Continuing from yesterday, this morning is especially strong for letting go of a dysfunctional relationship or feelings for someone/something that no longer serves you well with a Balsamic Moon and with the Sun and retrograde Venus moving towards a conjunction, exact tomorrow.
- The Moon is in Leo all day (until Saturday, August 15th, at 3:45 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Balsamic phase until 10:53 AM / the Moon is waxing and in its New Moon phase after 10:53 AM.
- A New Moon occurs in the sign of Leo this morning at 10:53 AM.
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from July 25-September 6).
Times are EDT
A New Moon occurs in your solar fifth house this morning, Aries, and this brings out your more creative, romantic, and celebratory inclinations. This is an important time for wiping the slate clean with retrograde Venus involved as well. If you need to put dysfunctional or negative attitudes behind you in order to move forward more freely in these areas of life, now is a powerful time for working on doing so. With Venus retrograde in the same sector of your chart, there can be some holding back, or backtracking involved. Your motivation to pursue your heart’s desire might return now. This is a cycle for starting new hobbies or reviving old interests, getting creative, starting fresh in a romantic relationship, or putting a difficult relationship behind you. Avoid rigid schedules if you can so that you can better follow your creative intuition.
The New Moon today brings fresh, take-charge energy to your solar fourth house, Taurus, and this puts even stronger emphasis on home and family matters. Deeper feelings and needs emerge, and you become more powerfully aware of your support system. This can be a time of re-organizing the home or home environment, and for family-oriented activities and connections. With Venus retrograde in the same sector during this period, it can be more useful to finish up and refine projects that are already in progress than it would be for brand new endeavors. Tastes and interests can take a sharp turn after the first week of September. Relationships, particularly with those closest to your heart, are strong in your mind today and tomorrow. Feelings or ties to the past that you’re holding on to and that no longer serve you well might be better off put behind you, and if so, today is good for wiping the slate clean.
The New Moon that occurs this morning brings take-charge energy for communicating, learning, and connecting, dear Gemini. These themes are already strong in your life these days, and the lunation today can provide you with added energy and courage to get things into order. New channels for communicating can be discovered, but you might also be rediscovering old projects and plans, breathing new life into them. You can experience renewed energy and motivation to better handle your daily affairs. This is a good cycle for those returning to school. This New Moon is aligning with retrograde Venus, and this can bring up a desire to start fresh when it comes to relationships, particularly with peers and siblings. It’s a good time to set your intentions for positive new beginnings and resolutions.
There is strong emphasis on your spending habits, possessions, and wants and desires these days, dear Cancer, and ideally you’re coming to a better understanding of how you might better handle your money. As well, you can be quite temperamental about whether others value you, as you have a stronger need these days for being treated with respect. This morning’s New Moon will launch a new cycle in which you feel more in charge of these things. With Venus retrograde here, you may be rethinking some of the things you value, and you could be looking at your own talents and resources in a different way. It’s a good time for finding the motivation to put something behind you and to start fresh, or to renew and complete a project you’ve shelved.
The New Moon that occurs this morning energizes your sign, dear Leo, and represents a new beginning or a cleaning of the slate. This is a time for setting intentions, goals, and resolutions. You might be experimenting with a new style, look, or manner of presenting yourself now. Focus should ideally be on improving personal habits and boosting confidence in yourself – in other words, doing things that make you feel proud of yourself. You may be making changes that reflect or alter your personal plans. Your desires are changing in important and sometimes surprising ways, and you may be in the mood for some form of makeover, which is not all physical. With retrograde Venus and the Sun coming together as well, this is a good time for beginning new on all sorts of levels, not only to do with personality but also relationships, and for putting limiting attitudes behind you.
The New Moon that occurs this morning gives you a push and possibly the motivation to review, recharge, and let go, dear Virgo. While there are some signs of moving forward these days with Mercury and Jupiter moving into your sign recently, there remains a strong emphasis on the past, and today’s lunation can give you a cosmic push to deal with those things that have been limiting you and holding you back. You now have a lot of support for putting a dysfunctional attitude or even relationship behind you. This can be an emotional tie to the past that has prevented you from welcoming new energy into your life. You might decide to take action now on recent revelations. Retrograde Venus aligns with the New Moon, and this can point to wiping the slate clean as you now see the folly of certain attachments. The coming days and weeks are wonderful for getting rid of emotional baggage. In a month’s time, a Solar Eclipse in your sign points to a powerful personal new beginning, and the “work” you do now will go a long way towards making the most of this upcoming power period.
The recent strong focus on friendships, networking, goal-setting, and community or group connections in your life continues, dear Libra, and the New Moon today brings good energy for new beginnings on these fronts. Today and tomorrow are powerful for seeing relationships in a new way and for motivating you to take steps to fix or change your interactions with others and/or your long-term goal, dreams, and plans. Some might be especially motivated to fix a friendship or possibly even cut one out of your life. This is about recognizing what has been holding you back from living your life authentically. Keep in mind that this can be an impulsive time, so you may want to hold off on making big changes, but it’s also important to allow your intuition to work. You may be seeing those things, people, and situations that you truly value in a different light.
The New Moon occurring this morning energizes your career and reputation sector, dear Scorpio. This sector of your solar chart has been busy as of late, and is currently hosting the Sun, retrograde Venus, and Mars. The lunation today and the conjunction of the Sun with Venus tomorrow point to a powerful time for new beginnings, particularly as they relate to ridding yourself of outdated or dysfunctional attitudes and possibly even projects that have been holding you back from moving forward. Old plans or projects may fall out of focus as you make room for new ones. A sense of re-invigoration can be felt when it comes to career or life-plan goals, responsibilities, and ambitions. Relationships and ties to the past can be in strong focus now, and you may in fact be seeing something or someone in a different light.
A New Moon occurs in your sector of spirit and growth, dear Sagittarius, and this stimulates your desire to learn, improve, and experience life on your own terms. You may be attracting events that widen your experience and deepen your understanding of your life’s purpose. This New Moon puts special emphasis on activities that break you out of the usual routine and truly allow you to feel connected with life and spirit. You have more courage to pursue your dreams. However, with retrograde Venus here, you are also reevaluating your goals and attachments. In fact, there is a strong emphasis now on putting dysfunctional or negative attitudes, ideas, and beliefs behind you, and powerful energy for doing so. There can be new ideas for learning and discovery coming to you now and this week, or renewed interests and plans.
With a New Moon in your solar eighth house occurring this morning and aligned with retrograde Venus, dear Capricorn, this is a powerful time for opportunities to rid yourself of restrictive or self-limiting attitudes. It’s also strong for reworking your approach to pursuing your desires and living your life feeling more empowered and in charge. You may have a different view of what you want from yourself and from others now, and this insight can bring about important changes in the weeks ahead. For some of you, there could be a situation revolving around finances, debts, shared resources, and support that requires changes and adjustments. With Venus retrograde here at the same time, there can be some challenges involved or a focus on the past. This also gives you the opportunity to see people, relationships, yourself, and situations in a new light, which can in turn lead to a fresh start or new beginning.
If you need a fresh start or need to end a significant project (or even attitude), this is a strong time for doing so, dear Aquarius. First, a New Moon occurs today in your partnership zone. Tomorrow, the Sun and retrograde Venus meet in a conjunction, and both events mark the beginnings of a new cycle and a symbolic fresh start or wiping of the slate clean. The desire or need to cooperate and merge with others is strong right now, but so is the need to truly get along. If relationships or attitudes are becoming dysfunctional, it’s time to start anew. Many of you will be redefining your relationships or relationship needs, seeing what you value in a new light. What you feel and see now are important, but do watch for impulsive moves. Try to wait things out before making big changes.
There has been a strong emphasis on work, health, and routines recently, dear Pisces, and the New Moon today can help motivate you to take charge of these matters. Tomorrow’s inferior conjunction of the Sun and Venus is another impulsive, “new slate” energy occurring in the same sector of your chart, making this time an especially powerful one for clearing the decks and beginning anew. You might be seeing who and what you value in an all-new way. Your working environment, daily life and schedules, health, wellness, and connection with the work you do are all part of this. If you need to let go of self-limiting attitudes or projects that are holding you back or consuming too much of your valuable time, this can be a strong time for doing so. Think in terms of resolutions to improve your daily life and outlook now.
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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: 14 Aug 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Leo
Description: The Moon in Leo
We have a stronger need for appreciation, shows of affection and warmth, and excitement. We are proud and conduct ourselves accordingly. This is a time for having some fun, being creative and childlike, and enjoying life. It’s also a good time for organizing and managing.
Date & Time: 14 Aug 2015 10:53 am
Event: New Moon at 21°Le30′
Date & Time: 14 Aug 2015 1:04 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Nod
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting North Node
There may be the need to pause to adjust things before moving plans forward. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now.
Date & Time: 14 Aug 2015 3:46 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: 14 Aug 2015 8:36 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Uranus
We are open to new ideas. A break in the routine is pleasing now. We could be experimenting with new ideas or feelings. There can be chance meetings, events that occur that open our minds or our awareness.
Date & Time: 14 Aug 2015 8:50 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: 14 Aug 2015 10:53 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Sun
It’s a New Moon and we have a chance to wipe the slate clean and start anew. This can be an impulsive time.
Date & Time: 14 Aug 2015 2:25 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Venus
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Love and romance can be favorable. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth. Love is grand! Affection, love, and romance are in the air.
Date & Time: 14 Aug 2015 11:28 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: 14 Aug 2015 8:30 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqr Pal
Description: Transiting Mercury Square Transiting Pallas
There can be mental tension and disorganization, making this a difficult time to get a clear message across.
Date & Time: 14 Aug 2015 3:50 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sat Cpl Pal
Description: Transiting Saturn ContraParallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: 14 Aug 2015 3:00 am
Event: Tr-Tr Chi Cpl Nod
Description: Transiting Chiron ContraParallel Transiting North Node
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.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
This is not a time that we tend to naturally initiate actions. We may be stronger at following up than starting anew. Survival mechanisms may be weaker now.
We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.
LUNAR PHASE: NEW MOON
Moon 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an energetic, impulsive, and subjective period of time. We are looking for new projects and opportunities.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on August 14th:
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 LEO
You have an emotional need for praise and attention. Under stress you may show off in order to gain attention, or become arrogant. You may be proud of your mother, or she may be very proud of you.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION THE SUN Orb 0°31′ Separating
A New Moon. Intensity of focus, a new beginning, fresh energy, intiative, impulse.
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 1°17′ Applying
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 8°37′ Applying
We want to honor our inner code. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. Our feelings expand or are magnified, for better or for worse. It’s generally a good time to teach, learn, write, express ourselves, reach out, travel, publish, and promote. We may go over the top, however.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 6°20′ Applying
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is important now.
TRINE URANUS Orb 1°43′ Separating
We are open to new ideas, ways of expressing ourselves and our feelings. A break in the routine is pleasing now. We could be experimenting with new ideas or feelings. There can be chance meetings, events that occur that open our hearts or our emotional awareness.
QUINCUNX CHIRON Orb 1°36′ Separating
We could be misjudging our sensitivity levels and making poor choices as a result. Decisions made now may not reflect our hearts, and can be regrettable later on.
THE SUN IN LEO
You are good-hearted, have a sunny personality, and a strong need for attention. You have a generous nature, but can be arrogant.
22ND DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left auricle
Sabian Symbol: A carrier pigeon.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 1°48′ Applying
We take pride in our ability to relate well with others or to smooth over differences now. Graciousness, diplomacy, charm, and some superficiality are themes. This is a good period for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance, all things considered.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 9°08′ Applying
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.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 6°51′ Applying
We can feel temporarily blocked or thwarted, and possibly less than confident. We might want to delay important decision making until a more enlightened, positive time.
TRINE URANUS Orb 1°12′ Separating
We are looking forward, happy and confident about making changes and improvements. We are willing to experiment and explore.
QUINCUNX CHIRON Orb 1°05′ Separating
We could misjudge our capabilities now and might end up pushing ourselves or others to a point where we feel hurt, rejected, or crticized. Or, we might struggle with a situation where we may need to humble ourselves. People or circumstances may seem to be exposing or playing on our vulnerabilities.
MERCURY IN VIRGO
You have a discriminating mind, and can be critical and analytical. You can also become obsessed with detailed knowledge. This may be to your detriment in daily life, although it is very beneficial for doing any kind of research. You like to be precise in your communications with others.
12TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Abdominal aorta
Sabian Symbol: A bride with her veil snatched away.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 2°38′ Separating
Our minds open to many different possibilities and options. We can feel inspired or we might be thinking in imaginative or possibly impractical ways. We see beyond physical or material concerns and solutions. There is extra sensitivity now. We may be dealing with deceptions or self-deceptions, and it can be difficult to be discriminating. We may not be seeing the obvious, and instead are imagining more complicated scenarios.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 1°51′ Applying
This is a good time for serious and determined study and investigation. We are drawn to looking for truths and to unexplored topics and ideas.
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.
24TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Papillary muscles
Sabian Symbol: A yogi with transcendent powers yet untidy & unkempt.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE URANUS Orb 3°00′ Applying
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.
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.
4TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left carotid artery
Sabian Symbol: A man formally dressed and a deer with its horns folded (hanging on a club-house wall).
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE SATURN Orb 5°16′ Separating
We can be reserved but possess self-control now. We are better able to focus on priorities or practical affairs. This is a good time to take care of details, to get organized, and to put in hard work.
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.
1ST DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Duodenum
Sabian Symbol: In a portrait the best of a man’s traits are idealized.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE SATURN Orb 2°17′ Separating
We are faced with the need to temper our enthusiasm or to slow down to avoid overextending ourselves. This is a time for clarifying and editing projects and goals. We may need to cut back on something in order to grow in another area. Patience is required now.
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: A woman pleading 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).
21ST DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left fibula muscle
Sabian Symbol: A little white lamb, a child, and a servant.
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.
14TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Frontal lobes of brain
Sabian Symbol: A serpent coiling near a man and a woman.
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.
13TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Long saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A widow’s past brought to light.
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.
17TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Abdominal muscles
Sabian Symbol: A volcano in eruption.
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.
28TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right genicular arteries
Sabian Symbol: A large aviary.
HYGEIA IN LEO
You take pride in your health. You may have hobbies and pastimes linked with health.
18TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right cardiac cavity
Sabian Symbol: A chemist conducts an experiment before his students.
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.
11TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Gastric veins
Sabian Symbol: A clown making grimaces.
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 14 Aug 2015
Aspects to Mer 11°Vi31 +07°49′
Cnj 11°Vi31 ZOSMA — A victim or a savior
Aspects to Jup 00°Vi41 +12°02′
Cnj 00°Vi02 REGULUS*** Majestic, success, (revenge)