A season of change is upon us as August brings us a cycle of eclipses. The portal will open on August 7 when the Moon is full in Aquarius. It is important that we are aware of the energies so they can help us make major shifts in our lives. These eclipse energies are intense and can make us feel really on edge as they show us where we are longing for change, but are perhaps afraid to take real steps to make that happen. Eclipses facilitate change and growth. Those things we have been putting off but are secretly hoping that they fix themselves or solutions show up miraculously without us having to take action. But guess what. We are the creators and we need to take action. We need to take those first courageous steps and the Universe will meet us. Eclipses give us that push and the energy of Leo now gives us the guts to actually act upon our inner yearnings. Change is scary because it is a step into the unknown. But hasn’t the past shown us that newness doesn’t equal bad as the outcome is so very often much better than we could have hoped for. So why fear change so much? Is the way things are going now so working out for you? Is that why you long for it to change? Look into your future, what do you see if you continue the way you are going now. Does this make your heart leap with joy or does it sink to the bottom of the soles of your feet? Do you feel expanded or restricted. Feel… for you know! Ride this spiritual wave of energy and be an example for other people to do the same.
August 7 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
First on the 7th of August there is a double eclipse portal opening with the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius. This Full Moon Eclipse focuses our attention on relationships of all kinds. The Sun opposite Moon has qualities of emotions and instincts and reach their peak at a lunar eclipse. This lets us take an objective and balanced look at our close personal relationships. Being in touch with our own needs and intentions, and those of others, so we can clearly see any relationship imbalances causing disharmony. With a lunar eclipse in particular, the blotting out of the Moon represents a resetting of emotions, clearing away the emotional baggage of the previous six months. If we have lingering lessons from our past tucked away somewhere, don’t be surprised if they come up loud and clear this week.
More of what we already are
Now the Sun is in playful, outgoing, creative and leading Leo and it shines it’s light on the Moon which is in Aquarius. Aquarius is a thinker, a humanitarian and is service oriented. We will feel the need to do something for others. It is now very important that we balance our power, that we fully ground and are fully present and feel how worthy we are so we can help other people and be of true service. We need to feel how important we are, so we can step into this role and how we shall not be ruled by our own feelings of limitation or outside authority. When feel the wholeness from within, an innate feeling we are worthy and we can be change. And from this place of wholeness we can all come together as equals to form a united front for change. This is an important time for groups to gather to collectively heal this world and make change happen. Let us all manifest something new and better. Let us become more of what we already are.
So now is the time to balance the individual energy of Leo with the humanistic energy of Aquarius. We can only help other people if we come from a place of wholeness and if we no longer have the need to take on other people’s stuff. This doesn’t mean to be a cold heart “you know what”, but that you can come from a place of compassion and love and not from a place of having to fix everything. This is a very different energy. If it doesn’t belong to you, then keep your paws off. It is not selfish to put yourself first as it helps other people to activate their own power if you allow them to experience the lessons on their journey. Don’t take that away from them, no matter how well your intentions are. You can be there, but don’t take it on! Respect them and respect yourself. If you respect yourself, so will others.
Check your ego
So if you have any deep wounds of not feeling good enough or the opposite, you feel better and more worthy than everyone else, this energy will be mirrored to you this week, count on it. So check your ego. This time don’t run away, don’t disgard the lesson, but learn and integrate what needs to shift in order for you to break out of this cage that is restricting you. For you are so much more than this limited idea you have of your self. You are enough and it is safe to be who you want to be. You don’t have to hide behind an shriveled or the opposite an inflated ego. You can be you now. Don’t you feel it is time? Now is such a great time to let this old pattern, this old wounding go and step into your limitless power and potential.
August 21st New Moon Solar Eclipse
So depending on where you are this time can be very challenging as eclipses are the Universe’s way of making you see the truth in your life. This intense feeling will last until at least the New Moon Solar Eclipse on 21st of August. And to help us rethink, rewind, re-evaluate and redo our skipped lessons from the past the Universe also helps us with the extra support of Mercury going retrograde on 12th of August. Warning, you may want to calculate in that you may have miscommunications and problems with logistics. This is not a good time to sign contracts or make any big decisions. Put these off until after September 5th. So again I am not writing this to scare you, but this is a heads up, know what your dealing with and you can work with it and not against it. These Eclipse energies are too good not too use and too powerful to work against. So why not benefit from these energies fully.
Okay so back to the New Moon of August 21st. This is the second New Moon in Leo, and this phenomenon is called a black new moon. This means that during the sun’s passage through one zodiac sign the moon is new twice, with the second of those moons being called a black moon. Because a new moon occurs when the moon is in the same zodiac degree as the sun, both of these new moons occur in the same sign as each other. Black moons occur roughly every two and a half to three years and are always preceded a month earlier by a new moon in the first one or two degrees of the same zodiac sign. A black moon is a particularly powerful new moon which heralds in a significant new cycle. We can use its energy to prepare for shifts in our inner and outer worlds so powerful they may change the very course of our life. Each black moon signals the beginning of a new cycle which lasts until the next black moon, two and a half to three years later, so these are powerful moments in time which can markedly influence the coming years. This new cycle ends in June/July 2020.
Making a list and checking it twice
So the last New Moon of July 23rd gave us the opportunity to evaluate our path and make adjustments where needed and the black moon gives us the energy of a brand new start. If you want major change, it is possible now. Make lists of what you would like to accomplish the life you are yearning for. Clear your mind and space so you don’t get distracted. Become laser focused on your vision and dreams for this life. This truly is a time to let go of that was is no longer serving you. Release anything that is not love.
Please take time in silence and do some journaling. Get everything out of your head and heart onto paper so you can make room and can make sense of your dreams and wishes.
Questions you can work with at this time are:
- How do I see myself?
- Do I truly love myself?
- How can I be more loving to myself?
- How can I serve others without losing myself?
- How open am I to engage with others?
- How well am I making room for others in my life?
- How do I contribute to society?
- Who am I really? Who am I when no one is watching?
- How can I open myself up to life more?
- How can I inspire others?
- How balanced is my ego? Is it is of service or does it run the show?
- How do I lead my life or do I let life lead me?
- Do I need to be the center of attention or can I help others take the lime light as well?
- How great is my need for control, do I lead from fear or from love?
- Can I be okay with things not going according to my plan? How flexible and creative am I?
- Can I truly comfort myself and be okay with disappointment or confusion?
These are just some prompts you can use. Write about whatever that comes up now. Journaling is so clarifying and healing. Otherwise we are just bouncing from energy to energy, from projection to projection and not really taking the wheel of our own life and have a sense of clear direction.
Now with the Lion in charge, it is time to play, be creative and take charge in your life. Own your truth and don’t back down.
On 8.8 (8th of August) is the Lion’s Gate. More about this auspicious date in another blogpost.
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