• August 2022 Tarotscopes

    Welcome friends to the month of August, 2022! Here are your Tarotscopes for the month of August, 2022. I’ve used the standard Rider-Waite Tarot Deck for this month’s post.

    The important astrological dates for the month of August are:

    Full Moon: Aug 11 in Aquarius

    New Moon: Aug 27 in Virgo

    Let’s get to the tarotscopes! Make sure you check your Sun Sign and your Rising Sign as well.


    A richly-dressed woman stands in front of a hedge made of purple grapes and grape leaves. There are 9 yellow coins with pentagrams integrated into the bottom of the hedge. A hawk with a blinder is perched on her gloved left hand.

    Nine of Pentacles Reversed – Looks like you might feel a little more dependent on others than you would like to this month, my fiery Aries. Is this a good thing or is it a bad thing? Are you giving up your power, or are you truly being weakened by factors outside of your control? I know you like to be in charge of your own fate and destiny, so just get back on your feet as soon as you can and reclaim your independence and personal power.


    A blindfolded woman with short dark hair sits on a simple cement block in front of a body of rippled water. She holds a sword in each hand. Her arms are crossed at her heart. Her feet are on the ground. There are boulders a little bit into the water on her right and left. A peninsula is visible in the distance.

    Two of Swords – It’s time to choose, Taurus. Luckily enough, you know exactly what the right choice for you is—so why are you hesitating? All choices we make have consequences, and you might be looking for the option that causes the least amount of pain for others; make sure to equate your own pain and suffering into the mix.

    Instead of torturing yourself by continuing to mull over the options, just choose. Your intuition is guiding you now and it will actually turn out to be less harmful, overall, than you had imagined.


    A young man in armor with a crown with a nine pointed star on his head stands in the center of a chariot. A black sphinx sits in front of the chariot on the left and a white sphinx sits on the right. There is a winged circle and an encircled rod are on the front of his chariot. There is a walled city in the background.

    The Chariot – Lucky you! Looks like travel is going to be a part of the plan this month. It almost feels like this will be an opportunity for you to see friends and loved ones you might not have been able to see for a while. While you’re there, you might think about staying.

    It’s time for you to center into yourself and look inward for guidance. Instead of rushing from one mentor or wise soul to the next, find the answers within yourself. You’re the one who is driving this chariot and you have to be the one who is in control of the direction it’s going in.


    Image upside down. A yellow sun with a serene face and large rays is in a blue sky above a scene with naked blond-haired toddler wearing crown of yellow and orange flowers riding a white horse. There is a cement wall behind the horse and child. Four sunflowers in full bloom are growing from behind the wall. There is an orange banner flying from bottom to top of the left-hand side of the picture as shown.

    The Sun Reversed – There’s a lot of positive energy and optimism in store for you this month, dear Cancer. Just make sure that you don’t spend all of your time hanging out in the shadows. You might be waiting for the other shoe to drop or feel some nagging sense of anxiety… Why not just enjoy?

    Life consists of ups and downs. You are in an up-cycle right now—and that’s OK.


    Queen of Pentacles Reversed – You might feel a little chaotic and ungrounded in your home, family, and financial life this month, my fiery Leon friend. Clutter piles up, bills go unpaid—are you OK? You might need to reach out to a therapist or coach to help you get through this. There’s no shame in asking for help.

    Also, you might meet someone whose character is like I described above: chaotic, sloppy, disorganized, and insecure. If you step in to help this person, make sure to mind your boundaries. It’ one thing to help and quite another to get dragged along for the ride.


    A young armour-clad man with his sword raised rides his running horse toward the left-hand side of the image. The sky is cloudy and there are two trees that seem to blow in the wind in the distance. The terrain he rides over looks like a desert.

    Knight of Swords – Things are going to go really quickly for you, especially if you add your voice and intellect to the mix. You will be able to make forward motion. Just make sure to temper your words so you don’t end up accidentally insulting someone who you wanted to charm.

    You might meet someone youngish this month, too—someone who is chatty and very sure of their ideas (even if their ideas are questionable). Is this person all bark and no bite, or is there a sword or two hiding behind the charm?


    Image upside down. A young man in a green tunic, a yellow long-sleeved undershirt, and orange tights holds a long stick with tiny leaves growing out of it in his hand. It looks like he is going to jam it into the ground. There are 6 long sticks with small leaves in front of him. He stands on a patch of grass on a rocky surface.

    Seven of Wands Reversed – Try as you might, things just aren’t sticking, my dear Libra. It can get pretty frustrating when you put so much time and energy into the fight, just to have things unravel when you walk away. Are you sure you want to keep fighting, or is there a different way of addressing this battle that won’t leave you feeling so exhausted?


    A young armour-clad man sits atop a light grey horse holding a chalice out in front of him with his right hand. He has silver looking wings on top of his helmet and on his ankles as well. His horse is on the sandy side of a river that runs in front of mountains. There are trees on the mountains and in the distance on flat lands.

    Knight of Cups – You might feel the urge to avoid your emotions this month, my dear secretive Scorpio. Is this the most mature way of dealing with things, or do you even care about that? You might be admiring someone from afar or just not willing to be honest about your feelings. While you might need to gather the courage to deal with and act on your emotions, it might be wise to wait a bit. Your intuition might be telling you to wait, even if your heart (or your lust) are telling you to go-go-go!


    Six of Cups Reversed – It might be time for you to turn what you’ve learned on its head right now. Instead of looking backward, into your past, for clues about how you should move forward, you are content with remaining right in the moment, with an eye on the future. If people from your past caused trauma or you are healing from old wounds, you are healthy enough now to navigate life in an entirely different way. Congratulations to you!


    Image upside-down. A man and woman stand under an arched entryway to a nearby town. There is a small child in a blue gown with dark hair peeking out from behind the woman. He is wearing yellow shoes. The woman is facing us, looking at the man. She wears a red robe and has curly reddish hair. The man's back is toward us. He wears a tan colored shirt and light blue sash.  An old man with white hair and a red and green robe sits on an ornate thrown in front of the arc with two grey robes looking up to him. There are 10 coins in the foreground of the picture in the positions of the Kabbalah Tree of Life.

    Ten of Pentacles Reversed – Sometimes too much is too much. Sometimes too much is not enough. You are experiencing one of those periods of overwhelm right now. All of the hard work and effort you put into something either is not showing up or it is… far too much of it is. Too many people relying on you. Too many bills and not enough time to pay them. Too much work and—even though your work is your escape sometimes—you just are not into it. It might be time to reprioritize how you spend your time and energy so that it brings more balance into your life. Right now, the pendulum is swinging from one side to the other and it’s disturbing your equilibrium.


    An orange coin with the letters T A R
O at position noon, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 9 o'clock with Hebrew symbols between sits in the middle of the image atop a red demon-like creature. there is a long yellow serpent on the left hand side of the coin. A sphinx sits atop the image with a sword in his left hand. A blue sky with 4 clouds in the corners of the background. An Angel reading a book sits in the upper left-hand cloud, a phoenix or dragon with outstretched wings holds an open book in its talons on the upper right cloud. A winged cow lays reading an open book on the lower left and a winged lion lays reading a book on the lower right. All of the figures in the corners are yellow.

    The Wheel of Fortune Reversed – Fate isn’t going to step in and change things for you, my dreamy Aquarius. You are going to have to get out there and do the work if you want things to change. But you might want to ask yourself if you are ready yet, if everything is in place, if more time needs to pass before you really make that leap of faith. I know you are a dreamer but bringing your dreams to life can require legwork and elbow grease—not just thoughts and prayers.

    Instead of trying to push forward, no matter what, why not take a step back, reevaluate the goal and the plan, and see if you need to change anything before you go marching off to meet your destiny.


    A tall grey tower is being hit by a lightening bolt. There is a fire on the broken top of the tower, and fire coming out of three windows near the top of the tower. What appears to be a large golden crown is being thrown from the top of the tower. The sky is black with three dark grey clouds. There are two figures seeming to fall from the tower. The right-hand figure is a person with dark hair and a red hooded cape, a blue tunic, grey tights, and brown boots. A surprised expression is on its face. The person on the right seems to be wearing a golden crown and a blue tunic with red shoes. Both are falling head first, but the figure on the right is back-up and the figure on the left is belly-up.

    The Tower – Things need to change, my dear Pisces. You’ve known it for a while. You might have marched forward, ignoring your intuition and insisting that you could change the circumstances with more love and a little time. But things didn’t turn out the way you had hoped they would and you have to do something about it.

    The Tower brings a period of discomfort, chaos, and instability with it—all things you’d rather avoid. BUT, if you can reset your sails, using your authentic truth as your compass, things will get better. The shift in energy alone will help you see that this change was for your greatest good.

    Are you ready to get a tarot reading? Explore your options. See what is coming up in your life. Book your session today!


  • What Does It Mean When You Have A Stalker Card?

    If you’re anything like me, you consult with your cards frequently. I work with tarot and oracle cards daily, often pulling random cards for my own questions, and of course, using tarot and oracle cards to advise clients. There are times when I start noticing stalker cards in my readings. What is a stalker card and what does it mean when you notice you have a stalker card?

    What is a stalker card?

    A stalker card is a card that keeps coming up over and over in your readings, in card picks, or even as the bottom card in the deck (The Shadow Card). You start to see the card so often, it starts to feel like the card is actually following you around or stalking you.

    There are times when I pick up a deck, shuffle it, and choose a card. I note what the card is, return it to the deck, and shuffle again. Then I pull another card from the deck and… it’s the same card I got the first time!

    And it’s often not just one day that the card comes up; stalker cards can follow a person around for weeks. A stalker card will keep on coming up again and again, though, for what feels like an extended amount of time.

    If I’m working out some sort of issue in my mind and end up examining it from a variety of different angles with different spreads on different days (#dontjudge), the same card might appear over and over again in a prominent position in my readings.

    Why do stalker cards stalk you?

    Stalker cards are often ideas or concepts that you need to deal with in order to move forward in your life or get to the next level. They serve as reminders of the point you might be purposefully missing or honestly overlooking.

    Sometimes, the cards are reaffirming a message they gave you the last time you asked. Sometimes, they are reminding you that you have to do that one thing before you can succeed.

    There are also stalker cards you might associate with the “season” of life you are in or a personality trait that is holding you back.

    If you are co-dependent, for example, or need to hold on to your sobriety or work on your addictions, the Devil card might become your stalker. Or, if you need to step up and claim more power in your life, either Strength or the Nine of Pentacles might start stalking you.

    If you start to get the same deity or idea coming up while using a deck (or a few of them), that is an indication that that entity has a special message for you. For example, if Athena comes up when you use the Goddess Guidance deck and then you get out your Goddess Power deck she comes up again, I think it’s safe to say that Athena has a message for you.

    Read about my experience with a stalker card here: Pele, My Goddess Stalker

    What you should do if you get a stalker card

    If you start to notice a specific tarot or oracle card stalking you, or coming up more frequently in your readings, you should explore what it means to you and your current situation.

    • Get out your tarot journal and either go to the page devoted to that card or find a blank page to note your ideas on.
    • Take the card out and really look at it. Are there any symbols on the card that trigger your intuition? Do the colors evoke any feelings for you?
    • Brainstorm a list of ideas related to what it might mean for you.
    • Free-write in your journal. Let yourself connect with the energy of the card or of the deity shown on the card.
    • Get the Little White Book from the deck and see if the deck’s creator lists any new or different information about the card.
    • Spend some time studying what other people say about the card, what it means, and how that ties in with your current life situation.
    • Make note of any direct hits in your life or your tendencies that the card might be addressing.
    • Note WHERE in the deck it is or how it comes up. Is it a card you pull or one that is always on the bottom of the deck?
    • If the card is a deity, place the card on your altar with some libations to thank it for helping you in your life.
    • After you’re done working with the energy of the card, thank the card for the advice and guidance and return the card to your deck.

    In Summary

    Stalker cards are cards you notice coming up over and over again in your readings. When you feel like a card is following you around or stalking you, it’s a good idea to examine its message more closely and really think about what it means in your life. You can write about your stalker card in your tarot journal or make a special note of it. Oftentimes, stalker cards have a special message for you—that’s why they show up often enough for you to get either creeped out or intrigued by seeing them over and over again!

    Have you ever had a card stalk you? If so, please share your experience in the comments below!



  • Choose A Pair – Tarot and Oracle Pick For The Week of April 27, 2020

    Hello, my Dear!

    I hope you and yours are content and healthy!

    The flowers in nature and in my garden are starting to bloom and it’s really helping my mood. My friend Helena was talking about lazy gardening—that sounds like a plan to me! It’s basically finding out what edible weeds and plants grow native in your area and setting them up in your garden so they grow without too much watering and fuss. That perfect for my level of time and attention!

    Focusing on nature has really helped me get through the quarantine. I’m lucky enough to have a yard and even a river and forest near me. Plus, we live in the BOONIES, so we can take long walks and maintain social distancing cause there just isn’t anyone else around!

    I bought a few flower and herb based decks so that I can kind of use them as flashcards. I thought it would be fun to use them for my pick-a-card reading this week.

    I used the Herbal Tarot by Michael Tierra and Candis Cantin and the Botanical Inspirations Oracle Deck by Lynn Araujo. The decks are both published by US Games, Inc.

    Go ahead! Pick a pile!

    Which duo did you choose?

    Here’s the reveal:


    The Magician + Sweet William

    You can achieve anything your heart desires with a positive attitude and a smile. When you combine the potential of the Magician with the simple message, Just Smile, from the Sweet William, you know that your smile and attitude are the keys to your success!


    The Four of Swords Reversed + Forget-Me-Nots

    I’ve been seeing a lot of Forget-Me-Nots on my walks lately.

    Make the effort to be remembered/memorable. If you sit and rest for too long, you might miss your opportunity. And why not take a trip down memory lane by going through your photos this week? The get up and go of the Four of Swords reversed added to the nostalgia of the Forget-Me-Nots is sure to send you on a trip down Memory Lane.


    The Medicine Wheel (Wheel of Fortune) + Crocus

    It’s time to move forward in your life to places and spaces that bring you more happiness. The Medicine Wheel shows that you need to help Fate move you forward—and it’s time—and Crocus, one of the earliest blooming flowers of the year, shows that the sun is coming again and joy can be a bigger part of your life.

    Did your message resonate? I’d love to hear if the messages the plants brought forth today struck a chord with you.

    I wish you all the best!


  • What To Do When A Tarot Card Jumps Out Of The Deck When You Are Shuffling

    Ever have a card jump out of the tarot deck while you are shuffling? Learn what to do if one does!
    Ever have a card jump out of the tarot deck while you are shuffling? Learn what to do if one does!
    Ever have a card jump out of the tarot deck while you are shuffling? Learn what to do if one does!

    Have you ever had a pesky “jumper” or two fall out of your tarot deck when you were shuffling? What should you do when a random card falls out of your tarot or oracle deck while you are shuffling your cards?

    Honestly, I feel that the cards that fall out of a tarot deck while you are shuffling are very important bits of information for the reading. When I get a card that falls on the floor while I am shuffling or falls out of the deck, I set it aside and continue shuffling.

    I don’t include the jumper in the tarot spread that I am working with. For example, I wouldn’t use the tarot card that jumped out while I was shuffling for any of the set positions in a Celtic Cross Spread. I would, however, use it as a card of high significance, or something that Spirit really wanted to call to the client’s attention.

    What should you do if multiple cards fall out of your tarot deck when you are shuffling?

    When more than one tarot card falls out of the deck when you are shuffling, take a moment to see if you are just a sloppy shuffler, or if just a few fall out.

    When just a few (2-5) tarot cards fall out of the deck while you are shuffling, put those aside, just like you would if only one card fell out. Use these cards as additional information to the story or circumstances that might unexpectedly arise for the sitter while they are dealing with the main situation they are getting a tarot reading to inquire about.

    If a LOT of cards fall out of the deck, you might want to put the cards back into the deck, recenter and ground yourself, and start over again. Ask yourself a few questions, like:

    • Am I rushing this reading?
    • Do I feel like I am in control of my energy?
    • Is the client somehow distracting me or is their energy throwing me off?
    • Is this the right deck for the reading?
    • Should I work with a different deck?
    • Is there something different that I should focus on for the reading.

    Generally speaking, tarot cards that jump or fall out while you are shuffling are an interesting and usually important additional focus for your reading. Sometimes, though, they are actually more of an indication that the reader should slow down, recenter, and focus on shuffling the tarot cards.

    What do you think? Have you had any interesting experiences with cards that have jumped out of the deck and into a reading? Please feel free to tell your story in the comments below!




  • 108 Blog Post Ideas For Tarot Bloggers

    Feeling stuck? Have writer’s block? Get some ideas for your tarot related blog here!

    Why specifically 108 Blog Post Ideas for Tarot Bloggers? The number is fodder for a different post! For now, though, I want you to know that even the most prolific writer gets a bout of writer’s block from time to time—so don’t get upset with yourself if you sit down in front of your computer and come up with… ummm…. hmmmm… what should I write about today? It’s totally normal.

    These writing prompts can get your creative juices flowing so that you can publish a blog post every week of the year (or more!). I’m going to give you 108 tarot themed writing prompts and blog post ideas for you to use! You can use this to plan out 2 YEARS of content for your tarot themed blog if you so desire…

    Writing Prompts for Tarot Readers and Bloggers

    1-78) The Tarot Cards, themselves. You can give keywords for the cards or treat each card as if it was not only the first time you’ve seen it but also the 4,000th time.

    Don’t forget that you can get back to writing about the absolute basics in your blog. 

    79) Cards that stick out. For example, the Mary El tarot has a very interesting version of the 4 of Swords that is a bit different than a standard Rider-Waite visual. Pick out those cards that stick out to you and write about how they broadened your understanding of tarot or of a reading.

    80) Your favorite deck type. Are you a fan of Rider-Waite, Thoth, or Tarot de Marseille? Write about your favorite deck type and why you love it.

    81) Your favorite deck. What is your favorite deck and why? Choose a couple of cards to highlight your why.

    82) Your least favorite deck. Did you get a deck you just can’t connect with or one that the artwork turns you off of? Tell your audience about it! Bonus: Auction it off on Instagram or Facebook.

    83) How you “got it”. There are some cards and combinations that are difficult for people to understand. For example, many people have issues with the court cards. If you have a great system you used to gain clarity or insight when reading, share it.

    84) Rituals. Do you have any distinct rituals you use for connecting with your deck, cleansing it, reading preparation, ending a reading, moon cycles, holidays and high celebrations? You might be able to plan a blog post for your overall reading ritual and then one for the different times of the year.

    85) Deck reviews. You can do this with old decks that have been in your collection since the dawn of time or the latest greatest decks on the market.

    86) The story of your introduction to tarot. What was your first reading like? Did you have any childhood or teenage experiences that led you to pursue working with tarot?

    87) Lore and myth. Explore different “old wives’ tales” and myths about tarot, like reading for yourself, being gifted your first (and subsequent) deck(s), “tarot is evil,” etc.

    88) Special spreads. Do you love to create spreads or do you have a twist on the interpretations in classic spreads? Or you can go totally old school and explain commonly used spreads.

    This is my go-to spread for general readings:

    89) Daily draws. I have to admit that daily draws are my least favorite of the bunch unless they have something spectacular included in them.

    90) Talk about other tarot readers you admire. There are so many fabulous tarot readers and authors, artists and icons out there. Pick one you admire and explore that person’s world and work, explaining why you like it.

    91) Tarot + spirituality. Some readers read tarot solely and don’t have a spiritual practice as a foundation. For others, tarot is one tool in a toolbox of different practices and modalities.

    92) Tarot + psychology. There are those in the tarot community who are counselors, psychologists, and therapists. If you are someone with a more academic background, share how that background influences your work with tarot and interaction with clients. Perhaps even give some advice, guidance, or resources for newbie pro readers who need to refer a client to a more psychologically based reader or to a therapist.

    93) I’d never… Create a list of 10 things that you’d never do when reading tarot or that you’d try to avoid at all costs.

    94) Your favorite tarot books. This is great for a “Top 3, Top 5, or Top 10” list.

    95) Your reading style. I’m off the hip, honest, and a bit pragmatic when it comes to tarot readings. My style brings a lot of life coaching into the mix, along with any channeled messages I receive. I don’t sugarcoat, but I have tact. Some people have a different style: more academic, a touch of Kabbalah, gentle messages, full-on intuitive… every single one of us has a different way of reading and communicating the messages we receive. Talk about yours.

    96) Conferences and conventions you’ve gone to or would like to go to. Usually, one convention can lead to quite a few posts, if you consider lead up excitement, being at the convention, who you meet, what you learn, what swag you buy or get for free…

    97) Symbolism. Tarot is practically filled to the brim with symbolism, aside from the Elemental roots of the Minor Arcana. Talk about important symbols in tarot and what they mean to you.

    98) Your own Fool’s Journey. If you feel like you’ve experienced a journey akin to the Fool’s Journey, then talk about the steps you took and what you learned along the way.

    99) Major Arcana versus full deck readings. Do you do readings with only the Majors from time to time? If so, what is your experience with working with them as the entire deck?

    100) Reading add-ons. Do you ever bring other fortune telling tools into your readings? If so, which and give some advice about how to use them or to pair them with your tarot card reading.

    101) Adding decks. Do you have a special way that you add oracle decks, regular playing cards, Lenormand decks, or even multiple tarot decks to a reading? Tell us about it!

    102) Reversals. Do you use them? Do you love them or hate them? What do you think?

    103) Best questions/worst questions. As we all know, there are ways to phrase a question for tarot and ways to avoid. Go into your ideas about what you recommend and what to avoid.

    104) Tarot swag and tats. Do you have (or covet) a really cool tarot poster, mug, or vintage lamp? Tell your readers about it. Got a great tarot tattoo (or have you seen some you’d like)? Share that as well!

    105) Your reading space. Do you have a cool space that you use to read tarot for yourself and clients? Show it off! Tell people about the different parts of it, especially if you have something unique.

    106) Tarot pets. Do your pets get involved in your readings? I know there are quite a few kitties out there who love to lay smack dab in the middle of a reading. Is your dog or cat a tarot energy lover? Also, people just love animals, so you could talk about your pets in a post.

    My doggies make me feel like a real life Chariot driver when I am walking them! I have one old, black, gentle female dog and one rambunctious, energetic, aggressive and “typically male” little white dog. When I walk them both at the same time, I feel like I am in the Chariot card.

    107) The Elements. Earth, Fire, Water, Air – what do the Elements symbolize for you and how do you integrate that into your tarot readings?

    108) Everything else in your life. Each and every one of us is a unique and interesting person with his or her own experiences and ways of seeing the world. Your life, itself, is something to write about. People will connect with you because of your quirks and oddities, as well as the trials and even the boring stuff you have going on in your life.

    These 108 writing prompts for tarot readers should keep you busy writing for a while, or at least help you plan for your next year’s worth of tarot-related blog posts.

    Do you have any topics you would add to the list? Feel free to add them to the comments below!