August 14: Nocturnal Magic and Mystery

August 14: Nocturnal Magic and Mystery

The moon is sextile the sun at 1:32 a.m.

The moon is sextile Mars at 4:19 a.m., and moon void of course begins

The lively Gemini moon forms a sextile aspect with the sun in noble Leo, forming the waning crescent lunar phase. If we look up in the sky overnight, we will see this bright crescent, a symbol of nocturnal magic and mystery. This sextile between the moon and sun brings the mood of the moment into harmony with the seasonal energies of summer celebration, permeating Friday’s hours with a sense of joy and well-being.

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A few hours later, the moon forms another activating and inspiring sextile, this time with Mars in potent Aries. These early morning sextiles are sure to be stimulating and motivating, helping us rise with clarity and optimism. We are ready for action today, feeling courageous and assertive.

It’s at this point that the moon void of course begins, however, which traditionally is not a good time to start new projects. We may feel called instead to be active and social, choosing to move and channel our energy and inspiration into physical pursuits. The moon void of course does not last long, so we do not have long to wait before applying our inspiration to new beginnings.


The moon enters Cancer at 4:35 p.m., and moon void of course ends

A few minutes later, the moon void of course ends, and the moon moves into its home sign Cancer. This shift is in the sign of the moon’s rulership, making lunar powers as strong as they can be. Cancer is an insular, receptive, and private sign, making us feel moved to retreat after a few active days of initiative and socializing. Emotions and intuition may become more potent now, and as the crescent moon wanes further toward the new moon phase, we may start to feel our energy ebb, and settle. While the moon is in Cancer, we have an opportunity to tune into our deepest feelings and pick up on psychic frequencies that subtly guide our instincts.


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