“Proton Arc” photograph by from Paul Zizka on Aug. 17th from Banff, Alberta ~ www.spaceweather.com
I figure if you read this blog long enough, you will begin to become adept, even fluent in the cosmic language of astrology. Suddenly you find yourself alerting your friends about an upcoming Mercury retrograde, or take note that Mars is making a square to some planet, which aggravates anxiety and tension. I sometimes overhear such conversations at the grocery store or gas station in regards to the astrological weather, which makes me very happy. This wise and ancient science of astrology really can help support you in navigating these times of conflagration, another word for blaze, which I used last week. This week you need to yak it up about the Sun/Jupiter conjunction.
The very dynamic expansive Sun/Jupiter conjunction arrives this week. This is great news! This might be the most upbeat week all year long. Yet a cautionary note, Jupiter is also about excess, which might mean the burning infernos in the west actually get bigger, and the drops in the stock market plummet further. This aspect brings a rebalancing to our lives and our institutions. Don’t panic, remain calm, and remember, for the most part, things always work out, if you retain a positive state of mind ~ Jupiter’s gift of optimism.
I want to share this fair-minded article by my friend Doug Peacock, a true bear expert if there ever was one, concerning the recent tragedy in Yellowstone regarding bear/human interactions. We are also heading into the upcoming fight to stop the delisting of the ever-endangered Grizzly. This is a cause near and dear to my heart and activism. Thank you Doug: www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/22/do-killer-grizzlies-deserve-to-die.html
Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ www.lunarplanner.com
“The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. Now is the time to drop all hesitation and take the steps to move forth on what you were inspired about. The inspiration is now gone, it is time to now participate in trust and knowing. Remember, the flower that is about to burst forth from the bud is not yet visible. Trust in the process. Demonstrate this trust in physical action and you will be supported. This time is stressful or traumatic only if action is ignored. What you are putting together now is the groundwork for the manifestation of the theme. Simply, this phase is a time to work.”
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: www.earthwordskyword.com/astrology-readings/astrological-readings/
Sat August 22
Moon/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio: Always a heavy, serious alignment, chances are you muscled through many tasks you had been avoiding, or your avoidance mechanisms got worse and you dug in your heels and procrastinated further. This is not an easy aspect.
Mars in Cancer inconjunct Neptune in Aquarius: This aspect can also help you deal with the issue of avoidance and procrastination. Hopefully the activating force of Mars helps you take even small steps toward your current goals. When the signs of Cancer and Aquarius collide, we usually see some conflict on the global scene between what works for one tribe versus what will benefit our larger human tribe.
Mercury enters Virgo: Our minds become more analytical, discerning, judgmental when this aspect takes hold for the coming weeks. This transit is excellent for research, critical analysis. It helps you communicate to others what you deem to be to be the most truthful version of your current Self.
Sun August 23
Reread yesterday: Continue absorb and continue to work with all of yesterday’s important influences.
Moon in Scorpio conjunct Pallas Athene trine Vesta in Pisces: This aspect is excellent for strategizing/organizing your whole life, or even just one project like a new quilt or school curriculum….bless you holy teachers (Shilah) who head back to school tomorrow!
Mon August 24
Moon in Sagittarius trine Sun/Jupiter conjunction: This enthusiastic celestial collaboration adds fuel to every fire, be that a new creative endeavor, or fire fighters fighting the possibly expanding fires with supportive new resources. Use the power of Jupiter’s optimism to see a positive outcome to any challenge you are facing.
Mercury in Virgo trine Ceres in Capricorn: This aspect bodes well for nurturing communications, discovering great solutions to problems that need to be resolved in our homes or businesses. Great for harmonious brainstorming.
Tue August 25
Moon/Pluto conjunct in Sagittarius square Vesta in Pisces: The monthly Moon/Pluto conjunction is always explosive in some regard. Think of it as the day, once a month, you get to be totally, even brutally, honest with yourself, or another. The tempering watery influence of Vesta in Pisces helps to bring a softening, compassionate energy to a potential inferno.
Wed August 26
Sun/Jupiter conjunction in Leo: Yes! It’s here! The annual Sun/Jupiter conjunction arrives in joyful, creative, at times, bombastic Leo (think Donald Trump). This day brings a new sense of confidence to your world, to the schemes you are currently dreaming up as you regain a sense of hope and possibility again. This day is considered to be very lucky, so expect a positive turn of events in your life.
Moon/Ceres conjunction in Capricorn: This aspect arrives as the day is coming to completion. For some, this will manifest as a late night cleaning binge. It’s also great for a heartfelt dialogue of parental advice and guidance, or calling your aging parent for advice….while you still can.
Thu August 27
Moon in Capricorn opposite Mars in Cancer: The very responsible organized Capricorn Moon makes a standoff with Mars in Cancer, which can carry a more couch-potato energy of comfort, even slothfulness. Some want to organize their homes while others resist their partner’s attempts to reign them in. Turf battles may ensue.
Fri August 28
Mercury/North Node conjunction in Virgo: This annual alignment of our planet of communication, Mercury, with the North Node of our future destiny and invention, in the sign of perfectionistic Virgo will surely translate to the next level of any new invention moving forward. That might be the support of venture capital, or you, yourself, investing your own capital in your own adventure. Trust in yourself, and soon others will be following your lead.
Moon in Capricorn opposite Venus retrograde in Cancer: This aspect ensures important discussions, activities are being shared with parents and children, no matter the ages. This will also lead some families to need to finally make decisions about an aging elder in regards to their life going forward.