Welcome to August!
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August, the month of heat. That’s what I think about. Where I live, in the South, August never goes away fast enough.
It seems to drag on with every sweltering step. The air growing more stagnant by the day. As the humidity gets thicker and thicker, overcoming your body and your mind, rendering you motionless.
Until you scream, enough! I'm done with this oppressiveness!
So, this month’s tarot cards are perfect for this hot month of August. Lots of contemplation and being brutally honest. Not only with yourself, but others as well.
The deck I used for this layout is the Deviant Moon Tarot, by Patrick Valenza (borderless edition). The art is fantastic.
You could spend hours looking through this deck at all the interesting textures and backgrounds created from photos of abandoned buildings to old cemeteries. Inspired by childhood dreams, visions, and the imagination, there is plenty to look at and get lost in, within this deck.
I will be doing the 4- card spread I typically use. I like this 4- card layout because it has everything you need for a quick look at the energy for the current month, along with where you can course correct to improve things, and what you can look forward to.
I have also provided some information about the cards, in case you aren’t that familiar with the tarot, that way, if you don’t like my interpretation, you can make your own.
✨✨Let's dive in✨✨
The Chariot---- Focused on a goal, action, moving forward, discipline, willpower, possible career change, working on your plan, pay attention to where you are going, being deliberate with your actions, stop slacking, taking control of your life, living with blinders on and not paying attention to things around you
The Lovers reversed--- a relationship coming to an end- romantic or otherwise, possible health issue, making decisions within relationships, a toxic relationship, lack of trust, not loving yourself, needing to be honest with yourself and the way you approach relationships, internal struggle going on, something coming apart
Three of cups--- Friendships coming together, celebrations, getting along with others, community, support from others, attending events, situations happening that cause you to bond with others
Death--- Change, end of a cycle, letting go of the past, letting go of things that are holding you back, letting go of things that are keeping you out of alignment, transition, letting go of the old to let in the new, rebirth, cutting cords, being open to new things
Things have been rapidly changing around you for the past year and half. Don’t you think it’s time to evaluate those parts of you that you have been ignoring?
Those parts of you that silently nag you, or cheer you on, yet you push them aside, thinking, maybe tomorrow or next week, or next year, for that matter.
Whether it’s because of the whole Covid situation or not, you need to be deliberate with your actions and stop living with blinders on, going through the motions of day to day life. The Universe has given you plenty of time to weed out the good and the bad.
This is the time. Shit or get off the pot, as they say. The opportunities are endless. People are willing to make the deal, you just have to ask.
Pay attention to those around you. Are they supporting you in your growth or are they holding you back? It’s an easy question to answer, yet it takes some deep contemplation to know when and how to act.
These situations can get a little sensitive sometimes. But if it’s not working for you, let it go. It’s probably not working for them in some way either. It may hurt at first, although I think you will manage.
You know what your goals are. You know what needs to happen to achieve them. As the summer kicks in its last hurrah, so must you. There’s no need for you to be struggling with yourself and your feelings.
People change. Don’t beat yourself up about it.
With Covid numbers on the rise, it’s time, once again, to pay attention to the activities you are doing. You don’t need to stop them, just be aware of your options and make your choices accordingly.
If that’s wearing a mask again, then do it. It’s better to have more freedom with care and awareness, than to have no freedom at all.
There are so many choices open to you right now. As you move through August, let yourself blend with the energies of change.
Don’t fight them. What you are going through is normal. It happens to all of us. It’s okay to let go of the old and make way for the new.
People, places, jobs, they are bound to change. It’s best to accept it. You only hurt yourself when you fight against it. And that never feels good.
Stand up for what you need and let the rest fall behind you. And don’t turn around and pick them up.
You are purging for a reason. You might not know what that reason is, but just remember, when one door closes, another one opens.
To bigger and brighter things.
If you would like to purchase the Deviant Moon Tarot, you can find it here, on Amazon.com.
Until we meet again, have a wonderful month❤️
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