Tarot card reader Sangeeta Krishnan steers you through these two months with predictions and advice
Although your future may seem dreadful and bleak, do not worry. There’s light at the end of the tunnel. A new beginning will take you out of the dead end. A heart-toheart with your partner will help you evaluate your relationship and step forth from the crossroads into a new direction. A major career change is on the cards next month. There’s a high possibility of an interesting offer from an unexpected source. At home, you will balance multiple responsibilities and play numerous roles to family and friends.
Tarot tip: Give yourself the power to say ‘No’ to commitments you are not ready for. By saying ‘yes’ while meaning ‘no’, you will only end up disappointing yourself and others. Gemstone: Blue sapphire Colour: Blue
At work, a crossroads presents itself. Each of the choices will take your career in a different direction, so weigh all your options before you take another step. There will be some petty gossip going around about you; it is important at this time not to get involved and take the moral high road. Identify the people involved and distance yourself from them. Travel is a possibility in the near future. The completion of a project is on the horizon. You may find yourself close to achieving an academic degree or certification.
Tarot tip: This is a good time to pursue a course or a skill to expand your career prospects. Gemstone: Cat’s eye Colour: White
Those of you who are single, there is wedding on the cards. Some of you will purchase a new home, while for others this is a time for a complete makeover of the home. There will be a good opportunity for you to move to a new city for work or studies. On the personal front, there will be turbulence—differences of opinion may cause rifts between you and someone close. Stress levels will run high and take their toll on your body: migraines, high blood pressure and other complaints will emerge.
Tarot tip: Allot some time to self-care: spend time at a spa, practise yoga, or take a walk in nature—whatever suits you best. Gemstone: Amethyst Colour: Violet
New ideas will strike and inspire you in the new year. It is as if the fog has suddenly cleared around you. Those embroiled in legal conflicts will see swift resolution. This is a wonderful time to enter into new contracts and invest in property and stocks and shares. The turn of the year marks the end of old patterns and the beginning of new ones. Those of you whose jobs involve communication will see incredible progress. Close friendships will blossom. Creative partnerships will prove to be fruitful. Creative endeavour will yield wonderful results.
Tarot tip: Often, the sum is greater than the parts. Teamwork will be satisfying and productive. Gemstone: Aquamarine Colour: Green
The beginning of this year will be marked by material hardships and financial difficulties. Also, there will be a mindset of ‘lack’ rather than ‘abundance’. Despite the hardships, try to focus on the bigger picture. It is important to hold on to your confidence and believe that victory will come eventually, and that this is only a temporary situation. On the personal level, you will encounter difficult confrontations with someone close. It is important to be objective and not let anyone trigger your self-sensitivity in such situations.
Tarot tip: Pick up a new skill or hobby— something you have considered but never ventured into before. Push beyond your comfort zone and surprise yourself. Gemstone: Carnelian Colour: Orange
The year 2018 will bring a surge of energy, spurring you into starting new projects and completing them successfully. Your commitment and dedication are admirable and will serve you well. You will experience many new things in the next two months. Family events will be at the forefront. Hold off on major investments and legal decisions until March. You will likely travel for pleasure next month. A deep personal revelation or epiphany will cause you to change your perception in a life-changing way.
Tarot tip: Ask yourself these questions and meditate: What do you truly want? What/who influences your thoughts and actions? The answers will bring you great insights. Gemstone: Garnet Colour: Maroon
You have a number of interesting avenues to explore, but all of them may not be successful. In your mind, you may appreciate the beauty of different options, but try to keep one foot on the ground. Consult a practical, older family friend. He/she will guide and help you identify the direction you must take and how to manifest your dreams into reality. On the health front, although there will be no major physical concern, you will feel depleted of energy and be unable to achieve as much as you would like to.
Tarot tip: Spend time close to nature, preferably near a lush forest; or indulge in some hobby like gardening. These will uplift your soul and bring your energy levels up. Gemstone: Emerald Colour: Emerald green
Work partnerships will lead to success. There will be an audit or appraisal at the workplace that will earn you recognition and accolades. Financially, there will be an influx of money from either a raise at work, or a return on a prior investment. You have immense room for growth and will be given the opportunity to take charge of a new project or a larger team. Be persistent in your efforts and you will be rewarded. On the personal front, you will find that you have more time for yourself than before. Instead of moping around and feeling lonely, seize this chance and make the most of it.
Tarot tip: Create a sanctuary in your home, balcony or garden to which you can retreat on a daily basis to meditate, read and rest. Gemstone: Citrine Colour: Yellow
An unexpected change of plan is likely to cause your well-planned projects to come to a halt. Re-evaluate your motives for the project—you will find yourself at a crossroads, unsure of the next steps. Allow yourself to feel inner stillness and contemplate on your next steps. You will come up with a creative solution when you least expect it. You will be called upon to play the role of mediator for a small conflict at home. Be calm and objective and refrain from taking sides. You have all the tools you need to resolve conflicts without hurting feelings.
Tarot tip: Practise forgiveness and resist the urge to judge people. This will lighten your mental baggage and free you of hatred. Gemstone: Rose quartz Colour: Pink
In the next few months, things will be laidback at work and you will have plenty of time to socialise. Many networking opportunities will arise and you will make fruitful connections, as well as reconnect with old acquaintances, which will prove to be beneficial to your work in the future. You will discover something about a close family member that will be difficult for you to accept. The cards advise you not to project your personal limitations on other people and to be respectful of the individual right to choose; this will help you handle this situation better.
Tarot tip: Seek out people with similar interests through a hobby, or a ‘meet up’ group. You will make meaningful connections this way. Gemstone: Agate Colour: Indigo
Those of you who work in creative fields or are involved in creative work will feel inspired to create with ease and joy. Those who travel, especially by road, must be careful. It could be the beginning of a creative project or venture. Your intuition will also guide you at this time, particularly when you meet new people. Honour your gut feeling before making any major decision. A financial windfall through a lottery or from an exceedingly good investment is on the cards.
Tarot tip: Your chaotic ways of working will not serve you for too long. It is time to put your thoughts in order. Clear unwanted clutter from your personal spaces by donating or recycling. Then chart your intentions and plans clearly and execute them. Gemstone: Turquoise Colour: Blue-green
You will be overscheduled and overworked. Soon you will start to avoid social engagements and shirk your duties towards friends and family. It’s time to balance your work and personal life. Put your phone away and do not check e-mails, or work after you step out of your workplace. Allot time in your calendar for family and friends every week. On the health front, ensure that you stay hydrated and avoid overindulging in junk food and sugar.
Tarot tip: It’s time to get rid of unwanted energies. This means letting go of things you no longer need or have not used in over three months. People who are toxic and petty should also be moved out of your trusted inner circle. Gemstone: Yellow sapphire Colour: Yellow
Sangeeta Krishnan is an experienced tarot reader and reiki healer. For more information visit her website, www.sangeetakrishnan.com