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Sun - Leo/Virgo - August 22nd
Mercury - Retrograde in Leo/Stations Direct in Leo, 11 degrees, 31 minutes - August 18th
Venus - Virgo/Libra - August 6th
Mars - Retrograde in Aquarius/Retrogrades into Capricorn - August 12/Stations Direct in Capricorn, 28 degrees, 36 minutes - August 27th
Jupiter - Scorpio
Saturn - Retrograde in Capricorn
Uranus - Taurus/Stations Retrograde in Taurus, 2 degrees, 33 minutes - August 7th
Neptune - Retrograde in Pisces
Pluto - Retrograde in Capricorn
august 2018 MOON MOVEMENT
August 1st - Pisces/Aries 4:55am
August 3rd - Taurus 1:51pm
August 5th - Gemini 7:32pm
August 7th - Cancer 10:01pm
August 9th - Leo 10:18pm
August 11th - New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo, 18 degrees, 41minutes, 3:57am/Virgo 9:59pm
August 13th - Libra 10:57pm
August 16th - Scorpio 2:54am
August 18th - Sagittarius 10:45am
August 20th - Capricorn 10:01pm
August 23rd - Aquarius 10:56am
August 25th - Pisces 11:32pm
August 26th - Moon in Pisces, 3 degrees, 12 minutes 5:56am
August 28th - Aries 10:35am
August 30th - Taurus 7:30pm
Communication.....such a vital part of our existence with others.
When Mercury the planet of communication goes retrograde, our thought process and perceptions, our ability to gather and share information can become more tangled than at other times. The mental process seems to have turned inward and become deeper, harder to access. Information and forms of communication, from faxes and phone messages, to contracts and conversation can become confusing, misunderstood, even lost. Although it can seem frustrating at times, there is a gift to be found during this time. This can be a time of slowing down, stopping to reflect upon people, experiences, issues, or decisions, that may benefit from a little more time, a little more thought. A time to finish up some of the loose ends that begin showing up in a busy life. If at all possible, waiting to sign contracts or make major decisions until clear understanding of all angles of a binding situation are known.
To make the most of this time of reflection and consideration within your life, it's important to know where transiting Mercury is within your birthchart. For anyone that would like to know this information, please email me with your birth date, mm/dd/yy, time of birth (exact as possible) am/pm, and city and state of birth. I'll email you with the house location of Mercury retrograde in your birthchart.
There is a period of about 2 weeks before and after Mercury retrograde that can also slow things down and create confusion. Do be aware of this easing into and withdrawing energy as you navigate these retrograde phases.
March 22nd - Station Retrograde in Aries 16 degrees, 13 minutes/April 15th - Station Direct in Aries 4 degrees, 47 minutes
July 25th - Station Retrograde in Leo 23 degrees, 24 minutes/August 18th - Station Direct in Leo 11 degrees, 31 minutes
November 16th - Station Retrograde in Sagittarius 13 degrees, 24 minutes/December 2nd - Retrograde into Scorpio/December 6th - Station Direct in Scorpio 27 degrees, 20 minutes