Astro News You Can Use from Karmic Evolution’s Astrologically Speaking!
The heavens are fairly quiet this week following August 11’s Leo New Moon lunar eclipse.
We’re still dealing with 7 retrograde planets, and since Mars retrograde re-entered the sign of Capricorn on August 12, the message is strategize, strategize, strategize, but don’t act yet!
While this may cause many of us irritation or frustration–if not outright anger–the switch over to Mars retrograde from Aquarius to Capricorn provides us the perfect opportunity to be less rebellious now, to keep our cool, and to plan rather than act.
Mars remains in Capricorn until August 27 when he stations direct in this earthy sign of fundamental security and success, and until he moves into Aquarius once again September 10.
Mercury stations direct at 11-degrees 32-minutes of Leo on August 18 or 19, depending on your time zone, and communication should begin to flow again. But with 6 planets still retrograde at that point, our focus should remain inward rather than outward.
A few hours prior to the Mercury station, the messenger god sextiles Venus in Libra, and this may help pave our way by easing us into Mercury’s direct motion with more kind, loving, peaceful, or soothing words than our frustration may have allowed us thus far this summer…
Meanwhile, philosophical & consciousness-oriented Jupiter in Scorpio trines exact spiritual & charitable Neptune in Pisces August 19. Right now we’re called toward humanitarianism, but cautioned against over-idealism. As I always say, all that glitters is not necessarily gold, so don’t gamble too heavily on what you want to be true; rather bank on what you know is true…
Join me Thursday, August 16, @ 11 a.m. PT & 2 p.m. ET when I’ll look at more listeners’ charts to decipher for them the meaning of this summer’s eclipses and more. See you then!