Welcome to this month’s general card reading. I hope that it will resonate with those of you who read it and you will find it helpful.
Cards duplicated in the last 6 months:
July and August – 3 of Wands
June and August – 8 of Cups
June and August – Queen of Pentacles
April, May and August – The Moon
April and August – 10 of Swords
March, July and August – 2 of Pentacles
As you can see, there is a lot of energy from the past 6 months showing up this month. To encapsulate it, we will want to get out into the world but need to let go of certain things, in order to do so. We will need to remain grounded and keep our homes in order because there is a lot of illusion and uncertainty flying around. The important thing is to trust the Universe to support us and lead us to new projects for the future.
As we start off this month we will feel fired up and wanting to get out there and grab the world by the throat. We won’t want to just sit and wait for things to arrive at our doorsteps.
The first part
of August is about keeping things grounded on the home front. There could be difficult times on a domestic level – shortage of money, or not getting along with our nearest and dearest. We might have to be a listening ear for some and dispense advice to others. Importantly, watch the finances and make an effort not to spend on unnecessary items
because things could break down and we will need the money for that.
In the middle part of the month we could be tempted to start a course of study, or to change jobs. This could also be the reason to keep some money available. There
will be a need to plan for the future – where do we want to be in 3 months, 6 months and beyond. It would be a good idea to put a plan down on paper which will be a guide. Plans can always be adjusted if need be, but without them there can be the tendency to drift and get nothing done. This is especially pertinent this month because the Moon has also turned up and
its effect is often that we don’t know if we’re on our head or our heels!
Towards the end of August we have the Moon, with all the illusions, confusion, disinformation and propaganda that it can bring in its wake. In this particular spread it doesn’t serve to follow the ‘go with
the flow’ interpretation. This time we need to make an active decision to have a plan and fight the tendency to procrastinate. It is also a time to actively decide what people and situations are no longer enhancing our lives, but rather draining our energy and cut ourselves loose – even if it means starting again from scratch.
As we come to the end of the month we could well feel as though we’ve been through a few rounds with Mike Tyson, but we won’t be deserted. The Universe / God / Creation will swoop in and help when we have got to the end of our tether and can take no more. Help will come from some direction or another –
we just need to ask.
Our luck throughout the month is to spend our time and energy on the things and people that we love. Passion is the name of the game – if we don’t have passion for something or someone, then move on until we discover it.
This month looks to be a bit unsettling and our job is to remain grounded and away from the chaos which will inevitably be swirling around us. We need to make a conscious effort to stay on track - procrastination is not our friend at this current moment in time. Be conscientious about where our time is spent and what information we absorb – don’t accept anything at face value. The energy of manipulation is being cranked up all the time and we need to constantly check in with our intuition and inner voice so as to allow it to guide us in the right direction.
Wishing you a peaceful August as a result of your efforts – following your heart is the key.
Sue Ellam has been a tarot card reader for 27 years. She participated in festivals around the world for 14 years, but is now based in London, UK. She does readings via Zoom and phone. If you would be interested in finding out more about having a reading from Sue, then please check out her website www.mystic-matters.co.uk.