Cosmic events such as the Lion’s Gate Portal Opening are major gifts, we are given to maximize our potential. The additional celestial light that spirals to the Sacred Blue is supportive energy to help us step into the wild unknown and can manifest a new reality.
Wisdom from our Star Child, Natasha provides insight into the intensity of August. We have a very Uranian month ahead as Uranus’s energy is present throughout most of the big astrological alignments. Whenever Uranus is prominent in astrology the saying is, expect the unexpected. This has been the motto of a White Wolf Journey since the beginning, and I am sure many of you are smiling knowing how significant that message is. Uranus’s unpredictability acts as a destabilizing force for anything that has become rigid or stuck. Uranus encourages us to think in new ways, get creative in our solutions to problems that arise, and view change as a blessing instead of a burden. I wanted to share some of these significant alignments that will impact all of us. Knowledge and insight is my definition of power.
August 1 – Llamas in the Northern Hemisphere
The Wheel of the Year begins to shift from a growing time to a harvest time. The first of three Celtic harvest festivals, the Festival of Bread and fruit is a time when the Sun God begins to weaken, and the days begin to grow shorter as the nights grow longer. This is a powerful night to be reminded that nothing in the universe is consistent and the lesser begins to give way to the greater. The Goddess is honored and traditions and rituals for this night of prosperity, abundance and good fortune are performed. It is a time of change as active growth is slowing down and the darker days of winter and reflection are beckoning. This is a night to celebrate in gratitude. I have posted a ritual to celebrate the turning of the wheel to honor this special time. CLICK HERE
August 1st – Mars, Uranus, North Node Triple Conjunction in Taurus
Uranus conjunct the north node on July 26th and July 31st was the biggest astrological alignment of the year. With Mars joining the lineup on August 1st, it only adds to the significance. Change is always in the cards whenever Uranus and the north node align. The changes that they highlight are often resisted because they will transform us into exactly who we’re meant to be. Uranus and the north node shine a bright light on where we have created our own self-made obstacles and excuses. The stories we repeat as to why we can’t become who we’re meant to be and live the lives we would like to. When Mars, the warrior planet, joins the alignment, the courage to truly see the changes that Uranus and the north node are illuminating becomes available. Mars cuts through the resistance that is blocking us from seeing our true selves and doing any work necessary to become that self we envision. It should be noted, Mars and Uranus together are amazing for bold transformation, but their combined shadow can lead to ungrounded urgency. To mitigate this, we look to the north node in Taurus, which emphasizes slowing down, taking our time, and being grounded and in the moment. This becomes especially important if we feel forced or rushed. Big transformations are underway and being aware and embodied can help us work with these changes taking place instead of against them. August can be an excellent time to reflect and reevaluate especially with the Lion’s Gate Portal.
August 2nd, Imbolc in the Southern Hemisphere – Festival of Milk
This is a Gaelic word for “in the belly” Imbolc is a time of renewal and rebirth as the Goddess springs forth from deep within the earth where she has rested since Samhain. These are the first stirrings of Spring as they bring the promise that the Goddess is awakening. She is released from Winter’s embrace, rejoicing in her resurrection from the grave. I have posted a ritual to celebrate the Festival of Milk to honor this special time. CLICK HERE
August 8th – Lion’s Gate Portal
Every year on August 8th, there is a cosmic alignment known as the Lions Gate. It is a time that was very sacred to the ancient Egyptians. It occurs over several days but reaches its peak on the 8th day of the 8th month. A time when the Sirian star aligns with the Great Pyramid and a cosmic portal opens bridging the physical realms of earth and the spiritual realms. At that time an infusion of light moves through the gateway aligning the human to their divine celestial light. Moments of profound awareness occur, and one is awakened to their higher truth. Stepping through the Lion’s Gate and embracing the higher energies can serve as a map to the future. For those who are members of our online subscription series I have added a Lion’s Gate Ritual and will be posting a guided meditation to support your journey through the portal at this powerful time. CLICK HERE
August 11th/12th – Full Moon in Aquarius
This full moon will be creating a Grand Cross configuration with Saturn, the South Node, and the Mars/Uranus/north node triple conjunction. The Grand Cross in astrology represents karmic challenges. Based on the signs that this Grand Cross is occurring in emphasizes that this full moon is illuminating where we are most resistant to change, especially in the realm of the mind. Aquarius, as with all air signs, has the tendency to operate from the head up which can disconnect them from the body and heart. This full moon emphasizes how praising the intellect of the mind while discounting the wisdom of the heart for eons has created a culture plagued with self-doubt and insecurity. With that said, although the Grand Cross is a tough teacher, its gift is creating enough tension that we finally acknowledge whatever is out of harmony and take action to bring it back into balance. The effect of this figure is like a revolving door, hence your ability to change the direction of a force and suddenly change from one world to another or to change your mind. With a Grand Cross, everything is possible.
So, during this full moon pay close attention to anything your mind has been resisting, but your heart and body have been nudging you to pursue because these two things combined can highlight what our next steps should be. The full moon will occur as the Lion’s Gate Portal is closing so I encourage you to utilize the illumination of light being gifted to each of us. For those who may not know Astrology is one of the most ancient Sciences, held in high Esteem by the Wise and Great. Many believe that Benjamin Franklin selected July 4, 1776, as the United States of America’s official birthdate (rather than July 2) to not only commemorate the ratification of the Declaration of Independence by John Hancock on July 4, but because of favorable planetary alignments on that day.
Benjamin Franklin was one of the foremost of the Founding Fathers, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and was one of its signers, he represented the United States in France during the American Revolution, and he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. One of America’s preeminent astrologers, Franklin published his Poor Richard’s Almanack annually between 1732 -1758. It contained a detailed astrological ephemeris (calendar) that tracked monthly moon phases and motions of the known planets, along with predictions based on their astral interactions, This was the Colonial American equivalent of a daily horoscope. As always, I will be posting a guided audio meditation and a ritual to support the journey of this powerful and final super full moon during the Grand Cross Alignment of 2022. CLICK HERE
August 24th Uranus goes retrograde
Uranus will go retrograde in Taurus on August 24th where it will dance until January 22, 2023. This last month combined with the last 2 years, have really been highlighting Uranus’s unpredictable magick. Things that once seemed certain are anything but, and surprising new opportunities can materialize out of thin air. However, when change happens suddenly and consistently, we may not have time to fully process these shifts. So, with this retrograde, Uranus is now highlighting the importance of giving ourselves time and space to integrate, reflect, and process the changes that have taken place in our lives. When we do this, we’re giving ourselves the ability to meet the next change that occurs with resiliency rather than resistance. When a planet is beginning its retrograde dance I take the time to place the intention that I am able to utilize and see all that is revealed to me during this time. Taking nothing personally but turning inward when I am emotionally triggered.
August 27, 2022 – New Moon in Virgo
New moon beginnings are exciting, but they also require work, and the upcoming new moon in Virgo will remind us of this. Providing the practical energy needed to move forward, Virgo energy supports dreams and wishes materializing with the help of a daily practice, repetition, and work. The focus on a Virgo new moon is all about health. Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Now is the time to get organized or restructure certain habits or daily routines to support in your overall health and well-being. Now’s the time to get down to business. Nature for me is as important for my mental, emotional and spiritual health as organic and life sustaining food is for my physical body temple. Per the star child, the tightest aspect the moon will make is a square to Mars in Gemini. This aspect can bring irritability, misunderstandings, and frustration to the surface. Be aware of how we communicate with others during this lunation. Additionally, Mercury is the ruler of the new moon in Virgo as well as Mars in Gemini. Mercury will be at 1degree in Libra at the time of the new moon and will be making a harmonious trine to Mars. This shows that expressing our emotions, especially, frustration or anger, in productive ways, rather than repressing or ignoring them can help to ease any potential disputes that may arise. I have posted a new moon ritual to celebrate the Virgo New Moon. Please click here
Wishing you a magickal August full of wonder, healing, and clarity. I encourage you to experience the Lion’s Gate Portal in stillness. Tap into your soul story and observe what memories you may carry that are source of disharmony. This is a powerful time to facilitate change. Change begins within us. As you can see there is a lot of influence in pushing us through the excuses, we make that keep us small. Work with the gifts of August to truly move forward. We all deserve a healthy and joyous life. There is magick in the world, we just need to find it, especially when the external view is a world collapsing around us.
Be gentle with yourself. Use these gifts from the celestial heavens to guide your journey. Find your courage and embrace your magnificence. I continue to offer Soul Life Readings for those who would like assistance in seeing through the lens of the heart to navigate their personal journey.
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A big thank you to Natasha our star child for her celestial wisdom. I am happy to share that Natasha has begun a monthly newsletter to go deeper into the astrology of the month.
newsletter: https://astroalohanews.substack.com/p/change-is-the-only-constant. If you would like to schedule an astrological reading with Natasha she can be reached at [email protected].
Kia Kaha.. Be Strong
Love and Rainbows, Robbyne