Happy Sunday, August 5, 2018! There is a lot going on this week so hang on to your hat.
This week is going to bring us another wave of life-altering, positive energy. You may not see what comes your way as a positive but I believe whatever you experience is exactly what your soul has designed for you in this lifetime. We are letting go of not only physical things but relationships, careers, and our old paradigm. It is all good and all part of the choice our souls made a long time ago. We just don’t remember that. So sit back and get in touch with your inner being, trust yourself, and love yourself.
This week holds several shifts. We also have six retrograde planets. Mars (June 26-August 27), Saturn (April 18-September 6), Neptune (June 18-November 25), and of course Mercury (July 25-August 18). Jupiter was retrograde all spring and early summer ( March 9-July10). Uranus will turn retrograde this coming Tuesday, August 7, 2018. All these retrogrades are slowing us down and asking us to take stock of what we really want in our future and this, in turn, is causing a great deal of angst with some.
Reflecting back on things and looking forward at the same time can be quite difficult. The resulting overwhelm can be quite detrimental to many. This is a multifaceted thing. Reflecting can stimulate us to let go of what no longer serves. It can also overwhelm us to the point of not being able to see a future. This is but one facet however and I can get overwhelmed thinking about all the parts and get off on some spacey tangent but I had rather stick to astrology, so moving right along. . .
We are in the middle of this Mercury retrograde cycle. I usually notice little if any difference when Mercury is retrograde. This time, however, it is different…..a lot different. Even before the fire planet actually stationed to turn retrograde, I noticed communications became a big challenge. I had trouble connecting with the banquet manager at a restaurant where I was attempting to book a party later this year. It took three calls to her before I felt like I was actually talking to someone who knew what they were doing and get all my questions answered. Emails have also been a challenge. I hope your communications are going more smoothly than mine. Gratefully, this will soon end only to have something else will take its place.
Today you will need to be cautious of other people’s anger and possibly a power struggle. The themes for today are self-doubt, a lack of objectivity, and second-guessing ourselves. The best way to handle this is to stop, take a deep breath and ground ourselves. Kick those shoes off and go hug a tree.
Monday Venus is semi-square Jupiter. This is a somewhat difficult aspect. Venus deals with finances and Jupiter love to increase any energy it is in contact with. This aspect can lead to impulse buying. We could do better by putting any extra money we have toward a debt.
Monday has two other aspects and a sign change for us. Mercury will aspect Saturn. This will add the already potent re-do energy brought to us by Mercury retrograde. It may increase travel delays or communication problems. Saturn energy adds an extra helping of sensitivity and criticism to the mix. Not the best energy for those who are already emotionally overwhelmed.
Next aspect is the Sun square, Jupiter. Squares are difficult and this energy will pile more discontent and overwhelm on our already stressed energy fields, causing us to feel even more discontentment. Those with strong Scorpio, Jupiter, and first house aspects will possibly feel this the most. I encourage all of my readers to be extra attentive to their self-care this week. Get as much rest as you feel you need, eat well, meditate, breathe, and relax when possible. I think my biggest challenge will be emotional eating. I bought ice cream last night
I am not a doctor or medical professional but if you are one of the many that have experienced some sort of trauma recently, you might want to research Methyl (methylcobalamin) B-12 and folic acid and how these might help. Trauma affects the autonomic nervous system. Supporting the nervous system with these two supplements could not only aide in the body’s healing but also support the immune system. I placed an order for both of these supplements last night.
The sign change involves Venus. She will be leaving her practical transit of Virgo for the more charming transit of Libra. This transit will last from August 6-September 9, 2018. This transit is all about balance, relationships, and finding ways to compromise. The shadow side of this is being superficial or dependent. We also want to avoid any difficult or caustic situations.
Tuesday Uranus stations and turns retrograde. This will calm our rebellious side just a bit. However, I wonder if this will do much to dampen the other potent energies coming our way.
Tuesday Venus is trine Mars. This gentle aspect could stimulate our creativity, social activity, and self-expression. We might also experience a spike in our libido. Oo la la!
Wednesday is seriously jam-packed with aspects. The Sun aspects Neptune and some of us will have some serious brain fog. Clearly defining our plans for the future could be difficult. The shadow of ineffectiveness looms over some and causes assurances to dive, making decisions and doing new things challenging.
Wednesday also holds Mercury in a difficult aspect with the wounded healer, Chiron. It will be difficult to clearly know what the intention behind the words. There is also a degree of impatience with this aspect.
Mercury is semi-square Venus. This will cause stress in romantic and social communications. There could also be some lack of focus, lack of discipline, and extra sensitivity.
Venus opposes Chiron on Wednesday and this might bring some sort of romantic disappointment. Our thoughts wander to our differences. Focus on the other person’s strengths instead.
Are you tired of Wednesday yet? I hope not because there are two more aspects to talk about.
Mars and Neptune are in a strained aspect Wednesday. This energy is somewhat disorganized, fog-brained, and a bit haphazard. Many of us will be living in dreamland today. Trying to figure anything out now is going to be hard for us. Those with strong Neptune or fourth house energy in their charts will the hardest hit by this.
The last aspect for Wednesday is Mercury conjunct the Sun. This is a good one for communications and will all the other communications difficulties today, this conjunction is a welcome influence. It is a great day to write. Our words will have quite an impact on others.
Thursday holds another four aspects. At this point, I am giving you a thumbnail sketch of the energy. It seems the main themes this week are not just communications but also lack of confidence, impulse spending, fear of not fitting in, and cohesive thinking. Avoid starting new relationships, jobs or business ventures. The big players are Neptune, Chiron, Venus, and Mercury. Saturn is on the fringes with his touch of grey.
I know this is a long post today but I have not gone near the T-square or Thor’s hammer aspects in its single, double, and triple forms. If I did, I would lose more of you than I have already and we still have Lions Gate and the partial Solar eclipse to go over.
Lions Gate perfects on Wednesday. If you are sensitive to or have worked with this energy in recent years, you probably have felt this already. Lions Gate is when the Earth is in direct line with Sirius and the Galactic center or the great central Sun. It is full of goodness.
Sirius has a long connection to human history. It is also called the “dog star”, it’s the brightest star in the sky, and located in the constellation Canis Major. It is said to keep the spiritual world alive. If you would like to read more here is a good link.
When these three bodies line up, there is a massive influx of energy brought to this planet. This energy is lifting the veil, assisting the paradigm shift and helping more of the Earth’s inhabitants to wake up to it. Just as this energy has been felt by some for a while, so it will be felt for some time after Wednesday.
The last event for this week is the Lunar eclipse on Saturday. It can be seen mainly from Europe, Africa, North America, South America, the Atlantic Ocean, and Antarctica. Here again, we have an alignment of planets; the Sun, Moon and the Earth, plus a New Moon. Don’t forget that we are not completely out of Lions Gate energy by Saturday either.
Whew! If my head was not already spinning, it sure is now.
Again I say! Good self-care is of the utmost importance. Seriously!
The last things are the weather and the Earth movements. just this morning my earthquake app alerted me to a 7.0 quake in Indonesia. That is significant.
Aspects to Neptune and the water sign of Scorpio has been in part responsible. Uranus, the planet of weather and swift change is also in the earth sign of Taurus. I hope you are seeing the connection here because I am not going further for now.
Have a great week everyone. Remember to smile and be kind to all you meet. Love it what it is all about, love does make the world go around, and love heals.
In Love, Light, and Joy!