The sun in Leo squares the Nodes of Destiny today, putting us in a self-indulgent and sensual mood, so make sure to take advantage of the finer things in life. This can bring all sorts of unexpected surprises our way. A square between these cosmic points loves to shake things up, so prepare to take on whatever comes your way. If you have kids, you can expect some rebellious behavior.
On the plus side, this aspect can also bring a surge of creativity and genius-like epiphanies. It would be wise to keep a small notebook nearby so you can document any brilliant ideas that shoot through your brain.
Within this tense square, we could also encounter some harsher emotions. The energy created here can make people share too much as filters fall by the wayside, but we could also have trouble communicating. This energy makes emotions unpredictable, and there might be a tendency to say things in the heat of the moment that you don’t actually mean.
Whether this energy resonates with you on a personal or creative level, it might be a good idea to jot down your thoughts and save the articulation of them for later. Make sure you’re being kind throughout the day, and try to avoid arguments or heated discussions. The energy can go in many directions, so try to stay away from drama.
The Moon goes briefly void-of-course this morning, from 9:39 AM PDT until 11:44 AM PDT. The Moon’s arrival in Aquarius steadies our nerves but may bring confusing and contradictory intuitive flashes that slow us down. Trust is the likely challenge here. We may feel let down in some way or come to worry that we have misplaced our trust. The forming Sun-Uranus square has us feeling determinedly independent but also a bit reckless or impulsive, possibly leading to actions that are easily misunderstood. Although we may feel the need to take quick action, we should be especially sure that we can clearly see a way forward that will actually get us to where we want to go.
Today is the 222nd day of 2022
43 days until the Autumn Equinox
33 days until Mercury Retrograde
143 days until 2023
Sun is in Leo
Moon is in Aquarius
Mercury is in Virgo
Venus is in Cancer
Mars is in Taurus
Jupiter is Rx Aries/Pisces
Saturn is Rx in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is Rx in Pisces
Pluto is Rx in Capricorn
Chiron is Rx in Aries
29 | Giraffe Spirit | See the bigger picture.
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.
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
AUGUST 12: FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS (STURGEON MOON): Your relationship with your emotions might be more complicated, because Moon in Aquarius has a strong need for emotional freedom. However, when you are in a group of people, it is easier for you to understand your feelings and free yourself from negative emotions such as fear, anger and jealousy.
AUGUST 19: LAST QUARTER MOON IN TAURUS: Your safety depends on the need for stability, which is not easy to satisfy now. You have to learn to accept change as part of your life. The basic problem is finding your own self-respect in order to ensure that you do not mistakenly seek it in material things. When you accept yourself for who you are, it will become easier for you to find peace and tranquility in the outside world.
AUGUST 27: NEW MOON IN VIRGO: Your feeling of safety is now related to order and clarity, even in emotions. You may have the need to organise everything chaotic and disorganized. Try being more tolerant and accept imperfections of life. It is better to trust life and let it run its own way, not everything must be according to our expectations.
AUGUST 2022 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR
AUG 11 — FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS
This freedom-seeking lunation brings an ideal time to leave toxic friend groups behind and go your own way, so you develop healthier relationships elsewhere.
AUG 11 — VENUS ENTERS LEO
Relationships burn brightly when the planet of love is in proud Leo. The next few weeks will be filled with grand, romantic gestures as it’s easy to express how in love we are—at least for the moment.
AUG 11 — SUN IN LEO SQUARE URANUS IN TAURUS
Unexpected changes knock us off our feet and point us in a different direction. It’s a day to tread carefully and move slowly.
AUG 11 — MARS IN TAURUS SEXTILE NEPTUNE IN PISCES
This sensual aspect is great for romantic relationships and may even help us find our soulmate as the spiritual world meets the physical one.
AUG 14 — MARS IN TAURUS TRINE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
During this confident aspect, we’re able to tap into our inner power to live boldly and push self-imposed boundaries.
AUG 14 — SUN IN LEO OPPOSITION SATURN IN AQUARIUS
A day of deep insecurity as this aspect creates plenty of obstacles to overcome. Try not to take life so seriously today; it’s nothing personal.
AUG 18 — VENUS IN LEO TRINE JUPITER IN ARIES
This romantic aspect brings a “love-at-first-sight” vibe that makes it ideal for first dates and love affairs in general.
AUG 20 — MARS ENTERS GEMINI
Buckle up because Mars will be in flighty Gemini for the rest of the year. In this mutable air sign, our energies become less focused but more flexible as we bounce from passion to passion on our quest for knowledge.
AUG 21 — MERCURY IN VIRGO OPPOSITION NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A draining day that can sap our collective energy and make us all very tired. Save important decisions for later and go back to bed.
AUG 21 — VESTA RETROGRADE ENTERS AQUARIUS
Vesta re-enters Aquarius, bringing the inequality of the world to our collective attention as we struggle between personal freedom and what’s best for the group.
AUG 22 — SUN ENTERS VIRGO
After spending the last month being the center of attention, we become a little more modest as the summer comes to an end. For the next four weeks, the energy will be sensible, organized, and a little cynical as we pour over every detail.
AUG 22 — MERCURY IN VIRGO TRINE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
An ideal day for brainstorming as the mind will be full of fresh ideas and unique solutions.
AUG 24 — URANUS GOES RETROGRADE IN TAURUS
During this five-month retrograde, we’re given plenty of opportunities to face our fears and get rid of what’s not working.
AUG 25 — MERCURY ENTERS LIBRA
Communication becomes charming and friendly as our inner diplomatic comes to the surface. While it’s not a great time to make important decisions, it does give us a chance to brush up on our negotiation skills.
AUG 26 — VENUS IN LEO SQUARE URANUS IN TAURUS
Patience is required during this frustrating aspect that brings sudden and unexpected changes and delays.
AUG 26 — SUN IN VIRGO SQUARE MARS IN GEMINI
A restless day that could bring conflict, miscommunication, and nervous energy.
AUG 27 — NEW MOON IN VIRGO
The devil is in the details during this lunation as we look at how we can improve our lives without becoming obsessive.
AUG 28 — VENUS IN LEO OPPOSITION SATURN IN AQUARIUS
A frustrating aspect that could make us feel unrecognized and unappreciated by others. It could create conflict and make it difficult to express feelings.
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