In this week’s Astrology, Uranus will enter retrograde motion while Venus will move out of its regressive stage.
We have another transformative week full of planetary transits.
In this week’s Astrology, Uranus goes into its retrograde motion, giving us the opportunity to revamp the stagnant areas of our lives. There will be a Full Blue Moon in Pisces, which might aid us in examining how far we’ve come on a healing journey. Venus will leave its regressive stage, causing us to move to the post-shadow phase of this planet's retrograde cycle. Also, Mars will make the most transit over these next 7 days, resulting in moments of impulsivity.
8/28 Uranus Retrograde 2023: Finding Alternative Ways To Move Forward
Monday brings in a retrograde that could help us reexamine the importance of revamping stale situations.
With Uranus RX, we reexamine how staying in our comfort zone isn't helping us, giving us the urge to make changes in our lives. Therefore, this planet's regressive cycle encourages us to recognize that some scenarios have reached a plateau, and it's time to shake things up to get to the next level.
The objective of this retrograde is to free us from unconstructive habits that aren’t allowing us to show up as the best version of ourselves. Therefore, it's a phase to see the trappings of being held back by a career with no upward mobility, unhealthy relationships, behavior that’s hindering us, or even a living situation.
Uranus Retrograde may also aid your ability to discover your life's purpose gradually. Through this period, it might be a time to experience breakthroughs concerning situations that seemed unsolvable or have a eureka moment on a creative endeavor.
Also, we tend to experience glitchier moments when this planet is going in and out of its retrogrades for a week on either side of retrograde. Considering Venus is going direct this week and has been aligned with Uranus, there will be an emphasis on money and relationships. And Mercury is in retrograde simultaneously, making for a very colorful 7 days.
Due to this being a further out celestial body, it has a long regressive cycle of 5 ½ months, so Uranus won’t go direct until January.
The fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, between 17 and 25 degrees, will be affected by this retrograde more than other zodiac placements. Therefore, if you have planets or chart points in these placements through your natal chart, it will be a time to make upgrades to your life.
Uranus Retrograde Dates:
- Pre-retrograde shadow 5/12/23.
- Shifts into retrograde motions 8/28/23.
- Stations direct on 1/26/24.
- Out of post shadow on 5/12/24.
8/28 Mars Sesquiquadrate Jupiter: Overboard Enthusiasm Gone Wrong
Even though this is considered a problematic transit, it does have its upside. One of the features of this is it promotes feeling enthusiastic about life, self-assurance, going for the gold, being in a social mood, and the urge to do something adventurous. Also, if channeled correctly, this is excellent for burning off energy through exercise, physical activities, and cleaning the house.
However, on the not-so-constructive end, a vibe like this can enunciate moments of unjustified confidence. For this reason, we need to be mindful of competitiveness, entitlement, coming on too strong, impulsivity, recklessness, arrogance, and taking risks that could backfire.
Due to the nature of this transit, we need to be mindful of our tempers since there is a tendency to feel edgier than usual. With energy like this, people tend to blow things out of proportion, resulting in argumentativeness and reacting in a hot-head-like manner.
Another thing with this is that we tend not to see essential details because we feel sure we can get the job done. As a result, we could overpromise and underdeliver on something because we were in an aggrandized state.
8/30 Full Blue Moon in Pisces: Continuing Your Healing Era
Wednesday brings us a Blue Moon in Pisces, allowing us to see how far we’ve come on our journey to rejuvenate the areas of life that need mending.
Blue Moons are lunar events that occur when we have 3 Full Moons in a season or 2 Full Moons in a 4 week period. These are rare astronomical events since they aren't as frequent; the last one that occurred was August 22, 2021. Hence the saying “Once in a Blue Moon.”
A vibe like this could assist us in examining what is working, what needs finishing touches, or moving forward from something that's not serving us on a spiritual journey. Therefore, this lunation will help us understand what we need to get back on track with our healing journey.
Energetically, this will illuminate the importance of getting back in alignment and paying attention to our gut instincts. Therefore, this will help us get serious about ensuring our vibes are good and not overlooking our intuition.
The mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, between 0 to 10 degrees, will feel this lunar event more than other zodiac placements.
8/30 Mercury Quincunx Chiron: Working On Self-Defeating Inner Dialog pt 2
Mercury and Chiron are in an awkward alignment that could lead us to reflect on past choices we wish we had made differently.
And this is the second time we’re experiencing this transit.
Mercury is currently in retrograde, so this transit will happen again once this planet enters the post-shadow regressive phase on September 27th. The last time we experienced this was on August 16th.
Under this influence, our minds could feel more intrusive than typical concerning unpleasant things.
For this reason, we might dwell on past experiences that didn't go as we expected or intended, leading to harsh inner dialog.
Another way this might manifest is by working on limiting thinking that keeps us in a fixed mindset. Additionally, this might provide us with the push we need to address our lack of awareness of how we communicate with people.
Energy like this serves as a reminder to work on unresolved thoughts from the past and why we should avoid becoming self-critical in the process. With this, it’s crucial to see why beating ourselves up isn’t constructive, so we must find another way to sort out our thoughts. Try to focus on finding workable stress-reduction techniques; remember that some things were meant to be, and some things are supposed to pan out.
8/31 Mars Quincunx Saturn: The Importance Of Waiting Your Turn
From the 31st to the 2nd, we’ll experience an energy showing us the importance of waiting our turn, respecting boundaries, and being more responsible.
Mars and Saturn will align in a configuration that could have adverse effects if we’re impatient.
We'll need to figure out the best ways to ground ourselves during this transit because we might feel tense.
Testing people's patience or attempting to get our way is never a good idea, so when dealing with a transit that can enunciate this vibe, it's best to read the room and back off. Otherwise, if we keep trying to get our way or push another person's limits, this could lead to arguments.
On the other hand, we shouldn't be pushed to choose either, and we might need to establish boundaries with others.
So, being overly demanding of others could cause delays with this kind of energy.
A vibe like this also prompts us to accept responsibility for our actions and deal with the consequences because of the nature of this transit. So, it could be a day of seeing the importance of delayed gratification.
9/3 Venus Direct 2023: How Have You Raised Your Standards In Love And Career
On Sunday, Venus will station direct, causing it to move out of regressive motion.
Venus went into pre-shadow on June 18th, then shifted into its retrograde on July 23rd.
Energetically, this planet governs, as well as self-worth, worth, values, interests, relationships, self-adornment, fairness, sensory perception, reciprocity, and the things we energetically attract. We need to correct the imbalances in these spheres of life as a result.
Through its inverse cycle, this celestial body traversed Leo, and with a pairing like this, we could have looked at the themes this sign carries. On the unconstructive end, we might have dealt with issues like arrogance, exaggerated behavior, thinking we're too good for something, the need for approval, and the perils of self-aggrandizing behavior.
When we experience a vibe like this, it's a turning point in our love lives as we assess the value of our current relationships. But this gives us the chance to improve the quality of our love. Also, since Venus governs finances, we could have reexamined our professional lives, self-employment, and why we need to raise our standards concerning our earning power.
Signs that would feel this retrograde more than others are the fixed modality. Therefore, if you have placements in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, this would have been an impactful retrograde than the other zodiac signs would have experienced.
Venus leaves the post shadow on October 7th; then, on the 8th of that month, this planet will finally exit Leo and move on to Virgo after traversing this zodiac sign since June 2nd.
Venus Retrograde Dates:
- Enters Pre-Shadow RX 6/18/23.
- Regressive Motion 7/22/23.
- Stations out of Retrograde 9/3/23.
- Leaves Post-Shadow Phase 10/7/23.
9/3 Venus Sesquiquadrate Neptune: Seeing The Truth About Deceptive Behavior In Relationships pt 2
Right as Venus is stationing out of retrograde, it will make a challenging connection to Neptune, causing us to get real about unscrupulous scenarios in romantic relationships or career prospects.
Energetically, this transit reveals the unhealthy aspects of a relationship, shedding light on the situations we've been denying and forcing us to face challenging issues that require our attention.
Due to being in denial for a lengthy period, it may feel difficult to let go of the situation even though we have ignored the warning signs that it isn't suitable for us. Also, this might be about setting boundaries with opportunistic people who have exploited our giving nature is another way this might manifest.
A vibe like this could reveal that we aren't valued professionally, prompting us to make a game plan to improve our careers. And, due to this energy's financial aspects, we could see where we've wasted money and feel it’s time to make corrections as a result.
Because this alignment may make us feel out of balance if we are sensitive to energies, so try to use your creativity to channel this transit effectively. One of the best ways to ground ourselves with a vibe like this is through spiritual practices, music, getting out in nature, and meditation.
The last time we had this was June 19th, while Venus was in its pre-shadow stage, so this might bring up circumstances surrounding the themes mentioned above.
Vibes For The Week
The vibes on the graph are minimal compared to last week.
Ambitious energy kicks off the week from the 28th to the 29th due to the Mars-Jupiter alignment and Uranus retrograde. For this reason, we could feel more motivated than usual to get things into gear for ourselves.
Romance will intersect solitude and mental energy, causing us to feel like our moods fluctuate. With mixed-bagged energy like this, we might be in our heads and need some time to ourselves to contemplate the state of romantic unions and other personal life situations that require a resolution.
And by the 3rd, there’s a smidge of mental energy, so our minds might not be as interested in complex things. In other words, due to the heavier transits of the week, we’ll have the urge to give our minds a break from overthinking everything.
Transits For The Week
We’re leaving August in a big way while simultaneously shifting into September with a bang.
Transits For August 28th to September 3rd:
- 9/29 Uranus Retrograde 2023: Finding Alternative Ways To Move Forward
- 9/28 Mars Sesquiquadrate Jupiter: Overboard Enthusiasm Gone Wrong
- 9/30 Full Blue Moon in Pisces: Continuing Your Healing Era
- 9/30 Mercury Quincunx Chiron: Working On Self-Defeating Inner Dialog pt 2
- 8/31 Mars Quincunx Saturn: The Importance Of Waiting Your Turn
- 9/3 Venus Direct 2023: How Have You Raised Your Standards In Love And Career
- 9/3 Venus Sesquiquadrate Neptune: Seeing The Truth About Deceptive Behavior In Relationships pt 2
Use this week to begin working on the areas of life that have stalled; that way, you can finally see movement on stagnant scenarios that keep you stuck.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!!!