Horoscopes for today’s solar eclipse in Leo ~ August 11, 2018

Editor’s Note: Yes, the influence of the stars and planets do affect the way we feel, operate, and create as humans here on Earth. This morning’s partial solar eclipse is a special time to better understand how astrology influences our lives. Read your horoscopes from Chani Nichols for this eclipse, and..
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Horoscopes for Saturday’s Solar Eclipse in Leo
 

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August 11th   

2:58 AM PTNew Moon/Partial Solar Eclipse at 18° of Leo

The last of these Lions, there will be no more solar eclipses in Leo for some time. Save for one lunar eclipse in Leo in January 2019, these beasts are nearing the end of their hunt with us.

Eclipses come in prides. Groupings. Happening every 6 months, eclipses will occur in (mostly) the same signs for roughly 2 years. The first eclipse in Leo happened in February 2017, the last in January 2019.

Take a look back at what you have developed over the last year and a half. You’ll most likely notice that you have become more aware of your hunger, desire, and need to self-express, create, and infuse your life with more honest expressions of your nature, talents, and gifts.

Leo rules the sun. The sun’s light is eclipsed during a solar eclipse. The sun is symbolic of our life purpose in astrology. It is our Essential Self. When solar eclipses occur, the shadow aspect of ourselves and our lives is revealed. In Leo, this shadow has to do with our ego. Our image. Our inflation.

What gets in the way of living out our life’s purpose must be identified. Interrogated. Deconstructed. Repurposed for its energetic value. No part of self ever need be destroyed, but our unhelpful behaviors and self-sabotaging ways need to be composted. Broken down so that the energetic value inherent in them can be used more intelligently.

This solar eclipse in Leo helps us discover the parts of our personalities that betray our best intentions. The defenses that we unconsciously erect that inhibit opportunity from flowing to us and through us. The envy within us that constricts abundance from befriending us. The scarcity mentality that our egos think is protecting us but is really just impeding our ability to grow into and through the challenges presented.

Ruled by the heart, Leo needs love. Appreciation. Attention. The same is true for aspects of self that are suffering, cause our suffering, or only know how to suffer. We cannot reject our less attractive, less accomplished, or less socially acceptable selves. That only strengthens their feeling of being unworthy. It only strengthens any inner rebellion brewing. It only gives us more reason to self-sabotage.

We must invite these aspects of self in. Into a space of no-nonsense loving kindness. Into a paradigm of compassion and accountability. Into our conscious awareness so that they have a place to rest, heal, and reveal the true energetic value that they possess.

August 12th

Mars Rx (re)enters Capricorn

In Capricorn until September 10th, Mars will have spent 3 of the 12 months of 2018 in this sign. With Saturn and Pluto also in Capricorn (and also currently retrograde), the area of your chart that contains Capricorn is being treated to a thorough review. Having Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in the same sign, or part of our chart, is an intensive in taking responsibility for our part of any problem, situation, or circumstance we find ourselves in. For some this may feel like breaking point, a time where we have taken on a little too much, a time to say no to new projects for the moment.

As Mars reviews the part of sky it moved through back in mid-May 2018, we too get to return to what we were doing then. Whatever we were working through is now back to be re-worked, re-viewed, and reintegrated into our lives. We’ve learned. We’ve grown. We’ve made the adjustments that were necessary.

Now it’s time to finish this work with some finesse.

August 18th

Mercury in Leo sextile Venus in Libra, both at 11°

Mercury in Leo stations direct at 11°

This is one of the most affirming ways to complete a retrograde cycle. Given the fact that the sextile traditionally belongs to Venus, this is a loving, affirming, and fortuitous exit for Mercury. As the planet begins its forward movement it gets the gift of Venus’s blessings. This combo asks us to move forward with sweetness. With love. With the aesthetics of adoration to adorn ourselves with. With the last eclipse complete, and Mercury now beginning to move forward, we are given the chance to digest an aspect of the lessons learned over July and August.

August 19th

Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces, both at 15°

This is the third and final trine between these two idealists. Third time is hopefully the charm for us all as Jupiter, Queen of Exuberant Optimism allies itself with Neptune, Mistress of Imaginative Inspiration. This is a time to dream big and believe in the possibility of making every aspect of it into a reality.

August 22nd – August 25th

Sun enters Virgo

Sun in Virgo trines Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus, all at 2°

This year’s onset of Virgo Season (beginning August 22nd) is gifted with an auspicious offering from Saturn and Uranus. Forming a trine to both (exact on August 25th), the sun’s first couple of days in Virgo exemplify the innovation that we are able to implement when we work at mastering the form of any given thing. This aspect creates an  opportunity for us to take what we have already worked on and use it in new and groundbreaking ways. The wheel needs no re-invention, it just needs to be put to modern use.

This blessing is bestowed especially upon all those whose birthday falls between the 22nd and the 26th of August. This year you have extra encouragement to experiment with what works in your life and some ease putting it to use.

  


Aries & Aries Rising

No one person, place, or worldly position can create a life of meaning for me. I do not look outside for what can only be fulfilled within. I do not try to get love, praise, or power from the world. I look for ways in which I can put more love into the structures I enter. I wonder how I might put more praise upon what is deserving of it but hardly gets it. I seek to put more of my energy towards deconstructing harmful paradigms set up within me so that I can better recognize them and deconstruct them out in the world.

I know that every time I create a space for my own healing, I am making a powerful statement to myself and my life. Declaring that I too am worthy of such a radical act of love, I reclaim any power I gave the world to dictate how well I am doing.

This is where I put my focus. This is where I seek to build a life. This is where I come to refill and refuel. I gather myself around the fires of my creative capacities. This is the flame that I am devoted to maintaining. This is the alchemical process that I abandon my ego to. It is not about what hasn’t happened. My power lies within what I am creating in this moment.

The more I let go of what I think my life should look like, the more I am able to align myself with the regenerative energy of my creative process. I am using my time to discover, uncover, and validate the talent I naturally possess and the work ethic needed to help this goldmine do what it came here to.

Please join me for A Workshop for the Eclipse Season Part II where you will receive an in-depth reading and ritual for your sign for the solar eclipse/new moon in Leo and the astrology of the lunar cycle from August 11th – September 8th.

 


Taurus & Taurus Rising

The more I give to my inner life, the more secure I feel. The more I allow myself the opportunity to heal, the more peace I get to experience. The more time I spend on getting myself sorted out internally, the more easily my days, weeks, months, and life flows.

I prioritize my well-being. My needs need not feel neglected. The more love and appreciation I allow myself to feel, the more I am able to witness it in the world. The more understanding I give myself, the more patience I have for the ups and downs of my life. The more attention I give my unfolding, the more I am able to honor the growth that happens, be it fast or slow.

With this eclipse I commit to creating, honoring, and protecting the temples that house my most profound transformations. I honor the containers that make my metamorphosis possible. I know that I need spaces and places where I can be tender, messy, and unformed. I give great thanks for the homes that let me be unsure, unfinished, and undone. I have endless gratitude for the families that let me shine half-dressed and lipstick a mess, dancing alongside me like we don’t care who’s watching. I know that the lineages I come from are full of triumphs and losses, fears and fabulousness, unforgivable actions and incredible offerings. I am the composite of all this, but I am more than the sum of it and it is my job to figure out how to heal what I am holding and discover who and what I am outside of these stories.

Please join me for A Workshop for the Eclipse Season Part II where you will receive an in-depth reading and ritual for your sign for the solar eclipse/new moon in Leo and the astrology of the lunar cycle from August 11th – September 8th.

 


Gemini & Gemini Rising

I honor the framework of my days. I hang them along the weeks, months, and years of my life with great care. I make sure that they are broad enough to encompass the scope of my vision. Sturdy enough to encapsulate the collages of all my dreams. Able to compliment the shape of my drive.

Each day is a temple that I enter, praise, and worship with my actions. I am devoted to discovering my impact through each communication I have. I am dedicated to understanding the power of my thought process. I am on the look-out for the ways in which I speak against myself. Sending the world mixed messages confuses my chances of having direct access to opportunities meant for me.

I iron out my energetic kinks by aligning my thoughts and actions. My values and goals connect without contortion. There is no incongruence between my beliefs and my daily habits. I do not half-ass what I believe in. I am fully present for the impact that my actions have so that I can also be fully present for the benefits.

With this eclipse I remember that I am worthy of receiving what I work so hard to achieve. This world owes me nothing but I owe myself the chance to see what I can do with what I have been given each and every day.

Please join me for A Workshop for the Eclipse Season Part II where you will receive an in-depth reading and ritual for your sign for the solar eclipse/new moon in Leo and the astrology of the lunar cycle from August 11th – September 8th.

 


Cancer & Cancer Rising

I know the value of my shine. The worth of my well-being. The riches that a good glow bestows upon me. I don’t waste time worrying about what others get wrong about my work; instead I do what I can to reveal the depth, richness, and beauty of what I have been given to work with. As much as I can, I use everything that happens in my life as an opportunity. To heal. To reveal to myself what my life is capable of. To wonder into the future.

Imagination is just as important as action.

The more I can envision what I want to create, the more natural it feels when I am doing so. The more time I spend feeling the emotional energy of my daydreams, the quicker I can recognize  when I am in-line with them in real time. The more I honor what inspires me, the more inspiration can naturally flow into the forms that I am constructing.

I know that healing my relationship to myself is what transforms every aspect of my world. What I want to experience materially is a reflection of what I want to express energetically. I let myself dream of big, beautiful futures, but I prioritize the feeling of well-being ahead of any material gifts I am hoping to create. Without it, not much is worth much.

Love is the cornerstone of my empire. Nothing brilliant gets built without it. Nothing magnificent exists in opposition to it. Nothing about my success is pleasurable unless I view it as the essence of my fortune. I am here to learn how to shine while experiencing the sheer joy of creating my life, my work, and my world each and every day.

Please join me for A Workshop for the Eclipse Season Part II where you will receive an in-depth reading and ritual for your sign for the solar eclipse/new moon in Leo and the astrology of the lunar cycle from August 11th – September 8th.

 


Leo & Leo Rising

I believe that I have the right to exist as I am, at this time, and in this way. I am made in the image of my maker, even if too few recognize it. Even when the world may have forgotten, disappeared, diminished, and disavowed itself from me and my kind.

The world is not where I seek approval. To my own self I am true and that truth is what I give the world.

I may need love from my fellows, friends, and siblings, but I won’t wait for anyone to make room for me. I make space for myself and I invite those in that need the warmth. A hearth to gather round. An encouraging space to experience reflection. A theatre where we can all be applauded for our natural beauty, talents, and gifts.

I know that as I grow more affectionate towards myself, I allow space for others to do the same. I know that the more I am able to witness, hold, and share my pain, the more I let others know that change is possible. Change is challenging. Change is a constant choice.

Butterflies are horrific creatures when you catch them mid-metamorphosis. If we focus on the gruesome stages of our growth we’ll never find our wings. I remind myself and others of the importance of persistence and the rewards of determination.

Please join me for A Workshop for the Eclipse Season Part II where you will receive an in-depth reading and ritual for your sign for the solar eclipse/new moon in Leo and the astrology of the lunar cycle from August 11th – September 8th.

 


Virgo & Virgo Rising

I am developing a deeper relationship to myself. A more honest one. A more forgiving one. A more relentless one. I am willing to witness the parts of myself that I might not be proud of. The parts that have never had a chance. The parts that have felt everything was their fault. The parts that don’t yet know how to process shame.

This journey isn’t always easy, simple, or straightforward. My healing can demand that I dig around an issue for what feels like a millennia before I get to its core. But once I do, the truth, energy, and personal  understanding found feels like a kind of justice.

Reflections always do.

What feels unloved, misunderstood, or undervalued within me will persist the more I resist it. With this eclipse I rededicate myself to understanding the wealth trapped, embedded, and held by these complicated queens within.

Being a leader of my life demands that I do as much reflecting as acting, as much introspection as creation, as much meditation as interrupting the world when needed. I’m here to build with all that I have been given. I am here to channel the innovative solutions that are seeking to move through me. I am here to discover all the ways in which the dreams I have can be manifested around me. I am here to enjoy, discover, and develop my inner life as well as my external one.

Please join me for A Workshop for the Eclipse Season Part II where you will receive an in-depth reading and ritual for your sign for the solar eclipse/new moon in Leo and the astrology of the lunar cycle from August 11th – September 8th.

 


Libra & Libra Rising

What I build is made more powerful by those that share it with me. What I create is made more meaningful by those that hold it with me. What I desire to make manifest is fueled by those that are able to dream alongside me.

Getting myself in the most resonant social circles is the greatest growth enhancer I can offer myself right now. Making an effort to show up for the causes that are close to my heart strengthens its ability to give and receive love. Investing my energy in the spaces built for me and my community empowers me, reminding me of what is possible when we come together. Lifting up those around me, whose work moves me, helps all those that are seeking the same dream as me.

I know how strong we are together so I focus on the places where our talents intersect and our dreams compliment one another.

The issues that I work on with others allow for a more honest relationship between us. The issues that need more time to resolve themselves are given the space that they need. Sometimes what a problem needs is respect. Respect for the intelligence of those involved, and the intelligence of the solution to naturally reveal itself when the time is right. I honor the rhythms of my relationships and know that a well-timed pause can clarify, heal, and help a lot.

Please join me for A Workshop for the Eclipse Season Part II where you will receive an in-depth reading and ritual for your sign for the solar eclipse/new moon in Leo and the astrology of the lunar cycle from August 11th – September 8th.

 


Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

This year has taught me that no dream is too vast, no desire too outlandish, no yearning too tall for me to reach. This year I have learned that it is my duty to expand as well as deepen. To explore as well as to invest. To include as well as to protect. This year has asked me to open the parts of my heart that wanted to stay closed for business. Open my mind to ideas that would force me to outgrow my own comfort zones. Open myself to versions of my life that I never dreamed would feel like home.

Saturday’s eclipse asks me what I need to offer to my profession. What I personally possess that might help move the needle. What I dream of being able to offer the field that I most want to impact.

What I am beginning now will grow over the next six months. I confidently pour my energy into what I want to bloom and become. I spend time developing the projects that most reflect my values. The projects that recharge my batteries. The projects that realign me with what helps me feel alive. I don’t worry about what others have done at this professional point. I don’t worry about what others think I should do at this particular juncture. I don’t focus on what should have happened already. I focus all of my personal potency, magic, and creative powers towards what feels like personal and professional freedom. I envision myself in the spaces, situations, and circumstances where I will shine brightly and believe fully in the power of that kind of alignment.

Please join me for A Workshop for the Eclipse Season Part II where you will receive an in-depth reading and ritual for your sign for the solar eclipse/new moon in Leo and the astrology of the lunar cycle from August 11th – September 8th.

 


Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

I remember to look at my current situation through a long-term lens. I know that not everything begins or ends with what is taking place now. I know that whatever is coming up for healing or for understanding will be used as part of a long-term strategy session for my life.

My success lies within my ability to get what I can out of the problems that come about. My success lies within the philosophy that I frame my problems within. My success is dependent on my ability to find the meaning in all the moments of my life, whether celebratory or stopping me in my tracks.

Bumps along my path are an important part of understanding how to tread it. How to hold my heart through the rougher spots. How to help myself make sense of what feels unfair, unhelpful, or unjust.

What I am learning through the issues I face at work will help me to create better containers for future projects. What comes up around money, assets, or resources is sure to connect me to some sore spots, but as I untangle the personal from the financial, I get clearer on the ways in which I can take back my power, give others their issues to hold for themselves, and find ways to lift up the truth of any situation. I am here to work on what matters and to minimize the drama of what impedes me from doing so.

Please join me for A Workshop for the Eclipse Season Part II where you will receive an in-depth reading and ritual for your sign for the solar eclipse/new moon in Leo and the astrology of the lunar cycle from August 11th – September 8th.

 


Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

With extra emphasis placed on my endurance, well-placed efforts, and ability to be dedicated to the projects that refuel me, I have no regrets about the time and energy that I put into all I am working on. This moment is one that teaches me about the impact of directing my energy. The power of no regrets. The importance of taking my time to make the decisions right for me.

There’s no need to rush a decision, but once I know what I need to do I waste not an ounce of my energy in doubt about it.

Saturday’s eclipse helps me to understand the most important collaborations currently in my life. I know that partnering successfully is dependent on all parties being clear about the terms and conditions of agreements made. The more I understand what it is I have to offer, and want to offer, to those I am working with, the clearer I am about how to do so. The less energy I waste on worrying about what isn’t mine to give, the better I can perform. The less energy I waste on trying to be, give, or get something that isn’t mine, the more proficiently I can accomplish my tasks. The less energy I offer to situations that aren’t asking, looking or appreciative, the more I have to give the projects that awaken, support and encourage my growth.

Please join me for A Workshop for the Eclipse Season Part II where you will receive an in-depth reading and ritual for your sign for the solar eclipse/new moon in Leo and the astrology of the lunar cycle from August 11th – September 8th.

 


Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

My relationships are portals of profound transformation. As they need more from me, I am challenged to give more to myself. As they demand a deeper connection to me, I am challenged to forge a deeper connection to myself. What they need me to give to them, I commit to giving to myself in equal, if not greater, measure.

I am only as good of a partner to others as I can be to myself.

I listen closely to those that are closest to me. I listen to myself as I take in what they are communicating. I know that whatever their messages evoke within me is mine to sort through, sort out, and seek the meaning of. Those that test me the most right now are most likely bringing me potent lessons for my growth and my getting it together.

Time spent sorting through the feelings I have will bring me the insight I need. None of this work is wasted. Each reaction that gets set off within me is an energetic engine light signaling what within me needs tending to. If I don’t take a moment to do a little repair, the damage could be much more than I am able to bear.

I honor Saturday’s solar eclipse by clearing any energetic clutter that has piled up in my committed partnerships. I want to be able to build and bring into being whatever these unions are capable of creating so I do my part in preparing them, loving them, and listening to their needs.

Please join me for A Workshop for the Eclipse Season Part II where you will receive an in-depth reading and ritual for your sign for the solar eclipse/new moon in Leo and the astrology of the lunar cycle from August 11th – September 8th.

 


Pisces & Pisces Rising

The more room I make for inspiration, the more of it arrives. With ease. With greater clarity, specificity, and direction. The more I work with this gift, the more it is strengthened and able to point me in directions with astounding precision.

Part of working with my intuition is being able to believe in myself enough to follow up the guidance with action. With commitment. With a resolve to work with it however I can. Developing confidence in my ability to do so is empowering. Knowing how to get myself to work hard on something is key to getting the best out of my days. Knowing what work projects to begin and be a beast about is what Saturday’s eclipse is all about.

I know that the more that I find and trust the work environments that inspire my self-expression, the better my performance will be. I know that the projects that excite me are also the ones that I’ll be able to find rejuvenation through. I know that my energy is best placed in the containers where I am encouraged to find creative solutions, strategies, and ways of working. I’m not here to stay the same. I’m here to challenge myself to reach new heights, experience new depths, and decide, at every moment, to radically embrace my gifts, finding all the ways in which I can share them with the world.

Please join me for A Workshop for the Eclipse Season Part II where you will receive an in-depth reading and ritual for your sign for the solar eclipse/new moon in Leo and the astrology of the lunar cycle from August 11th – September 8th.

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About cindyloucbp

Cynthia is the typical Pisces! Her left brain activities include scientific activities in the hospital laboratory as a manager. Her right-brain activites show as a painter, photographer and musician. She is known as the scientitst who sings!
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