By Lorna Bevan | Guest Writer
“Real transformation calls you to a place-metaphorically a desert or mountain peak-where as you sit, the hard wind of reality strips away all the trappings of life, like so much clothing, make up and accessories.” Joan Halifax
As is already obvious, August is a month of high drama, of political and climate crises and clashes between polarised advocates of collective responsibility and personal freedom.
On August 7, the Sun squares volatile Awakener Uranus in Taurus, on Sunday 8th a tricky confrontational Leo New Moon re-triggers the on-going harsh Saturn /Uranus square across the fixed signs. I describe this in August’s 5D Report as a signature of climate crisis and emergency – where the political becomes the unavoidably personal and vice versa. This week’s unprecedented wild fires in southern Europe are a literal physical manifestation of Sun in Leo lighting the blue touch paper. There will be another flashpoint around the 20th when the Sun opposes Jupiter in Aquarius when everything – good and bad – will get magnified to excess or spiral out of control.
Venus in a Grand Earth trine to Pluto and Uranus is another clear and unambiguous message about waking up to reality out of the trances of consumerism, self-improvement and staring at screens into practical responsible collective action – before it’s too late.
In your own life, this unholy trinity of Aquarius, Taurus and Leo is bulldozing anything that is built on shifting sands. Instead of resisting:
- streamline + simplify
- eliminate and let go of anything no longer true for you.
- understand that what you stop doing, de-tangle and remove is as important as what you keep
- keep it lean and keep it simple
- clean up so you can be free to do your best work in the world
Chandra Symbol for LEO 17
Elegant women sitting on a porch and fanning themselves.
“Rising superior to apparent limitations, you defiantly renounce the letter of the law to salvage the spirit of the law. Puncturing pretence. Breaking down power and control structures. You are militantly outrageous, anti-traditional. Pulled forward by a vision, a knack, an instinct for what this Earth asks and demands. On fire with the power of radical changes, you feel in your cells the next stage in evolution. Ignited by the sense for being selected out as the quintessential representative of progressive currents, you dramatize yourself, your cause, your expanding awareness. You want to make sure everybody knows that something new is going on around here, and that it will not stop nor take a back seat to anybody or anything.” – Inside Degrees Elias Lonsdale
Aries Weekly Forecast: August 8-15, 2021
An old way of living is going dark and you are being called to evolve and change out of old patterns that no longer serve you or your work. It’s not an admission of weakness to say you don’t know and to ask for input and feedback. Pay close attention to your money – income, debt and savings – and all your resources – possessions, skills, experience – by making practical plans for a much simpler way of life and nurturing your creativity wherever it shows up. Aim to find a balance between taking responsible action and enjoying each day for the sake of it.
Stepping into a freer, more streamlined way of living.
Taurus Weekly Forecast: August 8-15, 2021
Your home needs to become even more central to your life. That means building stronger foundations both where you live and with your tribe and family, looking ahead to become more self-sufficient and less wasteful. In your solar chart, the on-going Saturn/Uranus Aquarius/Taurus clash is huge nudge to re-balance your home/work life in a way that nurtures your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing yet helps you to become more self-supporting financially. Sunday’s New Moon in Leo is an urgent reminder that everything you do matters.
You are in the vanguard of knowing what needs doing for a more sustainable future.
Gemini Weekly Forecast: August 8-15, 2021
With Sunday’s tricky New Moon in your 3rd House of communication, it’s time to look at how effectively you engage with others-whether by zoom, social media, texts or face to face. Gaining personal rapport has far more impact than passing on your opinions or nuggets of information. Better to use that sharp mind of yours to come up with practical ideas to expand your people landscape as we head towards totally unknown territory. Expect a changing of the guard amongst your supporters, allies and collaborators.
People don’t remember what you said, they remember how you made them feel.
Cancer Weekly Forecast: August 8-15, 2021
Your finances and resources are under pressure as the Saturn/Uranus clash intensifies. That means what you earn, save, owe, what you own, your skills and life experience. It also includes anything you own with others such as a partner. It all comes down to a change in what you value most in a rapidly shifting world. It’s going to be increasingly important to have access to money in different forms, to supply chains and to somewhere safe to live. As a Cancerian, you intuitively understand this. Work with Sunday’s Leo New Moon to come up with practical ways to add to your income stream.
More resources mean more choices.
Leo Weekly Forecast: August 8-15, 2021
This is your time of year but it definitely isn’t business as usual. Many aspects of your old way of life need to be left by the roadside having outlived their natural usefulness. As Sunday’s New Moon in your sign is over lit by the Sirian Sun of Lions Gate, consider who and what has disappeared and how you can use your many gifts to build stronger foundations for the future. The people you know and care about, your tribe, your family, your friends are going to become increasingly important to you. Belonging is located both inside you and in your community. Everything you put out into the Field – thoughts, words, deeds, feelings – makes a tangible difference.
Stepping up to becoming a leader.
Virgo Weekly Forecast: August 8-15, 2021
August is always a month when your batteries are at their lowest – just before the Sun returns to your own sign to recharge you for another year. Knowing this, flow with your natural cycle and retreat a little, cutting back on some activities to take quiet time for yourself. Sunday’s New Moon in Leo is at odds with change agents Saturn and Uranus in your 12th/6th and 9th Houses. Things will feel chaotic, so stop trying to control what is not yours to manage and learn to respond to whatever presents. Instead, use that down time to develop the new practical priorities that are emerging and set your agenda accordingly.
”Change -a deep and sometimes painful realisation that the previous You didn’t make it but the current You survived.” – Andrea Balt
Libra Weekly Forecast: August 8-15, 2021
The key to thriving, not just surviving these chaotic times is by recognising and accepting that many of your old plans, hopes and dreams have lost their appeal, seeming increasingly out-dated and irrelevant. Start by sifting the wheat from the chaff, making space to allow new ideas to emerge. Your values and your priorities are in the frame-are you ready to walk your talk? Right Relationships and kindness are your touchstones. How will that knowledge change your actions going forward?
An old way of life is going dark.
Scorpio Weekly Forecast: August 8-15, 2021
Your sign of Scorpio has 2 rulers – Pluto and Mars. Both intense planets of transformation, they imprint you with a life of constant tests, challenges and initiations. This is one of those times. The structures you’ve built around home, family and career are now rapidly destabilising to make way for something different. It’s time to use that strong survival instinct of yours to come up with practical and flexible ideas to build your personal security as we head towards totally unknown territory. Just as worlds undergo periodic natural upheavals, so too must your hopes, dreams and plans.
Nothing ever changes without the floorboards falling out first.
Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: August 8-15, 2021
Your world is opening up again and not just externally from the easing of travel restrictions but internally as it dawns on you that you’ve been in a deep sleep for far too long. This wakeup call courtesy of Saturn, Uranus and Sunday’s Leo New Moon is a big nudge to bring your hopes, dreams and plans right up to date. So many of your old projections have lost their juice and now’s the time to decide what and who really makes life worth living and invest the majority of your effort, love and commitment in making them even better.
The greatest personal limitation is to be found not in the things you want to do and can’t, but in the things you’ve never considered doing.
Capricorn Weekly Forecast: August 8-15, 2021
As a child of Saturn, August is when the warmth of Sirius and Leo opens your heart to the recognition that love keep you alive. Love including and beyond the intimate, love for those around you and for all humanity. This week, when change is definitely not an option, start by doing something kind and practical for your tribe or family then look outwards into your neighbourhood. What and who needs help and support? Kindness is a currency that can’t be depleted – it grows the more it is used. And compassion strengthens your own immune system.
Begin with yourself and work outwards.
Aquarius Weekly Forecast: August 8-15, 2021
As a solar Aquarian, you are hosting dour Saturn in your sign until March 2023 and this week the Lord of Time and Karma is under intense pressure from unpredictable Uranus as well as a tricky New Moon in your opposite sign of Leo. Look around you. Which old realities that you thought were permanent fixtures in your life have disappeared while you weren’t looking? Although it’s an Aquarian badge of honour to insist that you enjoy the challenge of the new, you often dig your heels in and resist anything that you haven’t initiated yourself. Refuse to fall into that trap and stay wide open and flexible to circumstances shifting in the blink of an eye.
Model yourself on an Akido Master.
Pisces Weekly Forecast: August 8-15, 2021
A clash between the Leo New Moon and Saturn and Uranus are removing old sources of support and dissolving crumbling foundations so you can clear the slate and build back better. Fine words but stressful to experience. Pay extra attention to your health, wellbeing, exercise and work routines, all of which need updating, refining and nurturing. Wellbeing means bringing harmony to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies, so that none of them is out of sync. As a very sensitive, intuitive sign, nervous stress can de-stabilise you unless you bring harmony out of chaos.
“Things may get a little odd at times, but they work out. You don’t have to try very hard to make them work out; you just let them.” – The Tao of Pooh
Originally published at hareinthemoonastrology.co.uk and reproduced here with permission.
About the Author
Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.
I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.