We get a chance for a new chapter, a new earnest effort under Friday’s new Moon in Virgo, conjunct Venus and Mars, trine change-inducing Uranus. While the mood can feel curious, industrious, if a bit brittle and sensitized, we can clearly see the changes that need to be made for our health and for the health of our ecosystem and society.
Though we may notice an existential nervy anxiety, listen to the worried litany it whispers, and think that this nervous energy is all about some personal event. We do need to pay attention to that voice but don’t need to let it run the show; just because it’s neurotic, doesn’t mean it’s wrong. We may need to pay attention to some concern or danger, but if we feel a big charge behind this worry, maybe we’ve tapped into that free-floating existential Virgoan worry, and blown it out of proportion. Get more facts.
Through this weekend we get clear about what we need to cut out, what we need to fertilize, and what we need to shift. Now we need the guts and fury to get started. Virgo asks us to sweat the details, and let a big philosophical decision inspire both large and incremental changes. Start with Labor Day weekend home-improvement chores, and work out from there.
As the weekend begins, Uranus loans us hope for fresh opportunity, but our minds may need to run through worst-case scenarios first. Get excited about possibilities at work. Look for small chores that help big pieces fall into place.
Saturday night through late Monday a more sociable Libra Moon encourages last picnics or trip to the beach while the crickets start their autumnal song. Questions of social justice are strong on our minds as Mercury trines Uranus. People are willing to have interesting conversations about what could actually work. We can have fun with a critical debate, just keep this fast-moving nervous critique away from deep and tender feelings. They don’t need debate, they need Virgoan empathy.
This trine between Mercury and Uranus, and between Mercury and Mars early next week, can bring a fresh material to our conversation, but can also stir the wind and speed the storms. Don’t underestimate the power of the winds. Or the capacity for some people to spout off a lot of hot air.
The mood sharpens Monday night as the Moon enters Scorpio and the Sun conjuncts Mars. Brave, thoughtful action is called for. We may be ready to make some important decisions, but can get feisty when we worry. If a child’s first day back to school is Tuesday, suggests they just use the time to get oriented, find their way around and remember where they are in their work, and don’t take other’s prickliness personal. Make new friends on Thursday and Friday when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
That Sagittarius Moon brings an impatient honesty and more sociable connections. Walk the dogs and kids. Scan international news and get the bigger picture. Balance serious concerns with whatever fills the wells and increases resilience.
Friday, August 30: Inventory, sort and begin. Celebrate what’s worth taking into the future on this new Moon in Virgo. Treat nerves like the high-strung but potential-filled animals that they are; honor concerns but stay in the driver’s seat. What will make life better? Critical overtures made; sharp edges spoken. Anxious people get cranky, see it for what it is, and not a personal attack. We can surgically remove what is not working and make more room for what is. Productive meetings this afternoon as the Moon trine Saturn. Tonight, we may just need some time out of reality as the Moon opposes Neptune.
Moon trine Uranus 4:08 AM, Moon conjunct the Sun 4:37 AM, Moon conjunct Mars 6:14 AM, Moon conjunct Venus 12:12 PM, Moon trine Saturn 4:14 PM, Moon square Jupiter 5:38 PM, Moon opposed Neptune 9:34 PM.
Saturday, August 31: If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right, but it’s also worth doing with camaraderie, empathy, and a twinkle in our eye. Don’t get grim, tend to pragmatic Labor Day chores, but have fun while doing it. Tonight, there’s room to laugh and connect, and support our partnerships that may feel underappreciated. List in detail the wonderful things about each other.
Moon trine Pluto 2:46 AM, Moon enters Libra 5:09 PM.
Sunday, September 1: Rest as a way to celebrate the working world as Venus trines industrious Saturn this morning. Don’t test love, do show up for some requested compassionate action and be there for people in need. It furthers to think about, and respect, the work that we have and the work we want to call in. Look for fresh ideas, a fresh wind, a fresh approach as mental Mercury trines Uranus and stirs the conversation. We could all use a change of pace, a pleasant moment to soften edges.
Mercury trine Uranus 8:10 AM, Venus trine Saturn 12:48 PM, Moon square Saturn 3:39 PM, Moon sextile Jupiter 5:23 PM.
Monday, September 2: Fools walk where angels fear to tread, today the Sun conjuncts Mars and tomorrow as Mercury conjuncts Mars, we are brave, potentially heroic, but need to watch an accident prone or outspoken and unnecessarily critical edge. Put that ability to critique to good use. It furthers to be physically active, just pay attention. We can get excited and move too quickly or speak without thinking through consequences. The Moon enters Scorpio tonight as Venus squares Jupiter. Art furthers. Our hearts are stirred, and our logic can try to justify strong emotional statements though those statements are not based on logic at all. Own the feelings and put the mind to good use.
Moon square Pluto 2:33 AM, Moon conjunct Mars 4:42 AM, Venus square Jupiter 10:26 AM, Moon enters Scorpio 5:34 PM.
Tuesday, September 3: Orient to new places, explore, and assess the situation as Mercury conjuncts Mars. Thinking can be incisive, surgical rather than nurturing. Be cautious around stormy weather, sharp implements, or snarky comments. Drive safely and walk with attention.
Moon opposed Uranus 4:17 AM, Mercury conjunct Mars 9:39 AM, Moon sextile Mars 11:11 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 11:12 AM, Moon sextile Sun 11:57 AM, Moon sextile Saturn 5:18 PM, Sun conjunct Mercury 7:40 PM, Moon sextile Venus 10:31 PM, Moon trine Neptune 11:09 PM.
Wednesday, September 4: The day starts thoughtful, even grim under a Scorpio Moon and ends more upbeat as the Moon enters Sagittarius. People are a bit stand-offish and private this morning, but we can excel in creative and spiritual work as Venus opposes Neptune. Hold off on major aesthetic decisions, and be careful to not project hopes and fears in one’s romantic life. If a beloved isn’t making sense, don’t guess: ask. It furthers to contemplatively sit by the water. We can laugh at ourselves and others tonight.
Moon sextile Pluto 4:58 AM, Venus conjunct Neptune 5:25 AM, Moon enters Sagittarius 9:07 PM
Thursday, September 5: We’re more willing to meet strangers and make new friends, but more pragmatic problems may arise that stimulate mixed or anxious feelings as that Moon squares Neptune. A situation may be more complicated than it first looks, but we can find solutions if we neither get tangled nor walk away, but look for a reasonable way through. Look for less opinion, more concrete data. Listen for sane musings in a crazy situation as Mercury trines Saturn later on.
Mercury trines Saturn 6:37 AM, Moon square Mars 6:48 PM, Moon square Sun 9:10 PM.
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