Overview of the Planets and the Stars for August 8th

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Overview of the Planets and the Stars for August 8th

 

The Moon enters Cancer minutes into the day, and we can be mainly focused on our personal lives, loved ones, and the need for security. While a Cancer Moon craves some familiarity, today’s astrology is busy. Mercury, Venus, and Chiron challenge one another, the Sun aligns with Mercury, and both the Sun and Mars form minor challenging aspects to Neptune.

A Mercury-Venus semi-square can point to some difficulties focusing and getting the right message across. We can be hypersensitive, especially with Chiron involved, and we may lack mental discipline now.

This morning, we may have a hard time focusing long enough to sink our teeth into a task. There can be some difficulties with expressing ourselves or enforcing our will directly, and touchiness is possible. Fear of being ineffective can undermine our confidence in doing new things and making definite or clear decisions. We might feel that others seem to be draining our energy, especially if it’s unclear what they want from us. We can be feeling slightly off or out of sorts if we’ve neglected our spiritual needs, and it makes sense to slow down and adjust.

Venus opposes Chiron this afternoon, and we are more aware and possibly resentful of imbalances in our relationships. What emerges now, while messy, can be telling, helping us turn a corner.

Another turning point potential happens with the inferior conjunction tonight. The Sun aligns with retrograde Mercury, giving us a unique window into the past as it might impact our future. This is a good time for processing recent events and ideas, and for beginning to look at problems or issues from a new perspective and with a new understanding. Significant new ideas can be birthed at this time, and these are likely to have real staying power or importance in our lives. What we say or write now has an impact, for better or for worse. However, we should keep in mind that we may not have all the facts necessary to form a conclusion, and might later have to revise plans or decisions made now. We can be moody today, but what emerges from this bit of emotional chaos can be revealing.

The Moon ends its void period at 12:01 AM EDT when it enters Cancer.

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One thought on “Overview of the Planets and the Stars for August 8th

  1. Greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Elizabeth Cunningham

    On Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 11:46 AM Witches Of The Craft® wrote:

    > ladyoftheabyss posted: ” Overview of the Planets and the Stars for August > 8th The Moon enters Cancer minutes into the day, and we can be mainly > focused on our personal lives, loved ones, and the need for security. While > a Cancer Moon craves some familiarity, today’s ” >

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