August 2017 Upends All
By Gwynne Mayer
August will be more of a roller coaster in ways that you have not planned. The only thing you can do is to be aware and conscious of your inner world and the environment you create around you. You might have to make choices to stay put for a few weeks and deal with the consequences of others decisions. Let this month be a time for new decisions and wait for action on these until after the New Moon on August 21. Eclipse cycles are very important and you can find much propaganda to either scare you or lift your spirits, however, trust what you feel to be true and follow your heart.
Upcoming Astrological Events for August, 2017
…August 3, Uranus turns Rx and all changes are on hold, especially for the fire signs.
…August 7, Aquarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. (tune into our Full Moon Meditation for more info)
…August 12, Mercury turns Rx for three weeks…watch for technical snafus
…August 21, New Moon in Leo and TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE.
Remember to read your Ascendant (ego/physical body), Sun (Spiritual/mind) and Moon (emotional/feeling/nurturing) signs in that order when reading these monthly updates.
So let’s get started on your Sun, Ascendant and Moon for August:
Aries — is making many changes in their lives and causing others concern as well! This fire sign has had to deal with change after change, decisions to lower stress levels, etc. To keep one’s head above water in the survival department has been the aim throughout this horrendous past few years. You need to ask yourself some very important questions before Uranus takes a trip retrograde in your sign: Are you satisfied with the amount of effort it takes to keep your head above water and if so, are you risking your peace of mind to do so? You have some hard decisions to make in the next few months which cannot be avoided.
Taurus — is having a life changing time with intimate relationships and family matters. Partners are pushing for decisions that Taurus seems unable to make at this point. My advice to you is to take care of yourself first and rearrange your schedule to meet your physical and emotional needs, then turning to others who are important to you to fulfill the rest. You are procrastinating on some very important issues and need to make some changes immediately so to avoid problems in the coming months. August will be difficult if you are fooling yourself about your relationships.
Gemini — are trying to juggle in every department of their lives. It is only when reflecting back a month or two ago that they get a glimpse of what that means and how they have dealt with the consequences of their vacillation. My suggestion is to limit the amount of phone and internet use to half of what you have been using each day as it is interfering with your vibrations and your ability to make sane decisions. You are a technical and communications type so trying to keep these things our of the ‘habitual’ addiction areas of your life will serve a greater purpose toward the end of summer.
Cancer — You are probably being thrown one curve after another with partnerships and some of the curves are enjoyable, some not so much. For one who loves security and to know where you stand at any given point, this might be a month full of surprises coming from family and also from the career sector. Hold tight to your values, but not so tight that you lose your flexibility. Watch your finances and don’t invest in an area of business that is too risky. You are best to invest in real estate and stable long term markets. This is not the time to stand out in the crowd! Keep your ear low to the ground for the next step!
Leo — will learn a great deal about patience and solitude this month as the two eclipses affect us greatly. I feel your pain as one who is a double Leo. All you can do is focus on what is in front of you and don’t push yourself to do more than you can do. Your energy levels will shift back and forth all month and you will see your health suffer if you try to push yourself beyond your limits, especially pain in the back and circulation. Try to find some peace filled moments during this month and if possible get away to a secluded space and enjoy the silence behind all of your thoughts. I cannot stress enough the need for meditation and solitude during this month.
Virgo — will do best to only take care of things that are uppermost on your lists of ‘things to do’. Try not to invent new situations to take care of and people to fix and help out at this point as your ‘plate is full as it is’. You have a great deal of wisdom to offer those in need, but you also have family members who need your wisdom and may feel that you are spreading yourself too thin. You seem to be busy at all times and need to take a break or long vacation where you literally do ‘nothing’ and enjoy the smell of those roses along the way. Your family is saying some very important things to you. Listen up!!!
Libra — is, one more time, sitting on the fence about issues that come up around home and family, survival and career, etc. It is time to make some changes or to enhance what you have already been doing for many years. Bring some new blood to the perception and find ways to make you feel that life is ‘just and fair’. Money and finances might change during this month, but then show up in a favorable condition by early October so don’t fret and get use to looking at your spending and savings in an objective manner rather than be so ‘identified’ with these functions.
Scorpio — Scorpios are thinking some very deep thoughts right now and getting some messages from their intuitive sources. The wisdom that is coming to them in the quieter moments should be acknowledged and attended to in every respect. You are at a point that you can help others by listening to what they are ‘not’ saying as much as what they are saying. Pay attention to the duality that exists in people’s lives and try to point out to them some of the behaviors that keep them in opposition with their efforts. You understand these things and now others will look up to you for that wisdom!
Sagittarius — needs to watch your step during August. Don’t move faster than you need to during this fast pace chaotic month. You need to develop your patience in areas of your life that seem to be giving you warnings. You have a way of convincing yourself that you are in the ‘right’ when, in fact, it isn’t about right and wrong, but instead it is about literally putting yourself in the ‘position of the other’. Try to walk in their shoes and listen to what they have been saying to you. Try not to put words in your ‘loved ones’ mouths, but really listen and empathize with them. You will be received with much gratitude.
Capricorn — is learning how to roll with the punches but not gracefully. By their nature most Capricorns must control the situation because they are usually the most capable, but some things cannot be controlled. It will seem to you that you are caught in mid air about any plans for the immediate future. You are in charge of your own ‘hot air balloon’ so hope you can maneuver your path to find the one that is least stressful. Try not to put others under the same demands that you are making for yourself as they will begin resenting you for inserting yourself into their space. Take care of your health primarily and your pocketbook and the rest will take care of itself. That is all the advice you need for the roller coaster month of August.
Aquarius — is learning the lessons of being on the planet ‘Earth’ instead of some galaxy far away. The wonderful sense of ‘Being’ is encompassing your daily life and you feel as if you are floating sometimes, however the ground under you is very important and you must pay attention to the petty details that we earthlings think are important for survival. Survival is the key right now and you have to pay attention to the little things that keep you alive and well so that you can move forward with great ‘understanding and compassion’ for those who do not see the world as you do. It is a difficult month, but the Full Moon is on your side this month to form a more ‘perfect union’ with your body, mind and spirit.
Pisces — are trying hard to see clearly and to find clarity in all things meaningful on a daily basis; family, career, money and survival needs. The clue is to not get stressed and aggravate your immune system where it breaks down. This can only be done if you set boundaries that are firm and lasting with those who pull at your ‘heart strings’. You are a highly spiritually gifted soul and have much to offer the planet, however you cannot do so if you are under the stressful umbrella of ‘serving others and NOT yourself’. You are called on to do your inner work and take care of those things that feel important to you. Others cannot make your feel a certain way, but they can certainly tweak and aggravate what you already feel about yourself. Take a look on the inside….what is your real mission?