The entire month of August is influenced by the number 8 (Saturn), as it is the number of the month. The number eight card in the Major Arcana of the Tarot is Strength. True strength teaches us that it is an inside job. The ability to go within for deeper understanding and our openness to truly "know thyself" is what empowers real strength. Awareness gives birth to a greater will that makes choices based on spiritual self-Love.
This month we are challenged by our deeper beliefs and our ability to see things for what they are instead of what we want them to be. We are asked to practice discipline, to create more structure, and to slow down and go inward to learn about the outer world. By creating a platform for spiritual expansion, we are provided with what we need to live a healthy, happy, peaceful, and harmonious life and we. are encouraged to utilitze the knowledge of cosmic laws to guide the way. Through self understanding, the infinite aspects of Saturn create an expansive foundation for growth and wisdom. This inner alchemy results in a physical manifestation from a belief that all things are possible when we attune the mind, body, and spirit to the power of Love. True inner strength comes from a higher cosmic consciousness that allows one to achieve any goal, complete any task, and heal any wound inside or out. It is the power of Love that helps us to understand who we are, our purpose in life, and how to serve best for the greatest and highest good of all life - which is our true strength.