THE WEEK AHEAD - (October 25-31)
A leader within the angelic realm and a patron angel of righteousness, mercy and justice he is often depicted as a warrior most often carrying a sword. Archangel Michael assists in situations where you are afraid, confused or concerned for your safety. He helps to release fear and doubt, and supports us in making life changes and is often said to work closely with those who perform healing work or provide spiritual teaching. He can even fix mechanical and electrical problems!
Additional areas where Archangel Michael can be of assistance include courage, direction, energy and vitality, all aspects of life purpose, motivation, space clearing, worthiness and self- esteem. He is the only Angel mentioned by name in all three of the major sacred texts of the world’s religions - the Torah, the Bible and the Qur’an. In all of these faiths, believers consider Michael a leading Angel who fights evil with the power of good. Michael is an exceptionally strong Angel, who protects and defends people. He is concerned about truth and justice. Believers say that Michael communicates boldly with people when he helps and guides them.
ARIES (20 MARCH –20 APRIL)
The appearance of the card, The Fool suggests that you long to be carefree and without any cares in the world. And because of that you are likely to miss what is being offered to you by primarily the universe and those who are close to you. The Four of Cups shows that you could be given options to do things in a particular way,but you may not be in a mood to take it because all you want to be right now is without any responsibility or care. Does it really work that way? You might want to review your life and the way it is to be able to understand or even see how you are in a good place. The Five of Pentacles indicates that all it takes is a slight correction of perceptions and the ways of looking at things for you to know all is good the way it is. There will be a time for being without the cares of the world but now is not that time. Sometimes being carefree can be counterproductive.
TAURUS (20 APRIL – 21 MAY)
Do not try to pull the carpet under anyone’s feet- because this week you will feel many times to do that. Life is not a game of one upmanship so watch out for your intentions and motives when dealing with people. The Seven of Swords shows a light propensity for this and also thinking in a particular way is not going to serve you too well. There is a tendency to be secretive and also run away from a scene of action but refrain. The Nine of Pentacles puts you in a comfortable position when it comes to money and finances. You are living a good life despite what is going on in the world when it comes to money and wealth. You are in a good place. Not just that but the coming days also shows promise for further gains and wealth accumulation as well as good plans for the future. The Three of Pentacles shows that you are going in that direction.
GEMINI (21 MAY – 21 JUNE)
Literally, the Sun is out there for you — the Sun card suggests a bright situation especially when it comes to your children and youngsters in your life. Will be success and pride in all that they do and they will shine. There is also a chance for new arrivals in families and ensure that you are prepared for this. The Five of Wands however shows some hostile and tense situations in the work area mostly. There will be friction, words said and tempers flying around. This could also overlap in areas of finance and money and there will be times when you wouldn’t want to discuss it with everyone. But you might have to, especially, if you are running a company or part of a large one where this could be the key area of discussion. The Four of Pentacles brings this element to the fore.
CANCER (21 JUNE – 23 JULY)
If you feel inundated by conflicting emotions and feelings don’t be surprised. The time is like that. The Queen of Cups could have the most of you especially the women in a state of emotional turbulence. The Queen of Cups shows that you would be trying very hard not to succumb to all that drama that could surround you, but it will be there for you to experience and let go. Meanwhile, the King of Pentacles shows up to give you a week of good finances and leadership. There could be influential people who are leaders in their fields and in commanding positions to help and goad you into doing things on a larger scale. This could make you feel good but at the same time burdened by the scale of things. The Ten of Wands brings heaviness when you consider all that you need to contend with. The work situation does not feel light by any means.
LEO (23 JULY –23 AUGUST)
The Ten of Swords brings you a feeling of being crushed under the weight of your thoughts and at this point in time an overactive imagination. You could be feeling pinned down by the way and direction your thoughts are taking you. Like you would reign in a galloping horse bring your thoughts back to you and consider how they are just thoughts and right have no basis of reality. This is something you are doing to yourself. The High Priestess is there to show you that the path to education is still high on your priorities and the learning never stops. She is also there to show you that she is present as a Goddess in this auspicious time of Navaratri. Since she is in white, she is the one who propels you to learn and gain knowledge.
VIRGO (23 AUGUST – 23 SEPTEMBER)
Some things will brighten up this week for most Virgos. The Star card shows that you are in the limelight with the spotlight right on where your talents and skills will be the focus. You will feel good and also spurred to do more because of all that attention and appreciation. This will apply especially to the female subject of this sign. The Page of Wands brings focus to those you feel responsible for — could be co-workers, children and anyone who you have mentored or even looked after in some way. You will be particularly interested in their achievements and work-related successes. The Queen of Swords shows a good degree of control over what you survey, and your world will go in the directions you wish it to go. The Queen suggests that there will be clarity of purpose and you will ensure that things are done the way you want.
LIBRA (23 SEPTEMBER – 23 OCTOBER)
Looking beyond the shores of where you are, you long for travel and for things to go back to the way they were. The Three of Wands shows how much you are looking at distant lands for your happiness and achievements. But don’t forget you are already standing on top of things and doing very well too. From where you are it all looks good so take the power of illusions into account. The Page of Cups shows how youngsters will be doing well when it comes to projects, ideas and other creative ventures. This also shows that you could be waiting for the right person to come along — in work, personal life and generally infuse your life with fresh energy. The Ace of Swords shows you in a good position when it comes to your work, thoughts and leadership abilities.
SCORPIO (23 OCTOBER – 22 NOVEMBER)
The winning spree continues for most Scorpions — World card is one to show that if you have been feeling down under then it is now time for things to go upwards. You will feel fulfilled and successful and get all the things you desire within permitted limits. It also shows how the King of Cups will rule this week where you will be under the influence of someone very powerful and strong where you can benefit and work your way to a more fulfilling work situation and also put yourself in a good mindset to be able to take on new responsibilities. You are poised to doing something really well and be the only person to be taken on as you seem to be the best for this. The King also suggests that it is time to put strong emotions behind and be a bit of a stoic appearing kind of a person. The Hanged Man however will not things go very easily and smoothly.
SAGITTARIUS (22 NOVEMBER –22 DECEMBER)
Your plans are now ready to fructify. The Four of Swords shows that even as you are planning important things for yourself you are also touched by a tinge of despair. How this is possible can only because of a doubting mind. Confidence and straight thinking are the need of the hour and you should look at the future with hope and trust. The Eight of Cups shows that you are in a mood to run away from all the things that are confronting you right now. The Emperor however brings stability and power to your life through mentors, elders and other wise souls who will provide direction and guidance. You could also connect with those who have passed on and get their blessings especially when you feel overwhelmed and emotional.
CAPRICORN (22 DECEMBER – 20 JANUARY)
You could be feeling a bit isolated and alone at this point in time. The Hermit shows that there is a feeling of loneliness and a time of introspection where you will want to shun company and frivolous talk. But you are guided by the Higher Forces, so you are not really alone. You are guided and guarded so rest assured that this is something your mind is telling you. Just an illusion. Strength is what you need at this time and that is the card that has also come to tell you that you will need to keep negative emotions at bay so that you can do what you do best without being hampered by low energies. Do this and all the right things will come your way. That is what the justice card is telling you. And if you feel you have not got your dues all this time then now is the time when it will.
AQUARIUS (20 JANUARY –18 FEBRUARY)
Working hard is part of your character and the Eight of Pentacles comes up to show this aspect. You do this well because for your success means working hard and getting good financial compensation for that. This also means that you will be single-minded when it comes to doing things concentrating only on work and not much else. The Five of Cups brings about a solitary life where you will not have interaction with too many people. Your life will be defined by the fact that you like being with yourself. But that is a contradictory state because you also feel lonely and alone sometimes which is in contrast to your being only with yourself. You can see the world before you, but you are not taking that leap of faith to be more companionable.
PISCES (18 FEBRUARY –20 MARCH)
The Page of Wands shows a week of promise when it comes to work and work-related activities. The Page also means that new projects, ideas and new ways of thinking could be on the anvil. The Tower also corroborates this because it signifies changes for those you are least expecting it. The changes could be uncomfortable because it means throwing out the old and accepting the new. This is going to happen, and you need to be prepared. This could be in the area of work and anything to do with progress and growth. The Four of Pentacles seems to follow this line of thought because you will definitely be engaged in the exercise of figuring out finances.