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Fortnightly Horoscope: A tarot reading from August 1 to August 15, 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.

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.

We begin the month of August with a full moon to celebrate Eid, followed a day to celebrate friendships, and then the joyful festival Raksha Bandhan. Following that our fortnight brings on the auspicious festival of Janmashtami. Such a glorious time is a reflection of the glorious stars above, and their messages for you are as follows.

Aries August 2020 horoscope

Take some time to rest, Aries. You’ve worked hard and you’ve been through plenty of moments where not only have you proved your worth, but have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Now is the time to rest and take it easy. It’s important to do so this fortnight because you’ll need your strength and energy for the upcoming one (no spoilers).

This is also a good time for you to call truces and make peace. There’s no point carrying the burdens of the past. When opportunities are being presented, don’t be too rash to jump on board. Assess things carefully and then make a meditated move. Plus, be sure to always have an ace up your sleeve – it’ll definitely come in handy when you least expect it.

Taurus August 2020 horoscope

Now is the time to prove your worth, Taurus. This fortnight is when all eyes may be on you to showcase all that you’ve been working on in the recent past. As long as you’ve been honest and sincere about your efforts, you don’t need to worry about anything. All you have to do is let your work speak for itself. Hopefully, it’ll sing beautifully.

Being accountable and accepting responsibility is not a burden, but a sign of your incredible strength increasing. The more you resist doing so, the more you’re blocking yourself from discovering all that you’ve been blessed with. However, it is important to draw boundaries, for accepting more than what can fit in your plate is basically setting oneself up for failure. You’re too pragmatic and practical to let that happen to you.

Gemini August 2020 horoscope

It’s okay to be the bad guy, Gemini. People don’t like it when you put your foot down and refuse to be taken for granted. That’s their problem – not yours. It’s the right thing to do, especially if you wish to lead a life where toxic patterns not only stop repeating but they also slowly fade away into oblivion. The truth can be harsh, but it truly does set you free.

However, it’s important not to perpetually be on guard all the time. Balance is the key here, especially when dealing with those senior to you at work and at home. Before you strike with your sword, see beyond the surface and look carefully at the intention. Not all actions require severe reactions that can have damaging consequences. Pay close attention to your intuition – for it never lets you down.

Cancer August 2020 horoscope

The time has come to start planning ahead, Cancer. The Universe wants you to sow the seeds for the life you wish to lead. To do so, a lot of planning and foresight is required, for the actions, you take during this fortnight can have a lasting impact on your future in both the short and the long term.

It’s important that while doing so, not only do you see what can benefit you, but also how it can benefit those around you. An individual victory is good, but a collective victory is more powerful and lasts longer. The more we share blessings and abundance, the more we’re rewarded with it. To think for yourself is small – but to think for the collective, is not only ‘big thinking’ – it’s the key to eternal prosperity.

Leo August 2020 horoscope

Forgiveness and letting bygones be bygones is the big lesson for you this fortnight, Leo. After all, many of you have birthdays coming up, and what better time to start afresh new chapter of life without allowing the negativity of the past to spill over and rain on your parade! It’s okay to be the first one to apologise, as well as, the first one to forgive – it just makes your heart stronger.

This is also an excellent time to make personal resolutions to give up, cleanse, detox, and detach from past habits, behaviours, and situations that are preventing you from shining your light out in the world. After all, you are ruled by the sun – it’s your birthright to shine! Who needs clouds to dim one’s brilliance? Certainly, you don’t!

Virgo August 2020 horoscope

Not everything is black and white, Virgo. There is so much more than what the eye can see. Especially your keenly critical one that loves digging deep into the intricate details of life. This is a time to not only keep an open mind, but to actually learn new things about life, and especially about yourself.

Doing so will allow you to open yourself up to new secret opportunities that hold many benefits beyond your comprehension. Cynicism and lamenting over past hurts will blind you to them. The more you allow yourself to experience life without expecting the other shoe to drop – the more you’ll find life to be enchanting and magical – thereby manifesting miracles before your eyes.

Libra August 2020 horoscope

You’ve worked hard Libra, and thus you deserve the fruits of your labour. However, these fruits aren’t to be consumed all at once. They contain seeds that need to be planted and regrown to build a beautiful future ahead. Solid investments are the key Libra, as this is the time for you to expand your portfolio – professional and personal.

This doesn’t have to be done all by yourself. Feel free to ask for help. If done with honesty and sincerity, the Universe will guide you to the right people who shall provide the right guidance. Building your dreams doesn’t need to be boring and dour – for the right people by your side can make it a joyful experience. Trust wisely!

Scorpio August 2020 horoscope

Carpe Diem is the theme of this fortnight for you, Scorpio. The Universe is supportive of your abilities to go out there and achieve all that you desire. The time to act is now – and you shouldn’t feel bashful about the things you wish to achieve. You’ll not only be blessed with the opportunities to win them, but there’ll be others who’ll help you along the way.

However, there is a small catch. You were expecting that, weren’t you? It’s important for you to remember that ‘intention’ and ‘motive’ play a very important key to your success. If both are positive and serve the greater good, then the path to victory is seamless. If not so, then expect the path to be bumpy and perhaps less rewarding. Your conscience will be the key to your victory.

Sagittarius August 2020 horoscope

Fear is something that paralyses even the mightiest of lions. Fear blinds us from seeing opportunities, as well as, preventing us from moving ahead with our lives. The more we allow fear to rule our lives and our decisions, the more we’re stuck in a vicious cycle that makes Sisyphus’ task seem like a breeze.

Rise above your fear, Sagittarius. You’re positively too spirited to allow yourself to submit to it. Your inner spirit of honesty will guide you through all tough decisions, thus removing all traces of regrets and unpleasant consequences. Fear is for those living lives in delusion. Your honesty is what can save you, as well as, empower you to move on and live fully with joy.

Capricorn August 2020 horoscope

Too many things are pulling you indifferent, and often, conflicting directions, Capricorn. The Universe wants you to stop and prioritise your life. Living in chaos is against what makes you – you. It’ll only exhaust you and leave you feeling unaccomplished. That is not a comfortable feeling to live with.

Life can get incredibly overwhelming at times – especially given that we’re living in perhaps the most chaotic time the world has ever seen. However, all you need to do is stop and take a deep cleansing breath – or five – and then realise what’s truly important and what demands your attention first. Not everything is worthy of your time and efforts. The things that are, will enable you to live with peace and love.

Aquarius August 2020 horoscope

The phrase, ‘strike when the iron is hot’ is one that applies to you, Aquarius, for this fortnight is ripe with opportunities to start anew, as well as, take charge of various aspects of your life. You’ve prepared well, and now is the time to utilise all that you’ve learned and forge your path ahead unabashedly.

This is a beautiful time for you to take charge and spring into action. Once you get the momentum going, it’s equally important to sustain it. A match is extinguished as quickly as it’s lighted – but a mighty log can burn through the night, and a pile of firewood lasts for days. Make sure you give importance to self-care and rejuvenation along with your ambitious.

Pisces August 2020 horoscope

This is the time for you, Pisces, to start turning your losses into opportunities. The key to do so is to understand where you went wrong in the past, and learn from said mistakes – after all, our mistakes are the stepping stones to our success. Repeating them, however, will only create more loss, thus preventing any scope for growth and abundance.

Remember to be gentle with yourself, for through positive reinforcement (especially form yourself), you can truly overcome even the mightiest of obstacles – surprising even your most staunch critic. A single positive thought is mightier than a million negative ones. Thus, why plant a garden of negativity, when one of positivity can blossom into a lush haven of earthly delights? Pay attention to your intuition – it’ll always protect you.

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