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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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Most of August will be well suited for taking time alone to reflect and spend time on activities that bring you joy. Creative projects may be a focus. The Leo Sun illuminates your 12th house of spirituality and the subconscious through August 21st, making it a good time to reconnect with your inner wisdom and heart’s desire. On August 22nd, the Sun moves into your Sun Sign, and your calendar may fill up towards the end of the month. Take care not to overbook yourself as it can be tempting to say yes to everything right now.

Regular spiritual practices can feel especially grounding this month. You could be more aware of your mind-body connection and find spiritual movement such as yoga or tai chi to be particularly fulfilling. Avoid starting a brand new exercise routine this month, however, as Mercury will be retrograde from August 12th to September 5th.The timing will be much better suited for reinstating healthful habits that have slipped from your daily routines.

During the first days of August, we’ll already be in the “shadow phase” of Mercury Retrograde, which discourages initiating action. Mercury, your ruling planet, will be in retrograde through your 1st house of self. This is great timing to review your personal to do list and prioritize. Use the energy of this time to finish up some of those projects that have been awaiting your attention.

With Uranus also going retrograde this month, there will be a productive climate for self-reflection and creativity. You may feel the need for more personal space. Assert yourself lovingly. In the coming months, you’ll have the opportunity to reconnect with your individuality. It's possible that you've been focused on others around you at the expense of attention on your own passionate and creative spirit.

Be intentional about spending time on pursuits that simply bring you joy, without feeling guilty that you “should” be doing anything else. If you start making a habit of this, by the time Uranus stations direct on January 2, 2018, you’ll feel more comfortable setting boundaries with 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 12th house of spirituality and the subconscious, as well as your 6th house of daily routines and wellness. You might become especially aware of how your thoughts affect your energy levels. This is a good time to practice positive affirmations and break free from unhealthy habits.

On the 21st, a Solar Eclipse in Leo initiates endings and beginnings related to your values and belief systems. Because Mercury will be retrograde, focus on what you need to release from your life at this time. A part of you will be waking up to your hidden talents, dreams, and creative passions. Maybe you’ve been procrastinating something you’ve wanted to do. This is an excellent time to work on releasing the subconscious blocks to your success such as fear, limiting beliefs, and lack of faith. You’re in store for a spiritual and psychological transformation that will fortify you to begin on a new path after mid-September, when the Mercury retrograde energy clears.

 
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Monthly Horoscope for Golden Years

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By Stephanie Shea
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