Your Horoscope This Week
HauterScopes is a weekly column with tarot expert Karishma Rajani, who will be doing some exclusive horoscope readings for you. Check back every Monday for insights on your week ahead when it comes to love, career, and general well-being. We promise it’s going to be awesome!
Your wild, feminine side comes to fore this week. All hail the nurturer, creator, and the fierce protector! You have a way of bringing things to life and life to things — whether it’s a project at hand, your luscious garden, or an adorable little version of you. And through this process of creation, you too are being born again. There’s so much yet to be discovered about that goddess within. Ensure you create a solid structure for that creativity inside to flow.
As our beloved Rumi says, “Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Get ready to open your heart, sweetheart — and with it, the channels of love and communication. Playing it safe is so last season. Screaming from the rooftops is a perfectly good idea, but why not begin with the simple act of expressing what you truly feel and desire? Watch how your sweetie opens up to you, as you send out these vibes into the world.
Just when you thought you’ve overcome a challenge, life throws another one your way. Observe the pattern that’s repeating itself and reflect upon why you find yourself in the same situation over and over again. It’s time to rise, Gemini. Look at the enemy in the eye to make this karmic mishap your last. The enemy we speak of could be both within or without. Keep your feelings and emotions out of this equation and stay super sharp. There are many life-changing revelations waiting to happen on the chosen path.
Something about the past is unresolved — perhaps an erstwhile lover knocking at your door, a friend you once abandoned, a sibling you had a fall out with, or simply a situation that brings back something unpleasant. What is the reason for this blast? What is it that’s calling your attention? No more shoving things under the carpet, Cancer. We will look at the enemy in the eye and ask him what he wants. Finish this unfinished business so both of you can move on. Who knows? Maybe you’ll write a brand new chapter of togetherness once the process of healing kickstarts.
O ye, fiery Leo! Look how you’re raring to go. This week is about taking the reigns in your hands. Your drive is your superpower. That and your ability to go to any lengths in pursuit of your passion. But not so fast, lady! Focus on the self-sustainability clause. Make a list of all that you would need. Check this list over and over. Own your talents. Hone your skills. Rely on nobody but the goddess within.
Draw your comfort zone around you — and now take a leap of faith into the beyond. Let that feeling of wanderlust take over your soul. What is it that you really, really want to explore? Moving halfway across the world, setting off on your own eat-pray-love, or leaving a job that pays you well for a job you love? What is it that’s holding you back from the unknown? This week, a new opportunity manifests itself. One you don’t want to miss out on. Sure, it’s not what you expected or what you’re used to. It certainly doesn’t come with a security clause. But rely on the Universe a little and the sparkle she is getting ready to sprinkle on your path.
This week, you’re a goddess of the fiery sort! Your secret mission — healing the world and loving the unloved. When you’re not playing the unofficial therapist, you’re probably organising a boyfriend bonfire for your lovelorn sisters or providing shelter to strays in your heart and your hearth. Holding the scales in your hands means having to stand up for those not in their power. Crack the whip on the bad guys, if you must. Mother hen, remember that you owe it to yourself to be ruthless with the enemies even on the personal front. What does more harm than good must be shown the exit door.
What you desire is what you manifest. So what is it that you’re putting your intent into? Ready to write chapter #1, Scorpio? Yes, keep that framework in mind, but be ready to throw it off when the time comes. Message of the moment: be both flexible and adaptable. You’ll know where life wants to take you as you surrender yourself to the flow. Don’t underestimate the power of your intuition. Darling, you know what you know. Go after what ‘feels’ right and show what seems ‘fishy’ the exit door.
This week is about living life queen size — being the empress of your own empire. What are your 3 wishes? Looks like you can manifest them all. Fancy schmancy house. Check. A wardrobe full of Manolo Blahniks. Check. A man who goes rather well with them and dotes on you just the way you like it. Check, check, and check. What makes the success sweeter is how hard you’ve worked for it — and yes, that means cracking the whip on yourself every now and then. Keep this lesson with you as you write the next chapter. Now go be the diva you were meant to be!
The dawn of a new era, Capricorn! Now open the door and let the sunshine in. Allow yourself to bask in this feeling. Connect with your silly and playful side as you do. What if that is the secret of your creativity? The answer to kicking that writer’s block in the rear? There’s a brand new work opportunity knocking at your door. As you step in, leave the outmoded patterns of approaching work at the door.
Pay heed to each one of your creative urges — whether it is pottery, making love, or making art. The opportunity to pursue your passion may arise in the realm of work. But the whole starving artist thing is so passe. Be a smart cookie, Aquarius, and do what smart cookies do. Start by believing in your work and the value that you create with what you do. Put a price on what you create. Set the terms and conditions straight. The life of your dreams is waiting for you.
As one chapter of your life completes itself, you’ll find yourself writing a new and more robust one. So put your writing skills to test, Pisces, because your dreams and desires are but yours. Your partner-in-crime on this mission? The whole wide cosmos! So what is that you wish to manifest? Your dream house that overlooks the ocean, a job that fulfills you financially and creatively, a destination wedding in the Bahamas? Baby, you can have it all!
Karishma Rajani (Zohra Shanti)
A gypsy fortune teller at heart, she (Zohra Shanti) has experienced first hand the power of Tarot as a sacred tool of divination. She believes that tarot is the secret language—one that unravels the mysteries hidden in our subconscious and help us realise our own power and potential. She currently lives, loves and works as a writer and program developer for spiritual and transformational retreat in New Delhi. She is extremely passionate about fashion, art, design, travel, the written word, cinnamon and dark chocolate.
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