August is a month of two significant eclipses, as the Moon offers us a glimpse of how our lives can be if we are brave enough to make the changes! Eclipse energy is always powerful and takes us into a period of soul-searching and reflection, as the opportunity arises to see ourselves for once from the outside. The lunar eclipse in Aquarius on the 7th will oppose Mars in Leo, and is potentially a time of conflicts and difficult decisions about relationships. Unfortunately, it's neither a listening nor a talking time, it's a time of feeling indignant that you are in the right and being offended that others don't get that! If you want to preserve these partnerships it's important to take a step back and be aware of how your actions and reactions are contributing to a lack of agreement and understanding. The solar eclipse of the 21st in Leo offers a fresh start; it's all about embracing those creative, loving and spontaneous activities. Let your hair down and enjoy life on your own terms.
Eclipses require a sacrifice. The lunar eclipse is almost always about letting go of something that is no longer working in your world. It is often about you, and how you can make things better by changing how you view them, and in this process you must inevitably let go of old and trusted habits. Solar eclipses take you into brand new territory, which is exciting and daunting in equal measure! Being prepared to embrace the new and take a risk can be hard, and means putting to one side your existing way of working. But ultimately, embracing the eclipse energy helps us to evolve and learn new things about ourselves, and in the long term, that can only be a good thing!