Deer Moon Astrology, 8/4/2021

Today is the perfect day to reconnect with your self-worth and confidence as the Leo sun shares a supportive connection to healing asteroid Chiron. It’s okay to put your needs first even if those around you don’t like it.

This afternoon, the Gemini moon shares a helpful aspect to expansive Jupiter, so your voice will travel far. Your mind should be in a good place with this energy present, opening the door to brilliant ideas and innovative new concepts.

Later, the moon changes signs into sensitive Cancer, encouraging us to slow down a bit in order to nurture mind, body, and soul. You’ll likely feel drawn to take care of the people you love right now, especially if you spent the better part of the day putting yourself first. Understanding the emotions of others will feel like second nature, but you’ll need to be careful that you don’t allow those around you to manipulate you with sob stories. Remember that it’s okay to say no, especially if you feel as though someone is trying to take you for a ride.

Use this evening to cozy up at home with the people you’re closest to and know you can trust. As the day comes to a close, a helpful sextile between the moon and Mars reconnects us with our passion, allowing us to find motivation in planning for a brighter future.

The Moon shifts signs mid-day today, with a brief 2-hour void-of-colurse period from 12:37 PM PDT until 1:40 PM PDT. During the early part of the day, the Moon’s trine to Jupiter provides optimism, marked by easy detachment and intellectual curiosity. Once the Moon arrives in Cancer, the tone changes markedly. We find ourselves becoming more cautious and circumspect. The ease of listening to the perspectives of others — especially those in our close inner circle — is especially enhanced. We begin to feel a great deal more calm self-assurance, easing the undercurrent of ego-sensitivity that we may have seen yesterday.


Today is the 216th day of 2021
49 days until the Autumn Equinox
54 days until Mercury Retrograde
149 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.


Maker Nine from the Tarot of the Sidhe – the 9 of Pentacles in other decks, is about seeing the fruits of your labours. Seeing the flowers blossom in your garden, seeing a return on your earlier investment, a kindly word from your teenager, chocolates from a grateful friend. Whatever you planted has taken root and is rewarding you with not just material things but with joy and happiness.

You have all this because you earned it, one way or another. You may not do physical work, but you worked for someone else’s need. You may not have a lot of money to spare at the shops, but if you have some, it’s more than most.

There’s a win-win situation to this card that isn’t first evident. It focuses on what you put in at the beginning, pretty rewarding in itself to see a job well done, but then you get your prize which makes it all the more worthwhile. This is a day for counting your blessings and enjoying them too.

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