The tarot spread begins with the Four of Coins in the position of the current situation. We're beginning September 1st on solid footing with the number four. We've put in the work over the last few months to sort out what serves us and what we can leave behind, providing a solid base on which we can continue to build. The coins are generally related to material matters and practical practices within our life with the intention of being expansive and channeling our energy toward laying the foundation of our dreams while we're here. This card does indicate that we're starting from a favorable position, with a fairly firm financial base, so now we need to focus on maintaining that footing. These efforts must go beyond the material into the social aspect of abundance. We have the ability to build stronger relationships and expand our realm of influence, hopefully in a positive way. While we're occupied with our growing prosperity, we must not forget to balance those material desires with our spiritual growth as well. Money is energy so don't be stingy, be generous with your energetic flow and you will see how it comes right back to you multiplied.
On the surface this tarot spread may seem contradictory, however we must remember the dual nature of reality. While we see flow in the material world, it's also not so surprising to see that's where the challenge lies as well. Here it's going to require extra effort on our part to focus on our goals and put in the hard work to achieve them. This will entail going beyond what's expected of you this month. If you want to stand out, you need to go the extra mile and pick up a few skills that can take your professional endeavors to the next level. Seek out that which can enrich your practice and don't shy away even if it seems daunting at first. Step by step the apprentice becomes the master with the steady application of what's been learned. Throw yourself all in; don't be afraid of failure. The only true failure is not having tried. This challenge is relatively easy to overcome this month when compared to some of the cards over the past few months so let's put it in a word of gratitude as we continue on our journey.
The tarot prediction brings us a piece of important advice for the month, go by the book. There are times when we can inject our surroundings with creativity and innovation and there are times when we would do better to follow the rules. The latter is what reigns supreme this month. It may feel like a bit of a burden or a fine line between servitude and captivity but sometimes that's the sacrifice we need to make to move forward with our macro goals. Don't steer off the beaten path this month as your alternative way of thinking may not give you the results you had hoped for. Life moves in cycles so there will be a time to march by the beat of your own drum in another moment, but for now, stick close to the institutional way of doing things to maximize your possibilities for advancement.
The online tarot reading for August 2020 shows that this month will be pivotal in determining the next several months ahead. We're at odds with where we want to go and how, and how quickly, we can get there. Maybe if it only came down to us, we could swing something but that's not how the world works, is it? We're subject to the guidelines our environment imposes as well as the consequences from our actions once they ripple beyond our own microcosm to affect others. This is a delicate dance we're up to and we all hold some responsibility in determining the outcome. The Tarot card that may jump off the page at you is the Death card on the far right, but don't worry too much. This card is mostly associated with transformation and rebirth, lending us the theme for the month.
Tarot Reading for August
The first Tarot card in the spread is the Page of Wands in the position of the current situation. We begin the month ready for action and feeling inspired as we look to the horizon. We're willing to step forward with courage and we're feeling hopeful about our ability to build a better future. After a period of stagnation, or perhaps false starts, there's a restless edge that has us stirring for movement. The suit of wands in Tarot is related to the element of fire, so we're talking about a burning, fast-moving energy that forces us forward.
The Tarot card that plays out in the realm of our challenges this week is the King of Swords. Here we see an imposing figure that can occupy a position of leadership. As the question this month is regarding the state of the world in August, this can even refer to the collective decision-making power of governments and policy-makers globally. The suit of swords in Tarot is related to communication, ideas, laws and governance. It can even be extended to mean the field of medicine and the sciences. This card shown as a challenge can indicate the two-fold nature of the difficulties this month for governing bodies to find a solution to the medical crisis and implement the prescribed measures successfully. The other side of this is the challenge we may experience while trying to direct that fiery go-getter energy from the wands at the same time we're being restrained by government restrictions. This would seem to put progress and safety at odds, however as we continue through the reading it becomes clearer how we should be considering the situation to make the most of the month. Maybe we could benefit from slighlty adjusting our perspective to the reality in which we find ourselves.
The Wheel of Fortune in Tarot corresponds to the number 10, which when upright, indicates the closing of a cycle or phase so that we may begin a new stage. When this Tarot card is reversed, we see this potential ending become truncated which inhibits our ability to wrap this up effectively. In the environment, we're going to see that it's going to take hard work on our part as individuals to contribute to the collective progress in closing this chapter. It is not going to be easy because likely this implies some type of personal sacrifice to attain our goals on a bigger level. This can feel like the wheel has stopped and we're suspended in time, that's where the stagnation and setbacks can play out. This aspect is more pronounced this month because it is directly in contrast to the passionate push forward we've already seen in the wands. Given the influences in the environment, it might be good to take a deep breath and not get too worked up if things to go exactly as you planned.
In Tarot readings when the Emperor shows up, we see a strong emphasis on authority, security and what would be the cornerstone of whatever it is you're trying to build in life. When the Emperor is reversed, the leadership, maturity and responsiblity native to this card take on the imbalanced, harsher sides of their nature. In the position of advice, the Tarot cards are asking us not to be immature but to accept the responsiblity we have to the world around us. This month it's necessary to set strict rules, that likely feel oppressive, and follow them if we don't want the situation to get worse. If we try to push forward at all costs, we will only compound our problems. In essence, we should bite the bullet and make those personal sacrifices now so that we can regain our stability in the long-term. Again if we don't, the current state of the world, primarily induced by the chaos of the pandemic, may further deteriorate or become even more complex when trying to untangle it all. Better safe than sorry.
The Death card looms over the Tarot reading as the outcome for August, which isn't usually a bad thing. In Tarot, this card brings about a transformation that leads to renewal or a type of rebirth. There is one caveat, in order to get to the renewal part, you have to discard and shed what no longer serves you first. This can be painful because it entails the death of certain ideas you've held or ways of living out your life. Once you've separated the wheat from the chaff, you can now make something greater and truer to your highest values. It may be hard to see from the beginning, but it's an exercise well worth undergoing to come out leaner and more energized on the other side. Think of the caterpillar that transforms into a butterfly. It's a whole process and it can't be rushed. Use the time to think about who it is you want to be after the transformation and welcome the opportunity when it presents itself.
Tarot Reading for July
The challenge this month is to stay grounded amid the influx of buoyant energy. We've got to play the long game here so keep your eyes on the prize. You'll be tested in July and defeat is certainly one of the possible outcomes if we aren't careful. Pride comes before a fall so be realistic about what your contributions are and how much you've actually accomplished. If you are in a struggle or competition, do not underestimate your opponent or you will end up being woefully unprepared for the task at hand. Don't cut corners to win either because it will only lead to an empty victory which really isn't worth much in the grand scheme of things. It's easy to dilute ourselves into thinking we've got everything covered so we don't have to keep putting in the work, but this weakness is also a challenge we must overcome this month. All talk and no action won't be enough to get you by this time. Moral strength, preparation, intellect, quick thinking and hard work are required to turn defeat on its head and come out victorious.
Great news here! The energy in your environment is incredibly supportive this month and encourages us to keep moving foward. We'll be able to put some of our material problems behind us this month as we move out of the darkness and into the light. We can start to move on from that all-consuming worry as we finally start to see where this is all going. You can expect your finances to get better this month and you may even start a new job or project. Although this work would seem to be temporary, it's enough to bolster your high vibes and spring you toward your goals. As the Universe appears to be cooperating more with the way you think things should play out, you may even turn to your more spiritual side as a token of gratitude for the wind at your back.
The Tarot cards advise you to get busy this month and take advantage of the swift activity surrounding you. Things are moving fast and you better not be left behind. Hold on to that hope we saw bring in the month and keep a positive attitude while you're going through the motions. Where things were stagnant before, now we see them take off so run with it! The Eight of Wands also indicates that the movement will be in an area of passion, adventure and even love. Get a head start so you don't find yourself playing catch-up all month.
You made it! The Sun is shining bright in Leo and if you've taken the stage and committed, you'll be one hell of a performer this month. It is showtime and victory is on your side. The success you experience this month is due to your good decision-making, balanced emotions and intellect and showing authority as you move forward. The Chariot is the card of Triumph so as long as you hold yourself accountable, you'll be moving in the right direction and you will have gained control of the natural forces shaping your life. This is a spectacular moment for celebrating hard-earned success, so congratulations on sticking it out and bringing your game face this month. It's worth it!
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