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Fortnightly horoscope: A tarot reading from July 15 to July 31, 2020

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.

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 19th, 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.

As Mercury’s mischievous retrograde comes to an end, we’ve moved out of the shadowy transformational realm of the eclipses. The following fortnight brings with it many blessings and messages of hope for you all.

Aries July 2020 horoscope

True power is to stand steadfast amidst all the major changes. That doesn’t mean you balk at them. To be steadfast allows you to keep yourself spiritually grounded while you navigate your way through the changes. These changes could be triggered through dramatic news or correspondences. Just remember that all changes lead to good in the long run.

Now is also the time to do away with all excesses. Ask yourself, “what are all the extra baggage I’m carrying within my life?” Make a list and find ways to discard them ASAP. This means emotional and spiritual baggage, as well as, physical baggage. This is the best time to just let go and breathe freely without anything blocking your joy.

Taurus July 2020 horoscope

The fortnight brings with it plenty of opportunities to shine, Taurus. However, it’s important to remember that opportunities aren’t lengthy visitors. Thus, it’s so vital that you grab on to them as they come by. Some will bring instant rewards, while some will bring delayed ones. Patience is the key that will unlock all.

This is also a time to practice the virtue of emotional detachment. You are the most practical sign of the zodiac, but there will be moments where your sentimentality (as much as you try to hide it), will get the better of you. Do not give into it. Honour it, but don’t allow yourself to dwell in it. Just breathe and remember that you’re stronger than the moment.

Gemini July 2020 horoscope

Mercury’s retrograde has ended, Gemini! Your planet is back on track, empowering you with the zesty pep you need to be functional. True, others may only see chaos where you go – but they don’t understand that amidst the chaos, your curious mind finds zen. Drama is what makes life fun – especially when it’s non-retrograde caused drama.

This is the perfect time to drop your cynicism and allow yourself to do a mind-body-soul. Appreciate the beauty all around you without expecting the other shoe to drop. Yes, there are things in life that don’t come with a downer. Believing in that can perhaps allow you to take a break from the madness going on in the world – opening you up to a world of possibilities where true magic not only exists – but it manifests!

Cancer July 2020 horoscope

Allow yourself to be silly, Cancer. There’s already too much going on in the world – why not lighten the world around you with your infectious humour. Though you own and honour your emotions, understand that there are people around you that need your humour and goodwill, for it’ll greatly benefit their state of mind. Bringing joy to others only allows more joy to manifest within our lives.

When we master the art of not taking ourselves too seriously, we’re no longer paralysed by any kind of fear whatsoever – especially the fear of making a fool of oneself. Fear is the demon that robs us of the power to live a free life. Know that The Universe has your back and that it will always protect and take care of you. So why not let your hair down and allow yourself to play the fool?

Leo July 2020 horoscope

Collaboration is key this fortnight, Leo. As dazzling you are on your own, even the mightiest of lions only thrive when they have a mighty pride they belong to. Big dreams only get fulfilled with there’s a power team to help us manifest them. Sharing ideas, along with tasks and responsibilities, not only lighten the load but also bring in bigger rewards and bounties than you could have imagined. Share the credit generously.

You have the big plans and the grand visions, but need others to handle the nitty-gritty of it all. There’s no point in doing all the work, only to have one’s precious energy being sapped out by the grind of little details. After all, nitpicking things does rob all the fun. So, share that with others who would be good at dealing with it – and actually take pleasure in doing so. Be the captain of your ship, and guide it to ports of abundant rewards.

Virgo July 2020 horoscope

Sometimes it’s so important to protect ourselves from the demands of others around you. Though you are the ‘sign of service’, and take great pride and pleasure in helping people out – there is a tendency of other’s taking advantage of that beautiful side of your personality, thus sapping you of your joy and energy. Saying no is not only good for you sometimes – it is essential!

There’s no need to feel guilty about drawing boundaries. Boundaries protect us from being injured –, especially in the heart. Not everyone needs our constant help and guidance. Your saying ‘no’ to someone could be their opportunity to learn self-sufficiency, while simultaneously teaching you the value of self-preservation. So go ahead – say ‘no’ – and choose the path of peace.

Libra July 2020 horoscope

Silence is powerful, Libra. Retreating doesn’t mean losing a battle. It means you’re allowing yourself time to recuperate and re-energise so that you can win the war. To go within is the ability to allow yourself to find what connects the outside world to your inner world – and then see how changes in the latter can manifest changes within the former.

This is a good time for you to work on cleansing and detoxifying your internal and external environment. Perhaps even be bold enough to cleanse social media friends and following lists. De-clutter your mind from the ‘friendly advice’ well-meaning peers and elders dump upon you that has no real consequence within your life. After all, the best advice comes from the divine intelligence within your soul. Silence helps it share its wisdom.

Scorpio July 2020 horoscope

Rare is it, that the same card returns for the sign, two fortnights in a row. However, for you Scorpio, the exact same card has repeated itself. It seems there’s still plenty of webs you’ve entangled yourself into, and are

stubbornly refusing to release and let go. Perhaps it’s time to ask yourself, “Why do I not want to let go?” After all, holding onto things not only prevent one’s growth – but it also prevents The Universe to shower one with blessings.

Remember, you have perhaps the strongest will in the entire zodiac. No one can match your intensity. So, why waste your plentiful energy on things, situations, and people that are holding you back from being the divinely powerful being that you are? No force is too great to keep you bound to misery unless you give it permission to do so. If you have, revoke it immediately. You have the right to do so!

Sagittarius July 2020 horoscope

Expect to see changes for the better manifest this fortnight, Sagittarius. Your sheer positive core of honesty will shine through and keep you afloat during these times – enabling you to navigate through the changes up ahead. When faced with conflicts and confusing forks in the road – always choose the path of peace, for it is the path that always rewards you well.

It’s important to understand that all time is cyclical. The linear division of past-present-future is just an illusion of our third dimension. Everything re-occurs within spiralling cycles, and thus whenever faced with difficult choices or situations – a good idea would be to reflect on the past when you faced anything similar. How you handled it and the results thereafter contain the answers you need.

Capricorn July 2020 horoscope

New ideas lead to new awakenings, Capricorn. However, beyond just keeping them in your beautiful mind, work on them and turn those ideas into reality. You have the sheer grit and the power to do so without even breaking a sweat. You’ll be surprised how much the world right now needs your brilliant innovations.

This is also a time to take on more responsibilities – especially those that involve wielding your own power and will. Life has become quite precarious and it needs you to take it by the reins, rather than just go along for the ride. You are a true leader, and leadership involves owning up to all responsibilities. Don’t worry – The Universe has blessed you with the strength and talent to handle it all gracefully.

Aquarius July 2020 horoscope

This is a powerful time for self-reflection Aquarius. True, nostalgia at times can colour our vision in dreamy rose-tinted shades of sepia. However, it’s important to re-examine past relationships, especially why they didn’t really work out. For in doing so, you shall discover important answers to your own personal growth and development.

Looking back can be scary, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. However, it’s only when we overcome those ego-driven fears, can we actually learn, grow, and evolve. Thus, we can also learn to forgive old mistakes made by us and others. Wounds that are deeply camouflaged may unearth, but with love, understanding, and forgiveness – those wounds will not only heal – but their scars will permanently disappear. Perhaps even on a karmic level.

Pisces July 2020 horoscope

The love that you have shared is eternal, and even though you feel you haven’t received it in return – know that The Universe is keeping tally of it, and will reward you abundantly when you least expect it. This is a reminder for you to remember the power of the heart and how the love you have within it can truly be transformational.

This is also a time for you to make choices that can lead to dramatic consequences in the short, as well as, long term. Do not be afraid of doing so – for your heart (when listened to without the chaos of the mind) will always guide you in the right direction. Take time to nourish and cherish that precious heart of yours. Only if you give it love, can it be strong enough to accept love from others and The Universe. Open it wide without fear.

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