Aug 21–24 (Lots of!) Opposition all over the way

Bianca Zagan
Astrology for Self Discovery
4 min readAug 19, 2023

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watch your steps (literally! with Mars in Virgo, you’d better do it)

August 21. Image by the Author using Astro Gold

Welcome to opposition week!

Rarely have I seen so many consecutive days with oppositions back to back. Oppositions are exactly what they sound like: opposing forces. Sometimes, this means a push, a strain or a blast. But, relax! this is not a doom and gloom kind of post.

Aug 21–23 Neptune - Mars opposition

We have the Neptune 27 degrees in Pisces oppose Mars 26 degrees in Virgo. With Neptune (symbol of the Sea God) in its domicile (home base) in Pisces, it has a rather strong influence, in it’s subtle, flowy and misty kind of way; Pisces is the sign of the subconscious, mental states (mental health or otherwise), transcendence and everything influencing that. On the other side, we have fiery Mars, with all the drive and action, in Virgo, an earth sign, ruling work, health and our daily routine (which includes work, overwork and our health as a result of our physical wellbeing — or lack thereof). So, in plain English: any endeavors affecting your mental wellbeing — will directly oppose any physical action you undertake regarding work and physical routine. Examples: if you have some therapy session during this Neptune-Mars opposition (strong influence until Aug 23), don’t schedule a hike, a sports…

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Bianca Zagan
Astrology for Self Discovery

Passionate about understanding how the irrational human mind creates our reality in 8 billion versions