As 2020 draws to a close, Angie Banicki is back with new Tarot-inspired horoscope readings. Read yours then shop a full collection of illustrations for each sign from artist Ana Victoria Calderón.
ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Influenced by THE EMPRESS
Music: Pretty Thing – Chaz Jankel, Hymn for the Weekend – Coldplay, Brand New – Ben Rector
Aries, your sensitive soul is connecting to the soul of this world in unimaginable ways now. So, allow your higher self to connect to your inner voice, and with that, feel a new level of acceptance and unconditional love for yourself. The best ways to navigate all these feelings? Surround yourself with animals, write and play music, and as every wave of unconditional love overwhelms you, reflect it back out. Forgive your mother for not being perfect. Forgive yourself for not being perfect. DO NOT HIDE AWAY. Show us your pains, and allow us to see and feel with you. New innovative ideas are swirling around you, preparing you for a BIG spring. And part of your spring awakening has to do with you sharing the wacky, the weird, and maybe even the sorrows of your soul. So, your purpose now is to accept it all, and come spring, we’ll feel it too!
Final Thought: “The principal thing in this world is to keep one’s soul aloft.” – Gustave Flaubert
TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20)
Influenced by the SEVEN OF CUPS
Music: Look Over Your Shoulder (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Busta Rhymes, Gang Bang – Madonna, Lockdown (feat. JID, Noname & Jay Rock) – Remix – Anderson .Paak
Taurus, you are like a kid in an ice cream shop. Looking at all the flavors, mouth watering, thinking which one is the one? Do you risk trying a new flavor and not liking it? What if you go with a classic and regret it later? (As I write this, my daughter walked in and handed me a wendy’s frosty and said, if it’s too cold, let me know and I’ll get some warmer ice cream for you.) Where is your life headed, T? There are so many choices in front of you: a mate, a career direction, to have babies, which flavor of ice cream. BUT, what if I told you to just taste a few samples, and then actually go buy the guy waiting outside something instead? Then, maybe you have a talk with the owner about buying the ice cream place, or maybe you suggest they hire you to do the interior design. My point is, try playing with all the different scenarios without having to pick one. Think outside the cone and play with your imagination. Maybe in the end you don’t choose any of the options in front of you and decide to just play!
Final Thought: “Be Yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search or struggle. Just Be.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
GEMINI (May 21- June 20)
Influenced by the TWO OF SWORDS
Music: Up All Night – SAULT, Baby – Bakermat, Right Here, Right Now (CamelPhat Remix) – Fatboy Slim, Free Your Body – Chris Lake, Solardo
Have you been feeling stuck in the middle of conflict? Dragged into the drama of an argument? Now is the time to remove yourself and clear yourself of that negativity. It’s time to release the attachment and do what is solely (soul-ly) best for you. This is very much your choice now. This is the moment that decides your future and will speed things up in your life. Will you climb up the peak, choosing to strengthen yourself and build character? Will you choose the long winding scenic road that allows you to coast? Will you choose to swim in the depths of the sea, moving like water? The choice is yours, and I remind you, you’re not alone; the path that unburdens and releases negativity is the one we’re all being asked to choose now. So, how can you free yourself from what has burdened you?
Final Thought: “Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question…Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use. Both paths lead to nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey, as long as you follow it. You are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.” – Carlos Castaneda
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Influenced by THE MOON
Music: Princess Cuts (feat. Young T & Bugsey) – Headie One, Sinnerman – Felix Da Housecat’s Heavenly House Mix – Nina Simone, Vivaldi: Winter From The Four Seasons 1. Allegro Non Molto – Silverwood Quartet, I Believe in Being Ready – Rising Appalachia
What steps are you taking in order to remain healthy, happy and secure in your life? It is important to have dreams too, but now is actually more of a time of stability and practicality for you, Cancer. You’ve been manifesting and creating and working for this new beginning, and your dedication is paying off—it’s all coming together. Do not give up now, even when you feel slight pullbacks. Tis all part of the process, especially during this dead of winter. December is all about RECUPERATION OF ONE’S POTENTIAL. If you can hold onto that, you’ll be just fine. (Go listen to Rising Appalachia.) I believe in being ready, and we need your warm, nurturing spirit to be ready to help carry us all through to this new way of being. Don’t be afraid to connect with your crystals at the new moon this month.
Final Thought: “I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
LEO (July 23 – Aug 22)
Influenced by the TEMPERANCE
Music: Mountain To Move – Nick Mulvey, Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) (Remastered) – The 5th Dimension, Wona – Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best, Beatenberg
Integration is your mantra this month. Everything you’ve been looking for has been looking at you. You’re discovering your truest form. There’s also an element of the feminine that is wanting to be seen more in you—allow her in. Allow her emotions to unpredictably and emphatically show you where you have forgotten her. What is going on within is too fragile to be dragged out into the world. So, give her time and don’t try to explain it to anyone. You don’t want to say what you don’t mean. Respect what is happening in the darkness. She is going to connect you to your inner visionary—this visionary who will guide you, will guide us all. She will be a crucial aspect of your voice and your leadership. Right now, she cannot be translated. And you aren’t quite ready for everything she will tell and show you. Also, btw, she is not a female but a divine feminine.
Final Thought: “Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.” – Herman Hesse
VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Influenced by the SIX OF CUPS
Music: Down to the River – The War and Treaty, Clubbed To Death – Escala, Vivir Mi Vida (Yo Fred Remix) – Marc Anthony
Your to do list this month: CLEANSE YOUR HEART. Wash it. Scrub it. Wring it out. Massage it. And mostly just LOVE it. Virgo, it feels to me like you’re taking an unnecessary beating for all of us right now. The cards show, this is not your fault. This is just part of the process of clearing you for a bigger and greater purpose in our material world. You’re meant to have great success—business savvy and pragmatic, you ground us and help us build. But right now, focus on the heart. Once that heart of yours is feeling clear, your business acumen will return tenfold, and you can go back to the bigger decisions. So, I beg of you to make your heart number one. Go buy yourself flowers and dance with a child or just be childlike again!
Final Thought: “The noblest question in the world is what good may I do in it?” – Benjamin Franklin
LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
Influenced by the QUEEN OF WANDS
Music: Electric Pow Wow Drum – A Tribe Called Red, Life Goes On – Bryce Vine, 20/20 – George Benson, Nobody But Me – Lou Rawls
Bop! Bop! Bop! You feel that? You’re being bopped with the club of positivity this month, Libra. You’re being forced to communicate your inner truth with more vibrance, more authority and more charisma! Less ego! Less fear! MORE confidence. BOP! Can you practice sharing your truth without caring how others will respond? We all love the chameleon in you, the fair balanced one who always creates a happy atmosphere. But you’re about to get more of an edge, Libra, an edge that we are going to love you for, though some of us might hate it. But you know what? You are going to LOVE yourself more! And that’s going to make it ALL worth it. You will be genuine. You will still carry charisma. And your soul will shine all the brighter.
Final Thought: “The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child, though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.” – John Macy
SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Influenced by the SEVEN OF WANDS
Music: Ain’t Gotta Worry Child – Charley Crockett, Something’s Got A Hold On Me – Etta James, 900 Miles (The Avener Rework) – Terry Callier, The Avener
Scorpio, this is a moment in time. A time where you are being called to step in and step up as co-creator of your destiny. BIG responsibility exists here. A limitless potential is becoming accessible to you now. This means shutting out anything that’s not heart centered. No, ego—go away! This is divinity. Vast healing light is waiting to shoot through you and onto humanity now, Scorpio. Time to focus on forgiveness, for both others and yourself. It’s also time to focus on cutting the judgment—whether secret or not so secret—on others and yourself. Let that sh*t go! And then start tapping into your higher self, your chakras, your greatness. Let nature move you. That spirit is here to guide you to the other side of this big responsibility.
Final Thought: “I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.” – Anthony Robbins
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 19)
Influenced by the ACE OF PENTACLES
Music: Social Mask – Alif Tree, Heaven I Know – Gordi, Burgs – Mt. Wolf
You are exactly where you’re supposed to be, Sag. The moon can be quite telling this month, especially around your birthday. It’s pulling out the secrets—the things you’ve been hiding from yourself, the secrets others have been hiding from you. The truth wants to reveal itself to you so you can step more into the beautiful mysteries of life. This is the light at the end of the tunnel. You’re ready to stop limiting yourself and worrying about the things you cannot change. This is a time to accept this new and improved version of who you are and who you will be moving forward. Simplicity is your word this month. How can you simplify things? Whenever your mind wants to run with something, tell yourself to simplify and keep simplifying. Go listen to Mt. Wolf and let the words steer you into your future.
Final Thought: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” – Eden Ahbez
CAPRICORN (Dec 20 – Jan 19)
Influenced by the KING OF SWORDS
Music: Glad You Came – The Wanted, Livingroom Diaries – lofighters, Soldier Of Hope – Roo Panes
Wowzer, Cap! This is it. You are coming into the great moment of clarity, and you’re going to be surprised at how all the pieces fit together. You are like this huge contraption, and we are about to plug you in. And oh la la, LIT! Like a brilliant start just waiting for that electrical impulse to light it up. You will never be the same from this moment forward, Cap. And if your star is flickering, well, then your work is defined for you: What are you afraid of? What is that doubt creeping back in? Do not be afraid to ask for help as you try to stay plugged in. Ask a person who really sees you or someone whose job it is to help you see yourself! You are sparking, and it’s important to keep sparking until that light stays on by itself. If you have selenite, keep some by your bedside to help stimulate your soul. This will be your light and help your dreams show you what you need now! Or if you’d like to follow the ancient Aztec tradition, put some scissors underneath your bed. Let them cut the chords of your past, in this life and others. Cut away what no longer serves you.
Final Thought: “Treasure this day and treasure yourself, truly, neither will ever happen again.” – Ray Bradbury
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Influenced by the FIVE OF CUPS
Music: The City (Single Version) – Mark-Almond, To Let Myself Go (ft. Ane Brun) – The Avener, Grandmothersphere – East Forest
Aquarius, SO MUCH is becoming clear to you now! You are ready for a huge evolutionary step into a new beginning. If you’re holding onto anything from your past, anything painful, this is the time to acknowledge it with self love and compassion. What has been stagnant is now lifting, and the way into this new beginning is becoming SO clear. It’s important that you don’t hold too tightly to what your vision of this looks like. Instead, allow yourself to see what is showing up FOR you. Less attachment. Go listen to East Forest. Do a little burning ceremony before the new moon. Write down what you want to let go of before you take this big step. Light a fire and watch it all burn away, and let yourself feel the attachment to it fade as well. Then take some sage and cedar and bless your home, your space!
Final Thought: “Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.” – D.H. Lawrence
PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Music: Love Yourself – The Boxer Rebellion, Japanese Ceremonial Tea (Interlude) – The Electric Sons, Along Comes Mary – The Association
Liberation is the key. You are finding another level of self love this month, Pisces. And that means your heart is number one now. YOUR HEART is number one. Can you give it all your love? Can you have a cup of tea with yourself and feel everything your heart wants you to feel? Go listen to The Electric Sons if you want help opening yourself to hearing and feeling it all. And once you’ve given your heart this extra love and attention? Well, whoa! There are some big truths coming through FOR YOU. Your psychic sense is quadrupled, feeding your writings, visions and notes for your future. So, grab a pen and write ’em down. Don’t worry just yet about how you’re meant to implement them. Just thank your angels for guiding them to you! You are connecting outside of time and reality—cherish it!
Final Thought: “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln