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A retreat within

I wanted to wait until the first week of July passed before posting this month’s augury. I felt there was just too much in the air, the atmosphere was electric, at least over here on my end. Therefore, just as the week is ending I’m here with a quick look at July slinging the fiery Tarot del Fuego.

Again with the shuffling, I promise I shuffled long and well.

What does July look like, and what should we pay attention to as the month advances?

Tarot del Fuego Fournier Tarot decks
Tarot del Fuego by Ricardo Cavolo published by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, Spain, 2014.

Let’s look at the first two cards, the ones drawn. Here there is a kindling of an internal fire that harbors us from the lightning descending from above. These four sticks kindling the fire spark life and growth as flowers and leafy greenery blooms upward. While a crowned squirrel lies hidden and protected by four sticks and one straight above. Inside this refuge, flowers bloom in the ground as well. Clearly, this is not about igniting a fire that is spread, sharing our ideas, our spark, our passions freely, noncommittally. This is a retention of our fires, keeping our stimulus in a protected nexus. The emphasis of July will be on this detail, how well can we retain our stimulus against outside influences? How well can we protect and guard our selves and our fire from outside intrusion that seeks to disperse and disorient our focus?

Tarot del Fuego Fournier tarot deck
Tarot del Fuego by Ricardo Cavolo published by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, Spain, 2014.

When I turn over the pack to look at the last card I see that it further reinforces the push to keep contained. Here a fiery hand stands in a maze of many-eyed and sharp-toothed beasts with sticks in their mouths. Is the hand trying to retrieve the sticks? There is a note of chaos as the beasts surround the fiery hand. A sense of hesitation before plunging into the fray. The advice, keep your hand tucked in, keep your focus, keep your center, and most importantly fan the flame within. Don’t spread the flame, don’t overexert yourself. Overexertion will lead to loss of priorities. July is not a month for expansiveness, it is a month for holding in, the deep intake of breathe before August appears.

Lastly, let’s answer the question of what to pay attention to for July. Pay attention to outside influences that interrupt you and how you are choosing to protect your self this overly frantic month. Moreover, keep a close watch over the retention of clear focus.

Hope the message, although brief, serves as inspiration for walking through July.

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Mist and Ether Natalia Lee Forty Tarot Divinatrix

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