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Fortnightly horoscope: A tarot reading from September 16 to September 30, 2020

Read on for some guidance from the stars.

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’re 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.

Fiery Mars is now in retrograde. It’s time for the warrior within us to remove his battle-scarred suit of armour and enjoy some much-needed downtime. However, when the soldier is off guard, the surprises can be deadly. Hopefully, by following the message for your sign; you’ll not only be able to take all unforeseen surprises in a manner that’s effective but also enjoy this much needed period of ‘downtime’.

Aries September horoscope 2020


Your ruling planet, Mars is in a fiery retrograde. However, for you, that’s a good thing, because it’s the time to retreat and take time to smell the roses. Life doesn’t always have to be a battlefield, and not everything needs to be competition just for the sake of it. Even the mightiest of warrior needs a period of rest so that they can heal and recover.

This is also the apt time to do something most of you aren’t a fan of – strategising. Sure, running with our impulses and living life on the edge is thrilling; however, the Universe has sent this retrograde to remind you to slow down and look before you leap. Though you may enjoy a good sprint, you wouldn’t want a tiny pebble to cause you to trip and fall. Today’s rest will empower you to attain tomorrow’s victory.

Taurus September horoscope 2020

Dear Taurus, The Universe wants you to ask yourself if this is the life you’re meant to be living? If it isn’t, then it’s time to introspect and reflect over your past choices and how you reacted to their consequences. Personal responsibility is part of the lesson this fortnight, after all, wishes are like children – when they aren’t made mindfully, boons can become curses. Don’t worry, you have the power and the time to make the changes. You just have to believe in yourself.

If this is the life you’re meant to be living – bravo! The Universe is giving you a big high five! However, this just means that The Universe is about to take things up a notch by presenting opportunities to take things to a whole new level. Sure, you may not want to take them because you’re comfortable where you are. However, too much comfort can lead to one becoming complacent, thus opening doors to chaos. Even the best of lives need constant maintaining and upgrading so that we can thrive.

Gemini September horoscope 2020

‘Celebration’ is the theme of this fortnight for you, Gemini. The lesson here is to find something worth celebrating in every situation you’re experiencing on a daily basis – knowing you, you experience many within a single day. This is beyond just looking at silver linings. This is about finding the rose at the end of the throned stem that pierces you on your path.

Sure, the thorns hurt us and cause us to bleed, but we would have ignored the beauty of the rose and would never appreciate or value it – deeming it as just another flower. By ‘celebrating’ the rose, you’re not only expressing gratitude to the universe, but you’re empowering yourself to be immune to the pain of the thorns – thus filling your life with beauty, and having the strength to deal with all hardships.

Cancer September horoscope 2020

There has been amazing growth for you in the recent past, Cancer. Consider this fortnight as your victory march for not only surviving all that you have had to deal with but to also for the knowledge that though the path ahead isn’t clear – you’ve learned and developed strength and techniques of coping – making you a better version of yourself.

While you’re at it, make sure you give thanks to all those who’ve been there for you. True, you do tend to mother the world and have everyone else’s back – however, upon reflection, you’ll find that you too have people who love and support you. Thank them with all your heart. They’ll always be there for you no matter what. Also thank those people who haven’t been there for you, for their absence will allow The Universe to send better people your way.

Leo September horoscope 2020

Personal responsibility is your mantra for this fortnight, Leo. This is an important time to understand that life is a reflection of our choices. Yes, you chose to be the person you are today. Accepting it and owning it is half the battle won. Now you have to see whether you like what’s reflecting back at you in the mirror.

Remember that turning a blind eye won’t solve anything. Though it can be scary, it’s incredibly rewarding to go on cathartic inner journeys and face the demons that haunt us – literal and metaphorical. Once you adopt the mantra of personal responsibility, you’ll gain a refreshing perspective on your past – enabling you to build a beautiful future while enjoying the present.

Virgo September horoscope 2020

Expand your horizons and allow yourself to grow, Virgo. Sure, at times life can get way too overwhelming with all the responsibilities (to yourself and to others) that weigh you down. However, the more you feel imprisoned by them, the more you’re just limiting your true potential. It’s important to learn to delegate so that you’re more at peace to look at the bigger picture.

Sure, no one can do things better than you, but what’s the point of doing everything yourself only to get burned out in the process? Asking for help won’t make you weaker – it’ll just allow you to achieve your goals successfully. Dreaming big doesn’t mean that there’ll be more work for you. It just means you’ll have more purpose in life, and will find great joy in pursuing it.

Libra September horoscope 2020


Being the boss might not make you the most popular, and it may make you make unpopular decisions. However, the Universe trusts that you’ll be able to handle those challenges in the most harmonious way possible over this fortnight. It’s important for you to learn how to establish your authority in a way that doesn’t stifle you.

There’s a big difference between being bossy and being authoritative – that is the respect gained from others, and their willingness to comply. You of all know the importance of earning respect versus demanding it. It’s important to understand that respect is not only a two-way street but also works on the internal and external. Only if you respect yourself (and act like you do), will others give you the respect that you deserve?

Scorpio September horoscope 2020

The fortnight brings with it fabulous new events, Scorpio. Remember, Mars is your ruling planet (along with Pluto), and both are in retrograde. Your world is now open to unexpected surprises that can only throw you off the balance if you’re not grounded and centred mentally and emotionally.

By allowing our cynicism to take charge, we dilute the blessings that are hidden within the opportunities that are presented before us. It’s also important that you pay special attention to your personal life this fortnight. The Universe wants you to offer the first olive branch wherever it’s needed. Holding onto past hurts only creates more toxicity within our lives. Detoxify your spirit by allowing yourself to make peace. It’s for the greater good.

Sagittarius September horoscope 2020

Sometimes, we fear boredom and ennui so much, that we take on more than we can chew in the hopes of not being trapped in an endless cycle of monotony. What does happen, is that we end up being trapped in an endless cycle of stress and chaos. Some of us tend to dysfunctionally thrive on it, but for most of us, it’s an unhealthy pattern that only saps us of our vitality and our joie-de-vivre.

It’s important for you to learn that excitement doesn’t need to be damaging. With a little thoughtful restraint, you can enjoy every moment without any burden – especially the burden of boredom. The trick is to remember that life is merely a game, and every moment, no matter how banal, has an element of fun that only you can find if you live in the moment with an open heart and an open mind.

Capricorn September horoscope 2020


This fortnight is all about the active practice of giving and receiving. Be it advice, gratitude, love, or even constructive feedback – The Universe wants you to express it all with an open mind and an open heart. Sometimes, we may not even get what we need. Sometimes we may also get things we didn’t ask for. However, things that come are way are secret blessings – because within them are important lessons that enable us to ascend in life.

Plus, when you’re on the giving end, it’s important to learn that intention is more important than the actual action itself. So even if you have to be the giver of bad news or tough love, make sure your intentions are clear and that you do it in a healthy manner. This way, not only unpleasant moments are avoided, but you might just discover what an effective communicator you are.

Aquarius September horoscope 2020


This is a great time for conflict resolution, Aquarius – a perfect time for you to choose a path of peace whenever you find yourself in the midst of conflict. Great understandings can only arrive when we walk a mile in another’s shoes. Sure, they may not fit, but the pinch will remind us everyone has their own unique journey – and thus deserves a fair compromise in the name of peace and harmony.

Progress can only occur during peaceful times. Though chaos can seem exciting and surprisingly productive – it’s only so in short spurts. In the longer run, chaos saps us of our energy, causing us to devolve instead into the kind of person we’re not too proud of. So, take a breather. Listen, pay attention to all that’s being said, and that which isn’t being said. You’ll not only learn a whole lot, but you’ll open yourself to connections in places and people you could have never imagined.

Pisces September horoscope 2020


Dear Pisces, how can we help those in our lives without helping ourselves? How can we give away everything we have when we have nothing to give? More importantly, what can we hope to receive if we always return empty-handed? Harsh questions, perhaps, but they’re important ones you must try to answer this fortnight.

Understand that when we’re unfulfilled by those we love, we’re essentially giving away our power. Upon doing so, we have nothing left for ourselves. Sure, it’s a truly romantic notion to give with an open heart. However, hearts that are too open are always stolen the first. Self Protection for you needs to be a virtue. Remember, you have the power! Your heart is precious – protect it well.

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

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