Feeling a bit off this summer?
You could blame it on the weather or situations that have been happening around you... or, perhaps it’s the five planets that are soon to be in retrograde.
With Venus continuing its retrograde this month (until September the 3rd), some of you may feel this has been a time of disappointment and disillusionment but when it comes to the finishing line (September the 3rd) you might then see it’s been a time for some much-needed resolution.
Difficulties in a relationship may have reached a climatic point for some of you or perhaps some issues have occurred with family and friends, but if you can, it's best to not fully react and become a player in that movie.
The storyline may not be as real as you think...just like the movies presently out there as they get changed to fit into this insane woke culture!
However, Venus in retrograde can often be a make or break it moment for relationships.
Venus in retrograde in close proximity to the Sun (combustion) can also have a powerful effect bringing disharmony into the world enhancing an economic downfall which the outer planets are indicating for the fall.
Before August 21, 2023, Venus in its retrograde is hidden behind the sun and therefore only it’s shadow can be seen. How interesting is that!
If you do catch Venus this month on a telescope, it will only be a thin crescent.
In the later part of August, Venus will once again show herself as it rises in the east shortly before sunrise.
Shortly after the 21st, we have our good old friend, Mercury once again going into retrograde joining Neptune, Saturn, Pluto, and Venus. We also have Rahu and Ketu, the moon’s ecliptic points who are always retrograde.
Mercury in retrograde will bring some erratic and hectic energy into our lives, so get ready!
Mercury in retrograde officially begins on the 24rth of august lasting until mid-September but usually a week before as Mercury begins to slow down it's motion and put on the proverbial brakes, scrambled energy will be noticed.
Is there any good news? Of course, there is always a polarity.
And it's not bipolar energy which is certainly around these days with Venus and Neptune in retrograde!
My dear friend Shirley Bolstok, who has left this 3D plane, put a lot of energy and faith into the Lions gate Portal which happens each year in August and so I thought to share this article written my Melanie Beckler at www.askangels.com
“Every year on and around the eighth day of the eighth month of the year (August 8th), there is a cosmic alignment called “the Lions Gate Portal” or “the Lions Gateway”.
The Lions Gate Portal marks a time of increased cosmic energy flowing between the physical and spiritual realms.
This astrological and spiritual gateway has roots that go back to the ancient Egyptians and for thousands of years has been observed and honored as a sacred time of activating energy and good vibes.
The 8-8 Lions Gate Portal is marked by the powerhouse number 8-8, the Sun's presence in the Astrological sign of Leo the Lion, and the rising of the star Sirius on the horizon.
Sirius is often associated with the expansive qualities of the planet Jupiter, and carries an energetic impulse for action and accomplishment, providing an open window for manifestation, and consciously co-creating with the natural energy to manifest blessings in your life.
As the star Sirius rises in the night sky, Orion's Belt directly aligns with the Pyramid of Giza, and from our perspective on Earth, it appears that Sirius (the brightest star we can see) comes closer to the Earth. For a little “cosmic perspective,” the star Sirius is twice the size of our Sun and 26x brighter!
This is why during the Lion's Gate Portal there is such a profound and powerful source of spiritual light available to you during this time.
It's like a cosmic holiday emphasizing soul embodiment, celebrating the abundance of life's blessings, attaining elevated spiritual wisdom, nurturing growth, manifesting and harvesting the bounty of the season.
This means that the time around the 8-8 Lion's Gate is powerful to start manifesting!
The Lions Gate Portal 2023 dates are July 28th- August 12th, 2023, with the peak energies 8-8!”
Enjoy your manifestation my Sirius brothers and sisters. Thank you, Shirley!
Please do book a private reading with me if you'd like to see how your own planets are affected during these tumultuous times.
John R. Fyfe