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.)

Wednesday, August 23rd

 

King of Swords. Can't decide about an Important Life Issue? In the ongoing struggle between head and heart, the King of Swords says it's best to let the head win—for now. Take a step back to gain some distance. If you honestly don't know what to do, seek out an authority who won't sugarcoat their words to protect your feelings. What you need now is the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
 

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?
 

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?
 

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.
 
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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.
 

Knight of Cups. Sometimes artistic inspiration comes in like the calvary on a horse. Other times, it arrives on little cat's feet. In either case, listen for offers that allow you to use your talents to their fullest. Alternately, the Knight of Cups may symbolize a talented young man who can push you toward great feats of love and art. Drink deeply!
 

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!
 

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.
 
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King of Wands. Rah rah rah! It's time for you to marshal the forces of enthusiasm. After all, without enthusiasm, it's hard to turn ideas into reality. If you're feeling decidedly inert these days, is there someone in your life who can cheer you on? Bonus points: Find someone who can offer concrete advice on how best to charge forth.
 

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.
 

The Star. If you've been looking for a sign that the universe supports your highest hopes, today will present you with a big gold star. Any feelings of insecurity and unworthiness are to be banished. To paraphrase Joseph Campell, when you follow your bliss without fear, expect unexpected doors to appear. Hope is your friend.
 

The Tower. If you've been building on shaky ground, today brings the opportunity to rebuild on solid foundation. It's never fun to start over, but it's better than giving up. Look for a new beginning after a painful ending that may have left you shaken, not stirred. Remember, the only way up is through.