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August Horoscopes

August Horoscopes

The past six weeks have been tumultuous, with Mercury retrograde, two eclipses, and more. This month will feel like a respite after that high-energy time. You’re likely still processing what’s shown up for you over the past few weeks. If you had any significant realizations about yourself or your relationships, you might still be determining what changes to make in your life. You can make wiser decisions now that the dust has settled a little, and the overall energy of this month is more relaxed.

The New Moon in Leo on July 31, kicks off the month a day early. It highlights the prominent Leo energy we’ll feel throughout most of the month.

When I think about the sign of Leo, I think about the symbolism of the lion. Recently, our friends returned from an African safari with all of these photos and videos of their adventures. Now, ordinarily, watching vacation videos wouldn’t be my cup of tea! But the videos they captured of lions were so good, and the lions’ behavior fascinated me. They were so playful! It was like watching my two cats when they’re in full play mode, swatting at one another and any feather toy nearby. Now, don’t get me wrong; those lions were fierce, protective, and powerful, too.

Watching these felines in action, I couldn’t help thinking a little more about the sign of Leo. Here are some of my observations:

  1. Leos have a lot of energy. We might call it creative energy, passion, or physical vigor. Unless expressed in productive ways, it can bottle up and turn in on itself, becoming anger or anger’s quiet cousin, depression.

  2. Leos don’t have to try to be powerful. They exude it. Therefore, they command attention, and others recognize them as leaders who stand out. Lions, too, inspire reverence, awe, and fear, from other animals (and people). It’s all in how they carry themselves. So, Leos ought not to feed insecure thoughts or feelings. Own your charisma, brilliance, and power!

  3. Leos are playful! Inside every Leo adult is a little kitten wanting to luxuriate, relax, and play. This quality can be expressed through art or other creative endeavors, as well as by lounging poolside.

  4. Leos love luxury. For lions in the wild, it’s lounging in the shaded grasses on a sunny day. For humans, it can be anything from a spa day to shopping to sharing a good meal with friends.

  5. Leos are loyal.

I encourage you to take a few lessons from Leo at the start of the month and let your heart take the lead. Use your creative, life-force energy in productive ways, own your brilliance, luxuriate, and stay loyal to your path.

      This month’s astrological news features a partial solar eclipse on February 15. Eclipses signify change, and because this eclipse happens at a degree opposite from the one we all witnessed this past August, it could magnify any themes present for you or for the collective at that time. So, before reading your horoscope, reflect back over the past six months. What life challenges have you experienced? What themes have been up for you? The answers to those questions could determine how this month’s energies play out for you.  Leo rules the heart, and its opposite sign Aquarius rules the circulatory system. Your heart informs you of your purpose and connects you to your soul’s desire. When you open your heart chakra (through prayer, love, celebration, grief, creative projects, or intention), you have access to more courage to live your life. When your heart is open, you can only live your truth because anything else causes spiritual and even physical pain.  When you live authentically, honoring your deepest soul desires, you circulate positive energy out into the world. The Aquarius/Leo axis emphasizes the relationship between the expression of the self and contribution to the community— the heart and circulatory system.    Because Valentine’s Day is also this month, and we are thinking about heart-centered things, I wanted to try something a little different with this month’s horoscopes. I want to focus this month’s messages on the subject of love. I also am writing this the week of my wedding, and love is on my mind right now! Next month, I’ll be back with my usual monthly forecast, but for now, let’s let love rule!  So much has shifted in the world, and more change is on the horizon. We are living in an exciting time during a paradigm shift. As a result, our thoughts and emotions are more influential in determining our destiny. You may have been contemplating how you can live your purpose on a deeper level; as a result, you have perhaps become more in touch with your personal desires and goals. Living the purest expression of yourself could be the key to unlocking your potential. If you were ever told you weren’t good enough for something in the past, give it another try! Maybe the timing was off. Let your deep desires express themselves in incremental ways, and you will avoid disrupting all you have built thus far.  By the time the Sun enters Pisces on February 18, you can more easily surrender to the magic of a co-creative process. Release any potential resistance to positivity by allowing yourself to feel more joy in everyday life up to that point.Finally, understand your limitations. You cannot singlehandedly solve problems or create solutions for big societal issues. However, you can connect with others, gather with friends, pray, and do at least one thing in your everyday life to make a difference in the world. When the Sun is in Aquarius, we feel more compelled to see beyond our individual lives and contribute to the whole, but we get to this point by more intensely feeling our passion and experiencing a heart expansion. From within, love radiates out.              


  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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February Horoscopes

This month’s astrological news features a partial solar eclipse on February 15. Eclipses signify change, and because this eclipse happens at a degree opposite from the one we all witnessed this past August, it could magnify any themes present for you or for the collective at that time. So, before reading your horoscope, reflect back over the past six months. What life challenges have you experienced? What themes have been up for you? The answers to those questions could determine how this month’s energies play out for you.

Leo rules the heart, and its opposite sign Aquarius rules the circulatory system. Your heart informs you of your purpose and connects you to your soul’s desire. When you open your heart chakra (through prayer, love, celebration, grief, creative projects, or intention), you have access to more courage to live your life. When your heart is open, you can only live your truth because anything else causes spiritual and even physical pain.