It’s hard to believe that the wheel of the year has almost turned full circle. The winter holidays are almost upon us in the northern hemisphere, while our friends down south are looking forward to mid-summer. If you are wondering what you should be focusing on over the next month or two, wonder no more. Lunar Café’s 2016 winter tarotscope is here.
What’s a tarotscope? It’s a sort of mini horoscope using a card for each zodiac sign. The tarot deck we’re using is the beautiful self-published Fountain Tarot, created by a goup of three contemporary artists and designers. We particularly like its frosty-looking box which is reminiscent of a frozen winter fountain.
Aries March 21 – April 19
The Magician is your card for winter, Aries, and how appropriate. The Magician tells you to act on that idea which has been percolating in your mind, and to know that you have all the inner and outer resources you need to move towards a successful outcome. It will take willpower and single-mindedness and, whether it be a new project, financial investment or a personal mission, have confidence that you can achieve your goal.
Taurus April 20 – May 20
Your winter tarotscope card is the Seven of Swords, Taurus. You’ve been putting it off for too long. It’s time to reclaim that thing that you put aside, lost or had taken from you. It might be a tangible object but more likely it is abstract – confidence, perhaps? Or maybe independence? The bull needs it back, so go get it. Don’t be surprised if you only achieve partial success this time round. You will have an opportunity later to attain completion.
Gemini May 21 – June 20
It’s your card, Gemini, the Lovers. Twin souls. The appearance of this card could indicate a deepening of a bond you share with another, or it may also mean you have reached a turning point. A life-changing decision may be upon you. Take your time and weight up your choices carefully. Your logic will stand you in good stead but don’t forget to check in with your intuition. The right thing to say is “Yes.”
Cancer June 21 – July 22
The Fool is your tarotscope card for winter, Cancer. This could be an important time for you to break out of your routine. Do it differently. Take a risk. Be assured that it is no risk at all because the universe has got your back. Cultivate an adventurous spirit, follow your heart, and shock your nearest and dearest – they never would expect you to do something so radical. Be true to yourself and never let anyone deter you. They know nothing.
Leo July 23 – August 22
The Devil has appeared for you, Leo. Your chains are holding you back. What is it that you need to change? A debilitating habit? A relationship that no longer works for you? A job that demands too much? What is it that you must do to obtain freedom? Break out. Make up your mind that your life is your own and you are going to enjoy it.
Virgo August 23 – September 22
Your winter tarotscope card is the pure energy of the Ace of Wands, Virgo. That idea which has been bubbling under the surface is ready to burst into an energetic flame of inspiration. If you don’t do it now, when will you? No hibernation for you – ride this powerful wave of enthusiasm and passion to get creative – beware it won’t last long, so use it or lose it.
Libra September 23 – October 22
The Four of Wands, for you, Libra. Joy and celebration is the flavor of winter. You can rest after putting in all that effort. You can relax, cement friendships and create a winter nest of loveliness. This is a welcome period of stability. Don’t stay indoors all the time though – get yourself out in that bright, life-enhancing sunshine. Nature is calling you.
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
There is an extra card in this stunning deck, Scorpio, and it’s turned up for you. The Fountain card represents potential before it is even recognized as potential. It is the life force, primeval energy that you can mold and shape in which ever way suits you. Whatever you turn your attention to this winter, know that you can own it. Breathe, feel, act.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
The Seven of Wands is for you, Sagittarius. You will dance and skip your way through winter. Your energy levels are high. Those who wish to harm or undermine you don’t stand a chance. You lightly move out of reach of their envy and negativity. You have the confidence to stand up for your beliefs and nothing, but nothing, can stop you getting to where you want to go.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
Like Virgo, you too have scored the Ace of Wands for your winter tarotscope card. Winter is your season, Capricorn so feed on the energy of chill air, bracing winds. The Ace of Wands lends you motivation and inspiration so take advantage. Otherwise, if you live way down south, get your bikini on and relax – it might be a hot summer of passion.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
Another repeated card. You share the Magician with Aries but don’t worry, there’s plenty of that #1 energy to go round. Reach for that confident, calm, deliberate power and build whatever you want with it. You have everything you need to do whatever you want. Have courage and don’t let anyone hold you back.
Pisces February 19 – March 20
Justice is your winter tarotscope forecast, Pisces. You may have to accept an outcome as fair, even if you don’t agree with it. Know that the universe is always seeking balance and it is simply how it must be. Take the opportunity to work with the result and also understand that bearing responsibility is not a bad thing. Don’t let a legal or contractual entanglement overshadow your life. It’s temporary.