Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 30

We can trust our instincts today because the Moon shifts into hypersensitive Cancer at 7:32 am EDT, enabling us to feel ripples in the field before they reach our threshold of perception. We are aware that the universe is mysterious while the Moon forms free-flowing trines with psychic Neptune and karmic Saturn. However, we still may overreact now, even if we don’t reveal our true feelings as communicator Mercury sextiles excessive Jupiter.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may try to emotionally withdraw today, but your friends or co-workers won’t let you retreat without good reason. They might seem overly aggressive today, which is an interesting turn since you are often the assertive one. Instead of retreating all the way, find a comfortable halfway point where you still can interact with others so everyone feels satisfied.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Refusing to adapt to someone else’s schedule today may be your way of exerting control over an inequality that’s actually outside your sphere of influence. Others might think you are being childish, yet you are very serious about leaving yourself a little room now to exercise your flexibility. Normally, it’s your desire for stability that people honor, but now it currently works the other way around. Being adaptable allows you to have the most fun.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

If you’re unsure about your feelings today, you might attempt to overcompensate in order to prevent others from sensing your doubts. You may state your case clearly and then defend it eloquently, convincing everyone that you are passionate about your cause. Meanwhile, your angst could become a problem if your ambivalence remains stronger than your need to choose. Assume the best possible outcome and then take appropriate action; the power of positive thinking can’t be overemphasized.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You don’t have to say a word for others to understand how you are feeling today. It’s as if you’re wearing your heart on your sleeve now that the moody Cancer Moon is moving through your 1st House of Personality. Nevertheless, you’re likely to talk up a storm once you overcome your inertia and initiate a conversation about a controversial subject. Luckily, you may receive more support than you expect if you’re willing to take a risk and share what’s on your mind.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You can accumulate power today by keeping your deepest needs to yourself. The reflective Moon shifts into your 12th House of Secrets early this morning to remind you of the momentum you can build by not telling anyone about your deepest needs. But even your temporary fear of rejection may not be enough to keep you completely isolated. Consider all the valid reasons to hide your agenda. Then stretch beyond your comfort level and lay your cards on the table for all to see. Revealing your vulnerabilities is hard work that will be rewarded sooner than you think.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your tendency to approach your friends and colleagues with unnecessary caution now is supported by your methodical assessment. Fortunately, your precise perceptions and incisive logic sharpen your intuitive instincts, building your confidence level high enough, prompting you to explain your thought process to others. Don’t be afraid to share your gifts — especially now when your message is so vital.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You need to balance your ambitious nature with a softer and more sensitive side of your personality today. On one hand, you’re enthusiastic to get ahead now that the Moon shifts into your 10th House of Public Status. On the other hand, your commitment to your family may be even more important than your desire for success. Don’t waste time wondering which way to go. Fortunately, your inner voice offers the best advice if you just take time to tune into your imagination and listen.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You might not be telling anyone about your new plans for the next stage of your life. Maybe it’s because you aren’t ready for any realistic feedback; however, a fresh perspective can help you fine-tune your ideas. But you aren’t so interested in the little details since the wistful Cancer Moon in your 9th House of Big Ideas encourages you to dream about your connection to the universe. Thankfully, you don’t have to take an all-or-nothing position. Sharing a few thoughts is a good start and can get the ball rolling in the right direction.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You don’t have as much time as you think now, so it’s unwise to promise the sky unless you’re sure you can deliver the goods. Mischievous Mercury supports auspicious Jupiter in your 8th House of Shared Resources, enabling you to profit from a joint enterprise if you are realistic in your assessment. Unfortunately, you could be quick to gloss over an important detail if it stands in your way. Exhibiting confidence is healthy, but only if your optimism is supported by the facts.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You have your own agenda today and may grow irritable if people make emotional demands on your time. Naturally, you’re eager to help a friend, but it may be difficult to let go of your attachment to your previous schedule. Forget about your own agenda for a while and take your cues from others now. Changing your attitude by temporarily shifting your attention away from your personal goals is easier once you realize that it’s also for your own good.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be a bit anxious today because the moody Cancer Moon highlights your discomfort with your emotions. Fortunately, your feelings can be a source of strength if you don’t attempt to avoid or deny them. Instead of closing down your sensitive perceptions, consciously widen your perspective by concentrating on your long-term goals. Opening your heart deepens your connection with the entire universe.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You can be quite playful now that the Moon is dancing through your 5th House of Fun and Games. However, you still must exercise a bit of discipline because others can make an activity seem so good that you’re tempted to drop everything and head off to follow them. Don’t wait for your boss to get on your case about something you didn’t complete. Finishing your work before you escape will only sweeten your search for pleasure.

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Weekend Love Horoscopes for Aug. 30 – Sept. 1

Weekend Love Horoscopes

August 30 to Sept. 1:

Timing Is Everything

Maria DeSimone

Maria DeSimone on the topics of love, horoscopes, astrology

What a contradiction of energies! During the first half of the weekend, while the Moon is in Cancer, you’ll focus more on guarding your feelings when it comes to love. If you play your cards right however, you can enjoy the best of the Cancer Moon to maximize tender affection between you and your sweetheart. By late Sunday the mood will radically shift as the Moon enters playful Leo. You’ll wonder why you didn’t have more fun this weekend.

Admittedly, it might be difficult to feel carefree early Saturday when the Moon in Cancer is busy rubbing elbows with Pluto and Uranus. Friday evening should be quite lovely though since the Moon will be at a gorgeous trine to Saturn and then sextile the Sun. Consider inviting your love over for a home cooked meal or going out to one of your “tried and true” favorite places for date night.

If you head into bed early Friday night and sleep in Saturday morning, you’ll be lucky enough to completely bypass the tension between the Moon, Pluto and Uranus. The rest of the weekend will be mild and Sunday will be your night for sexy romance as the Moon in Leo will connect to Mars. Thankfully, it’s a long weekend in the US since Monday is Labor Day. If you don’t have the day off, you might need to call out. Physical acrobatics in the bedroom will likely leave you lethargic by Monday morning! Of course, it’ll be well worth it!

* Your Weekend Love Horoscope is now written by counseling Astrologer Maria DeSimone, who knows love, dating and relationships better than anyone. Maria tracks the planets so you can make the right romantic moves every weekend!

Daily Cosmic Calendar for August 30th

The last two days of August 2013 are much more favorable than the first two days of this month. Gone are the tense sky patterns that potentially wreaked havoc around the world and in humanity as July morphed into August. Instead, once the Moon leaves void status in Gemini by entering its natural abode of Cancer (4:34AM), there is a renewal of focus on home and family concerns. Plus, a Grand Triangle in water signs is present since the Moon trines Neptune in Pisces (12:24PM) as well as Saturn in Scorpio (6:54PM). This can bring the odd couple of materialistic-logical-pragmatic Saturn and religious-spiritual-idealistic Neptune to the bargaining table — allowing you to create a delicate rainbow bridge between whatever represents Earth and Heaven to you personally.  It doesn’t hurt at all that Vesta makes an inspirational, 72-degree link to Saturn (3:26AM) while Mercury forges a supportive, 60-degree connection with Jupiter (8:11PM). The Vesta-Saturn and Mercury-Jupiter favorable sky patterns can help you gradually increase the value of your assets and investments through enhanced intellectual and intuitive ways of thinking.  If you want to be more active in a physical manner today, there is the joy of cooking, baking, gardening, and traveling down memory lane by investigating your ancestral tree. (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.)

Calendar of the Moon for August 30th

Calendar of the Moon

Dark Moon Night

Color: Black
Element: Air
Altar: Upon a black cloth set a single black candle, incense, an iron sickle laid to mimic the direction of the waning moon, a cup of water, a lock of silver hair, and a white bone.
Offerings: Bones. Stones. Menstrual blood. Give something up.
Daily Meal: Soup of some sort, cooked in a cauldron, eaten in silence.

Dark Moon Invocation

At this time, in the dark of the moon,
When the Silver Lady ages
To an old woman in the dark,
Haunting crossroads, working magic,
Stirring her cauldron
Of poison that heals,
Grandmother Moon of sorcery
And wisdom, who sees all
And reveals little to our searching eyes.
Moon of Death, Moon of mystery,
Moon of silence who hides her face,
Let us learn silence from your averted gaze
Let us learn patience from your aging face
Let us feel for the dark places within us
And find our way down your path in the darkness
Which is utter and complete
But not impenetrable.
As darkness wraps us,
So silence heals us.
As darkness finds us,
So silence guides us.
As darkness speaks,
So silence falls.

(The candle is blown out, and all leave in silence. From the beginning of this rite at Hesperis until the dawn, silence will rule in the house. Talking must be done only in whispers, and between no more than two people, and only for that which is necessary. Long meditation is encouraged, and all work must be done quietly if possible. The evening meal should be eaten by candlelight, and only candles may light the house, except for the sake of certain important work.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for August 30th

Calendar of the Sun

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Charistheria

Color: White
Element: Water
Altar: Upon a white cloth set two white candles, a chalice of milk, white bread, and a dish shaped like open hands.
Offering: Work for a charity.
Daily Meal: Except for what is shared in ritual, fasting today until Hesperis.

Charistheria Invocation

We open our hands to others
And we do not judge their deserving,
For none of us, hard though we try,
Are always deserving ourselves.
To seek the path of grace
Begins with graciousness.
To learn the dance of graciousness
Requires learning grace
In the giving and the taking.
Holy Charis, embodiment of grace
And graciousness, you whose hands
Are always open to all,
Help us to step beyond our feelings
Of who is deserving, who is worthy,
Who commands our compassion,
Who is pitiable, who is loved.
Help us to step beyond our emotions
Of who should receive your gifts, and ours,
Yet do not ever let us cease feeling,
For your gifts are not given out of cold duty
But out of universal love.
We open our hands to others
And we do not judge their deserving,
For none of us, hard though we try,
Are always deserving ourselves.

(One who has been chosen to do the work of the ritual, and who should be dressed in white, brings the bread and milk to each person, and says, “You take, but you do not now give, for this is charity.” Each person replies, “Now I take, but later I give, for charity is grace,” and partakes of the bread and milk. Any remaining is poured out as a libation.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Current Moon Phase for Aug. 30th – Last Quarter

Last Quarter Moon

(waning/36% illumination)

The time of reaping is at hand. There is a feeling of completion infused into the atmosphere during the Last Quarter Moon. The opportunity opens to recognize how far you’ve come in various parts of your life. This is not a good time for new beginnings, but rather a reflective period suited to evaluating how you have been using your time and what has been accomplished. Issues of authority may arise. This Moon phase supports taking responsibility for actively tying up the loose ends of projects that are already underway.

In the Good Old Summertime

Summer Comments & Graphics
“There’s a time each year
That we always hold dear,
Good old summer time;
With the birds and the trees’es
And sweet scented breezes,
Good old summer time,
When you day’s work is over
Then you are in clover,
And life is one beautiful rhyme,
No trouble annoying,
Each one is enjoying,
The good old summer time.”

Lyrics by Ron Shields

  In the Good Old Summertime 

TGIF! Thank The Goddess It Is Friday! May You Have A Very Blessed One, my friends!

Good Friday Morning, my loved ones! How are you doing today? I hope super-duper again, lol! I don’t know if some of you are lucky enough to have Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday off. Or do you just have Friday off? Or do you just have Monday off? Or do you…….? You tell me, lol!

Question of the Day or even the Century for that matter…..

HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE A WITCH? Or did something happen to make you suddenly realize “I’m A Witch?”

*You will see this question reappear throughout today’s postings. Just a little reminder that we have quite a few new ones are going to be looking for the answer to this question.*