Things are certainly heating up this week as we move closer to the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21st! Right now Mercury retrograde is in full swing, lending energy toward all sorts of mishaps and miscommunications— be sure to plan accordingly! We’re also kicking off the workweek with the last quarter square of the Moon in Taurus on Monday, bringing us a bit of additional tension as we tie up loose ends and begin to wind down in preparation for next week’s eclipse.
Monday (8/14): No major planetary aspects. The moon is in its last quarter phase in Taurus today. The Last Quarter Moon marks a crisis of completion. It is a time of tension between our physical reality and our emotional and intuitive energies. Although it may feel like there is still much to do, we come to a realization that we need to begin to separate ourselves from the work we’ve completed throughout this cycle. We are now called to find a new direction, make appropriate mental and emotional adjustments, and begin reflecting on our intentions for the next lunar cycle.
Tuesday (8/15): Venus in the nurturing, intuitive sign of Cancer comes into opposition with Pluto in Capricorn today, amping up passions and power struggles in our close relationships and one-on-one interactions throughout the day today! This can be a very intense energy, bringing a renewed sense of sensuality and magnetism to our romantic partnerships. This can also bring about power and control issues regarding material possessions and shared resources. Today is an excellent day to get to the core of relationship issues and for working to transform undesirable relationship and financial situations into something much more harmonious, nurturing and supportive moving forward.
Wednesday (8/16): The Sun comes into conjunction with the North Node in Leo today, igniting the energy of the coming Solar Eclipse and amplifying the karmic, fated, and synchronous energies that are very much a part of this Eclipse Season! Pay attention to what comes up for you today, as circumstances and signs presented by the Universe throughout this time are guiding us all toward a path of greater courage, leadership, and heart-centered action! There is major change afoot, and with this energy comes crisis, turbulence, and unexpected change! For those with a close connection to the Eclipse in the birth chart, especially for those with the Sun/Moon/Rising at the end degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus, these next few weeks mark a choice point in which our lives can be flipped completely upside down as we are being pulled into a completely new path! Signs, messages, and synchronicities that come through today can help to provide guidance about what the eclipse on Monday will bring!
Thursday (8/17): Venus in the watery, emotional sign of Cancer will come into a challenging square with Jupiter in Libra today, bring a bit of tension and friction into our close relationships and partnerships, possibly stemming from our deeply held philosophies and beliefs! This can also indicate the potential for blockages when it comes to expanding on our material resources and ability to feel comforted and nurtured in our close partnerships. Be careful with spending today, because this energy is absolutely ripe for making extravagant purchases that we may later come to regret— especially with Mercury retrograde in the mix! If you must make a major purchase today, be sure to hang on to that receipt! ;)
Have a beautiful week everyone! Be sure to check back on Thursday for the weekend forecast! ☺