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 4 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 1:43 pm. You have the morning to work on things that must be done and the afternoon to devote to the things you want to do. The moon has his monthly meeting with Saturn and gives you the chance to discard what has been holding you back. Revive and refresh yourself with water. Try to go swimming or boating or just walk alongside it.
Tuesday, August 5 – Moon in Sagittarius. This is a lucky day. The fire element is prominent, letting you go out and take a risk. It is not a day to stay indoors. It’s a day to leave your comfort zone and expand your boundaries. There is potential for healing and any procedures, especially the ones you’ve postponed and put off, will go well, be they dental, medical, or visit to the veterinarian. It’s also a good day for therapy of any kind.
Wednesday, August 6 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC 10:52 am. Keep riding with this fiery energy. Get up on a horse, go on a boat, rollerblade, bike, or hike a new trail. Stay outdoors and have fun. Do your phone calls, emails, and Skyping in the morning so you can have time in the afternoon to play. It’s a day to enjoy the activities you can only do in the summer.
Thursday, August 7 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 9:39 am. Your focus returns to work and on what you want to accomplish. You can put your ideas into a solid form and make them real. Take that next step towards creating your work of art. Find time to help those who need help. Support a charity or go out and do some volunteer work. Dance the night away.
Friday, August 8 – Moon in Capricorn. Loosen up on your limits and add newness to your schedule. The Sun and Mercury meet and give you a bounty of new ideas. Uranus steps in and opens up the box where you keep your most eccentric thoughts and holds them up to you. Winnow through and pick out the good ones and start to use them. Nothing will go as planned today.
Saturday, August 9 – Moon VC Capricorn, enters Aquarius 9:52 am. The Sun and Saturn meet to review your behavior and give you new assignments if you’ve done well the past four months or send you back to square one if you haven’t. They insist you let go of fantasies and wishful thinking and go with what’s real. You may feel a bit deflated but you can see the big picture. No planting this weekend.
Sunday, August 10 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 6:12 pm. Today’s full moon brings you back to August of 1999. Think about that time and how it may relate to what’s going on right now. Your thoughts have power and can be used to help others. Open your heart and let it influence your mind. Be the stable force as you meditate, pray, or brainstorm in a group.