The presence of so many major arcana cards in this month’s reading signifies major change and developments on the horizon. Something is transforming beneath the surface, or more accurately, in the energetic, and is preparing to make its way into the physical. Week four of July looks especially promising for manifestations, with the Eight of Wands signifying powerful momentum and rapid forward movement. With Strength coming in as the card signifying this month’s energies, we’re reminded that we have what it takes to move through this period successfully. We can call on our inner strength to prepare ourselves mentally and emotionally for the change that lies ahead.
Q1: Overall energies of July: Strength
If nothing is certain but change, this beautiful card gives us reassurance that we’ve got what it takes to not only get through it, but to ride the wave and come out on top. Change can be positive, neutral, or negative, depending on how we view it, but even when things may not look as we had hoped or expected, we have the ability to choose how we are calibrated through it all. The Strength card reminds us that we’re powerful and our greatest strength is within. It can also appear when we reach certain milestones that we could not have otherwise achieved were it not for our strength, persistence, and tenacity.
Q2: Week 1: The High Priestess
This enigmatic card guides us to the feminine power within. The High Priestess may ask us to consider what is hidden within, what is preparing to come forth, and what remains unseen, the catalyst behind our motivations. Our inner life may be in focus this week, and that can include the way we approach things, as well as our creativity, imagination, and spirituality. Our intuition may be heightened now and we could benefit from considering where it is guiding us before heading off in new directions or making significant choices. Our emotions may be trying to tell us something.
Q3: Week 2: The Moon
Coinciding beautifully with this week’s full moon, The Moon card may ask us to pay attention to how the full moon’s energies are affecting us. The sister card of The High Priestess, The Moon is also closely aligned with the hidden, the subconscious, and what some may think of as the shadow side. This week, our intuition may be guiding us toward something; our inner being or higher self may have a message for us in the form of wisdom, guidance, or images that flicker across the mind’s screen in quiet moments. The Moon may cast its light on secrets and mysteries. This week could find us separating truth from illusion as we attempt to figure out what is real and get to the core truth of the matters at hand.
Q4: Week 3: Temperance
Temperance is a card of balance, cooperation, harmony, and patience. This week, we may benefit from considering where we could use more balance in our lives. Something may be reaching a point of resolution and we could find ourselves easily untangling knots that previously, were not so easily unraveled. Patience serves us well now and we may find it more easier than ever to breathe deeply into a space of quiet peace and strength and call on our wellspring of patient reserves. In peace, the path will reveal itself. In harmony, we find resolution. We may discover great healing available in the quiet knowing that all is well and in discovering the well-being that is at the center of who we are.
Q5: Week 4: Eight of Wands
The pace picks up now as fast-moving energy makes itself known. Energy is gaining momentum, gathering behind the scenes and building on what is growing, aiding the development of new manifestations. Energies are continuing to gather throughout the week as they prepare to make themselves known in some form or another. Expect new opportunities, change, and rapid developments. When faced with choice points, our inner guidance steers us toward what feels good, which is where we find resonance with our truth.
Q6: Guidance for July: Seven of Cups
This card says dream big—there are no limits to what you can be, do, or achieve. The message this week is that what you focus on grows. The Seven of Cups may guide us to be mindful of what we give our energy and attention to and arrives as a reminder that we create our own reality. Backing up our desires with beliefs that we can have what we want, and supporting those wishes with the expectation that they are manifesting and will be ours, can be the powerful catalysts that help give powerful momentum to the change we seek to create. The universe is powerfully supporting us in manifesting our desires.