Weekly Astrology Notes August 27 – Sept 3, 2017
Note: Times shown are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Weekly Summary: Another week of good aspects, this going on four weeks in a row. We start the week with the wonderful Jupiter sextile Saturn which is giving us a business-like awareness of life and the ability to reorient ourselves towards more success. And the following weekend we have two excellent Mars aspects: Mars trine Uranus on Saturday and Mercury conjunct Mars on Sunday. Lots of fire energy for creative projects, inspiration, starting new projects, and expressing your talents. So the weekend of 9/2-3 is a high energy, invigorating weekend when you’ll feel more pride and desire to put your unique identity in all that you do.
On Sunday, Jupiter sextile Saturn arrives, time for planning your life and any business related matter.
On Monday, the morning starts off slow with a Void of Course Moon in Scorpio until Mid-day. So it’s not a time to start new projects, folks are moody, feeling isolated, generally it’s just a slow Monday morning. But Moon in Sagittarius in the afternoon gets us active and outgoing and even a bit restless.
On Tuesday, Moon in Sagittarius gets us inspirational with lots of wishful thinking in the afternoon.
On Wednesday, Contrasting Moon aspects in the morning bring us down then up rather quickly. And the evening is electric with two energetic Moon aspects. The Moon forms a Grand Trine in fire signs with Mars and Uranus making it a magical evening for whatever you heart desires.
On Thursday, Moon enters Capricorn and Mercury (r) goes back down into Leo.
On Friday, Moon conjunct Pluto around mid-day brings a moody feeling and impulsive behavior. But Mars trine Uranus happening early Saturday morning is in effect on Friday evening, making it a wonderful night to get out and have some fun, meet some exciting and interesting people. High energy on Friday night.
On Saturday, Mars trine Uranus makes it an extraordinary day. Lots of energy to do something different, express your unique talents.
On Sunday, Mercury conjunct Mars and it’s a great day to start a new project, put your ideas into physical form.
Jupiter sextile Saturn arrives, time for planning your life and any business related matter.
3:17am – Moon (Scorpio) trine Neptune (Pisces). Healing/regenerative energy (Scorpio) helps to reclaim (Pisces) lost elements of self.
5:16am – Jupiter (Libra) sextile Saturn (Sagittarius) I first mentioned this aspect from my report for Nov 27-Dec 4, 2016 because it was within orb for more than a month. Now it is finally happening, so I have been waiting for this.
At this time, we have an opportunity (sextile) to put the best part of ourselves forward in everything we do. To behave, if we want, in a manner which is very balanced and socially acceptable. This is a rather opportunistic moment we now find ourselves in.
This aspect is great for leadership and taking charge of your life. Jupiter and Saturn together are the kingmakers. When they are in harmony it denotes good leadership and ability to maximize your available resources. Jupiter loosens Saturn up a bit so authority structures can expand and Saturn sobers Jupiter up a bit so idealism is tempered. It’s a win-win situation, you can correct yourself, it makes for balanced growth with better judgment.
What makes transit so interesting is that Saturn is in Sagittarius, Jupiter’s ruling sign, so this puts a double-dose of Sagittarius energy on Saturn. Sagittarius dissolves Saturn energy. This means that this aspect is meant to help you release and resolve all that you need to while Saturn is in the final degrees of Sagittarius. For those of us who have done the work on ourselves and are ready for the next step will get a break, we get an opportunity to rise above the desperate energy about to be unleashed and, if you seize the opportunity this aspect brings, you’ll be able to sail through the next few months with much greater ease and much less disappointment.
So despite this being a sextile, there is a lot of letting go of the past that needs to be done now to prevent disaster in the near future.
11:08am – Moon (Scorpio) sextile Pluto (Capricorn) Strong burst of energy late in the evening. That’s a lot of Scorpio energy on the Moon. Very deep.
Monday morning starts off slow with a Void of Course Moon in Scorpio until Mid-day. So it’s not a time to start new projects, folks are moody, feeling isolated, generally it’s just a slow Monday morning. But Moon in Sagittarius in the afternoon gets us active and outgoing and a bit restless.
2:38am – Moon (Scorpio) square Mars (Leo). Middle of the night. Void of Course begins.
12:48pm – Moon enters Sagittarius. We are more idealistic, philosophical, optimistic and outgoing for the next couple of days. Sagittarius, the fire sign, keeps the watery Moon at a slow boil, has us longing for freedom and travel.
4:41pm – Moon (Sagittarius) square Mercury (Virgo) Restless mind needs to settle on one things and find satisfaction with that. Can get bogged down in all the details and loose perspective.
7:48pm – Moon (Sagittarius) trine Venus (Leo) Romantic and outgoing but with a mellow disposition. Very friendly, good time for social gatherings.
Moon in Sagittarius has us inspirational with lots of wishful thinking.
1:13am – Moon (Sagittarius) square Sun (Virgo). First Quarter Moon. This month the challenge to establish the emotional foundation for this months growth is characterized as the square from Virgo to Sagittarius, which is much like the Moon square Mercury from yesterday afternoon, need to be satisfied with one thing before moving on to the next. Skillful use of resources, attention to details and proper protocol are the necessary skills. But it’s the middle of the night so maybe you do this in your sleep.
3:01pm – Moon (Sagittarius) square Neptune (Pisces) Emotions expand beyond safe boundaries and we can easily absorb the feelings of others. The usual deception that comes with this aspect is carried to extremes in these signs, so we see lots of wishful thinking. Folks apt to wish upon a star. Pisces says “I believe”. Since studying astrology I have come to realize that there is little difference between beliefs and superstitions, they are both ruled by Neptune.
Contrasting Moon aspects in the morning bring us down then up rather quickly. And the evening is electric with two energetic Moon aspects. The Moon forms a Grand Trine in fire signs with Mars and Uranus making it a magical evening for whatever you heart desires.
7:32am – Moon conjunct Saturn (Sagittarius) This will be an interested morning with these two contrasting aspects. This aspect leave us stoic and unavailable, maybe a bit pessimistic and you feel the need to evaluate your priorities in life.
8:38am – Moon (Sagittarius) sextile Jupiter (Libra) Very optimistic, desire attention, abundant warmth and good feelings. Can get boisterous and superficial in these signs. Very much the opposite of the previous aspect. So you may go from low gear to high gear with nothing in between this morning.
6:27pm – Moon (Sagittarius) trine Mars (Leo) Energetic and in need of some recreation. Inspirational, desire to travel and learn and to express your creative side. Good time for social gatherings.
9:42pm – Moon (Sagittarius) trine Uranus (Aires). Ambitious and inspirational, energy level is high one again this evening, desire to set out to do something different, a bit of a change. Void of Course begins.
A quick lesson. In Aires, we establish our identity, in Leo we give it creative expression, in Sagittarius we adjust and reorient ourselves to a greater goal. The Mars trine Uranus happening on Saturday gives us the energy to put our identity (Aires) into our creative efforts (Leo). Moon trine Mars means we are ready to take our creative efforts into the outer world by adopting more universal forms of expression and archetypal principles of life (mutable Sagittarius brings adjustment and reorientation). Moon trine Uranus means we see a grander, more universal vision (Sagittarius) of who we are and we want to incorporate that into our identity (Mars). An incredible Grand Trine in fire to bring an abundance of creative energy, lots of luck, serendipity, being in the right place at the right time to meet the perfect person, an excellent time for social gatherings.
Moon enters Capricorn and Mercury (r) goes back down into Leo.
1:18am – Moon enters Capricorn. We slow down a bit, focus on self-preservation, more interested in work and other obligations, consequently not as emotionally available, less sympathetic than other times.
1:40am – Moon (Capricorn) trine Mercury (Virgo) Middle of the night.
8:29am – Mercury (retrograde) goes back down into Leo. This will be brief, down to only 28d26′ Leo, but just far enough to revisit the degree of the recent Solar Eclipse. Mercury returns to Virgo on 9/11, so that’s just 12 days in Leo. During this time we have a flare for the dramatic in our speech, more in need of attention, humorous, and our will is involved in the communication process. We are looking to find our inspiration from the Solar Eclipse and put that into words. So I see this as being rather a important part of becoming the new you that is now emerging since the Eclipse.
7:06pm – Moon (Capricorn) trine Sun (Virgo) Skillful use of resources leads to advancement. Helpful towards others as well.
Moon conjunct Pluto around mid-day brings a moody feeling and impulsive behavior. But Mars trine Uranus happening early Saturday morning is in effect on Friday evening, making it a wonderful night to get out and have some fun, meet some exciting and interesting people. High energy on Friday night.
3:22am – Moon (Capricorn) sextile Neptune (Pisces) Pleasant dreams in the middle of the night.
11:28am – Moon conjunct Pluto (Capricorn) Time for the monthly reform of our base emotional state. Mood is intense as folks try to hide the subconscious desires come the surface. The volcano goes off inside of us when the higher self says it’s time to break out and create a situation that you must now contend with. Lots of stamina and able to focus on work and get a lot done.
9:47pm – Moon (Capricorn) square Jupiter (Libra) Emotions expand, desire to connect with others not with good judgment. Could bring up relationship issues.
Mars trine Uranus makes it an extraordinary day. Lots of energy to do something different, express your unique qualities. The whole weekend is great for romance and recreation (Leo).
5:13am – Mars (Leo) trine Uranus (Aires). Trines bring together two different qualities (Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable) that share the same element (fire, earth, air, water). The Aires to Leo trine brings together the cardinal energy of Aires with the fixed energy of Leo, so it brings stability (fixed) and foundation to our identity (Aires). We seek to place our identity on all of our creative (Leo) efforts, put your own stamp of approval on everything you do. In this case Mars, which rules Aires, initiates activity that is meant to stabilize or make manifest our unique (Uranus) identity (Aires). In fact, Mars demands that we take action to express our unique self.
In others words we are looking to express the unique, intelligent and interesting side of ourselves. This manifests as creative energy that absolutely must be an expression of your identity. So we are not looking to create for others, rather we must create for ourselves. This aspect is a bit selfish, but in the very best way. Today whatever you do must be an expression of who you are. We all need these moments to help us manifest and bring into reality the unique person that we are. So as you can imagine, this aspect is great for any creative endeavors. Today is the day to express your unique self.
The Mars-Uranus cycle began on February 26 at 22d Aires, the same day we had a Solar Eclipse. At that time maybe you started something, began a project, or maybe just had a great inspiration, something to change the way you express yourself and bring about the more evolved individual that you are. So you may want to think back and recall what began in your life then. Even if you don’t, today for sure is an inspirational day that will bring you all the energy you need to do something interesting, take a break from you usual routine, maybe meet some new people, find some new activity, do something surprising. The events of the day may prove to be extraordinary.
9:30am – Moon (Capricorn) square Uranus (Aires). Anti-social behavior, emotional equilibrium interrupted, sometimes rudely. Be ready to change your plans as necessary to break free from a stagnant situation. Void of Course begins.
1:06pm – Moon enters Aquarius. We are more interested in groups and social organizations for the next couple of days. Interested in improving social conditions. Need for more independence and interested in intellectual pursuits.
Mercury conjunct Mars and it’s a great day to start a new project, put your ideas into physical form.
2:39am – Mercury (r) conjunct Mars (Leo) Today we identify (Mars) with our ideas and opinions (Mercury). Make folks headstrong, not willing to compromise. It’s a good day to start projects, initiate some idea, in Leo, so it’s a creative project. Pride is involved in what we say today, so best to be cautious with your words today because they may be interpreted the wrong way, like you want to start a fight.
This aspect is complements the previous aspect, Mars trine Uranus, which asks us to put our identity (Aires) into our creative (Leo) efforts. With Mars in Leo we get the same kind of quality. Mercury added to the mix means our conscious mind is focused on this new idea, inspiration or creative intent, thereby giving us the ability to do something really surprising and interesting. Look to see how you can manifest this energy into something that brings you more life. You know, the fixed signs are where we do most of our living, because they are stable. These signs are the foundation of each quadrant in the chart. So we really need to use the energy of this aspect to create something in physical form, not just an idea, and it needs to be something that expands your range of creative activity in life in the long term, not just for today. It could be a new business or something along those lines.
The high energy that Mars brings to your communication has some good and some bad effects. On the good side, you may feel more single (Mars) minded (Mercury), which helps to make a decision. Mars sharpens the intellect and gives you the courage to speak your mind, so it may seem like you are itching for a fight even though you are just expressing your opinion. The bad side of this aspect emerges when you get too personally involved in your own beliefs so bad that you refuse to see the other side.
The best side of this is that Mars is now giving even more energy to your conscious direction in life and the new you as it emerges. It’s the start of a new Mercury-Mars cycle, and that’s all about the ability to speak your mind and adequately stand up for yourself and defend your opinions when necessary, becoming single (Mars) minded (Mercury), rather than confused with other ideas.
And even more interesting is that this conjunction is at 28d Leo, the same degree as the Solar Eclipse. This is just amazing to see this degree once again in the spotlight. The new Mercury-Mars cycle is coincidental with the new energy coming through on the eclipse. The inspiration of the eclipse coincides with a new beginning that encourages you to stand up for your opinions, don’t be shy about speaking your mind from this point forward. Consider this a jolt of energy meant to help you break free of old thought patterns and give you a new layer of courage.
It seems the universe is asking us to adopt a more solid sense of self meant to help pull us away from things that cause our thoughts to con-fuse with others and loose our identity. This is something to consider now as we are moving forward after the eclipse which typically lasts until the next Solar Eclipse, which is six months. But this one seems to have been so significant for the USA and all of us living here that it is having this extraordinary effect on us all.
8:49am – Moon (Aquarius) opposition Venus (Leo). Even though it’s an opposition, it’s really not bad, you just need to be diplomatic (Venus), not a good time for social gatherings, but it’s Sunday morning.
That’s all for this weeks’ aspects.
With regards to your own astrological studies, I would like to recommend a really good book entitled “The Twelve Houses” by Howard Sasportas. I have used this book as a reference numerous times in this weekly report, especially when I talk about the qualities of the signs for the aspects. This helps me go beyond the interpretations that I get from books like “Planets in Transit” by Robert Hand, which I also recommend but pretty much everyone already has that one.
Jupiter opposition Uranus
The first pass was in December and Uranus was retrograde and the second pass was in March and Jupiter was retrograde. Third and last pass will be September 27, 2017, at 27d22′, Uranus is retrograde once again. So at the last pass the issue is resolved and the change that it brought about is manifested.
This aspect is the one that brings about the broadcasting (Jupiter) of the current evolutionary process which is brought about each time Uranus enters a sign. Uranus in Aires has seen a forthcoming of the Spiritual Warrior, this has had both positive and negative manifestations. The positive has been that many people have been invigorated to pursue their spiritual callings, to initiate (Aires) their process of evolution (Uranus) independently. The negative side has been the so-called Social Justice Warriors, like Antifa, who represent the regressive side of this energy. So we can see that this aspect has already manifested very clearly on the political level.
In the natal chart, I have found that the interaction between Jupiter and Uranus often manifests as a desire to get into Yoga. Numerous charts that I’ve seen of Yoga teachers has taught me this. This aspect increases (Jupiter) flexibility (Uranus). Both planets are interested in what is new and exciting, Jupiter expands and Uranus brings change. So this aspect is encouraging people to be more flexible, more adapt, helping people pull their head out the sand and pursue the spirit of evolution within themselves. This aspect has brought out the warrior spirit coming from Uranus in Aires.
But this aspect holds the promise of so much more. I continue to think that the rise in awareness of the ancient artifacts in Antarctica is part of the manifestation of this aspect, and I am still holding out for a grand announcement regarding what they’ve found. There is a growing awareness of about all of this and I am wondering how long they can avoid the inevitable. No doubt they are already removing the stuff that they don’t want us to see, hopefully there will still be enough revealed to change the basic paradigm that have been living in. Just to see these amazing structures would be enough to change the current limited paradigm and change the course of human history. Nothing less than that is what I am hoping for, because we really need to change our perspective and we need a collective experience in order to do that.
For the USA, this opposition comes close to forming a T-square to their natal Pluto at 28d Capricorn. I’ve already talked about the Uranus square Pluto aspect, but I am hoping that the soon to arrive Jupiter square Pluto will have a similar effect to the recent Jupiter square Pluto aspect, the same one that is credited with bringing all of the pedophiles out of the dark and into public awareness. We should expect more of the same for the USA and certainly this opposition will be a big factor.
So a lot of good things could come of this. But how much is exposed is actually dependent on the awareness of the general population. Because we are all connected, what happens depends on how aware the people are. We could say that the police need to arrest the pedophiles, but they can’t do that without the support of the people. And while the people remain asleep then there is not much that can be done. The solution is to raise your vibration, the spiritual warrior fights the inner battle and overcomes obstacles. Once that is accomplished, spread the news. The future depends on you and me.
Bashar al Assad
Notice his natal Venus at 27d Libra. For him this could be a very fortuitous set of transits. The upset brought by the Uranus opposition is manifested in the best way due to the Jupiter conjunction. He can expect a change for the better. A wonderful set of transits. 27d22′ Libra is going to have a good day.
Notice natal Jupiter at 27d Libra. Also good for them. This is happening along their 3rd house – 9th house axis and it’s clearly going to manifest in politics (3rd house) and foreigners (9th house). Uranus while going through their 9th house opposition Jupiter has brought the issue of foreigners into mainstream awareness, it’s all they talk about these days. Unfortunately it has also shown us the primitive or adolescent side to their natal Jupiter, fallen in the 3rd house. Their ineptitude at foreign (Jupiter) affairs is now showing. We’ve seen just how uneducated they can appear. They need a higher education (9th house) and Uranus is bringing that to them.
So now we see Jupiter coming into the mix bringing this issue to a head. Astrolgically it appear like they will get a change for the better as well. But not necessarily for the people in power. This set of transits will bring chaos to the government as the people will no longer be shy about their feelings (Libra ruled by Venus) on the matter. We could see an event that galvanizes the public regarding the issue and we could see lots of public demonstrations. Jupiter return could encourage that sort of thing.
One more point, at the last pass of Uranus opposition Jupiter by transit we saw a rise in the independence of the Central European nations who are defying the EU and refusing to take in the refugees. So we can expect this issue to come to a head at the opposition aspect.
So the last pass of Jupiter opposition Uranus is going to be interesting to say the least. Of course this is just the start of September so there’s much more to discuss on the issue in the next few reports. This is just to get us started thinking about what’s up ahead for us this month.
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