This week we see Uranus turn retrograde, a full moon in Aquarius and the sun leaving Leo and entering Virgo.
Thursday, Aug. 19: Today, Uranus goes retrograde. When outer planets like Uranus go retrograde, their energy is intensified. So, from a few days before, and a few days after Aug. 19, we can expect Uranus serendipities, revelations and illuminating insights. Uranus will make us more aware of the subtle energies and information that surround us all the time, but are usually more difficult to access. When we tap into Uranus’ energies, when we align ourselves with Uranus, we are on the same frequency as the universe, and gain incredible insight and clarity. Happy 52nd Birthday to Matthew Perry, aka Chandler Bing on “Friends” and, more recently, as Oscar Madison on “The Odd Couple.”
Friday, Aug. 20: The moon is in Aquarius in the same place in the sky as Saturn. This is one of the most stressful days of the year. Emotionally we want to be cool, calm and collected. But what we are presented with is too demanding for that. Confidence and honesty are not an easy combo, but together they are the best. Today, Led Zeppelin lyricist and lead singer Robert Plant celebrates birthday #73.
Saturday, Aug. 21: A powerfully beautiful Venus in Libra brings us a clear picture of why you are here and why you care to know it. British-born actor Kim Cattrall, who was raised in Canada, is best known for portraying Samantha Jones in the hit TV show “Sex and the City.” Today she turns 65.
Sunday, Aug. 22: There are two very important events today: a full moon and the sun leaving Leo to enter Aquarius. Last month we had a full moon in early Aquarius, and this time we have one in the last degree of Aquarius. This is a highly auspicious full moon because it is conjunct with Jupiter. Every time we have two lunations in the same sign (and this doesn’t happen too often) the universe gives us the chance to make things right.
If the new moon in Leo early this month came with a problem, the full moon in Aquarius brings a solution. We will finally be able to connect the dots. Things start to make sense.
Hours later, the sun leaves Leo and enters Virgo. Sometimes we are crystal clear about what we want, but we don’t know what exactly we need to do. And that’s exactly why we have Virgo, which will diligently find manageable tasks and show us what we need to do. The late writer Dorothy Parker was born Aug. 22, 1897. Her most famous quote is: “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.”
Monday, Aug. 23: Even though Venus is in perfect harmony with Saturn today, there is likely still mostly friction in relationships to come from it. That’s how tough a taskmaster Saturn is. Today would be the 42nd birthday of 16-time NBA all-star Kobe Bryant.
Tuesday, Aug. 24: As the moon moves into impulsive Aries, Mercury is opposed by Neptune, causing confusion in our minds. A good idea is to put the brakes on impulsiveness. The Iron Man of baseball, Cal Ripken Jr., turns 61 today.
Wednesday, Aug. 25: The moon in Aries is opposite Venus in her home sign of Libra. Be on guard for blurting out something that is instantly regrettable. It’s birthday #63 for Hollywood director Tim Burton.
Next week, Mercury leaves Virgo and enters Libra.
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