Eclipses are endings, reinventing yourself, changing habits, cleansing, purging and letting go. Our 3rd eclipse of July/Aug 2018 is a sledge hammer on August 11th. Mars and Mercury are retrograde too, making us mentally challenged and physically klutzy. It's also a time of arguments, impatience and hostility. You might wake up in a bad mood, and then people trigger you all day. You might decide to cut off the world for a time, and be alone and with your thoughts. I've had a terrible cold for weeks now and I am giving myself permission to kind of float and rest in August, and you should do the same. Now is NOT the time to push forward, but is a great time to plan and organize and a time for patience, which can be sorely tested now. And if someone wants a fight - run because this energy is fueling the bad guys.
Venus moved into Libra Tuesday the 7th, one of Venus' two homes, Taurus being the other home for Venus. Libra is a sign trying to achieve balance. The scales. Libra's lives are often spent flip flopping as they try new things to see if this mode fits. Libra's love beauty and harmony, but may find it hard to find that harmony. Now that Venus is in Libra the need for love is strong and opportunity for love is strong as is having fun with friends and family. Buy some art or start a creative project. Let beauty be a way to lift your spirits. Check out art galleries and museums. Change your look. Redo your house. Be loving and kind.
Saturn, Neptune and Pluto are also retrograde, slowing us down along with Mercury and Mars. On Sept 6th Saturn turns direct. This allows progress and movement in the material world, and by then Mercury will have gone direct (August 17th) and Mars (on the 27th of August). Pluto goes direct Sept 30th. Then the flood gates of energy open and we're gonna be on a wild ride and you'll long for these days when things moved more slowly. Just clean up, prepare, organize and plan for the coming flow so you'll be ready for opportunities that flow then. And expect our headlines to be mind blowing, yes worse than now.
Uranus is retrograde as of today. This is the revolution guy, squaring retrograde Mars and opposing Jupiter in Scorpio. Frustration City. When most planets go retrograde they slow down and chill. Not true with Uranus. He goes a little crazy and this is saying a lot for the crazy guy in our zodiac. Extroverted you might become more so, and introverted you might shock some people with your behavior while Uranus is having a eruption of chaos. This is lasting until next January! The next six months are going to see crazy coming out of everywhere. Being shocked will become normal for a while and things will settle out again in January. I believe this is a good thing, because Saturn, Pluto and Neptune and Jupiter will be opening basements and closets and showing us the deceit in the world starting in Sept and Uranus is going to add the "oh my god" to the info. People you thought you knew will be outed for many reasons and scandal will become a daily event. Put your wierd on and accept it. Uranus is the guy who tells you putting a lampshade on your head is funny. Get it?
And finally its Eclipse time Saturday the 11th - a New Moon in Leo (new, dramatic fresh starts) and a Solar Eclipse. It's why the energy of this week as it approaches feels so thick and quite likely dark (moon goes dark, emotions get darker). Part of it is all of this Leo, which loves drama and extremes. Leo's can shine like the sun, or push their ego's at you in a totally out of control way - feeling quite hostile. Sun in Leo conjunct Moon in Leo is a time to put your ego in the closet and examine yourself and explore your possibilities. Step up for change. This energy released last for 6 months, being at peak power 3rd-5th months. But the first day of it is also usually a powder keg of events. Our nation and nations the world over are going to get hammered for the next 6 months. We are personally being hammered as well. It's challenges, lessons, painful experiences, etc time. We're gonna clean house over the next 3 years. Remember too people are on edge with all this retrograde, which also means dealing with the past. Let go, renew, change. You won't recognize the world in a few years that's for sure. What side of the street will you be living on? It's also about finding the courage to be the real you. Speak up. Act up. Show up.
WAKE UP. GET REAL. SHUN THE BS. SPEAK UP AND SHOCK YOUR FRIENDS AND YOURSELF. THE REBELLION LIKE 1773 AND THE 1960'S IS HERE. GET ON THE BUS ALREADY. BE BOLD. STOP FOLLOWING AND START LEADING. But take a rest in August and PLAN SOMETHING. Then in Sept when Mercury, Mars, and Saturn are direct...get out there and make some noise. change your life, your job, your friends. And when Pluto kicks in at the end of Sept, the world is gonna rock and roll into a flurry of activity, action and change. PLEASE get on board. Rethink everything. It's worth the effort.