Week Ahead – Monday, July 30th through Sunday, August 5th

  • Posted on July 29, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We are in the last few days of July and getting ready to move into August. August brings the next to last Solar Eclipse, Mercury will be retrograde until mid-month, and we have the Pagan celebration of Lughnassadh (Lammas), or the first grain harvest, where the harvest was gathered and thanks were given for abundance. Today is a good one for laying low or spending some time near water because we have a Void of Course Moon in play. Without further ado, let’s see what this week has in store for us.


In the wee hours of Monday morning, the Moon moves into Pisces. A Pisces Moon can bring about feelings of romance, heightened intuition, mystical and dreamy moods, and an interest in the unknown, religion and all that is magical. We tend to become softer, sentimental and more tender, speaking words of kindness and complimenting those we love. It’s a good energy for spiritual practices and compassionate activities and gestures. Tuesday is a quiet day with the Moon going Void of Course just before midnight.


Lughnassadh Blessings! The first day of August starts us off with the Moon shifting from dreamy and diffused Pisces to fired up Aries in the wee hours. Some may actually feel this shift more than others. An Aries Moon tends to bring conflict more than most times, with emotional tensions growing, people becoming short-tempered and impulsive. It’s a great time to have an opening for an art show, a business, or to sell your house. It supports you if you’ve got to be dynamic, for a job interview or on a date. You can go ahead and start that project or try to sell your idea to others. Quick short activities are favoured, rather than doing any tedious footwork. You can encourage a friend, work on self-promotion materials, or throw a party. We also have a challenging square between impatient Mars and unpredictable and explosive Uranus, oh my! Some really erratic action and unpredictable impulses can surface under this transits energy. Unconscious and suppressed emotions like anger, frustration, and fear are all bubbling away under the surface and can pop up when we least expect it. It’s also a time when we are more accident prone. This energy can help us to release inhibitions, and find the courage to propel forward or break free from old habits and cycles. The problem here is that there is no real guarantee that our actions won’t turn out to be destructive and counter productive. We may feel tempted to take bigger risks now which can break us out of a rut if used wisely. It’s important to use your best judgement when faced with this kind of potent yet volatile energy.


Friday starts off with an early morning Void of Course Moon that will be with us for most of the day and evening. A couple of hours before midnight the Moon will move into earthy Taurus where we will feel the tension of the past few days start to drop away. People tend to become calmer and peaceful under Taurus. We feel secure and stable. There is also this tendency for our thoughts and reactions to slow down, making us feel a bit slow in getting ourselves going. This is the best time for taking care of the home, running errands, restocking supplies and tending to routine maintenance. Its best to hold off on important business now, as well as the signing of contracts or important papers, because we may make mistakes due to a slowed down reaction and thinking process. We also have a sextile between Mars and Chiron, where words, scalpels, knives, and words can all be used with pinpoint accuracy and dexterity. It brings us a chance to take action that can bring about some healing resolutions to long-standing, ongoing problems you have been dealing with.


The weekend is a pretty quiet one all around. We have that Taurus energy to play with, so the focus is on the home, comforts, and delving into all of our 5 senses. Use this weekend to rest up because the coming week sees things pick up speed a bit!

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