There is strong energy for communication in relationships today, but you might want to do some monitoring and put in the effort to make sure the love and affection go both ways. A connection between Mercury and the North Node of Destiny asks us to pay attention to the give-and-take in our close relationships. Don’t expend energy on people who aren’t able or willing to reciprocate.
If you’re living the single life, this aspect could make you feel lonely, so be extra kind to yourself and indulge in activities that make you feel comforted and at peace.
As we head into the afternoon, keep your eye open for surprises! The sun is throwing some love toward Jupiter via a minor connection, which could mean an unexpected gift from the Universe or a loved one is in store for you. This aspect is also perfect for bringing innovative or creative ideas into your home décor. Your expressive side will want to stretch its wings, so don’t neglect the activities that bring out your artistic self. Channeling your emotions in imaginative ways will be extremely therapeutic today.
Overall, there is a marvelous blend of intuition and intellect available, but it may be quite challenging to stay on enough of an even keel to actually see how to make use of it. Defensiveness or an over reliance on protocol could easily keep us mired in the details and have us missing the opportunities for some innovative re-thinking of whatever challenges or issues we are sorting through. This is actually a very healing, fast-moving, and active environment but one which requires a cooperative attitude. Creative thinking is rewarded but must be grounded in responsibility and a bit of perseverance.
Round out your evening by relaxing at home with a hot bath, cozy book or splayed out on the couch. You deserve it!
Today is the 227th day of 2022
38 days until the Autumn Equinox
28 days until Mercury Retrograde
138 days until 2023
Sun is in Leo
Moon is in Aries
Mercury is in Virgo
Venus is in Leo
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
31 | Groundhog Spirit | Time to let go.
Endings lead to beginnings and death is a part of life, so Groundhog Spirit is here to let you know that it is time to accept the natural ending of something that is no longer serving you. We love to hold on to what is familiar, but the new needs space to arrive so growth can occur.
When Groundhog Spirit appears, it is a sign there is something in your present situation that you need to let go of so that something new can be born, something that will far better serve you now.
When the groundhog sees his shadow, he retreats to his den. So too might you yearn for a little more time to say good-bye and transition into the new. However, change is coming and it is good, so let go of your resistance. Spring brings many blessings, and what must die will always be reborn in a new form that will be right for you.
Life requires change and detachment. Say farewell to whatever once served you, and get ready for something amazing to take its place. Spirit is already sending it your way.
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
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 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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