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Sunday is chock full of celestial activity. Mercury perfects a trine to Uranus today, setting the swift planet’s antennae abuzz with quiet innovations and smart renovations. Meanwhile, Venus completes a trine with serious Saturn. Though this combination is not immediately joyful, it does offer the potential for delayed gratifications and smiles on earned satisfaction.
It is not just Mercury and Venus that make perfect aspects today. The Sun and Mars also conjoin. This union, which takes place every two years, occurs in Virgo this time.
The conjunction of the Sun and Mars in our sky marks the point where the Sun is immediately between the red planet and our Earth, and is when Mars and the Earth are furthest apart. Distant and hidden behind the Sun, Mars cannot be seen with naked eye at this point. Astrologically, this is the veiled climax of Mars’ cleansing fire ceremony, its arrival at the heart of the Sun. Mars and the Sun point directly at the way that we handle conflict, how we deal with anger, and what our conception of personal power is. There is no finer day to reflect on and sort through these things. This is the end and beginning of the two-year Mars cycle, and a crucial time to remind yourself that those who fight the last war again are sure to lose the next.Horoscopes & Ongoing Influences
Moon in Libra, 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Mercury Trine Uranus: Sep 01 2019 7:10 AM PDT
Venus Trine Saturn: Sep 1, 11:48 AM PDT
Moon Square Saturn: Sep 1, 2:41 PM PDT
Moon Sextile Jupiter: Sep 1, 4:23 PM PDT
Moon Square Nodal Axis: Sep 1, 6:01 PM PDT
Moon Square Pluto: Sep 2, 1:38 AM PDT
Sun Conjunct Mars: Sep 2, 3:42 AM PDT
Saturday is decidedly bereft of planetary action. The day begins with the Moon void-of-course, lacking any distinct agenda. There is a pause here, a moment of inertial drift. Schedule nothing consequential. Instead, do as thou wilt. At least for a bit.
The Moon shifts into Libra during the second half of the day, setting the train gently back on the tracks. Meaningful destinations, though, will still have to wait until tomorrow.Horoscopes & Ongoing Influences
Moon in Virgo -> Libra, 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Libra: Aug 31, 4:08 PM PDT
The Moon in Virgo spends the first half of the day in conjunction with Mars and then Venus. The daybreak conjunction with red Mars starts things off on a fierce and potentially critical note. The lunar spotlight shifts to Venus as the morning ages, highlighting desires both met and unsatisfied. You may need to let go of the perfect to accept the possible here.
Luna then moves on to make a quartet of aspects with the outer planets. First is a disciplined trine with Saturn, which gives way to a more buoyant aspect to Jupiter. This gives way to a Neptunian evening, full of distraction, drift, and intoxication, which transitions late-late night, to a more serious, depth-seeking Plutonian ambiance.Horoscopes & Ongoing Influences
Moon in Virgo, 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Conjunct Mars: Aug 30, 5:14 AM PDT
Moon Conjunct Venus: Aug 30, 11:12 AM PDT
Moon Trine Saturn: Aug 30, 3:14 PM PDT
Moon Square Jupiter: Aug 30, 4:39 PM PDT
Moon Opposite Neptune: Aug 30, 8:35 PM PDT
Moon Trine Pluto: Aug 31, 3:21 AM PDT
The Sun in Virgo completes a trine with Uranus in Taurus today, lending the day an earthy but innovative energy. There is a revolutionary power in the Sun-Uranus trine, but it is a modest, practical, and grounded one.
Quiet upheaval is not just the quality of the day, but of the fortnight to come. Today is the day of the New Moon in Virgo, and it is not just the Sun, which is wreathed with Uranus’ Promethean fire, but the Moon as well. The spirit is constructively insurgent, while the tools are decidedly intellective and analytic. The Devil, in this case the revolutionary Miltonian Lucifer, is in the details. Some little things have small consequences, while other tiny changes alter the larger systems they are part of. Keep your eye on life’s hidden acupuncture points.Horoscopes & Ongoing Influences
Moon in Leo -> Virgo, New MoonSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Virgo: Aug 29, 4:57 PM PDT
Moon Conjunct Mercury: Aug 29, 7:21 PM PDT
Sun Trine Uranus: Aug 29, 8:14 PM PDT
Moon Trine Uranus: Aug 30 2019 3:08 AM
New Moon: Aug 30, 3:36 AM PDT
Wednesday has strong, simple, and fortunate features. The bright Moon in Leo’s only aspect today is a harmonious trine with uplifting Jupiter in Sagittarius. The Moon’s deep wane makes it imperfectly omened for bold new undertakings, but it is an excellent day to schedule important steps in ongoing processes.
Late night, after both children and parents are asleep, Mercury enters Virgo. Mercury is exalted in the Virgin’s sign, and makes for efficient communications, careful thinking and accurate data. The Messenger’s time in Virgo is good for works of articulation and scholarship, as well as anything which requires care and precision. Mercury’s movement into Virgo is especially important this year, because the Sun, Venus, and Mars are all dependent on the clever one’s analysis. The way is lined with verified facts and careful analysis for now. Follow the swift but articulate steps of the Messenger until September 14th, when Mercury enters Libra.Horoscopes & Ongoing Influences
Moon in Leo, 4th QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Jupiter: Aug 28, 5:06 PM PDT
Mercury Enters Virgo: Aug 29, 12:47 AM PDT