The month has brought the world bad news – from the ongoing coronavirus mutations saga, which is now bringing on the Delta and other variants as emerging threats; the deadly floods in China from July, which are still making headlines this month; the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, which killed hundreds; and the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.; and possibly even more isolated occurrences that are not covered by the media.
I know it’s a dark time – a dark month! The world is indeed in shambles, possibly undergoing a massive overhaul. However, the cost is simply too high for many people whose lives have been lost or have been severely impacted. I’m not going to say these are signs of the end of the world! For the God I know is merciful, and he is the source of hope, salvation, and peace. So, why are all of these things happening? For the time being, these questions remain unanswered.
We chart our destinies and our choices do impact the people around us! I am not a fan of this common phrase used for validating one’s choices: “ gagawin ko kung ano ang makakapagpasaya sa akin hangga’t wala akong natatapakan na iba (I will do as I please or whatever will make me happy as long as I do not trample on other people). It’s a lame and a short-sighted excuse, in my opinion. That is why we must be mindful and only intend what is best for our highest good and the highest good of all, free of ideologies and egotistical agendas.
Meanwhile, let us look at the bright side. For this mid-month starting the 17th to the 31st of August, I pull a card from the Midnight Oracle Tarot (created by Sharon Julien, who has an Etsy shop for her handcrafted decks) for each of the zodiac signs to glean inspirations from for the rest of the month.
ARIES (21 March-20 April) – Moth
Take small steps until you reach the finish line. I see you taking different roles – possibly including ones that are entirely new to you. Please remember that you can manage to “fly” on your own without external help…although I feel for some Aries they feel resentful that they are not getting the support that they expect from other people. But this is a lesson that is honing you to be more self-reliant and patient. Do not be discouraged if during this time, things do not seem to go in your favour. I feel September through November will bring good news.
TAURUS (21 April-20 May) – Ring
I see this ring as a portal of transformation for you Taurus …or, do you just want to be somewhere else than where you are now? Are you anxious that the “greener pasture” that you seek is not as green as you expect? Doubts have dual purpose for you now…they hold you back from taking that leap of faith, while at the same time, it keeps your practical sense in check. Inevitably, you will take a leap of faith to whatever that it…but do not do it blindly. Do not put pressure on yourself now, Taurus. Options are limitless in the next few months.
GEMINI (21 May-20 June) – Mask
You are asked to shed off your old skin, which means, discovering your inner strengths and living by them. This is preparing you for the forthcoming months and years, which will demand of your dexterity in decision making and taking actions. For some Geminis, this would mean unearthing your trapped emotions and heal old wounds or conquering your fears by exposing them, taking them out of the shadows into the light. Anticipate a fast moving change when you do this – and for the better.
CANCER (21 June-22 July) – Path
What is about to come will bring you joy, Cancerians. But I can sense that you feel you are alone in this journey (some might feel misunderstood or not supported) but honestly, there are people cheering for you – only, you do not see it. I sense in this particular card a combination of anticipation and resignation. What will be, will be. It is not the time to harbour a defeatist outlook. Rather, be optimistic because even though there is no rainbow in sight, there is still that pot of gold around the bend and guess what, you are about to get there! Hang on!
LEO (23 July-22 August) – Hand
Oh…that amethyst in your hand! It is liberating you from old vices or old habits and beliefs. You are also assured of magical weeks, months and years ahead. But not the kind of magic that something just appears from nowhere! There is a sense of practicality in this magic that you are about to experience. Possibly getting that house or car; or receiving good tidings about practical or tangible matters. For Leos wishing for a relationship…the Universe has concocted a love potion that will lure the person that it intends for you! Now, that is magic!
VIRGO (23 August-22 September) – Crow
Virgo, right off the bat, I caution against sweet talks. Use your intuition this time. On the other hand, and for most Virgos, the challenge this next two weeks onward is to use your voice to inspire, motivate and transform others. Your gift of reason and verbal clarity must be put to work because there will be many people who can benefit from your “words of wisdom”. BUT, set aside your judgmental side, Virgo. Tell the message as it is.
LIBRA (23 September-22 October) – Mirror
Looking far ahead in the future with dreamy eyes! Optimism is taking the reins and that is good, especially at this time of turbulence and challenges. The word “opulence” comes to my mind and it can mean clarity of vision (plans), success, and magical romance. For single Librans, I sense you will have a few or more prospects but nothing serious – at least they can make you smile, for sure! For partnered Librans, I sense you pining for some “me” time these next two weeks. Overall, you are told that there are new territories to chart and new dreams to follow. You need to tap your infinite talents and gifts.
SCORPIO (23 October-22 November) –Star
A foreshadowing of good fortune! Look to the bright side, Scorpio and ground yourself with the practical and tangible. Your wishes are bound to come true from these next two weeks to two years. But you need to act accordingly. You are shown this sign to make the most of your time, networks, and skills. This is a shining period for Scorpio to enter that portal of unimaginable opportunities. Time to manifest.
SAGITTARIUS (23 November-21 December) –Lock
I sense lightness, beauty, and happiness around you, Sagittarius. Or, that is what is asked of you – to continue to nurture a growth mindset. You are about to unlock the promise of abundance that you have been manifesting all these years, months, or weeks. But remember that these opportunities of abundance and greatness demand greater responsibility. This may entail you to go out of your comfort zone; or compelled to work doubly hard; or become more of an active participant. For some Sagittarians who are looking for love, I sense a forthcoming romance that can unhinge your inhibitions. Some of you who are trying to move on from a failed relationship will find a new love (person) or passion (hobby/adventure) that can help you in your journey.
CAPRICORN (22 December-19 January) – Tower
This tower card evokes changes in beliefs and way of life. But it also means spiritual enlightenment and aligning to the Great Powers or the Source (however that resonates with you). For some Capricorns, it is suddenly dawning into you the temporality of material gains. There is some sort of a shift in your perspective that you are no longer bound to being too materialistic. You see value in a different light. In the same manner, you see people around you differently – their goodness and not. Unlike the Tower card in the Rider-Waite deck, this card is not thoroughly demolished. It gives me a sense that your approach to decision-making will determine your security and stability at this time.
AQUARIUS (20 January-19 February) – Chalice
The master of emotions, Aquarius, will be open to change when it comes to love, new ideas, new opportunities and new adventures. You feel strong and can conquer the world. If you are in a relationship, you need to also give equal love and affection to your partner. For single Aquarius, you are open to the possibility of a romantic and even fairytale-ish relationship (which is out of your character!). Overall, you feel that it is time to embrace change and relish what life has to offer.
PISCES (20 February-20 March) – Moon
Pisces, you are brimming with optimism. I hear the words …”my soul is content”. While at this peaceful frame of mind, you can start rehashing old interests or learn new skills. I also hear that many Pisceans are, in this period, in perfect alignment with their soul’s purpose. Maybe you should start writing that book, write poems, create music or scripts. If you put it off because you think they will not be published anyway, well, guess what, there are now ways to publish them and share them with the world! Especially at this period of distress, the world needs your optimism and dreamy outlook. We do not need to joyride to Mars for a minute of euphoria and escape. You can teach us a lesson or two on how to crystallise a magical world within ourselves and enjoy that inner bliss.
Five powerful prayers revealed at Fatima
May I ask you to join me in praying for the salvation of mankind and world peace. These are prayers revealed during the Lady of Fatima apparitions in Portugal (1915-1917)
The Pardon Prayer as told by the Angel of Peace (2016)
My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love thee! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love thee.
The Angel’s Prayer as told by the Angel of Peace (1916)
Most Holy Trinity—Father, Son and Holy Spirt—I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences whereby He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee conversion of poor sinners.
The Eucharistic Prayer as told by Our Lady of Fatima (1917)
O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, My God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
The Sacrifice Prayer as told by Our Lady of Fatima (1917)
Oh my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The Mercy Prayer as told by Our Lady of Fatima (1917)
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.
Source: The Mystical Humanity of Christ