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There have been very real culture curses & widespread analgesics & mind wipes at work that have pushed people to ignore the legacies of tyranny. Thank the gods & goddesses that those are no longer operable now.
If your anger is shocking to you, ask yourself not why the intensity, but why it took you so long to feel this way?
We only need a wake-up call if we’ve long ignored the morning’s rousing hours that attempt to get our attention every single day. Instead of constantly looking for scapegoats & maintaining illusions of purity, it’s more appropriate for us each to relinquish our relationship to and perpetuation of corruption no matter what brand we follow.
We’re all being asked to heal deeply held slave-master dichotomies. Forget what a heavily entrenched Judeo-Christian society told you, neither position is a holy one.
We’re not here to latch onto foibled leaders that will soon get canceled & expire—we are here to embody liberator in the deepest part of our hearts. We don’t need to look to messiahs, we need to embody messiah wherever & whenever we’re at.
Pass on the message of emancipation to those in need, but don’t prop yourself up as holy and above flaw if you aren’t willing to be tarred, feathered, and sacrificed at the altar.
Our problems don’t stem from the act of revolution, which is an ancient practice. The hindrance comes from calling oneself holy, calling oneself revolutionary while replicating tyranny. We’ve all got tyranny in us somewhere. To deny so is to be foolish.
As Marguerite Duras brilliantly gives voice to, “I know I have crime and maliciousness in me. The rest I don’t know. I stand by every part of myself, this is how I get by…What makes me want to cry is my violence, is me.”
Don’t call yourself angel, innocent if you’re not ready to relinquish the parts of your life, your community, and worldview, and nation that you’d rather not investigate. The parts that you’ve stuffed out of view. That you blamed & projected onto somebody else, some other country, some other group.
Our shadows all collectively belong to each other. These times show us how sticky & implicated each soul is to another on this earth. We can’t kiss or even buy fruit at the market right now without it being potentially devastating to another’s body and immune system. We are linked distinctively and indefinitely to one another.
Maybe Marx would appreciate the invisible lines & webs of labor & connection & longing all getting highlighted in blaring red neon right now.
Shadow work requires us each to be crazy brave, but as James Baldwin said, “We have to get about the business of working for the New Jerusalem, and white America has to make the choice whether or not it will come along.” I, for one, want you there however it is you identify.
It’s all of our job to make sure it that we are on board and prepared to ensure that we’ll help construct and get invited along to these new worlds ahead. For a bright spot of imagination—think of what kind of beautiful public schools we might be able to erect in 2025.
It’s easier to value the things that breed hope & quicken the heart when you’ve let yourself experience the opposite in just as equal or greater measure. The breaking down process can be a scary one filled with uncertainty, but the quality of the manure is of equal importance to the quality of the seed. The times of breakups and solitude build better homecomings and unions. May the later come swiftly, but may each part be blessed.
Stay away from the possessed and demonic & tend to whatever around you is needing care & support. Wellness, safety, & love to you.
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This month will lay the groundwork for bigger shifts and reformulations of your identity & how it relates to your career over the next six months. The full moon on August 3rd could bring about unexpected news from a friend, bringing with it some creative or romantic potential. After the new moon on the 18th, the area of your chart corresponding to children, passion, and entertainment will get highlighted, hopefully adding a dash of fun.
You may be feeling tension around higher education and travel versus isolation at the full moon on August 3rd. Changes in your course of study or teaching plans may have you rethinking your residence, or a canceled trip could also be impacting where you lay your head. If you’re planning on making a move, the second half of the month after the new moon on the 18th could create a fresh start.
Increased energy around social groups and committees will be on your mind over the next six months. The full moon on August 3rd could bring a development regarding education and your confidence, especially if finances have been a pressing issue. With all the potential change in the air, you may feel overloaded by the information shifts, which will be triggered by communications after the new moon on the18th. However, you should start to feel more back to yourself by September.
This month tensions could emerge surrounding your partnerships and how they are paired up with your work. If going through a breakup, loss of employment, or career change, doing some careful planning around budgeting and spending could help free-floating anxieties. Taking inventory of those that you trust could help. You may not have many options, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find comfort from trusted sources.
At the August 3rd full moon your attention will be drawn to partners and those that attempt to hinder your progress. There could be someone who isn’t being supportive of the change in perspective you’re undergoing in regard to your work. By the end of the month after the new moon on August 18th, you’ll come to a better understanding of your personal growth and the mentors you’ll need to support your ambitions.
With the full moon on August 3rd, your attention will be focused on health, habits, and work. This may be a month when you’re not feeling quite yourself—either from changes in routine or too much resistance. The next four weeks would be a good time to find some solace and timeouts, however you can create them. The period after the new moon on the 18th makes for a good time to start to regain your vitality.
With luck, the full moon on August 3rd will create some flirty fun to mix up an otherwise fearsome year. Enjoy the romance and creativity that could come from friends or previously unexpected sources. By the full moon on August 18th, you’ll have greater ease when it comes to how you’re considering your relationships, and the hints that are dropped now will give you a better idea of what’s to come over the next six months.
The beginning of the month will bring developments in your living situation, whether it’s influenced by the actions of a younger sibling or a change in your community. Whatever it is, it’s encouraging you to reconsider how it is your structure your work routines and daily life. Are you volunteering for a political campaign or helping to spearhead relief efforts? Finding ways to fight for your local environment would be a great way to incorporate these shifts.
This month brings developments to the ways you’re approaching creativity, romance, and communication. You may feel more confident in the first week of the month with the full moon on August 3rd. By the new moon on August 18th, a decisive moment may boil to the surface bringing up feelings that can no longer be dismissed. If you have a new love interest worth pursuing know that it may take months to get logistics worked out in ways that work for both parties.
Developments concerning your writing and speech will come to a culmination point with the full moon on August 3rd. While you’ve spent a lot of the year facing challenges to your evolving identity, the next six months you will link this with the greater efforts you’re putting in surrounding family, ancestors, and where you live. If any major decisions come up around this time, know that you’ll have a chance to revisit at the end of October as well as the beginning of December.
The August 3rd full moon will bring attention to you, your appearance, and how you see yourself. There may be some sudden surprises that come with it, especially in all the ways you have grown this year. As the month continues on, you’ll start to have greater energies focused on confidentially expressing yourself to others, as well as increased communications with partners and friends. By the new moon on the 18th, there will be a new start to how bold you’ll feel comfortable with carrying yourself forward.
At the month’s opening, you’ll be ready for a retreat, a greater focus on solitude, or an interior solo journey. With all the franticness that has occurred this year, it would be good to unplug for a while. There may be increased friction and energy between how you’re communicating with friends and colleagues over the next six months. While you may feel urgency in what you’ve been trying to communicate, know that you have the time to try to get things right.
Note: these horoscopes are intended as words of stimulation and suggestion, not as cardinal rule or unbiased fact. By engaging with this page, you agree that all choices made based on the information provided in this column are your responsibility alone. Take a breath and be well!