ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 28-SEP 3 2023
MON AUG 28
This morning starts out on an intense and determined note with the Moon in the final degree of Capricorn conjunct Pluto and going on to trine Mars now in Libra. This may have seen an intense push for progress last week, that continues onwards this week. There may be a few bumps along the way, or some reality checks that need to be factored in. Innovate. Adapt. Overcome. With Mercury retrograde, there may be some mistakes to correct or account for. The Moon enters detached Aquarius at 7:32 AM PST, seeing the day pick up speed with quite a lot of momentum. There’s an emphasis here on teamwork, collaborative efforts, networking, taking initiatives, innovating, or mixing it up socially. The Moon goes on to oppose Venus retrograde in Leo, while sesquisquare Mercury retrograde in Virgo. There can be certain things that have had people feeling slightly out of sorts. Avoiding impulsiveness or reactivity and leaning more in the direction of decisive, positive actions can help prevent crossed wires, misunderstandings, or dashed expectations. This is the final week that Venus is retrograde (HOORAY!). Uranus stations retrograde tonight at 7:39 PM PST, and although less personally felt, signals a reevaluation around experimental moves and risk taking.
TUES AUG 29
The Moon is opposite Venus and sesquisquare Mars, while square Jupiter. There can be a need to pace yourself, as there can be impatience with blockages or slow downs that can see people eager to make up for lost time, and perhaps take things too far or overshoot in an effort to catch up. The emphasis on the element of earth shines light on the importance of realistic expectations. The Moon goes on to square Uranus while sextile Chiron, which can see some surprises. People can act out of character or something unusual can occur that can be highly synchronistic or even therapeutic in some regard. Times can be strange, and many things are shifting and in flux, so the upcoming Pisces lunation and Full Moon tomorrow can require a steady rhythm, vision, focus, endurance and discipline. Tonight can see some interesting and adventurous energies. Leave room for some unusual diversions.
WED AUG 30
The Moon enters reflective Pisces at 6:56 AM PST, where it will go on to oppose the Sun and conjoin Saturn, culminating in the Full Blue Moon at 6:36 PM PST at 7 degrees Pisces. This face of Pisces is traditionally ruled by Saturn, which is apropos considering this Full Moon’s proximity to the ringed one. This first face of Pisces is also ruled by the 8 of Cups in the tarot, a card known as “Abandoned Success”, symbolized by a man wandering, in search of insight and fulfillment, no longer content with what he was once so invested in, having out grown it. With so many planets now retrograde, much is being reevaluated. This Full Moon could simply see a need to retreat from certain demands in order to recalibrate, or to form a new strategy. The pressure to fulfill certain responsibilities can also be keenly felt, but for some, there can also be a sense of disillusionment, or a sense that their expectations of themselves, others or certain situations, need to shift somehow. Things may simply need more patience, and maybe some temporary sacrifices. This Full Moon can see a commitment to a new path forward, and symbolize a release of things that are no longer appropriate. Contrary to what this decan of Pisces may imply, and it's proximity to Saturn, these configurations are largely positive and constructive. Whatever is being released or phased out will need to be replaced with something more suitable. Mercury Rx in Virgo trine Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus provides a lot of common sense insights, new ideas, and illuminating facts about important details that may have been previously overlooked or underestimated in their significance. These configurations are resourceful, even if there are somber realities that have to be faced or adapted to. This Full Moon emphasizes a mature and reality based approach to certain dreams and ideals. It also emphasizes a long game, and the importance of getting certain details in place. Things may not be absolutely perfect now, but with patience and commitment, and the ability to streamline, there is a lot of potential for growth, abundance and fulfillment.
THURS AUG 31
Ideals can be strong today, but it can be important to maintain some discernment with the Moon opposite Mercury and sextile Jupiter. The afternoon see’s the Moon sextile Uranus and conjoin Neptune, which can see some inspired ideas, synchronicities, and a feel good atmosphere that can be very stimulating to the imagination, fantasy and creative faculties. This can be a good time to suspend worries or fears and just embrace the moment and appreciate the more subtle realms of reality. Late evening can see some poignant emotional or spiritual experiences with the Moon sextile Pluto. Mars in Libra is eager to take initiatives socially or interpersonally.
FRI SEP 1
The Moon enters dynamic Aries at 6:25 AM PST, kicking off the new month with a driven, can do attitude, almost like a clean slate, brimming with possibilities. With the Moon leaving the sleepy, dreamy fog of Neptune, there’s a growing enthusiasm, and a brighter outlook as it forms a trine to Venus in Leo, which will station direct this Sunday. With the Moon opposite Mars and trine Venus, interpersonally, socially or creatively, things can start to heat up, and things that seemed dreary, stagnant, or devoid of life can begin to sparkle with possibility, a potential that some folks had all but decided to give up on or consign away to never land. There can be some haste and impulsiveness, perhaps even some frustration to see things move along at a faster pace. It’s better not to force anything or rush now. Allow things their sweet time to ripen. Nonetheless, there can be a spark of life that makes itself evident under the Aries lunation.
SAT SEP 2
There’s a sweetness and sensitivity here, with the Moon in Aries trine spicy Venus in Leo getting ready to station direct. Other lunar aspects (Saturn, Chiron) point to some shyness and reservation. There can be inhibitions or fears of rejection or other weaknesses or vulnerabilities to overcome. For some, this may even take the form of a literal injury or illness that is still in the process of recovery. For others, it can be negative memories or a sort of romantic or social awkwardness being grappled with. Late night see’s the Moon square Pluto, which can see intense feelings and desires bubbling under the surface, and there can be a strong desire to push through weaknesses in order to see something shift.
SUN SEP 3
The Moon enters earthy and easy going Taurus at 8 AM PST, seeing a grounded and stabilizing energy take hold where things can begin to feel more aligned and comfortable. Venus, ruler of Taurus and Libra, stations direct this evening at 6:20 PM PST. Today, much pleasure can be derived from getting things organized and preparing for the week ahead, with the Moon in trine to the Sun in Virgo and a sextile to Saturn. Mercury also perfects a trine to Jupiter in Taurus at 15 degrees in the early evening, seeing some relief around issues that have perhaps caused some worry. Things can seem to be stabilizing, and there can be more opportunities to rectify situations that have taken on less priority due to more pressing concerns in recent weeks. Something that was shelved can be revisited and perhaps resuscitated, or things can be recalibrated and improved upon. There can be some interesting things percolating socially, romantically or creatively with the Moon squaring Venus as Venus stations forward this evening. Next week can get off on an optimistic note and things that seemed impossible can begin to feel possible again, or certain opportunities can be back on the table for consideration. It’s also possible that unexpected new opportunities can present themselves. In the very least, complicated quagmires or knotty problems can begin to be sorted out.