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By Sonia A. Ortiz

Every month I pick a tarot deck out of my collection and pick 12 cards from that correlate to each sign of the zodiac. This is #crushascope for January 2018.    

The year starts off with a Full Supermoon in Cancer. For all you Type-O Negative fans out there, this moon is appropriately called the Wolf Moon.

This full moon will affect us most around 9:25 pm EST on January 1st. The push pull between the Sun in Capricorn and the Moon in Cancer will force us to look at work life balance. Are you making enough time for your loved ones? A great opportunity presents itself about making room and setting boundaries for family and friends.


Start the year off right by getting out of your own head. You are your own worst critic, Capricorn. Don’t carry around misplaced guilt or bad memories around. If you must, talk things out with a closed one. Seek closure by writing out your thoughts and casting them off into the air or by the fire of a candle. Release the things that are not true and that haunt you. The new year is ready to provide you with amazing new memories.    


Only you will have the answers to your questions this month. You are not going crazy, your inner voice extra chatty this month. You connect with your subconscious more than ever so perhaps part of you is traveling back in time trying to advise you. You may want to pick up the tarot or some other sort of divination system to help you discern what these signs and coincidences are.


You start 2018 in a good place, getting what you want. All will start off really well for you and the course looks steady. You are in a great place physically and emotionally. Your stability will be beacon for those around you. Since you are starting the year off with your best foot forward, maintain that wholeness year round by keeping yourself in check. What are the boundaries you want to set up? Who do you want to keep close to you? What are the rules you want to live by?


Walk in 2018, appreciating all your accolades and accomplishments from 2017. Celebrate your work. Also, feel free to start making plans for 2018. Do not take on too much at once Aries. You have strong ambition but remember you are only one person. So think of practical ways to advance and build up your skill sets. You will also think of how to incorporate helpful folks to your cause so that you can see your plans through.


Victory is yours! You walk into the the new year a winner. You will have your I told you so moments when you find out you have been proven right all along. Expect people to come through with heartfelt apologies and wanting to make amends. It will be up to you whether or not you take them back. Remember starting the new year off right an in a sincere way with the people you want surrounding you is how you set yourself up for living your best life possible.


You start the year off knowing fully well how to not let anyone pull a fast one on you, Gemini. You will be able to catch a liar or discover a dramatic situation from a mile away. It is your duty to stay out of it. Unless someone asks for advice, watch your words for the next 4 weeks. You have great advice to offer and you will be privy to unwanted information that will weigh heavy on your conscience. Use your intellect to navigate through that and come out a winner.


Your actions speak louder than words at the new year. The year starts off with a Full Moon, the Wolf Moon, in your sign. This sets the stage for you the rest of the year. What you need from your relationships will come to light. The urgency to have your loved ones close by will be prioritized.     


2018 may have a bit of a rocky start for you but how you handle this will set the tone for the year. Grace under pressure is your mantra for 2018 Leo. Present moment awareness after dealing with harsh news. Your moods may shift but find productive and helpful ways to manage your feelings. Perhaps take advantage of the new year by learning a new type of meditation or getting involved in a class. You want to find a meditative way to use up any bad energy. Perhaps a bath or a spritz will salt water from the neck down can also help cleanse those pent up emotions.  


Relationships take a major focus for you at the beginning of 2018. Whether it is love or friendship, know that your people, your loved ones will play a major factor for the rest of the year. You find love or take your relationship to the next level. For those of you who are more career focused, expect this month to lead to a promotion or better job opportunity. Creating a network of people is your forte. Your organizational skills and good attitude towards others will bring all the success you deserve.      


You have to make some tough decisions about who you choose to collaborate with. You have an open eye and will have better judgement about who shows up for you as a genuine person over who is not. Make sure you read over contracts and hold people to their word as they could become forgetful or try to swindle you. You become a walking lie detector for the new year. Once you know who is worth your time and true to you, you will be able to get some solid, prosperous work done.     


You are starting the new year by applying for work as well as taking every type of job opportunity that comes your way. You may be too busy to get out there and have some fun. The money you make at the start of the year should be placed in savings. Part of this is message for you in 2018 is to remember there are times for work and rest. You work hard now so that you treat yourself to an amazing vacation or some sort of major investment later.


Jump into the new year taking risks. 2018, promises success in endeavors that require you to be brave and go all in. It is great month to try new things. Perhaps learn about yourself more by stepping outside the box and meeting new folks. You may surprise yourself and make a new fulfilling connection in the process.

January’s  #crushascope was conjured up using the Golden Thread Tarot by Labyrinthos Academy.

About Sonia Ana Ortiz:
Sonia Ortiz is American made with Cuban parts. She has been reading tarot for 23 years. She is a Tarot Reader, Bruja, and Graphic Designer. She is the mother of #guapacat and #badgirlfrifri. You can follow her across social media @soniaotarot.