***all times are PDT***
monday august 5th-
there are no major aspects today.
tuesday august 6th-
retrograde chiron in aries semisquares vesta in taurus at 11:45pm, bringing tension between the Wounded Healer planetoid and the Priestess asteroid Goddess. pluto is about to trine vesta (later in the week) and last week neptune linked with her. lots of outer planetary energy bringing activation to the Goddess of devotion and focus. when in taurus vesta is deeply devoted to being in a body, attending to material reality- all the while coming from a place of self-worth and self-Love. chiron is showing us what blocks our own embodiment and alignment with deeper self Love. are our values out of alignment? or does what we DO not reflect what we say we believe in? chiron is showing us where the healing needs to happen to move forward and evolve. pay attention to the signs and messages!
wednesday august 7th-
at 12:31am the sun in leo trines retrograde (and soon to station direct) jupiter in sagittarius, linking the conscious self and ego with the planet of expansion, abundance and excess. today the sun triggers both jupiter and saturn- expansion and contraction, luck and hard work, ideals and reality. the sun/jupiter trine is a harmonious aspect supporting us in taking healthy risks, having confidence and going for it! yet sun/saturn later today will test anything we set into motion- so we want to keep this in mind when we are being fueled by our inner fire. being in response not reaction- being led by the heart not the lower chakras divorced from the heart is key.
the solar gate of lammas/lughnasah is exact at 12:13pm PDT when the sun crosses into the 15th degree of leo. the cross quarter days as typically celebrated today are not aligned with any of nature’s cycles. solar lammas occurs at the precise midpoint between summer solstice and fall equinox when the sun crosses 15 leo- not when the sun is at 10 leo as it is on august 1st when calendar lammas falls. lunar lammas is at the full moon in aquarius on august 16th. so the portal between august 1st and 16th is the lammas portal- but the tighest solar/lunar energies span from august 7th through the 16th. if you want to learn more about this high holy day and gate of the sun sign up to be a Galactic Benefactor member and you receive these calls as part of your membership. you can also donate separately for the calls. these calls include astrology, mythology, shadow work, ritual and a guided meditation to help you work with the mystical energies present during this gate of the sun.
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the sun in leo quincunxes retrograde saturn in capricorn at 5:24pm, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. sun/jupiter earlier today had an energy of confidence and expansion! yet sun/saturn is quite the opposite- reigning us in, asking us to deal with limitations and the past. interestingly the sun, jupiter and saturn are all in their respective sign rulerships- so they are EXTRA strong. the sun in leo wants to create, pursue passions, shine and be seen! jupiter in sagittarius wants to expand, travel, learn, teach and grow! saturn in capricorn wants mastery, integrity, hard work and accountability. learning how to blend these energies in harmonious ways so that saturn is grounding us while jupiter is helping us fly is key right now. reality checks incoming need to be addressed- not spiritually bypassed ;)
thursday august 8th-
today is the Lion’s Gate! as i talked about in my lunar and solar gate calls- the lion’s gate has connection to the solar gate of lammas which occurs when the sun crosses into 15 leo- the precise midpoint of the summer solstice and fall equinox. this is the middle of the sign of leo- the sign of the Lion. there is connection to Sirius during this time as depending on your location in the northern hemisphere Sirius has it’s helical rise sometime in august (for ojai, california where i live heliacal rise is 8/12). Sirius is the Spiritual Sun of our sun. if our sun and central star provides light and life on planet earth- Sirius provides spiritual Light and eternal Life. Divine Love, Wisdom, Power and Truth descend from this star and when we choose to work with Sirius consciously we can attune to it. what makes this Lion’s Gate so special is that the north node is heading to align with Sirius in september 2019 (9/7 mean node, 9/25 true node). so we don’t just have a yearly activation of sirius happening right now- we have a brand new 19 year cycle of evolution and destiny being seeded for us personally and collectively as beings who reside on our beloved planet Earth <3 today is an amazing day to do ceremony, ritual and/or drop into meditation to attune to the stellar gate that is opening right now. if you have not heard my Higher Heart meditation that connect you to Sirius you can listen for free here- https://divineharmony.com/guided-meditations/higher-heart-chakra-meditation-2/
the sun in leo semisextiles the north node at 15’55 cancer at 11:30am, linking the conscious self and ego with the node of destiny and fate. important insights, aha moments and awarenesses about your path can be incoming. Light is being shed on what is blocking you and what you can do to move forward. important people or situations incoming can be great for your evolution!
venus in leo trines retrograde and about to station direct jupiter in sagittarius at 1:27pm, linking the lesser and Greater Benefics in expansive ways!!! venus and jupiter were seen as the Benefics because they were very bright in the pre-dawn or evening sky- outshining the stars (the only 2 brighter are the moon and sun). venus has to do with love, beauty, partnership, self worth and self Love- while jupiter has to do with expansion, growth and success. they are both lucky influences and trining each other while jupiter stations this aspect is super blessed. embrace your desires, your passion and your fire. open your mind to experience more of the Truth. venus will make a tense aspect to saturn tomorrow- so we do want to find balance between expansion and contraction, luck and hard work, the possibilities and reality.
at 10:42pm mars in leo trines retrograde eris in aries, aligning the will, warrior and drive with the Goddess of discord and chaos. mars and eris are brother and sister in greek mythology- they are the God and Goddess of war. with these two teaming up in harmonious ways we have a lot of fiery energy that support us in taking action and initiating things- we just need to be aware of the war-like aggression that can be stirred up as well. using mars’ energy to take conscious action and move forward with positive intention is recommended right now.
friday august 9th-
at 1:23am venus in leo quincunxes retrograde saturn in capricorn, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. venus/saturn can bring a heaviness and reality check kind of energy into relationships, finances, our values and more. venus in leo wants to have fun, create, be passionate and expressive! yet saturn comes in and shows us what is not working, what is not possible and where we need to deal with reality. if you feel like you can only see what is wrong and not what is right- know that this too shall pass and just be with what arises today.
pallas in libra opposes retrograde eris in aries at 3:08pm, creating tension between the Wisdom and Warrior Goddess and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. since last week wednesday pallas has been triggering the fast approaching pluto/eris square- exact in january 2020. pluto square eris is a HUGE transit of collective importance. shadow is coming to Light and that which we do that hinder our growth and evolution as a species is being brought into our awareness in significant ways. add in pallas and there can be some intensity arising in relationships, political situations, work situations and more. pallas in libra wants peace and harmony- she is a natural diplomat. but if she is burying her head in the sand to ignore the shadow there can be issues popping up right now. having a good handle on anger and rage so it is used consciously and not reactively expressed is key.
retrograde pluto in capricorn trines vesta in taurus at 4:08pm, linking the Lord of the Underworld with the Priestess asteroid Goddess. vesta is deeply devoted and focused and in taurus she is devoted to embodiment, alignment with her deepest held values and fully showing up with presence in the world. pluto is helping to deconstruct and let go of limiting ideas or paradigms we adhere to that block our growth. this is excellent astrology for one pointed vision and seeing what needs to transform or be released in our material world, finances, work, health and well being and more. use the astrology wisely!
saturday august 10th-
at 5:44pm 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.
sunday august 11th-
mercury at 29 cancer sesquiquadrates stationary jupiter in sagittarius at 2:01am, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the planet of expansion and excess. mercury/jupiter loves to talk, learn, travel and expand his mind! yet this can bring an overly mental attitude and nervous tension. we want to balance feelings (mercury in cancer) with belief and thoughts (jupiter). with this aspect in the early morning hours paying attention to dreams and incoming messages from the Unconscious can be insightful. make sure you listen as much if not more than you talk ;)
juno in leo trines retrograde eris in aries at 3:47am, aligning the asteroid Goddess of parternship and marriage with the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. luckily this aspect is harmonious ;) juno wants partnership and collaboration and eris wants to reveal where this is discord and disharmony. put the two together and we can find balance between relational energy and revelatory energy that shines a Light on the shadow. with both in fire signs being committed to the full expression of our passions, heart and power while alone OR in partnership is supported!
jupiter stations direct at 14’30 sagittarius at 6:37am- bringing the planet of expansion, positivity and excess to a standstill in the sky. with jupiter in his own sign we double down on the energy of expansion via travel, pursuit of Truth, living with confidence and chasing after adventure! sagittarius is the wild horse running free who does not want to be bound, broken or put in a corral. with jupiter at a standstill on the Great Attractor we have a very powerful activation of a point in the cosmos that scientist are still trying to figure out. what we know is that everything around the GA (Great Attractor) is massively attracted to it and gets pulled into it at a rapid pace. is it a black hole? an event horizon? a portal? a star gate? all of the above? if the Galactic Center at 27 sagittarius is the womb of the Great Mother who birthed our Galaxy- we can see the GA as the womb of the Great Grand Mother. this is high frequency energy being activated right now and if we have the ears to hear and the eyes to see- some significant cosmic downloads can be incoming. so pay attention!!!
venus in leo quincunx retrograde neptune in pisces at 10:43am, bringing a sense of idealism, romanticism and/or delusion and deception to relationships and financial situations. venus in leo wants the good life and wants a lot of attention- and so venus/neptune can be this deep longing for material things and lots of attention and ardor. the shadow side is that we are seeing what we want to see in Love and money situations, rather than addressing and dealing with reality. the best use of this energy is to channel it into spiritual or creative means! don’t be in denial though- as the Truth will hit home sooner or later and it may not be pretty.
mercury moves out of cancer and into leo at 12:45pm, shifting the mind and intellect from air to water, yang to yin, intellect to emotion. mercury in cancer is very nurturing and sensitive in communication. thoughts are wrapped up with feelings and being able to discern between the two is key. focusing on home, family, emotions, the past and ancestral patterns/karmas is supported right now. just be aware that we can more easily conflate our thoughts with our feelings and can be overly emotional and attached to the past right now.
at 7:27pm uranus stations retrograde at 6’36 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/
have a beautiful week!