Day: November 5, 2021


One of the most popular ways to use the Tarot is for love and relationships.

After all, for many people, finding a person that they can be in partnership with is one of the most important goals they have. And whether you’re single or in a relationship, the cards offer a number of different ways to look at your connections more closely, to consider how you can strengthen and nurture them, and to honor the path that you are on with other people.

And whether you’re a Tarot beginner or a seasoned pro, we can all use a little extra insight when it comes to our love lives.

About Tarot & Relationships

Relationships are deeply complex things, and even when we have excellent communication with someone that we love and trust, there may still be questions under the surface:

  • Are we a good match?
  • What works about our partnership?
  • Which issues may come up in this relationship?
  • How can we strengthen our connection?
  • Will we be together for a long time?
  • What am I not aware of in this relationship?

The cards can answer these kinds of questions in a number of ways. And while relationships can be a tender thing to read about, the Tarot is not always as obvious in its messages as we might like when it comes to matters of the heart, but the cards can still offer us a lot of wisdom.

Think about:

  • What are you really asking?
  • Are you working to understand an existing problem within your relationship, or are you curious about issues that may arise?
  • Are you struggling with something in particular, or do you want to understand the bigger picture and look at your relationship broadly?

Think About Your Connection

When we dig into the relationships that we have with other people, a great place to start is often by reflecting on the connection itself: on what each person is bringing to the relationship, as well as what we each are hoping to get out of the connection.

  • Are you looking for someone to have adventures with, someone to stimulate you intellectually or creatively, someone to challenge you, someone you feel safe with?
  • Do you crave a long-term committed partnership, or are you looking for something more casual or temporary?
  • Do you believe in soul mates, and are you looking to expand your understanding of what intimate relationships can be?

This new spread for strengthening bonds holds a lot of space for considering the relationship and the individuals involved on their own and then moves into looking more closely at the connections, struggles, and possibilities that already exist.

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A Warning About Using Tarot for Relationships

Before we dig into the spread, it’s important to consider the how and why of this particular kind of reading. Tarot is a tool for self-discovery, a way to help us look inward, process emotions, listen to our intuition, make decisions that resonate with us, and understand more about the things that are motivating us to act.

For me, using the Tarot to attempt to dig into the emotions or desires of a person that is not my client, or has not consented to the Tarot reading, feels ethically murky, which is why for this spread and sample reading, we will be focusing mainly on you.

Relationships are absolutely worth exploring with the Tarot, but it’s critical that we are attentive to what we are asking for from the cards and that we are thoughtful and respectful in the ways that we use tarot.

Read next: What Your Sign Says About The Way You Love

A Tarot Spread to Strengthen Bonds

If you like, before you begin reading, you can pull out cards to use as signifiers (also known as significators) for yourself and anyone else that you are thinking about as part of this reading. Signifiers are not necessary for readings, but they can be a way to represent yourself or another person as a way of anchoring the spread and helping you focus on the energies that you are exploring.

  • Which card do you feel best captures your spirit, your ambitions, your energy?
  • Which cards remind you of the person or people that you are in a relationship with?

The court cards are uniquely suited to working as signifiers, but rather than getting hung up on traditional associations for appearance, gender, or role, instead stay focused on the energy. Are you someone that wears their heart on their sleeve, someone that prioritizes the practical or logical, someone that always has multiple creative projects going? Do you see yourself as a leader, a teacher, an explorer, a student?

Sample Tarot Reading

This spread, as well as the sample reading, can help you look at your relationship a bit more objectively and consider the factors that may be contributing to your present state.

Note: the sample reading is only meant to be an example and is not a reading meant for anyone in particular.

Card One: An Insight Into my Relationship Right Now

Knight of Pentacles

Grounded, patient, and responsible, the Knight of Pentacles is a devoted explorer, someone that is committed to the work of growth, exploration, and legacy.

While we tend to think of the Knight of Cups as our romantic hero, the Knight of Pentacles is steadfast and focused, hardworking and devoted, a person that is willing to do the work to build something lasting and important.

As a picture of a relationship, this card indicates that this is a connection that is being thoughtfully tended to, one that has importance to both parties, one that is on the road to success.

Knights always ask us to be conscious of how we are utilizing a particular element, so this figure of Earth also offers a gentle suggestion to be aware of how stubborn we may be, both within the relationship as well as in our perspective on the relationship itself.

Card Two: Something to Know About Me

The Hermit

An archetype of solitude and the only Major Arcana card in this reading, The Hermit speaks of stepping back from daily routines and taking intentional time for self-discovery, awareness, and reflection.

In describing the querent, this card indicates that this is a person who craves a lot of time for themselves, someone that is thoughtful and careful, someone that is always seeking new answers and wanting to learn more about themselves.

Paired with the slow, deliberate energy of the Knight of Pentacles, the Hermit highlights ideas of care and compassion, of thinking through actions, of not making decisions with haste.

The Hermit may seem like someone that is deliberately avoiding relationships, but instead, this card seems to reflect exactly what is happening – a person using tarot for awareness, to learn new truths about themselves and their life.

Card Three: Something to Know About Them*

Ace of Cups

A card of beautiful beginnings and overflowing possibility, the Ace of Cups marks a fresh start, a new connection, the potential for an emotional or spiritual journey. In this position, this card indicates that the other individual in the relationship is open and generous, able to give freely and without hesitation.

Cups are the suit most often associated with love, friendship, and community, and the ace speaks of both giving and receiving in equal measure. This is a person that is open to connection, that is ready for something magical, and that is not afraid of their own emotions.

*Note: You can absolutely use this spread to explore a relationship with multiple people, including friend groups, collaboration groups, or a polyamorous group. Just write down the people you want to pull for and the order that you plan to use before you draw cards in this spread, and then when you reach position three, pull a card for each individual.

Card Four: Something That Connects Us

9 of Swords

Often considered one of the most painful or difficult cards in the tarot, the 9 of Swords is a card of nightmares, terror, anxiety, and pain.

Swords are intellectual, mental, and so while this card can be a challenging one to see, it usually points us to our own perceptions and beliefs rather than giving us a true depiction of our reality.

in this position, the 9 of Swords indicates that these two people were brought together by difficulties that they have faced, similar upbringings, or traumatic events that have connected them. This could mean that these individuals create challenges for each other or cause each other pain, but given the rest of the cards in this reading and the general sense of support, love, and care here, I see this is as an indication that these two people support each other through difficulties, rather than causing each other harm.

Card Five: An Issue to Pay Attention to

4 of Wands

A joyful card of movement, victory, and warmth, the 4 of Wands is powerful and celebratory. Creative efforts are coming together, there are no obstacles in sight, and a sense of deep satisfaction is present.

This is not a card that easily lends itself to issues or struggles – instead, it’s a moment of wonder and satisfaction in the midst of a long journey. For me, in this reading, this card reads as reassurance that all is well, foundations are solid, and that it’s okay to be happy in this present moment.

Card Six: A Way to Strengthen Our Relationship

9 of Cups

Tied to happiness, gratitude, and deep joy in the self, the 9 of Cups is a card of wishes fulfilled, of having everything that we need to thrive. There is a real sense of contentment in the present, an awareness that we are supported loved, and valued in our relationships and communities, along with having a rich sense of self-love.

Sometimes this card speaks to a wish that is still hovering in the background, something quiet that would really push our happiness over the top. In this position, the Nine of Cups speaks of a relationship that is already strong and urges us to believe that things really are as good as they seem.

This reading reveals a relationship that is stable and grounded, one that allows for both self-discovery and community care for each individual involved. With two Minor Arcana nines (Swords and Cups) as well as the Hermit, which is the ninth figure that the Fool meets on their journey, the Hermit takes special meaning in this reading, indicating that thoughtful consideration and sensitivity to emotions is an important piece to remember.

The Knight of Pentacles speaks of care and devotion, while the Nine of Swords indicates that past challenges have established a solid and lasting connection. And with the Four of Wands and the Nine of Cups rounding out the reading, the cards describe a relationship that is joyful, stable, and provides a deep sense of satisfaction to both parties.

Bonds That Cannot Be Broken

Tarot can be a very useful tool for introspection and reflection, particularly when it comes to the relationships we form and maintain with other people.

When reflecting, consider:

  • How do you use Tarot to learn more about yourself, and how do those truths extend to the person that you are in relationships?
  • How can the cards help you identify what you want and need from relationships of all kinds?
  • What does the Tarot have to say about love and romance?

And when reading for relationships, how do you balance the messages that you want to see with the truths that the cards are actually telling you?

Looking for more insights from the Tarot when it comes to love? Try a free love Tarot reading here!

This post features cards from the This Might Hurt Tarot.



With Virgo season in full effect since August 22nd, we’ll likely feel the effects of Virgo in some form or another until its end on September 22nd, 2021.

Maybe you’re asking what the main qualities of Virgo are? If you are a Virgo or you know a Virgo, you will know that this Mutable Earth sign is one of the most reliable, dedicated, and practical signs of the zodiac. Practicality is their middle name!

In the Chinese Zodiac, Virgo is the Western equivalent of the Rooster. Roosters are also practical, reliable, and hard-working, but they can also be critical and bossy.

So when Virgo season comes along, we can all expect to get our heads down and start planning, organizing, and preparing for what needs to be done. It brings some calm and stability to our lives after the fiery energy of Leo, which often brings drama and excitement of some kind.

Now let’s look at the chakras: what should we do about the chakra for Virgo season?

Read this next: Chinese Zodiac Signs & Their Western Equivalent Signs

The Connection Between the Zodiac & the Chakras

When it comes to the zodiac and chakras, we can find ways to blend them to help us in various ways!

So what chakra is Virgo? Each zodiac sign is connected to one of the seven major chakras. Virgo is connected to the fifth chakra – the Throat chakra.

Virgo is a sign that feels best when their throat is in the best condition. Mercury – the planet of communication, rules this sign. Therefore, Virgo is at their best when they can communicate in a calm and concise manner.

In fact, Virgo energy manifests at its best when it can communicate thoughts, solutions, and ideas in a setting where it can have a wide and powerful influence – public speaking, for example.

This energy can also manifest in the written word as a mode of communication, so it’s a good time to write that blog, article, or piece and utilize the world wide web and social media to get it out there.

When Virgo energy is in the air, we are drawn towards our Throat Chakra and encouraged to recognize where it is blocked and how we can unblock it to make the best of this wonderful Virgo energy.

What Happens When the Throat Chakra is Blocked?

A blocked Throat chakra can result in one or more of the following:

  • Being afraid to speak your personal truth
  • Having difficulty expressing your thoughts
  • Knowing what you want to say but struggling to get the words out
  • Feeling anxiety about speaking in front of others
  • Worried that you may sounds “stupid” if you speak in front of others or if you express your opinion
  • Low self-confidence when it comes to speaking
  • Extreme emotional outbursts that come out of the blue
  • Extreme quiet
  • Being overly critical of yourself or others
  • Not being critical at all

Physical symptoms can include:

  • Chronic sore throat
  • Raspy throat
  • Laryngitis
  • Gum disease
  • Thyroid problems
  • Mouth ulcers

Don’t be surprised if, during Virgo season, your attention is drawn to these symptoms if you have a blocked Throat chakra.

So how can you work with the Throat chakra for Virgo season?

How to Strengthen Your Throat Chakra

Virgo season is one of the best times to work on the Throat Chakra because it is during this season that Virgo calls out to us all. Virgo people, and those with Virgo present in their birth chart, will especially benefit from paying attention to their Virgo chakra during this time.

Below are three fantastic ways to strengthen your Throat chakra during Virgo season:

1. Use Crystal Healing

The Throat Chakra is associated with the color blue, so crystals that are blue can be beneficial during Virgo season.

Lapis lazuli, blue kyanite, and blue lace agate are especially wonderful for helping to heal your Throat chakra.

Wearing them around your neck in the form of pendants helps to assist your Throat chakra. The crystal’s energy will naturally connect to the Throat chakra. Keeping a record of any differences, large or small, that you feel during Virgo season can be very helpful in monitoring your progress.

2. Repeat Positive Affirmations for the Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra is all about using your voice, so what better way to do this than with positive affirmations?

Repeat these to yourself when you wake up in the morning and at night when you go to bed. The more you repeat positive affirmations, the more your Throat chakra will hear you.

Some good positive affirmations are:

  • I trust in my voice
  • I have the ability to speak up for myself and others
  • I am smart and intelligent
  • My voice is my connection to the world
  • I am confident in my ability to speak

3. Try a Reiki Healing Session

One of the best ways to look after your Throat chakra is to consult a Reiki specialist. A Reiki practitioner can identify blockages in your chakras and spend extra time working on your Throat Chakra if necessary.

If you feel your Throat chakra is in need of a little TLC, a Reiki healing session can work wonders.

Read this next: The Ultimate Guide to Reiki & Energy Healing

Your Throat Chakra Needs Balance for Earthy Virgo Season

If your Virgo chakra is already in good working order, then it is likely you will find yourself using your voice more than usual during Virgo season, whether it is having important conversations with others that can lead to positive and practical solutions or using your voice to speak out for yourself and others.

If your Throat chakra needs a little work, try the methods above and let them assist you during Virgo season.

Essentially, Virgo season is a time for planning and organizing, as well as setting the groundwork for your forthcoming plans. The stronger your Throat chakra is during this time, the more you will find success.

Enjoy Virgo season, and let the power of your voice be your guide!

Related article: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to the 7 Chakras



For the last six months, Pluto has been retrograde in Capricorn, but on October 6th, it turns direct again. This is going to be extra powerful because, on the same day, we have a New Moon in Libra working its magic on us.

So what does this mean for you?

During Pluto retrograde, issues of karma will have come to the forefront, and it’s very likely you will have come to realizations about yourself – perhaps of the shocking kind!

How Pluto in Capricorn Influences Us

Pluto is the planet of transformation. It rules Scorpio, the sign of death and rebirth. When Pluto turns retrograde in the sign of Capricorn, it influences the way typical Capricorn themes show up in our lives. This includes money, discipline, business, strategy, and morals.

In Capricorn, Pluto’s karmic lesson is whether we have exercised restraint in these areas of our lives so we can move forward spiritually. If we have not, Pluto will make it clear to us during the retrograde period!

When it turns direct, however, it’s time to take the lessons we’ve learned and see how we can apply them to these areas of our lives so we can progress at a spiritual level.

Pluto is known as a “malefic” planet (meaning, along with Saturn, it’s not very popular!), but just like Saturn, it has tremendous potential to teach us about ourselves. Pluto deals with the “shadow side” just like Scorpio, the sign it rules, and though these transformations may not always be pleasant, they will undoubtedly be enlightening.

Read this next: Understanding Saturn: Lord of Karma

Your Pluto in Capricorn Horoscope

So what does Pluto Direct in Capricorn mean for your sign? Read on to find out your Pluto in Capricorn horoscope!


Quite a few revelations have taken place over the last six months, and with Pluto going direct, it’s time for you to use that famous fiery Cardinal energy of yours and get moving, Aries.

Some productive conversations are forthcoming, and collaboration between you and another looks likely. Just be sure that you go in with both eyes open so that you don’t wind up with any unexpected surprises further down the line!


The next few months may throw up some challenges for you, Taurus, but essentially they are there to help you get where you need to be. A financial opportunity looks imminent, but make sure you’ve read the fine print before moving forward with anything.

Relationship-wise, revelations about yourself are the theme of the year, and it looks like there are more to come. Ensure to maintain a routine that gives you plenty of wind-down time in order to keep balance within.


Pluto direct means it’s time to put your plans into action, Gemini. However, you may experience a few moments in limbo and be unsure which way to turn.

It’s important for you to trust in yourself and in the Universe for the next few months. Don’t over-question or try to analyze too much. It will be tempting, but ride it out! Issues from the past are likely to come rising to the surface, and there may be quite a lot of emotional stuff to deal with.


Some intriguing options lie before you, and it is likely that a relationship will require intense scrutinization in the coming weeks, Cancer.

Don’t forget the resolutions you have set for yourself. It may be tempting to divert from the path, but just remember you made those resolutions to yourself for a reason. Trust in the long-term goal, and trust that you will get where you need to be.


Your plans are coming to fruition, Leo – so don’t give up now!

There is no doubt that the last year has been a bit of a rollercoaster for you. You’ve grown used to expecting the unexpected – but now things are going to be a little more stable and grounded, so take heart from that.

Keep doing what you’re doing, and don’t be afraid to reach out for help and guidance when you need it. Remember, every little bit helps!


You’re going to be a busy bee for the next few months, Virgo, so now is the time to plan and prepare for everything. There’s been quite a bit of emphasis on emotions during the last six months, and transformation in your relationships has taken you by surprise. But now is the time to take this newfound knowledge and apply it to your forthcoming plans.

Things are so much better when there is harmony and everyone works together.


It’s been a pretty intense time for you, Libra, and there’s no doubt you’ve needed some crucial wind-down time. Don’t be so hard on yourself!

Pluto direct has some good news for you because things are about to pay off. Your hard work has not been in vain, and you can expect to see moments of fortune springing out from nowhere. Keep your analytical hat on, and bear in mind that your leadership skills will be required in the coming future.

Read this next: Chakra Work for Libra Season


Pluto is your ruler, Scorpio, and the intensity you have experienced the last few months has been, well, intense! You’re used to the intense side of life, but even for you, it’s been challenging. However, these powerful moments of transformation are about to come to a head.

Matters of finance and health are going to be at the forefront of your priorities in the coming months. Make sure to trust in yourself and don’t doubt your original thoughts. You may experience quite a few bouts of doubt, so it will be a true test of your metal in the upcoming weeks. Stay focused, stay fixed.


Adventure is on the horizon, Sagittarius, and this Pluto Direct in Capricorn is encouraging you to look to the future and not to the past. Some things you just can’t change and one of Pluto’s biggest lessons is learning to let go.

This karmic year lets you know that the more you look to the future, the more you can expand your goals and visions. Don’t bracket yourself, Sag, and don’t limit yourself – you are ready to fly high!


With Pluto turning direct in your sign, this is a powerful time of application and focus for you, Capricorn. It’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, but now is the time to get your head down to business.

You may be feeling a little in limbo for a while as you wrap your head around everything, but it won’t be long before you spring into action. A change in direction looks very likely for you, and it may surprise both you and those around you. Follow your gut and follow your heart!


You’ve got very clear intentions in mind, Aquarius, and you are determined to achieve them. Your emotions have really undergone some powerful transformation these last few months, but things are clearer now, and you know what you want. Just don’t be swayed by the opinions of others.

Remember, you are here to march to the beat of your own drum. Following your soul path isn’t always easy – but it is worth it!


You may require a few more moments of quiet time than usual in the coming months, Pisces. In fact, it’s crucial you get this as things are about to speed up for you, and maintaining inner balance is very important for you. Prepare for a few unexpected moments under this Pluto direct.

Capricorn energy brings you grounding and stability, but moments of uncertainty may arise, and it may take moments of reflection for a little while to gather your bearings. Reaching out to those who can truly help you is also something to bear in mind.

Reflect With Pluto Direct

As Pluto turns direct in Capricorn, take time to reflect on all that has happened the last few months.

Emotional issues will have been powerful during this time. Pluto brings everything that is hidden to the surface. Everything that you have learned has happened for a reason.

Keep the trust in yourself and remember that as uncomfortable as Plutonian transformations can be, they are there to help you become the best of yourself and reach your fullest potential!

Related article: The Complete Guide to 2021 Retrogrades



Do you need a week of relaxation and rest? That’s right, folks – even in the midst of the chaos of Mercury retrograde, the planets have aligned to give you a break! This week, there are no major transits, giving you time to catch up on sleep, rest, or rejuvenation.

This is the week of vacation vibes for you because the planets and the stars are calling for a week of mellow energy and restful experiences.

On October 13th, Venus – the planet of love and beauty – in a harmonious angle to Saturn, the planet of responsibility. That means that hard work and dedication are at the forefront of your mind, making it easier to work hard and get things done.

On October 16th, Mercury retrograde – currently in Libra – will be in a pleasant angle to Venus, currently in the fiery sign of Sagittarius. This social, friendly transit makes it easier for you to connect with others – you might even meet a destined friend or make a deep connection during this transit.

But your main focus this week revolves around self-care. Have you been taking care of yourself? Have you honored your needs and desires? If not, this is the time to do so. Listen to your internal voice for the intuitive secrets meant only for you.

October 11 – October 17 is a Week for Self-Care & Self-Love

Because the planets are giving us a bit of a break, it’s the perfect time to slow down and take care of yourself. Focusing on self-care rituals this week will help you feel refreshed and ready for new projects and challenges.

Take this time to rest, relax, and take care of your body and your mind.

Take a bubble bath, stretch your limbs daily, write in your journal, eat nutritious foods. You deserve to feel good! Yoga, meditation, astrology, and Tarot readings are also healing activities that will help you feel more balanced and centered.

If you have trouble relaxing, a personalized astrological reading can help you learn how to unwind.

Planetary Locations During October 11 – October 17, 2021

  • Sun: Libra (September 23, 2021 – October 23, 2021)
  • Mercury: Libra (August 30, 2021 – November 5, 2021)
  • Venus: Sagittarius (October 7, 2021 – November 5, 2021)
  • Mars: Libra (September 14, 2021 – October 30, 2021)
  • Jupiter: Aquarius (July 28, 2021 – December 28, 2021)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for October 11 – October 17, 2021

Monday, October 11


Libra – Libra season continues to bring balanced, harmonious energy to the forefront of your mind. Try meditation to amplify the calming effects of Libra season.


Sagittarius – The Sagittarius Moon signals optimism and a bubbly personality. Let yourself enjoy this optimistic energy, and have some fun!

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Sagittarius sextile Jupiter in Aquarius – This transit makes you feel more social than usual, making it a great day to spend time with others. Surround yourself with people you love!

Read this next: Are You Ready for Love & Adventure with Venus in Sagittarius?

Tuesday, October 12




Capricorn – When the Moon is in Capricorn, it feels easier to get things done. Tackle that to-do list today! Physical exercise is also beneficial, helping you release frustration.

Wednesday, October 13





Astrological Aspect

Venus in Sagittarius sextile Saturn in Aquarius – You may feel a stronger desire for connection than usual, making it a great day to network. Try to put yourself out there today.

Thursday, October 14




Aquarius – Your independence may be at the forefront of your mind today. This is a fantastic day to find new ways to express yourself.

Next on your list: Your Must-Read Lunar Energy Check-In

Friday, October 15





Astrological Aspect

Sun trine Jupiter – This very pleasant transit brings good vibrations and happy feelings. Try to let yourself have fun, but remember that hard work is important too!

Saturday, October 16




Pisces – The Pisces Moon brings sensitivity and creativity, making it a great day for artistic expression. Be creative today!

Astrological Aspect

Mercury retrograde in Libra sextile Venus in Sagittarius – This transit makes it easier than ever to relax and enjoy yourself. Give yourself a break and have a rest today!

Sunday, October 17





Astrological Aspect

Libra Sun square Pluto in Capricorn – You may desire more freedom and control today, making it hard to get along with others. Start the day with positive affirmations to promote self-love!

What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers! Did this overview resonate with you? Get another astrologer’s take on this week’s astrology forecast.



Have you been yearning for a moment of relief, followed by a transit of release? Then it’s time to loosen those muscles and get excited because the stars have some exciting energy to bring your way this week!

And that’s all starting with the moment we’ve all been waiting for – Mercury is finally moving direct again in the sign of Libra on October 18th! All of that miscommunication, frustration, and confusion associated with Mercury retrograde is finally over, leaving you the energy and focus you need to get started on new projects!

On that same day, Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, is moving direct in the sign of Aquarius, meaning that blessings and abundance are better able to flow towards you. Keep your heart and your mind open to all of the opportunities that will be surrounding all of us now, and trust that the Universe will bring you exactly what you want and need.

On October 20th, there’s a Full Moon in the sign of fiery, determined Aries. And while Full Moons are known for heavy emotions, that Aries spark brings just the right amount of passion and motivation to release any negativity, emotions, or habits from the last lunar cycle that is no longer serving you.

Finally, on October 23rd, the Sun is moving into Scorpio, marking the beginning of a new astrological season! Scorpio is sultry, intense, mysterious, and deeply connected to the mystical areas of life – and this energy will flavor everything we experience this month. It’s time to get in touch with metaphysical activities like astrology, Tarot readings, and crystal healing.

October 11 – October 17 is a Week to Observe and Go with the Flow

There are quite a few big transits and astrological changes this week, and while they’re positive, it may feel a bit disorienting. That’s why it’s a good time to sit back and observe the shifting energies while maintaining your faith in the Universe, the stars, and their plans.

Don’t forget about your Full Moon ritual to release what no longer serves you. Make a list of every grudge, feeling, negative thought, or habit that you no longer need going into the next lunar cycle.

Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and allow these things to leave your spirit with every exhale.

If you need more guidance, a personalized astrological reading can help you learn even more!

  • Sun: Libra (September 23, 2021 – October 23, 2021), Scorpio (October 23 – November 23, 2021)
  • Mercury: Libra (August 30, 2021 – November 5, 2021)
  • Venus: Sagittarius (October 7, 2021 – November 5, 2021)
  • Mars: Libra (September 14, 2021 – October 30, 2021)
  • Jupiter: Aquarius (July 28, 2021 – December 28, 2021)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for October 18 – October 24, 2021

Monday, October 18


Libra – As Libra season winds down, Libra continues to encourage balance and centered energy. Keep up with those centering exercises, like yoga and meditation!


Aries – The fiery nature of Aries helps with motivation and determination, making it a great time to brainstorm and work on a creative project. Physical exercise is favored during this transit.

Astrological Aspect

Mercury direct in Libra – You can finally breathe a sigh of relief and get going on those new projects that you might have been putting off while Mercury was in retrograde.

Read next: A Mercury Direct in Libra Tarot Spread

Tuesday, October 19





Astrological Aspect

Moon in Aries trine Venus in Sagittarius – The warmth from both Aries and Sagittarius brings friendly, harmonious vibrations. This is a great day to spend time with your loved ones.

Wednesday, October 20





Astrological Aspect

Full Moon in Aries – This Full Moon fills you with a sense of purpose and determination. This is the time to release and let go, leaving room for all of the exciting opportunities that the future holds.

Read next: A Revealing Tarot Spread for the Full Moon in Intense Aries

Thursday, October 21




Taurus – The Taurus Moon brings grounded, stable energy that helps you relax and find a moment of calm. This is an excellent time to spend a few moments outdoors, soaking in the healing energy of Mother Nature.

Friday, October 22





Astrological Aspect

Mars in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn – Power struggles and confrontational conversations are possible today, making it harder to get along with others. Carry a piece of rose quartz with you to promote peace and understanding.

Saturday, October 23


Scorpio – Scorpio season is here, bringing mystery, mysticism, and sensuality. This is a time to dive deep and get to know what’s going on with you internally and spiritually!


Gemini – The Gemini Moon is stimulating and excitable, and you may feel more curious than usual. It’s a great time for learning or studying subjects that deeply interest you.

Astrological Aspect

Sun moving into Scorpio – Don’t forget that Scorpio is ruled by transformational Pluto, meaning that you will feel encouraged to get to the bottom of things during this season. Let that curiosity and intuition guide you.

Check this out: The Best Thing That Will Happen To You Before 2021 Ends, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Sunday, October 24





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Is there one zodiac sign in particular that you often recognize as your favorite? Perhaps you wish it could always be Virgo season, soaking in that productive energy, for example.

Well, here’s an important notice for those that happen to favor intense and emotional Scorpio: for the next few months, you’ll be noticing this sign have an extended stay throughout the cosmos in more ways than one.

And it’s actually not just those who care deeply for this sign, either — certain zodiac placements may feel the effects of this strange time more than others.

For better or for worse, you’ll want to catch up on when and how this energy will be occupying the sky and take note of how to prepare and take advantage of this cosmic alignment.

Scorpio Zodiac Sign 101

With an air of mystery and veil of privacy, it may feel like it’s hard to get to the bottom of the Scorpio zodiac sign.

Scorpio is traditionally ruled by the planet of war and drive, Mars, adding to that intense motivation and devotion; however, modern astrology notes Scorpio’s ruler as Pluto, the planet of change, rebirth, and transformation, which speaks to the Scorpion’s openness to the taboo and occult.

Like other Water signs, Scorpio experiences emotions incredibly deeply, being intense lovers and friends for those that they care about. And all in all, being a Fixed sign, Scorpios are in it with you for the long haul… if you can get them to break down their walls for you.

Read this next: Tarot for Scorpio: Which Tarot Cards Represent Scorpio?

The Scorpio Special: 4 Celestial Bodies in Scorpio

All of these transits light up the cosmos with sky energy in their designated themes and areas of life.

Mark your calendars because these are some cosmic alignments you will not want to miss!

And speaking of calendars, check out our November astrology calendar to prepare for the month ahead.

1. Sun in Scorpio

As you may expect with all zodiac seasons, the Sun will be in Scorpio for about a month. Starting on October 23rd, we’ll see the effects of Scorpio season in full swing, reigning the skies until November 21st.

2. Mars in Scorpio

If you’re not yet convinced that Scorpio will be dominating the sky enough for your tastes, you’re in luck.

Mars, the planet of war, drive, and ambition, will also be housed in Scorpio from October 30th to December 13th. This is especially important given that Scorpio is in domicile here (AKA: sitting in its home turf).

3. New Moon in Scorpio

Unlike the other rulers of the cosmos, the Moon changes every couple of days rather than weeks, months, or years.

However, it fortuitously will be aligning during this Scorpio-heavy time period to grant us a New Moon in Scorpio on November 4th. That’s one day you’ll want to mark on your calendar for extra Scorpio energy!

Read more: The Ultimate Guide to New Moons

4. Mercury in Scorpio

For the grand finale, one final planet makes its way into Scorpio, and unlike the New Moon, it isn’t just a one-and-done event.

Mercury, the planet of communication and thought, will be joining the Sun and Mars in Scorpio on November 5th, sitting in this intense spot until November 24th.

Best Crystals to Use for Each Transit

With the calendars marked up, you’re now prepared schedule-wise for each Scorpio-centered planet coming up.

What about that Earthy, spiritual protection and good energy that a beloved crystal can provide? Here are our suggestions for crystal-lovers and newbies alike during this time.

1. Sun in Scorpio: Aquamarine

Calming and intuition-friendly Aquamarine is a sweet choice for Scorpio season.

While it can help ease up the intensity we generally experience under the Scorpio Sun, the beauty of Aquamarine is that it still lovingly taps into our emotional heart space rather than pushing us to avoid it.

So while it speaks to the Scorpio’s love of truth and emotional vulnerability, it does so in a way that may be gentler and less intimidating for those who find the season of the Scorpion to be more daunting.

2. Mars in Scorpio: Black Tourmaline

Mars in Scorpio is a fairly intense transit that demands quite a bit of our willpower and drive, pushing us to our limits if we’re not careful.

Black Tourmaline, a protective stone, has ties to our Root chakra, which speaks to our stability and comfort. When we’re comfortable with what our core needs and desires are, it becomes significantly easier to go after what we want with confidence.

And after all, isn’t that much of the beauty of working with a Scorpio Mars?

3. New Moon in Scorpio: Citrine

With a much lighter tone than the others thus far, Citrine brings productive but gentle energy to the table.

New Moons are abundant times of renewal and planning, and Scorpio energy can sometimes put a heavy damper on our initial optimism. Citrine can help bring that energy into balance, highlighting the importance of emotional investment without totally sacrificing an optimistic and joyful spirit.

4. Mercury in Scorpio: Rose Quartz

A fan favorite for a good reason, Rose Quartz may be a solid choice for Mercury transiting Scorpio.

Communication and the mind being ruled by emotionally intense and intuitive Scorpio can be overwhelming if not approached correctly.

After all, we want to remain honest and compassionate to our loved ones with that lovely Scorpio emotional awareness, but without succumbing to the sometimes-too-private nature of the protective Scorpion.

So, gentle and love-filled Rose Quartz brings the affectionate energy we need to the table but still taps into the Scorpio desire for real and honest intimacy.

The 5 Zodiac Signs Most Affected

As you may know, we all have a bit of the zodiac signs in our natal charts in one way or another.

To make the most of the next couple of months, take note of where these signs fall in your birth chart to see how the Scorpio energy will affect your personal astrological navigation.

1. Scorpio

You may have seen this one from a mile away, but Scorpio placements, as you may anticipate, will have a lot lighting up in their chart during this time.

All Scorpio energy will be intensified by quite a bit, which means that having Scorpio placements in your chart already will be dramatically emphasize this energy for you personally.

Be sure to take extra time to take care of yourself during this time, as the transformations and intensity that you typically experience will just be multiplied over the next months.

2. Taurus

Scorpio placements aren’t the only ones who will be feeling the next months with intensity.

Taurus placements will be finding themselves in a bit of an astrological pickle, as this sign happens to be exactly the opposite of Scorpio. In other words, while the sky is lighting up with all of Scorpio’s energy, Taurus is likely to be wildly uncomfortable with this astrological action.

Just remember: an opposition is not a big bad wolf to be feared, but a heads up that you may find friction wherever it lands.

3. Aquarius

What do Aquarius and Scorpio have in common? Well, they’re both Fixed signs, but that’s about it (at least on the surface).

These two signs form an uncomfortable square aspect, which means that challenges arise when Scorpio and Aquarius interact. That said, a challenge is just that: a challenge, not an impossible mission.

With an Aquarius placement, your energy will be squaring off against Scorpio, which may feel like a conflict of interest in terms of putting that Fixed motivation and drive into motion.

However, with the right attitude and awareness, you can use this as an opportunity to learn a bit more about going with the flow and adapting to new difficulties.

4. Leo

Now, what do Aquarius, Scorpio, and Leo all have in common? They’re in the same boat that we just discussed: all Fixed signs, squaring off against one another in uncomfortable tension. This means that you can expect the same difficulties that Aquarius placements will be experiencing during this time of Scorpio’s reign.

In other words: it may not be an easy road ahead, but valuable lessons, skills, and assets can certainly be learned if you’re open to the challenge.

5. Sagittarius

The Sagittarius-Scorpio interaction that occurs over the next few months may not seem as dramatic or fiery as the previous ones, but that doesn’t mean you should write it off as nothing.

A minor aspect called semisextile gets created with these two signs, which means that they’re right next to each other with little in common. This is mainly important as Sagittarius will be taking up the cosmos too.

For instance, Sagittarius is already residing in Venus, the planet of love and relationships, and it will be until November 5th. Plus, after Scorpio season and Mercury in Scorpio are done taking up space in the sky, Sagittarius will be taking over.

In other words, this is a placement you’ll still want to be paying attention to, as these neighbors may have lessons of equal importance to share.

Will Scorpio Season Be Sweet or Sour?

Are you feeling ready for the time of the Scorpion to take over?

The truth is, we all face the lessons that this intense zodiac sign has to share with us to varying degrees, whether we favor it or not, or whether it’s lighting up our chart with ease and grace or difficulty and tension.

And whether Scorpio is your favorite or most dreaded zodiac sign to see in the stars, it’s ultimately up to you to make sure this time is sweet instead of sour.

With your newfound knowledge of what to look for in your own chart, you’ll be ready as ever to take on the Scorpion reign.

Read next: Scorpio in Love: Relationships & Love Compatibility



November is always a potent time of the year, with the transformative Scorpio season dominating for most of the month and the sight of the New Year just around the corner. The lull of spooky October festivities may begin to die down on the surface, but astrologically and spiritually — a lot of work can feel like it is just gearing up.

It can all suddenly feel like quite a lot to take in, but don’t fret: we’ll be using the Tarot, with one card each from the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana, to see the low-down for your zodiac sign.

And suddenly, your search for a game plan for the month is already over as quickly as it started!

Keep up with the stars with our November 2021 Astrology Calendar

Your November 2021 Tarotscope


The Devil & Knight of Wands

Ready, set, go — but don’t forget your real goals.

The Knight of Wands comes through with your typical Aries flair, pointing out a desire for passion, haste, and moving forward with your plans and goals. This motivation is honorable, but you do need to be cautious that you don’t fall into stubbornness.

The Devil warns of getting too obsessive or attached to one outcome, urging you to find flexibility and an open mind when it comes to your path.

In other words, make sure your drive is going to the right place, and not just the one that appears to be the shiniest or most exciting.

Read this next: You Pulled the Devil Card – Now What?


Temperance (Reversed) & Page of Cups (Reversed)

Perhaps not everything is going according to the steady bull’s plan for you, Taurus.

With Temperance reversed, it may feel hard to find your balance this month. It can be easy to fall into trying to fix this immediately, perhaps with splurging on a new comfort item or, on the other hand, overworking yourself to make up for missing work.

But with the Page of Cups reversed, you are urged instead to find peace, intuitive insight, and creativity within yourself. The answers to your problems probably won’t come from rushing to finding tangible solutions.

Allow your own inner world to be your haven this month, and try to forge balance by having fun without using something external.


Strength (Reversed) & 8 of Swords

It’s not an easy road for our Gemini friends, but that doesn’t mean you’re not equipped to take it on.

Life is looking awfully restrictive with the 8 of Swords at play, making you feel constrained and conflicted with any choices that you actually do have. But for the most part, it may feel like you’re running thin on options, and the world is feeling small and stagnant.

Strength reversed is a reminder to draw upon that inner resolve and fortitude that you know, deep down, you really do have.

This month is about reminding yourself of that inner power, even if the tests can seem a little on the rough and tougher side.


The High Priestess & Ace of Cups

After what can feel like a quite tumultuous September, Cancer is finally getting a break!

It’s always a welcome sight to see the Ace of Cups, which brings forth an element of romance, emotional contentment and enthusiasm, and intuitive insight that you may have been severely lacking these past few months.

Plus, The High Priestess solidifies that intuitive energy, letting you know that what you’re feeling and sensing out has strength and validity. With her guiding light, you can confidently know that your psychic senses are flowing healthily.

For our sensitive crab, the waters are clear, and it’s time to set sail!


The Hierophant (Reversed) & Queen of Wands (Reversed)

Leo has a reputation for loving the spotlight, but it’s not always that simple — this month being proof of that.

The Hierophant reversed, and the Queen of Wands reversed point to some difficult contemplation and reflection surrounding your leadership, sharing your creative insights, and how you self-express to others.

It may feel like you’re not getting the message you want across or that the path you’re on is no longer working. Either way, this moment of questioning will be a formative moment for your November, helping you get clear on how you want to proceed for real.

It will subside, Leo. And you’re more than capable of seeking the truth.

Learn more: Everything You Need to Know About Reversed Tarot Cards


The Star (Reversed) & 2 of Swords (Reversed)

In life, not everything goes according to plan. But for you, Virgo, that can feel like a loss in more ways than one.

The Star reversed points to these setbacks and disappointments in your path, but the 2 of Swords reversed points to take it quite seriously. This month you may be second-guessing your own judgment or facing doubt when it comes to your decision-making skills.

But don’t fret too much, Virgo — mistakes happen to everyone. The truth is that one or two setbacks, no matter how drastic they seem at the moment, couldn’t stop your skill and drive from accomplishing what needs to get done.

Take some deep breaths, practice your favorite self-care routine, and pick yourself up again. There’s still work to be done!


The Hanged Man & Knight of Pentacles (Reversed)

It’s time for some sweet, sweet inner reflection for Libra.

The Hanged Man puts plenty of things on pause, but in a good way. This November, you’ll be thoughtfully considering your path, your progress, and how you want to proceed (the three big Ps).

However, with the Knight of Pentacles reversed, this does seem to cause a bit of conflict with your current responsibilities. You may feel a bit stagnant, especially with regards to finances and career, and that may actually spur on this time of reflection in the first place.

But you’re on the right track: when faced with that kind of block, it’s best for the balance-seeking Libra to pause and reflect in order to properly diagnose the problem!


The World (Reversed) & 2 of Pentacles

Even when everything around you seems to be falling apart, leave it to Scorpio to find some resolve at the moment.

The World reversed can feel quite literal this month for you. As everyone around you wrestles with the potent energy of Scorpio season itself, you may feel like you’re left to pick up the pieces of everyone struggling to hold themselves together.

With the 2 of Pentacles, it’s clear that you’re doing a bit of a juggling act this month, trying to keep on track with your own goals and progress but also being cognizant of your surroundings.

All things considered, it looks like you’re doing well this month, Scorpio! Keep on juggling.


The Sun & Page of Wands (Reversed)

Despite feeling stuck in a few ways, the Sagittarian optimism and light are shining through this month.

The Page of Wands reversed doesn’t necessarily make things easy for you this November. It may feel like any excitement or enthusiasm you once had for your goals has backfired, and some of the practicalities of life are getting in the way.

But with The Sun shining on the table, you’re called to keep smiling through. Setbacks are just setbacks, not signs to halt your grand ideas altogether.

This can be a great month full of laughter and love if you’re able to keep focused on your true Sagittarius archer spirit.


The Hermit (Reversed) & King of Swords (Reversed)

For oh-so-serious Saturn-ruled Capricorn, the mind can sometimes feel like something of a warzone.

With The Hermit reversed, it’s clear that you have a lot on your mind this November. And with the King of Swords reversed, it doesn’t all look to be sunshine and rainbows.

Indeed, our wise goat friends seem to be contemplating something serious this month, perhaps to the point of overthinking. Remember, Capricorn: not all problems have answers. Sometimes things get left up to the unknown, unresolved completely.

Trust your intellect to lead you to the right answers, should your questions have solutions. Otherwise, don’t sit stewing in your own mind forever — there’s a whole world waiting out there for you too.


The Empress (Reversed) & 6 of Pentacles (Reversed)

This month, Aquarius will be wrestling with themes of giving and taking.

First, the 6 of Pentacles reversed asks you to consider what you’re giving your energy to and why. Is it because you genuinely wish to devote time, effort, and space to that person, situation, or thing, or is it because you feel obligated to for an external reason?

This is because The Empress reversed is hinting that there’s something out of balance when it comes to your resources (and that doesn’t just have to be money, but also your time and energy).

In other words, November is really about getting your sense of abundance, comfort, and stability all back in check.


The Wheel of Fortune & 4 of Swords

This November, the Wheel of Fortune is spinning for Pisces — and it’s spinning in your favor.

Usually, seeing this card is quite a stroke of luck, or so we expect. However, luck from the Universe sometimes comes in unexpected ways (not that mysterious and intuitive Pisces is unfamiliar with that kind of energy).

In fact, it looks like your blessings and luck are coming in the form of rest and rejuvenation. The 4 of Swords is all about that one last good sleep before the marathon hits, and then you’ll be off to the races.

So at the time, it may seem like a bit of a boring lull and not much of a gift at all. But take advantage of this time of rest while you have it — before you know it, you might miss it.

Read this next: The Wheel of Fortune in Tarot: Hidden Messages

Where Will the Tarot Take You in November?

Looking at your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2021 and suddenly realizing you have a lot of catching up to do? Or perhaps your goals and expectations have shifted so much to the point of your list no longer looking recognizable!

Either way, that feeling is normal, and the search for a game plan or even an idea of what we should do to wind down for the end of the year is less difficult than you think.

Take in your Tarotscope as just one piece of the puzzle, guiding you in the right direction like a beacon of light or advice. Then, take your next steps with confidence in your own intuition, and trust that you’re capable of navigating whatever may come next!

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