August 2012 Tarotscope

Mercury is still retrograde.  It will be until August 7th.  It’s been the gnarliest retrograde in a very long time and the horror stories are all similar.  My advice to you is to remain calm, put one foot in front of the other and don’t take it personally.  It’ll be over soon.   Meanwhile, please keep in mind that since Mercury rules communication, transportation and contracts, when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur.  If you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big ticket items.  It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make.  This is an excellent time for introspection and research, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period.  Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions.    

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20)   The time has come for you to take your accomplishments to a new level and demonstrate to yourself as well as to others that you are ready to move into a new, more challenging phase of your life.  As you meet and overcome these challenges, you’ll discover that you’ll be using your new found skills and talents to lift you above previously insurmountable roadblocks that once prevented you from moving forward.    

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20)  This month, you and your luck rely on that natural attribute of yours– patience.  There are external forces that would interfere with the manifestation of your hopes, wishes and dreams, but with patience, you can outlast them.  Use this time to go within and sort through your list of motivations and allies.  The path ahead of you will clear up by mid-September.   

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20)  With your ruling planet, Mercury, being retrograde until August 7th, things are more intense than usual.  This Mercury retrograde period is one of the gnarliest in memory and last month’s advice to take it slow and steady is still great advice to follow.  After the 7th, you’ll have to do a little ‘repair’ work on the damage that the storm of the retrograde caused, but you’ll manage that easily.  

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20)   Your best course of action now—laugh a lot.  Most of the circumstances that you encounter during the first two weeks of the month will be made up of issues that are beyond your immediate control.  If you take it all lightly (and seriously), you’ll have the perspective you need to see who or what is really manipulating the situation.  You’ll clearly be in a position to take control after the middle of the month.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22)  This is your birthday month, so make sure you look upon and approach life as if it’s a party!  For the first time in years, you’re free from the necessity of taking care of other’s problems.  Please do remember to honor yourself and celebrate your natural brilliance.        

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22)  Like THE LOVERS, your ruling planet, Mercury, is retrograde until August 7th and your messages are similar.  This Mercury retrograde period has been one of the gnarliest in memory and last month’s advice is still great advice for you to follow.  After the 7th, you’ll have to do a little ‘repair’ work on the damage that the storm of the retrograde caused, but you’ll manage that easily.  

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Your greatest ability—to find balance in any situation—will serve you well at this time.  It’s best to use unadorned self-honesty as you move quickly and quietly through your world and assess the people and issues that you encounter.  In order to make this a triumphant campaign, you’ll have to leave your rose-colored glasses at home and see all situations as they really are.    

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) This is a hot time for you.  Let your magnetic and alluring ‘flag’ fly and you’ll notice that you’re attracting a lot of creative and relationship opportunities.  Use discretion and you’ll be able to freely enjoy the tempting treats set before you.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Your message is similar to the SUN— look upon and approach life as if it’s a party!  This is a very social time for you and great opportunities for expansion come to you through the new people you meet.  Set your world renowned charm to work and enjoy the results.        

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) As the WORLD, you know that although the work can be hard at times, the reward is worth it.  From now until the end of the year, you’ll be required to work hard while making it look effortless.  You’ll be in the spotlight and people and opportunities will be drawn to you.  Ask for and allow yourself to accept help from your old friends as well as your new, adoring fans.      

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19)  If things seem a little dull now, it’s only a phase.  Enjoy the respite from the usual whirlwind and prepare yourself for the big rush of energy coming your way in a few weeks.  Spend time in contemplation and meditation on yourself, your current activities and associates because you’re going to want to be able to know all of the players before you make your next moves.    

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20)  Last month’s advice is still good advice for you and bears repeating here—“Sometimes being giddy is a good thing, especially for you right now.  What others may see as flightiness is really you giving creative energy to the possibilities that are available to you now.  Let them talk.  Be true to yourself and your dreams and their doubt will turn to admiration as you give form to your dreams.  Help will come from an unexpected source.”  It’s important that you get used to finding comfort and trust in being grounded and centered in your ability to creatively manifest your desires.