By Lorna Bevan
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
The August Gateway is wide open inside the Lions Gate and the magnetic shifts are everywhere amplified by an incoming solar wind.. The second half of the 2020 acceleration-which to many in the 3D world feels like a deceleration- is in play. Start by becoming more creative, inventive and flexible with the routines and coping strategies you‘ve habituated to since March. It’s time to move more consciously into Creator mode, staying in the Now whilst envisioning the December Solstice shift. Be alert for any promising opportunity or open door that beckons you. Does the seed idea or feel too big or impossible? Trust your intuition ,take the next step in faith and let what happens happen.
With volatile Uranus slowing to turn retrograde, Mercury square disruptor Eris on Sunday, a Uranian Full Moon on Tuesday followed by an overreactive Mars square Jupiter on Wednesday, frustrations could boil over. At a lower level, those who assumed the virus had gone away and that it was back to business as usual will be reacting to the big reality checks and seeing them as a threat to their liberty. In its highest expression, the Great Awakener shocks us out of any complacency, laziness, or ignorance that has kept us living our lives in the back seat.
The August 3 Full Moon in futurist Aquarius is a tantalising foretaste of what the promised 2020-2043 progressive Aquarian energy is going to feel like. The Sun/Moon are square Awakener Uranus in Taurus – one of Aquarius’ co- rulers along with Saturn. Intriguingly, Uranus is exactly conjunct Albion – a Plutino who seems to connect the end of one era to the birth of a new one. Much like Uranus, but more with a steady Plutonic transformation drumbeat than typical Uranian rebellion.
Aquarius is governed by the planet Uranus, which rules technology and humanitarianism. The future we are moving towards is one in which these will work hand in hand. Aquarius also rules revolutionary thinking and radical social progress. It exerts a people empowered directive. Aquarius stands for freedom and will not allow anyone or anything to oppress it.
Keep in mind that Saturn and Jupiter move into Aquarius in December then in 2021, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will be aligned with Uranus. There are new dawns promised during 2021 – as long as we channel the current Eris/Saturn and Pluto isolation into personal and collective re-assessment.
So, between now and the end of the year, trust the slowed down timing, trust the need to prepare for such a different world between 2021-2043. Trust all the ways your thinking is changing from the inside out and what that will mean as you create another version of your life. Use the down time and the restrictions to get ready to take on the unforeseeable. While dancing backwards in high heels towards the promise of December, partner with Saturn and Pluto -no cutting corners.
The Chandra Symbol for Full Moon AQUARIUS 12:
A Heated Argument turns into Laughter.
“Tension and release. Contraction and expansion. The breath of the mind resolving its dualities. In order to make it possible for radical truths and significant realisations to come through, you must first karmically dramatise, inside the ego-mind and outside as well, the unbearable tension between opposing points of view. And then when your whole inner and outer world is packed with dilemmas, problems, arguments and battles, you become ready to seek out synthesis, to start a cycle of restoring wholeness. During your experimental years, spice means everything. But during your maturity, there is no further mileage to be had in turning anything against anything else. Getting that you made it all up in the first place and that the rational mind delights in controversy but has its limits. When resolution comes, everything looks different. All of life turns around, and most particularly your relation to yourself changes from the critic into the friend and respectful ally of your own inward intentions.” Inside Degrees by Elias Lonsdale
Aries Weekly Forecast: August 2-9, 2020
August promises to be an exciting month for you, Aries. With the Sun in Leo and Mars in your own sign until January 2021, you are truly in your Fire element. Let it burn brightly. It’s your time to be creative, playful, passionate. Slow down and smell the roses. With Venus moving into Cancer, home has your name on it. On August 3rd, the Full Moon in Aquarius looks exciting and stimulating with unpredictable Uranus in your 2nd House of resources and finances. Your self-confidence could be high and friends have an important role to play. Are some of them no longer on your wavelength? If so, expect a changing of the guard. The only day to cast a shadow could be August 4th when you might run into challenges at work or from someone in authority. If you need to take a step back to re-group, do it.
Taurus Weekly Forecast: August 2-9, 2020
This is one of those times when you can feel the wheel of life turning as it happens. Monday’s electric Full Moon in Aquarius throws a lightning bolt across the pinnacle of your chart- making you more visible and giving your career, business or purpose a boost. But it’s even bigger than that as the Full Moon is aligning with progressive Uranus in Taurus, nudging you to make a break for freedom in some part of your life. Your identity is changing from the inside out -have you caught up with this shift from caterpillar to chrysalis yet? Old roles, old responsibilities and engrained habits all need to go so that you can grow and expand. Expect this to have a knock-on effect on your family and tribe. Create a list of everything you’re putting up with for the sake of keeping the peace and decide to draw a deep line in the sand.
A break for freedom.
Gemini Weekly Forecast: August 2-9, 2020
Even if restrictions are still in place, inside life will feel as if it’s speeding up throughout August. Your personal planet Mercury is now moving quickly through Leo while Venus shifts into Cancer putting your finances on to a more even keel. Meanwhile Monday’s brilliant Aquarian Full Moon could open up new horizons especially where teaching, mentoring and learning are involved. Perhaps you are re-evaluating your skills and life experience and realising you have a lot to offer. Or throwing yourself into a crash course of something intriguing. You are craving new input so find some creative ways to expand your connections, to open your mind to a much bigger worldview and shatter the limiting beliefs of your current comfort zone.
Tae the path less travelled.
Cancer Weekly Forecast: August 2-9, 2020
The welcome news is that, at long last, beautiful Venus returns to your own sign on Friday, softening the hard edges and smoothing your path. Life seems to take on a patina of possibility, no matter what is happening around you. Monday’s electric Full Moon in Aquarius might bring sudden news about your finances or resources which could have a domino effect in your life. It will make you think about what and who you value and the difference between needs and wants. Money is, of course, actually about freedom-how much are you allowing yourself to have? Meanwhile, Mars is smouldering in your career zone and clashing on and off all month with Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn suggesting that relationships are still on the front burner and that one in particular is reaching boiling point. Watch August 4th for challenges from a boss or authority figure. You could find support from a surprising quarter, so grab it with both hands.
Make it a priority to create strong alliances.
Leo Weekly Forecast: August 2-9, 2020
Many Happy Solar Returns, Leo. The first 3 weeks of August are going to be buzzy, busy and probably quite exciting. Changes are going to arrive in connection with your career, business or path of service and have a domino effect on relationships of all kinds. Monday August 3rd’s Full Moon in your quirky opposite sign of Aquarius is aligned with unpredictable Uranus right at the pinnacle of your chart. Partnerships – professional and personal- may reach a tipping point and the ball is in your court. You might decide to set up on your own and launch your own business. You might take a personal relationship to a new level or walk away. When Uranus is around, freedom has your name on it. Even in the middle of a pandemic, you can still throw a spanner into your usual routines and turn things inside out. Seize the opportunity this week as Mercury is bringing support and fresh ideas while Mars in fellow Fire sign Aries is in “Go!” mode.
Just do it.
Virgo Weekly Forecast: August 2-9, 2020
You won’t know whether you’re coming or going in the next few weeks as your personal planet Mercury speeds through Leo in less than two weeks then returns to your sign. After the watery Cancerian doldrums, you’ll definitely notice the shift in pace- both inside and out. Monday August 3rd’s Full Moon in Aquarius could bring surprising news from overseas or show you just how stuck in a rut you’ve allowed yourself to become. Are you over working? Or just letting life drift aimlessly by? Whatever it is, something needs re-balancing. Early in the week, as Mercury confronts first reality checker Saturn then Truth Teller Pluto, is the time to take stock. Take some quiet time to adjust your co-ordinates and your sails.
Ask yourself: What’s the one thing I’m most afraid to admit about my life and what am I going to do about it?
Libra Weekly Forecast: August 2-9, 2020
This is going to feel like a week of important choices. It opens in the seismic window of Monday August 3rd’s quirky Aquarian Full Moon falling right across your 5/11 axis of creativity and self-expression. It’s time to let your inner wild child out to play with paints, cameras, words or dance-not to achieve something but to unleash some of your pent up energy. Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? It’s time to take a stand for who you are and what you believe in, as you have your personal planet Venus sitting right at the pinnacle of your chart, making you more visible and more attractive than usual. This will also draw opponents out of the woodwork so use your celebrated Libran charm instead of anger to disarm anyone who challenges you.
Showing your hand.
Scorpio Weekly Forecast: August 2-9, 2020
Any week when 3 of the 4 angles of your chart are activated at the same time brings change and this is one of them. The angles are the underpinnings of your life and Monday August 3rd’s unpredictable Aquarian Full Moon affects relationships, home and family and work head on. As the Moon is at odds with Awakener Uranus at the top of your chart It may come via news out of the blue. The focus is your home and tribe. Someone might be moving out or moving in. Or you might suddenly decide to up sticks. This will have a domino effect on close partnerships which are now going through an extended period of change. Hard as it may be, if it’s past time to let go, disengage yourself with kindness and move on. With your personal planet Mars in fiery gung-ho Aries, you’ll build up an unstoppable head of steam.
Just don’t burn all your bridges at once.
Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: August 2-9, 2020
As a Sagittarian the first 3 weeks of August are looking good. With energy planet Mars plus the Sun and Mercury in fellow Fire signs, your adventurous side will be on display. Monday’s quirky Aquarian Full Moon is all about cementing the bonds with your friends, siblings and neighbours. If you’re restricted to your local area, you’ll be running around discovering new playmates and new activities. This is thanks to action planet Mars in your 5th House of fun, games, leisure and self-expression. Anything to do with children or being childlike is favoured as is sport. Make a note of August 4th when you might hear surprising news affecting your work. Your usual routines may change giving you more leeway. In fact, in one way or another, you’ll be making a bid for freedom this month.
Just watch your spending.
Capricorn Weekly Forecast: August 2-9, 2020
Another busy month is on the agenda. With Venus smoothing the way in your opposite sign until early September, expect to become much more sociable, ready to hang out with friends, partners and your tribe and feel the love. If you wear your heart on your sleeve, so will others. Reach out and re-connect. Monday’s quirky Aquarian Full Moon brings a financial surprise of some sort. You might splash out on something you’ve wanted for along time as a reward for hard work or a bonus might be in the pipeline. This fits perfectly with Mars in your zone of home and family, pushing you to get things done. This might mean extending or renovating where you live to fit changing family dynamics. If there are sudden disagreements or flare ups, talk them out together.
Going along for the ride.
Aquarius Weekly Forecast: August 2-9, 2020
You might be stuck at home but life is going to be full of surprises in the first 3 weeks of August. Your personal planet electric Uranus is practically at a standstill getting ready to turn retrograde in two weeks. This intensifies your need for freedom from the same old, same old. The Awakener is in Taurus, your angle of roots, home and belonging, so that’s where to ring the changes. Monday August 3rd brings the annual Full Moon in your own sign, suggesting an ending or completion-all the better to hatch innovative plans and schemes ready for 2021, a year that has your name written all over it. If you have a statement to make, a new look to launch, now’s the time to do it. Test it out on your nearest and dearest. From August 5th, communicator Mercury joins the Sun in Leo, lighting up your closest partnership.
Listen more than you speak and you’ll learn a lot.
Pisces Weekly Forecast: August 2-9, 2020
August opens for you with a touch of magic. Monday’s brilliantly off-the -wall Aquarian Full Moon throws a bolt of lightning into your House of secrets -the hidden 12th House of your chart. Not only that, its aligned with Awakener Uranus in your zone of communication, so you might receive some news literally out of the blue. This is a potent moment for dreaming, journaling, taking a retreat, meditating or some shamanic voyaging. Notice what comes up in this time out of time and make sure you capture the insights to launch you on to a new trajectory. Uranus is virtually standing still for the next two weeks, perfect for building a digital network, launching an online business or learning coding. You have a head wind with Mars in your money angle pushing you to increase your income streams.
Let your imagination run riot.
Originally published at hareinthemoonastrology.co.uk and reproduced here with permission.
About Lorna Bevan M.A., MAPAI:
Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.
I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.
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