AUGUST 9, 2018

Dear Friends,
A New Moon is when you set your intentions for what you want to accomplish during that month. If a New Moon is a Solar Eclipse you may be setting intentions that will unfold over several months. Love! Love! Love! Put your heart into what you are doing. You will focus on putting everything into what you want to bring forth now. It is time to be positive and go forward with integrity. You will be opening up to a new study. You will have faith in doing what you may have never done before. Be happy no matter what. This is the fifth Eclipse this year. This is the third one in the last 30 days. This shifts the energy and opens you to what you need to move forward. At the time of this Eclipse most of the Planets are in fixed signs. This will reveal where you are stubborn or set in your ways. Change may be on the agenda and moving forward to embrace an opportunity is what will be offered. It is time to be open to what comes along.


This is the sign of integrity, recognition, romance, affection, creativity, and play. When this sign is emphasized, we show kindness and generosity to others. We fall in love and put our heart into whatever we are doing. Time for ambition, independence, and leadership.
Where Leo is in your chart is where you have the power to create, to make things happen by using your will. Leo is a fixed, determined, fire, goal-oriented sign; all the ingredients needed for success.
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac. It is a fire sign, and it is mutable. It is said that experience breeds wisdom. Remaining open to new experiences cultivates ethical principles, along with a philosophical and open-minded outlook. An understanding of cultural differences at multi-levels is also important here.
Here is where total commitment must be made to proceed with what, until now, has been only a vision, but what could eventually become a reality. In Pisces, you are encouraged to walk into the unknown, even though there is no proof that what you seek could, or ever will, exist. The experiences met in the house of Pisces are often considered to be “karmic”, in the sense that you are confronted with your past.
This Solar Eclipse is in Leo ruled by the Sun and the Sun is in Leo. This is putting a lot of positive energy into the house Leo is on in your chart. You are invited to fall in love, be creative, enjoy your children and maybe get out and play. At the time of this New Moon, Mercury is retrograde in Leo. Mars is in Aquarius retrograde. We may be looking back as we prepare to move forward. This New Moon/Solar Eclipse is activating us in such a way that we need to deal with what we hold dear. Maybe catching up on the past with Mars and Mercury retrograde. Something needs attention that we may have let go of or get control of. The Leo house in your chart is where you are redoing things that require your creative touch. Restoration may be in progress. Jupiter is the co-ruler of this Eclipse and it is in Scorpio. This is encouraging or supporting what needs focused on. Transformation and renewal is upon us. This Solar Eclipse in Leo has formed a Yod configuration. Solar Eclipse in Leo with Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces. Letting go of something to go in a new direction. Divine Order!
This is a symbol of creative relaxation as a prelude to effective effort, and of man’s normal capacity for achievement through an everyday rehearsal of co-operative relationships with his fellows. There is here a sealing off of some pleasant pocket of life for an intensified culture of the skills and inspiration which can implement a contribution to the world at large. Any dull routine of existence man be exalted as a common adventure in self-expenditure. The keyword is CONGENIALITY. When positive, the degree is a gracious eagerness of participation in the more worthwhile or enduring aspects human affairs, and when negative, thoughtless self-indulgence and contempt for the general welfare.                      “Sabian Symbols” Marc Edmund Jones
Blessings, Brenda
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