2016-08 W35: Forecasts for Week 35 of 2016

2016-08 W35: Forecasts for Week 35 of 2016


The Sun leaves Leo and enters Virgo on Monday August 22nd.  This is also the last full week of August.

For many, Summer is over and school starts.  This affects both students and close relatives (i.e. parents) of students.  “Back to School” dominates, and this is the kind of thing where Virgo excels.

Sunday is quiet astrologically, and we hope that means that students and those around them have a quiet window to prepare for the week ahead.  Monday Mercury is conjunct Jupiter, and this is excellent for higher education as well as foreign travel and legal matters.  Sun sesquiquadrate Pluto gives as very “urgent” feel to Monday, especially regarding finances or similar issues.  Tuesday things can become very ugly with Mars Sesquiquadrate Uranus; we think this is a particularly dangerous day.  Mars joins Saturn on Wednesday, and we have a different version of Tuesday.  SOME problems can be prevented, and Venus opposite Chiron tells us that we must acknowledge the “Wounded Healer” within each of us and the others we meet.  Thursday has an oddball disruption, a surprise that might lead to an insight, maybe.  Friday is very “karmic,” and we need to help others.  Also, Friday is a day where you likely cannot trust what you hear, particularly from politicians and snake oil salesmen.  (I bet Bill Clinton will have a statement to make on Friday!  He has a version of this aspect (Mars Square Neptune) in his natal chart.  Saturday appears to be a day of grace, and we will all need that by the end of this week.


As we mentioned, this is a remarkably quiet day.  The one particularly unpleasant issue that arises is that people with eating disorders may panic regarding the thought of encountering their peers (presumably at school, Vesta / Ceres minor aspect).  We think that this is mostly a quiet and productive day except for some possibly glitches in the afternoon or evening.


This first day of school for some has both a void Moon and a void Sun.  The Sun enters Virgo shortly before Noon CDT but the Moon does not enter Taurus until some time after 4 PM CDT.  That makes today a day of restarts, and in higher education that will surely manifest as adding and dropping classes.  Wait to do those add / drops until this evening or tomorrow.  Jim Shawvan identifies an “Opportunity Period” from the time the Moon enters Taurus until just before 3 PM on Wednesday.

Mars makes a minor aspect to Pluto, and some spats might emerge.  Neptune trine Vesta means that many should consider taking pictures, particularly of anything that even faintly resembles a ceremony or ritual.  Think broadly about these; even standing in line at the cafeteria might be considered a kind of ritual.


Glitches hit Tuesday morning but clear out by afternoon.  Today “feels” a bit like a day when people will tend to become agitated.  Lawyers and judges will especially feel an urgent need to pursue matters and “clear the docket.”  Some people will learn new ideas and have important insights regarding diet and healthcare.  Overall, this is a good day.  You can “get things done” today, and you can feel good about what you accomplish.


Mars joins Saturn at 6 AM CDT and some people will decide not to go to school.  Oddly, that might be a good idea since some people who DO go to school today might be rather dangerous.  Uranus / Black Moon Lilith tells us some people may be very “wild and untamed” today.  And some people who work in sexually oriented businesses may have breakthrough insights about how to make money or promote their chosen career / business.  As far as health and healthcare go, this is a very “karmic” day in which more than a few people will “reap what they have sewn” because of a Hygeia / North Node aspect.


Mars square Neptune dominates the day, and also affects both yesterday and tomorrow.  In some time zones that aspect perfects late today, and in more western zones early Friday.  Politicians and snake oil salesman will be uttering a variety of comments that “may not be quite true.”  Additionally, do not be surprised if you see a scandal break at a convention of some kind.  (No, not necessarily the DNC, but MAYBE them.)  Chances are good it will involve prostitutes or some kind of illicit or unusual sex.  Two North Node aspects tell us that today is “extra” karmic.


Mars square Neptune is still in effect; you cannot believe everything you hear.  Moon forms numerous squares on this day, leading to glitches and anger about said glitches.  Squabbles are almost certain.  Moon squares, successively, Chiron, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury, turning void of course at 7:30 PM CDT after it squares Mercury.  By 10 PM CDT the Moon has entered Cancer, and that means that tonight is a good night to stay home.  Party if you must, but that is not what we recommend.


Vesta aspects the North Node, and traditions are an issue again.  Today they tend to be more favorable.  Venus joins Jupiter, and you may have a tendency to spend “too much money.”  But in a waning moon buyers are favored over sellers, so you might consider a gamble and buy that expensive item that you do not have to have this afternoon.  Chances are good that it will work out well for you, but so will hanging on to your money, avoiding debt, and building savings.  The choice is yours.

Except for some glitches in the early evening (near midnight in UK / EU), today is mostly a day of grace and a good day to rest.  (But, if you feel you must push, then know that you can also accomplish much today and take tomorrow off.  Again, the choice is yours.)


Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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