August 2015 Energy Report
If I had to sum up August’s energy in one word I’d start with relief, now that July is over. It was a long, tough month that seemed to drag on forever. But everything we overcame helped us set new energy boundaries, opened new avenues of potential, and cleared a lot of debris from our individual and collective realities. August starts with a full moon and Venus retrograde, which indicates endings are stronger than beginnings. Saturn is also closing out a 33 year cycle, and a larger 99 year cycle is ending. Also, all of the personal planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars) change sign this month so the collective energy is moving now. The ascension train has left the station and is gaining steam. Remember that endings and beginnings overlap, so be aware of the beginnings that arise as you’re disconnecting from what no longer serves you because they’re happening at the same time.
August has a very spiritual element to its energy, and this doesn’t have to do with spirituality or religion, but the power and energy of spirit, the divinity portal which is the gateway to the expression of our multi-dimensionality. We have danced around this concept for over 30 years and now it’s time to put it into action. The first step isn’t inviting our alien friends to dinner, it’s clearing the blocks to the expression of our divine self within our own belief systems, which we have been doing for many years now. It’s the second step that counts now, which is the question ‘What does it mean to be divine?’ and we find that answer in Jupiter changing signs on August 11.
Jupiter moves from Leo to Virgo this month, which also happened in September 2003. That’s when Archangel Uriel first appeared to me and asked me to work with him — I said ‘no thank you’ at first (then I changed my mind). It’s when we began the real work of ascension and for many of us, me included, it’s when things really hit the fan, so to speak. I have never been as scared, penniless, felt as out of control, helpless, and hopeless as I did at that time. With Jupiter in Virgo in 2003 we became full fledged Martyred Healers and started working to heal the world. We were going to get the world to ascension, no matter what it took. And it took nearly all we had and more. We fully took on the role of Light Workers and nearly worked ourselves to death. That work continues but in a much different way, we turn a corner in August to become shining ‘light beacons’.
Now we get to take on a new paradigm of that energy because in the last 12 years we have become wise to the ways of energy and we learned something from the last Jupiter in Virgo transit, that we can’t heal the world by putting ourselves on the cross. We can be in service to the world but not as a servant, we have to be the master and a victor. So now we can embrace Jupiter in Virgo and enjoy the full complement of Virgo’s energies, which include compassion, grace, attention to detail, and perfection. It’s the sign of health too — and the interest in healthier eating, exercise, and a cleaner environment began in 2003, the last time Jupiter was in Virgo. Watch it gain even more momentum now. Those of you in the alternative health fields should see a big upswing in your businesses, as well as growth of anything that has to do with being more health aware. We’re taking another turn at that role again, this time from a more empowered perspective, one that serves us first, meets our needs, engages our energy and potential, without the cross and the martyrdom.
Another big August aspect is Saturn going direct on August 1 as it prepares to leave Scorpio. This is the biggest event of the century because it also marks the end of a 99 year cycle that began in 1917 (see my video below with that explanation). Saturn grinds across the final two degrees of Scorpio all month, leaving for good on September 19, just in time for the Autumn Equinox. To know what it means in your life, go back to 1982 and 1983, when it was last in Scorpio, and before that, to 1950. That decade saw the entry of the first strong Indigo generation into the earth’s energy grids and now, two Scorpio cycles later, they’re going to finally get their mojo moving.
Here’s the video explaining the 99 and 33 year cycles: The end of the 99 and 33 year cycles.
A lovely new moon at 22 Leo on August 14 is a great marker between these endings and beginnings. That’s when we’ll feel the potential of August in a more direct way, as the first two weeks may be taken up with tying up loose ends, as months that begin with a full moon often do. And this is also part of the action that is possible in August; indeed, new beginnings are more fruitful when they aren’t dragged down by the past’s emotional and psychic baggage.
We have Uranus the pioneer and revolutionary in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, and Chiron, the wounded healer and our karmic reminder, in Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac. As Uranus tries to yank us out of our discomfort, Chiron reminds us to clean our mess first, like doing your homework and cleaning your room before you play outside. While you may want to move forward, be sure to take care of the healing and closure that may come up this month. You have to do it anyway and if you don’t take care of it now, you’ll have to do it later. Who wants to be stuck in the house with a mop and a broom while everyone else is having fun playing outside?
If you feel energized and motivated now, one of August’s gifts, it’s a resurgence of your energy and the need for us to take action. That doesn’t always mean ‘doing’ things, action starts with choices, which begins within our ‘being’. Set intentions for the outcomes you want to create, then see what comes up for clearing. Don’t be too anxious to reach the end of the journey because as you create your beginnings, many other things become possible. Be the explorer now, consider what else is possible. So much of our energy has been involved in healing and transformation, what happens when you put the obligations aside and intend some joyful, abundant living? No matter what we intend for the world, we have to include ourselves in the love, abundance, joy, and peace that we so compassionately intend for others.
August is a month for self awareness, self care, self indulgence, and self focus (notice the emphasis on the ‘self’?). Release your judgments, especially those that involve doing the ‘right’ things, being good, and being enough. Indulge your dreams and visions for the life you want to live, and give yourself permission to relax, refresh, and renew yourself before the big push that happens in September. While you’re creating your big energy container, make sure you empty it occasionally, as new intentions always bring up old beliefs, patterns, and limitations. No stress or pressure, just clean up as you move forward.
August is a time to step back from the work of being and doing as the world’s healers and teachers and let the dust settle a bit. We’ll know what to focus on after we take time to asses what’s left to do, decide what we want to keep, and what we are ready to let go of. We have done so much work already, let’s see how much the collective is capable of (probably a lot more than we know), they do need to participate in this process too. We have done the heavy lifting for a long time, they are ready to participate and we need to give them the chance to do that.
The energy this month is more relaxed and lesss frantic, and we have several new energy cycles starting now, so we don’t need to work so hard. Spend some time this month thinking about what your ‘awe-filled, amazing, re-visioned’ life looks like, so you can empower that with your energetic consent. August’s keyword is ‘indulgence’, which means gratification, allowing, tolerance, and permission. How can you indulge yourself in some way this month, giving yourself permission to enjoy what you have worked so hard to create, and taking time to smell the beautiful flowers in your life’s garden? Have a wonderful month.