Astrological Insights | Eclipse Season

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On Monday, August 21st, a cosmic dance will take place where the moon will pass between the earth and sun in a solar eclipse. The moon’s shadow will fully cover the sun along a narrow path of totality stretching from the Pacific Northwest to the southeast Atlantic coast. In light of this monumental moment, we asked our in-house Acupuncturist + Holistic Nutritionist, Kelly Sherman of Wax and Wane Wellness, to share her astrological insights as to what's going on in the cosmos and how we can foster this powerful Solar Eclipse and New Moon energy. 

If you’re reading this and feel as though the last couple of weeks have been a wild ride, you’re certainly not alone. “Eclipse Season” happens twice a year and is a cluster of 2-3 lunar/solar eclipses in about a month’s time. The energy around eclipses are even more intense than our usual new and full moon each month, and goddess knows those are potent all on their own!

We are currently in an Eclipse Season that was heralded in by the new moon in Leo on July 23rd and consists of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius that happened on August 7th and the “Great American” New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo happening on August 21st. What it boils down to is this: a huge opportunity for transformation and growth and shifts in the areas of our lives that fall in the Aquarius-Leo axis. Now, this axis falls in different places for each of us depending on when, where, and what time we were born, but the intuitive, Divine Feminine approach to astrology invites us to simply FEEL what it is we’re feeling.

Your Inner Forward-thinking, Innovative, Visionary and Revolutionary (Aquarius) and your Inner Proud, Confident, Bold, Leader (Leo) are the one’s that are feeling all the feels this Eclipse Season.

You don’t need to see it on a diagram to know where those aspects of your psyche have been feeling: pressurized, tense, silenced, challenged, outraged. Perhaps you’re interfacing with a familiar struggle you thought you’d conquered (...this again?!)!


Might you also be feeling some major potential energy in a particular area? Suddenly seeing a situation differently and sensing new options? Having that “this is it!” knowing around the timing for one thing or another? Feeling empowered to make it happen?

Change is uncomfortable. Alchemy is f*cking intense. Sit with it. If you feel like you’re losing your mind, I’m going to venture to say that you’re doing it right. Trust that the cosmic climate conditions are ideal to support you through it, squeezing in all the right places and therefore encouraging you to make changes in line with your highest good -- impacting you personally (Leo) and the Collective (Aquarius) to pop you out on the other end a more integrated and higher vibration version of yourself. Find the expansion in the pressure.

You got this.

Kelly Sherman is an Acupuncturist and Holistic Nutritionist residing in Richmond, VA and is on a mission to integrate the wisdom of the traditional healing arts into our fast paced lives and modern approach to healthcare. Learn more about Kelly and her offerings here

For further insight and enlightening astro musings, follow along with some of our favorite astrologers: @mysticmamma @chaninicholas @thebodyastrologer