What a great word! Celebrate! It’s such a way to honor, praise, appreciate, or be thankful for someone or something that is very meaningful to you, me or many others.
I love celebrations. Let’s take the winter holiday season, for example. The decorations, the music, the food and the loving presence are all part of the celebration of religious and non-religious holidays. Warms my heart with the thoughts and memories.
Look at this past July with the Independence Day celebrations. The red, white and blue commemorating the birthday of our nation, cook-outs and fireworks.
I’m choosing to celebrate…just celebrate.
What prompted this desire to just celebrate?
It was actually a negative thought that I had about myself. You know, the ones where you tell yourself you’re not good enough, smart enough capable enough. Have you ever had those?
August is also my birthday month. I began thinking about how these two things are opposite. Something had to change, and it had to be my thinking!
Celebrate anything and everything! Aren’t you good enough to celebrate YOU, your successes both personal and professional?
Let’s think about celebrating:
- Who? That can be you and or anyone else that is important to you.
- What? Any event, special moment or success that you may have or had.
- When? Whenever you choose. This is your choice and totally up to you.
- Where? Anywhere. Outdoors, indoors, at the gym, at a restaurant, wherever!
- Why? Any special reason you can think of. From getting to work on time, a pay raise, a new client, your child’s success at school, birthdays and anniversaries are included.
- How? This is the fun part. Can you just imagine all the ways that you can celebrate an event or person? Make a list of FUN!
- All these questions have unlimited answers.
You are worth it!
You are worthy of celebrating!
You have value!
So, get to it! What are going to celebrate today?
ARIES: The Sun and North Node shine beautifully from your house of pleasure, creativity and children, where personal joys reside. The new Moon in Leo on the 11th motivates not only grand ambitions, but also a desire to enjoy life’s pleasures. Mars in Aquarius and social friendships need attention. The Sun enters Virgo on the 22nd and the small stuff becomes important regarding job, health, service and pets.
TAURUS: Your sign, known for its patience, may be tested with six planets retrograde at various times this month. It’s a good time to review and reassess. You can focus your attention on the Sun, Mercury direct on the 18th and the North Node in Leo lighting up your home zone. Frustrations may happen at work the first half of the month. After the 6th, work conditions improve. Uranus retrogrades on the 7th in your sign bring conflict and changes. Be careful!
GEMINI: Mercury, your inquisitive ruler, warms up in Leo along with the vibrant Sun, the North Node and the 11th’s New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo, making your communications life even more important. You have charisma! Your patience may be tested with 6 planets retrograde throughout the month. Just be mindful. Mars Retrograde on the 7th, you may hear subconscious chains rattle, crying out for recognition and change. Think before speaking.
CANCER: The Sun and North Node in Leo shine their light from your house of money, values, and material matters. The New Moon Eclipse in Leo on the 11th focuses on your long-term financial plans. On the 6th, lovely Venus enters Libra; relationships at home become harmonious. Uranus retrogrades on the 7th and a social situation may be awkward. The 19th’s Jupiter-Neptune trine can make dreams come true.
LEO: The month brings you much to shine about and many pleasures to enjoy, even though you might need patience with 6 planets retrograde at various times. The Sun and North Node beam bright rays into your personal life. The Leo Solar Eclipse New Moon on the 11th sends your confidence soaring and may motivate a grand ambition and bring major changes over the next 6 months. An old problem may re-occur at the beginning of the month ready for resolution.
VIRGO: Your patience is tested with 6 planets retrograde at various times. Use this time to review recent decisions. With the Sun in Leo, you are ready for your birthday. Take credit for your successes. Finish pending projects. Think about your next move. Light shines on your inner world when Mercury joins the Sun. With the Solar eclipse on the 11th, pay attention to your dreams. Start a journal and let your inner artist shine. Venus brings refinement to your sign.
LIBRA: The Sun and North Node in Leo show that your greatest pleasures, a confident creativity, the warmest reception and your current personal, communal, or romantic destiny reside within your social circle and closest friendships. The 11th mobilizes all your resources to manifest your dreams. Avoid risky moves on the 1st involving Uranus. After the 6th, with various aspects intervening, you can attract affection and many other wonderful things.
SCORPIO: The vibrant Sun and the North Node of destiny shine from your sector of profession and public image. Mercury is also here, shining a bright light once direct. Th 11th Leo Solar Eclipse New Moon plants its seed here bringing powerful energies to your career and empowering change over the next 6 months. Focus on important goals. When Venus enters Libra on the 6th, get in touch with your spiritual side.
SAGITTARIUS: The Sun and North Node shine from your own 9th house, optimized by the 11th’s Solar Eclipse new moon in Leo. This could bring life-changing views and moves, perhaps related to your love of travel and adventure or education. You’ll lead by example, and in style. Retrograde Mercury in Leo may complicate travel. The material world bonanza is uplifted when the Sun in Virgo trines Uranus and Saturn. Cash in!!
CAPRICORN: The Sun and North Node show you that your current evolutionary path involves the resources you share with others. This includes sex, power and money, debt and credit or shared assets. The Solar Eclipse of the 11th highlights this house as well. Financial affairs may be complicated. Take your time. Uranus in Taurus may have you connect with someone in an unusual way. After the 22nd, education is important, and travel may be involved. Nice!
AQUARIUS: The vibrant Sun, North Node, and retrograde Mercury shine in your relationship zone. A great idea might kindle marketable output, or a heart-to-heart with a loved one enhanced by the Solar Eclipse on the 11th. Love! Mars retrograding into Capricorn brings up hidden needs from the subconscious asking for attention. Uranus in Taurus may unsettle your home and family sector. Venus in Libra brings harmony to travel, happy relations and fun!
PISCES: Retrograde Mercury, North Node and the Sun in Leo, powered up by the Solar Eclipse accent your 6th house of work, daily routine and physical vitality. Take on jobs that spotlight your special skills and abilities! On the 18th begin a new beauty/health regimen. Mars retrograding into Capricorn allows social reassessments. Uranus in Taurus prompts a shift in thinking on communicating and understanding. Definitely a month of realigning!
HAVE A BEAUTIFUL AUGUST!