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

Tuesday, October 24th

 

Four of Wands. What does home mean to you? Is it the physical structure where you live? Or is home best expressed in the presence of the people we most love? Whichever concept you prefer, today brings opportunities to put down roots where they're most desired. After all, there's no place like home.

 

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.
 

Four of Swords. Sometimes we're meant to forge ahead despite signs to the contrary. Other times, not so much. The appearance of the Four of Swords suggests that it's the latter, not the former, for you today. Right now, it's imperative for you to heal from whatever's been bothering your body and soul. Your mission: find balance by detaching from the everyday world.
 

Five of Wands. Hey, who's attacking you? It's all their fault, isn't it? Or could it be that you're responsible for fanning the flames of dissention? Perhaps there's something you've chosen to ignore. Your lesson today: just because you're invited to a melee doesn't mean you have to accept. If you refuse to be distracted by petty concerns, a bigger lesson awaits. Choose to be the No Drama Mama.
 
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The Magician. Alchemy is the art of creating gold from base metals—to spin straw into silk. Today will offer you the perfect opportunity to work this angle for all it's worth. Where can you take charge to transform your life? Claim your power! Alternately, you may be feeling a new awareness of your creativity as you get in touch with a higher purpose.
 

Seven of Pentacles. As the song goes, the waiting is the hardest part. And right now, that's where you're at with a long a-borning project. The waiting is the least fun of the cycle of creation—it requires trust that all will work out. The appearance of the Seven of Pentacles suggests you won't have to be patient for too much longer. In the meantime, find ways to nurture yourself. Refill the well.
 

The Emperor. Itching to take a leadership role in your life? Or not so sure? Today's appearance of The Emperor suggests you're more than capable of using power to further your goals. If this prospect makes your knees quiver, seek out an authority figure who can help you figure out what needs to be done. Ready or not, this is the perfect time to lord it over your domain.
 

Three of Wands. If you've been waiting impatiently to hear back from the world about a pet project, today should bring good news. Time to move onto the next stage of development! Nothing cooking in your life? Don't be afraid to take action with clear intent. The portents are positive.
 
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Nine of Wands. You've been working so hard for so long that by now you should have something to show for it. And you don't. At this stage of the game, you're so darn exhausted it's tempting to just chuck it all. But you'd be wrong. Take a break to nurse your wounds before continuing on. You'll get there. Success is closer than you think.
 

The Hierophant. You may feel that all eyes are upon you today—and you'd be right. However, instead of going into a paranoid hidey-hole, use this awareness to figure how you're coming off to the powers-that-be. Is your public persona supporting your worldly goals? If not, today will remind you that sometimes the best move is to follow the rules. You'll have other opportunities to rock the boat.
 

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.
 

King of Swords. Can't decide about an Important Life Issue? In the ongoing struggle between head and heart, the King of Swords says it's best to let the head win—for now. Take a step back to gain some distance. If you honestly don't know what to do, seek out an authority who won't sugarcoat their words to protect your feelings. What you need now is the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.