by Kathleen Jacoby
1- Beginnings and endings... this month provides the opportunity for completing and releasing what no longer serves your life or movement forward. Let go, let God place the opportunities, the people, the attitudes, and the blessings in your path. By releasing your attachment to what confines you, you open yourself to the bigger picture of what is in store for your future. This is a year of new beginnings, and this is a month of finalizing what now needs to be released. Bury the dead that the living may live... it is a bold statement that has great significance at this time.
2 - The yin/yang principle confronts you now. You moving forward as a unique human being, and you in partnership. How to reconcile differences while still holding true to yourself. This month requires that you open doors, make necessary connections for the future, and assert your position in a way that is non-threatening, but decisive. Paradox, eh? Yes. Always. Follow the clues and open the doors that provide opportunity to be more of who you were meant to be, while communing with the angels of your better nature so that what you bring forth remembers the wellbeing and dignity of everyone concerned.
3 - You as dancing bear, you as insightful guru... it's an interesting month of possibilities and duality. Open your third eye and allow illumined and inspired insights to penetrate you to core. Also, remember that you are the creative, joyous force this year - allowing your full expression to blossom. Who are the nay sayers? Who is your cheering section? Choose those with whom you share mutual care and nourishment. Leave the rest, for there are those who would suck you dry without concern. Choose life giving qualities, not drama kings and queens. Awareness and awakenings are possible in this very interesting month of know/not know.
4 - Safety/Freedom - the opposition of the two little pigs who want to play, versus the practical pig who wants everything built with care and an eye to detail. You need to overcome the part that is the taskmaster this month and side with the playful, joyous, frivolous part of your nature that wants to express itself without inhibition or restriction. You can create your own melody, work of art, or inspire, enfire, and motivate those to whom you are sent as Sales Force One. Regardless of how it looks, this month you need to allow the stage lights to go up on your act - and to perform without fear that the party poopers squelch your joy. Claim it, and enjoy letting yourself be!
5 - Freedom/structure. You have an overriding desire to get on with it, keep the ball rolling, and let life take you wherever it will. Yet, there are restrictions this month. Bills to be paid, assessments to be made, checking the strength of the foundations upon which you stand. As you are willing to look at what needs attending, lots can be accomplished. When you avoid, you are tightening the noose. Some things must be attended to, and the more you are willing to shoulder responsibility and do what needs doing, the better off you will be as the month comes to conclusion. There is opportunity to transform an old habit or move into an entirely upgraded condition - so don't hesitate to push beyond your own limitations!
6 - Freedom/Responsibility. Although the year is mostly about you caring for others and paying attention to health, relationships, and responsibility, during August there is a drive for freedom. Restlessness and a desire to break free from constraints may cause you to make decisions you later regret. Take a trip, do things that bring more expansiveness to your life, but don't make major decisions based on this momentary feeling. It will pass when the month is over. In the meantime, assess where you can adjust limiting circumstances, enjoy interactions and contacts with many, and excel in diversity. The month is a moveable feast, so enjoy!
7 - Introspection/Caring for others. The year pushes you to deeper inner awareness, and may present a few opportunities to redo something from the past or connect with someone significant for the future. This month, the focus is on family, responsibility, the wants and needs of others in your life, and your own expectations about how things "should" be. As you open your heart and give of yourself without judgment, it can be a very rewarding month. However, when you determine that everyone and everything should match your idea of what they "should" be, there can be fireworks. Health issues flare up to be reconciled through looking at how you are eating and what is eating you. Develop compassion for yourself and others - live and let live, and take care of the body you inhabit. Life is meant to be enjoyed, not belabored... so do what is necessary to make the experience a pleasant one for all concerned.
8 - Take time to look at your spiritual roots this month. In a year that requires balance and more harmony, August provides opportunities to look more deeply within yourself to assess where you are flowing with Spirit, and where you are blocked, or off the mark. It's a wonderful time for retreat or specialized areas of interest. Working in the garden, being with nature - these are the things that restore the soul during this time. Too much activity and too many people can be disruptive to your energy field, so be selective and make sure you choose what you do with an eye to quality and its function in enhancing your life.
9 - Focus on where your life flows and where it is disrupted - then do what is necessary to see yourself as a system of energy that needs to be perfectly balanced. As you allow the various facets of your nature to have a voice, you can find out where the conflicts and disruptions are. When you give ALL of yourself dignity of its perception, and engage it in updating to provide what is needed now in your life - not what you needed when you were younger - there can be significant breakthroughs and growth that occurs. Harness the strength of your mental potential at this time and watch as you slay the dragons of unconsciousness!