August 2018 Tarotscope

This is an intense time and we’re having to deal with an unprecedented amount of stress. It’s a lot like being in the spin cycle of an industrial washing machine. At the end of this cycle, we’ll find that we’re clearer about our power in the world and more committed to using it to manifest the lives we’ve been dreaming of. Because what we focus on grows, ask yourself, “How will I use my clarity and power? What will I focus on?”

Remember– Mercury and Mars are still retrograde until August 19th and 27th. For Mercury retrograde: all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur during this period. 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 research and going on retreats, 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 and enacting any major plans. For Mars retrograde: count to ten before you take any action– caution and patience are your guides.

“Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.”  Jack Ma

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) The time is now. You have to choose to go with what is obviously your Divine guidance or be left behind. You’ve come too far to turn back now, so you need to acknowledge how powerful and fortunate you are and how far you’ve come if you are to continue moving forward in a positive way. There’s a big payoff waiting for you if you do.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Yes, there have been and will continue to be changes both major and minor. The results of the choices you make because of these changes will be profound and enduring– announcing to the world and yourself in a very definite manner, the value you place on yourself and your life force. You’re a powerful mirror/magnet for reflecting and attracting what you believe you are worth, and you are on your way to becoming even more so.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Your ruling planet is Mercury and it’s retrograde from July 26th to August 19th. The next few weeks are important. If you listen to your intuition, you’ll harvest a bountiful crop that will richly reward you in every area of your life. If instead, you give into fear, you’ll discover that you’ve cultivated a useless crop of anxiety that will sap you of your energy instead of harvesting the bountiful crop of recognition and success you’ve worked so hard for.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Here’s the perfect recipe for getting what you want– one part lofty theory, one part focus and determination and three parts daydreaming and child’s play. This is the real, grounded action called for if you’re to achieve your goals. Listen carefully to your intuition as you’re propelled by destiny toward making your dreams come true.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) What are you pretending not to know? The Universe has seen through your ruse and you can’t hide your light, your feelings, or your abilities under a basket anymore. It’s time to come out of hiding and take center stage, acknowledging to yourself and the world that you are a winner.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Your ruling planet is also Mercury and it’s retrograde from July 26th to August 19th. Remember what Robert Burns said about “seeing ourselves as others see us?” He called it a gift and often it is– not this time, though. During this period of self-assessment, transformation and re-definition, you can’t depend on others to tell you what your truth is or how to find it. The answers lie within you. Go within and seek your own personal truth.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Because you’re used to getting treats for jumping through the hoop of the “nose to the grindstone, shoulder to the wheel” philosophy, you’re finding it difficult to balance your life by sometimes just being frivolous and having fun for no reason. Take a deep breath and accept the challenge to relax and just smell the roses. You’ll discover how good you are at it and you’ll enjoy yourself in the process.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) The greatest impact you can have on anyone (especially yourself) at this time comes from just being yourself. People are drawn to that very unique light and innate sense of honesty that you possess. Take responsibility for being the gift that you are and don’t settle for anything less than the best.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) You’re a romantic at heart. Unbeknownst to your conscious practical self, forces greater than yourself are powerfully acknowledging you and your efforts as they guide you to a place that will give you and those around you a reason to celebrate and reward you for your efforts.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) There’s been a major shift in your life lately and things are changing rapidly for you. Where there were once obstacles, there is now ease and flow. Accept your new course with gratitude and grace. By so doing, you encourage others to benefit by emulating your process.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19)To thine own self be true” is your mantra. A new opportunity has presented itself to you and you’ll really benefit by viewing it from an entirely new perspective.  The advice and opinions of others won’t help you at this time– you must trust and go for it!

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Your life needs balance. You take care of so many people, it’s time to let them take care of you for a change. How do you get them to do this? It’s simple– just ask them! The people you do so much for would love to return the favor, please let them.

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