Weekly Forecast August 9: New Moon in Leo, Uranus Enters Pisces

Steps to Enchantment. © Pat Paquette, 2010.

Does it feel to you like we’re laying the groundwork for big changes ahead? It sure feels that way to me.

The cardinal T-square is still up and running at full power, although this week we lose one of the major players as retrograde Uranus backtracks into Pisces. Events won’t be quite so explosive for awhile. Still, I wouldn’t drop my guard just yet. There’s plenty of activity to keep us busy and even a bit overwhelmed.

Other than Uranus returning to Pisces — on Friday the 13th, no less — the biggest news this week is Monday’s New Moon in Leo (Tuesday in the Eastern Hemisphere). As I noted in Saturday’s New Moon post, we can give ourselves a welcome break by doing something completely different, if only for an hour or two. Try to stay fully present in those moments, because there’s a real opportunity to manifest them in multiples.

Working to create a new way of being and doing is especially important if you’ve been trying the same thing over and over again, without success. Sometimes we don’t realize that we keep repeating patterns, or we may think that we’re doing something differently when it’s really just the same old behavior in updated clothing. Like dating a new guy and thinking, “This one is so different,” only to find out several months or years later that he’s just like the last guy and the one before him.

Worse still, he’s just like your father.

So if we don’t want to keep repeating the same patterns, we need to consciously intervene and do something radically different, something we’ve never tried and perhaps even have been afraid to try.

In matters of the heart, we’ll have opportunities galore this week to reverse behaviors that have gotten us nothing but heartache. Venus, fresh from conjoining hardworking Saturn on Sunday, opposes Jupiter on Monday and squares Pluto on Tuesday. Normally, I’d issue warnings not to overindulge or get carried away with lust, but Saturn’s influence here allows us to take a hard look at what we’re doing and why so that we can change what hasn’t been working for us. Awareness is sometimes all it takes to point us in a new direction.

On Thursday and Friday, the Moon in Libra aspects Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Venus, and Mars in rapid succession. I expect we might get a “summary” of our T-square experience to date, which could help us see the continuum that we’re on, as opposed to looking at our lives as a series of seemingly unrelated events.

Sunday’s Moon in Scorpio is for quiet contemplation and plotting your next move. Or, you might just want to sleep off the T-square hangover and rest up for the next round. It’s not over yet, and we’ve got another Mercury retrograde coming up, too.

Speaking of which, the T-square calendar I posted two weeks ago had a couple of dates wrong. I’ve updated that post with the correct information.

Love and courage to all,
Aquarius, the sign of astrologyPat