STARGAZING  Week of August 9th through August 15th, 2021


The world has been through many changes in the last 18 months. Many of us have lost focus, hope, and faith. The darkness and fear abound. What are you seeking to believe in? Can these distractions, upsets, and losses be overcome?

This week gets off to a sluggish start. Make space for creative and/or play time now, because more productive times are coming. Six of the ten planets we use in astrology are in the fixed signs of Leo, Aquarius and Taurus. Fixed signs help you persevere and stick to the challenges. However, they have issues letting go and adapting. The Moon opposes overwhelming Jupiter and brings a tendency to take on too much work only to get stopped in your tracks. Venuss lackadaisical opposition to Neptune on the same day only adds to the feeling.

Gentle Venus is opposite dreamy Neptune late afternoon on Monday. This is not an ambitious combination. Also note that this is prone to romantic fantasy so hold off on committing to love and money decisions.

On a softer level, Venus is in purifying Virgo and on the opposite side of the sky from Neptune in psychic Pisces. Diplomacy and compassion will help soften up all that rigid, fixed sign energy. But it could also support a healing cleanse or a spiritual retreat from the mundane world.

On Tuesday, Mercury is opposite Jupiter, so avoid over committing yourself and dont believe everything you hear. Sometimes people just need to talk things out, and follow through may not be there.

When short-project Mercury is opposing big-project Jupiter, the energy can have you going back and forth in your mind as to how much you want to take on. You may quickly start wondering what is the point of all that is going on and begin searching for a deeper, underlying significance.