Happy August! It’s time for you to bloom by looking within and ridding yourself of bad habits, people and associations, including jobs. Be authentic, be the real you, and if people don’t like it, move on from them to find your new tribe and your inner happiness.
Life isn’t supposed to be a drudgery, life is supposed to be an adventure full of possibilities and exploring, not a rut that repeats and repeats until you feel like your head is going to explode from the monotony and the boredom. As Auntie Mame (from the movie with Rosalind Russell, which I suggest you watch if you never have) once said, “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.”
Time to take on the banquet and enjoy your life the way it should be lived, not the way the social fabric has told you who you should be. The time of Leo is the time of the INDIVIDUAL. Be unique, not a part of the crowd. Stand and shine in your own light.
Mars and Mercury are both retrograde
But normality will resume soon
This means our minds and our energy is wonky, and we’re probably tripping and dropping things (Mars) and our communication skills are jumbled with tripping over our tongue; we can’t find the words or get new projects done. Mail and Tech is also in jeopardy, so be sure to back up your computer, phones, etc., just in case. Mercury goes direct on the 19th, so our minds will be back in top form around the 24th. And Mars goes direct after the 27th, so our energy levels will soar and our clumsiness should pass. Before they go direct, clean out the closets, garage and get this pesky “to dos” out of the way, so you can fly free when they go direct.
The Third & Final Eclipse
Expect New Beginnings
The third of 3 eclipses comes on August 11th. A New Moon (the start of new things) is a solar eclipse in Leo with moon in Leo. Eclipses often portend endings. Perhaps this is the time to break up for good, leave a no-where job, or let go of friends you don’t seem to be in sync with anymore. But remember endings make way for new beginnings, so new people, new loves and better jobs will appear if you let them go.
Leo is self centered. He’s the Sun King. It’s time to assert yourself, your true self. If you are already all ego, expect someone to knock you down a peg or too. If you are too self-effacing, then it’s time for you to assert yourself. Avoid ego conflicts on this day, as it can escalate into an overblown argument.
Six Months of Change
Love and Creativity Abound
World events on the 11th will trigger six months of change: expect world leaders to face the music as protesters come out in droves to demand change. Find a cause and fight for it, because we are in a time of major change. Apathy and standing back won’t work anymore. It’s time to take a stand and when you join in, you will find your new tribe and see changes in how you live. Leo rules the 5th house of love, creativity and children. It’s a great time to become very creative, and a great time for new love or falling in love with your partner all over again.
Jupiter and Neptune Trine
A Time To Build Bridges
Jupiter and Neptune are making a trine or harmonious aspect to each other, and giving a kind of blessing to the world. It’s a great time to build bridges between cultures and societies. Remember, God made us all, so whatever your religion or ethnicity, no one is above another. All are God’s children and we are brothers and sisters. If your religion teaches you otherwise, then it is not heart-based and therefore not truly a connection to God. Love is the answer and this aspect can help us see the God in each of us and love that, and welcome our family into our circle. This aspect is also about loss, letting go of relationships that don’t work to make room for those that do. Loss is a new beginning. Embrace the change.
Jupiter and Pluto in Harmony
Reinvention is on the Horizon
Jupiter and Pluto are also in harmony, giving businesses and institutions a time to reinvent themselves in a good way. Make a long term plan and commit. Also devious people will be “outed” and light will shine a light on corruption. Personally, all of August is a great time to find work you love, and make a change.
As you can see, the theme here is change. Let go, welcome loss as it makes way for a new you, a new life and new friends. And as Mercury goes direct in full force by the 24th and Mars is direct by the 30th, we can expect September to be a go, go, go month. Do some soul searching and have a clear out (both physically and mentally( this month so you are ready to go forward into your new life with no holding you back.
See you next month. Many wishes for your success,