Sassy and oh-so-smart, TarotGoddess's free daily TarotScopes combine the best of astrology with the wisdom of tarot. They're posted weekdays for your reading pleasure. (For additional insight, check out your rising sign as well as your sun sign.)

Friday, August 25th

 

Ten of Swords. Your life of late has left you feeling a bit battered, but today marks the end of a difficult situation. From here, things can only get better. Best of all, you won't need go through this experience again: you've gained plenty of wisdom from your struggles. For extra karma points, share all you've learned with someone so they can avoid treading the same rocky road.
 

Six of Pentacles. As the saying goes, sharing is caring. Today, find a way to share your goodness with the world. Whether this means donating resources to your favorite non-profit, or offering your talents to others, it's all the same: the cycle of life demands we give just as we've received. If you're concerned about having your generosity appreciated, rest assured. Whatever you put out will be gratefully received.
 

Knight of Wands. Do you know where you're going to? Today, allow yourself the necessity of taking a break from the hubbub to better contemplate the direction of your life. Go deep, go silent, go in solitude. At this time, your needs are not so focused on relationships with others, but rather on your relationship with yourself. Trust!
 

Six of Swords. Things aren't as bad as they seem. Really. Today, keep your eyes open for information to help you move beyond your current limitations. Is there a point of view you haven't considered? Or a class or book that might help you learn new skills? Alternately, a quick trip from home may help you gain some distance from whatever's been troubling you. Time to see the forest for the trees.
 
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The Chariot. If you've been stuck revving your engine, today will mark a dramatic shift of gears. Get ready to move into the next phase of your life. Expect transitions to go smoothly, as if you are being pulled by the forces of fate and fortune. Not happening as you'd like? Look for opportunities to advance your agenda.
 

Queen of Cups. The Queen of Cups wants you to know that if there was ever a time to get all swoony over art, beauty, and love, that time is now. So, what are you waiting for? Go forth and spread the joy. Even better: find ways to nurture your nearest and dearest so they'll be swooning over you.
 

Four of Swords. Sometimes we're meant to forge ahead despite signs to the contrary. Other times, not so much. The appearance of the Four of Swords suggests that it's the latter, not the former, for you today. Right now, it's imperative for you to heal from whatever's been bothering your body and soul. Your mission: find balance by detaching from the everyday world.
 

Page of Pentacles. It's good to have a lot to hold onto in your life. However, when does protecting your resources turn into closing yourself off? Today will present you with opportunities to mull this subtle but important distinction. Alternately, if you're feeling a lack of stability in your life on the material plane, it's time to consider ways to keep what's rightfully yours.
 
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Three of Swords. Sometimes life is hard, and we're sad for good cause. Other times, we're plain oversensitive from past hurts; even if we were handed the keys to the kingdom, we'd still find cause to complain. Your challenge today: figure out which of these two scenarios have your name on them. Transform grief into understanding.
 

Ace of Wands. Sometimes life is about thinking and planning. Other times, it's about taking action to start new projects. Guess which agenda is in your best interest right now? Today marks the kick off to a major period of creativity in your life. Keep your eyes open for fresh inspiration and new opportunities. Grow, baby, grow!
 

Three of Wands. If you've been waiting impatiently to hear back from the world about a pet project, today should bring good news. Time to move onto the next stage of development! Nothing cooking in your life? Don't be afraid to take action with clear intent. The portents are positive.
 

Seven of Pentacles. As the song goes, the waiting is the hardest part. And right now, that's where you're at with a long a-borning project. The waiting is the least fun of the cycle of creation—it requires trust that all will work out. The appearance of the Seven of Pentacles suggests you won't have to be patient for too much longer. In the meantime, find ways to nurture yourself. Refill the well.