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Weekly horoscope Aug. 5 – 11

Weekly horoscope Aug. 5 – 11

michael oconnor horoscopeTip of the Week:

The New Moon in Leo which occurred on August 2nd is charged with fire. The symbolic interpretation of the Fire Element includes words like inspiration, passion, enthusiasm, zeal, animation, drama, fury, and so on. The Sun and Moon at 10 Leo incorporates the themes of Sagittarius which symbolically translates to include words like expansive, large and even enormous, vision, fervor, multicultural, religion, philosophy and ethics.

Mars and Saturn are in Sagittarius and at the time of the New Moon were almost 10 degrees apart which is called a ‘wide angle conjunction’. Yet, due to the fact that Saturn is retrograde and will be until August 13, both planets are currently approaching exact conjunction, which will occur on August 22, two days after the Sun enters Virgo. So, we can expect a build-up of their assertive and expansive energy pattern over the coming weeks

Jupiter in Virgo all the while, along with Mercury and the Lunar North Node will serve to soften the otherwise explosive and even violent expression of Mars conjunct Saturn in fiery and exuberant Sagittarius fueled by the Sun in Leo. Get ready for a new wave of excitement and drama.

Aries (Mar 21–Apr 20)

An exciting cycle that started a couple of weeks ago has shifted into high gear. That it includes more emphasis upon practical affairs may be a bit of a damper. Focus to balance the contrary energies with extra attention given to work and to play. But give a bit of extra emphasis to play as this window will narrow in a few weeks.

Taurus (Apr 20–May 21)

Many changes have and continue to be occurring in your life, both within and without and you are feeling excited about them. All the energies to support a creative lead are present now. This includes expressions of beauty, especially centered around your home with an emphasis on purity, flow and refinement.

Gemini (May 21–Jun 21)

The sparks of inspiration occurring in you now may better be described as fireworks. With your confidences steadily rising and your mind sharp like a new box of colored pencils, the urge to express yourself is at a peak. Inventiveness is also featured so allow for individuality and ingenuity to shine.

Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 22)

If ever there was a time to look into making creative investments, it is now. This can include new knowledge in the way of schooling. Training and apprenticeship is highlighted. With your drive and determination on the rise, you may even feel the call to change jobs or go into business for yourself, or at least pitch for a promotion.

Leo (Jul 22–Aug 23)

The recent New Moon in your sign indicates the urge to take pioneering leads. In fact, it activated the energies of a grand trine in fire, by sign anyway, which will give you a boost of enthusiasm and confidence. The time is right to move forward without looking back. Yet it remains important that you be patient with the results of your initiatives.

Virgo (Aug 23–Sep 22)

A creative cycle continues yet the emphasis may be more directed to the studio than the stage. There could be some of both, however, where circumstances push you out to perform. If so, you may require more down time to recuperate, so take it. Positively, new intellectual interests are a source of inspiration.

Libra (Sep 22–Oct 22)

Opportunities to meet new people, make new friends, engage is shared creative expressions and join groups are active now. Although you have to concentrate harder these days, or at least assimilate new perspectives, your energy levels are running high. Worry is the nemesis that you must contend with. Change is the law; trust the flow.

Scorpio (Oct 22–Nov 21)

Both the desire and the opportunity to be seen and heard are active now. As eager as you are to engage, your energy levels may not be as high as you would like, or other hindrances are at play. Still, by a patient resolve to advance and a willingness to pay your dues, you could make progress and get the attention you want.

Sagittarius (Nov 21–Dec 21)

Fresh inspirations to explore and to expand your scope and vision have been activated. These come with a good deal of passion and verve. Yet discipline and initiative are required and the time is right. Advances in your career and/or public life and social status generally are likely, but you must do your part.

Capricorn (Dec 21–Jan 19)

You have entered a soul searching period in your life. Sometimes the focus is subtle and functions more as a background disturbance than the ideals of a conscious process. So, this is a call to learn. There are many resources available to provide the light of guidance to illumine your journey.

Aquarius (Jan 19–Feb 19)

An expansive time in your relationship life continues. Rewards for past efforts accompany this phase. A process of letting go is also implied, or it could be understood as surrender to the flow. Gaining new knowledge and skills is featured and include research and study, but a good book might suffice.

Pisces (Feb 19–Mar 20)

Weaving entertainment and play into your work is now in focus. This is generally an expansive time and the time is right to reach out and make new connections. Getting exposure is important and includes sharing knowledge. Good conversations may be all you require but you do want to be seen and your message heard.

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