August 4: Retreat and Restore Our Energies

August 4: Retreat and Restore Our Energies

Mars is square Jupiter Rx at 6:07 a.m.

In the early morning of August 4, Mars in volatile Aries forms an amplifying square aspect with Jupiter in reserved Capricorn. This aspect may expand and exacerbate the reactivity and impatience that Mars in Aries can produce in the collective mood. Jupiter represents finances, laws, and people in authority over these, making this an especially challenging time for those in leadership positions. Emotions are sure to be running high, as Jupiter’s expansiveness inflates Mars’ anger and tension.

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The moon is trine Venus at 2:45 p.m., and moon void of course begins

In the wake of tensions erupting today, the moon in Aquarius forms a supportive air trine aspect with Venus in Gemini. This trine is a benevolent, feel-good aspect that may soothe frustrations and shift the current mood in a more objective direction. Hopeful and playful, this aspect can present an opportunity to stop, breathe deeply, and put some space between our awareness and our reactions amid global and personal difficulties. At this point, the moon goes void of course for a few hours, so we can enjoy this healing moon/Venus trine by taking a break from starting any new projects wherever possible.


The moon enters Pisces at 7:28 p.m., and moon void of course ends

Mercury enters Leo at 8:32 p.m.

By the evening, the moon void of course ends as the moon moves into dreamy and empathic Pisces. This emotive and watery lunar shift takes us into a more receptive and imaginal mood, which can help us retreat and restore our energies over the next two days. The moon begins to wane now after the full lunar phase, when our energies are starting to power down and tune inward.

An hour later, there is another planetary shift as Mercury moves out of emotive Cancer. After two months in this sensitive sign, messenger Mercury carries the tone of our collective communications into courageous Leo. Until August 19, our conversations may now be more heated, passionate, and dramatic.


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