August 2017 Tarotscope – What’s In Store?
Here we are in August! Eek. This is my birthday month and I am a very proud Leo!
In terms of numerology August is the 8th month. When we look at the 8s in tarot we see a lot of movement, growth and change. The 8 is reminiscent of the infinity sign so I always think that it’s a good time of year to put good habits in place as these could be with you for life. Try to look for the lessons that are thrown you way this month and make any changes accordingly.
In the major arcana the 8 is represented by Strength (Leo). You will also notice that infinity symbol on the character’s head. Strength reminds us that we can win our battles by making friends with our enemies. It’s not always about being aggressive. Sometimes you need to really understand your enemy, problem, anxiety etc before you can truly overcome the obstacles.
March 21 – April 19
6 of Cups
You could find yourself looking back this month and reminiscing. There is a feeling of love, compassion, and community with this card. You might be thinking back to happier times and trying to recapture that feeling again. It’s really good to reflect as long as you can learn lessons from what has passed. We have to be careful not to get stuck in the past. It may be time to start creating new memories. Think what it was that you loved about that time and start creating new experiences for yourself. It’s a great month to surround yourself by those you love and do something community oriented.
April 20 – May 20
4 of Pentacles (reversed)
You could have found yourself feeling stuck but it looks like you are coming out of that time. You are slowly letting go of those pentacles one at a time. Maybe you have been saving really hard and potentially shutting yourself off. It’s time to start integrating yourself with the world again. Be sure that you focus on fun. There could be some travel coming up for you in the next month or 2.
May 21 – June 20
Queen of Swords
It’s time to take control of your life. You could have found that things have been up in the air but you now have to step up and take the lead. You need to focus on using intellect and logic rather than emotions. There are definitely times that you should follow your heart but right now it’s important that you look at the facts and set a plan for yourself. Just be careful that you don’t overdo it and become cold. Balance is the key and you should still consider how your actions will impact others.
June 21 – July 22
5 of Wands
You need to get your house in order. There is a lot of disorganization happening at the moment. The lack of teamwork and leadership means that nothing is getting done. If you can bring a bit of structure to your everyday life you will find that you can achieve great things. Working with others is really important and maybe you need to take the lead and get everybody into line. It’s just a few small tweaks needed to make things great. You definitely need to make a plan and follow one step at a time.
July 23 – August 22
The Magician (reversed)
Lack of belief or confidence could be holding you back. You have all the skills and abilities to draw on to make your dreams come true but you can’t quite see this yet. Take some time to appreciate your own value and don’t let your self-limiting beliefs stand in the way. It’s important that you get very clear about what your goals and ambitions are, then ask the Universe to deliver. You can make this happen and once you start to see the results it will be like a snowball effect for you. Just try it this month with one little goal – what do you have to lose?
August 23 – September 22
The Lovers (reversed)
You could have some choices to make but you have to be sure that you have all the facts before making any decisions. Temptations will be all around us but be clear about what your goal is and stay true to your values. It’s also a great time to work on your relationships. There could be a bit of a lack of communication and few issues that you have to deal with this month. Stay focused and be sure to express your feelings and emotions.
September 23 – October 22
9 of Swords (reversed)
You could find that this month holds a lot of worry and anxiety for you. However, this card being reversed is showing that things are nowhere near as bad as they seem. In the night things can look and feel far scarier than they actually are. Try to rewire your brain by changing some of these negative thoughts to positive. Remember that the night is darkest before the dawn and the sun is about to rise very soon. Anxiety always passes. Try to focus on what comes next and take comfort from your surroundings. Just rest and let it pass. Don’t over analyse as you may make things worse.
October 23 – November 21
3 of Swords (reversed)
The heartache is coming to an end. You may have had some tough decisions that you have had to make, which have weighed heavy on your heart. However, those clouds are about to part and you can finally enter recovery mode. Those swords will slowly fall out, which will lead to healing. Yes, there may be scars and the process may not be fun but you are heading in the right direction. It’s important to think about what lessons you have learned from this experience.
November 22 – December 21
3 of Wands (reversed)
Are you thinking about moving on or travel? What’s holding you back? Your soul is so ready for a change and you are keen to follow your passion. However, something is stopping you from taking that first step. Are you worried about how far you have to travel or how much toll the journey will take? Remember that a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. Don’t think about how far you have to go, just take the first step. This could be literal in terms of travel or it could be you taking a new direction in life. We never know where we will end up so why not take the first step and see where the path leads?
December 22 – January 19
9 of Wands
It’s time to let the barriers down. You have shown great courage and have fought very hard to get to where you are but you have to be prepared to take a break. You are on the brink of reaching your goals but you need to learn to trust again. Perhaps you could find yourself looking back and remembering how hard to journey was or perhaps you are focusing on the negative interactions you had with certain people. You have a lot going for you and you have built a solid protection but it’s time to start looking forward. By all means, retain the knowledge and lessons for your journey but keep an eye on the goal and future as well.
January 20 – February 18
5 of Pentacles
This could be a tough month in terms of finances. You could also find that you feel ostracized and ‘shut out’. You have to remember that you are not alone and you have others by your side. This card can also represent marriage (richer for poorer) and it can also be a card about turning your back on religion or questioning your beliefs. You may find that you have a choice to make and you choose love and companionship over money. Just remember that you are only part of the way through the journey so this is by no means how your story will end.
February 19 – March 20
Page of Wands
It’s going to be an exciting month. There is a new beginning coming for you that will leave you feeling passionate and excited. There could be travel coming your way this month. You are certainly feeling energized and could find that you have that fire in your belly that means you want to explore new avenues. There is a freshness and youthfulness about this card and you will certainly experience growth throughout the month. I’m being drawn to the ‘feather in the cap’ which is telling me that you will have a renewed confidence that you will carry throughout the month.
Have a great month. xox
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