Weekly Tarotscope: The Most Brutal Retrograde Of The Year Brings Trouble


This week we are in the Mercury Retrograde Pre-Shadow, and we hit full Retrograde by Friday. To say this is a “brutal” time would be an understatement.

Basically, the pre-shadow phase is when the errors, tribulations, and miscommunications that tend to happen during Mercury retrograde are just beginning. But it gets even more interesting than that: What happens to you during the pre-shadow phase will shape the overall experience you’ll have during Mercury retrograde. And these experiences are essential to our growth and help us reach our greatest potential. These hard times can only make us stronger. But for now, it is going to be a difficult time that we have to work through.

Here is your weekly tarotscope to see what you should do to have the smoothest week possible:

Aries Tarotscope (March 21 – April 19)

Your card for the week: 5 of Wands – Ground breaking changes in how you relate to yourself and also to others are possible this week. 

Chaos, and conflict, and confusion … oh my! The 5 of Wands indicates you’ve been trying to work toward some type of goal but are being met with challenges that get in the way of your progress. Perhaps you feel as though your point of view is being challenged, or it could be you’re finding it difficult to work with a specific person. Either way, you’re being challenged this week to truly listen to others’ opinions. You might find that what initially seemed like criticism was actually constructive feedback that will help you in the long run.

Taurus Tarotscope (April 20 – May 20)

Your card for the week: 6 of Swords – You’re asking yourself what you want and also what is relevant.

This could be the week you finally release something that has been hanging over you for far too long. The 6 of Swords serves as a reminder that, although it may be difficult, sometimes we have no choice but to move on from a challenging situation. What have you been holding onto that has prevented you from creating a brighter future for yourself? Now is the time to let this go once and for all. This won’t be an easy task, but ultimately, it is the right thing to do.

Gemini Tarotscope (May 21 – June 20)

Your card for the week: 10 of Cups – If a second chance appears, you may get a different result this time.

Everything is coming up roses in your domestic world this week! The 10 of Cups is a very positive card, signifying a harmonious home life and successful relationships. You may end up spending more quality time than usual with your family, or it’s possible you see things blossom in matters of the heart. Take the time to look around you and give thanks to all the blessings you’re being showered with. It’s not very often we get to float on cloud nine, so enjoy every second of it!

Cancer Tarotscope (June 21 – July 22)

Your card for the week: Wheel of Fortune – Make no mistake, there’s a purpose behind everything that happens now.

The Wheel of Fortune reminds you this week that life is full of ups and down. If you’ve been going through a problematic time in your life, this card could signal an end to this difficult period. If you’ve been going through a prosperous period, things could soon return to normal. Don’t lament this change — it is a natural part of growth and a natural part of life. Every experience you have serves a purpose in your understanding of yourself and your situations. Let this card serve as a reminder to embrace the ebbs and flows of life.

Leo Tarotscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Your card for the week: 7 of Swords – Are you feeling you are in competition over something or someone?

You can run, but you can’t hide this week! The 7 of Swords acknowledges you may be trying to avoid or escape a situation you’re better off confronting head-on. Have you been putting off a tough conversation with a friend? Not yet ready to talk with your partner about where your relationship is headed? Are you letting professional tension build rather than dealing with it? Remember, dodging this issue won’t make it better. In fact, it could even make it worse. The time to deal with this matter is now.

Virgo Tarotscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Your card for the week: 7 of Cups –  Love and romance are back on the menu this week. And Mercury retrograde isn’t likely to stop you.

Have you felt like you’re juggling too many things at once? This week, the 7 of Cups recognizes you have many competing priorities, and while it’s noble to lend your energy to so many different things, it has proved impossible to give the right amount of attention to any one of them. As a result, one or more of those areas have suffered. Choice can be our friend, but it can also be our enemy. Now is the time to figure out where your time and energy is best spent.

Libra Tarotscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Your card for the week: Page of Pentacles – Love, partnership matters and most importantly, your ability to attract and be recognised, are all restored to their normal setting.

The Page of Pentacles represents enthusiasm for new beginnings and new ventures. This week, you are being encouraged to express your creative talents in some way. Have you been thinking about starting something but haven’t taken the first steps to get it off the ground? This card wants you to take those imaginative ideas you’ve been toying with and start working toward manifesting them. By remaining focused and applying a strong work ethic, you give yourself the ability to turn your dreams into a reality.

Scorpio Tarotscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Your card for the week: Ace of Pentacles – It’s time to take what you’ve learned from the past and now take action on it in the present. 

The Ace of Pentacles is signaling that an abundance of new opportunities in your material world are emerging for you this week. Have you been feeling stalled in your career? Has an investment not paid off the way you thought it would? Have you been unable to make money from an idea you had? That could all change now! Keep your eyes and ears peeled as a new beginning in any of these areas could be just around the corner. Whether you decide to take advantage of them is up to you, but they will be there for the taking.

Sagittarius Tarotscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Your card for the week: The Hermit – Now, take what you have reconnected to, reshape it and move forward.

It’s time to take a break from your everyday life! The Hermit is indicating that you may have a need to withdraw and reflect this week. It could be that you’ve been immersed in many new experiences or spent much of your time recently socializing. Now it is necessary to go for a walk in the forest, take a long bath, book a weekend getaway, or anything else that helps you disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with your inner world. Recharging your spiritual batteries will help you reemerge with a renewed perspective.

Capricorn Tarotscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Your card for the week: 6 of Wands – What do you need to say that you have been putting off, Capricorn? 

Victory is yours this week! The 6 of Wands is a card of resolution and honor. It’s indicating that not only have you worked hard and achieved your goals, but you’re starting to gain recognition because of them. Have you gotten praise from higher ups at your company for your efforts on a project? Have you put a new health regime into place and others are taking notice? Soak it in. You may be inclined to brush off this kind of recognition, but now is not the time to bashful. It’s OK to be acknowledged for your achievements, so bask in this moment.

Aquarius Tarotscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Your card for the week: 5 of Cups – Grab opportunity when it arrives as if you hesitate, opportunity may move in another direction. 

The 5 of Cups indicates you’ve been allowing yourself to wade in a sea of regret and disappointment. While the pain you’re feeling is very real and shouldn’t be minimized, it isn’t a free pass to stay stuck in this mode forever. By choosing to focus on your perceived failures or mistakes, you can’t see the positive things right in front of you, nor can you move on toward greener pastures. There’s still hope, and it’s important this week that you find where that hope is and shift your attention to that.

Pisces Tarotscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Your card for the week: Knight of Wands – This is no time to be a wallflower or sit on the sidelines. 

The Knight of Wands is an impulsive card, indicating feelings of restlessness that can lead to turbulence in your life. This week, you’re being asked to look at a decision you’re facing and consider the consequences of acting in haste. You may have been ready to choose which path to take, but perhaps you should take a second look before you leap. This isn’t an easy thing to do when you’re excited about something, but this card serves as a reminder that a well-laid plan makes for long-term success.