August 3: Negotiating Boundaries

August 3: Negotiating Boundaries

The moon is sextile Chiron Rx at 4:14 a.m.

The moon is square Uranus at 6:52 a.m.

A full moon in Aquarius at 8:59 a.m.

Before dawn, the moon in eccentric Aquarius forms a supportive sextile aspect with Chiron in Aries. This blending of emotional awareness with the theme of healing our ongoing wounds may help us to see the pain we carry in a new light. A lighter, more objective, and analytical lunar energy helps create a sense of space around the ways we feel vulnerable and reactive. When the moon and Chiron connect in this complimentary and harmonious manner, we may see the ways our wounds inform our ability to be more empathetic and compassionate. This aspect may activate a restless feeling, leading to sudden breakthroughs, as the Aquarian moon forms a catalyzing square with Uranus in Taurus shortly after. 

A few hours later, the sun and moon come into absolute polarity, forming August’s full moon in eccentric Aquarius. Since May, this is the first full moon that has not been eclipsed by the shadow of the earth, which makes it a good omen for the future. The bright Aquarius moon illuminates our unique gifts and originality and represents a culmination of a cycle that began six months ago. Our energies and emotions may be running high over the next few days under this moon’s full-bodied glow, and we can enjoy this lunar phase as a bright spot in this month’s potent cosmic weather.

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Mercury is opposite Saturn Rx at 2:00 p.m.

In the afternoon, Mercury in nurturing Cancer forms an opposition with Saturn, at home in resolute Capricorn. This polarizing aspect may bring themes of limitation and negotiation of boundaries, into our healing conversations. We may need to hold our most vulnerable expressions in balance with restrictive realities, both personally and collectively.


The moon is sextile Mars at 11:45 p.m.

Just before midnight, the Aquarian moon forms a sextile with Mars in headstrong Aries. This aspect may stimulate our emotional awareness and prompt us to take decisive action when expressing our needs. This sextile has the potential to be animating and encouraging, so it may feel counterintuitive to settle down to sleep tonight. We may feel a need to move and release extra energy before retiring to bed.


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