ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 17-23 2020
MONDAY AUG 17.
This morning see’s the Moon in Leo square Uranus, sesquisquare Neptune, and trine Chiron. This can see an enthusiastic, idealistic, and innovative energy, with a compassionate bent. The lunar square to Uranus strengthens throughout the day and can see some spontaneous and surprising impulses and a desire to lighten things up after a somewhat strange and for some, frustrating weekend. With Venus in Cancer sextile to Uranus as well, there can be a desire to learn, and go about things in new and innovative ways, and there is also a great deal of emotional independence as well, probably ironically due to increased sensitivity. Venus square Chiron reminds us of old wounds and can see a protectiveness, which the Venus sextile to Uranus mediates via keeping a slight distance and not letting others get too close, even if you would like to. With the intense undercurrents of Mars square Saturn and Pluto, the Moon in Leo emphasizes the directives of the Sun and Mercury, both trine Mars in Aries. This see’s a desire to focus on what inspires, and motivates, and what is life affirming, in order to keep things moving forward and avoid getting bogged down by intensity. There’s an unpredictable atmosphere and a lot of strange happenings, shocks, and surprises, and in general the week begins on a curious note with a certain child like enthusiasm. There is a rebelliousness growing and people can be more outspoken if they feel cornered or pressured.
TUESDAY AUG 18
Today see’s the Moon, Sun, and Mercury in Leo in an energizing trine to Mars in Aries, in the build up to the New Moon that is exact at 7:42 PM PST. There can certainly be a sort of infectious passionate enthusiasm in the air that is quite appealing, and there is something extremely charismatic about these configurations. A lunar sextile to Juno in Libra suggests that others can be very persuasive, or in the very least their passion, drive, and enthusiasm can be quite catching and perhaps spark inspiration. This energy can be playful, communicative and impulsive and can see an expressive atmosphere. Someones message, tone, or the way they communicate, can be difficult to ignore and can make an impact or be highly influential in some way. Harmonious lunar contacts to the North and South Nodes on the Gemini/Sagittarius axis indicate a turning point and a desire to expand the mind, learn, and perhaps widen our circle or reference points a bit, and this can be guided by a life affirming creative spark. Perhaps something or someone has sparked our curiosity. There may still be an underlying caution or vulnerability present but the impulse to follow the guidance of the heart and expand our sense of joy and personal empowerment (Solar Plexus chakra) is very emphasized here. The energy of this New Moon in Leo can be best summarized with some Solar Plexus Chakra affirmations and powerful mantras, which I highly recommend meditating on, and fully integrating. The more damaged or weakened your Solar Plexus chakra is, the more these should be repeated daily, until they become your very nature. I will leave them with you below:
*I love and accept myself.
*I stand up for myself.
*I am strong and courageous.
*I am worthy of love, kindness, and respect.
*I choose the best for myself.
*I express myself in a powerful way.
*I am proud of my achievements.
*I honor myself.
*I choose healthy relationships.
*I am authentic.
*I direct my own life.
*I appreciate my strengths.
*I feel my own power.
*I am free to choose in any situation.
*I seek opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
*I am at peace with myself.
WEDNSDAY AUG 19.
Today see’s the Moon in Virgo, trine Uranus, and conjunct Mercury in 29 degrees of Leo. A sesquisquare to Pluto and a quincunx to Chiron can indicate a bit of intensity and sensitivity, and with Mercury in the most urgent and final degree of Leo there can be a feeling of urgency, or impulsiveness as well, that can perhaps cause a bit of anxiety in the undercurrent. Lunar sesquisquares to both Mars and Saturn suggest that there could be differences in pace, with one person wanting to push things way faster than the other. The Moon in detail, health, and fitness oriented Virgo makes a pleasing sextile to Venus in cozy Cancer in the afternoon which can ease tensions or differences. It looks like the “slow turtle” has the upper hand in this situation, with Earth emphasized now. With Mercury about to head into analytical Virgo, the other sign of it’s natural dominion, at 6:30 PM tonight, it appears that certain things will need further analysis and that a slow pace is best for everyone involved. Lunar trines to Jupiter and Uranus suggest big changes, perhaps in small and humble ways. This can bring some healing innovations to the table and a strong desire to improve, fix, heal and perfect. For some this can take a very physical dimension, for others, it’s more psychological or spiritual, as a lunar opposition to Neptune in Pisces highlights psychological issues, and perhaps emotional confusion over a love situation, or someone who has been in some distress. With the emphasis of Virgo growing, this will link up to the Capricorn placements and there can be a desire to “fix something” or level up in some way and improve. The lunar link to Venus in Cancer suggests an emotional and/or spiritual connection under the spotlight somehow, but it’s also perhaps an area of life that is under some analysis, due to some confusion, distance, circumstances, or vague worries. Otherwise, the lunar links to Venus, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune can certainly see some interesting and mysterious synchronicities, and perhaps we are exploring new ways of relating, or cautiously widening our circle. This can see people exploring beneficial and helpful contacts that could have a spiritual or healing dimension.
THURSDAY AUG 20.
Today see’s the Moon in Virgo trine Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn, and opposite Neptune in Pisces. These configurations definitely indicate a desire to heal or address a weakness, and increase personal empowerment, physical, emotional, and psychological health and resilience. The Virgo lunation focuses on crisis and crisis prevention, and there can be some anxieties about unknowns, and for some a need to release attachment to outcomes. However there are also hints at slowly increasing stability, but the Neptune involvement suggests a "lack" of some sort that is undermining stability. This can also see us mysteriously drawn to very unusual people, who may be spiritual, musical, or artistic. Basically these maths sort of indicate that something higher may be at work here and whatever we have going on there can be some compelling and mysterious pulls and strange synchronicities, and a strong desire to firm up our foundations and connect with our own spiritual and transformative power. A minor (but rather strong) lunar aspect to Uranus suggests this is a good time to shed limiting beliefs, stuck patterns or perspectives, embrace new possibilities, and cultivate and nurture new skills or contacts. It's also a lot of unpredictability that can be keeping everyone on their toes. With the Capricorn stellium being activated, and with Venus sextile Uranus, opposite Jupiter, and square Chiron, there is certainly change and expansion happening interpersonally, and some weaknesses to address. There can be a general feeling of security being challenged and vulnerabilities can be highlighted. For some, there may be feelings of dependency, or an expectancy that someone will come to the rescue. (Will they though?) There is a need here for moderation, self sufficiency, realism, and preparedness... Remember how to stand tall on your own if this resonates with you. Interactions which help encourage individuality, personal development, independence, and self empowerment will be helpful. The weekend can see relations with others under the spotlight, and it can be a tricky balancing act. The Moon in Virgo goes Void of Course at 8:37 PM tonight suggesting a good time to reduce/avoid too much pressure, slow down, and keep things "basic". Overall this is an anxious lunation and these configurations can be prone to worry.
FRI AUG 21.
Today see’s the Moon in relationship oriented Libra, opposite Chiron in Aries, and square Venus in sensitive, security oriented Cancer. A quincunx to Uranus late in the afternoon as well adds some unpredictability and indicates a need for some adjustments. There may be some things going on that might make us feel a bit vulnerable and focused on protecting our security. The Sun in 29 degrees of theatrical, dramatic Leo trine Mars in Aries can highlight certain heated situations, and as the Sun gets closer to entering Virgo (which it does tomorrow) it links up with Mercury, which freshly entered this crisis oriented sign. This can highlight a need to stay informed and stay in touch with others, and highlights communications and being on the move, or the possibility of needing to be. With lunar squares to both Jupiter and Venus, this can magnify the emotions and make us more aware of weaknesses. Things can also seem larger than life at the moment. A crisis atmosphere can be challenging to manage, but the square to Jupiter can make us prone to apathy, and the Moon in a Venus ruled sign just wants things peaceful. There can be some intensity this weekend to navigate, but people are eager and willing to help one another out and keep each other in the loop.
SAT AUG 22.
Happy Virgo season and Happy Birthday to all you Sun sign Virgos out there! Today see’s a bit of a crunchy atmosphere…with the Moon in Libra squaring Venus, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn, as well as opposite Mars in Aries. It looks slightly distressed or in the very least, intense, perhaps a bit draining, but the Libra lunation emphasizes the importance of compromise, harmony and diplomacy. A minor, but strong lunar aspect to Mercury in Virgo suggests a need to stay in touch with others, and perhaps some anxiety, and overall busyness. The lunar/Mars opposition definitely indicates the potential for tension, stress, challenge, or some urgency. This is magnified by the squares to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, making everything kind of a big deal right now, and teamwork is very important. Late this evening, as the Moon get’s into the later degrees of Libra, it forms a helpful sextile to the Sun, now in crisis prevention oriented Virgo. This opens the potential for relief, or at least some positive or serendipitous contacts on the way, but this weekend can close out on a restless, emotionally changeable, moody, and excitable note. In the very least, it appears that help is on the way.
SUN AUG 23.
Today see’s the Moon in Moody, intense, and private Scorpio, opposite Uranus, sextile Mercury in Virgo, and trine Venus in Cancer. This can see a lot of resourcefulness, as well as a need for innovation. There can be some good news, serendipity, compassion, and perhaps some rabbits pulled out of hats at the last minute. It could be we get some news that helps make us feel a bit more secure about what may have been some pretty chaotic influences this weekend. We may not be out of the woods yet, but there’s a major push towards resolution that can help bring some comfort and security, even if things are a bit dark, intense, or dramatic, and a bit unpredictable, (the emotional climate can be very changeable.) Late evening throws in a lunar trine to Neptune which can certainly see compassion and sensitivity heightened even more, and there could be some unusual, mystical, or profound connections or experiences to reflect upon. Minor hard aspects to the North and South nodes can show that some lessons are being learned the hard way, but as Monday rolls in it appears that there are kind and generous influences that wield their considerable power to help to bring more stability and calm, and bring some resolution to what has felt to be a crisis atmosphere. Again, we aren’t out of the woods yet, and there can still be a bit of an uphill battle, but in spite of precariousness, certain configurations can help to bring more confidence, calm, and stability amidst the more chaotic and worrisome influences, even though there is still much work ahead to really gain a foothold, which we will hopefully begin to see once the Moon enters Capricorn midweek.