Your Cancer Season Tarot Pull Calls for a Revolution

June 24, 2020

Dear readers, as the sun shifts into Cancer, the Tarot offers a collective message for all signs to ponder: Face the challenges presented by the Chariot and invite the gifts of the 5 of Cups. 

In Cancer season, especially with the intense energies that the entire world is processing in the present, it’s fitting that we receive the challenge of the Chariot, which is the Tarot card that corresponds to the sign of Cancer. The Chariot is about movement, forward momentum, and powerful force. We are in the midst of a revolution, and the Chariot asks us to ride toward the future with vision and fervor, but in order to do so, we must leave behind what is not working and what holds us back. Often these things are disguised as comfort and stability. Remember that we neither evolve, nor build a new world, if we continuously argue and stubbornly cling to what was before and what was familiar.

The gift comes in the 5 of Cups, a card usually depicting emotional disappointment. This card asks us to focus on the blessings available to us. Change may not happen overnight, and injustices may continue, but through this experience, the world is understanding, challenging the status quo, and standing up for truth and love. Those on the right side of history are connecting to each other, supporting each other, and fighting for each other. Though 3 of the cups on the card have spilt over, there are still 2 standing—there is still hope and more work to do. 

Your Tarotscopes below will help you tune into what your soul needs to focus on or address during this Cancer season. Read for your sun, moon, and rising.


The Challenge of The Fool & The Gift of 7 of Swords

Dear Aries, this Cancer season, the fear of embarking on a new journey allows you to discover your own cunning and resourcefulness.

The Fool challenges you to take a leap of faith, to open the book in the new chapter of your life. It challenges you to trust the process, and the divine, even if you don’t know exactly where you’re going or the end goal—you are being asked to take the first step. There is no guarantee, no promise, no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but perhaps something is stirring within to go forth anyway. And trust that any failures, any missteps, and any heartbreaks you endure are part of the journey: they are integral to your life experience and your soul’s evolution. 

The gift is offered by the 7 of Swords. This card depicts a figure seemingly sneaking away with 5 swords, from a tent, and leaving 2 behind. It is often interpreted as the telling of lies and deceit, but there is more to this card. As a gift, it tells you that it may be better to work behind the scenes, to hone your craft away from peering eyes and outside influence. You don’t have to share all of your hopes and dreams, you are allowed to nurture your brilliance in secrecy. You don’t always need that person to tell you that your goals are too far-fetched or that your ideas are impossible, as they will only hinder the flow of energy. The 2 swords left behind can represent the bits you are willing to share, and the rest you keep to yourself. Your new chapter is personal, sacred, and not everyone has to know about it.


The Challenge of 8 of Cups & The Gift of 9 of Swords

Dear Taurus, this Cancer season, the shadows we face allow us to finally release what’s been pent up inside.

The 8 of Cups challenges you to walk into the night. The card depicts the moon watching a figure journey toward the mountains, and though they cannot see what is on the other side, they go anyway. 

The figure carries a staff and they are careful, not bombastic. The challenge is to hold space for your own quietude, your own stillness, and in that stillness discover yourself, your shadows, your triggers, and your fears. Even if there are a list of things to do, even if you carry so much responsibility that time for yourself feels impossible, the 8 of Cups says you must find your stillness, because this work is not just important, it is necessary. Find your quiet place. There is sanctuary in nature. Even if you cannot get away to the country, there may be a majestic tree in a park that could hold that space for you, or a room in your home, or a place in your mind. Your soul calls to you, and it can wait no more. 

The gift is offered by the 9 of Swords. In this card, a figure cries and mourns, their hands catching their tears. What a gift! The sensation of release. How healing! The moment when you no longer hold on and just allow your emotions to pour. You cannot bypass this process, you must move through it, cry through it, scream through it, rage through it. The gift is vulnerability. The gift is humanity. The gift is imperfection. The gift is acknowledging the hurt you’ve kept inside. The traumas. and all that is hidden in the subconscious, are ready to be expressed and healed. 


The Challenge of Temperance & The Gift of 5 of Wands

Dear Gemini, this Cancer season, inner harmony allows you to rise above the struggle.

Temperance challenges you to take the middle path: the path of balance. If you are quick to react, quick to judge, or quick to attack, Temperance invites you to take a deep breath and observe your innate tendencies. If you are passive or too submissive, Temperance asks you if that is serving you, or if you need to tend to your inner flame. Where can you apply more yin energy? Where can you apply more yang energy? This is a life-long practice, there is no moment when you reach a state of perfect balance. The key is self-awareness and accountability. 

The gift is offered by the 5 of Wands. This card portrays five figures acting independently, seemingly struggling against each other. There is a feeling of chaos and quarrel. Opposition is a part of life and you should not be afraid of it. You can step into the chaos and continue to practice inner peace and mindfulness. You can step into the chaos and activate your power to achieve your goals and come out on top. Act from a place of authenticity and truth, knowing that you are worthy and highly capable.


The Challenge of King of Swords & The Gift of The Hanged Man

Dear Cancer, Happy Birthday! During your birth season, integrate the intellectual with the spiritual. 

The King of Swords challenges you to be level-headed. Cancers are usually more comfortable in the realm of emotions than in the realm of the mind. The King of Swords asks you to activate your left brain, to go against your nature, not because feeling emotions are negative, but so that you can both feel them and observe them. Run your emotions through methods of analyzing, so you can determine what they are triggering: when it started, how you can address them, and the methods to begin healing. The King of Swords is organized, unbiased, and a master of the mind. Call this figure’s energy in when you feel too swept up in your feelings. 

The gift is offered by the Hanged Man. This card shows a figure suspended, upside down, with a peaceful expression and a glowing crown of energy. The Hanged Man is the supreme observer. This figure watches, waits, and is not influenced by superfluous external or internal forces. It is a gift of discernment, of trusting that divine timing is at work and you will be guided on when to take action. The Hanged Man is unbothered, though they may feel frustration, impatience, and confusion, they do not let it overcome them. Patience is their power.


The Challenge of 4 of Cups & The Gift of Page of Wands

Dear Leo, this Cancer season, understand that satisfaction does not always equal fulfillment.

The 4 of Cups challenges you to say, “no, thank you”. The figure in this card is being offered a cup, sitting under a tree, and wondering if they should receive it. Acknowledge when you’ve had enough. Food is wonderful and nurturing until you indulge too much—then it becomes painful and self-harming. Ask yourself if you need it, ask yourself if it’s for your highest good, and ask yourself if it still lights you up and fills your cup. It’s okay to pass on opportunities, and it’s okay if you outgrow what first made you elated. 

The gift is offered by the Page of Wands, which you received last season. You are being encouraged, and Spirit is demanding you to act on your inspiration. Plant your seeds and do not worry about the end goal. Stay present in the process. Find joy in creating, in brainstorming, in researching, in feeling excitement over something that sets your soul on fire. If you have not started yet, this is your second reminder: Do not wait too long, you’ve got to ride the lightning when it strikes.


The Challenge of Ace of Cups & The Gift of 4 of Pentacles

Dear Virgo, this Cancer season, know that it takes true strength to open your heart and be vulnerable. 

The Ace of Cups challenges you to receive and awaken to the love and magic available to you, but you can only experience it if you take a chance and allow it. Even if you’ve been hurt before, even if you’ve been burned and betrayed, a closed heart is not the path to healing. You must find ways to love again. This is not about romance or any specific relationship, it is about the divine energy that holds the universe together: love for yourself, love for your community, love for your friends and family, love for Mother Earth, and love for those you’ve never met and will never meet. 

The gift is offered by the 4 of Pentacles. This card depicts a figure holding their pentacles, their coins, close to their body, almost in a protective and clingy manner. In this position, this card states that you will find a sense of safety and security even when you feel vulnerable. They are not independent of each other. Perhaps your vulnerability will be your new source of safety and security. Your resilient heart, that keeps beating no matter how many wounds it has suffered, can be your strength.


The Challenge of Page of Cups & The Gift of Page of Pentacles

Dear Libra, this Cancer season, begin to trust your intuition to create your own success.

The Page of Wands challenges you to hone your internal guidance system, your intuition, and your connection to Spirit. When you constantly ask others what to do, you give away your power. It is absolutely okay to seek advice, but there is no greater teacher than your own Spirit, your gut feelings, and the Spirit team that surrounds you. Find your method of feeling connected, whether that is meditation, yoga, a walk through nature, Tarot, working with crystals—anything that gets you in a place of stillness, where you can hear and download guidance from the Divine.

The gift is offered by the Page of Pentacles. This card heralds an energy and time of manifestation, of seeing the fruits of your labor beginning to grow. When you are in tune with the invisible energies, you will find yourself meeting the right people, being in the right place, and getting nudges to make the right decisions. It is not the actualization of the goal, but you will be able to see the puzzle pieces coming together. Continue on your journey, bless every step, and give as much love to the flowering bulbs as you do the full blossoms.


The Challenge of 4 of Swords & The Gift of 8 of Swords

Dear Scorpio, this Cancer season, take a momentary pause and free yourself from self-imposed restrictions. 

The 4 of Swords challenges you to rest. Save yourself from burn out, overdoing, and overthinking. You are not serving anyone by not getting enough sleep, not taking care of yourself, or putting everyone else’s wellbeing first. It takes discipline and true self-awareness to know when we need to stop and just take time to nourish our mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical bodies. Begin to ask yourself, “what do I need right now?”

The gift is offered by the 8 of Swords. This card depicts a figure who is blindfolded and bound, surrounded by swords. There is a feeling of isolation and entrapment. However, this figure is also protected by the swords and has closed off its senses from outside noise and distraction. When you begin to care for yourself and put your wellbeing first, you will understand your own limitations and boundaries. You will clearly know how much you can actually do, how much stimulation you can take, and when you need to shut it all away, isolate, and recharge. 


The Challenge of The High Priestess & The Gift of 10 of Pentacles

Dear Sagittarius, this Cancer season, connect with Spirit and work toward serving the greater good.

The High Priestess challenges you to look deeper. You are not your job, you are not your title, and you are not your belongings. Research your chart, dive into your past lives, and understand the karma you are working to balance. Don’t just look beneath the surface, get to the core of your soul and your life plan. There is no more time to waste on superficial activities, you are here to accomplish great things and affect change in the world, but you must know yourself first if you are to live authentically. 

The gift is offered by the 10 of Pentacles. This card represents your life’s work, it represents true success in the deepest sense, not just in the material sense. You are not here to just make money, pay bills, and reach a certain status. You are here to help make the world a better place. When you tune into your own spirituality, you will come closer to what that work is and how you will serve the collective. The 10 of Pentacles is about the community, uplifting yourself and those around you, and helping everyone feel seen, heard, loved, and protected.


The Challenge of The Emperor & The Gift of 3 of Pentacles

Dear Capricorn, this Cancer season, do not shy away, the world needs your light and power now more than ever.

The Emperor challenges you to step into your power. It is truly frightening for some to be put in the spotlight, have their voice amplified, and be exposed to ridicule and judgment. But now is not the time to cower. The Emperor asks you to integrate your divine, masculine energy to communicate your brilliant ideas and stand up for what you truly believe in. The Emperor declares you deserve to be seen and heard, as long as you are coming from a place of integrity, not ego. You are an important piece of this universal puzzle.

The gift is offered by the 3 of Pentacles. This card is about teamwork, collaboration, and efficiency. If you carry your inner light proudly, you will find the community and team to support you. You do not have to go at this alone. You will connect with others who share your mission and truths. Your light can spark the light in others, and they can make your light shine brighter. We are all in this together, but first, you must awaken in order to join the collective.


The Challenge of Knight of Wands & The Gift of 5 of Pentacles

Dear Aquarius, this Cancer season, focus your intentions and do not let the storms put out your fire.

The Knight of Wands challenges you to hone your direction. This Knight can be reckless, impulsive, and ungrounded. You do not have to tackle every project or solve every problem that is placed in front of you. Multi-tasking is not multi-tasking at all, and scattered energy will bring you scattered results. Instead of burning like wildfire, control your urges and master the flame so it can be directed toward something worthwhile and meaningful. 

The gift is offered by the 5 of Pentacles, which depicts two figures in tattered clothing walking through a snow storm. There are misery and loss in this card. But there is also perseverance. They keep walking, and do not stop, because they know, as we all know, that life comes in cycles. Sometimes we cannot avoid loss or disappointment, but we can muster up the strength to get through it, to trust that it too shall pass. It is during these times that we tap into our true strength and understand how the Divine truly has our back.


The Challenge of Death & The Gift of Two of Swords

Dear Pisces, this Cancer season, learn to trust in the cycles of death and rebirth.

Death challenges you to surrender to what you cannot control. Death is a card of transformation, and though it can be uncomfortable, it is necessary. Death is needed for new growth. Death is needed for ascension. Do not fight for what must die, do not cling to what wants to leave. Death asks you to understand that the more you resist, the deeper the pain. This clearing is part of your soul journey, trust it. 

The gift is offered by the 2 of Swords. This card depicts a figure blindfolded, holding a sword in each hand crossed against the body. Traditionally, this card was written describing a time of indecision and lack of foresight, but as a gift, this card tells a different story. There is no struggle in this card, and the blindfolds that the figure wears allow them to tap into their other senses—their feeling and psychic senses. This allows the Death card to come in and take away what is no longer yours to hold on to, with no resistance. You do not have to act; you can just be indecisive. Spirit will do the work, just allow the process to unfold.