Another potent energy portal on August 25th. Some people are calling this the new “Ascension Date” and I’ve received more than a few emails about timelines splitting on this date, the world ending or other “prophecies.” My take on these potent alignments like 12/21/12, 7/29/13 and all the other really amazing astrological alignments is that they are supportive windows for certain types of energy. No one is going to do all your shifting *for* you. It’s still your life and you can refuse to engage the energies. Some might carry you along a bit anyway, but this is a participatory Universe. Recognizing the energy of the stars, planets and Moon is not so different than deciding to have your roof fixed during a non-rainy season, or planning for the birth of your child sometime around the due date rather than a year out. Enjoy the journey. It’s yours and yours alone, even though many are also taking their own journeys and saying hi along the way.