Monthly Astro-Forecasts August 2012Lit Corner | Posted 295 days ago | August 3, 2012 | 12:45 AM | Short Link: http://sethto.us/akv
Message for August 2012
Welcome back! As we continue to ride wave after wave of shift and change, it is becoming harder to discern each individual wave as they grow ever closer together and even more intense. It is not easy being in a seemingly indefinable space, for as humans we like to define! Yet, stepping consciously into the indefinable, intuitively feels like the only way forward now, for to resist is to deny our true essence. However, stepping into the indefinable unsurprisingly brings fear and anxiety to the surface, for how can we be prepared for something that is both unknowable and indefinable?!
If we pause for a moment and contemplate life, we can see that fear is just our ego’s way of clinging to the familiar. Of course, we cannot just forget the bills to pay, the people to see and the jobs to do, but it is important to avoid this from taking over our lives. Intuitively we feel a sense of knowing that the time has come for us to trust the flow of life and to embrace our true essence, for we are awakening both individually and collectively, and to deny such shift is akin to remaining asleep during a magnificent thunderstorm! Of course, we can choose to remain asleep and in denial, but for most of us, the time has come to rub the sleep from our eyes and merge fully and consciously with the Whole.
We can take solace from knowing so many are now choosing to step from the shadows, to face and release fear, and to become free. Knowing that we are not alone brings comfort, but it also affirms to us that we are on the right path: the path to Self and the path to Truth. Whilst we each walk alone, to know that there are faces smiling back at us that understand, brings warmth to heart and soul. So, remember to smile once in a while, for you never know who may be in need of that love.
As we face the indefinable, the world can feel like a lonely place, and we may find ourselves yearning to be ‘normal’, for a ‘normal’ life seems so appealing, yet it is only once we have the courage and the heart to embrace the unknown that we fully awaken and become Whole.
These are challenging, but empowering, times, and whilst these words may sound lofty and intangible, feel them and take with you what you need...
The first Full Moon is in Aquarius on the 2nd at 03.27 GMT (04.27 BST), the New Moon is in Leo on the 17th at 15.54 GMT (16.54 BST) and the second Full Moon is in Pisces on the 31st at 13.58 GMT (14.58 BST).
With love & a huge smile,
As your pioneering spirit continues to dance the waves of life, August looks set to be a month of deep inner shift and change. It seems that the more in tune you grow with your Self, your path and your gifts, the more you align your Self with the true flow of life. As a result, you are sensing less resistance and feeling more able to step forward with confidence and clarity; such a shift feels empowering, inspiring and amazing. You may feel like charging ahead, pushing boundaries and exploring new terrain in life, and whilst all of this is possible and probable in the very near future, August seems to be more of a time of consolidation and coagulation as you bring together the many different facets of your life into one more cohesive Whole.
Whilst you would be wise to stay open to any new opportunities that come knocking, at the same time you need to stay centred and inwardly focused in order to make the most of this time of inner shift, for it is your inner landscape that looks set to take centre stage when it comes to defining what’s next in your life. So, rather than spending your energy hacking through overgrown jungle (forging ahead into new terrain in life), use it to dance the waves of change and shift in order to remain centred, still and strong. This is a pivotal time in your life; a time to reclaim your power and your focus, and a time to let go of doubt as you breathe into any resistance and ride the waves with joy in your heart. Joy comes from belief and it comes from trust, and both of these come from within your heart...
August looks set to be a month of awakening, aspiration and action as you finally step free from the backpack of ‘stuff’ that you have been carrying around for so long. This stuff is ‘ought’s’, ‘should’s and expectations, but it is also the worry, pain and fear of others; something that you shoulder so well and so bravely, but something that wears you down and saps your life force. You are strong and you are generous, but you sometimes take on so much from so many that you feel like a new born calf teetering around trying to find balance rather than a strong bull standing sure-footed and well-earthed. It is important to acknowledge that ultimately you choose to carry this load, and whilst it is very unlikely that you would simply let it all go, you do need to find another way of dealing with it now, for this is your time to re-connect to your true essence as you awaken and open up to your dreams.
How to let it go? Well, you need to begin by recognising what’s yours and what’s not, and then you need to understand why you carry so much for others. Is it because they are unable to face life alone or is it that you feel a sense of worth by carrying the load on their behalf? This is not judgement day, but it is an opportunity for you to understand yourself on a deeper level in order to find a new sense of balance within. Sometimes the biggest gift you can give to another is the gift of Self; giving them back their burdens so they can find themselves. At the same time, you owe it to your Self to stand strong now in order to fully awaken and be free to embrace your dreams...
As you continue to ride the waves of life, it seems that you are beginning to realise just how fragmented your life and your world has become over recent weeks and months. You have been trying to keep up with the different paths that each part of you has been walking and, as a result, you feel over-stretched and exhausted from all the effort. In essence, it seems that you have been trying to pull yourself in different directions in order to explore the many different choices and pathways that life holds for you. Whilst this is understandable and natural, it seems unlikely that you were meant to try to explore every single opportunity and pathway at exactly the same time! In other words, instead of focusing on a key priority or goal, you have decided to take on the world by embracing everything you can think of. You feel the need to prove to yourself that you can do anything, and whilst you most likely can, no one can sustain such a fragmented existence for too long without buckling under the pressure.
It therefore seems that the time has come to step back a little in order to explore your motivations for your exuberant diversity: is it to have a taste of everything in order to make a clear and informed decision about what you truly want or is it a way of distracting yourself in the chaos taking away the need to make any decisions at all? Only you know the answer to this question, but you need to be honest with yourself, for August brings you a great opportunity to bring together the many different facets of your being into a more workable and understandable Whole...
Apples, schmapples! It seems that despite feeling the need to upend the apple cart of your life, you have stepped into a kind of inner dialogue with yourself about what you truly want from life. An apple feels good one moment, then it doesn’t, then you think about what you would like before coming back round full-circle to the juicy apple once again. It seems that you are stuck in a kind of loop, one that sees you wanting change, but one that keeps you from change by a myriad of feelings from doubt, uncertainty and good old-fashioned stubbornness. In a way, the effort required to bring about change feels almost too much for you to carry at the moment for you are so consumed simply trying to maintain the status quo; you feel overwhelmed with the pedestrian-ness of life, and whilst the only way free is to break the cycle, you feel too distracted to break the cycle. So, round in circles you go, growing increasingly frustrated with your ‘lot’.
Yet, all is not lost, for August sees a change in climate, and it seems that the time has come for you to see the correlation between your frustrations and your success. In other words, the more frustrated you become, the more overwhelmed you feel as liberation slips away. You therefore need to step back a little now in order to re-centre and re-focus so you can see that breaking this cycle really isn’t that hard. It is time to shift your perception from one of frustration to one of personal empowerment and this comes from opening up your heart and soul to what you truly want from life. Anyone for apples?!
As you continue to work towards clarity in your life, it seems that you are beginning to open up to a new level of consciousness and awareness that is sweeping into your world. August looks set to be a month of revelation for you as you open up your heart and soul to Truth and to what you genuinely want in life. There is a sense that you have been holding back from taking such a step as you are slightly fearful that everything will change once you open up to your bliss, but this is kinda the point! You are ready for change, you want change and yet you are worried about it at the same time! This is part of being human though, so try not to beat yourself up for not being super-human, instead let your intuition guide you through this pivotal and significant time of change and shift.
Of course, with you being you, it might be hard to step fully into the flow of change, for you do like to do things your own way! This seems to be at the heart of your resistance, for whilst you want change, you want it on your own terms and you want it to happen in your own way. Whilst this is possible, you can never be in a position to guarantee the outcome, for life doesn’t happen that way; there are simply too many possibilities and outcomes involved. The time has come for you to step beyond the fear in order to embrace a new wave of energy in your life; this energy will guide you forward and help you to ride the waves of life with the confidence that you are now ready to embrace change with all of your heart. This energy is faith, belief and trust....
‘Becoming the flow’ looks set to be your number one priority in August as you continue to re-centre and re-balance within. It seems that the more you connect to your true essence and sense of Self, the more aware you are becoming of your life, path and gifts; as a result, you are shifting your awareness from being a passenger that drifts along with the currents of life to one of being the flow and creating the currents. In other words, you are finally stepping into your Self and realising your true magnificence; this is not about ego or self-gratification, this is about honouring your Self and allowing your Self to be the best that you know you can be. This is your moment to shift into a space of knowing in your life in order to become Whole and in order to let go of resistance.
It seems that you have taken a giant leap forward in consciousness as you stop ‘chasing’ and ‘getting’ in life, and instead start creating and manifesting; this involves a shift in awareness, as well as a shift in belief, for you need to believe that you are now more awake and aware, empowered and inspired. It is this belief that will ultimately shape your path ahead, for it is belief that feeds affirmations, intents and dreams. There is much for you to get your head around in all of this (but try not to stifle the flow by over-thinking and over-analysis – feel it!), for life is unlikely to ever be the same again, but this is not something to fear, it is something to celebrate for you have awakened and by becoming the flow, you are now free to embrace the life of your dreams and to live in bliss...
‘Be a lighthouse’. Such a phrase may seem a little odd, for how could one turn into a lighthouse? Yet move beyond the world of the mind, to the world of your heart, and you will know exactly what this phrase means for you. In essence, the time has come for you to go deeply within and touch the light that shines brightly at your core; this light is a beacon and a guide, and it will illuminate your path ahead. Whilst lighthouses are normally known to warn of dangers and sharp jagged rocks, your lighthouse has a different purpose, for it brings warmth and joy, knowing and clarity. Your lighthouse is your soul, and the more you feel the power of this within, the more you will radiate in line with your true essence. The time has come to connect with your soul and to dance with the waves of light as they reach out and illuminate your world, your life and your path ahead.
August looks set to be a month of inspired and empowered creativity for you; as you open up your heart and soul to your full power and gifts, you are likely to undergo a fairly deep and radical shift in thinking and being, for you are transforming from the inside, out! It seems that everything is changing, and the more you feel at one with your ‘lighthouse’, the more centred and Whole you will feel. In a way, this is all about inner work and inner shifts, but you well know that what begins within ultimately re-shapes everything, so have faith and allow your Self to focus on your lighthouse. For now, let go of the ‘to do’ lists and the worries, and instead trust that as ‘lighthouse’, your path ahead will soon become crystal clear...
As you continue to balance between the magic of the unknown and the possible reality of what lies ahead, it seems that you are beginning to make an important realisation; this realisation is that procrastination isn’t much fun! Whilst you want to step into unchartered terrain in your life, you also fear that such a step might throw your whole world into chaos. So, instead you hover on the periphery between where you are now and where you want to be, unsure of what to do next. Such a stance seems wise on many levels, after all, chaos is a scary prospect, but holding fast is also exhausting for you are using all of your energy to cling on to what you don’t truly want, but what you feel you have to accept, as the next best thing. This is most unlike you, for you never accept second best!
What’s happening in your world to keep you as you are? Well, it seems that you have become a little life weary, for the pedestrian-ness and routine of life has worn you down, at the same time, you have lost your connection with your passion, and it is this disconnection that is keeping you tied to the spot. Your passion is your spark of life, your intuitive flair and your ‘va-va voom’; yet, how can you lose a connection with your Self? It seems that you have consciously ‘switched off’ this sparkly effervescent fizz as it has simply become too unsettling to live with as you deal with day to day life. Yet, it is exactly this fizz that can take you beyond the monotony and re-ignite your passion! August gives you an opportunity to re-ignite the flames and to finally make that choice between the status quo and the unknown...
‘Why fight fire when it is your natural state of being’? You may recall these words from your July reading, and it seems that they have invoked a Sagittarian revolution of epic proportions! You are a fire soul and you are a free spirit, your natural state of being is to dance in the flames of creativity and wonder as you explore life and all it has to offer. However, over recent weeks and months, you have become bogged down in routine, and with every passing day a little piece of your fire has dwindled and diminished taking away some of your passion and exuberance for life. Whilst it is important to understand why you have stepped onto such a pathway in life, it is also important not to dwell on it, for everything is changing now August is here! What once felt heavy and demanding now seems to feel light and breezy, and what once felt all-consuming now feels manageable.
It seems that you are beginning to see beyond the routine to the magic of life and your inner flames are re-igniting and beginning to inspire you to dance once again. This feels empowering, inspirational, amazing and wonderful, for your presence and energy is shifting and expanding once again as you start to feel centred and Whole. Embracing the flames of creativity and passion brings you so much in life, for they help you to explore unchartered terrain and they help you to manifest your dreams into reality. With such a powerful inner shift occurring, it seems only natural that your outer world will undergo change as well, so buckle up and prepare yourself for a magical ride into wonderland; it is now time to dance...
As you continue to embrace Truth, it seems that you are beginning to gain clarity and insight in connection to your true needs and dreams in life. You have recently become a little lost in the dreams and hopes of those close to you; something quite natural and part of being human, but something that has un-centred you considerably. Whilst this inevitably happens at times, it feels quite alien for you to be disconnected from your Self, for you need to feel centred in order to keep on keeping on. Yet, such a ‘distraction’ has come at a welcome time, for it has opened up your eyes when it comes to thinking about what you truly want from your life.
Are you happy to go along with the general flow of things or do you want to re-connect to your Truth and follow your own path? This is a difficult question, and one that you may wrestle with in your mind, for you worry that you may no longer be able to be everything to everyone if you decide to do something for your Self; you fear that everything may change if you decide to re-prioritise your Self. Everything may change, but maybe that’s because it’s time for change? Perhaps it’s time to step beyond trying to contain and instead embrace a more balanced and heart-centred philosophy? You now need to ask yourself if you really want to continue to be everything to everyone or are you ready to re-connect to your Self and your Truth? This doesn’t necessarily mean walking away from anyone or anything, but it does mean reclaiming your power. Only you can decide, but intuitively it seems that you already know what to do...
The winds of change have been gathering momentum in your life for some time now, and August looks set to be a pivotal month when it comes to you making some big decisions about your path ahead. There is a sense of great pressure on your shoulders to re-assess your life and to re-focus on your true priorities, and this pressure is intense and unrelenting. You may feel like you are being prodded and poked to embrace change, but you are resisting! Yet, take a closer look and you will realise that the source of the pressure is not some external force, but it is coming from within you; it is you! In other words, you are feeling the pressure because you are exerting it in the first place.
This may feel somewhat puzzling, for if you were ready to make these ‘big decisions’ then surely you would just make them and not resist, but part of you clearly has some doubts! Whilst you are not split into two, your heart and your head frequently squabble and bicker when it comes to how to embrace life. You are an air soul, so your mind has a powerful presence in your life, but this does not mean that your heart is empty or without wisdom, far from it in fact. Whilst your head often leads the way and is the one piling on the pressure, your heart still hasn’t quite connected to what intuitively feels right, and is resisting with some force! You need to find inner peace now, for your heart and your head need to come together in union in order for you to make the most of the exciting adventures ahead. So, make the most of this opportunity to re-sync your heart, mind and soul into one beautiful and magnificent Whole...
Dancing with the waves and embracing your true essence as a water sprite seems to have taken on its own momentum in your life now. As you continue to let go of the role of ‘buoy’ chained to the ocean floor and bouncing around on the waves of life, you are opening up to the depths of the oceans and to your more natural and fluid state of being. Whilst you are not likely to ever fully relinquish your role as buoy (supporter and guide to others), for this brings you a great deal of meaning and reward in life, the dynamics are now shifting as you reclaim both your power and your sense of Self. There is nothing wrong in being there for others, but the time has now passed where you lose yourself in the process, for you have awakened!
August looks set to be a pivotal month for you as you reclaim your passion and your creativity and begin to re-think your path ahead. Some difficult choices may be on the near horizon, but for now it is important to remain centred in the present moment as you re-familiarise yourself with your inner water sprite and your fluidity. The time for decision-making will come, but don’t try to pirouette on the crest of the waves before you have mastered a simple jig! In other words, pace yourself and give yourself time to adjust to the massive shifts that are occurring on every level of your being; you have changed and you are continuing to change, but try not to rush this, and instead enjoy it and savour it as your passion surges from the ocean depths re-igniting your creative spark for life. These are magical times, so enjoy the magic...
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