Morning Star: Astrology for the week of August 1 to August 5, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Early this morning the Moon in Scorpio met Chiron by trine at 4:55 AM; then, Uranus by inconjunct. She is Void until entering Sagittarius at 8:02 AM. Her only major aspect is a square to Mercury in Virgo at 10:00 PM.
In the meat of the day, she does make minor aspect (inconjunct) to Venus newly in Cancer while finding both Jupiter and Pluto by semi-square at 12:15 and 1:15 PM respectively. Semi-squares are a 45 degree aspect. It's interesting because this means that the Moon is passing through the midpoint of the waxing Jupiter/Pluto square due to perfect on August 4th. With that, we will have some nuance in relation to that square trickling into the collective mood at midday. With the Moon in the sign of the Archer, ruled by Jupiter, it is a time in which deep truths could emerge thus leading us into the hard or strained discussions brought forth by the Lunar square to Mercury later in the day.
The operative word here is truth and not insidious conflation. Mercury in Virgo can separate the wheat from the chaff in regard to information of use and falsehood. So, there may be a shifting of personal awareness and perspective as the day unfolds. Potentially, there could be disagreements over varying perceptions as we attempt to sort this out.

Semi-squares do create tension and both Pluto and Jupiter are big and powerful players in our skies at this time. So, some of what may be published on a wide or public scale could stir discomfort that leads to a desire for action in response to the friction. On the whole, it looks like a wrestling match between the good angel on your right shoulder and the more insidious entity on your left. You know? As if the emotional body struggles in regard to how to respond to the impetus brought forth by these minor aspects. However, it can also provide focus, emotional fortitude in response to seepage of truth and proclamation. Again, minor aspect. But, given that it occurs in the middle of the day involving two of our Supergods (Hades and Zeus..especially since Zeus' wife, Juno, is at risk of being seduced by his enemy right now), it is not to be underestimated. The main thing is to keep looking for the truth, avoid going to unnecessary extremes but feel free to put this “itchy” energy to use consciously.

Overnight the Moon will create a fiery trine with Mars in Leo right after midnight. She remains active through the night while working to ignite another fire trine with the Sun in Leo (4:45 AM) just before daybreak tomorrow. All this is the mark of activity and if you can keep your wits about you and your compass pointed toward your true North (overall goals), you can use the fire sky to make quite a bit of progress. As you may know, this doesn't come without the potential for distraction due world events and the like. But, it is possible to redirect your focus toward supporting your own initiatives and we are highly encouraged to do just that. The Lunar square with Mercury will assist us in sheering away distractions and refocusing on the task at hand, well.

Wednesday, August 2, 2016

The Sun and Moon dance in trine early this morning giving us the “get up and go” energy we need to start the day. But, it doesn't last long. At 11:44 AM the Moon meets Neptune by square which could create fatigue, over-sensitivity or just a feeling of confusion. Extended periods of fire can be exhausting. We are in the heat of the summer in the Northern hemisphere and this set up between Moon and Neptune most definitely points to a need for being properly hydrated. Don't push yourself too hard. Rest when you feel you need it and, of course, drink plenty of water especially if you are spending a lot of time outdoors.

At 6:55 PM the mood brightens a bit as the Moon meets her current ruler by sextile. This in connection to the Lunar square to Neptune could hinder productivity but still has room for progress especially if you take the necessary time to rest. As the sun sets and the temperatures begin to cool, it's a good time for gatherings of friends and barbeques...just welcoming a lighter feel to the end of the day.
At 10:31 Uranus officially stations retrograde. It won't take long for him to settle himself down from here which may ease some of the things he threw off kilter while stationing (electrical problems, appliance issues, internet connectivity, widespread communication device issues, etc).
At 3:37 AM, we ground a bit as a the Moon conjuncts Saturn Rx. This is a self-reckoning that soberly looks at personal situations in an effort to get ones bearings and weigh/measure progress. It's stabilizing but not “barrel of monkey” fun. It's very sober. Could be felt as depressing; but, is also very solid ground to stand on.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Moon remains in active in Sagittarius today. But, there is no major activity stirred by her following her early morning conjunction with Saturn. We are grounded. Focused and the fire sky continues to encourage us toward action.
At about 5:30, the Moon makes tandem aspect to Chiron and Uranus (square/trine respectively) before shuttling off into Void status. This can cause over-reach and a feeling of needing to rush. Yet, again, with Uranus we are looking for mindfulness and precision which can help us avoid stubbing our toes on Chiron by moving too far too quickly. The trine with Uranus is energizing and can light a fire under us helping to bring progress to whatever we are dealing with. Adjust your aim and keep climbing.

The Moon remains Void until entering Capricorn at 8:37 PM.
Focus on your agenda today. Dare to try something new and be innovative in problem solving efforts. The sky supports such conscious activity today. What you don't want to do is be off the chain reactive as that could lead to literal injury or knee-jerk non-self-supportive action in response to triggers.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Uranus has crossed the threshold of critical mass at this point as he continues to settle in his retrograde status. However, the battle between Hades and Zeus doesn't reach that point until today. And, that bears impact upon the collective mood as the Moon is RIGHT THERE as the two meet in square to make it personally affective.
This morning begins as the Moon stands off (opposes) Venus in Cancer (5:23 AM). This can denote friction between women or a personal debate in regard to want and need. There can be disputes over the business of running a household or challenges that arise as a result of work/homelife imbalance. Even out the scales if you find that to be the case.

At 2:23 PM the Moon in Capricorn and Mercury in Virgo meet via trine and grounding, practicality and an ability to formulate a workable plan/framework is accessible. This Earth trine is glorious to have in midst of all this fire. Put it to use by way of integrity, responsibility plus a little sprinkling of usefulness and good common sense. We can veritably touch ground and gain traction here. Which, we are going to need as the screws tighten on the Jupiter/Pluto square just one minute later (2:24 PM). There's pressure here. But, the Earth trine can help us to remain grounded through it and may actually allow us to figure out a way to put the pressure to use in terms of productivity.

At the end of the day, though, we experience a brief reprieve from this pressure and are gifted with a chance to relax a little. The Jupiter/Pluto square has crested and now begins to wane (even though we are not entirely done there, yet) and the Moon moves forward to unwind with Neptune. Relaxation and withdraw from social interaction in an effort to rest/restore are wonderful things to gift yourself at this time. The sextile comes about just before midnight. Get well rested. The Moon will re-ignite the War between the Gods briefly but in quite a punctuated manner tomorrow morning as we continue our trek toward the Full Moon eclipse on August 7.

Major Astro notes for August 2017

8/2 Uranus stations Rx at 28 Aries 32
8/4 Jupiter in Libra square Pluto Rx in Capricorn at 17 Libra/Capricorn 31
8/7 Full Moon Eclipse in Aquarius 15 Leo/Aqua 25
8/12 Venus in Cancer trine Neptune Rx in Pisces 13 Cancer/Pisces 29
Mercury stations Rx in Virgo at 11 Virgo 38
8/13 Sun in Leo trine Saturn Rx in Sagittarius (21 Leo/Sag 17)
8/14 Last Quarter Moon (Moon in Taurus square Sun in Leo...and the nodal axis..22 Fixed signs 25)
8/15 Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto Rx in Capricorn 17 Cancer/Cap 18
8/17 Venus in Cancer square Jupiter in Libra 19 Cancer/Libra 26
8/20 Mars in Leo sextile Jupiter in Libra 20 Leo/Libra 00
8/21 Sun in Leo trine Uranus Rx in Aries 28 Leo/Aries 24
New Moon Eclipse in Leo (28 Leo 53)
8/22 Mars in Leo trine Saturn Rx in Sagittarius 21 Leo/Sag 11
Sun enters Virgo
8/24 Venus in Cancer trine Chiron in Pisces 27 Cancer/Pisces 42
Venus in Cancer square Uranus in Aries 28 Cancer/Aries 20
8/25 Saturn stations direct in Sagittarius at 21 Sag 11
8/26 Venus enters Leo
Mercury Rx in Virgo conjunct Sun in Virgo 3 Virgo 48
8/27 Jupiter in Libra sextile Saturn in Sagittarius 21 Libra/Sag 11
8/29 First Quarter Moon (Moon in Sagittarius/Sun in Virgo) 6 degrees Mutable 11

8/31 Mercury Rx re-enters Leo