Dogs are sweating, it’s finally summer: Your numerology cycles for August 1–15
It’s August and it’s finally beginning to feel like summer. What a strange year we’ve had here in Vancouver, with summer weather only arriving in late summer. Finally, I’m able to open my back door and let my Yorkshire terrier free in the yard. He loves it, and this morning, as I was giving him, a quick brush, I noticed sure proof that summer has arrived: dog perspiration, or to be more straightforward, dog sweat. My little, 7-pound canine only really smells like a dog when it’s very warm. Today he does—the final proof that it is summer in Vancouver, and bath time.
To find out what August has in store for you, calculate your key number by adding the day and month of your birth. Continue adding until you arrive at a single digit. For example, if your birthday is October 14, your personal number is determined as follows: 10 + 14 = 24. Then 2 + 4 = 6, and you have the key number (6) that you will keep for life.
Key number 1
August is a serious month for you, a time to put your head down and take care of work and responsibilities. You will be tested in your emotional life, and you won’t be able to get away with anything. Cut corners, break rules, and leave tasks incomplete or sloppily done at your peril. It’s August and the beach and barbecue beckon, but like Cinderella, you must labour at your hearth, longing for your pumpkin, which will not arrive until next month.
Key number 2
After the rather gloomy energy of last month, August is a time to percolate. Restlessness rules, feet itch, adventure is in the wind. If ever there were a time to hit the road, take some mental health days, or get into mischief, this is the time. I like to refer to this as ants-in-your-pants energy. Not eloquent, but accurate. Carve out freedom however you can. Even the calmest or most bovine among us is bound to feel an urge to move, dance, or stir things up in one way or another. Be careful that you don’t stir with your tongue. Sarcasm and wittiness come from the same place in our brains. The portal is open.
Key number 3
This is a month to focus on relationships and finding your inner social worker. The domestic side of your nature will also scream for expression. Stay at home and cook, or travel with your family or loved ones. The byword for this month is giving. Give, give, give. It will pay off, in the long run. Home and house, friends and relatives, spouses and lovers will all want a little piece of you under the sensitive and emotional influence of this month. You must be willing to dole out energy and compassion, and lend a listening ear to those who need mothering. You will be inclined to be helpful, but avoid meddling where it is not needed.
Key number 4
My favourite description of this cycle month is that it is the time for the spiritual hen to sit upon her nest. It’s not a good time for being overly social, but it’s an excellent time for getting to know, and perhaps even hugging, trees in your vicinity. Communing with nature, practicing yoga or meditation, and taking time for yourself are all recommended activities when you’re under the influence of this energy. A side benefit of retreating from the world, to whatever degree, is that your intuition will be sharp as a darning needle. Please, pay attention to what it is telling you.
Key number 5
Power and influence are within your grasp under the energy of this cycle month. Take advantage of opportunities that come your way while everyone else is at the beach or dozing in the sun. Explore financial questions and opportunities thoroughly. A cloak of personal authority is in your closet, waiting to be taken out and donned. It may seem a little large for your figure, but it will drape around you comfortably, as an old bathrobe, if you are willing to wear it out into the streets. Watch a tendency to be overcontrolling. Yes, you do know what will work, in most situations, but not everyone is seeing the same powerful vision on the horizon.
Key number 6
There is light at the end of the tunnel, but you may not be able to see it quite yet. This is an ending time in your cycle pattern, a time to re-evaluate what to keep and what to let go of. It is wise to pay attention to areas of your life where energy is not moving. This is a time to relinquish projects, ideas or relationships that are not working. Be brave and face that tiny pair of jeans you will never be able to wear again. Buy a pair you can actually get into comfortably, and move forward. This is not to say you must compromise in all areas of your life. It is important, though, to be realistic about what you really want, and clear the space for it to happen.
Key number 7
The energetic force that you will be living under may be unexpected in these dog days of summer, but August is a powerful new-beginning time for you. Planting seeds for the future is essential in all areas of your life. A natural optimism, strength and leadership should pervade your consciousness under this influence. Change is in the wind. At this time, you are able to create dramatic progress and new beginnings. The energy of this month may sometimes be a bit confusing, especially in the middle of summer, but if you pay attention to it, capture its essence, and plant it as a seed in the garden of your consciousness, anything is possible.
Key number 8
Be willing to stay in the background this month. You will be sensitive to the needs of others and can best use your energy as a supporter. Continue to work on the projects and ideas you started last month, but in a more subdued, concentrated way. There are rewards waiting for you if you are able to be a co-operator rather than instigator. The energy of this cycle month is the energy of the diplomat. Peacemaking is your gift this month. Pay attention to what is happening around you and watch for opportunities to create harmony in your environment, physically and emotionally. This is a good time to pay attention to your wardrobe and how you are seen in the material world.
Key number 9
Under the expressive energy of this cycle month, a tendency to chatter, express, and make new friends is almost irresistible. You have more opportunities to exercise your creativity under this vibration than you have had for several months. Make the most of it. Socializing is essential. If you are not on the guest list of A-list parties, perhaps you should try giving one yourself. Be a social butterfly, flapping your wings outside of your usual circle. You may be surprised to find which beautiful flower beckons you.