We are in the wake of a highly charged Full Moon that had serious Saturn on it squaring Uranus activating the unexpected, and this was in fixed signs that resist change. As always, after a shock, reference points shift, like a snow globe that's been shaken. Decisions are being made in response to recent events, either for protection or for the Highest Good.
Focusing on your Highest Good to guide you will keep you safe with a big picture view - more intuitive, expansive and objective, so you can rise above 3D drama. Operating from protection magnetizes lower fear-based energies when that is your overriding consciousness. Stay high, in the witness position. It will serve you well.
On Aug 14 there are two aspects with very different flavors. First, the Sun opposes Saturn, and you may have a reality check or face something you've been avoiding, encounter an ending or delay that slows you down or disrupts your plans. Trust the process and the way things unfold. With Saturn, it's important to do the work and be patient - and if this pertains to you, you will know what's calling for attention, a let-go or a decision. Resistance causes pain, so do your best to accept "what is" and move through it by being responsible and disciplined.
Next, Mars trines Pluto, giving you tremendous confidence, ambition and stamina to accomplish a goal, task, physical fun or sport, or to direct your energy to make an impact. This pair is can-do and unstoppable! If you have a mountain to climb, use this drive to propel you forward to completion.
On Aug 16 Mercury trines Uranus (higher octave of Mercury). This is stimulating energy for brilliant ideas, thinking out of the box and innovative solutions. A perfect day for networking and brainstorming with progressive types who appreciate novel approaches, strategizing for the future and using technology more efficiently. With Uranus, the Higher Mind is here to liberate you from your old thinking by going to new frontiers. Be original. Think: what is progressive for me?
Aug 18 brings Venus trine Jupiter, a warm, loving energy of indulgence and generosity, great for fun, romance, play, creative pursuits, shopping, style and receiving on all levels. Shower someone you love with attention and be open to receiving. If you're a "giver," receiving is a spiritual practice for you.
Another way of looking at the week post-Full Moon is a check-in to see where you stand.
- What is working, what's not working? What needs effort from me and what needs to go?
- Did anything leave/end already? How does this serve me?
- What are my gifts that I can use to make an impact now (if I'm feeling it)?
- If there's a delay or obstacle, am I willing to align with it, trusting in Divine Timing?
- What are new ideas, solutions, directions for a more progressive and Authentic expression of my life?
- How can I be of service? Who can I joyfully help without sacrificing myself?
- How can I allow myself to receive more? I wonder who wants to help me?
The action will pick up when Mars enters Gemini on Aug 20 for seven months and it will be busy. Plus, Uranus (liberation), turns Retrograde on Aug 24 and that will shake things up again, so this week is a good time to assess where you are and what you need in order to stabilize.
Reminder, The next Mercury Retrograde is Sept 9, so you should take care of any tech needs, car servicing or large purchases after Mercury enters Virgo and before Aug 21 (when Mercury enters its shadow period, where it will backtrack during the Retro).
This is a monumental opportunity for shapeshifting your life, transcending old patterns and beliefs and renewing your way of operating. Make the most of what's available for YOU. The tide is beginning to turn.
As always, I am grateful for your presence on our journey together.
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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 empowered, meaningful life. It is a joyful, heartfelt journey. ❤️