We have the largest, most powerful super full moon of 2023 activating on August 30. I call this an "activation" because of the alignment of several other plants, in sync with this full moon. While luna is always in opposition to the sun during a full moon, we also have the moon conjunct retrograde Saturn and conjunct the trans-Naptunian object Gonggong.
Let's first take a look at retrograde Saturn. While Saturn stations and goes retrograde about once each year for approximately 4 months, this particular retrograde is potent both because of Luna's conjunction with Gonggong, as well as because there are 6 of 10 planets retrograde as well as at least 4 celestial bodies activating and being retrograde. This means we have a lot of retrograde energy coming through to us during this full moon! While full moon's are always times of illumination, the type of illumination here will be about realizations from the past, as we are invited to look at experiences, beliefs and aspects of our lives that could use some revision.
For most in the 3d world the notion of "revising timelines" or "reframing experiences" seems odd. As we are trained in our linear time and fixed space belief systems to think that what happened in the past stays stuck that way, as if written in stone. One of the things I love about teaching energy healing is supporting my students in the experience of timeline revision. Consider for a moment how several people could witness the same thing happening, a wedding, an argument, a speech.. and all of them likely have a different experience of that event and "see'' different things happening. This gives us the hint that all of life is malleable. Everything we see is seen through our own lens of consciousness, which is informed by our past experiences, beliefs and understanding of the nature of reality. Long winded way of inviting you to consider that during this retrograde season you really CAN revise and rewrite the past! Satrun is activating with Luna and Gonggong to support this.
We can really see the depth of this message when we consider Gonggong. Gonggong is considered a trans-Neptunian object, it is a dwarf planet, a member of the scattered disc beyond Neptune. I offer here, as I have before, that the outer planets beyond Jupiter and Saturn work with subtle energy. They are often never understood or misunderstood, precisely because most humans are so desensitized and overloaded with the noise of modern life that they have no idea what subtle energy is, let alone how it works. Many astrologers, myself included, see the outer planets are potentially more powerful than the inner planets we know so well and can often see working in our daily lives. I often say that "the outer planets always win" precisely because they work on the level of subtle energy. This means they work simultaneously here in the physical world as well as in higher dimensions. They are a sort of "dimension-bridger".. supporting us in raising our consciousness and remembering how to tune into and work with subtle energy. I am offering a free workshop on this topic, focusing on Pluto on 9/9, you can join my email list to receive the invite below, for now back to the Super full moon and Luna's conjunction with Gonggong.
Gonggong's symbolism is controversial in that throughout chinese history is primarily written about as a source of chaos and destruction, a mighty force to be feared by humanity. I discuss the myth in the podcast above, and offer another interpretation of Gonggong as a harmonizing force in the universe, much like Ma'at and Libra.. I offer reasons why we can and should consider Gonggong a source of support for us in realigning with and remembering our true nature as powerful creators. With the Sun in opposition to the Moon, Saturn as well as Gonggong we may well have realizations about things in the physical 3d world that seem to be true.. things about ourselves and our experiences ... as malleable/shiftable.. not as "set in stone" and up for revision. This is the magic of this unique alignment of planets, they are converging to offer a shift and lift in collective Karma. Satrun, being the planet of karma, Gongong being a dwarf planet of collective karma, aligning with the moon to support us remembering and revising our own inner knowledge (Gonggong is retrograde with Saturn :)
This activation is preparing us for the upcoming eclipse season, which kicks off in September. I will be offering a 6 week in depth online class to support us through eclipse season as well as Samhain/Day of the dead. The focus of the course is connecting with our ancestors, as I believe they are the doorway to connecting with many aspects of higher levels of consciousness. You can find out more about the course and sign up to join me on the journey here and in the image below!
We have a new moon in Leo on August 16th. This is a continuation of the Lion's Gate energetic as it is inviting us to look within and tae ownership of everything about the world we live in.
Leo, is a regal and noble sign, seeking the highest standards and the highest good for all. This particular new moon is marked with three powerful often misunderstood goddess energies: Lilith, Medusa and Eris. All three are showing up to conjoin the Moon, Sun, Neptune and North Node.
Individually any of these aspects is significant. This is the first time in my experience that all three are making an appearance at the same time! In the podcast I go through each of their myths and suggest that they are each individually and also collectively encouraging us to look deep within ourselves to remember our own immensely creative power. Not only do we create our lives but we collectively co-create the world that we live in. The ultimate goal and path they are leading us on is one of Self Liberation, freeing ourselves from the things we hold deep within that keep us small, heavy, and/or unrealized.
I've linked a few other podcasts I've done on these goddesses individually, in case you want to dive deeper into their story and energy.
Also, mark your calendars and join my email list to get invited to the next live gathering on September 9th at 11am Pacific time. The workshop is called Pluto Deep Dive: A Workshop to Explore the Subtle Energetics of Pluto Past, Present, and Future. Happy new moon and see you on the 9th!
We have two powerful astrological events back to back at the beginning of August, followed by two more powerful lunar events mid and end of August!
The first event, the full moon in Aquarius, takes place on August 1st. This is actually a Super Moon, the 2nd of 4 super full moons in a row!
Super moons are a phenomena that happen when the moon is extra close to earth, meaning she showers us with her light and energy in an extra potent dose! Full moons are always times of realization, this full moon is likely a time for a unique type of realization... not necessarily big or dramatic realizations (though they can be :) more likely subconscious and subtle energy realizations, as this is the energetic that Pluto is beginning to bring through as it heads into aquarius. (Remember that this will take place fully in 2025, so we don't need to be in a rush about anything! Subtle energy is very powerful, I offer more powerful than the energy we're used to experiencing.)
With that in mind I will be offering two free workshops/gatherings to support us in understanding and aligning with what pluto has to share. The first is in sync with the Lions Gate on 8|8, this workshop will focus on Sirius and and Lion's gate Activations, as well as tiem for Q & A. The second workshop is a Pluto Deep Dive, on 9|9 where we'll learn more about Pluto's energetic communication, important transits, as well as explore the "Plutinos" which carry even MORE subtle energy than Pluto! To join these gatherings live please make sure you're on my email list, as that is how I share gathering information. You can also check out recordings on my you tube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@everythingisenergy
Now let's get to the second powerful event at the start of August, the Lion's Gate Portal. It's the same day every year, August 8th. 8|8 is a numerological portal in itself, numerology has been used and revered in Hebrew mysticism, Mesopotamian culture, Greek philosophy, the Vedic systems of India, as well as Christianity. The number 8, when turned on its side is an infinity loop.. symbolizing the endless flow of cosmic energy, as well as the reflection of one energy mirroring the other exactly. Infinity holds is the essence of the law of attraction, which states that everything in our world is precisely a reflection of our vibration. Furthermore, 8 in numerology, is considered a powerhouse number, as it acts as a bridge between the material and spiritual realms, signified by the interlocking circles of "8," or the infinity symbol
It is also the time when the Moon, Earth, Sun and Sirius align, giving us here on Earth the possibility for powerful downloads! Sirius has long been known as the Central Sun to our Sun. I will cover more of that in the 8|8 Lions' Gate gathering :) For now, consider that it acts like a cosmic energetic filter, receiving information from the Galactic Center and sending it to our Sun, in a manner or vibration or sequence that is specifically for our Sun to send to us here on earth. When these two align, there's the possibility for third eye opening, kundalini rising, subtle energetic realizations that can have profound effects! This alignment was so significant the Egyptians worked it out in their building of the Great Pyramid. I hope that you can join me on August 8 for the live gathering!
Lisa Marie Haley