Island astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to www.arlanwise.com and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.
August starts with Mars challenging Jupiter. The tension and conflicts we saw in July will continue and escalate. It will be hard to find a place to compromise as two sides each feel they are in the right. You can use this energy to spur you on to new levels of creativity if you reject negative emotions and act from a place of love.
August ends with Mars joining Saturn. They are good at bringing things to completion. Intense is the world to describe August. Try to stay happy and open and honest to avoid discord in your life. Pray for peace.
Monday, August 11 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 8:55 am. You’ll feel your answers today instead of thinking them out. Let your right brain out to play and give it the run of the day. You’ll be surprised with what happens if you do. Do the summer water activities that bring you joy. Donate to the food bank or other worthy charity.
Tuesday, August 12 – Moon in Pisces, VC 12:01 pm. Float through the day and let yourself be distracted by the beauty around you. Even if you’re in the middle of a city, you’ll see the weed growing through a crack in the sidewalk. Venus moves into Leo to add romance and drama to your love life. She wants you to shine and open your heart to love everyone unconditionally.
Wednesday, August 13 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 9 am. There are enough planets in fire signs to give you big shot of energy. Don’t sit still but use today to promote your pet projects and to sell yourself where you need to. You’ll have the confidence to do that or any other thing that has seemed scary to you. Try to beat your personal best on many levels.
Thursday, August 14 – Moon in Aries. Keep running and doing, you can rest this weekend. Try new ventures and experiment with what you’ve been thinking about. You need to be on your own to do things your way. You’ll be too impatient to wait for anyone to catch up to you. Work off excess energy with some physical activity. Enjoy a summer evening out.
Friday, August 15 – Moon in Aries, VC from 11:50 am until 11:58 am when it enters Taurus. Note the short VC period, it happens like that sometimes. Mercury enters his own sign of Virgo and takes a broom to sweep the cobwebs out of your mind. He makes you correct where your communications have become sloppy. He and the Taurus moon restore your common sense and help you plan ahead.
Saturday, August 16 – Moon in Taurus. Today is a good day to shop at a farmers market or vegetable stands for local produce to can and freeze. Check out the yard sales and find bargains. Plant a second crop and harvest what is ready for eating or for giving to friends. Buy that piece of art or photograph you saw and keep thinking about. Enjoy live music tonight.
Sunday, August 17 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 6:41 pm. Make this a vacation day. Laze around, go out for Sunday brunch, nap in the hammock, and rest. Have some summer fun while you still can. This is sensuous energy so pamper your body and feel good. Have a tryst with your loved one and make love in the afternoon. Leave the phone calls and email until tonight.