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The Moon begins the day in the somewhat frazzled late degrees of Gemini, and then shifts into Cancer during the afternoon. This is a shift toward the emotional, and activates the needs for comfort and security. The Cancer Moon spends the rest of the day seeking the solution to those desires through discussions with the trio of planets in detail-oriented Virgo. The needs may emanate from the gut, but the answers returned will be analytic, an effective format for material improvements, but potentially unsatisfying for the heart.Horoscopes & Ongoing Influences
Moon in Gemini -> Cancer, 4th QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Cancer: Aug 25, 2:02 PM PDT
Moon Sextile Sun: Aug 25, 6:31 PM PDT
Moon Sextile Mars: Aug 25, 10:53 PM PDT
Moon Sextile Venus: Aug 26, 12:38 AM PDT
The Sun’s first day in Virgo is a hectic one. The Moon shifts into busy Gemini during the morning hours, putting both the Sun and Moon in Mercury-ruled signs, which will likely require a multiplicity of mental efforts. The Moon spends the afternoon making a pair of squares to tightly-conjoined Venus and Mars, stirring up tightly-wound passions, spurring the lust for perfection, and necessitating detail-oriented problem-solving.
Friday’s neurotic quality recedes as the Sun creeps toward the western horizon. The Moon chases an aspect with triumphant Jupiter all night, making the dark hours progressively more positive.Horoscopes & Ongoing Influences
Moon in Taurus -> Gemini, 3rd -> 4th QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Gemini: Aug 23, 7:29 AM PDT
Moon Square Sun: Aug 23, 7:51 AM PDT
Moon Square Venus: Aug 23, 1:14 PM PDT
Moon Square Mars: Aug 23, 2:17 PM PDT
Thursday begins with a talkative Moon-Mercury square which pushes communications and calculations, but slows to a more plodding, though not unpleasant, pace as the day wears on. The Moon’s sextile with Neptune sprinkles a jot of fairy-dust over the morning hours and the Moon-Pluto trine during the afternoon infuses with a touch of intensity, but neither serves to significantly modify Thursday’s steady gait.
Late night, however, brings a significant shift. The Sun enters Virgo during the wee hours. In the Virgin’s sign, our star’s light falls on the details of material existence, illuminating daily duties, to-do lists, and making clear the state of the physical body. The Sun in Virgo is grounded, analytic, and pushes for both assessment and problem-solving. The Sun will be in Virgo until September 23rd.Horoscopes & Ongoing Influences
Moon in Taurus, 3rd -> 4th QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Square Mercury: Aug 22, 6:17 AM PDT
Moon Sextile Neptune: Aug 22, 8:19 AM PDT
Moon Trine Pluto: Aug 22, 2:31 PM PDT
Sun Enters Virgo: Aug 23, 3:01 AM PDT
Wednesday gets juiced by the normally-steady Moon in Taurus’ conjunction with high-voltage Uranus in Taurus. This conjunction sends a surprisingly strong mental current through the day, catalyzing changes and facilitating surprises.
After the mid-day conjunction, things increasingly slow and solidify. The Moon spends the evening en route to trine with Saturn, setting the stage for a wild night of finished homework responsible bedtimes.Horoscopes & Ongoing Influences
Moon in Taurus, 3rd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Conjunct Uranus: Aug 21, 10:31 AM PDT
Moon Trine Saturn: Aug 22, 1:53 AM PDT
The Moon in Aries spends most of Tuesday in a fine trine with the Sun and Venus in Leo, lending the day warmth, purpose, and maybe just a bit of pleasure. These good day vibes are further supported by the perfect trine between Mercury in Leo and Jupiter in Sagittarius, which pulls us into a positive and sagacious frame of mind.
Night changes things, moving planets from bright fire to solid earth. The Moon plods into steady Taurus and spends the dark hours in a trine with practical but worry-prone Mars in Virgo. a bit later, Venus changes signs, forsaking sunny Leo for prudent Virgo.
In Virgo, Venus finds joy in the concrete details of the finely created, and runs quality control with shoddily produced pleasures. This desire for flawlessness can, however, lead to a deep dissatisfaction with anything not approaching perfection. This is a great trap, and it is because of this snare that Venus is in its Fall in Virgo. Do not make the perfect the enemy of the good. Venus will be in Virgo until September 14th.Horoscopes & Ongoing Influences
Moon in Aries -> Taurus, 3rd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Sun: Aug 20, 4:59 PM PDT
Moon Trine Venus: Aug 20, 9:03 PM PDT
Moon Enters Taurus: Aug 20, 9:35 PM PDT
Moon Trine Mars: Aug 21, 1:28 AM PDT
Venus Enters Virgo: Aug 21, 2:06 AM PDT
Mercury Trine Jupiter: Aug 21, 3:03 AM PDT