Month: July 2021

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Do you ever have those moments where something inexplicably grates on your nerves? Or that one pet peeve that you just can’t seem to let go of?

Astrology is a lovely tool to unpack our sense of self, the inner workings of our personality, and our connection to the Universe all around us. As a result, we can use it to understand current events or some basic aspects of our best skills and qualities.

But what about the parts that aren’t so fun?

Today let’s discover which signs have a reputation for their “mean” exteriors and take a look into the darker side of each zodiac sign. After all, there’s a shadow side to us all, and therefore a shadow side to each member of the zodiac.

“Meanness” in Astrology 101

There are often certain traits and characteristics assigned to each member of the zodiac — this much we often all know.

And when it comes down to proclivities to certain bad habits or unsavory behaviors, there are certainly those assigned to each sign too. Maybe you’ve heard that Geminis are “two-faced” or Leos are all “self-centered.”

These characteristics are not universally true, and your zodiac chart is never the end-all, be-all of who you are as a person. However, it can show you what your likely tendencies can be when you’re angry, upset, or in a “shadowy” place all around. And having that self-awareness is super important, too.

For example, your Mars placement — ruled by the planet of war — in your birth chart can highlight how you might feel about conflict. And your Mercury placement — ruled by the planet of communication — may explain further how you go about resolving or responding to it.

Knowing how the zodiac signs tend to react in their “mean” side, and locating these signs in your chart, can therefore be a great start for self-exploration and some serious, honest “me time.”

Don’t know where to start? Try our free birth chart calculator!

Which Zodiac Signs Are the Meanest?

With all of that in mind, let’s go over the zodiac signs from “meanest to nicest” that maintain large reputations as rude, brash, or tend to have the biggest bite when on their bad side.

(Just keep in mind that, ultimately, each sign has a shadowy set of traits, too, even if they’re not outwardly perceived as mean!).

1. Scorpio

Mysterious Scorpio can get a reputation for being mean thanks to their more introverted tendencies.

It isn’t the only sign ruled by the planet of passion and war, Mars, but thanks to its Water elemental quality, there’s a reserved quality to Scorpio that can make its anger seem particularly off-putting.

As a Scorpio, even when there’s no mean intention on your part, others may interpret your reserved but intense Martian exterior as something ill-intended.

2. Aries

Unlike Scorpio, Aries is ruled by the same planet of war–Mars–but doesn’t quite share its reserved nature.

Fiery, bold, and brash, Aries is more upfront when upset and is less afraid to say what they’re thinking. Rest assured, if Aries is mad, they will be the one to tell you off, especially if you hurt someone close to them.

3. Sagittarius

Spontaneous with a quick wit, a Sagittarius is often known for their bluntness.

And yes, sometimes that brutal honesty can hurt.

Philosophical Sagittarian spirits prioritize their honesty and prefer to deliver “tough love” rather than none at all. You may not always vibe with their delivery, but a Sagittarius is not one to mince words.

You may actually thank them for what at the time may seem mean.

4. Gemini

Smart and flighty, Geminis tend to have a reputation for more than just one thing.

Witty and unpredictable Gemini sports a Mutable quality that makes them a bit hard to pin down, coupled with the communicative aspect of being an Air elemental.

This makes them prone to charming others but sometimes equally prone to saying whatever flows to them in the moment. Geminis may not even necessarily believe a mean comment they let fly out, but their love for all social affairs can leave the gateway open for words that sting to fly right out.

You might also like: How Each Zodiac Sign Deals With Enemies

5. Virgo

Meticulous and detail-oriented, Virgo is known to be a perfectionist all-around.

Virgos don’t necessarily feel the need to be mean, but they certainly want a job done right. At times this leads to judgemental habits or a nitpicky comment, and let’s face it: sometimes those comments hurt more than they help.

6. Capricorn

Ruled by oh-so-serious Saturn, Capricorns are often known for their cold, serious exteriors.

Straight-forward, practical, and Earthy, Capricorns don’t have time for silly, frivolous matters or games. As a result, their language may be more upfront or clear-cut, with less sugar-coating than some are used to.

Ultimately, however, a Capricorn is less likely to waste their breath on unnecessary rude discussions.

7. Leo

Full of Fire and holding a flair for the dramatics, Leos can often be branded as a passionate bunch.

It’s true that Leo has a penchant for the dramatic. However, with a Fixed quality, a Leo is more likely to bite if the offense was first thrown towards them (or, even more so, a loved one — beware of the loyal lion!).

In that case, all bets are off, and you may face the wrath of a Leo for quite a long time–fixed folks tend to hold a grudge.

8. Pisces

Sweet and sensitive Pisces cares deeply for those that they attach their affections to, being known for their romantic and intuitive spirit.

Ruled by elusive and mysterious Neptune, however, Pisces has potential for a cunning and crafty side as well.

Sometimes known for their white lies or half-truths, holding the mix of mysticism and real-world can sometimes lead the fish to blur the lines in their favor, sometimes at the expense of others.

Read this article next: What Your Sign Says About the Way You Love

9. Taurus

Like Leo, Taurus is aligned with the Fixed modality.

Slow, steady, and more of a homebody, however, a Taurus is less likely to go out of their way to engage in the dramatics. After all, a sudden burst of mean-spirited discussion surely interrupts the comfy Taurean routine.

At the same time, they equally hold a grudge and can hold mean-spirited thoughts and feelings for those that have slighted them or their loved ones.

10. Cancer

The sensitive Cancerian spirit is not known to being prone to engage in mean-spirited behavior.

A Water sign with a deep love and care for close loved ones and especially family, the crab is likely to spend time prioritizing fortifying those bonds.

When it comes to anger, however, a Cancer has to be careful they don’t let their frustrations come to a boiling point with their tendency to keep things hidden under their shell.

11. Aquarius

Humanitarian Aquarius is likely to keep their values and morals high on their list of priorities.

Now, are they immune from being mean or rude? Of course not!

An Aquarius is likely to care about large-scale ideas and morals and loves a good open discussion or conversation. On the other hand, their tendency to think big can sometimes prevent them from, well, thinking small.

As an Aquarius, you’ll have to remember from time to time to keep a sense of groundedness and maintain some awareness of social convention, else you risk hurting feelings by accident.

12. Libra

If there is one sign that prefers to escape conflict more often than not, it’s Libra.

Diplomatic and charismatic, Libra prefers to mediate rather than instigate. Sometimes, the desire to prevent others’ confrontations can actually be more harmful than helpful, but Libra is nonetheless not one to create a heated debate for no reason.

So, Are You One of the Mean Ones?

Whether you keep your anger too hidden within or have a tendency to fly off the handle even when you don’t mean to, recognizing those habits can be the first step to finding a remedy to our troubles.

Still not satisfied or looking for the next steps? There’s always more to be discovered when it comes to deep diving into astrology and the magical world of the zodiac signs.

Remember to take a close look at your birth chart to find out more about your personal placements and traits, and from there, you can figure out what areas of astrological research you may need to see next!

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Hello August! August is a spiritual powerhouse month of 2021. A much brighter and lighter month that brings heartfelt energy and abundance.

The number “8” vibrations of completion, courage, empowerment, and strength. August is the month that will help us fine-tune our growth and move forward with our lives in a brand-new way.

New energy, spiritual connections, and heart awakenings generated this month will help us connect more closely with the divine and make our dreams a reality.

We receive a fresh dose of excitement at the beginning of the month with the Moon in Gemini and a challenging T-square with the Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Uranus. The Lion’s Gate Portal opens underneath the New Moon in Leo, reminding us that we need to give ourselves more credit.

WE ARE DIVINE!

No matter how chaotic situations may seem or how unpredictable things are, LOVE is infinite, it is overflowing, it is unconditional, and it is YOU!

Mercury goes through an intense purification process moving through Virgo and then straight into Libra at the end of the month. Venus returns home in Libra, and the Uranus stations retrograde on Thursday the 19th.

We shift from the fire and self-expression of the Sun in Leo to completion, motivation, refinement, and organization in Virgo. This beautiful transition prepares us for Autumn Equinox in September and births our soul’s expression into the physical form.

August also brings us a spectacular Aquarius Full Moon, where the water bearer nourishes the collective with a fresh dose of spiritual enlightenment and awareness by creating new community initiatives and strengthening soul tribe connections.

This month is about integrating our soul’s creative expression into the physical. Not everything is always joyful, and that is ok. Allow yourself to feel all emotions and move them through your body. Now is the time to tap into your inner alchemist and transmute energies around you that do not serve your highest and greatest good.

You have the confidence, strength, and power to create the life of your dreams. Let August be the month that reveals your infinite potential.

Now let’s explore this month’s planetary conversations!

Your August 2021 Energy Forecast

Week of August 1st, 2021

A Time for Confronting Change

August starts off on a powerful note with dynamic activations brought on by a T-square involving the Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Uranus. This confrontational energy demands our attention to balance the needs between the Sun and Saturn’s opposition that inhibits or restricts us from progressing forward.

Uranus becomes the focal point for us to evolve beyond outdated ways, past the conditioning of the collective unconscious. This energy may seem like some of the hardest challenges and tests we face in grounding the framework of the new earth, but it is important to trust the process, focus on self-care and align with higher thought, action, and vibration.

When you embrace your divinity, you create space for others to embrace theirs as well, leading to innovating global change.

We begin the month with the Moon in Gemini and end it there. This energy may feel frantic, unpredictable, and chaotic. Issues of self-esteem, self-worth, and values rise to the surface for healing by Chiron.

A powerful Heart chakra clearing and awakening is taking place for the collective.

Focus on dissolving the old yet still implementing healthy boundaries and routines for yourself. Shedding outdated ways is about transmuting an old substance into something more beneficial and useful. We still require a stable structure.

Maybe not the old feeling or meaning of structure, more like a newly evolved Uranian way of structure.

Week of August 8th, 2021

A Time for Restoring Sacred Heart Vibrations

Brace yourself for a dynamic week ahead launched by the Leo New Moon and Lion’s gate portal on August 8th.

Leo is the light of conscious creation, the zodiac of inner gratitude and emotional love. Both the Sun & Moon conjunct 16 degrees in Leo, making a very spiritual transition of the heart. This energy represents us choosing to courageously move forward with an open heart, clearing the path for a brand-new future aligned with love.

August’s New Moon conjuncts Mercury while opposing Saturn and square Uranus.

Ask yourself: What is the old emotional story you keep clinging to? Why are you resisting stability and structure?

The Moon and Uranus stir up inner tensions to give us a dose of healthy motivation. While this may generate a great deal of friction and irritation, it’s important to understand that we are claiming our power and taking a seat on our internal throne.

The Earth and star system Sirius align with the great pyramids in Egypt, activating a major ascension point of 2021. The Lion’s Gate portal is an ancient, powerful spiritual stargate full of DNA upgrades and light code activations.

During this time, expect increased cosmic energy, accelerated soul growth, enhanced creativity, and new codes of self-mastery. This portal is an extremely powerful boost in evolution and human consciousness.

This is a divine opportunity to align with abundance and your soul’s higher purpose. May there be life, hope, love, faith, and optimism in your heart.

Venus opposes Neptune on the 9th, right after the New Moon, with Mars squaring the North and South Nodes. This transit creates a struggle to get what you want most in life by showing you the work that needs to be done to overcome past disappointments. Perhaps, you overlooked important details, or there is an issue that must be fully dealt with, so you may move forward.

Ask yourself: What actions do I need to adjust, stop, or refocus? Have I been putting off or avoiding something important?

Confront your fantasies and explore what you’ve been shying away from.

Mercury enters Virgo on August 11th, filtering our most recent experiences into the highest wisdom.

Virgo is the light that fuses the personality and soul. It is the sign of earthly wisdom and the well-achieved balance of the mind, heart, body, and spirit.

Mercury absolutely loves being in Virgo, the ultimate perfectionist that aligns our thoughts to a higher octave. This transit gives us the ability to be more attentive, focused, and detailed oriented toward our goals.

There is so much wisdom to extract from every moment–wisdom that will allow you to let go and elevate to higher ground. The more you judge or criticize, is the more you stagnant your growth.

Use Mercury in Virgo to learn how to digest and process your experiences in a healthy way while you make peace with your triggers, and awaken within the depths of your heart.

Week of August 15th, 2021

A Time for the Highest Realization of the Mirrored Self

Hold on tight for an electrifying week as Venus returns home in Libra on August 16th and Uranus stations retrograde on the 19th.

With Venus traveling through Libra until September 10th, we gain a deeper awareness that every connection we form is our higher self’s decision to learn life and itself better.

Libra is the light of balance within creation and physical power. When in her home sign, Venus thrives on balance, freedom, and harmony. This conversation has the potential to deepen and strengthen our primary relationships while balancing your social energies with ease and grace.

To do so, you must confront past situations where you backed down on your needs to please others. Maybe you used dependency to enhance your self-worth or made decisions based on how others felt.

It’s important to learn that creating and maintaining a harmonious relationship does not mean you place your needs on the backburner. Self-worth should not be scaled depending on your relationship status, your bank account, or clothes.

Scale your self-worth by the love, peace, and harmony you radiate.

Uranus stations retrograde 14 degrees in Taurus on August 19th. Trapped in a series of eventful T-squares and locked down with Saturn all year, Uranus is ready to shed and transform old worn-out ways.

Before you start worrying about another retrograde, you must first understand that a retrograde is a natural planetary cycle and sacred law of the universe. They are great times to reset, realign, rework, rewrite, reimagine, revisit, or reinvent something in your life–a chance to take stock of past actions and how that karma may impact your future, and what you can do to generate positive karma and a healthy outcome.

This isn’t your typical Mercury drama. This is a chance to change your life for the better–a 5 1/2 month period to make a difference both personally and globally!

Grounded in Taurus, Uranus asks us to continue to fight against the limiting beliefs and the negative mindset of the old system. Uranus respects the fact tradition is needed. It is valuable, rewarding, and a part of many cultures.

But new innovating ways need to take root in the new Earth.

The biggest issue we continue to fight is race. Taurus reminds us, we are all petals on one lotus flower. All spheres on the tree of life and the houses in the astrological wheel. We may be different, but we are on the same flower, and when we come together in positive ways, we create a healthier and more sustainable planet.

You might want to check out: The Complete Guide to 2021 Retrogrades

Week of August 22nd, 2021

A Time for A Star Opening in the Heart

Early Sunday morning in the Northern hemisphere, August’s Full Moon peaks 29 degrees in Aquarius. Our north star rises to light the way through new beginnings.

Aquarius is the light that shines on Earth across the seas and the sign of divine spiritual love. The water bearer teaches us how to give back to humanity and become the actual change we want to see, the change that is essential if anything is truly going to shift.

August’s Full Moon forms electrifying conjunction with Jupiter while engaging in a harmonious sextile to the Galactic center. The significance of this Full Moon is important because it activates a deep wave of higher global consciousness. Bringing back the true meaning of enlightenment to our planet.

Aquarius celebrates and respects individuality, teaching us the art of emotional detachment and recognizing that every individual has a sacredness in themselves that leads humanity toward new innovating ways.

The Sun enters Virgo until September 22nd, 2021.

Virgo is the light of perfection that exists in all creation. The virgin mother with the purest heart and force of emotional wisdom. From now until September, the Sun travels through this analytical earth sign, shining a light on opportunities for alignment, purification, and holistic integration.

When the Sun is in Virgo, we learn the power of calibrating the lower body system to become a stronger vehicle for the soul. Virgo shines a light on our external and internal perceptions, allowing us to discriminate and distinguish between the good, the bad, the ugly, the useful, and the unneeded.

This is a motivating time that urges you to find practical outlets for your abilities, skills, and talents, helping you fine-tune your relationships and other areas of your life.

Virgo wants to clean up the mess from previous seasons, take what’s important, and put it to use. When we connect back with our inner compass, we remember that we are whole and complete within ourselves.

Virgo season is the energy we need to remind us of our wholeness and the beauty of our imperfections. Start peeling back the layers of shame, fear, or guilt. Free yourself from regrets and move on.

Avoid criticism, nit-picking, and cold behavior. Seeing your own faults grants you more compassion toward others. Clean up the mess, digest, and have fun this Virgo season. You are being of the greatest service to humanity when you are taking care and being of service to yourself.

It’s time to make a deeper commitment with your daily routines and normal practices to stay grounded and balanced.

Happy Virgo Season!

Looking to celebrate Virgo Season? Find joy in: 10 Comforting Virgo Season Affirmations For Your Zodiac Sign

Week of August 29th, 2021

A Time for Reconciling Misunderstandings

August finishes out with the Sun squaring the Nodes, the Moon in Gemini, and Mercury entering Libra, the sign of adjustment, intellect, relationships, and balance, preparing for the final retrograde of 2021 on September 27th.

During this cycle, Mercury reveals an even deeper truth and tests our willingness to look in the mirror to see the intimate relationship we hold with ourselves, others, and our planet.

Mercury in Libra represents us achieving mental and emotional balance, radiating light, love, harmony, and inner peace.

Don’t be scared to express your opinions for fear of offending others.

Sometimes, that same fear can easily throw your nervous system off balance and create anxiety and stress. Speak your truth and shine your light! Mercury is comfortable in Libra. Use this to your advantage to heal wounds caused by arguments or misunderstandings with others.

Energy Tips for August

August symbolizes holistic integration and refinement. Moving beyond serving the ego and toward serving the soul. Carefully tending to your own well-being is being of greater service to the world. Your overall health matters, and it’s important to set a daily practice for yourself.

This month’s oracle card is Rising Sun, brought to you by the “Isis Oracle.”

This card serves as confirmation that a dark phase and struggle is over. Divine solar child, you are reborn. The journey may seem rough, but it ultimately guides us down the spiritual birth canal and back into love, our highest expression.

Time to celebrate life and honor your divine light. This is your cosmic baby shower, and the universe is bearing gifts. Happiness, enjoyment, inspiration, and new opportunities are here. Bask in the fruits of your labor.

Use this month to:

  • Watch the sunrise
  • Create a healthy eating plan
  • Make your sacred practice a daily commitment
  • Find time to play, engage in movement, and feed your inner child

Enjoy the sweetness of this new spiritual dawn. Happy August!

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Are you feeling uninspired when it comes to your goals and manifestation skills? Ready to amplify your power to attract everything you want in your life? Then it’s time to perk up and let your intuition reign because this week brings just the energy you need to bring your focus back to the center and manifest the life of your dreams.

There are two major transits that set the stage this week, starting with a mystical New Moon in the intuitive, creative sign of Cancer.

The New Moon occurs each month, and it’s the most productive time of the month to focus on manifesting everything you want. As that New Moon energies draw those desires towards you – you can often begin to see the results of your New Moon manifestations by the time the Full Moon comes around.

Because this New Moon is in Cancer, there will be a focus on friends, family, your sacred space, intuition, and emotions. These themes may crop up when practicing your manifesting ritual, and your intuition will guide you toward attracting the things you truly want, rather than things you’ve only been convinced you want by others.

Conversations take on a deeper, more spiritual tone when Mercury – the planet of communication and information – moves into mystical Cancer on July 11th.

While Mercury in Gemini encouraged quick-witted conversations with frequent changes in subject and tone, Mercury in Cancer asks us to form deeper bonds by communicating with personal, compassionate energy.

We’re also right in the middle of Cancer season, meaning that these themes will be amplified even higher by the Sun’s current transit through Cancer. That’s a lot of deep, spiritual, intuitive, and emotional energy swirling around and helping us feel more connected.

July 5 – July 11 is a Week to Follow Your Intuition & Connect to Those Around You

This sensitive and spiritual Cancer energy brings intense and flowing all around us this week. If you use it wisely, you can enter the next week with a sense of hope, spiritual connection, and trust in the Universe (and all the abundance it plans to bless you with.)

It’s time to lean in, manifest, and express those emotions that will surely be edging their way towards the surface.

Use this New Moon to manifest your goals and Mercury in Cancer to deepen your conversations. This sense of connection with friends, family, and the Universe itself is magical – use it wisely!

If you’re feeling disconnected, a personalized astrological reading can help you find your center and open your heart.

Planetary Locations During July 5 – July 11, 2021

  • Sun: Cancer (June 20, 2021 – July 22, 2021)
  • Mercury: Gemini (May 3, 2021 – July 11, 2021), Cancer (July 11, 2021 – July 27)
  • Venus: Leo (June 27, 2021 – July 21, 2021)
  • Mars: Leo (June 11, 2021 – July 29, 2021)
  • Jupiter: Pisces (May 13, 2021 – July 28, 2021)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for July 5 – July 11, 2021

Monday, July 5

Sun

Cancer – The Cancer Sun brings themes of intuition, emotions, family, and tending to your sacred space. This is a great time to cleanse your home and bring in fresh, positive energy.

Moon

Taurus – Taurus brings steady, pleasant energy that helps you feel grounded – especially when you spend time in nature. Take a stroll outside or simply soak up the sunlight in your own backyard.

Astrological Aspect

Sun in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus – This transit encourages you to express yourself freely and embrace your individuality. Let the eccentricities of your personality be free and be creative with your time.

Read this next: What it Means When the Moon is in Your Rising Sign

Tuesday, July 6

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Gemini – The Moon in Gemini brings stimulating mental energy that encourages you to spend much of the day with your thoughts. This is a great influence for writing, communicating, and activities that challenge the mind.

Astrological Aspect

Mercury in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces – This transit may signal issues with clarity, making it difficult to focus or follow instructions. Begin the day with meditation to clear the mind of negativity or distraction.

Wednesday, July 7

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Gemini

Thursday, July 8

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Cancer – The Cancer Moon amplifies the themes of Cancer season and may deepen your emotions and feelings of sensitivity. Be gentle with yourself and others today.

Astrological Aspect

Venus in Leo square Uranus in Taurus – Relationships may see interesting or even tense moments today, as this transit shakes things up romantically and encourages independence.

Try not to make any big decisions regarding your relationships today.

Make sure to read: You Need to Read This Cancer Season 2021 Guide

Friday, July 9

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Cancer

Astrological Aspect

New Moon in Cancer – This New Moon enhances intuition, making it easier for you to see what you truly want in life. Follow that intuition and let it guide you towards the desires that most align with your spirit – and then manifest them.

Saturday, July 10

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Cancer

Sunday, July 11

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Leo – The Leo Moon brings warm, positive energy that encourages playful moods. Let yourself enjoy the day and have a little fun.

Astrological Aspect

Mercury enters Cancer – When Mercury transits Cancer, you feel drawn towards conversations with depth, spirituality, and emotional vulnerability. Let your conversations flow naturally, and don’t bury your feelings right now.

What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers! Did this overview resonate with you? Get another astrologer’s take on this week’s astrology forecast.

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Whether you love the emotional waters of deep and sensitive Cancer or not, we’re going to be riding its waves for quite some time!

In other words, we’re amidst Cancer season, which kicked off on June 20th and will be reigning until July 27th. Maybe you’re already familiar with this zodiac sign, or maybe you’ve never been acquainted with the crab, thinking it had little to do with you.

If this crossed your mind, however, you’d actually be mistaken!

Thanks to the incredible depth of our birth charts, it’s likely that you have Cancer in your birth chart somewhere, whether you knew it or not — and what better time to unpack this special placement than now?

Make sure to use the free birth chart generator to find your Cancer placements!

Cancer Zodiac Sign

After communicative and intellectual Gemini, Cancer slows us down as the 4th zodiac sign, teaching us about the emotional, intuitive side of ourselves.

Rooted in the element of Water, the sensitive crab shares qualities of its fellow underwater siblings (Scorpio and Pisces) with a strong emotional depth and a profound intuition. However, that doesn’t just mean that Cancer is all emotion and no talk.

As a Cardinal sign, Cancer actually has strong leadership potential, demonstrated within the fact that it rules the 4th house — astrological house of family and foundation. In other words, Cancer has the potential to be the head of a house, teaching us the importance of partnership, love, and cooperation.

As a result, having an awareness of where Cancer is in your chart can help you understand these important aspects of yourself and really help you shine within the realm of emotional intelligence and leadership!

The Impact of Cancer Season

Cancer season, as you may expect, highlights many of the core themes of its sign.

From June 20th to July 27th, we’ll be wrestling with its themes of emotional development, spiritual progress, and family and home. In the heart of Cancer is the heart of… ourselves. We learn to explore our true inner feelings and desires.

You can best see how Cancer season will affect you by taking note of where Cancer is in your natal chart!

Cancer in the Birth Chart: Planets

First, check to see where the sensitive crab lands in the planets of your birth chart. These can have a major impact on core pieces of your personality and who you are as a person!

Sun, Moon & Rising in Cancer

Any Sun, Moon, or Rising (also known as the Ascendant) placement in Cancer creates a very prominent Cancerian energy within you.

The Sun, representing the ego and a core piece of the self, would reflect Cancer energy in various facets of life. The Moon, governing emotion and your inner world, allows you to connect with Cancer in the emotional space.

And finally, with a Cancer Rising, the traits are projected outwards, making it a noticeable part of who you are to others around you.

Mercury in Cancer

Having a Cancer Mercury places the softness, sweetness, and intuition of Cancer within the intellectual and communicative space.

If you have this placement, you’re likely to have a natural disposition to kind communication, and you approach learning and discussion with empathy and compassion.

Venus in Cancer

Venus in Cancer highlights the standard qualities of the crab but in love and relationships.

Cancer arguably thrives in this placement, creating an emphasis on emotion and foundation in how you approach relationships. It may be difficult to sustain a “fling” as you tend to take matters of the heart seriously, but overall your connections with others will always be something you deeply appreciate.

Make sure to read: Tarot Cards for the Cancer Zodiac Sign

Mars in Cancer

With Mars in Cancer, the energy of the crab is prominent with your drive and ambition.

However, despite Mars being the planet of will and war, Cancer doesn’t thrive off of acting impulsively. With Mars in Cancer, you act slowly and intuitively, and you’ll likely confer with your heart before making a real decision.

And although this placement is capable of strength with its Cardinal roots, you’ll have to be mindful of its non-confrontational tendencies and learn to stand up for yourself.

Jupiter in Cancer

Jupiter in our chart shows us where we experience luck, opportunity, and expansion.

With this placement, you’re at your best and will receive the most reward when you yourself can be charitable and create opportunities for those you care about.

Jupiter in Cancer overall thrives in fortifying the home and creating comfort for themselves and others.

Saturn in Cancer

Unlike bountiful Jupiter, Saturn in our charts sheds light on themes of limitation and difficulty and learning hard lessons.

As a result, Saturn in Cancer is a bit different from other Cancer placements in that there’s more of a tendency to hide your emotions. Sometimes, the weight of what you feel, and the depth of your emotional world, can be challenging to share with others.

However, as with the regular with Saturn, overcoming this difficulty will make the themes of Cancer all the more powerful within you.

Uranus in Cancer

Folks with Uranus in Cancer, with this placement taking up some of the late 40s and most of the mid-50s, make up what we know as the “baby boomer” generation.

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and the Moon has a feminine touch often associated with fertility and motherhood. So baby boomer is actually quite a fitting term, even for astrological reasons! This generation placed emphasis on themes of family, the home, and the emotional sense of self.

Neptune in Cancer

Neptune was last in Cancer in the early 1900s, making this a fairly unlikely placement for those in the present day. However, this placement offers deeply psychic and intuitive insights, linking Neptune’s dreaminess with the crab’s subconscious strength.

Pluto in Cancer

Some older folks may have Pluto in Cancer, with this placement lasting from the 1910s to the late 1930s.

Pluto, the planet of transformation and change, marks for this generation some turmoil with themes of home, family, and stability. With the beginnings of the Great Depression, and the changing landscape of the twenties, the Pluto in Cancer generation grew up with a sense of family and home that was different from their predecessors.

Chiron in Cancer

Chiron shows us where we hold some of the deepest wounds.

With Chiron in Cancer, you may have wounds with themes of family and have difficulty expressing standard Cancerian qualities. This means opening up to your emotional world can be difficult, and you’ll have to learn to find love in yourself and in the world around you.

Make sure to check out: 10 Healing Affirmations for Cancer Season

Cancer in the Birth Chart: Houses

Even if you have no planets in Cancer, you can still see where the energy of the crab lands in your chart through your houses.

One of your natal houses should fall in Cancer (depending on the house system, some may have more than one; and some may have none)!

Cancer in the 1st House

If your 1st house is in Cancer, the qualities of this sweet and sensitive sign are projected outwards.

Whether or not you tend to resonate with the qualities of Cancer yourself, others recognize compassion, empathy, and sweetness within you. You have the ability to be an emotionally grounding presence in any group situation, and people may come to you frequently for guidance or insight.

Cancer in the 2nd House

If your 2nd house is in Cancer, you acquire abundance through, as you may expect, Cancerian themes.

As the 2nd house rules over assets, you’re more likely to be successful with things like family businesses, taking care of others financially, and keeping an income flow akin to the nature of Water (healthily flows in and out, indicating a need for generosity too).

Cancer in the 3rd House

If your 3rd house is in Cancer, you tend to express yourself with the typical Cancerian flair — soft, sweet, and empathetic.

As the house of communication and travel, you may take a unique approach to these topics and prefer to keep these themes restricted to your immediate close circle. After all, you thrive mostly with those that you love.

Cancer in the 4th House

As the 4th house is what Cancer rules over, this placement tends to thrive!

The house of foundations, family, and the home, Cancer feels… well, at home, here. You take creating your sense of home and stability seriously, and having a strong foundation in this area that involves a lot of love and compassion is important to you.

Cancer in the 5th House

If your 5th house is in Cancer, the qualities of the crab can come out in love and with your hobbies. Sensitive and artistic, you can express yourself easily with the arts.

In love, you’ll need emotional security and stability from a partner and are unlikely to settle down quickly for anything otherwise.

Cancer in the 6th House

If your 6th house is in Cancer, you offer an empathetic and intuitive approach to health and wellness, as well as how you choose to serve others.

With Cancer in the 6th house, you’re more likely to experience a strong pull towards community service, and you’ll want to be of emotional assistance to others, offering a shoulder to cry on or lean on to whoever needs it.

Cancer in the 7th House

If your 7th house is in Cancer, you may find it difficult to settle down immediately, and not because you’re commitment-phobic.

In fact, Cancer in the 7th house takes matters of the heart very seriously. With a strong desire to make a serious heart-to-heart connection with those whom you let into your life, this placement demands powerful emotional connection and stability from partners.

Cancer in the 8th House

With the 8th house in Cancer, your motto is: honesty will always be the best policy.

Despite some desire to keep much of your emotional world hidden, you’ll be very much interested in the emotional and subconscious landscapes of others.

As the 8th house deals with occult knowledge and Cancer desires emotional intimacy, you’ll always be the one to crack open someone’s deepest secret.

Cancer in the 9th House

If your 9th house is in Cancer, the way you experience standard 9th house themes will come with an emotional touch and investment.

As this house rules over things like philosophical and religious systems, spiritual ideologies, and different cultures, you’ll search for those that strike an emotional chord within you, wanting to be touched on an intuitive, subconscious level.

Cancer in the 10th House

If your 10th house is in Cancer, you express the traits of the crab in your career and professional life.

You’ll be more inclined towards career paths that can help you embrace a one-on-one, emotionally nurturing side. With a healing touch, you do well in careers like teaching, nursing, or social work, for example.

Cancer in the 11th House

With the 11th house in Cancer, this typically innovative and communication-focused house thrives more when in one-on-one settings.

This means that you’re able to make larger social circles, like your friends and peers, feel like family, but also that you’ll generally prefer to keep the socializing small.

Cancer in the 12th House

If your 12th house is in Cancer, the dreamy qualities of this house are emphasized with Cancer’s equally subconsciously-focused traits.

In other words, there is a lot of intuitive and spiritual strength to this placement if you’re open to embracing a more otherworldly side!

Embracing Our Inner Crab

Whether or not you saw the qualities of Cancer within you already, you’re sure to be able to notice them now. Understanding where this special, sensitive placement falls in your chart is important to self-understanding and growth.

If you’re a Cancer, follow your horoscope, and for everyone, make use of the astrology calendar to keep track of when Cancer season starts and ends and where other transits may be impacting this special season.

Related article: The Essential Crystal Collection for Cancer Season

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Have you been looking for a little rest and relaxation? Do you need some time to gather your strength and simply enjoy the moment? Then this calm and low-key week will give you a chance to let your body, your mind, and your spirit refresh and regenerate new, enthusiastic energy.

There are no major transits occurring this week, however, there are smaller transits that will usher in some fluid energy. On June 28th, the Pisces Moon is in a harmonious position with Jupiter – the planet of expansion and good fortune – also in the sign of Pisces. This transit kicks off the week with positive, social energy and a boost of good luck.

Let yourself enjoy the day!

On June 30th, that Pisces Moon is connecting to Pluto, which is currently in the sign of Capricorn.

Pluto is the planet of power, rebirth, and transformation, and this transit may signal a rebirth of sorts. If there are any relationships, situations, or habits that are no longer serving you, you may feel inspired to release them now.

The Moon is in Aries on July 2nd, and it’s in a positive position to Mercury, which is still dancing through Gemini. The planet of communication and information ushers in sociable energy and a gift for gab when it’s in harmony with the Aries Moon, meaning you should enjoy feelings of optimism and a desire for lighthearted chit-chat.

June 28 – July 4 is a Week to Gather Strength & Have Fun

It’s rare to experience a week with so few major astrological transits occurring, and this means that the stars aren’t stirring up too much trouble this week – giving you space for rest, relaxation, and time for play. Take advantage of this harmonious energy and don’t push yourself too hard to make moves this week!

Every human requires downtime, and this is your week to take a break and let yourself enjoy the moment. You’ll have plenty of time to push yourself hard in the near future – take it easy right now.

If you’re not sure how to unwind and take a rest, a personalized astrological reading can help you find your “off button.”

Planetary Locations During June 28 – July 4, 2021

  • Sun: Cancer (June 20, 2021 – July 22, 2021)
  • Mercury: Gemini (May 3, 2021 – July 11, 2021)
  • Venus: Leo (June 27, 2021 – July 21, 2021)
  • Mars: Leo (June 11, 2021 – July 29, 2021)
  • Jupiter: Pisces (May 13, 2021 – July 28, 2021)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for June 28 – July 4, 2021

Monday, June 28

Sun

Cancer – The Cancer Sun continues to encourage sensitivity, heightened intuition, and increased creativity. Be sure to engage your creative center and express your emotions this week.

Moon

Pisces – The Moon in Pisces further enhances imagination and encourages creative thought and expression. This is a great day to sing at the top of your lungs or dance around the living room.

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Pisces conjunct Jupiter in Pisces – Take advantage of this positive, uplifting energy by letting yourself have fun and be expressive! Don’t try to push yourself too hard – just let the day unfold naturally.

Tuesday, June 29

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Pisces

Read next: What it Means when the Moon is in Your Rising Sign

Wednesday, June 30

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Pisces

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn – This transit encourages you to let go of anything that is not serving you anymore or might be holding you back. Pay attention to any strong emotional reactions you have today.

Thursday, July 1

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Aries – When the Moon is in Aries, you feel a zest for life and a sense of passion. This is a great day to focus on creative projects that make you feel more alive.

Astrological Aspect

Mars in Leo opposite Saturn in Aquarius – This transit brings low energy and may even cause frustration. Start the day with yoga, meditation, or crystal healing to promote balance and harmony.

You will also want to read: You Need to Read This Cancer Season 2021 Guide

Friday, July 2

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Aries

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Aries sextile Mercury in Gemini – Prepare yourself for socialization and lots of interesting conversations, as this transit encourages a pleasant exchange between yourself and others.

Don’t shy away from communication.

Saturday, July 3

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Taurus – The Taurus Moon brings steady, calming energy that encourages you to connect to life through your senses. Enjoy delicious food and drink, listen to wonderful music, and expose yourself to plenty of art today.

Astrological Aspect

Mars in Leo square Uranus in Taurus – This energy is dynamic and can lead to emotional or mental breakthroughs if you allow it to. Focus on surrendering to and trusting in the energy of the Universe today.

Sunday, July 4

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Taurus

What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers! Did this overview resonate with you? Get another astrologer’s take on this week’s astrology forecast.

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​If you read Tarot cards for yourself with any regularity, you likely are already familiar with the term stalker card. It’s that often confusing, frequently frustrating experience of a single card popping up over and over, for days or even weeks in a row, endlessly giving you the same message.

No matter whether you consider yourself a Tarot beginner or have been reading for years, this particular phenomenon can happen to anyone – and can be challenging to deal with.

While sometimes we know exactly what the cards want us to recognize, other times, the answer can be a bit more elusive. Sometimes we need to dig a little deeper, give the cards a chance to clarify and explain so that we can more clearly understand their meanings and begin to apply those truths in a way that makes sense to us.

What Are Stalker Cards?

In readings, stalker cards usually indicate one of two things: either you aren’t fully accepting the meaning of the card that is being offered to you, or you are missing a key point or bit of depth to the card’s meaning itself. Neither is necessarily a bad thing, but in my experience, the cards don’t stop repeating themselves until you spend the time and energy to really dive into what you are failing to acknowledge.

Even if you change up your framing of a particular question or situation, chances are good that the Tarot will recognize what’s happening and still find a way to put that particular card forward for you.

There are times when the deck needs you to hear a message, and when a card keeps repeating itself, it’s up to you to do the work to figure out what that message is. This is easier said than done.

You may not necessarily know if you’re in denial or just missing a key element of a card’s interpretation – and if you’re coming to the cards over and over again, either with the same questions or different ones, you may not know what it is that you’re overlooking when the same card comes forward.

You can work with stalker cards several ways, and I highly recommend beginning by reading multiple interpretations of a card if it keeps coming up for you.

But if you’ve been struggling with a particular card following you around, and if you’ve taken some time to consider what you’re missing and are still coming up empty-handed, this stalker card spread might be able to shake some of the cobwebs loose and open up some new understandings of what your deck is trying to tell you.

You might also like: Everything You Need to Know About the Cups in Tarot

A Spread For Stalker Cards

Before using this spread in your personal work, I highly recommend finding the card that has been stalking you and pulling it out of your deck.

Spend a few moments meditating on it if you like, familiarizing yourself with the keywords and interpretations that you know, and considering anything new that comes forward. Set it to the side and remember this card as you’re shuffling for this reading, opening yourself up to any new clarity or perceptions that this reading may offer.

To help you understand how this spread can work for you, I’m offering a sample reading using a card that’s been coming up for me a lot lately: The Devil.

Sample Reading

A complicated and multi-faceted archetype, it’s easy to panic when we see the Devil in Tarot readings- particularly when it comes up over and over. This card asks us to examine our own shadows, impulses, and desires and consider where we may struggle to find or maintain control.

But what does it indicate when this card keeps coming forward in readings? What layers of meaning can we tease out of this card that may offer new and important insights?

Card One: A Reason That This Card is Important for Me Right Now

The Moon

One of the other Major Arcana archetypes most commonly associated with shadow work, the Moon, is a mysterious and dreamy card that asks us to tap into our subconscious dreams and desires.

It urges us to honor our intuition, to consider what feelings and emotions we may be burying or afraid to examine too closely. Still, it also can indicate that we are missing something important, getting caught up in a fantasy, or being tricked by an illusion. When this archetype comes forward in a reading, it invites us to be aware of how we use our wildness and where we may be getting caught up in something that isn’t completely real.

In this position, the Moon points to the aspects of the Devil around control, instinct, and familiarity. What old patterns or destructive behaviors might be getting overlooked? Where could surrendering to dreams and instincts be a good thing?

You might want to brush up on: How To Expertly Shuffle Your Tarot Cards

Card Two: Something Preventing Me From Hearing This Message

The Empress

An archetype of creation, abundance, and joy, the Empress often indicates that something we have been working towards is beginning to manifest in tangible, measurable ways. A wild, raw formation card that isn’t concerned about perfection, the Empress asks us to celebrate, be present, recognize all that we are accomplishing, and live in this moment of magic and satisfaction.

While this archetype is generally a positive one to see in readings, in this particular position, it indicates that there’s a deliberate focus on the good things that are happening, to the point that any warnings, downward spirals, or temptations are being ignored.

Celebration and acknowledgment of success are powerful and essential components of any journey. Still, when we work too hard to see the silver lining and ignore the more obvious obstacles or errors, we can get ourselves into difficult positions, find ourselves trapped in destructive patterns or harmful routines.

What are you afraid of seeing in the shadows? Where are you avoiding the recognition of something that may be causing you fear or anger? How can you be honest with yourself about struggles, challenges, or anxieties?

Card Three: A Way to Release Any Blockages

Elder of Pentacles

Also known as the King of Pentacles, this ruler of the Earth is a card of responsibility, patience, generosity, structure, and care.

Pentacles may be the slowest moving suit, but this king understands their place, their power, their ability to establish foundations that will last beyond their own lifetime. This figure is often associated with success and stability, along with ideas of legacy, personal power, community leadership, and financial security.

In this position, the King of Pentacles offers a concrete way to release blockages by tackling the problem head-on and making a thoughtful, organized plan for moving forward.

Kings are leaders, deeply connected to their suit, and aren’t afraid to call the shots or make big moves. And with the suit of earth, we are charged to take control of the situation, recognize the truth of our circumstances, and deal with our problems out in the open instead of tucking them back into the darker corners.

What steps can you take to move forward? Where do you find your strength? What are you ready to confront?

Read next: How to Embrace Changing Using Tarot

Don’t Ignore Your Stalker Card

While stalker cards can be frustrating, resist the temptation to ignore their messages. What might you be missing within your readings that could help you find the answers you most need to hear?

How can use the Tarot itself as a tool for reflection offer you new insights into recurring cards?

Giving ourselves the space to explore our readings more personally can build powerful and important connections with our cards and go even deeper into our Tarot practice. What cards tend to come up for you the most often? How often do you have to see a card repeat before you label it a stalker card? How can this spread help you understand what your cards are trying to communicate?

This post features cards from The Spacious Tarot.

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Are you ready to soak in some good vibrations? Have you been waiting for a week of positivity and light? Then this is your week to shine because the planets bring some positivity and light our way this week!

There are no major transits this week, but the transits we do experience bring harmony and peace, starting with Mercury, currently in the sign of Cancer, in harmony with Jupiter – currently transiting through Pisces – on July 12th.

This is a transit that signals good news and an optimistic demeanor, giving you the energy you need to follow through with your plans.

On July 14th, the Moon is in Virgo, in a harmonious position to the Cancer Sun, a position that helps you feel balanced and relaxed. So if you’ve been having a hard time unwinding lately, this transit will help you feel comfortable enough to let your muscles and your spirit unwind.

Let yourself sink into the positive vibrations and take a load off during this transit!

And the Moon, in balanced Libra, is in a beneficial position to strict Saturn on July 16th, bringing a sense of emotional maturity.

You may see your responsibilities in a different light under this planetary influence, as your sense of loyalty and discipline is naturally increased. This is then a beneficial transit for relationships, your career, or your daily self-care tasks, as you feel more connected to those actions that help your feel involved and responsible.

July 12 – July 18 is a Week to Kick Back & Relax

There are plenty of chaotic weeks filled with retrogrades and lessons, but this is a week to enjoy yourself and the smooth-sailing energy floating your way from the stars. Take this time to practice gratitude, focus on manifestation, and find new and interesting ways to express yourself creatively.

Taking advantage of these pleasant vibrations will set you up for a more harmonious future – even in the face of more chaotic transits. These feelings of peace and positivity won’t last forever, so soak them up while you can!

If you feel you can’t relax, a personalized astrological reading can help you let go and surrender to the positivity.

Planetary Locations During July 12 – July 18, 2021

  • Sun: Cancer (June 20, 2021 – July 22, 2021)
  • Mercury: Cancer (July 11, 2021 – July 27)
  • Venus: Leo (June 27, 2021 – July 21, 2021)
  • Mars: Leo (June 11, 2021 – July 29, 2021)
  • Jupiter: Pisces (May 13, 2021 – July 28, 2021)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for July 12 – July 18, 2021

Monday, July 12

Sun

Cancer – The Cancer Sun continues to bring intuitive sharpness, emotional sensitivity, and creativity. Finding new forms of self-expression and spiritual connection is beneficial now.

Moon

Leo – The Leo Moon brings out your inner child and asks you to play today. Let yourself explore the world with new eyes.

Astrological Aspect

Mercury in Cancer trine Jupiter in Pisces – You feel more tolerant and communicative under this influence, making it a great day for conversations and interactions. When you open up during this transit, you’re inviting good fortune.

Read next: What it Means When the Moon is in Your Rising Sign

Tuesday, July 13

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Virgo – The Virgo Moon helps you feel better about your tasks and responsibilities, making it an excellent influence to take a look at your to-do list and tackle anything that sticks out.

Astrological Aspect

Venus in Leo conjunct Mars in Leo – Passion and excitement may be on the menu, especially if your heart is open during this transit. Focus on healing your Heart chakra to get the most of this influence.

Wednesday, July 14

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Virgo

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Virgo sextile Sun in Cancer – Inner balance and peace are likely now, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself. Let yourself sink into the good vibrations.

Read next: You Need to Read This Cancer Season 2021 Guide

Thursday, July 15

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Libra – The Moon in Libra signals balance and harmony, particularly when interacting with others. Don’t be afraid to engage in compassionate conflict today, as you may reach a resolution.

Astrological Aspect

Sun in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces – Your imagination is alive and ready to express itself under this planetary influence. Try engaging in artistic endeavors such as music, dance, drawing, painting, or writing.

Friday, July 16

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Libra

Astrological Aspect

Libra Moon trine Saturn in Aquarius – Responsibilities don’t seem so stressful during this transit, making it easier for you to tackle them. Try approaching tasks that previously stressed you out today, as you may feel much better about completing them.

Saturday, July 17

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Libra

Astrological Aspect

Sun in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn – Personal or professional relationships can feel tense under this influence. Try letting go of any need to control to help interactions run more smoothly – but don’t let others take advantage of this desire to seek peace.

Sunday, July 18

Sun

Cancer

Moon

Scorpio – We may feel more emotional or intense during the Scorpio Moon. Start your day with a balanced activity like meditation or yoga to promote peace throughout the day.

What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers! Did this overview resonate with you? Get another astrologer’s take on this week’s astrology forecast.

Related article: Do You Have Cancer in Your Birth Chart?

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​Have you just started to dive into the mystical world of the Tarot? Or perhaps it’s been something on your mind, but the overwhelming amount of information to begin makes it daunting to start?

Well, no matter the status of your current blossoming relationship with the Tarot, there’s always room for growth!

Whether you’re already on a productive Tarot reading streak, in need of Tarot tips and tricks to level up your practice, or have found yourself in a reading lull entirely, everyone can use some Tarot practice exercises now and again.

Today, we’ll unpack some beginner Tarot practices that will help you, whether a fresh beginner or blossoming reader, step into the next stage of your Tarot reading journey.

Looking for more Tarot inspiration? We’ve got your Tarot card of the day ready.

Where Do I Start?

The Tarot is a centuries-old practice with a rich history, so you may be understandably a bit overwhelmed stepping into this special tradition. Still, it’s important to know that once you understand the basic mechanics of a Tarot deck, much of the rest will be up to you and your own discretion.

That’s right — despite the mystique surrounding the powerful 78 cards, anyone can read Tarot, and that means that the practice will become a distinctly personal journey.

This means that it’s crucial that you find practices, techniques, and exercises that actually speak to you and can enhance your relationship with Tarot.

So, yes, it’s actually totally fine to pick and choose the practices that call to you first and perhaps discard the others that don’t. Just remember that at the end of the day, you are truly the captain of your own Tarot journey!

4 Beginner Tarot Practices to Level Up Your Readings

1. Start Small: One Card A Day

This practice takes the age-old phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” to heart.

When faced with 78 cards and all their diverse meanings, on top of a variety of Tarot spreads, and then factoring in Tarot reversals… well, it’s just a lot to take in for a beginner.

Perhaps you’ve got a penchant for memorization, but either way — the practice of pulling only one card per day, allowing its meaning to marinate for a full 24 hours, and setting some clear intention to connect will do wonders for your relationship with Tarot.

Not only does this come with a kind of mindfulness that’s good for the soul, but it also simply helps you move beyond basic Tarot keywords more effectively.

2. Use Art, Music, & More

It’s unsurprising that many intuitive people are also highly creative. But have you considered putting both skills to practice at once?

There is an abundance of benefits to combining your Tarot study with a creative passion or hobby.

Whether it’s creating playlists that you feel resonate with different Tarot cards, putting pen to paper and writing a dramatic storyline surrounding the court cards, or painting some alternative art for each Tarot card (for an ambitious project, create your own Tarot deck!), there’s truly no shortage of combining the love of art with the love of Tarot.

For some, rote memorization of Tarot keywords will never truly do the trick. Sometimes, flexing the creative muscle is what it takes to advance your Tarot reading journey to the next level.

You may also like: 5 Common Beginner’s Tarot Mistakes Everyone Makes

3. Deck Bonding: Get Connected

Have you ever heard of “bonding” with your Tarot deck?

It may seem silly to attempt to forge a real connection with an inanimate object, but the practice of doing so is as old as time.

There are various ways to break the ice with your Tarot deck, but the important thing when doing so is your intention to make a strong bond. Everyone’s relationship with their deck will look a little different, even if you possess the same Tarot deck as someone else.

Like many of the other Tarot tips and tricks, remembering to keep things personal is key.

Learn how: 4 Easy Ways to Bond With Your Tarot Deck

4. Practice Makes Perfect

One of the best ways to really break out of Tarot study and into Tarot reading is to… as you may expect: read.

Maybe you’re not quite comfortable yet reading, even with friends and family. But even still, there are ways to jump into easy Tarot readings without immediately setting the stage with other querents.

Some alternatives include reading for yourself (on simple topics like how your day will be or a hobby you’d like to improve upon) or even reading on fictional situations, stories, and events just to get the hang of stringing a spread together cohesively.

Most importantly, remember that it’s called a Tarot practice for a reason. Mistakes are bound to happen, and perfectly a-ok!

Cards, Stars, & More

Finding a personal connection to your Tarot deck or your Tarot practice, as well as deepening your understanding of the cards, serves one main purpose. At the end of the day, divination should be a fun, insightful journey that helps you with diving deeper into the core of your innermost truth and world.

Sometimes, if you hit roadblocks with Tarot, you’ll have to take breaks or perhaps turn elsewhere to other tools like astrology or even other divinatory systems. And that’s ok too!

To deepen your connection with Tarot, astrology, or anything otherwise is to deepen your connection with the world around you, the Universe, and most importantly, yourself.

Read next: The Alternative Animal for Your Zodiac Sign, Based On Tarot Cards

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Are you aware of the awesome powers of your own body? Specifically, the chakras – invisible fields of energy – that exist within your body at all times?

Each of our bodies contains seven major energy points that, when balanced and aligned, spin like wheels of energy within the body. When our chakras are flowing properly, life feels wonderful, and our energy is clear, positive, and radiating.

However, when chakras become blocked by negative energy, you may feel overwhelmed, unable to deal with the challenges of everyday life; the energy within your body isn’t moving freely as it should.

Fortunately, there are many, many ways to clear your chakras and promote the balance your body seeks, including crystal healing.

You may be familiar with stones and their healing powers, but did you know that there are certain stones that connect to each chakra within the body, clearing them of negativity and allowing them to move freely?

Read on to learn all about the special crystals that connect to your body’s seven major chakras, as well as how they can help you feel more balanced and harmonized than ever before.

Healing Crystals for Each of Your Chakras

Each of the major chakras in the body connects to different aspects of our lives, just as each healing crystal possesses its own unique healing energy. This is why crystal healing is particularly useful for balancing the chakras.

The Root Chakra

The first major chakra of the body is the Root chakra, responsible for your feelings of stability, security, and grounding.

When this chakra is balanced, you feel safe within the world, aligned with your path. However, an unbalanced Root chakra can lead to feelings of insecurity, anxiety, and even physical exhaustion.

To balance this chakra, work with crystals like:

  • Red jasper – This stone promotes grounded energy and reflects the deep, crimson hues of the Root chakra.
  • Bloodstone – Another form of jasper, this crystal helps you feel more courageous and ready to face the world.
  • Black obsidian – Black obsidian is a crystal that clears negativity and protects your own personal energy from external toxins.

The Sacral Chakra

As the second chakra of the body, the Sacral chakra is the ruler and regulator of personal pleasure. This chakra, when balanced, promotes creativity and passion. However, when it’s out of whack, you may feel disconnected from the things in life that bring you joy.

Crystals that perfectly align with the energy of this chakra include:

  • Carnelian – This is a stone of creativity and motivation, connecting with the creative energy of this chakra.
  • Tiger’s eye – Tiger’s eye is a crystal that helps you release any fear or anxiety that might be preventing you from allowing your creativity to shine.
  • Sunstone – A shimmering orange stone that connects to the color of the Sacral chakra, sunstone awakens your creative center and makes it easier for you to express yourself.

The Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus chakra is the third of the bunch, located behind the navel, representing confidence and willpower. When your Solar Plexus is balanced, you experience a sense of self-love and self-worth that can help you get through any difficult situation.

To ensure that this chakra is functioning properly, work with crystals such as:

  • Citrine – This is a crystal that directly connects to the Solar Plexus and clears negativity with fierce efficacy. In fact, citrine is so powerful that it is one crystal that never needs to be cleansed.
  • Pyrite – Also known as Fool’s Gold, pyrite protects your energy and, therefore, your sense of self-confidence.
  • Yellow calcite – This stone aligns with not only the Solar Plexus but also your self-confidence and feelings of self-worth.

The Heart Chakra

As the fourth major chakra, the Heart chakra may be one of the most well-known, as this chakra connects to your heart and your ability to love both yourself and others unconditionally.

There are no limits to the power of love when this chakra is aligned.

To ensure that your center of love is balanced and flowing, pick up crystals like:

  • Malachite – Malachite holds a special connection to the Heart chakra, sharing its emerald shades and letting the love flow.
  • Rose quartz – This is a crystal that promotes unconditional love towards both yourself and those you care for.
  • Green aventurine – Green Aventurine not only balances the Heart chakra, but this crystal actually promotes good fortune in love and opens new doors for opportunity.

The Throat Chakra

Your Throat chakra regulates your ability to express yourself. Connected to the color blue, this chakra, when balanced, helps you stand up for yourself and express your emotions creatively.

When blocked, it can feel impossible to speak up.

To ensure that you can properly connect to others verbally, work with the following crystals:

  • Aquamarine – This stone helps your feel more courageous and clears the mind, making it easier than ever to let your thoughts and feelings flow outward.
  • Lapis lazuli – Known as a stone of friendship, this crystal encourages you to share yourself with those you love.
  • Turquoise – Turquoise is sometimes referred to as the stone of communication, making it the perfect crystal to work with when healing the Throat chakra.

You might want to brush up on: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to the 7 Chakras

The Third Eye Chakra

Located in the center of the forehead, the Third Eye chakra rules over intuition and your powers of perception. When this chakra is functioning properly, your sense of understanding regarding the world around you comes naturally and flows smoothly.

A blocked Third Eye chakra can make it feel more difficult to understand why certain things might be happening in your life.

To promote Third Eye health, try working with crystals like:

  • Moonstone – A beautiful sight to behold, moonstone helps your spirit connect to lunar energies, which are full of intuitive powers.
  • Labradorite – Known as the stone of magic, labradorite helps your Third Eye open, allowing you to see the world around you more clearly.
  • Clear quartz – Clear quartz has amazing cleansing properties and washes away any negativity or confusion, helping your powers of perception grow more than ever.

The Crown Chakra

The seventh and final of the body’s major chakras connect to your sense of spirituality, helping you feel more connected to the divine energies in our Universe. When your Crown chakra is healthy, you understand your purpose in the world and feel that you’re on the right path, spiritually.

To amplify the health of this chakra, focus on crystals like:

  • Amethyst – A powerful cleansing crystal, amethyst’s violet shades reflect the purple hues of the Crown chakra. This crystal clears negativity and lifts your vibrations.
  • Selenite – An inherently spiritual stone, selenite cleanses your energy and enhances clarity, helping you better sense your own spiritual energy.
  • Lepidolite – A beautiful lavender stone, lepidolite promotes awareness and emotional balance, leaving space for the Crown chakra to open and flourish.

Channel the Healing Energy of Crystals

There are so many different ways to balance and open the chakras, and working with crystals is but one of the methods to help your chakras feel more aligned than ever before. You can work them in whatever ways feel most natural to you, from meditating with them to carrying them in your left pocket throughout the day for even more healing.

The healing energy of crystals can be felt no matter how you choose to work with them. This healing energy has a way of knowing exactly where to travel within the body to provide the cleansing, balancing energy your chakras seek.

Once you begin bringing crystals into your chakra healing work, you’ll start to notice a difference immediately. And when your chakras are balanced, there’s nothing you can’t do.

What will you do with all that extra energy and magic?

Related article: Are Your Chakras as Balanced as You Think?

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Who doesn’t like to pull the World tarot card in a spread?

It is rare for the World to crop up and have a negative meaning attached. It’s one of those cards where, regardless of the subject matter, you think, “Yesssssss!”

The World is the last card of the Major Arcana, and it represents the end of the Fool‘s journey. It represents accomplishment, success, and a deep sense of fulfillment. No matter what area this card is applied to, it points towards a sense of feeling at one with the world and oneself.

So, yes, this is one card that everyone likes to get in a reading.

Read this next: Each Major Arcana Card Explained

What Does the World Card Mean?

As mentioned, the World is about fulfillment and success. It can have various meanings attached to it, but the main ones are:

  • Integration: experiencing a sense of wholeness with yourself and/or others
  • Success: accomplishing your goals
  • A gift or talent harnessed to its best ability: personal talents that we use to help others, ourselves, and the world at large
  • Deep fulfillment: finding contentment and counting your blessings

What Does the World Card Mean in Love & Relationships?

If you get the World in the position of feelings, it can mean several things – one is that someone might literally think the world of you! It can also mean that someone feels you are their other half, their soulmate who completes them.

The World is a strong card of fulfillment, and when it appears in a love reading, it often points towards a powerful feeling of synchronization where you have found “The One” or they feel you are “The One.”

This card can also indicate meeting a new lover while abroad on holiday.

Read this next: 7-Card Tarot Spread to Reveal Relationship Secrets

What Does the World Mean in a Career Reading?

The World in a career reading can mean you are on top of the world.

It often points to success and accomplishment in your chosen career. It can mean a promotion or a pay rise (especially if there are lots of pentacles around).

The World card can potentially mean finding a job abroad. In these modern times, that might mean success in an online position, such as a social media influencer where your influence is “world-reaching.” It can also mean that you may have a successful career that operates on the internet.

What About the World as an Obstacle?

As an obstacle card, the World can point towards a challenge that can seem too powerful to overcome.

In this instance, you are reminded to believe in yourself and remind yourself that you are capable of overcoming any hurdle that stands in your way.

This card can also point towards social challenges, which can be based on race, gender, the environment, or any other aspect of society that can be conflicting. It highlights a need to find resolutions while taking every side into perspective.

What About the World in Reverse?

The World in reverse usually points towards incompletion or unfulfillment. It often has the opposite meaning of the upright World.

When the World appears in reverse, it may mean that you have not let go of something emotionally or you are struggling to move forward. It can point to stagnation, especially if the Hanged Man also appears in the reading.

This card indicates that it is time to get moving on a project that may have been stagnant for some time.

How to Make the World Card Work for You

There are many ways you can make the World card work for you. It varies for each person, so be sure to try out different methods to find the one that works best for you.

1. Place the Card on Your Altar

This method involves placing the World tarot card on your altar and meditating while looking at it.

What images spring to mind? What messages do you receive?

The World is actually a lot more complex than it looks and can provide many illuminating thoughts that spring into your mind.

2. Carry the Card Around With You

Actually, this is a great way to make the World tarot card work for you. This card can be very positive and inspiring, and therefore, when you carry it around with you, you enable its energy and positive vibes to be with you throughout the day.

3. Use the Power of Affirmations

Affirmations are a wonderful way to harness the power of the World card.

Positive affirmations can include:

    • I am capable of achieving all that I dream of
    • The world is my oyster
    • I am successful and brilliant

    Really, there is so much positive association with this card that the affirmations you can come up with are endless!

    Use the Power of the World in 2021

    2021 is a year of building, structure, and realization. The chaos of 2020 settles into a year of analysis as we work through our lives, experiences, and society at large.

    It is a time when the world is shifting. Minds are changing, and the progress of civilization continues to be underway.

    More than ever, we need the power of the World to guide us– unity, acceptance, and empathy between all people.

    Let the World tarot card be your guide as you navigate the waters of the world and beyond!

    Related article: You Pulled the Strength Tarot Card – Now What?

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    If you’ve been waiting for the energy and courage you need to take the next steps towards making your dreams come true, then it’s time to sit back and soak up the sunshine because Leo season is just around the corner – waiting to help you tackle the world and bring abundance into your life.

    The Sun enters the sign of Leo on July 22nd this year, and because the Sun rules this sign, it’s especially cozy in this position. Think fire, think sunshine, think energy, think warmth: That’s what Leo season has in store for us this time around, and that warm and friendly energy may be just what you need to follow your dreams with passion and determination.

    Whereas Cancer season told us to “Go with the flow,” Leo season says, “Create your own flow and make things happen.”

    We’ll also experience a New Moon in Leo on August 8th, priming the energy of the Universe and making it the perfect time for manifestation. A New Moon is always a great time to work on attracting the things you want in life, and when that lunar phase occurs in the sign of Leo, your own energy is bolder and more courageous than ever.

    Finally, Venus, the planet of money and finances, moves into Libra on August 16th. Venus rules over balanced Libra and is therefore very cozy in this planetary position and more likely to bring abundance into your life than in any other position.

    Libra is all about balance, meaning that when your own energy is balanced, it will become much easier to align yourself with the frequencies of abundance and good fortune.

    If you want to follow your money and wealth energy throughout the year, make sure to read your money horoscope.

    What Does All This Mean for Money & Wealth?

    While your own financial future is more aligned with your personal, unique birth chart, there are myriad opportunities for abundance this Leo season, especially if you harness your energy and learn to align your own vibrations with those of the ever-abundant Universe.

    Leo is a Fire sign, full of passion, creativity, and vigor.

    This means that channeling your creativity is your best bet this season, as following your heart and listening to that instinctive voice within will help you identify and follow the best path towards financial freedom.

    Have you been ignoring your creative, instinctual center? Isn’t it time to incorporate that creative spirit of yours into the work that you do?

    Your Money/Wealth Forecast for the 2021 Leo Season

    Money/Wealth Forecast for Aries

    You feel perfectly at home during Leo season, especially as this fiery energy perfectly matches your own, Aries. While Cancer season may have felt like a bit of a wet blanket laying right on top of your feisty spirit, Leo season brings your creativity to life and helps you feel more connected to your intuition than ever.

    Your personal success is deeply related to your willingness to follow your passions.

    So, what makes you tick?

    Money/Wealth Forecast for Taurus

    This Leo season is all about being true to yourself and letting your inner child express itself, Taurus. When that little person inside feels happy and fulfilled, you have all the energy you need to go after your dreams and make them come true for yourself.

    On the other hand, if you try to stifle your inner child, you may actually be stifling your ability to attract what you desire.

    When’s the last time you let that inner child come out and play?

    Money/Wealth Forecast for Gemini

    Air and Fire feed off each other, which is great for you, Gemini. All this sunny energy lifts your mood and helps you focus on your deepest desires – and that focus that effort to set your intentions is all you really need to start manifesting the future and the abundance you seek.

    Focus is crucial right now, so make sure to clear your mind through meditation and crystal healing to promote that concentration.

    Let negativity and distractions wash away so you can focus on what you want right now.

    Money/Wealth Forecast for Cancer

    Leo season ramps up your confidence, Cancer, which is just what you need right now to go after what you want. You can be pretty hard on yourself, but this is the time to lift yourself up and foster a deep belief in your abilities. After all, you can do anything you put your mind to.

    Incorporate positive affirmations into your daily routine to ensure your energy is at its brightest right now.

    Let your aura shine and your confidence blossom for the most abundance and opportunity possible.

    Money/Wealth Forecast for Leo

    It’s your time to shine, Leo, and shine, you will! Your confidence is at an all-time high, and your challenge is to utilize that confidence for your own gain. It’s time to put yourself out there, to let your personality shimmer with all its fiery, golden energy.

    You love the spotlight, and right now, it’s shining right down on you.

    What do you want to do most with all this sparkling energy?

    Money/Wealth Forecast for Virgo

    While Leo season may cheer most people up, you might find yourself feeling introspective this month, Virgo. This is an excellent time to connect with your innermost self and try to find out what it is you truly want. Some time spent reflecting may be exactly what you need most right now.

    Remember, rest and relaxation aren’t optional. They’re necessary.

    Isn’t it time for you to unwind and get back to center?

    Money/Wealth Forecast for Libra

    As your ruling planet, Venus is moving into your sign, and you can expect an extra boost of financial abundance and new opportunities – especially if you put that charming personality to use, Libra. It’s time to put yourself out there and ask for what you want.

    Lay on that charisma, and don’t be afraid to speak up!

    What have you been dying to ask for out of life?

    Money/Wealth Forecast for Scorpio

    While you might not always feel like letting that sultry personality shine, you’re sharing the spotlight this season, Scorpio – and that magnetism is just what you need to attract your deepest desires right now. It’s time to unleash that energy and let it flow outward towards the life you most want.

    Your energy acts as a magnet right now, so put that energy to use.

    Have you been hiding your personality from the world?

    Check this out: 8 Ways to Create More Wealth With Astrology

    Money/Wealth Forecast for Sagittarius

    As a fellow Fire sign, this season brings plenty of momentum and passion, Sagittarius. All you have to do is decide which goal to aim your arrow at – and pull. If you can maintain focus on what you want right now, it will be that much easier to make it happen.

    That fire within burns bright right now – unleash it.

    Stoke the fires of your passion to bring the most abundance this season.

    Money/Wealth Forecast for Capricorn

    Yours is one of the hardest-working signs of the zodiac, Capricorn, so focusing on finances is nothing new for you. But it’s time to infuse a bit of fun into your hard work, as Leo season encourages you to finally let that inner child come out and play.

    Remember that joy is a key ingredient to success.

    What brings you the most joy, Capricorn?

    Money/Wealth Forecast for Aquarius

    Leo’s energy is loud and proud, and your sign is all about being true to yourself, Aquarius. That concept is as crucial as ever right now because following your own bliss and trusting in yourself is the best way for you to attract the abundance and opportunities you want.

    In other words, trying to “fit in” is not in the cards right now. Be your unique self to bring in abundant energy.

    How can you now allow your inner being to speak up and express itself?

    Money/Wealth Forecast for Pisces

    While you typically prefer going with the flow, this astrological season brings some serious motivation your way, Pisces. You’re naturally focused on your responsibilities right now, which means you can accomplish many great achievements if you set your intentions and take advantage of this energy.

    Don’t shy away from that to-do list right now; tackle the creative projects that make you feel most passionate right now.

    Imagine what you can accomplish if you put your mind to it now!

    Let the Sun Shine Through You With Fiery Leo Energy

    As a Fire sign, Leo ushers in passion, creativity, and momentum in spades. This is the time to settle into the spirit and let that sunny energy guide you towards everything you wish to manifest. Let that Leo positivity shine through everything you do right now to act as a magnet for your deepest desires.

    How will you use this motivating energy to achieve your dreams?

    Related article: 8 Crystals to Attract Money & Wealth

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    Associated with the element of Air and the aspect of the mind, the suit of swords in the Tarot is often feared and misunderstood.

    Many of these cards are intense, challenging, or difficult to process, forcing us to examine our mindsets or step back from something we want. And yet, when we look more closely at this suit, we can find real clarity and power within these cards, opportunities to more authentically understand the world around us as well as the ideas and instincts that dwell within us.

    Keep an open mind, and you may find that this becomes one of your favorite suits instead of one that you dread working with.

    Swords Basics

    The suit of swords is one of four suits in the Minor Arcana and includes numbered cards that go from ace to ten and four court cards. These cards are connected to the astrological element of Air, meaning that this suit is also linked to the three Air zodiac signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.

    Each of the four minor arcana suits is associated with an aspect of our humanity.

    Swords represent the mind, while cups represent the heart, pentacles represent the body, and wands represent the soul. Swords help us understand how we receive, process, and use the information and how we solve problems and interact with the world around us.

    In addition to Air and the mind, the suit of swords also represents truth, clarity, knowledge, communication, collaboration, expansion, and logical thinking.

    Just like the astrological element of Air, it’s here that we explore intelligence and facts, rationality, quick movement, collective action, curiosity, innovation, and practical solutions. As we move through the suit of swords, we follow a powerful new insight or idea, see it expand and evolve, find ways to harness movement and growth, and wrestle with the ways that our minds can trick us or get caught up in one specific perspective.

    When working with cards in the suit of swords, it’s important to remember that these cards often ask us to consider where we are coming from and how we are thinking through a situation or challenge:

    • What biases are we bringing to our analysis?
    • What mental traps are we stuck in?
    • How can we expand our understanding of something, open ourselves up to new truths?

    The pips (or numbered cards) in the suit of swords show us several ways that we can think about this energy, from protecting our minds with rest to moving away from harmful ideas, understanding where we are feeding our own anxieties, or coming to terms with ways that we may be blocking our own progress.

    On the other hand, the court cards represent individuals who are learning how to best utilize the energy of the swords. The page is a child and student, someone who is just beginning their journey with curiosity and interest; the knight is an adolescent, eager to prove their talent and skill with actions; the queen is a master and ruler who teaches others how to use this element internally, and the king is a master and ruler who teaches others how to use this element externally.

    These cards can represent the querent, a person in the querent’s life, or can offer advice on how to harness the energy of the suit of swords for themselves.

    The Suit of Swords Tarot Card Descriptions

    Below, I offer some simple interpretations of each of the fourteen cards in the suit of swords. You can combine these with your own research or intuitive ideas to develop personal, powerful understandings of each of these cards, but this will give you a place to begin.

    Ace of Swords

    Ace of Swords: A new realization or insight, a big idea, a truth that shifts your perspective in a way that cannot be undone. A racing mind, a new intellectual journey, mental clarity. The full potential of Air, the mind, and the suit of swords.

    2 of Swords

    2 of Swords: A mental block or important decision, a crossroads, a choice that must be made. Feeling stuck or uncertain, inactivity, blocked vision—a call to action.

    3 of Swords

    3 of Swords: A truth that catches us off guard, a shift in our understanding around a relationship, situation, or challenge that may cause us pain or frustration. Harsh words, hurt feelings, paranoia being confirmed.

    4 of Swords

    4 of Swords: A call to rest, setting up mental boundaries, protecting the mind. Stepping back from movement or building to prioritize personal healing. Recovery, restoration, reflection.

    5 of Swords

    5 of Swords: Unnecessary conflict, fighting for the sake of fighting, restless frustration. A determination to win a battle without remembering the larger goal. Overlooking the consequences of our actions and the ways that we may be harming others.

    6 of Swords

    6 of Swords: Moving on, leaving a bad situation behind, making the best of things. Traveling, escaping, a fresh start down a new path. Leaving our troubles behind. Finding freedom and purpose after a difficult period.

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    7 of Swords

    7 of Swords: Secrecy, lack of information, something that hasn’t yet been revealed. Uncertainty, hesitation, waiting for more details or insights before acting. Separating the self from others, worrying about who is trustworthy.

    8 of Swords

    8 of Swords: Mental traps, being locked into one perspective, feeling like you have no options. Making a choice to stay stuck rather than trying different solutions. Focusing on what isn’t possible. Giving up your power.

    9 of Swords

    9 of Swords: The darkest parts of the mind. Terror, insomnia, nightmares, anxiety, fears of the unknown. Letting our worries consume us. A need to take action or ask for help. Letting untruths or skewed perspectives spiral out of control.

    10 of Swords

    10 of Swords: A victim mindset. Rock bottom, a desire to give up, an unwillingness to view a situation from any perspective other than your own. Being consumed by anger, fear, or sorrow. Nowhere to go but up.

    Page of Swords

    Page of Swords: A child of Air with a beginner’s mind, intellectual curiosity, playful eagerness. An energetic explorer of ideas and theories. Youth, courage, and ability to think outside the box and challenge existing structures.

    Knight of Swords

    Knight of Swords: An adolescent of Air with strong convictions, brilliant insights, and a desire to prove their value and intelligence. Focused, obsessive, analytical, devoted to logic, sometimes at the expense of other things. Seeking balance. Rapid movement, confidence, determination.

    Queen of Swords

    Queen of Swords: A ruler of Air with an ability to cut through the confusion, prioritize truth, and set necessary boundaries. Insightful and clever, wise and witty. Discernment, honesty, trusting the courage of one’s convictions. Personal wisdom, not hiding from reality, intensely observant.

    King of Swords

    King of Swords: A ruler of Air with keen judgment and fair decision-making abilities. Hardworking problem-solver, calculating, intentionally detached. Values intelligence and logic over all else. Able to see all sides of a situation. Stands firm in their own authority.

    Working With the Suit of Swords

    It might feel overwhelming to work with the suit of swords, given that the themes and issues that they can bring up in readings are very real and very serious. But the mind is an important piece of who we are. These cards give us the space to recognize where we may be limiting our imagination, viewing things through too narrow a lens, or getting ourselves tangled up in an illogical worry.

    Spend some time studying these cards, and consider how they can provide insights and encouragement, rather than simply inspiring fear.

    Which cards in this suit make you the most uncomfortable, and why? When has the suit of swords help you find real clarity? How can readings that include cards from this suit help push you to reexamine something you may have been taking for granted?

    Related article: A Tarot Card Spread for Quick & Easy Insight

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    Do you need a calming break from the intensity of Aries season? If so, you’re in luck, because Taurus is swooping in to bring us the collective relief we crave. While all that inspiring energy was certainly motivating, it can also feel just a little bit too warm at times.

    Thankfully, Taurus is here to bring that steady and grounded energy that many of us are craving right now. While we won’t experience many transits this week, the ones floating our way are healing indeed.

    Starting on April 19th, we’ve got two major transits taking place.

    First, the Sun is entering Taurus, marking a new astrological season. Taurus season is a time of sensory pleasures, a connection with Mother Nature, and a grounded, determined spirit that helps us get just about anything done.

    Additionally, on this day Mercury is also entering Taurus, giving us even more of that steadfast, calming energy that Taurus is known for. When Mercury – the planet of communication and information – enters this sensual sign, you can expect your conversations to take on a more visceral and genuine tone.

    Taurus is all about being real.

    Finally, on April 23rd, assertive, motivating Mars is entering intuitive, sensitive Cancer. You may feel even more protective of your loved ones than usual or even protective of your own energy. If you feel you’ve been slighted, you might also grow moody. But this transit can also bring great insight and intuition to your actions, so this is a good time to trust your gut.

    April 19 – April 25 is a Week to Sink Into the Good Vibrations

    While Taurus is determined, it’s one of the more laid-back signs in astrology; Taurus wants to play just as hard as they work. This means that you’re going to need to set some time aside to enjoy yourself, or you may risk emotional exhaustion or burnout.

    Grant yourself the permission to relax.

    We know you want to get things done and make them happen, but it’s going to feel nearly impossible if you have no energy. Energy comes from rest and relaxation, meaning that – whether you like it or not – you’re going to have to let yourself get some solid relaxation in this week, for both the body and the mind.

    If you’re having a hard time allowing yourself the permission to read, a personalized astrological reading can help you find the cues you need to trust your gut.

    Planetary Locations During April 19 – April 25, 2021

    • Sun: Aries (March 20, 2021 – April 19, 2021), Taurus (April 19, 2021 – May 20, 2021)
    • Mercury: Taurus (April 19, 2021 – May 3, 2021)
    • Venus: Taurus (April 14, 2021 – May 7, 2021)
    • Mars: Gemini (March 3, 2021 – April 23, 2021), Cancer (April 23, 2021 – June 11, 2021)
    • Jupiter: Aquarius (December 19, 2021 – May 31, 2021)
    • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
    • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
    • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
    • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

    Daily Astrology Snapshots for April 19 – April 25, 2021

    Monday, April 19

    Sun

    Taurus – Welcome to Taurus season! This is a time to work hard and play hard, making sure to take time to stop and smell the roses along the way.

    Moon

    Cancer – The Cancer Moon encourages you to nurture and be gentle with yourself and others. Take time for your self-care practices today, including practicing self-focused gratitude.

    Astrological Aspect

    Mercury enters Taurus – When Mercury is in Taurus, we’re not only more determined with our words, but we’re also able to deliver them more calmly. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind.

    Tuesday, April 20

    Sun

    Taurus

    Moon

    Leo – The Leo Moon encourages your inner child to come out and play. Do something silly or creative today, just to let that wild spirit within run free for a moment.

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    Wednesday, April 21

    Sun

    Taurus

    Moon

    Leo

    Thursday, April 22

    Sun

    Taurus

    Moon

    Virgo – When the Moon is in Virgo, we’re better able to look at emotional issues from an objective point of view. This is a good day to approach any challenges you might be facing with yourself or others.

    Astrological Aspect

    Venus in Taurus conjunct Uranus in Taurus – This transit could bring unexpected changes or abundance in either your romantic or financial realms. Keep your eyes and your heart open for surprises!

    Friday, April 23

    Sun

    Taurus

    Moon

    Virgo

    Astrological Aspect

    Mars enters Cancer – Assertive Mars feels out of place in the sensitive sign of Pisces, forcing you to slow down a bit. Plan your actions carefully and allow plenty of time for emotional expression.

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    Saturday, April 24

    Sun

    Taurus

    Moon

    Libra – The Moon moves into balanced Libra today, helping you negotiate and view emotional situations more objectively. This is a great day for communication, focusing on any issues that need to be resolved.

    Astrological Aspect

    Mercury in Taurus conjunct Uranus in Taurus – This transit may bring flashes of insight or wild ideas to the forefront of your mind. Try to follow through on any ideas that come to you today, as they may lead to something brilliant.

    Sunday, April 25

    Sun

    Taurus

    Moon

    Libra

    Astrological Aspect

    Venus in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius – Things may feel delayed or hindered today. Try to start the day with relaxing activities like yoga or meditation to promote stillness and calm throughout the day.

    What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers!

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    Has Mercury retrograde been grating on your nerves? Are you ready to let go of the stress and upsets of the last month and start anew? Then this is the week for you, as the stars above are bringing us some relief from frustration coupled with a chance to let go and release any negativity.

    We’ve got a few major transits this week, starting on June 22nd when Mercury goes direct in the sign of Gemini. Mercury is the planet of communication, information, and short-distance travel – and it’s been retrograde since May 29th – bringing frazzled energy and mishaps.

    Now that it’s going direct in the sign, it rules over, and you can expect smoother sailing when it comes to conversations, technology, and travel.

    Next up, we’ve got a Full Moon in Capricorn on June 24th. The Full Moon is a time of release, a time to let go of the grudges, upsets, or hurt feelings of the past lunar cycle.

    This is an opportunity to rid your body and your energy of negativity, making room for the blessings and abundance to come in the next lunar cycle. It symbolizes the end of a cycle, a time to finish up one chapter and move onto something new and exciting.

    On June 25th, Neptune – the planet of illusions, mysticism, and dreams – goes retrograde. While Mercury retrograde is typically associated with frustration, Neptune retrograde can actually bring clarity and understanding, as the illusory fog that Neptune can bring on tends to lighten up.

    In other words, Neptune can place a veil over our eyes when it’s moving at full speed, but that veil is pulled back when it’s moving retrograde.

    And finally, Venus – the planet of love and beauty – moves into fiery Leo on June 27th, helping you feel more enthusiastic when it comes to romance. If you’ve been looking to manifest love or meet someone new, this energy will give you the confidence you need to go after what you want!

    With Mercury moving direct and strengthening communication, the Full Moon bringing a sense of release, Neptune encouraging more mental clarity, and Venus amplifying your confidence, this is a great week to consider your goals and how to move towards them.

    June 21 – June 27 is a Week to Let Go & Move Forward

    The tension of Mercury retrograde is gone, and the Full Moon helps you let go of negativity and frustration. These elements, coupled with the lucidity that Neptune retrograde brings and the optimistic energy of Venus in Leo, make this the perfect week to move on from stagnant energy and start advancing towards your goals and dreams.

    The clarity and relief flowing your way set the foundation for making moves and moving forward. If you’ve been stuck on negative thoughts or emotions, this week’s astrological energy will help set you free.

    If you feel disconnected from your dreams and desires, a personalized astrological reading can bring you back to your center.

    Planetary Locations During June 21 – June 27, 2021

    • Sun: Cancer (June 20, 2021 – July 22, 2021)
    • Mercury: Gemini (May 3, 2021 – July 11, 2021)
    • Venus: Cancer (June 2, 2021 – June 26, 2021), Leo (June 27, 2021 – July 21, 2021)
    • Mars: Leo (June 11, 2021 – July 29, 2021)
    • Jupiter: Pisces (May 13, 2021 – July 28, 2021)
    • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
    • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
    • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
    • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

    Daily Astrology Snapshots for June 21 – June 27, 2021

    Monday, June 21

    Sun

    Cancer – The Cancer Sun amplifies feelings of creativity, intuition, and emotional sensitivity. Finding a creative way to express your emotions will help you feel more balanced and understanding.

    Moon

    Scorpio – As a fellow Water sign, the Scorpio Moon adds to the emotional intensity of the Cancer Sun. Try beginning the day with a Tarot reading or chakra work to provide balance and wisdom.

    Astrological Aspect

    Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces – You may feel like daydreaming today, as your imagination is more active than ever. Artistic endeavors are truly the perfect pursuit today.

    Read next: What it Means when the Moon is in Your Rising Sign

    Tuesday, June 22

    Sun

    Cancer

    Moon

    Sagittarius – The Sagittarius Moon brings optimism, enthusiasm, and a desire for adventure. Physical exercise will boost your energy and help you release any negativity that might hold you back.

    Astrological Aspect

    Mercury direct in Gemini – As Mercury begins to move direct, things that may have felt difficult in the past few weeks will begin to return to normal, including conversations, travel, and technological transactions. It’s safe to start making big decisions and starting new projects now.

    Wednesday, June 23

    Sun

    Cancer

    Moon

    Sagittarius

    Astrological Aspect

    Sun in Cancer trine Jupiter in Pisces – This transit is often regarded as one of the best in astrology, as it creates friendly, positive energy that raises your spirits. Try not to overlook any opportunities that flow your way today – keep your eyes, and your heart open!

    You might also want to check out: What to Expect When Mercury Goes Direct

    Thursday, June 24

    Sun

    Cancer

    Moon

    Capricorn – Capricorn’s lunar energy is stabilizing, helping you deal with heavy emotions in a grounded way. It may feel easier to digest your emotions once your chores are out of the way, as they can distract you when left unfinished.

    Astrological Aspect

    Full Moon in Capricorn – The Full Moon in Capricorn shines a light on hidden information or emotions so that you can acknowledge and release anything that may be holding you back from growth.

    Don’t ignore your emotions today, but rather embrace and face them.

    Friday, June 25

    Sun

    Cancer

    Moon

    Capricorn

    Astrological Aspect

    Neptune retrograde – Illusions and false realities you may have been living in are peeled away, allowing you to see situations, experiences, and relationships clearly with Neptune retrograde.

    Pay attention to strong emotional reactions right now, as you may be facing reality for what it is for the first time in a long time.

    Saturday, June 26

    Sun

    Cancer

    Moon

    Aquarius – When the Moon is in Aquarius, your individuality and social nature are enhanced. Spend time around people with whom you can fully and wholeheartedly be yourself.

    You might also be interested in: Decoding the Age of Aquarius

    Sunday, June 27

    Sun

    Cancer

    Moon

    Aquarius

    Astrological Aspect

    Venus enters Leo – Leo brings childlike, enthusiastic energy to the planet of love during this transit. Let yourself love freely and get excited about your relationships – present or future – right now!

    What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers! Did this overview resonate with you? Get another astrologer’s take on this week’s astrology forecast.

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    This month is all about creativity, self-expression, and social engagement, thanks to the power of the number 3. Yes, July 2021 is a number 3 Universal Month (7+2+0+2+1=12; 1+2=3).

    The energy of the number 3 is fun, social, and vibrant, making it a very uplifting month indeed. Just in time for summer! What could be better? If you’ve been stuck at home for some time (haven’t we all?), this is a great month to get out, catch up with friends, and have some light-hearted fun.

    While this month is full of fanciful frolics, don’t underestimate this number 3 month as having no substance. In fact, your lifted spirits and newfound positivity actually give you the mindset you need to access number 3’s true power.

    The level of creativity and desire to express yourself is heightened exponentially this month. This is a month to design your ideal life, think about who you really are, and carve out a path for yourself which aligns with your true purpose.

    This month, you’ll have space, spiritually, physically, and mentally, to really focus on your truth and manifest a life that helps you share that truth with the world.

    But, as always, it’s important to not only look at this month’s collective numeroscope. Calculating your personal month number will help you truly understand what’s in store for you this month.

    If you want to access your personal roadmap to each day ahead, you can check your daily numeroscope.

    How to Calculate Your Personal Month Number

    To calculate your Personal Month number, you need to add your Personal Year number to the current month number. Your Personal Year number is just your day and month of birth added to the current year number.

    If you were born on June 23rd, your Personal Year in 2021 is 7.

    • 6+2+3+2+0+2+1=16
    • 1+6=7

    Add your Personal Year number to the current month number (which for March is 3rd), reduce if necessary. And voila, you have calculated your Personal Month number.

    Someone with a birthday of June 23rd would add 3 (the current month) to 6 (Personal Year number) and get 9 as their Personal Month Number for March 2021.

    Now discover your July 2021 Numeroscope below!

    Don’t forget to check in on your free daily numerology reading throughout the month!

    Your July 2021 Numeroscope

    Personal Month 1

    The number 1 is all about starting a new cycle, new beginnings, and intuition.

    In this 3 month, it signifies that you must access your deepest creativity to unlock the new beginning that is coming your way. It is in self-expression, owning your truth, and sharing your voice that your new start will manifest.

    Read more about your Personal Month #1 Numeroscope

    Personal Month 2

    The number 2 is all about harmony, balance, and partnership.

    The number 2 and number 3 work well together. With the 3 being about creativity but also carrying a strong social vibe, it indicates that you will work well with others in creative pursuits right now.

    Creating your dream life may be achieved by nurturing your relationships.

    Read more about your Personal Month #2 Numeroscope

    Personal Month 3

    If you’re in a 3 Personal Month, you’ll be getting a double dose of the creative power of number 3 this month.

    This compounded power of self-expression and creativity indicates your ability to tap into your personal power with ease. Accessing your truth, coming up with creative solutions, and maintaining a happy, social attitude will come easily to you.

    Read more about your Personal Month #3 Numeroscope

    Personal Month 4

    The number 4 is practical and structured. It lays the foundation for a strong future, which is great news if July 2021 is a number 4 month for you.

    While the number 3 is all about getting creative when setting intentions for your future, the number 4 is all about laying the groundwork for it actually to happen. A powerful combo indeed.

    Read more about your Personal Month #4 Numeroscope

    Personal Month 5

    The number 5 holds the spirit of adventure, change, and freedom.

    If you’re in a number 5 Personal Month, you’re already accessing a double dose of this energy since 2021 is a number 5 Universal Year. And with the number 3 in the mix in July 2021, your positivity, sense of adventure, and ability to actively welcome change into your life will be amplified.

    Read more about your Personal Month #5 Numeroscope

    Personal Month 6

    The number 6 is the number of families, homes, and healing.

    Combined with the number 3 of this month, it indicates that cultivating your dream home life might be the sweet spot for you. This month also creates space for you to express yourself too.

    So, if there’s something you’ve not said, especially with regards to frustrations at home, the 3 will help you say it.

    Read more about your Personal Number #6 Numeroscope

    Personal Month 7

    The number 7 is the most wisdom seeking of all the numbers.

    This deeply spiritual number will encourage you to look within to access the self-expression of your soul. By looking deep within your soul, you’ll gain insight into who you are, and you’ll be able to create a life for yourself which aligns with your highest purpose.

    Read more about your Personal Number #7 Numeroscope

    Personal Month 8

    The number 8 is all about abundance and is considered one of the luckiest numbers.

    And that’s certainly good news when it’s a 3 Universal Month. This month, you’ll have the Midas touch, and what you create will be created in abundance!

    Read more about your Personal Number #8 Numeroscope

    Personal Month 9

    The number 9 signifies the end of a cycle. In a number 3 Universal Month, you should use this time to think about what you need to let go of so you can create space to express who you truly are.

    Read more about your Personal Number #9 Numeroscope

    Personal Month 11

    As the first Master number, the number 11 is spiritually sensitive, wise, and independent.

    There is an air of magic surrounding this number. During a number 3 Universal Month, your creativity comes with a deep edge as you draw on the wisdom of the number 11.

    There’s a sense that the way you express yourself comes from a higher plane, and you must follow that voice.

    Read more about your Personal Number #11 Numeroscope

    Personal Month 22

    The number 22 is also known as the Master Builder.

    It’s well-known for its ability to turn ambitious goals into reality. So, during a number 3 month, there’s a real sense that the life you begin to create, no matter how “out there,” will be built into reality.

    Dream big!

    Read more about your Personal Number #22 Numeroscope

    Personal Month 33

    The number 33 is also known as the Master Teacher.

    It is perhaps the most influential of all the numbers, and it resonates strongly with the energies of blessings, inspiration, and courage. And that’s a great thing in a number 3 Universal Month.

    What you create this month will be divinely inspired.

    Related article: Your Powerful July Energy Forecast

    Source: astrologyanswers.com