New Moon FULL solar eclipse in Leo will be exact on August 21st between 11:00am and 12:00pm MDT. This is the second new moon in Leo and we made it through another amazing month of transformative energy (read THE FIRE IS ON)! There is so much one can say about this eclipse, it will bring massive shifts over the next 6 months that is for sure! There is much anticipation in the air but we'll have to wait at least till the next new moon in September to really take action and begin riding this wave of energy. There are many planets retrograde right now, five in total... which tend to be deep heavy hitters; Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Mercury. This is allowing us to do a major deep cleaning and resetting. It will be sometime before our spaces finish restructuring themselves into the flow of what our lives are going to look like 6 months from now. So take a deep breath you've got time to make the changes you need! SO for now clear, clean and re-organize!
We re-visit Tarot card VIII STRENGTH; strength to subdue the Red Lion of Alchemy to tame our animal instincts. This is done through the power and compassion of the divine feminine under the influence of fire and we have a lot of that going on in the stars. This card is pointing to something rather hidden in the heavens. Woman is FEMI-NINE she is the number 9 completion and the 9th month is Virgo; the sacred virgin, the maiden. This solar eclipse is happening over the fix star Regulus ruling royalty and kingship which is at 0 degrees Virgo. For me I see this as a passing of the baton from the masculine kingship back to the divine matriarchal rulership of the divine feminine. I also see this connected to the configuration taking place in the sky on September the 23rd when we see Jupiter move from the Womb of Virgo to give birth to the new ruler. This takes place three full days after the new moon and on the day after the Fall Equinox and.... when Leo hits 22 degrees on the north node of the moon!
Some of you are probably saying, "so what does this mean?". Again for me this is a strong sign in the heavens indicating the new age is upon us and the maiden is about to give birth to her children with her lover the spirit of creation. Over the next 6 months many new people will begin their quest to turn Lead to Gold and as many have been waiting and hoping for we are yet at another big influx of transmutation. For this Solar Eclipse I also recommend working Tarot card XIX THE SUN. As we are the children born of the Moon and the Sun and when the Moon and Sun meet in the heavens we have the alchemical marriage in the sky and like the number of the card "XIX" it has been 19 years since we've experienced this energy... and it hasn't hit it's fullest expression like this since 1918 when World War I ended two months later. WOW!
"You have the power to gain control of the untamed forces with-in you. You are Strength! You accept and transform the earthly powers over your nature, your soul is fueled with a thirst for life." "You are welcomed back into the garden with child like eyes of wonder and amazement! You are the Sun! Connected to the eternal light in your heart you are freed from the past and the future to be in the now. With confidence you trust every moment in perfection. You are free to play and be creative... it is a return to innocence!" - Alchemy 101 Course
"I release the energy from my greatest fears, weaknesses and repressions,
Are you ready? Here we go! Don't hold your breath there is much work to be done over the next 6 months when Uranus will turn direct and we enter into the opposition of this energy in Aquarius! For further information on transits, trines and planetary alignments check out Cerena Childress's article! - Much love from the heart of the lioness, Ria-Mae.