We're in the penultimate week of January and it seems the main theme of this week's Tarot reading is the practical and the mundane. We're focusing on the physical aspects of life rather than the spiritual, emotional or mental which feels appropriate as the first signs of Spring begin to stir, paving the way for Spring cleaning, fertility and wellness.

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Page of Cups

Pleasant surprises are coming your way and your creative juices are flowing like never before. Anything seems possible, but don't let yourself feel disappointed at the first roadblock that comes your way. The key here is to go with the flow and not to force anything.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Ten of Wands

You are feeling burdened by the things that are meant to excite you the most and you're in danger of becoming jaded and giving up. Remember to ask for help when you need it and delegate where possible, and keep in mind that you will be reaping the rewards of your hard work soon.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Seven of Pentacles (Reversed)

A lack of patience and certainly an inability to see the bigger picture are your main issues this week, Gemini, because you just want immediate gratification for your efforts. Sometimes success and abundance is slowly grown from carefully sown seeds, so be patient.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Nine of Wands

Even when things are getting hard and you feel like you're failing, you're determined to persevere because you know you can do what you set out to do. Enjoying the process is not always easy, but as long as you don't give up you'll find your success is guaranteed.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Eight of Swords (Reversed)

You are fighting with you inner critic right now, Leo, but you'll find that once you quit the negative self-talk there's nothing else holding you back from what you are trying to achieve. Be logical instead of critical, and realistic instead of pessimistic.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Ace of Pentaclesa

New opportunities for financial success are coming your way this week, or possibly even a new lease of life. Whether it's you or your wallet that's feeling healthier though, you want to share the wealth and use it to better your personal situation.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Three of Swords (Reversed)

You can be the person you want to be if you learn to forgive yourself for your mistakes and others for theirs. The past is the past and you mustn't judge yourself on your pain; it's time to let go, turn over a new leaf and make peace with your conscience.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Two of Pentacles (Reversed)

Practically speaking, you're a little disorganised in your life right now. Perhaps you are struggling to balance your finances, or else finding it hard to get everything done. Perhaps your health is getting in the way of life. Rest assured it won't last, just try not to put too much pressure on yourself.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Wheel of Fortune

Good fortune is well on the way for Sagittarius so enjoy it while it lasts. Life only brings us so many moments of luck, so it's important not to take these times for granted and to milk them for all that they're worth.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Eight of Pentacles (Reversed)

Hard work and dedication is commendable, but there is such a thing as working too hard. You're in danger of letting perfectionism get in the way of getting the job done and worrying about the details is likely to cause delays. Make sure you keep the big picture in mind at all times.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Temperance (Reversed)

We're all allowed to indulge every now and again, but too much excess (whether it's spending, partying or eating) and pretty soon the cracks are going to start to show. It might be time to find some kind of balance in your life now, Aquarius.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Page of Pentacles (Reversed)

A little more effort and commitment in whatever project you're hoping to complete wouldn't go amiss, Pisces. Opportunities for distraction and procrastination are aplenty, but you need to find a way to be more disciplined in your endeavours.


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