Astrology of Friday, August 16
I don't know about you, but things have been kind of Kapowie! in my life. With retrograde Jupiter and Mercury now direct, it is full steam ahead! Earlier in the week, favorable aspects fostered a kind of "Be happy!" mentality, upbeat and optimistic. Now that the full moon is past, you see things a bit more clearly. Yes, your glass may be half full, but you also see the half empty part. This still a period when advances are made and optimism and big ideas have their place. You might be a little more aware of the need to establish a structure that allows you more freedom, but is practical. You want to grow, but you are in a mood to see the cost to you - socially, emotionally, or financially - in letting that expansion take place.