August 13: Power Struggles

August 13: Power Struggles

Mars is square Pluto Rx at 12:14 a.m.

The moon is sextile Chiron Rx at 12:27 a.m.

At midnight, Mars in impulsive Aries forms a triggering square aspect with Pluto in resolute Capricorn. This aspect is a clash between two equally powerful cardinal forces that are unlikely to bend to the other’s will. As a result, this square may produce immense friction and difficulty. Mars’ propulsive energies are pushing against the unseen powers and transformative forces under Pluto’s influence, causing psychological upsets and power struggles. This aspect is the first of three that will occur this year, representing an ongoing narrative around global strife and uprising. These edgy Mars/Pluto dynamics will likely bring personal challenges up to the surface for us today, which will take the rest of the year to sort out fully.

Minutes later, the energetic Gemini moon forms a sextile with Chiron in combustive Aries, bringing the mood of the moment in harmony with our ongoing wounds. This complementary and supportive sextile may have the effect of clarifying our feelings around some of the continuing pain and traumas we carry. This aspect may not be felt in an overt or obvious way and may simply represent a passage of less inner friction and conflict.

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The moon is sextile Mercury at 5:33 p.m.

The adaptive Gemini moon forms a supportive sextile with Mercury in performative Leo in the late afternoon. This link may help activate lively conversation and inspired exchanges. It’s a very creative and dynamic blend of air and fire, helping us find the words to express ourselves in a fast way. This blend has the potential to be very theatrical and entertaining, full of good humor and cheer.


The moon is square Neptune Rx at 10:16 p.m.

The late-night square between the kinetic Gemini moon and oceanic Neptune in Pisces infuses our nocturnal world with dreams and illusions. It’s good timing that this square happens overnight, as it could promote daydreaming and drifting off into vividly creative reveries. Tonight would be an excellent time to enjoy watching artistic films, as Neptune rules over the cinema and fantasies that feel more real than reality.

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