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August 18 Tarotscopes

Kerry Ward from Tarot Bella brings you this moonths four week forecast for your element and I (Clare, of Bonearrow, first of her name, mother of jewels) write your prescription for the...

Kerry Ward from Tarot Bella brings you this moonths four week forecast for your element and I (Clare, of Bonearrow, first of her name, mother of jewels) write your prescription for the perfect crystals to balance your energy.

This new moon in Leo is another eclipse moon, the last of a set of summer eclipses and it most of us are already felling the pull. If there ever were a new moon to start afresh, this feels like it. This might be why I've been feeling a strange connection to Smoky Quartz these last few days, it's grounding, cleansing energy is tugging at me and I'm not the only one. So, I'm prescribing everyone smoky quartz this month to clear away the cobwebs and another crystal to compliment it and take this fresh energy forward. 

Kerry has pulled 3 cards for each of the zodiac's elemental signs, one for Body, one for Mind, and one for Spirit, and offers her guidance and insight on how to work with the energy you may experience in this new moon cycle. 
​Find your element below to read your tarotscope. ​​

The twelve signs of the zodiac are categorised into four groups of three signs, each ruled by a particular element:

Air - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Earth - Taurus, Virgo, Capircorn.
Fire - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
Water - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.

The signs ruled by each element are naturally compatible with each other, they ‘get’ each other and share similar values, attitudes and outlooks on life. Birds of a feather fly together. If your coven had a member from each zodiac sign, your other two element signs would be your best witches.

This New Moon forecast uses The Wild Unknown tarot deck to understand each element’s Body, Mind and Soul focuses for the moon cycle ahead and suggests the crystals that could help bring you balance.

FIRE Signs - Leo, Aries, Sagittarius 

Body- Four of Swords

You. Are. Pooped.
And the Universe is writing you a Sick Note, right now, to take a time out from everyday life. Don’t worry, it’ll all be there waiting for you when you return, but you need to remove yourself from the fray. A vacay would be great, but if not then a forced mental break from what worries you. Do stuff that soothes and relaxes your body. Un-frazzle. Seriously, if you don’t then life will just nudge you harder until you do!

Mind- Three of Pentacles

People are recognising how frickin’ awesome you are, and are keen to offer you new opportunities, broader responsibilities or just nice rewards for being a diamond. It’s because you’ve shown what you’re capable of, and that there’s promise and potential for more. Trust and believe that (as you take your time out, we haven’t forgot that have we?). You’re ready to step up.

Spirit- Nine of Swords

This card represents unspoken anxiety, often about our future. The kind of worries which we keep secret, and therefore loom out of proportion as they fester within, growing bigger and uglier. ENOUGH! This is probably why you’re so pooped. Exorcise these concerns by talking them out in the cold light of day. Watch their hold over you fade. Face down your demons, they’re actually just vapour and shadow…

Your Crystal Prescription: Ok, so firstly you need to take a break. Stop for a moment and meditate, take a bath or a nap with a smoky quartz, cleanse your house or work space and leave smoky quartz to do the work. Smoky Quartz will ground any negative energy and turn it into positive so, when you feel rested, you can bring in some Jade to take that energy on and make use of it. Jade helps you to now yourself, and when you know yourself, you can be yourself and let all your talents and unique skills shine. This authenticity brings prosperity and abundance, luck and fortune in the best way.

EARTH Signs - Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus

Body- Four of Coins

Headaches and constipation could be your lucky gifts this month, unless you release some of the emotional blockages you’ve been hoarding! Your beliefs and needs around money and security are high priority and, currently, in danger of making you stressed. Chill a bit. You’re a practical, resilient sort and you CAN handle life’s ups and downs. Worry a little less and your body will unwind.

Mind- The Sun

Think positive! Gah, don’t you just hate it when people say that! I do.
But, you know what, you should try it this month because it might reboot some of the negative thought processes you’ve gotten too familiar with and are fast becoming a default. Consciously STOP yourself when you feel the path of (doomed) least resistance forming before you. Take a different route. To HappyTown. Soon it will become the ‘new normal’.

Spirit- Judgment

Someone or something deserves a second chance. And, now that you’re older and wiser and recognise your mistakes, things will be different this time around. What or who do you miss? What regrets do you see an opportunity to address? What would you do over if you could?
You can.
Get to it.

Your Crystal Prescription: Smoky quartz, like amethyst, turns negative energy into positive, working deep in the psyche and grounding negative energy back into the earth. Take a bath with smoky quartz, it's a great stress reliever, and add some rose quartz for extra deep healing. You need to let go of any negative thoughts or self beliefs you've let become a habit. Try closing your eyes and holding a smoky quartz in your left hand and feeling the negativity drain out of you, whilst a rose quartz in your right hand draws love and positivity in, open your eyes and feel a new sense of calm.

AIR Signs - Libra, Aquarius, Gemini

Body- Five of Swords

You need to find a way to channel all of that energy and mental activity you’ve got going on. There is a tendency to default to (self-destructive) activities too often, like *ahem* boozing and carousing, or lazing and pigging out. You can be a devil at times. But what good does it do you? When you get these surges of thought, feeling or energy- get ACTIVE. Find something you really do enjoy doing and use it as a focus. You’ll be surprised at the results.

Mind- Queen of Wands

It’s time to take control and get in charge of a project you hold dear to you- it could be the annual holiday, or a home spruce, or work, or a venture you’ve started with friends. Whatever you’re finding inspiring right now, you need to take the reins and drive it forwards whilst you’ve got this oomph-y energy about you.

Spirit- Ace of Swords

Telling the truth can be a bummer; it backfires more often than it helps anyone along. Yet, it’s that time again! Your conscience is pricking you to say what you’ve left unsaid to date. It doesn’t have to be anything AWFUL… it could be just how you really feel about someone important. Get it off your chest this month. Clear the air.

Your Crystal Prescription: Ground that excess energy you're feeling, Air signs, don't let it carry you off course. Use smoky quartz to connect yourself back to the earth and back to your centre. And if you need help speaking your mind, or at least being tactful about it, blue lace agate can help you find your voice and communicate clearly and calmly.

WATER Signs- Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces

Body- Eight of Pentacles

The Universe would like you to learn and practice something new in your life, to benefit your physical health. Could be cooking thai food, rodeo riding, aromatherapy, hot yoga… who knows! But it gets your blood flowing and fuels you with good stuff. Seek classes, courses, demos and advice from pals (who look a million bucks- what’s their secret?). This is the month to start something new and physically rewarding. 

Mind- Two of Wands

Stop ruminating over something you’ve been undecided about for a loooonnng time. It’s not even that important and it’s just taking up headspace, stopping you from tackling more rewarding and pressing stuff. Make a decision already! And then get on with it. Job done. 

Spirit- Four of Coins

Better the devil you know, right? Nope. There’s an area of life you’re dissatisfied with (possibly where this pesky decision lies) but have clung to because at least you ‘get’ it and feel (somewhat) safe there. Spiritually it’s a bit of a vampire, sucking you dry of life force. Enough’s enough. Get up and go, this month. Close the door. Walk on. You won’t regret it and you won’t even look back. A bottleneck of fresh energy and opportunity has been waiting for you to do this, itching for space in your life. Things will improve quickly.

Your Crystal Prescription: Let's use this new moon eclipse to draw a line under everything that's passed, all that you've worried about and dwelt on the past few weeks. Allow grounding smoky quartz to suck up all the negative energy thats been swirling around you, whether real or imagined and turn it into positive, fresh, new-start energy. Then I'm prescribing you a dose of pyrite to super charge you. Pyrite is a powerhouse of fiery energy that will help launch you into action. Insiring and motivating, pyrite will take your fresh energy, and you, forward into your next chapter with mystical abundance!

Kerry Ward is a Nottingham based tarot reader, and Cosmopolitan magazine’s 

first tarot expert, with over 20 years experience reading tarot and many happy clients all over the world.
You can book a personal, written reading with Kerry, which comes as a beautifully illustrated brochure, at
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