This month’s reading is a little late due to a death in my family, but this one is definitely worth the wait. This month, everywhere I turn there are omens of transformation, change, and rebirth. This month is packed with both astrological and astronomical events also signifying change. I used the Manga Tarot by Selena Lin. If you are a fan of anime, manga, or whimsy this is an absolutely beautiful deck. The colors are vibrant and the artwork is gorgeous.
The overall theme of the month – Ace of Swords
The Ace of Swords is telling us that this month will bring an “aha!” moment. If you’ve been feeling at a stalemate, this energy will be a perfect time to find a new understanding with mental clarity. If you’ve been lacking energy, the Ace of Swords is telling us that now is a good time to act and get excited.
1st Week of August – Ten of Swords
The Ten of Swords is a card that signifies hitting rock bottom, but it is also a signifier of change. Once you hit the absolute bottom, where else can you go? You can only go up from here. You may be experiencing death, failure, endings, loss, and pain, but the Ten of Swords is telling us that it can only get better from here. Keep going and accept the negative changes in your life, so that you may release their burdens and climb back to the top.
2nd week of August – Ace of Wands
The Ace of Wands brings us away from the bottom of the pit that the Ten of Swords signified. This card is about being pumped up, excited, passionate, and energetic. Trust your instincts. If you need to start small, do so, but this card is about action so go for it! Act now, spend no more time planning and go for that thing that you’ve been thinking about.
3rd Week of August – Temperance
The Temperance card is about balance, patience, and moderation. This week you will want to slow down from the energy of the Ace of Wands and focus on being patient and acting precisely. You should hone the energy of self reflection and re-examining your priorities. Don’t feel the need to rush this week. This is actually also part of the theme for change, for without self-evaluation we cannot transition into a higher version of ourselves.
4th week of August – The World
What a great card to end the month of August with! The World is a card about celebration, completion, and fulfillment. Your efforts are paying off, you are stronger because of your struggles, and you have worked hard to get where you are now. You may not be exactly where you want to be, but you are so much closer than where you were before. The changes you have made and faced are worth a celebration. This can also represent finding your place in the world and finding a place that you fit.
Special Card for the Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017 – The Fool
Guess what The Fool is telling you about the solar eclipse?! It is a time of change, transformation, renewal, rebirth. There is so much of it this month and the eclipse is another indicator. How funny that The Fool should show his face for this reading. Use the energy of the eclipse to let go of what you need to let go of and bring in the energy of transformation that you need to continue forward. The Fool encourages enjoying life, taking advantage of new opportunities, and setting forward on new adventures. You deserve it!