*Eleditor’s note: Astrology isn’t a religion. We’re not sure it’s a science, either. It’s magic, maybe. But, as with feng shui, say, things affect things. So as long as we don’t go blaming our problems on the stars, as long as we assume responsibility for our own actions…well, hell, a little auspicious coincidence and applicable wisdom can’t hurt. And so, with that grain of salt…enjoy!
*Vedic Astrology, or Jyotish, is one of the oldest sciences on the planet and considered a relative of astronomy. It is an important and valuable part of the ancient Vedic texts. This complex, logic-based and also intuitive science, has survived thousands of years in India’s Vedic tradition and is still considered a highly valuable tool of guidance and life insight. It is not a religion, but rather a philosophical understanding of human and cosmic existence. In Sanskrit, jyoti means light. Essentially, the study of Jyotish is the study of light and how we interact with the cosmic light—within us and within the cosmos. Vedic astrology, or the sidereal approach to astrology, casts charts differently than Western, or Tropical astrology. The meanings, implications and purpose of Jyotish is therefor different, as are the details used for prediction and the indications given below.
Use the August waxing moon cycle to maximize your heart power, inner energy and dharmic potential by finding your most essential core needs.
If you’re willing to do the challenging work to clear away toxicity, darkness and illusions within the heart, there is potential for increased love, passion and dharma.
On August 11th, Jupiter makes the leap to Virgo. Jupiter transits are one year long and impact all levels of wisdom, knowledge, comfort and support. He leads you to your dharmic path and supports the nourishment gained along the way.
Sun in Leo.
Just before the Full Moon, on August 16th at 06:46 MDT, the sun shifts to its own sign, Leo. This cycle brings an intense relationship with masculine power to the forefront. Your father’s lineage will play a major role in the coming month. What parts of your father are helping you step into your masculinity and power more fully?
Heal the wounds with your father and ask for support and guidance with this process.
August Full Moon.
Full Moon arrives on the 18th, as moon steps into Aquarius and Dhanishta nakshatra. This constellation reiterates the need to shine, be seen and get noticed. It wants attention and to express its light. This Full Moon brings wisdom and creativity with it, as well as dharmic insights and awareness.
Mercury in Virgo.
As Mercury moves to its favorite sign on August 19th, there will be a moment of strength with mind and body.
This Mercury cycle brings immense possibility for healing and creativity but it will require you dive deeply into your unconscious terrain.
Venus in Virgo.
On August 25th, Venus leaps into Virgo, joining exalted Mercury and Jupiter here. This cycle of Venus provokes a lopsided energy of big, strong creativity, mixed with vulnerability and sensitivity simultaneously.
Relationships, finances and health will be especially effected in this transit. These parts of your life are asking you to look more closely at your alignment with power, purpose and balance.
*Horoscopes are based on your Vedic (sidereal) rising sign. You can also check your Moon and Sun signs for further insight. Do the same with your Navamsa signs for further clarity. Do not use these horoscopes with your Western sign (Tropical) as there is likely no correlation. These horoscopes are meant to be used as a broad overview of the current transits and obviously do not address the specifics of an individual’s unique chart.
Aries: Focus on home and heart until mid month, then bring light into your romantic relationships, as well as children and intuition. Shine brighter and honor your gut wisdom more consciously. You’re either helping your digestion or not.
Taurus: Your heart, home and mother are a powerful focus this month. Be courageous and creative. Take steps toward your liberation and notice where you are avoiding or neglecting your soft inner realms. Seek alignment with your heart wisdom.
Gemini: Creativity and courage take center stage right now. Your hands are alive and active. Use them to recreate your life and bring your visions into form. Part of you is ready to leap forward, and yet there are obstacles with the steps.
Cancer: Your mouth is a big focus right now. What you say, eat, share and express are all powerfully charged this month. As Jupiter shifts into your third house for the coming year, a new focus on self expression emerges.
Leo: This is a potent month for you. It’s as though everything is happening all at once and yet things aren’t happening fast enough. Challenges arrive with change and transformation. Stay true to your inner guidance system and learn to simplify.
Virgo: Deep liberation and letting go are arriving right now. Spend time alone and in meditation. Integrate, balance, hit reset. You are digesting the final pieces of Jupiter in Leo, which is the end of a 12-year cycle for you.
Libra: Gains are awakening and stirring you, however taking a pause is necessary in order to integrate the changes. Keep focusing on career and being seen until mid month, then step into your power more fully for maximum support.
Scorpio: The cosmos is asking a lot of you right now. There’s a lot of willingness for change, yet resistance and obstacles hinder your steps. Where are the blockages within your heart that are keeping you from making more progress?
Sagittarius: Dharma is fully charged and active right now. Are you stepping toward or away from your path and purpose? What obstacles are showing up to thwart your progresses? What resources are showing up to support you?
Capricorn: It’s a powerful time for inner transformation. This process is awakening your inner power, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now. Relationships are shining the light on where there is work to be done. Dance with your vulnerability and power.
Aquarius: Relationships are proving to be a complex organism for you right now. There are resources and challenges showing up simultaneously. Are you gathering the insights and letting go of all that is not serving you?
Pisces: Healing has been intense and powerful lately. Clear and clean your gut, in order for more clarity and precision with your awareness and intelligence. Old conflicts and challenges are rising to the surface. You are your own worst enemy.
Now is an ideal time to check in with me for some personal guidance. How will the coming year impact you? What gifts and challenges will Jupiter bring? Schedule a session with me.
Author: Saraswati J.
Image: flickr/Patrick Emerson
Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock