We can be especially diplomatic and sensitive to others today. It’s a good time for taking action towards healing and cleansing, as well as for guiding, teaching, and learning. We can feel energized and inspired creatively today.
- The Moon is in Pisces all day (until Monday, August 31, 2015, at 4:33 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Full Moon phase.
- A Full Moon occurred yesterday, and a Last Quarter Moon will occur on September 5th.
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from July 25-September 6).
- Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (the next Mercury retrograde will occur from September 17-October 9 in Libra).
Times are EDT
This is an important day for reflection, new awareness or insight into old problems, and relaxation if possible, dear Aries. You may be looking at past relationships in a new way. Even so, it is a potentially strong day for getting things done. You may want to work independently, but you have quite a bit of motivation, particularly related to creative projects and endeavors. You are especially industrious and come up with inventive ideas and practical solutions. It’s also a good time for personal magnetism.
This is a potentially strong day for personal appeal and self-awareness as well, dear Taurus. You may be frequently looking to past actions, relationships, and connections these days, and ideally you’re learning from these memories as you look at the past in a new way. Even with this focus on the past, you’re also feeling hopeful about your future, and this is a warm feeling. While much is going on within, it’s nevertheless important to circulate, follow up with recent contacts, and enjoy others’ company on your own time, as benefits can come through others more than usual now.
You can enjoy others’ company more than usual today, dear Gemini. It’s a great day for networking, connecting, and group activities. There is also good energy for new projects, idea creation, and goal-setting, which have more chances of success than usual. This is not about launching something right now, but for drawing up plans to do so at a later date. Friendly energy is in the air, and you easily attract positive attention. You can present original and unique ideas in an attractive package right now, and you might want to take advantage of this energy.
Educational, travel, and other mind-expanding activities can thrive right now, dear Cancer, or opportunities for these things can present themselves, possibly as money or funding comes in. While conversations may not seem to be worth much in weight at first glance, you can get much from them. There is more sensitivity, warmth, and compassion felt now, but you’re more inclined to show it through your actions rather than simply talk about it. You are moved by compassion today, and could volunteer your time and energy to someone in need.
Take advantage of the positive energy with you today by doing something creative, and perhaps venturing away from the usual routine, dear Leo, as well as by making sure you are around someone special. Friendly gestures and communications from others lift your spirits to new heights. You are feeling freer, lighter, and more forward-looking, and you are especially charismatic as a result. At the same time, there is some focus on the past and benefits from considering what has worked for you and what hasn’t. You can be feeling especially confident about creative work, and you can be especially industrious and resourceful now.
This is a good day for productivity, dear Virgo, as well as for communicating your ideas with persuasion. If you’re working on something behind the scenes or independently, this can be a strong time for really going at it. You are thinking both resourcefully and intuitively now. It’s also a good time for dealing with problems in close relationships with the goal to heal and move past things, not without first feeling the problems and getting to know them better. It’s a very good time for handling long-standing problems or attitudes that have been keeping you stagnant and hesitant.
This is a great day for being with people, dear Libra, and particularly giving or sharing something of yourself with others. Grab any opportunities to make contact and to do something a little off the beaten track as these can inspire interesting ideas. Good opportunities can come through work activities or research as well. You could stumble upon very helpful information today, and a partner can be especially generous with you. Personal magnetism runs high now, particularly with friends.
This can be a good day for putting your talents and skills to beneficial use, dear Scorpio. Great energy for strategy, planning, seeing patterns, and developing methods is with you now, particularly related to work, business, and finances. You could find that others are willing to go along with your plans and responsive to your insights, allowing you to take the lead. While there is strong energy for practical affairs today, it’s also a fine time for emotional connections. The Moon is in your entertainment sector all day, after all, and you’re feeling the need to unwind.
You can find many reasons to feel encouraged and positive about the future today, dear Sagittarius. Some of you could pair up with someone in a shared creative pursuit, or meet a person who brings nice energy into your world. Warm and positive energy is with you for personal expression, problem solving, and enjoying the company of others. It’s a fine time for doing something creative, and perhaps venturing away from the usual routine, although sticking around home and doing something different can work well now. You can be filled with initiative at this time.
Your independent nature is emphasized today, dear Capricorn, but you’re also wanting company and cooperation. This makes it especially important to know when to turn it on and when to turn it off, depending on who you’re dealing with and when. Luckily, this tends to come more naturally to you than to most zodiac signs! You’re more likely to view change as a positive thing right now, rather than fearing it and/or avoiding it. You feel that whatever leaves your life now is no longer necessary. This open-minded approach to life can be very rewarding, and can bring a feeling of growth and support.
Good energy is with you today for productive cooperation or collaboration, dear Aquarius, so that if you want to get something important done, you may want to partner up and combine talents. It’s a good day for being with others in general, even if you don’t have a project to complete. Friends can be especially open with you, and this gives you a warm feeling. Getting a handle on practical matters of all kinds, and especially money, can suddenly become natural, easy, and intuitive. While a pay increase might not occur just now, it may be in the works. Problems seem a little easier to solve right now, possibly because you’re enjoying the process of looking for solutions.
There can be nice energy for work efforts, support from superiors, reputation matters, and any project that benefits from you taking the lead, dear Pisces. There can be a new sense of optimism about the future and a greater love for making plans, as a feeling of direction and purpose is very welcome in your life right now. Conversations can be lively and helpful. Your financial and business mind can be sharper as well. The Moon is in your sign all day, pulling up your emotions to the surface and stimulating a stronger need to feel connected to the world around you.
*Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign.
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If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Pisces
Description: The Moon in Pisces
A time to observe, feel, and process. We may pay special attention to our dreams, both of the night and day variety, and the subtle areas of our lives. Focusing on creativity, philanthropy, spirituality, and artistry can be beneficial. Build your intuition, slow down and rest.
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 1:04 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 1:45 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 2:37 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Mars
There can be tension and feelings of restlessness or impatience, as what we want to do may not feel perfectly right, or we may be lacking the courage. Avoid taking it out on the wrong things or people.
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 2:54 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pallas
Our judgment may be temporarily impaired by excessive emotions, or emotional bias. We may be experiencing a conundrum. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way. There can be sensitivity to others’ opinions experienced now.
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 5:17 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Venus
Love relationships or feelings can be unsettled. There can be a conflict experienced between family and friends/lovers, or between comfort and the pursuit of pleasure. Try to relax and not obsess, and show restraint.
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 6:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 12:19 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Chiron
There can be events or memories that trigger feelings of rejection or loss. There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved, but also quite vulnerable. Synchronicity is a feature of our daily lives now. Tune in and enjoy the spiritual signposts.
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 12:48 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Mercury
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 5:47 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Juno
Something can be revealed or learned about our relationships. There can be hypersensitivity and moodiness. Temptations to manipulate or control others if we are driven by fear.
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 9:47 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Ceres
We can be feeling pleasantly attached to, or supported by, our loved ones or family. We are seeking out security, nurturing, and warmth, and we are more likely to express these things towards others.
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 6:36 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Pll Ven
Description: Transiting Sun Parallel Transiting Venus
Date & Time: 30 Aug 2015 11:30 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Tri Pal
Description: Transiting Mars Trine Transiting Pallas
We can feel energized and inspired creatively at this time, ready to fight for something we believe in. We find it easier to assert ourselves and our desires.
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Compassionate, sensitive, self-sacrificing, gentle, intuitive. Can be escapist, impractical, hyper- sensitive, gullible.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships and are made aware of recent imbalances. Something can come to fruition. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on August 30th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected, or will perfect, in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours, so that if an aspect involving is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a life time).
THE MOON IN PISCES
A time to observe, feel, and process. We may pay special attention to our dreams, both of the night and day variety, and the subtle areas of our lives. We may have difficulties defining emotional boundaries. We might deal with stress through avoidant or escapist behavior. Focusing on creativity, philanthropy, spirituality, and artistry can be beneficial. Build your intuition, slow down and rest.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION CHIRON Orb 0°12′ Applying
This is a time when we may be taking care of others, sympathetic to their needs, and aware of our own vulnerabilities as well. There can be events or memories that trigger feelings of rejection or loss. There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved, but also quite vulnerable.
THE SUN IN VIRGO
You are an analytical and critical individual. You are also practical and discriminating, and may be fussy.
7TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Rectum
Sabian Symbol: A harem.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 2°48′ Separating
We are feeling especially vital, confident, generous, and enthusiastic. This is a good time to take steps to grow something–our business, our significant relationships, and so forth.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 1°28′ Applying
This a time for dreaming rather than important decision-making. It’s a good time to pay special attention to dreams and inspiration. Clarity may not be with us, but we probably don’t need it right now. It’s difficult to know for certain what we want, as we may be wavering. Confusion about a relationship or idealizing a person could figure strongly now.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 6°09′ Applying
You are a powerful person with strong leadership abilities. You know when to be assertive and when to compromise. You are able to apply yourself to the job at hand.
MERCURY IN LIBRA
You are a diplomat and peacemaker, often acting as a go-between in relationships. You a good communicator, putting others at their ease. Arguments may upset you, as you prefer harmony in communications.
4TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Kidney surface
Sabian Symbol: A group around a campfire.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 2°30′ Separating
Important contacts can be made with people who share our intellectual interests or who introduce us to new ideas that help us to grow, improve, and expand. Projects prove successful right now, particularly those involving teamwork. Learning, teaching, communicating, and making contact figure strongly now, or we meet with situations that encourage us to improve our skills in these areas.
VENUS IN LEO
We take more pride in our tastes, relationships, and personal possessions. We are more affectionate, expressive, and generous, and we tend to crave admiration and appreciation.
16TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left atrium
Sabian Symbol: Sunshine just after a storm.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 1°21′ Applying
This is a passionate, lively, expressive influence. Social relations are impassioned, and perhaps demanding or combative. We may also feel compelled to do something creative or artistic. We have a chance to express our needs, passions, and desires now in effective ways. Venus can act to soften Mars’ aggressiveness, or Mars can make Venus’ romantic impulses more forceful and pressing. Some level of competition is present in our interactions. Impulsive purchases are possible.
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°44′ Separating
We are open to new or unusual experiences. Our intuition for making changes serves us well now, and there can be good business sense, particularly for tapping into current or future trends. There is a healthy level of detachment experienced now that opens us up to new ideas, methods, art forms, and ways of relating.
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 2°09′ Applying
We could be surprised by our feelings and impressions now, or could experience strong or unsual attractions to people, situations, and things. Old, unresolved matters can prompt us to second-guess our current relationships or feelings.
MARS IN LEO
You have a strong need to express your personal creativity. You may display dramatic and confident behaviour, and like to make an impact on your surroundings. You may also be arrogant.
14TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left ventricle of heart
Sabian Symbol: Cherub-like, a human soul whispers, seeking to manifest.
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE URANUS Orb 6°05′ Applying
It’s easy and natural to break through obstacles, to find alternative methods of going after what we want, and to take progressive action or to take the lead. There is more courage, confidence, and energy available to us. We embrace change, progress, and new methods.
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 0°47′ Separating
Resentment, competitive feelings, or anger may be operating just under the surface, and it can be difficult to know why, or to find satisfying ways to manage it.
JUPITER IN VIRGO
You have a strong desire to be of service, and high religious or spiritual ideals. You may also have an obsession with detailed perfection.
5TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Transverse colon
Sabian Symbol: A man dreaming of fairies.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 4°16′ Applying
We may be misled easily under this influence–by others, or by our own unrealistic or inflated expectations. Routine seems to be particularly unsatisfying now, as we are inclined to want to find more meaning in what we’re doing.
SATURN IN SCORPIO
A strong period for dissecting and studying the unconscious/subconscious, for seeing how deep-rooted fears and patterns control our lives, and for dealing with and eventually mastering our addictions. Restrictions we experience through our debts to others can be magnified, and these can be material, moral, or emotional debts. This transit can help us to structure, organize, and make sense out of these debts. Dealing with fears of dependency and helplessness. Resourcefulness. (October 5, 2012 to December 23, 2014; then June 14, 2015 to September 17, 2015)
29TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Vomer
Sabian Symbol: An indian woman pleading to the chief for the lives of her Children.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010 to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011 to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019).
21ST DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye muscles
Sabian Symbol: A pugilist entering the ring.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011 to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012 to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025 to January 26, 2026).
9TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right metatarsals
Sabian Symbol: The race begins: a jockey spurs his horse to great speed.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008 to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008 to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023 to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024 to November 19, 2024).
14TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee cartilage
Sabian Symbol: An ancient bas-relief carved in granite.
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011 to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018 to February 18, 2019).
20TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right fibula muscle
Sabian Symbol: A table set for an evening meal.
VESTA IN ARIES
This can be a time for grabbing the reins and working solo. There can be strong energy for new enterprises but not necessarily for routine work.
13TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Ventricles of brain
Sabian Symbol: A bomb which failed to explode is now safely concealed.
PALLAS IN SAGITTARIUS
This is an idealistic position. We love to learn and share our ideas and beliefs with others, and will go to great lengths to defend our principles and to reveal our truths.
14TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Cutaneous vessles of the thighs
Sabian Symbol: The pyramids and the sphinx.
JUNO IN VIRGO
Partnership and service are tied together in some significant manner with this position. There may be some resistance to merging fully with a partner, as there is a need to remain independent, separate, and distinct even in a partnership.
24TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Capsule and ligaments of liver
Sabian Symbol: Mary and her white lamb.
CERES IN CAPRICORN
You tend to look after yourself and others rather than seek nurturing. You feel nurtured when you achieve your ambitions. You teach others self-discipline and how to achieve their goals.
26TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Connections between femur and tibia
Sabian Symbol: A water sprite.
HYGEIA IN LEO
You take pride in your health. You may have hobbies and pastimes linked with health.
23RD DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left auricle
Sabian Symbol: A bareback rider in a circus thrills excited crowds.
ASTRAEA IN CANCER
You have an inability to let go of your family. You prefer the comfort of your own home to the excitement of an open environment.
19TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Ampulla of bile duct
Sabian Symbol: A priest performing a marriage ceremony.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LIBRA
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
2ND DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal cortex
Sabian Symbol: The light of the sixth race transmuted to the seventh.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN ARIES
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
2ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Midbrain
Sabian Symbol: A comedian entertaining the group.
*** ASPECTS TO FIXED STARS ***
Transits 30 Aug 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 06°Vi58 +08°57′
Cnj 07°Vi39 THUBAN To protect or make a treasure.
Aspects to Ven 15°Le17 +08°48′
Cnj 15°Le24 DUBHE Loving but forceful
Aspects to Sat 28°Sc55 -18°06′
Cnj 29°Sc40 TOLIMAN Learning, the lessons of life.