Tarotscope - June 2016
Welcome to the first edition of Tarotscope, my look at the month ahead broken down for each sun sign. Your sun sign is determined by your birth date, and each is associated with a card from the Major Arcana in the Tarot.* Below you can find the your sun sign, the associated Major Arcana, and two cards representing the month’s challenges and opportunities. Enjoy!
Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
Corresponding Major Arcana: Lovers
You’re searching for a fail-proof approach to a financial matter. The King of Pentacles shows difficulty establishing a solid long-term career plan. Don’t panic. The 5 of Pentacles suggests that this period of privation is only temporary. Don’t be afraid to seek advice from someone whose skills and career you admire.
Cancer (June 22 – July 23)
Corresponding Major Arcana: Chariot
You may have trouble feeling rooted this month. Instead of feeling like the sturdy pine in the Emperor, you might feel like a sapling about to be overturned by the next strong gail. Surround yourself with reminders with what makes you feel brave. The 9 of Wands reversed shows that you have the opportunity to prove yourself - not to someone else but to yourself. You are powerful..
Leo (July 24 – August 23)
Corresponding Major Arcana: Strength
The Ace of Swords shows a challenge in articulating your ideas this month. You know you’re on the verge of something inspiring, but you can’t quite say what it is. If you’re mindful, you’ll find the chance to figure it out and explain it to others in a way that makes them feel invested. (Take advantage of that Leo charm!) As an opportunity, the 3 of Wands reversed shows you getting the project firmly on its way.
Virgo (August 24 – September 23)
Corresponding Major Arcana: Hermit
If someone offends you this month, the 5 of Cups reversed suggests that you not take it too personally. And if you can’t help lingering over a yucky experience? It may be about your perception of yourself more than anything else. The Ace of Swords reversed shows an opportunity to overcome a mental block, such as writer’s block or an inability to communicate what you want right now, as a result of confronting these issues.
Libra (September 24 – October 23)
Corresponding Major Arcana: Justice
Ok, my fellow Libras, when things seem so abysmal, hang in there. The Sun reversed shows that this pessimism is easily remedied by the rich family and home life found in the 10 of Pentacles. Make a mantra for yourself to stay grounded in your home life when everything else seems to be going the exact opposite of what you envisioned.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
Corresponding Major Arcana: Death
The Knight of Cups reversed indicates that something has you moody and confused. Perhaps you’re feeling a spark of jealousy that you don’t want to acknowledge. The 5 of Cups reversed advises you to use this as an opportunity to dig deep and let go. There are better places to put your energy.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
Corresponding Major Arcana: Temperance
This month the 10 of Wands shows that you may feel downright exhausted and pulled in more directions than you can count thanks to the responsibilities you’ve taken on. The Knight of Swords warns against hasty, ill-chosen words that could do more harm than good. The energy that the Knight brings can carry you through this hectic period, though, as long as you direct it thoughtfully.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Corresponding Major Arcana: Devil
The 5 of Cups reversed suggests that you will be challenged to accept a disappointing situation. This may require some forgiveness that doesn’t necessarily come naturally to hard-headed Capricorns; however, the 3 of Staves shows that doing so will help you get a passion project more firmly established. Sometimes working through the uncomfortable is worth the growth.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)
Corresponding Major Arcana: Star
The Empress reversed shows Aquarius feeling out of touch with her deepest, truest self. The Page of Pentacles reversed advises you to take the long view. If you haven’t felt fulfilled lately, identify what you want in the long term and actionable steps you can take towards that goal.
Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
Corresponding Major Arcana: Moon
The Queen of Pentacles often shows work/life imbalance. You may feel like you can’t get anything quite right because you’re trying to do too much. These feelings are not purposeless. In fact, the 10 of Swords points to the wisdom to be gained here. Take time to prioritize what really matters.
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Corresponding Major Arcana: Emperor
In the 8 of Pentacles, we see a challenge with career or educational pursuits. You’re having difficulty engaging this work in a particularly fruitful way. This month’s opportunity lies in overcoming obstacles put in place by an authority figure who wasn’t previously on your side. Although this may involve a frank conversation with that person, it’s likely that an opportunity will arise as a work around that person. Be careful not to burn bridges, though. This person isn’t the type to forgive and forget.
Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
Corresponding Major Arcana: Hierophant
The Ace of Cups reversed represents difficulty in creative pursuits or in starting a new relationship. The cause may be rooted in excess, the opposite of Temperance. Seek balance in your social life and alone time to reach more internal equilibrium.
*For a more detailed account of the relationship between the Tarot and astrology, check out Richard Palmer’s blog post on Biddy Tarot.