Aug 21 Solar Eclipse in Leo
With Rebecca Gordon
On August 21, A Solar Eclipse will travel across the USA, so the lights go out in the sign of Leo. Here’s how an eclipse works – astrologically speaking: Our Sun light encodes information. So when our Moon crosses over the path of our Sun in a Solar Eclipse like the one today, everything goes dark for a while – it’s as if radio station of planet earth turns off and the ‘power goes out’ for a moment in time. And never again will we go back to that same original power source of as before. New light-encoded information is being processed during an eclipse.
By the time the Moon travels across and clears the other side of our Sun, a brand new post-eclipse light will begin to shine from our Sun. New beats broadcast from our Suns radio station, as the channel has forever changed. And so, after an Eclipse, this is why we can no longer dance to the same old music anymore, whether it be a job, a thought, a relationship, a home, or a habit. That old power source no longer exists because there has been a sort of power outage and a cosmic upgrade in the heavens.
Lean in to the new challenge that is way outside from your old comfort zone. Trust the Eclipse path and let it work with you. Eclipses are here to help us to evolve.
This one is an invitation to turn off the power in one area of your life, and in fact if you don’t, the cosmic forces may just help pull the rug. The good news is that this is a friendly Eclipse in Leo conjunct the North Node, meaning that you will feel a strong gush of wind behind you pushing you much faster than you could run on your own – as if you are not even the one steering for a while. It angles to Saturn and Uranus in the sky, showing me that the journey will be full of synchronicity and a secure landing is very possible when you make this leap into a bright unknown.
However it will be most important that you stay in your radiant light (despite the fear and shadow self that can also creep up during this time). A good daily practice in Eclipse Season is to imagine that there is an actual sun beaming out from your heart and shining in all directions around you. Also Citrine is a stone ruled by the Sun so wearing it, can also help you to repel the darkness and help you to stay in your light, opening up to your infinite potential.
This Eclipse will point to where we are in the way of our soul potential by shining a glaring light on the shadows. Because of this stark brightness, things that you need to see will be suddenly exposed and you may be pulled from a deep rut that you did not even realize was a rut to begin with.
Let go and let the Eclipse work its magic. An old version of self will begin to easily fall away as you embrace the new courageous and authentic quality of light that now radiates from your heart. Yeah babe, you got this!
Eclipse – Scopes
Let Go: Draining relationships and social circles that do not make you feel amazing
Dive In: Love, Romance, Fellow fire signs will light up the sky for you
Let Go: An old career objective that you’re not 100% passionate about any longer.
Dive In: New Home, paint colors, essential updates to make your home match your state of mind.
Let Go: An old way of sharing your message. It can be much more fun
Dive In: Writing a book, a blog, learning a new language
Let Go: The money story passed down to you from your parents
Dive In: The ability to hone your craft, know your worth and make a great living doing what you love. Increase.
Let Go: Your story about relationships, an old approach to partnering, archaic expectations
Dive In: Express yourself in a big way, creatively, unapologetically, and be generous.
Let Go: An old routine that simply will not fly any longer for your new lifestyle demands
Dive In: More time for spiritual practice, meditation, baths, quality sleep, and gratitude.
Let Go: Unbalanced love affairs, an old way of not valuing yourself in relationships.
Dive In: A high-vibe community that will love you, and just get you without you having to spell it all out.
Let Go: The old home, way of keeping your home, family contracts and ways of relating
Dive In: Dream Job, follow your true calling, where you find your dignity
Let Go: An agreement or contract that is long overdue. Re-imagine your responsibilities.
Dive In: Broadcasting, Publishing, explore opportunities to share your message.
Let Go: That stable income that you have completely outgrown. There is a brighter future for you.
Dive In: Invest your time, money and energy in a project that truly speaks to you.
Let Go : An outdated self-image. Reimagine yourself as the Eclipse appears in your own sign!
Dive In: A divine union. Whether in love or in business, it is your time to partner and commit this year.
Go: Escapism. Give up a habit or an emotional pattern that is keeping you a little too safe.
Dive In: A new work project and health regimen that has potential to capsize your life in a good way.
Rebecca Gordon is a celebrated and world-renowned astrologer, founder of the My Path Astrology School, author, and resident horoscope columnist at Harper’s Bazaar. From bringing astrology to your health on The Dr. Oz Show to writing books, and giving consultations, Rebecca engages a range of audiences on the natural cycles and how to incorporate them for a more graceful, enriched and meaningful existence. Known as New York’s #1 lifestyle astrologer, Rebecca has a penchant for both science and spirit, merging the two with an unmistakable accuracy, passion, and the grounded wisdom of a Virgo. Her newly released astrology book co-authored by Stephanie Marango MD titled ‘Your Body and the Stars’, features the intersection between health, the body and astrology. When she is not translating the stars, Rebecca loves to dance, practice Kundalini Yoga, travel without a map and play the cello!
Learn more about Rebecca Gordon at MyPathAstrology.com