A Time for Rediscovery
Venus remains retrograde until September 5. Its shadow period remains until October 9. The degrees traveled in August are 29˚54’ to 15˚11’ Leo. This brings a period of revisiting a relationship we thought to be of the past. If we are single, we could become quite clear regarding what kind of person we wish to attract. Ways we used to make money could be revisited. We could re-actualize clothes that have been hanging in our closets forever and find them to be quite fitting to our new persona.
Jupiter enters Virgo on August 12 and will remain in that sign for thirteen months until September 10, 2016. During this period, we shall become even more sensitive to the quality of our food and seek non-GMO, organic, wholesome products. We could even be drawn to growing our own vegetables and herbs (even if only in cases on our balconies or in our kitchens), brewing our own tea, and becoming quite versed in the healing powers of plants and essential oils. This is a wonderful time to develop animal communication and connect with the deep wisdom and innocence of our pets. Our healing abilities expand, as does our wish to be of selfless service to others.
Saturn turns direct on August 2 at 28˚17’ Scorpio. Its shadow period will remain until November 8. This degree is represented in the Sabian symbols by “an Indian woman pleading to the chief for the lives of her children.” It is a time to become particularly aware of the forces of control and how deeply global decisions are affecting the future. Let us remember that the choices we make — or don’t make — now will have profound repercussions on our children and our children’s children. This is a time to become particularly aware of our responsibility toward our beautiful planet and our descendants.