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Cosmic Influences for August 2017 – Leo, Lions Gate, Eclipses & More

With the sun in Leo, the Lions Gate, Eclipses & more August has a lot going on – here’s how to make the best use of the energies available.

Themes for August

Vervain Flower

The energies this month have an unpredictable, erratic undertone to them that might feel uncomfortable and difficult to negotiate calmly if we do not stay focussed and aware of what is going on.

We have all become quite practiced at surfing the waves of change over recent years so remember that you already have the energetic foundations in place to enable you to respond positively to the energies this month.

Just remember to breath, stay connected, allow and let go where necessary and all will be well.

August Eclipses

The backbone of the energetic setup this month is formed by two eclipses; a full moon partial lunar eclipse on August 7th, exact at 7.10pm GMT and a solar eclipse on the new moon on August 21st, exact at 7.30pm GMT.

This will be the second new moon we have had while the sun is in Leo which in itself is quite an unusual event, even without an eclipse. Eclipses always signal changes of some kind and these two will certainly be no exception. If we wish we can use them as an opportunity to elevate our consciousness into a completely new vibration and then choose to move forward without looking back.

Take the opportunity on the full moon on August 7th to look within and surrender up anything from the past that is limiting your ability to fully be yourself. For instance, this would be an excellent time to review old family patterns and take note of anywhere that you are still trying to fit in with other people’s expectations. Think subtle here, as often we have become so used to doing this that we forget to notice the discomfort that it is causing us.

The huge influx of high frequency light flowing onto our planet over the next few weeks will lovingly nudge us to expand and grow into the next level of consciousness for us

Relationship issues in general will be highlighted by the energies around the full moon so use this as an opportunity to check that all your relationships are functioning from a place of love and compassion. It will pay to start with the relationship that you have with yourself here, because we cannot offer anything to anyone else that we do not also extend to ourselves. Sadly, holding ourselves in love and compassion is still a work in progress for many of us.

When we arrive at the new moon solar eclipse on August 21st everything that we have been working with since the full moon will be ripe for transformation. The energy of this second eclipse is highly transformational in nature and carries the potential to be a pivotal watershed moment that will allow us to expand in consciousness without needing to look back, provided we are willing to allow an upgrade in the thoughts, emotions, beliefs and patterns of behaviour that do not align with the vibration of our true self.

This eclipse will trigger a movement from masculine to feminine energy on our planet, something that will have far reaching effects on our consciousness and how we relate to each other as a collective. As always during times of major transformation it will take time for everyone to come into alignment and many will initially appear to resist the flow of this change. Focus on anchoring the changes within yourself and remember to go with the flow for best results!

8-8, Lions Gate

On August 8th each year, the stargate that we call the Lions Gate portal is fully open allowing a flood of encoded light to flow onto the Earth from the Great Central Sun, through our Sun, the Star Sirius and the earth grid points of the Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Giza.

This flow of energy carries the light codes that we need for our planetary evolution so they are of great importance to us. This year they will be further enhanced and magnified by the energies of the full moon eclipse on August 7th making them particularly accessible.

Taking time out to connect, absorb, integrate and ground what we are being offered in this energy transmission would be of great benefit to both ourselves and the Earth.

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury will turn retrograde on August 13th offering us a much-needed interlude in which to turn within and review and realign. While it enhances inner world communication, this energy can make outer world communications more complicated and subject to confusion so do take extra care to communicate with clarity over this period. Mercury will turn direct again on September 5th.

The Influence of Leo

Leo Glyph

All the other planetary activities this month are set against the backdrop of inflowing energies from the constellation of Leo.

The fiery, powerful energies of Leo are associated with the Sun and depicted in the western astrological zodiac by the sign of the Lion. It is significant that Leo is the only sign in the zodiac to have the same planetary ruler at all three levels of astrological interpretation, so whether we look from a personality, soul or monadic perspective the Sun is always the ruler of Leo. This unique relationship with the sun at the heart of our universe is an indication of just how powerfully transformational the energies of Leo can be.

The liberating, universal principles of Love and Freedom flow through the constellation of Leo, energies that particularly stimulate the alignment of the heart with the soul and illuminate the need for the right use of power and the will to create that which can serve the common good. The positive potential contained within this energetic flow is clearly enormous and is available to us to draw on this month to help us with our transformational process if we align with its vibration.

A Time of Transformation

Taking everything into account, it is abundantly clear that the cosmos has transformation on a grand scale in mind for us this month.

The huge influx of high frequency light flowing onto our planet over the next few weeks will lovingly nudge us to expand and grow into the next level of consciousness for us. To get the most from the opportunities available it will help greatly if we focus on the positive and on what we want to achieve rather than on anything old. Keep in mind that there is potential for sensitive trigger points to be activated, so if you find yourself in resistance take a moment to check out which defense pattern is in operation so that you can gently dismantle it and move on.

Truly there is nothing holding us back – except ourselves of course!

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