We have moved into the birth month of Scorpio - and the Tarot suggests the eighth astrological sign of the zodiac may have some difficult decisions to make.

Nia True from Compass Tarot has provided readings for all star signs in the month ahead.

Scorpio – Knight of Wands, III of Swords & IV of Wands

Happy solar return, Scorpio. This is a month for being aware of where you’re feeling inspired to begin anew, or to intensify your commitment to something. Make sure that your eyes are fully open to all of the possibilities and pitfalls ahead, because just diving in with reckless abandon could leave you with regrets.

It could also be that you need to make some space, in order for this to fully flourish – and that may mean making tricky decisions, about what to leave behind. Don’t ignore any difficult feelings around this, but don’t let them hold you back, or keep you in a situation that is no longer a good fit, either.

Whatever direction you ultimately choose, if you proceed in a considered way, bringing those who matter most along with you, you are likely to create something that feels solid, true and worthy of celebration. Which isn’t a bad way to celebrate another year on earth!

Sagittarius – II of Wands, The Lovers

It could be that this month brings some challenging decisions, where the right action feels unclear for you, Sagittarius. When this happens, it’s easy to get bogged down in confusion and uncertainty, overthinking and second guessing ourselves. Then urgency or fear can take over, as motivators.

Try and root yourself, notice what you’re feeling, breath deeply and remember that choices made from love and kindness – for yourself, as well as others – are likely to be wiser than those made from fear. Don’t get stuck in your head, trust yourself, and your heart.

Capricorn – X of Wands, The Fool

This is a month for taking stock of any places where you are over-committed, burnt out or heading that way. It is easy, when we are carrying too much, to be so focused on just putting one foot in front of the other, that we lose sight of our why – our values – amidst a cacophony of must, should and ought.

Taking a moment to look at things with curiosity – “what would happen if…?”, then acting to make changes could be what’s needed to shift you from overwhelmed, to feeling lighter and more free. Have faith and you can find a different way, Capricorn.

Aquarius – The Wheel of Fortune, VI of Pentacles

What goes around, comes around. This is a month for seeing how your past actions have influenced your current circumstances, for good or ill. Notice your responses to that, learn what you can from it and accept it, and yourself. Don’t dwell on regret, or on pride.

The next step is to think about how this new understanding might shape your actions over the coming weeks – are there places where you could give more generously of yourself, or what you have? Places where you need more, and must learn to ask for, and accept, help? Do what you need to do Aquarius.

Pisces – Ace of Wands, X of Cups

Your invitation this month, is to be willing to take the risk of starting something new, where you can’t necessarily predict what the outcome will be, but which requires a degree of courage on your part. You’ll know what this is, because you will feel as inspired and excited as you will nervous about it!

However things pan out, this is an opportunity for growth for you Pisces. It’s a chance for you to learn to more fully trust yourself and to move toward greater alignment with your values. You may find that you are able to be more authentic in your relationships with others, as well as with yourself.

Aries – VII of Cups, Death

We all have blind spots and delude ourselves at times, Aries, it’s part of being human. Where might this be true for you this month though? It could be that you’re over focusing on a future that you’re not actually working towards in the present – does that resonate?

If it does, it’s time to face facts. By letting go of fantasy and allowing yourself to see things as they are, rather than as you wish they were, you can create the space you need, for doing what needs to be done, to get you to where you want to go. Better to land with a bump now, than have further to fall later.

Taurus – IX of Pentacles, Page of Swords

There are times when we are able to step into a new sense of confidence and capability, when we feel more truly who we are, and comfortable with that. Where has this has been the case for you recently Taurus? Because it’s possible that it’s just the foundation stone for what is to come.

Your mission this month, should you choose to accept it, is to reflect on what you have learnt, how you got here, and how that way of thinking could open doors elsewhere in your life. How can you take this new sense of assurance further? What else might be possible for you?

Gemini – II of Pentacles, IX of Cups

This month may require you to take steps towards regaining some equilibrium Gemini. If you’ve been burning the candle at both ends, what you need to do will be obvious, but if not, you might need to feel into the subtleties of your situation and be willing to experiment with more or less of different things, before you find the sweet spot.

The beauty of this is that as you come back into balance, you’ll know all about it – the rightness of enough, whatever that looks like for you, will bring with it joy, fulfilment and connection. If you need a clue on how to get there, think about what you would choose, if you were granted one wish?

Cancer – The Tower, The Moon

When big changes happen – either because of circumstance, or because we have chosen them – the effects ripple outwards, in ways we could not have predicted. Even positive change involves loss – by going through one door, another may close to us.

If you find yourself dealing with change this month Cancer, reflection is your friend. Don’t be afraid to delve deeply into your feelings, even the uncomfortable ones. Take your time, allow yourself to ponder, and you will find the answers you need. Remember that every cloud has a silver lining…

Leo – IX of Wands, The High Priestess

If there are places where you feel stuck, or are currently unable to take action this month, that may be frustrating Leo, but you do still have a choice: dwell on your frustration, and it will increase. Move your attention to other things, and you may be surprised by how much relief that brings.

Even better, embrace this time of non-progress and inaction, and put it to good use – slow down, notice more, be receptive to useful information, whatever form it takes. Then, when you return to forward motion, new understanding may help to inform even more effective action.

Virgo – The Empress, Page of Pentacles

This month is one of two steps for you, the second building on the first Virgo. Start by noticing where you are gaining the most, or best, results from your efforts. Dig in, poke around, make sure you understand how and why – and that you’re giving yourself full credit for the labour you’re putting in.

Next, look at where you’d like to be gaining more. Thinking about what has already worked well elsewhere, how can you use the knowledge already gained to build towards what you want to see here? What seeds can you sow now, that will bear the fruit you seek in the future?

Libra – VIII of Swords, King of Pentacles

Sometimes we might have the resources and knowledge we need to deal with an issue, but because it taps into a pattern that existed for us long before we had that understanding, we fall back on the habits that served us before we’d gained it. This could become an obstacle for you this month Libra.

It is difficult to step into mastery and success – whatever that means to you – from a place of being stuck in some aspect of our past. So pay attention to whether you’re responding or reacting, and don’t let old habits get in the way of you fully committing to the life you want, or have built for yourself.

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