This month will not be dull! There will be two important eclipses in the sign Leo (THE SUN) and Mercury, the planet of communication, will go retrograde on August 12th.
The Lunar eclipse on August 7 will remove the old, no longer necessary energy from our lives. Don’t put up a fight– let it go! The Solar eclipse on August 21st, will bring us new opportunities and circumstances– welcome the chance to live fully from this new perspective!
While Mercury is retrograde (August 12 to September 5), all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. If you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for research and going on retreats, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period. Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions and enacting any major plans.
As always, let us continue combining our Hope with its allies Courage and Commitment as we move forward towards a better world. As always, remember who you are and what you stand for. I repeat very sage advice (and until our results are achieved, I’ll keep repeating it): 2017 will bring big changes, many fraught with turbulence and previously unthinkable occurrences and events. We must all remember that each of us is capable of doing potentially mysterious, empowering deeds and of displaying courage, integrity and heart so vital and vibrant to the continuation of all that we hold dear– and then, we must do them.
Now, more than ever, this quote must speak to us and for us:
“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Circumstances are likely to seem overwhelming– please don’t be intimidated by them. They are part of a “soul strengthening exercise.” With determined effort you’ll come through just fine with a new found appreciation for yourself.
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) This is a time of observation, research and planning. What you discover will enrich your life. No matter how tempting, please keep your own counsel– this is not the time to share information! In so doing, your truth will have the nurturing circumstances it needs in order to fully develop.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Mercury is your ruling planet and it’s retrograde. Retrograde planets can feel restrictive. Use this time to establish and maintain clearer, stronger boundaries with the people in your life. Saturn, the planet of duty and restriction, is opposite your sign and is helping you with this task. Accept the help these conditions offer and you’ll love the results!
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) It’s time to put the ruler and pre-fabricated measuring tools you’ve been measuring your progress by away. Creative spontaneity– living in the moment– is the most productive thing you can do now. Listen to your hunches and go with your gut. The excitement you feel as you wing it is worth it and you’ll love the results.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) The beauty of life lies in its surprising uniqueness. Instead of sticking to an overly planned route, disconnect your life GPS and let yourself wander. Allow destiny to guide you. You’ll love arriving at the perfect and beautiful destinations created just for you.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Mercury is your ruling planet, too, and its retrograde motion will affect you the same as it does THE LOVERS. Retrograde planets can feel restrictive, but this is for a good reason. It’s important that you use this time to establish and maintain clearer, stronger boundaries with the people in your life. Saturn, the planet of duty and restriction, is in an adversarial relationship your sign, so please accept the “help” these conditions offer and you’ll love the results!
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Your theme this month is responsibility, power and discernment. What you experience will relate to who you are and what your personal truth is. How you handle your relationships with the people and situations you encounter is the key. Please don’t follow the crowd; it’s not to your advantage during this period of important inner changes.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Normally, I’d advise you to ignore the facts and go with your feelings. That advice won’t work this time, though. Because your feelings are more than a little entangled with some outmoded behavior patterns from your past, you’ll benefit from consulting with an expert. The wisdom you receive will assist you as you grow beyond those limiting patterns.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) In a few months, Saturn, the planet of restrictions and structure, will leave your sign. The hard lessons will be over and life will feel more like an adventure and less of a survival course. It’s especially important to remember what you’ve learned during this intense 2 ½ year life course. Take special care to nurture your hopes, wishes and dreams– a very rewarding time awaits you.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) You were born an adult– very serious and observant. These fine attributes are important tools, especially during the last few years. Now, however, these excellent traits need to be balanced with fun! Do yourself a favor and give yourself the gift of a 4-day weekend someplace exotic.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “God’s delays are not necessarily God’s denials.” Although, this may be a frustrating time for you, it won’t last forever. Use this period to examine your relationship with the values of trust, faith and personal courage.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) The awesomeness of finger-painting can’t be exaggerated. Imagine life is like a big, blank canvas and you’ve got a limitless color palette. Allow yourself to use “new” colors and resist the temptation to paint inside the lines. Often the pursuit of exactness is based on feelings of insecurity. You’ll learn to trust yourself and life a lot more if you encourage and explore the abstract in life.