Hello friends,
Well we made it. We are just past the halfway mark of 2014. To quote the Grateful Dead, “What a long strange trip it’s been!” (for many of us, anyway.) Big transitions and shifts have been happening, personally and collectively too.

I have compiled a list of what I think the main spiritual lessons and focus are currently. This is primarily based on the powerful month of July which brought many tests and lessons to all signs; but Capricorn, Scorpio and Aries folks may feel especially weary from walking through the fires of purification. The upside of this however, is EMPOWERMENT and new WISDOM are just around the corner. The cosmic energies are fully in support of those “walking their talk,” especially right now.

1) Becoming more interested in the NOW moment. Letting go of past guilt, regret, etc. though it may be coming up (Mars in Scorpio, Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn.)

2) An increase in creative abundance/manifestation – based on dropping fear and increasing trust.

3) Increased sense of purpose – less willingness to dim one’s light, put up with untruths, etc. 8:8 is a pivotal time for this as the “Lionsgate” energies will set energy and intentions for the 9:9, 10:10, 11:11 and 12:12.

With Mercury now in Leo (trine to the Sun and Jupiter,) and square to Mars in Scorpio – expect conversations to have a flair for the dramatic, be deeper than usual and perhaps even attention-seeking. For those in the public sector especially in the counseling and healing arts fields, strong but friendly boundaries will be essential for the next 3-4 weeks, especially.

Uranus Retrograde in Aries: This can bring a change of one’s personal orbit and a redirection of energies. It can bring on the “Eureka!” moments and also increased eccentricity. In combination with the aspects mentioned above, these energies can definitely pack a punch and are useful in times of movement and change. It is not a time for many to be “subtle” in their actions and communcations. Though it may feel contrary to the intensity afoot, it’s definitely not a time to forget one’s compassion, understanding or love for the self and others.

**Empaths and HSPs may be feeling the impulse to batton down the hatches, which I can understand. 😉 I recommend a read of my book “The Aquarian Empath” from Starfield Press and/or my new Empath Empowerment Mastery class from www.spiritualityuniversity.com as both will provide helpful tools for balance and energy management.

Mantra of the month for August: I integrate the wisdom and energies from my recent experiences. I grow stronger for the journeys ahead. I radiate love and light. And so it is.

Upcoming Stargate Information:

Stargates are energetic portals in time where higher potentials of “Vibrational Upgrades” exist as opportunity.

NOTE: I will be writing more on each of these as the dates approach, but this is just some general information on them. I will be holding distance healing events for the 10:10, 11:11 and 12:12. Please be sure to sign up for the free monthly newsletter on my website for that information. Thank you. www.irmaksawyer.com

8:8 – The opening of Stargate season, also the “Lionsgate” energies which are potent and relate to the areas of personal power and sovereignty.

9:9 – “Seeding” energies. Virgo. A Seva (service) element will be involved.

10:10 – Furthering, similar to a Vishnu/sustaining energy.

11:11 – Illumination. Expansion. Clarification.

12:12 – Wholeness. Integration. Rest.

Have a great month ahead friends and remember to keep it Cosmic!

Art by Alex Fitch.