Wheel of Fortune
This Tarot Deck: Moon Garden
General Meaning:The central theme of what is traditionally called the Wheel of Fortune card is cyclical change. The Wheel keeps on rolling, churning events in a ceaseless progression of ups and downs, either way freeing us from the past. No one can escape its cyclical action, which can feel somewhat terrifying — no matter whether we are rising or falling. When one is balanced on top there is a moment of crystal clarity, but the only part of the Wheel not going up and down is the hub, which is your eternal Self, the Source of Freedom.
Every one of us will occupy all the points on the wheel at some time or another. The cycle of the wheel is its lesson — and we can learn to take comfort in it (as we do when we celebrate our birthday). If you don’t like the look of things right now, just wait — things will change. Of course, if you do like the look of things right now, enjoy it while it lasts, because that will change too!
There’s a fresh wind of playfulness and flirtation in the air this week as passionate Mars enters breezy Gemini on Monday. It should be easy to connect with others, but more difficult to maintain focus and honor commitment with this easily distracted transit. Holding on to fixed patterns and plans could be a significant challenge now; embracing change will make life sweeter all the way around.
Your curiosity is aroused as your energetic ruling planet Mars visits diversity-seeking Gemini and your chatty 3rd house this week. However, a tendency to skip out on your obligations can prove problematic this weekend when the Moon in stable Taurus dips into your secretive 12th House. Letting others in on your plans is the least you can do. A bit of consideration for the feelings of those around you is worth the effort.
The Moon’s shift into your stubborn sign on Saturday afternoon increases your need for comfort and pleasure. But the consistency you desire may be hard to come by as the Sun forms a stressful square with revolutionary Uranus on Sunday. Applying a small dose of flexibility to every situation will give you the chance to avoid conflicts that are not likely to lead to an easy resolution.
Assertive Mars’ entry into your sign on Monday initiates a period of hyperactivity that brings more excitement to your personal life. You are drawn to new people and experiences now more than ever. This adventurous spirit spices up the feisty and flirtatious sides of your personality, inspiring you to create fun wherever you go. However, your light-hearted approach might make it very difficult to stabilize a serious relationship. Being completely honest allows you to play without any pangs of guilt.
If you’re itching for change or having a nagging sense of uncertainty, it could be due to Mars’ stealth-like move into your secretive 12th house on Monday. The warrior planet is traveling through restless Gemini, kicking up energy that’s difficult to manage. Facing issues head-on or finding a method to quiet your nerves is a way to regain the equilibrium you may be missing.
The Moon’s entry into earthy Taurus on Saturday occurs in your 10th House of Public Responsibility. While this lunar alignment is good for showing off your leadership skills, it can also weigh you down with duties that cut into your social time. Avoid overloading yourself with professional obligations if you want the freedom to pursue love and pleasure this weekend.
You might want to stretch your boundaries this weekend with the Moon’s visit to your 9th House of Faraway Places on Saturday. Travel, cultural activities and people from different backgrounds can provide a sense of stimulation that opens both your heart and mind. Your enthusiasm is high, but don’t make long-term plans with someone new just yet. Exploring life with a more adventurous attitude allows you to play without any strings attached.
A lunar transit through your partnership houses starting on Thursday should keep your social life on the front burner this week. But whatever happens, be ready for a sudden change on Sunday when surprise-generating Uranus clashes with the illuminating Sun. Encountering rebellious feelings or an unexpected shift of circumstances requires lots of flexibility on your part to stay afloat.
Expect close relationships to change direction this week as your ruling planet Mars moves into your 8th House of Deep Sharing. You’ll need to adapt quickly and communicate more openly to stay on track where you are, or to make a meaningful new connection. If you can remain sweet and honest in the midst of a difficult conversation, greater intimacy will be your sweet reward.
Aggressive Mars entering your 7th House of Partners on Monday should raise the level of romantic activity in your personal life. You might attract a flirtatious individual who is fun to be around but difficult to read. It’s also possible that you will be the one who sends mixed messages. Either way, it’s essential to discern seriousness from silliness before you invest your heart.
The Moon’s dance into your 5th House of Romance on Saturday afternoon can make this a sensually pleasing weekend. There is a risk, though, of promising or expecting too much when the positive vibrations flow. Sunday could bring a sudden shift of mood or change of plans, requiring you to alter your position instead of holding your ground. Stay light on your feet to meet others halfway.
Mars, the planet of action, activates your 5th House of Play on Monday, initiating a period of greater personal expression. You’re ready to take the lead to bring more love and fun into your life, but you might not be clear on where you want it to go. Keep things light, lively and spontaneous instead of making overly elaborate plans. Your unique brand of creativity is your secret weapon now.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
The Sun’s sweet alignment with your generous ruling planet Jupiter can make for a cozy Saturday. You don’t need to go far from home or do anything special to open your heart to the art of giving and receiving. Sunday, though, is a different story as reckless Uranus tends to turn moods and expectations upside down, requiring quick adjustments on everyone’s part. A healthy sense of humor will come in handy to break up any tension that might arise.
The humanitarian Aquarius Moon depersonalizes our feelings without necessarily making us less emotional. We are more moved to express ourselves about social wrongs and political injustices now, rather than our individual plights. We’re reminded that we can’t rationalize all our desires when the Moon shifts into watery Pisces at 4:45 pm EDT. However, we’re drawn in several directions as energetic Mars enters multifaceted Gemini later this evening.
A bit of confidence is a good thing, but you could take it too far today. It’s unwise to believe that you can do everything you want, so choose your battles very carefullyand then give it your best shot. Unfortunately, if you attempt to take on more than you can handle now, you’ll quickly wish that your life was moving at a slower pace.
It’s a good idea to slow down and concentrate because the interpersonal dynamics at work may be complicated today. Fortunately, you have an intuitive sense that cuts through the complexities of office politics and gets to the core of the issue. Others will look to you for guidance now because they think you know what’s going on. Although it’s helpful to share your perspective, don’t forget that there are many different ways to reach the same destination.
Current circumstances pull you one way today while your fantasies lure you in a totally different direction. On other days your confusion could be problematic, but now it may be the key to balancing your commitments with your dreams. Don’t try to limit your thinking with logic because your imagination can offer workable answers that are not restrained by the constraints of the real world.
Hanging out with your friends has been an antidote recently to an uncomfortable relationship situation. Unfortunately, you may feel more vulnerable now and your fear of being hurt motivates you to withdraw into the safety of your own private world. Thankfully, social settings can provide the opportunity for low-key casual interactions that won’t stir up too much resistance. Enjoy others without becoming enmeshed in any complicated emotional melodramas.
The Moon’s visit to your 7th House of Companions may tempt you to pin your hopes and dreams on someone else now. Although a solid partnership won’t likely pose any special difficulties, you are more prone to project your fantasies onto others. Attaching your goals onto those closest to you can naturally alter interpersonal dynamics. Let your mind meander for a while, but don’t confuse an enticing daydream with a viable relationship path.
You are growing more enthusiastic about expanding your range of activity now. You’re ready to make your move by heading out on an adventure and journeying to new destinations. Perhaps you might even think about a completely different area of study that opens your mind and widens your intellectual horizons. However, make sure to connect your latest venture with the practical side of life, even if your interests are conceptual, like history, literature or philosophy. Keep your feet on the ground or you’ll quickly lose interest down the road.
The Moon in your 5th House of Self-Expression brings out your artistic inclinations now, and you would be wise to put your creativity into motion. Fortunately, you can tap into a deep mother lode of symbolism by allowing yourself to sink into your own silence. But you still need to bring your experiences out into the open and turn them into something that resonates with others.
You could fall into the trap of needing to be right if someone tries to overpower your reasoning with a false sense of authority. Unfortunately, there is little room for give and take unless both parties are open to what the other is saying. Your current rigidity might motivate your opponent to present an argument so well considered that you are willing to change your mind. Holding on to your position can be a wise move up to a point. Knowing when to jump ship is even smarter.
Just because you have a strong opinion about how to do something at work, your certainty doesn’t make your idea the best way. Being open to learning from others requires you to let go of your attachment to being right. Forget about proving your superiority; instead, acknowledge that everyone has something special to offer. Respectfully asking your co-workers to share their knowledge and expertise is a sign of your own intelligence.
Seeking pleasure while at work can also improve your self-esteem today. When you feel better about yourself, you will likely grow more productive in everything that you do. Your new efficiency begins with giving yourself permission to have fun. Ironically, an act of apparent selfishness can replenish your energy and enable you to offer more to others in return.
The paradox of the day stems from the relationship between simplicity and complexity. Oddly enough, eliminating extraneous noise so you can concentrate on fewer tasks is quite complicated. Interpersonal politics might grow entangled and there’s a variety of possible scenarios to be considered now. Nevertheless, you’ll be happier once you cut back unnecessary activities. Luckily, your job should get easier once you make the commitment to follow through with whatever you start.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Your outlandish fantasies may take you to distant galaxies or parallel universes while the Moon is traveling through your 12th House of Imagination. However, the real focus now is on what you do and not on what you think. Take the most direct course of action possible, for it will lead you to your desired destination. Make a map and then follow it with unwavering intention.
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Monday, June 20, 2011
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