Weekly Astrology Notes August 21-28, 2016
Notes: Times shown in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Weekly Summary: Three planetary conjunctions this week. The beginning of the week is inspirational. Mars is challenged this week, making for a frustrating mid-week, however the coming weekend looks absolutely fabulous.
Sunday: Good day for starting new projects and spending time around the home with Moon in Aires.
Monday: High energetic Monday with Mercury conjunct Jupiter, good for group activities.
Tuesday: Mellow Tuesday with opportunity to meet someone special.
Wednesday: A frustrating Wednesday with Mars conjunct Saturn. Ego energies are repressed and a Last Quarter Moon.
Thursday: Confusing and frustrating day with Mars square Neptune. Another day of more repressed ego energies. Time for spiritual work.
Friday: Mentally exhausting Friday. Not good for making decisions. Mind is overworked and needs to slow down. But evening is relaxed.
Saturday: A most pleasant Saturday. Absolutely must get out and meet others today.
Sunday: Another great weekend day. Excellent for social gatherings and all relationship activities.
Also this week: John McCain, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, Saudi Arabia, Bashar al Assad
Good day for starting new projects and spending time around the home with Moon in Aires.
2:09am – Moon (Aires) trine Mars (Sagittarius) High energy in the middle of the night.
4:43am – Moon (Aires) trine Saturn (Sagittarius) Good energy for getting started on a new project on Sunday morning.
1:42pm – Moon (Aires) square Pluto (Capricorn) Feeling isolated and wanting more power. Could be disruptive.
People should be feeling the early morning Mercury conjunct Jupiter this evening.
High energetic Monday with Mercury conjunct Jupiter, good for group activities.
2:05am – Mercury conjunct Jupiter (Virgo) 26d, check your chart. The mind expands and is full of new ideas. Lots of talk, talk, talk. New opportunities present themselves. Brighter and more energetic, more open/honest, which can be refreshing. However, Mercury is fallen in Sagittarius, so the conjunction to Jupiter can bring out adolescent or primitive behavior. In this case, it’s easy to put your foot in your mouth, say something inappropriate, blurt out wisdom or advice when it’s not asked for and just simply think with your mouth open. Sometimes that good, sometimes not, depends on the crowd. And this aspect is very good for group activities as it invites you to expand through sharing and comparing ideas. You may also notice people are louder today.
The exchange of information increases and the news and politics is more emphasized as we feel the need to keep up to date on the topics of the day. In Virgo, the tendency is to go over the details too much and chew on something too long. There is a restlessness that pervades the atmosphere as if we still don’t know enough and must continue to seek for more. Good for learning in general, especially for the study of any topic that personally interests you and makes you feel like you are growing. Raises your curiosity level.
In general, people are more opinionated and identify more with their beliefs. Mercury is the conscious mind and Jupiter is your perceptions. So your perceptions about life are constantly in the forefront of your mind. This makes you smarter, more mentally expansive, able to converse on a wide range of topics including foreign affairs and generally more interesting, but it also makes it harder to accept correction.
Good for public speaking, helps the voice to carry farther and project your thoughts. Increases interest in professional organizations and group activities designed for professional advancement. Jupiter is optimistic so folks are feeling good about themselves, like they can expand into something new and interesting.
Overall, most will experience this as a burst of new ideas and a generally positive outlook on life. Great for conversations as wisdom will be with everyone.
4:48am – Moon conjunct Uranus (Aires) Break up the stagnant energy with a new direction. People are liable to be really in love with themselves with this aspect. Aires says “I am” and Uranus is interesting. The Moon is your heartfelt desire. The overall effect is that people are really into themselves. Brings up hubris, some will be looking for an audience. Void of Course begins, continues until the afternoon.
8:00am (approx.) – Moon (Aires) quincunx Jupiter, then Mercury (Virgo). A sudden desire to be appreciated by serving others. You feel the pain of past mistakes, conflicting emotions and underestimate your abilities. Beware of guilty feelings that only serve to bring you down. You may need to severe yourself from overbearing people and let go of guilt for past mistakes. Avoid volunteering your services (wisdom, opinions, etc), too easy to get used. May sound strange but due to Mercury and Jupiter making this aspect about the same time, we can expect a bit stronger manifestation than usual. In a way, this does put a twist on the concurrent Mercury conjunct Jupiter, albeit for just a couple of hours. Nonetheless, this could make Monday morning bring a powerful event, a precise adjustment that marks this day. If you have a natal planet at 26d Virgo, you may want to pay special attention to this aspect.
9:39am – Sun enters Virgo. Time to process and eliminate, get to work. Time to heal and attend to health matters. The process oriented nature of Virgo causes the Sun to slow down. In Virgo, the Sun would prefer to relax in the soothing earth energy, like Taurus the bull, but Virgo pushes them to get up and work in a methodical way.
Interesting to note, we now have 4 planets in Virgo: Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter. So people are rather critical now and feeling the need to digest a lot of information. That makes for a lot of attention to personal hygiene and perfection.
2:19pm – Moon enters Taurus. Moon is exalted in Taurus, good for massage and attending to your garden, makes the home more pleasant. Warm and sensual, Taurus Moon is very good at receiving. Scorpio loves to stroke, Taurus loves to be stroked.
2:39pm – Moon (Taurus) trine Sun (Virgo) Energy flows smoothly between people, good for creative activities.
Mellow Tuesday with opportunity to meet someone special.
8:32am – Moon (Taurus) sextile Neptune (Pisces) Good for rock medicine. Let you feelings guide you towards a more compassionate understanding. Very good for mediation.
3:43pm – Moon (Taurus) trine Pluto (Capricorn) Energizes the afternoon, good opportunity to transform your life to better suit your needs.
Mars conjunct Saturn for tomorrow will be in effect this evening.
A frustrating Wednesday with Mars conjunct Saturn. Ego energies are repressed and a Last Quarter Moon.
4:27am – Mars conjunct Saturn (Sagittarius) at 9d52′. Powerful meetings of the planets. Mars loves Saturn because it gets to build something that lasts a long time, for this reason Mars is exalted in Capricorn. Generally speaking today is a day when the universe asks us to assume a more mature (Saturn) identity (Mars). For some this can feel confining, for others it’s an opportunity.
On this day we feel drawn to express our ego energies in a structured and respectful manner. “I am masterful” are the key words. This can bring up ego battles to see who is the most masterful, successful, worthy of respect. We play it safe and secure (Saturn) and tend to be more methodical and not interested in deviating from the norm. In social settings, uniqueness is not valued so much as success and reputation. So it’s not a good day for a costume party.
Because Mars in Sagittarius likes to spar over intellectual pursuits, this aspect could make people argumentative like they need to prove the lasting value of their opinions. We may feel the need to limit others for what we consider to be respectable reasons. But that is the wrong reason.
But, it’s an opportunity for those willing to work hard for future gain. Staying with the methodical, tried and true works to your advantage in the long run. Avoiding power struggles is easier if you don’t mind working alone.
On a geopolitical level, this aspect could manifest as anger towards political figures as well as political in-fighting for the top position. It could also turn out to be a somewhat oppressive day. The Tower of Babel effect of Saturn in Sagittarius takes a big step forward today, regrettably. Very important point. This is the one and only conjunction of Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius. The last conjunct August, 2014 in Scorpio, and the next is April 2018 in Capricorn. So this is the moment when the powers that be initiate their new structure, which in this case is a new limited perspective/opinion/belief. A pivotal moment in the building of the Tower of Babel, which is destined to fall when Saturn enters Capricorn in December 2017.
5:06am – Moon (Taurus) trine Venus (Virgo) These next 3 Moon aspects when taken together should make the morning a bit more pleasant than otherwise with the Mars conjunct Saturn. Feelings and emotions in balance.
11:06am – Moon (Taurus) trine Jupiter (Virgo) Opportunity. Seeing things in a positive light. Good business and for relations with women.
12:38pm – Moon (Taurus) trine Mercury (Virgo) Good for business, emotions don’t inhibit thought processes. Void of Course begins.
4:40pm – Moon enters Gemini. Emotions get more active and restless, moving from one thing to another. Good for communication and short distance travel. Slow down to avoid nervous tension.
8:41pm – Moon (Gemini) square Sun (Virgo) Last Quarter Moon. That time of the month when we feel emotionally challenged and feel the need to prove our worth. Tendency with Gemini to Virgo is for the mind to overwork and get lost in the details. Avoid judging your self-worth on how much you know and find a practical (Virgo) outlet for your energy. You can get a lot of work accomplished.
Confusing and frustrating day with Mars square Neptune. Another day of more repressed ego energies. Time for spiritual work.
9:29am – Moon (Gemini) opposition Saturn (Sagittarius) Feels repressed, thinking limited.
10:34am – Moon (Gemini) opposition Mars (Sagittarius) Opposing forces driven together, sometime produces romance, sometimes fights. Avoid telling someone they “don’t see the big picture” or anything along those lines.
11:07am – Moon (Gemini) square Neptune (Pisces) A precursor for the later Mars square Neptune. Thoughts and feelings disconnected from reality. You get mixed messages from others. Easy to want to avoid others and isolate yourself.
11:57pm – Mars (Sagittarius) square Neptune (Pisces) Can bring out unrealistic aggressive behavior that is out of proportion to the situation. Tendency is to want to save the world with your ego and this leads to some people who can’t find their own personal boundary and their ego expands and expands until they meet someone they can fight with.
This aspect creates a crisis to incorporate two very different elements of our psyche, our ego and our connection to the collective, or God. Neptune asks that we dissolve our ego while Mars is the ego. So the resultant frustration leads to over aggressive behavior in an attempt to preserve what seems to be dying.
On a positive note, this transit does bring up the desire to help the underdog, someone whom society has swept under the rug or who hasn’t been treated fairly in life. We must remember that Neptune is spirituality and the square is work, so we do our spiritual work on the Neptune squares. If we are up to the challenge, the personal reward is a positive experience as your ego dissolves into the collective, you feel loved by everyone and then experience a rebirth afterward. Such an experience provides a lot of transportation for spiritual purposes. It brings you to self-realization through dissolving of the self. The ultimate way to learn about yourself is to be self-less. Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions meaning you get where you are going by trying to go in the opposite direction.
But for most of us we’ll find it hard to keep the mind focused on mundane tasks while we feel a nagging discontent with ourselves and others. The tendency is to want to escape into fantasy and superstition. It’s confusing and frustrating. The way to overcome this is to dance, let go of ego demands and let your feet lead you in whatever direction the universe needs you to go.
Not a good for making decisions. Mind is overworked and needs to slow down. But later in the evening is relaxed.
10:03am – Moon (Gemini) sextile Uranus (Aires) Feeling free and wanting to express your unique side or achieve independence. Good time to be with friends, not work.
1:12pm – Moon (Gemini) square Venus (Virgo) Mind works harder to understand others.
3:09pm – Moon (Gemini) square Jupiter (Virgo) Happy hour gets started about now. Not the best judgment, overindulgent.
5:30pm – Moon (Gemini) square Mercury (Virgo) A bit confusing with yet another Gemini to Virgo square. The mind speeds up and can be impulsive and easily confused. Slow down. Void of Course begins.
8:06pm – Moon enters Cancer. Mood turns mellow, people seek security and home. Good time to spend around the home and attend to your emotional needs.
A most pleasant Saturday. Absolutely must get out and meet others today.
4:08am – Moon (Cancer) sextile Sun (Virgo) The last sextile before the Full Moon, always a good time, enlightened conversation, feeling generous towards others.
2:59pm – Moon (Cancer) trine Neptune (Pisces) Open to impressions and psychic ability. Feeling warm and generous towards others.
3:29pm – Venus conjunct Jupiter (Virgo) The most pleasant aspect in the book. Feeling generous (Jupiter) towards others (Venus). What could go wrong with that? Excellent for all social gatherings, especially recreational. Relationships that begin today will carry an optimism and luck that should see you through the hard times better than most. Brings out indulgent behavior and everyone is feeling lucky.
It is very important that we are with others at this time as much as possible. The general good feelings we all have towards one another need expressed at this time. So get out of the house and be with others. No sense in wasting this aspect sitting alone. If you lack for ideas, I suggest meetup.com which has loads of interesting activities that you can find.
10:39pm – Moon (Cancer) opposition Pluto (Capricorn) People are looking for sex about now.
Another great weekend day. Excellent for social gatherings and all relationship activities.
2:41pm – Moon (Cancer) square Uranus (Aires) A challenge to maintain your composure despite annoying people. Very socially aware. You see the weakness in others and it upsets you. Ask yourself why.
8:54pm – Moon (Cancer) sextile Jupiter (Virgo) Feeling warm and generous, makes for good company.
11:23pm – Moon (Cancer) sextile Venus (Virgo) and Moon (Cancer ) sextile Mercury (Virgo) happening the same minute. This is really nice. The Moon makes a sextile to Mercury conjunct Venus. Very harmonious moment in time. Pleasant thoughts and feelings are shared by everyone.
11:32pm – Mercury conjunct Venus (Virgo) We last had this aspect recently, on July 16. It is a very positive aspect in terms of people’s outlook, their desire to socialize and to share ideas with others. In fact, people will not want a quiet setting, but prefer to be somewhere where they can socialize and confabulate (schmooze), and it’s all because we need to be liked and be in agreement with others today.
In Virgo, we will be looking for that perfect setting for a romantic evening. It will be easy to find agreement with your partner now and it will seem like you are both thinking along the same lines. A good evening to attend a festival or music venue. We all want to hear pleasant sounds.
The reason why this aspect is so pleasant is because Mercury rules the conscious mind while Venus rules beauty and harmony. Put the two together and you get a person who prefers pleasant thoughts and conversation. With the Moon forming a sextile concurrently, it’s hard to imagine anyone in a bad mood at this moment. Be sure to share it with others, no sense in wasting it alone.
The overall positive outlook for this aspect makes it good for almost anything, especially going out and meeting people. You’re sure to show your positive side and others as well making it perfect for a special occasion, like a wedding.
He’s been on my watch list for a while. This week could prove pivotal. We see that Mars square Neptune is happening on top of his MidHeaven, as well as Saturn approaching for the last pass on the conjunction. A recent story in the news indicates that John McCain’s career is built largely upon a lie. Recently surfaced recordings from the Vietnam era of John McCain reveal him acting like a Toyko Rose and putting out propaganda for the enemy. This is exactly the kind of thing that I spoke about months ago with him. His natal Saturn square Jupiter (10th) has the tendency to exaggerate career achievements in order to please his father’s expectations. And this passage of Saturn through the 10th house is a time of reckoning for him. Saturn is your reputation, and if you got there the dishonest way, then ultimately it comes out. Saturn crossing the Midheaven and entering the 10th house can be as much a time of career destruction as it can career renewal.
This week presents a special challenge for him. The Mars conjunct is going to make him aggressively defiant about his career in the face of new allegations. Makes him refuse to listen to better judgment, defy the requirements of tradition. But the Neptune square overpowers his aggression and causes it to dissipate. His ego dissolves and his career and reputation along with it.
Some particular history about this aspect. The natal Mars square Neptune in the USA’s birth chart is the aspect that epitomizes America’s overpowering and repressive military activity. We now see this aspect occurring with a close connection to America’s most militaristic politician, John McCain. Therefore, as this aspect effects him, it also effects America. His fall is part of America’s fall as a dominating military power. Ultimately, America’s military will be reborn as a peacekeeping force.
Debbie Wasserman Shultz
I mentioned her a few weeks ago and I’ve been waiting to see what would transpire around her Jupiter opposition Saturn. Also note she was having Mercury conjunct Uranus about the time she made these comments. This transit tends to bring out the hubris, especially for someone like her. She is now admitting what everyone had already deduced, that she was working for Hillary while she was at the DNC. The Jupiter opposition Saturn is a challenging transit because it brings up limitation to your rhetoric. She made a bad decision by making such a public admission, however bad decision making is common with this transit. Notice she’s having her Chiron return and the recent Jupiter opposition Chiron hit her double. She received a very public wound.
Add to the Neptune just made another pass over her Moon in Pisces. She needs to be very cautious about the people she is bring close to her right now. Really easy to be deceived with this transit. I hope she is well aware of the long list of dead confidants in Hillary’s past. For normal people it’s a fantastic transit, one of the best. You feel a direct divine connection to your heart. It can be one of the most touching transits of your entire life. But for her, illusions and fantasies lead to self-deception. You can see it playing out because Neptune often accompanies sacrifice and the Moon represents not only your own emotions, but women in general. Here we see her sacrificing herself for another woman, Hillary. The wrong way to do it. Instead, she should be getting in touch with her inner Goddess.
Also note this other story about Huma Abedin, whom I mentioned in detail last week. This just a follow-up story that leads us to think that she may be one of the associates who brings Hillary down.
Jupiter and Mercury square Uranus on August 20 and she goes into hiding for 4 days. She has no events planned from August 18-22. How convenient. Right when we’re waiting for her to meltdown. Over the course of the next couple of months she has only Jupiter sextile Jupiter to pull her through. The Saturn trines to her 9th house planets will only help her gain the support of authority figures, not the general public. Uranus trine Saturn does the same only more so. So look for her to continue getting very limited support from the general public and lots of support from the mainstream news and the hidden authority in government and banking.
The end of last week’s report includes much more information on Hillary’s current transits. Check that out if you’re interested in more detail.
Saudis confess defeat in Yemen. This Jupiter opposition Chiron hit them hard as it formed a T-square to their natal Moon at 24d Gemini. And the recent Jupiter conjunct Mercury brought forth some blunt honesty from one of their politicians. It still looks pretty bad for them, the ongoing Uranus return and square Pluto will continue to bring revolution to that country. The decoupling of the Saudi Regime from Mecha is now complete, although the mainstream media does not report it. From this point on it is just a matter of time before all of these mistakes add up to one completely dysfunctional society.
Bashar al Assad
China is now backing him up militarily. The greatest set of Pluto transits a guy could hope for.
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John McCain is in for some challenging transits this week. The end is near for him.
Debbie Wassmerman Shultz. Bad decision on Jupiter opposition Saturn.
Hillary goes into hiding while Jupiter and Mercury square her natal Uranus. Her health problems are getting much worse.
More on Hillary’s email problems.
Is Huma Abedin going to be the one who brings Hillary down?
We are now seeing the collapse of the Saudi Regime. This story confirms that they have lost control of Mecha.
Saudis confess defeat in Yemen | Veterans Today
Bashar al Assad
Going down in history as the man with the best Pluto transits during a crisis.