Your Weekly Tarotoscope for August 14 – 20, 2023

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Your week can never be drab or too predictable when it contains a New Moon.

This week’s New Moon in Leo takes place on the 16th, especially helping creatives branch out to envision new artistic heights. We may overall be feeling more expressive and ambitious.

As we’re still undergoing a Venus retrograde, this powerful moon event can be a light that uplifts and encourages us to consider new opportunities and fresh starts (even where it may be uncomfortable or require major changes).

For some of us, this week may be the boost we’ve needed. Using the power of the Tarot, let’s see what it’s likely to bring for you.

Your Sign’s Weekly Tarotscope for August 14 – 20, 2023


Queen of Swords (Reversed)

Aries is working through any fog that has settled in their mind.

With the Queen of Swords reversed you may be prone to overthinking your expertise this week. It can be easy to trip up over your own thoughts and words.

“Did I do that right?” or “Can I actually do this?” are questions that you may face frequently. With your own capabilities under a microscope, that typical Aries confidence is waning right now.

Know that right now is prime time for honest reflection, which also means not leaning too hard into unhealthy, excessive self-critique.


The World (Reversed)

Taurus may feel like something is just “off” this week.

You’re not as close to the end of the road as you thought you would be. With The World reversed, everything that seems like it would be fulfilling… suddenly also seems so far.

Are you sure that you’re far away from what you seek, or do you need to rethink what “success” really means? Or maybe it’s time to remember that you are worthy of what you seek.

Either way, something’s gotta give. It’s time to recalibrate and reflect, Taurus.


6 of Swords

Gemini is moving on to bigger and better things.

But… the “bigger and better” has really yet to be foreseen. Actually, the 6 of Swords only really confirms that it’s time for change and movement, which means leaving behind the old and maybe accepting some gaps and limbo periods in lieu of that.

In other words, you may not yet know what “bigger and better” plans are awaiting you, but that feeling of progress should be there nonetheless.


6 of Pentacles (Reversed)

Cancer needs to re-evaluate what they’re willing to give away right now.

Although you are known for your generous, compassionate, and empathetic nature, the 6 of Pentacles reversed suggests that right now, you’re currently prone to biting off more than you can chew in that area.

Donating your time, effort, and resources to others is a noble act. But you also need to make sure that you have plenty left over for yourself too. 

Otherwise, the cycle of giving is no longer really a cycle but just one straight line.


3 of Cups

Leo, this week is the week to ring up your friends and loved ones.

With the 3 of Cups at your side, we have it on good authority that quality heart-to-hearts, compassionate exchanges, and good times all around are on the table for you.

For some Leos, the flair of the week may be more emotional and heartfelt. For others, the emphasis on heart-centered energy will be light and breezy, uplifting everyone’s spirits.

No matter what, it’s a good time to see which of your loved ones could use a friend.


The High Priestess (Reversed)

Contrary to popular belief, Virgo is not all cold logic and riddles.

In fact, Virgos can be quite intuitive. But this week, the High Priestess reversed suggests that you may be suppressing what you intuitively know to be true.

Are you sure that you’re misreading the signs or overthinking? Or are you just not listening to the authentic voice within yourself that is asking you to take a leap of faith?

It’s time to hear out the realm of the unconscious, intuitive, and spiritual.


3 of Pentacles

Libra will benefit most this week through collaborative efforts.

Work environments, educational settings, and picking up new hobbies and skills all generally thrive under the productive vibe of the 3 of Pentacles

Whether you’re playing the role of student or teacher (or maybe sometimes even juggling both!), this week is all about learning, communicating, and being a team player.

Now is a fortuitous time to hear out the ideas of others and even be receptive to a little constructive criticism.


Ace of Swords

Scorpio, your mind is firing on all cylinders right now.

The Ace of Swords brings forth clarity, positive expression, and powerful epiphanies all as strong possibilities. Your mind is ready to problem-solve, ask important questions, and come up with new ideas.

This is also a great card for communication — have those important conversations, say what’s on your mind, or maybe just jot down some notes of what you’re thinking.

Although this is a beautiful energy to have at your disposal, it’s ultimately up to you to seize it.


Queen of Wands

Sagittarius is finally feeling themselves again, ready to take on the world.

The Queen of Wands embodies plenty of your go-getter, independent spirit. This card spotlights your entrepreneurial tendencies, encouraging you to go after something this week if you really want it.

Inspiration and a thirst for adventure are running high right now for you, so it’s also a good time for embarking on something new and a little spontaneous if you’ve had that itch as well.

The world is ripe for the taking — which parts will you venture to first?


7 of Cups (Reversed)

We have a very simple message for Capricorn this week.

It does not matter what you choose, so long as you do choose. With the 7 of Cups reversed, you don’t want to get caught up in second-guessing, prolonged decision-making, or overthinking your options.

It’s very likely that this week may come with its fair share of daydreaming sessions, imaginative thought experiments, and strange dreams, but you must cut through the clouds in order to stay rooted in reality.

To others, you’re known for your grounded presence, but this week you have to be that grounded presence for yourself.


Knight of Cups (Reversed)

Caught up in your feelings, Aquarius?

The Knight of Cups reversed indicates that you may have a lot within your heart that yearns to be expressed and realized, but there are not many outlets for that just yet in the real world.

Whether it’s a penchant for romance or a desire for creative self-expression, you’re seeking opportunities that will house the deep feelings you know you’re capable of sharing with the world.

But right now, the cards call for patience — no abrupt actions or random changes will fix this uncomfortable lull. Time will pass, and eventually, the right people and opportunities will cross your path.


Death (Reversed)

Pisces is reckoning with the beast that is change.

And it’s not always pretty, either. The Death card, especially reversed, can be deeply uncomfortable. Every previous source of comfort, every old way of identifying, and every lens through which you once saw yourself can fall away in a blink of an eye with no rhyme or reason.

As you shed old skin, it’s normal to experience growing pains and to perhaps feel resistant to becoming a “new you.”

However, you’ll eventually need to shake hands with the version of yourself that waits on the other side.

Your New Moon in Leo Checklist

If step one was “check your weekly Tarotscope,” you’re already one step ahead of the rest of the crowd!

Here are a few other things you may want to put into your spiritual toolkit for the week as we approach this New Moon:

Which item will you be checking off your list first?

Related article:: Where is Leo in Your Birth Chart?

About The Author

Lexi Hikari

An honest Aries with a grounded Virgo Moon and Rising, Lexi Hikari picked up her first astrology book at age 12, and has loved the language of the stars ever since. She began her Tarot journey as a teenager when she was gifted her first deck by her mother and immediately fell in love with and connected quickly to the practice of card reading.Lexi founded Lightwands Tarot in 2016, and has delivered hundreds of Tarot readings, collected over a dozen decks, and crafted an abundance of Tarot card spreads since then. When she isn’t running her one-woman Tarot gig, she enjoys writing, reading, drinking too many cups of coffee, and exploring other forms of divination.You can also connect with Lexi on Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr.
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