August 9: Clear and Courageous

August 9: Clear and Courageous

The moon is conjunct Mars at 1:35 a.m.

The moon is square Pluto Rx at 4:38 a.m.

Mercury is trine Chiron Rx at 11:02 a.m.

Just after midnight, the moon and Mars merge in battle-ready Aries. This is a hot button aspect that may exacerbate reactivity and flare tempers. It may be fortunate that this aspect happens overnight, when many of us are sleeping, rather than during the day where there are more active triggers and challenges. It may even simply be experienced as restlessness, and a jolt of energy, making some of us feel charged up and ready for action in the middle of the night.

A few hours later, the Aries moon forms an edgy square with Pluto in resolute Capricorn, adding friction to the emotionally charged mood in the morning. Pluto represents hidden truths that have transformative implications, so with the moon in active Aries, this could make contenting with dark truths uncomfortable.

By the late morning, Mercury in bold Leo forms a fire trine with Chiron in Aries, helping us to put words to the realizations that have emerged over the last few days. This fire trine may be conducive to clear and courageous conversations, where we have an opportunity to express our most profound truths.


The moon is square Saturn Rx at 12:50 p.m., and moon void of course begins

In the early afternoon, the Aries moon forms a clashing square with Saturn in sturdy Capricorn, creating an atmosphere of frustration. The impulsive moon wants quick results, but weighty Saturn demands patience and perseverance, which may feel too painful and exhausting to accept today. This square may represent an emotional breaking point for some of us today, amid a very stressful year that has asked so much of us emotionally and energetically to endure. At this point, the moon goes void of course, and with frustrations running high, it may be best to wait until this period ends before making any crucial decisions.

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The moon enters Taurus 6:28 p.m., and moon void of course ends

The moon is sextile Venus at 11:23 p.m.

The evening’s mood takes on a calmer, more grounding tone, as the moon leaves brash Aries to settle into earthy and dependable Taurus. Taurus is the sign of the moon’s exaltation, meaning lunar powers are especially potent and nourishing now. The past few days have been edgy and triggering, so the Taurus moon asks us to retreat and restore our emotional and physical energies. The moon void of course ends now, and with good timing, as we may feel like we are making long-term decisions from a steadier place this evening.

Late at night, the benevolent Taurus moon forms a sweet sextile with Venus in protective Cancer. This supportive connection sets a calm and somewhat luxurious tone, helping us relax and restore overnight.


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