The Son of Cups, an inconstant isolationist and creative dreamer, is a magnificent window to the mystic that is Pisces. Pisces suffers and sacrifices. Pisces gives everything it has and then gives some more. Pisces absorbs as much as it floods. Aims to fill us up as it empties itself. Blurs lines, bends boundaries, blends in so it can stand up in the name of the spirit that connects us all. Pisces carries compassion to every corner. Pisces honors the experience of each individual. Pisces knows it is useless to compare pain but swims ceaselessly in an effort to reduce it.

Pisces perceives that there is so much it does not know and with this understanding, taps into the unknown as its primary resource. Pisces relates with a level of empathy that is unheard of. In a splash, it can step into others’ shoes, put on the pants of powerful principles, cradle hands over hearts and slip them onto its sleeve.

In its shadow, Pisces confuses. Pisces makes many mistakes. Unable to distinguish where others end and it begins, Pisces oppresses. Its magnificent capacity for merging means it will speak with one voice for many souls, not realizing that this is an act of silencing and omission of important input. Its desire to be “part of”, to be inclusive, erodes spaces that were structured for a reason. Pisces needs earth to hold it steady, fire to inspire it, air to communicate and cut through the feelings that overwhelm it. This week offers us a dose of each.

The Son of Cups encourages us to examine where we are flooding to fill spaces that are not ours to contain. Where we attempt to empathize with misplaced expressions of pain and tears, fueled by pride and fear. These examples, while often intended honorably, can have alienating impact because they should not have to be wiped by those with whom we share them.

That said, the Son of Cups does not want us to be complacent with our pain. Share your inner conflicts with trusted guides and closest sisters who know the ins and outs of you. Who get you because they have swam in the same river and shine brightly from scales that sing a similar tune. This is not a question of us vs them but a prompt to think about the gentlest means to a healthier state of unity.

This week, notice where you are using questions to guide or lead conversations with the intent to help but are harmful. The Son of Cups, like any student in a school of fish, can lead as well as it can follow. Notice the patterns to which you are prone and attempt to redirect them. Pisces is self as one and one as a whole in the name of ultimate compassion. Merge into a new identity in which consciousness of context informs the individual. Look at yourself through the lens of your world. Analyze yourself through the viewfinder of many others. Admire the possibilities of how you can show up to your own becoming. The story within which you operate is just as important the presentation of your character. The quality of your narrative is informed by how well you understand your ocean. This week, cultivating perspective will help you sail with greater ease. Keep swimming until you can see yourself through every crest of a wave, every dark murky region of a reef and each dazzling reflection of light in the lagoon.

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.