August 17 – 23, 2015
Aries/Aries Rising: Follow the language that is enchanting you this week, because it is leading you back to a place that can be owned and reintegrated after being lost for a time. You may not see the big picture immediately, but trust that if you are being compelled and that you’re excited about what you’re doing, it is leading you somewhere. The First Quarter Moon in Scorpio on the 22nd is going to ask you to dive deep – to initiate new discovery of your creative energy by plunging in where before you had been just playing on the surface. At the end of the week the Sun moves into Virgo and you will find more life force just by showing up for what you are called to show up for.
Taurus/Taurus Rising: This week brings you to examine some themes again from relationships, where either you are very content to do your own thing and follow your own path, and where this is in conflict with partnership – ideally these energies become integrated where the partner is not a source of limitation but of co-equal expansion. This week can have you questioning and experimenting with how you interact with commitment and where you say “this actually isn’t right for me,” trusting that you are going to attract what you need at any given time.
Gemini/Gemini Rising: This week there is an extra link up between your words/self-expression and what kind of likemindedness you attract as a result, so if there is something on your mind you’ve haven’t yet put out there, this week you may find where resonance exists by going ahead and expressing it even if you feel way out there. You can also experiment with ways to communicate very particular ideas or concepts. You are being asked in a sense to quit the vagueness where there is actually more depth to refine and piece out, and you will see results as fortification of desire, perhaps attracting more of what you actually want versus what is ‘kind of’ what you want.
Cancer/Cancer Rising: This is really like a week to stoke your passions. Where your creative energy has maybe hit a comfortable and stable point, you want to get deeper into the juiciness of it. It’s like getting serious about your play, and seeing the aspect of it that is a channel and function of your expressive life force, and that it does need to be accessed. However it may appear superfluous, it’s not – it’s like a fertilizer for life. Your awareness of self is all you need to dive in. What is happening right now for you is real and meaningful. It is material, there is depth inside of it. Have some serious fun.
Leo/Leo Rising: Being discerning about your values this week is a way of healing places in your deep psyche that are more inclined to settle or sacrifice when you really don’t have to. But the key is that this discernment is from a core place of self-worth, and one that does not posture itself below or above another. That is a skill of humility that all Leos are graced to learn, because it’s that balance of being in the Sun without causing burnout. Deep reflections this week during the First Quarter Moon about your identity, and the true empowerment offered therein. ‘Nonthreatening power’ as related to the solar plexus.
Virgo/Virgo Rising: This current landscape is offering you healing through showing up for what you want, showing up for your impulses of discovery through diving headfirst into the unknown. It may not be a risky venture, but simply one that is new and doesn’t have a roadmap. Out of the more formless fire of inspiration that is propelling you behind the scenes, you are getting deeply in tune with a map you are creating by experimentation. This is an exciting time. By the end of the week the Sun moves into your sign, and you are getting ready for another solar year as themes of the last are showing up to be culminated.
Libra/Libra Rising: Radical heart opening potentials this week – ones that are able to bust blocks on self-love by taking you far away from the subjective orientation that created the block, and into the heart of truth where you are reflected in such a beautiful and royal light. This is a time to trust that you are going to receive what you put out – so if you want more connective relationships, just let people know who you are by projecting it with the detachment of not caring about or catering to any result. Your authenticity is more than good enough. Empower yourself, and the world becomes full of opportunity.
Scorpio/Scorpio Rising: You have already been building, dismantling, and building structures to support you right now, and this week it continues with the drive to go deep into following and solidifying key instincts. When you get situated in the right way (alignment, basically), it gets progressively easier to have your instincts act in alignment with your creativity. Right now if you are strong about what your values are, and have identified them clearly, it will be easy to act with that as a compass, and it will guide you toward good choices even if you are called to make them quickly.
Sagittarius/Sagittarius Rising: This week is full of fiery inspiration for you. As it heats up, there will be a key moment to surrender the vision to the ultimate, not that you will lose it, but that you will allow it to expand in the resonance of truth rather than restrict it with the limitation of a conceptual framework that seems enchanting now, but really with so much more to be seen beyond it. This is like ‘letting your eggs hatch’ and giving into the right brain for a bit. When the Sun moves into Virgo, you’ll have more support to put your vision into solidified structures, which yes, means work, but also means a payoff.
Capricorn/Capricorn Rising: A lot of potency in your soul sector with it being Leo season – additionally the First Quarter Moon this week brings you to extract the depth themes from this week and launch it into a new, radicalized perspective. Go deep into your lens that views the world with objectivity, and continually you are reflected back to your inner-uniqueness, who you are compared to, alongside or separate from the matrix of the world. That matrix can offer you support and structure, but it does not have to limit you with definitions you don’t identify with. You are an innovator right now. What will you create?
Aquarius/Aquarius Rising: By now you can be seeing the importance of aligning your relationships and relationship philosophy with the truth of your actual make-up, that you are not having to give into a pre-defined system but can be discovering your boundaries and preferences as you go along. This week is potent for surrendering any further attachments to mostly unconscious rules of engagement that don’t resonate with your current needs or reality. And you can solidify new habits or a new foundation from which to proceed, given life by the passing of what came before, as in nature.
Pisces/Pisces Rising: Some healing can come through in relationships as you offer up and show up with your particularities – not being the dreamy canvas adjustable to the projections of the other — but communicating your specific needs and thoughts in real time and having a dialogue. So incredibly healing, if you have been hiding at all but want more aligned relationships. You can’t say the wrong thing to the right person might be a relevant maxim here. The more particular and micro-focused you get right now in your own endeavors too, the more expansion it will naturally launch you into.
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Rachel FishmanAugust 20, 2015 at 7:43 pm
Is there something going on with Chiron this week? I feel like I am working with a lot of deeper pains and patterns coming back up this week and testing me…manifesting in anxiety and lots of restlessness. I also feel like this has to do with Saturn’s final test in Scorpio. Pulling the 3 of Swords a few times recently indicates to me that there will be a separation with my former self, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be emotional pain from letting that go. Thoughts?
monarchastroAugust 20, 2015 at 8:51 pm
Feeling this so strongly now too. Mercury in Virgo is opposite Chiron nearly exact right now. And Venus in Leo retrograde is inconjunct Chiron.
The Saturn in Scorpio stuff is particularly tense right now. The emotional pain is part of it… but very cleansing, trial by fire… Saturn and Scorpio are both expert at getting rid of what is excess or not necessary for us, and together that process is intensified.
3 of Swords… thanks for that.. I remember that one from this kind of feeling too and pulling it in readings.
This will pass. The Moon is in Scorpio right now too. Deep processes are occurring.