Hello August! Tarot and Astrology Reading for the Week of August 1, 2015, with the Tarot Of The New Vision

Hi I’m Maggie Lukowski from Maggie Moon Tarot, and here are the vibes for the week!  This weekend Saturn ends his retrograde, we get the go ahead to move forward on plans that may have been restricted.  Saturn is still in Scorpio, a powerful combo, there is persistence and we can accomplish much with great will power but play nice and stay in your own affairs and don’t let emotions control the moment.  And being in Scorpio it is asking us to release what no longer serves our soul’s purpose. Tuesday, the planet of beauty and love, Venus, has a date with the benenvelont Jupiter in Leo which can awaken our hearts!  The snag here is Venus is involved in a square with Saturn along with her being in retrograde.  Jupiter always brings a little luck to the party but Saturn is placing a few rules at this event and Venus likes to have fun and no restrictions so the mood can take a more serious turn.  I’m counting on Leo and Jupiter to intervene on Venus’ behalf!  Then on Thursday, Mars moves into a water trine with Saturn.  Saturn makes up for raining on the parade of Venus and Jupiter earlier in the week and helps move things forward and opens us up emotionally.  And we top off the week on a positive note, Friday Mercury moves into Virgo, his home base for the next month, communications, traveling and commerce will have Virgo’s attention to detail, photographic memory and problem solving skills which is a good thing and assist us with those big ideas.  And don’t sweat the small stuff – Earthy Virgo and helps us keep our plans grounded. 

This week I’m reading with the exquisite and curious Tarot of the New Vision by Lo Scarabeo.  I saw this deck at Readers Studio this year in New York and was fascinated by the perspective of looking at what stands behind the images.  It is based on the Rider-Waite-Smith deck and compliments the traditional meanings with a some nuances and symbols.  I think you will be a bit surprised what might be behind the images in the cards we normally look at from the front. 

So We start the week out with the Knight of Chalices focused on the road ahead, an emotional experience, taking a journey, leaving.  We notice a man in the background waving farewell and  a woman with her back turned rinsing her hair on the edge of the water.  The act of rinsing is symbolic of cleansing, so we can be renewed. Knights are about going on quests, the element is water, and this knight is charged with emotion.  The astrological correspondence is Scorpio with a little of Libra thrown in! As Saturn goes direct and starts to move and is in Scorpio, a water sign,  there can be emotional feelings about moving forward or leaving a place.  We can feel this emotional pull, and sometimes it comes from others, when we set out to start something new, leave a place that is familiar to us, but when our Chalice is filled with emotion, we are following our soul’s calling, listening to our inner voice.  Are we heading for a new love, a move, starting a new project of our heart’s longing or simply a lovely receiving a lovely invitation?  Or that special person that we have been waiting for may be on their way.  And sometimes that person is us like in the quote from Alice Walker “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”   

Midweek the Four of Chalices comes out, astrologically, the Moon in Cancer which speaks of emotion and intimacy, noticing what is being offered.  Traditionally in the card we see a person from the front with three cups on the ground with that hand coming out from the cloud offer a fourth cup.  It’s a card of not really feeling it, boredom or rejection. Like Goldilocks nothing was quite right. We may be a bit about our love life, or just that emotion ick we find ourselves in from time to time.  It’s a little like that Venus/Jupiter party this week, where she is just not into it as Saturn takes the fun out of it. But at this angle we see the divine while stallion, Pegasus in the sky as a distraction.  In mythology he is seen as the white sea horse of revelation. Pegasus is a symbol of inspiration, new consciousness and knowledge and is the constallation in the Northern sky.  He is a sign of new activity.  He was sacred to the Muses and represents the creative spirit in all of us.  The divine white stallion lets us know that the next cup can break the spell of disenchantment if we decide to drink from it and we can ride with him and be lifted up into the sky and receive the knowledge and emotional fulfillment we are seeking. 

The end of the week, we see the 7 of Pentacles, the astrological association is Saturn in Tarurus.  This same card came up last week in the same position and puts the punctuation on the reading.  I usually feel this is something to take note of when we see the same card come out again.  Traditionally we see a man leaning on his rake deciding on where to put his last pentacle that is on the ground or where his next effort will go in his business or a decision.  Sometimes it speaks of making adjustments .  From the angle in this card, we see an angel or spirit delivering a message as the sky grows darker.  Take a pause until the storm passes before you decide.  Mercury moving to Virgo will help us analyze and problem solve. And the 7 in Numerology is often thought of taking time out to do more research or think before proceeding.  Seven is a spiritual number so the Angel or Spirit can have a message of how to move in a more spiritual direction in our business or in other areas of life .  We are as a people, searching for a more soulful way to connect in business and life.  The message that is we have time and the  assistance of the Angels and the Unseen when coming up with a solution.  

So this week we follow our heart, don’t sit with a rejection or disillusionment too long, instead look for the signs of inspiration and wait until the storm passes, using this time knowing Spirit will show up to guide us.  Since Saturn ends his retrograde and is on the move, what we desire is not far away! 

And that my friends are the vibes for the week!   If you enjoyed this video, I invite you to click on the Like and Subscribe buttons and share with your friends.   I have included a transcript of the Video in the About section and a link to Tarot of the New Vision by Lo  Scarabeo along with a link to my website, maggiemoontarot.com if you would like to contact me or schedule a reading.  So until we meet again next week, Laugh often, Love much, Create your own happiness, Believe in miracles, Be kind and Support each other. Nameste

Maggie

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