Sunday, August 18. Most of the day, the Moon is in Capricorn, so we don’t quite enter expansive Aquarius energy until tomorrow. Today, we are more conservative. The Moon opposes Mars. What provokes your strongly protective feelings? Our hearts are telling us what really matters. This feeling may be so strong that survival instincts are triggered. Another choice: use the Capricorn energy to affirm your expectations and then use the Mars in Cancer energy to act with all your heart to create a supportive environment where those expectations can flourish.
Monday, August 19. We teeter between feeling expansive hope about change and being burdened by the realization of how much work it will take to manifest. Egos might get bruised today too as the Aquarius energy pushes back on any sense we have that we are special. How do these obstacles invite you into believing you are more, not less? What dream will you serve? You might want to pay attention to the messages from your actual dreams tonight. Neptune and Venus are asking us to step beyond the bounds of reality into longing.
August 20—Full Moon: Illuminating. The Full Moon in Aquarius illuminates our Leo intentions. We may be experiencing a bit of the “push back” that both of these signs give to each other. If you are sensitive to feeling other people’s energy fields, you might even think about what it feels like when your aura rubs up against another’s. Is there a little friction? Do you recoil or get annoyed? It takes generous space to make room for everyone else’s energy. Give yourself that space today in order to appreciate how necessary every single one of us is to the whole. The sweet spot of ego balance can feel a lot like the sweet spot of community—not too close so we feel smothered and not too far apart so we lose connection. From that sweet spot, begin to integrate other qualities present at this Full Moon. There are many.
Wednesday, August 21. Surrender to the flow. Yesterday’s Full Moon may have felt like a peak experience and most likely was mentally stimulating. Now it is time to exhale and
Thursday, August 22. In the intro to this week’s forecast, I pointed out how important the opposing signs are to understanding an integrated whole. The Sun enters Virgo today while the Moon is in the late degrees of Pisces. Next month, we will experience these two opposing signs at the Full Moon. Today is a peek at that illumination to come. We’ve been awash in Pisces Moon energy. Sensitive souls will notice their own edges are little less distinct. The urge to merge is huge. Virgo, as an earth sign, asks us to put our empathy into meaningful service. It’s quite refreshing, actually, to know we have limitations on just how much we can do to save the world. Enjoy the balance between feeling and doing.
Friday, August 23. First of all, let’s enjoy paying more attention to the details today. Mercury moves into Virgo, a sign it rules, and helps us to focus on our next steps. It is important to breathe through any stress we are under as the Moon in Aries is triggering the t-square aspect pattern present at the Full Moon (Jupiter opposing Pluto and squaring Uranus). Our attention shifts away from intuition into action and reactions. Not everything is going to go our way today. We might act hastily or witness others being impulsive. Those are the stressors, but Mercury can act as an ally. We are able to break down the process of a big job into smaller more manageable parts. Don’t sacrifice the means for the end. How we get where we are going is as important as where we want to go.
August 24—Disseminating Moon: Sharing. This phase of the Moon reminds me of the season of harvest—what have we brought in from the garden? What do we have to share? Remember, the crop for this cycle is about living wholeheartedly in the light we have to share. Have you risked being bigger than you thought you should be? Have you learned from the “push back” coming from community about your ego demands? The light and shadows of our experiences are all useful additions to growing wisdom. These lessons invite balance. Notice your state of balance today. Venus in Libra created a Grand Cardinal Cross aspect pattern yesterday that is present today too. The planets involved are Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto and Venus. Injustice feels like a huge imbalance. And we are much more apt to do something about it with the Moon in Aries egging us on. What does equanimity mean to you?