Posted on July 31, 2022 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is a month of taking a deep dive to the inside, Virgo, with helpful intuitional hints for you that can aid you in finding new ways forward into greater wholeness. The Leo New Moon from the closing days of July kicked off a new thirty-day cycle that stimulated your sector of unconscious process and dream imagination. The New Moon also featured a strong presence of Mercury, your ruler, in this same part of your chart in close aspect to Trickster Uranus in your higher mind sector. This presages surprise events and unexpected revelations affecting educational or travel initiatives, and your worldview. Your learning curve is a huge factor for you right now, growing as big as you will let it. When Mercury crosses into your sign during the first week of the month, your sense of self-concept, of who you truly are, comes into greater focus. Throughout the month, and especially in the August 11th Full Moon, your sense of life mission is stimulated. You come into greater authenticity as you find yourself more willing to act strictly on the basis of deep and abiding principles that are yours, and yours alone.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The New Moon in Leo at the end of July signaled the beginning of a new cycle in the part of your chart that relates to your inner life, your unconscious and the insights that come when you step out of the busy-ness of the world. This introspective influence over the next thirty days therefore permeates most of August, presenting you with opportunities to reconsider your aims and perhaps quiet some of your anxieties. Uranus in the sign of Taurus is also featured, with your ruler, Mercury, in close square. This brings a great deal of intuitive understanding to your understanding of your beliefs and changing worldview. Jupiter in Aries also forms a supportive trine to the Sun and Moon in this New Moon configuration, offering perspective and hope that can help you move towards the unknown.
On August 1st and 2nd, Mars, Uranus and the North Node perfect their a triple conjunction that was already present in the New Moon. This is located in the part of your chart that relates to knowledge, and could bring an important reset, aligning you on a new path as the month unfolds. Even though you never know what the future holds and you could be feeling unsure about the next step of your journey, your ability to seize the possibilities on the horizon is there, and might have something to do with a shift in perspective. Although you cannot figure everything out, things will unfold on their own which gives you the opportunity to regroup and get rid of obsolete frameworks.
Messenger planet Mercury, your ruler, enters your sign on the 4th, which may bring some traction that can help you sort out your agenda and organize your thoughts. You could start to feel a sense of clarity returning and it can be easier to prioritize your wellbeing.
On August 6th and 7th, a pleasurable influence might permeate the first weekend of August with Venus in Cancer gracing your social sector while forming a trine with Neptune in Pisces. With this harmonious aspect, friendships and connection with others should feel easy and inspiring. Mars in Taurus is also applying to a square with Saturn in Aquarius which unfolds around the same time, and could create some pressure to stay on track with health and physical exercise. Taking care of your body could be on your mind and also you might have to deal with some aspects of your social or creative life before you can return to a more stable routine. Venus in Cancer opposing Pluto, lasting into the 8th, might bring feeling of changing times to you, and, as well, exciting social events so that your desire to have fun could be competing with your need to stay on track.
The Aquarius Full Moon in culminates on the 11th in your sector of day-to-day events and health regimens, emphasizing your habits and your health while shining a light on your most recent efforts to find greater discipline or ease in your physical body. The Full Moon is conjunct Saturn while squaring Uranus highlighting an inherent tension you may have been experiencing between the need to take care of yourself versus the impetuous to break free from a certain self-imposed limiting framework. You could be experiencing growing pains while knowing that this is for the best in the long run.
From the 12th and to the 15th Mars in Taurus in your higher mind sector trines Pluto, perhaps bringing confirmation or at least information as to where you are moving for the best possible direction of your long term growth.
Mars enters Gemini on the 20th where it will be emphasizing the career and vocational sector of your chart until leaving Gemini in late March 2023. Although it may only be emerging as of right now, this signals the beginning of a more active period for things related to your career and your participation in the world. When Mars retrogrades during the final months of the year, there could be a shift on these issues to a more internal mode of reflection.
Mercury in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces August 20th through 22nd, and could have you feeling unsure or doubting your resolve. Trying to think things through rationally might be harder than simply trusting the process unfolding. On August 21st through 23rd, Mercury also receives a supportive trine from Pluto which means you may have to let your intuition or gut feeling guide you as opposed to trying and solving things with your head at this time. The Sun’s entry into the sign of Virgo on the 23rd will gradually bring a revitalizing influence that could help you clarify your aims in the weeks ahead. A new chapter is beginning and to a certain extent you must renew with your own sense of power.
Mercury enters Libra on the 25th where it will emphasize your resources, values and sense of self-worth in the weeks ahead. Mercury is slowing down and preparing to retrograde in September, which means these topics will then be important ones to work through.
The New Moon in your sign arrives on the 27th signaling the beginning of a fresh cycle for your goals and overall direction. The New Moon forms a square with Mars in Gemini which brings a certain amount of pressure regarding your career or your ambitions. You could feel initially like a lot of things remain to be defined; this is exactly the gestation phase that a New Moon represents. Things will slowly emerge from the darkness in the weeks ahead helping you define the territory and clarifying your goals.