It's August and the Sun is in proud, creative, upbeat, egocentric, loyal, passionate Leo. It's time to play, feel upbeat and shine amongst friends and family - and even at work. The Sun sustains Life. Without the Sun plants would die, then animals, then people. The Sun gives us energy, which is why a sunny day makes us feel good. Our batteries are charging and we are ready to go. Take advantage of this upbeat energy to step forward into the world. Be seen, be smart, be social, be a star at work, but be humble or your ego can trip you up. I noticed once that August has no American holidays. Who needs one when you just feel so darn good.
Since July 17th there has been a Grand Trine in water signs which governs emotions. It's influence continues through August. This is a time of benevolent forces at work. You are being molded into something better. Flow with the current and be swept up into something new and better. Its an emotional time, so express your love, your fears, your deepest thoughts. Its time for us to bond and stop being islands. We need each other and now is the time to embrace that. When the people around us feel good, we feel good. Its contagious. Smile more. Be generous. Be forgiving. Ask for help. Release emotions. Open your heart now. The Universe wants you to spread the love around. It's the dawning of the 60's all over again. All you need is Love. And in what feels like a mean old world, our open hearts will change the meanness to kindness, starting a revolution, making things better for everyone. And this aspect has help from Uranus in the first sign of Aries who has been working on us for a year or so now.
Uranus is in a sign for 7 years. Uranus is brilliance - genius ideas like cell phones, home computers, cures for disease. It's also about new thinking. Uranus is a visionary. Uranus sees what can be. Uranus is going to take us somewhere new. In 1960 did people believe they would want/need to carry a personal phone with them all the time? Can you imagine today not having your cell phone? This is Uranus making things better, or totally creating something that never existed before. And this is true on a spiritual level. Uranus will bring us visions that seem other worldly, visions that may startle us, or seem like fantasy.....but with Uranus they are possible. Uranus is making way for the new, for growth, for new ways of seeing things, for new ways of doing things, for seeing things from the Mountain Top and not the Streets and thus being able to see the bigger picture, and the possibilities therein. Let your imagination soar. Do things you never thought of doing. Try something way out and kooky. Introduce a philosophy to help people be more loving and kind, since the so called Christians seem to have destroyed Jesus's message in favor of fear, finger wagging and anger. Its a time of joining together in new ways. Like cooperatives over corporate ownership, like day care in regular schools paid by the state, like mass transit coast to coast that takes us everywhere like in europe. Its time to change how things are done, and make them better, or better still come up with new ideas like ??????
Pluto and Uranus are still at war. The old vs the new. The greed in the world is destroying our souls and our hope. We can't let that happen. But this energy of push pull is destabilizing. We can't seem to get our footing, we feel like "something is coming" but we don't know what, we feel like things are about to change - all the while the daily world seeming more annoying that usual. We are frustrated and feel impatient, this will then force us to change. And that's what you're supposed to be doing now. CHANGE. Reinvent yourself, connect to the divine, thank the Universe often for all your gifts including life itself. Ask how you can contribute. Then contribute. This is your mission - to find your purpose. Our roles are changing, the status quo is shifting (even though it seems like greed is winning, its not, just reaching its apex before a big fall). We are being called upon to be a community, to care for one another. People are in need out there.....materially, socially, professionally and spiritually. The pendulum has swung too far. We have to stop making everything about money and success and make it about happiness, peace of mind, doing work one loves, having time for family and friends, being healthy and feeling safe. These are Human Rights and they need to be part of our world so there is balance and fairness. The idea of selfishness and greed and meanness must not stand. We can save our world if we change ourselves. Make piece with that neighbor you've been sparing with for years, say something kind to your boss if you can, tell your kids how special they are to you, tell your spouse how much they mean to you, donate money or volunteer for a cause, help the needy and be thankful for what you have. Be a do-gooder and you are on the road to happiness and self discovery. It just takes a little kindness from each of us to move things forward.
In the meantime it's August! Have fun, socialize, forget your troubles and relax and recharge. On August 22nd the Sun moves into Virgo, then it will be time to work hard and take care of the details again.