The Changing Moon this Week
The week begins with the Moon in the early degrees of light-hearted optimistic Sagittarius. You are happy to shed the intensity and deep passions of the past few days. The next few days you search for freedom, understanding, and fun.
The Moon remains in free-spirited Sagittarius until the early Wednesday morning, at which time enters serious hard-working Capricorn. While the Moon is in Capricorn you can make great strides of accomplishment. Put your energy into a work project that will grow in importance and benefit you in the days ahead. Get as much done as possible on Wednesday and Thursday.
By the time the day begins on Friday, the Moon has entered the cool Fixed Air sign of Aquarius. While in this objective, quirky sign your emotions turn to humanitarian thoughts and endeavors. Aquarius opens our eyes to the importance of personal and collective freedom.
At 8:02 AM EDT on Sunday morning we come to the Aquarius Full Moon. Open your mind and broaden your horizons, view the world from a perspective beyond your own. Celebrate the vast diversity of humanity. Consider what you have learned and how you have grown since the Aquarius New Moon on February 11, 2021. Do you remember what began for you at that time? The metaphorical seed you planted in February should be ready for harvest at this time. What has grown, what have you created?
Very shortly after the Full Moon, at 8:42 AM EDT, the Moon leaves Aquarius behind as she moves into Pisces where she remains until next Tuesday. While in the Mutable Water sign of Pisces we may feel vulnerable and inclined toward dreamy thinking and a general lack of clarity. Enjoy the dreaminess and take advantage of this time to rest.
Monday, August 16, 2021
VENUS DELIGHTS IN LIBRA
The Moon, newly in Sagittarius turns your attention outward seeking new horizons. This offers a breath of fresh air following several days of emotional intensity and deep self-reflection. Over the next few days, you will be drawn to more light-hearted encounters focusing on humor or a more enlightened awareness of the world around you.
Shortly after midnight last night Venus, the planet of love, beauty, resources, and money enters Libra. Venus has been in Virgo for approximately three weeks. During that time your values were focused on specificity, humility, and efficiency. With Venus now in Libra you can adopt a more social, less self-critical approach.
Venus rules the sign of Libra suggesting that Venus is happy and engaged while passing through this sign.
Your attention may turn to romance at this time. However, the glow you feel may have little to ground it in reality. Because Libra is an air sign, romance itself comes through the mind and may not rise far above layers of fantasy. Enjoy the fantasy, enjoy playing the role of a diplomat, or offering pleasure to others. While Venus moves through Libra you can expect your spirits to be lifted by beauty in all of its guises. Perhaps we can also anticipate more kindness, diplomacy, and even simple courtesy from others. We can offer it ourselves.
Venus will remain in Libra until September 10th. This is a good time to get your hair done, upgrade your wardrobe, or decorate a room in your home. This is also a great time to visit an art museum, create art, or beauty of any kind.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
JOURNEY & EXPLORATION
The Moon continues through light-hearted optimistic Sagittarius today. Sagittarius is a funloving sign that seeks adventure and understanding. This is a rather simple day, one in which your mind asks what growth you need as you explore ideas beyond your current view.
You may find yourself more aware of opportunities and more interested in taking them. Sagittarius gives us a boost of optimism as we seek higher knowledge and philosophical understanding.
On the other hand, you may just want to tell wild jokes, shock people, and party! I will never forget a cartoon I once saw of the Sagittarius centaur standing at a crossroads. The sign marking the crossroad had an arrow pointing in each direction. In one direction it said Enlightenment This Way, in the other direction it said Gary’s Party This Way. You may find yourself at this crossroad today. Consider carefully the direction you will take. It will determine much.
The freedom to make this choice for yourself is important. You do not want to feel restricted or restrained by your circumstances, or heaven forbid, by others! You may long to get out on the open road and travel. If physical travel is not possible, books and documentaries can take you anywhere. The point is to expand your understanding and awareness.
_The Sagittarius Moon is void-of-course from 9:42 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn early Wednesday morning. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
HEADSTRONG AND DETERMINED
Just when you were having a good time the Moon brings us into the very serious territory of Capricorn. Over the next few days, you will be asked to bring your adult self to the table.
As the Moon passes through Capricorn the overriding emotional state becomes cautious and mature. You no longer have time for the frivolous play or fun exploration you’ve been engaged in for the past few days. Now you must get serious and face your responsibilities. Spend these days grounding yourself and making practical choices. Your interests have turned toward hard cold facts.
This is a great day to balance your budget, work hard, renew a commitment, and/or face reality.
At 11:27 PM EDT Mercury joins with Mars at 12° Virgo. You should have a great deal of mental energy for analyzing detailed projects. You can push forward on a project and get a great deal accomplished. This has been building today and will be even stronger tomorrow.
The energy of this transit may feel frustrating and bring anxiety along for the ride. You will do best if you have a mental project to put this energy into. Frustration may result in verbal disputes and you and others may be quite headstrong. Watch your tone of voice, stay focused and get your work done!
_The Sagittarius Moon is void-of-course until she enters Capricorn at 1:58 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
Thursday, August 19, 2021
A GIFT WITHIN REACH
The Moon continues through Capricorn today, keeping you firmly in the realm of logic and sensibility. Pay attention to your accomplishments, responsibilities, and commitments.
Throughout the day you will feel the building of the Sun’s opposition to Jupiter. This occurs at 8:28 PM EDT. This transit suggests that you have a clear view of something that began approximately 6 months ago. The Full Moon on Sunday suggests a similar time frame. What metaphorical seed did you plant in late January and early February? If you have an answer to that question today should show you how far you have come in building that expansion. If you feel restless and dissatisfied with any part of your life pay attention to adjustments that may be necessary. This transit offers a potential increase in success, fortune, and even happiness. You may feel that you are on a lucky streak and a gift is in reach. Don’t allow overconfidence to derail you, stay steady. The overflow of this lovely optimistic transit should last well into tomorrow.
At 9:40 PM EDT Uranus, the planet of awakening turns retrograde. Each year Uranus spends approximately 5 1/2 months in retrograde motion. During this time we have the opportunity to look more deeply into an area of our lives that is being activated. With Uranus in Taurus, this will involve love relationships, finances, and all personal values. Slow down and pay attention to the pace of what you may be stirring up.
If you have personal planets at the mid degrees of fixed signs you are in the midst of major epiphanies and upheavals. Your life is changing profoundly. This is a good time to see your astrologer.
_The Capricorn Moon is void-of-course from 8 PM until she enters Aquarius early Friday morning. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
Friday, August 20, 2021
INSIGHTS, SURPRISES & MENTAL STIMULATION
In the early morning hours, Mercury forms a lovely trine aspect to Uranus closely, followed by the Moon entering Aquarius.
You can expect to wake feeling that you are on the cusp of a new and exciting day. Uranus rules the Aquarius Moon, so this doubles the focus on issues of awakening, epiphanies, and quirky brilliance.
With the Moon in Aquarius, you may be surprised at how objectively you feel. You find that you can manage situations that at other times can send you into powerful emotional reactions. You will be far more engaged in abstract intellectual ideas than in emotional depth.
The trine aspect from Mercury to Uranus brings a great deal of stimulation to your mind, ideas, and communications. If you have unusual or unexpected information that must be shared today is an appropriate day to do so.
This is also a great time to meet new people whose ideas are a catalyst in opening your mind. Of course, this suggests that you may be a catalyst in opening the minds of others as well. Make sure to keep your thoughts active and highly stimulated today. Without mental stimulation, you may find yourself stirring the pot in a way that is not helpful.
You have a great deal more perspective on various circumstances and issues in your life than usual. You may receive or deliver welcome surprises and unexpected insights. Enjoy
_The Capricorn Moon is void-of-course until she enters Aquarius at 4:48 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
Saturday, August 21, 2021
A VERY AQUARIAN DAY
Today is a rather quiet day as we prepare for the Aquarius Full Moon tomorrow. We are also moving toward a trine aspect between Mars and Uranus that perfects tomorrow morning. We will feel it building today.
You can always expect the energy of innovation to show up when the Moon is in Aquarius. Adding to that the fact that Mars is about to trine Uranus and you will push hard to act with courage on those innovative ideas. Keep your attention open to newly discovered inspiration that is directed for the good of all humans.
The Moon in Aquarius has us so wrapped up in our thoughts and intellect that it is easy to forget emotional warmth and connection. Pay attention and take note if you are behaving with coldness or lack of sympathy. A cool rather distant friendliness and humanitarianism outrank close emotional connections.
Tomorrow’s Full Moon will illuminate innovative issues and solutions.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
VIRGO SEASON BEGINS ALONG WITH AN AQUARIUS FULL MOON
There is so much going on in the cosmos today! Should we start with the most important or with what begins the day? Let’s start out as the day begins.
Early while we sleep, Mars forms a lovely trine aspect to Uranus. This offers a bold, courageous, and highly unusual day. If you are stuck in a rut, today may offer what you need to change that. Do something out of the ordinary with optimistic anticipation. Follow your curiosity, your desire for freedom, and your courage.
At 8:08 AM EDT, the Full Moon occurs at the very last degree of Aquarius. In July the Full Moon occurred at the first degree of Aquarius. There are differing opinions on what constitutes a Blue Moon. Two consecutive Full Moons in the same sign is an unusual occurrence and what I personally consider a Blue Moon.
When we come to a Full Moon there is a general sense of celebration. Something that has been growing over time is at a peak illumination. Look around you. What has been building since the New Moon on August 8th? In considering the larger cycle what did you begin at the Aquarius New Moon on February 11th? What you see now in full form can still be adjusted. Pay attention and adjust as need be.
At 8:42 AM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces, asking you to slow down and today and rest. The next few days are good for meditation, deep contemplation, and the development of compassion.
Finally, as evening falls the Sun enters Virgo. At 5:34 PM EDT, we move into Virgo Season! I LOVE the shift from Leo season to Virgo season. Over the past month, we have spent time shining brightly and, oh, how we have played. Now it is time to slow down and get serious about school, harvests, and cooler days ahead. In the coming days, create a more proficient routine, get your home more organized, visit the library, or sign up for an online class. Let me know if you are finally ready to begin a serious study of astrology.
While the Sun is in Virgo ask yourself what you can further develop inside yourself as a service to others. What do you have to give that others will learn and grow from. Offer your kindness, your knowledge, and your humility.
_The Aquarius Moon is void-of-course from 8:02 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 8:42 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
Aquarius Full Moon
This second Aquarius Full Moon is exact at 8:02 QM EDT on Sunday, August 22nd. Read for your Rising Sign and your Sun Sign.
- If you have Aries Rising this Full Moon falls in your 11th House. This highlights the polarity between your 5th and 11th. Pay attention to how the tender love you give to others is reflected in the unique community that supports you.
- If you have Taurus Rising this Full Moon falls in your 10th House. This highlights the polarity of your 4th and 10th. Watch for how the closeness in your home and family illuminates your ability to bring innovative ideas into the outer world.
- If you have Gemini Rising this Full Moon falls in your 9th House. This highlights the polarity of your 3rd and 9th houses. Notice that your most tender-hearted communications awaken your original worldview and lofty unusual beliefs.
- If you have Cancer Rising this Full Moon falls in your 8th House. This highlights the polarity of your 2nd and 8th houses. Pay attention to how your personal values of caring for and protecting others help awaken you to the wildly unpredictable beliefs of others.
- If you have Leo Rising this Full Moon falls in your 7th House. This highlights the polarity of your 1st and 7th. Notice how your nurturing personality is reflected back to you through relationships with unusual and creative people.
- If you have Virgo Rising this Full Moon falls in your 6th House. This highlights the polarity of your 12th and 6th. Notice how your cherished unconscious beliefs shine a light on your need to develop new and unusual routine health and self-care practices.
- If you have Libra Rising this Full Moon falls in your 5th House. This highlights the polarity of your 11th and 5th. Pay attention to how the loving connections you receive through community show you how to fully express creativity and love.
- If you have Scorpio Rising this Full Moon falls in your 4th House. This highlights the polarity of your 10th and 4th houses. Look for how nurturing and caring for others in your career helps you appreciate your unique and unusual home and family.
- If you have Sagittarius Rising this Full Moon falls in your 3rd House. This highlights the polarity of your 9th and 3rd houses. Notice how your caring worldview informs your innovative ideas and uncommon communication abilities.
- If you have Capricorn Rising this Full Moon falls in your 2nd House. This highlights the polarity of your 8th and 2nd houses. Watch how your ability to nurture other people’s values allows you to fully understand your most unusual and personal convictions.
- If you have Aquarius Rising this Full Moon falls in your 1st House. This highlights the polarity of your 7th and 1st. Pay attention to how nurturing your intimate relationships allow you to express your most unique personal expression.
- If you have Pisces Rising this Full Moon falls in your 12th House. This highlights the polarity of your 6th and 12th. Nurturing your own self-care and health practices will support the development of the unequaled and unusual gifts within your unconscious.
In these weekly reports, I explore the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and give rise to fleeting moods. The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.