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Horoscope for the Week: Aug18, 2023

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Tip of the Week:

As Leo exits the stage this week, Virgo enters. Leo time with Venus Retrograde and the contributing influence of the Aries North Node, there has been some very real excitement and drama. Most of it gets lost in the never-ending story of the drama of life, while others spike in the graph, like the devastation that was experienced in Maui Hawaii on August 8th. At about the time that the fire began, which coincided with a nearby hurricane, the Moon had just formed a conjunction with Uranus, which is symbolic of unexpected turns and events that appear suddenly, and it was applying to a sharp 90-degree square aspect with, you might have guessed it, Venus in Leo Retrograde. Whatever one deems the cause of this event, the synchronicity, or the As Above, So Below, is there. This is an example of the holistic nature of reality in which every effect has a cause, and every cause has an effect, which points to inner-dimensional realities regarding original causes.  While other metaphysical or esoteric tools also reveal this mirror between inner and outer, and I am well-versed in several of them, Astrology is the most specific and powerful.

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

While some are shut down by major events, some people tend to get energized. This is likely true of you, at least due to the influence of current cycles. A busy and productive mode vies with a powerful urge to have fun in the Sun. With good time management, you can have it all.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

A busy time close to home continues. Creating beauty, or restoring it, could prove pricey though and that is exactly not what you want. Consequently, a part of your strategy, therefore, is to calculate carefully and aim for investments with frugality in mind. High quality for a low investment is the classic goal.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

A busy and perhaps dramatic time on a variety of fronts is indicated. These can include the fun bit of drama and excitement too. Either way, a determination to get to the bottom of things has been guiding your focus. All the while, you are left to wait for answers, unless you push deliberately.

Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 22)

Evaluating the current dynamic is part of the plot. What is this worth versus that? This process of discernment comes with a dramatic flow that includes ending and completions, which are ever followed by new beginnings as well. Either way, your focus is directed to the future.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 23)

Asserting yourself to take new leads and to be seen and heard at the same time is all rumbling in your mind and motivating your stride. You want attention, but especially the right kind, which probably amounts to their measurable return. You will probably have to push out of your comfort zone to succeed.

Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 22)

You continue to be in productivity mode, if behind the scenes. This includes creative activities that inspire, beyond the grunt work. Making inspiration your goal will help. Shifting your perspective from survivor to savior may help as it fuels your sense of purpose to render quality service.

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Exploring, expressing and perhaps even asserting your sense of individuality is a current theme. An urge and itch to have new experiences could be leaving you feeling curious, but also restless. The key is to allow yourself to be experiential and experimental with who and how you are.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Finding your place in the sun, or in the limelight, or at least in the clear view of those whose attention your desire, is important now. A review of your choices, actions and overall performance over the past year or so could be making you feel insecure or supporting you to either feel deserving of recognition and rewards.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Freedom is a state that can be experienced both within and without, as can restriction and bondage. Contending with feelings and circumstances in this regard is likely of late. With awareness, you can work on feeling free inwardly and also look for every opening and opportunity for adventure.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Some cycles are more psychologically complex than others, like now. A yearning to be embraced and touched vies with feelings of isolation and seeking strict self-containment, like a caterpillar in a cocoon, even while socializing. The key is to be aware and trust your feelings with grace and poise.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)

Sometimes we need to feel loved and embraced more than others and this is likely true now. In as much as you are experiencing conflict in your relationship life, the impact could feel inflated and out of proportion. Either way, focus to be your own best friend, accepting, understanding, supportive and loving.

Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)               

It is said that the key to happiness is to give, give and give again. This is another way of saying that life is about service. Yet, this does not equate to servitude. Giving more of yourself now is the key to your happiness. Doing so by way of practical accomplishments will bring peace and fulfillment.

Michael O’Connor

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