On August 11, we have a partial solar eclipse. This is the fourth in a series of five eclipses in Leo (including that rad total solar eclipse back in August 2017!).
- February 10, 2017
- August 21, 2017
- January 31, 2018
- August 11, 2018
- January 21, 2019
Eclipses draw our attention to changes in the ways we experience aspects of ourselves or our lives. Knowing your rising sign can help you better understand which area of your life is being highlighted by the eclipses in Leo. To find out your rising sign, you can use online calculators like this one. Then, scroll down here and find out which “house” or area of your life the eclipse in Leo is impacting. Take advantage of the extra magic of eclipse energy by reflecting on what has been happening in this area of your life and setting intentions for what you want to manifest. After this eclipse series ends in January 2019, we won’t have eclipses in Leo until 2026.
Tips for reflection:
- Once you know which house the Leo eclipses have been highlighting, think about what was happening for you around the days of the eclipses in February 2018, August 2017, and January 2018. If you need to jog your memory, take a look at your google calendar or scroll back through your social media.
- Set a timer for 10 minutes, put your phone down, and put pen to paper. You might be tempted to use a note app on your phone, but we really suggest going analog here. Write down everything that is coming to mind about what has been going on in this area of your life. What have you been learning?
Tips for Intention setting:
- Set another timer for 10 minutes. This time, write down what you want to bring into this area of your life between now and January 21, 2019. A lot can change in 5 months if you set the right course.
- Take time to write down three actionable steps you can take toward making these intentions come true.
Leo rising: 1st house of self, body and image. What have you learned about yourself and your sense of identity? As you set your intentions, figure out how can you make more space in your life for the things that help you grow into your power and make you feel strong.
Virgo rising: 12th house of your inner or private life. Use this time to reflect on the aspects of yourself you keep hidden from your timeline. As you set your intentions, visualize yourself embracing the parts of yourself that you have been neglecting or struggling to accept.
Libra rising: 11th house of good fortune and community. Reflect on the blessings that have come to you through your networks (online and IRL). As you set your intentions, aim to ring in 2019 surrounded by friends and celebrating all the
Scorpio rising: 10th house of public life and career. How has your career has developed since February 2017? If you still aren’t where you want to be, set your intentions by writing down your ideal job description. Fill it with the work that makes you feel alive and useful.
Sagittarius rising: 9th house of intuition, education and travel. Reflect what you have learned from your travel and adventures in the past few years. Not just the highlights you posted, but what you actually experienced and how it felt. As you set your intentions, visualize yourself growing in your ability to trust your inner wisdom. How can you start connecting to your intuition?
Capricorn rising: 8th house of death, rebirth and sexuality. How has your life changed since February 2017? What has died, or come to an end, so you could get closer to where you are now? What do you still have to let go of to get where you want to be?
Aquarius rising: 7th house of committed partnerships. Are your current commitments (romantic or in business), charging your up or draining your energy? If the answer is the former, it might be time to set some boundaries.
Pisces rising: 6th house of health and work conditions. If you aren’t feeling your best, this eclipse is a great opportunity for a midyear reset. visualize yourself feeling physically and emotionally nurtured. What rituals and routines can you integrate in your life to get there?
Aries rising: 5th house of creative and erotic energy. The artist within you demands to be seen. Reflect on the ways your creativity has evolved during the past few years. It’s not possible to experience or make too much art, so set your intent to make more time for it.
Taurus rising: 4th House of home and family. What has shifted in your family and home life since 2016? Are there spaces you are trying to fit yourself into, rather than finding (or creating) somewhere you truly belong? Visualize yourself surrounded a family (bio or chosen) that embraces the fullness of your humanity.
Gemini rising: 3rd house of thinking and communication. Take note of important communications that occur from August 9-11. Reflect on what you have you learned about your style of communication during the last few years. Are you speaking your truth? Remember: you have to be honest with yourself before you can be honest with others.
Cancer rising: 2nd house of value and assets. We can change our communities and the world for the better, but we need the full expression of your talents to do so. Reflect on the ways your current work environment is or isn’t valuing you and what you bring to the table. Write down your greatest strengths, and the ways that you can use them to bring about the change you want to see.
Sun Signs and Rising Signs
You probably already know your sun sign. Your sun sign is your core identity, and is calculated based on the day of the year you were born.
In astrology, The rising sign (also called ascendant) is just as important as the sun sign. Your rising sign represents the way you present yourself to the world. It is a big part of your personality and how you interact with the world, and can show up in your appearance and attitude.
Your rising sign is the sign that was rising over the eastern horizon when you were born. The rising sign changes every two hours, so you need to know your time of birth to get an accurate answer. Some birth certificates unfortunately don’t list your birth time, so you may need to rely on a parent’s memory. To find out your rising sign, you can use online calculators like this one.