With the first of three consecutive eclipses behind us (last Thursday Aug 18), the climactic TWO eclipses on the Virgo-Pisces axis in September are building up to one of the powerful highlights of 2016!
A powerful period is upon us and so it’s really important to bless the past.. and fully embrace the present.
The next nine days are pivotal as August’s powerful 17/8 Immortality energy is culminating now through the end of the month.
You’re being made aware that life is one long eternal moment…
On Wednesday Mars aligns with Saturn in Sagittarius inviting you to move forward with courage and strong intentions while being patient with the results…
The powerful Aquarius Full Moon Eclipse a few hours ago is a real reminder of how we need to experience both light and dark in our lives to dive fully into our mission and explore our SOUL to the greatest extent possible.
It reminded me of one of my two favorite adventures in Belize earlier this month.
This adventure into the underworld was a sacred experience… as Clara and I were guided on a gentle river… delighting at first in a beautiful day filled with the sun and gorgeous bounty of the jungle that lined the lazy river, and then floating magically into the darkness of an underground cave.
How profound the juxtaposition of light and dark was!
First the sounds of nature – birds and insects and flowing water – quieted down to a silent murmur as only distant underground rapids could be heard.
Darkness enveloped us. Our headlamps were our only navigation tool…
Welcome to the freedom-seeking Full Moon in Aquarius – sign of breakthroughs, a wealth of knowledge, and seeking your soul family.
The powerful Code on August 18 activates a double 8-8 and double 9-9 code placing a great emphasis on heart-centered leadership and inner faith:
- 18.2016 is a 26/8 Universal Date
- August, 2016 is a 17/8 Universal Month
- August 18 is a 9 Universal Day
- and 2016 is a 9 Universal Year
It was an apt metaphor!
With Saturn square Neptune (the defining transit of 2016) being triggered especially this month, all our hidden motivators are being brought to the surface.
Fortunately on Saturday, August 13, Saturn stations direct again at 9° Sagittarius, joining Mars in that sign of expansion and joy. While Saturn was retrograde over the past 4.5 months (since March 15), you have learned what part of your life you needed to take responsibility for.
Identifying what was NOT working well has been a major theme – and then taking that understanding into a higher level of consciousness, the inevitable call-to-action.
Expressing yourself creatively has been a key healing practice in helping you to alchemize the tension and turn your AHA into a powerful experience of transcendence and love.
August 13 is an incredible celebration of love, the divine feminine and the Moon:
Even with Hurricane Earl in the mix!
Hurricane Earl was included in our adventure, as it turns out. It’s the first time Clara and I experienced a hurricane… 10 hours of never-ending winds and rain… and a sudden quiet as the eye of the storm passed over us. It’s an unexpected adventure that inevitably included a powerful internal recalibration as well.
What needed to be addressed – a greater exploration of feelings, seeing unresolved issues – were churned up by the energetics of the winds and rain and made visible.
And this “making visible” theme is being generated ALL of August.
Get ready for a fiery and fabulous LEO New Moon on August 2!
Leo rules the heart in astrology and you are filled with lion-hearted courage now. That strong energy of confidence is magnified by the numerology code in August – a 17 Universal Month of immortality and leadership.
There’s a lot of hope with this code and a lot of positive energy.
What’s so exciting is that six planets are in FIRE signs:
Before that I’m catching up after supporting her during the international piano festival she just attended – lots still to do! And I’m reminded how important it is to take time to breathe.
Summer naturally provides us a wonderful opportunity to relax and press the Pause button.
Pausing can happen in a myriad of ways – for a short moment, for a day – and sometimes even for a period of months and years. It’s so important to take those moments and recognize when to press that pause button. It can be done at ANY time.
Pausing in conversations is an instant spiritual boost.
When you make it a practice to pause before you respond to someone, all your relationships improve!
In fact, if you could just do this one thing, it would change how your interact and experience all relationships in your life.
You have something important to share with the world, and that opportunity for you to shine your light uninhibited, with total trust and immense joy, is here for you now.
Commit to your spiritual mission. Honor the incredible miracle that you are!
Venus values life, and Saturn respects it.
Venus loves, Saturn implements.
When you see kids at play, they don’t hold anything back. They exclaim their happiness or frustration, their passionate discoveries or their sadness.
Kids don’t know how to play it cool.
They learn and grow fast because they taste the full miracle of both pain and joy. They don’t resist life, but fully immerse themselves in whatever appears, welcoming it all – whether it is chaos or sheer excitement.
Venus feels love and Saturn provides the structure for that love to flower and have a platform.
Welcome to the powerful Capricorn FULL Moon!
This exciting lunation occurs on July 19 in the Americas, close to midnight on July 19 Universal Time (London 11:56 pm) and on July 20 in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa.
The big message with this full moon is to never hold back – go internal for inspiration and courage, get adventurous with your career and play time, and confidently implement your spiritual mission.
Capricorn rules the Career sector in Astrology – so pay close attention to big shifts in how you go forth and express your calling!
With Mars finally starting to inch its way forward again after a long retrograde (YAY for forward momentum!), the feeling of freedom this is generating makes our independence and joy even greater.
Allow yourself to get swept away.
No longer resist what is happening to you.
Open your heart completely – to the universe.
Ultimately, freedom is about complete surrender. Accepting what is and not trying to force what isn’t – or… what cannot be.