Welcome to August 2023! What an INCREDIBLE month lies ahead of us all. This Summer/Winter( Northern/Southern hemispheres) has been laden with vibes from the past. We have been asked to go backwards in a sense and a lot of reflection, revision and redirection has been our focus. Karmic retribution in all forms is the vibe of this coming month.
Get ready to listen with intent and purpose + to honor your deepest passions and desires. It is time to take a step back and go within. Getting yourself prepared will be the theme of August 2023. Next month will be a time to move forward in new and inspiring ways.
August 2023 is a time of intense retrograde activity with the 2 personal planets of Venus, the planet of love, beauty and comfort + Mercury, the planet of the mind, communication and contracts. When personal planets are retrograde, we feel it more intensely on an individual level. It is time to rework and re-inspire ourselves. Past situations + past people could pop up out of nowhere. Their re- arrival is in many ways will be a test on how far we have come with lessons from the past. Connecting the mind to the heart is a big theme of this intense month.
We begin August 2023 with a BANG of intensity and the culmination of events and situations...
On August 1st, we have the Uber intelligent and detached Full Moon at 9 degrees of Aquarius. Full moons are highly emotional and symbolize endings, culminations and manifestations. Aquarius, the 11th zodiac sign, is known to be intellectual, genius inspired, unusual, eccentric and futuristic. The Full Moon in Aquarius is here to bring in a highly eccentric and somewhat erratic vibe to our emotions. With the opposing Sun in Leo, there is a fixed presence with this full moon of "my way or the highway". While Full moons are highly emotional and sensitive, there will be an almost robotic energy around our feelings. Some folks could want their freedom and reclaim it at this time. This is a great full moon to focus on future endeavors that have to deal with the intellectual realm. An air of brilliance will dominate our plans and projects. Expect some wacky and erratic behavior now. For folks with their Sun, Moon or Ascendant signs on or close to 9 degrees of Aquarius, you will be most impacted by this genius inspired full moon. Expect major chapters of your life to end or some kind of big reward could come in when you least expect it. The second most impacted group will be those with their Sun, Moon or Ascendant signs on or close to 9 degrees of the other fixed signs of Taurus, Leo and Scorpio. Expect fireworks and mayhem in your home life, relationships and destiny. For everyone else, check where 9 degrees of Aquarius falls in your natal chart to see where these brainy and futuristic endings and manifestations will be occurring.
On August 12th, we have the meetup or "cazimi" of Venus, the planet of love, beauty and comfort, who is currently retrograde with the Sun, who is the celestial body of our ego, life force and masculine nature, both at 20 degrees of Leo. Retrograde Venus conjunct the Sun in Leo is a powerful time of reconnecting to our inner drive and passions. This is a unique aspect where the Sun eclipses Venus as she continues her retrograde descent into the "underworld" before re-emerging as a morning star in September. Many fated and important heart centered occurrences will be happening now. This is a great aspect to reawaken and inner childhood dreams and reinspire your hobbies and creative pursuits. Since Leo as a sign rules the heart, many love connections could really take off now. These could be flavored with drama and bold feelings. Passion overload and ego could be the lower vibrations of this aspect so be aware. For those folks with their Sun, Moon or Ascendant signs on or close to 20 degrees of Leo, expect to have a major eclipse of the heart. This could happen in any area of your life but it will be intensely profound and at the same time very warm + inspiring. The group next most impacted by this transit will be those with their Sun, Moon or Ascendant signs on or close to 20 degrees of the other fixed signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius. Intense and karmic alliances could form. Some could discover their life purpose in unexpected and fated ways. For everyone else, check where 20 degrees of Leo falls in your natal chart to see where these passionate and heart inspired events will be transpiring.
Moving to mid month, on August 16th, we have a bright and inspiring New Moon at 23 degrees of Leo. Leo, as described above, is the sign that rules the heart, leadership, creativity, joy and childlike joy. New moons themselves are always a sign of hope and the opportunity to begin again, wipe the slate clean and a time of beginnings. The New Moon in Leo is here to inspire us to get in touch with our deepest passions and heart centered endeavors. This is a wonderful New Moon to tap into your creative energies, to begin a love affair and to step into a new space of confidence. It is time to take charge + be bold and daring. Since Leo rules childlike energy, it is time to tap into healing any childhood wounds and to focus on the present moment with gratitude and self respect. The New Moon in Leo wants us to let loose and be in the present moment with a sense of adventure and positive vibes. For those with their Sun,Moon or Ascendant signs on or close to 23 degrees of Leo will be most impacted by this bright new moon. It is time to turn a new chapter and to focus on your self confidence + leadership abilities. it is time to SHINE your light and to take a risk. The second most impacted group will be those with their Sun, Moon or Ascendant signs on or close to 23 degrees of the other fixed signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius. This New Moon is ready to bring in some big news with your family, relationships and life path. For everyone else, check where 23 degrees of Leo falls in your natal chart to see where these bright, fun and exciting vibes will occur.
On August 22nd, the Sun, which rules our ego, life force and vitality moves from the fiery sign of Leo into the earthy grounded sign of Virgo. Virgo energy is all about being practical, logical, intellectually driven and organized. We are ready to take the party vibes to bed and get down to the brass tactics of life with a sense of duty and responsibility. The Sun in Virgo is here to bring forth a more solid and centered energy of accountability and focusing on the details of life. This is a great time to begin to focus on our health, work and sense of service to humanity. Everyone will be ready to get to work in a certain area of life + to be more mutable in our way of pursuing things. For those with their Sun, Moon or Ascendant signs in Virgo will have a rebirth of their ambitions and big projects and plans will be coming forth. It is time to cleanse your life with a dose of humbleness and gratitude. For everyone else, check where Virgo falls in your natal chart to see where you will be ready to get down to the basics + be focused on hard work and practicality.
On August 23rd, Mercury…
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