August 1st heralds the official beginning of grain, fruit and vegetable harvest. The ancients celebrated Lammas / Lughnasadh on August 1st to thank the gods for their first harvest, and to acknowledge that fall is on the horizon. But, we’re not only being pushed towards change from the cosmos, but, a pagan holiday is validating the changes to come! Just look at it as, “out with the old and in with the new!” It’s been a long time coming, and… *dramatic pause*… it’s going to be just alittle bit longer!
For many, July was tough, to put it mildly. We’re still reeling from the effects of the planets that are still in retrograde motion, and the two eclipses, and now we have a New Moon Solar Eclipse, in Leo, on August 11th to throw some more chaos and confusion our way! So what does the New Moon Solar Eclipse on August 11th mean? Glad you asked! It means that there is a new beginning (planting seeds) coming your way and since the New Moon Solar Eclipse is in Leo the new beginning has a strong potential to be connected with children, an old flame suddenly coming into your life, or a creative endeavor and/or project that you’ve had to put on the back burner. Whatever it is, and whatever the source, you are absolutely able to meet the challenge – unfortunately the timing sucks! Mercury is still in retrograde (and Mars too) so be prepared to experience more unwanted drama, delays, and a ton of frustration until the end of August. Create a plan, and put everything into perspective until after Mercury goes direct on August 18th and Mars goes direct on August 27th. Then it will be time to dance a jig and put those new seeds in the ground! Wahoo!
The Sun enters earth sign Virgo on August 23rd. The Full Moon in Pisces on August 26th will have you feeling and sensing not only your own emotions but the emotions of everyone else too! You may feel as if every ounce of energy you have has been sucked out of you! If you feel ungrounded or off balance, the easiest ways to recharge is going out and hugging a tree, or eating red meat. You will need your batteries recharged to take on the challenges that been waiting for your attention. Now, Mars, the planet of war and motivation is going to give you a big push to get stuff done – your way!
There you have it in a nut shell for August. Hopefully, September will mellow out and let us take a breather! Right! LOL!
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