Cosmic Diaries: August 2018 Monthly Horoscopes
— by Priya Kale
ARIES – Recent developments brought a friendship or social situation to light, asking you to question your role in it, and/or community. You can have the freedom, acceptance, love, respect, and recognition you want and need. It begins with self-acceptance, self-awareness, and loving yourself — even the darker parts, then you can start to heal a situation, or your heart. Be true to who you are today, and your inner-child. Something might feel like a risk, but as vulnerable as it makes you feel, the real risk would be passing a chance at happiness. Be authentic, bold, and follow your heart. Success would mean nothing, if didn’t mean something to you. And there are people in your life, who you can consider to be trustworthy allies, who are your equals, with whom you can form mutually respectful, loving, passionate, creative, and lucrative partnerships. You do not have to rush into anything you feel unsure of. Take things a day at a time, allow yourself to be vulnerable, share the love you feel and be open to receive. As your ruler Mars stations direct at the end of August — something within you is becoming undeniably clear on a goal, ambition, and what needs to happen next. The only sure way to fail is to never try. Be in no doubt, the work you do, heals many and this is your legacy to the world. It doesn’t have to be all work and no play either. And you can have a lot of fun with this. Be authentic, bold, confident, creative, and you can create a life that you are proud of, and gives back to the world. It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top. And every moment is a new moment to live, love, laugh and create again.
TAURUS – Last month brought a professional situation into focus, asking you to release insecurities and ambitions you’ve outgrown — so you can re-align with an authentic part of yourself. This month a Solar Eclipse suggests, you’re planting seeds for a life that reflects an inner truth, serves a higher purpose, and offers you the material and emotional security you desire. So makes you feel safe — emotionally and financially? What were your parents values about security? What was childhood like? Were you encouraged to reach for your ambitions? Confront the past honestly, you will see it in a new light allowing you to leave behind (a perhaps darker) chapter. For better or worse, the past is gone. And you can create a new life you love, and gives back to the world. You have family, and people, who love you and want see you succeed. Don’t let pride prevent you from receiving or asking for help you need. Your presence alone is like a breath of fresh to air — healing all whose life you touch. As Mars stations direct, you reach a peak moment asking you to keep your perspective and a long-term goal in mind. An opportunity could be the answer to your prayers, revealing the road ahead with a partnership or a goal. Be wise, and remember this is not about success, but your life’s work and soul mission. Stay true to your integrity, and you can partner with others who share common goals. Life is a journey, you’ve come a long way, and you’re not alone. Be humble as you sow seeds of love, nurture the garden of your life, and what you value daily — and it will blossom and bear fruit.
GEMINI — You’re coming to a deeper understanding of a relationship or something now that’s weighed heavily on you. As the Leo Solar Eclipse aligns a veil is being lifted; there’s an important truth dawning on you, revealing something in a new light. If there has been a communication breakdown, you can have heartfelt conversations that bridge a divide. There’s no shame in admitting your true desires, or where you might have been mistaken. Your words have the power to hurt or heal, so don’t allow your pride or defences stand in the way of your happiness. You can re-negotiate important financial and personal commitments, so they work for everyone. But go slow, and don’t feel pressured into making any commitment until you are ready. As Mars stations direct, a professional situation comes to light at the end of the month, giving you the clarity you need about your next move, and solidify partnerships with significant others. Just be conscious not to compromise your integrity or values, or fight for control or power — it’s not worth it. You have more to gain, than anything you fear losing and there is real love in your world. You’re at your charming, flirtatious, romantic, persuasive, creative best and on the road to greater security. Walk your talk, and put your heart into everything you do. An idea is worth its weight in gold — believe in it, and yourself.
CANCER – Late last month brought the dramatic end of a chapter; asking you to remain emotionally detached in a situation you feel powerless in. You don’t have total control in a situation, but you are not powerless. You’re at the beginning of a new cycle now — asking you to re-align with your values, and avoid compromising them at any cost. So what or whom do you value? Why? How much do you value yourself? No one can define your worth other than you. What’s priceless and precious about is your ability to give, unquestioningly from the heart. And it is one’s heart that is the true measure of wealth. You’re learning you don’t really need much, but you have a lot to share. You have the power to choose where you invest your time, money, heart, love, and energy — what you feed is what will grow. You’re learning information, reflecting the greater potential in a situation, and your authority in your life to make choices that work best for you, and consequently, everything you care about. It’s a cutthroat world, but you needn’t play that game. By the end of the month, a professional situation, or relationship that has taken many twists, turning around again. Trust your own judgment, remember your lessons, then you needn’t fear the past repeating itself. There is at least one person in your life with whom you can form a formidable team with — whether personally, professionally or both. You’ve learned difficult lessons, but you needn’t fear the past repeating if you remember them. Move slow, pay attention to actions rather than words, and you can deepen connection where there is mutual respect, commitment, trust, and love. You’re growing in a sense of security, self-esteem, and awareness of what’s truly precious about you and in your life, and how much there is to hope for. Dare to think and dream big. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
LEO – Late July, marked the end of a chapter in your relationships, asking for greater self-reflection, self-awareness. But a Solar Eclipse in your sign this month, suggests you’re re-birthing now on a core level. So who are you? You are not who you were yesterday let alone two decades ago. This is a journey of self-discovery, re-identification, and re-alignment with your most authentic self. his is a re-birth, asking you to drop the mask and leave the past behind. As exposed as you feel, your vulnerability is a strength and an inspiration to many. Be proud of yourself, and how far you’ve come. Dare to embody your truth, and let actions speak — yours and others. The recent past has taught you valuable lessons about yourself, what you need to feel safe in your commitments, and what your highest goals are. Relationships have fallen away, while others have surprisingly deepened. You can have the deeper emotional and material security, intimacy you desire. You’ve learned about yourself recently, acknowledge what isn’t working so you can make healthier choices moving forward. Also, recognise (re-) building trust or healing takes time, and will call for making real changes. Move slow, keep your perspective on an evolving situation, and avoid pre-mature judgement till you’ve experienced something. As Mars stations direct at the end of the month, you will see what needs to be done to heal or get back on track towards your highest goals. Life is a journey, and there are no mistakes — we live, learn, and grow. And you’re learning, relationships change but true love never dies.
VIRGO – Lately you’ve felt like you’ve been walking backwards in the dark. But recent developments have shown you what’s no longer working, doesn’t serve your deepest soul purpose, and needs to be released. You still have unanswered questions about the best way to move ahead. Be patient with this process and most importantly yourself. The information you need is on its way to you. For now, acknowledge the subconscious thoughts, desires and fears — that you barely dare acknowledge to your self. Then they need not unconsciously rule your decisions. Pay attention to your dreams, intuition, your inner voice. Go inward, recharge your batteries, and reconnect with a soul vision. There’s a new consciousness arising within you and as the Sun enters your sign, you’re re-birthing with greater self-awareness, and awareness of your role in existence. Your relationships, especially one close personal relationships, are coming to light at the end of the month. This is a chance for self-reflection, asking you to get very clear about how you feel about someone, what you need from your relationships, your fears, as well as your hearts true desires. For some you may be falling in love — for the first time, or all perhaps over again. You’ve been hurt before but you can’t let that stop you from living or loving again. Acknowledge your fears and desires, but stay in the moment — rather than react unconsciously to triggers. If you’re not sure about something — move slow, and test the waters before you dive into anything headlong. Soon you will have the clarity you need about what you can do to create the change you need. Value yourself, and stay true to your values, and you can trust yourself to make choices that make you happy. Dare to follow your heart.
LIBRA – Eclipses in July brought dramatic revelations and developments; triggering deep desires, passions, or perhaps old traumas around sex, love, or even puberty. You can have the freedom and acceptance you need; but it begins with learning to love and accept yourself, and recognising you are already free. You have the power to make a wish come true, and gather the support you need for a cause you feel passionately about. But it will also ask you to confront a part of your past, and dig deeper to ask what holds you back from reaching for what you most (perhaps secretly) desire. You’re in your element this month, socialising and connecting with others who can help you further your ambitions. But “all that is gold, does not glitter.” Move beyond appearances and don’t be too quick to believe everything you hear, or dismiss someone or something. Acknowledge whose constant supportive presence has warmed you through darker days; and move slow, as you build trust in your newer connections. You’re seeing something in a new light, asking you to think again; and examine your role in a situation. Be true to yourself above all; your integrity matters, not popularity. Lead with your heart and you will attract others who see, appreciate, and love the real you; who share your passion and are in your corner. The end of the month is drawing you inward to rest, and recharge, and put the past behind you — so you can heal and dream a new dream. Something you’ve yearned for is within reach, and closer to home than you think. Somewhere among the many glass pieces strewn on the beach of your life, there’s a diamond in the rough waiting for you to discover it — it takes a special eye to see.
SCORPIO – A Solar Eclipse in your career zone offers you a chance to re-invent yourself and re-align with your highest goals and inner most needs, for greater security and autonomy. Over the past year, you’ve grown in self-awareness, wisdom, and awareness of your many gifts. Professionally you’re at the top of your game, and there are new tantalising opportunities arising asking you to consciously discard ambitions you’ve outgrown, and reconnect with your deepest passions. This is not about success or failure, but your ability to be authentic and fearless. Success is worth nothing, if it doesn’t mean something to you. So how do you define success? What do you want to be known for after you’re gone? Your ruler Mars is retrograde until the end of the month, so be patient with a process of self-discovery. You don’t know it all but, be humble, ask the right questions and you will learn what you need to know. As Mars stations direct you might hear information, or have a conversation that makes your heart sing. You’re reaching a deeper understanding of a situation, what you want, how you feel, and your (secret) desires. The whole world need not know your business, but don’t be afraid to be transparent, honest, vulnerable, and express yourself to those who matter. Be wise and you can deepen connections that touch not just your heart but your soul, and make choices that bring you lasting happiness. Creatively, your juices are flowing and an idea is golden — believe in it, and yourself. Embody your words and walk your truth, as you step into the light.
SAGITTARIUS – Recent developments have asked you to question what you know, if you want to learn a higher truth. August brings you renewed perspective asking you to let go of judgement and see something in a new light. Where one door closes, another opens and you’re on a new journey now — coming to a deeper understanding of your role in existence, and a greater power that governs your existence. It might feel like a huge leap of faith; but Dare to reach for your brightest and most hopeful vision. This where you are most in your element. Have more faith in yourself, trust your intuition, and allow yourself to be guided. You don’t know it all but, with humility, curiosity and an open mind — you can learn what you need to know along the way. There’s more information being revealed; keep sight of the bigger picture, and don’t be in a hurry to commit to anything you feel unsure of, or under pressure. As the Full Moon aligns, and Mars stations direct — a professional situation is coming into sharp focus, bringing you an opportunity to move things to the next level, allowing you to get a financial situation back on track. You have what it takes, but rise above insecurities, dig deep for your self-worth, values, and integrity. Your hard work is paying off, and you can have the kind of success now that serves the world in a meaningful way, as much as it offers you the financial security you need. Your ability to keep the faith, and walk the path, even in the darkest hour is a shining example to those who have lost their way. As you are learning: your depth is endless and you’re worth your weight in gold. Don’t sell yourself short.
CAPRICORN — A Solar Eclipse in your 8th House, suggests change is here now. No matter what the external circumstances, Whether this is a financial situation, a relationship, or a matter that feels like life-death — the darkest hour is before the dawn. What falls away is revealing golden potential — like extracting gold from molten ore. The more you surrender to a process of ego-death and losing false-attachments, you can reclaim your true power and authority in your life. What were your parents values surrounding marriage, commitment, sex, and money? How are yours different? In awareness, you can invest your time, money, love, and energy wisely rather than unconsciously repeating patterns, or engaging in ego battles. You’re free to make choices, but you needn’t feel rushed into making any decisions or commitments till you are ready. And you will know when you are ready. As Mars stations direct in your sign by the end of the month — you will have the perspective, information, and clarity you need on the road ahead, and know what you need to do next. This is a personal turning point bringing you deep self-awareness, awakening desires and something within that you cannot deny anymore. Till then move slowly, and consider this a process of self-discovery, freeing you from a situation you’ve felt caged in. Your integrity matters more than your image. Act in alignment with your most authentic self, desires, and noblest goals — rather than any fear, sense of urgency, ego, or pride. Trust your instincts, judgement and you can start to make solid progress towards long term goal. Free your mind, and you will see what’s truly valuable and the infinite potential in a situation, and indeed in you.
AQUARIUS — Late July marked the longest Total Lunar Eclipse of this century, in your sign, deepening your self-awareness; and awareness of your deeper desires and fears, especially surrounding a relationship/s. Your relationships continue to be in the spotlight this month — but you’re starting a new cycle in your relationships now. Remember your lessons, but stay in the present then you needn’t worry about repeating patterns. You can have the love, honesty, trust, companionship you desire. But this will require you to be vulnerable, and having honest heart-to-heart conversations. Also be patient with a process of discovery: you may have thought you knew what you wanted, but suddenly you might be having deep doubts, or cold feet. You needn’t feel pressured into making any commitments, until you have clarity on the details. But don’t be too quick to judge or dismiss someone either. There’s more to a story, and you’re learning something that could be a game-changer. It will call for a deep surrender but trust your instincts, ask for transparency, and what you need (emotionally, sexually, and financially) to feel safe, and valued in your commitments. No relationship is perfect, and in reality you don’t “need” very much. Clarify yours values, and you can consciously align with those who share your values, and re-negotiate arrangements so they work for and benefit everyone involved. You are re-aligning with a soul purpose, and a situation is reflecting your infinite depth and worth, what’s truly precious in a situation, and what will matter when you are dead and gone. You can have the deeper intimacy, commitment, security and freedom you desire. Keep your eyes on the prize and perspective on an evolving situation. And you can make wise choices, leading you to a down your chosen path. In the words of Maya Angelou, “Love liberates.”
PISCES – Recent events have revealed what’s no longer working in your life, and needs to heal — physically, mentally, spiritually, at work, habits, or a lifestyle that does not serve you. As the Solar Eclipse aligns this is a chance to live a more authentic life that you love; and that gives back to the world, and fills you with joy to greet each day. You have big ambitions and it can be easy to get overwhelmed. But this is a huge turning point, allowing you to get back on track. Take things a day at a time, stay focused on the bigger picture, and have the courage to walk your talk. The Pisces Full Moon at the end of the month, puts you in the spotlight, bringing a your relationships, friendships, and a social situation into sharp focus, asking for deep self-reflection. You are one half of any equation, so accept responsibility for your role in the creation of a situation. Take time for self-reflection, be humble enough to admit and learn from your mistakes, and give others the space to learn their own lessons. You cannot expect the world to live by your standards, but you can make healthier choices about where you invest your energy and resources moving forward. Let actions speak louder than words — yours and others. You have the support you need from the Universe and at least one friend, who has your back. But to have a friend, you have to be a friend, and those with true power, do not need to lord it over others. This is the school of life, and you’re on a journey of discovering your true power — with that comes responsibility. A true leader is one who leads by example; and you’re never too young or old to learn.