Yes, folks. from whence I write this, I am imagining a large moon-bow, arching across the sky and into next week, landing upon yet another f*cking eclipse on the 4th of July. How is there 4th of July when there was really no easter, no graduations, no mother’s day, no Coachella, I really don’t know. But here we are. The only thing that really makes sense right now is that nothing needs to make sense. As I write this I am listening to the Dixie Chicks, soon to be known as The Chicks. They are dropping Dixie, because of the word’s association to slavery. Also, Disney is rebooting a ride themed with roots of racism, hollywood scripts are being rewritten, statues are falling…
We could sit here and argue about whether this is making a meaningful difference or a haphazard attempt at ally-ism, but to me the bottom line is, these are the shifts that these entities personally feel they need to make in this time of great change. And whether it accomplishes what they set out for it to do, whether it is enough for some or too much for others, whether it is erasing the past, rewriting the future, or whether it is just for show… they are following what they feel so called to do. I’m not mad at it.
The sky is shifting daily and so are we.
Why is this my preface to this weeks tarot~scopes? I don’t know, nothing makes sense. Lets get to it.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
IV The Emperor
Happy Birthday season to like, literally my favorite, like, astrological sign. My first child was born in this season so it has all the warm and fuzzies. And there is no one I know better than my child, even then, I haven’t even scratched the surface on his emotional depths and grit and intelligence. Like water, cancereans are boundless. Pour a glass of water on a surface and it will spread and spread and spread until it can’t spread no more. This is why Cancer needs the containment of their protective shell. This is why Cancer needs boundaries.
So, here, IV The Emperor steps up like big daddy, or mama, and sets up some boundaries. When Mama says no to what you want to do, believe me, what Mama really wants to say is yes. She wants to give you everything you need and want. So when mama says no, there is a reason and it is one of love and protection. Listen to the ways that life is telling you no. Where do you feel you are being blocked or contained. Ponder what’s behind that blockage, that rejection. Consider the possibility that for now it might be in your best interest.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Two of Swords
I want you to picture yourself at the crossroads of two seemingly similar, seemingly separate paths. I want you to trust that they ultimately lead to the same place: the place in which you are meant to go. But as much as they lead to the same place the journeys vary greatly. One may be longer, bumpier, more intriguing than the other. This makes the choice of what path to choose much more difficult, doesn’t it. And that is the Two of Swords energy. So when this card shows up, you start to recognize the crossroads you have arrived at. And this can be a tricky spot to be in. I always say that when faced with indecision, do not make a decision. Take a seat and let your feelings sink in. The best choice to make is the one that comes to you without a doubt and sometimes all that take is not trying to decide. Take a moment away from thinking it through and wait for your intuition and truth to kick in.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
XIX The Sun
I took last weekend off of Tarot. I didn’t finish readings I had set out to do, there was no tarot scopes, no live story. When we let people down, we want to blame it on something terrible, like my dog at my home work, or flat tires or bad moods. But really, a totally reasonable excuse is “I was having too much fun.” And I think anyone can understand and appreciate that. When was the last time you put your work to the side and just went outside and felt the sun on your face? I’m so happy to see this card here for Virgo because they’ve had some hard cards lately in tarot~scopes. Virgos are long overdue for some brightness and joy. This is your permission. Seek fun. There is no excuse not to.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
VII The Chariot
The river of life carves its way through your experiences. Sometimes it widens to a seemingly unmoving almost-lake-like flow, other times it rushes urgently, pulling you along at an alarming pace. You can dig your oar in and try to guide the way, but ultimately you are not the one moving this ship. Surrender and trust this ever moving journey. When VII The Chariot shows up we are reminded of the symbiotic relationship between feeling empowered and giving in to faith. Libras are good at balance, check in with where you need to let go and where you might want to give it a little push.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Five of Swords
I imagine that this is a hard card for a Scorpio to experience. I mean, its hard for anyone, but for a Scorpio whose sting can be quite potent, I’d imagine the energy to be quite toxic. The Five of Swords shows up as the loop of self-criticism you replay in your head each day. It can also be the the 45 minutes you took to draft a perfectly petty email response to a nasty email. The Five of Swords says, don’t engage in the negative, babes. Don’t send the email. Craft a more positive self-narrative. Be nice. Use the positive to deflect the negative. Is there another song you can sing? Another approach you can take? Can you kindle the fire in a more beautiful light? At the very least, be mindful of communication with others and yourself.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Seven of Cups
When COVID first struck we paired a hefty amount of fear with a shitload of romanticism. We circulated memes about the earth “Healing”, we celebrated tourist free beaches, empty highways and we all started gardens like Little House of the Prarie. These images made us feel better about the fact that people were dying and losing their way of life. Oh and we online shopped. a lot. Fast forward 60 days and my zucchinis have failed to fruit, because I didn’t take the time to read up on it. I just went with the notion that I was a farmer now in this new normal. Turns out the flowers have to be manually pollinated along with some other things that I totally did not do. But listen, theres no shame here. We sought the fantasy to soothe our heart.
And so this is the warning of the Seven of Cups. Do not be so swept up in the fantasy that you forget that as with even romance, theres a hard reality that we have to work with, because life is not this fictional tale we love to tell.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Know Justice. Know Peace. Capricorns seeking peace should be seeking balance right now in all aspects. Work/Home, Friends/Boundaries, Give/Take, Work/Play, Diet/Cravings, Exercise/Rest, Spirituality/Social Media. If one is out of balance, they are alllllll out of balance, because everything trickles down, everything ripples out. Take out those scales and take stock in all areas. Where do you feel the wheels are wobbly? Give that area some attention, tighten it up and make more peaceful and smooth a ride forward.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
10 of Wands
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Because I’ve probably said this before. The 10 of Wands speaks to the burden we’ve taken on and carry alone. It reminds me of when I go grocery shopping and come home and try to carry in three bags on each arm, straining my neck and back and causing a resentment that no one came out and helped me. When the truth is I didn’t ask for help and no one asked me to do that. This is the load I took on all on my own. The 10 of Wands shows up when the load is heavy. It suggests you to check in with where you can ask for help, what load you can let down. Ultimately, though, there are parts of this journey that you simply can’t let go, that no one can do for you. This might just be something you must carry through to completion.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Nine of Swords
They should really call this the Kelly-Card. Because I can’t sleep and I worry about everything. The Nine of Swords shows up as anxiety, heightened fears, concerns and insomnia. Dear Pisces, this card doesn’t create this experience, it simply acknowledges it. It also doesn’t cure this experience, but it promises that the only thing that eases these sensations is letting it work itself out and surrendering. It also points out that we tend to cling to our suffering. What fears and stressors might you be clinging to for dear life because you feel like it is serving you? And why do you think that is. A great starting place for releasing what scares you is acknowledging (at least to yourself) that you are scared.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Child of Pentacles
Theres that saying, what would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail? Lets go with what would you do if you knew it was okay to f*ck it up? In just about every project I’ve encountered, whether I succeed or fail, whether I ended up with what I wanted or not, it was the process, the learning, the push, the journey that was the most valuable aspect of all. And in this way, nothing is ever a lost cause. Why don’t you just set out for what you want, right now. If you tumble… meh? Maybe you’ll be better for it.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Child of Swords
I believe that there is no such thing as unbiased. We all have experiences that craft our opinions-even unbiased opinions. To be truly unbiased takes work, maturity, truth and thought. These are all tough ideas to work through and you really don’t have to worry about it too much unless you are in some position of making powerful decisions. The Child of Swords just shows up and offers a fresh mindset. How would you look at this *thing* *person* *experience* if you were to look at it like you’ve never seen it before. The Child of Swords encourages child-like curiosity and an open perspective. Don’t be so hindered by the knowledge you’ve always gained that you fail to allow new information to find its way in.
Gemini (May 21 – June 21)
Eight of Pentacles
The Eight of Pentacles gives meaning to what you do. Beavers are a great representative of this card. They spent their days gathering sticks. I mean, like all day. They seek out, break down and then place them in a weave like structure across streams and rivers. One could criticize the beaver for their cease-less endeavor. All work and no play. But these beaver-built dams provide shelter and even serve as a means to capture and provide food. The Beaver knows how valuable this work is and because of it, their busy life is actually full of meaning. In the same way, consider the work you do, if you see no value in it, chances are you feel somewhat drab about it, but to see value makes every working day a great day.