Mars arrives in Gemini today, which can sometimes lead to sharp tongues and harsh outbursts. However, this atmosphere allows plenty of room for quick, independent action and we may avoid some of the harsh rhetoric that Mars in Gemini can bring. While the aggressive criticism may gear up next week when the Sun moves in to Virgo, today’s atmosphere provides more excitement and genuine curiosity which helps to support creative thinking, innovative solutions, and extra self-confidence. Nonetheless, we need to have something tangible to focus on — something that encourages us to persevere. If we lose our focus, we may miss this valuable window for finding innovative new ideas and solutions and slip into unhelpful, verbal sparring.
As Mars continues its journey through the signs, your eye for detail is sharp. However, try not to get overly fixated on small imperfections. This energy is asking us to take a step back from our projects and look at things from a wider point of view. There is the potential to catch mistakes and learn from them today, but only if we choose to step outside of what we already know.
Try not to be too rigid in your analytical thinking. Let creativity flow while still striving for excellence. This will be especially important as we move through the upcoming weeks and into the retrograde that begins at the end of October.
This unpleasant aspect can make it difficult for you to praise your own work. Being overly critical of yourself is a very real possibility when this energy is present, so cut yourself some slack and take a time-out if you begin to feel self-doubt.
Luckily, this energy begins to abate in favor of more helpful aspects in the cosmos. A sense of clarity is likely to rush over you, and you’ll begin to see new ways to harness your own power and create structures designed to help you succeed.
Today is the 232nd day of 2022
33 days until the Autumn Equinox
23 days until Mercury Retrograde
133 days until 2023
Sun is in Leo
Moon is in Gemini
Mercury is in Virgo
Venus is in Leo
Mars is in Gemini
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
37 | Lion Spirit | Be generous of spirit.
A healthy ego means you ease God’s order instead of edging God out. Lion Spirit’s appearance is a reminder that you have been given the gift of pride and a healthy sense of your worth to express your divine, authentic self in a unique way.
You are both the king and the queen, secure in your prosperity and wisdom and generous of spirit as you help others. Take pride in your ability to serve from the heart. Contentment with what you have, right now, allows you to use your resources wisely as you give to others in ways that educate, heal, inspire, and delight.
Be proud yet humble. Practice gratitude, and you will find that the accolades that come to you are no match for the joy of knowing what you have been able to do for others through expressing the bounty of generosity within you.
Lion Spirit knows there is a great savanna before you and many who will benefit from the healthy expression of your unique set of gifts if you choose to work in partnership with Spirit. All your relationships flourish as you express your worth and generosity of spirit with humility and kindness. What a blessing you can be to all!
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
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.
9/3/2022, FIRST QUARTER MOON IN SAGITTARIUS: The greatest need is to always search for something. In order to feel safe you might find that you need to have a goal, mission or philosophy that gives your life meaning. With Moon in Sagittarius you have an optimistic approach to life and you believe that things will get better even if you get into trouble.
9/10/2022, FULL MOON IN PISCES (HARVEST MOON): Moon in Pisces has the greatest sensitivity and perceptiveness of surroundings. You can experience feelings of insecurity, be passive and only wait and see what happens in your life. If you engage in creative or spiritual search, you will benefit from great imagination of Pisces.
9/17/2022, LAST QUARTER MOON IN GEMINI/CANCER: Moon in Gemini manifests itself by the need for changes and spontaneity. Safety lies in thinking about your feelings and sharing them with others. You can be more talkative and speak with ease these days. You might have a better ability to keep a cool head, but beware, cold heart can discourage others. Harmony of thinking and feeling is important.
Moon in Cancer brings your feeling of safety related to your home, family and related activities such as cooking and gardening. You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and forget in order to avoid depression from thinking too much about things. Your perception of the world can be very subjective; try to create a certain distance without being bitter. Due to your rich emotional manifestation you can create a real sense of belonging in the world.
9/25/2022, NEW MOON IN VIRGO: You might have a strong need for balance and harmony now. You probably desire to keep things nice rather than venturing into fundamental questions in order not to disturb the peace. You must learn to share your good and bad feelings. Do not be afraid to be who you really are, despite what is expected of you.
AUGUST 2022 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR
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.
SEPTEMBER 2022 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR
SEP 01 — MARS IN GEMINI SEXTILE JUPITER IN ARIES
An enthusiastic aspect that brings fun and excitement to extroverts, but overstimulation to introverts.
SEP 02 — MERCURY IN LIBRA OPPOSITION JUPITER IN ARIES
Try not to take things to personality during this thoughtless aspect. Feelings are easily hurt now.
SEP 04 — VENUS ENTERS VIRGO
Relationships and financial matters take a practical turn as we become more careful about how we spend our money and who we fall in love with.
SEP 06 — PALLAS ENTERS CANCER
During this transit, we’re encouraged to seek out wise mentors and take the advice of older family members.
SEP 09 — MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE IN LIBRA
The third time Mercury goes retrograde this year, bringing misunderstanding and emotional confusion to our relationships for the next three weeks.
SEP 10 — FULL MOON IN PISCES
This dreamy lunation gives us the uplifting vibes we need to get through the retrograde. The full moon helps us shift our focus from worrying about things we cannot control to the positives in our life that we can control.
SEP 11 — SUN IN VIRGO TRINE URANUS IN TAURUS
This enthusiastic aspect brings an abundance of joy and positivity where anything can happen.
SEP 16 — VENUS IN VIRGO SQUARE MARS IN GEMINI
An anxiety-ridden day in which we feel like we’re under the microscope of judgment and criticism.
SEP 16 — SUN IN VIRGO OPPOSITION NEPTUNE IN PISCES
An exhausting day that zaps our vitality and energy. Focus on relaxing hobbies rather than major tasks.
SEP 18 — MERCURY IN LIBRA OPPOSITION JUPITER IN ARIES
Avoid making promises today, as they will be very difficult to keep during this tricky aspect.
SEP 18 — SUN IN VIRGO TRINE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
This individualistic aspect brings confidence and inner power that will help you achieve anything you desire.
SEP 19 — VENUS IN VIRGO TRINE URANUS IN TAURUS
Expect the unexpected in matters of the heart and finances as the planet of love and money connects with the planet of surprises. By the way, these could be pleasant surprises—so open your mind to synchronicity.
SEP 22 — SUN ENTERS LIBRA/FALL EQUINOX
The fall equinox is a day of balance and harmony as the hours of lightness and darkness are equal. On a similar theme, Libra season brings peace, compromise, and harmony as we try to defuse situations with grace and charm over the next four weeks.
SEP 22 — SUN IN LIBRA CONJUNCT MERCURY IN LIBRA
Read over any important contract before putting your signature on it. During this aspect, major decisions require careful consideration.
SEP 23 — MERCURY RETROGRADE ENTERS VIRGO
Back again in Virgo, Mercury is comforted in its ruling sign, but can cause plenty of anxiety for us as we are disordered and hyper-focused on flaws and the need for perfection.
SEP 24 — VENUS IN VIRGO OPPOSITION NEPTUNE IN PISCES
This aspect has us putting on our rose-colored glasses as we see what we want to see, not what’s actually there.
SEP 25 — NEW MOON IN LIBRA
This autumn lunation hits the emotional reset button, creating some much-needed balance in our lives. It’s a good time to start new relationships or just look at a situation through clear eyes.
SEP 25 — VENUS IN VIRGO TRINE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
A good day for winning people over as this influential aspect increases our charm, allowing us to get what we desire.
SEP 26 — SUN IN LIBRA OPPOSITION JUPITER IN ARIES
Everything seems to fall into place during this optimistic aspect. Luck comes easily as long as we aren’t greedy or demanding.
SEP 27 — MERCURY IN VIRGO TRINE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
A day to hit the books and do plenty of research on serious topics until we get the answer to our problems—even if it’s not the answer we were hoping for.
SEP 27 — MARS IN GEMINI TRINE SATURN IN AQUARIUS
A day of innovation as goals are achieved with hard work and clever thinking.
SEP 29 — VENUS ENTERS LIBRA
In its other ruling sign. Venus focuses on the important relationships in our lives and finding harmony within those relationships. While we are less assertive, we can use our charm and cool attitudes to get what we want.
SEP 29 — CERES ENTERS VIRGO
With the nurturing Ceres in service-oriented Virgo, it’s important to find time and energy to take care of ourselves and attend to our only healing rather than tending to the needs of others.
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