You don't need to know the difference between a three-card and a Celtic cross spread to get the most out of a tarot card reading. All you need: your Sun sign! Here's what I do: Shuffle my tarot deck and pull out the cards in order from Aries to Pisces, plus one general card for everyone so that you can get specific advice around your personality. Let’s go!
A GENERAL CARD FOR EVERYONE: FIVE OF SWORDS
Peace is the goal. Peace is the outcome you want. The Five of Swords asks you to end all conflict, tension, and pressure in your life—or at least, minimize it as much as you can. Life will always bring more stress, so why carry what you don’t have to? Whether you need to talk it out, reach a compromise, agree to disagree, walk away, or call a truce, do what you need to in order to have peace, calm, and quiet. Why add fuel to a fire that will only burn you? We all need to work on bringing peace to our lives this week. It’s the only way.
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ARIES: THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Things are going to take unexpected twists and turns this week, so buckle up for an interesting ride. You like spontaneity, so that’s all good. Don’t try and cling to the status quo. Instead, let go of anything that's shaky, and welcome in things that are calling for your attention. The Wheel of Fortune is all about change, and it helps you move on to new opportunities. It’s always all for the best in the end, even if some of the twists might be a little surprising. Keep the faith, hang on, and stay positive.
TAURUS: SEVEN OF PENTACLES
You are one of those zodiac signs which likes to hoard. You guard your possessions, space, and relationships jealously. This can get you stuck in a rut sometimes, when really you should focus on letting go. The Seven of Pentacles shows that it’s time to let something long-standing in your life fade from view. It has it purpose, and now you need something different. Don’t be sad. This is a long goodbye—a fade, not a flash. And you know, deep down, that it’s the right thing to do.
GEMINI: KNIGHT OF CUPS
Geminis are social animals (although you also need plenty of quiet time to recharge) and the Knight of Cups has you playing up your charming, charismatic, adventurous side this week. Your friends want in! Your family want to see more of you! Your love interest/s are yearning for your attention, too! It’s great to be in demand, so enjoy the attention and affection from others. It’s nice to be needed. Spend time with your favorite people and simply have a good time. Some weeks are like that. Pure fun.
CANCER: TEN OF WANDS
Take it easy, Cancer, because the Ten of Wands is no joke. It represents fatigue, burnout, and working too hard for too long. You need to relax, take a step back, adjust your schedule, and seek deep rest. It’s only a week. The world will still be there waiting when you return, refreshed and ready to rock and roll again. If you don’t step back and rest, then you will just push yourself closer to the edge of overwhelm and fatigue. Take a break, my friend.
LEO: SEVEN OF CUPS
Time to unleash your imagination, seek new ideas, and dream big. Whatever it is, nothing is out of reach in your imagination. The Seven of Cups is a prompt to tune in to your inner fantasy world, not just for fun, but to understand your true desires and how you can bring them into the real world. Everything begins as an idea. Take yours seriously, because they are the blueprints for a life you can design.
VIRGO: FOUR OF WANDS
You deserve more, better, and bigger! The Four of Wands pats you on the back for being so successful and working so hard. You’ve done great to get this far, but it’s not the end. You have the potential to go far beyond this point—much farther. It's time to seek whatever the next level is… be that a promotion, new responsibilities, a reward, a change in location, or additional training. You know where you’re headed and it’s time to take that next step. Be bold, have faith in yourself, and take the leap.
LIBRA: SIX OF CUPS
Something, someone, or someplace from the past is going to re-enter your life. The Six of Cups represents nostalgic affection, things well remembered, relationships still yearned for, and places or hobbies much missed. Look back and notice what you wish was still in your life. Libra, you can make it happen! Things are different now, and you can bring this person/place/hobby back, in a slightly new form, and enjoy what you once held such great affection for. It’s never too late.
SCORPIO: THE STAR
Blessings all around, Scorpio, because The Star is a gift from the cosmos. It brings dream-come-true energy. You can direct it at whatever you’ve got going on, something that needs a bit of magic to get it moving. The Star is powerful: It can blast through obstacles, attract the things you desire most, change your circumstances, and create new opportunities. But you can only use it once! So, think carefully about what you want the most, and where you need the most help. Ask for assistance. Visualize a great outcome. This week will be ah-mazing!
SAGITTARIUS: FIVE OF PENTACLES
Don’t be alone. Don’t isolate yourself in your sorrow or regret. Don’t bottle it all up. Don’t wallow in negative emotions. Your feelings are fleeting. They’re not built to last, unless you hold onto them and nurse them back to life, over and over again. Let the sadness go, and then turn to others for solace, comfort, support, and distraction. There’s no need to be on your own with your troubles. Other people love, adore, and respect you. They want to help, and they can give advice and cheer you up. Let them in and you'll get the help you need.
CAPRICORN: THE DEVIL
The Devil is the tarot card associated with your sign, so it feels like a powerful week ahead. Avoid temptation, and don’t fall prey to anything that you know you really shouldn’t be getting involved with. Consult your higher self. Look at the consequences in detail, and don’t think you can avoid them. Everything has a price, even pleasure. The Devil tells you you're free to do whatever TF you want… but you also have to take responsibility for it. Make the choice upfront. Decide if the price is one you’re willing to pay, and act accordingly.
Death means change and transformation. Your old self is fading away, ready to be replaced by a new and improved version. Change is inevitable, necessary, important, and sometimes scary. This change is also positive, though. You are ready for a new horizon, a fresh outlook, a different path, a new goal. Let it all go. Be open-minded, free-flowing, and alert. Notice what’s running its course or becoming less important to you. Look at what you feel is lacking or unfulfilled. Decide what matters a lot to you, and you want to protect. Use these feelings to refocus and recalibrate your outlook.
PISCES: KING OF WANDS
Take a chance this week, Pisces. Play a risky hand and make a bold leap. Fortune favors the bold, after all. Wherever you feel inspired or motivated, focus your energy there and push through to the next level, the bigger opportunity, and the ultimate prize. You have luck on your side this week, so it’s the right time to make those risky moves that you’ve been thinking about. If you don’t try, you’ll never know. And even if it doesn’t pan out, you will have gained experience. Go for it, Pisces.
Kerry Ward has been reading and teaching tarot for over 25 years. You can book a personal, written tarot reading, which comes as a beautifully illustrated brochure, or pre-order her first book, Power Purpose Practice. Follow her on Instagram @mytarotbella for weekly forecasts, insights, and tarot teachings.