Reclaim Yourself! — Forecast for August 3rd – 9th
This week’s headline items: the Full Moon in Aquarius becomes exact on Monday early afternoon; Mercury changes signs from Cancer to Leo on Tuesday evening; Venus aligns with the North Node in Gemini on Wednesday late morning, changes signs from Gemini to Cancer on Friday late morning, and (on Friday evening) moves over the Solar Eclipse degree from June 21st. Last but not least: Uranus’s Station phase intensifies on Sunday.
There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday early evening (for almost 5 hours), Friday late morning (for a brief 12 minutes), and Sunday afternoon (for a little over 5.5 hours).
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Now, this week’s Forecast…
Monday, Aug. 3rd:
Monday is a big day (astrologically speaking): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day. It will journey there until Tuesday late evening. The energy of the Aquarian Moon relates to our instinct for improvement. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional; interactions more impersonal than personal. We are likely to have an increased fascination with the new and unusual.
Social gatherings, anything connected with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas and methods, progress: all these are promoted during the time the Moon moves through Aquarius. Again: we have our eyes on the future — or on outer space 🙂 Personal freedom becomes paramount.
Monday at 12pm EDT, the Full Moon becomes exact in almost 12 degrees of Aquarius. The Moon in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius opposes the Sun in fun-loving, expressive Leo. If you are already a Member of my online community, you can click here to watch my video about this Full Moon 😉
Uranus in Taurus (the modern ruler of Aquarius), is exalted at the time of this Full Moon, due to its station phase (it is preparing to go retrograde.) Uranus also squares the Full Moon polarity of Aquarius-Leo, while Mars in Aries squares the Jupiter/Pluto alignment in Capricorn at the time of the Full Moon. These are the major themes of this Full Moon chart and we will address them in detail in a moment.
We will also talk in more detail about both of these planetary patterns, in relationship to our own birth charts, in my next Forecasting Forum on Aug. 9th. Feel free to join us live, or register to get the mp4-video presentation of this webinar, to see how these transits are impacting you personally.
The Moon in Aquarius opposes the Sun in Leo; this highlights the power of our individual creativity and the exponential potency of collaboration. Each of us is invited to reclaim ourselves, and add our voice, heart, and hands to something that has meaning for us.
The invitation here is to dare to be different, and to remember how we are all part of a larger whole. The highest quest of Leo leads to authentic Self-expression: to embody our gifts, shine our light, and live our truth. The highest task of Aquarius, on the other hand, is the attainment of unity in diversity, where everyone’s uniqueness is honored and included.
When we align our head with our heart, we feel our interconnection with all of humanity, and we create and connect from love instead of fear. Given that Leo represents our individual self-expression and Aquarius our vision for humankind, a question is raised: How can we best achieve a balance between these two energies? Or perhaps even an integration?
For the next two weeks, we’ll be looking for answers to this question, as we might become more aware that something is out of alignment.
Even the brightest of Full Moons has a shadow side — so let’s take a look at the shadow of both signs involved in this Full Moon — and please note that the shadow side of any sign is usually not as comfortable to look at or easy to embrace.
As always with shadow aspects of ourselves, we need to beware of getting triggered and jumping to conclusions; we need to make sure we take time to respond rather than react.
Back to the shadow sides of this Full Moon — let’s start with Leo’s shadow side… To read the whole Full Moon article, and get all the Coaching questions, click here.
Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 10-14 degrees of Aquarius, Leo, Taurus or Scorpio? If so, you may feel the effects of this Full Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).
Monday early evening, a Mercury/Saturn opposition becomes exact at 5:00pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from last week Saturday evening on; and it will remain strong until this Wednesday morning. This aspect might bring some misunderstandings or feelings of restriction. We may bring a pessimistic attitude to our life goals and find ourselves in emotional conflict with others. In other words, we might experience communication problems.
It can appear that others are not especially sympathetic to our needs. However, it is important that we examine how we are communicating with others and take responsibility for how our choice of words lands for others. As best as you can, find your inner balance so you can speak from a kind, nurturing, and truthful place — while remaining committed to your long-term goals.
We are also called to examine our inner dialog for familiar, rigid or negative thought patterns that have been holding us back. We are ridding ourselves of projects that no longer serve us, learning to cut out the fluff so we can focus on the important. It’s better right now to reassess and perfect our commitments, rather than present them — first, let’s check to see if they align with what feels nurturing.
Fact is, we are most likely harder on ourselves regarding our long-term commitments at this time. We also tend to worry about what others think of us. Getting objective feedback from others is key! Though we crave it, we may have a harder time wholeheartedly receiving support from others — as best as you can, acknowledge others (and yourself) for doing their best, whether via writing or saying it out loud 😉
Think back to mid-January 2020, when Mercury was aligned with (conjunct) Saturn in Capricorn. What thoughts got planted back then? Where have you been learning about (or even building) something long-term? What commitments did you make at that time?
As you develop more awareness of what you have (and haven’t) learned since then, ask these follow-up questions: Do I like what I see? Is there more room for integration? What if I were 5% more self-responsible with my thinking and conditioning? What if, just for today, I brought 5% more emotional maturity to my commitments? What if I did the same with my “inner dialogue”?
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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.