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Fortnightly horoscope: A tarot reading from August 15 to August 31, 2020

What do the stars hold for you this fortnight?

The Tarot is the mirror of our soul. Each card reflects what’s not only going on within us but also, symbolises our divine connection to the forces of the Universe – those which we can see and those which we cannot. The images printed on the cards are symbols that contain the keys to unravel all the mysteries of our existence. However, these images have a life of their own, and thus, they change whenever the cards are shuffled. Every shuffle infuses them with magic. Every shuffle infuses us with magic.

The following are divinely guided messages from The Universe through the medium of the Tarot. Though divided through the twelve signs of the zodiac, the message is highly personalised for you. The same force that guided me to pull the cards is the very same force that’s guiding you to read the message. I encourage you to keep an open heart and an open mind – that way, you’ll be more receptive to magic, and find the guidance you need for the fortnight.

For those who aren’t familiar with their astrological chart, I would suggest reading the passage pertaining to their Sun Sign – i.e. the zodiac sign that the Sun was passing through at the time of your birth. For example, if you were born on August 19, the Sun was passing through the sign of Leo. Thus, you would find your divinely guided message under Leo.

For those who are familiar with their astrological chart, I would suggest reading the passage pertaining to their Sun Sign, their Moon Sign, and their Rising Sign – also known as the Ascendant or the ‘Lagna’. The combined message will be all the more powerful for your journey.

The drastically dramatic times we’re experiencing on earth is a reflection of the drastically dramatic times in the heavens above. The cosmos is undergoing a major energetic shift and its effects are rippling over to our lives. However, this is all part of a great divine plan that is essential in our evolution. We may not see it now, but soon it will all make sense.

This fortnight is indeed an auspicious one. We receive the blessings of Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi so that our lives are filled with abundance and all obstacles on our path are removed. We’re also blessed with a bountiful harvest with Onam. All seeds that we plant, literal and metaphorical, will produce their fruit. That is the promise of Lord Vishnu. The following are messages divined through the cards to guide us through this blessed fortnight.

Aries August horoscope 2020

Sometimes surrendering to the flow of life can yield more results than excessive planning. Being goal-oriented is a good thing, it’s a sign of ambition and the fact that you care about what you do. However, letting go control and allowing The Universe to take charge can lead to brilliant results that end up surprising us in ways we could never imagine.

Remember, that the only thing we can control is our reaction. This is easier said than done because sometimes our emotions overpower our rational self – especially in matters close to our hearts. However, all you need to do is have faith that everything is happening for your greater good (because it truly is), and you’ll discover how to bring harmonious balance between your mind and your heart.

Taurus August horoscope 2020


Take the time to stop and smell the roses, Taurus. It’s important for you to discover the simple pleasures of life. These are what not only bring us joy but make life all the more enchanting. It’s also important to remember what is all this effort for, as well as, what’s the true driving force behind all your actions. Doing so will help you put things in perspective.

This is a wonderful time for self-reflection, for all the answers you are looking for are hidden within past memories (of this and previous lifetimes). Give thanks for all the love that you’ve shared, and wish well to those who have been and currently are within your life, teaching you lessons of love. True magic only manifests when the motives of the heart are crystal clear.

Gemini August horoscope 2020


Hustle is the name of the game, Gemini. Though you’re a master of juggling all responsibilities, and many of you do see them through – this is a time when your hustle will really be put to the test as waves of opportunities crash fleetingly by your feet. Can you seize them in time and strike gold at the right spot?

The key is to never stop moving. Lesser beings may be exhausted by that, but chaos can be your best friend. Sometimes you focus best when there’s chaos all around you. That’s what gives you that special ‘edge’ over the rest. Stagnation bores you, and thus you need the constant flux of energy flowing in and out. Make sure that you don’t go out seeking chaos and creating it where it isn’t needed. That’ll only spell trouble for you.

Cancer August horoscope 2020


This is a powerful time for you to manifest your heart’s desires Cancer. Your divine connection with the Moon, and all the magic within her silvery veil, will allow you to bring out not only the best results of all actions but also the best within yourself. All words are spells, and all actions are rituals – so make sure to use them wisely.

The Universe has blessed you with all that you need to make your dreams come true. It’s up to you to open your eyes (especially your inner eye) to recognise them, as well as, how to utilise them to their full potential. Look past the illusion of limiting self-criticism. Understand that cynicism will only diminish the power of your magical abilities. Remember who you are – that’s all you need to do.

Leo August horoscope 2020


This is your time to shine brightly, Leo. After all, many of you are having birthdays during this time – so how can you not glow? Sure the world is sinking into a chaotic abyss, sure we’re living in times that are so crazy and unpredictable. However, that’s all the reason you must unabashedly shine. For your brilliance will inspire others around you to bravely live life with joy.

Expressing joy is an act of courage – especially when negativity is trapping the world in its deathly grip. By being true to your natural sunny disposition, you’re acting as a source of light for those around you. Dispelling darkness within the hearts and minds of others is a divine gift that you possess. It can exhaust a lesser being, but you have an abundance of sunshine within your heart and soul to illuminate more than a thousand and one nights. Shine away!

Virgo August horoscope 2020


Stability and structure are what enables you to find peace in a world that’s triggering your anxiety by its unpredictable nature. You find comfort in following orders of those you trust because it satisfies the desire within you to feel “useful”. Many chase roles of leadership, but you know that a leader is only as effective when they have faithful followers who go above and beyond to manifest their visions.

This is also a wonderful time for you to consider studying something. Be it a form of physical or mental discipline, or a scholarly subject to expand your mind, or even something that’s so far out of your scope of awareness — studying will put you straight back in your happy place. After all, in these times, happiness is perhaps the most valuable (though elusive) commodity. Why not build on it?

Libra August horoscope 2020


Paths we tread at night are never what they appear during the day. Shadows of trees and bushes appear to be monsters lurking in the dark. As composed as you may try to be, darkness toys with your inner harmony, leading to chaos – shattering all the pretty things you’ve tried to build. Do not be scared, because it’s only when we go through chaos, can we value the beauty of harmony and peace.

This is a time for you to recognise who are the loyal pups and who are the fiendish jackals. This is a time for you to learn to distinguish are the steps you’re treading on stable as the earth below, or slippery water rocks covered in moss and algae. There will be many judging every move you make from their high towers above, but understand that this is a path you walk for your own growth – not theirs.

Scorpio August horoscope 2020


Not all burdens lead to rewarding results, Scorpio. Carrying more than what we can handle can cripple our progress rather than building upon our strength – making our goals all the more further out of our reach. There’s no shame in unburdening. Reducing your load is not a sign of weakness. It’s actually a sign of sheer intelligence to know the difference between a labour of love and bonded labour.

As you learn how to unload your burdens, it’s also important to understand how to balance your life with rest and relaxation. Work and fun don’t need to be extreme opposites. There’s always a way to get work done while having fun, as well as, enjoying life while doing work. Once you learn this secret, you’ll find the path to your goals becomes a whole lot smoother.

Sagittarius August horoscope 2020


Take time to rest, Sagittarius. You’ve dealt with far too many tensions looming over your head. Now is the time to rest. Resting won’t make you weaker. It’ll, in fact, give you so much energy that you can melt away the tensions hovering above you with ease. Empowering you to take on the world with a mind at peace.

This is also a beautiful time to build on your faith in The Universe or whatever divine force you believe in. By taking time to rest, surrender your worries and fear to divine forces and angels. Trust that they’ll take care of them. After all, if elves could help the shoemaker of the old fable, why can’t the divine work in your favour? Strengthen your spiritual connection and experience the beauty of divine intervention within your life.

Capricorn August horoscope 2020


Things are going to pick up the pace for you, Dear Capricorn. The stagnation and feelings of futility shall disappear as The Universe opens avenues for you to move swiftly, pursuing goals and desires with unabashed determination. You know you function best when you’re climbing mountains of ambition instead of lolling about in a boring valley. You’ll have plenty to keep you occupied.

The time you’ve had free has blessed with an abundance of energy and strength of will to take on all the tasks ahead. You’re wise enough to know how to smartly spend that energy in a methodical manner, instead of expelling it all in one go. Just remember to take much-needed self-care along the way. It’ll make the climb up the mountains all the more effective. You don’t need me to tell you that you’ll successfully reach the top of said mountain and proudly plant your flag of conquest. Enjoy the journey.

Aquarius August horoscope 2020

This is a wonderful time for you to charge ‘full steam ahead’ Aquarius. All the things you wish to pursue and achieve shall be yours if you make constant powerful strides towards your goals. Just remember to keep an eye on the path ahead – one wouldn’t want a loose pebble to cause us to slip and fall along the way. Not to mention to be careful of small snails and other tiny creatures we must avoid squashing along our path. Karma comes back in ways we cannot imagine.

There will be times when life will try to pull us in opposing directions, slowing down our progress. This is when you must realise that it’s time to tighten the reigns and make circumstances follow you instead of the other way around. Easier said than done, but you have the strength and acumen to make that happen.

Pisces August horoscope 2020

“Freedom comes when we learn to let go, creation comes when we learn to say no.” So said Madonna in her song, ‘The Power of Goodbye’, where she talks about the importance of fortresses that have to burn in order for us to be free. The lesson you need to learn, Pisces, is that in order to have a clean slate to start afresh, one needs to cut cords, burn bridges, and end all toxic relationships with oneself and others. Dramatic? Yes! But aren’t all fresh starts?

Don’t be scared of falling. Sometimes we must fall till we hit rock bottom before we can rise back up. Preventing falls can sometimes delay our growth and evolution. That doesn’t mean we go about looking to fall. It just means not to let fear take over when it’s time. It can be confusing, but all you need to do is remember that The Universe is protecting you no matter what. Just trust it – and all will be taken care of.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India

Zorian Cross

Zorian Cross specialises in eastern and western schools of mysticism and philosophy, and over the past 15 years, has established himself as a respected tarot reader, astrologer, numerologist, and psychic channel. Also a certified ashtanga/vinyasa yoga instructor and a multi-award-winning theatre artiste, Cross’ 2019 TEDX Talk focused on how the transformative power of pain, when channelled through art, can make the world a better place. Follow him on Instagram: @ajnajog