Here are the Tarot-Scopes by Sun Sign for the month of March. For this feature, I am using traditional Western Sun signs of the zodiac, but if you’re curious what your Vedic Astrology Sun sign is, check out the Vedic Astrology Sun Signs page and compare. If your Vedic Sun sign is different than your traditional Western sign, you might even see how both of the energies listed below could apply to you – or perhaps one may be more prominent for you than the other.
Keep in mind that a single card pulled for a given sign will not represent everything you experience during the month. It is a significant theme of the month that you will probably see or relate to in one way or another. But it’s not the sum of the whole. It is, however, one important aspect or theme that the Tarot wants to bring to the attention of each Sun Sign.
This month, I am using the FairyTale Tarot deck by Karen Mahoney.
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ARIES: 3 of Swords
In this card, Aries, we can clearly see that there are thorns that come with the roses. And those thorns in life can indeed sting. Be aware that you may encounter something upsetting or heartbreaking that demands your attention – something you wish you could deny, but that you realize you can no longer avoid or ignore.
The 3 of Swords speaks of severance in one form or another. In whatever way that you might experience this difficult energy, Aries, it can make you feel injured, unappreciated, grief-stricken, or cut off from others. It can portray a situation that is completely unfair and very hurtful. To put such complexities into simple form – the fact is, the energy of this card hurts in whatever way it comes. There’s never an easy way to tell the tale of the 3 of Swords.
This month, ask yourself if the sacrifices you are making are truly valid. It’s true that 3 of Swords energy can be painful, but it is this very energy that brings you the awareness of a situation that you simply can’t ignore. Use this awareness to let go of what has been hurting you, and know that you deserve something better if you will allow that into your life when the time is right. The only way out of a difficult situation . . . is through. Try to use this energy for a transformation in your life.
TAURUS: 4 of Coins
This month may bring financial anxiety, whether such anxiety is actually warranted or not, Taurus. Regardless of what your personal financial situation is at this time, consider if your state of mind is in “poverty consciousness.” This is a situation where, even if you are okay financially, you tend to worry about losing what you’ve gained so far.
If you find yourself in this state of mind, the Four of Coins indicates that you will have enough. Don’t try to hold so tightly to your possessions to the point where you attain no pleasure from those material things. If you tend to be one who hoards everything, reconsider. Be willing to let go of what you really don’t need, and know that someone else could benefit from those things. Only by letting go at some level in your life can you ever expect to attract more into your life.
For some of you, you may encounter the 4 of Coins through the dreaded area of greed. Make sure this is not you. Value what you have, but don’t become obsessed with material things. Consider the value of both give and take. Is this aspect balanced in your life? Stability is there for you, even if you think the waters look bumpy around you. Trust this stability, and know that by not hanging on too tightly to one thing, you will be able to gain more of what you really want.
GEMINI: Wheel of Fortune
A season or a cycle in your life may be coming to an end, Gemini, with a new cycle beginning — one that you can welcome! You may receive some important news or information that has the potential to bring about a change for the better in your life.
You are encouraged to trust in the process of life. Go with the flow, and watch for doors of opportunity to open. Try not to get too stuck on plans. Lettings things go the way they will may bring you the best fortune.
Relax and let go of some of the “control” you may be trying to exert in your life or in a relationship. So much of our lives can be spent trying to steer the ship of our destiny and trying to control circumstances around us. Yet some things will be out of your direct control. Trust that what is happening is for a reason . . . to bring you to a better place and circumstance.
Fortunate influences surround you . . . so seize the opportunities that this season may bring to you. It seems that something “lucky” for you is just ahead. You will feel fortunate, protected, and happy with the results of something you’ve set in motion . . . or something that may just seem to just appear to you on its own. Remember that life includes cycles of both “ups” and “downs” . . . but you are entering an “up” cycle so if things have not been going your way, take heart for better times ahead!
CANCER: The Hanged Man
If you find yourself “stuck” about something, Cancer, the energy surrounding you now involves making some kind of a sacrifice that will assist you in getting “unstuck.” This may involve a change in direction or perspective, and sometimes this means that you have to just let go of something for now. Either you have to release control over something, or you have to let go of old beliefs and habits that have limited you or that have even sabotaged your best efforts.
The Hanged Man shows a willingness to release what is familiar in order to attain something new and better. In doing so, you are at an important turning point and time of transition where you’re ready to grow. In the meantime, you may need to wait for clear directions so that you don’t try to rush anything before it’s time . . . or so that you don’t interfere with something that needs to be handled by someone else.
Try to see things in a new and different light, Cancer. A very important lesson which the Hanged Man teaches is that we “control” by letting go . . . and we “win” by surrendering. You must learn to endure the frustration of not being “in control” for a while. And thus, you will be less inclined to do anything until the time is truly right. Even though you may have the choice to immediately act on something, sometimes you know it really is best to just wait things out. The Hanged Man reminds us that the best approach to a problem is not always the most obvious. Sometimes we have to look at a situation from a whole new perspective and see things in a new light. When we most want to force something to happen or make someone do what we want, that is when we should release and let go. When we most want to have our own way, that is when we should sacrifice. When we most want to act on something, that is when we should wait. The irony is that by making these moves which are contradictory to what we think we want . . . we end up finding what we really need or what we’re looking for.
LEO: Reversed High Priestess
Are you trying to act during a time in which you need to wait and be patient, Leo? Are you second-guessing your intuition? Try to find a measure of patience at this time, because you may be vulnerable or not yet be aware of something which could cause you to operate under deceiving notions or ideas.
The Reversed High Priestess explains that there is more to something (or someone) than meets the eye. Thus, don’t choose to ignore what you know deep down to be true. This is not a time to see only what you want to see. Let yourself look deeper to see the fact so that you can then accept the truth of a matter. And it may be that you’ll need a bit of time yet to discover some hidden truths, facts, or revelations before you can willingly trust something or someone that really doesn’t deserve your trust.
Consider what your intuition is trying to reveal so that you can avoid having to later ask yourself, “Why didn’t I listen to myself? I knew better!” Although the vision of hindsight is 20/20, foresight is a lot harder to pinpoint unless one really listens to the wisdom of their intuitive responses – and then heeds that inner advice!
VIRGO: The Hierophant
The Hierophant suggests that it’s a time for just taking care of business . . . tending to routine things, chores, errands, and the commitments you’ve made to others. This is not a time to be impulsive or rock that proverbial boat, Virgo. This energy focuses on conformity and fitting in with the crowd – even “facing into the background” so to speak. Now, this does not imply that you can’t ever do anything unique or something that makes you stand out and be noticed . . . but right now is probably not the best time for that. It’s a time for being conservative, playing by the rules, and displaying self-discipline. It is a time where you might be called upon to set a good example for someone else.
The Hierophant holds important keys for you, but it’s important to understand what they are and how to use them first. Allow time for the Universe to provide you some answers that you seek. Those answers — the keys — could be a doorway to more happiness for you in the future. This is a powerful blessing card, giving you all the grace you need to get on with your life or plans. The Hierophant indicates that blessings are being bestowed upon you, to prepare you for the future . . . so gracefully accept the situation or circumstance and go with the flow. In time, you will be able to unlock some new doors and will no longer feel that you must just sit on the sidelines and wait.
Tradition is also a part of the energy that surrounds you at this time. And because of the group or institution elements contained here, it can involve events or situations with schools, churches, family, or any other established and formal structure. The Hierophant can suggest a church wedding or anything that falls in traditionally accepted ways of society. It can also show that you or someone you know may be attending a particular church or taking on a certain responsibility out of a sense of obligation to do what is right. And now is a time when doing the right thing is the best way to proceed in any endeavor. Once again, the timing is just not right to “rock the boat.”
LIBRA: Reversed Justice
This month may bring about matters that are not fair – or at least, it all feels unfair to you, Libra. Reversed Justice is about conflict, problems, disharmony, unfair judgments and decisions . . . and generally an imbalance or some inequality for an issue of concern. It could be an imbalance on either an internal or an external level that you experience. Things can feel “out of your hands” for the time being. You might have to wait on the result of something before you find any sense of peace.
You may become aware of the need to confront a major life circumstance where issues of unfairness, inequality, injustice, poor teamwork, and a lack of cooperation are present. This could be within your own life where it’s more personal and immediate . . . or it could be in the world around you. This is a situation, however, that is likely being shown to you for a reason. You have a responsibility to tend to the problem at hand and do what is reasonably possible to resolve things. Whether you are being unfair to someone else or to yourself . . . or whether another is being unfair to you, you are dealing with a situation that seriously needs to be corrected.
In the same token, whether you are the victim of an injustice, the perpetrator of an injustice, or the witness of an injustice . . . your awareness and knowledge of the issue puts responsibility into your hands. If you don’t do anything at all, but just turn your back on it . . . then essentially, you have become another piece of the problem.
With Justice in reverse, a situation that you thought was settled and decided may suddenly come back to you without the resolutions you thought you had found. You believed you were finished with an issue, but instead, it returns unfinished. Perhaps you find yourself as a “victim” of circumstance . . . or you don’t feel that you are getting what you rightfully deserve.
SCORPIO: Ace of Swords
There is a feeling of triumph to this card, as intense energy flows into determination, ultimately leading to victory. The Ace of Swords can be seen as victory over problems that you may have been facing recently, signifying the end of a difficult phase. You can find victory during this month in the resolution of a personal problem . . . or you may find victory through the necessary severing of ties with someone in order to let new beginnings occur. “Strength in adversity” is a hallmark of this Ace . . . out of bad, something good emerges.
And the Ace of Swords, while it doesn’t promise that you’ll actually gain all the victories you want, is a card of tremendous raw potential. So it’s what you do with this energy that makes a difference. It’s an energy that has the potential to take you to successful conclusions as long as you do whatever work is asked of you to achieve a particular goal. Remember that good communication is important this month, too, so a careful yet powerful choosing of your words can get you more than it would otherwise. Use your communication skills to your advantage.
The Ace of Swords asks you to cut through all the layers of an issue to get to the truth and heart of the matter. Understanding comes to you by cutting through confusion and illusion and peeling away the layers of a situation to get to the core of the truth. You begin to think and communicate differently when you understand what you need to know. This card shows the beginning of change as well as the beginning of success.
SAGITTARIUS: 9 of Cups
A wish you have may come true for you, Sagittarius. Something and/or someone is sure to make you feel satisfied and content. Of course, do remember the old saying: “be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.” With that in mind, if you really want to take advantage of the positive energy surrounding you, just be aware of what it is that you truly desire . . . and the rest will take care of itself!
The Nine of Cups represents an energy of desires fulfilled, wishes granted, comfort, and happiness. It shows a situation of pleasure and satisfaction in getting what you want. When this wonderful energy makes itself known to you, welcome it with open arms . . . for there’s not much more to say or ask for as life will be treating you well.
Never forget that dreams really can come true!! This card reminds you of that. Sometimes the seemingly “impossible” turns out to be a real possibility or opportunity after all. So through this month, take a look at all the good stuff in your life. You might just be pleasantly surprised at all the wonderful blessings that come your way. And what a good feeling that is!!!
CAPRICORN: 3 of Wands
The Three of Wands suggests that your “ships are coming in.” It’s a card of potential opportunities and expanding horizons. It seems there is a solid beginning to new directions you seek . . . and even though there may still be much work to do . . . you are laying the necessary foundation for continued success and prosperity. You may encounter both accomplishment and challenge this month as you move on to the next phase of your developments, projects, or agendas.
There is reason for confidence, enthusiasm, and optimism as you put creative energy to work in making plans, brainstorming for new ideas and possibilities, exchanging ideas with others, and seeking opportunity to build on what you are striving for. This is also a card about teamwork and forming alliances. So if you are working on a job, project, or other endeavor, keep in mind that it’s a good time to consider accepting help from others. It’s not necessary to go it alone if your efforts can be enhanced by what others can contribute to the cause, whatever the “cause” may be for you on a personal level. If someone offers you help, take them up on it!
The Three of Wands can also be asking you to take the long view. Don’t react to the heat of the moment, but step back and reconsider. See how the present fits into the bigger picture. Dream beyond current limitations. Be willing to explore a situation further with full awareness of what you are doing, where you want to go, and what you intend to accomplish.
AQUARIUS: 7 of Swords
The Seven of Swords can signify some bad choices. This is a time to be extremely careful regarding transactions, purchases, or agreements that you engage in. If something sounds too good to be true, Aquarius, you would be best to assume that it is too good to be true and back away from it. The conman persona finds his opportunity with the Seven of Swords energy to use trickster methods against those who are the most gullible to fall for his sales pitch.
Someone might not be honest with you about something. There is a sense of sneakiness in this card . . . and it can mean that you lose out! So be careful and think twice before committing yourself to a particular transaction, especially when you already feel some reservations about it.
There may be a secret being kept at this time. Someone may be telling little “white lies” or trying to pull a fast one. Someone may be trying to take advantage of a loophole if they can find one . . . but this person will deny that he or she is doing any such thing. The Seven of Swords is an energy in which things are generally not what they seem to be. Be careful that someone does not take unfair advantage of you. Be careful, too, that you don’t let yourself buy into ideas or beliefs that have no solid truth supporting them. You can’t trust everything that you hear at this time.
PISCES: Knight of Cups
The overall atmosphere this month offers compassion and contentment – and even creativity that emerges from daydreams. It’s safe to open up your emotions, Pisces, and let others know what you’re feeling . . . and also invite feedback and response from others. Pay attention to what your intuition has to say and let it guide you.
The focus for you this month, Pisces, is on good friends, social connections, and opportunities to enjoy yourself. It can also be a time for you to think about branching out and trying something different in your life. At the very least, break your routine a bit and find a way to have some fun. The action of this Knight’s energy is about taking actions on what you feel. Listen to your emotions, and pay attention to what your heart and intuition are telling you.
You may find yourself more cheerful and optimistic as you engage in activities that are enjoyable. You may be laughing more . . . and laughter is very good medicine! With the change that the Knight of Cups brings, you might be considering a change of residence. Or a new kind of experience may move into your life — one that lifts your spirits, stirs your compassionate side, and changes your beliefs about what is possible. You may receive an invitation, opportunity, proposal, or an offer that you are delighted with. Listen to the whispers of your creative dreams, fantasies, or daydreams. In a swirl of new beginnings, you may find a way to draw these dreams closer to you. Make a wish, and then consider that the image of that wish is life’s way of urging you to make it come true.