August 24: Nurturing Connections

August 24: Nurturing Connections

The moon is trine Venus at 6:51 a.m.

The moon is sextile Jupiter at 9:21 a.m.

Mars is square Saturn at 11:19 a.m.

Monday is a full day of highly positive and supportive lunar aspects that help offset one intensely difficult transit. The day begins with a lovely, soulful water trine between the moon in intuitive Scorpio and Venus in protective Cancer. This trine is one of the sweetest possible in astrology, setting the tone for intimate and romantic conversations.

This aspect helps us feel loved and supported on an emotional level, or at least helps us tap into ways to make the nurturing connections we need in our lives. Shortly after, the moon in Scorpio forms another great aspect, this time a sextile with optimistic Jupiter. This opportune connection helps us expand on the loving feelings that were opened up by the moon/Venus trine.

The beautiful lunar transits will continue today, but not before Mars in reactive Aries forms a deeply confrontational square with Saturn in authoritative Capricorn. Both Mars and Saturn are in their home signs, wielding their most potent powers, so they are likely to clash with no compromise.

Some of us may feel this intense friction and power struggle in our lives, yet this epic square—the first of three that will occur over the next six months—speaks to the global conflict at a rise in our society coming to a head now. Though very tough, knowing is half the battle when managing this intense Mars/Saturn activity, so leaning into the supportive lunar transits of the day will help us avoid feeling overwhelmed by stressful news and concerns.


The moon is trine Neptune at 12:47 p.m.

The moon is sextile Pluto at 5:36 p.m.

Early afternoon, the supportive lunar transits continue with a powerful water trine between the moon in reflective Scorpio and Neptune in empathic Pisces. While power struggles and conflicts take center stage in our society, we can tap into this nurturing and soulful trine to help us stay connected to our hearts and dreams for a better future. Many of us have had our eyes opened this year to the deep inequities in our world, and this moon/Neptune trine can help us feel compassion for each other now.

Soon after, the moon forms a supportive sextile with Pluto in grounded Capricorn, bringing the deep, receptive qualities of Scorpio into phase with hidden truths and transformation. On an emotional level, we can feel into the depths of our psyche to find the resources to grow, adapt, and change.


The moon is sextile Saturn at 11:27 p.m., and moon void of course begins

Just before midnight, the moon in nocturnal Scorpio forms a collaborative sextile with Saturn in structured Capricorn. This aspect adds an undercurrent of emotional stability after an active and emotional day. The moon then goes void of course overnight, encouraging us to honor deep rest and relaxation.

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