You'll get a more accurate horoscope if you read your Rising sign, and your Moon sign, as well as your Sun sign. Here's how:
Your Sun sign represents your Self, your way of being in the world. It can represent both the ego (mental) self and the higher Self (soul purpose). It symbolizes your will and sense of vitality.
Your Sun sign horoscope will tell you what these areas of your self will encounter this month.
Your Rising sign represents your outer mask, the self you show to others. It symbolizes how you appear to others, how others perceive you, in your true interaction with the world.
Your Rising sign horoscope will tell you what to expect in these areas of your self this month.
Your Moon sign symbolizes your personal self, your feelings, your subconscious. It represents how you relate to others, how you have nurturing relationships with others, your intuition, your spiritual self, your sense of security, and your habits. The Moon symbolizes your feminine, nurturing side (we all have one).
The Moon also indicates the type of partner you will attract, since it represents your emotional self.
Your Moon sign horoscope will show you what these areas of your self will encounter this month.
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Aires (March 21 - April 19) Fire. Ruling planet Mars. Top
The adventure continues, Aries. The urgency of your mission has you reeling, but still present for it, as you begin to accept your role as the unaccustomed and still slightly dazed voyager into unknown territory. There are dragons on the map but a closer inspection reveals them as numinous guiding presences. Your intuition remains powerful and holds great value for you now, as you seek to navigate the deeper and deeper waters of your inner world. You are held in place like a butterfly on a pin and even so still morphing into a final form as yet to be defined, so that the less you spend your strength on useless struggle to escape, the better you are prepared for your further climb into wholeness.
As the month begins, you find yourself half-way through the lunation cycle that began in mid-July with the late Cancer New Moon that took place in your sector of home and family. The cosmic forces of this current cycle are aligned across your chart in a powerful way so that you are being pulled out of your normal course in what could be ultimately a very good thing but that in the moment might be stressful. The current Mercury Retrograde also implies that you could be taking a more meditative stance on the events of your life, so that you can begin to see some of the ramifications of various choices you have been making.
This is where Astrology can become so valuable, allowing you to see that what is going on with you is not an isolated phenomenon but rather is part of a universal process that affects us all, in greater or in lesser degrees, and depending how well up to this point we have been, so to speak, doing our homework.
One factor in this push-pull that you are currently experiencing is Saturn, which, residing in your relationship sector, presages that there are important lessons there as well as restrictions to be worked through. This could imply greater commitment and could also mean accepting that certain possibilities are not in the cards, at least for now. This applies to business partnerships, close friendships and deeper relationship connections. All of these are referenced back to of the themes of family, tribe and security as well as to issues of communication and of siblings.
The potential conundrum that this series of issues represents comes as a steep learning curve that while it can be ignored for the moment, is not possible to be completely disregarded for very long without facing the consequences. It is also important to note that this all takes place in the context of transformation of life direction and career emphasis. It might be that you have been feeling the need to make important changes in how you approach your outer commitments based on fundamental priority shifts that take your private life into better account. Or it could also be possible that changes on the home front have conditioned a shift in your public persona.
There is radical departure in the works for you that takes you away from established ways of representing yourself in terms of outer world persona. This has been becoming more and more obvious - perhaps through a series of epiphanies - until it can no longer be ignored. It is safe to say that these next few years will bring further developments in a way that is consistent with an increased appreciation for the spiritual forces active in your life.
Detailed Monthly Forecast
All these issues and thoughts come to a relative plateau of understanding with the Full Moon of Wednesday evening, August 1st. This is a time of tension, but also of balance and of taking stock, especially appropriate to the Mercury Retrograde period of time that has reached its most active moment over the past few days. Mercury goes direct on the late evening and early morning of August 8th, so that there may well be a shift in the energy at that time, although it is recommended that any new departures from existing plans can wait for the time when Mercury escapes its retrograde shadow, which will be August 22nd.
You are taking an optimistic stance in this first week of the month, as relationship issues continue to predominate - so that these serve as catalyst to your ongoing metamorphosis. This is an extremely powerful time for you, intensified by the Mercury Retrograde, when ideas come fast and furious and when problems and potential solutions morph into each other with surprising rapidity.
The Last Quarter Moon, taking place on Thursday, August 9th, brings to your process a further degree of intensity and thoughtfulness. This symbolizes a reflective period of time preceding the next New Moon, a time of summing up and of attempting to make sense of what has recently taken place. As you understanding of yourself grows so also does your compassion for others in interaction with you. This is also a time of limitation and restriction in many areas, a narrow channel that you simply have to make the best of, but that when examined philosophically might turn out after all to be in your best long-term interest.
With the late Leo New Moon that comes along in the following week, taking place on Friday, August 17th, there is fresh energy for pursuing your higher-purpose agenda as well as challenges to taking any concrete constructive action. You possess a fundamental optimism at base and pressure to be making some important adjustments. There is still an intense learning process going on for you regarding what it is that you are ultimately about these days and what end you are serving. The understanding that you gain through these summer months is perhaps your most important product.
The First Quarter Moon of Friday, August 24th, represents another period of relative tension in your process, a phase that seminal astrologer Dane Rudhyar referred to as a "crisis of action." What you had thought viable is put to the test. Neptune is activated as well by this configuration, which takes place in your twelfth sector of dream imagination. Although your inner life is quite active, things might be yet somewhat fuzzy and difficult to make out in terms of outer world perspective. Mercury is stabilized now, and you can begin to gather yourself for important fall changes.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Earth. Ruling planet Venus. Top
You are continuing your metamorphosis, Taurus, and expanding it into new areas. Novel perspectives are coming rapid-fire, and while your tendency is to duck and cover you will eventually have to meet these challenging shifts in perception and belief head-on. Your inner world is very present to you now and speaks volumes relating to further change peeping over the horizon, while your sense is still growing of who you are becoming, and to what end. Communication helps, perhaps even more than you might acknowledge, and takes you out on a useful limb that might not at times be entirely comfortable. It helps to remember that if it breaks you can always fall forward. The universe is there for you, if not exactly as safety net at least as revitalizing trampoline.
As the month begins, you are meditating on your internal need for security and on career aims and a general sense of life purpose. Your concept there is altering for you in the light of recent revelations, even though these new ideas about your future, which are at the same time spiritually-based, are more than a bit confusing and unclear. You therefore find yourself at an intense crossroads. You are simultaneously dealing with some potentially quite painful places within yourself, perhaps related to the twin conundrums of life direction and spiritual purpose.
With Mercury currently retrograding through your sector of home and family, you are also in the process of reconceptualizing how you work within yourself, and with others, in these important areas. It could also be that you are contemplating remodeling or rearranging your physical home base in some way. The threads of family connectivity are both a support and a potential complexity that impinges on basic security needs and that could be holding you back from finding your own way to go. All these issues are the subject of your meditations now, and of your deep intuitional process which it pays you to heed.
There is also activity in your sector of health and of day-to-day activities, or perhaps at your accustomed work place. A potential contention has been brewing, and you could also find that you have a greater degree of commitment there, and for creating concretely practical solutions in this area. This tendency toward limitation in this area has its downside, but there are lessons that can serve you well as the month unfolds.
Communication also becomes increasingly important to you as both an unconscious focus and as a significant path toward resolution of some of these striking issues that are only now percolating through you.
Detailed Monthly Forecast
The Full Moon of the evening of Wednesday, August 1st, brings many of these themes to the fore. You are reconciling issues of public and private as you work within a fundamental sense of optimism regarding outcomes. Your work in the world is one major focus of this time period but the real news is how much this is affected by everything else that you are going through right now. You are in the process of realizing that there is in fact no real separation between inner and outer. You are taking far-out notions and intuitional hints from deep inside and integrating this information with real-world concerns and limitations that you currently encounter, thus bringing it all into a practical framework for concretely moving forward.
With the Last Quarter Moon of Thursday, August 9th, you enter a phase of questioning and reassessment of what has gone before during the prior three weeks of the lunation cycle. Mercury is now direct but still moving slowly, and is powerfully aligned with numinous Neptune, so that things could seem fuzzy and unreal, or perhaps idealized. Communication with your peers is important to you now, and also reflects a strong spiritual sensitivity so that you could have trouble in negotiating the physical rather than an ideal world of your empowered imagination.
The late Leo New Moon of Friday, August 17th, is a important juncture, when you are attempting to reconcile deep inner concerns with being out there in the real world, and with your beliefs in general. It is possible that wounded places within you might be triggered now as well, and therefore arise into consciousness as another focus for your attention. You gain by paying close attention to everything that happens to you in this regard, and by accepting yourself in these deep and hidden parts of yourself.
With the First Quarter Moon of Friday, August 24th, a time is reached of tension in your process and you could also be dealing with over-idealization of your possibilities, perhaps bordering on self-deception. The up side lies in recognizing how your dreams, even if somewhat flawed in the execution, are legitimate expressions of your deepest desires and are to be treated with respect, a by-product of truly respecting yourself.
This is a powerful monthly cycle and one that brings up many issues for you to examine. When you sincerely step down to and then enter into your inner world, you gain important perspective that leads to healing. Your process continues to amaze as you learn more and more about your own depths, and discover intimations of where this climactic year and decade are taking you.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20) Air. Ruling planet Mercury. Top
This is a complex time for you right now, Gemini, and can't even talk your way out of it. You are in an optimistically expanded place which is also in danger of contraction, and dealing with the retrograde of your ruler Mercury by acknowledging that things do not always go as smoothly as you would like them to. You are beginning to recognize within the universe the dislocations that actually represent disparate parts of yourself struggling to gather back into their rightful alignment. In terms of outer world pursuits, you experience either a fog of confusion or a massive and glorious illusion that could even turn out to be the real thing. There is no way through other than to just surrender. Patience is required before you can entirely sort things out.
As the month begins, you are in an excellent frame of mind, in spite of the retrograde of your ruler Mercury. Your normally strong communicative tendencies are somewhat shut down right now, in favor of inner reflection. You are however expansive on all fronts, since Jupiter is well-placed in your chart, occupying your first or identity sector, and is powerfully activated there indicating especially an enhancement of understanding. It is said that "to understand all is to forgive all" and so in the midst of this current monthly cycle you are in a decidedly better position to forgive yourself and others around you, which definitely counts as progress. Neptune, planet of compassion, is also riding high in your activity sector, indicating a strong dependency on other-worldly information over the more normative ways of the three-dimensional physical world.
This energy can be somewhat confusing in the light of real-world concerns, and yet also wonderful in the way that it opens you up to new lyrical vistas, lying beyond the boundaries of mere logic, as represented by poetry and music. Neptune is also triggered by this month's lunations, and by the station of Mercury to direct motion, which comes up late evening and early morning of Tuesday and Wednesday August 7th and 8th. It might be helpful for you to be alert to the events that transpire at this juncture and how you feel about them, since this promises greater internal understanding of how this factor of compassionate confusion is playing out in your life.
These are essentially positive factors that light up your chart, and they are doing so in the context of the Uranus-Pluto square, which implies new vision and greater possibility for yourself as you increase your mental scope and therefore your potential. You can do this by a trick of the mind, or perhaps it is a trick of a supra-mentality that transcends logical barriers, allowing you to tap directly into your unconscious process. You have been aware for many months now that your idea of your future possibilities is undergoing a sea-change, in an increasing crescendo of accumulated meaning. Over these summer months, you may in fact find the courage for breakthrough; or then again, you might continue to await the fullness of time. But eventual break-through is inevitable.
Detailed Monthly Forecast
With the Full Moon of late evening on Wednesday, August 1st, you are seeking balance. This is a time when the compassionate oneness of Neptune is very much a part of your consciousness and your action-orientation, and also a time when you could be feeling the wounded spaces within you as well as the joy of useful activity and connection with others around you. You are in pursuit of a better understanding of these dynamics within you and outside of yourself, and of the way that the world functions more smoothly in general with you in it.
When the Last Quarter Moon hits a week later, on Thursday, August 9th, you are feeling the shift of energy indicated by the station to direct motion of your ruler, Mercury. You might feel an entirely different person ? or at least a change in the direction of the psychic winds blowing through you ? as you mull over and sort through recent happenings and attempt to more fully assimilate them into a revitalized understanding. There still remain many confusing and confounding parts of your story as you reposition the puzzle pieces into a more illuminating picture of what is going on, but there is also an expansive feeling of triumph over the way that you succeed in getting through them.
The New Moon of Friday, August 17th, brings fresh energy to your quest for greater and greater wholeness. Saturn is strongly aspected in your creativity sector right now, so that you may be feeling the pinch of circumstances beyond your control, another form of shut-down to match your communicative withdrawal as represented by the Mercury Retrograde period that is winding down at this important juncture. Mercury is slowly gaining back its momentum and its lost zodiacal longitude. With Saturn, there are restrictions, always, but also lessons to be gained.
With the First Quarter Moon of a week later, taking place on Friday, August 24th, there is some degree of everyday tension to deal with, perhaps affecting interpersonal relations with peers and with significant partners, and also an extra-strong dose of Neptunian compassion or perhaps confusion over boundaries. It's quite a trick to be able to figuratively put one foot upon the insubstantial air and the other quite firmly on grounded definite action, yet that is what you are being asked to do. You win when you are able to put your trust in the promise of a benevolent surrounding cosmos, which, after all, has your ultimate best interest constantly at heart.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Water. Ruling planet is the Moon. Top
This is somehow a pleasant journey, Cancer. In spite of the confusion of shifting values you are feeling good, especially for these first two weeks of the month, completing the cycle that began with the recent New Moon in your sign. This is not to say that your trials are over, far from it, accompanied as they are by the massive transformation of your entire relationship dynamic; although it is also truly said that with knowledge comes power. Enlightenment continues to come to you in sudden bursts of insight that seem like bolts from the blue but actually originate within the depths of your own mind and heart. Later in the month Venus settles further into your sign and you are feeling both the joy and the pressure of relating.
As the month begins, you are riding the wave of the recent New Moon in your sign from the middle of July. This has given you a good feeling of being comfortable in your own skin, although you have been somewhat beset by trials and will continue to be so, as the current month unfolds. Your relationship dynamic is changing rapidly, and as well your concept of what you do in the world, and the two are linked. You are also philosophically pulled to dream work, accepting the unconscious wisdom of the body and tuning in to angel guidance or your own inner voice. You do well to pay heed to these intuitional pulses of information from deep inside, even though the strictly logical approach of consensus thought warns you not to.
There has been a strong move on your part away from ordinary thinking about career or anything else, and toward your own intuitional sense. A metamorphosis is going on that is far from complete and that comes to you in fits and starts. It might be that important partners in your life are helping you with this quest, or perhaps there is a reaction back the other way in which your rather sudden career moves could be affecting your relationships. Your relationship dynamic is transforming and can prove difficult to the extent that you fail to recognize the extent of your changes there. All this is ameliorated when you can rely on your deep process of intuition to guide you through.
Mercury is also retrograde in your resources sector, meaning that your values and also your finances are in flux right now, which can be troubling. At the very least these matters could be under consideration for deeper refection. This theme of resources, financial and otherwise, is up for you right now, so that issues could arise of material versus immaterial concerns or of mundane versus the startling clarity of inner numinousity. Your sector of home, family and tribe represents another powerful factor for you right now and is the area of your chart where Saturn resides. You find that you have more energy for this important part of your life, and also that things do not necessarily go smoothly in this area. There are also important lessons to be gained which once mastered will have the effect of granting you a greater sense of overall security.
Detailed Monthly Forecast
With the Full Moon of late evening, Wednesday, August 1st, taking place in your sector of intimacy and of personal evolution, you are seeking equilibrium between self and other, and reaching out for a balance within yourself also. Your dreams are especially powerful for you now, and could supply answers that you seek for in vain within your waking life. There really is less difference between these worlds than you might suppose, which is one of the important philosophical truths of this time period. The symbolism of your life, just as in dreams, has much to tell you about what is going on inside you.
With the Last Quarter Moon of Thursday, August 9th, you are even more contemplative, and are engaged in mulling over the happenings of the cycle up to now, with the intention of making better sense of them in terms of inner priorities. This is a powerful time for you, when Mercury has just stationed and is still very slow-moving and therefore more powerfully configured in your resources sector, and when Venus, planet of relationship and artistic impulse, has just entered your sign. Everything is a bit murky and confused, but this in itself carries a message, not to rely entirely on the simple logical interpretation of your situation.
The late Leo New Moon of Friday, August 17th, brings fresh energy to your process and a new sense of purpose. You are still very much in the midst of transformation and relationship considerations. Issues of home and family take on added importance at this critical juncture, and you might begin to recognize the extent to which they contribute to your own sense of psychological security. There are wounded places inside yourself that do not always come readily to your awareness, and these might be more present to you and therefore more present for your healing them.
With the First Quarter Moon of Friday, August 24th, all these issues become sharper in focus as potentially, tensions arise to vex you, and to challenge the initiatives that you have been attempting to foster over this past week. Illusion competes with discovering your deepest truth in these matters, so that it is difficult to tell them apart. As always, you benefit from letting your inner wisdom rise to the occasion, and trusting in the essentially beneficence of the cosmos to guide you though.
Leo (July 23 - August 22) Fire. Ruling planet is the Sun. Top
You are in the same mystical arena that you have always lived in, Leo, only now you are occupying that space with more awareness. You have long been considering which way to head in light of the revelations that continue to pour down upon you from the very heart of the universe, through the agency of your own inner guidance. Although surprisingly cheerful, and still well able to meet with those that you encounter in the so-called real world, you are with one important part of your mind stepping back from involvement and embracing the paradoxical notion that every truth worth knowing has its equally valid opposite. As you seek outer alignment with your own deep process of spiritual evolution, you make headway in the only progress that in the end really counts.
As the month begins, you are feeling your way through to a new beginning for yourself, as you explore your future from some new and different angles, and attempt to understand how everything that you are currently involved in can finally come together. You are in a very magical and meditative space these days with Mercury cruising backwards through your sign as you ride out the wave of the recent New Moon in your twelfth sector of dream imagination and inner experience. Your inner world is alive for you right now, and an important piece in the ongoing transformation that you are experiencing, so that you ignore it at your peril.
This emphasis on your inner life is symbolized by Neptune, nebulous and numinous symbol of the reality of compassion and universal oneness, now powerfully positioned in your sector of intimacy and personal evolution. All the outer planet energies are each engaged in a powerful way, actively conspiring with you to tip the balance in the direction that your soul has long wished to go. Even as you turn inner to reflect on everything in your life, you are feeling the joy of a reconfigured future that is calling out to you.
Rapid-fire epiphanies are giving you bursts of energizing and novel conceptualizations that are useful in getting your thought balloon off the ground. Depth researches continue to both inspire and confound you and to eventually accompany deep and lasting changes in your sense of spiritual mission. Your communication is steadfast and also slowed in concentration, as you absorb the events of this amazing month's series of continuing revelations
Detailed Monthly Forecast
When the Full Moon of late evening, Wednesday, August 1st, comes along, you are engaged in a symphony of unfolding meaningful exchange and consequent identity shifts deep within you. This is a powerful crossroads, when you are fully feeling the power and the joy of progress while taking the perspective of partners into account as well as your own. You might also notice a sense of integration beginning to emerge, whereby in forging stronger links with others you are simultaneously unlocking important parts of yourself.
There are also potentially painful realizations that are revealed in the course of your deep musings. This is so in direct proportion to how far you try to go in delving into your deeper self or in connecting across the divide to important others in your life. Rather than shying away, you might be able to take this as an indication that you are on the right track.
With the Last Quarter Moon of Thursday, August 9th, you are able to forge an even stronger connection with inner work while remaining active socially,. Accompanied by the recent turning to direct motion of Mercury in your identity sector, you are reflecting in yet more novel ways upon the challenges and changes that have brought you thus far, and seeing the emerging consequences for your professional as well as for your private life.
The New Moon of Friday, August 17th, brings fresh energy to your pursuit of a better and more viable future for yourself, while emphasizing some of the concrete results that you might be able to eventually obtain and also a sense of the obstacles to a successful completion of your goals. You are creating links to a stronger amalgam of inner and outer, a difficult but entirely rewarding task, and feeling your way forward into the painful as well as the competent places within you.
The First Quarter Moon of Friday, August 24th, brings you to a minor crisis. The viability of your enterprise is questioned, thus testing your resolve. You are more inspired than ever and simultaneously more confused as well. There is a trick to master here, of settling into paradox while still engaging in outer world activity. The world doesn't have to take you away from inner work. You can yet move forward with expanding your connection to your own inner world, and accept it that life progress at this time must be at great depth, and by methods that transcend your conscious understanding. Such progress obviously is not easy, or simple, but it seems to be what the universe is requiring of you at this crucial moment.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22) Earth. Ruling planet Mercury. Top
This is a paradoxical time, Virgo. You are both active in the world and yet not truly of it, as you in-dwell into the numinous universe of your dream imagination with the most significant part of your being, transcending even partnership. You are coming into a sudden burst of intuitional knowing that rocks your understanding and that takes you to your own deep center, in what can only be termed as a form of spiritual realignment. You can resist, but you cannot really stop the flow, nor do you want to, since this ultimately implies fighting against the larger and more socially present part of yourself. You can't really take direct action in support, either. All you can do is marvel at the ways of a benevolent goddess, guiding you through.
As the month begins, you are in an optimistic and can-do frame of mind, and working toward fleshing out a new vision of social alignment that you intuitionally feel will make for a better future for yourself going forward. You are also tuning in to your own inner world, since your ruler Mercury is moving backwards through your sector of dream imagination and inner work. The Mercury Retrograde period is considered a good time for research, rather than for taking any sudden action or departures from earlier plans, and this is at least partly true right up through August 22nd, when Mercury escapes its retrograde shadow.
Powerful aspects are also present this month to Neptune, residing in your partnership sector, which has the symbolic effect of creating an idealized conception in that area of your life that can border on over-idealization or even self-deception. This might not be a case of either-or. You are working in a field of a spiritual and a paradoxical nature that defies pure logic. In representing what is beyond the boundaries of the physical, Neptune symbolizes a reality that can best be expressed in poetry music and dance, and you are in some way engaged in partnership with this energy, over a time period that transcends normal waking reality.
There are potentially painful realizations that you will have to make over the course of this pivotal monthly cycle, and it might be that you get in better touch with wounded places within you. These challenges find their peaceful resolution when you give up trying, proceeding with faith in the essential beneficence of the universe to hold you up and to nourish you through this profound time. You are changing at the very core of your being, and your self-definition shows it, and there are surprising moments of evolutionary soaring flight that demonstrate it as well.
Detailed Monthly Forecast
With the Full Moon of late evening, Wednesday, August 1st, you are experiencing these themes in greater poignancy, feeling pulled to the innermost part of your psyche at the same time as you are strive for even greater efforts at career achievement, reaching for a point of balance. This is fortunate time for you in terms of outer world activity, and perhaps made even more so by the presence of your spiritual goals alongside of the more mundane ones that are applauded by consensus thinking
The Last Quarter Moon taking place a week later, on Thursday, August 9th, represents a time when Mercury has turned direct, but is still slow-moving, and when the other-worldly numinousity of Neptune is even more powerfully configured. Your imagination is stimulated, either to heights of new spiritual connection or possibly to relationship with significant partners, perhaps to the point of over-idealization or relying on a beautiful illusion. You are in any case profoundly affected, and actively seeking a more graceful amalgamation in your life between inner and outer conciderations.
With the New Moon of Friday, August 17th, you are stimulated again in both directions. There is loads of fresh energy for your purpose, which is on the whole a largely spiritual purpose. Your dreams are likely to be especially powerful now, and may lead you toward greater understanding of where you are truly coming from, and how far you have to go to get where you are aiming. Practical concerns also powerfully predominate, and hold you to a realistic point of view, in spite of your tendency toward wilder flights of fancy.
The First Quarter Moon of Friday, August 24th, brings up a degree of conflict in achieving what you are trying for over the course of this new cycle. You are prone once more toward idealization, of either your own internal imagination or else of those partners that you have manifested in your life, and trying hard to work out what is real and what can be disregarded. This is a very powerful time, when you are experiencing to the fullest the twin assumptions of real-world necessity and other-dimensionality that totally transcends it. It helps to be able to sustain the paradox; only the lesser truth has its opposite in an untruth. Great truths can be sustained together even when they appear to contradict each other from a purely logical perspective, since logic is overrated.
Libra (September 23 - October 22) Air. Ruling planet Venus. Top
This is a difficult and amazing time for you, Libra. You are dealing with the joy, and also the pain, of entirely revising your conceptions ? and your societal affiliations ? in favor of a new wave. Not much really has to change in order that you evolve in the way that you are beginning to conceive. There has been a missing piece, which you have only just now discovered inside yourself. There needs to be a new internal mandate but you are at the same time quite uncertain exactly how to proceed. You benefit by letting go and just allowing. It's true that business as usual just won't cut it any more and that a replacement will eventually come to pass, but it might not be that you actually have to do anything to get yourself there.
As the month begins, your intense focus on real-world concerns is undercut by uncertainty regarding where it is that you are truly heading. This is so because the mystical and numinous energy of Neptune is strongly configured in your sector of the discipleship to higher purpose, which is also refers to day-to-day activities such as in the workplace. The concept of a daily spiritual practice is perhaps more intensified as well for you right now. The late Cancer New Moon from the middle of the previous month took place in your career sector, so that you have abundant energy for exploring your public persona, but with the uncertainty and the rearranging your ideas as well, especially since Mercury is also retrograde in your sector of wishes and hopes and plans for the future.
You are making a noteworthy attempt to really sort things out. As you do, the mystical side of life being very present for you has its distinct advantages. Your inner world is hugely important and provides an underpinning for the outer, as you have always known with a hidden portion of your thought and as you continue to more consciously recognize. You are concerned this month with bringing what is unconscious in you into greater conscious awareness, and with finding a new mandate to take you forward in the light of these revelations, perhaps with also the unexpected help of active partnerships in your life.
A strong call for action is arising within you and presents an exciting vision for future development, but also might reveal some relatively stuck places inside yourself where you find doubt and limitation rather than the blue horizon that you more whole-heartedly visualize. But no one said it would be easy. These downsides to expansive forward progress are part of life on the planet, where the disappointments and the challenges that are there for you to overcome, and in the end, to incorporate.
Detailed Monthly Forecast
With the Full Moon of late evening, Wednesday, August 1st, you are reaching out for a fuller level of integration and balance even in the face of uncertainty. This period of time and the week that follows constitutes a powerful juncture and brings many of these themes into sharper relief in your mind, emphasizing the fundamental optimist within you. You embody as well the confused perspective that essentially comes with this territory, as you seek greater reliance on internal rather than external rewards. This also represents a major intensification of the Mercury Retrograde period, as Mercury simultaneously enters its final week of backward motion and makes a strong aspect to the illusory and also idealizing energy of Neptune in your sector of higher purpose.
The Last Quarter Moon of Thursday, August 9th, takes place at a time when Mercury has just stationed, and therefore moving quite slowly and is a more intense influence, still in close aspect to Neptune, and also when your ruler Venus enters your career and action sector as it crosses the Midheaven of your chart. Mars in your sign moves closer to Saturn, representing the energy of restriction and limitation. You are thus moved to activity but also held back from it, and through the particular potency of this lunar phase are also occupying a reflective mode, mulling over events that have recently transpired in order to make better sense of them.
With the New Moon of Friday, August 17th, you are inspired to apply a fresh sense of purpose to your pans for future progress but again held back in leaping ahead by concepts of restriction including perhaps fears of being entirely up to the task you have ambitiously set for yourself. Your fears and internal woundings are also part of you and it helps to honor them rather than mentally shun and avoid these walled-off portions of yourself. You might find that accepting yourself at deeper levels gives you a burst of inner strength and empowerment.
The First Quarter Moon of Friday, August 24th, signals another time of testing, when the focus is on you to find an integrated place to stand and deliver, one that takes internal and somewhat confusing aspects of yourself more firmly into account. You are aided in this quest by partnership connections and by recognizing your own inner strength.
This is a complex and powerful period when you are challenged and yet might succeed in rising to the occasion. If you stumble, this is not necessarily a defeat, especially if you can feel that you have made progress. There may be much that needs to be rearranged both inside of yourself and with regard to outer circumstances that constrain you, and you will be stronger the next time, and better able to get yourself to where in the end you need to go.
Scorpio (October 23 - Nov 21) Water. Ruling planets Mars, Pluto. Top
You are forging the links to a new-found knowledge of yourself and others, Scorpio, but it does not come easy. Old habits are difficult to break, even in the realm of ideas. You are in a process these days of going back and forth over your vocational efforts you as you attempt to solve the riddle of how your work in the world contributes to your deeper understanding and benefits society at large. Revelations concerning aspects of your daily practice continue to emerge, and ultimately impinge on how you see the unfolding of your life mission. At issue is your ability to communicate your most profound inner reality to others around you, although your deep exploration ultimately leads you to uncovering your own truth, and your own unique path, independent of other voices.
As the month begins, you are engaged in depth researches of one kind or another. Since Mercury is retrograding through an important region of your chart, namely your sector of career and professional life, you are in a meditative rather than an action-oriented space regarding this important area. You might even be considering how the actions that you take in general, out in the world, affect you in your most private musings, and as you make important strides on figuring out who, at base level, you really are.
Then, with important planets in the water houses of your chart, you are more involved even than usual with your inner world. This is the other side of the coin from being out in the world, also important right now, although as previously mentioned, you are questioning these types of outer activities and seeing them a bit differently than you have in the past. Outer and inner reflect each other, and depend upon each other. The inner might be most important, being less accessible and more profound. Everything that happens under the surface of your conscious awareness has its impact on and in fact underlies your real-world presence.
Uranus and Pluto are triggered as their square continues active and even growing stronger over this the last month of summer, heading into a somewhat chaotic and exciting fall. This affects you in ways that run parallel to the other factors that are streaming through you, and that symbolize inner exploration. Your daily activities are subject to unusually sharp and sudden epiphanies, which reverberate back to the way that you communicate with others around you and how much of yourself you are able to reveal as you do. Of course there are also limits to how much you need to hold back for yourself alone, and yet sharing can be very healing also. You are in an idealized position regarding your own creativity, sensing now and in the course of this month's unfolding process of greater awareness how much this, too, depends on inner rather than strictly outer factors.
Detailed Monthly Forecast
The Full Moon taking place on the evening of Wednesday, August 1st, brings all these varied agendas into greater focus, as you reach for a balance of public and private considerations. This is a powerful juncture, and you have every reason to be confused as well as elated, as you take a deeper step forward into your own depths and, with another part of your brain entirely, simultaneously attempt to deal with real-world issues and concerns. There is a trick to this: even though you are increasingly aware of how little you actually know and how fundamental are the unseen depths within you that in some sense are responsible for all your surface activity, when you act, as you must, in response to what is happening in front of you, you suspend your disbelief in mundane reality at least for the time it takes to respond. When you continue to keep a healthy distrust that at any one point you know the answers, instead preferring to suspend judgment, you make the best of both worlds.
This is a true paradox and you benefit by learning to live with it. This is especially true over the first two weeks of this current month as Mercury stations in your Midheaven in close aspect to nebulous Neptune in your creativity and action sector. This period of time is highlighted by the Last Quarter Moon of Thursday, August 9th, just one day after Mercury's station when it is moving slowly and therefore more powerfully. This lunar phase also signals a time of reassessment when you will be mulling over the events that have led up to this climactic moment.
With the New Moon of Friday, August 17th, there is fresh energy for your purpose, and renewed optimism as well for the process that you are in the midst of currently. You are also feeling a greater degree of commitment for the inner work, along with a strong sense of limitations on direct action. An impulse toward despair is not to be taken too seriously; this too will pass.
The First Quarter Moon of Friday, August 24th, brings you once again to the crux of the matter as you are tested by a series of potentially tense and also confusing engagements that are superficially with others outside of yourself but which more likely refer back to conflicts within you. This entire monthly cycle is extremely profound, transformative and ultimately useful to you, despite its difficulties and its lack of clarity. Just when the water is murkiest might turn out to be its moment most productive of insight, long-term.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21) Fire. Ruling planet Jupiter. Top
It's all a bit up in the air for you now, Sagittarius. Your mental storage locker is undergoing renovations, and you might even suspect that some of what you have been looking for in there might be in a different space altogether. Your conceptions are evolving for a vastly different future but how and where to' You want to be able to see around the next bend, and yet your path is shrouded in mystery. In what constitutes an unusual departure from your normal activities, you are living for others in your life perhaps even more than for yourself. This is a paradoxical and a confusing time all right, but with a little creativity you are able to win out by just relaxing and going with the flow.
As the month begins, you find yourself in the midst of radical change, although you might not be completely aware of the profundity of your ongoing transformation, with much of it operating at the deeper levels of your psyche, beyond and below the reach of your conscious mind. Your mental process, symbolized by Mercury, is moving in reverse fashion now, with Mercury Retrograde, and is thus affecting your thought process in this largely unconscious fashion. This transit is taking place in your sector of higher mind and basic belief systems and in aspect to Neptune, the astrological archetype that symbolizes not only the literal ocean, but also the oceanic reaches of what C.G. Jung termed "the personal unconscious."
This is also why the Mercury Retrograde period is considered to be ideal for meditation and for avoiding taking any logical steps with your decision process, a recommendation that holds true for you also, for the remainder of the Mercury Retrograde period that lasts through the first three weeks of this current month. Not only Neptune, but also Uranus and Pluto are powerfully configured right now. Your creativity is sizzling and your values morphing in unexpected ways.
Neptune, located in your sector of home and family, is a bit crazy-making there; the more so the harder you try for logical solutions in what is fundamentally an emotional area of your chart. Your emotional security is very much at sea right now, so that wherever you try to set yourself down you find murky uncharted depths without the support that you are looking for. You can get by at this time by a kind of trust fall with unreasoning faith in the cosmos to hold you up no matter what. This is a mystical and magical time for you, and you benefit from recognizing this. You win when, rather than trying to fight them, you therefore work in alignment with the cosmic forces gently influencing you.
Detailed Monthly Forecast
The Full Moon taking place on the evening of Wednesday, August 1st, represents a powerful time of integration, when inner and outer, self and other, are brought together in a graceful attempt at a balanced whole. One pole of this compromise rests in your understanding of what the universe has in store for you and what your part you might have to play in this unfolding mystery, versus what others around you might be able to contribute in terms of information and by providing the environment for the seed to fall. Another lies in the concept of partnership, which is very alive and active for you now, and enhances rather than restricts your life energy and the flow toward individual expression that is your fiery hallmark.
With the First Quarter Moon of Thursday, August 9th, there are strong moments of reassessment, especially since Mercury, ruler of your partnership sector, has just changed direction. Mercury is still moving slowly, and therefore more powerfully, as it intersects with your basic beliefs and with numinous Neptune in your sector of psychological security as well as home family and tribe. There could therefore be illusions to contend with or perhaps to pierce, as you go about reconsidering and mulling over the events of the past few weeks.
With the New Moon of Friday, August 17th, you have a better handle on where your deepest perceptions are truly taking you, as you figuratively steer your course toward a distant horizon. You are excited to be casting off for a direction that seems to promise real-world commitment in greater alignment with spiritual aims, at least in part, although practical considerations and restrictions are also weighing you down and seemingly intend to keep you firmly tied to the reality side of the slated voyage. Still it is fun to dream. Your creativity continues to be inspired and to partake of changing values and of the resources needed to actualize them.
The First Quarter Moon of Friday, August 24th, when the Moon is in your sign, brings conflict and a degree of tension once more into the picture. You are again dealing with issues of public versus private concerns, or perhaps of individual needs versus those of career or family. Mercury has escaped its retrograde shadow, and so all your systems are go. With that energy shift might come another, by means of which your ideas also change in the light of recent information and of your changing perceptions. This has been a powerful month, and September looks to be yet another, as your identity continues to transform with the changing times.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19) Earth. Ruling planet Saturn. Top
This is the time of your life, Capricorn, both in terms of your own individual arc of development and in collusion with important partners. Your ongoing transformation these past few years has been massive and is yet far from complete. A series of profound intuitional leaps that arise unbidden from your responses to events and circumstances have recently rocked your world. In this current stage, changes in style and substance that have thus bubbled up from your inside are challenging your almost exclusively outer world focus. This allows you to give credit to family and tribe, and as well to interpersonal relationships. You are re-thinking and re-imagining your relationship dynamic as a vital component for navigating your own pathway forward and for engaging in a more flexible connection yourself with universal principles.
As the month begins, you are feeling the strong presences of Uranus and Pluto, operating within the cardinal sectors of your chart. This has been an intense year, especially since the mid-month New Moon of last July, a time in which your identity is shifting in subtle ways with effects that are at times not so subtle. There is a destabilization at the center that while disturbing could also become a powerful factor in recognizing and coming to terms with what you are currently up to. It has lately been a confusing time as well, since Neptune is also powerfully configured and occupying your communication sector just at the point of Mercury's descent into backward motion so it is not only difficult to tell which end is up, it is even harder to express your truth to others around you.
You suspect that your spiritual evolution is deeply involved in all this, but the surface layers of your mind won't even come close to understanding what it's all about at the deeper levels. On the other hand, all your experience to date in this society has acculturated you into believing that your surface mentality is all that there is. That is one reason that this time period is so important. With Mercury running backwards through your sector of personal evolution and deep inner work, you paradoxically have a better chance now at understanding what you need to be able to master. This is in order that you make progress on your most important product, namely yourself.
Your ruler Saturn is also powerfully configured at the top of your chart, in your sector of career and professional life, and also somewhat conflicted. It is no wonder that your little mind ? as opposed to the larger more universal conscious that you also partake of ? has trouble getting straight on what is actually required to be enabled to be of true service in the world. It is possible that over the course of this monthly cycle you will come closer to figuring that out.
Detailed Monthly Forecast
The Full Moon taking place on the evening of Wednesday, August 1st, brings all these themes to mind and to greater emphasis. You are operating from an optimistic position of can-do, although again the confusion of motives brings everything into question: can do what, exactly' You are potentially able to find a way through with the help of other points of view less practical than yours, although it is the ultimate practicality that you seek in the long run. The retrograde of Mercury continues, bringing you into a self-reflective mode and creating communication that is mystically derived.
The Last Quarter Moon of Thursday, August 9th, traditionally initiates a time of questioning and reassessing the conclusions and the events of the past three weeks of the lunation cycle, since mid-July. Mercury, now direct but still wobbly, suggests that the introspective nature of this time period for you is intensified. Part of you is raring to go and yet with another part of yourself you are holding back.
The New Moon of Friday, August 17th, represents a fresh charge of energy for your process, and, taking place in your sector of intimacy and personal evolution, a new mandate for you to push forward with inner work as well as outer world presence. You are coming to recognize that accomplishment in the eyes of the world must translate into and be equated with another form of success within the secret confines of your very own mind and heart. The paradox is that while these are in some sense antithetical, they are intimately linked, and you need them both.
The First Quarter Moon of Friday, August 24th, brings up the snags as well as the heady joys in your recently more integrated approach. You can expect a degree of tension and perhaps conflict, and confusion as well as an idealization of what you are up to. Not everything will go smoothly, that much is a given, and the way that you deal with any conflicts that arise will be life-shaping as you move forward. Your overall transformation proceeds apace. This is a continuing and a slow process, that of the snake gradually outgrowing its old skin or the caterpillar within its chrysalis dissolving. In many ways it is an educational process that you have been engaged in over this powerful month, a steep learning curve that welcomes you further into the academy of universal knowledge.
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18) Air. Ruling planets Uranus, Saturn. Top
This is an exciting time of ongoing education for you, Aquarius, although not in any ordinary sense. You are seeking new horizons to conquer and even to share with peers. Your intensity of focus does not find its resolution in purely logical terms, since you are dealing with intimations from the deepest layers of your psyche. As is perhaps appropriate for the Mercury Retrograde period you are caught up in, there are paradoxical aspects to your situation. Although this is an intensely private journey, it involves others as well as yourself, and although the information that you are intent on capturing is subtle and insubstantial, it must have its practical application for you to fully grasp it. Perhaps most astonishing of all, your vehicle is not mind alone but includes your heart.
As the month begins, you are feeling the pull of other forms of information than those that are known to the simple surface levels of your psyche. You are stimulated by knowledge, but this knowledge that you are receiving is of a peculiar kind, that takes you down some perhaps altogether untrodden pathways. You have been tugged in this direction all this year, at least, perhaps without being fully conscious of it, and now the planetary energies are aligning with your own vision to take you further in.
Pluto, residing in your sector of inner dream realms, has been in forming square for many months now with your ruler Uranus, and these powerful planetary archetypes are getting ready for another perfect hit in September. Neptune is also making waves in your resources sector. This takes you out of step with the ordinary business of buying and selling and counting time, but is a perfect fit with more subtle and esoteric intelligence, and for inner work. Chiron there also contributes hints to where you have been wounded in the past, perhaps represents a threat to your sense of security. Meanwhile, Mercury is also retrograde in your partnership sector, bringing up a different and more meditative form of knowledge, perhaps through the agency of others, and just when you are most ready to receive. You might have to half-close your waking eyes to begin to see it.
You have a powerful enthusiasm right now for creative expression in line with these difficult inner conceptions, and a strong tendency to take other viewpoints into account as an adjunct to your own perceptions, which helps you to expand your mental horizons in ways that might be impossible without this aid. You are on an important voyage, toward your own deep center. It is profoundly important that you pay the closest attention to these intimations from your inner world, and your reactions to them, as this journey holds the key to your continued spiritual evolution.
Detailed Monthly Forecast
The Full Moon takes place in your sign late on Wednesday, August 1st, and brings all these themes into sharper focus as you reach out to significant partners and seek balance for your own point of view. This early portion of the month is a romantic time, not only in the sense of finding someone attractive, but in terms of ideas as well, which have a special glow for you right now all their own. Your creative expression is sizzling, and takes you into some of the deeper areas of your psyche beyond where purely logical progressions even make sense. But what you are after now is at the level of soul and the nature of the soul is paradoxical.
With the Last Quarter Moon of Thursday, August 9th, you arrive at a time when the energy has shifted appropriate to this closing phase of the lunar cycle. You are attentive to what has gone down up to this point and attempting to make better sense of it as you grapple with psychological and family concerns. This is also a special juncture because of the change in direction represented by Mercury's station one day earlier, and its consequent slowness in forward motion, which is powerfully configured with Neptune, bringing in a strong hit of this numinous and otherworldly energy.
The New Moon in late Leo a week later, taking place on Friday, August 17th, gives you fresh energy for pursuits of all kinds, both inner and outer-world oriented, including partnership. Somewhere deep inside yourself you are taking a more philosophical stance on everything that is happening, although it is also possible that old wounds will continue to trigger your reactionary rather than your contemplative side. You are dealing with powerful impulses that arise directly from your inner world and these can be tricky to navigate, although it is always true that you win when you approach them from the largest possible perspective.
With the First Quarter Moon of Friday, August 24th, some tension could arise in your process as you attempt to sort out what is most important in what is going on within you, and which of your impressions speak to your deepest understanding and which to illusion. This remains a confusing period of time, although less so, the more you rely on your own deep process and stay patient. The truth will be revealed more fully with the passage of time, and until you have more and better information it is best to quietly watch and wait. It is good to remember also that you are in this for the long haul, and for your own greater knowledge of yourself. All other considerations take second place.
Pisces (Feb 19 - March 20) Water. Ruling planets Neptune, Jupiter. Top
Where is it that you are truly headed, and why? This is the question that you are secretly asking yourself, Pisces. Shifting values and instability regarding future plans are becoming ordinary components of life lately, as you attempt to come to terms with a new sense of self. You are both somewhat stuck in even understanding what at base you are really up to, and yet as well making progress almost in spite of yourself. You are completely involved with mapping your own course, independent of other points of view, and then with determining how others fit into this pattern as you inch your way forward. You have a strong base now and an ample sense of personal security and could accomplish something really constructive for yourself as this complex month continues to unfold.
As the month begins, you are feeling the energy of the recent New Moon in your creativity sector from the middle of the previous month. This is a vital and exciting time for you, one in which you are delving down into your vast and yeasty interior spaces as well as reaching for the stars. There is loads of energy available for you now to aid you in your process although with the Mercury Retrograde period in full swing you also might want to be reticent about pursuing any new projects that suddenly become available. The recommendation is that you proceed with caution since many aspects of your situation are likely to change once Mercury turns direct.
Your ruler, Neptune, powerfully aspected by this month's lunations, is strongly placed in your chart as well. This makes for a psychically extremely sensitive time when you could become very much more aware of what is happening at the deeper layers of your psyche while you equally aspire to outer world achievement.
Another symbolic accompaniment of the Mercury Retrograde period for you is that you are in the process of rethinking life direction and what you intend, going forward, as you apply your energies in a manner that is more consistent with soul purpose, and as far as you are coming to understand that purpose. Transformative Pluto is powerfully configured in your sector of wishes, hopes and future plans, while the changeable energy of Uranus chimes in from your resources sector, so that further redefinitions are likely regarding these concepts, and for your idea of a livable future for yourself, as well as the allocation of financial and other resources to support these aims. .
As you are mulling over your choices, you might also be thinking about the consequences of past actions, those that were intended and also unintended. It could be that your meditations lead to reflecting back to early wounds to your self-esteem, since this is consistent with Chiron, the Wounded Healer, also strongly configured now in your identity sector. Issues could also arise in this regard in your dealings with others. If they do, the best way is to regard these as opportunities to heal.
Detailed Monthly Forecast
The Full Moon taking place late on Wednesday, August 1st, represents a powerful juncture, when all these issues are emphasized, potentially including reflections on early wounding.which you encountered with parental figures growing up. You are operating now with one foot in the practical realm and one in the otherworldly spaces beyond and behind your conscious mind. It is difficult to recognize the extent to which you habitually live half in and half out of this unreal world of the imagination, but you are coming into a better understanding over the course of this month's powerful transits.
With the Last Quarter Moon of Thursday, August 9th, you are faced with contradiction, and in search of a revised understanding of your situation. This phase is traditionally associated with reassessment, what seminal astrologer Dane Rudhyar called the "crisis of consciousness" that overtakes us when we stop to realize that we were operating to some extent on false assumptions. You are taking a long, hard look at what has gone down in the preceding three weeks of the lunar cycle and rearranging your thinking there. Mercury has changed to direct motion so that there could be changes in the way you see your pathway unfolding, going forward.
The New Moon of Friday, August 17th, brings with it fresh energy for your purpose and a powerful mandate to facilitate meaningful change in your life. You might feel the burden of restrictions that have come due a seemingly just in time to stifle your chances, but you win by gracefully yielding to the pressure. The awareness of trauma buried within you might be reactivated at this time, and potentially accompanied by the acceptance of such early wounding, which is the first step to healing. Considerations of home, family and tribe continue to remain important for you, and represent an important factor in shaping what you see as your emerging future.
With the First Quarter Moon of Friday, August 24th, you encounter a testing time of relative trial and also triumph. There are potential conflicts that could arise at this juncture, threatening once again to sink your ship, but with a full-blown reliance on Spirit to guide you though the shoals and straits you are likely to surmount them. You are getting comfortable at dealing with adversity by now, and this can only make you stronger as you continue to challenge yourself to aspire to new heights of inner as well as practical wisdom.
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Overview of the Planets this month: Top
The Astrology of August features Mercury, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The meditative retrograde of Mercury continues through the third week of August, taking into account the two weeks of escaping its retrograde shadow. Uranus and Pluto also remain prominent. This is partly based on the configuration of the mid-July New Moon, which triggered yet again the Uranus-Pluto square, now less than a degree apart, and growing even closer as we head toward September and the next exact hit, the second of seven over the next few years. The lunations of the current month are involved as well, since the August 1st Full Moon sextiles Uranus with the Sun in trine, as Saturn makes a quintile aspect to Pluto. We also find that Venus opposes Pluto and squares Uranus at the time of the August 17th New Moon.
Uranus with Pluto provides us with visions for a better future for ourselves, startling realizations that can seem overwhelming until we decide to take action and do something about it. Pluto with Uranus has the tendency to mow down existing structures, which comes with its own form of intense emotion in terms of fear of the unknown, but which serves us by allowing those parts of ourselves that have become stultified and lost in a rut to become refreshed once more in a new morning of possibility.
These feelings are further complicated by the presence of Neptune, also highlighted in these summer skies and triggered by the current lunations and by Mercury as it stations on August 8th. Neptune symbolically represents the sea and this important astrological archetype is prominent now for good reason. It may be taken quite literally – indeed our oceans are in trouble, and we very much need our attention called to it – but also this numinous symbol can be taken figuratively to be the ocean of connection between us as members of the human family. This is a further dimension of our modern day experience that is deeply beautiful and idealized as well as confusing to our earth-bound intellect.
The zodiacal degree that Neptune occupies at the time of the mid-July New Moon, and for the first half of August, the third degree of Pisces, has the Sabian Symbol: "A petrified forest." This refers to both the illusion of life-like growth where there might in fact be none, and as well an overdependence on things as they are or were, a frozen and non-productive state of being that can be mistaken for becoming. We can continue the breathing in and breathing out of a constructive form of existence, but only when we allow our conception to remain flexible, to grow and transform with each passing day.
Chiron is importantly added to this picture, located in Pisces a few degrees away from Neptune and strongly aspected by Uranus, Pluto, Jupiter, Mars and Venus, the latter two at different strategic times in these current cycles. We thus can sense another layer of additional meaning and another take on our presently somewhat dire situation.
With the cosmic energy active in us now of Chiron, the Wounded Healer, we are encouraged to recognize that – vital though our spiritual progress might be for our survival – we have a certain fear of that progress. We might even be able to attune to intimations of where in our bodies that fear could be lodged and whence derived. When we have the courage to follow our intuition to the ultimately possible depth of its revelation we can begin to discover where we are stuck.
The cosmic forces that conspire within us now are at times in seeming conflict with the wishes of our little minds although possibly simultaneously perceived to be in sync with higher goals. They are our friends and our support even though this can often take the form of tough love.
We can and will prevail, both as a culture and as growing individuals, and over seemingly overwhelming odds at that. This is true as long as we can continue in the courageous task of placing our meditative mind directly on increasing our understanding of our purpose here and of the true challenges that we face.
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