August is not quite as intense as July, however there is still a lot going on, so be prepared for some more big energy periods throughout the month! There are lots of planets still in retrograde, which help us to slow down and reflect before moving forward. However, the energy may make you feel impulsive, restless and a little anxious. So, please try to be patient if you don’t feel things are going your way!
July was an intense and challenging month for many of us and the Lunar Eclipse on 27th July was incredibly powerful. We are still under the influence of the Eclipse energies as we move into August, especially in the first week, so you may still feel like you need to do some more inner work to clear what came up for you over the last few weeks.
A few things came up for me last week with the Eclipse energies and anger was one of the emotions that showed me some areas I needed to focus on! Anger can show us where we feel we have been a victim and the emotion of anger can trigger a wake up call for us to shift into our power! All emotions are valid and useful tools to show us what we need to heal.
If emotions are coming up for you at the moment please take time to feel them and understand them. Don’t ignore them or push them back down. As we are following a ‘spiritual path’ we may feel that anger is ‘bad’, but actually it is very empowering as long as we don’t hold on to it!
Spirit told me that anger is a very useful emotion as it shows us when we feel something is wrong and we feel powerless to change it. Anger can fuel our passion for change. Anger shows us when something is not in alignment, just like all our emotions. Anger can also show us if we need to create healthier boundaries with others!
If you remember when you have felt angry, it is probably to do with someone hurting you in some way or hurting someone you loved or you may have seen something on the news e.g. the plastics in our oceans, animals or people being badly treated which sparked anger. Whatever the cause, understand that anger is an emotion that is helping us reclaim our power! By understanding why we are angry can help us shift massively, so next time you feel angry, don’t push it away or feel guilty. Allow yourself to really feel it and understand why this emotion has come up for you, so you can create change! Step back into your power.
Not only has a lot of emotional baggage come up to be released in July, which will continue into August, but we are also clearing at an Akashic level too. Our Akashic Records hold all the information about us from all of our lives. Normally we would have to access our Akashic Records through the help of a reader or through a deep spiritual practice. However, the new energy that is coming in and the massive energy shift we have all just experienced last month is clearing some of these without us having to dig deeply into them.
Some of you may have had glimpses of past lives or felt that you are clearing a very deep layer within your soul that has been holding you back. Things are shifting without us having to consciously do it ourselves! Old constructs and contracts are being dissolved and this is happening at a collective level as well as an individual level.
The best time to clear your own Akashic Records this month is between the peak of the Lions Gate Portal on the 8th August until the next Eclipse on the 11th August. These few days are a power period, so tapping into this energy can help you release and shift you forward! Spend some time in meditation and state your intention out loud that you choose to resolve or dissolve any contracts, timelines and programs that are not for your highest good. FEEL your intention from your HEART space and send that energy out into the Universe.
On the 8th August, we have the most powerful time for the Lions Gate Portal. The Lions Gate Portal opened on the 26th July and closes on the 12th August, but it is at its most powerful on 8th August. The number 8 is the great equalizer. It balances both the material and immaterial worlds. It can also help to awaken those who are willing and activates our 3rd Eye Chakras. This energy will help us to get more in tune with the higher energetic frequencies. So, this day is a great time to mediate or honour yourself with some healing or spiritual practice.
We also have another Solar Eclipse on the 11th August, which will help us by creating a new way forward. The energy will help to bring in new opportunities and clarity to situations or concerns that may have been troubling us. Opening yourself up to this energy will also bring forth a greater sense of connection and belonging. This Solar Eclipse is the last Eclipse for 2018, but the energies of this Eclipse and the ones in July will work with us until the next Eclipse in January 2019.
After the intense energies of July, I felt guided to run an event mid month to help us feel more empowered, let go of our fears and bring more abundance & love into our lives! Gratitude Reiki Attunement Event will be on 15th August. Gratitude Reiki was channelled by Linda Colibert and connects you to Spirit for empowerment and abundance. When you feel connected to the good things in your life, your focus changes to positive thoughts and a positive attitude. Feeling good, attracts good things and it is always beneficial to practice gratitude! This energy will bring some light relief to the month, especially after the Lions Gate and the next Eclipse!
August will be another powerful energy period, even if it does feel a little slow in places due to the planets in retrograde! But, by the end of August, Mars will have gone direct which will help us all feel much more energised, inspired and ready to take action in September, which is a great time to move forward with goals and plans.
Stay focused on your own spiritual journey this month, be true to yourself, trust your intuition and don’t let others knock you off your path with their beliefs and/or actions! Open your heart and keep shining your beautiful light.
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Wishing you a wonderful August.
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