August horoscopes have arrived! Angie Banicki, Hollywood’s favorite tarot reader, is dishing out the wisdom as always. And this month’s art packs an otherworldly punch by digital collage artist Aephicles from Guatemala.
ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Influenced by the TWO OF CUPS
Music: Feel Good – Polo & Pan, Lighthearted – Natasha Bedingfield, Mirror – Sigrid
Aries—it’s all about the other this month: How are you showing up for your partners? Who are the friends you want to invest in now? Who has invested in you that you can now be there for? Sometimes our spiritual work is sharing the sun in our chest with those who need it in times of duress. The healer in you is peaking through this month to help support those who need it most, and this in turn is healing your deepest insecurities. Don’t be afraid to look at those insecurities—those moments of shame and doubt—and let your friends hold space for you to heal. Everything is a mirror for you in August. So celebrate the wins and great loves with your people because they are showing you your wins and great loves. And heal those wounds and pains of your people because they are showing you how you are healing your own wounds and pains. Here we go! Get ready for a deeper realization of your dharma!
Final Note: “The world is full of magical things waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Eden Phillpotts
TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20)
Influenced by the TWO OF SWORDS
Music: Awnaw (Modified-Squeaky Clean) – Nappy Roots, Fall in Love Again – Rag’n’Bone Man
You are in between worlds this month, Taurus. And it’s like when you try to peak past the curtain to see what’s coming, you are pulled back to look in. The cards show it will all be worth it. So just let yourself be in this in between place. The more floaty and dreamlike, the better. You are learning to fall in love with yourself again. And this is going to bring deeper love to all your relationships and help call in new ones. This might mean you allow yourself to be guided. Less thinking, more following. And when you feel yourself trying to pull back that curtain, go back into that dreamy place. Picture yourself on a big pink floaty, letting the water carry you towards the souls that are chosen for you. You’ll bump up against the ones you need to see just when you feel yourself dozing off under the brilliant sunlight. So dress in your light and floaty and go drift.
Final Note: “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder
GEMINI (May 21- June 20)
Influenced by THE DEVIL
Music: I Get Around – Dragonette, Dive – Ed Sheeran, No Roots – Alice Merton
Heart open, Gemini. You know exactly what you want now. But sweet jeez, are you getting tested to close your heart down now more than ever. This month will challenge everything you know about yourself and the workings of your mind. So instead of fighting the fight, KEEP YOUR HEART OPEN. Your heart is everything in August. EVERYTHING. You are helping draw others out of codependent victim patterns and relationships of lower frequencies. Your only agenda now is to help people—and not just your people. There is an opportunity now to influence large numbers of people, and the success will be how you impact them without even knowing how much impact you’re making. So stop stressing over how it fits financially or how it is received by others. Instead, just let your heart pump its love into the collective. Also, HOME is such a big question mark this month. Let it be. Feel the freedom in that question mark and let it feel expansive for you!
Final Note: “This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical, and more to whosoever will think of it.” – Thomas Carlyle
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Influenced by the FOUR OF PENTACLES
Music: Don’t Wait Up – Shakira, RUNAWAY – REI AMI
How can you let go just a little bit more? Release the grip and feel everything move on its own accord. Because what is changing for you, Cancer, is setting you up for the rest of your life. The changes swirling and teasing around you now, will be the ones that become your future. Stop thinking you have so much control over how and where they are taking you. You’ve done the work to get to this point. Now, trust the universe has got you. As you release your tight grip, let your creative juices pull you into their process. Cook your favorite meals. Bask in the art all around you. Travel to wherever you can go to forget yourself and the swirling teasing of this change that is going to land you when it decides it’s time to land.
Final Note: “It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person—beguiled, enchanted.” – Mary Ellen Chase
LEO (July 23 – Aug 22)
Influenced by the WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Music: Laughter – Nathaniel Rateliff, Let My Love Open the Door – Rogue Wave, Catch a Wave (Mono) – The Beach Boys
Leo—partnership is the theme of August for you! And there’s a wildcard next to it! Oh what a laugh! You have fate on your side, but you may feel blindsided or in the dark as to what is happening regarding important partnerships in your life. These partnerships could be lovers, children, grandchildren, business partners. These are soulmates, soul family queries, and they feel confusing in the best way possible. How are you going to just laugh your way through the fun of this? You are learning to love more than you EVER thought possible. I just cried with an overwhelming feeling into how much your heart is going to swell this month. The advice here is so simple—laugh, stay in ALL this feeling, and try not to mask one ounce of it. FEEL ALL OF IT! It is through your unknowing that the gift is delivered to you, and you must sit with the fear and uncertainty right up until you untie the bow and open up the gift!
Final Note: “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey
VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Influenced by the QUEEN OF WANDS
Music: Get Together – David Guetta, Wrecked – Imagine Dragons, Dora – Tierra Whack
There is a healing happening here around mother and separation, sweet Virgo. It’s beautiful because you are seeing yourself and what you can let go of as you step into the purpose of your future life with grace. This is your spiritual initiation. Let yourself connect to the energy of mother, and with compassion and a graceful heart, accept all of the truths that have led you to this point. This healing is your rite of passage into seeing who you are meant to be in the world with full acceptance of this purpose. You can let go of suffering and hold onto the holy gift you were given from the experience. You will feel expansive with this release, so let yourself go—go travel, go expand, go dive into where you feel most expansive. This is only the beginning…
Final Note: “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi
LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
Influenced by the DEATH
Music: Fly Away – Tones And I, 4th Day Prayer – Allison Russell, Back In My Body – Maggie Rogers
You’ve been working through an important part of your identity, Libra. My job is to tell you it is designed this way. Change doesn’t happen when everything is perfect and happy. Change happens when we see we want MORE—our soul demands more of who we are in our deepest soul points. Change happens when we question where we’ve been and where we are going. You are touching those tender soul points of who you came here to be. Be kind to yourself as you discover who you really are. And don’t be afraid to let go of who you were. Your soul family is drawing closer to help support you in this shift. Let yourself listen in to what that soul is whispering and don’t worry how exactly it might look or feel.
Final Note: “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” – Tom Hanks
SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Influenced by the ACE OF SWORDS
Music: Déjà Vu (Early Alternate Mix) – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Way – Dennis Lloyd, From the Dust – Daniel Deuschle, Dora – Tierra Whack
Scorpio, it’s happening. And yet you feel like you can’t quite pinpoint if this is it. Well, this is it—your new beginning. You have called this in. You have set all this up. Your mind has been running wildly, planning and strategizing for it. There are simply some final pieces to put in place, but you know exactly what you are doing and exactly what you want. You can trust in your decisions now. You know! And I urge you to keep watching your mind and your stories in this new beginning. Keep calling it all in exactly as you know you want it to. This month is showing you how much you know and what you need to do for your way forward. Try this on for size—Richard Rudd says the modern world we see around us is nothing more than a mental construct created out of billions and billions of words. What have your words been? What will your words be now?
Final Note: “Every need brings what’s needed. Pain bears its cure like a child. Having nothing produces provisions. Ask a difficult question, and the marvelous answer appears.” – Rumi
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 19)
Influenced by the NINE OF WANDS
Music: Over the Hill – M.RUX, Hand in My Pocket – Alanis Morissette
You are living on the edge, Sag! And instead of being annoyed that you are still right there waiting to get to the other side, can you have some fun out on the ledge? Look at all the possibilities below you instead of the frustration that resides inside. Keep those dreams alive! See where you are headed over that hill and love it for it’s uncertainty. Play around with the different ways you might step into this new life. And what it all boils down to is it’s going to be fine. Use August to ask all the questions. Look at life as an experiment—what are the equations and what might surprise you? Who can you throw in the mix to change it up?
Final Note: “Desire is a teacher: When we immerse ourselves in it without guilt, shame or clinging, it can show us something special about our own minds that allows us to embrace life fully.” – Mark Epstein
CAPRICORN (Dec 20 – Jan 19)
Music: Moving – Eskimotion, Baby Seat – Barenaked Ladies, Is There Any Love – Twin Shadow
Cappy! August for you is a time to just put your head down and do the work—all the while knowing quite a change is coming! Imagine you don’t have to grapple with the choices of that change. It is headed your way all in beautiful measure. Perhaps you even feel other small changes happening around you. A move? Big travel? Office visits? Keep it moving. Don’t stress your mind over how to make things happen—just keep doing your job. And doing the job of working on yourself. The inner work is overwhelmingly powerful for you this August. So get yourself someone to talk to, buy those books on inner development, sign up for those retreats. Your eyes are opening to who you want to be and not just how you want to work! What if you accepted that you can do anything you want in life while also knowing that nothing is really up to you?
Final Note: “The best way to pursue happiness is to help other people. Nothing else will make you happier.” – George Lucas
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Influenced by the ACE OF WANDS
Music: 4th Day Prayer – Allison Russell, My Lover – Birdtalker
Aquarius, you are strong. And you’ve got this. You know yourself and feel more excited to work than ever before. You can see a new path forming ahead of you as you walk along, watering the flowers and trees as you go. You can see how what you are watering now seems to be spreading and ready to grow. Relaxation and meditation are important especially around the full moons for you. The emotional pendulum is swinging as you feel the energy of the love that is ahead of you. There is plenty of new energy wanting to really break through. Try to focus on the pendulum and give yourself credit for how you are learning to navigate the swings as you grow to know and understand yourself more. Meditation is more important than ever this month. Go on long walks and really give yourself time to just breathe.
Final Note: “The emotion that breaks your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.” – Nicholas Sparks
PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Influenced by the SEVEN OF WANDS
Music: Clap Your Hands – Whilk & Misky, Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jitterbug – Stepcat
Pisces, this is a time of slow and steady development. Do not forget that. You are like Cinderella working away with all your animal friends. Cleaning, preparing, singing, sewing. There are no ugly step sisters here but there might be some ugly old patterns rising up in order for you to see them and let them go. Get yourself fresh and clean before the big ball. So while you want to be diving into all those creative projects, do not neglect some extra loving care to beautify your lovely soul. Animals actually feel good for that soul too. So watch for them showing up to bring you some animal spirit medicine. If you don’t know why that rabbit seems to be following you or that cat keeps coming around, try doing a little research to help decipher their messages for you! And if you are thinking of getting a pet, this might just be your moment!
Final Note: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde