August Astrology Forecast

We are in a very powerful portal period from June 25-Aug 28th. This includes Mercury Retro, Mars retro and 3 significant eclipses. Also included are 4 other retro planets.  The changes people are going through are happening at lightning speed. If the job, home, relationship, friends or lifestyle are not in alignment with who you are today, a sudden need to move onward will occur. Many people are moving out of their current locations with an instinctual pull to leave now! This is not slow pondering. It is essential to clear out old, outdated belief structures that have guided your life until now. Clear out your closets and simplify your life. This is time to lighten your load. The eclipses bring up shadow material which has been previously hidden from view. Face it head on and deal with those closet demons. The healing and transformation available is extremely powerful. Remember to laugh, be in nature, take care of your body and use this time for major reflection. The energies and movement will build by the end of the month. The last two months have not been easy for executing ideas and getting results. When we have Mercury and Mars in retro at the same time, we feel like we are in molasses and it is very hard to get on with projects. Reflecting, Assessing and Review play a part in what lies ahead for the rest of the year. Lions Gate Portal is August 8th- Very good day for a retreat, meditation, healing, visualizing and connecting with your guides. Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo at 18 degrees falls on August 11th. Very opportune time for new beginnings and creative endeavors. For those that are sensitive, the fifth dimensional shifts are very real. People and interests that have given you much joy, will suddenly not seem appealing.

Saturn and Pluto in Capricornboth want results. There is focus, tenacity and strong will power to take advantage of. We have done major excavations of our soul over the past year and there appears to be a lightness of being ready to emerge. 2018 will still carry the intensity of 2017,  but the addition of Saturn in Capricorn will add a groundedness we haven't experienced since 1988-1991. Look at your life and see what you accomplished in that time period.  Did you you have a new purpose or commitment? It is now time to commit to a project, business, relationship or a dream. Very productive and purposeful time. This is the year to be of service in a new way.  2018 numerologically is the 11 vibration which is a master number. Time to show up in a bigger way. Not a time to hide your talents or say someday i will do that. Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn persevere  with sheer determination and tenacity. Procrastination is not part of the equation.  Pluto in Capricorn is the planet that cuts to the core and weeds out what is no longer needed. It is essential to pay attention to your inner divining rod!  Now is the time for reclaiming the magic in our lives and opening up to possibilities that seemed unlikely. The energies on the planet are intense and are teaching us to flow instead of forcing the river. Allowing and Accepting, will align us with Neptune (the divine). Time to break out of boxes that are so out of date and keeping you small. Time to bring your life into present time. The baggage needs to go. We are lightening our load and the vibrancy of the new reality cannot occur with denseness of the past. Listen to your soul and check in to see what your dreams are telling you.

URANUS in TAURUS

Uranus is the planet of revolution, change, awakening,  sudden intuitive hits, and innovation. Uranus in Aries has spent the last seven years activating the world in warrior fashion. Chaos, upheaval, rebellion, protests have occurred to change the world. Now that Uranus is in Taurus, the way in which change takes place will be on a very different vibration. Taurus is one sign that does not like change. It wants comfort, security and money in the bank.  Uranus will rebel in the world of money, fashion, business, beauty and security. How we view our own security can change directions. Uranus wants to be free from being tied down. We will find unique ways to create businesses, new trends with fashion, less conservative tastes, more color in homes and unique housing villages getting launched. This seven year phase will get the ball moving with intentional housing communities for the baby boomer generation. Good time to create your own trend and not follow others. Let your unique artistic style stand out. The energy we experience in a Uranian transit, can affect our bodies with lots of nervous energy, anxiety, insomnia and a feeling of being in a blender. Clearing out the inner clutter will open up new territories that have not been discovered before. It is important to ground yourself during these times with yoga, hikes and psychic protection techniques.

SATURN IN CAPRICORN

Saturn, the taskmaster is in the sign Capricorn until December 2020. Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn and is very comfortable here. Saturn loves structure, discipline and commitment. Capricorn loves accomplishing, respect, goals and status. This is a very good time to bring your goals into reality and work hard to accomplish. While Saturn was traveling through Sagittarius the past two and half years, we were looking at possibilities and exploring. Now it’s time to do the dirty work. Capricorn is an earth sign and needs to move in small increments. Create a goal chart or any system that can track your success. Look in your chart to see what house Saturn is traveling through and this will show where you need to get it together.

MERCURY IN LEO                           July 1- September 5th

Mercury the messenger visits fiery, expressive Leo.  During this time period, we want to express our ideas with passion and zeal. Looking for creative solutions in unexpected places may occur. Good time for writing, performing, selling, advertising, promoting a business and gaining recognition for your ideas. Be willing to be flexible during this highly fixed/stubborn time.

MERCURY IN LEO RETRO             July 25 - August 18th

Reflect, Rewrite, Rest. Redo, and be patient!! This is a time to be very careful with your words and how you speak. Make sure people really understand what you are trying to say. Don’t Assume! Emails, texts and phone messages can certainly get lost or misunderstood. Clarity is the goal. All electronic devices, autos and appliances can all of a sudden stop working. Good time to upgrade your gear(preferably before or after retrograde). It is better to sign contracts, get married or buy a house when the retro is over. Some people change their travel plans but if you expect delays and are aware-you should be fine. I have never changed a vacation due to a retrograde.

VENUS IN VIRGO                              July 9 - August 6th

Venus the goddess of love visits earthy, refined Virgo.  Venus in Virgo loves to play in the garden, eat healthy food, give massages, and create detailed drawings. Good time to organize your closet, change your diet, find meaningful work and communicate in your relationships. Virgo is the analyzer, critic, perfectionist and the helper. Where in your life can you HELP? Can you perfect your craft? How can you make your relationships better? The master craftsman is Virgo- Build something useful and beautiful!

VENUS IN LIBRA                               August 6th- September 8th

Venus the goddess of love visits airy, social Libra. Venus in Libra loves love! Relationships are the favorite topic and the arts is where they are drawn. Libra is an air sign ruled by Venus and balance is the key. Libra wants a win/win situation that is fair for all. This is a good month to improve your relationships and find new social arenas to explore. Creativity is enhanced. Find pleasure in decorating, drawing, feng shui, connections and beauty all around. Very refined and loving energy.

MARS IN AQUARIUS                         May 15- November 15

Mars the planet of desire visits airy, eccentric Aquarius. Mars will have an unusually long visit through Aquarius due to the retrograde happening at the end of June, which i will cover next month. Mars in Aquarius wants to rebel, protest and strike out into new territory. This is a very independent combo. Mars is your energy, drive, anger and men. Aquarius is an intellectual, unique, progressive, humanitarian sign. When these two join forces, you have innovation and electrical energy. Do something new! Go out into the community and meet new people. This is good for activist, progressive movements.

MARS IN AQUARIUS RETRO            June 26-August 28th

When Mars is in retrograde, our energy can tend to be depleted, get tired easily and lack the drive to get things done. Usually people notice they feel like they are moving through molasses. The energy slows down and we need to be more careful in your actions. Good time for more sleep, patience, connecting with divine timing and taking care of your health. When the Mars energy gets contorted, anger and frustration take the reign. Find a healthy outlet for the release. Time to examine how you connect with others, what you do with your frustration and how to connect your head and your heart. Mars in Aquarius is very speedy and very mental. Turning it retro can feel like your head is in a blender. Too many things to do, commitments to handle and people to see. Slow down, meditate, ground and focus on one thing at a time.

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