Oppression (The Devil)
Isn’t it fascinating how we make things harder on ourselves than they really need to be? I want you to stop for a moment, breathe in the cool autumn air, and take notice of where you feel resistance in your body and life. Ask yourself: How am I being oppressed? How am I contributing to my own oppression? Shine the light on this pain. Cast it to the wind and watch it scatter into the bones of trees and leaves. This is your time to rise, thrive and grow. Your past pain is nothing more than steps toward your infinity.
Aries March 21-April 19
Change (The Wheel)
A powerful wind of change is blowing into your life. Will you open your arms and take to the sky? Will you let yourself move and bend with the ancient trees, and the memories of the year? Put your troubles into the leaves, and let them be swept up into the night. Release all your resistance. This could be a bumpy ride… unless you let yourself slow grind with the Wheel of the year.
Taurus April 20-May 20
6 of Bones (6 of coins)
Taurus you are entering a new phase of your life. You have fought the good fight, and you have struggled long enough. Stand-back and revel in the riches you have manifested. The seed has been planted, and the gifts are beginning to bloom. You are empowered. Can you stay in this state of grace? Be mindful of your creeping suspicions, your doubts and your worries. Remember, you have done it! Rest, relax and ease into this flow. Don’t question your power… just smile at it.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Intermission (The Hanged Man)
Step outside of your two selves, Gemini. Step right here into the in-between place that lives behind your head, heart and spirit. Project on the big, black screen of awareness everything that you are feeling. Where are you stuck? Where you are struggling? Where are you being rigid? Where are you in pain? I urge you to take these moments of reflection daily. The energy of October seduces you into stillness, and begs you to gestate.
Cancer June 21-July 22
Can you feel the warm embrace of the Universe on your checks? Let all the good mojo swirling through the atmosphere kiss your lips, and ease your heart. You are in the warm glow of creation, of divine providence. Remember, there is power in rest, and acknowledgment of your good and accomplishments. Sunday is the traditional day of rest. Make a weekly ritual of feeling this warm embrace for at least a few minutes. This will multiply in no time.
Leo July 23-August 22
Ace of Bones (Ace of Coins)
There is light in the cracks of your doubt. Gaze into the glow. Look deeply into yourself, your motives, and your intentions. Are you in alignment with your highest good? The outer world usually reflects our inner state. What story are you telling? You may be trying too hard to find your footing, believing that you are falling, swirling, spiraling out of bounds… when really you have solid earth beneath you. Let the cracks crumble to reveal the power behind your eyes.
Virgo August 23-September 22
6 of Keys (6 of Wands)
What have you been battling, Virgo? Do you know when the battle is won? Have you been clear about what you are really working toward? Do not get caught in the details. The details usually confuse our feelings, and our feelings express to the Universe where we are, and what we want. Give up the ghost, stop raging against the storm. Look your opponents in the eyes, smile, and say… we are both winners. Can you give up control and let the battle become a dance?
Libra September 23-October 22
8 of Feathers (8 of Swords)
Thoughts and feelings are falling around you like acid rain. You are feeling bound up, and blindfolded. You are shadowed by your own fears, your desires, and your relentless need to be in control. Has that worked thus far? Do you feel the knot around your wrist? Tug gently and the ropes will fall free. You are not a prisoner. Rather than fear the darkness of unknowing, step into it and marry the night. Marry the wind, the rain, the water, and all the pain. You cannot go around the door you can only step through.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Artist of Feathers (Queen of Swords)
Scorpio, there is a longing at lives in the root of your throat. This is your immanent need to express yourself, to share your truth, to live your art. You may not feel comfortable in the ephemeral world of feelings, and self-expression, but you have been asking for the key to liberation. Close your eyes sing yourself a little lullaby. Rage a little, rock a little, and live a little. Sometimes all it takes to raise the wind are the subtlest acts of radical self-expression.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
10 of Feathers (10 of Swords)
You have flown to high, and now you are falling from the sun. Sagittarius, we must put all your feathers back into place, and give you your wings. The birds never migrate by calculating with logic, they operate from instinct. Tap into your primordial self and ask the simple question: which way is up? You can never truly lose your way, rather you forget which way is yours, and which way is “theirs”.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
10 of Keys (10 of Wands)
Somewhere in the corridors of your soul is a forgotten room, a lock with a missing key. Here is the shrine of your broken dreams, your longings and your desperation. Maybe you locked them away because you forgot your beauty. Maybe you locked them away because you didn’t feel good enough, strong enough, brave enough, or worthy. The ghost of your longing will eventually slip through the cracks, down the hall, and from the shadows. Fear not their presence rather befriend them. Sit with them. Dine with the ghost. Give them tea. And let them show you how beautiful, and talented you really are.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
There are always two paths to go down, Aquarius. The path that leads to your heart, and the path that leads to your shadow. Will you hold the ancient talisman of love in your hand, cradling it with all the reverence and love you can muster? The love is never far behind, no the love never lays outside of you; rather the love burns with in. Touch the flames of love, ignite the fodder, and blaze into your exulted glory.
Pisces February 19-March 20
10 of Bottles (10 of Cups)
Dance tiny dancer, dance long and hard into your dreaming. Dance like the mermaid in her kingdom of fluid mysteries. Let the warm waters of the Universe seduce you, let them move around you and through you. You are experiencing an act of spiritual cleansing, and infusion of love, and connection. Expect good things, and good things will come. And know that you will share this with many beautiful mermaids.
© Shaheen Miro 2015