Deer Moon Astrology 8/5/2021

Be mindful of your time management when you wake up, because an unbalanced aspect between the Cancer moon and taskmaster Saturn could cause the morning to slip through your fingers. If you have the luxury of taking things slowly without abandoning your responsibilities, go for it, but if you don’t, be careful about ending up in hot water for being late to work.

Your endurance could take a hit when Lady Luna forms a harsh square to healing asteroid Chiron later this afternoon. If you’ve been neglecting your emotional needs or self-care lately, this could be the time it catches up with you. You’ll likely be more sensitive than normal right now, but this energy could put those around you in a foul mood. Try not to take it personally if someone lashes out at you. They’re probably dealing with their own issues under the surface.

The energy takes on a more positive vibe when the moon bounces some love off of wildcard Uranus this evening. Breaking out of your routine will do wonders for your soul right now, even if it’s something as simple as ordering takeout from a new restaurant. This energy surprises in all of its forms, so try to do something nice and unexpected for a close friend of your significant other. The universe will reward you for it later!

There is a broad, overall recognition of the need for significant adjustment today. If we have managed to muster a degree of detachment — especially ego detachment — today’s revelations or insights may not be too terribly painful and can be quickly resolved and dispatched. However, there are strong temptations to complicate or confuse situations, rather than move directly to the heart of the matter and adopt simple solutions. There is little doubt that we have the capacity and resources to resolve the challenges that surface today. However, feeling misunderstood or maligned in some way will definitely hamper our ability to work together with others to achieve satisfactory solutions. If we can manage our emotional sensitivity, our intellect will provide the answers we need.


Today is the 217th day of 2021
48 days until the Autumn Equinox
53 days until Mercury Retrograde
148 days until 2022

Sun is in Leo
Moon is NEW in Leo
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.


Are you feeling uncomfortable with a tradition, custom, or familiar behavior that no longer fits who you are? Do you wish the past could be erased so it could no longer cause you a moment’s pain? Elephant Spirit is here to encourage you to write a different story and alter the traditions in ways that acknowledge that we all evolve, for transformation is our nature.

Elephant Spirit calls you to not be selective in your memory, because ignoring the good or the bad will prevent you from growing your wisdom and strength. Build on the best of the past, learn from the worst, and walk into the future with dignity, accompanied by Elephant Spirit, who remembers the truth and honors your strength and wisdom.

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