Esoteric Spiritual Horoscope for August by Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) — Happy birthday Leo! It’s a great time of abundance and joy! If you’re not in the financial flow, read books on spirituality and money. Meditate on being open to the divine energy that money represents. Also, have an advisor or trusted friend look at your budget or spending habits. There’s a way to pay all your bills and debts while still having funds to enjoy yourself. . . don’t be to proud to ask for guidance! If you’re not feeling joyous, focus on gratitude. Make lists, both written and in your mind. “Brainwash” yourself to see the bright side, and even more blessings will find you!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) — You might be starting a new relationship, or having a renewal in a current one. As Mercury turns direct, meditate to release limiting ideas around partnership. Let go of old hurts and disappointments, while keeping the wisdom you’ve gathered from previous connections. You can even let go of old patterns absorbed from parents or family. It’s great to open your heart to fully love another, but also let love flow toward yourself! Break the self-criticism habit and trust you are lovable!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) — Don’t give up on healing long-standing issues! August provides breakthroughs and insights. Stick with your meditations. Also keep your mind open and relaxed throughout the day, rather than trying hard to figure things out, worry or get discouraged. In fact, by focusing on having fun and being playful, you’ll open doors for more healing energy to flow in! Be grateful for as much as you can, even if you don't feel it. Your “gratitude muscle” will get stronger as you exercise it. Within weeks your capacity for happiness will improve immensely!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) — There can be major shifts in relationships. You can meet a new person who is exciting, yet challenging in some way. If partnered, you can become aware of resistance to closeness. Meditation reveals fears so you don’t need to cover them with defensiveness or a “lone wolf” persona. At work, you can really get ahead in an exciting way! There can be a new position, higher pay or a cool project. Communication-wise, be aware of sharpness that keeps people at bay — and even notice disparaging self-talk. It is safe to be vulnerable, so open your heart to love from others, the Universe and also from yourself!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) — Jupiter, your ruling planet, moves direct! Before you expand excitedly, make sure to clear up financial issues. Pay off debts. Create a savings. Have a healthy budget that pays bills but allows for fun. If work’s been boring, new job options come around. You’ll feel truly appreciated and able to be creative! In your spiritual life, explore new types of yoga, meditation, or church/worship. Make sure the style is vibrant and interesting so you’ll stick with it. Relationship issues get better! You can start a new connection, or even get back together with an old partner if you’re both ready to see each other with fresh eyes and mind.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) — Like Scorpio pals, you can get emotionally cool as relationships get closer. Observe this tendency in meditation with compassion rather than judgement. This’ll help you communicate your inner dynamic with a parter without the burden of self-shame. If you’ve worked on your “stuff”, you might be with a distancer. If they’re unwilling to see the pattern they’ve set up, ponder if you want to be in a situation where you feel rejected often. Surround yourself with open-hearted people, so you remember your lovability!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) — Yours is the sign of brilliance, but you can also be obsessive. Meditation brings breakthroughs about the roots of anxiety, hyper-vigilance, or chronic worry. If your mind is restless, be kind to yourself. Just breathe and repeat “I love you”. You might need to forgive a specific traumatic event, a certain person, or a family pattern. You’ll have new freedom to connect deeply with others with a wise and trusting innocence. Interestingly, you might also attract a bunch of money as abundance flows in new avenues!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) – You’ll have an awesome job breakthrough you’ve been waiting for! Even if things looked bleak, suddenly you’ll feel lucky or “in the flow”. You can start a new business partnership that really clicks. You’ll even have the courage to make health changes that shift your energy level right away. An area of challenge can be disciplining kids, or even dealing with boundaries in romantic partnerships. You’ve been too lax with things that brother you, and now you want to blow up. Meditate before confronting and keep your cool as you communicate.
Aries (March 21 – April 19) — If having power struggles at work, with parents or in your partnership, things can resolve this month. But don’t just confront people without meditating. Quiet reflection gives genius answers to the issues, and even specific tome to approach. You’ll know exactly what to say to solve the problem and not make the other person angry. Within yourself you can have healing of an addiction, especially with food or with negative emotional patterns. A great stress remedy is playing sports, laughing or getting a massage. It can also be empowering and hopeful to plan a dream trip. Even if you don’t have the funds yet, the idea will expand your spirit!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) — Uranus turns retrograde in your sign and asks you to evaluate changes you’re making in your life. Uranus is about authenticity, inner revolution and living from your soul. Meditate and reflect on what areas are in or out of alignment with your integrity. They can be about health, finances, intimate partnerships, family or your spiritual path. Have the courage to keep moving in the direction that brings greatest joy and peace of mind, even if it’s challenging!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) — You can be starting a new relationship, or making good strides at healing a current one. Make sure you don’t “over-connect” and then have a desire to pull away to “balance out” the intimacy. Try to stay steady and moderate. This can be a solid partnership, so you don’t need to rush it. Also, have a trusted friend or an advisor help you with debt or financial planing. Meditate to release self-judgement in areas of money, as well as in close relationships. You’re making great progress in these areas, so praise yourself!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) — It’s vital for you to have a meditation practice, or some way that you build your intuition and come to trust your inner voice. Friends, family and partners shift in their emotions and in their opinions about you. Having your own centerpoint really steadies you. People can vacillate all they want, but you can be the lighthouse in the storm. Shine your light of truth to guide yourself, and inspire others. Use positive affirmations on a regular basis to boost self-esteem even higher. You can have great news about money this month!
Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than three decades. Her book “Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs” is now on Amazon in Kindle version and as an E-book on her website. Aluna is available for appointments in her home, by phone or Skype. Call or text (248) 583-1663 or visit www.alunamichaels.com