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August 2011 Horoscopes

Relax and Rethink

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This month begins as we are still riding the tidal waves of the prior eclipses in June and July. Great change has happened in many lives. Neptune (creativity) will slip back into Aquarius (humanitarian) on the 6th to stay until February 2012. This will give us all an opportunity to review the past approximately 15 years to see if we have learned our lessons toward a highly evolved humanity aware of their spiritual roots. Mercury (communication/electronics) goes retrograde from the 3rd until the 27th. Remember to put off buying any computers, games, etc. and prepare for delays and miscommunications. The best things to do during a Mercury retrograde cycle are re-do, rethink, relax and clean out your closets or drawers. It’s a good time to reevaluate everything. It is not a good time to start anything new, like a business venture and definitely not a good time to sign contracts. They will usually need re-doing. We have a happy Sun in Leo, the sign it rules, which is a nice time for parties/vacations and just generally being happy. The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 13th could bring some emotional responses to being manipulated. The New Moon in Virgo on the 29th will be a time to see what new healing you can bring into your life. Lilith (danger) opposes Saturn (foundations) all month and challenges all to seek clarity and the truth in all of the lies and illusions that are around us. There are five planets in retrograde this month, which slows things down even more, asking us to just chill and integrate all of the recent changes.



A strong energy in your home sector could create problems. Mind your biting tongue and be kinder. Not everyone is as smart as you. Venus (play/love) starts your month in a very amorous state of mind. There is good energy for a fun vacation in the first few weeks. There is potential rebirth in your job sector and look for a better one if you don’t like the one you have.


From the 5th to the 20th, Mars (aggression) opposes (dance or fight) Pluto (power for change), which may cause some power plays with a potential for strong words or even violence. This happens in your everyday living sector. Venus in your home brings the possibility of re-decorating. The New Moon on the 29th gives you an opportunity to think about what you would rather be working on. The Mercury retrograde is also here. Time to rethink that job and your health.


Three areas are lit up in your chart this month: Money/talents, siblings/daily life, and home/Mother. Mercury retrograde happens in the home area. Clean out closets and drawers to free up energy by the end of the month when you can throw yourself into a project involving new studies and possibly foreign travel or foreign friends.


Everyday living patterns are calling for your attention. Some things may have gotten a little stagnant and could use some new ideas. Because Venus (love/beauty) is in your money and talents house, you should focus on these areas the first two weeks. Mercury retrograde muddles your thoughts at month’s beginning and even slows down your earning potential, but after the 27th that will free up again.


You never looked lovelier and all eyes are upon you, thanks to Venus and the Sun. Audition for something; you can’t lose. The Full Moon on the 13th makes an important relationship very emotional. It can go either way. The Mars/Pluto opposition hits you hard in the houses of health/work, opposing karma/institutions, through the 20th. Uncomfortable energies to say the least. No speeding tickets this month as it won’t go in your favor.


This Mercury retrograde will hit you a little stronger than others. It’s pretty important that you sit down with yourself and get a clearer picture of where you are heading. Then make some long-range plans/goals and implement at month’s end. Children and friends could be problematic from the 5th to the 20th. Just be your wonderful impartial self and all will work out.


Home versus career is challenging most of this month. Work for balance. Mercury retrograde is calling up deep psychological issues from the past for you. Make sure they are finished and cleared. The Full Moon on the 13th will be an emotional time with the kids. Make it emotionally happy. Mars gives your career a boost all month, so take advantage of the added power.


Could be a month of power struggles for you if you don’t take the high road. Home will be emotionally charged on the 13th. Venus and the Sun highlight a very positive force in your career and people are noticing how charming you are. Relationships can be unpredictable at best.


Big changes in your money opposing other people’s money this month. As Neptune moves back into your subconscious area you have an opportunity to bring forth great gifts from your subconscious. You can use this for the arts or just having Technicolor dreams. There’s a potential for a rebirth in the career sector. Don’t hesitate.


You and your relationships are in opposition. It will be up to you to make it a productive time and not a conflicting one. The Sun and Venus will travel through your death and rebirth house, helping you accept what you cannot change. Your home needs to nurture and support you in different ways. Do you need to change out a few rooms?


Mars gives your health a strong boost of energy. And your job too. Venus helps all your committed relationships to be happier and Jupiter helps your home be just what you want. The full moon on the 13th makes you a standout person and people will notice. On the 20th, the new moon reveals a few hidden mysteries.


Neptune and Chiron are both retrograde in your house of personality/body. This should give you some time to decide what you want to do for your body. The Full Moon on the 20th can reveal a few secrets. Pluto and Mars will be in a tug of war between your desire for more meaningful friendships and your desire to go play with the kids. Do some of both!

Sue Moon has been a student of astrology since 1972 and is an experienced journeyman and practitioner in a number of life enhancement disciplines. You can find her astrology materials and dailies at www.suemoon.com and on Facebook. She is locally based at Bright Spirit Center • www.brightspiritcenter.com.

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