This week asks us to be patient with our practice of casting. Reminds us that we can’t always anticipate what is behind the next door. Won’t let up until we take up more space in our own rooms. Needs us to remember that tending to our internal emotional sphere is part of being able to show up for the world. The Mother of Cups is, in some sense, a caretaker, but she knows better than to take responsibility for others’ emotions. She turns inward first before meddling in external affairs. She is a container of wisdom and bears the weight of it well because she knows the limit of what she’s able to hold.

This week, as Mars in Cancer approaches oppositions to Saturn, the South Node and Pluto in Capricorn respectively, we are prone to be frustrated by the pace of our work. Whether your labor is physical, intellectual or spiritual, it will be difficult to separate effort from outcomes to which we are emotionally attached. The Mother of Cups encourages us to examine the way we hold ourselves. What kind of vessel do you create for your feelings when they’re fatiguing or inflexible?

In ancient astrology, the planets were given attributes on a spectrum from wet to dry and cool to hot. Mars is considered to be hot and dry, while Saturn is cold and dry. The Moon, ruler of Cancer, is warm and moist. The Mother of Cups is traditionally associated with Scorpio, a Mars-ruled sign. As Mars in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn, integrating certain alchemical qualities is one way of finding solace. When the going gets tough, do you stick it out under the sun until your skin is industrial strength leather? Or do you take to the shade and moisten your skin with cool water or nourishing coconut oil? This week is an invitation to observe what you most need. Whether hot or cold, the planetary energy is incredibly drying.

The Mother of Cups is an embodiment of the water element, a haven for our emotional realm. This week, carve out some space to sense rather than think. To reach into your feeling body. To feel what is touching you rather than push back at it. To soften more than you force. When your pace of practice is exasperating, remember that answers often arrive on their own time and almost never before we are willing to hear them.

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.