By Lorna Bevan | Guest Writer
This week, the buzzy Uranian/Aquarian high frequency intensifies the cosmic acupuncture of short, sharp shocks of the totally unexpected. Mercury in his own sign of Virgo with Mars is very active while the Sun, Mars and the Messenger of the Gods align with the karmic points of the Great Attractor and the Galactic Centre. It’s time to pay attention….
On August 20th, the Great Awakener Uranus turns retrograde for the first time in 80 years in Taurus until January 22, 2022. The Sky God’s unequivocal message of “Evolve or Die” is going to be felt physically and practically. As he travels through Taurus until 2026,shocks to the global markets and financial systems, to food supply chains, to personal freedom and to the planet itself will intensify, demanding radical re-thinking and innovation. Look to see which House Taurus rules in your birth chart. If you don’t already have it as an essential life guide, get your Personal Sky Within Astrology Profile and Birth Chart. These 5 retrograde months are ripe for collaborating with and implementing change in this area of your life. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. This type of insanity doesn’t fly with Uranus and it will forcefully remove anything that impedes your progress.
On Sunday August 22nd, the 2nd (!) Full Moon in Aquarius in 4 weeks repeats Uranus’s message. The Moon at the Master 29th degree of Aquarius is conjunct Jupiter in a Grand Cross with the Sun in Leo and the karmic Nodes of Fate, trine the Galactic Centre. A double Full Moon is a time of culmination – the results are in on the progressive changes you’ve made – or the resistance you’ve put up – since December 21 2021 when Saturn and Jupiter crossed into Aquarius.
The Chandra Symbol for Double Full Moon Aquarius 30
A large pool filled with white water lilies in bloom.
“We become vessels for the light. Since it is endless and because our future sense is wide open, we are literally being flooded with light to an extraordinary extent. Just to forge this into something useful and helpful is quite a task. The only way we can stay true to what we experience here, yet equally be an evolutionary vessel of restoring what is most essential is if we can meet the struggles and strife of this world from a most distinctive and unusual place. We are called to be detached, yet in the same breath able to swoop right down and be entirely here with how everybody experiences the darkness and the sense of forgetting. For as we hold the high vertical steady, we become light bearers in terms that are life-giving and fruitful in total measure.” – Inside Degrees Elias Lonsdale
Aries Weekly Forecast: August 15-22, 2021
Your finances are likely to throw you a curve ball, as unpredictable Uranus slows to turn retrograde in your 2nd House of earnings on Friday August 20th until January 22 2022. One income stream could dry up or, if you’re self-employed, one important client might leave – if not now, then over the next few months. Time to get extra creative in finding new and untried ways of diversifying where your money comes from. With both Mercury and Mars in Virgo, work is going to be busy. Shake up your routines to become more productive. On Sunday 22nd, the 2nd Aquarian Full Moon shines a spotlight on groups and affiliations.
Now’s the time to wave goodbye to certain associations you’ve long outgrown.
Taurus Weekly Forecast: August 15-22, 2021
All the Aquarian activity at odds with Awakener Uranus at the midpoint of your own sign is pushing you to make your voice heard and your career, service or business really count. Aquarius is the sign at the pinnacle of your chart-the Mid Heaven-so having 2 Full Moons in 4 weeks there is highly unusual and very lucky. The spotlight is definitely on you, so, even if you’d rather be enjoying a break or relaxing at home, make sure you launch a new project, podcast, blog, whatever at the Full Moon on Sunday August 22nd.Allow your creativity full rein- with Mercury, planet of commerce busy in your 5th House of self-expression, life is going to be full on.
Your time to shine.
Gemini Weekly Forecast: August 15-22, 2021
On Tuesday 19th, your personal planet Mercury meets Mars at the lowest point of your chart, your 4th House. It’s time for to have discussions or even exchange some difficult truths with members of your family or tribe. It’s also very helpful for sorting out problems around the house once and for all. The 2nd Full Moon in Aquarius in 4 weeks lights up your 9th House of broadening your horizons. If between the 1st Full Moon on July 23rd you discovered a new project that intrigued you, it could set you off on a real learning curve for the next few months. Alternatively, you might unearth an old passion or hobby that you’d left by the wayside.
When the Sun returns to Virgo on August 23rd, for the next month your focus will be on your roots, your family and your home.
Cancer Weekly Forecast: August 15-22, 2021
You may be feeling unsettled in some way in your community or in the groups you belong to. Unpredictable Uranus is at odds with Saturn in this part of your chart, so perhaps it’s time to move on and look for new alliances and friendships. Unusually, this year, there are 2 (!) Full Moons in Aquarius-the first on July 23rd and the 2nd on August 22nd. For you as a Cancerian, it’s a message about your resources and your finances. Since both Saturn-prudence-and Jupiter-overspending-are in Aquarius, it would be wise to check out your bottom line for money leaks or debt.
Learning how to consolidate or invest your income stream.
Leo Weekly Forecast: August 15-22, 2021
Wow-what a birthday month it’s turning out to be! Heavy hitters Saturn and Uranus are insisting on change in your career and relationships amplified by 2 (!) Full Moons in your opposite sign of Aquarius-the first on July 23rd and the 2nd on August 22nd. Hopefully, you’ve risen to the challenge and voluntarily jumped out of an old rut or comfort zone that was keeping you small. No matter how it plays out for you, the key is to act decisively to put an end to situations that you’ve outgrown, rather than wait for others to do it for you. At the 2nd Full Moon on the 22nd, the Moon is conjunct expansive Jupiter, so make sure you celebrate the gains you’ve made.
Your focus will switch to your finances from August 23rd– be on the ball.
Virgo Weekly Forecast: August 15-22, 2021
Make a note of Monday August 19th-a standout day for you when your personal planet Mercury meets action planet Mars in Virgo. It’s a day to get things sorted, done, to clear the decks and to have any difficult conversations you’ve been putting off. Tread gently, be kind but make sure your boundaries are strong and stick to your guns. On the 23rd the Messenger-extra busy all week-aligns with awakener Uranus and there could be some light-bulb moments of sudden insight or realisation. On Sunday 22nd, the 2nd Full Moon in Aquarius in 4 weeks is a nudge to make your physical wellbeing much more of a priority. Work is going to increase and when you’re busy, it’s all too easy to let bad habits creep in.
Finding some creative ways to de-stress.
Libra Weekly Forecast: August 15-22, 2021
On Monday August 19th, when Mercury merges with Mars in your deep 12th House, you may be prompted to do some inner house clearing and mental de-cluttering. A chance remark could change your mind over an old belief. Discerning the difference between family imprinting and what your own experience has taught you can set you free. On August 22nd the 2nd Aquarian Full Moon of 2021 conjuncts generous Jupiter in your 5th House of fun, leisure and self-expression. Grab life with both hands and squeeze the juice out of it. Remind yourself of what and who makes you come alive and make a vow to put your passions right at the heart of your priorities from now on.
Straight after the Full Moon, the Sun enters Virgo, helping you to recharge your batteries ahead of your birthday.
Scorpio Weekly Forecast: August 15-22, 2021
August has definitely been a month for the record books and it hasn’t finished yet. All week, planet of shocks and surprises Uranus is slowing to station retrograde in your opposite sign of Taurus. Close partnerships may need a shake up and shake out, if they’ve become too stuck or restrictive. Should you need to have a sensitive or difficult conversation, choose Monday 19th when Mercury and Mars together in Virgo encourage you to be truthful, direct and straightforward. On Sunday 22nd, the 2nd Full Moon in Aquarius in four weeks shines a spotlight on your home, tribe and family. With Jupiter conjunct the Moon, it’s time to think about the future in terms of where and how you want to live and to consider radical options.
A break with tradition.
Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: August 15-22, 2021
Despite August traditionally being a month to take a holiday or a trip, for the first time since 2019 Mars at the pinnacle of your chart is lighting a fire under your career. On Monday 19th, the action planet is rocket boosted by Mercury, so now’s the time to have important conversations, set up interviews and send out your resume. On the 20th your own planet lucky Jupiter aligns with the Sun-time to go large and think big. On Sunday 22nd, the 2nd Full Moon in Aquarius in four weeks brings an important project to completion. Polish it, then launch it out into the world under its own steam.
Straight after the Full Moon when the Sun returns to Virgo to join forces with Mercury and Mars, the sky’s the limit for your reputation and public profile.
Capricorn Weekly Forecast: August 15-22, 2021
August has been intense and challenging so far and that continues this week, as planet of surprises Uranus slows to turn retrograde on August 20th.Find some new ways to enjoy yourself, to take a break from routine and to just have fun. The 2nd Full Moon in Aquarius on August 22nd puts the spotlight back on to your finances and resources. It marks a completion of some sort-perhaps the end of repaying a loan or a final lump sum pay out or an annual bonus. It’s likely to be positive as Venus is crossing the top of your chart lighting up your career angle and making a beautiful aspect to Saturn, your own planet in your own sign, on August 23rd.
Rewards for due diligence.
Aquarius Weekly Forecast: August 15-22, 2021
As a solar Aquarian, you should be in your element this month and especially this week. Not only is your ruler Uranus turning backwards in your own sign but you’ve been graced with a very rare 2nd Aquarius Full Moon on August 22nd-the first was on July 23rd.The icing on the cake is that this one arrives with the Moon conjunct Jupiter-the gift bringer of the planets. It’s time to start a new phase in your life. If you’ve been working behind the scenes on a project, a passion or a hobby, launch it into the world around Sunday 22nd. A day later, on August 23rd, Venus in fellow air sign Libra reaches out to Saturn in your sign -time to go out and life to the full.
Pisces Weekly Forecast: August 15-22, 2021
August is certainly proving a month for the record books and as a sensitive Water sign, you’re probably feeling exhausted and drained by the relentless fiery Yang energy. Make sure you tread carefully and diplomatically on the 19th/20th when Mercury bumps into Mars in your relationship zone. Make kindness your mantra, no matter what happens. On Sunday 22nd, a rare 2nd Full Moon in Aquarius conjuncts Jupiter- your esoteric ruler- lighting up your angle of retreat, withdrawal and spirituality. Create a sanctuary, take a long bath and let the accumulated stresses wash right away. If you can go deep into nature and immerse yourself in greenery, so much the better.
Take heart. The last week of August will restore your faith in one particular person.
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.