August 2017 Tarot Forecast
Mercury Retrograde pays a visit again this 12 August to 5 September. It isn’t going to be an emotionally heavy one but it seems to centre around your relationship with money. It’s all about self-love and gratitude of your existing circumstances. Wanting more and more without stopping to take in what is around you will be a recipe for imbalance. It will be a trying first week of August where you realise the importance of achieving a balanced relationship with your finances. And as if the first week wasn’t trying enough, the second week will require every ounce of you to push forward to realise your dream of financial security and ambition. Things begin to sink in as you reflect on your difficult past and begin to feel grateful for the position you are in now. Feeling a sense of fulfilment spurs you on to create more opportunities for self-expression. Milk on your high energy levels this month to get your projects rolling. Sit back to reflect during the final week of the month. Immerse yourself in spending time with the people you love and care about. Stop to look at what you have gained rather than lost and always have your feet firmly planted on the ground!
IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY!
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
If there has been a project in mind, then this is the month to embark on it. It will be a sure success as solutions seem readily available when you are faced with issues and dilemmas. The advice is to stick to what you know and are familiar with rather than out of the box and unconventional ideas. There is a small window of success here and time should not be wasted on off the beaten paths or short cuts. Have a vision, go with your experience, trust your instincts and victory will be yours.
Year Ahead (August 2017 – July 2018)
There’s going to be good news for Leo this year if you are planning to be in the family way or settling down. The year kicks off with focus on family life. Reminiscing about good times from your childhood makes you appreciate your family and this would make the perfect time for an expression of gratitude. With the focus staying on your family, feeling broody or even settling down to embark on family life will be inevitable. For the rest of the year, there is a craving to expand yourself, to find out what else you are capable of. The more you brush off the calling to see what’s waiting for you above the horizon the more frustrating things will get for you. So the advice is to pursue whatever it is that is calling you. Trying to suppress growth will lead to negative effects like frustration and a failure in pursuing your lifelong happiness. With time, you will come to learn that a desire to manifest your dreams is only just the beginning. Maintaining the enthusiasm to keep pressing on can get very trying. Success on the first strike is rare unless you are extremely clear of your direction. So this is going to be a journey of self-discovery where you realise what you wanted in the beginning will not really be what you want after all. Your desires and dreams will change and mould to fit your strengths and weaknesses. The experience will leave you far more sure and confident of what you wish to see unfold in your future.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Communication is key this month. Your reliability will be questioned and so will your trustworthiness. So be prepared! Letting any unpleasant matter rest might be the best thing to do as we go through a Mercury Retrograde this month. Trust that things will take care of itself and you meddling and defending yourself could only make things worse. So take a deep breath and just ride through August. You will know where you stand and accept that what goes down will come back up again.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
A calm month awaits Taurus. There isn’t going to be too much action in the sense of pursuing physical activity but more of pursuing your inner calm and balance. Expect to feel more confident and sure of your current circumstances. It’s the perfect month to make some major decisions because of the clarity you feel in your mind. There is a lightness in your being and happiness when you know that all is well as long as things are approached in a calm and balanced manner.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
It’s feels like Gemini has been waiting for a long time for a month like this to come along! Your circumstances are about to make an about-turn. The discontentment you have felt for sometime makes an exit just like as if it never came for a visit in the first place! You will find financial reserves improve; in the form of landing a dream job, winning a large contract for your business, inheritance or even winning the lottery! If a property is what you are after, you will see your dream home come to life. It’s a strange month and will feel very surreal as you observe how quickly the climate changes from negative to positive.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
It’s another month of learning for Cancer. You are awakened to the idea that the reasons for the lack of your achievement; i.e. pursuing your true passion, has been created by yourself. Along the way, you have picked up self-limiting beliefs that have made you think that it’s impossible to fulfil your dreams. So you bring yourself back to a time in your past where you once felt free and light and believed that anything was possible. And it really was! So it’s time now to work your way backwards to lighten your baggage as your progress through the month.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Being a Mercury Retrograde month, be aware of what you say to others. Words seem to play an important part and so does compassion. Things should not be taken personally but rather empathise with the other person. For example, they are probably facing a hard time and not in the right mental capacity to have said the things they did. Major decisions should be made during the first half of the month if possible. Anything later and you won’t see a very favourable result. Keep tensions and conflict at bay and things should flow fine.
Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
A hard lesson awaits this August. You can’t rush anything. Doing so, will only cause frustration to set in. Don’t fight against the motion but just go with the follow. Many a time, you might feel like you are balancing a million uncompleted tasks at a time this month. Avoid feeling overwhelmed by accepting the situation as is and trust that things are heading in the right direction. The key is to find stability in an extremely unstable environment. Once you are able to establish that, confidence will take over.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You may have enjoyed some form of financial freedom and a well-balanced family life for some time, but things are about to change. Just as finances are the cause of your worry this month, it is also going to be the thing to pulls you out of your woes. It sounds ironic, I know, but a whole new perspective will open up for you as a result of your issues. It will give you even more determination and energy to push yourself through this time and to look at opportunities that you would never consider in the past.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
There will be no time to procrastinate this August but just to get on with things that you have been wanting to do. Everything will fall into place with ease. Not much effort will be required. However, if you don’t get the ball rolling then nothing will ever materialise. Harmony and balance is attained in family life as well this month. However, the key is not to let your emotions get the better of you. But to remain detached and objective at all times in all your dealings.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
On the family front, things could never be better. If you haven’t seen family for a while then expect to have them all in one place. If you have thought about doing something for a while, then it feels like this is the month where you stop thinking about things and actually get down to doing it. It’s good to dream things up but it would be even better to implement the plans to make those dreams a reality. Expect to be kept busy with some challenges but it will all be in the name of materialising your thoughts.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You’ve got all the ingredients and the perfect environment to make things happen in your career this month. If you have been working hard for sometime, expect to receive the recognition you deserve. A pay rise or even a promotion could be on its way! Business owners will see creative ideas being implemented or even see a successful collaboration which will lead to a long-term expansion. Despite being a Mercury Retrograde month, nothing will stop the Aquarius energy from moving mountains.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
It’s time to put an end to feeling like a victim of your circumstance and to take responsibility for your own actions. You have to understand that life is what you make it. If something makes you unhappy then work towards changing it rather than blaming other people and your environment. It is you that has placed limitations upon yourself. Make that decision to get yourself out of this vicious cycle and you will be on your way to a deeper understanding of yourself and your circumstances.