Astrology for August by Matilda Mercury
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Theme Changing the past to alter the future. Now is a beneficial time to make deep changes to habitual patterns to free up the space for new ways of being in the world. Even though it’s a challenging time and it takes courage to make changes the long-term benefits are great.
Aries The first half of the month is an activity phase which kicks off in the first week with the Moon in your sign of Aries creating a sense of inner harmony. The second half of the month is about integration and consolidation. Over the next few years there will be re-structuring around work and life-directions as you seek to integrate both areas more closely. Your sense of home and your family inheritance, in its broadest sense, is being transformed.
Taurus Close relationships continue to get a guernsey aka are a continuing theme this month. Big changes are coming over the next few years. In preparation you can examine your philosophical understanding of the world and your place in it. In the long term your strength and resilience will come from your inner resources and preparing for future changes.
Gemini Your closest relationships will go through some big changes over the next few years. Letting go of past hurts and dealing with shared resources in different ways are some of the themes. This includes your inheritance from your family in its broadest sense. It’s a time to look at the legacy of your family that you can carry forward into the future.
Cancer Over the next few years there will be some big changes in relationships with others. There will be some friends you will have to let go of. Don’t try to hold on. Some restructuring in relationships is helpful. This will make way for new kinds of relationships – both friendships and acquaintances. You will also be able to see more clearly the habits you have formed in how you relate.
Leo There is a lot going on this month above and beyond birthday celebrations. You have reached a few milestones and now it’s time to take a check of where you’re up to with your goals. Communications of all sorts are highlighted. It’s a good time to harness your energy for the greater good of humanity. Think big! Your overall health will be improved by attention to self-care over the next few years.
Virgo Happy Birthday Virgos! The Sun moves into your sign on the 23rd of. It’s a year to deepen in spiritual practice that especially practice that involves being of benefit to others. Spiritual practice accommodates caring for others, including animals. Explore how giving and receiving are different sides of the same coin. Learn to deepen in both areas.
Libra Some long-term profound changes in how you define home is underway over the next few years. Part of the journey maybe letting go of expectations of what home looks like making it easier to deal with change when it comes. This month brings lightness to things enabling you to take stock of where things are up to.
Scorpio It’s a good month for expanding your horizons and feeling more optimistic about the future, notwithstanding that sometimes you will continue to feel you have too much on your plate. You will have more of a sense of direction this month. In the long-term your filial relationships will be undergoing significant change. See how you can develop flexibility and preparedness for this outcome.
Sagittarius In the next few years developing new ways of managing material resources will be important. You can become a mistress or master of ingenuity in managing what you have to work with. As they say necessity is the mother of invention. Planning ahead brings good results.
Capricorn Deep personal change is underway. Re-structuring your life helps with accommodating these changes. The main thing at this time is not to give up. Even though the way ahead seems hard at times your diligence and commitment to long-term goals will hold you in good stead in the future. In other words it’s a case of short term pain for long-term gain!
Aquarius It’s a time in life to dive into the unconscious but with the aid of proven structures and support. Facing ones fears about the more hidden aspects of one’s mind can bring long-term rewards. You have more insights mid-way through August. Learning to let go frees up energy. You have many people willing to offer you support at this time.
Pisces It’s a time to learn to be comfortable with soft edges and ‘not knowing’. Water can be a healing and replenishing element. Others help show you the way forward. Deep change is occurring in relation to habits concerning limitations in working with community and group activity. Innovation comes with expanding your horizons and exploring different ways of engaging with others.
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