The Waxing Crescent Moon is visible at 32%, located in Scorpio, and emits vibrations of conflict. Today, you may have a great deal of difficulty tolerating opposing points of view. Be a bit kinder to your enemies, you may need them at some time in the future. You might believe that in order to truly forgive your enemies, they will have to apologize for their wrongs against you. But this gives your enemy a large amount of power. Realize that forgiveness and loving your enemy is more about benefiting yourself than them. True compassion is a profound skill, one that has much more in common with fierceness than softness. Compassion arises when you allow someone else’s pain into your own heart without a personal agenda. Loving your enemies and praying for those who persecute you is liberating. Sometimes, the best way to love your enemy is to focus your energy on more positive relationships. If there is someone you’ve wanted to get to know better, ask them out for a cup of coffee or to get a drink after work.
If you were born on August 16th, you have a determined strength that is formidable. You are a born leader. Petty details do not concern you, choosing instead to focus on the end result. Others may regard you as a genuine mystery because of the apparent contradictions in your personality. You have been showing your restless streak and your hot-blooded temper. Realize the value of silence and of peace. You love to know what motivates others, and your ability to deal with people is a major part of your success. You love glamour and socializing.
Daily thought for August 16th: Few of us ever live in the present, we are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone. Now is all we have. Everything else is just a thought.