August 2018 Monthly Horoscopes

Welcome to the August monthly horoscopes! July was pretty intense and the heat wave continues into August. This month we have a partial Solar Eclipse in Leo, Mercury Retrograde in Leo, Mars Retrograde in Aquarius, and two very lovely harmonious aspects with Jupiter trine Neptune, and Uranus trine Saturn. Please read your horoscope for your rising sign which is your ascendant. I have also included a crystal talisman recommendation for each sign to help you make the most of the best energies this month and to minimize the more difficult energies. Thank you!

 

Aries Rising

Talisman: Peacock Ore

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will push you towards expressing some unique aspect of yourself that can help you to fulfill a long-term dream of yours. Mercury Retrograde also in your 5th house will help you to discard un-favourable self expressions.  Mars retrograde is happening in your 11th house where a purging of your social buddies can occur. Jupiter trine Neptune will create a pocket of energy that will unchain you from old ways of thinking. Uranus trine Saturn will ground the new creative expressions, social circles, and thoughts most obviously in your career.

Taurus Rising

Symbol: Rose Quartz

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will bring some voltage to your house and home. Mercury retrograde also here can help you see where the wires are crossed. Mars retrograde in your 10th house can bring up some insecurities with regards to your career and status. Jupiter trine Neptune will send sparks flying in your relationship sector while Uranus trine Saturn will shift your perspective on what your role is in your personal and professional relationships.

Gemini Rising

Talisman: Septarian

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will place the emphasis on your voice. Mercury retrograde also in Leo will beg you to ask the question “what do I need to say?” Mars retrograde in your 9th house is taking you down a very different path that you haven’t walked before. Jupiter trine Neptune will send its cleansing waters to your health and daily life. Uranus trine Saturn will illuminate this different path.

Cancer Rising

Symbol: Rhodonite

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will bring a spoonful of self-love your way. Mercury retrograde also in your second house will inspire you to be less self-critical. Mars retrograde in your 7th house is helping you to assert your power.  Jupiter trine Neptune will give you a spiritual breakthrough with regards to your purpose. Uranus trine Saturn will ground this new spiritual breakthrough into reality.

Leo Rising

Symbol:  Fire Agate

Hold on to your manes Leos! The Solar Eclipse will be happening in your own sign which is your 1st house. This is your last opportunity for a while to make those changes in yourself and your life. Mercury retrograde also in your 1st house will provide you with the introspection you need. Mars retrograde will make you extra determined to release irrational fears. Jupiter trine Neptune will help you to create peace of mind over something that has been troubling you. Uranus trine Saturn will shift your lifestyle to accommodate changes in your career and status.

Virgo Rising

Symbol:  Charoite

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will confront issues around your misplaced ego. Mercury retrograde also in your 12th house will help you work through issues around giving and receiving. Mars retrograde can bring out some hidden enemies for a confrontation. Jupiter trine Neptune will gift you with the opportunity to deal with your relationships in a more philosophical way. Uranus trine Saturn will make you take a step back from coddling an idea or person that is trying to break free.

Libra Rising

Talisman: Yellow Opal

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will bring encounters with the “right” people who can set you on the “right” path to success. Mercury retrograde in Leo will make you reconsider some of your supposed friends. Mars retrograde in Aquarius is making you extra determined to bring spontaneity and fun back in your life. Jupiter trine Neptune will give you a boost of inspiration that you need in order to lighten up. Uranus trine Saturn will materialize the new-found joy and innocence in your lifestyle.

Scorpio Rising

Talisman: Carnelian

The Solar Eclipse in Leo is bringing a new opportunity in your career sector. With Mercury retrograde also happening in your 10th house, this opportunity might be from the past. Mars retrograde in Aquarius is making it difficult to smooth out problems at home. Jupiter trine Neptune can greatly assist you in repairing the relationship you have between yourself and the sense of lost innocence that you are experiencing. Uranus trine Saturn will enable you to look at all that you have to offer from an objective perspective.

Sagittarius Rising

Talisman: Apophyllite

The Solar Eclipse in Leo is encouraging you to do what works best for you. Mercury retrograde also in your 9th house is reminding you that all the answers you seek are within. Mars retrograde in Aquarius is about asking for what you want. This can be through journaling, self-talk, or discussing it with someone you trust. Jupiter trine Neptune will help you feel more secure in your life. Uranus trine Saturn is bringing self-trust to you.

Capricorn Rising

Talisman: Rhyolite

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will help you realize that you are not your insecurities. Mercury retrograde also in your 8th house will help you to throw away these useless fears. Mars retrograde is causing some frustrations around the need for independence. Jupiter trine Neptune will bring you the support systems you need. Uranus trine Saturn is bringing a lot of luck your way this month.

Aquarius Rising

Talisman: Mookite

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will bring some important changes to your relationship sector. Mercury retrograde in Leo will show you if you are being too selfish or selfless in your relationships. Mars retrograde in your 1st house is teaching you to trust the process. Jupiter trine Neptune can bring some new lucrative opportunities in your career. Uranus trine Saturn can make you want to travel and emotionally detach from your family.

Pisces Rising

Talisman: Ruby

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will change-up your daily routine. What do you need to do that you have been holding off from? Mercury retrograde also in your 6th house can highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly of your health and routine. Mars retrograde in your 12th house will help you to let go of old resentments that are keeping you stuck. Jupiter trine Neptune can bring a mini spiritual awakening whereby you can see the bigger picture. Uranus trine Saturn will help to restructure your social circles to suit the new and improved you.

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Full Moon in Virgo March 1st 2018: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Moonbeams: Discernment, Materialization, Healing

Major Lesson to be Learned: Being of service to your higher self by grounding its energies into practical reality

Challenge to Overcome: Not wanting to take a hard look at yourself without your rose coloured glasses on.

The Moon will be putting on her spectacles and rolling up her sleeves during this lunation. There are 4 planets in Pisces- Sun, Neptune, Mercury, & Venus which is imbalancing the Virgo Pisces axis to an extreme. Having such a strong conglomerate of Piscean energy will require la luna to put forth some extra efforts and put on her high beams in order to see through the ethereal mist.

Like a Virgo

Virgo is an earthy sign that is methodocial, organized, self sacrificing, and analytical. It’s staring at all this mystical energy plotting how to fix it. On the other hand, Pisces is a sign of mysticism, surrender, dreams, and emotions. It’s staring at Virgo charming and luring it away from a place of rigidity to a place of flow.

Virgo Full Moons are our opportunities to clean up the Virgo ruled area of our lives. We have 1 full moon in this sign every year and every year I usually see a lot of people decluttering, cleaning, organizing, and revamping their lives. This is Virgo’s ‘sacred work.’ Being of service to yourself and humanity through letting go of material fixations and focusing on how you can help others from a place of true sincerity and humility. When a Virgo is able to properly harmonize its Piscean energy, we can see some beautiful practical magic unfold.

Sacred Work involves applying the 3 ways of the Virgo Pisces axis. Here are 3 ways to work with the energies of this moon.
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1. Intuition Precision
Have you ever wondered how it is that Virgo’s always seem to know how to plot their next move? As someone with a few Virgo’s in my family, I can honestly say that I have rarely seen them take a misstep. It’s like they can envision exactly how something is going to play out. This is because Virgo’s more than any other sign, trust their intuition. They rely on their hunches and gut feelings as a navigational tool. Being an earth sign, they will follow through on their feelings and take action. It is this precision intuition that will be illuminated for us during this full moon. Trust your instincts and use the Virgo ability to ground those instincts into reality.
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2. Making the Mystic Realistic
This actually happens to be my motto and the motto for this blog. Ironically, I started this blog during the Virgo Pisces axis of 2015, so it makes perfect sense. The Virgo Moon is analyzing all of the Pisces energy and is deciding what you can realistically manifest, and what needs to go. For example, you might have been dreaming about having this amazing perfect job, and yet you haven’t taken any practical steps to acquire that job. The Virgo Moon will tell you to hold on to that dream, but to start putting out resumes and do some networking. Or perhaps you have been fantasizing about getting married and starting a family. The Virgo Moon might completely discard this fantasy because you are not in the right place for that and should be focusing on other things in your life right now. Essentially, this full moon will be giving you a reality check in the Virgo Pisces axis area of your life. It’s not about discarding all of your dreams, since Virgo knows that dreams are the architecture of your reality, rather, she wants too ensure that you are healthy and not obsessing over things that are not “serving” you.
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3. Feeling is Healing
This is probably the toughest job for Virgo and one that will be the most uncomfortable during this full moon. Virgo’s are known to be quite cranky and moody and this is because they like to keep all of their emotions stored up inside. They are very afraid of vulnerability and the Piscean void of being open and receptive. Virgo’s will store their pent up feelings inside and these feelings get stored in the sacral chakra- the bowels, intestines, liver, and sexual organs. We know energetically that if you are constipated, or are too regular, or are feeling more depressed and anxious- the above mentioned areas will not be functioning properly due to a build of up of emotions. Remember, Virgo rules the bowels, so it tends to have issues digesting its feelings. With such a heavy emphasis on Pisces energy at this time, we will be feeling extra emotional. You want to be careful that you are not suppressing your emotions, but are finding ways to release them. Go for a walk, do some exercise or yoga, meditate, walk barefoot through the grass, cry, do anything that will help to ground you. Virgo is the sign of the harvest so we have an interesting energetic portal opening up for us at this time. Full Moons wrap up cycles, usually two week cycles, but I would go further back and say this moon is wrapping up what began during our New Moon in Virgo back on September 19, 2017. What did you experience back then? With a harvest moon occuring right before Spring, there is a need to release and discern what is healthy for us and what is making us sick. We all know Virgo is the sign of health and healing, so use this Full Moon to listen to your body.
There has been a lot of hype about this lunation for the simple fact that we have a stellium in Pisces. We cannot discount Pisces energy as being illusory and useless, we have to honour all of its magical gifts by using its Virgo opposition to materialize it. This is why the Full Moon in Virgo is about ‘separating the wheat from the chaff’ the most sacred work there is.

New Moon in Virgo September 20, 2017: Solitary Witch

Date: Wednesday September 20, 2017

Moonbeams: Witchery & Surrending

Our New Moon in Virgo features 5 planets in Virgo with some auspicious configurations for magic.

Virgo is the sign of the Virgin which is all about being one with one’s self, and not needing anyone to define you. Virgo is a very solitary sign because it spends a great deal of time alone putting up walls of reserve and solitude in order to examine the divine details from a place of quietude. This encapsulates Virgo in a pristine crystalline structure that allows Virgo to view every situation from a place of clarity and reserve. Mercury, the ruler of Virgo is still conjunct Mars meaning that even Virgo’s are having trouble trusting information coming through at this time. Thought processes have quickened, but at the expense of intuition which is the cleaning agent of Virgo. Mars opposite Neptune is distorting our dreams and wishes, so the energy is very messy and in Virgo season, this is the equivalent to hell breaking loose. Saturn squaring the New Moon is putting pressure on the New Moon to clean up this confusing mess and the Moon is freaking out blaming itself for this kerfuffle.

If we go back to the basic archetype of Virgo, it’s one of solitude and quietude. Releasing blame and self critical behaviour is the best “cleaning agent” at this time. Mercury opposite Neptune is allowing us to weave spells of magic, to use affirmations and mantras to achieve the desired results. Having a heart to heart conversation with your guides and the universe will alleviate the pressures from Mercury and Saturn at this time.

It’s time to prune your broomsticks, get out your grimoires, and polish your crystals. The greatest lesson this New Moon has to offer us is that we are not the Be All and End All. There is no shame in asking the universe for help or calling upon higher forces for assistance. Most of us have been going through some major transformations this last little while do to the eclipses, and as a result we have found that we have been putting extreme pressures upon ourselves in order to get through the changes we have been experiencing. Part of the lesson of the Mercury Mars conjunction has been about releasing control. This is one of the hardest things for Virgo to accomplish, but surrendering control by calling upon higher forces is what will allow you to see the divine in the details as opposed to just a messy situation. We cannot forget that Virgo is a Mutable Earth sign which means that changes we co-create now will have a long lasting effect. This is why Virgo is the sign of the Witch. A witch is only a person who in her centredness invokes spirit to create change.  What a better time for magic?

 

 

 

 

2018 Bridal Trends for the 12 Zodiac Signs

Venus in Aries- Anne Barge 

Venus in Aries ladies are assertive in their power and fair better in clean simple classic dresses that will not take the attention away from their self confident auras. Take a cue from Anne Barge’s 2018 Bridal Collection- a nod to the 1960s featuring Brigitte Bardot hairdos, deep v necklines, bows, and classic silhouettes, with a dash of lace, or try a pantsuit from Viktor & Rolf’s minimalist collection that screams miss Venus in Aries- Audrey Hepburn.

Muse- Audrey Hepburn

Aries Oracle

Venus in Taurus- Elie Saab

Venus in Taurus ladies are all about luxury and comfort. Feminine silhouettes, pink, lace, and tulle bring the Venusian feminine energy out for these brides. Go for an Elie Saab princess gown. Imagine your big day as a sepia Lana Del Rey music video, full of pink flower crowns, sparkling jewels, and sunset peach skies.

Muse- Lana Del Rey

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Venus in Gemini- Houghton

Venus in Gemini brides love sparkle and risque dresses.On their wedding day, their seductive twin likes to come out and play, leaving behind their more demure sophisticated twin. Cue Venus in Gemini lady Jennifer Lopez. Try a gown from Houghton, sparkly and a little revealing.

Muse- Jennifer Lopez

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Cancer- Temperley London?

Venus in Cancer brides look their best in lace and vintage feminine gowns that will represent their delicate nature. Angelina Jolie’s Venus in Cancer gifts her with a graceful elegance. I would suggest a Temperley London gown featuring old lace with a dash of pink.

Muse- Angelina Jolie

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Leo- Jenny Packham

Leo brides look ferocious in red and bold designs, anything that will make them stand out from the rest of the pack. Jenny Packham’s 2018 Bridal collection featured some red hot dresses, perfect for any Leoline Queen.

Muse- Gina Lollobrigida

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Venus in Virgo- Carolina Hererra

Venus in Virgo brides look ravishing in conservative simple gowns that denote wholesome charm and innocence. Look to Carolina Herrera for her elegant crisp gowns to save the day.

Muse- Audrey Tautou

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Libra- Lela Rose

Venus in Libra brides look their best in classic elegant pieces with a touch of pink and sparkle. Being the second air sign of the zodiac, they are drawn to lighter airy fabrics. Think a combination of Hollywood Grace Kelly mixed with Princess Grace, who by the way was a Venus in Libra.

Muse- Grace Kelly

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Scorpio- Reem Acra 

Being the witchy dark Venuses of the zodiac, Venus in Scorpio ladies look ravishing in touches of black and Gothic elements. Observe any Winona Ryder look whose Venus in Scorpio gives her a black magic aesthetic.

Muse- Winona Ryder

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Sagittarius- Naem Khan

Sagittarius’ are the adventurers of the Zodiac and should wear risk taking gowns on their big day.

Muse- Katy Perry

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Capricorn- Marchesa

Capricorn brides like dresses that are practical, simple, and conservative. A touch of black adds sophistication and a sense of grounding that these earthy beauties are known for. Marchesa’s 2018 bridal collection exudes Capricorn style.

Muse- Scarlett Johansson

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Aquarius- Vera Wang

As the bohemian babes of the Zodiac, Aquarius brides need something unique and hippy. Anything that evokes an easy breezy peasant dress with unusual detailing is right up their alley. Vera Wang’s collection was risky and avant-garde, making her collection perfect for Aquarian brides.

Muse- Paris Hilton

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Pisces- Zuhair Murad

These dreamy mystical brides look gorgeous in anything with illusion sleeves or bodices as well as anything that gives off a major mermaid vibe. Touches of tulle, lace, sparkle, and blue will also do.

Muse- Penelope Cruz

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Full Moon in Virgo: Extracting the Eclipses

Date: March 12, 2017

Time: 10:57am EDT

2:57pm UT

7:57am PDT

22 degrees- Master Builder

Moonbeams- reality check, seeing the bigger picture, processing

Our Full Moon in Virgo is a time of wrapping up the eclipses we experienced in February. This lunation will create a sinking into the soil kind of feeling whereby we will be looking back over the eclipse season and making sense of all that transpired. The Virgo full moon will be reflecting the light of the Pisces sun, teaching us wholeness and forgiveness. This is not the time to be hard on yourself or self-critical, this is the time for self-love and healing. Virgo is the processor (bowels) extracting the nutrients while releasing the toxins. Discerning what needs to stay and what needs to go. In order to integrate the eclipse changes, Virgo’s earth energy is telling us to look at the bigger picture and all the minute details. When we do this, Virgo’s mutable energy will allow us to relax into the process and to trust the divinity of time. Since Pisces is still playing a part during this lunation, use the Virgo ability of observation to pay attention to any signs, symbols, and omens that will be presenting themselves to you from the mystical Pisces realm.

Saturn in Sagittarius will be making a square to Mercury in Pisces, indicating the need to bring structure and stability to your ideas. It’s not enough to just dream it or think it, Virgo will be forcing analysis. Look to see where the moon will be transiting in your chart, because this will indicate where in the house, the divine is living and where the diamonds of the eclipses will be extracted.

Pluto in Capricorn will be trining the moon during this period helping us to transform, check to see where Pluto will be transiting as this will indicate how and where you can harness this power. The Capricorn energy will give you the stamina to do this.

Virgo will be extracting the stones and rocks from the eclipses and using its self love magic to refine them into the shiny bright diamonds they are.

Tarot Questions for our New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo

I found these great New Moon Solar Eclipse tarot questions from Liz Worth who is a Toronto based Astrologer and Tarot Reader.

1. What is the universe asking of me now?
2. What is being eclipsed in my life?
3. What step can I take to create a deeper spiritual connection?
4. What growth will this eclipse initiate in my life?
5. What can I do to support this change?
6. What do I need to understand about the lessons that are before me?

I just did my own reading, and wow, it was very reflective and insightful!

September: Endings & Beginnings Month

Awakening, cutting away, transforming your life!

 

Triple and Quadruple 9 Code being activated all month long

9 month of the year, 18 universal month that reduces to 9, Sept 1 beginning with a 9 degrees in Virgo New Moon Solar Eclipse

9= letting go of beliefs, patterns that are not energetically aligned with us

18= means we need rest, relax, go within, dreams super active, nature

1 days of September- new beginning

9- core message, clear out to make room for love and compassion, need to heal, heart is fully lit up now, deep sensitivity

1st eclipse- shifting, universal date- symbolizes the sun, ancient message of paradise on earth, healing in your heart

1 adds to 19 universal day- endings and beginnings, by the end of month you will have transformed, we all came from love

Sept 9- Jupiter moves into Libra-woohoo my Jupiter return!!

Sept 16- Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Pisces

Sept 22- The sun moves into Libra

Sept 22- Fall Equinox

Sept 22- Mercury Goes Direct

Sept 26- Pluto Goes Direct

Sept 27- Mars Enters Capricorn

Virgo: The Cosmic Mechanic

Now that the celebratory season of Leo is over, and you have embraced your inner lion king or queen, it is now time to put your kingdom in order. With Virgo, the divine is in the details. Virgo season is one of cleaning and fixing up your life! The symbol of Virgo is the virgin, representing the purity and innocence of this time of year. Virgo’s remove any impurities from their life, whether that be mental, emotional, physical, or material. Out of all the times of the year, now until September 22, is a time when the connection between mind and body is of the utmost importance. Impurity is the root cause of sickness in all its forms. Have a clean state of mind, and the physical body will show the same. Physical toxins represent spiritual toxins.

Virgo season is a time to pay attention to the details, analyze what needs to be removed and what needs to be introduced in your life. Since Mercury is the ruling planet during this time, repairing the broken is to ensure life runs more smoothly down the road. Making adjustments now, is not for the present, but for the future.

Virgo season is the season of fixing things up! This is the time when the cosmos will shine a blaring light down on what is broken. When we find things in the external that have are in shambles, this is only a reflection of what needs to be fixed spiritually within us. Virgo’s are givers, and represent the spiritual gift of service. How can one be in service, if their spiritual selves are cluttered with all that does not serve them? Get our your Book of Shadows and start making notes of what needs to be done. Remember, our outer worlds are always reflecting back to us our inner worlds, so use the Virgo ability of observation to closely observe the omens, signs, and symbols which are communicating to you about your higher self.

So Roll up your sleeves, and become your own cosmic mechanic this season by channeling the divine to know how to fix what is broken, and you will start to see that what needed to be repaired, was only you!

Tips

Green Moss Agate is the perfect crystal for Virgo’s as the green colour correlates to the earth sign and groundedness of this time. It also promotes physical health.

Green Aventurine sharpens the eyes, which will help you to “see” during this very analytical time. This stone is also a lucky stone to bring forth opportunities!

Love & Light