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(3200) "
This is your big month, Leo! The Sun is in your sign until August 22nd and we’ll experience a Solar eclipse in Leo on the 21st. If you were born August 19th - 23rd, of any year, you will be embarking on a year of change ahead. On August 22nd, the Sun moves into Virgo, and your 2nd house of finance. Use the end of the month to go over your bookkeeping and organize your budget.
This month, you could be renegotiating existing agreements with a friend or partner. You may need to assert yourself in order to restore balance in a relationship. If single, this can be a good month to enjoy the company of someone new in your life. Or, you may reconnect with someone from your past. Because Mercury will be retrograde from August 12th to September 5th, the timing won’t be right to make new commitments or big decisions about your relationship status.
During the first days of August, we’ll already be in the “shadow phase” of this phenomenon, which discourages initiating action, signing contracts, or making life-changing decisions. With Mercury in retrograde through your 2nd house of finance, best to keep the status quo when it comes to money or investments. Work on resolving past debts and using your existing resources wisely.
With Uranus going retrograde this month, you may be craving freedom and adventure. It could be time to rediscover the activities that infuse you with passion and inspiration! The coming months will be a great time to research an overseas trip or think about taking some classes. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to use your expertise to teach others. You may be presented with the opportunity to become a mentor. Your experience and knowledge can provide valuable guidance to others. Explore these ideas now, and when Uranus stations direct on January 2, 2018, you’ll have a clear sense of how to proceed.
This month, we’ll experience two Eclipses that offer powerful realizations and the inspiration for new beginnings. Both eclipses involve your Sun sign, so you’re likely to feel them quite personally. On August 7th, the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius emphasizes your 7th house of partnership and 1st house of self. If you were born August 6th - 10th, of any year, you’ll probably feel this eclipse intensely. You’re being asked to open your eyes to your current reality now so you can make healthy adjustments. Keep in mind that the Eclipses heighten our emotions. Avoid confrontations during these days and give yourself space to process what you feel about yourself and/or a partner.
On the 21st, a Solar Eclipse in your Sun Sign will initiate a new cycle of personal growth. Because Mercury will be retrograde, focus on what you need to release from your life at this time. This is a powerful time to shed old ways of being that no longer serve you. What self-destructive habits, situations, or relationships are you ready to say goodbye to? The mental transformation you feel happening now is preparing you to take on some exciting new challenges after mid-September, when the Mercury retrograde energy clears.