Your Sagittarius Season Tarotscope Guides You Through the Holiday Season
Dear readers, as the sun shifts into Sagittarius, Spirit sends a message for all signs to ponder. When connecting to the fiery energy of the Archer, Spirit delivered an image of a beautiful and powerful waterfall. The message was to let it flow. You cannot swim up a waterfall, you cannot fight against its gravity.
The holiday season can be tough for a lot of people. There is societal pressure to be joyful, to be merry, to have events planned and events to attend. Whatever you are feeling is okay. If you don’t feel joyful during the holidays, there is nothing wrong with you. If you’d rather not see your family, there is nothing wrong with you. If you’re having a particularly difficult time this winter, honor your healing process—you do not need to put on a fake smile for anyone. The more you struggle against what you are actually feeling, the stronger it becomes. But if you let it flow, you end up being able to move through it. Let your emotions guide you and feel through whatever arises.
Your Tarotscopes below will help you tune into what your soul needs to focus on or address during this Sagittarius season. Read for your sun, moon, and rising.
Ace of Wands & The Hierophant
Any teacher that says they are the one and only source is filled with ego and hubris. You must chart your own path, Aries. There are gifts and gems from every spiritual teaching, but there are also those who use the same teachings to take advantage of vulnerable people. The Ace of Wands urges you to act on your excitement if what you are told feels off or inauthentic—it isn’t for you. The Hierophant is not rigid, there can be flexibility in truth, but your truth may not be someone else’s truth. Your mission is to learn, to integrate what resonates with you, and to leave the rest behind.
9 of Wands & Temperance
Taurus, you can’t do everything. Let that sink in. No one can do and be everything all the time. Become more aware of your energy, and understand who or what is draining you so much. Then, decide whether it is truly necessary for you to be in this situation, or to interact with that person when you know how much it weighs you down. Some things cannot be avoided or handed off. The 9 of Wands reminds us that there are times when we have to persevere, to do things that we don’t really want to do to reach the finish line. But with the presence of Temperance, we are also reminded that we often take on more than we should. Save your energy for what is truly important.
King of Wands & The Fool
The King of Wands is wise and inspirational, it is a card of confidence and a reminder that you are a natural born leader. The Fool is the first card in the major arcana and signifies starting a new chapter in one’s life.
Even when you reach the pinnacle of your craft, your career, or whatever it may be—there is always room to learn and grow. The most successful leaders know that though they know a lot, they do not know everything. Do not let your pride stop you from the gift of wonderment. Channel the confidence of the King of Wands by acknowledging how creative you are, how much you’ve experienced and accomplished. But also have the openness of The Fool. Try different things, see from different perspectives, be a lifelong student, and life will forever be an exciting adventure.
The World & 7 of Pentacles
The World is the last card in the major arcana and signifies the successful completion of a journey in your life. The 7 of Pentacles depicts a figure watching the seeds they planted grow into fruition.
We will always continue to change, grow, and evolve. We will never reach a point in our lives where there is no more to learn or to experience. The World lets us know that there are chapters in our life that we can close because those chapters taught us all we needed to know. But as soon as we put one book down, we pick up another. The 7 of Pentacles encourages us to find peace in the process and to put energy in the people, places, and things that keep us going—because we’re in this school of life for the long haul. Invest in who and what feeds your soul.
6 of Pentacles & The Tower
The 6 of Pentacles depicts a figure giving to those less fortunate. The Tower is one of the most feared cards in the Tarot because it signifies the events of our lives that are completely out of our control.
Leo, how do you feel about the idea of being given assistance, of someone helping you out during hard times? Usually, we are taught to take care of ourselves, so when we find ourselves in troublesome situations, it becomes difficult for us to receive kindness and generosity. The 6 of Pentacles and the Tower encourage you to ask for help when you need it—it asks you to tear down your walls so others may experience the joy of giving. You don’t always have to go at it alone. There is a community around you, there is family, there are friends. We are here for each other, so let others be there for you.
Judgement & The Devil
Judgement signifies a time of awakening and renewal. The Devil depicts the animalistic and habitual aspects of our physical being.
It is time to reevaluate. Be compassionate and forgiving toward yourself at this time. Are there any addictions or dependencies in your life that are holding you back, or that may be harming you physically or emotionally? The Devil wants you to indulge, we are physical beings and it is our right to experience pleasure. However, is this pleasure good for your soul? Does it fulfill you? Judgement encourages you to reach a new level of self-awareness. Is there something in your life that you need to remove or adjust? Powerful healing is available to you now.
8 of Wands & Knight of Swords
The 8 of Wands depicts a time of alignment, progress, and speedy activity. The Knight of Swords depicts a figure galloping ahead with their sword of truth leading the charge.
Life events may be moving at a breakneck speed for you now. You may find it difficult to catch your breath, but it could all be so exciting as well. The 8 of Wands asks you to surrender to the momentum, as the Knight of Swords gifts you with the energy to succeed. Always stick to the truth, and when you get too caught up in your head, use your grounding tools to center—whether that is meditation, exercise, or speaking with a trusted friend. Now is not the time to be shy, or to cower in the shadows. Meet the challenges that lie ahead, you have what it takes to see this through.
The Chariot & The Lovers
We are always moving and changing. And as we evolve, we are leaving behind what we can no longer carry. The Chariot is urging us to take the step forward, but we must be light, and bring only what we need. The Lovers is the gift, and it wants us to breathe in self-love. And self-love is not so much something we learn; it is something we were born with. What we have to do is unlearn and clear all the brainwashing that taught us we are not enough. These beliefs suffocate us and prevent us from ascending, but we have the power to cut these weights loose.
The Moon & King of Swords
The Moon shines a light on that which is unseen, but we have to be in a state of heightened awareness to truly see. The King of Swords is the master of thought—it is a card of knowing how to use intellect more strategically and effectively by sticking to the truth of the matter.
The subconscious mind holds great power, it is the key to empowering us or keeping us blocked. It takes courage, time, patience and a lot of self-love to illuminate the wounds and beliefs that have held us back. The Moon wants us to understand that our subconscious also holds many wonderful and loving energies that we can tap into. Whatever tool you use to navigate your inner world (meditation, journaling, therapy, etc.) allow the King of Swords to lead you with truth and impartiality. The King of Swords encourages you to research, to read about others’ healing journeys, to use your intellect, and find a method that works for you.
The Star & 10 of Cups
The Star brings forth the energy of healing, the divine light that guides you through the darkness. The 10 of Cups depicts a happy family and a beautiful rainbow in the sky. It is about the feeling of bliss.
Find something to be thankful for now. Do not wait for something miraculous to happen, because there are miracles in the smallest and most mundane things. What brings you joy? What helps you feel aligned? Acknowledge the north stars in your life that continue to guide you through life. Your north star could be a family member, someone you completely trust and turn to when you need a compassionate ear. Your north star could be a book that you keep coming back to because it gives you hope. It could be your beloved pet, your favorite spot in the park. The key is to surround yourself with what makes you feel peaceful and harmonious.
Queen of Cups & 10 of Swords
The Queen of Cups nurtures through compassion and emotional healing, they stay centered during the storm. The 10 of Swords depicts a figure on the ground, pierced by 10 swords. The painful event has ended, but there is still suffering from the wounds.
What does it mean to be there for someone, to hold space for someone? It is very simple, be a witness to their pain, acknowledge what they are going through, and let them know that you care for them. The Queen of Cups urges you to be a pillar of strength for those who are suffering. You don’t need to fix anything; you don’t need to figure out how to make it all better. All you have to do is be present and stand in your power because your strength will help those experiencing the 10 of Swords keep on fighting.
4 of Cups & 9 of Swords
The 4 of Cups depicts a figure refusing to take a cup offered. There is an energetic boundary that has been created. The 9 of Cups shows a figure waking up from a dream, crying and upset. Though the dream was not real, it still caused emotional turmoil.
You are not your thoughts. You are not your fear. Do not identify with them. The 4 of Cups states that you can refuse the mind’s invitation to submit to its tricks. Don’t try to reason with it, or argue with it, just say no. Meditate, pay attention to the things that fill your heart and soul, take energy away from your mind when it tries to drag you down. It is not easy and there is no shortcut to achieve this state of mental mastery. It takes time, patience, and practice. What works for others may not work for you. You must invest in a set of tools that you can use to get yourself to a better feeling place when you find yourself spiraling.
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