We are fully immersed in Eclipse season as we enter August on the coattails of the potent July 27th Lunar Eclipse and looking ahead to a rare third Eclipse approaching. This Eclipse season will see its third Eclipse as a New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse on August 11th in the sign of Leo at 18 degrees. We have not had two Solar Eclipses in one cycle since 2011 and will not see it again until 2029. Leo is a fire sign ruled by the Sun and represents light, warmth, and our inner child. When the Sun’s light is eclipsed by the Moon, we will see a shift in our light and our ability to shine. We will feel the rising up of our subconscious self and the suppressed emotions of our inner child coming out to play. This Eclipse is asking you to connect with your child-like innocence and open your heart to fully experience the world. To live from the heart of the Lion and walk with power and conviction towards your desires. Embrace that inner child and work through the memories of your past and all that comes with it.
Want to dive deeper into your subconscious? Join me at my upcoming workshop, “Understanding Your Karma: An Astrological Perspective” at The Subtle Mind on August 30th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Register here and email me (Ashley@AshleyTracey.com) your full birth information, including time and place, prior to the event to receive your karmic axis birth chart to deepen your exploration.
Going inward will come easy during the month of August as six major planetary bodies (Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron) retrograding with Uranus stationing retrograde on August 7th. When we have this many planets retrograde at once, it means we are called to go inward and bring awareness to our own development. Self-examination is critical to our progress forward. We are being directed to examine how our past actions have created our current reality.
The climatic point of the month happens at the Pisces Full Moon on August 26th. This Full Moon will magnify all that has been brewing behind the scenes. Pisces energy is influenced by its ruler Neptune. Neptune is the deep dark waters of our Soul and the ability for us to connect with our intuition and psychic abilities. The Sun will be in Virgo at this time, allowing us to ground our higher realms of thinking into practical daily routines, specifically centered around work and health. This Full Moon will help us see the intuitive signs a bit clearer in our everyday life. Signs that will point to changes we can make to clear negative patterns and create a balance between our past and our future.
with light and love,
Find the courage to release the past...
As Mars and the South Node join forces in the sign of Aquarius, we are feeling a karmic reckoning, a confrontation with our past. This may not be a past you recognize as our South Node represents our deep soul past. Mars is the planet that stirs our desires and lights the fire within to accomplish what the soul intends.
When these two energies join together (what astrology calls a conjunction), our desires become a direct reflection of our karmic past. Situations arise that call us to find the courage to confront the truth and let go of whatever is no longer serving you.
From now until the end of July, we are going to feel this intensity on a subconscious level, you will feel drawn to thoughts of the past, emotions of the pasts, and even dreams of the past. Listen to your intuition as it is trying to highlight what needs purging.
Look to your birth chart to see what area of your life this will be felt the most. What house does Aquarius occupy in your chart?
For me, Aquarius occupies my 11th house. The 11th house represents the awareness of social conditions and participation in groups, organizations, communities, and gatherings to create social change and create a better future for humanity. It represents goals and ambitions that are developed through friends and social groups.
A Mars/SN conjunction in my 11th house is asking me, what friends or groups have I gravitated towards in the past? Are they aligned with what my soul is seeking in this lifetime? Let go of those connections which no longer serve your soul and open up to ones that do.
For many years I have placed the needs of others in front of my own. I am a Libra with many planets in my 7th house, so learning to balance self with others is a major lesson during this life. I have struggled during this transit with feelings of selfishness as I begin to develop a larger sense of self in humanity and focus more on my own goals and ambitions.
I have even had long time friendships struggle and evolve but I have also had the opportunity to connect with new friends and groups. As this Mars/SN conjunction continues to play out in the sign of Aquarius, I have no doubt that my social circle will continue to undergo change, and my response...BRIGN ON MY TRIBE! I am ready to align with those who accept my growth and see the bigger picture of the world we live in.
Want to know how this transit will impact your life on a deep soul level? What Karma is asking to be released from your life?
Email me Ashley@AshleyTracey.com to schedule a Soul-Centered Astrology Session!
with love and light,
Ashley Tracey, MS RYT