Monday, September 26, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF SEP 26-OCT 2 2022




MON SEP 26

The Moon is in Libra trine Mars and Saturn and opposite Chiron, while Mercury is conjunct Venus and opposite Neptune. There can be a floating feeling of uncertainty and dreaminess that permeates the background, with a lot of little things to look after and address. The Moon trine Mars and Saturn is helpful here, in that it’s focused and productive, and able to hone in on what’s within it’s control. The Sun opposite Jupiter see’s a focus on growth and expansion. Partnerships are strongly highlighted, but so is simply bringing things into balance. This is the final week of Mercury retrograde, as it stations direct on Sunday. There will still be a shadow phase to wade through, but things can finally start to get back on track. The week get's better as it progresses, and Venus' entry into Libra on Thursday helps to create more harmony and balance. 


TUES SEP 27

Today kicks off with an even more concentrated effort, with the Moon trine Mars and Saturn in the early morning hours, but also square Pluto. With Venus and Mercury both trine Pluto, there’s a desire here to tie up loose ends and make way for some sweeping changes, clearing the path for easier, or more balanced times that can see more opportunities for growth. The Moon enters Scorpio at 4:15 PM PST, seeing a reflective and strategic atmosphere take hold as it makes trines to both Pallas and Juno. Mercury and Venus both opposite Neptune and trine Pluto can see a lot of dreaming and visualization, but also letting go and releasing of what’s no longer workable, making way for radical change and clearing out.


WED SEP 28

The Moon in Scorpio opposes Uranus and squares Saturn, while making a semisquare to Venus in 29 degrees of Virgo today. Emotions can be up and down, and there can be a certain restlessness or unpredictability to manage. This can see a desire for change, illumination, or to shake things up, but there can be an inner conflict around how to best go about something. The Sun opposite Jupiter doubles down on the theme of striking a balance between stability and adventure, but there can be some things to look forward to and things can feel more positive by the days end. Venus in 29 degrees Virgo can see peak productivity, but simultaneously, a desire to break free from being too trapped in the process of ones own success and enrichment. This can see something being successfully wrapped up, or a rut of some kind being broken out of, which can see a lot of optimism.


THURS SEP 29

Venus enters Libra at 12:49 AM PST, seeing the planet of love, money, beauty, peace, and pleasure kicking off a cycle where she is in her element. At it’s zenith degree, Libra is still very much chipping away at things, somewhat doubtful about the decisions being made, and still trying to get things “just right”. Opposite Jupiter however, there’s a lot of optimism, positivity and expansiveness, a lot to look forward to. There can be a feeling that a new era is kicking off. The Moon in Scorpio is sextile Mercury Rx in Virgo, emphasizing loose ends and taking care of last minute details. The earlier part of the day can be more challenging than the later part, as the Moon goes on to trine Jupiter and enters Sagittarius at 9:03 PM PST, seeing a whole lot of optimism and an adventurous atmosphere. 


FRI SEP 30

The Moon in Sagittarius sextile the Sun in Libra, trines Jupiter and Chiron in Aries. A lunar semisquare to Pluto can see some underlying intensity, and people can be more sensitive than they appear. These configurations can see people embarking into new territory somehow, and Venus in Libra opposite Jupiter can be excited and eager to position itself in such a way so as to reap the most benefits from the cycle. There’s a child like enthusiasm here. The Moon goes on to oppose Mars, which can see a lot of energy, excitement, impulsiveness, or impatience. Morale can be high, and there can be things to feel encouraged about, but there is also a lot still left to do.


SAT OCT 1

The Moon in Sagittarius is square Mercury Rx in Virgo and Neptune Rx in Pisces, opposite Mars, and sextile Saturn. The first half of the day can see a desire to wrap up responsibilities, but there are a lot of distractions. The mind can meander here and there, and there may need to be some lines drawn or boundaries laid down in order to prioritize some self care or stay on track with personal goals. Even though it’s Libra season, it’s still ok to say the word no. The Moon square Neptune is sensitive, empathic and imaginative, so it’s a good day to give yourself time to dream. Mercury is at it’s loopiest when it’s about to station, and tomorrow it stations direct, so it’s a good time to hold off on any earth shattering proclamations or major moves and give things time for dust to settle. 


SUN OCT 2

Mercury resumes direct motion at 2:07 AM PST. *Children cheering.* The Moon enters practical Capricorn in the wee hours at 12:38 AM, giving a nice, grounded feeling. These configurations are cautiously optimistic, and there can be a desire to get organized and take care of practical things in order to make room for dynamic, positive changes and to keep the beneficial trends flowing. Mercury at 24 degrees Virgo is surprisingly creative and even mystical, and this direct station can be desirous of time alone to think, plan, prepare, and to get things into order for the week ahead. There can be a desire here to engage with others, but there’s also a humble peevishness to these configurations, in spite of a growing sense of optimism, excitement, and anticipation. Venus is getting comfortable in her new position, and can take pleasure in improving the style and aesthetics of things, bringing more harmony and balance into the picture. Monday can see some surprising news, downloads, or communications. 










Monday, September 19, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF SEP 19-25 2022




MON SEP 19

The week begins with the Moon in comfort seeking Cancer sextile Venus in Virgo and Uranus in Taurus, while squaring Chiron. It also goes on to trine Neptune and oppose Pluto. This can see some pleasant deviations to routine, and comfort, support, or reassurance can come from unusual places or via unusual routes. This can be helpful, as Mercury Rx opposite Jupiter Rx, which perfects at 4 degrees this early AM PST, can see some indecision or overwhelm, with a lot of things to consider. There can be a desire to bring more order to an otherwise “chaotic good” expansion. Progress has been made, but there may be some mess to clean up and balance that needs to be restored. There can be something or someone exciting that can make quite an impact, change the game significantly, or in the very least, give us something to reflect on. The lunar square to Chiron can feel a bit vulnerable about entering into new territory, or about feeling between worlds or in limbo, but there’s an opportunity to do things differently or make refreshing changes. There’s a receptivity here to fresh inspiration and creative innovation.


TUES SEP 20

This morning the Moon in sensitive Cancer is trine both Neptune and Jupiter, while opposite Pluto and sextile the Sun in Virgo. This can see feelings heightened, and while major transformations and changes are taking place, there’s an expansive and dreamy atmosphere that can be highly absorbent and seem to open up worlds. There can be a growing enthusiasm as the Moon enters creative Leo at 1:38 PM PST to strengthen it’s trine to Jupiter. There may be positive feedback or good news that uplifts the spirit or provides courage, happiness, and confidence. This is a generous and expansive atmosphere, and in some cases, something can feel like it’s a pretty big deal. The Sun opposite Neptune can see energy levels a bit low or create a feeling that there are a lot of demands or changes to keep up with, and a need to streamline and simplify. In either case, there may be something to smile about. 


WED SEP 21

The Moon squares Uranus and opposes Saturn today, while making a sextile to Mars in Gemini and a trine to Chiron. Although there are some encouraging trends, there’s also a lot of work to do and certain things that need to be wrapped up or attended to. Mars trine Saturn see’s a controlled expansion and a focused determination with a definite goal in mind, and there may be a need to pair back in certain areas to make way for a lot of changes and ensure the momentum of progress continues. Things can feel exciting and challenging all at once, and there may be some unexpected surprises, delays, or schedule changes to accommodate. With the Sun at 29 degrees Virgo conjunct Venus, changes happening now can be largely beneficial to overall well being, even if there’s some uncertainty and stress from needing to yield to them (Sun opposite Neptune). There’s something a new to get used to, and Libra season will prioritize bringing more balance, harmony and peace.


THURS SEP 22

Happy Autumn Equinox! The Sun makes it’s annual ingress into Libra this evening at 6:04 PM PST.  Until then, we spend the day with the Sun in the final and most urgent degree of Virgo, which can feel like “crunch time.” Today highlights a lot of change and perhaps some excitement, yet with so many planets retrograde, and the Sun opposite Neptune, it may all feel like a lot to keep up with and maintain. The Moon opposite Saturn can see a lot of work to do. The fact that the Sun and Mercury switch places can call attention to a new era opening up with a lot of expansive potential, while at the same time, a whole lot of little details need to be wrapped up or attended to. If something is being dropped now, something new is immediately taking it’s place or assuming more prominence. Mercury Rx backing into Virgo tomorrow morning will bring attention to things that have been neglected or overlooked in order to tie up loose ends and work out the kinks. Libra season could highlight the sweet payoffs for hard work, but certain things could take some time to bear fruit as Mercury is backtracking.


FRI SEP 23

The Moon enters Virgo at 12:53 AM PST. The Sun having officially harkened in Libra season last night meets Mercury for a quick fist bump this morning as they exchange places and Mercury backtracks into Virgo at 5:04 AM PST to help clean up the mess and close up shop, while the Sun settles in to highlight a new area. As above, so below, as this can be the case in many peoples lives under these configurations. The house in your chart ruled by Libra gains an increasing amount of prominence, energy and focus as a new seed is being planted here, while the part of your chart ruled by Virgo is subject to reevaluations, changes, improvements, greasing squeaky wheels, reading of fine print, tying up lose ends, making diplomatic departures, cut backs, tweaks, or eliminations,- in order for something in the chart area ruled by Libra to finally find it’s legs and grow. Mars trine Saturn is determined, and the area’s in your chart ruled by Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius will only increase in significance as time goes on, as it’s in these life sectors that a juggling act will take place that can be challenging as well as extremely rewarding, depending of course upon how it’s used. The heart beat, or the kick drum of this scenario of course, is Saturn. Having a good relation with this planet and an understanding of the lessons of it’s current transit in your chart will help you get the most out of these configurations. The current maths strengthen a desire to bring it all into a cohesive balance, make it all gel, and write a recipe for success and fulfillment. 


SAT SEP 24

The Moon conjoins Venus and Mercury in Virgo, squares Mars, while trine Uranus and opposite Neptune and Juno. These are some strange maths. There’s also a quincunx to Saturn thrown into the mix. There can be a sort of nervous tension in the air and a desire for good times, but there could also be some risk averse, shy, anxious energy that may need to be busted through. There can actually be some interesting experiences today, and it could put a pleasant spin on a routine that’s maybe become monotonous. Something different can happen if a risk averse or shy attitude can be challenged. Venus and Mercury are both also making a potent trine to Pluto which can see an earthy, focused and driven energy that can feel really good. This is a very intentional energy that can see a clearing out or reshuffling process to make way for new, beneficial trends. Tomorrow see’s the New Moon. 


SUN SEP 25

Early this morning see’s the Moon, Mercury Rx, and Venus all conjunct, which can see a laser focus on changes we’d like to see happen. This can highlight a strong desire to get organized and get into alignment, and it’s an earthy and somatic energy that can get a lot of pleasure out of making improvements and getting into the physical body. There can be an element of perfectionism to these aspects, or a desire to get things “just right” can border on obsessive. There may be something or someone motivating us that feels really important or highly desirable to us. Regardless of what is driving us, there is a strong desire to restore balance, peace, and harmony to our lives and the various systems that support it. The Moon enters Libra at 9:43 AM PST, and the New Moon perfects at 5:55 PM PST at 4 degrees Libra, opposite Jupiter, and sesquisquare Saturn and Uranus. This degree of Libra is associated with the Two Of Swords in the tarot, which has symbolic ties to the major arcana Justice, and mythological, esoteric ties to Ma'at. There is a need here to restore balance and peace, -but not a synthetic peace at any cost that is achieved and maintained via people pleasing or an excessive desire to be accepted by a particular person or an “in-group”. This particular degree can be associated with being overly concerned with gaining the acceptance of others, going too far to gain their approval,- and too much dithering and indecision based upon an anxiousness to please and a desire to be seen as doing things “correctly” or being “enough”. Emanating a try hard, "pick me" energy is not only counterintuitive, but can also attract predatory energy and see missed opportunities that were more organically in alignment with who you are. Any 'peace' which has been built upon inauthentic compromises and a synthetic, aspartame premise that isn't really serving your growth will be weighed against the feather of Ma'at and phased out like the empty calories or unnecessary flex that it is. This drastically simplifies things. What is truly intended for you is actually surprisingly easy, comfortable and natural. It comes effortlessly to you when you recognize your own self worth, radiate self assurance, and decide that you deserve to feel good.  This New Moon is about removing blockages to harmony and balance, and can highlight opportunities to get on the same page with others without sacrificing core values or mission statements. 


Monday, September 12, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF SEP 12-18 2022




MON SEP 12

The week kicks off with the Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron, sextile Saturn and goes on to square Pluto. The Sun also makes an awkward quincunx to Saturn today. This can highlight a need to remain steady amidst potential obstacles or frustrations during the first half of the day. With Mercury now retrograde, this strengthens a theme of reevaluation rather than starting new initiatives. The Full Moon in Pisces showed certain cycles closing out, but also provided some breakthroughs, and an opportunity to look back and see just how far we have come. The Moon square Pluto can see intense preoccupations in the background, perhaps some challenges, fears, desires, major changes, or other things that may have a grip on the psyche. There may be a need to cut back on certain responsibilities or activities for the time being to make things more streamlined. 


TUES SEP 13

The Moon enters Taurus (exalted) at 4:39 AM PST, where it will form a stabilizing trine to Venus, a semisquare to Neptune, and a quincunx to Mercury. These are some creatively inspired configurations. There’s a focus here on going with the flow, and making things easier and more efficient. Venus in Virgo seeks to improve things, while the Moon in Taurus seeks to beautify, enjoy, and increase comfort. There may be some indecisiveness at certain points to grapple with, but for the most part, these maths are focused on making improvements that can make things more pleasant, comfortable, and harmonious, and there can be a creative streak to these configurations. The Moon goes on to conjunct Uranus in the evening, seeing some flashes of inspiration.


WED SEP 14

Today can see some surprises, perhaps pleasant ones, or perhaps there’s a need to innovate around obstacles or challenges with the Moon squaring Saturn and conjunct Uranus growing in strength as the day wears on. Perhaps this is just a need for resilience. People can need more freedom under these aspects, and things can feel a bit in flux. We still have the lunar trine to the Sun and Venus to work with for the first half of the day. Evening see’s a lunar sextile to Neptune and trine to Pluto, and this can see a drive to make some inspired changes, or something can make a deep impression on us. 


THURS SEP 15 

The Moon is in late Taurus during the early morning hours, and enters curious Gemini at 1:16 PM PST, to trine Mercury Rx in Libra. This places a focus on communications, news, and certain conversations that may be being revisited. Perhaps a bit of playing “catch up.” The Sun also conjoins Venus, highlighting love, money, creative projects, partnerships, and social situations. With the Sun also trine Uranus, Pluto, and opposite Neptune, getting on the same page as certain others may have felt like a game of tag. The Moon goes on to sextile Jupiter Rx in Aries as well, suggesting there may be some good news, or something to be optimistic about in the very least. The Moon in Gemini may keep people on their toes, with a lot to do, a lot of communications to keep up with, but this looks to be largely positive and beneficial.


FRI SEP 16

Today can see a lot going on, with the Moon trine Mercury, square Venus, sextile Chiron, and conjunct Mars. This can see a lot of motivation, energy, movement, and passion. Venus perfects a square to Mars at 14 degrees, and this may see certain things coming to a head. If you’ve encountered delays or frustrations socially, romantically or otherwise, try not to take it personally, as Venus in Virgo and Mars in Gemini can tend to bring up things that are largely out of people’s control, (such as work issues, health issues, or crises of one kind or another to manage) so the root of certain frustrations can be mostly arbitrary.  Some people have simply been overwhelmed. In the same vein, try to be patient with yourself as well. Today can see certain plans or discussions revisited, or in the very least, there can be an attempt to get on the same page with certain others. There may be a lot going on, so try to pace yourself or pair back where you can so not to overwhelm (or overbook) yourself. The Moon goes on to trine Saturn as the day progresses into early evening, seeing something accomplished or more stability around certain plans or discussions, although things can still be pretty open ended and up in the air. 


SAT SEP 17

The Moon in Gemini squares the Sun in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces, while trine Saturn and conjunct Mars. This may see a desire to see tangible progress, or nail something (or someone) down, or get a certain conversation started. Not in a bad or confrontational way, just in the sense that certain things or people have been a challenge to get on the same page with. Today see’s a push towards more stability and clarity, or there can be a desire to dip a toe into something. There may be sensitivity and maybe some nervousness around something, and maybe some inner conflict around how to approach something or someone. Trust your feelings, and don’t be afraid to be a little assertive. 


SUN SEP 18

The Moon enters cozy Cancer at 12:59 AM PST, squaring Mercury Rx in Libra and Jupiter Rx in Aries, while conjunct Pallas, and trine Juno. These configurations can see a desire to hunker down and form a strategy. There may be some indecision around relationships, how to approach them or integrate them, and how to best strike a balance between independence and interdependence.  The Sun enters partnership oriented Libra next Thursday, followed by a New Moon in Libra next Sunday, so reflecting upon these things is apropos to the season. The Sun and Pluto perfect a trine today at 26 degrees, and this can see a desire to tune out distractions and focus in on a mission or a clearing out process. This aspect brings major preparation vibes to the table, and can be thorough in it’s focus in spite of any distractions.




Monday, September 5, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF SEP 5-11 2022




MON SEP 5

The week begins with the Moon in ambitious Capricorn, trine the Sun in Virgo, square Mercury in Libra and Jupiter and Chiron in Aries, and eventually going on to trine Uranus in Taurus. Along with Venus in Virgo, these configurations are dedicated to making improvements, and the Sun and Venus in Virgo place a focus on health, healing, organization, elimination, self care, self improvement, and all of the little, humble things that amount to glory and fruitful harvest when properly attended to.  Pallas, asteroid of strategy, moves into sensitive and emotional Cancer today as well, emphasizing issues of security. The Moon squaring Chiron is very aware of weakness, while the Moon trine the Sun and Uranus is eager to make improvements, strengthen ones position and constitution, and change situations for the better. Venus in Virgo has a talent for seeing flaws and excesses, and this cycle is helpful for making systems of all kinds run more efficiently. 


TUES SEP 6

The Moon in Capricorn conjoins Pluto and sextile’s Neptune. This can see people very motivated by a dream. This is very goal oriented, ambitious energy. The Sun in Virgo trine Uranus Rx is eager to level up, clear out, streamline, and get into inner alignment with goals we’d like to achieve or changes we’d like to see happen. The Moon conjunct Pluto today can see a certain tunnel vision around this. The Moon enters Aquarius at 8:41 PM PST to trine Mercury in Libra, emphasizing communications, social networks, and happiness goals. There may be some good news on it’s way, but also a lot of distractions and a lot going on. With Mercury stationing retrograde on Friday, make sure to leave wiggle room for last minute changes or little things that can come up that require an adaptable approach. 


WED SEP 7

The Moon in Aquarius is trine Mercury in Libra, Mars in Gemini, and is sextile Jupiter Rx in Aries in the early morning hours, which can see the day kick off on an enthusiastic, motivated and perhaps busy note. Our goals can excite us, and there can be a lot of back and forth between ourselves and others that can include good news, positive feedback, honest discussions, or surprising reveals.  There's a lot of authenticity in the air, and it can be easier to just tell it like it is or drop any kind of front. As the day wears on, the Moon makes an awkward quincunx to the Sun in Virgo, conjoins Saturn and squares Uranus, seeing a certain serious tone or a need to be realistic around unexpected, wild card elements. There may be a need to attend to certain matters that might disrupt routines, or escalate out of control if not dealt with. It’s possible certain matters are tugging at our consciousness lest we forget about them. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Better to deal with small problems while they’re still small than to wait until they’ve escalated to less manageable levels. 


THURS SEP 8

The Moon in Aquarius is conjunct Saturn and square Uranus today, and with the Sun in Virgo trine Uranus and opposite Neptune, this can see some confusion around how to (and perhaps even whether to) address certain problems that may have cropped up. Getting a clear picture around the severity of certain issues, or whether or not certain issues require acting immediately, or if they can be corrected with time, patience, and making simple adjustments and changes may be up for examination. Mercury will station retrograde tomorrow at 8 degrees Libra, backing it’s way into health and efficiency oriented Virgo. Partnerships, working together with others in cohesion, and the balancing of various systems of our lives can be up for a review and a fine tuning. The Moon enters dreamy and sensitive Pisces at 9:42 PM PST, to oppose Venus in Virgo, which can see a spotlight on relationships and all Venus ruled matters (money, possessions, values, beauty, self worth, etc),- of course, all with a Virgo undertone. So this includes matters of health, wellness, healing, routines, efficiency, self care, self improvement, crisis and crisis prevention. Getting clear on how to handle certain issues may be a theme here, and right now, there may be a certain lack of clarity. Maybe solutions are actually surprisingly simple.


FRI SEP 9

The Moon in Pisces opposes the Sun and Venus in Virgo and squares Mars in Gemini, while in the early morning hours, trine Pallas in Cancer. There’s a bit of a worry prone tendency here, and certain things going on in the environment or in everyday routines, and for some, even within the physical body, can keep people on their toes. Maybe it's just a busy and distracting atmosphere. With the Moon trine Pallas, there’s a desire here to escape into sanctuary or form strategies that will generate the most security down the line. The Moon in Pisces intuitively gauges things as they unfold. Problems (or potential problems) can be highlighted here, but it’s possible that there’s a lack of clarity around the ideal approach to solutions. Mercury stations retrograde at 8:38 PM PST at 8 degrees Libra, while trine Mars in Gemini, highlighting various communications, negotiations, collaborations, and juggling acts going on that will need to find a balance. With so many planets retrograde, and with this being Virgo season, it’s best to simplify routines and situations as much as possible, and avoid adding unnecessary complexity, too many distractions, or biting off more than you can chew. You’ll thank yourself later for keeping things simple. The Moon opposite the Sun and squaring Mars can feel a bit jangled and potentially irritable so creating space for yourself to think and just breathe in between tasks and zooming around can be helpful, especially considering the Full Moon in Pisces occurs in the wee hours of Saturday, and the Mercury station can often be the most hectic and mischievous.


SAT SEP 10

The Full Moon at 17 degrees Pisces occurs at 2:59 AM PST. This degree of Pisces is associated with the 9 of Cups in the tarot, a card of inner contentment, wish fulfillment and happiness that is achieved on ones own. This is a card of inner riches, the vibration one wants to be on in order to achieve the 10 of cups. This degree also speaks of a delicate balance around ensuring one is not overly dependent on externals or particular people for satisfaction and happiness, so there is an element of emotional self sufficiency highlighted by this degree of Pisces. The Full Moon opposite the Sun in Virgo, conjunct Neptune and Juno, while sextile Uranus highlights unique spiritual bonds that are quietly supportive, although they are not suffocating, smothering, or binding in nature, they are deeply felt and contribute a great deal of inspiration to our lives. These configurations are interesting, and can see new insights and represent certain turning points. The Full Moon sextile to Uranus can see a quiet excitement, ESP experiences, telepathic links, psychic downloads, or other epiphanies . This aspect, along with the lunar conjunction to Neptune also emphasizes emotional independence, creativity, and detachment from outcomes, along with highly unusual, perhaps supernatural experiences and bonds (Juno.) Creating space for quiet reflection, meditation, and spiritual or creative pastimes can yield surprising insights. This Full Moon also being on the wellness axis highlights the need to strike a balance between body and mind, work and rest, and it’s possible that some people are preparing for an exciting venture this weekend. The Moon enters assertive Aries at 11:47 PM PST, seeing a conjunction to Jupiter Rx. This can see something to feel enthusiastic and optimistic about. 


SUN SEP 11

The Moon in Aries is opposite Mercury Rx in Libra, conjunct Jupiter and Chiron. There can be a bit of a scramble, but this day can highlight teamwork or working together with certain others to make something awesome happen. The Moon goes on to sextile Mars in Gemini, suggesting movement, busyness and communication. The Sun in Virgo forms a trine to Pluto today, suggesting a growing focus on making lasting improvements. Although the Moon in Aries is strongly autonomous, self directed and independent, the lunar conjunction to Chiron is sensitive and caring, and adept at looking after others, sometimes at the expense of it’s own needs. The Moon opposite Mercury Rx in Libra in the early part of the day can feel a bit conflicted. Even though certain initiatives promise fun and adventure, it’s possible to feel a bit at odds with it all initially, as there may be a part of peoples psyche that craves having time to just chill and nurture foundations (Moon square Pallas in Cancer). The Lunar sextile to Mars however is ambitious and motivated, and sets internal conflicts aside to make something happen. 



 







Monday, August 29, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 29-SEP 4 2022




MON AUG 29

The Moon enters Libra this morning to conjoin Mercury, trine Mars and oppose Jupiter, bringing focus to the area of your chart ruled by Libra, and highlighting something we’re excited about, as well as a balancing act and negotiation phase that will need to get underway. The Sun’s ingress into Virgo along with the New Moon and the retrograde station of Uranus last week perhaps saw some breakthroughs, last minute illuminations, or surprise revelations, but also some reality checks. Venus in Leo opposite Saturn and square Uranus is between worlds, and the Saturn/Uranus square highlights a balancing act between vital and necessary progressive change, evolutionary leaps forward, -and the preservation of essential structures and traditions. With Venus in the crossfire of these configurations, values, money, pleasure, possessions, and partnerships of all kinds are all highlighted, and Mercury’s entrance into Libra, which will station retrograde on Sep 9th, kicks off a negotiation and reevaluation phase. Today brings our attention to something that motivates us onward and upward, and how we’d like to get on the same page with certain others while also preserving our own autonomous vision. The Sun in Virgo squaring Mars is motivated to make improvements, clear space, and cut out the deadweight in order to streamline and make room for dynamic expansion and new life. Today can see some motivating conversations or news. A lot of busyness and fresh stimulation along with recent insights or revelations can inspire people out of ruts. With the Moon in aspect to Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter, there’s everything to play for, and the Sun in Virgo squaring Mars is mobilized to action and eager to see improvements. 


TUES AUG 30

The Moon in harmonizing Libra is trine Saturn, opposite Chiron Rx, sextile Venus in Leo, and square Pluto today. There’s an inner self confidence, ambition, and resilience here that motivates people forward, while under the surface, passions can simmer that function as a huge impetus for change and transformation. The Moon sextile Venus and square Pluto is charming, charismatic, convincing, driven and highly magnetic. There’s a subtle intensity, crackle, spark, and magnetism that can be present under the surface of certain interactions today. This submerged spiciness can positively fuel ambition and be very motivating. It can also feel satisfying to be productive or make headway on a goal. There can be a desire to bring more liveliness or openness into certain exchanges, and there’s a sincerity here that’s warm and engaging.


WED AUG 31

The Moon in Libra squares Pluto and trine’s Pallas, highlighting intense undercurrents or compelling pulls in certain dynamics. There can be a strong desire to open certain discussions or negotiations, but it can’t be forced. Timing is important, and there can be a need to form a game plan or strategize. The Moon goes on to enter Scorpio at 10:11 AM PST, where it will quincunx Mars and Jupiter, which can see some nervous tension, and some need to make adjustments, and perhaps slow down a bit and try not to overstretch. There’s a lot of passion, enthusiasm and sensitivity here, as well as a certain amount of electricity and tension. The Moon sextile the Sun in Leo this evening can see it easier to express certain feelings, take certain risks, or approach taboo topics. 


THURS SEP 1

The Moon in intense Scorpio squares Saturn, Venus, opposes Uranus, and trine’s Neptune and Juno. This is a pretty impassioned energy, and there can be some intensely felt ideals or hopes around certain interactions or endeavors. These configurations highlight the Saturn/Uranus square, and a pronounced desire for change can be felt, but there’s a need to overcome certain inhibitions or stagnant patterns, without sacrificing the the essential structures and longterm goals that sustain you. So a process of integration is underway. People might be a bit scattered or unreliable today. The Moon in Scorpio trine Neptune is sensitive and intuitive, and gently dissolves barriers or intuits the psychological landscape. The Moon opposition to Uranus is restless, inquisitive, and drawn to unusual people and pastimes, and craves for change on a deep level. There can be weird urges or callings, but a need to overcome a sense of inadequacy or inhibition, but also to be wise and cautious about risks. There needs to be a happy medium that is able to ring in healthy, life affirming changes while minimizing any potential disadvantages of doing so. A lunar semisquare to Mercury can see conflicts between head and heart, and a minor lunar aspect to Jupiter while squaring Saturn can see a lot of enthusiasm and optimism felt while at the same time, some intimidation, or other internal or external blockages that can feel like the cat got your tongue. The tension can make for some interesting dynamics, but it might help to count to 10 to avoid reactionary responses.


FRI SEP 2

The Moon in late Scorpio this morning squares Venus in Leo, is trine Neptune, sextile Pluto, and builds in opposition to Mars and trine to Jupiter as it inches closer to Sagittarius. This can see an electric excitement, optimism, momentum, and sense of adventure building. The Moon enters Sagittarius at 3:39 PM, and this can see a certain giddy excitement kick off the weekend. There’s an optimism and expansiveness here that can be eager to enter new terrain or expand horizons. There’s a lot of physical and mental energy here, so letting off steam with a good outlet can be helpful. Routines may need adjustment or space may need to be cleared or prepared this weekend to accommodate adventurous plans, spontaneous get togethers, or steps outside certain comfort zones. With Venus sextile Pallas, it’s possible that certain plans or desires have been in the works or in the back of peoples minds for some time now. The Moon opposite Mars highlights the need to alchemize disparate but complementary elements. Curiosity leads the way.


SAT/SUN SEP 3rd and 4th

The Moon in Sagittarius opposes Mars and squares the Sun in Virgo, which is squaring Mars, and this can see a lot of action, and an eagerness to clear the way for things that feed the spirit, widen horizons, and satiate a sense of curiosity. The Moon in Sagittarius is trine Jupiter and Chiron, and sextile Mercury in Libra in the early part of the day. This can see positive interactions that boost morale, and there can be a broadminded generosity of spirit and a lot of passionate exchanges that could even have a sort of healing undertone. Conversations can be philosophical, and differences between others can be a source of interest and excitement. The Sun in Virgo begins a trine to Uranus Rx today, seeing a strong drive to implement positive changes to routines and everyday matters in order to make the very best of our respective situations as this aspect plays out. It can also coincide to illuminating certain problem areas so that improvements can be made. Venus enters Virgo at 9:05 PM on Sunday, while the Moon is in Capricorn, seeing the planet of love, pleasure and money embark upon a self improvement kick. Venus is humble and devoted in Virgo, and there can be an inner conflict between keeping things simple or abandoning oneself to pleasure. Traditionally considered to be in her fall in Virgo, Venus here is extremely particular in her tastes and desires, and is skilled at finding flaws, and for this reason, Venus here can often produce a certain loneliness and chastity, as her standards are high. The other side of this coin can see Venus in this face be taken advantage of due to her humble and innocent nature here. Self improvement, elimination, preparation, organization, health, healing, organizing, purifying, cleansing and perfecting things are arguably the best uses of Venus through Virgo. As long as people don't get overly caught up in perfectionism, this transit can be hugely beneficial in making positive changes and making their lives more efficient. Along with self care, animal companions are highlighted under Virgo. Make sure to give them some extra TLC under this transit. The Sun in Virgo is also sesquisquare to Pluto, which emphasizes improving our ability to become more comfortable with being totally authentic and true to ourselves, and revealing certain aspects of ourselves to others without shame or complex. With Venus now in Virgo, this same emphasis will naturally extend into the interpersonal, social and creative sphere. Evening see’s the Moon sextile Saturn, which can see a certain thoughtfulness and a feeling of balance between our own needs v.s our responsibilities to others. 






Monday, August 22, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 22-28 2022




MON AUG 22

The Sun flexes at peak Leo (29 degrees) today while the Moon is in Cancer, emphasizing a more humble focus on the little things, the foundations that make life cozy and tick away smoothly.  There’s an awareness of ones own abundance and blessings here, with the Moon in Cancer squaring Jupiter and Chiron Rx in Aries, and although Venus in Leo keeps the party vibes going with a trine to Jupiter and and an exciting square to Uranus, she makes an opposition to Saturn that keeps us tethered to reality. This can be helpful with Mercury in Virgo opposite Neptune and trine Pluto, which can see an intense focus on unusual or mysterious things, wistfulness, dreaminess, wishful thinking, intrusive thoughts, or analysis paralysis.  The Sun enters 0 degrees Virgo at 8:16 PM PST, shining attention on how to make the most efficient and humble uses of our various bounties, blessings, the terrain we preside over, and the position we find ourselves in. This is a math equation that will play out over the Mars in Gemini cycle that will revolve around a balancing act between different goals and desires, and making it all gel together somehow into cohesion with dexterity and adaptability. Virgo season highlights the issue of making various systems of life function more smoothly and efficiently, making improvements, perfecting, cleaning, clearing, eliminating, purging, organizing, healing, and being helpful and of service. Given the other configurations in play, there can be a nervous excitement and cautious enthusiasm surrounding certain matters.


TUES AUG 23

Today can see some surprises or interesting downloads or insights, with the Moon in cozy Cancer trine Neptune and sextile Uranus. It also opposes Pluto, which can see an underlying intensity or a certain “research and development” quality to the day, perhaps a sort of investigatory vibe where something or someone has our interest and we want to find out more. Mercury is trine Pluto, so there’s a thoroughness around getting to the bottom of any mysteries, and seeing as Mercury is opposite Neptune, there are definitely interesting mysteries, or in the very least, compelling pulls down certain rabbit holes, or to highly unusual people, situations, or discussions. There may be something revealed, or a certain insight is gleaned, either from within, or via external sources. The Moon trine Juno highlights quiet support from behind the scenes, telepathic links, or wordless bonds. The Moon sextile’s Mercury later on this evening, which can highlight communications or news of significance. Uranus, planet of change, shock, illumination, and all things weird, stations retrograde tomorrow. It makes 2 major aspects of significance, a square to both Venus and Saturn, both of which are currently opposed. It’s sextile to Juno suggests this retrograde cycle will revolve primarily around relationships, and in particular, negotiating the dichotomy surrounding the desire for independence, freedom and individuality, with the desire for companionship and the benefits it also has to offer. Venus opposite Saturn, while they are both squaring Uranus while it stations direct suggests a sort of crunch time and an internal sea change in relationships, finances, creativity, self worth, self esteem, values, morals, authenticity, and personal character.


WED AUG 24

The Moon enters confident and enthusiastic Leo at 6:09 AM PST, where it conjoins Venus, sextile’s Mars and Jupiter, which can see more courage, passion, and drive. This can see an overall atmosphere that is open to risk taking, pleasure seeking, or braver actions than usual, although Mercury in the final degrees of Virgo can be a bit nervous or prone to analysis paralysis. The overall mood can be positive, and there can even be pleasant surprises. Uranus stations retrograde at 6:54 AM PST, and it’s sextile to Juno, with Venus and Saturn both squaring Uranus as well at this retrograde station definitely highlights relationships. This trend is further reinforced by Mercury’s entry into ‘let’s make a deal’ Libra tomorrow evening, kicking off a Mercury cycle focused on compromise, harmonizing, cooperation, and getting on the same page as others for mutual benefit. Today can see some inching forward in a certain direction. It’s possible to see some people act out of character, and in some cases, this can be due to repression. With Venus opposite Saturn, the Sun squaring Mars, and the Moon opposite Pluto the day Uranus stations retrograde, this can see some weird or wild things come to the surface, now, or over the coming days or weeks. The Sun sesquisqaure Chiron can see some vulnerability around self expression, either due to fears or rejection, lack of confidence, or fears around imposing on others. This aspect requires patience, compassion and understanding for yourself and others. There may be unclear parameters and confusion mixed with suppressed instincts or desires that can cause people to behave strangely or not know what to do with themselves.  Evening can see a pleasant time and morale can feel uplifted. There can be excitement and change in the atmosphere.


THURS AUG 25

The Moon in pleasant conjunction to Venus and trine to Jupiter and Chiron comes in opposition to stern and sticky Saturn, and a square to exciting Uranus. The Moon semisquare Mercury in 29 degrees of Virgo can see an anxiousness surrounding the responses to and from others. The Moon opposite Saturn can see some inhibitions, fears, intimidation, boundaries, or other challenges. Perhaps a feeling of a brick wall. Maybe something has come as a bit of a shock. With Venus opposite Saturn, it's reaching a crunch point where either clear and definite boundaries are permanently erected, or walls of ice or frustrating impediments are slowly melted and patiently chipped away at. Mercury, at the most urgent degree of Virgo, is still trine Mars, Pluto, and opposite Neptune. This may see, or may have seen, a desire to lunge forward into unclear territory out of pure instinct, compulsion, and curiosity, with little to no information to go on, which can see this final degree of Mercury in Virgo a bit anxious and perhaps overly cautious or a bit worry prone. The Moon square Uranus can see excitement, shock, or surprise. Maybe there’s been some provocative behavior on the part of others (or ourselves?) Or some other weird, wild or unusual situations. Mercury enters conciliatory Libra at 6:03 PM PST, strengthening it’s trine to Mars in Gemini. This can see discussions flow more freely, and perhaps there’s certain things revealed that can help negotiate an understanding of certain social, interpersonal, or financial situations, untie sticky situations, clear up misunderstandings, get the lay of the land, or make certain things clear. There might even be a risk of oversharing here, as there’s certain signatures of suppression combined with other signatures of truth serum, shocking reveals, or “phucket” moments. Mercury in Libra will seek to find the right balance. 


FRI AUG 26

The Moon in late Leo conjoins the Sun in preparation for the New Moon in Virgo tomorrow. Along with the Sun, the Moon goes on to square Mars in Gemini, which can see passions, emotions, and impulses gain a lot of impetus and momentum, and in some cases, this can cause some tension if our own desires are out of step with others, so it’s helpful to have a good physical outlet. These aspects are very passionate, curious, creative, fun seeking, and driven towards risk taking and even being a bit risqué, or just more open and brave than usual. Mercury in opposition to Jupiter while trine Mars can desire to be an open book and shoot from the hip, seeking an outlet for the passionate and impulsive energies. Things can feel optimistic. The Moon enters grounded and efficient Virgo at 5:25 PM PST, intensifying the squares to Mars. There can be a lot of physical energy here that seeks an outlet. This could be frustrating, or it can be tremendously productive, energizing, life affirming. It could be a bit of all of the above, as one can beget the other. These aspects might see some impatience, anxiousness, busyness, or irritability, and a lunar sesquisquare to Chiron can see some sensitivity or frustration around understanding or expressing the feelings. The New Moon is exact in the wee hours. 


SAT AUG 27

The New Moon occurs at 1:17 AM PST at 4 degrees Virgo. This is a humble yet fruitful decan. This face of Virgo is ruled by the 8 of pentacles in the tarot, which speaks of a great care and attention paid to small matters, hard work, repetition, and consistency, for an eventual fruitful bounty. In “The 36 Airs Of The Zodiac”, an anonymous text from the Hellenistic era, this decan of Virgo was named “prudence”. It’s an interesting decan, with associations with the goddess Themis, the Oracle Of Delphi, virgins, chastity, as well as very literal associations with farming, harvest, and the fruits of the land. Careful cultivation, prudence, preparation, delayed gratification, and a deep understanding of the laws of nature and the prima materia preside over this face of Virgo. As Austin Coppock writes in “36 Faces: The History, Astrology, and Magic of the Decans”, “The succulence and beauty of fruit and flower are the contradictory result of abstention and fastidiousness.” It speaks of the difference in quality between the touched and the untouched, the benefits of hard work, and the inevitable glory that follows humble and consistent efforts, the virtues of postponing pleasures, not rushing organic processes, and the importance of allowing fruit to ripen before it's picked. There can be a tension experienced at this decan between abstention and indulgence, and the Moon here can be prone to abandoning itself to (well deserved) whims. In “Degrees Of The Zodiac”, Esther V. Leinbach say’s of this degree of Virgo, “Necessity is the mother of invention”, and given that this New Moon along with the Sun,- is squaring up to Mars, the planet of passion, in Gemini, it’s possible that this tension could be acutely felt. Having a good outlet will help. Venus perfects it’s opposition to Saturn today and tomorrow, which can accentuate blocks, inhibitions, fears, and a certain peevishness, so if in doubt, err on the side of minimalism, and a less is more approach. This degree of Virgo is ultimately one of harvest, cultivation, and all organic processes and phenomena, literally and figuratively, -which can't be forced. Fruit picked too soon is bitter with the taste of force and haste, but fruit that is allowed to ripen and fall, but not eaten at all, is a wasteful application of virtue. The art of tming is important. This New Moon can produce interesting harvests and plant weird, wild seeds. The Moon goes on to trine Uranus in the evening, suggesting new insights, or surprises, but an opposition to Juno and an awkward quincunx to Jupiter and Chiron can bring out an anxiousness around expansion and wanting more, which can see some vulnerable spots. The key is being content and thankful for the beauty and simplicity of what's already naturally occurring and how far you have come. There can also be a desire to get on the same page as certain others, whatever that page is.


SUN AUG 28

The Moon in Virgo trines both Uranus and Pluto, while opposing Neptune. This can see strange or surprising dynamics, compelling pulls to unusual subjects or people, or a desire to clear up misunderstandings or get to the bottom of something. Venus opposite Saturn perfecting at 20 degrees can see a certain coldness or modesty. Perhaps it's shyness, but it can also manifest as an enduring attraction and a sense of loyalty and devotion. It’s a bit of an inhibiting, reserved influence that contains within it a great deal of creativity, persistence and resourcefulness in the face of what might not feel like very promising odds. There may even be some milestones being reached. The lunar trine to Pluto can almost relish the challenge that any weirdness, intrigue, mystery, or resistance represents. Mercury trine Mars can be quick to grasp new ideas, and unafraid to say what it thinks. There’s a need to strike a balance between being afraid to express the true authentic self, and going a tad overboard. A little could go a long way. There can be a high sensitivity to subtlety, innuendo, serendipity and synchronicity as well, with the Moon trine Pluto and opposite Neptune. Evening see’s communication more highlighted, as the Moon in late Virgo conjoins Mercury. Monday may see some passionate discussions, or some floodgates of communication open, perhaps certain things are made more clear. Venus will join the Sun and Mercury in Virgo next Sunday, and the awkward, strained, somewhat frigid influence of Venus opposite Saturn lets up by next Friday, giving way to a more enlightened perspective on certain issues.


Monday, August 15, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 15-21 2022



MON AUG 15

The week begins with the Moon in Aries conjunct Jupiter and Chiron Rx, while semisquare Mars in Taurus. The Moon goes on to also trine the Sun in Leo.  The early part of the day can be slightly irritable with the lunar semisquare to Mars, and there can be a bit of vulnerability for one reason or another, and the conjunction to Chiron can see a desire to look after loved ones. A bit of a protective instinct can be apparent, and there can be a lot of empathy here as well. The lunar conjunction to Jupiter isn’t super strong, but there can be a desire to maintain optimism in spite of potential frustrations or changes in plans. The Sun is still opposite Saturn and square Mars, although in good news, Mars has relented on it’s opposition to Saturn. This awkward Sun/Saturn opposition will ebb off as the week progresses, but for the time being is still active and a bit frustrating and grinding. A Sun/Neptune quincunx can accentuate feelings of longing or sensitivity to the environment, and perhaps a desire to escape reality. There may be certain cues or circumstances that call for simplifying plans, or pairing down and reducing expectations, but some people will want to push ahead with things anyway, which could potentially add to tensions. Venus in Leo in trine to Jupiter wants to party and enjoy itself. Other influences are less accommodating, so there may be certain things going on that cramp the party vibes for the time being that call for a more realistic approach.


TUES AUG 16

The Moon in late Aries is squaring Pluto while trine the Sun as the day kicks off, which can see some intensity behind things. A strong desire to shake things up and have a good time can feel at odds with other things going on, and the Sun still opposing Saturn can make it feel like certain forces are stopping people from doing what they want or generally hampering the vibe. The Moon square Pluto can generate intense feelings and produce a sort of dramatic or foreboding atmosphere that makes things feel kind of heavy or loaded. The Moon enters easy going Taurus at 7:22 PM PST, where the Moon will square Venus and insist on simplifying things and staying grounded, which may be at odds with more extravagant and boisterous vibes that want to let their hair down and party like Andrew W.K. There can be a certain awkwardness in the atmosphere that makes it slightly difficult to completely relax, or a sort of hemmed in feeling, but again, the Sun opposite Saturn will lessen as the week wears on. In the meantime, the Sun squaring Mars, while Mars is trine Pluto can see excess energy funneled into sweeping changes or revisions that need to happen anyhow. There can be a clearing out process in certain regards to make room for fresh energy.


WED AUG 17

The Moon in Taurus (exalted) is squaring Venus while semisquare Neptune, and goes on to conjoin Uranus, which can see a certain restlessness or excitement building throughout the day. There can be a drive towards pleasure, and things can be surprisingly pleasant. The Sun squaring Mars while still opposite Saturn can see frustration funneled into tremendous productivity and perhaps sweeping changes. There can be an innovative vibe building throughout the day and perhaps a need to think on our feet, or in the very least, have alternative back up plans should it be necessary. This is brought home even more when the Moon forms a trine to Mercury in crisis prevention Virgo, which is opposite Neptune, and this can see tomorrow filled with communications and perhaps last minute action plans being formed, or a need to accommodate the unexpected. Things can feel a bit uncertain, and there can be edgy or unpredictable influences to contend with that can cause a bit of anxiousness. 


THURS AUG 18

The Moon in Taurus squares the Sun and Saturn, while conjunct Mars, Uranus, and the North Node, and trine Mercury in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn. There’s a need here for resilience and resourcefulness, and Mars at the most urgent degree of Taurus can see some impatience with certain situations or circumstances. This decan of Mars in Taurus is not easy. Venus trine Jupiter keeps spirits high and courageous in the face of any challenges. A lunar sextile to Neptune later on can see compassion and sensitivity to the environment, an “ear to the ground” sort of vibe that operates on instinct and responds accordingly. A lunar semisquare to Jupiter suggests that there are options and alternatives if certain plans go awry. The Moon squaring Saturn and the Sun can have people feeling a bit at odds with certain things that are happening, and for one reason or another, it can be a challenge to stick to a time table. Mercury opposite Neptune can see compassion and humanitarianism, but also foggy thinking or a lack of clarity, while the trine Mercury forms to Pluto scans the environment for anything that requires a rapid assessment or quick action, -or signs that certain challenging influences will let up. 


FRI AUG 19

The Moon enters multitasking Gemini this morning, which will be followed by Mars tomorrow. The Moon in early Gemini is conjunct Mars in 29 degrees Taurus. Mars in this decan of Taurus is difficult, and is associated with folly, disaster, and hubris. It could just be annoyance with small things. The most positive octave of Mars in this face of Taurus is expressed as courage in the face of great challenges. As the day progresses the vibes change pretty significantly and mellow out quite a bit with the Moon in sextile to Jupiter and Venus. There can be a general pleasantness and sociability, and generosity in the atmosphere that can take the edge off of Mars in it’s final degree of Taurus in tension with the Sun, although there can still be a bit of impulsivity driving certain things. An awkward solar quincunx to Pluto can make it hard to find a sense of direction, and there can be a bit of a compulsive drive or a certain heaviness that people are eager to escape from. 


SAT AUG 20

Mars enters Gemini at 12:56 AM PST, which see’s the planet of passion, assertion, aggression, and conflict in a prolonged journey through the sign of the twins. Look to the area of your chart ruled by Gemini to see which life area will be energized by this extremely long Mars cycle. The Moon in Gemini is trine Saturn Rx in Aquarius and sextile Chiron, and goes on to square Mercury and Neptune as the day wears on. There can be a sensitivity here, and a desire to lighten things up, but also some uncertainty or nervousness that we can be keen to stabilize. There’s an emotional resilience and inner stability with the Moon trine Saturn, and a lunar conjunction to Pallas suggests a need to retreat or form a strategy. The ingress of Mars can be felt as quite a sea change, and there can be an excess of energy or stimulation that can overtax the nervous system, but there can be a lot of variety available as well. Things can be a bit confusing or uncertain, and there can be a lot of weighing up pros and cons. With the Sun no longer opposing Saturn, things can be lightning up and feeling less tense or constrained. 


SUN AUG 21

The Moon in talkative Gemini is trine Saturn for the early part of the day, and sextile’s the Sun, and squares Mercury and Neptune, and goes on to square Jupiter when the Moon enters Cancer at 5:29 PM PST. This can see a day focused on unwinding, relaxing, hunkering down, and perhaps planning ahead or preparing to innovate if necessary. Venus trine to Chiron can see some healing relief or some kindhearted influences can boost morale and uplift the spirit. The Sun square Mars wants to take risks and feels less held back and constrained by Saturn. A good day to settle into the Mars ingress. This passionate planet stations retrograde on Oct 30, and won’t go direct until Jan 12th of next year, so the area of your chart it’s traversing gleans extra emphasis and importance during this Mars cycle.