Cosmic Calendar: The Latest
SUN AUG 31 August 2014 ends on a somewhat dualistic note as favorable and unfavorable alignments vie for supremacy. Good news materializes very early as the Sun makes a supportive, 60-degree tie with productivity-booster Ceres (1:51AM) while the Moon makes its monthly union with sisterhood-champion and safety-security expert Vesta (2:26AM). Healing forces are also back on the march – thanks to the Moon trine to Chiron in water signs (7:53AM) and hopefully complemented by Mercury in a contra-parallel formation with Chiron (2:34PM). On the challenging end of the astro-psychic spectrum, watch out for shadowy vibes trying to undermine your forward progress as Venus makes a caustic, 45-degree tie with Pallas (4:50AM), the Moon unites with sometimes restrictive Saturn (12:11PM), Mercury follows the lead of Venus by forming a frictional, 45-degree link with Vesta (5:14PM), and the Moon adds another alarm-bell by uniting with the red planet Mars (6:52PM). You can chalk all of this up to the need to take the good with the bad, and pray that the good is much more reliable and durable than those cosmic conditions that try to weaken human ethics and morals. Recall that it was only six days ago that Mars and Saturn united in Scorpio, and now the Moon is highlighting that conjunction by individually merging with both of these potentially contentious planets. The bottom line is that wisdom dictates the need to avoid bickering with loved ones and to cultivate a firm peace of mind, perhaps through the use of affirmations and meditation techniques, in order to sustain your role as a courageous warrior working to promote world goodwill.
MON SEPT 1 Breathe a partial sigh of cosmic relief as our world turns from the eighth to the ninth month of 2014. The Moon is also shifting gears – from intense, passionate, fixed-watery Scorpio to upbeat, adventurous, mutable-fiery Sagittarius (following a void lunar uncertainty zone stretching from 8:41AM to 10:18AM, when the lunar morphing is complete). It has often been stated in this Cosmic Calendar during the last 33 years that the Moon’s movement from Scorpio to Sagittarius is the most dramatic, jarring, and yet soul-searching lunar alchemy during the Moon’s 27.3-day cycle through the zodiac. From the holistic and organic perspectives, there is no need to rush out of the starting gate with alacrity early today while this lunar metamorphosis is still unfolding. However, once the clock strikes 10:18AM, there is no reason you can’t enjoy fun, games, favorite sports, exercise routines, promoting literary and publishing endeavors, and aiming to hit the bull’s-eye of key, long-term educational goals. Keeping your mind sharp and focused on solving problems is a subtle and yet supportive, 30-degree rapport between the Sun in Virgo and Pallas in Libra (5:04AM and still active when the Moon changes signs). Later on, celebrate the winged Messenger of the Gods planet Mercury’s entry into airy Libra (10:39PM). Mercury in the seventh zodiacal sign until September 27 – and then again from October 10 to November 8 (due to a Mercury retrograde cycle happening October 4 to 25) – can assist you in creating better harmony, peace, and contentment on the primary partnership horizon.
TUE SEPT 2 Easy does it! Yesterday’s lunar meandering from Scorpio to Sagittarius may have given you the impression that happy days are here again. Well, some of September’s days may offer happy experiences, but two cautionary sky patterns occur early today that test your mettle. The First Quarter Sun-Moon Phase (activating 10 degrees of Virgo and Sagittarius at 4:12AM) is a reminder to cut through apparent obstacles in your path and manage your business affairs with finesse. Quarter Moon cycles are often given short shrift in astrological textbooks, but they are two of the four main turning points in every 29.5-day solar-lunar dance in the heavens, and their square, 90-degree interaction should not be ignored. Meanwhile, Venus – which will form an inspirational, 72-degree liaison with Ceres later on at 9:33PM (offering a potential boost in all-around productivity) – decides to up the challenging ante by making a frictional, 135-degree link to distant, underworld-ruling Pluto (6:21AM). From a planet-to-planet perspective, this is the first solar systemic exam you will be forced to take during a very provocative September. Watch out for rising psychic and emotional storms that can catch you napping. Be extra sensitive to loved ones on the edge. Fortunately, a grand triangle in fire signs – composed of Sagittarius lunar trines of 120-degrees to Jupiter in Leo (5:12AM) and Uranus in Aries (2:39PM) – can tip the scales of the day’s vibrations from disturbing to opportunistic. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the two largest celestial bodies – the Sun and Jupiter – form a 30-degree alliance (9:23PM) that can reinforce the potency of optimistic thinking.
WED SEPT 3 Just when you are getting used to some of the exuberant qualities contained within the monthly dispensation of Sagittarius Moon, this lunar cycle is about to fly the coop. However, before that occurs, healing forces are magnified – courtesy of a Mercury-Chiron parallel at 1 degree south declination from the Celestial Equator (3:08AM) and similar in nature to their conjunction in the zodiac. Learn more about the growing field of alternative medical therapies that are helpful, reliable, and have been tested by qualified experts. Assisting you in concentrating attention on important research and in-depth studies is a flowing trine between the Sun and Pluto in earth signs (9:11AM). Love vibrations increase in frequency as the Moon in Sagittarius approaches a trine with Venus in Leo (exact at 11:07AM), but this artistic, sociable, and friendly Moon-Venus connection also begins a 4+ hour void-of-course lunar cycle that stays in effect until 3:16PM. It is best to finish old business on a high note during a void lunar twilight zone instead of trying to launch bold, new projects. Once the Moon enters industrious and hardworking Capricorn (3:16PM), the next two days place an emphasis on your rising up to the executive penthouse in your main field of expertise. Focus attention on ways to promote your professional talents in order to enhance your societal stature. The red planet Mars does not always act with courage and steely confidence, but tonight’s inspirational, 72-degree rapport between the Sun and Mars (11:54PM) can amplify your skill-sets across the board and give your athletic interests a simultaneous boost.
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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