This week seems like a bit of a pause before things pick up and you get super busy. Whatever you decided to commit to is emotionally up for negotiation, scrutiny, and a change in perspective.
Thanks to Venus joining the Sun over the weekend, you’re starting a new 8 year cycle with your love, money, abundance, prosperity, and expansion in your Leo house(s) of your birth chart. Anne Ortelee—one of my favorite astrologers—suggests you light a candle and write down your vision for the Leo area(s) in your chart. What do you want to manifest for the next 8 years? What is your heart’s desire? What’s important to you? Put it down on paper on Monday and Tuesday.
On Saturday, the Leo Sun squares off with Saturn. This marks when your ego (Sun) realizes the transformation (Scorpio) you made through discipline & hard work (Saturn). Think about what you’ve been through since Oct. 2012. How have you grown in the area Leo resides in your chart?
Early Sunday morning the Sun rises in the sign of Virgo at 6:22 AM. The work we complete under the Virgo Sun will be on point since the Sun is answering to Virgo’s ruler Mercury, which is currently in Virgo. Putting yourself on a schedule, planning your day, and doing tasks to increase your bank account is going to pay off big time. Prioritizing tasks is going to be an important skill to develop.
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Moon entered Virgo | Sat. 8/15 @ 3:46 AM
As the week begins, the Moon is still in Virgo. On Monday @ 1:16 PM the Virgo Moon is flirting with Saturn, prompting you to check in with your desire for order and organization and how that’s informing your current professional transformation. How are you working daily to achieve your ambitions? Think on it Monday afternoon.
Moon enters Libra | Mon. 8/17 @ 4:23 PM
The Moon moves into harmony-seeking Libra, putting your emotional focus back on your relationships. This Moon is answering to Venus which is currently retrograde. Review your partnerships and what you want. Your relationships also include the ones you have with your customers or clients.
On Tuesday morning you’ll be in the mood to get things done thanks to Mars harmonizing with the Moon. You’ll also be susceptible to self-deception in your relationships thanks to Neptune’s contact with the Moon that day. In the evening, you may feel an internal struggle about what it’s going to take to transform your relationships. Don’t worry about that. Trust the process.
Wednesday morning you’ll be considering how you’re asserting yourself as a unique individual in your partnerships. Where can you be more forceful? Where could you compromise?
You’ll be a social butterfly from 9:42 AM to 10:56 PM on Wednesday. Get out and meet new people or connect with your tried and true folks.
Moon enters Scorpio | Thu. 8/20 @ 5:24 AM
Early Thursday morning, the Moon moves into mysterious & intense Scorpio. The Scorpio Moon harmonizes with Jupiter to help you banish any bad emotional mojo that’s getting in the way of developing healthier habits. This Moon is also being challenged by Mars to help you see where you may not be acting in your own best interest, and what you can do to stop that. Act from the heart, not from fear.
This Scorpio Moon represents endings, which may result in an emotional heaviness or sadness to the end of the week. Considering that Saturn (our planetary teacher of lessons) is in the homestretch of Scorpio before it goes into Sagittarius in 4 weeks, whatever we’re saying goodbye to this week is somewhat final.
Moon enters Sagittarius | Sat. 8/22 @ 4:41 PM
Saturday afternoon, the Moon journeys into Sagittarius, giving you a dose of optimism, the strength to let things go. Scorpio dredges up the murk and muck of our lives, then Sagittarius dumps it in the trash and moves on to the next adventure.
You’ll be feeling more upbeat and dreamy over the weekend. This Sagittarius Moon wants you to enjoy yourself because the Virgo Sun marks the beginning of the end of Summer.
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and it rightfully represents expansion, abundance, luck, possibility, travel, risk, and opportunities. It multiplies anything it touches, for better or worse. As the myth goes, Jupiter is the son of Saturn, the ruler of hard work, discipline, and control. Saturn liked to eat his children out of fear, but Jupiter survived despite his father’s efforts. Jupiter teaches us that if you’re willing to work through the challenges and obstacles (Saturn), you will succeed and live to tell the tale.
Virgo is the sign of personal heath, nutrition, diligence, daily work, routine, service, self improvement, duty, and employment. Virgo is practical, analytical, and loves when there’s a system in place. Virgo is all about working smart, hard, and efficiently.
Here’s what to do while Jupiter is in Virgo:
Plan Your Work
In business, Jupiter rules visionary thinking, marketing, and public relations. Get comfortable with making detailed plans, lists, outlines, etc. Virgo likes order and efficiency, and it loves having a task to complete. Write out your vision for the next 6 months, 12 months, and years ahead. Don’t be afraid to describe the nitty gritty. Get granular.
Organize Your Day
When it comes to planning how you’re going to achieve those goals, you have to have a daily schedule to follow. Tinker with your schedule and determine what works best for you. Taking care of the little things every day will yield the biggest rewards. If you’re looking for a way to get organized, look into the Passion Planner.
Work Your Plan
You can do all the planning in the world, but nothing beats putting in the work needed to get the job done. As I said before Jupiter will bring you many opportunities, but it’s up to you to take them and work for them. Look for some productivity hacks and implement them. Doing the work is the goal.
Adopt A Healthier Lifestyle
Health and nutrition fall under the domain of Virgo. Are you working out regularly? Are you eating a balanced diet with lots of veggies and fruits? Do you make your self-care a priority? Making time to stay healthy will help you keep up with that demanding schedule you’ve created for yourself. Use the energy of the next 12 months to build a better body so you can get more done.
Focus Your Efforts
Let’s face it: Virgo is picky. So why spread yourself paper thin trying to do everything under the Sun? Choose a few projects or endeavors to focus your attention on. Pick a core group of people to serve as a business owner or to have around you as you progress in your career. Not every opportunity is a good one. It can be tough to turn an offer down, but having a focus for your work is essential to being the best.
Create A Writing Practice
This Jupiter cycle is begging for you to put what you know down on paper–or screen–so people can buy it up. Jupiter rules publishing, literary efforts, and disseminating information on a global level. This is a fabulous time to crank out that book, course, novella, or whatever that you’ve been dying to do.
Become An Apprentice
Jupiter rules Sagittarius which deals with knowledge and higher education. Virgo appreciates the daily work it takes to be a master. If there’s a skill you want to develop and become a pro, start looking for where you can become an apprentice again. I’m planning to take classes with my astrological idols so I can deepen my knowledge and pay my dues. Speaking of payments…
Water Your Money
Jupiter in Virgo is a time where the work you put in can result in a great deal of financial growth and prosperity. Virgo represents the time of the year when you reap the harvest. Harvesting is rewarding when you’ve watered, weeded, and tended to your garden daily. If you want your bank account to grow, you have to water it with consistent effort. During Jupiter in Virgo, you may find yourself working so much that you don’t spend much money. If there’s a financial goal you’re trying to reach (paying off debt, making a big purchase, saving for a trip), this is a fabulous time to use the self-discipline Jupiter in Virgo is providing.
Jupiter is in Virgo from August 11, 2015 until September 9, 2016.
This week is brimming with positivity around productivity. It will be tough, but discipline is the name of the game. If you want to be great, you have to commit to being consistently great. Work hard, then you can play hard.
First thing Tuesday morning, Jupiter enters Virgo and gives a boost of energy to get things done. Virgo is about putting in consistent, daily work. Do you need to develop better work and health habits? Virgo needs an answer and expects your response to be thorough and detailed. You need to examine and evaluate how you’re taking care of yourself. You’ll be more apt to commit to a self-care routine while Jupiter is in Virgo for the next year.
Jupiter moving into Virgo kicks off a 12 year cycle in your area of daily work. The steps you take in the coming week(s) are setting the stage for the next 8-12 years of your life. Break out the Post-Its, grab markers, get some pens, find some paper, and get to planning. Get detailed when you write down what you envision for the next several years of your life. For those who are seeking to grow their business or advance their career, this is the time to put in the work. Jupiter in Virgo is giving you the practical enthusiasm needed to build something to last.
Venus is retrograde in Leo asking you to review what you want deep down in your heart. Are your needs and desires being met in your relationships? Are your partner’s needs being met? Ask them. Have a conversation and get details. Leave no major question unanswered. Give specifics when they ask questions of you.
Saturn has done so much work to present you with your emotional truth when it backstroked in Scorpio. Now that it’s direct, you’re clearing out the last bits of muck that have kept you from committing to someone, something, or anything. Perhaps you haven’t been committed to your work. You may have allowed fear (or laziness disguised as fear) to keep you in a holding pattern with your latest projects or ventures. While it may be painful to see, it’s the perfect catalyst for your transformation into someone new.
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Moon enters Cancer | Mon. 8/10 @ 8:08 AM
Monday morning the Moon snuggles into its home sign of Cancer, giving you a moment to collect yourself and get in touch with your feelings. You can get a lot of work done under a Cancer Moon, but it’s important to balance that with self-care and nurturing. Take small breaks throughout the day to boost productivity. Try using the Pomodoro Technique of working for a set amount of time, taking a break, then getting back to work.
Tuesday, the Moon opposes Pluto and asks you to consider what emotions you’ve been holding onto that are destroying your relationships. Do you need to let something go? Do you need to call attention to something so your relationship can move forward? You’re in the mood to transform your relationships or at least how you feel about them. Give it some serious thought and take action. Even if it’s a simple conversation. Mercury being in clear-headed and detail-oriented Virgo has your back.
This Cancer Moon is also asking you what do you need to feel secure and what are you willing to do to make that a reality. How can you find creative but nurturing solutions to break yourself out of this rut? Check in with your body, mind, and spirit. See what needs work and commit to doing it. You will thank yourself soon that you did.
If you want to get some solid work done, block out Tuesday 10:27 PM to Wednesday 4:52 PM.
Moon enters Leo | Wed. 8/12 @ 4:52 PM
Wednesday afternoon the Moon moves into Leo, increasing your desire for recognition and appreciation. With so much of the sky hanging out in Leo—Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars—the desires of your heart are blazing hot and they need to be expressed in some way. What do you want most for your career? What lights you up about your business? What can do you to make sure you maintain your confidence? These are things that the Leo Moon wants to know.
Recognize your repeat clients. Showcase their latest achievements. Give them the spotlight. Offer a discount for a product or service you offer. Find a way to give your clients some shine.
The Leo New Moon hits on Friday at 10:53 AM. This Moon is important because it’s giving us a fresh start in terms of what we want on a heart level. Fortune favors the bold. I know I keep asking you about what you want/need/desire, but there’s a reason. Your desires are what drive your decisions. It also fuels your creativity, which is ruled by Leo. How are you shining in the world? Are you expressing yourself fully? How’s your relationship with your children (your own mini-creations)? If you don’t have children, do you want any? How’s your romantic life? Could you use a bit more grandeur in your love life? Or could you be the one that needs to be more romantic towards your partner? Set that intention. Get clear on what you want because we’re shaping the next decade or so of our lives right now.
Moon enters Virgo | Sat. 8/15 @ 3:46 AM
The weekend belongs to the Virgo Moon which asks us to get to work. Taking small daily actions will help you build something lasting. Shortly after it’s ingress, the Virgo Moon joins Jupiter to expand your need to be productive. Clean up your space. Create your new healthy meal plan for the next several months. Optimize your daily schedule. Find where you’re wasting time and adjust accordingly. Take care of the little details.
Look at the products and services you offer. Is it time to revamp? Maybe something isn’t selling as well as you thought it would. Maybe your customers have been asking you about something you hadn’t intended to offer, but now you’re considering it. Review if you’re serving your clients as well as you could. Make no major changes or decisions right now since Venus (the ruler of your relationships and finances) is still retrograde. Do the research and see what folks have to say, then take action after 10/9.
It’s not going to be easy to get yourself over this productivity hump. But it will be completely worth it. If you’re looking to get on top of things, try the Consistency Cleanse that Mattie James of Mattieologie is currently offering as a 5-day email course. The energy is available for you to make huge strides and drastic transformations in your life and business, but you MUST do the work. There are no shortcuts.
For those that are self-employed or looking to get ahead, hunker down and get to work Saturday 8/15 @ 9:30 PM to Monday 8/17 @ 1:16 PM. The Moon, Mercury, and Jupiter will all be in Virgo, providing the solid ground you need to build your foundation.
This is a good but busy week. Monday through Wednesday is great for promotion. Get out there and let people know who you are and what you do.
Saturn went direct over the weekend, so any stalled projects may begin picking up speed again. Saturn is currently in the last degrees of Scorpio, so depending on where Scorpio is in your chart, that’s the area of your life where Saturn is asking you to commit. Face the things that are holding you back from transforming into your higher self. This is the last time Saturn will be in Scorpio for another 30 years, so if there’s something you don’t want to deal with until then, let it go now. As in right now.
Friday afternoon, Mercury moves into Virgo, which it rules. Mercury, the planet of communication, travel, and commerce, being in Virgo lends a detailed, objective eye to everything we see. It’s also great for checking things for accuracy and solving problems. If you’ve been looking for the impetus to organize your thoughts and communicate them effectively, Mercury in Virgo is the answer to your prayers.
On Saturday, Mars enters Leo, bringing you a heavy dose of confidence in everything you do. If you harness this energy along with giving Saturn his due, you could see leadership opportunities manifest for you sooner than later. Now until 9/24 is a time to be bold and daring.
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Moon entered Pisces | Sat. 8/1 @ 6:36 PM
While the Moon is in Pisces on Monday, you may wake up thinking about whether you’ve properly expressed and satisfied your needs. The more you help yourself, the more you can help others. Are you getting what you need from your relationships? Are you thinking big enough creatively? What does your heart (ruled by Leo) desire? Take some time to meditate on this or create in your preferred artistic medium.
Moon enters Aries | Mon. 8/3 @ 7:24 PM
Monday evening, the Moon blazes into Aries, lighting a match under Mars in Cancer which answers to the ever-changing Moon. If you’ve been wondering why your energy levels have been up, down, off, weird, or unpredictable, this is why. Use some of that excess energy to hit the gym or do some yoga. Any physical activity should help clear your head.
Wednesday, you may feel rebellious, angry, or combative, leading to a potential power struggle or confrontation. Avoid petty squabbles, but be open for a serious and meaningful conversation. Be honest about your emotions and your role in the situation—positive or negative. Do not cling to being the blameless victim.
Moon enters Taurus | Wed. 8/5 @ 9:29 PM
Under the Taurus Moon, it’s a great idea to go through your finances and budget thoroughly. You should be doing this consistently during Venus Rx, but it’ll be less daunting under this practical, value-conscious Moon. Don’t take any drastic action. If you’re looking to make a change to your finances, research and map out the plan now, then execute after 9/6.
When thinking about your dreams, what can you determine are the things you value? Taurus rules your personal income, self-esteem, values, and possessions. Let’s say you dream of owning a fabulous home. Maybe you value security, family, luxury, or ownership. Examine your dreams and look at what your dreams mean to you. Do this in preparation for when the Moon harmonizes with Pluto who wants to know what you’re willing to do to transform that dream into reality.
Moon enters Gemini | Sat. 8/8 @ 1:40 AM
With the Moon in Gemini you may feel like a busy body with too much to do. The Gemini Moon will be answering to Mercury which is in Virgo, so this is a good time to get clear on what your next steps are in your business/career. Do some 6-12 month planning, maybe even longer term if you’re feeling brave. Jupiter & Venus in Leo are giving you some heart room to think big if that’s what you truly want.
Plan out your new products or services for the next year and how you’ll position them to sell. Maybe you’ve decided speaking gigs is the way for you. No matter what new thing you want to do, take time this weekend to determine how this marketing represents who you are, how you can distinguish yourself from the crowd, how you can reach people differently, and if what you’re offering fulfills your customer’s deepest desire.
Friday morning, we witness a rare occurrence of a Blue Moon in the electrifying sign of Aquarius. A blue moon is when there are two full moons in one month. No matter which way you slice it, this is a very powerful full moon.
This Aquarius Full Moon is about letting go of things that are in the way of you achieving true personal freedom. Aquarius loves to be a rebel, be unique, and stand up for what it believes in.
Aquarius’ motto is “I know”. Have you ever noticed some Aquarians who seem to always get what they want? That’s because Aquarius knows what many of us don’t—you can create the life you want as long as it’s what YOU want. Not your family, society, the world, anyone else. If you’re chasing someone else’s dream, then you’ll never truly succeed.
Whatever you choose to focus on will grow under this Full Moon, so be mindful when writing down what you’re releasing with this Aquarius Full Moon, because Aquarius is future focused, and it will have no problem zapping things into the past.
This Full Moon is about letting go of things that don’t serve you or making changes to manifest what you want. This could mean letting go of people in your network, friends, hopes & wishes (for things that aren’t authentic & customized for you), and ideals—all Aquarius ruled things.
Things to Do Under the Full Aquarius Moon
connect with friends
write down your fabulous ideas
get clear on what freedom means to you
evaluate your network
speak your personal truth
begin to make peace with who you are
let go of the fear that’s keeping you in your comfort zone
There won’t be another blue moon until 2018, so it’s important that you capitalize on this potent energy.
What are you releasing from your life under the energy of this Full Moon?