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This month offers up one such chance a rare chance to make changes to your daily life and your routines. The eclipse is igniting the part of your horoscope where you set your schedules and timetables. Whatever isn’t working for you, change it now! Talk to whomsoever you need to and let them know what would suit you better. This is also a good time to renegotiate your job description, if you work.
Power date: August 18 – should feel like a great day to be a Piscean!
So here we go into another eclipse month which means it’s quite likely to be at least as crazy as it’s been for the past few weeks. So many people are reporting that the life feels quite crazy right now. We have had the eclipses, we have had the change-maker planet Uranus changing signs quite recently and we have six planets retrograding this winter or summer, depending on where you are in the world.
If all that isn’t a recipe for madness, then I really don’t know what is!
All that is the background music as August kicks off. Think chaos, second chances, think new beginnings that come suddenly.
Added to all this, we have a very big clash between the retrograding angry planet Mars and the planet of chaos and madness, Uranus, at the very start of the month. You could say August starts with a bang not a whimper, that’s for sure. However forewarned is forearmed, so do what you can to stay on an even keel by meditating and breathing through dramas. There will be chaos. But as long as you try to stay calm and accept that it’s just part of the process as you settle into your new Uranus cycle, all should be well.
All your life you thought X was X, and now you’re finding out that in fact, X is Y? The way you think is evolving rapidly. You’re starting to see life from another angle. Your perceptions are changing. You have the power to think originally now – embrace it! Say what you think (without being TOO shocking!) Your ideas will be fresh and new. But you really do need to meditate, too, to counter the mind-madness! Don’t know how? Find a teacher.
Just to keep you fully informed, it’s worth noting that in fact, Uranus has gone about as far into the sign of Taurus that it’s going to for this first foray. As of August 7, Uranus goes into a retrograde cycle, joining the five other planets also doing the same thing. Note that it’s for this reason that I’m calling this season the second chancesseason of second chances”! If you want a second chance personally or professionally, you could be about to get lucky. When planets reverse, we get to review, rethink, re-argue, re-dream and so on.
As for the Uranus retrograde, though, it has a secondary meaning. All the madness you’ve felt for the past few months? You’re about to go through a sort of “second version” of it. Some of the same weirdness could arise. People behaving erratically and so on, work issues spinning out of control. And yet, because this is the retrograde and because Uranus is going backwards and covering old ground in your chart, there is every chance you will know better how to handle it all.
So what about the Full Moon eclipse in Leo? It’s being news for everyone and not just for Leos! Thought if you happen to be Leo or Leo Rising (find out here for free) then yes, it’s extra big news!
Eclipses come along in pairs or threes or fours. In this current eclipse season, this New Moon eclipse is the third and last of the series which started in mid-July with the New Moon eclipse, then sparked again at the end of July with the Full Moon eclipse and now here we are with the New Moon eclipse again.
Remember this, New Moon eclipses are the bomb! They are THE time to start anything new. So if you’re launching any kind of new project now and can do it after the eclipse, then you will have amazing energies on your side. Here are the eclipse times:
New Moon Eclipse on August 11 (Sydney) at 19 Leo
New Moon Eclipse details:
SYDNEY: August 11, 7.57pm
NEW YORK: August 11, 5.57am
LONDON: August 11, 10.57am
The New Moon is the time to set your intentions for the month ahead. By getting clear on what you want, you will effectively be sending out arrows of desire that cannot help but start to manifest. Of course you also need to work towards your dreams. For help getting started with your New Moon wishes, intentions and commitments, pick up my 100% New Moon Wishing Guide
So what can YOU do with the New Moon eclipse? That is a very good question!
There are changes afoot in the way you spend your days. For some a whole career direction will mean that your daily routines are altered forever. For others, it’s just going to be minor tweaks to your current situation. If you’re not happy with your job description and duties, NOW is a very good time to approach your boss with an idea for how it could be made to work better. If you are happy with the way things are, look for ways to make things every better. Also an excellent time to start a new fitness regime.
The Full Moon this month is the first non-eclipse lunation we have had since mid-July.
Full Moon on August 26 (Sydney) at 4 Pisces
Full Moon details:
SYDNEY: August 26, 9.56pm
NEW YORK: August 26, 7.56am
LONDON: August 26, 12.56pm
The Full Moon is the time when your emotions come up to the surface for you to deal with them. If you work with them, you can clear yourself out energetically. The easiest way to do this is to make peace with the past, once a month at least. For help doing that, click here for my 100% free Full Moon Forgiveness Kit.
Remember, even a non-eclipse Full Moon turns up the volume on whatever else is going on in your life and whatever else is going on in the skies. This month, the Full Moon is taking place before and after some quite tense alignments.
Notably, right after the eclipse, there is a clash between Venus and Pluto; Venus being the planet of love and abundance, and Pluto being the powerful planet of paranoid obsession! In other words, there could be some rather intense times related to love, money and power this month!
Following on from the fact of the Venus/Pluto clash here are a few ideas to work with this Full Moon.
1. Forgive someone who hurt you – just let it go
2. Make sure you’re being super honest in your love life and when it comes to finances
3. Look at if you need to pare back your budget
4. Watch out for power struggles related to love or money
5. Avoid emotional entanglements – obsession isn’t healthy love!
(remember to read your Rising Sign if you know it for even more accuracy!)
The Full Moon takes place in your sign which is a sure message from the skies – it’s time to stop thinking so much about someone else, and time to start investing some emotional energy into your own well-being. This is a potentially highly emotional time so don’t be surprised if life feels extra intense. The trick is not to lose your cool, and to stay mindful of the fact that what happens now can be a path to your future. The Full Moon is definitely a marker for you – it can also be a turning point. If you’re not happy about where your life is headed, it’s time to turn and face a new direction.
The hardy warrior revisits an old battleground aka Mars revers into Cap
Also of great import astrologically this month, we get the continuation and then conclusion of the Mars retrograde cycle. Mars is the planet of anger and sex so among other things, there could be some old angry arguments coming up and there could be some sex with your ex! You have been warned!
From my Season of Second Chances free email series: As with all the retrogrades, this one is a double-edged sword. The upside is that Mars is the planet of anger, fighting, testosterone and blood. There is reason to hope that when the planet associated with the Roman God of war is reversing, people will lay down their guns, at least for a while.
This can be literal or it can simply mean we are better able to control our angry impulses and draw breath before shouting!
When it comes to second chances, Mars retrograde offers the perfect opportunity to revisit a situation that went badly due to anger or stress. See how things go if you remain calm this time! Now is a good time to get back in touch with an ex, or a friend you fell out with. Professionally, this can be a good time to build bridges with a difficult colleague.
Mars is the warrior of the zodiac – whether you’re male or female, Mars is where you fight from. As Mars reverses, we could be re-waging old battles, so watch out if you sense that you’re being drawn back into an argument you really have had enough of. That said, if you need more energy and FIGHT, Mars retrograde has your back!
For you, Mars is going backwards in your 11th House – this affects your friends and the groups you belong to. Just before the retrograde started, if you’ve been uncharacteristically upfront with your mates, now you know why. Mars was going forwards in this part of your chart and imbuing it with his firepower. Mars is the planet of aggression – if you’ve found it harder than usual to keep your cool in group situations, this is also why. Try not to let it become a habit, and if you need to take back some of your anger, the retrograde period might just allow it. What’s more, Mars has hopefully also fired you up with the energy and urge to go out and meet new people during this transit through this part of your chart – which has to be a good thing. Now, as he stalls in your 11th House, it focuses this hot Mars energy to connect with a wider group. Don’t be put off by the idea of the “retrograde” – if you’re in the mood to expand your circle, go for it. Mars is a powerful energy and right now he’s pushing his power into the part of your chart governing the groups you belong to. This part of the chart is also about hopes and dreams. If you know you’ve let yourself down by not putting enough energy into make your dreams come true, use the linger-longer Mars energy now to reinvest some firepower into The Thing You Wish For.
If you’re a Mercury retrograde watcher, then you will be glad to hear that this cycle concludes on August 19. Which means that Mercury will be going backwards for MOST of August. In other words, most of what you do this month could end up having to be done again, in some way. Or maybe you’re already repeating something you did in a past Mercury retrograde cycle.
On the one hand, Mercury retrograde can be a time when communications and travel plans in particular go awry, and that does test the patience. So leave room for manoeuvre in your summer holiday itinerary and expect unexpected adventures. On the other hand, it’s also a brilliant cycle because it gives us all a chance to stop racing ahead mentally, to rethink and review. In terms of holiday plans, revisiting somewhere you love or seeing old friends is an ideal way to use the energies.
After last month’s retrograde, communications planet Mercury is now resuming normal transmission and going forwards again – great news for you if your daily life has had you on the hop. For you, Mercury has been going backwards in your SIXTH HOUSE of daily work and health. If you’ve been going two steps forwards and one step back where any or all of those subjects are concerned, now you know why! If, on the other hand, you’ve used the past few weeks to re-direct your daily duties or to get back into health routines you’d allowed to lapse, good for you. You made the most of the cycle. This weekend, as Mercury changes directions, you can expect one last possible blast of mayhem. And after that? Expect a lot less uncertainty in your daily life.
Also – information for all the signs – note that August brings an amazing Jupiter/Neptune connection. If it weren’t for the fact of the eclipse and all the retrogrades, this combo alone would have been the main headline of this month’s stars. As it is, you’re reading about it towards the end of the post because while it’s big, it’s just not as JARRING as the rest of the astrology for August.
What is does mean is that this month is ideal for connecting to Spirit, to the Divine, to Source. And how to do that? I don’t know any better way than to meditate. If you do know how to meditate, do it daily this month. And if you don’t know how, then make it a goal (a New Moon wish?) to learn. It will change your life! But learning it isn’t enough.
You also have to do it, to get the most out of it. Just saying.
The Jupiter/Neptune connection takes place on August 19, the same day that Mercury ends its reverse cycle. If you do nothing else that day, set aside time to
1. Just say “Ommmm…”
2. Make a list of what 1- things which would make you feel inspired
3. Work out how to do at least three of those things in the coming week
Finally, fyi, the planet of war and blood and sex and drive, Mars, ends his retrograde cycle on August 27.
All in all, it’s a potentially exciting month. Remember that being a New Moon eclipse month, it’s a time to BOLDLY stride into whatever future you want to create for yourself!
If you have been having second thoughts about the way you live your life, and especially if you have been thinking you need to be a bit more Zen, then August has what you need. You can put new daily life routines in place this month and consequently end up feeling for more uplifted about what life has to offer.
Have a great month!
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