Your Love Horoscope This Month
HauterScopes is a weekly column with tarot expert Karishma Rajani, who will be doing some exclusive horoscope readings for you. But this week, she’s got something special up her sleeve. Celebrating the month of love and love yourself, Karishma tells you about what the stars and cards have in store for you. So read on to find out what your love life looks like this month. We promise it’s going to be awesome!
Ah, the tricky territory of love! Not everything is as you want it to be. But you know what? Life is a work-in-progress. Ergo, you can make it whatever you want it to be. Three words, Aries: communication, communication, communication! Be open and willing to talk about the the issues that plague you. All the things that make you feel like your wings are being clipped off. Cutting yourself off is not helping your cause. It takes 2 to build a relationship. And sometimes 3! You know that trusted friend who wants to play mediator? It may be a good idea to bring her in.
Oh, the sweet smell of post-coital bliss! Now wouldn’t you want to linger in that moment a little longer? Reality check, Taurus: while your bedroom affairs are as spicy as peri-peri, the man in question would rather Foucault than read you Rumi’s verses, as he looks deeply into eyes. Where is the emotional intimacy you’re looking for? Now, now! Don’t roll your eyes. Be open and honest with yourself about what you expect. Or learn how to play it smart. Enjoy the intellectual (and physical) stimulation, but expect him to make you the centre of his world. If you are in a committed space, bond outside the bedroom as well. Shall we go hitchhiking into the mountains, then?
Sure, the past has left its set of scars behind, which tend to resurface every now and then. But time is the most gifted healer, is it not? As it works its magic, open yourself to love. And trust that you can be loved despite all those broken pieces. Your strength lies in your ability to be loyal, committed, and a 100% dependable. So if you’ve been thinking about the long-term thing, give it a go! Drop your need to control the course of your relationship. Send your intent out, Gemini, and let things take their natural course instead.
O ye, Lady of Lune! In vulnerability lies your strength. To feel everything so deeply is truly a gift. Our ability to be in touch with our own emotions helps us tune into the emotions of others. Let your partner into this space. What could be more beautiful than sharing your most intimate thoughts? Talk not just about your hopes and dreams, but your shadows as well. Being honest about what irks you can bring healing to the parts you thought he’d never understand. Already in paradise? Organise your own debating society — yes, just the 2 of you — and then use those sparks to set the bedroom on fire. Work on your judgements towards your partner as well. Understand where he is coming from and shower him with the gift of your acceptance.
The more you give, the more you get. Then why oh why are you being stingy about your love? This month you may feel like your love life hath set afoot a rollercoaster. Just not as fast paced as you’d expect it to be. You may feel like your efforts are not being reciprocated. Alas! It’s a vicious cycle, Leo. If he’s truly worth it, then allow yourself to be naked about who you feel. If he’s not, enjoy what you have in the moment. You’ll know when to let him go. Just ensure your self-limiting beliefs or your idea of forever together is not clouding your judgement. Don’t lay low if there aren’t any suitors waiting at your door. Swipe right unto infinity and have fun Mister(s) Right Now.
Rip the bandaid off and voilà! The stream of love is ready to flow again. A fantastical February awaits, amour! The feeling of divine union is in the air. Be the Venus to his Mars. The yin to his yang. Celebrate the differences. It is the polarity that makes togetherness irresistible. This is an especially auspicious time for the together-forever kind of love. So, are you ready to put a ring on it? Remember that balance is the key to any relationship. So don’t give off more than you get.
All hail the mighty Universe! Always full of surprises. Just when you thought you were going to snuggle indoors by yourself having a conversation with your virtual lovers, you meet somebody with soul. He may not be your version of Mr Right, but he’s certainly worth getting to know. Those already in love may find themselves magnifying the mundane. Worrying themselves sick about things that are seemingly big. Tap into your cauldron of creativity! You will find the solution you’re looking for. If you give him the gift of your acceptance, he’ll surprise you by showering you with unconditional love. One more thing, Libra — keep the emotional boundaries clear. Be there fully but don’t take on the burden of another.
This month is about clarity in the realm of love and your intuitive mother goddess within is showing you the way ahead. To achieve this state of clarity, you must first address your needs and wants, and then be ready to go to war for what’s worth fighting for. What needs to be cleared out in order to start afresh? Now, that’s something to mull over! For some of you, discontentment may arise in the area of intimacy. Is it just boom boom pow or do you snuggle and share after sex? Your emotional needs are just as important as your physical. Being vocal about it is the way ahead. Unless you know how to keep it strictly physical, that is! P.S: You’re all woman this month — that rare combination of mysterious and fiery keeps them on their toes!
Being married to your job is so 2016. How about shifting the spotlight to your personal life instead? Healing cannot occur in a space of denial. Basically, you’re doing you no favours by distracting yourself from your troubles. Game face on, Scorpio! Make a list of the things that are taking that smile away from your face. Address them one by one — with yourself and your partner. If what you’ve built rests on a shaky foundation, let things take their natural course and break away. Or completely transform into a space that brings deep fulfilment to you and your partner. You cannot control the chaos, but you can work on making yourself stronger.
Sure, we all crave the security and stability that comes with being in a committed relationship. But what if we allowed ourselves to be silly instead? It’s not every day that you get to revel in the romance of newfound love. The romance of not knowing what an evening would entail! Ready to give your heart away? Not so soon, young lady! This is just the testing time. So keep your wits about you now. To help your partner be on the same page as you, communicate your wants and needs. ‘Course that means you also need to receptive to what he has in mind, as well. You know it’s sexy to take charge once in awhile! You may not be the centre of his Universe just yet. So it’s best to keep things fun and flirty for the time being!
Mr. Right may or may not come knocking at your door, so let’s have some fun with Mister(s) Right Now instead! Swipe right like nobody’s watching, Aquarius! Or let your colleague play stupid Cupid! Yes, there’s a work link in here somewhere. That means you could either meet this cutie in the realm of work or be prompted to take things from the personal to the professional level. You could find yourself coochie cooing over a project or a collaborative. Forget your idea of how things should be and just go with the flow instead! Those in the committed space might find their minds (and hearts) wandering. What’s amiss, Aquarius? Time to tête-à-tête over tea.
Want to hear something corny, Pisces? It’s time to break free! The hardest part about moving on from a person or a relationship — aside from the bleeding heart, that is — is letting go of the future that you built together. The idea of what could have been. To tackle the tricky territories of love, make a note of all the life-changing lessons you have learned. You want to be a bigger, stronger version of yourself when you’re starting afresh (even if it’s in the same relationship). Yes, that means your emotional side will need some loving. Make healing these old wounds a part of your everyday practice.
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.