Cosmic Calendar: The Latest
SAT AUG 23 No sooner than Mars has precisely jousted with Uranus last night – creating all kinds of discordant ramifications for humankind – than the traditional planet of war, anger, and inflammatory behavior turns pacifist peacemaker and supposed healer-extraordinaire by forging a flowing trine in water signs with shamanistic Chiron (12:15AM). Friday evening’s Mars-Uranus skirmish and this morning’s Mars-Chiron love-fest happen only 42 minutes apart – explaining why living and surviving on Spaceship Earth, some 26,000-light-years from the center of our galactic home, seems sometimes to be more random rather than deliberate (as seen from a higher source of divine existence). Nevertheless, do take total advantage of the streaming essence of goodness that wants to sprinkle itself worldwide right now as the Moon in Leo offers loving, resourceful, and financially beneficial conjunctions with Jupiter (6:48AM) and Venus (7:02PM). Anyone can be on a cosmic roll despite recent setbacks, worries and hassles. Sure, the Sun having just entered fastidious and potentially workaholic Virgo and the dark-of-the-moon, balsamic phase cycle gaining strength tomorrow and early in Monday are not easy to deal with, but it is a rare day when Mars acts kindly and the universe comforts you with lunar unions embracing glorious Jupiter and Venus. Revelations may also appear almost out of nowhere later on as Uranus makes a subtle and yet still strong, 30-degree rapport with Chiron (10:18PM) followed only five minutes later by a flowing trine between the Moon and Uranus in fire signs (10:23PM).
SUN AUG 24 If you feel like you are suddenly being backed into a corner or that someone wants to lock you in a cage, you may be tuning into a series of rather turbulent sky patterns that may jolt humanity over the next six days. Right off the bat, one of two monthly squares between the Moon and Saturn (currently in Leo and Scorpio, respectively) occurs at 1:27AM. The Moon and Saturn at odds with one another has a slight emotional drawback, but this particular contact also starts a 25-hour void lunar twilight zone that lasts until 2:34AM tomorrow. In the meantime, the Sun and Mercury return to some of their recent obnoxious behavior patterns as the solar orb forms a tense, 135-degree tie with wild-card holder Uranus (12:38AM) and Mercury joins the possible celestial mayhem by opposing Chiron (6:56AM) and forming an off-kilter, 150-degree link with Uranus (7:02AM). With supposed friends like these, who needs enemies? Then a too-little-too-late, 30-degree contact between Juno and Jupiter (9:02PM) arrives on the scene to a lackluster smattering of applause. Keep in mind – as reported in yesterday’s calendar entry – the dark-of-the-moon, balsamic lunar phase cycle is upon us and this influence can inflate the uncertainty factor of a void-of-course Moon presence to an enormous degree. You are best off finishing old business and projects from the last few weeks with care and precision, and then holding off on launching bold plans until the astro-psychic coast is truly clear.
MON AUG 25 Thinking that this is just your ordinary typical Monday starting a new workweek? Think again. Whether you are getting back into the rhythm of the daily grind, traveling about or at a vacation spot, you need to be really on top of this 24-hour barnburner. Some idyllic moments are present in the early going – courtesy of the void lunar cycle in Leo ending with the arrival of industrious Virgo Moon (2:34AM), plus a support system coming from Mercury making a constructive, 60-degree tie with Mars (1:47AM), Venus forming a flowing trine to Uranus in fire signs (2:39AM), Mercury adding on another constructive, 60-degree liaison with Saturn (5:30AM), and all of this hoopla leading up the New Moon moment at 7:14AM (energizing 3 degrees of Virgo). However, during those hours preceding the Virgo New Moon, Venus acts out of character by making an off-kilter, 150-degree connection with Chiron (2:13AM) and Mercury increases potential nervous tension in its parallel with jack-in-the-box Uranus (5:03AM). Any New Moon certainly points you toward the future – offering you a fresh start with a wide variety of ventures that could lead to the pot of gold at the end of your higher-destiny rainbow bridge to immortality. Nevertheless, an ultimate spoiler enters the picture only 5+ hours after the New Moon as Mars and Saturn come together (12:31PM) for their every-two-years conjunction – the 2014 version at 18 degrees of Scorpio. Throughout the millennia, astrologers have dreaded the convergence of the rash red planet and the beautiful but stoical ringed planet because they have been the traditional bad guys of the planetary hierarchy. Of course, each of these tough cosmic customers has various sterling attributes, but their embrace at the moment in the eighth sign of the zodiac is more likely to result in a scorpion-like sting rather than an eagle-like perception. Do your best to stay above the fray – especially as mental fatigue and emotional wariness can appear in synchronicity with Pallas making an off-kilter, 150-degree link-up with Neptune (8:36PM).
Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.
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