AstroWatch

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.

 

08/01/17 – 5:01 am – Moon enters Sagittarius

As the first day of August breaks on the eastern horizon the Moon enters mutable philosophical fire Sagittarius ending the void-of-course.  It’s Tuesday and with consideration for Mercury being in its shadow, you should have a “green light” for most new projects or tasks that come your way.  Caution is advised with all communications, writing projects or legal documents.  The Moon is moving more slowly now so at least the void-of-course periods won’t come quite as fast.

 

08/02/17 – 10:31 pm – Uranus stations Retrograde

We now have all four of the outer planets retrograde as Uranus joins Saturn, Neptune and Pluto.  Having four planets retrograde is unusual occurring about 1/8 of the time.  One should expect that things may not develop as quickly as one would like as delays may become more common than not.  With Uranus one of the retrograde planets, sudden or unexpected changes may seem to be the order of the days ahead and may be, at least part of the cause for delays.

Uranus appears to be sitting at 28 Aries as He changes direction.  He has been at this degree since June 27 and will remain at 28 Aries until September 8, a total of 73 day.  Anyone who has planets or sensitive points at or near 28 Aries or any of the other cardinal signs, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn or around 13 degrees of one of the mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces, may have been feeling or experiencing more “unexpected” events in their lives over the past month.  Whatever you have been experiencing since around June 27 will probably continue or may even increase in intensity as Uranus retraces his steps over the next five weeks or so until He finally leaves 28 Aries for 27 Aries.  Uranus will be retrograde until January 2, 2018 so be prepared for something or someone from your past to come up unexpectedly, something that may require you to find a unique or unusual approach to handle it or them.  Forewarned is forearmed.

 

08/03/17 – 2:38 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning or closing trine to retrograde Uranus, the Moon goes void-of-course for three hours.  It’s Thursday afternoon so you may want to go back to your “things in process” list and review things for any unforeseen changes that may have occurred since last you worked on them.

 

08/03/17 – 5:37 pm – Moon enters Capricorn

The void-of-course is over.  As with August 1, you should have a “green light” to tackle most new projects or issues.

 

08/04/17 – 11:29 am – Jupiter square retrograde Pluto

This is the third and final waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square in the twelve year Jupiter Pluto cycle.  The prior third quarter squares in this cycle occurred November 24, 2016 and March 30, 2017.  What was happening in your life around those dates?  Whatever the common theme has been should now be at a point where you should “fish or cut bait;” that is you need to decide what is working for you and what isn’t and let go of those things that no longer are needed or haven’t developed as they should have.  You also have the option of giving those things which still hold promise a last “tweaking” as you attempt to salvage them.

 

08/06/17 – 2:22 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a third quarter waning or closing crisis of consciousness square to retrograde Uranus, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost three hours.  If you follow along you will observe that during August most of the Moon void-of-course periods will begin with a Moon Uranus aspect.  During these void-of-course periods expect the unexpected and be prepared to change direction “on a dime” or to “drop what you’re doing,” and tackle something else.  Do your best to not let that “something else” be something new.  For this void-of-course, since most will probably sleep through it; be prepared to record your dreams, first impressions, thoughts and sensations on waking.  Allow yourself to reflect on them during the day.

 

08/06/17 – 5:16 am – Moon enters Aquarius

The void-of-course is over, it’s Sunday and again, you should be good to tackle any new adventure you like.  Of course that doesn’t mean you can now throw caution to the wind and take unnecessary chances or risks.  The rules of life haven’t changed.

 

08/07/17 – 11:11 am – Full Moon partial Lunar Eclipse

This eclipse won’t be visible in the United States as the Moon is on the other side of the world.  Though the Moon will appear full when it rises on the evening of the 6th and again on the evening of the 7th, there will be no apparent eclipse with either.

Eclipses are the ultimate display of the close relationship between the Earth, the Sun and the Moon.  They are known to be inertia breakers, that is times when blockages may break away allowing one to finally get moving again.  As a lunar full Moon eclipse, this cycle may involve something started around the time of the previous new Moon Solar eclipse, February 26, 2017, which was at 8 Pisces 12.  Or this may be from a short cycle that began with the most recent new Moon, July 23, 2017, which was at 0 Leo.  There is a third possibility of a longer time frame, that being the new Moon about 18 months ago (around February 8, 2016) that was near 15 Aquarius, the degree of this full Moon.  Are there some projects, tasks or ideas begun around those times that have seemed to be stuck or where you seem to be blocked?  Events may unfold around this time or new ideas, sudden insights or perhaps an “a-ha” moment will provide what you need to get them moving again.  With four planets appearing to be retrograde at this time, even though things may open up for you, progress may still be slower than you would like.  Do not despair or give in to frustration, the coming total Solar eclipse in two weeks may help to further break things free.

 

08/08/17 – 12:07 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a sextile to retrograde Uranus, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost three hours.  It’s Tuesday afternoon so probably best to use this time for review or reflection on whatever you have been working on.  With Uranus involved and being retrograde, perhaps some past idea or problem you’ve previously stepped away from will come back to you with a new solution.

 

08/08/17 – 2:56 pm – Moon enters Pisces

The void-of-course is over.  Piscean energy isn’t just about lofty ideals or connecting with the divine, it may also be about stepping outside of the box.  Has something been weighing you down?  Do you feel as if you are tied to something, perhaps an old habit or perception of how things “are?”  Maybe it’s time for a new paradigm, time to allow your inspiration to guide you.

 

08/08/17 – 9:30 pm – Mercury at 11 Virgo

Why is this important?  This is the degree at which Mercury will station retrograde in four days.  Mercury will end up spending almost eight full days at 11 Virgo, a long time for the fastest of the planets to be in an apparent holding pattern.  Those with planets or sensitive points near this degree or near 11 degrees of one of the other mutable signs, Sagittarius, Pisces or Gemini, are most likely to feel the pressure of this.  Planetary energies are strongest when they are retrograde and especially when they appear to be changing direction.  Focus, analyze, consider other possibilities, avoid impulsive actions and always reread every written communication be it on paper, in text or email.  Engage your brain before speaking.  Be a good listener.  These are all critical and essential characteristics to apply during a Mercury retrograde cycle.

 

08/09/17 – 4:14 pm – Moon occults retrograde Neptune

This occultation will be visible in most of Antarctica, Kerguelen Islands and the western tip of Australia.  Be alert, record any daydreams, a-ha moments, feelings or insights.  There may be a sudden moment when something which was not clear is suddenly revealed to you.  Don’t miss it or let it slip back into the fog.  Hold onto it; make it your focus until you have a clear picture of whatever it may be.

 

08/10/17 – 2:03 am – Mercury sextile Venus

This is the fourth and final sextile between these two inner planets in 2017.  From our point of view, Mercury and Venus can only make a conjunction or a sextile, making this a very important aspect for us.  Sextiles may symbolize an easy flow of energy, perhaps you can now find the words you’ve been looking for to express to someone how you truly feel about them.  Sometimes a sextile may represent a point or period when one feels trapped; like a hamster in a cage on a wheel, no matter how hard you try, how fast you run, you don’t seem to get anywhere.  A word of caution as Mercury is in its shadow and will appear to go retrograde soon; something you say or agree to during this time may be misunderstood so be sure your words are clear and that you are not only understood, but that you understand what is said or agreed to as well.

 

08/10/17 – 6:38 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a first quarter waxing crisis of action square to retrograde Saturn, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost sixteen hours, that’s pretty much the rest of the normal workday for most people.  It’s Thursday and probably best that you spend your time reviewing and focusing on any ongoing tasks or projects and; if you can, set aside any new ones until tomorrow or at least until the after the Moon enters Aries.

 

08/10/17 – 2:24 pm – Sun sextile Jupiter

You may feel as if you’ve just got a new shot of energy as the two largest objects in our solar system make a path for your ideas and efforts to flow more easily.  This is a sextile and sometimes things may seem to get stuck here.  Try not to worry or fret as the total Solar eclipse is only eleven days away and should provide the energy necessary to break anything loose which may seem stuck.  Use the days ahead to make sure that you’ve got “all your ducks in a row,” so you are ready to push forward and make the best use of the energy of the coming Solar eclipse.

 

08/10/17 – 10:22 pm – Moon enters Aries

The void-of-course is over.  Get a good night’s rest so you will have the energy and clarity to deal with those new projects or tasks that come your way tomorrow.

 

08/11/17 – 10:18 pm – Venus trine retrograde Neptune

It’s Friday night and old matters of the heart involving a special person, family or friends may come up again.  Don’t make any hasty decisions or do anything impulsive.  Allow yourself to take some time to reflect on what it is and why it may have come up now.  Step outside your usual box, that is your typical way of handling this kind of situation and take a new, different look at it.  Perhaps there is a trusted friend or family member who is not involved that you could ask for advice.  Whatever you do or say, be sure that your words and actions are clearly understood, but be prepared for your best efforts may not be enough as it may come up again after Mercury goes retrograde.

 

08/12/17 – 12:39 am – Moon trine Mars

This is the first of five exact aspects by the Moon today.  Both the Moon and Mars are moving faster than normal now so expect emotions to not only be raw but to change quickly so keep the tissue handy,

Following this the Moon will square retrograde Pluto, oppose Jupiter, and then trine the Sun; all before noon, for the second, third and fourth exact aspects of the day.

 

08/12/17 – 12:26 pm – Moon trine retrograde Saturn

This is the waxing or opening trine and the fifth and final exact aspect of the day.  It may seem as if no one is in control of their emotions during this time.  You may find yourself wondering “what is wrong with people?”  Just so you know, they may be thinking the same thing about you.  Be honest with others and yourself for if you are not, it will come back to you.  Perhaps this is a good day to give people a pass; well, most people anyway as the day isn’t done yet.

 

08/12/17 – 6:01 pm – Mercury stations Retrograde

This Mercury station occurs at 11 Virgo 38.  Mercury has been at 11 Virgo since late on August 8 and will remain at 11 Virgo until almost noon on August 16.  Mercury will be in apparent retrograde motion for over twenty-three days; the longest in time of the three retrogrades this year, before finally stationing direct on September 5 at 28 Leo 25.  The Sabian symbol for 11 Virgo is “A bride with her veil snatched away.”  If you or others have been trying to hide something or have not been truthful, time to suck it up as all may be revealed in the days ahead.  This may be a good time to remember what Abraham Lincoln said, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”

 

08/13/17 – 1:01 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a conjunction with retrograde Uranus, the Moon goes void-of-course for about three hours.  Considering the time, most people will sleep through this; however, if you are one of those still up, it is probably best that you don’t start any new projects or tasks during this time and you certainly don’t want to make any promises you know you can’t or won’t keep.  They will come back to “haunt” you.

 

08/13/17 – 3:40 am – Moon enters Taurus

The void-of-course is over.  Did you have any unusual dreams or thought on waking?  Record them.  Don’t let them get away.

 

08/13/17 – 2:06 pm – Sun trine retrograde Saturn

This is the waning or closing trine in the annual cycle for these two.  The truth will out now as the Sun shines its light on any untruths you may have told or been told over the past eight months or so.  Even if you don’t remember it, someone else may because it was important to them.  Mercury is retrograde now so don’t try to “bs” or bluff your way out of something; be truthful and forthright or you will find yourself “paying the piper” in the days ahead.

 

08/14/17 – 2:55 am – Moon sextile retrograde Neptune

It’s Monday morning and this is the first of five exact aspects by the Moon today so do your best to keep a cool and level head about you because others might not.  Be sure to record any dreams, insights, feelings or sensations on waking.

Following this the Moon will make a third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square to Mars, a waning or closing sextile to Venus and then a waxing or opening trine to retrograde Pluto for the second, third and fourth exact aspects of the day.  With this combination you may feel as if people are sending mixed messages.  Is it the sender, the message or the receiver that is off?  You may need to figure it out yourself.

 

08/14/17 – 6:15 pm – Moon square Sun

This is the fifth and final exact aspect of the day and the third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square.  This energy is best suited for reviewing and giving final “tweaks” to any projects that might not be quit finished.  Clean out the “closet” and begin preparations for the coming new Moon on next Monday the 21st.  It could be a real “powerhouse” as it is the total Solar eclipse that will transverse the US from coast to coasts.

Following this the Moon goes void-of-course for almost thirteen hours.  Best to set any new projects or ideas aside until tomorrow morning after the Moon enters Gemini.

 

08/15/17 – 4:13 am – Venus opposite retrograde Pluto

When the Goddess of love connects with Pluto, the abductor of Persephone, bad things could happen.  Have you been thinking about a lost love, one that “got away,” or perhaps obsessing about a “new love” who hasn’t reciprocated your feelings?  Whatever the case may be, it is probably best that you don’t act on any ideas you may have; at least not until you’ve talked about them with a trusted friend or family member.

Be sure to record any dreams, feelings, insights or other sensations you have when you wake.

 

08/15/17 – 7:06 am – Moon enters Gemini

The void-of-course is over.  You should be good to proceed on any new tasks or ideas you may have.  Don’t forget Mercury is retrograde so check every email, text or other written item at least twice.  Spell and grammar checkers can be helpful, but only if you use them.  Choose your words carefully and play them over in your head before speaking them.  Consider your audience, who are you speaking to and what is the message you want to convey before engaging your mouth.

 

08/16/17 – 1:49 am – Moon square retrograde Mercury

This is the first of six exact aspects today, the first five by the Moon.  Keep that tissue box close, for the sake of others if not yourself.  Record your dreams, thoughts, feelings, any and all sensations on waking.  This is the third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square so these inputs may help to answer any lingering questions or issues you’ve been dealing with lately.

Following this the Moon will make a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to retrograde Neptune, a waning or closing sextile to Mars, a waning or closing trine to Jupiter and then oppose retrograde Saturn for the second, third, fourth and fifth exact aspects of the day.  These energies may stir up old memories or latent feelings so proceed with caution.  You need to be honest with yourself and others, just not “brutally” honest.

 

08/16/17 – 11:40 pm – Venus square Jupiter

This is the sixth and final exact aspect of the day and is the waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square in the annual cycle of the two “benefics.”  What business is unfinished?  Is there something that should have turned out well for you but doesn’t seem to have?  Was it something you failed to do or perhaps something left undone or unsaid?  Make note of it, your thoughts and feelings about it, how you might rectify it; make a plan and then sleep on it until tomorrow.

 

08/17/17 – 6:38 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing or opening sextile to retrograde Uranus, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost three hours.  It’s probably best to start your day by reviewing work already in progress and to set aside any new projects until after the Moon enters Cancer.  Did you make a plan or have an idea last night?  How does it seem now in the light of a new day?  It might be best to talk it over with a trusted friend or family member.

 

08/17/17 – 9:13 am – Moon enters Cancer

The void-of-course ends as the Moon returns to Her home.  People may be more aware of or focused on matters of personal importance to them, their families or friends.  It’s good to think of others, of how you might protect or nurture them but don’t forget yourself.  You need to love yourself if you want others to love you.  You need to nurture yourself if you want to be strong and healthy enough to nurture others.  It’s not about being selfish, it’s about taking care of yourself so you may better help others.

 

08/18/17 – 2:19 am – Moon sextile retrograde Mercury

This could be another emotional roller coaster kind of day as this is the first of five exact aspects by the Moon today.  Pay attention to your thoughts.  Listen carefully to them.  Record them and any dreams, feelings or other sensations you have so you don’t forget them.

Following this the Moon will make a waxing trine to retrograde Neptune, oppose retrograde Pluto and then make a waning or closing third quarter square to Jupiter.  It’s Friday, what unfinished business do you have from this week?  What can you finish or at least move on to the next stage?  What do you need to carry over to next week?  Make notes or a list so you don’t lose your place and it will be easier to pick it up and continue on with it next work day.

 

08/18/17 – 9:05 pm – Moon conjunct Venus

This is the fifth and final exact aspect of the day.  It’s a “new Moon” for the two main ladies of the zodiac.  What “new” desires do you have?  Is it something or someone?  Here’s a reminder for you, Mercury is retrograde so be sure your intentions are good and that you aren’t misunderstood.

 

08/19/17 – 8:17 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to retrograde Uranus the Moon goes void-of-course for slightly less than three hours.  It’s Saturday morning.  Probably best if you stick to your routine and don’t try something new during this time.

 

08/19/17 – 10:55 am – Moon enters Leo

The void-of-course is over.  Is there something new you want to try this weekend?  After considering all the other factors, you should have a “green light,” but be alert for anyone trying to “run the red light;” that is someone who may want to disrupt your plans, after all the void-of-course started with an aspect to Uranus.  Don’t discount strange thoughts, images or sensations; they could be important messages from unpredictable Uranus.

 

08/20/17 – 9:42 am – Mars sextile Jupiter

This is the first of five exact aspects today and is the waning or closing sextile in the two year Mars Jupiter cycle.  It’s Sunday, before the big eclipse.  If you are planning on watching it make sure you have the right viewing equipment and that it is in good working order.  With this aspect one may feel as if there is something very important that they need to take care of, that it’s a “now or never” situation.  You aren’t a “super-human” or a “super-hero” so don’t act like one.  Jupiter can give Mars the illusory sense that they are invincible; no one is, so exercise caution and watch out for the “other guy,” the one who causes accidents.

Following this the Moon will sextile Jupiter, conjunct Mars and then trine retrograde Saturn for the second, third and fourth exact aspects of the day.  As the Moon lends Her energies to the first aspect of the day emotions may start to run high.  Remember to breathe, these are transits and like transits these emotions too shall pass.  Retrograde Saturn will provide an opportunity for reflection.  If you have been truthful with yourself and others, all should be all right in the end.  If things don’t seem all right, then it isn’t the end.

 

08/20/17 – 11:23 pm – Sun trine retrograde Uranus

This is the waxing or opening trine in the annual Sun Uranus cycle.  It is also the last aspect by the Sun before the new Moon total Solar eclipse tomorrow.  Allow yourself to be open to the unexpected, the unique, to new insights to old ideas, feelings or sensations.  Record any insights, dreams, a-ha moments, feelings or sensations and allow yourself to be open for whatever tomorrow may bring.  If you have a new “seed” to plant, prepare it, perform your new Moon ritual and make ready.

 

08/14/17 – 2:55 am – Moon sextile retrograde Neptune

It’s Monday morning and this is the first of five exact aspects by the Moon today so do your best to keep a cool and level head about you because others might not.  Be sure to record any dreams, insights, feelings or sensations on waking.

Following this the Moon will make a third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square to Mars, a waning or closing sextile to Venus and then a waxing or opening trine to retrograde Pluto for the second, third and fourth exact aspects of the day.  With this combination you may feel as if people are sending mixed messages.  Is it the sender, the message or the receiver that is off?  You may need to figure it out yourself.

 

08/14/17 – 6:15 pm – Moon square Sun

This is the fifth and final exact aspect of the day and the third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square.  This energy is best suited for reviewing and giving final “tweaks” to any projects that might not be quit finished.  Clean out the “closet” and begin preparations for the coming new Moon on next Monday the 21st.  It could be a real powerhouse” as it is the total Solar eclipse that will transverse the US from coast to coasts.

Following this the Moon goes void-of-course for almost thirteen hours.  Best to set any new projects or ideas aside until tomorrow morning after the Moon enters Gemini.

 

08/15/17 – 4:13 am – Venus opposite retrograde Pluto

When the Goddess of love connects with Pluto, the abductor of Persephone, bad things could happen.  Have you been thinking about a lost love, one that “got away,” or perhaps obsessing about a “new love” who hasn’t reciprocated your feelings?  Whatever the case may be, it is probably best that you don’t act on any ideas you may have; at least not until you’ve talked about them with a trusted friend or family member.

Be sure to record any dreams, feelings, insights or other sensations you have when you wake.

 

08/15/17 – 7:06 am – Moon enters Gemini

The void-of-course is over.  You should be good to proceed on any new tasks or ideas you may have.  Don’t forget Mercury is retrograde so check every email, text or other written item at least twice.  Spell and grammar checkers can be helpful, but only if you use them.  Choose your words carefully and play them over in your head before speaking them.  Consider your audience, who are you speaking to and what is the message you want to convey before engaging your mouth.

 

08/16/17 – 1:49 am – Moon square retrograde Mercury

This is the first of six exact aspects today, the first five by the Moon.  Keep that tissue box close, for the sake of others if not yourself.  Record your dreams, thoughts, feelings, any and all sensations on waking.  This is the third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square so these inputs may help to answer any lingering questions or issues you’ve been dealing with lately.

Following this the Moon will make a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to retrograde Neptune, a waning or closing sextile to Mars, a waning or closing trine to Jupiter and then oppose retrograde Saturn for the second, third, fourth and fifth exact aspects of the day.  These energies may stir up old memories or latent feelings so proceed with caution.  You need to be honest with yourself and others, just not “brutally” honest.

 

08/16/17 – 11:40 pm – Venus square Jupiter

This is the sixth and final exact aspect of the day and is the waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square in the annual cycle of the two “benefics.”  What business is unfinished?  Is there something that should have turned out well for you but doesn’t seem to have?  Was it something you failed to do or perhaps something left undone or unsaid?  Make note of it, your thoughts and feelings about it, how you might rectify it; make a plan and then sleep on it until tomorrow.

 

08/17/17 – 6:38 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing or opening sextile to retrograde Uranus, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost three hours.  It’s probably best to start your day by reviewing work already in progress and to set aside any new projects until after the Moon enters Cancer.  Did you make a plan or have an idea last night?  How does it seem now in the light of a new day?  It might be best to talk it over with a trusted friend or family member.

 

08/17/17 – 9:13 am – Moon enters Cancer

The void-of-course ends as the Moon returns to Her home.  People may be more aware of or focused on matters of personal importance to them, their families or friends.  It’s good to think of others, of how you might protect or nurture them but don’t forget yourself.  You need to love yourself if you want others to love you.  You need to nurture yourself if you want to be strong and healthy enough to nurture others.  It’s not about being selfish, it’s about taking care of yourself so you may better help others.

 

08/18/17 – 2:19 am – Moon sextile retrograde Mercury

This could be another emotional roller coaster kind of day as this is the first of five exact aspects by the Moon today.  Pay attention to your thoughts.  Listen carefully to them.  Record them and any dreams, feelings or other sensations you have so you don’t forget them.

Following this the Moon will make a waxing trine to retrograde Neptune, oppose retrograde Pluto and then make a waning or closing third quarter square to Jupiter.  It’s Friday, what unfinished business do you have from this week?  What can you finish or at least move on to the next stage?  What do you need to carry over to next week?  Make notes or a list so you don’t lose your place and it will be easier to pick it up and continue on with it next work day.

 

08/18/17 – 9:05 pm – Moon conjunct Venus

This is the fifth and final exact aspect of the day.  It’s a “new Moon” for the two main ladies of the zodiac.  What “new” desires do you have?  Is it something or someone?  Here’s a reminder for you, Mercury is retrograde so be sure your intentions are good and that you aren’t misunderstood.

 

08/19/17 – 8:17 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to retrograde Uranus the Moon goes void-of-course for slightly less than three hours.  It’s Saturday morning.  Probably best if you stick to your routine and don’t try something new during this time.

 

08/19/17 – 10:55 am – Moon enters Leo

The void-of-course is over.  Is there something new you want to try this weekend?  After considering all the other factors, you should have a “green light,” but be alert for anyone trying to “run the red light;” that is someone who may want to disrupt your plans, after all the void-of-course started with an aspect to Uranus.  Don’t discount strange thoughts, images or sensations; they could be important messages from unpredictable Uranus.

 

08/20/17 – 9:42 am – Mars sextile Jupiter

This is the first of five exact aspects today and is the waning or closing sextile in the two year Mars Jupiter cycle.  It’s Sunday, before the big eclipse.  If you are planning on watching it make sure you have the right viewing equipment and that it is in good working order.  With this aspect one may feel as if there is something very important that they need to take care of, that it’s a “now or never” situation.  You aren’t a “super-human” or a “super-hero” so don’t act like one.  Jupiter can give Mars the illusory sense that they are invincible; no one is, so exercise caution and watch out for the “other guy,” the one who causes accidents.

Following this the Moon will sextile Jupiter, conjunct Mars and then trine retrograde Saturn for the second, third and fourth exact aspects of the day.  As the Moon lends Her energies to the first aspect of the day emotions may start to run high.  Remember to breathe, these are transits and like transits these emotions too shall pass.  Retrograde Saturn will provide an opportunity for reflection.  If you have been truthful with yourself and others, all should be all right in the end.  If things don’t seem all right, then it isn’t the end.

 

08/20/17 – 11:23 pm – Sun trine retrograde Uranus

This is the waxing or opening trine in the annual Sun Uranus cycle.  It is also the last aspect by the Sun before the new Moon total Solar eclipse tomorrow.  Allow yourself to be open to the unexpected, the unique, to new insights to old ideas, feelings or sensations.  Record any insights, dreams, a-ha moments, feelings or sensations and allow yourself to be open for whatever tomorrow may bring.  If you have a new “seed” to plant, prepare it, perform your new Moon ritual and make ready.


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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. doratoz@aol.com' 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. apopichak@rcn.com' andy says:

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

  3. dane_sullivan@verizon.net' 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@verizon.net' 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. iolevirgo@gmail.com' 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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