Venus is retrograde and Mercury is in Virgo throughout August, meaning there may be some difficult conversations and realisations in terms of your relationships this month.
That said, there’s plenty of main character energy swirling about thanks to the big cat confidence that comes with Leo season, which ends on August 22 and takes us into Virgo.
The month is set to be particularly eventful for Sagittarius, whose schedule will be packed with opportunity, while Aries may need to make some tough decisions and trust their instincts.
Ahead you’ll find your star sign’s tarot horoscope for the month of August, with three tarot cards drawn and their meaning for you explained.
March 21 to April 20
Tarot card for Aries for August: King of Wands, Justice, Six of Swords
Meaning: Move on
You know what you want to do in your heart of hearts but you have doubted yourself and even your own motives. Overthinking takes you in spirals that just circle the same old ground.
The combination of Justice and King of Wands urge you to obey your gut instincts. You know this is right. You know what you want. You are doing the best thing, in the long run, because it’s authentically coming from your true feelings and intuition. Don’t talk yourself out of it for rational or practical reasons. Go with it and make it work.
The Six of Swords shows this is all about departing someplace, something, or someone. An ending has come. Things have reached a natural conclusion. This isn’t sad, it’s simply time to go. Start preparing to make it happen.
April 21 to May 21
Tarot card for Taurus for August: Three of Cups, Three of Swords, Ace of Coins
Meaning: Loosen the bonds
It’s possible that your friendship circle needs a little revamp. We keep different people around us for different reasons and that’s okay. However, the Three of Swords shows you might have a touch of poison in your midst, someone who stays close simply to judge and observe vs wishing you well or helping you out.
The Three of Cups reveals you have a lot of party/good time people too, which is fine but you need more than that, don’t you? Life is hard. Friends can provide all kinds of moral and practical support and you need people to lean on.
The Ace of Coins asks you to open yourself up to new friendships this month onwards. It might take time but the right people for you right now will emerge and make everything easier. Have faith. Look for fellow Earth signs – Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn.
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May 22 to June 21
Tarot card for Gemini for August: Nine of Cups, The Empress, Two of Swords
Meaning: Love wishes
Every wish has a price but we’re always okay with paying it if the wish is heartfelt and authentically meaningful to us. The Two of Swords asks you to get really clear what your wishes are right now, be focused and steadfast. The Nine of Cups is granting you a full wish come true so don’t waste it on something insignificant or fleeting. Make this cosmic energy count!
The Empress hints this is about love, romance, passion, family, children, pets, home. Making your relationship landscape a more fruitful, abundant, loving, and joyful place to be. Perhaps starting or growing your family, welcoming new friends, finding love, or rekindling your current partnership. Centre your gaze on your relationship world and make a clear wish!
June 22 to July 23
Tarot card for Cancer for August: King of Cups, King of Swords, Three of Wands
Meaning: Lead the way
Leadership is a key theme this month ahead and you will be gifted surprising and welcome opportunities to step up, take control, show your mettle, and set an example… and it will feel good!
The King of Cups sees you offering emotionally intelligent counsel and support to people in need. You are great at this, it’s a super skill! The King of Swords sees you providing shrewd and wise life advice to people who need it about practical or stressful matters. You not only have empathy but clever ideas and solutions too, and people want to hear them!
The Three of Wands reveals these opportunities to guide will crop up out of the blue, in the moment, and in unexpected places so always be ready to lend an ear. You can change people’s lives this August.
July 24 to August 23
Tarot card for Leo for August: Two of Wands, Nine of Wands, Six of Wands
Meaning: Happy August
A trio of Wands cards amplify the presence of that suit’s activities in your life this August – travel, education, creativity, and lifestyle rituals/habits. You are living well and life is good, and you’d like to invite more of the same.
The Two of Wands asks you to prioritise what you most want to work on or welcome in, and simply go get it. The Six of Wands reveals you possess a midas touch right now, the ability to turn dust to gold, and you can create opportunities for yourself through intention and charm easily. The Nine of Wands also urges you to use this midas touch to tackle issues in your life, you can blast through them easier and faster than you think possible.
See new adventures, interesting stimulus and research, new creative skills and pastimes, and different ways of structuring your days and evenings to make you feel relaxed, inspired, and at peace. Life is good, Leo. Enjoy it. This is your month!
August 24 to September 23
Tarot card for Virgo for August: Page of Wands, Eight of Swords, The Hanged Man
Meaning: Leave the comfort zone
This August is definitely a choppy month where you’re going to experiment and kind of feel your way through things, trying and having a go vs making the ‘perfect plan’ (which I know is your preferred method).
The Hanged Man sees you facing an obstacle, an impasse, a blockage, and your usual tactics have failed. Time for a new approach. Look at the issue from all angles, get a different perspective. The Page of Wands tells you to put different tactics in motion and try them all out. Don’t hang your hat on any one single approach as it’s likely that, from a more chaotic hodge podge of ideas, a new insight and idea will emerge.
You can’t overthink this, you will learn most and go fastest by actually doing it. The Eight of Swords acknowledges this isn’t your usual way, but it’s good to be different and push out of a comfort zone. And that is where, Virgo, the answer to this issue lies.
September 24 to October 23
Tarot card for Libra for August: Six of Cups, Six of Coins, The Chariot
Meaning: Holiday fun
This trio of cards predict a happy, fun, blissful time ahead, possibly a lovely holiday or adventure with friends, maybe even old friends – like a reunion. The Six of Coins is about good karma, being generous and kind and receiving good vibes as a result. Doing good feels good.
The Six of Cups is about reunions, blasts from the past, affectionate and loving bonds, people you miss coming back to your life, and blissfully fun and lighthearted activities. Childhood imagination and play beckon your thoughts. You want to be carefree and just enjoy the summer, even if only for a little while.
The Chariot shows this all winds up in a journey, holiday, trip, or outing. You are going to travel someplace to make this happy event happen, or maybe you spontaneously bump into someone from the past on a trip, and much fun and reminiscing ensures. Maybe it’s an old love interest. Look out for Water signs – Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio. August is going to be lovely.
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October 24 to November 22
Tarot card for Scorpio for August: Page of Wands, Five of Coins, Nine of Coins
Meaning: A rebuild
There is a rebuild going on in your life which is fixing up and replacing a loss from the past, that still troubles you a little but you’re determined to get past it and renew your energy and ambition. You are a powerful creature of rebirth and regeneration, being ruled by Pluto, almost like a phoenix.
The Five of Coins signals this old loss but it leads swiftly into the Nine of Coins which is about building for the future, having a new vision and working to manifest it. And you will! I can assure you of that, Scorpio, so have faith in this and invest wholeheartedly, this is not a pipe dream.
The Page of Wands urges you to try different tactics, approaches, ideas, and strategies. Be open-minded. Don’t try to overthink or aim for perfection. This is a long term path, so you’ll need lots of fresh thinking. Seek that mindset and you’ll progress.
November 23 to December 21
Tarot card for Sagittarius for August: Two of Coins, Seven of Cups, Eight of Coins
Meaning: A busy month ahead
You are an abundant character, ruled by Jupiter, and open to all ideas and opportunities. August is going to be great for you with the variety-attracting, lucky, and abundant Two of Coins, as well as the imaginative Seven of Cups.
Combined, it feels like you can manifest your wildest dreams, attract what you desire, draw your wishes closer to you by sheer imagination, visualization and willpower. Be busy, get involved, do new stuff, meet different people, try newly opened venues, travel, explore.
The Eight of Coins shows you will work hard, dig in, feel tired at times… but don’t give up or slack off. Make this a 100MPH month, a high octane wild ride through every potential opportunity in sight… and then some! What you manifest now could last you for months. Be super busy!
December 22 to January 21
Tarot card for Capricorn for August: Page of Coins, Four of Cups, Wheel of Fortune
Meaning: Education opens doors
You can change your fortunes, you know, if you took on some new skills, knowledge, or practical activities. Education is the way forwards and that pleases you because you love improving yourself!
The Four of Cups shows you’re a little dissatisfied with where you’re at, you want more or different, and you feel like you’ve hit a dead end. It’s certainly not as grim as that, trust me, you still have lots of advantages and you’re just taking things for granted a bit.
But, yes, the Page of Coins and Wheel of Fortune reveal that if you took a class, a course, read up, trained, or absorbed new ideas, you could unlock whatever the next level or chapter is. New horizons ahead… you just need to learn what you can offer and brush up on it!
January 22 to February 19
Tarot card for Aquarius for August: Ten of Cups, Five of Swords, Five of Cups
Meaning: Talk about it
There’s been some friction or tension in your love life or closest relationship, perhaps a row or simmering atmosphere… the Fives are here, of Swords and Cups, and both denote that you may be regretting something, perhaps comparing a situation to a past one, perhaps carrying some old baggage, or maybe feeling discontented with what’s on offer right now. It’s not thrumming like it used to, as Usher said. If you’re not attached this could also relate to a family or friend relationship, one that is very loving and close.
The Ten of Cups promises things can be restored, rekindled, and repaired. Don’t give up. Tackle these feelings, use them as signals to tell you what’s really wrong, what triggers it all, and what do you want to be different. Get your own head clear and then talk about it. Sometimes we all hit these rough patches but they can make us stronger, closer, and more aligned if they’re used as opportunities to address what’s going on and fix it.
February 20 to March 20
Tarot card for Pisces for August: Two of Cups, The Sun, The Magician
Meaning: Best month ever
Beautiful cards, Pisces, so expect a fantastic month ahead! The Sun promises joy, prosperity, luck, love, and success. Be bold and confident and step up to take what you want. Apply, pitch, demand, propose, engage, ask. The Magician shows you being innovative and creative, making something new which will be a huge success. It’s a time to showcase your talents and abilities and make them into how you earn a living.
It’s time, too, to go on holiday, have fun, treat the summer like an extended staycation and party, play, and rest as much as you can!
The Two of Cups also promises love life action! If you’re single, look for a fellow sexy Water sign (Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio) and, if you’re attached, a deepening and strengthening of your loving bond. Truly a month to remember, get ready to make the most of it!
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