Hello lovely ones and happy August!
Phew these eclipses....I hope you are all surviving it ok...
For those of you in LA or visiting, please come join me (and my gongs) this Friday for a Soulstrology Soundbath at Wanderlust in Hollywood.
In a nod to current celestial craziness I will be bringing Mercury, Pluto and Earth gongs as well as a ton of quartz crystal bowls and my beautiful chimes!
It's gonna be a healing and relaxing evening so if you are feeling the feels come join me for a cosmic reiki infused chill fest.
Onwards to this month of August...and the Soulstrology theme of reflection.
The celestial currents are still strong in August with Mercury already in retrograde motion and Uranus set to join the gang of retrograde planets, making a sum total of six planets in retrograde!
We are also still very much in the midst of eclipse season with the the rumblings from July's Cancer solar eclipse and total lunar eclipse in Aquarius still reverberating in our lives.
However due to all the retrogrades (and another eclipse mid month) we may not be able to see things clearly for a while to come, probably until September.
September has always felt to me a time of fresh starts and new beginnings.
I don't know whether it is because I am a Virgo rising (think you guys know I very much resonate with Virgo traits!) and it is Virgo season for a large part of September, or because it is a time when I used to go back to school or university (oh so many moons ago!)
Either way September is always a notable month for me.
It's always the turning point for me in any calendar year as though it sets me up for the final season of that year and what it was supposed to bring me.
It always feels a time for fresh starts and new beginnings.
As a result August has always been a more reflective, restful month for me.
A time of retreat and reflection before I embark on a new chapter.
This month my reflective approach to Augusts seem to be in tune with the cosmos.
Despite what the eclipses may have thrown up for us (perhaps we may feel as though we are in the throes of sudden change sparked by the eclipses) this is a very important month of reflection, rest and renewal before we embark on a new chapter in September.
With all those planets in retrograde we need to learn the power of stillness and reflection before we can truly move forward.
But perhaps you are fearful as you think that your world has been turned upside down by the eclipses. Or maybe you just feel discombobulated, or a sense of uncertainty and unease with so much up in the air.
Either way, try ride out any discomfort trusting that things will settle, as will life, come the Fall.
I encourage you all to take time to yourselves this month, to do everything RE a la mercury retrograde - REflect, REset, REconsider, REview, REconcile, REstart...you get the picture!
Make sure REst is in there too ;)
Mantra of the month:
I trust that stillness and reflection are tools of alchemy and manifesting.
I embrace the opportunity to slow down.
To take a breath, to rest and reflect.
I welcome the unknown and embrace uncertainty knowing that when nothing is certain, anything is possible
May we all have the courage to stand still and reflect and allow our reflections to guide us to the next season.
Wishing you all a restful, reflective and regenerative month.
COSMIC DATES FOR DIARY AUGUST 2018
August 1st: Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus (tense aspect, watch out for arguments, frustrations boiling over, accidents)
August 6th: Sun in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio (powerful aspect - can be very positive but watch out for overdoing things!)
August 7th: Venus moves into Libra (will write Soulstrology Members blog on this)
August 7th: Uranus goes retrograde (will write Soulstrology Members blog on this)
August 7th: Venus in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius (positive, harmonious aspect)
August 9th: Venus in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn (tense aspect but can be productive for forcing movement in the matters of the heart or finances)
August 11th: Solar Eclipse in Leo (will write Soulstrology Members blog on this and Soulstrology scopes)
August 18th: Mercury in Leo sextile Venus in Libra (positive creative aspect)
August 19th: Mercury stations direct (will write Soulstrology Members blog on this)
August 19th: Jupiter trine Neptune (positive, creative, flowing aspect)
August 23rd: Sun moves into Virgo - Virgo season starts
August 25th: Sun in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus (positive, harmonious aspect)
August 25th: Sun in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn (positive, harmonious aspect)
August 26th: Full Moon in Pisces (will write Soulstrology Members blog and Soulstrology scopes)
August 27th: Mars turns direct (will write Soulstrology Members blog on this)
August 28th: Mercury in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio (powerful aspect particularly for communication, contracts, travel)