Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August Sun. Kent Nerburn
FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE – AUGUST 7, 2017 IN AQUARIUS –
This eclipse promises to bring resolution to matters related to the areas in our charts based on our time of birth. This eclipse have activates, one way or another, pleasant or not, areas in our lives that need our immediate attention. As the Sun and Moon oppose emotions are scattered. It’s time to pick up the pieces and place them where they belong. Those born under Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus are mainly affected. However those born under Cancer will always feel the effects of the Full Moon as it rules your own sign.
SOLAR ECLIPSE MOON IN TAURUS – AUGUST 13, 2017
Eclipses also bring a concentration of experience, which can feel like a lot of life is packed into a short period of time. Time is already moving fast and this Eclipse in Taurus just hastens the desire to get things moving punching it at warp speed. The addition of these eclipses could feel like punching it to warp speed. I suggest rather than just hanging on for the ride, lean into it and guide where you go through focused action
MERCURY RETROGRADE IN VIRGO –
As Mercury, the planet of chat retrogrades from August 12. 2017 to September 5, 2017, communication in most arena will be lost. Review, plan, and mental awareness are imminent during this time. As Mercury retrogrades from Virgo back to Leo, we find ourselves being more analytical, as well as finicky, with a possibility of being more critical in our everyday thinking. It’s important to be aware that do words count
~SUN IN VIRGO AUG 22, 2017 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 21 _
August/ September will be a time where the Mercurial energy of Virgo is felt. The Sun’s transit of Virgo brings the focus as the beginning of the harvest season unfolds, the summer crops. While the Sun moves through Virgo, we have the opportunity to make transitions, although in this case, any major moves should be held off until Mercury, the planet of chart, retrograde cycle subsides in September. As the Sun in Virgo is at odds with transiting Saturn, those born under Pisces, Virgo and Gemini will do well to coast with regards to work and/or personal relationships.
Aries: March 21-April 20 – Getting in shape, focusing on fitness is the key this month as influences in Virgo stimulate your health-house. In addition, this can and will be your month to pull it all together, to establish better habits all around. Eclipse in Taurus in your money house cautions you to not spend foolishly. Better yet, use this period to reorganize your money, placing more importance on savings not spending. .TheLunar Eclipse in Aquarius highlight friendships, time to take a personal inventory.
Taurus:April – May 21- Though change is difficult for you this months Eclipse in Taurus brings to light a need to diversify your life, allowing you to step out of the box, setting limits if you must, but also taking a chance. Moreover, though you may feel a bit dismayed by your current money situation, not without surprise, your financial situation may ease up considerably within the next few weeks, You may see yourself being torn between work and play as the Lunar eclipse hovers over your career house, pulling Mars in Leo into your area of home. It’s a toss up as to which way to turn. .
Gemini: ( May 22-June 21)- For the next few weeks or so, as the Solar Eclipse targets that hidden sector of your life, importance is placed on creating healthy resolutions for yourself, and clearing messages and old patterns from the past. In addition, the Lunar Eclipse in sync to your own sign, adds life and purpose to every given situation.. In the past few months your tendency to do it all may have caused you to feel overwhelmed, and totally exasperated. So now just take a deep breathe and just allow nature to take its course. On the flip side Mercury in your area of home may trigger unwarranted family issues. Better to pull back then jump in unprepared.
Cancer ( June 22-July 23)- The framework of your life at this time seems to be focused on how you see yourself as well as how others may perceive you. Take this time to focus on your given priorities, while trying not to jump into deep waters. As the Solar Eclipse creates a nice balance to your own sign you may see yourself more social, more willing to expand your outlook with friends and co-workers. A nice balance indeed. The Lunar Eclipse however may cause you to become more fixated on money related matters.
Leo ( July 24-Aug 23)-. In the past, so much of your life depended on what you gave to others. This is clearly a time to focus on yourself. Changes are a definite specifically in areas that govern work matters as the Eclipse hovers at the 10th house of work and career.. In addition, this months Lunar eclipse in your area of partners places a limelight on partnerships, work and personal related. Priorities being a must, take time to reexamine.
Virgo ( Aug 24-Sept 23)- It has been said that the secret of life is consistency, and you for one are always constant. However, major planetary influences in your life, specifically Mercury in your own sign now in retrograde, clearly signifies that one chapter in your life has now closed, now it’s on to the next chapter. Relationships, business and personal, during this time, may go through a major transition with the Solar Eclipse in Taurus in your area of higher thought.
Libra ( Sept 24-Oct 23)- A twelfth house transiting Jupiter clearly is all about reinvention and clearing your mind to make room for what is ahead. A very strong cycle in which you begin to see resolution. Also, it’s important to be aware of health related matters. In addition, changes in your personal house may finally allow you to get what you were looking for.
Scorpio ( Oct 24-Nov 22)- Approach business matters with confidence this week, place your best foot forward, and make the best of what is being given to you. You should be in fine form and ready to meet any of the challenges ahead. However, your area of friendships may go through a turning point, although the end result is always favorable..
Sagittarius ( Nov 23-Dec 21)- This is a tough yet productive cycle for all of you optimistic Sag’s as you’re being aspect from three different angles, mainly Mercury, the planet of chat, now transiting in Virgo. Communication can be muffled, unpredictable to say the least, so watch your words carefully. . In addition to all of this the eclipse taking place in your area of health could be a start of a new routine as you see yourself becoming more aware of health habits. It is up to you to take the reins.Also your area of work may undergo a change, as you see yourself pulling away from your present position. In addition to all of this,your love life may shift a bit, as your tolerance level goes uncharted, so patience really is a virtue. However with Jupiter, your ruling sign in Libra,, matters of the heart seem to flourish.
Capricorn ( Dec 22-Jan 20)- A mixture of challenging yet interesting aspects are transiting your natal Suns specifically speaking Jupiter in Virgo. As it provides you the wherewithal to make changes you wouldn’t necessarily make, it also increases your sense of urgency. Also, your money cycle may undergo a shift as you find yourself pulling from different resources. Your relationships may feel a bit threat sensitive, therefore you may find yourself letting go of obstacles that have barricaded your path.
Aquarius ( Jan 21-Feb 19)- Relationships, specifically love related may have the tendency to overwhelm you this week.. Pay special attention to what others may be telling you. Focus on what really matters. This can and will be a prosperous week for all concerned as Jupiter in your money house can courage good results. A strong yet fruitful stage in your life is about to begin.
Pisces ( Feb 20- March 20)- For many of you, this is a much need time for introspection, although Jupiter in your area of partnerships leaves little room, This period will definitely force you out of your cocoon. Use this time to work on your creativity, focus on taking a better look at yourself and your partnerships. Use this time to your advantage.
Astrological Tips: Pace yourselves considerably. Don’t make unnecessary large purchases. Take care when traveling.
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