Horoscope and Astrological Overview: August 2 - 8, 2021
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Written and Narrated by Pam Younghans.
Astrological Overview: August 2 - 8, 2021
Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.
Aspects of Note this Week:
All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.)
MON: Mercury trine Chiron, Venus trine Uranus TUE: Mercury square Uranus WED: Sun trine Chiron THU: No major aspects FRI: Sun square Uranus SAT: Mercury quincunx Neptune SUN: New Moon 6:50 a.m. PDT
THE METAPHYSICAL SYSTEMS of Western astrology, esoteric astrology, and numerology combine to make this an especially powerful week.
Since late June, the fixed star Sirius has been rising with the Sun, its bright light hidden within the Sun's rays. Esoteric astrology tells us when the Sun and Sirius align, it amplifies and focuses the energies of the Second Ray that emanates from Sirius. The Second Ray works with the heart chakra and thymus gland (high heart chakra) and carries with it the qualities of Love and Wisdom.
Next week, Sirius will finally emerge from behind the Sun and start to be visible above the eastern horizon just before sunrise. This is called the heliacal rising of Sirius. Each year, the reemergence of Sirius is appropriately linked to the Sun's transit through the sign of Leo the Lion, the zodiac sign that rules our physical heart.
ALTHOUGH Sirius and the Sun have been rising together for several weeks, and the actual heliacal rising of Sirius this year is on or about August 11 (depending on your location on the planet), people around the globe have for many years celebrated the Lion's Gate on August 8. This date combines the esoteric significance of Sirius Rising with the numerological significance of it being the eighth day of the eighth month (8/8).
According to sources, the Lion's Gate is a galactic portal through which high-level cosmic energies can more directly reach Earth. These higher frequencies are said to offer illumination and insight, and to activate new levels of transformation for the collective, as well as for each of us individually...
Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years.