August Horoscopes & Flower Essences 2019 🌸🔮🌸

Here are horoscopes for the month of August 2019! I wanted to offer this as a small gift during these amazing times and as a fun intro to an e-zine that I intend to present for the New Year beginning this Winter Solstice. The e-zine will be available to paid subscribers and will include new and full moon reports, major transits in relation to world events and in-depth horoscopes for the signs. It will also include topics related to astrology, health and healing combined in a way that you are unlikely to find anywhere else. A link to subscribe will soon be provided.

I will still be uploading blog reports as I’ve done for several years but the e-zine (basically an extended newsletter, which takes far too much time and energy for me to give away for free) will contain a lot more info. Thanks for your interest and support!

Remember to check out the horoscopes for your Rising and Moon signs too!

Aries

This is a super active month for you! It seems like all of the sudden there is a lot of excitement in your love life or your social spheres. You may feel more creatively inspired than you have been in a while, and beginning to regain some of the energy you felt you had lost over the past few weeks. The stuck becomes unstuck. Because it’s like a dam just got released you may experience an abundance of new ideas and lots of conversation. As a result you may have the temptation to overdo it in some area and experience mental exhaustion. Just don’t let yourself get overwhelmed with your options. Where you saw no options you now see a hundred! The flower essence I recommend for Aries this month is Iris, for a full expression of the “multi-dimensional” self, giving yourself plenty of outlets for creative expression and increasing the flow of synchronicity in your life.

Taurus

Taurus, you are gathering your forces right now and preparing for some big changes in your life, most likely having to do with your career. At the same time, you may be a domestic mood, focused either on making your home more of a comfortable sanctuary or connecting with close loved ones and family who can celebrate with you the changes that you see taking place. During the middle of the month you may feel torn between your desire to socialize and to stay inside and nurture time alone. You could feel extra sensitive or spacey, or perhaps creatively inspired. Your dreams, both at night time and day dreams are very heightened. This is a time to dream big and ponder what’s possible, maybe even make a vision board of some kind. Flower essence for Taurus this month is Wild Oat, to help refine and clarify your sense of direction and purpose in the weeks and months ahead.

Gemini

This is an optimistic month for you Geminis. You may feel more validated than you have in a while – by friends, family and perhaps even new friends and acquaintances. Your mind is also feeling a bit more free and expansive than it’s been, especially for those of you who have been working very hard this year. Finally a breath of fresh air helps you clear your lungs and mind. Give yourself a gift or go on a vacation. Many of you will greatly benefit from travel or you may have unexpected visitors. You may also receive an offer this month that you feel conflicted about accepting. Trust your gut on this. Either it will further distract you or compliment your work. The flower essence I suggest this month for Gemini is Star Tulip, which is for sensing and drawing to you the protection and guidance of your higher self and spiritual benefactors, especially when you are going through a major life shift.

Cancer

Cancer, the highlight for you is in the area of your finances. If you have been determined to overcome obstacles become more effective overall you are finally beginning to see the rewards for your efforts this past year with more money coming in! Your next task is to compartmentalize and manage it all. You may seek an the advice of an expert in some field to help you navigate to the next level in your field of interest or work. Trust what your intuition is saying about someone close to you as well. Maybe they need help, or maybe they are able to help you in some way. A male figure is prominent for you now, but it’s as though he is leaving the scene. He is going somewhere, taking something with him. Flower essence for you this month is Calendula, for fostering the mindset of abundance and supporting clear, kind communications.

Leo

This is your month to shine bright! Things are really changing for the better in your world and it has been a long time coming. Lady luck and the heavenly host are on your side helping you to manifest your heart’s desires. If you don’t see this happening then it could be time to ponder what you really want and what has been blocking your attainments. Maybe you need to weed out some things before you see real progress. Money, romance, and good fortune in general increases later this month. Very strong masculine energy is present in your life right now. Either you are taking your power back as a man, or as a woman maybe taking it back from a man and reclaiming your own masculinity. The flower essence I recommended for you this month is Sunflower! This flower helps you to express your unique beauty and power in the world.

Virgo

It may seem like you are at a crossroads through the first half of the month, as though you have some very important choices to make revolving around finances, career or a project you have been involved in.  Your heart is also healing from some of the hurts you’ve carried around for awhile. You may feel a growing sense of enthusiasm later this month when the Sun, Mars and Venus move into your sign and form a special stellium. It’s as though know something significant is coming but not sure exactly what that is yet. I am guessing that you will have more than one cause to celebrate, including your birthday coming up of course. The Sacred Feminine is a strong theme for you this month, highlighting your relationship to her in whatever form that takes. Flower essence of Zinnia, for bringing playfulness, joy and laughter in your life, highlighting the good things you have and the good things to come.

Libra

Libra, your popularity is increasing and many of your long-held hopes and wishes are coming true! That being said, you may wonder why it is such a bitter-sweet time for you, and why you may be struggling to keep a positive outlook. For one thing, it has dawned on you lately that some people are not happy about your success but prefer to see you as you once were. Maybe certain people just can’t see you for who you are at all. Do you feel underestimated? Also, are you finally tired of allowing yourself to be used? That’s a good sign! Roll with the new you and stop being such an apologist for things that aren’t your fault – oh yeah, especially in your family. Hang out more with folks who “get you”. You are very gifted but it’s up to you to receive the gifts the Universe is offering you now. The essence I recommend for you is Goldenrod, to support your blossoming sense of self-esteem.

Scorpio

There is a huge spotlight in your outer social life as well as lots of goings-on in your inner circle or home life. You may have been multi-tasking lately and feeling like your energy has been tugged in several different directions. It is time to pull back inward and take care of yourself. You deserve it! A relationship that has been on your mind with a question mark attached to it is beginning to clarify which helps you move forward. Things will really begin to lighten up for you later on this month. You may be facing a lot of old fears related to things you thought you would never be able to face or overcome. And guess what, you’re doing what you once thought was impossible! Consider giving yourself a spa day or special treatment. The flower essence I recommend for you this month is Red Chestnut to help you release your worries about other people that you care for and focus more on yourself.

Sagittarius

This is a month of golden opportunities for you! Jupiter is again moving forward in your sign on the 11th, and you will find it easier to move ahead with things you have had to put on the back burner for awhile. You are also invited to do one of the things that you absolutely love best, which is to travel, at least mentally or close to home. In any case, adventure is likely to spice up your life and possibly even your career. You might also be thinking of starting up a new business or asking for a raise in your current job. You’re right that something big is coming and it’s time to step up to the plate. There is a lot of discussion about commitment in a close relationship. Either it’s time to make or break that bond. If you choose to bond, stop procrastinating and just dive in! The flower essence I recommend for you this month is Thyme, for catching up for “lost time” or creating more of it where it seems to be lacking.

Capricorn

Man, the things you’ve been dealing with lately…but you’re so good at dealing with things other signs can’t or don’t.  This month, get ready for welcome shift of focus or a sweet surprise when it comes to money and possessions. You’ll also probably notice more support from others. It is very possible that you will see a chunk of money either owed to you finally being paid off, or that you will find something else of valuable where you least expect it and it turns out to be just what you need. Many of you have been experiencing a lot of heightened emotions over the past couple of years as there is a culmination of some major event or relationship taking place. It is important to heal from the wounds of the past in order to move forward, especially wounds related to men or a man in your life. The flower essence I recommend for you this month is Walnut, for emotionally supporting you during major life transitions.

Aquarius

Exciting time for you Aquarians! Many of you folks have made a remarkable shift during the past couple of years and your transformation is an inspiration to those around you. This month you are focused on bringing your ideas, gifts and wisdom to others in new ways, sharing what you have learned or attained with the world. If this isn’t obvious or evident to you yet then it could be time to take inventory of how far you’ve come and just how much you have accomplished. The one warning I would give is to not spread yourself too thin in your social life (hard for most air signs!)You are juggling a lot right now but it’s okay to take timeouts when you need to, to hear yourself think versus what your friends are saying. Being rebellious is sometimes your great virtue. The flower essence I recommend to you this August is White Chestnut to help quiet your mind and keep you focused or get some better sleep.

Pisces

Pisces, this month for you is centered around your work, health and your overall sense of purpose. Do you feel aligned with your work and surroundings at this time? If so then you are in the perfect space for great things that will begin to manifest themselves later this month and into the next month. Your spirits might be high lately because something or someone has brought new cheer into your life. Positive energy is available to help you manifest. If your space feels cramped or un-supportive it’s time to make changes or get the heck out of there. You may have been too hard on yourself and afraid to ask anyone for help because you hate to bother them. You are worthy of seeing your dreams come true and it’s time to take action toward making them happen. By month’s end I see you charging ahead with quite an unusual ferocity! The flower essence I see for you this month is Poppy, for spiritual clarity and support from hidden realms.

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The “Guilt Trip” as a form of Psychic Attack

There are as many forms of psychic attack as there are personality types in this world. One of them is the famous “guilt trip” in which a person takes out their frustrations on another person who failed to meet their egoic and usually childish demands. Everyone has experienced being either on the receiving end or the giving end of a guilt trip. Many have experienced both.

An example of how a guilt trip might play out is the following scenario:

A widowed mother gets used to her 38 year old son swinging by on Saturdays to bring her food, mow the lawn, walk the dog, and fix whatever things have fallen apart in the house. One Saturday he gets called to an important business meeting. He calls her that morning to explain that he won’t be able to make it this time and apologizes that he won’t be making it. She is very displeased and in a whiny tone she accuses him of not letting her know much sooner that he wouldn’t be able to make it, because she was planning a huge meal and wanted to introduce her to one of her friends that day. He had no idea about what he would be missing, but he did in all fairness call her as soon as he knew about his change of plans. He goes to the meeting, feeling queasy the whole time, with the weight of guilt upon his shoulders. He replays the conversation that was had over and over like a broken record inside his head, questioning his own morality. He wants to leave the meeting early so he can placate his mother, but simultaneously feels anxious and afraid of what kinds of things she will say. She pretends to be very hurt while holding a grudge and insinuating that he was very inconsiderate to her and that his actions threw her whole entire schedule off. She has taken zero responsibility for her frustrations, and obviously has come to take his services for granted, as though he should feel obligated to do such things for her. In his tension and anxiety he comes up with another excuse to avoid her the following Saturday and the guilt trips intensify via telephone messages. He feels like a horrible son, but at the same time a bit relieved. She brews with toxic anger and pushes him away for awhile… until he falls back into her trap.

There are of course a multitude of ways that guilt trips can be laid. People lay guilt trips according to their own temperaments. A guilt trip can come from a person of nearly any age, race or gender. It can be subtle and difficult to identify or or outright obnoxious.

Types of Guilt Trips

  • The “Silent Treatment”
  • Playing the strong victim – crying, whining, complaining
  • The passive aggressive guilt trip – it was all a set-up from the start
  • Anger, insults, accusations
  • Emotional blackmail (leads to verbal abuse or physical violence) – the vengeful guilt trip
  • Sometimes all of the above, but in stages, not necessarily in order

Although guilt itself serves a specific function in the human psyche it can also undermine one’s confidence, energy levels with the ability to focus and make rational decisions. One major problem with guilt is that the people who have done the most harm tend to have the least amount of it, if they have any at all. The other portion of the population suffers enormously with the burden of guilt looming in their subconscious that they have internalized from parents and other adults and caretakers from a very young age. Some people learned early on how to toy with other people’s guilt reflexes in order to manipulate them. Those are the people you need to watch out for.

People are not just guilt tripped by individuals but in some cases by their general community or by the country they were born in. Remember, “The majority is not always right.”

In order to defend yourself against a guilt trip you first need to understand what and how another person is targeting your weaknesses. They know you well enough to know what your triggers are and where you feel inadequate. They know if you feel like you owe them something and they will continuously tug on the cord they have hooked into you. You may or may not actually owe them something but this should be clarified as soon as possible. If you do owe, then pay them off immediately and cut the cord that exists between you. If you don’t, then cut the cord. Yes that is easier said than done. Here are suggestions for doing so.

Tell them you are done interacting with them, or that you are taking a long break. Don’t bother to explain why because they will only use your explanations against you. Trying to reason with a person who is in the mode of doling out a guilt trip is like trying to reason with a drunk person.

If they are aggressive and won’t take no for an answer block their number. If they intrude upon your living and working environment notify them that if they do it again you will file a restraining order. If they cross that boundary again, follow through with your word. Do not make this statement if you don’t intend to follow through! Your hollow threats will be used against you.

Take a long bath or shower yourself. Light a candle and some incense. Listen to your favorite album.

Take a vibrational flower essence of Black Cohosh for releasing toxic people from your life.

Hold, wear or place Turquoise, Aquamarine, Amazonite and other stones with similar blue-green colors in your environment. They can help you speak your truth and protect you from the lies and accusations of others.

Defending yourself is especially tricky when the person who guilt trips you is your spouse or other close relative. It may not be appropriate to just eliminate that person from your life altogether but it’s important to establish healthy boundaries in your relationships to these people. There is no substitute for knowing your own psychology well enough to control your reactions and steer your own course. Discrimination is key.

Surviving Scorpio Season in 2018

Scorpio season is known as the “scariest” if not most sensitive and emotionally charged time of year. It rules the Tarot card Death, which symbolizes closure, irrevocable change and transformation, sometimes actual physical death.

Death is a certain point or phase that has been reached on the Fool’s journey of self-discovery that is represented by both Tarot cards and the Zodiac. He or she suddenly experiences a mysterious emptiness. There may be overwhelming feelings of sadness for known or unknown reasons. Within view is a skeleton on a white horse, and a rising sun in the distance. This figure of death is a messenger of what has been, what is and what is yet to come. Steps cannot be skipped. Grief must be processed before moving on. All that is certain is that something new will eventually be born out of the old.

                                     Death

Death can mean so many things and there is a reason why death often causes people to think more of life itself. As people brush close to death or experience the loss of something or someone they held dear they may reach deeper in their heart or mind for meaning. When there is loss there is gain – as the saying goes when one door another one opens. There is no birth without death or death without birth. They are interlinked. For this reason Scorpio is associated with both death and sex. Sex is what brings forth new life. 

In any case, the end of a specific phase of life has been reached and must be acknowledged. Ancient ones honored such endings with rites of passage. It can be helpful in this modern day to recreate rituals that help us to psychologically and physically make the shift from one way of life to another, weather the shift relates to age, relationships, livelihood or other circumstances. My own shift is recently having relocated from America to the Netherlands. Even if this doesn’t become my permanent home, it represents the end of a chapter of life, in no uncertain terms.

Flower Essences to Support Radical Change

There are several flower essences that can help to emotionally, mentally, and spiritually make life altering shifts and to cope with deep loss and even death itself. These are just a few that may be useful during this time.

  • Angel’s Trumpet – This is a flower essence that assists making conscious shifts between the worlds. It can be of support during major life transitions. It can also be a source of comfort during the time of death.
  • Borage – Borage essence brings courage and joy to the heart. It may be especially helpful when there is impending death of a pet or loved one, or even immediately after the loss has occurred. It may serve as an emotional balm, gently softening the harsh stab of loss and grief.
  • Walnut – the Bach flower remedy that is most often taken to promote mental stability right before, during and after home or work relocations, divorce and break-ups, and the death of loved ones.

Scorpio Transits

The Sun enters Scorpio on October 23rd with a Full Moon in its opposite sign Taurus to follow on the 24th. Adding to the intensity of this year’s Scorpio season are the transits of a Retrograde Venus and Jupiter’s final degrees in this sign. These are further heightened now by Mercury also in Scorpio, soon to enter a Retrograde pre-shadow phase (Retrograde from November 17th until December 6th) in which it will move into Sagittarius and later back into Scorpio.

Venus Retrograde in Scorpio is dredging up many buried emotions, revealing the hidden motives or inner workings of people and things while causing tremendous introspection and reevaluation within the contexts of close interpersonal relationships. This is an incredibly heart wrenching time for some. Difficulties may not necessarily lie with significant others but the theme of revisiting personal values is likely to be present in partnerships. Issues around trust could spring up with just about anyone for any reason. Another area of great concern or focus could revolve around finances.

Jupiter has been in Scorpio since October 10th of 2017 and will complete this transit by November 8th. For the past twelve months many of us have been provided with ample space and experiences that have supported us in truly recognizing what’s working and not working in our lives. The whos and hows of deep betrayal both on micro and macro levels have become painfully obvious. At the same time we’ve been offered some amazing tools, resources, and information to make corrections and upgrades. Jupiter at the tail end of this trek through Scorpio indicates there is one last piece of the old life yet to leave behind before we can take bold actions moving forward. It may be the last piece but it’s not the least important. It may actually be the most huge and troublesome thing we missed earlier even though it was right in front of us the whole time. This awkward thing, whether real or symbolic, is so old that we’ve become quite accustomed to lugging it around. It’s time to ditch that shit.

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