Your Horoscope This Week
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It’s an interesting week up ahead for Aries. The Two of Swords talks of indecisiveness, spending too much time weighing out the pros and cons of a situation. On a broader spectrum, as backed up by the card of Strength, making a decision on where to go from this impasse requires you to draw on your storage of iron will and determination. The choice isn’t an easy one, and will challenge all reserves of your inner strength, but there’s a brand new opportunity on the horizon, one that allows you to explore and thrive in creative freedom. So take time to deliberate and pick a path to go down.
It’s time to embrace your inner peacock this week, and flaunt your Taurean fabulousness. The Queen of Swords is always an interesting card exploring the flipside of femininity – a worldview that comes from a more rational and almost stern place. You’ve spent time analysing your actions from a detached perspective, and this has brought you to a place where you approach both work and your life with a fresh set of eyes. The time has come for you to take a leap of faith, and impress everyone around you with this newfound trust in your skills and instinct.
You’ve been reading all the right self-help books, Gemini! There’s an immense energy that could help you unlock the reservoir of knowledge in your subconscious mind. This intellect is your power card in getting through sticky situations. From getting caught in a power nap at work to being a friend’s shoulder to cry on, you find yourself in a position to deal with the issue – and in doing so, you often help others too. You could lead by example, or impart knowledge over drinks, or simply sit and listen to your people; it’s time to share the wisdom.
Things take an interesting turn this week for Cancer, with the Knight of Cups making an appearance, bringing overt displays of love and affection. However, sometimes this attention as good as it may feel, isn’t coming from our partner – and the acceptance of outward romantic overtures could signal that there is a vacuum in the relationship. The Fool is a card of pure innocence, an energy best associated with new beginnings – so this is a good week to think over the longevity of your current relationship. While ending things can often be messy and leave destruction in its wake, the promise of new beginnings – backed by your close friends and the knight – should see you through.
The mighty Leo rules the roost this week with the Emperor making a double appearance. There is a massive surge of energy and with the right focus and determination you have the ability to channel it into a constructive outcome. This week is the perfect time to put your plans into action, and even if you need to work all night to get the project steamrolling, go for it. We love our coffee black too. The thing to remember is that ambition is your key to success. You’ve dreamt big, now you’re working to it, and there’s no room for emotional bumps on this road. When faced with adversity, be it a colleague or partner who isn’t willing to see things your way, move past it with your rational voice rather than getting caught up in ego wars.
For Virgo, this week has a feeling of escapism, a need to run for the proverbial hills. There’s been disappointment that’s forced you to reassess your path, especially with the year just beginning – know that there are things working that are out of your control. You’re learning the art of judging right from wrong, and this is a lesson in investing time and energy into what will do you good. Take time to do what you love, whether it is taking a carpentry workshop or flying to a beachside town. This is the time for you to invest in yourself, recharge and recentre, so you know where you gotta go. Currently you’re surrounded by a lot of noise, partying and dancing, but what you need right now is some peace both inside and out.
The Three of Swords for Libra, this week, signals a time of separation, grieving over someone you’re losing. It’s the end of a relationship and letting go of this friend or partner will challenge every ounce of your usual positivity. The Hierophant comes in to remind you that while pain is a part of the process, it is also an opportunity for learning, for growing and finding that faith once more that eventually things have a way of working out in your favour. As tempting as it may seem, don’t give in to the dark side; it only fuels that negativity further. Surround yourself with your happy squad!
There is a tumultuous energy shift for Scorpio, this week, fueled by three major Arcana cards. Draw on your inner strength as often and as hard as you can, because there seem to be a lot of external forces/circumstances that are throwing roadblocks your way. Family issues or extended work hours/travel that keep driving you and your partner apart. This can put a lot of unnecessary tension on the relationship, but you both share a strong bond and that will see you through this conflict. Even if only via Skype, take time out to check in with each other at the end of the day. It’ll go a long way in keeping you strong.
Brace yourself, Sagittarius! The Ten of Swords is the card of disappointment and of feeling betrayed, whether at the hands of a colleague or your partner. Hell, it could even be your gym trainer. You’ve reached a point where after pushing against the wall as hard as you can, you’re ready to give up. This is the end. But before you let that bring you down, know that giving up isn’t necessarily a bad thing because when you let go of one thing it leaves you open to taking on a new challenge, to brave another war. Maybe even evolve your dream goal into something new. The Ace of Swords is at your behest, so use your intuition and take on the new path with full steam.
Things come full circle this week for Capricorn with the Wheel of Fortune, and the World cards signifying a fruitful culmination to all ventures where you’ve been exerting yourself. Whether the result is materialistic rewards, the expressed gratitude of family, or acknowledgement from your superiors, this is a time of abundance and recognition for you. The thing to remember here is not to get lost in the excitement, but take this as the time to think about what you want to do next. Where do we go from here? The Hermit provides a timely reminder that you should take time off, sit in a cafe in the hills with no technology, and reconnect with your thoughts. Find your next goal, find your balance.
Things take a precarious turn for Aquarius with the Three of Swords, declaring a vibe of disappointment. This could be in your own actions or by the betrayal of someone around you. There is a grief over the ensuing loss, whether it is of trust, self belief, or something larger. This is a time to reassess where you’re at – whether you want to continue trying to make it work or allow for complete destruction and rebuild on a more solid foundation. This can be a confusing time, especially when you feel the odds are against you, but pain and loss serve as lessons that there’s a new beginning waiting on the horizon. Reflect on what you’ve done to get to this point. See where you need to make changes and make a move onward and upward.
There are a lot of changes going on in your life – some for the better, some that are testing your patience. This has left you feeling uncertain of how things would be once the dust has settled. Talking it over with your partner doesn’t seem to be going anywhere either, and there’s a sword hanging over the relationship, threatening separation. Trust in your bond, and even if there is a necessary period of time spent apart, know that ultimately you would find your way back to each other. In the meantime, splurge on yourself a little. A retail therapy spree is highly recommended. Even if you feel guilty about it, do something to make you happy!