July Tarot Pulls
This month’s theme is pride! Some of the articles this month have been about sexuality, and I can tell you right now how much knowing and accepting yourself can open doorways in your life, even if only to a much-deserved, deeper sense of self-love and self-acceptance. I can’t promise life will be easy, but you will be living your truth. Regarding pride in the emotional sense: If you struggle with being proud of yourself, try to spend more time encouraging yourself instead of focusing on what you haven’t accomplished yet.
Knowing when to congratulate yourself is important. I remember when I was pulling a card every morning, trying to become familiar with my tarot cards. Now here I am, pulling cards for the masses and helping people find their way. Take a moment and look back at how far you’ve come. Did you think you would make it this far? You have further still to go.
High Priestess (Reversed): a lack of self-trust
Ace of Pentacles (Reversed): a lack of self-confidence
Chariot (Reversed): “life on pause”
Remember last month’s pull about incoming stability and self-confidence? I think we took a step in the wrong direction and have returned to doubting ourselves. The Chariot feels like life has slowed down again, to help you figure out which way to go. I think you’re transitioning to better things in your life, but it feels like now you are paralyzed by the idea of these better things. Your big dreams have intimidated you and now you’re stuck again.
Clarifiers: 6 of Pentacles, Hierophant, 7 of Pentacles, Wheel of Fortune (Reversed)
I want to believe you are being tested. You are being asked, “How much do you want this?” Your current answer is a so-so, not entirely excited for whatever this is while also not against the idea of obtaining this mysterious desire. Your life is at a standstill while you ponder over this decision yet again. The Wheel continues to turn. You are stuck here until you make up your mind. Think hard, Aquarius!
We’re going to stick with last month’s crystals: clear quartz and amazonite. I suggest cleansing them with incense smoke and tucking them in your back pocket while you go about your day. They need to be recharged.
9 of Swords: anxiety
Judgement: examining past and future decisions
My first impressions are you’re anxious about something from May. If you can recall May’s pull, you needed some help deciding your next move due to a surprise expense. I believe that the funds have arrived. You have the money, only now you are questioning if this is a good idea. You still want this to work out, but anxious thoughts have scared your optimism away.
Clarifiers: Queen of Wands, King of Wands (Reversed), 10 of Pentacles, 3 of Wands
I think the problem is you weren’t expecting to have to lay down (so much) groundwork. Like Aquarius, the amount of work you have to do is intimidating you, discouraging you from what was originally an exciting idea. You need to look within yourself and remember your WHY. Why did you want to do this? Who will this help? Will this bring you joy? Will this make you more confident and strengthen your belief in yourself and your work?
I recommend celestite and rose quartz to boost your mood.
7 of Pentacles: a break, calm before storm
7 of Wands: victory, perseverance
Hermit: “waiting it out”
It seems to me that a certain Libra finally sat down and took some time to tend to their inner child’s wounds. Maybe you realized how much time you were wasting by pushing through like nothing was hurting you. I feel like you may have resurfaced too soon. The 7 of Pentacles is usually an indicator of things needing to incubate, at least to me. Only you can answer the question the 7 of Pentacles prompts: “Are you wasting time by dealing with this, or do you need more time to deal with this?” The 7 of Wands sings a song of hope and victory – you’re almost through it. Just a little bit more...
Clarifiers: 3 of Cups, 2 of Wands, 8 of Pentacles (Reversed), Star
Consider fulfilling a childhood wish as an adult. This may speed things along if you feel like you are ruminating. Also, I think planning out a few monthly goals may help add some structure to your life. Start simple, like read five pages of a book every day. This pull feels much lighter to me ---- there is a lot of orange and red in the cards in front of me. Orange is the color of the sacral chakra, so if you haven’t made any art by now, you should get to it! Art may add a boost to the healing process. You might find something you enjoy doing!
Last month’s crystals were amethyst and sunstone. I recommend you keep the sunstone but trade the amethyst for rose quartz. Rose quartz will help you build self-love.
Page of Pentacles: new opportunities
Wheel of Fortune: new cycle
King of Swords: heavy workload (strange, I know)
Something has shifted into your favor recently, or will soon. The Page of Pentacles is my signifier card for this, as well as a gentle reminder of self-care. Do not forget yourself or your needs as you begin this new adventure. The King of Swords shows this will demand more from you than you might anticipate, so be sure to do your best.
Clarifiers: 10 of Swords, 10 of Pentacles, Hanged Man, High Priestess
The 10 of Swords was hidden under my King of Swords, so please remember your needs. Do not become lazy with your self-care routines or you will burn out fast. We have a few tens in this pull, so things won’t be terrible, but they suggest a symmetry you should be aware of. Play hard, work hard, rest hard. Make sure to strive to take better care of yourself once this opportunity comes your way. Trust your intuition as well. The Page can mean multiple things, such as new projects or financial or skill development. Keep a proper gauge of your energy each day. If things are piling up, know when to shift gears and prioritize certain things over others.
I recommend yellow jasper for spiritual protection and smoky quartz to improve focus.
8 of Pentacles: repetition
Hermit (Reversed): recluse, refusal to integrate
4 of Cups: dissatisfaction
I think this will only apply to a few Leos. If we can remember last month’s pull, Leos were facing pain from a separation of some sort. It seems some of you recovered and pushed through the pain, while others withdrew into themselves. This is who this pull is about: the ones who are hiding away.
Clarifiers: 3 of Swords, 2 of Swords, 2 of Pentacles, Knight of Swords
To the wounded Leo: everything is going to be okay. I sense you have been trying to come back, whether to your true self, society, etc. and you can’t quite make it all the way. I recommend finding a trusted adult you can talk to and spending healthy time alone discovering a hobby. If anything, it feels like needing to integrate back to wherever you were before it was causing more stress for you. The 2 of Swords indicates paralysis, while the 2 of Pentacles suggests a needed balance. Maybe you’ve been stifling your emotions lately. Trying to move on, right? Don’t do this. You need to allow yourself to feel, but only for a healthy amount of time. Libra is in a similar boat that you are, but I think you need more help.
Again, this reading won’t resonate for all Leos, only those who needed to see this message. We’re going to stick with last month’s crystals (rose quartz and obsidian) and throw in amethyst. Amethyst will help you balance your emotions.
2 of Pentacles (Reversed): out of balance
High Priestess: trusting your intuition
5 of Wands: competition, fluctuating creativity
The High Priestess came out for May’s article. Paired with a reversed 2 of Pentacles and 5 of Wands, I think you may feel as though you’re competing with other people. Maybe all of your time has been recently devoted to “getting ahead” of your competitors, leaving less room for you to enjoy life. The 2 of Pentacles has never been wrong about something being out of balance. Trust your gut more. You know when your work is done.
Clarifiers: 3 of Swords, Fool, Page of Cups (Reversed), 7 of Swords
I know what started this whole thing: Someone said something ugly to you and it has burrowed itself deep into your subconscious. This person took your joy for your work and now you feel like you have to earn every compliment. First off, that’s not true. Author Shaelin Bishop said, “You do not have to earn the right to like your work.” If you only like it because it’s yours, that’s okay.
We’re going to go back to what I said before: Trust your gut. If it needs more tweaking, you will know. But you also need to know when to stop. Try to let go of what this person said to you. The loudest voice in your head needs to be your own, encouraging you to keep going.
I recommend obsidian to ward off negative energies and sunstone to keep some sunshine in your pocket.
2 of Cups (Reversed): lack of self-love
Page of Wands: good news, communication
King of Swords: mental clarity, professional work (for some reason)
It seems like you have answered the call to return to work, but ignored the call to return to yourself. The 2 of Cups feels like a lack of self-care, unfortunately like Libra and Sagittarius. The Page of Wands is good news, and the King of Swords tells me you’re doing a good job. Possibly even working in the legal field and delivering justice, but to everyone except yourself. There’s an imbalance here.
If we interpret the 2 of Cups from a romantic perspective, maybe you need to spend more time with your SO. Or maybe a romantic relationship is a missing element from your life.
Clarifiers: 4 of Swords, Judgement, Death, 10 of Swords (Reversed)
I think you definitely need to be resting. The workaholic in you needs to die (more or less). You may be running yourself ragged here, especially if working in the legal field and taking on everyone’s urgent problems. Remember to take time for yourself. You can’t help anyone if you’re bone-tired. Consider reworking your calendar so you have more breaks while still accomplishing what you need to, whether you’re in the legal field or not.
I recommend amethyst and aquamarine under your pillow for a good nights’ sleep.
9 of Swords (Reversed): incoming stressor
Lovers (Reversed): weak connections
4 of Cups: boredom, stagnancy
Pisces, it seems that either some of you are bored in your current relationship or you’re bored without a romantic relationship. Maybe you are single and are looking for someone to catch your eye. If you are the former, I think you should consider strengthening the connection you have to this person before severing it. Bottom line is: you used to lose sleep over this problem, but not anymore. You’ve finally decided to “go with the flow” in a relaxing, “I can’t control anything about this world” kind of way.
Clarifiers: Devil (Reversed), Wheel of Fortune, 5 of Pentacles, 10 of Wands
I think a piece of you has always desired external validation, but that piece of you is dying. The reversed Devil feels like someone trying to change and do better, but maybe all of this shadow work is tiring for you. Remember, when working on yourself, it is okay to take a break. You don’t have to spend every day tackling your traumas. The Wheel of Fortune suggests good news: a real change.
As far as the Lovers card goes, look around at the weak connections in your life. Ask yourself if you still want them and if they need to be stronger. Spend July with this in mind. Maybe some of this has already started for you.
I recommend lapis lazuli, occasionally known as the Stone of Friendship, to help improve your connections. Blue quartz will help improve any communication issues. If you don’t have blue quartz, try blue lace agate or turquoise.
7 of Cups (Reversed): “Seeing things clearly”
King of Cups (Reversed): bottled up emotions
6 of Swords (Reversed): inability to move on
Cancer, this looks like last month’s pull, only some healing has taken place. Last month, some of the Cancers were waiting for someone to return. This person's departure was a heavy blow to the Cancer involved. A big shock. Now time has passed, you have finally seen this person for who they are, but the pain of this relationship going sideways has been really hard for you to release. You may be thinking, “It hurts to address it, so why bother?”
Clarifiers: 5 of Pentacles, Moon, Wheel, 8 of Cups, Queen of Cups (Reversed)
I already know this won’t resonate for every Cancer...
The 5 of Pentacles and 8 of Cups is back from May. You have some repressed emotions to deal with. I don’t think they’re as sticky as Libras are, but these bottled-up emotions will definitely give you more trouble if you don’t start to process them now. Since we have a Queen and a King, I almost want to say these issues may be related to your parents . . . Cancer, I wish you strength. Realizing the truth about any unhealthy relationship is always a tough hit to the chest. Please take care of yourself.
I recommend healing crystals chrysocolla and clear quartz to help with healing.
7 of Wands (Reversed): giving up
Hanged Man: waiting
5 of Swords: argument, conflict
This is a little unclear to me. I want to say you have recently lost an argument with someone and you’re waiting for them to come back, or vice versa, but... they’re not going to. This is a very odd pull for me. I think this relationship may be at its end, Taurus.
Clarifiers: Knight of Wands (Reversed), Judgement, 4 of Swords, 8 of Swords (Reversed)
You are definitely sitting around waiting for this person. I need you to use better judgment here. I understand waiting, but why completely halt your life? What were you doing before this person arrived? Go back to that. I feel like you put your life on pause when this person came around, and without them, life seems different. Intimidating. Foreign. Remember who you are. Spend some time grounding this month. Give your mind a break.
You are not trapped by this person’s absence.
I recommend selenite to cleanse your energetic field (be sure to dance and have more fun to replace this energy) and hematite for grounding and protection.
3 of Swords: heartbreak
5 of Wands (Reversed): inner conflict, lack of external obstacles
8 of Wands: advancement
I feel like a recent heartbreak has derailed your life as well. Maybe the vacation you took recently made you realize you wanted more out of your life ---- if you took my advice in last month’s pull, that is. I didn’t mean to cause any distress, and this is a good time to look within and decide your next path. It feels like you’re buzzing with ideas, but you’re not sure where to start.
Clarifiers: 3 of Cups, King of Wands, 4 of Cups (Reversed), Page of Wands
There is an urgency to discover your next move. I think your friends have really come in handy for you lately, or will soon, and you should bounce more ideas off of them or someone close to you. Get creative. Plan a hypothetical life and keep track of what excites you. Follow this excitement to a new path. Have fun planning your life!
I recommend tiger’s eye to increase your natural creativity and hematite for grounding. Be sure to meditate more during the summer!
10 of Pentacles: fulfillment
Tower (Reversed): storm has passed
Chariot: life goes on
Regardless of how we're going with the outcome of last month’s tarot pull, many Capricorns have finally come into their own this month, or will soon. You are one of the few signs who aren’t having an existential crisis and seem to be okay.
Clarifiers: 9 of Swords (Reversed), Knight of Wands, Magician (Reversed), Justice
I would say your only problem now is with working out your potential. You have a goal to accomplish and you’re currently psyching yourself out, telling yourself why you can’t accomplish it. Justice urges you to look back at previous ventures. Were you scared then? Did you still do it? Did you die? Okay. Keep this in mind as you move forward in life. Sometimes, you have to accomplish your goal while still scared of failure. The fear may never leave entirely and that is okay. It is whether you do your job or not that determines if you failed. Go easy on yourself!
I recommend moonstone to ease emotional instability and citrine to attract some extra cash (only if you do the work, though).
Overall Energy for the Collective in July 2021:
I’m surprised so many people were still dealing with energy from May. A few of the pulls felt the same, but we’re in June! It is safe to say most of the zodiac signs have had a tough Mercury Retrograde and Eclipse Season. Several of them are stuck in the past, either by indecision or heartbreak. A few of them are buzzing with ideas for a new life, but have no idea which way to go. I would say everyone is pretty fatigued and in need of some time to properly recuperate. Self-care should be everyone’s top priority for the rest of June and all of July.
Take care, everyone! See you in July.
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