August 15, 2016
Tarotscope 15th-21st August 2016

Enjoy a weekend filled with optimism when the Full Moon opens its door in Aquarius on August 18. It's a celebration of a new journey and self-reinvention for the new you!

by Atanti Widyadhari, Columnist
Lifestyle // Horoscope
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Enjoy a weekend filled with optimism when the Full Moon opens its door in Aquarius on August 18. It’s a celebration of a new journey and self-reinvention for the new you! This week’s lunation is a penumbral eclipse; technically a half eclipse. Nevertheless, it’s still a full moon on steroids. Matched with a sextile with Uranus retrograde in Aries and the usual opposition with Sun in Leo, this week’s full moon will spark your life with surprises. It will strike you like a wildfire, but with a gentler aftermath to help you rebuild your future brick by brick.
 
A full moon with lunar eclipse brings a surprising new beginning with the announcement of a final ending. Whether it’s a change of career, a break up, or moving to a new country, a lunar eclipse is a sign for you to move forward with your life because an exciting prospect is waiting for you ahead. You may feel emotional and sentimental at times, but the only way to get past through this is by not looking back. Ever.
 
Aquarius is a sign of invention and friendship, so it’s not a cool idea to spend your full moon mulling over an uncomfortable ending when you could’ve let your buddies help you get back on your feet. The sextile with Uranus (Aquarius’ ruler) in Aries tells you to get ready for unexpected surprises, if you’re ready to put yourself out there. Pop up at random house parties this weekend and immerse yourself in life-changing stories around you. Make as many new friends as you can, even if both of you are too drunk to talk. Or if you have enough free time, host a Couchsurfing guest and introduce them in your city. You’ll see how much you’ve missed in life once you’re surrounded by new inspiration everyday.
 
This week's Full Moon in Aquarius wants you to be carefree, independent, and open to spontaneous opportunities. An ending, or any ending in this case, could just be a blessing in disguise for you. If you infuse optimism in everything you do, you’ll always be ready for what’s next. So what are you waiting for?
 
Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)
Ten of Swords (Ruin)



 
You can let your claw out if you want to, but maybe don’t dig in too deep, Leo. Although you don’t owe your success to anyone, it doesn’t cost you at all to play nice, isn’t it? This week, focus on establishing good relationships with your peers. You may need them one day, so don’t decide on burning bridges before you sleep it off. Conflict and arguments may happen, but don’t let it scare you from becoming a decent human being. We all can be business partners or acquaintances without having to like each others so much, can't we?
  
You should listen to:
Kill Em With Kindness - Selena Gomez
 
You should wear:
Ace of Disks
 
Pay attention to your hands this week because they’re the first thing someone would pay attention to when they shake your hands. You don’t want to miss any business deals because you’ve forgotten to do a manicure, right? Keep your nails short and clean. Don’t overdo your nails by putting some bling on as a simple red polish will do the job. Stack a few brass rings or rough cut gemstone rings to grace your fingers. A touch of gold colour on your wrist will be a nice additional element too.
 
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)
The Moon
 
It’s not easy for you to show your emotion publicly, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t feel it. Being in touch with your emotion and your vulnerability gives you the time to heal your pain inside. It’s okay to admit your weakness if it makes you stronger. Just like a wound, you need to air it to heal it, am I right?
 
Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)
Ace of Swords
 
You’ve been procrastinating on your chores and responsibilities for the past few weeks and you know it has to stop at some point. Why not start this week then? Let’s list the things that you need to do and wrap things up by this weekend, so you can start next week with fresh new ideas. Sounds good?
 
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
Eight of Wands (Swiftness)
 
Busy bee Scorpio must be ready to take on another challenge this week! Put your personal issue aside, because work knows no personal time. In fact, try teaming up with your loved ones in case you need a little help with your project. Don’t wait until you get buried under those piles of paperwork!
 
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Princess of Wands
 
A project that seems so effortless actually requires a lot of hard work in the back end. This week you’ll find out how hard it is once you’re getting more involved in it. Sounds like a challenge? Well, buckle up! Because it’s going to be a fun one for you, Sagittarius. You’ll learn so much from this, trust me.
 
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
The Hierophant
 
You can help your friend by advising them with your problem solving flair, but make sure you get something in return too! People often take too much without giving back and this week you’re not in the mood for conflict. It’s okay to ask for something in return, dear Capricorn. I’m sure they’ll be happy to help you out.

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Queen of Swords
 
Work is going to be unusually tiring this week as some of your colleagues have decided to trust you with new projects. It’s a big deal for you, but it also takes a physical toll on you. Don’t let the stress get the best of you, Aquarius. Take some fish oil and vitamin to stay in shape for new challenges ahead.
 
 
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
The Tower
 
This week, be mindful of what you’ll say because you may hurt someone you love with your words. Your emotion is going all roller coaster so a word slip may happen once or twice. If some things don’t work out, it’s probably for the best. The road isn’t always smooth uphill, so always be ready to let go.
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
The Universe
 
All the glory days in the past won’t come back exactly as they were, but there are other exciting adventures waiting for you ahead, Aries. Don’t latch onto your comfort zone. It’s time to say goodbye to your old life and start a new journey, albeit rather uncertain. Hey, everything is going to be just fine, don’t worry!
 
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Six of Wands (Victory)
 
Forgiving and forgetting is not easy, but you’ll have to let go eventually because now you’re trying to mask your pain with ambition. Don’t start a new project or work with concealed sadness, Taurus. Always start something new with the right mindset if you want your personal life and work life to go as planned.
 
Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)
Princess of Disks
 
Don’t worry, Gemini. Everything is going to be alright. You may not like what you’re doing at work right now, but there’s always rainbow at the end of the rain for you. Swallow your pride and do as you’re told, but ask questions if you have to. This situation is just temporary until you find another job/project to do.
 
Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)
The Sun
 
You can’t always judge someone by its cover, Cancer. First impression is important, but sometimes it could mean nothing. This week you’ll surprise yourself by getting along with someone you thought you wouldn’t like. So try not to be too judgmental and leave some room for errors, ok?
Çanti is a free spirited tarot reader and astrology writer based in Bali. She founded Foxglove Tarot, an online tarot reading service for the spiritually curious. She uses Thoth Tarot to decode your weekly astrology findings and Bohemian Cats Tarot for her daily heart-to-heart session. Say “hi” to her on Facebook, Twitter, and her website