WEEKLY TAROTSCOPE: FEBRUARY 1-7

The Five of Wands says…please step AWAY from the drama! And the gossip and the idle talk. It’s a week to watch your words, says Louise Androlia.

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TAROTSCOPES: JANUARY 2016

Cast by Louise Androlia using the Cosmic Tarot Deck.

Happy New Year! This month’s special edition Tarotscopes include your card and reading for January, PLUS a sneak peek from your Year Ahead 2016 Forecasts.

As a treasured reader of these scopes I’d like to offer you 10% off your 2016 Tarotscope using the code NUMILOVE2016. Download yours here!

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising :: Three of Wands

You are more than ready to dive into the space ahead of you, right? I’m excited to say that your January looks as though it will be off to a passionate and creative start. The key theme for this month in a social sense is collaboration and celebration – don’t feel that January has to be about the hard slog. Recognize that you are allowed to have fun on your day job.

On a personal level I feel as though you will probably start to see the rewards of what you’ve been working on over the past few months. At times it felt like maybe you were the only one who couldn’t get the hang of this ‘manifesting’ thing everyone is up to, but nope, the world is your oyster too babe! You are allowed to pat yourself on the back now, and proud of your achievements. And if something doesn’t show up, believe that it wasn’t meant for you. Sometimes we actually gain when it appears we’ve lost, because whatever it was wasn’t going to be for our highest good. What is present, is correct.

Your Year Ahead…
There is such a strong theme for you over the coming year, one of personal power, movement and victory! Which of course means that on the flip side, your job is to remember to stop and take a breather and accept rest when you can. This may well be your challenge, as it often is, to master the art of sensing in advance when you need to slow down – rather than actually reaching the point of burn out. I will leave this up to you to discover, but know that self-care does have to be a choice.

It seems as though the end of 2015 involved tying up a lot of loose ends for you, across the board. You got yourself clear on what wasn’t working, you stepped up to admit where you needed to make changes, and you accepted that things aren’t always in your control (or at least you kind of admitted that maybe they weren’t).

There is a lot to be celebrated and in order to notice these miracles, you are required to pay a little more attention to your day-to-day movements, and believe that there is possibly more magic in the subtleties of life than you first thought. Everything does not have to be black and white, life isn’t about winning or proving a point, and actually your intelligence is wasted when you don’t look outside the box.

Download your 2016 forecast here, and use the code NUMILOVE 2016 at checkout for a special 10% discount! You can also find Louise on Instagram @louniverse.

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising :: The Magician

Where are you going to place your will? What are you going to put your best energy in to? What are you holding yourself back from? What ideas have you dismissed to the shadows? What is your life force? This is a call back to your soul’s essence, the unique toolbox you arrived on Earth with, and the plan you came here to live out. So begin all of your endeavors for 2016 with the belief that you have everything you need – in fact “I have everything that I need” is your mantra for the coming weeks.

This is all positive ego energy, and I want you to work with it by owning your words and taking possession of your desires – especially by using your voice. Stand tall and accept complements, and proudly share what you are doing with others. Shred any last scraps of people pleasing tendencies you’ve been clinging to, and know that you are perfectly aligned for your year ahead.

Your Year Ahead…
You are set up to dive into a time of major expansion and new beginnings. Are you ready? I invite you to step into this new year with a strong intention to believe in everything about you and everything that you do. I know that sounds like a cliché but really it has to be a non-negotiable now. You are the only person that can renew your confidence; you will not find it outside of yourself. Over the coming months I feel that you have a stunning opportunity to awaken a new level of self worth and be totally surprised at how natural it feels. Um, that’s because you always were worth it, the search party can be called off!

I feel that any challenges will be around the concept of letting go – yes that old trick again, but with a stronger focus on how you perceive loss and failure. It In fact, I want you to chuck the word “failure” out of the dictionary along with any desire to constantly check what everyone else is doing and go into “compare and despair” mode. There is a natural flow to your life, and it’s completely unique to you. If you try and fit into someone else’s box it will NEVER work. It is pointless to try and be anything other than you.

With this in mind there is a wonderful spotlight on your talents, and for those of you who may be trying to find your “purpose” you might be relieved to discover that it doesn’t have to be an endless search and slog. Instead I invite you to bring yourself back to the present moment and start recognizing what you are naturally skilled at, and the curiosity you have for life and it’s lessons.

Download your 2016 forecast here, and use the code NUMILOVE 2016 at checkout for a special 10% discount! You can also find Louise on Instagram @louniverse.

Pisces / Pisces Rising :: Two of Wands

January suits you because it’s the perfect time to work on what you want to manifest over the coming months, and dreaming up your potential is always time well spent for you. Remember that manifesting = Intention + Action + Surrender, and that you are not required to put any of your dreams into a headlock.
This is also a great few weeks for thinking expansively across the board. Remember that knowledge is power, so if you want to discover something, don’t sit around waiting for it to present itself to you. Get curious and find out more.

You can think of this month as stepping through a doorway into a new home. What would you pack in your suitcases for the move, and what would you send out with the trash? Anything that feels too heavy to bring in, it’s time to let go and forgive. Know that you are clearing space for a grand adventure.

Your Year Ahead…
Grounding isn’t always your most practiced activity and this year I feel that you have a beautiful opportunity to actually get ROOTED in your experience. To be able to accept the material world and your place within it is an act of magic in itself. You see, the more that you welcome in the ground that you are standing on, the more you will trust it. It can be easy for you to reach outside of your self to put blame on things and people for what you are experiencing, but with these new roots attached you can discover that you always have empowered input to add to the story.

The human world may indeed bring its challenges but that’s okay and also normal – after all it is your home. I feel that you will be much less inclined to run away from people and situations this year and in fact be quite excited about rising up to meet them. The act of showing up, accepting where you are and then working with it produces more positive results than you could have ever dreamed.

All your miracles and magic this year are going to arise out of the unknown, so of course a grand theme will be a constant willingness to move forwards and let go (yeah that again!) None of us are designed to stay walking around in our past. Life is made up of a series of moments and energies that all hold hands to make a cycle. The unknown deserves your love and attention – and also your admiration. Go forth into tomorrow knowing that it isn’t a trap – it’s your rightful place and exactly where you are supposed to be.

Download your 2016 forecast here, and use the code NUMILOVE 2016 at checkout for a special 10% discount! You can also find Louise on Instagram @louniverse.

Aries / Aries Rising :: Six of Cups

The year kicks off with you feeling like you really want to assess the past year or so. This is totally okay, as long as you do it with a loving eye. For instance, casting your eyes back and picking out your perceived failures will not bring any great energy into the space ahead. Nor will comparing yourself to your peers and other people you choose to decide have it more “sorted” than you. Instead, this is a time to outrageously love recent events and remember that the past is best used as a teacher. Absolutely no time has been wasted and instead so much wisdom has been gained. You now have a whole wealth of knowledge that you get to play out in the days ahead of you – isn’t that kind of cool?

Another way to use the past in a positive way is via sweet nostalgia, the really good kind where you look back and feel gooey inside. I feel that within some of these happy memories, there are some magical tidbits too. It might be that you recall a great piece of advice or discover that you have finally kicked an old habit. Now is also the perfect time to request connection from loved ones who have passed on, so pay attention for winks from the spirit world.

Your Year Ahead…
It felt like 2015 was a really significant year of stepping up a level, whether that was personally, professionally, or both. Now, the task is to ground everything and learn to live within that space you have created. On that subject you will be frequently called to connect back to the faith you have in your journey, to choose NOT to mistrust your choices, and to really believe that magic is something you are completely connected to.

It’s clear that you will be dealing with a lot of people’s opinions, whether personally or related to how you connect to the world as a whole, and your way of navigating through this successfully is based on the relationship that you have with your self. I feel as though if you constantly work on communicating at a higher level, you will be able to step back from internalizing any anger and frustration. Instead you can work on channeling it into having confidence in your abilities and towards creating a strong community around you.

You are someone who always has the option to be a leader, and so it’s important to be solid within your own skin so that you can be received in the way you desire. There is nothing more empowering than really feeling like you’re able to manage the twists and turns of life, and of course – YOU CAN! Never forget that you are perfectly designed to be you.

Download your 2016 forecast here, and use the code NUMILOVE 2016 at checkout for a special 10% discount! You can also find Louise on Instagram @louniverse.

Taurus / Taurus Rising :: Three of Pentacles

There is a strong teaching element coming in for you at the start of the year, and I have no doubt you may be quite in demand as soon as the month kick off. Know that teaching and learning is a constantly evolving cycle – there is always knowledge to be gained and there is always wisdom to share. It feels as though you are able to be of service based upon wisdom that you have received from your experiences. It is a powerful thing to be able to give someone a “me too” moment, so know that even just sharing your story is a powerful act of healing in itself.

I feel you will also thrive from sharing ideas with another person or a group; it’s easy to feel stagnant when everything is just in your head. Having a “2016 brainstorm” exercise with a few friends should help to shift a few cobwebs and no doubt bring a few clarity-charged “ah-ha” moments your way.

Your Year Ahead…
This is a year ruled by higher learning and passionate action. I feel as though you have a huge opportunity to take that leap of faith you’ve been building up to for a while. You are also being uprooted from your earth element for a while and encouraged to move forward based upon intuition, empowerment and desire. It feels so good for you to accept these parts of yourself willingly and freely, without needing proof of what the outcome might be.

You will discover that empowerment comes hand in hand with how often you are able to accept your present moment. Every time you allow yourself to LISTEN and be guided. And when you finally power on with those decisions that you’ve been wavering on. It may feel wild at first to get used to perhaps a more fast-paced energy than last year, but do not be fooled into thinking that speed equals potential downfall. If Commit to trusting your intuitive feelings about your actions, and you will always be moving along the correct path for this moment in time.

Many things are going to return to a sense of fun and playfulness, alongside a nice celebratory energy. Your experience is of value and deserves to be nurtured. You really don’t have time anymore to be fighting against yourself OR to be blaming others for what you have the power to change and create. In any area where you are holding on soooo tightly, just start to allow yourself to shake it all loose and surrender to a more beneficial flow. Nothing can grow or succeed when it’s being held in a chokehold, and that includes you.

Download your 2016 forecast here, and use the code NUMILOVE 2016 at checkout for a special 10% discount! You can also find Louise on Instagram @louniverse.

Gemini / Gemini Rising :: Two of Cups

Your year begins with an air of romance; how does that feel to you? Think about old Hollywood-style swoon energy, and how you might be able to invite it into your days. This doesn’t just have to be a feeling that comes into your relationships, how about a love affair with your life in general? Love creates a perfect balance, and if you can infuse huge amounts of compassion and kindness into all areas of your life, you may just receive a love note from the Universe right back.

On the people front, this is a call to kick off the year with as many meetings with those high on your nearest and dearest list as possible. There’s no point trying to force anything, trust that what is right for you will feel easy, and games and dramatic theatrics will not bring you much but frustration. I feel a lovely leap of faith energy entering the scene too, so maybe it’s time to act on that healthy crush. Even if things don’t turn out how you think they might, you still have an opportunity to be surprised.

Your Year Ahead…
This feels like a very empowered time for you and definitely features a mastery of all that has been brewing in recent years. I can see many cycles being completed and created as you suddenly become aware of wisdom gained and lessons learned. It’s a joy to be able to finally see the circles completing and regenerating, and surely a great relief too. I encourage you to really take responsibility for your own adventure and be wide-eyed and willing to receive the unknown.

Your challenges will most likely be within the realms of showing up for your empowered self and not getting overwhelmed in the face of new responsibilities. You may find that it’s difficult to step fully into your brightest self however, and feel tempted to remain just slightly in the shadows. This way of working probably won’t be beneficial for you anymore, especially any of you hiding in the spiritual closet. It’s time to be very sincere about being YOU and all that it entails.

There is also a wonderful synchronistic energy hovering over your life this year, especially in regards relationships and expressions of love. Experiment with being insanely open to the idea of magic and miracles, you know, just in case they might be real. Just kidding, OF COURSE they’re real! I feel you have an opportunity to be really wowed, so do as much as possible to get yourself out of tunnel vision mode and into the energy of I’M READY, BRING IT ON.

Download your 2016 forecast here, and use the code NUMILOVE 2016 at checkout for a special 10% discount! You can also find Louise on Instagram @louniverse.

Cancer / Cancer Rising :: Seven of Wands

It’s time to truly release any expectations you’ve layered upon yourself. Whether it’s wishing that you could be less “weird,” that you had all the answers, or simply trying to force yourself to be “better.” Switch that pressure cooker off. The next few weeks are in places for you to set up a new and improved, non-negotiable practice of self-kindness. You do not need to prove yourself to anyone else, including yourself.

You also don’t need to fight in order to be heard. The best way to feel as though you’re able to express yourself clearly and get heard is to simply and fully embody everything you know. The idea of “walking your talk” is powerful for you this month. You don’t need to justify why you’re living your life the way you are. If it feels good for you, then GOOD, and if not – you always have the power to make new choices. Nothing is ever set in stone and there is always room to stretch, so make use of it.

Your Year Ahead…
Okay, so last year brought rather an overload of the fire element. Many of you were fire starting, but equally you really felt that burn, and that burnout. If you are nervously standing at the beginning of 2016 thinking OMG WHAT’S NEXT, you are not alone. This year is about settling the whirlwind you’ve created and about absorbing your ideas and then expressing them in a true and embodied way. You are you and no one else can do this job, your days are itching to be worked with. It’s time to get fully in your body and realize you can make it all work.

It’s also up to you to clear out stagnant energy within you, as well as accepting your own vulnerability as something to be embraced and nurtured. In order to receive what you really need, you must be willing to surrender up what you “think” you “want” – and that includes letting go of habits and thought patterns you might be hanging on to. This is certainly not the year of the grudge.

It’s a year of solidarity rather than illusions and delusions. The EARTH element wants to meet you now, and the present moment totally wants to be your BFF! Flapping around in the past or the future just isn’t your game anymore. It really is time to say a sincere hello to right now. You weren’t designed to be anyone other than you, so don’t wish away your experience or believe that everyone else has got it “sorted.” There is no such thing as normal, and your light bulb can only be switched on by you.

Download your 2016 forecast here, and use the code NUMILOVE 2016 at checkout for a special 10% discount! You can also find Louise on Instagram @louniverse.

Leo / Leo Rising :: Three of Cups

I feel like many of you were working so intensely at the end of last year, that you’re really ready for a break. And there’s nothing wrong with taking a slow start to the year, there’s no need to catapult yourself into chaos – so how about stealing some of that holiday spirit and infusing it into the whole month ahead?

There’s also a great emphasis on socializing this month, especially in terms of supporting the talents of those you most cherish and adore. Sometimes it can be really easy to get jealous of your friends, can’t it? However, know that whatever anyone else is doing has no ability to dim your light. If you rise up above those green eyes and really shout loud and proud about your friends then you will notice that you instantly feel a little more hopeful about your own endeavors. So how about hosting a start of the year ritual with your favorite people, and appreciating each other wildly.

Your Year Ahead…
There is a huge amount of softening to come over the course of 2016, and I love how this can really help you thrive in your day-to-day life. Naturally as a fire-starter you are used to working with a ‘GO GO GO’ energy, and it feels as though last year really was an example of that. If you are feeling a little exhausted and checked out, then it’s only a reflection of how much you put in. Something to be excited about, but perhaps also a call for a higher level of self care.

Over the course of the year I invite you now to really inhabit the more embodied and confident space that you have created for yourself recently, and discover that there are many different types of “action.” This type of settling is a sort of marinating of everything that has happened over the past couple of years, and it comes with a lot of celebration. I love your cards for this year because they are so watery and gentle – oh and very magical too. There is a real contrast to what came up in 2015 and so I hope that you will embrace this with open arms.

In regards to how you prepare to dive in, it’s wise to be intelligent and intuitive about where you place your will, your drive, and your power. Your will is precious and so is your time. You have a very lit up year ahead and it won’t serve you to push for anything that just isn’t working for you! I know this is hard for you, but letting go and letting be really will create more magic in your life. Ignore the signposts for self-sabotage and walk that path that feels good, trusting it leads in the perfect direction.

Download your 2016 forecast here, and use the code NUMILOVE 2016 at checkout for a special 10% discount! You can also find Louise on Instagram @louniverse.

Virgo / Virgo Rising :: Two of Swords

The year starts with a few major decisions to be made. These might relate to really physical things in regards to work or your living situation, but also maybe subtler choices about your own wellness and spirit. In times of overwhelm it can be easy to think that you “can’t” make a decision, which is just because anxiety often blindfolds your intuition. Of course it will still help to weigh up the pros and cons of a situation, but returning to your gut feeling is always the way to get to the heart of what you really want and need.

I also want you to consider the possibility that you aren’t really supposed to know the outcome of the situation you find yourself in. The Universe doesn’t reveal all at once, and the unknown is supposed to be a surprise. Your job is to drag yourself back into your body, to the RIGHT NOW, and ask yourself: “What is the most loving thing I can do for myself right now?” Then, go and do that thing!

Your Year Ahead…
Over the course of the year I want you to constantly check in as to whether you’re actually in the present moment. This is the only place that’s real; it’s the only place that is alive, active, and empowered. In fact, the present moment is really the VERY best friend of a Virgo, if you are willing to say hello. You love results and so can be quick to fly away into the future, planning, scheming and sometimes controlling. It can also be very easy to charge back into the past to find ways to explain what you are currently experiencing. The past and the future have their benefits, but nothing actually gets DONE there. Everything that is active has to happen in the now.

Ruling themes for 2016 center around a balance of giving and receiving. This includes a very big shouty sign pointing to SELF CARE, on repeat, and also includes releasing resentments you are holding towards yourself and others. There is also a chance to allow a softening of any walls you have built around yourself, knowing that you don’t have to close up in order to protect your energy and your boundaries.

Change is also on your side and a surrender practice will make a massive difference to any part of your life that you feel has you in a controlling headlock. Remember that letting go doesn’t mean you will be out of control! All that happens is that you hit a pressure release button, and instead of feeling like you’re fighting the tide, a gentle sense of flow starts to creep back in. Things are able to just be, rather than be forced.

Download your 2016 forecast here, and use the code NUMILOVE 2016 at checkout for a special 10% discount! You can also find Louise on Instagram @louniverse.

Libra / Libra Rising :: Ten of Pentacles

As the year opens up and invites you in, I want you to think about the footprint you’d like to leave upon the days ahead of you. This is a call to action and a call to being of service. Who would you like to help and how would you like to be guided? I feel that you can leap straight into the role of mentor, but also that you will find benefit in receiving some lessons yourself. If you’ve had it on your mind to contact a coach or a business advisor then what better possible time than right now? We all need help and if you’re always the one giving it, then you may find the scale gets a little unbalanced.

This is also the perfect time to jump right in with all your plans of action and get your goals set. Goals, by the way, are only helpful if you allow them room to stretch. Never, I repeat, never set a goal with a punishment attached to it. Always allow things the potential to change and flow, as this helps invite opportunities and also detaches you from any belief in the word failure.

Your Year Ahead…
2016 launches with a much higher energy than you may have felt over recent months. In fact some of you may be excited to leave 2015 and it’s deep-diving cycles behind. I hope though that you can also appreciated that your challenges were in place to lead you to higher ground.

There is a beautiful harmony between order, intuition and wild adventure to life now, and I feel you have the option to dip in and out of these energies throughout the year. Each area has potential for highs and lows and so your power will be grounded in your ability to really trust in the present moment. The fire element is present to remind you that magic is found through creativity and exploration, the earth element to help you step back from chaos and allow a sweet surrender of control. The water element is also constantly at play as you realize you can live and take action via your inner knowing.

Your confidence is on the up, and will get sturdier and sturdier every time you realize that life is not about approval. Seeking validation from others is a spinning circle going nowhere fast, and you just aren’t interested in that way of thinking anymore (right?) Now is the time to really show up and accept who you are and where you are, and in turn be excited for the days ahead. To have faith in your journey, even with it’s twists and turns, is an act of empowerment after all.

Download your 2016 forecast here, and use the code NUMILOVE 2016 at checkout for a special 10% discount! You can also find Louise on Instagram @louniverse.

Scorpio / Scorpio rising :: Queen of Swords

Do you own your story right now? In fact, have you even clarified what your story is? Your story is the life that you have lead so far, and its value is the wisdom is has gifted you of how to be of service to yourself and others. You have been given certain experiences very specifically to allow you to help others this month, and onwards throughout the year. In order to not feel weighted down by this web you’ve woven, I want you to mix the time spent bringing forth your truth with a lot of self gratitude and care.

Our personal lessons in self-awareness never end, there is always something new for us to discover and always-another can of worms to open. I want you to be also extremely aware of any comparison of your story to others. I see this in particular relation to a sense of time running away from you. Comparison is the thief of joy, they say. Don’t join the wrong party.

Your Year Ahead…
Last year I encouraged you to shake yourself into an expansive state of mind and remind yourself what FUN really meant to you. Did you notice yourself making any shifts in this department? As the deep sea diver of the zodiac it can be easy to think that the light hearted stuff is way too shallow for you, when you could instead be really getting to grips with everyone’s darkness. But balance is always key and it is important for you to create a harmony between your desire to be truly “seen” and a place where you can outwardly express yourself creatively and passionately.

As 2016 begins, I feel that you will be bringing a lot of chaotic energy down to earth – quite a relief, especially if you ended last year like many people with an abundance of overwhelm. You have over recent months been involved a lot of collaborating and manifesting, harnessing your creativity and experimenting with what worked and didn’t work for you. This year the focus is on bringing all of those discoveries back to the present moment and then working out the best way to manage everything to suit you in the most beneficial way.

I also want you to make this year about empowering your own individual sense of magic and the unknown. There is no longer space for you to be in a place of neediness about the future, or for you to demand that the Universe listens to you! Yes, things do happen as a result of external circumstances, but if you’re constantly blaming the external for your experience than you are choosing to give away your power. You deserve to feel the wonder of your own embodiment and now is as good a time as any!

Download your 2016 forecast here, and use the code NUMILOVE 2016 at checkout for a special 10% discount! You can also find Louise on Instagram @louniverse.

Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising :: Four of Pentacles

You don’t have to do everything at once. It may seem like it, since you have soooo much to do right? But the message is to just start somewhere, not everywhere. If you get your claws too deep in too many things then it may be easy to slip into controlling mode – and didn’t you just do a lot of work on letting go? So, yeah, just go slowly, but still surely in the direction you have set with your intentions, and allow things to play out, with your guidance, but still some breathing room.

You also may want to take this start of the year energy to do some financial check-ins, again without a sense of panic. Try and take on a compassionate viewpoint as far as money is concerned, and allow some give and take. As much as you can overspend perhaps you can also hold back? And if you are afraid to spend some of the money that you have so carefully earned, know that you are allowed to give back to yourself.

Your Year Ahead…
Looking back over the past few years there has been this gentle wave of barriers crashing down and a softer energy moving in. You’ve stepped much more into your feelings and your intuition in ways that perhaps even you wouldn’t have predicted. As a sign that’s very much aware of the journeying of life, it is fitting that you constantly remind yourself of how your own personal cycles take shape.

You definitely have strong feelings of change around you, but this feels more like renewal and reactivating. The changes don’t seem to carry any drama, in fact your energy feels extremely loving and joyous and it seems that if anything your biggest challenge will be learning to accept feelings of happiness and stability. It sounds strange but often they are the things that scare us the most, the idea that perhaps you are fully equipped for your journey and you do have everything you need. Who knew?

I also encourage you to really embrace your weird and the woo woo this year, even the more skeptical of you. This can come by realizing that you don’t have to do things like anyone else, and that your spiritual practice is something that you can totally create yourself. You are the guru in your journey and the fun comes from experimenting with what feels magical to you.

Finally, I would love for you to remember that softening isn’t about becoming powerless or weak. If you keep building up on the self-trust that you have been working on over the last year then you will be more confident in all your endeavors. You’ve got this.

Download your 2016 forecast here, and use the code NUMILOVE 2016 at checkout for a special 10% discount! You can also find Louise on Instagram @louniverse.

MY MYSTICAL LIFE: S&M ACUPUNCTURE AND THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA

Yes…the perfect cup of tea! And plenty of other high-vibness, like Shopping for Syria and the period pants that went viral

:: MONDAY ::
As part of my ongoing research into “our periods as secret Goddess code” (both for myself personally, and for you as a chapter in MY BOOK – which will be out spring ’17 y’all!) I met Thinx founder Miki Agrawal – the kick-ass entrepreneur taking the taboo out of periods with her leak-proof period panties. Most lately with her kick-ass ad campaign that’s currently plastered all over the Bedford St L stop in Brooklyn. For part of the campaign (which went viral btw, after the MTA refused to run ads with the word “period” in them, WTF), Miki asked her customers to complete the phrase: “Thinx is…” One of my faves is in the picture below. Right on, sisters!

:: TUESDAY ::
I think I had the perfect cup of tea with my friends at CAP Beauty, the West Village high-vibe beauty boutique. As in, not only are the products they stock all natural and chemical free, they contain ingredients that actually contribute to your overall radiance – to which Cindy and Kerriynn, who I met while they were in the planning phases for the store, are the living, glowing testament. Anyway, this is the recipe for the tea they gave me: 1 x Lamill chai tea bag, 1/2 x tspn Sun Potion’s He Shou Wu, 1 x tspn coconut oil. Mix, or even better, blend. Life-changing.

Sun Potion He Shou Wu, $66, CAP Beauty

:: WEDNESDAY ::
Shout to my friend Kate for launching her Shop For Syria online auction – a frankly mind-blowing selection of donated gifts, profits from the sale of which will go to. Seriously, how many times when thinking about the holidays does the notion of actual “goodwill to all (wo)men” cross your mind. Yeah, thought so. So whatever Christmas shopping you had in mind, seriously check this out first: Shopforsyria.tumblr.com You can even bid for a personalized VM message from SIA!

:: THURSDAY ::
When your acupuncturist begins your session by asking if you’re familiar with the spiritual roots of S&M…you’re supposed to jump off the table, right? Or not. If you’re me, you pay close attention as she describes how allowing your body to just surrender to whatever sensations it’s experiencing, is actually the path to the most profound relaxation known to human tissue. And since my human tissue seriously needs to relax, I gave her the green flag to go deep. Yes it “hurt” (what’s in a label!) – but floated home in the kind of daze I get after a deep tissue massage. With an added acupuncture buzz. Surrender forever.

:: FRIDAY ::
So I spent a large part of last night texting with my friend about what practitioners and alternative therapies I thought she should try to tackle an issue she’s being faced with right now – and it really got me thinking about how much experience I’ve had in this area. At one point I even texted: “Lol – I’m like Google for healers!” I honestly love nothing better than coming up with this kind of high-vibe “prescription” – I once had a friend who put herself on what she called “Ruby’s Regime” when she wanted to sort her life out…and it totally worked! So what I wanna know it, could I help you in this way too? Answers below, as it’s a string I’m considering adding to my bow…

TAROTSCOPES: DECEMBER 2015

Tarotscopes December 2015 cast by Louise Androlia using The Cosmic Tarot.

Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising :: Princess of Wands

I think it’s only right that we should feel a little more super powered around our birthday, and for you there’s no exception. After all, this is your official new year, your solar-powered leap into a new and inviting space. So it may not be strange for you to feel more active than usual over the coming weeks, and I don’t just mean physically. That mind of yours has a lot to think about, which could be adventure enough.

The word adventure does feel fitting though, as it seems as you have your eyes on a prize, something ahead that you’ve been planning for or maybe are waiting for. For some of you this may involve a little future tripping that sees you just trying to wish yourself somewhere else, while for others this could manifest as a physical and very irritating wait. Either way, your power lies in your ability to trust the process and take action only in the present moment. Having goals and making plans is brilliant, but only if it comes without self-imposed restrictions.

So, at the start of this new solar year I want to ask you, what is it that you’re striving for? And how can you make your journey towards it more empowered and less anxiety ridden? Although we often decide not to believe this, we get to choose exactly how high our stress levels are. After all, you have the ability to decided how you react and respond to your every day encounters and thought processes. As you move through the month I want you to bear in mind that any situation that’s fuelled by drama really isn’t worth putting your mind, body and spirit on high alert for. Save your stress reserve for when you really need it, and instead work out how you can better channel your Fire element.

You are ruled by Fire after all, and it’s one of the best elements to learn to master. On a lower level setting it could see you getting angry, frustrated, judgmental and self sabotaging; but at a higher vibration, the same situation could find you creating, dreaming, imagining and in your ultimate manifesting space. Monitoring your mood over the coming weeks if you feel yourself spiraling downwards, consider how you could channel that Fire in a way that will work much more constructively for you. Just imagine what you might encounter in this higher energy.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

 

Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising :: Judgement

And what comes after retreat? Rebirth. This is a big month for you, with your own solar year set to take off in line with the new year itself, I feel you’re going to be big on making PLANS and for once, instead of telling you to slow down I’m going to encourage you to stand up, pay attention and get involved. With your attention fully on your own life, it deserves to be grabbed fully, embraced and absorbed. You have the energy of transformation on your side so it’s certainly the right time to be preparing to make any big changes you’ve been inching towards.

So, what does this mean for you? Change is an interesting energy, whether the changes are subtle or life altering, great or not so, the feelings that come along with any sort of change are always the same – overwhelm, anxiety and feeling ungrounded. The power at your fingertips is to be able to empower the shifts you are going through as they arrive, as you create them. The Tarot teaches us that transformation is a natural part of life, and a constantly occurring process. The cycles of life spin frequently and we always, always have the opportunity to get actively involved.

So this month’s card is very much a WAKE UP CALL. What are you hiding from? What fears are you afraid to address? What do you want to quit? What do you want to call in? Your journey is sooooo on your side right now, and you are truly encouraged to scrape the sleep from the corners of your eyes and get up and get on it! It’s exciting to commit to a new day; it’s thrilling to commit to a new part of your life. We all know that the unknown can be a terrifying concept but, oh, isn’t it just beautiful too?

The sun is in the distance, rainbows surround you, your pains are waning, and your opportunities are arising. An important part of emerging from the shadows will be a sense of standing your ground, learning to really say NO to what doesn’t feel good, and getting rid of any people pleasing tendencies once and for all. Your priority is on valuing your time and being precious about spending it in ways that lift you into your higher powers. The next stage of your life is knocking at the door, go and introduce yourself

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

 

Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising :: Prince of Swords

Reclaiming your power is the grand theme for this month, and some idea of what your power is in the first place will go hand-in-hand with this. Empowerment arises out of self-knowledge and self-awareness, hence the reason a strong self-care practice really is the key to everything. I mention “re-claiming” because there is a sense of rising up and connecting to your internal confidence in a new and more embodied way.

Our personal power is always shifting, due to our experiences and the emotions they give rise to. It’s likely that in the recent months you have experienced events or even just a shift in mindset that have caused you to rethink your place in the world and your place within yourself. The first step to embodying this new sense of self is to check back in and see where you’re at in your story, and how authentic you’re feeling. Okay so we get told to be authentic alllllll the time, but what does that really mean? To behave truly authentically we have to meet ourselves where we ARE. If you’re ignoring or rejecting any part of yourself or your story then it’s very difficult to really stand in your highest self, and your present moment shoes.

Part of being an empowered individual is saying, right this is what’s happened, this is how I felt, this is how I feel right now and it’s all okay. You are here, you are alive, and you are powerful, no matter how weird you feel inside! It’s about standing up and recognizing: “this is me, this is where I am today, I am not broken, I am an evolving human being.” Notice the sense of relief that washes over you when you just allow yourself to be where you’re at?

I want you to be considering all this because I feel you may need it during your interactions with others. There are lots of new ideas in the air, and it can be scary to share them with the world, and throw your opinions into the mix but know that when you speak from a place of compassion and self-knowledge, they are usually well received. Your fears are normal, but it really IS time to get yourself “out there.” Gift yourself a renewed sense of confidence by simply reminding yourself ‘I’m here’ – and you will always be exactly where you are supposed to be.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

 

Pisces :: Pisces Rising :: The Hierophant

If you’re feeling stuck, ask for help. If you’re feeling sad, ask for help. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, ask for help. If you’re feeling heartbroken, ask for help. If you’re feeling unwell, ask for help. This month, guidance is abundant; it’s within every encounter, it’s in the body of your books, it’s in that internet black hole, it’s on the walk you take in the park, and it’s available via every wish and prayer you make. Although it’s normal to feel the opposite, the sense that you’re all alone is not true.

Whatever you’re feeling has been felt before, there are people all around you who feel alone too – especially the ones that you think couldn’t possibly! There is always a ‘me too’ whether you’re hearing it right now or not. This is a teaching month, one where you can receive help but also one where you can give aid, because you see, you have wisdom to share too. If you have a story, and we all do, then at some point it will help you to share it. There is, however, no need to feel you have to share it right NOW. You have to do your own healing first, and then you can be of service. Then you can be that ‘me too’ for the person who needs it.

So, what do you need to receive right now? Where are you feeling disconnected – what kind help would be appreciated? The Universe is throwing winks at you big time, so attempt to get yourself into a space where you can receive them. Synchronicities and numinous moments are for everyone, there’s no complicated magic trick to perform, but you do need to be able to see them. You can keep your eyes wide open by practicing a constant state of surrender, which instantly throws you into an expansive space.

Start each day by shouting, or whispering I SURRENDER into the open space around you. Make your intention that you want to see the full 360 degrees of life, the unturned stones and the dark corners. If you aren’t receiving it’s only because you aren’t seeing, and this is a fun exercise to wake yourself up to this simple truth, because we all fall asleep sometimes. Finally, write, write and write some more. You gain great inner voice direction when you put pen to paper and just let it all out.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

 

Aries :: Aries Rising – The Lovers

The past few months have required you to scatter your time and your attention in all directions, but now it’s time for a little more one-on-one. This is a month of reassessing what the idea of true connection means to you within your most personal interactions, and that includes the relationship with yourself. What if a full-blown gigantic love affair was the only option in every area of your life? Imagine if you had to have a big crush on every single thing you do, every place you go, and every person you choose to spend your time with.

With this visual in your mind, what needs to be cleared out? What things in your life don’t seem to have stuck in a good way? What seems frivolous? I want you to be aiming high for your mind, body and spirit and accepting no impostors – including how you handle your own sense of authenticity. For those of you who are in a partnership, don’t feel guilty about closing the door and committing to your relationship with each other. Retreat with each other, because it feels like there’s a deeper level of connection just around the corner – you just have to allow the space for it to occur.

Those of you who are single, think about what you might be wasting your energy on. You don’t have to be seeking a relationship to appreciate the people in your sphere. Who do you find most fascinating? Which individuals can teach you new things and hold your attention? You are a person of high energy and ideas and if your mind isn’t led to discover new things then you will get bored. In all senses though Aries, this is a month for intimacy and depth, rather than throwing yourself into group after group activity. Cherish late night phone calls, and cozy dinner dates.

Meanwhile, the same applies on the work front. Buckle down and focus your attention on the project that makes you swoon, the one that keeps you up at night. While on one hand it may freak you out to explore one thing so deeply, you have got this. There may be a big decision coming your way, and if you commit to following the signs that feel good, then even on the smallest level you’re all set to learn something that contributes massively to your overall transformation. So dive in, don’t play small.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

 

Taurus :: Taurus Rising – Queen of Wands

Is this month going to rise up and match the intensity that you’re infusing it with? Unlikely, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rise up and march on if that is what’s calling you. As the year winds down, instead of feeling like all you want is to camp out on your sofa for days on end, you may find yourself at your most creatively active and abundant. The only annoyance might come trying and get others to meet you in that space, so don’t panic if you’re trying to push to get something off the ground and you’re met with out-of-office after out-of-office response; you can still be as alive as you like!

You see, I feel that a renewed sense of confidence is about to hit you head on, and after a year of ups and downs, as well as some bouts of major uncertainty, you are frankly thrilled to be feeling back in your power. I urge you to reflect on the story you are living; the patches that seem less active are only ever in place to teach you something, even if it was simply to rest before being radically awoken. Everything is in place to gift you something, whether you work it out now or you see it in ten years’ time – the Universe is ever abundant with her messages.

So, with your energy activated, feel free to use it how you please – with only one rule: it has to be for your highest good and from your highest energy. You can be prone to self-sabotage or restricted thinking on the occasions where you aren’t getting what you want and it’s essential to avoid this now, after all, your life purpose is not to hold yourself down, right? So get into adventure mode and into your most creative mindset – make things, brainstorm, invent, and enthuse.

This doesn’t have to be based in one area either; you can be passionate about everything that’s in your life’s container, love harder, be bolder, and think deeper. I love that you have this opportunity to end the calendar year with your fire energy high and abundant, it’s certainly the time where you don’t need to worry about being grounded, be your weirdest, shout your loudest. Have fun, celebrate everything, and don’t withhold your love from anyone. Be wild.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

 

Gemini :: Gemini Rising – Five of Swords

Time to step into a major time of recalibration, especially if you really did end up in massive Gemini communication mode over the last weeks. You may feel overwhelmed and exhausted, downtrodden and energy sapped – and it’s okay! These moments are always a call for us to get back into our body and shift the focus to self-care. When we feel scattered, it’s usually because we’ve been pouring out more energy than we’ve been accepting in. The balance is off and – ta da – we feel sapped and irritated.

This can happen because of the people we spend our time with, the work we do, and the environments and situations we enter or observe – and especially if we don’t have the energetic tools to manage. So, I want you to begin a daily energy protection practice. Yes daily, non negotiable! Every morning, leave your home with a visual of yourself surrounded by an unbreakable bubble. Every evening, take long deep breaths whilst visualizing yourself underneath a powerful waterfall. With every outbreath, imagine dust and dirt draining out of your feet and into the earth.

Meanwhile, when you feel scattered rub the palms of your hands together and say to yourself: “I am exactly where I am supposed to be.” Visualize roots growing out of your feet and securing in the ground beneath you. Modern life is designed to throw you out of your body, and that it’s your responsibility to get back in. I also want you to consider anywhere that you are feeling restricted or penned in right now, and how much energy you are contributing to this situation. Where are you retreating when you could be rising up?

You are the only one responsible for your feelings, even when it seems to be the opposite, so show yourself some compassionate and give yourself the nurture you need. The end of the year is the perfect time to practice taking pressure off yourself, and off other people. Give yourself a break, you deserve it, you always deserve it. These times of retreat are always aligned to shift us back into an empowered space, and so the more connected you are to your mind, body and spirit, the more prepared you are the embrace your future adventures at their fullest.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

 

Cancer :: Cancer Rising – Queen of Pentacles

I feel like the energy you’ve been just dying to receive is finally coming in – you know, something a little more solid and grounded, a little slower and less frantic. This month feels like a nice, long, deep breath, and with this a huge release of mind-based tension. This is the Earth element, and I also feel a theme of deep and nurturing mothering energy present for you. It’s not to say that you need looking after but you have needed support, and whilst you’ve been managing to pool it together from around and about, this time it’s coming from within. It’s like your legs are the roots of the tree now, and you feel way more confident in saying “I can do this” and “I’ve got this.”

In order to really ride the bliss of this idea of course, you also have to accept it by stepping away from any of your current self-sabotaging brainwaves. It’s very easy to down play yourself and it’s even easier to compare yourself to others. But why? What’s the point? You have to accept your unique brilliance to be able to live within its power, and now is a rather nice time to do so.

So, yes, you have talents and you can create stability. Whether you feel it right now or not, there is potential for that sense of feeling rooted within the world. Remember that empowerment and connection don’t come from external sources or from ticking goals off your life to-do list. You can be rich and successful and still feel disembodied and alone. You know it, so remember it.

As the year draws to a close I feel as though you are also going to be more needed, in every capacity of the word, and after feeling like the needy one for quite a while it will be thrilling to really be a guide to others for a while. Ask those who you think might need you if they require help and donate your time to causes and people that you believe in. This theme covers all your skills and abilities, and even though you might be hiding some of yourself in the shadows it feels like someone around you is going to be not so gently nudging you in the ribs saying, “it’s time, do that thing, it’s okay, you can do it.” Accept the proposal and be the ruler of your world.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

 

Leo :: Leo Rising – Four of Swords

There’s not such a huge shift in energy for you as the year draws to a close, I still feel a huge sense of stillness. With a double dose of this message however, it’s likely that next year is going to be quite active, so I encourage you to really marinate in this down time and keep practicing what it feels like to just be.
The other thing that’s really important when life has served up a pit stop is really check in with where you’re at.

Seek out any area of life that looks like it needs your attention, and then give it. For many of you I feel it will be close to home, especially in the self-care realm. This is also very important if you feel you’ve recently been recently tripped up. If something halts you in your tracks, it’s not for no reason; we are very often called to question the ground we’re walking on. This is a gift from the Universe in itself, as when we’re zooming along at 100mph we often forget to check in with where we’re even going, veering away from or true needs and our intuition.

So, grab a cup of tea and get out your life map – where are you headed and where are you on your journey? Scan all areas of your life, including your inner soul system, and check if the signposts are pointing in the right way. Are there any places where you’re trying to scrabble backwards? Any spots where the weather feels a little misty? Have you got enough fuel, water, and supplies? What needs your attention and how are you going to give it?

This energy also supports planning of course, especially in line with the new calendar year approaching, and I want you to try and keep yourself in a passionate heart space rather than a “what if” head space. It’s normal to get anxieties around the unknown, but nothing is more powerful than the dreams you want to realize. Allow your will to be stronger than your won’t and plan for success and adventure rather than fear and failure. All experiences are lining up waiting for you, and your job is to partake and receive, opposed to predict and dismiss. Timing is stretchy and if something doesn’t appear to be manifesting right now, then “now” isn’t on it’s to do list. Surrender forever.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

 

Virgo :: Virgo Rising – Three of Cups

I always love being able to tell you to let loose and shake it out, and this month is no exception. In fact, over the coming weeks you are the sign most able to live in their surrendered energy. You’ve paid your dues for this year, you’ve worked hard, maybe even too hard, but most of all, you’ve survived. You did it! You are here, you made it, and if you look back I feel you’ll see quite the story unfolding. Isn’t it exciting?

Even if it’s also a little terrifying. But now is the time to allow yourself to celebrate, “allow” being the operative word because it’s not always easy to step 100 per cent into relaxation mode, is it? There’s always a little bit of guilt or a “but I should”, but seriously – that’s bullshit. You need down time and here is it, so go and embrace it. Trying to please anyone else will give you a zero on the fulfillment scale. So what do you really need? And how can you gift that to yourself?

I feel like your emotions are overflowing and so you must allow yourself to step fully into “feeling feelings” mode, even if it makes you uncomfortable. Especially if it makes you uncomfortable. To some of you, the idea of vulnerability really makes you cringe, the idea of someone really seeing you, ugh shudder. But it’s not that terrible really, is it? To receive love and to act from love does not make you weak, it makes you super powered and…a human being!

Celebration is your theme for the month, which may show up obviously or may be more subtle. You may have to invite it in or be the lighthouse itself, but whatever you do, don’t hide from any chance to be uplifted, even if your nerves take a hit. I love this energy because it’s silly and creative, just like natural child energy, reflecting that time in our lives when we hadn’t learned so much about fear and we played abundantly. What would it feel like to wake up and commit to a day (or a week, or a month) of NO rules – except what feels good? No self-pressure, no people pleasing. Game on.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

 

Libra :: Libra Rising – Nine of Cups

Do you have a pair of rose tinted spectacles? If so, I want you to put them on. This month is littered with synchronicities, unexpected opportunities and hidden lessons. What are you currently wishing for and how are you approaching the process? Begging for things from the Universe never seems to work does it? Or making threats – you know, those moments where you feel in crisis and you bring out the bargaining bag.

To manifest successfully we have to believe that we will receive everything we NEED, even if it’s not everything we WANT. A tough pill to swallow, but it does come with a bonus, because often what we get is much more suited to us than expected. Our opportunities to be humbled by our journey come thick, fast and never-ending, which is why showing up and joining the ride is always the most exciting option. So, back to your manifesting. Over the next few weeks I encourage you to pull back from throwing yourself into the future, to retreat from the goals you’ve set, and to allow yourself to see what’s right in front of your nose.

I guarantee that even in your deepest challenge, there’s something within the situation to love and be grateful for. The smallest things can always affect you in the deepest way, and often they are also the most familiar. What do you see or experience every day that has a positive impact on you? It may be a person or a feeling, something that shifts you up a level. It’s there, but can you see it? You are also given a free pass to start the holidays early, to slide into relaxation mode sooner than you’d normally allow yourself. Tone down the doing everything for everyone vibe you’ve been throwing down recently – it is not your job to fix them all.

But it is possible to be there without wearing yourself out. Step back and see how the world still spins but you feel more grounded. With the holidays approaching, I also want you to be generous with your love. Don’t hold back from appreciating those who are important to you, this is an instant energy lifter for you and it’s important, especially because there are people around you eager to return the favor. You deserve your cup to be full.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

 

Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising – Four of Cups

You are not unaware of feelings of apathy, or, as I like to say, coming down with a case of ennui, but you’re more than equipped now to know what to do within these moments. This month, you may find yourself erring on the foot-stomping child version of yourself more than once, mainly in that kind of “I want this thing RIGHT NOW” type of vibe. Yeah, sure you want it right now, but can you accept it at a later date, or in a different format?

You know more than anyone that the whole point of transformation is not knowing what things will look like around the corner, and that you aren’t supposed to. The future is none of your business and you’re just going to have to deal with it, a.k.a get up and outta that bad mood! Okay lecture over, but really, if you’ve placed a pile of restrictions on yourself then reality will never match up to your dreams, because fear and ego don’t reserve any space feeling good – they just keep on telling you that you need more. And the thing is, you have everything you need. In fact, you have more than you need. It’s a classic case of WAKE UP and look around you – oh yeah look at that wonderful thing!

Look at all the talents you have literally bursting out of you. You have to be your own cheerleader now, especially since you’re enough of a spirit leader for everyone else already. It’s time for that energy to be reflected back to you, so lift yourself up and meet yourself in your true energy space, which is luminous, magical, and oh so bright. See it?

Okay, so now we have that covered, it’s just a case of patience and embracing all that the present is bringing you. Your journey isn’t stalled, it’s just taking some downtime. All your plans and the things you’ve been manifesting are unfolding at their own perfect pace, nothing has been averted (unless it really wasn’t for your highest good – trust that) and there are so many sunrises ahead. You clearly need to be where you are right now to receive the bounty of the present moment, so try and not think yourself elsewhere. Unfold your arms and repeat to yourself “I’m ready” – invite in transformation and movement and you’ll see it arise in the most perfect sequence of events. Prepare to be wowed.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

WEEKLY TAROTSCOPE: NOVEMBER 16-22

The Hermit card gives us permission to retreat to a place of personal safety this week, so we can respond opposed to react to areas of difficulty in our life. By Louise Androlia.

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TAROTSCOPES: NOVEMBER 2015

Cast by Louise Androlia using The Cosmic Tarot deck

Scorpio / Scorpio – Queen of Cups

Happy Birthday, my Scorpio soul mates! I feel that November is going to be really heavy with the water element, which should suit you just fine since your sign is the true deep-sea explorer of the Zodiac. It’s a build-on to last month’s toe-dipping into the more vulnerable parts of yourself, and now you are invited to stay in this space and keep diving.

You are the feeler, obviously, and this month the veils are thinning in more ways than one. In the traditional sense, your intuition and psychic powers are likely to be magnified which calls for a serious check in around energy protection and boundaries. It’s important to remember that “boundaries” are different from “walls,” something I’d really like you to explore this month as the energy will likely see you dismantling some of your own blocks too. Where are you placing bricks and mortar under the pretense of protecting yourself or controlling things, but actually using them as a bunker to hide in and be afraid? The Scorpio soul is made to rise from the ashes over and over again, and if you are in pain then you are exactly where you are supposed to be.

The option you have over the coming weeks is to empower your water element rather than act as though you’ve been victim to your own personal tsunami of vindication. Note where you are placing blame, whether it’s on a situation or a person. Whilst situations will cause us trauma, and bring up feelings and that we are not responsible for, it is our choice how we perceive and walk upon the road ahead. If you find yourself saying “they made me…’” or “I’m like this because…” then you will stay stuck in the same revolving doorway forever. It is a huge act of self-love and courage to allow your feelings to be of value, and to not shame or guilt yourself – a super power you really have at your fingertips right now.

In regards to interactions with others, romantic or in friendship or business, you can be checking in with the type of balance that complements your mood the best. The last thing you need is to be the constant mother figure or therapist, it’s not the best use of your personal power and will sometimes lead you to resent the company you find yourself in. Your empathy and insight is best used as a tool to empower your divine feminine nature, by learning how best to receive. You can be entirely independent while still creating a space for someone to surprise you. Experiment with the elasticity of love.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising – Ace of Cups

This month feels a little lighter on the emotional front. You’re not fully out of the water, but feeling less overwhelmed. You may have noticed how the last couple of weeks brought up a LOT of feelings, maybe too many for your liking? And now comes a clearing after the storm. Clarity of heart is your theme for the coming weeks, really exploring the truth and depth of what you feel, the result being that you realize your feelings are there to empower you, rather than creep up on you like an attack.

You see, when you choose to own your feelings they are no longer to likely to overflow, and that includes your way of dealing with all the good stuff too. This month brings in such beautiful new energy that it will serve you well to check in with how you receive positive energy. Are you quick to downplay your achievements? Do you brush off compliments? Are you afraid to lift yourself up for fear of being knocked down? The coming weeks are the perfect time to practice receiving good news, and not instantly fighting back with sarcasm or self-sabotage.

Take the happy results and sit with them, practice feeling how it is to be uplifted, even if it does seem uncomfortable at first. Your ability to embrace successes should not be attached to fear of loss. Recognize that the present moment, this one, right now, really is the only thing that’s real. So challenge yourself to wrap your arms around it when the feeling is good, even just for a second. The flip side of this is that I also want you to feel at wild liberty to send love to those whom you admire, because you have plenty of people to thank right now. This can only, of course, be in balance with the kindness you give to yourself. The pattern goes: receive, give, rest, and repeat.

On the more romantic front, this month is gifting you an enlightened ability to check in with what you really need, not what you think that you want. There’s no shame in not wanting to feel alone, but any notion that that weakness is the product of letting go are entirely self-created. Vulnerability is a superpower, because it allows you to be fully yourself – it’s not about being exposed, but standing in the light. And with this comes a prime time for birthing all that feels good. Take your focus away from the fear of judgment, and back onto the depths of your passions.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising – The Hermit

Relaxation and retreat are not the same thing, and this is a beautiful month for discovering what the idea of the later really means to you. As always, many of your themes bring up lessons around being kinder and more gentle to yourself, but this exploration of the notion of a personal journey is an angle I feel you can really embrace. Over the coming weeks I want you to consider what you’d like to immerse yourself in, and I mean what YOU would like, not what you think you should be pursuing.

It feels as though you’re getting impatient to see the results of something, or find out what might happen in the future. I want you to consider that this idea of personal retreat is what will bring the results you want, opposed to you hunting high and low outside of yourself. A few weeks of personal excavation and unapologetically doing things that connect you to yourself are likely to rev up your creative mind and get you on the correct course for the kind of future successes you have you heart set on.

Retreat also comes with no guilt of course; it is simple a choice to step away in order to arrive back more fully. And this doesn’t have to mean a week on an ashram – it might look more like a daily dance party in your living room, or signing up for membership at your favorite gallery or art house movie theatre. This is about an immersion into your SELF, and for some of you it might digging the darker depths, while for others it will be a celebration of all that is light. There is no wrong way to self-retreat!

The grander theme here is of self-restoration, in order to gain better insight into how you might like to move forwards over the next six months – and I would also like to touch on any discomfort you might be feeling. I feel some of you may be experiencing anxiety in regards to putting yourself “out there” and also being prone to falling into the comparison trap. This is in place to force you to realize that YOU are the safest and best place to operate from; that the more embodied you are, the less you will question your abilities. It may be that you find yourself constantly refusing to allow yourself this immersion, but keep pursuing it. When you emerge from your cocoon after this time out, you will discover a new and improved level of personal superstardom.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising – Two of Pentacles

This is a month for dipping your toes into the new whilst still juggling all that is present and active – a.k.a. finding your balance in unknown territory. Of course, this busy period is of your own manifesting and will be infinitely rewarding, as long as you are able to find space to take care of yourself. It may feel tempting not to slow down right now, with your fear of losing precious momentum shouting GO! GO! GO! Enter the hustling and the ladder climbing. The opportunity you have now is to rewrite the way you take things on board, so that you invite peace as a personal addition to the whole process.

While it somehow seems preposterous to factor in time for proper self-care in periods of forward motion, the fact is the more you can get grounded in your own body the more accomplished you will be at seeing everything through. And you are an achiever, you like to see results, you like to know you’ve done a good job – so why not take this opportunity to be more present with your successes and the joy they bring?
Remember that time is stretchy; it’s not that the ticking clock isn’t real, but it can be depressingly restrictive if you live with the panic that you never have enough time. A mantra I’ve always found useful when trying to get things done is: “I have all the time that I need” – if only for its ability to throw me back into the present moment where I’m more likely to actually do something! Try it when you find yourself on a deadline over the coming weeks.

New ventures are encouraged, and the energy of the month also supports you in not having to know everything. Seeking perfection can be a form of procrastination, and yes, I know you like to be prepared, but there are many magic moments waiting to be stumbled upon, so make room for some surrender – it’s that stretch again, you see. Stand firmly in the unknown and choose to be proud of every leap of faith, they can only serve to bring you more wisdom and confidence within your decisions. Finally, there is an underlying theme of travel this month, and as always this may be external or internal. Where do you want to visit? What do you want to experience? And whom do you want to spend time with? Journey on.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Pisces / Pisces Rising – King of Pentacles

This is the most grounded energy I’ve felt for you in a while, and I feel that you are going to really love it – or at least like you really need it! There is a real theme of settlement and home improvement this November, and you can work with this by considering the ways in which you grow your roots. On the actual home front, for some of you this may be as simple as finally moving into a more stable location after a few living situations that perhaps weren’t aligned with you feeling the safest.

If you are headed to a new space, then empower it from day one. You can energy clear and protect to your hearts content, but also think about your intentions for how you want to feel in your new spot; what is this new chapter bringing in for you? How can you navigate this change in the most self-loving way? On the point of stability, your career and finances are also front center, and even if you find yourself resisting the idea, taking some steps to feeling more confident in regards to your incomings and outgoings is going to feel so good. Doing taxes and accounts can always bring in the eye roll, but you feel superpowered afterwards right?

Try to remember this energy within all your endeavors. Don’t be afraid to look ahead a little and then return and see what you can do in the present to help you feel more stable in the future. Act and proceed with the earth element as your companion over the coming weeks. With water as your ruler and with a tendency to feel overwhelmed, anything that gets you more present will help you on a spiritual and emotional level. The company you are keeping also factors into this – great friendships and relationships happen when we each have something to give the other.

It may feel like you need to hang around with people exactly like you, but instead seek out those who balance you out, as well as those who you feel challenge you in a positive way. If someone is on your mind (and it’s not a mad/bad love obsession type of thing) then what does he or she ignite in you? Embrace the challenges of being a human by, well, being a human. Dive right in and really enjoy the mess of the unknown.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Aries / Aries Rising – Seven of Pentacles

With last month bringing in a whole new cycle of action it seems only natural (by the standards of the Universe at least) that a little balance needs to be returned to the mix. Over the next few months, this comes in by way of the good old surrender practice – which is perhaps the last thing you want to hear right now, since you seem to have convinced yourself that what you really need is to grow an extra ten pairs of hands in order to keep yourself together and in control of it ALL.

While it’s hard for us to grasp the power of letting go, it’s actually the thing that causes us to feel the most in control because all the surrounding stress is released, resulting in more focus. What you need to loosen your grip on right now is the feeling of wanting to see results ahead of time, otherwise known as anxiety via future tripping. And yes, you of many ideas and dreams, of course we always need to “look ahead” when planning. But there is a difference between seeing future potential, and predicting future outcomes. The cliché of “what will be will be” may never cease to annoy you, but the gold in this saying is just to allow things to move as they need.

I feel like you’ll have two major things that need your attention over the coming weeks, and it may take all your focus not to wander off in a million other directions. But trust that what is in front of you is all you need to attend to. You may find that the things you expect to see results from get delayed and the stuff you’d kind of pushed to the side suddenly comes back into the forefront – people included.

On the subject of other people, you be practicing your delegation skills at the moment, which feels equally thrilling as it does horrifying. Remember that you can’t control other people as much as you can’t control your destiny. If meetings change and people come in and out, then the words “it’s not about me” are golden. Keep stepping back and simply allowing others to help you. It will bring great wisdom, in whatever form the lessons may come. Finally, in terms of energy, you will really benefit from a lot of clearing this month, whether it’s breathing exercises at home or checking in with your energy healer – it’s not being indulgent, it’s essential!

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Taurus / Taurus Rising – Ten of Cups

After a month of inner healing you are now ready to rise to the occasion of meeting yourself where you are at. So, where ARE you at? Are you checked in or out of yourself? If you feel you still are holding onto some fear and chaos from the last few weeks, then aside from keeping up a constant vigil on the level of darkness you are allowing in, you also have to decide to open up and step out of your cave.

Reason being, is that the water element is dialed up to the max right now, suggesting to me that there is a whole wave of receiving that needs to happen. I know that it can feel SO uncomfortable to accept advice and to break down the walls when you are desperate to reinforce them. But often we need to remember that receiving the good stuff is part of helping others too, because they are waiting to give to us. An easy way to practice this is just to experimenting the art of stepping back, or even visualizing yourself stepping back and simply listening a little more. See what others have to say over the coming weeks, as it feels like you are wide open to get tuned into some great synchronicities and messages, from above and below.

You may find that great advice comes from falling down an Instagram black hole or contacting an old friend – the ways in which we can receive guidance are unlimited if we are even vaguely open to accepting it.
Meanwhile this is a beautiful month for empowering and feeling empowered by your relationships. On your side of the table, get as familiar as possible with any blocks you have to being in the company that serves you best – meaning company that brings you the right kinds of challenges, and not just overplayed negative scenarios.

You can tune into this by thinking about the one person who causes you to feel the most alive every time you hang out with them, and focus on this energy as what you want to manifest in the future. Oh and crushes – let’s not forget how fun they can be, because this is a month to play! Experiment with having a crush on everyone, practice what it feels like to rose tint your mind and see something great in every new person you meet. Can you live in the energy of attraction and use it to make you feel super powered? You may as well try, right? Let love lift you up.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Gemini / Gemini Rising – Eight of Wands

After a month of keeping things within your perceived zone of control, you will definitely need to keep on with the surrender practice in order to receive the benefits of the incoming blast of fire energy. There is a certain speed to the coming few weeks, and you may notice this as an internal thing or within the world around you. When we step into a faster paced energy it’s very easy to start embodying it in some of the more negative ways, one being frustration. After all, if you’re getting things done then shouldn’t everyone else be as equally on it as you? Well, not so much, because you aren’t in a race, and trying to force others onto your path won’t get you very far.

Fire energy is the most important part of us to learn to manage and not misfire, and on the subject of frustration, I feel you can do a lot of work this month regarding the notion of reacting vs responding. Reacting often doesn’t require much thought or feeling, it’s a quick response to a situation that bypasses the body and mind and just, well, kind of vomits out.

Hence why we never feel super great after we have thrown out a reaction that we didn’t quite mean.
This is where the power of feeling feelings comes in, which means taking in the experience you are having and letting it sit in your body for as little as 90 seconds seconds. This will grant you the distance required to responding from a place that will serve you and everybody involved the best. After all, you do want to get what you want right? And equally you hate to feel like you have been misunderstood. So just practice – taking that one deep breath, that counting to ten, that tuning in to your body.

Whilst it may feel powerful to practice responding, it may also be humbling to practice not reacting, to veer away from typically tempting dramatic scenarios, to not participate in things that don’t feel good. This is the taming of the fire energy, because then you can put the rest to good use. So what is your “good use” this month? This speedy energy, how can you make the best of it? Get up early, stay up late, do all the things that make you feel alive. Love wildly, be liberal with your compassion, create, play, and make a mess. Clear out your inbox, write your book proposal. Dream with no limits.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Cancer / Cancer Rising – Eight of Pentacles

Did you get the memo about you stepping into a new cycle? So sorry if it didn’t come through, but yes it’s back to the school of life for you. You may have been aware that the last few months have had huge themes of clearing and letting go – as well as noticing some long awaited “ah-ha” moments finally filtering in? This has all been about clearing a space for you to say hello to your most naked, clear-thinking and emboldened self.

You’ve been “stripped back” for a reason, and that’s to realign yourself with what you came here for. You could look at this from a past life in relation to present purpose viewpoint, or simply from the understanding that you are returning to some of your original intentions from years past. However you choose to understand it, the theme is centered on how you can now make the best use of the here and now. You will still find yourself randomly tugged back to moments from the past, and but here comes your chance to really choose how you view them. Are there still places where you feel the disempowered victim? Are there people you are still blaming for your feelings? Are you still cursing your journey itself?

There’s nothing wrong with acknowledging where we have felt loss – this is a major part of being a human, but there comes a point where we have to shift from this becoming our perceived blueprint for the future. Whatever has happened in the past is not going to become a pattern, unless you choose for it to be. The idea of us having to keep repeating things until we learn – yes it makes sense, but we aren’t always reminded that the way we break those cycles is by consciously deciding to step to the side and take a different path going forward.

So what pattern do you want to step out of? What way of thinking or internalizing or blaming? What dialogue in your mind can be rewritten this month? These few weeks of “back to school” – they are in place for you to re-educate yourself. So flip the switch, draw the line, say NO MORE when you really need it the most. Then what? Stop, drop and immerse yourself in self-compassion; to have chosen to change the channel, it’s not easy. But empowering? Absolutely. To remind yourself that your destiny is created by you is kind of cool, don’t you think?

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Leo / Leo Rising – The Hanged Man

Finding comfort within the discomfort is your challenge in the month to come – but don’t worry, I’m not predicting chaos! Instead, I’m challenging you to sit with the one big thing (or maybe a few) that is making you feel frustrated, impatient, and out of control. You know what it is right? That feeling where you are dyyiiingggg to know the outcome of a certain scenario? Or that niggling itch of waiting for someone to just sort.It.Out! These are all fire energy challenges of course, and your home element always invites you over and over again to work more deeply with it, to master it, to empower it.

So hang in there, yes literally. The next few weeks are just for practicing being still, hence why there might be some discomfort, because it’s not easy to be still when there are a million things racing around our minds. What we discover from just sitting with ourselves however, is that when we stop our mind gets a chance to mirror our body, there is a filtering through and a slowness that arrives when we allow ourselves to just FEEL for a bit. I’d like you to practice feeling each racing thought, each out of control panic, each spot of frustration. Invite the emotions that comes up into your body, just say “hey,” and tell yourself it’s safe to be here, because it is.

Meanwhile, outside your body and your experiences I ask you to practice a little surrender with regards the other people in your life. Can you let them just be where they are at too? Remember there’s a difference between teaching and preaching. Trying to force change upon others will never work, but it will cause you to keep getting more and more annoyed. One of the most powerful things we can do is to just let others be, and to support them in their process.

Share your ideas and let them resonate with what they need, which likely won’t be the same as you and that is a good thing. Imagine how boring and creepy the world would be if we all were in the exact same place – it would feel out of balance. We need the subtleties of each individual journey in order to learn compassion, discover friendships. and experience love. Oh and p.s. If you need a spot of help to find this calm space, then ask for help, whether this means shaking it out at your favorite dance class or visiting your on-call shaman – someone has got your back.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Virgo / Virgo Rising – Seven of Cups

Enter November, the month of mystery! Are you living it up in a whirlwind right now? I feel like you’ve been all over the place recently, physically and mentally, taking in SO much new information, inviting in so many new experiences, all up in your feelings AND your thoughts. So, how are you doing? In case some of you are tapping into some moments of overwhelm and confusion, just remember that you ARE the earth energy and that a sense of grounding is at your fingertips any time you should need it.

I feel that you might enjoy a good old dose of earth to kick you back into your body as the month begins. Noooo I’m not trying to ruin your fun! The more you are IN your body, the more you can enjoy the magical mystery tour you’re on, get it? So do whatever you do to feel full of your human self, and if you’re drawing a blank, think rooted foods, Epsom salts, cord cutting energy meditations, exercise, nature.

Anyway, back to the whirlwind; with all these exciting things in the mix it’s worth checking in with anywhere that you feel a bit lost, which often happens when we have embraced a billion new feelings. It’s easy to feel out of control. On one hand, I feel it’s pretty great for you to experience this, a never-ending lesson that we are never really in control that you know more than most, but which continues to be beneficial. So what can you release from your grip that you kind of don’t need anyway? Sometimes we are trying to control things that we aren’t even that bothered about. I feel there’s at least one thing you’re obsessing about just for the sake of it. Why? Check in with why you need to be still holding that string and remind yourself that it’s safe to let go.

I also feel like November is going to be quite prophetic in the dream department, so take this time to consider starting a dream journal. Remember to not take things too literally though; as in NO all your teeth aren’t going to fall out, but yes maybe that dream about your old partner does mean you still have some clearing to do. On this subconscious theme, why not create some rituals too, using them to cast some intentions with a vibe of self-empowerment at the core. Enjoy being alone, nothing is missing, you know what you need.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Libra / Libra Rising – The Moon

In perfect contrast to last month’s light, you are invited to again cast yourself back into the darkness – but this time it’s less about the deep diving, and more the making magic. The Moon is your mistress over the coming weeks and I’d love for you to work with her themes, noticing how the subtle arc of her journey matches up to your own moods. The Moon represents our subconscious and governs all that is hidden, and so you might like to also look upon the coming weeks as a time of self-investigation.

I must remind you however, that this is not the same as self-sabotage, self-punishment or any sort of internal blame gaming. Instead, this is a chance to sift through, unearth and bring to the surface anything that seems to have been prodding at you from within recently. You will all be acutely aware of what this thing might be and I want you to acknowledge the fear or the scenario and LOVE the hell out of it. What? Yes that IS what I said; I want you to throw all the compassion you can muster upon these shadowy scenes, because this will help you discover the way through and out.

It’s so easy to cast anger and resentment on the niggling things we know we need to work on and it rarely gets us anywhere, but to show them mercy and grace? Beautiful – and also, so empowering. It might be that you bring forth a younger version of yourself and simple say “it’s okay.” Or perhaps you look upon a negative mindset and just go, “okay, I see you, how can we work together?” The entire nature of your subconscious is that it’s YOUR subconscious, so you may as well discover a plan to cast miracles together.

In regards to the external themes of the Moon, keep returning back to your body before casting out opinions or conclusions. It can be easy to get intuition and suspicion mixed up, reason being that we often carry the past into our present and speak from there rather than what’s actually happening. For anything that feels even slightly blurry or confused, keep giving yourself a moment to get IN the moment. All matters that feel important really deserve time and consideration. Take your time to act from embodiment rather than out of haste, and you will feel so on it with your communication. You and the Moon, totally BFFs now right?

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

WEEKLY TAROTSCOPE: OCTOBER 12-18

The Seven of Wands brings an opportunity to step into your own voice. Less proving yourself, more BEING yourself…says Louise Androlia.

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WEEKLY TAROTSCOPE: OCTOBER 5-11

This week’s card is the Ten of Cups. Enter an abundance of unconditional love…but it has to begin with you, says Louise Androlia.

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TAROTSCOPES: OCTOBER 2015

Cast by Louise Androlia using the Cosmic Tarot Deck

Libra / Libra Rising – The Sun

Ok Librans, it’s time to unleash the GOOD VIBES. So it turns out that all it takes to be courageous is keep opening your heart, again and again, even when you feel desperate to shut the doors and lock everyone and everything out. Painful? Hell yeah, but that is what being a human is all about. Life is messy but there is joy hidden among every heartache. This is the month to start filtering and pocketing the gold.

Your birthday month is like your own personal new year, so forget waiting for January and gift yourself a brand new year ritual over the coming weeks. You don’t have to be a seasoned witch to get this going! Just carve out some sacred space for yourself as soon as you can, a good hour (or five) and dedicate this time to you and only you. First up, connect to your feelings, especially the ones you’d like to run from; never forget that your feelings are your superpower and the direct channel to self-empowerment and connection. Your feelings are your friends, they are not there to attack you. Write them down, should them out, say hello to all the dirt!

Next, connect to your gratitude. Thank your challenges, thank your enemies, and thank your destiny. Thank all of those people who have helped you this past year. Write these down too, should them out to the Universe, and feel yourself expanding. Now, surrender. What do you want to release, now and forever? Visualize your whole body covered in the muck that you want to blast away, and then bathe, scrub, body brush, shower, shake; get connected to the grime and wash and drain away all that you no longer need.
Then it’s time to call in this Sun energy, which is pure and vulnerable. Make a promise to yourself that you will move forward with an intention to be wide open to receiving all that you need in the coming year.

Commit to knowing that vulnerability isn’t a weakness, commit to knowing that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Know that it’s okay to feel scared of the unknown, but remember that just because something is new, doesn’t mean that it’s bad – in the same way, when letting go, remember that just because something is familiar, it doesn’t mean it’s good! Gather all this super powered energy in your body; remember what it feels like to be energized by your own wisdom, by your own spirit. Finally, why not dance it out?

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Scorpio / Scorpio – The Ten of Cups

Let the love back in. You’ve been holding on so tight the last few months, anxiously awaiting that ‘shift,’ the big lightning bolt from the sky that drops down to Earth on a silky soft banner and softly whispers ‘it’s okay’. This month is about that softening. You are tough, brave and powerful, but that’s not all you are. It’s time to unravel and reveal on a deeper level. You know you’ve felt it coming, and the time is now. You know how you always see everyone? It’s time to be seen, and hell yeah, that’s scary! But it’s supposed to be, and being raw is being real will propel you to the next best place you need to be.

It feels like you may have experienced some lapses in your own faith recently, and you are now in a wonderful position to recalibrate, in a ‘new you’ sort of way. Remember that you are designed to evolve, so everything about your own self-care practice also is supposed to shift too. Trust that whatever you feel pulled towards is for you, because you are being looked after. Even if the only invisible force you can resonate with is the air that you breathe, then know that THIS is the Universal connnection you need, that it’s right there and it’s not going anywhere.

For those of you who are interested in diving deeper, then you may also find a special connection to your passed family members and your ancestral lineage over the coming weeks. Ask for their assistance with a deeper level of clearing, and request they guide you to stay expansive enough to recognize the symbols and signs along your path that always remind you of what you already know.

You see, this month is about a higher love, and you’ll be either feeling it or really NOT. But if you stop and think, ‘wait, I’m not feeling any love right now,’ then perhaps this is your opportunity to create it yourself. How can YOU spread more compassion? Perhaps you are the person being called to be of service; maybe it’s time to step up. Maybe it’s time to be kinder to yourself. In the raw material world, and in love, again, be open to being open. Allow yourself to be seen, even if it’s just starting with that one close friend. People want to be there for you. Let the love back in.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising – The Queen of Cups

After last months smack down and shake up, you are being gently teased back to feeling your feelings again. Yeah that old trick; it’s like September was the filling in a feelings sandwich, so look back to August – where were you then? And what has changed? What has the opportunity to change? I feel this month brings a great exercise in perspective, and the gift will be in looking at your life through a new lens. This is always the choice we have, in any given situation, and it’s a superpower.

Yes, YOU get to choose how you see things. Your fears may show you a more low vibe picture, the more restricted option, the route with no potential. But that is never all there is. This month, you can either rise up or stay in your shadows. Which is it going to be? Now, when I bring this topic of conversation in, it’s important to know that s*** happens, and your pain is valid and valuable too. Nothing can take that away. This is where the compassion element to moving forward comes in, you allow yourself the pain and still choose to believe there is a new place, a blank space of possibility for you to move into.

Your choice over the coming weeks will be how you decide to view the stories you tell yourself. What are you blaming? Who are you angry at? Allow yourself to rage and tantrum, shake it out, scream it out, this fire needs attention. Then, consider how might you WANT to move onwards. Recognize those parts of you that feel victimized, and take it back to your intuition. How can you reformat your internal dialogue to empower those beliefs that feel heavy or weak? How can you add in or change up the wording that makes your situation seem a little more stretchy?

On the home front, your wisdom may be in demand – wisdom that you do have. Bring the same compassion and a willingness to see the other point of view to the table, but protect your energy as you do it – otherwise you’ll be no use to anyone, and that’s just not the point. The message is that you can be a great comfort to yourself and others over the coming weeks. And the result? A stronger connection to your inner soul system, more self-love, and a greater sense of empathy for those around you. Wade right in.

Questions? Come and chat with me on Instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising – The Emperor

I feel as though this month has a ‘coming home’ element to it, a period of time where you are able to truly embody the YOU that is you. I think the most interesting thing way to work with this theme, is to really acknowledge what you’ve been practicing or carrying around with you that isn’t honoring your most authentic or compassionate self. So there will be some clearing involved. An easy way to locate anything that isn’t on your best wavelength, is to check in with what in your life just isn’t working anymore.

Like all of us, you’ve been evolving recently and picking away at the edges of tired pages in your story. It’s time to peel away some of your lower level habits once and for all. Resistance may come in the form of ‘oh that’s just how I am’ – this statement is always a good indicator of our capacity to change, because nothing is forever on our journey, and usually the things we hang onto are being used as a self-punishing comfort blanket – or a ‘s*** blanket’ as I often call it! This month, you are invited to step OUT of control in order to feel IN control. This is true surrender, giving everything up and over in order to discover that letting go is what actually feels the most comfortable. That the power lies in the unknown.

Yes, I know that this idea sounds frankly hideous to you. Drop everything, WTF? Right? But trust that this is an act of self-love, this surrender practice. It’s calling in your ability to say; ‘you know what, I don’t have all the answers, I don’t know what to do, and that’s okay.’ The idea is to open up and learn new tools and rules for your life as it is unfolding now, because THAT’S actually what you need. We can’t keep reaching for old tricks when faced with new experiences, we have to change our mind, body and spirit to meet us where we are at.

I love this energy for you, a new empowered you that is also softer and less pressurized, raw but not weak. Standing in this beautiful state of surrender you are able to see more clearly exactly what you need; company or solitude, education or empathy. Finally, if you come face-to-face with a person or situation that feels restrictive, avoid fighting fire with fire. Be the higher mirror and allow others to meet you in that space.

Questions? Come and chat with me on instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising – The Eight of Wands

The perfect follow on from the mojo reactivation of last month, you’re ripe and ready for some fast paced action and communication! Now, for those of you who panic about Mercury Retrograde, don’t sweat it, just use the last week of this Cosmic transit as a chance to be more compassionate and feel MORE empowered. This is your life after all and you can’t put things on hold if they are in the present moment waiting to be embraced.

Also, perhaps use this opportunity to get clear on whom you actually want to communicate with. You may notice some worn out connections in your ‘friends’ list that are entirely ego based. You know, anyone you want to be in contact with just because you want them to want to contact you? Any sense of urgency and panic around a friendship suggests the relationship isn’t usually based in love. You have to trust that the people that just keep showing up are the ones to be heard and seen, and nothing needs to be forced. Step back from any communication that feels like you are scrabbling to be heard.

Your self worth is not based on someone approving of you – you are worthy of love and attention all the time. It’s just something that you have to claim, daily, on repeat, over and over again. Meanwhile on the work front, this is a great month to prep time and a perfect opportunity for widening your network of high vibe collaborators, too. Release any sense of urgency around this by surrendering after you have spread the net out; for instance, if you are sharing you work on social media, then proudly release it and get on with what needs your attention in the present moment. You don’t need to refresh, refresh, and refresh again. Allow your projects to BREATHE and be alive, don’t squash them into a space of ‘needing’ approval.

You’ve been really working to dive into your most authentic self and passions, so don’t dampen your efforts with fears of being judged. You may find that YOU are active nearer the beginning of the month and the world around you is more active nearer the end, so if you get that ‘stuck’ feeling then commit to trusting the process and accept that life can be a humbling experience. Time passes as it should, which may not always be to your schedule. Use any gaps as an opportunity to check in with where you’re at. When things start to speed up it will serve you to have your self-care regime top notch and intact.

Questions? Come and chat with me on instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Pisces / Pisces Rising – The Ace of Pentacles

You are in a period of many new beginnings, and I’d love for you to trust in this new and possibly slightly overwhelming space. Whilst the new is truly an opportunity to be at our most expansive, it also brings in our deepest fears of the unknown. That sense of diving off the cliff may feel very real to you right now, and that’s okay. In fact, it’s also, beautiful, magical and full of exciting potential. So how many toes have you dipped into life recently? Or are you still meandering around the edge, making excuses for not allowing change?

This month brings a really great sense of Earth energy for you, and you need this influxes of solid grounding to balance out your frequent waves of emotional intensity. This is real world stuff and feels so good! So, how might this manifest? Well, in simple terms it’s a great opportunity to really scan your landscape and see what you want to plant. What do you WANT your world to look like? And also, what kind of wider world do you want to live in? In reassessing what you need know that you also get to to have an impact on a grander scale.

When we rise up to dive into the things that feel good to us, we give others the opportunity to reflect this too. When we make a point of becoming more self aware, we are in a better position to be an example to others. So, what do you want your world to look like and what steps can you take today, tomorrow, and the next? The energy this month is all positive for you, and that’s why it’s fun to explore and experiment with. It’s a great few weeks to practice some big positive ‘what ifs’ – ‘cos we’re sure familiar with the negative version of this, right?

Every time your spirit shouts out an idea and your fears knock it right back down again – come back with a new spin on it. You know…but WHAT IF! Call out that devil on your shoulder with another possibility. Remember that thinking positively doesn’t make you more likely to fall. This is the perfect time to get serious about your life and really start to take some empowered action. This is no time to be focused on blaming external circumstances, be compassionate to yourself and head within.

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Aries / Aries Rising – The World

Ready for your global takeover? Well this is the month is where you may feel like things are actually moving in that direction! Remember, this doesn’t always mean lightning bolts from the sky. Some shifts are so subtle, but it IS happening, and I’m feeling a link back to mid 2014 in regards to the projects, ideas and even intentions that you were working with back then. This is a power place for you, so it’s important that you rise up and own it. Last month was in place to get you all dirtied up with your anxieties and favorite methods of self-sabotage, but now, it’s time to shake it off and remember the vibe of the Phoenix.

Never forget that change is supposed to feel uncomfortable. Ignore this simple fact, and we end up in a perpetual state of confusion, or even considering that we might be going mad! Change comes in waves, and it’s totally fine to feel seasick. However, with this energy in place, allow yourself to be inspired by those around you who embrace the storms, because they have access to a few secrets in regards to the cycles of life. One being that when you skip confidently into the unknown you get gifted an expansive new vision, a sense of being able to see the past so clearly, the future as a gift, and the present as something that’s been supercharged with positive outcomes just for you.

So, these coming weeks are about endings AND beginnings, kind of like being in a constant state of surrender and opening. So just join the party, and don’t grip too tightly onto ANYTHING. Step into some sort of magical casual yet empowered attitude – there is no room for panic, it won’t get you anywhere! In fact, laughing a LOT will be helpful, especially at yourself, so allow the Universe humble you often.

If things around you seem to suddenly go off radar, trust that you don’t need them, and be ready to say YES to the new as the month draws to a close. Meanwhile, you are obviously still the fire starter, so action is inevitable and welcomed. Invite all brainstorming opportunities, and run any new ideas past your intuition first. Any ‘yes’ that comes straight from your head needs to check in with the body. How does this FEEL? Move forward here and you’ll step into a good flow, one that might just temper the tides of change and have you feeling more grounded than ever.

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Taurus / Taurus Rising – Temperance

October brings an opportunity for personal healing on a deeper level, and you are invited to be ultra kind to yourself. Not because anything uncomfortable is about to happen – there is always a need for kindness, for all of us. But I feel that your self-care practice can become an absolute, non-negotiable daily practice now, if you are willing to let it. It seems as though many of you have had to take on the role of carer and healer for others over the course of this year. Whether it’s the nature of your job or because circumstances called for it, you’ve been giving a lot.

When we have to expel a lot of energy it’s essential that we give back to ourselves, or at some point we get a swift and sharp warning that we are running on empty. If that red light is flashing right now, then this is your double sign to slow down and check back in with YOU. What do you really need this month? I will never stop promoting the idea that empowerment comes from self-awareness of your mind-body-spirit connection. Power does not come from the external resources, it’s always cultivated within us, whether we like it our not. And this means listening.

This is where the softening comes in. Allowing the gentle nudges from your intuitive voice to be stronger than the front that you’d like to put up, or the fear that you’d rather lean on. If you’re struggling, then you have to be willing to crack open and accept something totally new. It is in this place of receiving that the most empowering shifts happen, as you get more in tune you will absolutely feel better.

This is month four in a row of quite intense energy for you, but these weeks are full of love, so wrap yourself up in it. Who is on your team? Gather them and be with them, don’t give yourself to anyone you don’t need right now. Make space to laugh, cry and learn; take trust and comfort in the simplest things, and recognize that as you choose not to participate it ceases to exist. Step gently back from your self-imposed restrictions, and experiment with the unknown. You may also like to ask for help. Ha, YOU may also not like to ask for help, but try it out! Fall apart a little, even just as an experiment. The world won’t end I promise, but yours might begin.

Questions? Come and chat with me on instagram about how your month is going @louniverse

Gemini / Gemini Rising – Four of Pentacles

If last month saw you high on your own ideas, then these next few weeks are a chance to keep tuned in to this energy – particularly when your fears chime in. You see, when we are excited and positive, part of us will always wade in with the; ‘wait, NO you aren’t allowed to feel like that, it’s too expansive, it’s too open – SOMETHING BAD MIGHT HAPPEN.’ And then we start to grip onto things, we start to strangle our creative urges. If we let that fear take over, we lose confidence and we are halted on our path.

So just allow everything to breathe this month, especially your creativity. All of those plans, all that wonder and joy you’ve been tuning into, you get to keep it. Your creativity is a the purest expression of your spirit, it’s your life force – and this energy really needs to flow. Surrender happens when we trust that loosening our grip doesn’t indicate that things are going to slip away, but instead that things are going to grow and blossom at their own speed. Yeah, granted this process isn’t always timed how we would like – sometimes things fall into place on schedule, sometimes they don’t.

Choose to enjoy the randomness and perfection of the unknown placements in your life. Practice the idea of letting go daily, read about surrender, experiment with surrender – you can make it work for you. I’d also like you to check in with your suspicions and skepticisms. If you are being drawn way too much to what others are doing or might be thinking, then this is the biggest neon sign ever for you to head back home, back to just being you. Collaborate don’t compete. Jealousy comes from our fears of loss, but if you see others living your dream it’s because it’s right there, accessible and available to you too.

And, um, yeah it’s also not YOUR dream, it’s their path, and it’s perfect. So get back on your track focus on thinking about what you truly want to invest in, leading with those things you are most passionate about. Where do your intentions and your excitement about life meet in the middle? That is where your personal pot of gold lies. Trust that it’s okay to invest in the things that feel good; this is where you’ll reconnect to your magic. It’s not a luxury to feel fantastic about your own life. It’s a necessity.

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Cancer / Cancer Rising – Seven of Wands

Put down your weapons my watery friend. Why are you feeling the need to fight and to prove yourself? A lot of this may be directed at yourself – have you been over challenging yourself recently to know all the answers? Reprimanding yourself for not having got it all figured out yet? Wondering when you’ll finally feel like one of those people who totally knows what they are doing? No one has a clue. Seriously, everyone is swimming in this big mess together, no one is exempt from these ‘what ifs’ or daily concerns. The gift that you have is that you are activated; you actually CARE about your thoughts, your path, your purpose. That’s pretty amazing, you are awake and this is where your focus can shift.

Instead of letting your eyes wander to what everyone else is doing, how elevated their plans are, how ‘good’ they have it – come back to the I AM and the I FEEL. Check in with your body right now; rub the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet together. Are you all here? Reel yourself back to the present moment, remembering there is no fight right when you are here right now.

On that subject of the ‘fight’ though, and that idea of proving yourself or standing up for yourself, think of it as an energetic thing, and a fear thing. They say we should ‘fight the good fight,’ so what does that mean to you? Think how about you lead by example, how you can keep throwing out love, and speaking from a place of compassion. You don’t have to belittle another to get your point across. You can be the light here. And as much as your feelings and thoughts are of value, how much to you need to prove them? That fight, is it worth your energy?

Whether it’s external or internal, check in with whether you really need a certain result, or whether it’s your ego that’s insisting on it. Allow your soul to guide you to the best place for you to direct your energy this month. I feel like it’s a time for checking out of social media, for getting grounded, and for less scattering yourself in all directions. Be uplifted by the simple things; food, kids, animals, the outside. Laughing, crying, feeling. Keep moving until you get to that place where you know that all you need is you. You are unique, but you aren’t alone. There is a bigger picture and you do have a voice. Use it for good.

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Leo / Leo Rising – Three of Pentacles

All the star energy that’s been building over the last few months for you is about to come into it’s own – and this I’m talking about you OWNING it. It’s time to really claim your place in the world as someone who has something to offer. You see, this month is all about mastery, education, wisdom and collaboration. You need to recognize that you have something special to share, but at the same time not to perceive yourself as better than anyone else. It’s an ego check of sorts, because sometimes when we get super excited we can drop into ‘know it all’ vibe.

I think the easiest way to frame it is; teach not preach. You can share your ideas and inspirations without stamping on anyone else in the process. You aren’t here to prove yourself, simply to get out there and live in your best self. Be the example that others can follow. You don’t need to correct them, just do you, and let everyone else be exactly where they are supposed to be.

So with your ego checked, let’s get excited about what you have going on! What are you really hyped up about right now? Whether it’s a work thing, a personal endeavor, your relationship, or just your breakfast, it’s all relevant. The wheels are truly turning for you and so it’s kind of worth showing up and soaking it all in. In addition, when you are in this loud and open space of expression, there’s always a little room to be made for receiving, a space to be guided and room to grow! So what do you need to receive right now?

It may be a straight up confidence kick for those of you who aren’t loving the limelight. It might be some TLC from your nearest and dearest, or perhaps you aren’t sure what it is yet! Well that’s often the case, so just set your intention to giving AND receiving and see what shows up. Finally, be careful not to try juggling too much. You are allowed to stop and take a break – everything won’t dissolve if you sit down for a minute. Your energy feels a bit like a race to the finishing line, so it’s another reminder to just trust that time is stretchy. Use the mantra ‘I have all the time that I need’ whenever you feel that panic set in.

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Virgo / Virgo Rising – Six of Pentacles

How are you feeling? Did you manage to shake yourself out of your head and back into your body? Even just a little bit? This month you are back to the energy that you know and love the best, the good Earth element, and the themes surrounding you are primarily to do with the topics of giving and receiving.

Now, the first thing I want you to tune into is anywhere in your life where you’re focusing a lot on what you are lacking in. What are you always saying that you don’t have enough of? Do you plant more energy on worrying about this than celebrating what you do have? If you’ve tuned into what that might be, then simply honor it. Say out loud, ‘I feel lacking in ***, and it’s okay.’ We must be present with our fears in order to work with them. Now tune into an area where you feel really full up, what is overflowing for you? Sometimes this is harder to grasp, but there is always something. So where are you feeling rich and thankful?

Then it’s all about the balance, the harmony of the give and take. Things are always shifting and flowing in this respect, and that’s how it should be; what’s important is that we remember to check in with where we might be giving too much, giving too little, receiving too much or receiving too little. It’s easy for us to dive into the task of getting rid of what no longer serves us, but how about what you need right now? Also, what can you give today?

Thinking about what you need, are you actually asking for it? Often we focus on lamenting the gaps in our world, but have forgotten to request help, and also love! Remember that vulnerability is one of your superpowers. Not to mention tuning in to check if YOU are the missing piece in your life. If so, then do everything you can to reintroduce yourself to, ummm yourself. Meanwhile this is a cracking time to feel very unapologetic about accepting complements about your skills and your work. After all, you’ve been working hard, right? Note how far you’ve come; especially if you feel like things just aren’t going fast enough right now! Earth energy you see – BE HERE NOW.

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TAROTSCOPES: OCTOBER 2014

Cast by Louise Androlia using the Gypsy Palace Tarot Deck.

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Libra / Libra Rising – The Two of Cups

Happy Birthday! While you’re celebrating the start of your solar year (hooray) this is a great month for you to do some spring-cleaning of the heart – it’s going to be good for you. I want you to mop up any recent waterworks and really take a good look at who you’re currently spending the most time with. I feel like a few relationships, romantic and otherwise, could have left you feeling frazzled? No-one wants a burned out heart, especially not when right now you have all sorts of more powerful intentions to be spending your life energy on.

So, back to the people in your life right now. Who are the most frequent visitors to your chat list, inbox and roaming mind? And are the conversations lifting you up or pulling you down? I always believe it’s important to keep a regular check on the balance of relationships – not because we need to ‘rid’ ourselves of people, but more to do with the idea that if others are in our lives to help us grow, we want to make sure we are surrounded with the elements we need for that growth to cultivate.

Let’s work with the elements. Earth for the material world, work and practicality – Water for intuition and emotions – Air for ideas, personal power and thought patterns – Fire for passion, drive and igniting your spirit. Inner balance is about a combination of these elements, and often we find them in the people around us as well as within us. What element do you feel you need a top up of right now? And who might bring in that for you?

Equally, look to yourself and how you might seek the soul mate in your own soul. It does help to be your own best friend, so if you’ve been judgmental of yourself recently then it’s time to make self-kindness a non-negotiable. Is it that easy? It can be if you decide to be stubborn about remembering that your mind, body and spirit are the most valuable and magnificent tools you have. So how can you work with them more considerately?

Meanwhile this is a great month for new friends, new collaborations and new relationships – hence the need for a little clear out. Once you’ve realized what you no longer need and what might be on your wish list then you have a clearer space to notice those new folk when they come a knocking. Enjoy the process.

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Scorpio / Scorpio Rising – The Moon

I see you doing some final undercover exploration this month, but you are further out of the darkness than you think. Whatever you are currently struggling with, remember there is an answer already within you. It may be a long lost knowing, a letter direct from the past or a connection to your highest self that you haven’t become aware of yet, but it’s there.

You are nearing the end of a cycle and it feels like you are almost at the point of giving birth to the new self, because of course the highest symbol for the Scorpio is the Phoenix. In order to make the most of your given sign, you are advised to be unafraid of change and tto try to surrender to patience, recognizing that timing is diving and that things won’t always happen on your clock.

So, as you begin this new month the clear road ahead is beckoning and the Sun is ready to rise again. You are poised for a shift in your own spiritual awareness. For some of you it may be the first experience of really knowing and sensing what’s right for you, while others of you may be preparing for some truly magnificent new connection to the divine. Does that sound a bit dramatic? I don’t think so because I know you know what I mean! Your own interpretation and understanding of this will be exactly right.

Either way, that third eye is tingling and you might be getting ringing in your ears as you start the final shedding of your skin before your birthday month. While you navigate the busy to-do list that’s in front of you, keep the protection visualization that I taught you last month in mind. It will continue to be helpful as you perhaps feel more energetically sensitive than usual.

It’s also a key time for creativity – working with color in whatever way draws you in could be particularly healing over the next few weeks. This might mean painting a wall to gaze at, collaging to your hearts content or even just expanding out of your strict all black clothing policy. Fruits are ripening to be picked, and it seems you may also be nearing the end of a process of manifestation with the mist slowly clearing in order for you to receive some serious clarity before the month is out! A final word – be gentle with yourself and compassionate and kind to all the cobwebs in those darkened corners.

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Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising – Six of Cups

A month of reflection is in order for you, as you continue to be propelled forward by the changes that have been taking place within and around you recently. I feel that you’ve probably come to a crossroads of sorts in how you are going to tackle the next phase of your life. If that sounds heavy, remember it’s a natural part of life when we look at our journey being made up of cycles. It’s important to regularly check in and see what needs to check out!

You can do this over the coming weeks by taking a small escapade into the past, but don’t pack your bags as you aren’t staying there. As you cast your eyes over days gone by, focus on the aspects of yourself that were or were not present, and remember the feelings that accompanied the experiences themselves. If you’re standing here feeling like a part of you is missing, can you remember a time when you felt slightly different? Consider what thought processes hadn’t you formed yet, or what anxieties weren’t present.

Look at your former selves as friends and companions helping to guide you ahead, as opposed to aspects of yourself that you perceive to have lost. It’s all the same journey. You may also experience a number of nostalgic appearances in the present day, a person from the past that you need to make amends with and an odd number of synchronistic moments. But – most of all – old friends or even acquaintances can really help you right now.

Whoever you feel drawn to will probably have some advice that you need, or perhaps someone in your circle has a unique way of looking at things. If so, ask them to reinterpret your thoughts and hand them back to you – it’s a great way of receiving that ‘ah ha’ moment more quickly than you can alone. Even if you don’t feel super connected to your intuition right now, always be aware of what you think your highest self might need – in other words, don’t reel in old worn out relationships just for some drama.

It’s also a great month to pick up old projects you left due to bad timing – make sure they still hold the original passion though, as if not, you have plenty more ideas waiting to spark up. Finally, enjoy anything that can calm you in an instant – a favorite song on repeat, comforting words, good food and tight squeezes.

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Capricorn / Capricorn Rising – Ace of Cups

I’m so happy to see such a light and bright card for you this month, and feel it really pulls on the new beginning that seems to have been only a hint in the distance for so long. This is a fresh start, especially from within. It feels like a shedding of skin for you, as if you are now able to release yourself from some of the pressure that you tend to put yourself under.

This is a month to explore a completely new aspect of yourself and you can discover what that might be by getting out of your comfort zone. To start with though, you need to make sure you have some clear space for yourself. I know you can tend to block up all avenues with to do lists and huge plans, so here’s a tip: Always leave a little breathing room, because then all your ideas can grow and be even more great that you’d even imagined.

So yes, this sense of space…I feel that there is a nice clear field allowing you to put more energy into your social life and relationships, and that includes the one you have with yourself. This is Water energy, which is all about feeling feelings and listening to your inner dialogue – without judgment. That’s when the breakthroughs will come (and yes, maybe the waterworks, but that can be entirely wonderful thing.)

Externally, the month is about surrounding yourself with the people you adore and welcoming in those whom you feel a positive gravitational pull towards. You’ve outgrown the part of you that magnetizes towards stress and it’s far better to have a few key soul mates than try and please anyone and everyone. It’s also a perfect time to allow yourself to lean on others for support – again, gently releasing that feeling of having to do it all alone.

Reframe what being vulnerable means to you. It doesn’t mean you are being weak, and it doesn’t even mean that you can’t do something. You don’t need to follow others advice word for word, but if you open up this space then some unexpected pearls of wisdom may appear.

Back to those feelings – use them for anything and everything, let your body tell you where to go and how to move forward. When you need to make a decision shout it out loud and see how your body responds – it’s kind of amazing.

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Aquarius / Aquarius Rising – The World

The next few weeks represent a significant shift into a new cycle for you and probably one that you are deeply aware of, or have a desire to bring in. It feels to me that somewhere within you there is a sense of boredom that needs to be addressed. I believe boredom, frustration and even general anger is a misplacement of the Fire energy – it’s a call from your higher self to expand in someway. How are you not giving yourself the best chance right now? In what ways are you standing in your own way? What is it about your environment that needs to change? It’s time to round a few things up.

You can take care of this by being your the master of your own life and not settling for what just doesn’t feel right anymore, especially if there seems to be an unnecessary struggle involved. You can find it easy to sink down deep into your own pit of despair sometimes, but it feels like right now even you aren’t so interested in spinning the same old story over and over again. Great news because it means you’re at the top of the mountain and able to receive clarity and take a few leaps of faith.

You know that I always like to work with feelings and when you are tipped ready for a new phase in your life it helps to be guided by and trust in what feels, quite simply, good inside. That can often be arrived at by just being present with what right now feels all sorts of wrong – I trust you have something, whether it’s a job, a thought process or a relationship to work with. Know that it’s okay to move forward. The leap of faith is sometimes just about saying “yes” to adventuring forth into a new chapter your story.

It might seem that you totally resonate with everything I’m saying but that you also feel very much stuck in a spider’s web, bound up and not sure how to make the first moves. It’s a good time to ask for help and guidance, from people you find interesting and those who make a living out of helping people make fresh starts, or even just thinking what the future you might like to see you take a chance on. As for some for simple day-to-day advice: Just show up and be present.

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Pisces / Pisces Rising – The Queen of Swords

Are you feeling a little bit sassy right now? It feels to me like you’re stepping more into your own skin than you have this whole year put together – as if finally the dust is settling. This doesn’t necessarily mean you’re feeling amazing of course, but it does means that you’re present, and with that comes the air of being able to take a shot at anything. Welcome to a polished up version of your own experience.

Your past and recent past are a great source of power to you this month, and contrary to your ability to easily feel overwhelmed by what’s going on around you, there’s a great sense of you being able to take it in your stride. You get it: That relationship that recently ended, well of course it wasn’t right for you. The job you left, yep, same it was just a stepping stone to the ideas you have right now. Everything is woven together, always, it’s just whether you can view it that way or not.

Now you’re in a place to really own your story and be grateful for how it’s brought you to this moment. Clarity is a rather nice thing to experience, and I feel that this month will bring many moments of it. They could be those subtle ‘ah ha’ moments or total blasts from out the blue, where you feel like you’ve received information that has been waiting years to arrive. Enjoy these connective moments as you get to experience what personal empowerment feels like.

I also feel like you may have a lot more of the Fire element coming in, and it’s good for you because it’s going to balance out your Water rather nicely. Just make sure to direct the flames into something productive rather than any random blasts of jealousy, frustration or frantic panics about the past. Think of the scratchy feeling in your chest as a place to strike a match and get creative with how you can light yourself up.

Movement is good for you right now: Bikram Yoga might be a really interesting way for you to get grounded if you haven’t already tried it, and in terms of bright ideas, walking will help you get in tune with your intuition. So just grab your keys, head out the door and pound the pavements until you feel something shift. And there it is!

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Aries / Aries Rising – The Eight of Cups

A little more of an emotional month than recent times for you bold leader, but I feel it will make sense after all the epiphanies and changes of late. You see of course, the time has come where you’re ready to let go and be carried into a new phase. So are you ready to move on?

You may be feeling a little reluctant to close the curtains on some situations around right now, especially those involving other people. You like to reserve hope that everything will always work out, and so can be reluctant to do anything you deem as “giving up.” So how about just shifting the perspective here and honoring a bit of divine timing. If something isn’t really working right now, especially in the career stakes, then perhaps it’s just not aligned right? You aren’t giving up, merely surrendering to create a space for things to work out exactly as they are supposed to.

You see this month is all about movement and letting go is what creates that. And by the way, all these emotions I’m talking about don’t have to be tinged with sadness – you may well just be feeling all those feelings, up and down and round about the entire spectrum of being a human. Where there is elation that things have shifted but still a bit uncertain, just know it’s okay to keep walking. The ground will stabilize eventually.

I’d like to also remind you that you are never alone, even though you like to be able to look after yourself and be 100% independent All. Of. The. Time. Right now is a good time to practice your tools of vulnerability, because your fellow peers and work colleagues might have some sage advice ready to give you. Try surrendering to letting someone catch you or even snuggle in that little bit closer (cats and dogs do make good pillows btw). This doesn’t mean that you’re no longer in a safe place – it feels good to share and blast the dust off too.

I’d also like you to give laughter and fun a serious shot this month. It’s amazing how a well meaning giggle at the Universe often works wonders to lift you out of what seems like sinking sand. Sometimes as you roll your eyes and go “really?” you get the option to really see the bigger picture. In that moment, as you look up, you suddenly open a few doorways to new possibilities. Go wild!

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Taurus / Taurus Rising – The Eight of Swords

An almost comedic confusion is present for you right now as you declare to yourself that you are so stuck whilst not noticing that the wall in front of you is made of soft clouds that you can walk right thought. It’s called the art of getting out of your own way – and charming yourself away from your stubborn lower self.

I’ve tapped on this feeling a few times for you in the past year, encouraging you to really shed your skin and slack off the old fears and self-sabotaging entrapments. It’s funny how they appear right after a bout of success and celebration, right? Well it’s just because hopes and fears are the same thing, a lot like failure and success – they’re all parts of that door marked THE UNKNOWN. You’re tempted to stand there and not knock, because omg what if? But how about don’t even bother with that nagging fearful voice and you just go straight to your higher self and let it remind you why you are even at this point in the first place?

Yeah – we know why, because you’re seeking something new and exciting and adventurous. You want to feel creative, social and abundant. You want to have fun, you want to feel well, you want to explore. See how light and bright these things all feel? Let them be your guiding light out of the jungle within and around you.

There also might be a bit of waiting about this month, which isn’t a bad thing – because you still need some rest to calm your recently frazzled nerves. I always like to think of this as a calm before the storm, some reshuffling (yes into that shiny, sparkling new skin) before next month when I’m pretty sure there may be an acceleration of action. It feels like the light is bright and exciting ahead, even if right now it just seems to be coming through a crack in the wall.

You are ready for it, so just do all the clean up before launch time and know that even the wait is still a form of movement. Meanwhile as a final thought, avoid at all costs comparing yourself to others right now. Seriously, it’s so below where you need to be at! Sometimes you just have to trust in your own adventure. Stay on your own path, it’s a good one.

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Gemini / Gemini Rising – The Hermit

A lovely card for you after a load of recent stress and change. This is your battery pack month! Plug in and recharge, yes please take a seat, in fact lie down if you have to. It’s time to release the pressure on yourself to “be fine,” and just be okay with whatever it is that you’re feeling right now. Challenges smooth themselves out a lot more quickly when they’re allowed to be free from you standing there judging them.

Allow October to be an exploration of your senses, rediscovering what it feels like to be you and reminding yourself of what makes you smile and feel alive. I’m always reminding you what a benefit it is for you to take up a meditation practice, just to get better at valuing your time, so really take some time to space and listen over the coming weeks, rather than fill up your days with chores and too many activities. The inner self needs a place to stretch, and often that means just plonking down on a cushion and taking one deep breath.

Meanwhile, when you are in this exploration of space, you can think about the changes that are still surrounding you in the present day and how you might like to move through them in a more peaceful way. Give up the paralysis of the analysis and adopt an “it’s okay” attitude, knowing that time expands if you let it. There are some moments of clarity up ahead as you filter through what’s coming and what’s going.

You may find yourself face to face with patterns that you’ve repeated over and over again. They could show up as stories you’ve always told yourself about your health and your body, or relationship dramas that you feel like you can’t escape from. While you’re in this safe and recharging space, consider that a lot of moving forward is about simply allowing yourself to. Give yourself permission to be free from past guilt, shame and anger, allow yourself to be free from worn out negative thought patters and allow yourself to be compassionate to your journey.

When you’ve rested up it’s time to emerge back into the daylight. This month isn’t about hiding away, so definitely do come back out and play. As you slot yourself back into a more usual routine, enjoy putting into play all the lessons that your inner self has taught you

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Cancer – Death

Change is upon you again, of which there has been a lot of it this year, but don’t worry no one has been exempt – it’s a time of spinning cycles for everyone. Mastering the art of change really is quite the feat, but also an elegant journey that can really change your life for the better. You might feel like you are allergic to change right now or recoiling at the idea of having to navigate a new space. It’s funny because I can feel that many of you have just stepped into a brand new and bright, more opportunistic and happy place, but it still feels kind of terrifying right?

This is totally normal. Just because something is new, different, or unknown, doesn’t mean it’s bad or that things might mess up at any moment. It’s just a new perspective to master! You can utter a sigh of relief right now, okay?

So yes, moving on – just think about your own personal transformation and what is hidden within you dying to be revealed. Are you hankering for a major career adventure? A move across country? Across the world? What do you want? How do you want to feel? Ask yourself questions but don’t put pressure on yourself to know the answers, because that’s where the exploration comes in. It’s only when we get wildly obsessed with thinking we “need to know” what the outcome is that the whole adventure itself becomes a chaos. What if the seas are just supposed to feel a bit wild right now?

You don’t need to be afraid of your fears, remember? In fact those guys, what jokers, can’t you see them sitting in the same room with all their crazy and restricted ideas? Your plans are a whole lot more interesting, exciting and expansive than what they have to offer you, so how about you give peace a chance.

It feels really nice to look after yourself you know, to put your mind, body and spirit first, to not seek drama and stress but to just think about what might work for you. Let this month be all about rekindling self-compassion and turning up the volume on your intuition so that you can really resonate with what is working well for you. Oh yeah and enjoy the process too. Just open your arms up and rise up fresh and new for another go at life.

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Leo / Leo Rising – Page of Swords

A fresh start and a brand new perspective is on the horizon for you Leo. This month is all about rediscovering your own truths and then stepping fully into them, willing to give the new you a shot. I’d love for you to continue to let go of any restrictions you might have put on yourself – I know it can be a trait of yours, to hold yourself back and judge your own feelings and ideas. Instead, think of this part of yourself as something that can flow, evolve and change – just as you are here to do.

I’d like you to spend time this month in meditation or just being quiet within your own company and to practice breathing in a new sense of self. It’s an act of heightening your senses: getting more in tune with your body and it’s feelings, remembering that they can be your truest guides. Then take a good look at your mind, and what kind of conversation is going on there. And finally your heart. What does it want right now? What will make your spirit light up?

Paying attention to each and every part of yourself is what will help you rise up and claim your experience today. Which means not dwelling on or obsessing with the past, not hanging onto anger and resentment of others and not practicing any extreme worries about the future. How can you work more in the here and now? The present moment is the only place that is active – stop and check it out.

I feel you also have some personal situations to work with now, which might be something to do with your personal power. Is there someone in your life has too much say about what you’re doing, or is unsupportive of your actions and ideas? Allow them to have their say, but know that you still can act on what feels right for you. They’re probably speaking from their own fears so be compassionate, but then move onwards with your own empowerment in mind.

On the flipside of this, it’s a great time to get connected with those who get your brain and intelligence activated. Even if it’s just one person you can have an expansive conversation with, allow time for them because it will give you a great confidence boost, not to mention uplift your spirits.

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Virgo / Virgo Rising – Three of Pentacles

A perfect follow on to last month’s back to school feeling. Where you were prepping, planning and brewing, now it’s time to launch! I assume you have something in the works – exactly when do you not, right? It’s a fantastic few weeks for collaboration and working with those who you find the most interesting and inspiring. Make sure to keep some space for learning though – in fact never assume you know everything, because there’s always a new string you can add to your bow, if you are willing.

In fact, some of you may have been stepping back into education itself – how’s that going? Or are you now in the position of being the teacher when you once were the student? It’s all part of the same cycle – a wonderful rotation of knowledge. You are certainly in demand this month, and your brains, talents and physical person itself are required. How? I’ll leave that with you for a moment to resonate with. It might be that as a parent or a friend you are experiencing having to be the bearer of kindness on the regular. It may be that you are blasting out a brand new passion project and waiting for people to line up to receive it. You may also be considering how you can teach and share more than you have ever done before.

Overall, I feel you are nicely aligned to work in new and wonderful ways and to definitely step quite far out of your comfort zone and your usual controlled habits. Yes, free yourself from the old restrictions that don’t seem to be working anymore because there is a new and better routine available to you.

Have you got some new notebooks to hand? I feel like your brain may be literally bulging and the best way is to open up a blank page, let it all fall out and treat it with a judgment free eye – no dissecting just appreciating the things that your subconscious feeds you. Then don’t worry about having to take action on everything right this second!

Let your passions breathe so that in turn they get a chance to evolve into exactly what is right. Finally, this has such potential to be such a great time for you so fully dive into showing up for your experience, let life be your guide and have fun exploring.

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