What August has in store for your star sign

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Want to know what's in store for your star sign for August 2022? It's all in the cards...

ARIES

(The Hanged Man, The High Priestess, The Hermit)

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A trio of major arcana cards means that this August is going to be a significant and game changing time for you, Aries. Ready? Okay. Let’s go. Firstly, The Hanged Man shows you’ve stalled, hit a dead end, reached a plateau, and you’re pissed. You hate delays. Well, The High Priestess reveals you have to look within for answers and new ideas. You need to change your mind - because change your mind, change your life. It’s all in the head.

The Hermit shows this is a solo and private personal development endeavour. Only you can change your outlook, values or priorities. Once you have… things will change because you’ll think and act differently. Mediate, reflect, reconsider.

TAURUS

(The Sun, Eight of Coins, Ace of Swords)

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Be honest about the crux of the issue here and work to get past it. It’s worth it because uhmazing rewards and happy days await… but you just gotta get past this bit, okay? The Eight of Coins shows you feeling weary and tired of a project, relationship, or role. It’s been tough. It’s not over yet, though, and you need to press on. Use your famous stamina and resolve.

The Ace of Swords asks you to be honest about WHY this is hard, admit the flaws, face up to the problems… and address them. The Sun shows you will come through here, to great rewards and appreciation. You can rest easy and play AFTER this little phase is over. And you’ll be glad you put the effort in.

GEMINI

(Six of Swords, King of Swords, Wheel of Fortune)

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You're planning your long term future and taking bold leaps to get closer to it, and I applaud you Gemini! You're taking control with the future-facing and objective King of Swords, and creating a strategy that gets you ahead. No one can do this for you. The Six of Swords shows the first step is to leave something behind, to depart, to jump, to end an outdated commitment or role. It’s okay, it will be easier than you think. And this frees up time and space for new energy to enter your world.

The Wheel of Fortune shows that this is going to be a rollercoaster month. Buckle up. It’ll all be alright in the end, though, so when it’s NOT alright- just remember it’s not the end. Have fun!

CANCER

(The World, Ten of Cups, Knight of Coins)

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This trio of cards really point to a super hot summer romance (with long term potential), or that your current love will ignite and get to the ~next level~ (whatever that is) this August. Hope that’s what you wish to hear!

The Ten of Cups is a happy-ever-after love card. True romance, bliss, passion, chemistry and loving days (and nights) lie ahead. The World shows this could be a travel-type thing, ignited by a holiday, trip or outing someplace, or maybe your beau will be from overseas. The World also hints this love can last the distance!

Knight of Coins suggests a strong, stoic, practical, ambitious character who you can lean on and who provides the kind of caring attention and powerful energy you crave being around. This person could be an Earth sign - Capricorn, Virgo or Taurus. Love is in the air. Enjoy it!

LEO

(Four of Cups, Queen of Coins, The Fool)

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A change can be as good as a rest and, although you’ll never admit to being dog-tired, you are a little fatigued with the status quo right now. That ~meh~ Four of Cups energy is real. And a holiday or good night’s sleep won’t fix it. So…. It’s time for a change!

The Fool blesses any new endeavour you begin this August with good vibes and good luck. You are enthused and inspired by new beginnings and this is the right time to embark on one. Something fun, motivating, uniquely YOU. The Queen of Coins hints this could be around home, work, or health areas. So, it could be a location change, a new or broadened role, a fresh career start, a healthy lifestyle regime, a new exercise plan, a dietary shift. You’re the boss, you decide. Whatever you think will blow away the cobwebs and bring new LIFE to your world… do it. It will go way better than you think.

VIRGO

(Three of Wands, The Hierophant, The Emperor)

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It’s all about fleeting and fabulous opportunities this August, Virgo, and you’ve got to be on point and on red alert in order to spot them, seize them, and make it happen. The Three of Wands will bring fast-moving energy your way, and it’s your job to maximise it. The Emperor asks you to be in control, be the boss, take ownership for leaning in and putting yourself forward. These are openings not full-scale invites. You still need to do some work!

The Hierophant shows this is about spiritual growth, joining in a group or cause or campaign that means a lot to you, or taking on some kind of leadership role. You are rising through the ranks, you are finding your niche, you are becoming a part of something bigger. Power to you.

LIBRA

(Ace of Coins, Six of Wands, Page of Swords)

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An evolution towards a successful and prosperous pathway is taking place right here, right now, this very August and you, Libra, are finally on your way, in the right way! The Ace of Coins and Six of Wands show that whatever you’re doing right now is working and is the right pathway for you. Stay the course. Don’t give up. Build on the successes you’ve had and adjust to overcome the setbacks. You can do more, go further, aim higher. You’re only just getting started here.

The only fly in the ointment from here could be your own self doubt or second guessing. Don’t let the Page of Swords undermine you with ‘what ifs’ and never-ending questions. You’ve made a choice. It was right. Stick with it. Adjust vs change. You’re on your way.

SCORPIO

(The Tower, The Star, Six of Coins)

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Listen, something might kick off this August with the destructive Tower card, but don’t worry or get lost in that moment, okay? I say this because The Star follows swiftly behind it which means whatever is lost or broken will be replaced by WAY BETTER. Seriously. Out with the old and in with the new. You can handle it, anyway, because you’re ready for this.

Take a deep breath because August will be transformative. A little bit of collapse will clear the decks for a stunning rebuild. The Six of Coins shows that good karma is going to come your way, you deserve a break, and lucky opportunities will spring out of nowhere. In all, a great month.

SAGITTARIUS

(Knight of Wands, Ace of Wands, Three of Swords)

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You’re going to go on an adventure this August, Sag, and it’s going to be everything you hope for: exciting, thrilling, awe-inspiring and life-affirming. The Ace and Knight of Wands urge you to activate a new quest, visit untested limits, travel to unknown places. Go outside of your comfort zone, led by your interests and passions, and you will find fulfilling and rewarding territory. You need this.

You are, as shown by the cutting Three of Swords, healing and processing a hurtful event that felt like a betrayal or a loss. It was all a bit of a shock and you felt like you had the rug pulled from under you. These events take time to get our heads around, and to let our emotions catch up with the new reality. Take your time doing this, but have muchos fun in the process (why not, after all, happiness is a tonic in itself). You need this.

CAPRICORN

(Queen of Swords, Four of Coins, Eight of Wands)

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It’s time to escape your own company and get out of your own headspace for you’ve been dwelling here for too long. The Queen of Swords shows you need to do this for yourself, even if you long to stay in the familiar warm spot you’ve made by bedding down so firmly.

The Four of Coin is a ~rut~ card, showing you’ve fallen into one. I know it’s safe and easy there, but you’re actually bored and you so need to come out and mingle and see new faces. The Eight of Wands asks you to focus on communication this August. Reconnect, reunite, rekindle. Nurture your network. Socialise. Visit people. Meet new people. Draw in as many connections as you can and you will benefit from all this fresh energy, it will recharge you. This can’t be achieved in that rut of yours. Escape.

AQUARIUS

(Three of Coins, Seven of Cups, Eight of Swords)

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The Eight of Swords has you trapped in a little self-limiting spiral made up of outdated or misplaced beliefs about your own power, presence and, dare I say, likeability. The Seven of Cups sees you projecting all kinds of assumptions and ideas onto other people. The mirror effect. You are seeing yourself as you think other people see you… and you might have quite a bit of that wrong. It’s just projection. See that as truth and let these self-limiting self beliefs crumble and fade to dust. Start over.

The Three of Coins is a reassurance that you ARE admired, liked, respected, appreciated and loved. You are a special person. Know this, deep down. Revel in it. And carry on being you.

PISCES

(Four of Wands, The Empress, King of Coins)

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August is going to be a memorable and prosperous month for you, Pisces, and everything will feel like it’s coming together. You work world and finances are going to see an uptick. The Four of Wands brings you the chance to build on what you’ve already achieved, and progress. Lean in to this energy and promote yourself, apply for things, push ahead.

The Empress sees you relationship world blossoming. New love, rekindled love, family ties, pets, deep friendships… all are possible. Prioritise what you need and desire, and go for it. The King of Coins beds all of this happiness into a stable and secure foundation. You feel safe and grounded. You are building a wonderful life.

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