August set into motion a series of events that will change our lives forever, and change the vibratory patterns on our planet.

It all kicked off on Saturday, August 5th. The energetics from our first eclipse and Full Moon were rampant. We were rolling along feeling everything and nothing all at once. The card of that day was the Wheel of Fortune, reminding us that change is the only constant. While we sat on this ever changing disk, we were rotating with it, and around we went. There were times when we’re at the top, and other times we were at the bottom. What determines the next step on our path is how we deal with both situations. What did you make of the situations handed to you? Following this Major Arcana card was the Sun. Pulling The Sun on a Sunday always feels like magic, and this was no different. Immediately following the SUNday was the eclipse//Full Moon, in which The Fool was pulled. These three cards from the Major Arcana have dictated the rest of our year. Look back on 8/5-8/7 and try to remember your mental clarity that day. What sort of decisions were made and what things were said? You’ll be able to entertain the ideals for your next few months with recounting those days,

Coming from a soil thats heavily saturated in cosmic masculine energy, we now cross over into a state of purity. From here, we make educated choices on the direction our feet take. The Fool sets us up for renewal, a complete rebirth. We know what harsh ideals, rigid timelines, and constant judgement do to our society. It’s time to cultivate a nourishing environment that encourages everyone to show up in their highest self and live their dreams. More philosophy studies, more art, more music, more meditation, and love are necessary for us to vibrate higher and have access to universal secrets. It’s time to strengthen the cosmic feminine energies and nurture our souls.

After our Lunar Eclipse//Full Moon spectacle, three cards came surging forward with a very clear message. Develop. Be who you dream of being. Be who you admire. You have the strength and courage, just access it and find it. A boldness is being called on, as in, it’s imperative to know where you stand on issues and be loud in your resolve. Silence has paved the way for hate to win because hate is always proud. If you love everyone, you have to show with actions, say how much they matter with your voice, and be relentless in the pursuit of love. Silence has given hate space to live and grow. The combination of the Three of Wands, Judgement, and Queen of Wands is growing our minds and souls for a call to action. With the purity of the Fool and the relentless power of the Judgement card, it’s clear that an open mind//heart mixed with determination for equality are the answers we seek.

Mercury Retrograde began August 12. This began a new energetic format. So, from our rebirth into bold behaviors, we begin to open our third eye. Mercury Retro is the perfect time to find solace in alternate dimensions. For the first three days of the Retrograde, we see The Lovers, the Page of Wands, and the Tower. More dynamic Major Arcana coming forward, and you will see that this is the trend for August. This month is simply not a time to sit idly by and watch the world rotate around you. Be as dynamic as the energy has been this month. Many of us feel confused, and that’s natural. There are a lot of intense energetics being thrown around. Go with the flow, and take opportunities. If the normal you wouldn’t text someone first, switch that behavior and do it. If the normal you would wait to tell someone how you feel, then wait no longer. Don’t let others take credit for your projects. Speak up, get the recognition you deserve. This is the time for massive change. Mercury Retrograde ushers in feelings of companionship, new goals, and catastrophic glory. The Universe is beginning to pull people together that benefit from knowing one another. They are the essential dichotemous wolves. One is dark and one is light, by their powers combine they form a force that continues the display of love and gratitude. They lift each other up, making each other a stronger, more powerful force of love and acceptance. Try not to let your current social circle cut out anyone new entering your life. The new people are important right now. We need these new people to help us become the Brave Pioneer, especially when it comes to our hobbies driven by the soul and social justice. The last card in this trifecta is The Tower. This is a card that most dread when it shows up in a reading. It just means extreme change. It usually signifies the ending of a major relationship, job, or that you’re moving. It also brings up ideas of charging into the flames around you to take a stand and save lives. It calls upon our heroes and asks us to become part of that team. So, in regard to several ideas already at play, this card continues to ask us to make space for voices going unheard, back up their voices with ours, and jump into the flames around our friends and loved ones and help. This card is also here to prepare us for the upcoming Solar Eclipse that will be severing ties toward people, moments, and ideas that no longer serve us.

As we creep through Mercury Retrograde, Saturn Retrograde, Lunar Eclipse, and toward a Solar Eclipse, we see more energetic patterns at work.

The Tower left some folks battling with the darkness and light within them. This is ok, it’s a subject we should all be checking in with on the regular. It’s not enough to just accept our darkness. It’s not the answer to try to turn it into light either. It’s how we maneuver within our darkness while being open//loving//accepting of others success and struggles that dictates the totality of our being. It’s not enough to just say, “this is who I am and people have to accept it.” We are accountable for everything we say and do, and whether that comes back immediately or karmically, our actions dictate our future. The darkness we cultivate has to come to an effective form within us that contributes to our lives, not taking away from others. The Hermit and the Sun team up to give us the strength to deal with these heady ideas and heavy notions. Taking time to ourselves is always important. It can be hard because it feels lonely, and for some, feels like the opposite of success. We need it though. We need time in silence to hear our minds. It heals our minds in time. We ground our souls within these tender moments, and here, we can find real truth and acceptance.

The final days before the Solar Eclipse always bring a combination of massive excitement and confusion. The tarot has shown us a couple of court cards that will lead us toward an overall readiness.

Here we see extremes in sacred masculine and feminine, bringing together the divine balancing act of our copper chording running through us to the center of the Earth. Our sex drive is at the forefront of this weekend pre-Eclipse, along with the ideas of reinvention. Much like the last Eclipse, we feel a twinge of rebirth. The Solar Eclipse isn’t as gentle in it’s approach as the Lunar Eclipse was, so any lasting threads of disillusionment running through your life will be severed. Truth seekers unite and celebrate as the veils are lifted on Earth. Our eyes are open and there’s no going back. Move forward through the rest of August, knowing your thoughts and actions have the power to give you everything you’ve ever wanted.