The energy for August comes in the afternoon of the Saturday the 7th of August….
The Fire Monkey presents herself unapologetically. This August is regarded as a clash month which brings some instability to the energy, a little chaos which is monkeying around. The Metal element strengthened and particularly prominent for this month.
The Metal element governs the the lungs and respiratory organs and is asking you to stay vigilant and to further nourish and balance this element. The Fire Monkey is indicating that it’s still a time of rest, retreat and to go inward in order to allow yourself to process everything that is currently surrounding you, either in your family, community or globally.
You may find your regular routine has become even more inward and introverted, just know though that this is only temporary. Your Fire element may wane as we move further into August, this can feel the like your spark or passion is tired and drained. You’ve been working hard in all aspects of your life, of getting through this period and it may have taken it’s toll on your Yang levels and vitality. So ultimately, August will be providing the elements for you to meditate, rest and process.
It’s time to let go and to breathe.
You may also fall into grief, which is totally acceptable and normal. But don’t go too deep. Keep a nice strong routine, the stronger the routine the more you are actually able to let go of what is no longer needed or required.
The areas that are highlighted to tend to and nurture; is your Spirit, your heart energy and compassion. You may be witnessing lack of compassion surrounding you, more division and separation and difficulty in communication. You may also notice a lack of clarity, difficulty in expression and less fun. When we see things like this in astrology, it doesn’t mean they don’t exist for this month of August, it simply means that the elements do not support these aspects or ‘come naturally’ to events, and so, this is where you need to bring these things into your conscious state. You need to use your free will to activate these elements and support yourself for this month.
- So when you see division; change your mindset to ‘wholeness’.
- When you feel like everything is way too serious, do an activity that brings you joy.
- If you feel yourself slipping into a pattern of powerlessness, know that you are full of courage and strength.
On a physical level heart, circulation, nervous system and small intestines may become exhausted. So ultimately addressing high stress levels is a must for August.
One of the best elements to enhance for August is the Wood element, as this will nourish and nurture the Fire element. It has the ability to fan the fire and feed it’s flames of the heart, joy and kindness.
The Wood element asks you to detox, not only on a physical level, especially dietary (which will nourish your Metal lung element), but emotionally and mentally too. It’s time to recognise what it is you truly want in your life, your vision, and how you want to feel. If you’ve been feeding on the fear and it becomes too stressful, then detox from that for a while. Give yourself some space and eat your green veggies.
If you can get in amongst nature and plants, do some gardening, bring healthy foliage into your environment this will support your energy. And being creative and dynamic is a must to feed your spark again. Dancing, stretching and gymnastic type of movements will fuel your Wood element and bring in the fun and laughter.
And setting intentions, taking actions on your life goals, or deciding what it is you really want, will help to calm the Metal, strengthen your Fire and nourish your Earth.
Looking at the Monthly Flying stars you may notice that your focus is on finances. It seems that your finances will be used to access more aspects of your life which needs supporting right now. For example, health related appointments, bills, children or business which is all necessary and will help in the long run for future success.
Ensure that you don’t get caught up in arguments with people externally to you, who feel that they are trying to help you. There’s mixed energy here and you may feel that people are overstepping their boundaries in wanting to support you, so ensure you speak with compassion and use your healthy boundaries when you need too.
You may feel a little tension in your marriage or partnership, including and especially the matriarch of the family. Ensure you support yourself by not spending too much, eating well, sleeping and ensuring you are safe and heard within your relationship.
Children and your projects are supported and you may start to see the signs and possibilities of new projects going ahead. And children may be the focus of support and how they can be supported better in the future.
August may feel a little wobbly, depending also on your personal natal Chinese astrology, but by supporting yourself as mentioned above, you can find the strength and energy to enhance joy, have some fun and let go.
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