Your Ancient Symbol Reading for the Upcoming Weekend
Past Influence whose impact on your life will be waning.
While physical travel may be involved, The Journey represents an individual’s spiritual trek from one point to another. The Journey is represented by a sailboat gliding across an open sea. Like those traversing the ocean The Journey requires that we move off the firm ground of our present state and strike out for a new destination. The trip itself may well be full of adventure and challenges. There may be times when we lose sight of where we came from and possibly not even know where we’re going. Storms may crop up without warning. Diversions may slow our progress to our destination down. While it’s good to have an idea of where you want to go, it’s equally important to remember that often it’s the getting there and not the destination that is the most rewarding. To take such a spiritual voyage takes courage and conviction that direction in which your are moving is right for you.
Present Influence whose impact on your life that will be very strong.
The elegant Swan is an ideal symbol of beauty and grace. Its flowing curves and fluid movement give an ethereal air of perfection realized. The Swan’s beauty embodies the feminine (Yin) qualities of intuition and sensitivity. But The Swan does not begin life as a creature who appears to be the creation of divine inspiration. Indeed at birth The Swan is an ungainly creature that lacks any indications of the magnificent being it is destined to become. The Swan’s transformation from ordinary to extraordinary have made it an emblem of discovering the beauty and power of your true self.
Future influence whose impact on your life that are growing and will be very strong in this weekend.
The powerful Owl easily makes its way through the darkest night on muted wings. Often it is only their haunting call echoing across the land that lets us know The Owl is near. Because of its amazing night vision, many cultures have attributed wisdom and the ability to uncover even the deepest secrets to the enigmatic, noble Owl. The Owl’s nocturnal prowess has lead many to see them as a messenger between the material and spirit worlds. Cultures as distinct as the African Zulus and ancient Celtics have ascribed magical powers to The Owl made them a revered companion to shaman and wizards.
Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today
While similar to classic Tarot’s Strength card, Lust goes a step further by suggesting we should enjoy the pleasures of exercising our strengths, sating our passions, and embracing that which allows one to express the majesty of their unique self. The lust this card indicates is not purely sexual, but at its most basic this lust is a primal desire to experience life to the fullest degree possible while taming our more beastly side. Lust implies that we not fight with our base instincts, but rather that we accept and manage and nourish them as an essential aspect of maintaining a balanced, complete self.
Your Rune Reading for the Upcoming Weekend
The Past That Will Once Again Appear
Raidho may mark the coming of a physical or spiritual journey. Whichever the case, changes in your life are soon to come. Spiritual or material goals may be attained.
The Present Situation You Will Find Yourself In
The Ice Rune, represents stagnation and a passionless existence. Your life’s course may seem blurry at the moment, but if you persevere you will move onto better days.
A Glimpse of The Future
Jera denotes positive, recurring cycles, fertility and a time to harvest rewards from your hard work.
Your Personal Tarot Card for the Upcoming Weekend
Your Power Cards
This drawing represent strengths you were born with and will emerge this weekend.
The Emperor is gifted with the skills to successfully lead others. He can turn chaos into order, provide structure to that which is unbound. He is quick of mind and confident in his power and right to rule, and does so in a just manner. Although stern by nature, he truly is the ultimate father figure. He will provide as needed, teach those with unanswered questions, protect the vulnerable, set and maintain boundaries. His perfect world runs on schedule and is free of any disturbances. What the Emperor must be wary of is setting boundaries and rules where none are needed. If he isn’t he may well become a tyrant.
When The Hierophant or Justice are among your personal cards, the influence of The Emperor may be increased. Having The Empress in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Emperor.
This card represents the dreamer in you, the idealist, the mystic. The Fool desires to do great things, but is often unaware of just how difficult great things are to do. He must always be very careful of the choices he makes, and remember knowledge is his ally. The Fool often symbolizes a new beginning, unrestrained optimism, and curiosity that hasn’t been dulled by time. While The Fool may well indicate a lack of experience or grasp of the pitfalls along the path he is taking, it is equally true that his lack of experience leads him to believe all things are possible, which brings even impossible goals within his grasp.
When The Hanged Man or The Star are among your personal cards, the influence of The Fool may be increased. Having The Devil in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Fool.
Your Personal Daily Tarot Card
Justice signifies the principle that although things sometimes seem askew the Universe is ultimately fair. We may not see or understand why things happen, but most of us sense there is in fact a reason and that balance exists even when it is beyond our vision. Justice denotes fairness regardless of who you are. At its purest the forces embodied by Justice give us the power to see without bias, and the courage to be accountable for our actions. These powers also test our faith at times. These powers give us the tools and strength to fight injustice in our everyday life. All we have to do is use them.
Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..
Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, August 13th
Powerful planetary energies are at play today as romantic Venus forms a harsh square with nay-saying Saturn. It’s not that love is impossible; it’s just that we need to work for it. There are no free lunches when Saturn turns direct, requiring honesty even if we try to sidestep emotional conflict. Nevertheless, anything can happen while the adventurous Sagittarius Moon harmonizes with rule-breaking Uranus and then rattles indulgent Jupiter.
Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19
You could feel as if you’re undergoing an emotional stress test today. Romantic expectations may suddenly deflate as they run into cold, hard truths. But this sobering lesson is only meant to start a process; if love is to last, it must weather the rough patches as well as rejoice when the road is smooth. Nevertheless, the realization that everything is imperfect can create undue ripples of discontent. Face disappointment with an open heart, for any relationship that overcomes difficulties has a greater chance of success in the long run.
Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20
You are reluctantly re-evaluating your relationship goals and making necessary adjustments. Forbidding Saturn stresses vulnerable Venus in your 5th House of Play today, leaving you to wonder why you work so hard for emotional satisfaction. You are ready to draw a line because you can’t continue to give up ground at home or work, for love or money. Stand up for yourself to gain respect, but do it calmly. Remember your birthright as a Taurus: You don’t have to hurry to prove your point. Commit to the long haul; happiness is yours if you make a sincere effort to do your very best.
Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20
Your romantic fantasies fall short of reality today, temporarily isolating you from loved ones. Loneliness and self-doubt are possible consequences when your friends don’t understand what you need. Thankfully, feelings of rejection won’t prevent you from trying to bridge the gulf of misunderstanding. You can’t stay sad for long while the uplifting Sagittarius Moon trines uncontainable Uranus and squares jovial Jupiter. Remember Nelson Mandela who said, “Do not judge me by my successes; judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Resiliency is your middle name.
Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22
No one can soothe your angst today, until you examine your own buried feelings. Lovable Venus in your 3rd House of Communication squares austere Saturn, tempting you to erect walls to protect your heart from rejection. Unfortunately, people might put so much emotional pressure on you that it seems as if you can’t do anything right. But retreating into the safety of your shell won’t solve anything. There may be such a great sense of urgency that you could make matters worse if you try to suppress your discontent. Author Alice Walker wrote, “Hard times require furious dancing.”
Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22
No matter how clever you think you are today, something may prevent you from getting the acknowledgment you deserve. Earning approval requires diligence now as well as talent. Social awkwardness is one possible outcome of the dynamic square between affectionate Venus and demanding Saturn. Dealing with intimacy in relationships can be challenging, but nothing is gained if you pull away from someone you love. Lean into your fear of rejection, for that’s where you will find the sweetest rewards. Cherish the treasures of the heart.
Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22
It’s wise not to make any drastic decisions for a few days, because even the most amazing relationship can ebb and flow now. Family dynamics may be the source of tension when unyielding Saturn squares accountable Venus in your 4th House of Domestic Conditions. Disagreements about your self-expression could arise today, especially if you’ve neglected your fiscal responsibilities. The underlying stress won’t disappear until you give it your undivided attention. Carl Jung wrote, “What you resists, persists.”
Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22
Your entire world seems to be grinding to a halt, like reality is trying to teach you a valuable lesson. Meanwhile, your impatience grows; you have no interest in taking the time to negotiate in relationships or balance your bank accounts. Unfortunately, you must do exactly what you wish to avoid today. The stress continues to intensify only because the more pressure you feel now, the more stubborn you become. The paradox is that in showing some of your natural grace and flexibility by yielding to the needs of others, you can better demonstrate your strength and competence.
Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21
Stress levels regarding money and love may be uncomfortably high today as valuable Venus dynamically squares immovable Saturn in your 2nd House of Money and Resources. Unfortunately, you can’t easily hide your displeasure now and a simple path to your heart’s desire is nowhere to be found. Don’t push for resolution; just drag the issues out into the light of day and see what happens. Instead of worrying about everything that could go wrong, keep one eye on the past, one eye on the future, and your feet grounded in the present circumstances.
Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21
Patiently weighing the costs and benefits of any partnership leads to more responsible decisions today. It’s easy to be grumpy while ominous Saturn inhibits pleasure by dynamically squaring off with sensual Venus in your 10th House of Public Status. But recent self-doubt or moodiness isn’t sufficient to explain away your nagging dissatisfaction. Nevertheless, irrepressible desires for a new adventure conflict directly with your pressing obligations. Keeping everyone informed of your plans increases your independence without losing your integrity.
Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19
A powerful exchange may leave you feeling shocked and emotionally unsafe today. Thankfully, you can discover a stable place to stand while exacting Saturn and resourceful Venus battle for control. Saturn limits the approval you receive from others, possibly giving you more than one reason to doubt yourself. Running away or pretending you don’t care is an easy solution, but courageously digging in and dealing directly with relationship issues will produce more satisfying results.
Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18
A trivial event might remind you of what you lack in your life today. Sweet Venus squares stern Saturn, eliciting feelings of loneliness, even if you’re happily involved in an intimate relationship. Additionally, you might not have sufficient funds or time to take a pleasurable vacation you believe you deserve. Whatever obstacles Venus runs into now, don’t be too discouraged by the shortcomings of your life. Instead, use this time to clarify what you really need and what you’re willing to pay, emotionally and fiscally, in exchange. Counting your blessings cultivates a grateful heart.
Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20
You’re inspired to push past your usual limits of what you say and do today. You may expose an inconvenient truth or challenge yourself by trying something new. Nevertheless, you can ramble on too long or go too far if you don’t temper your enthusiasm with a healthy dose of self-restraint. Stirring conflict or promising to carry a heavier load than you can handle is more foolish than brave unless you stop to consider the consequences of your actions. Stay out of trouble by channeling your passion into your art.
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If You Were Born Today, August 12
You have a wonderful sense of humor. A “doer”, you tend to always keep yourself busy. You are one of the most resourceful people around, as you are often assessing usefulness and value of the things around you. You love to play, throughout life, and seem to be looking for ways to entertain yourself at every turn. Even so, you are a hard worker. You are a true pioneer in whatever you do, although you also do your best when you feel secure. As such, although you are a self-starter, the risks you take in life tend to be calculated ones. A true individualist, you also have very high ideals. You have a good sense for opportunities. In love, you are quite brave emotionally. Your emotions tend to be quite up and down, however, when it comes to matters of the heart, and you can surprise partners with great warmth and interest one day, and cool detachment the next. Famous people born today: Pete Sampras, Casey Affleck, Cecil B. De Mille, Mark Knopfler, Pat Metheny, Maggie Lawson, George Soros, Peter Krause, Rebecca Gayheart.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
With the Sun and Moon in harmony in your Solar Return chart, the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!
Jupiter moves into transiting harmony with your Sun from December 2016 forward. You have a stronger than usual desire to improve, grow, and learn. This is a fortunate aspect that helps boost optimism and confidence, and you can attract fortunate circumstances into your life as a result. Problems are easier to resolve. Matters related to universities, higher education, organized religion, publishing, legal affairs, and foreign interests can be especially favorable. It’s a good time to further your education. You are likely to enjoy a larger perspective on matters that keeps you from getting lost in details or overly frustrated by everyday stresses.
This is an excellent year for learning new things and meeting people who bring important information into your life. Making new contacts through learning and mental pursuits figures strongly.
However, there can be misunderstandings, misinformation, wishful thinking, or carelessness. Verify the facts before making decisions and avoid taking precipitate action. Certainly, you might often see things that others don’t, as you’re tuned into the subtle side of life and situations, but, at the same time, you may miss practical details.
Even so, your powers of investigation are strong – you go to the origin of a problem and work from there. There may be a project, idea, or person that demands much of your attention or occupies much of your thoughts. You are especially resourceful when your curiosity is piqued.
There can be some fireworks in key relationships this year. Feelings can sometimes run hot and cold in love. Your affections are strongly stimulated, and you are more acutely aware of your powers of attraction. You can enjoy an increase in personal magnetism, but timing can be off and you should be wary of competitiveness or tension in existing love relationships, as your passions run high, whether they‘re feelings of love or anger.
Marketing and promotional activities can thrive. Business revolving around the home, nutrition, cooking, and real estate may be particularly fruitful.
You may win respect and recognition for your work or craft this year. There is a good balance between learning from tradition and seeing things progressively.
Transiting Saturn transits in harmony with your Sun in December 2016. This suggests benefits from keeping your feet on the ground and paying attention to, and honoring, tradition as well as tried-and-true methods. Work you have done in the past begins to pay off now – not necessarily in dramatic ways, but in small, measurable ways. You may be recognized or rewarded in some way for the efforts you put forth. When you project a more responsible and credible “you”, people in authority are more inclined to appreciate you and recognize your work. This is a time in which you put your life in order in some significant manner. The key to success under this influence is adopting a realistic, practical, disciplined, and orderly approach to your life. Having a strong sense for both tradition and innovation opens doors for you. You have a real sense of tomorrow now, so it’s easier for you to take the necessary steps to make all of your “tomorrows” better.
There is steadiness in many areas of your life this year, although some relationships can be up and down. From December forward, you’re in an exceptionally strong position for taking advantage of new opportunities. There can be recognition for your work or talents. However, you may have a difficult time focusing on one or two projects during this period of life, and you can benefit from attempts to focus your energies.
2016 is a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is less active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract both things and people. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect.
2017 will be a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time, when it is easy to enjoy life and other people. Focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure. It is likely to be a rather lighthearted year, when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a good year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out, but avoid scattering your energies.
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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 12
Career, reputation, publishing, travel, legal matters, and education are all affected by Saturn in your solar chart right now, dear Aries, and these are areas of your life that may need some extra attention to rules and structure. Saturn’s direct move today is an empowering one, but the shift can bring sudden awareness of realities regarding any of these things. Examples could be receiving news about a career matter, recognizing a need to update your skills, or facing some pressure to perform on the job. The trick to managing this time in your life is to work on taming expectations and bringing them back to earth. Reminders that you should be paying attention to the realities of a situation can abound now. Self-improvement endeavors can be in focus and successful as you go forward.
There can be a disappointment this week, possibly peaking today and tomorrow, dear Taurus, when it comes to a financial or intimate relationship, a project that hasn’t taken off, or a matter surrounding travel, transportation, education, or communications. Saturn will soon begin moving forward after retrograde motion since March, and you become clearer about a responsibility to someone or a commitment in the coming weeks. There could be sobering news about a financial matter, or you might recognize that money matters are out of order and need to be organized. This places you in a more empowered position, even if there is a reality to deal with now.
Saturn is about to turn direct, dear Gemini, and you’re likely to receive a significant reminder of your responsibilities. While this may hang heavy in the air now, as you move forward, you are likely to have more clarity, particularly regarding a partnership or your feelings about relationships. Partnerships may have been put through the wringer recently, or you may be seeing the less flattering side of others or yourself through a relationship, but you are in a better position to see where you’re headed along these lines as you go forward. There could also be the need to manage a financial matter now. If you’ve been juggling too much, particularly related to attention spent on personal and domestic matters, you may need to add some variety in your life.
There is a tinge of seriousness to the day and the week, dear Cancer, with Saturn nearing its direct station and later clashing with Venus. If you have been putting more faith in a job, project, person, or relationship than they/it deserves, there could be a reality to face now. The untrue and impractical elements of your life or of recent events can emerge. This can lead to some feeling of being let down, but the good news is that you can also find a lot of strength in the fact that you now know where you stand. The weeks ahead are active for organizing your routines, work, and health regimes. Focus on clearing up clutter and firming up your work and daily routines. If you’ve taken on too many personal projects or interests, you could find that this impacts your attention to responsibilities or professional goals. Look for ways to divide your attention in a more balanced way, even if this means cutting back on certain activities.
With Saturn turning direct, dear Leo, you’ll be at your best if you see the benefits of facing reality, rather than nursing feelings of discouragement. Saturn’s direct station is a yearly occurrence, and this year affects your work, health, daily routines, romance, creative projects, and hobbies. You’ll be busy firming things up in some of these areas of life in the coming weeks. With an awkward Jupiter-Uranus transit, there may be a dilemma over funding for your travels, education, or adventures for some of you. For others, if you’ve taken on too many business projects or commitments, as much as you’re enjoying them, you could feel the need to free up some time for new or broader experiences and spontaneous activities. The challenge now is to find the time for both practical application and experimentation.
Challenges in your domestic life may surface this week, dear Virgo, with Saturn moving direct, but facing certain realities puts you in a strong position to manage them. Saturn’s direct move teaches us about managing our expectations. For some of you, there can be something uncomfortable in, or doubt surrounding, a love relationship. This is an important week for processing recent events and feelings, as well as for thinking up solid, structured plans of action, even if part of you is resisting this process. With Jupiter in your sign in a challenging aspect with Uranus, you have to watch for tensions that arise from doing or attempting too much. Remind yourself that you don’t need to rush. In fact, slowing down is important now.
Saturn is turning direct in your communications sector, dear Libra, making it a good time to firm up your work, routines, habits, and communications. Facing reality is ultimately strengthening, as knowing the truth is a powerful thing, even if it’s a little uncomfortable at first. Responsibilities and duties are magnified now, particularly related to learning, security, and home matters. As dull as this sounds, you’re inclined to feel good about taking charge, and you might enjoy formulating some long-term or big plans. On another level, a Jupiter-Uranus quincunx points to the need for a better balance in your life, particularly between your need for companionship and an increased need for solitude.
Saturn is coming to its yearly direct station, dear Scorpio, and there may be the need to face up to a responsibility or reality. Saturn is influencing money, resources, talents, communications, and learning in your solar chart, and any of these areas are likely to figure strongly now. A dream may not look as rosy as it did in the past or a financial matter may need attention. However, you can find tremendous strength in knowing where you stand. As uncomfortable as it may be to face reality in certain areas of your life, with some of the uncertainty gone, you can make better plans moving forward. The focus should be on actions that are responsible and mature. With a Jupiter-Uranus quincunx also influencing you now, be sure to remember to make time for yourself and life’s unexpected moments, and be sure that work and health matters get their due attention as well.
Saturn is coming to its yearly direct station, and this year, it’s in your sign, dear Sagittarius. This is an empowering change, but right now, responsibilities and problems may be magnified in your mind. There can be the need to pick up your socks in some manner now, and taking responsibility for health, personality, or financial matters may be necessary. In the weeks ahead, there can be a strong focus on getting organized, following the rules, and attention to practical details. Your ruler opposes Chiron and moves towards a quincunx with Uranus, serving as another checkpoint when it comes to expanding your goals, reach, or projects. Consider your need to “play” freely from time to time – to act on impulses, to do something fun or creative spontaneously. If you are filling up your life too full of projects, even if they are thoroughly exciting, you’ll end up feeling too burdened or overwhelmed.
Today, there can be some feelings of discouragement that ultimately lead to a sense of strength, dear Capricorn, with Saturn, your ruler, coming to its yearly station, this year in your solar twelfth house. You have been facing elements of your past that are resurfacing as truths or realities, and these are authentic learning experiences. Knowing your position can lead to making better plans, and now that Saturn is turning direct, you’ll feel more equipped to put negative habits and attitudes behind you. While serious energy can hang over you as this shift occurs, moving forward, you’re likely to feel stronger, more capable, and clearer. Even so, there can be some restlessness experienced today and on some level all week if you feel overwhelmed with things to do or choices to make. It’s important to make some time for freeform activities and leisure or else even your more enjoyable projects could end up feeling burdensome.
Saturn is turning direct in your sector of happiness goals, ideals, group connections, and friendships, dear Aquarius. Ultimately, truths coming to light will help you to get a better grip on the reality of friends who are on your side. For some, this influence can be about a long-term plan, aspiration, or goal rather than a relationship. You can make better plans knowing what is viable and what isn’t. It’s a strong time for organizing and analyzing. Decisions are hard to make right now, but once made, a sense of relief can arrive. Focus on moving forward, and the best possible way to do so. It’s important to look for ways to simplify or cut back, even if this is not the easiest choice. Watch for restlessness that leads to imprecise or sloppy communications.
Career matters become clearer now and in the coming weeks, dear Pisces. It’s easier to formulate goals with Saturn turning direct. Responsibilities to the outside world are magnified this week as you adjust to Saturn’s change of direction, and there could be some form of “reality check” to deal with. Ultimately, you’ll be in a stronger position, even if you feel some discouragement initially. Friendship, educational, legal or travel matters can begin to move forward. Focus on moving slowly towards your goals or into conversations, rather than rushing in. Find ways to either separate partnership and business, or aim to share as much as possible with someone close to you in order they gain more understanding of your goals.
This weekend presents a complicated confluence of planetary energy that will surely affect your love life. On Saturday, Saturn turns direct and then, in his power, squares Venus. As a result, you’ll have to face whatever it is about your love life that makes you feel limited or not as valued.
If you’re working so hard for love, it’s time to ask yourself why. Constantly feeling as if you’re the “Ugly Duckling” might set up a deep insecurity that’s quite destructive. Remember, beauty and self-worth are inside jobs.On Sunday Venus opposes Neptune, allowing you to either realize you are the beautiful swan after all, or, that you’re finally so exhausted dealing with illusions in your love life that you’re ready for a change.
This Weekend’s Romantic Rating*
* Heart ratings are based on the lunar cycle. They range from low to full, with low indicating a rocky weekend for romance and full indicating plenty of passionate potential.
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The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for August 12th
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.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
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 flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
Astrology of Today – August 12, 2016
- The Moon is in Sagittarius all day (until Sunday, August 14th, at 12:11 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- A First Quarter Moon occurred on the 10th and a Full Moon will occur on the 18th.
- Mars is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until August 22nd.