Hello Astrology lovers. Are you enjoying the Sun in Leo and all it brings? Are you creating good times for yourself now, memories and solidifying relationships? I hope you are, because we are heading into a powerhouse of astrological aspects that just can't be ignored.
Uranus went retrograde on Friday July 29th. As I said last month, this begins a 5 month period of crazy energy. Action planets like Mars and Uranus are especially upset with retrograde periods. They are about forward movement and this period of 5 months will set Uranus off on a tear. Frustrating delays is one aspect we can expect...traffic delays, long slow moving lines in stores, things break and take time to fix or find replacement parts, etc. This is going to make us irritable, just like Uranus feels. It's like a retrograde Mercury on steroids and we know fun retrograde Mercury is!
And specking of Mercury, on August 30th it goes retrograde, she is in Virgo, her shared home with Gemini. When a planet is at home and retrograde its especially crazy, and this retrograde lasts until Sept 21, just as the Sun enters Libra. Virgo is the sign who manages the details of our planet. All those little pieces that make up the whole. Virgo's just naturally see all the bits and bobs most of us don't. When the planet of the mind, Mercury, is in Virgo, they are very good at managing the pieces of the puzzle, when its retrograde, it loses concentration, forgets things, misses details and then gets mad at itself because it knows better. But Mercury retrograde is the time, 3 times a year, when the brain gets a vacation. Slow down, stop trying to keep up your usual pace, give your brain a break and you won't make so many mistakes or forget something important, esp in the details.
Mercury will be in Virgo for over 8 weeks in all, retrograde and direct, so this is a time for PAYING ATTENTION TO DETAILS. What are those little things you need to take care of? What have you forgotten? Whatever is it, it will likely come up and bite you during the retrograde, so take the few weeks till August 30th to clean things up, so the retrograde won't find you embarrassed or caught off guard because you remembered the details before the retrograde hit. Mercury entered Virgo on July 30th, you have 30 days to catch up, and really you should be done by the 25th as a few days before the retrograde already starts to get wonky.
August 2nd the New Moon is in Leo. Big emotions and big plans do well now. Really big plans. Jump on opportunities, move toward ideas you've been mulling over and get going. On this same day, Mars, our energy, move into another fire sign of Sagittarius. Our energy is going to hit us like a strong wind at our back and propel us to take action because we have the energy to be movers and shakers now. I use the word now because in a couple of weeks, around the the 20th, Mars is going to aspect Saturn (expect slowdowns and blocks)and square Neptune and Jupiter just like Saturn is doing, causing conflict between ideals/deception and expansion/overdoing in a very tense way. So the Universe is telling you to use these next few weeks to clear up details, start something amazing and check out offers seemingly too good to be true, but maybe are not. Opportunity abounds, so seize the moment.
On the 5th Venus moves into Virgo. It's time to sort out the details of love. Is it real with a solid foundation or is it just attraction that has no foundation to it? It's time to get real about love. Virgo, an earth sign, is about grounding.
On the 13th Saturn, who has been retrograde, moves forward. Time for NEW lessons to be learned, and as I mentioned, in a week after that it meets Mars and the battle between action and restriction commences. Saturn will always win, so slow downs are inevitable, as is frustration. Add this to the Uranus situation and the 21st forward is a lot of frustration headed our way, and then Mercury retrogrades and our minds go on the blink. September is going to be extremely frustrating. And all you Virgo's, Pisces, Sagittarius and Gemini's out there can expect the worst of it. Other planets in those signs will deal with their planet's domain. Moon in Virgo, emotional issues, Venus in Virgo, love issues, etc. Mutable signs, which are the most flexible of them all, will be banging their heads against the wall trying to figure out the best way to move forward, and be hard pressed to find answers right now.
Neptune and Saturn are in a square, causing great confusion, until summer of 2017. This confusion is the reason for our crazy political climate, still active on Election Day. Uranus and Pluto start their dance of push pull again, this time in earnest until 2020. These next 3 years, especially intense as of Jan 2017 and forward, are the years of transition from the old (Pluto) to the new (Uranus). But we feel it more strongly as each month approaches January. Eris joining Uranus for the next 6 months, assuring the unexpected but intent on serving justice and change. It's beyond important for you to set the course of your new life. Where are you going and how do you get there? You get there by defining yourself, by empowering yourself and making the changes that need to be made to get there. COURAGE is important now. The full moon in Aquarius on the 18th is the perfect time to do intense inner work and find your purpose in life. Stop letting society, the media and peer pressure define you. Find your true self and start to live it, one step at a time. If you live in the city, maybe you decide to move to the country. I have been a city gal my whole life, Chicago and San Francisco actually in the city not the burbs. I have been overwhelmed for the past month to move to a place like Sonoma County with land around me, lots of trees, and peace and quiet. I have found a house in Santa Rosa I wish I could buy right now, but I am working on manifesting this to come to be, and strongly believe I will find the resources to do it. It will be a new kind of lifestyle for me, and so surprises me because I thought I would never leave the City, but I know its time now, and I have to find a way! I have to follow my guidance urging me to do this, and I have to believe anything is possible. Don't forget this is a very magical time, and we can make dreams come true if we BELIEVE it.
If you're all about chilling, maybe its time to get involved and motivated over something. If you think a lot about doing, stop thinking and do it. Embolden yourself. These times are amazing, and yes, require a great deal of us in terms of growth and shifting our lives. You came here to work off old Karma, and set yourself on a new path of destiny. The time for that effort is now.