ASTROLOGY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 15-SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
The New Moon on August 16, 2023 at 2:38 AM PST is in Leo at 23 degrees. This New Moon promises to be an exciting, disruptive and volatile game changer. It poses a crisis on many levels that can be resolved through innovative thought and action.
Individually this lunation promises to disrupt a secure aspect of life that we’ve grown accustomed to. It presents a political and constitutional crisis. The New Moon escalates a condition that’s simmering and about to blow.
This period begins with a rolling series of unpredictability. Human deviance, air traffic control, stock market gyrations, anarchy and rebellion are some areas that get triggered. An earthquake somewhere that’s not expected could topple normal life.
Uranus is rebellion, lightning, electricity, television, information traveling at the speed of light. It ignites uncontrolled electricity in the heart and brain. Uranus is the collective grid going down, the earth shaking, a St Vitus dance, and crazy nervous stress. Most everyone will be out of their body during this period.
The North Node in Aries is ruled by Mars and Mars trines Uranus now. Simply put, this means there is a way out of this maze by taking inspired action. Thinking that is rigid needs to morph into action that is intuitive and effective now. Uranus trine Mars brings innovation in the face of crisis. You can find your way through this time by trusting yourself to transcend the thing you fear.
The way to get around a potential explosion in the next two weeks during this New Moon is to dedicate yourself wholly to an internal or external change that improves your life.
The New Moon square is in fixed signs. This means that a habit of indulgence that’s been relied on and defaulted to must be confronted and more conscious.
If you’ve eaten too much and blown out your body, you’ll feel it. If you’ve haven’t taken care of a relationship, it blows up on its own. If you’ve been ungrateful and inflated, you’ll be let down.
Uranus squaring the Sun and Moon is a surprise event that raises the frequency of all that it touches. It destroys what is not progressive and evolves into a new system.
Maui previewed the earth’s disquiet. The aliens that hang around might make an appearance on the news soon. A media personality might do something rash and impulsive that provokes anger and correction.
Uranus is the runaway train that crashes into anything. It’s a lightning bolt that singes the family homestead. It’s an electrical fire that burns through the protection. Uranus embodies technology turning back on itself. It’s the ouroboros aspect of AI.
Mercury going retrograde on August 23rd doesn’t help. Health and work go backwards as does news and media.
If you want to declutter and organize the period from August 23-September 15 is prime for this. Cleansing, diets and revising projects is a positive way to cope with the upheaval.
Venus retrograde in Leo with the New Moon helps revisit the times you could have loved more with an insight on how to change.
This is a wild and unruly period of maybe liberating, definitely revolutionary expression. Some cabal of political radicals could do something that dents democracy on both sides.
Be prepared for interrupted sleep.
Your theme during this time is to free yourself from what tethers you. You could breakthrough an addiction, a dependency, and change your life with a get out of jail free card.
Or you could sit still and watch lightning strike.
Be the lightning rod that grounds the action. Do not be surprised if pigs fly. Do not disbelieve if fortune smiles on you. It will be up and down, down and up. Cosmic oscillation, baby.
Stay with yourself and yours. Get some candles and water and be ready for something unprecedented, maybe a brown out.
Meditate on impermanence.
It’s a fire sale that’s on fire.
INDIVIDUAL SUN AND RISING SIGNS
ARIES is off to the races. You’re a wild horse these days with the potential of finding a new rhythm. Your ruler, Mars is trine Uranus. Stay close to inspired and intuitive action and you get closer to where you want to go. There is support for you from unexpected places that come out of the blue.
The New Moon brings an unpredictable project that makes money through creativity or performance. Your child or lover is unsure of their self-worth. They are questioning how you function so well under pressure. Be a wise sage and speak the few words that are meaningful. No apology. Act with confidence.
TAURUS has Uranus in your sign trine Mars. Personal charisma and overall chemistry is turned on high. New innovation around work and projects is inspired by dreams and time spent alone. Venus retrograde sees you go back over your love life and connect with wanting to work it out. The home or a stagnant family situation needs a do- over or to be done with.
The New Moon brings an unexpected event with a family member. Overthinking brings an episode that triggers an emotional breaking point. Siblings strategize to get what they want out of you. Be calm in the midst of a family minefield. They talk behind your back grinning in your face. Smile back.
GEMINI is thinking about seven years ago, trying to make a square peg fit a round hole. Don’t force things to happen. Your mind is overrun by feeling insulted and ignored. Bite your tongue as Mercury is in its’ shadow. You could stir some trouble but what would that accomplish? Your secret life is full of upheaval and you want change to just happen.
The New Moon threatens to erupt with an unexpected event that makes you question some key factor in your life. Financial fortune now is based on fate not logic. Your mind plays tricks about your purpose and the future. If you cannot hold onto something in your mind does that mean it doesn’t exist?
CANCER has the dregs of Pluto finalizing a lesson of fourteen years about partnership. You’ve been to hell and back and you’re getting the lesson full force. First, you’re crying then you’re laughing. What’s been eviscerated rises again from the ashes. Love can be different. It’s about power under love, not above it.
The New Moon brings a sense of self -worth not based on what you do for others. Money and ownership are involved. An important friend or colleague steps in and offers solace. What goes out of your life comes back stronger. Arrange to find a secure center in the midst of so much shaking. Sit quietly during the New Moon.
LEO has too much attention to handle. The memory of the past and nostalgia for how it was clashes with your dreams of the future. Uranus squares you yet Mars is next door. Organize your life around what you do best. Play the variation by ear and improvise.
The New Moon brings an unexpected ending with a client or Other. Your reputation is touched by notoriety. Everyone is watching. A partner pulls out or wants back in. The mystery of love is rekindled when a past lover shows up on the doorstep. They’re unrecognizable. Yet you recognize something of yourself. Be at peace with your decision. The Superior Man holds himself apart from others, not with disdain but disinterest.
VIRGO has Mars in your sign. You’re busy and busier even though you’ve said you’re taking time for yourself. Mars trines Uranus putting you in the catbird seat of innovation. You can find your way out of whatever quagmire you’re stuck in by original thinking. Virgo is opposed by Saturn; authorities, the law and banking line up opposite you. Respect them and their rules but free yourself within.
The New Moon brings something karmic out of left field. A surprise or secret is outed. Travel and foreign markets are your ace. You can make money and free yourself from worry when you relax and improvise. The entrepreneur in you is still kicking, alive and well. Take it to another level and start your own thing. Decide what to keep and what to let go of.
LIBRA wants to hide out. Avoiding confrontation, you want to live your life the way you want to. Jimi Hendrix is your Charon. Crossing the dead waters, nothing is flowing or going right or wrong. Venus retrograde makes past opportunities sing to you about love. Why do you feel so tired?
The New Moon brings a crisis that has undercurrents of power, money or sexuality. Approach it differently this time. Debt and money are upside down and unpredictable. Questioning yourself too harshly makes for tighter controls. Let your hair down and enjoy the last sweet days of summer. Your innate beauty is the rock of ages.
SCORPIO has Uranus still opposing you. All the old patterns are being blown apart. The home/ family draws closer. Can you trust your feelings and be safe? The issue of power and control moves on with your need for security. Saturn brings stability with health and children. Your plan for expansion slows down and it’s actually better timing.
The New Moon conflicts with your identity in the world. Your crisis is one of opportunity as the Other/client/partner deals with unpredictability. Use your authority to guide you into a stronger position with them. You know what you want to do. Be patient and do it. Stop the overthinking and unwind any fear about making a mistake.
SAGITTARIUS feels like you’re losing ground. The wasteland that you’ve experienced in a relationship is about to come flooding back to life. You are at the controls even when you feel out of control. Inspiration and self- worth do cartwheels when your mind is freed from too much formality and structure.
The New Moon predicts some travel or foreign action on the horizon. The opportunity you’ve been looking for shows up in a dream. The crisis involves the day by day living of life. It’s in the mundane that guidance comes. Yet you want to power through the day and get it over. It’s in the small things that the pattern changes. Routine is your friend. Pay attention and chop wood, carry water.
CAPRICORN is having a time with yourself. The money security thing is your default from an anxiety about separation. Focus on what truly concerns you. You’ve uncovered something you’ve been ignoring and cannot keep looking away. It’s not the same anymore no matter how you try to unring the bell.
The New Moon amplifies forgotten memories. You hesitate to dig down deeper into your inner child. Memory features past dead ends. Making security a rigid goal drains the energy from the heavens to help. Stop looking around corners for what will get you. The Other is obsessed and impatient. Let them show you who they are by being able to love you more.
AQUARIUS experiences the first round of Pluto and doesn’t like it. Look at the power you give away by being ambivalent. The cool calm of your sign is matched by the passion of the mind. Remember, circular thinking is a trap. Rise above endings and grieve in the moment. And then detach.
The New Moon brings a crisis with a partner. The challenge is the home or family base. Find a new way out of an old problem. Use innovative thinking to let them participate in the resolution. You don’t need to control the whole experience. You can sit in the middle and let the other come up with how to help.
PISCES feels like there’s no options left. You feel backed into a corner by a force that you hadn’t seen. You assumed you had it all under control, but the rug got pulled and you were left hanging. The most obvious explanation is hard to accept yet it’s probably right. Just let things be as they are.
The New Moon presents a new format for love and romance that is helped by straight talk. Look at your urge to strategize and limit the maneuvering. A difficult feeling unlocks your heart when you open to it. The major opportunity is to share your vulnerable self by not trading your gift as currency. Open your heart to yourself and feel peace in love.