August 2017 will be a month you will NOT forget! This is a powerful month that we have ahead of us. It starts off with Uranus in retrograde on August 2nd, meaning we are dealing with unpredictability. We have two eclipses this month. August 7th there is a Lunar eclipse which is all about relationships. Sandwiched in between them is a wild Mercury retrograde dealing with communication. Then the biggest news of all the solar eclipse at the end of the month on the 21st which we can see in North America! Get those solar glasses ready! Then right after on the 25th Saturn goes direct, to help clean up the mess of the lessons we just experienced. This all may sound intense, but what happens this month is ALL POSITIVE. It will be a wild ride that takes courage! This is the most powerful month of the year!
We start with Uranus taking its retrograde on August 3rd in Pisces and finish out its 5 month retrograde till the new year. Uranus retrograde will bring higher self-awareness and insights about the error of our own ways. This is now the time to dig deep with in and make those internal changes. These past six months we have been shifting our identity. We are immersed in doing some inner transformation. How can I be a better me? A better person? Who am I becoming? We are accepting the new version of ourselves and we like it.
“You may have anticipated a major change in your life or tried to initiate change but nothing has happened. In this case, transiting Uranus retrograde will induce the internal changes in attitude or behaviors which are necessary to make the desired change possible.
Often the changes you seek are to allow more personal freedom. Whatever the case, Uranus retrograde lets you process things internally before you manifest the external change once Uranus turns direct.” – Astrology King
On August 7th we have a Lunar eclipse in Aquarius. Lunar eclipses are about relationships and polarities. With the Leo-Aquarius axis involved, this Lunar eclipse presses us to look more closely at our needs, lacks, and wants in our lives. We are learning to disconnect from the parts of yourself to learn to love better. Things you didn’t know to let go of will be leaving, from people, projects, and values.
Now we enter the most extreme days which are the days in between the eclipses. A lot of change will be in our reality as Mercury goes retrograde on August 12th. Is your life aligned with your heart? This will be a time of processing as things show up in our lives. This week before the next eclipse, we will be reminded to not freak out and let our emotions get to us. Wait till the end of the month or even September to make a decision or bail out of situations. Read here on How To Survive Mercury RX.
The biggest news of this month is the Solar eclipse on August 21st in Leo. Our bold confident lion inside will push us to long term success. If you are determined your effort will bring the growth and happiness you desire. This moon reminds us that all possibilities are available and you can now see your new plans and future ahead.
“Old habits, behaviors, and beliefs can be questioned as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start by writing a to-do list on a blank sheet of paper.
This solar eclipse will compliment themes found in the August 7th Lunar Eclipse. Together they act as an eclipse phase which lasts until the January 2018 lunar eclipse.”- Astrology King
This will be a powerful eclipse that cuts through the heart of America. We will find peace with our ego and heart. We now feel the spark of who we really are. This eclipse energy goes back to the eclipse in August 2015 energy, where since then, we have been trying to relight our hearts fully. We have been waiting for this feeling for a long time.
As we enter Virgo season and Saturn, our ‘learning’ planet turns direct on August 25th, we are now able to clean up the mess that August has made for us. Our true desires and wants are now at the surface. This month is a test of patience and courage. By the end of August, we are in our new chapters and ready to move forward into September!