8:8 Lion’s Gate New Moon: Astrology Forecast – August 1st – 8th, 2021
What to expect this week?
By Lorna Bevan | Guest Writer
The on-going clash between restrictive Saturn and Wildman Uranus will be palpable. Saturn is in future oriented Aquarius – the need for practical collective innovative action – square Uranus in Taurus – sudden emergencies and crises affecting human and natural habitats, food resources and migration. This is the climate emergency and its repercussions written right across the heavens.
Governments will be coming up with yet more rules, restrictions and policies while the urge for freedom builds and builds. Instead of getting hooked back into old 3D polarisation, focus on strengthening your support systems. You need to know which aspects of your life the Aquarius/Taurus engine of revolution is permanently transforming.
On Sunday August 8th, the Leo New Moon is at odds with the Saturn in Aquarius/Uranus in Taurus Square, trine the karmic Great Attractor in Sagittarius – on the Wavelength of the Voice of God. At the same time, the Earth also aligns with the Sirian Lions Gate in the constellation of Leo and the Royal Star Regulus, making 8/8 a time to charge and clear your personal ecology. If you have been feeling stuck, in limbo or unmotivated, this Uranian re-charge is a nudge to step up to your new responsibilities to yourself and to the Planet.
In numerology, the 8th day of the 8th month is a highly spiritual and charged time. The number 8 represents infinity – the infinite soul that you are and the infinite journey that you take. While the Sun radiates life for your physical body, especially now in its ruling sign of Leo, Sirius radiates life for your spiritual body through High Heart healing/ third eye awakenings/ psychic downloads. Sirius is also associated with highly advanced technology. If you have a tech innovation or are creating a website, blog, app or anything else related to technology, start the day after the New Moon.
- focus on what’s working, instead of what’s not working
- recognise what you’re finding, not on what you’re losing
- notice what’s opening up when so much is closing down
Chandra Symbol for LEO 17
Elegant women sitting on a porch and fanning themselves.
“Rising superior to apparent limitations, you defiantly renounce the letter of the law to salvage the spirit of the law. Puncturing pretence. Breaking down power and control structures. You are militantly outrageous, antitraditional. Pulled forward by a vision, a knack, an instinct for what this Earth asks and demands. On fire with the power of radical changes, you feel in your cells the next stage in evolution. Ignited by the sense for being selected out as the quintessential representative of progressive currents, you dramatize yourself, your cause, your expanding awareness. You want to make sure everybody knows that something new is going on around here, and that it will not stop nor take a back seat to anybody or anything.” – Inside Degrees Elias Lonsdale
Aries Weekly Forecast: August 1-8, 2021
An old way of living is going dark and your 2nd,11th and 5th Houses are called to evolve and change n. That means paying close attention to your money -income, debt and savings-and all your resources-possessions, skills, experience- by making practical plans for a less consumerist future and nurturing your creativity across every area of your life. Aim to find a balance between taking responsibility and enjoying each day for the sake of it.
Stepping up to a different way of living.
Taurus Weekly Forecast: August 1-8, 2021
Your home needs tending. That means building stronger foundations both where you live and with your tribe and family, looking ahead to become more self-sufficient and less wasteful. In your solar chart, the Saturn/Uranus clash is about re-balancing your home/work life in a way that nurtures your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing yet helps you to become more self-supporting financially. Sunday’s New Moon in Leo is a reminder that everything you do matters.
The old folk tale of the ant and the grasshopper springs to mind.
Gemini Weekly Forecast: August 1-8, 2021
With Sun conjunct your own planet Mercury in your communication zone as well as next Sunday’s New Moon, your mind is probably racing even more than usual. Extra self-care is needed to drain away some of your nervous tension and to prevent insomnia. Let go of attempting to control what is not within your power to change-that means most things. Better to use that sharp mind of yours to come up with practical ideas to build your personal security as we head towards totally unknown territory. Just as worlds undergo periodic natural upheavals, so do your hopes, dreams and plans.
Becoming more self-sustaining.
Cancer Weekly Forecast: August 1-8, 2021
Your finances and resources are under pressure as the Saturn/Uranus square intensifies. That means what you earn, save, owe, what you own, your skills and life experience. It also includes anything you own with others such as a partner. It all comes down to a change in what you value most in a rapidly shifting world. It’s going to be increasingly important to have access to money in different forms, to supply chains and to somewhere safe to live. As a Cancerian, you intuitively understand this. Work with next Sunday’s Leo New Moon to come up with ways to add to your income stream.
Money brings choices.
Leo Weekly Forecast: August 1-8, 2021
This is your time of year and the fire in your heart should be burning brightly. Many aspects of your old way of life are fading away, having outlived their natural usefulness. Release them with thanks. At Sunday’s New Moon in your sign over lit by the Sirian Sun of Lions Gate, consider who and what has disappeared and how you can use your many gifts to build stronger foundations for the future. The people you know and care about, your tribe, your family, your friends are going to become increasingly important to you. Belonging is located both inside you and in your community. Everything you put out into the Field – thoughts, words, deeds, feelings – makes a tangible difference.
Opening your High Heart.
Virgo Weekly Forecast: August 1-8, 2021
August is always a month when your batteries are at their lowest-just before the Sun returns to your own sign to recharge you for another year. Knowing this, flow with your natural cycle and retreat a little, cutting back on some activities to take quiet time for yourself. Next Sunday’s New Moon in Leo is at odds with Saturn and Uranus in your 12th/6th and 9th Houses. Things may feel chaotic and they are, so stop trying to control what is not yours to manage and respond to whatever presents. Instead, use that down time to think about new practical priorities that are emerging and set your agenda accordingly.
The universe’s timing is perfect even if it doesn’t suit your ego.
Libra Weekly Forecast: August 1-8, 2021
In your solar chart, your 5th/11th and 8th Houses are under intense pressure to evolve and transform. That means recognising and accepting that many of your old plans, hopes and dreams have lost their usefulness and now is the moment to think about what is to replace them. In other words, your values and your priorities are in the frame. Take your time in realising that what is truly important to you has changed and know that, as a Libran, Right Relationships and kindness are your religion. How will that knowledge change your actions going forward?
An old way of life is going dark.
Scorpio Weekly Forecast: August 1-8, 2021
Your sign of Scorpio has 2 rulers-Pluto and Mars. Both intense planets of transformation, they imprint you with a life of constant tests, challenges and initiations. This is one of those times. The structures you’ve built around home, family and career are now dissolving to make way for something different. It’s time to use that strong survival instinct of yours to come up with practical ideas to build your personal security as we head towards totally unknown territory. Just as worlds undergo periodic natural upheavals, so too must your hopes, dreams and plans.
Resistance is futile.
Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: August 1-8, 2021
Your world is opening up again and not just externally from the easing of travel restrictions but internally as it dawns on you that you’ve been in a deep sleep for far too long. This wakeup call courtesy of Saturn, Uranus and next Sunday’s Leo New Moon is a big nudge to bring your hopes, dreams and plans right up to date. So many of your old projections have lost their juice and now’s the time to decide what and who really makes life worth living and invest the majority of your effort, love and commitment in making them even better.
Walking your talk not just talking your talk.
Capricorn Weekly Forecast: August 1-8, 2021
As a Winter child of Saturn, August is when the warmth of Sirius and Leo opens your heart to the recognition that love keep you alive. Love including and beyond the intimate, love for those around you and for all humanity. This week, when change is definitely not an option, start by doing something kind and practical for your tribe or family then look outwards into your neighbourhood. What and who needs help and support? Kindness is a currency that can’t be depleted-it grows the more it is used.
Begin with yourself and spread the love.
Aquarius Weekly Forecast: August 1-8, 2021
As a solar Aquarian, you are hosting dour Saturn in your sign until March 2023 and this week the Lord of Time and Karma is under pressure from unpredictable Uranus as well as a New Moon in your opposite sign of Leo. With more interactions and social events, it’s going to be extra important to be gentle, kind, supportive and nurturing instead of remote, withdrawn or objective. This will be returned to you in kind, lifting your spirits and reminding you that you are only as alone as you choose to be.
Coming in from the cold.
Pisces Weekly Forecast: August 1-8, 2021
As a Piscean, change agents Saturn and Uranus are removing old sources of support and dissolving crumbling foundations so you can build back better and stronger. Pay extra attention to your health, wellbeing, exercise and work routines, all of which need updating, refining and nurturing. Wellbeing means bringing harmony to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies, so that none of them is out of sync. As a very sensitive, intuitive sign, nervous stress can de-stabilise you unless you bring harmony out of chaos.
Out of the chaos, a new set of priorities is gradually emerging.
Originally published at hareinthemoonastrology.co.uk and reproduced here with permission.
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