On August 19, a day before the Full Moon in Aquarius, Mercury and the asteroid Vesta formed an exact conjunction in Leo at 20 degrees (and we're still feeling this as I write this post) and further along at another 6 degrees Ceres conjuncting the Sun (our identity) in Leo. During the Full Moon, we experienced a wide orb of two asteroids (Ceres and Vesta) and the Sun and Mercury opposing the detached Moon in the Water Bearer's sign (Aquarius). Now, this could have showed up in a number of ways all involving women (Ceres and Vesta), communications (Mercury) and identity/ego, but also the heart-center (Sun) contrasting with a detached brotherhood/sisterhood or humanitarian efforts coming more from a place of pragmatism rather than emotions/feelings/compassion. I'm certainly seeing more angry women than ever speaking if not shouting their truth. And while all this is happening, I read about Saint Hildegard of Bingen and I'm now reading about St. Joan of Arc. Vesta does represent virgins and who is more virginal than nuns and French maidens of the medieval era?
|Goddess Ceres, Wikipedia|
Meanwhile Venus transits in her own sign of diplomacy, grace and charm, Libra. However, towards the end of August, Venus battles with Uranus (who she opposes, enough of war already, peace brother) and squares Pluto, you had better treat us women better. We see this the week of the week beginning with August 26. Early we saw Venus inconjunct Neptune in Pisces and we were plied with images of Hollywood actresses and other glamorous women, but what's new Magoo? On the 15th of August, Venus formed an inconjunct with Chiron and we came up with alternative ways to define beauty that would bring us healing. Or maybe we just got caught up in the Hollywood images that Neptune brought us earlier. Everything looks better on celluloid, not be confused with cellulite which Hollywood stars never seem to have.
Connecting with the Higher Octave of Leo which represents heart-centeredness and generosity will bring a boost of light into our lives.