FORECAST: Weekly Astrology August 27, 2018

The planet Mars is the hero this week as it stations to go direct after roughly two months of retrograde action. All planets enter into retrograde cycles (except the Sun and Moon) and all take a back seat or are less influential when that happens. When Mars, whose attributes are action, aggression, ambition and anger (war), turns retrograde, all of the aforementioned characteristics become subdued. Those who are ruled by Mars (Aries and Scorpio) may find themselves wallowing in disorientation. Normally highly focused and on top of things, Aries may find themselves shiftless and mired in their inability to get things done. Scorpios may also fall under a similar form of apathy or a loss of direction. And since we all have an area of our personal horoscope that is occupied by Aries and Scorpio, that is where we might have felt beleaguered, uncertain, or lacking in focus and drive. The good news is that many of those attributes will slowly re-enter our daily lives as Mars begins to go direct. Mars is currently in Capricorn and will now “walk” back over the degrees it retrograded. Those degrees over which Mars reversed are called the shadow period, meaning that they were transited by Mars while going in reverse. Mars must cross over the shadow period degrees in order to be fully free from constraint. That means that Mars must move forward to the ninth degree of Aquarius before it can be an meaningful player once again. That means that until October 8, 2018 we will gradually feel the influence of Mars return. For more detailed information contact me at or

The other big event this week is the full Moon on the 26th at 3 degrees Pisces and opposing the Sun in Virgo, of course. Full Moons highlight areas of the cosmos and shed light and insight into what is currently happening on the terrestrial plane. Depending on the location of the Moon in your personal horoscope, that is where you are likely to see action of some sort. Full Moons often carry an emotional tone to them and while in Pisces the topics may turn out to be just that. Dreams, long-term plans, and other closely held emotional topics may surface as a result. Other cosmic chatter may add to the intensity of the full Moon, especially as Mars walks back through its shadow period. In that time frame we can see Mars coming into a harsh angle to Uranus currently in early degrees Taurus. AS Mars moves closer toward Aquarius these two planets will be a square to each other. The reason that is notable is because Mars is aggression and uranus is rebellion. That combination in itself can spell danger for violent outbursts, natural disasters, and general friction. The word may feel quite agitated under this transit and we would be wise to be on the lookout for unexpected outbursts of any sort. This aspect is a loaded gun waiting to go off. If channeled properly there is also great potential for a breakthrough of some sort, but disruption is the key takeaway of this pairing.
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ARIES (March 21- April 19)
Your ruling planet Mars has stationed direct so you should be feeling much more motivated to make some progress especially with occupational topics. You would be wise to investigate new and unusual employment opportunities or at least put yourself in position to capitalize on such encounters should they occur. A surprise income source could reveal itself to you.

TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Travel and education both hold the potential for a surprise opportunity this week. You may find that creative efforts offer the greatest potential. As long as your curiosity leads you to do the responsible thing you might find that your success is warranted. You don’t know until you try so if an unanticipated encounter does appear; jump on it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Be aware of the potential for uncertainty especially regarding large organizations or elderly relatives. Family holds the promise of shedding light on a situation that may be unfolding in a surprising fashion but is necessary nonetheless. Transition is on the wind so prepare for a shake-up which could be welcomed. Progress may be slow but visible.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)
An unexpected encounter or signal from a business associate could shift your plans in the most advantageous manner this week. Your primary relationship will likely be the beneficiary and help you to hone in on your future plans. Talks may be harmonious especially if you engage in ideas about the future. Avoid impulsivity.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You may experience a disconnect between you and your career that seems completely unfounded. You may be surprised at the turn of events and respond accordingly. Since your welfare may be directly involved with the turn of events you might be wise to hold your tongue and take an amicable stance.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You may be surprised at the offers that come your way this week. Education, training, and travel are important themes that may catch you off guard in the most creative manner. With that in mind consider branching out into an expressive modality that allows you to be uniquely you. With the Sun in Virgo you are in the spotlight.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You could be witnessing a shift this week regarding an elderly relative. Whether that implies living arrangements or simply increased interest in an unusual series of events the result should come as a surprise. As long as you remain faithful to your values and goals you should be well-prepared to tackle any shift.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov 21)
You may find that documentation and other legal forms are highlighted this week. Expect a surprise from your significant partner that offers support for your efforts. Advice may be surprising and yet very timely. You may find that you are especially inspired this week to be with children and to be creative.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Your career is in the spotlight this week so turn your focus there. If you have been dutiful and responsible you may be in for a pleasant surprise. Transition is the operative word so if the conversation turns to changing course you might be wise to explore that theme. Great potential is turning a new direction.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This should be a good week for expanding your view. Education, training, travel are all expansive undertakings and can bring you to a new place of responsibility and opportunity. Creativity is highly favored. Use these themes to forge forward with individuality and innovation. Aim your motivation at anything that involves originality.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
A dream career opportunity may pop up out of nowhere. Large organizational connections may pay off especially if you are looking to shift your focus. An unexpected event that involves home and family may offer a welcome change. Act with discretion though as you could be tempted by impulse. Act cautiously over the next few weeks.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Business associates may be the source of your attention this week as you try and wrestle with an entanglement of changes. Sudden shifts in plans or contracts could offer a semblance of relief or least a direction worth pursuit. Relationships or close friends may be a welcome respite for you. Reach out.
©2018 Chris Flisher

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