Sunday, July 31, 2011

Monday & Tuesday (1-2 August 2011)

Greetings Friends!

The heat is on!  It's August, we've begun a new lunar cycle and we are on the eve of a Mercury retrograde.  August is an interesting month--at least where retrogrades are concerned anyway.  Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Mercury and by the end of the month Jupiter will all be in retrograde motion.  So, if you're feeling like things are moving at a snails pace, let this time serve you, pay attention to the changes you'd like to make and be prepared to take some well thought out action next month.

Meanwhile we begin the work week in Virgo--the sign of work and service.  Monday is a three star day and Tuesday is a void of course, Mercury beginning its retrograde kind of day.  So we'll say it's a three star day too.  Best to start the week with as much self-care work as possible; get out the aromatherapy oils, do a bit of Qi Gong, Reiki, exercise or yoga before hitting the streets Monday morning.

Virgo is an earth sign symbolized by the symbol of the Virgin; it is a practical, changeable sign and leads us to focus on our health, work and care of our dependents.  Be methodical and detail oriented for the next couple of days and keep yourself from becoming grumpy with patchouli, rosemary or mint incense and meditation.  Keep your colors in the earth tone range and remain grounded with black, brown, tan, gray or white clothing.  Favored crystals include agate, moss agate, aventurine, and jasper to help keep you calm and grounded as we begin our work week.

Monday 1 August 2011 begins with the Moon entering Virgo at 1:42 AM (Note:  all times indicated in this blog are PDT).  We waste no time wandering into an opposition with Neptune at 1:51 AM signaling a time to delay putting signatures on agreements or taking things at face value.  Though Mercury is preparing to begin retrograde motion tomorrow, you'll have a better chance at clear communications when the Moon conjoins Mercury at 3:28 AM.  Going overboard in our creative or romantic endeavors is a bad idea when the Sun opposes Jupiter at 7:43 AM.  Major transformations are possible when the Moon trines Pluto at 10:35 AM.  Seek favors from people in positions of power and focus on your self-help, metaphysical work or therapeutic modalities for best results from this aspect.  Good fortune and a feeling of benevolence abound when the Moon trines trines Jupiter at 4:38 PM.  The Moon is void of course after that last aspect, so the rest of today and all of tomorrow should be spent working on old projects--avoid launching new initiatives until Wednesday (if you start anything new at all this month).

Tuesday 2 August 2011 has no exact aspects, but the Moon is void of course and Mercury begins retrograde motion at 8:50 PM.  If you elect to start a new project during the retrograde just be prepared to deal with a need to re-evaluate it, tweak it or even scrap it, as retrogrades lead to foggy decision making. Keep your appointment book with you at all times and write everything down to avoid confusion later!

I'll be discussing the retrograde and all the other interesting astrological goings on at my next Full Moon event, see the details here!  If you're not in the Los Angeles area you can still stay in the know via my newsletter.  Sign up here and stay ahead of the game! 

That's all for now, till next time...

Rich Blessings!

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