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Horoscope for the Week: August 27, 2021

Horoscope for the Week:  August 27, 2021


Tip of the Week:

The Sun, now in Virgo as of August 22, brings its solar energy to Mercury and Mars already in Virgo. The sign of critical thinking and analysis, Virgo often manifests as a strict adherence to empirical facts. In its lower or most basic expression, Virgo simply organizes the facts into logical compartments. In its higher expression, Virgo is associated with holism which can basically be understood as all the parts functioning with all the other parts, whereby the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Holism in its most material expression can be recognized as a machine that requires every part in it, in order to function as it is intended.

Venus in Libra in its most basic expression, meanwhile, activates the appreciation of beauty and harmony. On a more social and political level, it is synchronizing with the aspiration towards fairness and justice. Of course, these are ever subject to perception and interpretation, which are also subject to spin. In like manner, the higher principles of holism present the aspiration to realize the higher ideal socially and politically. As it is, compartmentalization of perception is an ever-present factor.

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Although summer only officially ends at the equinox in later September, Virgo time tends to redirect our focus to more practical matters and away from the fun-in-the-sun aspirations of Leo. Positively, your focus has shifted to fix, repair, improve and refine. This may apply to your home, your health, your primary relationships or your lifestyle, in general.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

You have entered a creative cycle. The early signs of this began when Venus entered Virgo weeks ago and then followed by Mars and Mercury. Now, the Sun brings its vitalizing influence to this focus. The main issue is that you may have to give more than you would like. The solution may be to hire out or at least seek inspiration able to activate your resolve.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

Digging deep close to home has been an active theme for some weeks now. This has and continues to include a purging and purification process. Depending on your situation, the focus may be external, but it may also be directed internally as with a cleansing process. The focus may also be directed to your perceptions, interpretations, attitudes, habits and emotional attachments.

Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 22)

Desires to create a more beautiful, healthy and satisfying home environment is a motivating factor currently. Your focus is strong and your energy levels are high in this regard. Returns from prior efforts have been coming in steadily all year. These will be revealing just how diligent you have been. Either way, invest your energies as creatively and constructively as you can.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 23)

Establishing a more realistic foundation in your overall lifestyle is underway. How you interpret realism depends on you, your life circumstances and your dreams and goals. Either way, your sights are set on the future and you are feeling both inspired and pressured to make changes, especially in your public and professional life.

Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 22)

The Sun in your sign is a strong indication that you are in the mood to take new leads and initiatives. These probably began back in July and have been active ever since. A discernment process revealing who you are and are not, based on what you want and do not, and are willing to do, or not, are all featured in this sifting and sorting process.

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You have entered a contemplative cycle. Stepping back to think carefully regarding your priorities is likely. Yet, you also feel inspired to express yourself in new ways. Thus, your imagination is probably fully activated. Creative inventiveness is part of this plot. However, you may be contending with health issues or feel distracted by worry due to personal and social instability.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Gaining a more accurate understanding of where you are at now in your life in light of both larger cycles of personal and social/collective changes is a central theme now. Either way, you feel determined to take action. One of the main obstacles is your own imagination. At worst, you may feel overwhelmed. This is the time to ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Changes in your public and professional status and outlook are underway. You may be undergoing a process of critical analysis and review. Making improvements is featured and may include some form of reconstruction. Either way, your social network is likely to be extra active of late. Expect this social dynamic to continue, increase and deepen in complexity.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You are in a rather philosophical mood. You want to better understand the human condition and the complexities of the current and ongoing social and global crisis. Assuming a more balanced and diplomatic posture is contributing to pushing you to break free of assumptive conclusions. In the deepest reaches, you will review why you believe what you do.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)

A cycle of change and transformation continues and deepens now. Your deepest needs associated with a sense of stability and security are featured. These may refer to your home and living situation. Yet, the emphasis may be directed to realizing a sense of security beyond the material. For best results, identify what constitutes a realistic, creative dynamic.

Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)                

For a peace-loving dreamer, you sure can be a warrior at times. This is one of those times and will continue for some weeks yet. Success now depends on your ability to think critically and creatively. As well, your ability to accept and embrace change and transformation and, moreover, to take an active lead to realize it without injury to yourself and others is the mastery you are meant to realize now.


Michael O’Connor

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