August Astro Babble ~ Your Personal Horoscope Included!
After last month’s planetary pressure cooker—hello eclipses!--August should prove to be less challenging and more expansive, with Mercury now in direct motion, and benevolent Jupiter following suit. As always, there’s still a lot going on, but this month’s stars say: Blow of some steam and enjoy the final days of the summer!
The Astro details: August starts with a fiery Bang! with a planetary lineup in the sign of Leo. Leo highlights creativity and self-expression, and this is a powerful time to initiate new projects and generally get things moving. By mid-month, the energies ground and stabilize in the sign of Virgo, bringing practical discernment to your life and offerings.
Your August Horoscope:
Aries: You’re on the other end of July’s planetary intensity, feeling a renewed sense of self, fortified by what you have learned. No grass grows beneath your feet, or hoofs, Aries! You’re ready to get things moving! With planetary energy in your house of self-expression, it’s time to get creative. “Do what you love and the money will follow” is your guiding force. Best to make major moves by mid-month, as that’s when your momentum may begin to slow. #CatchingTheWave
Taurus: Your stars are prompting some house cleaning! This could be in your actual physical home, or in your emotional, psychological sense of home, your inner place of wellbeing. Take a page from organizing guru and phenom Marie Kondo—she’s the bomb—and get clear about what is essential for you. If something or someone is not serving you, say a prayer of gratitude and kiss it goodbye. You’re seeking a new sense of Zen, and don’t need any: #Clutter
Gemini: Alchemy is the ancient art of combining different elements to create something wholly new, a metaphorical process of turning lead into gold. I offer this to remind you that you are multi-dimensional being, with different facets to your personality. What makes you—YOU—is the sum of all aspects. This month, your stars offer many new possibilities. You don’t need to choose. Instead, experiment with new combinations. That’s the gold. #DivineAlchemy
Cancer: This month, the devil is in the details! You have planetary momentum in your realm of money and security, inspiring you to get on top of your finances. This is an excellent time to attend to unresolved monies, debts and clear the ledger. But you don’t need to go to extremes! You’re seeking a balance between taking care of business, and your peace of mind. If you find yourself obsessing, take a step back and check your expectations. It’s a journey: #OneDayAtATime
Leo: Your month starts with a BANG! with the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars all visiting your sign. Prepare for exciting change and potential opportunities! With all this energy coming your way, you’ll need to stay present so you don’t get overwhelmed, and burnout before you reach your goals. Pace yourself and stay focused on your bigger picture. Just because an opportunity is there, doesn’t mean it’s right. This is a time to exercise: #Discernment
Virgo: The New Moon in your sign (August 30th) sets the stage for new awakenings on a deeply personal level. Consider the time before as preparation, as you dig into what truly motivates you. You’re getting to the root of your desires, looking at whether your motivation is coming from past conditionings, or what is true for you now. Your answers lie within. Listen to your intuition and deeper promptings. Then, by the New Moon, you’ll have much: #GreaterClarity
Libra: Your stars hold the promise of new inspiration, illuminating your future in different and even, unexpected ways. Be open to new possibilities, even if they take you outside your comfort zones. A part of this may be the desire to share your talents, especially if they can be of service and help others. If you’re wondering what you have to offer, dig deeper and take stock. Make a list of your special talents. Embrace them and then: #PayItForward
Scorpio: You’re in taking care of business mode, and your stars are in alignment to do just so! This is a great time to put energy into your career, with an eye towards the future. At the same time, you can get so focused on the day-to-day of making things happen, you forget the little things, the important stuff, like your personal and relationship life. They go hand in hand. This month, cultivate a new balance. One that speaks to a more well-rounded you! #Integration
Sagittarius: The big news is that Jupiter, your ruling planet in your sign, ends its retrograde on August 11th! Combined with Mercury, also in direct motion, means that plans that have been stalled can get moving again. How to make good use of this abundant energy? Recipe: Take a heaping helping of what works, skim off excess fat, sprinkle in spicy new opportunities and allow to come to a full simmer. This recipe/process can’t be rushed! #MasterChef
Capricorn: You’re so over the cosmic crunch of the last few months, notably July’s Eclipse’s which landed right at your front door, that your hashtag should be: #StickAForkInMeImDone! I’m happy to say that your August stars offer a reprieve. So, breathe and take time to integrate the intense transformation that was and is taking place. More than anything, I hope you feel proud of your ability to rise above, do the work and triumph over the odds. #Hallelujah!
Aquarius: The Full Moon in your sign (August 15th), has you prioritizing what’s important for you now. Especially so in your relationships. You may find yourself in a “take no prisoners” mode, and although it’s important to get clear about what’s working and what’s not, don’t forget to let the love in! This is not a time to burn any bridges. Look for middle ground. A little give and take could expand your life in profound and amazing new ways. #Negotiation
Pisces: You’re seeking new sources of inspiration, and this month they may come from seemingly simple things: like a chance meeting with an old friend, finding a book that speaks to you, in your dreamscape, or even in the inspiration that comes from watching the flowers in your garden bloom. In other words, there is much inspiration occurring in your daily life, right in your own backyard, you just need to pay attention. Simple can be profound. #PayingAttention