I was beginning to wonder if I was going to be able to write about August, if I’d still be standing, breathing, thinking or conscious. Some of what we experienced in July was quite powerful, exhausting, taking us to the edge of our internal abyss to let us see just how far we can be pushed so we can know how far we have come. Think about everything you have gone through since the late 1990s (or before). How much better do you understand these experiences now, how much more deeply do you relate to them and more much more quickly do you learn, heal, grow and allow them to help you transform?
August is a special month that begins and ends with full moons, a ‘blue moon’ month. These don’t happen very often and have extra completion energy. We have a chance to complete July’s energies by August 2, start something new in August and complete it by the end of the month. August will be a busy month but not for the same reasons we have experienced so far this year. Energetically, it won’t be so challenging, scattered and relentless. But that, of course, depends on where each of us is on our path. For some, the challenges of July will continue. For others, there will be a noticeable shift and a welcome change in the form of a slower pace, wonderful manifestation and a chance to start enjoying life.
But it’s not time to sit back, stop moving and wait to see what happens next. July was so hard because it put us face to face with ourselves, our choices, the things we do and more importantly, the things we avoid because we’re scared, unsure, in doubt, confused, or are afraid of hurting others’ feelings, letting them down or where we have lived our lives according to what someone else wanted or needed. From this point forward (and we’re still under the effects of the Uranus/Pluto square, which goes exact again in September), truth, integrity and alignment are our key words. Where are we putting our energy and why, what truth are we living through, what are we aligned and in integrity with, what do we want and what are we creating with each thought, belief and choice.
This doesn’t mean that August is ‘easy’, it is just less intense if you stay within your intention and focused on the results you want without getting too specific about the details. One of the things I’ve been reminded of is to start having fun, to not work so hard and to let go of the need to always be ready to conquer the next lesson. Sometimes we get so focused on our healing work that we forget to integrate what we have learned and that it’s not supposed to be ‘all work’, we are supposed to have fun. What makes your life fun, enjoyable, and exciting? What fun have you been putting off for another time? It’s that time now, be open to receiving because you have earned it.
In September we will see the results of our efforts in a big way and I can’t say any more than that. Not because I’m trying to be secretive (I’m not), but I have been hearing for months that something big was going to happen in September and many others have shared that they are also receiving this information but we don’t know what is going to happen. I did write, in the 2012 predictions that we could have extra-terrestrial visits in this part of the year, so maybe that is what will happen. It will definitely get interesting from now to December so relax, remember to breathe, stay focused on creating joy, peace, love and abundance in your life so you can create that for the world too. I wish you the abundant blessings of a wonderful, joy-filled and peaceful month.
And remember that Mercury is still retrograde, until August 8, then completes its shadow by the 22nd. Best of all this month, Venus finally ends its retro shadow on July 30.
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