Week 33, 2017

Astrological Week 33, 2017


August 13 - August 19, 2017


The week starts off with Mercury going retrograde in Virgo.  Mercury is the ruler of Virgo, so this is going to be a very strong pull on our crown chakra.  We may be very critical of ourselves, or we may be projecting our self-criticism onto others.  So, if you feel like judging others, just take a minute and look at yourself first and try to imagine how you have been in that situation that you are observing (mercury).

As we all know, we are in the solar month of Leo, but mercury is a sign ahead in Virgo scouting what’s to come next month.  So the effort we put in now will have a direct on the month to come, which is an important one because it is the last month before the autumn equinox which will end another 6 month cycle.

This Mercury retrograde puts a huge emphasis on messages and communication on all things physical.  It could be that we write down the wrong thing, or we mis-read, or lose messages on a napkin.  So, be extra careful to keep a physical record of these messages.  It’s a “GET IT AND KEEP IN WRITING” situation!  Keep your records, you’re going to need them!  We love having everything in the cloud, but we always need to have those important numbers in a little black book for unforeseen emergencies.

I also want to make sure that everyone who lives in earthquake prone cities like Los Angeles or various cities in Italy make sure their earthquake packs are current.  I am not saying freak out, I am just saying, make sure you are prepared.  Of course, there are inner earthquakes that may really shake up our world.

This Mercury retrograde also has a gigantic emphasis on money.  Basically, it’s about what money means to us and what we do with it.  We are reviewing what we have used our money for, and we may decide what we will use our money for.  Now, money is energy, so the way we treat it depends on how much will return to us.  The emphasis is on transforming the need to WORK FOR MONEY into USING MONEY TO WORK.  Meaning, investing into ourselves, our passions and our projects.  Not just working to get money.  OK, we have all transit to think about this.

Mercury will retrograde all the way back to Leo, where we will time travel a bit back to July 24th and review how things have been going since around that time.  If you made any choices or have embarked on intentions, look and see how they progressing.  Could be an investment for example.

I am going to suggest using the virgo essential oil astrology blend throughout the retrograde motion, which is from August 12 to September 5, 2017.


Get ready for the emotions to come up!  Whoa, this is a day where it’s all being exposed.  There could be some explosive reactions, but if we work with this transit, then there can be the complete elimination of negative emotions.  There is another emphasis on money, and resentments about holding onto it, or giving it in the wrong places.  Be very, very, careful to not ride on a high horse or feel “better than”.


OMG, it’s a “Monday part 2”!  All about money, and seeing where we have gone wrong with our judgmental behavior.  This is great because a light is being shined upon what it is we need to fix.  We are learning that everything wants to upgrade, everything wants to grow and this means that the old must go (yeah, I just rhymed that).


This is a day in which we need to decide what we want to let go of in order to grow.  It’s gotta be something, and we don’t want to leave this up to fate.  It could be stuff you’re hoarding in your closet, or a bad habit you have been trying to kick.  Now is the time.  Let it go, it’s time to grow (yeah, I know, I just used the same rhyme).

Thursday 😲

I just love how the universe organizes everything!  There is an amazing pattern in the heavens coming into focus on Thursday.  This will be very strong over the next 3 days, “Got that Angelfish? Three days” - Ursula.

It’s time to pry open our hearts, put away the past and bring something new into our lives.  There is a SURGE of creative energy, so it’s a great time to plan for projects and the future.  But, it will need laws, rules and regulations in order to really convert our intentions into something tangible and effective.  Teamwork, celebration and overcoming past hurts is what this is all about.  Time to get creative and get to it, otherwise situations that may force us to be creative with the wrong things (e.g., more of the same).


Friday is the 2nd day of the process that started on Thursday, but now there is the energy of receiving.  We find it difficult to receive from the process.  As we change inside, things change on the outside, and this can bring up some resistance, naturally.  The creative energy wants to manifest, so if we can try to work with it, it won’t leave us with a big mess.  Remembering how to use our resources and work with what we have at hand will give us the insight and impulse to optimize this transit.   The best step forward will be inevitable.


As always, Saturday is the cumulative energy of the week we just had.  Which means that it will all come back to us.  The inner burdens are being relinquished, but only so we can take on more later.  We are making room on our plate so that we can move forward in other areas.  Part of this includes negativity that we have been schlepping around, making us heavy on our path.  It’s time to let go of the past and finally move on, we all will have much to do with all that dynamic energy swirling around.

So, this week:

  • Get it in writing!
  • Keep track of the important documents.
  • Stay off the high horse.
  • Remember that everything wants to upgrade.
  • Get rid of something old.
  • Bring something new into your life.
  • Change within to change without.
  • Release the inner burdens.
  • Watch my retreat videos.
  • Watch my FREE Leo video.
  • Smell the Leo Essential Oil Blend.
  • Listen to my Leo playlist!

In my weekly write-ups, I refrain from using “astrological jargon” because it really doesn't make sense to people who know nothing about archetypal astrology.  But I do indicate my science in the footer.  General transit forecasts tell us what is going on in the world and how people are acting in general.  Detailed and specific forecasts are of course read in relation to your birth chart.  Meanwhile, if you want a more detailed explanation of where these energies are manifesting specifically for you, book a dash astrology session with me.

Astrological Evidence:
Sunday: Mercury 11* Virgo goes Retrograde.
Monday: Moon 15* Taurus, trine Pluto 17* Capricorn, Moon square Mars 16* Leo.
Tuesday: Venus 17* Cancer opposite Pluto 17* Capricorn.
Wednesday: Rx Mercury 11* Virgo opposite Rx Neptune 13* Pisces.
Thursday: Jupiter 19* Libra square Pluto 17* Capricorn & square Venus 19* Cancer, who are in opposition.
Friday: Venus 20* Cancer square Jupiter 19* Libra, Venus 20* Cancer septile Rx Mercury 10* Virgo.
Saturday: Saturn 21* Sagittarius trine Mars 19* Leo, Saturn 21* Sagittarius conjunct The Black Moon 20* Sagittarius, Saturn 21* Sagittarius sextile Jupiter 19* Libra.