An energy forecast for the retrogrades & moon phases of August 2019
Keep Moving Forward
An energy forecast for the retrogrades and moon phases of August 2019
"Keep moving forward and you will amaze yourself" ~ Author Unknown
This month is an odd one, expansive and playful, yet serious and stubborn, big positive changes could be made and the key is to remain open, grounded and flexible, and keep moving forward.
PROMINENT AUGUST TRANSITS:
FOCUS AND FLOW - Jupiter Direct & Uranus Retrograde
On August 11th we have Jupiter going direct the same day that Uranus goes retrograde. This may add a feeling of openness and expansion coupled with a feeling of restraint and pulling back, particularly around aligning ideas with grounded reality and consistency.
Jupiter direct is encouraging us to let in abundance, love, money, opportunity, good habits, and fun times. Whatever you have been working on since April 2019 is now available and it’s up to you to move forward and implement succeeding at it. This Jupiter retrograde has been in a square with Neptune in Pisces the whole time so intuition has been developed to a point where you can now trust your feelings and hunches without over questioning yourself. If there’s something you think would be good for you to do or try, go for it!
Just hours after Jupiter makes its turn, Uranus goes retrograde until January 10th, two days before the great Saturn/Pluto conjunction of 2020. This retrograde will be teaching us about our bodies, particularly the nervous system and how to manage nervous energy, anxiety and power surging. There may be sudden influences and ideas that come out of nowhere and changes in behavior that are not easily explained. The lesson here is to stay grounded, stay true, and keep moving forward.
RETROGRADE HEALING PRACTICE:
BALANCING GIVE & TAKE - Full Moon in Aquarius
The Aquarian Full moon on August 15th is going to bring its own kind of weird tension, there may be sensitivities masked with ego and brashness. Relationship problems may become highlighted as people are fighting to be understood without trying to understand, perhaps wanting attention without giving attention.
Communication could feel constrained by rules that when examined don’t make sense. There may be a sense of self righteousness overriding common logic. Beware of getting swept up in drama or emotional outpourings that are actually just trying to draw attention. There may be a lot of flippant passive aggressive behavior around too.
What is the point to all this annoying behavior? This is to show us the importance of being humble and tolerant, to consider others as equals even if they have differing opinions. It is also showing us to value self and speak up for what we believe to be true with the intention of grace and harmony.
Stubbornness is a quality we are all learning to understand and overcome and anytime we have fixed sign suns and moons we can look at where we need to be more flexible and accommodating. This moon can teach us how to trust in ourselves and trust in the outcome without having to insist things be a certain way. Remember, it’s not what you say it’s the way that you say it.
FULL MOON HEALING PRACTICE:
DEFINITE OPINIONS - New Moon in Virgo on August 30th brings an practical, serious, and pragmatic energy. There could be a desire to focus on routine, structure and organisation and revise health habits.
The stubborn energy of this month continues, this time with a sense of morality, wanting to have it done right or else. Well, what is the “or else”? What will happen if things aren’t done “properly? Who or what will be appeased if everything lines up?
Who or what are you serving?
Earth signs like to appear that they have it all together. This moon is an opportunity to look at where you think you have it together but maybe you’re fooling yourself. Maybe it’s a habit that worked in the past but isn’t so effective anymore. Focus less on how something appears and more on how it actually is.
Closely examine the effectiveness of where you are putting your energy and redirect it to what really matters. Better yet, take the time to consider what really matters and see if that’s where your energy is going.
Kookiness could abound at this moon when it comes to creativity; super nerd levels of attention are available. Let yourself nerd out if inspired, it could be a great opportunity to lay some foundations for future projects.
There may be intense moments of clarity with details. You may get flashes of seeing all aspects involved; write everything down, make lists, draw mind maps and flow charts to get it out of your head.
NEW MOON HEALING PRACTICE
PROMINENT AUGUST TRANSITS:
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