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 2021? It's all in the cards...

ARIES

(Four of Swords, Page of Swords, The Tower)

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There is a situation you’ve let swing on its own weight, and consequently it might become very heavy this month and collapse. Will you be surprised? Not really. So don’t pretend you are! The Four of Swords shows your withdrawal here, you grew tired of trying. The Tower shows its collapse. Something will kick it down. It’s not a bad thing. It was false or fading anyway. The Page of Swords shows your ambivalence here. Aries, what’s done is done. Let this go. No regrets. Everything happens for a reason, the cosmos has done you a favour and taken this mess away, so let it go.

TAURUS

(Three of Wands, The Moon, King of Coins)

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An opportunity to get the very bottom of an intriguing cover-up or secret will emerge this month, in your home / work / financial world, so pay close attention to things that don’t add up - and then dig where ‘X’ marks the spot! The Three of Wands shows this opening will be fleeting, and The Moon shows it all points to a mystery or illusion that has, up until now, thwarted your efforts to uncover it. The King of Coins is you at your best - dogged, determined, thoughtful, analytical, shrewd. You can work this out. And doing so will unlock a big ~reveal~ that helps you in life.

GEMINI

(Ten of Cups, Ten of Coins, Page of Coins)

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Well, given you’re the most flighty and non-committal of signs, the cards are certainly surprising this month ahead as you’re ALL about settling down, bedding in, making a commitment and taking everything to the next level. Good for you, Gem! The Ten of Cups and Coins combine to bring loyal and lasting vibes to your relationships and home life. You are ~nesting~. It feels right. The Page of Coins shows some of this is new territory for you, and you’re living and learning as you go. That’s okay, so are we all! Revel in your new-found stability and domesticity. Home is where the heart is.

CANCER

(Knight of Swords, Four of Cups, The Magician)

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A spell of boredom or frustration, with the ~meh~ Four of Cups, has put you in a demanding mood. You know you need more fulfilment, and that this isn’t just going to happen all by itself, you need to get active and get involved. The Knight of Swords has you up and at ‘em this August, Cancer, and you’re full of ambition and purpose. Not only that, you’re putting your plans into action. No one is getting your way right now, no sir. And The Magician sprinkles magical fairy dust over all of your endeavours. You are creating, making, shaping and progressing. You’re on fire. Go get what you deserve!

LEO

(Ace of Coins, Five of Coins, King of Wands)

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At long last, the silver lining (Ace of Coins) is visible regarding an old wound or loss you endured (Five of Coins). Life often doesn’t yield its gifts from hardship until later down the line, when the emotions have died down and we can look back with a level gaze and a steady heart. You can see how what happened has worked out for the best in the long run, and it makes you feel strong and resilient. You survived this, and now you’re reaping the rewards. The King of Wands tells you to capitalise on this feeling and insight. Make it count. Use it. Go further. You’ve got momentum right now.

VIRGO

(The Hierophant, Seven of Coins, Queen of Coins)

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Do the right thing. Be guided by your best ~future self~. Head to the high ground. Plant seeds you’ll be proud to reap down the line. The Seven and Queen of Coins combine to help you make a long-term change in your life. Nothing is going to transform overnight, this is an evolution, an adjustment, but it’s meaningful and significant all the same. It relates to work, money, health or home. A steady and sustained investment will yield powerful rewards. The Hierophant urges you to do what’s right here, to make a sacrifice for your betterment down the line. I guess everything good or worthwhile takes time, and that has to start somewhere. And that would be here.

LIBRA

(Ten of Swords, Page of Cups, Knight of Cups)

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If only you could see what riches and rewards lie ahead for you if you just let go of this ONE toxic, draining, negative thing in your life (that, for some reason, you’re reluctant to). Libra, do it. The Ten of Swords comes when we’re cosmically backed into a corner and NEED to end something, it has nowhere else to go. It’s over.

Do it and I promise life will improve. The Page and Knight of Cups are awaiting in the wings to bring you fun, love, laughter, joy, success and opportunity. But they won’t enter the stage whilst this ~presence~ remains. So, get rid of it. No regrets.

SCORPIO

(The Sun, The Devil, Queen of Cups)

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If you follow your heart and do what authentically makes you happy, whatever it is, even if others disapprove, then you won’t go far wrong Scorpio. The Sun and the Queen of Cups promise a beautiful chapter of your life lies ahead if you pay attention to your best hopes, dreams and passions, and pursue them wholeheartedly. The Devil warns of not bowing to doubt or pressure from others. You are 100% free AND responsible to live your best life, and live it your way. No one else can do you. Scorpio, follow your passions and everything will fall into place.

SAGITTARIUS

(Ten of Swords, Nine of Wands, Page of Swords)

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Indecision and conflicting desires, with the fickle Page of Swords, will lead you into a place where the opportunity you feel so unsure about will probably just magically dry up all by itself, because you took too long to decide. Is this a bad thing? No, not really. You obviously didn’t give THAT much of a shit, otherwise you’d have jumped. The Ten of Swords shows the ending, and the Nine of Wands shows you shouldn’t dramatise or dwell on this. Take the life lesson (be decisive!) and move on, better things lie ahead and this was no great loss.

CAPRICORN

(Queen of Wands, Six of Swords, Five of Cups)

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No regrets, okay? Nope, none whatsoever. Good! The Five of Cups and Six of Swords have you waving adios to things, places and people that don’t really merit a spot in your future, albeit they have served you well thus far and deserve a respectful goodbye and a cosy spot in your memory.

Onwards and upwards. That is your mantra right now, and will help you to transition from your comfort zone to new landscape where you’ll find fresh opportunity. The Queen of Wands has you feeling bold, brave and confident. You are ready to broaden your horizons and challenge yourself to go beyond the norm.

AQUARIUS

(The Fool, Judgment, Two of Cups)

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Closure precedes new beginnings, and it’s important to do one before the other right now, okay? Judgment is the processing of the past, the acceptance and atonement for what has been done, achieved and lost. Extracting life lessons and wisdom and creating a ~narrative~ before moving ahead into a new chapter with The Fool. This is the tarot’s patron saint of new beginnings, so you’re definitely turning the page. The Two of Cups hints this is linked to your love life… a new partner or a new outlook or a commitment you have been hoping for? Invest in your love life, understand your story so far, and take a step towards the future you wish for. Be brave.

PISCES

(Justice, Death, Knight of Cups)

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Karma was watching my friend, and she is ready to pay back. Good. Justice shows you were on the right side of the street and you’re about to be vindicated and rewarded. Death shows this kind of changes everything, and you should embrace the opportunities and new energy this shift in events creates. Don’t rub their noses in it, but do hold your head high and march on towards what’s now on offer. Enjoy this moment. The Knight of Cups shows it will bring you happiness, peace, company, attention and opportunity, and you deserve it. Biting your tongue and watching an injustice play out was hard, but it’s all going to come good.

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