When everything is stressful and goes beyond your control, when conflicts are brought up to the surface for no reason… search for the eclipse, because you are about to break some old patterns to make way for new beginnings.

But with Mercury Retrograding in Leo and Virgo signs between the two eclipses, watch your relationships closely because you have to survive three weeks of communication hardship and you will need to emerge victoriously.

An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when one object in the sky moves into the shadow of another. Throughout history, eclipses were considered important events and people watched them with awe and fear and correlated them to a crisis.

The Greek poet Archilochus wrote about the total solar eclipse of 6 April 647 B.C.E. in mythic terms:
“There is nothing beyond hope, nothing that can be sworn impossible, nothing wonderful, since Zeus, father of the Olympians, made night from mid-day, hiding the light of the shining Sun, and sore fear came upon men.”

August 2017 will be a challenging month loaded with important celestial events, witnessing two eclipses August 7th a partial lunar eclipse, August 21st a total solar eclipse, along with a Mercury retrograde in between.

We’ve always read that term; Retrograde, that implies that planets move backward in their orbits at certain points, but this is a mere explanation because planets can’t go backward. It’s an optical illusion as they appear to be moving backward due to their relative positions to Earth and to the way they move around the Sun.

All planets go retrograde periodically, and each retrograde cycle has a shadow period affecting human psychological and physical well-being.

The most commonly-known retrograde is Mercury …. In Astrology Mercury is the planet symbolizing communication, clear thinking, and travel. Mercury goes retrograde for three times each year after it slows down and appears to stop and spin backward.

With Mercury in retrograde, this month issues over communication matters are likely to be highlighted. Romantic relationships might be affected causing abrupt endings and new beginnings, communication problems can also occur in parenting and with authority figures.

Pause and take a deep breath during this cycle, take things in an easy manner, reconnect with your inner peace, focus on your challenges, because it will be like learning a new dance between the stars and you are the champion.