We all have our favourite esoteric tools and guides - be it oracle decks, pendulums, spiritual readings, numerology, astrology or the likes.
Every once in a while the sun, moon, stars and planets have my attention. Today is one such time.
My friend and expert astrologer/numerologist, Michael O'Connor, offers monthly updates that provides brief and poignant astrological guidance and has given me permission to share. Below are some insights for the coming weeks until end of August. May it help guide you along your way.
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Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): For July your focus has been on home and family and there may be work to do. Increasingly, you want to play, to have fun in the sun. This momentum will build. By mid-month, a phase of critical analysis kicks in. Weave in family, fun and intellectual focus. August will prove exciting for you. A passionate and romantic mood prevails. Yet with Mercury retrograde, you are wise to enjoy the moment and avoid making promises. Also, your words could prove to be as sharp as your mind so choose them wisely and think twice before committing some of your thoughts to actual communications.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20): July has probably been busy for you, tending to a variety of fronts. The array will narrow as the month progresses, especially regarding dutiful activity. You already want to play and you will want to play more as August approaches and for the rest of the summer! Your creative drive is flowing strong as well. Less interested in recognition or fame, you primarily want to achieve excellence for your own satisfaction. Quality time shared with family early on then home improvement projects towards month end will hit it.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): In July, your thoughts and energies have been focused on family with emphasis on security. The wider backdrop indicates opportunities to express your creative gifts. This may well take you away from home, on adventures. As August approaches, you want to feel the wind and forget the worries. You will want to pack in a lot this month. Inspirations to express your Self have been ignited. Your energy levels are running high and you are on an upward swing. Some security tremors will linger early on but will fade as August progresses.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Something new is coming into your life or has recently and you are excited. You are in one of those cycles when things are on an upward spiral. You have plenty of reasons to feel grateful and confident too. Your heart is bursting and you want to express your love, beautifully. Bringing your best forward will prove fun and bring rewards. Your confidence levels are high. This will support you to explore new talents and modes of expression in August especially.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): A good deal of activity behind the scenes has and continues to keep you busy in July. Now, you feel excited to explore new territory in one way or another. Your biggest challenge may be deciphering which direction to take next. You feel strong and courageous. Circumstances have required a lot of efforts behind the scenes. If you have answered that call then your confidence levels will be soaring. This momentum will build in August.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22): You are in a cycle of ending and new beginnings. These may be back to back or woven into each other. Either way, forward is ever the way to go, like the flow of the river. Opportunities for abundance and prosperity are indicated and necessity may play a role. A busy time behind the scenes is underway. This window presents an opportunity to achieve something great. If you have been waiting for the right time to do something extra special, this is it. With focus, you could hit the jackpot!
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22): Your public and/or professional life are getting a boost. You feel expansive, confident and bold as though anything is possible. Yet, some big changes close to home are featured and require your focus and commitment. Fun with friends and lovers is indicated for you in August. This is an expansive and exuberant time. This could manifest as advancement, promotions and perhaps even a whole new beginning in your love life. Yet, you will reserve the right to fully express your individuality.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): July finds you in a philosophical mood. Seeing a bigger picture has become important. A deep sense of drive and determination has been building. You will act on this soon. But first, you want to entertain the possibilities yourself (on the inside!) and then make your plans public. Your public and professional life is about to get a big boost. Your confidence levels may need extra attention, but your ambitions are strong and you are eager to capitalize. Cultural activities and travel are favoured.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A soul-searching cycle has occupied your focus in July. As you engage you are feeling your resolve getting stronger. Yet, you may just as well want to get away from it all, to escape. Only you know what you need, but if you harness this power it could take you far. Some powerful, heart-opening experiences are scheduled for you this August. These may come as magical and/or mystical feelings and realizations. Whatever happens, you will feel connected to your soul, profoundly.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your relationship life is getting a lot of attention now. A mix of fun, passion, drama and possibly some edgy communication exchanges are highlighted. Thoughts about what and perhaps who is blocking your flow is on your mind. In the deeper scheme, themes of death followed quickly by rebirth are indicated for you in August. These are linked to important relationships. Circumstances are pushing you to exercise restraint. Be patient with yourself, others and circumstances the results of things may prove different than you currently imagine.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Some big changes in your daily rhythm, routine and perhaps your entire lifestyle have occurred in July. You have and will continue to work hard towards this end. As exciting as this cycle is, it comes with its share of challenges too. ‘One day at a time’ is the ideal attitude. Something big, important and powerful is destined to occur, especially linked to close personal relationships. You will begin to think, perceive and interpret things differently and markedly so. Love relationships could deepen so if that is what you want, focus accordingly.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): July for you will find you in a playful and adventurous mood, generally speaking. Yet you may also feel moody with occasional flare-ups, EVEN POWERFUL ONES. Enjoying quality time with family is featured and reunions are likely. Enjoy this window because you will enter a work cycle again soon. In August, you will give more of your attention to creative projects that have been on hold. Support from others and circumstances are yours to enjoy. Success with these projects could even produce big returns, financial and otherwise.