August 2018 Tarotscope
The month kickstarts with Mercury Retrograde in tow. An attempt to steer clear of any conflict may be impossible so try your best to lie low. There is an air of weariness trying to prove you are right and you’d rather be focusing your energy on whatever gives you more fulfilment and happiness. A new project or job in the second week provides a sense of inner calm and joy which leads to a healthier relationship with finances. The importance of achieving stability takes over in the third week where work will be in full steam in a very focused manner to attain just that. Disappointment pays a visit when your hard work doesn’t get paid off or there is a delay in you reaching your targets during the final week. Sabotage seems to be the cause of the situation and the only thing you will be able to do about it would be to accept things and learn from the experience and move on.
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Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You need to trust your instincts as much as your mind this month to get you out of a situation of uncertainty. Not being able to make a proper judgement of things will plague you. It will concern the picking up a new skill, or study or just a change in the course of your path altogether to something you never tried and tested before. Take notice of your subconscious by taking notes of your dreams or how you are drawn to some people or places. Things certainly open up by the end of the month. So don’t make any major moves till the end of the month when Mercury Retrograde comes to an end.
Year Ahead (July 2018 – June 2019)
It’s a year where you aren’t really sure what’s coming up next. Events may appear abrupt but the good news is everything comes together at the end. The quarter kickstarts with you having to make decisions that will concern your progress in life. It might not necessarily flow according to your plan of achieving swift results but will be a test of your patience. Moulding things into what you want rather than allowing nature to take its course will only result in frustration and possible deterioration in your health. The second quarter unfortunately doesn’t guarantee results just yet. Expect to be faced with unexpected failure or things going pear shaped where it completely changes your course of direction. It could be for the best really. You do see light at the end of the tunnel finally where a whole new direction opens up for you. To keep up with the momentum in the third quarter, you will need to work on your foundation as competition will be rife. Stick to your truth and do things from your heart and it will all lead to profit. This will be very evident in the last quarter. You reach a position of balance and you are even ready to expand with new ideas and ventures. Or even adding to your list of things you can already do. It will be a nice end to the year where you will feel established and ready to take on the next challenge.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
To make room for expansion this month, it will be worth analysing your workload and how you can possibly delegate. This could apply to the home, work or business. You aren’t really going to succeed or meet your goals if you try to be in control and attempt to do everything or oversee every minute detail on your own. You are indeed quite close to achieving your targets this month so try to relax and give others a chance to shine so expansion can happen.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
You may need to be sharp and blunt to get things moving quickly this August. There is no time to let emotions take control of your decisions. Be swift, impartial and apply your intellectual intelligence rather than your emotional intelligence to all situations. You will find obstacles being lifted out of your way this month which will reveal a path to victory. A great month where you will see lots of results. However, be sure to leave major decision making to after the 18th of August.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
Quite a harsh month ahead but you should cope alright. Feeling stuck but wanting to move forward may be the theme of the month.The month ends with you being in a happy place so all will be good. However, before you achieve completion and bask in the pleasures of life, be prepared for being on the receiving end of endings, loss or even betrayal. It might be difficult to come to a conclusion with some decisions as a result of this. Don’t force things into shape if it isn’t the time for things to take shape. Let things be as they will all come together by the end of the month. So just hang in there.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
At last, you are able to achieve the balance in your life that you have been striving for. It might be a change in work hours or perhaps just reshuffling your priority list. You are now in a position of being financially comfortable but also be there for your family. A project, new job or business appears as a form of distraction to your healthy balance this month. So key is to be aware of your commitment this month as your drive and determination to deliver steers you off course. It will be a challenging month ahead to maintain this balance but it’s also month where your career will be soaring.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
There is worry about the well-being of your family this month. The good news is that things remain a worry and will not manifest. Things aren’t particularly within your control hence you can’t help but worry. It might surround a mortgage repayment, monthly provisions or providing for tutoring fees, just to name a few examples. You are kept on your toes but things do pay off, not necessarily within your time frame. So stay positive this tension will eventually leave and things will return to status quo.
Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
There might be a sense of a lack of fulfilment from a romantic relationship this month. This may stem from a partner not being fair or truthful about a matter that has led to this disappointment. It may even be difficult to let go of what has happened to keep the relationship on track. If you haven’t been entirely truthful in your relationship then it’s best to be open. If you are facing the brunt of this predicament then accept what has happened and not allow yourself to be consumed with pessimism but begin to see the other side of the coin and pick up where you left. There is truth surrounding someone’s defence and there is also regret so the advice of the month will be to remain tactful with how you converse and express yourself as it could contort matters.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Matters concern family life this month. Maintaining the welfare of your family holds prime position. If you have struggled for a while to find a solution, this is the month where things fall into place and you are able to work out what the next step should be. Family feuds are best walked away from. Trying to win any form of argument would make everyone distance themselves from you. Communication is key this month, so pay attention to what you express to family and hold back when deemed necessary. If all of this is observed you will be guaranteed to be in a happy place by the end of the month.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Rather than feeling like you have been the victim of your situation which has been the story of your life so far. You choose to reverse things this month by discovering a new way of looking at things – as an opportunity rather than a defeat. Broadening your sights for possibilities allows your heart to lead the way. You find your way by the end of the month, as you work out how to break out of your victim mentality.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
There is some revaluation and self-reflection to do this month. It’s perhaps time to let go of what isn’t yours or could never be yours to accepting what you have. By doing so, you become a magnet for events that bring emotional happiness. Feeling like you are in a process of having your wishes come true will naturally lead to wealth building. This puts you in a position of being generous towards others who have been there for you. You’ll have yourself to thank for pulling yourself out of your misery!
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Be prepared for a month of hard work. It might feel taxing at some point having to balance various roles. This may cover both work as well as home or even both. Expect to be needed in terms of your expertise and your authority in your field will be highly regarded. You may also be required to unleash your emotional intelligence from time to time. While it may be fantastic that you are all strict and stern with deadlines and delivery there might be times where you will need to back down and become a listening ear which may not be comfortable with you. Pace yourself as you weariness may set in by the end of the month!
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
If you are feeling like you have lost your mojo this month, retreat inwards and back to nature or even to a place that brought you a lot of happiness before. Spending time with your family or even with children will stir your creativity again. It’s just a matter of reshuffling things around, perhaps even your workspace to get back in sync again. Not to worry this mental block will soon leave – right after the Mercury Retrograde.
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