Tarot Card of the Week: April 18, 2016 – April 24, 2016
Five of Wands
With Mars and Pluto both now retrograde, you may find that your competitive urges are not only being reawakened this week but also potentially misguided and misdirected.
These are both very passionate archetypes (with Pluto being the higher octave of Mars). But the stationary retrograde energy can force it inward, and as you know what goes in must always come out.
It can magnify their respective impulses: anger, aggression, impatience and combativeness (Mars) and power, control, intensity and forcefulness (Pluto).
It can see you fighting for the sake of fighting, acting without thinking, or ignoring repercussions. It can manifest as refusing to see another’s point of view or being so invested in your own that you fail to hear them out.
On the up side, these transits can increase your natural confidence and self-esteem. They can see you feeling invincible, to the extent that you’re willing to put yourself out there — letting nothing stand in your way. But on the downside they’re potentially careless and reckless — especially if you allow your ego to take charge.