Julie Simmons’ Sun Sign Predictions – August/September 2019
August might be the month of most fun but this year there is a catch, at least from the 1st – 17th: All actions have consequences and on the 2nd and 16th you’re expected to pay. Friends who love you are supportive from the 14th – 16th. Avoid the ones who don’t love you. Summer’s over on the 18th but that’s okay if you love your work. If not, put some thought in to how you might make a change. No need for action until after the 30th. Threaded through the month are flashes of creativity and wisdom: On the 1st, 7th, 15th and 21st. Be inspired, no matter what the circumstance.
Probably you prefer leaping from tall buildings to dealing with the details of everyday living. September challenges you to integrate extremes. Stick with the program from the 1st – 9th even if annoys you. Bite your tongue before giving in to gossip between the 10th – 22nd. Every seed you sow will bear some kind of fruit. Focus on relationship and responsibility from 23rd – 27th. Commitments matter. Don’t promise what you can’t deliver. Social high points return after the 28th.
You might enjoy a ‘staycation’ this August rather than a vacation. Consider the art and culture of your local surround, not to mention the eco benefits of staying put. Unpredictable upsets require adaptation to change. Think and act outside your comfort zone, especially between the 2nd – 16th. Innate, common-sense wisdom gets you through, especially from the 14th – 16th. Passion and creativity overtake continuing disruptions on the 18th to 21st. The expression of love hits the mark between the 23rd and 29th and calls forth new ways of expression in love, art and business from the 30th.
Walking your talk has never mattered more. You do it well on behalf of others, at least until the 19th of September. Avoid the righteously indignant on the 2nd – 21st. To be painted with their brush distorts your intentions. Revamp your dreams on the 4th – 21st. Don’t expect friends to help. Your dreams belong to you alone at this time. Figure out what’s worth your effort between the 23rd and 27th. Shift happens and you’ll be ready to launch from the 28th.
August is an uneasy month if you insist that others fix things for you. Cultivate your abilities as a poet or a comic. Work on your projects and don’t be daunted. Many great artists are misunderstood at first, even to the end. If you wake in the night with a good idea, write it down on the 2nd, 16th, 26th and 28th. Withdraw from the rat race on the 4th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 21st, 22nd, 24th and 25th. The actual validation of your effort may not show up until next month. So be it.
Family matters. Nobody triggers you like somebody you grew up with, except perhaps someone you live with who reminds you of them. Secrets are revealed between September 1st and 15th. Some are about you, others show you causes and conditions at work on and in others. All of it reveals some harsh and bitter truths about relationships that are softened if you don’t bite the hook, which is, of course your conditioned reactivity. Fear is the door to transformation, and creativity allows you to engage these powerful energies starting on the 23rd. Express yourself through your chosen creative medium between the 24th and 27th.
We squander the moment with regret for our investment in the ‘wrong’ thing, person, or ideal. Better to see if there is something to learn even as we bless our ‘miss takes’ with forgiveness. Practice this from August 1st – 8th. Stand for justice from the 9th – 14th. It matters in a world so topsy-turvy with massive injustice. You never know what effect you might have. Lead with hard-earned wisdom from the 15th – 17th. It’s a form of caring. Money comes as fast as it goes between the 20th – 22nd. Passion for a belief is carried on your words and inspires others from the 23rd – 28th. Give freely. Recognition comes after the 30th.
Observe yourself and your reactions in relationship rather than the other person. Write a story, a letter, a message in a bottle on September 1st – 6th. Tell us what’s on your mind. No excuses about being too busy even though you are. The world careens from one crisis to and through another. Your particular place requires that you shelter those you can, even as you stay connected to your feelings. Crazy busy from 7th through 12th and again on the 18th through the 22nd. Give yourself a rest between 23rd and 27th. Reengage with vigour after that.
There is no point in being mindful if you are not embodied. Presence is the key to success. What happens when it’s lacking is obvious August 1st through 4th. Everything goes your way between the 6th and 12th. Doubt is a useful tool between the 13th and 17th, encouraging you to work smart and avoid time wasters. From the 18th to the 23rd focus on your income. This requires effort, intention, and commitment, whether you are a farmer, magician, professor, or politician. Let passion guide you to right effort from the 24th to 28th, after which time you are ready to succeed in all you do.
Earth puts out fire and there is more earth than fire in the heavens at the moment. Use it to figure out what you want. This could equate with shopping, but from September 1st to the 8th it’s okay to purchase health products but watch out for impulsive spending. All that glitters is deceptive. A powerful and undermining judgment comes to or from you between the 10th and the 15th. Deflect it by touching the love that lives always in your heart. Earth energies begin to diminish after the 23rd. You are lifted by the breezes of easier communication. There is a back-to-school feeling from the 28th. What do you want to learn?
August is a month of adjustments that can, should, and must be made. You who are so wise in the ways of creative adaptation should apply yourself on August 1st – 11th. Everyone has something that bugs them; don’t let it inhibit your process. Love who you love from the 11th through 16th but don’t expect ease. Make effort where required. Between the 18th and 24th you come into your own. This is yours to explore. Let the mistakes of those who came before help you discern what you do and don’t want. The outrageous suffering of others catapults you into action between 26th and 31st; best engaged fully after the 30th.
The world could be your oyster at the moment, full of energy and supported by those who believe in your creativity. But there is always the irritant that creates the pearl. For you it comes from your family. They don’t quite approve of you, and your significant other isn’t much support. Be on the lookout for criticism coming to or from you at these times: September 2nd to the 4th, 8th to the 14th, and on the 21st. Even so, these challenges are the grain of sand that creates the friction that manifests the pearl. By the 23rd, the landscape shifts and what matters most is that you know what you want.
Look how well you do in the face of adversity. August requires adjustment between aspiration and domestic life. It’s a both/and time. Avoid expressions of anger from the 1st – 14th by studying what frustrates you. The aim is integration. It’s party time on the 14th – 15th even as you remember that actions have consequences. The sense of being caught in a web made of past actions is eased through spiritual practice between the 18th and 25th. Acknowledge the demands of others with kindness from the 25th – 30th.
There are so many things you cannot control you might as well learn the Big Lesson: It’s only your reaction that matters. Be aware of this until the 16th even as you restrain yourself from saying what might be better unsaid. After the 23rd you step more easily into the present. Explore and enjoy it as if it’s a new country until the 28th. Then live into it with all your abundant cardinal Libra energies.
Your best is made better when you take care with how you communicate. Empower yourself through communication from August 1st – 14th. A moment of pure excellence between the 14th and 16th is followed by an invitation to dive into a rich, demanding social life from 17th – 25th. It’s easier if you have an encouraging partner but don’t get hung up on this. Everyone you meet is your partner for the moment of meeting, especially between the 26th – 29th. Make strong intention toward your truest aspirations on the 30th. Then forge ahead.
Cultivate worthwhile ideas for yourself and others because opportunity is everywhere from the 1st – 6th. Be discriminating on the 2nd, 6th, and again on the 8th – 12th. Honour the bittersweet sense of summer’s end on the 14th and 23rd. Trust a friend who knows a con when they see one on the 18th – 23rd. Protecting your investments is a good thing. Listen to the still, small voice from 24th to 28th.
This is possibly the best and worst time of your life. Practice accepting it all because that’s just how it is. Wisdom teachings are everywhere from August 1st – 11th if you have eyes to see or ears to hear. If not, it just seems like everything is a hustle. Adjust your perception from the 12th – 16th when you understand that humans are always making gold from straw. Ambition rises on the 18th through the 24th. Your best efforts come from love combined with service. To be helpful liberates your stuck places between the 24th and 29th. Once you see the merit in this, set your intention and continue along your path from the 30th.
It’s time to strive for excellence in your chosen profession, whatever it takes. Work hard for what you value. The harder you try the more is expected. Goodness is found in the quality of your efforts, not quantity. Whether you are your own boss or work for someone else, how you do it makes all the difference, especially from the 18th to 22nd. Honour the changing season with friends, even the ones who are having a hard time from the 23rd – 27th. A brighter perspective returns after the 28th.
We comfort ourselves with the thought that things happen for a reason. Maybe this kind of thinking makes us feel punished when things are hard and cherished when they are good. The randomness of events is your teacher in August. Learn all you can as you dodge circumstances and are saved, time and again, by synchronicities you don’t control. The world is full of magic: Positive and negative, like electricity and magnets. Wisdom and adventure move in on the 18th. By the 30th make strong intention regarding your life purpose: For now or forever.
The past seems closer than the present sometimes. Make art or wisdom from memories Sept. 1st through 6th. Keep going with this process if it seems authentic. Pay no mind to the nagging voices that tell you you’re not good enough from the 7th – 16th. These thoughts are connected to a reflex meant to remind us to check the stove before we go out rather than to crush creativity. The equinox on the 23rd pulls you toward ambition. Take a deep pause from the 17th to 28th. Dream of possibilities. Be ready to jump right in on the 29th.
Aquarians make art to show people another way to see things. It’s serious business but they can get stuck inside their own box. Between August 1st – 6th find the intersection of expression and purpose. Reach out to friends and groups for encouragement or just to lighten up from the 9th – 14th. And from the 15th – 17th look up at the celebratory full moon, shining on relationships. The great mysteries of love, loss, and liberation find their way to you between the 18th – 29th. Be humble, respect the mystery.
Let go where letting go is called for and step into new realities that call between Sept. 1st and 15th. Don’t just accept the judgments of friends or associates on the 2nd, 6th, 8th and 12th. Be discriminating before jumping onto someone else’s bandwagon. Hold off on expensive purchases until after the 24th. From the 28th the world seems a place where you, too belong. Embrace the chaos.
There’s never enough time. It takes mind altering magic to get everything done. The overload of messages, messaging, and the expectation that you’re on top if it is strong and frustrating until August 16th, unless you use your magic and create space where it appears there is none, especially from the 8th – 14th. A lucid dream shakes and wakes you between the 15th – 17th. Helpers arrive wanting to boss you around in the name of service. Their good intentions may seem like the road to perdition, but you sort it out after the 30th.
We learn a lot about who we are by our reactions. Pay attention September 1st – 5th. Irritability can be transformed into wisdom and compassion by you alone from the 6th – 16th. If life is a dream, knowing as much makes it all the better. Gratitude and presence are keys to help you awaken inside the dream. Avoid politics between the 23rd and 28th. Let simple and profound beauty from art or nature open your heart and warm your soul from 29th.
About the Author
Julie Simmons is a practicing astrologer in Toronto. She would like you to understand that Sun Sign astrology has its strengths and its weaknesses. Take it lightly; use it as you will. For consultations call (416) 424-3079. Visit www.juliesimmons.ca