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Melodie is a full-time professional astrologer with a background in Psychology. She has been studying astrology for more than 30 years and has been teaching, writing and speaking professionally since 1995. For more information or to schedule a session with Melodie, click here:

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Aug 5, 2019 – Aug 11, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Aug 5, 2019 – Aug 11, 2019:

This week we have a planet (Mercury) changing signs, a planet (Jupiter) changing direction and what promises to be a spectacular light show (the Perseid Meteor Showers) by week’s end.

Starting on Monday though, the Moon is still New in Libra, where it is known for fairness, impartiality and objectivity. Those things should come ion hand, since it forms several stressful aspects: including an opposition to Chiron, square to Saturn and inconjunct to Uranus. Fortunately, there’s also a sextile to Jupiter, and a trine to Venus and the Sun before the day is through.

August 2019 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Aries: Ace of Bows

This month — with five planets (including your ruler Mars and the New Moon) moving through your 5th house — the area related to self-expression and creativity — you want to be thinking about your dreams, desires and intentions; as well as the actions you can take to turn them into a powerful reality.

The Ace of Bows (Wands in most decks) speaks of directing your energy toward your goals with purpose and intent: much the same way you’d take aim with an arrow and launch it at a distant target.

If you’ve ever done any archery, you know that you don’t just pick up an arrow and fling it haphazardly into the air. You have to pull back, focus on your objective and become one with the bow before you even shoot. Once you let go of the arrow, you’re committed to the outcome so you have to put everything you have into hitting your target.

This is the energy you want to keep in mind as you work on manifesting your goals. This card — called the “Spark of Life” here in the Wildwood Tarot — refers to that raw, pure, unharnessed energy that is the Ace of Wands as it changes energetically from spark (idea) to flame (intention) to contact (manifestation).

What is it you really really want that you haven’t (up to now) put your whole heart and soul into? And what are the chances of making it a reality unless you do? These are the questions you want to be asking yourself this month.

The Ace of Bows is about offering your intentions up to the Universe with every reason to believe you will be rewarded for doing so. With this in mind, it’s time to push all negativity aside and replace it with optimism and inspiration. If you’re truly serious about manifesting your desires, there is no time like the present to do it.

 

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jul 29, 2019 – Aug 4, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jul 29, 2019 – Aug 4, 2019:

This week starts on Monday with the Moon and Mercury in mutual reception and the Sun trining Chiron. The Moon /  Mercury reception can translate as an insatiable thirst for knowledge and an ability to impart both guidance and wisdom to others. It’s capable of listening as well as speaking and gathering information for later use. 

This aspect is curious, observant and insightful. It’s capable of seeing things that others cannot see. Its unique vantage point allows it to rise above petty grievances and broaden its perspective.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jul 22, 2019 – Jul 28, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jul 22, 2019 – Jul 28, 2019:

This week starts on Monday with a Moon — still full — in Pisces, which trines Venus, Mercury and the Sun before the day is through. The Moon in Pisces is loving, compassionate, creative and highly impressionable. It can increase psychic awareness and make you more susceptible to outside influences. It’s mystical and ethereal, but can also be incredibly naive.It’s not good at filtering out negative or harmful information, and can therefore be easily deceived.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jul 15, 2019 – Jul 21, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jul 15, 2019 – Jul 21, 2019:

We’ve got a lot going on this week, with a planet (Mercury) changing signs, an asteroid (Ceres) changing direction, a Full Moon and a partial lunar eclipse. 

There is a Gibbous (waxing) Moon in Capricorn as we start the week on Monday. Although the Moon is said to be debilitated in Capricorn (the sign of its detriment), there are many favorable attributes associated with this Moon. There is a wisdom and maturity associated with this Moon, as well as an ability to organize, prioritize and simplify.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jul 8, 2019 – Jul 14, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jul 8, 2019 – Jul 14, 2019:

We start this week with Mercury going retrograde (and conjuncting Mars) in Cancer on Monday. With respect to Mercury turning retrograde, we all know that Mercury-ruled things can go a little haywire during this time. Communications tend to run amok, plans get turned on their head, communications devices (computers, electronics, cell-phones, etc) and written communications (emails, texts, letters, etc.) get lost or misconstrued. It’s not a good time to sign contracts or legal documents and not a good time to purchase Mercury-ruled items (automobiles, televisions, computers and so on).

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jul 1, 2019 – Jul 7, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jul 1, 2019 – Jul 7, 2019:

We start this week on Monday, with a semi-sextile between Uranus and Chiron. This transit has been moving in and out of orb for several months. It emphasizes the focus on social activism and humanitarian impulses. It bridges the gap between recognizing social injustices (Uranus) and taking steps to heal them (Chiron).

Also on Monday, we have both Mars and Venus getting ready to leave their respective signs and move into the next. Mars is not a happy camper at this time: it’s void of course, at an anaretic (29th) degree and debilitated by sign (Cancer, the sign of its Fall). At its worst, Mars in Cancer can be irritable, moody, defensive and passive aggressive. But at its best, it is a champion for the underdog; it can act as a guardian angel, taking up the fight for those who are weak or vulnerable.

July 2019 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Eight of Wands

Aries: Eight of Wands

This month — with your ruler leaving Cancer and moving into Leo, you might be feeling that it’s time to step out from under your safety net and start thinking about putting your plans into action.

The Eight of Wands is traditionally associated with movement and momentum, and there is some of that going on here. But the central themes in this version — from the Mary-El Tarot — are more about protection and trust, as seen in the tiny figure nestled in the Lion’s arms.

The lion appears as a guardian angel, with a fiery mane and golden-orange wings. Notice the serpent — in the form of a lemniscate or infinity symbol — that encircles the sleeping child.

Also notice the one lion’s paw and one angel’s hand that cradle her sleeping form. A blanket of stars keeps her safe and warm. The symbols of protection and safety are repeated here, as are the themes of divergent forces residing harmoniously in the same space.

In many decks, the Eight of Wands signifies energy, motion and action. And we can surmise that the figure in this card will awaken from her sleep more rested and prepared to move ahead. But her rest is an integral part of her preparation and is just as meaningful.

You may be biding your time this month or preserving your energy in preparation for something ahead. Or you could be trying to find your center in the midst of whatever turbulence surrounds you.

 

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jun 24, 2019 – Jun 30, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jun 24, 2019 – Jun 30, 2019:

We start the week on Monday, with Venus squaring Neptune and inconjuncting Saturn. The Venus / Neptune square can translate as unrealistic expectations and wishful thinking — especially regarding romantic interests. You may have to check yourself if you find yourself spending too much time daydreaming or wondering “what if?” This transit is prone to flights of fantasy and can be downright delusional. It’s not the time to put your stock in people who haven’t proven themselves or who have engaged in dubious practices in the past.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jun 17, 2019 – Jun 23, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jun 17, 2019 – Jun 23, 2019:

We start this week with Neptune trining the North Node (and sextiling the South Node) on Monday. This transit can bring people in that you’re working through past-life karma with (South Node) or creating new karma with (North Node). Of course these are often one and the same.

Pay attention to new people coming in during this time, as well as interactions that trigger you emotionally. These are harmonious aspects (trine and sextile) that should make for pleasant interactions with others, as well as opportunities to work together.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jun 10, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jun 10, 2019 – Jun 16. 2019:

We start this week on Monday, with a Sun / Jupiter opposition across the Gemini / Sagittarius axis.This aspect can indicate conflicts with others due to overblown egos. You may be dealing with someone who comes across as overbearing oe self-important during this time. You won’t make much headway if you try to challenge them; in fact this aspect can degenerate into a battle of wills.

With the Sun in Gemini and Jupiter in Sagittarius, politics and religious or ideological debates are likely to get heated and are unlikely to result in any meeting of the minds. Remember that ego is involved here and no one is going to want to concede defeat.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jun 3, 2019 – Jun 9, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jun 3, 2019 – Jun 9, 2019:

This week starts with a New Moon on Monday, at 12º Gemini 33. There are lots of positive aspects associated with the Gemini Moon: insatiable curiosity for one thing, and playfulness for another. Wit, charm and charisma for a few more. It’s also good for socializing and interacting with others. 

The New Moon phase is very much alive. Everything seems fresh and new and each experience brings with it something you hadn’t paid attention to before. It’s a time for laughter and gaiety, spontaneity and companionship.

This is especially fitting of the Gemini Moon, which is known for being restless and changeable, and now more than ever with the Moon and Mercury in mutual reception.