How are you enjoying the drama and romance of lovely Leo season?
As we head into the last stretch, remember that it’s not too late to take advantage of the spotlight that this energy can offer you. With Mars, the planet of drive and ambition, moving into witty Gemini this week on the 20th, the stars are still very much aligned if you wish to speak your mind.
Basically, it’s alright if you’ve had a tough go with handling the realm of the Lion so far, but you can still finish strong! And if you’ve been experiencing smooth sailing waters, you can mount off with an even stronger victory.
How? Well, check in with your weekly Tarotscope for the full picture first — then make your game plan after!
Your Sign’s Weekly Tarotscope for August 15 – 21, 2022
7 of Swords (Reversed)
Last week Aries faced off against the 6 of Swords reversed, and this week you seem to have a progression of that story.
Followed up with the 7 of Swords reversed, the brave ram is still facing off against some tricky energy indeed. While last week you braved the difficulties of “stay or go” and pondering what really was or was not right for you, this week challenges you directly with trickery and mischief.
You may find that the energy of the week really tests your values, offering shortcuts or bringing to mind less-than-savory options.
Remember that the easy way out isn’t always the winning way out.
Taurus, balance is currently the name of your game.
Although Justice is usually blind, in the Tarot, a fully-seeing Justice reminds us that we are only human, and sometimes objectivity is a little hard to find. You do tend to seek stability in your life, and this week is no different.
However, objective truths, plans, and answers that ease your sense of comfort aren’t always easily accessible. Sometimes the simple and seemingly “true” answer is not the right one; life isn’t always black and white.
This week, remember that the key is seeking balance and not necessarily being right.
9 of Wands
Finding yourself at a bit of a standstill, Gemini?
Last week you were blessed with a particularly fortuitous 9 of the Tarot, but this week you seem to be back on edge. The 9 of Wands foretells positions of caution and contemplation, surveying your environment with care.
Although this can be good in moderation, it’s important not to lean into paranoia or just become a sitting duck. You have a tendency to overthink from time to time — so don’t let this week become one of those times!
King of Swords (Reversed)
Cancer seems to be struggling with the mind this week.
Although the King of Swords usually stands strong as a figure of intellect and control, its reversed position puts you in a precarious situation this week. You might feel like your mind is scattered or that you’re trying a bit too hard to find the answers to everything.
The key to success is to pass the baton. You don’t have to be the one calling the shots right now, even if it seems like it.
Remember that asking for help is a strength, too, Cancer.
Read this: Everything You Need to Know About Reversed Tarot Cards
This energy would usually be right up your alley, Leo.
Strength is your card — composed, beautiful, balanced, and a full embrace of the brave Lion. Reversed, you may be feeling like your own best traits are not working for you right now, however.
On the contrary, this feeling is only an illusion. This upside-down card is also a good sign that now is a time to go within instead of trying to push all of its energy outside of yourself.
In other words, relax, spend some time to yourself, and indulge in some self-care for the best week possible.
Queen of Swords
Smart, collected, and witty — sounds like the Virgo we know.
Last week, the Queen of Pentacles showed up for the sign of the fair maiden, and this week, another Queen takes center stage: the Queen of Swords.
Instead of the practical and nurturing nature of the Queen of Pentacles taking over, you’ll instead be communicating, sharing your thoughts, and letting your intelligence be the thing that shines through this week.
Have fun, trust yourself, and most importantly — trust your mind, too.
6 of Cups
Nostalgia, nostalgia — Libra’s week is all about the past.
The 6 of Cups spotlights your memory this week. That old flame you thought was put to rest? The project that you let go of a while back? All of that stuff might seem to resurface in your heart right around now.
This doesn’t have to be frustrating. Sometimes these things show up to remind us of something important — a lesson, a skill — that we can draw upon from our own past experiences.
As long as you allow this energy to be fruitful (and don’t let it overstay its welcome), it can be a conducive one for remaining productive.
4 of Cups (Reversed)
Scorpio is attempting to flow against the current of stagnancy this week.
The 4 of Cups is uncomfortable energy — think boredom, stagnancy, and getting stuck in old waters. Certainly, the brooding Scorpio is familiar with how taxing it can really be.
Reversed, you may be trying to actively put this behind you for now. Scorpios have had enough of the “stuckness” and are trying to find a way out.
Kudos to you for recognizing a pattern that isn’t working anymore, Scorpio.
Ready to step up to the plate, Sagittarius?
This week, The Emperor asks that you play a leading role. Additionally, it’s not likely that you’re just randomly finding yourself in this spot now.
Rather, it’s more likely that this card comes up as an urging to take hold of the reins on things that you’ve been wanting to for a while. You know what you’re doing, brave archer, and it’s time to act like it.
And yes, this may also mean putting your foot down if challenged!
10 of Cups
Capricorn has had a tough go for the past week, so this one is a well-needed reprieve.
The 10 of Cups asks that the wise goat focuses on long-term contentment and fulfillment and perhaps suggests that you see where it already exists in your present day.
Capricorns are a bit known for their practical but serious nature, and because of this, you sometimes focus on what you need to do for later so much that you miss what’s already complete right now.
What emotional joy, contentment, and reward already exist on your plate?
Aquarius has been teetering on the edge of new beginnings for a while.
And this week, it’s finally here. The Star is your moment of healing and rejuvenation that has been oh-so-necessary for you. And know that this isn’t just jumping into new adventures all willy-nilly, but actually letting a new leaf turn over slowly, gently, and on the Universe’s terms.
So yes, new beginnings are here, but they should look and feel soft and sweet, not jarring or random.
Read next: You Pulled the Star Tarot Card – Now What?
6 of Pentacles
Pisces tends to be known for their heart of gold; this week, you’re especially showing it off.
The 6 of Pentacles is a card of distributing your resources. Don’t just think about money but also resources you might not think of as traditional investments (like time, effort, and space).
It’s important to remember that with this card—however noble it may seem—that you genuinely do not expect reciprocity. When you choose to give this week, remember that there are some resources you can’t get back.
Of course, this shouldn’t stop you from doing it, but it does come through as a reminder to be thoughtful with your generosity.
Making the Most of the Last Stretch
Have you considered that the beginning of the end is also a prime opportunity?
The “last” of anything can be a bit intimidating, whether it’s the last of Leo season, the last of August (it is indeed approaching), or the last of 2022 (which may come faster than we think).
However, when equipped with tools like our weekly Tarotscope, nothing is really all that scary — after all, you now know what you’re approaching and can formulate the right game plan for what’s to come.
Remember: it’s not too late to change the end of your story. (Plenty of good books come with twist endings, anyway).
Catch up: August 2022 Tarotscope