weekly astrology forecast | August 1 - August 6, 2022 - wake up calls about life direction, collective shocks, current events impact our future, it's change or be changed time fixed signs


August comes in like a lion, kicking off with the exact conjunction of Mars, Uranus and the North Node - this is a BIG-time wake-up call about our LIFE DIRECTION. 

If you are feeling uncertain about what you should be doing, the next two weeks will clear this up for you!

Doors will close. Windows will open - some of them might be painted over and require a push. 

For our NEW beginning to be SUCCESSFUL - this is in Taurus, so think about things that make sense/cents - it will require hard work, patience, discipline, cooperation with groups/collective goals, and for other things to END, which is where the conjunction's square to Saturn in Aquarius comes in. 


The kick in the ass we need. 


Life is amazing AND practical. 


Happening in fixed Earth Taurus, the triple conjunction will require our full commitment to the NEW and our letting go of the past. August is a time to face reality. How much of the mess we find ourselves in has been stoked by our own rigidity/fear of change/fear of lack and how can we shift our thinking with this (maybe see what we are gaining and not just what we are losing/have lost) in order to benefit from these changing/liberating energies? How can we do things differently?


Roll with the punches/roll right INTO THE FUTURE.


Let's jump right into the week, because it's not going to wait for us!


MONDAY - the triple conjunction of Mars/Uranus and the North Node of Fate (the future) at 18 degrees Taurus. People with plants/points in the fixed signs from 15-21 degrees will be feeling this strongest. This is designed to un-stick our stickiest spaces and continues yesterday's Uranus/North Node conjunction. This has been applying for a couple weeks and will be in orb for another couple weeks. It is exact today.


Mars is our action, anger, initiative, passion, masculine impulse. Can be destructive, so keep this in mind. When Mars meets change-maker Uranus - we are suddenly moving in a new direction. The North Node says this is our best path forward even if the Mars/Uranus lands us in a pickle/in a ditch/on our ass. This is the shortest/best route. This is probably the only route. Think about the way the world's problems seem so un-fixable, like we have past some point of fixing. We haven't. There is something like this going on in our own lives, too.

(when we had the big Pluto/Saturn back in January 2020, it wasn't until Mars reached that red hot degree in March 2021, that events were hugely triggered - with this conjunction we have the trigger WITH the conjunction - kaboom)

Happening in the fixed soil of Taurus, life will do what it takes to get us moving. Break-ups, breakthroughs, breakdowns, even accidents are possible now, so take care of yourself. Changes can come out of nowhere and for many people these changes will feel FORCED. With the North Node involved - trust this is the best direction forward. If sudden pivots away from something happen, trust we have taken that situation as far as it could go. It's change or be changed. Die or live.

Opposed to the South Node - the past, the death and complicated drama we are mired in NOW - these changes are designed to shake up our current reality and FREE US FROM THE PAST.

Expect collective SHOCKS. People will be reacting all over the place. We want to be the ones responding.

(Biden announced recurrence of covid - 12 house progressed Sun exact on this conjunction, so his health/mental health challenged while Putin - with the triple conjunction tightly conjunct his natal 7th house - open enemies - Jupiter - expansion - announces 'lightning speed response to interference', Uranus rules lightning/speed - the stuff happening now will be important/have ramifications, affect the future - hard/impossible to predict the next two weeks)

Keep in mind in your own life - measure twice. Cut once. These changes are permanent.


TUESDAY - Venus sextiles Mars and Uranus, Mercury inconjuncts Pluto


Now, Venus, the ruler of Taurus is sextiling (creative opportunity) both Mars and Uranus. This is helpful and happening along side the more dramatic energies. Helping us lean into the new. The more simple. The quality over quantity. We are starting down a new path and are at the beginning of the beginning. The Moon will be in Libra and answering to Venus, encouraging cooperation, balance, peace and partnership. At the same time Mercury inconjuncts Pluto on his/her way out of Capricorn, so there could be some verbal power struggles, ego clashes - this is the energy of a rock and a hard place/give-and-take. This is Leo/Capricorn. The king and the boss. Adjustments are needed.


THURSDAY - Mercury enters Virgo


After swimming in the emotional waters of Cancer and then getting burnt out fast in fiery Leo, Mercury finally comes home to Virgo! This is especially good news for Virgos and Geminis (Sun and Risings), but EVERYONE'S natal Virgo house and ability to manage our health, pets and day-to-day lives will benefit. With Mercury in Virgo, our thinking, writing and communication will be more practical and commonsense. We will be all about the details. Nothing gets by Mercury in Virgo.  But lots of things get dismissed. If it's not real/not factually stated/if it doesn't work - it's outta here.

This is an excellent transit for organization, cleaning, paperwork, taking care of our health, the ins and outs of our work and daily routine, our pets. We will see all the little problems, but still need to avoid nitpicking. Leo to Virgo is 'creating to critiquing' and that is natural/cyclical, but with everything all of us are dealing with this year we need to be gentle with each other.

The biting criticism (that will look to us like practical advice) that is right on the tip of our tongue might need to be swallowed sometimes. Gulp.


Mercury in Virgo will help us get the new thing GOING in a step-by-step practical manner. This can't come soon enough and like the Venus sextile is helpful. YAY!

FRIDAY - Venus inconjunct Saturn, First Quarter Moon (Scorpio/Leo)

Venus makes an awkward inconjunct to Saturn. We might feel burdened by responsibility or face some kind of limit with what we can/can't have. There is a need to adjust, do some give-and-take, be satisfied with less. Know there won't be an ideal solution, but we can find some common ground/a way through. 


The First Quarter Moon - Moon at 13 degrees Scorpio squaring the Sun in Leo. This is the Moon's first need to adjust after last week's BIG New Moon in Leo. The square is tension/frustration, triggers a crisis between dark and light, what is deep/hidden and the glossy exterior. The Leo Sun, amped up by his trine to Jupiter is optimism, is loud/proud, bold, wants to shine/maybe hog the limelight. The Scorpio Moon means we have to look at the shadow, can't push something under the rug or into a closet. We need to see what's underneath the shine.

SUNDAY - Mars squares Saturn, Venus trines Neptune 

Now, the Mars/Saturn square is exact - we talked about this energy in the opening of this post. This is the "no" or tension/frustration/ending that motivates us into new action or here is where our action is blocked maybe because we need to take certain old responsibilities, commitments and group situations into consideration. This can be frustrating/passive-aggressive, can bring clashes with authority. Road blocks. Reality checks.


The way through this one today will be Venus's trine to Neptune because Mars is answering to her. The dream, the escape, art, music, spirituality - it's Sunday, we don't have to beat our head against the wall. We can go higher/rise above the scuffle. Remember Venus is in a sextile to the triple conjunction and now is trining Neptune, so things can expand quickly. Boundaries dissolve. God, your ancestors, every good thing you have ever done is helping you.


With Mars/Saturn the harder we push, the harder things get. The Venus/Neptune says there is a path of least resistance here somewhere - find it. 

xo all

artwork by the amazing Julie de Waroquier

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