August 2013

Tick tock, tick tock. Time marches on and “time and tide wait for no man.” We might want to stop for a moment and consider where we’re at, personally, spiritually and collectively. The stars are positioned in such a way that we have an opportunity to weigh-up what is real and what is false, what is valuable and what is unworthy. We are at a crossroad and it is imperative we choose the right pathway for the future. According to the true mystics, we have been around for a very long time and cultures and societies have come and gone long beyond the memory of man. All along the way we have accumulated karma – storehouses full of the stuff. It’s all tucked away in the cosmic computer called the akashic records, in which all thoughts and actions are recorded.

Now, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto are the notable planets worthy of discussion in the sense that they have formed a Cardinal T-Square that will be in effect for the next 10 months. Mars joins in with them beginning this December, bringing up some very dynamic energy that will manifest in the winter to spring of 2014. In essence, we have opportunities to alleviate some very old, stale karma that trails us like our shadow. When Jupiter makes a hard aspect to Uranus, it brings up revolutions and all kinds of social upheaval. Throw Pluto into the mix and you have a very volatile cocktail that can be used beneficially or destructively. It’s up to us how we will act or react to the energies coming on board.

Canada is in the midst of a huge transformation. We are experiencing a Pluto transit and it is bringing many secret and hidden factors into the light. Politicians are falling left and right and many more are destined to follow. Changes are in the wind and we have a chance to get it right or make much more karma that must be paid for in the future. Jupiter represents ideologies and all forms of religious beliefs. Uranus constantly seeks to overcome the restrictive and repressive ways of the past. As the great spiritual master Param Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj once said, “You cannot wash away blood with blood, but only with the waters of forgiveness.” You might want to ask yourself if you are happy and content with your lot. If not, why not? We wrote the script long ago and our present day status is designed to evolve us into beings of light, beyond the cloak of our human existence.

Aries August starts off with a bang as your ruling planet Mars squares off with volatile Uranus. Accidents and incidents manifest rapidly under this combination. “Measure twice, cut once” is the mantra of the times. High adventure and high times are indicated as well. Enjoy the days, but don’t lose your head along the way.

Taurus Home, health and family considerations come up now. Family reunions take place and all kinds of internal politics get settled, or not. The art of the compromise would serve you well as maintaining a rigid position can only cause more resentment and resistance. Will any of it matter 10 years from now? Forgive and forget.

Gemini It’s your time to fly. Mercury is on the move and so shall you be. Your solar money house is strongly activated. You can increase and expand. Social functions take place and you will be in your element as you work the crowd winking, nodding and sharing all kinds of tidbits of news and information.

Cancer The two fiery brothers, Mars and Jupiter, continue their visit in your sign. It’s your time to shine. Jupiter brings good luck and good fortune and he does well in Cancer. Mars can be problematic, though, as he stirs up some heated emotions that can lead to accidents and incidents if you are not careful. Play safe.

Leo The Leo new moon on August 6 signals a new start. Making changes is not an easy thing for Leo, but you might very well be in the mood to make some important changes and the stars are backing it up. The full moon on August 20 will help clarify what it’s all about.

Virgo Venus spends the first half of August in your sign. Venus is associated with love, beauty and harmony. It’s time for that makeover, new duds or whatever. The Sun enters Virgo on August 22 bringing you into your solar high of the year. A busy time is indicated. Make the best use of it.

Libra Venus spends the last half of August in your sign bringing good times with family and friends. Career opportunities are strong and you may be restless and seeking change. Changes may come anyway regardless of how we feel about them. Big energies are unfolding and the cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are most affected.

Scorpio The new moon on August 6 lights up your solar tenth house related to career activities and professional status. Mars and Jupiter cast positive energy as a counter balance to the restrictions and limitations that have shown up with Saturn moving through Scorpio. Hard work, dedication and devotion get you through. A dawning spirituality awakens thee.

Sagittarius Most Sagittarians I have met would travel anywhere in a heartbeat. The love of discovery, high adventure and unique cultures attract them like bees to honey. A time has now arrived with more opportunities to set sail. Matters connected to wills and shared monies may become of interest now.

Capricorn You have entered this time in which constant change, challenge and unrest take place. It may not be a negative thing, but the stars are indicating quite the dynamic ride over the next couple of years. The next 10 months will reveal what it’s all about. A great transition or rebirth takes place.

Aquarius The new moon on August 6 takes place in your opposite sign Leo. It signals a time to rest and recoup. Relationship considerations come up now. People that support you or oppose you show up. The full moon on August 20 in your sign signals a lively time and heightened emotions. Awareness keeps you up late.

Pisces The moon will be very bright as she passes through Pisces August 21 and 22. A busy time is indicated and you may be in the mood to brighten up your home or purchase something of beauty. Mars and Jupiter cast good energy all month bringing energy and enthusiasm your way. Enjoy the days.