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Thursday, August 24th

 

Three of Pentacles. What big project could you accomplish if you had others to help you? The Three of Pentacles invites us to get real—and to get ambitious. Make a list of constructive, pragmatic steps that will take you from Point A to Z. Your task today: find helpers whose talents will help your dreams take on concrete form. After all, we can't do it all alone.
 

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.
 

Page of Cups. There's an important message waiting for you, but it's not going to arrive as you'd expect. Today, keep your eyes open for unexpected flashes of intuition and inspiring dreams. Not happening? Give yourself permission to doodle or freewrite without expectations. See what dreams may come in artistic form.
 
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Page of Wands. New ideas are exciting—and you're overflowing with them right now. However, don't let get too dazzled by what could be. Make sure to weigh your inspiration in the court of reality. Alternately, keep your eyes open for messages from an inexperienced young person who may be very passionate but inexperienced. All that glitters may not be gold.
 

Four of Cups. The first glass of wine warms the blood. The second glass turns the world pink and pretty. But by the fourth glass—well, it's hangover time. The takeaway from this nifty parable: Sometimes too much of a good thing isn't a good thing. Today, make moderation your friend.
 

Death. If you've been clinging onto something in your life that has outlived its usefulness, this is the perfect day to bid adieu to the old, bon jour to the new. The changes before you may feel painful to contemplate, but they're necessary. Your challenge is to allow the old to fertilize the new without fear.
 

Eight of Wands. If life has felt sluggish lately, all that's going to change tout de suite. Important communications will be shooting your way like a bolt out of the blue: unexpected telephone calls, surprise letters, and e-mails. All these will serve to release you from the uncertainties dogging you. Alternately, if your phone isn't ringing as you'd like, perhaps it's time to let your fingers do the walking. Shift from the local road to the express lane.
 
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Six of Wands. After much work and struggle, victory arrives at last—and it's really sweet! Look to receive hard-won acknowledgement and honor from those around you. If you're not feeling it, find ways to use your highest courage and integrity to shift the odds. Right now, the odds are ever in your favor.
 

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.
 

Nine of Pentacles. The Nine of Pentacles sends the message that sometimes our most sacred duty is to take pleasure in the physical world. After all, what's the point of working hard if you can't enjoy the fruits of your labors? Smell the roses, make love, and be joyful.
 

The Hermit. 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!