Some unforeseen changes and developments will stand in the way of your desires. Things will not go as expected. You will be forced to adapt to new conditions and will have difficulty keeping things balanced. You will reap what you have sown, as you will be forced to tie up loose ends from the past and to deal with problems you have overlooked and left unresolved. Keep in mind that, even though you will often find yourself feeling unlucky and the period lying ahead of you will not be particularly favourable for you, you will eventually be rewarded for your pains and efforts. You will have to keep fighting and do your best to overcome the obstacles you will encounter.
The Devil card emerges today from the love tarot deck. This card portrays some kind of trap. Your relationship feels like a prison. You see no possibility of either change or escape. You and/or your partner have become entangled in debt or addiction. One or both of you feel chained to a job you hate. Perhaps you and your spouse are locked in a pattern of endless arguments. Sometimes this card symbolizes an obsession with somebody unavailable. In any of these situations, the result is the same–you feel powerless. Yet, if you look at the image of the Devil card, you see the chains are loose enough to permit escape. In most situations, the Devil card represents only the illusion of imprisonment. You can extricate yourself, but the cure could feel as devastating as the disease. If you face crippling debt, you have to declare bankruptcy. Whatever the problem is, you will have to surrender the façade that everything is OK.
The changes that are taking place in your professional and financial life are filling you with energy and enthusiasm. You want to make a new start and to take advantage of the opportunities you have been given to progress, but you have to keep in mind that this is not the right time to take risks. Your professional and financial life is fraught with instability, and you are walking a tightrope. Keep a tight rein on your impulse to take risks in order to avoid future trouble. Try to manage your business and financial affairs with caution and prudence so as to avoid making mistakes you will later regret.
You are finally starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel, but you know full well that things are still too fragile and that you won’t accomplish your goals unless you keep fighting. The Sun card reversed indicates that there are obstacles standing in the way of your dreams, but they are not insurmountable. You will be faced with challenges that will motivate you to pursue your aspirations with even greater persistence. You will have to be careful, though, as you will be prone to setting exceedingly ambitious goals. Make sure you don’t start something you can’t finish.
The love tarot card for today is the Hanged Man. The themes of this card include service, sacrifice and waiting. Your relationship enters a period of suspended animation, perhaps because of geographic distance. The Hanged Man emphasizes the need to integrate an unselfish, spiritual perspective into relationships. Practice seeing things from your lover’s point of view. Injury, illness or unemployment dictates that one of you must take care of the other soon. Let go of false ideals which prevent you from accepting your partner as a vulnerable, fallible human being. If you are single, look for a partner who in a less materialistic setting. Meditation class or volunteer work may yield more results than dating apps and bars. Learn not to view people you date as makeover projects. Surrender your anxiety about finding a mate. Alter your perspective on dating, love and romance.
You tend to make up excuses to avoid dealing with stressful or undesirable developments in your professional life. You are refusing to face the facts head-on and are instead trying to ignore them. However, you know full well that you cannot hide from the truth; you will eventually have to face it, whether you like it or not. The future doesn’t look good for one of your partnerships. Let your judgment guide you in your decisions.
You are about to enter a period during which you will be making up excuses to avoid dealing with unpleasant or emotionally draining situations. You will be unwilling to face the facts head-on and will instead be trying to ignore them. However, you know full well that you cannot hide from the truth; you will eventually have to face it, whether you like it or not. Avoid engaging in new endeavours, as they are bound to be shaky, and let your judgement guide you in your decisions.
The Empress emerged today from the shuffling of the cards of the love tarot deck. Her appearance points to love, fertility and abundance. Couples will enjoy each other’s company today. This is a wonderful day to visit a spa for a couples massage. Or to lounge all day in bed, delighting each other in as many ways as possible. Single people seeking love will encounter more opportunities than usual for romance. The topics of love, sexuality and other sensory pleasures are more likely to arise in conversation today, even among casual friends or acquaintances. Beauty and self-adornment are important today—you and your lover want to look your best for each other. Empress days also provide marvelous opportunities for creativity—you and your partner might feel inspired to paint a mural on your garden wall. Empress card days also favor family time, for parents to bond with their children. In some cases, the appearance of the Empress signals happy news of a pregnancy.
Your inability to control your impulsiveness is causing you to make career-related decisions without having thought things through. The Temperance card reversed indicates that you currently have a tendency to intemperance. You are prone to acting without considering the consequences of your actions and to doing things you will later regret. Keep in mind that this is a transitional period in your life, and it is testing you. You will have to give up your bad habits and to exercise self-control in order to be able to make a new start.