July/August 2018 Tarotscope – by Alex

July/August 2018 Tarotscope – by Alex

Welcome to your July/August 2018 Tarotscope. Of the twelve cards that were drawn, five were major arcana cards and this emphasises just how powerful a month we have coming up, with eclipse season in full swing. Resolving polarities and tensions is a big theme for the month. Sometimes this means finally sorting out old, stuck patterns and freeing up energy for new movement within old configurations. Other times it means the snake sheds its skin to leave something behind – either an older, outdated version of yourself that no longer works, or a situation past its sell-by date. These complexes and energies await resolution this month. The lunar eclipse of the 27th prefigures this and will assist – but if you hold onto outworn patterns you stagnate. That is our challenge this month – discerning the direction and having the courage to travel light. Have a great month.

Alex ❤

Aries July/August 2018 Tarotscope

Jasper and Garnet

ARIES: Shortly after the Sun enters Leo (your solar 5th house), the moon enters Capricorn, where she struggles. Creativity is often compromised once outputs are elevated over processes. It seems to me that some person or institution may be demanding you ‘knuckle down’ to produce the results they (or it) expect. You appear to be in an ego conflict that is leading to tension. They likely have power over you, or are defining what counts as success. The eclipse on the 27th suggests that your best way of dealing with this, while maintaining your creative process, is to liberate your feelings by moving the goalposts. Try to show those you are contesting that the world is ever changing and that flexible ideas are more adaptable than tangible products. The point is less to win an argument than to sell your passion convincingly.

Taurus July/August 2018 Tarotscope

Moonstone and Green Jasper

TAURUS: Feelings can have an ‘in your face’ quality to them. And the messiness of many people’s emotional constitution can bring heartache to your door – either loss of an ideal of ‘beautiful’ relating, or simply raw pain born of carelessness. In so many ways you’ve found contentment in yourself and your outward path within the world – less so the inward. It’s time to look at the world you inhabit that others rarely see. Perhaps you’ve been holding to pristine ideals of relating because seemingly this feels easier than going with your own flow? However you have experienced disappointment, or even heartache, know that it is time to focus inward. Forget what others want. The eclipse says you have opportunity both to make contact with what you want and to stop flogging dead horses – instead living as if those desires matter and are achievable.

Gemini July/August 2018 TarotscopeGEMINI: Does anybody know what the perfect life might look like? It would differ for everyone, I imagine. Perhaps the perfect existence isn’t to be found in the details of each life area, but in the balance between them and one’s feelings about that balance. So let me ask: “What do you need to complete your life?” When most things are going smoothly we often run the percentages: “Well, it’s 85% in order” as if the 15% didn’t really matter. It does! And this is especially true if that 15% area is of abiding importance to you. I can’t help wondering this month whether secretly you feel incomplete and may be using the percentages game to convince yourself otherwise. Our beliefs tend to keep us locked into familiar territories, but this eclipse sounds the bugle call regarding a long relegated area of life, finally coming to fruition. Will you stretch?

Cancer July/August 2018 Tarotscope

Mother of Pearl, Moonstone and Green Jasper

CANCER: Social status is often associated with your opposite sign, Capricorn. You are frequently seen as the nurturer who makes it possible for the more ambitious types to go out and achieve. This can mean you crave social status by proxy at times and expect rewards to come for the nurture and care you offer. Regardless of ‘who plays what role’ (a fun game people often play), the whole career/home axis is rather focused on ‘this-worldly’ ambitions. But the eclipse suggests that you may be feeling the urge finally to transcend that reduction of life to the plane of ‘material success’. If this is the case, spiritual meaning and all things transcendent, esoteric or mystical may be grabbing your attention. This is not as some topic for academic study but instead a yearning for a different version of day-to-day existence. it’s time to hold more loosely to ‘stuff’.

Leo July/August 2018 Tarotscope

Amber, Garnet and Stripped Black Onyx

LEO: What are your measures of worldly success? I hope you’ve realised by this point in your life that your expectations have a direct impact on your level of happiness. There’s what is supposed to be happening and then there’s what is happening. It would help if you could somehow take a wrecking ball to some of those old drivers which grip you. I’m thinking Aesop’s The Tortoise and The Hare, here: “Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!” I’d add that really the point is less slow and steady than carefree. Your life is a blank canvas and what you decide to paint should be your measure of success. The time it takes is less the point than arrival, but the real issue is the life lived in the meantime. What’s making you unhappy? Failing to achieve some goal, or failing to embrace all of life’s possibilities?

Virgo July/August 2018 Tarotscope

Malachite, Fossil jasper and Celestite

VIRGO: Career issues are squarely on your radar at this eclipse season. Here’s the equation as I see it. Day to day your job pays the bills, which is a nice feeling! You’ve also reached a measure of comfort within your role and how you discharge it. One does not change such things lightly. Nevertheless, I see tension. It seems as if your beliefs about freedom and responsibility are tying you in considerable knots – with you longing to be free to express yourself on different paths, while a sense of responsibility (reinforced with uncertainties) keeps you locked to the current route. Well the lunar eclipse says ‘tension needs to break’. Unable to hedge your bets, this will require a choice between the known and the unknown. If you recognise what I’m saying but think “easy for him, behind his screen” remember how you feel re the day job.

Libra July/August 2018 Tarotscope

Lapis Lazuli, White Opal and Turquoise

LIBRA: This eclipse has something to say to you about a different approach to what community is (or can be). So many social groups follow conventional and prescribed patterns, with people on every level within the resultant systems ‘going through the motions’. This has always bothered you, but it seems now it cannot be tolerated any more. It seems also that you are brewing a creative approach to human wellbeing that will break new ground toward the end of the month. The connections you make at that time may open up new doors – ones which lead to new ventures. We are no longer in the realm of ideas but of manifestation. It is time to put your plans into action, because cosmic momentum is firmly in your corner! Of course, you’ll have to handle the inevitable jostling for position and ego battles, but such will be minor irritants.

Scorpio July/August 2018 Tarotscope

Aquamarine, Garnet and Obsidian

SCORPIO: It’s amazing how the dramas of everyday life have a knack of knocking on our door. How easy it is to get drawn into the conflicts of family members without asking. Being embroiled can feel like a form of slavery. Considering this is the human condition such things can prove tricky to avoid and I don’t suggest you do. Instead, focus around the 27th, on your home life and its many grounding qualities. You are established and your foundations are where they should be (no mean achievement). Still, do not let that make you complacent. If life were only about foundations, nothing would ever be built. It seems the eclipse ushers in new emphases on technology and invention within your creative process. Don’t worry, this isn’t a ‘heavy trip’ and should be rather enjoyable. It seems that new skills sets in these areas will prove valuable.

Sagittarius July/August 2018 Tarotscope

Lapis Lazuli, Topaz and Turquoise

SAGITTARIUS: How much beauty is there located in your neighbourhood? You get dog fouling, littering and vandalism in so many places. There is abundant evidence of folk disrespecting their surrounding habitat. It may seem like a weird point to make in a personal horoscope… but the point is about taking responsibility. The reason that is so important is because the younger generations need good role models and strong evidence that positive changes can be achieved. It all starts with one’s locality. The old social theories of social role valorisation have much to teach us – give somebody a positive role, improve their surroundings and many important shifts in life quality can occur. This isn’t just for others though, it’s for you! Taking pride and making things look pleasing makes everyone feel better. Productive work brings satisfaction. Step up!

Capricorn July/August 2018 Tarotscope

Garnet, Black Obsidian and Lapis Lazuli

CAPRICORN: We’ve mentioned your serious approach to life more than once! It gets you a bad press much of the time. You can ‘blame’ Saturn for that. You desire domestic stability and you believe this is best brought about via mutual responsibilities in partnering. The problem is that your efforts allow others to be more carefree; your very diligence granting them permission to shirk. Sadly, this means you are a victim of your own success! The eclipse suggests that your focus on responsibility is too severe and that you’ll benefit hugely from positioning yourself much more within a playful frame of reference. Even adults require play and contentment and ease require more than material trappings – they’re an expression of an essential quality within yourself. If you encounter anyone who scolds your playfulness, run! Be carefree yet reliable.

Aquarius July/August 2018 Tarotscope

Amethyst, Turquoise and Amber

AQUARIUS: Your relationships have much more chance of becoming interesting than they have for quite some time. You may attribute this to a change in others – and they may indeed have upped their game. But the eclipse suggests that the focus should be upon yourself. In recent years you have perhaps been a little too cerebral within your significant relating, such that it may have hindered others from finding their own ‘intellectual feet’. In some ways, the shift in the making can also be attributed to the fact that your intellect was preventing your feelings from flourishing. It seems your notion of contentment is much more embodied lately and that you’ve found better balance. In the past you likely got ‘itchy feet’ rather frequently. But now you have a great opportunity to relish the explorations and opening up of a key partner.

Pisces July/August 2018 Tarotscope

Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli and Rhodonide

PISCES: You may be feeling like you are at a crossroads when it comes to your love life. When we say that we usually get the sense of having to lose something, in order to acquire something else. We end up having to make a decisive choice which can feel very ‘do or die’. But here’s the thing.. we all do die eventually! So, to save yourself the burden of unquenchable regret, why not decide that you’re no longer going to sit on the fence, honouring all those ancient fears about rejection? Why not ditch the perfectionism that says you can’t make a move until you’re certain everything will work out how you want? That fear is among the most pernicious. You have to allow processes in order for anything to change. Your unconscious has held you back with doubts and what ifs. The eclipse says ‘time to release that and follow your heart.’


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Welcome to your July/August 2018 Tarotscope. Of the twelve cards that were drawn, five were major arcana cards and this emphasises just how powerful a month we have coming up, with eclipse season in full swing.
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  1. Lea
    July 18, 06:17 #1 Lea

    As always, Alex. On point! We will see what the end of themonth brings!

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