The August 21st New Moon eclipse in Leo combines a brilliant new beginning with a powerful result or metaphorical “death.” Pluto Rx makes an exact opposition to Ceres in Cancer, signalling the permanent transformation of a nurturing or parental issue. Every beginning involves an ending, but this one will be pronounced.
On August 22nd, Virgo season (the season of work, humbling and separating the wheat from the chaff) begins. On August 26th, the Sun and Mercury Rx form an inferior conjunction - a new beginning in the Sun/Mercury cycle. This conjunction will illuminate important answers to the questions that Mercury Rx has stirred up. The flaw or duty may be unmistakably lit up. You can then proceed through the remainder of Mercury’s retrograde with the facts. Venus enters Leo on this same day, which is an interesting juxtaposition between bright, bold attraction energy and introverted analysis. Look for the facts behind the shine- if you want something, Sun/Mercury Rx can give you the inside scoop on how to get it, or if it's realistic.
Saturn stations direct in Sagittarius on August 25th. Although Mercury Rx can still create some delays, Saturn direct indicates progress in the bigger picture. Rules/responsibilities can be defined, and future goals can fall into place. This may be felt as a slow but sure shift forward. Even more significantly, this marks the end of Saturn’s last retrograde before it enters Capricorn, on December 19th, 2017. A new era approaching - Saturn rules Capricorn, so get ready for intensified boundaries, responsibilities, structures and traditions.
A Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn will take place in January, 2020. This is the big league- we're talking seismic shifts in power and complete deconstruction of certain traditions. Interested in knowing how it might impact you? Check out my PDF download.
The eclipse in your sector of self-expression can indicate a new reason to hold your head high. The trine to Uranus Rx in your sign will enable your ability to break free and initiate something that’s just for you. New romance, creative work or celebrations are favoured. Pluto Rx opposite Ceres suggests a major ending/transition at home and/or work. Children, parents or your approach to success/independence may be featured. Venus into your sector of self-expression can add even more reasons to feel good about what’s happening, as you attract based on the certainty that you deserve the best, or that you’ve created something special.
The Sun’s entrance to your sector of routine, and the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction, can pinpoint a task, diagnosis or new health regime. The illumination of an error will be the result of Mercury Rx’s intensified review. Sun/Mercury Rx can be the turning point, as you uncover the solution.
Saturn direct in your sector of opportunities can remove blocks in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing. It’s time to move forward, even if this involves extra responsibilities. An official matter may be finalized.
The eclipse in your domestic sector can kick off a new chapter in home and family. A relocation, home business or new dynamics with family members will be powered up byyour increasing desire to break away from stagnant history. It may be time to claim what’s rightfully yours. Pluto Rx opposite Ceres suggests that an intensive conversation, answer or goodbye may be part of the package. Relationships with siblings can be permanently transformed. Venus into your domestic sector can reassure you that these changes are for the best, as love, satisfaction and abundance increase. Buying/selling real estate looks good, with a possible dream-home scenario.
The Sun’s entrance into your sector of self-expression, and the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction, can illuminate a reason to feel proud. Mercury Rx has compelled you to take a closer look at what you really want, or what you want to create. Any corrections or delays should be worthwhile, as Sun/Mercury Rx clarifies your next step. Children, pregnancy or creative work may be emphasized.
Saturn direct in your sector of shared resources suggests progress around debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. Boundaries can be clarified and money owed can be paid off (or you may begin paying off what you owe). The finalization of an intimate issue can involve acceptance of mutual responsibilities or (in some cases) an ending.
The eclipse in your communication sector can trigger a brilliant new idea, or introduce you to an exciting new contact. A conversation or public announcement can ignite something inspiring, or alert you to new areas of study/investigation. If you want your words to go public, this is a prime influence. Issues with siblings may also take a surprising turn. Pluto Rx opposite Ceres brings issues of money, dependency or security to a peak. What you share with another, or what you’ve been giving/receiving can change dramatically. Venus into your communication sector suggests favourable news, and increases your ability to say the brightest, most charming thing.
The Sun’s entrance into your domestic sector, and the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction, suggest more facts or a deeper understanding about family dynamics, a home business, a domestic partnership or relocation. Mercury Rx may have brought up old family issues or past conversations. Too, you may have been reviewing the numbers and details about buying/selling. Sun/Mercury Rx can clarify what needs improvement, what has potential, and what’s off the table.
Saturn direct in your relationship sector signals steady progress, as you and a partner work out a future goal/commitment. Mutual responsibilities can be defined, and in some cases, additional responsibilities may be added.
The eclipse in your sector of personal resources can illuminate a new source of income, new job, or new path to security/self-esteem. You’ll be just starting out, but this influence can provide a surge of confidence and inspiration - excellent if you’ve been feeling less than positive about future ambitions. This energy supports a fresh approach to spending, saving, career or the role that money/success play in your life. Pluto Rx opposite Ceres in your sign can redefine your role as nurturer. Too, partnership dynamics can be transformed, as one person takes on or walks away from the role as parent. Venus into your sector of personal resources reminds you that there’s more/better on the way - this is an attraction influence that favours earned money and self-esteem.
The Sun’s entrance into your communication sector, and the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction, can bring a moment of clarity, or essential information. Mercury Rx has seen you questioning, investigating or going back over past conversations. Sun/Mercury Rx can reveal what you’ve been looking for, or present a turning-point conversation.
Saturn direct in your sector of routine signals progress with health or work issues. Frustrating delays and restrictions should ease up. The work’s not over, and you may encounter new tasks and obligations. But now you’re moving forward, rather than going back over old tasks. A diagnosis for an ongoing health issue can point you in the right direction, if you’re ready to take responsibility for your self-care.
The eclipse in your sign can ignite a fiery new passion, for someone or something. The sub-theme will be exploration - heading off in a new direction, relocating, learning, reaching for the unknown. You’re being urged to take a chance and have confidence in your abilities. Venus into your sign adds even more reasons to feel good, as you attract by doing what you do best: taking pride and joy in yourself. Pluto Rx opposite Ceres works behind the scenes to conclude a situation or obligation that’s no longer yours to nurture (maybe it never was). An ending can set you free. Health and work scenarios are emphasized.
The Sun’s entrance into your sector of personal resources, and the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction can bring valuable information about a source of income, salary discussion or self-esteem issue. Mercury Rx has pushed you to ask what you’re worth, and now Sun/Mercury Rx will provide the answer. If you’re not getting paid enough, or treated appropriately, the shortfall will be glaringly obvious. But so will the solution.
Saturn direct in your sector of self-expression can encourage you to move forward with a personal goal, new romance, creative work or issue with children/pregnancy. The going may be slow and success may not be guaranteed, but now you know what’s realistically within your reach, and what you need to forget about. As always, Saturn asks you to work harder. But if you really want this, it’s worth it.
The eclipse in your hidden sector can activate a secret or overlooked potential. A background goal that you’ve been contemplating (but haven’t acted on) will gain momentum. An ultimate ambition that seemed like an impossible dream can be energized to the point where you decide to give it a shot. Pluto Rx opposite Ceres can fuel this with a social turning point - you may cross a threshold regarding an issue with children, creative work, a new attraction or self-expression. If you’ve been holding back or waiting, watch for a release that simultaneously ends the wait and pushes you forward. Even a loss or goodbye can inject life into a new potential. Venus into your hidden sector adds more fuel to the background fire - what’s secret can unfold in intriguing ways. Consider the less obvious potentials.
The Sun’s entrance into your sign, and the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction, adds more to the above developments via powerful information and clarity. Mercury Rx has seen you doing what you do best - analyzing, identifying weaknesses and working on a plan for improvement. The sense of something not being quite right will be confirmed by Sun/Mercury Rx. You’ll also have the solution. Too, you could turn the corner on a delayed answer, conversation from the past or old acquaintance. This time, you’ll be doing things differently.
Saturn direct in your domestic sector allows you to progress with plans for relocation, home renovation, a home business or family responsibilities. The work’s not over, but you’re not going back over old ground anymore. You know exactly what you have to do, and you’re prepared to dig in.
The eclipse in your social sector can indicate a brilliant new chapter with friends, groups or your public image. All relationships (platonic and romantic) can benefit, and a new or existing romance will receive a surge of fresh potential. Pluto Rx opposite Ceres suggests that a change in domestic or professional status may be connected - watch for the end or transformation of a career goal. Too, there could be a major shift in priorities, from professional to domestic, or vice versa. Venus into your social sector boosts your public charm and chances to connect with those who can help you (or, those who want to get to know you better).
The Sun’s entrance to your hidden sector, and the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction, can illuminate a background issue or secret that Mercury Rx has been nudging you about. Investigations, private questions or the vague sense that something needs fixing will gain focus and clarity. Watch for an “a ha” moment, when unexpected information clicks into place.
Saturn direct in your communication sector can enable the Sun/Mercury conjunction, bringing an end to delays with plans, official documents or a verbal/written commitment. Now that the rules have been confirmed (and you have the inside scoop) you can proceed with the next stage, or give your answer.
The eclipse in your career sector can be quite good for your professional ambitions, public recognition or success in general. A new job, new business, new professional passion or kudos from those in authority are all favoured. Changes in your daily routines and work habits (and your ability to roll with those changes) will be key. Pluto Rx opposite Ceres suggests a change in official status (perhaps legal status) or an official ending. A challenge to, or result of, an ideal you’ve been nurturing can kick off this new chapter, as you’re motivated to aim even higher. Venus into your career sector brings favourable attention from those in authority while adding shine to your professional image. Beneficial professional relationships are also favoured.
The Sun’s entrance into your social sector, and the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction, hi-light a specific issue with a friend or group. Mercury Rx has seen you questioning group dynamics, reviewing a friendship or connecting with someone from the past. Sun/Mercury Rx can provide crucial insight into the above, while also supplying important strategies about making connections with others.
Saturn direct in your sector of personal resources says there’s more work to be done regarding earned money and personal security, but there should be an increasing sense of accomplishment or progress. If you’ve been on board with Saturn’s program (saving, working hard and supplying the necessities for yourself) you may start to see the rewards for you efforts. Plans for your financial future can take shape.
The eclipse in your opportunities sector can encourage you to jump into something new. Travel, education, legal matters or publishing are favoured as areas to show off your talents. A risk can work out well, especially once Venus moves into this sector. Pluto Rx opposite Ceres suggests a significant ending/culmination in the areas of debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy. Watch for a transformation in how much you have, how much you share or how secure you feel. Along with the eclipse potentials, this suggests that a deep or private ending can trigger an external rush of freedom and expansion.
The Sun’s entrance into your career sector, and the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction, hi-light a discussion with management, career goal or job search. Mercury Rx has triggered reviews of your professional life, or perhaps the rehash of an issue with someone in authority. Sun/Mercury Rx can present crucial information that allows you make informed decisions. Too, if you’ve been revising your professional priorities, this conjunction can clarify what you need to do next.
Saturn direct in your sign allows you to move forward with an obligation while wrapping up a period of review about rules, personal authority and boundaries. If a lifestyle or relationship goal has been delayed, Saturn direct can indicate slow, steady progress.
The eclipse in your sector of shared resources can indicate a rebirth for an existing relationship, as you begin a new chapter of deeper, more courageous intimacy. If there is an ending, there should also be an increased sense of freedom, and something new to look forward to. Finances (especially domestic finances) can improve, as you access bolder, more innovative ways to handle your money. There could be a new investment or purchase/sale of a home. Too, there could be a profound psychological shift as you break away from old family dynamics. Pluto Rx in your sign opposite Ceres can signal a major change in your relationship - an ending/result could involve a shift in the power balance between you. Even if your partner triggers the change, what happens will be a result of your accelerated evolution. Venus into your sector of shared resources can indicate a financial or emotional gift that’s precious and private.
The Sun’s entrance into your sector of opportunities, and the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction, hi-light an issue involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Mercury Rx has presented delays or revisions in these areas - perhaps your hopes need to be adjusted, or matters aren’t progressing quickly enough. Maybe you discover that you’ve stretched too far. Sun/Mercury Rx will present the results of your investigations and second thoughts, while allowing you make the necessary corrections. Crucial facts may come to light.
Saturn direct in your hidden sector will be subtle, but it marks the next stage of progress towards an ending. You’ve been gradually shutting down a chapter of your life, and now you’re pushing forward with final plans. Note that this was the last Saturn Rx before it enters your sign, on Dec 19th, 2017. A significant threshold is approaching.
The eclipse in your relationship sector can kick off a significant new partnership, or open the doors to bold, positive communication in an existing relationship. Whether you’re single or not, these energies can give you fresh insight on how you relate to others, and what chances you’re willing to take as you step outside your comfort zone. The key is integrating habitual energy (such as your independence and curiosity) into your future. Pluto Rx opposite Ceres adds a turning point in a work or health matter -watch for a lifestyle overhaul or medical diagnosis. These results will feed into the eclipse’s powerful new beginnings. Venus into your partnership sector adds more reasons to feel good about relating to others - whether or not you’re trying to attract, you can draw favourable attention your way, just by taking pride in yourself (quirks and all). You’re exactly where you need to be.
The Sun’s move into your sector of shared resources, and the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction, can illuminate some intense or uncomfortable facts. Mercury Rx has pushed you to dig deeper and ask the tough questions regarding debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. These questions may have been targeted at someone else, or yourself. Sun/Mercury Rx will tell you what you need to know, which will help you map out a strategy for improvement or purging.
Saturn direct in your social sector can help you make a decision about a friendship, a group association or your relationship to the public. There may be an ending, or a public definition of new boundaries. Delays around a launch or project can end.
The eclipse in your sector of routine can give you a boost of energy in the areas of health, daily work or obligations. What must be taken care of won’t seem like an onerous task - there’s a new door opening that urges you to take pride in yourself and what you do, via upgrades, self-improvement and enhanced organization. Excellent for a new diet/exercise regime, or new job. Pluto Rx opposite Ceres can deliver results around a new attraction, creative work or children/pregnancy. Venus into your sector of routine makes work and/or health changes more palatable, with increased help and cooperation from others, plus favourable results from self-care.
The Sun’s move into your partnership sector, and the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction, hi-light a critical discussion with a significant other. Mercury Rx has urged you to look closely at what you really want in a relationship, or what you’ve been projecting onto others (since you attract what you put out). Are your intentions clear? Someone from the past may reappear, or an old discussion may be revisited - the results will give you the answers you’ve been looking for.
Saturn direct in your career sector can indicate the end of delays around a project, career goal or job search. The responsibilities and pressure won’t ease up (yet) but the sense of forward momentum should help you clarify future goals and decide if the path you’re on is the right one for you.