August 19th sees a questionable inconjunct from Venus Rx (in Leo) to Chiron Rx in Pisces, triggering hurt feelings in relationships, or financial insecurities. Venus’ desire for recognition/pleasure will run up against Chiron’s wounds; getting what you want may hurt, or you may not get what you want. Since both are Rx, there’s an emphasis on going over past issues. However, Venus will also trine Uranus Rx in Aries, suggesting that progress/freedom will be the catalyst for discomfort.
August 20th sees an opposition from Mercury in Virgo to Chiron, and an inconjunct to Uranus in Aries. Logic, analysis and planning will add perspective to painful Venus issues. But, the Chiron “ouch” will be unavoidable. Whether you meditate on it, talk about it, read about it or write about it, there’s a painful area that must be confronted. Uranus will add a jolt, indicating that conversations/realizations may occur abruptly. August 22nd bringsan inconjunct from Mars (action/anger) in Leo to Neptune Rx in Pisces. Direct assertiveness may be compromised, as well as energy levels. Watch for misguided actions, hesitation or lack of willpower.
August 21st has a square from the Sun in Leo to Saturn in Scorpio, topping the above influences off with a pinch of restriction. All in all, a tough few days. Fortunately, the Sun enters Virgo on August 23rd, blending its energies with Jupiter up to and including August 26th. There’s your shot of hope, optimism or exploration. Sun/Jupiter allows you to learn more, plan more effectively or discover healing options.
Venus Rx and Mars (in your sector of self-expression) are undermined by half-glimpsed doubts and illusions. An exciting new romance or desired personal goal may have its momentum slowed by confusion, deception or unmet expectations. However, Mercury (in your sector of routine) can clear things up with facts and details, although those truths may be a bit hard to swallow. Information can hit you like a splash of cold water, but this can also put you back on track if you’ve lost your focus. Too, Mercury can present difficult news involving work or health.
The Sun in your sector of self-expression squares Saturn, reminding you that there’s work to be done to get what you want. And as the Sun enters your sector of routine, that work will present itself. Your focus will shift to what must be done, and the Sun’s proximity to Jupiter will give you a fresh surge of ambition.
- Challenges from: hidden/subconscious issues, secrets, background developments
- Challenges to: new romance, creative work, performance, children/pregnancy, celebrations
- Increased focus on: co-worker relationships, daily routines, health/medical issues, service to others
Venus Rx and Mars (in your domestic sector) are temporarily bogged down with sticky external energy. Hurtful moments or disappointments involving others may dim the shine of a domestic celebration, new effort or accomplishment. Mercury (in your sector of self-expression) will clarify a particular social issue where sensitivities or lack of recognition are making things messy, although this information may catch you off guard. Watch for a surprising confession or revelation.
The Sun in your domestic sector squares Saturn, forcing you to define domestic/family plans. As the Sun enters your sector of self-expression (and approaches Jupiter), you should be able to find the silver lining. Your focus will be on a new reason to celebrate, create or toot your horn.
- Challenges from: friends, groups, the public
- Challenges to: domestic plans, relocation, family issues, home business
- Increased focus on: new romance, celebration, children/pregnancy, creative projects, what you’re proud of
Venus Rx and Mars (in your communication sector) get caught up with misleading or unfair discussions/information at work. Discussions with management, future goals or a job search can be frustrating and undermining, as you attempt to get your innovative point across. Mercury (in your domestic sector) will make family/domestic responsibilities the main issues that drive your efforts. Those in authority may not be sympathetic to your personal issues, and you may be taken aback by responses to your requests. Nonetheless, do your best to lay out the facts as logically and precisely as possible (try not to allow emotions to get the better of you).
The Sun in your communication sector squares Saturn, increasing external resistance to your ideas, or delivering work/health information that feels burdensome. But as the Sun enters your domestic sector and approaches Jupiter, know that you have significant, personal resources on your side. Family, a home project, your core sense of what works for you…all these will steadily increase to give you the support you need.
- Challenges from: management, professional image, professional goals, career issues
- Challenges to: your ideas, how you deliver your message, your preferences, your personal life
- Increased focus on: home,family, home business, relocation, expanding your family, your core feelings of security
Venus Rx and Mars (in your sector of personal resources) can trigger moments of insecurity or lack, as fear of the unknown pushes your buttons. Whether or not you’re actually getting what you want is almost besides the point here; you’ll be focused on what’s missing, or what you feel like you’re doing wrong, even as you feel a push to loosen your boundaries/consider a different approach. Financial issues can also be a source of anxiety. Mercury (in your communication sector) can increase your panic if you dwell obsessively on certain facts. Or, it can deliver a flash of insight that allows you to cut through the inertia of anxiety and take the next step. Legal or travel issues can be especially frustrating as some plans fall through.
The Sun in your sector of personal resources squares Saturn, making you aware of a temporary financial or emotional shortfall. But as the Sun enters your communication sector and approaches Jupiter, you’ll have access to fresh information, strategies, techniques and contacts. It’s all about reaching out to others, or finding new solutions, and you’re in an excellent position to do this. Siblings can be a source of hope/support at this time.
- Challenges involving: travel, education, legal matters, publishing, the unknown, confused/unmet ideals
- Challenges to: earned money, emotional security, self-esteem
- Increased focus on: communication, discussions, exploring new ideas/research/education, making new contacts, sibling relationships
Venus Rx and Mars in your sign are challenged by financial or emotional doubts. Unclear boundaries, debt or fears about vulnerability can crop up. You want to step out/shine, but there’s emotional static to deal with. Too, you may have to deal with a mismatch in romantic expectations. Mercury (in your sector of personal resources) can help you pinpoint exactly what the problem is, even as it triggers uncomfortable/disruptive discussions. Pay attention to repetitive financial difficulties, or patterns of oversharing.
The Sun in your sign squares Saturn, reminding you of an obligation, or the reality of your current situation. But this can be a good thing….as the Sun enters your sector of personal resources and joins Jupiter, you’ll be primed to take grounded actions that will enable you to increase your money or self-esteem. Get real, get focused, and work on growing what you already have.
- Challenges from: debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, physical/emotional intimacy, psychological issues
- Challenges to: self-esteem, public identity, life’s purpose, relationships, putting yourself out there
- Increased focus on: earned money, self-esteem, emotional security, your existing resources
Venus Rx and Mars (in your hidden sector) can stir up paranoid fears, vague doubts or hard-to-pinpoint dissatisfactions. Something’s not right, and it may involve a partnership (or lack of one) as well as the restless urge to break out of your rut. Unfortunately, what that something is can be difficult to clarify; is it real, or all in your head? Have you missed something essential? Mercury (in your sign) can help you sift through the facts, although this may involve a hurtful discovery. Alternatively, you may find that obsessivly digging for trouble actually creates more difficulties. There is a sensitive area, but your partner may not be open to exhaustive analysis at the moment. Use your discriminating search for the truth judiciously, and try to focus on what you actually know (not what you suspect).
The Sun in your hidden sector squares Saturn, pinging fears/insecurities, but as it moves into your sign and joins Jupiter, watch for the clouds to lift. The Sun plus Jupiter is a huge boost of positive energy. Even if you’re surrounded by frustration, this kick-off to Jupiter’s 13 month tour of your sign can begin a new, healing chapter. The focus is on doing what’s best for you and making the most of your potential. Explore, expand, and allow yourself to be hopeful.
- Challenges from: relationships
- Challenges to: instinctive knowing, hidden fears, secrets, your imagination, what you’ve been overlooking
- Increased focus on: your potential, self-improvement
Venus Rx and Mars (in your social sector) can make group interactions confusing, and friendships touchy. Public actions may be misguided, and there could be mixed signals regarding romantic attraction or your exploration of a new group/activity. Mercury (in your hidden sector) can reveal something you suspected all along, or tune you into an unpleasant but revealing undercurrent. Open acknowledgment/confrontation may not be your best bet for now.
The Sun in your social sector squares Saturn, emphasizing issues around belonging/not belonging, or limits on how much you can impact others. As the Sun enters your hidden sector and joins Jupiter, withdrawal may be a welcome break. Pull back and focus on what’s most precious to you.
- Challenges from: health issues, co-workers, obligations, work tasks
- Challenges to: friends, groups, the public, your public image
- Increased focus on: alone time, dreams, private projects
Venus Rx and Mars (in your career sector) can trigger temporary moments of confusion regarding your future path, or difficult interactions with authority. Your capabilities may be questioned as you step outside a prescribed limit, or you may question if a new version of success is right for you. Mercury (in your social sector) can pinpoint a difficult decision/conversation, that nonetheless allows you to clarify what your next steps will be. Too, social interactions can reveal uncomfortable facts.
The Sun in your career sector squares Saturn in your sign, reminding you of leftover insecurities, or a responsibility that still needs to be completed. As the Sun enters your social sector and joins Jupiter, watch for a surge of social energy/opportunities. There are beneficial contacts to be made and new people that can help you out. Your public image can also receive a boost, as long as you look beyond your usual social scene.
- Challenges from: unclear goals, lack of confidence, unprofessional behaviour
- Challenges to: professional image, success, relationships with management, new job/job search
- Increased focus on: friends, groups, public activities
Venus Rx and Mars in your sector of opportunities can temporarily clip your wings, or cause you to wander off course. Delays, misunderstandings or difficulties with expansion can be rooted in family or domestic issues. Mercury (in your career sector) can help you make sense of things with strategic planning, but discussions involving future goals and/or family can stir up old wounds. Some of what’s discussed may break the established rules, or step over boundaries. Watch for unexpected disruptions of plans. Legal difficulties may be an issue.
The Sun in your sector of opportunities squares Saturn, making it clear that there’s some places you can’t explore. Too, official rules can cramp your style. But as the Sun enters your career sector and approaches Jupiter, a new (or slightly altered) future path should open up, along with a renewed sense of optimism. The way forward is still open, but you may have to take a different route.
- Challenges from: home, family, domestic issues, childhood issues
- Challenges to: travel, education, legal matters, publishing, exploration
- Increased focus on: ambition, hope for the future, a new future goal, career
Venus Rx and Mars in your sector of shared resources can hi-light blocks to intimacy, or a financial shortfall. Too, partnership expectations can be unmet or confusing, and financial details may be overlooked or (in some cases) actively hidden. Use extreme caution if you’re investing, applying for a loan or pooling your resources. Mercury (in your sector of opportunities) can clarify certain details (especially if legal documents are involved) but weaknesses can also be revealed in the process. Watch for jarring announcements, answers or questions.
The Sun in your sector of shared resources squares Saturn, emphasizing the pinch of added debt, or boundaries between you and another. But as the Sun enters your opportunity sector and joins Jupiter, you should see new options/solutions appear. A whole new approach could become possible, although this will depend on you stepping into the unknown. In some cases, furthering your education may be the answer.
- Challenges from: confusing messages, missing/obscured details, deception, white lies, sensitive subjects
- Challenges to: debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, physical/emotional intimacy
- Increased focus on: travel, education, legal matters, publishing, exploration, new ideas
Venus Rx and Mars in your relationship sector can trigger increased anxieties and sensitivities. A partner may not be giving you everything you need, or your lack of partnership can suddenly feel acute. Overall, bruised feelings in love and relationships are increased, along with the urge to change things up. If you’ve been tolerating something in your love life, these influences may push you to change. Mercury (in your sector of shared resources) can open the door to intimate/healing conversations. Even if you have to discuss things you’d rather not contemplate. In some cases, the uncomfortable discussion can happen, whether you’re ready or not.
The Sun in your relationship sector squares Saturn, emphasizing one area where it feels like you may never achieve balance. But as the Sun enters your sector of shared resources and approaches Jupiter, watch for more/better to open up. Whether this occurs with a partner, or with your own awareness of what you need to make yourself happy, this influence can help you uncover possibilities by going deeper, confronting shadows, or pooling your resources. Watch for financial assistance/breaks.
- Challenges from: insecurities (emotional or financial), fluctuating finances, the feeling that something’s missing, restlessness with the way things are
- Challenges to: one on one partnerships
- Increased focus on: shared finances, physical/emotional intimacy, deeper psychological issues
Venus Rx and Mars in your sector of routine can trigger health or work issues. Chiron and Neptune Rx in your sign can stir up illness, low energy or confusing relationships at work as you’re pushed to alter some habits/tasks. Your focus and ability to strategize may be compromised, so watch for Mercury (in your partnership sector) to point out a specific solution. Know that this may appear in the guise of someone close to you putting their finger on a sore point. Where it hurts is where you need to focus.
The Sun in your sector of routine squares Saturn, increasing your awareness of health or work limitations, But as the Sun enters your partnership sector and approaches Jupiter, watch for support/assistance from someone close, or a meeting with someone who can benefit you immensely (romantically or professionally). Too, you may find your powers of attraction are amplified.
- Challenges from: impractical goals, insecurities, illness, lack of planning
- Challenges to: work routines, co-worker relationships, health/energy level
- Increased focus on: one on one relationships