The Sun in Virgo is square aspect to Mars in Gemini on Thursday, an aspect that continues to the New Moon in Virgo this weekend. The New Moon is super-charged by the square aspect to Mars. At the same time, a T-square configuration with Venus in Leo in opposition aspect to Saturn in Aquarius, and Uranus at the pivotal point results in unexpected twists to the plot especially in romantic relationships. Ruptures in legal contracts might be expected. Mercury ingress to Libra early Friday would see new alliances formed. Legal contracts may be in jeopardy, however, as Mercury explores the balance of the alliances. Venus in Leo, the ruler of Libra, is the dispositor of Mercury and is in a square aspect to Uranus on Friday and Saturday.
Summary of Major Aspects of the Week
Wednesday August 24th —The Sun in Virgo makes a square aspect to Mars in Gemini today over the next two days as well. While both Virgo and Gemini are mutable signs, Virgo is cautious, while with Gemini change is constant. Both Gemini and Virgo are ruled by Mercury, the quick silver messenger. Mercury in the anaretic degree (29th) of Virgo facilitates a transition. A conflict develops with the critical Sun energy and the flexible Mars pushing forward. The Moon transits into Leo, making a sextile aspect to Mars, encouraging actions that are profitable. The Moon makes a trine aspect to Jupiter in Aries, as Uranus in Taurus turns retro, as personal powers increase for creative expressions. Venus in creative Leo trine Chiron in Aries develops a positive role with the motivation for success. As Uranus at its station turns retro, the economy remains stable as inflation plateaus.
Thursday August 25th — The Sun in Virgo and square aspect to Mars in Gemini strengthens reaching partile late in the day. Mars pushes for action, while the Sun in Virgo remains critical. The release of documents that were withheld make one example of manifestation of this aspect, indicating discovery and possible obstruction of justice. Another would be covert actions that are now exposed. The Moon in Leo makes a trine aspect to Chiron in Aries by mid-day, indicates a satisfactory response, finding justifications expressed. Late in the day, morning in the eastern hemisphere, the Moon reaches the conjunction aspect with Venus in Leo, followed by a harsh square aspect to Uranus in Taurus. Venus plus Moon in Leo may be able to absorb much of the shock effect of the aspect, as revelations are made public. Mercury ingress to Libra indicating legal issues that surround the findings are explored. The Moon transits to the opposition aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius with polls proclaim the majority opinion contrary to expectations. With five planets and dwarf planet Chiron all in retrograde phase, reassessments are likely to indicate a changed public opinion.
Friday August 26th — The Moon in Leo makes a Yod formation with quincunx to Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. It is a generational movement that makes a difference. Moon is personal while Neptune and Pluto are transpersonal and generational. The Moon ingress to Virgo [0:26 UT] or 7:26 EDT. The seeds of a new cycle, a summation of the events in the past 28 days, are germinated at the New Moon, and will become of major concern in the next 28.5 days. The intense moments of the past week have generated new questions for the future. Children return to school amid questions of safety. Candidates for the mid-term elections in November have been determined, so their campaigns become more focused on future policy.
Saturday August 27th — At the New Moon in Virgo [see chart image, click to enlarge] early today (4:18 EDT), Venus in Leo is in an opposition aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius (doubly approaching aspect), and square aspect to Uranus in Taurus (doubly separating aspect), with a developing square aspect between Saturn retro and Uranus retro (doubly approaching aspect). The New Moon (Sun and Moon) is square aspect to Mars in Gemini. A goal directed change is presaged at the New Moon, with analysis of the present involvements, seeming to awaken any complacency. Disturbing features are drawn, as threats to the average person’s way of life. The need to transform basic social elements produce candidates with new plans and promises. A feminine figure (Venus) with a magnetic personality draws attention.
Sunday August 28th — The Moon in Virgo makes a trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, followed a by a quincunx aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius before reaching the opposition aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces. Also, Saturn retro approaches the square aspect to Uranus retro, a slow-moving aspect that gradually gains speed, adding pressure to the revolutionary changes needed for security. The combination of aspects in a sequence seems to signify a follow-up investigation in response to discovery, and a dissipation that could be achieved with analysis. Hopefully the turn of events would bring more enlightened views.
Monday August 29th — The Moon ingress to Libra early today is followed by a conjunction aspect to Mercury in Libra, then blending into a trine aspect to Mars in Gemini. The Moon then makes an opposition aspect to Jupiter in Aries late in the day US time zones and early morning hours on Tuesday in the eastern hemisphere. Judicial arguments made; judgments follow. Mars in Gemini offers choice of action, although action with the trine to Moon and Mercury follows legal procedure. Active searches or release of documents are likely to be the outcome. If justice is administered, with Jupiter in Aries, acceptance is likely although some push back is to be expected, as Mars in Gemini is in a harsh square aspect to the Sun in Virgo, both Mars and Sun are disposed of by Mercury, and Mars is also sextile aspect to Jupiter in Aries and is the dispositor of Jupiter. Arguments and disagreements of legal findings result in more legal actions.
Tuesday August 30th — The Sun in Virgo is quincunx aspect to Jupiter in Aries for a deep analysis, pending appeals. The Moon in Libra makes an opposition aspect to Chiron in Aries, as instinctive truth is challenged, then makes a quincunx aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus. Further proof is needed to administer judgments or punishment. A sudden release may be in the offing, as evidence may be insufficient. Reversals of previous orders could take place as well. the Moon tine aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius follows, and Venus reaches the quincunx aspect with Neptune retro. A final exchange is proposed for prisoner release. Mercury in Libra makes a trine aspect to Mars in Gemini, as a sense of balance in exchange is achieved.
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August 23, 2022
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