Before August 21’s massive, highly anticipated Total Solar Eclipse at the last degree of Leo, visible throughout much of the U.S., we confront our next Lunar Eclipse and Mercury Retrograde cycles of initiation + the glory of the annual Perseid Meteor Showers.
August 7th’s Aquarius 15 degree Lunar Eclipse can be just as or more intense than the Solar Eclipse, especially because of the emotional fluctuations often present in the weeks before and after a Lunar Eclipse. It all depends on your chart: Those with planets between 10-20 degrees of Fixed signs Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius will most deeply experience the fruitful completions, surrendered resolutions, or necessary dissolu
tions of this Super Full Moon energy, with a focus on one’s freedom and authentic sense of self-expression.
With Mars opposite this Full Moon, irritable reactivity could bring supressed rage to the surface, through the trine from Jupiter may help inspire expanded perspective and help focus Mars’ intensity into a catalyzed role of leadership. Also peaking at this Lunar Eclipse is a question of our active creative contribution to humanitarian purposes and a tribe communally shifting the collective paradigm.
My new life on the road as a Digital Nomad and the conferences with other nomads this September in Portugal and Spain is one example of a global shift towards location independent work and a collaborative world community of those who seek more freedom, autonomy, and passion for living life to its fullest. Where is your evolutionary threshold and how do you gently push other’s over their edge during this revolutionary Lunar Eclipse? Expect August to be a month of intense global action including fiery protest movements and rebellious surges for equal rights.
On August 12, Mercury once again turns Retrograde, in the sign of Virgo at 12 degrees. He will backtrack through the final degrees of Leo, where he turns direct again on September 5th. Virgo Mercury Retrograde emphasizes our ability to manage our time, energy, and resources more efficiently and analytically. We will likely become more acutely aware of what is not working in our daily/weekly routines and seek to implement new regimens of greater productivity through better systems. We can reflect on the best ways to utilize energy and time in service, health, and the simple but profound disciplines of daily devotion.
We are already in Mercury’s shadow period and thus, some of us with many planets in Virgo/Gemini, may already feel this Retrograde’s technology, communications, and travel challenges causing havoc in our lives. Be sure to back up important documents, avoid signing major contracts, and manage the above hassle areas with graceful acceptance.
Lastly, just as Mercury turns backwards, the annual Perseid Meteor Showers, the brightest starshow in the sky, peak on the 12th and 13th so find a location far away from the city pollution, and bask in the psychedelic stellar calligraphy of 80-100 dancing comets per hour.
- Angelina Jolie
- Brad Pitt
- Composite Charts
- Donald Trump
- Electional Astrology
- Human Design
- Local Space Lines
- Lunar Eclipse
- Mars Lines
- Movie Stars
- New Moon
- Personal Year
- Solar Eclipse
- Venus Lines
Friday’s Aquarian New Moon emphasizes being your authentic self, following intuitive flashes, thinking outside the box, and bringing your creative innovation to your community. At the 8th degree of Aquarius, the sabian symbol is “A Flag is seen as turning into an Eagle. This symbol suggests: The only true patriot is free, self-liberated to soar in the unique frequency of the One Divine Energy….
During this New Moon, goddess of love Venus “repairs” herself in a challenging conjunction to Chiron and square to Saturn. This aspect invites deep relational healing. Since Venus is in Pisces, sign of myth and archetype, accessing the love archetypes at the core of your soul can be a key path to building and sustaining mature intimacy (Saturn) and relationships as a path to awakening. As Chiron represents the mentor, the Honoring your Sacred Masculine and Feminine course may be one path of guidance for you to unveil and integrate your unique version of the God and Goddess.
Also in Astrology, Composite Charts, available here, reveal the soul-work a couple has come to do together, how a couple harmonizes and feels secure together, and even how the individuals relate to the relationship. In addition, my new course on sale now, Numerology Cycles of Empowerment describes what relationship cycles you are in during the year ahead, helping you attune to what works best for you now when it comes to the journey of healing and evolving through relationships.
With grace, ease, and hope that the above tools and the paths of compassionate gratitude may guide your Venus-Mars journey at this time. Within 7 days, the romantic and idyllic Pisces lovers will be replaced by the reactively feisty, agressively fierce, adventurous combustion of Aries. Next week, expect love to steam in the scald of the hot springs….