August 2018

Your Horoscope as Told by Photography and Astrology
by J B Keyser


Photo: Yoshinori Mizutani

The energy of the stars seems to evoke images of a spring this month — a font of purified, clear water. Hot, summer days continue on from July into August, and the first half of the month seems to be ripe with plenty of exciting days; but as we move towards the latter half of August and closer to fall, water energy begins to pervade the air. Our hearts can be rejuvenated, replenished. At first, tensions between Mars and Uranus seem to rise, while the Sun and Jupiter seem to activate one another — the workplace and your lovelife seems to become more active than usual. At the same time, this period sees a lot of projects pile up at once — meaning that stress may begin to accumulate more than usual. The burning heat of the summer sun and chaotic days may leave you feeling drained — the “wellspring” of inspiration within you may feel a bit dried out. Your heart may begin to crave “moisture,” and calm.

No need to worry, though. With a Solar Eclipse on the 11th and a shift in planetary movements in the latter half of August, we see the abundant fire energy in the air begin to subside, with breezy water and earth energy coming back into the forefront. The hectic pace seems to subside and days begin to feel calmer; normality finds its way back to you. Like how water seems to rise up from a dried spring, you’ll find that creativity and inspiration seems to find rise within you again — just make sure to give yourself room for rest. As we move into fall, the faded colors of summer appear sharper, clearer. Everything will begin to look different.

This month at PhotoAstrology, we hope to provide hints to help you live out your August to your fullest — together with images selected to represent the signs this month.

The Signs

  • Aries


    3/21 – 4/19

  • Taurus


    4/20 – 5/20

  • Gemini


    5/21 – 6/21

  • Cancer


    6/22 – 7/22

  • Leo


    7/23 – 8/22

  • Virgo


    8/23 – 9/22

  • Libra


    9/23 – 10/23

  • Scorpio


    10/24 – 11/21

  • Sagittarius


    11/22 – 12/21

  • Capricorn


    12/22 – 1/19

  • Aquarius


    1/20 – 2/18

  • Pisces


    2/19 – 3/20

Horoscopes: J B Keyser
Born in the United States, currently residing in Tokyo. First fascinated by astrology as an elementary school student, Keyser entered into dedicated study of astrology beginning from high school – going on to perform professional astrological readings in English, Japanese, and Korean. Keyser views astrology as a tool, looking to the movements of the stars and the potential latent within them for hints to living a fuller, more abundant life. Keyser is well-reputed for their poetic, optimistic advice, while also well-versed in the world of contemporary photography.

Photographs: Yoshinori Mizutani
Born 1987 in Fukui. Attended the Tokyo College of Photography after graduatiing from Nihon University College of Economics. In 2014, was selected for the LensCulture Emerging Talents Awards 2014 Top 50 and the Foam Magazine Talent Call 2014. His works have been shown in group shows including “Foam Talent 2014 exhibition” (Atelier Neerlandais, Paris), “LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2014” (Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona), “TOKYO 2020” (2014, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich) and “LUMIX MEETS TOKYO 2020” (2013, 1 Rue Richelieu, Paris and Hillside Forum, Tokyo). He also contributes to various overseas magazines such as “GUP” and “Gente di Fotografia”. The monographs Tokyo Parrots and Colors were published by IMA Photobooks in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

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