What do the stars hold for you this fortnight?

The Tarot is the mirror of our soul. Each card reflects what’s not only going on within us but also, symbolises our divine connection to the forces of the Universe – those which we can see and those which we cannot. The images printed on the cards are symbols that contain the keys to unravel all the mysteries of our existence. However, these images have a life of their own, and thus, they change whenever the cards are shuffled. Every shuffle infuses them with magic. Every shuffle infuses us with magic.

The following are divinely guided messages from The Universe through the medium of the Tarot. Though divided through the twelve signs of the zodiac, the message is highly personalised for you. The same force that guided me to pull the cards is the very same force that’s guiding you to read the message. I encourage you to keep an open heart and an open mind – that way, you’ll be more receptive to magic, and find the guidance you need for the fortnight.

For those who aren’t familiar with their astrological chart, I would suggest reading the passage pertaining to their Sun Sign – i.e. the zodiac sign that the Sun was passing through at the time of your birth. For example, if you were born on August 19, the Sun was passing through the sign of Leo. Thus, you would find your divinely guided message under Leo.

For those who are familiar with their astrological chart, I would suggest reading the passage pertaining to their Sun Sign, their Moon Sign, and their Rising Sign – also known as the Ascendant or the ‘Lagna’. The combined message will be all the more powerful for your journey.

The drastically dramatic times we are experiencing on earth is a reflection of the drastically dramatic times in the heavens above. The cosmos is undergoing a major energetic shift and its effects are rippling over to our lives. However, this is all part of a great divine plan that is essential in our evolution. We may not see it now, but soon it will all make sense.

The upcoming fortnight finds us smack dab in the middle of Mercury’s retrograde that oscillates from whimsical mischief to powerful u-turns of fate. However, we have a powerful Lunar Eclipse falling on the auspicious night of Guru Purnima, bringing with it important spiritual lessons that will propel us towards evolution and ascension. The cards shall reveal these lessons.

Aries July 2020 horoscope

Sound the trumpets and charge full speed ahead for your goals. When most of the world is playing it safe, this is your chance to seize opportunities that other’s deem too risky. There may be many distractions that shall try their best to pull you in opposing directions. Know that only you are in charge, and only you have the power to choose your path.

You’ve come too far, and there’s really nothing to lose, but so much more to gain. Swiftness is the key, but remember, a tiny twig or loose pebble on the path can cause delays if not dealt with properly. Remember that you’re blessed by The Universe to achieve all you desire. Act now!

Taurus July 2020 horoscope

Your ruler Venus is now direct and shall be bringing numerous rewards for your patience. However, these aren’t the kind that you can sit back and enjoy. Think of them as seeds that need to be planted in order to yield an abundant harvest in the future. Gifts have no value if they can’t be invested.

Plan goals that are long term – even if they seem lofty at present, know that you shall be blessed with the ability to plan out the perfect path towards achieving them in a manner that’s steady and rewarding at various turns and corners. Don’t be limited by your fears; expand your horizons and aim as far as your eyes will allow you to see – especially your third eye.

Gemini July 2020 horoscope

While the world shivers with panic at Mercury’s retrograde, you have all the chances to shine bright and dazzle them all. You know how to dodge all the twisted curveballs fate can throw, leaving everyone else watching in awe as you nimbly make your way along your path. Don’t worry, they won’t know that your bravado is merely a shield to protect you from jealous eyes.

Remember that though there are others who cannot handle your radiance, your prime focus is to keep your eye on the prize. You’ve developed skills while others slumbered. You hustled while they cruised. Now’s your time to reap the rewards – just make sure to keep egos free from being bruised.

Cancer July 2020 horoscope

This is such a powerful time for you, Cancer. This is truly a moment for you to wear your lunar crown of pearls that came from the tears you’ve shed in the past. All that sorrow from the past has been watched by The Universe. Now it’s time that those tears be replaced with smiles that are deep and truly filled with gratitude.

Heavy is the head that wears such crowns, but you know you have a strong heart that will not only live up the responsibilities but fulfil them with joy. It’s okay to establish your authority for that’ll not only earn you respect from those around you but will bring surprising allies that will be wonderful sources of love and support. Rule with your heart – with love.

Leo July 2020 horoscope

To all the Leo’s who have been working deeply on their personal healing journey, the Universe blesses you with a chance to start life afresh on a loving note. Leaving all the ills of the past away now is your time to reveal the new you that’s blossomed from this alchemical healing journey and enjoy the overflow of abundance The Universe has in store for you.

For those who haven’t worked deeply on their personal healing journey, don’t worry, The Universe wants you to open your hearts and allow everything to pour out like a gushing river. Doing so will not only enrich your soul but will allow many new blessings to enter into your life. Never fear to express what your heart’s true desires. If you don’t, how will they manifest? Live for and with love.

Virgo July 2020 horoscope

We can never find happiness if we keep living in the past, Virgo. The more we try to do so, the more we set ourselves up for misery. Nostalgia clouds our minds, making us believe that things were better back then than they are now. Focusing on our past only robs us of the opportunities to walk with pride in the future.

Underneath your practical self beats a heart that you may think is fragile – but the truth is, it isn’t. It’s a heart that can turn a desert into a lush rainforest. However, that heart’s power can only be accessed if its energies are focused on filling each present moment with love, empowering you for a magnificent future. Each passing moment of looking into the past only delays the treasures awaiting you in the future.

Libra July 2020 horoscope

Venus’ direct path has now given you the perfect moment to do something you find most uncomfortable doing — make major life decisions. The key to doing so is to remember that the more time spent debating with yourself about it – the more confused you’ll get. You have to learn to trust your instinct and know that you’ll have the strength to follow through your decisions.

It’s time to grab your sword and cut off the things that are holding you back. Again, the more time spent debating about what should stay and go will only delay the upcoming blessings. If you listen to your heart without letting your mind that loves playing ‘devil’s advocate’ interfere with Chinese-whispers, you’ll discover how easy it is to be decisive. The less you worry, the more you’ll know that you’ve made the right decision.

Scorpio July 2020 horoscope

Ah, the tangled webs we weave. Sometimes even the craftiest spider gets trapped within its own creation. The upcoming eclipse shall be your time to reflect on your life and learn to make peace with it, Scorpio. Yes, it may be scary to face it, but it’s essential you do so. This is the perfect time to make amends, for doing so is essential to your moving forward.

The more you choose to repress your truth, the more you refuse to face the consequences – you’ll only delay your escape from the entanglements of the past. Forgiveness is the biggest key here – of yourself and of others. Remember, irrespective of who did what, this is the web you’ve weaved. This is the life you’ve lived. All the consequences are your responsibility. Facing them nobly will only set you free. Nothing makes the darkness go like the light.

Sagittarius July 2020 horoscope

Why are you plagued with so many diverting burdens, Sagittarius? How can you focus on a clear path ahead if your mind is being pulled in seven different directions, lured with promises of rewards that carry the same weight as a mirage? You’ve worked so hard and have done so well on your path so far – why let illusions confuse you? You know the importance of ‘the truth setting you free’.

Take a deep breath and ask yourself, ‘what is the truth of the present moment’. The answer you get once you listen with pure ears will dispel all fears and confusions. The more external opinions you seek, the more they’ll pull you down with their doubts. You have all the answers within your heart. The heart only speaks the truth – even when the mind lives in confusion. Listen to it and follow through.

Capricorn July 2020 horoscope

Painful realities can hurt us deeply, but facing them without fear can heal us completely. This isn’t the time to cower with fear, Capricorn. The more we avoid doing so, the more we are plagued and paralysed with fear. A heart only grows stronger once it’s healed from being broken. A muscle only gets stronger when it’s healed from being torn.

Though things may be crumbling around you, it is through ashes and ruins that new empires can rise. It won’t happen in a day, that’s for sure, but you can speed things up by moving forward instead of holding back. Within painful thoughts are deep spiritual truths that will keep bombarding you till you pay attention. Within them are divine secrets for success, joy, and power. Rise up – it’s high time you do so.

Aquarius July 2020 horoscope

Freedom comes when we learn to let go of old beliefs and values that are crumbling under the weight of our divine truth. Nothing is supposed to last forever. Imposing eternity only leads to one’s own dramatic downfall. Rather than fall and drown, take a deep swan dive and swim up to shore to start afresh. It’ll help rejuvenate your soul.

Everything is happening in accordance with divine order. The sooner you learn that the sooner you’ll be able to be free from all the shackles of sorrow. Your natural gift of emotional detachment (though others find it cold – they don’t know how it helps protect your gentle heart) to separate yourself from unnecessary chaos. Open your heart to the new. Opportunities await you there.

Pisces July 2020 horoscope

Life loses it’s magic when we’re stuck in what seems like an eternal vortex of ‘meh’. The things that could make our eyes sparkle with excitement now seem oh so blasé – especially when the chaotic world outside with its pandemics and riots, makes one question, “what’s it all for?”

Remember, the magic of the world never came from the outside. It came from your own heart and soul. It’s only you who has the power to fill enchantment and divinity into life. Drowning away sorrows in pools of escapism only provide temporary (and at times destructive) solutions. It may seem hard, but you have been blessed with the ability to make not only your life but the lives of those around you, something truly special. It’s not an easy task – but it is the most fulfilling. Beads of sweat that drop during labours of love become diamonds and pearls. Work your magic!

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India

Zorian Cross

Zorian Cross specialises in eastern and western schools of mysticism and philosophy, and over the past 15 years, has established himself as a respected tarot reader, astrologer, numerologist, and psychic channel. Also a certified ashtanga/vinyasa yoga instructor and a multi-award-winning theatre artiste, Cross’ 2019 TEDX Talk focused on how the transformative power of pain, when channelled through art, can make the world a better place. Follow him on Instagram: @ajnajog