Wednesday August 24, 2022
– Balsamic Moon Phase – release, transform, healing, forgiveness, prepare for the new
– Moon in Cancer – Void of Course 5:40 AM – 9:09 AM Moving to Leo
– Uranus Retrogrades at 9:54 AM EST 8/24
– Retrograde Planets – Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Jupiter, Uranus
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – Aug 24th – Cut Hair to Slow Growth, Quit Smoking, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Perform Demolition, Paint, Dig Post Holes, Harvest, Mow to Slow Growth, Pick Apples and Pears, Ask for Loan, Entertain Friends, Get Married, Host a Party, Wash Wooden Floors, Kill Plant Pests
– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – Aug 24th – 28th – Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fencerows. First three days are good harvest days.
– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): – Bhairavi – The Fierce One (Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart)
– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe – God of the South, God of Wisdom
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in Leo SUN: “an old-fashioned conservative woman is confronted by an up to date girl ” (& EARTH: a masked figure performs ritualistic acts in a mystery plays )
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: –“ a flock of wild geese ”
SUN – 02 VIRGO: a large white cross dominating the landscape stands alone on top of a high hill
EARTH – 02 PISCES: a squirrel hiding from hunters
Today Uranus begins its 5 month trek backwards (retrograde). It does this every year, around the time the Earth comes to the quadrant in its orbit where Uranus happens to be. In comparison with Earth, Uranus moves slow – about 3 degrees of arc per year – making its orbit around the sun every 84 years. So each year as the Earth reaches the point in its orbit where Uranus is, the planet appears to move backward visually. The graphic below shows the concept pretty well
Astrologically during this time, it means that the energy is “reworking” or resetting itself. Describing how that energy might feel can be best undestood through looking at the Sabian Symbol associated with the degree in the Zodiac where it occurs. 19 TAURUS: a new continent rising out of the ocean
An article on Yahoo Sports describes it: “When Uranus retrograde 2022 begins on August 24—at 9:54 a.m. ET, to be exact—it will launch a period of personal reflection and internal growth. And it might even inspire you to make some major life changes.”
The aspect is just a little more complicated than this horoscope-level description. Like considering that Uranus is Conjunct the nodes (past and future) or square Venus and Saturn (Money and Heavy burdonsome shit) or that it is happening in Taurus (ruled by Venus).
Then you must consider how it affects you. How strong is Uranus in your own birth chart. If you are 21, 42 or 63 years old, you are either Square or opposing Uranus in your birth chart indicating a stronger pull.
I pay attention to retrogrades mostly for what they have to offer. I liken it to surfing and think that knowing just a little bit more about the pull will help me position myself for the next wave. For me Uranus is Sextile Neptune and Venus, and playing with my Nodes, which in my chart is also in Taurus. That points to my future, so I will be paying attention.
Sharing Some Important Energy
If you get a chance please listen to the song Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas. It’s a song with special meaning to me personally. But the energy is also out there for Wise Owl Anna. As with all forms of reflection and prayer, we are sharing our energy. So play it loud and proud.
Carry on, you will always remember
Carry on, nothing equals the splendor
Now your life’s no longer empty
Surely heaven waits for you
Carry on, my wayward son
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry, don’t you cry no more