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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Cancer (6/21 - 7/23)
Get creative with your resources during the first few weeks of August. The Leo Sun will be illuminating your 2nd house of money and self-worth, making it a great month to let your talents shine and attract lucrative opportunities. On August 22nd, the Sun will move into Virgo, and you’ll have the ability to express yourself eloquently. What ideas would you like to present that require attention to detail?
This month, you’re due for some psychological exploration on your own or with an intimate partner. You’ll likely discover some information you’ve been hiding from yourself or that others have been hiding from you. It could be tempting to make bold moves, but the current astrology encourages you to sit with your feelings for now. Mercury will be retrograde from August 12th to September 5th. During the first days of August, we’ll already be in the “shadow phase” of this phenomenon, which discourages initiating action. With Mercury in retrograde through your 3rd house of communication and learning, it will be a great month for self-analysis and digging into relationship dynamics.
Just when Uranus reaches the final degrees of Aries, it will station retrograde on August 3rd, prolonging its journey through this sign until mid-May of 2018. (However, it will dip back into Aries briefly November 2018 - early March 2019.) When Uranus goes retrograde this month, you could find yourself rebelling against your current work situation or other systems you participate in. You’ll be discovering that some of the agreements you’ve made with authority figures in your life may not be working for you anymore.
In the coming months, you’ll be gaining a stronger sense of self and how you want to contribute to the world through the paid or unpaid work you do. Although you may feel impatient to make some big changes, do some research instead, as the timing isn’t right to jump into anything new. When Uranus stations direct on January 2, 2018, you will be in a stronger position to make personal and professional transitions.
This month, we’ll experience two Eclipses that will offer powerful realizations and the inspiration for new beginnings. On August 7th, the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius will emphasize your 8th house of intimacy and shared finance as well as your 2nd house of finance and self worth. It will be time to open your eyes to realities related to these areas of life. Do your best to review your situations with a detached viewpoint, as this eclipse can stir up excessive emotional drama.
On the 21st, a Solar Eclipse in Leo will put the emphasis on your finances and values. Solar Eclipses often promote endings and beginnings. Because Mercury will be retrograde, focus on what you need to release from your life at this time. What material possessions are you holding onto that may be a drain on your resources? Consider what you truly value and downsize accordingly. By simplifying now, you’ll be preparing to invite more money into your life during the second half of September when the Mercury retrograde energy clears.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Today's Astrological Weather
Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017
Mercury stations retrograde on Saturday. It will be a good week to review your work with an eye for detail. Networking will be supported mid-week. ... more