When I drew the card to represent this period, I drew the Ace of Rods, and immediately felt compelled to draw another card as an extension of the information for this reading; I drew the Ace of Cups. The fall of two Aces is quite significant in any reading. Aces are the highest card of their suit and represent the suit’s aspects in unlimited form.
The Ace of Rods is a card of incredible movement and flow, bringing clarity, understanding and communication of a high degree. The Ace of Rods ushers in action and the representation of clearing the pathway for new opportunities aiding present undertakings to thrive. Of all the cards of the minor arcana, the Ace of Rods, is the card that would rule the opportunity for and beginning of manifestation and creation in unlimited form. This ace ushers in tremendous possibilities in so many areas.
The Knight of Rods was the messenger of our preceding period, August 1-10, bringing strong tones of the need to slow things down, and be sure before acting or speaking, checking our intentions, and insuring that all the facts are above board before actions are taken. The Ace of Rods enters with absolute clarity and a refreshing light of rebirth and new beginnings. It allows the opportunity for clearing out the old and bringing in the new.
It is interesting that this card begins its reign on August 10, which is the same day that the planet Mercury will enter the pre-retrograde state. Although Mercury in a retrograde status can cause some disruption in communication, it is by far the very best time to get to the bottom of things, cleaning out closets, drawers, and old files, reviewing and making sure all things are in their rightful order. What a wonderful blessing that a card with such clarity, action, and movement is entering during this time period. Mercury will be in its pre-retrograde state until August 30. It will remain in retrograde until September 22 when we enter the post-retrograde state. Mercury will return to direct status on October 7, 2016.
The Ace of Cups again being, an Ace is the highest and most unlimited card of the suit of love and emotional pursuits. It is the representation of love overflowing. This should be the seat of our intentions at this time. The falling of these two powerful cards in the same reading is a tremendous blessing as we have unlimited movement and flow from the suit of action, which is fueled by love and understanding. It is probable that the falling of these two aces may deliver the onset of a paradigm shift. The opportunity will abound to see things from more than one perspective and to even dig deeper into understanding why things occur, who plays what responsibility, and the motivation behind our actions and the actions of others. This is a very favorable time to clean things up in communication and in relationships of all kinds; to clarify our pursuits of manifestation with pride and confidence regardless of past efforts. The end results will always be up to us their creators.
Tarot forecasts are like reading a horoscope in the newspaper or magazine. It is an observation for the general public based on the drawing of one card for every ten-day period of the month. Check in on August 10, 2016 for the next forecast relating to August 20-30, 2016
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