SOLAR ECLIPSE IN LEO 18 degrees
A Solar Eclipse in the sign of Leo will take place on August 11th, 2018. Solar Eclipses are a massive door opening from the Universe. YOU must lay seeds in this area of life AFTER it appears, depending on your sign (and rising sign) to receive the greatest change. The power of this Solar Eclipse lasts until an entire year because we will not have a Full Moon or another eclipse in Cancer for almost a year! The actions you take from August 11th – August 23rd will likely come to fruition in very big ways by January 21st, 2019 (plus or minus four days) depending on the success of your initial plans.
DESTINY HAS COME.
Great destined events are going to come about due to the power of this Solar Eclipse. Solar Eclipses are often “friendly,” and bring about new blessings and new beginnings that change our lives for many years. These fated events will transform your life depending on where they fall in your horoscope.
IT IS ECLIPSE SEASON.
There are two types of eclipses – Solar Eclipses, that take place on a New Moon – as well as Lunar Eclipses, which take place on a Full Moon. Solar Eclipses are when the moon moves and masks the Sun, while Lunar Eclipses are when the Earth’s shadow is cast upon the moon. Eclipses come in a pair of signs six months a part usually twice a year. Solar Eclipses bring massive new beginnings, while Lunar Eclipses bring huge culminations and conclusions. Solar Eclipses are highly energized while Lunar Eclipses are always very emotional. Whenever eclipses take place, it is best to keep your eyes and ears searching for what the Universe is about to bless you with – suddenly, change is here and we must accept it and be ready to take it. Solar Eclipses are three times as powerful as a normal New Moon, while Lunar Eclipses are three times more powerful than a Full Moon.
ECLIPSE ENERGY FORECAST: THE UNIVERSE IS ON YOUR SIDE
This eclipse will bring forth many of the attributes of the fire sign, Leo. A sign of creativity, action, adventure, and the ego (confidence and vision), this Solar Eclipse amplifies those energies and will cause people to be more fiery, spontaneous, and expressive, particularly in how they go about their intimate relationships and pursuing their passion. The most important aspect to this eclipse is that Mercury will be conjunct it, meaning that it is in the same place in the sky. This causes the energy of Mercury to completely blend with the eclipse and be broadcast over everything. However, Mercury is retrograde, meaning that we will be internalizing a lot of the energy that it rules: communication, advertising, business, and all connection. Because of this, we may notice an increased amount of mental activity and discussion taking place, particularly about what is “true” and “untrue” in our lives and in the media. Our energy will beg to be highly active and focused on connecting with others, but because it is retrograde, we will need to recognize that not everything that is decided now will be the final say – things will evolve over the next six months. Be careful to listen to what others are saying, think deeply about what you want to do, and THEN make your moves. Don’t be too active because you may miss an important detail or information. Jupiter also plays an important role with this eclipse, sending a sharp signal to the Sun and Moon – however, Jupiter only brings gifts, so this is something not to be too overly concerned with. This type of energy makes us feel larger than life and confident. Again, I urge that rather than jumping headfirst into something (a project, a romance, a contract), take a step back to be humble and assess your position. Then, by moving forward with grace, you are certain to be blessed by the energy of this transit. Yet again, to our luck, several of the planets are still in harmony. Jupiter and Neptune are showering the Universe with magic – creating fantasies in our minds and helping us to realize that true beauty can exist if we open our hearts to it and make an effort to bring it into our lives. Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn are also still making love across the stars, bringing balance to the chaos in our lives by helping us find calm in the storm if we ground ourselves, find time to meditate and go into nature, and give thanks for the beauty that we have been given.
Love, romance, fun, adventure, and creativity shine for you now. You'll be more attractive, so if you're single, get your face out there! Meet people. It's better to meet people through friends or socially rather than apps. Plan some events. Some of you may be moving and changing up your lifestyle. Embrace every ounce of change that is coming. You're worth it. Also, there may be a focus on art projects and you may feel more inspired than any recent times. Embrace that muse. It was meant for you. If you have children, they may be taking focus for you.
The foundation of your life can change. The way you love yourself, self-love, as well as everything to do with family, home, your "chosen home/family," Mother/Father relationships, and anything to do with domestic matters will be apparent now. Jump on real estate if you can. Update your living space. Buy some new furniture, give a wall a fresh coat of paint, look for that perfect cooking set for you to entertain with. Being domestic is going to go well for you, now, so invite friends over or use this time to enjoy your home. Also, you’re going to be considering what truly makes you happy and if you have the things in your life you need, particularly self-respect and self-love. Look in the mirror and ask yourself: "Do I like myself? What do I truly need? What makes me happy? Am I on a path that is fulfilling emotionally?” Answer these questions truthfully.
Get ready to expand all areas of communication. Focus on advertising, social media, grow your presence online or with people, and anything ruled by communication will flourish. Meet new people. Reach out to new contacts. Ask others for new contacts. Submit a resume. If you want a job in any of these areas listed, get it, because you can. Writing. Agencies. Contracts. It's all lighting up. If you are launching a campaign in any of these areas, it will be divinely blessed by the cosmos. The time is now. Lay the seeds.
Money seems to be about to come in – or ways to generate more of it. Increase your income by looking for better jobs or by asking for a raise. Show you're qualified. Update that resume. Also focus on the things you "own," especially your possessions. People are not possessions, but if you look at people in that way, make sure they're yours, dependent on you, and you will lock that down. What do you own? Make sure it's yours to stay -- because it can be. If you're looking to buy things, you're likely to have luck.
This New Moon is ALL ABOUT YOU, and that means you are in the spotlight. Use this time to evaluate who you are, what you want, and where you are going. You can utilize the power of this New Moon in any way you’d like, but it is the only New Moon to fall in your sign until next year. Use this time to analyze how you want to shine – and then go for it! Put yourself out there. Get a fresh new haircut, wardrobe, or style. Start that project that’s been on the backburner that you’ve always wanted to pursue. Become the person you were meant to be. If your birthday falls three days before or after August 11th, this will be a BIG year for you. It will be one with lots of new beginnings, new relationships, and you will see how this year marks a major change for your life. You may move to a new home or city or see a huge shift in your lifestyle and view of the world. This will also occur if you have 18 degrees Leo as an Ascendant/Rising Sign (+/- 4 degrees). Be ready! Here it comes.
All things that are hidden and growing will soon come to light for you. Your time is coming. Every dream, fire, desire, and focus is in your scope now. Things may come out that you've long hidden or things that have been hidden by other people, so be aware. This New Moon will "clear out" the past year, and get you ready to finally shine. Lay any seed you want to germinate slowly. It will need more time than most. Lay your biggest endeavors at the next New Moon September 9th, 2018, so use this time to release the past and let go of pain and enemies.
Your dreams and aspirations, as well as friends, are heating up. What do you want long-term and how do you get it? Think about that vision you've always wanted. Make a plan. You're good at that. Create the steps. Make it possible. This can cover any area of life. However, you're about to heat up a lot of social fun, and you're likely to find these dreams align with new people you meet, so say YES to your social engagements and watch your coming year light up with stronger friendships and ferocity.
This New Moon will help lay a pattern of success in your career for you that will last six months to a year. The seeds you lay around this time will crown you in success, glory, or public recognition. Send resumes. No updated resume yet? Do it now. And make sure you make a list of some top candidates you want to apply to. Search out anyone and anything that can improve your power, “fame,” and status in your life. Sometimes, this even means aligning yourself with people or partners in order to create united power. If you want a public marriage, relationship, or business engagement, this would be the time to lay that forward too. Pay attention to offers that come by, new projects that are gaining momentum, or any lover/partner that may able to lift you to the stars.
Grow your mind, expand your horizons, and travel are open roads to you now. Academics, spirituality, and media (public relations, publication, television, writing of all sorts but on a very large scale) can be blessings to you. Find ways to better yourself by looking at how you are connected to the greater world. Join groups. Fine tune skills. Find mentors. Ask for help. This is a pivotal moment to get your life together before you are about to ramp up to career momentum at the next New Moon. New experiences are awaiting you, so buckle up and get ready for the ride. You’re going to flourish.
Anything to do with deep union is in focus. Loans. Joint bank accounts and businesses. Combined projects and ownership. Sexuality, especially when it is not in balance. Secrets. Things that are not equal. This will be a time where you can forge stronger unions and start new ones. Money is likely to be in focus for many of you. The biggest thing you'll be thinking about is: what do you owe me? What do I owe you? Make sure that you open yourself to deeper connections and to giving and receiving in more fulfilling ways. However, do not take on more “debt” than you can give back – remember, balance in partnerships, however you establish them, is key.
Partnerships. Business. Marriage. "Becoming official." Long-term friendships. Unions. You can be blessed with all. This is a good time to assess what you want in a serious partner and what you do not. Make a list. If you have a partner (in business or love), use this time to talk about taking your union to the next level and how you can compromise and work better together. If it’s not going to work, it may be time to let that relationship go. For those looking for key partnerships, it may be a time where you meet a destined one or someone finally steps up in the ways you’ve been hoping for. This may also be a fortunate time in connection with the public.
Work, work, work, work. It’s time to buckle down and get everything moving in motion. Use this time to amplify your work life. Ask for more projects from employers. If you're self-employed, advertise and get your name out there. Ask for referrals. If you work for a business, make sure you're being seen by your superiors. You'll also be focusing on your fitness and daily rhythm. How do you balance your work-life? Anything to do with fitness/health is also in focus: want to lose weight? Kick that bad habit? Quit smoking? Get on a plan. Meet a doctor. Stop waiting. Do it now. If you want to get a new job, this would be a time to be rocking out those resumes. Use this time well. Grind. It’ll pay off.
Kyle Thomas is a writer, producer, and lyricist living in Los Angeles. Astrology has always inspired him and he is a great believer in using the Universe to manifest the life you've always dreamt of. Follow Kyle Thomas on Instagram (@MrKyleThomas), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/kylethomasulatowski), or Twitter (@Mr_KyleThomas). More info: www.kylethomascreative.com