By: Lisa E Zimmerman
We close August with Venus and Mercury Retrograde, Mars changing signs, Uranus changing direction and a Full Blue SuperMoon, a lot of cosmic activity, with reality checks that may need attention. During Mercury Retrograde, continue to clean up and align your life with what’s true and right for you, according to your values. Operate with devotion in your life and toward your Self. Treat everything as sacred if you want to shift the vibration from the mundane into a higher dimensional space.
Aug 27 – Sun opposite Saturn. This can be an ending, a release or a boundary, but if you’re proactive, it’s a decision to handle whatever is undermining your evolution that you’ve been avoiding. Maybe you realize what’s not working and this is your reality check, inviting you to step into your Authority and do something. If you aren’t clear, get the support you need, but don’t get discouraged. Know that every aligned action you take builds muscle that will serve you well.
Mars leaves Virgo to enter harmonious Libra (Aug 27- Oct 12). Mars (action) in Libra is concerned with fairness, relationships, seeing both sides of an issue and diplomacy, so getting things done is not necessarily quick. Mars in Libra doesn’t want to be selfish or pushy, so if it’s going to fight for something, it will do it in an elegant way and may be passive-aggressive.
Aug 28 – Uranus Stations Retrograde until late Jan ’24, but it’s been barely moving all month, and if it connects with your chart, you may be feeling stimulated, restless, trapped, ready to make a move – or the urge for liberation may have already shifted you out of – or into a new lifestyle, location, relationship, career or personal style of expression. Psychic gifts may open, or open on a new level, and life may take unexpected turns.
The power of Uranus is two-fold: the revolutionary change it brings – and the destabilizing shock of the unexpected. When the playing field is shifted without warning, it’s easy to go into reaction, especially if your well being feels threatened. If it feels like something is falling away, it’s meant to. And don’t frame it as a failure – think transformation, endings, completions, rebirth, the future and your evolution.
When you are activated by Uranus, it’s as if someone flipped a switch and parts of you can awaken that you didn’t realize were there! Depending on the aspect (and you), it can be authentic and lasting or it can be a temporary rebellion that redirects your life.
Uranus is seeking to liberate you from programming that has disconnected you from the truth of WHO YOU ARE, in order to fulfill others’ wishes, beliefs and paradigms. It’s a kind of “hostage release,” so during the Retrograde, it will be going back over what started in the Spring of ’23 to further release stale old patterns to fertilize new pursuits and rebirths.
Stay open and trust where your heart leads you. Uranus in Taurus is about what you value – not what you were told to value. Taurus is ruled by Venus (still Retrograde), clearing all that is unloving from your heart, especially the ways in which you are unloving to your Self.
Aug 30 – The Full Blue SuperMoon in Pisces is at 6:35pm PDT. This is the second Full SuperMoon – closest to earth with the greatest impact felt. The first one was on August 1 in Aquarius. A Blue Moon is two Full Moons in one month, so it’s a Full Blue SuperMoon in Pisces.
A Full Moon brings things to light – and the Sun in Virgo opposing the Moon conjunct Saturn in sensitive Pisces is a good time for introspection and reflection. This illuminates Saturn energy again and highlights a decision, an obstacle, an issue to be handled – or it can be the structure you generate to bring your dream into form (higher expression).
If you go low, Pisces-Virgo can sink into disappointment or a worry loop and fall down the rabbit hole, so don’t allow yourself to go unconscious leading up to the Full Moon when the energy is heightened. Keep your focus on what you want and what needs your attention. Then take the necessary practical actions.
Pisces is best when being creative, doing spiritual practices, helping others or communing with nature and sentient Beings. Virgo is best at service, health and wellness, particularly with the body – natural products, gut health, cleansing, juicing and the like. Focus on projects and activities that raise your vibration and create offerings to be of service to others. Jupiter rules the Full Moon – and it is in earthy Taurus, focused on the earth, the body and your values.
Virgo and Taurus are earth signs, while Pisces is a water sign. Earth and water are both yin energy, and receptive, so I invite you to practice opening to All That Is available to you in your environment and the world.
Most people are not that comfortable receiving for a variety of reasons (back to programming). Rather than feeling needy, practice allowing Goodness to flow your way as you co-create with the universe to evolve your life and be willing to step into the unknowable (our evolving world).
And then pay it forward… This is how we create a New Earth.
As always, I am grateful for your presence on our journey together.
“You are the star, the writer and the director of your movie. See you in the movie!” ~ Wayne Shorter
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Lisa E Zimmerman is an Intuitive Astrologer and Coach, and Creator of Awakened Life Retreats, helping seekers discover who they came here to be and how to create an evolving, empowered and meaningful life. It is a joyful, heartfelt journey. ❤️