MONTHLY FORECAST

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AUGUST 2016

August will feel lighter than July did because Mars has left his long stay in Scorpio and you will feel free to roam and experiment. He picks up speed and so do you.

Know that Mercury will turn retrograde at the end of the month on August 30. He will be in retrograde motion until September 22. You have this month to do two months worth of making deals, signing important papers, buying big ticket items, and starting projects.

There is a Lunar eclipse on August 18 at 25 degrees of Aquarius. Those who have their Sun or Moon at that degree will be most effected. The theme of a Lunar eclipse is that the present obscures the past, making it a prime time to get rid of old stuff, especially emotional baggage.

August 1 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 8:44 pm until 9:12 pm when it enters Leo.  Today is Lammas, the ancient celebration of the first harvest. Eat some locally grown, just picked food. The Sun and Saturn offer stability and urge you to be optimistic as you set new goals, both personal and professional. They want you to renew your enthusiasm for projects that had dropped by the side. Tonight is the dark of the moon, create an original ritual. 

August 2 – Moon in Leo. This new moon is the epitome of summer energy. It signals a time to go back to the simple joys of childlike simplicity and trust. It is a day to love everyone you see. Mars enters Sagittarius after his long sojourn in Scorpio and life feels lighter. You can move on with your plans and start new creative projects.

August 3 – Moon in Leo. It’s a day for Summer fun. Take advantage of what you can do in this warm sunny weather. Do the things that made you happy as a child. Follow your heart and be generous with your hugs and kisses. You may find that you have to make adjustments in order to burn off the old illusions that hold you back or cause creative blockages.

August 4 – Moon in Virgo. It’s a good day to work on the details of the job. You can clean, sort, file, and recycle. Answer the mail, pay the bills, and empty the inbox. Stock up on vitamins and pet food so that you don’t have to spend as much time shopping. You’ll be orderly and can take steps to make what you do more efficient.

August 5 – Moon in Virgo. Venus enters Virgo today to bring some discretion to your love life. You can see how to make practical moves towards improving your financial situation. Venus gives you a different perspective on your summer romance. Start preserving some of the early harvest. You can freeze, dry, or can the produce you grow or buy at the farmers’ markets.

August 6 – Moon VC Virgo, enters Libra 12:57 pm. Do your chores in the morning so that you can play for the rest of the weekend. Passions are running high and it’s time to party and get as wild as is comfortable for you. You’ll see the bottom line on many issues and will need to speak out to keep the peace. It’s a great day for letting your artistic self take the lead.

August 7 – Moon in Libra. Don’t try to make decisions today. You’ll see both sides and can be influenced by someone else. Don’t believe everything you hear since people will be bending the truth to suit their needs. Keep it light but do go out and attend some social events. Enjoy art gallery openings and live music.

August 8 – Moon in Libra, VC 1: 41 pm. Take a good hard look at your workplace and take steps to make it more inviting. Move furniture and put new pictures on the walls. Study Fung Shui to get a grasp of how placing objects in a room has importance. Take a friend or co-worker out for lunch. Plant more flowering perennials.

August 9 – Moon in Scorpio. You’ll see aspects of your life from a deeper perspective today. Try to respond to the words that people say to you rather than react, since you’ll take what you hear personally. It’s a hard day to be objective. You do best when working on something feels like your work. It’s a good day to plant.

August 10 – Moon in Scorpio. Look for buried treasure, both in the dirt and the sand and also deep inside yourself. You can discover secrets that have been hidden from you. If there’s an unpleasant truth that you have been hesitant to discuss, today is a good day to bring it up. Keep planting.

August 11 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 1:24 pm. There will be a slow start to the day but you’ll catch fire in the afternoon. Make time for summer fun and summer sports. Make sure you enjoy doing the fun things that can only be done this time of year. You’ll have the enthusiasm and energy to surpass your usual way of doing things.

August 12 – Moon in Sagittarius. Jupiter and Chiron blend their energies to give you a special day for healing old physical, emotional, and psychic wounds. They help you go beyond the ouchy places to effect true healing. Jupiter bestows his blessing on your efforts. Take a risk to try something you’ve been wanting to do but felt you weren’t good enough.

August 13 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC 1:37 pm. Saturn moves into direct motion early this morning. This slows down the energy and the day may feel like it is dragging on. If you have been mulling over a project or a big move, you can make it happen now. Venus is in contact with Saturn giving you a harsh view about the reality of your relationships and finances. You will have to reevaluate both matters in the light of new information.

August 14 – Moon in Capricorn. The energy is still and slow. You will do best by picking one thing to do and sticking with it. Venus and Neptune make you want romance and if there’s none in sight, they urge you to use their energy in a creative pursuit. Channel the inspiration they give you towards making something you can use.

August 15 – Moon in Capricorn. It’s a serious day when you’ll have to look at your career plans and see what is working and what is not. It may be time to downsize and get rid of clutter in many forms. Reorganize your schedules so that they work better to suit your needs. Plant some root vegetables for a late Fall harvest.

August 16 – Moon in Aquarius. Keep your mind open and you’ll find new interests and new causes to champion. The Sun and Uranus are blending their energy in fire signs and give you so much optimism and excitement for the remarkable that you will go far outside your usual boundaries. You want to do something that thrills you.

August 17 – Moon in Aquarius. It’s a day when ideas come to you in flashes of insight. It’s time to sign up to work for a cause that helps the community and/or the nation. Venus and Pluto work together to help you secure your investments and to stabilize your relationship. Things feel fuzzy as we approach tomorrow’s eclipse so err to the side of caution when you have to make a move.

August 18 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 12:34 pm. If you are up early you may see the Lunar eclipse. Meditate in the early hours of the morning as meditation is always powerful during an eclipse. It will help you wipe negative thoughts out of your mind. You will hear how you can help others through making them happy and being in social service to help groups of people.

August 19 – Moon in Pisces. It is a day for healing. Go where your compassion leads you. You’ll find the right words to say to someone in distress. You’ll be feeling the aftereffects of the eclipse and so it’s not a good day for making logical choices. It’s a fertile moon for doing all kinds of planting. Make a generous donation to an organization that cares for people.

August 20 – Moon in Pisces, VC from 8:21 am until 3:18 pm when it enters Aries. Take the day off and enjoy the summer while you still can. Give yourself a vacation day and go to the water to do your favorite activities. It’s important to be out in nature today, away from manmade noise, and let yourself drift along in the land of daydreams.

August 21 – Moon in Aries. Since Mercury will be going retrograde in ten days and tomorrow is a VC moon day, it may be worth giving up some of your Sunday to get work done. Put in orders and do the preparation needed towards making an important decision. Today is the last day of Leo and the last day of fiery energy for a few months. You need to be free to do your own thing and shine as you go through the day.

August 22 – Moon in Aries, VC 7:48 am until 5:19 pm when it enters Taurus. The Sun enters Virgo at 12:39 pm. Mercury and Jupiter meet making it a great day to write, speak, and express your ideas. You’ll have luck in your words and with your thoughts so listen to your inner voice even though you have to wait to act on what it tells you. Feast on a meal cooked from newly harvested foods. 

August 23 – Moon in Taurus. Now the emphasis is on the earth plane and being practical. Take care of a lot of business as Mercury will be going retrograde one week from today. Try to finish up as many deals as you can. Do what you need to do to keep your money and possessions secure. If you shop for big ticket items today, you’ll find bargains.

August 24 – Moon in Taurus, VC from 3:38 pm until 7:40 pm when it enters Gemini. Mars and Saturn come together and ask you to take a long hard look at your beliefs and how they mesh with reality. Stay calm and don’t get frustrated by obstacles in your path. They are there to show you lessons, not to make you angry. Find comfort by hanging out with plants and putting your hands in the earth.

August 25 – Moon in Gemini. You want to keep on the go and get as much done as you can today and tomorrow The Sun and Moon are in signs that Mercury rules and this makes his energy strong. Take care of everything that has to do with communication. Try to keep focused on your work and not be distracted by the many conversations you hear. Don’t waste time on idle gossip.

August 26 – Moon in Gemini, VC 8:30 pm. It may be a struggle to keep on track with what you need to do. You’ll have to realize which cherished illusions are standing in your way as you waver between seeing the truth and believing the fantasy. Stay flexible and don’t try to stick to a schedule. Contact your siblings and say what you have to say to them.

August 27 – Moon in Cancer. The two benefics, Venus and Jupiter, hold hands today and make this A VERY LUCKY DAY! They bestow many blessings on you and your loved ones. Everything you plant will attain luxurious growth. Spend the weekend with your family of blood and the precious friends who belong to your family of the heart. Immerse your body in water or sit beside it and listen to its rhythms.

August 28 – Moon in Cancer. It a good day to shop the farmers’ markets and vegetable stands in order to buy food to put away for the winter. It will feel good to make jams and pickles and freeze corn kernels. Make a list of repairs that need to be done to your home. Take time to relax and just chill with family in the comfort of your home, or theirs.

August 29 – Moon in Leo. Venus enters Libra where she is queen and will help you make your home and your wardrobe more stylish. She helps you say what you need to say and to get the words out as Mercury is slowing to a standstill. Start artistic and creative projects today. Tell people you love them and give the kids some extra attention.

August 30 – Moon in Leo. Mercury turns retrograde at 9:04 am. It’s a day to play and leave the serious work for another time. The energy is changing. We need to get used to Mercury’s new status and be cautious as we approach Wednesday’s solar eclipse. Nothing you do today will turn out the way you planned. From now on you need to double check all that you do.

August 31 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 11:22 am. It’s the day before a Solar eclipse and the dark of the moon. It’s a day to finish things and yet avoid making decisions. Do a lot of tidying up and putting away of Summer equipment that you won’t be using any more. Recycle the summer clothes you never wore. Take a walk in the dark tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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