This week we are given permission. As Neptune stations retrograde at 16° of Pisces, the water god gives us its blessing to be open with our originality. Neptune blurs boundaries. Its oceans surge over us like tsunamis, breaking down the barriers to our truest selves. Its rivers gather in reflective pools, thousands of mirrors to our many identities, coming together like a mosaic, shimmering patterns of pictures that show us our most transcendent titles. Neptune's waters seep into us until we come undone, like soggy sides of cardboard boxes, bending gender, calling us to come out of cartons, closets and categories. Neptune floods us with names we’ve known but were afraid to share so we shoved them down. Now they pour over us in a sun shower and we gaze upward with delight, mouths open, tongues out, ready to catch the call of our choosing. The rain recedes and we’re left with a rainbow, the many colors of our skins rubbing up against one another like shells and pebbles whose surfaces soften with each sink and swell. Waves come crashing, throwing bodies together in the tides and we call out our own names, the wind whistling with pride because compassion comes from the force of connection, bubbles around us like sea foam dancing over a sandbar, kissing our toes and ankles before tugging us back into the depths where we exist without labels, where torrents of truth are the trend, where we breathe underwater, gasping with the gratitude of lost souls that finally found their way home.

The Daughter of Cups discos into this week like a kid questioning their gender without fear. No have to be’s, should’s or must’s, they gaze into the mirror offered up by the water on which they sit. They’re comfortable swaying, they-ing, contemplating pronouns and whether they even care what others call them. They care...only about understanding themself for themself, indifferent to attackers and judges, criticism deflected off their skin because all they can see in the mirror is their own divine magic. Their pride rests not in assumption, nor in proclamation. Rather, it comes from the excitement for the adventure of discovering themselves. Proud to be rafting down the river, navigating its brandishes and bumps, dips and dives. Proud to have the muscle to maneuver the spectrum of water, from calm to crazy and captivating chaos. Proud to embody the element of water, steeping themself in it like a tea infused with its teachings.

This week, practice understanding that identity resembles the element of water. It is not black or white, good or bad, one or the other. Rather, identity spills itself out in cycles and phases. Remind yourself that you roll with the waxing and waning of the moon, the rise and fall of the tides, the twisting of the wind and the turning wheel of night to day and back again. Recall your many selves; shout your evolving names like echoes off the inside of a cave, a song that exists in past, present and future. Sing of change as the only constant and of permission to slide into whatever seems whole in a moment. Dress yourself up in the perfectly tailored suit of time. Take it off to the tune of honoring individuality. Unite in your uniqueness with those who express their shifting shapes as you collide with the joy of unfolding together.

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.