Even if you feel utterly discouraged, Leo season brings an opportunity to take pride in the things we do well, the unique aspects of ourselves that bring pleasure and satisfaction. What sets you apart? What gives you purpose? What are you fighting for?
In this season of Cancer, we learn to open our hearts in specific, calculated, careful ways, allowing others to see our joy and our hope, our dreams, our ambitions. How can you balance stillness and movement, make space for growth as well as stability? Where are you evolving, transforming? What are you pursuing?
When we fully embrace the energy and intention of The Lovers and Gemini, we can honor our wants and needs without feeling selfish, can make space for our desires without feeling greedy, can recognize just how important our dreams really are and go after them without hesitating. What have you learned to love about yourself?
While the Hanged One asks us to wait quietly instead of pushing hard, to surrender to the experience instead of fighting against what we cannot control, this is also a chance to understand what drives us, fulfills us, inspires us. What are you dreaming of? What has become more important to you, and what have you realized isn’t worth your energy?
It may be tempting to cling to familiar habits and routines, to find comfort in the ways we’ve always done things — but don’t be afraid to adapt, to learn, to grow. We have an opportunity, both with this challenging pandemic and this new season of Taurus, to find creative solutions and new ways to work, play, and rest.
Beginning a daily tarot practice is a lovely gift that you can give yourself, whether you use this ritual for journal prompts, meditations, or just an opportunity to swear at an inanimate object for a few minutes every day.
Ambitious and bold, this is an opportunity to take on new challenges, to see things through our most optimistic lens. When have you been holding back? Where have you been afraid to voice your desires, your ambitions, your deepest wants? What the hell is stopping you from going after what you want?
The Emperor doesn’t have to be a symbol of everything that’s oppressed us, that’s harmed or damaged or traumatized us – instead, it can be an invitation to reclaim the foundations that have already been built, to shake them up and find ways to use them in new and empowering ways, or to tear them down and rebuild completely.
Not for the faint of heart, the following spreads are for when you need brutally honest advice, a reminder of the shit you already know, or a powerful truth to break you out of that denial.
A sign of cardinal earth that is usually associated with drive, organization, and goal-setting, Capricorn season can be both busy and prosperous, a time for focusing intentions, setting strong boundaries, and clarifying our ambitions for the new calendar year.
Rather than seeing the cards in this simple spread as predictive, by leaving them open to interpretation and revisiting them throughout the year, we create space for these ideas to expand and build upon each other, allowing for growth, new perspectives, and the shifts that 2020 may bring.
Just because, let’s be honest: your workplace could use some queer witchy energy.
Church leaders wielded the idea of “the will of the Lord” in ways that forced me to surrender power and agency — but when I started reading tarot, I found a new way to move through the world.
After multiple seasons of refining our goals and releasing what is no longer needed, Sagittarius gives us the energy and agency to go after everything we want, to reach for those big dreams and find ways to create the kind of magic we’ve been craving.
Scorpio invites us to dive as deep as possible, to consider what we want and to go after it with intense focus and endless drive. For those that can navigate this energy with an open mind, there’s endless potential for understanding, connection, and learning to trust personal intuition and magic.
Pull a card to see which relationship format is right for you.
Yes, the Empress card can represent any gender.
Pisces teaches us to rely on what we know to be true, and reminds us that sometimes the answers can be found within the subconscious. Our dreams and fantasies can sort so much out for us, if we simply give ourselves the space to process and listen.
Aquarius’ combination of optimism, passion, and determination make this a powerful season for healing, change, and hope — just what many of us need as we move firmly into 2019.
Cristy C Road’s intersectional tarot deck, enchanted with resistance, survival and spirituality, is no longer a dream of the future.