Weekly Astrology Notes August 13-20, 2017
Note: Times shown are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
On Sunday, Sun trine Saturn makes it a day to focus on practical matters. It’s a personally rewarding aspect.
On Monday, Moon in Taurus makes several strong aspects today, including the Last Quarter Moon, so personal finances and things of personal value have more importance today.
On Tuesday, Venus opposition Pluto make it an intense day, brings up subconscious desires including sexual energy.
On Wednesday, Venus square Jupiter brings warmth and good feelings, good aspect for a social gathering.
On Thursday, Moon enters Cancer in the morning.
On Friday, Moon in Cancer gives us some challenges around mid-day, but otherwise good aspects for social activities.
On Saturday, Moon enters Leo, time to shine like the Sun and start preparing for the coming Solar Eclipse.
On Sunday, A fantastic set of aspects today. Mars sextile Jupiter and Sun trine Uranus bring confidence and positive change. A day to get out of the house and do something special.
Also this week, a bit more about the coming Solar Eclipse on 8/21, as well as transits for the USA and Donald Trump.
Sun trine Saturn makes it a day to focus on practical matters.
1:01am – Moon conjunct Uranus (Aires). Each month this aspect brings a surprise, something to remind you that you are unique, this time it’s in the middle of the night. Void of Course begins.
3:40am – Moon enters Taurus. Exalted in Taurus because the steadfast energy of Taurus enables the Moon to build lasting bonds. We are more sensual and pleasant for the next couple of days, preferring to remain stable and secure.
2:06pm – Sun (Leo) trine Saturn (Sagittarius) This is a personally rewarding aspect. Today our creative efforts (Sun) focus on practical (Saturn) matters and things meant to last. We are more self-disciplined and willing to work hard and look good doing it. Hard work is noticed and appreciated by others, including your boss at work. Projects that start under this aspect are more likely to withstand the test of time. Saturn offers us reassurance now, we feel like if we put out the effort we will get paid accordingly because Saturn always pays off in this lifetime when you do the work.
Saturn trines and sextiles are what other people like about you because these are the parts of yourself that you maintain within respectable limits and can share with others. So today we are more agreeable and not interested in being a rebel.
This aspect is good for planning, setting goals for your life, career planning, etc. Saturn is efficient and the trine enables you to remove any superfluous and impractical things from your life that drain your energy and keep you from finding success. Saturn brings maturity, sobriety and better judgment as it shows us the way to becoming more masterful in life.
Aspect is good for therapy and getting in touch with what is most important to you in life. We are more realistic about life and this aspect is just really good for self reflection.
A good day to work on construction projects, especially involving stone work. A sculptor would have an aspect like this in their chart. But you must put out the effort and you will achieve. Saturn guarantees payment if you put out the effort and always pays off in this lifetime. That’s an important concept to remember with Saturn.
11:42pm – Moon (Taurus) trine Mercury (Virgo). Late in the evening emotions and thought flow smoothly, easy to share feelings. Skillful (Virgo) use of personal resources (Taurus).
Moon in Taurus makes several strong aspects today, including the Last Quarter Moon, so personal finances and things of personal value have more importance today.
2:55am – Moon (Taurus) sextile Neptune (Pisces) Pleasant dreams in the middle of the night.
7:30am – Moon (Taurus) square Mars (Leo) Money (Taurus) issues inhibit create efforts (Leo). Arguments involving money or things of personal value. Demanding and impulsive, but not so much this time because of the next aspect.
7:49am – Moon (Taurus) sextile Venus (Cancer) The exact opposite of the previous. Money flows into the home. People are easy-going and not demanding.
9:33am – Moon (Taurus) trine Pluto (Capricorn) Feeling confident and resourceful, enough to make a change for the better in your life and others.
6:15pm – Moon (Taurus) square Sun (Leo). Last Quarter Moon. That moment each month when the payoff for this months goals arrives or the failure to meet expectations brings disappointment. Always a challenging time when we feel a bit tense. This month, a struggle to fulfill creative efforts may exhaust your finances or you may feel you don’t have enough money to create what you want in life. Void of Course begins.
Venus opposition Pluto brings up subconscious desires including sexual energy.
7:06am – Moon enters Gemini. Emotions are more active for the next couple of days as we move from one thing to the next, restless and talkative. Good time for intellectual pursuits and catching up on calls, Gemini keeps the mind active and the information flowing.
4:13am – Venus (Cancer) opposition Pluto (Capricorn) Venus is our receptive side, it rules how give and receive love. For women, Venus tends to be more prominent is their life as it is associated with the feminine ego. For men, it governs affinity, what men like and think is beautiful. Pluto is power, intensity, stamina, competence, and it governs sexual energy. With Venus opposition Pluto, there is a marked increase in sexual energy, women seek more power and influence and men are more interested in sexual encounters. Aspect brings up a lot of self-reliant behavior, self-confidence, audacity and the need to control your personal environment and the people in it.
The best part of this aspect is that if you stay focused, your can get a lot of work done today. Pluto tends to brings a strong burst of energy and stamina. Today is an energetic day with more intense encounters. Interactions will seem more deep and meaningful that usual. Sexual energy gets infused in all one-to-one (Venus) encounters. People dress more sexy than usual and there is more sexual display. But with Pluto there is much that is not said, 90% remains below the surface, and Capricorn is sexy behind closed doors not in the open, so the sexual tension will simmer just below the surface waiting to be activated. It may not be as overt as usual in these signs.
Pluto is also compulsive and it tends to bring up subconscious desires. And Cancer rules the subconscious mind. So all sorts of unconscious compulsions could pop up creating an embarrassing situation if you are not careful. Pluto aspects always ask us to be focused, harness the energy.
The Cancer-Capricorn opposition is characterized as a need to strike a balance between home (Cancer) and career (Capricorn). In this case all of the qualities of Cancer, which include not only the home, but our need to be nurtured as well as our insecurities, all of these need to be kept in their proper place and not interfere with career goals. In the natal chart, these aspect create a conflict (opposition) between the two which forces one to strike a balance. So this aspect could bring up a lot of insecurities followed by a need to overcome them, either cover it up or prove to yourself that you can do it.
In this case, Venus is currently feeling rather soft and receptive in Cancer, we desire love and harmony in the home. But Pluto brings a powerful burst of energy which could disrupt that placid environment. Pluto brings a desire to reform and if your home environment really needs that, then this aspect could be the catalyst to making that happen.
Existing relationships will go through a challenge today. If you feel unsatisfied in your relationship, especially with sex, then this aspect is sure to bring some tensions so you can work it out. New relationships that begin now with have Pluto qualities, intense, sexual, compulsive and controlling. Overall, the more conscious your are of this energy the more apt you are to use for constructive ends.
Venus square Jupiter brings warmth and good feelings, good aspect for a social gathering.
1:49am – Moon (Gemini) square Mercury (Virgo) Middle of the night.
5:35am – Moon (Gemini) square Neptune (Pisces) Crisis to resurrect information. Unconscious thoughts and impressions interfere with communication. Easy to be deluded by wishful thinking and things left unsaid. Not a good time to make agreements.
12:29pm – Moon (Gemini) sextile Mars (Leo) A strong will and high energy are best applied to some physical activity. Clear communication.
3:35pm – Moon (Gemini) trine Jupiter (Libra) Talkative, intelligent (Air signs), abundant good feelings, inspirational, idealistic. Good time to be in a crowd.
6:40pm – Moon (Gemini) opposition Saturn (Sagittarius) Emotional energy subsides, inflexible, in need of reassurance. But the concurrent Venus aspect smooths out judgmental feelings. Eat a warm meal.
11:40pm – Venus (Cancer) square Jupiter (Libra) Quite the opposite of the previous Venus aspect. Despite the square, this is pretty much always a positive transit. Venus and Jupiter get along so well that even the square is a good aspect. Today we have abundant (Jupiter) warm (Cancer) feeling (Venus) that we want to share with everyone we meet. A great aspect for a party or social gathering.
This aspect is good for business, people more apt to buy something to improve their looks, enhance their beauty. Aspect is good for relationships. Existing relationships benefit from the generosity and happiness and new relationships that start under this influence will be good for both.
Aspect is good to help settle legal disputes. Both sides are more concerned with being wise and morally upright (Jupiter) than with winning at any cost.
Aspect is not for hard work, folks not mentally disciplined, more indulgent, carefree and lackadaisical.
The one thing that makes it challenging is Venus square Libra, it’s ruling sign, which brings one negative effect, you may feel a bit cantankerous, disagreeable. If so, ask yourself why and it will be because of something that happened in your childhood. Cancer to Libra square is characterized as childhood insecurities (Cancer) interfere with relationships (Libra).
Moon enters Cancer in the morning.
12:13am – Moon (Gemini) sextile Sun (Leo) Last sextile before the New Moon is always a creative time, good to be with friends.
6:38am – Moon (Gemini) sextile Uranus (Aires). Feeling ambitious and adaptable in the morning. Good time for business meetings. Void of Course begins.
9:13am – Moon enters Cancer. Moon begins a new cycle in Cancer. We are more sensitive and passive for the next couple of days. This is symbolized by the crab which only walks sideways, never directly up to something and by the hard shell which protects a very soft interior. Sometimes we prefer to stay in our shell, spend time at home.
Moon in Cancer gives us some challenges around mid-day, but otherwise good aspects for social activities.
2:19am – Moon (Cancer) sextile Mercury (Virgo) Middle of the night.
7:17am – Moon (Cancer) trine Neptune (Pisces) Very dreamy and spiritual, not interested in work. Good time for fantasy of spending time in mediation.
1:45pm – Moon (Cancer) opposition Pluto (Capricorn) Control energies come to the surface. A time of intense emotions and strong commitment. Jealousy and competitive attitudes arise.
5:52pm – Moon (Cancer) square Jupiter (Libra) Feeling indulgent, desire to eat a lot.
9:05pm – Moon conjunct Venus (Cancer) Feeling very warm and sensitive. Best to put yourself in a place where no one can hurt your feelings. Good time to spend with your partner.
Moon enters Leo, time to shine like the Sun and start preparing for the coming Solar Eclipse.
8:17am – Moon (Cancer) square Uranus (Aires). Feeling restless and in need of a change. Brings greater intelligence and ability to break away from a stagnant situation. Void of Course begins.
10:55am – Moon enters Leo. Desire to be on stage for the next couple of days. More outgoing, generally positive and in need of attention. Good time to focus on your hobbies, romance and spend time with your children.
A fantastic set of aspects today. Mars sextile Jupiter and Sun trine Uranus bring confidence and positive change. A day to get out of the house and do something special. This planetary aspects have meaning for a long period in time because they happen so close to the Eclipse.
9:42am – Mars (Leo) sextile Jupiter (Libra) The first of two excellent aspects today. Mars is shinning bright these days in Leo where is asks us to create and express ourselves without shyness. The sextile to Jupiter in Libra brings confidence, optimism, good luck and positive energy to that. The result is one of the best combinations in the book. Folks are in a very positive mood, no one is bummed out today. Excellent time for recreation (Leo). A perfect day to learn a new sport that you’ve been wanting to try, like maybe water skiing.
Just like the Venus square, this aspect is also good for settling legal disputes. Both sides want to settle is a morally upright (Jupiter) manner.
Aspect is good for business. People are active and interested in buying and selling. Everyone wants to get the best deal for themselves so they can shine as bright as possible. So it’s a good day to make a big purchase.
I strongly recommend getting out of the house today, expanding your horizons as much as possible to try and get as many opportunities as you can.
8:32pm – Moon (Leo) sextile Jupiter (Libra) Good time for romance and recreation (Leo). Positive attitudes in abundance.
8:55pm – Moon conjunct Mars (Leo) A high energy aspect, good time for a party. Folks are aggressive and courageous and need to be noticed. No one is shy on the dance floor tonight.
10:26pm – Moon (Leo) trine Saturn (Sagittarius) Feeling masterful, realistically (Saturn) optimistic (Sagittarius) about your chances for success, willing to wait for just the right moment.
11:23pm – Sun (Leo) trine Uranus (Aires) Today is the day to try something new (Uranus) bring some change (Uranus) into your life. You could meet someone new who enlightens you, brings some excitement into your life. Another aspect that encourages us to get out of the house and do something different, interesting, interact with people in a way that you haven’t done before. Today the universe is asking you to find the unique side of yourself and explore that for the day.
The Sun is our creative will which sits at the core of who we are. Uranus rules our process of evolution. So today we are looking for creative ways to evolve.
This aspect is very bright and full of light, no darkness whatsoever. Both Leo and Aquarius always bring things into the light, everyone is done out in the open where everyone can see clearly. So nothing dark can within you can withstand all of this light. You can use this light to overcome any darkness within yourself, use it to come to terms with and overcome dark parts of yourself that hold you back. No fear of phobia is too strong today. This aspect brings a whole new way of seeing things. No one is pessimistic today, very open minded.
Uranus is a transpersonal planet, one of the outer planets. In these cases we always look to see if someone else helps manifest the energy for you. A new person could come into your life and be the catalyst for the new perspective this aspect brings. For this reason it is advisable to put yourself in a place where you are open to someone new and interesting. They aren’t going to knock on your front door.
And since Uranus is about freedom and liberty, today people are feeling very free and willing to offer the same to others. We see the intrinsic value in the freedom of others so we want them to be as free as we are. Aspect is good for teaching and sharing new information. We have more interest in science and astrology and basically the best aspect to learn something new.
That’s all for this weeks’ aspects.
8/21 – Solar Eclipse across North America. In last weeks report I mentioned this and gave a lot of detail, so please check out my report for August 6-13 for more info on that. The main point I want to emphasize about this event is that this month is a time a not hiding your head in the sand, now is the time to stand tall and shine in the world. The politics can get us sidetracked. The emphasis now is on personal expression of who you are as a spirit.
The strong Leo energy began with the New Moon in Leo on 7/23, followed by the Lunar Eclipse on 8/7, and this following Monday is the Solar Eclipse on 8/21. These 3 events all inspire us to express our personal will in the world and overcome whatever is preventing us from doing that. It a time of expressing your true, genuine self. Don’t hide your light, let it shine forth where it can bring light to all that in the house.
The Mercury retrograde is adding to this by going down to the same degree, 28d Leo, of the Solar Eclipse. The meaning is that all of the mental cleansing (Virgo) that we must undertake now is meant to give us a boost, help you express you true self. Conscious awareness of who you are as a spirit and ability to tap into your life force energy is now critical and I would even go so far as to say mandatory.
During this time, we really need to cleanse the aura, especially the 3rd chakra, which is your power center. Psychologically this means overcoming feelings of regret, failure to use your power wisely in the past and purge any lingering feelings that you just can do it, don’t have enough energy or lack the necessary support. This is so important now because we are all getting an opportunity to express who we truly are and should not waste this opportunity.
A really good outlet for me lately has been working on getting my creative energy flowing and not allowing anything to distract me from doing that. For example, I built a new work bench this week and organized all my tools and things I need to build and do my creative projects. I am pushing myself and I encourage others to do the same. By the way I will be attending the Mystic Fair in Santa Rosa in October once again this year. Overcome any create blocks you have during this time by cleaning and organizing your personal space. Mercury in Virgo also asks that we cleanse the mind of toxins and impurities, things that cause negative thinking.
People or situations that drain your energy need to be avoided. Whatever it stealing your life force energy is not going to be able to withstand the bright energy emanating from within you and will leave you, so long as you are doing the work. Now is the time to shine from within so strongly that nothing can stop you.
So I strongly recommend mediation, yoga and cleansing the body during this time. Everyone needs to step up their game, be more positive, overcome destructive mental patterns and shine like the Sun.
So now for a little about politics. How is this Solar Eclipse going to effect us in the USA?
For those of us in the USA this is a very special time, one we should look forward to.
Once this Solar Eclipse occurs a paradigm shift in consciousness will hit the USA. As I and everyone covering this event has been saying, this Solar Eclipse will have a profound effect on the USA. There may not be a big event in terms of a big news story, rather it is more of a foreshadowing of things to come as the change begins to take effect. As I mentioned last week, the eclipse effects the USA strongly by transits, not just by the path of the eclipse. The eclipse occurs at 28d Leo which makes a quincunx to USA’s natal Pluto at 28d Capricorn. This means conflict, power struggles, much turmoil internally, possibly even war.
The Uranus square Pluto transit is what’s been causing so much economic (Pluto) chaos and change (Uranus). But it also means the emergence of the Aquarian archetype in the USA. The true spiritual warriors, not the social justice warriors who are pretty much finished at this point, will emerge now. They will rise to the surface will the force of a volcano (Pluto). Those who truly embrace the need for change will get an extra boost from the universe now and be given a special opportunity to lead. I personally am looking forward to that. And the ones who thrive the most now will be the ones who are calling for a new way of looking at collective resources (Pluto).
But the main manifestation of this transit will likely be the fall of the US dollar. If you look at the economic news then you know that our monetary system is long past due for a collapse, and this is the type of transit that will bring that on. The US dollar will be eclipsed as the world’s reserve currency, the US petro dollar which is already being used less and less around the world, will now begin to loose even more popularity. Internally, we should prepared for a 50% reduction in the value of the US dollar over the course of the next year.
As I see, the USA is being eclipsed by other nations, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad for the USA as a whole, rather it just means the era of USA military and economic dominance is over. For those who really love this nation, as I do, this is actually a good thing despite all of the gloating from our detractors. So despite all the bad stuff happening, I encourage my viewers to see this as an opportunity for much needed change.
In fact, other transits happening at the Solar Eclipse will also effect the USA for a while show some reason for optimism.
Jupiter trine Mars. A boost of confidence, a breath of fresh air to clean out the old guard. Expansive and optimistic, this trine brings good fortune, good news and a fresh opportunity.
Venus conjunct Mercury. Diplomacy (Venus) in politics (Mercury). A very good transit that foretells emergence of feminine values in political discourse. In Cancer, we are looking at a transit that brings greater sensitivity and awareness of the opposite point of view. This could really help the USA both internally and externally.
The recent Jupiter square Pluto manifested as a final showdown to stop the illegal leaks coming out of the White House. Trump is currently on what has been billed as a 17 day vacation at a golf course, along with the concurrent story that the White House is having it’s heating ducts cleaned. The real story is that the White House is been swept for illegal listening devices (bugs), which number in the thousands. Trump had to leave so the bugs could be removed. This was the manifestation of Jupiter square Pluto aspect and concurrent transits to his natal Jupiter. He has won a major battle with the news media. But we should note that none of this hits the mainstream media, the real stories never do.
The Solar Eclipse comes close to his natal Mars and Ascendant. It’s close but not exact. I think he needs to be careful. If it was exact I would be worried because it’s not a good sign. Certainly someone wants him removed from the scene right now, but it’s not close enough to bring him down.
And we should note that Venus at 24d Cancer conjuncts Trumps Venus and Saturn, an aspect that helps him a lot in politics and in marriage.
Saturn conjunct Moon. This is the transit that is giving him the opportunity for much needed reflection. It’s significant that he is forced out of his home (Moon) during this transit. Saturn restructures whatever it touches and the removal of all those illegal listening devices certainly constitutes restructure (Saturn) in the home (Moon). And the privacy and opportunity to reflect is the new structure that he is inheriting from this transit, so that’s a good sign.
Jupiter square Pluto, a little followup.
Ever since the last passage of this aspect there has been a steady stream of revelations coming out of the mouths of some very high level entertainers. I pointed out a couple of weeks ago how Brad Pitt says that elite Hollywood pedophiles control American politics. And now, right on 8/4, the date of the last pass, Justin Beiber comes out and says basically the same thing and then abruptly cancels his tour and says he’s redirecting his life to Christ. And now Kesha, a young pop singer is getting a lot of attention regarding her new album and song “Pray” which is about how she was sexually abused by her manager. It looks like Jupiter square Pluto has done its’ job and produced the revelations we were all hoping for. It is all common wisdom at this point. Will arrests come soon or will the situation just change? People have woken up.
I am bring up this point because this is an interesting paradox to consider, something I believe we should all ponder seriously. We have a situation where a large percentage of population has woken up but the arrests have not come. What does this tell us about the world we live in? Does it mean that justice is beyond the reach of the people who commit these crimes? So far, the answer is yes.
I tend to look on the bright side of everything, so for me that means there is an incredible vacuum that has been created by this situation. As I see it, the distance between reality and what the media tells us is the place where we, as spiritual teachers, must go to fill the void. Spiritual understanding is what is needed to bridge that gap. This is a moment of tremendous opportunity.
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