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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 1–10, 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.