It’s finally here! The supercharged New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Leo comes exact on Monday and we’re all in for some major changes on both a global and individual level. Luckily this eclipse is nicely aspected by both Uranus and Saturn, bringing change that comes about in a way that is fluid and harmonious and in alignment with our integrity all the while remaining grounded in reality.
Monday (8/21): Today is the day! The Great American Eclipse has arrived. Get ready for some powerful new beginnings! While the astrology for the eclipse on August 21st may actually be quite nice for most of us on an individual level, with change comes inevitable discomfort. Change is never stress-free, and progress rarely comes from dwelling within our comfort zones. We are all being called to stretch far beyond what comes easy to us in order to forge a new path that is in alignment with what or hearts truly desire. Walking this new path requires courage, and it requires us to step up and allow our light to shine brightly for all to see. It also requires us to care much less about other people's opinions of our actions.
The Sun in Leo, as part of this eclipse energy, will be making a harmonious trine to Uranus today, indicating that this is a time when we can encounter exciting new ideas, divine inspiration, and important changes that come about rather seamlessly as a result of the energy that is seeded today. With Uranus in the mix, the new path we’re beginning headed into will gently shake us out of our comfort zones, instigating some very fated, karmic changes that are very much needed in each of our lives.
Tuesday (8/22): The Sun moves into the practical, service-oriented sign of Virgo today (Happy Birthday to all of your Virgos!), shifting us out of the dramatic Leo energy into something a bit more subdued. The Sun in Virgo enjoys feeling useful, and under this influence, many of us will be looking for new ways to help support the people we care about in ways that are very grounded and practical. This is an excellent time to get things organized and to create strategic plans for the future (but not to act on them quite yet, as Mercury is still retrograde). Under the influence of all of this Virgo energy, now is an excellent time for us all to focus on improving our health and to invest in some good, healthy, nourishing food! ☺
Wednesday (8/23): No major planetary aspects today. The Moon is waxing in Virgo throughout most of the day and will go Void-of-Course between 1:06pm-6:07pm MST when it moves into the balanced & harmonious sign of Libra.
Thursday (8/24): Today we come into a challenging relationship aspect with Venus in Cancer making a square to Uranus in Aries. This energy can bring unexpected changes and upheavals involving our close relationships and finances. Today is a day when we are being called to change the dynamics in one or more important relationships. Our frustrations can provide clues, leading us to understand the changes we must make in order to move forward in a way that is more supportive, nurturing and emotionally connected in our close relationships.
Have a beautiful week! Be sure back on Thursday for the weekend forecast! ☺