Weekly Horoscope

Check Your Chart, for the Week of 22 August, 2022
Please enjoy this free weekly horoscope from one of my Canadian Astrology Colleagues John Rutherford.

 by John Rutherford, Astrologer. Reading Your Horoscope since 1971.

The Heat Dome only lasted 4 days last year. This year, not such a one-off Scorch but, in its 4th Wave, it’s the unrelenting nature, for months, with humidity 80% give or take, and who here has A/C, who has ever needed it, this far north? The Arctic has been heating 4 times faster than the rest of the Planet for years. Two months ago, Greenland was melting at a shocking rate. When this and more happens, the North Atlantic stops circulating and the EU goes hot, so they predicted.

And, it did, this year. Besides a 1000 mi. derecho from the Med. to Czech., major rivers are so dry, from the Rhine to the Danube, river cruises are threatened. China is having a meltdown on many levels, GDP is choked. The Horn of Africa is worse. It’s called Global Warming. And, in between all the megadroughts, here come the floods again. A megaflood, like what made the Central Valley in CA a short lived lake in 1862, is possible to make that permanent by 2050. Well, there go the groceries, $1T in damage, and zillions of refugees.

What did you expect, after brutal Saturn was at its closest? Reality Sucks some times. Monday last week was the only Window of Advantage. Too many seem to be running away, but to where? Big Baby got his passports back. It is rare to have a Giant Planet Complex (Sat = Ura/Nep) be so exact on the precise day of a Solar opposition. “Tough Times” is a warning, a caution, and the Best Advice for current expectations.

In Social-Political Arenas, Lines of Differences have been drawn (Sat), now the Consequences. A 2015 “forever discharge” of the Cath. Church from Res. Restitutions just surfaced (more spillout from April’s Jup-Nep alignment: Lost and Returned (Nep) Treasures (Jup), like Bachman’s guitar and native totem’s). Big Baby’s continued Air Sucking increasingly damages GOP chances in the mid-terms, but MAGAs can’t stop talking about him and the “Stolen Election” (still not a trace of evidence).

The Vile and Violent keeps rising from the Angst of it all. In the US, there is open promotion; a MAGA Rep. threatened assassination, encouraging “someone”. The FBI, the DoJ, the IRS and more, has seen huge jumps in threats. If “someone” were to use the Hottest of Emotions for disruption this Summer, next week would be the time.

A New Moon is normally an off balance, Insecure Moment. Next Friday, Venus throws a tantrum, abetted by the Sun square Mars, the god of war, the Lord of Aggression. This is all so Personal, but poorly organised. Uranus, as an Organiser, is not well disposed of such (going stationary and getting too damned friendly). Expect one-offs and Lone Wolves, but not likely packs of them, nor “militia”. The Moon triggers the Growlies Friday night.

Speaking of One Offs, the Anne Heche accident happened on the Moon, Venus, Neptune Grand Trine 2 weeks ago; “personal despair” from blacklisting after coming out with Ellen. The multi-stabbing of Salman Rushdie occurred 1 week after Iran re-imposed its Fatwa (same Moon as above), and less than 3 hours after the Moon squared Mars, acting-out of another’s taking a situation way too personally.

Wounded Beasts, like DJT (CEO guilty of fraud, Espionage, etc.), Putin (Crimea bombed last week, Moscow assassination Saturday night), tend to fight back at All Costs. Tempers are Primed to Flare.

As per Moscow, she switched car keys with dad; Mercury opposed Neptune = her loss, not Putin’s buddy, missed target. Continuing from that and from the 14th Aug. Sun-Saturn-Magical Thinking Complex, “someone” is not thinking too clearly out there. Please be careful out there this week, all the way to Friday.

This week: Nothing really happens until Friday eve! The Saturn opposition on the 14th has kept many more somber, if not sober, and “news” was repeating itself. Monday, the Moon is apogee, Out of Touch mostly. Uranus is stationary Wednesday, turning retrograde, the only Planet, along with Venus, where this is a good thing, getting more co-operative and cordial. Then, there is the New Moon (see cautions above). Sunday, Venus opposes Saturn, a return to somber, if not sober.


Nota Bene: As mentioned before, Giant Planet Complexes, like basic aspects between Giant Planets (eg. April, Jup-Nep), influence the broader realm of Social Affairs, and can have effects over weeks to months, sometimes for a few years. Personal Complexes affect Affairs closer to “home” and from hours to weeks. Mixing Personal with Social and we have complicated the Affairs, haven’t we.

Wednesday, 24 August. (Moon invigorated in Leo. Uranus stationary, turning retrograde in Taurus. 18 not 19 Fixed, 3 not 4 Cardinal)

Take this pause and think about IT (whatever), is this worth more discord? There’s gotta be a way we can work this out. Gather friends and allies. Social Attitudes shift to more Sociable.

Friday, 26 August. (Moon dower and determined in Leo. Venus in Leo square Uranus in Taurus soft aspecting Sun / Mars. 18 Fixed, 3 Cardinal)

“OK, I hope ya like this one.” A performer does a Dance and Jive, aims for extra attention. Some applause and appreciation, kudos, but rousing the crowd? Not so much.

(the Sun in Virgo soft aspecting Venus / Uranus, square Mars in Gemini. 3 Mutable, 18 Cardinal)

As noted before, when linked, soft aspects support the Hard Aspects, like squares. The Sun / Mars supports Uranus (above), meaning the crowd, not the performer. Here, Venus / Uranus, the attention seeking, supports the Sun, not Mars, meaning notice, perhaps applause, but not so much participation, no crowd dancing on the tables. Mars means Work. Square to the Sun, Mars tends to Work Against rather than Work With. “What does that mean?” More dissention, division among the aggravators, a welcome relief among the rest of us.

Saturday, 27 August. (Moon waiting, not so anxiously in Virgo. The Sun in Virgo soft aspects Mercury / Jupiter. 4 Mutable, 19 Cardinal)

“Would you like to say a few words?” Not really. There will be lots to say, but what do they really say other than excuses and filler? What was the point?

Sunday, 28 August. (Moon lost and disappointed in Virgo. Venus in Leo opposed Saturn in Aquarius. 20-21 Fixed, 5-6 Cardinal)

Let’s appreciate the Simpler Things in Life, the Tried and True. So many shiny things lost their Glitter and Glam. Duty and Responsibility comes first today. A good day to sleep in.

Is your Number up?  Check Your Four Personal Points for every day (see below).  If the numbers match, this day is meant for you!

Each forecast shows: the Moon Sign, the Planetary Aspect, and Numbers of degrees in Signs for the Planetary Aspect.
The Moon Sign is the Sign the Moon is in for that day.  The Moon Sign gives advantage to the Sign it is in, puts extra pressure on the opposite Sign, and tends to cross up or neutralize the Signs at right angles.  For example, with Fixed Signs, if the Moon is in Taurus, Taurus has the advantage, Scorpio gets challenged, and Leo and Aquarius get shifted or crossed up.
The Planetary Aspect is where action is released.  It’s the Excuse.  Unlike daily Horoscopes that suggest each day has the same level of influence, this is the core of changes in the daily energies.
The Sign Numbers are the degrees in the Signs of the Zodiac being emphasized.  If the degree for any day is close to any degree of Your Four Personal Points (see below), within a degree or so, THIS IS YOUR DAY.  Pay extra ATTENTION.
You may have several days in the week activated for you, or you may have none.  As a degree hits one of Your Four Personal Points, the forecast tells about the important things in your life.  The daily forecasts tell you when.  The overall story comes through over time.  Sooner or later, the degrees of the Forecast catch up to all Your Points.


Your Four Personal Points are, in order of importance:

The Ascendant, the Mid-heaven, the Moon, and the Sun. These are the most important Points of your Horoscope, calculated from your birth date, your birth-place, and the time of day you drew your first breath.

The first two Personal Points, the Ascendant and Mid-heaven, are the points that fix the Earth in space for your birth time at your specific birth place.  We live on the Earth, not the Sun or the Moon.

The Ascendant, also called Your Rising Sign, is more important than your Sun Sign.

Simply, and generally only, forecasts that affect your:

Ascendant relate to matters in your environment. Use it to see what’s in front of you.
Mid-heaven relate to matters in your personal life. Use it to see what’s in your mind.
Moon relate to matters in your emotional life.  Use it to see what’s in your heart.
Sun relate to matters in your physical life. Use it to see what’s in your core.

The Signs of the Zodiac are:

Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)
Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)

Heaven, Help Us!  The forecast is the mood of the moment.
When it rains, we all get wet, no matter what “Sign” we are.
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Check Your Four Personal Points every week to see if any of them is targeted, and…


Your Horoscope is the picture of the Heavens for the moment you were born.  Using the latest advances in Astronomy and Astrology, get a Horoscope reading with accurate, up-to-date detail. 

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