We look forward to August each year as being that magical month that is most associated with sunshine, summer holidays and a break from routine, be that school or work. It is the month of the year in which the strength of the sun seems to reach the height of its powers here, encouraging everything in nature to reach the peak of its maturity ahead of the approaching autumn.This is particularly noticeable now as July slips into August. Crops are standing ready to harvest in the fields and the intense green of the trees and hedgerows that was so vibrant in early summer has now become the richer dark green of late summer.
However, while many of us may be wishing for a relaxing break from the intensity of the energies that we have all experienced during July, there actually seems little real chance of this as we look forward into August. In fact if anything the pressure for change looks set to intensify even more as we come under the fiery influence of the constellation of Leo. Esoterically the energy of Leo represents ‘the light of the soul’ and embodies the universal principles of Love & Freedom. Leo is associated with the sun and we can perhaps recognise some of the challenges we face under the influence of Leo by looking at the effect the sun has on our lives.
The power and light of the sun is vital to our life and existence. It is also a very dominant influence and can appear to make everything else in the heavens around it pale into insignificance when it is shining forth in all its glory. However, when we observe the sun from a cosmic perspective we recognise that it fits within a much larger pattern of creation where its contribution is equal with that of other powerful forces. Thus the personality influenced by Leo must balance the tendency to overly enjoy its independence and attachment to power, with the need to allow the light of the soul to show it the bigger picture of its contribution to life.
For all of us this is a very fine balance, as we must first achieve independence at a personality level before we can embody the light of our soul and refocus on the greater picture of group contribution. We can therefore expect the energies this month to highlight those aspects of ourselves that need rebalancing in order to strengthen the relationship between personality and soul as well as showing us new ways in which we can contribute our gifts and talents to support the higher group picture.
A potent planetary alignment
Alongside the energy of Leo, the T-square formed between Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto this month, will also have a very significant influence on us. The forces held within this alignment will ensure that we have to focus on clearing up any unfinished business that prevents our spiritual growth and unfoldment, either at a planetary or individual level. We will particularly feel this as an emphasis on realigning relationships and on releasing and transforming outmoded structures and behaviours. This is a very insistent energy that we will not be able to avoid and has the potential to create both inner and outer conflict, especially when mixed with the fiery influence of Leo energy. It will therefore be especially important this month to recognise when you have become stuck in the perspective of the ‘little I’ or personality self and to allow conflicts to be resolved by seeking the perspective of your greater self that can offer you the wisdom necessary to resolve the situation for the highest good of all.
The pressure for change
At a planetary level over the last few months we have received huge downloads of powerful light and high frequency energies, all of which have been anchored into the new energy grids that are being created as a foundation for a new reality here on earth. It is really important that we recognise that this will put pressure on anything that does not resonate with this energy to change both at an individual and planetary level. With perfect synchronicity the planetary alignments this month will increase that pressure and ensure that this much-needed change takes place. However as a result we may find ourselves experiencing a somewhat chaotic period of conflict and change in which it appears as though everything we are familiar with is crumbling and falling apart. It is important that we see this as a necessary process of change and remember to stay aligned with our own inner truth and light so that we can continue to make a positive contribution to the higher plan of freedom and love for all. This will also ensure that we can flow through any changes we need to make personally with relative easy and grace.
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