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2017 - Oracle Tarotscopes


Hello, my gorgeous soul friends! I hope that your 2016 has been gentle and that you are moving into the lovely energies of 2017 as we close in on the last few hours of this Year 9.

It has been a year of many endings, destruction, restructuring of the self, and having to reconnect with our basic self and needs. I know it has been an extremely transformative year for me personally, but now as we close out this year, I see the benefit from all of these issues that came up for me. I hope that in retrospect you see why you had to go through certain challenges and obstacles. It is a year to rise up and awaken from the last 9 years of complacency for many of us. As we rise, some of the structures of the past will no longer be good enough. We can no longer stand idly by, awaiting someone to save us. We are the ones who have to get up and get out of our own self-made prisons, step out of limitations, and step into our true divine power.

I decided in early December to do some Oracle and Tarot type of Horoscopes by signs. I am using The Fountain Tarot and Wisdom of the Oracle to provide the guidance to keep in mind. These will cover the general energy for each sign for 2017. I hope you enjoy what I have drawn for each of you. And as always, I appreciate your support, love, and energy. You all allow me to continue to rise, shine, and expand. I love you all so very deeply and powerfully. I look forward to seeing what you accomplish on this beautiful journey!

Much love, light, and a multitude of blessings!

- Astrology and Angel Mediums

2017 - Overall

The Fountain - Be

The Fountain exists outside and beyond the cycles of birth, death, time, and form. It is the nameless, changeless, source of which everything is a part. It is the waking from the dream of separateness and identity, and the recognition of one's "Self" as not only connected to all things, but all things - divine nature. When the Fountain appears, relinquish all illusion of control and remain quiet. It invites you to observe, master less, and to just be - effortless and indistinguishable from life. You are the voice and breath of the Universes.

This is our moment of oneness. We have the ability to cosmic clarity and of finally being fully "awake". The end of our seeking is near. We are to surrender to that which you truly are - that which is whole and perfect. If there has been a separation from source, this is time to stop resisting and denying your true self. We all have the guidance that we need within ourselves.

Water is a mutable, changeable fluid, and this Fountain speaks to us of particular kinds of change - change of emotions and possibly a change in health. We have important choices to make about how we meet those changes and where we let them take us - toward the calm, flowing purity of the waters or the boiling caldron of hot temper and steamy emotions. The choice is obvious, but we sometimes forget that we have it. The Fountain reminds us that we do have a choice - and making it, wisely or unwisely, determines our future.

The things we need in life remain constant, no matter what is going on or how hectic the changes and pressures in our life may be. We need nurturing and love, and it is ultimately up to us to provide that for ourselves. Our Spirit Guides and Angels will help us if we ask them to.

What will bring into your life this upcoming year? What will you allow to manifest for you? Are you working with the Law of Attraction to bring more of the soul expanding lessons you have needed? The simplest way to understand and work with the Law Of Attraction is knowing that whatever you feel into existence will manifest in that feeling.

Yes, sometimes we are pleasantly surprised, but often we are dismayed at our ability to create “more of the same”… yet, are we fully acknowledging our power here? Taking full responsibility for how things look at this moment in time? Or are we feeling like things are “happening TO us”… that we are merely victims of circumstance? Imagine getting in your car, hitting the accelerator and throwing the steering wheel out the window! Where would you go? Around in circles? Into the nearest tree or off a cliff? Or maybe you would make it, by some Divine intervention, to somewhere safely. The point is, it would be out of your hands.

Same with your life! If you hand over the steering wheel and take no responsibility what so ever for where you are going, then you have to be ready for whatever comes. If you use your clear intention to direct your course, with the powerful force of your positive emotions propelling you forward in creating, then you won’t even need the car, you will be able to fly!

Aim high, do not lower your standards any longer; for yourself and for others. Know that you are worthy to be treated with love, respect, kindness, passion and honesty. It just may be that once you shift how you think and feel about yourself, everything and everyone shifts with you, creating something new. Steps don't need to always be physical, but they can be perceptual. How will you shift and finally BE in 2017?

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Oh, my fiery and passionate friends. You my dear friends rule the head, the mind, the beginning of the physical manifestation in life. Your attitude and zest for living always encourages us to carry on, no matter the challenge! This upcoming year will bring forth a lot of growth potential for you.

The two cards that will best describe the energy for you in 2017 will be the Knight of Swords and the Soul Mates cards.

Knight of Swords

"On fire with ideas."

You are underway and there is no stopping you! A decision and commitment has been made and with laser focus you are doing all you can to build the momentum that will make you towards the reality and experience you have envisioned. You possess great strength and ambition. You may be filled with feelings of elation and possibility, whilst being focused on strategy and game play to ensure you reach your goals. You are being guided to stop fence sitting and leap infect first with your whole heart! Yet be mindful that you do not steamroll others along the way with your force, and ensure your decisions are not hasty or misguided. While you are destined to succeed, you must consider at what cost.

The Knight of Swords is a dynamic and intellectually diverse creature who is often opinionated and electric in his insights. He is very connected to his ideas, beliefs, values, and goals at any time, yet these defining qualities are still being formed, resulting int he possibility of him changing his mind. The Knight of Swords can be a tremendous face for good when he directs himself wisely, fighting fearlessly and often against injustice or there worthy causes. You may recognize yourself within him, or you may have called into your life a person just like this Knight.

When we are obsessed by an idea and wish to manifest that idea, we are often so blinded by the desire for its fulfillment that we fail to see the difficulties we may encounter or the consequences of our actions. The Knight of Swords is a powerful figure full of life and energy who needs to be balanced with a realization of responsibility and compassion.

Once he has set forth on his journey, there is no stopping him! He does not see, nor care about, any upcoming challenges, risks or dangers, and instead moves forward with his strong intent to succeed and win. On the positive side, this card shows great ambition, determination and strength to succeed no matter what. On the negative side, however, he can be blind to potential challenges and consequences of his actions, and may charge forth into a dangerous territory without any foresight or preparation. He may also neglect to understand the needs of others as he fervently pursues his own goals. The Knight of Swords often reflects a time when you are embarking on a new project or idea and there really is no stopping you. You have had this sudden burst of energy that is propelling you forward and inspiring you to take quick action to manifest your goals. You are ready to overcome any problem, challenge or obstacle that is in your path. How could anything stand in your way if you are this focused and this committed to your goal?

However, you may be prone to rushing things or cutting corners in order to get a job done. Sometimes this works for you but other times it does not. For example, using low cost providers will help you get the job done quickly and cheaply but quality may suffer in the long-term and you may consume more time fixing their work.

Also, ensure that you keep others on your side, particularly if they are part of your longer-term success. You might be all fired up and ready to go but if your colleagues, partner, friends, or family are not, then you are likely to run into trouble later down the track. The Knight of Swords also represents your need to understand the world from an intellectual point of view. You have well-developed communication skills and can easily form solid arguments and opinions on current affairs and important matters. You love to engage with others who have similar skills so that you can share your ideas and develop new points of view. You may be best suited to discussion groups with like-minded individuals where you can fire each other up and motivate one another.

This card challenges us to move away from our preoccupations with other spaces and other times, and stay alert to what is happening in the here and now. Life is a great ocean in which you can play if you drop all your judgments, your preferences and the attachment to the details of your long term plans. Be available to what comes your way, as it comes. And do not worry if you stumble or fall, just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, have a good laugh, and carry on.

Soul Mates

Essential meanings - Harmonious partnerships; love; friendship; compassion; a relationship fostering personal growth.

You are meant to evolve and transform with the companion of others. Certain people enter your life in order to take you to the next level of healing, consciousness, and authenticity. It is always a reciprocal experience, although the results for each of you will vary. You know these people by the strong pull drawing you toward them - and sometimes by a strong aversion to them initially, too. Soul mates can be friends for life, or remain in your life for only a short time. No matter what, you will be changed in ways you can't possible fathom now. Pay attention these people today. They are your greatest gifts.

Consider love in the deepest sense - love so powerful that you will never be the same, regardless of how long your relationships lasts. Consider friendships and romantic bonds so compelling that they overwhelm you with gratitude....or break you open so you will finally claim who you were meant to be. Even a companion animal reminds you that it is you who is being rescued and healed. Pay attention, for you are in the presence of a soulmate, come to guide you home to the real you.

Strategic alliances are most important right now as you begin to attack the perfect people to support your dreams. This is a journey you will share with others. Mentors, business partners, helpers, employees, creative partners, friends and strangers open doors for you and step through the portal to join you in a harmonic dance of collaboration, commitment, and co-creation. This is what you've been waiting for.

An important relationship bring you to your knees. This is the kind of soul mate who comes with a powerful gift. Your patterns and all your old stories that don't serve your well being enter into this dynamic so you can heal them. This person is called to a sacred task - to help you learn, even if it seems uncomfortable, sticky, or even inconceivable. The question is not Why did he (or she) do this to me? but rather What is the gift in this? Look into this mirror. You will only be changed for the better.

Everyone we cross paths with has something they can teach us; if we are willing to see the lesson and learn. Those who we invite in to our lives intimately, including family, hold the Soul lessons we have chosen to learn for this lifetime. When we find ourselves victim to these people, it is because our lesson may have been repeated over several lifetimes… and basically we need more than a gentle nudge at this point! All subtlety may have been lost due to our failure to master the lesson in previous lifetimes, or we may have incorporated a whole new level to be mastered. Either way, these lessons can be extremely challenging and the faster we get it, the less pain is involved.

You are reaching a depth in your life that you had barely even touched the surface of before. The iceberg is being revealed beneath the tip, floating beneath the surface; vast and pure. You are learning to access, trust, rely on, and truly appreciate your own inner guidance. You are realizing how valuable your Soul is; that what you have to offer here physically is yet again, just the tip of the iceberg. Your vibration rises, and you are stepping into a new level of consciousness.

You are pushing your boundaries out, feeling yourself expand energetically; feeling the infinite possibility that is your birthright. You are, finally, stepping into your power. And it feels pretty awesome! Fear is replaced by love; there is no more self doubt, only self worth. You can see the value of your existence and your gifts to be shared during your lifetime are beginning to flourish. This is a time to do what truly makes you happy. Surround yourself with loving, supportive and like minded friends; the ones who really ‘get’ you, and accept you for who you are. No more daydreaming, get out and DO what makes you passionate. Live the life you wish you had, starting now! Make a little extra time to spend in your sacred space, meditating, listening to music, doing yoga, or just relaxing.

Breathe deeply and let your emotions come up; process them by allowing yourself to feel your way through them, bless them and let them go. Focus on the flow of energy, coming in and going out, all the energy around you filled with love, gratitude and acceptance.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

My dear lovely and stubborn Taurus! I feel the effort that 2016 has caused on your end, with each Mercury Retrograde aspecting our earthiness in some shape of form. We are the ones who rule love, beauty, the throat, and also are dependable, persistent, and plodding.

The two cards that will best describe the energy for you in 2017 will be The Moon and the Loyal Heart cards.

The Moon

"Illumination, psychic, and intuitive strength, shadow self"

This card represent emotions, sensitivity, and a reminder that nothing in life is at a standstill - this is a world of constant flux, and one this is certain: Everything changes. It is calling you to action; the time is now when you may have to face your worst fears and look into the dark shadows of your soul. You must learn to confront what you've avoided and walk courageously through it. The energy behind this card is strong and wild. Like the tides you may feel that emotionally you are being pulled in many directions and unable to settle down. Realize that all things come in due time and that right now you are on a natural cycle. Wait for things to calm down in your love life before making a decision. This card is about illusion and deception, and therefore often suggests a time when something is not as it appears to be. Vigilance and clear perception will be necessary to find that which is hidden before it is too late. There are still hidden forces at play that may unravel your success. You may be idealizing the situation, and ignoring the fact that potential for failure exists among success. It also suggests that you are letting your imagination run away with you, and that things are not nearly as bad as they seem. In both cases you must open your eyes and see what it really going on. Guard against accepting illusions as they may cause an error in your judgment. The Moon often represents your ‘shadow’ self. The shadow is a psychological term introduced by the late Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Carl G. Jung, and is a part of the unconscious mind consisting of repressed weaknesses, shortcomings and instincts. “Everyone carries a shadow,” Jung wrote, “and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is”. According to Jung, the shadow, in being instinctive and irrational, is prone to projection, turning a personal inferiority into a perceived moral deficiency in someone else. Thus the Moon calls your attention to your shadow, becoming consciously aware of any tendencies to project fear and anxiety onto your external surroundings, and turning it around into more positive and constructive energy. The Moon is a psychological card of projecting fear into your present and your future, based on past experiences.The images, thoughts, and feelings that you have repressed over time cause inner disturbances that are becoming overwhelming. As a result, you are now experiencing negative blocks within your personality, causing fear and anxiety. To remedy this, you need to go through a purging process whereby deep memories are released. This is a time when you need to go deep into your soul and dredge up your anxieties, fears, psychic blocks and personality disturbances. Many invisible things are coming to the surface including secret motives, clandestine information and ancient hidden truths. These newly discovered resources may confuse you but once they are brought to your awareness, they will no longer haunt you. The Moon indicates that things may seem somewhat confusing to you now. You may find it hard to understand where you are coming from, much less what others are thinking and feeling! You need to try to sit with the uncertainty, don't try to force things or people to do things before they are ready. You are definitely in a more psychic and intuitive phase than usual, so it will be important for you to trust your instincts and your impressions, even if you don't know where they are coming from. Also, not that you need to be mistrusting, but it will be helpful for you to realize that when this card appears, it's possible that all is not what it seems. If you feel you can't trust someone, then you probably can't. Go with your gut. If you are waiting on an answer from someone, it may, unfortunately, take longer than you would like for it to. Try to stay patient. The Moon appears when you are not sure of your destination, or even of the path you are traveling but you travel nonetheless. You may have lost your way and are now left to walk in the dark, guided only by your inner light, and intuition. You need to go on without a clear picture of where you are, where you are going or where you have been.

The Moon is a card of intuition and psychic forces, so let go of your conscious mental blocks or negative self-talk, and allow your intuition to guide you. Your dreams, intuitions, and inner promptings lead you forward toward higher levels of understanding if you listen carefully and use your judgment to help interpret the veiled messages of the unconscious.

Not only will the way forward be revealed but in many cases you will learn lessons about yourself that will be valuable in later journeys.

Loyal Heart

Essential Meanings: Fidelity, loyalty, devotion

Evidence of loyalty will appear in your life. Others will prove they are faithful to you, and you will in turn commit fully to them. There is a sure and abiding certainty in your heart. Know that Spirit is always loyal to you. No matter the outer circumstances in your life, trust and have faith, for you are eternally loved, always Divinely protected and Divinely directly.

Your partnerships, friendships, and romantic relationships all have many qualities in common right now. Honest devotion, faithfulness, and a loyal heart are being shown to you. Are you as loyal in return? Now is the time for heartfelt commitments and trusting in Divine protection.

Your long-term loyalty to your goals is becoming evident in the world of conditions, where your aspirations for success assume form in reality. Success is finally taking shape. If you are loyal to your dreams, faithful to your plans while remaining flexible, and devoted to serving others, you will be shown proof of your true prosperity. This is a time for a joyful celebration of Spirit, your manifesting partner.

Are you stubborn or overly tenacious about an idea? Or have you become so attached to something that you just don't know how to let it go? Could t be that it's become so much a part of you that you wouldn't know who you are without it? Now is the time to look at outdated beliefs, old ideas, and misplaced loyalties. Betrayal is only a signal that it is time to prune away all who don't deserve your trust and have no place in your life. Be new, think new, and open your heart to new things. Let go of the old and all your attachments, Spirit has awesome plans for you. Make some room. This is a call to action! You have shown faith in your dreams, acquired the skills needed to attain them, and listened to the guidance of your angels. Now it is time to step out into the world and accomplish great things! If you show determination and devotion to your plans, then you will be rewarded with abundance and prosperity. Seeds planted now will grow and provide a wonderful harvest! We are being called to look closely at our loyalties. Are we being loyal to our dreams, passions, desires and goals? Or are we being loyal to the expectations of others? Are we sacrificing our own happiness in order to gain approval? Are we even sure about where our loyalty should be in comparison to where it currently is placed? Sometimes we don’t even know that we have been sidetracked by the opinions and control of others. It’s time to gain awareness so that we can get back on our Soul path. Do you know what you really want to achieve or create? Are you focused on manifesting your dream? Do you put your energies into taking consistent action steps towards it? Who is there supporting you? Who is in opposition? Are you in opposition to your dreams? What would it take to change your belief system around what you are capable of? With each single step we take towards our dreams, the Universe moves towards us in a warm embrace. We are safe, we are loved, we are provided for. But we must take action and believe that we have what it takes to get this party started! If there is something that you have been thinking about, or wanting to do; something that gets you out there and even a few steps closer to your dreams, go ahead and take the leap. Just do it! Put yourself out there and get your foot in the door. You will be so glad you did.

Ask your guides to come to you as guardian of your dreams. Ask for guidance, for protection and for loyal support in reaching your goals. Know that they are a powerful resource and true friends to your goals.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Hello, you quirky and fun Gemini friend! I am so glad you exist to bring us the knowledge and importance of communication in our lives. Your energy teaches us to think quickly, move even faster, and get out into this beautiful world. You bring forward adaptability, responsiveness, and a sociable nature that endows the environment with the effortless energy you bring forth!

The two cards that will best describe the energy for you in 2017 will be the Page of Coins and the New Life cards.

Page of Coins (Pentacles)

"Field of blossoming dreams and inspiration."

You are here to listen to the stirrings within your heart. A beautiful vision and desire is forming and blossoming into an idea for you to birth and feed. You may have just come out of a winter period of time of introspection, and can now feel the stirring seeds of a project that requires exploration and energy. You will feel energized, uplifted, and enthusiastic about its potential, which you should, for great potential lies within it. However, be mindful of whom you share your vision with, for it is young and needs protecting from others who may be more cynical or overly cautious about life.

This card may also be an individual in your life who is young at heart, trustworthy, calm, reliable, and conscientious with money. Or perhaps, these are characteristics that need to be cultivated within yourself in order to bring your vision to life.

Ensure you take in building and grounding your endeavors, yet do not be unwilling to try new things, go to new places, or develop new skills.

There is a saying that goes: the warrior must take inspiration from what he actually does, not what he imagines he will do.

This may come as confirmation and a reminder that yes, there is indeed golden potential and opportunity in your idea. Address any resistance and internal blockages around self-believe that may be standing in the way of you fulfilling your dreams. Take notice of how you have been flitting from one thing to the next. Get clear around what you want. Trust and know that the inner work is as important as the external work and that the two go very much hand in hand.

Take one step at a time, knowing that you are on the way to building and living your dreams.

This is a card of dreams and the desire to manifest those dreams in the material world. You may be in the midst of a new project such as a hobby, business venture, or the beginning of a new educational experience. In any case, the Page is a sign of enthusiasm and desire, focused around a goal or a ‘dream’. The card does not indicate the fulfillment of dreams as much as the initial motivation and energy to begin the process of creating those dreams in reality.

Therefore, this card encourages you to begin to put in place clear plans and actions that will ultimately lead you to achieve your dreams and goals. This is a time when you need to be able to apply careful planning in order to manifest your dreams and achieve your goals. You need to remain focused on the practical and tangible elements, keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground and not getting carried away with more ideas and concepts but rather being focused on what is realistic and achievable.

This is when your common sense and pragmatic approach will lead you to success and to finding a solution that actually works.

Now is the time to start acting on all of those grand ideas and concepts that have been brewing in your imagination. Now is the time to make them real!

Upright, the Page of Coins is about manifesting your dreams and goals. You are ready to get your hands'd dirty. It is time for you to take a practical approach to something new in regards to your finances and health. You should be well-prepared or trained. This is your opportunity to reinvent yourself and take advantage of the new opportunities that come your way!

This Page might be young but there is also great enthusiasm, commitment, dedication and a strong sense of responsibility to see the project through.

New Life

Essential Meanings - Birth to new ideas; growth' opportunities' a breath of fresh air; life renewing itself.

When spring awakens the world, joy, excitement can be felt all around and in your very core. Blossoms burst from trees overnight, birds return home, and sign their glorious song, and nature is full of promise. Miracles beckons all of us. This is one of those times in your life when new ideas come true. All is well in your world, and you have the energy you need to feel renewed. Also your heart to fill with enthusiasm. Let you light shine, for this is a time of good fortune.

New energy enters old relationships, and new relationships are bursting with the sweetness and vibrancy only encountered when winter gives way to spring. This is a time to connect with others and share excitement, passion, and hearts full of joy. This card is a very auspicious sign with respect to love and partnerships in all forms.

You have every reason to be optimistic right now, as things seem to fall into place magically. New opportunities remind you that abundance is available to you. Delight in the bounty that begins to appear in surprising forms. Stay curious and know that your hopes and dreams are being fulfilled. It’s as if new life suddenly infuses your projects, work, and creative ideas with a kind of electricity that crackles with exciting potential. Fortune is smiling on you.

You must acknowledge your inexperience and gently allow yourself to be like the delicate new bud opening. It's okay to admit you may not know something. You are at the beginning of things and haven't yet hit your stride. Be immersed in the newness of it all, and don't try to rush the learning process. New life has its own timetable for maturity. Be here now. Life loves you!

This amazing time of transformation is coming to a crescendo as we move to the next chapter of our lives. We must be willing to use all of our inner strength, wisdom and courage to let go of the past; no longer letting past hurts, mistakes or regrets affect how we make decisions about our futures. We are no longer blinded by fear and doubt. Let it all go and see the possibilities open to you now.

Feel gratitude and excitement as you meet new like minded people who will support you in this journey; gently bless and let go of those who feel fearful of this new you and try to hold you back. This doesn’t mean that the person has to be physically removed from your life, or let go in a permanent way. It means that you reclaim your power. By reclaiming your power, you know in your heart that only you now hold the power to make the decisions in your life that keep you true to yourself and your life path, for the good of all concerned. Reclaiming your power will strengthen your connection to your higher self, accessing your Divine Guidance.

You have been through a time of great challenge and difficulty. You feel new, vulnerable, and inexperienced. You thought you might not survive to see this day. But now it is here, and you are drying your newfound wings in the gentle sunlight. For this moment, just one moment, know that there is nothing for you to do but to take in the significance of the change you have shaped for yourself. You have changed. You are renewed. You have passed a great test. And now, you are reborn. It is a dangerous time, but you are protected greatly right now. There will be sentries who will alert us to your every need, and you have time to grow into these wings and learn how to use them. For now, take your time, breathe in the new air, and taste afresh the sweet times of life. Surround yourself with like-minded people who love and support you and your dreams. Know that you are being protected by the Universe, but it may not be timely to wear your heart on your sleeve. There will be time in the future for you to unveil your new life and all your fabulous creative ideas… but it is not yet. Take action but do not seek advice unless it is from a trusted mentor with an open mind and an open heart who supports you completely. Steer clear from those who you know may shoot you down when you are vulnerable. You know exactly who I’m talking about!! Know you are protected and success, prosperity, and abundance are just around the corner.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

My dear, sweet Cancerians, your nurturing nature, intuitive prowess, and endearing sensibility are going to harbor so much magic for you as this year comes along. I hope that you see where you are needed in your life, and that you come out of your shell a bit to explore the power in 2017.

The two cards that will best describe the energy for you in 2017 will be the Ten of Cups and the Deep Knowing cards.

Ten of Cups

"Magnetic fulfillment, abounding love."

Stop for a moment and take a breath. You are there. You have reached the place you envisaged and desired many moons ago. Your life is overflowing with love in its many shades. You have followed you heart, trusted your intuition and become clear on your beliefs and values, putting them all into action. From there, only success and fulfillment can follow.

You are radiating out to the Universe beautiful vibrations of gratitude and joy for the prosperity and abundance in your life and you're willingly sharing what you have with others. Close friends and family and the surrounding community feel safe within your arms and the love you've given to them is returned two-fold to you. You are a guiding light and an inspiration for what is to step into your power and truth and become who you know you are.

It's a time of love and inspiration.

Ten of Cups is the card for total spiritual bliss experienced in your relationships, home, and family life. This is about being in alignment with your true nature and everything in your life being in harmony with your higher self and purpose. This is about perfection and high achievements. Sometimes you will have to allow yourself to be ‘human’ and to have imperfections, as those are the qualities that make you ‘real’ and lovable.

This is reflective of your personal values system and what you believe will bring you the ultimate fulfillment and happiness in your life. This card represents a time when you are very clear on where your personal beliefs and values lie and you have successfully created a life that is aligned to those values. It may reflect a spiritual or religious person who lives in peace and harmony. It may also reflect strong family values that were instilled within you early in life which are now helping you to create a fulfilling lifestyle.

This card denotes a relationship that will be the best you have ever experienced, much due to the spiritual connection and level of perfection in your compatibility. Are you aware of all you have created and how the world is unfolding through your own manifestation? Are you feeling the magnificence of this moment in your life? How are you sharing your joy with others? Do you give thanks for all that flows into your life?

The Ten of Cups is another of the most uplifting of cards that you can receive. This card points to happiness in general, perhaps in a more mature, grown-up, global kind of way as opposed to the more personal, less global, wish fulfillment promised by the Nine of Cups. Either way it's a good card. In general the Ten of Cups speaks of a happy family life, (even if you are single,) and to general well being that goes beyond you yourself to include those that you are most concerned about - parents, siblings, children, etc. Being spiritually fulfilled is also part of the picture here. This is a good card to see; regardless of the question.

The Ten of Cups encourages you to follow your heart and go with your intuition about where the best opportunities lie. As an intuitive person, you know that you can trust your gut feeling to guide you. When you feel truly happy and inspired about something, you know that that is the way to go! Aim to seek out opportunities that make you feel fulfilled and that are aligned with your personal values, rather than simply following the path that others expect you to take. You have to do what feels right to you and you only.

Congratulations! Your life is filled with wonder and you get it! You feel the joy, the prosperity, and the contentment of all that is right about the world.

Live in the moment and seize the day. You will be all but radiating very good energy and good attitudes. It's important that you share these good attitudes with the people around you who are down or who need this positive energy.

Deep Knowing

Essential meanings: Intuition; listening to the oracle within; empathy; hypersensitivity

Intuition is the faculty that allows you to enter into a dialogue with Source, the consciousness that you are a part of but cannot see with the naked eye. It's perplexing that people are taught to ignore this natural capacity to navigate their journeys, to access their inner guidance. Know that you have an ability to read between the lines and find all the truth that was missing when the story was told.

This deep knowing allows you open the door to wisdom far greater than what is available in the limitations of human experience. You're given information that may make no sense whatsoever to the logical mind or five senses but which is 100 percent correct and true. The trick is to listen and then to act accordingly. You're now invited into this sacred dialogue of deep knowing, so tune in and trust your vibes - they will be right. Ask and you will receive answers from unusual sources.

There are occasions when you just know, deep in your heart and soul, that a person is going to play a meaning role in your life. Someone crosses your path and suddenly, out of the blue, you're connected at a level impossible to describe. That feeling marks a moment in time etched indelibly onto your soul. Someone has entered your life who will be instrumental in your journey, so pay attention. Two hearts are calling to each other to begin an alchemical process. This is also a sign that your intuition about the person you care about is correct. Trust your heart to lead you now. Magic is about to happen.

This is a time when your hunches will pay large dividends if you listen to them, take the risk, and act. Within you there is an oracular consciousness, a higher and deeper knowing that transcends the machinations of the smaller "thinkin" mind. At the deep soul level of your intuitive senses, you have an access point to the genius of the collective. The energies of all thinkers and creators, all inventors and leaders, and all that you need in order to leap into success are available to tune in to.

This is an act of listening intently. Past the busy mind, your genius awaits. Your intuitive abilities are very accurate right now, so you can trust your guidance to lead you in the right direction. Follow your own insights over the advice of others, and do not allow fear or worry to guide your way. It may be the best to keep your secrets to yourself for now.

You can completely believe in the information and insights that you are receiving. Pay very close attention to nighttime dreams, as they are very important right now. They may reflect experiences from the past that are affecting the present, or they may be an indicator of things to come. Do not allow fears or worries to dominate your thinking. There may be a need to make some changes to your plans, but that does not indicate anything other than the need for a course correction. Your angels are watching over your progress, as well as presenting you with signs pointing to areas of your life that need review. The Deep Knowing card is offering you a clear lens to look through, seeing your own life and those close to you in pure truth. Trust in the deep knowing that comes to you now. Know that what you seek is truth and clarity, not judgement, not action, not anger or resentment or retaliation, just knowledge. Truth. Sit with this truth before making any decisions and see if you can find compassion for this situation.

Compassion for them. Compassion for you. If you can see your part, and take responsibility, then you can release this and move forward.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Hello, gorgeous Leos! You are looking mighty fine after the struggles of 2016. You grace us with your magnanimous personality, your beautiful and generous hearts, and that wide open smile can bring down the house. You teach us the power of self, allow us to connect more to our own self-confidence, and also remind us about the humor in life.

The two cards that will best describe the energy for you in 2017 will be the Ten of Swords and the Mending cards.

Ten of Swords

"Traumatic endings sudden change"

A time of endings. A sudden life circumstance or unexpected event may leave you feeling wounded, hurt and betrayed. This may see you being knocked off your axis for a period of time. You may be faced with making hard decisions and clawing your way back to a position of stability. This ending often lies outside of your own control so it is wise to not resist, for resistance may further complicate matters.

During this time may be temporarily reading, long term it will erode your sense of Self and leave you powerless, leading you to hit rock bottom.However, with every ending there is a new beginning. While it may be difficult to see the silver lining that the situation offers, it is available to you. There is no need to rush towards it. It is more important that you tend to your Self care and work through the array of emotions and thoughts, so that the heaviness lifts and clarity is reached. True wisdom will be yours.

The Ten of Swords usually symbolizes a sudden and unexpected failure or disaster, whereby a power beyond your control crushes you without warning or mercy. Sometimes you will be able to alter the course of this impending disaster but most of the time you will simply have to let go and take the hit. This card can also indicate a time when you have been backstabbed or betrayed by someone you thought you could trust. You feel incredibly hurt and shocked by such a betrayal. As such, the Ten of Swords is often associated with feeling the ‘victim’ in a situation.

You may feel powerless as something comes to a crashing and sudden end, and you feel as if you are being attacked or backstabbed by someone else. You crave pity from others with a small sigh of, “Poor me!” You may even use this challenging time to portray yourself as a martyr, to show that you have put your interests last but have suffered as a result. The Ten of Swords also indicates a difficult experience of endings, loss, pain or release.

However, the saving grace is that you have a new awareness and a positive sense of relief that the difficulty and pain will soon be over and will evolve into something new. As with all endings there will be a new beginning, a rebirth, and a rejuvenation of the spirit. So, while this card may seem negative at first glance, it is a card of hope and an indication that your troubles will not be permanent. Furthermore, this is the final ordeal, and no more pain will come to you from that source. It is darkest before the dawn, and as gloomy as it looks, the sun will rise again. It can only get better from here.

The Ten of Swords is about letting go and accepting your current circumstances. You no longer resist change but allow it to happen, even if it causes some initial pain and hurt to you. You accept that there must be change in order to facilitate renewal, and you allow it to occur rather than fighting it.

When this card appears after a painful situation, it is a signal to pick yourself up off the ground and to reflect upon what happened to you and why, and what you can learn from the experience. Hidden deep beneath the surface of the Ten of Swords is the ultimate power of the Swords suit - the ability to analyze the situation and your responses, and learn from yourself.

True wisdom does not come from without but from within. The Ten of Swords is a sign that the pain and hurt you have endured has not gone without purpose. The positive power within you can be used to learn from your pain and draw wisdom from defeat. It is worth noting that the Ten of Swords is very similar to the Death card of the Major Arcana. It is not a literal indication of actual death but is instead evidence of an impending change or ending which may initially be difficult to accept.There are ebbs and there are flows.

Just when you think all the stars are in alignment, and that you are sure to harvest, there may be a set back. Yet, this set back is only as large as you perceive it to be. Only as large as you let it be. Only as small and insignificant as you allow it to be. Maybe it is not a set back at all, but a calm before the storm.

Maybe what you desire so much is actually on it’s way to you right now, and as much as you cannot hasten the harvest, you are about to receive regardless of what may be going on.Take this time to breathe! Take a little reprieve. Realign your focus, gather your strength, tie up loose ends. Get the little stuff done so you can tackle the big stuff that is coming. See this as a gift, like getting off work early for a long weekend!

Celebrate the victories and don’t let the little blocks get you down. Ultimately, you are on your way to greatness and nothing and no one can hold you back!

Mending

Essential meanings - Forgiveness; making amends; healing after arguments. Each time we are hurt and allow the hurt to pass through us without understanding and integration, we accumulate an unwanted burden. This keeps us chained to the very things we need to heal: the pain, the memories, the echoes of resentments, and the arguments that we rehearse over and over. Now is the time for mending rifts, healing wounds, and letting go of old hurts in order to reclaim your power. Now is the time to forgive, to release, to make peace, and to make amends to others. Set yourself free. You've come to a place where forgiveness is necessary if you're to move forward. Separate or together, you and the other person are still experiencing the effects of a hurt that is impacting everything you do - even if you're not aware of it. The energy needs to clear. What must you do to bridge this gap? Closing your heart is not the answer. You have the power to heal this wound. Ask yourself, What would Love do? Only good will come of forgiveness and an honest redress. Everyone makes mistakes, especially when you want something very badly. You may come to realize that in chasing after a pretty, shiny thing, you lost sight of long-term, sustainable prosperity. Sometimes you make choices that look good at first but ultimately lead to loss or failure. It's time to forgive yourself and others. Don't blame anyone else. You get to start again, wiser and more mature. The journey to true abundance can be bumpy. Make amends to anyone you may have hurt along the way - especially yourself. Forgive those who may have taken advantage of you. Let go, and learn from this. You are now that much closer to achieving the kind of prosperity that really fulfills you. Nothing is every lost or waster when you view it from this perspective. It is said that it takes a ‘big person to apologize’ but in many ways it takes an even bigger person to forgive. When we hold grudges, the negative energy is incredibly toxic. It is like drinking a poison and expecting the ‘other’ unforgiven person to die! Whilst we may even harbor feelings of revenge (and to be honest, that does feel good for a while), it is important that we move those feelings along to forgiveness and release as soon as possible for our own health and well-being. If you have chosen this card, think about who it is that you could be forgiving - and that includes yourself. We all have had past experiences that have hurt us, some worse than others. It can be a severe or traumatic experience, or it could be a rejection or a loss of someone we loved. There is no shame in holding on to these experiences, it is simply human nature. We use them as a lens to see the future, to protect our hearts from having to experience such pain again. What we don’t realize is that there is no way to prevent ourselves from never getting hurt again, and by using our past as a lens to view our future, we are withholding amazing connection to our present experience. We are limiting ourselves from truly experiencing joy for fear that it may be taken away. We are holding our hearts hostage in order to protect them from something long past, which can no longer hurt us unless we ourselves allow it to. We are blocking our passion and inspiration from lighting the fire within us. We are frozen when we could be singing and dancing. It is time to give ourselves permission to let it all go. Breathe. Breathe in the light and breathe out the pain. One deep long breath at a time. Let it all go. Make space for the new.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Thank you for existing, Virgos! Your analytical, organizational, and logistical skills aid all of us to get our lives back on track and headed in the right direction. I deeply appreciate how your dedication to the body, mind, and spirit encourage the rest of us to get our lives back in order!

The two cards that will best describe the energy for you in 2017 will be the Page of Wands and The Fates cards.

Page of Wands

"Wild and Free"

Change is in the air! You are feeling the fiery spark of enthusiasm with a drive to break free from anything that has you feeling heavy or trapped. You may begin to push the parameters of your life with fresh perspective and a leading edge way of thinking. You are beginning to sense that a new adventure awaits, and you're being asked to be both both and grounded enough to step into this dynamic energy that your soul is ready to explore.

You may feel the stirrings of a defining moment or decision nearing you, calling to embrace yourself and life with a level of lighthearted intrigue. You are being encouraged to connect with and express your own sense of Self, tapping into your pure potential and truth as the light to guide you forward. This card may come at a time when you are seeking freedom. Perhaps even tasting the kind of unbridled freedom that ignites you with abundant energy and sees you partaking in a variety of roles and activities where you can not only add value but also express your playfulness. It is time now for you to set aside all the rules you have adhered to and to truly turn up for yourself in a transformative way.

This card's Page has a passion for life and an unquenchable thirst for movement and action, always seeking new horizons and being a catalyst for change. He is a straight-talking, genuine person who things outside the square and doesn't like to be put in a box. With a diverse range of skill sets and a wonderful intellectual capacity, he is able to lead or fly solo.

Similarly, this indicates that you need to be positive and spontaneous but not overly impulsive. Your enthusiasm impresses others but if you become impatient or quick to anger or lose interest, you will put others off-side and you will waste time in your creative projects.

With the Page of Wands, you are inclined to give anything and everything a go. If you are enthusiastic or passionate enough, you embrace the opportunity to start out on a new journey or project and see where it takes you. You do not necessarily have a solid plan in place, nor do you really know where you are headed but you do know that you are excited about the possibilities.

You are enjoying being busy and involved in various activities and projects. You like the freedom of being able to choose what you will work on today, and hopefully it is different from what you worked on the day before.

Oftentimes, the Page of Wands is a messenger, bringing you inspiring or unexpected news, new information or a welcome surprise. It may be the birth of a child, a new and inspiring idea that a friend has, or a new opportunity for you to be involved in to ‘change the world’ such as a community project. His news is nearly always positive and welcomed because it is often associated with change and creation.

The Page of Wands may also represent someone you know or who is about to enter your life. He is a trusted friend who is devoted to your interests and will do everything he can to help you. His intentions will be honourable and genuine. He is here in your life to spark change, to help you see the world from a new perspective and to guide you towards a new approach. While you may look to this Page as an immature or child-like presence, he actually has a lot to offer you if you open yourself up to the possibilities that he shares with you.

This card indicates that things that you started some time ago are starting to come to fruition. It can also show a need for new things - new adventures, new approaches, and new ideas. The Page brings us positive energy. We must supply the follow-through, however.

Find your passion. Ramp up your energy by doing what you love to do; your vitality is a magnet to joy, love and abundance.

The Fates

Essential Meanings - Fate; Karma; Acceptance that there are things that you cannot change and knowing what those things are The serenity Prayer sums up the meaning of this card: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” There are things in life you will never have control over. The conditions brought on by the evolution of the collective, by nature, and by your past experiences may be fated, preordained by Spirit for a greater purpose you cannot understand in this lifetime. It may not be in your cards to understand why certain event occurred, but you can accept the mystery and work with what those events and your current circumstances have to teach you. This is the wisdom contained in the Serenity Prayer. Other people are who they are. You can’t change them. The challenge is to accept them as they are and not try to make them otherwise to suit you. This is a time to look at how you attempt to mold people to fit your view of how they should be so you can remain in the relationship and avoid discomfort. What if who they are, and whatever is happening between you and them in this situation, is perfect from the perspective of Spirit? Now is the time to accept what you cannot change, even if it means that you honor yourself, Spirit, and the other person by moving on. Love unconditionally - for each of us is on our own journey, and we cannot direct that of another. Be aware that this relationship is indeed fated, and you are meant to evolve into a better version of yourself as a result of it. Your experiences concerning prosperity and abundance are beyond your personal control right now. You are being invited to accept “what is” unreservedly. This could be a temporary situation, seemingly thrust upon you by outside forces, but there is an underlying purpose you can’t see that has been determined by the Fates. It could be a situation you are unprepared for, and you may not understand how it will benefit you in the moment. Do not fight the situation. Ride it out and see where it leads. Surrender to it, and the serenity you need to make good choices from here on out will be given to you. You will indeed flourish. It is difficult to understand why painful things happen to good people. Fate is a mystery, after all. Yet what we do with our circumstances, the way in which we respond to life’s challenges, is how we rise up to greet our destiny. Now is one of those times to be aware of your powerlessness to change certain situations and surrender to acceptance. Hang in there. Life will only get better. Act as if you believe that, for the only thing you can control right now is your attitude. When you align with the Fates, being mindful of what you can and cannot change, serenity will come to you. We can spend so much energy trying to make things the way we would like them. Maybe we consider ourselves control freaks, maybe we just like to have things “our way” or maybe we just feel that we are seeing the potential that resides within someone else… and alas, if we could only get them to live up to that great potential, the world would be such a wonderful place. But unfortunately, we are not always in control and once we admit this to ourselves, we can stop struggling, stop swimming upstream and decide.

What needs to change in order to create harmony, peace, joy and love? Is it your perception? Your own attitude? Or is it a matter of separating from all this?

Only you can know what is right; however, you may ask the Fates… the Universe to give you a clear sign.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Lovely Libras! Your style, grace, poise, and overall beauty that you bring into our lives is truly inspiring! Your diplomacy, fairness, and likability are all wonderful attributes to encourage the rest of us to explore our own artistry and just natures. You Libras sure do make the our lives that much more beautiful!

The two cards that will best describe the energy for you in 2017 will be the Seven of Cups and the To The Sea cards.

Seven of Cups

"From daydreams to living the dream."

The beautiful visions and daydreams that are soul inspired and love only in your head and heart are ready and calling for you to take action and bring them into your life. You are powerfully creative, with wonderful ideas and inspirations that need to be shared with the world. This requires a level of action, strategy and focus. Your dreams can be made a reality should you be able to accept the challenge and adventure they are offering you. This is an opportunity for you to expand outside of your comfort zone and come to know yourSelf as the visionary and alchemist you are.

Do your best to not allow yourSelf to be consumed by the fear and uncertainty of stepping into the unknown. Be clear in your heart and mind as to what it is you are desiring to create and why and then stick close to this, as it will be the full that will sustain you forward towards success an through any tribulations. Be wise with your decisions, do not allow illusions and unrealistic ideals to prevent sound choices.

Allow yourself to dream big, yet understand that to reach those dreams you must create strong foundations and consistently tae small steps towards them. The Seven of Cups indicates that the images in your mind must be dealt with not only in your dreams but in the world of reality. Be careful of wishful thinking or illusions in the choices you currently face. If you are constantly caught up in your own dreams, fantasies, and/or fears, we will never be able to move forward and make those dreams a reality or overcome those fears.

Therefore, the Seven of Cups indicates that although dreaming is beautiful and provides inspiration for action, you must at some point abandon your ‘castles in the sky’ and begin to build those castles in your real life. A choice must be made even though the apparent multiplicity of options seems to paralyze you with either fear or excessive anticipation. If you are unable to make a decision because of too many options, it is time to carefully evaluate the pros and cons of each option and make a thoughtful choice.

You also need to be very clear about what it is you are working towards so that you can make the best choice. Make your decision with caution as all is not what it seems to be. Great opportunities may turn out to be major problems later on, while less enticing options may turn out to be golden opportunities.With the Seven of Cups, there is a risk of illusion. You need to separate what is real from what is illusion. Protect yourself against unclear or wishful thinking and habitual day dreaming. Avoid intoxication and escapism.

Oftentimes, this card shows choices and plans that have little or no basis in reality. Such things are typical of the developed imagination, and fine if they stay in the imagination. However when you try to implement those ideas in the real world you are leaving yourself open to inevitable disappointment when you realize that your vision simply does not work.

The Seven of Cups is also a wish card. Each of the cups is filled with wishes such as wealth, beauty, success, and a nice home. However, not every cup is filled with a positive result. Some cups holding the unexpected and thus the Seven of Cups can be a mixed blessing. Be careful what you wish as you may just get it, and at a price.

Temptation is associated with the Seven of Cups. With so many choices presented to you, it is easy to be swayed to that cup containing the snake of jealously and cunning. Since this card is from the suit of Cups, the temptation is likely for things that seem innocent and pleasurable at the time they are undertaken. But in the vast majority of cases, the pleasure gained temporarily is far outweighed by the consequences that last, in most cases, for an entire lifetime.

This card indicates a decisions to be made; and it is one of “Brain vs Heart” at this time. This is a recurring theme of late… do you follow your heart no matter what, refusing to compromise your dreams? Or do you stay in a situation that may feel stagnant, unhealthy, or mismatched. If you follow your heart, does it feel as if it would be at someone else’s expense?

Have you been weighing options for what seems like ages? Do you know what the answer is, yet you keep putting it off? Look back at all the action steps you have taken so far in your life and the incredible impact they have had on you. Look back at all the “staying safe” moments you have had… where you were afraid to take action.

Did they serve you well? So what needs to change? We are here to live. To experience life to it’s fullest. To love. To experience joy. To open our hearts.

If this isn’t happening, then something needs to change.

To The Sea

Essential Meaning - Being in flow; Returning to Source; Recognizing how pieces fit together; A natural pattern of events

Isn’t it wonderful when you feel yourself in the flow of life, when events and conditions seem to engage you in a way that is fluid and effortless? This card reminds you that going with the flow is exactly what you need to do right now. Ride the wave of opportunity formed by perfect conditions. Allow trust and faith to guide you forward as you flow like a river into the sea of life. There are points in a relationship when you have to decide to go with the flow rather than dictate the course you share with another. Can you let go of the need to have things your way and allow the relationship itself - your combined goals and desires - to steer the ship? Can you both transcend your personalities and allow the partnership to form its own identity, its own energy? Now is the time to relax and see where this mutual journey leads. Everything seems to work out when you stop scrambling and allow the sea of opportunities to wash over you and wake you up to your most prosperous potential. To get into that flow, you need to address your beliefs about abundance and money. The true meaning of your personal currency lies in your skills; your talents and abilities; and, most important, your core beliefs. Everything flows from your inner world and is reflected in the outer one. When, grateful to serve, you align your prosperity consciousness with a higher consciousness, you can expect miracles. Everything you need will come to you easily.

When external conditions appear to block every attempt to move forward, there is no hidden message for you to decipher. Like the ocean, the tides of experience ebb and flow. You are in a natural cycle, so know that things will flow again in due course. There is no cause for alarm. Stop resisting and fighting against the situation and learn to flow, even when the tide is going out. Relax and trust in the abundance that will soon be within your reach again. An ancient mariners’ saying applies to you now: “When fishermen cannot go to the sea, they stay home and repair their nets.

This oracle also comes with special guidance for you. You are more ready than you think you are. You are more prepared than you realize. You don’t need an entire army of resources to move ahead - although you may find that when you do move, many resources suddenly become apparent. All that you need in this moment. That is enough to take you out of backwards nostalgia or regret, and forwards into what is awaiting you now. Be brave. Dig deep within. And enjoy the sweet surrender.

This card is here and asking us to process our emotions without getting caught up in them. What does that mean exactly? It means that we aren’t having a feel sorry for ourselves fest; we are simply allowing sadness to wash over us. We are not holding grudges, we are letting anger come through and experiencing it before we cut it loose. It means that we can allow the fear, but not get wrapped up in it; observing it and moving forward regardless. We repress our emotions for fear of being over taken by them, yet we don’t realize that by doing so, we are creating a stagnant pool within us. You cannot hasten the flow, you can only go with it.

This is a time of knowing that an integral part of manifestation is setting the intention, focusing the thoughts and emotions and then surrendering it to the Universe.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Sultry Scorpios, thank you for bringing the other realms into our current world. Your passion, perceptive nature, and focused intentions allow us to understand your resourceful probing. I am so grateful for the lessons that Scorpios teach us. They allow us to value the connection in the regeneration and also to continuously work through the power of transformation.

The two cards that will best describe the energy for you in 2017 will be the Queen of Cups and the Unfinished Symphony cards.

Queen of Cups

"Nurturing all aspects of your life successfully."

You have harnessed the gifts of your intuition and emotions to create a life where you are the expression of your heart's desires, while understanding that being grounded and stable is vital for the creation of your desires.

You have high levels of understanding and empathy for others, often seeing you counsel them, supporting them to find themselves and navigate forward, aligned with who they are. You trust in the Universe and your communion with it, knowing that a part of your purpose here is to support guide others in developing this connection for themselves. You often act as a beacon of light and an example of what it is to embody sensitivity yet strength.

This card may also come as a prompt for you to recognize these attributes and traits within yourSelf and actively cultivate their presences in your daily life. You may also find that there is a strong, calm, and intuitive person whom you can rely on to mentor you through a process or undertaking.

The Queen of Cups is nurturing, caring, compassionate and sensitive. She is a good wife and a loving mother as she is emotionally secure and can connect on an emotional level with others. She is admired for her fairness and honesty, and is warm-hearted. Often a healer, counsellor or psychic, this is a woman who seems to know what is wrong even before you open your mouth. She seems to have exactly the right solution to problems relating to relationships, emotions and feelings. She easily tunes in to what you are feeling and is able to help you make sense of it in a sensitive and compassionate manner. As such, her intuition is very strong and she has a unique talent at being able to pick up on emotional energy. No intuition is more powerful than that of the Queen of Cups. She is the pure force of Water, and her connection with the subconscious is rivaled only by the High Priestess. She is often like a mirror, reflecting the hidden depths of others back to them, so they can see their own mysteries for themselves. Thus, the Queen of Cups indicates that you need to trust your intuition and listen to your inner voice. Trust the sensations and the feelings you are getting from your outside environment. This suggests that you need to empathize with others and to show true compassion. Focus on the emotional well-being of others rather than relying on rational or logical explanation. You are here to support and to teach others, by drawing upon your own intuition and sense of calm and emotional connectedness. Learn how those in need cope with life’s challenges and share your knowledge. Hug someone you care about. One of the greatest assets of the Queen of Cups is her ability to sense the needs of those around her. Due to her associations with the element of water, she can be passive and receptive. Her sensitivity draws those who struggle and suffer towards her. In many ways, she is a safe harbor for others. Her ability to connect on a soul level enables her to remedy the broken hearts of others. Her warmth and genuine caring make her a beacon of light. Because she is so responsive to the feelings of others, the Queen of Cups must constantly uphold her boundaries between herself and others. If not properly protected, the Queen of Cups can lose her own sense of self. This is her greatest vulnerability. The Queen of Cups tends to think with her heart, rather than her head. She may lack common sense and rationality but she is highly intuitive and sometimes psychic and dreamy. Similarly, if you are finding that the logical approach is not working, then the Queen of Cups encourages you to follow your heart and not your mind. You may be required to turn inward and explore your emotions about a particular situation. She symbolizes achievements made possible by the use of imagination and creativity. This is a woman who is highly imaginative and artistically gifted, affectionate and romantic in outlook. She is often involved in creative or literary pursuits, and enjoys art, good music, literature and things of beauty. Therefore, you may be more inclined to pursue creative projects, particularly if it acts as a form of self-expression.

You are likely to be very in touch with the inter-relatedness of all beings now. The Queen of Cups can indicate marked increases in clairvoyant experiences. Be open to the magical energy of life and feel the love flowing all around you. A woman may be an important spiritual leader to you now. Whether male or female yourself, consider feminine archetypes and energy now. They will lead you into new and deeper spiritual understandings. Equally, be sure to tend to your relationship with yourself. Nurture your soul by giving yourself the grace to be who you really are, and love yourself for it. Remember that nurturing yourself also raises your vibration and sends a signal of love into the Universe. If you desire it, that signal will be a beacon that will bring a new and loving relationship.

Unfinished Symphony

Essential meanings - Unfinished business; an incomplete lesson; lack of closure; the need to make amends.

This is a time to tie up loose ends as you near the completion of a cycle or project and mastery of a lesson or skill. Before you can move forward, it's important that you come to terms with where you are now. Practice radical acceptance. Take inventory so that emotional and psychological closure can occur and the answers you seek will be found. You can't move forward if you are leaving things unfinished. Reflect on what has passed so that the symphony can finally end on a high note.

Moving on is difficult when love lingers, things are left unsaid, and you haven't had the opportunity for closure in your relationship and in your heart. You can still feel bound up in relationships when closure is denied you. It's important to achieve this for you yourself. Write that letter, make that call, r have that conversation over a cup of coffee. For peace of minds, accept matters are they are. make amends iff need be, and declare your feelings, even if only to yourself. Be clear about what was left unresolved, and close the door to the past so you can set yourself free. Only then can new love blossom.

Make are you complete projects now before starting new ones. Perhaps you have created something special that will increase your sense of abundance and bring you opportunities for wealth. However, if you don't see it through, it won't add up to anything but more c;utter. Now is the time to put your nose to the grindstone and complete the tasks that have accumulated. Pay your bills, sign the documents, complete a work of art. Tie up loose ends so you can move forward with surety. knowing you're on a prosperous party and feeling refreshed and excited about the future.

When unfinished business casts a shadow over your life, it is a reminder that procrastination is a form of self-sabotage. It is not in your best interest to stall. Even stumbling forward is better than holding bak. Don't overthink things or let yourself get distracted - just tie up any loose ends and deliver results. Don't quit before the finish line. Spirit wants you to win!

As much as we wish for things to be great all the time, and use positive intentions and high vibrations to attract the life of our dreams; there will always be ups and downs; there will always be things that are beyond our control; and there will always be people around us making choices we may not agree with. This is the way of the physical plane of existence, this dimension we currently reside in. It is all about polarity and balance. When we get really out of whack, it is because we are missing the balance, and we are missing the coping skills to get us through the less comfortable aspects of our reality. Having compassion for our adventure, for our experiences, and for our choices, whether they have been ideal or not, is the first step to finding lasting peace. Knowing that we are learning as we go, that somethings are inevitable, and that we are doing the best we can with the tools we have will bring much needed calm and centeredness. Acknowledging and accepting what are lives look like now, and taking responsibility for it, allows us to make space for change where change is needed. It puts us in the drivers seat, allowing us to steer our lives in the direction of our desires, rather than always feeling we are in the backseat… the victim.

This situation calls for you to be your authentic self, which is the basis for your personal power. You are most powerful and effective when you are genuine and authentic with yourself and others. If you pretend to feel, act or be something other than yourself, you lose awareness of your feelings which are a source of important guidance. The answer to the question you have been asking is “Be yourself.” Behave, speak, and even dress as you normally would; and do not worry about what others may think.

By being your true self, you give others the opportunity to love the real you.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Oh, hello, glorious little Sagittarius, your mutable magic encourages us to see the lighter and fun side of life! Your enthusiasm, sense of adventure, and outspoken personality allows us to value independence and honesty. You bring us direction, higher purpose, and an expansion of life.

The two cards that will best describe the energy for you in 2017 will be the Seven of Coins and the Milk and Honey cards.

Seven of Coins (Pentacles)

"Recoup, regroup, reinvest."

The energy of the Seven of Coins has to do with expanding your quality of life, making it a conscious act of creativity and art. However, right now you may be questioning if your hard work and efforts have been worth the potential returns. You may find that you are reflective, perusing your decisions and actions, wondering if you should have taken a different path.

See this card as an affirmation that you've done everything right thus far, despite the fact that you may not feel this way at the moment. Allow the subtle pull of the future to wait a moment as you take stock of where you've come from, what you desire and where you are going.

Your vision is that of long term investment, and it is now an opportune time to rest and collect your thoughts and visions, so you can reinvest your energy into taking you into the final stretch of this chapter.

Trust in the intuitive leads you receive at this time.

This shows that you have a strong desire to invest in those things that will provide long-term benefit. You understand the value of putting in time and energy now for longer-term rewards, and you are not necessarily looking for ‘quick wins’ as such. You also want to make sure that you are focusing your attention on the right areas that will give you the biggest ‘bang for your buck’, instead of wasting time on areas that will not deliver any value. You have a long-term view and you are focused on sustainability of results.

Similarly, if you are planning for the future, the Seven of Coins shows that you are taking a long-term view and you are assessing where you can best invest your time and energy for the maximum output. You do not want to keep putting your heart and soul into something if you are not getting the rewards for it, and no doubt, you have started to see that there are some areas in your life that are just become energy-sappers but without the reward.

This card indicates that if you have been working extra hard or putting in extra effort into something, it will finally pay off. Your effort will definitely be worth it and you will see the results and rewards for your labor. You may have been working on something quite challenging and important for the last few months, and this is likely to come to a culmination. You are likely to see financial or other tangible rewards for all of your hard work.

Sometimes, however, it can denote frustration. You have been laboring away at something important and you may be starting to feel concerned that you will never be rewarded for your efforts. Be patient and appreciate the progress you have made so far. If your hard work has not yet paid off as planned, remember that your expectations may be unreasonable. There are no guarantees. Be grateful, focus on the present and do what you can with what you have.

You are now experiencing the rewards of hard work and effort. However, the question at hand is whether the rewards of hard work are in fact worth the effort to acquire them. It is often at the time of greatest success that you realize what you desired so much is in fact somewhat disappointing and perhaps not worth all of the effort.

This may therefore represent fear of failure, delays, and frustration. However, the positive side to it is that you are more likely to be learning from these setbacks and evaluating how you can better invest your time to create the most value. In order to avoid feelings of frustration, ensure that you review your progress to date at regular intervals, particularly when engaged in long-term or enduring work, so that you can review what is working well and what is not and where you can make adjustments. Make sure that you are on course and that you are on track to achieve your goals.

You may be feeling a gnawing sense of spiritual dissatisfaction. If so, it may be time to withdraw from your usual activities for a while, and rest. You may also need to talk about what is on your mind and learn from other like minded people (or even non-like minded people).

The point is, this card is telling you that your standard operating procedure needs some tuning up. Experiment at least a little.

Milk and Honey

Essential Meanings - The taste prosperity; opportunities born of authenticity; nurturing abundance; trusting that your needs will be met.

You've entered a sweet time in your life, enjoying the "land of milk and honey" the everyone wants to experience. It's an interlude that feels more languid than ambitious, when all your sense are awake to the unlimited possibilities in the universe. These are precious and only come when you're in your authentic zone, "wearing the world as a loose garment," not wanting, yet able to be nourished in ways both tangible and subtle. Abundance is an energy that you are a living part of. All your needs are being met. You are given the gift of nourishment in ever form.

Sensuality, connection, and passionate romance between lovers; sweet moment of understand; and love among friends and family are all here for you to savor now. Your heart's calling will be answered. Let your thoughts and feeling be sweet with gratitude and you will be nourished with the honey of abundance.

There is only one authentic YOU. This version of your Self is Spirit's emissary in the world. when you're in alignment with the truth that you are a unique expression of the Divine. your ego can rest and your soul can illuminate your purpose. Now is the time when you're seeking your true north. When you find this direction, you automatically step into prosperity and the world beings you evidence of abundance. Miracles are a choice and a way of seeing the world. With every choice YOU make right now, you have the potential to seize good fortune and embrace your destiny. Opportunities will you to your best life now. Be open to them. You're getting a sweet taste of what you want.

A nameless unease compels you to turn to pleasure and comfort as a means to escape what's really going on. It works in the moment, but only fleetingly - before the feelings return and you need to re-up until you're exhausted. Feeling worse than before, you may continue struggling....or you may see the light and choose to surrender to Spirit. Now is the time for practicing extreme self-care. If you can, do so before you engage in behaviors you'll regret later. You are so loved, so cared for. Feel love and compassion for yourself. Turn your troubles over to the Divine for healing. That's all that counts right now. Here we are reminded again that the key to the manifestation of the life of our dreams lies in our passion. Our life purpose is also linked to this passion and we will open doors to opportunity when we are doing what we love to do. When we are doing what we love, everything changes. Time stands still. Our confidence is increased. We raise our vibration through our positive and uplifted emotions. We open our hearts. Our chakras become aligned. We open to the Divine. We attract more of what we love. A perfect cycle. If you are hesitant, find others who love to do what you love. Surround yourself with a non-competitive (unless you thrive on competition) group of like minded Souls who will help to open you up to the numerous possibilities available to you. Find a teacher or mentor who can increase your awareness, skill set and knowledge of your interests. Allow yourself to experiment without judgment, have fun. When we are too hard on ourselves we shut down the creative process! Get out of your comfort zone! Get out there and do something! It is way too easy these days to live vicariously through others, that is what reality television shows are created for, to give us the sense that we are doing more than we really are! When we stop being the spectator and start doing the activity, we stretch our brains, building new neural pathways and opening up our minds to new levels of awareness. This is expansion. You have to live it, first hand. Take one step today towards your passion. Only you know what makes your heart beat faster. Only you know what you have a special knack for. Only you know when time stands still for you. Take action towards that and the Universe will meet you in ways beyond your wildest dreams. Take a leap of faith, even if it looks like a baby step today.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Dearest tenacious Capricorn, where would be without your ambitious, consistent, disciplined energy in our lives? Your wise and prudent skills allow us to understand our place in the world and how to reach for our goals with the determination that we have lacked in the past. Your eyes are on the prize, feet hit the ground running towards what is truly worthwhile.

The two cards that will best describe the energy for you in 2017 will be the King of Wands and the Flexible cards.

King of Wands

"Motivational and innovative."

You have the ability to be a very strong leader due to your knack for being able to see a clear picture and a potential future, but also because you are willing to put in the hard yards and do the work. Your journey thus far has led you to a place where you are no longer willing to invest yourself in people or ventures you don't value or deem worthwhile. You are naturally compassionate, and have a wonderful ability to ensure others feel valued and seen. You are able to navigate calmly through complex situations and have the capability to be able to think outside the box.

The King of Wands is pure fire energy. Years of self-exploration have enabled the Wand King to know himself well and refine his creation process. His creativity doesn't lie in an actual artistic act, but the natural gift of being able to dynamically see a venture through - especially one that has the power to affect many people. A natural-born entrepreneur or businessman, he easily enlists the support of others, as he is able to articulate his vision so potently that others naturally wish to work with him.

Somewhat of an adrenaline junkie, the King of Wands enjoys calculated risks to bring something to life or to resolve a challenge. It is part of what makes him a game changer.

This card may appear today to encourage you to cultivate some of these latent qualities inside yourself to bring a project or idea to fruition. It may also indicate that you should seek the wise counsel of a mentor or guide to support you through this phase of your life.

Unlike the other Wands court cards, he is not so interested in actual creation and creativity, or in dreaming up ideas and implementing them himself. Instead, he is more inclined to take an idea and change the world to match his vision. As such he is a natural-born leader of all kinds of people, and he is very visionary.

Once he sets himself a goal, he sticks to it and ensures that he can make it happen with the support of those around him. People naturally gravitate towards this King as they know he will get things done and will do it very well. He is a master, too, at being able to get other people to do his work for him, and keep them on-side throughout the process.

The King of Wands looks forward to challenges because he enjoys the natural rush of adrenaline associated with solving a difficult problem and coming to a solution that will benefit not just one person but many people. In the process, he not only rids himself of his own fear but that of others, by reassuring them that they shall all succeed. He is not all talk, either, and when the going gets tough, he is prepared to do the hard yards to see something through to the end. The King of Wands has a deep and innate respect for other people, and his compassion extends far. He knows how to bring out the best in others and to empower them to deliver his visions and goals, which he knows will be of benefit to the greater population.

The King of Wands is an indication that you are someone who is very visionary and goal-oriented. You achieve a lot because you are very clear about your future direction and how you will get there. You do not waste your time on activities or relationships that you believe will lead no-where. You never just go with the flow, instead you prefer to embark on a strong and direct course of action.

This card reminds you to lead your life with intent, vision and a long-term view. Know that even though you are experiencing challenges now this is just a part of your journey to something much more positive. Eventually, you will see this time as just a little blip on the radar and it will have simply served to make you stronger. Stay focused on your long-term goals.

The appearance of the King of Wands also suggests that an opportunity is presenting itself to you, and you now have the power to accept the opportunity and take on the challenge. You are the determining factor in this situation, and circumstances will navigate in the direction you steer them. Indecision or doubt will not be appropriate responses when clarity and confidence are required. However, as you progress in this new role, it will begin to feel more comfortable.

The negative aspect of the King of Wands is that he can be arrogant and even aggressive in his pursuit of his goals. He may be conscious or unconscious of this. For example, most of the time he does not show enough restraint to know when assistance is not needed or wanted, and he can sometimes make things worse by doing what he thinks is the right thing.

Use your passions to create your dreams. Our powers of manifestation are most powerful when we are creating from the heart, doing what we love to do best. The flames of our passion ignite the fire of inspiration; the inspiration motivates us and moves us forward, even if that means leaving our comfort zones.

The King of Wands is rich with vitality. However, he also carries a warning not to overdo things or push your body further than it is able to go; rest and recuperation is also a critical part of health. It takes courage and commitment to follow YOUR path, the one that comes from your heart… not the one set out for you by the expectations of others.

Action, action, action. We are being pushed to take a step forward, no matter whether it be a large leap of faith or a teeny tiny step, action is what is called for.

Flexible

Essential Meaning - Teachability; open mindedness, being adaptable without compromising what is most important A tree’s roots are solidly planted in the ground, yet its branches can bend in a hurricane… whereas a rigid structure, like a building, would come crashing down. Consider how the tree remains supple and secure when everything around it may be in shambles. This is how you need to be now; willing to learn new things, teachable, malleable, yet firmly grounded in who you are. Common sense is important, but so is an open mind. Stay curious; stay open. Stay aware. At this time, others will be more flexible with you, too.

In every relationship, it is important to be open to new experiences and learning new things. Letting go of rigidity is what is required right now. You do not always have to be right all the time, do you? It is okay to come to a happy compromise - you can still get your needs met. It is a beautiful day when you meet halfway! The appearance of this card in a reading could also signal that you have met someone new who may not be your “type” but who will turn out to be so special that you can easily release your old ideas about what sort of partner is right for you. Be flexible - you will be happy you made that choice. Even when you have a clear vision of how you are going to manifest something - what it will look like, who will share in it, and what will then be available to you - you still need to relax and open up to other possibilities. Spirit may have much better plans for you. It could be a job you had not thought of, a new source of money, or some other opportunity that eluded your imagination. Be flexible and remind yourself: This, or something better, manifests for me now. Then be willing to bend a little. Enjoy the miraculous results.

When you or someone else becomes too rigid, you lose the access to growth and untapped potential, and find yourself in an “us versus them” scenario. Loosen up, open your mind and heart, and see if a more flexible approach feels better. Rigidity will set you up for a fight where there are only losers and no winners. Could you find a way to bring about a result that is mutually beneficial? Meet in the middle. Spirit makes a great mediator.

This is a time of great spiritual growth for you, making it even more important to surround yourself with those who love you and share your beliefs. Be willing to accept help from others. You could find comfort in traditional solutions, or your heart may long to try out new ideas. It is so important to surround yourself with supportive, loving, and understanding souls! That may include people you already know, or perhaps it is time to join a new group of like minded individuals. This card especially asks you to spend time with those who can help you to grow spiritually and emotionally. Look for friendship or assistance from people who have their arms and hearts wide open! This card can also speak to the way in which you are trying to accomplish something. Remember to make your choices with compassion and kindness toward others involved. If you are approaching a project or task in a very traditional way, then drawing this card may suggest that you should pursue a more creative path. However, if your attempts to do things in an unconventional way are generating challenges, then perhaps it is time to return to methods that have already been tested and proven.

Loosen up on the reins and go with the flow… or if you dare, relinquish them entirely to the Universe with complete and utter trust. Flexibility starts with perspective, and the only way to gain true objectivity right now is to detach from the drama and fly above your fears. The higher you soar, the smaller they will seem and the more space you will allow for solutions. Now is the time to expect the unexpected. Know that whatever you can dream up is just the start. Dream your dream and set it free, knowing that as it comes back to you, it will gain momentum, taking on a life of it’s own. Things will look different than you originally projected… Bigger, bolder and brighter than you ever imagined.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

My lovely Aquarius! Your humanitarian, innovative, and eccentric and inventive mannerisms show us how to be more idealistic and assertive in bringing our dreams to life. You teach us to standout and use our intellect to be true to ourselves. Your never show fear and encourage us to not always follow the crowd.

The two cards that will best describe the energy for you in 2017 will be the Four of Swords and the Poised cards.

Four of Swords

"Rest, Reevaluation, Realignment."

The Four of Swords is urging for you to rest and rejuvenate. This is not a passive process! This requires you to understand what it is that restores you and actively carve out time to engage in these realizing and revitalizing activities. This may also mean that an integration of information and shadow aspects of yourself are needed. Bad doing this, you will expand not only your depth of knowledge but also your conscious awareness and intuitive abilities.

This is a time of identifying what fills you up and what depletes you. Each time you step towards ore of the people and activities you enjoy, you step towards more of yourself, restoring faith, self belief and life back to your center and to what you recognize as your own truth.

If you recently reached and completed a milestone it is vital for you to take time to enjoy the aftermath of its success and completion. Do not rush forward immediately. Create space so you may get to know this new you.

This shows a period of rest and recovery after a time of challenge, with the promise that, once recovered, you can and will return to the challenge. In the meantime, this provides a new challenge - to stay silent and inactive. This is the time build up your mental strength. Meditate and spend time in a calm atmosphere. You need to replenish your strength and spend time in spiritual thinking. You need to rest and relax. The Four of Swords is a reminder that after every crisis and before every new challenge, there is always a time of relaxation and contemplation. Constant stress and tension will break even the hardest and most resilient of people but brief periods of rest enable you to refresh your energy, concentration and focus, ready for the next challenge. These rests should be used wisely, to heal the body and ready the mind. The Four of Swords is also a sign that you can stop worrying, put down your defenses and take a breather from the chaos around you. For the moment there is a truce and you can catch your breath without being attacked again. However, bear in mind that a truce and peace are not the same thing. This is a guarantee that challenges will return to your life as soon as you are ready to face them, so make the most of the stillness and quiet you have earned but never lose sight of the fact that the battle is not yet over, and that there is still work to be done. This card suggests that now is the time to rest from some difficult times, perhaps the trauma of breakup or departure, relationship or family problems, financial and health worries, stress and conflict. Take a break. This is also not the time to make decisions, particularly when you are at your most vulnerable. The Four of Swords suggests the need for seclusion. You need seclusion to deal properly with your situation and need to experience time apart from others to gather your thoughts and feelings. Following on from the painful loss of the Three of Swords, the Four of Swords indicates your need to spend time alone to re-evaluate your life. Solitude, although often difficult to bear, is necessary for you to be able to recharge your batteries and rejuvenate your spirit. This solitary experience always bears fruit in an experience of greater inner strength and confidence. Retreat from pain, conflict and distractions, and rid yourself of stress and anxiety. Ground and re-charge yourself. Look inward for a real change and meditate daily.

It is also a sign that you can stop worrying, put down your defenses and take a breather from the chaos around you. For the moment there is a truce and you can catch your breath without being attacked again. However, bear in mind that a truce and peace are not the same thing. It is a guarantee that challenges will return to your life as soon as you are ready to face them, so make the most of the stillness and quiet you have earned but never lose sight of the fact that the battle is not yet over, and that there is still work to be done. This card suggests that now is the time to rest from some difficult times, perhaps the trauma of breakup or departure, relationship or family problems, financial and health worries, stress and conflict. Take a break. This is also not the time to make decisions, particularly when you are at your most vulnerable. It also suggests the need for seclusion. You need seclusion to deal properly with your situation and need to experience time apart from others to gather your thoughts and feelings. It indicates your need to spend time alone to re-evaluate your life. Solitude, although often difficult to bear, is necessary for you to be able to recharge your batteries and rejuvenate your spirit. This solitary experience always bears fruit in an experience of greater inner strength and confidence. Retreat from pain, conflict and distractions, and rid yourself of stress and anxiety. Ground and re-charge yourself. Look inward for a real change and meditate daily. In a practical sense, this is an indicator that you need to have some time out from your current circumstances, to reflect and review your progress so far. This is a good time to re-evaluate and re-assess your priorities. It is almost like conducting your own “Post Implementation Review” following a major milestone or a major challenge. Create some time and space to reflect on what has worked well, what has not worked well and what you need to change for the future. Pausing for reflection after each major challenge will position you well for success in the future.

Action, action, action. We are being pushed to take a step forward, no matter whether it be a large leap of faith or a teeny tiny step, action is what is called for. What is nagging you inside your head? That repetitive thought that comes out of nowhere, the one that is validated by overheard conversations, songs, TV shows on the topic or Facebook posts of articles which make way too much sense? That’s a sign from your guides. Are you listening, seeing and feeling the guidance you are being given right now? Are you receiving, or are you denying? Sometimes it’s just easier to stay the course of compromise and safety. It’s just too hard to rock the boat, change course and ruffle everyone’s feathers. But yet, what is it costing you in the long run to put your dreams on hold for so long out of fear? Ships can end up miles off course by steering only a degree in the wrong direction. It takes courage and commitment to follow YOUR path, the one that comes from your heart… not the one set out for you by the expectations of others.

Poised

Essential Meanings - Being ready; bringing something to light; beings your best; confidence.

You can be assured that you are ready for anything right now. You know what you need to, your skills are sharp, you've come to this place armed with wisdom and knowledge, and you sense a new phase of your life about to begin. People respond to your confidence and trust you. This is an auspicious time to begin new things.

When you’re confident and happy in your own skin, you are ready for deeper, more intimate relationships. You have nothing to prove right now. You are completely yourself and can handle anything. Love, friendships, and harmonious new connections are all present now or are coming in. You’re ready to give and receive from the heart. This is a beautiful place to be.

You have every reason to feel confident. Everything you need to make your success concrete is now at your disposal. You can take action knowing you are ready to step into your power, into your light, and into your service to the world! The direction you’re moving in is your destiny. Your soul is smiling with joy as you align with this truth.

You're not ready to move forward at this time, and that has to be okay. Be poised in the face of demands and deadlines. Pretending you know what you're doing works sometimes, but if you adopt a "fake it till you make" attitude, it will you in some muck now. This is not the time to wing it and deliver something half-finished. It's okay to postpone things until you are really ready. It's better to disappoint others now that to WISH you had later.

It might not seem like you have much to start with. Perhaps you feel that all you have is a small, simple choice to make - perhaps you have a song to begin, an email to send, a conversation to start or a sketch to let loose. However small, it is enough to get the ball rolling. Don’t make the mistake of believing that what you need is behind you, lies with another or is yet to appear. You have all that you need to take the next step in your life and from that, all else will flow. And there is a sweetness to that. It is a small pleasure at first, but one from which greater pleasures can unfurl.

Know that even by living your truth, you are healing and inspiring others, and as you do so, you are healing yourself too. Taking time for yourself is necessary right now, creating a little bubble of nurturing and love will do wonders for your self worth and self esteem. Take the time to do the things that you love, and concentrate on taking care of yourself, body, mind and spirit. This is about consistent action in a direction of love and respect. It can be as gentle and loving as it is vigilant. Perseverance and belief is everything.

There is something that you can start to do now in order to get your life back on track. It may be a change in diet or adding some time for exercise or a fitness routine. It may mean making some time each and every day to meditate or do yoga… or both! It may be as simple as re-hydrating your body by mindfully drinking more purified water, allowing your body to rid itself of any toxins that have built up over time. Or it may be letting go of a job you dislike so that you can finally step into your true career or Soul Path, even if you do it in increments. Releasing a partner who is not supporting you, or stepping away from a friend who is constantly competing instead of cheering you on. Whatever it is that must be changed, and no matter how small the change may seem, or whether it needs to be in baby steps, the time to start is now.

Pisces (January 20 - February 18)

Hello, my beautiful Pisces friends! Your intuition, dreamy nature, and sympathetic soul allows us to understand how to be more compassionate and tender in our day to day lives. Your ability to connect with people from all walks of life and adaptable personality inspires us to keep an open mind. Your imagination, attunement to humanity, and remarkable intuition endow you with enviable gifts of insight and creativity.

The two cards that will best describe the energy for you in 2017 will be the Two of Cups and the Fork in the Road cards.

Two of Cups

"Connection and balance, Yin and Yang."

The Two of Cups is the archetype of balance and harmony. There is a natural ebb and flow, give and take synergy between oneself and another - be that an intimate relationship or financial or professional harmony, ensuring there is balance within oneself and one's self.

Traditionally, the Two of Cups is associated with twin-soul love - where connection is pure, honest, solid, and respectful. If there are challenges within a relationship, look deeper than the surface level to create harmonization.

This is a card of love - budding relationships and developing a connection that rejuvenates the soul and flows into all ares of one's life. It may also indicate that a quarrel or mistake can be mended and healed.

If you are ready to call in move love in your life, take this as a sign that the Universe has heard your desires.

The Two of Cups typically points towards a relationship that is based on mutual attraction and romantic inclinations. It reflects the clear, nurturing, supportive and heartfelt exchange of emotions that is the gift of a romantic relationship. The Two of Cups represents love that is nurturing, creative, clearly focused, inspirational and equally fulfilling.

This is often a beautiful start to a new romance in which you will experience understanding, harmony and deep love between two souls. The seed has blossomed into a tree of appreciation. Kindness and thoughtfulness will bind your two hearts together with the feeling of being simultaneously very special to one another In some cases, the Two of Cups can refer to marriage, proposals and engagements. It is a reflection of commitment between two individuals, to say that they will go through life together, always considerate of each other’s needs and wishes.

Despite the focus on the two beings shown on this card, the Two of Cups also points to what is happening within the individual. To be truly loved, deeply treasured and valued highly by others, you must first and foremost strive to create those feelings for yourself. That is, when you work toward loving yourself, you hold your inner spirit in high regard, treating it with deference and deep respect. When you see yourself in this positive light, other people cannot help but respond to your personal sense of value in an equally positive manner.

The Two Of Cups indicates a moment of chemistry or of recognition, when two people are simpatico. Those moments are easy to identify, for they are filled with energy, with a spark, with a magnetism that is undeniable. This can mean a romantic attachment, but it does not have to be, for any intense connection can also be between a person and a group, an idea, or a project. While the moment holds so much promise, it also, being a “two,” of cups, brings many decisions and choices that will be made along the way. Whether this partnership will last or not remains to be seen.

When our hearts are closed; usually in order to “protect” us from past hurts, then we cannot share our bright light. Although we think that this is a protection, it is actually a cause for more pain, as it stifles the love we have to give as well as to receive. One of the fastest ways to cleanse and align the heart chakra is through forgiveness. Forgiveness for ourselves, which is also compassion and acceptance, and forgiveness for others. Who do you need to forgive?

In order to bring in more of the love you have been looking for, you must release the hurts and pain from the past. Remember you are the one who has a choice to make as to what is welcomed into your life. You are perfect just the way you are, and if you stray from your true authentic self, others may not recognize you as the Soul sister or brother that you are! You are likely to be feeling "at one" with the energies of the universe and with yourself. This is one of the cards that represents the heart chakra and its' opening. You should be feeling more than usually loving toward everyone and everything.

Share that good energy, the world needs more of it!

Fork in the Road

Essential Meanings - Time to make a decision; considering the consequences as you prepare to act; owning up to your obligation to make a necessary choice.

Every choice has a consequence. You've arrived at a fork in the road and are being asked to come to a decision. Will you further your dreams by choosing left? Will you take the road less traveled or the one well worn by others who have come before you? This is your choice, and yours alone, to make. Circumstance and other people will not make it for you. Be present, and do not avoid this junction, for it is an important crossroads. Take heart, as no matter which path you choose, you will have a rich and meaningful experience.

You've reached a moment of truth in the evolution of your relationship. Which will you choose: to open up to the possibility of love, or to remain isolated; to go deeper and commit to mutual passion, or to walk away? This is a time to take responsibility for your truest desire and follow it. Be honest with yourself about what you're willing to do, invest, and give. Then choose. You cannot make a wrong choice. If you move forward with a relationship, know that it will be based in truth and authenticity. You will ave made a conscious decision rather simply hanging on because you don't need to be alone - or ending things because you're afraid of the intensity of genuine connection. All roads lead to the lessons you must learn in your relationships. Regardless of the decision you make, it will place you on the path to a truer experience of the heart.

You've come as far as you can on this part of your journey, and now you're faced with a choice. Inherent in this choice is the need for change, for evolution, and for a bettering of your circumstances. Narrow to down to just a single question: Who do I need to become, and what do I need to believe, in order to live a life prosperity? Answer honestly and from the heart. Then the decision about which way to go will be effortless. Know that abundance is all around you. Choose to see it, and it will be easier to settle on a direction, for the way will be made clear by intuition, which knows how to steer yo toward your well-being.

Indecision is extremely frustration and will lead to anxiety, loss, and confusion. At this juncture, you can't remain in place without losing your way altogether. Avoid the tendency to others to choose for you, which amounts to a subtle refusal to take responsibility. Don't give your power away, not even to this oracle. By NOT making a choice, you ARE making a choice, for which you must accountable. If that choice leads to undesirable circumstances, take heart: Spirit never tires of giving you second chances. You can always start again once you've leaned this valuable lesson. What have you been dragging around with you for security that is well past it’s prime? A thought pattern concerning your value, self worth or capabilities? A relationship that has been long over but you are afraid to end? A job that makes your skin crawl but you can’t muster up the courage to follow your dreams? Or maybe a vise, an unhealthy habit or addiction that has been holding you back for way too long. Sometimes we hold on to actual weight, feeling like victims, but putting off our lives until we miraculously wake up thin one day. Maybe not what we want to hear right now, but honest is good, and it’s time to take responsibility for every aspect of our lives, as that is the only way to shift into transformation, and ultimately, freedom. What needs to be released in order for you to move forward? Yes, this will require some action on your part, but it’s time. What can you let go of that is no longer serving you? It may be one little belief about yourself, letting go of a victim mentality, relinquishing control of something that you never really had control over. Move through the fear of change and acknowledge it now. Again, what do you need to let go in order to move forward?

Whatever first comes to mind is likely the correct answer, as much as it may cause discomfort for us to consider such a pivotal change, it is absolutely necessary.

I hope you have enjoyed what I have drawn for each of you and that these energies resonate for you on this upcoming year. I wish you all the best and hope that your journey throughout 2017 is as magical as you are.

And as always, I appreciate your support, love, and energy. You all allow me to continue to rise, shine, and expand. I love you all so very deeply and powerfully. I look forward to seeing what you accomplish on this beautiful new trip!

Much love, light, and a multitude of blessings!

- Astrology and Angel Mediums

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