How your zodiac sign should handle this month’s lunar eclipse

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It’s officially Leo season: time to get in touch with your inner child, and let the star you aspire to be shine. It’s time to be authentically you.

This month is a busy one so you’ll need to prioritize. There are two major dates to look out for this month: a new moon on August 2 and a full moon lunar eclipse in Aquarius on August 18. New moons denote new beginnings, whereas lunar eclipses mean almost a year’s worth of full moons wrapped up into one big one. Sound scary? Well, it can be life-changing, particularly if you’re an Aquarius born between February 11 and February 19, a Leo born between August 11 and August 21, a Taurus born between May 10 and May 20, or a Scorpio born between November 12 and November 22. If this is the case, you’ll feel the eclipse more than anyone. It will gift you a direct message, one of bravery and authenticity—so be you, and stop making excuses.

That said, we can all expect some shifts with the lunar eclipse. They can affect our home, family, and level of emotional comfort. They bring the subconscious into conscious awareness so that you can confront your own mental blocks by integrating newly discovered parts of yourself. In order to do so, you have to allow pieces of you to disintegrate and die, so that you can change and grow—which is necessary for your future.

Get ready to see what the lunar eclipse has in store for you—and pick up your power product to help you make the most of it.

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This month, you’ll rekindle with your innocent childlike behavior and play with the creativity that still lies dormant within you. Be more open to the creative process, and allow it to lead the way. Let go of the need for approval, and just go with the flow. Integrate all parts of yourself into your creativity, and keep an open mind.

You could feel the need to lead a group, to join something new, or to feel that you belong. Remember that in getting to know your inner child, you’ll find your way. After August 22, things get more serious, and you’ll be focused on remedying all the indulgences you’ve had during August, so enjoy all this playtime while it lasts.

Your August power product: A hanging mobile, reminding you of the unison and ease of the creative process.



Family matters will surface for you this month—perhaps even deep-seated ones. Every family has skeletons in the closet—sometimes we just don’t know it yet. You may worry that family stress may affect your home or vice versa, or you may be realizing that a change in your career means a change for your family.

Whatever the outcome, try to go with the flow, and know that things are shifting for the best. Spending more time rummaging through your family lineage and memorabilia this month might reveal some answers, or at the very least inspire you and give you a deeper sense of belonging. After August 22, the mood lifts, and you’ll be focused on having more fun.

Your August power product: A newspaper rack—a chic way to keep your family memorabilia.



Work obligations subside, and that’s a good thing. The eclipse on August 18 will allow you to let go of work responsibilities a little more. If you’ve wanted to go back to school or to take an extra course to enhance your knowledge, you’ll soon have more time to focus on what makes you happy. Not only will you be better equipped and more refreshed for your job, but you’ll cultivate more enthusiasm for your path in general.

Every once in a while, we need to indulge in some new stimuli in order continue doing the same thing. Sometimes we need to let something go entirely to discover more of what our heart wants. In August, your personal philosophy or religious beliefs are tried and tested as you come into more self-awareness.

Your August power product: A fire pit. Have you heard of burning ceremonies typically done around the full moon? Do your research, and get into it.



Work and monetary fluctuations are your focus in August. It’s an excellent time to look into investing in yourself. Money comes easily to you now through your own efforts, but pay close attention to tax debt. If you owe anything or anyone, try to pay it off now before it weighs heavily on you.

August 18 will be a particularly resourceful, regenerative, and even sexually transformative time. If you’re in a partnership, the way you give and receive love is shifting—pay close attention. Does your love come with attachments and expectations, or can you give more freely? You are experiencing some sort of metaphysical death. Go with it and you’ll feel renewed in the months to come.

Your August power product: A bird bath or fountain—listen to the flowing current of water, which can be a metaphor for life’s cycles.



Happy birthday, Leo! The ball is in your court when it comes to relationships this month. If you’re experiencing relationship issues or you’ve been arguing, now would be the time to tell the other person how you feel and to renegotiate the terms of your partnership.

You have a guardian angel looking over you this month. On August 2, there’s a new moon in your sign and it’s officially your New Year—so make a big glamorous wish! Stay centered, and share your abundant gifts with others—you are magnetic, and you have the Midas touch right now. Just make sure to make decisions about your relationships before the lunar eclipse on August 18 and all major financial decisions before August 30.

Your August power product: Angel wings or sky-related art to remind you that you’re protected and to share your good graces.

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By Rose Theodora for MyDomaine
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