Deer Moon Astrology, 8/3/2021

Inspired energy is cast down on us from the cosmos this morning as the Gemini moon forms a helpful connection to Mercury, bringing enlightenment to all those early risers out there. If you’re the type who sleeps in late, try to remember your dreams from last night. You might have received new information from beyond the veil.

Unfortunately, a harsh aspect between Lady Luna and Venus could sour the mood a bit, especially if you find that you’re being too critical of yourself or the people you’re close to. Try not to demand perfection right now, and remember that mistakes are what make us human.

Avoid speaking impulsively throughout the day as well, because tension between communicative Mercury and unpredictable Uranus could have you blurting out things that you later regret. Be mindful that you’re staying grounded and practical right now, because this energy could also have you chasing what you believe to be strokes of genius only to find out later that the idea held little weight.

As the day comes to a close, a difficult exchange between the moon and Neptune brings a hazy element to the table, which could lead to confusion on both internal and external levels. Try not to jump to any conclusions right now. It’s unlikely that you have a complete grasp of the situation.

Today’s Mercury-Uranus square emboldens our egos to announce a flurry of ideas and insights. The challenge is to filter these ideas through the practicality of both Mars and Venus in Virgo and convey them effectively to others. There is something like a negotiation between inspired vagaries and determined practicality — and such negotiations may become quite heated. It may be nearly impossible to maintain detachment and keep our pride and ego calm enough to understand that both elements are important to the creative process underway. Next Sunday’s New Moon (6:49 AM PDT 16° Leo) will initiate something like a production and performance phase, which seems to have us now in the stressful and chaotic dress rehearsal phase where we feel an imperative to add some final touches. Tempers may be short.


Today is the 215th day of 2021
50 days until the Autumn Equinox
55 days until Mercury Retrograde
150 days until 2022

Sun is in Leo
Moon is in Gemini
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.


Is it hard for you to trust in good fortune because you have been hurt in the past when you took a risk? Staying earthbound does not offer the safety you seek, for that can be found only through trusting that Spirit is always with you and wants the best for you.

Your intuition is guidance from Spirit, telling you to let go of your fears and leap into the abundance and good fortune awaiting you.

Grasshopper Spirit reminds you that the only way now is to jump forward. Can you be willing to trust the Unknown, the Great Mystery that you can’t fully understand? Even if you take the teeniest leap in consciousness to be willing, it’s a beautiful beginning! Sure, every leap forward brings a new challenge, but you can handle it with Spirit as your partner, trusting that this new experience will only deepen your life with magic and meaning.

Take the leap!

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