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August has two remarkable moons that I’m pretty geeked about the Sturgeon Moon and The Black Moon.
The Sturgeon Moon is on August 7th; it’s also a partial eclipse. The Black Moon is on August 21st, this happens to be my birthday, and I could not ask for a better gift from the universe than the one it already has planned to deliver. The Black Moon is not only a solar eclipse it is also in the sign of Leo! Ahhhhh 😮🤗😮🤗
I feel that it is a personal sign and blessings for my new journeys in life.
Here is a collection of info from my favorite sources to hopefully bless you and guide you on your journey.
May you coruscate under the moon vibes…
Thanks for reading,
The Sturgeon Moon: Full Moon: August 7, 2017:: 12:10 PST:: 15 degrees Aquarius
The Lunar Eclipse falls on August 7th in the sign of Aquarius and will be shaking up your life so you can make some . However changes.
August is definitely one of the more potent months of the year and will be bringing about changes and shifts in your mind, body, and soul.
You have probably heard by now that 2017 is the year of new beginnings, and perhaps you have even felt the cosmos guiding you to start a new chapter in your life that is more aligned with who you are and where you want to be.
All lunar eclipses are about releasing and letting go, however, what makes them potent is that the Universe often intervenes and frees things from your life that you haven’t yet had the courage to release.
Think of a Lunar Eclipse like a fast tracking process to getting you to where you need to be.
If something melts away during this Eclipse, the best advice is to let it go and don’t hold on. Even if you are not ready to part ways with it just yet, sometimes you just have to trust and see what unfolds.
Seeing as this Aquarius Lunar Eclipse is followed by a very potent and very strong Leo Solar Eclipse on August 21st, it is likely that whatever needs to melt away from your life is going to be quite significant.
See yourself first as the magnificent Lion. This symbol represents the power of your courageous and passionate heart. A clear monarch, the Lion’s size, strength and and kingly presence has a ripple effect on the entire animal kingdom. This is steady, vibrant, self-contained energy. Remind yourself during this Full Moon phase to sit on your throne and nestle into your power.
But. And. With every Full Moon, there is a challenge. Your mission at this time is to fill your heart with strong, confident Lion Love, yet at the same time release your ego.
Lionsgate & Lunar Eclipse Ritual:
August is also a month of ascension and awakenings, so it is likely that we are all going to be able to advance our consciousness, or our spiritual understanding in some way. Often when awakenings or ascension first happens, it, can feel like a shock and sometimes we need time to process this new way of being.
The following ritual is designed to help you release and ascend, but it is also designed to bring restorative energy into your soul. This is a gentle routine that will help you to feel more centered amongst all of this moving energy.
The ritual is best done on August 7th or 8th, however you can do anytime from July 29th to August 15th. During this window in time, the Lunar Eclipse and Lionsgate Portal energies are at their strongest.
Lionsgate and Lunar Eclipse Ritual for Restoration August 2017
You will need:
• A candle
• Your favorite crystal
• Your favorite essential oil (or you can substitute with coconut/olive oil)
• A small bowl of water
1.) Light your candle and set up your crystal, oil, and water, so they are in easy reach. This ritual is best done on the floor so you may want to have your ingredients resting on a mat or towel.
2.) Close your eyes and take eight deep breaths. Holding your crystal, begin gently rubbing it between your hands. Keep rubbing your crystal while breathing in and out. You should feel heat generating between your palms and the crystal.
3.) Once completed, take 1-2 drops of essential oil or regular oil, on your finger and place it on the back of your neck in the dip where your spine meets your head. This is a powerful energy center of the body and is known as the cerebellum chakra. Note: if you have sensitive skin, mix your essential oil with a carrier oil before applying.
4.) With the remaining oil that is left on your fingers, take a deep breath in and out so you can get the smell moving through your senses.
5.) Next, lay down in a comfortable position on the floor and place your charged crystal either over your third eye (middle of forehead) or over your heart center. Use your intuition to choose the best spot for you. Then, place your left hand on your stomach and your right hand over your heart (on top of the crystal is fine). Take eight deep breaths, here again, to still your mind.
6.) Then, on every exhale begin chanting the mantra “I release” in your mind. Chant the mantra on every exhales another eight times. Make your exhales powerful and long, and visualize releasing all of the muck and energy that is weighing you down. Ask your angels and guides to help you release all that is no longer serving you.
7.) Next, take your attention to your crystal and feel it pouring white light into your energy center and through your entire body. Then, on your next inhale begin chanting the mantra “I accept” in your mind. Chant the mantra on every inhale another eight times, as you do this, visualize the healing energy from the crystal nourishing, recharging and opening your third eye or heart center.
8.) Once completed, open your eyes. Dip your fingers into the bowl of water, stand up and starting at the top of your head, begin making a flicking motion with your fingers, moving around the entire outside of your body. This flicking motion is cleansing, protective and restorative. As you do this flicking motion around the outside of your body, repeat the following or write your own-
“Dear Universe/God/Angels, I am whole in myself and in my heart. I ask for your guidance in gently removing things from my life that are no longer serving me. I ask that you help me to accept my current situation so that I may feel nourished, restored and at peace. I know I am loved, I know I am supported, I know I am protected.”
9.) To close the ritual, leave your crystal out to charge over the Eclipse/Portal period, you can also sleep with it next to your bed. Leave the candle burning for as long as possible- of course, do not leave a lit candle unattended.
The Black Moon Solar Eclipse:
⚬ N E W M O O N ☀︎ S O L A R E C L I P S E ⚬
August 21st 11:38 am MST
Solar Eclipses are like amplified New Moons and often bring about transformation, new beginnings, and changes. Their potency can sometimes be intimidating, but it is important to remember that they always put us on the right path.
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE | NEW MOON in LEO rises as the Queen within takes her throne on the seat of the Heart of Love
Even though we have Solar Eclipses every year, having a Total Solar Eclipse is a rare phenomenon and something we won’t see again for a very long time.
The pathway of this Total Solar Eclipse is also directly across the United States of America, starting in Oregon and ending in South Carolina.
Solar Eclipses block the light of the Sun, so it may seem like this moment of temporary darkness has evil or negative connotations, however, this is not true.
The ancients believed that during a Solar Eclipse, the light of the Sun would give way to the darkness in order to be transformed.
This momentary darkness was believed to be a highly spiritual and awakening moment that would help the Sun to return even brighter and stronger in the sky.
To aid in this awakening process, the ancients believed that divinely inspired information from higher realms would be sent down to Earth during the window of the Eclipse.
Under the influence of this Solar Eclipse, it will be important to go with the flow and not be in a hurry to make key decisions or judgments about something. But one thing is for certain, after the passing of this Eclipse, the truth will slowly be revealed.
Often Eclipses bring ‘themes’ into our lives rather than one specific event. These themes are ones that play out for quite some time, so know that whatever unfolds is most likely part of a much bigger journey.
This Solar Eclipse is about exposing our true selves and about honoring who we truly are. It is about shedding the masks we have been wearing so we can connect with our true essence and start fresh.
Reveal thyself. Reveal thyself.
This is a powerful message for this Eclipse.
This Eclipse is going to help all of us to reveal our true selves, and what we really want, not for the sake of others but for the sake of ourselves.
Here is what you will need:
- 4 white candles
- Your favourite crystal (you can use more than one if you like)
- Sage/palo santo or any other cleansing tool
- Pen and paper (optional)
1.) Begin smudging your aura by waving the smoke over your body, back and front. Then smudge your space or your entire house before doing this ritual. Instructions on how to do this here.
As you smudge yourself and your space recite the following mantra continuously until you are done. (As always, feel free to write your own!)
“I cleanse my body, I cleanse my space; all around me I can feel the white light of the Divine nourishing me, healing me and purifying my mind, body and soul.”
2.) Find a quiet space where you absolutely cannot be disturbed. Once you start this ritual it is best not to stop so make sure you cannot be interrupted.
3.) Light your candles and place them in all four corners around you as you lay down on the floor. If you are doing this on hard flooring, feel free to use a yoga mat or blanket to support your back.
4.) Place your crystal over your third eye. If you want to use more than one crystal you can also place one in each of your hands and one over your heart chakra, but this is optional.
5.) Close your eyes and take 7 deep breaths here to quiet your mind and relax into your ritual. If you like, you can invite your Spirit Guides and Guardian Angels to join you as you perform this resetting ritual.
6.) On the next inhale, visualise breathing in from the top of your head all the way through your body to the tips of your toes.
Imagine that the top of your head is a mouth where you are breathing in and out from. Imagine this breath coming in from the top of your head as a beautiful, white light. Feel it entering the top of your head and moving all the way down to your body.
7.) As you exhale, imagine this white light sweeping away any negative, old energy that is no longer needed. See it being released from the top of your head as well, almost like you have an entrance and exit point at the top of your head.
Practice this breath a few times until you get the hang of it, then repeat it 28 times.
8.) Next, place your hand over your pelvic area where your root chakra is and repeat “I honor you”. Keep repeating the phrase again and again breathing deeply, until you feel a shifting of energy. Allow any emotions to come up if they need to.
9.) Next, move your hand to your stomach area and repeat “I trust you”. Again, keep repeating the phrase until you feel it, allowing any emotions to come up if they need to.
10.) Continue the process with your hand over your heart center repeating “I forgive you” and then with your hand over your throat repeating- “I know you”.
Place your hand over your crystal on your forehead and repeat- “I see you”. Finally, place your hand over the top of your head on your crown chakra and repeat “I guide you”.
11.) Next, wrap your arms around yourself like you are giving yourself a big hug and say “I love you”. Repeat this at least 3 times, if not more.
Stay here for a moment with your eyes still closed, and watch any colours or swirls behind your eyes. Honor how you feel and any sensations you may be feeling.
Optional step: Open your eyes and begin writing down any thoughts, feelings or emotions that were stirred for you. Perhaps you can even write a comment of what came up for every “I” affirmation you stated.
12.) Open your eyes and stand straight in the middle of your candles with your crystal in front of you. Open your arms out big and wide so your chest is open and slightly tilt your head back so your neck is also exposed.
Breathe in the wonderful energies of the eclipse, the cosmos and your spirit guides/angels and repeat the following -out loud works best.
I am light, I am free. I am going to be totally me.
I have reset my body and my soul. I have reset my mind so I see things whole.
I am cleansed, I am reset, I feel at peace,
I am cleansed, I am reset, I take a leap.
I go back to zero, I feel I am one,
I welcome in the newness, I welcome in the Sun.
Opportunities surround me now and I know just what to do.
I know I must move forward, I know I must be true.
With trust and patience I will get what’s mine,
For I am always following the path of the Divine.
My hands are the Universe and the Universe holds me,
We are One in each other, and now I see,
That I am light, that I am free,
All I need to do is be me.
13.) Gently shake and move your body to shift any last bits of lingering energy. Tap the top of your head where your crown chakra is 3 times and with your hand covering the top of your head repeat- “I let in only love and light”. This will help to seal and protect the energy of your crown chakra.
You can then move your candles to a table, place your crystal(s) between them and keep them burning for as long as possible.
Remember to stay hydrated and to be gentle and loving with yourself after doing this ritual.