I used the Universal Waite tarot deck for my monthly reading for August.
The monthly spread I do has two rows. The top row contains one card (the overview of the month); the second row has four cards, one for each week of the month. Here are the cards I dealt for July.
Overview – Temperance – being temperate, reaching a compromise; maintaining balance, experiencing harmony; experiencing health, enjoying wellbeing; combining forces, finding the right mix
Week 1 – The Magician – taking action, realising your potential; acting consciously, understanding your intentions; concentrating, being totally committed; experiencing power, creating miracles
Week 2 – 4 of Swords – resting, taking a break; contemplating, taking time alone to think; quietly preparing, getting ready for the future
Week 3 – The Empress – mothering, nurturing and caring for others; welcoming abundance, having more than enough; experiencing the senses, appreciating beauty; responding to nature, embracing the natural
Week 4 – 5 of Swords – acting in your own self-interest, knowing you must concentrate on yourself; experiencing discord, being in a hostile environment; witnessing open dishonour, losing your moral compass