Weekly Astrology Forecast for Creatives | July 26th - August 1st, 2021 - alot going on (alot is probably not a big enough word here), fated situations, multiple planets change signs, Jupiter backs into Aquarius


What a week! 


FIVE planets/asteroids change signs and FATE plays its hand. With multiple challenging contacts with Jupiter things might feel OVERWHELMING. Everyone is almost certainly going to have alot on their plate (don't eat all of it).


TUESDAY - Mercury enters Leo and inconjuncts Jupiter

WEDNESDAY - Jupiter retrograde enters Aquarius

THURSDAY - Venus squares the Nodes, Mars opposes Jupiter, Mars enters Virgo

SATURDAY - Sun sextiles the North Node, Ceres enters Gemini

SUNDAY - Mercury sextiles the North Node, Mercury conjuncts the Sun, Venus inconjuncts Chiron, Mercury opposes Saturn


MONDAY - The Moon is in Pisces now - we are nourished by music, art, our imagination, connection, spirituality, rest, our past, our ancestors. The Moon in Pisces inconjuncts the Leo Sun - this month's Waning Inconjunct. Here is our first adjustment to Friday night's Full Moon in Aquarius. Bottom line with this one might be something like - it's not all about us. We might be all that, but we're not all that. An ego adjustment might be required. On the flipside Pisces might lose some of the appearance of innocence/that higher spiritual vibe as it meets with what seems to be a lack of appreciation. This is a rock and a hard place, a need to adjust. If we can incorporate the passionate fire of Leo with the calmer, more relaxing energy of Pisces we can make something work here, but it won't be easy.

TUESDAY - Mercury (communications, information, our mental processes, siblings, local community, commerce, transportation) says hasta-la-vista to emotional Cancer and moves into fiery LEO where he/she (Mercury is a bit of both) will hang his hat until August 11th.

Leo is the space we carry what 'makes us special'.

With Mercury (communication, intellect) here it will be easier to put our 'special' into words and to connect with the ideas and conversations that will push forward whatever we are most passionate about. We will want our words to be heard and appreciated now. So will other people. Even the most reticent among us will want an audience. Our thinking/ideas (Mercury) can catch fire (Leo). 


Speaking from our hearts will connect us to other people's hearts. Encouraging words will matter.

This is very powerful energy. Leo is our superpower and should be used wisely. People will hear us with their heart and well as their head. 

This gives the potential for hearts to expand as well as to be broken into little, tiny pieces. Keep this in mind.

Leo is a fixed fire sign, so words can burn now and words can dig us even more rigidly into our positions. 

This transit is excellent for teaching us how we express what we are passionate about. It's very supportive of 'top of the mountain' heart-filled type of proclamations and proposals. Do people listen to us? Does what we say matter? We will care about this now.


As soon as she gets into Leo, Mercury will inconjunct a retrograde Jupiter at 0 degrees Pisces - Jupiter's last aspect in Pisces before backing into Aquarius tomorrow. Challenging Jupiterian aspects often relate to exaggeration/overwhelm. Maybe we have alot to talk about/think about. We want to make sure we are not taking on too much/over-promising. Information/conversations might make situations appear much better or worse than they actually are. What we grow in our mind might not have any relationship to what we are actually growing - keep this in mind. 

(I usually feel these aspects a day or so early and over-reacted to a customer's problem last night. I should have taken a couple minutes to investigate the situation before responding and over-promising her and I had trouble sleeping, well, didn't sleep at all actually - very Mercury/Jupiter!)

WEDNESDAY - UPDATED POST - The Moon moves into Aries in the early AM EDT (after a void while we slept) - now we are nourished/nurtured by action, physical movement, taking the initiative, time spent alone, time spent with men, passion, anger. 


She trines Mercury at 7:48AM (good for communication, important conversations, send the email, make the call) and the Sun at 5:18PM EDT. The trine to the Sun is this month's Waning Trine - Aries/Leo. This is about action/courage with whatever is wrapping up. Note the ruler of Aries, Mars, is squaring Ceres. At the very end of Leo and Taurus, the 29th degree, so there could be a feeling of 'we have to get this DONE now". Pressure. Venus is also squaring Juno pulling in relationship challenges and maybe some nitpicking/obsession with making something just so. We can use the Waning Trine to work our way through these challenges - do something new, brave, maybe a bit impulsive, be confident. Trines are a smooth flow, so if something has to be pushed/forced - that's not the way to go here, look in a new direction/follow your heart.


A retrograde Jupiter backs into Aquarius, taking our story back to May 12, 2021. Growth in our Pisces house is put on hold (hopefully this will help the flooding in parts of the world!) while we turn our attention to our Aquarius house theme. Intuition gives way to logic. Ideas can come in lightning fast. Jupiter retrograde brings SECOND CHANCES, there's some gold we neglected to mine, some expansion that was halted and wants to get going (after some revisions). Maybe an old opportunity comes back around. Keep in mind, Jupiter is probably not so happy to be back here. He prefers his old stomping ground of Pisces to Saturn's realm of Aquarius, but there is something in our Aquarius house that needs some additional expansion/optimism/confidence. We'll take it! We will talk about this one as we move through it. And don't worry, Jupiter will be back in Pisces on December 28th.

THURSDAY - this day is loaded - UPDATED POST - the Moon continues her journey through masculine/fiery Aries. Her only aspect today an opportunistic sextile to a retrograde Saturn - good for dealing with authority, stepping into our responsibility. There is a connection to the past - maybe old work, old commitments, old groups. This sextile is Aries/Aquarius so we need to be our unique and brave self here.


Venus squares the Nodes. This is tension/frustration. Venus is in Virgo now wanting to serve/make things better. There is an issue (relationship, financial, resources, self-esteem) that must be dealt with before we can move forward. With the Sun and then Mercury set to sextile the North Node (our collective way forward) over the next couple days - we don't want to ignore this situation. Keep in mind that North Node in Gemini - the way forward is about asking questions, diving into the details, talking/thinking things through, keeping things small/local.


Next Mars in Leo, opposes a retrograde Jupiter in Aquarius. Here is a BIG result based on old actions. We can take on too much/have too much to do. Take care not to over-react/get all fired up or angry. We could push too hard to make something happen. This is an old issue/situation and we are being pushed to take some kind of action. Leo can take things too far and so can Jupiter. This aspect can increase our confidence, but tend to make us get ahead of ourselves. Happening at the 29th degree will give a 'now or never' feel to whatever we have going on.

Within hours Mars leaves showy "me, me, me" Leo for the more practical/service-oriented sign of Virgo (for the next 6 weeks). With Venus in Virgo - now what we want is moving into agreement with what we have to do to get what we want. Our movement forward is best done in a Virgo manner. This means sensible, precise steps focused on what is right in front of us (if Mars/Jupiter creates a big blow-up, here is where things start to get fixed). Collectively, our actions can focus on our health/taking care of our physical body and our environment.

Mars in Virgo can be excellent for productivity if he (as we) doesn't run entirely off course with perfectionism.

Mars in Virgo improves our ability to organize, to focus on the details and what needs doing right now; the next step. Since Virgo is a service sign, the actions we take that help us will most naturally help other people. Mars in Virgo can clean up the mess that Mars in Leo created. The wheat is separated from the chaff - yes maybe rather ruthlessly, this is Mars we are talking about. But in the end we are left with the wheat or whatever it is we need to grow the wheat. Either way the superfluous sh*t is gone.

On the other hand if we let fiery Mars get out of control in pious Virgo territory we could have a bigger mess on our hands even though everything looks all clean and sparkly. Mars can get very pissed off here if everything doesn't meet his exacting standards of perfection. So let's not go there. We could find ourselves taking action toward some quite impossible something or other. If everything has to fall precisely into place for something to work out - well, Mars in Virgo is the man for the job - on the other hand he doesn't see the big picture - just the details right in front of him - and can toil rather tirelessly with not much to show for it in the end, so we need to pick our head up once in a while! If we find ourselves, or someone else, demanding an impossible to meet goal or impossibly high standards of perfection we will know we have veered off course here. Mostly though Mars in Virgo is an excellent transit for reality based progress. 


We can all be more useful (and more healthy). 

Big moves made now may be more about ego/our need to shine and that makes situations/decisions tricky. The Mars/Jupiter at the 29th degree could exaggerate the need to ACT RIGHT NOW. In a couple days we will be acting more practically and thinking more clearly. By the first of August we will be better able to know what makes the most sense and by next Tuesday know the clearest path. What is our goal here?

FRIDAY - UPDATED POST - the Moon continues her journey through active/fiery Aries. She squares a retrograde Pluto at 6:43AM and goes void off a sextile to a retrograde Jupiter at 2:37PM EDT. She is void until 4:08PM when she moves into Taurus, the sign of her exaltation, and then trines Mars at 5:25PM EDT, so the day starts off with tension/frustration, but keeps getting BETTER. 

This is also the  day Venus inconjuncts Saturn, Jupiter squares Ceres (at that last play of the game/desperation 29 degrees) and Mercury sextiles Vesta.

The Venus/Saturn 'rock and a hard place' is a toughie. We might feel old/tired. We might feel less than up to whatever we are dealing with. With Venus in Virgo this aspect might make us feel like we have to 'fix' ourselves/work harder for acceptance/reward. Keep in mind an inconjunct is kind of a bottom-less pit. Jupiter/Ceres is a smother/mother aspect where we are overdoing some kind of caring (we can also be over-mothering ourselves with too much food/comfort, etc) or a change of life situation expands/feels over the top. Jupiter is retrograde, so this a repeating story or there is a connection to the past here.

Mercury's sextile to Vesta would be our way through - Mercury is in Leo now and Vesta is in Libra. Our attention/thinking/words are drawn to what matters most. Maybe we are sharing something that is important to us with other people. Telling someone how much we love them. Bold words/creative expressions, that are also graceful/refined/balanced create opportunities, especially within partnerships or with women. Courage people!

SATURDAY - The Sun in Leo sextiles the North Node (our collective/best way forward) in Gemini. We move forward by shining/standing out. Bringing what we came to bring. By having fun. By being loving/generous. Through children, our hobbies, romance, recreation. A great time to be with siblings/our local community. We are in the right place at the right time.


Ceres enters Gemini. Now our big life changes/season of life issues will come with more choices. Things that are outside our control might have a little more wiggle room. This is a great transit for writers/teachers. Our words/conversations are nourishing. Our mothering is smarter/funnier. Mom isn't baking cookies, but she is writing a cookbook. We might be mothering this and then that. Allow situations/people to move in and out of our life now. Keep it light.


SUNDAY - Now, it's Mercury's turn to sextile the North Node. Words/ideas/information move us forward. Our siblings/cousins, local community moves us forward. We might hear just the thing we need to hear/say just the right thing. Good for tech/transportation situations. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Someone needs to hear what you have to say. Mercury in Leo's fiery language/fun ideas are just the ticket now. 


Mercury meets the Sun. His/her superior conjunction. Arguably the best aspect for COMMUNICATION. Here is BOLD information. Here is the decision, answer, conversation that wakes us up. This is a culminating aspect - collectively this throws a light via words and information on Leo themes - our creative projects, recreation, romance, children. There could be drama!

Mercury then moves into an opposition with Saturn, so we know the information/revelation/idea will have built in limits/restrictions/rules/responsibilities. With Saturn in Aquarius this year, even Leo can't be all fun and games.

There is alot packed into this Action-Jackson week.


I have family headed to my house for their vacation this week. I will pop back in and update this post to add in the Moons (rather than writing new posts), so check back! 


Monday's Moon is included here. After the first couple days of August things will smooth out considerably, so hang in there!

xo all


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