Sun enters Leo: 05:30 AM EDT
Some of us are sun worshipers. Others cover up to avoid its powerful rays. Either way you can’t ignore it. It rides across the sky every day, keeping us company in our conscious lives.
The ancients saw the Sun as the King: The great ruler of all: The giver of consciousness and the ruler of Leo. Powerful, the way love is powerful. Leo is the heart of the hottest, sunniest time of year in the northern hemisphere. The more north you go the stronger the Sun in summer. Leo is about love, and pride and will and strength. It represents power and the Great Spirit that we all partake of when the heart is free.
Maybe we are all sun worshipers in some way. And yet fearful of the power of light and love. Surely now is as good a time as any to let love guide our choices. Especially on the days the sun connects to other planets or the moon:
August 1: Sun trine Saturn
August 2: Sun conjunct Moon: New Moon
August 16: Sun trine Uranus
August 18: Sun opposite Moon: Full Moon Eclipse
Mercury trine Uranus
The mind hates to be fettered. Today it wants to break all bonds and let creativity soar. Who are we to stand in the way of revelation?
Mercury square Mars
Uranus stationery retrograde
In the hands of mere mortals revelation has been knows to become revolution. Vision translated through aggression; the desire make the world into what we want often causes bloodshed or at least extreme frustration. Only when desire is restrained long enough to connect to the heart does revelation have the potential to truly transform our world. It’s the hardest thing. So we should try it.
Mercury enters Virgo
The minute we see things one way we can easily see them another. Especially if we are willing to let the mind do what it does best. Back in the day, astrologers were so impressed with Mercury in Virgo they said it was not simply the ruler but also exalted in the sign of Virgo. If there are thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird, surely there is more than one way to approach your current conundrums.
Venus trine Uranus
Sun trine Saturn
What charms you? Are you more likely to flirt with people or ideas? What part does synchronicity play in your life? When you run into someone you were just thinking about is it meaningful? If you can get out of your own way, today is a most excellent time to be amazed but not dazed by the dance of the world in time and space.
New Moon: 10 degrees Leo: 04:44 PM EDT
Mars, direct, re-enters Sagittarius
Let your intention be to enact responsible, courageous behavior: To gather all you have learned since March and filter it through your wise heart. A time begins in which we are asked to live up to our noble birth or should we say essential goodness?
Venus enters Virgo
Just as the ancient astrologers thought Mercury was exalted and ruled Virgo they believed that Venus was in her fall in this sign. To my way of thinking it was because they could not condone a woman’s need to be whole unto herself or, for that matter that people should not be slaves. These are still issues.
Mercury square Saturn
Venus square Mars
Genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work. And to do that hard work you have to desire it. Passion drives our greatest creations.
Mercury opposite Neptune
All that hard work may amount to nothing great. You have to break a lot of glass to make a masterpiece.
Mercury trine Pluto
Nature knows what it’s doing. Humans think they know better by using heat and pressure to improve upon it. Toxicity is the result. Imagine if we learned from nature instead: can we even conceive of survival of the most compatible?.
Saturn stationery direct
Venus square Saturn
It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry.
Venus opposite Neptune
When longings get out of hand they fester into addictions. On the other hand, staying with a longing without trying to satisfy it fosters bliss.
Sun trine Uranus
A risk taker’s day: Good for gamblers as well as artists. We are all like The Fool with one foot on the rainbow bridge. Ready for the journey.
Venus trine Pluto
Fools we may be but when it’s time to get real it’s because things matter. What is the matter today? Much can be done about or with it.
Lunar Eclipse: 25 degrees Aquarius 05:26 AM EDT
This world belongs to all the living or none. Some say humans are never at home here. Be gracious. When you see someone ill at ease say ‘Just like me’ (if not at this moment, then once upon a time) and see what you can do. We are mirrors for one another.