***all times are PDT***
monday august 26th-
the asteroid Goddess pallas athena moves out of libra and into scorpio at 1:53am, shifting the Wisdom and Warrior Goddess from air to water, thinking to feeling, peace and harmony focused to focus on the depths and what lies in the shadow. pallas in deep and transformative scorpio is amazing for research, investigation, shadow work, therapy and soul/spirit surgery. the capacity to get to the core of the matter and see through the shit is profound with pallas in scorpio. using her deep discernment in alignment with her profound sense of instinct and intuition is key during her transit through the sign of pluto. dive deep!
at 2:43am mercury in leo trines retrograde eris in aries, aligning the mind and intellect with the fiery Goddess of discord and revelation! this is great astrology for pulling back the veil of delusion to get to the heart and Truth of matters. eris only wants Truth and she wants it at any cost. luckily this is a harmonious aspect so it supports us in seeing Truth, calling it out and aligning with it in masterful and evolutionary ways! speak the Truth, hear the Truth and stay closely aligned with your self esteem and self Love so that communications come from the heart today.
at 8:38am venus in virgo trines retrograde uranus in taurus, aligning the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener! over the next 3 days venus and mars will both link with uranus- bringing revolutionary energies into relationships and Inner and Outer Union. in relationships, finances, our self-worth and self-Love- we are being given great freedom, expansion and opportunities for growth! grounding down into our Truth and getting more embodied is supported right now. important relationships coming into your life or deepening right now can be very good for you!
retrograde chiron in aries trines ceres in sagittarius at 10:56pm, aligning the Wounded Healer planetoid with the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. there is healing potential present right now in family relationships- with parents, children, co-parents, siblings and extended family. we are able to dive deep and see the wounding patterns that have held us back from feeling deeply nourished and nurtured- as well as holding us back from nurturing and caring for others in the best way we can. chiron in aries is shining a Light on the wounding of the masculine. are we unconsciously aggressive, angry, violent and selfish? or do we stuff our anger and self focus to a depressing and self deprecating degree? healing is possible right now when we are willing to face the shadow. showing up for our inner child or children in our live can be amazing right now. open the mind and open the heart.
tuesday august 27th-
mars in virgo sesquiquadrates retrograde pluto in capricorn at 6:46am, creating tension between the will and drive and the Lord of the Underworld. mars is the lower will and pluto is the Higher Will and Higher Octave of mars- and in tense aspect there can be confrontations around will, power and control. using this energy to take action and create change is key but watch out for power/over power/under dynamics and domination/control tactics. the only one you can control is yourself! you can move mountains right now- just make sure they are your own mountains to move and you are not wasting all your energy trying to move mountains for others OR telling others that they should be doing something. your point of power comes when you focus on yourself!
jupiter in sagittarius quincunxes the mean north node in cancer at 3:38pm, creating tension between the planet of expansion and excess and the north node of destiny and evolution. the north node is in watery, emotional and intuitive cancer- calling us forward on our path of evolution via emotional intimacy, honoring of the feminine and honoring our needs, feelings and vulnerabilities. jupiter in sagittarius is fiery and prefers to move on to the next thing right way (sometimes as a means to spiritually bypass)- but the north node in cancer says we must honor the feminine within us by feeling the fulness of our feelings. this is not a time to go up and out but instead a time to go down and in. watch out for the tendency to be heady and divorced from the heart. surrender your mind into your heart and see where that takes you ;)
wednesday august 28th-
at 3:53am mars in virgo trines retrograde uranus in taurus- aligning the will, drive and Divine Masculine with the planet of change, revolution and evolution! mars/uranus is amazing for embracing change and making things happen. of course in stable earth signs taking action from a place of presence and response rather than anxious, ungrounded reaction is key ;) in work situations new ideas and visions being seeded right now can be amazing for financial abundance! with the Divine Lovers linking with uranus the last 3 days- opportunities for shift and change in relationships or new people coming into our lives that are good for us are incoming.
the sun in virgo quincunxes retrograde chiron in aries at 5:17am, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the Wounded Healer planetoid. sun/chiron can bring up old wounds and pain around our identity and sense of self. if we are hard on ourselves then this can be massively exacerbated! if we are overly egotistical and think we are perfect but no one else is- then this is a call to look at the wounds and pain that are running the tendency to project our shadow onto others. having healthy outlets for anger and rage is key right now- if we stuff it we can internalize it and have it come out in depression and illness. if we act out in it in aggressive ways we can burn bridges!
venus in virgo sequiquadrates retrograde eris in aries at 12:25pm, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. some sudden and unexpected things can come up in relationships right now. venus in virgo is focused on the details and practicalities but eris can throw a curve ball. stay open to change.
mercury at 29 leo sesquiquadrates retrograde saturn in capricorn at 3:38pm and sesquiquadrates the south node/semisquares the north node at 10:56pm. communications can be heightened and possibly heated right now. there are big things up and if we are driven by our passion, our hearts and our authenticity then we can really speak up, express Truth and see clearly! but if we are coming from ego OR if we are coming from a place of clamping down, sticking to the old paradigm, afraid of being fully seen- then that can be up today to navigate. consciousness is key.
thursday august 29th-
at 12:48am mercury moves out of leo and into virgo, shifting the planet of communication and thinking from fire to earth, yang to yin, self focus to service focus. mercury rules virgo so is well placed here. the gifts of this transit are discernment, clarity, integrity in word and deed and desire to communicate honesty and directly. mercury aligns with regulus the royal fixed star of leadership and the heart of the lion (that precessed into virgo in 2012- to read my article on this click here- http://www.divineharmony.org/cosmic-insight-divine-harmony/divine-harmony-astrology-blog/regulus-into-virgo-the-meek-shall-inherit-the-earth/). pay attention to where you are being called to step up and lead from the heart and from a place committed to being of service today. the greatest leaders are servants of the people. watch what people do- not just what they say.
the sun in virgo sesquiquadrates retrograde pluto in capricorn at 6:08am, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the Lord of the Underworld. the sun in virgo is humble and service oriented- but pluto is a power house and he demands transformation and evolution. if we are playing small- NOW IS THE TIME TO STOP THAT. if we are so stuck in perfectionism and an old paradigm of consciousness- now is the time to break free. sun/pluto can bring up power struggles and reveal the shadow in our dynamics with others. be willing to see your piece but don’t own and take responsibility for all of it. work on your part and release others to work on their end of things. this is not a time to control anyone or anything but yourself!
at 8:14pm the sun in virgo trines retrograde uranus in taurus, linking the conscious self and ego with the planet of revolution and change. earth trines are excellent for the material world- finances, work, health and other matters that relate to form and materiality. this is a great day to see what needs to shift and change and do the slow, steady work to bring that change into full manifestation.
friday august 30th-
the new moon at 6’47 virgo is exact at 3:37am PDT, commencing a new lunar cycle that is focused on service, work, health, well being, embodiment, integrity, inner work and discernment. this is a VERY POWERFUL new moon- as it is conjunct mars by one degree, conjunct venus by 4 1/2 degrees, and also conjunct mercury and juno! just like the last new moon in leo that was conjunct venus and widely conjunct mars and juno- we have another lunation that is focused on relationship, partnership and the Sacred Dance of masculine and feminine within and without. the last new moon on 7/31 was trine chiron and quincunx uranus- this new moon is trine uranus and quincunx chiron! wounding and healing (chiron)- change, endings, new beginnings (uranus) are in focus right now. in the new moon chart saturn is approaching his last conjunction to the karmic south node. this late spring and summer (may to september) we have all had an opportunity to do some massive karmic clearing. letting go of that which is toxic, stagnant, stuck, no longer working, patriarchal and old paradigm has been the lesson. this is the last hurrah- so any things, people, situations, career paths, attitudes, beliefs, old lifestyles you have clung to out of safety and security but in fact they block you and inhibit you from greater growth and expansion are needing to be released. now is the time! for more info on this new moon check the lunar insight posted a few days before the new moon is exact. also be sure to sign up for the lunar gate calls and lunar horoscopes which will be posted this week. to become a member click here- https://divineharmony.com/become-a-member/
at 2:12pm mercury cojoins juno at 3’05 virgo, aligning the planet of communication and thinking with the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. this is a great time to communicate and converse about commitments, relationships and contractual arraignments in our lives. in the last couple weeks mars, venus and the sun all triggered juno but they did so in leo- the sign of romance, creativity, children and fun! this is the first conjunction to juno in virgo- with focus on being of service, getting healthy, organized, efficient and more discerning. being willing to see the trees and not just the forrest (i.e. the details not just the big picture) will serve you right now.
saturday august 31st-
retrograde pluto in capricorn semisquares ceres in sagittarius at 7:17am, creating tension between the Lord of the Underworld and the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. if you know your greek mythology you know that pluto and ceres (hades and demeter) have a deep relationship. pluto abducted ceres’ daughter persephone and took her into the Underworld. pluto/ceres can bring us into our own personal Underworlds in family situations, with parents or children and more. there is also some deep shadow to navigate around Mother Earth (ceres is a symbol of her) and what is going on in the environment right now. ceres in sagittarius nurtures and nourishes through freedom and expansion. but pluto in capricorn is the ultimate power hungry planet (at least his shadow is) and we can be facing off others- perhaps others that are more powerful than us- right now. standing our ground is key. we can do deep transformational work around our childhood, inner child, relationship with children and parents right now. the key is to go down and in- rather than seek to escape by going up and out.
at 10:57am mercury in virgo quincunxes retrograde chiron in aries, creating tension between the conscious mind and intellect and the Wounded Healer planetoid. mercury/chiron can bring us face to face with old wounds and pain around communication, seeing/dealing with reality and how we deal with our anger and rage. the masculine is in the midst of major healing and upgrade but first all the shadow around masculine energy within and without needs to come to Light. luckily mercury is also about to trine uranus- just as all the virgo planets have been doing in the last 10 or so days. wounds and pain coming to Light can be transformed and broken free from if we are willing to do the work. the key is to face what is arising right now- so don’t stuff things!
sunday september 1st-
mercury in virgo sesquiquadrates retrograde pluto in capricorn at 12:11am, creating tension between the logical mind and the Lord of the Underworld. mars, the sun and now mercury all tensely aspect pluto this week- next week it will be venus’ turn. what is in the shadows is coming to Light. where power and control are abused is being exposed. virgo in its highest is here to serve, be a servant of the people and take of the body and the earth. communications can be intense- so navigate with consciousness. dig deep and be willing to face the shadow within and without.
mercury in virgo trines retrograde uranus in taurus at 7:11am, 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.
mars in virgo sesquiquadrates retrograde eris in aries at 8:31am, creating tension between the will and drive and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. since tuesday mars has been triggering the pluto/eris square- revealing what is in the shadow and making us face our use or abuse of power. power over and we are tyrants- power under and we are victims. mars wants us to use our power for good- to be of service in the world. being in touch with healthy anger and rage is key- as stuffed anger becomes depression and anger acted out in becomes violence. heart felt anger that fuels right action can change the world. wield it wisely!
venus in virgo trines retrograde saturn in caprirocn at 11:49am, aligning the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. venus will harmoniously activate the whole capricorn confluence in the coming week or so- bringing focus to the deep and profound transformations and karmic clearings happening in our lives (personally and collectively). virgo and capricorn are 2 of the best signs to have on board to get the job done right. when we are humble and committed to doing the work (virgo) we can use our authority and power (saturn and pluto) wisely. be clear on what you are committed to that is good for you- and prune away and release that which is not!
sun in virgo sesquiquadreates retrograde eris in aries at 3:02pm, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. since thursday the sun has been triggering the pluto/eris square- revealing what is in the shadow and forcing us to acknowledge and deal with what we have avoided facing and seeing clearly. steer clear of power struggles but don’t give away your power either! stand in it- in touch with your emotions and using what is arising now to help you discern, get clear seeing and take right action in your personal life and also collectively!
venus in virgo sextiles the mean north node in cancer and trines the south node at 9:36pm, making a harmonious aspect to the nodes of destiny and fate, future and past, dharma and karma. we can have insights right now into what of the past is still good and valuable and come forward with us and what needs to be fully left behind. venus is quite discerning in virgo and she leaves no stone unturned. being in touch with our feelings, emotions and vulnerability is key right now. don’t clamp down and be stoic! let your heart feel and express and let that inspire others to do the same!
retrograde neptune in pisces sesquiquadrates pallas in scorpio at 10:40pm, creating tension between the planet of idealism, illusion and confusion and the Wisdom and Warrior Goddess. neptune is idealistic and romantic- but also fantasy based and can be completely out to lunch. pallas in athena has strong instincts and intuition and is looking into the shadow. the tense aspect between the two can make for difficulty telling the difference between our intuition and our fears or fantasy. pay attention to that which lies beneath the surface. when you find yourself wanting to go up and out- go down and in. no spiritual bypassing!
have a blessed week…