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!
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.
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!