Planetary news this week: August 2, 2021
Astrological forecast by Lynn Hayes
This week we have the conjunction of the Sun to Mercury, one of the linchpins of the Mercury retrograde cycle (the exact conjunction was August 1st but it lingers into the beginning of the week). The Sun conjoins Mercury, planet of the mind, once as Mercury travels direct, and then again at the midpoint of the retrograde cycle. I think of the Sun as the Illuminator, shining a light into the darkness, and the Sun/Mercury combinations bring the potential for realizations and a new kind of intelligence.
That is particularly important this week because the Sun and Mercury also activate the challenging square from Saturn (control and rules) to Uranus (radical change) which is the main story of 2021. That effect lingers throughout the week, and then the Leo New Moon on August 8th acts as an additional trigger.
What this means is that any structures we have built for ourselves which are eroding and will not fit into the energy patterns of the new world will begin to fall away as new patterns and structures are created. If we are personalities which embrace change this may come easily and bring exciting new influences. If we tend to hold onto the past, though, this is likely a difficult time. On a global level the pressure for change is enormous, and this is a good time to remember the Serenity Prayer and think about what we can and cannot change.
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Monday August 2nd
Yesterday we had an opposition from Mercury to Saturn which may have created some negative thinking. Saturn isn’t inherently negative, but it does urge us to face up to reality and […]