Venus the planet that rules over love, relationships, and often money moves into more practical Virgo from August 21 thru September 14.
Love is expressed in a much more down to earth manner when Venus is in the sign of Virgo. So we tend to show our feelings in more practical ways, like by doing some sort of work, running errands, or just being there for our loved ones. Our love and affections are expressed through what we do for the ones we love, and the actions that are taken. This is what counts during this cycle. Since we more reserved, this is not a very good energy for communicating our deeper feelings. And here soon with so many planets in “Virgo”, it’s going to be really difficult to express our true feelings. This lasts through the end of September!
Love is more logical and comfortable during this time, so our relationships must have some sort of purpose with Venus in Virgo, as we are looking for long-term stability and commitment.
The sign of Virgo is an Earth Sign, so we can feel reserved but also sensual in our relationships. This energy doesn’t just affect our romantic lives, it also usually influences our spending and the way we handle our finances. During this time what we choose to spend our money on must have some sort of emotional attachment. But even if it’s money being spent on something more pleasurable, it must be practical in our own mind.
The bottom line is during this cycle whatever we enjoy must be practical and make sense. Even our relationships must feel like they have a sense of purpose, or there can be issues.
We might end up feeling a bit guilty if we are too self-indulgent during this time. Which means we stay feeling stuck and then end up doing nothing at all. And even though we start thinking more so about organizing our lives under all this Virgo energy, we can be a bit lazy, so we will need to find ways to stay motivated. Especially, now that Mars the sign that rules over our stamima and physical actions, is also in Virgo. And here shortly, the Sun and mental Mercury will also shift into…yep you guessed it, Virgo as well.
The sign of Virgo is known as the sign of service, so helping others and especially lovers (since we are talking about Venus, the Goddess of Love) during this time can help fulfill a deep emotional need.
The shadowy side to this cycle is we can be quite critical, nit-picky, and anxious with lovers and those that near and dear to our hearts, but especially with ourselves. Remember, no one is perfect and we all make mistakes, so try not to judge to harshly! And learn how to forgive. You’ll be a much more healthy and happy person.
Show the one you love how you feel about them during this cycle, do something nice so they know just how much you care. ~Ruby
The Full Moon occurs on Thursday, August 15 in the sign of Aquarius.
The Full Moon is opposing the Goddess of love herself, Venus, but this actually can help all your single folks meet a soulmate or lover. There may be issues however for those of you who are already in a relationship, as this energy can be problematic and cause tensions in any kind of relationship. So that maybe with our children, siblings, close friends, family members, or even co-workers. There may be some drama, as any kind of difficult relationship can get more stressed out during this time. This Full Moon energy can bring out feelings of jealousy or anger! So if your partner is the jealous type, try to avoid direct confrontations during the 14th-16th, and this may even be stronger if you have already been having issues or have been arguing for the last few weeks or so.
Even if you are not in a stressful relationship, there can be challenges around having to work extra hard during this time, so this influence can take our time and attention away from our personal life and family responsibilities. Be extra careful if you are feeling stressed out already and don’t over eat or drink too much, and try and get rest. This does affect all the Zodiac Signs but since the Full Moon is opposing aggressive Mars this can make the fixed signs of the Zodiac extra cranky this week, so all you Leo, Taurus, Scorpio, or Aquarius Sun or Rising signs can feel quite moody and tempers can flare. Take some “me” or down time for yourself and just relax and get some space somehow if you notice you are feeling stressed.
This Karmic energy can potentially bring in love interests and create strong attractions. So we can meet a Soul Mate of Divine Partner during this time, but this energy can cause upsets, and than people may do things that cause feelings to get hurt, and we can feel wounded by what is said or done. Also, someone might show up in your life and cause some sort of drama and exit just as fast. For example, and an ex might get ahold of you and you agree to reunite in some way, and a week later they are off and running right back out of your life. So be cautious about these kind of situations, and don’t believe everything someone tells you. If you are already in a committed relationship or are married, be careful of outside forces trying to start affairs, as this energy may create upsets as secrets are brought out into the open. The Full Moon is always truth telling time as it is, as the light of the Full Moon can bring out what is hidden, unknown, suppressed, or denied out into the open to be dealt with.
For all of you who are in a long-term or committed relationship of any kind, you may end up feeling bored or restless, So don’t make any SERIOUS mistakes right now! It’s not worth the risk of losing your relationship over! You might just regret it if you do anything with someone else, and you may not be able to get back together with whomever you kicked to the curb just for a one time hookup. If you are feeling anxious, use this creative energy and create something passionate in your current relationship, rather than looking for someone else to cheat with and risk losing what you already have. Stay away and don’t get pulled into looking at internet dating sites and apps, and don’t go looking for an ex or for someone from your past until after the end of August.
There can be some interesting developments that take place during this time. If someone was really bad to you in the past this influence can help you overcome that situation, as these energies are about Karmic balancing. So you may see someone get what’s been coming to them for a very long time. The good news is the Sun is conjuncting Venus during this Full Moon cycle, and this can really help some of you overcome some sort of challenge, usually this will involve love or finances, but it can affect any part of your life.
Full Moon Peak Times on August 15, 2019 Pacific Time: 5:30 am Eastern Time: 8:30 am Central Time: 7:30 am Mountain Time: 6:30 am
Setting Intentions Don’t forget to “Set Intentions” or to make out your “Wish Lists” for the Full Moon over the next few days, or before late Thursday evening when the Full Moon slips into its VOID cycle. Under the Full Moon you can also set out Crystals or Gemstones to be charged up by the moonbeams, and spend some time in meditation, and find your Zen and focus on what you no longer want in your life. What would you like to release is the question you should be asking? This can be a person, situation, or just an old belief or bad attitude, that might be blocking up your life.
On August 16 and 17, remember Mercury Squares off with rebellious Uranus, this is already starting to cause issues, as some unexpected news may come your way, and all the Zodiac Signs are affected but especially all you Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, or Taurus folks.
On August 18, Mars the aggressor of the Cosmos will shift into more detailed Virgo through October 4. All you Virgo and Virgo Rising folks may feel extremely restless and have a stronger boost of energy, so sleep may be more difficult during this time. This is a powerful energy that helps us get through the end of summer. All the other signs may be more critical and picky than usual during this cycle. But it is a good time to work on any projects that need your focus, you can get a lot accomplished if you just stay calm and simply concentrate.
For All Zodiac Signs: Mercury entered the sign of proud and expressive Leo on August 11th, and runs through August 29th. With mental Mercury the planet that rules our minds and the way we communicate in the sign of Leo our will and way of thinking is very strong, so we can feel more confident and tend to demand respect. But we don’t mind expressing ourselves as much, and enjoy the finer things in life.
However, we can get quite upset if we feel someone is talking down to us, or is not listening to what we are saying. We should be extra careful, especially with the Sun, Venus, and Mars already in the sign of Leo! That’s a whole lot of fire energy going on and we can be extremely aggressive, pushy, or overbearing. Some folks do not understand how to handle all this strong energy, so if you start to feel upset take some time away and get space, so you can keep that Roar down to a purr.
It’s a good time to focus on your goals, and the more magnificent they are the better. This cycle can help us organize our thoughts, so we can concentrate for longer periods of time, which can help us meet our goals. Our minds are full of energy and our will power is strong, we are full of perseverance and have a stronger sense of purpose. We also may feel more proud and hopeful, so our thoughts just naturally turn to the positive. We can generally be more kind, easy-going, and cheerful, but we also can be quite opinionating, stubborn, arrogant, and forceful.
The little actions we take do really matter in this energy,butthe details aren’t as important because we want to get to the point and have some fun. We are much more expressive and a little dramatic, and can do well when we get an opportunity to express ourselves, so giving speeches or telling stories can go quite well. We also can be very charming, convincing, and persuasive because we are so full of confidence and pride, especially when we speak or write. Therefore, we should be mindful to listen to people to hear them and not just to reply, because we might want to chat a lot more than usual. Also, watch for gossip, it is all too easy to start talking about other folks during this time, and we can get wrapped up in what we’re talking about and end up oversharing private information with the wrong people.
With the planet Mercury ruling our thoughts and how we express ourselves in the sign of Leo, we may be particularly concerned with our looks and how we present ourselves, under this energy people feel more like dressing up as we are on the grand stage of life and everyone else is the audience. This doesn’t necessarily mean we will want attention from everyone however, we can be very picky and choosy about whom we draw to us and be actually more closed off or even shy emotionally about our deeper truths.
It is NOT a good time to starve yourself, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t diet or eat healthier, but make sure to eat several small meals throughout the day to keep your blood sugar leveled. Depriving yourself will not go well and can make you feel rather aggressive and moody! You might just crave extra saucy, fatty food, so don’t go overboard.
After working hard we also may feel more like playing just as hard, so set time aside to allow your inner-child to explore and have some fun, this is a very natural way of being under this Leo energy, and if we choose to ignore it and not allow ourselves some time to relax and enjoy something we love, we can become quite irritated and lonely.
A Full Moon will be coming together on eve of Thursday, August 15th if you live in the states, in the sign of Aquarius. This means we are supposed to balance out what we do for ourselves and others both, during this time. And it’s the best time of the month to work on releasing and for Setting your Full Moon Intentions or performing energy rituals.
Read on below to learn how!
This is an opportune time to ask the Universe to release whatever you need to let go, or do away with, and what doesn’t serve you. The intentions that are set during a “Full Moon” will set you on the right path towards your hopes, wishes, and desires. This is the best time to do some energy work and releasing old pains and experiences that might have held you down or blocked you up! It’s time to get the old stuff out so the new energies can come in!
During the Full Moon, we often experience an energy shift, so we must release the old energies to open up doorways so to speak, so the new energies can be allowed into our lives.
What to Release under a Full Moon:
Negative patterns or bad habits
Unhealthy situations or relationships
What to work on during the Full Moon:
Letting go of both the people and situations that aren’t working anymore. And sometimes it is just an attitude or thought
Clearing space for new energies to come in
Being GRATEFUL for what you already have and what will be
Have a conversation with the Universe, (your higher power, Spirit Guides, Angels, God, etc) whatever you call it! Ask for the “Full Moon” to help illuminate the path that leads you towards your deepest desires. Simply ask to be put on a path towards your dreams and goals.
Patience is important! Remember to allow the time needed for the Moon to light the way, as it doesn’t always happen right away. But sometimes magic happens and it does. The “Full Moon” illuminates the truth and is symbolic for seeing what’s been hidden, secret, tucked away, or suppressed. So ask for the truth to be revealed during this time. You just might be pleasantly surprised by what you learn.
Setting Intentions Guide
What if you don’t know how to “Set Intentions” under the Full Moon. Follow the steps below to learn how:
Step One: Clear your Sacred Space Clear the energy of the area or room you’re using to do your Full Moon work. You are simply calling in some positive energy to work with. Burn some Sage or Incense and clear the energies. Think about where you’re going to perform your energy work. Because we create an energy vortex wherever we sit, sleep or do spiritual work! This is why you feel so comfy in your favorite chair because it feels safe and secure. But also because you have created an energy vortex in that spot or space.
Step Two: Set the Atmosphere Set the mood or your Full Moon Ritual. Burn some special incense, light some candles (colors do have different meanings,) and play some mood or ambient music that helps you feel spiritually connected. This can be very different for everyone. Just makes sure to use whatever tools or colors that make you feel calm, happy, and peaceful.
Step Three: Let It Out You’re going to need a notebook, paper, or a journal and something to write with. Writing pen to paper can be magical! It helps sync up the mind and body! Then you write what you’d like the Universe to bring in and remove both. Simply write your deepest truths, wishes, and questions down. Think about what energy you’re trying to let go of and release. Write the letter like as if you were talking to an old friend. Think about what energy you’re trying to push out of your life, and what energy you’re trying to bring in, and be detailed but don’t go overboard.
And just know sometimes things take time. Often we just miss the signs and messages the Universe is sending because they are so subtle. They are not always some sort of earth-shattering sign that shows up like a lightning bolt! More often it’s simply a bird landing in your backyard, or hearing a song on the radio that seems to have special meaning just for you. If you pay attention and see everything as a sign, you will start to quickly pick up on what the Universe is trying to tell you!
As you’re doing this work and setting your intentions, here are some helpful questions you can think about, for example; Ask for what you are choosing to come into your life? What changes would you like to see happen? What are you or should you be letting go of? How do you feel about what is happening in your life now? What do you want to release? Think about your long-term goals and your future, and what energy you’d like to create over the coming months.
Step Four: Visualize what you’re Creating Now you’re going to visualize what you have written. First get comfortable again, preferably in the same place and read what you wrote very closely. Then close your eyes and take some long deep breaths, in your nose and out your mouth. See the energy of your heart center, (that’s in the middle of your chest, not your actual pumping heart) but your spiritual heart or commonly referred to as the “Heart Chakra.”
Next, Visualize yourself in what you’re trying to create or manifest. For example; see yourself living in that new home, falling in love with a Soul-Mate, driving that new car, (just smell that new car smell!) Don’t just think about what you want, but make sure and “FEEL IT,” as if you are really experiencing what you’re visualizing. If this makes you laugh, cry, scream, or whatever, then go with it.
Step Five: Gratitude It’s very important to work on releasing what you don’t want in your life during a Full Moon, but it’s equally as important to not leave a VOID after you are done. So you need to fill that space from releasing with gratitude. Being grateful for what you have and around the work you are doing. When we focus on what it is we don’t have we are focusing on “Lack”, and that will only bring in the things we don’t want. Remember what we put our attention on is what will show up! So instead think and feel the things you are grateful for in your heart. Think about what you already have and be grateful for that. Then you will attract more of that kind of energy, which in turn brings in some better feeling stuff! Don’t be held captive by your pains and past trauma, call in the good stuff folks. Yes, you deserve something good, wonderful and amazing!
Allow the Universe to show you what path to follow over the next month, and let the Full Moons light show you the way! Hopefully, at the very least you will be put on a path towards what you truly desire, all while letting go of what you don’t need in your life anymore. It truly is a miraculous process once you learn how to work with the Moon’s energies.
Jupiter the planet of luck, abundance, and beliefs will finally be moving forward again and out of its Retrograde cycle on August 11.
Since last April, many of you have felt somewhat stuck and struggled with gaining clarity around important life decisions, especially about what you need and want to do next in life. But now, everything will slowly come back together again and things may just fall into place. Jupiter direct is going to be exactly what you need to get your luck and life moving forward again, and this time hopefully in the right direction. Meanwhile, wild and rebellious Uranus is about to make its big bold move, and start its backward motion into Retrograde.
Uranus turns Retrograde on the 11th, so expect the unexpected! And this can be good or bad. Some of you will receive some fantastic news, and things will magically open up and start going your way while the rest of you can get tripped up under these energies, and have some sort of shakeup in your personal life.
Uranus slow down for its Retrograde cycle has already been quite a big part of all the chaos and violence going on around the world over the several weeks. Due to its slow down while in its Shadow period (before its actual Retrograde cycle.) Many of you have been on edge and experiencing major high anxieties! And some of you thought it was just mental Mercury coming out of its Retrograde cycle, when in all actuality it was a combo of these two Cosmic events that have been so disruptive and hard to handle.
With Uranus Retrogrades we all can experience issues with energy, and have serious anxiety issues. Uranus is complicated but it rules over energy, and can cause disruptions, however, it also helps us think forward about the future, as it rules technology, the higher-mind, and our state of awareness!
Remember we as humans go are just one big ball of energy, so this Retrograde cycle can cause us to feel off and out of sorts. Once you adjust to it, many of you will feel more calm again. But for now you must ride the waves of this Cosmic influence and take things as they come.
No matter how these energies play out, August 11th is shaping up to be a pretty important day!
Here’s a rundown of the future Cosmic Connections for the next week.
On August 11, Jupiter turns direct in the sign of Sagittarius, and all you FIRE signs, Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius can be quite lucky through early December. But all of us no matter what are Zodiac Signs can benefit because the next week is just filled with amazingly high good energies. Also, if you are a Sagittarius or Gemini you could see some gains in the coming weeks ahead. But for all of us, things will start moving once again, especially now that Mercury is out of Retrograde.
Also on August 11th, Uranus aka George, (that was his first real name), turns Retrograde through Jan. 10, 2020. You may feel somewhat confused or conflicted over the next week while you adjust to its energy. Especially, if you are a Taurus born in April, an Aquarius born in January, a Scorpio born in October, or a Leo born in July! We’ve already been experiencing some chaotic energy due to this shift over the last several weeks with shocking events playing out. But as difficult as these lessons are to go through, the Universe is serving a huge WAKE-UP CALL! This energy gets our attention and helps us see how people are still trying to move backward, and are not progressing, and Uranus is about forward movement and progression. This planet’s influence helps us understand how to handle the higher vibrational energies that so many of us desperately seek. As it sends out amazing messages to help us understand what we can do next to build on to structures in our life and our world! It often causes rebellious behavior and revolution, as it is showing us to get out of our emotions long enough to take care of business and move forward and thrive. And with Uranus now in the sign of Taurus, its mission is to help show us how to save the human race!
Unfortunately, there will be more chaos to come during the Uranus in Retrograde cycle, and some of you may feel like life is taking you on a roller coaster ride and that you are spiraling out of control. But try to not worry things will calm back down as we adjust to this energy. Just remain cautious and pay attention to your surroundings for the time being.
On August 14th, the Sun Conjuncts lovely Venus, and oh what sweet energy this can be. It’s a time for love, romance, and socializing with friends and our soul tribes. If you are an Aquarius get out and date as you could fall head over heels for someone and end up dare I say in love! Some of you will even meet your future husband, wife, or partner during this time. All the Zodiac Signs can experience a strong love connection.
On August 15, there’s a Full Moon in the sign of Aquarius at exactly 22 degrees.
This is symbolic as the number 22 is considered to be a “Master Number” in Numerology. This means this Full Moon is trying to put you on a path to reach greater balance and harmony in your life. You can manifest whatever energy you are focusing on or through your energy into. Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want or have already. It’s a good time for teamwork, and just hanging out with friends and your Soul Tribe. It’s also a good time to buy electronics that are used for communications, so this affects things like computers, phones, or tablets. However, with Uranus in Retrograde, there can be technical snafus and glitches to work around, so this could get interesting!
On August 16th, mentally curious Mercury makes a tense Square to shocking Uranus. This is a day to pay attention and be extra cautious folks, as anxiety levels will be high and there can be some unexpected news! Expect the unexpected! People seriously can get out of control and take actions without thinking about their consequences first, as this energy is erratic and can be chaotic! This influence will start around the 14th with Uranus involved, as it always seems to come in extra early and it will run through the 18th.
On August 18, Mars the sign of motivation, aggression, and passion moves into the sign of Virgo until Oct 4th. This can have you feeling quite focused on something, but some folks are going to feel restless and getting your beauty rest may be more difficult than usual. This influence can affect your daydreams and night time sleep both. This does give us a burst of energy, as we roll into Autumn time. If you are not overly critical already, you just might find yourself feeling that way. But it is a good time to tackle all those little jobs or chores, as we are much more detailed than usual, so doing tedious work comes more naturally, and we can get quite a bit accomplished during this time.
On Wednesday, July 31st and Thursday, August 1st for some time zones, a powerful Super “Black” New Moon in the sign of Leo occurs.
The NEW MOON times are as follows.
Pacific Time, July 31 at 8:11 PM Eastern Time, July 31 at 11:11 PM Central Time, July 31 at 10:11 PM Mountain Time, July 31 at 9:11 PM
Under the “Black” New Moon energy we all have an opportunity to tap into this strong, potent, and courageous Leo the Lion energy.
A Black Moon is the name of a second New Moon in one calendar month. For some folks this New Moon will occur on August 1st, but it’s still a Black Moon since it occurs so close to the end of the month.
This Black Moon is a Super Moon this time around, and so it’s literally closer to Earth, so the tides and anything made of water here on planet Earth is affected by the Moon’s vibrational pull at this time.
This is an excellent time to think about our future goals. And all the characteristics of the sign that Leo represents. With the Moon and Sun both in the sign of Leo, there’s a double dose of Lion’s energy to work with. And add that Mars and Venus are also in the sign of Leo currently, and we have an abundance of this energy to tap into. We should be focusing our energy into the following things like enhancing our love life, as this is a time for romance, but also creative endeavors, andrelationships with our lovers, family members, and children.
Some things we should be working on for the next month are as followed.
Building up our self-confidence and pride in ourselves.
Taking pride in ourselves as unique individuals.
Assuming responsibility for ourselves and our lives.
Putting our heart into all that we do, by giving of ourselves and being more warm and generous with others.
We should meditate and focus on the characteristics of this strong-willed, loving Fire Sign of the Zodiac, as we all have the sign of Leo somewhere in our Personal Astrology “Birth Chart.” Try to incorporate the following positive traits of the Sign of Leo into your life and personality.
Being Proud and showing Pride.
Generosity, helping others for no reason.
Hospitable, receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously.
Caring and Warm towards others.
Open your heart.
Over the next several days we should be able to improve certain parts of our lives, as this is a time to awaken your “inner child” and discover ways to creatively express yourself. We have a golden opportunity under all this potent Leo energy to make some significant changes to our lives that can benefit us long after this New Moon occurs.
With the Sun and Moon in Leo squaring Uranus during the New Moon it’s important to watch yourself for acting on impulse, or for abruptly making changes or just rebelling. The desire to change and improve things around our romantic and personal life is strong, and we can be quite creative when doing so. So this can be a time of courage as we are more than ready for progress. And with Jupiter in a beautiful Trine to this New Moon we can certainly make some magic happen, just pay attention and be cautious.
As this New Moon occurs in Leo, we are being shown how to lead our own lives. Each of us possess the power to take control of our lives, so we must take charge in any situation and make important decisions that will help us in the future. Follow your intuition, as you know what’s best for you! No one knows you better than you! Take some time to yourself and get comfy with your pack, and do what makes your heart happy. Don’t beat yourself up about what you think you should be doing, and allow the truth of who you are to set you free. Trust yourself and be authentic in all you do. Leo energy rules over the heart of any matter, which makes this the best time to work with the energies that are ruled by the heart.
Setting Intentions with the New Moon
I cannot stress enough just how important it is this time around to do the work and Set Intentions or make out Wish Lists under this powerful, rare Super “Black” New Moon. Especially, since we have just dealt with so much life-changing transformational energy. This is the time to make some new plans and set some goals to help you bring in new beginnings and rewards, don’t worry about how big or small they are as in two week from now when the next Full Moon occurs you should start to see something begin. Just simply write it all down, and read it and than FEEL IT! Then since Leo is a Fire Sign many like to burn up what they have written and send the energies off to the Universe in hopes it will bring us what we have asked for.
This New Moon also brings in the start of a New Lunar Cycle, and this new energy comes after a series of very potent and transformative Eclipses in July. This new energy can help us calm down and work with any emotional wounds, changes, or transformations the July Eclipses may have brought up. If the Eclipses brought about some sort of change in your life, than this “Black” New Moon can help you handle whatever issues you have been dealing with, so you can begin to finally think about what to do next from a whole new perspective, and hopefully find some solid solutions.
Under the influence of the “Black” New Moon, the Cosmos will usher in New Beginnings that so many of us have been wishing and hoping for, however, we are going to have to take things slow at first and give these new energies time to work their mojo! Especially, with mental Mercury coming out of it’s Retrograde cycle on the same day as the New Moon.
New Moons bring things to us like “moths to a flame”, so if you are aware or woke it’s a great time to Set Intentions with the Universe, just by simply making out some Wish Lists. With all this new energy coming in now and the effects of Mercury’s Retrograde after-Shadow period, you may have to do some soul-searching first to think about what intentions you really want to set for your future plans. We all have changed a little if we understand it or not, but we can feel it! As the Eclipses have now raised our vibrational energies, and this transformation requires us to make sure our intentions line-up together with this new energy.
This New Moon is a great inspiration, and this is the time to think about what we want to bring into our lives next. But we must be patient, take the time to allow ourselves to simply be, and tune our hearts into the energy of the Cosmos to match up with the energy of our true soul journey! Then will be better able to take this new energy and manifest what we truly desire next in to happen in our lives.
Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse For All Signs Of The Zodiac
The Moon is Full in the sign of Capricornon July 16, 2019, and it’s a partial Lunar Eclipse. It comes together around 4:39 PM CST, 5:39 PM EDT. The Eclipse occurs when the Moon in Capricorn opposes the Sun in Cancer.
This is an especially potent Full Moon, being its a Partial Lunar Eclipse, so our focus turns towards our relationships under this lunation. But also our work and family lives.
Eclipses create the energy of crisis in our lives, and often they bring up what we are lacking. This is a time when we can suddenly realize there’s something missing, perhaps a need or want we can’t seem to fulfill. This Eclipse can actually split some relationships up, but it also brings folks together. Suddenly, we may realize that there’s a need to have other folks around helping support us. This is also about making sure the foundation of our soul tribe of friends and family is strong. But Lunar Eclipses are not always about relationships, they can also bring up certain needs in other areas of our life, such as our relationship to our work, or to our health and bodies, it really can be about anything. The Full Moon lights up our deeper feelings that have been just sitting below the surface to be dealt with.
Under the Full Moon, we can be very emotional and express ourselves without warning. This is a time when some folks will claim out loud what they are really about and what they want in life. We are reacting from a strong but illogical emotional place. Lunar Eclipses are stronger and more potent than a normal Full Moon, so its effects can last up to about six months after it occurs.
Lunar Eclipses are about relationships and are oppositions, this time around the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn are bumping against one another. So we must take a closer look at our needs, lacks and wants in our lives and create a balance around what we should be working on. This Full Moon is about our personal private lives, our need for a secure home base, and how we nurture ourselves. The other side of this energy is our public life, careers, reputations, and how we take responsibility. Being attached and love is ruled by Cancer, while our success and rewards and punishments are ruled by Capricorn energy, this polarity deals with balancing unconditional and conditional love. The Cancer energy involved encourages us to value our home life and that foundation, as well as our roots, while the Capricorn energy wants us to consider our sense of duty and responsibility along with our professional lives. Cancer energy is about being content with being dependent, Capricorn wants us to grow the hell up and take responsibility! Cancer energy also represents the beginning and where we come from, and Capricorn is about the goals we set. Ideally, setting some sort of balance between these two energies is what the Full Moon is asking us to do.
This Full Moon is helping us learn how to strike a balance between our commitments to our work and families both. As we’ve been holding onto something emotionally that’s very important, as the Cosmos is reminding us via the Full Moon that it’s still there to let out and express how we are feeling, so these issues to be released. Hopefully, over time we’ll have all the information we need to better understand what all of this means.
The Full Moon energy brings up an inner conflict to be dealt with, and it can prove difficult to sit with such strong feelings, so we need to find ways to express them. This causes that crisis situation, as some kind of sudden awareness around what we are lacking in our life usually comes up! This is an opportunity to figure out what we need. So during this highly emotionally charged time, our relationships can be challenging, and either broken or dramatically made even stronger. We also may experience some kind of major Ah-Ha moments or epiphanies. This leads us to learning more about what we don’t have and taking some actions to obtain it.
Full Moons and especially Lunar Eclipses bring up issues in our lives to finish something. Our emotions are stronger than usual and there’s often some sort of drama involved around whatever part of our own personal Astrology Birth Chart the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse is cruising through. That’s the area of our life that the Cosmos is pushing us to make much-needed changes in. There can be some serious drama in whatever part of our life this Eclipse is going through. So a path is often revealed to us, so we can move towards it and make things better, if we understand it or not, it is trying to align us with our true Soul Journey, as our life destiny is at play. Usually, these issues are something we’ve been sitting on or ignoring, so our emotions have been building, and this Eclipse helps us realize they are still there, we just haven’t chosen to work through them yet. The Full Moon’s light and energy draw them out into the open, so if we get in touch with our emotions we can get a much more clear idea about what actually needs to be done or changed and let go of.
The Lunar Eclipse occurring in the sign of Capricorn sets off our inner awareness about the flaws in the structures we’ve built in our lives, especially in our careers and involving our home and family life. So there are serious decisions that need to be made to fix things. This Lunar Eclipse is a powerful one with confrontational energy, because it’s making a conjunction to psychological and powerful Pluto, and is opposite Mercury (now in Retrograde). This brings out intense emotional reactions compulsive behavior, and of course, power struggles around crisis situations, so this can be quite a complicated time, as there’s a stronger need to do something, it can cause us to feel a sense of urgency. Take some time for yourself and try to relax while we get through this strong energy.
On July 1, Mars the planet of passion, aggression, and drive entered the sign of Leo where it stays through August 18. Mars does well when it’s in a fire sign like Leo, this gives us back some motivation back to make things move forward. You might even feel pushed to get something done, but make sure it’s something you really want first. This energy can give us endurance while Mars the planet that helps us with physical movement is in Leo. Take this time to get some things done, as you will have at times a tremendous amount of energy. All the fire signs really can benefit from this influence, so Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo’s. But we all are feeling it!
On July 2, an intense Solar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer occurred. Eclipses bring change and this one continues to bring huge shifts and changes that will affect anything to do with home and family matters. Eclipses also bring about significant endings and new beginnings! This particular Eclipses influence is basically around our home base and concerning our family with it in the sign of Cancer. This has opened up issues that need to be worked on and these problems are awful hard to ignore, as the Eclipse has put them right up in our face to deal with. It is believed that whatever issues this Eclipse has brought up can be felt for up to 6 months after it occured, so it can be difficult if we don’t choose to deal with them. With this Eclipse occurring in the sign of Cancer we are extremely sensitive about these issues, so don’t allow yourself to hide and sulk, make sure to take care of whatever needs to be worked on.
On July 3, Venus moved into the sign of Cancer until July 27. This helps all the Zodiac Signs to be more soft and easy-going, so we can build upon on our serious and intimate relationships, and this will also lead to serious commitments in our relationships. This influence can also help you restore relationships that have suffered damaged both in love and within your family. But this energy also really pumps up all you Cancer Sun Signs, as you’ll be drawn to all that is beautiful.
On July 7, Mercury goes Retrograde This runs through July 31. All of us need to slow down and rethink things and just try to enjoy the rest of the summer, instead of allowing the other Cosmic Influences pushing us to make major changes. This affects all of us so make sure to take your time, and just expect technical glitches and misunderstandings to occur and don’t make a big deal out of them.
On July 8, Mercury conjuncts Mars People are riled up by this influence and can get quite nasty. So debates and arguments can happen quickly and without little warning! A war of words can be especially strong, so be extra careful with how you communicate, or you could land in a serious verbal throwdown. This also can make people more physically aggressive, and even violent so be careful. Choose your battles wisely!
On July 9, Sun opposes Saturn This influence can feel overwhelming with pressure to get things done and to take care of business. But it’s important to not take on more than you usually do, and don’t try to take on a lot of difficult things during this time. So maybe take on only half of what you normally do. Because one or two tasks are going to feel like more than enough. Do whatever you can to not stress.
On July 11, Sun Trines Neptune This will be a lovely energy and a time for love and romance, or just hanging out with friends. This feel-good energy creates the best vibe to leave your worries behind from earlier in the week. We all can benefit from this positive energy. All you Pisces and Cancer folks can have an especially good day!
On July 11, Mars squares Uranus Also, be ready to change something as the planet of action receives some sort of surprising message from rebellious Uranus. You may have to stand up for yourself or get away from someone or some sort of circumstance. This will start being felt probably about 3 to 4 days prior to peaking out, and people tend to get quite worked up and anxious during its run. Just go with this energy, don’t let whatever it brings up in your life throw you too far off track. All our plans can use some new and fresh energy and ideas. This is a time to get creative and perhaps start something, but make sure you are honest with yourself when doing so. This aspect reminds us to do things our way even while other folks are given their opinions.
On July 14, Sun opposes Pluto The Sun opposes Pluto once a year marking the midway point of the Pluto Retrograde period that began on April 24. Any opposition is a culmination of forces already set in motion. With the Sun in homebody Cancer and Pluto in ambitious Capricorn, it is important to create a balance between your personal family life with your worldly and career goals. Pluto’s themes of power help you to examine your own places in your life that you have control or power in. Often this aspect, brings someone or something in your world that opposes you causing you to take a better look at the power you share with others or the balance in power you have in your relationships. Is it time to step up and take on your own power or perhaps let go of the control?
On July 16, Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon in Capricorn The Full Moon occurs in steady, grounded Capricorn, and a partial Lunar Eclipse which is basically a supercharged and intense Full Moon also comes together. This is when the Earth’s shadow falls between the Sun and the Moon, this is typically the brightest lunation of the month, but it will be shadowed by darkness due to the Eclipse. This is an emotional high tide, as we get to experience why we are feeling so flooded by emotions. With this being in the sign of Capricorn the sign of responsibility and authority, and the Moon conjuncts Pluto and Saturn, you may just get a stronger sense of what you want to be responsible for anymore and what you don’t. You can make the most of this energy by finding some sort of balance between your personal and professional life. As this illumination comes forth things like shadows, secrets, and repressed feelings that might have seemed too big or scary to get your attention and expression before come alive! Changes that have been occurring sort of behind the scenes and deep within ourselves are brought up and out to deal with first hand, and we can see significant changes and completions.
On July 19, Mercury while Retrograde re-enters Cancer The planet of communication returns back into the sensitive sign of Cancer, so it’s important to pay attention to what you are thinking about the most in your conversations over this last week of July. You can come back and look at your ideas later and revisit whatever you need to. For now, your thoughts and words are infused with emotion, which can actually help you out. Just make sure to speak from the heart and let your words take it from there, anything we communicate will be able to help folks understand what you are trying to say. Be patient with others and objective.
On July 22nd, the Sun Enters Leo, (Leo Season Begins) The Sun moves into the sign of fiery, cautious, dramatic Leo. During this time our aggression and passion run stronger than usual, and there can be ego trips and battles. We tend to express ourselves from the heart in a more authentic way! So there will be a whole lot of truth-telling going around, and oversharing. This influence can help us feel more optimistic and confident, so we can make important contacts and strengthen bonds with our current tribe and lovers if we try. This is a time to have some fun and enjoy yourself, let your inner child out to play.
On July 31, New Moon in Leo A New Moon always signals a new beginning and this one is in a fire sign that ignites your creativity and passion. Don’t let anything hold you back from pursuing your goals. This is a great time to accept invitations to events and parties, start a new hobby, or sign up for a class. Whatever you do, start something whether you pursue a dream, an idea, plan or project. As always, at any New Moon, invest in what you want to grow or become more important in your life by Setting Your Intentions with the Moon’s energy! This also happens to be the second New Moon in one month, therefore, it is called a Black Moon and this is super strong, potent energy that can be very helpful.
On July 31, Mercury goes direct! Mercury Retrograde periods can be annoying and quite difficult to navigate that is for sure, but they are also the best times for gathering information and returning to old ideas and conversations. Hopefully, you have used these last three weeks, to review your options and reconsider some of your plans. If you have held off on making important decisions, your patience is now rewarded. Don’t be shy about letting people know what you want, and reach out to those who can help you. It’s time to communicate what you have learned and move forward with your plans.
What a crazy month folks, with so many twist and turns! There will be lots of changes under the two Eclipses, Mercury’s Retrograde cycle, and a Saturn/Pluto Aspect to deal with. However, don’t feel too badly, because looking ahead August feels so much better, at least overall. It looks like it will be a month of relief that we so desperately will need from some of the wild more unpredictable Eclipse energies we are dealing with now, so its energies will be a welcome change.
Looking ahead to August of 2019, it looks to be like a time to work on our health and build up our immune systems while we can, at least before we get into late fall. As this year looks to be an extreme cold and flu season, due to Neptune being in its own sign of Pisces and in Retrograde. This increases illness, as many of you are already experiencing. So we can beat this if we get prepared ahead of time. Mars also will be making some harsh aspects to the Sun in Virgo with Neptune and Uranus involved, so that can also lower our immunity as well. So please start boosting your immune system this summer any way you can.
There’s a New Moon occurring soon, which makes this the best time of the Month to set some powerful intentions. These Wish Lists or Intentions can be about your future dreams, desires, and goals. Learning how to work with the cycles of the Moon can be a life-changing experience.
During a New Moon cycle, we should be asking the Universe for new beginnings, by planting seeds of intention from our heart and getting in touch with our higher-self. It’s a good time to be grateful for what we have, so we can work on manifesting what energy we want to come into our lives next. We can create whatever it is we desire, such as a better life, more money, happiness, or even love! It really doesn’t matter, but we have to take an action, both, physically and spiritually, together, to make it really happen and stick! And no, not everything you want is going to just magically appear. But you will more than likely get put on the path towards your wishes, even if you don’t realize it and that sometimes take time, so be patient. But it’s nice to know at least we are headed in the right direction.
Also, just sometimes when you Set Intentions with the New Moon energy amazing things happen and you get what you want very quickly!
At least by “Setting Intentions” with the energy of the New Moon, you’ve made it clear to the Universe what path you’d like to begin heading down and that’s a start. Then the energies will begin to line up to get you there, and if you continue to stay persistent and connected, and keep doing this work it truly can change your life circumstances for the better. I am like those old commercials, I don’t just talk about it, I have lived it! LOL! And this work, just works! It’s that simple.
The intentions that are set during a New Moon will set you on the right path towards your desires. The New Moon is a magical time of New Beginnings when you can recharge your goals with new energy. During the New Moon, we often experience some sort of major “energy shift.”
Here are some ideas on just how to Manifest under a New Moon:
1. Get clear about something you want and write it down.
2. Share your Intentions with someone in a supportive way, who will be encouraging.
3. Do something to demonstrate your commitment to your intention. For example, taking even a small action around what it is your asking to create! Send an email, move something in your house, or make a phone call perhaps.
4. Acknowledge that you did what you said you would, and then take the next step.
So have a conversation with the Universe (meaning your higher power, God, Source Energy, higher-self, Guides, Angels, etc), and work with the New Moons energy to help illuminate the path that will lead you toward your deepest desires. Simply ask to be led to what you’re choosing to manifest. Remember to be patient and simply allow the time needed, things don’t always happen right away, as we can get taken down certain paths to find our way to what it is we’re looking for. And sometimes magic just happens, you just never know!
What if you don’t know how to “Set Intentions” under the New Moon?
Follow the Steps below to learn how:
Clear the energy of the area or room you’re using to do any New Moon work. Think about where you are going to do this work, because we create an energy vortex wherever we sit or sleep. This is mainly why you feel so good in your favorite chair, because it’s comfortable and feels safe and secure, but also because you have created an energy vortex in that spot or space.
Step One: Clear Your Sacred Space
You are simply calling in some positive energy to work with. Burn some Sage or Incense and clear the energies! Maybe say a blessing or a special prayer that helps you feel cleared and protected. Next, close your eyes and breathe deeply and call upon your Guides, Angels, or higher power and ask to have your sacred space cleared, and then to fill up the special space you are working in with the energy of light, love, and protection. Never leave energy empty, always fill it with something once you’ve cleared it. Never leave a VOID when working with energy.
Step Two: Set the atmosphere
Set the mood for your New Moon Ritual and burn some special incense, light some candles (colors of candles do have different energies and meanings), and play some music that helps you feel spirituality connected. This can be a very different experience for everyone, just make sure to use whatever colors, music, and tools that make you feel calm, centered, and peaceful.
Step Three: Setting Intentions
You’re going to need a notebook, paper, or a journal and something to write with.
Now write what energy you’d like the Universe to bring in. Simply write your deepest desires, wishes, and questions. Think about what energy you’re trying to manifest or create. Write a letter, like as if you are talking to an old friend. Think about what energy you’re trying to bring into your life, and be detailed about what you want to see happen next in your life, and what energies you’re willing to work with.
As you’re doing this work and Setting your Intentions, here are some helpful questions you can think about. For example; ask for what you’re choosing or what changes you would like to see in your life? What are you or should you be calling in? How do you feel about what is happening in your life now? What do you want to change and create?
Think about your long-term goals and future. Be careful about focusing too much on the how, why, and when’s around how you will get what you want! Instead, focus more on what it is you are choosing and how you want to FEEL. See the end result! Only see the ultimate ending and again what it feels like when you receive what it is you are choosing! What you see in your mind’s eye, so don’t focus on how you get it, or the hurdles you have to jump, or sacrifices you may have to make. Just allow the Universe to shoulder the burden for you once you have requested what you want and let them take care of the rest. Have some faith in something. Rule # One is always energy follows thought, it will come to you in one way or another, or you’ll be put at least on a path towards your goals.
Step Four: Visualize
It’s time to visualize what you have written. Close your eyes and take some long deep breaths, so in your nose and out your mouth. Repeat this about 4 or 5 times. See the energy of your heart center, that’s in the middle of your chest, not over your pumping heart but your spiritual heart or commonly referred to as the “Heart Chakra.” Visualize yourself in what you are actually trying to create or manifest. For example: see yourself living in that new home, falling in love with that Soul-Mate, or driving that new car. Just don’t think it folks, make sure and FEEL IT, as if you were really experiencing what you’re visualizing!
Finally, allow the Universe to show you which paths to follow over the next month, and look for any signs or symbols that will help you along your journey, so you may bring in what you truly desire and let go of what you don’t want! Don’t forget to show gratitude in some way and tell the Universe or Moon thank you in advance.
You also might gain some clarity around something or someone that is not serving your higher good, and they actually could be blocking you from your desires. So, in other words, pay attention after you’re done doing this work so you can clearly understand what the Universe is trying to show you!
On 21st of June Neptune turns Retrograde. Discover your inner-muse?
This fog rolls in and casts a veil over our normal practical lives. This influence causes us to temporarily lose our inspiration because we are re-working our dreams and wishes in regards to what’s happening emotionally within ourselves. This Retrograde cycle itself lasts until Nov 27th, which means this will be a period of confusion and indecisiveness. You may feel stuck or like you are in limbo, but it is a great time to work on discovering your inner-self.
This is an excellent time to strengthen your spiritual game folks, start a journal and record your dreams as well, make a vision board, and tune into what people are not saying rather than their words. Your intuition and psychic hunches are strong as this mystical planet changes direction. However, your logical mind is taking a vacay for the next 5 months! So trying to figure out where other folks are coming from, or finding information can be difficult, (especially while Mercury is in Retrograde as well!)
During this cycle you will be required to pay extra careful attention to the details as they will be elusive. And since we can be vulnerable now, and way more into the fantasies that play in our heads, assume if something sounds too good to be true, that it probably is! Don’t be a victim during this time which is the Shadow side of Neptune, we can be suckers and get taken if we don’t pay attention! It’s also all about the escape during this Neptune’s Retro period, it might be all to easy to leave your responsibilities behind and not deal with the reality of what is happening in the here and now on planet Earth!
This influence can get some of you into trouble if you choose to delve into things like alcohol, or drugs just to escape. It’s important to have a support system if you feel weak. So make sure and talk about how you are feeling to someone, during this time, let those pent up emotions out and be motivated by the fact that Neptune’s Retrograde cycle can indeed be a time to heal the spirit. This is a time to discover what helps inspire you, and find your own inner-muse!
Stay creative and tap into the best part of this energy! ~Ruby
For All Zodiac Signs: Please Note that if you usually just skim over my blogs and sort of get the highlights that is awesome, but today’s Blog is extremely important to really understand as the Cosmic Energies are affecting us so profoundly right now, that you may want to read all of this one!
The Moon remains in more earthy Capricorn all day long. This is a strong time for making a realistic dream come true. The Moon is still somewhat Full, causing some emotional waves here and there. Just don’t get worked up too much over nothing.
Future Goals Have you been working hard at changing something big in your life, or do you feel pulled on to make a major change?
A long-term strong influence between the Lord of Karma, Saturn and dreamy Neptune has been running strong since January, but peaks out this week and again in November of 19, and runs its course throughout 2019. This helps us bring some kind of structured dream or goals, and our faith together. This is sconce meets beliefs it’s been interesting. It’s quite a supportive energy, but also intense feeling as it pushes us to reach goals and go after our dreams. It has been rough for some of you, as this influence makes it crystal clear what we can do, and should do in regards to our future plans and goals. So some things have fallen away in our lives this year, or we have been made aware of something that isn’t going to work out anymore. If we like it or not, understand it or not! This has helped breathe new life into our visions, as long as we are making a real effort towards realizing a dream.
This energy has primarily been affecting our plans, that we’ve been building on already, be it about a job or relationship. It’s can be about anything. So it’s been smoothing our rough edges when it comes to business plans and goals. It’s also giving us a sense of purpose or a mission in life again, which puts us on a path towards our soul journey in this life. If you connect it your spiritual self and do a little bit of work and make some effort you’ll be rewarded. This gives us a reason to be dedicated and committed towards our own unique spiritual path, while still building something real right here and now. So we might just end up showing our devotion to whatever it is we believe in through our hard work and service.
Two Steps Ahead Mental Mercury aligns with driven Mars in the sign of Cancer today. Since we want to get things done our communication skills are on point! There are two different sides to this aspect’s influence, which fuses the intellectual powers of Mercury with the assertiveness of Mars. We can feel motivated, driven, and passionate about communicating or doing anything mentally. It can be an amazing time for sports or energy work, as this energy helps sync our minds with our bodies. Powerful Pluto hooks into this energy as well today, turning our attention towards fixing or solving a problem, just don’t get obsessed. Our family and home life take center stage, as our security is extremely important during this time. We can come off as insensitive when expressing our feelings because we are all “in your face” and to the point. By being allowed to vent or talk about our problems out loud can be liberating, and it also helps rid of any excess mental energy in a healthy way.
Powerful Emotions However, this influence also creates tension, as we can be overly excited about our ideas and opinions, and we aren’t in the mood to listen to others input! This makes the energies extremely competitive. Whether we speak about our feelings or not is our choice. Just know that communications come with extra speed and impact today. If you say it, mean it, and be willing to work through the outcomes that probably will follow! So it just might be wise to sit with your powerful feelings, as any conflicts or confrontations we are involved in right now can pull out some nasty or perhaps suppressed feelings or anger! On the other hand, if you’ve been needing to express yourself in some way, it’s a powerful time to say what you need to and get your point across! Just know when enough is enough if you can.
We can get pushy when it comes to knowing the truth about something, and exposing what’s real and what’s false. But we make mountains out of molehills. This can bring out paranoid thoughts and a ridiculous amount of suspicious behavior and thinking! If we can try to make this a lesson and learn from any jealousy felt, this can help us understand more so what it is we really want and truly desire.
What a time it is folks, full of intense feelings and emotions, so make sure to think before reacting, and have a good day. ~Ruby