The Astrologer’s Diary: 21-27 August 2017
We will all need to give people more time and space this week. The Total Solar Eclipse will send a lot of people inward and there may be a greater need for solitude out there. Being alone helps people get to a point where they can see clearly again. At the moment there are vision, perception and insight problems all over the place, as so many of us have not had a chance to sort things out on the inside. Thus, this is a week to cut people a lot of slack – and yourself as well, maybe. Hit Search and ‘Eclipse’ for more.
Aries: 21-27 August 2017
Mars is now in your Fifth House of previous pregnancies, an older child’s past and your history as a godparent, aunt, uncle and so on. This is the bedrock of a situation which demands a strong decision. Mars can lead to conflict but it’s not necessary. In fact, the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, also in your Fifth House, suggests there is low visibility. In an atmosphere where you and others cannot see clearly, you may prefer to keep talking. Communication is crucial. Later on, you will realise how clouded your judgement (or the other person’s) was at the time. Eclipses conceal, they never reveal and this issue goes way back into your personal life or somebody else’s, so take your time. Premium? Read on.
Taurus: 21-27 August 2017
Time alone this week will help you see the light. The Twelfth House of your horoscope is where you beat a retreat so you can get your faith back. We find Uranus here this week. This is the planet of enlightenment (literally discovered during The Enlightenment). Thus, it is a time for solitude and wake-up calls. This cycle can feel quite electrifying if you allow yourself to take the full force of the moment. Uranus was also discovered in a crucial year for the development of electricity. The potential for dazzling illumination is strong, but you need to be alone to receive it. Premium? Read on.
Gemini: 21-27 August 2017
Gemini people have a way with words, images and ideas. You can also live in your head, to the point where your mind influences your body, and that can either work for you (meditation) or against you. We have Mars in your Third House now, which rules the way you connect and communicate. It also describes how you connect and communicate with yourself! It is very important to understand that your mind can be trained to help you and heal you. We have a Total Solar Eclipse this week, also in the Third House, and this can make it hard to see the light sometimes. To misquote Lou Reed, you can either begin to see the light this week, or not. I’m also going to pull in a quote from Sherlock here and talk about your Mind Palace. Do make it a palace. Not a little cage. Premium? Read on.
Cancer: 21-27 August 2017
Key patterns in Leo and Aries this week, two fire signs, suggest you could be all fired up and ready to go with a plan which has enormous potential. Alternatively, somebody else who has all the enthusiasm and energy of a fiery horoscope, will want to connect. The element of fire in astrology heats up the atmosphere, as you might expect, and the atmosphere can crackle with possibility. Time is of the essence here. Particular plans, ideas and concepts cannot grow, unless they are planted. Leo is also associated with kings, so you may be dealing with a monarch, or find yourself on a throne for a few days, wielding a laptop or document, perhaps, rather than a sceptre. I say that, because of the big focus on the Third House of your chart, which rules cunning plans and clever schemes. Premium? Read on.
Leo: 21-27 August 2017
A large sum of money can be made or saved, Leo, but you will have to make it real. Close to Saturday 26th August the two financial, business and property sectors of your chart are crossed by Apollo, Neptune, the Sun and Mercury. That is quite a big collection of patterns. Neptune lends the whole thing an unreal quality, which is why it’s so important to reach for what is potentially there and make sure you plant it somewhere solid. Unless you do this, Leo, what you could make (or save) remains firmly in your imagination, or in the world of unpopped quantum possibilities. With Jupiter entering your zone of property, land, gardens and home in October, you could do a lot. Premium? Go on.
Virgo: 21-27 August 2017
You have a Total Solar Eclipse in your Twelfth House of solitude, self-discovery and inner healing on Monday. As you might expect, an eclipse leaves us temporarily concealed, covered-up or in the dark. In general, transits in your Twelfth House all week, ruled by Leo, suggest a time to go inwards, so you eventually sort out your emotional life and move on. You may be an unknown quantity to yourself, as well as other people, while this process unfolds. Allow time to pass until you have absorbed and processed everything necessary. Feelings must be worked through at your own pace, then you can decide if you are going to start over with people or not. Don’t forget your solid supporters, though. They have a lot to give you, Virgo. Premium? Read on.
Libra: 21-27 August 2017
A new day is dawning. A brilliant fresh chapter is coming and it could take you anywhere. Until then, you must deal with change. As an air sign, you have the gift of being able to remove yourself from a situation and see it without emotion, at a distance. I am sure that this week will challenge you, as Pluto is opposed by Ceres on Monday 21st August. This can make life intense, especially when it comes to family life. However, you should be able to see that when the time is right, the future looks bright. There is no point in rushing anything, though. You (and those around you) must adjust and adapt. Pluto and Ceres always ask us to let the past go. At the moment, you are caught between the past, the present and the potential future, which is difficult – yet, with a healing period of faith and hope you can move on when the time is right. Others should, too. Premium? Go on.
Scorpio: 21-27 August 2017
Healing is required. This may be medical, dental, psychological or emotional, Scorpio. Your ambitions are never very far away at the moment, with so much action in the sign of Leo (which rules your success and status). Despite this, nothing can really happen until you have found someone (or something) to fix what ails you. This may be spiritual treatment, as Salacia has an other-worldly quality and she is currently in your Sixth House, which rules your mind, body and spirit. The other major player is Uranus, the planet of quite radical change. You can feel liberated – set free, quite suddenly – when this planet is around. As he is also in the horoscope house which rules your mind, body and spirit you should be open to the revolution. If you have been putting up with something nagging, or painful, or uncomfortable, reach out for help. Premium? Read on.
Sagittarius: 21-27 August 2017
The world of babies, children or young people as a whole – the next generation – is front and centre in your horoscope over the next seven days. The reason for this is Uranus trine the Sun, a stunning pattern, from your Fifth House of parenthood and substitute parenthood, too. This is where godchildren, nieces and nephews turn up – but also pregnancies, adoption and so on. It may be that your son or daughter does extremely well this week, or there is another breakthrough associated with your child. Uranus is associated with the most tremendous feeling of freedom. This planet is always at the heart of liberation and change. So, something may be a turning point or revelation by Sunday. If your paid work, or unpaid work, involves younger faces there could be a dazzling development which would suddenly make so much seem possible. Premium? Go on.
Capricorn: 21-27 August 2017
There is money here and it needs to be used in a practical way, so that it can grow. Much as we’d all love a magic money tree, as an Earth sign, you know that no matter what the amount on offer is, you have to make it work harder for you. This week, the heavy Leo weather in your horoscope suggests shiny dollars, euros or pounds. Perhaps you need to cut a deal, make a payment or hold out your hands. That would be the micro picture of the story. The macro, larger picture is about getting to a point where you can claim this and own it, completely, and then use it to make so much more of a high-potential situation just waiting to grow. In fact, this could grow for years. I’m not joking. I am sure that you have your eyes on your furthest, highest ambitions at the moment, or perhaps on the family tree. The real story, though, is closer to home and this is where that money could be put to very good use. Premium? Read on.
Aquarius: 21-27 August 2017
Aquarius is a sign greatly concerned with the group. In fact, in Ancient Rome, an ‘Aquarius’ was the water-bearer, or water-carrier, who supplied the communal baths. Thus, the symbol for your zodiac sign, of a man carrying an urn on his shoulders. After a great deal of hard work, you have finally reached a point in your year where you can sit back and relax in the knowledge that the tribe, the clan, the community or the group is behind you. The clan has your back. Just be aware of the Aquarian tendency to miss the individual in favour of the collective, though. Not everybody is firmly in place here. You need to focus on each individual as a separate person, in turn. Sure, everyone has a lot to give, but you’ll never really get the full measure of that unless you realise this is about trying to divide your time and energy to attend to each face as a separate entity. I would say one or two people in particular urgently need attention, no matter if this is the Republican Party or a band. Premium? Read on.
Pisces: 21-27 August 2017
Pisces people do love to escape from the real world. This week the money, the business or the assets will help you find that lovely bubble. You only see abundant, bountiful Jupiter in Libra (which rules finance) every 12 years. This week we also have liberating Uranus (the planet which brings freedom) also making rich patterns in your zone of cash flow, ownership and the good life. The only real concern here is that you don’t spend too long being a Pisces. In other words, don’t float in the bubble to the point where you forget you have to be practical. In truth, there is so much more you could create in your life. The issue of a particular house, apartment or holiday home is there in the background and even if this is a ‘one day’ scenario, the cycles of Uranus in Gemini, far into the future could make this so relevant one day. For now, ask yourself what you can do, in a hands-on way, to make the very most of what is now at your fingertips. I would say there is a key message or piece of news involved, which you need to really absorb, or alternatively, send on its way – efficiently! Premium? Go on.