Take a peek at what August has in store with tarot-inspired horoscopes from Hollywood’s top tarot reader Angie Banicki alongside illustrations from Kate Stomber.

ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Influenced by the PAGE OF CUPS

Music: Oh, Sing – The Native Sibling, Homecoming – Josh Ritter, Rockets (feat. Moe Moks) – LION BABE, Moe Moks

Aries, everything feels brand new, and yet also so ancient this month. Let yourself surrender into the depths of familiar, old territory, while feeling the new energy of what is coming in for you. Your feelings are flowing through these extremes more freely than ever before and this is, consequently, changing your lifestyle. Let yourself speak freely of all the feelings coming up. These feelings and words are calling in your new way of being. Some days, you feel like you know it all and can see through to the rest of your life, and other days, you may feel as though life is one huge experiment, full of question marks and unknowns. This is the beauty for you. You can vacillate and connect both to your new life. And what a beautiful thing it is to live in surrender as you catch all these glimpses. Let yourself see them; watch them as if you’re on a long train ride and viewing the terrain outside, wondering what your destination will hold for you. Watch the trees, the nature, the city views, the interesting people coming in and out. Who will be with you at your stop? Who might join you for the next month and leave you with an important lesson? Can you hear the drums? Are you playing them? That drum beat feels like it offers a connection into your vision! Go journey there. The drum is one of the most ancient musical instruments—historically, animal skin was stretched over the wooden frame and the animal’s spirit was thought to return with the beating of its skin; this helped the ancients induce trance states for healing and prophecy.

Final Thought: “Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” – Emily Kimbrough

TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20)

Influenced by the TWO OF CUPS

Music: My Love Is Your Love – Whitney Houston, Nausicaa – Fakear, God Put a Smile upon Your Face (Live in Sydney) – Coldplay

Taurus, your heart is purifying this month. Hold your heart as if it is your newborn baby—soft, vulnerable, fragile and tender. Aching just to be loved and to understand love. A new soul held in the wisdom of your mind. You can feel it yearning to love again, love anew. Your mission is to hold it without fear. You cannot protect it from the pains of love; you can only hold it and promise to keep loving and carrying it through the trials and pains of what it means to learn love. You are ready for this next level of love. You are ready to love bigger than anything you’ve ever felt. I can feel my heart swelling as I write this. It’s scary and beautiful and BIG—overwhelming. GO. THERE. DO NOT PULL BACK. This love may manifest in soul twin partnership, in a child, or in a friend that feels like you have lifetimes between you. This kind of loving connectedness doesn’t need sexual expression; it is complete in itself. Through this love, you are discovering the spiritual essence of life and, ultimately, another level of your own true purpose. Your spirit animal this month is the sheep.

Final Thought: “I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

GEMINI (May 21- June 20)

Influenced by THE STAR

Music: Lucky – Tiana Major9, Rather Be You – Tom Gregory, Be Like That – feat. Swae Lee & Khalid – Kane Brown, Swae Lee, Khalid

Gemini, your life is changing, but somehow I get the feeling you still don’t know what exactly it’s supposed to look like. That’s exactly how it’s supposed to be for you—the one who always seems to know; you are meant to sit with some of this uncertainty. This is part of a greater healing for you. And it’s going to bring in the most wonderful, dynamic result—something you couldn’t even conjure with your mind. You don’t need to manipulate anything in or outside of yourself. Your role now is to just stay centered. No self-control, just connection to your real self. Can you handle that? This might mean noticing your flaws, but it also means you will finally see the beauty in those flaws, and how they actually might be part of your superpower. You are the butterfly emerging now. In the East, the butterfly is the model of spiritual evolution through serene contemplation—the psyche’s self-renewal. So, either let yourself cocoon a bit longer or come on out and explore these new wings. Either way, give yourself time to understand this new version of you. It’s warped with uncertainty. How will I fly? Where will I fly? What else do I need to shed? The possibilities are endless with your new wings.

Final Thought: “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting—a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

CANCER (June 21 – July 22)

Influenced by THE LOVERS

Music: The Numbers Game – Thievery Corporation, Tom’s Diner – Suzanne Vega, Give A Little – Mokita & GOLDHOUSE Remix – Maggie Rogers, Mokita, GOLDHOUSE

Stay faithful to the love within you. That is your work now. Focus on your love WITHIN you. Because love, partnership love, is around, but the only way for you to see it clearly and enter into this next phase is to focus on the LOVE WITHIN YOU. I know, I keep repeating it, but that’s how important it feels. No restrictions. Just allowing your love and life force to flow. This focus will allow you to feel seen. You will probably start feeling sparked by those around you. You will be rewarded for this love flowing through you. And without you knowing it, it will start seeping into everyone around you. And on top of all that, the love within you will be like a spark igniting that creative fire that seeks to light up the world. Get ready to shine brighter for us all.

Think about this section of Rilke’s poem: “…You run like a herd of luminous deer and I am dark, I am forest. You are a wheel at which I stand, whose dark spokes sometimes catch me up, revolve me nearer to the center…” You are the deer. Contemplate that.

Final Thought: “The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” – Richard Bach

LEO (July 23 – Aug 22)

Influenced by THE EMPRESS

Music: Desahogo (feat. Carla Morrison) – Nicky Jam, Carla Morrison, Meant to Stay Hid – SYML, It Starts Now – Blond:ish

Leo, you may not connect with this in the way I’m wording it, but your third eye is exploding this month. Your inner knowing is on fire. And there is nothing to be done with this information but to hold onto that deep, connected knowing inside you. You are powerful. You may notice you are seeing into others. You are understanding on a whole other level. So, just hold that for you. Keep trusting and knowing. This may manifest in the material world, where people are like, how did that even happen to you? How are you so lucky? Life wants to shower you with gifts now. And if the material isn’t providing that quite yet, again trust in that inner knowing that it’s about to. And you have NOTHING to worry about. Just open yourself to receive. Keep your heart, your hands and home open. Let it come to you. Welcome to the present. Go listen to IT STARTS NOW by Blond:ish. I could cry for you; this feels so expansive and beautiful for all of us. You are like the peacock peeking out into the universe without even knowing what’s on you; but when we look at you, we see that it’s all over your beautiful feathers.

Final Thought: “If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Influenced by PAGE OF SWORDS

Music: Walk In Jerusalem – Marc Cohn, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, The Name of Love – Mating Ritual, Wonderful – Burna Boy

Oh Virgo—this is a BIG release for you this month. You have created a hardship just out of your repetitive, hateful thought patterns. It’s time to release those doubts. This month is about a MASSIVE shift for you. All you need to do is keep noticing: Oh sh+t, it’s that mind loop again. I’m doing it, thinking over and over how horrible this is. I’m noticing. I’m noticing because I don’t want to dive deeper into this muck. NO. I won’t. I will go clear. Fresh air, exercise, whatever you can do to get this muck out, to get out of your head. GO DO THAT. This is going to be powerful, not just for your relationships but for your creative mind. We are freeing up more space for you to create and build. If you can journal this month, I’d really try and write every morning. Write out all the muck before it can even get triggered for you. Write a pretend note to your mom; explain to her the pains, thank her for the gifts and let it all go! The image for you this month is the apron. Can you spend some time connecting to the chef within? Go cook with your kids or for your partner or just to feed your soul.

Final Thought: “Live a balanced life—learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” – Robert Fulghum

LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

Influenced by the FOUR OF SWORDS

Music: Spirit Cold – Tall Heights, 22 (OVER S∞∞N) – Bon Iver, Father And Son – Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Time to drop out of the rat race, Libra. Doing nothing is your plan now. You are in a labyrinth. This could mean your mind is running wild trying to get out. Or that you are in the middle of a weaving and spinning of something quite extraordinary, and for now, let the creating happen. A transcendent pattern will eventually emerge. This could be mildly frustrating, or you could view it all as an experiment. What are you learning about yourself through this weaving confusion? This is a point where a measure of detachment is needed. It is not the time to make a change. Collect yourself inwardly and put no outward energy into the material world. Go have a tea ceremony. Call your family members. Do some decluttering. What can you get rid of? How can you create more open space for what is coming for you, Libra?! Clear out your mind and your home. Make room. Perhaps for a child? A new creation? A new exciting relationship? Take yourself away from the conflict and focus on the possibilities.

Final Thought: “Empty Pockets never held anyone back. Only empty hands and empty hearts can do that.” – Norman Vincent Peale

SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Influenced by the TWO OF AIR

Music: Only Time – Enya, Brazilian Soul (feat. Sofi Tukker) – The Knocks, Sofi Tukker, Side We Seldom Show – Emitt Rhodes

Scorpio, it’s all about loving the other now. And the main reason for this is because we want you to love yourself more. This isn’t about what is coming or isn’t coming. This is just about loving. Have you been loving yourself through this pandemic, or have you still been harder on yourself than everyone else? Can you just receive? Can you open that heart of yours? I need you to do some soul gazing this month. Can you take your partner out and force that stare down—the one where you get super vulnerable and stare into each other’s eyes? Ask questions. If not your partner then a friend, a lover, a child? Your new found inner harmony causes outer circumstances to find their own way of settling. And if you have had this struggle with financial matters, this is another point of just loving and trusting. Let others help you. Let yourself receive. See how it’s all one in the same? It isn’t about what is coming or what isn’t coming. Again this is all about you finding inner peace and love. So, go plan some elaborate, luxurious dates for you and yours. Or just you. If you are thinking about another baby or creating something, all the above applies—even more so!

Final Thought: “Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.” – Chinese Proverb

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 19)

Influenced by the FIVE OF WANDS

Music: Good Times Roll – Jimmie Allen, Nelly, Circle – Reprise – Phil France

The Aztecs believed the gold in transformation was found in filth. The meaning of gold is DIVINE EXCREMENT. I share this because there is a massive purification going on for you, Sag. There is something you are creating within you might be feeling like sh*t about. Or you just think where you’re at right now stinks. And I’m saying that this manure of yours is getting you ready to build something prolific. So, whatever stress has come along to make you question things or is giving you anxiety, just remember it’s all part of the game. Let it all go now. The things stressing you most likely have no validity in what is actually happening for you, which is happening sooner than you think. Can you take some time this month to go on an adventure? Plan a sexy roadtrip. Take the family camping! Make a vision board and then burn it. Let everything mean everything and then nothing. It’s all going to come full circle and make sense. If there’s something worth fighting for—do it! Follow what lights up your heart, and if it doesn’t feel right, give it no attention.

Final Thought: “Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.” – Miyamoto Musashi

CAPRICORN (Dec 20 – Jan 19)

Influenced by the TEN OF CUPS

Music: There Will Be Time – Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal, Teadrop – Exe, Grifoz Relajados – Mr. Yosie Locote

Capricorn, what a beautiful time of pure bliss. That is, if you can choose to accept your fate in the here and now. There is so much to be grateful for without needing the material success you are so known to power through in. There will be time for that. Now is the time of rest and choosing to love, be loved, be with family and to enjoy coloring with children, eating a meal with joyous friends and being a shoulder to lean on for another. You are coming back to yourself and what you know about yourself. You can trust in that old saying: all good things come to those who wait. August is about knowing the seeds have been planted, the work has been done, and you can just be for a while. Be generous in this state. Share your trust with the rest of us. No need to fight for more. Just own where you are at—you are perfect.

Final Thought: “Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” – Oscar Wilde

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Influenced by THE FOOL

Music: Breathing Underwater – Emeli Sandé, Home – Phillip Phillips, Switchblade – LP

You can feel it, Aquarius—your life is on the brink of something. It’s on the brink of BIG CHANGE. Now is the time to let go of all your control over this next phase—control you’ve convinced yourself you have. Let it go. Let go of needing to see how it looks. Let go of needing to direct it. Let go of what you thought it was. Let yourself open up to the magic of it all, and find a way to laugh at all of it, even the silliness of life. Why not be a little foolish this month? Simply enjoy everything that comes along. Discover that playful, creative element inside your heart. And remember, sometimes we need things to feel polarizing in order to find our true compass. So, when you feel yourself swinging in emotions, know this is a reminder of how close it all is.

Final Thought: “Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do.” – Pope John XXXIII

PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Influenced by THE HERMIT

Music: Fisher – Camel Power Club, Old Man – 2009 Remaster – Neil Young, Colourblind – Feelds

Pisces, you are finding a whole new level to your strength this month. Shake it all, baby. If you can allow your mental doors to open and step into the unknown with your whole heart, your outer life will flourish. You are being reminded how you affect others. Why would you want to be someone you do not know? You are so in your knowing, and it’s time to grow. So, listen to the quiet voice within and change your hat. Time to wear the one that feels more like you! Your identity is changing. And it feels good. You can trust yourself more. You don’t have to be the chameleon. You don’t have to act one way for someone else. You can just own the innermost treasures of your heart with faith. Everything I get for you this month is to just keep doing EXACTLY what you are already doing. You know your power in work now. You are owning another level of your heart and influence. And that’s all that really matters. So, let this all be a reminder to cast away any indecision.

Final Thought: “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey

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