Black Femme Winter Tarotscopes
8 of Wands + 10 of Swords + 7 of Swords + 7 of Wands
What happens when you add air to fire? An acceleration and advancement of flames accumulates & possibly to your advantage. This Winter is filled with opportunity to think your way out of some tricky situations but to also give it all you’ve got with your passion and mentally support the hustle along the way. The 8 of Wands will make you feel extremely blessed, with an abundance of action heading your way. Intensity of energy is an understatement as you may struggle to keep everything afloat, accomplishing last minute goals before the new year and also prepping for what is to come. To those that come prepared, this will be a month where you reap the rewards; work is to be expected but it’s quick and joyful. Do not overlook any small opportunity or believe that it’s beneath you. Your naivety may cause you to miss out on some big potential. This is the energy of acceleration, anything you put your energy into this month, will be repaying you tremendously. The 10 of Swords will ask you to be mindful of where you’re placing your energy. It can represent exhaustion, endings and frustration. An excessive of mental energy is shown here but rather than assisting, it is hindering your progress. Perhaps it is time for a new outlook on life; How can you make things easier on you rather than piling things all at once and attempting to figure it out? It is time for a mental upgrade, to improve upon the quality of your thoughts and your personal efficiency. The 10 of Swords is also representative of closure and the end of Karmic debt in regards to some area that is getting increasingly heated. Don’t think you can sneak your way out of a situation you’ve encountered several times now. If you’re intending to do better and remove yourself completely from bad influences, then you must do it without looking back.
Sagittarius // 10 of Swords + 6 of Pentacles + Queen of Cups + Emperor
The 10 of Swords reveals the ending to a major chapter in your life; for some, letting go can signify a great release and thus the passing from a crossroads to a definitive pathway, moving forward. The Winter’s theme for you is illustrated in this card as the need to let go, be this spiritually, emotionally and/or physically, should you hold on, it can represent drastic outcomes. It is the culmination of massive changes and the cathartic bypassing of what no longer needs to remain in your energy field. Do not resist this any longer, you have the last opportunity this year to make peace with old toxins and new experiences to come. Consciously, you may be very well aware of how you participate with these exchanges, how they enrich your energy & how they diminish it. The 6 of Pentacles is your awareness on what is fair and appropriate to you and what is not. Cause & Effect. You may discover that you are now ready to offer your best to the world, aligning yourself with greater purpose and servitude. This card shows progress and promise in your financial pursuits, work is certainly paying off but it is enjoyable and it shows that others are benefiting from your hustle as well. There is always room for improvement but there is a great healing quality to your efforts and you may find that others will be sent to you to help you out along the way. Be open to receiving assistance, in any shape or form that the universe gives you. The Queen of Cups can hint at romance; because you are feeling comfortable in your vulnerability and emotional standing, you are ready to share your wholeness with another. If you are already matched up, there is a deeper more telepathic quality to your love that is irresistible and reciprocated from your lover. Balance is the theme here; friendship and passion go hand in hand with these cards, so expect beauty to bless your life. The Emperor brings order and discipline into your life - his lesson comes in the form of consistency and determination. You can have it all but perhaps not all at once and it will take some hard work to get there. The Emperor is not allergic to the work ahead of him, in fact, he can be known to be a control freak. Regarding the Queen of Cups, you may be receiving visions of yourself in the future and your highest potential. Whether this comes in the form of daydream, night dreams or tiny movie visions that you see throughout the day, it’s important to trust the information that you are receiving. The universe is training you to assume the Emperor’s position in your life, a perfect way to get prepared for 2017.
Capricorn // The Lovers + 5 of Swords + The World
The Lovers brings awareness to the areas in your life where you may have been sabotaging yourself. This card is about the totality of your energy, the unity of the masculine and feminine side and brining this into balance. As you work your way into 2017, you may be focusing on this theme and the topic of love in general. How have you been able to show up for yourself this year? And what are the ways that you have potentially sabotaged your own growth and wellness? The 5 of Swords shows shady behavior, whether or not you are the culprit, it is advised to participate in some self-analysis, even if it brings out the harsh truth. An expulsion of negative energy and lower vibrations is currently going on in your life, on multiple levels. If you are picking up on eerie vibes then trust your instincts and do what you can to remove it yourself. It may just be lingering sentiments of the year that you must address once and for all. The Lovers brings up more important priorities in your life; how to love yourself more passionately and unconditionally, how to engage more in the things that uplift your spirit and gaining clarification on the type of love that you are worthy of. This card brings peace and healing into your life, especially if you have had to learn a harsh lesson with the 5 of Swords. Regarding matters that you need to handle, make sure that you are not avoiding your own responsibility. The 5 of Swords can easily sneak away from obligations or the truth that is facing him. The World brings on new beginnings but there is closure here with past pain and frustration. It also invites you to be vulnerable in a way that you have never been before and this can be scary for some. In order to truly reap the rewards of the universe, one must be willing to close the doors of what was, and walk into the space of what will be. The World ensure that we will be taken care of if we walk with faith and that you will be feeling as if you’ve made the best choices, should you go with your gut.
Aquarius // 6 of Wands + 8 of Swords + 10 of Pentacles
There is a determination within you to open up shut eyes and provide service in awakening others. Perhaps it is because you have been very pensive about your purpose and sense of delivery. You are making it out of 2016 alive, thriving and extremely positive for what is to come. When the 6 of Wands is received it promises victory, success and the support of a tight knit community and your loved ones. There is a momentum of satisfaction and determination here, pushing you further than you’ve ever been before. You are mature in confronting your limitations, the 6 of Wands is directing itself towards the 8 of Swords - so experiencing major breakthroughs, be that mentally or circumstances in your life that finally allow you to pass setbacks. The 8 of Swords illustrates mental obstruction, self-deprication - the inability to see where you are stuck or to even admit so. No longer are you willing to hold back, there is great progress on where you were once stuck and you won’t have to linger in that mind frame any longer. Because of this motivation to be better, do better and save yourself, you may be inclined to save others through art or other means of creativity. You may even be developing the role of a mentor or teacher, helping others to avoid the hardships you had to travel on. The 10 of Pentacles directs your energy towards the long term and perhaps you will gain much inspiration and nourishment from the comfort of your family. This card symbolizes the totality and legacy of your efforts on this planet; it can hint towards success on your efforts and how that is exponentially paying off for you. This card is also a card of community, unity, love and support - be mindful of who you keep around you, because they are helping you to grow in ways that are more rapid than expected. If we choose to perceive the 10 of Pentacles as a goal that you are aiming for, it is as if you have finally learned the most important lessons and guidance in achieving that. It is more so about enjoying the journey and the luxuries that life can bring through love, community and family life. Moving forward in 2017, you may be feeling as if you can have it all, or finally - can balance your life so that you do have it all, and this is the best state that you can be in.
Pisces // The Star + 2 of Wands + Ace of Swords
The Star highlights your hopes, dreams, fantasies and ambitions; it is a card of spiritual alignment and being tightly connected to your spirit and its wisdom. It is when we do this that we are guided towards the path that can lead us directly to our dreams. The Star reveals that you are listening to the signs that are placed before you by the universe. Entering a new chapter in your life, you are completely reliant on your faith, perhaps engaging deeper in spiritual practices and being a resource for others as well. You have Star quality this month, but the reality is that you always have had this; the 2 of Wands reveals the excitement and anticipation you have on what’s to come and the belief in yourself that you are ready to conquer the unknown. The Star will bring you the right resources, people and ideas at your disposal, it is a maturity of intention, thought form and ambition. With the element of the Star in your direction, all things now seem possible, or at least accessible to you. The 2 of Wands and the Star uniting, show great promise. This is a new chapter in your life where you are unafraid to take the leap of faith and do what you must in order to leave your comfort zone and truly accomplish you highest dreams. A detachment is required from the 2 of Wands, you can see that the grass is “greener on the other side,” you may even feel hopeful and courageous - but there is a big difference in visualizing your success and taking tangible steps in achieving it. Subconsciously, you need to have more faith in the way you articulate your vision, your art and your intentions. The Ace of Swords is the highest of the Swords suit - mental clarity, determination, intellect and proper aim, is at an all time high. You know where you are going and how to get there. It is time to get into a leadership position, to think more strategically and intentionally than you ever have been before. With clarity comes instant manifestation. There should be no confusion as to how to apply your best gifts and talents moving forward. The 2 of Wands & the Ace of Swords shows that you will be confident in your direction, taking advantage of what is offered to you and also conjuring bigger and better plans for the future. 2017 is the year that you come on top; focus on what you want.
Aries // Ace of Wands + 7 of Wands + Wheel of Fortune
The Ace of Wands is phenomenal energy to use at your disposal, aligning with what your astrological sign represents: passion, ambition, progression and change. The Ace of Wands helps the hustler get further in life by adding a boost of confidence and energy to accomplish all tasks that you have set for themselves. Joining forces with this energy will make anything easily achievable because you will have a positive and ambitious mindset to get things done, regardless of the difficulty. This card can also represent unexpected opportunities that land directly in your lap; you won’t have much time to consider whether or not you should take it, but when the Ace of Wands comes your way, i suggest that you say “yes.” The 7 of Wands again, points to your perseverance and willingness to “make things right.” The Wheel of Fortune has blessed your life in the most unconventional way for 2016, bringing chaos, disorder, destruction and confusion into the mix. This is a blessing however because it has opened up your eyes to see what you are truly worth, how you have played a role in the creation of your life and what you needed to learn in order to manifest better or demand further greatness from your self. The Wheel of Fortune is indeed a card of karmic fortune; if you’re savvy enough to learn how the wheel is turning in your life, you can stay on and ride it’s fated attractions. If not, you will fall off and have to repeat the same lessons again. Through much anger and frustration, the 7 of Wands finally gets the gift that the Wheel of Fortune provides in life; it is to cease resistance and follow your highest excitement. Should things not go your way, there’s no point in fighting the organic, flow with what is and place your trust in the fact that things are transpiring for your greatest good. 2016 is a humble lesson in learning to keep your hands off of things you can’t control and how to righteously step into the ring when there is something that you can control. The 7 of Wands contributes to the sense of aggression you carry; you can be so adamantly hungry for something that you can be on the thirsty side of things. Balance your emotions, the Ace of Wands with the 7 of Wands is excess fire. You may unintentionally push away someone who has pure intentions to help, new opportunities, or burn yourself out in the process. Passion comes naturally to those that are pure intentioned; no need to force if, if you’re truly about it. Be mindful on choosing what is right for you, impulsive activity can lead to more frustration in the future. Open yourself up to unexpected situations and trust that you will know what to do when you need to do it.
Taurus // 3 of Wands + 6 of Wands + 7 of Pentacles
You’re approaching a crossroads where every direction is accessible to you now. This can lead to confusion if you don’t know yourself well enough to make the appropriate decisions moving forward. The 3 of Wands can anticipate what is to come, he eagerly looks out into barren lands, contemplating how to manifest the future for himself. Nothing has been written and it is up to you to recreate your life; take a step back and meditate on how 2016 has changed you in great ways. The 3 of Wands can represent immense maturity and the willingness to be introspective over one’s course & journey, before continuing onward. Take all your experiences, stories, intentions, environments, energy, friends, family, passions and beliefs. What needs to go and what needs to stay? What promotes your growth and happiness, and what keeps you complacent and drains you? Great change is still needed from you so do not be too comfortable; taking a pause does not mean avoiding what you must do, but being responsible and thoughtful before you do it. The 6 of Wands reveals that you are ready to encounter what awaits you and you will be well received. If you are planning to move, switch jobs, heal a relationship, etc, the odds are in your favor. You have survived one of the worse battles this year but have made it back home gracefully and with much wisdom intact. Do not forget what you’ve acquired this year, as these are skill sets & assets for you to use as you develop a stronger foundation for yourself. You eagerly anticipate the arrival of 2017, knowing that it should be a piece of cake, compared to what you’ve already experienced. The 7 of Pentacles may have you thinking on the aftermath of many things. If you have left something behind and are not certain if it was the right thing to do, there may be an opportunity to revisit that theme and see if it has grown or changed to your liking. This is not guaranteed however, but the 7 of Pentacles can represent you periodically “checking in” on your crops. Patience is what you need to master this month because things cannot always grow in the rate that you desire; it takes time for things to blossom and get the nourishment that they need. This process may not involve your presence at all, so you must be willing to “do you,” and focus on the present moment, than checking up and getting anxiety over things that you cannot control. Do not be selfish with another’s spiritual development and life’s lessons. Do not judge what is transpiring, because this is divinely place for their enlightenment and growth. You have the option to support your own growth or to stall it by waiting for others.
Gemini // 6 of Wands + Ace of Wands + 5 of Swords
The 6 of Wands guarantees advancement in all areas of your life but this is also communicating that there is peace after the storm. It is the concept of riding confidently into the future, accepting your fate and knowing that you have endured the roughest of times only to make it out alive. This card brings a sense of pride, an assurance that you can confidently get through whatever the universe throws at you. The 6 of Wands does not rush into things trying to prove himself blindly, he has acquired the experience and mindfulness it takes to navigate himself appropriately. I anticipate that 2016 is the culmination of this wisdom; the Ace of Wands is a matter of “now or never.” This energy is encouraging you to add any finishing touches to your dreams and goals, and actively do what you can with the resources that you have, to get the job done. It is a boost of confidence and acceleration in your life; fire energy leads to spiritual development and much accomplishment. You truly have the potential to create magic with this element; you may have the opportunity to do so and if you do - take it! The Ace of Wands encourages you to go after your intuition full heartedly but there will be no need to tear others up in the process, including yourself. The 5 of Swords can point to sabotage or shadiness from around the corner. One’s success does not mean the downfall of your own. Check to see who you keep around and their energetic intentions, if you feel they are not for your highest good, then separate from that individual. The 5 of Swords can show competition and someone taking from your resources because they don’t feel that they can provide their own. It can also allude to your own sabotage. Make sure that you are not blocking your own success by feeling insecure with your own moves.
Cancer // Queen of Wands + The Hierophant + The High Priestess
The Queen of Wands knows how to get exactly what she wants; she is fearless, commanding, charming, empathic and magical. It is time for you to claim your throne; 2016 had brought you further into your power, not away from it. It should be extremely clear, which direction you are going moving forward. There is no confusion in her mind, she stays on her toes, actively searching for the next opportunity to get what she wants. 2017 may find you in a position of leadership, well loved and working for the betterment of the whole. The Hierophant reveals your higher calling but is also the opportunity to be your own authoritative figure. He symbolizes the “higher self,” and what happens when you finally decide to listen to your own wisdom. It is certainly time to take matters into your own hands, on a spiritual level, this is the next step for you. You may be assuming more responsibility but you have proven yourself responsible and capable of handling it. On an intuitive note, the High Priestess, sparks up your natural psychic abilities - use her to guide you in making the right decisions for yourself or in discovering the truth. You will be revered for your positivity and natural magic that you bring into a space, because of this, the world is at your disposal. The Hierophant is a phenomenal leader because he practices what he preaches. You may be called to organize others in the same fashion that you’ve disciplined yourself; you are certainly ready to be a teacher/leader/guide for more individuals that seek your skills and what you have to offer. If you have been receiving daydreams, brilliant ideas, channelling inspiration, etc, now is the time to take action on it. Perhaps a bit of practical magic will even enhance the results for yourself; the High Priestess ensures that you already know what to do.
Leo // Ace of Swords + Page of Pentacles + Queen of Cups
The Ace of Swords gifts extreme mental clarity and the communication skills it requires to get straight to the point. You are hitting the nail on the head this month, making valuable connections regarding past events and the outcome they’ve had in your life. Assessing 2016 gives you an advantage for 2017. The Ace of Swords makes you a phenomenal communicator this month but also gives you an edge making you raw, intense and very straight to the point. It can be a great month to get things off of your chest, come up with great ideas regarding money, express your love or things that you love in general. The Ace of Swords also requests that you devise a strategy with money, receiving more income is a possibility, if you think of the many angles you can approach to make money. The Page of Pentacles extends himself out into the world, to make amazing achievements. He deals with the practical and the real, taking small forward steps, remaining optimistic and grounded. This energy may bring invitations for you to start a new job, create new pathways for income or establish your own business. There will be opportunities for growth that you cannot miss out on. Additionally, should you have any ideas of your own to launch, now is a good time to do so. The Queen of Cups can show that people will be sympathetic to your desires, you may easily magnify loving emotions and the ability to empathize with others. The Queen is very perceptive, you may also foretell many amazing things happening surrounding money and taking small action steps. Your emotions support the desire to put yourself out there and the Ace of Swords ensures that you are level headed in doing so.
Virgo // King of Swords + The High Priestess + 10 of Cups
The King of Swords’ influence may have you emotionally detached and highly observant of the energy around you. It’s time to look at things for what they truly are and not the potential it can blossom into. This card communicates practicality and having a sharp mental intellect. He, however, is not afraid to cut off energy that no longer suits his needs. If you are to express yourself, you may discover that you’re more raw than usual, delivering how you feel with a strong impact. Be mindful not to be so cold, there are a variety of ways to deliver a message without cutting someone with it. The High Priestess dedicates herself to perceiving the truth in all things; she is a vessel for the divine but can also transcend laws by learning the mysteries of the human potential. You may be inclined to dive into the discovery of your own magick. Learning more of your subconscious potential and feeling wiser in your own skin. You can be clearing up your energy, being super mindful of what enhances & supports you, that your intuitive abilities dramatically enhance. Be aware of information received in non-logical ways: dream state, flashes of insight, heightened sensitivity, synchronicities, etc, are more common to occur. The 10 of Cups brings deep healing to family dynamics, a sense of peace and closure within yourself that makes it easy to handle others. Because you’ve experienced the lowest of the lows emotionally, you can appreciate the highs. The High Priestess w/ the 10 of Cups can hint at what you can do on a spiritual and energetic level to maintain a constant stable mood, especially one of appreciation and gratitude. Reflect on the gifts & blessings that 2016 has given to you; the 10 of Cups will bring forth more opportunity to rejoice with loved one and those that have your best interest in mind.
Libra // Queen of Wands + 3 of Cups + The Emperor
Use your commanding energy at your disposal this month, especially to clear the air on your own leadership and how you’d like things done. The Queen of Wands can never be hidden, even if she walks into a party unsuspecting, one can still feel the strength of her energy. She works with the element of fire, fast impact, change and excitement. This is a time to put yourself out there and make yourself known in a way that you haven’t yet. It can allude to great progress with entertainment or media factors if you use this to your disposal; you may catch the attention with your magnetism and will power. This will lead to several offers or nourishing ideas that you can gain great results from. The 3 of Cups will have you in charge of gathering like-minded individuals that you work with in pursuit of a similar goal. It carries the energy of celebration, victory and reunion, because everyone can see where you are heading with your intentions, it encourages them to work in your favor. It’s an excellent time to unite with artists and those that can contribute to your vision in different ways than what you can conjure for yourself. Take this time to make moves with whatever resources you currently have but also solidify on these plans by mapping up moves for the future. The Emperor is having certainty over the role you will be playing in your life moving forward. He appears when there is need of more structure and a good solid foundation to grow your dreams on. You are already on route, exhibiting the Emperor’s characteristics: discipline, motivation, ambition and a balanced heart. Some ideas will require sacrifice on your end but this is pleasurable and will not take from your energy. You have so much to give in 2017, get your ducks in a row and trust your leadership.
Scorpio // Knight of Pentacles + 7 of Wands + The World
The Knight of Pentacles shows that you need to edit your approach to finances. It’s a great time to put your ideas out into the world, because you can back that up with hard work but you may be resisting your intentions by holding back. The Knight of Pentacles can be slow to start, stubborn in their ways - perhaps you are not getting the message that something you’re doing isn’t working out. Be mindful of the work you’re putting in and what results you are gaining from your efforts. You may be trying too hard and not getting what you want in return; if so, it’s time to come up with another plan. On the other hand, there may be a willingness to do more, and add on to your stream of revenue. If you are concerned if you will receive opposition from the world or other opposing you, pay attention to your own motives and self-talk - it could be fear talking. You will be met with open arms, if you put yourself out there and that’s half the battle already done. The 7 of Wands additionally, shows that you have the courage and resilience to meet any challenges, but this more the force of your will and the strength that you are accumulating. The World is a portal opening for your benefit, expect the unexpected; where you were once stuck, you can now move freely. The more vulnerable you are with putting yourself out there, the more blessings you can receive. 2017 brings you many accomplishments, most that have been long awaiting. It is your time to claim them; the World brings you to another level of accomplishment and internal fulfillment. You will be well sought after, count your blessings and prepare for the work that is on its way to you. Meet the universe half way.
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