Astro-Weather: Week of Aug. 18-24, 2010
By Guy Spiro
Wednesday, Aug. 18—Be aware of three major energies today. With the first, you will want to be very careful around water, hot and caustic liquids and gases, and any explosive materials or situations. The second is good for initiating anything having to do with communication and transportation. This is especially positive for negotiation and coming to long-term agreement. The third is in bad combination with the first and brings out the space cases. Watch for those overdoing intoxicants and the otherwise out-of-it who will be on parade. This energy also brings problems with and for authority. Misunderstanding and confusion may easily arise, and this is not the day to kid around or mess with the boss in any way.
Thursday, Aug. 19—All of the major energy from yesterday will remain with us through today. Reread and apply the cautions carefully. Be aware of three major energies. The first easily brings problems to relationships. Watch for spaciness and confusion, especially where recreational substances and the otherwise out-of-it are involved. The second can be troublesome in communication and transportation, especially where electricity and electronic media are involved. This energy also brings out the crazies. Watch for erratic and bizarre behavior of all kinds, and be very careful in traffic. The third is a repeat of the third caution from yesterday in a much stronger form. Again, watch for the space cases and be very careful in any dealings with authority. Today’s best moods will run through the predawn. Be aware of a short moon void of course period this morning from 8:58 until 9:17 when the moon enters Capricorn. At that point, the energy will shift, and general moods will tend to become more down to earth and concerned with accomplishment. Make good choices through the rest of the daytime and tonight.
Friday, Aug. 20—Today’s biggest news, not the best, just the biggest, is that Mercury turns retrograde this afternoon and backs up in our sky until Sept. 12. During Mercury retrogrades, all things having to do with communication and transportation are prone to snafu and breakdown. Plan extra time for everything; watch for all manner of misunderstanding; avoid the signing of contracts, and don’t open new businesses. All of the major cautionary energy from the past two days will remain with us through today. Reread and apply carefully. Be aware of two more major energies today. The first is a repeat of the positive energy for new beginnings in relationships from back on the 12th in a stronger form. Make good use of it. The second will stimulate activity in communication and transportation, but many will get carried away with it and try to say and do too much. Watch for this, and be sure not to make any promises you may come to find difficult or impossible to keep. This will likely be a high-energy social Friday night, but one to be careful with.
Saturday, Aug. 21—Late Friday-night social scenes will be highly energized with the best moods running through the mid predawn. Watch the late predawn into the early morning for minor irritability, but this should come and go with little impact. A short moon void of course period occurs this morning from 8:08 until 8:37 when the moon enters Aquarius. At that point, the energy will shift, and general moods will tend to become more independent and free-thinking. Take a cooperative approach through the rest of the morning following the void of course. The rest of the daytime into the late night is open. Moods will improve through the late night and markedly into tomorrow’s predawn. This will be a positive social Saturday night.
Sunday, Aug. 22—Late Saturday-night party people who hang on into today’s predawn will be rewarded with a boost in party energy. A short period of minor irritability may occur in the late predawn, but this will likely pass unnoticed. Be aware of two major energies today. The first brings out the crazies yet again. Watch for erratic and bizarre behavior of all kinds. If you run into someone who seems to have a couple of loose screws, your first impression is probably correct. This energy also brings problems with and for authority. Be very careful in any encounters with authority figures of any kind, as they can turn on you at a moment’s notice and will tend to be under pressure themselves. The second is the beginning of the full moon period, which will run through the next four days.
Monday, Aug. 23—The sun enters the mutable earth sign Virgo at 12:26 this morning. This signals the final third of the summer season. During this period, pay attention to the major project you began back at the Vernal Equinox back in March. The harvest season begins to come in. The major cautionary energy from yesterday will remain very much with us through today. Reread and apply the warnings. Don’t mess with the boss. Be aware of another major energy that aggravates everything else going on. Light will be shed on the uses of energy and power, but conflict can easily arise, and this is not the time to indulge in nonsense. Let the little things go, and think seriously before making waves over the medium things. All of this is tied in with the full moon, which is exact at midday tomorrow, but is fully in effect today. Remember, all of the exceedingly high positive and cautionary energy back at the new moon, and be ready to deal with anything that may come up now. It is hoped you made the right choices back then. Enjoy the intensity, but be very vigilant, as there will be results coming in all around you.
Tuesday, Aug. 17—Today is full moon day. It is exact at 12:04 this afternoon. Remember that full moons are always high energy and deserve to be approached with respect and sometimes with caution. This particular full moon has very high energy attached to it. This is from related major energies to the full moon itself, and especially from the unusually high level of major energies surrounding the new moon. There was much to pick from back then, both positive and cautionary, and results from those choices will be coming in. It is probably a good idea to go back and read the few days surrounding the new moon for clues about what to watch for now. Be aware of two more major energies today. The first is related to the full moon and the cautionary energies from the past two days and serves to inflate it all. Watch for people to at once feel confident and positive, but behave erratically and generally get carried away in all manner of ways. Some will just not know what to do with themselves. Deal carefully with authority. The second is positive for communication in relationships. With a disciplined, honest and forgiving approach, issues from the past can be examined and healed. Be very careful in attempts to do this, however, as things can easily get out of hand. If winning a battle is your goal, then pass on this. If genuine forgiveness and healing is your goal, then you may try, but be sure that others involved are on the same page. Be aware of and work around the moon void of course period this morning from 3:29 until 9:10 when the moon enters Pisces. At that point, the energy will shift noticeably, and general moods will then be somewhat more mellow, if a bit spacy.
Guy Spiro, editor of the Monthly Aspectarian magazine and Astro-Weather (lightworks.com), has been a professional astrologer, astrology teacher and Tarot reader for 30 years. Visit http://www.guyspiro.com/Untitled-5.html for more information.
From the Aug. 18-24, 2010 issue
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