August 1: Illuminated Truths

August 1: Illuminated Truths

Mercury is opposite Pluto Rx at 3:52 a.m.

In the early hours, Mercury in emotive Cancer forms a confronting opposition with Pluto in resolute Capricorn. This polarity holds these two planetary powers in tension and may work to bring hidden truths to light. Mercury will bring challenging and transformative facts into conversation personally and collectively now. Since Mercury is in nurturing and protective Cancer, these illuminated truths may help a crucial healing process take an active root.

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The moon is square Mars at 2:23 p.m.

The moon is conjunct Jupiter Rx at 4:57 p.m.

The moon is sextile Neptune Rx at 5:55 p.m.

Later in the afternoon, the moon in reserved Capricorn forms an edgy square aspect with Mars in impulsive Aries. This aspect is a difficult emotional passage, where the empathetic mood of the moment clashes with the sort of anger Mars in Aries can inflame. This aspect may coincide with arguments and misunderstandings.

As the moon moves to form a conjunction with expansive Jupiter in Capricorn, the tension from this challenging aspect fades. In Capricorn, the moon can signify an emotionally guarded time, yet Jupiter’s low-key optimism in Capricorn can help uplift a dark mood. This uplifting feeling may be further enhanced as the moon moves into a supportive sextile with Neptune in imaginative Pisces. This helpful moon/Neptune connection can open our awareness to a broader visionary perspective grounded in an earthy sensibility.


The moon is conjunct Pluto Rx at 10:57 p.m.

Late night, the moon continues to drift through Capricorn, to form a potent conjunction with Pluto, the planet of hidden powers and secrets. This fleeting aspect may go surprisingly deep, drawing up mysterious feelings and images from deep within the soul. A strange mood is in the air tonight, as we access hidden truths that have transformative potential. These may have been buried for some time, but awakening to them now will make up for any lost time.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location