This August, two eclipses will bring a dramatic light show to the signs of Leo and Aquarius. The first will be a lunar eclipse in Aquarius on August 7, and the second will be a solar eclipse in Leo on August 21, which will be visible across the United States! As an astrologer, I note that eclipses have a most powerful impact on us, as these rare celestial events will ask each of us to personally “eclipse something out” of our lives. What happens above also happens below and this is how astrology works.
Perhaps you can feel that the ground beneath you has already begun to shift in an area of your life where things once felt fixed and stable. Eclipse season means that change is inevitable and once you take a leap of courage, your previous reality will soon dissolve into a much more exciting new reality. Though if you hesitate and hold fast to the past, the rug will be pulled from beneath you anyway. So change is non-negotiable, and that is usually a good thing during this time of year.
The eclipses’ re-alignment of sun and moon represent your personal re-alignment of body and soul. They appear every 6 months to force us to reconnect with who we are and what we have done, and then they point to an important leap of courage. One thing for sure is that “eclipses expedite evolution”. They speed up the soul’s karmic path and shine a bright light on parts of us that may have veered far off course. The path back to center can often be jolting, depending on how far we have strayed. Eclipse medicine will be at its height in August, though it will ripple through your life for the entire year to come. Dive in and be courageous stardust beauties!
Let Go: Draining relationships and social circles that do not make you feel amazing
Dive In: Love, romance, and fellow fire signs will light up the sky for you
Let Go: An old career objective that you’re not 100% passionate about any longer
Dive In: Making your home feel new again – new paint colors or essential updates to make your home match your state of mind
Let Go: An old way of sharing your message. You may find a new way that’s much more fun
Dive In: Writing a book, a blog, learning a new language
Let Go: The money story passed down from your parents to you
Dive In: The ability to hone your craft, know your worth, and make a great living doing what you love
Let Go: Your story about relationships, an old approach to partnering, archaic expectations
Dive In: Express yourself in a big way – creatively, unapologetically – and be generous
Let Go: An old routine that simply will not fly any longer for your new lifestyle demands
Dive In: More time for spiritual practice, meditation, baths, quality sleep, and gratitude
Let Go: Unbalanced love affairs, an old way of not valuing yourself in relationships
Dive In: A high-vibe community that will love you, and just get you without you having to spell it all out
Let Go: The old home, way of keeping your home, family contracts, and ways of relating
Dive In: Dream job – follow your true calling to where you find your dignity
Let Go: An agreement or contract that is long overdue; re-imagine your responsibilities
Dive In: Broadcasting, publishing, explore opportunities to share your message
Let Go: That stable income that you have completely outgrown – there is a brighter future for you
Dive In: Invest your time, money, and energy in a project that truly speaks to you
Let Go: An outdated self-image – reimagine yourself as the eclipse appears in your own sign!
Dive In: A divine union; whether in love or in business, it is your time to partner and commit this year
Let Go: Escapism – give up a habit or an emotional pattern that is keeping you a little too safe
Dive In: A new work project and health regimen that has potential to capsize your life in a good way.
To learn more about how to Live Leo Energy, check-out this post written by my awesome co-author, Stephanie Marango, MD.
By Rebecca Gordon | mypathastrology.com
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