The Waxing Gibbous Moon is in Capricorn, visible at a strong 87%, and is a centering Moon. We all have within us, a stillness and a sanctuary to which we can retreat at any time and be ourselves. Although we can’t always change what’s going on around us, we can change how we relate to circumstances by learning how to center ourselves in a time of uncertainty. With the ups and downs of everyday life, our emotions can take us on a roller coaster ride. When we are in a stressed mental and emotional state, we can be consumed by negative self-talk, easily distracted, and unable to focus. Take time to relax. We seem to have too much energy swirling in our heads. We need to be centered with both feet on the ground. Breathe in – breathe out. Pay attention to your breath, no matter what is happening around you. Sometimes standing or sitting still makes our internal chaos worse. In these cases, try mindful walking. By learning to center yourself and stay calm and serene, you will be able to handle possible restlessness. The thing about relaxation is this. It’s a simple and powerful mindfulness technique that can restore your sense of balance and equilibrium. And you can do it anywhere at any time. Before you leave home each morning, sit and breathe. Do this even if only for one minute. Give it your full attention. Then go out and start your day.
If you were born on August 22nd, you are a proud, practical and highly intuitive person. You enjoy solving problems and will amaze others by producing a simple solution to a difficult problem. You have a charismatic personality and a deep understanding of people and what motivates them. Your mind is full of ideas and you are keen to realize your thoughts and plans. You may need to overcome a tendency to be restless and impatient. Guard yourself against being critical. You are drawn to unusual individuals. Strong and independent, you can be warm and protective of those you care for.
Daily thought for August 22nd: No matter what you’ve done, you’re not a failure until you quit trying.