After the two eclipses in July, we will have a third eclipse occurring with the new Moon on August the 11th. This will be a second partial solar eclipse which is a rarity and it will be visible in Europe but not in North America.
Mercury has now begun its retrograde (have you not noticed?) coinciding with the Lunar eclipse that took place then and Mars is already in its long retrograde as it continues to be aligned with the ecliptic points, Rahu and Ketu.
With this transit of Mars, the significations of the planet get amplified which so often brings out volatile energy. Impatience and over-reactions are playing up with many people but also accidents, headaches, accidents and fires are taking place, all significators of Mars. The outbreak of fires in various places in the world is quite alarming.
In August, we will see the completion of a six-month cycle from when the last eclipses occurred. Eclipses occur every six months and often they will make you review some energy or story-line that has been around you during that time. Have you cleared matters up or are they still lingering and perhaps you have pushed it onto the back burner? If they are indeed still lingering, it may then take another six months for you to find a completion (when the next eclipses occur) to this situation. Look and see what your story has been since February. It might even be quite subtle.
When Mercury finishes its retrograde on August the 18th, we may begin to reset with Mars finally going into direct motion at the end of August and when Saturn finishes its long, long retrograde in early September. Yes, Hope is on the way!
The Planetary energies for August will still bring in much intensity so get ready to have your hand near that hot plate for we will have all the inner planets wedged in between those ecliptic points, Rahu and Ketu and once again we will experience this very intense yoga, something that was on us for six months beginning last August of 2017.
Fortunately, this time around, this intense energy will last for only six weeks. So, continue to strap in your seatbelt and allow yourself (if not force yourself!) to look at your cup being half full and see what the bigger picture is with all things that show up in your life! Jupiter, the planet that signifies expansion is out of its Retrograde and ready to move things forward.
We are on the home stretch and if you would like to see what is on the horizon for you, please Book a Vedic Astrology appointment. If you'd like an even more in-depth appointment, you could choose Vedic Astrology with Palmistry.
It will be my pleasure to guide you homeward.