updated 7/27/2021 Be sure to scroll down for recent updates in planetary changes and hints on how to use those changes to make your life better.
JULY 22 - AUGUST 22
Leo is a fixed sign in the element of fire. In the northern hemisphere this the time of the steady heat that ripens crops brings monsoon and summer thunder and lightning. Leo is ruled by the Sun and symbolized by the image of the lion. Leo rules the heart and circulatory system. It also rules creativity and generativity, self-expression play and children.
The sign of the Lion is associated with leadership, will, and heart. At its best Leo is generous, optimistic and self-assured. As the Sun is a central power, power and ambition are often found in this sign. When Leo is good it is very good. At its worst this can be the sign of the boastful, childish autocrat unable to withstand correction or criticism.
Leo is associated with will and love. Will* is a gift of the soul that aligns us and makes us available for true service to the one true power. The gift of this sign is knowledge of our true lineage as children of God with humility to know that is the true lineage of all. May love and will unite and may we do our part to make it so.
*Roberto Assagioli’s book The Act of Will is an excellent exploration of will in its many expressions
PLANTARY MOVEMENTS AND CHANGES FOR SUMMER 2021
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FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS
JULY 23 @7:38 PM PDT
MOON @ 1º AQUARIUS/SUN 1º LEO
NEW MOON IN LEO
AUGUST 8 @ 6:50 AM PDT
MOON AND SUN @ 16º LEO
MERCURY ENTERS LEO
JULY 27 @ 6:12 PM PDT
MARS ENTERS VIRGO
JULY 29, @ 1:32 PM PDT
VENUS ENTERS LEO
JUNE 26@ 9:27 PM
JUPITER ENTERS AQUARIUS
SATURN ENTERS AQUARIUS
SATURN RETROGRADE IN AQUARIUS MAY 23 @ 13º AQUARIUS
URANUS DIRECT IN TAURUS
January 14, 2021 @ 12:36 AM PST
Uranus in Taurus 2019-2026
NEPTUNE IN DIRECT IN PISCES
NOVEMBER 27 @ 4:32 AM PDT
NEPTUNE IN PISCES 2012-2025
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
CHIRON IN ARIES
ALL OF 2021
Mercury in Leo. July 27 - August 11
Mercury in Leo opens up a world of creativity and the energy to make things happen. You may feel resistence until August as too much optimism or not enough attention to details slows things down. As the month goes on there is plenty of energy and drive to make things happen. This will include ability to multitask and even attend to details. Just be careful about overheating.
Venus in Virgo
July 21- August 15
As much as Venus loves Her visit in Leo She is a bit tense in Virgo. Venus in this sign is just a bit fussy and suffers with the imperfection of life. The positive part of this is finding be beauty in functionality and the wonder of the natural world that displays its own perfection in messy ways. This for spending time in nature, with pets and the garden, even if the garden is a room full of plants you tend. Consider making your workplace more people friendly.
Mars in Leo
June 11 - July 29
Mars finds the fire of Leo comfortable and there is an increase in confidence and energy -- well there might be a bit of a strain on that with some of the heavier planets opposite Leo in Aquarius. It might be a great opportunity to become right sized and not such a good time to go against the system. This could be a good time to learn to accept limits and learn patience.
Jupiter in Aquarius
December 19, 2020-
end of December 2021
Retro June 20 Oct. 18
Jupiter in Pisces
(a brief preview of coming attractions)
May 13- July 28
Jupiter enters Pisces for a brief time before beginning a retrograde that will take Jupiter back into Aquarius for a bit before moving forward again into Pisces for a longer stay later in the year. Notice what changes as this big energy force of expansion enters the watery world of Pisces. Likely there will be some big feelings and wet summer storms would be no surprise.
Jupiter will spend the year of 2021 in the sign of Aquarius. This expansive planet enjoys the freedom and optimism of Aquarius. During this year the close meeting of Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter begins to separate, but initially in early 2021 Saturn is bringing unusual caution to action--that is unusual caution for Jupiter. There may be some frustration as there is a sense of the brakes being on and movement hamptered. Jupiter will move ahead with great plans and a hopeful vision of the future.
Saturn in Aquarius
We are already feeling some of what this will mean as groups (Aquarius) are restricted (Saturn) and the future (Aquarius) seems serious and dire (Saturn). We always get a hint of what is to come at the ingress. We can use the lessons of Saturn of to move forward.
Saturn in Aquarius
December 17, 2020 - March 7, 2023
It takes Saturn about 30 years to travel through all the signs and it will be in Aquarius til early 2023 with a bit of back and forth that year, finally landing in Pisce. Saturn is the teacher and the disciplinarian. It is under the influence of Saturn that bills come due and karma exacts its price. In Aquarius issues of the future, innovation, brotherhoods and activity of like-minded groups get the careful scrutiny of Saturn.
"No matter how unpleasant a Saturn transit seems at the time, it represents what you really want in life and is helping you get it. Most people are out of touch with what they truly want. If you thoroughly understand your needs and wants, you will find that Saturn simply brings about their manifestation".
from Planets in Transit by Robert Hand
URANUS RETROGRADE IN TAURUS
URANUS IN TAURUS
AUGUST 15-2021 URANUS RETROGRADE
MARCH 6, 2019-JULY 7, 2025
NOVEMBER 8, 2025-APRIL 26, 2026
Uranus in Taurus is a very mixed bag. Uranus by nature is chaotic, forward thinking, revolutionary, and explosive. Taurus nature is conservative, fixed, fond of the past and seeks wealth and stability. I am going to spend the next few weeks looking at the news to get an idea of how this strange configuration is going to manifest.
The last time Uranus was in Taurus began in 1935. This was a time of war, a rise in dictators, extreme changes in fortune for many. We will surely see changes in our monetary system, the markets, real estate, and likely food production. This is an excellent time to modernize infrastructure and use innovation to do so. But we are dealing with Uranus here. Uranus is the planet of the unexpected and the unplanned.
On the day Uranus entered Taurus, this picture was taken. It says it all about the energy of Uranus in Taurus - electricity and earth meeting. Stay tuned for more on this big change.
PS Uranus will take up residence in Taurus until 2025.
Neptune in Pisces
The Master of the Mystical begins forward motion in Pisces. This trip through Pisces will continue through 2025. We may as well get comfortable with examining spirituality, illusion, addiction, and mystery. Neptune will be working with Saturn this year to assist in bringing true spiritual values into form and structure. Look forward to cultural embrace of magic and the enduring value of love and compassion.
Neptune retrograde in Pisces
June 21-November 27
18º Pisces - 15º
The slow moving planets impact the world in a general way, but form aspects to the individual chart as well. Because they move slowly, the impact can be cumulative. Look forward to more on this topic.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Pluto is the planet of transformation and as one of the outer planets, its effects are wide spread. When Pluto travels through a sign the particular area of life that sign rules is transformed on a fundamental level. Its message can be "change or die". Since Capricorn rules structure, all structures are likely to be overhauled. Since Capricorn rules government, governments are likely to be transformed.
On a personal level, look at your natal chart to get a good idea of the areas of your life that are likely to be shaken to their foundation.
Chiron in Aries
April 17, 2018 - April 2027
Chiron is a slow mover and we are just learning about this newer member of the heavenly bodies we track here on earth in astrology. In the myth, Chiron is a divided being- half human and half horse, half god and half man. In our natal charts, Chiron represents those areas in which our wounding can lead to our healing and the healing of others.
Chiron has been in Pisces steadily since 2011 and is now moving into Aries. This will likely bring about more consciousness around issues of healing and sacrifice. This could well mark a time when we may become aware of cultural wounding and begin to seek remedies rather than supressing awareness of pain. We may become more accutely aware of suffering and seek an active rather than a passive response to injury, illness, or disorder.
The myth of Chiron is one definitely worth reading and exploring as he trained warriors and healers, used his affliction for the benefit of humanity, and sacrificed himself in the service of justice and bringing light to human beings.