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(3405) "
Parties, creative activities, and working for a cause with others are especially favored this month. With the Leo Sun lighting up your 11th house of friendship and community through August 21st, it’s a great time to get out and mingle. On August 22nd, the Sun moves into Virgo and your 12th house of spirituality and the subconscious, making the end of the month a good time for a personal retreat.
You may be re-evaluating an important relationship this month. You’ll be encouraged to ask for and receive support. Others may not realize that you could use their help. Because Mercury will be retrograde from August 12th to September 5th, there is an emphasis on reconnecting with people from your past, including former lovers, friends, neighbors, or work colleagues.
During the first days of August, we’ll already be in the “shadow phase” of Mercury retrograde, which discourages making new commitments. With Mercury in retrograde through your 12th house of spirituality and intuition, schedule some solitary time to meditate and reconnect with your inner voice. Even though it feels good to help others, be sure to renew yourself so you can offer assistance from a place of strength.
With Uranus going retrograde this month, you could be feeling fired up about a conflict with a loved one. This will be a good time to examine the role you play in the relationship and decide what you can change about your own behaviors and reactions. In the coming months, you’ll have the opportunity to practice setting healthy boundaries. This doesn’t mean you have to be combative or confrontational. Instead, you can practice feeling strong in your principles and standing up for yourself with grace and tact.
By engaging in behaviors that demonstrate your self-respect, you’ll garner respect from others. When Uranus stations direct on January 2, 2018, you could find yourself feeling more confident to assert yourself and it could be easier to find win-win solutions with those you care about.
This month, we’ll experience two Eclipses that offer powerful realizations and the inspiration for new beginnings. The Lunar Eclipse on August 7th activates your 11th house of friendship and community, as well as your 5th house of romance and creativity. This Eclipse provides support for completing a creative project or goal. Romantic partnerships could feel tense around this time. You’re meant to have some realizations that can help you and a partner to grow. Seek a balance between becoming too enmeshed in other people’s personal dramas and being so detached that you become uninvolved.
On the 21st, a Solar Eclipse in Leo will initiate endings and beginnings related to the people and causes you identify with. Because Mercury will be retrograde, focus on what you need to release from your life at this time. You could be feeling a strong need to find “your people,” meaning the groups and friends who resonate with your heart’s wisdom. This will be a good time to put an energetic call out for the people and communities you wish to engage with. Don’t worry about committing to a new group just yet. It will be more obvious where you should share your talents after mid-September, when the Mercury retrograde energy clears.