August 2023 Ascension Energies Update

August 2023’s theme: Living Your Destined Life

August’s Keywords: Navigation, Interpreting divine guidance

Hello Beautiful Soul!

August's energies are calling us to complete the end of the DNA upgrade, and be aligned with the New Earth's 5D energies. This is catapulting us into a new version of ourselves, and the upcoming 8:8 Gateway will be the peak of this process.

There are 3 Moon portals (2 being "Super") this month, as well as two powerful gateways (877 and 88) and the start of Mercury Retrograde on August 23rd.

These strong cosmic energies are steering us toward the “destined life”, and therefore ending or completing certain patterns/circumstances/stories, and/or moving us away from old relationships to form new ones that help us engage our next level of spiritual growth and co-creative service. Whatever may have seemed to be blocking us will now “give” so that we can move on.

It is imperative that we slow down and pace ourselves again this month, as Ascension symptoms will still be intense. We continue to expand our consciousness and explore the depths /breath of our hearts, while needing to stay grounded, emotionally stable and healthy. The Enchantress/Enchanter Archetype assists in this process. 

The Enchantress/Enchanter is associated with the 8th or Rainbow Chakra and supports full and complete alignment with one’s Highest Truth by accessing the higher realms and streams of cosmic consciousness available to us. It is the gateway chakra just above our head in our vibrational field that connects to universal consciousness, and allows the integration with the lower realms and bodily chakras (1-7), to support fifth dimensional (5D) living and beyond. 

This archetype and chakra encourage us to live in one’s Higher Heart, be unconditionally loving and non judgmental towards others. It supports 5th (multi) dimensional living by assisting one to be “fully feeling”, interpret divine guidance, and thereby integrate multi-dimensional consciousness with grace and surrender. As well as allow one to also be deeply connected/attuned to nature, animals, the universe and intrinsically connect with Oneness.

Overall, by activating the Rainbow Chakra and embracing the Enchanter/Enchantress we can hear the divinely guided and intuitive messages about the changes we need to make in our lives, and therefore reclaim our power, courage and responsibility in service to the higher good.

For more on the Enchanter/Enchantress Archetype, and how to align with August’s energies please see my video below!

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Archetypes for AUGUST

Archetypes for AUGUST (what we are learning/healing/embodying): Enchanter/Enchantress (navigation, divine guidance), Empowered Rebel

9th & 10th DNA Strands embodiment: Non-duality, Oneness, We are One, Resolve, Resilience, Higher Mind

Cosmic Creative Cycle that we are in: Metal (freedom, choices, values)


*Enchanter/Enchantress Elixir or Essence:  bodily and energetic attunement to support you to experience the full range of your emotions with wisdom and harmony, supports Shamanic Journeying, meditation, dreamwork/recall, Shadow World Navigation of lower emotional states, channeling, mystical experiences, heightened alter states, provides grounded expansion, and integrates multi-dimensional consciousness.

*DNA 9 & 10 Essence: supports and augments DNA activation for the embodiment of Non-duality, Oneness, We are One, Resolve, Resilience, Higher Mind, energetically supports you to release the Victim archetype (the old paradigm of living) and live in the 5th dimensional True Self.

*Empowered Rebel Essence: energetic attunement to support taming stormy emotions and channels them into higher consciousness & awareness, ignites personal power that is fuelled by love and courage of the heart, helps you feel comfortable in your own skin and MORE

*Metal Element Essence: energetic attunement to support you to release and transform your grief into wise life experience, cultivate intimate and harmonic relationships, learn to effectively harness your inner power, align your actions with your values, live authentically.

Overall Metal Cycle Learning: flexibility, selfless impeccability, divine choice 

Feel No Fear Tea: soothes the nervous system, releasing the tension, and calming the mind. This allows you to digest negative emotions, alleviate your fears and provide clarity of thought.

Illumination Tea: allows for your 5th, 6th, 7th and Rainbow Bridge Chakras to connect and work more harmoniously together, encouraging you to speak your truth from a place of wisdom, aligns your higher purpose with intuition and co-creative action, creates a clarity of mind and heart when dealing or responding to outer experiences, so you do not lash out with anger or fear, but with emotional intelligence and spiritual awareness.

How Archetype Herbal Elixirs, Archetype Essences and Ascension Essences help you and which ones to choose are on my FAQ Page.


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August psychospiritual and physical symptoms: feeling a slow and steady improvement that you are thriving and want to be here on earth, surges in energy that need to be channeled into action/abilities/personal power, balancing action with rest/retreat, emotionally unstable/vulnerable, feeling cracked open, like “somethings gotta give”, feeling ignored and undervalued, reliving the past, fed up, and/or “now what”, re-evaluating relationships and boundaries, cold/flu symptoms, achiness, headache, heart flutter/palpitations, ear buzzing, hot flushes, fatigue, low immunity, waves of grief, throat issues, dizziness, feeling ungrounded/detached, unmotivated, restless sleep, needing more sleep, poor digestion, hot spots/cramping in feet , legs and hands, crackling nervous system, low mood, fear, depression, anger, frustration, liver pain, digestive issues (we are shifting in our 3rd chakra area all year!), red eyes, neck/shoulder pain, hip issues, weight gain, feeling drained, intense dreams, sinus issues, congested sinus/ears, skin issues, kidney issues, feeling stressed, interdimensional/lucid dreaming, shifts in perception of your reality, crawly brain, hormone/endocrine issues, up and down energy 

Areas more affected this month: DNA, cells, vibrational field, solar plexus

If you have any concerns about your health and wellness, please consult your health practitioner immediately.

More about the Ascension process and a complete list of Ascension Symptoms HERE

August Cosmic Events

August 1 - Super Full Moon in Aquarius @ 11:31 am PST

August 7 - 877 Gateway

August 8 - 8/8 Gateway (887)

August 12 - Perseid Meteor Shower

August 16 - New Moon in Leo @ 2:38 am PST

August 30 - Super Full Moon in Pisces @ 6:35 pm PST


Mercury Retrograde:

Pre-shadow: Aug 3 to Aug 22, 2023

Retrograde: Aug 23  to Sept 15, 2023

Post-shadow: Sept 16 to 30, 2023

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13 Archetypes for ALL THAT IS

2023: The Empowered Rebel

The Empowered Rebel Archetype is the first archetype of the 13. 

We are being called to live this archetypal energy in 2023 at a time when old societal systems continue to stagnate/crumble, and out of the box thinkers are needed.

Great courage, innovative thinking and heart-led women and men are needed to change our world! Do you feel the call? Are you ready to live a different way?

The Empowered Rebel desires to seek heart-led change, to shake up and release outdated societal norms and values that do not serve the highest good, and to live courageously by his  or her own divinely guided beliefs and value system. 

The old version of the Rebel archetype was not empowered and felt powerless, so therefore reacted and rebelled as a result of fear based, ego needs, inciting self righteous fuelled rebellion against others or “the system”. This often resulted in power struggles, polarity and destructive, “circling the drain” outcomes.

The empowered version acts from a divinely led sense of galactic, intuitive guidance and wisdom that serves the most High, and encourages altruistic activism, creative revolution, and visionary insight out of a desire to serve those around him or her.

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Samantha Orthlieb

Follow my blog for intuitively channeled insights on our Human Ascension process and the embodiment of a new Human Evolutionary Template within ourselves. My blog contains the latest themes, patterns, and common health and wellness issues that are affecting each of us and the collective consciousness as we upgrade and heal during this new paradigm of Love and Light.