Posted on April 19, 2012
Posted by Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

*Any times indicated are for the Pacific Time Zone.

*Refer to “AstroCast” by Kimberly Maxwell for more detailed information as these events unfold.

*Remember, these are just transits and they too, like a kidney stone, shall pass.


Looking ahead to August we have Saturn stationing direct, leaving four planets (half of the eight that can appear to go retrograde) retrograde.  We also have the second of three Venus Jupiter conjunctions to look forward to along with the Venus Inferior Conjunction with the Sun, marking the beginning of a new Venus, Earth, and Sun cycle.


08/01/15 – 10:53 pm – Saturn stations Direct

With Saturn’s change in direction there are now four planets, Venus, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto in retrograde motion.  This phenomenon, four of eight possible planets in retrograde motion only occurs about 1/8 of the time.  How does this time feel for you?  Are you one of those 12% who was born with four planets retrograde?  Are you feeling more stressed or more “at home,” as if this is your natural state of being?  If you are feeling this, know that this too shall pass; however, probably not until the first week in September after Venus goes direct.


08/03/15 – 3:37 am – Jupiter square Saturn

This is the first of three third quarter waning crisis of consciousness squares between these two.  The other two will be next year.  The Jupiter Saturn cycle lasts about 20 years.  This cycle began with their conjunction May 28, 2000 at 22 Taurus 43.  What is it that might have begun for you back then?  At this time, we are being asked to re-evaluate the past 15 years of our lives and our current belief systems (BS).  What is working and what isn’t.  What should we keep and what should we let go of because it no longer serves us?  There will be two more third quarter squares next year giving us time to reflect, re-evaluate and re-consider our beliefs.


08/03/15 – 1:35 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

While this is a relatively short void-of-course it is Monday afternoon and probably best to not start anything new until later after the Moon enters Aries.


08/03/15 – 4:24 pm – Moon enters Aries

With the Moon in Aries the void-of-course is over.  Try to suppress any urge to rush forward or jump feet first into any new project or idea.  You may have the energy for it but there is always room for caution.


08/04/15 – 2:47 pm – Retrograde Venus conjunct Jupiter

This is the second of three conjunctions between the two benefics; however, one of them, Venus is retrograde.  Caution is in order in matters of the heart or purchases of any large ticket (expensive) items.  Avoid any cosmetic surgery if you can until after September 7 when Venus will be direct.


08/05/15 – 2:22 am – Moon occults retrograde Uranus

The next three days may feel more intense, as if you are on an extreme roller coaster as there are five or more exact aspects each day.  This is the first of six exact aspects today.  Expect the unexpected.  Don’t be surprised if your feelings suddenly change or you have sudden insights into yourself or your feelings.


08/05/15 – 8:08 am – Retrograde Venus square Saturn

This is the second exact aspect of the day.  The truth about our desires will come out with this waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square.  Time again to reconsider what is working for us and what isn’t and to let go of those desires that are not in our best interests.

Following this, the Moon will trine Mercury, square Mars and then trine retrograde Venus for the third, fourth and fifth exact aspects of the day.  Trines generally represent an easy flow of energy allowing us to talk about what we want and what we are willing to do to get it.


08/05/15 – 4:29 pm – Moon trine Jupiter

This is the sixth and final exact aspect of the day may see our feelings expanding to enfold us and those around us we care most about.  Try to get a good night’s sleep as tomorrow brings six more exact aspects and they may not be quite as easy.


08/06/15 – 1:29 am – Mars trine Saturn

This is the first of six exact aspects today.  Pay attention to your dreams.  Note whatever you can recall of them first thing when you wake up.  You can analyze them later.


08/06/15 – 7:25 am – Mercury conjunct retrograde Venus

This is the second exact aspect of the day and the only conjunction between these two inner planets this year.  Better to write down your thoughts, insights than to speak them out loud.  Allow yourself time to reflect on them.  How do they relate to any dreams you may have had?

Following this, the Moon will sextile Neptune for the third exact aspect of the day.  Be alert and take note of any insights or “daydreams” today.


08/06/15 – 1:19 pm – Mercury square Saturn

This is the fourth exact aspect of the day and the waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square in their cycle.  If you are feeling the need to speak the truth, remember it is your truth and may not be someone else’s truth.  Choose your words carefully.  Listen to what others may say as it may affect what you choose to say.

Following this the Moon will trine retrograde Pluto for the fifth exact aspect of the day.  This can be a good time to reflect on the deeper meaning of things, such as your life and what you want to make of it.


08/06/15 – 7:03 pm – Moon square Sun

This is the sixth and final exact aspect of today and the third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square in the monthly cycle of the Sun and Moon.  Think of it as being a good time for spring or fall or even summer cleaning.  We are constantly picking up things as we move through life.  Now is the time to review, reflect, reconsider and reject anything that doesn’t serve or support us in the life path we are on.


08/07/15 – 12:09 am – Mercury conjunct Jupiter

This is the first of five exact aspects and a sign change today.  Try to avoid exaggerating any messages you feel compelled to pass on to others.  Following this conjunction Mercury goes void-of-course for just over twelve hours.  This is like a short Mercury retrograde in that one must exercise care in whatever they say and however they may say it as one can be more easily misunderstood during this time or what is said may get “blown out of all proportions.”


08/7/15 – 12:15 pm – Mercury enters Virgo

Mercury returns to his other home sign ending the void-of-course.  Mercury in Virgo tends to be more analytical, sometimes critical and usually more careful with their words.  Constructive criticism is usually best so try to put a positive spin on any negative or critical message.  At least offer a solution or suggestion of what might be a better solution or approach.

Following this the Moon will square retrograde Venus, oppose Saturn and then square Jupiter for the second, third and fourth exact aspects of the day.


08/07/15 – 9:46 pm – Moon sextile Mars

This is the fifth and final exact aspect of the day following which Mars goes void-of-course for over 18 1/2 hours.  Tomorrow is Saturday.  With Mars void-of-course, whatever activities you do, remember your limits as people may be more prone to accidents during this time.


08/08/15 – 4:33 pm – Mars enters Leo

This ends the Mars void-of-course.  Action oriented Mars may be feeling somewhat restricted now as He works His way through fixed fire Leo.  Don’t try to force things to happen.  Stay the course but allow that while things may not happen as quickly as you might like, they will happen when the time is right.


08/09/15 – 12:00 – Santa Monica Astrology Meetup

There are no major aspects between the Sun and eight planets today, no sign changes or direction changes.  Need a little shot of astrology or want to find out what it is all about, consider checking out the Santa Monica Astrology Meetup.

This meetup is for anyone dabbling in, practicing or just curious about astrology.  It is open to people of all levels from novice to professional.  For more information and location check out the Meetup page:

The energy for this day is fixed fire Leo with the Sun and three planets, Venus, Mars and Jupiter all in the sign ruled by the Sun.  Come and share in this supportive energy as we all experience “An Introduction to Horary Astrology” with Nina Gryphon.


08/15/15 – 12:00 – Free “Introduction to Astrology”

Want to know more about what astrology is and what it can do for you?  Check out Jim Sher’s free introductory lecture.  For more information and location and to sign up go to:

This is the day of the Sun Venus conjunction, when Venus passes between the Earth and the Sun and marks the beginning of a new Venus cycle.


08/27/15 – 7:00 pm – Free “Introduction to Meditation” lecture

What is meditation and what can it do for you?  Check out Jim Sher’s free introductory lecture.  For more information and location and to sign up, go to:

With the energy of the Sun, one’s true self aligned with philosophical Jupiter today there is no better time to take a deep look inside oneself by learning about the many potential benefits of meditation.


08/11/15 – 4:13 am – Jupiter enters Virgo

Can you feel the energy shift as expansive Jupiter moves from the Sun’s sign of see me fixed fire Leo into Mercury’s sign of analytical, sometimes critical mutable earth Virgo?  Our attention may be redirected from ourselves and our status, appearance to that of others.  There may be an urge to voice our opinions about many things; however, reflection and caution should come first.  The energy of Jupiter is to expand, to make more of something then it really is, to exaggerate.  Mercury, ruler of Virgo is the messenger of the Gods; so whatever your message is, check your facts first, consider your audience and try to keep it real.


08/12/15 – 10:44 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

It is “Hump Day” and the middle of the normal workday; so while this is a relatively short (3 hours) void-of-course, try to avoid starting any new projects, making important decisions or signing major contracts as you just might be missing some significant details.


08/12/15 – 1:52 pm – Moon enters Leo

The void-of-course is over now.  Take a fresh look at those documents, projects or purchases.  If all seems in order you should have a green light to proceed; however, a reality check with a trusted friend or co-worker may be in order first.


08/12/15 – 6:12 pm – Mercury opposite retrograde Neptune

What dreams may come?  Pay attention to any sudden insights or waking dreams.  Keep your dream journal or a note pad close at hand to record any dreams tonight.


08/14/15 – 7:53 am – New Moon conjunct Sun

This new Moon at 21 Leo offers a clear sense of purpose and direction.  Consider Davy Crockett’s motto, “Be sure you’re right then go ahead.”  What new seeds do you want to plant today?  New short term (two weeks) projects and longer term (18 month) projects may be best supported at this time.


08/15/15 – 12:00 – Free “Introduction to Astrology”

Want to know more about what astrology is and what it can do for you?  Check out Jim Sher’s free introductory lecture.  For more information and location and to sign up go to:

This is the day of the Sun Venus conjunction, when Venus passes between the Earth and the Sun and marks the beginning of a new Venus cycle.


08/15/15 – 12:22 pm – retrograde Venus conjunct Sun

This is the Inferior Conjunction, when retrograde Venus passes exactly between the Earth and the Sun.  This marks end of the current and the beginning of the next Venus Sun 18 month cycle.  The ending cycle began with the previous inferior conjunction January 11, 2014.  What new “seeds,” particularly involving relationships were planted at the previous inferior conjunction?  Those should be fully matured or essentially over by now.  New seeds planted at this time should reach maturity in about nine to ten months, around the time of the superior conjunction, June 6, 2016.


08/17/15 – 10:16 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

It’s another short (3 hours) void-of-course; but it is Monday and it is during the normal work hours so you may want to proceed with caution and avoid starting anything new or signing any important documents until this afternoon when the Moon has moved into Libra.


08/17/15 – 1:23 pm – Moon enters Libra

With the Moon in “try to please everyone” Libra you should be in a better position to at least weigh all your options” before making your decision.  No matter how hard you try, you won’t always be able to please everyone.  The Moon is waxing, that is growing from crescent toward full so the energy is with you for making decisions.


08/19/15 – 9 :44 am – retrograde Venus trine retrograde Uranus

Is this like a double negative when two planets, both in retrograde motion, aspect each other?  With retrogrades one should always prepare for delays.  With Uranus one should expect the unexpected; in this case delays should be expected.  With Venus in the mix, chances are any unexpected events or delays may involve dealings with others or tasks involving things of beauty such as redecorating your home or major purchases.



08/21/15 – 4:40 pm – Sun square Saturn

It’s get real time.  This is the third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square in the cycle for these two.  This square symbolizes it’s time to take stock and consider what is working for you and what isn’t.  This cycle began November 18, 2014 at 26 Scorpio.  What projects did you begin around that time or what did you acquire then that just doesn’t seem to be working anymore?  Consider “cutting your losses” on any projects that aren’t developing as they should or letting go of things that you no longer need.

As both the Sun in Leo and Saturn in Scorpio prepare to leave the signs they are in, it’s time to make sure that all the “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed.  Planets in the last degrees of a sign can be said to be contemplating what they accomplished this time in the current sign and looking forward to what to expect in the next sign.  With Saturn, the Devil is in the details.  What do we mean by that?  Miss an important detail and you may just learn what a “devil of a time” you’ll have trying to fix it.



08/22/15 – 12:31 pm – Moon square Sun

With the Sun at 29 Leo and the Moon at 29 Scorpio, this is the first quarter waxing crisis of action square.  You may feel a need to act; but keep in mind that 29 degrees of any sign is called the anaretic degree.  This degree has certain expectations with it.  It is expected that the energies and qualities of the sign have been understood and completed.  If not, there may be challenges to be faced until the planet returns to that sign and one gets another chance to master those qualities.  The best action may not be to move ahead but rather review pending projects and make sure that they are ready to move forward.


08/23/15 – 3:38 am – Sun enters Virgo

As the Sun bids adieu to its home sign of fixed fire Leo and moves into mutable earth Virgo, can you feel the shift?  With this change one may expect the emphasis to shift from what do I want/need or what can others do for me to how can I be of service to others?  What are the differences in how altruism (Virgo) feels compared to the more selfish (Leo)?


08/24/15 – 3:04 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a first quarter, crisis of action square to Mercury, the Moon goes void-of-course for just over six hours.  It’s Monday but this void-of-course doesn’t start until late afternoon so you have time to tackle any new issues.  The Moon is in mutable fire Sagittarius making for a potentially volatile situation.  With its last aspect being to Mercury, all forms of communication and our thought processes may be susceptible to uncertainty or misinterpretation.  Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) are more flexible and can be more difficult to direct as they prefer the path of least resistance but can also be prone to procrastination.  It may be best to defer any important communications until after the Moon enters the next sign, cardinal earth Capricorn as cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) are generally more focused and like to get things moving; usually with a specific direction of movement in mind.


08/24/15 – 9:22 pm – Moon enters Capricorn

It’s Monday night and the void-of-course is over.  Capricorn is often regarded as the business sign so go ahead, get down to it.  Make plans for tomorrow as the Moon takes on a more practical, less emotional or philosophical tone.


08/27/15 – 7:00 pm – Free “Introduction to Meditation” lecture

What is meditation and what can it do for you?  Check out Jim Sher’s free introductory lecture.  For more information and location and to sign up, go to:

With the energy of the Sun, one’s true self aligned with philosophical Jupiter today there is no better time to take a deep look inside oneself by learning about the many potential benefits of meditation.


08/26/15 – 9:08 am – Mercury goes Void-of-Course

Following a sextile to Saturn, Mercury 28 Virgo 46 goes void-of-course for the next 24 hours.  When void-of-course the energy of Mercury can be like it’s being retrograde.  It is best to be extra cautious and choose your words carefully.  Avoid signing any major contracts such as buying a car, a home or a rental agreement or new computer.  If you can, put it off until tomorrow after Mercury enters Libra.  If you can’t do it tomorrow, then caution will be the order of the day for the next two months as Mercury will enter its shadow August 28.  Read on for more information on that.


08/26/15 – 3:02 pm – Sun conjunct Jupiter

When planets that are outside the Earth’s orbit, such as Jupiter, are conjunct the Sun that means they are on the far side of the Sun and at their farthest point from the Earth.  Jupiter is too close to the Sun to be seen without special equipment but should reappear in a couple of weeks as a morning star just before sunrise.  When a planet is conjunct the Sun, the Sun in essence gives the planetary energies a BIG booster shot.  This conjunction is at 3 Virgo 21 and should give anyone with a planet or sensitive point at or near that degree a good positive energy shot.

All conjunctions mark the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle.  The ending cycle began with the previous Sun Jupiter conjunction July 24, 2014 at 1 Leo 52.  Can you recall something you started around that date?  Was it completed?  How did it turn out?

Do you have an idea for a new project or perhaps you want to begin a new exercise or health plan.  Now can be a good time to get started as the expansive, supportive energy of Jupiter can give you a great “kick start.”


08/27/15 – 8:45 am – Mercury enters Libra

The Mercury void-of-course is over.  Today may be a good day for dealing with contracts or details as tomorrow Mercury will enter its shadow which marks the beginning of its next retrograde cycle and the need for caution, double-checking and holding your tongue begins anew.


08/27/15 – 7:00 pm – Free “Introduction to Meditation” lecture

What is meditation and what can it do for you?  Check out Jim Sher’s free introductory lecture.  For more information and location and to sign up, go to:

With the energy of the Sun, one’s true self aligned with philosophical Jupiter today there is no better time to take a deep look inside oneself by learning about the many potential benefits of meditation.


08/28/15 – 2:17 am – Mercury enters its Shadow

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?  The Shadow knows.”  OK, so most readers probably don’t know about the radio show “The Shadow” or even the comic book or movie.  You might want to “Bing” or “Google” it as the essence of the show might help to understand what this energy is like.  This is not an “evil” time, but rather a time when you might not have all the information because someone is withholding something or because you didn’t read the fine print.

For its third and final retrograde of 2015, Mercury will transit the area from 0 Libra 54 to 15 Libra 55 three times.  Before a planet appears to go retrograde, it makes its first of three passes over the area of its retrograde.  During this first pass from 0 Libra 54 to 15 Libra 55, Mercury will appear to slow down.  Things may happen, be said or come up that may not seem important but if we said something that was inappropriate or misunderstood or we missed details in a project or contract, they may be brought to our attention during the retrograde when Mercury will make its second pass over this same space moving from 15 Libra 55 back to 0 Libra 54.  You might think of this as being the “oh by the way, did you really mean …” phase.  Following this, Mercury will then move forward over this same area for a third time during which we may find ourselves trying to “fix” things that came up during the retrograde phase.  The Mercury retrograde will last from September 17, 2015 to October 9, 2015.  The third phase will then last until October 24, 2015 when Mercury finally moves into new territory.  More about all of this in September and October.


08/29/15 – 12:03 am – Moon square Saturn

This is the first of five exact aspects by the Moon today so you might want to keep the tissue handy or at least make it a point to keep your tongue and emotions in check.  It may require extra effort today as this is a first quarter waxing crisis of action square and the urge to act can be very strong.

Following this, the Moon will oppose Jupiter for the second exact aspect of the day.  Avoid over indulging, particularly in food or drink.


08/29/15 – 11:35 am – Full Moon opposite Sun

This is the third exact aspect of the day.  The Moon is at 6 Pisces 06 and the Sabian symbol for this degree is “illuminated by a shaft of light, a large cross lies on rocks surrounded by sea and mist.”  This symbolizes the need to stand firm as one may find their beliefs challenged.  If you believe in something or someone; or that a project you have been working on is worth the effort, your ability to convince others of this may be tested.  As Davy Crockett said, “Be sure you’re right, then go ahead.”

Following this, the Moon will conjunct Neptune for the fourth exact aspect of the day.  Pay attention to any insights or daydreams you may have.  Important messages often come from seemingly “unimportant” sources.


08/29/15 – 10:45 pm – Moon sextile retrograde Pluto

This is the fifth and final exact aspect of the day.  It’s Saturday night; have fun, but remember, all things in moderation.


08/31/15 8:39 pm – Sun opposite retrograde Neptune

This aspect may symbolize the coming to fruition of one’s dreams and/or ideas/ideals.  Like a full Moon, all oppositions represent the harvest or fruition phase of a cycle.  This cycle between the Sun and idealistic, dreamy Neptune began with their conjunction February 25, 2015 at 7 Pisces 16.  When a planet opposes the Sun the Earth is always exactly in between.  Another way of looking at it is that when a planet opposes the Sun it is conjunct the Earth making the planet’s energy stronger.  It’s Monday evening; try to allow yourself some quiet time to reflect on your day, week, month, year or life.  Be open as you reflect for the energies may provide you will important insights or ideas.  Keep a journal by your bedside to record any dreams, thoughts or images that may come to you in the night.


08/31/15 – 10:04 pm – retrograde Venus conjunct Mars

This the second of three conjunctions between these two this year is at 14 Leo 55, the degree at which Venus will station direct.  Because Venus is almost motionless at this time, the energy may feel stronger than the first conjunction which was February 21, 2015 at 1 Aries 42.  Conjunctions, like new Moons represent new beginnings, seed planting times.  In a typical cycle there is a conjunction, followed by a first quarter square, then an opposition, a third quarter square and then the completion of the cycle and beginning of a new cycle marked by a conjunction.  Because of the Venus retrograde, 2015 is an unusual year in that there are three conjunctions between Venus and Mars before there is a first quarter square.  It’s as if this new cycle starts, then restarts and restarts again before it can move forward.  What happened around February 21, 2015 that wasn’t able to get established?  Was it a new relationship that faltered, perhaps a missed first date or no second date?  Or was it a new dream that had to be set aside?  This may be a second chance at it; an opportunity to start-over.  Don’t “bet the farm on it” just yet as it may well require a “third time’s the charm” before it can actually take root and has a promise of maturing or materializing.  The third conjunction between these two won’t be until November 2, 2015 at 24 Virgo 02.  Retrogrades often symbolize delays so try to be patient.  It will be alright in the end.  If it isn’t alright yet, then it isn’t the end.


Coming Attractions for September:

Mercury will reach its maximum (elongation) distance from the Sun then Venus will station direct.  We’ll have our second and final of 2015, new Moon Solar eclipse and then our second and final total full Blood Moon Lunar eclipse of 2015.  Mercury will station retrograde, it’s third and final of 2015 and September will end with retrograde Mercury inferior conjunction Sun.


09/01/15 – 9:37 am – Moon occults retrograde Uranus

An occultation is when the Moon passes between the Earth and another planet blocking that planet from our view.  Like Solar eclipses, occultations are only visible from a small portion of the Earth.  In this case, to actually see the Moon pass in front of Uranus and block it from your view, you will need to travel to Wilkes Land, Victoria Land or parts of New Zealand.

What might this mean?  Perhaps with the Moon blocking Uranus’ need to do the unexpected, nothing unexpected will happen.  Or perhaps, we will be better able to “foresee” or at least prepare for the unexpected.  Retrogrades also symbolize delays so perhaps something that you have been expecting, but has been delayed, will finally happen or arrive.

Following this, the Moon will go void-of-course for the rest of this day until the early hours of tomorrow, over 16 hours in all.  It is Tuesday, a normal workday for most so try to tackle any new things before this time and then concentrate on existing projects or finishing tasks.


009/02/15 – 2:02 am – Moon enters Taurus

The void-of-course is over and you should have a green light to deal with any new issues or projects so “hit the deck a-running” when you start your day.


09/04/15 – 8:37 pm – Mercury maximum Elongation

Mercury has been slowing down for several days and now its speed matches that of the Sun.  Mercury is 27 degrees 2 minutes of arc from the Sun, as far as it will get.  This should be your best chance to catch a glimpse of the most elusive of the five visible planets.  Look for Mercury low in the west as the Sun sets.  Once you’ve spotted it, you should be able to track its progress as its orbit will now bring it closer and closer to the Earth.



09/05/15 – 2:54 am –Moon square Sun

This is the third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square in their monthly cycle and the first of five exact aspects today.  This aspect is best suited for completing the assessment of ongoing projects or evaluating the “stuff” you have.  If something has served its purpose or is no longer of value to you, this is a good time wrap it up; eliminate or dispose of it in preparation for the next new Moon conjunct Sun.

Following this the Moon will sextile Venus, sextile Mars and then sextile Uranus for the second, third and fourth exact aspects of the day.


09/05/15 – 12 pm – Free Introduction to Astrology Lecture with Jim Sher

The purpose of this lecture is to acquaint prospective students to understand his approach to teaching astrology, both practically and philosophically.

His approach to astrology may be different than how other astrologers teach, as he focuses on how astrology can be a powerful tool in helping increase our self-awareness and our potentials for growth and transformation. This lecture is designed to clarify and amplify this approach for prospective students. You also will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the curriculum.

It will start promptly at 12:00 and end at approximately 1:15pm with a reception for additional questions and light refreshments to follow.

Please leave ample time for parking

For more information or to sign-up, go to:


09/05/15 – 4:08 pm – Sun trine retrograde Pluto

This is the fifth and final exact aspect of the day.  It is the waning trine and indicates a good time to begin re-assessing one’s life.  What is working and what isn’t working for you?  There will still be time to decide what to keep and what not to and how to best dispose of “things.”  The next Sun Pluto conjunction is about three months away and then a new cycle will begin.


09/06/15 – 1:29 am – Venus stations Direct

After 43 days and over 16 degrees of apparent travel, Venus completes Her retrograde motion and begins to move forward again.  If you felt that love wasn’t possible before, that should start to change shortly.  Venus now begins Her pursuit of Mars.  Much can happen in life and love between now and their conjunction November 2.  Time is on your side so prepare, take it slow and try not to force it where love is concerned.


09/07/15 – 2:01 am – Moon trine retrograde Neptune

This is the first of five exact aspects by the Moon today.  Emotions may run fast and free so keep the tissue handy.  Coming in the night, be prepared to note any dreams.  Remember, record first, analyze later.  Following this the Moon will make a third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square to Mercury, oppose Pluto and then sextile the Sun.


09/07/15 – 11:52 pm – Moon square retrograde Uranus

For the fifth and final exact aspect today, the Moon makes a first quarter waxing crisis of action square to retrograde Uranus.  Talk about expecting the unexpected.  Chances are no matter how much you prepare for what you least expect, you won’t be prepared.  Surprise is not necessarily a bad thing.  It helps us learn to be more flexible and adaptable.  As with last night, it’s a good idea to keep your dream journal or a notepad handy to record any dreams.









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Jim Schultz

Jim has been a professional astrologer and Oraclist for over 15 years. As a child his favorite books were the encyclopedia and the Almanac. He continues to be intrigued by the Universe around us; always searching for answers and new questions. Should you ask, he will tell you there is no such thing as "TMI."

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7 Responses to “AstroWatch”

  1.' Donna says:

    Oh boy! I am not an astrology student, however, I do enjoy reading your article every week. I have picked up the tiniest sliver of what is being discussed and from what I am able to glean, July sounds like it has the potential to be rather challenging. As a Taurus, I was happy to have read about the Mercury retrograde before it happens! I will be carefully watching my “p’s & q’s ” throughout the month and refer back to the entirety of the article – changes are a-comin’ for sure.
    Thanks for your work!

  2.' andy says:

    “01/18/13 – 12:56 am – Mercury conjunct Sun 28 Aquarius 26″
    Sun still in Capricorn

  3.' Dane Sullivan says:

    Probably just an editorial slip, but believe the May 9 eclipse doesn’t happen until 5:55 at 19 Taurus 33. Enjoy your observations!

  4. Jim Schultz says:

    Hi Dane, thank you for your comment. Not sure what your source for the eclipse time is. I use Solar Fire 8 for the dates and times I post. The time is based on the exact conjunction of the Sun and Moon which is 5:28 pm PDT. The NASA eclipse site shows a time of 5:26 pm PDT.

  5.' Dane Sullivan says:

    Hey Jim,
    Source: Astronomical Phenomena For the Year 2013, prepared by US Naval Observatory and Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac which defines lunar eclipse time as Moon reaching centermost point of its journey thorough the shadow cast by the earth, and solar eclipses timed for maximum obscuration — typically different from time of simple conjunction. However, I note the Rosicrucian Ephemeris, citing JPL and the US Naval Observatory call it at 5:21. I’m betting there’s yet another computation out there.

  6.' Iolé says:

    What a time to be born for the new prince-princess in England!
    Leo sun, Cancer planets: care for the family = the Kingdom, Aquarius Moon- we need open minds in the future!

  7. James Schultz says:

    Here are the basic astrological details of His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge. Weight 8 lbs. 6 oz., according to news reports, the heaviest future King by birth weight in 100 years of more. Correct birth time is July 22, 2013, 4:24 pm, London, England.

    A true “cusper” with Sun 29 Cancer 58. Moon 28 Capricorn 17, which means that HRH was born less than 3 hours before the full Moon at 0 Aquarius. Birth ascendant is 27 Scorpio 10 and his birth M/C is 20 Virgo 36. He was born with 7 of the 10 primary points in Cardinal signs and 6 of them in water signs. He has a Grand Water Trine of Mars 6 Cancer and Jupiter 5 Cancer trining Saturn 5 Scorpio and trining Neptune 5 Pisces. He also has a Cardinal T-square with Mercury 13 Cancer opposing Pluto 9 Capricorn and both squaring Uranus 12 Aries. He has none of the 10 primary points in an Air sign and 3 of them are retrograde. 3 retrogrades is the second most common number, 2 being the most common. Born with Mars out-of-bounds north might he be a rather precocious child, to say the least.


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