If you read my New Moon in Leo post you already have an idea of the biggest astrological events this week . . . a cardinal T-Square with Venus in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn with both square Uranus in Aries and Mars in Libra conjunct Saturn in Libra. Guess what? Both of those take place the same day, August 15!
Venus is about love and money and Venus in Cancer adds in a family twist. Due to Pluto’s ability to suss out all kinds of information we’d rather not share and Uranus’s knack for making it all happen in the blink of an eye, I’m inclined to believe impulsive behaviors, either spending too much or flirting with the wrong person, could come back to haunt us. Hopefully a heartfelt apology will do the trick . . . that and promises of better behavior in the future. Another possibility is faltering relationships we need to let go will finally end so all parties can get on with their lives.
Venus also is trine Chiron in Pisces and because it is, it may hold the promise of healing through time and forgiveness. Wounds inflicted as a result of abrupt changes often take longer to heal simply because there was no time to adjust to the possibility of loss and pain.
Astrologer Lynn Hayes has a more positive approach on Mars conjoining Saturn in Libra that I like. Saturn slows Mars to a crawl and the fast paced world most of us live in fights being restrained from immediate gratification. I have often wondered what would happen if all our wonderful means of instant communication up and quit at once. Hey, I’m old enough to remember when one land-line phone per household was it and those were usually party lines [several families shared the same phone line and if one of them was using it, no one else could].
The Yod with Mercury in Leo at the apex and Pluto sextile Chiron as the base is exact Saturday . . . apply those active listening skills! Don’t worry too much about this one because Mercury happily makes the final trine to Uranus in Aries to finish out the week and our minds shift into high gear. Be brilliant!
This is a good week to practice taking a thoughtful, considered approach to dealing with others. Listen carefully to what the other person is saying and think about it before formulating your answer. Patience, people, patience!
Aries, you are going to have to practice being patient all this week, no ‘ands, ifs or buts’ about it. If you attempt to trample on others to get to the front of the line, the resulting backlash will not be pretty. Play nice!
You rely on being able to sooth others with your calm, pleasant manner, Taurus, and most of the time it works out well. This week someone or something may blindside you and throw you badly. Some quiet time at home will help.
In an effort to get your point across, Gemini, you might stretch the truth more than a little. Doing so may backfire on you especially if you are making a presentation to a group of your peers. Tone it down and you’ll be fine.
First and foremost, Cancer, don’t let someone else’s bad day at work get to you. You may be feeling very sensitive to others this week, leaving you vulnerable to hurt feelings. Restoring order to your home is one way to work off your frustrations.
Brace yourself, Leo, for the occasional bout of being tongue-tied this week. You know what you need to say but somehow the words won’t come out right. Perhaps writing things down will help. By next Sunday, this will begin to improve and inspiration will return.
The source of your frustration right now, Virgo, may be a temporary slowdown in cash flow. This might be due to misunderstandings or miscommunications of some kind and hopefully will be resolved in short order. At least your partner will be sympathetic.
You stand a good chance of feeling caught in middle with no good options this week, Libra. Please be patient with family demands and an erratic partner who can’t seem to sit still. Take it one step at a time. Life brightens considerably by week’s end.
Strangling your co-workers because they seem incapable of grasping the idea of sticking with a schedule may sound good, Scorpio, but please don’t do it . . . at least not literally. Talking to your boss may turn out to be the most helpful.
Before you agree to take on some major obligations to help out your friends, Sagittarius, make sure you can afford it. You are the soul of generosity as a rule and love making a real difference in other’s lives if you can.
You stand a good chance of feeling absolutely buried at work this week, Capricorn. If this is the case, please let your significant other know exactly what the deal is and promise them equal time down the road. Letting them know at the last minute? Very bad idea.
Dealing with your partner might have some interesting moments now, Aquarius, that will require some very innovative mental maneuvers on your part. You can do this but please remember to be tactful. If you have travel plans, prepare for delays.
This is so not the time to fight with either your lover or your children, Pisces. Take a step back and listen carefully to them before passing judgment. Being abrupt and controlling will only make things worse. You can do it!
If you know your Rising sign, read the horoscope for it too.© Copyright 2012 Diane L, All rights Reserved. Written For: Libra Seeking Balance