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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. 

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Take time this month to stimulate your mind with books, lectures, and conversation with people from different walks of life. Mercury will be retrograde from August 12th to September 5th, which makes it a good time to reconnect with people from your past. You may also enjoy brushing up on existing skills with a refresher course.

This is a great month to enjoy new life experiences through travel, taking a class, or mingling with new people. The Leo Sun will shine in your 9th house of travel, adventure, and higher education through August 21st. Use these days to infuse your life with the excitement of exploration and acquiring knowledge. Because Mercury will be in retrograde, allow extra time to reach your destination. On August 22nd, the Sun will move into Virgo and your 10th house of public image. Your service to others could be recognized.

During the first days of August, we’ll already be in the “shadow phase” of Mercury retrograde, which discourages initiating new action. With Mercury in retrograde through your 10th house of career and public image, you may have a chance to reconnect with former business contacts and you could receive recognition for a past or recent achievement.

With Uranus going retrograde this month, you’ll have the chance to reconnect with your creative life force. You could feel especially inspired to experience the arts. Attending plays, concerts, art exhibits, and other creative events will be especially nourishing.

Uranus is helping you to express your unique talents. It will be great timing to finish a creative project you’ve had on the back burner. Romance will also be afoot. You could be surprised by an old flame who makes a reappearance in your life. Enjoy feelings of love, but retain your sense of individuality. When Uranus stations direct on January 2, 2018, your courage and independence could be a good example to others.

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 9th house of adventure and higher education, as well as your 3rd house of communication and learning. You’re likely to gain valuable realizations through experiences with others. You’ll be putting together some of the knowledge you’ve acquired over the past six months and this Eclipse can provide the enlightenment you’ve been seeking. However, avoid getting too fanatical when presenting your point of view, as the Full Moon can elevate emotions and create an overly dramatic atmosphere.

On the 21st, a Solar Eclipse in Leo will initiate endings and beginnings related to your belief systems. Because Mercury will be retrograde, focus on what you need to release from your life at this time. You could feel lighter when you clear out your closets and sell or give away items you’re no longer using. It might be time to let go of fears that are preventing you from taking the next steps to learn and grow. After mid-September, when the Mercury retrograde energy clears, you’ll be ready for new challenges.

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Monthly Horoscope for Golden Years


By Stephanie Shea
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