2019 for Cancer

Hi Cancer,

Happy New Year! For your 2019 tarotscope I pulled 13 cards, 12 that correspond to respective areas of human life represented as ‘houses’ in the typical astrological natal chart, and one that represents the overarching theme of 2019 for you. Given below is a diagram of a natal chart explaining the various houses so that you may have a better understanding of the cards I have pulled pertaining to each. Astrologers use this chart to divide the planets and constellations that appeared in the sky at the moment you were born in order to derive corresponding potentialities for your life in various areas. So, typically, this chart with the houses contains a map of the planets with their exact degrees as well as the zodiac constellations as they were placed starting from the one that was rising on the Eastern horizon. Please note that the house meanings given here are not an exhaustive list and therefore I may mention themes pertaining to houses that do not show up in this example graphic.  Given below the chart image is your reading for 2019! May it be a good one for you!

Your 2019 Tarotscope

Heirophant1st house matters: You have an auspicious card placed in your most important house which indicates that this year all your endeavours are in line with your spiritual interests, and you have the protection of good counsel from your mentors and guides (earthly or divine) which helps you make the right decisions. As long as you are living in accordance with a high-minded ideology, there is little you can do wrong. Prepare also for blessings to come your way.


fool2nd house matters: Curb your enthusiasm when it comes to expenses and expenditures, and also resist the urge to break the bank for a new adventure. This year such risks will only translate into disappointments. Some of you might not have the adequate funds to set forth on a daring venture, others of you could be struggling on account of past extravagances. Cease all foolhardy behaviour now!


death3rd house matters: There is a long overdue clearance or ending that lingers in 2019 for you. Perhaps you have unresolved issues to clear up with your siblings, or there is a communication link with someone that needs to break, or perhaps you have overstayed in a locality that just is not right for you, or may be there is a team you ought not to be a part of anymore. It seems as if you recognise the need to move on but the others or the circumstances involved will not let you. There could be a reason for this: For all parties to reach the same understanding as you you might have to wait till things get tired beyond repair.

lovers4th house matters: Taurus got the same card in this position, so perhaps your affairs are tied to one? Even if they aren’t it looks like you, like Taurus, are feeling disconnected with the family, community, or nation you once felt a belonging to. That which you once called ‘home’ (be it a structure, concept, or person) may no longer satisfy your higher-minded needs for spiritual growth and contentment. For Cancer, whose very soul purpose is to feel at one with the world and flow with life thusly, this is a cause for concern indeed. But this year, in this regard, is for taking stock of your changing desires,  where you stand ideologically, and getting guidance on where to go next. No sudden moves. But for some of you sadly a long-standing relationship might come to an end — the proceedings will go smoothly, and it will be for everyone’s greatest good.

Ace of Cups5th house matters: There is a breath of fresh air, or rather, the stirring of your numbed soul in the area of creative expression, romance, recreation, procreation, and ego-validating roles. The Ace of Cups is an indication that you can sense new beginnings in the air, and inspiration is everywhere. Even though the good things might take some time to materialise, this is an omen that a change is in the air, and that you shall feel a spring in your step in the wake of that promise. Also, some of you might find out you’re pregnant; some of you could meet someone who may become a romantic interest down the road.

7 of Swords6th house matters:  Sneaky tactics on your or the part of your enemies just won’t work this year. Play by the rules and everything will go smoothly, but default on your commitments, or try to get away with a misdemeanour you justify to yourself and you’ll find the karma police swooping down on you faster than you can say ‘Jack Robinson’! By the same token, mischief-makers will find it tougher than usual to get away with duping you, no lie will fly past you undetected ,nor will any creepy clause sneak its way into your legal contracts. This trend could also help someone to confess their crimes to you, or apologies for past transgressions could be made. When it comes to your health you might do better to bravely face the issues you need to work on, and try to minimise the ‘cheat days’ you take from your health routines. Some of you could catch ageing, or some malady, in its tracks and therefore get help just in time! And some of you could literally nab an employee or thief stealing from you!

Chariot7th house matters: The Chariot in its upright position is a marvellous card for progress, movement, and victory. Appearing here in the reverse for you it punctuates a trend that seems to be emerging from other houses of your chart as well, namely one of a change of heart, or a growing feeling of disconnect that sees you getting alienated or out of step with those you once jived and tangoed with quite well. With the god of the underworld, Pluto’s long transit through your house of significant others, collaborators, open enemies, foreigners, legal matters, public, and generally anyone you have to compromise with in order to function properly, the themes that are scheduled to emerge entail the need to balance power with love. With Pluto here sometimes love can become a power struggle, and sometimes, a power dynamic can mask itself as passion.  This year it seems as if any ‘ship’ (relationship, friendship, situationship) that hitherto kept moving forward (or perhaps trundling along?) now comes to a screeching halt…at least in your internal world. Something just does not feel right. Is it a balance that needs to be corrected, or is time to choose a new ‘ship’? Before you answer those questions for yourself, ask yourself how you contribute to situations that seem less than satisfactory lately. Are you paying heed to your higher calling? Finally, guard against needless stubbornness in the form of righteousness on your part when dealing with others.

knight-of-swords.jpg8th house matters: Don’t charge into places where angels fear to tread. This is not the right time to indulge your righteous rages, need for speed, or your ‘fight’ response to your fears. Letting your mind get ahead of you, or speaking out of turn could get you in trouble. At the same time, you could face some danger from those who reside in the social underbelly, mostly if you get into arguments or battles with them that involve a fight for the ‘right thing’. Avoid controversial discussions on touchy subjects like religion and politics with people who are not your friends. Also, your sense of timing may be slightly off in dealing with emergencies and urgent situations — don’t rush, don’t panic, and certainly don’t feel the need to ‘do’ something if there are others around to help.

justice9th house matters: Procedures and systems look to be working in your favour in areas involving higher education, ‘temples’ of expert knowledge, guides and mentors, publishing, broadcast, innovation and overseas expansion. You seem set to receive favourable assessments in the aforementioned areas which translates into some sort of victory for you. Some of you may also find yourself in a position or role where training or assessing others is involved. You could be called in to guide or provide your expertise in certain proceedings. With your ideology in the right place this year, you seem perfectly equipped to deal with any perplexing philosophical or spiritual conundrums.

3 of cups10th house matters: There is some disappointment in your house of social status, governmental dealings, work with large organisations and systems, and public image. As this is a card from the Cups suit of the tarot, and one that usually signifies the realisation of emotional ties, it seems as if that theme of disconnection in other areas of your life bring a sort of melancholy associated with a part of your identity. Not being able to identify with the people around you might impact your verve. This has less to do with affairs of this house than it has to do with you working through some big shifts relationships-wise. A few of you might just achieve fame of a sort in your world for quitting alcohol, drugs or some sort of indulgence you had come to be known for. Also, since you might be all about following some sort of strict code this year it could result in you exuding a stoic persona. For those of you whose relationship has hit the rocks, this could indicate that fact becoming public or difficult to keep hidden any longer.

6 of wands11th house matters: If you entered a competition, exam, or test of abilities, victory is yours! This is a wonderful card indeed as it heralds achievements of various sorts such as getting the contract you wanted, or the qualification you worked for, or the patent you sought. Given that ‘disconnect’ theme I keep harping on about for you, this card also presents blessings in the form of you finding a new group or soul family to feel a belonging. Whereas old relationships might have you feel lonely, new connections and friends are here to introduce you to an entirely way of relating and doing things! You could even meet a new partner or initiate fresh creative collaborations.

6 cups12th house matters: Emotional bonds, or plain nostalgia that kept you tied to a place, person or people are starting to dissolve in 2019. That theme is truly writ all over your chart! Even the places you retreated to, that once provided you sanctuary, no longer feel as good as they once did. Also, an old connection that once had a hold on you now no longer does. There can be some sadness associated with the melting away of associations that once felt a part of you, but there are enough new developments taking place in your world to overshadow that feeling with enthusiasm.

TemperanceOverall theme: You have Major Arcana cards in three of the four Cardinal houses, which represent the pivotal axes of your life, of your annual chart. With your sign and the sign of Capricorn that is opposite yours entering a cycle of eclipses this year it is no wonder that big changes are afoot in your life. Indeed, in Tarot, Major Arcana cards too signify overarching life themes playing out, stemming from spiritual lessons your soul was destined to take in this lifetime. Your overall theme card is of Major Arcana too. And in this position, with everything else that is going in your chart, it highlights a need for you to separate yourself from associations you may have for so long now lost yourself in. As a sign classified under the Water element, Cancer can be emotionally driven and, as water flows into other bodies of water, they can have issues with boundaries as they forget where they end and the other begins. Over-identifying with others, or merging into another to the point where you are diluting your needs and voice for the sake of keeping the connection will no longer do for you. This year, quite uncharacteristically for you, is not about keeping the peace, but doing what seems right and healthy for you.

Have a happy 2019 and see you next month with the regular monthly tarotscopes! 🙂


About Ma Megha

I'm the happy medium trying to find the happy medium!
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