In the Stars August 4-11, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

The sky is full of planets in Leo tropically this week with Venus, the Sun, Mars, and Juno in this fixed fire Sun-ruled sign, calling us to express our creative passions and enthusiasm. The next three weeks while the Sun is in Leo we are invited to enjoy a summer vacation, play, and enjoy! Friday, August 9, is an auspicious day when the Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts Jupiter and makes benefic trines to the stellium in Leo. We are fired up with possibilities. Jupiter stations and turns direct in motion, and Uranus stations and turns retrograde, both on August 11. This day is a game changer.

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The gracious and harmonious Libra Moon casts its light on Sunday and Monday. The Moon’s benefic sextile to Venus on Sunday gives opportunity. Relax into an easy day and do, or not do, whatever you please.

Monday, however, is a different story than Sunday’s Libra Moon energy. Monday is the turbulent, edgy day of the week when the Moon aligns with Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, this week by square aspect. At the same time there are beautiful, benefic aspects of the Libra Moon to the Sun, Mars, Jupiter. With the luminaries in action-oriented cardinal signs, and so many aspects, both benefic and challenging, this is a day for action and hard work. Look back at the end of the day and marvel at how much has moved and how much you have accomplished.

Feelings run deep on Tuesday and Wednesday, and through mid-day Thursday with the Moon in Scorpio We may need to pull back and take more quiet time for ourselves. Tuesday is likely to hold some surprises, as the Moon opposes Uranus. Honor your feelings and go with the flow.

Wednesday is a moody day with mixed aspects, both benefic and challenging. On the positive side, the Sun makes a benefic trine to Jupiter, coloring our world sunny and bright, and the Moon aligns easily with Neptune and Saturn, helping us manifest visions. In contrast, we are challenged by lunar squares to ‘Venus and the Sun, making us a little insecure, edgy, and irritable.

A glorious Venus-Jupiter trine encourages generosity on Thursday. The Moon is void of course until  1:35 p.m. when it bounces into the sunny sign of Sagittarius. Make this day count, and expect some good luck. Learn something new.

Friday, which is the day associated with Venus, is glorious and uplifting. Already buoyed by a sunny Sagittarius Moon, the day is further brightened by a Moon/Jupiter conjunction and lunar trines to the Sun and Venus. This is an auspicious day for launching any new project, with 3:00 4:00 p.m. PDT being particularly powerful for doing something specific to take advantage of this expansive energy. A Neptune-Moon square late evening invites us to sleep and dream.

Get your weekend shopping done on Saturday morning before the Moon goes void of course at 12:50 p.m. PDT for the rest of the day. Saturday afternoon beckons for a hike or bike ride, and the evening calls us to socialize with friends. Saturday is a high energy day, so make the most of it.

There’s a lot of changing direction on Sunday. Jupiter is stationary, turning direct after a 4-month backspin. Uranus is stationary turning retrograde for the next five months until January 11th. When planets are stationary, their energy is amplified. Jupiter symbolizes expansion and the search for knowledge. Uranus shakes things up and brings change. Mercury moves into creative Leo tropically. Sunday is a big day for expansive, game-changing possibilities.

Monday is framed for hard work and productivity. The Capricorn Moon conjuncts both Saturn and Pluto, the compelling planets whose demands we cannot ignore. Lean into your work with vigor and make this a productive day.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Easy day to relax.

Monday: Call to action—give this day your best and lean in to challenges.

Tuesday: Feelings run deep. Take some solitude

Wednesday: Mixed day: sunny and bright with a few irritations.

Thursday: Glorious day! Learn something new.

Friday: Optimistic, auspicious day!

Saturday: High energy day. Do weekend shopping in the morning before the Moon goes VoC 12:50 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. PDT.

Sunday: Game-changing possibilities abound.

Monday: Demanding, productive day.


Ten Things to Do with Venus in Leo (July 28-August 21)

1, Play with your children or grandchildren.

2. Wear a smile and be joyful!

3. Express appreciation.

4. Adorn yourself with gold jewelry.

5. Make a greeting card—and send it.

6. Dance!

7. Make life a game.

8. Be generous.

9. Update your wardrobe with bright colors.

10. Enjoy a picnic that includes children, games, and fun!

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:

Saturday, August 3 at 9:27 p.m. through Sunday, August 4 at 6:30 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, August 6: 0:36 a.m. – 8:31 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, August 8: 7:58 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, August 9: 12:50 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn

Monday, August 12 at 3:11 p.m. through Tuesday August 13 at 8:35 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, August 15: 6:02 p.m. – 8:49 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, August 17 at 3:34 p.m. through Sunday, August 18 at 9:33 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, August 20: 9:06 p.m. – 9:37 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, August 22 at 2:32 p.m. through Friday, August 23 at 7:34 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, August 23 at 11:58 p.m. through Sunday, August 25 at 2:05 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, August 27: 1:55 a.m. – 4:53 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, August 28 at 5:07 p.m. through Thursday, August 29 at 4:57 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, August 31: 1:46 a.m. – 4:08 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, August 4: 4:27 – 13:30 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, August 6: 7:36 – 15:31 (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, August 8: 15:58 – 18:35 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, August 9 at 19:50 through Sunday, August 10 at 4:50 (Moon into Capricorn

Monday, August 12 at 22:11 through Tuesday August 13 at 15:35 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 15: 1:02 – 3:49 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, August 17 at 22:34 through Sunday, August 18 at 16:33 (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, August 21: 4:06 – 4:37 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, August 22 at 21:32 through Friday, August 23 at 14:34 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, August 25: 6:58 – 21:05 (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, August 27: 20:55 – 23:53 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, August 29: 0:07 – 23:57 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, August 31: 8:46 – 23:08 (Moon into Libra)


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