August Astrology 2021- Inner Strength, Discernment and Good Judgment

by | Jul 29, 2021

Welcome, August! 

This month you may experience energies of inner strength, discernment, good judgment, manifestation, stability, personal power, and Universal Laws of Cause and Effect, also known as Karma. 

Think of August as the North Node of the Moon and your individual fate! At the beginning of the year, I told you that listening to your heart would be essential this year. I encouraged you to allow yourself to take the leap of faith in a way that you trust that all is truly working out for your greatest good and your destiny. Have you done that so far this year? If not, this month I really want you to! What manifests will look and feel different for each of us. For some, it will mean simply listening to their own intuition, and others may actually feel their hearts reacting to something around them and guiding them along the way.

Now that we are in fiery Leo energy, it is time to move forward along your destined path. You may find some feelings you thought you had healed or settled coming back up to the surface for you from the past. Instead of judging those feelings, go within and see how your body reacts to them. If you find that those feelings aren’t bothering you the way they once did, that means you healed the karma around it. This month, balancing our masculine and feminine Energies will be essential as well. So, use the Ruler of the Sun Leo to your advantage this month and fill yourself up with big cups of Golden Light just like the sun.

We have a total of five Retrogrades (Chiron, Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, and Pluto) playing out this month!  This is a great opportunity to heal your body in any way you can. From emotional healing to physical healing, take a few minutes a day to listen to what your soul and body are telling you. As a heads up, some past life stuff may also come in this month, but remember past life stuff isn’t always negative; it can also be very healing. 

 Here are some other essential things to be on the lookout for this month: 

August 8thNew Moon in Leo: The Moon will be located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere. This New Moon also falls on what is known as the Lions Gate 8/8. This will bring the energy of rising consciousness, enlightenment, and incredible intuition and power behind it. Use this day to pray and manifest your heart’s desires. A tiger’s eye crystal would be great for you to work with this Moon. 

August 12th/13thPerseids Meteor Shower: The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs annually from July 17th to August 24th. It peaks this year on the night of August 12th and the morning of August 13th. The waxing Crescent Moon will set early in the evening, leaving dark skies for what should be an excellent show. The best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus but can appear anywhere in the sky.

August 22ndFull Moon, Blue Moon in Pisces: The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be fully illuminated. This Full Moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Sturgeon Moon because the large sturgeon fish of the Great Lakes and other major lakes were more easily caught at this time of year. This Moon has also been known as the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon. Since this is the third of four Full Moons in this season, it is known as a Blue Moon. This rare calendar event only happens once every few years (there are usually three Full Moons in each season), giving rise to the expression “once in a blue moon.” Blue moons occur on average once every 2.7 years. Pisces carries dreamy energy to it in general, but this month it will be extra spiritual because of the Blue Moon! This would be a great day to clear your energy. Here is something I personally use:

 “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

This month find moments where your patience is being tested. Where it could be easy for you to get angry at a person or a situation. When and if those moments arise, pause and take a deep breath, and thank the Universe for that moment. I was recently watching Evan Almighty. Some of you may be aware of the storyline. There is a scene where the wife is at a restaurant talking to God. (she doesn’t know that it is God, though) and He says to her “Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient?” For those who have remained patient, August just may be the month you have been waiting for to receive what you have been praying for!


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