August Astro Babble ~ Your Personal Horoscope Included!
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” Charles Bowden
Hello, Dog Days of Summer! This is the time of year when we try to squeeze as much as we can from the remaining days of “freedom”, before having to dig-down into the more concrete realities of fall. So let’s all make some hay while the Sun shines!
August starts with a BANG! with the intense Mars-Uranus Square in Aquarius and Taurus (respectively), bringing explosive tension to the first week of the month. (Hint: Lay-low and watch for reactionary behavior!) Then we finish Eclipse Season with a New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 12th, bringing more dynamic energy into the mix, with a focus on releasing the past, and ushering in new potentials.
Finally, we have two major planetary retrogrades reaching completion: Mercury direct in Leo on August 18th and Mars direct in Capricorn/Aquarius August 27th, ending the month with some ease and forward movement!
Your August Horoscope:
Aries: Your theme this month: Endings and New Beginnings. August is a time to wrap-up unfinished business, including settling old accounts, and letting go of experiences and relationships that no longer serve you. A part of the process is setting new boundaries around what you wish to experience. If you’re struggling, dig deeper into what is truthful--and sustainable--for your happiness. Then imagine how amazing your life will be without #OldBaggage
Taurus: If you’re feeling extra sensitive, blame it on your stars! August is a time to surrender into your feelings, the watery and sometimes slippery slope of your emotions. Not always comfortable ground. Yet, your emotions offer sublime manna, feeding and nurturing your earthy soul. They also offer powerful feedback into what’s working in your life, and what’s not. Remember, sometimes in vulnerability comes great strength! #EmbracingMyVulnerability
Gemini: You, Gemini are a born communicator! Sharing your thoughts and ideas is a big part of what makes you tick. Yet, this is a time for discernment. Ask yourself: Are you sharing yourself in a truthful way, or just trying to make others happy? You are not usually one to “people-please”, but your stars may have you feeling a bit wobbly on the self-worth front, questioning the value of what you know. Remember, your reality is not based on others. #NiceForWhat
Cancer: Is it “wrong” to love money? Hella no, Cancer! Feeling guilt or shame about being abundant is so…old paradigm! With the New Moon, Solar Eclipse in your house of…yes, Money, this is a time to fully embrace your self-worth, and what you bring to the table. If this means charging more for your services, or simply valuing your time and energy, it’s all a part finding a powerful new sense of security. Remember, money is energy. Don’t give it away! #MoneyHoney
Leo: The New Moon, Solar Eclipse in your sign, is a Cosmic Big-Bang moment! The scientists tell us that the original Big Bang was the beginning of the Universe as we know it--and this is true for you now. Let go of past personas, agendas and limitations and allow yourself to begin to create your personal universe anew. If you experience a few rips and tears in your psychic fabric along the way, remember, it’s in the cracks where the light comes in! #BigBangTheory
Virgo: You, oh-so-analytical-one, pride yourself on your keen intellectual gifts. But this month, your stars are encouraging you to go outside your comfort zones and explore a road less traveled—the realm of your imagination! Time to play in the sandbox of your imagination and envision a new future. Give yourself permission to try-on different possibilities; kinda like playing dress-up! If you’re having trouble getting started, consider creating a vision board. #RoadLessTraveled
Libra: Big Picture time, Libra! Your August stars encourage you to expand your vision of yourself and what’s possible. Full permission for some future planning! Keep it loose--lay-down some goals about what you want to achieve, then step back and let the Universe takeover, guiding you to your highest potential. You may be inspired to share your gifts in service. As you become more illuminated, it’s only natural that you would want to give back. #SpiritualLargeness
Scorpio: The Full Moon, Solar Eclipse busts a cosmic move in your house of Career, signaling a time to expand your sense of what you do in the world. Strategy: The first part of the month is about redefining and fine-tuning—giving consideration to what you what to present. Then on August 18th or so, it’s time to initiate! Be creative. Your unique gifts are your biggest calling card. Be open to re-inventing yourself, ‘cause you’re in a brand new place. #BustAMove
Sagittarius: Your stars are doing a luminous shimmy—two steps forward, one step back—a cosmic dance shaking out the old and ushering in the new. Don’t get frustrated by the process. Instead, keep a bigger picture in mind and embrace mindful patience. Also, be willing to explore new ideas, without feeling pressure to commit. You’ll know more next month. In the mean-time embrace the dance. For now, it’s not the destination, it’s about the journey. #TheHeroesJourney
Capricorn: The powerful New Moon, Solar Eclipse lands in your house of Death, Rebirth and Transformation. Time to dig into what no longer serves—and wish it a timely “death”. This paves the way for new opportunities that better align with you. If you’re feeling any regrets about your past—don’t! Remember, we’re on planet Earth to learn; think how boring your life would be without a story! Otherwise, as Samantha in “Sex and the City” says, it’s just: #WouldOfCouldOfShouldOf
Aquarius: Your stars remind me of one of those kid’s transformer-thingy’s, where by shifting a piece/block or two, it becomes a whole new thing—with greater power! My point is that you are integrating diverse elements of yourself to find a new sense of empowerment. So, what’s your super power, Aquarius? (Unfortunately, it’s not being able to eat as much pizza as you want without gaining weight!) This is a time to fully activate and become your own #SuperHero
Pisces: August starts off swimmingly, with Jupiter and Neptune in high alignment. The vibe is creative and expansive, with a touch of visionary thrown in. Insights may come in usual ways, when you least expect them, like in a dream or sudden intuition. It may not make sense right now, but that’s how insight often works. By the Full Moon in your sign on the 26th, you should have a clearer picture of whether your visions are worth pursuing, or just a flight of fancy. #DreamingAndScheming