Full Moon in Aries – article

On Oct. 1st, at 5:05pm EDT, the Sun opposes the Moon in 9 degrees of Ariesthe Moon’s entry into Aries on Sept. 30th in the late evening, starts the build up towards this Full Moon. The Moon in pioneering, fast-paced Aries makes an opposition to the Sun in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra.

Generally, a Full Moon brings our attention to our “emotional body”, increasing our awareness of what has been suppressed or ignored. This is especially true for this particular Full Moon — for much of this month, we are invited to experiment with new perspectives on self-care, family, feeling at home (or feeling safe), and expanding the exploration of our emotional bodies. If you are a site Member, you may also want to watch my video on the subject here

The Aries/Libra polarity also directs our awareness to the roles we identify with in our various one-on-one relationships — and this Full Moon is thus a call to take action on those roles.

In particular, it brings the focus to healing issues around “independence”, so ask yourself: Where do I notice a wounding around assertiveness? How can I bring compassion to that wound? Do I need to be more accommodating? Less? Where have I been too independent? Too dependent? What roles or contracts need to be healed? Or at least accepted for what they are?

This also involves the balance of feminine and masculine energies within ourselves, our relationships, and our world. Ask: Where have these energies gone out of balance? What happens when there is too much masculine? Too much feminine?

On the day of the Full Moonthe Moon conjuncts Chiron in Aries; this has lots of potential for healing around the “mother archetype” and our past in general. We may feel more sensitive and insecure about what we identify with — and around our ability to be assertive.

Ask yourself: What are my sensitivities when it comes to self-identity? What limits me?What am I feeling most insecure about? What if this feeling was an invitation for self-compassion, self-acceptance, and self-nurturing? How might engaging with myself in that fashion bring me closer to myself? How might being accepting of myself despite (or even including) my self-doubt make me a more compassionate collaborator and ally?

The Sun in Libra quincunxes Uranus in Taurus. This aspect operates more on an internal level — an unexpected turn of events could leave us uneasy or unsettled. This could also indicate…

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All of this is especially true for those of us with personal planets or points in 7-11 degrees of Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancer (the personal planets are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars; personal points are the Ascendant or MC).

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September 21st – 27th

Things Intensify — Forecast for Sept. 21st – 27th

 

This week’s headline items: Monday is the best time to start taking action on our New Moon intentions, while on Tuesday, Saturn’s and Pluto’s Station intensify, and the Sun changes signs from Virgo to Libra (marking the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere) and squaring the degree of the Solar Eclipse that we had back on June 21st. On Wednesday, Mercury enters its pre-Shadow phase in the early evening and the first Quarter Moon in Capricorn becomes exact in the late evening; on Sunday, Mercury changes signs from Libra to Scorpio, and the Mars Station finally comes to an end.

There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday afternoon (for a little over one hour), Wednesday afternoon (for almost 6 hours), and Friday night (for 2.5 hours).

 

Before we get to this week’s forecast, I’d like to mention:

Since Mercury’s Shadow phase begins this week on Wednesday late afternoon/early evening, I recommend that you take notice or journal on some of the things that come up in your relationships between Sept. 22nd and October 13th. We will also cover the Mercy Retrograde (that is coming up in October) in our next Forecasting Forum (live on Oct. 4th). To get more info or to register now: click here.

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Now, this week’s Forecast…

 

Monday, Sept. 21st:

Monday, the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio until 3:32pm EDT. We feel things deeply and have “X-Ray Vision” and “Bullshit-Smelling Abilities” 😉

Emotional authenticity is extremely important to us at this time; anything less than 100% emotional honesty could be perceived as flat-out dishonest. Once we feel safe trusting someone, we want to merge with them, preferably forever… as long as our trust is never betrayed.

The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power. This occurs by a process of subtraction — it urges us to let go of whatever disempowers us. It’s therefore an excellent time to look at “old” fears, limiting habits or emotional attachments, especially those stemming from past traumas.

Moon in Scorpio tends to run right over ambiguity — it’s “in or out”, “with us or against us”, “love me or leave me”. It can therefore be stormy — a cold winter storm, or a torrid tropical storm of passion, depending on how we “work” the energies 🙂

Manipulation and paranoia are the lower vibrations of this aspect, so as best you can, be straightforward — act in good faith and assume it in others. Best of all, be truly present to the fluctuations of your feelings — no matter if they’re “polite” or “timely”. Feelings aren’t facts, but they are information — and heeding them will help you embrace all of who you are.

Know thyself — and love thyself — you shall be set free. Remember: Love connects us to the Power within; Fear causes “Force” to show up — and that’s ultimately what disempowers us and others.

Monday before 2:13pm EDT or after 3:32pm EDT, it’s time to start taking actions on our New Moon intentions: if you set Intentions last  week after the New Moon became exact, today (Monday) will be the best time to take relevant actions.

If you wrote your intentions down, go back and take another look at what came through intuitively. If you didn’t write anything down, get quiet for a moment and check in with yourself: What actions are calling to me?

Monday at 2:13pm EDT, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for a little over one hour until 3:32pm EDT. This intuitive time provides an opportunity to look at your ability to go deeper within your intimate relationships and financial partnerships; it’s also a good time to get in touch with your power to transform old behaviors and fears, and bring those abilities to your long-term commitments.

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don’t start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Sunday late afternoon ahead of time.

Monday at 3:32pm EDT, the Moon moves into optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius, where it will journey until Sept. 23rd. We’re strongly motivated to explore and learn. We’re not likely to be big fans of routine — diversity and new adventures work best at this time — we’re also physically restless and need to burn that off with activity and physical exercise.

We tend to feel more open, optimistic and inspired — but we also have a high degree of independence, which means we’d rather inspire others to do things our way, than take orders. Inspiring others could come easier than normal, as we can see the bigger picture, leaving us confident that others will agree with us, once they see what we see.

As best as you can, speak your truth without assuming that everyone is on the same page as you. Improvisation works well for us at this time, as we are spontaneous and love living on the edge — just watch out you aren’t overdoing or overstating things.

Monday late evening, a somewhat challenging Venus/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 9:12pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from Sunday late evening (Sept. 20th) on, it will remain strong until Tuesday late evening. This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, almost awkward — and we need to make a choice. An inner awareness needs to be developed in order to see what needs adjusting.

This aspect marks a fork in the road: Will we step onto a path of creative self-expression and joyful interaction? Or will we take the path that leads to a larger understanding around social structures and of our perspectives and attitudes around long-term goals and achievements?

Either way, we can develop a new perspective on how to approach these issues in our life. Awareness is key with this aspect: What is needed? How can we serve the broader view?


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September 14th – 20th

Discernment (or Careful Evaluation) — Forecast Sept. 14 – 20

 

This week’s headline items: Mars, Jupiter & Pluto are still exalted/stationing all week, and Saturn’s Station phase begins on Monday — it will be slowing down, getting ready to end its 4.5-month Retrograde phase — while on Thursday morning, the SuperMoon/New Moon in Virgo becomes exact. There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday late morning (for almost 3.5 hours), Thursday morning (a little over 7 hours) and Saturday late morning (a little over 4 hours).

 

Now, this week’s Forecast…

 

Monday, Sept. 14th:

Monday, the Moon remains in fun-loving and attention-loving Leo all day. It will journey there until Tuesday afternoon. We may lack objectivity and struggle with backing down or compromising.

We all love to be admired — or at the very least acknowledged — for our greatness 🙂 So hand out some compliments — let people know how proud you are of them, tell them how much you love them. Come from the heart with this and all other things… be honest, authentic.

Fun, games and romance are a big part of this energy as well. You might also enjoy spending time with little ones. If there are no “outer children” around, how about getting in touch with your “inner child” — it’s definitely easier for the next two days. What are you most grateful for today? What would be heaps and heaps of fun? What would be so much fun, you let out a tiny squeak, just thinking of it?

Monday evening, a harmonious Sun/Pluto aspect becomes exact at 7:09pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from this last week Friday evening (Sept. 11th) on, it will remain strong until this Thursday evening. This aspect brings a sense of focus and empowerment to our long-term goals. We have the ability to look at everything in a very down-to-earth manner right now; through our understanding of “what works and what doesn’t”, we can make more powerful choices.

We can also deepen our understanding of our own motivations and look closely at where we are heading. This aspect also brings an intensity and a depth to our conscious awareness; therefore this is also a great time to transform our lives, stripping away anything — even people — that no longer connect with who we are.

Ask yourself: How can I live more authentically? Is there anything holding me back? What fears and attachments could I release now, that no longer serve my evolution? Would I be willing to let them go, just for now, and just as best as I can?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 19-26 degrees of Virgo, Capricorn or Taurus? If so, you will be even more blessed by this aspect than those who do not; this is also true for those of us with our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Scorpio (the Sun being the ruler of Leo; Pluto rules Scorpio).

Also Monday, Saturn’s Station phase begins (in 25.5º of Capricorn); it will be slowing down, getting ready to end its 4.5-month Retrograde phase. “Stationing” is when a planet moves more slowly through the sky. When a planet stations, its energy becomes more “exalted”; in the case of Saturn, this means we all feel the need to more fully face what is currently so, our actual reality.

Saturn has to do with doing what needs to be done — so we can fully understand the practical implications of our reality, and the consequences of our past actions. Saturn also represents our structures, responsibilities, commitments and ability to “do” life, on life’s terms.

As spirit beings in a physical world, it’s best to observe the laws of the physical world. The sooner we learn to “play by the rules”, the easier life gets. Saturn also represents time and the “domain” of time: growing up, maturing, understanding our limitations, setting healthy boundaries with others, living with integrity, being authentic and truthful, being serious and focused on building something of value to society.

Saturn is our teacher. If you had a cosmic teacher, what would your personal “earth class” be in, right now? Where are you asked to look at your current “earth structures” and become more mature? Which long-term goal calls out for commitment? What will time do?

As best as you can during the time of the station, bring flexibility and open-mindedness to any frustrations. The station-phase will last until Oct. 14th; and Saturn goes direct — after having been retrograde for 4.5-month — on Sept. 29th in almost 25.5 degrees of Capricorn.

We are getting ready to move forward on some important long-term goals, but we’ll need to be patient until Saturn goes direct on Sept. 29th. Until then, as best as you can, realistically evaluate what’s needed in order to build some healthy, long-lasting foundations for the next phase in your life.

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Super New Moon in Virgo – the article

On Sept. 17th at 7am EDT, the Moon aligns with the Sun in 25 degrees of Virgo, marking the beginning of a new Moon cycle. Feel free to click here and watch my New Moon video on the subject.

Not only is this the beginning of a new Moon cycle, it is also a “SuperMoon“; these occur when the Moon becomes either Full or New while at its closest distance to the Earth.

SuperMoons generate greater gravitational and electromagnetic forces and therefore increased effects on our physical, mental, and emotional bodies. This, in turn, facilitates greater shifts in consciousness.

This Super New Moon also has an abundance of planets in Earth signs, similar to the last Full Moon (that was exact on Sept. 2nd). The Moon & the Sun in Virgo, Jupiter, Pluto & Saturn in Capricorn, and Uranus in Taurus. This means that our physical & structural realities, and the sustainability of those realities, take the forefront on both the individual and collective levels.

Ask yourself: Is my current life — its form and how it’s set up structurally — sustainable as it is? What if “simplifying my life” supported my current structures?

There are also four stationing planets in this New Moon chart: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto!

This means all four of these planet’s energies are exalted, making their vibrations louder — something is “in our face” in relation to these energies for the next month, demanding our attention and awareness. I will talk more about this below, but first let’s look at the Virgo energy of this Super New Moon:

Virgo provides an opportunity to learn about being of service — and what it might mean to strengthen our focus on improving our daily routines — getting organized, for example — and taking care of health matters.

This New Moon cycle will thus be a great time to begin new projects that demand attention to detail, list-making, and taking pride in “small” accomplishments. We might start a new health regimen, perhaps by paying close attention to our diet; we could also set up specific routines that help us manage our lives in constructive and mindful ways.

This cycle is all about handling the nitty-gritty details of our day-to-day life in an organized, step-by-step fashion, so we can free our minds of clutter. Where could you use more open space?

Things to watch out for…

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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 23-27 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle. Intentions are best done soon after the New Moon becomes exact — and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase.

So this month, the best and most potent time to set intentions would be between 7:00am and 7:42am on Sept. 17th; and then again from 2:56pm on Sept. 17th until 7:00am on Sept. 19th (New York-time).

If you live in a timezone other than EDT (that’s the US East Coast time zone), feel free to join my Facebook Fan-page or follow me on twitter. I will be posting reminders on Sept. 17th and 18th throughout the day, and on Sept. 19th in the morning, to let you know when it is time to set your intentions 😉

New Moon/SuperMoon in Virgo

Join me as I share about several upcoming astrological events:
* New Moon/SuperMoon in 25º of Virgo (exact on Sept. 17th, 2020 at 7am EDT)    4:37
* What is a SuperMoon?    0:24
* Lots of planets in Earth-signs    2:15
* Four planets stationing (exalted, louder): Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, & Pluto    4:03
* New Moon in Virgo trines Saturn & Pluto in Capricorn (currently exalted, and still Retrograde until Sept. 29th & Oct. 4th)   11:21
* New Moon squares the Moon Nodes in Gemini/Sagittarius   18:10
* New Moon quincunxes Mars in Aries (currently exalted, and already Retrograde since Sept. 9th)   22:18
* Mercury (ruler of Virgo) currently in Libra makes a Square to Jupiter in Capricorn (currently exalted, no longer Retrograde since Sept. 12th) 26:03
* Mercury also makes a Quincunx to Neptune in Pisces    28:28
* Venus in Leo makes a Square to Uranus in Taurus    31:28
* To sum it all up for this Super New Moon    35:38
* Best and most potent time for setting Intentions    44:07

Do you have an Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 23-27 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius? 40:32

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September 7th – 13th

Allow a Sense of Flow — Forecast for Sept. 7th – 13th

 

This week’s headline items: Mars comes to a halt on Wednesday early evening, starting its 2.5 month Retrograde phase. The last Quarter Moon in Gemini becomes exact​,​ Thursday early morning; Jupiter comes to a halt and ends its 4-month retrograde phase on Saturday evening; Pluto begins its Station phase on Saturday (getting ready to end its 5-month Retrograde phase);  the Balsamic Moon phase begins on Sunday late evening.

There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday morning (for a little over 8.5 hours), Thursday night/Friday very early morning (for a little over 3.5 hours), and Sunday morning (for almost 3.5 hours).

 

Before we get to this week’s forecast, I’d like to mention:

Since Mars and Jupiter are both coming to a halt this week (​prior to ​changing directions), you may be interested in the “Mars Retrograde in Aries, Sept-Nov. 2020” webinar, in which we covered the Mars & Jupiter Station phases as well as Mars’s Retrograde phase, in relationship to our own birth charts​ –​ if you haven’t seen it yet​:​

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Star Members: check your email for the link to the mp4-video recording and enjoy watching it! I sent it out on Aug. 30th late evening 😉

 

Now, this week’s Forecast…

 

Monday, Sept. 7th:

Monday, the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus all day. It will journey there until Tuesday late afternoon. We love all physical comforts, prefer consistency, and would rather stick with what we know works well. In other words: change is not our favorite thing and “rushing things” goes against our grain.

What is our favorite thing for the next few days? It’s probably, slowing down and getting in touch with whatever.

Monday very early morning, if possible, connect with people that can support your projects on a practical level, and share with them what you have going on.

Monday early afternoon, provides the perfect opportunity to get lots of practical issues handled without needing to stress or push. Make sure to enjoy a good meal or a nice beverage during the next four hours 😉

Monday late afternoon, it is best to slow down a little and explore what’s sitting right in front of us that needs to be taken care of, so we can gain a new perspective around our goals and accomplishments; expanding too fast will backfire right now.

Monday evening, we have an opportunity to meet our need for material comfort with a…

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August 31st – Sept. 6th

Both Attainable & Nurturing — Forecast Aug. 31st – Sept. 6th

 

This week’s headline items: the Mars Station remains intense all week (see last  Friday’s entry for more details); the Full Moon in Pisces becomes exact on very early Wednesday; Mercury changes signs from Virgo to Libra on Saturday afternoon; Jupiter’s Station intensifies on Saturday; Venus changes sign from Cancer to Leo, very early on Sunday.

There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday night/Tuesday very early morning (for a little over 4.5 hours), Thursday late morning (for almost 6 hours) and Saturday night/Sunday very early morning (for 4 hours).

 

Before we get to this week’s forecast, I’d like to mention:

If you missed my Forecasting Forum… and still would like to learn how the Mars Station & Retrograde phases are impacting you personally… feel free to watch the mp4-video presentation about Mars Retrograde in Aries, Sept-Nov. 2020 — as it relates to your own Birth Chart…

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Now, this week’s Forecast…

 

Monday, Aug. 31st:

Monday, the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day. It will journey there until Tuesday early morning. The energy of the Aquarian Moon relates to our instinct for improvement. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional; interactions more impersonal than personal. We are likely to have an increased fascination with the new and unusual.

Social gatherings, anything connected with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas and methods, progress: all these are promoted during the time the Moon moves through Aquarius. Again: we have our eyes on the future — or on outer space 🙂 Personal freedom becomes paramount.

Monday early morning, a somewhat challenging Sun/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 4:54am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last week, Sunday early morning (Aug. 30th)  on, it will be strong until this Tuesday early morning . This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, almost awkward — and we need to make a choice. An inner awareness needs to be developed if we’re to see what needs adjusting.

We may feel an internal dilemma around our ability to get things done — a drop in our self-confidence and self-esteem. This could lead to us “hiding out”… which leaves us feeling strangely guilty… which leads to us saying weird things… and we end up thinking “did I really just do that?”

As best as you can, be kind and compassionate with yourself — forgive yourself for having a human moment — this will support your healing process.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 7-10 degrees of Virgo or Aries? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo (the Sun rules of Leo).

Monday night/Tuesday very early morning, at 12:56am EDT, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for a little over 4.5 hours until 5:34am EDT (Tuesday morning). Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to connect with others and take actions on the things that can bring you progress.

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Additional support! T-Square w/ Mars in Aries

Join me as I share about the current T-Square with Mars in Aries as the Focus Point:
* T-Square: Mars in Aries as the Focus point (Mars also exalted) squares Saturn in Capricorn & Venus in Cancer (strong Aug. 29th until Sept. 6th, 2020)
* Empty Leg of the T-Square lands in Libra (Solution for this T-Square)
* Use the Coaching questions from this video to align yourself with the current energies: feel free to journal or mediate on these questions, and allow the answers to come to you from an intuitive place.

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Full Moon in Pisces — article

On Sept. 2nd, at 1:22am EDT, the Sun opposes the Moon in 10 degrees of Pisces. The Moon in creative, free-flowing Pisces makes an opposition to the Sun in detail-oriented, practical Virgo. If you are already a Member of my online community, you may also want to watch my video on the subject: click here.

With this Full Moon, we are dealing with two stationing planets — Mars & Jupiter — both of which we will investigate in more detail during our upcoming Forecasting Forum on Aug. 30th. Jupiter in Capricorn is preparing to end its 4-month Retrograde phase on Sept. 12th, and is therefore exalted; Mars in Aries is preparing to start its 9-week Retrograde phase on Sept. 9th, and is also exalted.

We are getting ready to retrace our steps (Mars), and are looking for the moral high ground when it comes to our long-term goals or social structures (Jupiter). For a more in-depth interpretation of your own chart, feel free to get the Mars in Retrograde webinar here (unless you are already a Star Member — in that case, check your email, webinar was sent to you on Aug. 30th in the evening).

This Full Moon has six planets in Earth signs: The Sun & Mercury in Virgo, Uranus in Taurus, and Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter in Capricorn. A heavy concentration in Earth signs focuses our attention on our relationship with our body, money, resources, and the Earth.

Now let’s first address this Full Moon’s polarities: The Virgo/Pisces polarity has to do with our ability to connect the head with the heart, logic with intuition, matter with spirit. So the question is: how do we integrate Pisces and Virgo?

This may seem a challenging question, given Virgo’s leaning toward detailed, analytical understanding, contrasted with Pisces’ call to open our heart and allow for all (including things that seem paradoxical to the mind). In fact, on an energetic level there is no separation, everything is interconnected — we need both left- and right-brain (the logical and the creative).

Ask yourself: What if nothing and no one were separate? Appearing to be different, yes, but not separate…

The mind acts like a filtering mechanism that helps us to focus and function more efficiently. Virgo analyzes, whereas Pisces feels, senses. Virgo seeks physical wholeness, Pisces reminds us of a greater wholeness — a spiritual wholeness — our interconnectedness with all of life, the allowing of all the mysteries of life.

To be at its best, Virgo aims for practical applications and to be of service, while Pisces learns to listen to inner/intuitive guidance above all else, using its imagination to bring love and light into this world, to sprinkle mystery fairy dust, and to create Paradise on Earth.

When these two archetypes are balanced within, we discern without judgment, serve with an open heart, and improve our daily lives without getting hung up on timing or perfectionism, bringing love and compassion to all of life’s apparent curveballs.

That said, let’s also talk about the shadow side of those signs, as we do with all Full Moons:  Virgo’s shadow side is…

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Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 8-12 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, you are more affected by this Full Moon — this is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

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August 24th – 30th

Learning to Live Life in Moderation — Forecast Aug. 24-30th

 

This week’s headline items: The first Quarter Moon in Sagittarius becomes exact on Tuesday afternoon; Jupiter stations again (slowing down as it gets ready to end its Retrograde phase); the Mars Station intensifies on Friday; the Uranus Station ends on Sunday.

There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday very early morning (for almost 6.5 hours), Thursday morning (for a little over 5.5 hours), and Saturday afternoon (for a little over 5 hours).

 

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Now, this week’s Forecast…

 

Monday, Aug. 24th:

Monday, the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio all day. It will journey there until Tuesday morning. We feel things deeply and have “X-Ray Vision” and “Bullshit-Smelling Abilities”.

Emotional authenticity is extremely important to us at this time; anything less than 100% emotional honesty could be perceived as flat-out dishonest. Once we feel safe trusting someone, we want to merge with them, preferably forever… as long as our trust is never betrayed.

The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power. This occurs by a process of subtraction — it urges us to let go of whatever disempowers us. It’s therefore an excellent time to look at “old” fears, limiting habits or emotional attachments, especially those stemming from past traumas.

Moon in Scorpio tends to run right over ambiguity — it’s “in or out”, “with us or against us”, “love me or leave me”. It can therefore be stormy — a cold winter storm, or a torrid tropical storm of passion, depending on how we “work” the energies 🙂

Monday late morning, a somewhat challenging Mercury/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 9:35am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Sunday late morning (Aug. 23rd) on; it will remain strong until Tuesday late morning (Aug. 25th). This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, almost awkward — and we need to make a choice… so we need to develop inner awareness.

This boils down to feeling “stumped” — we feel like we can’t get our head around things, or make decisions.  As best as you can, be kind and compassionate to yourself. Ask yourself: Could I hang out with the inner discomfort this is stirring up, just for right now?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 7-9 degrees of Virgo or Aries? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo).

Monday afternoon, a challenging Mars/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 2:19pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Aug. 13th on; it will remain strong until Oct. 11th. This is a “stretch” aspect — it’s characterized by inner conflict — as well as a maturity process that requires adjustments and flexibility on our part.

On the one hand, we want to pursue personal goals and move fast — we probably feel impatient about any projects connected to something we feel passionate about — and we want our physical bodies to be active (e.g. working out).

On the other hand, we also feel the need to focus on our long-term goals — taking it one step at a time, building something solid that can last. in other words, we are also being asked to take a realistic and mature approach to our long-term aspirations. As best as you can, make space for both of these desires.

We also tend to be more cautious now. We may experience a temporary loss of enthusiasm — or setbacks could be part of that, and if they are, we may doubt our ability to win in life. We are learning to live life in moderation; this might be frustrating at first.

Pushing too hard (or too fast) doesn’t always get us the results we want: It might be time to slow down a little and catch our breath. That way, we can come back later, with a stronger, more mature and focused approach.

We’re asked to stretch and grow beyond what we have previously known ourselves to be; our commitments and responsibilities are calling us to get out of our comfort zone.

Find creative ways to honor both yourself, your passions, your own personal goals or new beginnings, and your desire to focus on your long-term goals or the social structures we currently have in place; allow for a direct and courageous approach even if life puts up roadblocks or throws some curve balls.

What if you simply knew that you could handle whatever shows up? Would you rather have old structures in place, or a more passionate, courageous way to achieving things? Would you rather achieve status or have self-realization? What if you just decided to bring maturity and self-responsibility to the table when moving ahead with your own passions and goals, no matter what?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 23-29 degrees of Aries, Capricorn, Libra, or Cancer? If so, you

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August 17th – 23rd

Important to Express Ourselves — Forecast for Aug. 17th – 23rd

 

This week’s headline items: Retrograde Uranus in Taurus is still moving slower in the sky (aka stationing) until Aug. 30th; the New Moon in Leo becomes exact on Tuesday late evening; Mercury changes signs from Leo to Virgo late Wednesday evening; on Thursday, Mars starts to slow down (aka “station”), in preparation for its Retrograde phase; the Sun changes signs from Leo to Virgo on Saturday late morning… and from Sunday morning on, it’s time to start taking actions on our New Moon Intentions.

There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Wednesday very early morning (for almost 3 hours), Thursday late evening (a little over 5.5 hours), and Sunday very, very early morning (almost 6 hours).

 

Before we get to this week’s forecast, I’d like to mention:

If you would like to learn how the current Mars Transits, and the Uranus Station & Retrograde phases are impacting you personally… feel free to watch the mp4-video presentation about “Mars Transits & the Uranus Station/Retrograde in Taurus in 2020” — as it relates to your own Birth Chart…

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Now, this week’s Forecast…

 

Monday, Aug. 17th:

Monday, the Moon remains in protective, introverted Cancer. It will journey there until 1:38am EDT. With this Moon placement, we are more sensitive to what people say and therefore our feelings are more easily hurt — so be kind to yourself and others. Self-Care is key for the next few hours, if you are awake at that time 😉

Emotional safety is important to us as well; we like connecting to the familiar and we enjoy nurturing ourselves and others — home and family call to us, for instance. Make sure though, that your glass is filled before letting others drink from it, otherwise you might start to feel drained and resentful.

Monday very early morning, a harmonious Mercury/Mars aspect becomes exact at 1:29am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last week, Friday evening (Aug. 14th) on; it will be strong until this Tuesday evening. This aspect helps us clarify our goals. We act from our courageous, passionate thinking, and a place of joy; we love to be generous, and a playful attitude is also supported.

We are quick, perceptive and brave; interestingly, one of the things we easily perceive is the weaknesses of others. Our minds are more optimistic, so it’s important that we stay realistic. We are expressive; we have lively conversations in which we speak our truth without compromise and yet without coming across as too blunt or offensive — on the other hand, our passion might mean we come across as rather impatient.

We seem to “download” great insights (and make superb decisions) at the very last minute — and the good news is, we can easily turn those insights into workable projects.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 21-27 degrees of Leo, Aries, Sagittarius? If so, you may feel more blessed by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Aries (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Mars rules Aries)

Monday at 1:38am EDT, the Moon moves into fun and attention-loving Leo, where it will journey until Wednesday early morning. We have a chance to appreciate ourselves and our lives — and to connect to the heart. Hand out as many compliments as possible, they will be deeply appreciated 🙂

Fun, games and romance are a big part of this energy. You might also enjoy spending time with little ones. What are you most grateful for today? What would be heaps of fun? What would be so much fun, you squeak just thinking about it? This Moon placement starts the build up towards the New Moon (exact Tuesday late evening).

Monday late morning, a Sun/Mercury alignment in a little over 24 degrees of Leo becomes exact at 11:07am EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from last week, Friday evening (Aug. 14th) on, it will remain strong until this Thursday evening. When the Sun and Mercury come together, we are especially sharp, communicative, and open. This aspect indicates a confident mind and an analytical approach to life. Intelligence and communication abilities are strong at this time; however, we may not listen as well as the other speaks — we might be too busy thinking about what to say next.

In general, we have a strong need to take an active role in communications — it is very hard for us to passively listen and absorb information right now. What we say or write now has impact, so as best as you can, choose your words wisely. If people hung on your every word, what would you say then? What would you hold back from saying?

We may be particularly busy/scattered during this time; it may not always be of service to us to take on too much: Choose wisely. Remember that Mercury is still retrograde: Communicate from intuition and make sure that you hear everything that is being said. It could also be that an issue from July 12th is coming up again and needs to be re-addressed…

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 21-27 degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio, or Taurus? Or do you have an Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo, Gemini or Virgo? If so, you will feel…

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New Moon in Leo – the article

On Aug. 18th, at 10:42pm EDTthe Moon aligns with the Sun in 26.5 degree of Leo — in other words, the New Moon will be exact. To watch my New Moon video click here.

The New Moon in fun-loving, extroverted, expressive Leo has us looking for heartfelt experiences. It’s important for us to express ourselves, to learn about love — and in particular, to learn about how those things work together to help us create from the heart and from a place of joy.

Think about the keywords for this self-expressed fire sign: “proud, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, open, fun-loving”… How could you live into those words?

Leo is ruled by the Sun, symbol of consciousness and the unique light we came to shine in this lifetime — this is what we were born to explore and express — so ask yourself: Where could I shine my unique light more brightly? What brings me joy? Not just in general… but in this very moment?

Leo also represents our creativity: there are as many ways to be creative and self-expressed as there are “selves” — indeed, we are all creators — we create with every thought, word, and action.

Creativity requires innocence, curiosity, courage, and play. To live it out, we must tap into the unique spark inside of us in a joyful way — and allow ourselves the freedom to make mistakes — creativity thrives on love and permission and is stifled by judgment and fear.

Take a moment to contact your “free inner child” — that place inside that is ready to play and create. What might encourage that inner child to come out and play? If you aren’t sure, there’s no need to guess: Try asking it gently and directly…

Mercury currently also moving through Leo, adding more weight to the Leo-energies; as Mercury closely aligns with the New Moon in Leo, it encourages us to…

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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 24-29 degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, or Scorpio? Or do your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer? This New Moon may feel stronger to you…

And last, but definitely not least: the New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle; the best time for the intention-setting process is soon after the New Moon becomes exact, and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase.

That means the best time to set intentions this month would be during the almost three hour period between 10:42pm on Aug. 18th and 1:38am on Aug. 19th — or during the next slot (which is much longer), between 4:20am on Aug. 19th and 10:42pm on Aug. 20th (as always, all times are in EDT — the New York timezone).

For more info about Setting Intentions, click here.

If you live in a timezone other than EDT (US East Coast-time), I recommend you join my Facebook Fan-page or follow me on twitter, as I will be posting reminders on Aug. 18th, 19th and 20th to let you know when is the best time to set your intentions 😉

New Moon in Leo

Join me as I share about several upcoming astrological events:
* New Moon in 26.5º of Leo (exact on Aug. 18th, 2020 at 10:42pm EDT)   1:22
* Mercury in Leo aligns with the New Moon    6:36
* New Moon/Mercury alignment in Leo trines Mars in Aries & the South Node in Sagittarius (Grand Fire Trine)    11:01
* Mars in Aries makes a Square to Saturn & Pluto in Capricorn    15:04
* Saturn in Capricorn quincunxes the New Moon in Leo & the North Node in Gemini (Yod-aspect with Saturn as the Focus point) 28:33
* Uranus (currently exalted, and Retrograde)   32:10
* Venus in Cancer makes a Sextile to Uranus (currently exalted, and Retrograde)   37:36  & a Square to Chiron, the Wounded Healer   39:15
* To sum it all up for this New Moon    40:29
* Best and most potent time for setting Intentions    43:10

Do you have an Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 24-29 degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio?    41:59

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