The summer solstice, which takes place this year at 6:07 a.m. on June 21, marks the astronomical start of the summer season for the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s some guidance on using this energy to our best influence.
Aries // Knight of Cups + 2 of Swords + King of Wands
Instead of allowing life to beat you down, you have trained your mind to look at the flip side of things. Create with senseless abandon, only focusing on your joy and new discoveries along the way. June represents the mid-way mark of a year that is all about independence, transitions and ending cycles. Prepare for rapid changes within your career, love and self-identity. Whatever you’ve been holding back on is now rapidly growing in the direction that you’ve always intended, although it may not be taking the form that you’ve anticipated. Living your life authentically, even if you have to initiate dynamic moves yourself, is what June is about.
Taurus // Magician + Knight of Swords + Justice
Magic is about creating what you envision by utilizing your immediate resources around you and trusting the innate power that you hold within. Your manifestation skills are rapid this month and you will be planning ahead for the months to come, ensuring that you are doing all that you can at a reasonable speed without exhausting yourself. Your motivation is at an all-time high due to past successes and encouragement from loved ones around you. Your task this month is to follow your intuition with no doubt and continue taking action on what you feel you must. Share your gifts with the world, but don’t forget to take your own advice.
Gemini // 3 of Swords + Emperor
You are more mystically inclined, researching new topics and subjects of interest, gaining a broader knowledge on information that is not readily accepted by most. A new level of intimacy with self is expected. The more you know who you are, the less interested you are in meddling with things that don’t align with that awakening. This month is a large cleansing because you prioritize spending more time with yourself and focusing on what makes you grow. June allows you to attain a higher vibration by overcoming negative past experiences and steering away from what distracts you. There is much structure, discipline and organization to be implemented into your life. Establish a new order and direction on how you want things to be moving forward.
Cancer // 6 of Swords + 2 of Pentacles + 10 of Pentacles
Instead of being upset or frustrated with the truth, decide to empower yourself by moving forward in pursuit of something more fulfilling and worthy of your time. Lose the need to control things that are out of your reach and to go with the flow of what life is presenting to you. Although this may still be a rocky and unpredictable moment, trust that what is transpiring is for your best benefit. You have reached a maturity level that perceives circumstances from a higher level. Descending from that point of view would be a choice.
Leo // The Hanged Man + 9 of Swords + Ace of Cups
Bring mindfulness to your potential and move in the right direction again. June is a mental breaking point where you know you cannot continue in the same fashion and still expect different results from that behavior. Do not cripple your spirit by giving your negative thoughts too much power. You are encouraged to pursue all the emotional nourishment and creative stimulation that feeds you. Indulge in sensual and physical pleasure, getting back into your body in whatever activity you choose. Be fully accountable for the quality of your creations, mental or not. Seeking liberation from what has kept your spirit pent up and chained is all the fuel you need to do right by you.
Virgo // Justice + The Hierophant + Knight of Pentacles
Listen to yourself and place your wisdom first — this is what will help you see things for what they truly are and help you avoid making assumptions about what is. You may be presented with several tests in patience, faith in self and understanding of your higher knowledge and consciousness. Applying this wisdom to practical situations will save you much drama and help you to preserve your inner peace. You have the ability to see the bigger picture and take things into a mature perspective that allows others to view you with much respect and honor. There is much comfort with your ability to navigate yourself toward success. Have faith that your inner wisdom will see you through.
Libra // 3 of Pentacles + 9 of Cups + 8 of Wands
Your ability to communicate effectively is powerful this month. Be mindful of how you use your words and what you say, for they all carry a deep impact on the lives and actions of others. You are gaining mastery of your own emotions and will find a way to win and be victorious, particularly when involved with groups of people or expressing your own needs and desires. You already know what you must do, but the work is in getting others to follow suit. Worry about yourself and hop on some other tasks that you’ve been wanting to get accomplished if you notice that no one is pulling their own weight. What you want is coming; it just may not be coming in the form that you’ve expected.
Scorpio // 5 of Wands + 4 of Wands + 8 of Pentacles
You are approaching the finish line in accomplishing something major for yourself this month, don’t doubt or be insecure. You are prone to beating yourself up too harshly, rather than focusing on your successful surrounding and blessing that awaits you. Emphasize your strengths, not your weaknesses. The signs show that your work is paying off, even if you may have more piled up on you. With consistency and commitment, the odds are in your favor. This could be an excellent month to increase your knowledge in a particular field that is lucrative for you to get into. Anything involving self-investment and development is suggested for success later down in the road.
Sagittarius // 6 of Pentacles + 5 of Pentacles + 7 of Swords
Kindness and gratitude pays off in tremendous ways, and you have grown leaps from learning how to heal your own trauma and internal discord. You have enhanced your appreciation of self and life due to your trials and tribulations. Matters that may have once disturbed you now seem trivial, and you are focused on the bigger picture. You have also prioritized making your body and soul your home, finding ease and comfort with yourself and being cool in your own skin. If you focus on the progress of other people, you lose footing of your own and lack of grounding. If you are feeling particularly low in energy, servicing others may help you to get back on your feet and realize that everyone is struggling from some unseen battle.
Capricorn // 9 of Swords + 10 of Cups + 4 of Swords
Self-care is of the utmost priority and this specifically goes for mental health this month. You will be inspired to find ways to recover and come back to self, as you research meditation, spiritual practices and activities that make you feel wholesome and peaceful. You are choosing to be your most authentic self in all moments of your life and are unbothered by the opinions and actions of others. This is what it truly means to be focusing on self and anchored in the now. Moving slow allows you to assess which direction is best for you, especially if you believe that everything is accessible to you now and you can go, do and be anything.
Aquarius // Ace of Pentacles + 10 of Wands + 4 of Wands
You carry a vault of wealth in your mind because you are a perpetual inventor and ultimately a stream of creative consciousness. There can be easier ways to go about life. Invent a way to do so, don’t just complain about it. It takes time to create a legend, to establish your legacy. The beauty is that it is quite possible with the current direction you are in. Distractions are to be minimized so you can minimize the pressure placed on yourself from others. Granted, you have much love and support from your lover, family and friends. Their needs and sly ability to pry you away from what needs to get done can set you back without you realizing. Realign your drive and find ways to juggle both, if possible.
Pisces // Page of Pentacles + 6 of Swords + 6 of Cups
You are eagerly leaping into the future with hope and anticipation that you will be able to deliver your intentions with no doubt. You are now ready to birth an idea that you’ve been marinating on for some time and it is the perfect moment to do so. You are ready for this change and are able to make the leap, regardless of what you think. It’s important not to take your thoughts so seriously during this time of great vulnerability and change. Inspiration and nostalgic memories of people, places or hobbies from the past will surface up again, reminding you what to get in touch with that’s of importance. It can also be an introduction to someone whom you connect with quite deeply, offering a refreshing gift that lifts you out of your funk, getting you right back on track.