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August 2017

Hold on to your kittens because August is going to be a wild ride! This is eclipse season so transformation is afoot. In fact, August could be a game changer for many people so keep an eye on your world and what’s happening in the political realm as well.

Let’s start off by talking about Uranus. (I know, I know, you’re gonna giggle for a moment. Because Uranus…) Uranus will be turning retrograde in the sign of Aries on the 3rd and will remain so until January 2018. This is the planet of innovation, rebellion, and upheaval. In retrograde motion, these energies can become amplified, especially if they have been lying dormant. There may be some amazing new inventions coming out during this period, something that could prove to be a truly innovative for all. Technology for the win! Woot! But if there are simmering resentments of any sort, we may see some sort of a revolution taking place. Rebellion against the norm or anything that smacks of authoritarian vibe will be coming to the surface. The status quo, especially any that has been heavy-handed, may experience an unexpected turn of events. Impulsive actions could bring further disruption. This is a time where we all need to be aware of what needs to change – and what our part is in making those changes happen. Freedom is going to be a big theme and the activist could be awakened in many of us. Find a constructive way to initiate change and fight for others if you feel called to. Time for a clean break from the old? Yup.

On the 4th, Jupiter will be in a square with Pluto. This aspect has been floating about for some time but now it’s a direct hit. Jupiter is the planet of expansion and Pluto favors power and transformation. Squares show a conflict. This means there may be a major power struggle coming to a head on this day. The energy could be ruthless. Issues around fairness and authority or the “old” established way could come to a head. Religious extremism could also come into play setting off some sort of power play with intolerance at the root. These two days promise to shake things up – or begin a shake down of some sort. The energy will linger for some time afterwards so don’t expect this to be resolved quickly.

A Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on the 7th amplifies this vibe further. This day could feel shocking in some way. A full scale rebellion could be under way or demands for change could reach a crescendo. On a personal note, this day could illuminate an area where you need to have your own inner revolution. If there is something you’ve been holding on to far longer than you should, this eclipse says: enough. Let it go. Also remember: Aquarius is connected to friendships so it’s possible that changes may be happening around associates or groups of friends. A frenemy may show their true colors. Pay attention and do your best to remain grounded, even if things feel a bit uncertain.

On the 12th, Mercury will turn retrograde in perfectionist Virgo. This retrograde will hang around until September 5th, which means the weeks ahead will test everybody’s patience. Tempers will flare and technology woes may cause trouble. If you’re traveling during this period, get your plans and papers organized. Do not be sloppy. Prepare for delays and create alternate just-in-case scenarios.

A Solar Eclipse arrives in regal Leo on the 21st and this one promises to be a major event. For one, it will be visible across the United States. We haven’t seen this since 1979! My friend Tara Greene says that this particular Eclipse in Leo is called “death of a king” which means we may see something major happening around world leaders. Leaders could rise or fall on this day or the ones that follow closely. Something could reach a boiling point – or be revealed. For regular folks, this eclipse can signal a time to start a new relationship or to do some work around your ego. Tap into your creativity. Begin that new project or book now. Think about how you want to lead. If you’ve been holding back from stepping into the spotlight, this is your signal to take a deep breath and stand tall. Be bold and confident! RISE UP.

The Sun will enter Virgo on the 22nd. After weeks of looking at the big picture, Virgo demands that we handle the details. This is a clean up period, perfect for decluttering, clearing, and fixing. Look at what’s not working and put efforts into solving problems. Virgo loves to serve, making this the ideal time for taking care of others in some way. Whether you’re taking care of loved ones or working for a pet cause, it’s all good.

On the 25th, Saturn will turn direct in Sagittarius. We’ve had a long time to examine our beliefs. Now it’s time to practice what we preach. If you want to make the world a better place, step up, roll up your sleeves and get to work. While there is nothing wrong with being an idealist, it’s important to take those ideals and ethics – and do something constructive with them. The months ahead may give us the opportunity to practice tolerance and rebuild the things that seem broken. As Spike Lee says: “do the right thing.” You now can see what that is – just do it.

Jupiter will be in a harmonious sextile with Saturn on the 27th – optimism returns as the month winds down. Real leaders will begin to emerge in the months ahead and my prediction: we’re going to see massive changes coming to the political arena in the next two years. This month feels like the beginning of a revolution of sorts. How that plays out remains to be seen but I feel it’s going to be significant. The stage is set for transformation and it’s up to us to decide what that should look like. If you’re ready to work for a bigger purpose than yourself, consider August the green light to get started.

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Annnndddd here’s your personal monthly scopes:

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Aries:  Let this statement by Hunter S. Thompson be your motto for August, dear Leo: “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” With Uranus turning retrograde in your sign on the 3rd, you’ll be feeling as if life becomes a bit unpredictable. Volatile even. But you’re a fiery type and courageous as can be so you’ll be able to wade through this vibe better than most. In fact, others may be relying on you to save them from all sorts of drama as the month unfolds. With the Sun and Mars making harmonious angles to your Sun at the beginning of the month, you’ve got the stamina to take on the world’s woes. Plus you’ve got some hot charisma that is bound to get you some action when you’re not busy rescuing others from various intrigues. Romance could be on the menu and you can be sure it’ll be spicy stuff. A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th in your friendship zone gives you the green light to clear up any misunderstandings with your pals. If you’re upset with your BFF, this is your day to hug it out – or end the relationship once and for all. Work gets a bit stressful when Mercury goes retrograde on the 12th. The weeks that follow could bring all sorts of tech glitches and trouble with coworkers. Remain stoic through it all. Be the example of grace under pressure. This is not the time to wilt. A Solar Eclipse in your 5th house of romance on the 21st could add a bolt of passion to your love life. If you’re single, this could be a hot new partner. Already in a relationship? Some erotic fun could inject some much needed heat into the equation. The eclipse is also ideal for expanding your family. If you’ve been waiting for a sign to begin working on making a baby, you can proceed with confidence. The 22nd puts the Sun in your work zone, which means it’s time to step up your game. Lead where you can and you could see your star rise to startling new levels. This is your time to boss up so don’t hold back. Be a pro all the way and you’ll go all the way to the top.

 

taurus astrology

Taurus: This month will be a mixed bag, dear Taurus. Your best mode: do your best to go with the flow and try not to be too stubborn. This is going to be especially important at the beginning of the month when the Sun and Mars hang out in your domestic zone. Family issues need your attention at this time. If there have been problems with a loved one, it’s time to listen deeply and offer your support. Don’t focus on getting your way – seek compromise. If you’re thinking about working on some home projects, August might be a good time to get to it and complete the job once and for all. A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th could open up the door for an amazing career moment – don’t be so consumed with the home front that you overlook this opportunity. It could pave the way for something bigger down the road. Pesky Mercury retrograde hits your 5th house of romance starting on the 12th – relationships could get bogged down with communication issues. Or you may find an old lover returning – do you really want to go down that path again? Think twice before making romantic decisions in the three weeks that Mercury is retrograde. Later on, you might find yourself wishing you had made a different choice. A Solar Eclipse in your 4th house on the 21st is ideal for hanging with the family – or getting your home in divine order. Feather your nest, invite the whole gang over and put some hot dogs on the grill. Get your domestic diva on! The 22nd puts the Sun squarely in your romance sector, which could amp things up a bit as you head into the end of summer. But do remember, Mercury is still retrograde…you might want to keep that heat to a simmer until you get more time to see what’s really cooking.

 

gemini astrology

Gemini: You’re the communicator of the zodiac, dear Gemini. This month, you’re going to be at your best – but there will be some tests along the way. With the Sun and Mars cruising through your 3rd house, your words have power in August. You can make your points with precision and force – which will give you the edge in any situation. If you’re need to engage in verbal combat, you’re always well armed! Your quicksilver mind is also brimming with killer ideas – making this month perfect for brainstorming. You’ll want to jot down those insights and keep them somewhere safe. Later on, you may discover gold in there. Make plans for a trek to somewhere far when the Lunar Eclipse sheds light on a possibility on the 7th. If you’ve been itching to indulge your wanderlust, have at it. But make sure you schedule around Mercury retrograde, which begins on the 12th and hangs around until September 5th. This could throw a monkey wrench into your plans so best to work around those dates if you want to avoid travel woes. This Mercury retrograde will also be hanging around in your 4th house, which means tension with family could turn into an all-out snipe fest if you allow it. Although you’ll get the last brilliant word in, is it worth it if you wound a loved one? Probably not. Hold your fire and put that energy into something constructive. The 21st will bring a Solar Eclipse in your 3rd house – this is the right day to get your message across. Whether you’re trying to communicate an idea or a feeling, know that you will be heard loud and clear. Express yourself! Ask for what you want. On the 22nd, the Sun will begin traveling through your 4th house of domestic things, which means you may want to spend a few weeks sprucing up your nest. Clear out the clutter, organize your belongings, get those repairs done. With your home straight ’n clean, you’ll be happy to return at the end of the day…or at the end of your journeys.

 

cancer astrology

Cancer: With lovely Venus enjoying a nice, long stay in your sign until the 26th, you’ve got that certain something that people will find irresistible. Your charm is at an all time high – and if you work it, you may be surprised at the goodies that come your way. One thing is for sure: you can let your softer, sensitive side show. It will work to your advantage. This transit is also divine for indulging in pleasure! Long bubble baths, sensuous meals, a little retail therapy – it’s all good. In relationships, the Lunar Eclipse in your erotic sector could open up a door for greater intimacy. This is a strong day for exploring new erogenous zones or for defining a relationship once and for all. Is s/he your true boo or just a booty call? You might get some real clarity on this day. The 12th brings on a Mercury retrograde in your 3rd house, which means your communication lines could get scrambled. This could leave you tongue-tied or muddle headed. You’ll want to avoid making big decisions for a few weeks. You’ll be more lucid on September 5th when Mercury will be direct. Until then, take your time to sort matters out. Finances are strong all month long. The Sun and Mars will be hanging around in your 2nd house, which means you should see plenty of cake coming in to cover your needs and wants nicely. A Solar Eclipse on the 21st could open up a door for new money to come your way. This could be a promotion, bonus, or a side hustle that begins to pay off. This is sweet news indeed! On the 22nd, the Sun will head into your 3rd house, giving you the mental focus to slay at work or at anything you put your mind to. Just remember: Mercury is still retrograde – you may have moments that feel like it takes every fiber in your being to remain focused but if you work on it, you’ll get the mental boost you need to break on through that noise.

 

leo astrology

Leo: You’ve got tons of firepower at your disposal this month, dear Leo. With the Sun and Mars in your sign, you can make magic happen or burn the whole thing to a crisp. Why add that second part? It’s because this month also finds us with a significant eclipse in your sign. Eclipses signal a major change and this month you’ll need to ask yourself if you want to create or destroy. The option is yours. More on that in a sec. The Sun and Mars will give your ambitions a power boost. You’re on fire and can generate a lot of heat at this time. All eyes are on you and you will not disappoint. In your career, you can leap ahead of the pack with ease. Don’t be shy. Go for the top! Own that ambition, baby. No shame in being a go-getter! A Lunar Eclipse in your relationship sector on the 7th could be a powerful time for cutting ties with a toxic relationship – or beginning some other entirely new chapter in your love life. If you’ve been looking to shift romantic gears, this day will help you to find the courage to initiate a positive change. Mercury will turn retrograde in your 12th house on the 12th, which means the three weeks ahead are good for deep diving into your psyche and resolving old issues. If you’ve been thinking of entering therapy or getting involved in practices such as meditation, this would be the right time to begin. Look within and you can find the peace you desire. These few weeks may also bring some important secrets out into the light of day. You may discover something about a loved one…or you may get fronted out if you’ve been holding something scandalous close to your chest. Be on guard and watch what you reveal during this particular retrograde. The big news of the month is the Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 21st. This day might be INTENSE. While it’s ideal for rebranding or presenting a “new you” to the world, it’s also possible that something may happen that may alter the public’s view of you. If you’ve been thinking about changing your look, launching a new website, or finally entering rehab, this would be the day. If, however, you’ve been doing something that has not been on the up-and-up, this day and the ones that follow may bring about a downfall. This particular eclipse is sometimes called “death of a king” and often signals some sort of fall from grace. Err on the side of caution this month and you can avoid drama. Instead, be noble in all of your dealings. The 22nd puts the Sun squarely in your 2nd house of finances, signaling a month of financial improvement. You may find that the ambitions you’ve been acting on all month long begin to pay off. Commit to making smart moves with that extra cash flow and you could be padding your accounts nicely this fall.

 

virgo astrology

Virgo: A little R ’n R will do you good this month, dear Virgo. As August kicks off, the Sun and Mars are lying quietly in your 12th house of rest, which means that the month starts off on a contemplative note. This is not the time to push for outcomes. Instead, chill out and do your best to tend to your inner needs. Take a sabbatical if you can. If you cannot, put the “do not disturb” sign on your office door and create some solitude where you can. What you don’t want to do though: avoid responsibilities through escapist behavior. Take care of yo’ business while making time to kick back. Find that balance. The Lunar Eclipse on the 7th will land directly in your 6th house of work, which means some work duties could demand your attention. You may find a situation comes knocking relentlessly, giving you no choice but to get in there and deal. Grit your teeth, do what you gotta do, then move forth. On the 12th, your ruler, Mercury will turn retrograde in your sign until September 5th. This marks a three week period where you may want to think carefully before making a move or stating your peace. Instead, practice mindfulness. Avoid drama by rethinking your position on matters. This is a period best used for reorganizing your plans, thoughts, and self. A Solar Eclipse in your 12th house is ideal for a retreat from the world. Take this day for YOU. A day off to play, dream, think, or just rest up will be rejuvenating. Power down and give yourself permission to say no to anything that feels like it’s a bother. On the 22nd, the Sun will enter your sign, which means Virgo season is in full gear! You’re going to be in your element and getting the praise you deserve. Just remember though: Mercury will be retrograde until September 5th. Take a cautiously optimistic approach going forward – and keep the bigger celebrations on hold until after the 5th passes.

 

libra astrology

Libra: August could be a stellar month for mingling and hobnobbing. With the Sun and Mars lighting up your social zone, this is the right time for you to network like a bawse or dance the night away under the stars! Put yourself out there and people will flock to you. They can’t help it. That’s because lucky Jupiter is still cruising through your sign, giving you the kind of star power that opens doors, both in career and love. You have what it takes to get gold stars in both arenas now so work it, yo! Romance could bump up an exciting notch when the Lunar Eclipse on the 7th lands directly in your true love zone. This could be a new love making their move – or a current paramour finally declaring their feelings. It’s also possible that you may be the one who gets the clarity you need to make a significant decision about a relationship. One thing is for certain: you get a full view of what’s up. But keep in mind that Mercury will turn retrograde in your 12th house on the 12th – you’ll want to meditate carefully in the weeks ahead about long term love plans. Take time to contemplate your desires and concerns. When Mercury turns direct on September 5th, you’ll be more confident than ever – and ready to move your romantic life into a happy direction. A Solar Eclipse in your house of friends on the 21st could create a joyful shift in your social circle. A true friend may come to your aid or a new friendship can blossom at this time. This day is also auspicious for you – make a wish and watch your dream come true! Do note that you’ll want to be careful what you are wishing for because the Universe is listening closely. When the Sun heads into your 12th house on the 22nd, it’s time to slow down and take a time out. Schedule in a vacation in the weeks ahead. It will recharge you in time for your birthday, which is just around the corner.

 

scorpio astrology

Scorpio: Ready to up your game at work, dear Scorpio? If so, you’re in luck! The two most fiery planets, the Sun and Mars, are adding some extra kapow to your career sector in August! This is your month to stand tall and be ambitious. Got a brilliant idea? Run with it. See a chance to lead? Grab it! Spot an opportunity? Don’t hesitate – go, go, GO! Above all, don’t be afraid to toot your own horn. Let everyone know how hot you are (psst…you are epic). Play it big and you may be surprised to see where you are by month’s end. On the 7th, a Lunar Eclipse will hit your 4th house of family matters. This day may find a loved one reaching out for help. Or a situation may reach a crisis point, forcing you to slow down and clean up a mess. You should be able to get any issues under control soon. Friendships could hit a snag when Mercury goes retrograde on the 12th. Communication could be problematic and misunderstandings are possible. You’ll want to listen more than you speak. It’s also possible that a friendship may go bust under this influence, which lasts until September 5th. Whatever the case, treat your besties with care and you may be able to avoid problems. (Psst feel free to clear out your friend closet if it’s filled with ne’er do wells and energy vamps.) On the 21st, a Solar Eclipse will sit high in your house of honors and recognition, paving the way for a major career breakthrough. This could be the one you’ve been waiting for. It’s your time and you’re ready for the next step. Take a bow and know that you’ve earned this! On the 22nd, party with your friends as the Sun joins your 11th house of social. The weeks that follow could find you out ’n about a bit more than usual but do remember: Mercury will still be retrograde until September 5th. Choose invitations and alliances with care. Not every party will be a blast and not every friend will have your best interests at heart. Shields up!

 

sagittarius astrology

Sagittarius: If you haven’t had time to get a summer trip on the books, August may be the right month to make that happen, dear Sagittarius. With the Sun and Mars lighting up your 9th house of travel, there might not be a better time this year! However, we have Mercury retrograde looming large on the 12th, which means you’ll want to double check your plans and be ready for delays. Even though Mercury retrograde is legendary for creating travel havoc, if you are prepared with a plan B, you could sail through that hot mess with a minimum of fuss. The 4th finds your ruler, Jupiter, in a tight square with Pluto – this is not the day to lend money to a friend. You’re normally generous to a fault but this transit could find you wishing you weren’t later on when the loan comes due. On the 7th, a Lunar Eclipse hits your 3rd house and brings an epiphany. A big idea is stalking you and awaits your invitation! Pay attention to any flashes of inspiration that arrive around this day – it may prove to be pure gold. On the 21st, another eclipse arrives – this one is a Solar Eclipse and it will land directly in your travel sector. This could illuminate another opportunity to go away. Or if you are traveling around this day, a major event could happen that might change you profoundly (my tip: be somewhere amazing on this day where you can view the eclipse – then make a wish!). The 22nd finds the Sun moving into perfectionist Virgo and hopping right into your 10th house of career. The weeks that follow are perfect to crush it at work. If you’re gunning for a bigger role or platform, the stage is set. It’s up to you. It will be even easier for you to step up your game to baller status when Saturn turns direct in your sign on the 25th. This is sweet news indeed! After a long retrograde period, you’ve had time to do an inner tune up. Now you can focus on your target, take aim, and have confidence that you’ll hit the bullseye! September could be incredible for your career – just remember to stay focused on what you want to achieve and don’t get distracted. Once Mercury goes direct on the 5th, that part will become easier.

 

capricorn astrology

Capricorn: The potential for a financial reboot is strong in August, dear Capricorn. Pay attention to opportunities to earn more – but also be ready to work your legendary management skills to your advantage. This is your month to get a handle on your earning capacity but also your personal finances – make the most out of this and you’ll be on the road to security (your favorite place to be!). With the Sun and Mars hanging out in your 8th house, you may be involved with issues around taxes, loans, finances, and insurance. Organize your resources. Take stock of your outstanding debts and payment plans. Look at your investment portfolio and see what’s working or not. Dive in and then take inspired action to clear up any issues and set yourself on the right path. This might be a good time to apply for a loan or to work with a tax expert if need be. A Lunar Eclipse in your 2nd house of money on the 7th is ideal for examining your beliefs around money. Do you have poverty consciousness? Issues around self-worth? Use this day to clear that energy so that you can attract more abundance into your life. A Solar Eclipse will hit your 8th house on the 21st – set your intentions around money and put energy into manifesting more income. You might find a new source of money arrives soon after – or it’s possible that you may come up with a side hustle that could amp your earning potential to new levels. The Sun will saunter into your travel sector on the 22nd, which means it’s time to hit the road for an end-of-summer adventure. BUT heads up: pesky Mercury will be retrograde from August 12th through September 5th and it’s lurking in your house of travel too. You could experience some less-than-pleasant surprises such as plane delays, hotel drama, or crap weather. Best plan of action: go but be flexible. If something gets in your way, find a new way.

 

aquarius

Aquarius: August promises to be intense for you, dear Aquarius. With the eclipse energy hitting you directly, you’ll want to be ready to deal – and shift gears on a dime. The Lunar Eclipse will be in your sign on the 7th, which signals a turning point for you. This day and the days that follow are ideal for doing a rebrand. Which means: eliminating self defeating beliefs. Changing your appearance. Putting your needs first. Take some time on this day to think about what needs to go in order for you to show up as your very best. This is especially important when it comes to relationships. The Sun and Mars in your partnership zone puts an emphasis on relationships – which means much of this month is centered around loving yourself as well as you love others. If you’re in a relationship, you need to work on expressing your needs (they are valid) as well as you listen to your partner. Single? By working on self-love, you create the energy to attract a healthier relationship. Remember: you gotta love yourself first – this month gives you the opportunity to do that well. On the 12th Mercury will turn retrograde, which may make you a bit gun shy about expressing your feelings. Be brave but think before you speak. What is the message that you want to convey? Find your words and then the courage to share them candidly. This could open the door for emotional intimacy (something Aquarius struggles with). The Mercury retrograde lasts until September 5th, giving you plenty of time to figure out this communication thing but it also may bring up some financial concerns. Keep an eye on investments and avoid signing agreements, especially around loans, until after Mercury turns direct. The 21st opens up a huge window for relationships when a Solar Eclipse lands in your 7th house. This could be a breakthrough day, bringing you more of what you want in the romantic department. Depending on your status, it could signal new love – or a commitment at long last! If you’ve been doing your work on you, you’ll be ready for the goodness that this eclipse brings. The 22nd puts the Sun into your erotic sector, promising more sizzle in the bedroom as you ease into the last days of summer. The days may be getting shorter but things are getting hotter in your world!

 

pisces astrology

Pisces: August is the right time for finding the balance between work and rest. With the Sun and Mars hanging out in your 6th house, you’ll be busy as can be, with plenty of irons in the fire. If you have a firm routine, you’ll have no trouble zooming through the work load and paring it down to size. But keep in mind that the 6th house also rules health – you may want to consider what regimens you have in place to support your well being during this hectic month. If you’ve been slacking as of late, step it up! On the 7th, a Lunar Eclipse in your 12th house may signal a rest day. Take the day off if you can. If you can’t, do your best to conserve your energy. If you’re pushing too hard, you may just crash and burn on this day. Take a retreat and you can prevent that. Pesky Mercury retrograde strikes on the 12th in your 7th house of relationships. This could bring an ex back into the picture or a current relationship could hit a speed bump. Whatever the case may be, the weeks ahead could be a bit unpredictable. You’ll want to make any decisions about love with great care. If you are impulsive, you might have a relationship hangover when Mercury goes direct on September 5th. On the 21st, a stunning Solar Eclipse in your 6th house may bring an career opportunity that moves you in a whole new direction. Go for it! It may be the change you’ve been waiting for. Speaking of change, the 22nd brings better energy with relationships overall when the Sun heads into your house of relationships. Even though Mercury is still retrograde for a few more weeks, this placement the Sun could bring some positive vibes – or a hot new suitor. Confusing? A bit. But don’t despair. Even though the romantic energy veers between progress and wonkiness, there are opportunities to explore and play. The best path now is to keep an open mind, take your time, and curb that impulse as much as you can. Do that and you’ll avoid any major regrets later on.

 

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