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Weekly astrology forecast- week of 8/17-8/23

Posted: August 16, 2015

***all times are PDT***

monday august 17th-
the first aspect of the day and week is exact at 7:25am when mercury in virgo parallels juno in virgo, aligning the conscious mind and intellect with the asteroid Goddess of partnership, commitment and contractual arrangements. over the next 2 days mercury and juno will form a super aspect as they aspect today by declination and on wednesday by degree- making the aspect between these two more potent and longer lasting. pay attention to ideas, thoughts, insights, talks and communication you have with or receive from others as information coming in can help you see the Bigger Picture at play in relationships in your life (romantic, business and otherwise). with both bodies in virgo- attending to the details, being willing to see our own piece in things (and not immediately follow that up with BUT you did x y and z) is key right now.

jupiter in virgo quincunxes the true south node in aries and semisextiles the true north node in libra, activating the nodes of destiny and karma. jupiter just moved into virgo and he quincunxes the true south node at 1'20 aries (jupiter will quincunx the mean south node on 8/22)- activating the nodes just before they move into their new home signs next month. jupiter/south node brings tension and friction between where we need to grow and expand into and what we are still holding onto from the past. letting go of people, places, things or attitudes that no longer serve are the focus right now. instead of rash, impulsive behavior (very south node in aries) we are challenged to think about things, analyze them and be discerning in the actions we take. luckily jupiter harmoniously links up with the north node- providing us with an opportunity to align (or re-align) with our Highest Path and let go of karmic patterns that are ready to be let go of. over the next week jupiter will trigger both variations of the nodes (true and mean)- making this aspect in effect for the next 7 days (so pay attention!).

tuesday august 18th-
there are no major aspects today. the moon is in airy, balanced, relationship-oriented libra all day long. the moon sextiles mars in the early morning hours and squares pluto in the afternoon- bringing a decidedly direct and deep energy to the emotional tenor of the day. moon/mars can help us to share our feelings and take action based on what we feel is right. moon/pluto can bring up deep feelings or Unconscious energies that we have been ignoring, denying or completely oblivious to. luckily the moon is in libra- so we are being supported in finding balance between Light and shadow, softness and fierceness, easy-going energy and intensity today.

wednesday august 19th-
at 2:46am mercury cojoins juno in virgo, completing the super aspect made by these two that began monday morning (the 17th)/ mercury/juno is great for talking about our needs and desires in relationship and getting very clear on the details of the Bigger Picture. if we can only see the forest but not the trees we can miss something of deep value right now. mercury/juno in virgo helps us to see and hear what we are missing as well as speak up about what we need to speak up about so that relationships (romantic, business and otherwise) are being related to with more integrity.

retrograde uranus in aries semisextiles retrograde chiron in pisces at 7:01am, harmoniously aligning the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener with the Wounded Healer planetoid. these two have been in semisextile aspect since the start of 2009 and will continue to do so until the middle of 2021- so this is a long term transit that really spans a whole generation. uranus brings things to Light and helps us make radical shifts and changes and when he is in contact with the Wounded Healer we have huge potential for seeing our own wounds and doing deep healing work that helps us to dramatically release the past and the hold it has on us. with uranus in the first sign and chiron in the last sign- there is potential to really clear out old karmic patterns from the past that have been haunting us for lifetimes. the key is that we have to do something with this astrology- it's not a silver spoon in the mouth! if you happen to have planets around 20-21 degrees that are getting activated by uranus and chiron then you are in the line of transformational fire! for everyone though, this astrology provides us with the impetus and potential to bring to Light that which we could not see or face in the past. cathartic healing is possible right now- be sure to embrace it and work with the energies present right now! (for perspective the last uranus/chiron aspect was on 11/14/14 and the next will be on 11/25/15. because both of these bodies are slow moving planets this transit lasts 12 years- but the degrees and signs they activate during each exact aspect change. in 2009 uranus was at 20'22 pisces and chiron was at 20'22 aquarius. in 2021 uranus will be at 10'50 taurus and chiron will be at 10'50 aries. so both bodies transit over 50 degrees respectively over this 12 year cycle- helping to awaken and heal parts of our individual and collective experience that is ready for shift).

right on the heels of the uranus/chiron aspect, retrograde venus' activates both of them bringing the awakening and healing energy directly into our experience of relationships with others and relationship with the Self. retrograde venus in leo trines retrograde uranus in aries at 9:44am and she quincunxes retrograde chiron in pisces at 9:50am. because venus is currently retrograde- today can be a time of inner realizations about where we are stuck in our wounds and pain and where we need to make radical shifts within so that we can break free and experience change without. this is a great time to be doing deep work on yourself right now- in the form of therapy, a retreat, self-reflection, dream work or lots of meditation. venus/uranus helps us to break free from karmic, toxic patterns- while venus/chiron makes us take responsibility for even being in that stuck place in the first place (playing the victim or the martyr here will not serve). taking time to journey within and face what needs to be faced will be rewarded tenfold- so don't delay!

mercury in virgo semisextiles retrograde venus in leo at 10:11pm, aligning the mind and the heart in sweet, supportive ways. today is a great day to get clear on our thoughts and feelings so that we can share from a place of both wisdom/insight and Love. getting clear on our own Truth so that we can share that Truth with others in an open-minded and open-hearted way is the best use of the day's astrology! if you happen to find yourself feeling triggered today- instead of projecting without take a moment to look into the mirror and see what it is reflecting back to you. in all situations we find ourselves in- there is something there for us to learn and grow through. until we can get clear on our piece we cannot shift within and we will not be able to shift things without. honoring our own growth and healing process today with pointed insight and willingness to own our shadow and shit is where true courage and mastery lies!

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thursday august 20th-
mercury in virgo triggers the uranus/chiron semisextile today- right on the heels of retrograde venus' activation yesterday. mercury opposes retrograde chiron in pisces at 2:44am and quincunxes retrograde uranus in aries at 3:01am- bringing opportunities for healing of the mind, healing communication with others and revelations or unexpected events or insights that can help us to find freedom within and without! pay attention to what you think, hear or say today. messages can come in from the most unlikeliest of places! staying open to seeing, hearing or realizing that which can set us free is key. sometimes freedom comes by way of breakdowns that precede breakthroughs- other times it comes as grace and miracles. either way we have to be willing to let go of the past in order to embrace the future. today the challenge is to do this with our thoughts and mental attitudes. since these aspects occur in the early morning hours, pay attention to your dreams upon waking for important messages from the Unconscious.

retrograde venus in leo semisextiles juno in virgo at 7:46pm, aligning the two Goddesses that govern Love, relationship and commitment in harmonious ways. venus governs Love, desire and pleasure while juno governs commitment, contracts and negotiation. you can say that venus governs the romance and honeymoon phase of partnerships (or idealistic phase) while juno governs the ability for said partnerships (romantic as well as business) to last beyond our idealistic ego projections. when the two are in alignment as they are today we are supported in finding balance between our desire for fun/pleasure and our needs for commitment/security. being able to find this balance within is the precursor to being able to realize it without. communicating about our needs and desires with others can also be a focus today. being True to the Higher Self while being able to check the ego self is recommended ;)

friday august 21st-
at 6:40am retrograde venus in leo parallels retrograde uranus in aries, completing the super aspect between these two that began on wednesday the 19th when venus aspected uranus by degree. amazing opportunities for awakening, positive shift and embracing more of our deepest Soul passions and desires are present right now. it's up to us to embrace them with an open heart this week!

the sun in leo squares saturn in scorpio at 4:40pm, creating tension and friction between the conscious self and ego and the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. sun/saturn is a heavy energy- and this energy has been building the last week since the new moon on 8/14 that was square saturn. the positive use of sun/saturn is accessing saturn's energy of discipline, hard work, mastery and personal responsibility. we can do deep work on our relationship to ego right now- if we are ready, willing and able to see and confront the shadow and shit that saturn in scorpio is shoving in our faces! yet the shadow side of sun/saturn is being overly hard on the self, fearful, perfectionist, depressed and insecure. if we don't use saturn's energy wisely he can be the inner critic who tells us we are never good enough. this voice can then keep us down OR our ego selves can choose to completely mute and be in denial of where we could step up and be better. both responses are reactionary in nature. on the one hand we allow saturn to beat us down- yet on the other hand we beat saturn down and don't stay open to the insights and awarenesses of where we need to step up our game. using sun/saturn to anchor into a deeper level of self-mastery is recommended instead. being willing to see our stuff without being oppressed by it- but using it to ascertain where we still need to grow and then motivate us to do just that is key right now.

saturday august 22nd-
the first aspect of the day is exact at 3:22am when mars in leo quincunxes retrograde neptune in pisces, creating tension and friction between the will, warrior and drive in the sign of the ego and the planet of dissolution of the ego. the positive use of mars/neptune is using the will in service of the Spirit and Soul. amazing works of art can be created under the influence of mars and neptune. this is also the combination of the spiritual warrior- the one willing to act on his morals and consciousness for the betterment of the world. yet this aspect is tense and the shadow side of this combination can be delusions of grandeur, not wanting to see or own our shadow, and turning to addictions to deny or avoid doing inner work. mars/neptune can also be deceptive and illusory. there's a need to find balance between our ego energies and healthy sense of self and our ability to delve into the Unconscious and see the parts of ourselves our egos are invested in not seeing.

the next aspects involve the uranus/chiron semisextile (which was exact earlier this week) and the asteroid Goddess of partnership, marriage and commitment juno. this week has been an interesting week as first retrograde venus, then mercury and now juno all connect in with the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener uranus and the Wounded Healer planetoid chiron. opportunities for deep and healing shifts of heart, mind and commitment in our lives (first to ourselves, then to others) are available to us right now! at 2:28pm retrograde chiron in pisces opposes juno in virgo- bringing up deep wounds and pain but also potential for profound healing and expansion of awareness in our relationships- past, present and even future. we cannot heal what we cannot feel- so chiron is challenging us this week to go into our personal pain but also to tap into the collective pain as both can run us Unconsciously when we are in denial or avoidance of dealing with the wounds within. with the pisces/virgo axis we are also challenged to find balance between merging (pisces) and boundaries (virgo), compassion and discernment, an open heart and an open mind, Love and wisdom.

then at 6:44pm retrograde uranus in aries quincunxes juno in virgo, bringing awakening to anger or rage we need to process or perhaps an awakening of a desire to take action and deal with things head on (rather than surrender constantly and think things will change on their own and/or magically go away which chiron in pisces energy can contribute to). healing ultimately takes a combination of grit and grace, action and surrender- and uranus/chiron is reminding us of that this week! relationships or commitments in our lives that can move to a Higher place of being and healing can radically shift right now- whereas others that are clearly not willing to do the work (both people or only one) can show themselves for what they are. the key is in being willing to see, own and take responsibility for the Truth. when we are coming from this place then our dharmic, rather than karmic, path will lead us forward.

at 9:15pm jupiter in virgo quincunxes the mean south node in aries and semisextiles the mean north node in libra, echoing the aspect jupiter made with the true node on 8/17. typically the mean and true nodes are on different trajectories but this week they are very close to each other so jupiter links in with both within 5 days of each other- amplifying and energizing the energy of jupiter with the nodes of destiny and karma. to add to this jupiter just moved into virgo and he quincunxes the nodes at the 1st and 2nd degree of libra and aries- activating the nodes just before they move into their new home signs next month. there's an energy this week of new beginnings as well as completions and endings happening simultaneously. as one door closes another opens- and we are challenged this week to use clarity and discernment of mind and heart to get very clear on what we need to let go of and what we need to open up to so we can begin the next chapter on our journey through life. jupiter/south node brings tension and friction between where we need to grow and expand into and what we are still holding onto from the past. letting go of people, places, things or attitudes that no longer serve are the focus right now. instead of rash, impulsive behavior (very south node in aries) we are challenged to think about things, analyze them and be discerning in the actions we take. luckily jupiter harmoniously links up with the north node- providing us with an opportunity to align (or re-align) with our Highest Path and let go of karmic patterns that are ready to be let go of. jupiter/north node promises growth and an ability to clean up the messes in our lives if we are willing to come from the heart (venus rules the north node in libra) rather than coming from the ego or out of control desire (mars rules the south node in aries). pay close attention to the karmic patterns playing out in your life this week as you have major opportunities to let them go once and for all! and in doing so you can embrace a more conscious dharmic part of your path where self-serving actions that serve the ego have given way to service-oriented actions for the betterment of all.

sunday august 23rd-
the sun moves out of leo and into virgo at 3;37am, shifting the conscious self and ego out of his home sign (where he was very comfy) and into the mercury-ruled sign of virgo where the sun tends to be more heady and mentally focused. the coming month of the sun's journey through virgo is a great time for analysis, discernment, organization and discrimination. it's a great month to attend to the details, get healthy, make self-adjustments and tidy up our inner and outer lives. we just need to be aware of the shadow side of the sun in virgo- over analyzing, being stuck in the mind, being critical and judgmental and being exceptionally hard on the self and others. the sun's ingress into virgo activates jupiter's ingress into virgo and conjunction with regulus that occurred last week tuesday (8/11). with the sun's Light infusing this degree- pay attention to what is coming to the Light of consciousness in your life right now. it can be deeply connected to service and where you are meant to step into more mastery, personal responsibility and authority in your personal life and possibly even in regards to your responsibility to the collective.

the last aspect of the day and week is exact at 1:46pm when the sun, newly in virgo, parallels jupiter, also newly in virgo. over the next 4 days the sun and jupiter will align by declination and degree making for a super aspect that amplifies and energizes the sun/jupiter dynamic. the sun can shine a Light right now on the gifts that jupiter in virgo has for us and bring them to consciousness. sun/jupiter can assist us in wanting to grow, expand, learn and explore. with both bodies in earthy virgo we are interested in being of service, committed to inner growth and doing our work on ourselves and in the world around us. sun/jupiter is great for feeling optimistic and believing in ourselves and our potential while also being willing to do the work to fully realize said potential. over the next few days as the sun and jupiter make a super aspect they also do so in aspect to the royal fixed star regulus- infusing the week with a call to rise up in leadership, mastery and success in our personal and professional lives that is based on a more feminine dynamic of sensitivity, receptivity, community and awareness that we all rely on each other so we need to rise up/show up and do our best. be sure to give thanks and be grateful for the gifts in your life right now- as that creates space for more to come in!

have a lovely week ahead…

~divine harmony

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