Archive for August, 2011
The Writer’s Astrological Almanac
Happy August. It’s a hot month, in more ways than one, very Mars and Mercury heavy. This year is just buzzing by.
Aug 01 is a Monday, the day of the Moon, with the Moon entering Virgo. The Moon conjuncts an almost stationary Mercury. Tomorrow Mercury goes retrograde. Heads Up. Whatever your personal retrograde preparation ritual may be, remember to calm your mind and look forward to a chance to do some quality retrospection, editing, and revising. Four hours later the Sun exactly squares Jupiter. This is a good time to evaluate your use of time and other resources, and to rein in any excesses or lavish indulgences. You don’t have to go to extremes and give up all good and fun things, though.
Tue Aug 02 the Moon is void of course in Virgo when Mercury goes stationary retrograde. Mercury will be retrograde for almost the entire month of August. This is a prolonged Heads Up. I suggest that we learn to love it and resolve to make good use of it. (continue reading…)