***all times are PDT***
monday august 12th-
there are no major aspects today. the moon is in serious, focused capricorn and cojoins saturn and pluto (around 3am and 3pm respectively) and she also sextile neptune. it can be a heavy day emotionally with a lot arising that needs to be addressed. the key is to commit to doing the work of karmic completion while at the same time staying open to the Higher Heart frequency coming in. remember both Light and shadow are the dance of Love!
tuesday august 13th-
sun in leo sesquiquadrates retrograde chiron in aries at 3:46am and then venus in leo does the same at 8:00am, creating tension between the Conscious Self and ego (sun) and the Goddess of Love and Beauty (venus) and the Wounded Healer planetoid (chiron). the sun and venus are in a powerful dance right now with many of the outer planets. they both quincunxed saturn and neptune last week (forming a yod or finger of god) and this week they both tensely aspect chiron and pluto and trine eris. massive transformation is afoot when it comes to our sense of self, radiance, self esteem and self expression (sun) and our relationships, self-worth, self-Love, values and connection to others (venus). chiron is showing us what is blocking us from deeper self-Love and healthy relationship with self and others. seeing what this is the first step (understanding) but then it needs to be followed by action. with these aspects occurring in the early morning hours- pay attention to dreams upon waking. today is a BIG DAY for the sun and venus! PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS GOING ON in your own death and rebirth journey.
mercury in leo sesquiquadrates retrograde neptune in pisces at 11:06am, creating tension between the conscious mind and intellect and the planet of intuition, illusion and confusion. mercury/neptune can be imaginative, psychic and mystical but it can also be out to lunch, ungrounded, avoidant and spiritual bypassing ;) be aware of where your intuition needs to be discerned from your fear or fantasy.
at 11:07pm the sun cojoins venus at 21’11 leo, which usually is a lovely transit that brings love, abundance, positive feelings, beauty and more! yet venus is under duress right now- quincunx saturn/pluto/the south node and quincunx neptune- forming a Yod or Finger of God/Goddess aspect often referred to as the finger of Fate. all of these tense aspects are disrupting venus in leo’s desire for passion, creativity, pleasure, romance, self confidence and playfulness this is not your typical sun/venus transit- and truly this whole venus cycle has aspects to pluto weaved throughout it. the way i see this is that the Divine Feminine is going through a massive death and rebirth process right now. she is stripping away any old patriarchal residue that is holding her back from being in her full Light and brilliance. wherever you are not living the Truth of your heart- it is being massively exposed and put in front of your face to be dealt with! we are being asked to dive deep into feelings of unworthiness, lack of self-Love, the tendency to see fulfillment from outside of yourself and the desire to only stay on the surface in intimacy rather than dive into the depths that will face with you with all of your shadow. the shadow dancing right now due to the whole Capricorn Confluence is at odds with the leo frequency. leo likes playfulness, capricorn likes responsibility. leo wants to be a child at heart- capricorn says grow up. leo says shine and love yourself as you are- capricorn says only when you are perfect can you be seen and loved. ultimately we are all being asked to find ways to bridge opposing realities so that we not operating out of one at the expense of the other. too much leo without capricorn and we are narcissists with no accountability. too much capricorn without leo and we are dogmatic, rigid, controlling and not able to play and and have fun. all manner of inner work is recommended right now- therapy, emotional clearing work, body work, shamanic journeys, dream work and more. they will assist you in getting to the root and Source of things and from this place you are able to effect permanent change.
both venus and the sun in leo quincunx retrograde pluto in capricorn exact at 11:08pm- one minute after the precise sun/venus conjunction. this is about as tight as you can get with an aspect between the conscious self and ego, the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the Lord of Death and Rebirth! DO CEREMONY TONIGHT (11:07-08pm PDT is when these aspects are exact). offer into the fire that which you are ready to release, let go of and transform. offer that which blocks your light, blocks deeper self Love and keeps your Light hidden under a bushel.
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. venus/pluto can bring up deep things in relationships and finances right now. passion and intensity- but also jealousy, possessiveness, shadow, power/control dynamics and more. if we are addicted to the leo Light the dark shadows arising can be intense right now. we can use this astrology for inner work and transformation. dive down deep!
in case you could not tell by reading the above- today is a very significant day astrologically. use the energy wisely!
wednesday august 14th-
there are no major aspects today. the moon is in visionary, intellectual and outside of the box aquarius and links with expansive jupiter. it’s a great day to take risks, embrace change, travel, learn or teach, and stay open to cosmic downloads incoming!
thursday august 15th-
the full moon in aquarius is exact at 5:29am PDT, marking the midway point of the current lunar cycle we are in that began with the new moon in leo conjunct venus on july 31st. venus and juno are themes during this lunar cycle- spotlighting relationships, commitments and partnerships of all kinds. in the full moon chart the sun is almost exactly conjunct venus and more widely conjunct juno and mars- and they are all opposite the moon in aquarius. the leo/aquarius axis is highlighted bringing our attention to the polarity between heart (leo) and mind (aquarius), connection and independence, individuality and community connection. with so many planets in leo (sun, mercury, venus and mars- 4 of the 5 personal planets!) we are really being asked to come deeply in alignment with the Truth of our hearts. in its most radiant leo lives heart wide open with much generosity, compassion, kindness and Love. illuminating where we block ourselves from living this way and particularly where staying stuck in the head keeps us disconnected from the heart is useful right now. for more information on this full moon check the lunar insight posted a few days before the full moon is exact.
(***this is lunar lammas- with solar lammas on august 7th. this completes the lammas portal. if you want to learn more about lammas you can listen to the FREE solar gate call i posted here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-blog/free-solar-gate-call-for-lughnasadh-the-gate-of-sacrifice-on-8-7-19/
if you enjoy it and want to sign up to receive future solar and lunar gate calls you can register here- https://divineharmony.com/the-8-solar-gates/ )
mercury in leo trines retrograde chiron in aries at 2:15pm, aligning the mind and intellect with the Wounded Healer planetoid. deep healing communication is possible right now. sharing our hearts, thoughts and feelings in vulnerable and honest ways supports healing in relationships right now. with both bodies in fire signs focusing on our creativity and honest self-expression is supported today.
friday august 16th-
at 10:07am mercury in leo squares retrograde uranus in taurus (who just stationed retrograde 8/11), creating tension between the lower mind and Higher Mind in radical and revolutionary ways. 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, resistance to change and dogmatic perspectives. changes of heart and mind are possible right now.
venus in leo trines retrograde eris in aries at 10:53am, aligning the Goddess of Love and beauty with the Goddess of discord and chaos. this combo may sound weird but when in harmonious alignment we have the Love Goddess linking with the War Goddess- and the lover and warrior take root. this is the Solar Feminine- the aspect of the Divine Feminine who is fierce, passionate, powerful and brilliant! the Solar Feminine is getting anchored into the matrix right now and individuals called to bring her in are stepping up. if you need some Solar Feminine activation and inspiration watch the movie wonder woman! the archetype of the deeply passionate lover and warrior- the one who fights and takes a stand for Truth but does so from an open and compassionate heart is incoming. are you ready to receive her?
saturday august 17th-
at 3:57am the 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.
at 10:39am mars at 29 leo sessquiquadrates retrograde saturn in capricorn, creating tension between the will and drive and the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. mars is at the karmic completion degree of 29 virgo and he is about to cross over the fixed star regulus- the star of royalty that recently moves from leo to virgo (in 2012) heralding a shift in power and leadership that unfolds over the next 2000 years. from now until 8/29 we have all the personal planets moving into virgo- mars, venus, sun, moon and mercury. all these bodies will trigger regulus- bringing us out of the past and into the future. pay attention to the shifts happening within and without. mars/saturn at best is about mastery, integrity and discipline but shadow mars/saturn is where we clamp down, resist change, hold back and don’t go for it. balance is key.
if you have not seen the blog i wrote about regulus moving into virgo you can find that here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-blog/regulus-into-virgo-the-meek-shall-inherit-the-earth/
mars moves out of leo and into virgo at 10:18pm, shifting the warrior and drive from fire to earth, yang to yin, expressive to contained. mars in virgo can help us to channel our energy in practical, discipline, focused ways and get getting organized, efficient, healthy and integrated. mars in virgo is a perfectionist- so we need to watch out for being extra critical of self and others. yet he is gifted in seeing what is not working so it can be fixed. mars’ ingress into virgo activates the royal fixed star regulus. regulus in virgo is all about service that is based on humility, connection to the feminine and being a steward of the earth.
sunday august 18th-
mars in virgo semisquares the north node in cancer and sesquiquadrates the south node in capricorn at 1:17pm, forming a tense alignment between the nodes of destiny and karma. the north node reminds us that our evolution is tied up with the Divine Feminine, honoring the Mother (within and without), honoring our emotions and feelings, and being open to flow. both capricorn and virgo- where south node and mars are- tend to want to clamp down on feelings and man or woman up rather than be vulnerable and open. seeing where the only thing that is blocking us from our path of evolution and destiny is US is useful right now. after understanding- then it’s up to you to take action to shift things into a new direction.