Tonight, as I write this, I sit under the full harvest moon in Pisces and reminisce on my first e-mails out into the world with #MOONMOODS. How when I first moved to Nova Scotia, this was the first full moon I experienced and I vowed under it to move forward powerfully in my life – how blind I was to all that way coming. It makes me wonder how you are feeling now? How you felt a two, three, five and ten years ago? It’s funny even yesterday feels far away now but I suppose that is the way with Pisces.
I’m trying to figure out when and why I send these, in true Virgo fashion, and while I’ve never been a person who thrives with a completely set schedule I’ve realized that having set parameters does work for me! And the reality is the moon doesn’t move through a perfect week or schedule – so neither can I!
That being said, the key to Virgo’s consistency is optimism – something our horoscope writer Anastasia Lemon see’s as Virgo’s strong suit.
“Kelsey Rose Tortorice describes Virgo as the ultimate optimist, as in order to be inclined towards improvement, we need to be convinced of how things could be better, & care to enact the necessary changes.” – Anastasia Lemon, Virgo Season Horoscopes
In so many spiritual circles and communities, Daily Practice is touted as G.O.D.
But truthfully most of us have a hard enough time eating consistent meals and doing the dishes, let alone making space and reserving energy for daily meditation, yoga, or whatever else we’ve been told will help us reach elevation status.
So I’ve thought about this a lot, because the only time I had a “daily practice” was when I was in the midst of my Yoga Teacher Training, where my life revolved around practice because I needed it to learn. And also I’m an over-achiever so I wanted it to be ~perfect~. But that wasn’t sustainable.
Did you know that historically, before we burned all the fuckin’ witches, Friday the 13th was a sacred day of ritual, energy, healing and creativity?
Sick and cool! Way better than an entire day of bad luck (which was mostly just the patriarchy….) Of course, when we look for things we’re sure to find it one way or another.
Do you feel it? The fire in your belly? The singe on your tongue?
While Leo season boasts itself as fun and games, there are many responsibilities that must be met if we want to stay up to par with what’s required of us for the course. Isn’t that saying work hard, play hard? Well maybe it’s a bit more work with what you’ve got, and enjoy what you have this time round.
Welcome to August! While here we often feel that rush of summer coming over us, in Traditional Chinese Medicine August is also when we start preparing for fall. You may feel the cool touch at the edge of a breeze appearing at this time of year reminding us another change is yet to come.
August is ruled by Leo season, which we’re engrained in for 2/3 of it’s days. Leo season is about letting ourselves luxuriate in the hard work we’ve put forward so our inner child can bask in the energy of giving AND receiving.
The Moon is in Aries, and if we’re talking about the self we’re talking about being human, too. And sometimes my humanness makes me feel unnecessarily guilty. As we step into the beckoning days of Leo season (also welcome Leo!) we can shine some light on what about ourselves, our patterning, and conditioning makes us feel distanced from our benevolent natures.
Finally, a place to land with your questions and intentions. A place where your curiosity can get really big, and …
I think our intuition guides us to the places of profound growth. Sometimes, this growth is knowing that when we follow and trust our instincts we can be rewarded. But it is also acknowledging that even in moments of uncomfortable growth there is a rhyme and reason for each process. We can’t see the entirety of our lives in every moment and for good reason. Many things we experience are essential to guiding us appropriately into the futures we are creating – but if looked at as in individual event perhaps we wouldn’t opt in.
We start off the height of autumn with a Sagittarius moon in Waxing Crescent. This is the moment we have for the rest of this cycle to set our intentions and get clear on what it is we want to be working on. Sagittarius can be a blessing and a curse here, knowing we have what we need to take aim but also wanting to stop and explore everywhere on the way.
All in all, life is what you make of it. Spells and rituals don’t need to be in a realm outside of our personal practices and understanding. Although we may be burying less chicken bones and spreading fewer ashes, we still hold immense power in the present moment to use our magic in benevolent ways to grow our lives and tune into who we need to be to hold space for these energies.
Simply put, they are a Record of our existence.
This record isn’t like our birth certificate or school transcripts – it goes beyond this life time.
In fact, the Akashic Records go beyond linear time as we know it. They go into our ancestors on earth, and our ancestors in the universe as well… There are theories in realms of spirituality that believe we also have cosmic histories that we are attached to. All of this, including select trajectories of the future are available to “read” in the Akashic Records.
Leo season brings us the much needed reprieve after the hardest astrology of the year. August is a potent, fertile month. Our lives are full of abundance, we’re seeing all the work we’ve been doing come to the table. We’re ready to move forward after wading through lessons we’ve already learned and closing cycles that have taught us a lot but now feel stale.
There is a strong current of gratitude in July. Every sign has it in some way – being grateful for what we’ve done, where we’ve come from, what we have. Just allowing ourselves to be humbled and aware of what we’ve built for ourselves. This is a time to slow down a little bit and give ourselves the love and dedication we’ve been giving to our passions and ideas. We are an irreplaceable part of everything we do, and while there has been a lot of behind the scenes work going on it is now time to recognize all the work thats also gone into the development of being who we need to be for these next stages. Take a deep breath.
Sometimes, knowing we can do something, doesn’t prove to ourselves that we will actually do that thing. Sometimes we have to loop around our blockages a bit until we’re totally sure there is no way around it. We’re comfortable in our work flow, and able to bask in the glow of personal pride knowing that you’re almost at the finish line of this transformatory time.
I personally always find weeks that hold the beginning of the zodiac to be much more playful, positive, and up lifting. They are the creators of the zodiac with their childlike energy and joy and can help throughout the Neptune retrograde cycle (which ends in November) to come back to our passions and defy the bounds of “logic” that tell us our dreams aren’t possible (and they definitely ARE possible, so keep one firm foot in that reality and use the other to explore where you’re headed)
This isn’t about sinking into the negative – no, quite the opposite. It is about highlighting all that we have to work with and finding a way to keep our dreams something we float through instead of trudge through. Find the magic of your path at this time and let the darkness illuminate and inspire you.
All in all, it’s going to be an eventful week. You will be feeling social and the need to organize plans for most of the week with people you are intimate with. This isn’t a time for large social gatherings, but meaningful ones with people who are close to you. You’ll dig deep into yourself to find out what is blocking and inspiring you, and how you need to evolve to move forward into the plans you have for yourself.
“What is powerful about Gemini is that they are always living from a place of “what is my truth in this moment?”. They may not be great at keeping plans, but they are great at being fully present in whatever it is they choose to do. “