OMG…not only did I write yesterday’s forecast about the need to adjust to mental Mercury’s move forward (because of the lack of focus and communication snafus that often manifest), but I lived it…over and over again. How about you? Good thing I’m an astrologer and can appreciate why these things are more likely to happen with certain planetary patterns. August 21st is when Mercury will be back where it started its retrograde adventure (at 12 Leo on July 15th); that’s when we will really feel the push to move forward with what may have stalled since then. That’s when I’d buy that new computer or other mechanical gizmo you’ve been contemplating — give or take a day.
No exact planetary aspects until 2:55PM ET, when the quietly stubborn Taurus Moon squares the proudly Leo Sun before going void-of-course. That’s your last challenge to this lunar cycle, as we then begin the task of wrapping up the lunar agenda. Except that this challenge is followed by an almost day-long Moon void. Eh…challenges, schmallenges. Why make a mountain out of a molehill? See if you can soften your resistance enough to enjoy the ethereal sweetness of the easy trine between loving Venus in nurturing Cancer and Neptune in soulful Pisces, exact at 6:36PM ET– suggesting a sublime night for wine, women, song and what dreams may come.
If you’re on the East Coast and you can take Friday off, how lucky for you. The Moon doesn’t get into gear until 4:11PM ET, when it moves into Gemini. And that may be all I have to say about Friday, which will explain why you may not get another forecast until Saturday*
Last but not least, lovely to “emeet” so many dedicated readers over the past couple of days — those of you who were curious to find out more about your Ascendant and Midheaven, and how they might be affected by the potent Mother of All Squares between rebel Uranus and ruthless Pluto. I am delighted by your interest in astrology and these forecasts. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
*instead, I offer the third installment of Henri the Existentialist Cat — despite my dismay that the filmmaker, old WhatsHisName, once again has failed to credit the composer or artist who created the music.