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Starcast for the week beginning August 15th, 2018

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ARIES [Mar 21 - Apr 19]

You are in the process of securing some new commitments. It is a bit like dedicating your energy and focus more wholly to something that you know will stand the test of time. With your ruler Mars still retrograde until the end of the month, you may still be unraveling your way forward or feeling through how you want to direct your future. Mars retrograde in Aquarius was about rebellion, it was about shaking off all of what you no longer wished to carry. Now that Mars has backed into Capricorn, you can make a greater commitment to something with less baggage on board. Mercury in fellow fire sign Leo moves direct this coming Saturday, Aug. 18, and will receive a harmonious feeling lift from Venus in your opposite sign of Libra, suggesting someone will surely show up for your heart in this process. Securing a change that you want is not only possible now, it would be a tragic waste of stellar forces to miss this auspicious window.

Commit all the way Aries and you will blow down an old and rusty door, one you never thought you would ever see ajar again. Someone is going to help make this transition easier!

TAURUS [Apr 20 - May 21]

At times all you need is just one feeling step in a better direction in order to experience the weight of the recent past falling from your bones. Action Mars is still retro until the end of this month, but he just backed into fellow earth sign Capricorn, which will have a way of grounding you in the midst of some inevitable change. You will be able to get a better grip on reality and channel your solar strengths in ways that strengthen your center. Your ruler Venus is in Libra and will align effortlessly to Mercury in Leo as he stations direct on Saturday, Aug.18. This is a sweet weekend for gathering with the ones you love and warming a cold space or softening a hard knock. Your relationship world is prime for expansion as well with Jupiter and Neptune so majestically aligned. You experience a worry disappear as the power of a moment makes up for any of the what if’s. Uranus in your sign could not be better aligned to Saturn in fellow earth sign Capricorn to help you build upon a changing vision while feeling secure in it’s pure potential.

Feed the unusual and be open to a little bit of radical. You will find it unlocks a deep hunger within you!

GEMINI [May 22 - Jun 21]

This week’s trends offer you a snow cone in the middle of the desert, along with a helicopter ride out of there. We are on the other side of three eclipses and are still wading through six planets that are retrograde, including your ruler Mercury in Leo. Fortunately, Mercury stations direct on Saturday, Aug.18, and partners with loving Venus in fellow air sign Libra, symbolizing the potential for receiving some better than good news. It may also be that you are connecting easily with others who you care deeply about, whether they are your children, a partner, or anyone that holds a sacred feeling space in your heart. Your heart will get a lift this week and you will feel a strong charge of something working for you behind the scenes. Just about every direction I look, you are receiving some kind of opening that offers a way through. If you change your approach this time, you will get noticed. If you persist, something will finally budge.

Keep chipping away at whatever desire is holding the most weight and by early next week you will cross a significant threshold!

CANCER [Jun 22 - Jul 22]

If you are feeling nurtured and loved, especially if that feeling is being fed by you, then all will tend to feel right in your world. Living starts within, especially for you Cancer, for you have to feel right to be ready for anything. As we pull away from three eclipses and still work with six planets retrograde, it can feel like having to clean up backstage after the show or deal with a mess following a fallout. It may be that you are emotionally integrating an experience so you can learn from it and better yet, grow from it. All of the action has been taking place on the inner planes, which will clearly point to what your Soul is being directed to work through before anything else can move forward in your life. Loving Venus in Libra is traveling through your house of home and the emotional body and is trying to help you establish more inner balance via some extra tender loving care. She combines with Mercury in Leo with unquestionable support on Saturday, Aug.18, the day Mercury stations direct. These trends speak to softening, yet strengthening. You discover this week that the more you cultivate your inner space, the further your light extends into the lives of others. You must be solid on your own first before you can even begin to reach a state of harmony with the world.

Nurture and strengthen the natural 'you' and everything will fall into place!

LEO [Jul 23 - Aug 22]

With so much snap, crackle and pop going on during your birthday month, something surely has caught you by surprise a time or two. Your future may very well have been personally impacted by the recent eclipses and I heard my fair share of stories where Leos were totally floored by the welcomed unexpected. While events may have been favorable in some cases, you may have been unprepared. Looking forward to what is coming is almost as good as when the day arrives so when it comes out of left field, it can be a challenge to change gears and integrate the reality of the news. Mercury is retrograde in your sign and is slowing down to reverse directions on Saturday, Aug. 18. Something special occurs when Mercury stations direct. Loving Venus in Libra will form an angelic angle of support to help you meet, and in some cases far surpass, someones expectations. Once this occurs, you will be able to fully take in the change and celebrate the surprise. With Mars retrograding back into Capricorn and not shifting direct until the end of August, this does suggest you will be ‘working hard for it’, but your dedication is high and you will be more than willing to put in your time. Dedication pays off big, along with bringing a little something different to the table.

I have a strong feeling they will be coming back for more!

VIRGO [Aug 23 - Sep 22]

When Venus is invited to the scene, then the love tends to win. Lucky for you Virgo, this week she is knocking on your door. Your ruler Mercury is retrograde in heart-centered Leo and while five other planets are still dragging their heels. Mercury will be stationing direct on Saturday, Aug.18, to grant you cosmic gifts and possible gain. Venus adds favor to this trend as she slides into prime position to help improve your standing or your feeling of place in this world. Because she is so ideally positioned, it creates a state of grace and an energy that allows you to feel connected to the greater whole. While more love fills the inner void, a greater response from the world follows suit. If you were looking for a job, you may get the call, and if you were looking for a lift, that feeling will come too. Then again, you may just find that you are feeling good for no apparent reason at all.

The good stuff follows!

LIBRA [Sep 23 - Oct 23]

It is all about positioning yourself Libra and this week you finally feel like you have found your lane. Your ruler Venus is in your sign, which is where she feels best, and as a result, this is when you tend to feel your best too. Life is lining up better for you this week as Venus partners famously with Mercury when he stations direct in Leo on Saturday, Aug.18. This may very well be a landmark moment and a symbol for switching tracks. One minute your life is going in one direction and then someone calls or something happens that sends it happily on a better route. Action Mars just retrograded back into Capricorn where he will be for the next month, which is helping you secure a plan for the future on the heels of some news that has either already arrived or is on its way.

Small miracles evaporate a worry and you regain your trust in invisible delights!

SCORPIO [Oct 24 - Nov 21]

Going back isn’t always a bad thing. Remember when you and a lover broke up yet the feelings were still there. Remember when you got back together? A powerful reunion it was. You knew you weren’t through and the time apart spoke to this truth. The absence did make the heart’s pull stronger. Your ruler Pluto in the sign of Capricorn is one of six planets currently retrograde and Pluto is calling your Soul back in time. Memories of old will be finding their way back into those beating chambers of your heart. The memories will vary in feeling but can tend to run in extremes. Some will tell you what still stings and others will speak to what still tugs and calls you home. Mercury in loving Leo will be the first to venture forward again as he stations direct on Saturday, Aug 18. Venus in Libra extends her hand to help pull you through a healing door, a feeling you thought could never happen. With Mars retrograding back into steady Capricorn, you will find better bearings and an ability to cut through the heavies with some candid conversation.

Optimal transformative change is possible in your relationships now Scorpio, as long as you can let go of your grip on the past!

SAGITTARIUS [Nov 22 - Dec 21]

With six planets retrograde, this only leaves two that remain direct, and one of them is your ruler Jupiter. The other planet is Venus who is transiting through a sign she naturally rules, Libra. Both Jupiter and Venus are great planetary comforts as they are supremely benevolent in nature. Both are forming highly beneficial angles of support to promote greater feelings of hope. Jupiter in Scorpio forms an exact trine to Neptune in Pisces on Friday, Aug.17, although you will benefit from this heavenly energy all month. This week your efforts to reach the invisible realm are deeply encouraged for there is ample reward for a dedicated outreach. Loving Venus in Libra will sync up with unparalleled ease to Mercury in Leo, who will station direct on Saturday, Aug.18, allowing your expanded palette to fill your Soul canvas with more color and meaning. International themes also stretch your vision for what the future may hold. It is still time to let those desires simmer as this week more content will drop into your story.

Prepare to sketch your next steps!

CAPRICORN [Dec 22 - Jan 19]

You have just recovered your edge. Action Mars has re-entered your sign Cappy just two weeks before he stations direct. This energizes a re-centering of your focus and a need to face any left over fears from your past that have parked themselves on your path. You have far more to work with now following a triple eclipse and six planets retrograde, including your ruler Saturn. Your greatest ally still sits with Uranus in fellow earth sign Taurus, as he aligns with ultimate precision to Saturn. In fact, this energy is favorably fierce for the next month. With that said, nothing needs to be forced or rushed, especially because in many cases something will get better in time. Profiting Venus is in your house of career and is partnering with Mercury in Leo, in your house of the Soul, to help you recover your feeling of power when Mercury stations direct on Saturday, Aug.18. You do have the upper hand now Capricorn, so if something feels out of balance, then do what you need to do to make it right. Communications and negotiations serve you and will prove to help you re-gain your feeling of authority and inherent value.

Only accept what you know you are worth!

AQUARIUS [Jan 20 - Feb 19]

Action Mars just retrograded back out of your sign and into Capricorn, which will tend to take some of the heat off. We have just pulled through a triple eclipse window in the past month and are currently making our way through retrograde waters with six planets forcing you into a deep state of reflection. Mercury in Leo will make his way direct on Saturday, Aug.18, which will help immensely in your communications with loved ones. The same day, benevolent Venus in fellow air sign Libra will step in to show you the potential of a special connection and this weekend you find yourself back to the same page with another after feeling like you have been at war. Everything that is surfacing from your past is in the process of being worked out and through so it may take some time to iron it all out. A full feeling of forward motion may not be felt until early October when Mars is back in your sign and reaches the same degree as he was when he went retrograde in late June.

So give it time, and remember that for at least the next month or more, your ruler Uranus in Taurus, is in an exceptional position to Saturn, the planet of career and commitments. So if there is something you need to see change in order to make your life better, Saturn will be sure to secure the change into place!

PISCES [Feb 19 - Mar 20]

Insight is golden these days as it opens doors into deeper feeling corridors that help you understand what has baffled you for so long. You are not the type of Soul that needs to figure things out with your head, you tend to feel your way through. But this week when Mercury stations direct in Leo on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Venus shows up bearing gifts, you put something together in a way that helps you feel complete. Venus wants to help you fix what feels broken, and her connection to Mercury will help you make mental sense of something so you can put it to rest. You experience a rare form of love in a world of simple days, whether you are brushing the mane of your horse, or throwing a frisbee with a dog that you just rescued from the pound. Everything gets stripped down until all you feel is the unconditional feeling of love that a moment can bring.

Animals are pure emotion, your essence is pure emotion as well, and you are reminded of the power of something so priceless and timeless. In that moment you have it all!

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