A Week of Playfulness, Exploration and Breakthrough

Published on August 12, 2019

Article by Cathy Coleman for Bodhi Tree


Mercury joins the symphony of planets (the Sun, Mars, Venus, and Juno) in fixed fire Leo, calling us to express our creative passions and enthusiasm this week. Take advantage of the next ten days, with the Sun basking in Leo’s playful summer energy. Jupiter makes benefic trines to the stellium in Leo. We are fired up with possibilities. On Sunday, August 11, Jupiter stationed and turned direct in motion and Uranus stationed and turned retrograde, infusing us with creative ideas.

hard work and productivity jump start the week 

Monday is primed for hard work and productivity. The Capricorn Moon conjuncts both Saturn and Pluto, the compelling planets whose demands we cannot ignore. Lean into your work with vigor and make this a productive day.

curiosity engages mid-week

The detached, objective Aquarius Moon is at its brightest of the month Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, perfecting as a Full Moon on Thursday. With the Moon in Aquarius, we seek to gather with friends and groups, especially colorful groups of people from different cultures and walks of life. We are curious. These are great days to engage with people who are different from yourself. If you are traveling, see what you can learn about new cultures and socio-political happenings. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are excellent for gathering with groups and friends. Try a new cuisine, or invite friends over for an experimental dinner.

Tuesday might surprise you, or take you off track, with the Moon in an edgy square to Uranus. Wednesday offers positive energy from a Moon-Jupiter sextile.

The Full Moon in Aquarius (Moon)-Leo (Sun) tropically arrives on Thursday morning at 5:29 a.m. PDT, at 22:24 degrees of Aquarius tropically. This Full Moon combines the serious, objective, mature energies of Aquarius with the playfulness of Leo. The enthusiastic Leo Sun is amplified by four other planets in Leo: Mercury, Venus, Juno and Mars. Aquarius needs a lot of space to think, and the freedom to detach as needed. A Uranus-Mercury square demands something similar. This Full Moon may result in someone pulling away, or creating distance to fulfill their needs. Consciously consider your own needs for healthy detachment and liberation to decide how to care for yourself.

brilliant ideas and breakthroughs wrap up the week

On Friday, the Mercury-Uranus square perfects, again encouraging free thinking. The Mercury-Uranus aspect, coupled with a Moon-Jupiter sextile, galvanizes brilliant ideas and breakthroughs. You may find resolution to the emotional needs that were stirred on Wednesday and Thursday by the energy of the Full Moon.

Saturday is a day of mixed energies. On one hand we drift into an easy day. The Moon is in Pisces conjunct Neptune, for double dreaminess. On the other hand, Mars and Pluto are activated. While this could lead to frustration, the Mars-Pluto energy can be proactively harnessed to get some things done. Note that the Moon is void of course at 3:34 p.m. PDT, so if you have weekend shopping to do, get it done before the Moon goes VoC.

We may have a slow start to Sunday, but once the Moon bounces into Mars-ruled Aries at 9:33 a.m. PDT, the day picks up speed and demands adventure and pleasurable activity like a bike ride or hike.

The Week in Short

Monday: Demanding, productive day

Tuesday: Make time for friends, and expect something unexpected.

Wednesday: Possibilities to be shared with friends.

Thursday: Full Moon in Aquarius. Balance responsibilities with play. Take some space to meditate on your own needs.

Friday: Free thinking day that can result in good solutions, brilliant ideas and breakthroughs.

Saturday: Mixed day of dreaminess and demand for hard work. 

Sunday: Active day for a call to adventure.

Published on: August 12, 2019

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