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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 17, 2020 – Aug 23, 2020

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Aug 17, 2020 – Aug 23, 2020:

We start this week with Mercury trining Mars and conjuncting the Sun on Monday. The trine to Mars is is great for asserting yourself with others clearing away any confusion or uncertainty. It’s good for making plans — especially anything tied to higher-mind goals and aspirations. Are you thinking about taking a course or going back to school? This aspect is perfect for offering your intentions up to the Universe and allowing them to take flight.

The conjunction with the Sun is a superior conjunction (as Mercury is currently in direct motion). It’s generally a very positive aspect, especially for things like interacting and communicating with others, sharing ideas, and gathering information, But because it’s so close to the Sun that it’s hidden from view (a condition known as “combust”) you want to be aware that not everything that pops into your head during this time is worth acting on.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Aug 10, 2020 – Aug 16, 2020

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Aug 3, 2020 – Aug 9, 2020:

This week starts with a bang, with two powerful planets — Mars and Uranus — involved in tense aspects with other planets. We have Mars conjuncting the Dark Moon Lilith at 22° Aries 04 on Monday. The Black Moon (or lunar apogee) is associated with the raw, assertive and unyielding feminine strength and power. It is a mysterious and seductive energy that exposes us to our own shadow material, as uncomfortable as that might be.

The conjunction of the Mars to this point conjures up images of women taking back their power and men honoring their inner woman (or anima figures). It’s a powerful conjunction that can cut away that which is no longer conducive to our own evolutionary potential, and replace it with what is.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Aug 3, 2020 – Aug 9, 2020

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Aug 3, 2020 – Aug 9, 2020:

We’ve got a lot going on this week astrologically, with a Full Moon in Aquarius, two planets (Venus and Mercury) changing signs, and by week’s end a complete absence of Air signs and an abundance (seven planets in all) of Cardinal signs. 

Starting on Monday, we have Mercury in Cancer opposing Saturn in Capricorn. This can be a bit of a downer or a rain-on-your-parade aspect, with the planet ruling thoughts and ideas (Mercury) in conflict with the planet ruling restrictions and limitations. It can manifest as an existential crisis, but only if you let it. Since oppositions are always about “forced integration,” you want to think about ways to satisfy both of these energies.

August 2020 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Aries: Page of Wands

You should be in your element this month, now that Mars (your ruling planet) is back in your sign. With Mars in Aries, you’re going to be feeling more dynamic, energetic and alive.

This card is about racing toward your goals with the sort of fierce determination that propels you toward the finish line. There’s no conserving energy or plodding along methodically when it comes to the Page of Wands. It’s all go go go and get it done now!

The Page of Wands — this version from the Mythic Tarot — combines the fearlessness and impulsivity of the Page with the drive and passion associated with the Wands (or Fire) element.

You may be rushing toward a deadline, scrambling to outsmart your competitors or planning an adventure — but even in that case there’s little planning involved. It’s more about chasing after your goals and striking while the iron is hot.

This card represents the urge to get the ball rolling, make things happen, and fearlessly go after your goals without worrying about consequences or pitfalls. It could indicate someone in your life — generally an eager, enthusiastic, free-spirited young warrior who’s full of life and has boundless energy — or it can represent a part of you that’s ready to come to life.

Either way, the Page of Wands — much like Mars in Aries — encourages you to muster up the courage and confidence to go after what you truly want and to not let anyone stand in your way.

 

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jul 27, 2020 – Aug 2, 2020

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jul 27, 2020 – Aug 2, 2020:

This week starts with a Mercury / Mars square on Monday, just as Venus squares and Jupiter sextiles Neptune. The Mercury / Mars aspect — especially with Mars in Aries — can bring anger, impatience, aggression and recklessness to the surface, which can lead to confrontations.  And because Mercury is in hypersensitive Cancer, there’s a potential for misunderstandings and hurt feelings as well. 

This transit suggests that communications can be tempestuous, so consider taking a breath and count to 10 before you speak — especially if what you say can come across to others as angry or abrasive. It can manifest as harsh words, confrontations, temper tantrums and impatience. And it can also be careless and / or reckless which translates to “accident prone.” Watch your step during this transit, in more ways than one.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jul 20, 2020 – Jul 26, 2020

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jul 20, 2020 – Jul 26, 2020:

We have a New Moon  / Saturn opposition (meaning that both the Sun and Moon are opposing Saturn) as we start the week on Monday.  The New Moon each month brings opportunities to start anew, and this month with it falling in Cancer — the sign associated with home, family, security needs and roots — the emphasis is on relationships with those who are nearest and dearest to our hearts.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jul 13, 2020 – Jul 19, 2020

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jul 13, 2020 – Jul 19, 2020:

This week starts on Monday with a last-quarter Moon in Aries, which is also the focal point of a t-square involving the Sun, Jupiter and Pluto. As the the last-quarter Moon is tied to outer-world (rather than personal) experiences, it can signal a need to focus on your public persona. With this configuration, you’d do well to think about how your actions are aligning with your career goals and your reputation. You may also find yourself at a professional crossroads and needing to make some changes in this area.

The Moon in Aries is known for being dynamic and assertive, but pit it against three other powerful planets and it can become downright forceful. There’s no question that this configuration can be persuasive (think People’s Temple leader Jim Jones, who also had an Aries Moon / square Jupiter and Pluto). But it can also be aggressive, controlling and confrontational. Fortunately lunar transits are fleeting, so at the least the emotional component (the Moon’s portion) of this aspect will be short-lived.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jul 6, 2020 – Jul 12, 2020

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jul 6, 2020 – Jul 12, 2020:

We start this week on Monday with the Moon in late Capricorn, besieged by Pluto and Saturn. Jupiter is in there too — in a partile conjunction with Pluto, a signature that emphasizes power and authority and reinforces the week’s strong Cardinal-planet theme.

The Moon is in detriment in Capricorn, which means that it’s not traditionally comfortable in this sign. Add to that its placement between Pluto / Jupiter and Saturn, and power struggles are likely to erupt.

You may find yourself dealing with people who are self-righteous, judgmental or even fanatical about their belief systems. You may also have to look at areas that you yourself have been rigid and unwilling to listen to another’s point of view. This is not the time to get into heated political or philosophical debates, as you will find that the line is drawn firmly in the sand on both sides.

July 2020 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Aries: Four of Wands

This month — with your ruling planet (Mars) back in your sign, you should feel like you’re getting your second wind and making strides toward accomplishing what you’ve set out to do.

The Four of Wands — this version from the Sun and Moon Tarot — delivers a boost of confidence and a renewed sense of validation, It encourages you to push past  limitations and reach for the stars.

This card is all about reflecting on accomplishments and looking forward to where those accomplishments may lead. It speaks of rejoicing and celebrating — whether this means planning for a party or special event, or getting yourself out of the doldrums and washing away the blues.

The Four of Wands takes the “dream big” energy that came with the Three of Wands and turns it into something tangible, solid and lasting. It represents a joyous celebration: a marriage, a promotion, the birth of a child.

It tells you that “this is only the beginning” of something you’ve already established and that it’s going to just keep getting better and better. It’s not the time to isolate or withdraw from social opportunities. Look around you and take note of all you’ve accomplished thus far. Chances are good there’s a lot to be grateful for and a cause for celebration right there in front of you.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jun 29, 2020 – Jul 5, 2020

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 29, 2020 – Jul 5, 2020:

There are seven planets in Cardinal signs this week and five planets in retrograde motion. We’ll also see the Earth at its furthest (aphelion) distance from the Sun, as well as a Full Moon in Capricorn and the third eclipse in a row, 

Jupiter conjuncts Pluto on Tuesday. This transit is driven to succeed. It’s capable of making huge changes and overhauling existing norms in the name of progress. On the downside though it can be brutal. It can be power hungry and fanatical. It can be forceful. It can be capable of ruthless disregard for those who are perceived as weak. But the positive aspects of this transit far outweigh the negative ones. These include things like passion, drive, ardor, influence and ambition. These are the ones we want to bring to life.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jun 22, 2020 – Jun 28, 2020

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 22, 2020 – Jun 28, 2020:

This week starts with five planets retrograde, and for brief period (between Tuesday and Thursday) there will be six. Starting on Monday, there’s a Moon (still New) in Cancer which squares Chiron, sextiles Uranus, conjuncts Mercury and trines Neptune before the day is through. 

The Moon is at home in Cancer, the sign it rules. It’s also overwhelmingly sensitive to nuance and conjecture. While lunar aspects are generally fleeting, Monday’s are mostly positive while Tuesday’s (oppositions to Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn) may be tense.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jun 15, 2020 – Jun 21, 2020

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 15, 2020 – Jun 21, 2020:

This week starts on Monday with a last quarter (Balsamic) Moon in Aries, which squares Mercury and then spends the rest of the day relatively unaspected. The Moon in Aries is generally The Moon in Aries is lively, free-spirited and adventurous. It’s wide-open to to the world of possibilities, facing whatever comes its way without fear or trepidation.

But it can also be combative and with the square to Mercury in Cancer, we may see people taking things too personally, getting their feelings hurt, and becoming more irritable and defensive. Fortunately Moon transits are relatively short lived, so don’t let your feathers get ruffled during this time.