Artwork by Jasper Goodall
Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith
The week begins with the Moon in Libra until it enters Scorpio on Tuesday signalling the First Quarter Moon. The Moon enters Sagittarius on Thursday, and remains on the archer’s territory until early Sunday morning when it enters Capricorn. The First Quarter Moon is a time of action and momentum when we are challenged to implement what was seeded at the New Moon and push forward.
Passion burns hot this week as we move deeper into Leo season and straight into the heart of summer. The Sun in the second decan of Leo is bright indeed and Venus blinded by the rays inches closer and closer to the royal throne. By August 14, Venus will disappear completely into the Sun purifying herself in a baptism of light, rebirthing as an evening ”star”. The Sun and Venus in Leo will set the mood this week with loud and colourful roars and regal displays. Pride and affection for what we have created, what we have become, what we value and love is sure to be a theme. We might be moved to expose the content of our heart’s joys for all to see while other folks might dowse themselves in just-a-little-bit too much perfume.
The Sun in Leo is moving towards a trine with Jupiter in Sagittarius (exact on Wednesday) and this should give us the ability to say YES more. This easy going and joyful sky is giving us plenty of reasons to celebrate life and make the difficult things a little bit easier to bare. Jupiter stations direct on August 11 after moving retrograde since April 10, 2019. On the same day, Mercury enters Leo and Uranus stations retrograde in Taurus creating a lot of momentum which culminates on Sunday. The Moon entering Sagittarius on Thursday (Jupiter’s day) gives the signal to launch the fireworks, release the helium balloons, cut the red ribbon, and trust that it will all work out. There is a hopeful quality that permeates the week and it is an excellent time to gain perspective on what remains to be accomplished while elevating your standards. Fill your engine to the brim with the potentiality latent in your dreams and aim higher. This is a time of joy, faith and courage; send your prayers and show gratitude accordingly.
THE SALES PITCH
Mercury re-enters the Lion’s den on Sunday at 15:45 EDT after having turned retrograde here in Leo before moving back into the sign of Cancer for most of July. If there is still a faint tinged of longing permeating our minds this week, it will definitely subside by Sunday. The radio stations which until now played a series of nostalgic and sappy songs will now be showcasing ”The Greatest Hits of all Time”. Mercury can be persuasive in the sign of Leo especially when supported by Jupiter. If you have to sell your salad ( convince someone), now and in the next few weeks is a good time to do so. You can expect however that everyone at the market will also have the best salad to sell; you could find yourself shouting in order to be heard.
The Fixed season of Leo is a time of conviction and this year Jupiter in Sagittarius is boosting the signal. Depending on natal disposition some folks might be totally blinded by their beliefs, their pride, and their ideas. Moderate the enthusiasm with healthy dose of reflection before launching headfirst into a debate or a venture. Measured risk and optimism will be rewarded while hubris and arrogance could alienate others but overall, it’s an excellent week.
The Moon is in Gemini to begin the week and the ruler of Gemini: ☿Mercury☿, enters Taurus later today and will conjunct Uranus in Taurus by Wednesday.⚡️
☿-Mercury influences communication (written-spoken), ideas, and the overall translation of the intellect into words. Mercury entering Taurus means that our thoughts will turn towards the more practical side of our lives with an emphasis on the material resources we have at our disposition. Planning, engineering, and accounting are some things that Mercury in Taurus is good at. Mercury will be in Taurus until May 21st.
♅-Uranus is sometime described as the higher octave of Mercury. Uranus amongst other things, is associated with the future and innovation. It’s the stroke of genius, the lighting bolt, the eureka moment.
The Mercury-Uranus conjunction is a big vibe this week. It’s rut-busting, innovative but grounded and practical all at once. This aspect could translate in a million different ways but you can expect a buzzing or febrility in the air like you are on the verge of a big discovery.
Magic, synchronicity and new ideas abound for those who are attuned to it.
Mars in Gemini is still in a tight opposition with Jupiter in Sagittarius and this could translate into energy and mind power, especially while the Moon travels in Gemini Monday and Tuesday. At its worst, this aspect can translate into over-confidence, arrogance or impulsivity.
The Moon enters Cancer Wednesday morning and moves into Leo Friday morning until Sunday afternoon when she enters Virgo.
We also have Venus in Aries squaring Saturn in Capricorn on Tuesday, Venus in Aries trining Jupiter in Sagittarius Thursday afternoon and squaring Pluto in Capricorn late Thursday night. That is a lot of Venus action for the week and Venus in Aries is currently ruling the planets in Taurus.
Money and relational matters could be shifting or needing readjustment. It’s a good time to delineate clear boundaries and manage your time. Venus in Aries favour doing it by yourself as oppose to waiting for someone to come along. The mood is sort of ruthless in that regard. Focus on your advancement and don’t waste too much of your time on dodgy, slippery scenarios or people as patience could be lacking.
It’s an excellent week to continue investing your time and energy in advancing yourself, your projects and whatever else you are working on since a lot of progress can be made. Don’t shy away from the hard work. It’s an overall creative and productive time.
Most people know their Sun sign mainly because of popular horoscopes and pop astrology. Fortunately, there is a lot more to astrology than a Sun sign and there are important distinctions to make when you begin to learn more about astrology.
The 3 ”pillars” of a natal chart are the Sun, the Moon and the Rising sign. Your Sun sign might not be the same as your Moon sign or your Rising sign.
If you want to find out more about your birth chart, you can contact me right here or you can head over to astro.com and generate your birth chart for free!
SAGITTARIUS SUN ⊙♐︎
Sagittarius Sun are the embodiment of their high principles; what you see is what you get. They are simultaneously knowledgeable and candid about what they know. You can learn a lot simply by observing their frank and straight forward attitude towards life. They usually have a long list of accomplishments under their belts but you won’t hear them brag as much as their Sagittarius Rising counterparts. These Centaurs are doers and will not tolerate idleness and stagnation for very long. They thrive when learning and they are comfortable when challenged by new experiences. Sun in Sagittarius folks are usually frank but never ill-intentioned in their honesty. They are truth seekers and are interested in the ultimate truth. They succeed where most people have failed thanks to their ability to keep moving. Their essence is composed of a mixture of mastery, optimism and faith.
The Image: A Seeker
MOON IN SAGITTARIUS ☽♐︎
Moon in Sagittarius people are a breed apart. They have a strong need to feel like they have the freedom to come and go as they please although, this might not be totally conscious. These Sagittarians require a lot of space to feel good. If they do not acknowledge their inner wild horses, they could wake up one day overly committed and feeling trapped like a caged animal. It is not so much a fear of commitment, but simply a need to feel the wind on their face and the sense of possibility that come when gazing at the horizon. For the Moon in Sagittarius folks, open spaces are a physiological need. They usually are hopeful and trusting and believe in the goodness of the world. They live to see all their wildest visions realized and fuel their engine on what tomorrow can bring.
The Image: A camp fire under shooting stars
SAGITTARIUS RISING Asc ♐︎
If you know your astrology, then you know that the rising sign is often linked to the physical appearance. Sagittarius Rising have a very high cool factor that comes from a combination of laid back demeanour and general chill vibes. Red-cheeked and sharp-eyed, they usually have a powerful voice and a frank attitude. Their inherent sense of adventure and their candid demeanour gets them places but could also be bothersome to the more conservative types. However, these Centaurs are way to busy chasing down their next ”big idea” to be bothered by what the neighbours might think. Sagittarius rising will say YES easily and that is the secret to many of the blessings bestowed upon them. They have been places in body and mind that many people can’t even imagine. They are imbued with wisdom that comes from experience and are able to convince any die-hard skeptic of their truth.
The Image: A Charismatic Rocker