Aries: Knight of Swords
This month you’re going to want to be “on your toes” and prepared for whatever opportunities — or peril — that comes your way.
The Knight of Swords — this version from the Love and Mystery Tarot — is sharp, focused and purposeful, aware of his (or her) environment and quick to act if need be.
In some decks the Knight of Swords is literally a knight in shining armor, charging ahead into battle or to rescue his fair maiden. And sometimes he’s racing toward the finish line, bound and determined to win at any cost.
But here we have a young hipster-soldier girl standing watch under a bird-filled sky. She herself resembles a bright and colorful bird, from her hair to her coloring to her clothing to her complete immersion in the scene before her.
But these birds aren’t flying south for the winter: they’re circling above her in what could be a menacing formation. She keeps her sword ready but holds it behind her until she knows for sure.
The Knight of Swords often delivers news. Sometimes it’s good news and sometimes it’s not. But like the young warrior in our card, your main objective should be to stay alert and be prepared to act quickly and decisively either way.
The Knight of Swords is quite good at getting to the point, but comes up short when it comes to tact and diplomacy. Therefore if it turns out that it’s you delivering the news this month, you want to be mindful of your tone, manner and especially your choice of words.
TAURUS: Nine of Disks
This month you should start seeing evidence of all your hard work mirrored right back to you, in both the spiritual and material realms.
With your ruler (Venus) now moving through your sign, you want to be shifting your attitude to one of gratitude. You also want to be tempering your ambitions with empathy and compassion for others.
The Nine of Disks — this version from the Mary-el Tarot — refers to a sense of satisfaction for all you’ve achieved, not because you’re lucky or have been the benefactor of someone’s generosity.
It’s through your own hard work and determination (seen in the Eight of Disks) that leads you to that place of fulfillment. The Nine of Disks challenges you to not only answer that question but to examine your personal values as well. Money is just one form “values” and is usually the one we pay the most attention to.
You need to be mindful of the temptation to overlook one set of values for another, especially when it involves compromising your principles.
Like the three-headed Baphomet deity depicted here, there’s an awareness of past, present and future that is central to your world-view. It represents wisdom, spiritual awareness and the union of opposites.
Notice the New and Old Moons and the juxtaposition of dark and light repeated throughout this card. It’s a reminder of the need to balance black and white, give and take, young and old, good and bad, that’s part of the Nine of Disks dynamic. Know that all you put out there is mirrored back to you now, so be mindful of your thoughts and actions during this time.
GEMINI: Ace of Cups
Your card this month — the Ace of Cups from the Sun and Moon Tarot — is all about romance, affection, flirtation, intimacy, communion and most of all love.
Aces represent new and unformed energy. As Cups refer to emotions, intuition and feelings, it’s likely to manifest on one of these levels.
It’s all about seeing your capacity to love and express feelings mirrored right back to you — through a new love interest, a friend or family member, or the eyes of a child.
You may be starting a new relationship or expressing yourself romantically — whether or not a serious relationship develops from that flirtation. As with all Aces, the energy is so new and so unformed that a myriad of possibilities is completely within your reach.
The process of falling in love reveals to you your purest, most perfect potential. It’s when you put your best foot forward and show the world what you’re capable of — and the Universe responds in kind.
If you’re already in an established relationship, the Ace of Cups can refer to a renewal of affection and passion. It can represent a renewal, a more “formal” commitment or the onset of a new chapter in your relationship.
All Aces are related to new and unformed energy. So even if it does manifest as something material — a new love interest or some form of external validation for example — the bottom line is that it creates a “feel good” energy which reverberates throughout your very being.
As this is the Ace of Cups, and Cups refer to emotions, intuition and feelings, it’s likely to manifest on one of these levels. Love and romance for starters. But also affection, intimacy, sharing, closeness and the expression of feelings. The Ace of Cups is ripe with potential and opportunity for all of these things. What you do with them — and how open you are to the possibilities before you — is entirely up to you.
Cancer: The Hermit
This month, with a lineup of planets (including the Sun and New Moon) moving through your 12th house, you may find yourself doing a lot of soul searching. It’s going to be a time for seeking answers to life’s most pressing questions by meditating and reflecting on your goals.
The Hermit card — this version from the World Spirit Tarot — represents a retreat from all the noise and distractions that surround you in order to access your inner reserves of knowledge and wisdom.
As this card also refers to turning inward, there’s an entire spectrum of information — from the depths of the psyche (to the heights of conscious awareness — that can be accessed.
The waves at her feet look almost like flames. She turns her attention to the blue and indigo flames, representing intuition and higher consciousness. As water also represents feelings, these fiery waves can refer to the alchemical process of transmuting your emotions into something that can be worked with dynamically.
The Hermit card can appear at a time when you’re so bombarded with external stimuli that you just want to “get away” from it all. Notice the bird at the top of the card liberating himself from his cage. Be careful that you don’t spend so much time in your head that you miss out on opportunities that present themselves. They may seem random in the moment but reveal themselves later to be much more important than you’d realized.
This month you get to choose whether you’re lighting your own way or acting as a guidepost for those who have wandered away from theirs. Both are valid endeavors ,and only you will know which is the right path for you.
LEO: Two of Swords
This month may see you struggling with an important decision that’s been weighing heavily on your mind. The Two of Swords can refer to an impasse or stalemate that’s more likely than not a result of your own indecision.
It can refer to a pivotal moment in time where you recognize that the options before you are equally appealing (or equally terrifying) and that whatever decision you make can have a huge impact on the rest of your life.
In this respect it can refer to inaction and immobility. Sometimes this is due to fear: “What if I make the wrong decision?” But it’s just as often related to a desire to not have to choose at all.
At times like this that may be the best option, especially if your own uncertainty brings that whole decision-making process to a halt. Your best move may be to disconnect completely while you gather more information.
This version of the card — from the Archeon Tarot — illustrates that point beautifully. The figure in this card has not only stepped back from the swords crossed before her, but has crossed her own arms in front of her as well.
She’s detached herself both mentally and emotionally while the Swords (decisions) before her take form. Notice that they are polar opposites: One is white with a black hilt and the other is black with a white hilt.
Whether you feel yourself being pulled in two different directions — between head and heart, for example — or just need a break from the chaos surrounding you, this card encourages you to take a step back, be still in the moment and reflect on what you want, removed from any external distractions.
VIRGO: Seven of Tulips
If you aren’t careful with what you are doing this month, you could run into problems or wind up making mistakes due to carelessness uncertainty.
If you have papers to sign, contracts to read over, etc make sure you do so twice and don’t sign anything that you don’t understand.
The Seven of Tulips (the Rabbit Tarot’s version of the Seven of Cups) can be a card of confusion. It can also show that you are away with the fairies somewhat and not completely grounded.
Here we see a cute little rabbit picking pink tulips whilst at the same time not looking at what she is doing and also looking for all the world as if she has her head in the clouds (literally).
The best that can be said is that if there is a middle ground or middle of the road stance for you to take on something, then do it. Don’t rock the boat and don’t go pushing into any arguments that you don’t have any right to be in.
If someone is rocking your boat do not let them goad you. Be on the lookout for the wool being pulled over your eyes too as you may be on the receiving end of a trick or two or from someone who is trying to get the better of you.
If you have a chance to put your feet up and relax it is a great time to let your imagination soar. You can get through quite a lot by just sitting back and not focusing too hard on any one thing.
Remember this is not a time for “doing” — it’s a time for doing nothing and at the same time not allowing others to not take advantage of you.
Libra: Five of Pentacles
Your card this month — the Five of Pentacles from the Dreaming Way Tarot — indicates a need to rethink what you value, especially when it comes to your own sense of worth or self-esteem.
The Five of Pentacles can mark a period of financial adversity, such as seeing your earnings held up or seeing your resources dwindling as a result of unexpected expenses.
As Pentacles are linked to “values,” we most often think of money. But they also relate to self-worth: it’s hard to feel good about yourself when you’re struggling — financially or otherwise.
The Five of Pentacles can refer to feelings of inadequacy. It can translate as feeling lost or alone, isolated or excluded. It doesn’t have to manifest in a big way. It can be as simple as being dismissed or overlooked — an insignificant occurrence that in light of some of the bigger picture concerns can takes on a life of its own.
It’s a harsh word, a careless remark, or a call that doesn’t come. Something that makes you feel small, dejected or demoralized.
There is fear associated with this card. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of failure. Fear of taking a leap of faith only to see the thing you want so desperately swept away before you can attain it.
Your challenge this month is going to be to move past those fears and recapture your your own self worth. You want to move past the feelings of shame, embarrassment and uncertainty and allow yourself to reach out for help is needed.
Take some time this month to remind yourself that you’re worthy of being loved and accepted. The challenge with the Five of Pentacles is to not give in to those fears, but to overcome them.
Scorpio: Page of Cups
This month, which starts with the Moon and Venus together in your relationship sector, you may be more ready than ever to open yourself up to new romantic possibilities.
You might fall in love — or fall in love with love — as these transits (and this card) bode very well for the prospect of a new relationship.
The Page (or Princess) of Cups — this version from the Ceccoli Tarot — is youthful, sensitive, and sincere. She’s full of potential, but may be lacking in worldly experience and sophistication. She also has a tendency to be naive.
As the embodiment of the first Water sign (Cancer in this case), this Princess expresses a more idealistic and less refined version than the other court cards. She’s pure of heart and gentle of soul, seeing only the good in others with the hopefulness that comes from youth and inexperience. She’s also romantic, sensitive, loving and kind.
If she appears in your life at some point during the month — as a young person, an event or even another version of you — know that she’s come to encourage you to let go of your mistrust and cynicism. She’s here to reintroduce you to the idealism and hopefulness of youth. And she’s here to teach you to open your heart to love.
The Princess of Cups is fearless, because he (or she) doesn’t know that there’s any real danger out there. And as such, s/he’s unlikely to attract it. S/he knows instinctively that the Universe is abundant and that the well will never run dry.
Because she embodies such a youthful and unrefined energy, we might forget that she has much to teach us too. But her presence in the cards this month may be an important reminder of how much more we still need to learn.
Sagittarius: Two of Wands
Be on the lookout this month for opportunities that are available to you which might not be so readily apparent from your current vantage point.
The Two of Wands speaks of having put an initial plan into action (with the Ace of Wands) and seeing it gather steam. It means that something has started to happen — something big enough to assure you that you’re on the right track, but not well-thought out enough yet to ensure that it’s a go.
Your ruler (Jupiter) is still retrograde in your sign. While this may see you second-guessing yourself or hesitating to put yourself “out there,” it will start moving forward again in the coming weeks. This transit provides the optimism and energy to see your goals to fruition, although you may need to get some altitude — like the cat perched on the highest limb of this tree — to get a clearer overview.
We can see that the cat is both patient and alert — two of the most important (and necessary) features of the Two of Wands, which are both captured here in the simple imagery of this card. It’s the ability to balance these two qualities that makes getting to the finish line possible.
Notice that the lower branch is forked, indicating earlier missteps or changes in plans. The cat has wisely leaped up to a higher perch where he can get a better view of the road ahead of him. The Two of Wands — this version from Erin Morgenstern’s Phantomwise Tarot — encourages you to expand your horizons and reach for broader vistas. It speaks of taking a look at your long-term goals and acting on them with courage and conviction. You’re already seeing how some moves are paying off, and are now in a position to take things to the next level.
If you’ve been hesitating due to fear or uncertainty, now is the time to put those worries aside. The Jupiter transit through your sign says that all you aspire to is now within your grasp; you only need to muster up the confidence to go after it.
CAPRICORN: Ten of Wands
It may feel like it’s all work and no play for you this month, with your ruler (Saturn) joining Pluto and the South Node and moving retrograde through your sign.
Your card this month — the Ten of Wands from Dana Driscoll’s gorgeous Tarot of Trees — emphasizes responsibilities and duties which have become priorities, forcing you to deal with them rather than devoting your time and energy to doing what you really want to do.
These transits may have you feeling overburdened and oppressed. The weight of responsibilities you’ve taken on may seem like a heavy load — too heavy in fact for just one person to carry.
You may also feel like you’re carrying “extra baggage” — whether this refers to your own struggles or those of someone else. There’s a strong possibility you’ve taken on someone else’s problems, rather than letting them iron them out themselves. As a result, it may feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, with no time or energy left to attend to your own needs.
The seed of an idea has sprouted, but as you can see it’s getting very little nourishment — even though the Sun is shining in the background. The trees on either side are so tightly intertwined that they’re blocking out all the light.
The Ten of Wands encourages you to lighten your load: you’ll have to find a way to nurture your own ideas, needs and interests, or risk seeing everyone else’s problems interfering with your progress.
AQUARIUS: Five of Swords
This month you could find yourself on the receiving end of someone’s attempts to undermine you, through coercion, manipulation or outright duplicity.
You may also need to look at all the different aspects of a disagreement and decide your next move. Do you surrender? Finish off your opponent? Turn and walk away? Or do you go back in and clean up the spoils in the hopes that there’s something left to be salvaged?
The Five of Swords — this version from the Ostara Tarot — is traditionally associated with conflict and turmoil, not seeing eye to eye, and fighting for the sake of fighting. There are elements of ego, pride and “reputation” in the mix — not wanting to give in or to admit to being wrong — these are what keep the conflict alive.
The Five of Swords is called “defeat” in some decks, referring to the limitations and obstacles that may seem impossible to overcome.
While it is often combative, it’s not generally about physical conflicts. It’s going to be verbal, mental or in some way related to communications. Religious / political differences are one example of the stalemate that can arise where the Five of Swords is concerned.
While you may feel that the odds are stacked against you or that everyone and everything is conspiring against you, you would do well to see the Five of Swords as a test of character. You may not be able to control what happens to you, but how you respond is entirely in your hands.
If you think about the disagreements in your own life, you’ll see that Ego is almost always to blame. This version of the Five of Swords encourages you to relinquish yours, if only to keep the peace.
Pisces: Wheel of Fortune
This month you may be looking at the ups and downs in your life and thinking about how they’ve led you to where you are today. The Wheel of Fortune card is associated with fate, destiny, “karma,” life cycles and both good and bad luck.
Sometimes we blame ourselves for the down times (assuming we’ve “brought it all on ourselves”) while viewing the up times as outside of our control.
We all experience these up and down cycles — and we all try to maximize the former while minimizing the latter. But the Wheel of Fortune — this version from the beautiful Feng Shui Tarot — tells us that both are necessary and that the good times wouldn’t be good without the frame of reference of the not-so-good times.
The Wheel in this version is balanced between solid ground and turbulent waters. Four colored lanterns — representing the four elements (fire, earth, wind and water) — keep it suspended in midair.
The Wheel of Fortune is tied to “luck” and there are also elements of karma and fate associated with this card; yet the Wheel of Fortune refers as much to creating your own destiny — and mastering your own fate — as it does to dealing with karmic repercussions.
It’s a reminder that all we send out comes back to us in some form or another. It may not be now; it may be months or years or even lifetimes away. Remember that as one one door closes, another one opens — just as the wheel turns and the seasons change. Your transits this month speak of finding ways to voice your intentions while at the same time putting disappointments and heartaches behind you.
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 2019 Tarot Scopes
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