August 28: At Peace With Change

August 28: At Peace With Change

The moon is square Chiron at 2:02 a.m.

The moon is trine Uranus at 5:51 a.m.

A little after midnight, the moon in reserved Capricorn forms a square aspect with Chiron in Aries. This potentially edgy aspect happens when most of us are sleeping, so it can simply represent an uncomfortable awareness when working with our ongoing wounds. The moon in Capricorn can signify emotional restraint, where it can be hard to show vulnerability or to let down protective boundaries. This restraint can be helpful in some cases, but some may be questioning if it is always a useful reflex. Showing our wounds and expressing our needs can be frightening, opening us up for rejection, but it’s the only way to access the support we may need.

Soon after, the moon in pragmatic Capricorn forms a grounding earth trine with Uranus in abundant Taurus. This trine brings the sober mood of the moment into harmony with the adaptive and inventive energies of our times. We may feel a bit more at peace with the constant force of change today, and see a way to have it work in our favor to materialize an idea.


The moon is trine Mercury at 5:04 p.m.

The moon in authoritative Capricorn makes a robust, earthy connection with Mercury, powerfully placed in analytical Virgo in the late afternoon. This earth trine is an excellent opportunity to have productive conversations, where emotions are held in balance while we craft effective strategies. The late afternoon provides a window where we are likely to feel confident, credible, and have an articulate command over our language.


The moon is conjunct Jupiter at 6:56 p.m.

The moon is sextile Neptune at 10:54 p.m.

The moon continues on its course through Capricorn to form a conjunction with expansive Jupiter. This conjunction has the effect of amplifying emotions, but since this connection occurs in pragmatic Capricorn, this amplification is likely to be steadier, practical, and a bit low key. Jupiter in Capricorn signifies a kind of cautious optimism that can be very helpful to connect with on an emotional level, especially during a year that calls on us to be resourceful. We can feel hopeful, but at the same time, have realistic expectations so that we are not let down by potential roadblocks or limitations.

Late night, the moon in patient Capricorn forms a collaborative sextile with Neptune in soulful Pisces. This sextile may uplift our mood, and hopes, as we drift off into our dreams. Neptune helps pull the moon in Capricorn out of the heavy confines of realism and into the starry realm of the imagination.

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