August 23: Receptive and Private

August 23: Receptive and Private

The moon enters Scorpio at 3:16 a.m., and moon void of course ends

The moon is sextile the sun at 4:35 a.m.

Early morning, the moon void of course ends as the moon slips into secretive Scorpio. The lunar moon turns inward and becomes more receptive and private. Scorpio is the sign of the secret agent, or the ninja, roles that require the quiet gathering information, the observation of power dynamics, and stealthy action when the time is right. For the next two days, we may feel like we are going undercover with our emotions, guided by our instincts and psychic impressions, to feel our way forward in the dark.

Shortly after, the Scorpio moon forms a sextile with the sun in Virgo, marking the waxing crescent phase of the lunar cycle. The receptive lunar energies are in harmony with the practical perceptions of the solar season, as the moon begins to gain light and strength once again.


The moon is sextile Mercury at 3:42 p.m.

The day is devoid of planetary aspects until the moon forms a collaborative sextile with Mercury, powerfully placed in its home sign, Virgo. Deep, soulful, emotional awareness connects with the planet of communications, helping us put feelings into words. This sextile may take shape in meaningful, intimate conversation or written form as poetry or heartfelt prose. The time is now to speak from the heart in a way that is grounded and relatable. Since the moon in Scorpio wields potent psychic powers, we may feel ourselves channeling messages from an unseen realm. These messages may arise from the depths of our soul or seem to come from a source beyond mundane reality.


The moon is opposite Uranus at 9:00 p.m.

In the evening, the Scorpio moon forms an opposition with Uranus in Taurus, bringing the potent mood of the moment in polarity with current forces of innovation and change. This charged opposition suddenly brings specific ideas or realities to light, allowing us to see a deeply rooted emotional pattern from a new perspective. This opposition may be somewhat volatile or unpredictable, which can yield creative insights. It could also have the effect of blindsiding us with a charged emotional dynamic that can throw us a bit off guard.


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