Mercury in retrograde.
Full moon x2.
August is pretty magical to say the least. And it might have you scratching your head trying to figure out what all of that means. That’s why I interviewed Ambi (of Alchemy with Ambi) to provide us some spiritual, universe sent guidance on what to expect this month. She is a spiritual guru and certified master in Holy Fire Karuna and Usui Reiki.
Now you might be scratching your head saying what does this have to do with wellness? Well, I believe that the space you create, the energy you allow in your space, and your spiritual health are all integrated into wellness. ANDDDDDD Ambi is just a super interesting person! So why not! Grab a booch and check it out!
Q: Since you started off with a career in law, how did you transition over to Alchemy?
A: Spirituality, astrology and alternative healing has always been an integral part of my life and psyche. I was born into a very spiritual family with healers, astrologers and mystics in my extended family. My Dad was my first teacher and forever spiritual guide as he taught me to meditate aged 10. I decided I wanted to become a lawyer around the same age as I learnt to meditate as my grandfather passed away and on the night of his passing he came to me in a dream and told me my destiny was to become a lawyer. I followed up on that dream and pursued a legal career with no pushing required from my parents! However my passion for all things mystical never left me. In my early thirties I started to become disillusioned with my legal career and did a number of workshops and courses and began to offer coaching to many of my corporate clients. I then had a dream which told me to move to LA, where the next chapter of my life was, personally, professionally, in all ways! I literally followed my dream and the rest as they say is history…but in short all my passions were clearly part of my purpose and became part of my professional offerings!
Q: So, you LITERALLY FOLLOWED YOUR DREAMS! I love it! Let’s dig into all the magic in the month of August! Why do we have two new moons in Leo this month? What makes this special?
A: Sometimes the cosmos wants us to focus on certain life themes! As a result we occasionally have consecutive lunar cycles in the same sign. New Moons are about beginnings, initiating change and opening new chapters. Soulstrology (my unique cosmic coaching program) says that consecutive New Moons in a particular sign allow us to make big changes in the life areas governed by that sign in our unique natal chart. Look at where Leo rules in your chart (both your unique natal chart and your solar chart based on your sun sign) and the life areas governed by Leo – this is where you can initiate new beginnings, make big changes and expect transformation!
Q: So what should expect from the solar eclipse this month?
A: On the physical earth plane an eclipse is about the sun being eclipsed by the moon and so the Sun ‘disappearing’ as such on the earth plane. Astrologically a solar eclipse is a new moon and therefore about beginnings, however it isn’t like a usual new moon. At a solar eclipse something or someone is usually ‘eclipsed’ from our lives meaning that there is an ending which creates a new beginning. As the Sun traditionally relates to a male influence in our lives we may find that there is an eclipsing of an important male or male energy or influence in our life. At an eclipse just as the light of the sun is obscured so too can be important facts. As this eclipse occurs during mercury retrograde not everything is necessarily as it seems so be mindful of reacting too quickly to events which occur around the eclipse and instead take time to allow the illumination of the bigger picture and all the facts.
Q: Mercury is in retrograde from August 12th until September 5th. What should we know about the Mercury Retrograde this month?
A: The Mercury Retrograde is in Virgo and Virgo is ruled by Mercury so this will be a more potent Mercury retrograde than usual! Virgo/Virgo risings need to take extra retrograde precautions at this time but all of us regardless of our sign need to be extra cautious about signing contracts, communication and travel, as well as the life areas ruled by Virgo in our natal and solar charts. For more Mercury Retrograde do’s and don’ts see my Huffington Post blog: – http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ambi-sitham/mercury-retrograde-make-i_b_5907410.html
Q: Should we expect big changes going on since there is so much astrological energy/activity in August?
A: YES! Change is the theme of the month for August. With eclipses the energy window is three months. Some of will feel the eclipses in August itself. Whereas others will tap into the energies of change that the eclipses are bringing them one month prior or feel the impact one month later. By the Autumn Equinox (September 22nd) life should feel more settled as we have fully concluded one chapter and have entered a new season of life.
Q: What is your advice for the month of August?
A: Stay as cool, calm and collected as you can. Make sure you are grounded!
Allow the winds of change to usher in the next chapter of your life.
Don’t react to any sudden changes judging them as good or bad, allow the dust that the winds of change blow up to settle
Be mindful around all communication, your own and how others may communicate with you, remembering that mercury is retrograde and that can cause misunderstandings.
Thanks for reading my interview with Ambi. For more spiritual guidance, check out her social media prescence below.