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Merrily’s Weekly Weather for August 18th – 24th
All times are written for E.D.T.
Monday the 18th
We start the week out with a very fortunate conjunction between Venus and Jupiter in Leo at 1:22 AM. When the planet of Love (Venus) joins Jupiter (wisdom and expansion) in the sign of Leo (consciousness and creativity) it’s a great opportunity for us to experience a heart opening on a brand new level. Today is a great day to count blessings, bath in appreciation and focus on gratitude with loving expression. This is planting seeds for more abundant love and wisdom in our future.
The Moon is in Gemini for the entire day and early in the morning she forms sextiles to Jupiter and Venus, further emphasizing the love connection. Let people know how you feel with a creative appreciation for life and all its many blessings. There is a bump in the energy in the late afternoon that we can rise above. The Gemini Moon hooks up with Pluto in Mars in a way that can bring up old power struggles, so let’s do our best to stay out of knee jerk responses.
The night is colored by a Mercury/Neptune bridge that will heighten our imagination and creativity. The mind is focused on inspiring ideas that can lead us to a spiritual expansion. Just know that it may be hard to think in practical terms and let your dreams lead the way for now.
Tuesday the 19th
While we slept (hopefully), the Sun contacted Pluto in a challenging way and this may have stirred up some frustration or issue around personal power and confidence. If something comes up from that, just realize it’s an opportunity to clear away a belief that could be holding you back.
The rest of the day is relatively quiet astrologically and we can enjoy a pleasant connection between Mercury and Jupiter that enhances communications after 2:00 PM. At 10:54 PM, The Gemini Moon sextiles the Sun and we can experience good feelings and share in harmonious conversations.
Wednesday the 20th
The Moon moved into Cancer (her home sign) at 4:46 AM and the energy shifts to a more sensitive, intuitive focus. As she flows along, she bumps into Saturn at 9:31 AM, possibly bringing up insecurities and tempting us to go on the defensive. This is not a time to push, instead we can catch a glimpse of what needs to be adjusted in our own emotional field and move forward consciously. Resist the temptation to make someone else responsible for your own well-being.
The Cancer Moon trines Neptune in Pisces at 5:30 PM, sending us deeper into intuitive, nurturing waters. Overall, we have an opportunity to flow in this soothing steam that bring comfort and pleasure to our home and hearts. Share the love!
Thursday the 21st
The morning starts with a slight hiccup at 7:49 AM, when Venus and Pluto find it hard to dance together and we could experience some relationship stress. Just take it in a productive direction that clears the air by adjusting your thinking and choose empowerment and cooperation over any power struggle that might be revealed. If it won’t be important way down the road… don’t make such a big deal of it now.
This day is mostly about a powerful trine between Mercury (communications, the messenger) and Pluto (the transformer, re-birther) in earth signs. Our ability to put our minds to a task and concentrate with laser like focus is heightened today. It’s a great day to do research, get to the bottom of things and have powerful communications that are transformative. The Moon trines Saturn at 3:35 PM and practical planning can serve us well, as we see how to take all the imaginative ideas that have bubbled up recently and make them tangible in our reality.
Friday the 22nd
Energies shift around as we are headed towards the Moon’s entry into Leo at 4:50 PM and the Sun entering Virgo just after midnight. Mercury in Virgo and Venus in Leo are busy this morning; analytical mind and passionate heart are growing together in new ways. Positive communications about desire and what you value are on the table… leave criticism out of the equation for the benefit of all!
At 4:08 PM, the Leo Sun and Cancer Moon present another chance to shine brightly from the inside out, supporting self-expression that generously nurtures ourselves and others. The Sun leaves the fiery, playful world of Leo and grounds the solar energy in the realm of earthy, feminine Virgo late tonight. Virgo doesn’t shove and push, she allows and receives with dicernment. It’s back to school season for many and the Virgo energetic assists us to focus on details and practical issues, while staying connected to divine feminine energy (goddess, virgin mother) as we begin to say good bye to the summer festivities.
Saturday the 23rd
Around 2:30 AM, Mars and Uranus stirred up some unfinished business that may have had us feeling like we were in an agitation cycle. Sometimes when aspects like this happen in the middle of the night, we get to process them out in dreams, or we just have a restless sleep. Either way, we swiftly move to a Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Leo (starting at 9:47 AM), that is bound to feel pleasant and full of warm fuzzy feelings that stimulate romance, creativity and generosity.
The Lunar connection to Pluto around 3:30 PM may challenge some of us to a dance of wills. As long as you keep focused on looking for empowering solutions, we can cruise past conflict. Stay on the high road and it will guide you directly to the Moons conjunction to Venus in Leo tonight, which is sure to leave us feeling uplifted and optimistic. Let your heart speak your truth tonight.
Sunday the 24th
Make a concerted effort to dial your energy to a positive place that is prepared to roll with the unexpected today. There are opportunities to have breakthroughs in healing, if we are willing to go for it. The overall energy today can feel unpredictable and unstable as the Sun and Mercury and Uranus stir up the celestial pot. Uranus in Aries can be brilliant and somewhat restless and impulsive, delivering surprises that can illuminate the higher mind, if we stay flexible and open-minded.
Mercury in Virgo (detailed communications) forms an opposition to Chiron (wounds and healing) with a quincuncx to Uranus (great awakener), so commit to witness what you can heal and release. Why hold onto an old story that you keep retelling that is painful! What new story would you like to feed?
The agitation that potentially exists today can be viewed as a catalyst for growth that can lead us out of aggravation into a new sense of mental liberation. It’s a day to remember we always have a choice in our perspective and that perspective forms our personal reality.
We are headed for a very positively, power-packed Monday, so clear the decks and rest up! Tally Ho
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”
― Frank Zappa
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