We have an incredibly powerful, potentially life-changing week ahead! The week begins with a karmic culmination point brought on by the partial Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius and ends with Mercury in Virgo stationing to go retrograde on Saturday (more on that in the weekend forecast)! Some aspect of our lives is beginning to come full circle, requiring us to reflect and release what’s holding us back from moving forward as we are right in the middle of an incredible period of change and transformation!
Monday (8/7): The Full Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius comes exact today 11:11am MST, marking a culmination point in our lives in which an energy that was seeded long ago is beginning to come full circle. Lunar Eclipses represent a time when we are required to surrender and let go of circumstances, relationships, responsibilities, and even material possessions that no longer serve our path and highest purpose. In the cool, emotionally detached sign of Aquarius, one of the themes we’ll likely be dealing with is over-concern with what other people think about whatever it is that our hearts are calling us to do. Now is not the time to become overly-concerned with gaining acceptance or approval from others, in fact, now might be an excellent time to purge friendships or social networks that hold us back from expressing ourselves in a way that is courageous and authentic. It is no longer necessary for us to play a certain role or project a certain image for the benefit of others. Throughout this eclipse season, with Mars in conjunction with the Sun, it is time to take decisive new action, to lead by example, and to truly be seen for our talents and gifts. Think inside the heart, not outside the box. That’s what this eclipse season is all about. ;)
Tuesday (8/8): No major planetary aspects. The Moon goes Void-of-Course in Aquarius from 12:07pm-2:56pm MST, when it moves out of it’s eclipse position and into the watery, intuitive sign of Pisces.
The moon takes on a dreamy, magical quality in Pisces. Intuition, connectedness and imagination are heightened. Special circumstances may manifest from out of nowhere, bringing incredible synchronicities. People become more empathic, and it may become difficult for some to discern between their own emotions and the emotions of others. This is an excellent time to delve deep into the spiritual realms. People may intentionally become more detached as a coping mechanism to guard themselves against intense emotions. Some may get lost in fantasy or drugs and alcohol to achieve this end. There is a danger of disillusionment as people are more susceptible to deception, however; the energy of moon in Pisces can bring great beauty, insight and romance when used appropriately.
Wednesday (8/9): No major planetary aspects. The Moon continues its transit through the foggy, mystical sign of Pisces.
Thursday (8/10): As Mercury in Virgo slows down to prepare to move retrograde, it will come into a supportive sextile with Venus in the nurturing, intuitive sign of Cancer. This is an excellent day to connect with family and love ones as communication is improved and takes on a more supportive, loving tone. This is also a lovely energy for writing and creative expression of any kind!
The Sun in the courageous, romantic sign of Leo comes into a harmonious sextile with Jupiter in Libra today, bringing the potential for greater optimism, balance, and creativity throughout the day. This is a great time to go out and do something fun, playful and adventurous!
Have a beautiful week! Be sure to check back on Thursday for the weekday forecast! ☺