Why do we so often rush to run away from anything ugly? Despite what we’re taught about not judging books by their cover we continue to crush stories before we’ve read them. To twist tales before taking the time to read them. To mistake magic for a mess. To resign ourselves to misery without meditating on the medicine of this moment.

On Tuesday evening, Chiron re-enters the sign of Pisces. This will be the last few months that the Centaur swims in fish territory. Chiron is the master of our wounds. The Prince of patience as a guiding principle. The salt that cleans our wounds and the sting that sings of our aliveness. Chiron helps us through the pain of reprogramming every time the algorithm shifts. Chiron reminds us to rest our cores between the crunches. Chiron brings boatloads of wisdom but won’t let us leave the dock if we won’t welcome the wind when it whispers in our sails.

The Nine of Swords is not the prettiest sight but its horrors contain a pertinent point. If we only see the beast when we look at a problem, we continue to invest in an insolvent solution. If we want to broaden our beauty instead of our pain, we’ll have to be willing to bet with brilliance. The Nine of Swords is an unpleasant warning from a well-intended source: our minds are quickly turning hypothermic and we’ll die if we don’t bring warmth to the places that have gone cold.

This week, use your awareness to acknowledge where you might be scouting for more bad than good. Remember that your mind has a magnitude of power. If it’s looking for a missile it can make one out of anything that matters. Likewise, your mind is capable of corrective cures. Feed your madness with something soft and smooth that won’t exacerbate its soreness. When a child is sick, it needs to rest. Give your brain as many breaks as you can before you break the bank. Working out your physical body can be a massage for a mental mess. Sip on some spiritual slogans to get you through any bouts of sickness, even if one word long. Shift any compulsion to hurt into a simple cry of “help”. When we finally get to the point it’s almost always subjective. Softening the eyes you see with will change your perception of the picture. When you bail on the date with hate and allocate your time to your personal serenity you can liberate the beast and end up with a much-needed bear-hug. It’s okay to hug it back.

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.