Knowing the energy forecast is an excellent way to prepare and work with the energies for your highest benefit. We are coming out of July, our mid year point and it brought a high influx of energy. We are in a place of physical change where our bodies are “purging” in order to align with a higher vibration of light energy.
We continue integrating into a higher vibration collectively and we have shifted away from the 3D which is all about awareness, perspective and openness. This year's energy has been continuous waves of energetic shifts, expansion, ascension, alignment and so much more. We have spent much of 2023 purging old outdated energy, beliefs, emotions, relationships, attachments etc., and it has not been easy to say the least, but has created space for the higher vibration to come into place. Remember, what you believe you create, so ask yourself if you are choosing to remain in a 3D perspective of lack, doubt, bitterness, judgment, attachments or are you ready to allow yourself to believe in something exponentially better.
August being the 8th month of the calendar year and 6th month of the astrological year symbolizes balance, strength, new beginnings, infinity, abundance, material gain, spiritual growth and more. In Tarot it symbolizes strength, personal power, success, balance and expansion. Eight symbolizes balance with the material and energetic realms, progress, stability, financial abundance, infinite wealth, as well as trusting and believing in yourself and the abundance that has always been yours. In order to live a beautiful life you must believe in a beautiful life, we cannot live it if we keep choosing to give our attention to conflicting energies. If you doubt that we have the opportunity to co-create a beautiful abundant world but choose to hold negative thoughts, emotions and perspectives about your life and the world around you, you are creating an imbalance. It is not for us to fully comprehend the hows of the workings of the Universe, it is for us to trust, believe and tap into that inner alignment in order to usher it into fruition in this material place. The number 6 represents balance on Earth, harmony, following your heart, development, self-reflection, spreading love, and leaning into a peaceful life. Six in Tarot represents The Lovers and creation, balance with Divine Masculine/ Divine Feminine from within as well as without, which can be a great blessing for those who are single or those in healthy partnerships deepening their connection. Our August crystals are Peridot, Spinel and Sardonyx which are helpful in aligning with this abundance of energy moving forward. Peridot is a heart centered crystal and is known as the stone of compassion, emotional healing, prosperity, and helps to bring out a playfulness from within which is a great way to work with your inner child. This crystal also resonates with an expansive frequency and increases where your attention goes, so be mindful when working with this crystal or wearing it as it amplifies your energy whether positive or negative. Spinel supports a zest for life, calms, helps remove negative thought patterns, aligns etheric and emotional auras, clarifies thoughts, brings balance in body and energetic self, grounds, helps release anger and helps overcome 3D ego. Sardonyx offers the energy of happiness, strength and protection, good fortune, aids in healthier communication in heated situations, supports optimism and self confidence, as well as offering an energy of wonder and awe.
We enter August in Venus retrograde in Leo as well as Chiron retrograde in Aries both began in July. This has brought about themes of relationships (asking to clear any unhealthy relationships, finding balance in relationships with self, deeper heart healing etc), also opportunity to utilizing trauma/triggers in guiding us to deeper healing and clearing. If you've been experiencing old energy returning like ex’s reaching or friendships you moved away from trying to connect again etc. that is part of Venus retrograde's influence and Chirons releasing emotional baggage energy. It's important to keep those healthy boundaries and remember why you had to make the choice to distance, break up, cut cords and move forwards from unhealthy connections. It is for your betterment using this energy to clear past energy once and for all, creating room for Soul family connections to come in.
August is already filled with massive energy starting off with a Supermoon on August first which is the first of two Fullmoons this month. We also have five other retrogrades in play, adding to Venus and Chiron, including Saturn, Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter (retrograde shadow begins at the end of Aug), and even Mercury. Venus Retrograde until September 4, Mercury Retrograde August 24 to September 16, Pluto Retrograde began May 11 to October 22, Saturn Retrograde began June 18 to November 4 and Neptune Retrograde July 1 to December 6. Retrogrades are a reminder that life, healing, transformation and expansion are not linear, therefore it is vital to allow yourself to flow with these energies and allow them to show you what they need you to see. Retrogrades challenge us to review, revise and reassess certain aspects of our lives, addressing any unresolved issues that need to be seen and cleared. Retrogrades also encourage integration, reflection as well as redirection from each planet when it was stationed direct inviting us to embrace stillness and looking within for the answers you seek.
With the current and upcoming retrogrades it's important to work with the energy to allow it to do the job it is meant to do.
Venus retrograde in Leo: heightened emotional enlightenment, overanalyzing relationships, can disrupt and confuse emotional energy (especially in unhealthy relationships/ a need to fix something that is unfixable), getting back or “slipping” with an ex, may cause rifs in unstable/imbalanced relationships,take time reevaluating matters of the heart, self worth, self esteem, self respect and issues around our pride (3D ego), your true, genuine desires takes time and self awareness in order to help guide you to living in a healthy balanced way in love and finances.
Saturn retrograde in Pisces: Saturn rules Karma and justice, reflect and organize your emotions/thoughts/actions, deeper inner healing, deeper introspection, understanding our relationship with our healthy boundaries, reassess/review how we are choosing to honor our energy, recommitting to how we show up for ourselves, feeling growing pains (beneficial as growth is wonderful), finding healthier ways of conflict resolution, clear karmic partnerships (aligning us with people on our vibrational frequency/ its important to work from within if who you are attracting are not what you are looking for). ** heightened point for this retrograde are from July 10th to 27th when Mars in Virgo oppose Saturn; karmic patterns may resurface and test our boundaries from those who may still struggle with themselves and who have still have some attachments to you; triggers may arise so take time to go within, assess and release any fragments of emotional baggage that may linger and remember everyone will be feeling this intense energy whether they are aware or not so make sure you are coming from a place of compassion, it is better to not engage rather than being reactive and coming from a place of unhealed wounds**
Pluto retrograde in Capricorn (began in Aquarius in May; pay very close attention from June 12th 2023 through January 2024 as Pluto revisits Capricorn for the last time in around 250 years): planet of destruction, death and rebirth influencing major change, massive transformation from old beliefs/structures, time to observe where you give your power away, or do not claim, it encourages us to see ourselves, helping us understand we came to transform/evolve/expand, showing us transformation requires healing, higher perspective and inner work, shadow work (where is our 3D shadow disempowering us), deeper understanding of the ongoing cycles of our energy, learning to be assertive without being controlling or rigid, reevaluating healthy boundaries and where they are needed, recognizing where boundaries are not healthy ie: coming from a place of bitterness, anger, fear, animosity etc., we continue to straddle two worlds Pluto in Aquarius represents the new while in Capricorn represents the old so old themes may surface to be cleared in order to fully integrate into the new moving forward ** Pluto in Aquarius directed our attention to ways we can transform the collective through each of our choices. **Pluto will re-enter Capricorn during its retrograde on June 11th, then return to Aquarius in January 2024. It will re-enter Capricorn once again until finally settling into Aquarius for the long haul on November 19th 2024, where it will remain until March 8th, 2043**
Mercury retrogrades in Virgo August 23rd; The pre-retrograde shadow will begin on 3 August and the post-retrograde shadow will linger until 30 September; Mercury planet of communication, travel, technology; be mindful of communication as misunderstandings are very common; be patient and speak from a place of response over reactiveness; step into your heart center and take a breath before you engage with anything that feels triggering (especially with the other retrogrades in play); the basis of Mercury retrograde is for you to review, reassess, rework, revise; release control of the uncontrollable and take time to revisit old ideas/projects with fresh eyes;
Uranus retrogrades in Taurus (Uranus least favorite sign) August 28th: planet of change and evolution collectively; affects long term goals, Taurus ridgid placement with this station may cause some challenges in transformation, pushed to look inward, with sudden breakthroughs and shocking revelations or events,reflect on the change that's taken place in our lives rethink and reflect on our goals and aspirations and challenges, highlighting what ever has not been working needs a new direction, extremely beneficial for anyone who experienced significant change thus far in 2023, the unstable foundations in life have collapsed in order to create space for the creation of new beginnings, any major change during this time is ultimately be for your highest good.
Neptune retrograde in Pisces has been retrograde sine June 30th until December 6th; Planet of illusion, fantasy, spirituality, and possibilities; rrelease all dissolution of the falsity of separation from Soure and wholeness; anything that has been false will be shown and disintegrate; Neptune in retrograde is a wakeup call with opportunity to shift our selves into a higher perspective; illusions about others ie: personal relationships will become clear as the veil is lifted; although you may try to see the best in others close to you, you will see their truth and have to possibly make some hard choices; a time to choose what is in alignment with your current vibration and what you are willing to release to ensure you are aligned with your highest vibration for your overall well-being; are there people in your inner circle who may not be evolving/expanding and making positive changes, people who are choosing to repeat unhealthy patterns/choices; are you stuck in an unhealthy cycle with yourself or others; this is a time of breakthroughs and deep revelations; where is our “illusion” of self and others clouding your judgment; be mindful of deceptive people who use emotional manipulations/hold you emotionally hostage or play on your compassionate nature; be mindful of drama and getting pulled into unessesary situations; turn inwards for direction and release any attachments; transcend limiting conditions; allow creative flow and intuition to guide you to clearer waters and understanding of what is in alignment with your highest self; Neptune also joins Saturn in retrograde through Pisces highening your intuition further allowing opportunity for deeper healing and inner work
August 1st is the first of two Super full moons this month, beginning with the full Sturgeon super Moon August 1st and the full Blue Moon August 30th. Talk about big energy! This Full Sturgeon Full Moon in Aquarius is all about our deepest healing, transmutting and aligning with our highest timeline. What needs to be validated from fragmented emotions that may still consciously or unconsciously linger? Are you allowing yourself to fully release old energy from the old timeline? Or are you still holding onto what no longer “fits” out of unhealthy comforts/familiarity? This Moon will ask you to take a leap of faith and fully let go and release all things that are no longer in alignment with who you are in this moment. Along with the retrogrades coming into the month we also exit with another Super full Blue Moon and Mercury and Uranus retrogrades. Its a time to set a clear course in the new energy and reassess/reevaluate old outdated stories, beliefs, people, inner dialect, actions, choices etc. It's a time of changing course for everything that pulls you away or attempts to from, your highest vibration. Basically it's the let shit go one and for all vibe! Use the old energy to to propel you forward in confidence, creating a safe, secure place for your full alignment and integration of new energy. With the retrogrades this month is all about choices of where you wish to “exist”, in old outdated vibes repeating cycles or new aligned vibes of your highest good and bliss. August 1st full super Moon in an Air sign and the super blue moon on august 30th will have many in their feelings and easily triggered if you are avoiding or ignoring what will surface emotionally. This energy can offer so much if worked with rather than fought against. Using gratitude, self love, openness, and flexibility will support you in what is being asked of you. Go with the flow and be very conscious of how you are feeling, what you are engaging with, how you are interacting, how you are speaking to yourself and others, how you are spending your time and with who.
August 8th Lions Gate Portal
This year's Lionsgate 88 Portal has a much needed and welcomed energy as the opening of a galactic gate that delivers high-frequency energy into our lives, not only our energetic but also our material world. This is a source of rebirth and high-frequency influx, opening our energy centers, raising our consciousness, supporting our expansion/ascension and enhancing our ability to receive lightcode downloads. This is a massive time of increased Universal Source energy flowing between the spiritual and physical realms thinning the veil further. This 8-8 gateway represents the Sun’s alignment with Leo the Lion and rising star of Sirius, our spiritual Sun (we had the Sirius gateway the first week of July), who is associated with great expansion. This will activate dormant DNA allowing for the integration of conscious co-creation, heightened manifestation abilities, blessings, peace, harmony, channeled messages and so much more.
We are blessed with so many high vibrational days this month including not only the Lions Gate on August 8, but also the Venus Star Point on August 13 (Venus Star Point in Leo invites us tap into our inner passions, express our authentic selves, embrace love and harmony in all aspects of our lives; fully immerse ourselves into our authentic selves, shine brightly, and unapologetically). This also joins of the Sun and Regulus on August 21-23 (Regulus is one of the four Royal Stars, which ancient astrologers considered the sacred guardians to four cosmic gates located in the north, south, east, and west; Regulus was the guardian of the northern cosmic gate,holds vibrations to activate our highest chakras connecting to our Higher Self, intuition, and Spirit Guides in Divine unity with understanding we have everything within us). These three power times in the month offer us the opportunity to fully integrate and harness this high vibrational energy on top of the other energies in play. 8-8 is all about infinite potential, infinite possibilities, divine alignment, infinite abundance, DNA upgrades, light code downloads, harnessing success in all aspects of life, progress, positive change, material wealth, unlocking unseen possibilities and much more. We are already in this vibration and it has been amplified with the power of the 2 full supermoon, retrogrades, changes in the Shumann resonance and solar activity.
Utilize the energy this month to expand, release and align! If you want to live in a vibration of love, joy and high vibes then you need to be that vibration. You cannot hold on to negative mindsets, people, environments etc., if you truly wish to allow these beautiful changes to take place in the material world. BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO EXPERIENCE. Its all about choices. You cannot be nasty, miserable, judgmental, bitter or spiteful and expect to manifest the life your heart truly wishes to live.
New Moon in Leo August 16th bringing in more balance, fresh starts, new beginnings and moving forward from everything that no longer serves you. This is also the power of Leo season bringing in a fiery passionate flare. Take time for self love, self care and embracing what ignites the passion in your life. Tap into your confidence, try something new, get out of your comfort zone and spice up your life (in a healthy way).
It is important to know where Planets placements are located in your birthchart in order to utilize these energies for your benefit (check out our “Birth Date reading to help you gain an in depth understanding of the meaning of your birth date)
We have been on a continuous ride of high vibrational ascension energies entering our planet and every living being is feeling it. This has challenged all of us to do some deep inner work necessary for our expansion and growth. Take some time to do your research and tap into the high vibrations coming forward as they will be getting stronger and more powerful. Check out our blogs and EBooks for more information on a number of topics. As we have been challenged and can feel a rollercoaster of emotions it's important to take care of your overall well-being and have your healing tools in place.
*It's extremely important to use your healthy toolbox in order to prepare for the days you feel the blahs. What do you enjoy doing? Have a mental (or journal or schedule), plan for the times you feel the ick sneaking in. Generally I teach my clients about ways to plan and what they can put in their proverbial bunker in support of self empowerment.
Listed below are a few tools:
- Call on your circle of trust (those 1 to 3 people who you truly trust) The ones you know who understand you and who have the ability to help lift your spirits or simply listen without judgment. We must remember we cannot help others by suffering with them. If you are feeling the blues and start talking about all the things you view as “bad/wrong” in your life, your circle will be the ones to point out the “good/positive” in your life. To hold space for you to communicate, release and give you the space to express what you are feeling. The ones who will hold the optimism rather than jump on the misery train with you. Sometimes it's a simple I love you and you're not alone or a swift kick in the ass to let them know they are wallowing. But at the end of the day it's all based on trust and a healthy relationship with your circle, give and take and authenticity. Who is your circle of trust?
- Have a playlist of your favorite uplifting music/movies/shows, a list of your favorite uplifting books, new healthy recipes you want to try, things you've been waiting to try ie: skating, making snow angels, volunteering at a shelter or nursing home, even being neighborly and shoveling someones driveway. If you are crafty or would like to be, try creating some artwork , whether it's painting, drawing, poetry, journaling, a book of memoirs, what ever you feel drawn to.There are many ways in which we can make positive uplifting choices with an added benefit of possibly helping others if we are so inclined to do so. What are some of your favorite uplifting songs,activities, books, movies?
- Create a video journal while you are in good spirits. Talk to yourself like you would a friend, even record it with a friend. Remind yourself of your strengths, all you have to be grateful for, the things you admire most about yourself, be your own cheerleader, guru and express how proud you are of yourself. There is a drastic unequivocal difference between being cocky/arrogant and confident/self aware, so it is important to understand your feeling and expressing to yourself you are friggin amazing is self love.
A few helpful crystals and herbs for the Full Moon in Aquarius/Pisces:
Clear quartz, Amethyst, Garnet, Moonstone, Labradorite, Hematite, Citrine, Azurite, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Onyx
Herbs/Essential Oils: Rosemary, Valerian, Cayenne Cinnamon, Fennel, Chamomile
**It is advised not to charge your crystals during a new moon accompanied by a Solar Eclipse**
New Moon in Leo: Pyrite, Rose Quartz, Labradorite, Tigers eye, Opal, Citrine
Herbs/Essential Oils: Rosemary, Thyme, peppermint, Lavender, Juniper berry, Tangerine
Don't forget your affirmations:
Remember, be extra mindful during the new moon/Solar Eclipse as it is not a time for manifesting
I choose to align with the highest vibration of love
I allow myself to graciously release everything that does not serve my highest good
I believe in myself and trust the process
I am exactly where I need to be
I keep an open heart and know I am worthy of love
I only allow authentic loving relationships in my life
I choose to create an environment of overall well-being
I am aligned with my hearts desires
I allow myself to receive all the blessings of the Universe
I am ready to embrace new beginnings
I choose to feel gratitude and appreciation for myself and others.
I walk the path of least resistance.
I see through the shadows of limitations.
I can clearly see the path towards my highest vibration
I feel gratitude and appreciation for all I have and all that is on its way
I have released all attachments and 3D programming
Everything I need comes to me easily and effortlessly.
Patience brings me into recognition of and alignment to my highest purpose.
All my needs are met even though I may not see them in the outer world I open my heart in receiving.
*Remember everything we do is about intention so be mindful of what you are using your energy for (directing your energy towards), when working with the moon energies. Full moons are wonderful to celebrate and reflect on how far you have come, releasing all that no longer serves you, understanding what lies beneath emotions/feelings/actions, seeing from a higher perspective and practicing gratitude.
It's important to remember we feel the Moon's energy 3 days before and 3 days after the celestial event takes place (both of Full and New Moons).
You can charge and clear your stones under this full moon by placing them outside or on a windowsill in the light of the moon. You can also make moon water with both the full and new moon energies. Simply place a glass container of water (spring water or even lake water are best), in a place where the light of the moon will shine on the container (as temperatures are cold be careful as glass will break, can place out for a couple of hours before midnight or leave in a windowsill inside overnight). You can use colored glass for an extra umph if you want to use the water for specific things. I make moon water when I am working with certain chakras ie: orange glass for sacral. If you are using spring water or distilled water you can drink it or add it to your bathwater for a spiritual bath. I have used a blue glass container when working with my throat chakra to support speaking my truth and drink a shot of it each morning. You can use moon water in anointing candles, empowering crystal energy, place on an altar, spritz your face with some to help clarity, drip a few drops in your palms when using mudras, drip a few drops on your crown chakra or 3d eye for a deeper meditation, get creative and use it for whatever you feel beneficial.
**It's not advised to make moon water or charge crystal under certain full moons ie: when there is an eclipse
Please remember to set yourself up for success and use your healthy tools to help keep you balanced and aligned. We all have our ups and downs but the more we prepare and have a game plan in order to work with the down days, the more we empower ourselves for our highest good.
We are still in deep ascension energies which play a huge role in how we are feeling and how we work with the energies at hand. There are extremely high frequency energies coming in daily which are felt within and all around us. For more information and all you need to know about the Ascension and what it all means check out our Ascension eBook.