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.)

Tuesday, August 22nd

 

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!

 

Two of Wands. That idea you've been mulling? Find a partner to help you kick it out of your brain and into the world. Today is the perfect time to begin a new venture or business. Oh, and don't be afraid to work really hard. Use perspiration to transform your inspiration into more than an idea.
 

Temperance. Have you been burning your candle too much on both ends? If so, today is the perfect time to recalibrate and rejuvinate. Do your best to find balance between the spiritual and the physical, the intellectual and the emotional. For now anyway, moderation is your BFF.
 

Ten of Wands. "So close, yet so far away!" is your message for the day. The good news: a much labored over project is just about ready to be shared with the world. The bad news: the amount of work remaining feels plain overwhelming. At this stage of the game, when you're so plumb tired, it's easy to throw up one's hands and walk away. However, that's no solution. Buckle down and get it done.
 
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Five of Swords. Feeling paranoid? Sometimes discomfort with a situation is for a good reason. No one would blame you right now for arming yourself in case of attack. However, be careful not to go looking for trouble where none is to be found. Your challenge today: keep your eyes open but your arms down.
 

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 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.
 

Five of Pentacles. How wealthy are you really? That's the challenge posed for you by the Five of Pentacles. On the surface you may be frustrated by a lack of ka-ching right now: not enough resources, a disappointing business opportunity. However, what's really going on in your bank account may reflect something entirely different. Your challenge today: take stock of what truly nurtures you. A pile of gold means little if we're emotionally impoverished.
 
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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.
 

Five of Wands. Hey, who's attacking you? It's all their fault, isn't it? Or could it be that you're responsible for fanning the flames of dissention? Perhaps there's something you've chosen to ignore. Your lesson today: just because you're invited to a melee doesn't mean you have to accept. If you refuse to be distracted by petty concerns, a bigger lesson awaits. Choose to be the No Drama Mama.
 

Page of Pentacles. The Page of Pentacles offers a message about a message: get ready for communications offering information to push your business to the next level. Alternately, if you've been waiting for delayed payments, they should be showing up asap. Ka-ching!
 

Nine of Wands. You've been working so hard for so long that by now you should have something to show for it. And you don't. At this stage of the game, you're so darn exhausted it's tempting to just chuck it all. But you'd be wrong. Take a break to nurse your wounds before continuing on. You'll get there. Success is closer than you think.