The Aquarium Age: Aug. 6-13
The planets provide a perfect creative playing field this week, and as they generate this dynamic imaginative landscape, we experience the potential for prolonged contact with a passionate muse, a muse whose presence has the power to inspire all sorts of innovative endeavors—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Whether you are an artist, a writer, a musician, a gardener, a house-healer, or someone who sees daily life as the most important canvas, this is the moment to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary and the mundane into the mythological.
The source of this creative force is a powerful trine between Uranus, in Aries, and a Sun/Mercury conjunction, in Leo. Aires and Leo are both Fire Signs, which are notorious for their enthusiasm and zeal, and as a result of that innate intensity, the current configuration ignites an irrepressible desire for self-expression. Add the Sun, which symbolizes the creativity of life, itself, Mercury, which represents all intellectual processes, including the ability to communicate in a variety of mediums, and Uranus, signifying innovation, to this astral fire, and every moment of every day has the potential to transform into performance art. I know you think I am exaggerating, but I am not—just wait, and see how many drama queens flourish under the heat of this blaze.
Anticipate any number of declarations of independence, especially emotional pronouncements about how it’s going to be from now on. Uranus always signals the need for freedom from whatever enslaves or holds us hostage to stagnant patterns that no longer serve. When that urge for freedom combines with the Sun and Mercury, the entire bundle encourages intellectual innovation, as well as an adventurous originality that refuses to be restrained by any restrictions, again, physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. Be bold. Use this potent trine to motivate a new approach or a new attitude. Apply it liberally to all those places that feel stuck. And if you’ve always wanted to try a particular art or craft, just do it—now.
Yes…Saturn squares that Sun/Mercury conjunction, and yes, again, squares are fractious interactions, and this one could feel like cold water on the blazing fire. But that doesn’t have to happen. Rather than using Saturn’s critical eye to find the flaw, use its discerning gaze to help you structure and refine your creative efforts. Saturn doesn’t have to be an enemy. More often than not, Saturn’s presence allows creative ideas to be grounded in the reality of the material world.
Most importantly, this week’s planetary playing field offers opportunities for fun. Seize this moment and spend it creating greater joy in your life. As always, when possible, consider the needs of your fellow travelers, and if you can, help them to experience greater joy in their lives.
Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Pay attention to practical matters, but also immerse yourself in this week’s divine fire, and allow it to inspire new creative endeavors of every variety. Stay open to surprising plot twists. I am not predicting a complete change in direction; I am advising you to be prepared for an exciting and perhaps unexpected journey.
Taurus April 20-May 20
This week’s creative fire is burning deep within so don’t be surprised if the heat gives rise to previously unexpressed feelings. Allow these emotions to move you into a new perspective and self-awareness. It’s not necessary to act on every impulse, although if you want to grow, an awareness of what drives those feelings is a must.
Gemini May 21-June 21
It is all about the conversation—or should I say conversations—with significant others, personal as well as professional. Be aware that trying to hold back what you are really feeling won’t be possible. So simply hold forth with as much generosity of spirit as you can muster, and then, listen carefully to what others have to say in response.
Cancer June 22-July 22
The heat of the week gives your self-esteem a big boost, especially when it comes to your career goals. Ask for what you need, but also ask for what you want. Be willing to dream big, and even if some of your desires can’t be met, others will be satisfied, and that will go a long way in bolstering and sustaining your confidence, as well as your self-worth.
Leo July 23-August 22
This is your moment, dear Leo. So just take a bow—and be grateful and joyous that it is yours to take. Then, put this fire to good use fueling a multitude of plans and projects. There’s no need to hold back or worry about editing, correcting, or fixing; whatever needs refining will present itself as part of the process. Right now, just concentrate on allowing your fire to light the way.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Your imagination is working overtime, but don’t worry it won’t burn out—at least not this week. Pay attention to your dreams; even keep a dream journal on your night table. But also pay attention to your daydreams, especially the ones you feel are impossible—they will tell you what you are longing for.
Libra September 23-October 22
Your social milieu widens, as a somewhat narrow band becomes a broadband connection to others. Some of those contacts are deeply personal; so don’t be surprised if there’s a confession or two—yours or others’. Stay focused on community efforts and answer the call to greater participation in the lives of others.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
While I mostly refrain from making the following type of declarations, this week I can’t help myself: It’s a fortunate fire that lights up career issues and brings you good fortune when it comes to work. I know this proclamation might sound trite, but as the week unfolds, you might be surprised by a flurry of good opportunities.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
It’s a spiritual adventure, and even though you may be loath to travel, it will be worth it to pack a knapsack and head out the door toward the open road. Of course, this journey could just as easily be internal and the open road could refer to your inner path. Either way, you are in for an exciting time of new discoveries.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
You’re likely to be singing endless choruses of David Bowie’s “Ch…ch…ch…changes….” But don’t be surprised if you’re smiling as you sing. This is a highly transformative phase, and while some of what transpires may be uncomfortable, much more of what takes place has the power to move you out of stasis and into positive action.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
This week’s fire is focused on relationships, personal and professional, and as the week unfolds you may find yourself in several conversations, some of which could reveal previously undisclosed information, and all of which could culminate in a new view. Stay open to the possibilities, and you’ll experience a fresh perspective.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Allow yourself to be inspired about work and how it is related to your concept of service. They are not always connected, but if you can see how to align the two, you’ll find it much easier to channel the fire of the week into your day-to-day activities. And that could lead to a keener sense of purpose.
Ralfee Finn specializes in Transformational Astrology. For readings, call 1-888-937-9264, write P.O. Box 343, New York, NY 10025, visit AquariumAge.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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