The energy of August 2018 is very similar to July with more retrogrades and eclipses, however by the end of the month we are going to find ourselves inspired and ready to begin a new chapter.
August kicks off still under the influence of the Blood Moon Eclipse. During the first week of August we may still feel things rising up from the depths in order to be cleared.
Emotions may also be high during the first week of August as Mars, which is still in retrograde, continues to be very active.
Mars is our inner warrior, and can help us to achieve and overcome all obstacles, but when this energy is not in balance, or when it’s met with lots of lunar energy like it is in August, it can cause us to feel restless, agitated, and even aggressive.
If there is any anger or frustration buried underneath the surface, the first week of August may lead you to get things off your chest. Even though it can be tempting, it is best to practice patience and to really think it through if you are planning on confronting someone or taking action on something.
This energy does have an impulsive feel to it, so it’s going to be important to not leap before looking. Under all of this energy, slow and steady really does win the race.
On August 7th we have Uranus going retrograde, making a total of six planets in retrograde. This is going to continue the theme we have been dealing with since July.
Having so many planets in retrograde is a sign from the Universe that we need to stop and reflect on our past before moving forward.
Uranus going retrograde may bring up issues that were occurring around May 2018, or you may receive more insights or wisdom as to something that was stirring around this time.
On August 8th we have the opening of the Lionsgate Portal, which will be activating our soul bodies and helping us to upgrade and fine tune to higher frequencies and vibrations.
Following this we also have a Solar Eclipse on August 11th in the sign of Leo. This is the most potent and influential aspect of the month and it’s going to be lighting a new path forward.
This Solar Eclipse is going to bring new opportunities that will help us to start a new chapter in our lives. It may also bring more clarity and guidance around anything that was stirred during the Blood Moon Eclipse.
In fact, this Solar Eclipse is working in partnership to the Blood Moon Eclipse, and together it is likely these two lunar events will help to bring clarity to any issues or concerns you have been having.
This Solar Eclipse is the last Eclipse for 2018, and we are going to be working with its energy until the next Eclipse season starts in January 2019.
On August 18-19th, Mercury will turn direct after being retrograde since July 25th. This is going to help things start speeding up again, but with many other planets still in retrograde, it is only going to offer a small reprieve.
The real release with all of these retrogrades comes on August 27th when Mars finally goes direct after being retrograde since the end of June.
Mars will take a few days to rev back up, but once it does we are going to feel huge waves of action and energy. In fact, September will be a great month to push forward and we are going to be feeling far more energized and awakened.
Just a day before Mars turns direct we also have the Pisces Full Moon. This is one of the most beautiful Full Moon’s of the year and has wonderful prosperous, romantic, and creative energy that we all get to enjoy.
While most of August still has this sluggish, retrograde energy that is guiding us to go back to the past, by the end of the month things are going to take a positive turn, and we are going to start feeling more energized and inspired to take that first step in the direction that has been calling our heart.