Tarot Talk: Your Cards for August


Very often we know what we need to do, but just avoid doing it, because it’s painful or we fear the newness it would bring. Because, with the newness coming in, we have to give up the old. And that makes us very vulnerable. But the best thing would be to gather the courage to go ahead on our own steam, before life forces us to make the changes. Tarot helps and guides in such situations and makes the transitions smoother and easier by providing deep insights into the situations.

Contrary to the popular belief that Tarot is a form of magic or forecasting tool, Tarot Reader Sapna Shahri believes that Tarot is inherently a tool of accessing our own subconscious, wherein lie all the answers and guidance that we require in our life.

We are hence very happy, dear reader, to bring to you this column, Tarot Talk, every month beginning with August.

Interpretations for each sign have been done by drawing one card for it and reading it in conjunction with the card for the month.

Please note these readings provide only basic guidance:

Aries (March 20-April 19): Do not be surprised if unexpected events occur in your life. You will be called on to make important decisions. Take the situations head-on, because they will be responsible for you achieving your goals. Take advantage of the opportunities, even though they may be unexpected. You may have to move fast and quick, so be prepared!

Taurus (April 20-May 20): A very happy and loving time lined up for you. It’s a time to bury the past and let go of old pain, anger and resentment. Live with love and you will be happy. Also, while making any decisions, consider the emotional factor and be compassionate. The results will be very fulfilling.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): The focus is on financial aspirations. Build up your confidence and be strong and know that you have it in you to achieve your targets. Be gentle with yourself and also a bit of pampering is called for. You will receive good advice from a well- wisher.
 Cancer (June 20-July23): You will be involved in a competition of sorts, whether at work or family or maybe even a sporting event. The opposition is nowhere in comparison to your skills and you will come out with flying colors. But it is important to stay humble in your victory, always remember that.
Leo (July 23-August 22): HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEO. Be careful who you trust your important information, or, your heart with. There is a chance that you may be betrayed in some manner. It is generally the closest who hurt us the most, so be alert to what is going on around you.
Virgo (August 22-September 23): There is need to be bold and courageous about your life situation at this point in time. Even though you may not feel it, you have the fire and determination to go through with this and positively impact your life. Do not let minor setbacks dissuade you and when fear comes knocking, send it away!
Libra (September 23-October 22): You need to increase your focus on work. It’s not important to do a lot of things; rather it’s imperative that whatever it is you are doing, you do it perfectly, completely and with full concentration. Focus on quality rather than quantity.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21): The situation that you face currently is by no means an easy one. But like they say, the smartest kid gets the most difficult questions to answer. So know that you have the strength and ability to get out of the situation. Take it on as a challenge. Face any fears that might come up…do not run away from them.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): It’s time to bring a closure to some things in your life. Change is always difficult. But you have to let certain things go, for new things to come into your life. Focus on the future and only look ahead and let the past just go.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19): At times, when a situation no longer serves you or if you see no hope, it is better to bring an end to the situation or relationship, and look out for better beginnings in your life. Also, because you have been so stressed out about something, you are not able to give your best to bring about positive results. In this situation, give yourself a break and allow yourself to de-stress for a while.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18): There is something that you are unaware of and due to this you lack clarity on what exactly is happening. In the process, you are thinking the worst, which need not necessarily be true. Find out the facts before you make decisions. Do not allow negativity to block you from being pro-active and open.
Pisces (February 19-March 20): The times are changing for you, and you can feel it too. You need to do whatever it takes to make the most of this and convert it to your benefit. When good times come we need to actively make the best of them and when times are tough, we have to realize that it is just a phase and we need to keep putting our best foot forward.