Music of the Spheres
Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz
Astrology for August 2013;
How do we align with the greater mission and meaning of this time? We who are born in answer to the need of these times! As giant Jupiter opposes dark shadowy Pluto, and Saturn, Neptune and Jupiter create a cosmic watery field (in the water signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces), resonating with the unconscious needs of body and soul, we are plunged into a major confrontation and initiation. The question to ask in August of 2013 is how do we hold a vision of wholeness and sustainability within the force of the opposite to Pluto, our collective shadow, an undertow of fear and denial. (think of the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case). This month the point of transformation is intensifying. The grand water trine formation has amplified the underlying currents of our habituated ways of responding to the uncertainties of the time. It activates great reserves of feelings within the body that are present and/or unresolved. Many of us may be moved by grief, fear and/or anxiety, as well as those that rise to the spiritual occasion of joy, community, and creativity. As we embrace the feeling states of this time with breath and acknowledge the energy, it becomes freed from its holding pattern. This is when transformation and upliftment can happen.
Twelve opportunities for August: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): August is a more emotional time for you. The home and family contain both great love and irritation. Your unconscious programming demands consciousness. How can you nurture your deep self? August says bring some play into your life! Follow a new passion. Change your routine.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Taurus’s gift and challenge is to hold, focus and persevere. The universe tests you now to let go at the deepest levels. It forces you to see your judgments, your hurts, your fears. Your desire to nurture and support others is met with limitation. Open your heart to your love, and playfulness, and situations shift. Cultivate stillness, equanimity and balance through August for transformation.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): The beginning of August completes a review of what is working or not working in your life. Issues of self-reliance, self worth, and feelings of inner security, are examined. The universe encourages you to imagine new possibilities in career and to bring unconditional love into your interactions. A structured daily routine helps you focus now.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): This month brings in equal part, the ability to love, a sense of belonging, an inner confidence, and tremendous pressures to transform, releasing fears and negativity. Focus on self value, and your relationship with your finances. Activate a new pathway for fulfillment and bring someone you treasure into your home for dinner or tea.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Retreat has been necessary and productive as Jupiter entered Cancer. August brings you a new beginning and swift changes. Though the need to control has brought challenges, its now time to let go, surrender, as a renewed aspect of yourself can now emerge. Rearrange your belief systems.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): You have reviewed the situation and found things wanting. You extended yourself with the best intentions. But the shadow of those intentions reared its head. Something old has revealed itself and you acknowledge it. Your sensitivity to others is increased and this month it is good to step lightly. Fill your home with flowers and cultivate your own self love.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Your connection with community increases and your expression is valued. Be fluid in your actions and decisions as situations change and transform. Mid August brings more enjoyment and creativity. Take your time in relationships as the dynamics call for thoughtful deliberation rather than immediate reaction.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): August brings forward movement as you find yourself restructuring your life, and anchoring a sweet dream. This dream can support a new level of awareness and life experience. Dive in, as profound changes take place. Your perspective begins to change on so many things. Work takes a back seat as you reorient yourself to new outlooks.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): This month it is best to attend to the deep undercurrents that run through your life in regards to family and your inner self. What you have to offer others includes a rich optimism and positive possibilities that uplifts the vibrations of the group and helps others to see more clearly their own vision. Your leadership in new areas supports a renewed sense of purpose.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): Who you have known yourself to be is transforming. It’s important to be fluid right now as you review your goals and ideals. New relationships come into your life yet can be tricky. Others needs or intentions may not be clear, so take your time and refrain from responding right away. As you examine yourself with honesty, clarify what has not been supporting your wellbeing. You can now sustain the changes necessary. This gives you more vitality and optimism.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Time to take your loved one and break away from the normal routines. You are stimulated, and excited, and movement serves you well. People you work with may be struggling, touchy, and very sensitive. Your ability to tune in can shift the situation, or it is good to create lots of space! Nurture your own body as powerful changes can now take place.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Strong creative forces are at play. Love of children, greater sense of confidence, and well being, along with leadership are yours. The tremendous feelings you now tap into touch humanity’s need for healing the many wounds of the past, including the Earth’s. Work with group dynamics brings transformation within yourself and in service to others.