This Week’s General Astrology Forecast
The week starts off with the Moon in Aries making lots of contacts with numerous planets.
It can feel like you’ve got a lot going on. You can feel a sense of urgency to act, or especially intense and passionate. It will pass!
Today Mercury Stations Retrograde at 11º Virgo until September 5th. It’s a great week for letting go of fearful mind patterns that hold you back. Go for the ride!
Look at your natal chart to find out what house the Mercury Retrograde is located to get insights about where in your life you’ll be making a mental review over the next 3 weeks.
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Check Meaning of the 12 Houses below to find out more about how Mercury Retrograde in Virgo Leo will be effecting you. If you don’t know what house your natal Mercury is located look at the meaning of the 3rd and 6th houses (ruled by Mercury) to get a general idea.
BEST MONEY DAY this week is August 13th after the Moon enters the sign of Taurus at 3:40am PT.
Best Money Days are days when the collective celestial events bring greater than usual opportunities. This may not translate into direct and immediate cash in your pocket, but potential for increase in your future prospects. Of course when these days are talking harmoniously with your personal stars the increase multiplies exponentially.
Find out more in today’s Astro Energy Report (AER).
Be sure to check out the Best Essential Oils to use for the 3-week Mercury Retrograde cycle and the Void of Course Moon Phases (below).
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BEST ESSENTIAL OILS to use this week are oils that help stabilize the mind and calm down your mental thinking which, with Mercury’s Station Retrograde, can be especially active and excessively chatty now, i.e. Ylang Ylang III, Myrrh, Lemongrass, Frankincense Boswelia Frereana and Frankincense Boswelia Carterii.
Astro Energy Report Highlights
All dates are at exact peak of intensity when energies begin to culminate and wane. If you have personal planets or points within 1-2º orb of an aspect that’s occurring between planets then you will feel that celestial even more strongly.
On August 12th Mercury Stations Retrograde at 11º38’ Virgo until September 5th. It’s a time to quieten the mind and review your mental attitudes concerning matters related to the house where Mercury is currently transiting, or the houses it rules, 3rd and 6th houses. Your intuition is especially heightened now.
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On August 13th the Sun at 21º Leo Trines Saturn in Sagittarius. Saturn always brings things into form and the Sun’s Trine makes it easy work for you.
On August 14th we have the 22º25’ Taurus Last Quarter Moon Square the Sun and Mars in Leo. Helping you release excess baggage that can hold you back from realizing the potential available with the Leo Lunar Eclipse in one week’s time.
The Taurus Last Quarter Moon also makes auspicious, fortunate connections with Neptune in Pisces, Venus in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. Good feelings are available when you follow your heart and do what you know is the right thing.
On August 15th Venus at 17º Cancer Opposes Pluto in Capricorn. The Opposition can represent your need to face a hidden fear and become more empowered. This can feel like you’re being bullied or a power struggle within yourself or with someone else.
On August 16th Venus’s Opposition to Pluto is also forming a T-Square now. As Venus moves to 18º Cancer she perfectly Squares Jupiter in Libra. The T-Square is active starting at the Mercury Station Retrograde on August 12th and peaks today, the 16th.
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VOID OF COURSE MOON PERIODS
The moon represents your emotional needs. Your emotions fluctuate with the moon as it moves through its 28-day cycle around the zodiac from new moon to full and back to new. Notice how the moon’s placement in the zodiac affects your mood and emotions. Essential oils can help stabilize your mind and emotions. Generally earthy scents have the most harmonizing and stabilizing effects on the emotions.
These are great periods for taking it easy and going with the flow of events and completing projects. During Void of Course Moons your emotional body is going through a period of processing and integrating your recent experiences. You naturally clear out your emotions during these periods. Doing things that helps with this natural process are especially helpful now, i.e. relaxation, yoga, movement, hot baths with sea salts and essential oils, focused breathing.
Void of Course Moon Phases are not good for starting new projects, or launching new ventures, or having meetings (if you want to achieve anything), or signing contracts and making agreements as it’s less likely anything will come of any agreement, or it will be sluggish and slow to start.
For your New and Full Moon Rituals make sure the Moon is not Void of Course and in aspect to another celestial body when doing your ritual for best results.
- On August 13th we have a 3+ hour Void of Course Moon from 1:01am to 3:40am PT when the Aries Moon moves into the sign of Taurus.
- On August 14th we have a 13 hour Void of Course Moon from 6:15pm to 7:06am PT on August 15th when the Taurus Moon enters the sign of Gemini.
- On August 17th we have a 3 hour Void of Course Moon from 6:38am to 9:13am PT on when the Gemini Moon enters the sign of Cancer.
MEANING OF THE 12 HOUSES
Look to where a planet is located in your own astrology chart to find out what area of your life things are happening.
1st house (ruled by Aries/Mars) – physical persona, personality, how others see you
2nd house (ruled by Taurus/Venus) – personal possessions, self worth, net worth
3rd house (ruled by Gemini/Mercury) – communication, neighborhood, siblings
- 4th house (ruled by Cancer/Moon) – home, family, early childhood, roots
- 5th house (ruled by Leo/Sun) – children, creativity, fun, romance, investments
- 6th house (ruled by Virgo/Mercury) – service, work, habits, routines, lifestyle
- 7th house (ruled by Libra/Venus) – relationships, contacts, agreements
- 8th house (ruled by Scorpio/Mars & Pluto) – death, rebirth, inheritance, how others value you
- 9th house (ruled by Sagittarius/Jupiter) – higher education, travel, higher mind
- 10th house (ruled by Capricorn/Saturn) – profession, status, awards, recognition
- 11th house (ruled by Aquarius/Uranus) – friendship, community, rainbow bridge
- 12th house (ruled by Pisces/Neptune) – unconscious, karmic patterns, family lineage
Well, there you have the key Astro Energy Highlights I see happening for you this week.
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XO Love -KG