Weekly Astro Forecast for August 13 – August 19:
Your Weekly Astro Forecast starts with Mercury turning retrograde (the planet associated with how you think, communicate, write, speak, learn and carefully analyze a situation). Mercury turns retrograde for the third time this year and this retrograde sends you into a do-over or brings something unexpected.
July 24 – Mercury pre-shadow period 28°Leo at 3:13 PM UTC.
August 13 – Mercury turns retrograde 11° Virgo at 01:00 AM UTC.
September 5 – Mercury turns direct 28° Leo at 11:29 AM UTC.
September 19 – Post shadow period ends 11° Virgo at 3:59 PM UTC.
Mercury retrograde might be a gift from the heavens because this retrograde period gives you a chance to do something over again, or gives you the opportunity to correct the mistakes you made.
But sometimes Mercury retrograde is the trickster in disguise and brings unexpected snafus with communication and travel. You might experience someone gossiping about you, unexpected messages, many glitches related to the radio, phone, computer and internet, as well as local transportation glitches with cars, buses, planes and trains. Writer’s block might also occur and your mind might feel clouded and stuck. Unusual weather patterns and floods may occur that cause delays with communication and transportation.
The Full Moon begins void-of-course at 8:00 AM (Greenwich Time) in the zodiac sign of Aries. You might feel frustrated because things are not happening quickly, or you might feel that you are not getting the cooperation you need from others.
Meanwhile, the Full Moon makes an ingress and finds its new home in the zodiac sign of Taurus at 10:39 AM UTC. With the Moon in Taurus, you might be brooding over the past, or experiencing a mood swing that takes you by surprise.
The Sun (what you want) Trines Saturn Rx (hard work) at 09:06 PM UTC. If you are ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work today, you might reap the rewards.
Monday, August 14. No aspect, read Sunday.
Tuesday, August 15. Venus (wants, needs and desires) is in Opposition with Pluto Rx (power and transformation) at 11:17 AM UTC. You might feel a deep powerful urge of energy today. Just be careful with how you use this energy, or express how you really feel because you might create a new problem to solve, or end up going backwards.
The Third Quarter Moon occurs at 1:14 AM UTC in the zodiac sign of Taurus. This phase of the Moon sets the stage through August 20 and heralds the moment to advance from and release the ties that bind us to the past. After reflecting on your accomplishments, you must accept that you have done everything that was possible for you. Now is the time to heal and become revitalized and to wisely plan your next move.
The Third Quarter Moon begins void-of-course at 1:14 AM (Greenwich Time) in the zodiac sign of Taurus. You might start looking at your money and how you save it and spend it and set up a new budget to put yourself back on track.
Meanwhile, the Third Quarter Moon makes an ingress and finds its new home in the zodiac sign of Gemini at 2:05 PM UTC. With the Moon in Gemini, you might have an emotional need to communicate, or you might feel like a chatterbox because you have a lot to say.
Wednesday, August 16. Mars (the troublemaker) Inconjuncts Pluto Rx (power and transformation) at 10:36 AM UTC. You might get hit with a burst of energy today and decide to discover the truth about something. Just be careful with how you use this energy because your actions will bring results.
The Sun (what you want) Conjuncts North Node Rx (the future) at 08:44 PM UTC. Working with others will be beneficial today and will help you progress on your path.
Thursday, August 17. The Third Quarter Moon begins void-of-course at 1:37 PM (Greenwich Time) in the zodiac sign of Gemini. You might be on a fact-finding mission to get as much information as possible to make an important decision.
Meanwhile, the Third Quarter Moon makes an ingress and finds its new home in the zodiac sign of Cancer at 4:12 PM UTC. With the Moon in Cancer, you might have a hard time shaking something off, or you might feel more sensitive.
Venus (wants, needs and desires) Squares Jupiter (expansion) at 06:55 PM UTC. Try to focus and not get distracted today or you might end up getting yourself into something with others that you are not going to like.
Friday, August 18. Venus (wants, needs and desires) Inconjuncts Saturn Rx at 06:55 PM UTC. You might question the loyalties of others today and need to take a step back and figure something out.
Saturday, August 19. The Third Quarter Moon begins void-of-course at 3:15 PM (Greenwich Time) in the zodiac sign of Cancer. You might decide to spend time with family and friends.
Meanwhile, the Third Quarter Moon makes an ingress and finds its new home in the zodiac sign of Leo at 5:53 PM UTC. With the Moon in Leo, you might need more attention, or you might create some drama to get the attention you need.
Mercury Retrograde Transit for all Zodiac Signs
Aries – 6th house: Health, daily routines, work environment, coworkers and pets are activated during Mercury Retrograde.
Taurus – 5th house: Romance, love affairs, creativity, fun, hobbies, gambling and children are activated during Mercury Retrograde.
Gemini – 4th house: Roots, family and home are activated during Mercury Retrograde.
Cancer – 3rd house: Communication, writing, teaching, short travel, siblings, cousins, your close environment (personal or professional) who you communicate with and hang out with are activated during Mercury Retrograde.
Leo – 2nd house: Morals and beliefs, money, assets, how you save your money, how you lend money to others, and how you earn your money and pay your bills are activated during Mercury Retrograde.
Virgo – 1st house: New beginnings, self, ego, personality, appearance, and how you put your foot on the gas pedal to make something happen are activated during Mercury Retrograde.
Libra – 12th house: Isolation, self-undoing, healing from a traumatic situation, hidden enemies, secret affairs, illness, hospitals, and prisons are activated during Mercury Retrograde.
Scorpio – 11th house: Hopes, wishes, friendships and your social network of friends are activated during Mercury Retrograde.
Sagittarius – 10th house: Career, ambitions, social elevation, reputation and your highest achievements are activated during Mercury Retrograde.
Capricorn – 9th house: Higher education, long distance travel, philosophy, religion, and spirituality are activated during Mercury Retrograde.
Aquarius – 8th house: Merging with someone, death, sex, debt, lawyers, other people’s money (intermingled assets) and transformation (new beginnings or endings) are activated during Mercury Retrograde.
Pisces – 7th house: Exclusive committed relationships, marriage and business relationships are activated during Mercury Retrograde.
See you next week.