Your August Career Tarotscope Is Here

We’re not going to remind you that summer is ending soon. (No one likes that jerk). But with August comes those first thoughts of fall, back-to-school season, and the chance to renew your focus on your career and finances. You don’t have to give up your beach time just yet, but those hot and sticky dog days of summer are definitely less appealing than they were in June. Isn’t it time to get back to business?

Ahead, we asked Angie Banicki, tarot reader to the stars, to provide us with work-and-money focused tarotscopes for August. Unlike traditional horoscopes, these provide insights from the tarot deck, plus Banicki's included a song or two from Spotify that will help guide you this month.

With an eye on your career and finances, your tarotscope can help you get on track for a productive and prosperous fall, humidity be damned.
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Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Influenced by the Nine of Swords Reversed
Music: "Take You Higher (Radio Edit)," Goodwill & Hook N Sling

Aries! You are getting closer. Have you felt like you're working more and not making the money you know you deserve? Well the worst is over. Yes, you’ve been working double time, and your future is finally looking brighter! You aren’t going to see the shift yet but know you’re on your way. This month, the cards are saying it’s time to switch up your environment. Take a vacation. You deserve a break, and new surroundings will rejuvenate you and help put out the positive vibe you need to bring in $$$.
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Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Influenced by the Ace of Wands Reversed
Music: "Ain't No Reason," Brett Dennen

Has work got you emotionally exhausted? Perhaps a female coworker or client has been making you a little crazy? Let it go! Focus on the future. Time to set some financial goals! Where do you see yourself in six months? A year? Put it in writing, because your ideas and thoughts this month will manifest in the coming years. You might even be thinking about a new job or position in the company. Put it all out there — set some goals, plan how you can help achieve them, and then be patient to let it come in!
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Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Influenced by the Judgement
Music: "Run On," Moby

Gem, if you've been slacking off, now is the time to get with the program! This is a time when your efforts are being watched and noticed. Show 'em what your made of! Good honest hard work is the name of the game this month. You will reap what you sow, so start making it happen. And just like you’re being noticed at work, you will be on the road, too, so don't drive recklessly now, or you could end up with a nasty speeding ticket. If you do, make sure to pay those fines. Judgement is karma, and we want you to have all of the good kind now.
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Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Influenced by the Knight of Swords Reversed
Music: "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," The Miracles

No big purchases this month, Cancer! You are doing soul work now — as long as you own that, you are golden. If you are looking to make a big purchase, sit with it and explore all your options. Let September be your month to make a move. You might not be seeing all the fine print, or you may be surprised by a deal that comes along after Labor Day. Especially if you’re looking to move or buy a new house. No stressing about it in August, simply enjoy the process of looking. Perhaps you’ll even find a new appreciation for the place you’re in!
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Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Influenced by the Ace of Cups Reversed
Music: "Hallways," Islands

Are you too emotionally tied up in your job? This month, take a look at how your work life is affecting you personally. Are you staying in an unhappy professional situation because you have feelings for the people involved? Or maybe your boss has just been making you miserable? Sometimes, these things are the universe giving you a little nudge so you can start seeing a new direction more clearly. This is a good month to think about the changes you are almost ready to start making!
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Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Influenced by 4 of Wands
Music: "Life Is a Highway," Tom Cochrane

Time to start enjoying life a little more! Work frustrating you or making you feel stalled? Focus on that wedding you’ve got coming up! Or plan some fun activities — go to a concert, hit up Burning Man, or take a road trip with your love! You’ll come back to the office with a new appreciation. If you are a creative, you’ll get some great material or inspiration when you’re on the road this month. So get out there, open up, and soak in all that energy waiting for you on the highway of life.
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Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Influenced by The Chariot
Music: "Karma Police," Radiohead; "Inspiration," Gipsy Kings

Time to start paying off those debts, Libra. With a little discipline you can do it. Set some goals and stick to 'em. You can see the bigger picture now, and it’s exciting to look into the future. Itching to go travel? Create a dream adventure for the holidays! This month is more focused on you doing the work now with visionary eyes set on what’s to come.
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Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Influenced by the 4 of Swords
Music: "Eat You Alive," The Oh Hello’s; "Near Light," Ólafur Arnalds

Scorpio, are you feeling less confident with money matters? Behind on payments? This month is a time to think about ways to bring in extra dough. If you have your own business, how might you add new services to increase revenue? Or perhaps you need to get creative with how you can bring in new clients. This financial log jam isn’t going to be forever. Perhaps you need to find a way to give — to a charity or by donating your services to someone less fortunate. Often, all we need to do is act in abundance in order to call it in!
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Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 19)
Influenced by the Page of Pentacles Reversed
Music: "Lisztomania," Phoenix

Oh, Sagittarius, are you planning to ask for that raise or looking for a new job? Don’t push it this month! You definitely deserve more — but focus on showing off your talents and pumping up your boss now. Or sprucing up the résumé and getting it in the right hands. And then wait for it! Before the end of the year, you are in for quite the surprise. Good news is so close — you might even get that dream job offer in September! — and those financial woes are about to disappear.
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Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Capricorn (December 20 - January 19)
Influenced by the Page of Wands
Music: "Little Yellow Spider," Devendra Banhart; "Petition," Tennis

You are EXACTLY where you are meant to be right now, and good news is on its way! Trust the process. You are learning big lessons this month, weaving the web of your destiny and waiting for fate to bring you what you want and need. I only warn that — as you wait for that job opportunity, new client, or big sale — don’t lose faith when it takes some time or you get disappointing news. You are so close. And you’ll keep getting signs. Know any pitfalls are just there to prepare you for the big jump.
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Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Influenced by the 2 of Swords Reversed
Music: "Lust For Life," Iggy Pop

Oh, Aquarius: always working your butt off and making things happen. This month you want more! More money, more things, more adventures. What do you need? PATIENCE. Take your time. Be suspicious of new financial schemes. Keep your money safe this month. And double check invoices and documents. Cool your jets.
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Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Influenced by the 3 of Pentacles Reversed
Music: "I Feel Better," Hot Chip; "Go Your Own Way," Fleetwood Mac

August is a happy month for you. If you’ve been feeling down about work, things are on the rise. And an unexpected opportunity is heading your way! When you negotiate the offer, ask for what you deserve; Pisces tend to see the whole picture and want to make everyone comfortable, but this is your chance to get what you want. Stand up for yourself — if you’ve worked for it, you’ll know what you should get. GET IT!