November: The Month According to Tarot

Tarot spread for November
Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim
Image by Victoria Constantino

Sixes indicate harmony and balance, and this month is bookended by sixes that indicate the overall energies and our guidance for the month. Like a harmonious gateway, these influences make November a container of time in which experiences and energies are flowing to us that can bring us to greater levels of harmony, both in our external, physical world (the Six of Pentacles) and within (the Six of Cups), which is where harmony begins.

November also contains two aces, the Ace of Cups and the Ace of Wands, pointing to the heart and emotional realm, and to manifestations, the will, and action. Together, they indicate that, through our emotions and the experiencing of joy and the higher emotions, such as appreciation and fun, we can allow our heart’s desires to strengthen, grow, and come into being. Something new is available to us this month, and connections and opportunities are waiting in the wings. Taking our attention off the things that have been slow to come and focusing instead on where we easily find happiness can speed everything up. 

Q1: Overall energies of November: Six of Pentacles

Pentacles are related to the material, physical realm, and this happy card indicates abundance with plenty to share. New opportunities may be on the horizon, and they could look like new clientele flowing in, new ideas, new business and career opportunities, and new partnerships and collaborations. These energies are there and available for us to harness and do with what we will. 

The universe may be calling you to make the most of the wondrous things that are coming your way, and to consider what exciting things you would do if you had plenty of resources—that is, without getting into a headspace of lack or observing what you don’t have. The idea is to keep the focus positive and be in the energy and the feeling place of having, doing, being, living your best and most ideal experience. This magnetizes it to you like nothing else.

Q2: Week 1: Ace of Cups

Cups are linked to the emotional realm and the Ace of Cups indicates new love, joy, and emotional restoration coming through this week. New beginnings are in the offing. Energetically, something new may be transpiring in the realm of the heart, and it may have to do with feeling new love or opening or healing emotionally. 

New, heart-centered connections may be coming into being now or may be in a place of developing energetically. Not trying to rush things and making peace with where you are, trusting that it will come about in the highest and best way possible, can provide the nurturing energies that are key to the healthy growth of the new that’s developing.

Q3: Week 2: Ten of Wands reversed

The upright Ten of Wands is a card indicating heavy burdens; reversed, as it is for this week, it indicates releasing those burdens. It’s time to let go. We may be carrying around energetic and emotional burdens that don’t benefit us. We may not even realize we have been carrying them. This week, our guidance may be to release anything that doesn’t bring us joy or make us feel aligned, and to cut the ties with whatever doesn’t benefit us in some way. This work is individual, and by necessity, the focus must be on the self. 

Considering what relationships, habits, routines, and energies aren’t serving us, we can begin to see what we need to release. Also looking at the mental realm and any self-talk or thoughts that play on repeat that don’t serve us, we may be called this week to revise our internal narrative. It can be helpful to replace each negative thought as we discover it with a more positive one and to monitor our thoughts to catch ourselves in negative patterns of thinking. This card can also indicate that something is on its way out, ready to exit our experience naturally, and we could see this play out in various ways. It’s time to make room for growth.

Q4: Week 3: Ace of Wands

The second ace to come in this month, the Ace of Wands may indicate something new coming about as a result of our intention and will. Taking inspired action from a place of alignment with our truth and higher self, or our inner being, is our ally, this week and beyond. Flowing with the path of least resistance can lead us right to the answers, things, ideas, and experiences we’ve been asking for. 

Believing in our desires is like watering a seed. Expecting them to come is like adding fertilizer to the soil. Ideas can be powerful manifestations. Running with ideas that feel good, inspiring, and exhilarating can lead to great things. We can benefit from choosing only positive expectations for ourselves, and doing so deliberately.

Q5: Week 4: Three of Wands

With the Three of Wands, one plus one equals three. Two forces coming together co-create and through their synergy, create something new. This could indicate a partnership or collaboration that leads to new ideas and manifestations. We may also be considering how best to navigate new relationships, opportunities, ideas, and physical manifestations that have come into our experience. 

Growth and the ways in which you express yourself, such as through music, art, dance, writing, or some other activity, are highlighted now. The message may be that we find alignment through what brings us joy, and we are encouraged to do those things more often, without getting hung up on the outcomes of our endeavors. When we allow pure creativity and inspiration to flow through us unfettered, the outcome is always wonderful.

Q6: Overall guidance for November: Six of Cups

Cups are linked to the emotional realm, and the Six of Cups indicates finding harmony through emotional renewal and restoration. Coming to a place of balance and peace may look different for everyone, as we are all individuals having our own experiences, distinct from one another with needs that are particular to us and us alone. 

This week may show us where we are out of balance or disharmonious with our own energy and intentions. Whatever finding harmony looks like for you, this month is a time to rejuvenate, rest, and restore your energy. This ensures your needs are met and that you are strengthened and brought into your best possible experience. From a place of strength, we can launch into what comes next. 

October: The Month According to Tarot

Image of the October tarot spread, including The Star, the Eight of Cups, the King of Pentacles, the Four of Pentacles, the Nine of Pentacles, and the Eight of Pentacles.
Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim
Image by Victoria Constantino

October is a pentacles-heavy month, ushering in elements of financial abundance and stability. The energies now are supporting us in attaining a more prosperous way of living. Expecting manifestations and replacing outdated notions of greed with the deep knowing that we are all worthy and deserving of living an abundant, successful life of financial freedom makes more room for prosperity to flow into our experience. As Abraham-Hicks says, you cannot get poor enough to make poor people prosperous, but you can lead by example and show others what is possible. The cards say it’s time to live your best life, and bring a reminder that you are so very supported by universal energies that are always conspiring for your success. It’s time to get out of our own way and let the better flow in.

Q1: Overall energies of October: The Star

The Star is a card of hope and a signal of brighter days ahead. It may be time to raise the bar on our expectations for ourselves, as our expectations and beliefs are so very powerful and are a big player in what we allow to flow into our experience. When we doubt something, it cannot come to us but when we expect it, we magnetize it to us. The Star indicates new opportunities and positive developments, which may take place within ourselves, or in our manifest, physical experience—the external world in which we live, work, and play. 

Q2: Week 1: Eight of Cups

The Eight of Cups indicates a turning away. We may be striking off in new directions or setting our intentions that we want to go another route. Whatever we are flowing our energy toward, universal forces are aligning to support us in arranging the components that will allow the new to come into being. So much is being arranged on our behalf, always. We are guided to trust our desires and know that we desire them for a reason, and to remember that we are powerful and can indeed have whatever we wish. As we turn our attention and focus away from what is passing out of our experience and focus instead on what we want to move toward, we are aiding in its manifestation as long as we believe in it. What we focus on grows.

Q3: Week 2: King of Pentacles

The King of Pentacles represents a person at the top of their game, someone who is perhaps seasoned or experienced, maybe a leader or business owner, a figurehead or influential person. When this card represents an energy, it can indicate stability and financial success and rising to new heights. Being that this card is in the pentacles suit, it is especially relevant to our material and financial success and well being, and can indicate promising new business or career endeavors. If you are beginning a new venture, this card is favorable and says go for it! Good things are to come. Knowing this is so solidifies it.

Q4: Week 3: Four of Pentacles

The Four of Pentacles is material stability and success, financial well being, abundance, and prosperity. Being successful is one thing, being stable in it another. When we trust our own ability to be financially and materially stable, this flows more energies of stability to us. This card may come as a reminder that we are fully capable of being financially and materially stable and prosperous. It can also indicate that new opportunities or the acquisition of land or property are coming into our experience. There is a strong element of trust that comes with this card, which asks us to trust ourselves and our ability to succeed and prosper. 

Q5: Week 4: Nine of Pentacles

The Nine of Pentacles is a card of abundant material and financial success, perhaps indicating a windfall, inheritance, or influx of money, property, or resources. Whatever is on its way may be arriving this week or developing in significant ways that are preparing it to arrive into your experience. Whatever is coming, it will be enough to share with others and to enjoy. Soaking up feelings of enjoyment and fun draws prosperity and positive outcomes to us, and this card advises us to remain in those energies and milk them for as long as possible, to feel them for as long and as often as we can. This card says everything you’ve ever wanted is available to you; all you need to do is let it in.

Q6: Guidance for October: Eight of Pentacles

The Eight of Pentacles is guiding us this month to take stock and recognize how far we’ve come. It asks us to look at what we’ve accomplished and to take pride and pleasure in our good work and achievements thus far. Whatever we’ve been working on, we’ve come far and we should be proud of ourselves. Being in these energies brings us more good and allows more accomplishments, achievements, and recognition to flow our way. This can be a key to opening the pathway for us to receive the energies of abundance, financial stability, and prosperity that are so prevalent this month.