, taking some of the sludge with it, or doing a little meditating. This article on New Moon cleansing rituals for the signs may be helpful!
- Bonus tip #2: Using aids can be really helpful with manifesting, and they don’t need to be complicated. Do a little space clearing (essentially, clean and tidy up) for some good feng shui, burn some candles or incense (make sure it’s a smell you love), or use some crystals.
- Bonus tip #3: Affirmations! An affirmation is basically just a sentence or two that is incredibly positive and directly tied to whatever you want to manifest. It’s essentially positive reinforcement for your manifestation goal and keeps you and your energy positively focused.
The Aquarius New Moon is your time to manifest your dreams. The power is in your hands, so don’t let it go to waste. Make it happen!
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It’s time for a change of season again, and some of us are a lil’ bit cranky about that. Who wants to say goodbye to Summer?
The Fall signs, that’s who! Most especially Libra, the Cardinal sign of the Air signs, the sign that launches Fall. Virgo energy is abundant in Fall alongside Libra energy too, and this combination of Earth and Air gives us just what we need to get down to the brass tax of it all. It’s time to get to work! But more than that, we have only four months to go until 2019 is over. How did THAT happen?!? And… what now?
This time of year then presents a little bit of a freak-out moment for many zodiac signs. We’re sad about Summer being over, but more so, we are worried that our ambitious goals set forth in January 2019 aren’t coming to fruition. That’s okay. It happens to everyone. Many Earthlings gave up on resolutions long ago.
But maybe you hoped that this would be the year you met your soul mate or found that epic dream job at the top of the ladder. Or both. And maybe none of that has happened and you are having a bit of a freak-out. Don’t.
Divination is now your answer to finish off 2019 with exactly what you need to do in order to fulfill the Universe’s Destiny for you. One way we do that is through the Tarot. Every Tarot card reading contains messages from your spirit guides and angels that show you the path to enlightenment. Humans like the Tarot because it uses symbols to illustrate what has happened, what is happening, and what will happen. Maybe you don’t even know what your goals are, but you do want to finish 2019 in exactly the way your Destiny has intended for you.
As we change seasons and head into the glorious Autumn Equinox, the days are getting a little bit shorter and we have less time to figure out what needs to get done. So, let’s ask the Tarot what to do and when to do it! Here’s how to perform your own Autumn Equinox Tarot reading. When you do this, you’ll not only finish 2019 exactly how you need to, but you’ll have perfect 20-20 vision and know precisely what goals you need to make. We’ll touch base with you about a 2020 Tarot reading then too, don’t worry! But until then, get ready for Fall and the 2019 life wrap up with this Tarot reading right here.
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Autumn Equinox Tarot Reading
Tools you will need:
- Your Tarot cards, and
- A little bit of peace and quiet.
You can do whatever you need to accomplish this. This can be a meditation room, add candles, get a diffuser with essential oils going, or you can just do the reading when you are home alone and have some time to really examine what lies ahead in the last quarter of 2019.
This is going to be a 12-card reading. Four cards are going to represent each month: September, October, November, December. Then, under each month you are going to draw an additional two cards, and that is where you are going to get your 12 cards from.
Are you ready? Let’s go!
Shuffle the cards, any way you want. I’ve seen it done a number of ways. My son, for example, usually cuts them in half and picks the top card. Ever the Libra! He likes to keep it simple. Logical. Organized. Neat and tidy. I’ve seen other people fan the cards out and mix them all up in a big mess.
After you shuffle your cards you are going to pick them, or, draw them, as some Tarot professionals say. I always say, there’s no wrong way to do either. Which way is your heart telling you to shuffle? Then do it.
Draw your cards. I personally prefer that all cards for the reading are pulled at the same time. Very often we pull clarifying cards if a question comes up during the reading. Those are simply that, extra cards, to clarify something the Tarot is telling us.
But first, pull or draw the number of cards required for the reading. Again, any way you want to get those 12 cards is up to you. You will find that the Tarot pushes some cards out to you. With practice, you will recognize this more.
Lay out four cards in front of you, and as you do, name them. You can do that out loud or in your head – September, October, November, December. Lay them out face up. Don’t freak out or get too excited yet. If you see a card that looks scary, relax. You’ve only just begun your reading, remember?
Now you are going to take the remaining 8 cards, and two cards are going to go under each of the four cards you just set out. You can lay these face up as well. These are what I call “Advice Cards.”
One represents: What to do. One represents: What not to do. So this is where you get direct advice from the Tarot to give you actionable energy to fulfill your 2019 potential. Now it’s time to read the cards.
Now you are going to read your cards. You may want to use our Tarot card definitions to do so.
Each of the four cards is going to tell you what the theme for you of that month is.
For example, let’s say you get the Sun for September. That’s an awesome month ahead for you! It signals prosperity in joy and a lot of abundance in some form.
Then you’re going to look at your advice cards. What should you do to encourage this potential? What actions should you avoid? Tarot may tell you to avoid being sneaky on something, to avoid overspending, or to avoid causing drama, or things like that. And it may tell you exactly what you need to do to receive that abundance in September.
Now you’re going to do that every month. You may want to journal this and come back to it in January 2020 to see if the cards were right. I bet they will be! Use the reading, and take its advice, or don’t, as many Earthlings sometimes just don’t like it, and see what happens. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve read for that didn’t take the advice from the Advice Cards and then come back to me and say, “What happened? Why didn’t that come true?”
Well, instead of the cards, let’s ask Captain Obvious, shall we? It’s okay. I’ve even done that myself a few times. It happens. It’s called being human.
You always have your free will no matter what the cards say. And your intuition. Use it. Use them both. Until then though, this reading should give you some peace of mind, and less freaking out, as you wrap up 2019 and head into 2020.
Remember that when you are doing your own readings, there is no wrong way to do them. And also, when you do your own readings, the things you see now are truths in potential. That means these things CAN happen. But anything can change. The winds of change are always blowing. For example, you may make a decision today that will change the outcome of this exact same reading tomorrow.
Don’t be afraid to do this Tarot card reading as often as you need to. At the same time, come back here and check your Free Daily Tarot reading – you will probably be surprised to see that the same cards keep showing up (happens to me all the time). That’s a sign! Duplicate cards always are pointing you to something major. So pay attention, and don’t be afraid to hit us up with any questions.
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There’s nothing quite as mysterious and intriguing as the Scorpio sign in astrology.
The Scorpio man is vampiric in nature, reclusive, passionate, and compared to most, wild.
This man may seem to be out for himself, but that is only because he is fiercely dedicated to his small wolf pack and little else matters for him to feel like he is achieving his life purpose. While there can be bubbly Scorpios, there will always be parts of the Scorpio personality that fearlessly and obsessively contemplate the finality of life and how people cope with death. They view their own morbidity as healthy and try to help others overcome and face their deepest fears. If you can get over how intense they seem at first, you’ll find someone who is very self-aware as well as one of the most intimate friends you will ever have.
The Scorpio personality male adults exude is often a little rebellious because they want everyone to find the truth of who they are and not be controlled by outside forces. This is why they approach each situation as if it’s a covert operation. When you’re on their good side, hanging out with a Scorpio can be exhilarating. But get on their bad side, and you might want to watch your back because all that passion can quickly turn to anger.
The Scorpio is a chronic sleuth when it comes to the deeper secrets of life because their ruling planet is Pluto, the planet most closely associated with the subconscious. Scorpio men can be a bit manipulative when it comes to seduction but they also don’t hide their intentions or feel they need to be fake. They really don’t put up with fake-ness and will challenge you if you’re putting up a front. Don’t let their quest for dark secrets fool you, they are as loving and loyal as they come.
Personality Characteristics of the Scorpio Man
The loyalty of a Scorpio man makes them extremely dedicated to their careers. They will strive for excellence and work rigorously often blowing the competition out of the water. This is not necessarily because they are competitive, but because they love to find out how to go all the way with things by removing their own inner blocks to excelling or pursuing the pinnacle of human experience.
The extreme nature of the Scorpio man can be their power and their demise. If they know their own mind, they can channel their need to be either friend or enemy with things in a healthy manner such as detective work, being able to focus creatively without distraction, or fostering relationships that enrich their career and life. If they are not self-aware, they may be prone to obsession, overly dramatic, and too caught up in conspiracies or dark ideas.
But a characteristic Scorpio male adults share across the board is their sensual and charming nature. As Water signs, they are intuitive and more concerned with emotional richness than monetary gain. That being said, they will splurge if something inspires them.
The Scorpio often feels like they are the outsider or that people don’t understand them and in some ways, that is true because they are stricken with the gift and curse of genius. Most Scorpios understand the workings of human nature on such a deep level that they can move the pieces of life to their liking just by pulling on people’s innermost desires.
They are cunning but not inherently deceptive. They will often break the law if they feel the law isn’t upholding a true sense of justice for one reason or another. Scorpios excel in careers such as theology, criminology, creative writing, investigatory work, and end of life services.
Scorpio can handle the heavier parts of life without feeling overwhelmed which is why they are often the ones going in to clean up a crime scene. They are drawn to violence not because they want to hurt others but because they want to understand where it comes from to dismantle it. They are extremely sensitive and loving at their core.
The Scorpio Man in Love
Having a Scorpio relationship requires you to give of your time as they expect to dive into the depths of your relationship and soul. A Scorpio man in love will move heaven and earth to impress you and make you feel safe, heard, and cared for.
They don’t waste time either. They already see you walking down the aisle when they meet you and they feel a deep connection with you. Just be prepared for their extremely possessiveness nature and jealous tendencies that require you not to have a roving eye. If you’re not one that can commit, you’re going to have a real nightmare if you’re dating a Scorpio because they are all or nothing people.
The tell-tale signs a Scorpio man is in love would be that they act like there is no one else in the room, they offer all their time to you, and they share their secrets with you. The great thing about dating a Scorpio man is that they would sacrifice anything to keep you happy and they are known to have a very strong sexual appetite making them great lovers. If you’re someone that is more cerebral and less physical, you may want to think twice about dating a Scorpio man because they will want to spend a lot of time getting to know you intimately.
If you are trying to attract the eye of a Scorpio man, show them your intelligence along with your favorite outfit. They love a strong perfume as much as a strong-willed partner. Ultimately, Scorpio men in relationships think of themselves as a loyal servant to their Queen or King and enjoy creating and exploring both of your fantasies. Dating a Scorpio is not like dating other men, so reading the Scorpio love horoscope can help you understand their emotions day-to-day.
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Scorpio Compatibility & Communication
The Scorpio man speaks without holding back which means they are going to be the one that talks about taboo topics or says what everyone else is thinking but too embarrassed to say. They use words that conjure emotions because it’s a part of their game. They are able to make people feel things just by their exotic word choice. They play with words as a conductor brilliantly leads an orchestra.
They love to get people to open up and it can be very healing to have even one conversation with a Scorpio. They aren’t afraid to pull out the skeletons and uncover how they may be affecting your life.
If you’re going to have a healthy relationship with a Scorpio man, don’t try to hide your feelings from them. They appreciate honesty and bond with people who are unapologetic about their true feelings. A Scorpio becomes very animated when they feel they are uncovering the truth, so get ready for them to show emotions and don’t back down when they do.
Working or living with a Scorpio is like a soap opera because they explain things with such passion and love with such openness. They will probe you with questions, and if you’re not up for deep conversations, they would rather you just say so instead of building inner resentment.
Scorpio men get along best with other Water signs who feel things as deeply as they do, although their inner darkness is often a bit too much for sweet, sensitive Cancers. They also like the Earth signs who, similar to them, search for their soulmate and want to be joined at the hip.
Scorpio men often take things personally which can make it challenging to have a Scorpio man in the family. They really feel hurt when people shut them out because they take it as a permanent gesture so whether you’re dating them or related to them, don’t ignore them or they may never get over it.
At the end of the day, Scorpios are independent and do not like to be controlled so allow them to be themselves and you’ll get on fine.
To find out more about your compatibility with Scorpio coworkers, pets, and lovers, check out our compatibility page.
Learn More About the Scorpio Man
A Scorpio man keeps life interesting by looking beneath the surface and challenging the status quo. They like to help people awaken their passion and they never miss a chance to make out with the one they love. These affectionate men are often intimidating because they are not bound by the fear of what people think. Their allure is all about the dark secrets they seem to have when you gaze into their eyes. They are often very successful and they need to keep their addictive tendencies in check.
The more you read about the traits of a Scorpio man, the more you will understand what makes them tick. If you’re trying to better understand yourself or a Scorpio in your life, read the Scorpio daily horoscope to see how they feel everything deeply and respond to the world in such a unique way. Alas, we love our Scorpio men because so much of the balance in our lives can be attributed to the sign of Scorpio who helps us integrate our experiences and make sense of things.
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Scorpio is famous for being the most intense sign of the zodiac. A Scorpio woman in astrology has mysterious eyes and an intense gaze.
This Water sign likes to go all-in when they are interested in something (or someone) and the only thing as deep as their interest level is the place they keep their own secrets. They lock up their own true feelings in a labyrinth which they will only reveal to something they trust. The reason they have trouble sharing secrets and they are slow to trust others is because they themselves are often dodging being real with others in order to get their way.
Water signs are known to be a chameleon when it comes to matching the likes and dislikes of those around them. This is a way to understand the people around them but it can also be used to manipulate.
A Scorpio woman being a Water sign carries a lot of passion for just about everything she does. She often either loves or hates someone which means, it’s hard to be disliked by them if a friendship turns sour. They are intimidating to work with and unlikely to see a Scorpio sign like to take orders.
Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto, so the themes of transformation, death, and rebirth are always carried in the essence of the Scorpio woman’s personality. Whether that means she likes to watch scary movies, or she has a collection of black leather boots and jackets that are a part of her mystique, you will see the god of war (Mars) and the god of the underworld (Pluto) alive in her spirit.
Although she may appear a bit dark or Gothic, it doesn’t mean her heart is cold. Scorpio women have some of the warmest and loyal hearts that are likely to dedicate their undying love for a lifetime. They are very spiritual and tend to care deeply about right and wrong.
Personality Characteristics of the Scorpio Woman
The fearless personality characteristics of a Scorpio woman make her achieve great success in her career. She is both relentless and unhampered by the need to keep up with appearances. Her strong sense of individuality, and lone-wolf mentality, make her a great leader and an intimidating boss. Other Scorpio woman traits that are hard to understand are her possessiveness that can often make other women feel a bit uncomfortable if they are around her man. She keeps her nose to the ground to sniff out potential threats or those who would compromise her den.
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Scorpio woman characteristics that are a sure sign of this stinging goddess are her lure, her home which is her lair, and her inquisitive side. She will always look into who you are when you meet because that is how she determines if you’re safe to welcome into her inner-circle.
She is magnetic and highly attractive which can make her very presence distracting for those who she is not interested in. Many consider the Scorpio woman characteristics ideal for a mate because she has a strong libido and loves to be deeply committed. Scorpio woman personality traits that are challenging are their refusal to try to fit in as well as their habit of talking about taboo topics which can make others a bit uncomfortable.
Her ability to get what she wants can also mean she is one track-minded and not always going to check off the list of what a typical woman does around holidays or family events. She’s brilliant but having a genius in your home also means a few less significant things can fall by the wayside when she’s inventing or investigating the mysteries of life. She needs to be free to discover and explore her greatest fears as well as be accepted for her obsession with the human soul and its journey beyond the body.
The Scorpio Woman in Love
The characteristics of a Scorpio woman in love are unmistakable because she is not discreet about her feelings and will make it known when she is interested in someone. She will protect the one she loves and a Scorpio woman in love doles her affection endlessly as if her soul purpose is to be the best lover that ever lived. A Scorpio relationship will make you feel seen and you will feel loved as they are not cold but very attentive and tuned into their partner’s feelings.
The signs a Scorpio woman is in love are that she is obsessed with someone, wants to know what they are doing, and asks about what other people’s intentions are to guard that person even when she isn’t around them. She will also want to be intimate with her partner daily as her love language is often physical touch.
If you’re getting tons of texts, heart emojis, and wedding ring hints, these are clear signs that a Scorpio woman likes you. Dating a Scorpio woman can often become serious because they don’t waste time with people they don’t believe they’re meant for. If you’re wondering how to make a Scorpio woman fall in love, know that they are not impressed with money but with honesty, intelligence, compassion, and vulnerability.
Another blaring truth about what a Scorpio woman is like in a relationship is that she really does care about intimacy and needs it. A Scorpio woman in bed could be ideal which is great if you can put up with the jealousy that comes with dating a Scorpio woman. To decode the Scorpio woman in your life, read the Scorpio love horoscope or make her feel special by sending it to her.
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Scorpio Woman Compatibility & Communication
We all need to know how to communicate with a Scorpio because we will interact with them at work, school, in our friend groups, or in our families. Be prepared for a Scorpio woman to ask you deep questions and if you want to bond with her, be willing to share more openly and honesty than you would with others. They are not judgmental and are more comfortable with people who are honest about their past and the things they struggle with the most.
A Scorpio woman looks for absolutes and wants to categorize everything as good or bad, which is a crucial point in being able to communicate with them. Just know they don’t really understand ‘grey areas.’
But are you going to have an easy time getting along with this goddess? Scorpio women are most drawn to Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, and Pisces.
But if you truly understand a Scorpio woman, you can make it work. To read more about Scorpio woman compatibility, check out our compatibility page. You can even get along better with your Scorpio pets if you understand what makes this sign tick. They all want closeness and something to immerse themselves in.
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Learn More About the Scorpio Woman
Let’s recap the most prominent personality traits of a Scorpio woman: her mystery and intriguing nature as well as her willingness to help others be emotionally deep. You can rely on a Scorpio to help you face your fears and overcome them making them one of the best friends to keep close in a difficult time. Their strong understanding of the motivations of others also makes them quite good at helping you find what you’ll be good at in life so don’t hesitate to talk about your life plan with them.
The more you know about the Scorpio sign, the better you will be able to get along with a Scorpio woman. It’s often easier to understand personality traits by looking at people who have them. A famous Scorpio woman that really exudes the Scorpionic intensity is Katy Perry whose music videos are always tackling the dark side of human nature and seek to unlock the secrets of the human soul through archetypes.
Another singer with the sultry Scorpio vibes is the famous singer SZA who sings about love, loss, and honestly shares her most personal emotions to connect with her fans. You can find many more famous Scorpio woman and you’ll notice they all have intense eyes.
To keep up with how the Scorpio in your life is feeling, read the daily Scorpio horoscope so you know when to approach them and when they need to brood in their lair. We all need Scorpio women to help us get in touch with our desires and heal our emotional wounds.
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2020 heralds an exciting time as we move out of the Year of the Pig and into the Year of the Rat. The Year of the Rat begins on January 25th, 2020, and marks the beginning of a brand-new 12-year cycle in the Chinese Zodiac.
New cycles are always significant as they usually represent a tremendous upheaval, on both a personal level and a global scale. What’s more, 2020 is the Year of the male Metal Rat. The male and Metal aspects are significant for several reasons: Male indicates that a strong Yang energy will dominate while the Yin energy will take a backseat. This means that action is strongly on the agenda and people are likely to be more focused on their external surroundings.
Metal is a strong element, one of the strongest in the Chinese Zodiac. It is durable, powerful and as strong as a steel blade. Meanwhile, the Rat itself is governed by Water which brings a more emotional aspect to this year; we may find ourselves feeling more stubborn than usual in regard to our beliefs or outlooks, especially ones which trigger a degree of high emotion.
All in all, it looks like it’s going to be an exciting year so let’s crack on and see what pros and cons come with the Year of the male Metal Rat!
Year of the Rat Pros:
The combination of Rat and Metal brings a lot of opportunities for innovation. Two animals governed by Water, the Rat and the Pig, are likely to experience opportunities in the realm of relationships and sociability, while animals such as the Rooster and Monkey, who are governed by Metal, can expect to see opportunities in business and careers. All twelve animals of the zodiac may experience a surge in innovative ideas, but whether these ideas come to fruition depends entirely on the individual.
The Rat is an animal known for its desire to succeed, especially to succeed in the material sense. With Metal and Yang also dominating, this success is amplified and almost all animals of the zodiac should experience good luck and fortune to some degree. Everyone will experience a surge in determination with regard to reaching their goals. But these initiatives can only succeed if they are planned carefully. The Rat is not naturally lucky like the Tiger; his luck depends on careful planning and clever strategy. It is something everyone should bear in mind during the Rat year.
Change is not always easy – sometimes it is downright difficult. On the surface, it may even look like change is not going the way it should, but the Year of the male Metal Rat indicates that the change that comes will be for the best. The Rat is a shrewd thinker, not clouded by emotions. A general energy across the world will begin to merge as one and more people will begin to “wake up” to what is going on around them.
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Year of the Rat Cons:
More of a warning, the Year of the Rat in 2020 brings with it a number of opportunities and innovation, but also the risk of complacency. People may become overly-content to the point of just sitting back and doing nothing; this complacency can mean the difference between success and failure. So while opportunity may abound, people are advised to stay on their guard and keep striving for their goals until the tasks are achieved.
Conflict of Opinion
The Rat is a stubborn individual and will often view things through tunnel-vision. Unlike his nemesis in the Circle of Conflict, the Horse, he is not known for being flexible. As such, tensions may run high among people who may find themselves less empathetic than usual. A resistance to Yin energy (which is always there, but which some people may struggle to tap into more than usual) can exacerbate this, so keeping a check on one’s emotions is important throughout the year.
Mistrust in Relationships (2nd Half of the Year)
While the first half of the year bodes well in terms of relationships, with people striving to make relationships work, parting amicably or meeting like-minded mates, the second half of the year may prove more challenging. There may be a rise in distrust which can put a strain on all types of relationships; it is important to keep things in perspective if this happens to you and not react too hastily. Keeping an open mind is essential; suspicion and paranoia may loom so be sure to keep a check on unruly thoughts if they are not grounded.
The year of the male Metal Rat is indeed an exciting time due to beginning a new cycle in the Chinese Zodiac. Take advantage of the innovative and driven energies that dominate and be sure to keep an eye on any mistrustful suspicions or complacency that may creep up on you!
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Aquarius season happens when the Sun moves through the zodiac sign Aquarius from January 21 to February 20.
The Sun helps set the themes for what we are all focused on and influences the characteristics we can call on to move forward. It can also pull out the less desirable traits of this Air sign as well but don’t worry, we will give you ideas on how to capitalize on the best aspects of this very independent, creative, and idealistic sign as well as how to avoid the potential sticky points that you might experience from others who are also influenced by this energy.
Truly, it’s a time of great excitement because it kicks off the Chinese New Year with the energy of the courageous and globally-focused Aquarius. This can help us start our new endeavors and projects with mental clarity, confidence, and a boost of inspiration. We expect people to be really focused on long-term success this year and find their goals line up with enhancing their financial abundance because we are entering the year of the Metal Rat.
So, as Aquarius blasts our psyche with ambition, higher states of awareness, and spiritual insights, we will likely be able to fuse our work with something that uplifts humanity as we begin this decade. This Aquarius Season will be like finally getting the combination to the safe that holds our most altruistic dreams and then putting those dreams in a Ferrari to get to their destination quickly with style.
Themes for Aquarius Season
Aquarius is ruled by Mercury, the planet that influences our mind. Aquarius energy is fast thinking and geared towards humanitarian or revolutionary ideas. Aquarius energy is related to electronics, the radio, and communication.
Under this influence, we may find it easier to express ourselves with greater clarity and effectiveness. We may also become privy to the side of ourselves that truly wants to help the world and those who are disadvantaged. Aquarius energy is also very fun, is a natural leader, and often breaks the mould to try new ways of doing things. Aquarius is full of ideas being an Air sign so there is no shortage of those at this time.
Aquarius is one that will give up routines and predictable secure lifestyles to fight for a cause and they love to travel and learn about the world. We love the spiritually open and curious nature of Aquarius because each time this year, no matter what our sign is, we get a boost towards our soul and its highest calling. Using the sense of humor and the childlike playfulness that is inherent in Aquarius energy, we can find positive solutions to real-life problems that others may be dealing with.
Aquarius can be a bit irresponsible so don’t take it personally if people find it difficult to follow through with their word at this time or are impulsive. Aquarius is very friendly so if it seems like everyone is flirting with you, don’t assume they have feelings for you.
Finally, be aware that Aquarius is not one to be obedient to authority, so keep your own power trips in check so your ego doesn’t get you into too much trouble.
6 Ways to Make Your Ideas Soar During Aquarius Season
While we are in the Aquarius season, here are ways you can capture and launch your big bold ideas. As your creativity is flowing, these simple tips will help you get clear on how to take steps towards implementing your ideas.
1. Carry a Journal
Keep a journal tucked in your bag or back pocket so that you can capture ideas when they come to you. This will allow you to find inspiration for big dreams throughout your day. Write down ways you can take action on causes you care about.
2. Make a Vision Board
The New Moon on January 24 will likely bring you some ideas about how you can help the world. This is a great day to sit and make a vision board so that you see the future you want to create each day. This will help you overcome distractions and you can add traits (like persistence, patience, and positivity) that you want to amplify to the vision board to help you use them to achieve your goals.
3. Spend More Time in Meditation
During this time, you will find your mind expands more easily to spiritual states of consciousness where you can really get in touch with your soul. Spending time in meditation can help you hear what your heart is calling you to do the most.
Since the Tarot helps us access our intuition, we can use it during the Aquarius season to see what may be blocking us from doing what our soul is calling us to pursue. The symbols of the Tarot are very Aquarian in nature which makes this a great tool to call on at this time.
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5. Get a Reading
There’s no shame in asking for spiritual guidance during this time. This is also a great way to set your direction for the new decade and year. Spiritual readers are often able to help you find clarity on ideas that seem to be just on the tip of your tongue.
6. Read Your Astrological Birth Chart
Your free birth chart is the blueprint of your soul and a map to help you achieve your soul’s purpose. It highlights your personal talents and areas for opportunity. You can align your ideas and natural abilities more easily when this information is fresh on your mind.
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As always, we want to remind you not to ever focus on just one aspect of the many planetary placements at any given time. In order to really have a feel for the energetic climate you will be in, it’s important to know the key players and their positions just like a chess game. Download our astrological calendar here! We have a New Moon January 24 which will also be in Aquarius so this will kick off our idealism and creativity to set us in the direction of our big lofty ideas. We can expect these ideas to blossom around the time of the Full Moon in the confident sign of Leo on February 9.
With these two courageously charged lunar events following the eclipse season of December and earlier in January, we can expect ourselves to really catapult into new places if we have been dreaming big and staying positive about the potential outcomes of those wishes. We probably experienced or are adjusting to some big changes that always come with eclipse season and we are now perched on the brink of the new decade, inspired with the spiritual enlightenment of Aquarius, ready to help heal the world.
You’ll find your free daily horoscope will help you navigate the daily energy. You can also take our fun quizzes which can help you gain insights into your own energy, healing, and personal creative potential.
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