August 01, 2016
Tarotscope 1st - 7th August

This week, let's talk about love and romance and sex, baby!

by Atanti Widyadhari, Columnist
Lifestyle // Horoscope
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This week’s Tarotscope will be pretty special as we welcome Venus transit in Virgo. Unlike the past forecasts, let’s focus on love, romance, and sexy time today! So, Venus in Virgo, how is it any different than past Venus transits?
 
Venus in Virgo brings us the simplest yet most sincere practical love. Unlike Venus in Leo, the energy surrounds us would help us navigate our love life without any drama involved. We wouldn’t need to show off our romantic side or trying so hard to be funny and attractive. With Virgo’s blessing, we will show love by carrying our partner’s grocery bags, reminding them when to go for doctor’s appointment, or listening to them when they need us the most. Venus in Virgo is a servicing kind of love; one that would keep old lovers together until their deathbed.
 
But do not expect all loving and caring 24 hours in our relationship. When Venus moves to Virgo, the square aspect between Venus and Mars in Sagittarius becomes stronger after Mars’ recent transit on August 3rd. The closer Venus gets to Mercury in Virgo, the closer Mars gets to Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius. With a square aspect between Venus and Mercury with Mars and Saturn retrograde, more arguments would happen due to Virgo’s love for criticism. Venus’ energy affects women more than men, so expect a lot of arguments caused by women criticising and questioning their men down to every little details possible.
 
An opposition between Mercury and Neptune retrograde in Pisces does not help either. This aspect will cause you to perceive illusion easier than usual. Unexplained jealousy may arise, so if you feel paranoid thinking your man is cheating, you should know that there’s a 50 percent chance it’s not happening. Use your logic or your intuition to read between the lines. See the bigger picture before making your judgment. Neptune retrograde in Pisces plays with your feelings, and you shouldn’t fall for it so easily.
 
This week, embrace your inner loving housewife. Be there when they need you, but lower down the criticism if it’s not too important. Maintain the trust between you, and hopefully things would last longer than forever. (awwwww!)


Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)


Two of Swords (Peace)
 
Deep down you knew you’re tired of having to agree to disagree with your partner. You want the spark and the romance back, but things aren’t like what it used to be. So why don’t you talk to your partner privately, just the two of you? It wouldn’t hurt to give things a try, Leo. Go to the movies, arrange a dinner date, do the best you can to make things special again. All you need right now is love, and love is all you’ll get once you get pass through this.
 
You should listen to:
Our Love is Here to Stay - Ella Fitzgerald
 
You should wear:
The Hierophant
 
Do dress to impress, Leo, but not too much, please. Unlike last week’s statement piece advice, this week let your inner beauty glow instead. Stick with simple khaki pants or navy blue skirt with a pair of kitten heels or suede boots. You can give your tops a semi-formal touch by wearing a t-shirt under your blazer. For makeup, give your cheek a rosy glow with a dewy finish. Keep it fresh and simple. Let your coworkers focus on your words and your facial expression, not your clothes.
 
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)
Ten of Wands (Oppression)

Being with your lover allows you to laugh the hardest and be your happiest self. However, long term commitment doesn’t seem to be in the picture. If love is what you’re looking for, look again. With family and your loved ones getting on the way, maybe you should find another back up plan.

 
Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)
Prince of Wands
 
You’re kind of in need of some me-time because you know this disagreement over small things is slowly killing your relationship. Take a one or two-day break to catch your breath. Read a book, go to the beach, or get a massage. Make sure you bring a romantic surprise gift when you get back, Libra!
 
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
Six of Cups (Pleasure)
 
Nothing beats the comfortable feeling between you and your lover, Scorpio. Right now your busy schedule and your career are getting in the way, but you know both of you are going to be just fine. It may be flat at the moment, but with a little bit more romance, you can easily bring back the sparks in the bedroom.
 
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Nine of Swords (Cruelty)
 
No matter what you do, your mind isn’t really here for love, Sagittarius. There are other important things that occupy your brain, such as money and career, and this clashes with your love life. If you want to get the romance back, be mindful of your words. It’s great to be honest, but only if you’re sensitive enough.
 
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Death
 
Communication is the key to saving your relationship, Capricorn. Keeping secrets doesn’t work anymore, as your true feelings will eventually comes out. Don’t worry about having a conflict. What’s important is for you to be honest to them and to yourself. Let’s get you out of this mess, shall we?
  
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
The Tower
 
All good things must end to give way to a newer, better things ahead. You knew at some point it’s going to happen. All of the red signals are there, but you kept on going anyway. It’s okay, at least you learned something out of it. Now dust your shoulder, go out, have fun, and move on. Be happy, Aquarius!
 
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
Seven of Disks (Failure)
 
Your loved one will stand by you, no matter what, Pisces. You don’t have to be ashamed for not having enough drive or ambition to be “the very best like no one ever was”. This will only be a temporary meltdown for you. Don’t worry! Tell them how you feel and I’m sure they’ll understand. 
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
The Aeon
 
You don’t have to make your own decision alone, Aries. If you can’t see the future with them, it’s okay to walk away from the relationship slowly. You don’t have to walk away from your feelings yet, if you can’t. Take your time and feel free to explore your options. One day you’ll be relieved that you took this step.
 
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Nine of Wands (Strength)
 
To love is to be happy. So let me ask you, are you happy with them? If you do, nothing else matters doesn’t it? There will be others who don’t like what you do or whom you’re with, and you shouldn’t let this be the deciding factor for you. This too shall pass, Taurus. Let’s put your happiness above everything else.
 
Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)
Seven of Swords (Futility)
 
Right now love feels closer to your heart, but feels a lot distant than you thought it would. If you want to make it happen, you have to let go of your ego. But I don’t think it’s going to make you truly happy, though. Don’t commit to something that would strip away your happiness in the long run, Gemini.
 
Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)
Queen of Cups
 
You can put up a strong front, but deep down you are a bowl of mush. You long for someone with a deeper connection, but you couldn’t seem to find the right fit. They once existed, but they’re too far from your reach. What should you do? Try finding love in places you never thought you would, Cancer!
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