The Universe encourages problem-solving and strategy sessions as this partially opportunistic 24-hour time-period enters the history books. The Sun trine to Pallas in fire signs (1:08AM) is the sky configuration providing ingenious solutions to difficult problems. Building a lot of forward momentum across the board are the Moon trine to the Sun (12:24PM), the lunar orb in Aries making its monthly union with investment-savvy and soul-sister energizer Vesta (2:14PM), and Venus retrograde forming a conjunction with giant, providential Jupiter at 29 degrees of Leo (2:48PM).
All of this auspicious energy would seem to be plentiful enough to make this Tuesday in August 2015 into a monumental success.
However, a trio of discordant planetary cycles force you to be extra alert and cautious as Jupiter and then Venus make frictional, 135-degree links to underworld-chieftain Pluto (12:23PM and 4:15PM, respectively) followed by an off-kilter, 150-degree tie connecting asteroid goddesses Vesta in Aries and Juno in Virgo (4:18PM).
Accomplishing good works at fortuitous times while being more conservative when celestial seasonings turn sour is the best approach -- although today's Moon-Sun trine happens just one minute after the Jupiter-Pluto fracas and that synchronicity can test your self-confidence. Be aware that the shift into early Wednesday holds promise for romance and improving relationship bonds as the Moon parallels Venus (forming exactly at 1:00AM tomorrow).
[Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]