August Energy Insight: Mind on Overdrive
The beginning of August presents an energy with a focus on a busy, potentially overactive mind. While we see an opportunity for curiosity and insight, there’s also the tendency to over-observe and speak without really thinking about it first. The mind is highly active, processing and analyzing information obtained from different sources, and you may notice that intuitive information is coming to you much easier now than in the recent past. Your job is to be discerning with the information and know if and when it’s appropriate to share. Just because you are privy to something does not mean it needs to be discussed.
Instead of slowing down or going in a different direction, the energy of mid-August just amplifies what we’re already feeling. Here we are forced to look at the dark side of that overactive mind. In this energy lies the tendency to be knee-deep in worst-case scenarios, worries, guilt--you get the idea. This is also the time where the overall challenge of the month really comes to the surface, so know that in a challenge sits an opportunity to expand.
When we find ourselves in difficult emotional times, whether it is a week, month, or season, it’s important to remember that what we perceive as painful or uncomfortable is what really pushes us to evolve. It’s also a sign that we’re growing, but because it’s generally not pleasant, it can be difficult to see. Remember that you are in control of your thoughts and it is your job to redirect when the mind starts to spiral. During this particular time, be gentle with yourself and bring it back to the present moment as worries and scenario-tripping only live in the future.
As we close out the month, we enter an energy of personal intensity and passion. While the beginning of the month was a time to really censor words and verbal communication, this is now a time to speak up if you feel that you have something important to say. This energy is much better suited for being straightforward and direct with your words because the first few weeks of the month are centered around the mind and getting too swept up in your head. That dust has finally settled a bit so we’re in the clear to speak up because we’re able to do so with integrity and insight versus fear and overwhelm.
Overall theme: Personal identity, action and passion, protection and defense of family.
Challenge: Judgement of the self, past decisions, and present ideas. Locking into your personal power.
Opportunity: This month calls for sitting in a lot of discomfort, specifically with your mind on overdrive. If you can hang in there, you’ll find great personal satisfaction and growth in sifting through what comes up and allowing yourself to evolve as a result.