Are you destined for greatness this month? Angie Banicki, Hollywood's top tarot reader and self proclaimed "explorer of the soul" shares her insights with us on what's to come. With illustrations by Jocelyn Mathewes, Angie's blend of tarot, astrology and cooresponding playlists will help you sail through July.
ARIES (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Influenced by the THE TOWER
Music: Karma - ALMA
Aries, you will gain more love and protect yourself from dangers when you learn to accept and deal with your OWN energy! You know how powerful you can be. Make a leap into the unknown. Take risks in love and practice putting yourself out there. Just say it, what you do want? There may be some rocky times ahead for you so here's the thing, why not just just jump right in? Get ready to move some big stuff, you are growing up and owning your power. But with power, comes sacrifice. So get ready to show you are willing to sacrifice to get what you want.
TAURUS (Apr 20 - May 20)
Influenced by the reversed page of pentacles.
Music: Heathens - Twenty One Pilots
Taurus, oh patient taurus. This month is one of waiting. Don't make any sudden moves right now; you aren't ready yet! This is the month that is pushing you though. July wants to shove you into change. Take it slow and start noticing where you are being pushed. Instead of deciding to leave your job or change your relationship, start asking more questions. Be your solid diligent self and listen to what you're hearing. Your friends, coworkers, and partners are telling you what they think. Take all the advice and store it in that vault of your mind. Let all the knowledge gather. Notice where you are being pushed away. If it hurts or feels difficult, take note. That's probably because you are supposed to be moving away from that play.
Gemini, we both know you are a thinker. Your mind loves to work through everything. It's important now that you notice when your mind wants to focus on the negative. Get away from those thoughts, escape away for the weekend if you need to. Keep your thinking positive. Just because there are delays on a project, doesn't mean it's a bad thing! If you are feeling confusion around a relationship or if your partner is indecisive, you are well advised NOT to push. Go to the beach, take a trip, get away to help reset your brain. Keep it working by allowing it to explore different cities, different cultures or even on a movie marathon weekend if you can't leave town. If you are realistic, you'll see this month for what it is and go enjoy yourself.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
Influenced by the Knight of Swords
Happy birthday cancer! You are going to feel great this month (as long as you don't party too much and you just surrender to your situation, anyway! Go spend as much time in the sun as you can or at least outdoors in nature fair-skinned Cancers. You are going to get at least one piece of surprise good news this month. You'll be in your glow so it'll just be like the sparkler that adds extra shine to your birthday cake of candles. Use this shine to attract what it is you most want in life! You have an effect on others now and you won't know how bright until much later. I could see you getting the attention of someone now who pursues you this fall. You may not even remember meeting them but they won't forget you. Go be the belle of the ball!
LEO (July 23 - Aug 22)
Influenced by 4 of PENTACLES
Music: You And I - Margaret Glaspy
Stop trying to control everything Leo. Time to release the tight white knuckled grip on your partner. Relax. If your partner feels distant or your crush is ignoring you, let it go. You can't make people feel a certain way. There's more going on than you know. Your love is going through their own stuff, it probably has nothing to do with you. Let them work through it and try to be the example. Be the leader you know you are, others wish they could have it together the way you do! If you've been a little concerned about finances, let go of that too. You can't monitor every little expense. Live a little and practice thinking about where you'd like to see yourself financially in a year. You ARE manifesting that abundance now.
Virgo, you are in moon time right now. Night time is the right time in July. If you are a writer or a creative, take some nights this month to work; you will be filled with inspiration. You're very connected to the spirit of July. Trust your instincts. Your intuition is high and the impressions you are getting about others are dead on. Listen, observe and use this perception to help you understand the motivations of others at work. And notice how you can understand your lover better than they can see themselves. You are a divine messenger this month. Help others see what they are having trouble. Be the future eyes! Share your insights and you'll be rewarded in the future.
Libra, get out of here! July wants you on the road, in the air or over water. This is a light month for you! Everything is moving at just the right pace. Relationships are getting easier. Work feels like a walk in the park. You feel like you have a grasp on your future and it feels exciting! You're ready to play! You may even notice that projects or work matters are turning out even better than you expected! If you can't go travel, go the beach or to a baseball game.
Oh scorpio, you intuitive master. You can't predict what's coming for you this month. You have unexpected news coming in July. If you are set in your ways, this may feel like a shove that knocks you off balance. Trust trust trust. It's a shove that may topple you, but you can handle it. And once you rebalance yourself, you'll see that you needed to be pushed off the path to discover exactly what you needed to proceed. Like a secret garden hidden back in the trees, you're finding more to you! For some, this surprise shove might be exciting! Women are helpful to you this month, call your mom or a close female friend if you need help catching your breath and figuring out what you're going to do with this new information. You are a warrior of heart so get ready to battle for what you want and need!
Listen Sag, it has nothing to do with you but things just aren't coming together the way you want them to this month. But come on, you've been working hard. Now is a time for a break. You need some time for you. Give yourself space this month. If you can, take some time off work. Go get some perspective. As the music says, You can have it all! And you will, but not in July. This month is a perfect one to go on a yoga retreat or to go for a silent meditation. Or if you've always been curious about an area of study, use this month to go to the library and dive in. For some reason, I keep getting Native American tribal study. If I were you, I'd do something totally random like go to Alaska and go fishing.
Cappy! You are stepping into who are you meant to be this month. You finally see your future self and you feel your heart aching to be there. You see the person you want to be with. You see your dream job. But the frustration lies in how you are going to get there. You know what you want but now you've got to make it happen and you see the obstacles. But you are a thinker, you can make this work. You are going to have to get creative. What barrier needs to be broken down? You are going to have to step out of your comfort zone a lot this month, but because you've had the vision, there's no holding you back.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Influenced by DEATH
Music: Broken Drum (feat. Fitz of Fitz and The Tantrums) - Cash Cash, Fitz and The Tantrums Damn! - The Motet
Oh Aquarius, such a transformational time. You feel so ready for that new relationship or that next phase in the one you're in. But guess what, you need a little more preparation. And July is all about getting you strong, confident and truly ready. You also will leave this month with a brand new sense of faith. You'll be feeling so good, you'll forget you wanted another to be filling you up. Because surprise, you filled yourself! Damn! Go on with your sexy self! Enjoy the freedom and live it up!
PISCES (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
Influenced by the SEVEN of WANDS
Music: Bonbon - Era Istrefi
Pisces, July is all about discernment. You are a smart, evolved sign. So listen to that strong intuition and hold to your guns. You can be so kind and sensitive and July is all about teaching you to say no or not yet! Time to lose the people-pleaser attitude. What do you want? This month is about closing some doors so that you can walk through bigger, exciting ones. And if you can't seem to close that door, the universe may give it a kick for you. But don't despair - this is all for the best for you! Watch for these karmic cosmic shifts because by the end of the month, you may have a big sign pointing to what or who is waiting for you behind that new door!
Angie Banicki is Hollywood's go-to tarot card reader, most recently featured in Refinery29 and The Cut. Learn more about Angie here.
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