Deer Moon Astrology, 8/16/2021

Venus entered Libra overnight, which is one of her favorite placements. While the planet of love and money is wandering through the sign of the Scales, we might want to partner up and commit to others on a deeper level.

The best way to keep your relationships and finances balanced is to use the energy to change how you partner and be mindful of all investments, not just of your money but of your time as well. Harmony with others is of the utmost importance to you at the moment. If you approach people in a respectful and peaceful way, odds are you’ll be able to get along and not experience any unnecessary drama, at least for the moment.

Your artistic blockages are now disappearing and lifting from your mind. Let your creative juices guide you toward excellence over the next few weeks. You’ll be able to put your talents to use and start bringing your innate artistic vision to reality. Let it all flow out of you.

Be good to yourself now. Take time out of your schedule to unwind and relax. Perhaps a warm healing bath under the blue moon or a day watching movies will help you find your chill vibe. Remember not to overdo it. This is your moment to de-stress and unwind as you head into the last days or summer.

Mercury arrives in the YOD* Zone today, quincunxing Saturn on it’s way to conjuncting Mars by Wednesday in a tight quincunx to Chiron. This atmosphere takes extraordinary patience and perseverance in the attempt to unwind our individual perspective from that of others. Mars and Mercury are working very hard to unearth any pain, guilt, or sense of inadequacy. However, a heightened intellectual perspective doesn’t help us know what to do with all of the feelings that are coming through — which is why we need so much patience and perseverance. We need to allow these feelings to surface with as little judgment and recrimination as possible.

*Yod is the astrological formation of two astral bodies (luminaries, planets, asteroids, et cetera) or calculated points (such as midheaven) sextile (60°, 1/6 the zodiac compass) to each other and a third quincunx / inconjunct (150°, 5/12 the zodiac compass) to them both.


Today is the 228th day of 2021
37 days until the Autumn Equinox
43 days until Mercury Retrograde
138 days until 2022

Sun is in Leo
Moon is in Sagittarius
Mercury is in Virgo
Venus is in Libra
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.


The King of Swords, thinking man of the tarot. Never in a rush, never in any doubt, always great in a crisis…. Does that mean you’ll be having one? Maybe. But it’s more likely that whatever you’re faced with today, you will be able to handle things efficiently, calmly and decisively. And if you find yourself over-reacting and in a blind panic?

This is a great card if you’re facing some tough decisions, it shows you will make the right one – not necessarily for everyone else so don’t expect a round of applause across the board. The King of Swords wouldn’t be concerned with upsetting the few in making the right decision, he’d leave that to the King of Cups instead.

Legal dealings or documents, business meetings, work related issues that involve the HR department, anything of an official capacity will be the tone of the day. That may or may not be good for you, it depends on your position.

If you find yourself having to make a big decision today, take a leaf out of the King of Swords’ book and think it through first, from every perspective, being fair and just in the process.

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