What is the main cosmic thread human beings can expect to experience throughout 2018 that makes an appearance in January?
ANSWER: Two of Swords
Two of Swords portends a year replete with obfuscation, making it difficult to achieve clarity over decisions.
Feeling in limbo is a human commonality in 2018, but this fact doesn’t necessarily translate to constant doom and gloom.
Although progressing with uncertainty is no doubt uncomfortable, in many cases, things tend to work out for the best. However, sometimes it doesn’t and the end result is tragic and terrible. This year, we just don’t know where the chips will fall - the world is playing dice.
The ambiguous duality of Two of Swords can be maddening, but the presence of this tarot card also provides a very clear solution on how to navigate through this environment: intuition.
Anyone who possesses a pure connection to the forces of the universe will do just fine in the months ahead. There may be a few freakout sessions, but generally, if you’re really tapped in, you’ll overcome hindrances and end up on the positive side of things.
Unfortunately the macro does not reflect the personal in 2018. A lot of society is not connected to this infinite source of wisdom at all or is plugged in through a diseased outlet and there are likely to be several meltdowns taking place on a global scale.
Do your part for society by remaining balanced. Maintaining equilibrium is going to be a ubiquitous challenge, but if this is achieved, magic ensues. Existence is pregnant with endless possibility in navigational territory without clear boundaries.
Check out these dates for some SIGNIFICANT events to take place:
Whatever occurred between April 15, 2014 and September 15, 2016, the time period coinciding with the Aries/Libra eclipse cycles, is likely to appear as phantom thematic issues haunting from the background in this highly complex year of veiled layers.
The Libra full moon on March 31st, Aries new moon on April 15th, Aries full moon on September 24th and the Libra new moon on October 8th are important dates to watch in 2018.
KEY JANUARY THEMES FOR EACH SUN / RISING / MOON SIGN:
Aries - King of Cups reversed: Ram, emotional longing for firm support is really strong in January. King of Cups reversed suggests a yearning to lean on a masculine romantic partner or father figure, perhaps both. As the top court card, the presence of this King creates the desire to be taken care of, the need to be provided for by another person who is strong and formidable, but also super encouraging and emotionally nourishing. A great visual for this is crying or being comforted in the tender embrace of Herculean arms. Aries, you’ve been dealing with deep psychological and emotional issues for a few months now. The answer or person you’re hoping for may not have arrived yet, but it will. At this stage in the game, it’s more important to reflect on what you are truly hungry for, the veracity behind that. This applies to others in life too. Be cognizant of the true intentions males or other people with a masculine vibe possess in life. It’s possible for someone spitting all types of game about looking out for your best interests actually being driven by ulterior motives. Whatever the case, emotional nourishment is essential. This month, get clear on the ingredients that comprise your feeling sustenance and gulp that sh*t down. Avoid getting your heart entangled with people who do not requite the love.
Taurus - The Moon: Bull, rest. This is new territory and the landscape is pitch-black. The Moon card normally appears in dark times; it is not an easy cycle to deal with because these overwhelming emotions come to the surface and all of a sudden it’s hard to understand what the f**k is going on. The problem is, the emotions seem to not make any sense and are “irrational”, making it burdensome to actually address whatever is surfacing. Who wants to look at their own fears? This is obviously accomplished all the time by amazing human beings, but it’s a hard task nonetheless. Taureans are attuned to the natural cycles of nature; a seed is planted, something grows, then it dies. Look at January as the necessity of night, developing nightvision like a nocturnal animal, perhaps through meditation, is a good exercise. For real, if you want to be active, then go within; this is not a good time period to put your sole focus on external goals. This is internal work.
Gemini - Seven of Wands reversed: Twins, this is shell shock. Heavy bombardment from others is not happening in every scenario. Seven of Wands reversed suggests celebratory interactions misconstrued as attacks; don’t play that game. Many Geminis may suddenly find themselves in a place where it is not necessary to battle. This seems bizarre, because when Saturn transited Sagittarius the bulk of the time between December 23, 2014 to December 19, 2017, it was like a constant fight to keep it together, health-wise, on a basic day-to-day level. Most twins have been forced to take things step by step, to get organized and develop some type of regular routine. Although clear positive ramifications have arisen as a result, it may be easy to fall prey to sensations of stress, hardcore pressure or aggravation. It’s time to let go of that. The best way to do this is to acknowledge it isn’t necessary to carry the burden alone. Open up, share the wealth, positive vibes, everything with the community, this is a shared victory. Also, fall back. Do not step to people, take up a nonessential cause with vehemence or get hyper alpha and dominant to try to push for a win, it’s just not necessary. Grappling to get to the top is inappropriate. If you focus on cooling internal angst and taking responsibility for your own internal defense systems, you’re killing it in January.
Cancer - Five of Cups reversed: Crab, profound endings and beginnings are taking place. The Five of Cups reversed suggests a new realm of relating is opening up and another is completing, making January a reflective month of growth. There is an intensity of feeling occurring, not necessarily good or bad, but rich, acute and moving. This is like admiring the cosmology in everything that exists at all times and viewing your own small place in the universe with reverence and awe. These are really magnificent times. Don’t perceive the heavy force of gravity that comes with the ending of a life cycle as anything negative. This month is the first indication of clearing up the wreckage and starting anew. It’s a rebirth. You’ve got all the support from the universe to continue moving forward to establish a dream life and achieve long-term maximum fulfillment. That said, it’s important to use the wisdom from growing pains as applied knowledge. All mistakes are valuable and will aid in the game plan. Take your time, but go for it. Start now. Remember, what you have to offer benefits many people, not just yourself. Share what you’ve got.
Leo - The Emperor: Lion, it’s all systems go in the realm of The Emperor. A fierce motivation and drive to get a lot done emerges in January. It’s a good time to generate renewed commitment to getting the word out about your creations, to work on climbing up the ladder with gusto. Getting hung up on the small stuff isn’t the best use of this energy, so it’s important to pursue the big picture. And although taking on top dog vigour is wonderful, that doesn’t mean sensitivity evaporates all of a sudden. Total boss or not, things may not always go your way, and a need to compromise might come forward, or, you may receive criticism that hurts. But the important lesson is to power through it all and make a goal to generate more publicity about what you’re doing by April, 2018. Any comments, observations or opinions from others cannot be allowed to derail you from taking action. Stay fired up on broadening horizons. Transcend through uncompromising pursuit of visions.
Virgo - The Lovers: Virgin, your fullest, most authentic self is on display in January. The Lovers suggests joining with a true divine path, traveling down an avenue ordained by providence. This is about living your truth and trusting that things will come together without exacting effort on your part. Another fascinating component in the weeks ahead is the ability to be whole and independent in the presence of all people at all times. It’s basically best to ‘do you’ at every turn. Avoid feeling unconfident due to a perceived lack of experience. Everything you need to succeed at this endeavour is already within possession, because this is the path your soul wanted to take, it’s a calling and you’re a natural. The only issues left to overcome are personal hesitations within.
Libra - Strength: Scales of Balance, your strength is on full view in January. After struggling with inquiries of divine purpose, the stage is now set to launch into the spotlight. Success is highly likely and so is the ability to blast through any hindrance to perform on an unprecedented scale of awesomeness. Two words–get it. Go and work it like the powerful inspirational being you are. The retreat is over, it really is go-time when it comes to stalled dreams or ambitions. The only potential problem is conflating what’s happening now to the recent past, which was a time of reflection and reevaluation. There is also the indication of having to be strong in a stressful environment and being thrust into this type of high-pressured situation can be a little disorienting at first. But Strength card confirms you’re channeling a powerful energetic current that supports triumph in every situation. You are also strong enough to address long-standing issues or conflicts that you may have tapped out on in recent months while you were doing inner work. Go for it, handle it, you can totally power through all of this. Create the new beginning mapped out during your spiritual cocooning phase.
Scorpio - Nine of Cups: Scorpion, hard work will start to reap obvious wonderful rewards in January. Nine of Cups is a pleasant card of celebration and material abundance, signifying joyous satisfaction and good times. Wishes and favors are likely to be granted, with members of the community more than happy to offer support and follow your lead. But the only reason you’re receiving so much assistance from others is because of earned trust through selflessness. Humility and the human trials you went through in 2017 has helped generate the goodwill you’re experiencing right now. Last month romance was on the mind again and in upcoming weeks it’s essential to remain focused on matters of the heart. Whether sharing romantic love or a profound endearment for all fellow man, continue to allow the heart to lead affairs with open generosity. Whether single or attached, you will magnetize affection.
Sagittarius - Temperance: Centaur, it’s time for divine evaluation of the steps you have taken in life. Temperance turns up to support a profound reflection on personal soul evolution in this lifetime, observing decisions, mistakes and events from the past in a way that sheds light on present circumstance. January offers a powerful spotlight on previous iterations of the self, who you are now and the person you’re becoming. You’re undergoing an important reformation in the weeks ahead, so give yourself the space to support the renaissance. This is likely to be a very spiritual experience, with magical auguries offering messages and insights popping up everywhere. Taking this time out for self-discovery will be so beneficial; don’t allow the pressures of modern life to disrupt this deeply needed introspection.
Capricorn - Six of Pentacles reversed: Goat, the power of sharing is daunting. Six of Pentacles reversed appears to acknowledge reservations about joint endeavours, be it personal, professional or otherwise. All kinds of issues are likely to arise, including fear-driven judgements surrounding worthiness and compatibility. The challenge is to pinpoint when concerns are valid and when they are just baseless phobias. Six of Pentacles often indicates bank balances, in a literal and figurative sense. This month expenditures can be startling and appear high risk, causing distress. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if needed and to pursue different funding options if you actually need to raise capital. Balance the books and take a calculated chance wherever necessary.
Aquarius - Nine of Swords: Water Bearer, this looks like a nightmare. Nine of Swords is the card of self-torture, where crippling depression, guilt, or another type of heavy burden plagues. In January, painful psychological or emotional issues are going to be too prominent to be ignored. Use this opportunity to truly deal with internal turmoil, so you can progress without flip flopping or fear of commitment. There is nothing wrong with feeling pain, hurt is actually a beautiful and profound experience, but the problematic component of the situation is that the inner tempest of doom that’s been swirling around for so long helps to contribute to less than ideal external manifestations in everyday life. The fear of moving on thwarts progress, creating self-generated restrictions that leave you stuck. Try to break free from this in the weeks ahead. Seek help if you need an extra hand extricating yourself from long-standing personal obstructions.
Pisces - Prince of Swords reversed: Fish, it’s murky. Prince of Swords reversed suggests extreme lack of clarity around what to pursue and the presence of confounding mixed messages. For several months, you’ve been learning how to listen differently and as a result, have been adopting new modes of expression. However, the Prince of Swords reversed suggests the beginning of the year throws a hiccup into the mix. It is best to acknowledge whatever hurdle has arisen is an important lesson before you sign your name on the dotted line. This is literal and figurative. Whatever is taking place or being generated in life currently may very well lead to a huge contract down the line, so it’s better to get knocked on the behind now than later, when that agreement has your signature legally cemented into it. Consider the long-term implications of pacts carefully and feel free to make adjustments to game plans to ensure sustainability.
TIPS, SUGGESTIONS & NOTES FOR THE MONTH:
- Remember, we have only just entered The Epoch of Earth Goddess, which kicked off in November. Read more about that here. We’re now using new tools, discovering ways of being human distinct from the mechanisms borne of the diseased roots broken down in the October 2017 forecast. Not saying the way we’ve been human for so long is all bad; it’s not. Learning to survive and be hardcore as f**k is important too, but facts are facts; super yang go-get-it behavior will just not yield the best results in this cosmic environment.
- Doubt is generated by the mind. Intuition knows all the time. Two of Swords suggests a fusion between the mind and emotions is a good look, but if faced with a difficult choice, go with the gut.
- Vacillation and procrastination might be an issue, but don’t stand on the sidelines for too long; make a decision. Assessing with discretion is really valuable, however, it’s important to work from a calm, composed place.
- In the news cycle, watch for obfuscation. There will be acts of people freaking out and trying to obscure facts, f**k-ups taking place because no one knows what they’re doing, and disastrous confusion creating havoc.
- Seek equanimity at all times. Forego making decisions when the scales are tipped too far in one direction; steady.
Happy New Year, thank you for reading!
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