August’s Full Moon is all About Learning Through Experience

By in Mastershift

The month of August has quickly been gaining quite a lot of hype and excitement. This is primarily due to a total Solar Eclipse on August 21st which will usher in a new beginning. However before we hit that reset button we will be given an opportunity to reflect and refresh on some key lessons.

A major theme of this year is expanding through experience. We are living in a time where participation is the best way to learn. Sure, we could read all the books and watch all the documentaries but if we do not act on what we absorb than what is the point?

The cosmos is literally set on fire this month. We have major planetary players (for those interested in the astro details: Uranus, Saturn, Mars, the Sun, the North Node and the Moon are transiting fire signs) igniting a fire within us.

This fire is our passions, our callings and our hearts desires. Not only are we now worthy of receive these in physical form; we are rapidly attracting them.

We are becoming extremely strong magnets. The experiences we’re drawing towards us right now hold some extremely valuable lessons. It’s a great opportunity to act and integrate a new way of being.

2016 was heavy. The start of 2017 also brought up a great deal of “shadow stuff” for each of us. Chances are we’ve learned more about ourselves over the last 2 years than we could have ever imagined was possible. We’ve been warriors, renegades and pioneers entering uncharted territory of personal development.

Simply put; we are evolving beyond the old fears which used to keep us trapped.

The full moon on August 7th (which is also a partial Lunar Eclipse) is asking us to reflect on where we use to get stuck. It’s encouraging us to take note of where we’ve grown and how we grew. It’s important to take this look back in order to fully integrate the wisdom we’ve received through recent experiences.

Yes it’s been a bumpy ride; however if we stay stuck, angry and resentful of our hardships how will we ever return to the smooth path that wants to find us?

There is a lessons here in balancing our intellectual perspectives with our creative impulses. One is not better than the other; yet often our logical brains throw water on the fire of our hearts.

There’s a reason we are passionate about certain things. It’s no coincidence we love the things we do. That fire in our hearts and bellies are our callings.

Now is the time to listen.

Listening requires courage; but if we look back over the last year and a half it’s easy to see how brave we are.

May we look at all we have accomplished. May we get clear on the key lessons we have experienced. Most importantly may we intend to implement and act on these insights.

We are going to plant some potent seeds at the end of the month; but first let’s enjoy where we are at. This acceptance will prepare our soil for the Solar Eclipse’s seeds which will no doubt lead to the harvest of a lifetime throughout the coming year.

Remember to make creativity a priority. Listen to the expansive heart over the narrow mind.

So let us sit back, accept ourselves, review our journeys and most importantly be proud of how far we have come.

About the Author: Shannon Hugman is a professional astrologer and creator of the Art of Astrology Online Academy. She is excited to be offering a Solar Eclipse Intention Circle which will help you harness this special opportunity and ground it’s power into your reality. Read more about that here. She is also available for personal readings at or if you are interested in learning how to give yourself readings check out her online classes.


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