Tarot Advice for Venus in Scorpio

Did you know that each Major Arcana Tarot card has an astrological correlation? For some, it's a planet, and for others it's an astrological sign. Every week, we'll be taking a look at the major events happening in our changing sky, and sharing advice on making the most of them from the Tarot. This week, we take a look at Venus in Scorpio, a transit that puts the focus on relationships.

How intense Scorpio will affect the love planet this month:

Venus moves into Scorpio on December 4, until December 29, 2015 -- an intense place for the love planet to be in. Venus is sociable, friendly and affectionate, and Scorpio craves intimacy, digging and digging until they manage to form the deepest connection possible. We're not saying Venus is superficial, exactly, but compared to Scorpio? Venus is maybe a little superficial.

Most Venus transits put the emphasis on relationships, and when Venus is in Scorpio, it's not a time for lighthearted fun in love. It's a time to go beneath the surface, find the truth, and hold it up to the light of day. Think of this transit as a serious reality check for relationships, whether you want one or not.

The Death Card

The Death card always gets such a bad rap. We get it — it's scary. It has the Grim Reaper on it. In some decks, its name is "Transition," which is definitely more apt (and less terrifying). The theme of the Death/Transition card in the Advice position is freeing yourself from a past that no longer serves you, and proceeding toward the future. It is death, in a way — the death of a part of your life that isn't working.

While Venus is in Scorpio, take the Death card’s advice and do the work in relationships. Highlight areas that aren't working, see what can be done to make them work, and if nothing can, let them go. Don't let fear, nostalgia or loyalty to hold you back. And if you find yourself going through a rough patch, remember this, also from the card's meaning: Be willing to go through whatever it takes to get to where you really want to be — it will be worth it in the long run.

It will be worth it. Trust us.