AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER
By Laurie Naughtin www.sublunar.co.za
THE UNEXPECTED AND THE UNKNOWN
We have experienced 2 eclipses in July and another one coming in August so we are certainly feeling very unsettled and experiencing sleepless nights.
The past Lunar eclipse on the 27th July saw the Aquarian full Moon eclipsed by the Sun in Leo, the solar eclipse on the 11th sees both Sun and new Moon in Leo.
Leo is an ego driven sign, demanding leadership and respect, creative and unconditionally loving. It is a sign that brings about vitality, confidence and generosity; it is a sign that has enough determination and vital dignity to achieve what it wants.
The eclipses in Leo will certainly bring about shifts and changes as eclipses do, in Leo the shifts will happen and if you go with the changes life can be illuminating allowing you can see what it is you need to do to elevate and shape your life path…taking with you all the lessons you have learnt from the past and reshaping them with dignity and determination into something wonderfully empowering.
Gosh life has thrown a mega ton of lemons our way this year and in the years recently past. These hardships have and will still be illuminated by the Leo Eclipses. Leo is a vital powerful energy that loves to create. It certainly is not the time to fall into a pity puddle of loss. A true leader will recognize what got them down in the first place and use every opportunity to get out of a self pity mode into a more satisfying take charge of your life mode.
These eclipses will expose fallen leaders and the birth of determined strong leaders. Many an inflated undeserved ego may fall from grace replaced by a more deserving leader that empowers rather than destroying those deemed unworthy.
The Moon will be eclipsing the Sun in Leo on the 11th, it will not be visible in South Africa, but it will be felt.
When the Moon eclipses the Sun our subconscious needs come to the fore, as this eclipse is in Leo the need is a desire for recognition, and for this we need to overcome our own perceived imperfections or imperfections that others have brought to our notice. Own these imperfections then work on them so your self-worth and vitality break through any doubts making you a stronger person.
Only we can take charge of our lives and become our own leaders, perseverance and determination will be the key to overcome our self imposed insecurities. Make life a potential solution not a debilitating problem.
Mercury is retrograding through Leo as well just to add more fire to the Leo energy, we seriously should be reflecting on our leadership skills or lack thereof.
We will see many trailblazers embracing this Leo energy creating a loving warm environment for those desperately seeking protection and for someone to give them direction.
We will also see the emergence of tyrannical behaviour, especially from world leaders and those that are in power literally abusing their power. Leo is about ego, it is about our vital creative and unconditional love, abused it is tyrannical but used positively it is a loving leader.
Mercury retrograde in Leo is sure to bring about a lot of dramatic behaviour, drama Queens in abundance. Take note of how you present yourself and your issues to others as the dramatics will just be irritating. When communicating keep things brief leave out the epic stories or the important content will be lost.
Understand that that wonderful creative project you are about to launch may get blocked or misunderstood, and in some cases may not even happen. Writers block can be a big problem, if your creative flow is not happening, don’t fight it rather rethink how to communicate your story or just give it a break. ( You do not understand how hard it was to write this newsletter…I persevered)
Be aware of how you speak to others, this retrograde Mercury may have us communicating in a demanding and bossy manner, this will not go down well and will cause a communication shut down.
Leo is about love and the ego thrills at being worshiped. During this retrograde period we need to take care we do not bruise each other’s egos. Hold back on sending gushing mails to romantic encounters you hardly know. Hold back on discussing relationship issues until you are both relaxed, be kind, diplomatic and avoid the dramatics of an all out argument.
Some of us may meet up with past lovers or find people we held high coming back into our lives, Retrograde Mercury does this, if we can get over our own ego’s we can repair our romances.
As with all retrograde Mercury transits, we do need to keep focused in our everyday life, lack of attention can cause accidents be it driving, jay walking, working with technology or electrical goods. It is not a good time to start repairs or renovations on your home, if you do expect things to go wrong and plans to be misunderstood.
Gosh Life is very busy yet rather stuck, with 5 planets retrograde in the heavens life as we know it is not going according to plan and this can be very frustrating. Mars the action planet is also retrograde and retracing his steps in Aquarius and Capricorn, When Mars retrogrades we really do need to retrace our steps and rethink our sense of direction.
As he is doing this redirecting in Aquarius many of us are questioning certain friendships and groups we belong to, we may even need to restructure the groups we belong to and could find friends from the past wanting to re-connect. It is also a time to have a relook at any innovative plan if it is not working to plan. As Mars retrogrades back into Capricorn we can go back and put in more structure or fix any broken structures that are preventing us from achieving the greatness we wish.
Jupiter has finally gone direct in the transformative sign of Scorpio. By now we should know what we need to do to make those all important changes in our lives, they hang over our heads and until we can make the changes in our lives we can expect to feel overwhelmed by life, especially with all the retrogrades keeping us second guessing ourselves.
This month is a month where sex, power and money can become key issues. All I can advise is that you are wise with your decisions and you question people’s intentions. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable with an investment or a connection through business or a friend, don’t get involved, and turn away from any situation that does not make you feel secure or protected.
It is not surprising that with so much happening in the sky, 3 eclipses and 5 retrograding planets, we are feeling unsettled.
When continually facing the uncertain and feeling unsettled, panic can set in and can either cause a complete breakdown or can affect you in a hidden way where the symptoms are varied, from chronic pain to heart conditions and ulcers.
Telling someone who is in a panic state to relax is not helpful, I consulted Google and this site had some useful tips. https://www.wikihow.com/Treat-Panic-Attacks-Naturally
I find Rescue drops under the tongue work pretty well, as does a cup of chamomile tea. Even getting out of the situation and taking a brisk walk in nature can calm the nerves. If you have cannabis leaves, pick one and break it up into a cup of tea with honey, sip it and by the end of your drink you will feel calm.
I really need to find some of those leaves…till Spring when we chat again, take care.
AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER