August 2018:  Total eclipse of the heart: the power of love.

August intention: I am confident in my highest voice and trust the desires of my heart to guide me in success, abundance and unconditional love.

Themes for August: We are being called to love more, do more, and be more. Sometimes when we ‘think big’, a re-structuring is in order. A third and final Jupiter/Saturn semi-square makes it’s pass September 3rd, and we will have access to the lessons in this area all month: massive growth is tempered by order.  

Now is the time to rise to the occasion of our lives. How can you help create Peace on Earth with the power of your unique sacred flame? When major life events surface on the 11th (Partial Solar Eclipse), during a significant Jupiter/Neptune trine, we are asked to cultivate and refine our heart energy. What’s really important to you? Venus in Libra calls in similar energy, suggesting a need for equilibrium among our relationships.

Redefining our love energy goes a level deeper when we Uranus, the planet of genius, brilliance, and big surprises goes retrograde August 7 – January 7, 2019. Consider what “towers” you need to kick down (but don’t make any big moves yet). This tower you’re about to tear down may shock everyone around you. Green lights come on to start demolition and rebuild when Uranus goes direct in January. Ruthless dedication to a total healing transformation from a Pluto/Chiron quintile in early September supports the large Uranian waves of transformation as well.

A retrograde Mars enters Capricorn this month. You may notice rigidity in those who don’t know how to handle this type of energy. If you’re getting strict marching orders from the boss (or being too hard on yourself), you can tap into diligent, deliberate, persistent energy for whatever mountains of paperwork you may be climbing out from under. There’s always medicine in the opposite.

Curious how this affects your personal chart? Be sure to catch the end of the forecast for a new section on how this applies to you.

August Numerology: 1 New Beginnings, Your True Voice, Initiation
August = 8th Month
2018 = (2+0+1+8) =11 (1+1) = 2 Universal Year
11 is a Master Number; in Numerology, it is an 11/2 year
2 (Universal Year) + 8 (August) = 10
Reduce it further: (1+0) = 1 Universal Month

In numerology, the 1 is the first of the single digit numbers and thus, acts like The # 1! This energy will support you in starting something new through your true voice. When we look at the 1 and it’s placement in the calendar (August officially being in the second half of the year), think of this 1 energy as being the start of Act 2 for the year. It’s an optimal time for reviewing the past 7 months and asking: What have I learned? What have I accomplished? Where have I fallen short? This the opportunity to capitalize on the magic of good timing and initiate what you intend to create for the months to come. Ideally, you will have some good perspective from the July 27th full moon eclipse in Aquarius. Use that momentum to take stock in your experience thus far in 2018 and believe that you can build a new, solid and more evolved experience for the remainder of the year.

August at a glance:

  • In love and relationships, this is the time to set a new precedent or hold yourself to higher, more deserving standards.
  • For wealth, August offers us the opportunity to set new goals and initiate healthier behaviors around our finances.
  • Like wealth, this is a great month to recognize where you compromise or make excuses in health matters and set intentions, begin new behaviors about more optimal health goals.
  • August is a 1 universal month
  • Venus enters Libra on the 6th
  • Uranus goes retrograde on the 7th
  • Lion’s Gate Portal on the 8th
  • Partial Solar Eclipse (New Moon) on the 11th
  • Retrograde Mars enters Capricorn on the 12th then goes direct on August 27th
  • Mercury goes direct on the 18th but remains in Post Shadow through Sept 2
  • Jupiter/Neptune trine on the 19th
  • Sun enters Virgo on the 22nd
  • Full Moon on the 26th

Wednesday, August 1: Fire hazard. A Mars/Uranus square releases under a heated Aries Moon. Tempers are hot; try to keep your cool. Stay hydrated, pray for calm, and keep yourself centered throughout the day. Practice responding instead of reacting.  

Thursday, August 2: We have a little breather in the Skies. It’s a good day to schedule important tasks and get big-ticket items out of the way.

Friday, August 3: Self-care. The day starts out foggy with a Void of Course Moon that releases around 3pm. The subtle energies are calling you to take action in matters of your health and self-care regimen with a Mars/Chiron sextile.

Saturday, August 4: Don’t press your luck this weekend. A Sun/Jupiter square is percolating over the next few days: avoid tendencies to over exaggerate, overspend, or overindulge.

Sunday, August 5: Take it easy, proportions are off. Something may be bigger than it seems. Wait for time to pass to gain proper perspective.

Monday, August 6: Venus enters Libra today, suggesting a need for equilibrium and balance in relationships. She also trines Mars, which activates sexual energy/stamina, and suggests “love” as your driving force. Pursuing justice is another positive use of this energy.

Tuesday, August 7: Face your inner freak. Remember in May when we were all talking about the big shift of Uranus moving into Taurus? Well, Uranus, the planet of shock and awe goes retrograde at 2 Taurus today and stays retrograde until January 7, 2019. Be aware of any part of yourself that you may be bottling up which actually wants to rebel, seek freedom, and be heard. The revolution is within you. Think about what towers you need to kick down while Uranus is retrograde, and then start the action of demolition and rebuilding work when Uranus goes direct in January.

Added tension and self-criticism in the airwaves stems from a Venus/Chiron opposition, a Mars/Neptune semi-square, and a Sun/Mercury conjunction. Meditation and mind-centering techniques are useful but challenging today under a Void of Course Moon. Lay low. Pay attention to that hidden part of you that you don’t let anyone else see. And let times change before you make any big adjustments or announcements. Numerology concurs the tensions…

Numerology: 6, 8, & 2
August 7 (8+7) = 15, 1+5 = 6 Day: Overbearing
August 7, 2018 (8+7+2+0+1+8) = 26, 2+6 = 8 Universal Energy: Thrill-Seeking
2 Degrees Taurus: Imbalance

*Remember, there are always lower vibrations (challenging behaviors) of each number, and this energy may be more sensitive, resulting in our defaulting to fear-based, reactive attitudes and behaviors.

The mixology of the astro-numerology code is pretty intense for Uranus Retrograde. The numerology code can push us to project our fears and insecurities onto others. While the energy of the 6 is usually nurturing and compassionate, the internal force of  Retrograde Uranus in Taurus may drive us with a “need to fix” someone or something rooted in our own selfish or self-centered motives (personified by the lower-vibration of 2; imbalance) as the driving force. No need to fret! Awareness is key here. In order to counteract these urges, pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. The 8 can also masquerade as the thrill-seeker. So, pause when agitated! This is the kind of energy where it would be beneficial to avoid environments, people or situations where you might be triggered.

Meditate.
Be of service.
Get outside and enjoy nature.
Get into gratitude.

Good news: If you can move thoughtfully and mindfully through this energy over the next 6 months, you stand to grow, heal and expand, exponentially and karmically!

Wednesday, August 8: Quack. The Goddess of Love is challenging the Lord of Karma in the heavens today. What will Venus and Saturn be able to work out in terms of love, money, and karmic connections? Make a list, know what you want, get clear with yourself, but don’t make any demands just yet. Clarity is key. Honesty is necessary.

            88 Lion’s Gate Portal

In numerology, 8/8 is called the Lion’s Gate Portal. Today is a pivotal day of the year, revered by the ancient Mayans & Egyptians signifying a portal opening in the cosmos. This opening offers a shift in consciousness for those who are awake and receptive. Today,integrate higher frequencies into your reality. This year the numerology is 8811. The 88 code offers professional opportunity and the 11 code unlocks psychic potential.

Thursday, August 9: Take the day off if possible, as not much will be accomplished anyways. Avoid important tasks at work, and delay conversations until tomorrow. The Moon is Void of Course all day from 6:20am to 11:20pm.

Friday, August 10: Proportions are off when rose colored glasses are on. Don’t poke the bear. A Mercury/Jupiter square brewing in the Skies suggests this is a bad time for writing, legal work and publishing, but it’s also a time for unexpected victories when the underdog can win. The details may not line up with your bigger dreams, just be patient and wait for a better time to launch new projects.

Saturday, August 11: Total eclipse of the heart. Partial Solar Eclipse (New Moon) in 18 degrees of Leo. Eclipses bring big life events to the surface. Perhaps you get news of a new marriage, the birth of a new baby, a death, an announcement of a new business partnership. Whatever it is, this can trigger you into action for the change you want to see in your own life.

Where can you be more loving?
How can you have/be more fun?
How can you self-promote in a healthy way?
Who do you want to play with?
Tap into Leo medicine and find the answers.

New Moon Numerology: 1, 3, & 18
August 11 (8+1+1) = 10, 1+0 = 1 Day: Confidence
August 11, 2018 (8+1+1+2+0+1+8) = 21, 2+1 = 3 Universal Energy: Invention
18 Degrees: Integrity vs. Ego

Okay, the astro-numerology mixology serves up a great cocktail on this Leo new moon partial eclipse, specifically encouraging us to create with confidence, courage and integrity in all we do. The 1 supports in initiating more love, fun, health, play, etc. While the 3 feels encouraging, extroverted (like the Leo), and most importantly, innovative. There is huge opportunity to seed intentions and beliefs that support a richer, fuller, happier life. Take advantage of this astro-numerology code and manifest through an aligned heart and head. Choose integrity versus falling prey (as we all do at times) to ego-driven desires. Move from a space of “lack consciousness” to a space of “abundance consciousness.”

Reflections:
Do I believe that I am worthy of living a fulfilling life, every day?
Who am I appreciative of in my life? (Tell them)

Intentions

New Moon Intentions
I have loyal friends that I like to play with.
I’m stepping into my role as a heart-centered leader.
My heart is being healed.
I am abundant in all experiences.
I am grateful for _______.
I enjoy using my creativity to manifest abundant solutions.

Sunday, August 12: A retrograde Mars enters Capricorn today. You may notice rigidity in those who don’t know how to handle this type of energy in a more balanced way. If you’re getting too many marching orders, tap into diligent, deliberate, persistent energy for whatever mountains of paperwork you may be climbing out from under.

Monday, August 13 – Friday, August 17: Peace on Earth. A Jupiter/Neptune trine offers large, cosmic coincidences and an opportunity for rising to the occasion of the message of our lives. The Insight Timer meditation app is one of our favorites. You can download the app and meditate with thousands of people around the world.  

Saturday, August 18: The eclipse of the heart, and the power of love themes continue as Mercury, Messenger of the Gods turns direct and sextiles Venus, the Goddess of Love. Mercury goes direct in 11 degrees of Leo, but we aren’t in the clear. Merc remains in Post Shadow through Sept 2nd.

With this Mercury retrograde pass, you’re looking for patterns and themes wherever 11-Leo is in your chart. For example, 11-Leo is in my 9th house of publishing. Mercury will pass directly over my North Node in Leo this month. I began writing a new novel while Mercury was still direct in July. The topic involves reviewing an overseas trip (9th house)  I took earlier this year and I made time to edit/review during the retrograde period. When Mercury goes direct again, I’ll finish writing it and begin looking for agents when Mercury conjuncts my North Node.

Numerology: 8, 1, & 11
August 18: (8+1+8) = 17 (1+7) = 8 Day
August 18, 2018: (8+1+8+2+0+1+8) = 28 (2+8) = 10 (1+0) = 1 Universal Energy
11 Degrees Leo: 11

Whoop! This is a phenomenal numerology code for Manifestation and Clarity (Triple 111)! With Mercury stationing direct in Leo, this offers you an opportunity to truly live from the inside out. Take time to reflect on your desires. Don’t be afraid to voice your passions with confidence and clarity. Now is the time to move forward with your dreams and wishes.

Sunday, August 19: The major Jupiter/Neptune trine completes today and won’t make this aspect again until July of 2026. What waves of peace can we start now, that will have an affect on our future? How can we rise to the occasion of the message of our lives? Consider some celebrities who carried big messages. These guys had Jupiter/Neptune trine in their natal charts: Martin Luther King, Kurt Cobain, Paula Abdul, Peter Gabriel, Ritchie Valens, and Dustin Hoffman.

Monday, August 20: Skies are clear for work and play until 6:46pm when Luna goes Void of Course and you’re energy likely feels more drained. Keep it simple tonight.

Tuesday, August 21: A Jupiter/Chiron sesquisquare brewing this week offers an opportunity to look at our understanding of the healing journey/process in a new way and some of us might want to review how we teach healing to others. Some of us might want to review how travel has expanded our horizons and helped us heal. What have we believed without experiencing? What have we experienced without believing? It’s an opportune time to ask some deep questions. Be careful about attaching meaning and greater purpose to every little thing on your Quest. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Wednesday, August 22: Clean the fridge, back up your files, get orderly about things. *Dear Prudence is your theme song for the Sun entering Virgo today. Anything can be tackled when broken down into smaller steps and organized efficiently. Be aware of tendencies to become paralyzed by analysis and just keep doing the next right thing. Virgo energy is very pragmatic, clean, and precise. If you’re normally late, see if you can tap into the magic of being on time this month.

Thursday, August 23: Slow start. The Moon is Void of Course from 9a-noon. But go ahead and fill your schedule after lunch. A Sun/Uranus trine and Sun/Saturn trine add brilliance, vision, and an acceptance of the strange and the strict. Invite self-discipline into your life wherever you can. If you’re persistent and consistent in your work, you’re more apt to be available to hear those brilliant strokes of genius.  

Friday, August 24: The big energies continue to swirl. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep your sights set on higher things: total healing transformation.

Saturday, August 25: Schedule a full day of down time. Don’t overexert yourself nor start new projects. Luna is Void of Course all day.

Sunday, August 26: Powerful transformation is available to you today. The Full Moon at 03° Pisces at 6:56am conjures intense emotions, and then Venus squares Pluto. But baby, it ain’t over, til it’s over. Can you identify some patterns you’re ready to heal, deal, and seal regarding relationships, money, and power?

Numerology: 8, 9, & 3
August 26: (2+6) = 8 Day: Empowerment
August 26, 2018: (8+2+6+2+0+1+8) = 27 (2+7) = 9 Universal Energy: Let Go!
3 Degrees Pisces: Charisma

Well this astro-numerology concoction may be smooth going down, but it’s a sneaky zinger! Between the emotional waves that Pisces tends to stir and the rush of the 8, this energy can thrust you way up high or have you crashing down deep. Fortunately, the energy of the 9 offers its usual big picture and strategic visionary approach while also urging us to let go. It’s a full moon- release the lower vibrational stuff that no longer serves your highest good, and make space for something much more abundant. Let go and trust. The 3 energy lightens and brightens the mood adding a kick of sass and charisma to the mix (thank you #3). Get out of your own way.

Reflections:
Are my motives mostly unconditional or selfish?
Am I willing to accept my roll in my circumstances?

Full Moon Intentions

Boundaries: How can I be a drop of water in the ocean of consciousness?
I’m complete and whole.
I trust my innate wisdom.
I choose the greatest good and am willing to release selfish behaviors.
I release limiting behaviors and beliefs.

Monday, August 27: Moving forward. Mars turns direct at 9:04am in 28 degrees of Capricorn. It’s a great day to be working on long-term projects. Remain flexible with how things can shake out; be careful of any tendencies to become rigid. You may also feel underlying tension from a Mercury/Jupiter square. Where can you under-promise and over-deliver?

Numerology: 9, 1, & 28
August 27: (2+7) = 9 Day: Wisdom
August 27, 2018: (8+2+7+2+0+1+8) = 28 (2+8) = 10 (1+0) = 1 Universal Energy: Intentionality
28 Degrees Capricorn: Leadership through Diplomacy

Thank your lucky stars (and numbers) that Mars is direct! This redirection of energy and forward momentum is thrust forward with a powerful numerological code. Between the 9 and the 1 (always a karmic combination because they are the bookends of the single digit numbers), and the leadership through diplomacy evoked by the powerful 28, this is a fortuitous day to begin a new professional project, set a long-term goal for your health/fitness or personal development. The energies have your back. However, pace yourself and don’t set yourself for disappointment. Be realistic and accountable with yourself and others.

Tuesday, August 28 – Friday, August 31: Skies are clear for work or play.

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September Sneak Peek:

  • Venus will be in Shadow – explore emotions, buy antiques, go to classic car shows, find good deals at the thrift store, renew your vows, get creative, make art with no intention to sell.
  • Saturn turns direct on Sept 6th – time to wrap up all your Saturn retrograde projects: clean out the garage, handle the details of life/death, organize, add discipline and routine to your schedule
  • September is a 2 Universal Month and 2018 is a, 11/2 Universal Year. This triggers  the master number 22 energy of the Master Builder. It will be crucial to tap into the initiations you forged in August and pay forward that momentum, focus and effort. This energy can potentially establish what you want to build to last for lifetimes.

Lessons in Your Chart. When you know your chart, you can check the degrees to see where all of this affects you personally. Here are two exercises for the beginning home astrologer & numerologist:

  1. Where does Mars in 9 degrees of Capricorn fall in your chart? The last time Mars was in a 9 degree during a retrograde period was in 2016. Does reviewing what was going on in your life April 17, May 28, May 29, and August 2 of 2016 hold any special keys for you?

The 9th degree is all about life lessons (big picture stuff), tapping into innate wisdom and letting go of limiting beliefs and behaviors. Can you identify with this in your astrological placement from above? Where did you learn lessons, change beliefs and behaviors? Have you experienced healing & growth as a result?

Additionally, 2016 was a 9 universal year! (2+0+1+6 = 9). What does this mean? With the 99 combination at play, the lessons can be more potent and likely karmic. Know this, when you learn from outdated beliefs and behaviors and take action to initiate healthy change, there is a karmic healing that ripples out throughout multiple lifetimes.

  1. Where does the Jupiter/Saturn semi-square fall in your chart? The first pass was on December 22, 2017 at 15 Scorpio, the second pass was on March 14, 2018 at 23 Scorpio, and the third and final pass is coming on September 3, 2018 at 17 Scorpio.

August Theme Song: *Dear Prudence

This song was written by John Lennon in India while they were studying Transcendental Meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. One of their friends, Prudence Farrow (Mia Farrow’s sister), became overzealous in her meditation and turned into a recluse. (Credit: https://genius.com/The-beatles-dear-prudence-lyrics)

Dear Prudence, won’t you come out to play
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It’s beautiful and so are you

Dear Prudence won’t you come out and play
Dear Prudence open up your eyes
Dear Prudence see the sunny skies
The wind is low the birds will sing
That you are part of everything

Dear Prudence won’t you open up your eyes?
Look around round
Look around round round
Look around…

 

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