OMSTROLOGY: AUGUST 23RD - 29TH
The Sun’s move into your 6th house on the 23rd suggests that the party is over and now its time to get down to work. Health is basically good but you seem more focused on it this week. Hopefully you’re exploring healthier diets and lifestyles. Though your financial planet is retrograde now (it began last week) finances are good this week. Perhaps slower than usual, but good. The 27th and 28th seem especially good. The 23rd brings spiritual insights and an active dream life. Intuitions come but they need verification. Venus’ solstice is over with and finances come through special contacts or perhaps the spouse, partner or current love. On the 30th Mercury moves into your 7th house. This has a few meanings. Good health to you means good social health. It would show a romantic allurement to health professionals or people involved in your health.
Health is excellent. Many planets in the Earth element are good for you. You are comfortable with this. Your normal practicality is even stronger than usual. Management abilities likewise. Continue to enhance the health with hip massage and massage of the kidney reflex. Good social health will help your physical health. Your financial planet opposes Neptune on the 24th and 25th - verify your hunches and intuitions. On the 25th and 26th Mercury makes beautiful aspects to your love planet. This can show that the spouse, partner, or current love - or friends - are bringing financial opportunity. Your career planet went retrograde last week and the other planets involved with the career are also retrograde. So avoid important career decisions now. You’re in a yearly personal pleasure peak now. Your 5th house is chock full of planets, so have fun. Career needs time to resolve - no way to rush it.
Health needs watching this week. This is nothing to be concerned about - this just short-term stress caused by short-term planets. But if you let yourself get overtired you can become vulnerable to problems. So, as always, make sure to get enough rest. The focus this week is home and family - and your emotional wellness. This is a period for making important psychological progress. Those of you in therapy will gain many insights. The 24th and 25th are good social days and friends (and online activities) boost the bottom line. The 27th and 28th bring good financial intuition. The 28th can bring some financial drama - a need for change. It passes quickly. Mercury’s opposition to Neptune on the 24th and 25th shows a need for patience with bosses, elders, parents, and parent figures - you seem in conflict - distant from them - either physically or psychologically.
Intellectual interests have been strong for some weeks now, but this week even stronger. Your 3rd house is chock full of planets. The mental faculties are sharp now. Take advantage of this to study, read or take courses. You seem very successful on the 24th and 25th. Be more mindful on the physical plane on the 27th and 28th. Foreign travel is not advisable right now. All the planets involved with it are retrograde. If you do take a foreign trip allow more time for getting to and from your destination. Venus now in your 4th house makes this an excellent week to beautify the home - to redecorate or buy objects of beauty for the home. Your taste is excellent. Love has been unstable all year, but this isn’t your fault. The spouse, partner or current love is going through many changes. Health is good.
Finance is the main headline this week. Your money house is ultra-powerful and you’re in a yearly financial peak. So the week ahead is prosperous. Mercury, your financial planet will still be in the money house this week, adding to the prosperity. He is very strong in his own sign and house. You’re personally very involved and focused on finance - and this is 90% of the battle. By the spiritual law, we get what we focus on. You dress more expensively now and cultivate the image of a prosperous person. People see you this way. You’re a natural speculator and with Mars in your money house, the tendency is even stronger. But speculation should be under intuition and not done blindly. Good communication skills and PR will help the career this week. All the planets involved in love are retrograde so go slow here.
A happy and prosperous week. It is true that love could be better, but on the other hand with your personal independence now at its maximum you have less need of others. You can chart your own course and create your own happiness. This is still a good week to make the changes you need to make for your happiness. The cosmos is supportive of you and cares about your happiness. Your financial planet, Venus, is in the money house this week - a strong position - she is in her own sign and house - she is strong in this position. Earnings increase. Mercury makes nice aspects to Pluto on the 25th and 26th. This is good for buying communication equipment, cars or accessories for your car. Students hear good news at school or from the school.
Spirituality is even stronger than it was last week. This is a week to pursue your practice, meditate and study the sacred books. As has been the case for the past few weeks, love is more spiritual too and happens in spiritual venues. Spiritual compatibility is perhaps the most important compatibility these days - with spiritual compatibility almost every problem can be managed and solved (over time), but without it almost nothing can be solved. Whether you’re in a relationship or single this is a time to surrender the love life to the Divine and let’s it handle things. If you do this sincerely watch how things straighten right out. Venus in your sign increases the physical beauty and glamor. You always have good aesthetic taste and now even more so. Like last week this is a good week for buying clothes and personal accessories - for buying things and doing things that enhance the appearance.
Take a more relaxed attitude to home and family issues now. All the planets involved with this are retrograde and there are no “quickie” solutions. Time and time alone will resolve these issues. In the meantime, it is good to focus on your social life - especially friendships, group activities, and professional or trade organizations. Also very good to enhance your knowledge of high tech, science, astrology and astronomy. With your financial planet still in retrograde, its probably not a good idea to buy high-tech gear right now, but you can research these things and get them later when Jupiter starts to move forward. Many people have their horoscopes done under these aspects. Love is more spiritual now. Spiritual compatibility is important and these are the kinds of people who attract you. Get the spiritual life in order and love will just happen.
Mercury opposing Neptune on the 24th and 25th can bring a love drama - more like a misunderstanding. But this should be cleared up on the 25th and 26th as Mercury makes nice aspects to Pluto. For singles, there is romantic opportunity with a spiritual type person or in a spiritual venue on the 25th and 26th. Health needs watching now. This is nothing serious just short-term stress caused by short-term planets. Also you’re in the midst of a yearly career peak now and the demands of the career are very strong. This can cause fatigue. So, rest when tired. Take short breaks in your work. Enhance the health with hip massage and massage of the kidney reflex. The 24th and 25th are fun days. The 27th and 28th are workdays.
Foreign lands call to you these days. The wanderlust is upon you. But if you travel allow more time to get to and from your destination. Jupiter is still retrograde. Health is good. Many planets in earth signs are comfortable for you. Management skills are stronger than usual. Even the extraordinary amount of retrogrades don’t trouble you that much. You’re a naturally patient person. This is a great week for religious, philosophical and theological studies. These interests call to you. Probably you’re having more of these kinds of discussions this week. With so much power in your 9th house a juicy theological discussion is often preferable to a night out on the town. Love is close to home on the 24th and 25th and family likes to play Cupid. The partner, spouse or current love should be more mindful on the physical plane on the 27th and 28th - children and children figures as well.
Your 8th house is chock full of planets this week. So this is a time to reinvent yourself and focus on becoming the person you want to be - your ideal self. This will not happen in one week, but you can make progress towards this goal. Love is erotic these days. The sexual chemistry seems the dominant allurement. Romantic opportunities can happen in strange places these days - at funerals, wakes, memorial services or as you visit a bereaved person. This is also a good week for working on your ideal love relationship. This too won’t happen in one week, but progress can be made. The problem in love is you - Uranus went retrograde last week - so you’re not sure of what you want. Still this is a good week to cultivate the social graces and set aside self-will. Let others have their way so long as it isn’t destructive.
You face a classic conflict this week. Its been happening for a few weeks but now much more intense. This is the conflict between self-interest and interest of others. Where do you draw the line? On the one hand, your 7th house of love is very powerful and romantic and social opportunities abound. On the other hand, Neptune in your own sign wants you to take care of number one. My feeling is that you will lean towards others and let them have their way. Your way might not be the best way these days. Cultivating the social graces will also boost your finances. However, this is not likely very comfortable for you. You sort of have to swallow your personal inclinations and go along with others. The 24th and 25th are excellent financial days - a monthly financial peak. The 27th and 28th are good for pursuing your intellectual interest. Siblings, sibling figures, children’s and children figures should be more mindful on the physical plane on the 27th and 28th.
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