We start out the week with Mercury sextile to Uranus beginning on the 16th. This aspect is all about new discoveries and new people. It assists in tackling old problems in a new way because you can see fresh solutions. You might find yourself starting the day with a plan, and ending up doing something completely different. Go with it, you could gain a new perspective from the experience.
A Social Moon
On the 19th the Moon moves into Sagittarius. This might make you feel social, and have the desire to go out into the public. Indecision could hinder your ability to make plans, but if you go it should be a good time.
Spotlight on the Needs of Others
On the 24th Mercury is trine Neptune. This stimulates the creative imagination, while also making you more sensitive to aspects of the world around you and the mood of others. Combine this with the Sun Neptune transit and we should have a period of time where the people of the world are paying attention to the needs of others. I hope that people take advantage of the opportunity.
Getting to the Bottom of It
The 25th brings Mercury in opposition to Pluto. This transit is good for getting to the bottom of a problem. Usually one involving two people. This combination also rules all kinds of propaganda and indoctrination. Someone or some group may try very hard to convince you of something that you would rather not accept. The trick in this is to discern if it is true or not.
The stars aren’t specific, but watch for news from certain groups. This transit is usually about power grabs. Keep an eye out for subtle or not so subtle power dynamic challenges. They could be personal or on a more global scale.
The 21st brings the Moon into Capricorn. This could make your responses to others more reserved or distant. Capricorn doesn’t tend to have a touchy-feely quality. Establishing boundaries that are healthy and making sure you have shared objectives will allow more open contact with others.
Attention to Detail
The 21st thru August 16th Venus will be in Virgo. This is a good time to be quiet and attend to details. Since it is Venus the attention is usually on things close to your heart. Your love life, your home, or anything else important to you could be the focus of attention.
Combining this with the Moon in Capricorn, it seems to point to paying attention to yourself and taking care of your needs. Venus isn’t completely comfortable in Capricorn so be watchful for placing excessive demands on yourself or others.
Time to Shine
The 22nd has the Sun moving into Leo. Play, be generous, create and make things happen. This is the time of the summer harvest and all the joy that goes with it.
Indulgence is the name of the game when Venus is in opposition to Jupiter. This transit began on the 14th and will complete on the 30th. These two combined brings excess, in food, love and money.
It is really easy to overeat, drink and spend during this time. This is also an extremely pleasant transit bringing people together to celebrate and enjoy what life has to offer. When this alignment combines with the Sun moving into Leo, it has all the makings of a great celebration.
The week finishes up with the Moon moving into Aquarius on the 23rd. This is a social and friendly place for the Moon. This placement can also make emotions a little difficult to deal with. Emotions on a large scale could be a tad overwhelming. With the Full Moon falling in this sign you could become aware that there are a lot of emotions to deal with right now. You might need to put off processing some of them for a day or two. Once the Moon moves out of Aquarius it will be easier to handle them.
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