ARIES: The Source
What is it that you have been waiting for as father time ticks slowly by? With your ruler (Mars) retrograde for most of the month, you may be feeling like time is either moving backwards or standing still.
If you have a plan you’ve been wanting to put into action for a long time now is the time to break forth from your restrictions and see it through.
The images on this card — the Source (Temperance) card from the Tarot of Origins — are as if they are set in stone and this is how you may have been seeing things for a while yet there are also fertile images on this card… images that say new life is coming, a new beginning and it springs forth directly from your “Source.”
It is part of you, you are part of it and even though you may feel alone as if everything is “set in stone” you have people watching out for you.
Look at the two stone boulders on either side of the middle figure. To me they look like birds. Birds which have been sitting there for a long time until they also look as if they have been “turned to stone.”
Yet underneath them you can see the glorious nests they have fashioned into the rock face. Hues of blues and greens, patterns of mists and water showing that although time seems to have “stood still” it has not been idle.
As the waters break, it is as that which is “inside” pours forth and so too does that which is inside you. Look to any of these three figures and you will see new life within each. Images within images and all on the verge of springing forth into something new and exciting yet at the same time solid and dependable. Who will you be, what will your new direction when the cocoon breaks apart and the chrysalis transforms?
Your card this month is the Ibis — or Nurturer of Feathers, the Animal Wisdom Tarot’s version of the Queen of Swords. This card indicates a need to rise above your emotions and look at things from a more logical, rational perspective.
As Swords are generally associated with Air, the idea is to focus on insights, communications and ideas. But there are emotional components to this card as well, because the Ibis is associated mythologically with the Moon and with lunar magic.
Notice the Ibis’ curved or crescent-shaped beak. This same curvature is repeated in the Crescent Moon in the sky and the feather suspended just above her head, as well as the Sun in the distance sinking into the ocean,
The Ibis stands on a solid rock that juts out of a shimmering pool of water. Her wings are spread and she looks braced for flight, but she’s clearly in a state of peaceful tranquility, as evidenced by the feather that floats gracefully above her head.
Think about how these images might apply to you this month. As the Nurturer of Feathers brings together two opposing forces (logic and emotion) you might look at how you can balance these divergent energies.
You may need to work on aligning your head with your heart for example. Or incorporating logic and reason into emotional decisions. As the Ibis in this card stands ready to take flight, she reminds you of the value in bringing everything back into balance.
GEMINI: Two of Swords
With the New Moon in your sign this month (and Saturn opposing it), you may feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place this month as you struggle with a decision that is not going to be easy to make.
Perhaps this is why you’ve held off in the first place, as the the Two of Swords — this version from the beautiful Dreaming Way Tarot — refers to not just feeling torn between two options but wanting to avoid making a choice between them at all.
The figure in this card is blindfolded and holding up two sharp swords. She may be leaning towards one but she’s not taking any steps to act on it.
In this respect the Two of Swords can refer to inaction and immobility. Sometimes it’s due to fear: “What if I make the wrong decision?” But it’s just as often it’s related to a desire to not have to choose at all.
You may have come to an impasse with someone and are actualizing this energy through passive resistance. This isn’t a better solution and it won’t solve anything: you’re going to have to take a stand whether you like it or not.
The inertia that comes from choosing not to choose can prevent you from moving forward. It’s going to be critical for you to weigh your options this month, make your decision and then stand by it in the end.
CANCER: The Star
This month it’s going to be all about counting your blessings. In recent months you may have been too focused on what you lack — or what you feel has been missing in your life, But the Star card speaks of putting all that aside while you focus on what you do have.
This is a very calm and peaceful version of the Star card (from Robin Ator’s Prairie Tarot). In it, we see a young Native American woman sitting on the banks of a river, replenishing it from the water in her vessel.
She sits with her eyes closed and her feet dangling comfortably in the water. A large white star shines above her to the right, while seven smaller stars, in the colors of the rainbow are lined up on the left.
There are elements of tolerance and acceptance here too. The gentle imagery of the young woman in Native garb coupled with the rainbow stars act as symbolic reminders that the world is full of different kinds of people and all of them belong here. Even the act of pouring water into the stream reminds us of how important it is to “give back.”
With Venus, Mercury and the Sun all moving into your sign this month, you may be feeling more light-hearted and inspired. The Star card is full of hope and inspiration but it’s not exactly well grounded. There’s a need to work in order to manifest your dreams, as they’re not about to fall into your lap.
LEO: Prince of Wands
Your card this month, the Prince of Wands — the Druid Craft Tarot’s version of the Knight of Wands — speaks of gathering up the courage and confidence that’s needed to go after your goals.
It may be a dream you’d set aside because you lacked the time, energy or resources to follow it n the past. It could be an interest that’s been calling out to you that’s no longer possible to resist. And it might be something (or someone) you’ve been passionate about that you’re only now in a position to pursue.
The Prince of Wands encourages you to move past your fears and go after your dreams with the attitude that nothing can stand in your way. You don’t want to waiver or second-guess yourself; you want to grab onto opportunities that present themselves without a moment’s hesitation.
This doesn’t mean you ought to go gallivanting across the countryside without a plan. Keep in mind that the Prince of Wands can be a bit rash — in an act first and figure out how to get out of whatever predicament you’ve gotten yourself into later sort of way. Because he runs on adrenaline, he has a tendency to lose interest in anything that becomes tedious or routine.
If this is someone in your life, you’ll know him by his confidence and bravado. He may he here to teach you the importance of embracing these qualities in yourself. He’s here to remind you that it’s a good time to dream big, challenge yourself and set your goals in motion. If you temper those goals with a enough discipline and perseverance, you may just see them manifest beyond your wildest dreams.
VIRGO: Page of Cups
This month you may find yourself contemplating important decisions and thinking about which direction you want to take moving forward.
As Neptune and Chiron turn retrograde this month, and the New Moon / Saturn opposition straddles your inner and outer worlds, you may be thinking about how you can master both areas of your life and how you can project what’s happening for internally out onto your public persona.
There is no pushing or pulling going on in this card — the Page of Cups from the Morgan Greer Tarot — . Everything is flowing. It is a great opportunity to accept yourself and the many facets with your character without judgement just letting things flow in and out and around you.
Notice the little dots surrounding the upper part of the card where it is blue almost as if they are thoughts captured in the air and there are a lot of them to choose from. Yet there is no tension in this figure… thoughts come and thoughts go and still there is serenity and peace within you.
The fish jumping out of the cup gives the impression there is something you do need to be listening to though and the roses wrapped in front of the heart show that what you do learn will be emotional and not as difficult or painful as you think… notice there are no thorns on those rose stems.
Your mind is full of new ideas and thoughts. Your heart is full of new emotions. Creativity is flowing around you and the world looks like a brighter place than it may have for a while.
Libra: The Emperor
This month you may be thinking more about taking charge of your life and achieving your goals and ambitions.
This is the Ceccoli Tarot’s version of the Emperor, in this case a mini Napoleon Bonaparte sitting on a rocking horse.
The room he sits in may be small, but he casts an imposing figure nevertheless, sitting there amongst the various discarded toys and sundries.
You may be asking yourself this month whether you want to be a small fish in a big pond or a big fish in a small pond. It’s all about gaining perspective and establishing priorities.
This card symbolizes worldly acclaim and ambition. No matter how high you want to climb, you can know that there are possibilities available to you if you only you set your sights on pursuing them.
As the Emperor also relates to the Laws of the Land, some of the less pleasant manifestations of this card include being on the receiving end of legal or professional disciplinary actions, dealings with the IRS or government, or having to deal with an oppressive boss or coworker.
Hard work, perseverance and determination are all required: nothing will come to you through sheer luck or wishful thinking. The message is all about taking care of business. It’s not the time to be passive or wishy-washy. It’s all about stepping up and taking control of a situation that requires a firm hand and authoritative presence.
SCORPIO: Four of Coins
This month you want to be thinking about aligning yourself with a prosperity consciousness and making your money work for you.
The Four of Coins is sometimes just the opposite — holding too tightly to what you have or being too resistant to change. But as you can see from the joyful figure in this card, it doesn’t have to be. It’s the difference between allowing yourself to be trapped by the reality you’ve created for yourself, and seeing it as a living, breathing and growing extension of you.
The Four of Coins — this version from the gorgeous Chinese Tarot by Jui Guoliang — can refer to a poverty consciousness or a hoarding mentality that creates blockages in your life and prevents new things from coming in.
In this regard it’s also about trust — or a lack of trust more specifically. The implication is that someone could take something from you (something you’ve ascribed a false sense of value to), which prompts you to hold on even more tightly (or hide it away).
This is also the message behind Mars moving backwards through your sign this month. The fear that something could be taken away from you can prevent you from allowing something new to come in. But loosening up the strings a bit — like the figure in this card — can shatter that concept and turn it on its head.
Remember that the Universe doesn’t appreciate a vacuum. Letting go of your fears and aligning yourself with this consciousness can let the darkness (avarice, hoarding) out and the light (enlightenment, prosperity) in. Think about sharing what you have with others today, and giving something back.
SAGITTARIUS: Three of Swords
Your card this month is the Three of Swords, from the Mary-el Tarot. The most common version depicts a blood red heart lanced by three swords, symbolizing loss, pain, heartache and rejection. Being stabbed in the heart or broken hearted. A deep searing wound accompanied by unfathomable pain.
And while the Three of Swords is hardly a happy card, this version emphasizes the powerful process of healing and transformation. The broken heart is replaced by a gentle white dove, discovering his own strength and ability to overcome adversity.
This card can represents a necessary break that’s been a long time coming. It can refer to the end of a relationship or the loss of a dream that you’ve held onto for far too long. That struggle is depicted here with the dove grappling with those swords.
While the sky grows dark behind him, if you look closely you can make out a face in the clouds. It’s as if there’s a protective force behind him as he morphs into a mighty bird. The storm clouds remind you that it’s not going to be easy. Loss and endings never are. But there’s a potential for triumph inherent in this card that tells you you can rise above.
The Full Moon is in the last degree of your sign this month, just as Saturn opposes your relationship ruler (Mercury). This tells you that while there may be some setbacks, the way that you respond to them can make all the difference. If you’re dealing with the aftermath of your own heartache, know that you have it within your own power to prevail. This card serves as a powerful reminder that even the gentlest creature can overcome adversity — and so can you.
CAPRICORN: Queen of Wands
This is a good month for you to work on standing out in a crowd and showcasing your many talents.
Whether you’re trying to make an impression at work or are hoping to leave your mark on the world in other ways, you should have no problem making your presence known.
The Queen of Wands — this version from Dana Driscoll’s Tarot of Trees — is warm, vibrant, confident and creative. She knows how to lead with her heart and to garner the respect of others.
She embodies the feminine or yin aspects of Fire (wands) energy: warmth, enthusiasm, energy and drive. She’s regal and majestic; dynamic and refined; confident and authoritative. She’s creative, expressive and passionate. She’s also very worldly and knowledgeable.
She may be someone in your life, an event or a part of yourself. She may be a supervisor, a parent, a friend or even some facet of yourself that has long been dormant.
If you’ve been hiding in the shadows or downplaying some of the more expressive aspects of your personality, now is the time to step up and be seen. The Queen of Wands encourages you to get out there and put your best foot forward, in whatever capacity you can.
AQUARIUS: Ace of Coins
This month you’re in line for many opportunities to not only start something new but to see it prosper and grow.
Are you thinking of launching a new business or starting a new financial venture? There’s a lot of action and energy inherent in this card, even if you notice that the rabbit has paused to take a look around. While you may find yourself temporarily struggle with decisions about what exactly you want to do in the first place, it does mark the onset of a new cycle.
You may be looking back over your shoulder though, like the rabbit in this card — from the gorgeous Alchemical Tarot. The Coin in this deck is a compass with four arrows pointing in different directions. This may see you wondering about your best course of action. Which way do you go? Which path do you take? There are many different options and you may be drawn to every one.
The Ace of Coins is says it’s time to think about what you value, which extends to well beyond money and material things. It says it’s time to look at what you put out there and what you get back in exchange. Like the rabbit looking over his shoulder, you may have to clear up some unfinished business, but there’s no time like the present for that.
The Ace of Coins encourages you to participate in your own energetic exchange. Whether it’s time, money, energy or assistance, all of us have resources at our disposal. Put yours to good use this this month and then see what the Universe sends back.
PISCES: Six of Vessels
Your card this month is the Six of Vessels from the Wildwood Tarot. This is this deck’s version of the Six of Cups. It’s a card of innocence and purity, pristine beauty and a joyful, lighthearted playfulness that is seen in the pair of otters who are just getting ready to test the waters.
This is clearly a sacred space which picture postcard beauty made up of lush foliage, a trickling waterfall, and six glowing bowls that float on the surface of a tranquil pool like a scattering of lotus blossoms.
A grove of trees springs up from a hill in the background, shielding this scene from the rest of the world. And this in many ways is the essence of the Six of Vessels.
This card is called “Reunion” in this deck, a reference perhaps to reuniting with your true purpose. Getting in touch with your childhood, your roots and yourself.
With Jupiter moving through your relationship house and your ruler (Neptune) retrograding in your sign, you may be thinking about whether your needs are being truly met. These planets have been moving in close opposition and can see you feeling like you’re at a crossroads.
The Neptune retrograde can see you feeling the urge to turn inward or to revert back to a s simpler time. It can also see you wanting to find an oasis of your own, where you can heal and be alone with your thoughts.Take some time this month to find your own sacred space and reflect on the things that have brought you to where you are today. If you can’t get away you can still recapture some of the magic of those simpler times, and use it to restore your sense of peace.
This month’s tarotscopes feature some of Ask the Astrologers all time favorite cards. We hope you like them too!
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June 2016 Tarot Scopes
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