Clarify What You Value
Uranus turns retrograde on August 8. Its shadow period lasts until April 23, 2019. The degree covered this month (2°34’–2°20’ Taurus) is represented in the Sabian symbols by “natural steps lead to a lawn of clover in bloom.” As we gradually free ourselves of everything that no longer serves our higher evolution — people, situations, or objects — we reach a new level of well-being, allowing luck to enter our lives. Luck is not a random happy break. It is the result of our positive thoughts and emotions. Now is the month to clear the decks of all that has held us back.
There is a solar eclipse in Leo on Saturday, August 11. This degree (18°42’ Leo) is represented in the Sabian symbols by “a houseboat party.” Eclipses always mark a major turning point in our lives beyond which things will never be the same. This one points to becoming very clear on what we value both spiritually and materially. There is also need to closely examine our intimate relationships to see how they support or hinder our personal power. It enhances a sense of responsibility in our work and a need for beauty and harmony in our immediate surroundings, as well as balance and joy in our social interactions. The vision of our future requires that we integrate compassion for others and benefit those less fortunate than ourselves.
Mercury turns direct on August 18 (21°48’–11°34’ Leo). Its shadow period remains until September 2. The degree it goes direct on is represented in the Sabian symbols by “an evening party of adults on a lawn illumined by fancy lanterns.” We are encouraged to be creative, manifest our uniqueness with passion and joy, and reignite a light and loving expression of our truth. It is important that we seek happiness this month. Grander than fame or success, this truly is the greatest achievement of all.