Sassy and oh-so-smart, TarotGoddess's free daily TarotScopes combine the best of astrology with the wisdom of tarot. They're posted weekdays for your reading pleasure. (For additional insight, check out your rising sign as well as your sun sign.)

Thursday, June 29th

 

Nine of Pentacles. The Nine of Pentacles sends the message that sometimes our most sacred duty is to take pleasure in the physical world. After all, what's the point of working hard if you can't enjoy the fruits of your labors? Smell the roses, make love, and be joyful.
 

Eight of Cups. Have itchy feet? A stomach that's never quite satisfied with the plate set before you? That's understandable: today, you're craving more authenticity in your life -- whether that take the form of more satisfying relationships, more meaningful employment, or just finding a nearest and dearest to plain understand you as you really are, not what want you to be. You're ready to move onto a more substantive life.
 

Temperance. Have you been burning your candle too much on both ends? If so, today is the perfect time to recalibrate and rejuvinate. Do your best to find balance between the spiritual and the physical, the intellectual and the emotional. For now anyway, moderation is your BFF.
 

Eight of Pentacles. Hi ho! Hi ho! It's off to work you go. Today, your focus is on nose to the grindstone stuff. Go forth, meet those deadlines. Just make sure you get paid your fair worth for all your labor. If you're not getting the material recognition you'd like, time to finetune your skill set for the marketplace.
 
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The Hanged Man. You may be wanting to move forward, but life is throwing a big red light your way. Instead of gunning your engine, give into the portents of the time. Yes, it's frustrating, but sometimes surrendering to the powers-that-be is the best road to take. Trust us, there's a lesson here somewhere. Figure it out.
 

Judgement. Change can be frightening. But it can also be good: after puttering along on the local road, your life is about to move onto the express lane. Today, keep your eyes open for important news that may lead to big decisions. Whatever it is, it's necessary.
 

Five of Swords. Feeling paranoid? Sometimes discomfort with a situation is for a good reason. No one would blame you right now for arming yourself in case of attack. However, be careful not to go looking for trouble where none is to be found. Your challenge today: keep your eyes open but your arms down.
 

Queen of Pentacles. Mama Earth is calling. She's asking you to take stock of ways to create a more harmonious home. Whether your answer involves nurturing your family, redecorating your bedroom, planting a garden, or taking a luxurious bubble bath, it's time to plain do it. Your challenge today: Find ways to increase your peace.
 
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King of Cups. When the King of Cups appears, he's telling us to get real with our artistic dreams: what do you really *really* want? If there was ever a time to combine inspiration with the realities of the marketplace, today is it. Alternately, the King of Cups can symbolize someone who represents the highest balance of artistic integrity and worldly influence. They've made their way in the world. So can you. What can they teach you?
 

Wheel of Fortune. Sometimes we're in the driver's seat. Other times ... not so much. Today, the Wheel of Fortune suggests that the forces of Chance are guiding your car, not you. This loss of control can lead to feelings of anxiety and fear. Your challenge: trust in the ultimate generosity of the universe. In the long run, it's all meant to be—even it seems capricious right now.
 

Seven of Wands. All that hard word you've been doing may have felt like climbing to the top of a mountain. Now that you're up there, what a bummer to find the view less than felicitous. Good news: you do have the advantage in this situation. Bad news: first you have to deal with people who oppose your plans. You can do it!
 

Six of Pentacles. As the saying goes, sharing is caring. Today, find a way to share your goodness with the world. Whether this means donating resources to your favorite non-profit, or offering your talents to others, it's all the same: the cycle of life demands we give just as we've received. If you're concerned about having your generosity appreciated, rest assured. Whatever you put out will be gratefully received.