August 23-29, 2018: Eight of Pentacles

A craftsman is hard at work, his achievements are on display but there is more to be done. This card represents a diligent attitude, suggesting that you are truly applying yourself to a major task. This is a fitting card for the week, because on August 23rd, the sun enters Virgo, which will you have feeling like a bit of a perfectionist. If you are having trouble staying focused, stimulate your earthly senses by exercising, spending time outside and eating well. Then give yourself some space from other people as you get back to work.

On the 25th, Jupiter is going to be in a unique position to Chiron. Chiron is a comet with an erratic orbit. This interaction will make you feel like you are gaining a deeper understanding of your world view.

It’s important that you pay attention to healing your deepest inner wounds as part of your growth.

On the 26th, the full moon enters Pisces, which will open the flood gates to your emotions and the feeling of perfectionism will grow stronger. On the 27th, Mars, which affects energy, will return to direct motion. Any sluggishness or difficulty focusing will subside. You’ll want to accomplish a lot, all at once. Pace yourself, be patient but assertive.

August 9 – 15, 2018: Ten of Swords

Here lies a man who has been stabbed in the back; he is utterly betrayed and hopeless. But wait, on the horizon the sun rises in the sky. This is a reminder that suffering is temporary and dawn will always conquer the night. Part of life is experiencing failures, grief and suffering, but you can always rise again.

On August 11th the new moon will rise in loveable Leo. This is a time to embrace the things that make you feel special. What kinds of skills can you develop that will make you irreplaceable? Don’t be afraid to step into the limelight this week.

On the 12th, Mars turns retrograde in Capricorn. If you have been feeling busy and distracted lately, it’s time to recharge and reset your goals. Take a moment to examine the themes of your life. Ask yourself, “what types of responsibilities do I have, and are they necessary for the path that I’m on right now?” Then adjust your goals accordingly. You will begin to feel a new sense of focus and determination.

Stay in touch with your hopes and your fears this week. Know that everything is cyclical, everything changes. Don’t be afraid to try something new and to really check in with yourself from time to time.

August 1-8, 2018: Page of Pentacles

In this card, we see a young man intently admiring the pentacle in his hand. He has everything going for him. His fields are planted for the season, and the harvest is sure to come. Yet, he walks as though there is nothing else around him. Intently gazing at the coin in his hand, the path clears before him. This card is about manifesting your own destiny.

On August 6th, lovely Venus enters balanced Libra and romance is in the air. This is a light and breezy kind of love. Teams will be more cooperative and relationships will flourish. Then on the 7th, Uranus goes into retrograde motion opening you up for higher self awareness.

Be like the Page. He is a romantic; building relationships with the utmost admiration and care.  He makes others feel like they have his complete attention. Because of this personality trait, he achieves success and wealth in his work. This week, you will give yourself over to inner change and growth in response to the changes happening around you. As a result,  you will open the door to a new financial opportunity or a new friendship.