“Blaze and her cubs of the year ~ 2015 ~ Lake Yellowstone ” photograph by Cathy and Ron Hummel
The passing of many of our Elders, be they human or animal, continues as we begin this new SolLunar cycle and retrograde Venus returns to sidereal, real-time, astronomical Cancer. And if you are following the global news, you will see the world is literally exploding and on fire. Things might heat up more when the Sun enters Leo this week.
This 20-year old Grizzly mother named Blaze was an Elder in Yellowstone National Park. Many believe she was the Grizzly that was euthanized on August 13 after for her alleged involvement in the tragic death of Lance Crosby. At this point in time, her cubs will sadly have to live their lives out in an urban zoo as Yellowstone National Park will not consider a wildlife sanctuary option. There is such sadness and outrage surrounding this incident for all involved.
I could write endlessly about this, as I am in other venues, but for now, I know you want the astrology for the coming week.
Here’s a list of New Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ http://www.lunarplanner.com/:
“Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle, expressing a New Theme: A new theme emerges. A new idea, a new concept sprouts forth. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind. Often this process is one of discovery, slowly revealing a simple theme over a day or two, or it may be quite clear and specific, a spontanious message, even suggesting a major life change. The New Moon is a perfect time for meditation or a quite walk—to go within self and listen. A simple word or phrase may pop into your mind during this quite time describing the new lunar theme in a way that is unique to you, or perhaps a simple feeling or knowing will come over you. The ability to listen, honor and trust the inner is all that is required at this time. The ideal time to attune to your New Moon theme is exactly as the New Moon occurs, or at sunrise after the New Moon if the New Moon occurred during the night.”
Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. I seek to support you in working with and within the natural flow of time and energy, which will help your life flow with more ease and grace. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: https://www.earthwordskyword.com/astrology-readings/astrological-readings/
Fri August 14
A New SolLunar cycle begins: This is also called a New Moon. Both Sun and Moon, along with loving Venus (still in her reflective retrograde) all align in the last degrees of sidereal Cancer. You might feel extremely emotional as waves grief or sadness associated with recent losses or completions wash over you. This New Moon cycle will encompass both that poignancy and also a rebirth of joy that can follow huge transitions. It will be easier to follow the conviction of your heart when Sun moves into Leo on August 17. Today, by evening time, you may experience a lift in your moodiness as the Moon moves into sunnier Leo.
Sat August 15
Venus/Sun conjunction in Cancer: This is the midpoint in the current Venus retrograde cycle. Venus is moving from being the Evening Star and heading into her eventual rise at dawn a few weeks from now as the Morning Star. Invoke a pause in your day and take time with yourself today to reflect on where your life is heading and examine, is it heading in the right direction? This is holy day, use it with consciousness and care.
Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Leo: This emotionally jubilant energy is wonderful for celebrating, playing, feeling like a kid again. It can also make you hyper-manic if you are prone to such emotional waves.
Sun August 16
Moon/Mercury/Juno conjunction in Leo: This very chatty, communicative aspect also spawns inspired collaborations with soul colleagues, even potential new lovers, the domain of Juno.
Sun leaves Cancer: It might be nice to stay close to home today, finishing up projects or just resting in the comfort of your home and family…all domains of the sign of Cancer. Meal planning or cook a few extra meals for the coming week a good idea as well.
Mon August 17
Sun enters Leo: This is an interesting day every year. Our glorious Sun enters dynamic sunny Leo but also aligns with a star called Alphard, which is about going it alone. I always think of this energy as the animal wisdom and medicine of Mountain Lion which is about being a leader who doesn’t need followers, who has the courage to ‘go it alone’, pioneering new grounds in consciousness, when that is what is needed. Or think of this as going within and listening to your very own one-of-a-kind Inner Teacher. You are a wise one, each and everyone of you. Be courageous, be willing to go it alone if the need arises. Others will follow, in time.
Moon/North Node conjunction in Virgo: Virgo the Virgin also carries the energy of self-sufficiency, knowing you carry the inner resources and wisdom to be the wisest Guide guiding you. Be willing to set boundaries, follow your own wisdom today as the Moon aligns with your North Node calling forth your Future Self. We are always swirling in the quantum matrix of our timelines. You are here, and you are sometimes stuck in the past. But you are also grounded somewhere in your future calling. Today is about attuning to that Future Self.
Tue August 18
Nada: Today’s aspects herald tomorrow’s happenings. So take a well-needed break. Reflect, reset, reboot your life systems.
Wed August 19
Mercury/Juno conjunction in Leo: This annual alignment of communicative Mercury with relational Juno makes for wondrous connectivity with many partners, both old and new. Leo is flirtatious and interested in creativity, recreation, children. Reach out to an important young person in your life and ask them the probing questions they long to be asked.
Venus retrograde trine Uranus in Pisces: Uranus always delivers surprise encounters, sudden realizations, even timely accidents to assist you in your awakening. This aspect can bring supportive love and kindness into your life, into your heart. May you return the many favors that others have given to you. Or if you are tired, if you have been the over-giver, decide it’s time to be the receiver. Spending time near or in water a great choice today.
Thu August 20
Mercury in Leo opposite Chiron in Aquarius: Always an aspect that brings healing conversations that arise out of being willing to be vulnerable. Practice being open-hearted even if you are fearful about being hurt.
Moon in Libra square Mars in Cancer: This aspect is also about finding a more productive way to communicate, possibly following a mini-outburst, venting pent up frustration. The Libra Moon seeks both justice and harmony. Dialogue honestly today.
Fri August 21
Sun in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio: This aspect manifests as the reality that a decision has to be made. No more wiggle room, no more procrastination. It can feel good to finally decide. Or a decision can be made by outside forces. Don’t play the victim if that happens. You always have a choice as to how your life is unfolding. If this is a tough day, examine what got you here. Be willing to apply intentions and initiate actions that will lead to a happier, healthier life…a great way to use the magnificent opportunity of this four-week period of Sun/Jupiter transiting in sidereal Leo.
Thank you gifted photographers, lovers of the wild, Cathy and Ron Hummel, Wildlife Visions. Here is their website: www.wildlifevisions.org