August 20: A Hopeful Outlook

August 20: A Hopeful Outlook

The moon is trine Jupiter Rx at 7:13 a.m.

The moon is opposite Neptune at 10:15 a.m.

Thursday begins with a helpful earth trine between the moon in orderly Virgo and Jupiter retrograde in persevering Capricorn. This trine aspect brings emotions into harmony with growth and expansion, and a sense of well-being and optimism permeates the morning. Since this is an earth trine between the moon and Jupiter, enthusiasm is grounded and somewhat tempered, but positive, lending a hopeful outlook to our plans. We may find the emotional and material support we need now by tapping into opportunities with Virgo and Capricorn’s resourcefulness.

Later in the morning, the detailed focused Virgo moon forms an opposition to Neptune in oceanic Pisces, bringing themes of earthly order into polarity with universal transcendence. The moon in Virgo helps illuminate ways to set up daily practices and organize our ritual space to host a connection with spirit or a sense of higher purpose. The moon in Virgo helps us to contain the nebulousness of our ideals and thoughts, and Neptune in Pisces helps to keep us from becoming too rigid in our outlook.


The moon is trine Pluto at 2:48 p.m.

Late afternoon, the demure and reflective Virgo moon forms an earth trine with Pluto in Capricorn, bringing emotional awareness into supportive contact with hidden truths and transformation. The moon is still currently in a dark phase, symbolizing the mysterious and receptive frame of mind that is needed to plumb Pluto’s elusive depths. Soul work, psychological inquiry, and even ancestral connections are paths we can take when exploring this moon/Pluto trine. The moon moves quickly, so this aspect is fleeting, yet it could carry us surprisingly deep in a relatively short time.


The moon is trine Saturn at 3:37 p.m., and moon void of course begins

Soon after, the moon shifts further on her journey through Virgo to form an earth trine with Saturn in authoritative Capricorn. This supportive aspect emphasizes emotional boundaries and shows us how these are necessary and protective in the right context. Though the trine aspect is favorable and typically facilitates positive outcomes, this lunar trine with stoic Saturn may add a serious mood to the afternoon. This serious vibe is likely to be constructive, however, improving our ability to concentrate and persevere.

At this point, the moon void of course begins, so the rest of the day is best spent tying up loose ends and tending to routine duties, rather than starting anything new.


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