Successfully Navigating the Astrology for the month of July 23rd, 2021 to August 22nd, 2021: Follow Your Heart
It's that time of the month again, and by that I mean full moon time.
This full moon (July 23rd, 2021) is at 1 degree Aquarius, and is the first of two full moons in a row that will be in the sign - the coming full moon on August 22nd will be at 29 degrees Aquarius. In between the two, we will have a new moon on August 8th at 16 degrees Leo that will be in growth aspect to the ruler of these two full moons - Uranus.
Looking from full moon to full moon, we have three lunar events all with one important thing in common - Uranus.
Uranus is the planet of sudden change, the future, innovation, liberation, insight, and breakthroughs - prepare for a month of growth and fast-paced change that will keep us on our toes. Uranus is known for bringing us change through sudden upheaval and/or insight, so expect the unexpected, and keep in mind that with Uranus, many times it is the "breakdown" that clears the way for the "breakthrough." Consider, however, that things might just be falling together rather than falling apart - this month is preparing us for a beautiful new beginning.
In honor of this (and the energy of creating new traditions that the square between Saturn and Uranus is bringing to this entire year) I took the time to do a "success" tarot reading for the coming month, from full moon to full moon, as full moons are times of illumination. This is a new monthly tradition and ritual I am beginning as a part of MoonWorks, a women's circle for consciously creating life that meets four times per month with the four points of the lunar cycle. (We begin with the August 22nd full moon, and space is limited, so if you are interested, click here for more information.)
First, a bit on the astrological energies of the coming month.
The sun just entered Leo yesterday, on July 22nd, making it officially Leo season. Although Venus is ahead of the pack now, having already transited Leo and moved into practical and service-oriented earth sign Virgo, Mars is still in Leo, and Mercury has yet to make it out of Cancer. (Mercury will join the sun and Mars in Leo on the 27th.) By August 22nd, sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars (the personal planets) will all be in Virgo - the sun will be the last to enter the sign just hours after the full moon in Aquarius that day.
As the personal planets move through Leo this summer, they one by one will oppose Saturn in Aquarius and then square Uranus in Taurus. Both of these aspects are challenging ones that bring tension that fosters growth in our lives. In this case, as each planet bounces through the cross-hairs of the Saturn-Uranus square, it is giving us necessary additional information. (The Saturn-Uranus square is exact three times over 2021 - the first was February 17th, the second was June 14th, and the third one, the resolution of the issue, will be December 24th. We are working out something between old and new, past and future, tradition and innovation, and it has to do with finding new ways to feel secure and enjoy life's pleasures amidst the great changes we currently find ourselves in collectively.)
But here's the thing. As those same planets move through Virgo, they will then one by one make a supportive aspect to Uranus in fellow earth sign Taurus. Where we experienced tension as the planets moved through Leo, we will begin to see some solutions or answers as those same planets move through Virgo. And Virgo is an earth sign, so that means we are in the energy of being able to take action and apply this in our lives.
On August 19th, Uranus stations retrograde until January 18th, 2022. This means it is going into review mode, and it also means it will still be in review mode for the final Saturn-Uranus square on December 24th. Uranus is turning back to retrieve something that we missed along the way, and it most likely will have everything to do with resolving the Saturn-Uranus issue that first popped up around February 17th.
In the lead up to the full moon on August 22nd (which again is Uranus-ruled), not only does Uranus station retrograde, but both Mercury and Mars will be making their supportive aspects to the planet, from August 20th through the 22nd.
While the coming month is going to have some bumps (especially the first week of August), the energy is shifting in a big way, and we are moving into the new; the cards for the coming month tell us that things are breaking loose in beautiful ways, but we need to be ready to move with the current and stay focused.
What the cards are saying for the coming month.
Overview: If you've been feeling blocked, (even as of right now - especially as of right now coming off of the full moon) things are breaking free over the next month. (Remember that breakdown precedes breakthrough and Uranus brings change through sudden upheaval and insight.) This speaks directly to creative expression, inspiration, desires, and creative projects. Be ready to move quickly now as things are picking up pace, and the key as we move forward will be to really tune in and get clear on what lights your heart on fire and to keep focused on this (on what you are for on a heart level). It is of utmost importance that everything we do now is heart-centered and in alignment with our highest path and purpose, that we radiate with our own unique light. Do it with love, passion, and devotion. Beautiful new beginnings are on the horizon.
Card 1: Ace of Wands, reversed. The Ace of Wands is the first card of the suit of fire, and fire is inspiration and creativity. With it reversed, this tells us that there is a block here. This block can be in the form of our ability to access our creative spark, meaning we haven't been able to get in touch with our heart's desires, or there is a lack of clarity, or it could be that we have been blocked in our creative expression or in moving a project forward. The challenge here is in getting in touch with our creative spark and also then being able to express it.
Card 2: 8 of Wands. Things are breaking free and moving forward, and the pace is quickening. This is exciting, but it's important now to keep focused on what you are for and to be ready to jump on opportunities that arise. Get anchored in to your personal truths and core beliefs and centered around your most authentic heart's desires.
Card 3: The Sun. Even if it isn't readily apparent right now, the sun IS shining through. Good things are coming. The sun is a card of abundance and success. Keep shining your light.
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