An Upshift

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Flowers Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

  • Sun in Leo 24° 56′
  • First Quarter Waxing Moon in Sagittarius
  • VOC Moon: 1:42am Aug 18 – 5:58am Aug 18 UTC
  • Moon square Neptune Rx, trine Sun, sextile Jupiter Rx
  • Prominent Spheres: Sun
  • Prominent Mode: Mutable
  • Prominent Element: Air
  • Prominent Aspect: Quincunx, Conjunction
  • Retrogrades: Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx, Chiron Rx, Pallas Rx
  • Yod Apex: Sun in Leo
  • Yod Apex: Mercury, Mars in Virgo

It’s an excellent day to accept your feelings and change something up. It might not be easy – and you can keep avoiding it if you want to – but in your heart of hearts, you know you’re ripe for an upgrade.

There are no major aspects in the sky today but the Sun in Leo makes an imbalanced quincunx to Pluto Rx in Capricorn. The Sun is also the Yod Apex to deep Pluto which sextiles emotional Neptune Rx and Pallas in Pisces. Meanwhile, the happy Sagittarius Moon makes an ‘avoidance‘ square to Neptune as well as an empowering trine to the Sun, and an overoptimistic sextile to Jupiter Rx in Aquarius. Mercury and Mars move in for their ‘act on change‘ conjunction in Virgo and are also a Yod Apex with the health and wellness sextile of Saturn Rx and Chiron Rx.

An event might occur that slaps you awake. Or maybe those nagging concerns just won’t go away….

It might feel uncomfortable to accept your deeper feelings. Many will bury emotions even more with “positive thinking” or overconfidence – or escape with socializing.

Some might depend on someone else such as a partner or ‘professional’ to solve their issues, and eventually be disappointed or angry when they don’t.

However, you probably already know you’re pushing your luck – or maybe you’re settling for less….

And you’re the one that has to do something different.

If change feels too difficult, you might take time to figure out how to implement it, or do a deep inner dive to get clear about your objective. However, it can be all too easy to ignore it and stay stuck in old ways.

It’s okay to ‘not know‘ and in fact, that’s the right place to be. You can have fun figuring out – or rather, discovering – the best choice to make.

A winning strategy may be an ‘Atlas Shrugged’ in which you completely release the whole load. Or maybe you simply remove what isn’t working.

If you can let yourself feel how you feel and make changes accordingly, you’ll be so glad you did.


Pompous Presumption or Humble Inspiration

August 16 – August 22, 2021

  • Monday, August 16: Venus in Libra
  • Tuesday, August 17: No Major Aspects
  • Wednesday, August 18: Mercury conjunct Mars, Moon in Capricorn
  • Thursday, August 19: Sun opposite Jupiter Rx, Uranus Retrograde
  • Friday, August 20: Mercury trine Uranus Rx, Moon in Aquarius
  • Saturday, August 21: No Major Aspects
  • Sunday, August 22: Sun in Virgo, Mars trine Uranus Rx, Full Moon in Aquarius, Moon in Pisces

Venus positions in relationship-harmony Libra on Sunday and Mercury conjoins Mars this week with inspired change, both in anxiety aspects to the Nodes, relationship Juno, and health conscious Chiron Rx supported by Saturn Rx. On Thursday, the enlightening Leo Sun opposes bold but debilitated Jupiter Rx in Aquarius while Uranus stations retrograde in another Fixed sign, Taurus. Just after Uranus’ station, Mercury and Mars join in with an inspiring trine. Quincunx Yod aspects continue calling for change. The week ends with a clarifying Full Moon in Aquarius intensified by Jupiter, just before the Moon’s emotional liberation in Pisces.

Some may need bold life changes this week, especially when it comes to physical or emotional health; however, sustainable change is easier to make.

Others may need to simply stay on track with patience, tenacity, and trust in your objective already in play. Trust your intuition to stay committed to a worthy relationship or your life passion.

Mental anxiety signals too much intellect and not enough emotional freedom. The unresolved past may pull you back in but it’s an ego trap, potentially leading to conflicting information, mental disorder, or an eating disorder.

Surfacing emotions reveal important information which may be difficult to accept, but are ultimately liberating if you can listen to their advice.

A lot needs to be figured out but you can take it one step at a time and fully enjoy each success along the way. It’s easier to see clearly and feel proud of small, consistent achievements. Taking calculated risks feels especially satisfying as well.

Overall, it’s a beautiful week in the Cosmos. Just watch for overoptimism. Some may be overconfident or defiant, at the risk of denting a valuable relationship or hard work already achieved. Watch for overconsumption of technology. Consequences, in this case, may show up early next week.

Accepting (rather than hiding) insecurities allows you to stay cautious while actively and powerfully (yet humbly) following your passion. Obstacles fade out in the face of simple, genuine inspired action.


August 2021

Clarity and Calm

The month of July may end with unresolved issues or mental unrest. However, August provides various opportunities to become mentally calm and clear.

The key to this month is to become aware of what you feed your mind and how it affects your quality of life. False information or media programming can keep you trapped in unnecessary confusion, stress, anxieties, or other forms of suffering.

To keep your mind clear, it’s imperative to be extremely selective with information or media sources you’re exposed to. Don’t be afraid to turn off the TV, leave a social media platform, or get fed up with the political, religious, or Hollywood agenda used to control your mind, and your life.

A regular meditation practice may help some. Or, you might keep your intellect busy with research that makes your life better. Clearing out distractions that don’t align with your personal objectives can also support mental clarity and relaxation. Take time to care for your mind.

Those who are off track may experience an actual crisis or emergency this month; however, a clear mind can allow you to sail right through it.

After removing information sources and media entertainment that don’t serve your personal objectives and your well-being… now you can relax. Also, your natural creative inspiration and intellectual brilliance can flow through your actions, allowing you to achieve your best potential.

The whole month provides different opportunities to break free from mental tyranny so you can ENJOY your life and work, rather than get lost in social indoctrination or misled beliefs that make you suffer.



Conscious Choices and Life Changes

After the year 2020 uprooted foundations and outdated material securities, 2021 is the year for exciting change, especially as it might concern your career or relocating to a new home. Multiple new beginnings and new cycles present opportunities for major structural change.

Final choices made by the end of the year establishes new life experiences for the long term – so choose wisely. You might not know exactly what’s ahead but that’s okay. Dare to follow your true heart and enjoy exciting new opportunities that come your way.