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 25 – Moon in Virgo. Today’s new moon is a good time to start a diet or a new health regimen. Change the pattern of how you take care of yourself to a better one. Mars and Saturn meet in Scorpio to bring endings and reveal harsh truths. It’s like coming up to a cosmic stop sign that makes you look around before you can go any further. You’ll see where you need to let go of emotional baggage and attitudes.
Tuesday, August 26 – Moon in Virgo. Venus now comes to face Saturn and they reinforce what you already know about your love and money issues. There is no room for illusions; it’s time to face facts even though they may be unpleasant. It may be time to end the summer romance, to make a commitment to one you want to continue, and to create a budget that is realistic. Do tomorrow’s work today.
Wednesday, August 27 – Moon VC Virgo, enters Libra 5:54 pm. Venus and Mars challenge each other and give you the energy to pick up the pieces that are left from the past two days. They tell you take action to move your life forward. Clean out the clutter from your desk and workspace. Bring clothes, books, and tools to the thrift store. Clear the decks so you can make a fresh start.
Thursday, August 28 – Moon in Libra. Summertime fun is coming to an end. Use today and tomorrow to enjoy yourself in the ways you can only do when the weather is good and your mind lets you go out to play. Pair off with a favorite friend and go shopping, walk on the beach or in the park, or play an outdoor sport. Find an occasion to get dressed up.
Friday, August 29 – Moon in Libra, VC 12 pm. Work in the morning and then start your holiday weekend early. The Sun and Neptune stand in opposition and want you to find ways to help and be of service. You need to make balance between dreaming and doing. Tonight is the night to go out and party and socialize.
Saturday, August 30 – Moon in Scorpio. You may change your plans, as you are feeling serious this weekend. There’s an energy in the air that has you introspective and self absorbed. Make time to wander off alone. It’s a fertile day to plant and transplant. You can uncover missing objects and find answers to knotty problems while you work in the garden.
Sunday, August 31 – Moon in Scorpio. It’s a good day to look back over the past three months and see how you have changed as a result of what happened. Bring your journal up to date. Be careful not to get involved in someone’s power struggle and recognize it for the personal drama that it is. Do something that you feel passionate about.