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.)

Monday, August 21st

 

The Sun. Wherever you live, the appearance of The Sun suggests it's summer in your heart right now. Today, drink in the expansive, life-affirming energy currently surrounding you. This is the perfect opportunity to give way to the powerful forces of creativity and inspiration. As well, children may figure prominantly in your life at this time.
 

Six of Cups. Stop and smell the roses! Today is the perfect time to cocoon with your nearest and dearest, especially if you have any little ones or furry friends. If you're experiencing a lack of harmony on the home front, think back to when you were at your happiest. What lesson can you take away to increase your peace?
 

King of Pentacles. The King of Pentacles represents the forces of prosperity: real estate, money, even the warmth of family ties. He reminds us that the universe is a bountiful place—we're not meant to struggle forever in scarcity. Unable to manifest as you'd like? Seek advice from someone who's a force in their field. Is there another way to live in this material world?
 

Seven of Wands. All that hard word you've been doing may have felt like climbing to the top of a mountain. Now that you're up there, what a bummer to find the view less than felicitous. Good news: you do have the advantage in this situation. Bad news: first you have to deal with people who oppose your plans. You can do it!
 
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Queen of Pentacles. Mama Earth is calling. She's asking you to take stock of ways to create a more harmonious home. Whether your answer involves nurturing your family, redecorating your bedroom, planting a garden, or taking a luxurious bubble bath, it's time to plain do it. Your challenge today: Find ways to increase your peace.
 

The Empress. The presence of the Empress suggests there's something long-aborning within you. It may be something physical, or it may be metaphorical. Either way, it's been incubating in you for some time, and it is sooo ready to be out in the world. Go forth, and be like the earth. Bloom!
 

Four 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.
 

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.
 
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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.
 

Five of Cups. It's easy to cry over spilt milk when others have disappointed us: "Why aren't they are responsible or as loving as I am? Don't they know how they're bumming me out?" Your challenge today is to examine what's left in the glass. Is it half-full or half-empty? Either way, use what's there to replenish yourself. It's better than succumbing to sorrow.
 

Ace of Pentacles. Today marks the start of a new cycle that will be particularly supportive of material prosperity in all its forms. Whether you've been thinking about starting a business, looking for a new home, or beyond, this is the perfect time to get cracking. Embrace the bounty of the world.