August brings a new blog post topic and a new blog writer to Bhadra's Healing Haven. I'm so happy to introduce to all of you my dear friend, soul sister, and amazing astrologer, Le Ann! Head to my Instagram and/or Facebook page for the official introduction, and how to contact Le Ann to schedule a spiritual counseling or astrological reading session. Now...read on for her August energy report.
The astrology of August starts with a bang! The first major energy we will encounter comes from a Mars-Uranus-North Node conjunction in Taurus on August 1.
Mars and Uranus are explosive energies, therefore some people may feel physical and emotional tensions. Make sure you engage in self-care activities around the 1st that help you release physical and emotional stress that may suddenly arise. Integrating lavender oil into your self-care routine would be ideal at the beginning of August to help manage the tense energies that kick start the month. Read Bhadra's article on Lavender Essential Oil.
If people around you feel irritable or confrontational, take a ‘wait and see’ approach to any sudden conflicts that may appear in your relationships, whether at home, at work, or in your social circles at the beginning of the month. Those of us who manage these Mars-Uranus energies with caution will be thankful we did just a few short days later when Mars squares Saturn in Aquarius! Saturn will reward us with a sense of security if we manage to act with patient thoughtfulness around the 1st.
The Full Moon in Aquarius takes place on August 11, activating the Saturn, square Mars-Uranus conjunction again! Once again, the events of the 1st will be at the forefront. To resolve these issues, this Full Moon will invite many of us to maintain or build a sense of security in our lives (Saturn) on our own terms (Mars-Uranus in Taurus).
Venus, the Goddess of Love, enters Leo, the heart of the zodiac, during this last Super Full Moon of 2022! She will be enjoying a trine to Neptune, bringing a dreamy sense of hope and optimism into the cosmic mix thankfully! This loving energy will help us access a much-needed sense of humor, empathy, and compassion to help us get through whatever situation began on the 1st that will most likely reach some sort of solution at the full moon. Wearing Jade with the Venus Leo energy will amplify and support the heart chakra helping to calm and soothe any anxiety and tension stirred up by Mars-Uranus square Saturn. In fact, integrating the use of Jade into your daily routine and spiritual practices throughout August will be helpful, giving you an especially loving boost during the Full Moon.
As we end the month of August, the New Moon in Virgo culminates on August 27th. At the same time, Mercury trines Mars in the air signs of Libra and Gemini. Your words and thoughts are especially powerful during this New Moon! Thinking, communicating, and generating courageous, exciting ideas will be highlighted during this time. Since Mercury will be opposite Jupiter as well, instead of taking outward action this is an ideal time to visualize your path forward and make plans accordingly. Analyze what you truly value and believe in to envision the plan of where you want to channel your energy. Set your intentions towards your goals and aspirations during this New Moon – this is an especially powerful time when your thoughts deeply influence your future!
Le Ann is a doctoral-level Depth Psychologist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, Certified Crystal Healer, Soul-oriented Spiritual Counselor, and Astrologer. She offers Spiritual Counseling and Oracular Readings. Visit her Instagram page by clicking here.