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The Sun enters Virgo today, leaving the Lion’s embattled theatre behind. In Virgo, the Sun illuminates the details of the created world, grounding our gaze in what-is. It is a fine time to verify your facts, edit your words, clean your house and polish your silver. The Sun will be in Virgo until the equinox on September 22nd, when it enters Libra.
Meanwhile Mars in Leo completes a trine with Saturn in Sagittarius. Together, Mars and Saturn speak of effort and resistance, the blade and the whetstone. The pair do not smile on matters of leisure, but bless industriousness. Consider setting a challenging set of goals for the second half of the day, and nailing yourself to their completion.
Moon in Virgo (Purva Phalguni -> Uttara Phalguni), 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Mars Trine Saturn: Aug 22 2017 6:20 AM
Moon Opposite Neptune: Aug 22 2017 12:19 PM
Sun Enters Virgo: Aug 22 2017 3:19 PM
Moon Trine Pluto: Aug 22 2017 7:14 PM
Moon Enters Uttara Phalguni: Aug 23 2017 12:54 AM
Moon Square Saturn: Aug 23 2017 2:22 AM
A total Solar Eclipse occurs today at 28 Leo. The Eclipse will be visible over much of the continental United States, and is the most prominent member of the Leo-Aquarius series which is due to run until early 2019. As I wrote of it in “Bright Masks and Dark Mirrors:”
This Eclipse, in particular, suggests significant shifts of identity. The dragon which devours the Sun and the Moon is also the dragon which, like a snake, sheds its skin to begin anew. Individual scales fall from the sky, and upon inspection are found to be a million theatre masks. So too do masks fall from faces, prompting their owners seek mirrors, only to find the primal void, the black mirror from which identity emerges and to which it returns. If you catch such a glimpse of yourself, fear not. Instead remember that only an immense emptiness, a huge open-ness, such as this could possibly contain all of your permutations. If it has come time to trade one mask or costume for another, then so be it. You have taken on and shed skin many times before, and with each transformation emerged renewed. For you are a being whole and complete, with a gallery of masks that encompass every possible expression. 10,001 skins are necessary to cover your entire expanse, for your variations are a world unto themselves. So wander the immensity of your wardrobe, and let yourself be costumed properly for whatever drama, comedy or adventure comes next.
Moon in Leo -> Virgo (Magha -> Purva Phalguni), Solar EclipseSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Uranus: Aug 21 2017 10:42 AM
Total Solar Eclipse: Aug 21 2017 11:24 AM
Moon Enters Virgo: Aug 21 2017 1:27 PM
Moon Conjunct Mercury: Aug 22 2017 2:43 AM
Moon Enters Purva Phalguni: Aug 22 2017 1:33 AM
Sunday is full of potent aspects, loading up the skies for the Solar Eclipse tomorrow. Mars in Leo sextiles Jupiter in Libra today. Here Mars attempts to enflame Jupiter, and Jupiter attempts to bring Mars to a more temperate state. Results will thus vary, with some conflicts fed by the wind and others, like candles, blown out by it.
Meanwhile, the bright Sun in Leo trines disruptive and uncompromising Uranus in Aries, stoking the desire for authenticity and making bondage intolerable.
Moon in Leo (Ashlesha -> Magha), Dark MoonSee Current Chart
Mars Sextile Jupiter: Aug 20 2017 9:41 AM
Moon Sextile Jupiter: Aug 20 2017 8:34 PM
Moon Conjunct Mars: Aug 20 2017 8:56 PM
Moon Trine Saturn: Aug 20 2017 10:28 PM
Sun Trine Uranus: Aug 20 2017 11:21 PM
Moon Enters Magha: Aug 21 2017 2:08 AM
Moon Conjunct North Node: Aug 21 2017 3:38 AM
Saturday begins with the Moon in Cancer’s square to disruptive Uranus in Aries. Plans may change, as well as perspectives. Shortly thereafter, the Moon waves goodbye to Cancer and enters Leo, the sign in which the upcoming Eclipse is to take place. There may thus be something portentous about Saturday, as shadows cast by future events scramble about in the day’s hidden corners.
Moon in Cancer -> Leo (Purnavasu -> Pushya), 4th QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Pushya: Aug 19 2017 5:58 AM
Moon Square Uranus: Aug 19 2017 8:18 AM
Moon Enters Leo: Aug 19 2017 10:55 AM
Moon Enters Ashlesha: Aug 20 2017 4:13 AM
Friday begins with a gentle, imaginative, and rather sleepy trine between the Moon in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces. This wave pulls back into the sea as mid-day approaches, when it is replaced by Luna’s opposition with Pluto. The Moon-Pluto opposition hangs a shadow over the middle of the day, which may be accompanied by passing worries or low-energy states. After this opposition, the Moon moves on to make a hungry square with Jupiter and then a sweet night-time conjunction with Venus in Cancer. The skies favor indulgence this Friday night — who are you to deny them?
Moon in Cancer (Ardra -> Purnavasu), 4th QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Neptune: Aug 18 2017 7:17 AM
Moon Enters Purnavasu: Aug 18 2017 7:52 AM
Moon Opposite Pluto: Aug 18 2017 1:46 PM
Moon Square Jupiter: Aug 18 2017 5:51 PM
Moon Conjunct Venus: Aug 18 2017 9:05 PM
Thursday begins with a stimulating, and perhaps surprising, sextile between the Moon in Gemini and Uranus in Aries. Yet the tone changes quickly as the Moon makes a morning entrance into comfort-seeking Cancer. The Moon then spends the rest of the day chasing a late-night sextile with retrograde Mercury in Virgo. Take some time to think through and reflect on the questions stirred up by Mercury’s retrograde.
Moon in Gemini -> Cancer (Mrigashira -> Ardra), 4th QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Sextile Uranus: Aug 17 2017 6:37 AM
Moon Enters Cancer: Aug 17 2017 9:12 AM
Moon Enters Ardra: Aug 17 2017 9:47 AM
Moon Sextile Mercury: Aug 18 2017 2:18 AM
Wednesday is contrary grab-bag of influences. It’s nature and quality may change several times as the hour progresses, which is to some degree appropriate, as it is the day of Mercury, and Mercury is currently quite retrograde. Wednesday begins with the Moon’s potentially confusing square to clarity-melting Neptune. Yet the disorienting fog which rolls across the morning is blown away by the Moon’s sextile to bright, hard Mars during mid-day, which helps get things back on-task. The Moon then moves on to make a happy trine with Jupiter in Libra during the afternoon hours, but falls into a difficult opposition with Saturn as night approaches. Meanwhile, Venus in Cancer completes a square with Jupiter in Libra, threading a sweet but insatiable current into the day.
Moon in Gemini (Rohini -> Mrigashira), 4th QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Square Neptune: Aug 16 2017 5:33 AM
Moon Enters Mrigashira: Aug 16 2017 11:37 AM
Moon Sextile Mars: Aug 16 2017 12:27 PM
Sun Conjunct North Node: Aug 16 2017 3:12 PM
Moon Trine Jupiter: Aug 16 2017 3:35 PM
Moon Opposite Saturn: Aug 16 2017 6:39 PM
Venus Square Jupiter: Aug 16 2017 11:39 PM
Moon Sextile Sun: Aug 17 2017 12:12 AM
The only planetary aspect completed today is a late-late night square between the Moon in Gemini and retrograde Mercury in Virgo. It is a good day to work on untangling whatever hijinks Mercury’s retrograde has sent your way, as well as for steady and purposeful progress.
Moon in Taurus -> Gemini (Krittika -> Rohini), 4th QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Gemini: Aug 15 2017 7:04 AM
Moon Enters Rohini: Aug 15 2017 1:17 PM
Moon Square Mercury: Aug 16 2017 1:45 AM
Monday begins with the Moon’s square to Mars, potentially harshing the early morning hours with irritations. Luna then moves on to observe the applying opposition between Venus in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. This is an uncomfortable opposition, keyed to hidden or half understood feelings. If you find yourself distracted or disturbed, take a moment to sit with what’s coming up.
As day turns into night, the Moon hits the halfway point between the two Eclipses, guaranteeing she will rise exactly half-full at midnight. This point between the two Eclipses also puts the Moon between the head and tail of the dragon, at the south-bending of its course. Subterranean currents push and pull here, and a subtle disequilibrium may be felt.
Moon in Taurus (Bharani -> Krittika), 3rd-> 4th QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Square Mars: Aug 14 2017 7:28 AM
Moon Sextile Venus: Aug 14 2017 7:46 AM
Moon Trine Pluto: Aug 14 2017 9:31 AM
Moon Enters Krittika: Aug 14 2017 2:43 PM
Moon Square Sun: Aug 14 2017 6:14 PM
Moon Square Nodal Axis (South Bending): Aug 14 2017 9:17 PM
Venus Opposite Pluto: Aug 15 2017 4:16 AM
The Sun in Leo completes a trine with Saturn today. Though Saturn puts a damper on the Sun’s light, which might feel heavy, the slow planet does offer its organizational expertise in return. The Sun-Saturn trine suggests you take stock of the ratio of order/disorder in your kingdom. Located between two Eclipses, this is an unstable period, with a fair amount in flux. It is more a matter of keeping things on track than aspiring to perfect order. The Moon’s late night trine to Mercury points in a similar direction, offering up a few errors for correction.
Moon in Taurus (Ashwini-> Bharani), 3rd QuarterSee Current Chart
Sun Trine Saturn: Aug 13 2017 2:06 PM
Moon Enters Bharani: Aug 13 2017 3:50 PM
Moon Trine Mercury: Aug 13 2017 11:39 PM
Moon Sextile Neptune: Aug 14 2017 2:51 AM
Hold on to your passwords, friends and neighbors— Mercury stations retrograde today at 11 Virgo. Mercury turns retrograde just before completing an opposition with Neptune, suggesting that there is some illusion which cannot be unraveled before making a backward journey into and through the underworld. This voyage will see Hermes find rich veins of data concealed deep within cognitive caverns. Though there is much of value to be mined and refined, the tunnels which lead to these caches twist and wind chaotically, potentiating a variety of confusions. We will walk this turning path with Mercury until the planet’s direct station on September 5th.
What dis-order is signified by Mercury’s station today is amplified by the Moon’s late-night conjunction with Uranus in Aries, whose effect spans the second half of the day. Surprises, reversals and delays abound.
Moon in Aries, (Revati -> Ashwini), 3rd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Square Pluto: Aug 12 2017 5:24 AM
Moon Opposite Jupiter: Aug 12 2017 7:45 AM
Moon Trine Sun: Aug 12 2017 10:24 AM
Moon Enters Ashwini: Aug 12 2017 4:36 PM
Mercury Stationary Retrograde: Aug 12 2017 6:01 PM
Moon Conjunct Uranus: Aug 13 2017 12:58 AM
Moon Enters Taurus: Aug 13 2017 3:36 AM
Friday is host to a pleasantly anesthetic trine between Venus in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces. There is nothing more appropriate to this configuration than soaking in a tub, surrounded by what pleases and comforts you most. Although it is not a great day for accomplishment, it is ideal for immobile leisure. Don’t let the desire to be useful get in the way of your down-time. Ironically, it is only after night falls that the focus shifts to the active and accomplishment-oriented. The Moon in Aries received late-night trine with Mars in Leo makes for a more active day than night.
Moon in Aries (U. Bhadrapada -> Revati), 3rd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Revati: Aug 11 2017 4:59 PM
Venus Trine Neptune: Aug 11 2017 10:16 PM
Moon Square Venus: Aug 11 2017 10:33 PM
Moon Trine Mars: Aug 12 2017 12:35 AM
Thursday begins with a rude square between the Moon and Saturn which weighs down the early hours. There is, nonetheless, a Jupiterian updraft which buoys the day, augured by the Sun in Leo’s sextile with Jupiter in Libra, and further supported by Thursday being the day of Jupiter. Small triumphs will keep your hot air balloon aloft in Thursday’s skies.
Moon in Pisces ->Aries (P Bhadrapada -> U Bhadrapada), 3rd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Square Saturn: Aug 10 2017 6:35 AM
Sun Sextile Jupiter: Aug 10 2017 2:23 PM
Moon Enters U. Bhadrapada: Aug 10 2017 4:56 PM
Moon Enters Aries: Aug 10 2017 10:20 PM
Mercury and Venus sextile for the second time in two months, offering a bridge between the head and the heart. The Moon is witness to the pairing of Mercury in Virgo and Venus in Cancer, lending them a bit of its silvery power. This particular alignment favors Venus, though, as Mercury is soon to station retrograde, and his words are additionally distorted by opposition with Neptune, which the Moon joins with today. Venus in Cancer’s significations, such as comfort, luxury and pleasure are thus more accessible than the Mercurial virtues of precision and logic. It’s a good day for creative exploration.
As this is the last Wednesday before Mercury stations retrograde, it would be wise to look over plans and communications and make sure you’re not setting yourself up to be a Mercury retrograde cliché. A little bit of attention and a brief prayer to the Psychopomp will go a long way.
Moon in Pisces (Shatabisha -> P Bhadrapada), 3rd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Venus: Aug 09 2017 10:41 AM
Moon Opposite Mercury: Aug 09 2017 11:47 AM
Moon Conjunct Neptune: Aug 09 2017 4:13 PM
Moon Enters Purva Bhadrapada: Aug 09 2017 4:28 PM
Moon Sextile Pluto: Aug 09 2017 11:18 PM
Mercury Sextile Venus: Aug 10 2017 1:59 AM
Tuesday has little to add to the ongoing drama. The Moon’s only aspect is a brief sextile to Uranus in Aries, which adds a little insight and spontaneity to the middle of the day. During the afternoon, Luna slides into fluid Pisces, which may facilitate further digestion of the material yesterday’s lunar eclipse saw emerge.
Moon in Aquarius (Danishta -> Shatabisha), 3rd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Sextile Uranus: Aug 08 2017 12:05 PM
Moon Enters Pisces: Aug 08 2017 2:55 PM
Moon Enters Shatabisha: Aug 08 2017 3:35 PM
Monday is host to a partial lunar eclipse in Aquarius, which will be visible eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Though those in the Western hemisphere won’t see it, the day is nonetheless haunted by the lunation.
This eclipse is the first of this series to take place in Aquarius with Ketu, the South Node of the Moon. The shadow which falls across the Moon creates an emptiness into which we might toss that which we no longer need. Failing conscious cooperation on our part, we may find that emptiness is more like a vacuum, pulling away what we think we want.
This eclipse, in particular, asks that we let go of our attachment to silence and distance. The
safety of not speaking, of not being seen, the security of being distant — out of reach — may be the sacrifice necessary to make room for the solar excess the eclipse on the 21st is due to deliver.
Moon in Aquarius (Shravana -> Danishta), Full/EclipseSee Current Chart
Moon Lunar Eclipse: Aug 07 2017 11:19 AM
Moon Enters Danishta: Aug 07 2017 2:14 PM
Moon Trine Jupiter: Aug 07 2017 4:06 PM
Moon Sextile Saturn: Aug 07 2017 10:37 PM
Moon Conjunct South Node: Aug 08 2017 3:52 AM
The Moon enters Aquarius early on Sunday. Like Saturday, the Moon makes no aspects until very late at night. Though the Moon does not complete its opposition with Mars until the wee hours, it wells with lunar power, being just shy of full. The opposition with Mars inflames the night air, threatening to ignite conflicts.
There is also the fact that Sunday night sees a Moon only hours from being eclipsed. There is thus a note of additional depth, and perhaps oddness, to Sunday night. Though the Moon is not perfectly Full on the 7th, Sunday night is the fullest Moon that those living in the Americas will see.
Moon in Aquarius (Uttara Ashadha -> Abhijit -> Shravana), 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon enters Aquarius: Aug 06 2017 5:12 AM
Moon Enters Shravana: Aug 06 2017 12:25 PM
Moon Opposite Mars: Aug 07 2017 3:38 AM
There is little action in the sky today. The Moon in Capricorn makes no aspects until late-late night, when it makes potentially disruptive square to Uranus in Aries. The day is thus without much celestial influence, a cup empty if we do not fill it ourselves.
Moon in Capricorn -> Aquarius (Purva -> Uttara Ashadha), 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Uttara Ashadha: Aug 05 2017 10:13 AM
Moon Square Uranus: Aug 06 2017 2:19 AM
Friday is good day for a little house keeping in your castle. Look over your affairs and decide what could be brought to order. The Moon’s trine with Mercury in Virgo is particularly useful for organizing, problem solving and the efficient completion of tasks.
Yet Jupiter’s exact square with Pluto today may distract from practical matters. This is the 3rd and final exact square between Jupiter and Pluto, a pairing which problematizes justice and throws relationships into question. You may need to look deeper into interpersonal dynamics in order to figure out what is fair.
Evening begins with the Moon’s mellow sextile to anesthetic Neptune in Pisces, but as the night grows longer, Luna moves on to make a conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn while squaring Jupiter in Libra. This activates the Jupiter-Pluto square, lighting up all of the relevant themes.
Moon in Capricorn (Purva Ashadha), 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Purva Ashadha: Aug 04 2017 7:40 AM
Moon Trine Mercury: Aug 04 2017 11:20 AM
Jupiter Square Pluto: Aug 04 2017 11:47 AM
Moon Sextile Neptune: Aug 04 2017 8:55 PM
Moon Conjunct Pluto: Aug 05 2017 4:34 AM
Moon Square Jupiter: Aug 05 2017 4:47 AM
The Moon in Sagittarius trines very-recently-retrograde Uranus in Aries during the afternoon, infusing the first portion of the day with a stroke of red lightning, the type of electricity which catalyzes issues connected to rebellion, self-determination and freedom.
The energy level drops and the frequency grounds out during the second half of the day, due to the Moon’s entrance into business-like Capricorn. Evening’s primary interest is comfort and pleasure, courtesy of the Moon’s late night aspect with Venus in Cancer.
Moon in Sagittarius-> Capricorn (Mula), 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Uranus: Aug 03 2017 2:38 PM
Moon Enters Capricorn: Aug 03 2017 5:36 PM
Moon Opposite Venus: Aug 04 2017 2:22 AM
Wednesday begins with the Moon in Sagittarius’ square to Neptune in Pisces, which fogs up the morning hours with the power to matters and distract. As the day continues onward, though, the Moon moves on to make a buoyant, received sextile with Jupiter in Libra, whose breeze blows away what fog the morning brought.
In the background, distant Uranus makes its yearly retrograde station, pivoting in slow motion at 28 32 Aries. This reversal of apparent motion underlines matters of liberty, sovereignty and rebellion. Consider the experiments you’ve conducted and what big changes you’ve endured since the Sun-Uranus conjunction in April. Uranus’ retrograde phase, which will last until December, is the time to analyze the data you’ve collected, and reconsider your most recent mutations. Though Uranus’ retrograde station occurs today, its themes ripple out into the surrounding days.
Though liberation may be a theme, night-time holds the Moon’s conjunction to Saturn, which makes clear obligations and may exaggerate worries.
Moon in Sagittarius (Jyeshtha-> Mula) 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Square Neptune: Aug 02 2017 8:43 AM
Moon Sextile Jupiter: Aug 02 2017 3:54 PM
Uranus Stationary Retrograde: Aug 02 2017 10:31 PM
Moon Conjunct Saturn: Aug 03 2017 12:35 AM
Moon Enters Mula: Aug 03 2017 4:51 AM
August begin with the Moon’s entry into fiery Sagittarius. Luna races through the day, eager to make a trio of evening aspects to Mercury, Mars and then the Sun. There is vigor and circulation here, due to the Moon’s trines with Mars and the Sun in Leo, but the square to Mercury in Virgo advises that we not get ahead of ourselves, and that doing things right the first time, even if it takes longer, is ultimately quicker than having to re-do them because they were accomplished sloppily.
Evening is particularly fiery, due not only to the Moon’s trines with the warm Sun and hot Mars in Leo, but also because Luna conjoins the bright red star Antares late at night. Roast a marshmallow over the astral fire on offer, but take care not to burn yourself.
Moon in Sagittarius (Anuradna), 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Sagittarius: Aug 01 2017 5:02 AM
Moon Square Mercury: Aug 01 2017 6:58 PM
Moon trine Mars: Aug 01 2017 9:30 PM
Moon Trine Su Aug 02 2017 1:56 AM
Moon Enters Jyeshtha: Aug 02 2017 1:43 AM
The Moon makes no aspects today, other than a brief square with the nodal axis, making for a sweet, if somewhat aimless, day.
The only notable bit of planetary action is Venus’ ingress into Cancer early in the day. Venus’ shift into Cancer activates our sensitive side. Big groups and loud venues are less pleasing than the close circle while Venus is in the Crab’s sign. Feelings of vulnerability are heightened during Venus’s tie in Cancer, so take care not to take things to heart too quickly, or to accidentally wound someone more deeply than you intend. Venus will be in Cancer until August 25th.
Moon in Scorpio (Vishakha -> Anuradha), 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Venus Enters Cancer: Jul 31 2017 7:53 AM
Moon Square Nodal Axis (North Bending): Jul 31 2017 5:37 PM
Moon Enters Anuradha: Jul 31 2017 11:40 PM
Sunday morning has a vigorous but somewhat unpleasant tone, thanks to the Moon in Scorpio’s morning squares with Mars and the Sun in Leo. There’s a fiery, martial quality to the Sun’s light today, which if whatever crankiness presents itself can be overcome, will pave the way for accomplishment. If you get stuck on something, keep moving.
As the afternoon lengthens, things mellow considerably, due to the Moon’s trine with anaesthetic Neptune in Pisces. A dreamy, potentially intoxicating fog drifts throughout the night.
Moon in Scorpio (Swati -> Vishakha), 1st -> 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Square Mars: Jul 30 2017 6:06 AM
Moon Square Sun: Jul 30 2017 8:25 AM
Moon Enters Vishakha: Jul 30 2017 8:20 PM
Moon Trine Neptune: Jul 30 2017 8:31 PM
Moon Sextile Pluto: Jul 31 2017 4:11 AM
Saturday sees the Moon aspect both Venus and Uranus, just as the two complete a sextile. This configuration provides a certain emotional jolt, but in a potentially good way, helping people break out of encrusted patterns of relationship, and sending a reminder that freedom includes the liberty to feel and love as you will.
Though the Venus-Uranus themes carry into the night, the dark hours have a somewhat different tone, owing to the Moon’s sunset ingress into Scorpio and late night sextile with Mercury. There is a conversational but potentially obsessive tone to these configurations.
Moon in Libra -> Scorpio (Chitra -> Swati), 1st -> 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Venus: Jul 29 2017 1:28 PM
Moon Opposite Uranus: Jul 29 2017 2:31 PM
Moon Enters Scorpio: Jul 29 2017 5:22 PM
Moon Enters Swati: Jul 29 2017 6:43 PM
Venus Sextile Uranus: Jul 30 2017 1:03 AM
Moon Sextile Mercury: Jul 30 2017 2:23 AM
Friday’s skies are dominated by the afternoon conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter in Libra. This is a happy, buoyant influence, and would have nothing but nice things to say about the day were Pluto not be involved. Jupiter and Pluto are nearing their 3rd exact square, and though the aspect is not complete until early August, some of the themes may be present here— the balance tilting in unexpected ways, exposing issues of fairness and justice.
Moon in Libra (Hasta -> Chitra), 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Conjunct Jupiter: Jul 28 2017 3:36 PM
Moon Enters Chitra: Jul 28 2017 4:23 PM
Moon Square Pluto: Jul 28 2017 5:37 PM
Moon Sextile Saturn: Jul 29 2017 1:31 AM
The Moon enters Libra early on Thursday, making for a leisurely, homeostatic day warmed by the Moon’s evening sextiles to Mars and the Sun in Leo. It is a good day to find a balance with the way things are developing, and to assimilate whatever personal power-ups the Sun-Mars conjunction yesterday brought.
Moon in Virgo -> Libra (Uttara Phalguni -> Hasta), 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Libra: Jul 27 2017 8:41 AM
Moon Enters Hasta: Jul 27 2017 3:25 PM
Moon Sextile Mars: Jul 27 2017 5:31 PM
Moon Sextile Sun: Jul 27 2017 6:08 PM
Wednesday hosts the Sun-Mars conjunction at 4 Leo. The every-two-year event is the peak of Mars’ purification phase. It is a fine day to cast old resentments into the sacred fire, and to forge the arms, armor and virtues you will need for the next cycle of challenges. Look to where the Sun-Mars conjunction falls in your chart— there you will find the nature of your next mission.
Moon in Virgo, (Purva Phalguni -> Uttara Phalguni), 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Pluto: Jul 26 2017 10:33 AM
Moon Enters Uttara Phalguni: Jul 26 2017 3:10 PM
Moon Square Saturn: Jul 26 2017 5:52 PM
Sun Conjunct Mars: Jul 26 2017 5:56 PM
Moon Square Venus: Jul 26 2017 11:35 PM
The diligent Moon in Virgo is joined by Mercury today. The swift planet enters the Virgin’s sign during the afternoon. Virgo is considered to be home base for Mercury, and is strong and fortunate within its confines. This year, however, the journey will not be quite so simple, as Mercury’s next retrograde is due to take place Virgo. The retrograde, however, is still some weeks off, and can be safely ignored for the time being.
With both the Moon and Mercury in Virgo, it’s an excellent day to work your way down to-do lists, focus on writing projects, or get errands done. The precision lent to the day by its strong Mercurial configuration is, however, blunted as night deepens and the Moon draws closer to a wee hours opposition with Neptune.
Moon in Virgo (Magha -> Purva Phalguni), 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Purva Phalguni: Jul 25 2017 3:39 PM
Mercury Enters Virgo: Jul 25 2017 4:42 PM
Moon Opposite Neptune: Jul 26 2017 3:40 AM
Today hosts an interesting pair of aspects. Venus opposes Saturn while Mercury trines Uranus. These two simultaneous influences are somewhat contrary in nature, for while Uranus excites, stimulates and surprises Mercury, Saturn depresses, blocks and frustrates Venus. It speaks to the ongoing question this year of how one can manage obligations while making a space for the eternal flame of radical personal sovereignty and independence.
The Moon in Leo not only aspects all of the planets activated today, it also conjoins Rahu, the Dragon’s Head, around sunset, pulling Monday deep into the set of issues which will characterize the next several weeks. There is a lot going on in today’s skies, but it is all a work in progress. It will take the next month or so to work through. For now, consider what you will have to let go of, or resolve, from the past to gain the future you desire.
Moon in Leo-> Virgo (Ashlesha -> Magha)), 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Venus Opposite Saturn: Jul 24 2017 7:53 AM
Mercury Trine Uranus: Jul 24 2017 9:32 AM
Moon Trine Saturn: Jul 24 2017 1:54 PM
Moon Sextile Venus: Jul 24 2017 2:28 PM
Moon Enters Magha: Jul 24 2017 4:48 PM
Moon Conjunct Dragon’s Head: Jul 24 2017 5:48 PM
Moon Trine Uranus: Jul 25 2017 1:03 AM
Moon Conjunct Mercury: Jul 25 2017 2:27 AM
Moon Enters Virgo: Jul 25 2017 3:37 AM
A fine and lazy Sunday. There are no exact planetary aspects today except for a late-late night sextile between the Leo Moon and Jupiter in Libra. The heavens thus ordain very little. It is worth noting that this is the first Sunday (the day of the Sun), since the Sun entered Leo. Furthermore, the Moon, too, is in Leo, the Sun’s sign. It thus might be a good day to sun bathe in whatever color of light suits you best.
Moon in Leo (Pushya -> Ashlesha), 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Sextile Jupiter: Jul 24 2017 4:02 AM
Moon Enters Ashlesha: Jul 23 2017 6:33 PM