With the ancient Celtic festival of Lughnasad (sometimes called Lammas) on August 1, we enter the time of sacred harvest, when our thoughts turn to the spiritual gifts and accomplishments we have gathered over the past growing season.
Let your sun sign ask questions and suggest deep new ways to appreciate your own inner growth and process. Your horoscope can help you to a rich and bountiful spirit harvest.
You may want to let the following questions be the starting place for meditation.
Aries, March 21-April 19: When did you have an opportunity to do something meaningful in the service of your beliefs? How did your energetic zeal or even passionate anger over some injustice make a positive difference?
Taurus, April 20-May 21: How did your caretaking and patience help nurture a difficult situation? In what ways did your attention help encourage someone or something to grow and become stronger?
Gemini, May 22-June 20: Which ideas, out of the many you have had, excited you most? How did your willingness to be inspired and communicate give fresh energy to a situation?
Cancer, June 21-July 22: When did your strong and sensitive feelings give you insight on the best way to understand someone? How did you allow yourself to emerge from vulnerability or shyness to be deeply touched by someone or something?
Leo, July 23- Aug 22: When did you shine most brightly? What situations or events caused you to rise to the occasion and radiate positive good energy?
Virgo, Aug 23-Sept 22: How did you bring order to your life or someone else’s? In what ways did your wisdom about nourishment and bodily healing help yourself or another?
Libra, Sept 23-Oct 22: How did you create beauty in your life or someone else’s? What situations gave you the opportunity to bring harmony and balance to the world?
Scorpio, Oct 23-Nov 21: What have you learned in your explorations of the deep places? What wisdom about the nature of deep and deathless connection have you gained?
Sagittarius, Nov 22-Dec 21: What interesting places or people have inspired you most? How did you make helpful connections between others?
Capricorn, Dec 22-Jan 19: What projects did you bring to completion? In what ways did you make someone’s life more easeful or pleasant?
Aquarius, Jan 20-Feb 18: What spiritual ideas or concepts excited you most? How were you able to share your passion for alternative ways of understanding spirituality with others?
Pisces, Feb 19-March 20: What acts of selfless service did you perform? How did you gain a deeper understanding and compassion for the suffering in the world?
By Cait Johnson, co-author of Celebrating the Great Mother (Inner Traditions, 1995).