This Should Be Your August Mantra, According to Your Horoscope

Nadine Jane is an astrologist based in New York City. She can more than likely guess your rising sign on first meeting. She is not proud of the 18 lipsticks she carries on her at any given time. Catch her on The/Thirty each month as she reveals the insights into your wellness routine based on your horoscope. This month: It's high summer, and that means taking time to slow down and embrace simple pleasures—and ourselves. Find your sign below and adopt your reading as this month's mantra.


This month, I will make space for all of my power. With the sun shining its light on all of my hidden ambitions, I will share my behind-the-scenes work with those that I trust. And while I will value their opinions, first and foremost I will stand up for my original vision.


This month, I am going to take care of myself. What do I need to relax? What I do need to feel at home? What do I need to nourish my body? What is throwing off my balance? I will check in with needs. I will listen. And then I will treat myself accordingly.


This month, I am ready to talk! I am ready to awe others with my wit. I am ready for the healthy intellectual debates that come with honest conversation. That’s the fun of it! This month, I will use my social networking for mental stimulation.


Wow, it’s been a month! I have a few scrapes and bruises, but I somehow made it out of eclipse season alive. So this month, I’ll spend time with the friends who get me out of my head. The friends who ignite the fun-loving child in me. This month will be less serious. 


This year, I think I’ll throw myself the birthday party I’ve always wanted. Why wait for someone else to read my mind? This month, I’m going to celebrate all of the beautiful parts of me—and invite those I love to celebrate too. Happy birthday to me!


This month, I’m going to clear out the emotional clutter that I have accumulated this year. I will use my greatest strengths to do this—I will purge, I will tidy, and I will polish. This month, I am going to create new space for positive people and energy to enter my life.


This month is all about romance. And it doesn’t matter if it is with myself or with someone else. Either will satisfy me this August. I will go on thoughtful dates. I will write love letters. I will share my deepest desires. This month, I will remember how to fall in love.


Work, work, work, work, work. This month, I will devote myself and all my powerful energy toward my work. What have I been building? What does it mean for my future? What is my end goal? I know I am on the cusp of something huge. So I know I can't bow out now.


This month, I will take action. It is time to start getting serious about those half-baked dreams of mine. Fully baked or raw, they are where all of my potential lies. They are where all of the magic happens. So since I’m always chasing something, I might as well chase my dreams.


This month, I will shed what is holding me back, what's holding me down. I will know that it is okay to part ways with the people, places, and structures that are crushing me in their desire for control and power. This month, I will remember that I am the sole creator of my future.


Holy shit, when is eclipse season over? I think I’ve done quite enough life-altering self-reflection for the time being. But I guess I could start transforming those revelations into something beautiful. Beautiful to me and to others. This month, I will show the world how much I’ve grown.


This month, I will get intimate with another. Both emotionally and physically. With someone current or someone new. I will explore my desires. I will activate my senses. I will show my whole self. This month, I will remember what it means to truly connect.

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