August Brings on New Energy, New Ideas and Challenges for All 
We have all been thinking and deciding which side of the fence we are on with this upcoming election and are going to learn even more about how our government is being run. Now is not the time to put on blinders and hope that all will progress without our input or our vote, but the time is NOW to make those changes that come with intelligent voting and possibly many ‘split tickets’.  The candidates are posturing in polarized positions and it is bringing our our own personal paradoxes in our thinking and our actions. NOW is the birth of a nation and the birth of new paradigms that  create changes in our personal worlds.  This is a very PERSONAL time to grow and focus on what YOU want for yourself and your family. What kind of environment will express your innate character and also challenge you to grow?
 
Events for this month:
New Moon  — Leo New Moon, August 2.  This will start a whole new cycle for many of the fire signs, including Aries and Sagittarius.
Full Moon  —- Aquarius Full Moon August 18.  Time to cash in the chips and make ready for an exciting humanitarian year.  Your position on the world stage is going to be more important than finding intimacy in personal situations.
Saturn turns Direct — August 13th which allows for all of us to get off of our butts and start feeling the forward movement in our emotional,physical and mental lives!
(These are only highlights of the month, but there are always many important events taking place for this month that affect each sign differently and I will go over those things in detail below.)
 
Remember to read your Ascendant (ego/physical body), Sun (Spiritual/mind) and Moon (emotional/feeling/nurturing)
signs in that order when reading these monthly updates.
 
  (If you have questions about those, please contact me at gwynne.mayer@gmail.com. You can also find Gwynne on Skype: gwynne.mayer)
Aries — You don’t have to keep carrying the full load on all that you are trying to balance at this time in your life.  It is time to get your security settled and if that means money and living conditions, then let that be!  You are under a great amount of pressure to make needed changes and what you might be walking away from could be just the thing that is ‘draining your energies’….so look toward walking toward something that will bring your energy alive and you will feel in your gut that it is the right thing!
Taurus — Your home life needs a boost and your feelings about home and hearth need to be in your ‘moving centers’, mainly around your belly and your heart.  Those areas of your life need adjusting because you have put up with so much stress in your life and now you can make changes, giving you the joy and companionship you need.  You procrastinate on permanent changes and now those issues are ‘in your face’.  By September 1, you need to make a firm decision and stick with it.  We have a Solar Eclipse at that time which could really give you a push!
Gemini —  Well I hate to write this but now you have company with both Mike Pence and Donald Trump being Geminis and up against their establishments.  Have you been up against your establishments and finding yourself being ‘passive aggressive’ because you are not being understood?  Join the Gemini club this month and in the next six months, there is going to be a need to retract many promises you made to yourself to start focusing on the disciplines that will make your future solid and not like you are walking a tightrope like the two I mentioned!

Cancer —  Life is for the ‘living’ and not the ‘worrying’ that you have been doing thus far.  You will add years to your life if you make more arrangements to enjoy what you have worked so hard to attain.  Stop trying to live with so many challenges in work, home and family life; just start taking it easy and rely on that great mind of yours to follow your heart and your physical clues.  Peace and quiet are the themes for this upcoming year and investing money in real estate is a big one, instead of stocks.  Cancer rules the real estate market and will always provide a great return on your investments!
Leo — Leo is being pushed forward to make needed changes and no one person is doing the ‘pushing’, in fact, the planets, including the Moon are giving you all the hints that they can without causing you to upset the ‘apple cart’.  Follow your gut and realize that the time for making changes in your home, family and finances is upon you and these will be major decisions that will pay off next year if you make and prepare for them this year and at this time.  You are being called to do some major work on this planet! Get with it!
Virgo — Virgo must take care of health and nutrition right now as all eyes are on you for being a role model of good health disciplines. This goes for all ages and it seems tiring but after the September 1 Solar Eclipse you will see the payoff.  Hang in there for now so that you will be able to remember the ‘close calls’ you have had in the last few months.  If you are in the health professions, take some time for yourself and realize it is time for ‘Healer, heal thyself’….never forgetting the capacity you have to create miracles in this endeavor.
Libra — You are learning who to associate with and who not to at this point. You cannot satisfy all the people all the time and very few some of the time, so now it is time to satisfy yourself and be ‘at peace’ with yourself. Quit calling yourself to task and making mountains out of mole hills.  If you have no intention of doing anything about your ‘criticism of yourself’ then get off of your own back. You are at a crucial juncture in your life to make new decisions about how to spend the ‘rest of your life’.  You and you alone need to make that decision and so many of the Librans cannot make the decision without a partner!  C’mon now!!
Scorpio —  Scorpios don’t seem to know how to live without ‘constant pressure’, especially inner pressure that they thrust upon themselves, not to mention self-criticism.  There are challenges in the way you want to be perceived and how you want your career and authority to look to others.  If you question your purposes and your own authority what do you expect from others?  It just doesn’t make sense and now that Saturn is getting off your case, you are free to look at the depth of your life rather than the superficial parts of it that don’t serve you! You are an intense being and have much to offer, so quit with the self-doubt!
Sagittarius — You are putting together a lifestyle that suits you in every way, so give yourself time to do that and understand that it will be different for others and you don’t have to live ‘their lives’ but you have to live your own.  Don’t waver when you know something is ‘right at the inner level’.  Just realize that as long as you pay attention to your heart and your ‘chi’ energies and what they tell you that you are doing the right thing.  Many Sagittarians find themselves up against conflict because of their unique genius and then back off and don’t complete the plan! Go for it! And STOP with the picking oneself apart!
Capricorn —  Writing a horoscope for Capricorn is very difficult, especially when the Cappy does not even get the message that is clear to them in their environment.  Something that will get your attention is when your health breaks down and forces you to take a rest or when your family has had just about all they can take of your restlessness and push/pull attitude.  You mean well and have the greatest of intentions so let people see what is in your heart and not whether or not everyone has picked up their underwear!  You guys crack me up.
Aquarius —  You might want to look at your plans for the next six months until your birthday and make the needed ‘tweaking changes’ that should come about so that life moves speedily ahead instead of dragging you through to the ‘goal line’ with all of your resistance.  You are known to be forward moving and thinking so let’s look at how you have manifested that in the last few months and get this all in order before the Full Moon on August 18.  It is time to develop relationships that move faster than the ones you have been depending on!
Pisces — You are the ‘dream sign’ so now is the time to pay close attention to your dreams, especially the ones you are meant to remember and feel the guidance that is coming your way.  The volume in your spiritual life will be turned up in a big way, all the way to the Solar Eclipse on September 1.  You will need to meditate more and feel the inner guidance coming from your ‘soul energies’….you are in a great place to be intuitive aligned and follow your alignment with decisions that are needing to be made!
Independence Day Brings Independent Action

Esoterica & AstrologyThe New Moon in Cancer falls on July 4, to combine our birthdays of Independence to re-birthing new ideas in our personal and social lives.  We will have to affirm for ourselves the parts of our lives we need to change and begin anew, as many of you are going through those pangs of rebirth as we speak!  New ideas are being discussed in the ‘national interest’ now and we are going to have to adapt to some major changes as the USA begins a new cycle, a major paradigm shift as we can see in the election process now.  It will be interesting to see how this New Moon phenomena on July 4th affects each of the candidates for presidency. Don’t think the ‘big shocks’ have ended as they have only just begun.  We will have to adapt our lives to these prevalent changes about to take place.  We can hardly sleep through this so this is a GREAT AWAKENING!

Events for this month:
New Moon  —  Cancer New Moon, Monday, July 4 — Giving birth to some endeavor of independence.
Full Moon  —- Capricorn Full Moon also squaring Uranus, making it more of a difficult situation for all cardinal signs, Aries, Libra and Capricorn.
Uranus, the planet of independence, turns Retrograde July 29….it is now in Aries and will continue to create ‘forced confrontations around dependency/independency.
Remember to read your Ascendant (ego/physical body), Sun (Spiritual/mind) and Moon Zodiac(emotional/feeling/nurturing) signs in that order when reading these monthly updates.
 
  (If you have questions about those, please contact me at gwynne.mayer@gmail.com. You can also find Gwynne on Skype: gwynne.mayer)
AriesAries — You are faced with having to be dependent on those from whom you want to free yourself.  This is a time to not shoot off your mouth, but instead weather this storm you have created with your own outspoken nature, realizing that you have created your own reality and now must live with the consequences.  You will finally get your comeuppance toward the end of this year but not before you have run off some people who may have assisted you if you weren’t so damn independent!  There are times when you have to mediate and negotiate, not your favorite things to do!
Taurus — It will be beneficial for you to look back at the decisions you made last month and see how they are going to play out and help you progress during this month.  It seemed that you were putting yourself under unnecessary strain and pressure and then the ‘light came on’ and got you to move in a direction that might benefit you greatly in the long run.  Taurus is always second guessing themselves and procrastinating way beyond the ‘time to act’, so now you are seeing more clearly and by the end of the month all should be well and the ‘coast is clear’.  Enjoy your life and the things and people you value the most!  You are on the right path, so believe in yourself.
Gemini —  This is your month and your time to shine making the most of ‘focus at all costs’.  Do not get distracted by your ever present justifications.  Just go for it!  Communication is in your favor this month and those things you have told others that you want to do and are doing are being lauded as positive and helpful.  Do not waver in your desire to get ahead and tell the truth as you see it.  Don’t let others get you off course.  It goes without saying that you have to be responsible for everything that you have promised to do and have the integrity of your promises so that others don’t doubt you.  Geminis can say things with double meanings and be very misunderstood.

Cancer —  Family and relationships that involved family are the ‘all and everything’ to a Cancer so much so that if someone in the family is ‘out of sorts’ it throws all plans and opportunities to the wind.  Cancers will find opportunities to create more and more material wealth this month and next, however, the health and nurturing habits are of primary importance this month so that distractions do not cause you to neglect little things that might be building up to a crescendo of digestion problems or all around the heart and digestion.  Please rest, relax and pay attention to what your instincts are telling you about your body.
Leo —Leo’s are still budgeting and paying attention to things that have not been taken care of in a way that is accountable.  Issues around home and the care and maintenance of your private space are very important this month.  You will feel that you have ‘so much to do’ and yet, once you organize you will see that you have time to travel and play as well. This might not dawn on you until the middle of the month but you will see the forest for the trees and enjoy yourself whether planned or unplanned.  There has been a weight taken off of your shoulders at an abstract level and I am sure you know what I mean by that!
Virgo — You seem to be the energy behind a ‘train of energy’ that doesn’t want to move forward, however by the middle of this month you will see the light at the end of the tunnel and the train will move in ways that you could never have imagined.  Sometimes a Virgo wants something so intensely that they start being counterproductive and seemingly controlling.  The Virgo energy is very exacting and analytical which, at times, can cause the reverse effect. Please don’t give up your lofty goals and timelines as all will happen in good time and this will be a very productive summer after you look back on it with some distance and objectivity.
Libra — Your mind seems overworked right now, but it is because you have so much on your plate to design,  contemplate and move toward completion and it seems that you don’t have the time nor energy to complete all the tasks ahead of you. Remember that much of Libra’s energy goes toward partnership and being along side of someone with ‘like mindedness’, whether it be intimate, business or friendships, you demand a ‘listening ear’.  Changes are coming that will allow you the freedom to move forward with your plans, but alongside that freedom comes the necessity to set boundaries and reserve your energy for yourself in ways that will leave you productive rather than ‘spinning your wheels’.
Scorpio —  Scorpios are really learning to set boundaries around money and conditions that allow them to move into a more stable future, with finances, business partnerships and conditions that will provide future solidity.  It is no longer a time for you to wait on someone else to provide guidance in this direction nor help, but for you to provide your own structure and utilize that Saturnian part of you to guide you into a more planned operation. That means that you cannot have someone around you who is always distracting you, much more to the point, you don’t want to keep distracting yourself with unnecessary contemplation that only leads you down a road you have traveled over and over again.
Sagittarius — It seems that you do not have time for yourself and all of your projects. The fact of the matter is that you have allowed distractions to keep you from completing tasks you set up a few months back.  Now is the time for you to structure yourself in ways that will help you reach your goals.  You have creative spirit and the capacity to take on many tasks. A point you might want to consider is learning to delegate these tasks to others who are working toward your ideas in partnership and leaving alone those who are distracting you to some extent. This can include family members and close friends on either side of the fence so it is always hard for a Sag to determine what to let go of and what to keep in place.  Your stress levels will guide you so meditate and take heed of what you are up against so that you can accomplish these things by the 1st of July. This is your month to complete tasks.
Capricorn —  You are moving along quite smoothly these days ‘if’ you have paid attention to the physical/sensory realm of your life and start taking care of the health issues that have plagued you in the past few months, mainly health issues around dietary concerns.  You must learn the difference between ‘feeding your stress’ and ‘nurturing your being’ and find ways to set boundaries in your family and with friends regarding the needs you have to nourish your intense soul work.  Sometimes being alone and meditating are not distracting you from purpose but allowing you to be more purposeful in your life and find the ‘gold at the end of your rainbow.’  Good luck with slowing down the ‘driven activity’ into a ‘slow dance’ that will allow you to be more conscious.
Aquarius — Areas around health and routine are very prominent in your life right now.  You have taken the time to notice how daily disciplines in diet and exercise have improved your outlook on life and now it is time to serve others in the same ways you have learned to serve yourself.  You have some brilliant insights coming your way this month and you must get them down to a ‘reality base’ so that you can put the things you come up with to work, practicing, teaching and moving towards ‘soul completion.’  Your talents don’t go unnoticed and will need to be honed in on in order to make the rest of this year a more blissful and helpful year for you and those whom you love!
Pisces — You have had one snafu after another this month, but it seems that now you can take a breather and know that all is calming down so that you can accomplish some major tasks ahead.  You are farsighted in many ways and have a great sense of what is ‘to come’.  Take each day in a conscious and meditative way and you will find that situations and people find ways to help you in all of your endeavors.  This is a great time to ‘be still’, find sacredness in nature and spend time with what your ‘soul calling’ is all about. Do not be off put by people around you who do not have any idea of what is occurring in your life.  They will eventually see the wisdom in your ‘silence’ and come around to following suit.  BE WHO YOU ARE!