The first part of August may feel like the rushing torrent of a flash flood, but this shifting landscape is ultimately leading us to a more conscious world that is waiting to be explored. As the North Node aligns with rebellious Uranus and fiery Mars, everything we value as a society is up for a heated confrontation and review. This energy calls us to surrender, allow, and release any need to control the outcome. The Lion’s Gate Portal on 8/8, the super full moon in Aquarius on 8/11, and the sun’s shift from Leo to Virgo season at the end of the month will illuminate all the burdens we are ready to release and reignite our passion for growth. If you find yourself lost in unfamiliar territory this month, tune into the silence of your heart so you can hear the wisdom of nature.