This month’s Oracle Horoscopes (formerly Lenormand Horoscopes) are brought to you by the Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer.
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WATERFALL / Effortless
As an Aries, you are used to taking the initiative and charging forward with high energy. However, there is some area of your life right now where this is much harder than it usually is. The Waterfall asks you to notice how water naturally flows from higher to lower ground, finding its way to the ocean. Graceful and powerful, the Waterfall flows effortlessly around that which may try to block or delay her progress. There is a situation in your life that you need to approach with grace and awareness and fluidity. Don’t struggle or force. Simply go with the flow.
SUMMER SOLSTICE / Radiance
The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, which was June 20 for 2016. In your case, Taurus, this card’s message of “Radiance” applies to you in August. Let the radiance of the sun inspire you to shine forth this month. Focus on appreciating everything you have that is good and right. Your capacity to love is greatly amplified right now, and the more love you give, the more returns to you. Let your smile light up the world around you.
RIVER / Movement
Gemini, this month gives you a chance to take advice from the River that flows steadily forward, moving easily around curves and rocks, sometimes gently and sometimes rapidly and intensely. Pay attention. Observe the flow. Do not try to force or fight compelling movement in your life right now. Instead, surrender to the movement of Life, watch for signs along the shore and in the river itself that offer you clues about the direction you are taking. Breathe, relax, know.
NEW MOON / Promise
How lovely to see your ruler, the Moon, on this card, Cancer. As you probably know, there is a New Moon every month, and this month it is August 2. This heralds a time of promise and renewal for you that carries through the entire month. Rely on your subconscious to identify something in your life that is going through a cycle right now. Make a commitment to follow the path that takes it to full realization. Align your will with the will of Spirit and focus on what you wish to have happen.
DANCE / Celebrate
Leo’s exuberance, enthusiasm, and optimism are well documented, and this month provides many opportunities for you to exhibit those qualities. August is filled with community and family celebrations where you can readily express your joy and happiness – probably through physical movement (Dance!) Even if you are alone, put on the music, sing, dance, make up a new song about what you most have to celebrate.
CEREMONY / Invocation
Virgo, this month you find special significance and pleasure in ceremony, in that which brings you back into intimacy with Spirit after a time of indifference, depression, life crisis, or some other manifestation of mental, emotional, or physical blockage. You need to do something “formal” this month, something in a special place, perhaps with objects sacred to you as talismans. Seek to heal, celebrate, or honor someone or something in your life with your actions. Your spirit guides are waiting to reconnect with you if you only ask.
DRAGONFLY / Emergence
This month you are ready to emerge into the next cycle of some area of your life, Libra. Rather than a gradual shift, as sometimes occurs, expect rapid, perhaps unexpected progress and movement. You may feel unprepared for this, but the fact is, you are prepared thanks to the experiences and wisdom you have accumulated up to now. Like the dragonfly, you are ready to shed yet a layer of illusions and defenses, gracefully moving into the next cycle.
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX / Release
Scorpio, it’s time to think seriously about something in your life that is no longer useful or needed as you move forward. Even though the actual Autumn Equinox does not occur until September 22, you are already feeling the effects of its energy. The month of August gives you time to conserve your energy, rest, and make some decisions about things you need to release, whether they are material possessions, relationships, or perhaps a job you no longer enjoy.
ANCESTORS / Generations
With the big-picture, broad philosophical tendencies of a Sagittarius, you have very little trouble thinking in terms of a lineage that stretches back hundreds and even thousands of years. Perhaps an interest in genealogy will be sparked this month, or you may discover connections to your ancestors that you didn’t know existed. Enjoy the opportunity to receive the spirits to whom you are related through your heredity, as well as those who lived before you on the land you currently occupy. What can you learn from them?
DNA / Karma
August promises to be an interesting month for you, Capricorn, one in which you become more aware and in tune with the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual elements you inherited from your biological parents. These days, it is possible to send your DNA to a lab and receive an analysis of your genetic makeup, including what countries or cultures your ancestors came from. You may not have the desire or funds to do that, but you can take time to explore the karmic components of the “soul patterns” that created you.
FAIRIES / Earth Magic
Fairies are said to have responsibility for plants and trees in our world, and in August they are encouraging you to connect more closely with the Earth. If you like to garden, the Fairies will help you demonstrate your care of surrounding vegetation. Increasing your connection to Earth can take the form of meditation or enjoyable activities in a garden or park as you seek to recognize each flower, tree, or shrub as a dear friend. You’ll receive the blessing of Earth Magic from the Fairies if you do.
CRYSTALS / Focus
How perfect for you, Pisces, is the amethyst crystal cave shown on this card. Amethyst is one of the birth stones linked with Pisces. As a Water sign, you’ll also appreciate the river flowing around the cave. Amethyst (and other types of quartz crystals) has been used for thousands of years in magic and healing, as well as for intensifying psychic capabilities. August offers you an opportunity to focus clearly on a project or subject that you need to address. Eliminate distractions, focus your undivided attention, and be fully present as you seek inner guidance.