ASTROLOGY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 1-15, 2023
The Full Moon on August 1 at nine degrees of Aquarius brings an explosion of energy. You feel the emotional extremes of being detached and removed or intense and overwhelmed.
The astrology of the Full Moon polarizes personal love and your community. The Full Moon focuses on what you want as opposed to what is good for others.
Most feel compelled to save themselves and then help the planet. It’s all a mess anyway, you might think. Climate, water, government, the courts are stuck in a crisis that is unsolvable. What do I need to do for myself and my family to survive and be safe, and then I can think about the others.
This period points out in a radically precise manner that we’re all in this mess together. There will be another event soon that will be a little too messy.
With Venus retrograde in Leo, focusing on personal love is key to balance with friendship.
The Full Moon in Aquarius reminds you that you don’t live in a vacuum. Connect with others.
Our current culture portrays heroes as cartoon people that are big and strong and very bully. They take what they want with no apology and no concern about others. The North Node in Aries over the next 18 months glorifies people who are aggressive and live to get what they want. With the South Node in Libra, civility is a thing of the past.
This sentiment is becoming more ingrained in politics and daily interaction.
The Full Moon is close to where Venus turns direct on September 4. This means from August 1-6 you get a download of how love in your life could be.
Mercury is opposing Saturn during the Full Moon. Bad news and ruminating is repetitive. Building repairs, bad-timing and hearing problems manifest now.
It’s not the time to gamble on a sure thing.
Mercury is at a point of contention between August 1-5. This period will bring conflict and misunderstandings after Mercury goes retrograde on August 23. Be mindful with decisions and how you say things.
Your sense of love and pleasure could go overboard with eating, drinking, spending, sexting. Be moderately hedonistic. Enjoy what you have and be grateful for life on the planet.
Uranus in Taurus brings weather and earth extremes. Somewhere on the planet there is way too much and not enough water. The effects of this will become a huge problem within a year.
The Nodes continue to square Pluto through August 6. If you feel disconnected and unrelated to the world, focus on improving your work and health. Mars in Virgo helps energize your mood through diet and exercise. Utilize a system to help purify your mental and physical health. In a time of so much overdoing it’s challenging to balance.
The astrology of the time says in order to be in love with another you need to know yourself. Work on how and what you share with others. Mutuality with love, family, and friendship is golden. The heart is ruled by Leo. Be big of heart even when others’ motives are hiding in plain sight.
We are learning about love on many levels now. Romance, family, friendship and humanity. It all comes back to you. You are the center of the wheel and the wheel keeps on turning.
INDIVIDUAL SUN AND RISING SIGNS
ARIES has time for the kids and projects. Your passion is on fire with a new interest. Travel is delayed or shortened due to unpredictable interference. Your work life is about perfecting what you’ve started by accident.
The Full Moon brings a new scenario with an ideal or a group. Started on a whim, a project you’ve become engaged with turns out to be a sleeper. Give it time to mature. Money is a variable especially during these stressed times.
TAURUS has anxiety about a home or family situation. Change is inevitable yet the unpredictable part makes you dizzy and overheated. Focusing on your foundation moves you towards more balance.
If you’re angry and have had enough, cool the jets. The secret rage you’re tending only hurts you. Let detachment be your strategy. You release tension when you let go of controlling the action. Swim in a lake or surf and be part of the cosmic ocean. Relearn the concept of flow.
GEMINI has the Full Moon in your ninth house. Travel dissolves tension and helps you face the music that’s been so unpleasant. Your new attitude is less compressed and more open. Mercury is consciousness. Let the awareness be optimistic. Give siblings room to do what’s right.
Mars squares Gemini this month. Work out but don’t burn out. Perfectionism demands too much and short circuits the good feelings. What goes down comes back up. Identifying with something is different that identifying it. Free yourself from identifying with the problem and you will prosper.
CANCER is betwixt and between the identities of the past. First you’re a breath mint, then a candy mint. Stay on solid ground with what you know. The need to signify wealth and sexual power confuses your experience. Let the ghosts of the past find another home.
The Full Moon triggers an episode with self -worth. If you feel loved you can be free. You don’t need to maneuver another’s commitment. The emotional roller coaster you’ve been on is relentless. Let your guidance come through direct experience.
LEO the astro focus is on Leo. Concerned with self and where you’re going, Venus retrograde brings past loves into the life for a new interpretation. You cannot rest until you know if they still love you. Dreams and poetry invade your sleep. “They” are everywhere.
The Full Moon brings doubt to what you thought happened with a partner or parent. Emotionally you’re a secret to yourself about what you truly need. You want the beloved to stimulate you and be exciting. What you really need is loyalty. The unpredictable feelings that keep returning make you anxious to hold your grandma’s hand. Looking for a rock in this world stabilizes all the drama. You feel so alone.
VIRGO has the energy to move a mountain. That mountain hovers near you. Fighting gets you nowhere. Exercise satisfies that inner tension that makes you feel like you’ll explode. Put all this energy to good use to come up with a new plan about work.
The Full Moon between your twelfth and sixth house makes you back into self- restraint because you’re not in the strongest position. Strategize your moves. So tired of the same aches and pains. Relationship is a job that takes time and patience. You feel you have neither. Be happy you are intact.
LIBRA has a hard time sleeping. You’re all pent up inside and can’t let go. Address the hidden anger and you’ll relax. Venus retrograde brings an old friend or colleague back for another look. Do you want to partner with them in a new offering?
The Full Moon sees a friend become a love or a love become a friend. Children prosper and grow past expectations. Venus brings the good times back with your group. Money is changeable and won’t settle down till the New Year. Be discreet with expenses.
SCORPIO is distressed by awakening to a difficult realization. The way you thought things would go is not going. Time and energy are needed to achieve your goal. Go with the flow and don’t fight the conditions that are holding on.
Venus retrograde in the career sector brings people’s opinions forefront. Your partner or client returns to correct what went off course before. Let the expansive view that they offer decide for you. Help comes with colleagues and advisers that you trust.
SAGITTAIRIUS wants to travel and meet unusual people. Don’t control the agenda. Short trips help understand how you’re changing gears. Mars squares your sign and you give up fighting for what’s not working in late August. The angst of not knowing drives you a little crazy.
The Full Moon polarizes knowledge and wisdom. Your dreams lead you in the right direction when you listen. Jupiter brings more of an appetite for pleasure and rich food. Patience with those that move slower brings insight and affection. A childhood fear of being abandoned is triggered by surprise.
CAPRICORN is between one dimension and another. The old way is going and you cannot hold onto it. Lack of love, money or safety is over and done. Tears of pain and joy intermix with the experiences of the last fourteen years. Pluto nukes all the old ways and initiates a new world.
The Full Moon brings the dread of a passion play where you’re all the characters. Money and sex are the currency. If you cannot be with a partner be with yourself in a new way. Stop punishing another for any shortfall. Be strong with the part that wants to fold up the tent and move on.
AQUARIUS is tired of the intense array of feelings. Grief for what was not lived can be remedied by living. Throw yourself into a project that you want to do. Mars makes you hesitate as a result of past experiences. You don’t trust passion can prevail for anything and anyone.
The Full Moon brings to a head the events of the last six months. Something ended and went away. You emotionally fear getting too attached and then having to let go. Time is relative to your consciousness. Let the old self morph into a younger version that has the energy to try again.
PISCES is angry and fed up with a money, sex or self- worth thing. Your repressed rage needs to come out or it will burn. Use the energy to redirect your goals towards actualizing rather than guiltily lamenting. Venus retrograde makes children and love come back sweeter. Projects you turned down can be approached with confidence. Saturn slows down your ambition when you feel more.
The Full Moon in your twelfth house sheds light on secrets that are memorialized. You think time mellows the feelings. Process helps regain self -respect and energizes creative work. You’re
kinder with the ones you love. It will come back to you.