Mantra: “I break free from the chains; I allow my inner light to shine in every direction.”
The week ahead comes with an intense astrological imprint, as we will witness the August 8th Lion's Gate energetic portal along with one of the most potent lunar events of 2022. For the past two weeks, the Sun in Leo has been opening the way for us to explore our individuality. As the only zodiac sign ruled by the mighty Sun itself, Leo rules our ego, our inner light, as well as our inner child.
The Lion’s Gate Portal on August 8 is heralded by the powerful rising of Sirius - the brightest star in the night sky - above the eastern horizon before sunrise. The number 8 in numerology signifies abundance and achievement - and also karmic debts.
On Thursday, August 11th at 6:36 p.m. Pacific Time, the Moon will oppose the Leo Sun to form this month’s Full Moon. Manifesting in Aquarius, this lunation is here to challenge everything we have learned so far, not only since the last New Moon—but the entire year.
Aquarius is the sign of the collective, activism, as well as the future. As you can see, these two energies challenge one another, making us think about both sides of the spectrum. Themes around “the self” and “the collective” will take space in our minds. Are we allowing our ego to blind our sense of belonging? Are we spending all our energy on ourselves and not enough on helping our community? What’s the perfect balance between the energy we invest in our happiness and what we do for the world at large? These can sound like big, philosophical questions to answer. However, as this Full Moon illuminates them, be prepared not only to answer them—but to act on them.
Astrologically speaking, this lunation is forming a tricky configuration called a Fixed Grand Cross. This alignment speaks of energy that has been stuck and that is begging to be released. In other words: Situations that have been working a certain way and for a long time can no longer function as they have been. It’s time to switch gears, it’s time to move forward, it’s time to break free from the chains and liberate ourselves!
While this Full Moon energy is intense, it plays an extremely important role in our evolution. When feeling pulled between different directions and you’re not sure which one to choose, opt to take the road less traveled. Choose the option that allows for more freedom, creativity, and a sense of newness. Yes, especially if it requires you to jump into the unknown.
Allow the Moon to help you shine your inner light to the world in a completely new way!
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