Morning Star: Daily Astrology for August 26, 2014

Today, I'm writing to you from the bottom of the sea. Not really. But, it sure does feel that way. I will warn you though, I'm medicated and have been a bit hallucinatory in the last 24 hours. So, if my forecast is a bit more “out there” than usual, lol, that's why.

The hallucinations have been entertaining, at least. This morning I woke up at around 3 AM and saw angels standing in my front yard. I laughed as my eyes adjusted and reminded myself, “Silly Josi, you know the Angels never show up without calling first.”

The Angel of Death by Horace Vernet
For a moment, though, my pole beans and their supportive structure were glorious statuesque Angels (about 8 feet) with massive wings that stretched from their shoulders to the ground. Hallucination or not, it felt like a moment with divinity.
This morning we wake up to the Moon in Virgo having just left a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 4:08 AM. From here, the Moon will wax into opposition with Chiron (1:47 PM), inconjunct with Uranus (creating a Yod with Uranus at the Apex and Saturn/Mars on the opposite leg at 1:53 PM), and sextile with Saturn (5:20 PM) and Mars (6:38 PM).

Before I proceed, can we take just a moment and rejoice at the fact that Mars/Saturn is now leaving our current skies. Halle-freaking-luljah.

However, today's aspects are no light matter. The Moon relinks the separating conjunction between Mars and Saturn while finding Uranus by inconjunct creating a Yod. You may find yourself  between an emotional rock and a hard place today. You may be tempted (poked) to do something erratic. Heed the waning drag that Mars/Saturn heralds and remember the following in regard to Moon/Uranus (from Cafe' Astrology, couldn't have said it better myself): Moon Quincunx (Inconjunct) Uranus

You may have to sort through the "hidden messages" you received as a child in order to make sense out of some of your adult actions. You act, at times, without any forethought. This is because you are driven by forces out of your immediate awareness. Your spontaneous bursts of enthusiasm either serve you well or they don't. Early in life you may have been "told" that you should be different, but, your differences will stop you from succeeding. It takes time and adjustment to really learn that it's okay to be both unique and successful.

With the Moon meeting Chiron via opposition prior to formation of the Yod, the re-visiting of old and possibly hurtful themes is accentuated. Then, there is the perfecting square between Venus in Leo and Saturn in Scorpio. Ouch.

Venus square Saturn is not an easy thing in a natal chart or via transit. It can cause feelings of despair, loneliness, rejection, exclusion. A mild way to describe it is, remember when you would play as a child and everyone would line up to pick “teams”. That kid standing over there waiting until no one else is left to be “chosen” so he can be on a team too...he knows exactly what Venus/Saturn feels like.

Venus/Saturn can also restrict finances and luxury. Coming off of a Venus/Jupiter conjunction, if you overspent or overindulged, Venus/Saturn will remind you of why you should have scaled that back a tad.

To balance this, be responsible around matters of money and love. Be a solid and reliable friend. And, do not, DO NOT put the weight of your self-worth upon the feedback you receive from others. Ok? It's important to foster that sense of “I'm good enough” that will support you through even the worst reactions. Yes. That's hard sometimes. You are worth it though.

It is a tender day. Venus/Saturn and the square from Moon to Mars/Saturn, can weigh upon your shoulders like a ton of bricks. This tells me, we aren't out of the woods quite yet.

There is still healing to do, introspection to be had and re-directs to be made. Adjustments. In both attitude, perspective and direction.

Be easy with yourself. And, realize, you are not the only one carrying this burden today. Others are weighed down for their own reasons. Virgo wants to help, so if you are able to offer your assistance at this time, please is greatly needed. Otherwise, be mindful of your physical and emotional health and NO don't you turn that dial up from Turtle speed just yet. We are moving forward under a caution flag. Slow. Cautious. Steady. Watchful moving forward.
The pieces will come together as the Moon meets Mercury by conjunction at 10:29 PM. From here, our Moon is Void until entering Libra tomorrow at around 6 PM.