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January 09, 2017

Tarotscope 9th - 15th January 2017

This week's Tarotscope takes a look at what's ahead for you this year.

by Atanti Widyadhari, Columnist

Hi, Magdalene readers!
I hope everyone had a swell vacation week because I did! I took a break from Tarotscope for two editions because Christmas and the New Year holidays took place on the weekends. I've been enjoying the beach scene here, and it's been nice to sit down, have a coconut drink and watch the sunset by the beach.
Anyway, sorry for the vacation brag –  hahah.
Unlike our usual Tarotscope, this week we are going to see what the year 2017 has in store for you! I'll be drawing three cards to predict the year, and, hopefully, this can answer some of your questions. Please note that the prediction is for entertainment purpose only. So please don't take this too seriously! In the end, it's up to you whether you want to believe or take the appropriate steps. Let's get it on!

So what is 2017 vibe generally going to be like? Let's take a look at the three cards that I've drawn to give me a gist of the year. We have Three of Cups (Abundance), Ten of Disks (Wealth), and Prince of Disks. The key here is to focus on your goal, balance, and control yourself.

2017 is going to be an improvement from the deplorable 2016, particularly for those who are hard workers, or those whose New Year's resolution is to work harder. According to the Abundance card, all fog and blockages will be lifted by the Universe if you are ready to focus your time and energy into working on your goal. January particularly is a great month to kickstart your planning, btw. Put your 2017 goal into a spreadsheet and slowly track your steps. Here's a guideline to help you meet your goals, in case you're not sure how to do it properly. 
However, keeping your eyes on the prize won't be as easy since there will be a lot of temptation coming from every direction. With too many opportunities available, it will be difficult to reduce the noise and stay focused on one point. I'm not only talking about your career since it can also include your love, life, and social aspect. The Wealth card also mentions that the biggest temptation is the need to improve yourself through learning and networking. It will be a challenge to find your inner Zen because you are more likely to develop an interest in learning new skills, knowledge and proving a point, all at the same time.
So what's the take here? If 2016 is about realizing stuff, The Prince of Disks says that 2017 wants you to concentrate on control and balance. Calm your mental chatter and focus on the thing that matters the most. It's basically like going to a buffet and wanting to try EVERYTHING on the menu. But you only have one stomach, so you have to focus on the dish that will satisfy you the most, am I right? (personal experience, indeed) So calm yourself before you get your hands on anything. See if it’s worth your time, money or energy. If you're not sure, you can always sleep on it and decide the next day. Or maybe consult with an expert friend? That will help too!
Most importantly, don't rush into making any decision just because it sounds too good to be true. Wish you a very abundant and focused 2017, readers! Oh, and good luck! You'll need it. ;)
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Eight of Disks - Prudence
2017 for you should be like a walk in the park if you know how to differentiate reality from illusion. As your situation improves, your ability to tune out the shining, glimmering, splendid, temptation is weakening. You are easily impressed by success and life will eventually get too comfortable for you. For someone who thrives on challenges, you should keep an eye out, just in case life is trying to cheat you (again). Follow what your heart wants and avoid using fame, money, and success as your determining factor.
You should listen to:
How Far I’ll Go - Alessia Cara
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
The Sun
Be careful what you wish for, Aquarius! It seems like 2017 will be the year when all your craziest dreams can come true. You have a tendency to be too adventurous, so hold your breath and don't try to pursue everything at once. It's best to follow up on what you have started in 2016 and work your way through. Happy New Year!
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
Ten of Cups - Satiety
In 2017 you'll finally understand that you have the freedom to do anything and be anything. It feels so good to know that you can live without limits, but you still have to draw the line once in a while. Stay clear headed, and drive into the fog safely. Anything that runs on careless passion is not worth the time and the effort, trust me.
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Five of Cups - Disappointment
Although 2016 was pretty disappointing for you (and all of us), you got a few learnings that you can't wait to apply in 2017. Your New Year’s resolution planning is tight, and you are determined to do it right this time. Such enthusiastic spirit will be a waste if it's going to die off halfway, btw. So keep it up, Aries! Don't let your boredom defeats you!
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Three of Disks - Works
Dear Taurus, you're in luck! Out of the other 11 signs, you will be the only sign that can master the art of balancing the mind, soul, and body. You just need to add another X factor: optimism. 2016 hit you pretty hard, and you're unsure what 2017 will bring into your life. Don't worry about it! Believe that everything will fall into place for you.
Gemini (May 21 - Jun 21)
The Devil
If you haven't taken care of yourself properly in 2016, 2017 will feel like a curse to you. There might be health complications coming up, so start living healthy today. Your body is your temple – don't forget that. Get enough rest, practice mindful living, reduce your caffeine intake, and reduce the stress level by going home on time. Good luck!
Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22)
The Emperor
You shouldn't be afraid to dream big because you deserve to have it all. Life is a series of consequences and scenarios. If we're afraid to take the first step, we won't be able to unlock the next chapter. And that sucks. This year, you should make it your goal to say “yes” to the first step. Because just by trying, you are already one step ahead than most people.
Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)
Nine of Swords - Cruelty
In 2017 you'll learn to tone down your ego as you'll meet kind and humble people to learn from. At some point, you'll feel like you're losing yourself. But, actually, this is a process that you have to go through if you want to advance yourself. Take this experience as a privilege, Leo. Not many people are lucky enough to have someone else to guide them.
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)
Knight of Disks
Work your way to success, or work success your way? After a year of hard work, 2017 will open your eyes to what it feels like to be successful. But there will be a moment when you question its meaning. "Now what?" you’ll ask. Well, now you can enjoy the fruit of your hard work, Virgo. Don't feel guilty for being well-to-do. Happy slacking!
Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 23)
Ace of Cups
This year, you'll realize that you still have a long way to go before you can achieve your goal. It needs a lot of hard work and perseverance, but I see a bright future by the end of your journey. You're probably tired of waiting, Libra, but trust me, you're already more than halfway there. Trust your instinct and watch your every step. You go, girl!
Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 21)
Ace of Swords
You don't always fight for equality, but when you do, it's a matter of life and death. In 2017 you'll realize that there are things in 2016 that didn’t serve you any purpose, whether it's in love, career, or in life. Now is the year to fight the situation that you're stuck in and to fight for what you believe in. Because you deserve so much better, Scorpio. Let's hit it.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Three of Swords - Sorrow
Any failures that you experienced in 2016 is not for nothing, Sagittarius. To achieve your 2017 goal, you need to pay close attention to what has been stopping you since last year. Be careful not to repeat the same mistake or to move forward without a thorough planning. Don't be too scared, but don't be too reckless as well. You'll survive this.

Çanti is a free spirited tarot reader and astrology writer based in Bali. She founded Foxglove Tarot, an online tarot reading service for the spiritually curious. She uses Thoth Tarot to decode your weekly astrology findings and Bohemian Cats Tarot for her daily heart-to-heart session. Say “hi” to her on Facebook, Twitter, and her website