Deer Moon Astrology, 8/23/2021

Venus in Libra harmonizes with Saturn in Aquarius today. This airy connection makes us get serious about romance and money. Venus is at home in the sign of Libra and likes to partner properly in this placement. Saturn in Aquarius is looking out for the greater good. This connection ensures that the needs of everyone involved are met and that a partnership or endeavor is beneficial to all.

The caveat is that it can make us more discriminatory about the people we trust, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. To be honest, it’s important to be a little suspicious of everyone until they’ve proven that they’re trustworthy.

Venus also shares a minor connection with Uranus, which juxtaposes the Saturn energy. We can expect to be somewhat indecisive throughout the day. All of these planets need to know that a relationship or financial obligation is strong and maintains our independence before we commit.

The sun and Pluto share a minor connection that makes us want to go deep even though the Saturn-Venus planetary connection urges us to be cool and aloof. This can allow us to get to the bottom of situations and make sure that we’re giving equal energy to people who are reciprocating. If not, it’s an indication that the relationship must evolve.

Awareness is flowing from many different directions today and requires a great deal of detachment and balance in order to stay organized. We may need to pull back a bit in order to collect our thoughts. We will need to be very cautious and avoid being stampeded into any premature or unwise actions — there is more to be revealed and there will be much to consider. This evening’s Moon-Neptune conjunction is wonderfully inspirational and creative. However, we need to tread very carefully in order to avoid being swept away by our inspiration. We should not forget to honor the perspectives of others and appreciate the value of productive interaction with those who have differing views.


Today is the 235th day of 2021
30 days until the Autumn Equinox
36 days until Mercury Retrograde
131 days until 2022

Sun is in Leo
Moon is in Pisces
Mercury is in Virgo
Venus is in Libra
Mars is in Virgo
Jupiter is Rx in Aquarius
Saturn is Rx in Aquarius
Uranus is Rx 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.


Zinnia encourages spontaneity and just plain silliness to help bridge the gap between responsible adult and innocent child. Allow yourself to rediscover your joyful, playful inner child. Open your heart and your imagination and allow yourself to dream—the world is your oyster and anything is possible!

In a world that is filled with weighty work obligations and no-nonsense duty, she is reminding us to not be so serious and “responsible” all of the time. Like a beautiful breath of fresh air, Zinnia shows up when we need to take a break from the business of “adulting.” She reminds us of the power of play.

It is said that through play, learning and growth occurs after only a few repetitions. If we want to experience the world anew, we must allow our curiosity and imagination to lead the way.

Living a life of joy is our birthright but it requires that we suspend our adult need for everything to be explained and ordered, logical and understandable. Open your heart and mind and engage with your imagination. The world is your playground!

Consider: What delights your silly side?

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