July 04, 2016
Tarotscope 4th - 10th July 2016

It's new moon, and with Cancer as the horoscope host this week, it's time to reflect on how we feel about certain things.

by Atanti Widyadhari, Columnist
Lifestyle // Horoscope
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We don’t always have an enlightening New Moon, but when we do, it’s worth celebrating. Grab a beer or Shiraz, Magdalene readers. Let’s drink our pain away, shall we?
 
New Moon usually serves as a dark portal where everything would become much clearer for us. When the moon turns pitch black, all the illusion we experience in life would slowly be stripped away and leave us shaken. If you’ve been studying the wrong study course at the wrong university, you will realize what you did wrong and it would make you feel uncomfortable, for the right purposes.

This feeling of wanting to turn our lives around and the fear of not finding our stable ground exist to make you feel alive. Hey, I have been in that dark place where I was so numb thinking I wouldn’t care about anything in the world. But that numb feeling was no fun, really. Trust me, you’d rather feel something than nothing at all.
 
With Cancer as the horoscope host for this Monday’s New Moon (hello, 4th of July and welcome Hari Raya Idul Fitri!), the Universe is telling us to dig deep into how we feel about certain things. Our emotion matters – don’t forget that. Especially when you are faced with tons of responsibility to juggle.

Cancer is a moody sign, so although things seem smooth on the outside, your subconscious will keep on worrying about what could have happened. The New Moon will be in conjunction with Sun, Mercury, and Venus, so don’t be surprised if you start questioning every single decision you made recently (yes, love included, sorry!).
 



With an opposition between New Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Venus versus Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, there’s a chance you will be haunted by your past as well. I guess the present is not enough to deal with, some flashbacks have to bother you too, huh? Especially that part where you weep in the corner thinking you have made the wrong decision and you wish you could turn back time.

Nobody has that kind of superpower yet, so maybe let’s think about what we can do for the future instead? I seriously think you shouldn’t regret about your life choices too much. New Moon would push you to think in retrospect, minus the guilt. In fact, think of this as a chance to rebrand yourself.
 
If you’ve been hiding in the closet or pretending to be happy all this time, well, it’s time to wake the hell up! Life isn’t fair and sometimes we are not even allowed to feel what we want to feel – I get it. But, we don’t really have to tell everyone exactly how we feel, right? Don’t worry; your secret is safe with me. (beer clinks)
 
Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)
Ten of Wands (Oppression)
 
What are you worrying about, Cancer? You sense something wrong is going to happen and it’s not the usual anxiety that pops up every time you undergo a big change. Are you losing your trust with someone? Your feeling is always valid, btw, because I know you would always keep an eye on your loved ones to ensure their safety. If your intuition tells you that something’s not right, I think you better listen to what it has to say. Right now, things are moving slightly faster than what you expected, so try to keep an eye open when you sleep. Be extra careful, especially with liars.
 
You should listen to:
No Lie - Wet
 
You should wear:
Your favorite pastel-colored blouse/dress with your go-to nude flats. You’d probably want to wear your classic leather tote bag to go with it. It’s best to stay within your comfort zone, Cancer. Do not attempt to attract everyone’s attention while you lurk silently among the crowd. 

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)
The Moon
 
Seems like the New Moon is affecting your relationship with others. People suck in general, yes, but have a little faith in them. If they can’t be who you want them to be, it’s not your business to fix them. Humans tend to learn best from their own mistakes anyway, right? Here, have some kombucha with me.
 
Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)
Five of Swords (Defeat)
 
Time to finally admit that you have your own limit too. Sometimes you would push yourself too far to excel in things to meet others’ expectations. You don’t need those anymore. You need to take off that harness and let your body release its tense. You’ll probably get sick in return, but at least you don’t have to stomach the illness inside.
 
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
Eight of Swords (Interference)
 
The force has spoken and there’s no way you can escape it this time. The voice that you’ve been hearing from afar is telling you the right thing. Start living your life the way you should. Don’t conform to society or give up on your opinion just because you have to. Remember, your success relies on your ability to move past doubt and the odds.
 
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Ace of Swords
 
With the help of some of your peers/bosses, Sagittarius would have a pretty easy time career-wise this week. Climb that career ladder, queen! If somebody gives your their hand from the top of the ceiling, grab it, and make sure you'll pay it forward. Save that grin, though, we still have a long way to go.
 
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Five of Wands (Strife)
 
Hey, hey, hard worker Capricorn! Did you ever think about why you’ve been so restless lately? Yes that’s right, you need a break from EVERYTHING. If you can’t quit your life, focus on your hobbies on the side. Find a balance to turn off that busy bee brain of yours by helping others in need. Give your life a purpose and a sense of belonging. 
 
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
The Hierophant
 
If you wondered why there are so many people who are trying to kiss your ass, well, you’re in the right place. You’re so delightful to be around and this good mood of you attracts a lot of moths that want a sip of your happiness. Oh, what to do now? Share it. Share a little bit of your luck and joy with others. You won’t run out of it, trust me.
 
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
Two of Wands (Dominion)
 
You’re tired of watching people trampling on your hopes and dreams, the same people who would look down on you, thinking that you couldn’t get yourself together. The point is it’s none of their business. So, show them who’s the boss, Pisces. Get up and fight for your worth because you can do so much better than the haters. Slay, queen, slay! 
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Lust
 
Where there’s a will, there is a way. Put your thoughts into what you wish for this week and watch as it slowly unfolds. Ignore the naysayers, just focus on the important stuffs, and be prepared to grin once you reach the finish line. Tired? Not now, champ. You still have a few goals to crush. Good luck!
 

 
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Nine of Disks (Gain)
 
Money is going to be a bit dry this week, so be careful with your spending, Taurus. Although you know that next week seems pretty bright (for money), it’s best to keep your expense steady while waiting for the good news. It’s not so bad to be broke, if you know how to roll with it.
 
 
Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)
The Fool
 
What Gemini wants, Gemini gets. But if Gemini doesn’t get, Gemini will doubt. Nope, not the right move, little G. Think of this as a way to explore something else instead. If your love life doesn’t work out, maybe it’s time to start afresh? If you despise your job, maybe it’s time to find a new one? Don’t stop trying!
 
Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)
Ace of Cups
 
Ambition wouldn’t take you anywhere higher if you don’t learn how to control it, Leo. I guess life just taught you that lesson the hard way, huh? Well if that so, we’ll have to play by the rule then. Learn how to let go of your expectations, laid back, and put some faith into the Universe to get things going.
Çanti is a free spirited tarot reader and astrology writer based in Bali. She founded Foxglove Tarot, an online tarot reading service for the spiritually curious. She uses Thoth Tarot to decode your weekly astrology findings and Bohemian Cats Tarot for her daily heart-to-heart session. Say “hi” to her on Facebook, Twitter, and her website