Late Summer's Venus Activation
As with the beginning of the month, these last couple of weeks in August continue to bring energy and focus towards your intimate partnerships and relationships. Venus (the planet that influences love and relationship) is making a series of aspects with several planets. The theme of focusing on relationships builds over this time. As you read on, there are three aspects Venus makes during the last weeks in August that offer you a journey of progression to create more aliveness in your relationship.
This late summer Venus activation can help deepen your intimate partnership and also the relationship you have with yourself. Are you wanting more spark? Are you in need of working through issues with each other that have been on the rise this summer? Doing the relationship work can open up the energy for renewal, connection, and excitement you may have been wanting.
This energy also coincides with opening you up for more creative expression coming in and out of you in all kinds of ways, regardless of your relationship status. Again, you can also read this astrology forecast from the perspective of your relationship with yourself.
Venus Trine Jupiter
August 16th - 19th
Taken together, Venus and Jupiter are referred to by astrologers as the ‘Benifics’; they are held as agents for bringing blessings and positive energy into your life. As bringers of beneficial planetary influences, when they are at play, you can often experience more optimism, opportunity, and good things coming your way.
During the 16th through the 19th, as Jupiter and Venus are making a positive trine aspect with each other, their planetary energies flow well together to create optimal scenarios for many of the experiences and interactions arising in your life. With Venus’s influences, it is an opportune time for cultivating open-hearted, optimistic connections with loved ones and friends. It can also help you tune into more positive ways to work on relationship issues if you have things that require sorting out in this area of your life.
Are you feeling unclear on what needs attention? If you're needing help knowing, then take a moment and go back to almost a month ago. The time in late July, especially on the 25th, may have activated things in your relationship that need addressing. Venus and Jupiter were in a challenging square aspect with each other and whatever might have been going on, may have even felt a little blown out of proportion with Jupiter’s expansive energy influence and harder to move through.
Now, with the current positive Venus Trine Jupiter aspect, there is a uniquely supportive time to address, transform and elevate the issues that have felt like an obstacle. The Venus ~ Jupiter Trine can help you feel more expansive and hopeful about working through knotty interpersonal material. With access to a feeling of play and the possibility this current planetary transit is offering, there’s an opportunity to broaden your perspective and see the bigger picture. It may feel easier to get out of whatever dynamics have created the energies that may be pulling you and your partnership down.
Utilizing this energy during the 16th - 19th to help you reach new horizons in your relations will prepare you for the last week of August when Venus makes more challenging aspects with both Uranus and Saturn. Read on!
Venus Square Uranus
August 24th - 29th
When Venus and Uranus make a square aspect, they are positioned at a 90-degree angle to each other in the sky. A feeling of needing fuller freedom of self-expression in your relationship can come into focus. The square aspect is understood to create tension or conflict. However, this conflict is likely to be within yourself.
Uranus helps you break free from what holds you back, from people to situations to modes of habitual thoughts or behaviors that keep you stuck in unhealthy patterns. With the square aspect from Venus, however, the truer exploration may be self-inquiry and see if YOU are holding you back when it comes to being authentic, especially in your relationship.
Some questions to ask: Do you openly and freely express yourself and your needs? Are you feeling free to be YOU in your relationship? How are YOU holding yourself back in these ways? Is the person you’re with not a good match, but you’re staying in it anyways? Are you feeling bored in your relationship? What can you do to be more fully and freely yourself?
It’s common to think we need to leave something or someone because we’re unable to be who we want to be or feel the excitement we want to be feeling, but is this always true? Maybe look inside yourself and explore if you are bringing your unique and creative self fully and authentically into your relationship. If not, see how or why you hold yourself back and use this opportunity during the 24th - 29th period to explore, open, and even perhaps resolve and break free from the conflict inside yourself. How can you create ways to express from a place of who you naturally are?
This internal processing and releasing of yourself from whatever stuck patterns you feel inside of you will help you in the last days of August when Venus and Saturn come to oppose each other in the sky. Read below!
Venus opposes Saturn
August 27th - 31st
When Venus and Saturn oppose each other from the 27th through the 29th, this can bring productive focus or even a make-it-or-break-it feeling around the challenging dynamics or situations you have been focusing on in your relationships. When Saturn is involved with Venus, it’s time to get real, practical, and grounded with any issues you’re having with each other. It is also good to know that Saturn can make things feel harder and heavier than they are. Be aware of this if you are working through situations coming up in your relationship at the end of August.
There is a greater seriousness with Saturn that can help you show up and want to do the work it takes to get to the next place. Take a measure of kindness with yourself and others. Try not to be too hard on yourself, your partner, or the other people or forces at play in whatever challenging situations come up. Be focused and intentional, and bring that personal agency lovingly.
New Moon Virgo
8/27/22 1:17 AM
New Moons create a monthly reset point, a new beginning of a 29-day cycle. The New Moon in Virgo on the 27th can open the energy around the need to plan, organize, and create more structure in your life, which can feel nourishing to your emotional body as the summer season is winding down. The Virgo New Moon comes at this same time every year and offers a feeling of needing to reign in the wild energies of the previous months and settle more as Autumn approaches. If you have kids, this aligns well with the “back-to-school” routine and flow.
This year the Virgo New Moon coincides with the Venus/Saturn opposition described above. All the grounded focus on relationship goals set in motion here are given greater emotional depth with a need to bring in practical solutions.
Virgo is also known to have perfectionist qualities as there’s an extra awareness of how things can be better. In this examination, one can become more critical of the things that don’t seem right to them. Under this new moon, this energy may become more emphasized in you. Given that the moon rules your emotional body, the perfectionist/criticizing energy may show up and affect your emotional wellbeing. I recommend self-exploration and seeing what things, situations, and people in your life you find yourself being critical of, even if it is towards yourself. In this awareness, how can you shift towards more openness and flexibility in your thinking towards whatever you discover? Get real with what you feel you want to change, and as you continue this work, take care to lean forward with love, kindness, and willingness to work in harmony with all that exists in your life.
Based on the planetary energies of this month, each of these weeks of August takes you through a relationship journey, whether you are in one or not. Towards the end of the month, you may finally feel more clarity about which direction you are going with each other. Are you working it out? Making new commitments to each other? Are you feeling the need to end things? Saturn is still in retrograde until October 23rd, so it may not be entirely settled one way or another right now, but you’ll have more clarity on what needs to happen.
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 over 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.