The New Moon is Tuesday, August 18, at 9:41 p.m. in 26° Leo. Creativity and personal self-expression are strong at a Leo new moon. Mars is in a trine to the New Moon meaning your energy and vitality will harmoniously activate your creativity whether it's artistic efforts, theater and drama, or any other sort of inventiveness.
Pluto and Saturn are inharmonious (square with Mars; inconjunct to Sun and Moon). These aspects are responsible for the discouraging feelings that we are experiencing. We feel our goals and creative work are being thwarted by heavy life responsibilities and the ever-present Corona virus situation. With Pluto in the equation there's a transformation in process, just time-delayed by Saturn. All I can say is don't give up your dreams. Don't quit. Keep going. Even a small step on your path is progress. Next year you will become aware of all you have accomplished during this challenging time.
Chanting "OM" can be very soothing and healing. This is a very relaxing recording of OM chanting:
What is Astrology?
My latest video was created for the Frequently Asked Questions page for the Temple of Kriya Yoga. It's about 10 minutes and is about what astrology is, what types of information it can provide, and a little bit about why astrology is important for students of Kriya Yoga.
Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.