Tarotscopes – Week of August 21st

Welcome to Tarotscopes – guidance from the cards for the week ahead broken up by zodiac sign!

This week’s messages features the Tarot of the Holy Spectrum. This is one of my favourite decks to read with, and I love the vibrant colours on the cards.

I’m also trying something new this week – a question (or two) to ponder in lieu of challenges. Think about these questions throughout the week or journal them if you feel that it fits into your practice. There are no right or wrong answers; the questions are for contemplation, awareness and reflection.

Remember, we’re more than just our sun sign. Do you feel more connected to your Moon or Rising? Read the message for the sign you connect with the most in your chart. That’s where things will really click.


Ten of Pentacles & Ten of Wands: Things are starting to get easier this week for you, Aries. Find moments of success and stability. Practice a little gratitude and sit in that happiness. Enjoy the abundance you’ve earned and a job well done. There were bumps along the way, and it may have taken some time to get where you are, so recognize your hard work!

It’s easy to feel a high after something done successfully, (big or small) and while you may feel like Superman, make sure you don’t take on more than you can handle. It’s not that you’re not capable, but what’s the point of burning yourself out?

Questions for the week: What is your mark? What legacy do you want to leave behind from this life? What is ending, and what new beginnings are you heading towards?


The Empress & Two of Wands: This is the week to seek beauty and comfort, dear Taurus, two areas that you thrive within. Make time for nurturing yourself (and those important to you), and allow your creative energies to flow. Step outside into the grass, and ground yourself in the here and now – you have everything you need as you are.

By allowing yourself the space to feel comfortable and grounded, you’ll be able to make good decisions as you move forward. That said, because you’re coming from a good place, consider the road less travelled – a bit of risk may be well worth the reward. Step outside your comfort zone; even a little.

Questions for the week: What makes you feel confident and beautiful? What comfortable patterns are you repeating and how can you alter them to branch out?


Five of Pentacles & Five of Swords: You might find yourself in a bit of a funk this week, where it feels like there’s just not enough of what you need – money, time, energy; your resources have been depleted. Worry is creeping in, and it’s easier to pretend like everything is okay. The struggle this week is real, Gemini. Don’t delude yourself into thinking it’s not there – deal with it head on.

Know that sometimes it’s better to walk away than to pick up your sword to fight. If you’re already running low on gas, why continue to push? I know we like a good debate, but this week, just walk away. Don’t compound the problem by focusing on what’s gone wrong or how that conversation could have gone instead. You have more important tasks at hand.

Questions for the week: How can you reallocate your resources to feel more secure? What battles are you tired of fighting, and how do you walk away?


King of Cups & Ten of Cups: The waters are smooth and flowing for you this week, Cancer, especially if you find a balanced ground between being in your heart, and being in your head. Stay calm, cool, and collected in the face of adversity – this is not the time to allow your emotions to get the better of you. Be diplomatic; it is by showing that inner strength and wisdom that you will succeed.

This inner peace that you’ve found will allow you to celebrate the happiness and connectedness you have around you. Seek emotional fulfillment, relish the little moments, and feel safe in where you currently are. Your cups are full. Enjoy it.

Questions for the week: What helps you calm down when you feel your emotions bubbling to the surface? What happiness are you finding each day?


King of Wands & Two of Cups: I’m so excited for you Leo, this is your week to shine. It’s time to unleash that inner lion of yours; step up, be courageous and stand in the spotlight. Your ambitions are worthwhile, and this is the time to really start making things happen. Be bold. Be daring. And see where that fire takes you!

Know that you have love and support at your back. I know your desires are exciting, but be sure to make time to connect with the people you love. Take charge of fostering those relationships – plan a get together, date night, or ask that crush out. Focus your energy, use your confidence, and bring out that inner charm. Things are going your way.

Questions for the week: What do you want to do that you’ve been afraid to jump into? Where does the hesitation come from? Where do you find love and support in life?


The Devil & Nine of Wands: Uh-oh, you’re giving that power of yours away again, Virgo. You may feel trapped or stuck this week, like nothing is going the way it should, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Don’t allow yourself to be trapped: the lack of control is only an illusion. It’s time to dig deep, and confront the shadow – you’ve done it before, and you survived. It’s time to do it again.

You seem to be facing the same challenges time and time again. Be resilient. You can handle whatever life throws at you, so don’t convince yourself otherwise. Again, we have that reminder to set your boundaries – you’re letting others (or intrusive thoughts) cross them, and that’s not fair to you. It’s time to step up and free yourself (because no one else can do it for you).

Questions for the week: What patterns are you repeating that you’re ready to break? Where are you giving your power away and how can you take it back?


Ace of Wands & Nine of Pentacles: You are thriving this week, Libra! There is a spark of new energy coming your way; fresh ideas or renewed motivation. Take it and run. If you’re looking for a sign to say yes or to go for something, this is it. No more hesitating – you have the power.

Know that while your pursuits might take work and effort, they’ll be worth it in the long run. If you’re holding back because you want to know if your endeavor will be fruitful, the answer is yes – as long as you stay focused, motivated, and determined you’ll have the success you desire. Treat yourself along the way – remember, “all work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy“.

Questions for the week: What are you excited to start (a new hobby, project, job, relationship?) As you pursue your goals, what are you grateful for? What is going right?


Queen of Pentacles & Five of Cups Reversed: You have that productive streak this week, Scorpio, so let’s get ‘er done! Cross things off your to-do list, but be sensible about what you are and aren’t capable of. This is the time to be practical and realistic (especially about your money), but don’t forget to take time out to nurture you. You work hard; don’t let past disappointments stop you from enjoying yourself in the present moment.

While you can drown in your own thoughts and emotions at times, this is not the week for that. There’s a sense of peace and acceptance. Know that you can’t change what’s happened. Instead, focus on the abundance and security at hand. Focus on what you do have agency over and what you can make work.

Questions for the week: What is on your to-do list this week? How can you make time for self-care? How can you find inner peace?


Six of Pentacles & The Tower Things aren’t quite as balanced as it may seem, dear Sagittarius. I want you to take a time out and really assess where your time, money and energy is going. What are you giving to that you’re not getting anything from? This is not in a transactional way, but in the sense of an exchange.

There are cracks in the foundation, and something’s gotta give. Change is coming whether you want it or not, and it’s not going to be comfortable. But instead of feeling like the world is falling around you, consider what you can do to create change, to create (somewhat) controlled chaos so you can rebuild bigger, better, and stronger.

Questions for the week: Where is your time, money, and energy going? Where do you want it to be going How can you create more balance? What changes do you know you need to make?


The Magician & Six of Wands: Another powerful week for you, dear Cap! This is your reminder that you have all the skills, talents, and resources necessary to create the reality that you desire. But don’t forget the most important piece – intentional action. Have the confidence to go for what you want, knowing that you have what it takes.

Be sure to keep motivated; I know you like to see practical results from your actions. So, celebrate the wins along the way. Don’t convince yourself things aren’t a big deal or that you don’t deserve the celebration because you haven’t reached x, y, or z point yet. Be proud of what you’ve accomplished so you’re fueled to keep going. Accept praise and recognition – you deserve it.

Questions for the week: What are your skills and talents? How ca you best utilize them? What have you done that you’re proud of? How do you react to praise and compliments? Why do you react that way?


Strength Reversed & Six of Swords You’re doing it again. You’re getting caught up in all the thoughts; the self-criticism, and the thinking you don’t have the strength to keep going. Remember, these are just thoughts, they aren’t reality. Show kindness and compassion to yourself, ease up, and call upon that inner strength that we know you have to get through whatever is coming your way.

This is a time of acceptance. Let go of the baggage you’re carrying. Lighten your load, otherwise you’ll feel like you’re being crushed under it. There are better things out there for you, Aquarius. So, stop carrying the past, stop carrying what isn’t yours, and give your mind time to relax and be free.

Questions for the week: What are you not feeling confident about? Why? When is a time you overcame adversity? What baggage do you need to release?


King of Swords & Queen of Swords: Pisces, look at your power this week! You are on your game, in complete control of those thoughts, and not overwhelmed by choices and decisions. Why? Because you trust yourself to know what’s best. Use logic and reason, trust your perception, and bring that sword swinging down.

There is a need for logic and practicality this week. The King and Queen show you can be strong and self-sufficient when you need. You are capable of standing on your own – don’t let anyone take that away from you. Be honest to yourself and everyone around you. Articulate yourself in a thoughtful and intelligent way. You have the power of the swords (and thus your mind) inside and out. Utilize it to your benefit.

Questions for the week: What thoughts and opinions are you taking control over? How do you know when you’re making the right choice? How do you feel making more logic based decisions over more heart based decisions?

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