According to Hermetic thought, the pinnacle of personal evolution is the ability to subject — rather than be subject to — cosmic forces to your will; to manifest what you desire in spite of your circumstances. This concept of ‘manifestation’ has been popularized in modern times with a dangerous sort of ignorance that neglects to take into account that the true, evolved manifestor, the ‘Magician’ in Tarot and in Hermeticism, acquires their ability by rising above their narrow-minded, flesh-body dictated material concerns, and attuning themselves to the divine will of the universe, which at times might deny us something for a higher purpose. The Magician flows with the universal consciousness and therefore desires only that which is in accord with its intentions. The recent idea of manifestation in the mainstream is focused entirely on earthly desires and as such can only serve as a portal to baser energies that forever might trap us in a cycle of greed and entitlement. Why am I telling you all this though?
At this end of year period you are being called to examine the merit and purpose of that which you wish to manifest in your own life. The goals, desires, dreams that you are working towards will be called to question by circumstances that will either validate them with support, or annihilate them through an event that may seem like treachery or a rug being pulled from underneath you at first, but which will serve as course correction, opening your eyes to brighter, spiritually more rewarding vistas. Be it through a person, an unfortunate series of events, or an unexpected blow, whatever ends in your life right now is ending a long period of intellectual erosion and misguided thinking. You better believe it.
There is an air of evolution about you at this time, and that evolution and accompanying sense of liberation is coming into your life like a breath of fresh air whether you like it or not. You’ll be shedding preconceived or socially-instructed ideas of what is desirable, or needed, in favour of a new way of life — one that is entirely your own and directly transmitted from the stars.
P.S. Due to time constraints I may not be able to post pictures of your card readings anytime soon. Please bear with.
Also, generalised tarot readings such as this, written for everyone under one Sun sign, present archetypal energies that may or may not play out for you, depending on your personal context. Therefore, if this message does not apply to you, I recommend checking out one’s Moon sign and Ascendant sign tarotscope as well (because the message you need just might be there or emerge as a combination instead).
To find out your Moon and Ascendant sign (the constellation that appeared on the eastern horizon at the moment you were born), you can visit https://horoscopes.astro-seek.com/free-astro-portrait-horoscope-by-date-of-birth