September: The Month According to Tarot

Image of tarot spread for the month of September
Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim
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September isn’t pulling any punches. The strong guidance this month is to do ourselves a favor and clear the deadwood by going within, releasing all that doesn’t serve us, and considering where we may be creating our own obstacles that stand in the way of our goals. We each have a lot of abundance available to us, even if we don’t realize it yet.

Q1: Overall energies for the month of September: King of Cups

The King of Cups is emotional warmth and protection, a caring and creative soul who wants to be liked. As a king, he is at the top of his game and sits at the pinnacle of leadership. He is someone who leads from the heart. He can represent a friend, an ally, someone you can call on for emotional support. He can also represent an aspect of self. This card guides us to ask a few questions. Are we responsible stewards of our own emotions? How do we nurture and care for ourselves? How do we navigate emotionally challenging waters? We may benefit from taking time for introspection this month and allowing ourselves time to go within, to explore the uncharted waters of the heart, and take a closer look at what doesn’t belong there.

Q2: Week 1 energies: The Emperor

The Emperor is a strong divine masculine energy. He is the wizened warrior who has seen it all and has triumphed over challenges and obstacles. He has created a strong, steady foundation that will support him for many years to come. The Emperor is empowered and self-sovereign, an emblem of the strength we all hold within. This week may find us exploring how we can be more empowered and live sustainably in ways that support our growth. Where The Emperor is not afraid to make hard choices, he follows his own path and always stays focused on his goals. We are guided to do the same, to separate the wheat from the chaff and eliminate with precision and efficiency everything that does not serve our highest good, and to recognize that we owe it to ourselves to do so. Now is the time to gather our strength and take aligned action.

Q3: Week 2 energies: Three of Swords

It’s time to remove the swords from our hearts. This could mean energetic clearing, cord cutting, or taking the time to go within and begin the healing process. The process looks different for everyone and we are guided to do what resonates with us. The process of letting go can change as we do and can be unique for every situation. Setting the intention to process, clear, and heal in ways that are effective and appropriate for us sets the energies in motion. What are we letting go of? What doesn’t belong in our lives anymore? What can we do to move forward? What still hurts? What are we still holding onto that is ready to be released? Sometimes, figuring out where we still need healing can be as easy as noticing our triggers.

Q4: Week 3 energies: The Sun reversed

Where are we blocking our blessings? What obstacles stand in the way of our receiving all we have asked for? What beliefs do we hold that are counter to what we want? Where are we feeling held back and what is the root cause? The Sun in the upright position indicates attainment, manifestations, goals being reached, and success of every kind. It may benefit us this week to explore old and outdated beliefs and to rewrite everything that is not in alignment with what we know now and who we are today. There is always something magnificent awaiting us, improvements of every kind; all we have ever asked for is waiting in the wings. This week is an opportune time to rewrite our beliefs, and to learn what is holding us back so we can get into the receiving mode. The Sun reversed can indicate that we are only letting in a fraction of what is available to us and we may need to do some inner work so we can receive all we have asked for in its fully manifested state.

Q5: Week 4 energies: Two of Pentacles

This may be a week of balancing priorities and things in the material realm, which can include finances, responsibilities, work, studies, relationships, and leisure time. We may find ourselves navigating competing priorities, and we may need to consider what can wait and what needs to be done right away. This week especially, it is important to take time for ourselves, however impossible it seems. Making time for the things we love is a way of nurturing ourselves and can be as simple as getting a coffee on the way to work, taking a short walk, or having a conversation with a friend. The Two of Pentacles can also indicate a second source of income or a job offer. If you are changing careers or seeking employment, this is a positive week to do so.

Q6: Overall guidance for September: Queen of Pentacles

Who’s abundant? You are! This month and beyond, we will benefit from taking the time to appreciate things, circumstances, and people around us. We live in an abundant universe that provides plenty for everyone. When we look for and appreciate abundance in our lives and around us, we manifest more of what we are appreciating. Even if it’s only the blue of the sky or the smile on a stranger’s face, we can always find something to appreciate. One of the greatest benefits of spending time in appreciation is that it gets us into the receiving mode and allows us to manifest more of what we want. By focusing on what we want, we get more of the same. The Queen of Pentacles is a reminder that we all have the ability to live in abundance and to be the masters of our own outcomes.

Daily Reading: February 1, 2021

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As the first day of the second month, today brings the opportunity for new partnerships and bright new beginnings in all aspects of life. Fresh starts and positive outcomes are all indicated today. The image I’m being shown is of a sparkling ocean and a bright sun lighting up a new dawn. The shoreline glitters and the ocean yields treasures in many forms as they wash up on the shore. This is a reminder that there is enough for everyone and that we live in an abundant universe, and also an indicator of the fresh new energies that are flowing in to support us. A new dawn is opening up to us in glittering expanse and welcoming us into the fresh, bright new energies that are flowing in. The ocean’s attributes of cleansing and purification are also indicated. We are guided now (as always) to maintain high levels of energetic cleanliness through intentional deep breathing and meditation. 

All of the numbers in today’s date add up to eight, a number of infinite abundance. Today may bring new opportunities on all fronts, as well as pleasant surprises and the opportunity for advancements. Something beautiful awaits each one of us; if only we believe, we will receive. We can best open up to the wonderful gifts that await us through knowing we are worthy (we are, infinitely so) and that we are deserving of all we desire. Remembering that we first receive the ideas for our goals and dreams because we are worthy and also because we are ready for them can be helpful. Today, the energies are supporting us in setting intentions and in creating new goals not only for this month, but for the remainder of this year and the time that stretches out before us. We are infinite, divine beings of light and we can achieve and live all that we desire. Nothing is out of our reach. All is available to us and we are fully capable of achieving even our loftiest goals.

Mantra: I breathe deeply into the knowing of my true worthiness and exhale all that does not support my highest good. I breathe deeply into the knowing that I am fully capable of achieving great things and living my best life.

Daily Reading: January 26, 2021

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As the twenty-sixth day of the first month, today carries energies and aspects of partnerships, co-creation, harmony, and abundance. Through our harmonious relations with others, we create stability, which in turn provides us with a solid platform from which to build, reach higher, grow, and set our sights on loftier goals. We are strongly encouraged now to dream bigger, aim higher, and look to elevate ourselves more than ever before. What is the best version of yourself you have envisioned? Now go beyond that, above that, and see your best you, and then reach even higher for your even better you. We are always growing, always changing, always learning and we can always thrive, more and more continually. We are asked to release the mindset that if something is good, the other shoe will eventually drop. It doesn’t have to be that way. As creators of our own realities, we can create the life we want. If we set the intention that things will always get better for us, and nurture that with a repeated daily mantra, we can reinforce this as a habit which then becomes a belief. Mantras can be repeated in the mind throughout the day and can help us to establish new, positive thought patterns and beliefs. We can rewrite our thinking in this way, through consistency and focus. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fourteen and five. These numbers indicate the strengthening of foundations in our lives and the manifestation of new opportunities and creations stemming from this more stable platform, which may be energetic or could have to do with our relationships (with ourselves, others, the divine), our perspective, our beliefs, our vibration, our goals, our spiritual gifts, and just about anything else in our awareness. Change is indicated that is either positive on its face or that brings about a release of what was not serving us in order to make room for what is better, stronger, and more aligned. We may be experiencing expansion, either in our manifested reality or spiritually and energetically, and we may be aware of this or not to varying degrees. There is an indication today of subtlety and we are guided to tune into our intuition without preconceived ideas, but simply tuning in and allowing what is available to us to flow into our perception and awareness. The subtleties may be developments behind the scenes and it could benefit us to notice and become aware of them as they are taking shape and solidifying so we can make adjustments and set new intentions where necessary. Tools like tarot and oracle cards can be helpful now in guiding us to new understandings and helping us to better understand what may be hidden or just out of view, as well as anything it would benefit us to prepare for. We are asked to release fear, as it is just an illusion and we attract whatever we focus on.

Mantra: My life is always improving in every way. Everything is always getting better for me. Everything is always working in my favor. I am blessed, I am protected, I am divinely guided.

Daily Reading: January 20, 2021

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As the twentieth day of the first month, today brings forth new manifestations borne of partnerships. Our co-creative efforts with the divine and with those on the earth plane are supported with a divine frequency. New partnerships may be made apparent now. These partnerships create synergy that manifests new energies and brings about efforts quickly in manifested physical form. We are reaching new, elevated heights of being, seeing, thinking, and understanding. Twenty brings clarity and perspective, and may find us dreaming bigger than ever before and looking toward the long-term as we unite our resources and come together with co-creators to build the manifested dream. The two twenties in today’s date followed by twenty-one indicate forward progress that is preceded by clarity; this clarity generates positive momentum that leads us forward and helps us to progress.  We are asked to proceed with integrity in all we do.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eight, which yields energies of infinite abundance and prosperity. Abundance is ours for the asking—and the receiving. Allowing ourselves to be in the receiving mode today is to our benefit. Remaining open to new ideas, possibilities, and opportunities can take us places we never thought we would go, and can lead us to what we desire more quickly. We are asked to remain open to alternate routes, as the universe knows the most direct path toward our manifestations, and it isn’t always the path we thought it would be. Trust is important and we are asked to examine where our beliefs don’t line up with our desires. Do we want something but not believe we can have it? If so, we can rewrite the beliefs that do not serve us with new ones that do, simply by thinking new thoughts until they become beliefs. We are asked not to give up on ourselves or our dreams, and instead, to dream bigger, to reach higher than ever before. Every wish, every thought, every hope is heard, felt, understood, and received by the universe, and it all matters, more than we could possibly know. 

Mantra: I allow my biggest dreams, my deepest desires, and my loftiest goals to flow into my life in the highest and best ways possible. I trust in the universe and receive all that is good with an open heart. 

Daily Reading: January 18, 2021

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As the eighteenth day of the first month, today brings energies of manifesting financial abundance and new opportunities that can lead to increased prosperity. The new developments coming about now are helping to usher out the old and anything that is not working for us. Allowing yourself to tune into positive expectation, excitement, interest, and hope can encourage new ideas that can lead to improved manifested states. We are guided, as always, to stay positive in our thinking.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fifteen and six. We can expect to see energetic improvements through change and expansion. We may also have the growing sense that positive changes are just on the horizon and are encouraged to lean into those feelings, as they are evidence of things unseen coming into being. We may be growing in our awareness and experiencing further spiritual growth, development, and expansion, especially if we are putting in the work. This can be through reading, meditation, and anything we are doing to nurture and develop our spirituality. We are asked to continue using discernment when tuning into any information, as there many different sources of information that are of higher and lower frequencies, and that are more or less aligned to the truth. Developing a keen sense of intuition takes time, patience, and practice, but is well worth the effort it takes to strengthen it. We are divinely supported in our intentions to improve on all levels. 

Mantra: I welcome abundance and new opportunities that are aligned with my highest good. It is easy for me to focus on the positive. 

Daily Reading: January 17, 2021

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As the seventeenth day of the first month, today carries aspects of manifesting good fortune and expanding in our spiritual gifts and abilities. We may receive lightning flashes of clarity and divinely inspired ideas, and may become aware of new opportunities. Tuning into the heart and noticing what feels right and in alignment is a way of tapping into our truest navigation. Today may find us considering how we might like to grow and expand, how we can better tune into our spiritual gifts and abilities, and how we can nurture our natural gifts and talents (such as painting, writing, music, etc.) and make them a bigger part of our lives. Meditation is key, as it allows us to receive messages from the divine and strengthens our energy. Before entering into meditation, we can ask our allies in the light to be present for us, to protect us, and to keep watch around us.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fourteen, and five. Five brings change, growth, and expansion, and, along with the seventeen/eight indicated today, especially highlights spiritual growth and expansion. Fourteen is a number of stability and strengthening in our foundations, as well as manifesting new opportunities that can bring us growth and stability. Fourteen also carries aspects of justice and integrity. Right action is always rewarded, as nothing we say, do, think, or feel goes unseen. We are reminded that we are all part of the fabric of the universe, integral threads that connect to everything. We are divinely loved and supported and are guided to seek higher wisdom and knowledge at all times. Just as we have nonphysical allies, we have physical allies as well that can support us energetically and in our spiritual growth. Among these are crystals, music, and, especially highlighted today, aromatherapy. 

Mantra: I tune into my heart and receive divine messages, guidance, and wisdom. I welcome and receive the opportunities, ideas, and information that will help elevate me.

Daily Reading: January 16, 2021

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As the sixteenth day of the first month, today carries aspects of manifestation and new beginnings that bring harmonious results and generate improved balance and prosperity. The aspects of seven also bring in energies of spiritual development, intellectual pursuits, and good fortune, and highlight our exploration into new career endeavors, upskilling and learning new skills, and strengthening in specialty areas. We are encouraged to read more, to explore more information in areas of interest, and to consider how we would like to grow and expand, both spiritually and in our physical lives. Today is a great day to visualize ourselves in a more elevated state of being. We are asked to aim high, dream big, and allow ourselves to receive as we release resistance and welcome the abundance that is ready and waiting to flow to us.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us thirteen, and four. These numbers underscore the energies of manifestation, new opportunities, stability, and balance. We are guided to ground and meditate today, both to clear and purify our energy and to bring us stability. Old energies are still clearing, and as we release what does not serve us layer by layer, we are best served now by relinquishing our grip on the past, setting down the baggage and the heavy weight we have been carrying, and sending it into the earth to be cleared and transmuted, or visualizing it being transmuted with golden light. Daily meditations benefit us powerfully on all levels, as they clear and stabilize our energy, which impacts our ability to focus and to rest deeply. 

The clarity that meditation provides strengthens us more each day and allows us greater access to our own intuition and higher guidance. Meditation also strengthens our energetic boundaries and our personal energy, which provides protection against energies that are not our own and those unwanted that we may encounter in daily life. It also aids us in clearing ancestral and karmic baggage, which we are still releasing and clearing on a global scale in preparation for the new, brighter future that lies ahead for all of us. We are guided to focus upon the good and positive, upon love and light, and pay no mind to the rest of it. Because we are powerful creators, we can rewrite situations in our minds as we would like them to be, transmuting whatever is undesirable by visualizing and imagining it as we would like it to be. When we are persistent in these efforts, we are sending positive energy to situations that can transform them in positive ways. We are asked to send love and light to those who are in the darkness. 

Mantra: It is easy and natural for me to focus on the positive and to visualize the highest possible outcomes for every situation in my awareness. I ask golden healing light to shine upon the world.

Daily Reading: January 11, 2021

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Today, 1/11, is a powerful day of awakenings and alignment to our soul purpose. It is a gateway manifestation day, and we are strongly guided to think only of the positive and to hold in our minds only what we wish to see manifested. When circumstances do not look as we wish them to, we are instead asked to visualize how we want them to look, rather than observing what is, and thereby continuing the vibration of, the way things currently are. We are reminded that everything in the manifested physical world began as an idea, a thought, or a desire, and that everything we see is the result of manifestations past. We are guided to create new manifestations, to look on what is not yet but what we desire to be and what we wish to see created. Every moment, the world is born anew. With every thought, wish, dream, and desire, our reality is rebirthed. We are guided to hold ourselves to ever-higher standards, and to see ourselves in a more elevated state, not only in the physical but also in who we are, as we reach for higher levels of integrity in all that we think, do, and say, as well as in the vibration that we hold.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eight, a number of abundance. Eight reminds us that we are spiritual beings here having a human experience, and as divine beings, we have at our fingertips the components, or the palette, of all that we desire to create in this manifested reality. It is up to us how we wish to assemble it, and to what degree we wish to allow it into our lives. Heart openings are also indicated now. When we open our hearts, not only are we allowing ourselves to receive more of the abundance that is available to us in every now-moment, we are also opening to the greater part of who we are as spirit, as divine beings and masterful creators of our own reality. Eight asks us to allow all that we have asked for to flow to us, as we open to receive more and more. As we improve at allowing or receiving, we may find that we are increasingly able to let go of old 3D constructs of control, lack, and fear-based mentalities that attempt to keep us small and feeling guilt for experiencing abundance. As more of us open to living the lives we came here to create and experiencing appreciation and joy for living abundantly, we show others the way—even if not directly, through lived or observed physical experience, vibrationally as our joy and allowing resonates throughout the collective and is felt on levels unseen.

Mantra: I open my heart to receive all that is good. I am constantly improving and elevating to higher levels in all aspects of my life.

Daily Reading: January 8, 2021

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As the eighth day of the first month, today carries strong aspects of manifesting. We are powerful creators of our own realities and are fully capable of living the abundant life we desire. Eight is a number of infinite prosperity and symbolizes, not only our eternal nature, but the abundance of the universe in which we live. We are the dreamers of our own destinies and the magicians weaving the fabric of our very own lives. No matter where we are or where we have come from, we are capable of achieving everything we can dream. When we believe in ourselves and in our goals, we are empowering them to become a reality. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fourteen, and five. Fourteen indicates strengthening foundations and new opportunities, while five brings aspects of change and expansion. If you have been seeing 55 or 555 everywhere, know that positive changes are ahead for you that will bring, or are because of your growth and expansion. Pursuing areas of curiosity will prove rewarding now. Looking to where you wish to expand and grow will set the energies moving in that direction. Setting your intentions now for your goals and desires will ensure they manifest; be sure to water the seeds you have planted. Today, we are guided to consider where we would like more freedom and decide how we would like the end results to look. You can find yourself in that place of your greatest liberty, hold the vision in your mind, and keep coming back to this vision to nurture it. This is a way of watering a seed of intention.

Mantra: I allow the abundance that is available to me to flow to me now. I welcome my best life and bless all that is positive.

Daily Reading: December 29, 2020

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Today is the twenty-ninth day of the twelfth month. Twenty-nine suggests co-creative partnerships and is a strong indicator that, along with our higher self and team in spirit, we are supported in our healing as we work to put the past behind us. The number two appears four times in today’s date, a strong indicator that we are supported on all levels and have a strong support system backing us; this can be in the physical but is especially indicated on the nonphysical plane. Each of us has a team in spirit that is loving us unconditionally in every moment, helping us in every way imaginable. We are guided to call on them and ask for their support and assistance with anything that are working on or through. 

Now is the time to move on from what isn’t working. We are always healing on deeper levels, and what we are ready to heal is coming up in our awareness. As we gain an understanding of where we need healing and what it is time for us to release from our lives, simply shifting our focus and attention to what is arising to be healed and setting the intention to begin clearing it begins the process. As always, we are guided to follow our intuition and take any next steps that will support us in our process of healing and releasing the past. Nine is also an indicator that we are expanding in our spiritual abilities, which is a natural result of doing the healing work. The eleven resulting from the two and nine is a gateway number that is opening up the path ahead for us to move forward with our intended life mission. We align more strongly with our purpose when we do this important inner work and, as we progress in our healing journey, we are able to advance even further along on our unique path. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eighteen, and nine. The nine appearing twice in today’s numbers strongly underscores endings and finality as we hurtle onward toward the close of the year. The current energies are still supporting us—as they always are, but are especially potent now—in clearing, releasing, transmuting, and healing traumas, wounds, past energies that are not serving us, and anything in our life that we are ready to let go of or that needs to go to support our highest good. This release clears the path and makes room for the new and better to enter our lives. We are ready, as a collective and uniquely as individuals on our own paths, to uplevel as never before and move ahead into a brighter tomorrow. We can welcome this better future by preparing ourselves energetically, which means doing the inner work. Healing isn’t a one-and-done affair; it takes time, focus, and dedication, and is well worth the effort. It can make the difference between staying stuck or stagnant and welcoming bright new opportunities, happiness, freedom, and unprecedented clarity. Eighteen indicates that, having done this work, we are making way for new abundance, opportunities, and prosperous beginnings to flow to us.

Mantra: I release with love and forgiveness what does not serve me and welcome all that is for my highest good to flow to me. I step forward on the path of clarity, love, wisdom, and peace.