Tread lightly and softly as the fourth workweek in September gets underway. Nervous tensions may be soaring as the Moon parallels Uranus (1:17AM) and Venus (3:28AM) while the two largest celestial bodies in our solar system — the Sun and Jupiter — play a game of frictional, 45-degree contact (4:48AM). This wouldn’t be so challenging except these three sky patterns are happening on the same day that Pluto pauses to shift from reverse to forward at 11 degrees of Capricorn (5:37PM) while the Sun leaves earthy Virgo to enter airy Libra (7:30PM) at one of the four main turning points of the year, the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. While the Pluto halt in the heavens is considered to be precise at 5:37PM, as explained in yesterday’s calendar entry, this outer planet has really been virtually motionless for the last couple of days and will stay motionless for the next few days. All Pluto themes — death-rebirth, spiritual willpower, mental concentration, laser technology, in-depth research, psychology, purification, transformation, metamorphosis, atomic and nuclear energy, hypnosis, reincarnation, the underworld, phobias, repressed emotions and extremes of any kind — are activated throughout the day. Do everything you can to bypass intense problems and temperamental individuals who could put you on the defensive and wreak havoc in your life. On the other hand, if you are the kind of person who thrives under pressure and can be the Rock of Gibraltar for family members, friends or associates on the skids, then this may be a day when you can shine your light while many souls are lost in the shadows. Consider that while the Sun is beginning a new, 30-day cycle in sociable and artistic Libra, the dark-of-the-moon monthly cycle is simultaneously at work — suggesting the need to complete old business over the next 24 hours and until the Libra New Moon is a reality. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
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If you are looking for a reasonably down-to-earth day to accomplish some key tasks and errands, this is probably it — for the time-being. Before you know it, the cosmic pranksters of our solar system will be churning up societal disarray and wreaking havoc through a wide swath of the human population — starting tomorrow and lasting until Thursday August 11. Right now you can tweak a potentially frictional, 45-degree tie from Mercury to Saturn (3:20AM) to your advantage by learning from esteemed mentors and being logical on the business front. In addition, the monthly Moon-Pluto union in Capricorn (9:57AM) — an alignment that always has a disturbing edge to it — doesn’t have to put your emotions in a tightening vice, but could be a catalyst to tune into your spiritual willpower and mental concentration via the kinds of laser beams used in medicine and industrial work. Rewards can begin piling up for your all-around benefit during one of two, monthly trines between the Moon and Sun (11:46AM). Get set this evening for the onslaught of stormy celestial conditions arriving on the scene tomorrow. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
Psychic Tip of the Day
August 5th, 2015
This is an organized place in the solar system. Your love life will fit into a practical scheme quite soon, although it may get more than your curtains. Will structure help?
(2:31AM). Anytime the largest bodies in the solar system are at loggerheads there is a tendency toward pride and over-confidence. However, less than five hours later, love vibrations sound a joyful note — thanks to the monthly Moon-Venus union in Aries (7:08AM). Don’t be too surprised if Cupid’s arrows strike their target as a Moon-Venus contact like this can equate with romantic overtures. This aspect also doubles as a support for creative artistic expression and social activities. A potential impediment to forward progress clocks in later on when the Moon in Aries begins a void uncertainty zone at 8:59AM that lasts until 2:29PM. It is wise to complete odd jobs with a quiet sense of accomplishment during this 5+ hour, weakened lunar transit. Once the Moon enters the sign of its exaltation — Taurus — at 2:29PM, Mother Nature pulls you into her nurturing orbit. Gardening and visiting favorite countryside trails are highlighted. Get back into your exercise routines with enthusiasm. Insights abound concerning business, literary, educational or multi-media projects as Mercury form a 72-degree rapport with lightning-like Uranus (4:27PM). If safety, security and investment-oriented themes are being injected into your waking consciousness with increasing frequency, then you are tuning into Vesta’s shift from reverse to forward coming up on Tuesday. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
(waxing/12% of Illumination)
The New Moon is a time best suited for new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you.
(waning /12% of illumination)
This is a time to rest, reevaluate and reflect, pulling back into yourself to reconnect with inner sources of strength. Now is not a time to initiate anything new. It’s a phase suited to spending time with friends and getting in touch with the “big picture.” A window of opportunity exists for seeing your life objectively and becoming aware of what is important to you. At this point, what are your dreams and aspirations? What larger goals can you aspire to that will bring vitality and excitement into your life? This is a time for resting and gaining inner strength to prepare for a new cycle.
The Equirria was an ancient Roman festival of horse-racing held in honor of the God Mars. It was said to have been established by Romulus and held in the Campus Martius on Caelian Hill. There was a similar festival held on March 14 called the Mamuralia.
Mars was originally a God of agriculture and guardian of fields and boundaries, known as Mamers, Maris, or Marmar. He became identified with the Greek God Ares and so assumed the major role of war God. He was regarded as the son of Juno, and the month of March was named after him. He had a succession of festivals in February, March, and October.
Magickal Activity for Equirria
The First Pentacle of Mars
The First Pentacle of Mars is used to invoke the powers of Mars for gaining courage, enthusiasm, ambition, and all physical accomplishments.
You will need:A square of red card stock 1 Red red votive candle in a glass holder A small red cloth bag
Inscribe the First Pentacle of Mars on the red square of card stock. Light the red votive candle, and place it on top of the pentacle as you chant:“Almighty warrior and God of power, Fill me with courage from this hour.”
Allow the candle to burn completely out. Place the pentacle in the red bag and carry for courage
As the second month of 2014 begins winding down toward the beginning of March, the next ten days will see a flurry of major planetary alignments as well as celestial stations — where key bodies in our solar system appear to stop from the Earth’s perspective to move either retrograde or direct. Right now, Pluto attempts to seize center stage by making its monthly union with the Moon in Capricorn (8:22AM) while Pluto also forms a fairly rare, 60-degree rapport with Chiron in Pisces (2:36PM). Intensity and extremes are always huge potentials when Pluto makes an appearance in the human domain. Tuning into your spiritual willpower and laser-like mental concentration will give you a clear boost. The Moon and Venus attempt to ratchet up love vibrations and their romantic frequency as these two goddesses of the heavens parallel (6:05PM) and then unite in Capricorn (9:18PM). What may keep the love boat anchored at shore are a somewhat dour Moon-Saturn parallel (9:00PM) and a far more unpredictable, surprising square between Jupiter in Cancer and Uranus in Aries (11:30PM). Whatever stability and reassurance you can muster around these time-periods can become a saving grace. With a little maneuvering and clever attitude-shifting, the frictional nature of the Jupiter-Uranus 90-degree aspect could turn into a tour de force — providing you with a cornucopia of insights on the cutting edge of science, medicine, and arcane studies. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]