The Astrology Forecast for the Week of October 10, 2022 – October 16, 2022

The astrology forecast for the week of October 10, 2022 through October 16, 2022 features three major planetary aspects (Mars square Neptune, Mercury opposes Jupiter, and Venus trines Saturn) and Mercury moves out of Virgo and back into Libra.

So, without further ado, let’s dive right in.

Cosmic Overview

The aspect of the week is Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces. Mars is the action planet; he goes out and gets us what we want and desire. When Mars tangles with Mars we often feel like our energy sources have been sapped or depleted. Now, this can be extremely frustrating if we have to do something or need to use energy to accomplish our goals. If you can, it’s best to involve yourself in spiritual matters or charitable activities, but if you can’t back away from the grind (Mars square Neptune happens on October 12th), you may need to manage your patience.

Also, be careful with shady people, because they will be lurking heavily while this aspect is active.  Avoid them at all costs!

Daily Breakdown

Monday, October 10, 2022

Mercury moves out of Virgo and back into Libra.  Keep in mind that Mercury went retrograde in Libra on September 9th, so for many, it’s going to feel like back to the future. Mercury in Virgo is about collecting data to make a decision; whereas Mercury in Libra is about going out and getting the opinions of others so that we can make sound choices.  Often, we get our greatest inspiration when we have balanced exchanges with others. Mercury remains in Libra until October 29th.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Moon moves through earthy Taurus. If you need to resolve financial issues, this is a perfect day to do what you can to bring them to resolution.  It’s also an excellent day to do things that you enjoy. Life is for the living, and Taurus is all about enjoying the simplicities of life.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Besides Mars forming a difficult square to Neptune, Mercury opposes Jupiter. The problem with these two aspects is that they can lead to over inflated thoughts, that may not be realistic. In fact, they may be complete illusions. Otherwise, with the low energy inherent in Mars square Neptune, it’s a great day to look at your long-range goals and make modifications if necessary.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Moon moves into Gemini during the early morning hours, and it forms beneficial aspects to Jupiter and Mercury. After a difficult Wednesday, it’s time to let your hair down and have some fun. The Moon in Gemini is great for socializing and connected with others. Sharing your thoughts and opinions with others will be important to you and feed your soul.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Venus in Libra trines Saturn in Aquarius. It’s an auspicious time to do what you can to make your relationships more stable. If you’ve been going through problems, it’s a great time to discuss them because you are more malleable to find a solution. Venus trine Saturn is also good for managing your finances and getting your fiscal situation in order.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Throughout the morning hours the Moon will be void of course in Gemini. Avoid making firm decisions and starting something new until early afternoon when the Moon moves into Cancer. The rest of the day is good for domestic related activities and connecting with loved ones.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

The Moon continues its monthly trip through Cancer. During the morning hours, the Moon squares Mercury, so minor communication snafus may be annoying.  However, despite an increased emotional sensitivity to those around you, it should be an overall decent day.

See you next week!

The Astrology Forecast for the Week of October 3, 2022 – October 9, 2022

The astrology forecast for the week of October 3, 2022 through October 9, 2022 features Mercury forming a lovely trine to Pluto, Pluto turning direct in Capricorn, and a Full Moon in Aries.

The good news is that the cosmos slows down for the first week of October.  But make sure you get plenty of rest, because the rest of the month is ferocious.  Get prepared!

Cosmic Overview

I recently received a call from a friend.  She is relatively astrologically knowledgeable, but she told me during the call that the energy was wonky because all these planets are retrograde (at the time – Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto were retrograde). She blamed the planets for why situations were not working well in her life. 

Another friend, who is more metaphysically inclined, told me that the world was in a disturbed state because all these planets are retrograde.  I must admit, I rolled my eyes at this one.  The world has been in a disturbed state since, well, since forever. 

The main issue is that often we blame the planets (or other people) for our problems, rather than take responsibility for the choices we make in our lives. 

Even today, I had a client question me if things will improve in her life when Pluto turns direct on October 8th. 

So, I thought I would explain a few things in this weekly update.

Let me begin with Pluto.  Pluto takes approximately 250 years to go around the Sun. He’s a slow mover, and even though his orbit is elliptical, meaning he spends more time in some signs than others, he still crawls through the zodiac. 

Pluto went retrograde on April 29th and turns direct on October 8th.  That is a little over 5 months that he spends retrograde, and if you include the ever-popular planetary shadow obsessions, he is pretty much in retrograde watch for the entire year. That’s right – he went into shadow in early January of 2022 and will go out of shadow in January of 2023, only to return to being in shadow a few days later. 

I will be perfectly honest.  I do not pay attention to the outer planets when they retrograde, because what’s the point?  Pluto is still Pluto, and he reflects collective issues, not personal ones.  He represents our urge towards survival and the elimination, destruction, amputation, and eventual rebuilding of the sign he is moving through.  In Capricorn, Pluto is concerned with the destruction and elimination of corrupt leaders, which has steadily been going on since Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008. 

Now, I pay attention to when Pluto stations in aspect to an inner planet (The Sun, The Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars), because it seems to trigger the transformation of the planet, he aspects. By stationing, I mean on the same degree as the other planet, and I only use hard aspects (conjunction, square opposition).

So, what retrograde planets do I pay attention to?

Simply put, Mercury, Venus, and Mars.  They are personal planets that reflect issues we deal with daily.  Mercury is how we understand life and communicate that understanding to others. Venus is our urge for relationships, and Mars is our ability to go out into the world and get what we desire. However, I will also say that I do not believe these planets DO anything to us.  When these three planets are retrograde, they reflect periods where we should review the areas of life ruled by those planets.  We all need times of reflection to ensure that we are on the right path, and these planets give us the ability to course correct if necessary.

In closing, don’t fear retrogrades and don’t blame them for situations that occur in your life. Instead, use them for what they are — times when we should pay close attention to the themes of the planets.

Daily Breakdown

Monday, October 3, 2022

The Moon moves through Capricorn. Normally, it would be a day to take care of your duties and responsibilities.  However, the Moon trines Uranus, and you should shake up your routine and try different things.  On Monday evening, the Moon trines Mercury. If you need to have a serious conversation with someone, this is an auspicious time to do so.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The Moon enters Aquarius shortly after dawn and makes lovely aspects to Jupiter and Venus.  It’s an excellent day to broaden your social circle and connect with your network. In business matters, financial opportunities that may seem risky might prove lucrative.  Just do your research before acting.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The Moon continues to move through Aquarius and squares Uranus and conjoins Saturn.  Sudden changes or unexpected situations may rattle your cage.  You may go through moments of insecurity or self-doubt.  Push away negative thoughts when they surface. The good news is that this evening, the Moon trines Mars, and your energy levels should return to normal.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Mercury in Virgo trines Pluto. It’s an excellent day to look at your life and discover exactly what makes you tick. Understanding your motivations may help you succeed, because you’ve done the necessary inner work. You will be concerned with the deeper elements of your life.  You can use this energy as a catalyst for change.

Friday, October 7, 2022

The Moon moves through Pisces, sextiles Uranus and squares Mars. Unexpected situations may bring a bit of excitement into your life. You may feel energized, alive, and fascinated by new opportunities. Friday evening, be on guard, as the Moon tangles with Mars. You may find yourself at odds with someone and easily triggered.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

The Moon moves out of Pisces and into Aries, and it quickly applies to a conjunction with lucky Jupiter. Your energy levels will increase throughout the day, and your mood should be positive and optimistic. If you need to get things done, today is the day to do it.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

The Full Moon in Aries occurs at 4:55 PM EDT/1:55 PM PDT.  The Full Moon in Aries is a two-week cycle of letting go of personal attributes that we may not like about ourselves or are no longer effective.  Are there any individual behaviors that you would like to let go of?  Oh, and news flash – we all have them! Since Mars is in Gemini, you can also look at how you communicate with others, and whether your communication style hinders your interpersonal relationships. This work is not easy, but the fruits of your internal work will pay off in the end.

Astrology Forecast for the Week of September 19, 2022 – September 25, 2022

The astrology forecast for the week of September 19, 2022 through September 25, 2022 features three major planetary aspects (Venus trine Uranus, Sun conjunct Mercury Rx, and Venus oppose Neptune), the Sun and Mercury Rx change signs, and we have a New Moon in Libra.

Cosmic Overview

This week Mercury retrogrades back into the sign of Virgo, and this gives me the opportunity to describe what this means.  When a planet moves back into another sign, it means there is unfinished business in the sign it returns to. Currently, Mercury is in Libra.  Mercury in Libra understands life by weighing the opinions and ideas of others to make well-rounded choices. On Friday, Mercury moves out of the sign of the sales and moves back into the sign of Virgo.  Mercury in Virgo is about understanding life through facts and paying attention to details. So, Mercury will do us a solid this week by letting us review the facts and details again, so we can make better informed decisions once he turns direct. 

Of course, while Mercury remains retrograde (until October 2nd), we still need to pay attention to the way we communicate, try to be as clear and concise as possible when conveying information, and expect plans to go awry.

Daily Breakdown

Monday, September 19, 2022

The Moon moves through domestic Cancer throughout the day and forms beneficial aspects to Venus and Uranus. It’s an excellent day to beautify your environment. You could do some fall/spring redecorating and spice up your living space. Also, you may want to connect with relatives you haven’t recently communicated with. Let those you love know that you care about them.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Venus trines Uranus in Taurus. Venus trine Uranus is about making changes to your daily routine, so that you feel more stimulated and alive. If your relationships have been a bit stale recently, adding new elements or finding new forms of entertainment could reignite the magic between the two of you again. Additionally, unexpected financial news may brighten your day.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The Moon moves through optimistic Leo and aspects Jupiter and Mars. Your mood should be positive, and it’s a great day to look at your long-term goals and act if necessary.  If you’ve felt blocked or stymied recently, you may feel your breakthrough is on your horizon.  Onward and upward!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Sun moves out of Virgo and into Libra.  Relationships will take center stage over the next month, and it’s an auspicious time to take an honest inventory of yours.  Also, while the Sun is in the sign of the scales, your decisions matter.  Choose wisely.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Before Mercury moves back into Virgo, it conjoins the Sun in Libra. Ordinarily, the Sun conjunct Mercury would signify a very social day with lively conversation and the steady flow of ideas.  But since Mercury is retched out, it’s a day to have internal conversations and explore the things that are working in your life and the things that are not.  You may be inspired by new ideas and approaches to life that will make living more meaningful. Furthermore, it’s a great day to revise short-term goals to meet your immediate needs.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Venus opposes Neptune in Pisces. Venus opposing Neptune is a difficult aspect, because it forces us to look at relationships for what they are not what we would like them to be.  If you are idealistic about your relationships, then you could experience some trouble today. This is an aspect that encourages you to accept people for who they are – the good, the bad, and the ugly.  You will notice that the level of serenity in your relationships will be proportional to your expectations. However, be on guard, Venus oppose Neptune is also an aspect of deception. In all interpersonal situations, trust but VERIFY.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

We reach the heart of Libra season on September 25th, with the New Moon in the sign of the scales. Ordinarily, this would be an excellent time to draw a new relationship to you, but Mercury is currently retrograde, and Venus (the ruler of Libra) is in her fall in Virgo. So instead, use this New Moon to create new paradigms within your current relationships, which are not just romantic ones.

If you are currently single, you can list all the attributes you would like out of a mate, and do some cleansing magic to signify your fresh start. If you are in a relationship, you can use the New Moon to reset (such a lovely Mercury Rx word) the energies and create a more fulfilling dynamic that will help improve the relationship’s overall health.  In other relationships, you can modify how you work with the New Moon based on the needs of that relationship.  The key is to formulate new and productive ways to make them healthier.

See you next week!

Astrology Forecast for the Week of September 12, 2022 – September 18, 2022

The astrology forecast for the week of September 12, 2022 through September 18, 2022 features four major aspects – Venus square Mars, the Sun oppose Neptune, Mercury opposes Jupiter, and the Sun trine Pluto.  All these aspects occur during the weekend.

Let’s just dive right in.

Cosmic Overview

The aspect of the week is the Sun opposing Neptune in Pisces. This is an incredibly difficult aspect that often feels icky and self-defeating. In astrology, the Sun reflects our ego, our sense of identity, and our inner destiny.

Now, to work with the Sun oppose Neptune productively requires a lot of humility, introspection, and self-honesty. We need to admit our mistakes, and through our confessions we find redemption. The problem is that our first reaction to inner issues is to project the problem outside ourselves, even to the point where we identify with victim mindsets.

I recently seen a meme on Facebook that said, “I don’t know who needs to hear this, but whatever you are going through, it’s your fault.” I’m sure it amused many people, or they found it offensive, but unfortunately it is mostly true. We rarely like to face our personal responsibilities, and how our choices and decisions ultimately create our experiences. Furthermore, no matter our experiences, they mold who we are as individuals. Some people stay stuck in their experiences and pain, and have difficulties moving beyond them.  Yet, it is by getting in touch with our experiences, our hurts, our pain, and by pressing forward, we find inner meaning and experience growth.

On a more practical level, the Sun oppose Neptune is a time of low energy, confusion, and uncertainty.  You may experience difficulties in your relationships with others, and you will want to avoid doing anything against your will, because that will ultimately lead to resentment. Also, avoid shady people, because they will take advantage of you if they can.

Daily Breakdown

Monday, September 12, 2022

We start the week off with the Moon moving through energetic Aries, and she forms a productive sextile to Saturn in Aquarius. It’s an excellent day to go after what you want, and Saturn’s stabilizing effect will help you on your mission.  Working on projects that require determination and tenacity is also recommended. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

After the energetic burst of the last few days (while the Moon was in Aries), the cosmos slows down as the Moon moves into Taurus. Sometimes we need to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and today is definitely the day to do it.  Your mood should be peaceful and calm, and make sure you enjoy something decadent.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

The Moon continues to move through Taurus. During the early morning hours, the Moon will conjoin disruptive Uranus. You may feel bored with your usual routine, which can make you feel impulsive or anxious.  Try to find new things that will inspire or excite you. This evening, the Moon will square Saturn, which is a killjoy.  Avoid falling into negative mindsets and self-criticism.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Moon spends most of the day void of course in Taurus. Avoid making firm agreements or starting anything new until the Moon moves into Gemini later this afternoon.  This evening is a great time to socialize and connect with your inner circle.

Friday, September 16, 2022

In addition to the Sun opposing Neptune that I discussed in the Cosmic Overview, Venus will square Mars in Gemini. Venus square Mars is a difficult aspect that often leads to disagreements, arguments, and power struggles. In most cases, there are already underlying problems in the relationship waiting for the right time to surface. Unfortunately, that time is now. Attempt to be amicable in your discussions, and try to see the other person’s view. A clash of egos could lead to long-term damage.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The difficult energies from yesterday continue as the Moon moves through Gemini and squares Neptune. The Moon square Neptune can make you feel overwhelmed by your environment, so try to stay as grounded as possible. It’s not the best day to make decisions, because your thoughts and feelings may be distorted.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

We close the week with two planetary aspects – Mercury opposes Jupiter and the Sun trine Pluto. This is a welcomed relief from the energies earlier this weekend, and your mood should be more positive and optimistic. This evening, the Sun will trine Pluto, and this should help you understand your life deeper, and you can then stand in your personal power.

See you next week!

Astrology Forecast for the Week of September 5, 2022 – September 11, 2022

The astrology forecast for the week of September 5, 2022 through September 11, 2022 features one major aspect (The Sun trine Uranus), Venus moves out of Leo and into Virgo, a Full Moon occurs in Pisces, and Mercury turns retrograde in Libra.

The first full week of September starts slowly, but the weekend packs quite a punch. Let’s dive right in.

Cosmic Overview

This week, Mercury turns retrograde in Libra. Libra is the sign associated with relationships (all of them), so you can expect relationship issues, especially ones unresolved, to resurface. Libra is also associated with law and legal issues.  You may need to revise contracts, tend to minor legal issues (like paying traffic tickets), or refile legal documents.  Additionally, look at your personal chart to the house where Libra resides, because matters related to that house will need to be dealt with. 

Here is an overview of the do’s and don’ts I recommend you pay attention to during the retrograde.

Mercury Rx Dirty Dozen! Tips and Tricks to Wrangling the Trickster God

  1. Make sure you go over anything contractual thoroughly.  Make sure all the i’s are dotted and all the t’s are crossed. Then, if you can get away with it, wait until after the retrograde to sign on the dotted line. 
  2. Avoid starting anything new.  New projects tend to have communication problems and mishaps when initiated during this process.
  3. Put a watch on your tongue.  (If it is not worth saying, don’t say it)
  4. Check your vehicles for any potential problems.  Before Mercury goes retrograde, is the best time for a service call.
  5. Avoid buying real estate or renting apartments.  Usually, this means you will move again during a future Mercury Rx.
  6. Using mail delivery services that offer tracking and insurance – especially now, since the Post Office has still not recovered from the pandemic.
  7. Check, recheck, and check again any travel plans you have or appointments on the books.
  8. If you do travel, don’t take anything of importance or value. Only bring items that you do not care if they are lost or stolen.
  9. Expect people from the past to resurface.  However, once they crawl out of whatever cavern they came from, proceed with caution.
  10. Back up all electronic devices.
  11. Avoid buying an automobile. 
  12. Mercury Rx is a great time to scour places (online and offline) for great deals!

Now, on with the forecast!

Daily Breakdown

Monday September 5, 2022

Venus moves out of Leo and into Virgo. So, she trades in her high heels and glamorous jewelry for a Swiffer and a vacuum cleaner, which is not pleasing to Venus, and why she is considered in her fall in the sign of the maiden.  Regardless, it’s time for some relationship maintenance. Venus in Virgo is an excellent time to look at what you want out of relationships, and take steps to get your needs fulfilled, especially since she is in mutual reception with Mercury, who turns retrograde on Friday. This will ultimately make you feel more grounded and secure within your relationships, and help them grow.  Avoid fearful mindsets if you need to put up boundaries. If someone leaves you because they don’t want to acknowledge your needs, then the truth is you don’t need them.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

The Moon moves through productive Capricorn and forms aspects to Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. If you need a hefty dose of inspiration or need to work on creative projects, then today is your day. The sign of Capricorn will help you stay focused and get your projects up and running. However, be on guard this evening, because the Moon conjoins Pluto, and difficult emotions may surface. Feel free to feel them, just don’t be controlled by them.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Moon moves through social Aquarius and forms beneficial aspects to Jupiter, Mercury, and Mars. It’s an excellent day for collaborations and group activities.  Business projects throughout the day should go smoothly. Spend some time with your social circle.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Moon goes void of course during the morning hours after La Luna conjoins Saturn.  Avoid making firm agreements or starting anything new throughout the day.  You may experience moments of self-doubt and trepidatious anxiety. Push away limiting thoughts if they surface.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Late on Friday, Mercury turns retrograde in Libra.  Relationships will be the primary focus of much of the retrograde cycle, so it’s time to review and repair yours.  Otherwise, expect communication issues and travel plans to go awry.  Mercury remains retrograde until October 2nd.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

On Sat, the Full Moon occurs in Pisces. Get out your snorkel, it’s time to swim. Your intuitive faculties will be at their peak, so it’s time to do magic or intention work that will help you enhance your intuition and focus on your dreams, meditation, and connecting with spirit. You can also use this energy to increase your creativity.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

The Sun forms a lovely trine to Uranus in Taurus. You may feel energetic and restless, especially if your life has been monotonous lately. It’s an excellent time to get out of your comfort zone and explore new things. If you need to make changes in your life to make it more meaningful, now is the time.

See you next week!

Astrology Forecast for the Week of August 29, 2022 – September 4, 2022

Jupiter retrograde

The astrology forecast for the week of August 29, 2022 through September 4, 2022 features two planetary aspects – Mars sextile Jupiter and Mercury oppose Jupiter.

After a dramatic month (and why should we expect anything less from Leo season), August ends with the cosmos slowing down, which will be a relief for many.

So, let’s get the show on the road and dive right in.

Cosmic Overview

This week, Jupiter is our major player, and he is currently retrograde in ambitious Aries.

Now, let me reassure you, Jupiter retrograde is not Mercury retrograde – not even close.  Jupiter rules the sign of Sagittarius and Pisces, neither of which are personal signs. So, our daily lives are not affected (unless Jupiter Rx aspects a personal planet, so watch for planets you have in the first 10 degrees of cardinal signs, which are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. After October 29th, the last 5 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces).  Instead, Jupiter has to do with big picture concerns.

In astrology, Jupiter is the Big Kahuna.  He is the great benefic – our cosmic Santa Claus.  He bestows gifts, wisdom, and is the personal luck generator of the horoscope.  Jupiter has been moving through fiery Aries, an ambitious sign that is highly competitive, is concerned with personal agenda, and loves to win for the pure glory of all the possibilities that arise from victory.  You know, to the victor goes the spoils!

While Jupiter is retrograde, he gives you the opportunity to review the goals and aspirations you’ve pursued since the beginning of May.  Are you happy with the direction you are headed in? Do you need to tweak your long-term objectives? Have you overlooked anything that may open more doors and opportunities?  Jupiter Rx lets you put the knowledge you’ve acquired to work for you.  In many ways, it’s like a four month “feel good” self-help seminar with all the amenities.  And who doesn’t want some of that?

Now, for the rub!

Mercury turns retrograde on September 9th.

Daily Breakdown

Monday, August 29, 2022

The Moon moves through relationship-oriented Libra.  She makes several aspects throughout the day to Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter.  It’s an excellent day to have productive conversations and develop strategies for both personal and relationship matters.  This evening is the perfect time for a date night or spending time with those you love.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The Moon continues to move through Libra and forms a beneficial trine to Saturn, the signs exalted ruler. Libra is also associated with law and legal matters. It is an excellent day to resolve any legal issues or wrap up legal related loose ends before Mercury goes retrograde on September 9th.  So, if you need to sign a contract or take any action, today is the perfect day to do it.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Moon spends most of the morning hours void of course in Libra. Avoid making firm agreements or starting anything new until 1:11 PM EDT when the Moon moves into Scorpio.  Intense feelings may surface for the rest of the day.  Try to acknowledge and experience them, but don’t be reactive.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Mars forms an opportunistic sextile to Jupiter in Aries. If you need some extra energy, then take advantage of the day, because energy levels should be high. Mars sextile Jupiter is spectacular for business matters and will help you achieve your goals. Anything that you begin at this time will likely be successful. Mars sextile Jupiter is also excellent for personal growth and leveling up.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Mercury opposes Jupiter on Friday evening. Mercury oppose Jupiter has a favorable outlook, and you likely will find yourself in good spirits, which is excellent if you have social plans for the evening. On the business front, Mercury oppose Jupiter is excellent for ironing out deals and negotiating. Just make sure you read all the fine print before signing the dotted line.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

The Moon moves through spirited Sagittarius. During the morning hours, the Moon will oppose Mars and later square the Sun. Be careful when interacting with others, because people will likely be on edge and easily triggered, especially if you hurt their ego. Try to be proactive and avoid people with an obvious chip on their shoulder.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

We close the week with the Moon still moving through Sagittarius, and it forms a tough aspect to Neptune. You may suffer from brain fog during the morning hours and have trouble getting on with your day. It’s not the best day to make major decisions.  The good news is that later in the day, the Moon trines Venus, which should bring peace and harmony into the evening hours.

See you next week!

Astrology Forecast for the Week of August 22, 2022 – August 28, 2022

The astrology forecast for the week of August 22, 2022 through August 28, 2022 features four major aspects (Mercury trine Pluto, Venus square Uranus, the Sun square Mars, and Venus oppose Saturn), two sign changes (The Sun moves into Virgo and Mercury moves into Libra), Uranus turns retrograde, and a New Moon in Virgo occurs on Saturday.

Lot’s of changes happen this week.  Let’s dive in!

Cosmic Overview

Each astrological season allows us to tap into energies that help us navigate our way through life. Over the last month, we have traveled through Leo season, which is about creativity, self-expression, self-understanding, and getting in touch with who we are.  This month, we move into the sign of Virgo, and although it’s not as glamorous or exciting as fiery Leo, it’s pivotal for self-development.

Virgo season is about life management. In the mystical Kabbalah, Virgo is called Elul, the month of Teshuvah. Teshuvah is the practice of reviewing the past year, recognizing the mistakes we’ve made, trying to do better in the future, and moving on.  The key is THE MOVING ON and managing your life in ways that serve your greater good. Also, since Virgo is a sign associated with health, it’s an auspicious time to get a checkup or being a health or exercise program.

Now, on with the forecast.

Daily Breakdown

Monday, August 22, 2022

We start the week off with the Sun moving into Virgo, which is given a boost by Mercury (the ruler of Virgo), forming a beneficial trine to Pluto.  Mercury trine Pluto helps us dig deep so we can take honesty inventory of our lives.  We can then make changes and transform our strategies into something useful and productive. If you seek inner answers to help you understand your life better, today is the day to do the work.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The Moon moves through watery Cancer.  The Moon in Cancer likes to be domestic.  It’s an excellent day to take care of household responsibilities, cook an amazing meal, or redecorate. However, be mindful that you may feel things more intensely than you ordinarily would. Practice self-care if you feel overwhelmed.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Uranus, the great awakener planet, turns retrograde in Taurus. Ordinarily, Uranus likes to shake up the system, tear down the status quo, and force change – for better or worse. When Uranus turns retrograde, he calms down in the outer world, and turns inward, reflecting a period for us to focus on inner changes or ways we can shake up our own world. This is an excellent time to review long-term goals, create new strategies, or modify your objectives.  Uranus remains retrograde until the beginning of 2023.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Mercury moves out of Virgo and into Libra.  Many consider Mercury in Libra to be wishy washy or incapable of making decisions. And, although this may appear on the surface, Mercury in the sign of the scales needs to weigh the options and ideas of others so they can make informed decisions. It’s a great day to sign contracts, forge agreements, tend to legal matters, and work on unresolved relationship issues.  Just remember Mercury turns retrograde in Libra on September 9th.

Friday, August 26, 2022

The Moon spends the day void of course in Leo.  Avoid starting anything new or making any firm decisions until the Moon moves into Virgo at 8:25 PM EDT/5:25 PM PDT. Otherwise, nothing will come of the matters, and situations will fizzle out.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

It’s going to be a busy day, with Venus forming a tense square to Uranus and the Sun squaring Mars.  Relationship issues may surface during the early part of the day, which may prove problematic if you approach things with a stubborn mindset. To make matters more challenging, Venus square Uranus may feed into Sun square Mars, and you may butt heads with others and prideful ego issues may get in the way of rational thought. Try to be mindful and practice proactive behaviors.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

We close the week with Venus opposing Saturn. You may have trouble relating to the people around you, which could lead to feelings of loneliness. If you’ve been sacrificing your personal happiness to please others, then you may be forced to make changes so that you can get your own needs met. Try not to fall into self-pity, it’s a color that never looked good on anyone.

See you next week!

Astrology Forecast for the Week of August 8, 2022 through August 14, 2022

The astrology forecast for the week of August 8, 2022 through August 14, 2022 features five planetary aspects (Venus oppose Pluto, Sun square Uranus, Mars sextile Neptune, the Sun opposes Saturn, and Mars trine Pluto), a Full Moon in Aquarius and Venus moving out of Cancer and into Leo.

So, for the fourth week in a row, it’s going to be a busy week. Let’s dive in…

Cosmic Overview

Last week, Mars got tangled up in the ongoing Saturn square Uranus configuration. This week, it is the Sun whose up to bat. Whereas Mars is our ability to go out into the world and get what we want out of life, the Sun is our identity and our destiny.

Now, this is difficult energy, but every aspect has a purpose. In the case of Sun square Uranus and Sun oppose Saturn, the purpose is to get us to make the necessary changes in our lives, to get us back on the right path.

Of course, when our lives are running smoothly, who wants to make change?  However, when the world impinges itself upon us through daily frustrations, obstacles, and limitations, we notice where we need to make changes, where we need to build structure, and ultimately helps us (despite the difficulty) get back on our path.  Since we are working with the Sun, creating necessary change will ultimately help you experience fulfillment and joy.

Now, on with the forecast!

Daily Breakdown

Monday, August 8, 2022

We start the week off with the Moon void of course in Sagittarius. Try to avoid starting anything new or signing documents until the Moon moves into Capricorn at 2:39 PM EDT/10:39 AM PDT. Once the Moon moves into Capricorn, it’s an excellent time to tie up loose ends, focus on tasks that need completion, and tend to duties and responsibilities.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn. It’s time to get real about relationships, regardless of how painful and emotionally intense they may be. Conflicts in relationships may surface, and it’s best to avoid manipulative power struggles. Often Venus oppose Pluto will show you how you are being codependent in your relationships.  The key to working with this aspect is to accept the relationship dynamic for what it is – the good, the bad, and the ugly.  You can then make decisions about the relationship’s future, if need be. Govern yourself accordingly!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The Moon moves through Capricorn, and there is still residual energy from yesterday’s Venus-Pluto opposition.  It might be best to focus on your duties, obligations, and responsibilities, and try to push away intrusive negative or obsessive thoughts if they surface. This afternoon, the Moon moves into Aquarius, and it’s a perfect time to hang out with a close friend or someone you trust.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

On Thursday, the Full Moon occurs in the sign of Aquarius at 9:36 PM EDT/6:36 PM PDT. This Full Moon cycle is excellent for breaking through stagnant situations (especially karmic ones), developing better friendships, expanding your social circle, and opening yourself up to new experiences. Also, Venus moves into romantic Leo, and for the single people out there, you may find yourself attracted to someone new. For everyone else, you may start to feel romantically alive again, but don’t let your emotions go overboard, and try to let things manifest organically.

Friday, August 12, 2022

The Moon will be void of course in Aquarius during the early morning hours. Therefore, avoid starting anything new or making firm agreements until after 2:44 PM EDT/11:44 PM PDT, when the Moon will move into Pisces.  This evening is an excellent time to watch movies, explore the arts, or simply enjoy good music.  The Moon in Pisces is perfect for rest and relaxation, and after the intense energies of the past month, you deserve it.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

The Moon continues to move through Pisces on Saturday. Try to be as clear and precise as possible when communicating with others, because the Moon will oppose Mercury until mid-afternoon.  Later, Saturday evening, it’s an excellent time to do something outside the box and unconventional. Discovering and exploring new things is always recommended when the Moon sextiles Uranus. It’s also a good time to spend the evening with friends and other like-minded individuals.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

We close the week with the Sun opposing Saturn in Aquarius. The Sun oppose Saturn is a difficult aspect, because we often feel alone and at odds with the world around us. You may also feel that people are trying to hold you back or are trying to thwart you.  Ultimately, you may need to make compromises (big and small) to gain momentum again.

See you next week!

The Astrology Forecast for the Week of August 1, 2022 – August 7, 2022

The astrology forecast for the week of August 1, 2022 through August 7, 2022 features five planetary aspects (Mars conjunct Uranus, Venus sextile Uranus, Venus sextile Mars, Venus trine Neptune, and Mars square Saturn), and Mercury moves out of Leo and into Virgo.

It’s a busy week, so without further ado…

Cosmic Overview

The major aspect of the week is Mars conjunct Uranus in Taurus. Mars conjunct Uranus is an extremely unpredictable aspect, because it doesn’t like limitations, and will attempt to free itself from constraints. Of course, this creates enormous tension, and it’s easy to get caught up in impulsive decision-making, even if it’s to your detriment. You may also notice that people are more ‘on edge’ (or you may be), and the slightest provocation can lead to a volatile reaction.

Working with Mars conjunct Uranus is difficult, because it runs on energy and adrenaline, not rationality. So, you need to be as proactive as possible this week.  Mars-Uranus does reveal the areas of your life that are limited, because these areas will be where you feel the most frustrations. Try to channel this energy into making changes in your life, but do so once the dust settles, so you can use your wise mind, not your momentary emotional response.

Daily Breakdown

Monday, August 1, 2022

We start the week off with Mars conjoined to Uranus in Taurus. You may feel agitated with others, and you may react in potentially rash ways. You may feel extremely frustrated by situations in your life where you feel discouraged or feel the system is holding you back. As best as possible, try to be proactive, and think things out before making a move.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The highlights for Tuesday feature Venus forming helpful sextiles to Uranus and Mars. Since Venus is a benefic, she will bring out the more constructive side of Mars conjunct Uranus, which is the urge to break free from limiting constraints, and she will help do so productively. Furthermore, you will notice that you want to be around people that are adventurous and add excitement and pizazz to your life. Boring and monotonous activities will not do it for you, because you need to do something that excites you and feeds your soul.  Plus, Venus sextile Mars is positive for financial investments and new business prospects.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The Moon moves through Libra on Wednesday. Libra is in the sign associated with relationships, and it’s an excellent day to focus on yours.  This evening, the Moon forms a lovely trine to Saturn, and it’s an auspicious time to work through relationships that may have been difficult over the past few weeks.  Although you will want to smooth things over, make sure you do it while honoring your boundaries.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Mercury moves out of Leo and into Virgo. Mercury in Virgo understands life through day-to-day experiences. This is an excellent time to try to manage your life more efficiently and pay attention to the pesky little details. You will also notice that the more stable your life is, the better your outlook on the future will be.

Friday, August 5, 2022

The Moon moves through Scorpio and retriggers Uranus, Mars, and Saturn. Unresolved emotions from earlier in the week may resurface, so stay on guard. You may feel intense emotions throughout the day, but try not to let them influence any decisions you need to make. If self-doubt surfaces, push those thoughts away.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

The Moon moves into Sagittarius shortly after noon, and it’s the perfect day to go out and have some fun. It’s been a difficult two weeks, astrologically speaking, and it’s not over yet.  You may want to spend time with people you enjoy and take a brief break from the real world. Do something fun and adventurous.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

The last day of the week brings us a conflict of conflicting aspects. We begin with Venus forming a lovely trine to Neptune.  It’s not a great day for practical matters, because you may have a hard time staying focused.  However, it is great for creative projects.  But make sure you work on anything creative early, because this afternoon Mars squares Saturn in Aquarius. You may feel discouraged by life, and this could easily trigger your insecurities. It’s also easy to fall into a fear-based mindset, and this could make you feel ill at east with your life.  While Mars is square Saturn, it’s recommended you take a deep look within and figure out what you want and need out of your life.

See you next week!

Astrology Forecast for the Week of July 25, 2022 – July 30, 2022

Mercury square Uranus, Mercury oppose Saturn

The astrology forecast for the week of July 25, 2022 through July 30, 2022 features five planetary aspects (Venus square Jupiter, Mercury square Mars, Mercury square Uranus, Mercury oppose Saturn, and the Sun trine Jupiter), a New Moon in Leo, and Jupiter turns retrograde in Aries.

The final week of July is troubling energetically, so let’s dive right in.

Cosmic Overview

This week, Mercury travels through Leo and triggers Mars, Uranus, and Saturn, which have been building up recently, and it’s a powder keg of energy waiting to be unleashed. Just a gentle warning: Take care of yourself this week!  Get plenty of rest, make healthy food choices, drink plenty of water, and since Mars is involved, move your body. This week, you should really put your self-care toolkit to use.

Since early July, Mars has slowly built steam, forming an explosive conjunction with Uranus and a frustrating square to Saturn. Also, Saturn and Uranus have been moving towards each other, bringing back the unresolved tensions of the last two years. Mercury will activate all these planets this week.

So, what does this mean?

For the last two years, Saturn in Aquarius has been in a difficult aspect to Uranus in Taurus. Simply, Saturn likes things the way they are and doesn’t like change. He dreams of the golden age, when everything was perfect and in its proper place. Conversely, Uranus wants to shake things up, tear down the system, and is the quintessential definition of change. He is concerned with pushing us forward into an idealistic world that ushers in human development and ingenuity. Uranus is perfectly comfortable tearing down the system if it fits into the grander scheme of things.

To add insult to injury, Mars JUST likes to blow sh!t up!

Over the next few weeks (Saturn square Uranus will be active for the rest of the year), the news will be littered with events that are explosive, eruptive, and downright jaw dropping. Expect problems around the world, potential governmental protests, escalation of tensions, and all out warfare in politics. If you’ve been planning an “info” break, this week would be a good time to unplug.

How does Mercury work into the mix?

In astrology, Mercury is the communication planet. He helps us understand life, communicate to others, and comprehend information that we may receive. It’s easily conceivable that when Mercury makes difficult aspects to other planets (especially malefic Mars and Saturn), how things can go downhill rather quickly.

You can expect tense conversations, frustrations with the state of the world and/or your life, and feelings of insecurity and self-doubt. However, the key to working with this energy is to be proactive.  Look at the areas of your life where you may have resisted change or where you feel frustrated by a lack of change, and begin to carve out a strategy that moves your life forward. And remember, you don’t have to rush things.  Sometimes having a plan is enough of an elixir to help mitigate the energies.

Daily Breakdown

Monday, July 25, 2022

We start the week off with Venus square Jupiter, which is a pretty enjoyable aspect, especially if you are not mired down in duties and responsibilities. And, even if you are, try to spend some time doing something enjoyable. Venus square Jupiter is optimistic, and you will enjoy the company of others, so social excursions and gatherings that include your inner circle are recommended. However, please note that you will have little self-discipline while this aspect is active, so try not to let things out of control.  Also, be careful when making purchases, because Venus square Jupiter can be impulsive.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Put a watch on your tongue, because Mercury in Leo forms a discordant aspect (square) with Mars in Taurus. You may feel agitated and irritable throughout the day, and this could lead to arguments or uncomfortable confrontations. Be careful with your words, because you may say something you will later regret.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The Moon moves through Cancer and trines Neptune later this afternoon. It’s an excellent day for spiritual or meditative work that will help you get in touch with your inner world. Creative projects also get a boost.  However, later this evening the Moon opposes Pluto, and difficult emotions may surface.  If you feel overwhelmed, try to do some self-care techniques to help manage them effectively.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

On Thursday, we have a pretty active day, starting with the New Moon in fiery Leo.  This New Moon is all about you! It’s excellent for doing magic or intentional work that helps put you in a favorable light with others. You can also use this energy to get a new job, a promotion, or start a new romantic relationship. The main takeaway is doing you, and doing it well.

Later in the day, Mercury opposes Uranus in Taurus. The way you experience this aspect depends on your ability to be flexible and embrace change. Otherwise, today you will feel the jitters and possibly experience some mild anxiety. You may have trouble controlling your thoughts, and this might make you feel uneasy.  Avoid jumping to conclusions or forming judgments at this time. Instead, try to sit with your feelings and approach concerns at a less volatile time.

Friday, July 29, 2022

The Moon spends its last day in Leo and tangles with Mars, Uranus, and Saturn. You may have difficulties controlling your emotions if you feel you are being thwarted or maligned by others. Although it may be difficult, try to avoid conflicts. Arguing your position or standing your ground is futile and can actually make matters worse.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

The weekend starts with the Moon moving into Virgo during the early afternoon hours.  It’s an excellent day to focus on projects that need to be completed, and your ordinary duties and responsibilities. Since Virgo is a sign related to health matters, it’s perfect for getting a great workout in or starting a wellness program.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

We close the week with Mercury opposing Saturn and the Sun trining Jupiter. Although you may wake up feeling down and insecure, your mood should quickly rebound, with the Sun forming a trine to Jupiter in Aries. It’s an excellent day to leave the past behind and focus on the future. You may need to make changes to your game plan or tweak your long-term goals. However, staying focused on you’re doing what you can to improve your life may help you overcome any difficulties you may have. At the end of the day, you create your own future, as long as you are willing to do the work and have a positive attitude.

See you next week!