Greetings Dear Ones,
As I write, possibilities seem endless. Though often crippled by the intense heat of a Southwest Colorado summer, energy flows in a positive direction and plans that have been brewing get off the ground in a burst of vigor. But be warned … blocks and obstacles are headed our way and it’s going to take skillful means and patience to get around them.
We’re still in what I’m calling “the cosmic signature of our time” – the death and rebirth of human affairs, possibly even the world, and especially the United States as we go through our Pluto return. Just look to the Southeast at twilight to see Jupiter and Saturn, and the unseen bodies of Pallas Athena and Pluto. These are the cosmic harbingers of the unique times we’re in. It can feel difficult and isolating. As Chiron travels through Aries and squares the Sun in the USA chart encouraging a birth of true leadership, this poem came to me. It’s from my friend and holder of ceremonial writing circles Karen Fricke (reach her at https://womenwritinggj.com/ ). This poem gives sage advice and totally speaks to the intensity of this time:
Into heart space
I anchor myself,
Into grounded place of love and support,
lost loved ones,
Sun penetrates skin, breeze and
Song of Dove
“Just be, let go of control,
trust all is as it should be”
I accept GRACE
This poem came to me in direct response to prayer. I take a pause in the writing to say the words, my hand on my heart, feeling my own pulse, I accept Grace. And gratitude beyond measure flows through me as if I were a moving body of water. Tune in my loves, and feel the support as you love and support others. All of this heart action is thanks to the Sun in Leo.
The Sun in Leo inspires creative, courageous action until the 22nd when it enters meticulous Virgo. Use these Leo days to tap into your inner fire. Be bold. Think big. Get strong.
August 1 – Mercury opposes Pluto – your word is all important. No lies please. They will catch up to you. Stop obsessive thinking by breathing into your belly. Gentle Chiron trines the Sun. You can do this.
Sunday 2nd – Uranus squares the Sun and makes you uneasy or restless. Break through on a project. Changes in leadership or bizarre behavior is likely. Be careful out there as your attention may wander.
The Moon is building to fullness, and coupled with the heat, politics and Covid, tempers could flare. On the other hand, the waxing Moon facilitates a shining of creative humanity. Prometheus leaps into the wild people and inspires them. Thank the Goddess Pallas Athena for hanging out with Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter. Pallas Athena’s wisdom and pragmatism guides us all through these unusual times.
Monday August 3rd. Groups and friendships find their natural endings (or beginnings) at the Aquarian Full Moon today. Chatty Mercury opposes stern Saturn and gets reprimanded. Again, your word is your bond. What ever you do or say must be something you can live with over time.
4th Mars and Jupiter square, galvanizing action plans. It’s a great day to get things done but please pace yourself. Also, on the 4th, Mercury leaves emotional Cancer for bold Leo boosting your confidence and leading to inspired courageous action. Think romance too.
5th give yourself time to reorient to the energy shift just behind you and the one coming as the Moon slips through Pisces and receives dream vibrations from Neptune.
7th in the morning (MT) loving Venus leaves chatty Gemini and enters Cancer – the energy of home and hearth. It’s time to root around in your nest. Do what you love, nurture yourself.
8th through 9th the Moon travels through Aries. New adventures await but so does self-doubt, especially on the 9th when the Moon squares Saturn.
10th is busy when Mercury squares Uranus and the Moon gets involved. Stay the course unless you discover errors that need to be resolved.
11th to 12th are recovery day as the Moon first stabilizes and then changes signs.
13th to 14th Caution! Mars squares Pluto possibly evoking deep rage which is correlated with birth pangs my friend! The baby is coming out! Life is happening. Stay safe and live well. It’s a good time to push through on difficult projects.
15th there’s a lovely Mars/Sun trine that brings optimism. Uranus prepares to retrograde giving you five months to assimilate all the changes you’ve been experiencing. As my Facebook live sister LydiaJane ( https://lydiajane.coach/) says, “the process is the purpose”. Chew on that for a while.
16th the Mars/Sun trine energy continues. You’re renewed! Use this great energy to lift your spirits.
17th is a big day for little Mercury making it a swell day for you. Mercury connects with the Sun and trines Mars. Get things done and enjoy yourself. This is wonderful energy and it’s on the heels of a new Moon. It’s a scooch grandiose but why not. It makes for a good story, and the great play goes on.
18th Nice Leo New Moon today folks. This is your annual opportunity to remember you’re the King of your Castle. Your life is what you make of it. Be sure to do a ceremony today to invite in your heart’s desire. Feel world peace! It’s right there, inside of you. This is an amazing New Moon. Open your heart. Be aware of what you’re creating. Tend to the garden of your heart.
19th having done the best it can to improve the quality of your life through joyful expression, little Mercury enters fastidious Virgo today and spends the next three weeks helping you get your act together.
20th and 21st are recovery days as the Moon helps you integrate the cosmic goings-on.
22nd the Sun also leaves Leo and follows Mercury into Virgo. Happy birthday Virgo! This is an energy shift you may well feel. It’s time to tend to the details of your life. You never know what timelines are merging for you. Where those creative threads you co-created with Leo get skillfully woven into Maya’s blanket by Virgo’s capable loving hands.
23rd a sensitive day with a few changes.
23rd and 24th Mars squares Saturn and brings everything to either a screeching halt or a renewed sense of purpose. Things slow to a crawl and the energy lingers for weeks. It’s a precursor for Mars’s retrograde this coming September.
25th despite the slow down, agile minds think quick. Mercury trines Uranus and bold ideas fly. Unique solutions are possible. It’s all too exciting! Venus opposes Jupiter, it’s all too good to be true, or is it?
26th feel the hope, stay present. Moon in Sagittarius helps lifts your spirits.
27th through 29th the feeling of the people, possibly the dreams of your heart, reach the Gods’ ears when Moon travels through Capricorn and eavesdrops and influences the existing power structure. In other words, the world of form is prepared to manifest what is being requested of it. It’s always a good time to pray – try it now. Discipline yourself.
Over the next few days Venus trines Neptune and whispers music and poetry in your ear.
29th through 30th Mercury opposes Neptune… dreams, lies, fantasies, surreal, serene… It’s a mystical, strange time. Place a color around you in the swirling radiance of your aura and scent your environment with sacred oils and holy music, whatever that is to you.
The month ends with energy building to a Full Moon, a few days away. Venus opposes Pluto and deepens the experience. Just how much are you willing to let go to achieve your desires?
In September the energy slows as Mars appears to fall behind the earth. Plans may stall. Let the month of August charge you up with solar energy. Get that inner battery plump and strong.
And remember, you matter, we are all connected, Earth is our home and love is our destination.
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