We live in a world alive with holy moments.
We need only take the time to
bring these moments into the light.
Tonight, a Leo new Moon and a partial eclipse of the Sun.
Sacred dance of Light and Dark in our Sky.
Moon and Sun square Jupiter in Scorpio
with 6 planets in retrograde
and yang Mars squaring wild card Uranus.
Time to reset. Tie up loose ends and clear the decks. Clear first and then set new intentions. Choose what you want to focus on going forward.
This current Earth-Sun-Moon cycle is
“a call to dig deep and be fiercely honest about
what needs to change inside so that the outside can follow.”
“a beautiful window within which to set intentions around
a higher vibration of self-love and acceptance.”
Calling all Earth Warriors
Now is the time of first harvest in the Northern Hemisphere. Traditionally, our ancestors held festivals at this time of year to celebrate the bounty that Mother Earth and Father Sun create.
Take a few moments to pause and take stock of everything you have accomplished and “harvested” in your life this year. Offer thanks to our Earth and Sun for the life they offer us all.
Celt Mara Freeman shares insights about harvest time below:
It’s high summer – time to celebrate the old Celtic festival known as Lughnasadh in Ireland and Lammas in Britain – the traditional time of pilgrimage in the northern Celtic lands where for centuries people have rejoiced in the endless light-filled days by climbing sacred hills, drinking at holy wells, or voyaging to green islands set like jewels in a sunlit sea.
As we pause in our labours, celebrate the warm weather and enjoy the fruits of our daily work, we have an opportunity to take stock of what the seasons so far have yielded: to reflect upon our hopes and dreams that were sown in the dawn of the year, came to life in the springtime, and are now maybe ready to bear fruit. On the spiritual level, we can ask ourselves what wisdom we have garnered so far this year: What will be the harvest of our souls?
For as the wheel turns, the life-giving triumph of the harvest must give way to death, reminding us that nothing stands still, and that on the human level, for whatever is gained in our lives, there must be an equal giving-away, a sacrifice, so that cosmic balance and order can be maintained.
~Mara Freeman, Chalice Centre
And The Shamanic Astrology Mystery School shares details about the astronomical and astrological significance of early August:
Lughnassadh (pronounced Loo-nuh-suh) refers to harvest and victory and is usually celebrated on August 1 or 2 but the actual zodiacal cross-quarter is August 7 when the Sun reaches 15 Leo.
In 2018 on August 7 the Sun is within a couple of degrees of Retrograde Mercury at 17 Leo adding to this unusual Cross-Quarter Time.
The August Cross-Quarter marks the half-way point between the June Solstice and the September Equinox – an in-between time for gaining insight and/or inspiration. Said another way this is excellent time for divination, meditation, journeying and connecting with other forms of guidance.
~Cayelin Castell, Shamanic AstrologyMystery School
Airy Aquarius full moon with a total lunar eclipse clears the air. All kinds of BS falls away. Retrograde Mars also stirs the pot. Wild and crazy times!
Get very clear about what you truly want. Hang on to what you love and value no matter what.
New moon in watery Cancer. Big emotions are intensified by a partial solar eclipse and Pluto in opposition. In these chaotic times, remember to nurture and care for yourself. Even badass warriors need me-time!
Take loving care of yourself so you have the focus & passion to care for your world.
Lyla June Johnston is a Diné (Navajo) poet, musician, anthropologist and community organizer from Taos, New Mexico.