Powerful aspects this week, as the Moon transits through Taurus, makes a conjunction with Uranus and Rahu on Thursday, as the direction of radical transforming initiatives is recognized. On Friday, the Moon transits Mars prior to its ingress to flexible Gemini, with the Mars ingress hours later. Mercury in Virgo transits to the opposition with Neptune on Saturday and Sunday. The dissemination of change at the 3rd quarter Moon phase on Monday (August 22nd), is accelerated by the Gemini transits. The Moon is trine aspect to Pluto complying with the advances made, transforming the power structures to meet new standards. The Sun ingress to Virgo on Tuesday, giving space for the detailed adjustments.
Summary of Major Aspects of the Week
Wednesday August 17th — Mercury in Virgo and trine aspect to Uranus weakens, as the rational mind reasons with the irrational, and now separating from that trine aspect, Mercury doubly approaches a quincunx aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius, an irrational aspect with Saturn disposed of by Uranus, the irrational planet. Reason slips into an irrational self-sufficient isolation. The Sun in Leo, doubly approaching the quincunx partile aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces, could ferret out secrets that have remained in hiding. Venus in Leo is trine aspect to Jupiter in Aries, indicating that a celebratory mood develops, although the Moon in Taurus square aspect to Venus crashes the party, disputing ownership. The Moon square aspect to Ceres in Leo is another bust.
Thursday August 18th — The Moon in Taurus makes the partile conjunction aspect with Uranus early today, and in conjunction aspect with Rahu, the indictment may be issued against Trump or his allies, possibly setting up a future legal battle. With the degree of the Uranus/Rahu conjunction is quincunx aspect to Trump’s natal planets Jupiter and Moon, making a Yod formation, the question of his Teflon-like rebound could in fact lead to greater publicity, as he enjoys the spotlight. Neptune in Pisces trine aspect to his natal Saturn in Cancer and square aspect to his natal Sun in Gemini would have a long-term effect, reducing his personal powers. The Sun in Leo makes quincunx aspects to Pluto retro in Capricorn and Neptune retro in Pisces, a Yod formation, with expanded power of the institutional processes.
Friday August 19th — The Moon ingress to Gemini today (morning hours US, afternoon hours in Europe and points east), following a conjunction aspect to Mars at 29 deg Taurus. There is a push to destabilize the conditions, environmental and verbal assaults continue. Half a day later, the Moon reaches the sextile aspect to Jupiter retro in Aries, gaining influence for projects is possible with this aspect, and the Moon only a couple of hours later is sextile aspect to Venus in Leo, facilitating a successful campaign. The importance of influence over actual monetary resources is the emphasis here. Mercury in Virgo moves to the opposition aspect with Neptune retro in Pisces. Uranus in Taurus is at its station, and will turn retrograde on the 24th, in conjunction with Rahu, for a sustained impact on resources as well as political power, as a change in trajectory continues.
Saturday August 20th — Mars ingress to Gemini early morning hours US time zones, 10:15 A.M. in the Middle East, Ukraine, and Russia, as strategies are reset. The Moon in a sextile aspect to Venus in Leo adds charm to the initiatives taken. The Moon makes a sextile aspect to Ceres in Leo, an encouragement to protection of environment and younger generations to express their creativity. The Moon reaches the sextile aspect to Chiron a few hours later, as a revered leader gives guidance. Mercury in Virgo and opposition aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces, itemizes corruption, although may also promote healing and acceptance, as symbolically the cauldron is overturnedto reveal its contents.
Sunday August 21st — The Moon in Gemini is square aspect to both Neptune in Pisces and Mercury in Virgo, as complaints and explanations abound. The Moon quincunx aspect to Pluto in Capricorn, as imagined offences are rebutted. Mercury approaches the trine aspect with Pluto in Capricorn, as Constitutional authority agrees with the investigation inquest. The Moon ingress to Cancer at 00:30 UT (GMT) or 8:30 EDT. Individuals must accept a new status quo on the home front.
Monday August 22nd — The Moon in Cancer is square aspect to Jupiter in Aries, signaling that expanded initiative overcomes obstacles to home comfort. Later in the day, overnight or early on Tuesday in the eastern hemisphere, the Moon square aspect to Chiron in Aries, as personal doubts or criticism prompt a search for truth. Mercury in Virgo is trine aspect to Pluto retro in Capricorn, as dissemination of rules and regulations is analyzed in media for the average citizen. Venus in Leo is in a conjunction aspect with Ceres, as pride in accomplishments of children is expressed. The Sun ingress to Virgo overnight (3:18 UT) [image above].
Tuesday August 23rd — The Moon in Cancer is sextile aspect to Uranus in Taurus, as moderation of systemic reversals could assist personal development. The Sun in Virgo makes a square aspect to Mars in Gemini, as conflicts of interest may generate aggressive actions. Venus in Leo and trine aspect to Chiron in Aries expresses kindness for the greater good.
Reminder: While lunar aspects are in effect only for only a few hours, the aspect of the outer planets can last days and weeks. I post a reading for a day in advance in order to give a preview, also because the aspects may be in effect a day prior to the exact partile degree.
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August 16, 2022
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