Numerology/Astrology for 8/31/17
8/31/17 is the number 4. The world is on a teeter-totter right now. The swings from one position to another are greater than anyone would have ever believed. In times of chaos it is as if you keep living through earthquake after earthquake. In areas where that happens, they use a trapezoid shape for the buildings because it is more secure. That brings us to the number 4. In times of crisis, it is important to find that inner trapezoid and remain organized, solid, and enduring. You must learn to apply your mental clarity and discipline the ego into maintaining a constructive approach to uncertainty in the moment. All of us must now reach inside and choose to undertake difficult or unpleasant tasks. These are moments of self-sacrifice where you give where you can and help when your heart compels you to.
Retrograde Mercury retreats into the sign of Leo today and will remain in the sign until September 9th, after turning direct on September 5th. Expect to be especially distracted during the retrograde period. When Mercury is in Leo, life becomes more expressive, even theatrical, convincing, and persuasive, as there is confidence when you speak or write. During the retrograde in Leo, you can be learning (or relearning) what you love and what is your real gift and value to the world. You might be looking back to analyze past romantic relationships or creative projects, and preparing, rehearsing, and redoing scenarios before expressing them. The Moon continues its transit of Sagittarius until 4:19 AM EDT, after which it transits practical Capricorn. This is a more serious transit of the Moon, and a Venus-Saturn aspect active today furthers this theme. You are taking your relationships, interactions, exchanges, and pleasures more seriously with this influence, and perhaps taking this too far to the point that you might feel awkward or emotionally distant. You are not feeling especially natural, and your confidence in a global solution may decrease now. You could begin to see the less flattering side of people or relationships. Small obstacles or hurdles require patience. You are also moving towards a Mars-Chiron quincunx, exact early tomorrow, causing you to doubt the effectiveness of your efforts over the past many months. This allows you to see the passive-aggressive behavior, defensiveness, or frustration that others are feeling and how dysfunctional the emotional expression is at this time in the world. Sometimes things have to collapse even further for there to be a breakthrough in consciousness. Ask yourself the question, “How much pain is it going to take to make me surrender my position and look beyond my ego into a more unified position that serves all?”
Even when you know what is coming,
you still don’t want to lose that thread of hope.
Even when you can see the writing on the wall,
you still know that you don’t want it to be true
and you pray for those awakened souls
to unify and stand against the darkness.
I remember years ago when I was in my 20’s, I asked the guides and angels how long I was going to live. Their answer was interesting. They said that I was here to connect with certain souls and to give my love, compassion, and to gift to them with information that I have been holding for them to shift out of the darkness and into a more balanced place. So, I could leave either … when those souls had all been touched and gifted with what I came to give them, or …. if the world circumstances turned in such a way that those souls would not listen or receive those gifts, then I would be able to leave this planet. Their statement never made sense to me until now. So once again, I pray that we as a people do not take the path where we cannot hear or listen to the calls to awaken and to make choices and decisions that are life affirming.