August is a magical month with many cosmic alignments. It’s an opportunity to become centered in your life and plans. It’s a courageous time of creative action. During the thirty-one days of August, we move through the heart-centered energy of Leo, complete with the Lion’s Gate (at a sparkling Leo New Moon) and the Perseid meteor shower into the complex healing of Virgo (August 22).
The overall theme is one of clarity and organization with Mars just recently in Virgo for the first time in two years.
The month begins on a note of mental creativity. Get your note pad out and have some fun. It’s a good time to complete projects under the waning moon and an exact Mercury/Sun conjunction.
Courageous, creative celebrations that are out of the box could be yours at the Leo New Moon on Sunday 8/8/21 at 8 am (Mountain time). This is the so-called Lion’s Gate period, but for me, the power of the New Moon is enough. Here is a chance, an opportunity to break out of the status quo and experiment. Where and how have you been holding back? Agent of Change, the planet Uranus squares this lunation, encouraging unthought of possibilities. As always, stay safe but do try something new.
The Perseid meteor shower peaks August 11 to the 13th, observe the hundreds of meteors anytime after 9 pm. Get up at 2 am for the magic period.
August 11th, little Mercury enters its home sign of Virgo and starts making sense of things. Inertia lifts. Action plans predominate.
August 15th, beautiful Venus enters her home sign of Libra. Graceful relating and harmonious connections are hallmarks of this time (about four weeks).
Biting communications and quick thinking are possible August 18th and 19th when Mercury and Mars connect. Be careful not to criticize.
August 21st, quick action required with changing circumstances as Mars and Mercury trine.
Early on August 22nd, there’s a second Aquarian Full Moon at the tail end of the sign of Leo. With connections to abundant Jupiter this could be a social time, but caution is needed as Uranus rules immunity and the pandemic continues. The Full Moon conjuncts Jupiter, both in Uranus ruled Aquarius. Imagine fire dancers, dancing in the time of fire.
A few hours later the Sun leaves its home sign of Leo for earthy Virgo. A new time begins as this communal Leo/Aquarius period ends. Stay open to a complete energy shift.
Dreaminess and inspiration are likely as Mercury opposes Neptune the 24th and 25th. Enhance your immune system. Practice mental hygiene.
The month ends on a point of balance. Don’t let inertia speak for you… instead find a balanced approach to your days as Mercury enters Libra and Mars comes into an opposition with Neptune.
May you feel the magical possibilities of this time. And remember, you matter, we are all connected, Earth is our home and love is our destination.