By Adeeb Chowdhury
This week’s reading comes from the Good Karma Tarot deck created by Kerry Ward of Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Aries: Introspection or meditation are maybe not your default mode, but this week sees you feeling the need to be alone so you can think and reflect. The High Priestess signals that there are important and game-changing insights waiting to emerge that could really alter your perspective. Seek solitude, ask for guidance, and spend some time with your thoughts. Consider what they mean, and then create a new plan.
Taurus: The World is the tarot’s final card, and it’s a strong indicator of achievement, success, and the realization of a cycle. It’s time to acknowledge that you’ve hit an ambition and celebrate it. You’ve come a long way and deserve credit! This achievement also means that it’s time to think about what comes next and where you go from here. More of the same? Or something new? What inspires you right now? What feels like a worthy and fulfilling goal?
Gemini: Whatever has recently collapsed, please know that it was all for a good reason. If you don’t know it yet, trust that it will be revealed in time, and that you’ll be okay—if not actually even better. The Tower shows that the cosmos has gotten involved in your life and delivered a wake-up call.
Cancer: It’s a good week to activate a new hobby, exercise class, habit, makeover, class, or vacation. Something inspiring and beneficial that makes you feel optimistic. Bring something new and motivating into your life, start it this week, and head off on a new adventure. Whatever you begin now will bring great rewards. Let your inspiration drive you toward something fresh and exciting.
Leo: Although life can place obstacles before you, you’re also capable of getting in your own way by projecting your internal anxieties onto other people or situations. The self-sabotaging Eight of Swords is a call to recognize where you’ve been limiting or thwarting your own best efforts. Stop the negative self-talk and get out of your own way. Most of this worry isn’t real and isn’t helping. You can handle this.
Virgo: Temptation is in the air this week, distracting you from a worthy relationship, activity, or role. You sense that the grass might be greener elsewhere, and it’s making you want to head someplace different. The Lovers brings confusion, doubt and (unsolicited) desire into our world. Pause for a sec, Virgo, and really think this through. Is this a momentary lust or are there logical, genuine reasons this new thing (or person) will be better for you? Think before you leap.
Libra: Temperance is a lovely card about harmony and balance—your favorite things, Libra. Whatever has rattled or unsettled you recently, know that things are going to quiet down. You’ll get the breathing space you need to get accustomed with the ~new normal~. By the end of this week, everything will feel recalibrated and safe. Let this process unfold.
Scorpio: You don’t suffer fools gladly, Scorpio, even at the best of times. The King of Swords sees you operating ruthlessly to put your agenda front and center and make headway on what you most desire. It’s all about the hustle. Go get what’s yours but don’t forget to be nice. The people you pass on your way up may be waiting when (if) you come back down again.
Sagittarius:You can be deeply philosophical and intellectual when the mood takes you, and it will take you this week. It’s time to feed your brain with new knowledge and opinions—read up on something that interests you, listen to a new podcast, watch a documentary, maybe even sign up for a class. The Queen of Swords sees you poised and ready to accelerate your learning and reach new conclusions as a result. When forming a new opinion, you have to argue with yourself first and foremost. Enjoy this process.
Capricorn: The Four of Wands is a wonderful Capricorn-y card about the rewards of working hard. It says that you should congratulate yourself on how far you’ve come. Have a little celebration, then get ready to push onwards again. If you keep at this, you could soon be looking at greater rewards and recognition, maybe even an exciting change of location. It’s time to dig in. The sky’s the limit, Cap.
Aquarius: The King of Cups sees others leaning on you emotionally this week. It’s time to act as the comforter, nurturer, protector, and carer for those you love and like. You have strong feelings about things, but you tend to cover them up and present a more logical, rational front to the world. Let that façade drop a little this week, and show your loved ones how much you care. It’s a time to come together, be honest, seek support and share the love.
Pisces: Time for a major glow up, Pisces. Find the area of your life that has felt a little stuck or negative recently, and make some bold, lasting changes. The Death card means transformation, so this can be huge! See it as a makeover. Start by stripping away whatever’s not working to get to a blank canvas. Then, begin to introduce new energy, activity, and opportunity. Try something new. Seek fresh perspectives.