TAROTSCOPES | OCTOBER 7 - OCTOBER 13
SON OF CUPS
Magic is only madness if you believe it to be. Synchronicity is a matter of seeking meaning. Reality is altered by anything you realize. This week starts off with some serious and potentially tense psychological reorganizing.
As the Sun in Libra squares Saturn in Capricorn on Monday, we begin to prepare for changes that will take a more permanent effect this coming January. On Tuesday morning, Venus enters Scorpio plummeting our relational strategies towards more mysterious means. Venus in Scorpio is a “need to know” kind of energy. Keep what you can to yourself while seeking the aid of trusted confidants. Venus in Scorpio is profoundly attuned. She knows who she can call an ally; her instincts will sniff out any uncertainty. Venus in Scorpio reminds us that our ability to trust in others germinates from our capacity to trust ourselves. Spend this time cultivating a dedicated relationship to your own intuition.
The latter half of this week builds pressure as the Sun applies to a square with Pluto next Monday. While this energy escalates, Venus in fall in Scorpio opposes Uranus in Taurus, a Venus-ruled sign. This aspect, while unpredictable, reminds me of the notion of “rewilding”. It has the power to awaken core instincts. Perhaps erratic and certainly uncertain, it asks us to face the more primitive elements of our nature. Meanwhile, Mercury enters retrograde pre-shadow, beginning to spin a story that will need to be untangled come November. On Sunday, the Sun sextiles Jupiter, illuminating that our way of participating in relationships is perhaps more beneficial to us than what we (hope to) receive from them. The week concludes Sunday afternoon under a Full Moon in Aries, stoking the fire of any matches that were lit last April.
The Son of Cups is neither swift nor slow. His skill lies in being in the right place at the right time. When we examine this talent, we realize it’s more about awareness than luck. In the tarot, the Son of Cups is mutable water, often indicative of the sign Pisces. Piscean energy can seem aloof, unawares, even naive. But Pisces is the water that fills every crack. It acts as both solvent and sponge. It is ever-aware and often boundaryless. To avoid getting caught up in a crazy current, Pisces pretends. Leans into its mystique. Absorbs everything but cultivates selective attention. Delicately sharpens the focus on certain spaces while significantly blurring others, as if tuning various knobs simultaneously on a switchboard. Pisces plays an unspoken symphony. Has a flair for discreet gestures and nonverbal cues. Knows exactly what, how and when to blend in. All of these techniques begin with the art of awareness.
The Son of Cups understands that to thrive in alignment, you have to submerge yourself completely in the moment. Alive and all awares. Wise to your inclinations and to your flaws. Willing to yield to all you can’t control while knowing how much power you have over your own compulsions to jump in or flee the scene. Pisces will not turn a blind eye to suffering but it won’t always show you how deeply it sees. Pisces does not need recognition, it just needs to swim freely in any direction. Float through this week with wide eyes and open hearts. The more you notice, the more choices you have about what is worth your time and energy to engage. The more you feel, the more you understand your next right action. If all feels overwhelming, remember that even a tidal wave recedes. They don’t call it a wake for nothing.
WHAT EVEN IS A TAROTSCOPE? We often think of horoscopes as predictions that are specific to each astrological sign. In Ancient Greek, the term horoscope simply means "I watch the hour." To astrologers today, a horoscope is a chart that maps the planetary bodies in the sky. From this chart, we derive meaning that can influence how we work with energy. Regardless of our unique individual charts, we are ALL working with the same energy from above. Each week, I examine this energy, pull a tarot card and write a guided meditation with the collective in mind. My tarotscopes are meant to be read as inspiration. Please note that because we are all operating with our individual energy, some elements will resonate more than others. Take what you like and leave the rest. Tarotscopes are offered freely in an effort to cultivate collective healing. I am always grateful for your support in sharing this work with anyone you think it might help. If you are inspired or find support here, please consider making a donation to help sustain these weekly offerings.