One of the lovely things about the cosmos is that it never gives you more than you can handle, and when things are tough, it steps in to give you what you need. Herbalists are aware of this phenomenon.
Your month of August 2016 begins with intense emotional energies between Mars and Lilith conjunct Scorpio, the Moon, Vulcanus in Cancer, and Chiron in Pisces, but these sensitivities quickly activate movement and flow.
The coming months will be full of confrontation, confusion, counterattack, and informational chaos when news and most social information are no longer concerned with accuracy or truth. Rather, the emphasis is on information specifically prepared to solicit a distinct response.
The theme for the early part of July is transformation. With Pluto opposing Mercury, Venus, and the new moon on July 4, the first week of the month invites you to transform yourself or an area of your life.
This is a time to recognize and put aside dogma, rhetoric, and propaganda. The key is discernment. Religious, social, and quasi-political spokespersons have long trained for this moment to stir the polarized masses into a frenzy.
I have a card on my desk that says, “Let go, and let God.” It reminds me that I cannot control everything. Sometimes things happen that I might not always understand but, given time, I might come to appreciate.