August: The Month According to Tarot

Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim
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August is a month of abundance and manifestation. Be prepared to receive this month and reap rewards as never before. We stand poised on the brink of great success, tremendous satisfaction, and the ability to connect deeply with ourselves—our own truth and our hearts—more powerfully than ever. Get ready to uplevel and to welcome in deep gratitude and prosperity. This month, we can rewrite our belief systems to serve our greatest and highest good. Are you ready to receive?

Q1: Overall energies for the month of August: The Hierophant

Traditionally a religious figurehead, The Hierophant stands for religious belief and the doctrines underpinning our beliefs. This card may be a call to action, asking us to examine any beliefs that do not ring true or resonate at a heart level. Many of us may carry energies, beliefs, and indoctrination from past lives, and these may still impact our lives and our beliefs on a certain level, whether we are aware of it or not. It may benefit us to clear and release ties, energies, pacts, contracts, promises, and commitments from past lives, as these may be lingering unseen, still affecting us.

This card can also encourage us to examine what we truly believe and the indoctrination we were raised with, and to release any hindering or non-resonant beliefs and all energies associated with them. We are ready to make our own path, supported in the ways we know to be true and resonant for us and our present realities. Timelines are shifting, many from past lives, that are taking with them man-made religious distortions. These are crumbling, ready to fall away as we walk a path of truth and light, called to our oneness in the awareness of the divinity at the heart of all.

Q2: Week 1 energies: The Chariot

The Chariot’s fast-moving energy takes us full speed ahead as we hurtle into the fiery, powerful energies of manifestation contained in August. This is a chariot illuminated by The Sun, and it rockets forward, flames trailing in its wake. This is manifestation and empowerment the likes of which we’ve never seen before. We rush headlong into who we were meant to be, expanding at the speed of light. We hold magic in our hands and in our hearts.

Our expansion combines with the knowledge of our oneness as we align with the truth of who we are and become the divine magicians and creators we came here to be. We are infinite, eternal, magnificent. We are magical. New paths open before us as we walk, as we move forward grounded in the certainty of the beliefs and desires that propel us onward.

Q3: Week 2 energies: The Sun

The Sun illuminates all it touches, everything in our reality. Light codes are coming in strong this month, elevating us and giving us the opportunity to uplevel as never before. We have the power and ability to reach long-held dreams and goals now—those long-awaited moments are now. Every moment is now. Centered in every instance of our present reality, aligned with the truth of who we are and connected with our own divinity, we can reach zero-point manifestation; from there, the sky is the limit. All the glory we have wished for is possible now. Connect to the divine within, the sacred immaculate heart.

Solaris, our sun, works with the energies of Sirius to bring us to the portal of manifestation and receive divine upgrades from cosmic light. We may be gaining greater awareness of our celestial nature and perspective on our own realities as we zoom out, noticing ourselves as a tiny speck somewhere with the vast starry blanket of all that is. We hold the vastness of eternity and the power of the universe within our own hearts. This power is a game changer, as it empowers us and reminds us of our own magnificence. When we realize this, all untruths fall away as though they were nothing, and we stand in our sovereignty and truth, each of us a bright light, luminous in the infinite universe.

Q4: Week 3 energies: Knight of Cups

This is an offer of the heart. Some movement or travel is indicated now, something making its way steadily into our experience. We can expect pleasant changes and opportunities for levity and fun. An uplifting energy is indicated now. This month favors career changes, seeking new employment and business expansion, and this week, it is especially favorable. Applications, financial transactions, and paperwork promise to yield success.

This week, we are supported with journeys into the heart. Romance and flirtatiousness could make their way into our experience; there is the chance now for lighthearted enjoyment. We can go with the flow, ensuring our beliefs support our desires. Now is a good time to rewrite belief systems to ensure future prosperity, success, and happiness.

Q5: Week 4 energies: King of Wands

The King of Wands is fortunate, foretelling of success and favorable outcomes. Whatever we have been desiring, this card says we will be successful. New employment, raises, great opportunities, and good fortune of all kinds is indicated now. We will be victorious and receive the recognition and results we have been hoping for. Manifestations are coming in hot this week! Our focus and intentions are supported by our beliefs and the energies at hand now give everything a powerful, positive boost.

The King of Wands can also indicate that we are coming into our own power. Confidence, rootedness in our own sovereignty, and success are our new modus operandi. This king is a reminder that we hold the keys to our dreams, wishes, and hopes within. Our will gets a boost this week and we are on fire with new ideas and manifestations. This is a positive forward momentum that fulfills the truth that, to quote Abraham-Hicks, the better it gets, the better it gets. We hurtle onward into greater success and positivity.

Q6: Guidance for the month of August: Queen of Cups

The Queen of Cups guides us to be seekers of truth and to look for that truth within. This queen is the master of her own heart. She rules her own emotional realm, and knows her emotional landscape so well she could draw a map of it. This month, she encourages making a daily practice of looking within and tending to our own emotions and needs—of making self-care a part of our daily ritual. We are guided to nurture and nourish our hearts and our emotional needs this week, to take time for ourselves in the fast-moving energy that is present throughout the month.

Engaging in creative practices can be deeply rewarding and provide a platform for deep healing and soul nurturing. We can process and clear so much by getting into the flow state, whether that’s via acting, writing, singing, painting, drawing, creating new concoctions, or dreaming up ideas. Tapping into our creativity can be richly satisfying. Engaging in a daily visualization practice throughout the month of August and beyond can yield tremendous rewards. We are getting to know ourselves on deeper and deeper levels, connecting to our emotions and our truth as never before.

Daily Reading: February 5, 2021

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As the fifth day of the second month, today may bring positive change, ushering it forth with certainty, stability, and sureness that may be swift or catch us by surprise in the strength of its arrival. Good news is indicated today overall. Today may bring expansion and fulfillment. Now through the next few weeks, we are guided to be aware of our thoughts, words, and actions more so than usual; a keen awareness of our environment and our internal landscape will serve us well during this Mercury retrograde period. We best honor ourselves when we believe in our own potential and capabilities. Keeping our expectations positive will go far. We are reminded that we receive what we believe and that others often deliver to us what we expect of them.

All of the numbers in today’s date add up to twelve, and three. New manifestations are being borne out of partnerships and collaborations. We may find ourselves aware of our own potential, and also of the need to reclaim our power and sovereignty in certain areas of life. Personal freedom is in focus now. Staying aligned with our purpose and goals and reminding ourselves of our achievements and personal growth may be helpful. We are capable of great things, and every moment holds the potential to begin something magnificent. Allowing ourselves to fully experience joy will help us to grow and also heals the heart. This weekend, consider doing something nice for yourself and for someone else. We are guided now to fill our own cups so we can show up in the best way for ourselves and others. 

Mantra: I welcome positivity, growth, freedom, and positive change. I stand strong in my sovereignty and integrity. 

Daily Reading: February 2, 2021

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As the second day of the second month, partnerships, collaborations, and cooperation are in focus. Our dealings with others today and throughout the week may have a great impact, and it could be of critical importance how we choose to respond in any given situation. We are guided to facilitate harmony at all times, and to always look toward positive solutions and amicable resolutions. Something of great magnitude may be fostered through positive communication; pivotal collaborations could be born this week that mark a significant point of change, a fulcrum upon which something pivots, a path-opener. 

All of the numbers in today’s date add up to nine, which can be a number of expansion as much as it is about strength, integrity, and endings. We may be already aware of what is not serving us or may simply have a knowing that there is something better awaiting us. Setting intentions now for desired improvements plants a seed that has the potential to sprout at a later time. We are creating our reality in every moment through our desires, thoughts, and beliefs, and we have the power to shift our reality at any time. Anything that we have given sufficient attention to that has built up the requisite momentum can be borne into our lives. Focusing on growth today is beneficial, as is considering the areas of our lives we want to strengthen. The right people, opportunities, and circumstances have a way of showing up in divine right timing.

Mantra: I facilitate harmony and cooperation in my dealings with others. I invite unconditional love into all of my communications for the highest possible outcome. 

Daily Reading: January 29, 2021

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As the twenty-ninth day of the first month, today may see us passing through into new beginnings, healing, upleveling, gaining new awareness, wisdom, and understanding, and moving forward in significant ways toward new beginnings and into increasing levels of light. As we are exiting old situations, we are guided to leave them behind and not look back. There is a time of integrating lessons and new knowledge, and when we flow and allow ourselves to integrate what we have learned and acknowledge how we have grown, we can close those chapters of our lives and move forward with confidence and grace. The path of least resistance presents itself as the universe lines up our next steps; we are guided to flow rather than resisting. There are often multiple paths to the same destination. Taking the path of least resistance allows us to flow gently into what comes next. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us seventeen and eight. Seventeen underscores the aspects of the path of awakening and asks us to focus within to gain perspective on our spiritual journey. Through journaling, meditation, getting into the flow state, quiet contemplation, and other methods, we can receive the messages spirit has for us and access our higher knowledge, as well as any guidance that may be available for us at this time. We may be experiencing higher levels of awareness that are part of our awakening journey and healing path. As we progress and grow, we are guided to stand strong in our integrity and move forward in the new knowledge we have gained so that we can more strongly integrate it into our lives and continue ascending. When we are ready, we will be able to reach the next step. The spiritual path is like a continuous staircase, one which we are always climbing one step at a time. Each step represents progress on our path, new levels of growth, and greater heights of awareness and understanding. We are guided to be patient with ourselves in our progress and to honor how far we have come, even as we ascend in our journey one step at a time.

Mantra: I honor my progress and welcome new understandings and awareness that will help me to reach greater heights. I seek to elevate in every way and to always walk in integrity.

Daily Reading: January 27, 2021

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As the twenty-seventh day of the first month, today may bring good news. Something may be waiting in the wings for you to be ready to receive it. We can receive by opening our hearts and releasing resistance and blocks as we welcome the good. Today, we may also be seeing conclusions as what has served its purpose in our lives begins to wrap up. It may not be time to usher it out just yet, and we are guided to clear up any remaining debris and tie up any loose ends now to encourage its departure. Today highlights our spiritual gifts and abilities, as well as our innate talents. We may be on a discovery path. Healers and lightworkers are continuing to awaken in increasing numbers. Each in their own due time, and when they are ready, as they are ready to serve, will open their hearts to humanity and give to the world as they are guided. Some of us may be awakening now to new truths, clarity, and insights. As these may be subtle, we are guided to pay close attention and to become aware of our own thoughts and the meaning and connections they may have beyond the surface level.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fifteen and six. Tenacity, choices, expansion, and commitment to the path are all in focus today. We may be embarking now on a new path, whether we sense it or it is readily apparent. We may sense the energies changing and shifting; knowing and trusting that this is happening to support our growth and expansion eases the way with harmony and grace. There are times to seek balance and times to seek expansion; our intuition will guide us if we are attuned to it. We can navigate the waters of life with ease, even if they become choppy and things are unsettled. When we flow, we can ride the waves rather than fighting against the current, which would only exhaust us and pull us down, slowing our progress. We are being asked to release fear and to trust in the infinite love of Source and the unconditional love of the universe. When we truly believe we live in a loving universe, everything in our experience matches that belief. When we believe otherwise, we receive evidence of that. Now is a beneficial time to look to the stars and consider what wisdom they have to offer us. Stargazing can have a positive effect on us energetically and can bring to our awareness knowledge and wisdom that we already hold within us. 

Mantra: I honor the divine within and open my heart to the knowledge and wisdom that will help me to advance on my path. 

Daily Reading: January 26, 2021

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As the twenty-sixth day of the first month, today carries energies and aspects of partnerships, co-creation, harmony, and abundance. Through our harmonious relations with others, we create stability, which in turn provides us with a solid platform from which to build, reach higher, grow, and set our sights on loftier goals. We are strongly encouraged now to dream bigger, aim higher, and look to elevate ourselves more than ever before. What is the best version of yourself you have envisioned? Now go beyond that, above that, and see your best you, and then reach even higher for your even better you. We are always growing, always changing, always learning and we can always thrive, more and more continually. We are asked to release the mindset that if something is good, the other shoe will eventually drop. It doesn’t have to be that way. As creators of our own realities, we can create the life we want. If we set the intention that things will always get better for us, and nurture that with a repeated daily mantra, we can reinforce this as a habit which then becomes a belief. Mantras can be repeated in the mind throughout the day and can help us to establish new, positive thought patterns and beliefs. We can rewrite our thinking in this way, through consistency and focus. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fourteen and five. These numbers indicate the strengthening of foundations in our lives and the manifestation of new opportunities and creations stemming from this more stable platform, which may be energetic or could have to do with our relationships (with ourselves, others, the divine), our perspective, our beliefs, our vibration, our goals, our spiritual gifts, and just about anything else in our awareness. Change is indicated that is either positive on its face or that brings about a release of what was not serving us in order to make room for what is better, stronger, and more aligned. We may be experiencing expansion, either in our manifested reality or spiritually and energetically, and we may be aware of this or not to varying degrees. There is an indication today of subtlety and we are guided to tune into our intuition without preconceived ideas, but simply tuning in and allowing what is available to us to flow into our perception and awareness. The subtleties may be developments behind the scenes and it could benefit us to notice and become aware of them as they are taking shape and solidifying so we can make adjustments and set new intentions where necessary. Tools like tarot and oracle cards can be helpful now in guiding us to new understandings and helping us to better understand what may be hidden or just out of view, as well as anything it would benefit us to prepare for. We are asked to release fear, as it is just an illusion and we attract whatever we focus on.

Mantra: My life is always improving in every way. Everything is always getting better for me. Everything is always working in my favor. I am blessed, I am protected, I am divinely guided.

Daily Reading: January 23, 2021

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As the twenty-third day of the first month, today carries energies of change and manifestations coming about through partnerships. We may be becoming aware of opportunities and possibilities for our future that were previously outside of our awareness or that were just beneath the surface. As new possibilities and directions for the path ahead become unveiled, we are beginning to consider our future in ways we may not have seen before. Manifestations are imminent as we continue making strides toward our goals and intentions, and as we allow them to flow to us. Twenty-three also indicates progress and forward movement, and today we may see pieces falling into place that advance us or our goals and aspirations.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eleven, and two. Eleven is a gateway number that brings powerful energies of upleveling, expansion, and increases in our awareness. It can also find us passing into new experiences and cycles, upleveling, and advancing. Keeping our thoughts, beliefs, expectations, and overall outlook positive is highly important now, as this helps to ensure we keep moving in the right direction. Today and in the near future, we may see advancements and significant progress in things that matter to us. We may be meeting new people and forging new partnerships that help to support, strengthen, and fortify us, and that remind us of our value. Gifts and abilities are in focus now; we may be discovering new gifts or aspects of currently active abilities that bring new facets to our awareness and that help us to advance. As we progress, we are guided to lift up others and help them to advance as well. 

Mantra: I welcome insights, opportunities, and positive, supportive partnerships. I welcome growth, joy, and abundance. 

Daily Reading: January 18, 2021

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As the eighteenth day of the first month, today brings energies of manifesting financial abundance and new opportunities that can lead to increased prosperity. The new developments coming about now are helping to usher out the old and anything that is not working for us. Allowing yourself to tune into positive expectation, excitement, interest, and hope can encourage new ideas that can lead to improved manifested states. We are guided, as always, to stay positive in our thinking.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fifteen and six. We can expect to see energetic improvements through change and expansion. We may also have the growing sense that positive changes are just on the horizon and are encouraged to lean into those feelings, as they are evidence of things unseen coming into being. We may be growing in our awareness and experiencing further spiritual growth, development, and expansion, especially if we are putting in the work. This can be through reading, meditation, and anything we are doing to nurture and develop our spirituality. We are asked to continue using discernment when tuning into any information, as there many different sources of information that are of higher and lower frequencies, and that are more or less aligned to the truth. Developing a keen sense of intuition takes time, patience, and practice, but is well worth the effort it takes to strengthen it. We are divinely supported in our intentions to improve on all levels. 

Mantra: I welcome abundance and new opportunities that are aligned with my highest good. It is easy for me to focus on the positive. 

Daily Reading: January 17, 2021

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As the seventeenth day of the first month, today carries aspects of manifesting good fortune and expanding in our spiritual gifts and abilities. We may receive lightning flashes of clarity and divinely inspired ideas, and may become aware of new opportunities. Tuning into the heart and noticing what feels right and in alignment is a way of tapping into our truest navigation. Today may find us considering how we might like to grow and expand, how we can better tune into our spiritual gifts and abilities, and how we can nurture our natural gifts and talents (such as painting, writing, music, etc.) and make them a bigger part of our lives. Meditation is key, as it allows us to receive messages from the divine and strengthens our energy. Before entering into meditation, we can ask our allies in the light to be present for us, to protect us, and to keep watch around us.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fourteen, and five. Five brings change, growth, and expansion, and, along with the seventeen/eight indicated today, especially highlights spiritual growth and expansion. Fourteen is a number of stability and strengthening in our foundations, as well as manifesting new opportunities that can bring us growth and stability. Fourteen also carries aspects of justice and integrity. Right action is always rewarded, as nothing we say, do, think, or feel goes unseen. We are reminded that we are all part of the fabric of the universe, integral threads that connect to everything. We are divinely loved and supported and are guided to seek higher wisdom and knowledge at all times. Just as we have nonphysical allies, we have physical allies as well that can support us energetically and in our spiritual growth. Among these are crystals, music, and, especially highlighted today, aromatherapy. 

Mantra: I tune into my heart and receive divine messages, guidance, and wisdom. I welcome and receive the opportunities, ideas, and information that will help elevate me.

Daily Reading: January 12, 2021

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As the twelfth day of the first month, today carries a cyclic aspect. Twelve being related to cycles and also manifestations, new beginnings, and opportunities through partnerships, we are embarking on a new phase that leverages our connections to yield fruitful abundance and pave the way for a new path ahead. The repeated ones and twos in today’s date strengthen the energies of co-creation, both with our partners and allies on the physical plane and with those in the nonphysical who are assisting and supporting us on our journey. Twelve shows us growing and expanding as never before, reaching higher levels of consciousness as we continually reach for improvements in all areas. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us nine, a number that guides us to our own light. We are growing, expanding, upleveling, and achieving greater and higher ways of being, thinking, and doing, as we are growing in our ability to rise up above the constructs of this manifested earthly realm to see beyond the physical and beyond what is readily apparent. We are growing in awareness and in our ability to discern truth from fiction. As we elevate, we are sharing our knowledge with others in authentic ways. We are connecting more strongly to the truth of who we are and discovering our true nature as beings of light. Many of us are here at this time to assist in the awakening of the planet, and as we navigate the dark spaces, we are asked to hold strong and steady in our light, remembering that the light is infinitely more powerful than the darkness, as it is generative, it is growth and truth, it is reality and is stable. It does not destroy but generates, creates, produces. We are asked to remember this and that our true strength comes from within, from our divine light, when we need encouragement. Some of us are asked to be the light, and that may mean shining it into dark places. Staying strong and true to ourselves and holding steady to our truth is indicated now. We are asked to share the knowledge we discover through our own healing journey, as it may help others who are on similar paths, are trying to find their way, or are beginning to awaken.

Mantra: I call upon the Source within to expand within me. I call upon my inner strength and the divine wisdom within to guide me in all that I do.