August 19: Reorganizing Our World
The moon enters Virgo at 1:20 a.m., and moon void of course ends
In the wee hours, the dark moon quietly slips into demure Virgo, and the moon void of course ends. We can wake up on Wednesday, ready to start up any new project that we hope will take root long term. This lunar shift brings the bold and lively lunar energies of the past few days down to earth, helping us ground down and materialize the inspirations that the Leo moon offered us. The mood now is a bit more insular, as we turn to practical duties and reorganizing our world.
Mercury enters Virgo at 6:30 p.m.
The moon is trine Uranus at 6:52 p.m.
Today’s earthy lunar forces gain strength as speedy Mercury joins the moon in Virgo. This shift is the third sign that the planet of communications will visit this month, adding to August’s cosmically eclectic and adaptive mood.
Mercury is at home in Virgo, wielding its most substantial analytical powers from this methodical sign. It’s quite timely that Mercury shifts into Virgo now, as Wednesday is Mercury’s day of the week, giving us a unique opportunity to harness the messenger’s powers today. According to magical tradition, the first hour after sunrise, and the eighth hour of the day on Wednesdays belong to Mercury. These times are optimal for building a little altar to honor the planet of ideas and information and to ask for help with Mercury-related intentions. A good relationship with Mercury helps us with mental clarity, swift communications, and success in our literary projects.
Shortly after, the dark moon in Virgo forms an earth trine with Uranus in Taurus, grounding and harnessing Uranus’ revolutionary energies for practical use. The conscientious and precise lunar awareness of the moment comes into phase with the radical changes of our times. Virgo’s adaptive and mercurial energies help us find constructive ways to work with disruptions and inventively utilize resources.
The moon is sextile Venus at 9:05 p.m.
In the evening, the moon in poised and graceful Virgo forms a supportive sextile with Venus in nurturing Cancer. This elemental blending of earth and water now brings bodily health and emotional well-being into harmony. Since the moon is still dark, our energetic reserves may be feeling a little low, so this evening provides a window to indulge in recharge and self-care practices. This harmonious sextile helps us connect to our emotional vocabulary tonight by possibly helping us have fruitful and nourishing conversations with our loved ones.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location