As the days get shorter and the holidays approach, we’re back with a fresh batch of Tarot-inspired readings from Angie Banicki. And like hot cocoa and marshmallows, the perfect pair for your readings are all-new Zodiac illustrations by Society6 artist, Dan Jazzia.
ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Influenced by the ACE OF WANDS
Music: Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On) – Lee Dorsey Amazônia – Ariel T Tomorrow – Miner
Potential is the kingdom of all beginnings. Where have you been burying your potential Aries? Dig deep through the muck, the shame, the fear and there you will find this beautiful crystal clear vision of who you will be from this moment forward. This clear crystal is mirroring back to you what you’ve known. You’ve known but the grime has built up and hidden the brightness of your soul. Can you take time this month to see that potential and nurture it? Just give it a little love. Write yourself a love letter for the beauty of you. Do not let the perception of the shadows of humanity pull you away. Take your crystal and make art. How can you make this who you are now? How can you change the world with this clarity? Or if you want baby steps- how can you make this your career? And use this month to clear out the demons – the addictions that have numbed you from the crystal clear you’ve glimpsed at.
Final Thought: “Life is a grindstone, and whether it grinds a man down or polishes him up depends on the stuff he’s made of.” – Josh Billings
TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20)
Influenced by the THE WORLD
Music: Mood (feat. iann dior) – 24kGoldn, iann dior Samba Sujo – Born Dirty, Diplo R.E.D. – A Tribe Called Red, Yasiin Bey, Narcy, Black Bear
There are some massive endings happening this month for you Taurus. And this means some massive beginnings arrive as well. It’s as if you are being reborn into the world. How will you make of this new go-around? Now is the time to choose what and who you let go of and who and what you want to take with you! It is so important you give some extra love and care to your health – the health of your body and your mind as well. Are you taking care of yourself? Give extra time for exercise and attention to what you are putting in your body now. I cannot stress enough how important it is that you choose your body, mind and soul now. You are the newborn, the fragile, spirited, pure soul and you deserve all the loving care. So give and receive that to yourself now more than ever before!
Final Thought: “Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.” – Edward De Bono
GEMINI (May 21- June 20)
Influenced by HERMIT
Music: Venice – Gyvus Voodoo – Tribal Radio Edit – Alex Guesta A Chance For Peace – Lonnie Liston Smith;The Cosmic Echoes
You are protected Gemini. You are protected from thieves. You are protected from evil. Please remember this message as you feel some of the madness, the craziness of the energies that surround us all now as the world shifts and changes in big ways. Do you have a morning ritual to help keep yourself centered and clear? Get one. Go into each day with your peaceful soul centered for all of us! In fact, if I were you I’d go find a log cabin and go hermit November away LOL. I kid but honestly you are feeling a lot of this for all of us. And juxtaposed with all that is the perfect harmonious soul family surrounding you with so much love and light.
Final Thought: “Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up a the stars; to be satisfied with your possessions; to despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness. And to fear nothing except cowardice; to be governed by your admirations rather than by your disgusts; to covet nothing that is your neighbors except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners; to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends and to spend as much time as you can with body and spirit. These are little guideposts on the footpath to peace.” – Henry Van Dyke
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Influenced by CHARIOT
Music: Volcano – Jimmy Buffett Love The Way You Lie – Eminem, Rihanna Pretty Boy – Cavale
Elevated Soul – we need your leading healing energy this month more than ever in your life. And you need it too. So call on your highest self. Your heart has been hurting. Let’s start there. You’ve felt the pain. You’ve suffered. But you’ve lived and now is the time to step away from that pain. You can watch it leave and know you’ll never feel that kind of pain again. You’ve learned and lived and lived and learned. The pattern is dissembling. The pain is releasing like a volcano that cannot hold in the fire any longer. You will feel this release. For many of you this release is also bringing an enormous gift of creative fire that will forever change how you share your gifts with the world. If you can surround yourself in blue in your meditations, in your physical space – this will help your mind and soul process the release and acceptance.
Final Thought: “Make it a rule…..never, if possible, to lie down at night without being able to say, “I have made one human being at least a little wiser, a little happier or a little better this day.” – Charles Kingsley
LEO (July 23 – Aug 22)
Music: Cupid – Sam Cooke let’s be lazy together – biosphere Breathe – Cristoph Remix – CamelPhat, Cristoph, Jem Cooke
Always first steps Leo. First steps. November is like this vacillating energy of love and fear for you. How can you keep choosing love? Even when the timing feels off? Even when you are confused as all hell. Even when your heart is in pain. Keep choosing love. Always FIRST STEPS. These first steps are showing you the work to be done on yourself. This has nothing to do with the other. This is about your first steps Leo. You are being awakened from a meandering path or possibly being helped through an imposing obstacle. The attention to balance is crucial. One step at a time. Do not lose yourself to either the fear nor the love. One step. I would say you are following the breadcrumbs but if you are then they are on Mount Everest. It’s not quite as simple but the rewards are higher and better than anything you’ve done in your long or short life.
Final Thought: “Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.” – James Russell Lowell
VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Influenced by STRENGTH
Music: Hide My Face – Acid Ghost We Stayed Up All Night – Tourist, Ardyn Addicted To Love – Florence + The Machine
I am strong. I am confident. I am healthy. I can handle this. Repeat. The rest of us know this about you sweet Virgo. But for some reason you may need the reminders this month. Your friendships will mirror this back to you. Don’t be afraid to call on them now. You’d be surprised at how lifted you’ll feel after just a phone call with one of those trusted angel friends. When you feel misunderstood at the job, on the zoom, with your partner – you know who can remind you of who you are and how understood you are. I sense there’s some mom stuff you are working through here too. It’s okay to look at that and let go of what you may have been carrying with you from childhood. Also don’t be afraid to own up to that part of you that is so unique and different but can sometimes feel like the outsider. That outsider foreign part of you is the part of you SO MANY of us are so attracted to. OWN IT!
Final Thought: “I want to jump up and shout aloud in gratitude at having been allowed to live in this world, sharing with all its creatures the blessed gift of life.” – Malcolm Muggeridge
LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
Influenced by THE EMPRESS
Music: Stay Warm – George Taylor Broke – Dj Teddy, Faith, AyeItsAron Thunder – Imagine Dragons
Shining star Libra. Please shine your star for us all this month. We are desperate for your balance, generous charming spirit. You will feel seen as you tap us all with your magical conflict-releasing wand. And if you don’t feel seen, know that you are. Also there is an important person coming into your life. Perhaps a baby? A new love? You are attracting it all and brimming with a creative visionary, dare I say, fertile energy! Remember when you grace us with your presence you are helping to heal us now and boy do we need it this month. And please don’t get overly wrapped up in the financial struggle or worries. It will come. When you feel yourself getting caught there, switch into your visionary power – knowing the money will follow.
Final Thought: “If you have talent, use it every which way possible. Don’t hoard it. Don’t dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly, like a millionaire intent on going broke.” – Brenda Francis
SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Influenced by NINE OF PENTACLES
Music: Soy Yo – Bomba Estéreo Trick To Happy – Bahamas Meet Again – LP Giobbi, Little Boots
Scorpio your creative genius has arrived. Something has been building up for you and it’s time to use your mind and start planting some seeds. Can you at least start writing out the plan? And I stress throwing your mind in with this creative genius because if you put your mind to your relationship or the relationship you want, you might feel stuck. But this is the genius of the genius – you can rely on that goddess to guide you. And you can let your relationship mold and shift and change – or the one you are calling in to start formulating to draw near and nearer. TRUST when I say what is coming or what you will feel is other worldly, there’s just some big shifting happening right now. And when you’re not crafting away with your genius, please give yourself some time in nature. Let mother nature heal and nurture you. I guarantee even a step out onto her soil will bring you back a million years and forward a million more – back to who you are always and forever.
Final Thought: “We are not the same persons this year as last, not are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” – W. Somerset Maugham
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 19)
Music: Emotional Rescue – The Rolling Stones Step Out – José González Everlasting Light – Diamond Thug
F@ck Sag. I feel like I’m on repeat but for REAL it’s over. You can let it all go. What a freakin year this has been for you. You know what I’m talking about. Your knight or goddess in shining armor is finally coming for ya. You can drop the defenses – your guardian angel is here to pick up all that you’ve been carrying. Take a deep breath and release. Give yourself a hug. Go hug a tree. Earth needs you now – no really like go into the forest. If you are somewhere warm or can get there, go camp, hike, Get out of the city. Get into nature and let yourself be held by the elements. Dip your foot in the ocean. Make a bonfire. Plant some seeds in the dirt. Breathe in the fresh air the trees are giving you. If you don’t work somehow in saving the environment, can you incorporate saving earth into your work? Your connection to the cause is cosmic. Go listen to your music here – it’s pretty potent!
Final thought: “If a man does not KEEP PACE with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau
CAPRICORN (Dec 20 – Jan 19)
Music: Still Trying – Nathaniel Rateliff Keep Ya Head Up – 2PacWhat’s Love Got to Do with It – Kygo, Tina Turner
What in your past have you been hiding Capricorn? Perhaps even hiding from yourself? Time to look, feel, taste it and unload. And KNOW, truly know, you weren’t hiding in shame but out of courageous ownership. You are ready to change. You are ready to step into your future. Go listen to 2Pac. The feminine soul of your nature is rising and stripping away those masculine traits no longer needed. No more pushing. No more striving. No more right and wrong. Yes to receiving. Yes to riding the waves. Yes to integrating. Yes to yes. Yes to maybe. It’s okay for life to feel easier! Can you believe I have to say that to you Cappy? It’s okay for life to feel easier. Let yourself be helped. Let yourself cry. Let yourself let go of who you were told to be and let yourself just be. I cried as this came through me. I hope you allow yourself to feel the truth of it.
Final Thought: “I want to unfold. I don’t want to stay folded anywhere, because where I am folded, there I am a lie. And I want my grasp of things true before you. I want to describe myself like a painting that I looked at closely for a long time, like a saying that I finally understood, like the pitcher I use every day, like the face of my mother, like a ship that took me safely through the wildest storm of all.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Influenced by THE MOON
Music: Fake Empire – Molly Tuttle Run Away With Me – San Fermin Deep End – Fousheé
Aquarius this month is an important rewind for you. Remember the old school tapes you rewound to playback? Can you rewind your love tape? Listen back to all those past loves. Listen to the hurts. Listen to the kisses. Listen for feeling. Listen to the moments you FELT the most. This rewind is important for the future of your romance and way of loving. You are listening now so that you can go douse your tape recorder and make your new upgraded iPhone version of love. Now this is your choice but this attention WILL be worth it if you are choosing to choose love now! And I will just plant this seed – the cards see something in another city for you. Love? Work? A future trip? Be open to how this will show up for you in November!
Final Thought: “Perhaps love is like a resting place, a shelter from the storm. It exists to give you comfort. It is there to keep you warm. And in those times of trouble. When you are most alone. The memory of love will bring you home.” – John Denver
PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Music: Rise – Herb Alpert Cupid – Sam Cooke Hide My Face – Acid Ghost
You are the master of your emotions this month Pisces. Think of yourself as the lovvvvvvve visionary. You can see it all. You can see through, in, and around your emotions and probably those around you as well. Now just because you are the master doesn’t mean it’s always easy. It can be pretty powerful though. Look around you – who else is a master, who do you want to keep mastering with and who needs to be left behind in the past? You decide master. This can be powerful for you in your career as well. Use this mastery to move higher towards where you want to be. What emotions have held you back in your career and which have served you? Keep yourself in check this November Pisces. Only you, the master, will truly know.
Final Thought: “Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but follow no one absolutely.” – Chinese Proverb