May 26, 2023
June greetings to all, and happy solar return wishes to Gemini and early Cancer folks! Below are your intuitive tarot readings by me, coupled with insightful astro snapshots by Sera. Both tarot and astro horoscopes are per sign for the month ahead. There is also a card for the Collective, which you can use in conjunction with your personal tarot card to create a more robust narrative around what is calling your attention during this monthly cycle, or as a clarifier to your zodiac’s card.
The overall energetic message for this month that you can use to expand and clarify your personal card reading is: Death.
This is the Scorpio frequency connected to death, composting, and renewal in due time. It is a reminder that everything is temporary, we are in dynamic micro and macro cycles all the time, and death is just a blip in these various cycles, not an end point.
The Death skeleton reaper in the card’s imagery is both chopping out what no longer serves and harvesting simultaneously. This reminds us that there are multiple experiences happening at any given time, even though one emotion connected to one experience may be weighing out and smothering the others. This scythe brings transformation, the ultimate blessing, after a death cycle. This portends, always, that something new will be born.
The Death card also signifies that we are eternal, that energy cannot be created or destroyed, and that one of—if not the highest—frequencies of energy is love. So, letting go and releasing all the bits and pieces around love that are ready will help clear the way for you to move on and move toward. Love is the nucleus that keeps you, memories, and energy alive. Lean into aliveness! Think about what “moving on” means to you right now. Embrace change. Expect regeneration. There is a Collective theme connected to alchemical change for everyone this month. Impress this focus up on your personal tarot card to move through June with power.
Some Scorpio themes (8th house) to hold in mind in addition to general themes are: other people’s money, the occult/what is secret, personal transformation, sexuality, and esoteric spirituality.
General Keywords: change, transformation, release, letting go, allowing, gestation/regeneration, immortality, composting, slow and steady rebirth, solar energy of transformation, Dark Night of the Soul
June is a month of divine duplicity! Yes, duplicity can be associated w/ trickery and deception, but its root meaning is simply, double. Aka double your pleasure, double your winnings, double your fun. With the Sun moving into Gemini, the sign of the twins, and expansive Jupiter now stationed in sensual Taurus, feel free to experiment with trying out both pairs of jeans instead of choosing just one. Maybe the more conservative version of you has use for the Mom jeans, while the inner rockstar needs the skinny jeans for a night on the town. Tis the season to tap into the different masks we wear for different occasions, and make the world our stage. Summer dawns on 6/21 as the sun moves into cozy Cancer, and we’ll be ready to take a break from May’s performative antics, and settle into a beach blanket with a good book.
Tarot Card: 2 of Wands
June brings energy around making plans, Aries. What have you been wanting to do? Where have you wanted to go? Who have you wanted to collaborate with? Wands connect to passion projects, community, and family, and on an intrapersonal level, they connect to your personal power and transformation. Take an expanded + broad view of your life right now and start drawing up blueprints and drafting plans for something important to you that you wish to create or be a part of in your future. Don’t expect sudden change or push for things to get rolling right now—this is the ‘gestation of ideas’ phase to check in with what you truly want, what is possible, and collecting information to get there. But there is a lot of power in this space, as you are manifesting and consenting to synchronicities that will bring your plans into motion, so be confident and excited.
June is a month of joyous communication and intellectual stimulation for the ram. Your passion will inspire you to communicate powerfully and creatively with new friends and old. The Full Strawberry Moon in Sagittarius on 6/9 may bring a new teacher into your life, or perhaps an inspiring culture, or philosophy. On the 11th you may become aware of your reputation in the public eye, and consider if there is anything you might want to update regarding your public image or career achievements. The Cancer New Moon on the 18th is all about nurturing relationships and clear communication within your household and family. It’s a great time to heal any wounds or open up cut off communication with your Mother or Matriarchal figures in your life. You lead through teaching and listening this month, Aries.
Tarot Card: 8 of Pentacles
Taurus friends are still in a closure cycle but things are picking up with both subtle and not-so-subtle shifts are occurring, or will soon. Your June card is about work/career and how you make money. Some of you are planning on switching or leaving a job, others have work on the mind regarding balance and closing out some variables associated with your job. Keep closing out. If you have been contemplating leaving a job, focus on that, as the Collective card is Death (and you had Death in March). In any case, for all: The message is to put your head down and do the work, which comes through in this card’s imagery, in addition to focusing on building something sustainable for the long term. Some may be moving or traveling for work—this is a good thing! Use your skills to build a new foundation around money (be it self-worth and financial independence or a literal new gig or job) and use the next month to really focus on and prioritize plans and actions around how you want to spend your time making money and being in service to your security. Leos also got this card.
The mighty bull should be taking time to lounge in the sun, or under an oak tree this month, Taurus. Your 2nd house of native comforts is activated by this month’s sun in Gemini, and you’ve got Jupiter now in your sign amplifying your aptitude for indulgence! Don’t be too hard on yourself if you find it challenging to step into your usual workhorse mode. For this is to be a month of treating yourself and feeling yourself. Get into your body, and tune into what it needs, from sensory pleasure to nourishing and beautiful meals. Your ruler Venus moves into Leo on the 5th opening up creative space and romance in the home…think candlelight takeout dinner or even a solo stripease for a lover, or the mirror. As I said before…feel yourself!
Tarot Card: Queen of Wands
June is all about power and creation for Geminis! My Fire Witch Queen has a message for all: You are in a state of transformation and personal power growing stronger… You have access to create what you want, both in the material realm and in your mind. This femme energy is very confident, strong, creative, inspiring, and is all about coming up with ideas then DOING them. She is very spiritual and asks you to bring attention to where your ego/personality connects/affects how world sees you. How is the ego driving your decisions and how you can transcend that energy to your Higher Self? There is a transmutational healing energy with this card connected to your personal power. Take chances, see and be seen, and let your freak flag fly this month—you are coming into much personal power if you take risks that are connected to your whole Self, not ego.
Happy Birthday Gemini! It’s your month to shine from within! You may find that you’re extra focused on your appearance this month, and you may give yourself permission to do what you need to do to make the outer reflect the inner. All Gemini’s have 2 distinct sides as The Twins, and often times one twin is hidden and one is visible…Birthdays can sometimes illuminate that hidden twin who may want to pick out your Birthday outfit this year. Though you’ll be soaking up the birthday attention from friends and family, you’ll also be inclined to some self reflection, and connecting with your authentic self/selves. The 3rd brings a Full Moon in Sagittarius, highlighting partnerships and sustainability…who can go the long haul? You may even want to try some Strawberry Moon Rituals calling in the sweetness of summer berries with the emotional depth of Lady Luna. When your ruler Mercury enters your own sign on the 11th you will have plenty to say, and your thoughts will be witty and insightful. You’ll need lots of mental stimulation for the rest of the month so bookmark your favorite Podcasts. You’ll also be treated to a New Moon in Gemini on the 18th setting the stage for dynamic communication of your emotional needs, and healing any repressed pain or trauma. Your voice will be charged with depth as you move into this next trip around the sun.
Tarot Card: 4 of Cups
I landed on the Tower several times, which I think is indicating that you need to confront a situation, person, or feelings that you have been resisting or tamping down in to your unconscious, Cancers. Otherwise your Guides are gonna blast it out, front and center via the Tower, for you (not at you). The 4 of Cups is highlighting energy around feeling unsatisfied, not wanting to hear someone else’s or a higher truth, or simply focusing on what isn’t working vs. working with the solutions being offered. There are opportunities around emotional healing, relationships, or inner parts of you that are awakening, but for some reason, you are not allowing something in. Focus on acceptance and allowing this month! If not, you may feel regret later. Sorry not sorry for the tough love!
June brings deep sea solace for Cancer this month. For some of you this will be a relief, as respite, and an opportunity to nest deeply into your sea cave of self. For others whom are wanting to be active and accomplish things, this could be a bit of a struggle. Listen to your body, and honor your energy field. In all likelihood the Full Moon on June 3rd will dredge up some hidden emotional baggage which will help you see what and whom you need to release to have the harmony you so crave. Alternately you may be handed some money or resources to manage, which could seem a bit overwhelming, but by the 21st when the Sun enters your sign, your clarity will return. The New Moon In Gemini on the 18th is a perfect time for a meditative healing bath, as you almost certainly will be in a deep hermetic bubble. You are meant to nourish your heart and soul this month…refuel from the interdimensional planes.
Tarot Card: 8 of Pentacles
June’s card is highlighting work/career, making money, or something/someone you are putting work into. Taurus also got this card, but for some of you Leos, this 8 of Pentacles may be more metaphorical, like a relationship you are putting work into. Others are planning on switching or leaving a job, others have work on the mind regarding work/life balance. For all: The message of putting your head down and working comes through in this card’s imagery, in addition to focusing on building something sustainable for the long term. Use your skills and past experiences (and their insights) to build a new foundation around self-worth (or a literal new gig or job). Use the next month to really focus on and prioritize plans and actions around how you want to spend your time being in service to your personal security. I’ll mention the Chariot showed up a few times, so peppered into this reading is a message about forward movement, travel, your vehicle/using it as a work vehicle?, and/or determination and knowing that you are being divinely guided—so follow your gut!
I hope you’re feeling extra gregarious Leo, because June will see you filling up your calendar with social events, and meeting new contacts. Your big heart leads the way, and people will be drawn to your charismatic light, and childlike ability to make each adult moment feel a bit warmer and more playful. You are not afraid of a challenge, and many people this month will come to you with great collaborative ideas, but lacking a bit of gusto to get the fire started….cue Leo! You are one of the best firestarters in the zodiac, and when Venus moves into your sign on the 5th, you will be the flaming sacred heart! Adoration is your M.O., and this month you’re valued more for your compassion, generosity, and creativity than for the spectacle performance you so often gift your audience with. Pay attention to the company you keep on the New Moon in Gemini on the 11th..these are the allies who support your dreams.
Tarot Card: The Star
The Star shows up to remind us that the living sky is a celestial mirror to our material world below and inner worlds of our psyche/soul. This card brings a message of hope, healing, renewal of some parts of your Self or possibly a relationship. The Seven Sisters of The Pleiades are in this card, acknowledging celestial guidance and nourishment. Often this card shows up after some unexpected or difficult change. Remember that everything is temporary except LOVE. Nourish yourself, take energy cleansing baths, focus on self-care this month. There are spiritual cracklings happening in and around you, and this is a sacred time period to pause, slow down, and focus on what healing really means (not just physical healing, or not just throwing money at energy workers and expecting a switch to flip and you’re “better”). How are you bringing renewal and healing to yourself with intention? Virgo is the sign of service, so also ask how you are in spiritual service to yourself and others.
Virgo, we know that you love to see the results of your careful and diligent work…you are after all associated with the nurturing fertility Goddess of the Harvest, Ceres. But how do fertility and virginity (Virgo=virgin) fit together? Well, as you know, you are an extremely dedicated servant to the work you choose to put your heart into, which is what makes it pure as in virginal. Oftentimes you simply work very hard because you love and respect who or what you work for...which, believe it or not, is unusual in this day and age. Some of you most certainly work yourself to death without proper recognition, which can create resentment and bitterness…but at the core, your superhuman work ethic is usually born from the heart. This month expect, at last, some accolades and recognition for all the hard work that you do!! This can show up in the form of a simple pat on the back, a raise, a promotion, and sometimes even a new job or creative work opportunity! Allow yourself, for once to receive the credit you so deserve, Virgo.
Tarot Card: 4 of Pentacles
June’s theme for Libra folks is about security. For some, financial security and job security are top of mind, for others, crossing a threshold by getting a job or some outside event is happening and is bringing wonderful news! For all: bring your attention to what you are clutching out of fear versus what your are holding to be in alignment. Fear blocks, alignment flows. Check in with your body—drop into your flesh and bones and all the energy in between them to see how “security” hits… Do you feel grounded peace when you think about a certain job, relationship, idea or do you feel electrical buzzing or tightness in your throat? Pause and check in with the wisdom of your body to connect to your security!
Summer wanderlust sets in this month Libra, and planning a trip to a new place that allows you to indulge in foreign sights, smells, textures, and arts is fully encouraged by your cosmic authorities! You may also find yourself being drawn to a new spiritual path, or a teacher…allow yourself to explore without too much judgment this month. The Full Strawberry Moon on the 3rd will lead you to the sweetness of what you are wanting to learn right now, and when your ruler Venus moves into Leo on the 5th, your heart will open right up with a sense of innocent creative exploration. By the 18th with the New Moon in Gemini you should have a pin on the map of where your soul is wanting to go, be it a physical location, or a new local dance class…exploration of the unknown is key. When the sun enters Cancer on the 21st, all eyes will be on your career achievements, with a whirlwind of good fortune blowing into this sector.
Tarot Card: 3 of Wands
Scorpios can expect some movement this month with whatever their focus and plans have been centered on recently… Last month was about power and authority and this month there is action happening to live in that power. Wands are about personal power + action, especially connected to family, community, creative work, and often spiritual work. The 3 is about creation—something new being born or developing, emerging from intention and plans you have been working on. Expect things to get going! Your ships are on the move, Scorpios. If new opportunities come in to expand your world even more, perhaps through travel, this could be a great blessing. Lean into adventure and expansion and be creative and flexible (ahem, less fixated and controlling). Shifts are happening.
June will have you smack dab in the center of your comfort zone, Scorpio. That means sex, death, rebirth, and money! Expect changes in your financial status ranging anywhere from a tax audit to an unexpected inheritance. Whatever the case, it will be in alignment with transforming you from the lower Scorpion-Scorpio to the higher Phoenix-Scorpio. You are a master of transformation, and this makes you a bit of a shaman in terms of what you bring to your relationships. Expect intensity, depth, a push-pull of power dynamics, and passionate intimacy. Sometimes you hang out in the shallow end of the pool to maintain control and clear lifeguard-like vision…but this month calls you down to the deep end to swim with the sharks. The sharks are you..or perhaps they are reflections of you…we can’t forget that you are ruled by Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld, and that your world is water. Yes, you are beautiful and kind, but you are also raw power. Meet your power in the mirror of another and melt the dangerous weapons with your passionately burning heart fire.
Tarot Card: King of Cups
Sag folks are coming into a month full of nourishment and emotional healing… It may be that YOU are the benevolent healer helping others, which will ultimately help you and raise your vibration. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” For others, receiving help, empathy, and emotional nourishment is likely coming in via a masculine figure, possible fatherly energy, or a Father Wound may be healing. Kings and Queens are masters and leaders of their suit, so there is energy around you being in an emotionally regulated, emotionally stable place, signifying a milestone around your emotional health. Healing integration happens by connecting to your Shadow parts, your unconscious (dreams may be big messengers for you this month), and balancing your thoughts and emotions. Follow your intuition and use creativity as medicine this month, Sag.
June begins with a cosmic boon when the Full Strawberry Moon rises in your sign on the 3rd! Prepare for light bulb moments of clarity, and four leaf clovers at every corner. Lucky in love is the theme of this month as the sun activates your 7th house of partnership and balance. While balance is not the superpower of exuberant and expansive Saggitarius, a love of fairness is. Balance comes this month in the form of playing fair, being a good sport, and making sure your partner(s) in love, business, and adventure are adequately compensated or provided for. This can also lead to deeper commitment such as marriage or cohabitating with your mate. When Leo enters Venus on the 5th you may be inspired to plan a trip or explore a new culture, or ethnic restaurant with a treasured friend or lover. If you’re in a lone wolf phase, June will send smoke signals out to an aligned partner in business or pleasure, so be on the lookout.
Tarot Card: The World (jumper: 8 of Swords)
Caps are in the midst of major cycle closures, both karmic contracts and 3D closures. The gentle nudge to move these major cycles all the way closed is to notice where you hold yourself back through your thoughts. What distortions are keeping you stagnant? What thoughts and narratives are building a cage around you? It may feel like no one can help and that you are helpless, but this is the distortion. This is an old story that does not serve you, and it is time to release it so some major endings can finalize and shift you into a new, abundant timeline. The World card signifies achievement, success, soul integration, and completing something very big that brings you fulfillment. Ask yourself if there’s a part of you that fears achievement because…. “Then what?” Or is there pressure to maintain this role if you get to “the top”? Allow yourself to write a new, updated story about being enough, being ready, and being deserving of this success. The next card is The Fool who carries you into a whole new big, beautiful journey. You are ready.
You tend to be creature of habit Capricorn, and this month will be all about discerning the helpful habits from the hindering habits. Your work ethic is your superpower, and so you need play to balance this out. Sometimes your “playtime” can take a toll on your health when it shows up in the form of escapist indulgence, ie too much sex, intoxication, social media, etc. So, the key is aligning your habits of relaxation with your health. Moderation is key, and it would be a good time to pick up Mindfulness Meditation and/or breathwork if that’s not already part of your routine. You, more than perhaps any other sign, need healthy forms of stress reduction, daily. When Pluto retrogrades back into your sign on the 11th, be ready to kick out any returning dust bunnies in your closet. These show up as unsupportive friends, time wasters, and relationships that drain you rather than synergize with you. Relationships are the key to long term success and abundance, so revel in the joyous ones…for they will cultivate the fertile energy which will nourish and support your successful ideas over time.
Tarot Card: 7 of Cups
Aquarius folks may be getting a lot of options and opportunities coming their way this month. These may be personal or work relationships, or even creative opportunities. The message with this card is that not everything is what it seems… Sometimes your own mind or projections can create delusions or fantasies about someone or something, and then you operate through that filter. Other times, people are operating under disguise, consciously or not, and creating temptation and desire in you that is not grounded in reality, affecting your goals or outcomes. The work this month is to pause, assess, and notice each opportunity or option… Notice if you are wishing really hard for something, so that is what you are seeing, or if it really is that good and true. Also, check in with what you have/what you are already working with, then what you actually need before perhaps going into an indulgent space. I want to say if you find yourself craving something, that is lower vibrational, and that is a fantasy or delusion. Reflect and meditate on the needs that you have for yourself and what you “need” from others, and check that they are in alignment with your truth and in reciprocity within your relationships (Cups). Also, doing one thing at a time with intention is a message; go to each cup, one at a time instead dumping everything on the table maniacally!
The Waterbearer will be in the mood for love this month! Time to let down those guards, and let joy and pleasure into your heart. Romance, playful drama, adoration, and a bit of childlike innocence are in the cosmic cards for you this month, Aquarius. You have such high standards that even your own accomplishments go unrecognized by you sometimes. This month try lightening up and accepting compliments, affection and adoration. You actually do deserve that, but you have to come down to earth and warm up in the fire of passion to get out of your hovercraft mind. Let experience replace observation this month. Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld retrogrades out of your sign on the 11th, and back into Capricorn, giving you a break from the intense cycle of transformation which began in March 2023. Let June’s Leonine fiery creative juices ignite an inspired life transformation that will carry you gracefully through Pluto’s 20 year residence in your sign beginning again on 1/20/24. Time to ride the Lion, Durga style.
Tarot Card: 7 of Wands
If Pisces folks are feeling frustrated with progress or perhaps ganged up on after some personal success, know that this too shall pass. The 7 of Wands is asking you to fight for what you believe in (especially as it is connected to your personal power, worth, and self confidence), stand your ground, and confront (don’t run) from challenges. This is part of the whole picture! Challenges come in to test our passion and will, to provide learning opportunities, to heal karma, and to help us grow. Know that those wands that seemingly feel like aggressive weapons can shift into wizard staffs of cheers and support! If you can persevere through any hiccups, big or small, you will have movement and change following those challenges that will bring you success in your goals. When confronted, say, “I am grateful for this challenge, it is temporary and I have the strength to face it.”
There are few signs in the zodiac who love peace and harmony more than Pisces, and June will bring just these gifts within your family. That can mean parents, siblings, or the family you’ve created under your own roof. You may be interested in your heritage, or reconnecting with places which were pivotal in the formation of who you foundationally are. As an idealist, your family and loved ones often present conflicts which you will take under your wings as problems to solve, or people to repair. This is one of those gift/curse attributes of yours, and can sometimes leave you feeling drained. Saturn retrograde in your sign on the 17th brings karmic self reflection, and encourages you to ask if you are getting the care that you need in your own family, or are you doing all the caring and emptying your well? If you’re draining your well, the answer is not to change anyone else's behavior, but to carefully tap into how you can care for and nurture yourself in the ways you do for so many others. As a Pisces you have a special gift of being able to easily tap into the higher vibrational etheric fields to recharge your energy via meditation, bath time, or solo walks by the sea or another body of water. Your oceanic heart is your truest home dear Piscean Mer-person!
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