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(2931) "
During the first few weeks of August, the Leo Sun will be illuminating your 3rd house of communication, making it an ideal time to reach out to others. Creative expression will be supported and you could be inspired to teach or take an art, drama, or music-related class. On August 22nd, the Sun moves into Virgo. The remainder of August will be an excellent time to organize your living space.
Much of the astrology this month promotes change. For you, this may mean internal changes that are difficult for others to see from the outside. However, you’ll be aware that some of your beliefs are being challenged. Take some quiet time to listen to your own voice and get clear on how you feel, without the influence of others.
Mercury will be retrograde from August 12th to September 5th. During the first days of August, we’ll already be in the “shadow phase” of this phenomenon, which will discourage starting anything new. But, activities beginning with the prefix, “re-”, will be supported! With Mercury, your ruling planet, in retrograde through your 4th house of home and family, it will be a great month for home redecoration or remodel projects, or reconnecting with family members.
With Uranus going retrograde this month, you might feel ready to break free from a group that you no longer feel aligned with. It’s possible that you’ve outgrown a social group and are ready to find people whose values are aligned with yours. In the coming months, mix with some new people, but be sure to save some time for yourself. When Uranus stations direct on January 2, 2018, you’ll likely feel more clear about a new group or club that you’d like to join.
This month, we’ll experience two Eclipses that offer powerful realizations and the inspiration for new beginnings. On August 7th, the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius emphasizes your 9th house of travel, adventure, and higher education and 3rd house of communication and learning. The days around this Eclipse are ripe for powerful insights and the desire for personal growth through new experiences. It will be an excellent time to plan an overseas trip or research some classes that you’re interested in taking.
On the 21st, a Solar Eclipse in Leo puts the emphasis on your communications with others as well as how you process information. Solar Eclipses often promote endings and beginnings. Because Mercury will be retrograde, focus on what you need to release from your life at this time. This is a productive time to let go of ideas that no longer serve you. What stories have you been telling yourself that are simply not true or relevant anymore? Attitude adjustments made this month will strengthen you to make important decisions in the second half of September, when the energies support pursuing new goals.