I skipped last week because I got engaged, I packed up the house and moved across the country with my fiancé from Kentucky to Colorado. I got a job in Colorado and my fiancé and I are excited to start this new chapter in our lives together. We were on the road for a couple of days and then we spent the rest of the week settling into our new apartment. Now it’s time to get back on track with Magdalena Tarot. To stay up to date with what’s going on with Magdalena Tarot, sign up for my newsletter here.
The Sun will move into Leo on Wednesday and the Moon will travel through Virgo, Libra and Scorpio this week. It’s the 28th week of the year and in numerology that adds to 2+8= 1(0). It’s interesting that this is a 1 week because 1 demarcates new cycles and Venus goes into retrograde on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 5:29 PST. This Venus retrograde is all about re-evaluating your relationships. You will be shown the true worth of all that is in your life. However, because Venus retrograde can cause cloudy confusion with relationships, it’s not a good time to start or end a relationship. Instead, take note of what you need to have successful, healthy relationships. Ask yourself if your needs are being met and if not, what do you feel you deserve? It’s actually a good time to have heart to hearts, say “I’m sorry” and repair broken relationships too. Call friends you haven’t spoken to in a while and let them know you care because it will be easy for some to fall into a depression. On a personal level, a good friend of mine just committed suicide so I want to take a moment to say that if you or someone you love is suffering from depression, please get help. And because it’s so important and Venus Retrograde seems like a good time to bring it up, here’s a suicide help hotline. 1-800-273-TALK.
The card of the week is the Devil. It’s interesting because this Venus retrograde takes place in Capricorn, the ruler of the Devil card. Also, another name for Venus is morning star – Lucifer. It seems that the cards are telling us that this Venus retrograde is a good time to figure out what toxic attachments you have and stop letting them chain and bind you.
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Sunday 7/19/15 10 of Pentacles
Moon in Virgo
The Moon is in Virgo so you may feel like cleaning up around the house, which makes sense when paired with the 10 of Pentacles, our card for the day. The 10 of Pentacles is all about happiness and prosperity within your own home. So stick around the house and enjoy time with any roommates, pets, or loved ones you share your living space. The Moon forms an opposite with Neptune, which may make you feel a little touchy so make sure you communicate your feelings clearly to others. Due to the Moon’s trine with Pluto, difficult truths could come to the surface but investing time addressing these issues now will save you trouble later. The number of the day is 7, a number of reassessment and re-evaluation.
Mantra: Honesty and clarity creates abundance in my home.
Monday 7/20/15 The Hermit
Moon in Virgo
The card of the day is the Hermit. It took much time for the wise sage to reach the peak of the mountain. The journey was difficult but the wisdom gained was worth it. The aspects of the day call you to use wisdom gained from past struggles to overcome obstacles. The Moon is in Virgo, reminding you to pay attention to detail. The Moon sextile Mars will bring agility in thought and decision making. The Moon sextile Mercury will bring you the gifts of clear communication that will allow you to form alliances. Any rival that crosses you today will be met with a quick defeat. The number of the day is 8, a number of action and change.
Mantra: Wisdom comes from understanding.
Tuesday 7/7/15 The Hanged Man
Moon Void of Course 3:06 AM PST
Moon Enters Libra at 6:23 AM PST
The Hanged Man’s appearance today calls for you change your views in order to get insight into a situation that’s been eating away at you. Today calls for creative problem solving and you’ll feel in harmony and flow with the Universe thanks to the Moon sextile Sun. The Moon sextile Saturn will give you the vision you need to organize and face obstacles head on with confidence. The Sun trine Saturn assures you that success is on the way and all the hard work you’ve put in is about to pay off. The Moon is in Libra, encouraging balance and teamwork in order to bring about success. The number of the day is 9. You’ll feel that extra push that some people get when they’re about to finish a marathon, a sudden jolt of energy as you approach the finish line. If you feel like things are dragging, adjust the lens of your mind and see how far you’ve come.
Mantra: The world looks a little different upside down.
Wednesday 7/8/15 5 of Wands
Moon in Libra
Sun enters Leo 8:31 PM PST
The card of the day is the 5 of Wands. There is a useless battle waging with no winner. In fact, there’s so many people involved that it looks like a victory is not possible. The Sun enters Leo, which when balanced, can bring great strength, but when unbalanced, can bring anger and rage. The Moon is in Libra and it also forms a square with Pluto so be prepared to learn the truth, even if you don’t want to hear it. The real challenge will come with resisting the urge to overreact if you do receive bad news today. Remember to cultivate patience because the Moon square Mars is shaking things up again and lashing out and senseless disagreements isn’t going to go anywhere. Mercury trine Saturn reminds you to be focused, calm and logical instead of giving in to the urge to fight. The number of the day is 1, encouraging you not to start the new cycle off on the right foot.
Mantra: Choose your battles wisely.
Thursday 7/9/15 Strength
Moon Void of Course 11:12 AM PST
Moon enters Scorpio 7:07 PM PST
The Strength card, ruled by Leo, reminds you that by maintaining a balance, you will develop the Strength you need to overcome any adversity. Its first quarter, so any challenges overcome now will not hold back your power of manifestation that will come with the Full Moon on July 31 (which also happens to be a Blue Moon). The Moon is in Scorpio, so don’t lash out and sting. Instead, use the power of Scorpio that allows for you to deepen your connections with people. The Moon opposite Uranus may leave you feeling a little unconventional but the Sun in Leo will give you the courage to be yourself. Mercury enters Leo today, and you may find yourself caught up in studies and enjoying expanding your mind. Moon sextile Jupiter will bring new opportunities but hold off on starting anything new until the Moon goes direct in the evening. The Sun opposite Mercury is an excellent time for writing so any correspondence you have today will be favorable. The Moon sextile Venus will bring about happiness and harmony and everything will just seem to flow. The Moon square the Sun may be leaving you wanting more, more, more but the Moon square Mercury encourages you to look forward without letting your desires hold you back. The number of the day is 2, a number that reminds you to maintain your balance to control your strength.
Mantra: By self-empowerment, I become the master of my own destiny.
Friday 7/10/15 10 of Swords
Moon in Scorpio
Today could be a trying day with the appearance of the 10 of Swords. You may feel completely beaten down and defeated, like the man who has been stabbed over and over again. Moon trine Neptune isn’t going to help things as you struggle to keep your emotions under control. Moon sextile Pluto may bring unwanted truths to the surface. So on the flip side of the 10 of Swords, you may want to beat someone down if you don’t feel downtrodden yourself. Know that things can only get better from here. On the flip side, you may feel you want to really beat someone down today that you think deserves it. It’s counterproductive to “beat a dead horse” so to speak, so just let things be. The card of the day is 3, reminding you to think about what events came together to make this situation happen. Did you fail to set boundaries when you should have? Did you trust someone blindly? Did you deceive someone? How could this have been prevented?
Mantra: I choose to learn from my mistakes.
Saturday 7/11/15 Page of Swords
Moon in Scorpio
Venus goes retrograde 2:29 AM PST
The Page of Swords’ appearance is appropriate for Venus going retrograde. The Page is a tumultuous character, eager to start new projects but not sticking around to finish them due to his restless mind. Venus retrograde may be an unstable time emotionally and things that strike you as attractive may not turn out as well as you hope they would. Mars square Uranus will only add to the impulsive, chaotic feel of the first day of Venus Retrograde. The Moon trine Mars may call for you to make quick decisions if you’re in a leadership position, but the Moon square Jupiter cautions you to use restraint when it comes to starting anything new. The number of the day is 4, a number that calls for you to stick to what you know to maintain stability.
Mantra: I’m going to take things as they come.