Tarot Tuesday

Tarot Tuesdays in the Summer!

I know that it has been summer for a while but I wanted to come back to this topic because it’s hot out and it’s my favorite time of the year.

The Tarot is full of symbolism, associations, and deelpy rooted connections to our lives. In Astrology, summer is associated with the Summer Solstice and the signs Cancer and Leo — but what Tarot cards are associated with this warm, sunny season.

page of Cups from my Black Cat Tarot Deck

Page of Cups

In a Tarot deck, the whole suit of Cups is associated with the element of Water, and therefore connected to the summer season. Water is the ruling element of summer because the sign that starts the season — Cancer — is a Water sign. The cards in the Cups suit are all about emotion, joy, intuitions, and relationships.

Each Minor Arcana suit has four Court cards — the Page, Knight, Queen and King. As the first of these Court cards, the Pages represent youth and new beginnings. Think of the Pages like the Cardinal signs of Astrology — the four zodiac signs that start the seasons. Each Page represents the ushering in of a new season too, and the Page of Cups is the card that brings us summer.

The Page of Cups is full of inspiration, connectivity, and growth. You could be blessed with wonderful opportunities in the summer months!

More about the Page of Cups here »

The Page of Cups in a tarot reading represents our inner child, a Peter Pan of sorts. Because all pages are messengers, this card represents your subconscious trying to communicate with you.

Many times, this card is attached to the feelings and experiences that we had as a child and how that affects us now.

Do you feel like you are struggling to be creative, make decisions, or find your ‘happiness’? You may need to pull inspiration from the little girl or boy you used to be.

The Page of Cups tarot card shows a young person standing on the seashore with a golden cup in her hand. This fairytale page wears a floral tunic and a matching beret, all paired with a long scarf.

The blue and pink colors of the tunic stand for spirituality and growth, while the water lilies on the tunic, symbols of purity, tell us that the page is pure of heart.

Coming out of the cup is a fish, that appears to be locking eyes with the young one on this card. The fish in this drawing represents the unexpected. Unexpected news, unexpected emotions, or unexpected inspiration are all examples of what could be in the future for you.

his card is traditionally entitled the Page, but in some modern decks appears as a Princess. In this suit this card represents a poetic, mystical, emotionally open young person, still tender and idealistic, given to flights of imaginative fantasy.

This energy is exquisitely refined and fine-tuned. It may be that a sense of being grounded in reality has not yet entirely set in, such that he or she is easily tossed about by external forces and events. This person must work to achieve a stronger will and a more calculating mind, to balance and protect all that wonderful sensitivity.

babe, because when the Page of Cups tarot card arrives on the scene, prepare yourself for an emotional roller coaster! Curious, idealistic, and playful, this Page lives in a fantasy ruled by his subconscious mind. Whether he’s spending the morning recounting every detail in his dream journal, the afternoon reading poetry, or the evening sending love letters to everyone he has a crush on, this tarot card is all emotion.

Yes, the Page of Cups feels everything deeply, but does he know what to do with all of these feelings? Usually not. (I told you this would be a wild ride!) He might not be the most practical person (trust me, he’s not), but there’s something lovely about the fact that he wants to make all of his dreams come true, no matter how wild they may be. Being in his presence will inspire you to do the same. Hang out with him for a while to learn a lesson in self-acceptance and reconnect to your inner joy.

Let’s check out some other cards deeply connected to the summer season…

The Sun card from the Black Cat Tarot Deck, available on my Etsy

The Sun

It would be impossible to look at The Sun Tarot card and NOT think of summer. Usually featuring a bright yellow sun, this card represents life, vitality, energy, and joy. Most Sun Tarot cards also depict one or more small children, signifying youth and beginnings, just like the Pages. Just as the Sun brings light to our lives, this card wants us to step into our authentic selves and let our inner light shine, becoming a beacon for others.

More about The Sun here »

The Sun tarot card personifies positivity and success. If you see this card in your reading, you will find others drawn in by these qualities in you. You will light up any room that you walk into, feeling joyful and empowered.

If you are experiencing any problems in life, the sun tarot card promises the resolution of those issues and sunny skies ahead. The Sun in tarot also signifies truth, so it is sure to shine down on any lies or deception in your life.

Are you considering taking on a new venture or expanding your family? Seeing this card in a reading tells you it’s a great time to move forward! 

The Cariot Card from the Black Cat Tarot Deck available on my Etsy

The Chariot

While The Chariot Tarot card doesn’t represent the entire summer season, it is very connected to the first month of summer! The Chariot is the Tarot card associated with the zodiac sign Cancer — the Cardinal, or first, sign of the summer season. While the Sun is in Cancer from June 21 (the Summer Solstice) to July 22, the tenacious and focused energy of The Chariot energy is strong.

The Chariot is a card of willpower, determination, and strength. You have discovered how to make decisions in alignment with your values with the Lovers card, and now you are taking action on those decisions. When The Chariot appears in a Tarot reading, take it as a sign of encouragement. You have set your objectives and are now channeling your inner power with a fierce dedication to bring them to fruition. When you apply discipline, commitment and willpower to achieve your goals, you will succeed.

Now isn’t the time to be passive in the hope that things will work out in your favor. Take focused action and stick to the course, no matter what challenges may come your way – because, believe me, there will be challenges. You may be pulled in opposite directions and find your strength and conviction tested. Others may try to block you, distract you, or drag down the pursuit of your goal. But The Chariot is an invitation to draw upon your willpower and home in on what’s essential to you, so you can push past the obstacles in your way.

If you are curious about whether you have what it takes to achieve your aim or complete an important project, The Chariot is a sign you will be successful so long as you keep your focus and remain confident in your abilities. You need to use your willpower and self-discipline to concentrate on the task at hand. You can’t cut corners or take the easy route, or you will fail. Instead, see this endeavor as a test of your strength and conviction, and recognize that victory is within reach, but it’s up to you to follow through.

The Chariot calls you to assert yourself and be courageous. Be bold in expressing your desires and laying down your boundaries; otherwise, you will not get your way. You need to have faith in yourself and know fundamentally who you are and what you stand for (thus building off the personal belief systems and values established through The Lovers card).

The signs of the Summer are Cancer and Leo

You’re the warrior of the tarot, Cancer bb! The Chariot is your card, making you feel strong, driven, and courageous when you channel its energy. For Cancer, it is all about the feels! And once Cancer is drawn to something or someone emotionally, they will do whatever it takes to win.

Leo’s is empowered by its Tarot card, Strength. In most Tarot decks, a Lion is featured prominently on this card, representing an obvious relationship with Leo the Lion. This card embodies nature in its most primal form, allowing the Lion to be and to express its true self. The Strength card is not only about physical strength, but also about strength of heart, mind, and soul. This card reminds Leo to balance its brute force and powerful roar with compassion, generosity, and love.

Want to learn more about the signs in Tarot? I will dive deeper into Leo on the next Tarot Tuesday!

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