Hello Lovelies!Welcome to June! It is my favorite month particularly as it is MY birthday month! Aside from that June like every other month has it's own energy although known for being a high time for weddings it is not a month just for love. It is the 6th month in the year, this number being a wholly feminine numeric representing 'The Mother' it is a time for nurturing and peace. This month I'm using the Mary-El Tarot by Marie White, this deck is ABSOLUTELY inspiring and it truly is Alchemy for the Soul!! Each card is divine and inspiring with unusual imagery such as The Fool (or King of the Monarchs as I like to call him) or the Ace of Swords depicted by a tied up bald eagle. You can tell Marie put her heart and soul into this deck with fabulous detail and beautiful art this deck is completely one a kind and I would (and will) use it on a regular basis. I suggest this deck for everyone from beginners to long time practitioners it is a MUST HAVE!
Gemini (May 21 - June 21) – You begin the month in the Ace of Swords telling you to look up and allow yourself to reach your goals. It is the time to get super focused on plans and putting things into action. Mid-month you move into the Page of Wands this is a time of miracles Gemini perfect for your birthday month! Just be sure to keep an eye out for them! You end the month as The Empress imbuing you with abundance and giving you the impulse to nurture those around you.
Aries (March 21 - April 20) – The Tower greets you at the beginning of June in the Mary-El depiction of the tower the fires blaze brightly in this black fortress with these burned bodies falling from its lofty height. Don't get paranoid though Aries!! Fire is the only element that causes permanent transformation, the sword forged in high heat is both beautiful and strong forever changed from it's beginnings as a simple steel bar. You will be put through the fire at the beginning of the month but will come out forever transformed! The Knight of Disks stops in during the middle of the month, usually when I think of Knights I think of large armored men on horseback but in this deck it is depicted as a child sitting upon a lounging white tiger. A depiction of innocence and friendship this card comes across as something (or someone) others may see as a danger but to you it becomes a great resource or friend! You end the month in the Six of Swords bringing divine protection and aiding you in building bridges between people who are currently in conflict.
Taurus (April 21 - May 20) – You start out in the Knight of Wands inviting a fresh energy to help change your current situation. This could be a person who brings in a new perspective or a new opportunity. Either way get ready because life is about to speed up! Temperance comes into play mid-month depicted as a tiger splashing into the water to fetch its prey this card warns that patience is key and right now may not be the best time to strike. Look for other opportunities or places to put your focus. You end the month in the Seven of Cups a solitary wolf sits, head bowed in profile the moon shines upon him. It is a relatively dark card but when I look into the eyes of this wolf it seems calculating to me, like they are biding their time and contemplating life's mysteries.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22) – June begins in the phase of the Magician telling you to be careful about underestimating yourself and to wake up and use your talents already! Don't deny your potential now is the time to find your niche and stick with it! If you are already in a career you love or have found your place in life now is the time to push boundaries and make things happen. The Emperor stops in during the middle of the month a sagely man with kind eyes and a plethora of symbolic tattoos he tries to remind you that patience is key and things do not happen overnight but keep applying that focused energy towards your current goals things will come to fruition. The Knight of Swords ends the month depicted by the owl in flight he tells you to look for the truth in the situations you currently face.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) – Strength can be found in faith now is the time to be the giver of it and not the taker. Mid-month brings you to the Eight of Wands, a child is cradled in a blanket held in the arms of a lion of fire. The animal protects the child and the child lies trustingly in his arms, this child trusts just as you must trust the Universe during this time. At the end of the month you move into the Queen of Swords depicted as two crows one with an eye in it's wing telling you that now is the time for intellectual discussions and the trading of ideas.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) – An archer rides through the sky clothed in orange on a beautiful white charger he is the Ten of Wands telling you to rise above your current situation, allow yourself to see things from a different perspective. The branches of a tree wrapped around the ankles suspended the Hanged Man, now is the time for rest and introspection Virgo, allow yourself time to relax. There is no room for fear and doubt! The King of Swords tells you to banish the words can't, won't and don't from your dictionary, allow yourself to think only in positives the last part of this month.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) – A beautiful and enigmatic white wolf stares back at you from the Seven of Wands, it's piercing green eyes are gentle and full of wisdom. It is time to master your higher self, act with valor and integrity. The Goddess Ma'at comes to you dancing sensually she is the womb of the World and tells you that now things have come full circle, success is yours, allow yourself to feel fulfilled. At the end of the month you move into the Eight of Disks two fierce lions converge over an innocent lamb these two opposing forces represent balance coming into your life. Embrace it!!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) – The Hierophant visits you at the beginning of the month telling you that now is the time to act with benevolence upon those around you as frustrating as the situation may be. You enter the Seven of Disks mid-month telling you to become the master maker of your own destiny, right now free will reigns so write out your own fairy tale story. You end the month in the Page of Swords telling you to do what is right, and act with unconditional love.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) – You start June in the Queen of Disks encouraging you to create a place where people can feel safe, secure and able to share their feelings, and ideas. Don't be surprised if during this time you feel compelled to spend more time with nature, either gardening, hiking or just walking down the street. The Devil greets you mid-month this character tries to trick you into taking the easy way out even if it is not the right way. Ignore it Sagittarius, whatever you do, do NOT take that road, follow your heart and your gut when making decisions during this time. At the end of the month you run into the Seven of Swords a crow holds a green marble in it's beak whilst a white snake tries to wrestle the prize away. Use your cunning, reason and ability to innovate to aid you with work issues this month Sag, rely only on yourself don't worry about anyone else.
Capricorn (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) – A satyr sits beneath a tree about to eat a delicious red apple, no I'm not talking about Sam LaHood from the Lion the Witch & the WardrobeYo I'm speaking of the King of Disks. This faun brings with him a mastery of life and the ability to enjoy it! He imparts this same talent to you during the beginning of June. The Fool greets you mid month surrounded by butterflies he speaks of great changes and new adventures, embrace the changes that are to come! The end of the month heralds the ten of Disks gifting you with the knowledge that you have helped to change a small part of your world and now is the time to take a moment and pat yourself on your back!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) – You begin June in the Four of Wands looking up towards the top of a large barren tree it seems to go on forever! The energy it must have taken this tree to grow so tall, this card tells you to turn your creative energy into physical energy aimed toward your own growth and transformation. The King of cups greets you at the middle of June a Poseidon-like figure floats on his back holding his trident surrounded by lily pads he offers you good sleep and a knowledge of the self which releases you from the death grip and rule of the mind. You end the month with Death giving you the opportunity for profound change, to end a chapter of your life and begin anew.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) – The Ten of Swords makes it's entrance at the beginning of June a skeletal crow rides upon a skeletal horse. The crow carries with him a scythe, this seems as though it would be most appropriate for the Death card however, I find that it suits very well, this card speaks of a death but it is the death of the ego, and the death of ignorance. A release from the mental prison that these two things can create. Embrace the freedom Pisces! The Eight of Cups stops in during the middle of June telling you to open your heart and act in love not in fear. You've released yourself from the prisons, now is the time to put on the mantle of righteousness. You end the month in The Chariot a woman is led by four wolves, be prepared for potential travel opportunities, also a realization of your power.
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