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Spring 2018 Tarotscopes - Tarot Readings for Each of the Zodiac Signs

The Vernal Equinox is finally upon us and so are your Spring 2018 Tarotscopes! Shake free the sleepy cold and hibernation of Winter with a tarot reading for each of the zodiac signs. 

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As Spring begins, we herald the astrological new year as the Sun returns to the sign of Aries. Jupiter will be retrograde in Scorpio for all of Spring. The first full Mercury Retrograde of 2018 will be in the sign of Aries and last from March 22nd to April 15th. Prepare yourself for Mercury Rx with my Making the Most of Mercury Retrograde, Don't Fear the Retrograde article. 

Venus will enter the sign of Taurus on March 31st. Venus is happy and feels at home here. It is the perfect time to enjoy a sense of luxury - beautify yourself, redecorate your home, eat good food, or be swept up in a new romance. 

We will also have a Blue Full Moon in Libra on March 31st - balancing and harmonizing relationships anyone? All of this just in the first month! I feel like this Spring, Spirit wants a spectacle of deep rooted change. We are coming into the season reborn, awakened, and ready to ascend - even if that means some shifts still need to take place. 

For your Spring 2018 Tarotscopes, I will be using the Naked Heart Tarot by Jillian C. Wilde. Please be sure to also read the Tarotscopes for your Moon and Rising Signs as well for a more complete picture as to the energy surrounding you personally this Spring from March 20th to June 21st 2018. In addition, you can also watch your March 2018 Lightworker Evolution Reading for more great info!

For my readers in the Southern Hemisphere, these cards will still apply to you, even though you are entering the Autumnal Equinox. You can also check out my Fall 2017 Tarotscopes.

Want a deeper look into your personal situation? Book a Tarot or Mediumship Reading with me this Spring! 

 

Overall Energy | The Moon

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Fantasy defies reality. Keep in mind that not all is as it seems. Be wary of illusions, traps, and tricks of the mind this Spring. Everything is not black and white. Can you learn to interpret and navigate the grey in between? If you find yourself reacting negatively or feeling upset or angry, is the initial emotion the truth of the matter? Are you really angry or when you peel back the layers, do you find sadness, apprehension, fear, or trepidation lying there in wait? This Spring will be very much about cutting through illusions and finding truth. Your fears are not bigger than you. Don't allow your nightmares to run your waking life, lead you astray, or keep you paralyzed. Where can you find a pinprick of light despite the darkness? Have you tried searching in your soul? 

 

 

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Aries | Nine of Cups

Wish upon a star. Seriously, Aries! Manifest, hope, dream! Just be clear about what you want as Mercury is retrograde in your sign for the first few weeks of Spring. The energy is on your side to make your dreams a reality season. You believe your willpower will push you through, and it has many times in your life. This time, divine intervention wants you to open your heart to the help it wants to provide to push your wishes along. Dream big Aries! Put in the effort and the Universe will provide. 

 

 

 

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Taurus | Sky Father

Your strong and determined actions and mindset as of late are saying to the Universe that you are sturdy, have built strong foundations, and are self-disciplined enough to receive the blessings you've asked for from Spirit. Where can you lead? How can you be more forthcoming or courageous? Who or what are you called to help build and protect? This Spring, your calling is written in the stars. What are you calling to you? There may also be some healing that needs to take place between yourself and a father figure in your life. 

 

 

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Gemini | Five of Cups

In the words of Keith Urban, "Blue Ain't your Color" Gemini! If you find that your heart is heavy this Spring, focus on healing. Find your smile. Do not stay trapped in sadness and grief. Realize that this too shall pass. Cry if you need to, pick up the pieces, and keep it moving. Don't allow your tears to suffocate you and your expression my beauty. Use this time for healing and release. Be gentle with yourself. The pain must first be acknowledged before true deep healing can begin. 

 

 

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Cancer | The Star

In what direction are you heading, Cancer? What is your true North? Ask not only your mind, but your body and spirit as well. Find inspiration this Spring to fuel your dreams, goals, and ambitions. Trust in Spirit. Have faith that you are exactly where you are supposed to be at this point of your journey. Talk to the night sky and the stars! Tell them your secrets and desires. They are listening. 

 

 

 

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Leo | Ten of Swords

The turbulence that has been peskily sneaking and scurrying through your mind will come to an end this Spring. No more rooting around with those who do not have your best interests at heart! Someone or something may be exposed for what they truly are. Keep your eyes open. When this happens, be grateful that you are able to see the truth - even if it hurts. Use this as an opportunity to release dead weight and recover. 

 

 

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Virgo | Six of Wands

Victorious energy is available to you in abundance this Spring. You've really stepped up your game! Keep moving forward with your goals and ambitions. They are strong and solid. Celebrate your accomplishments. You have made it through to the other side - not unscathed, but glorious in your determination and stamina. It is that energy that pushes you through. Stay humble and remember to give thanks to those who helped you along the way!

 

 

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Libra | The Hierophant

What have you learned from the personal growth you've made in the last few months? What new wisdom have you gleaned from these lessons? These tidbits of wisdom are fuel for you in assimilating higher knowledge, spiritual wisdom, and truth. How can you continue your spiritual education? Look for mentors, commune with your guides, read, watch videos. Soak up all the knowledge that you can, just remember - take what resonates and leave the rest. Your truth does not have to be the same as someone else's.  

 

 

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Scorpio | Ten of Cups

After a rough few months, Spring looks to be colorfully juicy! Yay! Things have finally settled for you in a harmonious fashion. Go get your happy - it is grounded in the earth! There is much joy to be had this season for you Scorp. It wants you as much as you desire it. If you're having trouble embracing this mentality, get out your favorite crystals and manifest it! Family and relationships should be going well. There is a sense of positive and loving completion. A maturity. Take a deep breath and enjoy. 

 

 

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Sagittarius | The Devil

Free yourself from bondage! Don't let spring fever or your impulsive desires enslave you. Stay strong in your resolve. Be mindful of mind traps and addictions this Spring. What are you obsessing over or is oppressing you? Are you over-doing it? What lies do you tell yourself to excuse your behavior? Are the urges of your physical body stronger than the quiet resolve of your Spirit? You may be called to confront your shadow self. Work to see through illusion and to release your conditioning. 

 

 

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Capricorn | Child of Wands

Be curious, wild, adventurous, and free! Honor your sense of ingenuity. What would you like to create this Spring? Where is your wide eyed wonder? Take charge and go for it! Be mindful of impulsiveness and or being naive of what may be required of you. Continue to be open to guidance from mentors, elders, and Spirit. With the Sun at your back, you are facing your future with wide eyes and a brave heart. 

 

 

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Aquarius | Six of Cups

Gather up your tears, put them in your pocket, and embrace a sense of play and magic this Spring. Connect to your inner child this season. Take a trip down memory lane and invite loving or funny memories into your awareness. Work with the energy of childlike joy. Toys"R"Us may be going out of business, but your childhood doesn't have to. Spend time around children, go to a theme park, or watch movies/tv shows that bring a sense of nostalgia from days gone by. 

 

 

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Pisces | Justice

Fairness, equality, and divine balance are at the forefront for you this Spring - especially when it comes to relationships. The sign of Libra is associated with the Justice card in tarot. With the Full Moon in Libra on March 31st, you may have some powerful manifesting ability at your disposal. Before manifesting, think about the light and dark, the positive and negative. Weigh the pros and cons before making a decision or getting your creatively potent and dreamy magic on! Remember that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. 

What has you sprung this Spring? How does the reading for your sign resonate with you? Leave a comment below and let me know! If you enjoyed your reading, please be sure to like and share this post on social media :)

xo Ariel

Making the Most of Mercury Retrograde

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Don't Fear the Retrograde!

Mercury Retrograde often gets a bad rap. However, these times of reflection and evaluation are important for our growth and development. This is a time all about reconnecting with you! Mercury Retrograde can often bring up many lessons for us. Some of them, we think we have already learned. But Mercury comes in to say, "No, no my dear. That was just one layer of the onion." And as we all know, when working with onions, you get a few tears. We may find ourselves in old patterns or circumstances. We may have a ghost from our past pop-in to say hello, or we may have similar situations from the past come in to see if we have really learned our lesson by how we deal with the situation.

What is Mercury Retrograde? 

Mercury is the planet that governs communication, travel, and technology. Mercury is considered to be retrograde when the planet appears to travel backward in the sky (it doesn't really). This is why during mercury retrograde communication gets jumbled, people are more likely to get into disagreements, and technology is more prone to malfunction. Mercury goes Retro several times a year (about 3 or 4) for about three and a half weeks - not including the shadow period. You can check the Farmer's Almanac for specific dates.

How Can Mercury Retrograde Impact You?

  • Muddled Thinking
  • Technological Issues
  • Issues with Communication
  • You/Others More on Edge
  • Problems with Travel/Transportation
  • Negotiation & Contract Miscommunications

 

Here are some things you can do to make your Mercury Retro experience more pleasant...

 

Double Check Your Work & Pay Attention to Detail

This is so important during Mercury Retrograde as things have more of a tendency to be miscommunicated at this time. It is easier to skip steps or to miss little details. Double check your numbers, the way you word emails, your spelling, how you balanced your check book, read the fine print, confirm when appointments are scheduled, etc. Pay attention to details. Listen carefully to instructions. Do more research. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you're unsure! Go over things with a fine toothed comb. Take a step back - especially if you feel particularly frustrated. Then come back and take a look at it with fresh eyes. 

Slow Down

This plays into re-checking your work and paying attention to detail. When we rush, we often miss things or make simple mistakes. Try not to procrastinate. Focus on deep breathing to release anxiety. There's nothing wrong with taking your time! Will a few extra minutes make or break you? Probably not.

Drink Plenty of Water

Because of the shift in energy that takes place during Mercury Retrograde, I have found it beneficial to drink more water during these periods. It really helps to keep your energy clear, fresh, and more energized - especially as you are re-working, re-evaluating, and re-thinking many of your goals and ideas.

Back Up Your Cell Phone & Computer

This is a biggie! Technological malfunctions and mishaps tend to occur quite frequently when Mercury goes Retrograde. Back up all of those pictures, important documents, music, and videos! Try to do this before Mercury goes Retro.

Step Up Your energetic protection & clearing

As a sensitive, intuitive, or empath, you may find it difficult to deal with the sometimes crazy and intense energy of Mercury Retrograde. Use a form of spiritual protection that works for you! Ground and shield yourself regularly. Work with your angels and guides. Take salt baths, burn sage, or work with crystals and essential oils for protection and energetic cleansing.

Watch How You're Communicating with Others

During Mercury Retrograde, it is easier for us to misinterpret the words or actions of another. We may know how we are feeling, but when we try to tell someone else it comes out backwards, rude, or just totally wrong. Think before you speak! It may sound good in your head, but what about coming out of your mouth? Be mindful of the words you use with others - especially as some people may be more argumentative at this time. Are you communicating your feelings effectively? Don't feed into drama! Would someone find your word choice, tone, or inflection condescending when you're really just coming from a place of love? Is it better for the conversation to take place in person instead of via email? The way things come across in an email can be very different than if you were face to face or on the phone with them.

Reflect More Than You Manifest

As Mercury Retrograde is a time of "re-doing", it only feels right to be more of a time about reflecting than manifesting. A time of connecting with yourself. A time of redefining what works best for you. If you are dead set on doing some sort of manifesting work while Mercury is in Retro, try to re-work a manifestation that didn't work or turn out as planned. What could you have done differently? What would you add or take away? Were you not specific enough, were you too specific, or did the intention change all together?

Tie-Up Loose Ends

Now is the time to finish that project! Complete any tasks that have been lying around half done for the last few weeks or months. Get things finished up so you can move on to the next chapter when Mercury stations direct.

 

<3 Sending you loads of love this Mercury Retro!

xo Ariel