Hi, I'm Brigit Esselmont, professional Tarot reader and teacher, and I'm here to share with you today the Tarot Card Forecast for July 2015. Now as always I've drawn three cards for this month ahead, and the first card is around blessings, the second card is around the challenges for the month, and the third card is kind of like a recommendation for what you can do to make this a fabulous, fabulous month. So let's get into it...
Blessings Card: Three of Wands, Reversed
We start with the Three of Wands Reversed as our Blessing. Now, when we look at this card upright we can see this man and he's standing on a hill and he's looking out across the ocean where he's seeing some ships passing by and there's another land far, far away. And, to me this is a card about: one, kind of like expanding new horizons, but two, thinking about what comes next. What's next in your journey? Where will your travels take you next?
And certainly when we look at the Three of Wands but in the reversed position, we know that this card is about looking to expand your horizons, but on a more personal and private level, hence the reversal of this card. So the blessing here in the month of July is that you've got the opportunity here to re-evaluate and reassess your own personal goals, and particularly on the level of your spiritual goals or your personal development goals -- that's certainly captured in this being a reversed card, and the Wands. So I really do encourage you this month to really think about:
Where is it that I'm heading?
Is this right for me?
Are my goals truly aligned to what I know of my soul's purpose?
Now you might get to a point where you go, "Oh my goodness you know what? I was heading on this path, but now I realize that in fact I need to be heading on this path, and maybe I've just taken the wrong turn, and the last few months have been a complete waste of time." I really want you to know this, that it's not a waste of time. In fact, you are exactly where you need to be. That's the really important thing to think about here. So even though you might need to take a slight change in direction, it's all meant to be, that's just the way it's meant to be. And so, I really encourage you to feel OK about changing your path and changing your direction with that card. Now let's have a look at our Challenges for this month...
Challenges Card: Five of Wands
And we've got the Five of Wands. Now if you have a look at this card you'll notice that there are five people clashing and fighting. Now, this is clearly a card of conflict, tension, disagreement, and so on. So, I'm so sorry but I think for the month of July, it's likely that you're going to find yourself in a position where you disagree with the opinions of other people, and things can get a little bit heated. So you might find yourself in a couple of arguments, surrounded by conflict, rubbing people the wrong way... Some of this is a bit out of your control; you know sometimes there are folks out there who will just get upset no matter what you say. But if you find that there's a way for you to find more of a compromise, I suppose, then I really do encourage you to take it.
Because I think tempers can easily get pushed over the edge this month, and people will seem to be getting a little bit protective of their thoughts and opinions, so the more that you can take a more peaceful approach, the better. So just watch out for those potential conflicts and tension, and see how you can make the most of it by bringing about peace and calm. And just remember: diversity in opinion is OK, but it's about creating a constructive environment for that to happen in. So, make sure you're the bigger person and you're creating that very constructive environment.
Recommendation Card: Death
Now our last card is about what we can do this month in order to manifest the goals that we truly desire. And I've drawn the Death card. Now, I know there are probably some of you looking at this going, "Oh my goodness, what does that mean? The Death card, that sounds terrible..." Trust me, this card is OK. It doesn't have to be a scary card. In fact the Death card is all about change and transformation. So as you're looking to this month ahead, think about:
What are some of the layers I can let go of this month?
What is no longer serving me?
What new things can I allow to come forth?
And I think this is a really lovely card to look at against the Three of Wands Reversed. The reason for this is remember with the Three of Wands Reversed, we may be reassessing our goals, and reassessing our path, and I want you to know that with the Death card, that that's OK. In fact, that's actually a really good thing if you're saying, "I've been following this path for a while, but I know that it's no longer really fitting into where I really want to head in my life, and so I'm going to shed that skin." And that's OK. That's a good thing. That's what's going to create an amazing, fabulous month for you -- if you can let go of what's not serving you.
And certainly with the Death card, it's also a sign that change is coming through whether you like it or not. And we can choose how to respond to change. We can choose to resist it and go, "Oh I don't know, I like everything that's set," or we can say, "Yeah, change is as good as a holiday. I can deal with change." So I really encourage you to embrace the positive aspects of change this month and look for opportunities to create transformation, particularly as it relates to your goals and your personal spiritual goals this month.
So, with that, I wish you the very best for this month ahead. I hope you have an absolute gorgeous month, and I look forward to connecting with you again very soon.