For the week of Sunday, August 18th to Saturday, August 24th
This week, we are ruled by the King of Swords: a mature, assertive, and authoritative man. This represents professional aspects in your life - perhaps relating to legal or business. Be on the look out for a positive influence in your life... there are people around you who want to help!
Together, the Six of Pentacles and Three of Swords represents sharing your loss, pain, or suffering. A fresh beginning can come from generosity and kindness. This does not mean you should burden others with your problems. Instead, do something kind first - and in return, that person can help you get over your struggles.
The Devil and Ace of Swords is a very interesting combination. It means a victory over anger, jealousy, resentment, self-delusion or selfishness. The path to achievement requires overcoming these negative elements. If you want a victory this week, you need to be kind, and get over any anger or resentment you are facing. If there is a selfish or negative person in your life, break away from them.
When you see the Six of Wands and the Chariot together, it means the completion of a journey. It can be the safe return from travels, or on a deeper level - overcoming a personal struggle. It's a good time to finish something you started! Work hard, and you will bring a personal journey to a successful end.
The Queen of Cups and World combination means a virtuous and wise reward. Maturity and intuition lead to satisfaction and certainty. Be wise, good, and mature if you want to succeed. It takes great strength to rise above conflict and strife - but those who do will win.
The Tower and the Magician warn us about a dramatic change relating to your skills and profession, confidence, or communication. Change is coming - but hard work and communication can avoid the loss and ruin. Change happens in life, and these events are often outside of our control. But one thing you can control is how you deal with the unexpected - so focus on that... and overcome your obstacles in a positive way.
Together, the Three of Wands and Three of Pentacles tell us that long term success is created through teamwork. This combination is a strong signal that it takes group effort to achieve one's goals. Be on the lookout for the opportunity to contribute to a team. You goals will only be achieved by working together with outer people.
The combination of the Five of Wands and The Lovers signals disagreement and conflict in your relationships. It could be a lover, friend, or colleague - but anxiety and conflict is present. Being aware of conflict can help you avoid it! Sometimes its best to let your ego take a hit and do whatever it takes to resolve the struggles you will face... especially with the Love card in this pair. Your conflicts will be resolved with kindness on your part.
The Star and Ten of Swords warns us of an unexpected end to what is currently a time of calm and serenity. This may appear to be a scary combination, but every end is followed by new hope and a new beginning. Prepare yourself for some failure... but don't worry - it's nothing to be scared of. If you face your obstacles head on - you can return to a state of opportunity and calmness.
The combination of the Two of Cups and Two of Wands is about achievements from a committed friendship or relationship. Opportunities are endless when two people work together. If you are in a relationship, do soothing exiting! If not, reach out to a good friend. You have a wonderful opportunity to grow and experience the world, but this journey must be taken with someone else.
The Eight and Six of Cups tells us that we need to move on from something in our past to reach reconciliation. Personal growth can only be achieved by moving on. If there is something in your past that is holding you back, get over it. Do not dwell on things you have no control over. Focus on moving on - you have to live in the now or else you will miss out on opportunities that are right in front of you.
The combination of the Eight of Swords and the Empress reminds us that we can be blind to the wonderful opportunities around us. It can sometimes take a mother figure or good friend to open our eyes to the fulfillment without our grasp. It is so easy to get trapped in a cycle of hopelessness and frustrations, but if you open your eyes to the opportunities around you - you can find the fulfillment you seek!