August TaroScope

Leo (Jul 23 to Aug 22) – 5 of Wands: Surprises at work may have you feeling confused, but don’t let it get you down. You’ll have more opportunities for playful creativity, just pay attention. Your knee jerk reaction to question authority may need to take a back seat this month. You can’t stick your foot in a closed mouth.

Virgo (Aug 23 to Sep 22 ) – Hierophant (R): Your beliefs and ideas may be challenged because of a recent shit-uation. This is your invitation to expand your mind. Yes, it will feel uncomfortable at first, but this will open you up to a whole new way of being. Shed the “old you” with a Limpieza (energy clearing) at Curio, Craft & Conjure. I hear Gianna is a miracle worker.

Libra (Sep 23 to Oct 22) – 5 of Pentacles: If you are dependent on someone else’s income, you may want to make sure your personal finances are in order. Your benefactor could experience a sudden reversal of fortune that could leave you feeling like a penny waiting for change. But if you are taking care of you, it won’t be a problem.

Scorpio (Oct 23 to Nov 21) – The Star: Finances are looking A-MA-ZING. The fact that your relationship is out of wack requires a little patience. Remember, you are a star, whether you are in the driver’s seat or the passenger side. You shine regardless.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 to Dec 21) – 8 of Wands: The Universe is conspiring with you at this time. You have been wound up for the longest and now you are ready to launch! What do you desire? Pick your target and be intentional about your desires. Whatever you focus on now, you’ll get more of, so use this energy wisely. If it were me, I’d be focusing on diamond jewelry from Custom Jewelry Lab … but that’s just me!

Capricorn (Dec 22 to Jan 19) – 7 of Pentacles (R): All of a sudden you want to launch a whole new you! At the same time, you are ditching an old look and perhaps a few friends because the light of truth is shining bright. Go to Orange Olive for your new look, and be ready to turn heads while you drop baggage.

Aquarius (Jan 20 to Feb 18) – The Magician: You have renewed your goal list and made all the changes needed for your current desires. Now it’s time to manifest them! It’s time to take advantage of the Universal support you are getting now. Don’t let family or friend drama get the best of you. Focus on YOU.

Pisces (Feb 19 to Mar 20) – The Sun: It is the PERFECT time to wrap up those bigger projects you’ve been working on. You’ve tweaked them to perfection, and it’s time to share your genius. Your reputation is solid, so enjoy all the attention you’re getting while it lasts. Tip: Take advantage of any writing opportunities that pop up.

Aries (Mar 21 to Apr 19) – Ace of Wands: Work is not panning out the way you had hoped. It’s time to move in a new direction. The law of attraction is working with you, so focus on what you want—not what you don’t want. Get a crystal representing your desires from Pura Vida, and carry it to remind you of your intentions.

Taurus (Apr 20 to May 20) – 8 of Swords: Feeling frustrated with the world at large? Why not ride out the storm? Take your buddy out for a beer at Stu’s Barrel House to let them know you need “me time.” Then, spend quality time at home ALONE. Maybe walk barefoot in nature. This will feed your soul until you are ready to resurface. It won’t take long.

Gemini (May 21 to Jun 20) – Ace of Cups: For those partnered Gemini’s who feel like their relationship is feelin’ a lil “stale”–you can channel a sense of “renewal” that can breathe in new life (or put you in a place of preparedness for “conscious uncoupling”).

Cancer (Jun 21 to Jul 22) – 7 of Cups: Expect a resolution to an ongoing standoff. Once done, you’ll easily be able to adjust so you can move in the right direction. Refresh your way of visioning your dreams to open you up to new possibilities.

Charlotte native Gina Spriggs has a global cult-following for her book The Intuitive Tarot Workbook and her courses The Art of Intuitive Tarot and The Secrets of Tarot Cards for Creating Abundance on DailyOM. NoDa folks can visit her in the flesh! Get a reading, grab a tarot deck, or get a custom carved candle by visiting Gina (and her daughter Gianna) at Curio, Craft & Conjure at 3204 North Davidson, Suite C (upstairs).