***all times are PDT***
monday august 10th-
at 5:52am mercury in leo squares uranus in taurus, creating tension between the lower mind and Higher Mind. sudden and unexpected information, revelations and communications can be incoming. keeping the mind open so we are seeing more of the Bigger Picture and not just what we think we know is right is necessary right now. steer clear of rigid thinking and keep the mind open!
sun in leo quincunxes retrograde jupiter in capricorn at 11:34pm, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the planet of expansion and excess. the desire to travel, expand, learn or teach is strong but it can also exacerbate tendencies to want to escape. watch out for overblown ego. healthy sense of self and radiating from the heart level not the ego level is key.
tuesday august 11th-
vesta moves out of cancer and into leo at 4:14am, shifting the Priestess asteroid Goddess from water to fire, lunar to solar, yin to yang. vesta in leo is the Priestess-Queen. she is a natural leader, charismatic and creative. we can focus our energies on shining, self expression, children and connecting to the child within!
wednesday august 12th-
at 7:32am sun in leo quincunxes retrograde neptune in pisces, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the planet that dissolves the ego. sun/neptune can be mystical, spiritual, intuitive and creative. yet the tense nature of the aspect can create disparity between the overblown ego and the self-deprecating ego. some of us need better boundaries and need to access a healthier ego and others of us need to let our egos calm down and not take everything personally. with neptune involved it can be easy to see what we want to see or be in denial about things- so be sure to double check your fears and fantasies and just don’t assume they are intuition.
retrograde chiron in aries semisextiles retrograce ceres in pisces at 9:47am, linking the Wounded Healer with the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. we can have healing experiences with mothers, children, the child within, in home/family situations and more. chiron is bringing awareness to the emotions and feelings stuffed in the Unconscious that need to be seen and worked with. tune in- don’t tune out.
thursday august 13th-
at 12:14am mars in aries squares retrograde pluto in capricorn, creating massive tension between the lower will and the Higher Will in explosive ways! mars/pluto is a powerhouse of an aspect! we all would do well to make sure we are having our lower wills/egos working in service of something Higher- otherwise we could really get into trouble right now. mars in aries wants what he wants and he wants it NOW. in his pure energy he is pure action- but in his lower vibration he is ego going after his desires in the moment without thinking of the consequence of his actions. pluto in capricorn is a long term transit that is transforming existence as we know it by stripping away that which is toxic and bringing us into and through a death process (metaphoric but also perhaps literal) that precedes rebirth. we see this in patriarchal consciousness, in big business, in politics, in the government, in the financial arena, and on our beloved planet Mother Earth. we cannot just keep doing what we have always done- as not only will we keep getting what we have always got but we could actually destroy the planet in the process. this is the first of 3 mars/pluto squares due to mars’ upcoming retrograde journey. pay attention to what is being activated, revealed or triggered right now as it is giving hints about the many months to come and what you will be journey with personally as well as what we will all be journeying with collectively. this is a time of high passions but also high aggression and perhaps conflict. navigate with consciousness so that you are not entrenching yourself in more karma but are instead burning karma off and breaking free from the chains that bind.
retrograde jupiter in capricorn squares juno in libra 11:13pm, creating tension between the planet of expansion and excess and the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. mythologically jupiter and juno were husband and wife. he regularly cheated on her and the contemporary (patriarchal) version of their myth has their relationship based on lack of equality, dishonesty and infidelity. jupiter/juno can highlight issues in partnerships- romantic, business and otherwise- where there is lack of equality and disparity between give and take. seeing where the scales are imbalanced and tuning into if you are taking more or giving more and what needs to be done about it is key.
friday august 14th-
at 4:28am mercury in leo quincunxes retrograde jupiter in capricorn, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the planet of expansion and excess. the desire to talk, learn or teach is strong but Jupiter can also exacerbate tendencies to gossip, be stuck in the head and stuck in the ego (mercury is in leo after all). open your mind and be willing to see beyond the ego self for best results!
mercury in leo quincunxes retrograde neptune in pisces at 10:13pm, creating tension and friction between the linear logical mind and the irrational, intuitive, cosmic self. mercury/neptune can be great for intuition, imagination, psychic perception and dreams! yet the tense aspect can make it harder to discern Truth from fantasy, fact from fiction. being able to question what we think we know and perceive is just as important as trusting our intuition and perceptions. if we overdo shadow leo we think we know it all and if we overdo shadow pisces we get lost and confused. taking time to meditate, reflect and introspect is key right now. rather than make definitive decisions take time to drop in and wait till this astrology passes- the fog will pass and the Truth will become clear!
saturday august 15th-
at 3:31am sun in leo quincunxes retrograde pluto in capricorn, bringing tension between the conscious self and ego and the Lord of the Underworld. sun/pluto is great for transformation and evolution that comes by way of detoxing, releasing, letting go, dying to the old so we can rebirth ourselves. yet the shadow with sun/pluto is we can have power struggles that result in power/over power/under dynamics in our relationships or perhaps simply with ourselves. it’s important to not hold onto the past but it’s equally important to not run away from being responsible for the past. balance is key.
at 7:26am uranus stations retrograde at 10’41 taurus, making the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener the most powerful planet in the sky! with uranus stationary we can only expect the unexpected. uranus’ sole purpose is to upset the old order and instigate change. with uranus in taurus change is coming into the stable, secure but also stagnant and stuck areas of life. taurus likes constancy and uranus is about anything but constancy! our finances, the financial world, our values and self-worth and self-Love are due for some activation! being willing to let go of that which we hold onto that holds us back is key- be it things, attitudes, relationships and more. when you find yourself grasping- unclutch! uranus in the venus-ruled sign of taurus is also about a revolution of embodiment, an awakening of the Divine Feminine on the planet (not just in women but the feminine in men as well) and HUGE changes happening in our value systems and the way we inhabit mother earth and our bodies. if you have not seen the blog i wrote about uranus in taurus you can find that here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-blog/uranus-in-taurus-the-embodiment-revolution/
sunday august 16th-
at 6:38am mercury in leo quincunxes retrograde pluto in capricorn, creating tension and friction between the positive thinking mind and intellect and the Lord of the Underworld who likes to see and at times over focus on the shadow. mercury/pluto can be great for penetrating communication and getting to the Truth- but it can also unfold as power/control dynamics and behind the scenes manipulation. steer clear of these shadow expressions and disconnect from others who may be playing them out. instead focus on being wiling to see what is hidden- in yourself, others and the world around you. when able to see yourself/others/the world from a place of reality you are then empowered to change things!
the sun in leo trines mars in aries at 7:02am, aligning the two masculine yang planets in harmonious ways! this is great for linking our conscious sense of self with our conscious will and drive and taking action from this place. our fire is directed and our will can be harnessed. great energies can be set into motion right now! wield the fire wisely.
at 3:32am sun in leo trines retrograde eris in aries, aligning the conscious self and ego with the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. luckily the link is harmonious, helping us to get in touch with our fire and passion. sun/eris is great for getting clear on what actions need to be taken and then take them all the while being centered in the heart.
venus in cancer squares retrograde chiron in aries at 4:59pm, creating tension and friction between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the Wounded Healer planetoid. venus/chiron brings up deep old wounds and pain around self-Love, self-worth, finances, relationships and more. when we question our worth and value we will attract people who do not honor and respect us. healing around self-worth is key to attracting different kinds of people and relationships into our lives. with chiron in aries- if we are afraid of our anger and rage and internalize it it can come out as depression or illness. getting in touch with our yin and yang, feminine and masculine- is key to wholeness. until we do this we project the disowned part of ourselves onto others and call it fate. venus/chiron is a great time to dive deep into our journey of healing around worth, love, abundance and relationship right now.
at 10:29pm mercury in leo trines mars in aries, linking the mind and intellect with the will and drive. our minds can direct conscious and definite action right now. we can speak up, take a stand and put our money where our mouths are! with so much fire present make sure you are staying grounded and aware of what you set into motion.
have a blessed week…