Read your Astrology Guide to the Week of August 15th: a usable and concise toolkit for the week’s upcoming astrology.
How to make the most of this week … Rally the squad for a living room karaoke sesh! Have an impromptu gathering in the park! Take all the selfies! There’s a disco ball at the end of this tunnel, and Venus and Jupiter are here to remind us that there’s always something to celebrate. After a Leo Season fraught with thunderclaps and meltdowns (no judgment, kittens), just getting to the other side is reason enough to revel.
By the weekend, Mars’ grand entrance into Gemini helps us be more assertive in our communications and spit out whatever it is we’ve been chewing on. Here, the cosmic warrior will talk up a storm for the next seven months. (Yes, seven.) Now is the time to set intentions for Mars’ journey through the sign of the twins. Need to dismantle a thought pattern that’s blocking your growth? Ready to ask the tough questions? Use this transit to empower your words and to ignite your curiosity. The themes that emerge this week may recur over the coming months.
The breakdown …
- August 14th:
- Mars trines Pluto at 2:28 pm PT
- August 16th:
- Mercury trines Uranus at 10:46 am PT
- August 18th:
- Venus trines Jupiter at 1:03 am PT
- August 20th:
- Mars enters Gemini at 12:56 am PT
- August 21st:
- Mercury opposes Neptune at 12:40 am PT
Tarot card of the week … Calling all lion tenders! We’ve chosen the Strength card to honor the Sun in Leo, as well as Venus’ passionate trine to Jupiter. After a Leo Season gatecrashed by volatility, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the tenacity that these challenges helped us cultivate. In this card, Strength symbolizes the power that whispers instead of shouts. That leads with intuition instead of force. That leans on creativity and conquers with love. By taming our more carnal instincts and snap reactions, we can discover a fortitude that plays a much longer game. What situations in your life are asking you to source strength from within? What does it look like when you merge power with tenderness?
Affirmation of the week … I focus on what is easy, what helps me feel expansive, and what encourages my victories. Doing so helps me deal with the deeper truths that are yearning to be unearthed.