Deer Moon Astrology, 8/17/2021

The sun in Leo and Mercury in Virgo share a minor connection with Pluto in Capricorn today, and it brings a somewhat awkward energy to the overall vibe. The sun and Pluto create intense minor aspects, which can make us feel a little out of place throughout the day, as though people aren’t seeing us clearly or letting our light shine.

The way to get comfortable with this energy is to just brush off other people’s projections and energy with the intention of creating a happy place for yourself where your ego can feel as though it’s being seen.

Mercury and Pluto also share minor aspects that can make emotions and communication really tense. There’s a chance that you’ll try to one-up everyone else or feel you need to. The lesson here is that you don’t have to have the last word in every argument or conversation. Sometimes it’s okay to let things lie or ride them out without drama. Keep this in mind throughout the day in order to avoid future relationship situations that could cause frustration.

Try not to project your own issues onto others. Also understand that people might project their own problems onto you, which is why it’s important to maintain boundaries to ensure that you aren’t picking up on their energy.

Sympathetic elements are injected into the rash of blind corners we are navigating this week. Today’s Sun-Pluto quincunx completes the Sun-Neptune/Pluto YOD. We may find some ability to step back from any personality clashes. However, we may also feel that our ego is on the line in ways that feel very threatening but this is really not the time to worry about looking good. With Venus now in Libra, we’re increasingly concerned about maintaining harmony and keeping the peace but this has the potential to encourage us to simply shut out or bury important feelings that need to be carefully worked through. Awareness and faith are really the keys that will keep us moving through this very challenging process. We need to remember that submerged feelings never go away until we take time to bless and release the underlying issues. The Moon is void-of-course this evening from 6:42 PM PDT until 10:57 PM PDT, when we are most likely to say things we don’t really mean.


Today is the 229th day of 2021
36 days until the Autumn Equinox
42 days until Mercury Retrograde
137 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.


Are you sticking your neck out too far, reaching too high instead of looking around you to see conditions on the ground? Your devotion to co-creating something new is admirable, but Giraffe Spirit is showing up to remind you that you have to look at the whole picture, not just those tasty leaves at the top of the tree.

Perspective is necessary now, and that means checking in with what is going on around you and at your feet. Or perhaps you are you ruminating over the worries of the world instead of paying attention to what you can do right now, where you are, to bring about the changes you would like to see. Align with your highest good, and know that while perspective is important, transformation begins where you are.

Do not get so far up in the clouds thinking about all the big problems that you lose perspective and forget to do your part, however small it may be, to start enacting change—for transformation begins with you.

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