Monday, August 21, 2017
2:30 p.m. EDT
This much-heralded Solar Eclipse commands our attention with the Sun, Moon, the Moon’s North Node and Mars all draped in regal Leo robes. This is the zodiac fire sign ruled by the Sun, the life-giving source of light in our solar system.
With planets Saturn and Uranus in fire signs as well, there is an easy flow connecting these planets with all that Leo energy.
The Leo Sun is brave, determined, creative, generous and playful.
The Leo Moon is passionate and feels the glow of inner fire filling both heart and head with inspiration.
As these two are joined by the Leo Mars initiative and zest for life, positive action steps can be taken to activate the vibrant potential for greater illumination of our life’s path.
When we can allow space for humor and levity in our personal expression, it can go a long way in helping to diffuse any stress that may pop up within or around us by moving us closer to inner and outer balance.
This New Moon Solar Eclipse gives us an expansive entrance into the realm of new possibilities. If we are willing to go within, to pause and listen to the heart’s wisdom, we may find ourselves inspired to take those next steps.
Mercury retrograde in Virgo (ruled by Mercury) from Aug. 12 to Sept. 5 once again provides us with opportunities to recognize the ‘re-words’ that show up in our daily life experiences. It may be time to reflect, review, re-do, release, revise, realize, regroup, retreat, respect, relax or rejoice. So many possibilities!! Enjoy experimenting with new ways of playing with the planet of communication’s retrograde energies for the next few weeks. We will then emerge, ready for the rewarding gift of fresh starts.