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August Monthly Tarot Forecast

 

Current Overview of the Month

 
 

Knight of Swords
 
The focus this month is on taking SWIFT ACTION! This Knight is as fast with his tongue as he is on his feet! The Knight of Swords is definitely a good indication of the energy we will likely be experiencing as the month opens up with a FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE in fellow Air sign Aquarius on August 7th.
 
Eclipses bring changes. Permanent changes, and with a lunar eclipse it is often an ending of some sort. You could finally see the conclusion or resolution of something you started at the New Moon in Aquarius back in February.
 
This month’s energy is definitely fast and furious so do watch what you say! The Knight of Swords brings a lot of energy, movement and speed, apparent in the way his horse is charging forward at top speed. Notice the determined look on his face, sword raised above his head; he wields his weapon in attack as his steed races forward at breakneck speed! What do you have this type of energy for this month?
 
A new project? A writing assignment, or a learning endeavor? In a team environment, while you may have some excellent ideas, try not to alienate yourself by being too opinionated or a know-it-all. Slow down and listen to others as well. You will do best by being as FOCUSED as possible on that one project or goal this month.
 
Alternatively, this is also a card of travel. You could be going on a short trip or getaway this month, possibly by air, but either way, it will likely be somewhere close by, a day trip or weekend getaway, maybe a last minute end-of-summer vacation or holiday. If you are in the states, you could be traveling to be in the path of totality to watch the Full Solar Eclipse on August 21st.

 

Challenges or Obstacles this Month

 
 

Page of Swords
 
So it’s quickly becoming evident that we are going to have A LOT of Swords energy this month, and since these are BOTH Court Cards, it’s not just one “scenario”. Court Cards typically tend to embody the traits of the entire suit they represent.
 
The Page of Swords is our obstacle, so while we have all of the action that we need to take and FOCUS, this card reminds us that it will not be easy to do so. The very things we need to focus on will play a role in what makes it hard to actually do so! You could be easily sidetracked with things that don’t matter in the long run, though they feel like they do at the moment. Focus on the bigger projects, the long-range plans.
 
You may want to know EVERYTHING, the why’s, the how’s the if’s. Your mind races non-stop thinking things through from every possible angle. You research stuff so you can know even MORE. Your challenge this month is to STOP. Don’t overthink, don’t overanalyze. Just DO. Get started on a project that is important and just FOCUS on RESULTS. Do not get caught up in any business, do not gossip, and do not over-estimate yourself or over-sell yourself.
 
The Page of Swords can also bring messages. While he is upright, which is better than reversed, his messages are never really anything wonderful, at best they are not horrible. But seeing as how this is our challenge this month, I’d keep your ears perked up.
 
These messages can be regarding legal matters, papers in the mail or being served something. It could also be in the form of sharing ideas (no stealing or plagiarizing!) or info via text message, email or social media updates. Interestingly, it could indicate a recall of a gadget, which is Aquarian, and the sign of our Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in a week.

 

Action and Advice to Heed This Month

 
 

The Empress
 
Whoa Nelly! Slow those horses down! Are you surprised our card of advice is a card of SLOOOOWNESS? The Empress is associated with the sign of Taurus (which relates more to the Knight of Pentacles!). She is also associated with the Queens. So our advice is pretty clear here, we need to slooooow down, and seek to understand.
 
Instead of looking for MORE info and getting distracted and sidetracked, we need to focus on what we have. We have PLENTY as indicated in this card. We have all we need to work with, and we need to do just that, work with it. How can you approach your work from a sensible, loving and constructive mindset?
 
Whatever you feed right now will GROW. Whatever you give attention to is what is going to flourish, just like the Empress indicates. Good or bad, Constructive or destructive, what you think about and focus on is what is going to continue to build. Focus on the right things. This is a time to CREATE.
 
With a Mercury retrograde coming up, it’s not the time to launch new things. It’s the time to quietly and constructively work on the backend of things. Creating, writing, building, patiently waiting until the retrograde ends September 5th. We also have a Solar Eclipse this month on the 21st that is a Total Eclipse in the states. This can be a powerful time.

 
 

Recap

 

So to recap, this month shows there is going to be a flourish of activity going on. Things will be moving at a fast clip, however it is CRITICAL for you to slow down. With Mercury Retrograde soon starting, this will be a time for us to be focusing on CREATING, working on the back-end not outwardly doing. With two Eclipses coming up, particularly one in Air Sign Aquarius, we are all going to be feeling the energy. Try to keep your cool.

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