Laura’s AUG 2020 Mystical Midlife Reading
Meeting Laura feels like a divinely inspired connection. I met her during a pivotal time in my life and she helped guide me back from the brink of despair due to Late Stage Lyme Disease and deep wounds from trauma. She not only helped to save my life, she helped me find a new life and a new way of being. Laura opened my eyes to many new worlds, including the world of astrology and the North Nodes. My life began to change quickly as I discovered parts of myself I didn’t know existed. Midlife is a powerful time of self discovery and the North Nodes are a glittering North Star to follow to discover who you’re meant to be, versus who have have been told to be, in this lifetime. Working with Laura and learning about my North Node in Leo was like opening a treasure box to discover a world of unknown gifts from my soul. She’s a rare treasure bringing a grounded and centered approach to astrology. I highly recommend a one on one session with Laura, particularly at Midlife!
What is North Node Astrology?
Your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.
Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This monthly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world. – Laura
Ease Into Fiery August with Your North Node Reading
August 2020 features potent energies in the Collective. August 3 brings a Full Moon in Aquarius at 11:59 a.m. Eastern US time. This potent opposition of Sun in Leo, Moon in Aquarius forms a T-square with volatile liberator Uranus in Taurus. The energies will affect everyone, but especially those with key placements in 10-13 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. Any conflicts between head and heart may reach a crisis or catharsis during this Full Moon. You’ll fare best by balancing nurturing, love and stability with your need for freedom.
Depending on your time zone, in the late hours of August 4 or early August 5, Mercury moves from Cancer to Leo. This Messenger brings the element of Air to fiery Leo, and Air fuels Fire. Communication will go faster and further: try to pause before you speak or write. Communicate from the heart.
On August 5, transiting Venus conjuncts the Collective North Node at 28 Gemini. This is a powerful alignment in which the Goddess of Love has a date with Destiny. This date offers course correction in areas of love, romance, beauty, wealth and self-esteem. The Nodes move backwards through the zodiac, so this meeting is brief, yet potent, with lasting effects. The Collective Nodes affect everyone, but this alignment will especially affect anyone with significant placements at 27-29 Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces.
On August 15, Uranus stations direct and moves retrograde for the rest of 2020. This transit offers a slight reprieve from 2020’s revolutionary fervor. Use this time to get clear on intention, because late 2020 and early 2021 will burst forth before you know it! Expect unusual, paradigm shifting revelations from August through the rest of the year. The New Moon on August 18 offers a chance for reset with revised intentions and perhaps a slower, more nurturing pace.
August 22, the Sun enters Virgo, shifting from Fire to Earth. Virgo’s a mental Earth sign, ruled by Mercury, so the final week of August encourages us to ground our thoughts into physical form. Hug a tree, walk barefoot on the grass. Brings those ideas down to Earth.
How this sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.
You can find your North Node sign here which is usually different than your Sun sign. (If you’re right on a cusp, consider both options, or book a reading for more clarity.)
Laura’s August 2020 Midlife North Node Readings
ARIES NORTH NODE: Mars continues activating his home sign with fire, willpower, passion and drive. Joining wounded healer Chiron in a long sojourn through Aries, Mars brings courage and focus to move beyond old wounds and codependence that slow you down. Watch for messages after August 5, when Mercury moves into Leo, offering even more supportive fire energy to your nodal axis. Sudden realizations may come as a shock when you realize not everyone plays fair or with integrity. You need to go your own way, regardless of what anyone around you says or thinks. A little righteous anger is fine. Just remember to channel it into positive action steps. You’ll feel love and satisfactions as you follow your own passion. Make sure you exercise this month. A stronger body helps you feel more focused and confident in other areas.
TAURUS NORTH NODE: Slow and steady wins your race, but with rebel, liberator Uranus making his way through Taurus, you may also experience periods of swift activity. If life asks you to charge ahead, remember your own values before committing to the change. Will this change support your body? How about your sense of self-worth? Will it bring more beauty and abundance into your life? Take time to ask and answer these questions. You matter, and you create matter from your thoughts, feelings and values. Getting to know yourself results in better manifesting. Think timing rather than linear time. Sometimes things move at a glacial pace while coming into alignment, so that you can surge ahead when ready. It won’t feel shocking if you’re prepared. It will feel like the next logical step in living a more magical life.
GEMINI NORTH NODE: The key to navigating change with Grace is to find your own inner sanctum. Gemini North Node natives thrive on change. They just don’t always know it. Anytime you catch yourself railing against “what is,” look for ways the opposite is also true. Duality is your friend. It saves you from so much unnecessary stress and angst. You don’t need certainty when you learn to embrace the in-between. From the Almost-Not-Quite-Maybe Realm, you gather energy to make the best of any situation. You can afford to lighten up because you’re the type who can thrive no matter what’s going on “out there.” Gemini rules short journeys. Take some walks and day trips. Get to know your neighbors and your neighborhood. Yours is a social sign. Even if you don’t always feel that way, little encounters feed you. Things don’t need to feel heavy and serious in order to be meaningful. A little levity lifts your spirits and those around you.
CANCER NORTH NODE: This extended period of COVID-19 lockdown has offered wonderful opportunities for Cancer North Node natives. If you’ve taken advantage of more time at home to sort, repair and upgrade, you’ve done well. Nurturing yourself and others puts you most on path. Masks and social distancing can feel off-putting, but resist the urge to detach. Look people in the eyes to connect with their heart and soul. You have an innate knack for bringing comfort to uncomfortable situations. If you work in a service industry or on the front lines, thank you for making a difference. You really do! If you know someone working to love, heal, honor and/or protect, let them know you care. A kind word at the right moment can soften and encourage someone who needs that support right now. If your nest egg has grown or you have more time, consider sharing that abundance through a gift or volunteering to support someone who touches your heart.
LEO NORTH NODE: The Sun, Leo’s ruler, shines in your sign for most of August. If you’ve felt blindfolded and walking by faith alone, this month should shine some light in the darkness. Supportive fire energy from Aries and Sagittarius also encourages clarity and purification. Think: “awakening from the nightmare.” Whether you’ve had literal nightmares or just a crisis of courage, August brings some magic just when you need it most. Keep your eyes open as elements come together. Your heart knows the Plan, even if your mind can’t fathom it. Allow hope and joy to rise. You’ve worked so hard, Leo. Spend some time this month celebrating your success. Large or small, those moments add up. Give yourself credit where credit is due. If you’ve taken big strides, acknowledge what it took to get where you are now. Time is on your side. You can afford to rest on your laurels a bit. Expressing gratitude aligns you with even bigger blessings.
VIRGO NORTH NODE: What satisfies you, Virgo? You’re learning discernment: those details that really make life worth living, not just the cosmic soup of “anything goes.” You know how to sense the bigger picture. Don’t be afraid to narrow your focus. Too much stimulation enervates you. Crossing things off the list frees you. If it doesn’t delight you, cross it off. If you’ve finished something, cross it off. Learn to prioritize what truly nourishes, and invest appropriate effort. Busy bees make more honey, but if that honey feels like pulling teeth, then it’s not for you. No matter how sweet someone tells you it is, trust your own taste. Don’t accept what belongs to someone else. You thrive when you enjoy your efforts. Notice how your body tells you what you like or don’t like. What an ally! Your personal biofeedback generator.
LIBRA NORTH NODE: Focus on justice, fairness and honor this month. With Mars, Chiron and Black Moon Lilith activating your South Node in Aries, old attitudes, wounds and patterns could flair up. Before reacting, align yourself with the greater good. Libra North Node natives thrive by pausing to weigh both sides of an issue. A little internal conflict is better than hasty words or actions you can’t undo. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you always should! Practice discretion and restraint until you sense a balanced way forward. This is a good time to begin a mindfulness practice. Become the observer, not just the doer. Allow others to confide in you, knowing that all sides have value. When you listen and discern, you can shift disharmony and confusion into successful collaboration.
SCORPIO NORTH NODE: Scorpio and its ruler, Pluto, so often deal with themes of Shadow, death, destruction, power and abuse. There’s another side, though. More than other signs, Scorpio North Node natives benefit from rebirth and regeneration. If you feel life’s been taking people and things away from you, explore what’s beginning to replace the old. What new life do you see poking through the compost? Bringing light to the shadowy places not only reveals the “bad” stuff. It also fuels growth and beauty that could not have appeared before. Take some time this month to acknowledge and savor blessings in disguise. What ships are coming in? What small victories can you celebrate? Get creative — whether through art, music, or poetry — express gratitude for unexpected rebirth. For the times life pushed you out of the nest so you could earn your wings. In what ways have your challenges prepared you to be someone else’s angel? In what ways are you learning how to fly?
SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: What does the horse-man Archer have in common with the Unicorn? You’re both mythical creatures who need to follow your own lead. Intuition tells your arrow where to point; divine inspiration tells the Unicorn where it needs to appear for purification and healing. Use the fiery energies of August to burn away insecurities and distractions. Sag North Node natives do well to narrow focus. You don’t need to say “yes” to everything. Your magic reveals itself through one on one communication as well as teaching. Take periodic social media fasts and focus instead on deepening your relationships and studies. You can’t be all things to everyone, but you can be the most authentic you. Clearing your plate allows you to fill it with the most nourishing and delicious options. When you do that, the right people will find you and your work. The Collective South Node continues to move through your sig. Use this time to evaluate what works and what doesn’t. It’s OK to say “no” in order to find your true “Yes!”
CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: When you long for security in an increasingly chaotic world, remember to lead and inspire rather than getting swallowed by tidal waves of empathy and overwhelm. What traditions and structures are worth preserving? What values can you model and bring into tangible form? What areas need shoring up? Which areas of life could use some renovation? When you see opportunities to improve, muster the courage to take them. Wallowing in fear or sadness won’t help you or others. Assess and strategize. What can you do? Focus your energies on that, and you’l make steady progress. You don’t need to save the entire world, and you can’t hide away from it either. Capricorn North Node natives thrive when doing what needs to be done, step by step. You can climb high when you keep going.
AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: The Sun is moving through your South Node sign of Leo for the first three weeks of August, shining lighten old patterns, while Mars, Chiron and Black Moon Lilith make their way through Aries. All this fire increases opportunities for purification and healing. You’ll do well focusing on friendships and collaboration. See if you can catch a glimpse of the unusual hiding in plain view. There’s often much more to people who appear ordinary. Scratch beneath the surface by creating a tolerant and openminded space for people to show more of who they really are. The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 3 forms a T-square with the Sun in Leo and Uranus in earthy Taurus. Since Uranus rules Aquarius, this potent alignment adds energy to shake things loose. Look for the magic and expect to find it. You can use these energies to liberate you from a need to control people or events. “If not this, then something better.” Let life surprise you.
PISCES NORTH NODE: Use your powerful imagination to bring the world of your dreams more into everyday life. Pisces North Node natives need to spend time daydreaming and swimming through visions of an ideal world. Practicality is overrated. Manifestation begins in the spiritual and imaginal realms. Creativity is one of your best tools. Whether through fashion, art, decorating, poetry or music, focus your energy on brining more beauty, harmony and ideal love into the world. Faery lore talks about Glamour — the ability to project confidence, strength and charisma beyond your normal levels. When Pisces North Node natives do this, the Glamour tends to become the “real.” Use this power for good. In a world divided, your flow and grace bring much needed harmony and healing.
You’re probably wondering … Who is Laura Bruno?!
Laura Bruno (that’s me!) is an Empowerment Coach, Medical Intuitive, Astrologer, Reiki Master Teacher and Life Path Reader. I specialize in transitions, life changing health issues, silver linings, and inspiring others to live bold and beautiful lives. I hold a Masters Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. A 1998 traumatic brain injury shifted my focus from reading books to reading energy. It was a gift. My last 19 years have been spent helping people heal themselves and our world. You can read more about me on my website About Page.
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