BRM 2017 September 2017 - Page 56




Get out and circulate, Libra! The Sun is in Leo and your vibrant, collaborative eleventh house until August 22. After a hardworking July, you're ready to spread your social butterfly wings and network as only your sign can. With intense Mars also in Leo from July 20 to September 5, your outgoing energy is cranked up high. Whether you're rallying the troops to get pumped about a work project or making an unforgettable entrance at a summer fiesta, you're the heartbeat of every group gathering.


Since the eleventh house rules technology, your online presence will be just as dynamic. Be sure to wield it consciously! If you have a powerful message, it could go viral. All the more reason to post with awareness. Aggressive Mars can also intensify conflict. Not every team effort will be high-fives and fist bumps. You may need to hash out a few differences and deal directly with conflict. This admittedly is NOT your favorite thing, Libra. Use your sign's natural diplomatic gifts and you'll move swiftly from fighting to uniting.


Brace yourself: August is an active month in the stars. There are two game-changing  eclipses, two  retrogrades  and the final installment of three Jupiter-Pluto  squares. Slip into comfortable footwear because the cosmos will keep you on your toes! There will be a lot of new issues to navigate AND old stuff to slog through simultaneously. While eclipses push us into bold new terrain, rear-facing retrogrades prompt us to slow down, review and reconnect with the past. Give yourself a chance to integrate these huge energy downloads. Let the unofficial Libra motto "take it slow" be your saving grace.


Let's begin with the eclipses, which fall on the Leo/Aquarius axis. Eclipses are major cosmic events that shake up business as usual, often bringing surprises or major plot twists. These eclipses are part of a series running from 2017 to 2019 that will revamp your eleventh house of friendship and your fifth house of love. Renegotiating the balance between drama and detachment is the mission of these lunar lifts. You may significantly alter elements of your social circle, love life or romantic choices. These eclipses could also push you to become more visible, both in the digital space and as a public personality. What do you want to be known for, Libra? Influencer status awaits!


On August 7, the Aquarius lunar (full moon) eclipse sweeps through your fifth house of love, fame and creativity. The microphone is yours—in a BIG way—and you may have to wing it. There's no time to prepare any lofty orations, so tune in to your heart and speak from there. Authenticity will resonate with a lot more people anyhow. Have you been hiding your talents and passions? This eclipse will train the klieg lights squarely on them, giving you a big hit of attention. Use it to your advantage! Take care to avoid drama, as this full moon can stir up plenty, churning up strong emotions. You may be a little too quick to react around this eclipse. 


With the cosmic spotlight on love today, a budding attraction could turn into a full-on affair. Unexpected pregnancy news is also possible (surprise!). Has a romantic situation been hanging in the balance, not really getting off the ground? Lunar eclipses can bring intense endings or turning points. No more Mr. Nice Guy, Libra—you're either in or you're out!


The August 21 Leo total solar (new moon) eclipse makes its play in your eleventh house of group activity, technology and innovation. Solar eclipses can bring fresh opportunities that accelerate quickly. You could make a swift exit from one group or receive an unexpected invitation to join a cutting-edge collaboration. If you're planning a splashy social media debut or email campaign, this is the day to launch. Has a member of Team Libra been a chronic pain in the you-know-what? Cut 'em loose and don't look back. A dynamic new replacement could show up to fill that spot instantly. Look back to February 10, when a Leo lunar eclipse shook things up in this part of your life. While you're at it, circle January 31, 2018, when the next Leo lunar eclipse will bring events sparked today to another huge turning point.


On August 4, we have the third in a trio of intense  squares  between outspoken Jupiter in Libra and controlling Pluto in Capricorn and your domestic fourth house. A domineering relative could push your buttons, or you might feel totally caged in by someone's emotional instability. Your mother, a child or a female relative may be a particular source of angst today, as you grapple with competing demands for your attention. Jupiter in your sign has you craving freedom and personal space. But with Pluto digging its hooks into you, flexing your independence could make a needy person extra clingy. Whether they brood in silence or explode in an abusive outburst, there’s no need to walk on eggshells, Libra. These retaliations have little to do with you and probably a whole LOT to do with some unhealed childhood wound. Make sure you're not acting out yourself, e.g., lashing out at anyone who seems like they're behaving in a parental manner but is really just attempting an adult conversation.

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