KITTEN ASTROLOGY - AUGUST 2016
August is a month of full blooms, bright sunshiney days, vivacious, sweaty nights.
Why don't we spend more time on loving ourselves and focusing on the things that matter? Have you caught yourself telling yourself about how stressed you are? How much you're annoyed by your roommates/friends/partner/family? Life is full of annoyances and stress, but focusing on these things brings more of them into your life rather than shift them away from you.
If you haven't used affirmations or mantras in your daily life, our astrology readings for you this month are a gentle way to add them into your day to day consciousness. We've given you the keywords associated with the tarot card pulled for your sign as a message for August, and an accompanying mantra from some of the greatest spiritual leaders in history. Try repeating this mantra first thing in the morning and right before you go to sleep. And as often as you remember during your day - especially if you find your thoughts turning negative. Remember that we are all connected.
We've created accompanying phone wallpapers so you can bring mindfulness to the time you spend staring at that portable glowing rectangle you carry around with you everywhere. Each sign and the accompanying mantra we paired with your message from the tarot is available for free download over in our design section. Go check out the beautiful illustrations Nico created using her original kaleidoscope prints. We hope that you will ground yourself in this wisdom during August and feel the positive effects flow through you and out into your world!
Aries (March 22 to April 20 ) - Temperance
Keywords: light, mindful, moderate, taking a step back
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu
Taurus (April 22 to May 20) - The Fool
Keywords: joyful, innocent, eager beaver, naive
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you don’t understand is a defect.
The reason why
The sage has no defects,
Is because he treats defects as defects.
He has no defects.
- Lao Tzu
Gemini (May 21 to June 21) - The Hierophant
Keywords: order, structure, establishment, instruction
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Cancer (June 22 to July 22) - 10 of Pentacles
Keywords: domestic, material pleasure, certainty
Because one believes in oneself
one doesn’t try to convince others.
Because one is content with oneself,
one doesn’t need other’s approval.
Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
- Lao Tzu
Leo (July 23 to August 22) - Two of Cups
Keywords: union, sharing, magnetism,
See how love is intermixed with the lovers.
See how the spirit and the clay are intermixed.
How often are you going to see this and that, good and evil?
Look at the end and see how this and that are intermixed.
How long will you say the “known” and the “unknown?”
See that both are intermixed.
How often do you say this world and the next?
See that the two are intermixed.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22) - Three of Pentacles
Keywords: experience, cooperation, harmony
“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
Libra (September 23 - October 22) - Page of Swords
Keywords: straight, honourable, righteous
"O compassion on these suffering conscious beings
Who wander in the life cycle, darkened with delusions,
Not knowing their own minds as the infinity Truth Body –
May all of them attain the Body of Truth! "
- Tibetan Book of the Dead
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) - Seven of Wands
Keywords: defensive, effort, aggressive, headstrong, determined
“You think you are alive
because you breathe air?
Shame on you,
that you are alive in such a limited way.
Don't be without Love,
so you won't feel dead.
Die in Love
and stay alive forever.”
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) - Seven of Swords
Keywords: sneaky cat, self dependent, on the lookout
“Three things can not be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”
Capricorn (December 22 to January 20) - Queen of Wands
Keywords: bright, sure, confident
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
Aquarius (January 21 to February 18) - Two of Pentacles
Keywords: waviness, balance, karma, play
“‘All conditioned things are impermanent’ — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.”
- The Buddha
Pisces (February 19 - March 20) - The Tower
Keywords: sudden, upheaval, cycles, challenging illusions
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
- Lao Tzu