Card of the Year – 2018
Energy Reading for July 2018
Using The Good Tarot and the Wisdom of the Oracle divination cards
created by Colette Baron-Reid & Jena DellaGrottaglia
Quick refresher on the process in place for this year: After preparing my sacred space, centering myself, calling in my Guides and Angels, I’ve asked for guidance for us all by drawing a single card from The Good Tarot to exemplify this “Master Year” of 2018 (2+0+1+8 = 11, which is a Master Number). As before, I’ve drawn a single card from The Good Tarot followed by four cards from the Wisdom of the Oracle deck to give us a more detailed look at what to expect in July. I’ll do a similar reading for the remaining months of the year, mixed with information that I’ve gotten from various readers, astrologers and spiritual teachers that I follow.
In The Good Tarot, the Fire suit corresponds with the suit of Wands in traditional tarot, relating to the way we act, the results of our actions and where our intentions can lead us if we act in accordance with them. We’re looking for guidance regarding our passions, ambitions and motivations turned into actions. As we are powerful co-creators, remember, we need to be aware to have our actions in alignment with our deepest intentions for the highest good of all.
This beautiful card, the 6 of Fire, represents stepping into the limelight, being and becoming an enlightened influencer. The affirmation that accompanies this card is, “I generously model my transformation so that others might be inspired. I put my light atop a hill so that it can shine forth, helping others to find their way. I remain aware of shadows and people who have trouble basking in the warm light of higher awareness. I bless them but do not dim my own beacon. It’s a time to renew my trust that I am contributing to the highest good of all in my own unique way.”
Now let’s move along to July.
We’ve just experienced the solstice and here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s summertime! This is going to be a time of much abundance for all of us, despite what may show up in the headlines around the world. The energetic winds are picking up speed and changing direction. This began with the solstice and will continue to increase over the next few months. All signs point to another gigantic leap in consciousness and all living things on our planet will feel this deeply. We’ll begin to notice glimpses of our new life taking form as the “old ways” gently fade away. This will affect our personal lives in different ways. We may notice an increased passion for life; we may want to be more active and productive; you may begin something new, such as a project, a business, a relationship or a career; you may want to clean/clear and simplify your home; you may find you’re thinking bigger, outside the box; you may be ready to release people, things, experiences that no longer serve you; you may desire to feel more connected to your Higher Self and Spirit/the Universe; you may wish to make a difference. All of this will be a result of the huge energetic “download” that we are all experiencing.
The “anchor card” for the month of July is the Sun, one of the Major Arcana cards from The Good Tarot. As you may know, the cards from the Major Arcana represent the overarching themes that tell the story of the energies of the environment. These energies can be reflected in current physical events or in the inner world (mental, emotional, spiritual) or both. The Sun represents Abundance and how perfect is the picture on this card?! Lots of gold light, a beautiful benevolent Sun, a maid dressed for a warm day in Nature surrounded by big, happy sunflowers all represent growth, abundance, fruits and vegetables producing in the gardens and long lazy days in the sun. The affirmation that accompanies this card also fits perfectly, of course. “At this time, everything is possible and everything I need to know is illuminated. Projects come to fruition, relationships flourish and my growth is assured. This is a time of plenty. It’s important that I share this abundance with others. I am deeply grateful.”
To supplement and support the Sun, we have the following cards:
No Place Like Home – “Authenticity; coming home to yourself; feeling at home; arriving at a place where you just ‘fit’; being comfortable in your own skin.” Home feels safe and secure, your sacred space, and you’re now able to trust yourself to maintain your sense of dignity and integrity. You know who you are and this puts you in a position of power and strength. With Spirit at your side, you are safe here.
Co-create – “Creativity; art; inspiration; fruition; manifestation” Although you may not think of yourself as an “artist,” you create your reality every day with your thoughts, intentions and actions. As you have within you a spark of the Divine, all that you do is in co-creation with Spirit/God/the Universe as you respond to the nudges and intuitive guidance that you receive. As you realize and accept that you are not alone, you align yourself and your intentions with the Divine in a way that creates miracles.
Exchanging Gifts – “The Law of Giving and Receiving; currency; trade-offs, weighing costs and determining value” It’s time to start walking the walk as well as talking the talk. You’re right where you need to be and you have all that you need to launch this project. All you need to do is to totally commit to it body, mind and soul. Your investment of time, energy and intention will allow the Universe to step in and do its part. That’s the Universal Law of Giving and Receiving. No time for fear.
Fork in the Road – “Time to make a decision; considering the consequences as you prepare to act; owning up to your obligation to make a necessary choice.” You’ve arrived at a fork in the road and you are asked to make a decision. Will you choose left? Or right? The road less traveled? Or the well paved highway? This is your choice and yours alone. Don’t allow circumstances or other people to make this decision for you. This is an important crossroads and it’s important that you choose. (Never fear, whichever choice you make will certainly be a rich experience for you.)
Let me tell you the story of what we can expect in July. The overarching theme of the month is illustrated by the Sun which promises abundance, growth and the fruition of all our labors over the past weeks and months. This is what it’s all about, what we’ve all been working towards. In our own life, our family, our community, our country and our world, we will see evidence of this growth and abundance as the Light continues to expand. No Place Like Home is the first “chapter” of the story of July. You are comfortable with who and where you are, and the effect this has on those around you is visible. You are able to confidently go out into the world and use the gifts and skills you possess to make it a better place for all to live. You accept your relationship with Spirit and your Higher Self (Co-Create), giving you the assurance you need to succeed in your attempts to make a difference.
Now that you have things moving, it’s essential that you recognize the value of what you have to offer. It’s time to accept your partnership with Spirit and all that it affords you. When you totally commit to your project, knowing that Spirit is by your side, you allow the Universe to step in and do its part. This example of the Universal Law of Giving and Receiving is what is meant by Exchanging Gifts. You take one step and the Universe will take one thousand steps towards you.
As you continue along the road through July, you will find yourself at a Fork in the Road where you will be asked to make a decision, a choice. Whichever you choose is entirely up to you because, you see, the emphasis is on making the choice. Accepting responsibility for your role in this exercise and being willing to put yourself out there is the lesson for you here. Either road will lead you through a rich and fulfilling experience so don’t react out of fear. Go within, ask for guidance, listen for the response and step out!
July is promising to be a fabulous time of growth, abundance and seeing all that we have worked for come into view and take shape all around us. Let yourself accept what is happening and be grateful for the opportunity to experience all the wealth that surrounds you. Remember to share your gratitude, your experience and your abundance, as all that is shared returns to you multiplied many times over.
I’m hoping that this transmission from our Oracle allows you the best advantage in facing what Fate, Mother Earth, the Universe, Spirit and your Higher Self may place in your path during the coming month. I’m very interested in hearing how July plays out for you. Please email me with your insights and revelations!
It is my honor to interpret these energy forecasts for you, giving you a notion of what is possible, and I am so grateful to my mentors who have graciously shared their time, talents and patience with me as I travel along my path. Peace and blessings to you all!