Monday, September 7, 2020

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF SEP 7-13 2020.




MONDAY SEP 7.

We begin this week with the Moon in sensual, tactile, and indulgent Taurus, and both Mercury and Venus having freshly changed into different signs, while we gear up (or down rather), for Mars stationing retrograde, to remain in tension with Saturn until October. The Moon in earthy Taurus is conjunct Uranus, trine the Sun in Virgo, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, and sextile dreamy and idealistic Neptune. This actually get’s the week off to a surprisingly buoyant start, and if there is still a bit of a crisis atmosphere, there is also the resources and determination available to resolve them. The Moon in Taurus sends some grounded shockwaves through the atmosphere and places emphasis on reshaping, transforming, and improving things, and making the best of them. What would you like to change for the better? There is a powerful and pleasant idealism in this mathscape that wants to turn dreams, ideals, fantasies, and aspirations into practical reality and mold things to it’s liking, and there can be some profound, transformative experiences and dynamics unfolding that can really be making an impact. These configurations can shine a light on the resources and various potentialities at our disposal, and ways in which we can use them creatively to improve our lot, build strong foundations, and multiply our abundance.  The sextile to Neptune can see an element of serendipity as well, and things going on can have a certain amount of surreality to them that can have us rubbing our eyes in disbelief at certain points. There’s a lot of generosity and fecundity in these configurations. Mercury in partnership oriented Libra sextile Venus in creative and passionate Leo can see some pleasant and charismatic interactions that can be quite beneficial and a sense of revitalization, passion and enthusiasm to life via some very harmonious, entertaining, and life affirming exchanges that can be really inspiring and motivating. Excellent for creative collaborations, romance, enjoyment and entertainment. Even if things have felt otherwise imperfect , challenging, or testing our patience, as the Sun in Virgo highlights crisis, crisis prevention, and what needs improvement and attention, and the Mars/Saturn square tests our endurance, exchanges with others, thinking creatively, and seeking to increase joy and confidence, can be the spark of life and motivation that help pull us through the bumpy parts and keep us motivated and inspired. Today can see a powerful focus on taking inventory of our respective situations, resources, connections, and seeking to innovate a firm foundation from which to springboard forward from. It’s an overall pleasant, abundant, blessed, easy going (but determined) energy that has a lot to offer, in spite of what can feel like some significant challenges or blockages.  The Mars retrograde can be best viewed as a steady and determined building phase, in preparation for Saturns final official re-entry back into Aquarius, (and hence, a different house in your personal natal chart.) Whichever house in your particular chart is ruled by Aquarius will be a primary focus of mastery, discipline, hard work, building, chiseling,  strengthening, and generally pulling our shit together for the next 2 and a half years. This will have a  pronounced focus on the future, and will call for some innovative, perhaps unconventional or even highly unusual approaches.



TUESDAY SEP 8.

Today begins with the Moon in late Taurus, in trine to Saturn, Pluto, as well as Mercury. We can be absorbing the profundity of impact of certain exchanges, and there can be some powerful negotiations, agreements, collaborations, conversations and interpersonal experiences underway that can really be bringing a lot of creative inspiration to the table. The Moon in the final degrees of Taurus goes on to sextile Venus in Leo as well, and this can see some pleasantly visceral and warm exchanges. The Moon moves into talkative and curious Gemini at 2:28 PM PST, and the trine to Mercury in Libra and sextile to Venus in Leo can place the focus on connecting and communicating with others, bouncing ideas back and forth, and keeping the inspiration and motivation flowing and growing. This can be quite an expressive atmosphere, and a lunar trine to Saturn suggests there’s something longterm about this. There’s work and patience involved, but there’s a focus on setting foundations, making agreements, and utilizing our creativity and our connections to others to form a workable game plan. This can be a pleasant, talkative, and charming energy, and quite busy socially and interpersonally.  Venus in Leo trine Chiron in Aries seeks to build confidence and strengthen the solar plexus chakra, and it can be that interactions with others have prompted a desire to polish our aura a bit and address anything we know is keeping us from being our most confident selves. Venus in Leo is a bit of a peacock and wants to display all of it’s beautiful feathers, and so the trine to Chiron is great for addressing weak spots in self esteem, taking inventory of any insecurities that may be holding us back, and doing what’s in our power to address and resolve them. There is a warm, compassionate encouragement here that can be really inspiring. Even if there is some shyness present, there is also courage and healing. With the trine Venus makes to Mercury, our interactions can be a source of continuous inspiration and encouragement. The Gemini lunation certainly see’s communications highlighted in a stimulating and pleasant way, and conversations can really bring a lot of enjoyment and vitality. With the lunar sextile to Chiron, there can be a very healing and compassionate quality to this. 


WED SEP 9.

Today see’s Mars station retrograde at 3:22 PM, at 28 degrees Aries. The Moon in clever and curious Gemini square the Sun in worry wart Virgo, trine Mercury in Libra, while later going on to square Neptune. There can be a bit of nervousness, worry, or anxiety to these configurations, and navigating a host of unknowns and what if’s can be a team effort, that definitely highlights the benefits of cooperation, and staying in touch and connected with others, and keeping in the loop. Minor lunar tensions to Mars and Saturn can add to a sense of hypervigilance or highlight the potentiality for challenges. The retrograde of Mars is a slow grind characterized by it’s square to restrictive Saturn, and this can see a test of patience and endurance, but there is definitely a passionate drive that will need to be channeled towards constructive ends in order to “unlock the next level of the game.” While many astrologers may fear monger about Mars retrograde, any transit, aspect, or configuration is an opportunity. With a square to Saturn, also retrograde, (in Capricorn), this is intended to function as a catalyst to some carefully considered action, or series of actions, and the backtracking can provide opportunities for reevaluation and consolidation of energy. This can help provide opportunity to focus our drive with more pinpoint precision, intention, and economy, and eliminate waste of time or energy. Sure, with the square to Saturn it’s possible to feel somewhat limited as to our scope of action for one reason or another, but it’s possible for any frustration to be funneled into something constructive. In fact, with Jupiter in frugal and disciplined Capricorn, it would be beneficial to do so. With the Moon in Gemini square the Sun in the other Mercurial sign of Virgo, and Neptune in Pisces, this kicks off the Mars retrograde off on a somewhat anxious and high strung note, and it can feel like a rather worrisome atmosphere that can have a “sleep with one eye open” kind of feeling about it, and have the nervous system alert for any potential crisis, danger, or what could possibly go wrong next. If the Venus retrograde in Gemini that squared up to Neptune in 2020 taught us anything at all about the nature of this year, it’s that there has been a whole lot of fuckery afoot. If 2020 had a slogan, it would be something akin to “FUCK. NOW WHAT?” If 2020-2022 had an official mascot, it would be Dr. Weird from Aquateen Hunger Force. Don’t even pretend like that isn’t a hundred percent accurate. That being said, this Mars retrograde begins on a somewhat tentative tone, with a touch of hyper vigilance to any potential fuckery afoot, and a lot of unknowns. This stresses the importance for a strong internal locus of control, which is a theme I discussed at length when Jupiter entered Capricorn. It will continue to be very important to stay focused on what it is that we *do* have control of, and channel any worry, anxiety, angst, frustration, or fear of any unknowns into constructive mediums that can provide a sense of stability, calm, self control, and self reliance. The Capricorn stellium has definitely heavily emphasized the sheer utility and practicality of lived and applied stoicism. Wherever you’ve been hosting this powerful Capricorn stellium in your chart, is where you’re undergoing a massive reconstruction and mastery process.  Look to the house in your natal whole sign chart that is ruled by Capricorn, to see what area of life you’re hosting a major transformation and rebirth, and where you’re seeking to reclaim your own sense of authority, power, and personal mastery.



THURSDAY SEP 10.

This morning sort of carries over a little of the nervousness or anxiousness from yesterday with the Moon Gemini square the Sun in anxious Virgo, and mysterious Neptune in Pisces. There’s a lot of unknowns, but a lunar sextile to Mars Rx in Aries see’s the cleverness of the Moon in Gemini team up with the drive and passion of Mars in Aries to create a t shirt that I used to have with a calculator on it that said “If there’s a problem, I’ll solve it.” This creates a keen adroitness that can be alert to taking action in a crisis (or to prevent one). In the very least, this energy doesn’t just take anxiety lying down, and is determined to do something about it. This can see physical movement be very good for the nervous system, as there can be a lot of mental and physical energy building up. A lunar trine to Juno in Libra spotlights relationships with others, and they can continue to be a source of motivation, harmony, and source of inspiration. Over all, this day can be action oriented and communicative, and the Sun in Virgo trine to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn can highlight an organization process, and place a focus on what we need to improve, perfect, purify, and prepare for, and all the little details that need tending to in order to lay down a strong foundation for the future, and reduce worry and anxiety as much as possible by covering all the bases.


THE WEEKEND.


This will have to be a synopsis, because I'm navigating a straight up genocide at the moment.


I didn't write the astrology for the weekend, but we kick it off with the 9/11 anniversary, in classic Rockefeller/zionist fashion.


In short, this is going to get pretty hairy, and is going to require a lot of innovation. Saturday looks especially difficult, especially towards the evening hours, with a moon/Mars square, and moon/ Saturn/Pluto oppositions, (Moon will be in comfort seeking Cancer)-confoet could be difficult to come by and we will have to fight for it. There could be some pretty challenging circumstances to navigate, and the atmosphere can feel a bit pressing and pressurized, emotional, intense, and possibly dramatic. Sunday see's a little relief but not by much, with the moon in Leo linking to Venus in Leo, and trine Chiron in Aries. A sliver of sunshine perhaps, amidst rapidly shifting and highly chaotic circumstances. This weekend is going to push a lot of people out of their comfort zones and could be very challenging. Next week can see some assistance, starting with the Moon in Virgo, which will emphasize crisis, so it doesn't mean things will be easy, but there can be some hard won improvements in circumstances due to sacrifices, attention to detail and hard work. But Virgo season this year is very crisis and worry oriented. When the Moon enters Libra, the focus will be on cooperation and working well with others. It won't be easy at all times to be on the same page, but it's imperative that people set any bullshit aside to deal with any crisis at hand and stick to the most pertinent issues. Because of my situation, I can't guarantee the weekly astrology will be posted next week, so I've tried to include a little bit of next week in this synopsis. I'm not going to sugar coat it, this isn't going to be easy. Once the Moon enters Scorpio, compassion will be key to navigating extremely destabilizing circumstances, and the lunar square at this Scorpio lunation to Venus in Leo can see some potential for drama that is largely unnecessary and perhaps even petty in light of the real issues on the line, so it will be important for everyone to keep their priorities straight and not allow any jealousy, competitiveness, or otherwise petty ego squabbles add unnecessary stress or friction to already chaotic circumstances. 




Monday, August 31, 2020

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 31-SEP 6 2020.




MONDAY AUG 31.

We begin this week with the Moon in detached, innovative, and rebellious Aquarius, making a trine to Juno in Libra, signifying a shared vision with likeminded weirdos. Minor lunar aspects to Mercury in Virgo and Venus in Cancer, as well as Chiron in Aries suggest kind of a crisis atmosphere that brings out compassion, understanding, and a desire to nurture, help, serve, and assist others through chaotic times. It also may translate to getting by with less, or having to make certain sacrifices for the time being. Everyone would be well advised not to forget to look after their own needs as well. In the afternoon, a lunar sextile to Mars in Aries can bring more self assurance, independence, and initiative. With the Pisces lunation tomorrow along with the Full Moon, we can see the possibility of something finally wrapping up and coming to a close. This can coincide with some nervous exhaustion, burn out, mentally and/or physically, so it’s a good idea to take extra care to be gentle with the mind and body, and find ways to nourish the soul, as this full Moon can see people running on fumes and in need of more rest, reflection, and tranquility than usual, as we adapt to the constantly shifting landscapes. Until then, the rest of today and this evening can see quite a lot of restless energy that seeks an outlet, physically, mentally, creatively, or all of the above. There’s an unconventional energy at play here that could require a lot of improvisation, and the Mars/Venus square, combined with the Mars square to Saturn and Pluto can be experienced as frustrating, invigorating, and revitalizing all at once, with the nervous system very stimulated.


TUESDAY SEP 1.

Today see’s the Moon in reflective and sensitive Pisces, opposite the Sun in crisis prevention and detail oriented Virgo. This can see a mopping up period, where certain crises will (hopefully) begin to show signs of waning. The Full Moon occurs exact at 10:22 PM PST, and in it’s build up we see it make a sextile to Uranus in Taurus, and a semi square to Pluto, Saturn, and Mars, and a conjunction to Neptune. A trine to the Part Of Fortune can see some turns for the better in certain situations that may have had us a bit frayed around the edges, but it looks like being adaptable is the primary theme of this full Moon. There is certainly a lot of compassion and sensitivity in the air, but with the Virgo/Pisces axis being activated, this places an emphasis on rest, recovery, and crisis management. Again, hopefully what we are seeing here is a crisis period coming to a close and wrapping itself up, as full moons are about completions. I would highly advise everyone be gentle and forgiving with themselves and others under this Full Moon, as the lunar/solar opposition of Pisces and Virgo can be experienced as somewhat draining.


WEDNSDAY SEP 2.

Today see’s the Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune, opposite the Sun and Mercury in Virgo, sextile Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, and trine Venus in Cancer. In spite of the fact that there could be somewhat of a hustle and bustle with the Moon/Mercury opposition, and perhaps some indecisiveness or doubt around what to do, there are also some pleasant influences that indicate some positive, and generous trends that can see certain challenges on their way out or at least easing up considerably. The lunar sextile to Pluto and trine to Venus suggests some pretty powerful dynamics in the works, and things going on that can make quite a deep impression. There’s a lot of emotional power in these configurations, so take care that your emotions have a creative, and positive momentum. Late night in the final moments of the day see’s the Moon also sextile Saturn, which can add a feeling of added stability. The lunar opposition to Mercury can see a lot of nervous energy, busyness, and a need to check the details and make sure nothing is forgotten or overlooked, as this particular configuration can be prone to nervous exhaustion with a lot to assimilate and digest. Over all, this day shows some positive trends with a great deal of compassion, and emotional and spiritual generosity. Largeness of spirit.


THURSDAY SEP 3.

This morning see’s the Moon in late Pisces, in opposition to Mercury in Virgo, trine Venus in Cancer, and for the first part of the morning, sextile Saturn Rx in Capricorn. This can indicate the possibility of a crisis situation coming to a close, bringing with it some feelings of comfort, safety, and security. The Moon enters the more assertive sign of Aries at 1:22 PM PST, to conjoin Chiron, while still holding a trine to Venus in late Cancer.  The Aries lunation can see a call to action, and the conjunction to Chiron can increase awareness of vulnerability and sensitivity, and can prompt an assessment of weak spots, while also generating a renewed enthusiasm for a fresh cycle with increased potentials and much broader horizons than before. Albeit, things will take hard work, discipline and focus, and the Mars/Saturn/Pluto squares will continue to hold influence over the remainder of the year, but as much as squares such as these are challenging, they also have the potential to produce significant breakthroughs and function as a catalyst. The lunar/Chiron conjunction can bring to light areas we may want to strengthen and consolidate over the course of the rest of the year. Mars stationing retrograde on Sep 9th will second this notion, as it won’t be in any other sign or occupy any other house in your personal chart for the remainder of 2020. Because it’s been in it’s shadow phase, from now until the duration of it’s time spent retrograde, Sep 9th, to Friday, Nov 13th, it’s a better time to form and reassess plans of action, and take inventory about what we want, our approach to getting it, and our desire nature in general. There can be a lot of introspection, second guessing, and reflection upon our impulses, which is a good thing. Acting in haste, impulsively, on a whim, won’t necessarily work out very well. It’s better to sit with any intense, pressurized instincts or desires a while longer, and form a workable, and realistic plan that won’t put us in a regrettable bind later. It’s a “look before you leap” transit, in the most simplified of terms, but can be used as a powerful catalyst.


THE WEEKEND.


FRIDAY SEP 4.

Today see’s the Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron while squaring up to Jupiter. There can be a caring, compassionate energy to the day, perhaps a lot of big feelings that command attention. A lunar opposition to Juno in Libra suggests that others aren’t entirely on the same page as ourselves, and perhaps circumstances call for a certain amount of independence, or at least being able to draw a line between being caring and nurturing towards others, while also still properly looking after ourselves and our own needs. The Sun in Virgo trine both Jupiter in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus has been placing the focus on being adaptable, innovative, broadminded, generous, and philosophical through crisis. Mercury is in the final and most urgent degree of “crisis management” Virgo today, and will enter into the more interpersonal, venusian realm of Libra tomorrow. This will shift thoughts, communications, exchanges, and short distance travels to a more relationship oriented theme. It’s much more pleasant to go somewhere because you want to, not because you have to, because of a crisis, health, or safety issue. Just as it’s much more pleasant to talk about things other than the latest crisis. With Mercury heading into a Venus ruled sign, this should lighten things up considerably, and there can be the opportunity for some pleasant and beneficial exchanges. Thank dog, because talking about the AQI has been getting really played out. I'm over it. 


SATURDAY SEP 5.

Today see’s the Moon in Aries conjunct Mars, square Venus in Cancer, as well as Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn, while opposing Juno in Libra. Mercury enters Libra at 12:46 PM PST. This places the focus on interactions with others, and makes it’s entrance on a very intense wave of configurations. The Mars/Saturn/Pluto square can create some significant passionate energy, due to the blockages, challenges, and delays that Saturn creates. Today can be very action oriented and bursting with energy. There can be some impulsiveness, but Saturn can temper that with patience and resilience. There’s certainly an intensity to the day, and there can be a lot of power in our interactions with others, perhaps even some tensions, certainly some intense undercurrents. Over all, this looks like a pretty impactful and transformative day, with Venus in the final and most urgent degree of comfort seeking, emotionally sensitive, and security oriented Cancer, and Mercury just having moved into partnership oriented Libra, there can be a heightened emotional atmosphere that can feel somewhat climactic in nature. Venus in her final degree of the security oriented crab works to nail down a foundation for something so that she can move on to focus on more playful, creative, and passionate matters, in Leo, where she will harmonize well with Mars in Aries. In short, today is potentially very intense.


SUNDAY SEP 6.

Venus moves into showy, creative and theatrical Leo at 12:22 AM PST, in the wee witching hours of Sunday morning. The Moon is in sensual and physical Taurus today, trine the Sun in Virgo, conjunct Uranus, square Venus, while still holding close contact with Mars in late Aries. The Moon later goes on to trine Jupiter in Capricorn, hinting that overall, this is an energy geared towards enjoyment, and it can be quite visceral, electrifying, or exciting somehow. Mercury in Libra sextile to Venus in Leo can hint at some really pleasant, and feel good exchanges. This looks like a pleasant Sunday overall, and there could be some unexpected turn of fortune for the better somehow, or a general feel good atmosphere of abundance, good will, and expansiveness. This looks set to kick next week off on a pretty magical, serendipitous, and powerful note.





Monday, August 17, 2020

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 17-23 2020



MONDAY AUG 17.

 This morning see’s the Moon in Leo square Uranus, sesquisquare Neptune, and trine Chiron. This can see an enthusiastic, idealistic, and innovative energy, with a compassionate bent. The lunar square to Uranus strengthens throughout the day and can see some spontaneous and surprising impulses and a desire to lighten things up after a somewhat strange and for some, frustrating weekend. With Venus in Cancer sextile to Uranus as well, there can be a desire to learn, and go about things in new and innovative ways, and there is also a great deal of emotional independence as well, probably ironically due to increased sensitivity. Venus square Chiron reminds us of old wounds and can see a protectiveness, which the Venus sextile to Uranus mediates via keeping a slight distance and not letting others get too close, even if you would like to. With the intense undercurrents of Mars square Saturn and Pluto, the Moon in Leo emphasizes the directives of the Sun and Mercury, both trine Mars in Aries. This see’s a desire to focus on what inspires, and motivates, and what is life affirming, in order to keep things moving forward and avoid getting bogged down by intensity. There’s an unpredictable atmosphere and a lot of strange happenings, shocks, and surprises, and in general the week begins on a curious note with a certain child like enthusiasm. There is a rebelliousness growing and people can be more outspoken if they feel cornered or pressured.


TUESDAY AUG 18

Today see’s the Moon, Sun, and Mercury in Leo in an energizing trine to Mars in Aries, in the build up to the New Moon that is exact at 7:42 PM PST. There can certainly be a sort of infectious passionate enthusiasm in the air that is quite appealing, and there is something extremely charismatic about these configurations. A lunar sextile to Juno in Libra suggests that others can be very persuasive, or in the very least their passion, drive, and enthusiasm can be quite catching and perhaps spark inspiration. This energy can be playful, communicative and impulsive and can see an expressive atmosphere. Someones message, tone, or the way they communicate, can be difficult to ignore and can make an impact or be highly influential in some way. Harmonious lunar contacts to the North and South Nodes on the Gemini/Sagittarius axis indicate a turning point and a desire to expand the mind, learn, and perhaps widen our circle or reference points a bit, and this can be guided by a life affirming creative spark. Perhaps something or someone has sparked our curiosity. There may still be an underlying caution or vulnerability present but the impulse to follow the guidance of the heart and expand our sense of joy and personal empowerment (Solar Plexus chakra) is very emphasized here. The energy of this New Moon in Leo can be best summarized with some Solar Plexus Chakra affirmations and powerful mantras, which I highly recommend meditating on, and fully integrating. The more damaged or weakened your Solar Plexus chakra is, the more these should be repeated daily, until they become your very nature. I will leave them with you below:

*I love and accept myself.

*I stand up for myself.

*I am strong and courageous.

*I am worthy of love, kindness, and respect.

*I choose the best for myself.

*I express myself in a powerful way. 

*I am proud of my achievements.

*I honor myself.

*I choose healthy relationships.

*I am authentic.

*I direct my own life.

*I appreciate my strengths.

*I feel my own power.

*I am free to choose in any situation.

*I seek opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.

*I am at peace with myself.


WEDNSDAY AUG 19.

Today see’s the Moon in Virgo, trine Uranus, and conjunct Mercury in 29 degrees of Leo. A sesquisquare to Pluto and a quincunx to Chiron can indicate a bit of intensity and sensitivity, and with Mercury in the most urgent and final degree of Leo there can be a feeling of urgency, or impulsiveness as well, that can perhaps cause a bit of anxiety in the undercurrent. Lunar sesquisquares to both Mars and Saturn suggest that there could be differences in pace, with one person wanting to push things way faster than the other. The Moon in detail, health, and fitness oriented Virgo makes a pleasing sextile to Venus in cozy Cancer in the afternoon which can ease tensions or differences. It looks like the “slow turtle” has the upper hand in this situation, with Earth emphasized now. With Mercury about to head into analytical Virgo, the other sign of it’s natural dominion, at 6:30 PM tonight, it appears that certain things will need further analysis and that a slow pace is best for everyone involved. Lunar trines to Jupiter and Uranus suggest big changes, perhaps in small and humble ways. This can bring some healing innovations to the table and a strong desire to improve, fix, heal and perfect. For some this can take a very physical dimension, for others, it’s more psychological or spiritual, as a lunar opposition to Neptune in Pisces highlights psychological issues, and perhaps emotional confusion over a love situation, or someone who has been in some distress. With the emphasis of Virgo growing, this will link up to the Capricorn placements and there can be a desire to “fix something” or level up in some way and improve. The lunar link to Venus in Cancer suggests an emotional and/or spiritual connection under the spotlight somehow, but it’s also perhaps an area of life that is under some analysis, due to some confusion, distance, circumstances, or vague worries. Otherwise, the lunar links to Venus, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune can certainly see some interesting and mysterious synchronicities, and perhaps we are exploring new ways of relating, or cautiously widening our circle. This can see people exploring beneficial and helpful contacts that could have a spiritual or healing dimension.


THURSDAY AUG 20.

Today see’s the Moon in Virgo trine Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn, and opposite Neptune in Pisces. These configurations definitely indicate a desire to heal or address a weakness, and increase personal empowerment, physical, emotional, and psychological health and resilience. The Virgo lunation focuses on crisis and crisis prevention, and there can be some anxieties about unknowns, and for some a need to release attachment to outcomes. However there are also hints at slowly increasing stability, but the Neptune involvement suggests a "lack" of some sort that is undermining stability. This can also see us mysteriously drawn to very unusual people, who may be spiritual, musical, or artistic. Basically these maths sort of indicate that something higher may be at work here and whatever we have going on there can be some compelling and mysterious pulls and strange synchronicities, and a strong desire to firm up our foundations and connect with our own spiritual and transformative power. A minor (but rather strong) lunar aspect to Uranus suggests this is a good time to shed limiting beliefs, stuck patterns or perspectives, embrace new possibilities, and cultivate and nurture new skills or contacts. It's also a lot of unpredictability that can be keeping everyone on their toes. With the Capricorn stellium being activated, and with Venus sextile Uranus, opposite Jupiter, and square Chiron, there is certainly change and expansion happening interpersonally, and some weaknesses to address. There can be a general feeling of security being challenged and vulnerabilities can be highlighted. For some, there may be feelings of dependency, or an expectancy that someone will come to the rescue. (Will they though?) There is a need here for moderation, self sufficiency, realism, and preparedness... Remember how to stand tall on your own if this resonates with you. Interactions which help encourage individuality, personal development, independence, and self empowerment will be helpful. The weekend can see relations with others under the spotlight, and it can be a tricky balancing act. The Moon in Virgo goes Void of Course at 8:37 PM tonight suggesting a good time to reduce/avoid too much pressure, slow down, and keep things "basic". Overall this is an anxious lunation and these configurations can be prone to worry.



THE WEEKEND.


FRI AUG 21.

Today see’s the Moon in relationship oriented Libra, opposite Chiron in Aries, and square Venus in sensitive, security oriented Cancer. A quincunx to Uranus late in the afternoon as well adds some unpredictability and indicates a need for some adjustments. There may be some things going on that might make us feel a bit vulnerable and focused on protecting our security. The Sun in 29 degrees of theatrical, dramatic Leo trine Mars in Aries can highlight certain heated situations, and as the Sun gets closer to entering Virgo (which it does tomorrow) it links up with Mercury, which freshly entered this crisis oriented sign. This can highlight a need to stay informed and stay in touch with others, and highlights communications and being on the move, or the possibility of needing to be. With lunar squares to both Jupiter and Venus, this can magnify the emotions and make us more aware of weaknesses. Things can also seem larger than life at the moment. A crisis atmosphere can be challenging to manage, but the square to Jupiter can make us prone to apathy, and the Moon in a Venus ruled sign just wants things peaceful. There can be some intensity this weekend to navigate, but people are eager and willing to help one another out and keep each other in the loop.


SAT AUG 22.

Happy Virgo season and Happy Birthday to all you Sun sign Virgos out there! Today see’s a bit of a crunchy atmosphere…with the Moon in Libra squaring Venus, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn, as well as opposite Mars in Aries. It looks slightly distressed or in the very least, intense, perhaps a bit draining, but the Libra lunation emphasizes the importance of compromise, harmony and diplomacy. A minor, but strong lunar aspect to Mercury in Virgo suggests a need to stay in touch with others, and perhaps some anxiety, and overall busyness. The lunar/Mars opposition definitely indicates the potential for tension, stress, challenge, or some urgency. This is magnified by the squares to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, making everything kind of a big deal right now, and teamwork is very important. Late this evening, as the Moon get’s into the later degrees of Libra, it forms a helpful sextile to the Sun, now in crisis prevention oriented Virgo. This opens the potential for relief, or at least some positive or serendipitous contacts on the way, but this weekend can close out on a restless, emotionally changeable, moody, and excitable note. In the very least, it appears that help is on the way.


SUN AUG 23.

Today see’s the Moon in Moody, intense, and private Scorpio, opposite Uranus, sextile Mercury in Virgo, and trine Venus in Cancer. This can see a lot of resourcefulness, as well as a need for innovation. There can be some good news, serendipity, compassion, and perhaps some rabbits pulled out of hats at the last minute. It could be we get some news that helps make us feel a bit more secure about what may have been some pretty chaotic influences this weekend. We may not be out of the woods yet, but there’s a major push towards resolution that can help bring some comfort and security, even if things are a bit dark, intense, or dramatic, and a bit unpredictable, (the emotional climate can be very changeable.) Late evening throws in a lunar trine to Neptune which can certainly see compassion and sensitivity heightened even more, and there could be some unusual, mystical, or profound connections or experiences to reflect upon. Minor hard aspects to the North and South nodes can show that some lessons are being learned the hard way, but as Monday rolls in it appears that there are kind and generous influences that wield their considerable power to help to bring more stability and calm, and bring some resolution to what has felt to be a crisis atmosphere. Again, we aren’t out of the woods yet, and there can still be a bit of an uphill battle, but in spite of precariousness, certain configurations can help to bring more confidence, calm, and stability amidst the more chaotic and worrisome influences, even though there is still much work ahead to really gain a foothold, which we will hopefully begin to see once the Moon enters Capricorn midweek.


Monday, August 10, 2020

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 10-16 2020.



MONDAY AUG 10.

Today see’s the Moon in Taurus , conjunct Uranus, and square Mercury in theatrical and expressive Leo. This can see a sentiment of some being fed up with restrictions and very vocal about it. The lunar/Uranus alignment emphasizes freedom from constraints, but can also see a lot of weird, wild things going on, while the lunar square to Mercury can see this have somewhat of an overdramatic flair. The later goes on to square the Sun in Leo as well, and form a trine to Jupiter in Capricorn. This can see more emotional generosity, while simultaneously bringing more attention to stubborn resistance to impediments on freedom and human rights. The spotlight is certainly on the fact that people want their basic human rights back. I woke up this morning and my attention was very much on the situation in Melbourne Australia. The current configurations certainly exemplify the world events. The Mars/Saturn square shows two factions that do not agree, and it can be difficult for people to resist divisiveness and a demonization of “the other side.” It will be important therefore, to try and maintain our common humanity for the rest of the year, as there are celestial trends that could encourage a certain dehumanization, particularly of those who “don’t follow the rules” or question “authority” in any way. Under such configurations, it will be wise to question the merit of such “authority”, as the proclivity towards abuse of power is certainly present in the configurations of 2020. Currently not only is Mars in Aries squaring Saturn in Cap, but also Jupiter, so there is an inflated reactionary response on both sides, but particularly so on the side with the most power and authority that is emphasized in triplicity in Capricorn (Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto.) As the week starts out with the Moon in Taurus we see unconventional, shocking, and unexpected moves on behalf of authority as well as on behalf of those opposed to it, and with Leo currently emphasized there is a certain overdramatic, even bombastic flair to all of this, and Jupiter certainly magnifies and exaggerates everything beyond all proportion.



TUESDAY AUG 11.

This morning begins with the Moon in Taurus conjunct Uranus, square the Sun and Mercury in dramatic Leo in the early morning hours. For some this can see some lucky breaks or bizarre strokes of fortune, or other interesting, noteworthy happenings. The trine to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, as well as a loopy, relaxed sextile to Neptune in Pisces dominates for most of the day, which can see some unusual, out of the ordinary occurrences that stand out somehow. This can certainly see some pushback against repressive measures gain some foothold. It also creates a potential opportunity to dissolve division with a lunar sextile to Neptune in the picture for a portion of the day. This can see empathy and understanding, or at least the potential for it. The lunar square to the Sun in Leo, along with the trines to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto certainly brings authority (and clashes with it) into the spotlight, perhaps in a dramatic way.  For the most part today offers a grounded energy that is good for getting a foothold and making transformations that can help to form a good foundation. There is an edginess to the configurations of the week that are a consistent background theme, but the Taurus lunation can help to keep things simple and focus in on what’s in our own control and what’s in front of us. Cultivating self determination can help to stave off feelings of powerlessness, as with Mars in tension with Saturn (and with Pluto, exact on Thursday), this can be a source of edginess and discomforting undercurrents, as it can feel like certain powers are operating unchecked over our lives that can add to feelings of frustration, unsettled power dynamics, or looming confrontation. Self determination can help to transmute any such sources of edginess. Today offers a good opportunity to get grounded, rooted, and help to cultivate some stability and focus in on our center of power and internal locus of control.


WEDNSDAY AUG 12.

Today see’s the Moon enter talkative, busy and multitasking Gemini. No major aspects form for the majority of the day, but a sextile to Chiron, a semisquare to Mars in Aries, and a sesquisquare to Pluto in Capricorn suggests taking initiatives, or perhaps having conversations via text, online, or with neighbors, or taking short trips in the local environment that can help to boost morale, or set a completely new precedent as to how we go about things in our everyday, local environment. The emphasis is on siblings, neighbors, and communications under the Gemini lunation, and things are changing and transforming in this area for sure, and people in our local environment could be catalysts for a new precedent. It could be that certain things are difficult to put into words for now, and that much of what we are doing now is simply observing and planning. There can be an increased sensitivity to what is said or done now, and it’s possible we’re just feeling things out or are in a fact gathering phase on how to approach something or someone, (or whether to do so at all.) The Moon in Gemini is inquisitive and curious, and there could be a subtle, low key fascination with something or someone perhaps rather different from ourselves, or perhaps we feel misunderstood, or have misunderstood someone else. If that's not the case, it could be that things are simply transforming in our neighborhood or local environs in a big way, and this could set off some nervous excitement. Regardless, the lunar sextile to Chiron provides a certain compassion and understanding for other people’s struggles, as well as some healing synchronicities. This lunation can heighten our curiosity about the world around us, and see us seek more variety and stimulation through our everyday environment. Today may be more about observing. Tomorrow can see more actual communication or talks transpire, or agreements reached, but there can be some confusion in the air, -at least initially. It can be challenging if it feels like people are from “different camps” or “different cultures”, or simply have different points of view that can feel irksome to get around or reconcile, as people can be pretty entrenched in their viewpoints. Otherwise, this is a very catalyzing mathscape that can see some powerful changes and negotiations unfolding.


THURSDAY AUG 13.

Today see’s the Moon in Gemini sextile Mercury, and eventually the Sun, in playful and creative Leo, -while also squaring Neptune. It could be that a common chord can be struck through playful or creative activities, and there can be a playful, competitive streak to these configurations. There could also be good news, but also a feeling that more information is yet needed. The Mars/Pluto square is exact today at 23 degrees, which can certainly see some intense, if rather passionate undercurrents, and the lunar square to Neptune can bring up some of the confusing themes we experienced under the Venus retrograde. It can also potentially help function to dissolve entrenched viewpoints or barriers if given the chance. This powerful square can see some potent transformations or major power moves. There's definitely something "big" going on here that changes the landscape entirely. There is definitely a mischievous, curiosity and a playfulness to these configurations, that can see a sort of subtle competition of viewpoints that can spark some rather impassioned reactions, or stir intense feelings, or excitement. The Moon later goes on to sextile Mars in the evening, which really emphasizes the Mars/Pluto square, and on a positive note this can function as a sort of catalyst, and see some powerful actions being taken. The lunar square to Neptune all day can make for a sensitive, confused, if somewhat delusional vibe, and there can be an element of longing, dissatisfaction, or spaciness to this that can seek an outlet via entertainment, fun, creativity, recreation, or playful competition. There’s also the potential here with the Mars/Pluto square, for some drama, intensity, impulsivity, or compulsion, but this energy can just as easily be funneled into something extremely constructive. In either case, something changes forever going forward, and in a big or noteworthy way that makes an impact and a difference. The weekend can see a more emo, comfort seeking turn, with a simultaneous drive to seek creative stimulation, fun, or amusement. There's definitely some excitement in the air, and the configurations certainly suggest that some major shifts are happening that indicate the possibility that life could become more fun or entertaining.


THE WEEKEND.



FRIDAY AUG 14.

This morning begins with the Moon in Gemini sextile the Sun in Leo and Mars in Aries, while still making a square to Neptune. This definitely suggests that there are certainly new initiatives that are infusing life with more excitement, motivation, and joy, and possibilities can feel promising. The lunar square to Neptune indicates the need for more information before we get too balls to the wall excited, but there is promise there for more excitement and opportunities, particularly in the local environment, and through communications. There’s a childlike enthusiasm here that can be bursting with energy that can really serve to light up any sense of flagging motivation. Suddenly things seem less drab and there can even be something to celebrate, even if it seems a little premature to draw conclusions. There’s definitely a lot of action this morning and perhaps a busy (but exciting) atmosphere. Mid morning see’s the Moon conjoin Venus as it prepares to enter cozy Cancer late in the afternoon at 4:36 PM PST. This can see some positive developments in relationships, partnerships, and on the home front, and regarding security, rootedness, and a sense of tribe. Evening see’s the Moon square Chiron, which can see a bit of vulnerability, but this also provides an opportunity to work out and assess any weaknesses. There are definitely some powerful changes happening under these configurations that can change our whole sense of “home”, “tribe”, “family”, and some people can be uprooting entirely, whilst others can be welcoming new (or old) members into their family or circle of close trusted others. A reconfiguration and revitalization of some sort is happening that is certainly causing a transformation. 


SATURDAY AUG 15.

Today see’s the Moon in Cancer conjunct Venus, square Chiron,  sextile Uranus, opposite Jupiter and Pluto, and trine Neptune. Wow. Talk about big changes. Some people could literally be moving or uprooting. Whatever is the case for you personally, it’s clear that things are definitely changing in a big way. Change can make us feel vulnerable, even when it’s positive. There’s something almost idyllic, synchronistic, or fated about this, and the lunar oppositions to Jupiter and Pluto definitely suggest that there’s nothing small fry about the changes unfolding at a foundational level in our lives right now. In some ways, with the lunar square to Chiron, we can feel a little out of our depth or a bit vulnerable in the face of what may feel like a rapid sea change, but there is something simultaneously sort of mystical and serendipitous about what’s unfolding, almost an answer to a prayer.  In some ways these configurations indicate that the universe seems to be sending nourishment and a sense of comfort, security directly where we’ve needed it most. Kind of like a big hug. There can definitely be a lot of emotion and sensitivity in the air, and things can feel “poignant”. Just the lunar contact to Uranus alone indicates foundational changes. Things are in flux right now, but seem headed in a positive direction that can set a completely new precedent. Big changes in the works, and there can be a lot of inspiration around this. 


SUNDAY AUG 16.

Today see’s the Moon in sensitive Cancer square Mars in Aries, while opposite Jupiter, Pluto, and eventually Saturn joins in on the action. Moon/Mars squares can sometimes be irritable and emotionally impulsive, frustrating, and intense, but for the most part this day can be centered around taking action around the home front or in regards to domestic situations. Again, a lot of people could literally be uprooting or moving house, or simply changing something big at a foundational level. There can be some impatience, aggression,and intensity to todays configurations, but this energy can be channelled into some constructive actions, as squares always indicate action. Certainly there is intensity in the air today, I can't emphasize that enough, considering the planets and signs involved, but the trine to Neptune suggests using our intuitive faculties and leaning on faith or connecting to whatever our concept of the divine is, to navigate very powerful currents. It also indicates a lot of synchronicity is afoot. This energy illustrates a foundational overhaul, and the construction of new foundations being set into place. The lunar opposition to Saturn can indicate that perhaps duty or some seriousness overrides our need for comfort and connection, and this can see some feeling cut off and perhaps a bit lonely or despondent, but this too shall pass, and it’s most likely just impatience, or circumstances beyond our control that is at the root of any despondency or discontent anyhow.  There’s definitely a lot of energy available to get a lot done.With both the Sun and Mercury in Leo making trines to Mars in Aries, there’s a hint of drama excitement, perhaps a stormy or theatrical atmosphere. For some, this can even have a romantic or creative dimension, and can see some exciting negotiations, intense undercurrents, or interesting plot twists, shifts, or handshakes underway. Next week begins on an exciting, unpredictable note, with the Moon in competitive, playful Leo squaring Uranus in Taurus, and trine Chiron and Mars in Aries, indicating dynamic and positive changes, plot twists, certainly a lot of strange dinner theater, some of which can do a lot to boost morale or bring surprises.

Monday, August 3, 2020

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 3-9 2020.



MONDAY AUG 3.

Today begins with the Full Moon in weird, unconventional, and detached Aquarius, exact at 8:59 AM, culminating at 11 degrees,-(Interesting side note: the Moon also entered Aquarius yesterday at 11:11 AM PST.) It squares Uranus Taurus, opposes the Sun in Leo, sextile Chiron, and trines Juno in Libra. A sesquisquare to Venus in late Gemini is also present. This can see people needing some space, as this full Moon is a somewhat liberating influence that indicates a desire for some self exploration. It’s a bit of a vibe of “finding oneself” or figuring out where you feel you belong. There can be some minor tensions present, and a bit of rebelliousness in the air, as people grow more weary of constraints or rules. The lunar trine to Juno hints that there is a drive for change perhaps motivated by others, but it also emphasizes a desire to get along harmoniously in spite of great differences. With Mars exalted in Aries, it’s place of strength and dominion, growing in power due to the squares to Jupiter and Pluto, and eventually, Saturn- there is a growing push for independence, as well as growing pushback to any inhibiting, constrictive rules or authoritarian forces. This full Moon emphasizes a desire to individuate, as well as feel free to experiment, or shake free of any oppressive or restrictive ruts or influences, and be able to do things a little differently. It’s a good chance to take some time to breathe, innovate, experiment, follow some whims, and not worry so much what others may think about it. In the afternoon, the Moon sextiles Mars in Aries, placing further emphasis on independence, individuation, and breaking away from the crowd or the norm, or having to answer to others somehow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oohFGOmcxuo

Here I go again on my own.  The evening see’s a lunar trine to Venus in Gemini and it’s possible we’ve got our eyes on future possibilities and potentialities interpersonally, and this lunar link can indicate thoughts or communications regarding our shifting interpersonal and social landscape. Relations can feel somewhat distanced and detached now, but that’s to be expected when there’s been somewhat of a sea change occurring, both internally and externally. This is naturally going to reflect itself in the interpersonal and social spheres. There can be a passionate drive to let some fresh air in, experiment, and change things up.


TUESDAY AUG 4.

Today see’s the Moon in Aquarius dance with Venus in late Gemini, and this can see a detached changeability in the interpersonal sphere. This can see an air of change blowing through the social and personal departments, and a desire to experiment, widen our social network, or perhaps dip our toe into the water of making some social or interpersonal changes, and connecting with more like minded people in new, innovative, or untried ways. This can also see a draw to the unusual, the unconventional, and can see personal and social dynamics be a source of surprise, change, innovation, and experimentation. Things may have a somewhat detached feel, with the Moon and Venus both in cerebral air, but come evening time, the Moon enters sensitive and reflective Pisces, which can see us in an imaginative and sensitive frame, perhaps reflecting on the various changes going on around and within us. Mercury leaves emotionally preoccupied Cancer for lighthearted and creative Leo around 8:34 PM. This cycle should help lighten up the thoughts, and see communications take on a more playful, warm, and child like tone. This closes the evening out on a pleasant and tranquil frame, where there could be certain longings present, but also an awareness of various possibilities.


WEDNSDAY AUG 5.

Today see’s the Moon in meditative and solitary Pisces, making a sextile to Uranus in Taurus. With the Sun in creative and expressive Leo trine Mars in Aries, and Mercury having just entered into Leo, this can see the thoughts drift in a more playful direction. This is an imaginative and innovative energy that can see us reflecting upon our creative, romantic, expressive, or competitive prowess, and perhaps dreaming up ways we could be more courageous as well as seek more fun and play in our life, or simply express ourselves with less inhibition. The lunar sextile to Uranus can stir the imagination, and make us receptive to some out of the blue inspirations or psychic impressions. We could be hungry for inspiration and keen to hunt it down and follow it. With Mercury now opposition to Saturn in late Cap, there can be some initial inhibitions to work out, particularly when it comes to communications. This influence won’t last however, and is fading fast, so it can be a lot easier for people to approach communications with more courage and benevolence, -and less intimidation or inhibition. The evening rolls out on a lunar conjunction to Neptune, while making a semi square to Saturn, which can see us working to dissolve any remaining feelings of intimidation or inhibition, and embrace the idea of cultivating more courage and expressiveness.


THURSDAY AUG 6.

Today see’s the Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune, sextile Jupiter and Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn, and square Venus in the final, most urgent degree of Gemini. This can see a focus on making inner changes and building inner resilience, perhaps driven by certain particular others, or certain social or interpersonal possibilities. Or in the very least, fantasies or visions we may have around these things. Certain things have to fully dissolve, whether these be hang ups, habits, patterns, relationships, ruts, insecurities, excuses we tell ourselves, etc etc…before we can embrace a particular direction or possibility more fully. These configurations definitely embody an inner transformation triggered at least in part or in full by our desire to see changes in our social or interpersonal dynamics. Perhaps this goes both ways, and certain changes in our social or interpersonal dynamics trigger changes within ourselves. Whichever is the case for you now, emotions can have a powerful momentum now that can lead to some intense experiences, even if just privately, and there can be a lot of intuitive downloads. Venus entering Cancer tomorrow can indicate a significant shift in personal dynamics, and perhaps the birth of new ones, or at least a new chapter. New interpersonal beginnings.


THE WEEKEND.


FRIDAY AUG 7.

This morning see’s the Moon move into assertive Aries at 6:05 AM PST, getting the day off to a more energetic start. The Moon trines talkative Mercury in fun seeking Leo which could see a creative and impulsive, fun seeking flare to the day. Venus leaves indecisive Gemini for the more comfort and security seeking Cancer at 8:21 AM PST. The Moon squares Venus, which indicates some action being taken on the interpersonal front, and the Moon conjunct Chiron shows courage that is enhanced by it’s trine to Mercury in Leo. There could be a boost in courage and a decisiveness that was lacking before.  Later the Moon goes on to trine the Sun in Leo as well, suggesting our will is in harmony with our emotions. This can be a creative and talkative day, and there can be an impulsiveness to it. Emotions may be more involved than is apparent, and in the very least they can be enhanced or enriched in some way, with Venus now in the sensitive and gentle sign of Cancer. Venus here is more comfort seeking, and appreciates coziness. This weekend can see an impulsive streak, with the Moon and Mars in Aries taking the lead. Know when to reign it in so you don’t wind up following a wild impulse at the expense of a longterm goal. 


SATURDAY AUG 8.

Today see’s the Moon in Aries forming a passionate conjunction to Mars and Chiron in Aries, an opposition to Juno in Libra, and a trine to the Sun in creative and competitive Leo. Lunar squares to Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn magnify the intensity here as well. Going along to get along isn’t really an option here, as it’s clear that freak flags must be flown. There can be a lot of passion behind communications under these configurations, and things can be entertaining to say the least. There’s certainly a focus on creative expression, having fun, and seeking out more entertainment and joy. There can also be a sort of edgy, competitive vibe present for whatever reason, but the passions are definitely stoked. Saturn may put the breaks on certain passionate impulses this weekend somewhat, when the Moon makes a lunar square to the planet of duty and discipline late this evening. That’s ok, because when you’re finally able to indulge in whatever fun or passionate inclinations are bubbling up, you’ll be able to do it without any guilt. It may just be that there are certain things to get out of the way first. 


SUNDAY AUG 9.

Today can see the passionate impulses of yesterday hit somewhat of a wall or have to be put on ice briefly, as the Moon in Aries conjuncts Mars but squares Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto. This energy can be funneled into clearing the decks or finishing up loose ends. The Moon sextile’s Venus in cozy Cancer around 4 PM PST, before heading into sensual and earthy Taurus in the evening. This can see a day of concerted effort to take initiatives that make it possible to enjoy ourselves without anything getting in the way, interfering, weighing us down, or mucking up the gears. The Moon in Taurus sextile to Venus in Cancer can see a pleasant enjoyment of creature comforts and indulging some of the good things in life, in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. There can also be something new or novel about connections being made, with the Moon’s conjunction to Uranus. Certainly refreshing or emotionally rejuvenating. It could be we’re simply preparing ground for some new chapter interpersonally or socially to be able to unfold. Removing any remaining blockages or liberating ourselves from any stifling influences can be a theme. Next week can begin on a note of dynamic change. 




Monday, July 27, 2020

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 27-AUG 2 2020.

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MONDAY JULY 27.
Today see’s the Moon in intense and investigative Scorpio square the Sun in theatrical Leo, opposite Uranus, and trine Mercury in Cancer. This can see some very interesting twists and turns, and there can be a lot of intrigue and mystery, as well as some rather unusual forms of expression, unusual communications, or news that can be stranger than fiction. With the Moon in penetrative Scorpio squaring the Sun in Leo there can be sources of underlying tension, or friction, and with Uranus involved this can be a source of restlessness and highly unusual ways of handling the intense, fluctuating undercurrents. The Moon’s link to Mercury in Cancer indicates intuition and psychic receptivity is high, and we can be highly impressionable to incoming information or impressions we pick up from the macro and micro. There can be some flashes of insight or creative genius as well. With the Moon in sensitive Scorpio this can be an odd mixture of introversion and extroversion, that can also cause us to reflect how we may be coming across, as well as generally trying to suss out the various external theatrics around us. This is an intense and passionate energy that can see unpredictable shifts in mood, and is an odd combination of playful and dead serious at the same time. Somewhat mischievous even. The lunar/Mercury link can see emotional resonance or psychic links even in the face of differences, misunderstandings, or petty disagreements. With Mercury also square Mars in Aries, as well as now opposite Pluto, some disagreements can get under the skin more than others, but there can be a strong desire to expand perceptions and horizons, and to think outside the box. It’s possible that certain emotional dynamics can take us outside our comfort zone, and things can feel unpredictable for now. This lunation provides a reflective enough atmosphere, and the Sun in Leo trine Chiron in Aries suggests that the use of humor or a playful approach can help to mitigate sources of tension. With Mars squaring Jupiter and increasing in strength, everything can feel “really big” right now, and there can be a growing desire to do or be part of something significant, or just make significant changes. Later, a lunar trine to Neptune deepens the reflective atmosphere, and can see the day wind down with a sense of repose, solitude, or emotional replenishment. This can see some interesting creative activities, meanderings, dreams, communications, emotional or psychic impressions, and inspirations as well, with a focus on exploring the inner mysteries of the emotional and instinctual world, weird or beautiful fantasies, and longings (with Venus square Neptune), and perhaps a growing sense of restless excitement and low key intensity. 

TUESDAY JULY 28.
Today see’s the Moon in Scorpio trine Mercury in Cancer, sextile Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, and trine Neptune in Pisces. This can see some real beautiful and fantastical longings, and a deeply impressionable, sensitive and creative atmosphere can be present that really longs to make the ideal real, and bring the idyllic down to Earth somehow. There can be a desire to dissolve boundaries but there can also be a lot of silence or communications can be more subtle and less direct, but the atmosphere can feel big with all kinds of feelings of varying dimensions. Mercury squaring Pluto now can see fanaticism, and none of us are off the hook when it comes to being absolutely obsessed with our ideas, with a strong urge to impress them upon others. In the very least this aspect makes it somewhat difficult not to mentally or emotionally fixate on certain things, so there is a certain mental and emotional compulsivity and tendency towards fixation under this aspect. We can also be deeply impacted by something we read, see, or hear, or the conversations we have. Something can make quite an impression. Later, a grounding lunar sextile to Saturn is formed, and there can be a concerted and intense effort towards making reforms and transformations to lay solid foundations down in order to set the stage for bringing more magic, beauty and divinity down into the realm of the real. The energy of the day rolls out a bit like a wind up toy, winding itself up for tomorrows more buoyant Sagittarius lunation, which can liven up the mood significantly. 

WEDNSDAY JULY 29.
Today see’s the Moon in adventurous Sagittarius trine the Sun in playful Leo, and Mars and Chiron in Aries. This is a warm, active and passionate energy that can lift the spirits considerably or set us out on our own personal excellent adventure and bogus learning journey. With the Sun and Moon both trine Chiron, there can definitely be something boosting morale here, or giving us a sense of increased optimism, confidence, courage, curiosity, and expanded horizons or possibilities. A lunar sextile to Juno in Libra suggests that relationships to others could be involved somehow in opening up our world, expanding our horizons, or teaching us something new. We can be less averse to what is strange, foreign, or different than what we’re used to and rather drawn towards a change of scenery or opening things up and expanding our reference points. Adventure and a desire to learn, play, and expose oneself to new things, cultures, and activities beckons. This may see some hit the road and travel literally, but others may simply be more adventurous and impulsive wherever they’re currently located. A potentially fun, active, playful, and explorative day.

THURSDAY JULY 30.
Today see’s the Sagittarius Moon trine Mars in Aries, opposite Venus in Gemini, and square Neptune in Pisces. This can see a loopy and confusing, but impulsive energy. It’s a bit punch drunk really. Balancing our own needs with those of others can be challenging a bit today, and there can be more than one interaction to navigate at once, or simply confusing dynamics, decisions, crossed signals, or mixed messages to handle. Utter confusion. Clown world. Being content to ad lib along with the currents and not get too stressed about unknowns for the time being can help make the best of the energy. There’s a dynamic energy available that can be channeled really well through creativity, but otherwise I would try to ease back on taking any major consequential initiatives with the Moon and Venus both a little punch drunk behind the wheel. Evening time is a good time to slow down, dream, reflect, visualize, imagine, and prepare for the journey back to “earth,” with the night closing out on the lunar/Venus/Neptune note.

THE WEEKEND.

FRIDAY JULY 31.
Today see’s the Moon enter stoic and earthy Capricorn, to trine Uranus, and square Chiron. Something may shock us down to Earth, not necessarily in a bad way, but perhaps just catches us off guard or before we were entirely ready, which can make us feel to be not exactly in the strongest position. This can see some really unique situations unfolding however, that are somehow “unorthodox” or just really unusual, odd, interesting, or exciting. This can build momentum over this weekend, and can see some tensions or conflicts of interests with others, or simply just a lot of activity and action in regards to relationships. A lot of changes are unfolding now at a foundational level. Certain kinks are being worked out, and the lunar square to Chiron highlights weak points that need to be addressed.  With Venus nearing her end of her (EXTRA LONG) journey in indecisive Gemini, to enter Cancer next Friday, the time period between now and then will be an important decision making time interpersonally and/or socially. Venus here will seek more emotional fulfillment, creature comforts, hugs, and security, and won’t be so content with surface level or superficial interactions. Mercury too will shift sign next week into Leo, with a Full Moon in Aquarius on Monday, so this points to following what makes us feel most alive and creative, rather than sticking to what is familiar. This weekend sets the stage for dynamic change. 

SATURDAY AUG 1.
Today see’s the Moon in down to earth Capricorn opposite Mercury in Cancer, square Mars, trine Uranus, conjunct Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, and eventually sextile Neptune. There can be some differences of opinion, conflicts of interest, or just poor timing to navigate here, with a definite potential for some slight crotchety vibes, frustrations, or a subtle undercurrent of butthurt, tensions, misgivings, or misunderstandings. Equally, there is the ability to take an elevated and mature perspective, and penetrate to the essence of things, with the Moon in serious Capricorn trine unorthodox Uranus in common sense Taurus, and conjunct Jupiter and Pluto. The addition of the lunar sextile to Neptune as the day progresses helps connect us to our intuition and compassion, but also increases the desire to avoid and evade any intrusiveness, argumentativeness, or confrontational behavior, or in the very least try to bring some peace and work towards dissolving conflicts at their roots. Today can see the possibility for some charged discussions or intense undercurrents within dynamics, but the Moon in Capricorn does it’s best to carry this all with a cool and stoic head. These can actually result in some productive exchanges, and any tensions present can actually result in significant growth opportunities that can really make longterm impact and be beneficial, if handled constructively and with an open mind.  

SUNDAY AUG 2.
This morning begins with the Moon in the final degrees of Capricorn, making it’s super sewious aspects to Saturn and Pluto, as well as it’s crotchety opposition to Mercury. Certain topics can be a source of misunderstanding, yet simultaneously too intense to discuss, which may just see people go their own way or carve their own independent path, haters be damned. This can also see some rifts in alliances, some permanent, if people aren’t careful. Unless that’s what you’re looking for, take care, as Full Moons, (as we have tomorrow) do signify endings, and the closing of chapters. If you need to make an exit, try and make a clean one and keep your dignity intact. The Moon in Aquarius opposes the Sun in Leo, and I’m sure by this point, the build up to the Full Moon can begin to be felt. With the Sun in Leo trine independent Mars in Aries, there’s a feistiness to this energy that can see people really feeling themselves and determined to do their own thing, follow their own bliss, and go their own way if they have to. Giving people a lot of room to breath and be themselves under this lunation, including yourself, will get the best out of these configurations. The Moon goes on to sextile Chiron, and square Uranus, which indicates people will want freedom to experiment and individuate themselves, and tinker, toy, and play with their identities a bit. This sets the stage for an interesting week ahead next week, with a lot of dynamic interpersonal and social changes in store. The Full Moon kicks it off with a bit of a bang.