A new month is here and that means it’s time to shuffle my oracle cards and see what’s coming our way! As you probably know, I don’t use these readings to try to predict the future. Instead, my goal is to get some guidance around how we can best navigate the month from a broader perspective.
I also share weekly oracle card readings in the Nourish + Shine Facebook group.
This month, I pulled 4 cards to answer the following questions:
- What is the overall theme for the month?
- What do we need to invite into our lives (what do we need more of) so that we can thrive this month?
- What do we need to let go of (what do we need less of) so that we can thrive this month?
- Is there any additional guidance that can help us this month?
(If you’re interested, I used The Psychic Tarot oracle deck by John Holland.)
THIS MONTH’S THEME
Card: Mental Conflict
As the card’s name suggests, you might be feeling stuck this month, maybe even like you’re in a bit of a funk. This is likely due to feeling like you’re in a “in between” stage in your life. You’ve been growing and evolving, and consequently some aspects of your life just don’t seem to fit who you’re becoming.
This can leave you feeling conflicted because some of these aspects of your life were once cherished. In fact, you might have worked really hard to achieve certain milestones, or purchase a specific home, or maintain relationships that were important to you. And now you’re just not feeling drawn to those same people, places and things that once called to you.
It’s easy to let our minds run wild with reasons why we should stay on course — after all it’s likely the “sensible” thing to do. But if you’re heart isn’t in it, there’s a reason, and you need to listen.
This month, it will be especially important to separate our thoughts from our intuition. When we’re feeling a lot of emotion, it can become difficult to separate the two. Take your time. Listen to your heart. Write out your feelings. Let your thoughts, ideas and dreams sit with you. Allow those little seeds to grow until you feel more certain about what path is right for you. Don’t worry about how you’re going to get there or what steps you need to take; instead, just let the big picture start to take form in your heart.
WHAT TO INVITE IN
Card: Rejoice in Celebration
If you find yourself deep in thought and possibly a bit overwhelmed this month, remember to take a step back and celebrate where you are. It may not be perfect, but it’s where you need to be on your own unique path.
Don’t spend your time overthinking this month….it’s not going to bring you the clarity you’re after. Instead, spend time doing things you love. Call up a friend and set up a coffee date. Sign up for a new class. Pick up some new books or go to a movie. Play music. Allow yourself to just enjoy the present moment.
It’s in these moments of joy (when we’re not overthinking) that our unconscious mind has the opportunity to get creative and work out solutions. This isn’t about ignoring issues, it’s about giving yourself space to allow the answers to come in. It’s also about enjoying the journey — even the messy parts. You don’t have to have it all figured out!
As you start to get clearer about what you want in the coming months, and make decisions based on that newfound clarity, the mental fog will begin to lift.
WHAT TO LET GO
Card: Rest & Rejuvenation
As I shared above, this month is about giving yourself some space. You’re currently shifting into a new version of yourself, and that’s going to take some time.
You may be tempted to make some big decisions or do some major purging in your life. If so, just make sure that you take your time and sit with your decisions for a bit before taking action. Don’t be too hasty and don’t expect everything to be neatly resolved by the end of the month.
This personal evolution that you’re going through is a process. You’re peeling back layers of yourself and slowly shedding what doesn’t fit. You can’t expect to have it all done in one big swoop. Just take it day by day, giving yourself lots of space to adjust.
You can think of July as a time to rest and reflect. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Enjoy the summer months and get out there and have some fun. The internal shifts will continue even while you’re off having a good time!
Card: New Beginnings
We’re ending the month with a major arcana card, New Beginnings. This signifies that we’re heading towards a significant inner change, which is completely in line with the rest of this month’s reading.
Over the coming weeks, and even months, it will be especially important to stay connected to your inner Wise Self. Your inner voice will be whispering directions to you, but because of this transition stage, it may be challenging to hear and understand those directions. (Which is why it’s necessary to get out of your head and have some fun, as well as take it slow!)
If you pay attention to your inner guidance and give yourself some space, you’ll feel that next step coming together and becoming clear. Trust that inner guidance and act on it when it feels right.
Change is always a bit scary, but approaching it with a sense of curiosity and wonder will help. Each choice is just one step down your own path, and you can always course correct as you go.
Overall this should be an interesting month. There’s no doubt that change is in the air and you’re going through some deep inner transformation.
If you let your mind fill with worry and doubt, the month could feel very heavy and frustrating. But if you give yourself space and allow yourself to have some fun in the meantime, it could be a really great month! The choice is yours. <3
**As always, this reading is strictly informational and for your reading pleasure! It is not meant to be used as any sort of professional advice! Always listen to your own inner guidance! 🙂