Today’s Tarot Card for Friday, Aug. 10thThe High Priestess

The High Priestess

This Tarot Deck: Fantastical Tarot

General Meaning:

Traditionally called the High Priestess, this major arcana, or trump, card represents human wisdom. She can be viewed as a kind of female Pope, the ancient Egyptian Priestess of Isis, the even older snake and bird Goddesses, the Greek Goddess Persephone, or the Eve of Genesis before the Fall.

For the accused heretics who were burnt at the stake for revering her in the 14th and 15th century, she symbolized the prophecy of the return of the Holy Spirit, which was perceived as the female aspect of the Holy Trinity.

In the sequence of cards in the major arcana, the High Priestess appears as soon as the Fool decides he wants to develop his innate powers, making a move toward becoming a Magus. The High Priestess is his first teacher, representing the Inner Life and the method for contacting it, as well as the contemplative study of Nature and the Holy Mysteries.

Your Daily Horoscopes for August 10th

Motivating ourselves may be a problem today unless something happens to make us uncomfortable, because the easygoing Taurus Moon prompts us to sustain activities that bring us pleasure. We could become so entrenched in where we are and what we’re doing that we don’t want anything to change. However, we quickly grow restless once the Moon shifts into changeable Gemini at 4:10 pm EDT, giving us a second wind just in time to enjoy the weekend.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Settling in to a slower pace isn’t as easy as it sounds. Nevertheless, it’s a smart idea to relax while you can because the pace is going to pick up again later in the day. Try practicing reliable techniques such as yoga, t’ai chi or meditation. If you have excess energy, take a walk, work in the garden or do something creative. Just make sure you partake in activities that rejuvenate you rather than depleting you.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

It might seem as if someone is pushing your emotional buttons now just to upset you, but your resistance is strong and you won’t likely get involved in other people’s dramas. Your stubbornness works in your favor when establishing your boundaries today. You can be bull-headed yet, thankfully, others won’t take your lack of interest as a personal rejection. Nevertheless, give yourself permission to change your mind at the last moment.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your imagination is busy with captivating fantasies today, challenging you to stay focused on the events in the outer world. However, you may actually become single-minded as you mull the same image over and over again in your daydream. Don’t worry; your current obsession won’t last long and soon you will be back to your old playful and productive self once more.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Your mind doggedly pulls you into the future, whether or not you’re ready for it. However, your current thoughts aren’t just idle musings; you’re actually laying the foundation for what will unfold over the months ahead. Instead of cutting yourself off from the connections to your own memories, weave them into your dreams. Your subconscious will do the rest.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You might feel uneasy today with the expectations of others conflicting with your own ideas about how you want to spend your day. Try to avoid bringing a conflict to a head now, for it probably won’t resolve the tension anyhow. Instead, accept the differences between your needs and your reality. Discussing your worries with a good friend over the weekend will help to soothe your concerns.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It’s difficult to find satisfaction today because your plans seem to be getting cold while sitting on the back burner. But even if some larger pieces of the puzzle are out of place, enough of the smaller ones fit so well that the energy still flows. Nevertheless, you’re wise to take it slowly and use this time to rejuvenate and prepare for the next adventure around the corner.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It may seem readily apparent to you that others are attempting to influence your feelings in an indirect way today. Unfortunately, your friends won’t come right out and say what they want. Instead, you feel an awkward undercurrent and there isn’t much you can do about it other than recognizing it for what it is. It’s crucial to remember that you don’t need to sink to a level of retaliation. Moving ahead with your own agenda is your best course of action.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You might feel as if others are trying to make something appear less complicated than it is now. You are all too familiar with the truth, but cannot get anyone to see it from your perspective. Accept that there are totally different ways of looking at a similar experience. Multiple points of view bring much-needed awareness and choice. Seeking common ground increases your chances for success.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You’re off in your own world today, reminiscing about a recent trip or planning your next one. However, reality keeps calling you back to the boring tasks at hand. Although you might rather be somewhere else, it’s necessary to concentrate on your current work now. Take care of chores as soon as possible and you’ll be able to enjoy yourself without remorse over the weekend.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

A gentle dance between your heart and your head can lure you into socially warm waters today. You might feel as if you are trying to overcome some old limitations that are based on an unpleasant memory. Fortunately, the past is over and you aren’t tied to yesterday. Your current truths are quite different now. There’s not as much risk in the present moment as you think. Just do what comes naturally and enjoy the ride.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Be cautious about your interactions with others today since complex emotional issues can drain you of much-needed energy. You don’t need to take someone else’s problems and automatically make them yours, even if you care a great deal about the people involved. Listen with an open heart, but keep some of your feelings private, nonetheless.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

This relatively quiet day can turn chatty if a co-worker tells you more than you need to know. However, you cannot just ignore someone in need when he or she comes to you with a problem. Thankfully, lending a helping hand doesn’t mean giving up your own agenda. Let others know your limits and then stick to them.

Your Weekend Lunar Love Horoscopes for Aug. 10 – 12

Weekend Love: Lunar Loveby Jeff Jawer

A Lighter Love

August 10 – 12

The Moon skips into diverse Gemini on Friday afternoon, multiplying our social options this weekend. Since moods shift quickly in this adaptable sign, it’s better to plan short events instead of longer ones that could become boring. Mentally stimulating activities and conversations carry a fun, playful quality, so it’s easy to chat up just about anyone now. We’re not looking for commitment; simply seeking connections that come without the pressure of high expectations. It’s best not to take people too seriously now since the depth of our feelings may not match the eloquence of our words.
Variety is the spice of Gemini life, so be sure not to stick with the usual weekend routines. Doing different things together can help to revive an ongoing relationship or lead to meeting someone new. Connections comes easily, but aren’t necessarily made to last. If you’re concerned about a relationship, this might be a good time to talk about issues, but don’t expect this to be the end of the discussion

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Aug. 10th

If you are an avid reader of this Cosmic Calendar, then you already know that the Moon in Taurus is in void mode until 1:12PM PDT. However, why fret and worry over things you cannot change? Utilize a Moon-Venus parallel (5:48AM PDT) to have a rich and lively morning. Be a whirling dervish in the creative arts and add entries to your future social calendar. Generously give your support and encouragement to friends and family members needing assistance or down on their luck.  Once the Moon leaves its void context and enters airy Gemini (1:12PM PDT), flexibility and versatility are the name of the game. Reading, writing and research are back in force, and even Mercury is beginning to pick some daily speed — adding a boost to your intellectual prowess. A supportive, 60-degree alliance from the Moon to Mercury (4:59PM PDT) confirms the foregoing statement.  You’ve got the wind at your back and can be raring to go, but realize that this weekend can either super-charge your psychic battery pack or leave you heavily depleted. Know where you are going and what you want to accomplish over the next 48-hour time-period.