Today, Sunday, August 16, is a special day for fire energies. Sun enters its own fiery sign of Leo, almost simultaneously with Mars entering its own fiery sign of Aries. This all happens around 6 PM Pacific time.
In addition, Ketu, the south node of the moon, which is like an "ultra Mars", is in the fiery sign of Sagittarius for about another month. And this is all happening on a Sunday, a fire day as well.
What does this mean? On a worldly level, fires may erupt, as well as aggression and conflict.
On a personal level, there can be more inflammation, accidents, burns, and injuries, especially with sharp objects. Irritability, anger, impatience, and defensiveness may also be on the rise.
It can be a hard time for relationships of any kind. It can be a good time to take some initiative in specific areas as indicated in your chart.
So what can we do to work positively with the abundant fire energies? With awareness, we can harness the energy of fire to exercise. Walking in nature can be grounding and soothing.
Practices that move subtle energies such as yoga and Chigung are especially indicated. Instead of overstimulating, these gentle forms of movement work with the energies of the body, help remove blockages, and create balance.
On a more subtle level, we can take natural medicines that cool us down and improve our immune system.
But there is also blessing during this intense time. With so much fire energy available, we can focus on specific purification practices that work with fire to clear obstacles and karma.
These practices can be especially effective at this time due to the blessed presence of Jupiter in Sagittarius, bringing the balancing and harmonizing element of space by its aspect of all of the fire signs.
If you would like to learn more about working with fire energies, you can join me for a webinar on Sunday, August 22, at noon Pacific time.
Please email me if you would like to join the webinar.
Vedic Astrologer, Homeopath, mother, grandmother, and Director of the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy.