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Except as otherwise noted, all interpretations in this astrological forecast are based on a natural chart, using the beginning of Aries as the ascendant.
Daily Astrological Forecast, August 1–31, 2020
Saturday, August 1
Don’t expect to OD on harmony today. Instead, prepare to practice mindful releasing while going about your preferably independent activities.
Today’s assertive numerology of 1 accents the driven side of Moon in Capricorn. We want to get things done, but Mercury’s opposition to intense Pluto can make for power struggles and negative boss projections.
We’re better off researching something related to bureaucracy, business, work or real estate, and organizing for productivity.
The starwaves soften a bit after Moon joins easy-going Jupiter at 4:57 pm (7:57 ET), followed by a sextile to Neptune. For the rest of the afternoon and evening, postpone potentially sensitive contacts until Tuesday, and enjoy gentle, imaginative, spiritual pursuits: consult angels or spirit guides, reach out to an elder, visualize, and/or enjoy music.
Angels and Spirit Guides, please reveal the best path for my current life phase, and support me to move on it now.
Sunday, August 2
At 6:59 am (10:59 ET), Moon in organized Capricorn goes VOC in conjunction to ruler Saturn. Declutter desk or papers, patiently listen and learn, study something apparently tedious that will ultimately empower you.
At 11:11, Luna enters Aquarius. Within earshot of tomorrow’s Full Moon, Sun in creative Leo squares independent Uranus, Moon’s ruler. This tense aspect fuels artistic inspiration and moves us to release whatever seems to weaken or distract us from our purpose. We can declutter our library, clear out contacts on social networks, or reconnect with our own independent ideals. Additional aligned suggestions: break out of a rut, buy a computer, learn a new dance, explore options, throw yourself into research involving a change of residence, connections, orientation or career.
Connections with others can go well as long as there is mutual toleration of eccentricities.Plan more practical connections, meetings, and business calls for Tuesday or Wednesday.
Warrior goddesses, please chase away self-doubt and guide me in effective self-expression now.
Monday, August 3
Today’s Full Moon in Aquarius, exact at 6:52 am (9:52 ET), brings a kind of personal revolution.
In Aquarius, sign of freedom, this Full Moon makes a T-square with Sun in expressive Leo and ruler Uranus. Our will to break away from whatever hinders our authenticity accents this Moon’s energy of rebirth.
With Uranus in Taurus, sign of prosperity, this includes values and ways of earning money, while people-signs Leo and Aquarius spotlight our social network and self-expression.
This portal isn’t particularly cooperative, although a tight opposition from communicative Mercury to conservative Saturn and a conjunction from loving Venus to North Node in loquacious Gemini offer a liberating potential for restructuring our communications, and releasing guilt trips and blocks to connection as they facilitate healing in key relationships.
This is the Barley Moon, a portal that facilitates personal rebirth and consolidation in dealings with close, extended and spiritual family, something related to inheritance, and business in general.
Ways to activate this potential: journal while sitting in a garden or dry grass, participate in 12-step group, go to couples’ therapy, consult with a coach about your authentic purpose, change your name, retrieve your own voice, begin a new cycle of altruism, move to clarify a confusion with family, and seek out your spiritual brethren.
Avoid trivial socializing and potentially risky situations (like going to Portland), and save unnecessary arguments for another, less explosive day.
The Sabian symbol for 11-12 Aquarius says:
ON A VAST STAIRCASE STAND PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT TYPES, GRADUATED UPWARDS.
The necessity of recognizing differences of types and levels of human development wherever people live and work together…. Every person should be aware of where he or she stands, even as she strives to move upward… look up for inspiration and examples… while helping those of the next lower level to reach up… It warns against overstressing our Western equalitarianism… every human being is potentially divine, but the natural progression of states of consciousness is an unavoidable reality on the mental and social level.
At 11:45 pm (2:45 am ET) Moon sextiles Mars, breaking the ice and favoring connections for promotion or activism.
Guardian Angel, please center me in kindness and hold me true to my higher self, now and always.
Tuesday, August 4
With the two planets of promotion—go-getter Mars and expansive, lucky Jupiter—in square to each other, today favors sales, publicity, and knocking on doors to share your ideas.
Be assertive, but also employ strategic and diplomatic skills, since yesterday’s Full Moon is still pushing the feisty buttons and this aspect—though brilliant—is also known for coming on too strong.
We can also apply the understanding of relationship issues that we garnered at yesterday’s Full Moon, and heal and reorganize our connections.
Make key connections before 2:45 pm (5:45 ET), when Moon goes VOC on a trine to sweet Venus. After that, share a relaxed cup of tea or dinner with friends.
At 7:28 pm (10:28 ET), Moon enters Pisces. We can resume important communications or promotional activities.
I am worthy of success, and I demonstrate this certainty in daring actions now.
Wednesday, August 5
The combined influences of Monday’s Full Moon, yesterday’s dynamic square from Mars to Jupiter and today’s numerology of restless 5, bring out the more assertive potential of sensitive Pisces Moon.
We can use this expansive, intuitive energy to write a proposal, produce and promote an audio or video, negotiate, settle a dispute, sign documents, send out tweets and emails, or work on something directly involving imagination, inspiration or creativity.
At 4::01 pm (7:01 ET), Moons sextiles Uranus. Our independent initiatives and publications can open doors.
I am a great agent of universal good, and I act with confidence now.
Thursday, August 6
Be selective with activities and contacts to make the most of this magical day.
At 9:20 am (12:20 ET), Moon in hypnotic Pisces sextiles co-ruler Jupiter, followed by a conjunction with ruler Neptune. These visionary influences facilitate a range of activities:
- Connect with angels or spirit guides
- Go on a shamanic journey
- Engage in group prayer
- Make or facilitate an intuitive consultation
- Work on past lives
- Promote something close to your heart
- Produce a video or audio recording
- Engage in spiritual study or teaching
- Take a seminar
- Prepare a proposal, agreement or contract.
At 4:38 pm (7:38 ET), Moon sextiles Pluto, and we can make breakthroughs in spiritual healing, forgiveness and connections to someone influential. Beware of unrealistic expectations and steer clear of romantic manipulation or otherwise getting duped.
If you happen to be up for it, a wee-hour sextile from dreamy Neptune to practical Saturn favors consolidating progress on our dreams.
I move forward however I can, and the Universe supports my path of power now.
Friday, August 7
Early morning is good for working, praying or cuddling.
At 6:05 am (9:05 ET), the tone changes as she leaves the sweet mists of Pisces to enter the fast track of Aries.
Today’s numerology of 7 sharpens our acuity to.
- Look at things from a new perspective
- Make decisions
- Work on trading
- Do something requiring leadership and courage
- Take advantage of a situation
- Launch a scheme
At 5:12 pm (8:12 ET), Moon trines Mercury the messenger, we can put our feelings into words and express them with confidence.
I have the power to open pathways, and I move to use it now.
Saturday, August 8
Moon in Aries gives us the nerve to act on the power-numerology of 8. Her trine to Sun in Leo bolsters our confidence while a square to Jupiter increases our charisma and helps us promote our purpose.
- Ask for what you want
- Work on a short-term goal
- Push through your resistance to finish something
- Take the reins
- Enter a contest or competition
- Collect a debt
Watch out for coming on too strong, getting impatient or skipping over details.
Releasing my attachment to the approval of others, I ask for what I want and need now.
Sunday, August 9
Moon in Aries wants to move, and a trine from Mercury the messenger to deep Chiron lends magic to our words. Communications of all kinds, and especially healing ones, can be successful today:
- Promote something
- Call an old flame
- Motivate someone
- Give or get a coaching session
- Connect with a therapist
- Use healing affirmations
Take initiative before 12:50 pm (3:50 ET), when Moon goes VOC on a square to Saturn, an energy that can generate guilt trips on ourselves or others.
If you feel frustrated, avoid venting, fighting or hitting your head against the wall. Take it out on the grime in the oven, the pile of papers on the desk, the mess in the garage or the dirt on the car or bicycle.
At 6:28 pm (8:28 ET), Moon enters Taurus and peace prevails. Enjoy nature, music, or a nice dinner. Work on business, put spice in your love life, go out with someone new, or renew an old flame.
My words are not just ideas, my words are doors of power that Spirit uses to heal, here and now.
Monday, August 10
It’s an interesting and dynamic day, good for activism, ecological projects, and independent work on business or life mission.
Today’s numerology of 1 calls to our entrepreneurial spirit, and Moon in prosperous Taurus helps us walk our talk. It’s not, however, business as usual. Messenger-planet Mercury in fixed Leo squares innovative Uranus, triggering new perspectives. Everybody thinks in their own way, and it may be hard to reach a consensus. Moon joins Uranus, creativity surges and we become emotionally engaged in the process of change that Uranus in Taurus has brought to our values and financial channels.
A quincunx from Sun to Jupiter opens our vision and can help us garner support for our mission. Promotions from a distance work better than one-on-one.
Spirit works in all changes, to bring only good to all involved, now and always.
Tuesday, August 11
This is an auspicious day for endeavors both mystical and practical.
Still in the portal of its quincunx from Sun, expansive Jupiter in ambitious Capricorn carries the day as it receives a trine from Moon in abundant Taurus. This generous aspect fuels kindness; connections flow smoothly, including the meetings and business calls that earth signs so love. To make headway in work, romance or activism, use this energy early, since at 9:45 am (12:45 ET), Moon reaches her Third Quarter, beginning her lunar week of wind-down.
At 19-20 Taurus, her Sabian symbol says:
WISPS OF CLOUDS, LIKE WINGS, ARE STREAMING ACROSS THE SKY. Exaltation of consciousness; likeness and breadth of being and understanding. Mystical and ecstatic self-expansion.
At 11:35 am (2:35 pm ET), Luna makes a sextile to Neptune, planet of compassion, facilitating contacts with light beings and sensitive people, enjoying music, creative activities, and visualization of abundance.
Both Jupiter and Neptune relate to faith, angels and noble sentiments. Their aspects resonate with today’s numerology of 11—a number that means that the love-vibration we emanate is used by angels to lift the planetary frequency.
At 5:03 pm (8:03 ET), Luna trines powerful Pluto. Our confidence surges. We can see our own hidden motives and those of others, and we might now close a deal, do research for business, finances or real-estate, journal, push through resistance to online bureaucracy, or connect with someone influential. If we’re up into the wee hours, we’ll get the added benefit of a trine from this self-assured Moon to Saturn the builder.
I radiate love to myself and others, and I am an agent of cosmic good, now and always.
Wednesday, August 12
Sun in radiant Leo makes a quincunx to dreamy Neptune in Pisces, the sign of its rule. This highly creative opens us to intuitive guidance. Work on manifesting something beautiful or opulent.
Moon in expressive Gemini facilitates:
- Giving a presentation
- Putting together puzzle
- Playing word games
- Finding a short cut
- Making calls
- Blessing your car
- Having your ideas well-received by associates, authority figures or clients
- Purchasing computer and phone equipment.
Things to avoid: superficial conversations, getting distracted, duped or manipulated and, with feisty Mars nearing a square to domineering Pluto, aggressive interchanges or potentially risky situations of any kind.
I am shielded by the white light of Spirit, into which nothing negative can penetrate and out of which only good shall come.
Thursday, August 13
In the wee hours, a square from pushy Mars to butt-kicker Pluto can make today abnormally tense. An irritating situation puts us in touch with our need for change and progress, and it may seem impossible to remain harmonious.
Neither Mars nor Pluto are particularly gentle. This exchange comes on strong, and it’s best to leave altercations, tantrums, and arguments for another day.
Inward work—a spiritual retreat, a 12-step group, analyzing dreams—is favored now. Moon in Gemini sextiles ruler Mercury and connects with beneficent Jupiter: our prayers, mantras, angelic invocations and diplomatic words can go far to harmonize the situation.
- Work on correspondence
- Get caught up on messages
- Sell or promote at a distance
- Start a new project
- Practice a presentation in front of the mirror
- Pray for personal and planetary peace
Avoid parking in a mob-boss’s spot, making superficial assessments, gossiping, or succumbing to manipulative dynamics of any kind.
Infinite good works in all configurations, so only good with come to us through this transit now.
Friday, August 14
With Moon VOC in verbal Gemini, and Gemini’s ruler, Mercury, connecting with expansive Jupiter, morning is a great time to write to an angel and include affirmations in the letter.
As far as possible, save key initiatives and contacts for after 4:25 pm (7:25 ET), when Moon enters Cancer, sign of family, feelings and business.
This Cancer Moon’s sensitivity is accented by a contact from mental Mercury to intuitive Neptune. We can use this heightened emotional awareness to consult an oracle, heed our inner voice, or listen empathetically to a family member or to someone who just needs it.
Avoid mind-altering substances and low-vibration situations.
Green Tara, please put your heart in me and radiant your healing love through me now.
Saturday, August 15
As rebel Uranus stations to go retrograde this morning, creativity, intuition and inspiration flourish. With this rebel planet in Taurus, we can review changes in values and economy, and reflect on how we feel about, differ from, adapt to, and act on these changes.
An early quincunx from Sun in romantic Leo, to intense Pluto in sensual Capricorn, blends with Moon’s conjunction to love-planet Venus to make early morning good for a passionate encounter, healing with love energy, or creativity.
At 9:05 am (12:05 pm ET), Moon in sensitive Cancer squares Chiron. People may be touchy. We can use this time to go inward, journal, analyze our dreams, get therapy, or support the animal shelter.
People and situations again flow smoothly after 12:18 pm, when Moon’s sextile to Uranus can open a door of fortune as it favors breakthroughs in business, finances and family situations.
We can work on:
- Personal growth
- Financial affairs
- Facing and solving something related to home or family
- Embark on a new course of metaphysical study
- Declutter and simplify our space
Affirmation to deepen dream guidance (repeat 3 times before going to sleep):
I give thanks for the clear guidance I receive in my dreams, tonight and always.
Sunday, August 16
Morning offers a rich window for intuition, healing and action.
Moon in sensitive Cancer trines psychic Neptune, favoring angel connections, dream recall and intuitive understanding. Mental Mercury connects with Pluto, deepening our thought processes, helping uncover information, and favoring intense, passionate, and significant communication.
All this happens before 7:02 am (10:02 ET), when Sun makes an exciting trine to bold Mars, increasing our confidence and facilitating effective action. This gives special force to promotional activities, sales, or campaigning of some kind. However, it’s best applied before 10:24 am (1:24 pm ET), when Moon begins a series of tense aspects, increasing the probability of power-struggles, tantrums, and perceived slights.
At this point, we can use this energy in a different and more solitary way by taking a steam bath, doing an exfoliation treatment, cleaning the linens, puttering around the house, cooking, or enjoying music or a romantic film.
We can reconnect with the world after 10:38 pm (1:38 am ET), when Moon enters self-sure Leo, accompanied by a trine from Mercury the messenger to assertive Mars that favors campaigning for a cause, participating in a debate, and sales or promotional activities.
I invite the Universe to prosper through me in new ways now.
Monday, August 17
We can start the work week with force. Today’s numerology of 8 pushes for progress, while Moon and Sun in Leo turn up our radiance quotient.
Sun’s morning conjunction to Mercury imparts warmth to our connections and radiance to our self-expression. On the doorstep of tomorrow’s New Moon, we can make friends, find romance or brighten an existing flame. We can use this energy to socialize, express ideas and feelings in style, develop our talents, have fun, give and receive recognition, take control of a situation, and even ask for support.
At 5:01 pm (8:01 ET), Moon squares Uranus and though our inspiration continues, the charm may run out as the day’s curtain comes down.
After this, watch a documentary or work on an independent creative activity.
Angels and Goddess of Words, please dissolve my fears and restore my voice of power now.
Tuesday, August 25
Connect with people! Mercury the messenger makes a trine to exciting Uranus: our thoughts and words are brilliant and communications open doors. And an opposition from love-planet Venus to generous Jupiter expands feelings of affection and good-will.
Unexpected blessings can flow in interactions of all kinds, while the signs and planets involved particularly favor activism, education, publication and business.
The excitement starts at 5:49 am (8:49 ET), as Moon leaves her VOC in Scorpio to enter spirited Sag.
At 10:58 am (1:58 pm ET), Moon reaches her Second Quarter. Review the intentions and goals set at last week’s New Moon and regroup for progress.
At 2-3 Sagittarius, the Sabian symbol says:
TWO MEN PLAYING CHESS. The transcendent ritualization of conflict… the transmutation of… natural aggressiveness… The chess game trains us to be more objective, more careful, more aware of whole situations and less impulsive and intent upon side issues… the basic realities in interpersonal INTERPLAY.
We can successfully engage in interplay today on many levels—
- Share your ideas
- Take a seminar
- Work on trade, sales, a promotion or correspondence
- Schedule a business meeting
- Take care of a legal matters
- Sign up for a class or course of study
- Take or give a workshop
- Meet new people (while respecting social distance)
Avoid coming on too strong.
Goddess Athena, please direct me in well-planned interactions that produce good for all involved, now.
Wednesday, August 26
This morning, Moon in Sagittarius favors reading and applying self-help literature, taking a seminar, spending time outdoors, lending or borrowing money, working on data retrieval, forgiveness, or the attainment of a long overdue answer.
This afternoon, Luna connects with sociable Venus, and we can connect with friends, be spontaneous, socialize, laugh, spend time outdoors, or work on a promotion or correspondence.
At 4:43 pm (7:43 ET), Moon squares Neptune, planet of fantasy. Connections may become confusing, but imagination grows clear. Take some time out to visualize, make, or enrich a vision board or treasure map, work on a story or media production, do dream yoga, design a promotion, work on a production, or do shamanic traveling.
My mental pictures open a space for Spirit to pour rich good to me now.
Thursday, August 27
This is a day of magic—creative, compassionate, mystical, and practical.
Our hearts are opened by a trine from sweet Venus in tender Cancer to Neptune, planet of the Great Mother, in Pisces, the sign of its rule. Contacts of all kinds tend to be empathetic, harmonious, even hypnotic, with romance, mothers, and women’s causes in the spotlight.
We’re supported energetically in meditating on metta or lovingkindness, visualizing financial abundance, working on forgiveness, and praying for families, children and vulnerable groups.
At 5:00 am (8:00 ET), Moon in visionary Sag trines Mars in heroic Aries. Now, we may be drawn to defend a loved one or someone vulnerable, or fight for a cause.
At 10:37 am (1:37 pm ET), Moon enters focused Capricorn. This practical placement is further empowered by Moon’s trine to Sun in Virgo, and activities relating to work, organization, structure, and progress will find favor, for example.
- Write down your dreams, visualize your results and then put feet on them:
- Work extra hours
- Ask for a promotion
- Structure a business
- Organize your investments, a team effort or an area of your life that’s become scattered
- Apply for credit
- Get reconstructive surgery
- Work on your career strategy or another practical goal
I am made in the image and likeness of magic, and I provoke a pause to use it now.
Friday, August 28
The week winds down but the stars are in full turn-out mode! Yesterday’s blessings continue to flow, while today’s numerology of 1 favors new beginnings.
Moon connects with Uranus, Mercury and Jupiter, spotlighting communications, promotions and higher thought.
Review yesterday’s energetic suggestions and then put today’s communicative energies to use—make an extra effort to knock on key doors and reach out to colleagues, superiors, clients, a teacher or elder, and the public.
No event or influence can keep Spirit from bringing forth my highest good, now and always. No event or influence can keep Spirit from bringing forth humanity’s highest good, now and always.
Saturday, August 29
Morning is great for practical progress and communications for work, business and health concerns.
Mercury in Virgo, earth sign of its rule, trines charismatic Jupiter in constructive Capricorn. This is a great aspect for communications, teaching, sales, promotion, and connections for business and healing, for instance:
- Visit a health professional
- Consult with a business coach
- Cultivate healing beliefs
- Read or write about nutrition, wellness and self-healing
- Buy supplements
- Call on clients
- Promote your ideas, services or product
- Give a class or teach just for fun.
Get practical goals covered before 12:31 pm (3:31 ET), when Moon goes VOC. Take some time out for a nice meal or a walk in an old forest or an historic or archeological area, or to check in on grandparents, elders or a teacher.
At 5:37 pm (8:37 ET), Moon enters Aquarius, favoring an evening of socializing and one of this weekend’s few spots for idle fun. Share a movie, wine and rich conversation.
Support, support, support. I receive divine support in and through all situations now.
Sunday, August 30
With two personal planets making oppositions to outer planets, today’s transformational potential is worth doing something special: a spiritual retreat, a therapy session, deep journaling, a 12-step meeting (check the options online), a psychic reading, a healing or shamanic encounter, or helping others in crisis.
Venus, lady of love, opposes intense Pluto. Inwardly, we can apply this aspect to look at our issues of love addiction and self-rejection. Outwardly, we can help women in crisis situations or use our charm to promote reconciliation.
In addition, Mercury the messenger opposes misty Neptune. Communications with people may be confusing. This is not a day for business, partying, or using mind-altering substances. However, creative thinking is stimulated, as are visualization and angel-connections.
Morning is good for sharing such experiences in group settings or with like others, while afternoon and evening favor independent creative and intellectual activities, from reading to researching or exploring options.
Sun in Virgo, sign of wellness, makes a wee-hour quincunx to Chiron. Before going to bed, make sure you have a notebook on hand so you may write down healing messages received in tonight’s dreams.
Guardian Angel, please guide me to heal myself in my dreams tonight.
Monday, August 31
Moon in Aquarius makes quincunxes to communicative Mercury and warm Venus. Her influence combines with the constructive numerology of 4 to favor practical, sociable, or mental tasks like:
- Editing texts
- Reviewing agreements and arrangements
- Structuring research
- Socializing with like-minded friends
- Connections for business, research or work
This can be a mentally meaningful day. Focus on essentials and avoid distractions and superficial interchanges.
I love myself, my dear ones and all sentient beings and this vibration fuels the planet’s light-web now.