It’s time to say “hello” to a month of Cancer season, with creative and outgoing Leo season picking up for the last bits of July. You may think you know the standard deal with these zodiac seasons, but every year brings a bit of astrological uniqueness to the mix to spice things up!
This month, Mars — the planet of drive and ambitions — enters reliable Taurus, and Mercury — the planet of communication and thought — enters soft and compassionate Cancer on the 5th.
But as if on cue for the flame and fame, Mercury will enter Leo on the 19th, just in time for Leo season itself!
July brings a mix of creative, soft, nurturing, and wild energies to the table, and if you aren’t buckled in, you might get whiplash from the sudden changes. And that’s why we check in with the Tarot each month (with one card from the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana each) to see what’s up!
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Your July 2022 Tarotscope
Justice (Reversed) & 10 of Swords
Aries, you overextended yourself, and this month you’re going to have to rest.
Justice reversed indicates imbalances that you’ve been putting off. The bold ram is prone to doing a little too much all at once, and the 10 of Swords indicates that it’s more than past the deadline to take a pitstop.
It’s tempting to pretend nothing is wrong or that you can handle any and all things that are on your plate this month. But July is about saying “no” to the new stuff that heads your way and perhaps putting down a few battles you’ve been carrying too.
When it’s all said and done, you’ll thank yourself later for the little rest stop.
Don’t forget to read your monthly horoscope for July, Aries!
The Star & 3 of Pentacles (Reversed)
Taurus has been going through a journey of healing and rejuvenation, and this month is no different.
The Star brings you that new beginning and genuine rest stop for healing you’ve been aching for. Here’s your chance to take a breather, feel a connection to the Universe, and start fresh.
However, the 3 of Pentacles reversed hints at some loneliness and/or guilt surrounding not contributing to something bigger than you. It’s a major goal of yours overall, Taurus, but now is just not the time.
Take advantage of this time of rest, as there will always be more work to do later.
Judgement & 6 of Swords (Reversed)
Pause, Gemini. There are decisions to be made.
Judgement casts illumination over your energy. You have a good grip over what the reality of things actually is right now, and you’re ready to call some major shots about your life (and perhaps be called in to help make decisions with others).
Thus, the 6 of Swords reversed also warns against moving away and jumping into things too quickly, especially when it comes to cutting things loose. You don’t have to decide so fast.
Take your time and peel through your options. You got this, Gemini!
The Emperor (Reversed) & 6 of Pentacles
Cancer is struggling with the leadership role this month — or perhaps authority figures in general.
As much as compassionate Cancer tends to know how to navigate complex social situations, that doesn’t mean the crab always enjoys it. The Emperor reversed indicates you may be dragging your feet through some of your responsibilities this month.
Plus, the 6 of Pentacles hints that some giving from your end is necessary, even if you don’t always have that much to give. It may feel like you’re biting off more than you can chew with your commitments.
Just know that what goes around comes around in mysterious ways. Give this month, and you may be on the receiving end during the next one!
The Devil (Reversed) & 2 of Wands
Leo, you’re ready for bigger and better things (your season is coming soon, after all)!
The Devil reversed shows you shaking off the burdens of the past. You may still note some of the growing pains you’ve experienced because of this, but for the most part, you’re moving on this month.
And with the 2 of Wands lighting up your path, you’re looking ahead to the broad possibilities that exist for you. You may not have a full plan of everything yet, but that’s ok!
Take in the adventures as they come, don’t feel the need to rush, and let yourself enjoy the new horizons.
Don’t forget to read your monthly horoscope for July, Leo!
Death & 8 of Wands
Virgo, it’s time for a change in a big, speedy way.
Death is clear about what this month is for you — transformation and change. You’re ready to move forward and let in the energy of change at your core, even if that means saying “goodbye” to the way of the past.
But the 8 of Wands also notes that this month, those changes may come and go very quickly. You may feel like everything is moving at an incomprehensible pace and feel taken in by the wave rather than ready to surf it.
That’s ok, Virgo. You don’t need to be in control 24/7; this is a set of necessary changes. Sit back and go with the flow this month.
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The Tower (Reversed) & 8 of Swords
Libra, you’re still resisting change and having a hard time moving forward.
The Tower reversed takes the overwhelming “start over” energy of this card and suppresses it. You’re not fully ready to move on, further confirmed by the restraints of the 8 of Swords.
It’s not easy to let yourself move forward when you’re not sure what’s ahead. Sometimes, though, we get comfortable in the… discomfort. Are you holding yourself back because you’re not ready or because you’re used to the difficulties of the present?
They may be the battles that you know, but that doesn’t mean they’re worth fighting forever.
The High Priestess & 7 of Cups (Reversed)
This month is all about decisions, decisions, decisions.
However, Scorpio, you do need to be cautious of overthinking with the 7 of Cups reversed. It’s actually likely that you see multiple paths and options as potentially desirable and may wonder if you’ll miss out on something by committing to one.
The High Priestess shows you the way forward. Connect with your intuition, and listen to the inner wisdom you have in your soul.
Listen closely, as it already knows the answer.
Don’t forget to read your monthly horoscope for July, Scorpio!
The Hanged Man & 9 of Pentacles
You’re ready to kick back and enjoy yourself, Sagittarius (as you deserve).
The 9 of Pentacles, in particular, indicates that you’re ready to reap some benefits of your hard work thus far. Be open to splurging a little and moving at your own independent pace while you’re at it.
When it comes to major life stuff, The Hanged Man asks you to take a step back. Now is probably not the time for major decisions but for enjoying a brief rest stop while you have the chance.
There’s an adventure in self-care, too, Sagittarius! Just be open to finding it.
The Lovers & 2 of Swords (Reversed)
Capricorn, you’re ready to rip off the blindfold and be a little vulnerable this month.
The Lovers highlights your connections with others and being receptive to making mistakes. Living and connecting should be fun, not like walking through landmines.
The 2 of Swords reversed hints that this is kind of a big step for you! The wise goat may know many things, but sometimes you balk at the sight of emotional vulnerability.
This month, be a little open to… opening your heart. And if you make a few missteps here and there, forgive yourself!
The Hierophant & Queen of Wands
Aquarius is ready to play the leadership role—in more ways than one.
The Hierophant and the Queen of Wands show that you’re ready to make big moves, especially stepping into traditional authority roles or taking on responsibilities carried out by the “higher-ups.”
If you don’t know where these opportunities lie, it may mean it’s time to take things into your own hands. (The Queen of Wands is a bit of a fireball, after all).
You’ve always been a bit of a rebel at heart, Aquarius. It’s time to write that into your traditional job description.
Don’t forget to read your monthly horoscope for July, Aquarius!
The World (Reversed) & 4 of Pentacles
When the world caves in, it may feel like it’s time to panic.
The World reversed literally may make your current circumstances feel confusing and incomplete, Pisces. Suddenly, what was guaranteed yesterday no longer seems like it’s clicking into place.
But the 4 of Pentacles isn’t always the way forward either. You’re hoarding your resources now (time, energy, effort, and money), even if the solution may lie in asking for help, not retreating inward.
Deep breaths, Pisces. It’s ok not to be ok.
How to Use Your Monthly Tarotscope
Whether you’ve been preparing for this month for a lifetime or feel pulled into the chaos very suddenly, we can all catch up with our Tarotscope for some extra preparedness.
Of course, you don’t have to only check in with your Tarotscope. When we read up on what the cards and stars have to say, we’re just adding an extra dose of insight to our wider toolbox of guidance.
Your toolbox may also include a daily free 3-card Tarot reading or maybe your daily horoscope. Whatever works for you may be a little different than what works for someone else, as the guidance that we need may vary from person to person.
But nonetheless, the stars, cards, and powers that be are on our side. It’s just up to us to connect with them!
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