August Energy Report
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Leo (New Moon) is associated with what brings a person joy, fulfillment and how they radiate/shine. Leo rules the heart and is indicative of how a person expresses their love/their essence.
Aquarius (Full Moon) is associated with humanity, group activity and a person’s unique and individual contribution to the whole.
This is a good month to consider how you’re using your gifts and talents to uplift and benefit others. Consider what you find fulfilling and what you shine at.
… how confident do you feel in radiating that out to the World around you?
… do you follow your heart or is self-doubt a regular in your life?
The final week in August sees the planetary action move to Virgo when your concerns will switch to health, efficiency and quality of service.
Remember to check where the Lunar energy falls in your chart – see below for more on this – “Where is the Lunar Energy likely to impact you?” , as that will give more information; including the area of your life being affected.
During August we will experience two New Moons and one Full Moon.
This occurs because the first New Moon, which sets up the energy for August, occurs early in the month – on the 1st.
The second New Moon ushers in the energy for September and to cater for this you’ll receive the September energy report a little earlier – at the end of August.
August’s Energy Report
Mercury will turn direct on the 1st August just after the New Moon exacts in the sign of Leo.
With Mercury strong and The Sun, The Moon, Venus and Mars all placed in Leo at the time of this New Moon, consider what this recent retrograde taught you about your ability to shine, your creativity and your confidence.
This New Moon calls for courage.
Courage comes from the French word for heart (Le Coeur) and it means to be brave enough to stand in one’s heart energy; to be daring to trust one’s inner promptings and to follow them.
You have a need to be seen now and with Jupiter forming a benevolent trine to the New Moon and Mars and a New Moon/Venus conjunction, you’re likely to feel buoyed and optimistic at the prospect of doing this.
Others may be surprised by your confidence or you by theirs.
When people truly allow themselves to blossom into their potential it’s exciting and inspirational to be around them!
A Yod between Neptune, Pluto and Mars indicates that going after your goals under this New Moon is likely to lead to empowerment and transformation but be mindful of keeping those goals realistic and attainable.
Jupiter will turn Direct shortly before midnight on the 11th August whilst forming a trine (harmonious connection) with the Sun/Venus conjunction. This brings a further boost to your creativity and Neptune’s inconjunct to the same Sun/Venus conjunction infuses imagination and sensitivity, but may also bring anxiety.
Challenging aspects from Chiron indicate that wounds around your ability to shine may well surface now; potentially intensifying in the run up to the Full Moon.
Allow them to surface and explore them. How can you shift through them and reap the benefit of increased joy, fulfillment and radiance waiting on the other side?
Uranus will be strong now and with Mercury on the anuretic ‘rebellion’ degree of Cancer – (Sabian Symbol “A Daughter of the American Revolution”) something’s afoot.
What are you breaking out from or awakening to?
Where are you craving change and excitement?
When Uranus is strong in our skies, sleep can be thin on the ground, as he tends to play havoc with the nervous system.
There is no rush!
Ensure you get plenty of brain and nervous system-nourishing foods; such as blueberries, ginger, lettuce, walnuts, avocados, bananas and peaches.
Consider trying the herb Ashwagandha if stress is an issue and commit to daily deep breathing.
Mercury will move into Leo on the 12th adding flair to your speech. Watch for a need to be right, bossiness and a touch of the ‘know it alls’.
Find a way to engage your mind in fun activities, add colour where you can and encourage those around you.
When Mars moves into Virgo on the 18th he’ll kick-start the energy shift into this diligent and detailed sign.
Virgo has a strong work ethic – with the emphasis being on quality, not quantity. This is the time to start plugging away at refining the creations you’ve been showcasing earlier this month.
Mars will be closely followed by Venus, The Sun and Mercury, who will all be in the Earthy sign of Virgo by 29th August.
Venus in Virgo likes to show love in practical ways, so from the 21st consider how you can be of service to your loved ones and help make life a little easier for them.
You’ll likely feel more introverted now and may find yourself wanting to clean and purify your sanctuary.
Health and day to day work matters are likely to be at the fore from the 23rd as the Sun joins Mars and Venus in the health-conscious sign.
Consider your daily rituals and whether they’re serving you.
Mercury’s move into Virgo on the 29th delivers a dose of critical thinking.
Great for analysis, self-improvement and repair work, but be wary of being too harsh on yourself, as Virgo can strive for perfectionism.
How can you bring more joy to your working life and less strain?
Our next New Moon will fall in the sign of Virgo on the 31st August. I’ll be sending out the September energy report early (at the end of August), which will include a write up on this.
Where is the Lunar Energy likely to impact you?
Those of you who have my E-Book (Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness) or have copies of your personal natal charts might like to check the house axis over which this month’s New and Full moon will fall, as this is a good indicator of which area of life you are likely to feel the greatest effect.
The significant degrees for this month’s new moon are: at 8 degrees and 36 seconds of Leo.
Which house (area of life) does that activate within your personal chart?
The significant degrees for this Full Moon are: at 22 degrees and 24 seconds of Aquarius (the Moon) and 22 degrees and 24 seconds of Leo (the Sun).
Which house axis (areas of life) does that activate within your personal chart?
The Moon Manifestations
New Moons signify a new beginning and are great for goal-setting.
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