What a Week! — Forecast for Aug. 6th – 12th
This week’s headline items: very early on Monday, Mercury makes its second pass over the Solar Eclipse degree (i.e. at 18.5º of Leo). Venus changes signs from Virgo to Libra on Monday evening, Uranus comes to a halt on Tuesday early afternoon, starting its 5-month retrograde phase, Mars starts to slow down again (station) on Wednesday, preparing to end its retrograde phase. The Balsamic Moon phase begins on Wednesday morning, while the Solar Eclipse in Leo becomes exact on Saturday morning. Mercury is also starting to slow down again (station) this week (on Sunday), as it prepares to end its retrograde phase. Mars re-enters Capricorn on Sunday, late evening.
There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday early morning (for a little over 20 hours), Thursday morning (for 17 hours), and Saturday morning (for 18 hours).
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Now, this week’s Forecast:
Monday (Aug. 6th): the Moon remains in chatty, versatile Gemini all day; it will journey there until Tuesday night. For the next couple of days, we like to learn, connect and interact as much as possible. “Busy” feels good: connecting online, on the phone, or sharing face-to-face, preferably multi-tasking all the way. The one thing we can do without is boredom: If our mind is not engaged in some way, we might as well curl up and play dead 🙂
This Saturday (Aug. 11th), the last of a series of three Eclipses will occur in 18.5 degrees of Leo; on Monday very early morning, around 2:30am EDT, Mercury moves over that same degree for the second time within a 3-week period, due to its retrograde motion (you may recall that the first time it did so was on July 14th; it will reach that same degree again on Aug. 29th).
This might trigger some communications or thought patterns connected to joy, self-expression, fun, or creativity; these will need to be addressed over the next 5 months.
The key here is to heighten awareness of two things: First, how can we receive more specific information around our Soul’s journey and what’s next for us?
Second: what additional information do we need to tap into, so that we can connect more fully to living from a place of joy? What messages are we receiving today that could bring more clarity?
Monday evening, a challenging Sun/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 7:27pm EDT. We start to feel this aspect build from last Friday evening (Aug. 3rd) on, it will remain strong until Thursday evening (Aug. 9th). This aspect says “stretch and grow!”. There is a feeling of enthusiasm and excitement in the air; it almost seems as if we could move mountains.
Awareness is key: Be alert for undue optimism, that could lead to overextending or over-promising: As best as you can, stay connected to what’s real — avoid exaggerations, especially when it comes to your “feeling body”.
This is a time for collaboration and for coming together — provided we don’t let ourselves get too overwhelmed by those historically-based emotional demons. As best as you can, take it one moment at a time, staying grounded in your heart.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 11-18 degrees of Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, or Taurus? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Sagittarius (the Sun rules Leo; Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius).
Monday evening, at 7:27pm EDT, Venus changes signs from detail-oriented, practical Virgo to harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra, where it will journey until Sept. 9th, and then again from Oct. 31st until Dec. 2nd (due to its retrograde phase in October/November). With this placement, we prefer to show kindness, evenhandedness, and a willingness to make our relationships work.
We value our relationships at this time and we prefer entering into equal partnerships. During this time, we can develop an idealized view of what a relationship “should” look like. We do our best to treat others fairly for the next three and a half weeks, seeking the middle ground. We are more likely to appreciate the arts, dance, beauty, entertainment and romance.
Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus? If so, you will feel more connected to your inner harmony for the next 4 weeks. Your heart will want to connect to others in an equal setting. If you are a Libra Sun- or Rising-sign you are going to have more love and beauty in your life for as long as Venus is in your sign.
Uranus comes to a halt tomorrow (Tuesday). Therefore it will make its presence known for the next three days, this gives us the opportunity to…
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Sonja’s passion is for connecting with people and helping them transform their lives. This led her to train as a life coach, in addition to her lifelong study of Astrology. With her Readings, her coaching and her Soul-Based Astrology Courses she aims to empower and support people in fulfilling their life’s potential and aligning with Soul Purpose.