Cosmic Calendar: The Latest
FRI AUG 29 American comedian Jim Gaffigan has a punchline about how many work hours and potential worldly success stories may have been lost due to pressing the snooze button on the omnipresent alarm clock. Think of this image and reality today as cosmic vultures seem to be circling around the barely living hoping to feast on their earthly remains in the very near future. Do your very best to turn the tide from gloomy to semi-favorable as the Sun in Virgo makes its annual opposition to Neptune in Pisces (7:34AM), the Moon makes a supportive, 60-degree tie with Venus (9:01AM), but which also begins a void lunar cycle lasting until 1:54AM tomorrow while Juno in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn (10:45AM), Mercury forms a frictional, 45-degree link with Jupiter (12:52PM), and – just for good measure – Venus and Saturn enter into an abrasive, contra-parallel configuration (10:18PM). Clearly, there is a pull-the-blankets-over-your-head feeling going on today and no one would really blame you to take a literal or figurative sick-day away from the dog-eat-dog, 24/7-cycle of seemingly endless errands, routines and meetings. Even though discordant alignments appear throughout this day, consider ways to lighten discussions with dear ones in order to mellow out and enjoy several hours of emotional serenity.
SAT AUG 30 Breathe a major sigh of relief that the last six days are in the history books. It is pretty rare to look forward to the Moon entering intense Scorpio – which ends a long void lunar cycle in Libra at 1:54AM this morning – but right now the passions, stamina, and concentrated willpower contained in the eighth sign of the zodiac are very appealing. Don your Sherlock Holmes disguise to uncover mysteries and secrets on the home and family front. Delve into the secret teachings of all ages and enjoy listening to the best of classical music as the Moon trines Neptune (1:43PM). Soul-searching – along a favorite waterway – is particularly emphasized as the Moon harmonizes with the Sun in a 60-degree rapport (4:18PM) while the monthly Moon-Ceres union occurs shortly thereafter (4:47PM). This latter aspect doubles as a boost for studying nutritional and dietary matters in a profound manner. Really establish a psychic rapport with the birds, trees, and sky for a change of pace. Explore your childhood fascination concerning animals, plants, and minerals as the Moon-Ceres connection gives way to a supportive, 60-degree link between the Sun and Ceres (becoming exact at 1:51AM tomorrow, but which influences tonight’s sensitive astro-vibrations).
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.
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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Mark Lerner has been a professional astrologer since 1972.
He publishes Earth Aquarius News, an online astrology journal
with a major focus on Mundane Astrology and has been
writing the Daily Cosmic Calendar since 1981. More about Mark.