With the inner planets moving forwards and the outer planets retrograde it suggests a conflict between the life and needs of the individual and the greater machinations of society.
The Leo New Moon (August 19th, 3:42 BST) is not just a moon/sun conjunction (like every new moon) but Mercury is also there in the mix, and all of them are trine Mars in its home sign of Aries. I’m taking this as a good indicator for the victory of personal power.
It is in our hands what we choose to create or destroy at this time.
“Achievement doesn’t come from what we do, but from who we are. Our worldly power results from our personal power. Our career is an extension of our personality. People who profoundly achieve aren’t necessarily people who do so much, they’re people around whom things get done. Mahatma Gandhi and JFK were great examples of this. Their great achievements lay in all the energy they stirred in other people, the invisible forces they unleashed around them. By touching their own depths, they touched the depths within others. That kind of charisma, the power to affect what happens on the earth, from an invisible realm within is the natural right and function of the son of god. New frontiers are internal ones, the real stretch is always within us. Instead of expanding our ability or willingness to go out and get anything, we expand our ability to receive what is already here for us. Personal power emanates from someone who takes life seriously. The universe takes us as seriously as we take it. There is no greater seriousness than the full appreciation of the power and importance of love. Miracles flow from the recognition that love is the purpose of our career.”― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
Divination/ Journalling Prompts
This month’s astrology twisted my arm to create a card layout…
Ritual/ Spellwork/ EveryDayMagic Suggestions
*The fire energy is strong, candle magic or other types of fire magic are go (but take care not to get burned, as sparks fly more with Mars in Aries).
*Spend time getting creative just for fun, no expectations on the outcome.
*Been thinking about making a change to your appearance? Now’s the time.