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August Snoozescopes with Angie Banicki

Almost time to say goodbye to hot girl (or rat girl) summer. Don’t head into a new season without some astral guidance from Hollywood’s go-to astrologist, Angie Banicki. Read what’s written in the stars for August.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

Influenced by DEATH Rx

Look around you and look inside you.  How many people do you think are settling?  I will tell you: a hell of a lot of people.  People are settling everyday into okay relationships and okay jobs and an okay life.  And do you know why?  Because okay is comfortable.  Okay pays the bills and gives a warm bed at night and allows one to go out with coworkers on a Friday evening and to enjoy happy hour.  but do you know what okay is not?  Okay isn’t thrilling, it isn’t passion, it isn’t the reason you get up every day; it isn’t life-changing or unforgettable.  Okay is not the reason you go to bed late and wake up early.  Okay is not the reason you risk absolutely everything you’ve got just for the smallest chance that something absolutely amazing could happen.  – Lauren Goodger

You are ready to begin rebuilding, Aries.  You’ve been working on yourself.  Letting yourself clear and integrate those old uncomfortable traumas that were holding you back.  Yes, take a look.  Where have you been holding back?  Holding back from love.  Holding back from fun.  Holding back from being the biggest brightest version of you.  WE ALL SEE IT IN YOU!  Can you start to see and accept it now?  Because it’s time.  And don’t worry how that’s going to look on the outside.  That mystery is part of the fun.  Go for the fun now.

Sleep potion:  Play a brain game.  This could even be something like imagining rerouting the wiring of how your neural pathways work!  Or as simple as doing a crossword or wordle.


Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)

Influenced by QUEEN OF CUPS

Keep love in your heart.  A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead, the consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.  Who, being loved, is poor?  - Oscar Wilde

A little homework first, Taurus.  Think back to your innocent child self.  Think back to a memory, doesn’t have to be a specific age – just when you felt pure.  Think of what you wanted most – maybe it was a toy, a book, more time on the playground, more time with a parent.  And then give your little self that gift now.  Play with what that might be.  Mother yourself.  Father yourself.  Recreate yourself with just a bit more joy.  August for you is doing what your inner child needs so your adult ego can be pure as you are ready to shine more and this work will prepare you for that.  If you are still lost on what to do, go work out.  Get physical.  Go run.  Go try Orange Theory.  Get your heart racing.

Sleep potion:  Use your eye mask this month and if you feel like being playful.  Decorate it.  Give it a little magic spark.

Gemini (May 21- June 20)

Influenced by 10 OF CUPS

The noblest question in the world is what good may I do in it? – Benjamin Franklin

How will you channel your heart this month, Gemini?  You can be the fiercest protective dragon – but that fire will burn.  Use august to first pinpoint the family, friends and community that you feel most connected and most caring about.  This will help guide you and remind you how safely you too are held in those around you.  Next, your warrior self is connecting to the ancient ones this month.  There is wisdom dropping in like never before and you need to be open to receiving.  Spend time in a tipi.  Go to sacred land.  This is also an excellent time to pray for new baby souls to come through.  The ancients want to support your growth in so many ways this month.  Go let them share with you how you might connect in your own unique ways. 

Sleep potion: Ginger tea is your magic potion.


Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Influenced by 4 OF CUPS

Don’t say you don’t have enough time.  You have exactly the same number of yours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.  – H. Jackson Brown

Cancer, this month feels like a moment.  A moment to relax.  A moment to restructure.  A moment to reorganize.  A moment to breathe.  And an ability to laugh at the fact that you might be feeling you need to conquer the world and yet also take a month off to rest.  Both can be true!  4’s seem to be your number this month.  4 is the number of the heart chakra.  4 is the number of foundational building blocks.  4 is the visionary.  4 is ready to let go of the past to recreate.  Watch for 4s as a reminder you are just where you should be!  Your homework this month is to laugh more.  Feeling torn, frustrated, confused?  Find a way to laugh!

Sleep potion: Watch a funny movie or TikTok before you slumber!

Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)

Influenced by KING OF PENTACLES, Rx

Always reward your long hours of labor and toil in the very best way, surrounded by your family.  Nurture their love carefully, remembering that your children need models, not critics, and your own progress will hasten when you constantly strive to present your best side to your children.  And even if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if you have a loving family, you are a success. – Og Mandino

Have you been letting someone take up too much of your thoughts?  A boss?  An investor?  A big client?  A LOVER?  Whatever is causing you some indecision – what about just taking a chance.  Say what you want to say.  Do what you want to do.  Let go of the thoughts and just go do it!  And instead of worrying about the work or the other, the piece of advice coming through here says – what do you want to change about you? A new attitude, new look, new routine you want to dive into.  Let yourself become just a little bit more of what your soul is craving for you!  Do it! Don’t worry about what it means, just go for it.

Sleep potion:  Burn some palo santo to call in stronger connection to your dreams this month!


Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)

Influenced by KNIGHT OF WANDS, Rx

Give, give, give – what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don’t give it away?  Of having stories if I don’t tell them to others?  Of having wealth if I don’t share it?  I don’t intend to be cremated with any of it. It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine.  – Isabel Allende

Take a moment and think about where you’ve been overextending yourself, Virgo.  I think you’re going to know exactly what this means.  Doing too much for everyone else in your work environment?  Or perhaps it’s trying to be everything and everyone for your family?  Only you can know what’s taking too much.  It’s okay to reprioritize this month so everyone can win!  Less doing and more feeling, Virgo.  What is the essence of you?  Take it all the way back there now.  The simple you full of potential – where is he or she?  That’s what August is all about – coming home to you. 

Sleep potion:  Get your feet on the ground every day if you can. Even two minutes just before bed or in the morning can really ground you in a profound way and help everything work a little better!

Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

Influenced by  10 OF PENTACLES

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

Forgiveness and rebirth are themes for you this month, Libra.  Who is your family?  What do you want family to be for you moving forward?  Where can you forgive the past family dynamics as you are reborn this month.  You can recognize family in a whole new way – with gratitude and refreshed eyes.  The toltecs believe we carry 7 generations of family trauma with us in some capacity.  This begins with your siblings.  Where can you accept this connection while also knowing the magic of awareness and strength you carry to move above the layers of what you carry?  There is not fear but strength in awareness and knowing of who we are and where we came from.  You are understanding all of this at a whole new level now.  Shift out of the limiting ways of the past and create your future with your truth.  Go listen to East Forest. 

Sleep potion:  Play music.  Feel yourself connecting to a song for your bestest sleep.

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

Influenced by THE LOVERS

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can. – John Wesley

Time for more ritual, Scorpio.  There is expansion happening in your inner world and it needs outer extensions to help you determine the messages, meanings and brilliant wisdom presenting through you.  Your ritual may include a medicine bowl, a special tree you can go be with, a ritual connecting you to the flowers and water.  You must make it your own.  You may be discovering more of the healer within.  Or perhaps you are finding more love in your heart that you have not known yet in this lifetime.  You may be discovering talents you’ve really not acknowledged in this lifetime but feel eons old.  Be gentle.  Be ritualistic.  Be in love with yourself this month. 

Sleep potion:  Simple. Tell yourself – I love you.  Every night.


Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)

Influenced by 6 OF PENTACLES

Fill your lungs up with life and repeat are me: I am alive.  I am alive.  I am alive. 

Your lessons are of the financial kind this month, Sag.  How do you want to be giving and receiving?  What are your gifts to share?  What would you like to receive this lifetime?  This is the game for you this month.  Everything is possible but it’s time for you to get clear.  This is not to live in fear or lack.  No.  This is to help you see where you want to give and receive.  You need to look at what has been working and hasn’t been working for you.  What would you change?  What do you need to let go?  You are supported now to make some huge shifts.  Notice by mapping out some of these questions and answers, you will start to see important synchronicities.  These are your signs you are on the right track! 

Sleep potion:  Drumming will bring you to the sleep sweet spot this month.  Find a good drumming mix on spotify or if you have a drum yourself try it out before bed.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 - Jan 19)

Influenced by 2 OF SWORDS

Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life.  You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.

2s are your magic number this month Capricorn.  2 is the number of partnerships.  2 is a number of intuition and gut feelings.  2 is the number of being okay in the unknown.  2 is the number of purification.  You are ready to face some big fears, Cappy.  Feel into that.  What do you want?  What do you need?  Where do you need to purify your thoughts, your body, your emotions.  This is your month to clean and clear it out.  This may mean giving up bad habits.  This may mean crying tears that have long been suppressed.  This may mean going to a sweat lodge.  Only you can know what you need but I can tell you this is the time.

Sleep potion:  Nighttime is about saying no this month.  No late night eating.  No drinking or drugs.


Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)

Influenced by ACE OF SWORDS

Treasure this day and treasure yourself, truly, neither will ever happen again.  – Ray Bradbury 

Work hard play hard is right, Aquarius.  It feels as though it’s all one in the same.  The work is the play and the play is the work for you.  Congrats!  You’ve mastered and your vision is UNLIMITED.  What do you want to create from here?  Your dreams are becoming your reality.  Where are you being given green lights?  Don’t overthink it – JUST GO! Friends are supporting you and how could you be so lucky!?  Yup accept it with gratitude.  And when new possibilities come into the vision, don’t be surprised at how quickly they come together!     

Sleep potion:  Get yourself a fancy dreamcatcher!


Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)

Influenced by THE CHARIOT Rx

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. – Eden Ahbez

What is your intent in partnerships, Pisces?  You might be giving mixed signals to the universe now and it’s important for you to get clear with yourself and with how you are acting in conjunction with what you are saying you want.  Straighten yourself out so you are attracting the kind of experiences that match your purpose.  Your focus now really is on partnership and important relationships in your life.  So give this extra this month and really notice where you may need to get clearer with yourself. 

Sleep potion: The moon is your magic sleep wand this month.  Give her some extra love and attention.

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