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 last 6 months:
July and August - 3 of Swords
June and August – King of Cups
April, May and August - Death
April and August - The Sun
The 3 of Swords energy which has carried over from last month indicates that there is some ongoing conflict which hasn't yet been resolved. The counsellor and healer card has appeared, so this will give added strength to the resolution of conflicts. New opportunities of leaving the past behind, which were last seen in Spring, are also
coming to the fore again and there will also be an added confidence and optimism in the air.
As we start off this month it would be advisable, if possible, to talk to the people involved in the ongoing conflict and try to find a solution. Sometimes, just being able to express how they feel, and know that they are being listened to, is all that is needed. It
is worth trying this approach as if this situation is allowed to fester it could end up in broken friendships.
The first part of August we need to apply ourselves to some hard graft and keep improving ourselves and our projects. There will be a tendency to try to hang on to things - either
material, mental or emotional - but this will only block us from progressing. The past is leaving us and it inadvisable to try and live there, because we will find that we are also being left behind. We need to live in the present moment and be open to the changes that are coming and not rely on what we believe gives us status or importance. That is just the ego talking and it won't serve us well in the times to come.
In the middle part of the month we will find we are increasingly put in the position of helping and supporting others. If we are already counsellors and healers then we will be called to help others find their way to learning how to heal themselves. The World card has shown up for the first time and it indicates that it's the end of an era, we have learned our lessons and it's now time to move forward and apply
all that we've learned. The time of being responsible for healing others is fading as everyone now has to take responsibility for healing themselves. All that any of us can do is to support them in doing so and teach them how it's done. We need to concentrate on healing the parts of ourselves that aren't of the highest vibration. Often, concentrating on the healing of others means that we are distracted from the important job of healing
Towards the end of August we have the opportunity of a new way of life if we can let go of the old. This month is a real transition from the old ways to the new ways and this is why it is so important to let go and surrender the past and be open to embracing the future. If we haven't done the necessary work in this regard, we will find that various
uncomfortable and unresolved situations will rise up and bite us, just as we think we are free and clear to move forward. That's why it's better to deal with conflicts earlier in the month, so that we aren't getting in our own way towards the month end.
As we come to the end of the month we will know exactly where we are going and there will be much more positive energy and
optimism around. If we have been proactive in tying up loose ends, we will find that we are in a happy place moving forward.
Our luck throughout the month revolves around love - loving ourselves and others. Appreciating ourselves and knowing that we are perfect just the way we are and not falling into the common habit of berating ourselves for our imperfections is very
important. None of us are perfect, but acceptance of where we are today gives us strength to work on an 'improved us' for tomorrow. Feeling negative about ourselves only makes us weak and frequently self-pitying - very little good or positive comes from that frame of mind. Instead, we could focus on finding people we love being around and activities that we love doing, which will give us less time to think about ourselves.
Wishing everyone a productive August packed full of healing and self-knowledge in preparation for the new era.