August 25: Initiative and Enthusiasm

August 25: Initiative and Enthusiasm

The moon enters Sagittarius at 5:49 a.m., and moon void of course ends

Mercury is trine Uranus at 8:18 a.m.

The moon is square the sun at 10:58 a.m.

Tuesday opens with the moon’s shift out of brooding Scorpio and into enthusiastic Sagittarius. The moon void of course period also ends now, opening up the day for initiating projects. The lunar mood becomes more active and uplifting, encouraging connection and curiosity. We may wake up with an urge to move and explore the world around us.

A few hours later, Mercury in precise Virgo forms an earth trine with Uranus in sturdy Taurus. This strong trine powerfully connects communications and the flow of information with the innovative energies of Uranus. There may be sudden news in our personal lives today, as well as in the world. Since the trine is supportive, any unexpected breakthroughs are likely to be steady and constructive. Occurring in the earth element, this Mercury/Uranus connection may involve inventive and adaptive conversations about the distribution of material resources.

In the late morning, the moon in analytical Virgo and the sun in optimistic Sagittarius form a square aspect, marking the first quarter phase in the lunar cycle. If we were to see the moon now, it would appear as a crisp half circle in the sky, due to its 90-degree angle to the sun. This lunar phase kicks off an increasingly active period in the month, where our energies begin ramping up toward the full moon on September 1. We may feel a jolt to our initiative now to start implementing the intentions set at the new moon in Leo on August 18.

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Venus is opposite Jupiter at 3:26 p.m.

Venus in emotive Cancer forms an opposition with Saturn in Jupiter late afternoon, bringing nurturing and self-care themes into polarity with boundaries and structure. Venus and Jupiter are the two most beneficial planets in astrology, typically giving us the greatest gifts to enjoy life’s pleasures and opportunities. This opposition may bring a love and intimacy matter up for review, where we need to recalibrate how much we give to another, and how much we give to ourselves. This Venus/Jupiter opposition may also amplify big feelings of sentimentality, love, and admiration, that will likely come bubbling out today.


The moon is trine Chiron at 8:43 p.m.

The fiery moon in Sagittarius forms an emboldening trine with Chiron in forthright Aries tonight. This potent aspect has a healing and perhaps cathartic effect, helping us to feel confident when expressing our needs, and tending to our inner wounds.


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