Shooting it Straight – Fire Signs/Aug 19-23

Here’s a heads-up on the challenge or obstacle you’re likely to face in your love relationship this week (problem) and what’s at the root of it (action). The advice is irreverent, a bit cheeky, unfiltered and admittedly brazen. The message is putting either you or your partner on notice. You know who you are! If you’re offended by the truth or strong language–stop here.


Are you making the decision to turn your back on anything that seems the least bit fishy? That skill will come in handy if you need to cut through any illusions or BS you’ve been dealing with as of late, but someone’s getting carried away with the headiness of power. One of you may be downright tyrannical in the need to rule or dominate while ignoring the feelings of your mate. An air of intellectual superiority might suck either of you into straddling the line between offering unsolicited advice or rejecting offers of help. As a result, there’s hesitancy in connecting on a deeper emotional level, especially if you can’t get past old hurts or transgressions. Situations may leave one of you feeling alone, cut off, or rejected when decisions are made solely from a logical standpoint. But distancing yourself from love doesn’t make you more capable, just more culpable for hurting others.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

Don’t worry, be happy.


You may be trying to figure out how to make a fresh start in a situation, especially if you’ve suffered through any recent loss or setback. The problem though, is keeping those home fires burning. You’re beginning to realize how connections that were burning ever so brightly can quickly go up in smoke from pressures or problems outside of your union. There’s also that habit of getting all excited, hot and bothered about something or someone and then feeling crushed when things fail to follow through to the finish. In the end, there are just too many incomplete passes where neither of you gain possession. But this isn’t football. You won’t win by starting superficial relationships you know are destined to fail, especially if the goal was just to score. Change comes when you recognize your own emotional availability and why certain expectations never stood a chance at being fulfilled.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

Burn to lose.


“I bet you think this song is about you, don’t you, don’t you?…” Just look at the Emperor staring off into space mesmerized by his own authority. Why he doesn’t even realize that someone’s moved on while he was sitting there in a stupor. Someone’s decided they no longer want to be controlled by old, authoritarian ideas where they don’t get a say in matters. Either of you may be stressed by a focus on demands or responsibilities that carry lasting impact on security and the future. Thankfully, there’s an opportunity to leave the stress, tension, or strain of a toxic situation, although in your mind, not soon enough. You want to get far, far away from a situation (figuratively or literally). In the interim, you’ll travel through murky waters that test both your patience and perseverance. Mapping out on the front end what’s worth your time and energy means taking the helm yourself to ensure smooth sailing.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

If you love something, set it free. (That could be you.)

Hey, if two little cards aren’t enough to help you figure it out, you can always book a personal reading at

[Deck: Golden Tarot by Kat Black| U.S. Games Systems, Inc.]

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