Deer Moon Astrology, 8/8/2021

The new moon in Leo takes place this morning, encouraging us to embrace our inner lion while letting others hear our roar! If you need a little ego boost, this is the perfect time to do something that will bring out the best in you and make you feel good about yourself. New moons are also excellent for setting goals, and this one can shine a light on any creative project that has fallen by the wayside.

A difficult aspect between the sun, moon, and Uranus could rock the boat today and make it harder to move forward with any goals you set during this lunar event. Just remember that it’s important to roll with any punches the universe throws your way.

New moons often make people feel a bit uneasy because the lack of light in the cosmos can make us feel as though we’ve been left in the dark. This sentiment could be intensified when Lady Luna forms a messy aspect to hazy Neptune this evening. Insecurity or uncertainty could bubble up to the surface, so it will be important that you stay grounded and look for ways to build yourself up.

These vibes will likely hang around until later in the evening, which could cause some tension within relationships. Do your best to maintain clear communication in your partnerships, and if any important discussions can wait until tomorrow, you might want to hold off so this wonky energy has time to clear.

We are trying to make a connection like something which occurs between a performer and an audience. We don’t want to let our audience down but we don’t want to abandon our integrity by just giving the people what they want either. Independence is extremely important but so is making the right impression — the differences have the potential to create a great deal of tension. Added to this tension is the strong demand for practicality and responsibility. The adjustments to any unrealistic goals or attitudes must be corrected internally — it isn’t easy to take much input (or admonitions) from others regarding how to just be more practical.


Today is the 220th day of 2021
45 days until the Autumn Equinox
51 days until Mercury Retrograde
146 days until 2022

Sun is in Leo
Moon isin 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 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 card of two stories. In the Thoth Tarot, it talks of failure. In the Rider, it has been interpreted as bearing fruit through patience – being in something for the long haul and allowing things to unfold or manifest in their own time.

That is all well and good when the clock is not ticking. What do you do if it is? How much time can you allow something to develop or produce before you call time on it? You hear of tales of miners giving up & selling on only to hear the mine scores big & they’d only been inches away from success…. The question is, how could they have possibly known they were so close?

The question for you is, how do you decide if something is worth the wait or if you should also call time on the endeavor? There is no easy answer. The Rider says wait, the Thoth says don’t and the Lo Scarabeo tries to find the middle ground. And so should you, and while you do so, ask yourself some very honest questions about whether this thing or situation is worth the wait. It still may fail and if it does, at least you had your eyes wide open for the process and you can learn where things went wrong.

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