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#121 August 1-7: Mercury in Virgo


I’m thrilled to announce that the printed version of my book The Basics of Astrology is available! In order to become fluent in a language you must be able to read the language.

This book is meant to help you get familiar with the nature of the symbols, which will in turn give you a greater understanding of how to read your astrological code. It will also help you decipher the images of these weekly posts. I hope this helps you on your continued journey to learning the language of astrology.

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Ingrid has overcommitted and is feeling that frantic energy. Good thing Mercury moves into Virgo this week, so hopefully she, along with the rest of us, can all get a bit more organized. Relationships are another major theme of the week, as the Sun in Leo urges you to open your heart, and Mars in Taurus drives you towards protecting your self-worth. Venus in Cancer brings reflection towards the origins of your relationships. Use the current frequencies to create the structure necessary to support you in your health, diet, and daily routine.

The themes this week are…

1. Efficiency

2. Self-worth

3. Sovereignty

This week begins where last week concluded, with Mars, Uranus, and the North Node creating as one of my clients put it, “a kerfuffle in Taurus”. This “kerfuffle” is urging you to establish your self-worth.

The Sun and Mercury in Leo are urging you to open your heart and claim your sovereignty.

Mercury moves into Virgo, creating an opportunity to organize your heart’s desire into efficient systems turns your joy into sustainable work.

Venus finishes out the last legs of its stay in Cancer, urging you to look at the roots of your relationships, and encouraging you to nurture the ones you love.

If you would like to know how the following transits are affecting you directly, and how to navigate them to the best of your benefit, contact me for a reading. My purpose is to help you understand, accept, appreciate and love the divine, unique miracle that is you.

Wishing you all the best in your journey through the week ahead, and I hope to work with you soon!

MONDAY, August 1

Venus in Cancer Sextile Mars Conjunct Uranus Conjunct the North Node Retrograde in Taurus

Where do the values of your relationships stem from?

Do they stem from your parents?

Do they stem from your ancestors?

Do they stem from your childhood experiences?

How can you recalibrate the way you nurture your relationships, so that they more appropriately reflect your present values?

What makes your values unique to you?

Are you honoring your self-worth through the reflection of your relationships?

Is your self-worth accurately reflected through the way you value you partners?

Is your self-worth accurately reflected through the way your partners value you?

Duration: July 31 – August 4

TUESDAY, August 2

The Moon in Libra Sextile the Sun in Leo

Open your heart to your light and share your warmth in your close personal relationships.

Be bold and graceful in your expression of appreciation for those you are in partnership with.

Be bold and graceful in your expression for what you desire from your relationships.

Duration: 2pm – 8pm PDT


The Moon in Libra Square Venus in Cancer

Are there any imbalances in your relationships that need to be adjusted?

Are you nurturing your partners, as much as they are nurturing you?

Are your partners nurturing you, as much as you are nurturing them?

How can you balance your feelings with a bit of grace in your relationships?

Duration: 7:00am – 1:00pm PDT

THURSDAY, August 4

Mercury in Virgo

Set your schedule.

Make a list.

Get your life in order.

Create a daily structure that supports your health.

Create a diet that supports your daily structure.

What you are putting into your mind, and how is it affecting your body?

What are you putting into your body, and how is it affecting your mind?

In order to be of service to others, you must first take care of yourself.



Daily routine.


Find the efficiency and flow in these areas, and the rest of your life will fall into place.


This Time: August 4–25, 2022 and September 23 – October 10, 2022

Last Time: August 11–29, 2021

FRIDAY, August 5

The Moon in Scorpio Square the Sun in Leo

Shine a light in the deepest, darkest, most passionate parts of your emotions, those which you are hiding from.

Open your heart, and express the depth of what you feel.

It may not be easy. In fact, it probably feels very uncomfortable.

In order to find comfort, you must move through the discomfort.

Duration: 1:00am – 7:00am PDT

SATURDAY, August 6

The Moon in Sagittarius Square Mercury in Virgo

If you have something critical to say, today may be the day you cannot help but blurt it out.

You may find yourself with your foot in your mouth.

Whatever the case may be, if you are frustrated it is better to let it out, rather than hold it in.

Just remember, that Criticism is a two-way street.

Duration: 1:00pm – 7:00pm

SUNDAY, August 7

The Moon in Sagittarius Trine the Sun in Leo

Open your heart.

Share your emotional truth.

Light up your life by connecting to your spiritual nature.

Be bold and dramatic in your expression.

Seek the spotlight.

Set yourself free.


Duration: 9:00am – 3:00pm PDT


Venus in Cancer Trine Neptune Retrograde in Pisces

Focus on the guilt, blame, regret, or shame from your relationships.

Show yourself compassion, so you can integrate these thought patterns and memories with understanding, forgiveness, and love.

Duration: August 6 - 9


Mars in Taurus Square Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius

Are your values aligned with the values of your community, or the group that you are involved in?

How can you establish, secure, and enforce your values in a way that is also fair to the community?

There may be some bumps in the road, but the more you take responsibility for your self-worth, the greater the community will respect your standing.

Duration: August 5 - 9

If you are curious about how these planetary alignments are influencing you directly, please contact me for a reading. It is an honor and privilege for me to share this knowledge with you. Until then I wish you all the best as you ride the planetary waves.




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