SARA COUGHLIN: “Uranus Has Another Trick Up Its Sleeve And Yes — That Trick Is A Retrograde”

Take a deep breath, stargazers. Now that August has arrived, we’re in the home stretch of summer 2018, aka the summer of retrogrades.

Before we’re out of the woods, however, Uranus would like to join the fun. The planet of sudden change, revolution, and upheaval begins its annual retrograde on Tuesday, August 7.

This isn’t Uranus’ first attempt to stir the pot this year. Back in May, this planet moved into Taurus which, as astrologer Kimberly Peta Dewhirst told Refinery29 at the time, kicked off a new astrological era of change, particularly around how we use money and care for the Earth.

Where that process will take place over the next seven years, Uranus’ retrograde only lasts five months — and, while Uranus in Taurus is expected to exert changes on an external, global scale, Uranus retrograde will incite changes within us.

Retrogrades have a way of urging us to focus on our inner lives. Think about how Mars retrograde tests our tempers or Jupiter retrograde interrogates our approach to learning.

Viewed from this angle, planetary retrogrades are just regularly scheduled lessons we have to learn in order to make personal progress. Uranus retrogrades are no exception. Specifically, they’re thought to show us how we might adapt to the ever-shifting world around us — if we let them, that is.

As astrologer Jamie King writes, these periods tend to arrive in time to help us either adjust our outlook to fit a recent development or prepare for future growth. In case you haven’t been reading your horoscope, this summer’s eclipse season (two occurred last month and there’s one more to come on August 11) is likely to set off plenty of changes in our lives, professional andpersonal. So, yes, we’d consider this year’s Uranus retrograde to be extremely well-timed.

That said, you probably won’t feel this retrograde’s influence in the same way that you’re feeling, say, the current Mercury retrograde. Uranus’ distance from Earth makes its effects on our personal lives pretty subtle, if not downright sneaky.

You might find yourself coming around on a plan you initially resisted or you might learn something new that leads you to view a change at work in a whole new light. These shifts in your mindset will occur gradually and may seem minor at first, but they’re likely to lead to bigger, even major, progress.

For the record, when we say “progress,” we simply mean forward movement — Uranus likes to affect great change, but it’s less concerned with who benefits from it. With luck, you’ll receive the cues of this retrograde and learn to roll with the good and the bad that comes your way in the next five months.

 

~via Refinery29.com

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CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “Horoscope For Every Star Sign For August 2018”

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It is already the eighth month of the year, and yeah, it cannot be denied that it almost feels crazy. The year has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride, be it politics, society, arts of the stars, for that matter.

The month of July alone saw an insane amount of astral movement, starting from a complete lunar eclipse, a Chiron Retrograde and so on. Mercury is in retrograde already and will remain the same for the major part of August as well. Without further delay, let us get to the horoscopes.

Aries:

It will be a good time for change of any kind. Aries generally feel effects of solar eclipses more than the other signs and the one lined up for August will definitely have an effect, although subtle and positive. It will help you make changes in your life that you have been wanting for a long time. It is a month laden with good outcomes, so make the most of it.

Taurus:

Sugar coating anything never leads to any positive results so here is what it is: the month of August will not be cakewalk. You will face exhaustion of all kinds so make it a point to take care of yourself. You have to be the person to look after yourself. The month will not be all exhaustion and even if it is, you will have a ray of sunshine, which is people who love you coming through for you and making you feel special and energised. Let people take care of you as well because you do have friends and family who genuinely love and care for you.

Gemini:

It is going to be a good month. No major changes should happen but that does not mean that there is nothing you have to look forward to this month. You will have the opportunity to re-centre and find a goal that is both worthwhile and lucrative. You are going to be enjoying some good times.

Cancer:

2018 as a whole is the year of your career but August will be a test — a test of your tenacity. We all know that fortune favours the bold so do not be afraid of doing things that you have not done before because that will have an immense effect on your career hereafter. You may be pushed to your limits but you have to have faith and keep at it because nothing is impossible and especially nothing for you. You will reap good results if you put in the hard work and have perseverance.

Leo:

Leo, it is going to be an important month. August will bring to you the opportunity and time to get rid of everything that is holding you back or is not good for you. This is an extremely internalised process, which is why while you will be feeling the emotional brunt of it, others will see you living your best life. Adding to that, you might find yourself making significant changes in your career. As a whole, even though all of this sounds complicated, you will alright as none of it will be anything you cannot handle.

Virgo:

It is going to be good month with regard to money matters. You will find yourself in a good place to spend a little more than you would but while you’re doing that, make sure you find yourself some lucrative investments too. Do not forget to have fun, though.

Libra:

Get ready for some truth bombs because this month will set aside your real and your fake friends aside for once and for all. Now, this can be trying for a lot of us but it is what is good for us in the long run. Romantically, single or dating, just take things easy and have fun with whoever you are with. Love does not always have to be serious, so just have fun, laid back.

Scorpio:

There are two things that assume the center stage this month, self-care and drama. We can imagine how intrinsically these two things are linked at a very basic level.

Sagittarius:

There will be some issues with authority this month, but nothing that you cannot handle. All you need to do is just focus. You might want to go on a trip when conflict arises due to your inherent love and need for travelling but remember that you will need to approach problems head on in order to solve them.

Capricorn:

August will remind you that life does not last forever so it is the duty of every individual to enjoy life and not spend all of it working all the time. It is definitely admirable, how much you work, but you tend to forget other aspects of your life.

Aquarius:

Love is a wonderful thing but it needs to stand the test of time to last, which this month will present before you, if you are in a relationship. Professionally, it will be an excellent time for a change.

Pisces:

Find things that you love doing and things will fall into place as they must. Find time for yourself and do not be guilty about it.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “New Moon In Gemini — 13th June 2018 — Guiding You Every Step Of The Way”

Can you believe we are halfway through the year?

2018 is a year of awakenings, growth, and building. It is a year to start building the foundation for your dreams.

As we reach the halfway mark, we are going to be reminded of this, and reminded of just how far we have come on our journey.

Life is never linear, it is always ebbing and flowing, moving and shaking. It is forever changing, and we have to be willing to change along with it.

The June New Moon falls on the 13th in the sign of Gemini, and is a sacred point in the year, a time where we can really think about how our lives have changed, and what new things or journeys we are going to work towards.

It is a time to reflect on what has transpired and to think about what is next. No matter what life has brought your way, no matter where you currently stand, this New Moon is here to help guide your way, and to remind you that it is never too late to begin again. It is never too late for a new beginning, no matter how big or how small.

Gemini energy is all about self-expression, speaking your truth, and finding your creativity. As an air sign, Gemini energy encourages us to think deeply so we can figure out what thoughts are true and what thoughts stem from our fears.

Our thoughts are so powerful, and can dictate how we experience and see the world. Our thoughts can also overrule our lives if we don’t keep them in check.

The good news is that you don’t have to believe everything you think. At any time, you can choose to let go of thoughts that are no longer serving you, and instead focus on thoughts that are. At any time, you can choose to replace negative thoughts with more positive ones.

Thoughts are so powerful, and so on this New Moon we are going to be encouraged to look and assess what thought processes and belief systems we are holding onto.

What stories do we keep telling ourselves? What thoughts are blocking us from moving forward?

If you can find the time to ask yourself these questions and to really dig deeper into the wisdom of your soul, you will be given all the support you need to rewrite or let go of stories that are no longer serving you.

 

 

~via ForeverConscious.com

BECCA MARTIN: “This Is How You’ll Ruin Your Life In 2017 — Based On Your Zodiac Sign”

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I debated whether to post this due to its ‘negative’ perspective… so I turned it into ‘funny’… 🙂

 

Aries

(March 21st to April 19th) 

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You’ll ruin your life by settling for mediocre.  You need a life that holds new adventure for you every day.  You shouldn’t settle for less than that because it will only leave you feeling bored and empty inside when you’re full of life.  Your positive attitude and outlook on life are a couple of your best features, don’t let that go to waste.

 Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

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You’ll ruin your life by allowing stress and anxiety to overcome you.  Instead of getting yourself worked up over things that are not in your control just breathe, focus on the things you can control and work on adjusting your mindset about the things you can’t control.  Know that some way things will work out because the universe is on your side if you believe it.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

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You’ll ruin your life by worrying about what other people think and say about you.  Staying true to yourself is high on your list of things to do this year and I urge you to stick with it.  Don’t let the fear of what others may think about you ruin your life because truth be told they probably aren’t thinking about you anyway (they’re too worried about what others are thinking about them, tbh).  Just keep living a life that makes you happy and comfortable, and don’t let anyone else’s opinion change who you are.

 Cancer

(June 21st to July 22nd)

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You’ll ruin your life by overcommitting yourself this year.  You like to do things at your own pace, which sometimes is very quickly and sometimes very slowly.  Don’t overcommit yourself to things you don’t really want to do just because you feel obligated, that will only put your happiness on the back burner.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

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You’ll ruin your life by overthinking.  You need to feel valued and important to the people in your life and you will kill that by thinking you’re not good enough.  Don’t let your brain talk you out of just how wonderful you truly are because you think someone might not value your friendship as much anymore.  Here’s the unpopular truth about it that (if it’s actually the case) people change and you outgrow some people.  It’s hard and it sucks, but sometimes we can’t control it and some people just don’t fit into your life anymore.  It’s hard, but focus on the people who you know do love and value you.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

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You’ll ruin your life by bottling up your emotions.  Seriously.  Don’t keep all the stress inside you, you need to shed it and get it off your chest.  I’m not saying you have to complain to every person about what’s going on in your life, but find healthy ways to let it out.  Maybe try a yoga class or take a hot bath after a long day, eat some dark chocolate or watch your favorite movie.  Find something that works for you to ultimately help you feel less weighed down with stress and worry.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

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You’ll ruin your life by looking for acceptance from people who you don’t even truly care about.  The people in your life already accept you for you and you’re at peace with that, which is what’s ultimately important.  Don’t look for acceptance from people who will never give it to you because you don’t need those people anyway.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

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You’ll ruin your life by surrounding yourself with people who can’t offer you much or judge you.  You’re an open person and you need to be surrounded by people who accept you for that.  You need to be surrounded by people you can bounce ideas off of.  You need to be true to yourself and be around non-judgmental people who allow you to share all you have to offer with them.

 Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

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You’ll ruin your life by trying to be someone you’re not.  You need a life of freedom and people who accept you to be whoever you want to be.  You shouldn’t try to conform or change for anyone because that will just end up making you miserable when you deserve to be happy.  The people who are in your life are there because they love you and accept you so stay true that.  Don’t change who you are based on other people’s expectations.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

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You’ll ruin your life by not giving it 100 percent.  You want big things but most big things require risks.  Take the risks.  What you really want is a life where everything you put in the world comes back and helps you make something of yourself.  And that’s totally possible.  Keep working hard after what you want and do kind things for others in the universe. Give it everything you’ve got and you won’t be disappointed — no more holding back.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

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You’ll ruin your life by always answering to someone.  You do best on your own, free to do what you please.  By restricting yourself and constantly having to answer to someone is slowly ruining your life.  Don’t let that happen anymore.  Have a conversation if needed or let whatever is holding you back go and live your most authentic life.

 Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

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You’ll ruin your life by not appreciating the love you have in front of you.  If you’re single you’ll ruin it by not feeling complete because you don’t have another half in front of you, but you are still surrounded by so much love.  Don’t overlook that.  If you’re in a relationship appreciate all the little things your significant other does for you and if you feel the relationship is becoming comfortable find new ways to spice it up.  You thrive in a life where you have love close to you all the time and truth be told, there is love in everything in life.  There’s love in every emotion, happy or sad, excited or angry, it’s in every single thing in the world, don’t overlook it and you will live your best life.

 

 

~via thoughtcatalog.com