SIDEREAL WESTERN ASTROLOGY
Some things shift this week. One is the Sun goes into sidereal Leo bringing some important advantages. It will be paring up with Saturn and Uranus in a Grand Trine that covers all the fire signs. This will give some powerful forces forward to settle agreements and set rules. Even though Mars is still Retrograde this week, this Grand Trine will jerk us along a bumpy path. I get the image of shock treatments to the laggards of the new wave forward. It will continue until early September.
A heady mix of passions and obsessions create distractions to the real work at hand. Saturn in Sagittarius is one of the players in this Grand Trine. While it is still affected by the star Lesath or Acumen, (otherwise known as the tail if the scorpion), we are all called to create something of a cure for what has been a curse. Uranus is also going to continue to provide the catalyst of uncertainty and chaos over our choices and outcomes during this heady time.
The exact trine between Jupiter (it has been direct for a while now) and Neptune in Retrograde bring movement towards what is good for the whole, but with a lasting negative influence of Chiron to Jupiter, which means the individual may be asked to make some adjustments. Our basic nature is to please ourselves and avoid pain. But sometimes in as populace a world we live in there are adjustments that benefit the whole and chafe some who don’t look at the big picture. We all need to be looking at the big picture in the near future.
For those who are influenced by the little Hermes in retrograde, he will be shifting forward starting on the 19th and will be in full forward movement by the end of the week. Mercury is still in sidereal Cancer so be aware that emotional rollercoasters are equal opportunity while it lingers in Cancer until September 2nd.
For those wondering when the pain will be over, well that isn’t going to ever happen. But for some relief in the near future, just about everything will be out of retrograde by January 9th, 2019. Uranus will stay in retrograde for yet another year, so learn to avoid self-sabotage and be proactive with each situation that comes up during that year. The internal battles will be lessened for those who dealt with what they could during this summer and through the fall.
What I call a lesser Grand Square will be affecting us all the rest of this month. I say that because it is an aspect with the Ascendant rather than four stellar objects. The worst part of the day is mid-day. My advice is to be engaged in what you need to be by that time and the “boxing in” of the Grand Square will just keep you engrossed with your duty or project. A lot can be done if you plan big projects to go through lunch. If you aren’t engaged in what you need to be by then, you may be floundering the rest of the day because you are outside of that focus of energy.
Friday, August 17th, the Moon is aspecting Jupiter in Libra today. Could be a time for legal standings that affect all of us. With Chiron the wounded healer irritating the Jupiter/Moon conjunction, what happens will require us all to think less of ourselves and more about what ails us a country or citizens on this small lovely rock in the cosmos. Process the situation over the weekend. Moon in Libra.
Saturday, August 18th, the Grand Trine in Fire starts today. As an extra bonus there is a short termed Grand trine in Water also. One of my earlier lessons in understanding the energies of the zodiac involved considering the alchemy involved. Really not as difficult as you might think, so just consider what happens when fire and water get together. To me that sounds like steam! You have a choice today to use that energy to boiling water and making pasta or get scalded, such as burns due to a boiling pot. How you handle seeming everyday things will make a big different. Moon in Scorpio.
Sunday, August 19th, for those who have been waiting, Mercury is station today. There is something just under the surface waiting to be said, but will take another day before it gets out in clarity. Lots of good things can be finished up today, so go where the action is and don’t worry to much about messaging. This is also a good day for romance so work with your partners and add to the bond. Keep up with things you have promised to do. It will count to be reliable. Moon in Scorpio.
Monday, August 20th, some messaging that has been held up will bring solace to those who need a sense of healing. It could be good news with some sort of test or a piece of your future coming into focus. With all the difficulties around, your focus on what you can do is more important than ever. Moon in Sagittarius.
Tuesday, August 21st, the moon will be aspecting Saturn in Sagittarius today. Things that need to get grounded into reality are coming into focus. This is part of the Grand Trine in fire, so expect to stay on your toes as you navigate your part of the puzzle. There are no small parts in life today, make your contribution the best you can with what you have. No more is expected. Moon in Sagittarius.
Wednesday, August 22nd, the Moon will be aspecting Pluto in Sagittarius today. There is a great deal to get you towards your goal if you are on the right path. If you meet too much resistance, question yourself as to motivations and values. They mean everything right now! Benefits go to those who are riding the right wave of honor and some adventure too. Moon in Sagittarius until evening when it goes into Capricorn.
Thursday, August 23rd the Moon aspecting Mars in Retrograde in Capricorn. This is well aspected helping you work efficiently. Also, a great time to do extra book keeping or organization of what you have, including finances. For those who have finances to juggle, this is a great time to meet or contact your broker or accountant about how to pull together finances and assets for this year and prep for the next. Moon in Capricorn.
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