Erica's Star Scopes of 2020

Welcome to Erica’s AUGUST STAR SCOPES.  My StarScopes are an alchemy of astrological signs, tarot insight combined with angelic and elemental guidance.  This month, as the focus is on truth and clarity, I have used   my mythic tarot with my Archangel Michael oracle.  In times of trouble Archangel Michael is a powerful cosmic energy to call to our side to protect and guide. So, this was the perfect deck to work alongside angel Hamaliel this month.


The angel who presides over August is Hamaliel, the angel of logic, working with the forces of the earth we stand upon to keep grounded and focussed. Hamaliel helps us to engage and work with accuracy when clear thinking is needed. Hamaliel aids clarity and helps us detach from the ego of life when we need to stand back to get a clear objective view. If the same situation or circumstances keep appearing in life, this is Hamaliel’s way of asking you to stand back and look at the patterns. What should you learn? When you see the truth, you see where your path lies.






CAPRICORN 22nd December-20th January

If there is a situation or relationship in your life that is not in your best interest, either because it drains your energy and is a one-way arrangement, or because it is abusive to you mentally and emotionally by controlling you to keep the advantage, Capricorn, it is time to go. Equally, if you know that you are doing the controlling, acknowledge that and ask yourself what fears drive you. Whichever way round it is, the new feminine archetype which is arising as earth and her inhabitants ascend to fifth dimensional heart-based existence will not sustain old patriarchal dominance and gaslighting. Patriarchal energy works well when it protects, guides and encourages. Force is the weapon of fear. So, enough.  It takes planning and work to detach from unhealthy situations, so Archangel Michael is on hand to help make healthy changes. There is nothing created that cannot be recreated in a loving and caring image. Yes, it may feel like a metaphorical death, but just like the seasons, new life always begins when we have the courage to prune away old growth.


AQUARIUS 21st January-19th Feb

You may feel like you are emerging from a long, dark tunnel or the depths of a cave. In way, we all are.  It has been an extraordinary year.  The important thing to remember is that you have learned so much during your time of enforced lockdown. Now it is time to step back into the light and to live the new reality you have discovered. Perhaps, events have raised the heights of your tolerance. Perhaps, you have deeper compassion and understanding. Perhaps, you better understand the challenges that others face in daily life.  Archangel Michael encourages you to honour and trust your feelings. Rejoice in the re-engagement with life and look for all the love that has come forth. It is your choice where you place your focus, and thereafter who you attract towards the light of your flame.


PISCES 20th February-20th March

Pisces, you are a deeply sensitive sign and the news thrust at you for the past few months could easily tip you into facing the world with a sense of dread. Archangel Michael is here with his guidance and protection and asks you to let go of fear now. If you have felt distanced, isolated and excluded now is the time to allow that to fade.  It is a matter of perspective that has arrived through fearful thoughts.  Events are just facts. Archangel Michael reminds you that they can only flip us into stress and anxiety if we allow them to become the dominant reality in our mind. It is time for you to reconnect to all the love that is out in the world, and to see the possibilities so you can give birth to your next new reality based on that.


ARIES 21st March-20th April

This month, the question you might ask is: “who holds the purse strings, and why?”  Archangel Michael suggests that you ask to be shown the wisdom and creativity to see the miracles that are around, and that they can be great or small, but miracles, nevertheless. If you feel you are in a tussle with someone over money or other material facets of life which could give rise to feelings of lack, or that things never work out in your favour, be mindful of perspective. Is this actually true? Are you controlled by money or your perceived lack of it? What if you let go of that worry and concentrated on broadcasting all you have to offer out to the universe and then wait to see what transpires? Miracles sometimes arrive in tiny steps that eventually lead to a completely new path and a new direction.


TAURUS 21st April-21st May

There’s a lot to be done this month as the world emerges from the lockdown. Some lives and businesses have to be rebuilt, and some begun again from scratch. However, underneath it all there is great love, Taurus. Hold onto the memory of all the love and kindness that has supported and surrounded you as you face up to the “to do” list. It’s actually not as daunting as you may think once you break it down into manageable pieces. “Keep your sense of humour handy” is Archangel Michael’s advice. Being able to smile and accept when things don’t quite go to plan will keep your heart open and attract more love and aid to your side. What was has gone; what is, is your new quest.




GEMINI 22nd May-21st June

Gemini, being the twin energy, you can be impetuous sometimes as you swing between one idea and the next. Balance is going to be key this month. Don’t be swayed by impressive arguments and words, look beneath for the essence of the intention and meaning.  Archangel Michael reminds you that sometimes it is helpful to look at the world through the eyes of a child. They are not bamboozled by spin and rhetoric. Look at what is being offered and ponder why things are said. This will keep you grounded, balanced and more peaceful. From this perspective you can forge a new base from which to view and interact with the world.



CANCER 22nd June-23rd July

The thought to hold onto through August is that the sun always rises every day and shines even when there are clouds between you and that light. And at night, the stars are there, twinkling, whether we see them, or not. Divine creation is eternal and so are we. Archangel Michael says: trust this knowledge and give everything to divine wisdom, and then let go. In letting go, we surrender and allow space for our reality to realign. The more we struggle with it, the further away we push the solution.  Surrender, let go and allow infinite love to resolve and heal everything and everyone involved. There is more power in this peace than all the weapons in Christendom.


LEO 24th July-23rd August

Happy birthday day. Your next year beckons and before this month is out you are called to evaluate your life.  It is harvest time and it is time for you to harvest the grains and fruits of your year. What were you offered? Was it temptation or a chance to step up and change the way you interact with the world? Take the lessons and store them as useful seeds for the future. Don’t be nervous about change. It’s always scary looking over the precipice before you leap. You have angels with you, and they have wings to help you fly. Call on Archangel Michael and his holy fire to empower you and listen to his guidance in meditation. You have a new moon in your sign on 19th so use it well. By the end of this month, if you feel like you’ve wrestled a lion and won, you’ve had a great month.



VIRGO 24th August-23rd September

This is a month for organised and earthy Virgo to face those feelings. Not your favourite thing, perhaps? But this month, in order to get the clear -headed vision you desire, you are going to have to dive into that watery realm and come to terms with how you feel about life. The new moon in Leo on 19th is a great time to plant seeds to grow and manifest. However, first you need to know what those seeds are. Throwing a random pack of seeds into the ether might get you thistles or roses.  They are both beautiful, but which one did you intend? Archangel Michael is standing at your shoulder to help with energy work and will connect with wise counsel and teachers if you ask.


LIBRA 24th September-23rd October

Libra, this month you will know when you are on the right path. Begin by asking Archangel Michael to oversee your deliberations and to nudge you if you stray or feel lost. Meditate, pray and ask him to give you loud and clear guidance the courage to follow it.  Your ego is going to have a tantrum. Just expect it. You are trying to make choices as the world whirls, shifts and earthquakes under you and your ego wants to be in charge. Remember you can’t control events, but you have total control over your reactions and your heart’s response. You may feel you can’t find your balance. Well, Libra loves balance and what feels like unbalance to you, is relative. Others might see it as nothing at all.  Keep an open mind and don’t hang onto belief systems just because they were your truths, once. Weigh everything in the balance of your heart and then be ready to go out into the world armed to shine your light.







SCORPIO 24th October-22nd November

Scorpio, gently does it, this month. Your focus will be mainly on finances or other material aspects of life. You’d like an increase; or you fear you’ll lose what you have; or you’d like to try something new but fear this is not the time to be making changes when you already have a job and so many are losing theirs. You are a deeply feeling and sometimes reactionary and fearful water sign and this might have your seas churning. So, be gentle, that’s Archangel Michael’s guidance.  Acknowledge that you feel vulnerable. Don’t allow judgement to run the show. It doesn’t matter whether others seem better or worse than you. What matters is you! Working in partnership with others will be favourable. When you stand in support and co-operation you receive as much as you give.






SAGITTARIUS 23rd November-21st December

The door, or I should say, portal is open for you to step up and shine your unique light in the world. If you teach, or are thinking of teaching, this is certainly a good time. Perhaps, you have been thinking of offering an online course or writing a book. It’s those pesky hows, and what ifs that are troubling when we face a new creative challenge, particularly in the arena of money and other resources. Archangel Michael advises you to explore your options. When you start to investigate and research you are telling the universe what you are seeking and that’s when those wonderful synchronicities start to show up. Stay alert and follow the rabbits down the burrows. If it’s a dead end, turn around follow other leads. You’ll know when you’re on the right path because it will feel right.





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