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Your Taroscopes for August 2020

By Jessie Macpherson

Aries

Aries: Knight of Wands
Fire your passions, fire your imagination for August. If you’re stuck, get creative, whether it’s drawing on a napkin or humming a song. It’s also a time to chase that great idea so have a journal handy, get a pen and tell the inner critic to head out. This is your time and you’re going to use it well.

Monthly Magic: Write down fears, concerts and times when people scoffed at your ideas in a list. Burn it in a safe space and when cool, wash the ashes down the drain.  

Affirmation: My imagination always provides.

Taurus

The High Priestess:
This month you are in the centre of everything. Remain stable, stay balanced and trust in your own intuition even if you may be getting pressure otherwise. Stay above it and trust your advice. You are in the perfect place at the perfect time and don’t be surprised when others turn to you for counsel.

Monthly Magic:  Take the High Priestess card from your deck or draw your own interpretation of it. Sleep with it under your pillow for a night and journal about your dreams.

Affirmation: I am the perfect point of balance.

Gemini

Knight of Pentacles
Keep it steady this month; while you may be tempted to swoop back and forth choose a course and stay with it. The structure is going to allow your creativity to flow forth in sustaining ways. Look for the fall to see this pay off and be proud of all the work you have put in!

Monthly Magic: Take a package of note paper, take some time and write yourself a note of affirmation at the bottom of different pages. Use it for your work or educational notes and be surprised by getting a magical encouragement.

Affirmation: Tending my garden bears fruit.

Cancer

Ten of Pentacles
Luxury is yours this month! Take advantage of the resources you have and look at how they’re supporting what you want to create. Look at where you have been and where you can go-let your grounded foundation launch you even further.

Monthly Magic: Choose a special number for you that represents success. Incorporate into your PIN number or password and repeat that magic every time you log in.

Affirmation: My life is my wealth.

Leo

Queen of Cups
Be as strong in your feelings as you are in your personality this month; the Queen is asking you to dive into the waters of emotion this month. It’s not going to douse your flame, so be brave in confronting your vulnerabilities as well. You’ll go into September refreshed, joyful and perfectly balanced in fierceness and tenderness.

Monthly Magic: Take a jar of water and charge it under the full moon this month. Dab it on your wrists and neck when you need to be in touch with emotional energy.

Affirmation: Strength is gentleness, gentleness is strength.

Virgo

The Magician
Creativity is your gift this month; look to what you can create based on what is around you. The Magician’s tools are simple but she can move heaven and earth with them—and that’s you. Use that energy to propel you forward this month and let it lift you into the autumn.

Monthly Magic: Take a huge piece of paper, tape it to the floor or a table and spend some time drawing out your ideal life. Take up space, be as big and bright as you want. Keep it safe and pull the picture out to look at as you build it in the physical world.

Affirmation: What I create sustains me

Libra

Ten of Wands
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a train, it’s divine wisdom. Right now, delegate or put down everything that you can in order to tune into it—you can put off that call or that post. Give yourself a little ease, tap into that knowledge and see how much further you can go.

Monthly Magic: Choose one day this month. Block off at least two hours for yourself when you turn off your phone, rest from the computer or anything else you need to do. Use that time to relax with an activity you want to do—and if you can, get yourself a treat to use during that time like a journal, pens, tea, a tool, anything like that. See how much energy you get from that and most importantly, get in touch with that pleasure.

Affirmation: Pleasure powers my magic.

Scorpio

King of Swords
Make friends with your ambition this month; it’s a good time to dream big and take the steps you need to get there. You can manage this power and it’s going to deliver great results. Be strong, be fierce and know that it’s your time to deploy that energy.

Monthly Magic: Meditate and visualize yourself with your own sword. What does it look like, what does it feel like, what is it made of? Imagine it at your hip if you’re walking into a difficult situation and feel your power build.

Affirmation: I move forward in strength and wisdom.

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Sagittarius

Four of Wands
It’s a house of love! Look at how your love sustains what you create and build, especially in your community. It’s there to support you and you are there to support it. Right now, you’re engaged in building chosen family and community and it is a pleasure.

Monthly Magic: Choose a tool from your home that you use every day; it can be as simple as a can opener or as fancy as a goblet. Hold it and visualize all the love and strength of what you are creating flowing into it. Seal the energy by saying the word “love”. When you use it, you’ll be in touch with that energy.

Affirmation: Love is my life’s work.

Capricorn

The Tower
HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired) for a minute! The Universe has handed you a pause point, so examine where you are in regard to these characteristics; take some time to care for any of these particular needs so that you can be stronger. It may be frustrating to deal with right now, but there’s a lot of strength and light coming your way after caring for yourself. You’re worth it.

Monthly Magic: Get a piece of black stone, preferably black tourmaline or obsidian. Hold it and visualize all your stresses disappearing into it, transmuting them into powerful protective energy. Keep the stone on your desk or in a pocket or bag. Tap into its energies when you need it.

Affirmation: I learn and I rise.

Aquarius

Page of Swords
Your words are mighty this month and naming what matters is your power. Use this time to identify and explain to yourself what is truly important to you; how would you describe it to someone else? When you have that description, examine it. Use your words to make it come alive in your mind and manifest it in reality.

Monthly Magic: For every day this month, write a word that describes something good about you. Collect them in a jar. At the end of the month, look at them all and see how complex and beautiful you are.

Affirmation: Power in my words, power in my heart.

Pisces

The Sun
Put the soul in solar this month; you’re in a particularly radiant space so keep getting brighter. Share the goodness that you have and watch it come back to you—and don’t let any situation shadow your sparkle right now. It’s all yours, so shine on.

Monthly Magic: Get up early one day this month and watch the sun rise. Visualize giving that energy to yourself and the world. Treat yourself to breakfast.

Affirmation: Hope is my brilliance. Love is my light.

Your Taroscopes for July 2020

By Jessie Macpherson

Aries

Seven of Wands
Prepare for understanding; you’re going to comprehend a situation or an emotional issue that has been eluding you. There may be a lot of conflicting feelings, so let yourself rest and process all of them before you make any decisions. The clarity you get is going to be worth it. Be brave.
Monthly Magic:  Write down a question you want answered on a piece of paper in blue or violet ink. Put it under your pillow when you sleep and see what you discover.
Affirmation:  All will be revealed. I am on the correct path

Taurus

Temperance
Keep it on the level this month and don’t let anything throw you off your game. This includes making time for pleasure. With the work you’re doing it’s vitally important, so while you are doing your important work, make time for something that makes you happy. Put it in your planner or your phone, listen and then get back to your work. Balance!
Monthly Magic: Create a perfect nap space; perhaps smooth clean sheets on the bed, a comfy spot on the sofa, something to cover you that makes you feel nice. Scent the pillow with your favourite oil and indulge in a restorative nap.
Affirmation: I contribute to all the worlds I touch. I am valuable.

Gemini

Justice
There’s a reckoning coming your way; be ready for the scales to be weighed in your favour. There will be a balancing of old injustices. Be prepared to take stock of them and start contemplating how to step forward. You have the chance to make a new world for yourself and others. Start building.
Monthly Magic: Find a feather. Anoint it with frankincense oil or purify it with smoke. While you do that, whisper a wish to it. Leave it near a tree to let your wish make its way out in the world.
Affirmation: My heart is light as a feather and my soul is pure.

Cancer

Queen of Pentacles
Who’s in the money? It’s you. The next few weeks see you entering a period of abundance; be ready to enjoy it, it’s the best way to be grateful. Likewise, think of a way to help pay some of this forward-is there a cause or something you have wanted to aid and haven’t gotten to yet? Do it now: generosity breeds more abundance.
Monthly Magic: Make a donation of any size to a charity that matters to you. Keep the receipt in your wallet and tell no one. This is your magic.
Affirmation: I protect and I provide. I am wealth.

Leo

Queen of Swords
Use your edge this month; it’s time to cull what isn’t making you happy. Take an inventory, remove what you need and see how it goes. Remember you choose what to remove. You also have the ability to add back what you might decide to keep. You choose and you choose wisely.
Monthly Magic: Write a two minute, no stopping journal entry about what you don’t want in your life, then a two minute, no stopping write one about what you do. What can you create with this knowledge?
Affirmation: My choice is my strength

Virgo

Seven of Pentacles
It’s another opportunity for growth! Watch all you have achieved; the seeds you have sown are starting to bear fruit. Be proud of yourself, but also be ready to plan for the next step-what do you want to do with these skills or ideas? Part of branching out with pentacles implies building community as well as skill-who do you want to share this wish and how?
Monthly Magic: Get a few fresh berries. Name them after qualities you want to develop in yourself. Eat and enjoy.
Affirmation: I nourish myself and others with my creativity.

Libra

King of Pentacles
It’s time to be regal and step into strength and responsibility. Be prepared to handle your spiritual and physical resources with all the skills you have. If you have a new opportunity, take it, because you are ready. Don’t give in to worry, because now is the time-do it solidly, firmly and with strength and you will succeed. Act like you can because you can, you monarch you.
Monthly Magic: Find a special coin. Anoint it with olive oil and cinnamon and place it on your altar to draw prosperous energy to you. If you prefer, carry it with you.
Affirmation: I am my strength and my wealth

Scorpio

Queen of Wands
Fire is in your blood this month; use that energy to push your creative efforts forward. You’ve got the ideas and the direction, so take the steps you need to make this come to being-network, take a class, or start as simply as making an outline. Get ready, because this is going to be an extremely powerful time for your ideas.  Be prepared to use them to set the world alight.
Monthly Magic: Take a tea light or small candle. Anoint it with one of your favourite oils. Set an intention when you light it. Meditate while looking at it.Continue to light it and meditate with it all month.
Affirmation: Mine is the spark that lights the world

Sagittarius

Wheel of Fortune
Where are you off to? There’s going to be an ample assortment of opportunities and fun things to to, as well as some that might be more difficult. Look for the good and lean towards it, see where it settles by mid-August. The wheel spins, but you’re making it work.
Monthly Magic: Take one of your favourite books, flip through it. Close your eyes, flip through the book, point and see what word or phrase your finger touches. What does it mean to you?
Affirmation: I ride the tides of life with ease.

Capricorn

Three of Pentacles
Time to for you to begin!  Start that new enterprise or start learning that new skill This may mean fighting the inner critic; make sure you keep it at bay and keep practicing what and creating what you need, even if it is a bit at a time. Work at it and your efforts will start paying off by August. Spoiler alert: it’s going to be fun.
Monthly Magic: Look at a picture of your younger self. Think of all the things you wanted to try. What do you want to keep from it and what can you do to try?
Affirmation: I create my world beautifully, piece by piece.

Aquarius

Three of Swords
What ails thee? Look at what’s wounding you right now. Acknowledge the hurt, but also be aware that there are resources to help you heal. Remember that a muscle tears to get stronger and more trained; dealing with these emotions will build resilience and power. You’ll be checking out of that heartbreak in no time at all.
Monthly Magic: Take a bath in salt water. Imagine it lifting you, letting you float, cradling and nurturing you. (If you can, try a dip in the ocean.) Let yourself feel loved and supported.
Affirmation: Healing is my gift and wholeness is my birthright.

Pisces

The Hanged Man
This month is a time for development; take it slowly and listen to your needs. Create your own cocoon. Use this time to relax, feel yourself grow and be ready to fly off to new pastures in the next month. You are ready to become an even better version of yourself, so let it happen slowly at the proper pace. Give yourself the chance to develop with love.
Monthly Magic: Find a place where you can look at flowers outside. Observe them with all your senses. Think about how It would feel to land on that flower-and how it would feel to lift off from it and fly.
Affirmation:  This is my becoming and my blossoming.

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