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It’s the 49th week of the year and the card of the week is the 8 of Swords. The 8 of Swords appears when you’re all wrapped up in your own stress and emotions and you’ve gone too deep within to make a decision about something. This week there will be a lot of ups and downs, most likely coming from outside forces. There are 4 cards: Knight of Cups, Queen of Cups, Queen of Swords and the Hierophant that could represent people who will affect you this week. Some of them, like the Knight and Queen of Cups, are supportive while others, like the Queen of Swords and the Hierophant, could appear cold and distance. There are also cards of finality and decisions that need to be made. This will be a week when you will be asked to sacrifice something for the greater good because it’s holding you back. There were an uncommon amount of swords that showed up this week leading me to believe that this will be a week that tests your mind. Lastly, remember that we are in Mercury Retrograde pre-shadow period so communication may be a bit muddled and electronics may not behave. The number of the week is 4, a number that assures you that you have the strong foundation that you need to overcome these challenges.
Mantra: Everything runs its course.
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Sunday 12/4/16 Knight of Cups
Moon in Aquarius
The Pisces ruled Knight of Cups appears bringing messages of love and emotions. The knight is a lover, not a fighter. He is an idealistic, hopeless romantic but can also say things he doesn’t mean when he turns on his charm. This card can sometimes indicate the beginning of new relationships. Moon sextile Sun at 12:56 will bring happiness, harmony and flow to your afternoon. Moon trine Jupiter at 9:13 PM PST will find you feeling optimistic and generous this evening. Don’t be afraid to show people how much you care about them. Moon sextile Saturn at 10:34 PM PST will finish the night off with a feeling of a sense of duty. If you’re open with your feelings, then you’ll know how much you’re loved and be ready to give that love in return. The Moon is in the revolutionary sign of Aquarius, so follow your intuition to bring the changes to your relationships that you’ve been seeking. The number of the day is 7, a number of finding the answers within.
Mantra: Love is all about give and take.
Monday 12/5/16 9 10 of Swords
Moon in Taurus
Moon Void of Course 3:23 AM PST
Moon Enters Pisces 8:31 PM PST
The 10 of Swords is a card of finality. If something ends today, know that it is the ending of something that will only have brought you pain. The only way from here is up. Moon conjunct Mars at 12:49 AM PST may leave you irritable and frustrated. If you calm down, you’ll be able to find the truth. Moon trine Uranus at 3:23 AM PST will find you looking for adventure and craving new company. If you’re asleep during these transits, these themes may appear in your dreams. The Moon is void of course between 3:23 AM PST and 6:31 PM PST when it enters the psychic sign of Pisces. While the Moon is void of course, it’s good to not take action and start anything new. Rather, let things that have run their course end and tie up any lose ends. The number of the day is 8, a number of motivation. Although the things you encounter today may be difficult, take some time to give yourself the space you need to process and experience your emotions and then pick yourself up and keep on trucking.
Mantra: I get knocked down but I get up again!
Tuesday 12/6/16 Queen of Cups
Moon in Pisces
The Queen of Cups is a woman or man with traditionally “feminine” characteristics that is the embodiment of the all loving, compassionate mother. The Queen is someone who gives loves unconditionally no matter what your flaws are. If she does not represent you, she represents someone you could meet today. Moon sextile Mercury at 5:28 AM PST will bring good communication to your morning, especially in writing and creative pursuits. Mars sextile Uranus at 7:30 PM PST will shake things up a bit. Although this could be tumultuous, it’s just what you need to get yourself on the right path. Be prepared for anything to happen. The Moon is in the empathetic sign of Pisces so feel others out before you act. The number of the day is 9, a number of fruition.
Mantra: “Lean on me, when you’re not strong, I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on.” – Bill Withers
Wednesday 12/8/16 5 Queen of Swords
First Quarter in Pisces 1:03 AM PST
The Queen of Swords is a practical, analytical woman or a man with traditionally “feminine” characteristics. The Queen doesn’t let her feelings be swayed by her heart. You must remain detached and factual in all dealings with the Queen. Moon square Sun at 1:03 AM PST brings the First Quarter in Pisces. You may be experiencing challenges revolving around your New Moon intentions. Use your intuition to overcome this hurdle and manifest at Full Moon. Moon sextile Pluto at 1:50 AM PST could bring strong emotional outburst that are much needed. Moon square Saturn at 6:05 AM PST could leave you feeling moody and sullen like you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. If these transits happen while you’re asleep, their energy may make themselves known in your dreams. It’s a new day, so turn that frown upside down! Venus enters Aquarius at 6:51 AM PST where She will stay until 1/3/17. When Venus is in Aquarius, the unconventional may seem very attractive and commitment is at best, difficult. Just roll with things. The number of the day is 1 a number of new beginnings.
Mantra: Strong people are a result of strong minds.
Thursday 12/9/16 Hierophant
Moon Enters Aries 2:16 AM PST
The Hierophant appears when the answers you seek should come from within established institutions. This is a card that encourages you to turn to your spiritual teachers, politicians or the law if you need help. These institutions were created to help people and although they are corrupt at times, when they work for the people, the work well. Moon sextile Venus at 4:02 AM PST will bring harmony and beauty to your early morning. If you are asleep during this transit, this energy may be felt in your dreams. Moon square Mercury at 3:43 PM PST may muddle communication so the best thing to do would be to put off any important communications until a later time if possible. The Moon is in the energetic sign of Aries for most of the day, bringing strength and determination to whatever you do. The number of the day is 2, a number that reminds us that there is balance in structure.
Mantra: Listen to the wisdom of the ages.
Friday 12/9/16 6 2 of Swords
Moon in Aries
Moon Void of Course 5:06 PM PST
The 2 of Swords is a card that appears when you’re avoiding making a decision, possibly because you don’t have all the information that you need to move forward. The information you need is readily available and the only thing standing between you and your future is yourself. Something has to change so even if you’re afraid you’ll receive bad news, at least you now know. Moon square Pluto at 5:52 AM PST could bring early morning outbursts. If you are asleep during this transit, this energy may appear in your dreams. If you woke up in a bad mood, Moon trine Sun at 8:59 AM PST will turn your day around and you’ll find yourself in flow. Moon opposition Jupiter at 9:16 AM PST will find you wanting to pitch in and lend a helping hand. Mono trine Saturn at 10:10 AM PST will leave you with a sense of duty as to how you can make the best out of the situation at hand. Moon conjunct Uranus at 1:24 PM PST may leave you feeling impulsive and restless. Don’t focus on what you can’t change, focus on what you have control over. Sun sextile Jupiter at 1:39 PM PST is a happy transit where everything is going your way and life seems more than just OK. Use this upbeat transit to flip the switch on any lingering bad emotions due to the challenges you’ve been dealt this week. This transit reassures you that everything will be OK Moon sextile Mars at 5:06 PM PST is an energetic transit that will leave you feeling like you can accomplish anything. The Moon is in the determined sign of Aries until She goes void of course at 5:06 PM PST. Use the energy of Aries to get things done or you may feel frustrated. Simply getting out and getting exercise will expend some of that pint up energy. The number of the day is 3, a number of things coming together.
Mantra: It’s better to know the truth and move on than linger in the shadows of fear and lies.
Saturday 12/10/16 3 of Wands
Moon Enters Taurus 4:41 AM PST
The 3 of Wands is a card of looking outward. You’ve set everything in motion and now it has only to manifest itself. Although things have been challenging, there is movement happening that will change things. Be patient; good news is on the way. Mercury sextile Neptune at 12:26 AM PST is a time to find inspiration in your intuition. This is a very inspiring time that will spark the imagination. Sun conjunct Saturn at 3:51 AM PST is a time get to work. If your energy is low, use this as a time to plan and organize Moon squre Venus at 10:38 AM PST could leave you feelings selfish and indulgent. Remember one way to be thankful for what you have is to share with others. Moon sextile Neptune at 7:52 PM PST brings dreamy, psychic intuition. Moon trine Mercury at 9:19 PM PST will find communication flowing. The Moon is in the decadent sign of Taurus today so it’s a time to let go of worries and indulge in the good things in life. The number of the day is 4, reminding you that you can finally relax and take a break.
Mantra: It’s all good.
Magdalena Tarot does not claim the rights to any of the Tarot card images used here. All images are from the Druidcraft Tarot by Philip and Stephanie Carr. Illustrated by William Worthington