Tarotscope July 2016

Welcome to July's edition of Tarotscope!

This look at the month ahead is 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 your sun sign, the associated Major Arcana, and two cards representing the month's challenges and opportunities. Enjoy!

This week's Tarotscope features the Radiant Rider Waite deck.

This week's Tarotscope features the Radiant Rider Waite deck.

Cancer (June 22 – July 23)

Corresponding Major Arcana: Chariot

With Judgment reversed, this month it may be tempting to give up some control over a difficult situation, but doing so would be a failure to own up to your responsibilities. Embrace your Cancer nature. Stay grounded in the sweet things of the 6 of Cups - family, loving relationships, small jewel-bright moments. They will fortify you to deal with the heavy tasks.


Leo (July 24 – August 23)

Corresponding Major Arcana: Strength

Temperance reversed shows a troubled relationship causing imbalance. As you may suspect, an unwelcome third party lies at the heart of this. The 3 of Cups reversed suggests that now is the time to clear the air so you can decide what's next.


Virgo (August 24 – September 23)

Corresponding Major Arcana: Hermit

The Queen of Wands shows difficulty maintaining the focus and stamina required for a long-term project to flourish. The Knight of Cups reversed suggests an opportunity to renew your enthusiasm and overcome some ways in which you've been undermining yourself with unhelpful attitudes.


Libra (September 24 – October 23)

Corresponding Major Arcana: Justice

The 8 of Wands suggests an important piece of news is slow in coming - very frustrating. The good news is you can use this time to reestablish some equilibrium at home. The 4 of Wands reversed shows that now's the time to get your family back in balance.


Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)

Corresponding Major Arcana: Death

Often the Queen of Cups represents an older woman, sometimes a maternal figure, who's out of balance emotionally. Consequently, she says and does uncharacteristically unkind things. If this is an ongoing problem, the Queen of Swords advises taking a step back to see how you may be overly critical of her situation. You can find a path to balanced communication.


Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

Corresponding Major Arcana: Temperance

Paranoia and defensiveness come with the 7 of Swords reversed. You may feel like you're seeing someone's true colors. The Fool reversed shows that you're learning important lessons. Hard as it is you'll carry this wisdom with you. 


Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

Corresponding Major Arcana: Devil

As a challenge, the Star reveals a lack of self-awareness when it comes to your goals and capabilities. The Chariot reversed suggests an opportunity will arise to overcome the stagnation. Take it! The momentum it provides will be invaluable.


Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)

Corresponding Major Arcana: Star

This month you may not feel appreciated like the victor in the 6 of Wands. The Knight of Cups reversed advises that you let it go so you can focus your emotional energy where it really matters. It's unlikely to go unnoticed.


Pisces (February 20 – March 20)

Corresponding Major Arcana: Moon

The Queen of Wands shows your drive is lagging in a long-term project. Take a moment to consider where you've been and what you have left to do. The 9 of Wands suggests this will help you identify what burdens you can lay down in order to accomplish your goal.


Aries (March 21 – April 20)

Corresponding Major Arcana: Emperor

With the 8 of Cups reversed, you're having trouble walking away from a situation that you know deep down no longer serves you. Doing so, though, will enable you to take advantage of an exciting new opportunity brought by the Page of Pentacles.


Taurus (April 21 – May 21)

Corresponding Major Arcana: Hierophant

The Tower shows a profoundly challenging event, such as a major break up or job loss. Out of this seeming disaster, though, comes a chance to set down some roots and find lasting stability in a place that can become home in the deepest sense.


Gemini (May 22 – June 21)

Corresponding Major Arcana: Lovers

The Wheel of Fortune reversed represents those times when outside forces seem to be working against us. If you're able to roll with the punches, the High Priestess shows there's some valuable knowledge to be gained.