Greetings to all my Tarot Friends Around the World,
Here are your Tarot Horoscopes for the week ending the 9th of February 2014. As we are now in Spring, the season of Renewal, Rebirth and of course Spring Cleaning, many of the Readings have an air of new beginnings, determination and resolve about them. We are leaving the darkness of the Winter behind and thoughts now turn to what we want of our lives as the days lengthen and the sun grows stronger and higher in the sky. Spring brings hope, positivity and renewed faith in life. I do hope you enjoy the Tarot Horoscopes below but please remember, they are not based on Astrology or the positioning of the planets. I merely shuffle for each Sign and ask the Cards what it is they need to know for the week ahead. Please do not take any of the Horoscopes are absolute for they are but my interpretations, and interpretations done very quickly at that. Treat them as Fun Readings and as a way of enhancing your Story-Telling abilities. When using the Tarot for Horoscopes, the imagination comes into play along with being inventive and creative with your interpretations.
We have been experiencing terrible storms again in Ireland and the internet connections have been unstable for the last few days. As a result I missed posting about Imbolc, The 1st of February and the first day of Spring. Even though the day has now passed, I will complete my writing on it and post it this week as it has relevance for the whole season of Spring and you may find the information of interest. Coming also this week is the Lesson Content for Lesson 9 and 10 of Part I. This content will cover in-depth information about Health Readings, The Tarot Readers Code of Ethics and also a Step-by-Step Guide to conducting a Professional Tarot Reading from beginning to end, along with Practical Guidelines for Tarot Reading. So there will be lots of new reading material for you to digest and assimilate.
Blessings Be, Vivien (your Tarot Teacher)
Tarot Horoscopes for The Week Ahead
Aries – (Mar 21-Apr 20)
Well Aries, this week may very well have been one you have been dreading for some time. Sitting between The High Priestess and The Star Card there you are all up in a heap about something. This is not like you to be so tense and stressed. It is not exactly in your nature but with two Major Arcana Cards sitting on either side of you, they tell me that the issue or issues involved may be quite serious enough and certainly will have long-term impacts. I believe you have quite a difficult decision to make which may be tearing you in two different directions. You may feel that for the first time in your life you are being forced or asked to do something that does not sit very well with you. Others may have seen you as withdrawn or quiet over the weekend as you have been trying to get your head around what you have to do. You certainly are in two minds about the whole thing but The High Priestess been a Major and also a Two acknowledges the important decision you have to make but does not understand why you are finding it so difficult to make. She tells me that deep down you already know which way you must go. She knows you are not used to sitting with yourself and being still enough to tune into your own inner voice and higher guidance, but it is her influence that has made you retreat into your shell and into a quiet corner over the last couple of days. You cannot think properly if you are surrounded by too many distractions and the advice of others who may or may not have your best interests at heart. She used her influence to subtly pull you into that meditative zone and asked you to use that time wisely. She knows that at this stage you cannot see down the road and the consequences of any actions your decision might bring. However, she tells you that you know yourself better than anyone else and now asks you to be weigh up the pros and cons of each side and be truthful and honest with yourself. One of your choices may sound very exciting indeed and you may feel very tempted in that direction but something has shifted and regardless of how other are promoting a certain decision, you know deep down that it is not for you, not you at all and that you will have to conform to the wishes of others. The Star on the other side provides the answer to your decision and has been specifically drawn by The Magical Powers of The High Priestess to help clarify the decision-making process. She knows what you want and now you must admit it yourself. You want to be free to be yourself and to follow your own path and your own dream. Don’t sacrifice your talents and abilities for the sake of what momentarily dazzles. At the end of the day, one option takes you away from all you every desired to be, while the other takes you closer. The first option may seem like the most obvious and will bring instant gratification but it may not last too long, leaving you disillusioned and unhappy. The second option may involve taking a more difficult path but is more linked to your true Soul Purpose. The High Priestess asks you to be careful about the choices you must make this week and asks you to be true to yourself first and foremost for you will have to live with the consequences of your decisions for some time when we see Major Arcana of this nature.
Taurus – (Apr 21–May 21)
Dear Taurus, like Aries above, you find yourself in somewhat a perplexing situation this week. You too have some decisions to make and these decisions also have you acting out of character. You are normally so much in control of everything you do and so sure of what tomorrow will bring that suddenly finding yourself in a position where you are been asked, or asking yourself, to make a rash and risky decision has left you in a state of inner turmoil. You are being asked to do something that quite scares the hell out of you and totally takes you out of your comfort zone. The thing is do you have the guts to do it? Travel may be involved or even total relocation. There is an air of impatience about you Taurus which we don’t often see. Are things not happening fast enough for you? One part of you is rearing to go while the other part holds you back. You must ask yourself, what its is that so worries you, what is it that holds you back? The potential for exciting adventures lies ahead for you this week but you generally prefer safe and predictable. Take a long hard look at the world you have built around you and see if it offers all you desire? Is it enough for you or do you feel that now might be the time to take a giant leap and hop over that wall in the Two of Wands? You look out and away oversea and to other lands. Could it be that you are thinking of either upping and going or maybe just expanding what you currently have? The Five of Wands acknowledges that you really are all over the place about this and that others might be involved. These other individuals may be in disagreement with what you propose or have other ideas they think would be best to follow. They also may be tasks you have to complete before you will be able to make any move. This may be where your impatience is coming from. It is certain that you stand alone in this situation and it is up to you to now make your mind up about whether to stay in the world you have created or see what else is out there; opportunities that you could take advantage of for example. You understand that there is much competition where you stand now but if you were to spread your wings globally you will be playing to a much larger audience. There is unfinished business you need to attend to, even though you see the massive potential that could be, the Wand bolted to the wall holds you back right now. The High Priestess coming in once more asks you to disregard the din, noise and quarrels of the Five of Wands as really they are quite insignificant and are just a storm in a teacup. She knows you Taurus and believes in your capabilities to sort it all out. Do what you think is right but not before you take your time to seriously think things over. This may not all resolve itself by the end of the week as the High Priestess would prefer you not rush things. She knows you will make that move when you are sure that all is in place. Taurus will be quite happy with that advise and will want to ensure that all those opposing forces from The Five of Wands have been sorted before any major move is made.
Gemini – (May 22–June 21)
Gemini, this week finds you beginning to make real progress in areas that you have been developing and maturing. The Star as your central Card is very promising and shows how much you are coming into your own this week. This has not come easily as your typical hyper self has been put to the test recently, which has caused you many set-backs and upsets. Not one for spending time alone, The Hermit shows how you have had to retreat from your normal activities so that you could spend time reflecting on your issues and concerns. Let me tell you that it was time well spent for you are ready to take centre stage again and can put any troubles of the past behind you now. It is onwards and upwards from now on. I feel you may have felt a bit lost in yourself for some time now Gemini but are now in a position with The Star to understand what it is you truly want to do. Being a Gemini, you have so many interests and abilities but your time spent with The Hermit has helped whittle these down to those which resonate with you the most. You have now identified that which you are most suited to and are most interested in. I do believe that this week may find you beginning a course of study or joining a night class. If not, then you may be beginning to do some research in that direction as you are determined to develop your creative side and hone your true talents and skills. You are feeling more confident and positive about what you want now Gemini and I am glad to see that you now feel more balanced and focussed. The week is bound to end on a high for you.
Cancer – ( June 22-July 22)
This week we find Cancerians in a worrying position. In the middle there you sit and you do not look very happy with yourself at all. In fact you look downright disillusioned with the way things work out for you. The Devil on your left suggests entrapment and possibly been fooled into doing something that is just not you. The Devil can be very persuasive and it may all seem so tempting that you could easily be drawn in to a situation quite easily. The problem is that once in, you will see things in a whole new light and it may leave you deeply regretting getting involved at all in the first place. The Page of Swords stands on your other side and acts as a warning about agreeing to or signing up for something that is not what it appears to be. He asks you to be on your guard this week for you may be approached by the Devil in disguise. Cancer, your natural emotional nature may be played to this week so you will have to be on the look out for anyone who may be trying to take advantage of you. Examine everything very closely; documents, contracts, read the small print and terms and conditions for there is likely to be something out-of-order or clauses that bind you into a situation you would never in a million years actively agree to. Be wary of strangers at the door asking you to buy into rock steady schemes and phone calls from organisations claiming to be legit, as they may not be acting in good faith. For those Cancerians who are trying to stick to their New Year Resolutions, you will find it particularly hard this week as temptation lies all around you. You have been so good up until now but boredom with your new diet or exercise regime may have you wanting to throw the towel in and go on a dreadful binge. The Devil is sitting on your shoulder whispering his usual spin and telling you that ‘what is the point in depriving yourself of all the lovely food you desire for we might all be dead tomorrow’. He encourages you to stop at shops that sell all those things you are so trying to avoid. If you are resolved to give up smoking or alcohol, then this week will find you on the brink of breaking your resolution. The Page of Swords asks you to stand firm against the temptations The Devil throws in your way for he does not have your best interests at heart at all. He just wants to get a tight hold of you again. You have done well shaking The Devil off your back and keeping him at bay up until now. Don’t open the door and let him back in this week. It will be hard, but just think of how disgusted you will feel with yourself if you succumb to his devious tactics as he tempts you to take that sneaky cigarette when no one is looking or buy that bottle of wine and tell no one you had it. He tells you to lie to others by saying that you are still on the straight and narrow, but you will know yourself that you have given in to temptation and believe me, you will feel disgusted with yourself. Be on you guard for he is sure to be on the patrol this week, hidden behind one of his many disguises.
Leo -(July 23-Aug 22)
Lucky Leo. This week finds you feeling chuffed with yourself and concentrating on pleasing your partner. Relationships are forefront in your mind this week and I get the feeling a lot of you Leo’s are already going to extreme lengths to arrange some brilliant surprise for that special person in your life because of approaching Valentine’s Day on the 14th of this month. You Leo’s love to be dramatic and extravagant so will be determined to impress your loved one. The emphasis is on the female aspect of the Relationship with The Empress using her influence on loving couples to be exceptionally generous and giving with each other at this time. The emphasis is on pampering and planning something maybe the two of you can enjoy, like joint Spa sessions or dinner out in a very special restaurant. For the Leo’s who have no financial constraints, there will definitely be no stopping them on the surprise and gift side of things. For those without, there are still many wonderful ways to show you partner just how much you love them. Plan a romantic dinner at home or a special evening just for the two of you. There is much for Leo’s to celebrate in the coming week and you should feel exceptionally blessed. There may be news of engagements, weddings or pregnancies. The Empress and the Nine of Cups also reminds couples of the need for romance and the importance of spicing up your sex life if you have been neglecting this side of your Relationship. Dress up, feel sexy and be sexy with your partner. Ignite the passion in your relationship and it will do wonders for both personal and mutual happiness. It will also bring you closer together as a couple.
Virgo – (Aug 23-Sept 23)
Oh there is something very exciting in store for many Virgoans this week, and like Leo above it revolves around Relationships of all kinds but especially romantic ones. For those Virgoans who have been hoping to meet that certain Special Person or their Soul Mate, this week brings a very strong possibility of exactly that happening for you or at the very least you will think it has. Be on the look out for a rather dynamic and exuberant personality that arrives unexpectedly into your life. This may be someone new at work or a person you meet while out socialising. Whoever it is, he or she is bound to sweep you off your feet and set your heart a flutter. Their presence is very strong around you this week Virgo, so be on the look out. It may be a person from a foreign land or someone who you meet while travelling. This could be the start of a whirlwind romance with high excitement and much passion. Your Cup runneth over with joy, and for those more staid and prudish Virgoans, you may surprise yourself and everyone around you by letting your hair down and throwing yourself wholeheartedly into a romance like you have never experienced before. While this may be exactly what the doctor ordered in your often too sterile and predictable life Virgo, do not let your heart run away with itself, and certainly do not lose your basic common sense. With The Knight of Wands featuring between The Lovers and The Ace of Cups, you are prone to acting hastily or moving too fast. Whereas you may feel you have met the love of your life, it is quite possible that it is too good to be true. Making a commitment to another where relationships are concerned is a serious matter and that is reflected in the nature of the Major Arcana Card of The Lovers. This Card will demand a lot more than the first crazy stage of love and that long-term commitments, or declarations of love, should not be rushed into regardless of how hot you feel for each other right now. For you Virgo you may think this is it, and decide to throw all your eggs into one basket too soon. Wait and see how this relationship plays out in the coming weeks and months. The Knight of Wands taking centre stage may not be able to sustain the high energy and interest he or she has in you, when your true Virgoan, more settled nature begins to take over once more. Whichever way this turns out, just enjoy the moment for what it is for it will truly make you feel more alive than you have felt in a long time, if not ever. Do not think too far down the road about long-term commitments and plans for the future of this relationship as the Knight of Wands may not share your enthusiasm.
Libra – (Sept 24-Oct23)
Dear Libra, with the Spring finally arrived, you know in your heart that changes have to be made in your life and this week finds you doing something at last about making it an actual reality. A definite spring cleaning attitude has replaced the old and major change is on the way once you are committed to following through with it. This week starts the beginning of the transformation from the old you into the new you. You have been at a crossroads for some time now Libra, uncertain of which way to turn but one thing is certain, you certainly do not want to continue in the same manner you have been used to in recent years. It is time to start re-inventing yourself and answering the call from within. Your inner voice has been nagging for some time now but you have found ways of pushing it away or ignoring it. This time, the call is too strong and you know that this week demands you start to act, so whatever it is you want to change in you life, it starts here. With Judgement sitting in the middle it is offering you the chance to start over once again, but in a manner that is more true to who you are. The mists of confusion have begun to clear in recent weeks, and over the coming days you will begin to see the path that lies before you, and what you have to do to get on it with crystal clarity. One thing is for certain, it is time to say goodbye to anything that is negative in your life. The Three of Wands on the left side of Judgement shows you turning your back on an old way of being, the old you and excitedly beginning to move forward onto the path that Judgement has revealed to you. Don’t worry about whether you have what it takes to succeed in this new venture for believe it or not, those around you applaud your decisions, are right behind you and willing to offer support. The Magician on the right side of Judgement agrees with all, for he knows that you have the power now to really do anything you set your mind to and that you are more than capable. Librans are careful planners but often doubt their own abilities. Therefore they need the reassurance of others that they have what it takes, and are up to the job. The Magician does more than reassure you, so you have nothing to worry about except worry itself, which you can be quite good at. You have a strong workable plan that will begin to show signs of manifestation from this week onwards once you continue to hold this new-found belief in your self and the determination to let change in the door. It is time to follow what your Destiny intended for you. Be not afraid to take those first steps regardless of how nervous you might feel. Once you begin to make a move or take action this week, the momentum will start to build and there will be no stopping you dear Libra. Good Luck
Scorpio – (Oct 24-Nov 22)
This week finds Scorpions hard at it and probably taking on more than they are used to as seen in The Ten of Wands. Goals set in the past are reaching their climax this week, and even though you do not know it at this stage Scorpio, you are nearly there. However, the final stretch is often the hardest and is a time when all the tedious details that you had not thought of up to now begin to bear down on you, weighing you down and slowing your forward pace and progress. The high mental and physical energy you are renowned for has kept your going but you are beginning to feel the pain now and as you hit the wall. There is nothing more you would like to do this week Scorpio than to dump the whole lot and walk away, but there is something still driving you on. That something is the fact that your labour is one of love as shown in The Ace of Cups. You are working very hard on a project or area of your life that holds great meaning for you. Crossing the finish line will bring great rewards and you know it. It is just that getting there is wearing you down right now. There are things you could actually delegate to others, but something tells me that this is your baby and you want to be the one that is solely responsible for its success. You have been working so hard of late that you haven’t really had time to enjoy yourself and this week is no different. However, what this week does is bring you that much closer to your heart’s desire. You started this journey with high hopes, and because you wanted it so much. Just keep your head down this week and keep beavering away. Once you start working your way through that long list of things to do and sort, your load will begin to lighten, and with The Queen of Pentacles sitting on the left of The Ten of Wands we see a very successful result and a feeling of pride and achievement. Just remember you are nearly there Scorpio, the prize is in sight and waiting for you. Now is not a time for quitting.
Sagittarius – (Nov 23-Dec 21)
Things are certainly looking up for you Sagittarius this week and you may be in for a run of luck as the Fates of Destiny in The Wheel of Fortune have decided to smile down on you. With the Sun taking centre stage you will be feeling full of positivity and experiencing high energy as you shake off any blues associated with the intensity of The Hermit. You are literally exploding with creativity and sparkling with fantastic ideas. The week ahead proves to be truly inspirational for you and there is little you will touch this week that will not work out for you. You have spent the winter months strongly considering your future and taking stock of life under the guidance and influence of The Hermit. Then it was a time for reflection, contemplation and hibernation. However, it is now a time for action and movement. This week will have you feeling busier than you have for quite some time now Sagittarius, for The Wheel of Fortune adds to the high energy and activity of The Sun. It is a week for socialising and getting out and about. Spring is in the air and although the days are still cold and night comes all too soon, the Sun is beginning to climb higher and higher in the sky which especially pleases you. This week will find you looking forward as you begin to come out of the hibernation period of The Hermit on The Left. When we compare these three cards, The Hermit certainly looks out-of-place. He represents the dark time of the year which thankfully Sagittarius you can kiss goodbye. Your time spent with The Hermit has left you wiser and in a better position to make use of the coming weeks and months. With the Spring beginning its reign once more as the Wheel of the Year turns, it means that summer will not be far after it. This week will find you looking forward to the summer and possible thinking about where you will take your vacation this year. It also marks a time when you will feel inspired and at your most creative. Both The Wheel of Fortune and The Hermit would advise you to use the energy of The Sun wisely and maximise its potential when and where you can, for it will not last forever.
Capricorn – (Dec 22-Jan 20)
What is up with you this week Capricorn? Your normal cautious nature surrounding finance and business looks under threat with the appearance of The Knight of Wands taking centre stage. There is an urge to rush and be hasty here, or perhaps he is trying to fire some enthusiasm into you, or even show you new ways of doing things. On one side of The Knight of Wands we have the Seven of Pentacles showing you deliberating over your situation this week and wondering what you should do. You have certainly been working very hard Capricorn, but this is nothing new for you. Hard work is your middle name. The King of Pentacles on the other side of The Knight of Wands is sitting waiting for all the rewards from that which you have been working so hard on. He will not want to be disappointed by a poor return on his investment so you had better think carefully about what you are going to do now. The Knight of Wands may be asking you to take a risk, or has been sent by The King of Pentacles to put pressure on you to complete a task you believe may take more time than you first envisaged. So what do you do now Capricorn as you lean on your hoe deciding whether enough work has been done or not? You have worked in a methodical and thorough manner up until now. Are you to finish in a rush, possibly leaving things undone or half-done, or do you stand your ground and ask for more time? The pressure is coming from the top and The Knight of Wands is but the messenger. However, The Knight of Wands might be able to show you a more efficient manner of bringing your task to conclusion. Not by taking short cuts or unnecessary risks but he might have new techniques or methods that you have not heard of, or have been reluctant to try for yourself. Maybe this week will find you stepping out of your comfort zone and possibly trying new ways of doing things. Advice and demonstration may come from a source you are generally not comfortable working with. It might be time to move with the times Capricorn and drop some of your stubbornness, and fear of modern ways and technology. Your fear of scarcity may have you anxious about spending in areas that need new investment and refreshing right now. Open you mind this week to how others are doing things. You may learn something that will surprise you.
Aquarius – (Jan 21-Feb 19)
This week starts for in a negative manner dear Aquarius. You feel quite stuck in yourself or in your situation. There is a strong chance that you feel you have been made a scapegoat of by someone and The Hanged Man shows you in a difficult position to do anything about it right now. Your hands are literally tied but you must use your powerful mind to solve this problem Aquarius for it is all you are free to do right now. There is a chance you need to clear your name, and with the Nine of Wands on the right hand side, there is an atmosphere of mistrust, bordering on paranoia. You are bound to feel very alone in this situation and do not know who you can trust. This is not the first time you have been in this situation and it may feel like someone has it in for you. There have been ongoing battles that you loathe having to be part of, but if you have been the central target of these battles, it is time to use your wits to sort them out. It is true you are smarting from a recent incident or issue but at present there is little you can do about it, as you have little proof right now. However, the appearance of The Ace of Swords on the right side of the sacrificial lamb, The Hanged Man, brings new evidence to light as the Sword of justice cuts through all confusion and doubt to reveal the heart of the matter, which is the truth. So this week will bring break through for you in any battles that have been going on and on and on. These battles may be of a legal nature or personal ones, but it is for sure that the Ace of Swords will metaphorically cut the ties that bind the Hanged Man, therefore setting you free from the unpleasantness you have had to endure for some time now.
Pisces – (Feb 20-Mar 20)
There is nothing for it dear Pisces but to keep your head down this week and stay busy. Unpleasantness may surround you, and you know how prone you are to letting it affect your emotional balance but I do not believe that you have become involved in it or possibly believe that it has nothing to do with you. Rather it is going on around you. Arguments, especially in the workplace make for a disturbing atmosphere this week as those around you seem hell-bent on being difficult and awkward as seen in the Five of Wands. There is a strong sense of lack of team work this week. You like to work in peace and quiet as noise disturbs your concentration as seen in The Moon. You will just have to find a way to deal with it poor Pisces for the last thing you want to do is get involved. Pressure may be put on you to jump into the ongoing battles but you have no stomach for it. You can’t understand why everyone cannot get on with their work and be content, but sometimes problems in the workplace do need to be aired and vented for issues to be resolved and grievances sorted. It does seem as if you are the only one doing any work at all and possibly you are having to cover other work colleagues’ work too due to your conscientious nature. Your commitment to your work is a credit to you but do not isolate yourself from the real issues that are going on around you. What your work colleagues are battling over may bring better conditions or a pay rise for you too. Show an interest if nothing else. For those Pisceans who have been working tirelessly on a project, this week will find you becoming overly concerned and worried about your competition. You worry in vain dear Pisces for The Eight of Pentacles highlights the effort and commitment you have shown. This reflects in the standard and quality of your work which the competition will find hard to match. You must learn to believe in yourself so much more and acknowledge your talents and gifts. You worry unnecessarily, but that is just you being you.
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