Deer Moon Astrology, 8/1/2021

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The sun and Mercury form an alliance in Leo early this morning while sharing a harsh aspect to Saturn. The energy here could leave your mind so chatty you’re unable to focus, especially if you’ve been in an argument or felt disrespected lately. These scenarios are likely to play out in your head over and over again.

Disagreements or issues with authority figures could take center stage right now as well, so try not to lose your cool with someone who has power over you, especially if it could result in disciplinary action.

Luckily, the moon later makes a soothing connection to dreamy Neptune, bringing a healing and calm ambience back to the table, if only temporarily. If you had a recent disagreement, now would be a good time to extend the olive branch.

An opportunity to let go of old wounds and insecurities could manifest this afternoon when Lady Luna shares supportive energy with transformative Pluto. These vibes also present the perfect opportunity to step into your personal power, especially if you’ve been feeling undervalued recently.

This evening, the conflict that emerged between the sun, Mercury, and Saturn intensifies, and you might feel as though your voice is being restricted. If you’ve been neglecting your responsibilities lately, it could come back to haunt you tonight as well.

We are encouraged to move forward with an eye to the future and not the past. Both the Sun and Mercury oppose Saturn, which challenges us to be as clear and confident as possible. This is not an easy atmosphere to communicate. We should be prepared to face questions, perhaps even skepticism. However, the process will serve to further clarify the information we are moved to communicate. The real challenge today is dealing with the pride we take in whatever bits of information we are trying to convey. Whatever questions that arise should be handled with patience and deliberation, which will be much more powerful than defensiveness and evasion aimed at protecting our ego investment in our message.


Today is the 213th day of 2021
52 days until the Autumn Equinox
57 days until Mercury Retrograde
152 days until 2022

Sun is in Leo
Moon is in Taurus
Mercury is in Leo
Venus is in Virgo
Mars is in Virgo
Jupiter is Rx in Aquarius
Saturn is Rx in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is Rx in Pisces
Pluto is Rx in Capricorn
Chiron is Rx in Aries

  • The NEW MOON occurs on August 5th in the sign of Leo.
  • The FULL MOON occurs on August 22nd in the sign of Aquarius, known as the Sturgeon Moon.
  • Jupiter is retrograde from June 20th and goes Direct on October 18th in the signs of Aquarius/Capricorn.
  • Venus is retrograde from December 19th and goes Direct on January 29th (2022) in the signs of Capricorn/Sagittarius.
  • Neptune is retrograde from June 25th until December 1, 2021, in Pisces.
  • Mercury is retrograde from September 27 until October 18 in Libra.


This is a tricky time, as you may find yourself enmeshed with others, overly concerned with how they will take it if you say no or express how you really feel. Do you feel anxious saying no to someone, so you capitulate, even knowing the outcome will not be in your best interest? Do you feel like it’s your job to stop someone from facing their challenges?

Instead, you might take on their responsibilities, rescuing them instead of giving them the freedom to learn their lessons their way. Perhaps you feel that if they only knew how much you cared, they would change and then all would be well?

Armadillo Spirit asks you to be honest with yourself and others, no matter how difficult that may be or how much you may fear losing someone or something. Face your fear, tell the truth, and set your boundaries. You will be amazed at the miracles that happen when you let Armadillo Spirit protect you from taking on too much, becoming a people pleaser, and losing your integrity.

Another message of protection from Armadillo Spirit is to relax—live and let live. If you or someone else is being defensive, you are called to step back and trust in Spirit’s plan.

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