Astrology Update for August

 

Dream this August at the Lake. Copyright Catherine Goshen 2017.

Dear Friends,

The crackling and explosive energy of July is behind us. Dare we allow our hearts to open to our dreams for a better future?

There’s a good dose of motivational energy around this month focused in the fire signs. Promote, lead, and follow through. At the same time, don’t be afraid to take calculated risks at work during early August – the time is ripe for them to pay off.

Mercury is stationing retrograde mid-month in its home, Virgo, where it’s most comfortable. There’ll be plenty of time to get to those tasks you placed on the back burner for the last few months. Whether you’re reorganizing your computer files or clearing out your clutter, tackle the work with imagination. Why not listen to your favorite opera or jazz band while you work? Experience the non-linear flow of time which visits us when we are concentrated yet relaxed.

In this way, we’ll make space for the finer things in life, courtesy of Venus in voluptuous Cancer. Be sure to pace yourself with social activities as there is a hint of caution against over-indulgence of one kind or another.

While eclipses can act as emotional bottlenecks – and we have two this August – these special new and full moons are only potent on a personal level if they contact a point in your unique chart. Keep calm, and carry on lovin’.

May the Sun shine upon you,
Catherine

Eclipse. Courtesy of feelgrafix.com

August 7: Full Moon, partial lunar eclipse, at 15 degrees of Aquarius.

August 13 – September 5: Mercury retrogrades in Virgo – reorder your cupboards and/or computer files, or reupholster the furniture. You’ll accomplish plenty!

August 21: New Moon – but don’t use this one to initiate something new. It’s a total solar eclipse at 28 degrees of Leo. Perhaps you’d like to think back to what you were doing in August 1998, the last time there was an eclipse at this degree. How have you changed since then? What’s the next step on your path?