For the week of August 9th thru the 16th, be sure to read your Rising Sign as well:
The urge for Aries is to continue to play and explore the world, as if you were a tourist discovering a whole new vista unfolding before you. And this is despite any overwhelming challenges that still loom over you. You need this larger vision and perspective to give you the energy to keep going. Both Jupiter and Uranus are stationing this weekend. And as Jupiter is asking you to expand your vision and have faith in what the future has in store, Uranus could be a little unsettling. This is because the financial picture might be changing over the next several years, if it hasn’t already. You may even find that your whole attitude towards ownership, and possessions is also changing with this tide, as you aim to have as much financial independence as possible. As a result things could be a little up and down, with a few gains and a few losses, but ultimately what you come to realize, is that there are just some things that you simply can’t put a price on.
Now that Uranus is stationing in your sign, anything that you perceive to be preventing you from expressing your inner creative muse, or merely being yourself, will be rebelled against, resented and rejected. This is because this is a time for you to be not necessarily what others expect you to be, or who you’ve always tried to be in the past, but who and what you genuinely are, within. Some may even exclaim that you have changed, and are not the person you once were. But in actuality you are becoming a truer, more authentic, version of yourself. If you find that certain people do not appreciate the changes that you are going though, that’s probably because they didn’t really know who you were all along. Mercury is going to keep a number of us on our toes later on next week, when plans can change along with our minds as we approach the Full Moon. Good to be flexible! Can also gain some interesting insights along the way.
Mercury moves into Leo on Sunday, so if you want people to pay attention and hear what you have to say, speak with authority and speak from the heart. Everyone knows that Gemini has a gift for words, but never do those words carry as much weight as they do when your ruling orb is in the sign of royalty. Mercury will remain in this sign until the end of the month. This week can be useful in getting in touch with your own unique voice and expression. All the more so with the Uranus station this weekend. Uranus is urging you to reacquaint yourself with yourself. Life could also feel a little unpredictable, especially around the Full Moon next week. Sudden changes in plans might find you having to reconfigure a course of action. No need to worry if you get off course temporarily, sometimes changes in your course can prove to be fortuitous in the end.
There is a Full Moon on the 15th, and the days leading up to a Full Moon can often be filled with all sorts of activity. With Venus in the picture this can also be a little entertaining and maybe a bit self-indulgent. If you were to think about those things, people or circumstances that you would want to make your number 1 priority, which would that be? Who or what do you desire more than anything, and want to spend your valuable time, money and energy on? As Uranus shifts this weekend and stations retrograde you may also have a shift in perception. This could affect your association with a certain group of people and your relationship to them, but it could also bring you more in alignment with significant hopes and aspirations that you might want to see fulfilled. Those people who support that vision will likely sign on, but those who limit your vision or restrict your freedom will prove to be something of a challenge. It will be difficult to conform to other’s visions, when yours is calling you.
As Mercury enters Leo as well this weekend, you will have a full stellium of planets traveling in your sign this week, placing the emphasis on yourself, your own needs, and your own self-development. The Full Moon next week is a reminder however, that you cannot do this on your own. It is through other’s reactions and feedback that you understand whether or not you are making the impression that you hope to. One way to get other’s attention and make sure that you are being heard, is to speak confidently and speak from the heart. Both Jupiter and Uranus station this weekend, placing a lot of emphasis on what it means to be a truer more authentic expression of yourself. It is very difficult to resist Uranian energy when it stations. And ever since Uranus entered Taurus, you may have noticed that anything repressing or limiting your creativity will begin to feel very old. It’s time to reinvest in your creative energy.
Your ruling planet, Mercury moves into Leo this weekend bringing you along for the ride. Mercury will remain in this sign until the end of the month. In the mean time you are being beckoned to connect with your soul’s creative yearnings, and to seek that inner flame of conscience and inspiration that is uniquely your own. Things are going to get busy in the latter half and end of the month, so it might do you well to continue to seek moments of retreat until then. Do pay attention though as we approach the Full Moon next week, for you may find yourself needing to shift gears or adjust to some changes in plan. This may also require you to allow you to change your mind. As Uranus stations this weekend, you could be met with something of a shock or realization. Keep an open mind. In some way you are being asked to expand your view of the world.
When you go out into the world, and you walk about in your neighborhood, open your eyes, open your ears, pay attention to the people around you. Start a conversation on the bus, acknowledge the people on line in the market, say good morning to the clerk. There is no telling what you may learn in these most mundane of circumstances. Some of what you learn is practical, some of it more profound. But perhaps the most profound effect of acknowledging your neighbors is that they are then transformed from the faceless strangers they used to be, to people like yourself with ideas, hopes, and dreams. Your world is daring to change in so many ways over the next few years. You may already be feeling it. As Uranus now stations this weekend you just may get some insight into what really needs changing these days, especially if you are feeling over-committed or over-extended in any way.
Now that Jupiter is finally going to be direct again, you may be able to make that deal that you’ve been hoping to make, or that check that was supposed to be in the mail, may finally arrive. Even if you don’t find yourself awash in prosperity, you may want to step back and see where you want to invest your precious time, money and energy. What you invest in now, has a greater capacity to grow now that Jupiter will be direct. The Uranus station is challenging you to shift your view in some way. You may even find yourself changing your mind as we approach the Full Moon later on in the week. Sudden changes in plans, could also find you readjusting. But perhaps what is most surprising are the people with whom you are most closely involved. Something they say or do could rock your world. Just watch as those dominoes begin to knock into each other, one by one. The landscape is changing.
Your world is daring to grow just a little larger now that Jupiter is stationing direct this weekend. In some way you are being asked to grow, and expand your horizons in ways that even you might not have thought possible. All sorts of changes are impacting you and your hopes for the future. Even your routines are destined to change over the next few years. Now that Uranus is also stationing this weekend, you may even feel a certain impatience or urgency to get on with it, and make the changes that are well nigh due. The more stuck you have been feeling, the stronger will be the urge to break free. And anyone standing in the way of you accomplishing that will be resisted if not outright resented. It’s time for Sagittarius to do their own thing.
Sometimes in order to make a new beginning, you first have to begin to make a glorious ending. There can be a tendency to look longingly at what once was. But in doing so, you can retard your growth and hold yourself back. Now that Jupiter is stationing direct again, you gain the awareness that there is light at the end of the tunnel. And it is that light that you need to aim for. Coincidentally this weekend, Uranus will also station, but is stationing retrograde. The 5 months that Uranus is retrograde can often be some of our most inspired and creative times of the year. Capricorn will often avoid having to make changes. But with the Uranus station you will find yourself drawn to new experiences and a willingness to experiment with new and untrodden horizons. You may even see yourself daring to act out of character, breaking some of your own rules. You are breaking out of your shell. And soon we may even see some of our Capricorn brethren learning to fly.
Just when you think you might be settling in, something happens to throw a little more chaos your way. But that’s okay. There may be a few unexpected changes in plans as we move into the week ahead. So it would be wise to stay nimble, and willing to go with the flow. Sometimes changes, even unwelcome changes can prove to be enlightening. Both Jupiter and Uranus will be stationing this weekend. Jupiter dares to expand your social horizons in some beneficial way, while Uranus wants you to get out of any ruts that you might have gotten yourself into. If you haven’t already, you may even feel as if the rug were pulled out from under you. What may feel a little uncomfortable and unsettling at first, could prove to be a source of awe and inspiration. It may take a bit of time, but once all is said and done, you just may find that your life will be that much freer and more relieved than it had been before.
In some way you are being asked to take a different perspective and look at life in a different way than you are accustomed. This could come about through a myriad of ways. For instance if you learn a new skill, this could open up a world yet to be explored. People in your immediate environment may surprise you. And your schedule may prove to be unpredictable over the next several days. However, what you might also find is that your everyday environment and world could prove to be a source of excitement and wonder, as you are led to realizations that could literally change your life. All the more so now that your ruling planet, Jupiter, is stationing direct this weekend. Your world, your vision and hope for the future, is daring to get just a little bit larger.