August 29: The Path Less Travelled
The moon is opposite Venus at 1:51 a.m.
The moon is conjunct Pluto at 4:12 a.m.
Mercury is trine Jupiter at 6:28 a.m.
The moon is conjunct Saturn at 10:18 a.m.
Just after midnight, the moon in stoic Capricorn forms an opposition with Venus in receptive Cancer. This polarity between the moon and Venus may amplify the emotions and bring themes of protection and solitude to the fore in our relationships. Venus shines a loving light on the moon in Capricorn, encouraging us to open up to affection and accepting help if needed.
A few hours later, the moon shifts into a conjunction with Pluto, a connection that may stir up feelings from deep in our shadows. The moon/Venus opposition may have connected some of us to a deep psychological pattern that we can unravel now.
The day begins with an earth trine between Mercury—powerfully placed in precise Virgo—and Jupiter in pragmatic Capricorn. Steady communications connect with slow, sustainable expansion, and today holds an opportunity to strategize effectively. This trine will be enormously helpful to many of us personally and is likely to represent a turning point for society.
Communications have been charged, confrontational, and heated—yet this earth trine may help ground our discussions with Jupiter adding a dash of optimism to the mood. Plans for the redistribution of material resources may move forward more effectively today. It’s also an excellent opportunity to commit to a new study or make progress on a writing project.
The moon is square Mars at 12:31 p.m., and moon void of course begins
The moon in responsible Capricorn makes its last aspect before changing signs, so the moon void of course begins now. This final aspect is an edgy one, a challenging square with Mars in reactive Aries. This square is sure to add some emotional outbursts and difficulties to the late afternoon. At the very least, it can present as an internal emotional conflict within ourselves.
Emotional needs are working at cross purposes with drive and initiative, and some of us may be on the receiving end of aggressive words. This uncomfortable passage is fortunately short, so it’s essential to wait on any significant decisions until the moon void of course ends a few hours later as we may make decisions from a rash frame of mind.
The moon enters Aquarius at 5:37 p.m., and moon void of course ends
The last cosmic event of the day occurs when the moon moves out of earthy Capricorn, and into airy Aquarius, ending the moon void of course. The lunar mood shifts, becoming less insular and pensive. The moon in Aquarius creates a more social and curious atmosphere, where we may propel our energies into connecting with the outer world. Over the next two days, may feel a little more upbeat, inventive, and curious about paths less traveled.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location