August: The Month According to Tarot

Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim
Image by Victoria Constantino

As the eighth month of the year, August is associated with the energies aligned with the number eight, which, symbolically, is a lemniscate (the infinity symbol) turned on its side. Whatever it means to you, the number eight is filled with potent symbology that may include a reminder of our eternal nature and the infinite progression of things, of time, of change which is constant, and growth, evolution, and abundance. This month, the cards tell a story about trusting ourselves, finding balance and harmony, and letting in what we’ve been asking for, which may require making room by letting go of the old stuff. Some good, old-fashioned self care and fun outings with friends or loved ones may be in order to help us gain perspective over the weeks ahead.

Q1: Overall energies of August: Ten of Pentacles

Tens are often associated with completion and fulfillment. The Ten of Pentacles may indicate financial prosperity and the receiving of abundance and resources. It can also tell of prosperity in business and career as well as fulfillment in areas of life concerning the physical world, which may include relationships and overall life goals.

How to make the most of the energy this month: Because our expectations and beliefs inform our reality to a large extent, expecting things to come our way draws them to us like a magnet. We’re all capable of living abundant, prosperous, fulfilling lives in which we are living our highest manifested reality, and this card says great things are on their way. This month’s guidance is to practice living in the now moment, appreciating yourself and your experience wherever you are and whoever you are now. 

Centering yourself in the moment can help with releasing expectations, blocks, and resistance. Go easy on yourself; if you find yourself veering into lower-vibe energies like worry and fear, catch yourself, stop, and recalibrate. Practicing doing this produces positive results over time and steers your habits of thought and energetic momentum toward the positive, creating new energetic pathways and more beneficial habits and thought patterns, and ultimately, more beneficial outcomes. Reaching a positive critical mass tips the scales toward the positive and manifests what you’ve been asking for, instead of what you’ve been pushing against. Going with the flow can be key.

Q2: Week 1: Six of Pentacles

Associated with harmony, balance, and family, sixes are positive numbers to come up in a spread. This happy card tells of harmony on the home front, of balance and peace in finance, career, and relationships. The Six of Pentacles indicates joy in areas of life associated with the physical world, like money, love, jobs, and relationships. If that’s not looking likely this week, this card is gently steering you toward a mindset of balance and peace and reminding you that you create your own reality through your vibration, which attracts like energies (thanks to the law of attraction, which posits, ‘that which is like unto itself is drawn’). 

How to make the most of the energies this week: Consider where your heart is guiding you. What feels good? Who do you like to be around? What makes your heart sing? Who or what brings you joy? Go there, do that, be with those people. Doing more of what makes you happy leads to more positive outcomes in the end. Feeling good is your indication that you’re in alignment with your truth. Sometimes following your heart means tuning out distractions, going against the grain, and ignoring the often well-meaning advice of others. 

Q3: Week 2: Ten of Wands reversed

It’s time to release your burdens. The weight you’ve carried is unnecessary and most of the time, you never needed to carry it anyway. But we don’t always know the extent of our own burdens or how to let them go. Sometimes we’ve carried them for so long it feels like they’re part of us. Though the weight we’ve carried may have made us strong, we may have forgotten we’ve been carrying that heavy load; maybe we hardly even feel it anymore. But we don’t have to carry it any longer. We’re lighter without it, for sure, and more free—more able to be ourselves, unfettered and lighthearted.

How to make the most of the energies this week: Coming back to your truth, who you really are, your core essence of self, may be of the greatest importance this week and beyond. Though the journey may begin here, the full unfolding is often a process that takes time. This card’s message is to be gentle with yourself. Love yourself enough to let go of what doesn’t serve you. Loving yourself unconditionally is a powerful way to forgive yourself. Trust yourself and who you are now. Breathe. Relax. Flow. Know that you’re powerful, you’re amazing, and you’ve got this.

Q4: Week 3: Knight of Swords

Knights are often messengers and swords are associated with the element of air and the realm of thought. A new message or idea may be trying to make its way to you now. This could be a creative or intellectual idea or concept, such as a business idea, plan, or development. There may be an offer or opportunity awaiting you. If you work with ancestors or guides, they could be urging or encouraging you to take some action. This knight represents a quickly moving energy that is coming in strong and coming in fast. Whatever or whoever it is, it’s headed your way with sure and swift momentum.

How to make the most of the energies this week: Keep your energy shields up and protect your boundaries, as this card can sometimes indicate someone on the offensive. When it comes to acting on ideas and taking action, aligned action—which comes from a place of alignment with the higher self or inner being—is the most fruitful kind of action. Action for its own sake is like stabbing in the dark and hoping to spear an apple. Flowing where your emotions guide you can allow your mind to be the powerful receiver it is meant to be.

Q5: Week 4: Ace of Wands

Where wands are associated with the will, passion, intention, and manifestation, aces bring new beginnings. The Ace of Wands heralds new beginnings, opportunities, and perhaps job offers. Rekindling romance or sparking a new flame is indicated. You may be experiencing a rebirth or transformation of some kind. Allowing the new to flow to you without doubting it or pushing it away ensures you can receive more of what you’ve been asking for, but be aware: it may not arrive in the ways you expected it to. 

How to make the most of the energies this week: Remaining open to possibilities you may not have considered before can open the right kinds of doors. You may feel inspired, confident, ambitious, and spontaneous this week—go with it! Allow yourself to have fun and branch out; explore new terrain and embrace the unknown. If you’re a job seeker, put yourself out there and apply for new opportunities that feel aligned. Similarly, if you’re looking for romance, allow yourself to be found, whether that means joining a new platform or joining groups of like-minded folks in your area.

Q6: Guidance for August: Two of Pentacles

Balance, focus, choices, decisions… These are the focal points of the Two of Pentacles, and it’s what we’re being guided toward this month. When the path is unclear, we can tune into our guidance and trust the options that feel good rather than the logical decision, as our emotional guidance will never steer us wrong. When life feels like a balancing act, it may be good to take a time-out to gain perspective on what’s really important, on what can stay and what can go. This card can sometimes ask us to recalibrate and consider what is more deserving of our attention, to set priorities and choose where we spend our time.

March: The Month According to Tarot

Accurate AF Tarot by Prism + Fleur Design Studio
Image by Victoria Constantino

This month takes us on a journey that begins with our emotional state and where we are focusing in week one, and culminates with the forward-moving energies of The Chariot in week four. March is a three month, and three is a number of manifestation. The strong energies coming in for March are those of making choices and setting goals, and this month and beyond, the universe is asking us to enjoy the process of creation. New things are ready to take shape. This is a hands-in-the-clay time, in which we may find ourselves especially guided to mould the possibilities into something new, which may feel like the next logical step on our journey. We get to be creative and have fun with it. Letting the imagination soar can be deeply rewarding. 

Overall energies of March: Two of Wands

The Two of Wands resonates with choices, balance, co-creative partnership (with one’s own higher self or with others), and enthusiasm. This month, we may feel especially motivated to set sight on our goals and keep our focus and actions aligned with our desired outcomes. New partnerships and collaborations could manifest this month, and we may be setting new goals. We could find ourselves realizing we have outgrown certain aspects or choices that once served us and instead begin navigating toward what is more in alignment with who we are now. If the joy is in the journey, the Two of Wands encourages us to enjoy the process of figuring out what we want (and not how we think it should happen for us or how it should take shape, as that is the work of the universe). Playing in the imagined reality of the state desired can take us far. 

Q1: Five of Cups

The journey this month begins with self-awareness. The Five of Cups is a card of focusing on losses rather than what still fills our cups. Our guidance may be to catch ourselves in thoughts of lack, and to instead pivot to focusing on what we are grateful for. What we focus on grows, and we always get to choose what we give our attention to. Changing habits of thought takes time, persistence, focus, dedication, and practice. Beating up on ourselves for any reason puts us back in the lack energy. Finding things to appreciate about ourselves and the world around us gets the momentum going in positive directions. 

Q2: Two of Cups

Cups are all about the heart, and this two can indicate we are finding or improving emotional balance or strengthening the connection with the intuition, higher self, or relationships with others. We may be making new, harmonious connections this week or finding deeper meaning in our current relationships, whether those are with friends, family, clients, collaborators, or others in our lives. After last week’s emotional awareness and guidance to pivot, the Two of Cups says we are successfully shifting into better harmony and balance. Emotional renewal and an increased positive momentum will help us gain traction toward what we want to manifest.

Q3: Spirit of Wands

The Spirit of Wands corresponds with the Knight of Wands in a traditional RWS deck. Like The Chariot for next week, this card relates to motivation, fast-moving energy, and willpower. This week may find us ignited with inspiration, passion, and enthusiasm. This is sometimes a card of receiving messages, news, and manifestations that bring change. Taking inspired action can lead us to fun, new possibilities, and possibly the first steps on a new path that is glittering with possibility. Remaining in a state of positive expectation can help us to stay in the receiving mode. Keeping the vibe high and staying positive is key. Confidence can take us far.

Q4: The Chariot

The Chariot indicates a quickly moving energy that has gathered momentum and is hurtling full steam ahead. Whatever we have been giving our attention to is reaching a state of culmination and preparing to manifest. We may need to make swift changes to stay on course, but through our willpower, we can reach our destination and overcome any challenges or obstacles. We may need to be either flexible or firm in our decisions and tune into our intuition to determine what feels right at each turn, trusting that we will attain the desired outcome. While this week may bring challenges, we have the ability to navigate them in ways that are perfect for us so that we end up precisely where we’re meant to be.

Guidance for March: Ace of Wands

This card is as much about new beginnings and manifestation as it is about focusing the will with deliberate intention. New ideas and growth are indicated this month, and our guidance may be to flow with those ideas and find ways to get into the receiving mode. Finding the flow state through doing what brings us joy can benefit us tremendously, both in recalibrating when we need to pivot and in receiving inspired action. Spending time with those we love and doing things we enjoy, as well as changing habits of routine and doing something out of the ordinary this month, can bring us new experiences and shake things up a bit. This enlivens us and keeps our energy fresh.

February: The Month According to Tarot

Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim
Image by Victoria Constantino

This month, potent and ultimately positive change is taking place. The supporting energies this month are helping us to step into improved ways of living, thinking, and being, and we may notice that our perception and awareness are heightened as never before. Our spiritual gifts may be increasing, especially as we do the inner work, which may mean releasing outdated beliefs and aligning with our truth in more powerful ways. 

Part of aligning with what resonates may include taking up activities that bring us joy and inspiration. These may be solo activities or, as February is the second month and two is associated with partnerships, we may be collaborating with others on projects that bring excitement and fulfillment. The Emperor and the Ten of Pentacles appear to guide us to find our strength and are supporting us in reaching a solid rock upon which we can build.

Q1: Overall energies for the month of February: Ten of Pentacles and The Emperor

There is great abundance available to us, whether through a new client or employer, or through a business. Trusting the intuition and letting the heart lead us in new directions this month can pay off handsomely. Trusting new ideas may also be key to success. The Emperor can represent an energy (such as that of a business or new endeavor), person, or institution of some sort, and it is one that is steady, strong, solid, stable, reliable, and grounded. This is a rock we can build something magnificent upon, something that will always be there for us and that will provide. 

Something may be getting ready to pay off big time. The best path forward is to release resistance, and get into the mindset and vibration of allowing so we can receive what’s ready to manifest. Strengthening in the knowing that we are powerful creators and that we are capable of receiving and living whatever we wish is like the secret alchemical formula that transforms energy into manifested things, situations, and circumstances. This month, we have the great opportunity to uplevel and to shift into steadier circumstances and move into what we’ve been asking for. We’re reminded that our power is in the now and we create from every now moment.

Q2: Week 1: King of Wands

What can we learn from the king? The King of Wands is a wise leader, powerful in his own right and fair, a masterful creator of his own reality. Like this figure, we can learn to first master our own will, our capacity as creators, and our ability to navigate the world by being strong and steady in the knowing of our power. From there, all things flow. The king carries inspired energy, the power and fire of the will, the freedom of choice, and the impetus to follow the desires of the heart. 

This week, we could benefit from exploring what lights us up, what inspires us, what brings us joy. Making the decision to set aside even small increments of time to do what we love on a regular and consistent basis can add up to something much bigger down the line. Mastery is the result of focus, dedication, and continued practice. We can start the ball rolling on something that will become bigger and better over time. Confidence will take us far. 

Q3: Week 2: Nine of Wands

This week, we can benefit from considering how far we’ve come. Looking at how far we’ve come can remind us of how much better things can be. Through perseverance and tenacity, we’ve overcome so much to be where we are today. The person we are now is the result of everything we’ve learned in the past and the culmination of our experiences. We are strong, perhaps stronger than we know, and we benefit from keeping our boundaries strong as well. It’s healthy to have strong boundaries, and it’s okay (and sometimes necessary) to say no. This week may find us assessing our obligations and duties against what our heart wants. The heart is our truest compass, and it will never steer us wrong. 

How do we feel when we think about or do something? That feeling response is our barometer, the one that lets us know how in alignment (or not) something is for us. Once we’ve identified where we want to go, we can trust that our inner being, our source, is lining it up for us. There is something better for us, and it’s on its way to us the moment we ask for it. We ask vibrationally, and we do this all the time. Simply being happy opens the valve to let in what is ready to manifest for us. We are strong and powerful in our joy. Where the Nine of Wands is about determination and strength, it can also ask us to strengthen our knowing of who we are within so we can confidently move through the world from that place.

Q4: Week 3: Six of Pentacles

Sixes are concerned with harmony, balance, home, and family. This week’s guidance is to seek balance and harmony, and to place our attention on the home, relationships, and domestic concerns. Good news and new opportunities may be coming through this week, and may be something that fulfills our needs, hopes, dreams, or goals (and maybe all of the above!). This six indicates generosity and abundance, whether we are giving or receiving it. Giving and receiving joyfully always benefits us, and it’s almost certain that we will be both the giver and receiver at different points in our experience. Basking in appreciation for what we’ve given and received can help move the needle.

Giving and receiving encourages the flow of abundance, and releasing resources (such as spending money or selling a home) makes room for more resources to flow to us, as long as we are not blocking it with beliefs or resistance. Aligning with the more improved circumstances this week can benefit us greatly, whether that’s seeing and feeling ourselves in the situation or manifestation we wish to move into next or shoring up our beliefs so they match our desires. Simply through reaching alignment with our inner being, we can quickly receive everything we’ve been asking for, which often arrives through an inspired idea received in a place of alignment.

Q5: Week 4: The Hierophant

We may find ourselves shifting our beliefs and assessing or reassessing beliefs we’ve carried with us that are no longer resonant. Throughout life, we learn from the experiences we engage in, and these teach us and help us to move into new understandings that are more aligned with who we are now. This week, we may find that a spotlight is shining on what is out of resonance for us and what we’ve outgrown, whether those are relationships, practices, or ideologies. We may also be gaining traction on deeper understandings of self that aren’t necessarily so obvious.

Five, which is the number of The Hierophant, is associated with change, and there are changes taking place this week, perhaps shifts of great significance. Something may be hovering beneath the surface, unseen but felt. Our senses may be preparing to heighten, awareness is increasing, and transformations like those within a chrysalis are taking place, potent and hidden. Something may be preparing to surface from the subconscious for clearing and subsequent healing, and our spiritual gifts may be preparing to reach the next level of awakening, awareness, or activation.

Q6: Guidance for February: Ace of Swords and Death

New ideas bring clarity and an end to old, outdated beliefs, ways of thinking and living, and energies we have outgrown. Likewise, endings bring new clarity, expansion, understanding, and greater awareness—both awareness of ourselves and awareness of the universe and physical world in which we live. The Death card brings endings that are necessary and positive, although they may not always seem so great at the outset. As we traverse the path in the wake of what’s gone, we’ll find ourselves in a new realm of discovery and enlightened understanding that helps us to align to our deepest truth and wisdom. 

Our guidance this month is to allow what happens to happen, to let go of the desire to control outcomes, to flow, and to take the path of least resistance. Understanding that we have already vibrationally asked for what we wish and that it is already becoming, as soon as we ask for it, can help us to lean into trust in stronger, more meaningful ways, and use our energy to focus more effectively, efficiently, meaningfully, productively, and fruitfully on living from every now moment, which is where our true power always is. 

January: The Month According to Tarot

Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim
Image by Victoria Constantino

This month brings groundbreaking changes. The plates are shifting beneath our feet and the results are transformative. We can support these changes by letting go of the past and by strengthening our knowing of our inherent freedom. Remembering how truly free and powerful we are serves us so very well now, as does releasing what does not serve our highest good and opening our hearts to receive what is ready for us. We are getting ready to step into a more powerful iteration of ourselves and we are expanding magnificently. Our guidance now is to take the path of least resistance and flow with trust, knowing that everything is always working out for us and we are always flowing toward what is aligned with our highest good. 

Q1: The overall energies of January: The Tower

Something is getting ready to leave our lives on a grand scale. Weak foundations are crumbling and things are shifting. Preparations have been a while in the making and the end results are getting ready to make themselves known, whether to manifest in the physical or become apparent within. What is making its exit now is doing so to prepare us to step into higher levels and embrace an improved way of living and experiencing life. This could show up in the form of greater precision in our work, more aligned application of the knowledge we hold within, our intuition becoming evident in manifested wisdom, and in other ways according to our path and where we are upon it. 

We can expect to start seeing and feeling these ground-level changes this month, and they may manifest in how we perceive ourselves and others and in the degree of knowledge we are able to access. Blocks are dissolving and outdated belief systems are on their way out. We are stepping into higher levels of self-confidence and as a result, are shifting our vibration. This attracts new experiences that align with wherever we are vibrationally, and experiences, circumstances, relationships, and situations that are no longer in alignment with us pass out of our experience; this is the natural way of things. As new, better ways are preparing to be born, what isn’t in resonance with us in the ever-evolving palette from which we manifest is falling away easily or possibly in more vivid and dramatic ways.

Q2: Week 1: Seven of Pentacles

Now the work before us is becoming more clear, even if it feels as natural as breathing. What is in resonance with our truth emanates from within us like light from a flame: it is the light of who we are, and it cannot be hidden any longer. A shell that once contained us as we gestated is now shuddering loose and falling away. As the pieces crumble, the light shines through, from within us and from without, no longer obscured, and we realize both what it is we are capable of and who we have been all along. 

The light that comes through is truth: the truth of all that is and the truth of who we are. The manifested results can manifest as higher levels of self-awareness. This energetic movement is as powerful as plates shifting in the earth—magnificent, powerful, and game changing. The work that we do, whether on the physical or the spiritual plane, can move mountains. Once we realize what we are capable of, we are an unstoppable force. The old adage of hiding one’s light under a bushel applies; the sun would not think for a moment that it is small and insignificant—its light gives life to the world, and so does ours. 

Q3: Week 2: Ten of Wands reversed

This week is about letting go. When we release our burdens, when we release the things we have carried that are not in resonance with who we are and do not serve us for where we are going, we make room for more light to enter. Lighter, we become more of who we truly are and can move forward faster and see more clearly where it is we are meant to go. When we carry a burden, our focus is almost entirely on the burden. But once we set it down and realize it is not ours to carry, that there is no need for us to carry it, and that it does not serve us to carry it any longer, we must rest. 

Once rested, we are renewed, restored, refreshed, and we can move ahead with purpose and clarity. We are guided to set intentions to release what does not serve our highest good and trust that, even if we don’t know the full weight, nature, or extent of the burdens we carry, our inner being, allies, and guides are working with us to help us let go. When we release resistance, all things become possible. We can almost see it begin to shift. This week brings powerful transformations that begin within, that begin with the decision to let go.

Q4: Week 3: Two of Cups

Harmonious partnerships are more possible, are made stronger, and open up to us more rapidly when we have made room for them through letting go. These partnerships can be partnerships with the self (the higher self), with others on the earth plane, or with our allies in the nonphysical. We may be seeing these play out in our lives now in this number 6 year, a year of harmony and peace. We may be sensing what is on the horizon through a stronger alliance with and attunement to our senses, manifesting as a form of psychic awareness, which is actually the result of our tapping into infinite intelligence through aligning with the whole of who we are. 

We may also be seeing new partnerships manifesting, the strengthening of existing partnerships and alliances, and new personal relationships developing for us, perhaps unexpectedly. Something new is developing, and it is powerful, harmonious, and beautiful. It restores our faith and trust in ourselves and in others. It rewrites our understanding of what is possible. A new way of partnering with others is coming, and in some cases, it is the unification of energies working harmoniously with one another to create and restore balance, peace, and harmony, both within ourselves and on the planet as a whole. This aids humanity’s ascension and awakens us to greater possibilities and higher levels of being, knowing, consciousness, and awareness, both self-awareness and awareness and understanding of others through unity. 

Q5: Week 4: The World

The World is the last card in the major arcana and signifies the end of a major cycle. Something is winding to a close, and this card in the upright position indicates that we have navigated this cycle successfully and it is closing out in positive ways, perhaps with peaceful resolution. Achievements may be felt or make themselves known in the physical. If felt on the subtle levels or sensed, this may be a commendation from our higher self, allies, and guides for a job well done. We have reached new levels of attainment and are now ready to integrate the lessons we have learned. After or during this integration often follows a period of rest in which we are able to pause before moving on to the next cycle. 

We may find during this time that we are more aware, that we have moved into new levels of strength, or that our spiritual gifts are now more potent or expanded. These new understandings can manifest in different ways depending on our gifts, what we are ready for, where we are on our journey, our current experience, and the ways in which we are open to receiving, perceiving, and understanding. We may begin to experience life in different ways or realize that our perceptions or perspective has shifted. This card is often associated with fortunate endings and conclusions and we could receive a boon before moving into the next cycle. Trusting that everything is always working out for us is most beneficial to us now. 

Q6: Guidance for January: Eight of Swords

We are rising up out of the ashes, the phoenix reborn. We arise transformed, relieved of prior burdens, more self-aware than ever. We realize we cannot be trapped, even in a cycle of our own making, unless we choose it. We are breaking free of bonds; the blindfold is unfurling. We realize how free we truly are and how powerful. We are the masters of our destinies, the creators of our own realities. We devise the world of our own making and it unfolds before us, a carpet rolling out even as we perceive it. As we rise up, our vision stretches out before us, a vista expanding, and we gain the bird’s-eye view.

Now, we can soar, higher than ever before, more free and light and expanded. We fly further faster and come to understand ourselves on deeper levels than we have yet achieved in our human form. The clarity we gain from these new perspectives is the ultimate game-changer, and it is supported by the relief we have and the resulting appreciation for our freedom and our knowledge of it. We now are able to feel deeper gratitude than we would have known had we never explored the contrast. Now, our highest guidance may be to let go of the old as we rise up and let the past crumble as we soar unencumbered. 

2022: A Look at the Year Ahead

Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim
Image by Victoria Constantino

The numbers in the year 2022 add up to six, which is a number of home, harmony, family, and domesticity. This year, changes, adjustments, and developments will be for the attainment of greater harmony and balance in these areas. We can facilitate the ease of change by going with the flow and following the path of least resistance. This is also a heart-opening year, in which we have the opportunity to open our hearts and discover the great source of our light within. Our attunement to the heart is the further discovery of our truth and of the infinite intelligence from which we spring and of which we are a part.

Discovering oneness and strengthening unity consciousness is another theme of 2022. We may be seeing ourselves in others, now more so than ever. Projecting our light illuminates the way for those who may have lost their own. As we each awaken, we are like points of light shining in the fabric of oneness, wherever we are on the planet. As we each awaken to our truth and as we heal, we send ripples throughout the collective, and our light, healing, and awakening is felt by others. In this way, we lift each other up and we light the way for others to find their own path. As more and more of us discover our light, the whole of humanity is lifted up and ascends further up the scale of consciousness. 

January: Ace of Swords

The Ace of Swords is all about clarity and indicates that new ideas are on the horizon. At the beginning of the year, we benefit from setting intentions for the months ahead, establishing clear goals, considering what we want to accomplish, and what we hope to get out of 2022 overall. Where do we want to be by the end of the year? Beginning this new cycle by setting clear intentions establishes the tone for what we manifest through the next twelve months. 

It can also be helpful to keep in mind that, as eternal beings, we are always modifying, learning, growing, and shaping our experience, and this includes making changes to our goals that align to who we are becoming as we grow and change. It’s okay to set goals at the start of the year that then change as we do, as our inner being or higher self is always supporting us in getting to where we want to go. Setting intentions at the beginning of the year establishes a way forward that we can finesse and change as we go.

February: Ten of Cups

Tens are numbers of completion and cups are related to the heart, making the Ten of Cups a card of rich rewards, abundance, and emotional fulfillment. Deep, sustainable, long-lasting happiness is on the horizon now and sets us up for a more secure and stable future—one that is heart-led. This emotional abundance is nourishing to all aspects of ourselves, including the heart, mind, body, and soul. When our hearts are nourished, all good and wonderful things flow from there. 

Regardless of outer circumstances, we can always tap into the wellspring of infinite abundance that flows from the heart. This is done through softening resistance and attuning to our inner being, whether through meditation or other forms of relaxation. We can also reach this state through accessing high-flying emotions like joy and appreciation. Sarah Wiseman writes, “The heart is the seat of the soul,” and when we tune into the heart, we are tuning into our inner being. We may physically feel something clear and pure flowing from the heart center when we reach this state. Accessing this state of alignment brings forth manifestations, great joy, new ideas, and clarity.

March: Three of Swords

Where there is resistance, pain, or blockages, that is where our work is. Those knives struck through the heart on this card need to come out, first and foremost. It’s time to get rid of the pain and release the past so we can begin to heal. Because like attracts like, if we don’t release those energies, we may unwittingly attract more of the same. It’s time to let go and move on, and do what we need to heal. It is through the wound that the light enters. Once we have sent the energies that do not serve us into the light for clearing and transmutation, we can invite the light of our source within to fill us. This begins a powerful healing and realignment process. 

Another approach to the healing process is to simply align with our inner being or higher self. The more we do this, the more we are filled with our own light, and that is where healing takes place. Some may feel more resonance with this method, while other may prefer to take the path mentioned above. Whatever feels right to you is a good way forward. We always benefit from being in our own light and aligning with the source within. 

When we heal, and when we are more filled with our own light, we are more readily able to attune to the whole of who we are, take aligned action, and receive what is ready for us. This sets us on a path in which we are moving steadily toward our goals and walking into our highest possible outcomes. On this path, we strengthen in the knowing of our worthiness, our confidence, and our alignment with our true, innate freedom and power. And from this place, we can move through life as the powerful creators we are here to be.

April: Page of Pentacles

The Page of Pentacles shows us learning something new in the physical realm. This may be a new job or career, financial path, business, or source of income that we are navigating. This is a time of learning, in which we benefit from studying relevant resources, seeking answers to our questions, and doing what is needed to gain a firmer understanding of the new that is in our lives. Practice makes perfect, and, though our first steps may be uncertain or exploratory, with time and practical application, we will start to gain more solid footing.

We are paving the way for our future now, building a stronger basis of understanding so that we are prepared to be our best and move up the ladder when the time comes. We must first do the groundwork before pouring the foundation, and the foundation itself should be strong in order to support whatever we build on top of it. Doing the groundwork is akin to energetic preparation, as everything in existence first began as energy germinated by thoughts and ideas. Creating solid foundations is akin to the preparations we make through learning or study so we can prepare ourselves for a better future. 

May: Eight of Cups

The Eight of Cups is a turning away, and it often arrives when we are striking off in new directions. We may be setting the intentions now to go somewhere new or take another path. This card can arrive at various stages of manifestation, which may include walking away from something in order to make room for a new set of circumstances. It can also let us know that our intentions to take a new path are gathering momentum and are beginning to manifest or will soon manifest in our physical reality. We are making inner and outer preparations now. 

What is interesting about this card is that cups are associated with the heart and the emotional realm. It often arrives when the heart is ready for something new, and we are making energetic preparations, perhaps even unconsciously, and preparing our hearts for the change that is soon to come. Our inner being always knows where we want to be and where we are in relation to the state desired, and helps guide us every step of the way. It may be especially important now to tune in to our inner guidance so we can receive aligned action steps; then, when it is time to walk away, we will do so in divine right timing, which is the timing that is most aligned for us.

June: The Tower

Last month saw us making significant progress on our intentions to head in new directions, and this month, the impending change has gained sufficient momentum to make way for the new. The old tower crumbles so a new one can be built. What isn’t serving our highest good, and anything that stands in the way of the fulfillment of our goals, is leaving our lives now. This is a clearing of energies on a fundamental, foundational level and it may be karmic or tied to our mission for this lifetime. It could also be connected to what we are manifesting, either intentionally or not.

On the outside, what is crumbling may cause shock, upset, or pain, but it doesn’t have to. Its loss can be a welcome relief or we can choose to see it as something necessary and timely. It depends on how we look at it, and perspective is important. If a structure that has been beloved for generations falls, it is because it was not structurally sound and may have caused harm to those who would have chosen to use it. With the old energy gone, we have a beautiful chance to build something new; the slate is wiped clean and we get to decide exactly what we want to create.

July: Three of Wands

Following on the heels of The Tower, the Three of Wands indicates new manifestations. What left us last month made room for the new energies coming in now. Through our focus and determination—and ideally, also through aligned action, which comes from our inner being or higher self—we are lining up with manifestations borne from our intentions. The goals we set previously are coming to fruition. We may surprise ourselves with how effortlessly we are able to attain our goals. Reaching smaller goals greases the wheels for larger manifestations, as these smaller achievements remind us of how powerful we are as creators of our own realities.

We may also be seeing signs of larger goals arriving through similar manifestations or synchronicities. Because like attracts like and what we focus on grows, we may be seeing manifestations we would consider smaller versions of larger goals coming in. This lets us know a few things—namely, that what we are doing is working and we should continue, and it could also clue us in to resistance we may have to the entirety coming in. While we may look at manifestations as smaller and larger, according to Abraham-Hicks, it is as easy to manifest a castle as a button. Energetically, we can just as easily receive one as we can the other, and the biggest distinction is in what we are allowing. If we believe we will receive it, then we will. We can use the evidence of what is coming to us to make any adjustments to our beliefs and vibration as necessary.

August: Seven of Pentacles

Through diligence, focus, and determination, we will succeed. This card shows us focused on our goals and working to achieve them. Last month brought us manifestations, and now we are working, hands in the clay, to mould and shape what has arrived. Working with the clay, we persist until it looks as we wish, and then we take the next aligned action steps. This month, we benefit from allowing our intuition to guide us and from going within. Taking breaks allows us perspective. When we are up close to our creations for a while, it can benefit us to step back for brief periods of time every so often so we can see the bigger picture, or view our creations in another light. 

This allows us to course correct if needed and determine our next best steps. Flowing with the ideas that feel good in the moment as we do this work can help us to elevate our creations. This is a good time to set intentions around making our creations the best they can be. Sometimes this may mean learning new methods and techniques, or considering different approaches. Thinking outside of the box can help us in unexpected ways. What we are creating now has the potential to serve us well for the future and can lead us to wonderful new interactions, goals, and creations. Take others’ advice with a grain of salt, if at all, and trust your intuition above all else.

September: Ten of Wands reversed

Lay down your burdens, says the Ten of Wands reversed. Whether you need to take time for yourself, reassess your schedule or obligations, do some inner work, take a step back from things for a while, or make significant changes in your life, this card says it’s time to let go and take a close look at the burdens you carry. Some of them may not be yours to carry, some you have carried for so long you forgot you were still carrying them, and some simply need your attention. This month, we can pay special attention to what comes into the spotlight, because it may be surfacing to be cleared. The strong message now is to put yourself first and remember you are not greedy for doing so—we are all in charge of our own experience and are each responsible for what we attract. We live in an attraction-based universe and everything that arrives into our experience, we are attracting.

The first step to releasing burdens can be simply realizing we are carrying them. It doesn’t have to be hard, and just because things have been a certain way for a while doesn’t mean they always have to be that way. Sometimes we have to put ourselves first and sometimes that means changing our perspective, mindset, approach, or methodologies. Sometimes it means healing or setting clearer boundaries. It will be different for us all depending on our life path and experience, and depending on where we are in the moment. It’s time to take a close look at what isn’t working and what needs to be done to shift it. Often, through our attention upon it, it will begin to shift naturally, as long as we are not putting up resistance to change. We owe it to ourselves to allow the positive change to flow to us that is meant for us.

October: Queen of Pentacles

The Queen of Pentacles represents abundance, prosperity, and happiness. She is a woman in her power who is successful in all she endeavors to do. Experience is a great teacher, and this queen has learned much. She is now in a secure position and enjoys all life has to offer. She encourages us to look around and find things to be grateful for, as this practice, when done sincerely, attracts more for us to be grateful for. What we focus on grows, and this figure is a teacher by example. The position she has achieved she has reached through her belief in herself and not only her ability to attract abundance, but also her knowing that she is worthy and deserving of it, as we all are. 

The queen’s message is that we are all here to create the reality we wish and that each one of us deserves to live in happiness, freedom, and prosperity. The strong message is also one regarding our own personal sovereignty. When we remember who we are, we remember how powerful we are and the true freedom in which we can live. When we align with our higher self or inner being, we are aligned with the Source energy part of us that is eternal, magnificent, and a powerful force of creation. We each have the ability to live in our power and in the freedom that is an aspect of our highest truth.

November: Six of Cups

The Six of Cups can be a card of nostalgia and one of remembering the path we traveled before. Acknowledging memories that come to the surface and exploring the messages they may have for us can be a powerful source of support and perspective. Where did we begin and where are we now? What are we still holding onto that it is time to let go of? What dreams and goals have we set aside that it would benefit us to reassess and embrace anew? Sometimes the Six of Cups is a card of looking back, acknowledging, and healing, and sometimes it carries a message of remembrance. Remember those dreams you set aside? Did you give up on them and if so, why? Remember you can achieve all you set your mind to accomplish and you are worthy, capable, and deserving of reaching your mostly deeply held desires.

People from our past may reappear now and we can feel into the significance of their presence at this time to determine what our intuition is telling us about their re-emergence into our experience. Are they here so we (or they) can gain closure? How does their presence make us feel? If we feel triggered, this can be information from within showing us where we need to heal. Attuning to our intuition is beneficial, as it is an important source of guidance for us and can help us parse out deeper meanings and better understand ourselves and others. Flowing gently with the path of least resistance and in accordance with our own highest good is indicated now. A message, one that can help us, may be ready to come through. This is a time of assessment and recalibration, a time in which we can can determine a new path forward. 

December: The High Priestess

As the year winds to a close, The High Priestess guides us inward to tap into our power and align with our source of truth. We may be ready to attune to higher levels of spiritual wisdom and strengthen our spiritual gifts. Going within this month aligns us with the season, whether it is the rest and recharging of winter in the Northern Hemisphere or the outward joy of summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Changes are germinating deep within and they are to our benefit. Attuning to the inner world is a strong theme this month. 

“Know thyself” is the clear and resounding message. We are always learning more about ourselves and it is part of our core nature to do so. We are each part of the collective, a point in the fabric of the whole that is One, All, Source. The experiences of each one are a way for the One to know itself. There are deep mysteries within that link us all and individuation is only a construct. When all the world’s a stage, our recognizing it as such brings us to heightened levels of awareness. We can rise above for brief moments in time and yet stay grounded in the experience that causes our expansion.  There is much for us to learn, discover, and know.

Overall guidance for the year: The Moon

This year, we are encouraged to pierce the veil of illusion, and to go within to find the secrets of the universe, which flow forth from the heart. Tapping into infinite intelligence is as easy as aligning with the source within. This year, we may ask: What is truth, and what is illusion? Knowing that our deepest truth lies within, we can go there to find all the answers we seek. 

The moon itself reflects the light of the sun, and its phases reveal varying degrees of light and shadow. It is a reminder that the world is a mirror reflecting back to us what we are projecting. Viewed in another way, the law of attraction assembles the components that are a match to our vibration, and what shows up in our lived experience is a reflection of where we are vibrationally.

This is a year of taking stock, of considering what is showing up for us so we can make any necessary adjustments to our vibration. This sets us on a track to strengthen our awareness of our vibrational offering so we can create a platform from which we align with our intentions, and from there, we can more directly create what we desire simply by setting the intention and then lining up with it. This takes practice and continual adjustment, as it is a process of ongoing, intentional calibration and recalibration to our intentions. As the results show up in our experience, we will realize how very worthwhile this work is and our outward lives will gradually reflect our inner desires.

November: The Month According to Tarot

Welcome to Scorpio Season!

Accurate Tarot by Prism + Fleur
Image by Victoria Constantino

This powerful spread tells a story, one of a journey. On this journey, we begin by focusing our efforts toward our goals and working to achieve them. To get us closer to our goals, we walk away from whatever is holding us back; we may also be walking away from something instinctively or it could be making the preparations to leave on its own, as a part of the natural order and in flow with the universal energies that are always working in our favor. We journey into a new situation, and the old set of circumstances closes out with finality. Soul searching and inner work help us to gain clarity and perspective, and begin to heal. The three eights in this spread tell of a journey to greater abundance, and perhaps a shift to an abundance mindset as we learn to visualize better for ourselves and believe we can have it.

Q1: The overall energies of November: Eight of Pentacles

Resourcefulness and positive potential. The first of three eights in this reading, the Eight of Pentacles shows us working toward a goal and closing in on it because of our focus and efforts, which are yielding results. We may start seeing these results manifest in the physical in large and small ways. Take time to visualize this week and leave the rest to the universe. Trusting that we will receive what we want helps it to arrive with greater speed. Looking at ways to actively work more resourcefully with what we have and with the elements already present in our experience will encourage better ways of achieving our goals. This may involve writing action plans, budgets, and lists of desired achievements.

Q2: Week 1: Eight of Cups

New directions and walking away. Thanks to the momentum we have added to our goals from our focus on them, certain situations may be reaching a state of readiness this week. Doors are closing now so others can open. We’re guided to trust our instincts this week and allow things to line up for us while also putting in the work as we feel guided to do. This could mean making the phone call, submitting the application, or any other action that feels right. When we focus on where we want to be, seeing and feelings ourselves in the situation desired, we begin to head in that direction. Let’s focus there this week instead of looking at where we have been or even looking too closely at where we are. We’re ready for something new and may feel ourselves pulled in that direction. We owe it to ourselves to go where our spirit is calling us. It may be the path to our dreams.

Q3: Week 2: Six of Swords

Resolution and moving on. Where last week, we were walking away, now we’re actively moving to where we want to be. Get ready to climb on board and set sail into the next adventure or take those first steps on a new path. We’re leaving the past behind us and not looking back, heading toward better circumstances and relief, balance, peace, and harmony. Our guidance now is to find the joy in this time of transition, and to allow ourselves the time to reflect and rest. We may have the distinct feeling now of traveling through a certain set of circumstances that are carrying us to our destination. As we rest in the knowing that things are improving, we are more easily able to experience resolution, and to move on physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Q4: Week 3: Ten of Swords

Karmic lessons; it’s only up from here. Where last week saw us navigating away from one reality and into another, this week may see us finalizing certain aspects, and finally reaching a place where we can begin to reflect, process, and just think. In traditional decks, this card often shows a person lying on the ground with ten swords stuck in their back; this symbolism tells us that the worst of the pain, hardship, and struggle is over. An old way of life may be pierced through with swords, something that has passed out of our experience for good. We may find ourselves gaining perspective borne from distance, time, and space, opening our eyes as if for the first time and looking around at this new experience as we see with greater clarity than ever before. Drawing breath as if it were the first in this new life, we may begin to understand with crystal clarity our life purpose, soul mission, or our part in something greater than ourselves.

Q5: Week 4: The Hermit

Contemplation and soul searching. Clarity brings deep knowing and understanding, and this week, our guidance is to spend time in contemplation, which could include meditation, journaling, and working with crystals. Looking within, we may find our greatest inspiration yet and long-sought answers that aid our understanding in powerful ways with far-reaching benefits. Doing this work can put key pieces of a puzzle into place, reveal something of significance, allow us to see the bigger picture, and make connections that feel revelatory. These insights may help us to understand ourselves more and to refine our goals. As we trust ourselves more and strengthen our belief in our ability to create something magnificent, we may find ourselves learning how to dream again, to visualize greater things for ourselves, and to reach higher than ever before.

Q6: Guidance for November: Eight of Swords

Overcoming fears and rising out of self-entrapment. As we move away from limiting circumstances and reach toward freedom and a life lived in alignment, we naturally find ourselves more readily able to leave the past behind, to move forward, and to let go. This month, we can support ourselves and our journey by noticing where our thoughts could be more productive, where we could visualize, imagine, and dream better things for ourselves, as our thoughts equal our point of attraction and like attracts like. Our thoughts become our reality, we are reminded, and as we strengthen our mental ability to focus in ways that help us to rise up and improve, it may benefit us most to consistently see ourselves in the state desired, no matter what the present reality looks like. We can treat it as a game to see how far up we can go, remembering at every step of the way that it can always be better and better and that things can always work out for us. Harnessing these as mantras serves us well. Some mantras for November might be: Everything is always getting better and better for me, all of the time. Everything is constantly improving for me. I thrive in all circumstances. I am grateful for my abundance.

October: The Month According to Tarot

Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim
Image by Victoria Constantino

This tenth month of the year holds vibrant new possibilities. The number ten is all about completion. And where there is an ending, there is always a new beginning. Something new is in store and it’s up to us how we greet it. We may find it useful to visualize and focus where we want the energy to go, so it increases the momentum of what we want to manifest. In October, we can dream big and open our hearts wide to receive what is in alignment for us.

Q1: Overall energies for the month of October: Ten of Wands reversed

This month sees us releasing burdens and old energies, and generally clearing out what does not serve our highest good. While this can happen on levels we are not aware of, such as while we’re sleeping or in the form of subtle shifts in the subconscious, we can support this work by setting the intention to clear all that does not align with our highest good and welcoming in energies that are healthy and aligned for us. We may see situations shifting and things falling away as a natural part of the energetic work we’ve been doing. if we’ve been holding onto something that just isn’t moving forward, it may be time to let it go. As we release our grasp, what has been stagnant can flow. We’ll see more progress once we are able to truly let go on a heart level.

Q2: Week 1: Seven of Cups

This card asks us to consider what we’ve been spending our time focusing on and whether that is something we really want to allow to take up our headspace. We may unintentionally be making something unwanted bigger by giving it our attention. Those shifts mentioned above can also apply to the mindset, as this week our highest and best way forward may be to start focusing on what we do want to make bigger and on where we want to be. The message is to nevermind the getting there, as that’s not our work but that of the universe. This week, we may be called to consider our goals, refine them, and set new ones as we feel guided to do. Our intuition may have a little something it wants us to heed, some new directions it wants us to follow.

Q3: Week 2: The Hermit

Our guidance is calling us this week, and support is all around. It’s up to us when and whether we want to call on our allies and lean into our inner strength and wisdom. Going within can provide clarity and new understandings. An idea like a seed may be gestating, waiting for us to water it with our attention so it can sprout. To find it may require digging deep. Journaling, meditation, and otherwise going within will serve us well this week and perhaps, as we plunge into the depths, we will uncover a gemstone, something that can light our way and show us where it will benefit us to go. This week may call for a divine reset, and getting plenty of sleep will support us on all levels. We are opening up to new wisdom, new gifts and abilities that are part of our true essence. We may be finding the truth within now and seeing new facets of ourselves that help us to gain a greater understanding of who we are.

Q4: Week 3: The Emperor

The Emperor is strong, and his foundations are solid. We may be asked to lean into our innate wisdom this week, and to consider ways we can support the strengthening of our foundations. This week may see us headed toward greater security and we can support this by planning for our future and taking measures to ensure the comfort of our future selves and that we are provided for. Making plans and arrangements to support this is indicated, and we are also supported with this work this week and beyond. Energies are coming in to help us prepare for the road ahead and help us lean into our strength and wisdom so we can make the choices that will most benefit us now and in the days to come. The Emperor can represent a wise, strong leader we can lean on for support or look to for guidance. This person can show us that we have the ability to succeed, prosper, and grow.

Q5: Week 4: Ten of Pentacles

Business and career aspirations are supported now, as are financial planning and investing. The future holds something bright, and we have great abundance available to us now. As we drink from the well of gratitude this week, we may see our hopes, wishes, and dreams materialize before our eyes. Others may show us that we, too, can walk the path of abundance, whatever that means to us. We can allow ourselves to be inspired by our own dreams and hold the vision of our highest and best possibilities, wishes, hopes, and desires. We are allowed to want what we want, and it is good to want more for ourselves. It is good for our cup to be full and this week we may realize that we cannot fill the cup of others, or at least, not in any meaningful or lasting way; we each have to learn to fill our own cup. We can be the wayshower helping others as we live by example and align with our highest and best possibilities.

Q6: Guidance for October: Knight of Cups

An offer is at hand. Travel and adventure are indicated, as is going with the flow. This month, we can best serve our goals by allowing ourselves to get into the flow state and opening our hearts to receive. Something magnificent is waiting in the wings; it’s so close all we have to do is pull back the curtain and it’s there. We may be rekindling romance or reigniting the flame within our hearts that allows us to want more for ourselves, to fall in love with life again, to realize that there are no limits other than our own minds. It may be time to fling the doors to our hearts open wide and realize that every day holds bright possibilities. There is nothing we cannot do, be, or achieve, as long as we will allow ourselves to do it, to be it, to receive it.

September: The Month According to Tarot

Image of tarot spread for the month of September
Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim
Image by Victoria Constantino

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.

March: The Month According to Tarot

March tarot spread
Soul Cards Tarot by Kristine Fredheim
Image by Victoria Constantino

March is coming in with a grounded energy and aspects of strength and stability. We are being asked to hold steady and stand strong in our truth and confidence so that we can manifest with greater ease and clarity. There is a balance of masculine and feminine energies coming in this month, and each lends its own supporting energies to the tasks at hand. The spread tells a story: beginning with The Magician, we focus our thoughts on what we want to create, then move forward into the intellectual, idea-driven energy of the Queen of Swords, where we tap into visualization, goal-setting, and planning before heading into the energy of the enthusiastic, adventurous King of Wands, who adds a sprinkling of good fortune and delivers manifestations into the physical before sending us to the prosperity and success inherent in the Four of Pentacles.

The Knight of Pentacles, along with the Four of Pentacles, The Emperor (the number four card in the Major Arcana), and Strength (which doubles the four to bring us eight, its placement in the Major Arcana) tells its own story of co-creative partnerships, especially that of our earth selves with our divine aspects and allies, who are echoing our efforts in the realms of the unseen—doubling our efforts, as it were. This points to potent manifestations and unlimited abundance. Our efforts are magnified and echo throughout the dimensions in which we are creating. It also indicates that our previous efforts are being compounded with the current energies to bring forth tremendous success and prosperity. The Page of Swords comes in as guidance from the Universe, encouraging us to pursue our interests with diligence and nurture our curiosity with further study as we strengthen our knowledge. This provides us with the stable footing upon which we can build something that will last.

Q1: What is the overall energy of March? The Emperor & Knight of Pentacles

The Emperor is a strong, powerful leader who can represent a foundational aspect of a situation, manifestation, goal, or relationship, or someone who is key in this way. Represented by the number four, he epitomizes strength and stability. With the Knight of Pentacles, who tells of slow, steady growth that provides support for the long term, these two make a powerful combination that brings in grounding and stabilizing energies for the month. Being that manifestation is in focus this month, as the first week’s energy is represented by The Magician, this combination indicates that we are supported by universal energies that are bringing in stabilizing forces to provide us with a stronghold that will support our dreams and goals and all we are creating. This pair points to slow, steady, stable growth as we are building something that will last.

Q2: Week 1: The Magician

Staying focused on our goals is key this week. We are creating as never before, reaching new heights in our ability to manifest. We are alchemists of own reality. Keeping our thoughts focused on the positive and ensuring that our beliefs align with our desires will take us far. Kick out those doubts! They have no place in your future. In fact, any negative belief on any subject will block your manifestations or slow them down. This week, let’s focus on the magic. Allow yourself to dream big and see yourself in your highest and best reality. Remember that you’re not stuck with one goal; just as energy is never static, neither are we, and that means our goals are always evolving as we identify new preferences and make adjustments to previous ones.

Q3: Week 2: Queen of Swords

From the ideation phase to setting clear goals, the Queen of Swords is a powerful creator. She is a visionary who brings dreams to life and visions into reality. This queen is powerful and her inner strength shines through in all she does. The Strength card appearing in week four echoes her energy throughout the rest of the month. This is the week to use your mental power to focus and gain clarity on your goals and dreams, without limiting your manifestations by getting too specific. Think getting into the energy of the end result—seeing yourself driving the new car without giving any attention to how you got it (leave that part up to the universe; it knows the fastest route to get you to where you want to be, and that is probably not a route you would even be aware of). The Queen of Swords lends energies of clarity and focus that support us in visualizing this week.

Q4: Week 3: King of Wands

The King of Wands is enthusiastic and his adventurous nature is evidence of his association with the fire element. Fire is associated with the will, freedom, choice, and manifestation. This card brings a dose of good fortune and indicates success and imminent manifestations. Dreams and visions may spring to life this week, and they appear even quicker when we stand behind them with confidence and belief that they will come about. The fours, Strength, and the Knight of Pentacles in this spread lend viability to the manifestations that the king’s energy brings about. The energies this week support the idealism, zest for life, enthusiasm, honesty, and integrity this king represents. This card also carries aspects of individuality and personal freedom, so the manifestations coming forth this week may also help to support our personal sovereignty.

Q5: Week 4: Four of Pentacles & Strength

The Four of Pentacles in this spread represents solid foundations for our manifestations, success and stability in the material realm, and prosperity in all aspects of our lives. This empowers us with the strength to be able to elevate in other areas of our lives from a place of comfort and stability. The strength in this area helps us to be stronger in others, and supports us as we walk our path and serve our purpose and mission for this lifetime. These cards together are also an indication that we are supported in all regards by our allies in the nonphysical. This support is a stronghold of energy that boosts us and supports us in our earthly lives. Through our inner strength, and our belief in ourselves and in our goals and purpose, we reach a greater place of stability and build from that strong foundation. A strong foundation ensures that we can build higher and reach new heights.

Q6: Guidance from the Universe for March: Page of Swords

The page shows us branching off into something new, starting fresh, and perhaps even shifting our perspective to gain greater clarity. We are encouraged to pursue intellectual studies and follow our curiosity to boost our knowledge and understanding about things we are interested in, remembering that we are interested in them for a reason. Our interest could be a cue from our higher self, who places guideposts to lead us toward our mission and our goals. We are asked to trust ourselves and have confidence yet set ego aside and pursue our quest with authenticity. This card may indicate that we are ready to expand and embrace new challenges.

Whatever you are working on, whatever your goals, now is the time to dream big and aim high. We are elevating further and faster than ever before. Believing in ourselves and moving forward with confidence, our sights set on the end result, will get us to our goals quicker than we ever imagined was possible. We are powerfully supported by a loving universe, which asks us to be clear and focused in answer to the question: What are you manifesting?

Daily Reading: November 30, 2020

Image by Victoria Constantino

Today is the thirtieth day of the eleventh month. Three is a celebratory number of joy, expression, expansion, creativity, community, and manifestation. It can indicate friendships, growth, and increase on many levels of your life. Zero is a number associated with the God-force and zero-point manifestation, a point of creation from which all things are possible. It reminds us of our powerful creative potential, and that we are the creators of our own realities. It also reminds us of the power of our thoughts. Our thoughts are like beacons, a radio broadcast signal we send to the universe to tell it what to deliver to us. The tarot card The Fool is associated with 0, indicating fresh starts, a reset point, and new beginnings. The number 30 brings aspects of happy new beginnings and reminds us to look at what we are creating and the developments in our lives with positivity, enthusiasm, and excitement for what is to come.

Today’s full moon and eclipse are significant in light of the aspects of the number 30. Full moons bring great healing, and eclipses are, like the number zero, a reset point. They often bring sweeping, powerful changes and shake loose what is outdated and what is not working or for your highest good in order to allow those energies to be swept out of your life. This clearing and energetic reset provides a stronger platform upon which can build anew. Today’s eclipse is a partial or penumbral lunar eclipse. Because it is a partial eclipse, its energies are somewhat lessened. This gives us an opportunity to prepare for the crumbling and release of energies that need to leave us and also offers time to go within. It is important for us to take time to do some self-exploration and really look at what is not serving us so we can set intentions to release it now. Journaling can be especially helpful with this, as we write down what we want to release from our lives and burn the paper to set the energies free.

All of this is in preparation for the full solar eclipse occurring just two weeks from now on December 14. Where the moon is associated with the feminine, receiving energies, the sun is associated with the masculine. Any inward looking done now through the next several days will help prepare us as we gain awareness of what could be better, how we would like to improve, and any changes we would like to make. The intentions we set now will pave the way for a great clearing, release, and transmutation of the old energies that will will be swept away powerfully over the next few weeks as the moon wanes, leading up to the solar eclipse. During the solar eclipse, we can set forth new intentions, planting those seeds in the fertile darkness of the new moon and watch them build and grow during the waxing moon phase leading up to the end of the year. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date yields nine, which underscores the closure and finality of this time. It asks us to release so we can heal, to clear so we can welcome anew what is fresh and for our benefit and betterment. We are asked to seek and to expect improvements on every level now. Our knowing that these things are coming to us and developing for us will draw them to us like a magnet. A major cycle on earth is ending, for Gaia and for the collective; the new one begins on Dec. 21–the day of the solstice and the tipping point of darkness into light. As we seek improvements in every area of our lives and visualize ourselves rising up into improved, expanded, elevated versions of ourselves, this uplift is felt by the collective. When one rises, we all rise. The expansion of one is the expansion of all.

Mantra: I release what does not serve me and welcome changes for the better. I am expanding, growing, and improving on every level and in every area of my life. I welcome brighter, new, fresh beginnings.