“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.”
― Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
We have had the solstice and now we are officially at the mid-summer point. It always seems a bit sudden to be here, yet it is always nice to know that we have gorgeous days of possible idyll ahead.
Here are your Summer Tarotscopes!
ARIES. ACE WANDS
This is a time of revitalisation and bursts of fresh, clear energy and not before time for Aries! You may find yourself feeling quite inspired and brimming with ideas especially around projects that could help pay the bills but also put you on the map professionally. Have the confidence to go with your ideas, don’t put obstacles where there aren't any. However, channel that energy into realistic plans. Your ideas and plans are going to pave the way for moving forward. On a more personal note, you may be feeling more enthusiastic about being with friends and loved ones and there is a real sense of emerging into the light. There is a feeling of starting anew. Enjoy feeling rejuvenated, you have earned it!
The iron fist in the velvet glove, tread softly but say what you mean, mean what you say. It is likely that you are super aware of attitudes and emotions that are flying around you, try not to take it on board but some healthy boundaries won’t go amiss. You are also aware that others may see kindness as a weakness but don’t be deterred from going through the process of being compassionate in situations that need sorting. Any great passions that you put on one side are now wanting attention, it may be just the time to delve further into your passionate self and kindle up the fire. Funnelling energy into subjects that you value will pay great dividends later.
Be kind, be clear, be strong!
GEMINI. TEN OF CUPS.
You are now entering a cycle of much happiness. This is not coming out of the blue but you started this process long before and now you can enjoy the foresight and effort that you have put into things. Professionally there is support and development, spiritually, you will make a shift and have greater self-awareness and personally there is emotional fulfilment and fruitful collaboration. Family matters go well and you can finally look to the future and see that a new and positive horizon beckons you. The summer months hold a lot of promise for you, make the most.
CANCER. FOUR OF SWORDS.
Take time out, rest and relaxation are vital for you now. Too much overthinking has possibly interfered with sleep and fatigue is kicking in, if so, build yourself up, take the supplements, eat well, do the exercise and get some rest! There is also a sense of initiation, a preparation for a mission or a move into a new area or field of interest. You will need stamina for this as it is likely to be busy, do what you need to do now, as further along you may not have the chance. Take care of yourself and everything will fall into place.
You require structure right now. It is possible that everything has got all over the place and the disorganisation is probably getting to you. Focus, have a bit of self-discipline, help yourself by maybe prioritising your schedule to do just vital stuff while you wheel the boat around. Your natural leadership skills are being challenged and the first thing to do is to create some order. Then it is a case of managing projects even day to day stuff by micromanaging them, this may seem a bit extreme but it will not only assist you but will also help others around you. Community work could be calling you and your expertise can be used to support those who are coming up behind you. Give your sceptre a polish and step into those leader shoes!
VIRGO. THE DEVIL.
As you move forward this is a good time to check your motives. Ask yourself why you are actually doing your job, your interests, your spiritual path, what is the drive behind them. By answering those questions you will have a deeper insight into what makes you tick and where it is all heading. You are possibly fearful of taking strides forward but your dreams lie on the other side of your fears.Try not to let those nerves get in the way, a new contract could be heading your way that may open up so many possibilities. This is a good time to break bad habits and cycles that hinder your progress. As you let them go replace them with pro-life activities that are supportive and creative.
LIBRA. TWO OF PENTACLES.
Your life is in a state of flux and balancing everything out is taking up a lot of time and energy. You seem to have a lot of plates spinning in the air and are under pressure to get many things done at once but you have only so much time and energy! Although you are juggling work/life stuff in the air at the moment amongst situations that need closure and even new stuff that can begin plus family issues demanding your attention. It is important to remember to step back and have fun, put on one side your demands and relax, by not thinking about it, it will get done!
You can look forward to some joyful influences and positive vibes. Things are gearing up for success and you are heading in the right direction. Courses and study time are well aspected as well as fortuitous partnerships, both personally and professionally. Any time you invest in yourself right now will pay off. Plans you put in place at the beginning of the year look as though they are about to bear fruit. Look forward to some quality kick back time. It is well deserved.
SAGITTARIUS. TWO OF SWORDS.
Trust your instinct! You can’t see clearly the road up ahead so feel your way along, it will get easier as you go. Speaking your truth, no matter how hard is called for as it will clear the air and put things onto a fresh footing. It is possible that you are over defensive but there is no smoke without fire, what you think of your current circumstances are correct and courage and confidence is needed to go forward. Choose a direction and stick to it, the emotional worst is over, be practical, it is the best thing to do now.
CAPRICORN. SEVEN OF SWORDS.
Try not to worry about wrong doings from the past. Even though it may seem a time of deception is about to repeat itself make sure it is not you who is doing all the fooling. Be mindful of the motives of others and do take care. You can be hard on yourself and not always kind to you. Having a sense of place, roots and foundation will help. Working with the seasons or the land is also beneficial and will validate your sense of self. It is possible that you are taking on too many ideas, do one thing at a time and do it well. Protect ideas and assets. Keep in place healthy boundaries and don’t be sucked in by seemingly great plans, they may not hold the promise you expect. Accept the way things are as they too shall pass.
AQUARIUS. THREE OF WANDS.
There is a sense of having arrived. You are in a good place and have possibly freed yourself from stuff that was holding you back and as a result you are about to grow and expand. You can afford to look to the horizon to see the good things that are coming but don’t take it for granted. Instead build on your current skills and you will be rewarded with good regards. You are about to do really well, so prepare yourself. Travel is indicated and this will bring its own rewards be it business or pleasure.
PISCES. SIX OF SWORDS.
There is light at the end of the tunnel, every cloud has a silver lining and you are about to get a much needed boost! Any turmoil that you have recently found yourself to be in will soon get sorted and you will have a better handle on things. Travel plans will serve you in the long term and maybe you can finally begin to think about new destinations. This is also metaphorical so any ideas about your beliefs or spiritual path are timely and appropriate. All will be well just go with it and allow yourself to have the healing that has been long awaited.