Updated: Aug 24, 2019
We have the opportunity for some massive self transformation this month, given the planetary energies and the Magician cards flying out all over the place! It's a message for all signs: thoughts turn into things... so are you creating the life you want based on what's going on upstairs? This month's Tarotscopes reveal that our Cardinal Signs (Capricorn, Aries, Cancer & Libra) are all showing particular struggles with needing to master the power of the subconscious mind, as this could derail your power to act this month. If I pulled a sword for you this month, pay special attention and make more positive choices when sliding into negativity.
For the energy of the elements:
Earth Signs are experiencing an overall rejuvenation of positivity and new experiences, but will need to let go of the past.
Air Signs are being called to take a stronger stance in their personal power and influence.
Water Signs will have to prepare for some shocking news, plot twists and sudden changes to their plans as anything not in alignment will be gone baby, gone.
Fire Signs are exploring new ground in relationships (2-2-2 Images across the cards) and are stoking the desires for expansion, but have you created the right container for that?
Overall, Earth, Air and Water are going through some mega tectonic plate shifts this month. Fire - you have it a bit easier as this month is in the sign of Leo, but you may experience the same earth-quaking if your partnerships are not solid. Read below for more info on how this month's energies will show up for you.
Last month the wheel of fortune turned and blessed you with something you were waiting for. Now the shadows of the moon are long and you are called to meet your inner-self and ask, is this what I really want? Your clarifiers this month are the 3 of Swords and the 6 of Wands - both reversed. You cannot move forward and claim your rightful victory over your troubles without addressing your own heartache. Past pain and trauma is what is bringing you into the moon light, to make you see why you must move through your healing. There's no bypassing this necessary step.
Spooky virgo - you've received the same card as last month but now it's reversed, so there is something you are refusing to integrate, accept or let go of. This can indicate that our "animal natures" have taken over and we are reacting to life from a more shadowed, primal state. The sun wants to shine upon you and bring you blessings, but you have to master the behaviour that is undermining your power. Your clarifier is the 7 of Pentacles so - how are you pushing through, taking what's not yours and allowing your lower vibrational impulses to rule you because you are not willing to wait for something real or do the work to achieve it?
9 of Swords
When you are stuck in worry or wanting, then worrying about what you want and if it will ever show up, you leak personal power. I feel that many of you are worried about a relationship as your clarifiers are the 6 of Cups and the Ace of Cups. For some of you, this means feeling anxiety over a reconciliation and whether this relationship is going to revive (it will). For others, you could be lost in the past and not paying attention to the new that is showing up for you. Raise your vibration with gratitude for what is - stop paying attention to what was, who you used to be or where you thought you would be by now. There is plenty of reason to be hopeful.
Queen of Pentacles
Whatever you were waiting on last month is going to be revealed now - perhaps in a shocking way. For some this is a pregnancy, a job offer or a large sum of money that you weren't sure was going to come through. When I see this Queen I feel nourishing, grounded energy. Your clarifiers are the 6 of Pentacles and The Star - a wish is coming true! You are going to be offered all that you hoped for.
2 of Pentacles
Congrats Sag, you've mastered some balance in your life and your energies - no longer dipping into the codependent influence of The Devil card from last month. You're likely feeling more of that Earth energy than your own fire, and as your clarifies are the 3 of Wands and the 10 of Wands, you're approaching your life in a more methodical, long-term plan mode instead of the whimsical tumbleweed you've been in the past. I sense that you've achieved some boundaries for yourself, so you no longer need to run. Doing everything on your own is no longer optimal, so feel at peace as you explore this new energy and how it could empower you further.
4 of Cups
Last month you came to some sobering realizations that you are the common denominator to all your problems, and that you have the power to change it! You still need to finesse your envisioned future and do so by reaching beyond your typical resources. Ambitious as you may be, you're not always able to see your gifts and this month you are asked to really drop into your heart and ask the divine loving universe what your soul wants to experience. That will help you define a new path and shake off the dust of your past. Your clarifiers are The Hermit in reverse and The Knight of Cups. Specifically Cap, the message is clear. It's time to stop going through life alone and offer your heart. You've done the soul searching required, now enter the world of connection. Romance, renewal and children are going to be potential futures for you.
Knight of Swords
Last month was challenging, wasn't it? I see that you have walked through a lot of disappointments and Leo Season has bolstered you with some new vitality and vision! The Knight of Swords is your element, the quickest moving masculine (which means you're taking fierce action forward) and your clarifiers 7 of Pentacles and Ace of Wands speaks that you've laid the necessary ground work and now it's time to strike! Creative projects, business endeavours and new relationships across the board are going to show up as you charge straight ahead.
You have been working very hard to change your direction in life, and if you followed the advice of last month and got yourself a mentor to show you the way, then you are going to be far ahead of the game in August! The Magician is a sign that you've awakened to a new level of consciousness and realized that you can alter your reality by changing your thoughts and behaviours. Your clarifiers Ace of Cups and 8 of Cups speak to an interesting journey in your love and relationships. By reflecting on your past and doing a personal inventory, you make space for a new offer of love. You may be shaking in your boots, thinking careful what you wish for, but trust yourself. It's here because you can handle it.
2 of Swords
From a soulmate partnership influence of last month to now the card of indecision, something inside of yourself has got you twisted. You've got some clashing inner beliefs coming to the forefront, and as your clarifiers this month are Justice and the Nine of Pentacles, I would say your problem is the internal battle of what you think you deserve and what the universe wants to provide you. Do you have a problem accepting good things? Living in abundance? Recognizing that people love you and want to help you when you ask for it? Snap outta it!
Ace of Pentacles
You had an idea for something last month that you now need to put your energy behind. The universe is here to back you up in a big way, perhaps with someone offering support, or financial assistance, but your clarifiers 2 of Wands and the 4 of Swords are proving that it's time to act and make it happen. Cross the threshold and do something - not just think about it and keep your great idea all to yourself. The Sun is an influence for your element, so trust that you've been granted this impulse for a higher reason.
3 of Cups
Are you getting lost in the party Gemini? This card is often a signal of celebration and merriment, but with your clarifiers of The Hanged Man and the 5 of Pentacles, you could be dwindling your resources, feeling alone in the crowd, and straight-up avoiding the sound of your own voice. Drugs and alcohol may be an inhibiting force to true connection. Be mindful of the condition of your soul and don't spend any time with people who can't really see you or hold you. Staying on the surface of life and making like all is well could have some disastrous results.
10 of Swords
Last month's challenges were necessary and removed what you didn't need, which is now going to either free you up or break you down, depending on whether you heeded the advice to move on. We had a symbol of the scythe (death) last month and now The Tower is influencing your element, so if you didn't let go willingly, you're now facing the consequences of having something ripped from you. If you did let it go, you're coming to the necessary healing, loss and grief that comes from walking away from what you had built up and hoped for. Your clarifiers of Queen of Swords and 7 of Wands are you affirmation to hold your ground, maintain your vision and know what works for you and what doesn't it. Hold true and know that the worst is over.
* * * I used the Mystic Monday's Tarot for this spread. Follow me on instagram @screamqueenb_tarot as I pull cards for general readings.