Your week ahead (28 August – 3 September 2016)

Have a great week🙂

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Aries

The Hermit – being introspective – thinking things over, looking for answers within, needing to understand; searching – wanting the truth at all costs, desiring a new direction, needing more; receiving/giving guidance – going to or being a mentor, turning to or being a trusted teacher; seeking solitude – needing to be alone, desiring stillness, experiencing seclusion

Taurus

7 of Cups – indulging in wishful thinking – creating fantasies, building castles in the air, lacking focus and commitment; having many options – looking at a wide open field, getting to pick and choose, being offered many alternatives; falling into dissipation – letting everything go, being lazy, procrastinating, eating/drinking/partying to excess

Gemini

7 of Swords – running away – shirking responsibility, sneaking off, leaving; being a lone wolf – wanting independence, staying aloof, preferring solitude; choosing hidden dishonour – covering your tracks, lying or stealing, avoiding a shameful secret

Cancer

5 of Swords – acting in your own self-interest – thinking of your own needs, going for the win-lose result, gloating; experiencing discord – choosing to battle, creating ill will, feeling people are set against each other; witnessing open dishonour – losing your moral compass, sacrificing integrity, knowing of criminal activity

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Leo

Justice – respecting justice – seeking equality, trying to do what is right, insisting on fairness; assuming responsibility – settling old accounts and debts, admitting involvement, doing what has to be done; preparing for a decision – weighing all sides of an issue, setting a course for the future, balancing all factors; understanding cause and effect – seeing how you chose your situation, accepting the results you created, recognising the action of karma, knowing that what is makes sense

Virgo

Ace of Cups – using emotional force – getting in touch with your feelings, expressing deep feelings, empathising with others; developing intuition – going with your gut reaction, enhancing your psychic awareness, trusting your inner voice; experiencing intimacy – falling in love, getting close to someone, going to a deeper level; proceeding with love – expressing affection, giving to those in need, getting rid of negativity

Libra

The High Priestess – staying non-active – withdrawing from involvement, being receptive to influence, waiting patiently; accessing the unconscious – using your intuition, trusting your inner voice, being aware of a larger reality; seeing the potential – allowing development, opening to what could be; sensing the mystery – opening to the unknown, seeking what is concealed, looking beyond the obvious

Scorpio

4 of Swords – resting – taking a break, giving your body time to heal, taking life easy; contemplating – taking time alone to think, standing back from the situation, reviewing where you are; quietly preparing – making sure your base is secure, tying up loose ends, stabilising

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Sagittarius

4 of Wands – celebrating – rejoicing over an event, observing an anniversary or milestone or special time, enjoying well-deserved rewards; seeking freedom – breaking free of bonds, cutting loose, letting go of limitations; feeling excited – bubbling over with delight, feeling jubilant, being surprised

Capricorn

8 of Wands – taking quick action – making your move, putting plans into action, rushing into a new area; coming to a conclusion – closing out an activity, completing unfinished business, having all elements come together; receiving news – getting an important message, finding the missing puzzle piece, having a meaningful conversation

Aquarius

9 of Coins – being disciplined – exercising self-control, sticking to a programme, reining in impulses; relying on yourself – handling the situation alone, doing it all by yourself, wanting to be alone; pursuing refinement – achieving a comfortable lifestyle, being tactful and diplomatic, remembering to be gracious

Pisces

7 of Coins – assessing – evaluating the status, making sure you’re on course, finding out where you stand; reaping a reward – receiving payoffs, reaching a milestone, finally seeing some results; considering a direction change – pondering alternatives, thinking about change, standing at a crossroads

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The final few

I woke up on Sunday morning feeling totally exhausted. I skipped the gym.

I had a session with Pete on Monday morning but I was feeling so tired. I warmed up on the treadmill – I did a 1 km walk/run and then did some stretches.

Pete told me I’d be lifting some heavy weights but that he was going to mix things up. To prepare for the first set of exercises I did 10 reps on the chest press machine, using 4 bars. The first group of exercises consisted of six (yes, SIX) sets of the following:

  • Chest press x 6 (7 bars)
  • Abdominal scissors x 20 (in the first three sets)
  • Abdominal knee in/out x 20 (last three sets)

I had some water after the six sets and a short break. The next group of exercises consisted of the following:

  • Side step squats x 1 min
  • Mountain climbers x 1 min
  • Combined glute bridge/leg raise x 1 min
  • Combined Y T W x 1 min (from 1:59 in the video, but I did this resting on my knees)
  • Side step squats x 40 s
  • Mountain climbers x 40 s
  • Combined glute bridge/leg raise x 40 s
  • Combined Y T W x 40 s
  • Side step squats x 20 s
  • Mountain climbers x 20 s
  • Combined glute bridge/leg raise x 20 s
  • Combined Y T W x 20 s
  • No breaks!

For the combined glute bridge/leg raise, I stayed in the glute bridge position but would alternate lifting each leg. And for the Y T W, I did this resting on my knees – it works the back and deltoid muscles. After that, I had some water and a short break. To warm up for the next group of exercises, I did 10 reps on the lateral pulldown machine, using 4 bars. The next group of exercises consisted of six (yes, SIX) sets of the following:

  • Lateral pulldown x 6 (8 bars)
  • Side-bend crunches x 20 (first three sets)
  • Russian twists x 20 (last three sets)

Using 8 bars for the lateral pulldown was heavy – and I could feel a blister forming on my left hand. Thankfully my session was over apart from some stretches!

I didn’t do anything on Tuesday and had another session with Pete on Wednesday. My warmup was 3 minutes on the cross-trainer, which immediately told me that I was in for one hell of a session!

I did some stretches and moved on to the first group of exercises:

  • Combined glute bridge/leg raise x 16 (alternating 8 on each side)
  • Hip flexor stretch x 20 s on each side x 2
  • Crawl out/in x 5 (let the record show that I hate these)
  • Marching on the spot x 20 steps
  • Running on the spot x 40 steps
  • A skip x 20
  • Skaters x 10
  • Repeat

I had some water and a short break and then moved on to the next circuit:

  • Lateral burpees x 5
  • Combined plank/twist x 20 (alternating 10 on each side)
  • Jumping jacks x 30
  • Combined deadlift/shoulder press x 10 (10-lb weights)
  • Rest x 30 s
  • Repeat two more times

With the lateral burpees, instead of jumping up at the end of the burpee, I jumped to the side. I found the plank twist the hardest – from a plank position I had to raise one arm and look up, bring it back down again and do the same with the other arm. I really did think I was going to cry – my shoulders and abs were aching and I really wasn’t liking Pete very much at that point. I told him: ‘I’m hating this’. He replied that he could tell because I was usually kidding around or talking during the session but I barely said a word.

After a break, I moved on to the next group of exercises:

  • Goblet squat x 10 (15-lb weight)
  • Jump squat, step back x 5
  • Pushups x 15
  • Plank and reach x 20 (alternating 10 on each side)
  • Rest x 30 s
  • Repeat two more times

For the jump squat, I had to jump forward into a squat position and then walk back in a semi-squat position to the starting point. The plank and reach was a little easier than the plank and twist, but only marginally – from a plank position I had to raise one arm in from of me, bring it back down again and do the same with the other side. My shoulders were really tired after that.

After three sets of torture, I had some water and then Pete said to finish off I had to choose between 1 km on the cross-trainer or on the treadmill. I chose the cross-trainer – I thought it would be quicker and less painful. I was right (7 min 15 s).

I did some stretches after that and went home, still feeling quite miserable!

I didn’t work out again in the week or over the weekend.

Total distance covered this week? 1 km – and that was my warmup for my session with Pete!

Weight loss? Up and down!

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Your week ahead (21-27 August 2016)

Have a great week🙂

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Aries

The Hanged Man – letting go – accepting what is, ending the struggle, giving up control; reversing – turning the world around, seeing from a new angle, overturning old priorities; suspending action – giving up urgency, living in the moment, pausing to reflect; sacrificing – putting self-interest aside, putting others first, giving up for a higher cause

Taurus

8 of Swords – feeling restricted – feeling trapped by circumstances, experiencing few options, being fenced in by obstacles; feeling confused – being unsure which way to turn, not understanding what is happening, needing guidance and clarity; feeling powerless – doubting anything you do will help, looking for a white knight, avoiding responsibility

Gemini

7 of Wands – being aggressive – going after what you want, taking the offensive, making your point forcefully; being defiant – holding out against pressure, combating criticism, resisting authority; showing conviction – demonstrating strong character, knowing you are right, being firm

Cancer

Knight of Cups – finding a balance between being romantic/over-emotional – remembering special occasions/blowing hot and cold in affections; being imaginative/fanciful – spinning marvelous tales/having an overactive imagination; being sensitive/temperamental – responding deeply to life/getting melancholy and depressed; being refined/over-refined – being suave and gracious/getting overwhelmed by pressure; being introspective/introverted – seeking below the surface/being unable to relax around others

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Leo

The Hierophant – getting an education – pursuing knowledge, seeking a deeper meaning; having a belief system – identifying a world view, knowing where to put your faith; conforming – fitting in, doing what’s expected; identifying with a group – devoting energy to a group, feeling loyal to others

Virgo

4 of Swords – resting – taking a break, giving your body time to heal, taking life easy; contemplating – taking time alone to think, standing back from the situation, reviewing where you are; quietly preparing – making sure your base is secure, tying up loose ends, stabilising

Libra

Ace of Coins – using material force – working with the physical, improving the body/health, focusing on concrete results; prospering – having the means to reach a goal, seeing efforts rewarded, increasing assets; being practical – using common sense, being realistic, accepting the tools at hand; proceeding with trust – feeling safe and protected, having a support system, believing in the good faith of others

Scorpio

8 of Wands – taking quick action – making your move, putting plans into action, rushing into a new area; coming to a conclusion – closing out an activity, completing unfinished business, having all elements come together; receiving news – getting an important message, finding the missing puzzle piece, having a meaningful conversation

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Sagittarius

The Moon – feeling fear – lacking courage, being overcome by anxieties, feeling a nameless apprehension; believing illusions – deceiving yourself, experiencing distortions, chasing after a fantasy; stimulating the imagination – opening to fantasy, having vivid dreams or visions, plumbing the unconscious; feeling bewildered – losing direction and purpose, being easily distracted, feeling disoriented

Capricorn

The Tower – going through sudden change – experiencing upheaval, being in chaos; releasing – exploding, erupting in anger; falling down – suffering a blow to the ego, experiencing a crash; having a revelation – exposing what was hidden, seeing everything in a flash

Aquarius

Knight of Coins – finding a balance between being unwavering and stubborn – staying fixed to a chosen course and refusing to listen to reason; being cautious and unadventurous – checking/double-checking and being too conservative; being thorough and obsessive – being meticulous and being too picky; being realistic and pessimistic – predicting problems in advance and dooming a project from the start; being hard-working and grinding – being tireless and unflagging and forgetting life should be fun

Pisces

4 of Wands – celebrating – rejoicing over an event, observing an anniversary or milestone or special time, enjoying well-deserved rewards; seeking freedom – breaking free of bonds, cutting loose, letting go of limitations; feeling excited – bubbling over with delight, feeling jubilant, being surprised

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The final few

I didn’t go to the gym on Sunday because I was in Abu Dhabi for a wedding. I stayed up all night with a few friends, we went to breakfast at 8.30am and I didn’t get to bed until 10am. So I was shattered.

I had a session with Pete on Monday morning, which I probably should have cancelled because I really was in no state to do anything. My feet hurt and I felt so sluggish. I was so relieved when he told me my warmup would be an uphill walk on the treadmill instead of a 1 km run. Or perhaps he took one look at me and realised I might start crying if he told me to run! So, I did a 10-minute uphill walk, starting with a 1% incline and increasing it each minute until I was at a 10% incline. I did a few stretches and Pete told me I’d be lifting heavy weights in our session. The first superset consisted of:

  • Chest press x 12
  • Tricep pulldown x 12
  • Rest and repeat two more times

Instead of a proper rest after the three sets, I did an abs circuit:

  • Single leg lowering x 10 (alternating 5 on each side)
  • Metronome x 10 (alternating 5 on each side)
  • Crunches x 20
  • Scissors x 20
  • Russian twists x 20 (alternating 10 on each side)
  • Situps x 10
  • Crunches x 10

What a long abs circuit! I could really feel my abs as I was getting to the end of the circuit. I had some water and did the next superset:

  • Incline row x 12 (15-lb weights)
  • Seated low row x 12
  • Rest and repeat two more times

I repeated the same abs circuit as before (my abs were burning by this stage) and then had some water. The next group of exercises consisted of:

  • Leg extensions x 12
  • Romanian deadlifts x 12 (20-lb weights)
  • Rest and repeat two more times

I did another abs circuit (my abs were on fire at this point) and finished off with some stretches.

I woke up on Tuesday with really sore abs. I was also still exhausted after the weekend and decided to stay in bed and sleep.

I had a session with Pete on Wednesday morning. This time I did have to do a 1 km run as a warmup followed by some stretches. I didn’t do the usual stretching routine though – I did some very different ones:

  • Quad stretches x 10
  • Glute bridges x 10
  • Upper chest stretch x 10 (alternating 5 on each side)
  • Hip stretch x 10 (5 on each side)
  • Crawl out and in x 3

There were a couple of other stretches but I can’t remember them. I had some water and then did the following circuit:

  • Skaters x 10 (5 on each side)
  • Kettlebell swings x 20 (8-kg kettlebell)
  • Glute stretch x 8 (4 on each side) (very similar to tree pose)
  • Combined lunge/bent over row x 15 (10-lb weight)
  • Mountain climbers x 30
  • Quad roll x 10
  • Single shoulder press x 15 (3-kg weight)
  • Stretch x 4 (alternating 2 on each side)

Gosh, it was complicated! The quad roll started in child’s pose with my arms stretched in front of me – and I had to roll forward until I was almost in a plank position and then back again, ten times. The stretch at the end consisted of a routine of several different stretches, which I can’t remember! I did that circuit three times, with a 30-second break in between each set.

I then did a series of back and leg stretches followed by an abs circuit:

  • Side bend crunches x 20 (alternating 10 on each side)
  • Elbow to knee crunches x 10 on each side
  • Crunches with arms at my sides x 10
  • Reverse crunches x 10
  • Crunches with my arms straight above x 10
  • Crunches with my arms overhead x 10
  • Situps x 10
  • Crunches x 10

Thankfully I only had to do that once! I did some stretches after that and was done.

I didn’t work out again in the week or over the weekend.

Total distance covered this week? 1 km – and that was my warmup for my session with Pete!

Weight loss? I put on 1 kg while I was in Abu Dhabi! Thankfully I lost it as the week went on…

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Your week ahead (14-20 August 2016)

Have a great week🙂

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Aries

2 of Swords – blocking emotions – denying true feelings, hiding distress, maintaining your cool; avoiding the truth – refusing to look at facts, choosing not to know, ignoring the warning signs; being at a stalemate – staying stuck, refusing to decide, being unwilling to rock the boat

Taurus

Ace of Swords – using mental force – being objective, finding out the facts, analysing the situation; having fortitude – facing problems, finding the strength to overcome; seeking justice – righting a wrong, accepting responsibility, establishing the truth; proceeding with truth – cutting through confusion, being honest, having clear understanding

Gemini

10 of Swords – bottoming out – having nowhere to go but up, knowing it’s darkest before dawn, being at the lowest point; feeling like a victim – bemoaning your fate, seeing life as hostile, suffering from an attack; being a martyr – putting your own interests last, being self-deprecating, feeling like a doormat

Cancer

7 of Cups – indulging in wishful thinking – creating fantasies, building castles in the air, lacking focus and commitment; having many options – looking at a wide open field, getting to pick and choose, being offered many alternatives; falling into dissipation – letting everything go, being lazy, procrastinating, eating/drinking/partying to excess

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Leo

The Fool – beginning – entering a new phase, expanding horizons, beginning an adventure, heading into the unknown; being spontaneous – letting go of expectations, acting on impulse, surprising someone; having faith – staying open, feeling protected and loved, recapturing innocence; embracing folly – taking the ‘foolish’ path, being true to yourself, trusting your heart’s desire

Virgo

5 of Swords – acting in your own self-interest – thinking of your own needs, going for the win-lose result, gloating; experiencing discord – choosing to battle, creating ill will, feeling people are set against each other; witnessing open dishonour – losing your moral compass, sacrificing integrity, knowing of criminal activity

Libra

The High Priestess – staying non-active – withdrawing from involvement, being receptive to influence, waiting patiently; accessing the unconscious – using your intuition, trusting your inner voice, being aware of a larger reality; seeing the potential – allowing development, opening to what could be; sensing the mystery – opening to the unknown, seeking what is concealed, looking beyond the obvious

Scorpio

2 of Coins – juggling – coping with demands, having a lot of irons in the fire, keeping everything in balance; being flexible – going with the flow, seeing the possibilities, handling challenges; having fun – taking time to play, feeling in high spirits, seeing the humour in the situation

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Sagittarius

8 of Swords – feeling restricted – feeling trapped by circumstances, experiencing few options, being fenced in by obstacles; feeling confused – being unsure which way to turn, not understanding what is happening, needing guidance and clarity; feeling powerless – doubting anything you do will help, looking for a white knight, avoiding responsibility

Capricorn

7 of Swords – running away – shirking responsibility, sneaking off, leaving; being a lone wolf – wanting independence, staying aloof, preferring solitude; choosing hidden dishonour – covering your tracks, lying or stealing, avoiding a shameful secret

Aquarius

The Fountain (this card is unique to the Fountain Tarot deck) – oneness, a moment of cosmic clarity, fully ‘awake’, the end of seeking, enlightened being, surrender to that which you are, whole and perfect

Pisces

10 of Coins – enjoying affluence – feeling financially secure, having a good run of fortune, being free from money problems; seeking permanence – looking for a solution that will last, having an orderly family life, being concerned with the long term; following convention – being conservative, taking part in traditions, proceeding according to the rules

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The final few

I began the week with Week 4 Day 1 (again) of the 10k Runner app:

  • Warmup x 5 min
  • Run x 3 min
  • Walk x 2 min
  • Run x 4 min
  • Walk x 3 min
  • Run x 4 min
  • Walk x 3 min
  • Run x 3 min
  • Walk x 2 min
  • Cool down x 5 min

I was so tired after that and decided to skip the abs exercises.

I had a session with Pete on Monday morning. Instead of the usual 1 km on the treadmill, my warmup was 6 minutes on the cross-trainer:

  • Easy pace x 2 min
  • 8 km/h x 2 m
  • 9-10 km/h x 2 m

I did some stretches and Pete told me I’d be lifting heavy weights. I began with three sets of the first superset:

  • Romanian deadlift x 12 (20-lb weights)
  • Hamstring curl x 12

That was followed by an abs circuit:

  • Mountain climbers x 30
  • Toe touches x 30
  • Plank x 30 s

The second superset consisted of:

  • Lateral pulldown (underhand grip) x 12
  • Bicep curl x 12 (10-lb weights)

I did three sets of that and repeated the same abs circuit as before.

The next superset was:

  • Goblet squat x 12 (20-lb weight)
  • Leg extension x 12 (7 bars)

I did three sets of those two exercises – the leg extension was tougher than usual as Pete had increased the weights on the machine. The bars aren’t marked but I’d imagine they’re 5 kg each? I’m really not sure! After the superset, I did the same abs circuit as before.

I was surprised when Pete told me we were done after that! I did some stretches and went home.

My hamstrings were really sore on Tuesday, but I went to the gym and did Week 4 Day 2 of the 10k Runner app:

  • Warmup x 5 min
  • Run x 3 min
  • Walk x 2 min
  • Run x 5 min
  • Walk x 3 min
  • Run x 5 min
  • Walk x 3 min
  • Run x 3 min
  • Walk x 2 min
  • Cool down x 5 min

Phew! I managed it! I did one round of the abs circuit that Pete had told me to do: 10 hanging knee raises, 10 side bends on each side, 20 toe touches. I only did one set because I suddenly remembered that I wanted to do the 28-day ab challenge on the Blogilates site. I don’t expect to do them on the days I have sessions with Pete but I could easily incorporate them on the other days. So on Tuesday, I did the exercises for days 1 and 2: single straight leg stretch and criss-cross (aka bicycle crunches). I did 56 of each (28 on each side). I could really feel it in my abs.

I had another session with Pete on Wednesday morning. I warmed up with a 1 km walk/run on the treadmill:

  • Walk x 100 m
  • Run x 400 m
  • Walk x 100 m
  • Run x 400 m

I did some stretches, had some water and began the first circuit:

  • Tricep dips x 12
  • Shoulder front raise x 12 (3-kg weights)
  • Wood chopper x 10 on each side (10-lb weight)
  • Jumping jacks x 30
  • Repeat two more times, no breaks

For the second exercise, I began in the same position as if I were going to do bicep curls, but instead of pivoting from the elbow, I’d pivot from the shoulder moving my whole arm up and forward (does that make sense??). My arms were pretty tired after all those exercises… I also had a weird pain around my belly button which I’d noticed over the last few days but couldn’t figure out what it was. It seemed very sensitive whenever anything came into contact with the skin around it.

I had some water and a 1-minute rest. The next set was a Tabata set:

  • Shuttle runs x 20 s
  • Rest x 10 s
  • Farmer’s walk x 20 s (20-lb weights)
  • Rest x 10 s
  • Repeat for 4 minutes

I had some more water and moved on to the next group of exercises:

  • Incline single-leg pushups x 12
  • Curtsey lunges x 20 (alternating 10 on each side)
  • Hip rolls x 20 (alternating 10 on each side)
  • Cross trainer x 30 kcal

For the single-leg pushups, I leaned on the chest press so my body was at an angle, lifted up one leg and did 6 pushups and then swapped legs for the next 6 pushups. On the cross-trainer I had to burn 30 kcal, no matter how long it took – it took about 2.5 minutes each time.

After that I did some stretches and went home.

I woke up on Thursday and the area around my belly button was really sore – worse than the day before. I’d felt it getting worse the evening before and stupidly consulted Dr Google which freaked me out (hernia, appendicitis, all the worst things you can imagine). So instead of going to the gym, I went to the doctor. She told me I had an infection and gave me a prescription for a cream and some antibiotics. I asked her how it could have happened but she said that it was quite common. Really? In my 40+ years I’ve never had an infected belly button. The only thing I’ve done differently over the last couple of weeks was go swimming with the kids. Could that be it??

I didn’t work out again over the weekend – I was in Abu Dhabi at a friend’s wedding…

Total distance covered this week? 6.75 km (not including the warmups during my session with Pete).

Weight loss? Slowly moving in the right direction (I didn’t have scales over the weekend).

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Your week ahead (7-13 August 2016)

Hello from Abu Dhabi! Have a great week🙂

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Aries

The World – integrating – experiencing wholeness, combining, working in unison; accomplishing – realising your goals, seeing dreams come true, finding a beautiful solution; becoming involved – rendering a service, using a gift or talent, sharing what you have; feeling fulfilled – savouring the present, taking pleasure in life, enjoying peace of mind, counting your blessings

Taurus

6 of Swords – feeling the blues – just keeping your head above water, working to get through the day, feeling somewhat depressed; recovering – dealing with the effects of a trauma, beginning to get your health back, heading toward a more positive place; travelling – changing location, taking a trip, going on a journey, entering into a new frame of mind

Gemini

5 of Swords – acting in your own self-interest – thinking of your own needs, going for the win-lose result, gloating; experiencing discord – choosing to battle, creating ill will, feeling people are set against each other; witnessing open dishonour – losing your moral compass, sacrificing integrity, knowing of criminal activity

Cancer

3 of Cups – feeling exuberant – bursting with energy, being in the flow, dancing and singing; enjoying friendship – getting together with people you like, sharing, finding companions; valuing community – taking part in a support group, working together, discovering a common goal

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Leo

5 of Wands – disagreeing – quibbling over details, quarreling, arguing and bickering; experiencing competition – rising to the challenge, trying to outdo yourself, looking for a fight; experiencing hassles – getting annoyed by demands, needing to take care of details, being bothered by trivialities

Virgo

Judgement – making a judgement – having a day of reckoning, taking a stand, getting off the fence; feeling reborn – awakening to possibilities, making a fresh start, discovering joy; hearing a call – feeling drawn to a new direction, answering a need, recognising your true vocation; finding absolution – feeling cleansed and refreshed, atoning for past mistakes, feeling sins washed away

Libra

The Moon – feeling fear – lacking courage, being overcome by anxieties, feeling a nameless apprehension; believing illusions – deceiving yourself, experiencing distortions, chasing after a fantasy; stimulating the imagination – opening to fantasy, having vivid dreams or visions, plumbing the unconscious; feeling bewildered – losing direction and purpose, being easily distracted, feeling disoriented

Scorpio

Ace of Swords – using mental force – being objective, finding out the facts, analysing the situation; having fortitude – facing problems, finding the strength to overcome; seeking justice – righting a wrong, accepting responsibility, establishing the truth; proceeding with truth – cutting through confusion, being honest, having clear understanding

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Sagittarius

Ace of Wands – using creative force – inventing a better way, expressing yourself, allowing a talent to unfold; showing enthusiasm – feeling fired up and eager, creating an aura of excitement, giving 110%; having confidence – believing in yourself, having high self-esteem, knowing things will work out; proceeding with courage – being true to your beliefs, daring to take a stand, facing your fears

Capricorn

6 of Wands – triumphing – having your day in the sun, coming out on top, achieving success; receiving acclaim – earning applause, achieving recognition, getting a pat on the back; feeling pride – strutting your stuff, holding your head up high, having a high opinion of yourself

Aquarius

The Lovers – relating to others – feeling love, getting closer, making a connection; being sexual – making love, opening to another, feeling a physical attraction; establishing personal beliefs – figuring out where you stand, staying true to yourself, making up your own mind; determining values – facing an ethical or moral choice, finding out what you care about, struggling with temptation

Pisces

6 of Coins – be generous – you are either about to be the beneficiary or giver of something with value; share what you have – there is always someone who needs it; generosity does not have to have monetary value – it could be a listening ear, spiritual support, etc.; don’t be too proud to accept what is offered, if you are the intended recipient

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