The Changing Moon this Week

The Moon sets the emotional tone as she moves through the Zodiac day-to-day. It takes approximately 28 days to traverse the entire Zodiac. Learning to work with this rhythm will help you align with and relax into an easier flow with the Universe. The luminous Moon spends approximately 2 ½ days in each sign before she moves on to the next.
The week begins with the Moon in Pisces. This suggests the importance of giving yourself plenty of time to rest, dream, and regenerate your emotional state. The Moon remains in this sensitive Mutable Water sign until Tuesday afternoon. You may feel tired, emotional, and vulnerable during this time. Silence, a nap, self-care, and time in meditation will be soothing.
At 2:57 PM EDT on Tuesday the Moon says goodbye to tender sensitivity and blasts into the dynamic Cardinal Fire sign of Aries. Aries is a very determined, physical, and rather solitary sign. While the Moon is in Aries engage your body in physically invigorating ways. Go for a run, a hike, a bike ride, dig a ditch or harvest the garden.  The Moon remains in Aries until the wee hours of Friday morning.
At 12:27 AM EDT on Friday the Moon enters Taurus where she will stay until Sunday afternoon. Plan your weekend with comfort and beauty at the center of everything. Make sure your refrigerator is full of comfort food, your most comfortable clean sheets are on your bed, and you have beautiful flowers on the table. Don’t set high expectations for the weekend. Allow yourself to be lazy and simply enjoy living.
Sunday at 12:42 PM EDT the Moon enters the Mutable Air sign of Gemini. Air signs relate to the intellect, you can expect an afternoon of conversations and mental activity. Mutable signs are adaptable and ready to change on a dime. Brunch with friends or any kind of social gathering is indicated.
Next week will begin with the Moon in friendly talkative Gemini.
_Please keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones.

Monday, August 23, 2021

With the Sun now in service and kindness-oriented Virgo and the Moon in Pisces, the week begins on a sweet and rather passive note. Both Virgo and Pisces are Mutable signs suggesting flexibility and ease when facing change. Pisces is Mutable Water and Virgo is Mutable Earth, Earth supports Water alluding to a passive day of adaptability and ease.
At 8:48 AM EDT, Venus in its happy place of Libra forms a flowing supportive trine to Saturn. This is a lovely transit. You are likely to feel more secure in your relationships and in your life in general. Your emotions remain calm and you understand changes that may be needed to support your bank balance and your love life
The feel of this transit will last throughout today and well into tomorrow. This can be a productive time as you take practical steps to fulfill obligations regarding love and money. Look for joy and pleasure today and you will find it.  Show love and seek expressions of love in a practical manner. If you need help, today is the day to ask as reasonable requests will most likely be granted.
This is also the time for serious discussions about the future. This is not the time for wild romance but a powerful time to negotiate relationships for long-term success

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

You can expect today to begin slowly, the morning passive and easy-going as the Moon continues through Pisces. At 2:57 PM EDT, the mood makes a sharp turn as the Moon enters Aries. You may notice a surge of robust energy. This increase in dynamic emotional stamina and strength will be with you for the next few days.
When the Moon is in Aries you may find that you tend to act with immediacy and without much forethought or consideration of the outcome. This is a great time for assertive or direct action when that is appropriate. However, do watch any tendency toward impatience and anger.
As the day continues you may feel a pull toward dreaminess that feels similar to a day with the Moon in Pisces. This is to be expected with Mercury opposing Neptune (which rules Pisces) occurring at 9:13 PM EDT. Don’t try to engage in serious discussions as you do not have the information you need. With this aspect in full force, something is not clear, information is missing, and you are in the dark. You may see a dream or a fantasy in clear relief but the reality is not clear. Wait for the clouds to part before making decisions or plans.
Settle in for a dreamy unproductive evening. Watch a film that will lead you into worlds beyond your own.

_The Pisces Moon is void-of-course from 5:13 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 2:57 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Moon continues through fast-acting assertive Aries today. Aries is a Cardinal Fire sign, ruled by Mars. When the Moon travels through this dynamic sign it is time to initiate decisive, independent action.
Given that we are still under the influence of Mercury opposing Neptune, pay attention. The Aries Moon may push you to take action today when it is really best to wait. With Mercury opposing Neptune still in play, it is likely that you do not have all the information you need before taking that desired action. If this involves a conversation or information you have recently received, it is particularly important to slow down. It can be difficult to hold back this forceful vigorous energy. Do your best.
Don’t be discouraged, there are still plenty of ways to engage the Aries Moon. Engage the strength and determination of your body today rather than your mind. Solitary sports, where you are competing only with yourself are the best use of the Aries/ Mars energy today.


Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Moon continues through Aries with much more freedom of expression than it had yesterday.
For the past few days, we have been living with a certain amount of confusion and lack of clarity due to the opposition between Mercury and Neptune. Not only has that confusion passed but today Mercury forms a powerful trine aspect to Pluto. This brings clarity and empowerment to the mind. Whatever conversation or project I cautioned you to wait on yesterday is ready to move forward today.  
With Mercury, the planet of intellect and the mind in a trine aspect to powerful Pluto you can expect that solutions are close to the surface. A deep exploration of your motivations and talking with others will help you find the answers you are looking for
Aries is the sign of the Warrior, the Leader, and the Pioneer. These three archetypes all require a great deal of courage. Tap into and engage courage in all that you do today. It is important to understand that if you wait for courage to magically build inside you, necessary action may never occur. Once you engage the action, courage will follow. This is another way of saying ‘fake it until it is real’. Anyone with a strong Aries component in their natal chart will understand what I am saying.

_The Aries Moon is void-of-course from 5:15 PM EDT until she enters Taurus tomorrow morning at 12:27 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._

Friday, August 27, 2021

In the wee hours of the morning, the Moon left the hot territory of Aries behind preparing to spend the bulk of the weekend in simple, stable Taurus. When the Moon enters Taurus we want to slow down, smell the roses, and create comfort in all that we do.
Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign blessing us with the sold stability of the immovable reality and stability of the EarthWhen the Moon is in Taurus we are motivated by the desire for solid earth-based comfort, beauty, serenity, and peace. The Moon is constant and sensual here, looking for comfort without change. 
While the Moon was in Aries, we needed to use our bodies courageously for dynamic action. Now in Taurus, we use our bodies for sensual pleasures. Indulge in good food, deep touch, lovely music, delightful aromas, and beautiful vistas. 
As evening approaches the Moon forms a difficult square aspect to Saturn (5:05 PM EDT). This can bring with it some crankiness and discomfort. Give others a pass on their irritability and yourself a few hours alone. As long as you do that, this will pass without incident.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Yesterday the lazy, pleasure-seeking Taurus Moon had some cranky evening difficulties. Those difficulties bleed into this morning as the Moon forms a challenging square with Uranus at 5:52 AM EDT. Either sleep late or spend the early morning hours alone to manage unease and anxiety.
By the time the day is in full gear, the restlessness will have passed leaving a simple uncomplicated day in its wake. Don’t make any complicated plans for the day. Work in the garden, go to the beach, have a picnic with friends. A late summer Saturday with the Moon in this sensuous self-indulgent sign is a rare gift. Enjoy it.
Taurus seeks calm, balance, serenity, and beauty. The Moon is at her most sensual and lazy in Taurus. You want to surround yourself with beauty but you don’t want to clean the house. You want to eat delicious food but you’d rather not do the cooking. Go ahead and indulge yourself today, enjoy the ice cream, buy the flowers for the bedside, and take yourself out for dinner
This is not a day to stretch yourself beyond complacency or convenience, stay in your comfort zone. Slowly and with steadfast intent, please yourself with simple comfort. 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Today begins with a continuation of the calm and quiet stability of the Taurus Moon which has been with us since Friday morning. Don’t rush into the day, enjoy a slow, leisurely, and extravagant morning and breakfast with loved ones
At 12:42 PM EDT, the calm of the Taurus Moon ends as the Moon enters chatty Gemini. It may feel like you need to make up for lost time as you realize how much you want or need to talk about. When the Moon is in Gemini we tend to be more social and want folks to converse with. This desire for conversation is not related to serious issues. The chatter and discussions you engage with and that you hear from others is likely to be rather superficial. You are looking for intellectual gymnastics and fun. Humor will gain you many extra points in any social gathering this afternoon.
A downside to the Gemini Moon is that you may feel restless as it is difficult to stick with one thought, idea, or topic of conversation. Your best bet is to follow your curious mind and find engaging folks to share information, knowledge, and stories with

_The Taurus Moon is void-of-course from 10:59 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 12:42 PM PDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._

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.

A horoscope is a blueprint of an individual’s character. You have heard it said that character equals destiny. However, nothing exists that does not change over time. With an understanding of the planetary influences in your chart and your life, you can change your attitudes and patterns of behavior. In this way, you can change your character and your destiny, moving you ever forward in your powerful evolution.  – Laurie Farrington