Astro Babble ~ August Edition! Your Personal Horoscope Included!
“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.” John Kabut-Zinn
Welcome to the dog days of summer! Here in Seattle (formerly-known as the Rain City!), it’s been very hot and dry, with little rain in sight! So, no surprise this month’s Astro Climate focuses on the significant planetary energy happening in the elements of Fire and Earth.
These elements aren’t exactly compatible—Fire scorches Earth, and Earth extinguishes Fire. (Kind of like a cosmic Rock, Paper, Scissors!) Earth wants to ground, commune and stay secure. And Fire…it wants to move, explore and grow! Expect these two parts of yourself—the secure, comfort oriented part and the get-out-of-my-way I gotta grow part—to challenge each other. The key is to find a balance between each.
By the time of the Full Moon in the watery realm Pisces at month’s end, we’ll all be ready for some for some cosmic irrigation!
August Astro Events
Can you say retrograde? Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (known as “collective” or “outer” planets)—are in retrograde now. Outer planets affect the universal/global climate. Basically slowing things down and giving the world time to regroup from the events of the last six months. At the same time, it could mean personal delays around getting things done with institutions like the government, banking, military, corporations and such. Time to breathe!
Venus Retrograde in Leo (July 25th – Sept 5th): Venus is a “personal” planet so it’s retrograde has more impact to your day-to-day life experience. This Venus Retrograde has extra significance now because it joins a stellium of planets in Leo.
Venus is the planet of love, beauty, relationships, and what you Value. In the sign of Leo—which loves to shine, create and attract—now is a time where you are reevaluating what’s real and important to you, and what’s not. The real essential you, without the bling or bells and whistles. Time to let go of what’s not essential to your highest and best being.
Saturn Goes Direct in Scorpio: Although Saturn is now moving forward in Scorpio, it still orbits this sign until September 17th. So this continues to be a period of resolving the past and putting to rest old situations and relationships that don’t move your life forward. The difference now is that you will experience more energy to begin forging new beginnings.
New Moon in Leo (Aug 14): This New Moon is super potent because it joins the planetary stelluim in Leo. Creativity and developing your unique talents are highlighted during this lunar period.
Full Moon in Pisces (Aug 29): Finally some lunar water coming into our mist! This Full Moon is a time to rehydrate, metaphorically speaking. Time to begin to imagine what you want to experience in the Fall!
Your August Horoscope
Aries: With retrograde planets in your element of fire, this is a time to regroup and recharge! You’re revaluating what’s important to you, and what’s not--and some housecleaning may be in order. You like action, Aries, but for now consider “conscious non-action” to be your mode—even if it challenges your patience. Growth and expansion comes within. Which is actually pretty freakin powerful! #DiggingTheSlowGrove
Taurus: With Saturn (in your opposite sign of Scorpio) going direct now, get ready to experience movement! And with a cluster of fire planets gathering in your house of home and family, this is a time to consider what brings you comfort, what nurtures you, and what makes you feel truly at home. Expect some divine inspiration at month’s end, all apart of moving your life forward in a more authentic way! #AtHomeWithMe
Gemini: Okay, Gemini, here’s the scoop: You know you’re a talented communicator, that you’re smart and insightful; you love to learn and explore and share your knowledge with others. And--that you have the all the goods when it comes to bringing your talents to the world! Time to put on your big girl/boy cowboy boots and go to the rodeo. Don’t hesitate--be brave, strut your stuff and make it happen. #PlayingToMyStrengths
Cancer: Question Cancer—What do you value? With a fiery stellium of planets in your house of money, security, self-worth and values, this is a time when you’re re-evaluating much in your life. To inspire you, here’s a definition of “value”: “The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of being.” The more you value you, the more you will draw abundance into your life! #TheImportanceOfBeing
Leo: Your astro this month, reminds of The Wizard of Oz! And your character, of course, is the Lion—(formerly) the Cowardly Lion. In the journey to Oz, the lion/you start out weak and scared, but as you defeat witches, defy flying monkeys and reveal who’s really behind the curtain, you discover how very strong and brave you are. You, Lion, have truly earned your badge of courage. Wear it proudly! #BraveHeart
Virgo: Time-out Virgo! Your house of the past, dreams and the subconscious is getting much planetary activity, so this is a time to regroup, and commune with your own divine self! The Pisces Full Moon at month’s end in your relationship sphere, indicates letting go of old stagnant situations. The power of your thoughts and desires have momentum now, you just have to give yourself permission to believe! #ImaginingNew
Libra: Dust off your dancing shoes, Libra, your realm of ideas, inspiration and the Big Picture are of fire now! You may find yourself feeling more social than usual (which is saying something!) as you seek more community with like-minded peeps. All the better to share your ideas and inspirations with others! Your presence has impact now as you motivate others to make a difference. #PosterChildFor
Scorpio: Your word this month, Scorpio is: Traction! With Saturn in your sign going direct—it’s time to make your move(s)! Consider the big picture--and your future. Seeds planted now are important. They will need to be nurtured, watered and loved, add a dose of patience, and you have the perfect recipe for sublime growth! Cosmic Tip: Be creative in your problem solving, you will be surprised at the results! #MakeItSo
Sagittarius: Déjà vu Sag! The planets this month have you doing a tour of the past: relationships, family, situations…whatever/whoever you need to revisit, resolve and find peace with. Key word—Peace. Now is a time to let sleeping dogs lie; to forgive and forget. You have new beginnings ahead, and like a caterpillar emerging from a cocoon, you’re finding your colorful and expansive butterfly wings! #Crystallized
Capricorn: What’s up Cap? Hmmm, well, let’s see…a whole lot of transformation! You may be tired of hearing the “T” word, but this is a time where there are stronger, more positive winds behind your transformation sails. Note to self: It’s very okay to express yourself. With the Pisces Full Moon in your house of communication, time to speak up! Your Truth has power, so let the chips fall where they may. #CaptainOfMyDestiny
Aquarius: Three words for you this month: Relationship, relationship, relationship! Your house of yes, relationships and significant partnerships is on FIRE. Good news: You’re feeling more comfortable and ready to bring a more authentic YOU to the equation. The downside? It could be that you don’t know what you really want. Now more than ever, let your intuition guide you to finding the right answers! #TrustingMyInstincts
Pisces: With a whole lot of planetary activity in your house of transformation, this is a time to be open to big change. Scary? Maybe. Look at it this way, the more you’re willing to let go of the past, the more your future will open--wide! With the Full Moon in your sign at month’s end, expect new illumination around how to move forward. Do not hesitate to be the Boss. Even if it doesn’t make everyone happy! #GoFish