Deer Moon Astrology, 8/18/2021

Today is an action-packed day, astrologically speaking. The morning starts with a minor frustration between Mars and Mercury and healing centaur Chiron. This can make us want to take action to mend fences with ourselves and others. The caution is that it might be hard to find the best method, which could cause some inner tension.

The flip side of this transit is that you might want to reach out to those you’ve had arguments with in the recent past, which could backfire. The good news is that Venus and Jupiter share a minor aspect that can help to soothe such dilemmas and ego conflicts. It can create a harmonious vibe that lets you feel better about the past as well as give you direction about the future.

Mercury and Mars align in the evening, and this aspect can go two different ways: you can either argue relentlessly and want to have the last word, or you can create a fun-filled time for yourself because your energy level will be extremely high. The choice is yours.

Be advised that any arguments that do happen today could be craftier and sneakier than normal. Plus, they could start out of nowhere. A great way to diffuse the energy is to accept accountability and responsibility and then squash the issues and move on from them.

Today’s Mercury-Mars conjunction, in a tight quincunx to Chiron, provides a lynchpin for promising resolutions today. Sharp intellect supports effective communication in ways that open doors to understanding. Today’s Capricorn Moon trines the Mercury-Mars conjunction by this evening, which provides stability and structure to help keep communication constructive. We are able to lay an extremely strong foundation for future efforts and a reliable plan emerges from the communication process. The Moon also squares Chiron today so we will need to guard against becoming stalled by emotional stumbling blocks that may slow down communication. Once again, patience and perseverance are extremely important to keeping everyone engaged in the communication process.


Today is the 230th day of 2021
35 days until the Autumn Equinox
41 days until Mercury Retrograde
136 days until 2022

Sun is in Leo
Moon is in Capricorn
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 small bits of data you collect from the world to form ideas, the transfer of vital information via the universe always speaking to you, the need to integrate information and be discerning about what you expose yourself to

We tune in to information from our outer environment, then assign meaning to it within our psyches. Every day, however, the amount of data we sort through exceeds what we’re capable of processing. Especially since the advent of the Internet, we have been bombarded with more than we could ever hope to absorb. Therefore it’s important to be mindful of what we expose ourselves to.

Consistent exposure to unhealthy messaging invites us into a cynical, fear-based worldview. On the other hand, conscious exposure to information supporting our well-being shifts us toward growth and expansion. The choice, though, is not always obviously ours, which is why we must be discerning on a daily basis.
The universe is always engaging us—we are part of it, after all—through synchronicity, omens, and other signs that point toward our best path. Our intuition helps us tune in and see our environment like an oracle. How- ever, this new information doesn’t always make sense right away, so being curious and nonresistant is key to learning.

Today be open to receiving important information that may come from an unusual source. The universe wants to help you, but recognizing the way this aid will arrive depends on your willingness to shut out superfluous noise. Maybe you need to take a break from social media, gossip, or the news. Don’t let yourself get distracted. Listen without attachment, and see what arises in your life. Expect a message from the universe and you shall have it.

The number 34 in numerology symbolizes optimism, spirituality, analysis, self-expression, introspection, pragmatism. If the number 34 is your life path number, you are most likely inclined to study and expand your knowledge, solve other people’s problems using your creativity, etc.

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