ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 21-27 2023
MON AUG 21
The Moon in late Libra is sextile the Sun and forming a trine to Saturn, with a square to Pluto, suggesting a point of reaching balance after a period of intense metamorphosis. This is a big download. The Moon enters Scorpio at 4:22 PM PST, emphasizing the trine to Saturn in Pisces, and this see’s things feel more stabilized, even if there are a lot of quagmires or uncertainties. These signatures strongly indicate a collective healing crisis. Purification, alchemy, dieta, healing processes, the details of life, are all highlighted. Cultivating a deep understanding of the animal, vegetable, mineral, and microbial kingdoms all comes into sharp focus and takes on great importance.
TUES AUG 22
Today can feel more positive, even amidst some intensity. The Moon in Scorpio is trine Saturn, opposite Jupiter, and squaring Venus today. Things can still feel a little unsettled, but there is a feeling of command over certain situations. There can be a lot of emotional generosity in the atmosphere. People can be grappling with intense realities privately, and it can be a lot to take in and adjust to. A lunar square to Hygeia further accentuates health and healing topics, as the Sun prepares to ingress into Virgo while Mercury stations retrograde in Virgo tomorrow.
WED AUG 23
The Sun enters Virgo at 2:01 AM PST, and Mercury stations retrograde at 21 degrees Virgo 12:59 PM PST. This massive emphasis in Virgo hugely highlights the importance of all the small things. Mercury stationing retrograde in this face of Virgo shines light on the processes of pathogenesis and decay. Illuminating and fully understanding these processes unlocks the elixir of life. Mercury backtracking here while the Sun shines brightly in the first face of Virgo is a reset button. It is a good time to cleanse, purify, heal, and rectify situations. Dieta, hygiene, health, healing processes, nutrients, microbes, pets, details, organization, regiments, lists, technical details. Small things all come into sharp focus and are undergoing a massive recalibration, cleansing, perfecting, purification, and dramatic upgrades. Repeat after me: “I will emerge from this in the whole and perfected form intended for me by alchemical grace and divine light.” Deeply believe these words as you say them outlaid to yourself. This is a metamorphosis. The Moon in Scorpio sextile’s Mars in Virgo while opposing Uranus and trine Neptune. This is a lightning bolt of life force, and instincts and intuition merge with action.
THURS AUG 24
The Moon enters Sagittarius at 1:07 AM PST, where it squares Saturn in Pisces and the Sun in Virgo. There can be some frustrations with delays or blockages, or some vague worries to manage, and a lunar sesquisquare to Chiron suggests some vulnerability, as some people may be feeling a bit frayed around the edges or vulnerable. There is a lot of love and compassion in the air. As the day wears on, the Moon forms a trine to Venus in Leo and Chiron in Aries, seeing something very special to smile about. This can feel like a warm hug from Spirit, and may be a pleasant serendipity amidst grittier realities. Hope and faith levels can be restored, even as they are tested. There can be pleasant and deeply healing exchanges or experiences.
FRI AUG 25
Today can see a feel good atmosphere, and there can be a candidness in the air that can border on foot in mouth syndrome at times. Maybe it’s hard to put into words the feelings being experienced, as things can feel deeply healing. There is love, care, and concern for our fellow earthlings. As the day progresses, spiritual, mystical or existential topics can be highlighted. There can be a draw to unusual people or experiences. Equally, there is also the potential for worry, or fretting over the well being of others. Discussions and actions can center around healing, cleansing or perfecting things, or being helpful and of service to those in need. The Moon squares Mars in 29 degrees of Virgo in the evening, seeing a burst of energy to get something done. This can see the culmination of an exhaustive process, or the beginning of one. A summit has been reached, or is about to be reached. This aspect can also see slight irritation. Take care in communications, as people can really be going through more than is readily discernible, and wires can easily be crossed as Mercury just stationed backwards.
SAT AUG 26
The Moon enters stoic Capricorn at 6:05 AM PST, to trine the Sun in Virgo and sextile Saturn in Pisces. There can be a feeling of well earned accomplishment, success and stability, after much grinding effort. It can feel surprisingly rewarding to exercise self discipline and self control. The fruits of these labors are obvious now. The Moon goes on to trine Jupiter in Taurus in the evening, emphasizing the sweet rewards of discipline, discernment, and steadfastness. A refining process is now under way, and there are encouraging signs of growth, abundance, stability, and fecundity.
SUN AUG 27
Mars enters Libra at 6:20 AM PST, placing a focus on relating with others, partnership, balance, and harmony for the next long while. Today can see surprising but excellent news, helpful insights, new brain waves, aha moments, and an overall earthly “zang”. The Moon in Capricorn is trine Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus. This can see the right information reach the right people at the right time, or some shocking lucky breaks or illuminating discussions. The Moon squares Chiron, seeing some vulnerability, and discussions can center around care for others, healing processes, or dramatically improving situations. Major overhauls. Patience, consistency, and determination will be required. The Moon goes on to trine Mars and conjoin Pluto in the evening, seeing next week begin on an ambitious note of inspired action or renewed vigor.