In the Stars August 6-13, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

This week’s big event is the Partial Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Monday, August 7, at 15:25 Aquarius./Leo. Note where 12-18 degrees of Fixed Signs are in your horoscope (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Virgo); this eclipse may influence that area of your life. The Leo/Aquarius axis is about the individual self (Leo) and the global community (Aquarius). How you can you shine your light brighter in the world? Make a donation of time or money to a community project, particularly one that supports children. (I’m filling school kits for children in Syria and Bangladesh, a project sponsored by our local Global Heart fair trade store).

Following the Lunar Eclipse this week is the Total Solar Eclipse Monday, August 21, at 28:53 Leo. This eclipse will traverse the United States from Newport, Oregon through Charleston, South Carolina. Perhaps you have already experienced some of the power of this eclipse, as the effects can show up a few months before or after the actual event. There are a lot of tensions in the world, and the eclipse could trigger some defining events. The next few weeks promise to be eventful. Light comes before darkness, and then light will follow the darkness, both astronomically and metaphorically. Perhaps there are, or will be, endings and opportunities for new beginnings in your own life. Take a leap forward with juicy projects and dreams. Think about courageous, creative commitments that you will make at the Solar Eclipse on August 21.

Mercury turns retrograde on Saturday, August 12, so complete contracts, travel plans, and project details early in the week. Soon it will be time to pause, and reflect, review, and revise.

Friendships are highlighted on Sunday. The Moon is in Aquarius, symbolizing humanitarian concerns. Make a donation to a favorite social cause about which you feel passionate. Take an active step to reach out and help someone.

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is at 11:11 AM PDT Monday, starting the week with this potent energy. Mars is close to the Sun, adding more fiery heat to this eclipse. We will have greater courage and resolve to make a difference. See the new documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” You will be fired up to take action.

Tuesday glows in the light of last night’s Full Moon. A sparkling Moon-Uranus sextile at 12:07 PM PDT ushers in a brief Void of Course Moon period until 2:56 PM PDT when the Moon then drifts into soft and dreamy Pisces. The first half of the day is fiery and bright, and the day finishes sweet and soft.

Compassion, caring, and inspiration abound on Wednesday through the Pisces Moon that trines Venus and conjuncts Neptune.

The Moon is Void of Course in Pisces early all day on Thursday, from 6:38 AM to 10:22 PM. This is a day to focus on insignificant routine tasks such as filing and clean-up. Don’t waste your time on meetings or appointments or anything requiring decisions, including shopping.

Friday is bold, uplifting, and visionary. The Aries Moon wants to bolt out of bed early and get going. Mercury conjuncts the asteroid Vesta, the hard-working goddess of the hearth; this combo focuses the mind on practical solutions. A Ceres-Venus conjunction that trines Neptune strengthens emotional connections, uplifts us, and softens boundaries.

Saturday is a complex day packed with planetary activity, including an uplifting Grand Fire Trine (Sun in Leo, Moon and Uranus in Aries, and Saturn in Sagittarius). In contrast to this benefic Grand Trine, the Moon forms a tense T-square pattern with Pluto and Jupiter. This is an active day with promise for great accomplishments. Mercury turns retrograde for three weeks until September 5.

The exalted Moon in Taurus makes for a beautiful, grounded Sunday. The Sun makes a benefic trine to Saturn, giving energy for sound decisions and good progress on work. We can get a lot accomplished, though the Taurus Moon likes to plod along in an unhurried manner. Pamper yourself, and take time to smell the roses while you work on projects. Finish the weekend with a sumptuous, pleasing Sunday evening dinner with good conversation.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: A day for friendship. Make a donation to a worthy cause.

Monday: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse; Shine your light brighter in the world.

Tuesday: Morning is fiery and bright. Moon VoC from 12:07-2:56 PM. Evening is sweet and soft.

Wednesday: Inspiration and compassion abound.

Thursday: Moon VoC all day. Focus on routine tasks.

Friday: Bold, uplifting, visionary day.

Saturday: Acitve day with a Grand Fire Trine. Mercury turns retrograde.

Sunday: Beautiful, grounded, easy day. A lot can be accomplished.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Cancer (July 31-August 26)

1.Take a journey through old family photo albums.
2. Call family together for a picnic.
3. Focus on home maintenance.
4. Make your home more comfortable.
5. Pull out your family recipes and make some of your favorite family foods.
6. Read a historical novel.
7. Get together with siblings or relatives and tell some family stories.
8. Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.
9. Honor your feelings; write about something stirring your emotions, whether joyful or sad.
10. Express care through a card, call, or gift of food.

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.

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Tuesday, August 8: 12:07 PM-2:56 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, August 10: 6:38 AM-10:22 PM (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, August 13: 1:01 AM-3:40 AM (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, August 14 at 6:15 PM through Tuesday, August 15 at 7:06 AM (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, August 17: 6:38 AM-9:13 AM (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, August 19: 8:17 AM-10:55 AM (Moon into Leo)

Monday, August 21: 11:30 AM-1:25 PM (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, August 23: 1:02 PM-6:05 PM (Moon into Libra)

Friday, August 25 at 10:39 PM through Saturday, August 26 at 1:53 AM (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, August 28: 2:38 AM-12:48 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, August 30 at 9:42 PM through Thursday, August 31 at 1:18 AM (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, September 2: 9:30 AM-1:06 PM (Moon into Aquarius)


Saturday, July 29 at 21:30 through Sunday, July 30 at 0:23 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, August 31 at 11:10 through Tuesday, August 1 at 12:01 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, August 3 at 21:38 through Friday, August 4 at 0:37 (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, August 6: 9:22-12:16 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, August 7: 19:07-21:56 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, August 10 at13:38 through Friday, August 11 at 5:22 (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, August 13: 8:01-11:40 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, August 15: 1:15-14:06 (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, August 17: 13:38-16:13 (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, August 19: 15:17-17:55 AM (Moon into Leo)

Monday, August 21: 18:30-20:25 (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, August 23: 20:02 through Thursday, August 24 at 1:05 (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, August 26: 5:39-8:53 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, August 28: 9:38 AM-19:48 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, August 30 at 4:42-8:18 (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, September 2: 16:30-20:06 PM (Moon into Aquarius)

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