Welcome to August!
The overwhelming need to simplify our lives and get back to basics continues this month. This has been going on for quite some time, and the coronavirus is a symptom of this same Saturn-Pluto energy. The ongoing protests are also a manifestation of this energy but with a different spin. The bottom line is how do we take care of ourselves as individuals, as a community, as a society? Basic human dignity is at stake here, whether that is in our healthcare system, our racial injustices, or our own self-care.
The highlights for August include:
There is a LOT happening this month that I did not mention but from my perspective these are the top transits this month. You should pay special attention to the Mars transit of the stellium in Capricorn of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn which is already powerful enough without Mars adding fuel to the fire. Another reason this Mars series is so important is because Mars turns retrograde on September 9th and so all of these Mars transits are the first pass in a series of three for each of these planets. Mars adds explosiveness and energy to an already volatile situation so it’s concerning to see this beginning now when there is already so much trouble in the world. Mars Retrograde will last from September 9th through November 13th and it will take until January 2021 for Mars to complete it’s 3rd pass of Saturn so this energy we are entering right now will be around for a while.
Mars, simply put, is energy. When we add energy to a difficult situation (I am thinking of the federal interference in local protests) it feels like it can turn dangerous rather quickly. Energy can show up as more protesters, a stronger federal presence, a more violent response from either or both sides, just as a few examples. When we think about how this applies to our own lives we can look at where we have been struggling the most so far in 2020 and see that we are going to have another opportunity to “get it right”. Whether that is a positive or negative experience for you personally depends on your own vibrational set point. If you are full of optimism and new opportunities expect more of the same, but if you have been dealing with negativity and financial hardship unfortunately that is what’s being aggravated by this Mars series of transits.
I haven’t been writing or posting on social media hardly at all this year because a part of my own work this year is to look within and build up some of my own fundamentals, particularly in regards to health and wellness. With my physical health creating a new foundation of strength and vitality. And believe me, I have had to revert to the basics in order to start from scratch in order to heal. Basic things like posture and correct body placement both at rest and during movement have been one of many things I have been studying this year. Who knew I would read so many books of physical therapy in one summer? With the larger wellness picture I have greatly increased my meditation time and also made it a more formal practice. I have been working with a nutritionist. And perhaps most important of all I have invested my energy into vibrational alignment using the law of attraction. So these basics: how to use my body, how to feed my body, how to connect more deeply through mindfulness and meditation, and ultimately how to raise my vibration so that I can be in the “vortex”. It feels like these are the core things in my life right now, and connecting with these things in a mindful way truly does make me happy. And as they say in the Law of Attraction: there is nothing more important than how you feel.
I tell you my story as an example of what I expect in the month of August for myself. I expect these areas that I have invested in (mind, body, spirit) to be challenged in new ways. And I expect that I will be able to celebrate my progress and lean into my practices. My desire for alignment will grow greater. My desire for inner peace will increase. My desire for a healthy and happy body that I am attuned well with will flourish. I am loving 2020 so far, even if it hasn’t been easy all the time, it has certainly been rewarding.
If things have been going well for you they will continue to go well as long as you are open to making adjustments. But if things have been tough then August will be a huge wake up call. Since I am a proponent of the Law of Attraction I will tell you that paying attention to how you feel and working your emotional guidance system toward a better feeling thought is imperative this month. There are many areas where as are powerless, but we always have the ability to feel a little batter and move upward in our vibration. August, with the help of Mars, is throwing down the gauntlet and challenging whether or not we are ready to actually change our lives for the better, here and now, today, or whether we will continue to believe that someone else is in charge of making us feel better.
Even though I have put my writing aside for most of 2020 my plan moving forward is to offer a monthly summary of the energies which I feel are the most prominent. For August it is certainly Mars! If you like what I had to say about this or want to request additional writing on something else happening this month please feel free to comment or send me a message with the request. Simplifying my life does involve spending less time writing posts and articles but I still love to write and so I would love to hear what you want to read about the most.
As always, all my love to you. And remember this quote by Rhonda Byrn:
“If you are feeling good, it is because you are thinking good thoughts.”
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