Your Egyptian Tarot Card for August 9th is The Lovers

Egyptian Tarot Card of the Day

The Lovers

August 9, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lovers

The Lovers card symbolizes the beginning of humanity. We would not be here if in the beginning there were no Lovers, but the Earth still would, it exists with or without us. The Lovers can also represent cardinal desires, but that relates more to instinct then a higher love. Not to say the two can’t go together, but they can also each survive without the other. Today, think of ways you can bring things together to make something better.

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Your Daily Love Tarot Card for August 9th is The Hanged Man

Daily Love Tarot

The Hanged Man

August 9, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man says you can look forward to tomorrow with excitement. If single, a healthy and growing relationship energizes you physically, mentally, and emotionally. The card selected you today to let you know that you can find a true soul mate because you have the capacity for divine love that makes a lasting union. The Hanged Man heals hearts if a relationship has gone through a rough patch. You can transcend previous limitations today

Your Daily Tarot Card of the Day for Aug. 10th is Five of Swords

Tarot Card of the Day

Five of Swords

August 10, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Traditionally, the Five of this suit references the grim and sobering process of cleaning up the battlefield after a conflict. The war as a whole has not been won or lost yet, but in this skirmish there were grievous casualties. This card admonishes the loser to study carefully what went wrong, so that a new strategy can be devised and more setbacks forestalled. There is a need to regroup and rethink the game plan, discover your blind spots and weak links, and take corrective measures before getting back into the field for another round.

In these modern times, when the battle is more often being waged with words, laws and contracts instead of weapons, we have even more reason to examine our approach, our style, strengths and weaknesses. If we have underdeveloped communication skills or lose our objectivity in tense moments, our ability to reach our goals and dreams will decline. But, if we avoid letting ourselves be haunted by the misfortunes and detours that inevitably befall us, we will go on to achieve those goals. Do not obsess. Try to learn something.

 

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Tarot Card of the Day for August 9 is Seven of Swords:

Tarot Card of the Day

Seven of Swords:

August 9, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seven of this suit typically refers to mental preparedness, acquired through the use of imagination, including the rehearsing and visualizing of desired results. This card represents the positive mental habits of a natural winner. The image most often associated with this card is that of a canny warrior who has infiltrated into the enemy camp on the eve of a fateful battle, checking out their preparations and stealing their swords. Such a move is guaranteed to demoralize the enemy and undermine their performance in the upcoming confrontation.

Putting it in modern terms, one who draws this card needs to work smarter, not harder. Think long and deep, study all the angles and put yourself in the shoes of your competition. As a result, you will have such a thorough grasp of the whole situation that there will be no surprises — and no excuses for anything but success. Skillful preparation justifies the optimism of the natural winner.

 

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Friday, August 10th

Get A Jump on Tomorrow……

Your Horoscopes for Friday, August 10th

 

Aries


Aries

A Solar Eclipse will occur in your sector of joy and creativity tomorrow morning, dear Aries, and today, it’s appropriate to wind yourself down and clear your head. It may not be exceptionally easy to do the latter with current influences, but it’s a good idea to avoid quick decisions now. As much as possible, reflect and rest so that you can tune into your intuition. A Mercury-Jupiter aspect coming into influence and tied into the coming eclipse is familiar – it happened in July, and we’re now returning to it with Mercury’s backward trek. Thoughts and ideas about love, creative projects, and possibly children may come back into focus now for further attention. Do watch for jumping to conclusions or working yourself up about an idea that you haven’t yet researched. However, let yourself dream and stretch your mind to consider new possibilities.

 

Taurus

Taurus

A Solar Eclipse occurs tomorrow morning, dear Taurus, and since it will mark the start of a new cycle, it’s better to wind down, let go, and rest on this day before the eclipse. It’s easy for your mind to race today, however, with a Mercury-Jupiter square influencing the day, and it’s just fine to stretch your mind now, but significant new beginnings should probably wait since it’s unlikely you have the complete picture yet. There can be developments with family, home, or partnership now, but things are still evolving. There is more to the story! It may be a helpful exercise to think in big ways, especially if you previously missed an opportunity by focusing mainly on practical possibilities, as long as it’s serving you well. If it’s making you or a significant someone tense, then it may be better to let it go. You are likely to return to an old conversation or idea now, in fact

 

Gemini

Gemini

This is a good day for reviewing projects and endeavors in your life with an eye on what may need improvement, dear Gemini. It’s not a good time for all-new beginnings for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is a Solar Eclipse occurring tomorrow that’s set to redirect you along a new path. New energy is coming your way with this eclipse, which can boost your motivation and possibly turn your attention to exciting endeavors. You may want to keep a check on your communications today, particularly with a tendency to say too much or to come to conclusions too quickly. You may come up with interesting ideas, but the discipline to follow through on them may be lacking. That’s just fine for now – it’s not the time to bank on things, anyhow, so stretch your mind and enjoy yourself as you do. Today is best for winding down and reflecting or laying things to rest.

 

Cancer

Cancer

Timing continues to be a little off, dear Cancer, and it’s not the best time to make final decisions today for a variety of astrological reasons, not the least of which is that a Solar Eclipse is occurring tomorrow. A Mercury-Jupiter aspect today can serve to emphasize the differences between you and people in your life, even if these differences don’t bother you on another day. Watch for unnecessary tension. This is a good day for reviewing financial records or money-making ventures for problems, but not ideal for starting something new. Review recent developments. Consider ways to improve your finances and sense of security, as these are active areas of focus in the coming weeks. Take steps to wind down, relax, and reflect as much as possible today.

 

Leo

Leo

With a Balsamic Moon today, dear Leo, it’s best that we wind down or turn inward for answers. For you, it’s a particularly good idea to take stock since tomorrow’s New Moon is a Solar Eclipse in your sign. As with any new beginning, your attitude going into this cycle can help shape the months ahead. Be aware that you are not at your decision-making best today, and aim to reflect, review, and reconsider. Avoid giving in to negative thinking or succumbing to a Mercury-Jupiter square influence that tends to exaggeration or making too much of a matter. These things only serve to interfere with your intuition. Clear your head so that you can take full advantage of the energy for a new beginning ahead of you.

 

 

Virgo

Virgo

Try to take the day slowly, dear Virgo, on this day before a Solar Eclipse. With current influences, it’s more than likely that you do not see the full picture – there’s more information to come. Tomorrow’s eclipse can bring on a new development of a private matter or the need for more rest and some seclusion. With a Balsamic Moon today, appropriate activities involve reflecting on the past and tying up loose ends, while entirely new endeavors should be avoided. However, if you want to quit a bad habit or let go of something more easily than you might under normal circumstances, then this is the time to do so. Keep in mind that people around you may be making mountains out of molehills or they could be promising more than they can eventually fulfill. Rest, reflect, and simplify, and keep expectations in check for best results now.

 

Libra

Libra

Today is good for slowing down, dear Libra, although current influences tend to wind you up mentally. Avoid jumping to conclusions and jumping into action since your interests are likely to change after tomorrow’s game-changing Solar Eclipse. You’re moving in a new direction on a social level with this new beginning, but you may not have all the information you need to make big decisions for now. With today’s Balsamic Moon, it’s better to focus on tying up loose ends, putting a bad habit behind you, or reflecting on recent events. You might envision what you’d like to accomplish or what you see for yourself related to networking, your place in the community, and friendships. Try not to give in to the temptation to make a quick decision without knowing enough of the necessary information. Focus instead on letting go and clearing your head so that you can more easily access your intuition.

 

Scorpio

Scorpio

With a Mercury-Jupiter square today, dear Scorpio, it’s important to avoid speaking too soon (or too much) on a matter. This aspect ties in with an eclipse that is to occur early tomorrow, giving it more staying power, and you wouldn’t want to have something you haven’t put a lot of thought into to be a defining moment or to stick with you in the weeks ahead. Excesses in your personal life may be catching up with you, and today, it’s best to consider letting something go rather than taking on something new. Since it’s a Balsamic Moon today and the New Moon Solar Eclipse occurring tomorrow is career-related or is about your long-term plans and ambitions, you may want to reflect on recent events and consider how you want these things to play out. Envisioning your goals makes sense now. You’re in an excellent position to quit a bad habit or attitude, as well as to let go of thoughts and feelings that haven’t been serving you well. Today, avoid noisy distractions that take you away from your intuition.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

There is a Solar eclipse tomorrow, dear Sagittarius, and it’s part of a set that’s encouraging you to communicate in ways that serve you well and to find your path with studies and personal interests. Today’s Moon is Balsamic, and it’s ideally spent relaxing, reflecting, and winding down. Even so, a Mercury-Jupiter influence, also active now, can have a stimulating effect, so you may have to consciously work on letting go, simplifying, and tuning out distractions. If you find yourself over-stimulated, take steps to reduce stress. Watch also for misinformation, as it’s more likely to circulate now. Tomorrow’s eclipse is likely to stir motivation and ambition. For now, reflection is in order. You might consider now what’s best to leave behind you as if you were packing for a new journey and you can only bring so much. These can be self-limiting attitudes or situations and projects that hold you back from growing.

 

Capricorn

Capricorn

The Moon is Balsamic today, dear Capricorn, making it a good idea to reflect, detox, rest, and tie up loose ends. The focus should be on letting go and simplifying rather than winding yourself up since tomorrow’s New Moon Solar Eclipse will begin a new cycle for you. If there is a bad habit you’d like to let go of, it may be easier to do so now. Tomorrow’s eclipse is likely to bring a change of focus or new information into your life. Today, keep in mind that there is a tendency to be unduly critical one minute, and so optimistic that it borders on carelessness the next. While you may have lots of ideas now, it’s not a good time to make your move, especially if it involves making an announcement. Information just isn’t complete at this time. Rein things in as much as possible, as simplifying now seems to be the best answer to problems.

 

Aquarius

Aquarius

With a Solar Eclipse tomorrow and a Mercury-Jupiter influence in effect, dear Aquarius, take steps to avoid rushing through paperwork and conversations. You are seeking new ideas and experiences rather than the tired, old ones, but you could be easily distracted from your priorities. Today is best used for reflection on recent events than for innovating or beginning something brand new. You might try to get in touch with what you’d like to change or adjust that will move you, or a key relationship, forward. The eclipse is relationship-focused for you, and understanding your needs and current situation will go a long way towards making the right moves. In all likelihood, you’ll be pulled in an entirely new direction and towards a new perspective with tomorrow’s eclipse, but clearing your head now can help you make strong decisions later.

 

Pisces

Pisces

With today’s aspects, people may seem to swing between unrealistic optimism and just as wild pessimism, dear Pisces, when they’re better off in moderate territory. The truth is somewhere between, and you’ll probably find it by going within. With a Balsamic Moon today, it’s an ideal time for letting go of those things that you no longer need, or that you can’t hold on to, and tuning into your intuition will help you greatly along these lines. The trick will be to tune out distractions. Think about what kind of improvements can be made with your daily life, routines, health, and work after the powerful energy of the New Moon Solar Eclipse that will occur tomorrow morning. With this coming eclipse, it’s time for breathing new life into stale routines. Today, make a special effort to wind things down and process recent events rather than push for new beginnings.

 

 

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If You Were Born Today, August 9:

Happy birthday, dear August!

If You Were Born Today, August 9

Although your personality is restless, you are at your best when meeting your responsibilities and filling commitments. Self-esteem plummets otherwise. You are hard-working, likable, dependable, and achievement-oriented. Some of you are overachievers. You might often find yourself in the position of managing and taking care of others. You have a very responsible streak and might stay in difficult situations longer than most as a result – watch for over-committing yourself. Because pride and protectiveness can keep you from sharing your worries and concerns with people closest to you, it can be very important for you to find a confidante so that you can share some of your burdens. Making more time for pleasure is also essential to your success. In close relationships, control or imbalance can be issues, but relationships get much better later in life. You are deeply loving and have strong personal magnetism. Famous people born today: Whitney Houston, Gillian Anderson, Melanie Griffith, Audrey Tautou, Anna Kendrick, Eric Bana, Sam Elliott.

Your Birthday Year Forecast

The Moon is in its Balsamic phase in your Solar Return chart, marking this year the end of an important cycle, or stage of growth, in your life. You take more down time than usual, and this is natural, even good for you. This is a year when you are likely closing important projects or “chapters” in your life. This is an important year for reorienting yourself – discovering what you want, and identifying what you need to do in order to move forward more positively.

The year ahead is likely to be especially busy. At times, you may feel like the pace of your life is running ahead of you! You can be especially productive, however, in all types of communications–writing, speaking, learning, teaching, and so forth. There can be a stronger focus on past performance.

You have Jupiter transiting in harmony to your Sun from January forward. Under this influence, you have a stronger than usual desire to improve, grow, and learn. This is a fortunate aspect that helps boost optimism and confidence, and you are able to attract fortunate circumstances into your life as a result. Problems are easier to resolve. Matters related to universities, higher education, organized religion, publishing, legal affairs, and foreign interests can be especially strong. It’s a favorable time to further your education, travel, or otherwise expand your personal horizons. You are likely to enjoy a larger perspective on matters that keeps you from getting lost in details or overly frustrated by everyday stresses.

This can be a year in which you are building faith and confidence in your personality, skills, and talents. You can experience a stronger desire to seek out meaning, wisdom, and mental stimulation in your life during this period. Others might frequently turn to you for guidance. In fact, they may see the wisdom in your ways more clearly.

You are especially creative and expressive during this period, and you succeed most in fields or areas that allow you to make something beautiful, attractive, and/or entertaining. Personal magnetism is excellent at this time. This is a good period for creative projects and joining with others in the pursuit of a common goal.

Energy fluctuates this year, however. If you aren’t too rash or impulsive, you might be able to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward.

As well, getting serious about love or money (or both) can be a theme this year. Money may be tight, or the need to buckle down with your finances may be necessary. You may have an increased awareness of your limits. The responsibilities of partnership are magnified this year. You are likely to be more earnest on a romantic level. An existing relationship may become more serious, or you may form a new partnership with a serious or older person.

You might also watch for a tendency to overstate and to neglect important details when making plans. You may have so very many ideas that you end up implementing none if you’re not careful! You are likely to have increased opportunities for travel and/or new learning experiences.

Idealistic and humanitarian goals or impulses surface this year. Making connections with others from different backgrounds may figure strongly. Widening your mind through unusual or different experiences can be part of the picture. You more easily make personal sacrifices for what you believe to be the greater good this year.

There can be a pleasant sense that you’re moving forward and growing this year, but you’re also likely to be putting a major project behind you. Your creativity is stimulated in addition to your excitability and your need for freedom. It is easier than ever to express your individuality in a manner that is true to you. In certain areas of your life, you’re inclined to rock the boat this year so that you can break free from a limiting situation. Be mindful when/if making sweeping changes. Personal magnetism is strong, although there can be some feelings of restriction in a key relationship or with money matters at times.

 

2018 is a Number One year for you. Ruled by the Sun. This is a year of action. The seeds you plant now, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you are busier than ever and you focus on your activities and your needs. Still, you are outgoing and your initiative is stronger than ever. Advice – Stand alone, take action, start fresh, express independence.

2019 will be a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is less active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract both things and people. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect.

 

 

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, August 9th

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, August 9th

 

Aries

Aries

There’s a real pull towards enjoying home or family today, dear Aries. Relationships and outside obligations including career matters can tug at you despite this, and in fact, you can be particularly sensitive to criticism, or you could feel some disappointment with a person/project in your life. Alternatively, you can be quite content with your lot in life, but delays or blocks seem to be in your way. Venus in your partnership sector is forming challenging aspects which can ultimately show you what needs work in your life. Although you’re in a generally strong period for relationships, today, others may not be as receptive as you’d like. While it’s appropriate to rethink things to some degree today, over-analyzing emotions and especially what others might be feeling can only lead to unnecessary stress. If people are blocking or opposing you, you may very well come to a better understanding of your values, needs, and wants through the conflict.

Taurus

Taurus

Your ruler, Venus, is currently transiting your work and health sector, dear Taurus, and is challenged here today. As such, you may feel exhausted or overwhelmed. Keep in mind that if you put off your hardest task to the end, it keeps your mind in a state of dread, so you might decide to reverse this by tackling what you’ve been putting off first to get it out of sight and out of mind. Love matters can be a little delicate today, too, if you feel underappreciated. If you’ve been investing too much of your energy into something that’s just not giving back enough, then you’ll feel the need to make changes now. Today’s influences are challenging but also good for seeing where improvements would help work and business. Conflicts or blocks may get you to a place of greater understanding of your commitment to self-care, health, or work. Resolve to take a lesson from experiences encountered now, even if criticism or poor reviews surface.

 

Gemini

Gemini

There can be some disconnects today, dear Gemini, as Venus and Saturn reach a square aspect. Venus is currently in a very favorable position relative to your sign, but there can be some tensions today, and you can find yourself wrestling with expectations and perceptions in your relationships or with finances. There could be feelings of being excluded, for example. Take extra breaks or rest periods if possible today. These may help you understand what you want, which can be unclear. While this influence is known for undesirable results, in fact, Venus-Saturn can sometimes produce a result that we once wanted, but that fails to satisfy as we imagined. With this influence, persistence and patience will one day be rewarded, so aim to work on weak areas, since you can see them more clearly than ever today! Fixing problems now can help smooth the way for future successes.

 

Cancer

Cancer

Saturn is reminding you to take responsibility for your relationships these days, but today, interactions can be tricky as Venus in your home and family sector forms a challenging square aspect with Saturn. Strides you’re making with a family connection could be the cause of frustration for someone else who may be vying for your attention, or you might be pulled in different directions. Responsibilities tend to feel more cumbersome than usual, which can affect how you perceive things now. A bit of emotional distance in a relationship is likely to be very temporary, and possibly beneficial as ups and downs can remind you of who or what you value. You may discover that you need more time for yourself now. Aim to be kind to yourself and try to create your own happiness while avoiding the tendency to seek it from others. With the Moon in your sign all day, you’re more inclined to take things personally, but this Moon transit also inclines you to bounce back quickly!

Leo

Leo

A Venus-Saturn hard aspect today tends to bring your attention to realistic factors and details, dear Leo, whether you want to see them or not! Getting your message across well or kindly may be difficult, not only because Mercury is retrograde in your sign, but also because of this Saturnine influence on Venus in your communications sector. Others may seem distant or critical. Alternatively, it may be that you’re feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities that are delaying your satisfaction elsewhere. Days like these are good for finding your own way, making yourself happy instead of relying on others or circumstances, and getting things done, even if it’s annoying initially. There can be some sensitivity to social interactions and communications, but be careful not to read too much into what others may be saying. Mind you, there may be some good that comes out of feedback, even if it’s not all accurate, and it’s a good idea to extract any helpful tidbits now.

Virgo

Virgo

Concerns about your resources or relationships can lead to a cautious approach today, dear Virgo. You are more sensitive to imbalances now with Venus in your resources sector in challenging aspect to Saturn. On a creative level, you may be struggling with confidence or time constraints, or a small disappointment cools your feelings about something. Motivation may be up and down, or if it’s up, delays and obstacles may be blocking your desires. It can be difficult knowing whether you need comfort and familiarity, or excitement. Make adjustments or take a break instead of giving up entirely, since these feelings and blocks are temporary. Keep in mind, too, that delays or slowdowns (and they’re more frequent this month, in general) may very well lead to beneficial edits and rethinks. Pay attention to what might trigger frustrations or fears, as this is what you will need to focus on building up to move forward.

 

Libra

Libra

Relationships can be challenging today, dear Libra, and your needs may not be matching with (or met by) others in your life. Venus is in tricky aspect with other planets today, and you could find others unresponsive or critical, or circumstances and responsibilities blocking your desires. Obligations can weigh you down, and these may involve home or family duties. If you’re questioning what you value and love, consider that it may be a necessary and ultimately helpful process since this means you are taking the time for self-understanding. Don’t overlook opportunities to make adjustments and changes. Through challenges with others today and this week, you may very well make a discovery of a need or fear that you hadn’t acknowledged in yourself. You are learning more about yourself through your relationships, and it’s crucial that you take this opportunity to learn and grow or heal. Pulling yourself back or cooling off may do you good right now.

 

Scorpio

Scorpio

You may feel blocked or restricted today, dear Scorpio, or there can be a block in the natural flow of communications or transportation that leads to frustrating situations. Delays and blocks are possible now as Venus and Saturn form a square aspect. Your desire to unwind and relax is stronger now, but may be challenged today. Feeling a little off is likely temporary, and in fact, may be a reminder to find a better work-life balance. Flaws are glaring under these conditions, but this can help motivate you to tidy up in certain areas of your life to strengthen them against future tensions. You may also decide that you need to work on restoring your body and spirit so that you feel less vulnerable and more able to bounce back from disappointments or criticism. With Venus in your privacy sector now, you are in need of some emotional space from time to time!

 

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Venus continues to face challenging aspects today, dear Sagittarius, not the least of which is a square to Saturn. This can indicate blocks to pleasure or some disconnects breaking up the flow of our interactions. Challenges can appear that remind you to tone things down just enough to get yourself back on solid ground if you’ve gone off-path. Concern for future security ultimately helps you to focus on managing your affairs more efficiently, and that’s what Saturn’s long-term transit of your resources sector is all about. Particular attention to practical matters can go a long way towards improved well-being. If others are not responding as you’d like, this can be a chance to reflect on recent events, get in better touch with your feelings, and rediscover just how independent you can be. If you face criticism now, as is frequently the case when Saturn is strong and challenged, it may very well be that there’s room for improvement, even if the claims are exaggerated! You might also come to a new understanding of what you need and want from others, especially your friendships.

 

Capricorn

Capricorn

You could find that people are not particularly sensitive or sympathetic to your situation today, dear Capricorn, with Venus in challenging aspect to Saturn in your sign. Even so, this is unlikely to leave you feeling down for long, and with the changes you make as a result of this distancing or short break, you may very well feel better off, ultimately. You may want to feel in charge now but could be dealing with the mistakes of others. You might alternatively notice your limits more than usual, and this breaks the natural flow of things. This is not something that should stop you in your tracks, but rather a temporary feeling that motivates you to strengthen weaker areas of your life. Feeling sorry for yourself can be therapeutic in short doses, beyond which you may be attracting negative energy. You are quick to pick yourself up, though, and this works in your favor.

 

Aquarius

Aquarius

Doing things that make you feel useful can be especially satisfying today with the Moon in your solar sixth house, dear Aquarius, and can distract you from strained social relationships, although it’s also vital to examine feelings that emerge now. Today’s Venus-Saturn square stands out among other challenging aspects and can lead to claustrophobic feelings or a sense that people or circumstances are limiting you. You may even be wrestling with your own doubts or feelings of guilt today, alternatively. Feeling just a little out of sync with others may only be a healthy measure of reserve. If you resolve to learn from frustrating circumstances today, you’ll put yourself in a favorable position, as Saturn conflicts offer us a lesson that requires a bit of humility. Find ways to relax and take some emotional space if you feel the need for it. It’s important to look within for motivation and inspiration since you’re in charge of your own happiness, and fully equipped to entertain yourself!

Pisces

Pisces

Venus in your intimacy sector craves closeness, dear Pisces, but is clashing with other planets now, not the least of which is stern Saturn, and you may feel blocked from gaining what you want. Through a letdown or delay, you may very well learn more about what you do need, want, or desire through a step back and a chance to observe. Rethink goals and needs today for best results, and tend to responsibilities that need your attention. Detaching yourself from others just for a short while can be a valuable exercise at times like these. You could find yourself spending more time fixing problems than enjoying yourself today, but consider that this can clear the path for future successes.

 

 

 

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Solar Eclipses and Lunar Eclipses

Solar Eclipses and Lunar Eclipses

What’s the difference between a Solar Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse?


Eclipses are pretty major events, especially in Astrology. But not everyone understands the difference between a Solar Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse — not to mention how they affect your life! So let’s start with the basic science: A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, and a Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun.

 

Solar Eclipses

With a Solar Eclipse, which can only happen at the New Moon, the Moon moves between Earth and the Sun, either fully or partially blocking the Sun from our view on Earth, for a matter of minutes. In Astrology, the darkness associated with a Solar Eclipse also casts a shadow on our lives. Solar Eclipses — because they happen at the New Moon — are about taking care of unfinished personal business, getting honest with yourself, and planting seeds for the future.

 

Lunar Eclipses

With a Lunar Eclipse, which can only occur at a Full Moon, the shadow of the Earth is cast on the Moon. This happens when the Sun and the Moon are opposite each other, with the Earth passing between, blocking the light of the Sun from reaching the Moon. During a Lunar Eclipse, which can last a few hours, the Moon will appear slightly orange or red. Just like its softer visual appearance, the Lunar Eclipse has a softer astrological effect on us, too. A Lunar Eclipse is a bit less intense. It’s about letting go of the past — old fears, habits, situations, and feelings — so you can feel light enough to move forward.

Both Solar and Lunar Eclipses are potent events that can spur major personal growth. Every year, there will be at least four eclipses — two Solar and two Lunar — but, while very rare, there can be as many as seven eclipses in a single year!

 

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Solar Eclipse in Leo Horoscopes (August 11)

Solar Eclipse in Leo Horoscopes

Read your sign’s horoscope for August’s Solar Eclipse in Leo


On August 11, 2018, eclipse season comes to a riveting finale with a Solar Eclipse in Leo. As with the nature of a Solar Eclipse and the nature of Leo, we can expect changes and opportunities spanning themes associated with authenticity, leadership, creative talent, and following our hearts. With communicative Mercury retrograde in Leo and growth-oriented Jupiter in Scorpio being tied in with this eclipse, a big part of moving forward may mean adopting a new perspective, worldview, or belief system while letting go of the thinking that limits us or holds us back. In other words, it’s time for us to stop rehashing the past and commit to creating a future we want. The Solar Eclipse in bold and fiery Leo will light the way.

Read your horoscope below to find out what this Solar Eclipse means for you.

 

Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)

Sometimes it’s not about being the best or the brightest in the room. Sometimes it’s just about being you. Well, oftentimes that’s what it’s about — being yourself. This eclipse will be a reminder for you; pushing you to embrace all facets of yourself regardless of who’s watching or validating you. Still, in terms of your creative talents, you’ll find yourself in high demand and in the spotlight. Go forth and shine. Meanwhile when it comes to your love life, a new romance is on the horizon, while for some Aries, it could mean taking a casual connection into deeper territory. Your heart will guide you forward. Take some time to slow down and hear what it says.

 

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

Home and hearth take center stage for you at this eclipse, which could bring a family relationship into focus, especially if it’s a strained one. You could get the opportunity to heal or repair this relationship, making amends and leaving the past where it belongs. On the flipside, you could have a realization about someone in your family that may encourage you to break free of the toxic tie. And speaking of family, some Taureans may be working on starting one or adding to it. For those of you looking to move or relocate, this eclipse could literally open up some new doors for you. Upgrading your living space with a redecorating project could also be sweet.

 

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)

Change your thinking and change your world. This seems to be one of the most important messages that this eclipse is sending you this month. As the zodiac sign associated with thought and communication, what you say and think carries weight. That’s why it’s crucial that you work on shifting your perspective, especially if you’ve been focused on the negative more than the positive as of late. On another note, you could be presented with the opportunity to bring your voice, message, or body of work to a wider audience through journalism, media, or education. Better get your promo materials in order as people will be wanting to know more about you and what you do.

 

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)

It’s all about the money for you thanks to this eclipse lighting up your financial zone. As a result, you could be offered a job opportunity or the chance to make more cash based on both your skills and your talent. However, since your financial zone is also connected to self-worth, your lesson under this eclipse will be learning the value of getting your proper due and refusing to settle or sell yourself short. You deserve to thrive and taking anything that comes your way won’t help you to do that. Meanwhile, if your spending has been all over the place, you’ll also be pushed to develop better money management skills. Abundance is yours.

 

Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

As if this year didn’t already bring you enough twists and turns (some that helped you to level-up), there are more surprises coming your way. But don’t worry, eclipses are designed to help you not hinder you, and under this eclipse you’re due for your next glow up. Part of this transformation means leaving behind the past, which includes old wounds, resentments, and negative thinking — especially when it comes to how you see yourself. Know that there won’t be any room for self-doubt as the cosmos pushes you to take your rightful place on the throne. Authenticity, along with the courage to move forward, will be all that’s needed. Believe in you. You’re a star.&

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Have faith, Virgo. While you fancy yourself to be a “just the facts” kind of person, giving reverence to the things that you can see, touch, and hear, you can sometimes disconnect yourself from your ability to dream or believe in something bigger — something that extends beyond what’s in front of you. Under this eclipse, you’re reminded that things are working on your behalf even if you don’t yet have tangible proof that they are. You might even consider building a spiritual practice for yourself that helps you with building faith and strengthening your connection to the divine. That way, when things don’t go according to plan, it won’t feel like a nuclear fallout.

 

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Isn’t it time that your friends list went under some renovations? If you want to get ahead and see some of your biggest dreams come true, now’s the time to start making friends with the people that can help you get there. With the help of this eclipse, you shouldn’t have too much trouble as folks will be coming to you. Meanwhile, if there’s a friendship or a group of friends in your life that don’t make you feel as special as you are, this eclipse will also push you to find and connect with others who are more in alignment with the person you are, as well as the person you’re becoming.

 

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Your career and ambitions come to the forefront under this eclipse as you could be on the receiving end of a promotion or an opportunity that brings you both clout and prestige. The sky’s the limit with this one, but you’ll have to make sure you’re clear on the direction you want to take as the opportunities coming your way will be pushing you toward a place of fulfillment. In other words, this in not necessarily about just being on top, but being happy while you’re there, too. Meanwhile, there’s no need to try to be anything you’re not in order to impress or win over others. Just be the best version of you. The right people will notice.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Adventure awaits you and this eclipse will help you find it. You may have been lying low for the better part of this year and you may be feeling a bit more gun-shy or apprehensive than usual when it comes to following your heart and chasing your dreams. Now, you’re being encouraged to tap back into that part of yourself that wouldn’t hesitate to take a risk. As part of this new adventure; you could travel, teach, or study abroad, decide to return to school, or begin that memoir you’ve been wanting to write. This eclipse will also push you to let go of outdated and limiting ways of thinking. Free yourself, Sag!

 

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Empowerment and security are the biggest themes you’ll be learning about under this eclipse, and your first lesson will cover the importance of controlling what you can so you’re not giving too much attention to the things you can’t. By giving up control, you’re putting yourself in a more empowered place as you’ll know that everything is working out as it should, even during a challenging time. In matters of the heart, this eclipse could bring you a romantic connection that touches your heart in ways you didn’t think possible. Meanwhile, in terms of your money, you could receive an approval for a loan or some extra cash that can help you with building a more solid foundation.

 

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

This eclipse highlights partnership for you, both professional and romantic. As such, you could be presented with an opportunity to team up with someone that could help you build your business, your reputation, or your portfolio. However, know that you may get more than a few opportunities for this kind of business partnership, so you can take your time figuring out which is best for you. In terms of love and relationships, you could meet someone with commitment potential if single, while coupled Aquarians may take their relationships to the next stage. While you value your independence, being part of a team is just as valuable, too. Be open and receptive to love.

 

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Your health and well-being are in the spotlight for you under this eclipse, which makes it the perfect time to check in with your medical or holistic care provider to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. You might even be motivated to switch up some of your habits that include the way you sleep, eat, and work. If you’ve been on an erratic schedule, this eclipse will highlight the need for a more regimented schedule so you’re not stressing yourself out by doing things at the last minute and can have more energy and time to do the things you need to do. If you’ve been looking for work, this eclipse could bring you a promising opportunity.

 

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Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for Thursday, August 9

Your Cosmic Calendar for August 9

 

After a 72-hour blitzkrieg of universal temper tantrums directed at Spaceship Earth, the skies are still not ready to return to a semblance of normalcy. Unsettled conditions outweigh a path to serenity as a 16 hour void lunar zone in Cancer begins at 4:22am during the monthly moon-Pluto polarity and continues until Leo moon begins at 9:19pm. A quartet of planetary-pair outlaws forms a nemesis gang composed of Venus-Uranus (4:58am), sun-Chiron (6:00am), Mercury-Neptune (2:30pm), and Venus-Saturn (6:35pm). While you are scrambling to maintain a good outlook on life, a hopeful light shines a beacon of self-confidence as Mercury unites with knowledge-wisdom keeper Pallas at 17 degrees of Leo (6:28am). Whether this isolated favorable alignment can neutralize the disagreeable sky cycles is up to your spiritual awareness and ingenuity.

[Note to readers: All times are now calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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