Weekly Forecast 9/23 – 29

A QUESTION OF BALANCE

WEEKLY FORECAST:
This week culminates matters initiated two weeks ago under the auspices of the Virgo New Moon. Where the previous lunation exposed certain illusions via Neptune, the Aries Full Moon is likely to be more a reminder of where circumstances, as well as ourselves, have come up short. With the ingress of Sun and Mercury into Libra, the Neptune influence diminishes. Whatever delusions may have been punctured fade into the rear view making it time to move forward. Currently Saturn moves into the frame and bears down as a strong influence here, making a very tight square to the Aries Full Moon (conjunct Chiron) and the Sun (conjunct Mercury). Ouch! Get out the bandaids!

This can of course go several ways, but regardless of the precise direction or realization which occurs for you personally, a certain reality check is in store for all. With Chiron involved and highly sensitized by the Full Moon (and in square to Saturn as well) a great deal of vulnerability is exposed. Chiron in Aries seeks healing through learning independence, conviction and initiative. Since Mercury is closely involved in the configuration, there can be a therapeutic conversation that occurs here. Or there can be a pointed disagreement that seems to poke at your soft spot.

Libra seeks to keep the peace, but also demands you hold up your end of the bargain. Aries tendency to remain free (aloof) could produce a conflict of interest, especially when held under the harsh, critical gaze of Saturn. No ones getting away with anything at this point and a critical matter that surfaces now will demand remediation. With tense square energy present, it can also just be the kick in butt needed to start to make some progress on long range goals that may have stagnated since earlier in the year.

Saturn, incidentally, will exit it’s retrograde shadow phase in mid December, so any actionable decisions made now are a genuine second chance to achieve what you began to cultivate or build between January and mid April but may have way-sided over the late Spring and Summer months. Where you feel the most pressure is where the work is required.

So while the atmosphere is likely to be strained or produce difficult or even depressive moments in the coming days, there’s also an opportunity here to acknowledge one’s responsibilities and begin to take small but assured steps to reaching one’s goals. Do so with the greatest possible regard for your feelings (Moon-Chiron) and while nurturing your own need for autonomy and that of others as well. Those with personal planets or angles between 27’ Pisces/8’ Aries will likely be the most impacted right now – treat yourself with extra special care.

Sun and Mercury will harmonize positively with Mars in Aquarius, currently conjunct the South Node, as well as the degree of the Aquarius eclipse that occurred in July, enabling insights towards making progress on what may have transpired in that time frame, but which has remained in a holding pattern since. The release required (South Node) to move forward becomes quite obvious, but can be more readily articulated and therefore more easily acted upon. Look to 4’ Aquarius to see where this lands in your chart – a story line regarding this region of your zodiac that has been stuck since June is finally reconciled.

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES:

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ARIES March 20 – April 19

There is a brittle quality this week that can inspire you to review and revitalize your career objectives. Partnerships feature and a committed relationship to your spouse or business collaborator will also be impacted. To the extent this relationship is helping or hindering you is up for question and where you are being supported and nurtured, you will decide to make a deeper commitment, otherwise – jump ship. Friendships and alliances that have past their expiration date will mutually be sacrificed mid week. Better times ahead from Thursday.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20

Intuition could be quite strong around the Full Moon phase on Monday, though the message revealed could produce an uncomfortable wake up call regarding longer range objectives and where you may have fallen short in moving towards them. A professional objective has been outgrown and midweek you may have an insight that compels you to cut your losses. The love life is providing more pleasurable experiences, and single Bulls looking for partnership can find it. Bear in mind this story goes to and fro between now and the end of the year.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20

A culminating moment with groups and organizations with whom you collaborate presents a critical turning point in your awareness of an intimate or financial matter. The situation is rather complex at the moment and it would appear that the attainment of your most heart felt wishes is somehow being held back by a commitment or shortage of resources. You may use this instructively if you allow the pressure you feel to instigate a productive change in how you handle your income and assets. Thursday is divine for nurturing your love connection, enjoy!

CANCER June 21 – July 22

Much seems to be at stake this week for you professionally, though you need to work through some very endemic long term issues with a spouse or business partner to make the most of it. A very delicate atmosphere this week makes it possible to reframe your career objectives if you tune into your sensitivity surrounding these. Personal and domestic matters also require attention, and Thursday is ideal to see developments on the home front that will offer genuine emotional satisfaction. Concern over an alimony, loan or legacy gets settled, finally, midweek.

LEO July 23 – August 22

Vexing matters regarding your job or work life are in frame this week, and you will seek a breakthrough here one way or another. Maintaining a diplomatic approach and keeping the lines of communication open are your best bet towards making the changes you desire. A partnership may come or go this week, the culmination of a drawn out scenario extending back to a dialogue that began in June. The final shoe drops on this one, and it’s time to determine whether to stay or go. Mid week is critical, as events resonate with fateful and karmic undertones, but by Thursday you are elated.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22

A critical intimate matter comes to a head over the Full Moon phase, pointing to a an endemic challenge you have to confront and overcome regarding a love relationship you have struggled to come to terms with, or to get off the ground at all. The current stars demand you make a commitment of some description, and this is tied to financial matters in several ways. Your income may be a factor in your ability to establish this connection, or there could be an issue involving child support. A concerning health matter is resolved midweek. This is an appropriate time to release bad habits that are debilitating to your productivity.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23

Contentious situations could be brewing in your partnerships and domestic life over the Full Moon on Monday. It’s likely an issue concerning your residence or familial obligations are hindering the breakthrough you would seek to make in a committed relationship. Finding new resolve to tackle this issue is the best potential outcome here, and by observing where you feel most stuck, you can genuinely identify the challenge that requires your attention. Karmic overtones preside mid week in a love relationship that has deep connections to the past. By Thursday you are back in the game and ready to rock.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21

While you are operating primarily behind the scenes right now, a highly concerning issue regarding your health, productivity or work culminates in the earlier part of the week that will demand immediate attention. This could easily be a realization you are quite unsatisfied with where you are at, though at it’s best will force you seek remedy and make some crucial decisions, that by December can yield a positive outcome if you are willing to put in the work and build this up one step at a time. Mid week is fruitful for releasing negative conditioning associated with your upbringing, and an internal conversation you’ve been having with yourself since June can finally be put to rest.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21

If the financial picture looks bleak, this is a good time to deepen and redouble your efforts to make progress by redefining your values. The early days of the week point to the matters that require not only your immediate, but long range attention, presenting a turning point in which you can begin to make assured strides towards what you really want. Socially there are high and low notes, and your list of friends could be shrinking and growing as relationships more appropriate to you come to replace those that are fading away. Thursday is fantastic for a meeting, party or event. Optimism prevails once again.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19

The ambience is pretty contentious and there is the potential to come under attack, or at least feel as though you are. A domestic situation may be simmering in conflict, though this could be precisely the catalyst required to get you to remedy a situation in your home life long overdue. Between now and next March, decisive actions taken rectify a situation once and for all. (Circle February 12th for a HUGE breakthrough.) A financial matter, possibly a source of income, comes to closure by midweek. Alternately, positive past karma could turn up a bonus for you. A stunning professional moment Thursday moves this all forward beautifully.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18

The process of release has been a major theme in your life since May 2017, impacting both the relational sphere and your own self image proportionally. While this won’t come fully complete until late October, a huge chunk of this transformation occurs this week, allowing you to release a couple lifetimes of spent karma if you are willing to shed the skin and conceptions necessary to make this vital personal metamorphosis. The themes that percolated during the late July eclipse resonate and the changes you have sought to integrate begin to really take hold. Watch words early in the week as you are speaking from a highly subjective space without being aware of it. Thursday is brilliant, enjoy yourself!

PISCES February 19 – March 20

A financial resolution is in sight, though some hurdles must be cleared before you can really maximize the opportunity at hand. Between now and next March you have another chance to radically reform how you earn and save, though you will have to be exceedingly original in your thinking to do so. An obstacle to the realization of your most cherished wishes plays a role and will push you to find way a through, even if at the moment it feels as though you are wading through bricks. You can use this feeling, as well as your feelings of self worth (particularly if they veer towards the not so great) very instructively to guide you through the first, second and third steps you need to take to intiate the progress that will see you to steps nine, ten and eleven, a few months down the road. Tap into what you really value and make a plan.

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Weekly Horoscopes 2/11 – 2/17

This is a highly dynamic week during which several exciting new beginnings can transpire. Aquarius and Uranus are running the show (or is it more of a circus?) so the unconventional and innovative play an outsize role in what develops now. This is a mirror eclipse to the Lunar Eclipse that occurred last August 7th and serves as a punctuation mark in an ongoing narrative. Circumstances and individuals from which you may have liberated yourself around that time created the space that make you available to new opportunities that appear this week and beyond. Anything that comes into your life now will likely do so in a most unexpected fashion. There is an accelerated quality to all developments and life may not look anything like it does today on the other side.

This may also be a time of reflection on the ongoing changes occurring, July features a very volatile return eclipse to what precipitates now. Uranus plays a major supporting role to all current developments and whatever is going on in the Aries realm of your chart (Uranus is currently at 25 Aries) is going to add a lot of stimulation to the events of the week. There is some urgency to move in new and uncharted territory and where you might feel stuck, to just take up a whole new course completely. Mars spends close to 5 months in Aquarius this year, (due to retrograde motion this Summer) and does not reach the eclipse degree until November 10 – 11. Expect developments around that point that advance or culminate the storylines being set into motion this week. This suggests there is a “work in progress” quality inherent here, so give yourself time to negotiate road ahead, there are some twists and turns in store!

A Sun – Mercury conjunction on Saturday (28’ Aquarius) stimulates a new four month cycle of activity lasting through the beginning of June. Essentially a plan or enterprise that is put into motion today will be the primary source of daily communication and productivity over this period. Unfortunately it is underscored by a Mars – Neptune square, which generates an ambience of confusion. Under this aspect, it’s difficult to determine how, or even why, action should be taken. There is inspiration that lies beneath this, but it’s source can be difficult to uncover. Disappointment and delusions are present where dishonesty is uncovered.

Uranus of course, is a very vitalizing feature, and will likely offer some innovative breakthroughs in thinking making this a good time to come up with new and ingenious solutions. It also signals the midway point between Merc. retrograde phases, with the next three weeks being the most active of the cycle, so get going! Mercury enters Pisces next Saturday, for a very brief transit, spending about 16 days in the sign. From early March, Mercury begins a 10 week transit of Aries, so enjoy the relative quietude of the present moment. Mercury – Pisces stimulates imagination and compassionate exchanges. Enjoy the voyage into the visionary realm.

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STARSCOPES:

april2-copy ARIES March 20 – April 19
This is a very prolific time for you socially, especially if you are involved with a community or group activity. Expect new and interesting people to enter your life over the coming weeks and months. There is also a desire to withdraw and reflect, and this is especially true from next weekend. You have a very busy period on the horizon and should carve out some personal time before everything comes rushing your way.

may2-copy TAURUS April 20 – May 20
Professional changes and developments are exciting and unexpected. Apply your intuition, as unusual and offbeat ideas allow you to make the most of opportunities. This is a year of huge shifts in your life direction, and events this week are setting these into motion. A friend may reveal a secret that takes you by surprise next weekend. Socially, better times are ahead and new alliances can be made.

june2-copy GEMINI May 21 – June 20
Long range goals are coming more into stronger focus and you begin to make plans for the future, or at least a journey of some distance may lie in store. This is a productive time for you to attain at least one professional milestone, though you’ll have to take swift action from next weekend as this window is open rather briefly. Saturday is has rather disturbing undertones to it, obligations to career and partnership require clarification.

july2-copy CANCER June 21 – July 22
A secret source of inner strength propels your professional ambitions. A spouse or business partner could really assist you in attaining a goal. You make enormous discoveries in the coming 6 months about to whom your allegiances truly belong. Set your sights on a distant horizon next weekend. Adventure is in your midst, and from next month career is heavily emphasized so enjoy it while you can.

aug2-copy LEO July 23 – August 22
Relationships are in for all kinds of exciting and unexpected developments. There could be an announcement of marriage and single Leo could meet someone out of the blue. Enjoy the ride for all it’s worth, but take all that happens with a morsel of wait and see. This is an ongoing storyline that does not quite reach it’s destination for a while longer. Savor this moment while remaining amenable to other sudden changes.

sep2-copy VIRGO August 23 – September 22
Relationships continue to flourish, especially from Saturday when you finally can say (or hear) the words that express your hearts desire so fully. Equally hopes can be dashed where illusion has played a bigger role than reality, of alternately your living situation or family could produce an unexpected obstacle to the attainment of your wishes. If you have sought new employment, the next few months could produce an ideal, but expected opportunity.

oct2-copy LIBRA September 23 – October 23
An exciting partnership with someone who helps you take your creative expression to the next level could be in store, restoring your confidence. While these compelling alignments occur in the areas of romance/pleasure and partnership, the nature of the planets suggests relationships are based on friendship and camaraderie. You will likely have opportunities over the coming months to find love, with events this week opening a door.

nov2-copy SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
Your family and personal life are in a period of dramatic rearrangement. This is an ongoing process and one that requires a large amount of self awareness. Barriers and limitations that you experience through your early conditioning are dissolving. This gives way to something more authentic for you, though it could take time to figure out exactly what that looks like. Part of has to do with coming to terms with yourself, and releasing that which is not.

dec2-copy SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
You seem to have urgent to get off your chest, or something that requires your whole self expression. There are vitalizing influences in which you can readily do so, and events all week are compelling for forward movement of a very personal initiative or agenda, especially if related to creativity. There are some tricky dynamics to contend with in regard to your personal life. The channels of communication open up to deal with these Saturday.

jan2-copy CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
A very dynamic influence triggers sudden financial developments, these may be attached to a familial or ancestral matter. The independence you have sought in your living situation is enhanced. If you encountered the end of a source of income last August, you begin to discover shoots and sprouts have emerged in place of these, and require your continued cultivation. An upbeat feeling prevails Thursday, a conversation sets wrongs to rights.

feb2-copy AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
An Eclipse in your sign is never a small matter, but this is an especially potent one, connecting so vitally with your ruler Uranus, poised in a position of assistance. Who you are and what you have to convey now is highlighted, and you can assert yourself very authentically now. The energy is ripe for self discovery, and a new trajectory, especially from Saturday can be set. Money matters can be dealt with over the rest of the month.

march2-copy PISCES February 19 – March 20
Energy foments in your most interior and secret spaces. This is a fantastic time to look within and learn about yourself. Intuition is also remarkably strong right now and can produce a unique money making idea. Events on Saturday could challenge your personal perspectives. At the same time, Mercury enters your sign for a brief visit, which allows you to more easily articulate your position and clear up any misunderstandings.

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GRAND TRIANGLE OF FIRE

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STARSCOPES:

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ARIES: You are getting more and more focused on your personal self expression, or choosing a love relationship over your crew. The 17th – 21st are very revealing of the direction you should be heading over the next year. Developments augment your long range objectives, and are positively influenced by your own motivation to autonomy and independence. A newly emerging maturity intermingles with your innovative temperament to marvelous effect right now. An unsettling dynamic affecting your relationship/career, unresolved since late last year comes up again around the 4th. You can free yourself of this problem once and for all if you remain diplomatic. Very encouraging vibrations on the 20th enhance love within a partnership. Time to take it to the next level? The 27th is very auspicious for a long term commitment.

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TAURUS: Huge culminations this month both professionally and with your residence or family are due, many of the events that unfold now are the result of work or decisions that have been going on behind the scenes since at least February, if not for years. The whole month is ripe with activity, but the exact eclipses affecting your home (Aug. 7th) and profession (Aug. 21) will set the precise turning points. You may suddenly decide to change locale and reboot in a new state or even country. This place calls you, though it might take until September to shake out all the details. Extraordinary developments 10th, 13th, 20 – 22, and the 27th all signal very positive developments. A new job may play a role in the success you have now, and you should expect the very best, even if totally unexpectedly, during this incredible period.

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GEMINI: This will be a pivotal month for partnerships and relationships as you see the door closing on affiliations with people you have outgrown or through the culmination of your own academic goals. You are making space for your day to day life and keeping your range of activity closer to home. This could be a prolific period for writing or creating a new web series or podcast. You’ll likely work with people in your neighborhood, or even with a sibling on this project. The whole month is very favorable (with the dates of the 10th, 13th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd being *exceptional*) and you may find around the end of the month things really click in a partnership. You may even find that someone who had seemed problematic or difficult in the past turns out to be a great ally, and really helps you achieve your own cherished desires. Who knew?

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CANCER: Your financial world gets rocked as one source of income, most likely tied to your spouse or a lender, comes to an end and a new order of personal income opens up in it’s place. If you have successfully followed the cues that were stimulated in February you get a huge boost now. It’s also possible you have managed to clear up a debt or other obligation that allows you to access or keep more of your own earnings. Compelling developments on the 7th and 21st speak to this, although very significant opportunities and insights around the 17th and 28th also highlight what is to be. Venus in your sign from the 1st generates a positive ambience for pleasure and romance, and you can put it all on the line in the name of love on the 12th. A turning point on the 15th intensifies your commitment. Time to decide if you are in or out on this crucial date. Great prospects for your profession and income arise on the 13th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 27th. Use these to schedule your important meetings and to launch your initiatives. You continue to benefit from innovation and adhering to a strong work ethic. Go for it.

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LEO: Big changes are percolating this month with Eclipses on the 7th and 21st opening the doors to endings and beginnings. Relationships have a fated quality to them, and developments are very auspicious as lucky and beneficial Jupiter harmonizes the Aquarius (partnerships) eclipse on the 7th. Your personal development is highlighted, and much if this you have to do on your own, however. All parts of your life are highlighted though and extend from this incredible burst of energy, a great feeling of manifestation seems to flow from you at this time and especially around the 21st. This is a great time to plan a wedding or vacation with your spouse. Financial loose ends need to get tied up, as Mercury retrogrades from the 13th – September 5th. You may be collecting payments owed to you or negotiating paperwork tied to a mortgage, settlement or loan. Evasive Neptune muddles proceedings mid month. Wait for early September to seal the deal.

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VIRGO: Eclipses signal changes in your work – life balance, with very positive breakthroughs in this period if you take some time away from a hectic work load or schedule and book some personal time. Very beguiling conditions around a relationship from the 7th – 19th can see you reaching for an elusive or mysterious lover. You’ll need some times to think things through, though. Wait till later in September to put those feelings into words. The 17th and 28th offer some incredibly revealing insights regarding your inner workings. A romantic getaway can provide a nice outlet on the 12th. Friends and recreation can also be favorable, though tensions on the 15th and 24th can put you at odds with your crew or clique. The 20th, 26th and 27th are all very favorable for attending for domestic, family or residential matters. You may get assistance, financial or otherwise from behind the scenes.

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LIBRA: You continue to reach new heights, and may receive incredible assistance to reach your goals. Your reputation can really escalate at this time and this is a favorable period in which to promote your talents and public profile. Those in artistic professions can really shine on the 12th, as very inspirational and creative vibes are present. A group enterprise that may have started percolating in February really begins to take off in this phase as well, with a great deal coming together swiftly around the time of the eclipse on the 21st. You have to take this one a little slow, as Mercury retro seems to stall your progress through the beginning of next month. You may also get sudden news about a pregnancy, or a romance could heat up quite quickly as well around the time of the eclipse on the 7th. A friend or social event could provide a launch pad for a chance encounter that sets your heart on fire.

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SCORPIO: You may be saying farewell to a home or place, while your inner most private life is affected positively by the eclipse on the 7th. You reconcile a very personal challenge to your satisfaction early in the month. Romantic passions are aroused mid month, are you in or out? A second eclipse on the 21st is very powerful and continues to move you up the ladder of success. Your greatest ambitions are implicated. Events around the 17th are stunning. The 20th, 22nd and 27th all bode well for long sought financial security, and it’s likely a position you hold in this period allows for such a development. There will be hard working and unexpected moments this month, but the trip you are on is nothing less than completely exhilarating. Ride it for all it is worth, this is genuinely a once in a lifetime moment for you professionally.

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SAGITTARIUS: You’ll be at your best this month if you are traveling or having an adventure of some kind, as there are incredible auspices for a very enjoyable journey, especially around the 20th and 21st. An eclipse in Leo on the 21st in particular can bring up an exciting opportunity and you may be invited to present your creative work abroad. Relations and intimacy continue to develop this month. Love is teaching you to trust and create security. Money or resources through your spouse or within a shared equity situation can be available. The 15th and 24th could be challenging in this regard, as it’s hard to see eye to eye or reach an agreement. Mercury retro impacts you professionally. You may find a negotiation stalls or that an enterprise requires reconfiguration before it can move forward.

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CAPRICORN: Money and resources come into sharp focus this month with two eclipses opening and closing doors on the financial fronts. All bets should be on developing your intimate and financial partnerships, as the opportunities now reside through collaboration with another to build security through this collaboration. Combining forces will enable you to thrive both personally and together, so the person you choose for this journey needs to be someone you trust and genuine want to see grow with you. Select the 20th – 22nd for your most important meetings and discussions (but wait until September 5 to seal the deal, as Mercury is retrograde!). Very positive professional opportunities emerge around the 27th, though you might be working behind the scenes on this one. This is a great period of self discovery and intuition. You can gaze deeply into your deepest desires and manifest them now.

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AQUARIUS: This one is really the big kahuna, as eclipses on the 7th and 21st rock your axis of identity and partnerships, generating a remarkable ambience for fated meetings and developments. The 10th, 13th, 20th, 22nd and 27th are all ideal for making a long range commitment in a relationship that has gone the duration and ready to move into the next stage of evolution. Someone could enter your orbit on the 17th or 28th that changes the direction of your life significantly. Secret motivations and hindrances from the past will provide some turning points, you may need to resolve an outstanding issue as old challenges on the 4th and 15th resurface. A shared financial matter (loans, alimony payments or a spouses’ income) require reappraisal as Mercury retrogrades on the 13th. You get a better sense of where the money is coming from (or how to get it) on the 26th.

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PISCES: A new job or assignment comes in, totally rocking your world and helping you ascend towards a long range professional goal around the 21st. Financial matters can improve quickly as a result of this. The 13th and 22nd are very powerful for reaching your destination. You find the strength to release the past in this cycle, equally debilitating habits or addiction can be relinquished. This will happen quietly and privately, behind the scenes. Venus moves into the pleasure zone and there can be some amazing moments with a loved one, or through a creative activity. The 12th is one of the most romantic dates of the entire year, make the most of it! Some challenges to your agenda may arise on the 15th and 24th. The 17th signals a desire to go overboard, easy does it. Mercury retro from the 13th can bring a prior association back into your orbit, but watch this tricky phase, nothing is what it seems.

STARGAZER FORECAST AUGUST 2016

TAKING AIM: VIRGO, SAGITTARIUS, AND THE ULTIMATE PRECISION

Mars exits the intense recesses of Scorpio on the 2nd, signaling a palpable change of atmosphere as it shifts into fiery Sagittarius. We emerge from the nether regions, having delved over several long months in-depth consideration of many of our most personal issues, new vistas open before us as we begin to embrace the future and the possibilities that lie ahead. It’s not all fun and games, though the Leo Sun transit may tempt us to think so. A strong Saturn influence as well as several activations to the North Node in Virgo, indicate August is future oriented, particularly where we are embarking on long range goals (Saturn) that have eluded us since last Spring. Reorientation has been required, and a Mars double dip in Scorpio charged us with the task of purging the relationships and activities that were preventing us from engaging in truthful and meaningful emotional exchanges. The motto of the last few months could have been “Go Deep or Go Home”.

This meaningful inquiry into the nature of desire itself has been of paramount importance since the very beginning of the year. It may be we don’t fully comprehend the powerful changes that have transpired (many have occurred in the recesses of the subconscious after all,) until Mars shifts signs. From the 2nd onward you may become more aware of precisely how different things are now, and perhaps ready to acknowledge the end of a significant relationship or to relinquish a way of life extensively explored during the prior phase. What ever the outward manifestation is, the perceptible change in consciousness should be observed as this is where you have gained the most perspective. All have undergone a period of critical evolution and metamorphosis in some area of life.

Mars in Sagittarius is motivated and ready for action. The road is perilous though and dicey aspects (Mars conjunct Saturn Aug. 24th, Mars square Neptune Aug. 26th, square Nodal Axis Aug. 29th) have to be navigated conscientiously. These transits can also imply our circumstances compel us to deal with certain evasive and challenging issues as a matter of priority. Mars – Saturn is the toughest nut to crack, beginning a two year cycle in which we first have to confront the obstacle and take up action to remedy the situation. Difficulty can lie in the paradoxical nature of these planets: Mars seeks to take immediate and direct action, Saturn a strategic and deliberate course. With Saturn direct from the 13th, we can begin to take initiative to fix the Saturn problem and form a plan of action to do so. We’ll begin to see the positive results of what we begin now in early December when Mars and Saturn sextile. Mars – Neptune is slippery and evasive, but can reveal where we may have deluded ourselves (or been deluded). This is not a good time for action, although creative inspiration will be high, and artistic activities may prove rewarding. Mars on the Nodal Axis at the end of the month super charges our evolutionary directives, though this can be unsettling where we haven’t fully embraced developing the North Node – Virgo attributes we are called upon to through this transit.

Venus will also endure a bit of a rough ride this month, so where we may have thought we were hopefully closing in on resolution of our inter-personal dynamics in the aftermath of the Mars retrograde cycle, there is a bit of a work in progress vibe over the first two weeks. Venus square Mars on the 6th, which can be very frustrating where a relationship is not living up to our perception of it’s potential or satisfying romantic or sexual longings. There can be a real sense of urgency to solve/resolve a situation in the moment, or simply to bail if circumstances provoke our temper to get out of control. There is great value in examining our feelings today, as they can be very instructive in revealing what needs to be worked on, even if aggravation or disappointment is a part of that examination, it is telling you where you need to build more satisfying conditions in your relationships, or even to move away from a situation which is not fulfilling your true desires. Venus square Saturn (Aug. 13th) and opposite Neptune (Aug. 14th) also reveal intensive confrontations within our partnerships. Saturn will weed out the weak or impractical and Neptune provides either a deliriously romantic ambience or shatters our illusions. How we experience these aspects correlates directly to the legitimacy of our relationships. This final gauntlet proves, for better or for worse, if our affections lie in the hands of those worthy of receiving them. Healthy relationships will mutate meaningfully, the unhealthy will self destruct. Better auspices to cultivate enduring connections occur during Venus trine Pluto (Aug. 17th) and Venus conjunct Jupiter (Aug. 27th). The Venus – Jupiter cycle renewing at 27 Virgo is an opportunity for growth though productive and conscientious efforts over the coming year. Virgo is an artisan and master planner and these qualities will resonate within our new cycle of growth in the realms of love, creativity and finances.

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“That which is coming into flower in you is of exquisite beauty and delicacy. Provide for it the nourishment needs. You don’t need to force anything! Everything unfolds at the proper time.”

ZEN MEDITATION: Silently sitting, doing nothing, the Spring comes and the grass grows by itself.

GERD ZIEGLER – TAROT, MIRROR OF THE SOUL

Meticulous Virgo energy predominates throughout the month as Mercury, Venus (from the 5th), Jupiter and the Sun (from the 22nd) transits provide a positive climate for organization and handling the details of a project or enterprise. Mercury will enter retrograde shadow on the 10th, so you may notice the pace slows down over the rest of the month. There is an initial reevaluation taking place as we move towards the retrograde cycle commencing at the end of the month. This makes the first 10 days of the month the most productive we’ll have for quite some time. You may still be active throughout August, but put the organization, planning and agreements into place by the 10th to maximize your productivity over the next two months. Mercury – North Node (August 8th) and Venus – North Node (August 16th) signal exciting developments triggering positive karmic implications for future oriented activities. Communication and romantic alliances have beneficial undertones, and fateful meetings or occurrences may transpire around these dates. Equally significant will be clues revealed on the 6th and 13th, as Mercury and Venus transit the eclipse degree (9 Virgo), stimulating events or awareness signaling what is to manifest in a few weeks time.

Saturn remains stationary at 9 Sagittarius for most of the month, turning direct on the 13th. (If you have planets or chart angles in Gemini, Virgo, Pisces or Sagittarius near this degree, this can prove a challenging, but pivotal period for you.) As Saturn marches forward once again, it moves towards it’s third and final exact square to Neptune at the end of the month. This culminates in it’s highest intensity on September 10th, the difficulties diminish from there onwards. As the Virgo eclipse (September 1st) falls in such hard alignment to Saturn – Neptune, it’s influence is strongly felt throughout the last week of August through the first week of September. As with any eclipse, there is the opportunity for change. The Lunar Eclipses signal endings, and Solar Eclipses, like the upcoming one in Virgo, stimulate beginnings. The beginning we’ll seek to make will require arduous work and complex maneuvering to take root. It really does not help that Mercury will be in retrograde at the time, as solutions will be even harder to come by. In some ways, though, it’s possible the eclipse can provide the necessary catalyst to overcome a circumstance, obstacle (Saturn) or illusion (Neptune) in order to embrace what is being offered.

The Virgo Eclipse chart, lots of t-square. We’ll discuss this more next month…

Virgo Eclipse

Lunations this month are far easier to handle, and stimulate incredible momentum within the ongoing storylines that will culminate positively at the end of the year during the Saturn – Uranus trine in late December. The New Moon on the 2nd at 10 Leo harmonizes to Saturn, lending stability and endurance for beginnings made and opportunities that arise at this time. A mild Lunar eclipse occurs at 25 Aquarius on the 17th, portending changes, (though none so critical or life changing as what is on tap for next month!) harmonizing fruitfully with a now retrograde Uranus, we may see a fortuitous culmination for activities we began in February. Socially and intellectually this is a vibrant period in which collaborations and innovative projects can come to positive resolution. This vibration underscores events around Jupiter quincunx Uranus on the 13th, which continues to urge us to find an unconventional solution. Circumstances in early November 2015 and again in March compelled action to manifest a goal representing innovation. Though Virgo, Jupiter influences us to apply methodical and practical approach within this endeavor. Initiative taken now also ties into completions revealed this December, as Jupiter plays a big role (opposite Uranus/sextile Saturn) from Libra at that time. What moves, shifts and grooves this month sets us up for the crucial and very positive alinements that unfold, you find success where you take a chance on unconsidered avenues. Time to try something different, again.

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ARIES: After months of mutations within financial agreements and intimate associations, you see the clearing and can finally come up for air. The future begins to unfold now and this is a mostly good month for reaching towards your dreams and promoting your ideas to larger audiences, though you have to remain incredibly mindful about attending to your wellness to keep up with the pace of activity you are heading into. As the stench of the prior several months begins to lift, you feel more at ease to push your agenda, though pushing it too hard around the 24th will lead to defeat. Tread carefully – rules and regulations apply here. You’ll appreciate some of the unexpected and revolutionary forces of Uranus in retrograde impacting you with less force, but also spend the rest of the year contemplating whether you have really gone far enough in breaking through the restrictions inhibiting your personal expression meaningfully enough. Clues around the 13th will clarify how successful you have been in liberating yourself, or where you might still have some work to do there. Work life, assignments and your productivity are favorable this month, and what you take on really sets strong ground work for incredible professional expansion on route this November – December. You can make exceptional progress on the 10th and 17th. A creative project or romantic alliance is highlighted this month as well, and you may notice shifting dynamics with a group of friends to accommodate your more personal longings and desires. The 6th and 13th can be challenging for romantic affiliations, especially if they involve someone you work with. Better auspices are present from the end of the month, as Venus transits Libra and conditions for love become more favorable.

TAURUS: As the friction surrounding your closest partnerships diminishes, you may find yourself wanting to play the game of love again as seductive vibrations (from the 6th) enter the zone of true romance. Very positive indications feature largely this month and you can begin anew or start a fresh chapter in your romantic life now. Circle the 14th, 16th and 17th for the biggest developments. The weekend of the 27th is also spectacular for discovering someone with huge potential, wedding bells could be in the air at this magical time, bully-bully. Not to be ignored is intuition about a tricky financial matter, most likely involving the influence of an outside source of income, loan or a partners’ income. The 6th and 24th bring all the dirty details to the surface, it’s up to you to muddle through what is revealed. There is not a short term solution to the financial problems or issues revealed in this phase, but you can use the information and insight illuminated at this time to make a practical and long range strategy that will see you through to the next stage. Ridding yourself of debt may be a serious issue you need to address right now. Feeling of limitation and debilitation will reveal what you need to solve or relinquish. Lunations (Aug. 2 and Aug. 17) this month send some shock waves through your domestic and professional life, one might need to be seriously modified to meet the demands of the other and you may see a career path come to an end, or otherwise your change your domestic scene (even move to another locale) in order to embrace a promotion or make a sought after change in life direction. Both Lunations are marked with very positive aspects, so what ever occurs is well supported and offer progress. Positive outcomes later in the year (especially where professional opportunities will be featured) are the pay off for changes you make now.

GEMINI: It’s your home base and roots that are most implicated this month, though you’ll see that you have a lot of good luck here, too, especially if your patience or prospects had worn thin over the prior months. There will likely be some back and forth in regard to new residential agreements, Mercury will shuffle backwards through this area next month, so bear all positive developments with a grain of salt and compromising spirit. If you are signing a lease or making a decision you may have to wait until closer to the end of September. Friction at your job or a vexing health issue that seemed unrepentant since early this year finally diminishes, and the emphasis of the coming period falls on partnerships and commitments you make to others. The first few weeks will resonate the themes revealed in April and if a relationship came but then quickly fell off the radar in that period, you may see new signs of life now. Because you are taking your one on ones much more seriously at this point in your life, you may find it challenging to reconcile renewed passions with your sense of responsibility, especially around the 24th. If you feel a sense of restriction in regard to finding a suitable partner, this is more likely a signal that you require a more profound sense of connection than what you have experienced in the past. Someone may need to prove their devotion to you at this time.

CANCER: The financial situation can intensify this month in a positive way, a position or promotion you had sought after can present you with an opportunity to prosper around the New Moon on the 2nd. The instability that has rocked you professionally for the last several months (or even years) diffuses through the end of 2016, though you will likely question at this time if you have achieved the liberation and autonomy you seek in this realm. Positive indications on the 1st and 16th point you in the right direction. The 16th also has interesting connotations, you may devise a scheme that gets you noticed. Socially this is set to be a vibrant period, with a great deal of communication and vibrancy in your day to life. Sharing your daily adventures and intellectual interests with your loved one brings you closer or you may meet someone of interest while in the midst of your daily routine. The 14th, 17th and 27th all bring magical enchantment to your love life. A great deal of energy and responsibility is indicated at your job or in your work life. With your productivity high, you do need to find a way to pace yourself, otherwise you could experience some issues around your health around the 24th. Chronic issues that are revealed around that time should be addressed immediately. Symptoms like fatigue can actually be indicators of bigger problems so get checked out if you notice recurring problems.

LEO: You enter a far more positive period, as Mars in Sagittarius stimulates new opportunities for love and self expression. A sense of responsibility continues to permeate these matters, but new inroads can be made now where you accept the responsibility for your desires and move forward with a personal agenda with maturity. A New Moon in your sign on the 2nd signals fresh new beginnings tied to long range efforts or commitments you are making in a love relationship, as a parent or in your creative self expression. In about a years’ time you will see how important the choices you make now were in retrospect. Relationships also rock this month, and there can be a significant culmination in a partnership around the 17th. Someone from a distance may be a feature here, and tantalizing, unexpected treats may lie in store. Money, earnings, values and possessions will also be a significant topic, with very good indications for progress and expansion. Look to the 17th, 22nd and 27th especially for good news. Paradoxically, the very assured progress you may be making in your personal enterprises can prove inimical to your financial well being (this will be most glaringly obvious around the September 1st eclipse), and the 6th and 13th can reveal the challenges. An innovative solution at this time can point you in the direction of the autonomy you seek. The 16th is also brilliantly lit, and you may uncover an opportunity and this is a fantastic time to express yourself to a wider audience, possibly even in foreign places or through media and publishing.

VIRGO: Love and romance can certainly be on the agenda this month, though you have to overcome some obstacles in the first half to get to the goodies that lie in store. Where you live and more significantly how you feel about where you come from (in regard to both the past and present tense) can provide challenges to the attainment of the love you might seek. Events on the 14th and 17th can bring a romantic affiliation to a head, you may want to dive in head first with someone who arouses your deepest desires and fantasies. Plan something special on the 27th, you are captivating and can win the game of love now. With so much still set to transpire over the next 8 weeks, (and truly culminating in mid September) enjoy these incredible moments on the way to the fulfillment of this meaningful relationship. While you have gone through several growth spurts since last August, this is the month in which you will find it easiest to make the upgrades you have sought to manifest for so long. The 16th and 22nd are phenomenal for positive developments. Domestic matters need sorting and to the extent these have gotten away from you over the last few month the more work you have in store to rectify the situation. What demands your harder review this month is the domestic situation, with a huge kaboom coming in early September if you don’t address the situation at home or with a family member now. Especially heed cues that come on the 24th and 29th. The situation requires wheeling and dealing and you are currently in fine form to attend to what is required of you this month. You’ll see the positive rewards for your efforts in December, keep chipping away.

LIBRA: Unstable influences that have presided in your partnerships require review, though a very significant culmination in your love life on the 18th can signal the future direction of a relationship, and calls upon you to answer the age old question, should I stay or should I go? A spontaneous gesture can move mountains, especially in situations that have been dicey or even completely came off the rails over prior months. Your subconscious reveals a desire you may have been keeping under wraps, stimulating a romantic idealism on the 27th, and fantasy fulfillment is possible, if you are willing to share your secrets. Compassionate and selfless expression of love for someone can bring deep satisfaction and grow your bond. You are in a very reflective phase this month, with intuition stimulating you to release the outmoded as you probe the deeper recesses of your psyche. This kind of purge can be very effective, as the resolutions and even endings that transpire now make room for the very new and improved conditions coming your way in September. This is especially useful if your self-talk is denigrating or self sabotage is holding you back from growth experiences. As these revelations occur, you do well to ask yourself why you don’t believe you deserve something, or if you really want it at all. You can effectively shed a lot of “programming” now. Communication and agreements demand clarity and precision, especially around the 24th. Social life may intrude upon your desire for privacy, pick and choose the invitations you accept. With so many positive (and life changing) developments on queue beginning next month, you can really use this period to eliminate what no longer resonates with your newly established values moving forward. The 6th and 13th are potent in revealing precisely where you have room for improvement.

SCORPIO: There’s no question you aren’t quite the same person you were at the beginning of the year, and while you are probably satisfied with how far you have managed to come, you will equally not miss the trails of fire and ice you endured to get where you are right now. Mars in your sign can stimulate an ambience of strife and conflict you are probably ready to rid yourself of. A far more socially oriented phase is beginning, and there are wonderful opportunities to connect (or reconnect) with friends and allies this month. If you’ve been missing out on the love game, check out the 16th – 17th and and 27th for really enticing developments. Sharing your hopes and dreams deepens intimacy at these times. Finances require immediate appraisal and if a nagging matter has been shelved in the prior phase, you’ll get an inkling to do something big about it on the 24th. Where resources present an obstacle, especially where your most cherished wishes are on the table, it is time to strive for a solution. The upcoming eclipse on the 17th can see you shuffling home/career priorities. You’ll see you have come a long way since February, especially where a residential goal was concerned. With the domestic arrangements coming sorted, you have leeway to pursue your aspirations, a factor that becomes increasingly significantly important next year (from May to September 2017 you’ll really see a boost in your popularity and even fame). The New Moon on the 2nd portends a golden opportunity to move up the ladder of success, perhaps a project that will elevate your status (and definitely boost your earnings potential) if you are willing to move slow and steady towards this goal.

SAGITTARIUS: After months of internal review, you burst fourth into an exciting new cycle of life and activity. From the 2nd, Mars transits your sign (through September 27th) awakening you to the latent possibilities you have likely imagined over the last 2 months, if not the entirety of the year so far. Mars is pure energy, but this transit can also be accompanied by a degree of friction. You are very willful in this phase and contacts to Saturn (Aug 24) and Neptune (Aug 26) can be a bit rocky for you where you seek to push your agenda too strongly. A slippery issue regarding your residence can be a debilitating factor, Neptune suggests you are not seeing a situation clearly, or that someone in your domestic realm is somehow draining your emotional or financial resources. The Saturn contact urges you to take slow and cautious action, and despite a sense of urgency, your new found maturity will act as a guide in this period, should you yield to the messages you get around the 24th. Also a huge topic for the next two months is your reputation, profession and achievement. This has been a big year for career advancement, and despite the snails pace thus far, the next 8 weeks are your prime time to step up your efforts to meet your destiny and get on your life path. The 8th, 16th, 17th, 22nd and ESPECIALLY the 27th – 29th are absolutely phenomenal for making a big impression on those who can help you up the ladder of success in your chosen field. The eclipse next month (Sept. 1) pushes you even further, and you can clear the way for success this month by dealing with the nagging Neptune and Saturn issues as much as possible. The New Moon on the 2nd signals a meaningful shift in consciousness.

CAPRICORN: Huge shifts in the ambience this month will allow you to make plans for the future and get traction going on key endeavors that have been elusive so far this year. With the stagnant months of indecision far behind, it’s time to anticipate the big changes that are on the way. You can do this most effectively by articulating your goals to a broader audience this month, and the 17th, 27th and 29th really stand out for you to make a big impression. Some of the work requires maneuvering behind the scenes, with major financial implications in store on the 2nd and 17th. A business partnership can change your financial status for the better. Follow leads and opportunities, your intuition is sharp in this phase and will lead you to materialize a major shift in your earnings. Positive developments in your love life can also be forthcoming, the 6th onward sees a harmonious shift in energy that will enhance your appeal and receptivity to romantic encounters, though you’ll be challenged to resolve issues around self sabotage or feelings of inadequacy on the 6th, 13th or 24th. Momentous encounters between the 14th – 17th point you in the right direction. Events occurring at the end of the month could see you traveling to distant shores in the name of love or signal a fantastic professional opportunity. Much, much more is on tap next month as Venus and Jupiter move up to the apex of your chart, opening up a period of prosperity and advancement unlike anything you have experienced in over a decade. The hard work of the last several years pays off, and with Saturn, your ruler, direct from the 13th, you’ll be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel very soon.

AQUARIUS: Partnerships are hot in August, with a New Moon (Aug. 2) and Eclipse in your sign (Aug. 17) there can be some significant developments within a love relationship. Very pleasurable moments strike at the beginning of the month, an exciting connection can be made on the 1st. In the case of an ongoing relationship, deepening intimacy can be a feature over the next 8 weeks, although some twists and turns should be anticipated while Mercury retrogrades in September. This will also impact your financial agreements, particularly those with outside lenders or sources of revenue or joint bank accounts. At this phase you are examining your shared values and building emotional trust within a relationship. The commitments you make are reflexive of how much others value your contribution within a merged effort, in love, in finances, what ever is shared and where a mutual contribution is made, will be an important topic. The 17th, 22nd, 27th and 29th are all very favorable for conversations and negotiations surrounding these topics. Socially this is a very exciting period, and after a very hard working phase which began at the onset of the year, you’ll be ready to let the hair down and get back out among the people. If you have by trying to connect with a more mature, prestigious or goal oriented crowd, you’ll have opportunities when you get over any stumbling blocks that may be present around the 24th. Pay attention to financial matters around the 26th, as a deceptive and potentially delusional energy is afoot. A friend or colleague may present a get rich quick scheme. Best to back out of that conversation as quickly as possible.

PISCES: You sense of life direction becomes clearer this month, and you may embark on a real mission to establish your authority or reputation over the next two months. Partnerships are emphasized, and while many lovely developments are on queue to enhance an existing bond or begin a new one, events this month, and even more so in the next, not only bring unforeseeable developments, but also stand to challenge your own emergent sense of direction and urgency for personal achievement. (See the 6th and 13th for the dirty details!) So the road to where you are headed, while clearer to you now than before, is sure to be quite convoluted, but hang in there, as potent developments ensure you’ll get there… in time. The key is flexibility. You’ll be in the midst of negotiating a promotion or new position this month, and the period from the 24th – 26th is imbued with incredible potential if you keep your dealings pragmatic and respectable, and try not to let a crisis of confidence bog you down. Really phenomenal developments in your relational sphere, and especially through partnerships are forthcoming and will lead you towards an incredible culmination next month. Mercury retrograde could see some past issues resurface and this will be a period strewn with twists and turns, but destiny is guiding your hand right now, and you have some powerful forces at work moving you towards, potentially, the love of a lifetime. The 14th – 17th is a special period in which you can trust your heart. The weekend of the 27th is also magical, and all these dates can prove to be lovely markers on the path to true romance.