August 5: An Energetic Buzz

August 5: An Energetic Buzz

The moon is sextile Uranus at 4:01 p.m.

In the late afternoon, the moon in dreamy Pisces forms a sextile with Uranus in Taurus. This aspect is good for creativity and the kind of sudden insight that may open up the day with unexpected news or revelations.

Though the moon is beginning to wane, and lunar energies are starting to wind down, this sextile with Uranus may infuse the late afternoon with an energetic buzz. We may feel slightly restless, but at the same time, meditative and reflective. It’s a unique state of awareness that may inspire us to break from our routines and seek out the unusual this evening. We may also feel inspired to approach an old problem in a new light, or explore a new emotional connection with someone close to us. There could be a surprise encounter with a new, offbeat person this evening, that broadens our perspective considerably in a short amount of time.

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The moon is inconjunct the sun at 11:00 p.m.

Late night, the moon in soulful Pisces forms an inconjunct angle with the sun in radiant Leo. The inconjunct angle occurs between two zodiac signs that have nothing elementally, or modally in common. Pisces is a mutable water sign that seeks privacy and solitude wherein to contemplate life’s mysteries. Leo is a fixed fire sign that seeks the limelight wherein to shine and be adored.

These two signs do not “see” each other on the zodiac wheel, so they are unable to connect or relate, even if it’s to disagree. It’s as though they inhabit two very different worlds that are only indirectly connected. With the moon in Pisces and the sun in Leo, we have intimate emotions and bold awareness out of phase with each other, causing an uncanny mood overnight. With the moon and sun at odds, we have the beginning of the waning gibbous lunar phase visible in the sky. From here on, we will watch the moon slowly emptying of light until the new moon on August 18.


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