Acceptance of Our Human Complexities


This week’s headline items: the Balsamic Moon phase begins on Wednesday; Uranus starts to slow down (station) on Thursday, preparing to go retrograde; and the New Moon in Leo becomes exact on Sunday morning.


There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday early morning (for a little over 1 hour); Wednesday afternoon (a little over 1.5 hours); and Friday evening (a little over 9 hours).


Now, this week’s Forecast…


Monday, August 2nd:

Monday morning, the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus until 4:46am EDT. We love all physical comforts, prefer consistency, and would rather stick with what we know works well.

In other words: change is not our favorite thing and “rushing things” goes against our grain. What is our favorite thing for the next two days? It’s probably slowing down and getting in touch with whatever delights our senses 😉

Monday very early morning, a Sun/Saturn opposition becomes exact at 2:14am EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from July 29th on, it will remain strong until this Thursday (Aug. 5th). We are called to balance our unique creative self-expression and “desires” against a focus on our long-term commitments and contributions in society.

Give yourself permission to connect to your heart-energy. Be aware of what energizes you and brings you joy, and at the same time, take responsibility for putting a healthy foundation under any long-term commitments and contributions to society.

We may experience a lack of energy or confidence this week. We need to “buckle down”; this could be projected out into the world as limitations that arise from people or circumstances. Energetic blocks and a general feeling of slowdown are also possible.

Paradoxically though, we can also take this time to sort out our life, sift out goals or plans that are out of date, and thereby become more truthful to ourselves. Go slow and steady with this, as pushing too hard will backfire; ask yourself: Would you rather be “in control” or happy? This is also true when dealing with others — pushing will most likely backfire…

Do you have your Ascendant, Career point (or personal planets) in 7-13 degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, or Scorpio? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Capricorn (the Sun rules Leo; Saturn rules Capricorn) 

Monday at 3:41am EDT, we enter a Moon VoC that will last for a little over 1 hour, until 4:46am EDT. Use this intuitive time to wish for not only for peace and physical comfort, but also for a new understanding of your future visions — it’s important to explore what it could mean for humanity. You may need to make some adjustments between these two needs that are seemingly at odds.

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don’t start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Monday early morning ahead of time.

Monday at 4:46am EDT, the Moon moves into chatty, versatile Gemini, where it will journey until Wednesday early evening. For the next 2.5 days, we like to learn, connect and interact as much as possible. “Busy” feels good: connecting online, on the phone, or sharing face-to-face, preferably multi-tasking all the way…

The one thing we can do without is boredom: If our mind is not engaged in some way, we might as well curl up and play dead 🙂 As best as you can, be patient with yourself and others.

Monday, late evening, a harmonious Mercury/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 11:41pm EDT; we started to feel this aspect build from Sunday early morning (Aug 1st)on, it will remain strong until this Wednesday (Aug. 4th). This aspect is a wonderful possibility for active healing in regards to our conditioning and day to day thinking structures.

We can bring compassion, both for ourselves and for others, to communications that trigger us. We are able to allow more for our “inner playful child” to come out in unique ways as we share ourselves. Forgiveness and understanding towards ourselves and others comes more easily now in general.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 10-16 degrees of Leo, Aries, orSagittarius? Do you have an Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo? If so, you will be…


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