Your Weekly Tarot Reading for August 7–13, 2022: Full Moon Blues

August 7, 2022

How are you feeling? If you find yourself struggling to focus, facing difficulties sleeping, or just feeling more sensitive than usual, it’s not just you! it’s just the potent energy of the phases of the moon affecting the collective! This week’s sturgeon supermoon (aptly named due to the plentiful abundance of this particular fish in the Great Lakes this time of year) shines brightly in the visionary, independent, humanitarian sign of Aquarius, highlighting our desires to shift the focus away from our individual needs in order to set intentions for the greater good of our communities.

This week’s intuitively pulled Tarot cards reflect this cosmic energy with creative revelations of permission to break all of the rules to enact radical change and comprehensive progress!! 

Aries: Ace of Cups Reversed

Refill your cup, Aries. You have been giving a lot of your energy to others lately, which has left you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and emotionally depleted. It’s time to pull back and focus on your self-care this week to improve your mood and feel more like your usual self.

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Taurus: Knight of Cups

Stop second-guessing yourself, Taurus. Your harsh inner critic has been in overdrive lately, leading you to feel self-conscious and rather pessimistic while disconnecting you from your heart’s true desires. You know exactly what you need to do this week, so ease up on the judgment and give yourself permission to just go for it.

Gemini: The Hierophant Reversed

Break the mold, Gemini. Trying to live up to other people’s expectations of what you “should” be doing is really dragging you down and affecting your well-being. Focus more on your own happiness and satisfaction by doing what feels right to you, even if your loved ones don’t understand your motivations at this time.

Cancer: Seven of Swords

Maneuver in silence, Cancer. Major moves are in the works, but it’s not time to reveal your plans just yet. This week provides a time to be strategic so hold your intentions close to your chest as you tighten loose ends and refine the details.

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Leo: Nine of Pentacles Reversed

Up your standards, Leo. There is nothing wrong with desiring excellence and upholding high-caliber expectations to be met by others around you. Just remember that no one is a mind reader, so be sure to clue others into what you are looking for to avoid unnecessary headaches and even hurt feelings.

Virgo: The Moon

Let your intuition lead the way, Virgo. If something doesn’t feel quite right, then it assuredly isn’t, yet at the same time, if a situation feels rock solid, then trust that insight as well. This moment doesn’t need to be rational or logical to make perfect sense.

Libra: Wheel of Fortune

Take the initiative, Libra! A burst of energy is coming through for you this week as you feel more motivated than ever to make several necessary changes in your life. Ride the wave of this momentum and take the plunge into the unknown! It will feel so satisfying to finally stop procrastinating.

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Scorpio: King of Swords Reversed

Feeling indecisive, Scorpio? Release the pressure you have put upon yourself to make a quick and fast commitment this week. Time is on your side, so you might as well use it! Sit with your options a little longer, and it will become crystal clear which way you should go next.

Sagittarius: King of Wands Reversed

Believe in yourself, Sagittarius. When you are on your own path of discovery, it can be difficult to release the confines of expectations and timelines, so this is your cosmic reminder that moving along at your own pace is totally ok. Don’t let yourself get caught up in the comparison game this week.

Capricorn: The Devil Reversed

Loosen your grip, Capricorn. Some circumstances really remind us of how little is within our control. This week’s energy brings you a major reminder to surrender to the situation you find yourself in and just go with the flow. Turn your lemons into lemonade and make the most of the hand you’ve been dealt.

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Aquarius: Eight of Pentacles Reversed

Shift your energy, Aquarius. This week’s to-do list is plentiful with tedious tasks, but that doesn’t mean everything must be overwhelmingly boring! Even when life feels a bit bland, you have the power to change your attitude about it. Inject a little more fun into the mundane by putting on your favorite playlist to make the time pass more quickly while you work through your tasks.

Pisces: Five of Swords Reversed

It’s time to move on, Pisces. Do you really need to be right here? Endlessly arguing your point is becoming exhausting, and to be honest, is it really worth your energy to die on this hill? It’s clear that you cannot get the other side to change their mind, so let bygones be bygones and agree to disagree.