by Jillann Morlan
Spirit Speak Tarot Deck by Mary Elizabeth Evans
ARIES // Five of Pentacles
The antidote for uncertainty is trust. Life will not always go as planned, but there is beauty and grace to be found in the simple act of letting go. Be willing to let go of your expectations this month, Aries. Stay open and embrace the art of improvisation. Faith dissipates fear and it’s imperative that you keep building faith in yourself, Aries! Trust that you are enough and release the need to please. It’s important for you to put yourself first this month. Let go of your past failures. Acknowledge the lessons you’ve learned along the way, honor your struggles, and then do your best to move on. Gift yourself with an extra dose of compassion, and trust that you don’t have to know exactly where you’re going in order to begin. All that is required of you right now is to listen to your heart and say yes to what feels right.
TAURUS // The Devil, reversed
It’s easy to get off track. Failure is inevitable but it isn’t permanent. In fact, failure is often a precursor to victory. Are you willing to love your failures, Taurus? Are you willing to let your failures provide you with the fuel you need to move forward? It’s important to cut yourself some slack this month. Maintaining balance requires inner awareness and conscious action, but above all else, it requires compassion. Forgive yourself, Taurus. Let it go. Reconnect with your inner child this month. Get back to basics. What makes you laugh? What allows you to tune into a deep sense of joy? Reconnect with lightness and ease. Trust in the timing of your life, Taurus, and don’t let failure erode your faith. Think of each stumble you encounter as a crucial misstep meant to prevent a fall. No matter what you’re currently moving through, keep moving! You’re closer than you think.
GEMINI // Death
Progress and self-doubt go hand in hand. To the ego mind, change signifies danger and activates fear. Be willing to lean into your fears a little more this month, Gemini. We cannot reclaim our power until we acknowledge that it has been lost. Go back. When did you start shrinking for the comfort of others? When did you stop speaking up? Do the deep inner work you’ve been putting off. Take action. Break the silence. Make the call. Write the letter. Turn it around. Let it go. Embrace the changes that you have already moved through, as well as, those that still need to unfold. Identify your blocks and then set them on fire so that you can set yourself free. Do what resonates, and above all else, stay true to you. It won’t be easy, but you have everything to gain if you allow yourself to surrender to the moment and trust in the magic of this transformative time.
CANCER // Seven of Pentacles, reversed
Happy Birthday, Cancer! Summer is well underway and it’s your moment to shine. Now is the time to gather your people and celebrate all the things that make you uniquely you. Now is the time to align with a deeper sense of receptivity, as you’re likely to be reaping the rewards of your hard work. Take a break from all the strategizing this month and simply be. Let new opportunities come to you. Say yes to the invite. Say yes to the new job. Say yes to the date. Say yes to putting yourself first. Protect your energy but be open to changes that feel expansive and amplify your creativity. Be grateful. This simple act sends a powerful message to the universe that says you are ready and willing to receive more. Do whatever you can to get rid of your lack mentality, Cancer. The truth is that you really can have it all, now all you have to do is believe it.
LEO // Nine of Swords, reversed
The natural world doesn’t always align with our inner state of being. The sun may be shining, but that doesn’t mean we can ignore the darkness we might be battling within. When faced with fear and anxiety, it’s important to bring awareness to all that we are feeling without placing judgment on our thoughts and feelings themselves. Cut yourself some slack this month, Leo. You don’t have to have it all figured out. You don’t have to be in constant motion in order to get where you want to go. Now is a beautiful time to take a conscious pause. Prevention is key when it comes to burnout. Spend some time alone. Be in nature or simply step outside and bask in the summer sun. Soak up all the warmth and love that the natural world is radiating toward you. Be as present as you can be and know that your struggles will pass are quickly as the seasons change.
VIRGO // Queen of Pentacles, reversed
We all have a perfectly balanced point within us that we can tap into in order to anchor ourselves in truth when our thoughts, feelings or emotions try to take us on an unpleasant ride. What routinely throws you off balance, Virgo? What disconnects you from your center? What connects you? What practices bring you back to a state of equilibrium when inner or outer chaos threatens to take over? This month you are being invited to investigate the things that you do on both a conscious and unconscious level that perpetuate a sense of separation between you and your true center. Get acquainted with the ways in which you self-sabotage and start to hold yourself more accountable. But, make sure that you hold yourself accountable with love and compassion. We are all a part of a unique learning and healing process. Get to know your process and commit to protecting your energy by honing in on and owning your power.
LIBRA // The Magician
It’s time to wake up your dormant dreams, Libra. It’s time to get reacquainted with your deepest desires. What do you desperately want but truly believe that you will never have? Go there. Call it in. Sit with it. What does it look like? What does it feel like? How long have you wanted it? Why do you think you can’t have it? Manifestation is the art of belief. We can’t control the timing or dictate the form in which our dreams will manifest, but we can control the degree to which we are open and willing to invite in something new. If you don’t believe, you will not be able to receive. Let go of your outdated dreams in order to make room for the ones that you’ve deemed too grandiose. Take action steps this month that will help solidify and amplify your systems of belief. Do the work, but surrender your expectations and let yourself be surprised at what comes through.
SCORPIO // Page of Swords, reversed
We must make an effort to be honest with ourselves. How connected are you to your authentic desires, Scorpio? How clearly are you able to communicate your needs? Are you aligned with your personal truth, or do you find it difficult to differentiate between your thoughts and feelings and the thoughts and feelings of others? Take some time this month to get really clear about what you need on a daily basis in order to feel connected, inspired and empowered. You are not here to simply survive. You are here to thrive! Remember who you are, Scorpio. Tune into your unused potential. Never settling for less than you deserve means having an unwavering understanding of your worth. Know your worth and be honest with yourself. Letting go creates space so you can invite in something better. Let go of anyone or anything that makes you question your worth or your ability to accomplish your dreams.
SAGITTARIUS // Eight of Swords
Don’t worry if you don’t have it all figured out, Sagittarius. Facing the unknown can be terrifying, but the liminal space between not knowing and knowing contains a multitude of potentialities. Uncertainty breeds creativity and helps us to foster our faith. Have faith in the timing of your life, Sagittarius. Make a conscious effort to equally welcome the successes, failures and everything in between. In truth, it’s what we do with the time between the successes and peak moments in our life that dictates how connected we feel to our true center and seat of personal power. Be willing to own all of your experiences this month. Don’t take any of it for granted even if you’d rather wish it away. We never know what’s right around the corner, so it’s imperative that you stay as present as possible. Let inspiration flow to you and trust in your ability to create the outcomes that you most desire.
CAPRICORN // Two of Cups, reversed
Romantic, platonic, familial, business-related or mere acquaintance, our relationships represent a complicated web of our own weaving. Our interpersonal relationships are first and foremost a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves and with our environment. Now is the time to get back to you, Capricorn. Now is the time to call in greater self-care and strengthen your sense of self-love. Begin a new personal practice this month. What is uplifting? What feels good? In what areas have you been ignoring your needs? Recommit yourself to the little things that make you happy. Work at what empowers you. Get reacquainted with the things that make you feel whole. Help others do the same and feel the collective burden lift a little. Now is not the time to be overly critical. We need each other more than ever. Work to find the love within, spread it around, and trust that more is on the way.
AQUARIUS // Temperance
The sun is shining and the natural world is bursting with a multitude of energies that are vying for our attention, but that doesn’t mean we have to say yes to every invitation that comes our way. Be careful not to get caught up in the whirlwind of demands and expectations that will be moving through your personal sphere this month, Aquarius. Be discerning about how you spend your time and whom you give your attention to. Above all else, make sure that you set time aside for yourself on a regular basis. You will optimize your social life if you first take care of your inner life. You may need a bit more structure in order to maintain a good balance this month, Aquarius. Be willing to make some changes, but don’t overthink it. Commit to inner calm and you’ll be surprised by what little sacrifice self-care requires in the long run.
PISCES // Nine of Wands
It’s time to find your courage, Pisces. Take heart and forge ahead because you’re closer than you think. Surrender is an act of profound bravery. Be willing to not know exactly how you’ll make it through, but still trust with all of your might that you will. It’s a common misconception that we have to be actively working toward something at all times in order to achieve our goals. Dream, visualize, set intentions, have your goals in mind, but don’t push. Don’t force anything to happen, Pisces. When we force things to happen, we shortchange ourselves. The universe has much greater things in store for you than you can imagine right now. Don’t block the flow with your ego’s limited ideas of love, success and happiness. Don’t get stuck in an idea about who you are or how your life is supposed to be. Let go, have patience, and the rest will come sooner than you think.