Hello lovely ones and happy August! With game changing eclipse season around the corner August is a month to get REAL.
More on this shortly…but first below are the most important cosmic dates for your diary.
Please note I will post a more detailed blog for the new and full moon and will post on Instagram and/or Facebook regarding the other key cosmic events so please stay connected to get the full lowdown on the cosmos and how you can work with the energies!
August 1st Mars move back into Sagittarius
August 2nd New moon in Leo (blog to follow shortly!)
August 5th Venus moves into Virgo
August 10th Mercury (in Virgo) moves into retrograde shadow period
August 10th Mercury in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn
August 13th Saturn goes direct after a five month retrograde
August 18th Full moon lunar eclipse in Aquarius
August 21st Mercury/Jupiter conjunction
August 27th Venus/Jupiter conjunction
August 30th Mercury goes officially retrograde in Virgo
Now back to the title of this blog. We have all heard the phrase ‘actions speak louder than words’ and this phrase is usually bandied about in terms of relationships.
Of course it applies there but as many of you know Soulstrology says that our most important relationship is our relationship with ourselves, which in turn has a knock on effect on all our other relationships.
This month we need to be wagging our fingers at ourselves and asking whether our actions reflect our intentions.
Been planning to get fit for a while? Been planning to change jobs? Or move? Start dating? End a relationship? Start a new business? End one?
Whether it’s beginnings or endings, old plans or new plans August is a month to sit down honestly yourself and check where you are at and whether you are all talk and no action (or all talk and misaligned action).
With a powerful new moon in Leo kicking starting August (more on this tomorrow!) we get a lot of assistance from the cosmos this month to help us with manifesting.
Mars is still retracing his steps after his retrograde and now moves out of Scorpio and back into Sagittarius. Soon Mars will conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius for most of the month making these blended energies the biggest theme of this month.
So what are these energies and what is the theme? Whilst both planets are about action their approach is very different. Mars is action, movement, direction, power. Saturn is achievement but more often than not through slog. Whilst Mars likes to thunder ahead, Saturn likes to take his sweet ole time. Mars is fast (and sometimes furious) whereas Saturn is slow, steady and serious making sure to do things by the book. Dotting those i's and crossing the t's.
The blending of these somewhat differing energies can be somewhat uncomfortable, however if you can find the balance between them it is SUCH a powerful combination. The energy, drive and passion of Mars combined with the precision, patience, attention to detail and stamina of Saturn – that’s manifestation magic!
Each of us has Sagittarius as the house ruler on a different part of our natal chart so look at which house is governed by Sagittarius to get an idea of the life themes experiencing these energies.
As many of you know by now I like to work with exact degrees, so if you want to follow my method and get really precise then check online as to where 1 -12 degrees of Sagittarius can be found in your chart.
Harness these powerful manifesting energies to make positive forward movement in the life areas governed by 1-12 degrees Sagittarius.
Next month we enter eclipse season with a solar eclipse at the start of the month and a lunar eclipse mid-month.
Eclipse seasons are game changers. They come twice a year and help us shift and align ourselves and our lives in the right direction. If we are being stubborn or slow as to what we need to be doing then eclipses can be brutal.
They can seemingly 'suddenly' end the relationship or job that we have been holding onto past the expiration date.
Equally, they can just as quickly open doors as they shut them, propelling us into the next chapter of our lives.
The last eclipses occurred in March and therefore plans and matters in the spotlight at that time are coming to culmination or crystallization. In particular with regards to the life areas which these eclipses govern for you (Virgo and Pisces).
With Jupiter in his last steps of Virgo you want to harness his assistance this month because it will be another 12 years before you get the specific assistance you are currently getting from the great zodiac benefic in the Virgo ruled part of your chart.
Given the game changing energies of September and taking into account the energy boosting powers of Mars, Saturn and Jupiter, August really is a powerful month to manifest magic!
But first off comes the reality check. The hardest person to be honest with is ourselves. We need to get REAL with ourselves. To sit down and look at to do lists we made maybe at the beginning of the year and/or six months ago. What were our intentions? To what degree have we manifested them? What do we keep talking about doing or wanting to do and to what extent do our current actions represent our supposed intentions and our words?
This review will show us in black and white whether our actions are matching our intentions and our words. We all know that all words no actions amounts to, well, nothing! Apart from often a great deal of frustration! And eye rolling from those who we keep talking the talk to (without walking the walk).
We have to meet the universe halfway to receive what it is that is intended for us and that we desire. The universe can only do so much. Our free will choices can change the course of destiny and what we receive.
Positive intentions need affirmative actions to create results.
So this month conduct your review and realign your actions with your intentions to harness the powerful manifesting energy which will propel yourself forwards to the game changing eclipses of September and the destiny you deserve.