“Stop acting so small. You are the Universe in ecstatic motion.” Rumi
The Big Astro News this month is, of course, the Lunar and Solar Eclipses, in Aquarius and Leo, respectively. Eclipses shake up the cosmic landscape, waking us up to new potentials, adding intense illumination to the aspects of our lives that need to change. The signs of the zodiac that will be most affected by the eclipses are the Fixed Signs--Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio. (This includes your sun sign, and also if you have your moon or ascendant in a fixed sign.)
Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon in Aquarius, Aug 7th: Lunar Eclipses greatly impact on our personal and emotional world. This Full Moon/Eclipse, in the sign of revolutionary Aquarius, takes us way outside our comfort zones, heightening our desire to evoke change. Warrior planet Mars (in Leo) in opposition, adds extra combustion. Jupiter (in Libra) in a harmonious and friendly alliance saves the day! Reminding us all about what’s important: Peace, love and understanding!
Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Leo, Aug 21st: Solar Eclipses effect our greater, worldly landscape, most notably: governments, politics and dynasties. This is especially true as the solar eclipse falls in sun-ruled Leo—the sign of royalties and monarchies. Expect shakeups in world governments and their leaders. This is a time were loyalties and allegiances will be tested. On a personal level, this is a moment to balance your ego needs, with your heart.
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo, Aug 12th through Sept 5th: With all the Eclipse drama, the Mercury Retrograde almost feels like an afterthought. Actually, it adds a welcome, slow-down, realigning element to the cosmic chaos! Mercury Retrogrades are always a reminder to take a step back and push the “pause” button.
Your August Horoscope:
Aries: The Lunar and Solar Eclipses fall in your houses (respectively) of inspiration and the collective zeitgeist; and creativity and self-expression. A one-two punch of cosmic energy helping you to align your creative aspirations with the greater good. The key is to balance your daily, mundane life (I know--so tedious), with your bigger vision. Both are important and serve each other. #BigPictureLittlePicture
Taurus: This month’s eclipses form a T-Square between you, your career and your home life. Squares represent friction, or in layman’s terms: sticky business! Each area is important, and each requires your attention. Your happy place now is Venus (your ruling planet) in your house of learning. When overwhelmed, take time for a new learning experience; it will help to keep you grounded. #LibraryCard
Gemini: Mercury, your ruling planet, goes retrograde on the 12th in Virgo—not your happiest match. Perfectionist Virgo loves details; and you, Gemini, live in the moment, and don’t invest your energy in particulars. The retrograde will be happening in your house of home and family. Expect a few kerfuffles, and don’t expect “everyone” to get it (or you). Pick your battles, and #DontSweatTheSmallStuff
Cancer: The eclipses have you in the hot seat regarding choices/changes that reflect your wellbeing and, yes, happiness. Goddess Venus, in your sign, brings soothing love to the equation, nurturing you as you go. If you’re worried about money, remember: Money is energy. The more you value you, the more others will get on board. Believe in your future and stand firm in your beliefs. #IBelieveInMiracles
Leo: Cosmic Big Bang! Breakthroughs are instore for you this month, Leo, as the eclipses open new energetic portals to realizing greater potentials. Oh…and did I mention that action planet Mars is in your sign, as well?! This is a powerful combination that doesn’t come around often. Intense? Yes? Worth taking a few risks? Absolutely? Put on your Golden Big Girl/Guy Panties and repeat this mantra: #GoBigOrGoHome
Virgo: Do not hesitate to utilize (a total Virgo word!) this month’s Mercury Retrograde in your sign to regroup and chill a little. This is the perfect time to reflect on what you’re doing and where you’re going. Instead of focusing on answers, ask the questions, step back and see what is revealed to you. You will be amazed at the insight that comes. This is especially true around the Eclipses: Aug 7th and 21st. #DivineRealizations
Libra: August is chock-full of major planetary movement, mostly in your favor. The Eclipses strike a big cord, especially around connecting with your social milieu, making you feel culturally at home. Your creative energy also gets a boost, prompting new confidence in your self-expression. The Caveat? Don’t plan too far into the future; so much is evolving, you don’t want to box yourself in. #LivingLaVidaLoca
Scorpio: This month’s eclipses indicate transformation; for you, converging in your career sector. There is much opportunity to re-invent yourself here, and in big ways. This can either be exciting, or bring about an identity crisis! Don’t throw the proverbial baby out with the bath water! It has nothing to do with starting over, instead build on what you have, and add some new tiers to your empire. #LayerCake
Sagittarius: Communication is key this month, Sag. The Eclipses combined with Mercury Retrograde, encourage you to be extra mindful about your how you communicate with others. I know you like to shoot from the hip, and express your truth, but this a time to step back and push the “pause” button before you blow off steam. August’s transformational energy has your name all over it. Your lesson now is: #Temperance
Capricorn: When the Moon (or Lunar Eclipse) hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! The Full Moon/Eclipse illuminates your realm of security and values, and also your relationship with your physicality and sensuality. (Weird combination—but connect the dots, and it does makes sense.) Then, with pleasure-seeking, sensuous Venus spreading her love in your house of relationships, it’s time to: #LoveToLoveYouBaby
Aquarius: Forget everything you know to be true, Aquarius! I know—quite a dramatic statement! Yet, this month’s eclipses are literally so in your face, if you’re not evolving, transforming or reinventing something in your life, then…well, forget about it! Embrace this crossroads moment and don’t be shy about boldly going forward, where you’ve never gone forward before. It’s your time to: #BustAMove
Pisces: You, Pisces, are the most sensitive sign of the zodiac. I remind you of this, because with all the planetary rock-and-rolling this month, you’re going to want to make sure that you take time to ground and set your emotional and energetic boundaries. Your sweet spot now is Venus (in Cancer); she’s nurturing your house of creativity, sprinkling inspiration, reawakening your muses. Engage the dance! #MuseALicious