* Star Cast for August 25
by Maya White
Surely we are witnessing the power of Venus retrograde as the world financial markets appear to be in freefall. It’s disturbing to hear the CNN commentators joking about how much their retirement plans are tanking.
With Venus now retrograde in Leo, we are learning more about her. Finally she has returned from her time of exile when she was invisible in the sky (August 12th – August 20th) when she received NO light from the sun.
Now, as I have mentioned previously, she returns as a Morning Star, aka Lucifer, and she comes back with a vengeance. (Perhaps this is where the term ‘hell on wheels’ comes from.)
Ouch, Venus retrograde can feel like a time of no love, no money. However, in this phase, Venus is ready to do business on all levels, and in her warrior mode, she is a protector, not an aggressor. Venus as a Morning Star also signals your time to go for what you feel you deserve, and to claim your gifts and talents.
Pisces Full Moon – August 29th
This is a big week because we also welcome the Full Moon on Saturday, the 29th. This full moon is in Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac, a sign of completion. At 6 degrees Pisces, this full moon sits in the crosshairs of the upcoming Saturn/Neptune square and is releasing another layer of corruption and illusion (Neptune).
It appears (Neptune) that world financial markets are in free fall; but is it just a market correction (Saturn)? It appears (Neptune) that Donald Trump is the front runner for the 2016 Presidential elections; but will he retain his viability in the long haul (Saturn)?
Another good example of Saturn square Neptune is the televangelist – the person who stands up and supposedly tells people how to think had how to worship. Perhaps the new televangelists are CNN, Fox, and other media.
Your job is to think for yourself, and fulfill your soul mission in the midst of all the confusion. Saturn and Neptune are really just straightening out the kinks of energetic chaos that has been stirred up by Uranus and Pluto over the past 4 years.
Virgo – a Testament to Your Truth
Amazingly, we enter the last week of August, and the first week of the astrological sign of Virgo. Virgo is one of the few signs to have a human being as its avatar; many of the other signs, such as Aries, and Taurus, are represented by animals.
The ‘human’ signs are Gemini, Virgo, Libra, and Aquarius. As a sign for humans, Virgo is where we purify our animal instincts. Virgo is a sign that teaches us how to analyze and then make changes in our situation.
Three of these are air signs; only Virgo is of the earth element. These human avatar signs represent seasons when we refine our divine capacity for thought and combine it with free will choice.
Virgo is your time to:
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Each sign also has foods and/or medicines that it is affiliated with. Those for Virgo are: carrots, caraway seeds, parsley, licorice, lavender, and all plants whose medicines remove obstructions.
So, in the same way that plants remove obstructions, as a positive and powerful human, think of this time as one to remove obstructions from your life.
You can also think of Virgo as your time to prepare for the Autumnal Equinox (September 23rd) which symbolically is a time when we balance our inner, personal needs with external pressures such as living with others.
The Sun is in Virgo this year from August 23rd until September 22nd.
What’s Going On – week of August 24th
For the astrology of this week, Tuesday is a great day to remove obstacles because the Moon in Capricorn forms a trine to the Sun and Jupiter and is also conjunct Pluto, the sign of power.
Your Lucky Day! Sun conjunct Jupiter
Wednesday, Aug 26th, has an aspect that could be considered as one of the luckiest days of the year because the Sun is conjunct Jupiter, the planet of good luck, growth, and expansion.
The true essence of Jupiter is that of energetic protection – so, on this day, Wednesday, be on the lookout for opportunities, and take some time out to connect with your inspirations and goals for the remainder of 2015.
Wishing YOU the best of luck, that you’ll find your pot of gold and all of your dreams, wishes, and positive desisres are fulfilled.
Astrology gives insight on your health, wealth, and even timing. Have an amazing week, and a fantastically rich and rewarding life. If you want to light up your own life with astrology, contact me