Astrological update for the week of August 30, 2021: Taking care of details in the midst of confusion
This week we have a lack of the fire element in the planetary energies, and Mars, the fire planet, will oppose watery Neptune. Fire signifies drive, purification, frustration, motivation – it’s active in nature and energizes the processing of our experiences. Chiron is in Aries, but since Chiron represents the unhealed wound it activate our wounds in these areas rather than provide the fuel for actualization). When there are no planetary bodies in fire, the force for change is missing – the air of thought and intellect is present (Libra, Gemini) along with Neptune in Pisces to inspire transcendence and the letting go of fixed ideas, but the motivation is lacking.
This will be especially true in the early part of the week when Mars opposes Neptune. The alignment culminates on Wednesday September 2nd, but its influence will be felt throughout the week. Mars is in Virgo now, motivating us to examine and order the details of life, and the Neptune factor makes that more difficult. Neptune is like the Sirens of Homeric myth, calling us with its magic song to leave the ordinary world behind and step into magic. Beautiful and mystical, but not very practical and therefore antithetic to Virgo Mars this week.
I recommend that we all be very careful when making decisions under this influence. Neptune casts a glamour that can make the unrealistic look very attractive, and with the Virgo New Moon approaching on September 6th, we will want to keep our Neptunian eyewear from blurring our […]