What’s The Bigger Picture?


This week’s headline items: Venus changes sign from Virgo to Libra very early on Monday; Uranus comes to a halt late on Thursday, beginning its yearly 5-month Retrograde phase; the Full Moon in Aquarius (which is also a “Blue Moon”) becomes exact on Sunday morning; the Sun changes sign from Leo to Virgo on Sunday early evening.

There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday late evening (for a little over 4 hours); Thursday evening (for almost 9 hours); and Sunday morning (for 40 minutes).


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Now, this week’s Forecast…

Monday, August 16th:

Monday, the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius all day. We’re strongly motivated to explore and learn. We’re not likely to be big fans of routine — diversity and new adventures work best at this time — we’re also physically restless and need to burn that off with activity and physical exercise.

We tend to feel more open, optimistic and inspired — but we also have a high degree of independence — and taking these two influences together, this means we’d rather inspire others to do things our way, as opposed to issuing or obeying orders. Inspiring others could come easier than normal, as we can see the bigger picture, leaving us confident that others will agree with us, once they see what we see.

As best as you can, speak your truth without assuming that everyone is on the same page as you. Improvisation works well for us at this time, as we are spontaneous and love living on the edge — just watch out you aren’t overdoing or overstating things.

Monday very early morning, at 12:27am EDT, Venus changes signs from detail-oriented, practical Virgo to harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra, where it will journey until Sept 10th. With this placement, we prefer to show kindness, even-handedness, and a willingness to make our relationships work.

We value our relationships at this time and we prefer entering into equal partnerships. Until Sept 10th, we can develop an idealized view of what a relationship “should” look like. We do our best to treat others fairly for the next three and a half weeks, seeking the middle ground. We are more likely to appreciate the arts, dance, beauty, entertainment and romance.

Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus? If so, you will feel more connected to your inner harmony for the next 3.5 weeks. Your heart will want to connect to others in an equal setting. If you are a Libra Sun- or Rising-sign you are going to have more love and beauty in your life for as long as Venus is in your sign.

Monday evening, a somewhat challenging Mercury/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 7:35pm. We started to feel this aspect build from Sunday (Aug 15th) on; and it will remain strong until Tuesday evening (Aug. 17th). This will contribute either to a lack of mental energy or a need to focus on our commitments with others. This aspect operates more on an internal level: We feel uneasy about something, almost awkward — and we need to make a choice.

The sheer scope of our goals in life can require more effort than is immediately obvious. Hard work can take its toll on our health. If we partition our big ideas into achievable segments — and go one clear action step at a time — we can move forward while maintaining inner peace and outer health. Use your time wisely! Develop the inner awareness needed, so you can see what needs adjusting.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 8-10 degrees of Virgo or Aquarius? Do you have an Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Capricorn? If so, you will be… 


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