August

2017
Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces
The Stars, Above & Within

As long as the human race has walked the earth, we have looked above at the night sky and tried to explain the patterns we have found in the enigmatic night sky. Astrology is how we interpret the stars and their placement, and thus their impact on us.

At Enigma Life, I want you to be able to find all the ways to bring the power of the zodiac into your life.

Sun Signs, Moon Signs & Rising Signs

Most people only know the sign they were born under, and don’t realize that there are two more signs that help make up who they are. The actual name for the commonly known sign is actually the “Sun Sign”. The other two signs are your Moon Sign and your Rising Sign

Sun Sign The most easily identifiable of the three signs, the Sun sign is determined by your birthday. This particular aspect is the sign of your central, or core personality. They also describe, in very general terms, your essential qualities.

→ Table of the signs -- each links to a dedicated sign info page.

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Moon Sign The Moon Sign is the sign of one’s inner self. Associated closely with how you feelings and emotions, many people would identify more closely with their their moon sign than their sun sign.

→ Discovering your Moon Sign.

Rising Sign Describes your temperament, how you look on things in your the aspect of ourselves that we present to most people. Some would say the mask, but this particular mask is actually very connected to who you are.

→ Discovering your Rising Sign

Aries Monthly Overview for August 01, 2017
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

Your first instinct is to be antagonistic when you push up against an unyielding authority figure on August 1st, but protesting will only get you so far. Being a team player doesn’t come naturally, but it might be the right thing to do. You may not feel like you’re in control of your own destiny on the 9th, 10th, and 11th, which can lead to pessimism and a vague feeling of helplessness. Do something to get your adrenaline pumping and remind yourself of who you are – a strong Aries who can accomplish whatever you set your mind to! You’re passionate about personal causes on August 12th and 13th, and you’re ready, willing, and able to pick up the load for someone who isn’t as strong as you. You’re a fierce defender of the things you believe in, and you’re one of the most loyal friends around. The title of thrill-seeking adventurer describes you well on the 20th and 21st, but you may act spontaneously and irrationally just because you feel like it. This behavior can worry casual acquaintances and bystanders, but those who know you best understand that deep down you have a purpose. You just aren’t ready to show the world what it is quite yet.

Taurus Monthly Overview for August 01, 2017
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

Consider the economics of your ideas before acting on them on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. If it doesn’t make sense financially, hold off until it does. You’re at your best on the 14th and 15th, and few people can resist your charming nature. You spoil the people closest to you but may come off as a bit aloof to others. You don’t mean to be mysterious, but it doesn’t bother you when people can’t exactly figure you out either. You seek shelter on the 18th and 19th and would love to be nurtured and spoiled by the right person. You can be a strong Bull when need be, but sometimes you just want to land in a soft, comforting place. Take some personal time to figure things out on the 25th and 26th, because there are some life lessons that need to be learned. You’re taught best by people you consider to be experts in their field, and you have no patience for posers and pretenders. You have a lot of high priorities on your schedule on August 29th, 30th, and 31st, but that won’t stop you from taking time out. Everyone needs a break now and then. Don’t waste your downtime.

Gemini Monthly Overview for August 01, 2017
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

You’re the first to solve intricate puzzles and recognize elaborate optical illusions on August 1st. You’ve got your finger on the pulse of all that’s hip and current, and no new techie invention slips past you unnoticed. You aren’t interested in playing around on the 5th and 6th. If you had your way, everyone would skip the formalities and cut straight to the point. You need a certain amount of finesse to thrive in everyday life, but you only want to offer the bare minimum when it comes to niceties. Your agility sets you apart from all others on August 16th and 17th, and your flexibility (mental and physical) is impressive. You don’t love jumping through hoops to get what you want, but you’re capable of doing it if necessary. Your investigative skills are tested on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, especially when a boss, co-worker, or teacher expects you to pinpoint a problem that everyone else missed. You’re good but not perfect. Luckily, you easily live up to other people’s expectations. You love to play the manipulator on August 27th and 28th, and you’re good at moving the pieces around until they fit perfectly. You can see the whole picture, and it’s pretty.

Cancer Monthly Overview for August 01, 2017
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

You know who your best friends are on August 1st because they’re the only ones who can pull you out of your (real or imagined) deep funk. You really do get by with a little help from your friends, just like the song says. Your mental power is at capacity on the 7th and 8th, and you can’t wait to find out what your brain will churn out next. If you aren’t already part of a brain trust or think tank, maybe you should be. You’re in a rush to get things done on August 12th and 13th, but don’t let the quality of whatever you’re working on suffer. Getting an assignment in on time is important, but so is doing it right. You love the starting stages of a budding romance on the 18th and 19th, and if you’re already in a long-term relationship, the feeling is brand new again. Enjoy all of the moments you spend with your parter or secret crush, because soon they’ll all just be a distant memory. You’d love to get a pass on a major responsibility on August 25th and 26th, but life isn’t offering you any shortcuts. Just do what you’re supposed to do. You can goof off afterward.

Leo Monthly Overview for August 01, 2017
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

Are you being overly dramatic on August 1st or is your life just not that fun right now? Tell your worries to a pal, not because you think they can help but because getting it out into the open is cathartic. You have a slightly “holier than thou” attitude when you discover a new health trend, eating plan, or workout on the 5th and 6th, but don’t expect everyone you know to jump on board. You do you and let everyone else worry about themselves. You have lots of innovative ideas on August 14th and 15th, and the people around you can’t wait to see what you’ll do next. There’s pressure to be successful, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. You’re a born superstar! The path of least resistance isn’t always the best one, but you can’t help but procrastinate and look for every possible shortcut on the 18th and 19th. Being lazy might satisfy your lackadaisical mood right now, but your reputation could suffer in the long run. You can’t imagine flying solo on the 25th and 26th, so call up your best buds and plan an outing. The details don’t matter as much as the friendship, but in true Leo form, you’re happiest when you’re in the spotlight.

Virgo Monthly Overview for August 01, 2017
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

You battle between what you want to do and what you’re supposed to do on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, but like most responsible Virgos, doing things the “right” way usually wins out. If you owe someone a favor, these are good days to follow through. You’re in the slow lane on the 9th, 10th, and 11th, so try not to feel threatened by people who want to pass you. The world goes at its own pace, and your best is good enough. Remember that every time you don’t win the blue ribbon or gold medal for speed. You go by the “if you’re not early, you’re late” tenet on August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, and one of your biggest pet peeves is other people’s tardiness. If a date or potential employee doesn’t show up on time, you might not wait around. Their loss. Others might urge you to shirk your responsibilities on the 29th, 30th, and 31st, but you aren’t that kind of person. You’ll be the last one at the party - cleaning up the mess - because that’s just how you roll. Don’t doubt for a second how grateful others are for your high level of commitment to the task at hand.

Libra Monthly Overview for August 01, 2017
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

Steadiness and stability are your best features on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, and your closest friends secretly wish they could be more like you. It’s okay to let compliments go to your head, because right now, in life, you’re killing it! You’re crushing on someone or something hard on the 12th and 13th, but just because you want doesn’t mean you can have. This might be a hard lesson, but sometimes you just have to live with disappointment. You won’t stop short of your goal on the 16th and 17th, and you can obtain most of the information you need through reading. Go the old-fashioned route and actually visit the library, or use technology to your advantage and look up what you need to know online. Either way, you won’t stop until you get the facts. Things are looking up on the 20th and 21st, and there is a lot of fun to be had. What’s next? Use your spare time on these days to cross things off your “must explore” list of local haunts. Romance can’t be denied on August 25th and 26th, but its definition is different for different people. You don’t have to have a significant other to explore passion and express love.

Scorpio Monthly Overview for August 01, 2017
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

Can you feel all eyes turn toward you when you walk into the room on August 1st? Your powerful, magnetic personality can’t be ignored, so you shouldn’t try to deny it. Own it, Scorpio. You have trouble syncing up with the important people in your life on the 7th and 8th, which could cause problems at home or on the job. If just one area of your life is off track, it’s hard to get the others to fall in line. Take care of important business before trying to move on to lesser priorities. You take a straightforward approach on the 14th and 15th, and if that causes you to fall behind in a competition, well then, so be it. You strive to remain honest above all else, including with winning. Your attitude might not be understood, but it’s always respected. You’re ready to lend a hand to anyone who asks for one on August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, which could lead to you being taken advantage of. But you’d rather be able to sleep at night knowing you tried to do the right thing than worry about whether you could have or should have done anything differently.

Sagittarius Monthly Overview for August 01, 2017
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

What’s the worst thing you can imagine on August 1st? Whatever it is, reality is about a hundred times less dire! Don’t let your imagination get the better of you, Sagittarius. No one is out to get you. The 9th, 10th, and 11th are excellent days to get sage advice, especially from an older boss, mentor, or relative. You know that saying, “If I only knew then what I know now”? Well, you have the chance to know now, so take advantage of it! August 14th and 15th could be totally mundane if you don’t pay attention, but you find magic in some of the tiniest details once you focus on them. Leave no stone unturned when looking for fun and adventure. Your curiosity gets the better of you on the 18th and 19th, but that’s no excuse to step over the ethical or moral line. Don’t invade anyone else’s privacy, no matter how much you want to know about him or her. You love to be around others on August 29th, 30th, and 31st, and there’s really no reason to feel lonely for a single second. You’re able to make friends pretty much everywhere you go.

Capricorn Monthly Overview for August 01, 2017
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

What’s your wildest dream? You’re usually rooted squarely in reality, but some of your out-there fantasies could actually come true on August 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. Have low expectations but reach for the stars. Some long-term strategies you’ve been working on finally start of pay off on the 5th and 6th, and you’re a perfect example of where hard work and effort can take you. Prepare to be the envy of your friends, family, and co-workers. You don’t do what you do for the applause, but it’s still nice to get a standing ovation every once in a while. Your personal life clashes with school or career on the 12th and 13th, but your choices are usually pretty cut and dried. Like most Capricorns, you prioritize responsibilities over fun. If you’re worried about what your friends will think of your choices, don’t be. They’re probably used to you being the sensible one by now. You don’t have to be in the middle of a problem to know how to handle it on August 22nd, 23rd and 24th, but you can’t work to the best of your ability without knowing any details either. Strive for reaching the middle ground, especially when communicating important information.

Aquarius Monthly Overview for August 01, 2017
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

Feeling socially useful is important to you on August 1st, which makes volunteering a high priority. If you haven’t chosen a worthy cause, what are you waiting for? There are a lot of local and global charities that could use your help. The 7th and 8th are extremely productive days, and you’re an excellent speaker, lobbyist, and ambassador for the things you believe in. Self-promotion is not only allowed but also encouraged. Why shouldn’t you toot your own horn? Word has it that you’re pretty amazing. You get reminders that you are part of something bigger on August 18th and 19th, and things like communal dining and taking public transportation help keep you grounded and connected to other humans. Look for helpful signs from the Universe that you’re focused on the right things and moving in a good direction. You have all the latest news on what’s going on with friends of friends and mild acquaintances on the 25th and 26th, but hearsay can sometimes lead to misunderstandings. Take a minute to try to connect with them directly if you have any questions about their words or behavior. Spreading gossip and rumors is not what’s up.

Pisces Monthly Overview for August 01, 2017
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

You’re the first to admit that you have problems with confrontation, and feeling super unsure of yourself isn’t helping anything on August 1st. Lay low and take notes in the background until you have enough evidence to back up your suspicions. The 9th, 10th, and 11th are fabulous days to take care of yourself, so a trip to the spa or time with friends should be high on your to-do list. It’s hard not to feel a little bit selfish, but pampering yourself every once in a while gives you the strength to do things for others on a regular basis. You’re tempted to get lost in your daydreams on the 16th and 17th, but procrastinating isn’t the answer. Take your head out of the clouds and spend some time on earth just long enough to get your chores done. Then you can relax and drift off thinking about all of those “what if” scenarios. You have your own way of doing things and you definitely don’t appreciate anyone trying to show you alternate methods on August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. The way you see it, if it isn’t broken, there is no need to fix it.