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Perhaps you have noticed the shift from Cancer to Leo. Since late April we have been living with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto retrograde. Neptune joined them in June and Uranus joins in on August 12, 2019. That means all the outer planets, the ones that influence the collective the most will be in retrograde. That means we are in a reflective mode in concerning every aspect of our lives. There is lots of emotion, lots of reflection, lots of examining, and lots of change going on.

The asteroid Ceres was also retrograde. If you recall from the past post, Ceres deals with mothering, food from growing it to serving it and all things in between. She shows us how we go with the flow of the universe. Her flip side deals with problems such as eating disorders, troubles at work, custody issues, and kidnapping. She might also influence our feelings of unworthiness, abandonment, possessiveness, and infertility.

Ceres retrograde has allowed us to go back and take a look at all these parts of our lives and our relationship to them. All this ties into our recent transit of the Sun and Mercury transiting Cancer. We can’t forget that there were also two eclipses last month. The Nodes have been prominently in the mix and have served to amplify things. We have had a very emotional month.

You may have also experienced a great deal of change with this energy. Lots of folks said the eternal goodbye, bought or sold houses, moved and said goodbye to the old home or the old town and old friends. Old friends may have shown for a bit too. Perhaps this gave us an opportunity to clear out something unfinished? And with Mercury still in Cancer until August 11 at the exact same degree of the Lunar eclipse on the 16th of July, which points back to the energy of the eclipse.

Mercury goes direct on Wednesday of this week. However, he will remain in his shadow until August 8th. Mercury’s shadow period is not unlike the actual retrograde. This means you will still need to consider all the things we consider during a full-on retrograde.

Now the Sun is in Leo. She joins Mars there. Mars is the planet of action. Leo is about fun. Hopefully, we can now put some the intensity of last month behind us and move on to more fun things.

This week we have a new moon that also falls on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. A Leo Full Moon is a good time to focus on our goals that reflect all things, Leo. Fun is first and foremost in my mind. But other things we might want to concentrate on are creativity, relationships with children, self-confidence, and of course developing a more healthy pride in ourselves. Remember that the shadow side of “pride cometh before a fall.”

Uranus has two conflicts this week and the first one is on Monday. Uranus square the Sun could bring some edginess and uncertainty to the start or the week. This won’t last long because the Sun moves fast.

At the end of the week, on Friday, August 2, Uranus squares Venus. This energy will put our relationships and money in the spotlight. This is also the second time this year these two planets have been in conflict with Venus, and the second time he has influenced abrupt changes in our personal lives, the environment, and in politics.

The best way to deal with this unpredictable energy it to stay cool, keep your head down. Don’t let the energy flow through you. Just allow it to flow around you. Again, this won’t last long because Venus moves fast.

Along with the New Moon, this week is a trine aspect between the Moon and the Great Benefic, Jupiter that coincides with the Leo New Moon. This sweet trine will lessen some of the chaos that Uranus is stirring up. Don’t forget that the New Moon is the time to plant seeds. Maybe not seeds for crops but seeds in our lives.

Communications will be easing up after Wednesday. But we still have a lot of retrograde planets keeping us in reflective mode. Jupiter goes direct on August 11 and Uranus turns retrograde on August 12, joining Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto.

I love Uranus. He is my ruling planet and I bet my mother is glad I was born under a retrograde Uranus than a direct one. My natal Uranus is about to come into its power.

Saturn goes direct in September. Pluto follows in October. Neptune follows in lat November. But Uranus will remain retrograde for the rest of the year. He doesn’t turn direct until early next year. January 11th to be exact.

The Sun in Leo also means we are in Lions Gate or 8-8-2019. This portal actually opens weeks before August 8 and we are in fact in it now. This is a cosmic alignment that offers an increase in the cosmic energy flow between the physical and the spiritual realms. For thousands of years, ancient Egypt has observed and honored the Lion’s Gate energy.

The gateway is open when the Dog Star, Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, aligns with the Earth. Sirius rises in the east with the Sun and Orion’s belt aligns with the pyramids in Giza. Alignments alone are pretty magical but when they align with such historic Earthly locations, magically take on a whole new meaning.

In short, this energy is anchoring our ascension codes and the energies of higher consciousness through Sirius and the Great Central Sun. The light coming in is intense. It serves to activate and awaken our DNA, the human energy field and sends our high vibration frequencies and awakening codes. This is a great time to get outside in the Sun. Even if you can only sit on the porch.

This does it for today. Remember to be kind to all you meet. This can really make a difference in someone’s life and