June Tarotscopes: Pausing for Reflection

We just experienced a total lunar eclipse on May 26th. It’s a magical, heady time—can you feel it? Lunar eclipses are said to be times of closure, a time to pause and reflect. They invite us to let go of responsibilities that no longer serve us or leave us feeling out of sorts.

It’s always helpful to take a step back and look at what you have learned with sharper focus and a fresh perspective. And since we’re halfway through 2021, this is a perfect time to do just that: pause and reflect.


The card for the month of June is The High Priestess, reversed. The High Priestess urges us to take time to go within, to trust our intuition, to spend less time on our phones and screens and more time with ourselves.

With the world slowly opening up after months of lockdown, you may be feeling the pull to get out of the home, travel, and visit family and friends. Who could blame you?! But remember that there is strength and purpose in reflecting on the past year and all that you have gone through. Process that time and contemplate how it took shape in your life, in your body, and in your relationships with others.

Now that we have this month’s overarching theme out of the way, let’s get down to your individual signs, shall we?


Gemini: Ten of Wands

You want to take a break—so badly. But keep up the work, if only for a little while longer. This could mean literal work (like your job or childcare), but it could also mean emotional work too (grieving a loss or tending to your inner self). Both take a considerable amount of time, energy, and focus. Getting through this last stretch is exhausting, but the payoff in the end will feel luxurious.

Cancer: Four of Swords

This couldn’t be better timed! The Four of Swords is a not-so-subtle hint that you need to give yourself a break. Have you been piling on more work or social activities into your calendar? Consider this your excuse to go dark this month: take a break from social media, delegate some tasks, slow down. Nourish yourself, your body, and your mind.


Leo: Four of Pentacles

You’ve been able to cultivate what you want in life thanks to discipline and hard work. This is an admirable trait—it means that you know what you want and you know how to get it. But too much discipline might be preventing you from truly enjoying what you have. Don’t be afraid to shake up your routine or spend a little extra time or money on something that brings you joy.


Virgo: Page of Cups

A new friendship may be on the horizon, Virgos! The Page of Cups calls on you to strip away your self-consciousness and step into the unknown. Think back to when you were a child and wanted someone to be your friend. It was often as simple as, “Will you be my friend?,” or “Do you want to play?” Don’t hesitate to explore the possibilities of a new bond or connection.


Libra: Ten of Wands, reversed

The Ten of Wands in the reversed position indicates a lack of purpose or direction. You may feel like you’re wading through mud, your motivation zapped. You may have even forgotten what you set out to do in the first place. Look back at the start of your journey and rediscover your reasons for taking that first step. What fired you up in the beginning? Tap into that energy so that you can finish strong.


Scorpio: Ten of Swords

There is a time to celebrate, and there is a time to grieve. This is your time to grieve, dear Scorpios, whether that’s for a life you had pre-pandemic, a relationship that ended, a job loss, or even a loved one lost. Don’t rush the grieving process—take it at your own pace and be sweet to yourself. Take care, and remember that you’re not alone in this journey.


Sagittarius: Two of Wands

You’re brainstorming, scheming, and dreaming this month. The Two of Wands signifies that you’re in the creation phase—an exciting place to be! It feels like anything is possible. Be careful not to fill your schedule with too much. You want plenty of free time to feel inspired and inventive as you move through these next few weeks.


Capricorn: Eight of Pentacles

A flow state is defined as “the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.” The Eight of Pentacles implies that you are in that flow state right now. You’re enjoying your life and your work; you don’t feel bored or frazzled; you feel in the zone. You’re flowing. Cultivate that mindset this month.


Aquarius: Five of Pentacles

The Five of Pentacles depicts a figure who is cold, exhausted, and hungry. They are seeking shelter. Do you feel completely spent lately, Aquarians? This card is saying that you could use some rest, which aligns nicely with this month’s theme of pausing and reflecting. By resting and recalibrating, you will restore your energy, intuition, and spirit.


Pisces: The Hierophant

Everyone needs a teacher—whether that’s a friend, a spiritual figure, or a mentor—we can all use some wisdom from someone we admire, respect, and trust. If you’ve been feeling a bit uninspired lately, seek out someone who could encourage you. It may reinvigorate your creativity and imagination.


Aries: Ten of Pentacles

Nourishing yourself and your family unit this month takes priority. Spend quality time with one another so that you can feel more connected and in tune with each other’s needs. It’s easy to distract ourselves from what we are feeling—with the news, Netflix, or Instagram feeds. Resist these distractions and come back to basics: dinner at the table (instead of in front of the TV), a family walk, or watching the sunset together. Simplicity can be a balm for heavy hearts.


Taurus: Page of Swords

It can be scary to try new things, but the Page of Swords invites you to do just that this month. Be open to learning a new skill or hobby, get curious, and meet new people. Take stock of the past six months and ask yourself: what worked and what didn’t? Are there any loose ends that need your attention? No need to rush into new experiences, rather, do so at your own pace.


What are tarotscopes?

“Tarotscopes” are a lot like horoscopes, except they blend tarot readings into the mix, offering a deeper layer of introspection and reflection. When I get ready to do a tarotscopes reading, I always start with a short meditation. I like to “drop in” and open myself up to the guidance and wisdom that the tarot cards have to offer. I then contemplate each individual sign, shuffling as I do, and ask what lessons or messages are emerging for that particular month. I draw a card for each sun sign, study the card’s imagery, and free-write my interpretation onto a blank page (letting my intuition guide me along the way). I repeat the process for all 12 signs, and there you have it!

Edited by Anastasia Buterina

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