Welcome to August!
In these complex times, I hope you're finding the joys in all the delight and changes this season of warmth brings. As I mentioned in June, Saturn is in retrograde all summer. Therefore, planning may seem more challenging or slow. Saturn brings grounding and thoughtfulness, and in retrograde, Saturn’s influence can send the tending of practical matters in a downright morass of slow molasses. So, you might find yourself encountering obstacles as you make summer plans. If this is true for you, I recommend surrendering and allowing the summer to manifest the way it is. Trust the flow of how it is all working out!
These next couple of weeks highlight relationships and potential breakthroughs with summer planning.
Mars conjunct Uranus
8/1/22 - 8/6/22
Mars, the planet that stimulates you to take action and make a move on things, is joining its energy up with Uranus. Uranus urges you to break out of old patterns. When Uranus is at play, things can change suddenly and erratically, helping you become free from something holding you back. In the first week of August, you may get more involved in spur-of-the-moment activities or feel strongly about going on your own with something. If you’re feeling held back by others or possibly your partner, you may need to claim some freedom. The first week of August is a good time for tapping into your unique being and seeing what fresh ideas come your way on how you want to approach your day or any planning.
Venus Sextile Uranus
Venus Sextile Mars
8/1 - 8/6
The first week of August may also stimulate a desire to create more beauty in your life and can bring relationships into focus. If you’re in a relationship, you may want to find ways to freshen things up and make your time together more exciting, if needed. You may suddenly wake up feeling like you want to spark up things and create new energy together if you’re stuck in the same old routines. If you’re not in a relationship and are seeking one, the beginning of August is a supportive time to get out there and meet new people. If out of the blue, you receive an invitation to a social event or gathering, I encourage you to go. The energy is open for meeting new people.
Mars Square Saturn
8/7 - 8/13
In the second week of August, your energy may start to feel slow, especially on the 7th. If the summer has been quite active and you’ve found yourself feeling scattered, this would be a good time to pause and regroup. Saturn can slow down the action-oriented energy of Mars and allow for more time for structuring your approach. If you force things too hard, you may experience obstacles or feel your energy is blocked. If this happens, then it’s a signal to slow down and re-evaluate how you’re doing things.
Venus opposes Pluto
8/8 - 8/11
During the 8th through the 11th, relationships continue to be the focus. With Venus (love, beauty, relationship) and Pluto (internal powers of transformation) in opposition, there is a calling to bring up to the surface issues that require addressing. If you have been avoiding bringing up something with your partner(s), this is a time when it just must come up. The more you try to ignore it, the harder it may get. When Venus opposes Pluto, it’s a time to have a deeper process in your relationships and see what things need to shift with each other. I recommend diving in with whatever might be coming up and allowing for the depths of transformation to come through with whatever needs addressing.
Full Moon in Aquarius
6:36 PM PDT
Full Moons occur when the Sun and the Moon are in opposition. The Moon rules our emotional bodies and needs for nurturing. As the Sun’s light reflects on the Moon, we see the Moon and our emotions in all its full glory!
Aquarius energy opens you to express your uniqueness without all the ego attachment to what others may think. Aquarians are known to go to the beat of their drum. Under this full Moon in Aquarius, tune into the parts of yourself in need of free expression. Recognize that allowing this aspect of yourself to come out and play can bring you into greater self-connection and can feel nourishing. Remember, as you move into expressing yourself freely, it can inspire others to do the same!
With astrology, the most helpful advice is always individual and personalized based on your personal astrology birth chart and life situations. Contact me to learn more about scheduling an astrology reading to help you navigate your life in these transformative times.
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for 20 years, dedicating most of this time to the healing arts and natural medicine. Along with a current acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, Laura also provides professional astrology readings as a form of a guide to help bring timing, meaning and perspective to deeper life patterns and situations so one can make the most out of their incarnation.