It’s the 35th week of the year which reduces to 8 in numerology, a number of rebirth. There’s fewer aspects to note this week than others, but the ones that are noted will have a very hard hitting punch. There are several aspects relating to Pluto, which brings about personal transformation, which is perfect for Venus Return. Venus slipped off the horizon last week and will return on August 20th. As I mentioned this week, our view of Venus is currently obscured by the Sun and due to her placement, she will become enflamed with the power of Leo while she’s in the Underworld and preparing for rebirth. This is a time to confront your shadow self in the darkness. If you complete this task, you will be given the keys to overcome everything that you define as your own personal hell. The card of the week is the Queen of Wands, a symbol of fiery, feminine empowerment that will show you the way. To receive the forecast in your inbox, along with other goodies, in your inbox every week, join my mailing list here!
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Sunday 8/16/15 Seven of Pentacles
Moon in Virgo
The card of the day is the Seven of Pentacles, a card that asks us to take a look at what we’ve been looking for and appreciate the fruit our works. There’s still work to be done but you’re seeing the time you’ve invested thus far pay off. The Moon in Virgo will allow you to take a look at the fine details and see what’s missing from your plane. Moon trine Pluto signals growth and evolution ahead. Moon conjunct Mercury will make it communication easy, especially with those who are on the same page as you. The number of the day is 5, a number of overcoming challenges.
Mantra: Yes I can!
Monday 8/10/15 2 of Cups
Moon Void of Course 10:16 AM PST
Moon enters Libra 1:23 PM PST
The card of the day is the Two of Cups, a card of partnerships that don’t necessarily have to be romantic. The Moon is void of course from late morning to early afternoon so let things come to you at that time and put off making any important decisions until it enters the fair and balanced sign of Libra. The only other notable aspect of the day is Moon trine Saturn, which will empower you to take conscious control of your life. You may receive help from your boss, coworker, friend or family member who wants to help you with this. The partnership will be a favorable one so accept the help. The number of the day is 6, a number of victory and success.
Mantra: Two heads are better than one.
Tuesday 8/18/15 King of Pentacles
Moon in Libra
The King of Pentacles lives a balanced life of abundance. He’s achieved all the material things he’s worked for although at times he can be a little miserly. The Moon trine Mars reminds you to keep your eye on the prize and keep the vision of becoming the master of your own life alive. But know that things started now usually don’t come to fruition. See whatever you go into today as a stepping stone to where you want to be but not your end goal. The Moon square Pluto will allow you to approach everything you do with understanding. Any questions that you have for yourself about why your life is the way it is, for better or for worse, will be answered if you choose to recognize what the Universe is telling you. The number of the day is 7, a number of reflection and reassessment. Once again, it may be a good day to clean out your closet, literally or metaphorically speaking, and get rid of what’s holding you back.
Mantra: I am prosperous.
Wednesday 8/19/15 King of Swords
Moon Void of Course 7:56 PM PST
The King of Swords calls for us to remain detached and see things for how they are instead of living in the illusions that we often create for ourselves. The Moon Conjunct Pluto will remind us that it’s time to do some adulting and let go of old, patterns, some that could have developed as far as childhood that may not suit us anymore. The Moon trine Venus reminds us to not let the potentially uptight energy of the King get the best of us and to approach everything with a relaxed, confident attitude. Venus trine Uranus encourages us to try something new and different but don’t forget to look before you leap. The Moon trine Sun in the evening will end the day on a harmonious note. It will be easy to unwind and take it easy as you reflect on all the small gains you made today. The Moon stays in the even tempered, intellectual sign of Libra, for most of the day, reminding us that everything is how it should be. It goes void of course in the evening, just in time to wind down. The number of the day is 8, a number of forward movement.
Mantra: Mind over heart.
Thursday 8/20/15 8 of Swords
Moon enters Scorpio 2:24 AM PST
The card of the day is the 8 of Swords. You may feel stuck and trapped but know that those feelings are only in your head. Moon enters the emotionally tense sign of Scorpio at 2:24 AM so be careful with your words and take what others have to say with a grain of salt. If the bumpy energy in the cosmos leaves you feeling a little down, Moon trine Jupiter reminds you that you can find happiness through paying attention little things in life – the birds in the sky, the wind in the tree, the little family laughing together in the grocery store. These are the places where you’ll find your refuge from negative thinking today. The Moon square Mars in the evening could leave you feeling grumpy and irritable. Try to chill out and relax because the Moon trine Neptune at 7:54 PM PST is going to give your intuition a big boost and it’s going to be a lot to handle. Make sure you’re communicating clearly and avoid making assumptions even if your intuition is spot on. Know that the trapped feeling you have is mostly in your head with the number of the day 9. What you’re working toward is close even if you feel like it’s so far away. Remove the blindfold and keep at it.
Mantra: Gotta keep on moving.
Friday 8/21/15 3 of Cups
Moon in Scorpio
It’s the weekend! But shit is going to get real today so make sure you stay away from partying too hard like the women on the Three of Cups. You need to remain grounded for what’s ahead. You’ll be asked to confront your shadow self with the Moon sextile Pluto. Looking to your past mistakes will help you. The Moon square Venus may make you want to smoother those around you. Avoid that and find empowerment through defeating your own personal demons. The Sun square Saturn will show you the cracks in the foundation of your confidence. Be ready to fix them if you want to move forward. The Sun sextile Mercury makes for good communication today and you will find it easy to talk about your feelings. This will help you find the answer to what you need to do to get your shadow self under control. The number of the day is 1(0), signaling that you are being given a unique opportunity to transform yourself and it starts today.
Mantra: I know and accept my flaws.
Saturday 8/22/15 7 of Wands
First Quarter in Scorpio at 12:31 PM PST
Moon Void of Course 12:31 PM EST
Moon enters Sagittarius 1:41 PM PST
It’s first quarter and it’s time to make sure all those obstacles you dealt with his week are overcome as we move toward the manifesting what we want with the New Moon. The card of the day is the 7 of Wands, a card that shows an uphill battle with the man at the top of the hill confident and taking full advantage of his position. Today isn’t your first rodeo with the your shadow self but you have the upper hand. You’re in charge. You may question yourself due to Moon conjunct Saturn but don’t get down on yourself. Instead, seek solutions. The Moon square Sun calls you to rise to the challenge to overcome your limitations by continue to face and embrace your shadow self. The Moon square Jupiter will create the perfect climate to heal wounds made by the past that may have damaged your psyche. The Moon moves into the energetic sign of Sagittarius at 1:41, so you’ll have the strength and vigor to face you challenges head on. The number of the day is 2, a number encouraging you seek out balance in all aspects of your life.
Mantra: Let’s do this.
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