Horoscope Tarot Reading for the week of October 17, 2022

You don’t need to know the difference between a three-card and a Celtic cross to get the most out of a tarot card reading. All you need: your sun sign! Here’s what I do: shuffle my tarot deck and take out the cards in order from Aries to Pisces, plus a general card for everyone so you can get specific advice on your personality. Let’s go!


Property of Hearst

Do you own your space? Respect your limits? To defend oneself ? If the answer to any of these questions is “no”, then this is the week to answer them. The Knight of Swords brings us all a dose of bold power and the determination to put our own needs first. Sometimes you have to use your teeth and fight for what you deserve. Nothing worthwhile comes easy – know that and fight for what you want. You are more powerful than you think!


the ten swords tarot card, showing a hand holding ten golden pens

Property of Hearst

It’s time to go. The Ten of Swords does not hesitate to advise you that it is time to remove yourself from a situation, role, relationship or environment that has become negative, disturbing or totally toxic. Sometimes you just have to move on. This ~thing~ is not going to get better or change, and it probably will only get worse. Get out now. Save yourself more pain and heartache down the line.


the queen of cups tarot card, showing an outstretched hand holding a goblet of gold

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It’s time to treat yourself, Taurus! The Queen of Cups advises a week of hibernation, relaxation and self-care. Put yourself first and do what makes you feel good. Take time to relax and have fun. It’s not indulgence or frivolity – it’s what you need, emotionally and spiritually. We all have to take a little mental vacation from life sometimes – it’s hard out there! Treat yourself to a cozy moment.


the Hierophant tarot card, showing half of a woman's face next to a diamond

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You like to do your own thing, but this week you’re ready to contribute to a larger campaign or cause. The Hierophant talks about tradition, spirituality, authority, doing good, and the structures that support our community and society. You are attracted to something in this area and you want to play your part. Look for local groups and organizations, then introduce yourself. You have a lot to give.


four of swords tarot card

Property of Hearst

Take a break. Relax. Step back for a few days and don’t worry about what happens… everything will be there for you when you return, refreshed and invigorated. The Four of Swords is like a cosmic “sick note” giving you permission to take time and rest. If you don’t, you’ll only feel tired and stressed, and you won’t make good choices or have access to your creativity. Take care of yourself, Cancer. Take a break.


six of swords tarot card

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Have you felt on edge lately? There is a role, place, or situation that you are willing to say goodbye to so that you can move on to better things. Everything has a lifespan, and it just ended. You have to close the book, but in reality, the pages are already turning. Make this move. You are ready and it will not seem sad or difficult to you, because now is the right time.


the moon tarot card showing a hand holding a full moon

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A mystery swirls around you this week, Virgo, and you’ll need to exercise your famous brain to figure it out. The Moon is secret, shrouding important information in smoke and mirrors. Start asking questions. Don’t take the answers at face value, but dig deeper. This information is important to you and will change the decisions you make later. It’s time to play detective.


cups tarot card page

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The Page of Cups is an invitation to be playful, innocent, even childish. It’s time to travel, explore and seek new places to inspire you. It’s time to get creative. Do you remember what you loved doing the most when you were a kid? Reactivate that joy in a more adult-friendly way and bring it back into your world. The energy you will gain from this endeavor cannot be underestimated. You are a creative person at heart, so embrace it.


the judgment tarot card showing eyes circling a full moon

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A revival of sorts awaits you. It’s an intuitive revelation about who you really are, where you are, and what you want and need. Take this epiphany seriously. The judgment reveals that this is a major turning point. This insight can help you move forward on your true life path. Meditate, reflect, and then busy yourself acting on it.


the empress tarot card, showing a woman's face doubled over a diamond mirror

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The best things in life are free. It’s not just a song, it’s a truth. The Empress can sometimes indicate pregnancy, so I have to tell you! It is also a symbol of all the good things we can enjoy in our lives: family, friendships, love, passion, romance, home, nature, creativity. Fill your world with all the best things you already have access to. Notice and appreciate the love in your life and celebrate it.


the Emperor tarot card, showing half of a person's face in the sky with a diamond and a picture frame behind them

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Cap, you like to lead the way, and the Emperor puts you front and center again. The Emperor makes you feel strong, decisive, determined and confident. You want to shape your world to your liking; you want your program and goals addressed and prioritized. So go ahead, my friend. Go make those big decisions and tell others how it is. Go design your life. You have the power this week, so use it well!


the tarot card the page of swords, showing a hand holding a gold pen in front of a diamond

Property of Hearst

Decision making is usually not a problem for you because you are honest, assertive and confident. You don’t mind making up your mind; in fact, it comes easily. Not so much this week, though, as the swords page sees you blowing hot and cold on something. Look at it from all sides. Do not rush to make a final choice. Sleep on it. Make a list of pros and cons. Ask for advice. Give yourself the week to fully evaluate the options…but then make a choice.


the Six of Wands tarot card, showing six golden keys floating in the air next to five black and white cutout eyes

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You are exactly where you are meant to be, Pisces, and you should take a moment to celebrate all that you have accomplished. The Six of Wands is a card of celebration and victory, and it promises more to come if you continue to build on your successes. Go further, level up and expand your ambitions. You’re already good at what you do, and now it’s time to step up a gear.