Weekly Horoscope August 9
Written by : managing editor
Category : astrology
this week’s activity starts out with a bang with the new moon in leo and venus’ activation of the jupiter/pluto square occurring on the same day- monday. the new moon is symbolic of new beginnings- yet this one is interacting with nearly every planet in a dynamic (and perhaps intense) way, making this new moon doubly potent. the new moon’s activation of the grand cross points us in the direction of where to put our energy in order to deal with the karmic quickening (aka grand cross energies) that is being activated in our lives. what we are being asked to start anew is not going to be easy or breezy, but it will be karmically good for us. it will push us out of our comfort zones and ask that we truly take responsibility for who we are and how we deal with our own energy. meanwhile with venus, mars and saturn in libra there is a deep lesson happening about our feminine and masculine energies- and how they meet. saturn’s lessons tend to be a bit of a drudge. he forces us to deal with things we’ve been dragging our feet on for weeks (or years, or lifetimes!). learning the lessons ain’t fun- but it’s necessary to move into the next phase of life. both of these astrological occurrences unfold throughout the week, although they are most intensely felt on monday. if you can stay with the intensity and burn through the karmic crap you can move through the alchemical fire and rise above it all like a phoenix out of the ashes.
aries- the new moon on monday falls in your 5th house romance, creativity and children pushing you to start a new chapter in how you love, express yourself and connect to the child within (and without). the grand cross energies are activating the angles of your chart making this a dynamic time of transformative growth- but growth doesn’t happen if you stay in old patterns. learning how to express love in new, expansive ways is part of what you are being asked to do right now. with venus, mars and saturn in your 7th house of relationships learning to master your feminine and masculine energies in balanced ways is key. if you feel a sense of constriction or constraint in relationships right now check to see if something is truly holding you back or if you are being pruned and asked to learn how to think of someone else as much as you think of yourself. you can start a whole new chapter in Love this week if you let yourself soften.
taurus- monday’s new moon falls in your 4th house of home and family making significant new beginnings in your inner life and home life the key to dealing with the intensity of the grand cross energies occurring in your life right now. this new moon is highly activated making it dynamic and intense. the birthing process this new moon requires is something akin to death and rebirth. something old has to pass away so that something new can be born. in your psychological life what needs to be let go of? any intense dynamics in your home or family life are mirroring something back for you- what is it? meanwhile your ruler venus aligns with mars and saturn in your 6th house of work and service asking you to buckle down when it comes to your health and/or the service you provide in the world. saturn demands impeccability of action and intent- self-adjustments can be made this week that alter you inner and outer dynamics profoundly. these adjustments won’t be easy- there are growing pains involved- but they will be fruitful.
gemini- your 3rd house of communication- the house your sign rules- is the home of the new moon on monday, making communication pivotal for you this week (even more so that usual). with the grand cross dynamically involved in this lunation the intensity you’ve been dealing with related to money, shared resources, intimate relationships and/or situations with children require that you speak your Truth in order to deal with what has arisen. you’d think as a gemini speaking anything would be easy- but gemini is a sign that likes to keep things light and fun- so the more difficult conversations that ask you to get real may be things you actually avoid. in order to evolve during this time you must master your communication- there is no way around it. with venus, mars and saturn in your 5th house of romance, creativity and children you are also being asked to master your own feminine and masculine energies in profound ways. look at your romantic relationship, your creative expressions and/or your children and see them all as mirrors. where the yin or yang are out of whack in them- take it as an indicator of what YOU need to look at. if you come at it from this way- you can learn a lot and work through a lot of karma this week.
cancer- with the new moon falling in your 2nd house of money and self-worth you can commence a whole new cycle relating to your own self-esteem and how your abundance consciousness, but this new cycle comes with a price tag. this new moon is dynamically interrelated with the grand cross, which is actually a t-square that is pointing at your sign. any new beginnings you initiate right now will require massive growth and shifting out of old patterns- and the process will not be easy. the most significant growth comes when we learn how prune ourselves first- getting rid of the past is key to moving into the future. with venus, mars and saturn in your 4th house of home and family there are deep structural changes occurring in your relationship to the feminine and masculine within. any dynamics playing out in your external home or family are mirroring your internal processes. mastery of yourself begins in the deepest recesses of your being. this week you have opportunities to go into ever deeper places within to excavate and clear out the debris. don’t put it off- it has to be done at sometime in order to move forward in life.
leo- this new moon falls in your sign making this a pivotal week in your yearly cycle, essentially starting out your new solar year (the other pivotal cycle commences at your solar return). it’s time to do things in a new way- to start a new chapter. this lunation is highly activated by the grand cross making it an important piece in dealing with the intense energies you’ve been experiencing in your life over the past several weeks (and beyond- but it started to get really intense as the sun moved into your sign around july 21st). the key to dealing with any issues involving communication, health, work, or your deepest unconscious fears can be found in this week’s new moon- but it requires that you step out of your comfort zone and do things differently. if ego gets involved it will be a no go. rise above and connect to the Higher Self and you will see your way through. venus, mars and saturn are aligned in your 3rd house of communication asking you to master your communication skills in important ways. with libra in this house you often prefer to communicate from a harmonious, peace loving stance, but there are times when getting your message across requires a heavier energy. saturn is teaching you this lesson- but first you must learn it with yourself. where are you not seeing the Truth within? where are you keeping things light so as to avoid shadow. if you go into the places that scare you this new moon can catapult you onto a whole new level of your evolutionary path.
virgo- monday’s new moon falls in your 12th house of the unconscious, signifying that any new beginnings you intend in the external world must commence on the internal psychic levels of your unconscious. pay attention to your dreams this week! the unconscious communicates through dreams- and important messages can only be delivered if you listen for them. the grand cross is highly activated by this new moon- any intensity you’ve been dealing with in your life related to money, self-worth, romance, or intimacy can be dealt with by going within. remember- everything without is a mirror or a polar opposite reflection of something within. with venus, mars and saturn aligned in your 2nd house of money and self-worth you are being asked to master your own feminine and masculine energies in a way that bolsters your self-esteem. as a very humble, grounded sign learning to realize your own worth is a life-lesson of yours. the new moon in leo- a sign whose confidence and creativity shines- can help you get into contact with parts of yourself that have always been there waiting to be acknowledged. you just have to push past your own karmic crap to access it.
libra- the leo new moon on monday falls in your 11th house of friendship and community- and it is the outlet, but also the activator, of the grand cross energies that are tearing down, restructuring, rebirthing and transforming your life. the new moon is dynamically involved with the grand cross, making any new beginnings you commence regarding your friendships and your place in community key in dealing with old karma and processing of the past. in order to grow we must prune- and this new moon is no exception! your ruler venus aligns with mars and saturn in your sign making the lessons of self-mastery and feminine/masculine balance very, very important for you. learning to express both yin and yang is the key to wholeness, yet teetering between the two and never taking a stand on either end is more like libran indecisiveness. balancing softness with assertion, kindness with will, is your lesson this week.
scorpio- monday’s new moon falls in your 10th house of career and standing in the world pointing to the way out of all the grand cross intensity that has been dynamically activating your chart (and the world) over the past several weeks. any situations involving work, health, communication or deep unconscious fears can be dealt with by starting a new chapter in your life path- but the new chapter that asks to be written will not be easy or quick. it requires work and pruning away of the old- this new moon demands we deal with anything we are not acknowledging! meanwhile venus, mars and saturn are aligned in your 12th house of the unconscious bringing important lessons about self-mastery of the yin and yang within into play. confronting deeply held beliefs and patterns about what the feminine and masculine are and what you are allowed to portray can open up a whole new way of being- but the confrontation of the unconscious required ain’t no walk in the park. with your 12th house so highly activated paying attention to your dreams is key. answers come in the middle of the night that the ego would never allow to come in the light of the day. pay attention to the signs- and let your Soul, rather than your ego, interpret them.
sagittarius- the leo new moon on monday falls in the house your sign rules- the 9th house of beliefs and connection to your Higher Self- making this new moon quite auspicious for you. the intensity of the past weeks (and months) can find an outlet in this new moon, but it requires that you acknowledge shadow and move through limiting patterns and beliefs so that you can make space for the new that wants to be birthed in your life. any situations involving money, self worth, intimacy, friendships or community connections that have been intense can be dealt with and dramatically altered if you change your perception of the bigger picture. connecting to your Higher Self and letting that guide you can make sense of a lot that your ego does not understand. venus, mars and saturn are aligned in your 11th house of friendships and community connections where lessons abound about who you spend time with and how they can support the new you coming through. old connections that are devolutionary (meaning they devolve you rather than evolve you) need to be put in the past. a good gage of this is to see who shares your view of what life is about. you can be friends with anyone for sure- but if your goal is consciousness it is key to not have certain kinds of energy in your inner circle. you know what is right for you- so get to it!
capricorn- the leo moon falls in your 8th house of intimacy, sexuality and Soul transformation making these scorpionic realms the key to dealing with the grand cross energies that are permeating (and perhaps pummeling) your life right now. the new moon is highly activated by the grand cross, so any new beginnings undertaken now are not going to be easy or breezy, but they will be very cathartic! confronting the shadow realms and your own stuff around ego is key. with venus and mars aligned with your ruler saturn in your 10th house, the house your sign rules, significant lessons about what your purpose is and why you are here can be supported by this new moon. what is in the shadow is not just our devilish side but also our unknown creative gifts. looking into your own Soul can help you see what lessons of self-mastery are being asked of you- and can help point you in the right direction life-path wise. the week is ripe for growth- inner and outer- but start within. the rest will follow.
aquarius- with the new moon falling in your 7th house of relationships a whole new chapter in your connections with others can commence this week, but it requires some tough Love and hard work. this new moon activates the grand cross- so the intense energies you’ve been feeling the last weeks (and months) can be dealt with by anything new endeavors undertaken in the relationship department but they must be karmically clear! letting go of old patterns and beliefs in relationship is the only way you can bring in the new. when you find the pattern you’ve been playing out or the belief you’ve been holding onto you can then assess all connections with others from this standpoint: does it repeat my past? if so- say goodbye. venus, mars and saturn are aligned in your 9th house of Higher Self asking you to master your own feminine and masculine energies from a much Higher perspective. as you are able integrate your own yin and yang and then observe things from the Soul’s perspective (rather than the ego) your relationships will take on new life and move into new dimensions. any old dimensional connections need to be released. you can’t build a new house on an old foundation. it’s time to let go and move on.
pisces- monday’s new moon falls in your 6th house of health, work and service- pointing the way towards transformation. this new moon is dynamically activating the grand cross, so any new beginnings undertaken this week will come with a price. dealing with old karma is not fun- but it’s necessary if you want to start with a clean slate. any situations involving money, self worth, shared resources, intimacy, friendship or community connections can be remedied by making significant self-adjustments. if you think that in order for a situation to be better someone or something else has to change then you must think again. change starts from within. this is not to say that others aren’t responsible for their behavior- but that you are responsible for yours- and for whatever energies you allow into your life. with venus, mars and saturn aligned in your 8th house of intimacy, shared resources and Soul transformation there are lessons about mastering your own energies and knowing where your boundaries are. learning when to give and when not to, when to assert yourself and when to hold back, are important lessons to learn. this week you have opportunities to learn a little more.
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