Whatever we do this week, let’s do it with love, panache, and rare streak of optimism as the Sun and Venus trine optimistic Jupiter in affectionate Leo. While there is much to unravel, fix and repair after the last few weeks it’s also important to fill up on summer’s fruitful abundance. Go to county fairs and concerts, tend summer chores with camaraderie. Feel that liberating quality of the Jupiter aspects, but also ask what needs liberating in a more concrete sense.
Mercury has just turned direct, so it’s time to straighten out recent snags, finish up some intriguing side-agendas which took up much of July, and remember our longer-term goals so we can get back on track.
Friday brings an itch to change something as Venus squares catalytic Uranus. It could be small, maybe we just need to talk to strangers instead of familiar people, go camping, or look at an old problem with a fresh perspective. Our feelings are ready to shift gears; if we’ve been holding on to a grudge or holding a candle for someone and it’s time to let go, this aspect can help.
Just remember that the image of greener pastures elsewhere is probably an illusion. If relationships felt strained over the last month while Mercury retrograded, give them a few weeks to heal (and make every effort to help them do so) before making any decisions. To support a relationship under this aspect, hold hands and break routine together. Or bring that desire for change together with an industrious Virgo Moon and work on the house, garden and politics to see what can be changed for the better.
Technical snafus and recently-stirred emotions still need attention though the weekend. Even though Mercury is now direct, not all the technical snafus melt away; on Sunday Mars quincunx Pluto, and on Wednesday the Sun quincunx Saturn; minor snags and grumpy snarls create a temporary snag and political machinations annoy. Sunday brings a friendlier Libra Moon, but with the potential for cranky or passive-aggressive willfulness. Look for potential trouble in the basement or under buildings.
On Monday a new astrological cycle begins. Unusually positive aspects tell us to get to work as the Moon sextiles Venus, Sun, and Jupiter, and squares Saturn. It’s a good time to pitch a proposal.
A Scorpio Moon on Tuesday and Wednesday can bring more Machiavellian energy even though the Sun trines Jupiter. Avoid fights where possible but take a firm stance if necessary; don’t be pushed around. If ego clashes come up, or if we feel tension between the introverts in the extroverts about what needs to be done (or between those sides within us), it can help to take some time alone and get back to our own work. We can return in a better mood.
The flow returns on Thursday as the Moon enters Sagittarius and Venus sextiles Jupiter; we appreciate ease in relationships and will feel warmhearted where we feel appreciated. It furthers to break routine and have an adventure. The mood is generally better this week, and our life could roll through smoothly as long as we don’t race ahead without doing our groundwork.
Friday, August 2: The mood is picky, curious, and, if we are lucky, introspective. We can find fault with others as a defense, it gives us an excuse to be less emotionally connected or responsible while Venus squares restless Uranus under the Virgo Moon critique. Or we can examine ourselves with kindness and understand some important and freeing perspective. Accept nerviness in others, and don’t push decisions. Instead repair recent problems, use that Virgo ability to catch up and repair from the recent retrograde cycle. Feel enthusiasm for the future seep back in tonight as the Moon trines Uranus.
Venus square Uranus 4:01 AM, Moon enters Virgo 7:20 AM, Moon trine Uranus 5:49 PM.
Saturday, August 3: Morning drifts, we may procrastinate, feeling that if can’t do it right, we’d rather not get started; It furthers to just get moving. Sleepiness or some slight confusion wafts in midday ad the Moon opposes Neptune. Later on, it’s easier to drop a murmuring self- judgment and engage healing camaraderie as the Moon trines Pluto and sextiles Mercury. The conversating can be profound, and great fun, tonight if we can just give it room.
Moon square Jupiter 6:39 AM, Moon trine Saturn 8:02 AM, Moon opposed Neptune 12:30 PM, Moon trine Pluto 5:34 PM, Moon sextile Mercury 10:27 PM.
Sunday, August 4: The stars send mixed signals, the Libra Moon asked us to let go a cranky streak, be friendly, look on the brighter side and see the beauty in the world around us. But Mars quincunx Pluto imbues a strange intensity that can tweak our neuroses and trip our toes unless we channel it well. Discomfort in the solar plexus, strange power plays can be a problem camouflaged. Stay honest, don’t get passive-aggressive. Tend to mechanical problems or underground rumblings with respect. Support one another in some struggle and feel the heart open.
Moon enters Libra 7:29 AM, Mars quincunx Pluto 9:59 AM.
Monday, August 5: We may enjoy want to sleep in this morning, but early morning positive aspects encourage us to pitch ideas and proposals, or just check in with our team to look ahead. Have some specific facts to make a point, particular goals to aim towards. Moods thicken towards evening as the Moon squares Pluto, tend some deeper unspoken feeling.
Moon sextile Venus 12:01 AM, Moon sextile Sun 4:24 AM, Moon sextile Jupiter 7:27 AM, Moon square Saturn 8:45 AM, Moon square Pluto 6:50 PM, Moon sextile Mars 8:25 PM.
Tuesday, August 6: Creativity flows as the suns trine Jupiter and brings general benevolence and positivity, but with an edge as the Moon enters Scorpio. People can be cheerfully set in their ways, and need both moments in the fray, and moments alone. Discontent grows towards the evening as the Moon opposes Uranus, we want to be free from some situation that suddenly feels restrictive, but may have more bargaining power than we know.
Moon square Mercury 1:35 AM, Moon enters Scorpio 9:31 AM, Moon opposed Uranus 8:55 PM.
Wednesday, August 7: Expand the perspective this morning as the Sun trines Jupiter. Later, people can get edgy, impatient, and want to feel like they’re making progress. Some act out with erratic behavior and pretend to be logical, but really aren’t; look for an emotional charge underneath. Work around potential disagreements about procedure or order this evening as the Sun quincunx Saturn.
Sun trine Jupiter 1:31 AM, Moon square Jupiter 8:01 AM, Moon square Sun 11:30 AM, Moon sextile Saturn 12:01 PM, Moon trine Neptune 5:14 PM, Sun quincunx Saturn 6:24 PM, Moon sextile Pluto 10:52 PM.
Thursday, August 8: Our romantic, creative, and political passions stir this morning as Venus trines expansive Jupiter under a broody Scorpio Moon. The day expands, an adventure arises and laughter iflows more easily as the Moon enter Sagittarius this afternoon and begins to trine the Leo planets. Make a bold suggestion.
Moon square Mars 3:15 AM, Moon trine Mercury 815 7 AM, Venus trine Jupiter 2:27 PM, Moon enters a Sagittarius 2:34 PM.
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