This Week in Astrology: Black Moon and Bright Stars


When you wish upon a star…

We begin the week with Meteor Showers from neighboring constellations in our southern skies: The Southern Delta Aquarid and the Alpha Capricornid Meteor Showers are both at their peak Monday and Tuesday. (They’ll continue for the next couple of weeks.) The ancients saw meteors as gifts from heaven, representing a bridge between the realm of man and the Divine. They usher in change, so make a wish or two upon a shooting star.

The dark of the moon…

The darkened skies of Wednesday’s “Black Moon” – the second New Moon of the month – will make for easier viewing of those meteor showers, and will empower our wishes and intentions as the blank slate and potential of the New Moon comes into full light and fruition. This Leo Super New Moon shines a light into all the emotional and life upheaval of Eclipse Season. With Mercury coming out of retrograde on the same day, there’s a renewed opportunity for clarity and making sense of all we’ve been learning.

We’re also within the portal of Lion’s Gate now, which we’ll be feeling full force next week on 8.8. A cosmic ray is beaming into our lives, elevating our consciousness and connecting us to our own Divine and destiny. How will you rise?
(P.S. Europe, Asia, and Australia recognize their Black Moon at the end of August, as this New Moon falls on August 1st for them…)

Free to be you and me…

Uranus also plays a big role in this week’s sky, squaring off with the Sun on Monday, the Moon on Wednesday, and Venus on Friday. Uranus – the ruler of Aquarius and the incarnation of the Sky – calls us to radical and revolutionary thought, challenging us to think outside the box, particularly with how we see ourselves… and the way we love. Use that energy to free yourself from outmoded ways of thinking and being that have held you back from being uniquely YOU.


Article by RA MA Crew member, True. True has been studying Astrology for over twenty years, and regularly integrates it into her Kundalini Yoga & Meditation classes at RA MA Yoga Institute Venice, and on She finds it fascinating how everything connects – the cosmos, solar system, Earth and us – and loves to share, helping others to connect the dots in their own lives. True also offers virtual and in-person Astrology readings. To schedule a reading, email [email protected].