Adrienne’s Monthly Tarotscope
To forecast the coming month, I draw a Major and Minor Arcana card for each sign and offer you my insights.
Hover over the cards to read their meaning.
To forecast the coming month, I draw a Major and Minor Arcana card for each sign and offer you my insights.
Hover over the cards to read their meaning.
Hermit (6 of Swords)
Wisdom is a gift of maturity, not usually something sought out, rather, imparted through personal experience. Maturity is not measured by age or time, but by reflection and integration. When you can look back upon moments in your life and understand the deeper meaning, you usually learn a life lesson, find acceptance or file away a personal piece of knowledge. Wisdom also arrives when you begin seeing the patterns in your life, the underlying connections between your experiences and your soul’s journey. We’re all given endless opportunities to become who we are meant to be. In your process of becoming, you learn (hopefully) to be less reactive to moments of distress, how to define your sense of self through personal values, and how to get through, rather than get over your issues. You’ve got a chance to resolve some of those current issues. Reflect upon your current affairs and notice what has the most power over you. What are reacting to the most and what’s causing the most stress. It’s here that you need to apply some of that wisdom and here that stand to gain even more. If it helps, seek out the guidance of someone else. You’ll hear just what you need to. This is also an ideal time for a short trip – maybe a retreat of sorts. Solitude, not isolation, is always a great way to clear the mind.
Solitude. Wisdom through self-analysis.
Waiting. More internal activity than outer.
A loneliness that leads to a deeper understanding.
Sharing your experiences with others.
6 of Swords
New insights help to overcome old problems often leading to unconventional solutions. Feeling burdened with responsibilities, but doing the right thing to solve them.
A keen ability to analyze and objectify information in order to explain to others.
Solving problems by distancing one’s self in order to gain perspective and see both sides of the dilemma. A release of tension and anxiety after a period of strain.
A journey or short trip.
Death (9 of Cups)
Transitions are a part of life. We all know nothing stays the same, even when we insist on pretending it does. So why are some transitions welcomed and others not? Most often, the changes we resist are the ones we feel least prepared to deal with. That, or we’re afraid of the unknown. You seek security through what is familiar, you find comfort in routine and you are masterful at building a foundation. This month, you’ll need to prepare yourself for an upcoming transition and while the outcome of this is somewhat unknown, you can rest assure that you can deal with the actual process. Focus on what you’re gaining, rather than losing. Reserve your expectations until you have a better idea of what is expected from you. It is likely that this transition is something you’ve been wanting for a long time but didn’t know how to instigate. Don’t be afraid to take a risk in the direction of a cherished dream as well, you are strongly encouraged to move with the tides of change rather then against them. Those who’ve been dragging their feet, what you don’t do for yourself, the universe will help along. If prefer some sense of ‘control’ then find a way to participate.
Transformation of form.
Ending of a cycle beginning of new.
Shedding of old ways.
Giving up destructive attitudes.
Ego death, end of attachments.
9 of Cups
Overindulgence or hedonism.
Emotional stability, fulfillment, and happiness.
Avoiding worries and problems by concentrating on the simple pleasures.
Manifesting what the imagination has visualized.
Doing what you love and feeling satisfied with the process.
Wishful thinking leads to blinding idealism.
Judgement (5 of Wands)
The self-help, spiritual seeking movement over the last couple decades has positioned itself to make us believe that to improve ourselves, we need to be better by doing XYZ… Don’t get me wrong, there’s a great deal of wisdom sprinkled into all of it, however, the underlying message seems to imply, you’re not good enough the way you are. Of course, we can all improve, grow and become better versions of ourselves but not simply through following some set of instructions, or going to yoga, making vision boards, having your chart analyzed, your chakras balanced, you get the point. To be a better version of yourself, you need to first know yourself. Personal fulfilment is the prerequisite to success, yet not fulfillment based on something external or even ephemeral. Becoming is a process by which you acknowledge and accept all of yourself, as it is, then work on making improvements. This month your lesson is focused on forgiveness, the unconditional state of accepting the past and letting it go. A current relationship or project is hindered by something you’ve been holding onto or not addressing. If you need to ask for or offer understanding, do so. Admitting your mistakes is the first step to redemption – forgiving, is the final step to freedom.
Accountability for self.
Recognizing past mistakes.
Experiencing the effects of something you caused. Karma.
Redemption through reflection.
Finding more purpose in life.
5 of Wands
Fear of failure due to minor annoyances in life or love.
A feeling of struggle; you may be striving for something and at the same time feeling immobilized.
Feeling frustrated because creative expression is being restricted.
Self-created oppression through lack of self–awareness.
Competitive forces at hand. Compromises needed to retain the integrity of the original vision.
Hanged Man (10 of Cups)
Sensitive, intuitive, and caring are a few of the ways to describer you. These qualities are nuanced and susceptible to extreme variations. Your sensitivity and intuition make you overly attuned to the slightest problem, you become easily activated when you feel unsafe. You can’t help but care about everything. Your moods can swing from contentment to despair with the changing phases of the moon. Your need to retreat becomes a hiatus from life, and only on occasion, and with great effort are you able to let go. It’s far too common for you live in the past, to compare what is with what was, to cling to sentimentality, fall into cynicism or simply overindulge in pleasure. A peak emotional experience will trigger you this month – positive or negative feelings. Do your best to observe your feelings with equanimity. Don’t become absorbed to the point of blindness. There is a lot to gain through this experience if you can just detach (not avoid) a bit. Try to see yourself through other’s eyes. Trust the moment without needing to control the environment or the other person’s feelings. The first few encounters do not define the outcome, so don’t jump to conclusions or make assumptions. By the end of the month, you will have a different perspective about something you would’ve easily overlooked. Be patient and present. Those who have been stuck in a relational impasse, movement and change are on the horizon.
Letting go of mental control and seeing the situation differently.
Sacrifice leads to success.
Release the need to know.
Do the opposite of what is expected.
10 of Cups
A resurgence of Feeling.
The pursuit of pleasure has been attained. Happiness permeates all aspects of life. Listening to your passions and abandoning all reservations.
Reaching the peak of your emotions, whether good or bad and using the power to let go and move on.
Optimism, self-confidence, love, and contentment are abundant.
Strength (4 of Swords)
The mind-body connection is a powerful relationship. You cannot have peace in one without having it in the other. Your body responds to fear in the mind as your mind responds to pain in the body. Emotions can be thought of as your body’s mind. Think about an aching heart, butterflies in your stomach, a pain in your neck. All these somatic expressions are your body’s language, just like words and mental images are your mind’s. An enduring physical ailment likely has roots in the mind, which also means it can be treated through the mind. Similarly, an enduring mental challenge can be treated through the body. The goal is to create an equilibrium. Your strength comes from your ability to endure vulnerability long enough to tend to it. You must quiet your mind of excessive chatter, soothe your body through breath and relaxation before you can overcome your fears. A mighty contest ensues this month as you confront something that pushes you beyond your comfort zone. Compose yourself before responding and you will win. The goal is not to dominate, it is to dance, to move skillfully back and forth between your mind and body listening to the messages. You’re going to amaze yourself with undiscovered talents and you’re going to impress those around you with all your grace.
Calm determination needed to endure any circumstance.
Self-imposed or social restrictions that inhibit pure energy.
Overreacting out of fear.
4 of Swords
Peace; stable boundaries.
A pause in which nothing changes on its own. Good time for reviewing current status.
Peace of mind is needed; may need to calm the mind of mental chatter or seek the help of another.
Illness due to stress.
Trapped by rigid concepts or intellectual stagnation.
Acceptance of solitude is necessary to reorganize the thoughts and reflect on the past conflicts.
Wheel of Fortune (King of Wands)
Do you remember the old argument about nature vs. nurture? Scientists, psychologists, and scholars have pondered the theory trying to determine which had more influence over the developing person. Another philosophical argument is around destiny: is it preordained, or do we have free will. Both arguments are akin to the proverbial “what came first, the chicken or the egg.” Reductionist views simplify things that are difficult to understand, and while it might be comfortable, it is limited. Most would agree that a holistic view of such matters is more likely. Nature, like destiny, is intimately connected to, and influenced by nurture. So is the case that free will influences your destiny. You have witnessed this: a pattern of behavior that seems to attract similar situations repeatedly. Perhaps you end up with similar partners, authority figures, financial issues, etc. There is something in you trying to learn, evolve, grow into something greater than the first layer of this pattern. Those who feel pushed around by circumstances, succumb to the belief that you are powerless. However, those who challenge the pattern by changing something personal and internal, get of the dizzying merry-go-round. To change your environment, often requires changing the internal view point. Take charge of the free will you have, participate courageously with life, believe in yourself and the potential you are innately born with. Remember, your patterns have formed behaviors that reinforce the same pattern. Get out of the feedback loop and begin creating a life you want.Do you remember the old argument about nature vs. nurture? Scientists, psychologists, and scholars have pondered the theory trying to determine which had more influence over the developing person. Another philosophical argument is around destiny: is it preordained, or do we have free will. Both arguments are akin to the proverbial “what came first, the chicken or the egg.” Reductionist views simplify things that are difficult to understand, and while it might be comfortable, it is limited. Most would agree that a holistic view of such matters is more likely. Nature, like destiny, is intimately connected to, and influenced by nurture. So is the case that free will influences your destiny. You have witnessed this: a pattern of behavior that seems to attract similar situations repeatedly. Perhaps you end up with similar partners, authority figures, financial issues, etc. There is something in you trying to learn, evolve, grow into something greater than the first layer of this pattern. Those who feel pushed around by circumstances, succumb to the belief that you are powerless. However, those who challenge the pattern by changing something personal and internal, get of the dizzying merry-go-round. To change your environment, often requires changing the internal view point. Take charge of the free will you have, participate courageously with life, believe in yourself and the potential you are innately born with. Remember, your patterns have formed behaviors that reinforce the same pattern. Get out of the feedback loop and begin creating a life you want.
Wheel of Fortune
A new phase in life. Cycles of growth.
A goal has been set in motion.
Opportunity for success.
King of Wands
(Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
Self-determination and confidence. A boss, mentor, entrepreneur, or an adviser.
Ideas backed by vision and foresight to make them pay off.
Generating changes in others by selling them new ideas.
Selfish, chauvinistic and egocentric; sometimes pushy and power-driven.
If the King stands for a situation, it refers to the utilization of individual power and the intentional force of a vision.
Moon (10 of Pentacles)
Life is founded upon stability: the body seeks homeostasis, humans seek comfort in tribes, we thrive from regular sustenance, living in sheltered environments and by being able to independently take care of our basic needs. Systems are built to monitor and enable our sense of security. Chaos is seen as the enemy of stability. But is it? Your stability is fine, maybe even better than fine. Perhaps you just bought a house, received a raise or a new job, cashed in on an investment, got married or had a child. Your external conditions might be good, but your internal conditions are beginning to feel a little shaky. Rather than compromise your stability though, you might act out in other ways. You might find a little chaos fulfilling, exciting or just distracting. Be careful, you might inadvertently sabotage something. Another expression of this unease could come in the form or ‘buyer’s remorse.’ Your recent commitment or purchase might cause some waves of doubt. Don’t allow this worry to rob you of your sanity. Stay as calm as possible until the clouds of regret evaporate. On another note, those with grandparents or elder relatives, try to connect this month. Time is finite. Listen to their stories, ask them questions about your history, give them the gift of attention. Lastly, don’t engage in shady financial matters. Pay your taxes, your debts, be honest or else.
Uncertainty. Confusion. Disorientation.
Feeling driven by uncontrollable influences.
Enhanced intuition and prophetic dreams.
Self-deception or unobtainable fantasies.
10 of Pentacles
Resurgence of Accomplishment.
A state of wealth and prosperity on all levels of consciousness.
Current security is stable and steady, but not stimulating.
A sense of being part of a family or protective unit. Grandparents.
Real estate purchase or an inheritance of some sort.
Job security, good income, and success of a worthwhile objective.
Temperance (2 of Pentacles)
Balance is a noble concept that seems to fall apart in practice. We strive to control our external world with hopes of somehow feeling better. We exclude or separate pieces of ourselves to rid out the problems. While these techniques can be valuable, they’re temporary solutions to a more pervasive problem. Balance is a mind-set, it combines adaptability, compromise and equanimity into the practice of regulation. Think about it, life is a series of ups and downs, you are constantly negotiating your energy with others and with your environment. Your thoughts and emotions also in a state of flux, yet somehow you must figure out how to surf the tides. You’ve got quite a few different things your managing: all your relationships, your job/s, your health, your hobbies, your finances, the list is never ending. But how are you managing? This is where regulation becomes paramount. When you begin to feel overwhelmed, you likely tense up instead of breathing, you likely try to solve the problem from a reactionary state of being rather than waiting for the whole picture. Your intuition is strengthened by your ability to be in harmony with opposites. Answers to your dilemmas are discovered when you are flexible with your expectations. Your need to juggle resources this month is what will lead you to an inner state of balance. There is no one right way, so take pride in riding the ups and downs. You’ll find the perfect blend of what seemed to be in opposition. Those in a position to negotiate terms for a contract, you’ve got the upper hand, so go for it.
Creating a balance through opposites.
Finding the middle ground.
Blending of forces.
2 of Pentacles
Understanding the ups and downs as part of the process.
The necessity of remaining flexible during the transition of several propositions.
Ability to juggle money, resources or situations in order to acquire the most productive results.
Harmony within change, flexibility keeps everything moving.
Change and fluctuation of material resources.
Tower (Queen of Pentacles)
Crisis is the fastest route to change. That is, if you don’t cling to what falls apart or try and pretend you don’t care. You’re known for being the eternal optimist, the open-minded bohemian, the lighthearted jokester. But ask yourself how much of this is a defense against feeling powerless, stuck or negative. As a natural opportunist, you’re missing out on valuable resources when you impatiently, “get over it” or my other favorite mantra, “learn the lesson and move on.” You’ve got untapped creative potential, but you need to conserve your energy rather than rushing through. A financial matter you thought was secure will make a sudden change. Wherever there were tiny cracks, there will be big holes. Use your talents to renovate not restore. This could be a blessing in disguise or it can be a major loss. Don’t rush the process or run away from the discomfort. Take care of yourself and find ways to nurture the change. Those who’ve been lazy will fall the farthest. If you’ve been avoiding your responsibilities, there will be a steep price to pay. Don’t take any risks with your health or wealth, slow and steady will see you through this upheaval. If not you, then your partner will undergo these challenges. In which case, you will play the supporting role. Using the same strategy of patience and endurance, don’t make promises you can’t keep. Before you promote hope, practice acceptance.
Sudden influences or changes that will enable new opportunities to emerge.
The truth revealed through crisis.
Dismantling of ego constructs.
Dramatic changes in store.
Queen of Pentacles
(Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
Sustaining and conserving energy and material resources, particularly by making good use of practical talents or creativity.
Accepting responsibility and being fair in business while giving help of a practical nature. Dependence, possessiveness, resistance to change, lazy, and territorial.
If the Queen relates to a situation, it is stable and connected to values.
Hierophant (Ace of Swords)
Isn’t it interesting to think about thinking? Your thoughts are formulated through a lexicon of language you were taught, in a culture you were born into by people who already had a philosophical belief system. If we start off as a product of what we’re taught, is it natural to expect we will eventually challenge those spoon-fed beliefs? The rebellious stage is often a period in which we explore alternative views, although, if only in opposition to what’s established, it tends to die down and we accept the status quo. It’s not usually until there is a personal crisis of faith that we really question why we believe what we do. From this, a personal set of beliefs emerges. A common example of this is when people leave the religion they were brought up in, or when someone asserts their own goals and dreams in the shadow of parents and other authority figures. It takes courage to declare your opinions especially when they differ from those around you. You’ll be confronted with this challenge as you announce to others that you feel or think differently then what they expected. Before you go yelling from the mountain, be sure your actions are aligned with what you believe in. Your morals may be questioned as you exhibit behaviors counter to what you’ve been projecting. For those in a spiritual quandary, this is a good time to seek counsel, particularly if you’re unable to generate a fresh perspective on your own. Similarly, you might find yourself offering guidance to a wandering soul – be direct and speak from experience. Respect is earned not given freely.
Seeking answers through traditions and social structures, religion, and philosophy.
Asking the questions that lead to revelations.
Ace of Swords
Ideas; power of the mind.
New perception emerges out of a seemingly chaotic situation and may be accompanied by a strong feeling of mental anxiety.
The energy of discrimination and discernment.
The beginning of inevitable changes that will shake the complacency of any situation.
Old order is threatened which may cause conflict and separation.
Chariot (5 of Cups)
Emotions are powerful forces. They compel us to react in ways we might not otherwise. They make us think, and often behave like we’re crazy, out of control, irrational. We want to feel passionate and alive, so we become attached to things, people, expectations, then feel disappointment and despair when we lose. Loss and sadness are a part of life, yet they do not define the totality of your life. It’s unfortunate when people become stuck in their misery, unable to rise and master the course of their lives. It’s necessary to process emotions of all kind, but that means movement not complacency. Nothing important comes from dwelling over spilled milk. You’ve been stuck on a feeling, twirling it around in your head like a propeller, going nowhere. It’s time to confront your problem as a warrior, not as a victim. Stop complaining and get on with it. You’ve got enormous potential to make something out of what has been lost, impervious insight to see to the heart of the matter, and the will power to move through whatever craziness arises. Be vigilant and do not let dark emotions steer you off course. Regrets and remorse can be washed away by seeking forgiveness and letting go of the past. There is no point dredging up what cannot be fixed. Compose yourself and ride on. The future depends on how you show up now.
Willpower and courage to confront self-made dilemmas.
Self- control and moral discipline.
Ego – individuality.
Energy to surmount obstacles. Attainment.
5 of Cups
Sadness that is a result of an emotional attachment to an unfulfilled expectation.
A situation of loss where something remains; there are new alternatives to be explored.
Deep sadness of the soul. Regret over past actions. Relying too much on others for love. Betrayed by another or a break up of a relationship.
Magician (3 of Swords)
Using personal skills and talents to create a desired result.
Initiating new goals and endeavors.
Self-awareness, and focus on personal growth.
3 of Swords
Separation; lines have been drawn.
Painful perceptions causing feelings of helplessness or loneliness.
Suffering from a heartbreak and emotional upset due to disappointments in life.
Quarrels, separation, or end of a relationship.
Intellect that needs to be tempered with emotion.
Truth that pierces the heart. Self–pity. Jealousy.