Hidden Insights: Astrology for the week of 26 August 2018

Hidden Insights forecasts a busy week, as an active sky gets the planet moving again.

The Full Moon in Pisces on Sunday, 26 August 2018 starts the week off with a wave of intuitive energy. Upon reaching its maximum light, the Moon will align with the fixed star Sadalmelek. The ancients wrote that when the Moon aligns with this star it promotes occult energy, as well as success in large companies. This is wonderful news for occult businesses as it is likely to increase sales. It will also be a good time to sell occult goods and services. For those of you who have no interest in starting this type of business, you may benefit from good deals if you are purchasing supplies.

After a long and exhausting few months, Mars finally stations direct this week, and energy, drive, and ambition return. As a result, feelings of exhaustion, lethargy, and laziness finally fade away. Of course, all of this intense energy could produce some dangerous side effects. It’s similar to a car that has been up on blocks spinning its wheels and not getting anywhere. Mars stationing direct is like that car hitting the ground and shooting off like a bolt of lightning. For many around the world, this will be too much energy to handle all at once. Don’t be surprised if people seem a bit more excitable or overly energetic right now. This could lead to some physical aggression, as pent up frustrations are due to be released.

The best way to handle this week is to embrace the mellow Pisces energy of the Moon, so that Mars’ energy can be utilized in productive way. It’s a great week to start new projects, initiate new alliances, or get out and about. If care is exercised, a very pleasant weekend will come as the Moon finishes the week off in the luxury of Taurus.

Astro Homework

What could be a better homework assignment than utilizing the occult energy of this Full Moon in conjunction with Mars stationing direct?

Most of the summer Hidden Insights has been cautioning against action, while emphasizing the need to plan. Your challenge this week is to put your plans and dreams into action. This can be literally, as in opening an online shop or sending out a manuscript. It can also be accomplished more subtly, such as in the form of a lit candle or declaration that symbolizes the official start of a project.

Aries (21 March — 20 April) 

Aries Constellation, image by Freepik

Your place of employment is emphasized this week, Aries, along with a heavy workload. This comes at a wonderful time, as your ruling planet is finally direct again. Mars is in your house of career, and this gives you the opportunity to get a great deal accomplished. You may be given some new opportunities that could lead to a raise or financial bonus. Midweek may bring harsh truth about your financial situation. Try to remember that an open and honest conversation will make things much easier later on. Over the weekend, you may feel torn between spending Saturday in bed, or spending it being productive. In the end, you have a great deal to do, and you will likely find yourself busy getting things done — and not only around the house, but also around town.

Tea of the week: Jasmine

Taurus (21 April — 20 May) 

Taurus Constellation, image by Freepik

A very active week is in store for you, Taurus. It may seem like you can’t find enough hours in the day to get everything done. Friends are coming out of the woodwork, and you are likely to receive a number of calls. A medical appointment or professional will come into your life this week. Here, good news is likely to leave you feeling ready to conquer the world. This would be a great week to schedule or have your annual physical. With Mars moving direct in your sector of excitement for life, you out will find that you’re dreaming more about the future, and have a sense of anticipation about the rest of the year. Over the weekend, a happy encounter will bring you the opportunity to treat yourself to a massage, salon appointment, or other spa related activities.

Tea of the week: Rose hips

Gemini (21 May — 20 June)

Gemini Constellation, image by Freepik

You’ve been giving everything you have at work lately, Gemini, and this week you can finally reap the rewards. Supervisors and coworkers notice the extra effort you have been putting in, and this brings the chance for advancement. Compliments are likely to be coming your way — and regularly. This will inspires yo to continue giving more, and you will enjoy what you do. Midweek brings intense romantic and sexually-charged energy. A current partner or romantic interest is ready to dote on you, and give a little extra love and attention. Saturday brings some extra income from the sale of personal items. You may want to consider having a yard sale.

Tea of the week: Lemon

Cancer (21 June — 20 July)

Cancer Constellation, image by Freepik

With such an intense Full Moon you may be feeling a bit on edge, Cancer, and you may be questioning your direction in life. You’re asking yourself when will be your time to have fun, and be less worried. Fortunately, that will only last the first few days, as Mars brings some really beautiful energy to how you interact with others. You’ll notice everyone around you seems to be moving at a much faster pace than you, and you feel inspired to embrace your own sense of adventure and independence. This also signals a potential romance. You are more likely now than any other week of the year to start a relationship or get yourself out there to start meeting people. For those of you who are already in a relationship, you can expect it to flourish. It may even be time to start thinking about marriage.

Tea of the week: Passion fruit

Leo (21 July — 20 August)

Leo Constellation, image by Freepik

This week is all about give and take, Leo. Some big changes have been happening in your life, and you will be asked to make sacrifices for the greater good. Someone close to you may need financial assistance. While your finances may be tight right now, you can’t help but feel like you need to lend a hand. This will lift the weight of a past debt that you may have felt you hadn’t fully paid pack. Midweek, a surprise call from a family member may bring tense news, though it’s not disastrous. As Mars turns direct, you can anticipate an uptick in your physical vitality. If you’ve been suffering from intestinal or digestive issues lately, Mars will turn that around. Over the weekend, you have a great deal to accomplish, especially with changes to your home environment.

Tea of the week: Chai

Virgo (21 August — 20 September)

Virgo Constellation, image by Freepik

You may need to depend on others more than usual this week, Virgo. Typically you are the caretaker; however, now it’s your turn to be pampered. The Full Moon brings strength to partnerships, and you’re likely to learn something new about someone important in your life. While the rest of the world is speeding up as Mars is finally moving forward, you feel the need to slow down. A much deserved break comes this week, and you are carefree enough to let others take on the responsibility. A surprise phone call or visitor to you home will stop by at some point between Tuesday and Thursday. They are here to make your life a little easier, and to show you how to laugh and relax. Over the weekend, the rest continues, and you’re likely to spend most of it reading, watching movies, and napping.

Tea of the week: Chamomile

Libra (21 September — 20 October) 

Libra Constellation, image by Freepik

Duties and responsibilities flood your thoughts this week, Libra, and you may feel a bit overwhelmed with how much you have on your plate. Fortunately, the Full Moon gives you the strength to make progress. Don’t anticipate getting much sleep, as you will be working late into the night to see a project or two complete. A female relative comes into the picture, and she may be able to help you. Her presence may cause you stress at first, but if you get over the need to deal with life independently, she will become a great ally. By midweek, you’re really making headway — especially around the house. On Thursday you can expect a small hiccup in the afternoon when someone takes up more time than you have to devote to small talk. Over the weekend, the Moon brings dark humour that could lead to public embarrassment. It might be a good idea to make sure you check your shoes for toilet paper after using the restroom.

Tea of the week: Raspberry

Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)

Scorpio Constellation, image by Freepik

Put away your responsible or serious side this week, Scorpio. The Pisces Full Moon illuminates your sector of leisure and relaxation. This will allow you to embrace experiences that provide pleasure to your senses. A hunger for rich foods may overwhelm you most of the week and leave you asking yourself where this appetite is coming from. While you’re enjoying yourself through touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound, your mental pleasure zones are activated through gossip. Juicy news is coming early in the week, which will likely be shared by a family member. They know that you can be trusted with secrets, and you will relish in being let in on it. Over the weekend, expect to be surprised by a large gesture from someone special, which is likely to lead to an evening of passion.

Tea of the week: Peppermint

Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)  

Sagittarius Constellation, image by Freepik

Over the last few weeks you have been hyper focused with responsibilities at work, Sagittarius, which may have brought tension to your household. This week you can realign balance, as the Full Moon gives you the opportunity to spend some quality time at home. You may notice you are sleeping better, even though you’ll be having particularly vivid dreams. While you are exploring more domestic matters, don’t be surprised if the opportunity to join a social group, league, or club presents itself. This is the time to build new relationships that will lead to fierce friendships. As Mars stations direct, you get a boost to your financial security, and this is not a week where you are likely to worry about money. Over the weekend, you could be called back to your responsibilities at work, and that is ok. You made progress at home during the week, and you can better balance your work and home life.

Tea of the week: Apricot

Capricorn (21 December — 20 January)

Capricorn Constellation, image by Freepik

You’ll certainly be putting a great deal of miles on your car, bike, or feet this week, Capricorn, as you can’t seem to stay in one place for very long. Typically calm and focused, you get the opportunity to be a little chaotic right now. Monday through Thursday promises to be your busiest days, with a seemingly never-ending array of errands to compete. On a positive note, this will allow you the chance to observe how others go about their mundane tasks. Pay close attention to what you see others doing, as you can learn more than you might realize. Over the weekend, you can expect a sibling or child to reach out and make plans for a get together. While this isn’t likely to be an extravagant family vacation, it is likely to be a larger family dinner or picnic. You will be requested to give input on the location, and may even find that you will be the one to host.

Tea of the week: English breakfast

Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)

This is a great business week for most of the world, Aquarius, though it is particularly powerful for you. The Full Moon allows you to make amazing progress at work, or even start your own business. There is a very good chance you have been thinking about starting one over the last year or so, and the stars this week are urging you to make it happen. Expect an opportunity midweek that could provide a promotion at work, or investment opportunity. This couldn’t come at a better time, since you are in the middle of a power struggle. Working and relating to others is going to be a challenge, but that is not entirely foreign to you. Thursday brings a friend who is ready to share a dark secret, and you may have to help them face their own shadow. Over the weekend, the comforts of home call, and you are likely to be busy having important conversations with family concerning money.

Tea of the week: Oolong

Pisces (21 February — 20 March)

Pisces Constellation, image by Freepik

Your sign is graced with the Full Moon this week, which give you the opportunity to be a little selfish. Taking the lead may not be instinctual for Pisces, but you can expect to have that chance before the week is out. Others will look to you for advice, and possibly spiritual guidance. Luckily, you’re more perceptive and psychic right now, which could lead to interesting dreams or visions. At some point, you are likely to need to share your insights, and you may feel uneasy about it. Unfortunately, we all have to say things to people that make us feel uncomfortable sometimes, and this just happens to be one of those moments for you. Embrace your intuitive nature, and you’ll be able to get the message across without fear of how they might react. Important conversations continue over the weekend, as you are likely to have several more, though they will not be as intense as the first one.

Tea of the week: Nilgiri