Augustus of Prima Porta (source: Wikipedia)

August is already here!

I like the word “august.” I like the way it sounds when I say it out loud. It means “respected and impressive” according to a quick Google search. I’m not so sure that I like the month of August, though. I can’t take the heat.

Anyway, yesterday I discussed that I am unusually content lately. I spent some time pondering the notion of what makes me content. I came to the conclusion that I’ve been enjoying some small victories in my life that make me happy. Nothing is moving along at lightning speed, but I seem to be puttering along Capricorn-style. That makes sense with both Saturn and Pluto transiting my sign, and with Pluto making a once-in-a-lifetime aspect to it’s own position in my birth chart.

Nevertheless, I sort of feel as if there needs to be some reinvention in my life. I’m underemployed. I’m not nearly making enough money. I’m not really pursuing any creative projects that would make me some more money.

I had an idea a few months back that could change all that, but I have been reluctant to put it into motion. Of course, all the retrograde planets in the sky could have something to do with that. There’s a bit of a stagnant feeling to the atmosphere lately. Until Mercury and Mars get moving later in the month, I don’t expect that to change.

So I don’t know if August is the month for me to work on becoming more “respected and impressive.” Still, I’m going to try. Like the guy in the statue above, I need to point my finger in one direction and then follow it. The universe might be making us all feel sluggish lately — or maybe it’s just the heat — but I don’t need to be stuck in one place. I’m a Capricorn! I need to make hay while the sun is still shining.

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