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AUGUST: The Four of Swords

As you may have seen from instagram or emails I've been feeling a little burnt out lately so I'm taking some much needed time off. With this in mind, Kerry...

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As you may have seen from instagram or emails I've been feeling a little burnt out lately so I'm taking some much needed time off. With this in mind, Kerry has pulled a card that represents just this - The Four of Swords, and another card to see where you might need to take some time out. So though there may not be a Holy Stones drop this month your tarotscopes are still in!

Kerry says: August is a very Four of Swords time of the year- it’s when we relax, go on holiday, take a more easy and open approach to daily life. You can’t pour from an empty jug and August is the time to recharge and replenish.

Find your element and see what the cards have in store for you below.

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


Four of Swords, Five of Coins

Four of Swords coupling with Five of Coins shows that you have been increasingly burdened and dragged down by a loss or setback, that is now in the past, which affected your confidence or security, or even identity, at a deep level. You have been healing. And healing absorbs much energy. So, this month, look back objectively at this old wound. Find a silver lining. Let the ~stick~ emotions go. Unbind yourself from dwelling on it. You HAVE moved on, really believe that, and put down this ~weight~ you’ve been dragging around.

Your crystal prescription: Malachite is a great stone for healing old emotional wounds, and also for letting go of past trauma. If you truly want to let go of old sorrows or something that has got you down, tell your woes to a malachite and leave it next to an open window to whisper your worries into the wind.


Four of Swords, The High Priestess

Four of Swords coupling with The High Priestess asks you to introduce some esoteric and mindful rituals into your schedule. Meditation is a must! Join a class, download an app, listen to a guided meditation on youtube. The High Priestess recommends slowing down, tuning in to your inner voice (it’s very wise), and taking regular (daily, ideally) ~time outs~ to do just this. You will notice an immediate and lasting difference.

Your crystal prescription: If you need to take some time to connect with your higher self, especially if you're meditating, a labradorite can be a great stone to have with you. Sleep with one under your pillow or journal with one in your hand and listen to what your inner voice has to say. 


Four of Swords, Four of Coins

Four of Swords coupling with Four of Coins shows that it’s in variety, change and new news that you reboot your energy levels. A change is as good as a rest for stimulant-hungry Air Signs. Look at the patterns and habits and schedules you are most immersed in, and seek to bring in new routines and activities ready for September. Shake it up a bit. Invest in how you can make each week different to the last. Novelty wakes you up!

Your crystal prescription: If you're looking to shake things up a bit then pyrite can help you do just that. Energising, motivating and full of positive energy Pyrite can help to bring in change and refresh your air. Wear one or keep one in your pocket for a burst of energy when you need it.


Four of Swords, Four of Coins

Four of Swords with Three of Swords begs you to identify and ~surgically remove~ the sources of stress, pain and even toxicity in your life. Bad friends, bad bosses, bad commitments, bad debts, bad habits- they can ALL go. Use August to purge and release yourself of things which make you sad, pressured, tense or unhappy. Do yourself this huge favour. Be firm. This is all for the best.

Your crystal prescription: Okay Water signs, let's cut some ties, it sounds like you need to, and the best crystal to do that is kyanite. Use a kyanite blade to psychically sever any ties you have to whatever it is that is stressing you out, bring you down or causing you pain, I promise you'll feel better for it.


Kerry Ward is a Nottingham based tarot reader, and Cosmopolitan magazine’s FIRST tarot expert, with over 20 years fortune telling experience, and many happy clients all over the world. You can book a personal, written reading, which comes as a beautifully illustrated brochure, at or follow her at @mytarotbella.

Perhaps you’d like to learn to read your own cards with Kerry? Click here to check out Kerry's NEW tarot course ‘Learn To Read Tarot Intuitively’. Just £55 (£10 more than a full reading, in return for acquiring a lifetime skill), your course content comes via email over 2 weeks. It can be done entirely at your own pace, and includes multi media resources to download and keep. By week one you’ll be reading the cards for yourself, and by week two you’ll be having fun and feeling confident!


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