As I write, the Sun beams into my little cabin reminding me that life on Earth is utterly dependent on its radiance. The Sun rules the sign of Leo and Leo is the major player for this month until it changes on August 23rd to Virgo. Thanks to Leo, you receive your annual opportunity to 1) center yourself bang smack in the middle of your life; and 2) to remember that you are the Creator of your experience. Don’t waste time on silly human drama and ego. Don’t defend your paltry preferences. Open instead to the vibrancy of the pure potential which lives in you and created you.
Thank goodness Mercury is direct as the month begins. We have a green light for go on projects and purchases. Do still check the small print! Mercury is in its shadow period until the 15th, which means that there may be a little do-over on somethings.
August 1st carries the joy of the recent Leo New Moon which took place the day before on July 31st. Love, riches and wonder were bestowed upon us all in a grand way, sprinkling the month of August with magic. Perhaps that sounds a little over the top but that’s Leo. The grandeur, the magnificence! Ah, it’s all too beautiful.
Things may change suddenly on the 2nd when Venus and Uranus square off. Chance meetings with exciting strangers and sudden purchases may occur. Keep your head screwed on. The Moon in Virgo helps you stay organized over the next few days as it carries the happy seed energy you planted at the Leo New Moon.
Expansive possibilities abound the 5th through the 9th as the Sun and then Venus connect with abundant Jupiter. Legal matters may take center stage. Practice good karma so that this time is joyful for you. Let wisdom prevail as you learn something new.
The so-called Lion’s Gate heightens on the 8th as Sirius aligns with Orion’s Belt, an event the Pyramids at Giza are said to honor. New Age mendicants believe that the consciousness of Sirius floods the Earth at this time.
Late on the 10th the Sun and Venus begin a delightful connection bringing true partnership be it in a creative venture or a romantic one. Lady Luck blesses the skies for the next few days building energy for the coming Full Moon.
The 11th is a full day. Jupiter turns direct today bringing your dreams to life. Also, today, Mercury re-enters Leo bringing a little za-zam and flare for most of the month. Uranus turns retrograde tamping down fires and letting crazy energy rest for the next five months. Whew! Thank you, Cosmos! But… Uranus remains a cosmic player and continues to bring unexpected growth and change despite its diminished influence.
Meanwhile the drama builds as the Moon waxes to fullness for the Aquarian Full Moon on the 15th. Venus and the Sun, who have been hanging out very close to one another, play kissy kissy at this social lunation. Mars looks on and it seems as if the whole world has gathered together to celebrate. As always, Full Moons can be a little overwhelming but do take a moment to connect with the human family before disappearing into anonymity, something that an Aquarian Moon likes to do.
At this Full Moon, Mars resonates over Donald Trump’s Mars — the same points activated in the eclipse of August 2017 and February 2018. This suggests to me that Mr. Trump maybe become even more emboldened. The Full Moon sits within a few degrees of the Moon in the USA Sibly chart. The Moon represents the people or populace, so we are all involved in whatever transpires. The Sun and Venus connect at the February 2017 eclipse point, again suggesting another layer of events and occurrences added to that which has been building for some time.
On the 16th we see again, another sudden change in direction, this time as Mercury squares Uranus. Talk could be volatile. Words can change things so be mindful of what you’re communicating to others. Brilliant ideas are possible now.
Emotions flow over the next few days as the Moon travels through dreamy Pisces. On the 17th the energy changes completely when active Mars enters clinical Virgo bringing everything down to earth. You have two months to clean up your act, says the Universe, and with Mars in this orderly sign you’ll be driven to.
The next few days are quite vigorous as the Moon moves through Aries. Use this time to get going on projects. A refinement occurs to your game plan as Venus enters Virgo on the 21st. This marks a 24 day fussy period where standards and criticism, as well as penchant for service, run high.
The Virgo energy ramps up when the Sun enters this fastidious yet caring sign, on the 23rd. There’s no room for bad habits and sloth now. Virgo wants you well and wants you clean.
Despite the practical efficiency of these times, romance and partnership continue to feature. On the 24th, Mars and Venus connect allowing you to combine sense and flare with sophistication. Venus is preparing her “descent” to leave her position as Morning Star to rise in September as Evening Star. Being escorted by Mars in this leg of her journey adds a poignancy to all matters of the heart.
The 26th through the 29th see one surprise after the other as Uranus connects firstly with Venus, then Mars and finally the Sun, encouraging positive changes in the right direction. A lot of re-organization can occur during this time. Put yourself to work and be pleasantly surprised by the results.
Be sure to be clear about your intentions as the month ends. Mars activates the Virgo New Moon on the 30th. This is a powerful and discerning time. Your right action and mindful choices will grow into what you envision. Be empowered to change your life toward better health. This increases your vibration and makes you a better steward of the earth. Less plastic, more solar power.
May you be blessed, and may you bless others.