Welcome back to another rendition of Street's Tarot Tuesdays! We've got yet another special treat for you. With Mercury Retrograde finally over, it's time to reflect. You might have noticed that shit was just going left—communication was off and the atmosphere felt different. But despite all these challenges, you've survived the madness.
Whenever a planet goes into retrograde, it appears to be moving backwards in space. However, we know that planets don't move backwards—retrograde is merely an illusion. On top of its physical mirage–like qualities, retrograde is a time meant to highlight what issues need to be worked out. With Mercury being the planet of communication and intellect, retrograde calls for us to reevaluate our boundaries, plans, and expression.
If you have Virgo or Gemini placements, this time might have been extra rough on you as both these signs are ruled by Mercury. That said, I have pulled some Tarot cards to see what messages have been prominent for every sign. Keep in mind that we won't be out of the woods until February 23rd, when the post–shadow period is officially done.
Now that you have a better sense of what retrograde is all about, let’s dive into your messages. I recommend reading for your sun, moon, rising, and Mercury. Not sure what those are? Check out this free, online birth chart generator to find out your placements.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries, stop making things more difficult than they need to be. Take the blindfolds off and come from a place of humility. The Wheel is spinning in your favor, and you have the fire in you necessary to be successful. Stop doing yourself a disservice and move about things objectively.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus... stop playing dumb. You are much better than whatever self–destructive thing you're thinking about doing right now. If you overcome the Eight of Swords, you'll be able to see your goal clearly. You have too many assets at stake to deal with untrustworthy energy—stay focused.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Jesus Christ, Gemini, get out of there ASAP. It's time to sail away from all the arguing, pain, and drama. You are an Emperor, and no matter what life throws at you, you shall prevail.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Lighten up, Cancer. There's no need for you to overthink your situation. With proper self–care and meditation, you will be charged up for the task at hand. There's a lot of money in your cards, so instead of playing yourself, play to win. See the Queen of Cups and Eight of Pentacles.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo! Brighter days are coming. The Devil might have been keeping you shackled in the dark, but you are the Sun! There is synergy in your financial matters, and everyone will be doing their part in helping you succeed. This will help you build some stability and give yourself the leisure you deserve. Keep doing your best!
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
I love this for you, Virgo. You are healed, replenished, and full of ambition. With the Chariot and Temperance in your cards, the journey ahead will be sacred. You are divinely protected and guided—what is meant for you will always be for you.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra, you've made it! You manifested the victory and have even more blessings in store. You are the Empress, birthing beauty and wonder into your life. Whether this is a financial goal or not, remember to do your homework and tune out the drama. You already know that the best things in life do not come easy. See the Page of Swords.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Chin up, Scorpio! It's okay to feel hurt and down sometimes, but you are capable of so much more. You can build the stability and freedom you want if you follow your heart. You and Libra have similar messages: in order to create what you need, you'll have to do some research. Once you find the information you need, you'll truly be able to embody your inner Empress. See also the Page of Swords.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sag, just go with the flow. You've accomplished more than you're giving yourself credit for. Before moving forward to something else, give yourself time to reflect and let go of that scarcity mindset. Things will fall into place eventually. For now, just breathe. See the Five of Pentacles.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn, you need to slow down. Obsessing over whatever is bothering you won't make it easier. Give yourself a break. You're more than capable of achieving anything you put your mind to. See the Four of Swords.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius, remember that this is your path. Things will fall into place by their own accord. The Devil might be trying to hold you back, but you have answered the Judgement call. Once you focus on yourself, you'll realize you've already won.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces... stop trying to make everyone else happy and worry about you! You have so many good things in store, and you're getting in your own way with these blindfolds. The Magician, the Empress, and the Fool are in your cards. This is a wonderful new start. You are full of creativity and willpower, so don't waste it. See the Eight of Swords.
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