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PROJECT/RECEIVE | Astro Bulletin August 19–25

Updated: Aug 25, 2019

Welcome to another week! We’re starting this week with Venus and the sun finishing their gorgeous conjunction. I don’t know about you, but I definitely discovered more beauty in my life last week through that transit. It was awesome!

The strong Leo energy is coming to a close this week. Mars has officially moved into Virgo and is going to bring power and focus to our desire to clean our ish up. Physically we’ll want to tidy and organize our space, and non-physically we’ll want to tidy and organize our life in terms of what we’ve been letting sit around on our emotional shelves, what commitments we’ve made that are just taking up space unnecessarily, and what needs to get put in order ASAP.

The purpose of all of this is to beautify our spaces inside and outside. Venus will join Mars mid-week, culminating of the Mr. and Mrs. making their exact conjunction on Saturday. This is a meeting up of the masculine and the feminine. We’re being shown how to give and receive, how to project our intentions and then be able to sit back openly and let them in. Being that they’re meeting in an earth sign AND making an aspect over to Uranus, there’s a physicality to the intentions that we are sending out. What is the LIFESTYLE that you desire? And what kind of projects and important things in your life have you been growing and placing energy into, and now you’re trying to harvest the fruits of your labor? (Virgo is the sign of the harvest!)

We have a couple other aspects supporting this mission this week that I wanted to mention as well. Mercury is getting a lucky boost from Jupiter helping us to have clarity and encouragement on what exactly is required in our endeavors: Where to put our focus and energy, what details need our attention, and what we can let slide. Tuesday and Wednesday could bring some much-needed revelations and aha moments. Then the sun joins this work group on Friday too, beginning the start of Virgo month. He’s bringing illumination and importance to this give and take that I’m talking about. He’s revealing how this harvest is our soul’s and God’s desire for us, and if we approach the work honestly and authentically, we’ll be supported in our efforts.

The weekend could really bring a busy energy with all these Mercurian placements. Sun, Mars, and Venus are all congregating in Virgo directing us to do this, that, and the other, on top of a Gemini moon over the weekend making our emotional body feel a little scattered, but also helping us to pick up more important details. Try not to get too overwhelmed by all the STUFF, and know that you don’t need to do it all right this second. Write stuff down, make some checklists and take one thing at a time. Sometimes I need to shout this exact thing at myself in the mirror.

I’ll leave you with this tidbit: Remember that creating and manifesting is a giving and receiving process. Give your intention and focused energy over to the Universe, and allow yourself to receive the outcome. Give your love and service to others, and allow the Universe to love and serve you.

Card Pull

The Moon. I love this card for this week, because the moon represents cycles and flow. The theme of projection and reception is highlighted with the transits this week, and it’s something that a lot of us are quite unbalanced in. We need to learn to find flow between both and know that we can’t have one without the other, much like there’s not a new moon without a full moon in a cycle. Further, if we look at what the moon herself is actually doing this week, she’s flowing from Aries to Taurus to Gemini: Starting off with strong projection and stating of intentions in Aries, to figuring out what’s really important and valuable in Taurus, to tuning into the details and learning how to make it happen in Gemini. Another very cool and apt tarot pull this week!

Energy Rx

Journaling prompt! Write a list of the things that you give to the world and a list of what you’d like to receive. Which one seems to outweigh the other, and why is that? Could it be you’re expecting more than you’re giving? Or could it be that you don’t think you deserve to receive unless you completely drain your energetic bank account with the giving? Hmm…

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