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Fortnightly horoscope: A tarot reading from October 1 to October 15, 2020

What do the stars hold for you tonight?

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. And so it goes for your October 2020 horoscope.

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.

October 2020 proves to be a powerful month that shall begin and end with a full moon. As Mars continues its fiery retrograde, October brings many surprising changes that can open up new doors filled with numerous possibilities. The first fortnight is to prepare ourselves, because Mercury shall turn retrograde on the thirteenth, thus reminding us to finish all that is pending. Here are the messages the cards have for you.

Aries October 2020 horoscope

This is a beautiful time for you to ground and stabilise yourself, Aries. Your ruler, Mars, continues its fiery retrograde, thus making it all the more important for you to take a step back and relax. Though you crave excitement, it’s important to appreciate the peace and harmony of the present. Perhaps take a moment to celebrate it even.

The mightiest tower is only built after careful planning and consideration. It only stands firm if the foundation is strong, and it remains mighty only if it’s built with love and care. Rest and relaxation are as important as burning the midnight oil. Only when we appreciate tranquillity will be able to make the most during rushed exciting times. Have some fun! You’ve earned it!

Taurus October 2020 horoscope

A gentle approach may prove much more effective than a harsh one. Though it may seem like you’re the one doing the lion’s share of the work, understand that everything is being watched and appreciated. Forcing others to respect you will only backfire. Thus, it’s important to be gentle with others, as well as, yourself.

Flies are drawn to honey more than they’re to vinegar. Thus it’s important for you to find healthy ways to vent your inner frustrations without taking it out on those around you. Maintain strong and well-defined boundaries that protect you without isolating your heart. It’s tricky, but with a loving heart, it can be done very effectively.

Gemini October 2020 horoscope

Though you may find your anxiousness peaking early due to Mercury’s upcoming retrograde, it’s important for you to understand that closing yourself off is not the solution. You thrive best when you’re ‘out there’ spreading your wings – the more you do so, the more your soul sings with bliss.

Do not let your fear paralyse you. Take a deep breath before you sprint ahead on the path before you. The more you open yourself to the world, the more opportunities The Universe will bring your way. All you have to do is be mindful enough to recognise and seize them. Flow like the wind and thrive to the fullest.

Cancer October 2020 horoscope

This is a beautiful time for you to start counting your blessings, Cancer. Actively keeping the practice of gratitude enables us to not only discover how abundantly we’re blessed within our life at present but will also open ourselves towards all the prosperity that The Universe has to offer. And trust me, it truly has a lot!

Know that you’re being looked after by your spirit guides and angels, who are not only protecting your from a lot but allowing you the space to grow and evolve. Thank them, and thank all those who’re in your life – even those who have harmed you. For they’ve all been integral in your personal and spiritual evolution. Gratitude is the key to all the treasures of The Universe.

Leo October 2020 horoscope

The time has come to take charge of your life actively. A little firmness – especially with yourself – will certainly go a long way. Just as long as it’s done fairly and with positive intentions. Take ownership of your life and all your actions – that responsibility will empower you to achieve so much more.

With a strong, focused, and mindful approach, nothing will seem impossible. You’ll be surprised by all the miracles you’re able to manifest just because of the fact that you’re owning yourself responsibly. Just be cautious that you aren’t too severe or controlling, for that can create prosperity blocks. It can be tricky to balance taking charge and being controlling, but as long as your heart is open and your intentions are pure, it’ll be a breeze.

Virgo October 2020 horoscope

Prioritising is your mantra this fortnight, Virgo. It’s important that you sit yourself down and start evaluating all that’s consuming your energy and start cutting off all the things that are keeping you away from achieving your personal and professional goals. Sometimes in our quest to help others, we stretch ourselves too thin, making it hard to focus on things that are important to us.

Saying ‘no’ will not make you a bad person. Drawing healthy boundaries is not selfish. No one will think less of you if you decide to put yourself first. Doing all that is healthy. Prioritising our life in an organised and effective manner will not only make us all the more ‘functional’, but it’s also an efficient way of living a happy and empowered life. Be good to yourself!

Libra October 2020 horoscope

Family is an important aspect for you this fortnight, Libra. This is an important time for you to not only heal old familial wounds, but also practice active forgiveness of others, and yourself. As empathetic as we are, sometimes even we forget to walk a mile in another’s shoes. Doing so can be the first step towards achieving liberation from past hurts and traumas.

Understand that we aren’t islands – we’re a response to the family we’re born into, as well as the family of our choosing. Beyond thick bonds of blood, we share a spiritual journey with these people that spans numerous lifetimes. Appreciating that journey may perhaps open new chapters of harmony and understanding.

Scorpio October 2020 horoscope

Mars’ retrograde coupled with Pluto’s can perhaps lead you to darker paths in life, as well as, within you. Do not be afraid. This is part of your healing journey that’s enabling you to excel in your own personal evolution. All you have to do is be patient with yourself through this journey.

Though things may not appear as what they seem, many illusions shall be broken too. Self-study and introspective evaluation will enable you to become stronger. Appreciating yourself and all the blessings within your life and expressing gratitude can have powerfully transformative effects. Have faith and trust that you’re in safe hands. For even after the darkest of dark nights, there is the promise of a new dawn full of opportunity.

Sagittarius October 2020 horoscope

What is it that you’re fighting for? Is it really worth the strife? What do you really value in life? How is pursuing it affecting you? These are questions that only you can answer, Sagittarius. Sometimes we get so caught up in the pursuit of accomplishment that we even forget why we even began in the first place.

Understand that life is so much more than a glorified sprint to the finish line. There’s so much we miss out on by perpetually wearing blinders for the sake of ‘winning’. Once we take them off and look around, we discover great beauty and joy around us. The goals will always be there, and they will be accomplished. But taking time to smell the roses will just make the journey all the more blissful.

Capricorn October 2020 horoscope

Speedy transformative moments are on the horizon, Capricorn. Saturn has turned direct, and all the delays and restrictions are being removed – allowing you to flow full speed ahead. This is a lovely time to thank yourself for being so patient, as well as thank those close to you for helping you through these times.

Now you can take mighty strides without any fear on the path ahead, as your ruler Saturn, brings you the delicious karmic fruit of all your efforts. Don’t be surprised if others can’t recognise you after a point – that’s how mighty your transformation has been. Take it in your stride as you march full speed ahead. Always remember that you’re blessed, and give thanks wholeheartedly.

Aquarius October 2020 horoscope

Allow yourself to be ambitious, Aquarius! This is a lovely time for you to start pursuing all that you’ve been putting off for a while. Do not be afraid of success – it is yours for the taking. Know that you deserve every bit of it, and never be afraid of asking for what you want. That’s the only way we’ll achieve things within our lives.

Don’t be surprised if things all of a sudden start taking off. Many of you may be struck with sudden bursts of inspiration or even ingenious ideas. This is how The Universe is communicating with you. Act upon them promptly and lovingly see them through fruition. Trust yourself – you’ll be surprised by all that you accomplish.

Pisces October 2020 horoscope

Running away might seem like the answer to all of life’s problems, but in doing so, we only complicate matters. In stressful times, dreaming of an escape can seem enticing. However, the more we chose the path of escapism, the more the past burdens suppress our spirit.

Understand, Dear Pisces, that it’s only through confronting all that bothers us can we find peace and closure. Confrontation can never be scary if we keep our hearts strong and pure. To achieve that we need to believe in our worth and value, and know that we reserve the right to be happy and at peace. You’ll be surprised how quickly conflicts can be resolved and how others are willing to be open to and accepting of your point of view.

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