The Scorpio moon is often considered a time of intensity, but, following on the heels of the late August Pluto/Uranus aspects which were triggered by the moon’s passage through Libra, Scorpio becomes just normal.
We can enjoy the Virgo energy as a respite before the Libra New Moon of September 27th again triggers the tension of the outer planets. Keeping this in mind, September is diverse, and filled with the best that Virgo has to offer.
Friday the 2nd delivers a fabulous Sun trine Jupiter along with favorable lunar aspects. The first Friday of September is a great day for social networking, the old fashioned kind, where people actually meet face to face. Long lasting relationships are formed, and mutually beneficial deals are negotiated over a mint julep. Ask for the moon today, you just might get it.
But, seal the deal on Friday, because Saturday, someone might change their mind! As the moon approaches first quarter, she moves into stressful aspect to Mercury, Neptune, and even Venus by late Sunday. Your strong suit, however, is Saturn; if you are willing to commit, any doubt can be worked through.
Monday the 5th is an easy social day with perfect aspects for a holiday; Moon trine Mercury and sextile Neptune. On this day, emotional tension is low, and a desire for intimacy is high.
Tuesday the 6th is another take action day – with the Capricorn moon completing a grand trine to Jupiter and the Sun, this is your strongest day to reach out again and reconfirm any existing doubt.
Mercury enters Virgo on Thursday the 8th; suddenly, the skies clear, and answers come without any doubt.
Friday the 9th is an excellent day to sign contracts as the Aquarius moon forms a trine to Saturn. Saturday the 10th is strictly for play as Venus and Mars flirt in the late evening. It’s also a great day for shopping – you’ll find exactly what you want.
Sunday the 11th presents an interesting Mercury trine Pluto. Although it’s a weekend day, this planetary aspect is great for getting your point across. This is also an aspect of depth and sincerity, and is auspicious for penetrating insights from a spiritual teacher. It’s the perfect evening for a Full Moon gathering.
Since the actual time of Full Moon is in the early hours of Monday morning, Sunday evening is the perfect time to get out and witness the full light of the Pisces moon.
We move into August from a framework of irrevocable endings. The month of July ended with a dramatic exit. More than a waning moon, the last days of July also opened a deep energetic abyss – though this is not necessarily a negative thing. Rather, the dark waning void of course Cancer moon of Friday the 29th closed the month with the presentation of a space, and place to leave the past behind.
And, reliably, the Leo new moon of July 30th shifts us into a new space of Leo light; the shining sun, theatre, self expression, and bravado. Like compatible divas, or BFF’s, the Sun and Venus in Leo, heat up the stage of bright new beginnings; and so we carry on. Some may view the action of Mercury retrograde from August 2 – the 26 as a negative; others see it as the perfect time to enjoy the fruits of the season. It’s always nice to have things peaceful and quiet, but, as I look into the Astro*Time line, I see that Mars will be stirring some action on the world stage.
Note that the outer planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are all retrograde also for the entire month of August. This presents us with a time for karmic mop up duty; what do you need to tend to? Now is a precious time to mend fences such as faltering relationships, family ties, or your personal economic situation. Uranus in stressful aspect to Pluto explodes on the world stage as monumental social and economic pressures; however, you must trust that the answer lies in purifying and strengthening your personal energies. Remember this; you CAN do it, you DO have the ability, and you ARE the solution.
Pressure is the forge that creates the matrix of new tools and answers to old problems. Trust that you are divinely guided and protected. The outer world seems to present a state of chaos, but if you calm down, you will find a very still, peaceful, and powerful place within.
Astro*Time Line August 1 – 13
Monday the 1st is an excellent day to take decisive action. The Virgo moon sharpens your intellect as it forms favorable trines to both Pluto and Jupiter. Don’t begrudge the fates of the upcoming Mercury retrograde and lose a fabulous day to get things done. Even the Sun square Jupiter in the AM adds dynamic energy to Monday the 1st.
Get things lined up, because – Tuesday delivers (drum roll) the dreaded Mercury Retrograde – August 2 – 26. The secret here is: it’s not so bad if you understand it. The problem with this one is that it stations in the 1st degree of Virgo, and then travels back into Leo. Translation: you may feel overlooked. Best secret strategy: use this time to make yourself look even better than you did before. Also, this is a great time to shore up an old skill, or learn a new specialty that you have always wanted to explore.
Wednesday the 3d is an extremely busy day. The Moon enters Libra in the early AM; Mars enters Cancer, and in the early morning hours also forms a favored trine to Mars. Mars in Cancer is said to favor artists and philosophers. Somehow, there is redemption in the aspects of this day. The Moon square Pluto and conjunct Saturn is a reflection of the universal stress that we are all feeling, and you may have to face something you’d rather not have to deal with; actually, it’s better to address these tough issues earlier rather than later.
Saturday the 6th lands sunny side up with a Leo Sun and a Scorpio Moon. The deal here is: if you didn’t face that pressing task earlier in the week, it is going to land again, only this time with a bit more force. Remember that the first quarter moon represents a time of being pushed to take action; and the Scorpio moon adds a little kick in the pants. There is just plain pressure here, and you will have to deal with it. With the Sun, Venus, and Jupiter all in fixed signs, you can get settled into an old rut, or, you can decide to get the train rolling on something new.
Tuesday the 9th delivers a stressful dynamic between Mars and Uranus –there may be an act of violence on the world stage. Even the Moon conjunct Pluto in the late evening invites intensity. Wednesday the 10th Mars next opposes Pluto; another aspect of tension. This Mars will inevitably trigger world events. On the personal level, you may hear many fire and ambulance sirens on these days, and take extra care to not incur uninvited wrath such as road rage or some other unintended accident. Better to be an observer than a participant in this department.
The Full Moon of August 13th expands the energy of Leo from personal to impersonal. Remember, it does not really about YOU, however, also remember that YOU are the answer. You are a microcosm of a vast, expanding Universe that seems ready to explode. Maintain your state of mind and expression of personal love expanding into universal love. Things quiet down dramatically in the second half of the month. There is an equalization taking place, and each one of us can stabilize and become shining vessels of positive energy. With this Full moon of August, I honor your sacred Light.
In these days of realization, we are moving simultaneously inwardly to the deep heart of God; and at the same time, we are expanding ever outward to the farthest reaches of the Universe. We are at the point of shift – a change in consciousness, and an ever expanding awareness that as surely as we dwell within the hear t of a divine creator, we are meant to be free. This season of eclipses is to remind you of your own magnificence.
The best interpretation of this eclipse is derived from the Sabian Symbols, an oracular branch of astrology that was first developed by Marc Edmund Jones in 1925. Jones met with a clairvoyant named Elsie Wheeler and together they channeled a message for each degree of the zodiac. Their message for 10 Cancer, the degree of the July 1st eclipse is a perfect message for our times. The message reads “A large diamond in the first stages of the cutting process.” Diamonds are formed by extreme pressure and stress. They are the ultimate manifestation of form (intention) into one of the hardest substances on earth. Although extremely hard, diamonds are brittle, and they must be cut and polished to reveal their true brilliance. Truly, these are diamond days, and you are a precious and valuable expression of this natural world.