Monday, August 15. Make a to do list to start off the week. Earth sign emphasis encourages organization and productivity at the start of the standard work week. The Moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn to start. This helps us get past any waffling about what is important today. Seize the moment. The trine from the Moon to Mercury and Jupiter in Virgo adds the desire to take small deliberate steps towards our goals. A square between the Moon and Uranus in Aries puts a fire under us to get going, now!
Tuesday, August 16. Exuberance and daring fluctuate with feelings of shyness and overwhelm. The quincunx between the Sun in Leo and Chiron in Pisces stretches us between extremes. The beneficial outcome is a bigger heart and a willingness to go beyond self-consciousness. If we can navigate that span of emotion the trine between the Sun and Uranus in Aries sparks action and a desire to bring change to the world. The Moon in Aquarius brings visionary focus. Mars in Sagittarius boosts altruism. We feel the momentum building to a Full Moon release on Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
Wednesday, August 17. Technically the Full Moon occurs tomorrow, but we might as well consider it starting today. (Read tomorrow’s forecast to get a complete picture of this illuminating phase of the lunar journey.) The Moon in Aquarius gives Leo a healthy dose of ego perspective. It feels good to remember that a realized Self is not the end of consciousness but just the beginning. We exist in an interlocking Web of Being. Aquarius is the visionary sign that perhaps sees this web most easily. Venus in Virgo forms a powerful trine to Pluto in Capricorn today. This aspect creates an opportunity for another kind of social connection—sexual attraction. Sex is about more than sex. It is the life force energy that gives beauty, meaning, and zest to our world. This powerful feeling of life force is fed, due to Venus’ placement in Virgo, by devotion, discernment, and service.
Friday, August 19. The Moon in the mutable water sign stirs up the rest of the planets in mutable signs (Saturn, Neptune, Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter). The question is about information. What are you noticing? What are you learning? How are you sharing the message? Perhaps we are learning to handle complexity better. Perhaps we are listening to our bodies better. Further discernment is called for as Mercury in Virgo makes two aspects: an opposition to Chiron in Pisces and a quincunx to Uranus in Aries. Intuition, compassion, self-love play an important role in the decisions we make right now. Yet under the Uranus influence, a sense of urgency is so strong we may forget to care for our whole selves.
Saturday, August 20. Lingering reverberations of yesterday’s dilemmas influence this day’s beginnings. Not everyone processes information in the same way. Some get active, some get quiet, some write, some listen. There are so many forms. When your way is different, how do you to trust that you know what you know? The Moon while still in Pisces opposes Mercury and Jupiter in Virgo. Don’t get caught up in right/wrong thinking. There are so many more options. When the Moon moves into Aries, we are less conflicted. The way gets clear for a while.
August 21—Disseminating Moon: Sharing. The Leo lunar cycle seems at first to be about the discovery of personal impact, yet that is only the starting place. The Leo journey begins with a flame, a spark of creativity or joy, spends a moment wondering about personal gifts and impact, then becomes a realization that we are all lights of energy sharing a web of interconnectivity. Each time we repeat that journey from self-significance to collective possibility, we gather a bit of nectar. Soon the hive is full of honey, more than we need. The sweetness flows outward to feed the world. I want to keep that image in mind at this phase of the Moon. How do I share the magic created collectively? How does my life become the gift that brings healing to the web? The Moon in Aries feels like an opportunity to take fire into connection once again. Be warmed by the joy of discovery as the Moon trines Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius. The shadows that arise from the Moon’s square to Pluto later n the day are brilliant counterpoints to self-assurance. There is always more to learn about being in right power.