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Sassy and oh-so-smart, TarotGoddess's free daily TarotScopes combine the best of astrology with the wisdom of tarot. Weekend TarotScopes are posted by Friday night for your weekend reading pleasure. (For additional insight, check out your rising sign as well as your sun sign.)

Thursday, January 18th

 

The World. This is a great day for sending your fattest and juiciest projects out into the world. If things aren't going quite as planned, reach out to those who might be able to help. Alternately, look for experiences of grace from the great source that nourishes us all. You've reason to trust that the world can be a bountiful place.

 

Knight of Swords. What's been holding you back these days? Another person? A situation? A force of nature? Whatever it may be, this has got to end today—or else. Go forth and ask the right questions to gather the right information. Time to use your sword to cut through any confusion!

 

The Empress. The presence of the Empress suggests there's something long-aborning within you. It may be something physical, or it may be metaphorical. Either way, it's been incubating in you for some time, and it is sooo ready to be out in the world. Go forth, and be like the earth. Bloom!

 

Wheel of Fortune. Sometimes we're in the driver's seat. Other times ... not so much. Today, the Wheel of Fortune suggests that the forces of Chance are guiding your car, not you. This loss of control can lead to feelings of anxiety and fear. Your challenge: trust in the ultimate generosity of the universe. In the long run, it's all meant to be—even it seems capricious right now.

 
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Four of Swords. Sometimes we're meant to forge ahead despite signs to the contrary. Other times, not so much. The appearance of the Four of Swords suggests that it's the latter, not the former, for you today. Right now, it's imperative for you to heal from whatever's been bothering your body and soul. Your mission: find balance by detaching from the everyday world.

 

Nine of Wands. You've been working so hard for so long that by now you should have something to show for it. And you don't. At this stage of the game, you're so darn exhausted it's tempting to just chuck it all. But you'd be wrong. Take a break to nurse your wounds before continuing on. You'll get there. Success is closer than you think.

 

Two of Wands. That idea you've been mulling? Find a partner to help you kick it out of your brain and into the world. Today is the perfect time to begin a new venture or business. Oh, and don't be afraid to work really hard. Use perspiration to transform your inspiration into more than an idea.

 

Seven of Wands. All that hard work you've been doing may have felt like climbing to the top of a mountain. Now that you're up there, what a bummer to find the view less than felicitous. Good news: you do have the advantage in this situation. Bad news: first you have to deal with people who oppose your plans. You can do it!

 
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The High Priestess. Hungering for spiritual knowledge? Good news! Today is the perfect time to seek wisdom from deep sources. Take a course, read a book, find a teacher. Time to retreat and go deep.

 

Three of Pentacles. What big project could you accomplish if you had others to help you? The Three of Pentacles invites us to get real—and to get ambitious. Make a list of constructive, pragmatic steps that will take you from Point A to Z. Your task today: find helpers whose talents will help your dreams take on concrete form. After all, we can't do it all alone.

 

Six of Swords. Things aren't as bad as they seem. Really. Today, keep your eyes open for information to help you move beyond your current limitations. Is there a point of view you haven't considered? Or a class or book that might help you learn new skills? Alternately, a quick trip from home may help you gain some distance from whatever's been troubling you. Time to see the forest for the trees.

 

Queen of Cups. The Queen of Cups wants you to know that if there was ever a time to get all swoony over art, beauty, and love, that time is now. So, what are you waiting for? Go forth and spread the joy. Even better: find ways to nurture your nearest and dearest so they'll be swooning over you.