Diana's Monthly Libra Forecast for August 2016
Until the 23rd the Solar energy makes it a forward-moving phase when friendships, associations or more involvement within a community or a group of kindred spirits could be a key feature. A future-orientated phase when you may be working to realize an idea or ideal which has been on the backburner for a long time. Networking, group connections and technology may also be emphasized. You could be making some new friends…
Mercury is working from deeper levels and your mind tends to become introspective and more open to emotional or subtle energies. You may be a little preoccupied by things going on in the background of your life, and you could find yourself zoning out or just feeling mentally at 6’s and 7’s as things may be a little up-in-the-air. Zoning out isn’t necessarily a bad thing and, at this time, you can do your best thinking in a restful, nurturing environment or in a private bubble with others. Imagination and intuition are working well. Also a good time for healing, spiritual or imaginative activities, so, listen to your inner guidance, hold the vision of how you want it to be, and picture moving beyond what is now getting in the way of your happiness and wellbeing.
A CHERISHED HOPE WITHIN REACH
Until the 6th Venus warms group relationships and other associations. You will tend to feel supported by others who are singing from the same page or have common interests, as you move forwards with something you have hoped for, maybe for a long time. Networking, group gatherings or team efforts benefit from Venus’s sociable, helpful mood. Anything related to technology or activity online may be interesting, materially beneficial and, in general facilitate positive experiences. As Venus also rules money and property, you may benefit materially through groups, friends or special associations. With a flexible, experimental attitude should be successful.
FEED THE SOUL, HEAL THE BODY
From the 6th there may be less opportunity to share your feelings in a spontaneous way, but more chance to find better ways to support yourself or others. You’ll tend to keep things to yourself and may be feeling undecided about how things stand in a relationship, or regarding finances or property. A good time, however to quietly and intuitively evaluate. In your comparisons, you could find emotions getting in the way of rational thinking. Others can be oblivious to what’s going on for you as you take a step back, touch base and, with Venus’s knack of finding the balance, any inner turbulence or physical imbalance can be gently ironed out. This transit means you are likely to be more the supporter of others, perhaps maybe pulling strings in the background. Also you are likely to feel more supported by some within the context of unique social circle or other special environment. It is likely you can benefit materially through others in these types of shared environments. A good idea would be to immerse yourself in nurturing pursuits which feed your being whenever you can.
From the 3rd Mars is in your Solar communications sector accelerating mental processes and firing up the way you express yourself. A great time for getting to know people, places or new ideas.
Comings and goings may increase or you find yourself more in the stream of information exchange and this would be a good time to float a new concept or body of work. However, there may be tensions and you can feel overloaded with too much on your mind. Sometimes, it could feel that certain others are too impatient or over-assertive but, your own reactions may be too defensive or pinickity. It’s better to be measured and decisive in what you say, keeping lines of communication open rather than wasting energy wondering about someone’s deeper motives.
In general, there could be more correspondence or other types of paperwork than usual and flying hither and thither for business or personal reasons. Overall, you should start to feel more confident about making decisions or defining certain objectives more clearly. You can be proactive and successful with media, promotions, negotiations or simply speaking up for yourself in a more assertive way.
From the 23rd the Solar energies could manifest as a pull towards things going on behind the scenes or in your private life – perhaps to do with the past or perhaps it’s a project in progress. You’ll probably have to put aside personal desires and become more aware of another’s needs or requirements, even when you are not in the mood. Others may not fully realize how much you are dealing with as the Sun is in a karmic house during this phase. But this is no time to cling to ego, as, if you do, you may feel let down.
Saturn, is now in a positive angle to your sun sign until late 2017. This is the time when you work more consistently at education and routinely at speaking, writing, media, education, short distance travel. You should be developing communication and people skills – perhaps integrating a new knowledge or dealing more with deadlines or steadily growing your data-base. Maybe you are developing your people, writing or speaking skills or being more creative with your self-expression through art. Communications equipment or vehicles might pose problems at times but may be useful tools. Any of the before-mentioned arenas may be key to your success over the long-term. It’s also likely that you’ll be learning that often the ‘truth’ is no more than a ‘perception’ or a judgment which is time-bound and therefore finite. In other words it has an expiry date which changes with age and experience. Librans born 1st-3rd October or with 9-11 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
(The current Saturn/Neptune transit brings uncertainty into this area and harder work to clarify things and get organized so as to go forward in a confident manner. This may manifest your or another’s health. You have to put personal preferences on one side so as to assist or to adopt better health and fitness practices if it is yourself we are talking about. Equally, this transit may manifest through work activities. Co-workers, service providers (and health providers)can be elusive or vague at times. Your attitude towards work may change as you begin to see it more as a service. A nurturing, caring aspect comes to the fore and you gain satisfaction from the support or facilitation you are contributing. The best approach to be doing a job you genuinely enjoy, where you can be creative and fully engaged. That way, no matter what it is you are doing your work will automatically serve others).
A CHAPTER CLOSING
Jupiter will be in your 12th house until September.
This is a good time for quietly developing projects, following healthier more nurturing practices, or tying up loose ends behind the scenes. For healing the consequences of the past, maybe figuring out what went wrong or why you keep falling down the same old holes in the road. You may find you are nurturing and caring for others more as they may be leaning on you more than usual.
However you are likely to grow into a deeper understanding by being the supporter in the background.
But this is also the area where you can be your own worst enemy, shooting yourself in the foot because you cannot change old habits, emotional patterns or beliefs. This transit will help you grow from within and, as all things are connected, add to the pool of knowledge and goodwill for us all no matter how insignificant or difficult it may feel to you at the time. Healing or spiritual practices or imaginative work will help you reap the benefits of this transit.
Libra or rising sign Libra or those born 14th-21st Oct or with 21-29 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this month.
Uranus: Librans born 15-18th October or with 23-25 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
Pluto: Librans born 7th-10th October or with 14-17 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
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What today looks like:
Starting today, and concluding on Thursday, the Moon is clashing with Mercury. The Moon sitting in the sign of Taurus may mean a stable, resistant need in your area of taboo, shared finances, and sex. It may be awkward to be with a different group of people, or make unexpected changes, while this tough, awkward clash continues.
Also today: beginning today, and concluding on Saturday, the Moon is moving through Gemini. For you, Libran, this means about three days where foreign people, deep enquiry, and long trips are more familiar, and feel safer to you. Our Moon, when in the sign of Gemini, provides an intellectual, curious need.
As well: starting today, and ending on Thursday, the Moon is struggling with Mars. The Moon sitting in the sign of Taurus may mean a stable, resistant need in your area of joint-resources, sexuality, and taboo. While this competitive, difficult link continues, it might be tricky to make financial changes, or to buy something secretly.
Also On This Day:
- Starting today and concluding on the 5th, Saturn is in a trine aspect with the Sun.
- A trine aspect between Uranus and the planet Mercury continues today, and ends on Friday.
- Jupiter carries on a trine aspect with our Moon today, which ends on Wednesday.
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