August Horoscope 2017 – GEMINI (or Gemini RISING)

General Astrological Transits in August (ALL Zodiac Signs)

August is a more reflective month than July and while there is the potential for significant revelations, it demands at the same time a more passive energy from us.  This month brings revelations and realizations but it doesn’t necessarily demand that we go out and seek radical change – this is very much a time for ‘returning to the essentials’ and to what has always been important to us in our heart of hearts.

Let go of too many concrete plans this month and try to be open to ‘going with the flow’ because there is so much potential now for wonderful surprises.  And since it’s the summer, this is a great invitation to let go of expectations and just enjoy the moment.  How wonderful!  August is a month to engage our more playful, fun-loving sides, to experience joy, to spend time with friends and family, to express love openly and warmly and to take pleasure in the simple things in life.

Astrological Themes in August for GEMINI

You have a lot of energy this month Gemini and your the personal planet energy is focused in the 2nd and 3rd houses, meaning there is a strong focus on your personal values, financial matters, communication, travel and relationships.  There is potential to gain greater clarity now in these areas of your life.

Uranus enters retrograde on August 3rd until early January 2018 which means that throughout the rest of the year there is a focus on personal transformation from the ‘inside out’.  Uranus is retrograde in your 11th house and which has can bring new ideas and sources of inspiration!  Uranus in your 11th house can challenge you now to rebel against conventional sources of wisdom and embrace ‘new age’ thinking.  it can also lead to powerful revelations, innovation, and new ideas that come from your wonderful way of seeing things from a fresh perspective!

One of the overarching transits carrying over from July is a square between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn, which comes to a head on August the 4th but continues to influence us energetically until the end of the month.  In relationships, you may feel pressure to ‘maintain the status quo’ and this can be holding you back from change – however now there is more pressure for you to express what’s in your heart more freely.  The irony here is that when you do, you will attract more meaningful relationships into your life.

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs on August 7th and for Gemini, this Eclipse occurs in your 9th house.  Intuition will be very strong for you around this time Gemini so take a step back and allow the answers to important questions to come to you from within.  This Eclipse can bring you new opportunities related to travel, education and teaching.

This August we are challenged flow more in a ‘backwards and inwards’ direction as we will be experiencing the energy of Mercury retrograde, which officially begins August 12th and continues until September 5th, however we are already feeling the ‘pre-retrograde’ energies right at the start of the month.  Gemini, this transit calls you to take some time out to ground yourself and be reminded of what is most important in your life.  Take some time to tend to affairs at home and to invest in relationships with parents, spouse or children.

There is an awkward ‘quincunx’, which is a more challenging aspect, between Mars and Chiron from August 25th-31st.  You will need to remind yourself, Gemini, of your tremendous capacity to inspire and influence those around you with your charm, your intellect and your powers of persuasion.

img_1618-7Key Messages for August (all signs):

  • Accept who you are and your unique gifts! It’s time to let go of the burden to be ‘perfect’ by anyone else’s standards.  If you allow your true joys to take center stage, everything else will fall into place.
  • This is a month to look inward, to explore your personal truths, values, desires and purpose.  Trust that you will blessed with moments of clarity and realization on these matters.
  • It’s time to welcome the possibility of change in order to bring new opportunities into your life.
  • Be open to ‘unexpected miracles’ by letting go of attachment to any specific outcomes.
  • It is time to bring your life into greater alignment with your personal values.
  • Choose to be with those who make you feel safe to express yourself without inhibitions.

Blessings!

– Stargazing Yogi

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