SIDEREAL WESTERN ASTROLOGY
This week lovely Venus is well into Cancer and some lovely aspects happening for healing and creation of stability in your romantic life. The 28th is especially warm and fuzzy. After that she disconnects and it is back to work. Enjoy what you can right now. I know we all need a refresher on what it is like to be loved.
Mercury in retrograde is about to start closely connecting with the Sun/North Node/Mars in early degree Leo and later degree Cancer. Yep, that ties together some really major powers into a struggle. While there are positive trines with Saturn (the great instructor) and Uranus (that dose of mayhem), neither of those is particularly easy to deal with. What will do you the most good is to stay with the details, follow through and give it your best. If you are in the public eye, be sure to stay on topic and get your facts straight!
We will be starting a series of Grand Trine aspects with essentially the North Node (or point of destiny), Saturn in Scorpio and Uranus in Aries. These will continue until November 11th only to have yet another set of Grand trines continue. This set relates to power structures and where our efforts will lead us into secure places for the future with lots of unusual situations. By then we should be so used to the pace of change and challenge that it will just be normal. Keep your grounding practices and healthy lifestyles in place. You will rely heavily on those to keep from overload. By November 11th , Saturn will start to be in Sagittarius and conjuncting the Stars Aculeus and Acumen. These in order are “attacks but still success” and “attacks that weaken”. Other leaders in recent history had to deal with this aspect and had a very hard time. It will test the mettle of the greatest of souls. Where ever you might have early degree Sagittarius, prepare for some challenges.
Friday, August 25th, starts the day with the Moon and Jupiter conjuncting. Generally a joyous time even in Virgo. There are some other wonderful aspects allowing those of earth signs to get their acts together and get something big accomplished. Just don’t expect it to be without a few unexpected surprises. Yes, Uranus will be sprinkling in some craziness. Grounding is key here and you will be able to forge ahead and find some healing time with your sweetie too! Moon in Virgo.
Saturday, August 26th, could be a test to find the energy to get started and then persevere knowing that the timing might be off anyway. Today is going to be better suited to planning, preparing and spending some time healing from a hectic week. Could be some unexpected news that is dragged from deep recesses into the light right now. Stay tuned and keep your cool. Moon in Libra.
Sunday, August 27th, Mars goes into Leo today. While Mercury will be doing its backward moon walk passing a conjunction with the Sun, the news will still be flowing. But now it will be more commentary than something new. In about 4 days, Mercury will be conjuncting with Mars which will bring a sense of right actions happening. Whatever it is, it will be powerful. What I find fascinating about astrology is it provides timing for tests of character and opportunities to change for the better. Both will be on Regulus (6* Leo) about the same time. Like two trains about to meet head on. Remember that necessity is the mother of invention and change. Moon in Libra.
Monday, August 28th, like a debilitating sting of a scorpion, the Moon will be challenging the status quo of those who have been abusing power. The show should go on for a few days. This is a day we should pay close attention as to the sub current and accusations that spin around us. If you happen to be subject to that poisoned stab, keep facts and reason close at hand. Strangely, I don’t think it will rock to status quo so much as to cause anarchy. Moon in Scorpio.
Tuesday, August 29th, a powerful set of oppositions hit the midheaven in the morning. These strike issues relating to money, power and force in the world. Just to settle into a cradle of protective trines that keep us from sinking into despair. Somehow our sense of structure is weathering what ails us. While we may want to escape into wanton behavior, it is best if we take time by evening to center and ground ourselves. I plan on just watching the news and turning it off for the night. Moon in Scorpio.
Wednesday, August 30th, there is a jolt to the Grand Trine precariously in Leo, Aries and Scorpio and Cancer. Mars/North Node/Mercury gather energy from Uranus the agent of change and Saturn/Moon in Scorpio. None of these works well together. But yet, here they are blending their energies. On a everyday level, this is a day that if you can stay focused on your needs, the fractions pulling us to change and adapt will hopefully make sense by the end of the day. All I can say is it will be stressful, exciting, unexpected and make a lasting impression. Moon in Scorpio.
Thursday, August 31st, that complicated Grand Trine continues today and tomorrow as Mercury creeps closer to Mars. Mars is going to be making some sort of big move in these days. It relates to leadership, power and what has to be done. Cross your fingers that it is something you can live with. There is so much flowing in the positive that the challenges of your day will bend to your will by sheer perseverance. No time to feel worn out or lazy. Let the “fight or flight” response kick in. Moon in Sagittarius.
Blessings and peace,