Week Ahead – Monday, August 27th through Sunday, September 2nd

  • Posted on August 26, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! Here we are in our last week of August. The weather is starting to shift into Autumn temperatures and the days are getting shorter once again. Today we have a Pisces Full Moon, and the water and earth elements are strong right now. So we get this sense of emotional support and stability. As we move into September, it looks like it will be an easier month with all of the eclipses past us and Mars ending its retrograde cycle that it started back in June. Let’s take a look at what these last few days of August have in store for us.


Monday is the day Mars turns direct. Mars has been in retrograde since June of this year, but now starts it’s forward movement. Mars, the planet of action, is all about moving forward, and for the next couple of weeks, we will start to feel an increase in intense focus and motivation to pursue our goals. So, if you’ve been feeling a bit stuck when trying to make headway in work, love, or life, in general, the past few months, things are about to get better.


The Moon will go Void of Course in the early afternoon before shifting into Aries in the early evening. 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. Some may show a readiness and fearlessness to act in an extreme situation. Even the sweetest tempered person can become a bit mean under this moon. However, it becomes easier to shake old problem and the weight of tiresome responsibility. As we enter this phase of emotional directness and impulsiveness, one marked by forceful and powerful feelings, we tend to gravitate towards emotional beginnings, a fresh start, perhaps the establishment of new habit patterns – so make sure they’re good ones, because they’ll set the tone for you for quite some time to come! 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 Mercury and Jupiter, a transit that can bring an information overload. There is a tendency to over explain or give out too much info that comes across as nervous rambling with this energy. Or we may come across as being too pushy in trying to over explain ourselves. So just say what needs to be said and leave it. This can be a good opportunity to learn something about how we jump to conclusions or place blame, especially if a situation triggers something that challenges our beliefs.


Wednesday and Thursday are quiet ones for us. By Friday the energy becomes good for spending time with those we love. The Moon goes Void of Course in the wee hours of Friday morning before moving into Taurus a couple of hours after. When the Moon moves into Taurus, we feel the tension of the past few days start to drop away. People tend to become calmer and peaceful. 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.


The weekend and September starts off quiet. We have that Taurus Moon in play though, so its a good time for tending to those practical matters. Taurus energy is slow moving so savouring everything we experience comes more naturally under this sign. It’s an excellent time to be in the studio or with your musical instrument. You can earth your dreams in real ways.

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