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Third Quarter Scorpio Tarotscope

Scorpio moons are deep as all fuck! We’re diving deep into our glass cases of emotion to really see what’s keeping us from reaping the harvest from the seeds planted during that Capricorn new moon in January. A little work goes a long way right now, so be sure to take some time to really get into the nitty gritty of your reactions and feelings for some stellar personal insights, lovelies.


Aries – 9 of Cups reversed

[Camera Obscura – Honey in the Sun]

I wish my heart was cold / But it’s warmer than before / I wish my heart was as as cold as the morning dew / But it’s as warm as saxophone and honey in the sun for you

You don’t have to shut yourself down out of fear anymore, baby rams. Actually, the more you try to resist your feelings, the more they remain negatively present in your life. It’s kind of our mind’s way of tricking us into not letting go of someone, or a situation that’s been long dead. Emotional fulfillment can be yours if you can accept that you still care about someone regardless of how your relationship is now. You can send good thoughts and feelings from afar, it doesn’t mean you have to go and let anyone back in that you don’t want to. But maybe it’s time to let go of the pettiness and anger, because it’s holding you back from happiness in other areas of your life. Let if flow and watch yourself grow, Aries.


Taurus – The Tower reversed

[Rihanna – Never Ending]

Ghost in the mirror / I knew your face once / But now it’s unclear / And I can’t feel my body now / I separate from here and now

Your strength and weakness lies in your ability to ground yourself and stay put through thick and thin, little child of Venus. How many times are you going to repeat this cycle of self-loathing and shame before you let go of things that have been slowly killing you inside? Forget about everyone else’s expectations. Anyone that you should be concerned with will want you to be happy, regardless. You owe it to yourself to let whatever it is that’s been causing you anguish crumble. You don’t have to spread yourself thin keeping everyone else lifted up, and there is a valuable lesson in you allowing things to just be in their natural state without interfering in the process to project your own desires onto them. If someone wants to crumble and fall, let them. Move out of the way so you don’t get caught in their rubble. And if it’s you that wants to crumble, know that you were born with the strength to pick yourself back up and learn from your mistakes.


Gemini – 9 of Pentacles reversed

[Beulah – I’ll Be Your Lampshade]

Come on friend / There's poison in your veins / Come on friend / You know I feel the same / I hope you know you'll always be the life the party

Alright Gems, the sane recurring theme keeps popping up for y’all this entire moon cycle. Have you sat down to assess how you’re sacrificing your life through some misguided security via romance? Why are you keeping yourself rooted in shaky ground when you’re an air sign, you’re meant to be free and fly. What do you now value about yourself that you’d rather put on a mask and play pretend instead of recognizing the ways in which your heart needs to soar? It’s OK to change your mind about things, or to have moments of doubt and confusion. We all do. What isn’t OK is lying to others about how you feel because you’re worried they won’t understand. You’ve gotten anxious about sharing your feelings in the past, because you do like to please others. But once shit hits the fan and the truth comes out, people get angry and feel betrayed because they didn’t see it coming. That just makes you wanna hide yourself even more now, right? You gotta find the strength to be who you are, to face your fears and stop shutting down your mind. Your mind is a powerful device, and it can be your best friend or your worst enemy. The choice is yours, fleet footed Gemini.


Cancer – Ace of Wands reversed

[Camera Obscura – Books Written For Girls]

Now I think separation is okay  / 'Cause you're no star to guide me anyway  / You only wanted to me to play  / A fool / Play by your rules

You’re so close to moving on, crabbypatty. The invitation to get that new spark of creativity and motivation is all around you, waiting for you to reach out and take what’s yours. But you gotta let go of those who have hurt you. In whatever way that means for you. You don’t have to forget, or let them back in, especially if you don’t want to do so. But you do have to figure out how to not let the past haunt you and control your present, because it’s shaping your future. Maybe writing a letter of grievances and putting a candle to it will help you release some of those angsty feelios that still haunt you late at night. You don’t have to play by anyone else’s rules but your own, Cancer.


Leo – King of Swords

[Priests – Lelia 20]

You are a common thief in my worst dreams / You are a common thief / You're still using brawn to get the best of me

Chances are a lot of things have come around to stir your emotions the past few weeks, Leo. That’s what happens when eclipse season is hitting you up left and right. A lot of old ghosts and demons you didn’t even know were still residing in your heart have come out to play and see if they still get a rise out of you. This is your time to vanquish them once and for all. Be free.


Virgo – 10 of Pentacles reversed

[Marina and the Diamonds – Can’t Pin Me Down]

I am never gonna give you anything you expect / You think I'm like the others / Boy, you need to get your eyes checked, checked

Something is keeping you back from getting what you truly want, lil flower. If you’ve been putting off doing an audit of your life now is the time to do so. Where are you spending precious energy on what is not getting you towards a goal? Sometimes our foundation, our stability, our coping mechanisms, can be our greatest undoing when we’re not aware of what’s going on. So take some time to do an honest assessment. Don’t just tell yourself that you can fix it later. Just because you know you can doesn’t really mean that you should, does it? Think back to other times where you put in a lot of effort only to have shit hit the fan anyways. You can avoid these messes, we all know how much you hate a mess in everyone else’s life, it’s time to pay attention to yours.


Libra – Four of Swords reversed

[Sleater-Kinney – The Remainder]

You were the one / When the storm rolled in / The sky was grey like your heart / With no color at all / I don't know you like this / You're as reckless as wind / And I could not predict / Just the way this would end

When you’re less focused on running away from your issues, you’ll be able to spot red flags in others from a mile away. Take some time to rest and get that brain and cognitive functioning at a healthy level. You can’t run away from this forever, or keep adding band-aids on top of a gaping wound. It’s time to take responsibility for how much people disappoint you. Are you just choosing, or worse creating, situations you know will fail for the chance to play martyr? If that’s true, why? Why is it easier to live in turmoil than to be alone with your thoughts? In what ways in your life are you going a mile a minute so you don’t have the time to slow down and really see what’s going on? You owe it to yourself and your sanity to figure it out.


Scorpio – The Chariot

[Kehlani – Everything Is Yours]

I would give it all to make it all work / I wish I could say that you knew my worth / End of the day, you was my first / At the end of the day, you'll know you're worse

It’s time to move on, Scorpio. If you’re obsessing over a situation where the person is no longer present in your life, stop. Easier said than done, right? Take a look inward and figure out why you’re obsessing and how it relates to how you choose to process things. Strip it away, layer by layer, and get to the real root of the issue here. It’s really easy to focus on everyone else but yourself when your feelings are raw, but are you not responsible for how you feel? How you let those feelings affect you and those around you? It’s time to get moving to better horizons.


Sagittarius – Three of Cups

[Sleigh Bells – Run the Heart]

You don't know, you don't really wanna know / You don't know, you don't really wanna know / You take a heart, I can take out two / You take a heart, I can take out you /

Time to meet up with your friends, grab some drinks, and have a good time. Live it up, in a way that’s healthy. Don’t give in to gossiping and being a little shit stirrer, but genuinely connect with some babes you’ve been missing. Refill your creativity and love sponge with likeminded people and you’ll find that letting go of past friendship wounds is easier than you think. If you don't have anyone you can connect with like that, now's the time to start putting yourself out there again to find some connections. Just remember to be aware of what is pulling and pushing you when you connect. Now isn't the time to get back on your bullshit of yesteryear, so be sure you're not repeating some old patterns with a new circle, Saggo.


Capricorn – The Fool

[Fleetwood Mac - Dreams]

Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions / I keep my visions to myself, it's only me / Who wants to wrap around your dreams and, / Have you any dreams you'd like to sell?

You can’t be afraid to let people in, Cappers. Maybe someone in your line of vision could connect with you more deeply than you’ve ever allowed yourself to imagine. Being rejected is something you never forget, but what if you've found someone who would accept all of you? The only way for you to find out is to let go of your past hurts and trust that you’ll have the strength to catch yourself if you fall for someone who doesn’t have your best seagoat interests in mind. Yeah, it’s scary, but don’t you really wanna know if it’s the real deal?


Aquarius – Five of Wands reversed

[Camera Obscura – Forests & Sands]

Oh, it feels like none of this is real / I pretend that my heart and my head are well / But if the blood pumping through my veins could freeze like a river in Toronto, / Then I'd be pleased / You said I made you feel warm, said I made you feel warm inside

Don’t give up what makes you special just because someone with your affections wants it. It might be nice to feel like people are fighting over you, it’s certainly a decent distraction from pain, but has it ever really been worth it? Sometimes you just need to remove yourself from the drama and do your own thing in order to come back down to reality and actually feel like you’re living in your body again. You’re a weird lil alien and some people wanna put you in a jar and on their shelf like a trophy, don’t let that tempt you into quieting yourself down creatively. Retreat if you have to, but take some time to figure it out.


Pisces – Death reversed

[Rilo Kiley - August]

Someday we'll meet beyond the stars / And it'll be away from here / Someday we'll meet beyond the time and the bars / And it'll be away from here

Twin fish… for a sign that knows how much we’re all swimming around each other past, present, and future, it’s really hard to let go of those that shouldn’t be in your life anymore, isn’t it? You’ll meet again, it isn’t your duty to nail yourself to a cross for every soul you run across. The great thing about you is you have the potential to connect with anyone deeply. Just because you’re connected to someone right now doesn’t mean it has to be forever in this lifetime. Some lessons are temporary, they aren’t a cross to bear for eternity. Are you looking for a reason to feel down in the dumps and torture yourself? Everything dies, Pisces. That’s a reality we all face, so let it be. You care a lot, that compassion can be your highest high and lowest low. Trust people to figure it out without your training wheels, that’s the only way people can make change for themselves that lasts.

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