Learning to Live Life in Moderation — Forecast Aug. 24-30th
This week’s headline items: The first Quarter Moon in Sagittarius becomes exact on Tuesday afternoon; Jupiter stations again (slowing down as it gets ready to end its Retrograde phase); the Mars Station intensifies on Friday; the Uranus Station ends on Sunday.
There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday very early morning (for almost 6.5 hours), Thursday morning (for a little over 5.5 hours), and Saturday afternoon (for a little over 5 hours).
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Now, this week’s Forecast…
Monday, Aug. 24th:
Monday, the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio all day. It will journey there until Tuesday morning. We feel things deeply and have “X-Ray Vision” and “Bullshit-Smelling Abilities”.
Emotional authenticity is extremely important to us at this time; anything less than 100% emotional honesty could be perceived as flat-out dishonest. Once we feel safe trusting someone, we want to merge with them, preferably forever… as long as our trust is never betrayed.
The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power. This occurs by a process of subtraction — it urges us to let go of whatever disempowers us. It’s therefore an excellent time to look at “old” fears, limiting habits or emotional attachments, especially those stemming from past traumas.
Moon in Scorpio tends to run right over ambiguity — it’s “in or out”, “with us or against us”, “love me or leave me”. It can therefore be stormy — a cold winter storm, or a torrid tropical storm of passion, depending on how we “work” the energies 🙂
Monday late morning, a somewhat challenging Mercury/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 9:35am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Sunday late morning (Aug. 23rd) on; it will remain strong until Tuesday late morning (Aug. 25th). This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, almost awkward — and we need to make a choice… so we need to develop inner awareness.
This boils down to feeling “stumped” — we feel like we can’t get our head around things, or make decisions. As best as you can, be kind and compassionate to yourself. Ask yourself: Could I hang out with the inner discomfort this is stirring up, just for right now?
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 7-9 degrees of Virgo or Aries? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo).
Monday afternoon, a challenging Mars/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 2:19pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Aug. 13th on; it will remain strong until Oct. 11th. This is a “stretch” aspect — it’s characterized by inner conflict — as well as a maturity process that requires adjustments and flexibility on our part.
On the one hand, we want to pursue personal goals and move fast — we probably feel impatient about any projects connected to something we feel passionate about — and we want our physical bodies to be active (e.g. working out).
On the other hand, we also feel the need to focus on our long-term goals — taking it one step at a time, building something solid that can last. in other words, we are also being asked to take a realistic and mature approach to our long-term aspirations. As best as you can, make space for both of these desires.
We also tend to be more cautious now. We may experience a temporary loss of enthusiasm — or setbacks could be part of that, and if they are, we may doubt our ability to win in life. We are learning to live life in moderation; this might be frustrating at first.
Pushing too hard (or too fast) doesn’t always get us the results we want: It might be time to slow down a little and catch our breath. That way, we can come back later, with a stronger, more mature and focused approach.
We’re asked to stretch and grow beyond what we have previously known ourselves to be; our commitments and responsibilities are calling us to get out of our comfort zone.
Find creative ways to honor both yourself, your passions, your own personal goals or new beginnings, and your desire to focus on your long-term goals or the social structures we currently have in place; allow for a direct and courageous approach even if life puts up roadblocks or throws some curve balls.
What if you simply knew that you could handle whatever shows up? Would you rather have old structures in place, or a more passionate, courageous way to achieving things? Would you rather achieve status or have self-realization? What if you just decided to bring maturity and self-responsibility to the table when moving ahead with your own passions and goals, no matter what?
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