DECEMBER 2017 - TAROTSCOPES with OUR TAROT

BY: SARAH SHIPMAN

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)

Mary Shelley - XVIII The Moon

You’re going to finish off 2017 by diving into creativity-mode. You may want to physically clear some space in your home, studio, or office to make room (at least symbolically) for the growth that you are primed to experience in the coming few weeks. You may find yourself up late some nights, losing sleep because your mind is running wild with ideas. Don’t fight this; you’ll catch up on the sleep later.


TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 20)

Jane Addams & Ellen Gates Starr - VI The Lovers

This month, look to join forces with someone else in order to create your dreams. Another pair of eyes may be exactly what you need to look at what you’ve done so far and help get you to the next level in 2018. Even if that perfect collaborator or partner doesn’t come along, think about the ways you’ve been working against yourself. Find ways to be a better friend to you. Facilitate your own flourishing.

GEMINI (MAY 21 - JUNE 20)

Sojourner Truth - Knight of Cups

December may feel intense for you, in either positive or negative ways (or both!), but it’s all in your best interest. The year is winding down in a way that will set you up for an adventurous 2018. Brainstorm how you can use this emotional intensity productively. Channel it into your projects, your self-care routine, spiritual practice, therapy… you will know how to proceed.


CANCER (JUNE 21 - JULY 22)

Lucrezia Borgia - 7 of Swords

December is a good time for you to make a clean break from the circumstances and relationships that are holding you back. This month, you may experience someone trying to manipulate you (whether on purpose or just unconsciously, due to their own trauma). Now that the year is ending, decide where you want your boundaries to be. Fortify these protective--but not impenetrable barriers--with your ocean-deep love and sensitivity.


LEO (JULY 23 - AUGUST 22)

Ka’iulani - Queen of Cups

Round out 2017 by integrating all you have learned together. Only you will know exactly what that should look like, and how that should feel. There are areas of your life that are currently not touching and interacting with each other, and while compartmentalization can be useful, it’s making you feel scattered. Prioritize what’s most important, and let your worlds collide.

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22)

Helen Keller - 2 of Swords

Get in touch with your grounded, earthy energy to explore new ideas, and come to a new understanding either about yourself, others, or both. This has been is a recurring theme for you this year. Is there some pattern of your behavior, or aspect of your life, that you have been overlooking (or ignoring)? In December, you’re in a great position to discover something new.
 

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 22)

Mamie Till-Mobley - XI Justice

If this year has been a tough one for you, full of ups and downs, this month is the time for you to shift your energy and focus. Bring balance to the situation. And that can mean a lot of different things to different people, so spend some time contemplating what the best approach may be--for you. It’s impossible to truly know the future, but you will have a good sense of “right versus wrong” this month to help guide you.
 

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 22)

Corazon Aquino - 4 of Wands

As the year ends, it’s a great time for you to be the leader on a project, or plan a group trip, or anything that requires your unique talent for turning imagined ideas into real-life experiences. 2018 is already shaping up to be a fascinating adventure for you and your circle! You’ll be able to connect with others this month in a way that inspires and motivates them, and you.
 

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 21)

Murasaki Shikibu - Ace of Pentacles

As you get comfortable in Sagittarius season (happy birthday!), you’ll find that you can be prolific this month. It’s time to get all those ideas out into the world! Whether that means on paper, online, at work, at home. Things have been cooking all throughout 2017 and now that 2018 is around the corner, it’s time to take the pie out of the oven. Let the world have a slice!
 

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19)

Sophie Scholl - 5 of Wands

As the year ends, you may find there’s a last burst of negative energy that you need to work against. That’s okay. You have the know-how and the mental/emotional stamina to handle it. Be patient and trust that this is temporary. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind, even if the consequences seem scary. Having compassion, even for those with whom you disagree, will help you to get you through to the new year.
 

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 19)

Ada Lovelace - 6 of Pentacles

You have a gift to share with the world, now that one year is coming to an end, and the next is dawning. It will be exciting, diverting month for you. You’ll likely have a lightbulb, “aha!” type of moment where you get a new idea or solution. Just remember to pace yourself and stay balanced. It might be necessary for you to collaborate with others in order to manifest your new idea.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)

Henriette Delille - 3 of Wands

Look toward the new year with the intention of expansion. What boundaries do you currently have in place that may be keeping you from being the best version of yourself? No one else can determine who you should be--it’s a collaboration between you and your higher self. Spend some time in your own mindfulness and/or spiritual practice determining how 2018 can be dedicated to your personal growth.

 

SARAH SHIPMAN IS AN ARTIST, DESIGNER, HISTORY NERD, PSYCHOLOGY GEEK, AND COUNSELING STUDENT. WITHIN HER GROUP OF FRIENDS, SHE IS KNOWN AS THE PERSON TO ASK WHICH PLANETS ARE CURRENTLY RETROGRADING.  EACH MONTH, SHE WILL REVEAL A SPECIAL SPIRIT GUIDE OR MESSAGE REPRESENTED BY A CARD FROM HER DECK FOR YOUR ZODIAC SIGN.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HER NEW DECK - OUR TAROT - CHECK OUT HER WEBSITE

NOVEMBER 2017 - TAROTSCOPES with OUR TAROT

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)

Shirley Chisholm - Temperance

Keep moving forward with your plans, but be thinking long-term rather than focusing only on what’s in front of you. There is value, sometimes, in doing the latter, but this month is a good time for you to meditate on how you want to wrap up this year, and how you want to start the next one. Start building a foundation now, even if that means just writing down your plans on paper.



TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 20)

Jane Grey - 10 of Swords

November is your time to let go of what you can’t control—which are most things. That can be fortunate or unfortunate depending on how you look at it. There may be some obstacles that arise in the coming weeks that require your acceptance, rather than a hard-fought resolution. Feel what direction your gut is pulling you and don’t overwhelm yourself with stories about what you “should” do.


GEMINI (MAY 21 - JUNE 20)

Cleopatra - Keeper of Wands

Use this month to make powerful connections! Find a networking event to attend, or go to some social gatherings where you can meet new, exciting people. Your charms are especially irresistible lately! However, don’t get yourself tied up into any big commitments or contracts just yet—hold off for a little while and get a more in-depth of the situation and the people involved.


CANCER (JUNE 21 - JULY 22)

St. Julian of Norwich - 3 of Swords

November is a good month for you to look back at the recent months and consider how you can transform any obstacles and/or emotional pain into something different. Maybe it’s time to start your novel, or at least write an article about an issue close to your heart. Perhaps you need to spend some time away from social connections that currently feel toxic or draining. Your deep feelings are guiding you to the place where inspiration will strike you.


LEO (JULY 23 - AUGUST 22)


Elizabeth I - The Wheel of Fortune

You have the potential to be on top of your game this month. There may be a current negative situation that seems never-ending, but this month, it’s likely that something will give way, lessen, and disappear. And what better to take the place of some negative energy than your bright shining light?

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22)

Josephine Baker - Queen of Wands
 

November is a great time for you to be creative. Whatever projects you begin are going to fill you with joy, and your happiness will likely be infectious. If you are hoping to work on some sort of collaborative effort, whether it be professional or personal, you can set the tone for the entire project with your enthusiasm. Even if you’re pursuing your goals solo, this is a great time for you to take a little risk and have fun at the same time.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 22)

Emily Dickinson - The Hermit

Take some time to yourself this month, even though it’s your nature to be social and charming. Make sure you’re staying true to yourself, even if you feel alone in doing so. That feeling, while perfectly valid, is temporary. People will be drawn to your authentic and balanced energy sooner or later.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 22)

Eleanor Roosevelt - Keeper of Cups

Take stock of your current relationships and how they are affecting you. Who in your life is draining your energy? Most importantly, who is supporting you and challenging you to be the best version of yourself? November is a good time for you to re-configure and arrange these connections to best serve your current emotional and spiritual needs.


SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 21)

Mary Shelley - The Moon

Take the time, and spend the energy, preparing yourself to go deep into a mode of creativity and transformation this month. You may want to physically clear some space in your room, studio, or office to make room (at least symbolically) for the growth that you are primed to experience in the coming few weeks. You may find yourself up late some nights, losing sleep because your mind is running wild with ideas. Don’t fight this; you’ll catch up on the sleep later.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19)
 

Hattie McDaniel - Knight of Wands

This month, remember to find the humor in the array of situations you find yourself in. If you take yourself too seriously, you may not see the big picture, or be able to appreciate anything new coming into your life. November is a good month for you to sharpen any skills you’ve been already working on, or pick up a project you’ve previously neglected.


AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 19)

Wu Zeitan - 10 of Wands

This November, you are going to be going, going, going… Remember to prioritize. Sometimes the secret to “doing it all,” is to just not. Instead, focus on a few chosen areas that truly bring you joy. You are in a great position to put in your best work this month.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)

Katherine Johnson - 8 of Pentacles

You may feel like the odds are currently stacked against you. Keep plugging away at whatever it is you’re working on, personal and/or professional. You may not get the promotion you were hoping for, but another (and better) one is likely coming up. Keep your nose to the grindstone and keep improving what’s important to you.

 

SARAH SHIPMAN IS AN ARTIST, DESIGNER, HISTORY NERD, PSYCHOLOGY GEEK, AND COUNSELING STUDENT. WITHIN HER GROUP OF FRIENDS, SHE IS KNOWN AS THE PERSON TO ASK WHICH PLANETS ARE CURRENTLY RETROGRADING.  EACH MONTH, SHE WILL REVEAL A SPECIAL SPIRIT GUIDE OR MESSAGE REPRESENTED BY A CARD FROM HER DECK FOR YOUR ZODIAC SIGN.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HER NEW DECK - OUR TAROT - CHECK OUT HER WEBSITE TO PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

OCTOBER 2017 - TAROTSCOPE with OUR TAROT

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Benazir Bhutto - Queen of Swords

It’s important that you take the lead this month. Whether in your social life or at work, or
both, you’re meant to be in a leadership role in the coming weeks. Remember to stay
organized; keep a notebook handy to write down inspiration and ideas. Communicate
clearly with your friends, collaborators, colleagues and teammates. You may need to keep
an eye out for folks who don’t have your best interest at heart, but making your expectations clear, and listening mindfully to theirs, will help you avoid obstacles.

 

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 20)
Isabella Stewart Gardner - 4 of Pentacles

Look back over all you’ve accomplished this year. What do you want to continue and build
upon? Be wary of holding onto things, people, or situations that simply are not serving you
now that summer has given way to fall. Anything toxic and needlessly anxiety-making will
simply get in your way. This is the time for you to take steps toward goals that reflect your
best qualities, and do work that feeds your spirit.

 

GEMINI (MAY 21 - JUNE 20)
Alice Coltrane - 4 of Cups

This is a great month for you to be creative. Push yourself outside your comfort zone
somewhat. Often, the best results are yielded by shaking up your routine. Is there a current
problem or issue in your life you wish would just disappear? Instead, think about how you
can use it as a jumping off point for a new endeavor. How can you synthesize this obstacle
into your life and make it into something altogether different?

 


CANCER (JUNE 21 - JULY 22)
Helen Keller - 2 of Swords

This is a good month for you to use your intuitive Cancer energy to explore new ideas, and
come to a new understanding either about yourself, others, or both. Is there some pattern of
your behavior, or aspect of your life, that you have been overlooking (or ignoring)? October
will be a good month for you to turn your focus and sensitivity toward that.

 

LEO (JULY 23 - AUGUST 22)
Josephine Baker - Queen of Wands

Summer is over, but your fiery Leo energy is burning hot this month. This is a good time for
you to take risks and try doing the things that make you a little nervous. If you’re planning a
move, or starting a new job, or launching a business… know that luck is on your side this
month. Just stay aligned with your personal values and don’t compromise your integrity.

 

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22)
Sarah Grimké and Angelina Grimké - 2 of Wands

This most recent lunar cycle, which started out in your sign, is packing a wallop for you.
There may be a sacrifice you have to make this month in your efforts to design a better life
for yourself. Like ripping off a bandage, it might hurt at first, but it’s the right move. The pain
will wear off quickly and you’ll be satisfied with the results.

 

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 22)
Georgiana Cavendish (neé Spencer) - 8 of Swords

As we’re entering Libra season, you’re ready to look and feel fabulous. If you don’t already,
spend some time practicing some much needed self-care. While that definitely includes
taking a relaxing bath and getting enough sleep, it also means making sure you’re being
authentic as you can be. Don’t be afraid to be yourself right now; people will love you for
you.


SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 22)
Mamie Till-Mobley - Justice

If you’ve been dealing with some tough stuff lately, this month is a good time for you to shift your energy and focus to bring balance to the situation. And that can mean a lot of different things, so spend some time contemplating what the best approach may be. It’s impossible to truly know the future, but you will have a good sense of “right versus wrong” this month to help guide you.


 

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 21)

Khadijah bint Khuwaylid - 9 of Pentacles

Look forward to an abundant harvest season, whether that be a literal or figurative harvest.
Things are coming together for you, even if you can’t see that just yet. This month, trust in
your personal power. Your intuition is on point right now; you know what decisions to make
that will be best for you. This is a great time for you to put a lot of energy into your passion
projects and reap the rewards of your hard work.

 

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19)
Eleanor of Aquitaine - 7 of Cups

You’ll have a lot of different directions you can go this October (and even in the coming
months after that-- looks like a bountiful harvest for you!). You may feel ill-equipped to deal
with the responsibility of all these choices. Don’t get stuck in mulling it over for the entire
month. You have what it takes to make the right decisions for your future. And if you are
open to change, the decisions you make this month could result in some wonderful
adventures.

 

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 19)
Sophie Scholl - 5 of Wands

You may come up against an energy this month that you have to work against. That’s okay.
You have what it takes to be able to stand in your boots (it’s fall, after all, put some boots
on). Be patient and trust that this is temporary. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind, even if
the consequences seem scary. Having compassion, even for those with whom you
disagree, will help you to get through the month.

 

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Lucy Hicks Anderson - 6 of Swords

This month, as summer is officially giving way to fall, spend some of your energy and time
meditating on your current circumstances. Are you in any situations that aren’t serving you?
Maybe there are “stories” that have been a part of your personal narrative before that simply
no longer make sense; maybe they never really suited you at all. If you need to, this month
you can make moves this month to leave a toxic situation. It will make a difference.

 

SARAH SHIPMAN IS AN ARTIST, DESIGNER, HISTORY NERD, PSYCHOLOGY GEEK, AND COUNSELING STUDENT. WITHIN HER GROUP OF FRIENDS, SHE IS KNOWN AS THE PERSON TO ASK WHICH PLANETS ARE CURRENTLY RETROGRADING.  EACH MONTH, SHE WILL REVEAL A SPECIAL SPIRIT GUIDE OR MESSAGE REPRESENTED BY A CARD FROM HER DECK FOR YOUR ZODIAC SIGN.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HER NEW DECK - OUR TAROT - CHECK OUT HER WEBSITE TO PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

SEPTEMBER 2017 - TAROTSCOPES with OUR TAROT

ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)

Queen Nzinga - Keeper of Pentacles

This is a month during which you can successfully strategize. Think about what you want to accomplish in the coming months, in this last quarter of the year. If there’s some sort of complex set of issues you’ve been trying to sort out at work, home, or school (or some combination of those realms), you’ll receive the guidance necessary this month to be able to make things right.



TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 20)

Héloïse - 5 of Cups

Something may occur this month that will feel like a loss. It’s okay to take your time to move through it. If you find it helpful, keep a journal of your thoughts to aid in your process. Whether this loss is material or intangible, professional or personal, it’s something that can speed up your personal growth, if you let it.
 

GEMINI (MAY 21 - JUNE 20)

Bibi Russell - 10 of Cups

All the hard work you’ve been putting in this year is going to be paying off big time this month. Abundance is on its way to you. If there are any creative projects you’ve been thinking about putting out there (finally publishing that article, writing a business plan, painting a self-portrait, *making a Tarot deck*), this month is a time that it will be well-received.

 

CANCER (JUNE 21 - JULY 22)

Queen Victoria -  The Emperor

This month is shaping up to be a good one for you. You may find that you’re able to take on leadership roles like never before. While you’re working on these new projects, you might find that one of your friends or colleagues is an incredibly helpful and understanding collaborator. Also, if you have the means and the motivation, this would be a good time to pick up some new, interesting pieces for your wardrobe. You might find that you’re going to be a trendsetter this month.

 

LEO (JULY 23 - AUGUST 22)

Claudette Colvin - 7 of Wands

This month, the choices you make for yourself may not seem of much consequence. Perhaps lately, you’ve been feeling a little burnt out or like you’re fighting against the energy of last month’s Mercury retrograde and solar eclipse. But as time goes on, you’ll come to find that fate was on your side. Put your best foot forward, and you’ll begin a positive and beneficial chain reaction.

 

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22)

Helen Keller  - 2 of Swords

As we enter the final quarter of the year, now is the time to take stock of what you have and what you’re looking to bring in. What have you been overlooking? If there’s that one item on your list you really need to accomplish, or a bad habit you want to kick, this month will be when you finally notice the obstacles in your life, or patterns in your own behavior, that have been in your way.

 

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 22)

Mary I - Knight of Pentacles

Be careful not to get caught up in “shoulds.” There’s a lot of things the people around us may think we should do. And sometimes it’s hard not to want to try to do all those things to make people happy. However, this month, you may be given some well-intentioned suggestions that simply do not resonate with who you’re meant to be. It’s okay to politely and charmingly disregard that kind of advice.

 

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 22)

Eleanor of Aquitaine - 7 of Cups

This month, you may feel like you have too many choices, not enough information to make the right decision, or both. However, it turns out, you are in a great position this month to make a good call. Stay grounded in your personal power, and only consult with friends who have stood by you for a long time. You’ll know what to do.

 

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 21)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - The Sun

If you haven’t been having enough fun all summer, this month is a good time to make up for it. Turn up the music, dance around. Book that massage. If there’s some task or chore you can delegate out to another person, do it. You’ll free up space for some much-needed happiness and creative energy.


CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19)

Maria Tallchief - Ace of Wands

You’re primed to have a “lightbulb moment” this month--a big idea might strike you like a lightning bolt. If you already have it, but haven’t gotten started, you may need to rearrange certain aspects of your life to make room for this new project. You’ll feel so much better when you do.

 

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 19)

Gertrude Ederle - 8 of Cups

If you’re going on a trip this month, it’s going to be a great one! Don’t be surprised if something really cool happens. Maybe you’ll meet a new mentor, or find a new love interest, or get hired for a new job. Even if nothing quite that significant pops up, it’s still going to be an important journey. Make sure to stay present and take it all in.

 

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)

Anne Frank - The Star

Dreamy Pisces, with the Full Moon in your sign this month, you’re so tuned into the spirit/dream world as you move through the physical realm. Don’t let others’ shenanigans distract you too much from staying mindful of your thoughts and feelings. That’s your intuition guiding you. Definitely consider keeping a dream journal this month, if you don’t already.

 

SARAH SHIPMAN IS AN ARTIST, DESIGNER, HISTORY NERD, PSYCHOLOGY GEEK, AND COUNSELING STUDENT. WITHIN HER GROUP OF FRIENDS, SHE IS KNOWN AS THE PERSON TO ASK WHICH PLANETS ARE CURRENTLY RETROGRADING.  EACH MONTH, SHE WILL REVEAL A SPECIAL SPIRIT GUIDE OR MESSAGE REPRESENTED BY A CARD FROM HER DECK FOR YOUR ZODIAC SIGN.

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)

Catherine II  - Queen of Pentacles

It’s time to combine your two best qualities, your confidence and your ingenuity, to make sure you do what’s best for you this month. This is not the time to spread yourself too thin among people and/or projects. Close your eyes and imagine your main goal, and don’t let anything else stop you this month.


TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 20)

Ka’iulani - Queen of Cups

Be in touch with your emotional experience and the memories they bring up, but be careful not to let them control you. Let them serve as information to help you navigate your way through the present and future. Your intuition, the subtle and not-so-subtle sensations in your body, are there to guide you.
 

GEMINI (MAY 21 - JUNE 20)

Charlotte, Anne, and Emily Brontë - 3 of Cups

Your friends, close family and other companions may be your source of liveliness and creativity this month. People don’t make things in a vacuum--we’re social creatures. Don’t RSVP ‘no’ to that dinner invite with some old friends. A lot of good will come from you taking the time to be present with people you care about.


CANCER (JUNE 21 - JULY 22)

Ada Lovelace - 6 of Pentacles

You have a gift to share with the world this month. It will be exciting and diverting for you; you’ll likely have a lightbulb, “aha!” type of moment where you get a new idea or solution. Just remember to pace yourself and stay balanced. It might be necessary for you to collaborate with others in order to manifest your new idea.
 

LEO (JULY 23 - AUGUST 22)

Heloise - 5 of Cups

You might go through a loss this month, but even when it happens, you’ll be able to look within yourself and know it’s for the best. Leos are nothing if not strong on their own, and this month you will feel very in touch with your own identity. Perhaps you’ll even discover new strengths in yourself that you hadn’t noticed before.

 

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22)

Corazon Aquino  - 4 of Wands

This is a great time for you to be the leader on a project, or plan a group trip, or anything that requires your unique talent for turning imagined ideas into real-life experiences. Especially if it involves delegating tasks to other people. You’ll be able to connect with others this month in a way that inspires and motivates them, and you.

 

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 22)

Sojourner Truth - Knight of Cups

Whatever it is you’re passionate about and makes your cup runneth over, this month is the time to let people know. Consider writing and publishing an essay or sharing a video showcasing your knowledge and enthusiasm. You have a lot less to lose than you might think, and a lot more to gain.

 

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 22)

Temple Grandin - The Magician

Try to completely shift stuff around for yourself this month. That could mean finally getting office organized. Or it could be something bigger. Maybe there’s a family member whom you just don’t understand; this might be a time when you’re more able to see where they’re coming from (not necessarily agree with them, especially if they’re toxic, but your understanding will lend both of you more peace).

 

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 21)

Queen Nzinga - Keeper of Pentacles

You’re on top of your game this month. If there’s some sort of complex set of issues you’ve been trying to sort out at work, home, or school (or some combination of those realms), you’ll receive the guidance necessary this month to be able to make things right. Even if a seemingly insurmountable obstacles arises, don’t be too quick to abandon your goal, as the obstacle could prove to be a catalyst after some reexamination.

 

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19)

Frida Kahlo - Death

The message of Death is just as much about renewal and transition as it is about endings. Something, maybe some phase of your life, is fading out while a new scene fades in. Get in touch with your feelings, perhaps take some time out to meditate and get clear about what you want for the month, the remainder of the summer, and the rest of the year.

 

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 19)

Sophia Duleep Singh - Judgement

This is a powerful card that calls you to complete a great task, but your Aquarian mind is just the sort that can do it. Look for signs and details from the universe/your higher power that will lend you clarity and insight. Examine your impressions and judgments about others and your current situation, as you may be guided to see things in a new light.

 

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)

Joan of Arc - The Fool

This month will be a good month for you to start a new project. Has there been something stirring in your mind, like a home improvement project, a new business, an event you want to plan? Or maybe it’s something more emotionally high-stakes, like finally asking out that woman you keep running into at the coffee shop. Now is the time to follow your desire and take action, even if it feels risky.

JULY 2017 - TAROTSCOPES with OUR TAROT

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)

Jane Addams & Mary Rozet Smith - The Lovers

July is the month for you to manifest something very special and lasting. It could be a project or a relationship, or both… Maybe something you bring about with the help of a partner. Here’s a secret, though: you can be your own partner. Make sure to keep in touch with your inner child and keep up with your self-care as you work toward your goals this month.
 

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 20)

Sojourner Truth - Knight of Cups

Whatever it is you’re passionate about that makes your cup runneth over, this month is the time to let people know. Consider writing and publishing an essay or sharing a video showcasing your knowledge and enthusiasm. You have a lot less to lose than you might think, and a lot more to gain.

GEMINI (MAY 21 - JUNE 20)

Anne Boleyn - Tower

There are some events and people who cannot be avoided, good and bad. However, quick-witted Geminis are up to the task. This month you may be asked to make the best out of a bad situation. Just remember to protect your personal boundaries and maintain what’s most important to you.

CANCER (JUNE 21 - JULY 22)

Ka’iulani - Queen of Cups

Happy birthday! And what a Cancer-like card to receive for this month… Be in touch with your emotional experience and the memories they bring up, but be careful not to let them control you. Let them serve as information to help you navigate your way through the present and future. Your intuition is even more powerful than usual this July.

LEO (JULY 23 - AUGUST 22)

Alice Coltrane - 4 of Cups

It’s possible that even with all your charms, skills, and talents… there’s something valuable you’re missing. And it’s likely something really good. An opportunity, or a person, or a solution you haven’t considered before. Keep your mind especially open to new perspectives this month.

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22)

Mae Jemison - Ace of Swords

July could be a month when you see your organized efforts really paying off. Don’t be afraid to bend the rules just a little bit if it serves you better to do so. For all you know, people may be grateful you took the initiative.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 22)

Eleanor Roosevelt - Keeper of Cups

You’re experiencing some strong stuff, emotionally. Luckily, being all all about balance, you’ve got what it takes to transform these experiences into art, activism, spiritual practice, exercise… whatever it is you love to do, let your feelings be released and evolve through those activities.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 22)

Hypatia - The Hanged Woman

July is a good time for you to conduct research about a new idea or venture. You’ve got the right energy this month to synthesize all those disparate pieces of information into a project, a presentation, a book you’re gonna write… you know what it is. Get what you need together so you can get started.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 21)

Audrey Munson - Ace of Cups

July is a shining month for you, and by this I mean you are radiant. Take notice of all the beauty within and around you. Appreciate what’s lovely. If you haven’t started a gratitude journal, this month might be a good time to write down what you’re thankful for.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19)

Mary Shelley - The Moon

I couldn’t help but smile when I pulled this card for you, for this month of all months! On July 9th there’s a full moon in your sign, and Mary Shelley’s message is this: look deep, go deeper, and come out on the other side stronger, more interesting, and better than you were before.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 19)

Boudica - 6 of Wands

July is heating up for you in more ways than one. It’s very possible you’ll be faced with a situation where you have to step up as a leader, at work or in your personal life. Trust in yourself to be able.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)

Arabella Mansfield - Justice

Your depth of emotion and creativity can serve a worthy cause this month. Is there an organization with which you’ve been thinking about volunteering? Go for it. They need someone like you. Just remember to stay accountable to yourself and others.

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)

Harriet Tubman - The Chariot

June is your month to really pack a punch. If you have a work project or side-hustle you’re trying to make happen, this is the time to put in all your best efforts and come out on the other side of it as the leader of a victory parade.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 20)

Jane Austen - Page of Swords

You’re going to be making people laugh this month. And in the unlikely event that you don’t, you’ll keep yourself company with your own daydreams. Keep a notebook, sketch pad, or laptop handy so you can be sure to remember your ideas and develop them into bigger projects as June progresses.

GEMINI (MAY 21 - JUNE 20)

Frida Kahlo - Death

The message of Death is just as much about renewal and transition as it is about endings. Something, maybe some phase of your life, is fading out while a new scene fades in. Perhaps this is meant to be a significant birthday for you. Get in touch with your feelings, perhaps take some time out to meditate and get clear about what you want for the month, and the rest of the year. 

CANCER (JUNE 21 - JULY 22)

Katherine Johnson - 8 of Pentacles

You may feel like the odds are currently stacked against you. Keep plugging away at whatever it is you’re working on, personal and/or professional. You may not get the promotion you were hoping for, but another (and better) one is likely coming up. Keep your nose to the grindstone and keep improving what’s important to you.

LEO (JULY 23 - AUGUST 22)

Isabella Stewart Gardner - 4 of Pentacles

Take stock of what you’ve been doing the past several months: how is it all coming together? You may be tempted to cling to your beliefs or ideas, even if they’re not working for you right now. Remember to let go of what’s not serving you.

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22)

Lady Jane Grey - 10 of Swords

If there’s something bothering you, like a physical or mental health ailment, now is the time to seek treatment, if you can, and take good care of yourself. There are plenty of things out of your control, but your own acts of self-care and self-love are yours to manage.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 22)

St. Julian of Norwich - 3 of Swords

Some difficult emotional stuff may come up for you this month, but you will have the strength to deal with it. Remember to take care of yourself through it all; divide up the task of unpacking baggage into manageable pieces. 

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 22)

Ada Lovelace - 6 of Pentacles

You have a gift to share with the world this month. June will be exciting for you; you’ll likely have a lightbulb, “AHA!” type of moment where you get a new idea or solution. Just remember to pace yourself and stay balanced. It might be necessary for you to collaborate with others in order to manifest your new idea.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 21)

Sophia Duleep Singh - Judgement

Did May have you feeling down or go by too fast? If it did, you’re going to feel revived and enjoy what June has to offer you. Look for signs and details from the universe/your higher power that will lend you clarity and insight. Examine your impressions and judgments about others and your current situation, as you may be guided to see things in a new light.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19)

Temple Grandin - The Magician

Try to completely shift stuff around for yourself this month. Maybe that just means rearranging your bedroom, or getting your files organized. It could be something bigger. Maybe there’s a family member whom you just don’t understand; this might be a time when you’re more able to see where they’re coming from (not necessarily agree with them, especially if they’re toxic, but your understanding will lend both of you more peace).

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 19)

Josephine Baker - Queen of Wands

Wow, wow, wow! June is a good time for you to take a risk. If you’re about to move or start a new job, take heart, you’ll do great. If nothing new and/or risky is on your schedule… maybe it should be. Is there a martial arts or acro-yoga class you’ve been wanting to sign up for? Cutie at the coffee shop you’ve been meaning to talk to? Go for it. 

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)

Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë - 3 of Cups

Your friends, close family and other companions may be your source of liveliness and creativity this month. People don’t make things in a vacuum--we’re social creatures. Don’t RSVP ‘no’ to any dinner invites with some old friends. A lot of good will come from you taking the time to be present with people you care about.

 

Sarah Shipman is an artist, designer, history nerd, psychology geek, and counseling student. Within her group of friends, she is known as the person to ask which planets are currently retrograding.  Each month, she will reveal a special spirit guide or message represented by a card from her deck for your zodiac sign. For a more indepth look at your card, check out the link below.

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - The Sun

Well, the sun may not be in your sign anymore, but you’re still in the spotlight! I don’t mean to be a wet blanket, but be careful not to avoid dealing with the hard stuff just because the good stuff feels so good right these days. You’re a fire sign, so charge yourself up in the sun’s rays, listen to some feel-good music, and do what you need to do.


TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 20)

Joan of Arc - The Fool

Happy birthday! After Mercury goes direct on May 3rd, this will be a good month for you to start a new project. Has there been something stirring in your mind, like a home improvement project, a new business, an event you want to plan? Now is the time to follow your desire and take action, even if it feels risky.


GEMINI (MAY 21 - JUNE 20)

Marilyn Monroe - 6 of Cups

May is bound to bring up some sentimental memories for you. Perhaps it’s your birthday coming up later this month/next month, or someone dear to you comes to visit. Maybe you watch that favorite childhood movie and notice something about it that you never did before. Something really productive and creative could come from this experience, so savor it.

CANCER (JUNE 21 - JULY 22)

Jane Austen - Page of Swords

You have a way with words this month. Especially after Mercury, the communication planet, goes direct on the 3rd, everything you say will flow. If there’s a presentation you’re planning on making, or a business plan you need to write, May is your month to get it done. Remember to keep your sense of humor, too, and have a little fun in the process.


LEO (JULY 23 - AUGUST 22)

Hildegard of Bingen - The High Priestess

May is a month of introspection for you; this might be a good time for your to receive divine guidance. All that fire energy is going to be present in your mind’s subconscious activities, so keep your notebook handy at your bedside to write down your dreams! You’re a social creature, but remember to take enough time for yourself to really get the most out of your self-reflection.


VIRGO (AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22)

Katie Sandwina - Strength

May is your month to pull through! Whatever it is you’ve been trying to accomplish, you can do it now, and you can do it on your own--if you want. It’s always okay to ask for help, too, but you can feel empowered by knowing you have everything you need to play big.


LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 22)

Sophia Duleep Singh - Judgement

If you’ve been feeling down recently, take heart, it’ll be this month that you finally feel revived and fresh! And even better, you’re going to have a sense of clarity around aspects of your life that you felt confused about before. Remember to examine your own judgements about others and your current situation; maybe there’s a new way of seeing things. 


SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 22)

Harriet Tubman - The Chariot

May is your month to find the direction you want to go in for the rest of the spring, maybe even the rest of the year. Just remember to strategize, don’t run into the situation blindly. Map out a plan, don your armor, gather your provisions, and onward!

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 21)

Khadija - 9 of Pentacles

Be sure to get all your financial ducks in a row this month! There may be an opportunity that comes up for you to make some serious bank--a new job, or maybe that side hustle you’ve been working on really picks up steam. Put in the work to be ready for upcoming opportunities, and the rest will fall into place.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19)

St. Julian of Norwich - 3 of Swords

This month might be that month that you have to unpack some difficult emotional baggage. But don’t worry, you’ve got the stuff it takes to complete the task with flying colors. Just remember to let yourself feel your feelings, even if they suck--it’s all temporary.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 19)

Assata Shakur - Keeper of Swords

May is a good time for you take on that leadership position that you’ve been offered. If you haven’t been offered one, create it for yourself. You’ve got the brainpower and the guts right now to really make your mark. Just remember to pay attention to the other people around you; some people may need to fade from your life, while others are best kept at your side.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)

Amelia Earhart - The World

May is a dreamy month for you. The year is almost halfway over, so take stock of your aspirations and pat yourself on the back for what you’ve accomplished so month. This month is a good time for you to connect to others around you, and to meet new friends. At the risk of sounding cheesy, I’ll say it: there’s a whole world out there for you!