August 8: Acting on Impulse

August 8: Acting on Impulse

The moon is conjunct Chiron Rx at 12:18 a.m.

Just after midnight, the moon forms a potent conjunction with Chiron in active Aries. This conjunction symbolizes powerful emotional awareness and expression of the realities of our ongoing wounds. Chiron in Aries signifies the wounding of self and identity, so when visited by the moon, it may awaken us to a lasting and persistent quality of pain, trauma, or shame that we carry. Mars-ruled Aries is bold, confronting, and direct, making this conjunction a possible passage for catharsis and release. Some of us may feel that too much has been pent up too long and that we need to let it out. This conjunction happens overnight and is brief, but may be experienced as a bolt of realization, allowing us to meet painful truths head-on.


The moon is trine the sun at 3:49 p.m.

The day goes by without any active aspects, until the late afternoon when the fiery Aries moon forms a trine with the sun in regal Leo. This trine brings the bold, emotional mood of the moment into potent alignment with the passionate feeling of the season. With the moon representing our gut-level responses and the sun representing our perceptions, we may find ourselves feeling clear, sure, and confident of who we are and our next moves. This trine is inspiring and high energy, so we may feel motivated to act on impulse, or move our bodies to channel and express our vitality.

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The moon is square Jupiter Rx at 8:44 p.m.

By the evening, the Aries moon drifts on to form an amplifying square aspect with Jupiter in Capricorn. The square between the moon and Jupiter has a way of turning up the volume on our emotional expressions and may encourage celebration and indulgence. Jupiter is expansive, and the Aries moon is impulsive. This square may signify an evening of getting caught up in powerful feelings that make us feel alive, but at the same time, can be intoxicating. It’s a great aspect for expressing ourselves with vigor and enthusiasm, but we may also get a bit carried away.

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