We have entered the Lion's Gate Energies with the height being on 8/8! Lions Gate is a cosmic alignment that brings increased energy flowing between "above and below". The Lions Gate has ties to ancient Egypt and for Thousands of years has been observed and honored as a time of a great energetic influx and activation! This gateway is marked by an alignment between the Earth and the star Sirius. As the star Sirius rises in the sky, Orion's Belt directly aligns with the Pyramid of Giza, and from our perspective on Earth, it appears that Sirius (the brightest star we can see) comes closer to the Earth.
The Leo energy that we're all experiencing is associated with royalty, and so this alignment can be seen as awakening the royal codes of higher living which are available for all. This gateway creates an incredible period of accelerated ascension… And this year, amidst the already potent waves of change and transformation, it's supercharged.
Some themes you may feel this week...
There is a big possibility that people will be confused or misunderstand about what you are trying to say. Don’t hold back any information or keep secrets just try to keep your communication clear and factual. It is a very deceiving time so keep control over your fantasies and maintain a real-world mindset.
Things may be quite disruptive now as you are liable to sudden upsets or you may upset others. You may not follow your normal routine. Relationships may be difficult, and you may also have ego conflict. You may discover an aspect of yourself that you never knew existed! Do not expect to be able to contend with the everyday grid with discipline and patience.
You will be very energetic, and you can assert your will power. You may however be tested and forced to show the truth in what you are doing. Your success depends on how well you can assert yourself so be careful not to become too wrapped up in your own beliefs. It is good to stand up for yourself or you will be more inclined to anger and frustration. If you manage to stick to your guns your efforts will bear fruit later in the year and if you do not, then you may find failure instead.
FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS
The Full Moon occurs at 11° of Aquarius on August 3, 2020, when the transiting Sun and Moon are exactly opposite one another in the Zodiac. The energy of this lunar culmination cycle represents the Aquarius/Leo axis. Leo is ruled by the Sun and represents our core ego self. Aquarius is also individualistic, however, it’s expression is ultimately for the common good and humanity as a whole. This Full Moon illuminates themes of self and others. of personal and global power and the need to find a balance that supports both ends of the spectrum. This will be no small feat with both luminaries in fixed signs!
This is a time when we are super focused on creating our future..Due to the aloof nature of Aquarius, we feel a longing for more independence in the individual expression of our ideas. At the same time, also accepting the diversity of others, in true humanitarian form. Aquarius is a fixed Air sign so it is important to be mindful of any extremes in rebellion against the norm. A care for humankind can help us keep our perspective clear in the expression of personal causes during this time.
The Aquarius Full Moon will be in a square to Uranus, it’s natural ruler, three signs away in the fixed Earth sign of Taurus. This challenging aspect asks us to slow down and ground ourselves in our actions prior to forging ahead into the future. We understandably want to break free of feeling boxed in. Especially with the energy of Mars, the red planet of war, currently in his home sign of Aries. Mars will also square retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn the day after the Full Moon, echoing the need to pause for the cause. Resisting the urge to rage against the machine now, will allow us to examine how our choices may affect our future later. The highest expression of Aquarius is humanitarian at heart, aligning ourselves with our purpose, and operating from the energy of our higher mind.
We are finally feeling a little forward motion after enduring Eclipse Season. And now the multitude of retrograde planets are starting to move forward. Mercury, now direct in Cancer, will be opposing a still retrograde Saturn during the Full Moon, helping us to find balance as we strive to create new structures for our future. The key to utilizing the lunar energy is to tap into the Aquarian ability to act from the higher mind instead of the emotions, in order to make responsible decisions that support a strong future and the greater good of all.
Full Moon Themes:
*Focus on the future.
*Freedom of expression
MERCURY IN LEO
On August 4th, Mercury leaves the Cardinal waters of Cancer and enters the Fixed fire of Leo. This transit lasts until August 19th, and is a shift from feminine to masculine energy, from Lunar to Solar power, and our mind moves from a focus on how others feel, to how we feel about ourselves. Mercury spent a longer than normal transit through the emotional sign of Cancer, due to its retrograde phase. We are ready to move from nurturing others to a place of self care and self expression. Our focus is now on our personal goals as opposed to comforting the collective.
Communication becomes more expressive under this influence and tends to exude confidence through our conversations. We are eager to share our authentic selves, and thanks to the Messenger planet Mercury, we are able to articulate our ideas in a very persuasive manner. Leo is ruled by the Sun, and this shift highlights Leo’s golden energy. A time to shine in romance, storytelling, and grand adventures. Leo is loud and proud and desires to be acknowledged.
Mercury catalyzes each zodiac cycle, channeling the qualities of each constellation directly into the mind. In the sign of Leo, this manifests as pride. We have a two week window of opportunity to face ourselves, our core identity, and the stories we tell about who we are. Mercury teaches us the very personal lesson of self satisfaction, by means of gratitude, thus keeping our ego in check. Choosing to operate from a place of humility is to awaken the heart, a very” Leo” quality. When operating from a place of heart center, we avoid toxic extremes of satisfying self. By remaining mindful of our sexual, and creative energies during this period, we can find a healthy balance that helps avoid the extremes that lead to self sabotage.
Halfway through the transit, Mercury creates a square to Uranus in Taurus, on August 10th. This tense aspect challenges us to explore our revolutionary ideas, asking ourselves if they are grounded in practicality. The earth sign of Taurus challenges us to tame our now over the top displays. Mercury then harmoniously aspects Mars in Aries, on August 16th. This supportive Fire trine creates an energy that allows us to communicate our desires and intentions with ease. We feel the forward momentum finally. Then on August 17th, Mercury conjoins the Sun in Leo, allowing our inner light to shine. The Sun is the natural ruler of Leo and productivity soars under this exalted influence.
Mercury rules our minds, and in the Fire sign of Leo, often overthinks. It prefers to hold it all in, and then an inevitable explosion of suppressed emotion tends to follow. Unlike the other Fire signs, Leo lives from the Heart. Such intense displays are often sourced from deep passion. This placement encourages us to balance those expressions. By tapping into the Solar source of strength, self-control is possible. This transit of Mercury offers us the ability to tune in to our true voice. We become empowered to operate in alignment with authenticity, confident in who we are, and where we are going. Inner Harmony comes from knowing that we are Divinely supported in our process of getting there.
* Confidently communicate my truth.
* Creatively express my authentic self.
* Consciously balance pride and humility
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Report by Crystal via AstroMatrix.