TAROTSCOPES | NOVEMBER 12 - NOVEMBER 18
0 THE FOOL
The Fool is embodied change. Movement in motion. Mutable. Magical. A miscellaneous mess of metamorphosis. Think of running up a changing staircase that will land on a floor you didn’t know existed. The Fool shows us what it feels like to be shifting our feet on shifting ground. Reminds us that it’s okay to make a mess, or exist in one when we haven’t had the chance to start planning a course because we’re still at the point of pivoting. The manifested principle of The Fool is permission - without having to think about it (this is intentionally a paradox).
As we move into lots of change this week (Mars enters Pisces, Venus stations direct in Libra, Mercury stations retrograde in Sagittarius and Neptune primes himself for a direct station early next week in Pisces) openness and adaptability are the name of the game. If the game is changing, so are the rules. You can’t break a rule you didn’t know was there. If you haven’t had a chance to read them and the words keep rearranging themselves, then accept that it’s hard to do anything wrong and try to just play.
This week is like a test drive. A time to try it out. A mentor once said to me, you learn to live by living. We can swirl up the raising of our consciousness all we want but it won’t mean anything if we don’t have a chance to check it out on more than a mental level. Mistakes are a good for growth so let your mantra be about beginning progress rather than completing a perfect circle.
Cycles happen in spirals - we don’t come back around to the exact same place in the loop if we’ve learned a lesson or two. Try not to anticipate a crisis that isn’t coming. It’s important to remember that we are re-emerging from some deep retrogrades that may have had us running a marathon of struggle. As humans, we naturally adapt and integrate what we learn. If we are drilled with experiences over and over that aren’t easy, we might come to expect that things won’t go well. Venus and Mars’ retrogrades (with Mercury in the middle and running this last relay) may make it difficult to believe that things can flow smoothly again. True, it’s important to consider that some experiences, relationships, connections just don’t fit in a friendly puzzle. Truer still, a river won’t flow where a damn still holds strong but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other avenues opening for the current to run clean. You just spent months learning about how you relate; to will, to conflict, to power, to partners and to your own self-worth. The Fool invites you to have an open mind as you re-approach situations that might not have worked last time, the time before that or even the time before that. You may have to say goodbye to some situations but others are still in the running for Miss Surprise. This week is not about self-fulfilling prophecies. Rather, the Fool encourages us to abandon all expectations in favor of an open mind and a new experience guided by all the sharp and shiny tools in your box.
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.