Your Weekly Astrology Forecast for August 19–27, 2018

This week holds two beneficial trine aspects that color our world with good energy and possibilities: Jupiter-Neptune (Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces), exact on Sunday, August 19, and Saturn-Uranus (Saturn in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus). Jupiter-Neptune is an uplifting, visionary, artistic aspect that can lift our spirits. Saturn-Uranus is a combination that can discover and innovate, and apply practical structure and grit to manifest brilliant, breakthrough ideas.

The Sun is in playful Leo for a few more days, and then shifts to practical, hardworking earth sign Virgo on August 22. After summer fun and leisure, it’s back to school and back to work. Mercury has just turned direct. Communication will start to clear, though Mercury is still in its shadow until September 2.

Creative Energy Starts the Week Off Right

Sunday’s big cosmic event is the exact trine of Jupiter and Neptune. This other-worldly, creative energy is amplified by benefic lunar aspects to Mercury and Venus. Think big and colorful and imagine how you could realize some of your big dreams. The fiery Sagittarius Moon ignites a sense of adventure.

We are lucky to be gifted with another day warmed by the sunny Sagittarius Moon on Monday, which is in a flowing trine to the Sun in fixed fire Leo. Light the beginning of your work week with the glow of this warm, brilliant, luminous energy.

Work is Highlighted Early in the Week with the Moon in Action-Oriented Capricorn

Tuesday and Wednesday are powerful work days when a lot can be accomplished. The Moon is in action-oriented cardinal earth Capricorn where it is industrious and goal-oriented. Tuesday this hard-working Moon forms an Earth Grand Trine with Uranus and Saturn.

Wednesday the Sun ingresses into hard-working Virgo. The Capricorn Moon conjuncts powerful Pluto and makes benefic sextiles to Neptune and Jupiter. If you have a goal or a project to be started or moved forward, Tuesday and Wednesday are two excellent days to give your focused energy, attention and muscle to the tasks.

Thursday is an edgy day and may bring some irritations. A Moon-Mars conjunction begins a short Void of Course (VoC) Moon period Thursday morning from 7:19–9:56am PDT. It may be hard to get focused, so allow yourself to follow your energy where it wants to go until the Moon moves into Aquarius at 9:56am. A Moon-Uranus square in the afternoon may take us off course or present some surprises. The Moon conjuncts the South Node later, adding the third edgy alignment to the day; however, with the Moon in air sign Aquarius, we may be able to detach from the entanglements. Go slowly and carefully on Thursday, think outside of the box, and temper frustrations that may come your way.

The Sun Moves into Virgo toward the Week’s End, Bringing Order Out of Chaos

On Friday, the Virgo Sun loves to create order out of chaos. The Aquarius Moon loves to create chaos out of order. Thus, the day’s energies are mixed with tendencies toward order and chaos. By evening the Moon is forming a sweet trine to Venus. Make it a social evening with friends.

Saturday the Moon is VoC all day in Aquarius. This is not a definitive day for shopping or decision making. However, the Virgo Sun forms a Grand Earth trine with Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. This would be a good day to make great strides with a project, or to put your finances in order and consider how you can create more wealth.

Inspired Energy Brings Forward Motion Next Week

The Full Moon in Pisces lights the sky on Sunday. The Pisces Moon makes benefic sextiles to Uranus and Saturn, infusing the Grand Earth Trine with even more benefic energy. This is yet another glorious day with great promise. Imagine, be inspired, and create!

Mars turns stationary direct on Monday, after having been in retrograde motion for two months. Our energy is now in forward motion. Visionary, expansive planets combine in benefic aspects to color this day with vision and beauty. Be inspired and position yourself in forward motion.

The Week in Short

Sunday: Imagine how you will realize your dreams.

Monday: Warm, sunny, glowing day.

Tuesday: Powerful work day.

Wednesday: Apply, focus, attention, and muscle to get a lot accomplished.

Thursday: Edgy day. Think outside the box and temper frustrations.

Friday: Themes of order and chaos combine in a mixed day. Meet friends for a social evening.

Saturday: Moon VoC all day. Sun forms grand earth trine; a lot can be accomplished.

Sunday: Glorious, creative day with great promise.

Monday: Mars turns direct. Visionary, beautiful day to move things forward.

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About the author

Cathy Coleman, PhD, is an East-West Astrologer, meaning she incorporates both Western and Eastern astrological principles and analyses into her readings. She holds a doctoral degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been a practitioner of astrology for over 35 years. She is an NCGR-PAA (National Council of Geocosmic Research-Professional Astrological Association) Level IV Consulting Astrologer. She was in the first graduating class of the Online College of Astrology (OCA)—now the International Academy of Astrology, and the Online College of Vedic Astrology, is a certified Astro*Carto*Grapher, and is an ISAR (International Society of Astrological Research)-Certified Astrological Professional. She was president of Kepler College from 2001–2003. 

Cathy is the president of the NCGR San Francisco Chapter and lives in Sonoma with her husband, Ralph Metzner. Her mission is to help people express the full potential of their lives and navigate through challenges using the ancient knowledge and wisdom of Eastern and Western astrology.