2021: A Venusian YEar

The new year starts on a Friday.  It’s a Venusian year.  We are called to love–love ourselves, love our partner, love our neighbor.

Venus  rules all things related to beauty. Beauty and fashion will make big headlines.  If by the second part of the year social-distancing relaxes, I predict a fashion boom.  People want to be seen again.  Luxury fashion and goods do exceptionally well under this kind of energy.  Cosmetics, cosmetology, massage therapists, et al, bounce back big. 

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The fine art market thrives under the influence of Venus. Venus is one of the most painted figures in all of art.   

Taurus and Libra will have an amplified year, especially those born on a Friday.  Friday the 13th in 2021 might have extra oomph.  

Matters of the heart, love and sex all get a boost for better or worse under Venus.  If we can get COVID under control, it will be a banner year for the wedding industry.  

The Card of The Year–The Knight of Pentacles, Reversed, clarified by the Chariot

Money will come very slowly.  The recovery will be slow. After a warp pace 2020, things will seem at a snail’s pace for the first six months of the year.  New thinking has to be implemented.  After July, things move much faster under the influence of the Chariot.  Patience wins the day in the first six months of the year. 2021 is not a time to get emotionally hung up on the past.  Stay present as you move ever so slowly towards the future.   

Banking processes and money transfers may be slow for the first part of the year.  There will be stalls in funding.  

Car sales are up in the second part of the year.  Home sales, mortgage lenders, real estate and their ancillaries also see a boom in the second part of the year.  It seems that equilibrium is re-established and that there’s a predictable trajectory most people can rely on. Our psycho-emotional GPS is back.

Now, for the individual signs:

Aries–The Emperor–The card of 2021 for you is The Emperor, which is your tarot card!  You’re in your element.  You’re thinking and building big and stepping into higher levels of leadership and mastery this year.  Be careful to build teams while building your empire.  Your leadership skills, courage and can-do attitude will be highly prized in 2021.  Your best time of year will be when the sun is in your sign, so celebrate your birthday to the max and start new ventures around your birthday.

Taurus–7 of Pentacles–The seeds you planted in 2020, probably fertilized with blood, sweat, tears and a good dash of poo are starting to sprout, but continue to keep patient.  Prune away what’s blocking these seedling ideas and ventures from getting the time and attention they deserve.  Keep your feet firmly on the ground.  You will continue to have great seedling ideas, but ask yourself “How can I ground this into reality?”.  Your best seasons are when the sun is in Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn this year.  Grow your visions into reality during these times. Waning moons in Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus are watershed times for you. Use them.

Gemini–Queen of Cups, Reversed–In 2021, it’s time to ask yourself the big head-versus-heart questions, Gemini.  Are you pouring precious energy into people and situations that aren’t filling your cup?  Reciprocity is your big challenge in 2021.  Don’t let others drain you dry emotionally.  It’s time to balance how you are giving and receiving.  Chances are you are giving way too much to people that have too little to offer you.  Give some of that love and care to yourself in 2021.  This will become really clear when the sun or moon is in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces.  Keep a lunar journal!

Cancer–2 of Wands–You’re re-envisioning a bigger, better, bolder future for yourself, dear Cancer.  What you desire has global reach and impact.  Go for it, but be sure to also look at what’s happening right in front of you too.  Think globally and act locally this year.  You have a tremendous need for stability.  Don’t lean on others too hard for support as you transform.  Part of this journey is learning how to lean on yourself more.  You’ll have the most momentum when the sun is Aries, Leo or Sagittarius.  The second half of the year, you’ll be moving so fast you’re head will spin. Hope you like race car driving!

Leo–8 of Pentacles–You’ll be working hard in 2021, but the good news is that you’ll be making a mint for yourself in the process.  You’re perfecting the details of your process.  Your stamina and tenacity inspire others.  Keep up the good work and the good work you’re doing will keep you flush in 2021.  New doors open for you throughout the year.  Keep a dry cleaned suit or dress ready in your closet at all times “just in case”.  Opportunity opens up when you least expect it.  You’ll feel this energy most when the sun is in Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

Virgo–9 of Pentacles, Reversed–This is a card full of native Virgo energy.  The new year may not have you feeling quite yourself.  You want to be partnered, as a opposed to going it alone.  The old maxim “Wealth is empty when it is not shared” may be ringing too true for you.  You long to share your abundance.  You’re being called to do some intense self-love this year.  Yes, even more.  Scout out new directions and possibilities.  The tried and true has become the boring and blah.  Experiment.  You’ll have clarity when the sun is Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

Libra–Page of Swords, Reversed–Libra, you’re learning a new skill or a new process in 2021.  Stick with it.  It’s a bit of an uphill battle for you.  Don’t give up too soon.  Just when you want to give up and drop it, it comes to you.  Allow your process.  Every mistake is part of the process.  Get clear on your “why” this year in all areas of your life.  Why do you want this partner, that job, that car, etc?  You’ll find there’s much going on below the surface that needs unpacking.  Breakthroughs in insight come when the Sun, Moon or Mercury is in Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. 

Scorpio–10 of Wands–Time to drop some burdens.  You’re carrying too many people, projects, products, regrets.  Too much of a good thing even….It’s time to halve what isn’t yielding results or happiness.  Clinging to the past won’t bring the good feelings associated with it back.  Get clear on your priorities or you stand to wear yourself out in 2021.  Yes, you’re strong.  However, there’s no point in arriving to your personal version of success and happiness half dead.  It will be clearest to you when the sun is in Aries, Leo and Sagittarius what dross needs to be burned away.

Sagittarius–4 of Cups–Apathy and indecision may cloud your judgment this year.  Offers are coming to you, but you may not be able to give them a whole-hearted yes.  Cycles of four are important.  Give things four hours, four days, four weeks, four months before saying no or yes as appropriate.  There’s been a longstanding tension between having to do what perceived  you must do and what your heart truly, deeply wanted.  This year is the year to bridge that.  Add some orange to your life to restore your zest.  You’ll feel this when the moon is in Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer.  

Capricorn–King of Pentacles, Reversed–Capricorn, you start 2021 a little off.  After some major astrological energy in your sign in 2020, suddenly, it’s a ceasefire.  Its’ time to drop your defenses and re-invest in yourself a bit.  Most of your siege is over.  Let your passion come through.  Your reserve has been running your life for too long.  Capricorns walk their walk.  It’s time to talk and to advertise to monetize more.  Things are dropping out of your life like autumn leaves.  Allow nature to take it’s course.  You’re feeling this now, as the sun is in Capricorn, again when the sun is in Taurus and in Virgo and again in late December.  Allow this release so the new can come in gracefully.  

Aquarius–Ace of Wands, Reversed–In 2021, you’ll want to take action, Aquarius, but feel intimidated by the task at hand.  Take the first step, even if it’s scary.  Walk softly and carry that big wand and you’ll see big results.  You have to direct others at this time.  Be sure what you’re asking for is crystal clear and actionable and the results will be compelling.  Acting large and in charge is your calling in 2021.  Go big or go home when the sun is in Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.  You’ll see huge gains.  

Pisces–Temperance, Reversed–Pisces, 2021 is a balancing act.  Remember titration from high school chemistry class?  You’ll be titrating all year long.  Subtle, careful moves are called for, but you also need to know when to say “enough is enough”.  You’ll be shepherding a lot of transitions this year:  graduations, changing schools, moving and other life or business events in that vein.  The culmination of this will be when the sun is in Sagittarius, but you’ll feel it during the last week of every sun sign and at the equinoxes.  Embrace your inner alchemist in 2021.  

May your 2021, be safe, well, prosperous, happy and beautiful!

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Your Halloween Blue Moon Tarotscope

When I think of a blue moon, that saying, “once in a blue moon,” immediately comes to mind. In celebration of Halloween and the blue moon, this tarotscope focuses on what surprised may be in store for each sign from this full moon until the next full moon. Read your sun and moon sign for this special night!

Aries– The Sun.  Surprise victory or success.  Lucky opportunity comes from a Leo.  The sun is shining on all your endeavors til the next full moon.  Make the most of it.

Taurus–The Moon, This card landed neither upright or reversed.  It’s time to get some objectivity about your emotions.  This seems to me like a “void of course” moon in a way.  Don’t make major moves.  Instead, recuperate and reflect on your needs and desires between now and the next full moon.  It may be time for a spiritual retreat.

Gemini--Two cards popped out.  The Knight of Cups and The Hierophant.  Someone may be wanting a big commitment from you.  A trip to the altar? A dream job? Perhaps. Surprises come from Taurus friends or lovers and Pisceans.  It’s time to make a journey of love and creativity.

Cancer–6 of Wands.  You’ll be publicly celebrated between now and the next full moon.  Prepare to be in the public eye.  You’ll be doing a lot of humble bragging under this influence.

Leo–2 of Pentacles, reversed.  Your task til the next full moon is to restore balance.  It’s time to drop the ball on a project that’s outlived its usefulness to you.  If you do this, you’ll receive something greater, but you need to free up space in your life to receive better. 

Virgo–7 of swords reversed.  Something you thought was stolen will be restored to you.  Keep an out for people who don’t have your best interests at heart from now til the next full moon.  Mind your words and ideas and take care with whom you hold counsel.  

Libra–2 of Pentacles, upright.  You’re an expert at balancing and you’re called to teach it–whether you’re balancing someone’s books or doing yoga.  Between now and the next full moon, ask yourself what areas of your life you excel in balancing.  That’s where you’re called to teach, be of service and make money.  

Scorpio–The Hanged Man.  This is also popped out neither upright or reversed.  It’s horizontal.  It’s time to lie down and take stock.  You do need pause and a shift in perspective.  You’re literally off-axis.  Recalibrate between now and the next full moon.  Get grounded and breakthrough. It may be time to impesonate a Taurus friend to find balance.  

Sagittarius–Money is on it’s way to you between now and the next full moon with the Knight of Pentacles.  You’ll have to be patient though, with a process you may find tedious.  The Knight of Pentacle is slow, but rarely gives up.  Keep your tenacity and determination up through the next full moon.  

Capricorn--The Hanged Man with the 6 of Pentacles.  A financial deadlock breaks between now and the next full moon for you, Capricorn.  the money you’ve been praying for will arrive.  Between now and the next full moon keep up an attitude of gratitude and count all your wonderful blessings.  

Aquarius–The World, reversed.  You’re nearing the end of an important cycle, Aquarius.  However, some thing has been left unhealed or unsaid.  Release stubbornness between now and the next full moon.  If you need to say “I’m sorry,” now is the right time.  

Pisces–Your hard work is being noticed, Pisces, by all the right people, between now and the next full moon under the influence of the Three of Pentacles.  Keep up the good work.  You may get an unanticipated promotion or raise.  Honor your excellence and artistry.  Now is a good time to try some new techniques.  

YOUR SUMMER SOLSTICE TAROT-SCOPE

For the Summer Solstice and Eclipse, read your sun and moon sign.

Overall, our collective solar energy is Knight of Swords, reversed. Our lunar energy is Temperance.

This is all about looking before we leap. We must proceed gently and measured-ly in the next six months. Our thoughts and heart may be in conflict. Honor your heart but don’t act on whims. Reactivity brings pain; responsiveness, change. Don’t burn bridges unless you’re willing to blaze another pathway. Get control of your thoughts. Scattered thoughts make for scattered, haphazard actions. Healing comes when we acknowledge the ripple effects of our thoughts, actions and decisions.

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ARIES–The Justice--Ask yourself what’s fair. The Justice card indicates that you’ll be pondering what’s really balanced and reciprocal from now until the Winter Solstice. Are the scales tipped? If you’re wondering if there’s really enough give-and-take in an relationship, chances are the scale is already tipped. Look at your relationships with clear eyes and remember to fight fair when necessary. Temper tantrums may need to be dealt with.

TAURUS– 6 of Pentacles– Focus on what you can give,from now til the Winter Solstice, instead of what you think is expected of you. Give from a cheerful heart instead of feeling like you owe someone or you “should”. It’s not a gift if it comes with expectations. Stand tall and don’t wait to be begged.

GEMINI– 8 of Pentacles–Gemini, prepare to work it, literally. You’ve got a mountain of responsibility to take on from now til the next solstice. Be diligent, stay on time and stay on schedule. You’re making a mint for yourself if you can stay disciplined in the next six months. Take pride in your work but keep humble.

CANCER–King of Pentacles–It’s time to become the sovereign of your money, Cancer. Rule it or it will rule you. How can you demonstrate financial leadership–whether it’s in your business, charitable activities or under your own roof? It’s time to take control.

LEO–The Magician, sideways– Leo, your will is powerful from now to til the Winter Solstice. However, you need a to exercise strong discernment. You can have what you desire, but is what you desire in your highest good? You have the toolS you need. Get clear, honest and specific with yourself.

VIRGO–The Hanged Man, reversed–Virgo, you’re breaking longstanding bonds that have kept you living life too small. You’re not waiting around for anyone or anything anymore. You’re going for it. Just be sure to get grounded. Your perspective is totally new, but you need to get your feet on the ground before you leap to the new vision you have for yourself.

LIBRA–3 of Wands–Libra, you have deep emotions that you want to take action on, but you’re still understanding the depth of your feelings about a situation. Your patience will be tested from now until the Winter Solstice. Do you truly believe what’s meant for you will come to you? Train your attention on what you desire, rather than what could have or should have been.

SCORPIO–3 of Swords, Reversed–After many betrayals, your heart remains intact. From now until the Winter Solstice, you are called to heal your heart. Name them, speak them and you’ll be free of them . What have you learned from these disappointments and more importantly, what can you teach others through your experiences? You are called to teach what you know–how to heal.

SAGITTARIUS–7 of Cups, reversed–You’re about to get pretty clear-eyed about a situation, Sagittarius and you may not Like it. Yes it’s okay to dream big, but don’t accept delusions. It’s time to manifest what’s in your vibrant imagination. Choose your best idea and run with it. Now through the Winter Solstice you’ll be challenged by the pragmatic considerations of manifesting your many visions.

CAPRICORN–4 of Pentacles, reversed–Time to let some old “debts” go, Capricorn. Your challenge is to release what’s no longer serving. For energy to flow in your life, you can’t hoard grudges, old beliefs, old habits or old coping mechanisms that don’t serve you even if they feel “safe”. Money is on your mind from now til the next Solstice. Let it flow. Let it grow. Challenge your long-held assumptions about money.

AQUARIUS–Knight of Pentacles, reversed–Some money that you’ve been expecting to arrive is still slowed. Where can you find and express gratitude? An attitude of gratitude will help you manifest this financial boon faster. You’re also ready to challenge your value in the marketplace for the next six months.

PISCES–9 of Cups–Pisces, you’ve earned the right to be happy with yourself. Don’t let others take that away from you. Shield your energy from naysayers. You’re closing a major cycle in the next six months and embracing what’s truly right and loving for you. Enjoy the fruits of your labor and don’t feel like you have to share everything with everyone. Strong boundaries create more happiness.

Fear of the Future

Create a brighter future…The future is yours…

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The “future” is an abstraction we often associate with positivity, progress and something we can shape.  The truth is we love the future and often fear it at the same time.  I read tarot cards.  I do astrology readings, which more often than not are ways of looking into the future or what’s possible.  However, I know and need to point out that fear of the future often motivates us more often than we care to admit and acknowledge.

As we look towards a post-quarantine, post pandemic world, there is a lot to consider.  Whether we fear future or not is our choice.  Resisting the present undermines our ability to shape the future.  We need to admit that we’re scared, we’ve been naive or neglectful about certain realities.  We need to admit that the world has changed, will not “go back” to where it was and where we were wasn’t all that great either.  We have to shape the future with clear eyes, open minds and open hearts.

How do we do that? We need to ask some questions.

Who am I now?  Answer this honestly.  Own the good and the bad and respect the neutral.

Who do I desire to be?  

What changes, adjustments or work do I need to close the gap between who I am and want to be?

NOW…

What’s the best step I can take, NOW, TODAY, to make those adjustments?

We must also take up these questions as communities, states, and nations.  Who we are today shapes who we become.  We only ever have the present, no matter how much we speculate about what the future could or should be.  It’s time to get deeply present about what our pain points are and what we can do to change them, for the better, in a changed world.

The future is ours, once we fully invest ourselves in the present.

 

 

 

 

 

Your Valentine’s Day Mini-Scope

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Valentine’s Day Quickies!

Drew three Lenormand cards for each sign.

I suggest reading your sun, moon and Venus for a complete picture.

AQUARIUS: It might be time to uproot and prune what’s unnecessary. Make this decision between now and the next new moon.

PISCES: A communication isn’t what you wished for, but may be worth taking a chance.

ARIES: Don’t be naive in love. Stay stable and ask for faithfulness.

TAURUS: A deceitful person is twisting the narrative. Don’t take a chance on this person. Minimize damage already done.

GEMINI: Allow others in, even if you think they’ve been flaky in the past. You’ll receive a delightful invitation. Take it.

CANCER: You know you want a stable home life, but someone is confused about what they want. Keep the lines of communication open.

LEO: You want and need loyalty right now. Careful of those whose plans are too big to be actionable. Someone’s hiding something beneath a pretty facade.

VIRGO: It’s time to free yourself up to be social. Singles gotta mingle for happiness. Your foundation is strong.

LIBRA: You may want commitment from a flaky person, but build a bridge first! A big talk may be necessary with a person who’s unclear about what they want.

SCORPIO: Keep your chin up after small losses. Big luck is on its way. Keep your anxiety down by focusing on what is going right instead of the places and spaces you don’t have access to.

SAGITTARIUS: Someone is not built for commitment and is confused about what they want. Loyalty is a big issue. Listen more closely and read between the lines.

CAPRICORN:It’s time to take a new direction, but don’t be naive about it. Emphasize stability. Balance thinking and feeling.

EVERYONE: The DOG, THE DICE and THE MASK came up several times. Issues with loyalty, risks and deceit are in the air right now. If it’s too good to be true, it is.

Your Eclipse Mini Tarot Reading

This reading combines the wisdom of the tarot with the astrological house most affected by the eclipse on December 26, 2019. Listen in to your sun, moon and rising signs to get the most complete picture of what the next six months have in store for you. Eclipses influence us for six months at a time and are the major themes of transformation. Check your sign for what’s ahead for you in 2020.

2:46 Sagittarius 6:30 Scorpio 11:45 Libra 15:23 Virgo 19:38 Leo 24:13 Cancer 30:10 Gemini 34:34 Taurus 39:33 Aries 43:18 Pisces 47:40 Aquarius 53:22 Capricorn

Your Eclipse Tarot-Scope

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Eclipses give us a special window into what’s ahead for the next six months.  Today’s partial lunar eclipse happens during the Capricorn full moon, and is especially connected with our careers, our karmic burden, fathers and fatherhood and how we build ourselves to be the best version of ourselves.  The moon itself is ruled by nurturing, motherly Cancer, the sign of house and home.  To get the full picture of your eclipse vibes, I suggest reading your sun sign, your moon sign and your North and South Nodes if you know them.

 

ARIES– 9 of Pentacles–  It’s time to stand on your own two feet.  You don’t need a partner for a venture to be successful.  As long as you stay true to yourself, your values and know your value, you’ll prosper for the next six months.  You may have to steady some of your impulses to fully mature some of the opportunities available to you.

 

TAURUS– Knight of Pentacles Reversed –Time is money and money is time.  Some rewards you’ve been seeking in career are taking a longer time getting to you.  Keep all your projects going at a steady pace and don’t give up.   Endurance is your watchword for the next six months.

 

GEMINI–The Tower — A sudden insight or disruptive event may rock your world and test your foundations.  Let what needs to fall, fall.  It’s not on you to stabilize everything and everyone, especially if the foundations are shaky.  You have an awesome opportunity in the next six months to build bigger, better and bolder if you have the stomach to succeed.

 

CANCER– King of Wands Reversed–Be careful of being all talk and no action.  It’s fine to plan, but don’t commit to a person or project without a giving wholehearted yes.  When you find yourself saying, “I don’t know what to do,” ask yourself “What am I really afraid of?”  Fortune favors the bold.  Be careful of being a spitfire.  Unexpressed anger easily festers into resentment, so get an emotional hygiene regimen to get yourself through the challenges of the next six months.

 

LEO– 2 of Cups Reversed– You’re not seeing eye to eye with a business or romantic partner, especially on the day-to-day, routine matters.  The fundamentals of the relationship, the shared values are still intact.  Don’t make mountains out of molehills and celebrate the small victories.  Celebrating the small things girds you both against conflict on larger issues for the next six months.

 

VIRGO– 10 of Wands Reversed — You’re about to drop a big burden that you’ve been carrying for too long.  Congratulations.  Be choosy, though, about what you choose to shoulder next.  Discernment is key for the coming six months.  Let others carry their own weight.  Helping is fine.  Enabling is not.  Keep walking towards your “true home”, with a much lighter load.

 

LIBRA — The Wheel of Fortune — Lucky you!  You’re about to get a fresh start and some awesome opportunities coming your way.  Stay true to your values and principles.  Doing so will help you create more opportunities for yourself.  It’s also time to look at the cycles of your life, of your relationships and gently detach from that which is not serving you anymore.  If things get too emotional, center yourself.  A good centering meditation will serve you well in the coming months.

 

SCORPIO — The Page of Swords Reversed — Think hard before you speak, Scorpio.  Your words have extra power in the coming months and you’d do well to take a spoonful of sugar each day.  Also, listen to the voice of your inner child.  If you find that you’re self-sabotaging, especially in what you say, or don’t say, it might be time do some inner child work in the coming months.  What secrets are you keeping from yourself?

 

SAGITTARIUS — 6 of Wands Reversed — You have the success you’ve been aiming for, but not the fame.  Ask yourself why the fame is so important to you.  You might find the answer surprises you.  Also, be careful of those whose praise comes too readily.  It may feel good to get a lot of compliments, but ulterior motives may be at play with some of those around you.  In the next six months, you’re going to redefine what success is to you and then seize it.

 

CAPRICORN — 10 of Cups — Your wish is granted, Capricorn.  Be sure to share your joy in order to increase it.  The next six months, right up until the sun re-enters your sign, portend immense emotional and personal fulfillment.  All is well.  Your inner skeptic may think that all this is too good to be true.  Don’t listen to that inner skeptic.  You’ve been working your plan for a long time and you deserve all the good your receive.

 

AQUARIUS — 3 of Swords Reversed — Be gentle with yourself, Aquarius.  You’re still healing from a loss.  Listen to your heart and take extra care not to distract yourself from its yearnings.  It’s all too easy to ruminate to try to distance yourself from pain, but it’s time to really get to the heart of a matter.  In six months, you’ll feel more available to love and be creative.

 

PISCES –4 of Cups — Pisces, you’ve got a lot of offers coming toward you, but that small voice of your intuition keeps saying, “no”.  It’s time to get to the heart of what you can say a deep, resounding “yes” to.  Apathy is holding you back.  It’s time to get to the core of what’s emotionally burdening you.  How is being stuck or immobile protecting you?  This is the question at hand until December.  It’s time to get unstuck and passionate again.

Star Power: Kanye West’s Parenting Style

Gemini Kanye West’s chart has a lot to say about his parenting style, especially his relationship with daughter North West.  Listen in to the latest episode of Star Power as I look at the charts of these two famous Geminis.  Also, I discuss The Lovers tarot card and Gemini energy.

Is it Happily Ever After for Harry & Meghan?

Instead of watching the royal wedding, I decided to take a peak into what the stars were saying about Harry & Meghan’s relationship.  I’m not sure if it’s all happily-ever-after for the royal couple, but it’s certainly interesting.

Besides exploring Prince Harry’s & Meghan Markle’s synastry, I also discussed the tarot and the sign of Taurus (it’s why Bishop Michael Curry & Rihanna’s Met Gala dress made headlines) in this newest episode of my new podcast, Star Power:  Celebrities & Astrology.

Listen!

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