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August 2023

August 2023 Astro Weather

Bonnie Isham Willis

Summer is in full swing. It's hotter than hot in Jupiter, Florida right now; and our moods seem to agree. Feelings of frustration are escalating. Resistance to change and the comfort of old patterns playing out has a tight grip on our way of thinking. Part of us wants change but doesn’t want to actually make any changes. It’s like wanting the paycheck but not wanting to go to work.

We get frustrated that our world does not meet our desires, but it does meet our choices. The choices you make will determine your future. Yes, the little stuff matters; all the little daily choices that you make will determine your future. If you want to win the lottery, you have to buy a ticket; if you want to be a rock star, you have to practice your music.

If you want changes in your life, you have to start with you. If you want more love, you have to give more love; if you want more energy; you need to get more rest, change your diet and activity levels, go to the doctor for a check up, or whatever it takes to feel better. Every little choice determines your future.

We are looking at the consequences of our choices, both good and bad. Where we felt like we were choosing right and doing the right thing, we may have left ourselves on the sidelines. Now it is time to see these outcomes too and maybe get another chance to do what we want for ourselves.

Or maybe we took the easy way around a problem. When we wanted more energy, maybe we chose to drink more caffeine, or other short cuts and easy ways around. Well, we will be seeing those consequences too. Whatever we sweep under the rug, is still under the rug when the wind comes through.

If you are doing okay but you have people around you struggling, be the light for them. Inspire and create a safe place for them. And keep making the best choices for you that include healthy boundaries and compassion.

Important Dates

  • August 1: Aquarius Full Moon : Too much or too little. Give more or hold back. confrontations will bring healing, but so will being willing to give first.

  • August 16: Leo New Moon: Be the LIGHT; and keep the ego and pride in check.

  • August 23: Sun moves into Virgo: Mercury stations Rx (for 3 weeks) time to clean out all the old. Re-organize, re-view, etc. Use this powerful time to tie up loose ends and make room for a new chapter.

  • August 27: Mars moves into Libra: there is an urge to merge, to collaborate, to do what's fair and stick up for the under dog.

  • August 28: Uranus stations Rx: the chaos may be internal. Uranus calls for unique, unconventional, innovative. Do things differently, see things differently, and find acceptance for your own uniqueness and tolerance for others’.

  • August 30: Pisces Full Moon : Emotional overflow. Address what is triggering the emotions and explore what is not clear. Music, art, dance, and water are beneficial. Take care of yourself as much as you take care of others.


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