Golden Years Monthly Horoscopes Coming in August!
These monthly horoscopes are written especially for mature adults who are continuing on their path of personal growth and self-improvement. Each month, these horoscopes will provide valuable astrological insights to help gain a new perspective about the life changes that accompany aging. By understanding the planetary cycles during this unique stage of life, these horoscopes will offer validation and encouragement to navigate issues such as grief and loss, physical limitations, love relationships, finding new inspiration at any age, financial issues, family relationships, and housing situations." ["august"]=> string(3544) "
Enjoy time with loved ones this month! The Sun will be in Leo until August 21st, encouraging vacations, parties, and creative collaborations. It will also be good timing to get financial affairs in order with a partner or other family members. On August 22nd, the Sun moves into Virgo and your 9th house of travel, adventure, and higher education. This can be a great time for trips; however, allow extra time to catch planes or other modes of transportation. We’ll be feeling the influence of Mercury Retrograde all month long, which can throw a monkey wrench into even the most detailed plans.
A loving energy will prevail, making August a good month for romance. If attached, set a date with your special someone. If single, you could meet someone interesting at a cultural event such as a concert, play, or art exhibit. Because Mercury is retrograde from August 12th to September 5th, it won’t be advisable to commit to a new relationship. Keep things light with anyone new you meet and simply enjoy each other’s company.
During the first days of August, we’ll already be in the “shadow phase” of Mercury retrograde, which discourages initiating new action. Instead, brush up on existing skills. You may be able to glean new insights by re-reading a favorite book. Former teachers or students could re-enter your life now. It’s a great time to reconnect with people from your past.
With Uranus going retrograde this month, it’s possible that you’ll be feeling restless. You may desire to take a trip or, at the very least, get out of the house more, as your regular routines at home could be boring you. In the coming months, you may begin to realize where you’ve been stuck in a rut, especially if you’ve been clinging to old habits out of a desire for security. It could be time to re-evaluate what you need to feel secure, and consider some updates to your current lifestyle. When Uranus stations direct on January 2, 2018, you’ll be able to start the new year with some new routines or changes to your home life that are a better match for who you are today.
This month, we’ll experience two Eclipses that offer powerful realizations and the inspiration for new beginnings. The Lunar Eclipse on August 7th will activate your 8th house of intimacy and shared finance, as well as your 2nd house of personal resources and self-worth. During the days around this Eclipse, you may become aware of changes you’d like to make to your savings or investment plan. Estate planning, shared finances, and debts may be topics of concern. It could be time for a discussion with loved ones, even if it feels difficult to talk about the realities of your financial situation. Remember that the Eclipses will elevate the emotional intensity in the atmosphere—keep an objective and factual approach.
On the 21st, a Solar Eclipse in Leo will initiate endings and beginnings related to intimate relationships, your psychological development, and shared resources. Because Mercury will be retrograde, focus on what you need to release from your life at this time. This is a powerful time to forgive yourself and others. Try to clear up disagreements from the past. It will be a productive time to work with a counselor or therapist. After mid-September, when the Mercury retrograde energy clears, you’ll feel confident moving forward towards your individual or shared goals.