August Astro Babble ~ Your Personal Horoscope Included!
“Everyone is talented, original and has something important to say.” Brenda Ueland
The New Moon in Leo and Aquarius Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse sets the Astro stage this month. Leo is all about creativity, individuality and self-expression. Aquarius represents innovation, originality and the universal big picture. Leo rules the heart; Aquarius rules the higher collective mind. Throw a total lunar eclipse into the mix, and it’s a heady, expansive combination.
August’s lunar happenings align with the higher “Age of Aquarius” vibration. The Age of Aquarius is happening now, and represents the new planetary paradigm in which one’s individual gifts are highlighted, in service of the greater good. The word that comes to mind is “Dharma”—the concept that we all have an individual purpose in this lifetime, and that it’s important to express it. August is a powerful time to embrace and explore your Dharma!
In other Astro news, Saturn continues to square Neptune, reminding us to ground our dreams and expectations in real time and reality. Energetic Mars joins Saturn (in direct motion on the 13th) in Sagittarius, further encouraging us to expand our worlds with a mindful and disciplined approach.
Leo New Moon, August 2nd: The Leo New Moon directly links to Saturn square Neptune, offering new approaches and practical ways to deal with past restrictions. The lunar vibe is positive, forward moving and optimistic. Leo brings a creative energy, and the time is perfect for creative problem solving. Original and inventive thinking is in the air, as is the desire to push through old setbacks and create anew.
Aquarius Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse, August 18th: This Full Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse is a cosmic breath of fresh air! It is a part of a rare planetary “Yod” greasing the wheels for expansion, new discoveries and even “karmic” freedom. Time to think big and look to the future. What do you want to create in your life, and does it fit with your higher purpose? Also, this full moon/eclipse has a strong social vibe, so celebrate with others and have some fun!
Your August Horoscope:
Aries: Three words Aries: Power, Leadership and Expansion. With Mars, your ruling planet, joining Saturn this is a time to consider your impact in the world. You are very in-tune with the forces of change happening now, so why not share yourself—your wisdom, your experiences with others? Many could benefit. This is also a time where you may be seeking spiritual teachers to guide you. At the end of the day: #YouAreTheTeacher
Taurus: The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse lights up your career house this month, putting you in the spotlight. I know, Bulls can be shy when it comes to receiving attention, but Taurus, this is a moment where your presence can make a difference and open new doors, especially career-wise. This may take you outside your comfort zones, but hey--that’s what growth is all about! #GettingComfortableWithBeingUncomfortable
Gemini: Your stars are all over the map this month! A little bit of this, a little bit of that. No problem, you say--that’s how you roll. Okay! Put on your Indiana Jones explorers hat, grab your whip, books, magical artifacts…and head out for some new adventures. Said adventures could be a trip to Italy or at your nearest library. You’re itching to discover something new. Be open--it could be right under your nose. #YouHadMeAtExplore
Cancer: The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in your house of transformation, affects you greatly, moon baby. Both positive, and challenging. First the good stuff: Much of want you’ve been working on the last few months comes into fruition now--namely a new sense of empowerment and self-worth. The challenge? Staying true to who you’ve “become” and not giving into other’s opinions and needs. #NoOnePutsBabyInACorner
Leo: You have major lunar action, with the Leo New Moon and the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in your opposite star sign, Aquarius. Moon energies illuminate the deeper parts of self, the soul, dreams and intuitions. Combined with Saturn and Mars anchoring your house of creativity, this is a month to put new structures in place around your vision. Let go of old personas and shape-shift into the authentic you! #KarmaChamelon
Virgo: You’re riding a cosmic wave, Virgo, and this month your planets continue to rock and roll! Mercury (communication) and Venus (love) join Jupiter (luck) in your sign, offering a cosmic boost. Go for it, and even take some risks. Caveat—Saturn is still riding your butt, reminding you to make sure that your endeavors are long-term, commitment-worthy. Otherwise, don’t bother. You deserve the best. #PlayingWithTheBigBoys
Libra: Your stars this month are Spectacular! I won’t bore you with details (Mars, Saturn and Uranus in air-friendly fire signs, the New Moon and Lunar Eclipse also in your corner), suffice to say there’s opportunity to fulfill your greater purpose, your Dharma. The key is staying on track, and not getting overwhelmed. Like a kid in a candy store, it’s important to not get distracted by the shinny, new candy. #BraggingRights
Scorpio: On paper, your stars appear a bit challenged. I’m going rogue, however, trusting my instincts and saying that I actually foresee a very good month ahead for you, Scorpio! Important now is the small stuff, the little moments in your day-to-day life that uplift and inspire you. These moments are precious and important. There is a saying: “You attract more blessings when you appreciate your current blessings”. #BlessedBe
Sagittarius: You, Archer, are the poster child…or better yet, role model…for much of the cosmic happenings this month, namely Saturn and Mars moving forward in your sign. (No pressure!) You’re in the action seat and will need to draw on your commitment, fortitude and Sag optimism to make things work. And work they will, you just need to stay the course, and not be discouraged by any speed bumps. #FlexingMuscle
Capricorn: The universe is offering you a cosmic “get out of jail free” card! That’s right, take the month off, chill, regroup and commune with you. Sure, there’s always mountains to climb, but for now give yourself permission to just let go. The more you let go, the more you will receive. Your task this month is to imagine yourself, stress-free, chilling on a beach because you know all is being handled! EasyBreezyCoverGirl
Aquarius: The Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse is extra powerful for you, Aquarius! (Why? Because it’s in YOUR sign!) Use the energy (present most of the month) to get clear about what you want to manifest, because the cosmic forces are with you. I suggest a Full Moon ritual, where you might light a candle, commune with your spiritual peeps and clearly send your intentions out to a welcoming universe. #CosmicUnicorn
Pisces: With Saturn challenging your planetary ruler Neptune through September, now is a time to get clear about your vision. What is real and sustainable, and what’s not? Be honest with yourself, and don’t bite off more than you can chew. If you have to let go of some dreams, so be it. Being intentional is important now, as is making a commitment to what you want to manifest. As for the rest, it’s simply: #FairyDustInTheWind