SARA COUGHLIN: “Uranus Has Another Trick Up Its Sleeve And Yes — That Trick Is A Retrograde”

Take a deep breath, stargazers. Now that August has arrived, we’re in the home stretch of summer 2018, aka the summer of retrogrades.

Before we’re out of the woods, however, Uranus would like to join the fun. The planet of sudden change, revolution, and upheaval begins its annual retrograde on Tuesday, August 7.

This isn’t Uranus’ first attempt to stir the pot this year. Back in May, this planet moved into Taurus which, as astrologer Kimberly Peta Dewhirst told Refinery29 at the time, kicked off a new astrological era of change, particularly around how we use money and care for the Earth.

Where that process will take place over the next seven years, Uranus’ retrograde only lasts five months — and, while Uranus in Taurus is expected to exert changes on an external, global scale, Uranus retrograde will incite changes within us.

Retrogrades have a way of urging us to focus on our inner lives. Think about how Mars retrograde tests our tempers or Jupiter retrograde interrogates our approach to learning.

Viewed from this angle, planetary retrogrades are just regularly scheduled lessons we have to learn in order to make personal progress. Uranus retrogrades are no exception. Specifically, they’re thought to show us how we might adapt to the ever-shifting world around us — if we let them, that is.

As astrologer Jamie King writes, these periods tend to arrive in time to help us either adjust our outlook to fit a recent development or prepare for future growth. In case you haven’t been reading your horoscope, this summer’s eclipse season (two occurred last month and there’s one more to come on August 11) is likely to set off plenty of changes in our lives, professional andpersonal. So, yes, we’d consider this year’s Uranus retrograde to be extremely well-timed.

That said, you probably won’t feel this retrograde’s influence in the same way that you’re feeling, say, the current Mercury retrograde. Uranus’ distance from Earth makes its effects on our personal lives pretty subtle, if not downright sneaky.

You might find yourself coming around on a plan you initially resisted or you might learn something new that leads you to view a change at work in a whole new light. These shifts in your mindset will occur gradually and may seem minor at first, but they’re likely to lead to bigger, even major, progress.

For the record, when we say “progress,” we simply mean forward movement — Uranus likes to affect great change, but it’s less concerned with who benefits from it. With luck, you’ll receive the cues of this retrograde and learn to roll with the good and the bad that comes your way in the next five months.

 

~via Refinery29.com

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TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “Intuitive Astrology Forecast — August 2018”

The energy of August 2018 is very similar to July with more retrogrades and eclipses, however by the end of the month we are going to find ourselves inspired and ready to begin a new chapter.

August kicks off still under the influence of the Blood Moon Eclipse. During the first week of August we may still feel things rising up from the depths in order to be cleared.

Emotions may also be high during the first week of August as Mars, which is still in retrograde, continues to be very active.

Mars is our inner warrior, and can help us to achieve and overcome all obstacles, but when this energy is not in balance, or when it’s met with lots of lunar energy like it is in August, it can cause us to feel restless, agitated, and even aggressive.

If there is any anger or frustration buried underneath the surface, the first week of August may lead you to get things off your chest. Even though it can be tempting, it is best to practice patience and to really think it through if you are planning on confronting someone or taking action on something.

This energy does have an impulsive feel to it, so it’s going to be important to not leap before looking. Under all of this energy, slow and steady really does win the race.

On August 7th we have Uranus going retrograde, making a total of six planets in retrograde. This is going to continue the theme we have been dealing with since July.

Having so many planets in retrograde is a sign from the Universe that we need to stop and reflect on our past before moving forward.

Uranus going retrograde may bring up issues that were occurring around May 2018, or you may receive more insights or wisdom as to something that was stirring around this time.

On August 8th we have the opening of the Lionsgate Portal, which will be activating our soul bodies and helping us to upgrade and fine tune to higher frequencies and vibrations.

Following this we also have a Solar Eclipse on August 11th in the sign of Leo. This is the most potent and influential aspect of the month and it’s going to be lighting a new path forward.

This Solar Eclipse is going to bring new opportunities that will help us to start a new chapter in our lives. It may also bring more clarity and guidance around anything that was stirred during the Blood Moon Eclipse.

In fact, this Solar Eclipse is working in partnership to the Blood Moon Eclipse, and together it is likely these two lunar events will help to bring clarity to any issues or concerns you have been having.

This Solar Eclipse is the last Eclipse for 2018, and we are going to be working with its energy until the next Eclipse season starts in January 2019.

On August 18-19th, Mercury will turn direct after being retrograde since July 25th. This is going to help things start speeding up again, but with many other planets still in retrograde, it is only going to offer a small reprieve.

The real release with all of these retrogrades comes on August 27th when Mars finally goes direct after being retrograde since the end of June.

Mars will take a few days to rev back up, but once it does we are going to feel huge waves of action and energy. In fact, September will be a great month to push forward and we are going to be feeling far more energized and awakened.

Just a day before Mars turns direct we also have the Pisces Full Moon. This is one of the most beautiful Full Moon’s of the year and has wonderful prosperous, romantic, and creative energy that we all get to enjoy.

While most of August still has this sluggish, retrograde energy that is guiding us to go back to the past, by the end of the month things are going to take a positive turn, and we are going to start feeling more energized and inspired to take that first step in the direction that has been calling our heart.

 

~via ForeverConscious.com

CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “Activation Of The Powerful 8/8 Lionsgate Portal”

Use Gateway of 8-8 to awaken the Celestial Light Codes!

Each year the Earth, the Galactic Centre (Sagittarius in 27 degrees) and Sirius, the star, are aligned. This happens on 8th August and is called the “Lion’s Gateway”. On this day, the spiritual and physical energies are directly controlled by the cosmoses.

This day is named so because Lion according to astrology is the sign of the Leo. This zodiac is linked with heart and also represents the Divine. And since Leo is associated with grandeur, an alignment like this can stir similar energies in us.

On the day of the Galactic Centre, the circulation of energy in human beings increases and the DNA awakens. Moreover, the moment at which Sirius, the star, and the Sun is in direct alignment the transmission of energy to the Earth intensifies. The scope for progression and ascension thus increases too.

This year the Lion’s Gate has arrived! What is it all about?

There is ascension of energy on the planet as the combination of intense light waves and stimulated consciousness is passing by the Spirit and the Sun. This cosmic change can lead to significant life changes for everyone. Life essentials like relationships, finances, career, health, family, travel, possessions are all under its scanner. The question in everyone’s mind is how does it affect our life? How will it alter the relationship between love and soul? These thoughts can’t be stopped at the moment and everything may seem to be in a state of flux.

However, these changes ultimately lead us to higher truth. And even though changes are not easy to adjust with, it will result in eventual happiness.

The divine message during this phase is to stay motivated. Trust your instincts, focus on love, and believe in your spiritual self. Remember that you have spiritual powers in you and these changes are for an ultimate goal of happiness and opportunities.

Meditation:

Do not forget to meditate on 8th August! On this day, your energy is highest and it is the best time to align your chakras. Concentrate on the divine light to enlighten your inner self.

At this time you can generate Love at both personal and collective level. It will help you rise above the material world and enter a spiritual realm of awareness. The mind, heart, and the spirit are thus aligned at this moment. You need to realize the path of your life and see if it is in alignment. What do you truly desire and what is the ultimate destination you wish to reach?

Accept yourself truly. Loving oneself without any fear and doubt will help you face the divine Truth. The process of this meditation is to gain ascension over material world and unite with the spiritual one. You can channelize you energy to become what you want to be. You can be the source of Infinite Love and Radiant Light.

Once you open the gates of your heart and mind to receive the positive energy and divine light. Have faith and let go of the fear within. Follow the instinctual light in front of you.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

VALERIE MESA: “Why This Total Lunar Eclipse 2018 Will Be The Most Life Changing Celestial Event Of The Year”

There are more eclipses coming your way, stargazers! Granted, some of us haven’t really had a chance to process the partial solar eclipse on July 12, but let’s be real, we really have no choice but to surrender.

For the record, the total lunar eclipse 2018, aka blood moon, is not to be taken lightly. On the contrary, it is said to be the longest total lunar eclipse of this century. That in itself is pretty mind blowing, don’t you think?

On July 27, at exactly 4:20 p.m. ET, the moon will take a journey through the earth’s shadow, for approximately one hour and 43 minutes. This eclipse will appear orange and red, due to sunlight passing through earths’s atmosphere and reflecting off the moon. I know, isn’t that totally magical? Although, the majority of us won’t get to witness this cosmic event, (North America) as the moon will be below the horizon.

This particular eclipse is part of the Leo-Aquarius eclipse family, which is set to continue until the beginning of 2019. The lunar eclipse on July 27 will be in 4 degrees Aquarius, and the solar eclipse on Aug. 11 will be in 18 degrees Leo. The final Leo-Aquarius eclipse, however, will take place on Jan. 21, 2019 in 0 degrees Leo. This will be the conclusion of a two and a half year cycle.

Until then, here’s the 411 on this massive lunation:

Total Lunar Eclipse In Aquarius

For starters, the moon is a highly emotional planet, so you can already imagine how emotional a lunar eclipse really is. However, this eclipse will be in the sign of Aquarius, which also happens to be the sign of the collective.

Aquarius is the humanitarian of the zodiac, as it represents social groups, teams, and tribes. With the moon in Aquarius, reactions tend to be more logical than emotional, as our humanity becomes top of mind.

Let It Go

This total lunar eclipse will conjunct (sit close to) both the South Node and Mars Retrograde. THIS IS WILD. For starters, in astrology, anything that conjuncts the South Node means it’s cleansing, clearing, and leaving our lives. (FYI: The south node represents both the gifts and karmic debt we bring from previous lifetimes.)

Now, adding wood to the fire, Mars will also be involved, which make this ending that much more powerful. Although, with Mars Retrograde, there could be some frustration in the process.

Put it this way, Mars loves to go fast. Its energy is vigorous, enthusiastic, and passionate AF. However, in retrograde, this intense energy is internalized, so it could feel somewhat restless. Nevertheless, the universe is asking us to let something go, and free ourselves from emotional (moon) burdens.

The lunar eclipse, alongside Mars Rx and the South Node, will be making a square (tension) to rebellious Uranus. Interestingly enough, Uranus is Aquarius’ planetary ruler, and it literally just switched signs into Taurus, so this is a whole new level of meaning. Uranus is the planet of chaos, electricity, and rebellion. Taurus represents our income, values, and self worth. Together, these energies will transmit electric waves of change, pushing us towards a whole new level of perspective. Now, this is really powerful, and since the South Node is involved, it will help us rid ourselves of what no longer serves us. Are you ready?

Confidence Boost

This lunar eclipse will be a blessing in disguise, and I’ll tell you why. The day of the eclipse, the sun in Leo will also be conjunct the North Node. The sun represents our soul purpose, and the North Node is basically the yellow brick road toward the sun, aka our soul. Also, the sun is our energy and vitality, so this could definitely be a confidence booster, as well as a bright light in our lives.

Let Love In

Despite how intimidating this lunar eclipse might sound, just know that you are undergoing a beautiful transformation. This is your metamorphosis, and your soul evolution. Release what no longer serves you, and open the door to change.

Let love in.

 

 

~via EliteDaily.com

CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “The Blood Moon Is Heralding The Opening Of The Powerful Lionsgate Portal — Here’s What To Expect”

“The best thing we could do is to connect with our inner creativity and set the intentions for the next galactic year. The energies will be extremely potent because July 25th is in fact a powerful energy portal that should be used.”

 

When it comes to eclipses, we already left one behind — the partial solar eclipse that happened on the 12th/13th of July.

The second one in a line of three, will happen on July 27th and it’s going to be a full lunar eclipse and according to astronomers it will be the longest eclipse of the 21st century.

Lunar eclipse is not going to make the moon seem invisible in the sky but instead it’s going to make it appear blood red.

The Blood Moon will be visible from almost all the places on the planet except the North American continent and parts of the South American continent. The best view will have the people leaving in South Eastern Europe.

As the moon is going to be the closest to Earth, you can expect earthquakes and other types of changes. Hopefully nothing too serious will happen, regarding safety and human lives loss.

In addition, the period between two eclipses is quite energetically potent and more often than not, it leaves a lot of consequences.

If possible, spend as much time as you can out in nature, connecting with mother Earth. Our biggest task in the period between the eclipses is to accept the dark aspects of out being, acknowledge them and bring them out in the light of day so we can resolve them.

By doing this we’re going to liberate ourselves from old fears, blockages, unconscious parts of our existence, resentments and the inability to forgive.

However, there are two other very important dates in July that herald the massive shift of energy that we are going to experience towards the end of July and the start of August.

Namely, according to the Galactic Calendar, July 26th marks the start of the New Galactic Year, based on the heliacal rise of Sirius — the brightest stars on our night sky. Unlike the year calculated by the Gregorian calendar that has 12 months with 28, 30 or 31 days, the Galactiv year has 13 month of 28 days.

On this day, the Earth begins a new spiral of creation called the “time spiral”. These time spirals are aligned with the galactic calendar of “Hunab Ku” or the Great Central Sun. During that time, the Sun and Sirius align, and at that moment the Lionsgate Portal opens.

Talking about powerful dates, July 25th is one of these days, and it’s called a “timeless day” during which all the possibilities become available to us. The best thing we could do is to connect with our inner creativity and set the intentions for the next galactic year.

The energies will be extremely potent because July 25th is in fact a powerful energy portal that should be used.

Since the opening of the Lionsgate Portal starts on the very same day, the great “Lion Codes” will be guided to Earth and its matrix, in order to provide the basis for integrity, clarity and purity of the heart of all people on Earth.

 

 

~via ConsciousReminder