Welcome to the Tarot Horoscope, a combination of Astrology and Tarot/Oracle Cards. Each month I will draw a card for each sign of the Zodiac. That card represents the meditation for the month for that Sun Sign. The Sun Sign represents your “Primary Drive” in life, how you best manifest your Life Path, and how the light of the Sun energizes you each day. This month I have chosen to use the Tarot of the Nile by Uros Pajic from Dabrigh Publishing.
Tarotscope for Aries (Mar 21 to Apr 19)
Maverick Active Fire energy fuels your Primary Drive. Your Life Path energy operates best independently; you must learn self-discipline to manifest your best results. Your card this month is the 3 of Wands. The keyword for this card is “adventure.”
Meaning: The path is clear; you need to invest your time and energy to succeed.
Symbolism: The man holds one staff in each hand, while one staff is behind him. He has a destination charted and is ready to embark on his adventure.
Upright: adventure, and optimism
Reversed: delays, and broken promises
Action to take: You need to look for new ways to do things and new avenues for success. Your answer is “out there,” not where you currently happen to be. You will need to explore the world to find your next opportunity.
Tarotscope for Taurus (Apr 20 to May 20)
Persistent Stable Earth energy fuels your Primary Drive. Your Life Path energy operates best when you feel secure; you must learn some degree of adaptability to manifest your best results. Your card this month is the 5 of Cups. The keyword for this card is, “disappointment.”
Meaning: You have a disappointment you must accept; hidden possibilities have not yet revealed themselves.
Symbolism: The three cups in front of the man represent disappointing relationships. The two cups behind the man represent new hopes that will be enjoyed once he becomes aware of them.
Upright: disappointment, and sadness from loss
Reversed: depression, and despair
Action to take: You will have to process a loss or disappointment, but this card has shown up to remind you that “time heals all wounds,” even if there is a scar. You will have to spend this month working through the emotional difficulties brought on by a relationship or situation that is failing.
Tarotscope for Gemini (May 21 to Jun 20)
Curious Adaptable Air energy fuels your Primary Drive. Your Life Path energy operates best doing tasks that stimulate your mind in a variety of ways; you must learn how to focus-on-demand to manifest your best results. Your card this month is the 4 of Wands. The keywords for this card are, “participation and celebration.”
Meaning: Gather friends and family around you and celebrate together.
Symbolism: Two figures raise their arms in joy while they gather near the four staffs to celebrate an important day or major accomplishment.
Upright: celebration, and socializing
Reversed: unfinished work, and no time to celebrate
Action to Take: Time to network and socialize, which should be right up the alley of a Gemini. Use events to enjoy time with old friends and make new ones.
Tarotscope for Cancer (Jun 21 to Jul 22)
Nurturing Active Water fuels your Primary Drive. Your Life Path energy operates best when you care-take yourself and others properly; you must learn “emotional balance” to manifest your best results. Your card this month is the Knight of Pentacles. The keyword for this card is, “ambition.”
Meaning: Time to take decisive action that leads to concrete results; find the solution and act on it.
Symbolism: A warrior travels to deliver the pentacle, a symbol of commerce between two kingdoms and among people.
Upright: goal-driven, and reliable
Reversed: stubborn, and misdirected
Action to Take: Apply yourself to get concrete results. It may be time to look for a new job, or start a business. Perhaps you need to go back to school, improve your website, or learn a new skill. The energy this month wants you to act, and get paid!
Tarotscope for Leo (Jul 23 to Aug 22)
Strong-burning Stable Fire fuels your Primary Drive. Your Life Path energy operates best when you are creative; you must learn structure to manifest your best results. Your card this month is the 2 of Pentacles. The keywords for this card are, “constant effort.”
Meaning: Time to experiment and try different actions to produce better results.
Symbolism: A man dances with two pentacles in his hands, representing the constant change needed to keep the material world alive and flowing.
Upright: adaptability, and activity
Reversed: interference, and stagnation
Action to Take: Now is the time to experiment and do whatever is necessary to find or build on your success. It is a card about hard work, and the constant effort it takes to get your material needs met. No slacking off this month.
Tarotscope for Virgo (Aug 23 to Sep 22)
Practical Adaptable Earth fuels your Primary Drive. Your Life Path energy operates best when you get all the details in order; you must learn to “see the forest for the trees” to manifest your best results. Your card this month is the 4 of Swords. The keyword for this card is, “rest.”
Meaning: You need a mental break; you need to disengage to save your sanity.
Symbolism: An entombed figure rests while those still living review his life and pray for him.
Upright: rest, and contemplation
Reversed: burnout, and stress
Action to take: You need to disengage this month and take some very important down time for yourself. If you do not find a way to rest your mind, anxiety and fear may overwhelm you. Others will be able to go on without you for a temporary period of time. If you do not take a rest this month, you could burn out.
Tarotscope for Libra (Sep 23 to Oct 22)
Analytical Active Air fuels your Primary Drive. Your Life Path energy operates best when acting logically; you must learn to mix in feelings to manifest your best results. Your card this month is the 7 of Pentacles. The keyword for this card is, “harvesting.”
Meaning: Time to consider how you will invest your success; put resources back into what you have that is successful, or start a new venture.
Symbolism: A man tends a bush of pentacles; his hard work has paid off, and he has plenty for himself and to sell.
Upright: long-term planning, and dedicated persistence
Reversed: lack of vision, and wastefulness
Action to Take: Consider how you will use your income this month. If you are not this individual, then are you tending someone else’s bush? If so, is that good enough for you? Or do you need to strive for more. If you have excess, you should review how you are investing it. If you are doing well in that area, let things be. But, if a solid new opportunity presents itself, seriously consider pursuing it.
Tarotscope for Scorpio (Oct 23 to Nov 21)
Intense Persistent Water energy fuels your Primary Drive. Your Life Path energy operates best when bringing or experiencing transformation; you must learn “playfulness or lightness of heart” to manifest your best results. Your card this month is the 2 of Swords. The keyword for this card is, “decision.”
Meaning: Be at peace with your decisions; do not look back or revisit decisions that brought you to this point.
Symbolism: A woman sits blindfolded, holding two swords, awaiting problems she will help solve and conflicts she will help negotiate.
Upright: an important decision, and need for logical resolution.
Reversed: self-deception, and obstinance
Action to Take: As you face choices this month, be logical and detached. Like the blindfolded figure, you cannot be deceived by the appearance of things. You must make many choices and keep going forward, being at peace with each decision, and not looking back with any regrets.
Tarotscope for Sagittarius (Nov 22 to Dec 21)
Expansive Adaptable Fire fuels your Primary Drive. Your Life Path energy operates best exploring openly and trying new experiences; you must learn to map and record your knowledge to manifest your best results. Your card this month is Death. The keyword for this card is “regeneration.”
Meaning: Death represents endings in the cycle of life, and the power of regeneration. Death, as an archetype, is the thirteenth encounter for the Fool, reminding us that life is finite, which helps us appreciate how well or poorly we are doing in our pursuit of life experience and soul growth.
Symbolism: The skeletal figure of death harvests souls with his scythe; the severed heads are the newest results of a crop that needed threshing. The sun is setting and the dog is pointing in the direction death needs to go to keep doing his work.
Upright: death/rebirth, transformation, inevitability, and cycles
Reversed: arrogance, depression, hopelessness, and severe grief
Action to Take: A major transformation is needed this month. Something in your life needs to be “put to rest” in order for something new emerge and be born. You need to regenerate yourself, rise like a phoenix out of the ashes of a significant ending.
Tarotscope for Capricorn (Dec 22 to Jan 19)
Ambitious Active Earth fuels your Primary Drive. Your Life Path energy operates best when you are setting and achieving goals; you must learn compassion to manifest your best results. Your card this month is The Tower. The keyword for this card is, “disruption.”
Meaning: The Tower represents sudden, unexpected change that takes something we have built over time and breaks it down forcefully to cause us to start over or reset. The Tower, as an archetype, is the sixteenth encounter for the Fool, teaching the lesson that life is a construct and, at any time, it can be “blown up”, forcing us to make unexpected adjustments.
Symbolism: A pyramid is struck by lightning and two workers fall to their death unexpectedly. Even the most powerful structures can be reduced to rubble by nature, leaving humans at the mercy of the unexpected, even as they try to build structures to withstand the chaos.
Upright and Reversed: unexpected change, sudden catastrophe, and shocks to the system
Action to Take: Brace yourself! Something in your life could get blown up this month. In fact, you could do the blowing up. Whether it is an external event or an internal epiphany, radical change is likely to happen. You could be very different by the end of the month than you were at the beginning.
Tarotscope for Aquarius (Jan 20 to Feb 18)
Unconventional Stable Air fuels your Primary Drive. Your Life Path energy operates best when you are authentic and unrepentant; you must learn quiet fortitude to manifest your best results. Your card this month is the 5 of Pentacles. The keywords for this card are, “material difficulty.”
Meaning: Be prepared to face material difficulty; you may need to ask for help or borrow money to get through a difficult time.
Symbolism: Two men seek shelter from the storm but cannot stop to rest; they must keep going.
Upright: debt, and illness
Reversed: oss of resources, and persistent health problems
Action to Take: You will have to persevere this month. You will not really be able to stop and take a break. Work or school may prove very demanding, so be prepared to struggle to get to your destination or your goals. You will get there, but you will probably be very tired when you do.
Tarotscope for Pisces (Feb 19 to Mar 20)
Imaginative Adaptable Water fuels your Primary Drive. Your Life Path energy operates best connecting with others emotionally; you must learn toughness to manifest your best results. Your card this month is The Hermit. The keywords for this card are, “introspective isolation.”
Meaning: The Hermit represents our individual pursuit for personal truth in a world of competing truths. The Hermit archetype is the ninth encounter for the Fool, teaching us that sometimes we must detach from the flow of life to discover ourselves, bringing what we learn in isolation back into the world of social connections.
Symbolism: A young man with a staff and oil lamp travels the desert in search of personal truth, which, once found, will be part of his life philosophy when he returns to civilization.
Upright: introspection, discovery, wisdom, truth-seeking, and taking time away from society
Reversed: loneliness, escapism, depression, and being cast out
Action to Take: Retreat from life and do some soul-searching. You need to get out of your routine and away from you social activities. You really do need some time away, and disconnected from social media, as well as your closest relationships. You need to pull back, go inward, listen, find whatever truth you need, then re-enter your life.
By Philip Young, PhD
Philip Young, PhD, is a spiritual adviser located in Cary, North Carolina. He provides spiritual guidance using different tools: astrology, tarot/oracle cards, numerology, and past life regression (using muscle testing).