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Moon Cycles with Danielle Beinstein: The Solar Eclipse on August 21st

Earlier this month, in honor of the new moon in Leo, astrologer and lunar expert Danielle Beinstein recommended we consider whether our deepest dreams and goals are being realized—and set intentions for the future accordingly. As we head into a solar eclipse on August 21st Danielle advises us to use this supercharged moon as an opportunity to tap into our own inner strength, thereby moving even closer towards those goals and desires. I love her line, “everything we need we already have within us”; what a motivating and empowering message. Read more of her thoughts below! XXJKE

Leo is a dramatic sign, often in search of attention and affection. It prides itself on being the leader of the pack, the mighty queen standing tall. It’s also generous and courageous, forever stoking its creative fire. This Solar Eclipse is both stabilizing and electric, with support from both grounded, mature Saturn and rebellious, out of the box Uranus. How authentic are we? How true to ourselves?

If we’re hiding from the spotlight, why? And if we crave it constantly, why? 

Confidence comes from our core, from our solar plexus. This is our will, our determination to succeed and our ability to manifest. It’s our self-esteem. Where are we operating out of? What’s our driving force? 

Mercury, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto and Neptune are all retrograde. We may have to look back in order to move ahead. What parts of ourselves got left behind? Do we have the courage to gather them back?

This has been a wild month for many as we’ve shed unnecessary skin and rid ourselves of limiting beliefs. Personally and collectively, we’re feeling it. Our shadows are on display. What was hidden in the dark has come to light. We’re being asked to forgo what no longer serves and step up to the plate. The thing is, no one is going to do it for us. No one else can. There’s beauty in realizing this, in tuning into our own capability and taking personal responsibility. We are so much stronger than we think. Yet so often we give our power away.

The truth is, everything we need we already have within us. We are the beauty, the joy, the expansion, the love, the fortitude we seek. It’s all there. We just have to be brave enough to see it.

Today is an excellent day to write affirmations, to acknowledge the qualities we’d like to cultivate more of, to anchor ourselves: I am magnetic. I am beautiful. I am capable. I am wise. I am creative. Whatever resonates. Let’s write them, let’s say them aloud again and again until we finally, recognize and own our worth, until we feel it in our bones and in our heart.

 

 

Astrology: Danielle Beinstein
Artwork: Tara Hogan