Deer Moon Astrology, 8/29/2021

Mercury enters Libra today, allowing us to have a fair-minded and balanced approach to communication. This time around, Mercury is the trigger point of a fraught t-square with Pluto and healing centaur Chiron, which can lead to an imbalance. We can expect secrets and scandals to be revealed, only to be weighed on the scales of justice. This means that we will be making judgments and decisions about these revelations.

Even though there are no problems in sight, you might be longing for some excitement in your relationships, and this could lead you to stir up some drama with your partner or friends. Instead of stirring the pot in your love relationship, try spicing things up in the bedroom or in your messages with your partner.

Keep in mind that we’re all trying to find order in the midst of chaos. Don’t make too many lists full of tasks that you know you can’t finish. Be mindful of the amount of work you take on now to avoid burnout. Only start what you can complete right away.

Our minds are running a mile a minute, as are our mouths. Think before you express yourself to avoid misunderstandings with others. Also, don’t accidentally spill the beans on a situation that you know little about but are viewing from the sidelines. That way, you can avoid accidentally making things worse.

Finally, instead of thinking with your analytical mind about everything, try trusting your intuition. This might be hard for you to do at first, but you’ll be able to lean into your instincts if you have faith in yourself and your decision-making. The answers are within.

Singleness of purpose can easily become tunnel vision today. The Moon arrives in Gemini by 9:41 AM this morning ruled by Mercury which is riding the Virgo-Libra cusp. Mercury will arrive in Libra late this evening. Today’s atmosphere is particularly chaotic and we may struggle gain any sort of Big Picture perspective. The more we try to avoid distractions and focus on one detail at a time, the less we are able to see what’s actually happening around us. The Moon’s light is waning and even though we may believe we are pulling on some very interesting and important threads of information, we may miss the fact that we are actually damaging the fabric in the process.


Today is the 241st day of 2021
24 days until the Autumn Equinox
30 days until Mercury Retrograde
125 days until 2022

Sun is in Virgo
Moon is in Taurus
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 New Moon occurs on September 7th in the sign of Virgo
  • The Full Moon occurs on September 20th in the sign of Pisces
  • Mercury is retrograde from September 27th until October 18th in Libra.
  • 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 1st in Pisces.


Key concepts: healing, making amends, the willingness to release past pain, being responsible and accountable, taking time to get healthy, renewal and rebirth after suffering

When you are wounded emotionally, you need time to regroup and find your center. You may have recently endured a breakup or betrayal, lost someone close to you, or lost an affiliation that you gave too much power to. Perhaps you’re watching someone go through a difficult time and feel bad that you can’t help them. Maybe you’re still not over a past disagreement. No matter the cause of this heartache, deep healing is called for. This happens on its own timetable and can never be rushed.

The path to healing the heart centers on reciprocity—the flow of giving and receiving. Sometimes wounding occurs because we’ve become too dependent on another, and this is accompanied by the desire to manipulate or control an outcome. Both wounding and healing usually begin within, not from the outer conditions of our lives. We often believe we can be wounded only by others, but we do more damage to ourselves in the self-sabotaging way we think and behave.

It is important to take steps to heal yourself and become willing to release the pain of the past, which can be tempting to revisit. It’s time to take responsibility for your part in this healing journey. Look for ways you can help yourself and others. Are you willing to make amends if needed or, conversely, accept someone where they are, without trying to influence their growth process?

Healing the heart in all aspects is your priority now. Nothing else matters. Only beauty and goodness will come as the result.

The numerology number 23 represents a companionable essence expressing a personal sense of freedom.

23 can be thought of as a creative, team-focused number 5 with a preference for quick diplomatic solutions to obstacles.

The numerology essence of the number 23 has similarities to the number 5’s adventuresome and witty existence. It has the 5’s insistence on personal freedom to experience things at its whim.

In addition to that essence, however, 23 contains elements of companionship, diplomacy, and teamwork energies, and also creativity.

The number 23 endeavors to try everything that interests it at least once. The interests are widely varied.

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