|Christine’s Planetary Currents
Leo and Virgo Time: July 23 to September 22
|In mid July Venus took her love light and left
Leo, plunging you into practical concerns. July 30 and August 1 will
take a lot of cool to avoid an explosion but you can look forward
to a surprise return of the love planet on August 9. Creativity will
expand in unusual ways with Venus ‘retro’ chez Leo until
September 9. You can expect to revisit some old territory, reconnect
with people and places you love, particularly in the five days following
your Leo New Moon on August 13. Magic can happen then. The great thing
is that when Venus goes ‘direct’ on September 9 she will
sweep reservations aside and plunge you into the grand adventure that
has been quietly taking shape. Also Saturn will be leaving Leo after
two years there and a weight will start to lift. You are fabulously
effective from September 9 to 27; money flows, both in and out. Important
agreements are reached mid month, your charm is golden.
|Mars is accelerating your travel and learning
bug in July and until August 9, when the energy shifts to vocation.
You seemed to be on a Venus roll when she entered Virgo mid July but
she backs out again in early August and instead adds her touch to
the many planets lighting your inner fire this month. Something that
looked good in late July might take until mid October to get rolling
- don’t give up. Your mental clarity is excellent after August
20 but could be washed away on 25-26, and by a Pisces flash flood
of emotions at Full Moon on August 28-29. Once Saturn enters Virgo
on September 3, simplify your life and faith returns. Your Virgo New
Moon on September 11 is a solar eclipse with a Mars ‘T square’.
This means a mix of magical moments and mad over-organising. September
4 and 10-11 are no days to sky dive - or to criticise out loud. September
13 to 27 is potent with opportunity, a time to find just the right
balance of work and play.
|Late July has its pressures with seemingly no
let up. Try being inventive from July 28 to August 1, to avoid taking
on someone else’s stress. Your best “can do” days
are August 3, 6,10 and 15-18. In fact mid August’s New Moon
begins a productive busy sociable time. Yet your guiding light, Venus
is ‘retro’ and late August a bit manic, so hold off on
a big commitment, trim your schedule, claim some solitude and all
will be well. Mercury enters Libra on September 5, Venus goes ‘direct’
on 9th and your networks buzz. Everything is easier from September
13 to 27 with things falling into place September 13 and 18-19. Just
don’t fall into a trap on 22nd. There is a link between July
1, August 26 and September 22, so learn from the first two and refuse
to be deceived or misled. Have the grace to simply be you, rather
than turning yourself inside out to please others.
|Partners are often the inspiration
for your highs and lows and in late July it’s their stubborn
attitudes that irk you. Particularly July 25 and at Full Moon on July
30. Don’t waste your energy fighting it – July 29 and
August 3 offer better understanding. When ruler Mars enters your hard
work zone on August 8, you will have plenty to do, maybe not the appreciation
you would like. Go with the flow and be aware that a work commitment
or role offered you in mid August has good potential but might change
its shape between now and mid October. Your enterprising zeal will
rise after August 13’s New Moon yet frustrations in late August
mean an exciting project will more easily evolve after September 9.
September also begins an opportune two year Saturn cycle, winning
you support, priming you for success. Despite September’s many
smiles, September 20-22 is a minefield.
|Independent action is your creed and often your
strength, yet that doesn’t stop you offering copious advice
to others. Beware this tendency in late July and the first half of
August, it could lose you friends and make enemies. Your fiery insights
are often inspired and on August 7 you begin the best and final phase
of your opportune Jupiter year, so don’t waste all this potential
on judging others. Instead, let your individual excellence spread
its wings! With lots of supportive Leo planets, New Moon on August
13 brings a surge of yearning for travel and late August energises
plans with a partner. Be wary of pushing then or a Full Moon meltdown
could spoil things. Trust the flow, then September 9 to 13 makes it
all worthwhile. Mars adds dash, you find direction and achieve a lot.
If plans change or others challenge your patience September 20-22,
smile sweetly and let this too pass you by unruffled.
|Serious soul Capricorn can embrace some fun in
late July by letting someone convince you to try something different.
You won’t regret it. Full Moon on July 30 begins the buildup
to a potent embrace between Saturn and Pluto on August 6. As long
as you avoid being too heavy or a spoilsport on August 1, this is
a glorious week. When Venus joins Saturn mid August a financial or
investment plan looks good but it needs more time to cook, probably
until October. That big Pisces Full Moon on August 28 has chaos potential
for plans and relationships -don’t overreact. The world is a
little weird and that’s OK. Your guru planet, Saturn starts
a powerful earthy cycle on September 3, offering you 2 years of more
credibility, more responsibilities, more movement. New Moon on September
11 stirs adventurous urges so consider a short get-away, 13-19th.
|In the grinding buildup to July 30’s Full
Moon in Aquarius, you square dance with Mars, while Saturn opposes
your every move. Take no relationships for granted. Layers of complexity
reveal themselves as Saturn reaches out to ‘dwarf’ Pluto
in a fiery, passionate embrace. Personal mastery is on your mind in
August and a deep hope begins to surface as a plan. August 28’s
Full Moon evokes unusual help and potential contacts/ contracts. Three
days later Saturn leaves your partner sign after a two year saga.
Now it’s time to live the theories and let your mind have a
rest. Get down and dirty as Sun and Saturn in Virgo ignite your secrets.
September is for the work of change – intense irrevocable change.
By September 11’s New Moon it’s Venus reaching out to
you from your marriage house, not Saturn. Let sweetness rule September
12 to 27 and your heart heals.
|Life has been full of surprises not always pleasant.
By July 30’s Full Moon a recent mini crisis has run its course.
This does not let you off the Venus hook however, as she slides backwards
through your partnership house. Not until August 10, will you feel
even vaguely clear about a recent dilemma and that’s OK. With
Venus ‘retro’ it will actually not be until mid October
that you get your best chance for a great twosome. Pisces Full Moon
on August 28 is a phenomena in itself and carries the energy of a
Jupiter ‘T square’, which can mean overkill. The right
balance of fun and work could make the most of Jupiter’s energetic
cycle, boosting your career and life roles. Your Full Moon alerts
you to the changes that must be made and September is the month to
make them as Saturn is now on your team. From September 12 to 26 relationships
take centre stage and a window of opportunity opens.
|As July 30’s Full Moon builds so does your
energy but beware an unwise purchase or promise on July 25. July 29-30
is a chance to speak from the heart and August is for love and creativity,
with Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn all in your house of love. August
13’s New Moon brings up the quota to five planets pumping for
you having a joy recharge. This month your fiery spirit burns bright,
but make sure you don’t turn into a lava mouth on August 24-26.
Gather your ideas quietly instead. The same weather warning applies
to September 3-4 and 20-21, as these are other times when mouthy Mars
is under pressure. Being all knowing, sets up trouble. Big plans,
projects and tightly orchestrated movements coalesce in September,
with an especially interesting period from September 9 to 19 when
working in tandem makes magic. Check in next time to hear about your
Aries Full Moon in late September and its ability to illuminate your
|Lady Venus is a mystery. She rules two signs –
the Sacred Bull and the Scales of Justice and from July 28 she begins
her ‘retro’ phase. This is a once in two years op for
you to learn more about your Venusian nature, consider questions of
desire and look beneath the covers, so to speak. From August 9 through
September, it is at home, that Venus urges you to start this exploration
as she and a host of planets make being at home all the go. Sadly,
unless you work from home, Mars in your money sign will prise you
out of the nest, just make sure you enjoy all your returns to it.
Occasional solitude is good too and it will help you understand the
odd behaviour of loved ones around August 28’s Full Moon and
eclipse. September 10-11 is a New Moon wake up call and your love
life charges up over the next nine days. But keep your wallet out
of sight September 18 and 20-22. Just relax.
|Your wit and the speed at which you can change
your position on things, is sometimes held against you but it’s
really just your ‘mutable’ nature. On August 7 Mars enters
Gemini and Jupiter goes ‘direct’ in your fiery partner
sign - now your strengths will be most apparent. Air fans Fire into
life and that happens for you in August when Mars and Mercury dance.
Great ideas, quick thinking and good leadership are all likely, with
best results August 16 to18. There are days to be restrained: August
8, 13-15 and 25-26, because Mars can stir your contentious side, with
bad results. The same warning applies: September 3-4, 18 and 20-21.
Your best chance to be brilliant and acknowledged comes after September
5 when Mercury ups your creativity and goes into its power phase September
13 to 19. The support and networks are there for you now.
|Sun leaves Cancer on July 23 but communicator
Mercury is still there and connects to a brilliant plan or inspiring
person on July 29, which flows into a frenetic Full Moon on July 30.
Some great and practical help comes your way on August 3 and you could
start to cash in on your recent efforts and financial strategies around
August 6. New Moon in your money house on August 13 begins a hard
work time. A commitment you considered in early July is up for a second
look now but it will be mid October before you have the whole picture.
Your biggest obstacle in August is increased emotional sensitivity,
with Mars dredging up deep issues. This is most obvious August 24
to Full Moon on 28th when it is important to take the pressure off.
Claim more reverie time in early September and a break/retreat around
September 11’s solar eclipse, then change simply flows.
Christine Broadbent is a professional astrologer passionate about her
work. She offers personal consultations in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland,
as well as printed chart reports. Christine is currently in Melbourne
for a week, will be back in Sydney through August and Auckland in September
to November .
To contact Christine:
Ph: Sydney - +61 402 664 101 Auckland +649 443 2116