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Find Out What These August Eclipses Will Mean for Your Sign

with our resident astrologer: Rebecca Gordon

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!

Here are a few useful tips for navigating this eclipse season:

  • Leave lots of empty slots on your calendar in August because you will need them. Having space and time to process will be essential for releasing what is no longer working for you, and also for seizing any new opportunities that might arise.

  • Make observations, listen well, and take note. You can probably expect the re-emergence of a theme from 18 years ago. However this time around, you will have an opportunity to approach it with the added wisdom you have garnered.

  • Trust and leap across the chasm. Let a layer of skin shed away, even if it hurts. It might be something that once gave you security, such as an old job, a home, a relationship, or perhaps even a habit, or a familiar way of seeing yourself.

Now here’s what these eclipses will mean for each zodiac sign:


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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Your Body and the Stars: The Zodiac as Your Wellness Guide

The first book of its kind, Your Body and the Stars is a fun, practical, and insightful handbook that takes a revolutionary approach to holistic wellness by unlocking the powers of the stars.

Do you suffer from neck pains? Go to the chapter on Taurus and the neck. How about sore knees? Learn preventive tips and exercises in the Capricorn chapter. Is your birth sign a Leo? Then read about how to optimize your Leo qualities and health. Your Body and the Stars is the first comprehensive reference guide to go deep into the twelve zodiac signs and the specific body region each sign represents—from your head down to your toes. Each chapter integrates a self-directed program and holistic approach to health—both your emotional or mental well-being as well as the physical health of your body. Practical end-of-chapter tips, questions, and illustrated step-by-step exercises give readers the tools they need to treat what is troubling them and to integrate this new perspective into their day-to-day life to prevent further illness.

Your Body and the Stars brings together a medically trained, holistic physician, Dr. Stephanie Marango, and a talented astrologist, Rebecca Gordon, whose horoscopes have appeared in Elle and on Epicurious.com. They combine their individual expertise to bring the twelve zodiac signs to physical life, providing a lifelong guide that can both prevent and self-heal, illuminating your head-to-toe healing connection to the cosmos.


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