Aug 31 2019
Aries: Two of Wands
Your card this month is the Two of Wands from the beautiful Fantastical Tarot. The Two of Wands — like all Twos — refers to taking the spark of an idea (seen in the Aces) and forming it into a tangible, working plan.
This requires looking at it from all angles — weighing the pros and cons, evaluating time and energy, separating the wheat from the chaff and so on. This is beautifully represented in the imagery depicted on this version of the card.
Here we see two leopards — one dark and one light — each standing watch by their own ornate pillars. The dark leopard is an exact mirror image of the light. Their sleek bodies curve toward one another and become “one,” reminding us of the power of uniting opposing forces to make one stronger entity. The Sun shines high in the sky between them.
The key here is balance: you won’t be able to make something happen without careful consideration and planning. And all the planning in the world won’t cause your ideas to materialize without putting in the effort.
There’s a certain give and take with the Two of Wands (as with all Twos in the tarot) that is mirrored right back to you. There’s also a need for discrimination — throwing out the unrealistic or half-baked ideas and focusing on what has a genuine shot at being successful. The Two of Wands requires you to be objective and this is why it’s always wise to bounce your ideas off of another.
If you want to make something happen this month, prove it by participating in its development. The outcome you achieve will be directly proportionate to the energy you put into making it manifest.
Aug 31 2019
The month begins with 4 planets in Virgo so there’s work to be done, rooms to declutter and file drawers to organize!
Mercury, Mars and the Sun are very close to each other the first 6 days so there may very well be verbal jousting and hair trigger tempers so be careful with your speech as it is possible to inflame any situation with poorly chosen words. Mars will be opposite Neptune and the full Moon on the 13th so I expect some lies or deceptions to be exposed that may be shocking to some.
Things lighten up a bit when both Mercury and Venus go into the sign of Libra on the 15th. Jupiter covers the 15th, 16th, and 17th degrees of Sagittarius. Jupiter transited these same degrees in the middle of January and then again in early July so it’s time to wrap things up around the projects or events going on at that time.
Saturn will station at just under 14 degrees of Capricorn and will go into direct motion on the 18th. Saturn will be traveling with the south node and be quite powerful at this time. Saturn likes to have a solid foundation, follow the rules and there’s no skipping over steps with this taskmaster in a power position. Saturn and the south node will be in an exact conjunction on the 28th that feels kind of karmic. There could be an event that produces a great amount of fear at this time.
Pluto, also in Capricorn at 20 degrees, is stationing there and very powerful the last week of the month. Pluto goes direct on October 2nd. I expect power struggles, protests, fearmongering and government breakdowns to be prevalent at this time. This, too, shall pass.
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