Astrology Forecast Aug 12 – 19th 2018

Aug 12 2018    Mars re-enters Capricorn
Pursuing personal desires in a responsible and methodical manner. Strong ambitions, and may be domineering if threatened.
Retrograde Mars re-enters its sign of exaltation, Capricorn.  It will remain there until September 10th.  This may indicate returning, repeating or reviewing something that may have been put on hold since May 16th.
Mars in Capricorn gives new elevated status to armies, young men, war… anything ruled by Mars.  It also means that Mars and Saturn will now be in the same sign.  This means that they will work together.  It is auspicious for any strategic undertaking of a mars nature, fights, competitions, and acts of war.  Both planets in good zodiacal states portend to positive results.  Careful actions, strategic initiatives and organized movements.
Aug 18 2018    Mercury    Sxt    Venus
   11°Le32′ R    11°Li32′ D
Flowing social conversation. Spirit of compromise and agreement. Harmonious interaction. Clarity. Appreciation of beauty.

This will be a relief in relationship and money matters as Mercury forms a positive aspect with Venus.  This is an auspicious time for signing documents – especially one’s that pertain to money, beauty, children, jewelry, luxury items, music, art, fashion, poetry, gardening, flowers, and  relationships.

This is also a positive time for diplomatic relations, so scheduling meetings now would work out more pleasantly.  It is an auspicious time to make peace with others that you may have had some difficulties with. This is also a good time for writing, speaking, all forms of communication.  Enjoying music, the arts, and literature (alone or with others) are all favored now.  A good time to sign contracts and make financial arrangements.

Aug 19 2018    Mercury Stations   Direct
       11°Le31′ D
Mercury stops to move forward after moving backwards since July 26th.  This may result in the improvement of some matters.  Something significant may happen today, news, information and/or travel may change.  Something that was stalled or put on a back burner in March may start up again at this time.
Aug 19 2018    Jupiter    Tri    Neptune  
15°Sc36′ D   15°Pi36′ R
Jupiter trine Neptune is an expansion of the imagination. So people who are involved with creative work may also find that they are able to produce more substantial work during this time. The ideas just keep coming and an accumulation of a mountain of good material could result from this aspect.

Jupiter also expands psychic abilities (Neptune) and spiritual work so now is an excellent time to go on a pilgrimage or embark upon religious or spiritual pursuits. This is also a good time for any psychic related activities as they may produce many positive and healing results now.

Be wary to not let the less savory side of Jupiter trine Neptune affect you – laziness or becoming maudlin.  Neptune can lead to daydreaming or fantasizing while Jupiter may expand these tendencies.  Making the effort to bring your dreams to reality is the way to make the most of this aspect between Jupiter/Neptune.

Since Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces and Neptune the modern day ruler – people with Pisces planets may be strongly affected as well as any area of life ruled by Pisces.  These include hospitals, prisons, zoos, the ocean, water, drugs, pharmaceuticals, and secretive activities.

Trusting your intuition may help you out of a difficult situation. Also, taking some time to be alone to rejuvenate or work in solitude may be more helpful than usual.  As usual, be careful with drinking or other intoxicants and be careful with new medications during this time.

  • NOTE:  The last time Jupiter formed a trine to Neptune was on May 25th 2018 when Meghan Markle married Prince Harry.  Before that Jupiter trined Neptune on December 2, 2017 a few days after Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle. Before that, Jupiter trine Neptune on  July 17, 2013 – five days before Prince William’s and Catherine’s first baby was born – Prince George.   So there may be some new announcement by the British royal family around this time.

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