As we head into a quieter time of the year I am preparing to write an astrology book/ workbook. I am always looking for ways to help those of you interested to learn how to make astrology of practical use in your life.

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Please keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override the universal ones that this blog is based on. A personal consultation offers deep understanding.

A QUIETLY QUIRKY START TO THE WEEK – Monday, August 31, 2020

The Moon moves silently through Aquarius today without making any aspects to other planets. You can anticipate an overriding sense of objectivity and the ability to see the world with new eyes.

Your focus is less personal and your attention centers on how the collective of humanity is being impacted by the changes in our world today.

This awareness comes with the gift of a more detached viewpoint. Accept this emotional vacation. With so much intensity in the world around us, it is a welcome relief. Do what you can to find ways to help.

FANTASY MEETS REALITY – A PARADOX – Tuesday, September 1, 2020

By the time you start the day the Moon is in the inscrutable sign of Pisces. With the Moon in this mutable water sign, it may not be easy to see a clear reality. You are more interested in those things that can not be seen or measured. You may find yourself lost in dreams, imagination, and fantasy.

However, shortly after the Moon enters Pisces, Mercury forms a trine aspect to Pluto, the planet of power dynamics. Both destruction and empowerment are the realms of Pluto.

Take those rose-colored glasses off long enough to listen to what is being said and speak your most authentic truth.

***The Aquarius Moon is void-of-course from 12:57 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 5:35 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

A PISCES FULL MOON IN CHALLENGING TIMES – Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Here in the eastern time zone, the Full Moon occurs at 1:22 AM. In other places, you may have celebrated it last night.

Think about the Full Moon as a time of illumination and awareness, a time when we are able to gain a clear view. The Pisces Full Moon seeks to make something intangible clear. The clarity is somehow draped in gauze. Open your eyes wide today while keeping a soft focus.

The illumination of this Full Moon began with a seed that you planted at the New Moon on August 18th. In the larger cycle consider back to what began on February 23, 2020. If you follow these cycles over time patterns will begin to emerge.

Today is a complex day with that Full Moon, Venus opposing Saturn, and the Sun trine Uranus all before Noon EDT. You may find yourself feeling a deep level of impatience. Something or someone is holding you back from the freedom that you so desire.

Give yourself the freedom of time to yourself today. Contemplate what freedom means to you. Consider how your close partnerships support your freedom and autonomy and how you support theirs. We all need time and attention to determine our own authentic self. Give that to yourself, your friends, and partners today.

CLEAR COMMUNICATIONS – Thursday, September 3, 2020

While Venus opposed Saturn yesterday, today Mercury trines Saturn. What did you learned yesterday regarding your personal values and need for freedom? Speak about it today or put your thoughts to paper. Your ability to communicate your values and beliefs is steadfast. You feel personally committed to direct clarity in your communications. Speak or write.

At 4:22 PM EDT, the Moon enters Aries. This may feel as though you are coming out of a fog. Shake yourself off and move forward with determination and courage. Share your thoughts with directness and courage. One word of caution: with the Moon now in Aries your speech may sound more aggressive than you realize. Set aside any selfishness that you can root out and keep kindness top of mind.

***The Pisces Moon is void-of-course from 10:35 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 4:22 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

WELCOME PUSHBACK – Friday, September 4, 2020

What an interesting day in these interesting times. You can expect a sense of tension when you assert your values and beliefs today. You may get some pushback from a partner or friend who challenges your expressed values. Remaining in this discomfort will help you stabilize your position.

Later in the day, it will be easier than usual to express your beliefs and values as the pushback from this morning has stabilized your thinking. Now you will be able to express something you may not have had clarity about in the past.

Remember that often times disagreements and even arguments are the very things that allow us to do the inner work to clarify our position. Welcome this.

With the Moon in Aries speak with courage as you develop a powerful understanding of your values, your beliefs, and how to express them.

CALM THE ANGRY WATERS – Saturday, September 5, 2020

Today’s Aries Moon forms challenging aspects to the rough gathering of planets in Capricorn (Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn). This suggests that you will feel more emotional sensitivity to the painful cultural issues we are navigating.

With the Moon in Aries emotional sensitivity will look more like anger than tears. If you notice frustration and indignation rising do something to move energy through your body. Go for a bike ride or a run, dance, make love, or play tennis. Any activity that gets your heart pumping will help you manage anxiety today.

At 3:46 PM EDT Mercury enters Libra. Having only been in Virgo since August 19th, Mercury is moving along at a quick pace and will remain in Libra until September 27th.

If you pay attention you will feel the difference in your thinking and the communications of others. While Mercury was in Virgo we were busy analyzing and categorizing all the information coming our way. While Mercury is in Libra we will be more interested in how others think. We want to understand and calm the waters of anger and loud disagreements. You may notice a shift toward your inner diplomate, able to see both sides of all situations. Hold steady as you learn deep understanding.

SELF EXPRESSION AND PLAY – Sunday, September 6, 2020

Today dawns with the Moon newly in Taurus where she encourages your emotions to settle down by with beauty and comfort. We welcome the steadfast calm. Bring flowers into your home, create delight and refinement in your environment.

In the wee hours of the morning, Venus changes sign as well. Having been in Cancer since August 7 she now enters Leo. As Venus travels through the signs she asks that we look at and learn about our values through different filters. While in Cancer we may have focused on how and what we value regarding family and home. Now in Leo, we will be more interested in how and what we value about self-expression and playfulness. Venus will stay in Leo until October 2nd. This is the time to think ahead and plan how to play and express generosity in the months ahead. Normally this is the time you buy your theater tickets (I only know that because I worked in a box office for many years). In this time of COVID we must consider a more socially responsible and equitable way to encourage generosity of expression.

***The Aries Moon is void-of-course from 12:45 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 4:44 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

* In these weekly reports, I explore the major aspects formed by transits 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.