Nikki’s Weekly Tarot Reading: August 17-23, 2020

weekly tarot reading
Tarot cards are from the Holly Simple Tarot deck.

Strength and 8 of Wands

We have two lovely pink cards to guide us through the coming week. They share their guidance for the Leo New Moon on the 18th-19th, as well as their energy for the days ahead.

Strength is the 8th card in the Major Arcana. It is about feeling fearful or unsure about things but doing them anyway. It is about holding our worries and taming our inner saboteur through acceptance and love.

Most anxieties and fears are rooted in untruth. Most of what we worry about will never happen. We ‘future-ize’ or make up imaginary situations that keep us from taking action.

We can embrace the Strength card by connecting to our five senses. Find a time to sit still and connect to what you see, hear, feel, smell, and taste. 

Marvel at how you can do all five at once. The breeze on your face, the taste of fruit, the sound of the radio, the glare from the sun, the smell of grass.

Your brain is always processing but are we present to it? Connecting to our senses is a fast way to be more in the moment.

The Strength card is confident because it knows we have always made it through our worst days. Strength takes their skills from all of the past experiences and uses them to propel forward.

Strength is necessary to get through the intensity of the times we are living. We need strength to weather the ups and downs of a pandemic and to have the courage to be an anti-racist during this time of global awakening and uprising.


We understand that this is a marathon and not a sprint. We need fuel from our reserves to get us through. By finding inner respite through acceptance of our more turbulent emotions, we can feel empowered to push forward.

The Strength card is here to call us to courage. It knows many of us are dealing with personal fears and worries. It does not want to discount those, but to keep our goals in focus and move forward where we can.

The 8 of Wands, also called Swiftness, is a card that removes obstacles and propels us forward with ease.

Similar to a clear quartz crystal, this card is all about amplifying the vibrations that are already present while simultaneously bringing added clarity.

When partnered with the Strength card, the 8 of Wands will support our confidence, remove blocks, and help us let go of feelings of sluggishness.

Swiftness is a card of positivity, clear communication, and of course swift-moving energy. The fast vibrations will put a flame to the energy of Strength.

Through these cards, we will operate from a place of love rather than fear. We will not forget what we have gone through, but we will move forward with more openness and determination.

We will be more present to the current moment and build up reserves for the days ahead. We will remember our power and agency to do what we put our mind to.

Mantra: I have strength to support myself. Light, positivity, and swiftness guide my way. 

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Read More:

Intuitive Astrology: Leo New Moon August 2020

Leo New Moon Ritual

Understanding Tarot: Strength

About the author

Nikki Fogerty

I have been studying and reading tarot for 16 years. My goal is to support your ability to connect with your own intuitive wisdom. Through the cards we can go deeper into any area of your life you are looking for guidance.

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