In the Stars August 26-September 2, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

The Sun has moved into practical, hard-working earth sign Virgo for a stay through September 22. Virgo symbolizes order, efficiency, accomplishment, health, and self-improvement. At summer’s end, we are back to school and work. Mercury has just turned direct, and communication continues to improve, though Mercury is still in its shadow until September 2.

Again this week the two beneficial trine aspects that were noted last week are still with us, coloring our world with good energy and possibilities: Jupiter-Neptune (Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces), and Saturn-Uranus (Uranus in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn). Jupiter-Neptune is an uplifting, visionary, artistic aspect. Saturn-Uranus is a combination that can enable us to discover and innovate, and apply practicality and grit to manifest brilliant, breakthrough ideas. The days’ energies listed below all play out against the backdrop of these two magnificent trines. Get to work on manifesting your visionary, brilliant ideas.

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The Full Moon in Pisces lights the sky on Sunday. The Pisces Moon makes benefic sextiles to Uranus and Saturn, infusing the Grand Earth Trine with even more benefic energy. This is a glorious day with great promise. Imagine, be inspired, and create!

Mars turns stationary direct on Monday, after having been in retrograde motion for two months. Our energy is now in forward motion. Expansive planetary energies combine in benefic aspects to color this day with vision and beauty. Get your glow on, and get moving.

We may feel drawn to extra sleep and to lingering in dreamland on Tuesday morning while the Moon is void of course at the end of Pisces. Then, when the Moon pops into Aries at 9:35 a.m. we are ready to roll. We may be discover new ways of thinking. We may have to slow down and meet a few challenging demands.

Wednesday, August 29th is my birthday! The Aries Moon shines its vigorous, energetic light on my Ascendant, a perfect day for a hike in Yellowstone National Park, where I will be. For all of us, the Aries Moon is enthusiastic and action-oriented, though the day could be emotionally volatile. Lean in and challenge yourself mentally and physically.

Most of Thursday is infused with the warmth and vigor of the Aries Moon forming a grand trine with Vesta, goddess of the hearth, and Pallas Athena, goddess of the arts and strategy. As the afternoon wears on, pull back and be cautious, as the Moon forms an edgy, rambunctious square to Mars, marking a short Moon void of course period, lasting from 4:04 p.m. to 6:36 p.m. PDT. Then the Moon moves into grounded earth sign Taurus, highlighting all things sensual. Expect the unexpected in the evening, as Uranus conjuncts the Moon; this aspect may shake things up. With Mars, Moon, and Uranus in a tight square, be cautious and go slow, as this combo is prone to recklessness and accidents.

Friday and Saturday the Moon is in fixed earth Taurus, highlighting all things sensual. With the Moon in the practical, grounded earth sign Taurus, and the Sun is in industrious, efficient earth sign Virgo, these two days are framed for accomplishment. As the weekend gets going, use these two days to tackle projects and put your life in order. This entire month with the Sun in Virgo (August 22-September 22), we have planetary strength to get organized,  and to get back to a good health regimen. Friday sparkles with a Moon-Neptune sextile that gives inspiration.

The month of September begins Saturday with additional pushes from benefic lunar trines to powerful Mars and Pluto. Don’t waste this weekend day on recreation. Saturday is a day to set solid, practical goals and to plan to meet or exceed them. Give your life the works!

Sunday and Monday, Labor Day, are social days with the Moon in friendly, curious Gemini. Mutable air sign Gemini symbolizes connection, communication, and community. Attend to correspondence and phone calls. Connect with a sibling. Set aside some time for reading, and learn something new.

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Sunday: Glorious, creative day with great promise.

Monday: Mars turns direct. Visionary, beautiful day to move things forward.

Tuesday: After a lingering, slow start, pop into action and make things happen.

Wednesday: Vigorous, energetic, emotionally volatile day.

Thursday: Grand earth trine supports work and responsibility, with ease. Expect the unexpected and go slowly and carefully.

Friday: Tackle big work projects; set goals high.

Saturday: Another powerful work day. Meet or exceed your goals.

Sunday: Connect, correspond, and communicate.

Monday: Connect with a sibling. Take time to read and learn something new.


Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (August 6-September 9)

  1. Set a beautiful table.
  2. Spruce up your wardrobe. Let go of any clothing that you don’t like or that does not enhance your beauty.
  3. If you have a mate or partner, make special dates for quality time together.
  4. If you don’t have a mate or partner, amp up your social life with close friends.
  5. Venus in Libra wants to relate, so share your sparkle and enthusiasm with everyone you meet.
  6. Be kind and gracious.
  7. Mediate or negotiate your differences if you have something that is discordant in your life.
  8. Accept social invitations.
  9. Host a party yourself, and beautify your home for the occasion.
  10. Bring your life into better balance.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Tuesday, August 28: 6:54 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 30: 4:04 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, September 1 at 10:56 p.m. through Sunday, September 2 at 1:02 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Monday, September 3 at 11:37 p.m. through Tuesday, September 4 at 5:04 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 5:43 a.m.-6:54 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 6:31 a.m. – 7:29 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, September 10: 8:12 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, September 11 at 3:57 p.m. through Wednesday, September 12 at 11:15 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, September 14: 1:54 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, September 16 at 4:15 p.m. through Monday, September 17 at 4:07 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, September 26 at 3:26 a.m. through Thursday, September 27 at 0:16 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, September 28 at 3:36 p.m. through Saturday, September 29 at 6;26 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 30 at 8:38 a.m. through Monday, October 1 at 11:00 a/m/ (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Saturday, August 25 at 5:39 through Sunday, August 26 at 6:32 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 14:54 – 17:35 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 30: 0:04 – 2:30 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, September 2: 6:56 – 9:02 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, September 4: 7:37 – 13:04 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 13:43 – 14:54 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 14:31 – 15:29 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, September 10: 16:12 – 16:20 (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, September 12: 0:57 – 19:15 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, September 14 at 9:54 through Saturday, September 15 at 1:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, September 17: 0:15 – 12:07 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, September 26 at 11:26 through Thursday, September 27 at 8:16 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, September 28 at 23:36 through Saturday, September 29 at 14:26 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 30 at 16:38 through Monday, October 1 at 19:00 (Moon into Cancer)

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One Response to In the Stars August 26-September 2, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

  1. Joseph John Lang, Ph.D. says:

    Happy Birthday, Cathy!

    It’s nice to be out of that awful set of eclipses. It’s going to take me quite some time and effort to work through all the horrible things these brought me!

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