August 2020 Tarotscope
Hello Beautiful Humans!
Happy August! This month greets us with a beautiful full moon. A perfect time to reflect and release what no longer serves us. I will especially make time for my full moon bath soak as I not only do I need to offer myself reflection, but relaxation. When I look back at how much I’ve accomplished in the past thirty days I have to applaud not only myself, but my team. We managed to refurbish and reopen our storefront, build a new community space and launch new products, such as our gorgeous Lammas Maps and Tools Ritual Box. Whew! And somehow along the way I found time to connect with my soul sisters, go on road trips and immerse myself in nature. I’ve never felt more enlightened or inspired! I hope this energy is infectious in the coming weeks.
As we are fed fear and untruths from our media sources I ask you to change the channel. In fact, perhaps it’s time to turn it off. When we sink back into our bodies and into our true knowing we understand that this moment on our journey is one of awakening and not of chaos. Uncertainty and change can scare us into thinking troublesome thoughts. Instead I ask you to lean into the mystery that unfolds. There is so much beauty in our world when you look a little more closely. There are so many gifts we enjoy every day. May this month’s tarotscope offer you guidance and comfort as you trudge along your path to happy destiny.
I love you,
Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 20) – The World
How beautiful Capricorn! A cycle of growth and understanding has come to completion. When The World arises in any tarot reading it’s always greeted with happy exuberance. This is a time of celebration and joy. Take time this month to reflect back on where you were five years ago at this very moment. See how far you’ve come? You’ve constantly been beating yourself up lately for not having all the answers or perhaps not being as “successful” as you’d like to be. Maybe you’re measuring success the wrong way. Look around you…do you have five close friends to call up on the phone? Do you have food in your belly? Does the sun shine down upon you? My little goat, financial gains are not the only way in which we succeed, although the patriarchy would like us to think otherwise. Make a list of all the amazing things you’ve done over the years. Need help? Phone one of those close friends for some ideas.
Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb 19) – Justice
Whoa Aquarius! Haven’t the last few months been so enlightening? You’ve been able to see people clearly as they reveal their true selves in the midst of turbulence. It’s been difficult, but you’ve had to say goodbye to some toxic relationships. I also see that you’ve opened the door to some new friendships in some of the most unexpected places. The fates want you to know that you are on your karmic return. You’ve been doing the work and what once felt burdensome will finally make sense. That job you didn’t get? Yeah, it was because you were supposed to be somewhere else to meet your true love. That unexpected bill? It was to offer you some illumination into your finances and to confirm that we’re here to help. Look how it’s all working out! I encourage you to make a list of things “you thought would happen but didn’t.” It’ll help you put your inclination to jump to conclusions on the back burner and open you up to the infinite possibilities of the universe.
Pisces (Feb 20-Mar 20) – The Empress
What is that noise? Your yawning is so loud the fates have taken notice. As you’ve thrown yourself into overdrive you’ve accomplished incredible things over the past few weeks, but at what expense? When was the last time you sat down to a home-cooked meal? Took a long bath? Sat and cuddled with your pets with no other distractions at all? And most importantly, when was the last time you turned off the T.V.? This month is your opportunity to rest, relax and rejuvenate. There is nothing to do. This constant urge to work, work, work or ‘get up and go’ is simply an illusion. Lay in a hammock, under a tree or on your favorite couch. Your only job right now is to nap. You are so very loved Pisces. Even when you do nothing at all.
Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) – The Emperor
Hmmm, how fascinating Aries! Last month you picked the Empress and this month you are greeted with her counterpart. What beautiful balance! And just that, balance, is what the fates are calling you towards this month. Learn how to incorporate your feminine power with that of the masculine in perfect harmony. How can you be strong and vulnerable all at once? Where do the hard edges and the soft lines meet? As you navigate discussions and situations this month take time to explore what I like to call, ‘the power of the pause.’ It’s not an easy concept to master, but one of necessity. Before speaking, pause and ask the fates to guide your words. You’ll be shocked at what comes out of your mouth and how it benefits you, and those around you. Didn’t know you were a channel huh? Have fun this month! They have so much to say!
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20) – Strength
Oh sweetheart! I’m so happy I pulled this card for you! The rollercoaster of emotions and new understandings has been significant. It’s truly transformational when you start to step into your power. It can feel intimidating at times. I’m here to let you know that the universe loves you. They love you so much that it pains them to know you can’t feel this radiating glow of light at all times. This month they offer you strength. Not that you need it. You are a bull in every sense of the word. Strong, unmoveable, unstoppable and powerful. When you start to discover this superpower within your whole world starts to flip upside down. Not shocking that you’ve been feeling out of sorts. This month I need you to heed the call to ritual. Your daily practices will help you center, ground and harness all this powerful energy for the greater good. It will also be your way to communicate effectively with Divine Intelligence. When you are scared or uncertain don’t be afraid to ask for help. You’ll be amazed at what happens when you open that door!
Gemini (May 21-Jun 21) – The Sun
Gemini, can I just say I’m so proud of you!?! You pulled The Sun yet again! You are showing up, doing the work and the world is better for it. You’ve been diving deep into the shadows to uncover the lessons that live in those dark spaces. You’ve been grieving and washing your soul with the waves of your tears. You’ve been smashing ego to make way for vulnerability and hard truths. You’ve even been admitting your mistakes! WOW! We all could learn a thing or two from you. The Sun is a confirmation from the Sunshine of the Spirit that you are on the right path. Bask in the sun’s glory and enjoy this moment. Treat yourself with a trinket or other item of affection that brings you joy. You deserve it! Shower yourself in abundance and praise. When you write or say an affirmation watch it light you up with goosebumps. You actually know these phrases to be true as you’ve cleared all the debris that was blocking you from their truth.
Cancer (Jun 22-July 23) – The Devil
Oof Cancer. It’s time to turn off your brain for a moment. I’m sorry to say it, but it’s broken. It’s offering you self-obsession in the extreme. You’re trying to play God and the fates aren’t thrilled with this prospect. You were NOT put here to solve the world’s problems. You were offered this three dimensional existence to shower the world with your gifts. I want you to take the knowledge you’ve gleaned these past few months and put all of that up on a shelf. Good! Now I want you to hug yourself. That’s right, go ahead. I’ll wait. What are some things you can do this month to drop back into your body? I hate to break it to you, but you’re only human after all. I see you, I hear you and no you’re no crazy. But to obsess over these thoughts will bring about your self-destruction. It’s time to refocus on the things you can change in the here and now. When you start to future-trip take a deep breath and drop back into the moment. What texture is your shirt? What color is the space around you? What smells can you detect when you close your eyes? This month your homework is all about grounding. Come back to earth dear one. If that seems impossible go hang out with Mother Nature for a while and soak in the bounty of our planet. Perhaps the truths you discovered are only distractions…isn’t that a thought?!
Leo (Jul 24 – Aug 23) – Temperance
Oh my beautiful lion! How interesting that Temperance shows up for you this month. She guides us in her ways of balance and patience. How frustrating when this shows up at the time of your sun celebration (happy birthday by the way!) Leo you love being the center of attention and the star of the show. I think as you contemplate another rotation around the sun it’s a powerful time of self-growth. I see you pulling someone else up on the podium to have them bask in the sunshine for a day. You stun us this month with your humility and your desire to show up for your fellow man. Not happening organically? Next time you go to the grocery store I want you to find the one person you could help. Whose t-shirt made you smile? Let them know! Who could benefit from help carrying packages out to their car? Socially distant of course. 😉 Really want to amp this up? Pay for the groceries of the person behind you. Watch their eyes as their mouth drops open behind their mask. While you might not be the center of a huge birthday celebration this year, you are stepping out as our leader. You’re showing us that kindness always leads the way.
Virgo (Aug 24-Sep 22) – The Tower
“Ugh,” you say. “The Tower?!” you say. Haven’t you been through enough? My friend, I feel you. 2020 has been a rollercoaster of heights none of us could’ve ever imagined. However, I see this sudden change as one that is necessary. It’s been a long time coming. You are still holding onto some false beliefs that no longer serve you at all. And I hate to say it, but when you have trouble letting go, Source often does something drastic to get your attention. This one, however, will make you laugh when it happens. Like your filing system got so out of whack that you are having trouble finding the title to your car…when you realize perhaps it’s time to donate it to the local women’s shelter. This massive transition will be one of profound ease and grace. It’s when you truly start to step into the role you were always meant to play and you finally let go of the societal falsities that were holding you back. In this societal ‘game’ we play, don’t be afraid to stick up for yourself. I want you to practice being assertive, yet kind. They can exist simultaneously.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) – Death
Don’t be frightened, dear Libra! Death is something to be welcomed in the tarot, for it is by dying that we are awakened. This month you’ll find yourself questioning everything! Where to go for answers? Sesame Street. No, I’m not joking. When things get too convoluted we need to return back to the basics. I want you to bring your most pressing questions to the littlest people you know, for they are closest to Source. Profound wisdom lives in those little souls. Go ahead, ask them about the secrets of Egypt, the upcoming election and for kicks, how to make slime. Their answers will astound you and bring you clarity that you never knew was possible. Not to mention a huge lesson in humility. Just when we think we’ve got it all figured out, those decades younger than us seem to put us back in our place. Oh and don’t forget to laugh at the absurdity of it all. The Universe definitely has a sense of humor. Even when presented as a simple knock-knock joke. Who’s there?
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 22) – The Hierophant
The Hierophant, defined as ‘a person, especially a priest in ancient Greece, who interprets sacred mysteries or esoteric principles,’ had decided to make an entrance this month Scorpio. I see you surrounded by huge tomes of historical records in a gorgeous mahogany library. Perhaps the vision isn’t spot on, but the sentiment suffices. This is a time of profound learning and searching on your part. Where will you start this journey of knowledge? I suggest starting closer to home than you think. Who is someone you consider to be a spiritual mentor? Go to them immediately and ask them this: What is the next step? They’ll be so glad you asked.
Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 20) – Judgement
Before you make your decision sweet Sag, let’s take a moment to recite the sick man’s prayer: “God (or deity of choice) please help me offer this person the same patience, pity and tolerance I would cheerfully grant a sick friend. God (or deity of choice) please save me from being angry.” Want bonus points? Pray for that person every day for two weeks straight. Ask the fates to give that person everything they’d ever need or want. What the heck is this silly exercise all about? Forgiveness, compassion and love. Somewhere along the way the codes were broken. While the world is intent on presenting people warring with one another and chaos all around, nothing could be farther from the truth. We are all one, one existence, one heartbeat, one collective consciousness of love. When you anger at someone else you really are angry at something within. You looked into the mirror and saw that this ‘separate’ person was exhibiting a trait that you carry that you dislike about yourself. Confused? Try the prayers, or affirmations, if you will. Report back in thirty days. I’m so very excited to see how you rise up in love and light.