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The Sun conjunct Mercury in Leo opposite retrograde Saturn brings about a period that requires serious thought, looking at the bigger picture with critical thinking. Saturn makes life real, there are limits and realisation with clarity. You are being asked to think again, are you pushing ahead with a fruitless mission, is there too much of a narrowness in thinking, so this is an opportunity to take a look at aspects of your life. It is a transformative planet, in its effort to restrict and say “ no” hence gives us feedback, what doesn’t work, what is not good for your soul and wasting your time. With Sun and Mercury in Leo, there is a feeling of optimism, ideas and plans, so we can shine with our full selves, along with Saturn’ s accountability, seeing the faults, problems and limits. This tension will be highlighted but brief as Mercury moves fast.
With Mars having just moved into Virgo at the end of the month and opposite Jupiter retrograde, comes frustration and friction so wise to avoid conflict with people in position of power but at the same time it is important to assert your objectives and direct your energies for a positive outcome.
Mercury square Uranus and Venus trine Uranus.
A lot of interaction with Uranus! Venus with it’s grace and love of pleasure, brings a desire to try to do things a little differently, change your pattern of pleasure seeking and add a more carefree attitude, why do I care what others think. Mercury is about communication and thinking which will add to this energy.
Sun is square Uranus, a short restless period, keen to break free from anything that doesn’t support your true self. It is not a major transit, but it adds depth to the new moon in Leo on the 8th, giving invaluable insights into your life and how it could be different. There are again opportunities to try something new or different that will help your self-expression. You could be irritated by opposition from others, so take care and use restraint as we know Uranus can be volatile.
Venus in Virgo opposite Neptune lends itself for what isn’t real, it isn’t really what it is. Maybe take the time out to dream, have a mental vacation from the deep critical feelings that can be accompanied with Virgo.
10- 12th August.
Mercury enters Virgo and briefly opposite retrograde Jupiter, there will be a desire to feel that everything needs to be in order, in its proper place. Virgo is all about details and practicality but at times too much can bring about an abrasive quality so look for some balance, don’t overdo it and use this attention to detail in a positive way.