August 2020 Tarotscopes For the Zodiac Signs

Posted on July 30, 2020
Updated on November 25, 2020

The Strength Tarot Card represented on the Astrology Answers Master Tarot Deck.

This year in the beautiful and bright August Sun, we will dance with the confidence, dramatics, and fire of Leo season, kick off with an eccentric Full Moon in Aquarius, and continue to wrestle with the many retrogrades of 2020 — need to catch a breath?

Unfortunately, the stars stop for no one!

Indeed, the stars, Moon, and Universe above may never take a break from turning the heat up a notch with every month forward in 2020, but we can always be prepared for what may come with the Tarot guiding the way. As all experiences may vary, we’ve pulled one Tarot card each from the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana per zodiac sign to uncover the specific secrets and plans that the universe has in store for you this August.

So here’s your chance to get ahead before the marathon of 2020 continues! You can find your August 2020 Tarotscope below.

Your August 2020 Tarot Horoscope


The Chariot (Reversed) & 4 of Pentacles

Your Tarot cards for this month are The Chariot (reversed) and the 4 of Pentacles.

The keyword for August for our determined Aries friends is resources. Whether it is your time, skills, or finances, what is typically spontaneous and passionate Aries energy seems to be put in check this month.

Perhaps it is the self-confidence and focus of the Fixed sign Leo season that will be making you call into question how giving you would like to be with your resources, but it seems that, for now, your attitude is focused on maintaining what is yours in the present versus seeking more.

So long as you don’t lose sight of your long-term goals, this temporary re-calibration and recharge can be a great thing for your energetic health.


The High Priestess (Reversed) & 10 of Swords (Reversed)

Your Tarot cards for this month are The High Priestess (reversed) and the 10 of Swords (reversed).

Taurus has been through a roller coaster of emotional ups and downs this past couple of months, and some amount of reflection and recuperation was seen this past July. With The High Priestess in reversed position, you may not quite feel like you have it all together yet, but that’s okay.

As you flip the tumultuous 10 of Swords upside down, Taurus will still be making clear headway towards a brighter future this August as the wounds heal.

For the best August experience, focus on letting go, clearing out the old, and remaining open to new possibilities without feeling the need to cling onto one or two possible outcomes.


Strength & Queen of Wands

Your Tarot cards for this month are Strength and the Queen of Wands.

All Geminis seem to be prospering under the Leo season festivities this August! As a Mutable, curious, and adaptable sign, it seems that you will be embracing the dramatics and passion of a fiery August.

In fact, challenges seem to pale in the face of your confidence and adaptability with Strength on the table for you, and the confidence that the Queen of Wands so naturally oozes forecasts an independence and creativity that is well-suited for Geminis.

Take advantage of this energy and your charisma by initiating conversations even with those that you typically wouldn’t, and open yourself up to new opportunities — jobs, projects, and creative endeavors — with ease and confidence. In other words, the world is your oyster this month, Gemini! It is up to you to seize it.


The Hermit & 5 of Swords

Your Tarot cards for this month are The Hermit and the 5 of Swords.

The emotional landscape of the world and personal spheres have not been so kind to those under the sign of Cancer, particularly these past few months. As The Tower cleared out much of the remaining dust and debris for Cancers in July, what remains is the emotional aftershock of moving on from something that perhaps not all of you were ready to let go of.

With The Hermit’s light here to guide the way, as well as the energy of conflict and defeat here with the 5 of Swords, plenty of introspection on why things happened for you the way that they did is highly likely this month.

This kind of introspection and contemplation is not new for Cancer placements, and you can expect that — no matter how difficult it may be! — the fruits of your labor will be extremely sweet, and your heart will be open and ready again to receive the love it deserves.


The Moon (Reversed) & Page of Cups

Your Tarot cards for this month are The Moon (reversed) and the Page of Cups.

You are cutting through any remaining clouds of confusion — confusion provided via courtesy of the mysterious The Moon card — with what you do best, Leo.

The creativity, spontaneity, and passion of the Page of Cups is being channeled by your bold Leo spirit this August in order to clear up some of the chaos of the world that may have been weighing on you recently.

You seem to understand that emotional and spiritual chaos will require emotional and spiritual solutions, which is why you turn to the creative arts and your intuitive practices in these times of distress — but not without your own special Leo flair!

Embrace these gifts of yours with the confidence you typically exude, and this very Leo season will be yours for the taking.


Wheel of Fortune (Reversed) & 7 of Pentacles

Your Tarot cards for this month are the Wheel of Fortune (reversed) and the 7 of Pentacles.

For our meticulous and detail-oriented Virgos, even the summer sun and fun can’t stop you from what you prefer to do with your time — plan, get on top of your work, and avoid the chaos.

Unfortunately, the Wheel of Fortune in reversed position indicates that it’s time to go with the flow rather than create your own, and the 7 of Pentacles suggests that you might ultimately end up planning without doing. Sometimes, the hustle must stop for good reasons that we can’t always see until it’s all in hindsight, and the Universe seems to prevent us from doing the things we want to do.

Ultimately, going against the will and whims of the world will just accomplish burnout. Don’t be afraid to take this opportunity to rest, rejuvenate, and relax, Virgo! (It is still summer, after all).

Read this next: The Hidden Messages of The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card


The Hanged Man & King of Cups

Your Tarot cards for this month are The Hanged Man and the King of Cups.

As our Libra friends just went through major changes and shifts in July when meeting the Death card, it’s only fitting that August is about getting your emotional ducks in a row.

With the energy of The Hanged Man at your disposal, you’ll be more likely to see much of your world be put on pause so that you can recharge your batteries in the meantime. The King of Cups comes through with an emotionally stable, creative, and intuitive energy, demonstrating what it truly means to have a good head on your shoulders.

Libras will be attempting to channel this energy this month, and are likely to be successful in these pursuits. Now is a great time to pause and reflect!


The Fool (Reversed) & 10 of Cups

Your Tarot cards for this month are The Fool (reversed) and the 10 of Cups.

A key theme for Scorpios to ponder this August is what you wish to see lie ahead at the finish line. Life isn’t a sprint, but a marathon.

Maybe it’s the spontaneity and passion of Leo season that emphasizes your own passion and deeply emotional nature, but whatever it is — you may feel your adventurous desires stir. Fight the temptation to jump into anything and everything too quickly, and remember that your end-game goals are going to be so much sweeter than any short-term gain.

When you are granted opportunities this August to take shortcuts, see through the deception with your keen Scorpio eye!


The Empress & 5 of Wands

Your Tarot cards for this month are The Empress and the 5 of Wands.

This month brings in a variety of unrelated factors that only the adaptable and willful Sagittarian spirit is truly able to handle!

First, The Empress suggests that August is a month of manifestation and getting your affairs in order. You may be planning ahead and thinking about what forms of abundance are appealing to you, and how you can put your passions into a practical form of work. This is a hefty task in itself!

And second, the 5 of Wands suggests that you may be facing some social conflict and push back, or be witness to social structures, conventions, and traditions crumbling around you. As much as you would like to avoid the conflict, it seems you may ultimately play mediator.

Stay alert and remain quick on your feet as you always do, and remember that this month will be full of the kinds of challenges that you of all people are meant to overcome!


The Magician & Knight of Pentacles (Reversed)

Your Tarot cards for this month are The Magician and the Knight of Pentacles (reversed).

Everyone knows that you Capricorns can be the heavy workhorses of the zodiac with little regard for whether or not you’re actually enjoying the work you do — but it seems that this isn’t a problem you’ll be facing this August!

With the magic of The Magician at work, you’ll be using your wit and creative juices diligently to manifest, work, and get the job done, and enjoying it in the process.

The only thing to look out for is that the typically reliable Knight of Pentacles is in reversed position, encouraging you not to be focused on timelines or outcomes. The Magician is all about embracing the journey and the process, so don’t slip into the tempting Capricorn tendency of perfectionism!


The Sun (Reversed) & 3 of Swords

Your Tarot cards for this month are The Sun (reversed) and the 3 of Swords.

You may find yourself hurting this month, Aquarius. As the sun is in Leo for the majority of August, a position of detriment for you, the effect may be more frustrating than you anticipated.

While everyone is focused on their own self-worth, drive, and goals, you’re still tapping into global and universal energy being a natural humanitarian, and will find it harder to connect with others on your core values as everyone turns inward.

It may feel like a lonelier month, but your woes are temporary. Do your best to connect with those that are close friends and loved ones, and remember that a journal will always be there to lend an ear if you need to let off some steam.

Read this next: 4-Card Tarot Spread: Facing Your Emotions


The Emperor & Ace of Cups (Reversed)

Your Tarot cards for this month are The Emperor and the Ace of Cups (reversed).

You may be soft, sweet, and sensitive souls, but this month is about stepping into a masculine energy and showing off your leadership skills, Pisces! As it is going to be Leo season for most of August, it only makes sense that it is also your time to reign and show yourself off!

The Emperor encourages you to take on authority positions, stand up for yourself, and allow yourself to lead. The Ace of Cups in reversed position may indicate that for now, love and your interpersonal connections will be put on hold to make way for your newfound leader energy and personal pursuits.

But don’t worry — those romance and friendship related opportunities will still be waiting for you when you’re done ruling the world!

A Final Reminder For August 2020

Even when the world seems to be continuing to turn and speed ahead without you, the stars and the cards are truly here to help you catch up.

Sometimes the wisdom of the Tarot or the forecast of the latest astrology transit may not always make sense in the moment, but the words offered will hold resonance for us later down the road when we truly need it.

This is why a Tarotscope is a valuable tool to have at your disposal for the month ahead — you can refer to it at any point throughout the month!

Related article: What the Tarot Forecasts for Summer 2020

Want to see what else the cards have to say? Check in with your daily Tarot reading or try a free three-card Tarot spread!

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An honest Aries with a grounded Virgo Moon and Rising, Lexi Hikari picked up her first astrology book at age 12, and has loved the language of the stars ever since. She began her… Learn More About The Author »

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