ASTROLOGY & YOUR SHADOW starts this week wednesday august 17th!
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monday august 15th-
at 1:34pm mercury in virgo trines the mean north node in taurus and sextiles the mean south node, aligning the planet of communication and thinking with the nodes of destiny and evolution. important conversations, communications or information arising today can be very revealing – both about the past and what needs to be dealt with and the future and where we are heading. mercury in virgo is discerning and able to see the Truth of matters – so tune in at that level for best results. today through tomorrow mercury triggers the uranus/north node conjunction- so what comes in right now can be radical, inventive, revolutionary and freeing! stay open minded!
the sun in leo sesquiquadrates retrograde jupiter in aries at 9:06pm, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the planet of expansion and excess. sun/jupiter is great for going for it, taking risks and expanding! yet they are making a tense aspect and they are both in yang, fire signs that tend to act without thinking in impulsive and at times reactive ways. too much fire can burn the whole house down! jupiter- although seen as benevolent- has a shadow side! too much of a good thing or too much growth and expansion without the balanced of pruning, reigning it in and boundaries can be problematic. balance is key today!
tuesday august 16th-
at 1:46pm mercury in virgo trines uranus in taurus, aligning the lower mind with the Higher Mind in expansive and profound ways. pay attention to insights, aha moments, and bolt out of the blue awarenesses incoming. sudden and unexpected information, communications and connections are possible. with both bodies in earth signs the focus can be on work, career and money- but it can also be on your health, vitality and well being in the world.
retrograde chiron in aries semisquares retrograde vesta in pisces at 9:49pm, creating tension between the Wounded Healer planetoid and the Priestess asteroid Goddess of devotion and focus. chiron/vesta can bring awareness to where we are overly devoted to something to the point we are sacrificing ourselves OR he can bring Light to where we are devoted to wearing rose colored glasses and not seeing the Truth about ourselves, others or the world around us. vesta is deeply intuitive in pisces but the tense aspect can exacerbate tendencies to escapism and checking out. at best we can use the awareness of chiron to see more clearly through our own blind spots and set boundaries instead of be all Love and Light.
wednesday august 17th-
at 1:57pm the 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.
the sun in leo trines retrograde eris in aries at 5:38pm, 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.
thursday august 18th-
at 4:03am venus in leo trines retrograde jupiter in aries, creating a harmonious alignment between the two Benefic planets. both venus and jupiter are seen as highly beneficial- opening doors, bringing opportunities and generating abundance. venus/jupiter is amazing for passion, creativity, self expression and GOING FOR IT! the power of fire is expansive right now- so harness it and let it work for you! it’s a great day to have some fun- be social, creative, and open to new experiences!
mercury in virgo quincunxes retrograde saturn in aquarius at 3:06pm, bringing a heavy and perhaps karmic energy into communication, thinking and perception. mercury/saturn is great for getting real and seeing what is- but the two of these in tense aspect can magnify what is wrong and make it hard to see what is right. is the glass half empty? half full? cracked and leaking? have serious talks right now- but if there is a block to communication you may want to wait until things open up for a better chance at being heard (and being able to hear!).
friday august 19th-
at 2:38am retrograde saturn in aquarius trines pallas athena in gemini, linking the planet of mastery and integrity with the Wisdom and Warrior Goddess. this is great astrology for being serious, focused and getting to the bottom of things to see the Truth. pallas in gemini sees the pieces and the trees- not necessarily the whole picture or the forrest. but saturn has the capacity to put things together with mastery and find the Greater Truth at play. as this happens overnight pay attention to dreams upon waking that have deep insights and help you see the Truth no holds barred!
the sun in leo quincunxes retrograde pluto in capricorn at 12:09pm, amplifying the new moon/pluto quincunx that occurred earlier in the day/ 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 1:55pm venus in leo sesquiquadrates retrograde neptune in pisces, creating tension between the lower and Higher Hearts. venus/neptune can be dreamy, romantic, creative, artistic and compassionate. yet it can also exacerbate tendencies to be out to lunch, wear rose colored glasses, put people on pedestals and ignore red flags. healthy sense of self with boundaries (venus is in leo after all) is key right now ;) watch out for a neptune fog appearing into relationships, love and money situations. be sure you are looking deeper than the surface!
saturday august 20th-
at 3:56am mars moves out of taurus and into gemini, shifting the will, warrior and drive from earth to air, body to mind, stability to movement. mars in gemini is a great time to communicate, pursue ideas, learn, travel, teach and explore! we just need to be aware that very yang mars can rev up the mind a bit too much and cause ungroundedness and impulsivity. going after things and sticking with them to see them through is not mars in gemini’s forte ;) mars in gemini energy used unconsciously can erupt into arguments with others or accidents- which typically occur when we are not being present. mars usually spends 8-10 weeks in a sign but due to his upcoming retrograde end of october we will have him in this sign for 6 months! pay attention to what is coming in right now as he ingresses into gemini as the lessons and karmic situations that need addressing can be presenting themselves. the Universe is giving us a head’s up!
sunday august 21st-
at 3:40am mercury in virgo opposes retrograde neptune in pisces, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the planet of mysticism, romance, illusion and delusion. we are heading into virgo season where the virgo planets will oppose neptune, not to mention mars’ upcoming retrograde which will have a triple square to neptune. this is an excellent time to make sure we are willing and able to see/face the Truth. the virgo planets demand discernment- but neptune in pisces wants to see things through rose colored glasses (or sometimes beer goggles or with our head in the sand!). make sure you are being honest and above board today and ensure others are as well. nebulous communications and fear/fantasy based thinking need to be seen through. (mercury parallels neptune at 5:59am so this is a SUPER ASPECT which amplifies and exacerbates their energy together)
uranus in taurus sextiles retrograde juno in pisces at 6:15am, linking the Rebel and Revolutionary with the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. uranus/juno is wonderful for letting new energy and new live come into relationships in our lives. uranus is about change and opening to the new! he is also about endings of that which no longer serves our growth and evolution. this harmonious alignment helps us to see who and what we are committed to clearly so we can discern if it helps us grow or if it holds us back. it is possible to breath new life into existing relationships right now- if they have more life to live! discern baby from bathwater for best results- and be open to doing things differently if you a different results.
at 6:48am retrograde vesta moves out of pisces and into aquarius, bringing the Priestess asteroid Goddess from water to air, emotion to intellect, the waters of the abyss to the water bearer who contains them! vesta in both aquarius and pisces are very transpersonal placements. vesta is devoted to community and humanity in aquarius and devoted to the collective unconscious and the mystical when in pisces. transiting between the two her deep devotion is being weaves between heart (pisces) and head (aquarius), intuition and intellect. vesta in aquarius shifts her focus from the depths within back out into the world at large. she is devoted to collective care, evolution of humanity and understanding we are all One. devotion to causes and communities that support them are in focus now. find your tribe and join forces with others who have common vision and purpose so you can realize your goals in collaboration with others!
mercury in virgo quincunxes retrograde eris in aries at 7:58pm, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. communications can get intense and revealing today! steer clear of power struggles but do stand in your power. speak your Truth, hear the Truth- be able to see the Truth in actions when it is not being said in words. discernment is key.
at 7:45pm mars in gemini semisquares retrograde chiron in aries, creating tension between the Will and Drive and the Wounded Healer in the sign of mars! mars in gemini likes to speak up and express himself but he can also be argumentative, combative and uncompassionate in his communication. mars tensely aspecting chiron in his own sign exacerbates this issue. we need to check in when we speak tonight- pause and count to 10 so we are responding not reacting. mars/chiron can either be anger out where we exploded at others OR anger in where we hold things in, repress and stuff which will come out as passive aggression or depression. what happens tonight- pay attention! mars will be stationing retrograde end of october and his retrograde journey is in gemini. what is bubbling up right now can related to the deep dive incoming from the God of War, Will and Ego Drive. pay attention!
have a blessed week…