Week Ahead – Monday, August 13th through Sunday, August 19th

  • Posted on August 12, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone. Well, it looks like our summer heatwave is over here in the UK, and we are back to our normal chilly August temperatures. We have the Perseid Meteor shower going on right now, so I’m hoping the skies are clear enough to catch some “fireworks”. Today we are under the influence of a practical Virgo Moon, which can be useful in taking care of those little tasks like organizing things, tidying, and looking after ourselves. Now, let’s see what this new week has in store for us.

MONDAY

On Monday, Retrograde Mars moves into Capricorn, where he will remain until the 27th when he turns direct once more. Mars stays in Capricorn until mid-September and feels quite at home in this sign. It brings a persistent and forceful energy that can help us in finding the motivation to get things sorted or give us that last little push we need. For most of the summer, Mars Retrograde has been in Aquarius having us review our higher ideals. Now we need to look at which of those ideals can be brought down to earth to use practically as we move into the months ahead. Creating a plan of action for the coming change of season is a good start to make with this energy.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY

The Moon goes Void of Course in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but only for a very brief few minutes. It then moves into the balancing and social sign of Libra, making the next two days a bit smoother going. The focus is on partnerships of all kinds. We may find an idea appears that helps bring balance to a situation or has the potential to. These are power days for speeches, and offering your big idea. It’s also the right mood to make amends or compromise. Creating order is also the focus, not necessarily through tidying or organizing as was the case while the Moon was in Virgo, but rather through pleasing interactions with others and aesthetics in our environment.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY

As we begin our Thursday morning the Moon will be going Void of Course briefly before moving into Scorpio, taking our thoughts to a more private level. Because of its intensity, this can be an emotionally difficult time for some. Negative aspects like jealousy, greediness, envy and other negative feelings increase under Scorpios influence. However, it is a good time for any work which needs intensity and total devotion. The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power, and it’s an excellent time to rid ourselves of old fears and limiting habits. It can be an intimate and passionate time. This energy will be with us into Friday as well. Friday looks like its a quiet one in the skies otherwise.

WEEKEND

SATURDAY

Saturday sees Mercury beginning to slow down as it nears the end of its retrograde cycle. Make sure you allow yourselves extra time, be flexible to any changes in your schedule, and try to postpone any important conversations for a few more days when Mercury starts moving forward again. Mercury and Venus join together in a beneficial sextile today, which brings us the possibility of benefiting from our social connections, a more open awareness, and harmonious communication. It doesn’t mean that it will all just fall into our laps though! We still need a bit of effort to make all of this happen. The Moon goes Void of Course on Saturday afternoon
for a brief stint, then moves into the more upbeat sign of Sagittarius. Our focus turns from inner soul searching to exploring the world around us now. This lunar mood is very adventurous, active and restless for exploration. We want to experience life first hand. we want to get outdoors, see the sights, connect with nature, go places we haven’t been before. Tap into this fun energy this weekend and do some exploring, whether it’s in a new town or in your own neighborhood.

SUNDAY

Today is the day Mercury begins its forward motion once more. For up to a week before and after today, you may experience mental intensity, confusion, and miscommunication or changes in your outlook. Mercury has spent its retrograde cycle in Leo, so was focused on reorientation around Leo themes, such as creativity, heart-centered self-expression, how we influence others through communication and letting love radiate from within. However, this energy can manifest as being demanding of attention and/or respect, being egotistical and dramatic. So we need to look at these areas that may have undergone changes and shifts. With Mercury beginning its forward motion once more, we can start to implement those new plans, tweaks, and ideas. Things will start out a bit slowly, but ramp up as we move into the next 2 weeks. We also have a trine between Jupiter and Neptune today, which surrounds us with a supportive and sympathetic atmosphere. Under this transit, we can gain a much broader understanding of who we are. This is a time for expressing our visions artistically or employing our inner senses to make meaningful what is often not logical, freeing us from the constraints of an excessively controlled environment.

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