Sunday, September 19, 2021

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF SEP 20-26 2021.




MON SEP 20.

We begin this week with the Full Moon in Pisces, which is exact at 4:55 PM PST, 7:55 PM EST.  This see’s the Moon opposite the Sun in Virgo, conjunct Neptune, and sextile Pluto. The major theme of Pisces is emphasized, letting go, release, rest, recovery. Essentially, a system reset, to make way for the planting of new see The Full Moon in Pisces is a good time to pay attention to the needs of body and soul and to recalibrate.  The Moon enters Aries late in the evening, 8:13 PM PST, 11:13 PM EST, setting a more energetic tone for the remaining first half of the week, and this can highlight new initiatives, interpersonally, socially, commercially, or otherwise. 


TUES SEP 21.

Today see’s the Moon in independent Aries, opposite Mars in partnership oriented Libra, sextile Saturn, conjunct Chiron and trine Juno. There may be certain weaknesses or vulnerabilities we are aware of, and perhaps a conflict between our own needs and those of others is highlighted, but there’s a determination to create some stability between the two. There can also be the presence of supportive relationships. The square Venus has made to Saturn lets up today, and only the opposition to Uranus remains. The Venus/Uranus opposition highlights a need for freedom to be our unique selves, and it can be difficult to want to forge binding commitments. This is an experimental aspect that emphasizes exploration and interpersonal exchanges that encourage freedom and independence. This aspect discourages insecure clinging, possessiveness, or fear based interacting, and encourages developing appreciation for your own and others unique qualities, talents and contributions. This can be an uplifting and exciting time, and can see some unusual situations unfolding interpersonally, socially and financially. This aspect certainly isn’t boring. 


WED SEP 22.

The Sun makes it’s annual ingress into Libra today. Happy birthday Libra! The Moon in Aries opposes Mercury in Libra, squares Pluto, and sextiles Jupiter today. There could be some big news, or some communications that make an impact today. There could be some indecision or it could be a challenge to get on to the same page as others somehow, or a problem to resolve. But the sextile to Jupiter is generous and there could be help on hand if there are challenges to push through. There’s a determination here with the Aries lunation. There could be some intensity to navigate but optimism, positive thinking, and generosity helps to overcome any potential glitches or unexpected hiccups. There may be some delays or unexpected blockages to deal with that will require improvisation. 


THURS SEP 23.

The Moon enters earthy Taurus at 5:38 AM PST, where it squares Saturn in Aquarius. This can see a need for resilience as there may be some sort of delays, blockages, patience, or hard work required. The lunar conjunction to Uranus can see excitement, surprises, or a lot of innovation and applied creativity, perhaps challenges have created a need for experimentation or some last minute revisions. A lunar quincunx to Mars can see some nervous tension or irritability, and may highlight a need to make some adjustments. Later the Moon opposes Venus and this can once again highlight the conflict between our own needs and those of others, and a need to find balance. With the Moon in Taurus, this can be in regards to practical or physical realities, and adjustments are needed.  There’s a really “experimental” atmosphere under these configurations and nothing is set in stone.


FRI SEP 24.

The Moon in Taurus opposes Venus, and conjuncts Uranus. There’s a need for greater understanding of give and take, and there may be some limitations that need to be overcome, or some financial or material haggling required. The lunar conjunction to Uranus is resourceful and innovative, and there can be a quirky weirdness to the atmosphere. A quincunx to Juno can see a need to strike a balance between taking care of ourselves and taking care of others, or taking care or financial or material responsibilities. Later on, a lunar square to Jupiter, trine to powerful Pluto, and sextile to Neptune can see a more indulgent atmosphere. Perhaps some positive breakthroughs have occurred that can see something to celebrate, or in the very least, there could be something to feel relieved or optimistic about.


SAT SEP 25.

 The Moon is in late Taurus for the first part of today, squaring Jupiter, trine Pluto, with a trine building up to the Sun. This can see a focus on social indulgence, and on things going on in the local environment, as the Moon is gearing up to enter Gemini in the evening. Today can see an earthy focus on feeling good, self nurturing, stability, and getting practical things out of the way to clear the way for a more busy and social evening and rest of the weekend. There can be a lot of optimism with the lunar square to Jupiter, but if there is a need to get anything done, this aspect tends towards laziness and indulgence, so this can be a rather slow moving day, but the lunar trine to Pluto lends some focus and determination towards something specific. The Moon enters Gemini at 5:36 PM PST, 8:36 PM EST. This see’s a trine to the Sun and Mars in Libra, Saturn in Aquarius, while still holding a trine to Pluto. This can see a dynamic and social atmosphere, and there can be a talkative, indulgent, and pleasantly stimulating environment. 


SUN SEP 26.

Today carries over the talkative and social atmosphere of yesterday, there can be a lot of forward momentum going on in regards to social commitments , meet ups, or get togethers. The Moon sextiles Chiron, so whatever is going on now can be boosting morale and there could be something to feel good about. The Mars/Saturn trine can aid in a sense of stability and a sense of mutual social and interpersonal support and dependability. There may be a lot of experimentation and rethinking needing to happen, as Mercury stations retrograde today until Oct 18th, in the partnership oriented sign of Libra. This period can see a need to go back over certain things, maybe there’s loose ends that need to be tied up or thought about before deciding upon a certain direction. Mercury retrograde in Libra can be about a need to gather more intelligence before arriving at a definite decision or direction, or a need to think about things before forming a plan that could have a significant, life changing impact. This can see us feeling between worlds for a spell, or wrestling with a need to make a decision about a fork in the road. 

Monday, September 13, 2021

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF SEP 13-19 2021




MON SEP 13.

We begin the week with the Moon in adventurous Sagittarius, sextile Mercury in Libra, trine Chiron, square Neptune. The Sun in Virgo opposes Neptune this week, indicating an acute awareness of problems, and fears around unknowns, along with a need to surrender and place trust in the divine that you are being guided. The early morning hours can see some beneficial contacts or communications, or positive news, prayers, or perceptions that can boost morale amidst confusing or uncertain times. As the day progresses we see a lunar sextile to Jupiter in Aquarius, while also squaring the Sun in Virgo, and this can see a boost in optimism that can help motivate productivity, improvements, or increase efficiency. The Sagittarius lunation can add a sense of adventure or faith to things and even if there is a lot of uncertainty, or a lot of tension to navigate, there's also creative problem solving as well as a philosophical attitude, even if there are some demoralizing influences and things aren't exactly feeling 100 percent safe, certain, or secure. We can be brimming with ideas, and possibilities can be all over the place, with a lot of things being improvised. While we can be acutely aware of all of the things that could go wrong, there is also a determination to make the best of things and look for the silver linings in our circumstances. Late night sees the Moon square Mars in 29 degrees Virgo, and this can see a peak in tensions, or a key point in actions being taken, as this is the final and most urgent degree of Virgo. There can be a need to overcome pessimism. Mars changes signs tomorrow, entering partnership oriented Libra, and this can see a cycle where a lot of action is happening interpersonally, and there is a need to bring balance to situations. There can be subtle controversy or some vulnerability, insecurity, and things are being shaken up, but there is also solidarity, perhaps even across great distances,  cultures, or differences, and there is a sense of shared purpose or a common cause. 


TUES SEP 14. 

Today sees the Moon enter stoic and serious Capricorn, making a sleek sextile to Venus in mysterious and instinctual Scorpio, while squaring Mars in 29 degrees Virgo, and Chiron in Aries, while going on to trine Uranus. There's a determined, somewhat secretive element in these configurations, and actions are being taken to ultimately create more balance, harmony and cohesion, but this can come with some upheaval, or there is a need to break free from something or someone. The lunar link to Venus is emotionally and financially conservative, and playing it's cards close to it's chest, or being strategic, -perhaps to avoid either making oneself vulnerable to attacks, or to avoid upsetting others. Venus is not the most comfortable in Scorpio, and can bring out extremes. This can see obsessiveness about something or someone, and can bring about submerged shadows or highlight the darker underbelly of love, but it can also highlight deep and mysterious bonds that transcend distance, time, resistance, challenge, silence, or tribulation. Venus in Scorpio is about a love of power, or the power of love. There can be some surprising or liberating experiences, or highly unconventional situations unfolding, interpersonally, financially, or creatively. Mars enters Libra at 5:14 PM PST, placing the emphasis on partnerships, interactions with others, and bringing a need for cooperation, harmony, and balance.

WED SEP 15.

Today see's an earthy triplicity between the Moon in disciplined Capricorn, the Sun in conscientiousness Virgo, and Uranus in sensual, and practical Taurus. The Moon in Capricorn also makes a square to Mercury in Libra and Chiron in Aries, while conjoining Pluto. This could see a whole lot of changes underway, and perhaps some very big things are being contemplated or discussed, or plans are being formed that could involve experimenting with working together with others somehow. There could be some vulnerability or subtle tensions present to navigate, and a need for diplomacy, economy and practicality amidst some intense and dynamic undercurrents. There could also be some indecision to grapple with around practical matters. Later on, the Moon sextiles Neptune, and this can see feelings of relief, catharsis, letting go, and release, as well as highlight feelings of idealism, compassion, sensitivity, and longing. This can also see an increased focus on creativity. Things are definitely in experimental and unusual territory, and we may be following powerful instincts and using our intuition to navigate unusual circumstances and dynamic changes that require experimentation or innovation. Interpersonally, there can be a lot going on under the surface. Venus in Scorpio squaring Saturn can see some strong and enduring feelings present, but there is inhibition, shyness, or something that blocks expression or consummation, whether internally, externally, or circumstantially. Compelling forces could be at work in certain dynamics, and sublimation may be required for the time being. There could be something unusual or unorthodox about what's going on right now with relationships, finances, interpersonal dynamics, or creative endeavors that requires "making due" somehow. A lot of subtle undercurrents can be going on under the surface, and the Capricorn lunation has a stoic, solid duty, "taking care of business" vibe that can be experienced as somewhat somber, particularly through the first portion of the day, as there may be a lot of work to do, and a need to stay on a grind, adhere to a time table, and focus on the business at hand. The lunar link to Hygeia, the asteroid of health and healing, can highlight matters relating to physical, mental or emotional health somehow as well, and this can come up in conversation, and actions can be taken to bring more balance to these areas. Late night sees a lunar trine form to Mars, which will gather strength tomorrow, and this can bring a liberating feeling or see us enter new terrain somehow, particularly socially, interpersonally, or commercially. Musical chairs and dynamic changes. 


FRI SEP 17.

The Moon in Aquarius has brought a feeling of freedom and part of embracing freedom comes uncertainty. The only thing certain however, in freedoms opposite, is the fact that you know the limits of your engagement, and that the bars of certain karmic entrapments will always be there, along with their consequences, lest they are questioned and overthrown. Today the Moon is squaring Uranus in Taurus and trine Mercury in Libra while conjunct both Jupiter and Saturn. This can see a very experimental atmosphere, and this can take us into wild, unpredictable, or liberating territory. There may be some unexpected hiccups to deal with. The maths point to eliminating what has been a burden and weighing us down this weekend. The lunar conjunction to Saturn in Aquarius can see some work that needs to be done or a somewhat disciplined, perhaps subtly challenged mindset in the first portion of the day, but as the day wears on, things can feel more expansive and we can feel more open to taking the odd gamble or being less risk averse and more open to embracing an innovative or experimental approach. There can be some pleasant diversions, surprises, or conversations, perhaps even some serendipity is at work somehow. Communications can play a key role in today and there can be news and information exchanged that can be beneficial and perhaps help us feel more at ease about certain intense changes that have taken us into uncharted territory somehow. With Mercury trine Jupiter and square Pluto, weird times can see us guided partly by instinct and partly by serendipity, and changes going on interpersonally, financially, or commercially can feel larger than life and be making a big impact on our nervous system. Some communications can be laden with intensity, and with Mercury squaring Pluto this can highlight obsessive focus, power dynamics, or even fears around relationships or work partnerships, or just an intense preoccupation with something. Perhaps it's the unpredictable or uncertain nature of things right now that generates intensity, but the weekend seems to indicate that the focus shifts towards a more positive mindset and a more positively experienced intensity. 


SAT SEP 18.

This morning sees the moon in Aquarius trine Mercury in Libra while conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius, and this can see idealism particularly high, and can see an amotionally generous atmosphere. There can be good news or positive or fortunate exchanges, with a friendly and perhaps somewhat indulgent atmosphere. In the afternoon, the Moon enters dreamy and imaginative Pisces, where it goes on to trine Venus in intense Scorpio, and this can see a reflective, restful, wistful and mystical mood descend upon the remainder of the weekend. With Venus in do or die Scorpio squaring off with Saturn and opposite Uranus in Taurus, relationships, finances and creative endeavors are being shaken up and experimental terrain is being entered. This can feel both exciting and scary but the Pisces lunation is inspired, creative and imaginative. With Venus squaring Saturn there is a holding back that is present so as not to turn the carriage into a pumpkin too quickly and to maintain a sense of proportion, realism and not walk any planks that can't be turned back from. The landscape is wild and it could feel like anything could happen. Mercury trine Jupiter and square Pluto could see downloads and exchanges of large amounts of information, or discussions revolving around intense or even taboo topics, and it's possible to be taken into confidence or to be placed into the role of confidant. It can be easy to over share, but these aspects have a knack for doing so with the right people. 

SUN SEP 19.

Today sees the Moon in Pisces trine Venus in Scorpio, conjunct Neptune and sextile Uranus in Taurus.  This is a simultaneously restful and restless vibe, as we build up to the full moon tomorrow. There can be some changes to prepare for, but the Moon/Venus/Neptune contacts prefer to take it easy and focus on feeling good. There can be some pleasant contacts today, and the configurations tend to favor an easy going schedule as opposed to a demanding one or just having too much going on all at once. There's definitely a creative vibe in the atmosphere and there can be some highly unusual situations unfolding. The tail end of the weekend is restful but also energetically preparing for some more dynamic changes.


Monday, September 6, 2021

ASTROLOGY FPR THE WEEK OF SEP 6-12 2021




MON SEP 6.

We begin this week with the Moon in Virgo, and today sees the New Moon occur at 5:52 PM PST. With the New Moon emphasizing connections to Uranus, adapting to change and improvising are key elements. There may have been situations in which necessity or crisis aversion or management (Virgo) has required dramatic changes that have seemed spontaneous, last minute, experimental, or very outside of the box. The trine between Venus and Jupiter helps us focus on the positive, and we can feel supported by like minded connections, while the Venus square to Pluto indicates that changes have all occurred through some intensity, and the changes unfolding can be far reaching and have lasting impact, which can bring up intense feelings. It can feel good to ban together with others through intense transformations, as if the universe is assembling little pirate ships of people to weather the changes. This week can see more forward movement. The New Moon opposes Neptune while trine Uranus, indicating the unknowns we may face and the need to improvise, adapt, and overcome. This can involve working together with others somehow. Tomorrow can see some actions taken or signs that things will begin to unfold that can have a big impact. 


TUES SEP 7.

Today the Moon in Virgo conjuncts Mars, while opposite Neptune and trine power broker Pluto, and this can see the beginning of some power moves being made in order to navigate uncertain times. The Sun also conjoins Mars, highlighting the need to take action steps. The Moon enters partnership oriented Libra at 8:20 PM PST. The Moon forms a trine to Saturn, indicating some solid partnerships or agreements being established, and serious decisions could be involved.


WED SEP 8.

Today sees the Libra Moon trine Saturn in Aquarius, and conjunct Mercury, and this can see some serious discussions or agreements unfolding, or news can come in that means business. With a lunar opposition to Chiron, there can be an element of vulnerability, but it can be helpful to know that other people have your back and you're not alone. With Mars trine Pluto, big decisions are on the line, and this can highlight actions that need to be taken out of necessity that can pack quite a punch, and carry weight, power, and significance. These are no small potatoes, things being considered and weighed here are a big deal, and there can be a lot to consider. Whatever is decided this week can open up a whole new world of possibilities and this can set the stage for some beneficial developments, contacts, and agreements. It can be a case of "teamwork makes the dream work", but there are probably certain people in more powerful positions than others.


THURS SEP 9.

Today the Moon in Libra conjoins Mercury, Venus, trines Jupiter and squares Pluto, and this can see some big changes unfolding. There can be optimism and hope present, even if things are driven by a sort of intensity that make big transformations necessary in some way. It can be clear that some beneficial arrangements are possible. A lunar quincunx to Neptune can see a bit of a martyr vibe, or in the very least it can feel as if sacrifices must be made in one way or another which can see some big decisions on the line. The lunar trine to Jupiter can see some good fortune, or a generous atmosphere. The Moon enters emotionally intense Scorpio at 11:05 PM, to be followed by Venus tomorrow.


FRI SEP 10.

Today sees the Moon in Scorpio conjunct Venus and trine Jupiter in late Aquarius, emphasizing the Venus/Jupiter trine. This can see some positive vibrations, and optimism can be boosted by these configurations. There can even be some strokes of good luck, and some beneficial contacts being established where forces and powers can be merged and combined in mutually beneficial ways. Although this could occur through some challenges, as indicated by a lunar square to Saturn. There could be some tension, challenges or uncertainty to navigate. A lunar opposition to Uranus can indicate some wild cards, shocks, surprises, or a need to take some risks or improvise somehow. There could also be some differences between others to navigate or alchemize somehow. 


SAT SEP 11.

Today sees the Moon in Scorpio make a sextile to the Sun in Virgo, a tribe to Neptune, square to Jupiter, and opposition to Uranus, highlighting forward progress being made towards transforming situations and innovating solutions, perhaps by merging forces and taking leaps of faith into the unknown or taking calculated risks. The lunar square to Jupiter can see an indulgent atmosphere, and the Scorpio lunation can be pensive, deep and reflective, as there can be a lot to take in. Dynamics are shifting as well, and new elements and possibilities are entering the fold. With Venus now in deep, do or die Scorpio, there is a lot on the line, and a need to dig deep into energetic and/or financial reserves, as well as transmute darker, more emo energies into gold. There is a deep creative potential here as well, and it's possible to spin something beautiful out of life's rougher edges. The Moon goes on to sextile Mars and Pluto, and this can see some situations positively transformed and a trajectory improved.


SUN SEP 12.

The Moon enters broadminded traveller Sagittarius at 1:34 AM PST, and this can end the week on a note of increased possibilities that can create a feeling of stability within a lot of unpredictability. A lunar sextile to Saturn and trine to Chiron can boost morale and also create a feeling of groundedness, or in the very least, a sensation that some stability is being achieved through means of innovation or taking calculated risks. Even though there's a lot of uncertainty, next week begins on a note of more optimism and faith as new possibilities are unfolding. 








 












Monday, August 30, 2021

Astrology For Aug 30-Sep 5 2021




MON AUG 30.

We begin the week with Mercury having entered Libra, while the Moon is in curious, multitasking Gemini. The emphasis is in harmonizing and cooperation, perhaps amidst tensions or a frazzling atmosphere with a lot to adapt to (Mars in Virgo.) There's certainly some powerful shifts occurring, in an attempt to be ready to manage whatever comes around the corner next. So, preparation, adaptation, and cooperation are ongoing themes. Today can see a busy and talkative atmosphere, with an accent on banter, sociability, and light interactions, with a background that emphasizes  staying on top of changeable situations, adapting, contemplating huge shifts, and being prepared. The moon synching up with Venus and making edgy aspects to Mars and Neptune suggests a need for helpfulness, compassion, understanding, and doing whatever we can to make things easier and more harmonious for ourselves and others.


TUES AUG 31.

Today begins on a note of adventurousness, expansion, taking care of business, and perhaps venturing into the unknown, with the Moon in multitasking Gemini squaring Mars in Virgo, while forming a trine to Venus, Jupiter, and a square to Neptune. We may not know exactly what the future has in store, but certain things are set into motion today and can come into alignment that will at least open horizons and possibilities. Later on, the Moon forms a square to Mercury, emphasizing communication, movement, and perhaps some subtle tensions to mitigate. This can be a bit of a nervous energy, that can be entertaining but also somewhat flighty and superficial or surface level. There can be a lot going on in the local environment, neighborhood, or in regards to communications, the written and spoken word, a lot of banter, back and forth, errands, and what have you. This can be a lot to keep up with, and there can be an atmosphere of excitement. The Moon enters cozy Cancer around 10:26 PM PST, and this can place the focus on compassionate communications, or a desire to go within a protective shell and seek emotional replenishment. 


WED SEP 1.

Today sees the Moon in comfort seeking Cancer, sextile the Sun in Virgo, which can highlight all the things that need to be taken care of in order to improve comfort and security levels. There may be some vulnerability present or some raw nerves that need tending to, and there may be a need to improvise and innovate as the Moon forms a sextile to Uranus later on. The Moon in Cancer can see us sensitive to what's going on in the environment, and to all the changes that are occurring that may be taking us out of a comfort zone and needing to improvise a new one. 


THURS SEP 2.

Today can see some strongly emotive and creative energies, with the Moon in watery Cancer squaring Venus, sextile Mars, trine Neptune, and opposite Pluto. This can see an intense and impactful atmosphere, and there can be an earthy electricity in the air. Mars in Virgo wants to be productive, Neptune and Venus want to relax. Although, getting completely comfortable and secure can still require some work or for some adjustments or improvements to be made.  Mars trine Pluto has been navigating a lot of details, responding to crises, and driven towards problem solving and improvements, (Virgo), and this may have required some intense adjustments or transformations (Pluto.) This has been an ongoing process of innovation, and many of us are making things up as we go, while staying as methodical and security minded as possible. There can be some underlying tension or intensity to navigate under the surface today, but Venus in Libra still in harmony with Jupiter helps to cultivate harmony and diplomacy. 


FRI SEP 3.

Today might see some challenges as the Moon enters celebratory Leo to oppose Saturn, there may be some shyness, inhibition or poor timing to contend with, but a sextile to Mercury in diplomatic Libra helps smooth things over, and could bring the possibility of good news through others, or simply the need to cooperate. Evening time sees a lunar trine to Chiron and Juno, suggesting connections with others boost our morale or perhaps there's something of a modest gain or milestone to celebrate that boosts optimism. Nevertheless, things can be chaotic and there is still some instability, unknowns, or surprises to navigate.


SAT SEP 4.

Today can see the need to improvise around challenges, delays, blockages, or to summon resilience in the face of instability. The Moon in theatrical Leo squares Uranus in Taurus while opposing Saturn and tribe Chiron. Challenges may require courage and a willingness to take calculated risks. These aspects can see some unexpected shifts, but perhaps this can also see some good fortune, in the very least some generosity and high ideals, with a lunar opposition to Jupiter later on. This can see a somewhat indulgent atmosphere unfold in the later hours of Saturday. Perhaps a good time for a good time. The weekend closes out on a note of needing to get better organized and take care of details after a rather fun seeking atmosphere. 


SUN SEP 5.

This morning See's the Moon in Leo sextile Venus and opposite Jupiter, which can still see the emphasis on enjoyment, pleasure and good times in the early morning hours. The Moon enters Virgo at 4:06 PM PST, which shifts the focus towards preparing for the week ahead, which looks set to begin on a dynamic note that will require a lot of adaptation, improvisation and quick problem solving. Venus trine Jupiter is generous and indulgent, and it might be wise to reign in impulsive or lavish tastes in order to preserve security and be economical. Monday could see an active day with a lot to take care of, and there can be more shifts in dynamics or situations that can require an adaptable mindset. Decisions will need to be made eventually when it comes to preventing, mitigating or avoiding crises, and there can be an atmosphere of uncertainty and things being up in the air or "at sea". Monday is a New Moon, and this New Moon encourages a flexible mindset when it comes to navigating changeable circumstances.









Monday, August 23, 2021

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 23-29 2021

 



MON AUG 23.

Happy birthday to all my Sun sign Virgos out there! We begin this week with the Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune, and opposite Mercury and Mars in crisis oriented, improvement seeking Virgo, still holding a tail end sextile to erratic Uranus in the first portion of the day. This suggests a lot of uncertainty in the face of a great many changes, while certain things feel like they're dissolving. There could be a sense of melancholy or vague worries, as the ground beneath us is shifting. There can be a lot to prepare for, and a feeling of "hangover" from the Full Moon.  We are now officially in Virgo season, and this brings the spotlight upon crisis management, health, quality control, stripping things down to their bare essentials, and being as prepared for anything as is humanly possible. The need to improvise and innovate and make rapid fire adaptations, perhaps under some pressure, can be highlighted here. The Full Moon along with Uranus stationing retrograde last week may have brought a lot of shocks or changes to the foreground. Now we enter Virgo season in full swing, and handling details, fine print, managing and preventing disasters or crises, and planning ahead become increasingly highlighted by this solarization of Mars and Mercury. A lunar sextile to Pluto later on suggests some rather dramatic transformations are underway, and although the sextile is harmonious, it doesn't change the heaviness driving some of these changes to take place. The lunar/Neptune contact can indicate a need to release certain things for the time being, and it can feel as if much is in the hands of the fates. Faith can feel tested, and there can be a nervous excitement and feeling of intensity around whatever is unfolding. Regardless of how these maths are impacting you, Mars, Mercury, and now the Sun in Virgo emphasize a drive to seek improved conditions, and also to be of service to others somehow. Venus opposite Chiron and trine Saturn exhibit great solidarity amidst vulnerability, weakness, or a feeling of helplessness. This can see great cooperative efforts in the midst of difficulties and challenges. People having other people's backs. Teamwork, cooperations, collaboration, and working together form a strong backbone through great uncertainty. 


TUES AUG 24.

This morning begins with the Moon in late Pisces, perhaps on a bit of a weary or sleepy note. Maybe just a bit of nervous exhaustion is present amidst a great many details to manage and much to prepare for, when there is also a simultaneous need for rest and recuperation. There is a need to "keep it pushin". The Moon enters Aries in the afternoon, to oppose Venus, and this can emphasize a need to coordinate with others and fuse together the wills and schedules of different people. There can be slight tension in the atmosphere, but the Aries Moon also provides a sort of "second wind" in the face of any nervous exhaustion brought about by the more retiring but nervous Pisces lunation. The lunar conjunction to Chiron strengthens the will and courage, in the face of challenges, and provides more willpower and focus. A tribe to the relationship asteroid Juno suggests some supportive relationships are in play here that can boost morale and even add a sense of adventure and expand our horizons and sense of optimism. This can make it easier to embrace changes and cultivate an outlook of grand adventure as opposed to dread. A lunar sextile to Saturn in the evening suggests some stability is achieved, or a commitment to change is set into motion. This can involve working in tandem with others somehow, and there may even be some pleasant exchanges or serendipitous meetings that await. Tomorrow can see much to adapt to, and getting everyone on the same page or working with differing schedules, timetables, agendas, and challenges can be the modus operandi of the day.  Mars in Virgo trine Uranus can see a lot to adapt to, and a lot of details to navigate and attend to amidst a great deal of unpredictability and change. It can all be a bit harried, but there is an atmosphere of solidarity and team work, amidst vulnerability.


WED AUG 25.

Today sees the Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron, trine Juno, and opposite Venus in Libra. This can emphasize relationships with others, and a need for tolerance, compassion, understanding, and cooperation. There may be a lot of differing needs to harmonize, and at the same time, interactions with others can strengthen our morale, open up our world, and help us cultivate a feeling of hope and courage. With Venus trine Saturn now, solid alliances are being formed that can help us feel stronger where we have felt weak. This can see some very interesting alliances that remind me of Joe Cockers "I get by with a little help from my friends". There's a humanitarian and unusual or eclectic element to interactions now. With Mars in Virgo trine Uranus, it can be necessity or even crisis, or perhaps just the desire to seek healing or improvement, or to be of help or of service to those in need that are bringing others together right now. A lunar quincunx to Mars can see some irritability or nervous tension, perhaps due to all the changes going on and the amount of rapid fire adaptation it all reauires. Later on, the Moon goes on to square Pluto in Capricorn, and this can see some underlying growing intensity, as more dramatic shifts prepare to enter the fold.


THURS AUG 26.

This morning see's the Moon in Aries square Pluto, while sextile Jupiter in Aquarius. There can be a lot of generosity in these aspects. This can see some excitement and anticipation. There can be intensity perhaps, maybe even a certain element of drama, but there is also a sense of adventure and serendipity, perhaps even "fatedness" in the air. As the Moon enters the later degrees of Aries, it builds a trine to the Sun in Virgo, increasing a feeling of anticipation, and this can highlight a need or desire to get more grounded, settled, or rooted. The Moon enters earthy and sensual Taurus in the evening, placing the focus on creature comforts and adding a more venusian element to the atmosphere. Grounding activities that add to a feeling of stability, such as cooking, self care, self nurturing, organizing, can help to feel more settled and prepared for a continuously dynamic atmosphere.


FRI AUG 27

Today see's the Moon in Taurus, conjunct Uranus, square Saturn, and trine the Sun and Mars in Virgo. This can see a dynamic day, even though the Moon in Taurus is rather easy going, the lunar square to Saturn can suggest there is still much to adapt to, and a need to cultivate stability within change. The lunar Mars contacts can see a lot of energy in the atmosphere, and the Uranus contact can see yet more changes rolling in that create more interesting, exciting, or unpredictable elements. Excitement can be present, but there can also be subtle, challenging influences or dynamics to navigate. With Venus in Libra trine Saturn, and the Moon in earthy Taurus squaring Saturn and conjunct Uranus, it could be that new dynamics or people enter the fold, and this can shake things up in positive and dynamic ways. There may be subtle challenges under the surface that require maturity and resilience to navigate. There can be an earthy electricity in the air that can also require some restraint, discernment, or control somehow, but overall, this looks set to be an interesting, dynamic, and exciting day. 


SAT AUG 28

Today, the Moon in Taurus makes trines to Mars and Mercury in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn, a sextile to Neptune, and a square to Jupiter, while still conjunct Uranus. This can see a magical and selectively indulgent atmosphere, perhaps even some fated feeling meetings and encounters. There can be a feeling of serendipity, and a lot of positive chemistry and feel good dynamics can be present that can boost vitality, feed idealism and a sense of magic, beauty and enjoyment. We can be attracted to unusual people or places, and there can be an electric quality to conversations and a lot of inspiring back and forth. A sense of awe, wonder, fascination, and enjoyment of the little things can be present. This looks set to be an enjoyable, inspiring, and indulgent Saturday. Perhaps it's been well earned. 


SUN AUG 29.

Early morning we see the Moon in the final, most urgent degree of Taurus, trine Mercury and Pluto, while still squaring Jupiter. This can see some big ideas, perhaps even some positive events or good fortune that have inspired dramatic shifts in perspectives or even personal dynamics or undertakings. The Moon enters curious and talkative Gemini mid morning, to trine Saturn in Aquarius, and this can see some positive deals or collaborations unfolding, and perhaps there is a search for information or a need to exchange ideas. The Moon squares the Sun in detail oriented Virgo, and this can see a need for creative problem solving and a need to sort what is realistic from what is overly optimistic or unfeasible. This can see a busy or somewhat nervous atmosphere, maybe a lot of running around, errands, and communications to manage, but it's all in the name of cultivating more stability and navigating a lot of change. With Venus no longer aspecting Saturn, but strongly conjunct the asteroid Vesta, there can be some sacred interactions unfolding now, and inhibitions or restraints can be lessoning. Venus is in her prime element and exalted in Libra. You have come together, gathered, and assembled for a reason.  Mercury and Mars trine Pluto are thorough and driven to problem solve and get to the bottom of things. This can be excellent for research, but can also be amazing for having deep discussions and can see fascination and curiosity, but also acuity, good instincts, logic, and a good eye for detail, fine print. These aspects are also good for quality control and digging for excellent bargains we might otherwise overlook. Tomorrow can see some positive developments, interpersonally, as regards relationships, romantically, socially, or otherwise, or commercially, -even in the face of uncertainty, there can be hope, optimism and things to feel inspired about. 


 


 




Monday, August 16, 2021

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 16-22 2021




MON AUG 16.

We begin this week with the Moon in quirky Sagittarius square Mercury and Mars in Virgo, sextile Saturn in Aquarius, and trine Chiron in Aries. Venus enters Libra today as well, placing the planet of love in a sign she feels right at home within. It’s a mathscape that suggests managing optimism levels, and creating harmony, while keeping a close eye on a crisis, staving one off, or just managing a lot of details. The lunar square to Mars and Mercury in Virgo suggests a watchful eye and a readiness to take action at any moment. It’s an edgy vibe that deals with stressful, tense, (perhaps even somewhat dire) circumstances via satire and humor in an attempt to keep dread, madness, anxiety, and absurdity at bay.  With Venus now in Libra, now might be a good time to find yourself an apocalypse partner, if you don’t already have one. There may be some positive trends today that bring balance to a situation that has felt… out of balance. As I type this in an oxygen depleted environment that is hot as hellfire, I look at these maths and can’t help but think about what I’m going to do about exercise, oxygen, sunlight, and getting my dog to a place where we can access all of these things this week without being asked to “show my papers”. Optimism has not been easy, as things have felt pretty bleak. Personally, I’ve been locked inside an extremely hot box with low oxygen levels for the past several days, so not exactly feeling on my A game these past couple weeks. My dog needs me to remain alive so he can access breathable oxygen, go on runs, and eat healthy food, so protecting my dog is literally the only reason that I’m stick around and keep grinding. Whatever your version of this feeling is, this is the note we begin the week on.  Trying to maintain optimism, courage, and humor in the face of a poorly managed train wreck. The Moon in Sagittarius attempts to find some humor and hope in it all, while keeping a broad spectrum, vigilant eye on the unfolding doomscape in order to be ready for…..whatever comes next. This could be a busy day, and there might actually be some pockets of stability, balance, or things to feel modestly optimistic, hopeful, or relieved about today, with the Moon sextile Saturn and trine Chiron. (Maybe we’ll get a small ration of something akin to oxygen in my neck of the woods). That’s it for Monday folks. Good luck out there this week. 


TUES AUG 17.

Today see’s the Moon in later degrees of Sagittarius trine the Sun, square Venus, and sextile Jupiter, while squaring Neptune. This can see some vague worries or uncertainty, but also hints of optimism, and maybe some relief. It’s probably a good idea not to get too comfortable with the idea that you can rest on your laurels, with both Mars and Mercury in busy, problem solving Virgo, but do enjoy whatever relief, hope, or optimism that flows your way today while it lasts. Venus in Libra places the focus on pleasure and connecting with others, and doing so can boost morale and optimism levels and take the edge off of feelings of uncertainty or worry. Venus trines Saturn, and this can see some solid connections made that can create a feeling of solidarity or boost feelings of happiness somehow. It can feel good to have a support network. The Moon enters stoic and earthy Capricorn in the final hour of the evening, and this can see tomorrow hold some spontaneous encounters or communications, perhaps some last minute plans or changes in response to surprises. Best to keep a flexible schedule and expect the unexpected. 


WED AUG 18.

Today see’s the Moon in grounded Capricorn, trine Mercury and Mars in Virgo, and Uranus in Taurus, while squaring Chiron. This can see some last minute problem solving, innovation, or spontaneous, unexpected happenings, or surprising communications. With the Moon square Chiron there can be a bit of vulnerability here, or at least an awareness of weakness, but the lunar trine to Mars is determined to improve things, improvise, and muscle through the day. With Venus trine Saturn, a sense of solidarity with likeminded others can increase feelings of stability within a changeable atmosphere. It’s possible some good news is even received. This can be a productive day in the very least, with a practical bent, but it can see a need to remain adaptable and innovate. There might even be some fun diversions. Tomorrow can be introspective, as there may be a lot to take in or meditate on, and we can be highly attuned to subtlety, navigating through instinct. 


THURS AUG 19.

Today see’s the Moon in serious Capricorn conjunct powerful Pluto and sextile sensitive and imaginative Neptune. Our instincts and intuition can be highly attuned to what’s going on, and there can be some intensity in the atmosphere. Mars in Virgo is in problem solving and prevention mode, and attempting to innovate solutions, prevent a crisis, and anticipate any issues that could arise. Uranus also stations retrograde at 6:40 PM PST, and will be retrograde until Jan 18 2022. Uranus stationing retrograde can change things. Sometimes this can be an abrupt change that takes us on a completely new path. There can be feelings of apprehension or nervousness. Some can experience these changes as positive and unexpected, others can experience changes that are shocking or jarring in a less positive sense. It all kind of depends on your personal natal chart how this will shake up your life and cause a lot of change to unfold, perhaps very quickly. The need to improvise, adapt, and innovate will be emphasized during this retrograde journey. Being in Taurus, this could have financial, practical, material, or physical implications. As the Moon enters the late degrees of Capricorn, it goes on to build a trine to Venus in Libra. This can see some positive interpersonal connections, perhaps some totally unexpected shifts in dynamic going on in regards to our relation to others. Venus forms an opposition to Chiron in Aries today however, and this can see a lot of compassion on the one hand, but may also pose challenges around harmonizing differing perspectives, values or agendas. This can create some feelings of vulnerability interpersonally, as our own needs, values, and desires and those of others can feel at odds from time to time under this aspect, but it can also emphasize the importance of tolerance and understanding. 


FRI AUG 20.

The Moon enters unorthodox and rebellious Aquarius at 1:49 AM PST, in the wee hours of the AM. Here, the Moon syncs up with Venus and conjoins Saturn, while squaring Uranus, and sextile Chiron. Perhaps there’s some unexpected shifts in dynamics, and maybe it’s for the better, in the very least, necessary for now. There can be a sense of solidarity through an unpredictable landscape, and it can feel good to have people on our side who have our back. There can be a sense of humanitarianism and compassion in the air, but also rebelliousness, quirkiness, and unpredictability. These are certainly weird times. There can be a lot of excitement, and the lunar conjunction to Saturn also suggests the potential for some seriousness, or some level of challenge, maybe hard work or diligence is required in some way. But there can be teamwork and cooperation as well, and everyone has different skills and resources to offer and contribute. Although this mathscape is fairly independent and wild, it can also highlight our interdependence on one another. 


SAT AUG 21.

Today see’s the Moon in Aquarius conjunct Jupiter, and opposes the Sun in 29 degrees Leo. This can see an emphasis on individuation, freedom, and humanitarianism. The Sun in the final degree of Leo can see a sense of urgency around these themes. There can be a generous and expansive atmosphere on the one hand, while the differences between others can be highlighted on the other. Venus attempts to harmonize and maintain diplomatic relations while navigating a sea change, and trine Saturn she is interpersonally and financially conservative, cautious and careful. These are some adventurous vibes to say the very least, so having Venus positively linked to Saturn can help create a stabilizing undercurrent and favors taking calculated risks. As we build up to a Full Moon in freedom fighter Aquarius, in which we will enter into Virgo season immediately afterwards, the themes of freedom, rebellion, truth, justice, and individuation are writ in large, -and in cartoonishly theatrical font. This lunation makes it loud and clear that the themes of Aquarius need to be recognized, fully valued, -and given their proper due. Mercury goes on to trine Pluto as well, and this can see a lot of details coming to light, and increase a sense of intensity and magnitude of things. This aspect is excellent for sleuthing, researching, investigating, illuminating,- and distilling bullshit. With Mercury trine Pluto, Uranus, and opposite Neptune, the Universe tires of fuckery and wants to bring common sense and honesty back into vogue. This aspect also makes any attempts to conceal or manipulate the truth stand out like a sore thumb. These aspects also make for a focused, innovative, and creative approach that can be good for problem solving and brainstorming.


SUN AUG 22.

The Full Moon in Aquarius occurs at 5:22 AM PST this morning, conjunct Jupiter. This can be a larger than life feeling Full Moon that could feel down right theatrical, perhaps even a bit absurdist or Gonzo in nature. At 5:43 AM PST, the Moon enters reflective, sensitive, and imaginative Pisces, where it opposes Mars in Virgo, and makes a minor aspect to Venus. There can be subtle tensions to navigate. There could be some lucky breaks or windfalls that come with (or follow) this Full Moon. Perhaps in some ways this is unexpected, but more than likely it’s due to a lot of effort, time, patience, or hard work. The Sun makes it’s annual ingress into Virgo at 2:35 PM PST, highlighting all things Virgo, be it health, details, work, service, pets, crisis, crisis prevention, making improvements, perfectionism, worry, and being prepared. As the day wears on into evening, there can be a lot of sensitivity to the environment, and perhaps a subtle nervous tension in the atmosphere. Tomorrow there can be some worry wart vibes and a desire to seek and promote soothing and calm, or keep our ear to the ground and tune into our instincts. A sort of Full Moon hangover by the looks of it.



Monday, August 9, 2021

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 9-15 2021




MON AUG 9.

We begin this morning with the Moon in 29 degrees Leo, conjunct Mercury, Mars, and opposite Jupiter. These configurations confer courage and strengthen the spirit, perhaps in the face of what may have been some chaotic, overwhelming, or destabilizing circumstances. The Moon swiftly enters Virgo, emphasizing common sense, realism, reality checks, attending to the basics, and hands on crisis management, all during some rather draining feeling influences that are perfecting today (Venus/Neptune). The lunar conjunction to Mars can see some irritation, agitation, or a need to take action to solve problems, handle details, duties, or improve conditions in some area. It can be grounding to focus on something practical. This can see an active day with some uncertainty to confront or crises to handle. It may be difficult to pin point what the best trajectory is, and this can be a busy day with a lot of details to manage or work to do, and the atmosphere of “crisis management” or unanticipated circumstances that have required adaptability, can seem to be a prevailing undercurrent. Taking some time for self care can be important, as there may have been some shake ups at the New Moon that require some regrouping.  Evening see’s a lunar sesquisquare to Pluto, which can see some underlying intensity, along with a lunar trine to Uranus, which grows stronger tomorrow. It’s an atmosphere of “be ready for anything”, and emphasizes a need to think on your feet and improvise in order to increase security levels or manage a lot at once. There can be some pleasant surprises around the corner or a feeling of excitement, but also uncertainty.


TUES AUG 10.

This morning see’s the Moon in Virgo conjunct Venus and Mars, while trine Uranus and opposite Neptune. It can feel good to get more organized or prepared, and make things more efficient amidst uncertainty, and there may be some need for creative innovation due to forces beyond our control, or something not working out how we had planned. As the day wears on, we could feel we’re getting more of a foothold and sense of control over things as the Moon trines Pluto. Conversely, this can see us intensely focused on things *because* they feel out of our control, and there’s a driving need to feel prepared, or stay on top of any potential train wrecks or slippery, unreliable situations. There may be some pleasant diversions or detours, and circumstances can be highly unusual.  With Venus opposite Neptune and trine Pluto, there can be a lot of love and understanding across vast differences, and the theme of compelling but unusual attractions can also be ongoing, although there can be a lot of distractions and other draining influences to manage this week.  The Moon/Venus/Pluto contacts today emphasizes seeking out pleasure, beauty, and things that make us feel good, along with efforts to improve things, and bring more harmony amidst chaos and unpredictability. There can be an intense drive to step back into a more powerful position, slowly but surely, after having to regroup, improvise, or rethink something, due to some instability.  


WED AUG 11.

This morning begins with the Moon in late Virgo, conjunct Venus and trine Pluto,  while opposite Neptune, which can see a need to get to the bottom of something. There might be some vague worries or uncertainties around something, but the Moon/Venus/Pluto contact can help form a game plan and make empowering choices. The idea here is to strengthen your position and sense of security by attending to details and making improvements in the here and now. Afternoon see’s the Moon enter partnership oriented Libra, where the Moon trine’s Saturn. This can bring more stability within change as well as facilitate cooperation and working together with others, or seeking to harmonize amidst a whole lot of changes or an unpredictable atmosphere. A lunar opposition to Chiron can highlight vulnerabilities, but the Libra Moon emphasizes a desire for harmony, beauty, charm, getting along, and cooperative efforts. Mercury moves into Virgo today, bringing more focus to details and organization, and taking a closer look at the fine print of things. This can also see communications more emphasized in regards to others, and seeking common ground, but this time from a place of realism, groundedness, and realistic expectations. Mercury here can act as a helpful bullshit distillery, but also can increase the impulse to communicate and take more initiative regarding getting in touch with others. This could revolve around solving problems or managing or preventing a crisis somehow. There can also be an element of perfectionism as well, or a tendency to get lost in details, so being able to see the forest through the trees is important. This transit can put us in touch with others who can be helpful, and place a focus on finding solutions to problems and improving things. 


THURS AUG 12.

Today begins with the Moon in Libra trine Saturn, which can be a stabilizing influence and assist in harmonizing disparate elements or temperaments. The lunar opposition to Chiron can highlight vulnerabilities and emphasize the fact that no man is an island, and sometimes working together with others or reaching out for feedback or assistance somehow becomes a source of strength or increased stability.  With Mercury now conjunct Mars, there can be increased emphasis on communications. Perhaps this is through necessity that we take more initiative in this area. There could be a weakness, vulnerability, or time of need to address, (Moon/Chiron).  With the Sun squaring Uranus, there may have been an undercurrent of unpredictability or a bit of “shock and awe”, or something unexpected, or unreliable, that’s required innovation, change, rapid thinking, or quick adjustments with short notice. Teamwork or combining forces with others somehow can help foster more stability and assurance.  The Moon goes on to sextile the Sun while squaring Pluto, and there can be some powerful undercurrents or a push to be more outwardly expressive, or to shed light on something that’s going on that needs to be transformed.  


FRI AUG 13.

Today begins with the Moon in late Libra trine Jupiter Rx in Aquarius, while squaring Pluto in Capricorn. There can be some powerful alliances formed, perhaps there are intense circumstances that bring people together, or there is a need to widen our social net or experiment a bit. There can be some strokes of good luck or a sort of “guardian angel” feeling to these maths, but there could also be some challenges that require improvisation or reaching out to others and expanding terrain, perspective, or making contact with others. Perhaps taking initiative communication wise in some way. There can be an intensity of feeling lurking under the surface, and early evening see’s the Moon head into do or die Scorpio, making a sextile to Mercury in Virgo while still squaring up to Pluto, but then switching that up to a square to Saturn. Perhaps it’s a case of necessity being the mother of invention, or something drives us to need to contemplate taking action, dropping something, changing something, reaching out, communicating a need, or expanding our range in some way to make things more efficient. There could be some challenges or blockages, or a need for resilience. There could be a need to take action on Saturday, and there’s a possibility of some unexpected shake ups or surprises, but most likely beneficial. Stay confident in your ability to solve problems, face down challenges, and act in your own best interests. Positive connections can be made. 



SAT AUG 14.

Today see’s the Moon in emotionally intense Scorpio, sextile Mars in Virgo, square Saturn, and opposite Uranus. There can be some challenges but there is also confidence to face them. There is a certain “robustness” to these maths, and the opposition to Uranus can see some emotional instability or perhaps just some shocks or surprises or unusual circumstances that require adaptability, while the square to Saturn may require us to dig into our inner reserves and maintain a certain stoic resilience. Fortunately the lunar/Mars sextile brings self assurance and an ability to be assertive and confident in handling whatever life throws at us. There could be something unusual about whatever comes up, and the Scorpio lunation calls us to trust our gut and follow our instincts.  Later on, the Moon goes on to trine reflective Neptune, while squaring the Sun, and still opposing Uranus. This can close out the evening on an intuitive note, and is a good time to pay attention to psychic impressions and follow your instincts, pay attention to hunches, and trust your feelings about things. There can be some surprising insights or a need to “keep your finger on the pulse”, as positive shifts happen. Monday can actually bring some pleasant, expansive, or refreshing experiences. There may be a subtle atmosphere of intensity where things feel somewhat surreal, but Venus will shift sign, into Libra, where the planet of love and harmony is right at home.