Your Monthly Horoscope Forecast For September

 

 

 

Your Monthly Horoscope Forecast For September

Your Guide to the Month Ahead

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

Mars moves into your seventh house and you begin to feel detached from all that has been going on around you. Truth be told Aries, you’ve taken as much as you can from a certain person. If they don’t stand up for you by the 17th, they may lose the right to be in your life at all! Better times await you personally as you’ve found your voice! Watch out for someone who thinks you owe them a favour. They may try to emotionally blackmail you mid-month. Know how far to let them push you and don’t be afraid to fall out with them if events dictate so. Ring now to ensure that this attitude lasts.

 

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

This has been a really unusual year for you Taurus. You’ve found out who you want to be and you’ve also found peace with issues which last year you just couldn’t get over. You’ve grown so much as a person. This month Mercury helps you make the contacts you need to make your career a better place to be and many of your sign will be thinking of changing their careers altogether. You’re ready to close one chapter and to begin another. Friends could turn into lovers for some of your sign and October could in fact be your most memorable month all year. Ring for details.

 

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

I can see that you feel that many of your opinions of yesterday and the ideals you once held, no longer fit into your life. Put them aside and choose a new attitude for the rest of this year. It can help to make your life better if you do. Time spent with older faces you have not seen enough of this year can help you to work out how you can make their lives better. Try not to cancel any large gatherings you promised to attend. Someone you are going to want to meet is going to be there. Ring now to hear how you’re more psychic this month than most.

 

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

I can see you’re running out of energy. Try to remember that however long or short the road ahead is, just take little steps and eventually you will reach your destination. Saturn the planet of structure fills you with creative ideas and if you have been thinking about furthering your knowledge or skills, then this is the month you will give yourself the extra push and motivation to actually do something about it. Relationships come to the fore from the 12th and you find yourself answering honestly if things can proceed. Ring now to hear how Mars also gives you the power of persuasion.

 

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

Don’t wait Leo. The time will never be perfect. You know what you want to do and you know how to do it. Casualties that get caught in the crossfire have been warned to move out the way. Could it be, that certain faces still seem to think they can talk you out of your dreams? I hope not. The home comes under the spotlight from the 22nd when you’ll be deciding if you should stay or go. October marks an eye-opening time where you no longer worry about what looks right, but you think and act from the heart instead. Ring now to hear how you can end this year on a high.

 

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

I can see you haven’t been feeling as strong as you should. Try to make time to sit down before the 10th and to think what and who is really important to you. Aspects suggest you may have been making the wrong people a priority. Remember what your dreams were and not what others seem to have talked you into. Travel you agree to, can help you to widen your horizons and to make your life a more fun and enjoyable place to be. Family want you to take part in something you are going to want to resist. Hear them out first. Ring now to reveal your romantic destiny.

 

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

Try to have more faith in yourself Libra. I can see from your stars that much of September saw you losing your way and feeling confused about what was on offer. From the 5th of this month the stars line up to give you back your faith. There may even be a touch of arrogance to your character which in fact need not be a bad thing. Your need to spend time with a certain person could see you telling white lies, but make sure you know how far is too far to go. You don’t want to waste the time and effort you’ve spent building bridges. Ring now so I can tell you more.

 

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Your sign is known for the motivation it gives others, so try to use that in your own life. Fun times link to the last-minute invites you get around your birthday month and if you already celebrated your birthday, then get ready for the amusements to continue as new faces and exciting situations make your month more memorable. Education is highlighted and many of your sign will be feeling the need to expand on their knowledge and add more strings to their bow. Ring for inspiration.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

What’s the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Your attitude towards it! You see clearly over the coming weeks those you need to spend more time with and those you need to distance yourself from. Make the changes you need with thought and care. There is no need for you to cast yourself as the uncouth and loud one in the dramatics which occur this month. Don’t cancel social arrangements at the beginning of the month. You’ll miss out on building the base for an important new relationship if you do. Ring now for motivation in financial affairs.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

Change your thoughts and you can change your life. Use the beginning of this month to make a plan. Once you know what you need to do, it will simply be a case of putting one foot in front of the other. Good news in the family sees you feeling more at ease with a situation which has had you feeling uncomfortable for quite some weeks now. The written word is important around the 17th and signing forms around this time proves lucky. You’ve come so far this year my friend and it’s important that you take a moment for reflection so you can appreciate how very far you’ve come. Ring now for insight.

 

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

You can give your close ones advice on what they should do with their lives but you can’t make them take it. Instead of keeping important information from other people out of spite, bite the bullet and say it anyway. At least that way they can never say you didn’t warn them. Sometimes we have to let our close ones learn things their own way, no matter how much we want to protect them. Neptune brings you inspiration in areas of your life which you were beginning to give up hope on. Ring now to hear why it’s worth making work a priority between the 20th and 27th.

 

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

You start to feel more at ease with a situation which last month you couldn’t even process. Indeed, you have learnt a lot over the last few days and have come out of a recent drama a far wiser person. You can because you think you can. Remember that. This is also the month you will be parting ways with those who cannot provide an equal friendship or partnership. I’m proud of how far you’ve come and you should be too. Phone calls, emails and texts reveal a lie you did not expect, but your life is a better place for finding out. Ring now for a full reading.

 

Courtesy of The Astrology Room

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Your Cosmic Forecast for the Month of September

Your Cosmic Forecast for the Month of September

September 2017 by Jane Lyle

September 2017 looks a tad confusing. We’ll need intuition and flexibility – plus a willingness to work quietly and patiently behind the scenes towards our ultimate goals.

Yet there are goddesses to be found everywhere this month – and their symbolism and stories can take us far beyond stereotypical fertility figures, and into the realms of mystery and magic.

Meandering paths lead to bewitching views this month, so why not celebrate a goddess or two, and make room for a smattering of beguiling diversions?

 

Friday 1st – Tuesday 5th September:

A Little Lingering Leo

August’s passionate Leo energy lingers on as September begins. There’s spontaneity, impulsive acts, burning desires and argumentative clashes aplenty in these early September days.

Mars keeps on his golden Leo armour for a few more days. Mercury, briefly back in Leo, loves a drama. Queenly Venus in Leo continues to radiate romance, gilded glamour, and prompt extravagant gestures. During this time, Mars and Mercury energise August’s powerful total solar eclipse again. Everything symbolised by that eclipse stirs into renewed life for both individuals, and locations affected by it.

You can find out much more in August’s Moon Diary Eclipse Special. Dramas and seriously wild weather events or even earthquakes are especially likely. With warrior Mars involved there’s a distinct risk of fires, feverish epidemics, and sudden aggression erupting.

But there’s more positive news too. The house and planets of Leo in your chart are sunlit, now and on into 2018. That highlights romance; risk-taking; children of mind, body, and spirit; entertainment; and playful creativity in the Leo area of your life during the months ahead.

Current planets may soon be departing for Virgo, but mighty dwarf planet Ceres enters Leo on 24th September – nourishment with a Leo flavour will give us all food for thought until June 2018. Oranges and lemons and frankincense and sunflowers…..these are just some of the delectable things belonging to Leo.

Ceres is associated with nourishment on many levels. But this dwarf planet can also act as a catalyst when it aspects other planets in your chart. Cycles of life, growth, and self-development push their way up into sharper focus.

There’ll be an important phase of changes, endings, and new opportunities arising in Leo’s kingdom. Ceres in Leo, plus lunar and solar eclipses in Leo and Aquarius in 2018 suggest a remarkable time for royalty, creative ‘royalty’, world leaders and famous people. It could be a lively period for entertainment industries, education, and the gold markets too.

 

Friday 1st  – Monday 11th September:

Astrology’s Harvest Goddess Festival – Jupiter aligns with Spica

Amidst September’s dramas and soggy bits, something lovely stirs.

Jupiter at 21-23 degrees of Libra is aligned with Spica – the bright fixed star in the sheaf of wheat held in the arms of the stellar Virgo goddess – between 1st – 11th September. Her ‘virginity’ is about being self-contained and independent – it has little to do with a state of sexual innocence or celibacy.

This constellation of Virgo was once identified with Erigone, Goddess of Justice, and Astraea, the ‘Starry One’ – independent, virginal goddesses who ruled over cities and empires, judging and balancing as they did so.

The essence of this potent goddess archetype flowered for centuries in various cultures – the Romans called her Minerva, the Greeks Athene, and the Ancient Egyptians knew her as Isis or Maat. Her flavour and symbolism joins the generous September theme of harvest, and the annual Equinox turning point in our year. Virgo’s love of order slides gently into Libra’s need for balance and justice. Somewhere, these qualities blend together to simply mean harmony. There’s a right time for everything – something that it’s way too easy to forget.

If you have planets or points between 21-23 degrees of Libra, Aquarius or Gemini this bountiful connection between brilliant Spica and Jupiter is a beautiful time to open up and take a modest step towards your dreams. How about making an emotional commitment, or even going on a first date? There’s much happiness potential waiting to be harvested.

To a lesser extent, planets at 21-23 degrees of every sign can bask in a little upbeat energy now. Spica with Jupiter has a protective feel, promises success, and traditionally favours writers, scientists, musicians, and artists. Yet everyone communicates, analyses, and creates in some area of their lives. So even if you don’t belong to one of those professional groups, this abundant energy can bring you advantages if you choose to tune into it.

Jupiter leaves relationship-orientated Libra in early October, so here’s a final opportunity to explore its expansive relationship vibes this September. Professional links benefit too, and longstanding friendships can also bring joy.

 

Friday 1st September – Monday 25th September:

It’s All About Virgo

‘By putting our house in order, we can live in our natural state. We choose those things that bring us joy and cherish what is truly precious in our lives. Nothing can bring greater happiness than to be able to do something as simple and natural as this.’

– ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying’ by Marie Kondo

Yet, on the other hand, what about this? :

“I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.”

– Bob Dylan

When Mercury re-enters its home sign, Virgo, on 10th September there will be three planets in the earthy sign of Virgo, the Harvest goddess of the Northern hemisphere. Sun, Mercury and Mars encourage us to pay attention to the house of Virgo in our natal charts. At the same time, the opposite house of fishy Pisces needs attention, most of all to our intuition, any vivid dream images, and sticking with a conscious determination to be kind to each other and to the Earth itself.

Asteroid goddess Vesta boosts detailed, meticulous Virgo vibes too, travelling through Virgo until 17th September. Vesta is named for the virginal Roman goddess of the hearth, powerful sacred centre of every ancient (and some modern) home. So in astrology, Vesta shows us a place of focus and devotion. Vesta guards that flame somewhere in each of us – it’s subtle, but we have a kind of special duty to tend to it and keep those symbolic home fires burning inside ourselves.

Positive Virgo energy fosters action, communication, and thoughts about well-being, service to others, and the nature of order and creative chaos in everyday life. Some slippery chaos is inevitable, as Neptune in Pisces washes away Virgo’s boundaries and our best-laid plans melt round the edges. Interesting possibilities are revealed when the tide goes out. We’ll need to be very philosophical and flexible.

It’s also worth asking what ideas may have been milling about in our thoughts since late July, when Mercury first entered Virgo. And, inevitably, some kind of ‘putting our house in order’ project is in tune with all these subtle, yet earthy influences. It’s one practical way of preparing for the annual Equinox turning-point on 22nd September.

‘The oldest and deepest element in any religion is the cult of the earth spirit in her many aspects.’

–    John Michell, ‘The Earth Spirit, It’s Ways, Shrines and Mysteries’

 

Planets entering Virgo in September:

5th September: Mars – in Virgo until 22nd October

10th September: Mercury – in Virgo until 30th September

20th September: Venus – in Virgo until 14th October

20th September: New Moon in Virgo

The Sun and asteroid Vesta are in Virgo too – Sun enters Libra on 22nd September, Vesta enters Libra on 18th September.

 

September’s Melting Moments

Particularly confusing, dreamy, or utterly peculiar times to be aware of this month arise when Virgo planets meet dissolving Neptune in Virgo’s opposite sign, emotional Pisces.

The Sun opposes Neptune as September begins, while Mars waits until 20th – 25th September to close the month with some mystifying shape-shifting or possibly a flood of sex, lies, and videotape.

Image: ‘After Dinner Dishes’ (1949) by Stevan Dohanos via art.com

 

1st – 6th September:

Sun in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces – beautiful and glamorous on one level, disastrous or intoxicated on another.

It’s a very dodgy time to invest or lend money, or get too involved with any new ‘alternative’ forms of medicine and health care offering miracle cures.

 

6th September:

A slippery mermaid’s Full Moon rises in Pisces, aligned with Neptune in Pisces to create an infinitely watery world of emotion and fantasy.

 

20th September:

New Moon in Virgo, 27 degrees.

There’s an awkward tussle between the Virgo Sun and Moon, and selfish, disruptive Uranus in Aries. It’s about service to others versus ‘I want what I want, and I want it now’. Somewhere there’s a balance between them, which will take much effort to find.

 

22nd September:

Autumn Equinox, Mabon – The Sun enters Libra, the Scales.

Equal day and night today symbolise balance as the Sun enters the airy sign of the scales, Libra, at the Autumn Equinox. It’s a season of abundance and harvest.

From now on the nights grow longer, and darkness increases until the Winter Solstice in December. Spiritually, this begins a time for contemplation – there is no light without darkness, and the darkness encourages us to sleep and dream. Easing towards seeking balance in some area of personal life can now be an autumn priority.

And if you want to know more about the power of sleep (something most of us don’t get enough of anymore) here’s an amazing article:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/05/sleep/max-text

 

20th – 25th September:

Ghostly Lovers and Other Tales

September draws to a close with a short stumble through a haunted hall of mirrors.

Mars in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces brings deceptive actions and scandals to our attention. Scandals and misleading information connected to health, hospitals, surgery, drugs, sport, and social care are highlighted. But music, art, and movies can lift us, briefly, into a parallel reality.

Since Mars rules action, and Neptune rules ghosts and the paranormal, this could be a very intriguing time for spooky supernatural manifestations such as poltergeists, unidentifiable rapping sounds, and the inexplicable disappearance or reappearance of small objects.

Mars can reveal erotic energy too – ghostly lovers, familiar spirits, and phantom passions are in the atmosphere……Maybe they’re fiction, maybe not. So why not keep an open mind?

If you have natal planets in Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces or Gemini you may notice this quiet, swishing surge of energy more than most of us. 11 – 13 degrees of these signs is a very sensitive area all month. And 11-13 degrees is sensitive for all signs this September – but effects could be very misty and subtle. You may wake up one day in October and wonder where you’ve been.

 

28th September:

The Final Jupiter-Uranus opposition of 2017

This unruly, sometimes opportunistic opposition between Jupiter and Uranus is around from 13th September, fading away gradually until 10th October when Jupiter enters Scorpio. It’s exact today at 27 degrees of Aries and Libra. If you’ve got planets at those late degrees (27-29) in your personal horoscope, you’ll likely feel restless, inventive, or even disruptive during this phase.

Here, below, is what I thought back in December 2016. And it’s definitely been a year when sex robots and dating app fatigue have been in the news!

‘A period of breakthroughs, extreme restlessness, and original, inventive ideas begins this December. It highlights the fields of science and technology, outer space, sport, publishing, law and travel. We can also expect to see a big push towards changes and reforms in the law, religion, and politics. This begins now, and carries us forward into 2017.

In our personal lives, we’re talking about individual freedom and our relationships and alliances. How can we have freedom alongside commitment? How do we balance those needs in our lives?

There’ll be news and discussions about love, social life, and the role – both positive and negative – of technology and social media. I’d expect everything from dating apps to robots to be big talking points now, and in 2017.

These important themes rise to the surface courtesy of Jupiter in relationship-orientated Libra – the sign that says ‘we are’, and eccentric, rebellious Uranus in Aries, sign of the new-born self, the sign that says ‘I am’.  There’s a tug-of-war between them. Jupiter expands the revolutionary energies of Uranus, while Uranus sparks up Jupiter’s optimism. Uranus in Aries represents the ultimate outsider, the nutty professor, the brilliant misfit. Jupiter in Libra is about our connections, but it also symbolises strategy. Creating conflict for the sake of achieving peace and harmony in the long run would be Jupiter in Libra’s kind of thing.

Between now, and September 2017, Jupiter and Uranus herald unusual opportunities, even lucky surprises and unexpected twists of fate. Because they oppose one another, we’ll need to be determined to follow things through, and really focus on our goals. Jupiter and Uranus together symbolise revolution.’

And it’s worth noticing that the USA’s national horoscope has powerful Pluto at 27 degrees of Capricorn, opposite media Mercury at 24 Cancer. So we can watch out for some dynamic, exciting news about science and outer space, as Jupiter and Uranus vitalise Pluto and Mercury in the founding horoscope.

There’ll be other tensions too, of course, as strategies, plots and plans go haywire or erupt in unexpected ways. Let’s see what crops up around the time of the new Moon on 20th September at 27 degrees of Virgo. Focusing on service to others, and maintaining a meticulous eye for detail, could be helpful ways to siphon off some stress and tension then.

Intense Pluto symbolises power, regeneration, plutocrats, wealth, underground workers and secret operatives, plus – I’m sorry to say – nuclear energy. One way or another it seems we can anticipate vitally important news from the USA and a phase of extreme tension and uncertainty there this September, and in the months ahead.

 

Courtesy of The Astrology Room

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, August 30 – (Part 2 )

 

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, August 30 – (Part 2 )

Current Moon Phase for August 30th

Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 61%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

 

PHASE DETAILS FOR – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 61%
Moon Age: 8.41 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,496.02 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,015,399.25 km

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Inspiration for the Week – There Is Never a Time When You Were alone

The Gabriel Message Card for this Week:

There has never been a time when you were alone, no matter how you felt.

As we evolve into true multidimensional beings, there are times when we are feeling empty, disconnected and even abandoned. This can usually mean we are about to take a leap in energy to a greater expression of ourselves. As intriguing as that sounds, it can be profoundly uncomfortable.

We are in a powerful time that is encouraging us to liberate ourselves from our old ways of being. There are shifts in energy occurring within us that are requiring us to have the faith and trust enough to let ourselves expand into new aspects of life, even when they are unknown to us.

These feelings of disconnection are the indicators that we are about to move into a more expanded level of being, just as electricity in a house needs to be shut off in order for new wiring to be put into place.

Finding a place of neutrality and balance within us during times of outward upheaval becomes vitally important to our well-being. If we try to protect ourselves by contracting energetically in the face of challenging frequencies, we can feel as though we are cut off from our Soul and its guidance system. For me, this causes all sorts of old fear patterns to surface.

If I allow myself to run the chaotic energy I see in the world through my energy system, a downward spiral can develop which leaves me feeling overwhelmed and alone. It is in these times that this Gabriel Message just seems to fall out of the set of cards, reminding me of the truth of my existence — that I am always receiving God’s love, that I am never alone, and that my connection to Source energy is only a breath away. It is only when I start to breathe more deeply and slow down that I can actually feel more alignment with my Source energy.

When I feel confusion and sense of disconnection, it’s my clue to surrender to the process of realignment that is going on within me, rather than trying in vain to find the old connections that no longer exist.

We are moving into new levels of consciousness very quickly now. The faster I let go of the old ideas about how I am progressing, the easier it is on my nervous system. No matter how hard I try to box them into old forms, the energy connections are very different in feeling. I am being inspired and guided in new ways that can change moment to moment. It is a powerful opportunity to learn to treat myself with loving-kindness and to trust more.

Everyone is experiencing this opening in their own way, so our ability to stay neutral and balanced in our heart is extremely important.The consciousness of the Earth and all those living upon her is expanding and becoming more filled with Light. Whatever is not in alignment with this expansion is showing up to be transmuted.

The good news is that we are being inspired and guided through this process of expansion by Divine Love, eternally caring for us, always present, offering all that we need to fulfill our Soul’s purpose in every moment. And we are never alone, no matter what we think about it.

Divine Presence,

Thank you for inspiring me in resourceful ways to stay balanced within myself through times of spaciousness, as well as times of upheaval. Help me to remember that there is a Greater Power working within me as I expand to allow the new frequencies of Light to be present within my human form. As I continue to stay in Alignment with my Source energy, help me to stay grounded and gracefully release old patterns that may be surfacing. I offer all that I am, all that I do and all that I say to Divinity working in and through my being, now and always. And so it is.

The Gabriel Messages Book #28

There has never been a time when you were alone, no matter how you felt.

Dear One,

If you only knew how much you are loved and cared for, you would see your life in a different light. There are Angels who have been with you since your birth, and some from before your birth who have been with you for eons of time. These Angels are here to bless you, to protect you, to care for you, and to love you as you walk your earthly journey.

You have only to turn within and you will find us. You have only to look around you, and you will find Angels manifested in different forms everywhere, giving love to you.

Open your mind and heart to receive this love and you will find miracles manifesting in your life. It is this willingness to receive that allows miracles to occur for you.

In your darkest hours we have been there. It is not that the Angels are here to take away your pain or your lessons learned through experience. The Angels are here for you to turn to in those hours of need. We are here to assist you so you will have the courage to go on, and find peace within your heart. You are on this planet to learn and to choose between the darkness and the light. Even if you choose darkness, there are Angels who will neither forsake you nor leave you. However, if you choose darkness you will feel very alone, and life will be a continuous struggle.

If you choose Divine Light, the Angelic voices are raised in magnificent rejoicing and all manner of assistance, seen and unseen, will be there to illuminate your path. Choosing to live in the light can simply mean to turn over your burdens and struggles to a Higher Power, and to ask the Angels to assist you in finding your way to peace, happiness and prosperity. These are the qualities of God in which you are meant to live.

Choosing Light means praying for the Divine Presence to fill you to overflowing with love and peace. It means taking the time to visualize your self-filled and surrounded by light, and even drinking in the Divine Light in order to nourish your heart and soul. Not only will this affect your mental and emotional state, but your physical body will also benefit.

The Angels are God’s messengers. We live in the Light. All the forces of good in the Universe are here to assist you so you too can live in the Light and find peace and happiness within yourself. It is up to you to ask to know this as truth in your life. Open your mind and heart to receive all the love that is here for you right now. Remember your message from Archangel Gabriel for today:

There has never been a time when you were alone, no matter how you felt.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aries

Aries
Aries

With the Moon and Saturn joining forces this morning, dear Aries, you come back down to earth. This is a great time for learning practical skills that will help you for years to come, so look for the lesson today! Your ideas and advice are well-received. You may feel a little deflated with this Moon-Saturn meet-up, but not for very long, as the Moon in fellow Fire sign, Sagittarius, brings pick-me-up energy to your life, particularly as it’s also harmonizing with Mars and Jupiter. You’re experiencing more faith in a relationship or confidence about relationship choices, and you’re in great shape creatively speaking. The sharing of opinions flows well today. There is building enthusiasm about your future. Tonight, you receive a pleasant jolt of psychic energy as your imagination opens and you have a glimpse of where you want to go.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

The big plans of yesterday may need to come down to earth today, dear Taurus, as the Moon has its monthly meet-up with realistic Saturn. Even so, you’re likely to feel quite satisfied with the realism now as you are in a better position to make healthy choices and decisions. You are learning to take more responsibility for your life on the deepest of levels with Saturn in your solar eighth house until December, and kicking bad habits or controlling negative impulses can be part of this. Today, you can find ways to organize or sort your finances or do something productive, mature, and growth-oriented that impresses Saturn! As the day advances, you can become all fired up about an intimate relationship or project — in a good way. You’re ready to take on a challenge and solve a puzzle.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

The Moon’s monthly alignment with Saturn occurs this morning, dear Gemini, and others may be reminding you of your responsibilities, or you are taking a relationship quite seriously. While this serious mood can be a little deflating at first, it can feel good to be seeing things clearly. You have a more realistic view of a person or relationship in your life, and this helps you build true confidence — that is, confidence based on the truth. Being there for someone in need can give you a wonderful feeling now. Your willingness to make some personal sacrifices to accommodate others doesn’t go unnoticed. As the day advances, you’re in particularly good shape for harmonizing with others. Creative ideas can come from a collaboration, or you can solve a few problems with someone special.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

This is another day for optimism and faith, dear Cancer, but today’s is more grounded and realistic. Life is simpler this way, although the Moon’s alignment with Saturn this morning may feel a little bit sobering at first. Take advantage of this energy for seeing a work project more clearly or for organizing or sorting through areas of your home or work. You can be especially willing to put things in order, resolve problems, and get to the bottom of matters. You might stumble upon information about a program for improving your health. A nice flow of energy is with you for accomplishing your work and fulfilling responsibilities with less effort than usual. This can be a fine time to recognize which daily habits can stand improving and to consider ways to reduce stress.

Leo

Leo
Leo

The morning is excellent for getting something just right along creative or romantic lines, dear Leo. The Moon has its monthly meet-up with Saturn, and this encourages you to be productive, to sort something out, or to get organized. Interactions can be on the serious side, and you might welcome a serious conversation now, or you may be bringing more structure to a creative project or idea. You’re thorough, and this feels good, boosting your confidence. Focus on strengthening your plans and ties now. As the day advances, you’re loosening up and tuning into your intuition. People understand your ideas, perspective, and beliefs, and you’re likely to feel quite rejuvenated.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

Today finds you more introspective or retiring than usual, dear Virgo, and you can benefit from some time to yourself away from pressures and in better touch with yourself. Mind you, the Moon aligns with Saturn this morning, pointing to the need to bring more structure and order to your life or simply to your home. This is a great time for sorting out problems. While yesterday may have been a time for big ideas, filling in the details can be satisfying now. You appreciate the realism today. Once your responsibilities are handled, give yourself the chance to recoup and gather strength. Later today, you’ll want to be a little more active and hands-on. You can enjoy original thinking about a financial or family-related matter.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

You can enjoy some reprieve from recent tensions, dear Libra, as well as emotional ups and downs. The Moon has its monthly meet-up with Saturn this morning, and asks you to do the mature thing, sort something out, or fulfill an obligation. This is a reminder that you won’t be able to get much accomplished if you don’t take good care of your mind and spirit. You could feel alone in your decision-making this morning, but once this is out of the way, you learn to be more self-reliant which boosts your confidence in the long run. Alternatively, this can be a time of practical study or application, or of instructive conversations. As the day advances, you feel more innovative and enterprising. It’s a time for sharing your ideas and enjoying the process.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

The Moon has its monthly meeting with Saturn today, dear Scorpio, and this morning has a down-to-earth feel as a result. While you’ve been entertaining lofty ideas and expectations, you benefit now from a more realistic approach, or you could thoroughly enjoy fleshing out the details of a plan. Earthy, grounding activities are favored all day, as these things turn your attention to the present, reminding you of the value of what you already have. Good advice about money may be circulating, or you can hash things out with someone and come up with useful strategies for taking care of business. The day becomes more spirited as it advances, although still quieter than most days. Clever ideas for making money or repurposing items and projects can come to you now. You can feel particularly enthusiastic about your work.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

The Moon is in your sign all day, dear Sagittarius, and the major theme is your emotions, as they demand your attention! You’re seeking feedback and acknowledgment now. While this transit fires you up, the Moon aligns with Saturn this morning, bringing some soberness to the equation, and you’re coming down from a day of too-high expectations. This doesn’t have to feel like a hangover. In fact, you may relish the idea that you now see things more clearly. It’s a good time to think up plans based on a realistic assessment of what can be done. As well, as the day progresses, you benefit from some supportive Moon aspects that point to satisfying interactions with friends, networks, or groups, and opportunities to share your ideas and learn something useful. This is a fine day to share a little of your expertise.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

The Moon spends another day in your solar twelfth house, dear Capricorn, and you tend to want to retreat, escape, or take a break from the demands of everyday life. Even if you’re among others, you may be keeping significant parts of you to yourself. This will change when the Moon moves into your sign early tomorrow, but you’re in need of some extra rest today. The Moon aligns with your ruler, Saturn, this morning, and this can turn your thoughts towards serious matters. Assessing areas of your life that are no longer working for you can be in focus. Efforts to help others can bring intrinsic rewards now. The realism of the morning is grounding, even if it feels a little deflating for a few moments. As the day advances, you feel more purposeful and readily find outlets for expressing your feelings.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

You’re ready to put your emotions aside in order to get things done this morning, dear Aquarius. If a project comes under question, try to take it as a challenge. While you may be waiting for others to sense what you want or need, it’s better to express yourself directly or wait until later today when people are more receptive. You can come to a healthy balance between optimism and realism today. Decisions are easier as a result, and so are relationships! People understand boundaries quite intuitively at the moment. Friendships and other casual relationships are in focus. Sharing ideas is fun rather than a lesson in frustration. You can be on the same wavelength as a friend or associate later today. Even with Mercury’s retrograde, there can be a smooth flow in your interactions. You might have begun the day with a larger sense of your responsibilities, but the odds are in your favor for putting something behind you.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

You may be feeling more driven or ambitious than usual today, dear Pisces, with the Moon at the top of your solar chart and a strong sense that others are noticing what you’re doing. Your senses are apt to be correct! While you can feel a little guarded, this is a good time to get yourself back on track. You find it easier to take a lesson from recent ups and downs and apply yourself more deliberately. The Moon aligns with Saturn this morning, and you can definitely feel the weight of your duties, or you receive a reminder of what needs to be done. Later today, you’re likely to bring an excellent spirit of enterprise and innovation to your business, public life, leadership, or practical affairs. You can gain meaningful insight into others’ motivations or benefit from developing a strategy for pursuing your goals.

 

Courtesy of Cafe Astrology

 

If You Were Born on Wednesday, August 30th

You are an extremely generous person who will bend over backward to help out a friend or loved one. You are that especially thoughtful person who remembers the “little things” about others. You are also very perceptive and people-aware. A humanitarian, you are sentimental without being sappy. At times, you may have a tendency to micro-manage your family and loved ones, as you seem to worry a lot about your future and your loved ones’ happiness. You may need to be careful with this so that others don’t perceive you as controlling or critical. Moodiness can be a problem for you at times. Learning to detach yourself and take a step back from situations will help you to better succeed in life. Your finances tend to fluctuate more than most. You are attracted to talented and successful people. You may have to deal with restlessness and changeability in your partnerships. Many of you go through many ups and downs in love.

 

Famous people born today: Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Ashley, Shirley Booth, Mark Strong, Peggy Lipton.

Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, August 31st

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

Mercury is still retrograde (since August 12th), and today slips back into your sector of romance, creativity, and children, dear Aries. Mercury continues here in retrograde motion until the 5th and then continues in direct motion until the 9th. In the coming week, there can be delays or challenges related to the affairs of this sector, and you may need to redo or revisit past problems. If you’re traveling back over the same ground, be sure to do it differently this time around! Something can be left up in the air, or people from your past may re-emerge. The creative process might feel as if it’s moving backward, when in fact it’s more of a realignment process that you’re experiencing. You are thinking and expressing yourself in different ways. This is a good time to rethink recent decisions and choices. Today, you may be experiencing some reservations about a person, project, or situation – perhaps even a purchase. If you feel the urge to prove yourself, ask yourself if it’s something you truly need to do. While the Moon’s move into your reputation sector this morning serves to temporarily magnify the importance of duties and performance in your life, you’re also in a good position to get some serious work done!

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

Mercury, still retrograde, slips back into your sector of home and family today, dear Taurus, and this can cast a veil over matters surrounding your domestic or personal life until September 5th when Mercury turns direct. Problems around the home can require your attention, or old dilemmas can resurface. After the 5th, matters unblock and clear up, the information you’ve been waiting for arrives, and thinking about personal and domestic matters clarify. Also today, Venus forms a tense aspect with Saturn, and since Venus is your ruler, you could be feeling excluded or misunderstood. While this is likely to be a rather vague feeling, it can weigh on you if you allow it to. People can be a little detached or withholding, and you may be holding back as well. Do your best to work on problem areas, or to take a step back so that you can look at a relationship or concern objectively. Chances are, the problems can be fixed with a little patience. This is a beautiful time to consider and examine what it is that you truly value.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

Retrograde Mercury slips back into your sector of communication today, dear Gemini, after spending the first leg of its retrograde journey in your home and family sector. Mercury will be retrograde for only a week longer, not even, but you’ll likely need to deal with some delays related to schooling, transportation, and communications that cause a few problems or confusion. Be vigilant about marking important dates and appointments on your calendar. You may be looking back at old projects and finding interesting information that helps you in the present. Today, with Venus and Saturn in a minor challenging aspect, you may be seeing a situation in a weak or negative light. Be aware that this aspect can pull up fears or inhibitions to the surface and if others are a little cool or critical with you, it’s likely about self-protectiveness. It’s a good time to take a look at your life with a bit more objectivity. Aim to get in better touch with your needs and desires.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

Mercury has been retrograde since August 12th and has been influencing your communications sector, dear Cancer. Today, Mercury moves back into your sector of assets, money, and resources for a short while. This is a time for a review of your finances or budget, and perhaps something lost or misplaced. You may need to rethink recent decisions and choices or wait for final word on a matter. Mercury retrograde periods often have us feeling in limbo, and at this time for you, this could be about money or possessions (material things). Mercury continues its retrograde until September 5th, and then finishes up its transit of this sector of your chart on the 9th. A new perspective on a matter can turn your attention to something you overlooked in the past. Today can be a little tricky on social levels. A disconnect with someone can lead to misunderstandings. You may see things for their flaws more than their benefits today, but this can serve a useful purpose if you use it to fix problems rather than dwell on what’s not working out in your life. With a little patience, you’ll see things more clearly and reasonably.

Leo

Leo
Leo

Retrograde Mercury slips back into your sign today, dear Leo. Mercury turned retrograde on August 12th in the sign of Virgo and is now retreating into your sign. Until September 5th, Mercury remains retrograde in your sign and then finishes its transit of Leo by September 9th. This can be a time for moving back to an old conversation, project, look, or decision and revisiting it. Someone who has been gone or distant can reappear in your life. Communication problems could plague you in little, annoying ways in the coming week. Some personal plans may stall or encounter setbacks, delays, or require reassessment. Take extra time coming to decisions and making commitments for the time being. If it takes you a little longer to come to decisions, so be it! There could be stinginess with feelings or a withholding atmosphere later today, but it has roots in fear and the misdirected desire to feel more in control of our lives. You could feel restricted now, but problems and flaws are magnified in your mind today, and things will look better later. Creatively speaking, your confidence may be lacking. You’ll find the most satisfaction in your work and routines now.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

Mercury, moving in retrograde motion, leaves your sign today, dear Virgo, and slips back into the sign of Leo, where it will stay until September 9th, although it will remain retrograde only until September 5th. This turns your thought processes inward, even more so. Some of the decisions made and projects started in the last month can come up for review now. You can be even more mysterious and easily misunderstood! However, you will be out of the spotlight now, and this helps take some pressure off. Decision-making can be difficult in the coming week as you play with different possibilities. Your mind can frequently turn back to the same problem that’s hard to resolve. Also today, when it comes to relationships and social interactions, there can be some disconnects. Calmness and a little detachment will help manage this. Relationships feel slow, and creativity can feel blocked. Use this time to reflect on your needs and the needs of those closest to you, rather than trying to push things forward. Obstacles are sometimes necessary, not only because they can give us pause to think, but also because they help us to see the value of things, and even people!

Libra 

Libra
Libra

Mercury, moving in retrograde motion, slips back into your solar eleventh house today, dear Libra, where Mercury will transit until September 9th (in retrograde motion until September 5th). Some of the seeds you recently planted related to friends or long-term goals are likely to need review or revision. Friendships can be a little trickier to handle now, although they’ll pick up speed after the 5th. Watch for missing information or fuzzy thinking. Returning to past issues with a friend is very possible you’ll need to approach things differently to get different, satisfying results! Today holds some iffy energy related to family and friends. Disconnects in your relationships are possible now as someone is holding back perhaps due to fear of rejection. This is not the best time to lay your heart on the line. If you don’t feel ready to make a decision, you’re probably right to sit on the fence for a while longer.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

Retrograde Mercury moves back into your solar tenth house today, dear Scorpio. Mercury will transit here until September 9th, but will be retrograde only until the 5th. This period may bring some confusion to business plans. It’s a good time for review, but not the best period for clear-cut answers and obvious, spelled-out-for-you direction. Reconsider things, but wait it out before making final decisions, if possible. If you’re going over the same old ground, be sure to do so a little differently so that you get better results. Watch that you don’t misrepresent yourself with what you say (or don’t say). Keep in mind that today you are seeing situations and people from a place of fear or worry, which can distort your perceptions. Knowing why you’re doing this can help you keep your perspective. You may feel the need to guard against people who aim to take credit for your ideas or work. Things will look much rosier tomorrow as you let go of inhibitions a little.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

Mercury, still retrograde, slips back into your solar ninth house today, dear Sagittarius, and backtracking continues but now in different ways. You may need to review travel or educational plans, or there can be some mix-ups that introduce delays into your life. After Mercury ends its retrograde cycle on September 5th, these things will gradually clear up and straighten out. For now, taking a look back at recent decisions and choices may be particularly useful. New information will emerge later. Check your facts before expressing your opinions too forcefully, as information you receive may not be complete before the 5th. Today, interpersonal communication problems are likely, so be sure that you are very clear, leaving very little up to the imagination. However, it’s also wise to consider that fears or rejection are strongly at work just under the surface of things right now, so others’ emotionally distant behavior may not be a cause for serious concern. There could be pangs of separation or discontent. Try not to stress over actions (or inaction) by those close to you. Recognize that your emotional needs for support are stronger than usual, and not everyone is in sync with this energy.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

Mercury is still retrograde – a cycle that began August 12th – but today slips back into the sign of Leo and your solar eighth house, dear Capricorn. You may need to review recently made financial commitments and shared resources, or intimate relationships. Power dynamics can change quite dramatically in a partnership. Try to use a different approach and look at old problems from a new angle or perspective. If they’re re-emerging, then they need to be put to rest another way. Focus less on the details or facts and more on the bigger picture or what it all means for best results whenMercury is retrograde, which it is until September 5th. Also today, there can be delays or withholding, but try to keep your head up. After all, they’re likely to lead to greater appreciation for what you have or to what ends up materializing for you down the road. You may have to forgo a pleasurable activity to fill your duties. This orientation can be useful as you may very well need to pay particular attention to practical matters.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

Mercury, still retrograde, slips back into your partnership sector today, dear Aquarius. Mercury has been retrograde since August 12th and will continue this apparent backward motion until September 5th. During this period, you may be returning to old problems or situations surrounding partnership matters, either personal or business. It’s not the time to fence someone (or yourself) in. Give people space and hope that they return the favor. Communications can be muddled up for the time being, but delays can also help you to understand your needs and values more completely. There can be a tendency to see flaws and inadequacies under a magnifying glass today, especially our own! It may be that you need to slow down to get a better or more realistic view of your life. Reflect, be objective about your relationships, and get in better touch with what it is you truly want and value. Also be a little cautious with money until you see things more clearly.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

Mercury is still retrograde (since August 12th), dear Pisces, and while Mercury’s been moving through your partnership zone, it today slips back into your work and health sector. This takes some of the scrutiny away from a partnership but could stimulate misunderstandings or the need to backtrack in your job. There may be some delays or returning to old problems related to your health, work, and daily routines. It can be difficult to see all of the facts before you so that schedules can quickly get out of whack, or projects you began in the last month need revision. There may be the need to review, redo, or double check your work. Today, there can be some negative thinking, withdrawal, or emotional distance in your interactions. This is likely not a symptom of a bigger problem but rather a day when we’re more self-protective and cautious with our feelings than usual. Fortunately, you can plug away at your work or the things you need to do, and you can feel good about a job well done.

 

Courtesy of Cafe Astrology

 

Tarot Card of the Day

Seven of Swords


August 30th, 2017

The Seven of this suit typically refers to mental preparedness, acquired through the use of imagination, including the rehearsing and visualizing of desired results. This card represents the positive mental habits of a natural winner. The image most often associated with this card is that of a canny warrior who has infiltrated into the enemy camp on the eve of a fateful battle, checking out their preparations and stealing their swords. Such a move is guaranteed to demoralize the enemy and undermine their performance in the upcoming confrontation.

Putting it in modern terms, one who draws this card needs to work smarter, not harder. Think long and deep, study all the angles and put yourself in the shoes of your competition. As a result, you will have such a thorough grasp of the whole situation that there will be no surprises — and no excuses for anything but success. Skillful preparation justifies the optimism of the natural winner.

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

Learn the Tarot: The Strength Card

 

 

General Meaning

The Strength Tarot card represents nature, which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer self — our feminine side, our inner self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness, so that all levels of creation may come into harmony.

The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.

In the Advice Position

Clearly distinguish between your ego and your intuitive self.

The card in the Advice position suggests a course of action which will harmonize what you want with what is currently possible.

The Strength card advises that you assertively discipline yourself and separate self interest from enlightened wisdom. Deliberately identify with your intuition, even if it works against the desires of your willful ego.

Demand and expect the same from others who have some power in this situation. You cannot challenge them to live to a higher standard if you, yourself, have not yet done so. Influence others by setting an example of integrity. Your self-esteem will increase to the degree that you succeed in your efforts.

 

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

Daily Love Tarot Card

The Lovers


August 30th, 2017

The Lovers

Today, The Lovers are fickle, promiscuous, or both. Because of that, they live for entanglements. Unless you are cautious, they can pull you in with them. Don’t leave someone if your relationship has encountered a rough patch. Go only if you have tried everything and the relationship still isn’t working for either of you. If you haven’t tried, now is the time to give things another chance for either openness or for closure.

Daily Erotic Tarot Card

The Hanged Man


August 30th, 2017

The Hanged Man

Acceptance is the keyword of the Hanged Man, and with this card showing up it means you’re out of moves, so to speak, which is kind of nice because now the games can stop and you can get down to the real nitty-gritty. Your sexual partners aren’t perfect and neither are you, but you can still have a lot of fun together. The Hanged Man may not be in the best position, but he certainly makes the best of it – and this card urges you to do the same when it comes to your sex life.

Psychic Tip of the Day

August 30th, 2017

LOVE AND TRUST

While your lover’s secrets are safe with you, make sure that trust is given freely, not earned. Will you be loved for who you are or what you have accomplished?

 

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today

Art



Art denotes balance and harmony. The forces behind Art are those that keep us from succumbing to temptation or over-indulgence; steer us away from developing unhealthy addictions or behaviors. The Art driven Spirit avoids extremes, spreads harmony and brings opposing sides together. They find a happy, healthy median between what they want and what they need. Art provides an environment in which most will thrive, and a haven where the injured may heal, reenergize. Through Art success and contentment are found by practicing self-restraint, and using balance to create your own “shelter from the storm.”.

 

Your Daily Rune for Today

Fehu

“Fay-Who” – Literally: “Cattle” – Esoteric: Mobile Property, New Beginnings, Wealth

 

Key Concepts: Wealth, money, food, sustenance, Hamingja, luck, personal power, circulation of power,  financial strength, prosperity

Psi: Beginner’s Mind, presence, freedom, first impressions, young love

Energy: mobility, luck, charisma, dynamic power, liquid and mobile transferable energies, abundance, circulation, ‘mana’, sexual attraction

Mundane: money, recent purchases, reputation, freshness, fashionability

Divinations: New beginnings, social success, foresight, energy, travel, money, control; or greed, failure, atrophy, poverty, endings.

Governs:

  • Delegating your energy to another, power transference or projection; the sending rune
  • Drawing gravity into the personal sphere
  • Promotion of personal and social evolution, changing circumstances of importance
  • Increase in personal monetary wealth
  • Beginner’s mind and presence as a tool for consciously creating a fresh start

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Western Dragon

Unlike the beneficent Easter Dragon, The Western Dragon is a symbol of totally unleashed destructive power that is set upon anyone who crosses the Dragon’s path. The Western Dragon also hordes treasures that should rightfully be ours, and whose absence deprives us from being complete. The challenges set before us by the Western Dragon are truly prodigious, because they denote a force whose sole intent is not simply to keep us from moving forward in our lives, but to usurp all that we have previously gained as well. What is even more disturbing about the force behind the Western Dragon is that it may well indicate primal forces in ourselves so powerful that they do in fact turn us into our own worst enemy.

As a daily card, The Western Dragon is a powerful negative force intent upon thwarting your progress. In such a short time frame it is most likely you’re being undermined by an external force–someone who wants what you have gained or gains your are near realizing. While formidable, this bellicose entity does have vulnerabilities. First, there is nothing subtle about the forces represented by The Western Dragon, so the source will be easy for you to identify. Secondly, The Western Dragon represents undisciplined, primal energies that aren’t easy to control, so they are susceptible to logical responses steeped in self control. In short, don’t panic, act deliberately and decisively, and you will weather this storm

 

Your Animal Spirit for Today
August 30, 2017

Fox

Fox medicine represents the ability to blend in. She can change colors to blend with the seasons—becoming almost invisible against a backdrop of snow or foliage. Fox also has an amazing sense of smell that enables her to sniff out dangerous situations. Be like a Fox—street smart and safety savvy—don’t call attention to yourself as today is a day of watch and wait.

Your Charm for Today

Today’s Meaning:
Guests and visitors will come calling. Their visit brings happiness and joy. This aspect will reflect these emotions for weeks after the visit.

General Description:
Crescents were worn by the ancients to safeguard them against witchcraft and danger. From the very early Eastern symbole, horseshoes came to be regarded by the Greeks and Romans as charms against sickness and the plague. In the middle ages horseshoes were used as amulets for witchcraft and even today are looked upon as lucky. When the representation of the hand of strength was worn with the crescent it signified hospitatlity and generosity. Hands of Might are painted on houses in Italy, Syria, Turkey and in the East to protect the buildings from misfortune and the inmates from death. The blue beads were worn to avert the evil eyes.

Crack the Cookie

The Wisdom of the Buddha

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Your Earth Sky News for Wednesday, August 30 – Closest far-moon of 2017 on August 30

Tonight – August 30, 2017 – the moon is quite close to the planet Saturn on the sky’s dome, and it’s also at or near apogee – the moon’s farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. The apogee on August 30, 2017, has the distinction of being the closest apogee of 2017, making tonight’s moon the closest far-moon of 2017.

Wait … what? Closest far-moon. Yes, on August 30, 2017, at 11:25 UTC, the moon reaches apogee – its most distant point in its monthly orbit. But this apogee is the closest of the 13 lunar apogees that occur in 2017.

At this month’s closest apogee, the moon lies 404,308 km distant. Contrast this with the farthest apogee of the year on December 19, 2017, when the moon will lie 406,603 km away. The mean apogee distance is 405,504 km.

The moon is also near first quarter phase now. First quarter moon happened the day before this month’s lunar apogee, on August 29. It’s no coincidence that the first quarter moon – and closest far-moon – happen in close vicinity of one another.

In any year, it’s either the first quarter moon or last quarter moon that closely coincides with the year’s closest apogee. Next year, in 2018, the closest apogee of the year (404,144 km) will happen when the last quarter moon and lunar apogee fall within a few hours of each other on April 8, 2018.

Often – but not always – the year’s closest apogee will recur in a period of 14 lunar months (14 successive returns to the same phase). That’s because 14 lunar months is nearly commensurate to 15 returns to apogee.

14 lunar months x 29.53059 days = 413.428 days
15 returns to apogee x 27.55455 days = 413.318 days

This 413-day period is approximately equal to one year, month month and 18 days. And, guess what? Fourteen lunar months lunar after 2018’s closest apogee on April 8, 2018 (404,144 km), the following year’s closest apogee will fall on May 26, 2019 (404,138 km). Then 14 lunar months after the year’s closest apogee on May 26, 2019 (404,138 km), it’ll be the year’s closest apogee on July 12, 2020 (404,199 km).

Today – August 30, 2017 – the lunar apogee distance of 404,308 km presents the closest apogee of the year.

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Phases of the moon: 2001 to 2100

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Bottom line: The closest far-moon of 2017 happens on August 30. The year’s closest far-moon often takes place in the month that the quarter moon and apogee most closely align.

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Get a Jump on Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 26th

Get a Jump on Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 26th

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

Venus moves into harmony with your sign today, dear Aries, and until September 19th, you’ll benefit from increased personal appeal and easier expression of your affection and charm. This is a fantastic period for self-expression, creativity, romance, children, entertainment, and other channels through which you express your need for play, reinforcement, and even applause. A gentle approach in these areas of life is the most successful one now. It’s an easygoing, charming, and pleasant transit for you. Others find you particularly appealing. You’re bound to find more enjoyment in leisure activities and hobbies. Today’s inferior conjunction of Mercury and the Sun is beautiful energy for rediscovering old project ideas and interests, as well as looking at past work or health programs with new regard. There can be news on health or work that’s been long overdue for some of you now.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

The Moon moves into your partnership sector this morning, dear Taurus, and you’re feeling more sociable, preferring some company to going it alone. Venus moves into your solar fourth house today and will stay here for over three weeks, bringing more artistry and harmony to your family and home life until September 19th. It’s a great cycle for quiet, comforting, and familiar pastimes and pleasures. You can be particularly attached to the past for now. This can be a pleasant time for decorating, hosting, entertaining, and family activities. Venus here can boost your relationships with family, and with yourself! Today’s Sun-Mercury conjunction also keeps you looking at the past with an eye for the future. You might gain new ideas or insight into a creative or romantic matter, particularly related to old feelings and connections. Reviewing old ideas can lead to a recycling experience, as new methods can come to light that can be very important in the months to come. Today is past-focused, but tomorrow’s influences help you move ahead.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

You begin a cycle today, lasting until September 19th, that’s excellent for enjoying studies, connections, getting out and about, and sharing your ideas with others, dear Gemini. Venus moves into your communications sector and stays for over three weeks, stimulating more enjoyment, rewards, benefits, and opportunities in the areas of life ruled by this house: short trips, transportation, communications, siblings, and learning, to name some of the main ones. While Mercury’s retrograde continues until September 5th and it won’t be smooth sailing in these areas of life until then, doing some backtracking and strengthening of weaker areas. Old acquaintances or classmates and even neighbors could re-emerge in your life for some of you. There could be purchases made, or gifts received, that help you to connect, commute, and learn. You are more charming with your words. Today, Mercury aligns with the Sun, and it’s a powerful time to make sense of a past problem, especially related to your domestic life.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

The Moon moves into your sector of self-expression this morning, dear Cancer, and this puts you in a playful mood. Venus enters your solar second house and will continue to transit here until September 19th. While Mercury will spend some time here during its retrograde period, from the 31st to September 5th, and you’ll be finding some gems in the past or in areas that you may have missed, overall this is a great period for moving forward in your love life and with creative projects. You have good sense when it comes to seeing value in projects and objects that you may have otherwise overlooked. There is a stronger attraction to comfortable objects and situations now. You are exceptionally skilled at making the best of your resources during this cycle. With a Sun-Mercury alignment today, you have an exclusive window to a matter from the past that helps you make better decisions in the future. Ideas that come to you now, particularly about areas ruled by the third house (learning, mental interests, communication, neighbors, connections, and siblings), can be especially important, as they may very well kick-start a long-term endeavor.

Leo

Leo
Leo

Venus enters your sign early today, dear Leo, and this beautiful transit will stay with you until September 19th. It’s one of the stronger times of the year for personal attraction and for magnetizing what and you want into your life. Retrograde Mercury will move back into your sign from the 31st to September 5th, and this points to a time for building and developing personal plans, but some need for further review and attention to what worked for you in the past. However, for the remainder of the transit, you’re in generally good shape for decision-making. You are comfortable in your own skin and radiate good energy that tends to attract positive attention and feedback. Today, a Sun-Mercury conjunction can stimulate great ideas and insights mostly related to money, business, valuables, talents, and income. Looking to the past for answers makes sense now, and might even be profitable. Conversations and observations today can be significant and the very start of something big.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

The Moon moves into your communications sector for a few days, dear Virgo, and you find more emotional satisfaction if you follow your curiosity. Venus, however, moves into your privacy sector today and will stay there for quite a bit longer — until September 19th. This transit is a rather introspective one. At least on a social or romantic level, you seek out or find more pleasure in your private world. It’s a cycle of coming to a greater understanding of the more spiritual side of love. Your affections are private or in a state of flux during this cycle. Your compassion emerges full-force, and this can draw you to people who need help. Benefits can come through behind the scenes activities and efforts. There is a reclusive urge now, but you’ll find that September slowly but surely brings you out of your shell! Also today, a Mercury-Sun alignment (an inferior conjunction) in your sign is excellent for observations, news, random thoughts, and conversations that can lead to new ideas, improvements, or other developments down the road. These come from seeing the past in a new light. Your communications have considerable impact, so be mindful of what you say or write!

Libra 

Libra
Libra

The Moon leaves your sign this morning and enters Scorpio and your resources sector, dear Libra, taking some of the pressure off to be on top of things. While this transit lasts only a couple of days, Venus begins a transit of your solar eleventh house that lasts almost four weeks. This cycle is excellent for socializing and connecting. From August 31-September 5, there can be some backtracking in your social life, but for the rest of the transit, you enjoy forward motion and benefits from networks, teams, and friends. Your tastes are for the new, different, and progressive. You’re in the position to fully appreciate the benefits of relaxing and taking some time off from responsibilities. You give special attention to your humanitarian impulses and happiness goals. Today, a Sun-Mercury meet up can stimulate the revealing of a secret or a sudden moment of insight related to matters of the past. It may not be obvious yet, but this can mark a turning point for your thinking on an issue.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

The Moon enters your sign early morning, dear Scorpio, and this serves to reawaken emotional needs that you’ve recently disregarded. Also today, a Mercury-Sun alignment prompts you to see an old matter related to a friendship — or an old project — in a very different light. For some of you, a friend from the past reappears in your life. Venus enters your solar tenth house and will be a guest there until September 19th. Your professional reputation or appeal gets a nice boost during this cycle. You’re charming and diplomatic now, and you get along with superiors especially well. Opportunities to be seen or to advance your goals may arrive, particularly through making useful contacts or expressing your creativity, but it’s best to wait until after September 5th to make big moves. A relationship may come into stronger focus or can make headlines with others in your life.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

Venus moves into fiery Leo today, dear Sagittarius, and will stay there until September 19th. As a fellow Fire sign, this bodes well for your powers of attraction, relationships, and social life. You’ll find that you don’t have to push anything too hard to have your way and that you can express your feelings with fewer (if any) disclaimers. From August 31st to September 5th, there is treasure to be found by looking to the past for ideas, plans, and projects. You might pick up an old interest or study that is worthy of a second look. Outside of those dates, you’re looking forward and gaining perspective. Your relationships need a change of scenery or pace. Promotional efforts or publishing can thrive. You might meet someone special through places of learning or non-routine experiences. You are attracted to others who share many of your beliefs or who have an interesting perspective to offer you. Today, thinking about your general life direction and long-term goals in new ways can be fruitful now, and can also lead to significant new ideas. The Moon’s move into your privacy sector this morning suggests some need to rest, reflect, and recharge your emotional batteries.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

Venus moves into your solar eighth today, dear Capricorn, and will visit this sector of your solar chart until September 19th. Venus here can bring more happiness and joy to your intimate life or can encourage you to pay particular attention to a special project or endeavor. Attracting resources from outside sources comes easily during this transit. You might be working through — or sorting out — money problems or issues of sharing with a partner with success. It’s a cycle for processing recent events or new feelings in your love life. Ideally, this clarifies where to make changes that benefit you going forward. A Sun-Mercury alignment today suggests you might gain a new understanding of past matters. Your musings can be fertile ground for ideas that tend to have long-term significance, particularly related to belief systems, communication, and learning. You might reawaken an old interest or topic. Thoughts turn to the past, or to recent decisions and plans, but you’re looking at these things in a very new light. Future decisions will be stronger if you take the time to understand the past.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

Venus is now transiting your solar seventh house, dear Aquarius, and during this transit that lasts until September 19th, you’re in an improved position to attract or develop relationships. While this means that Venus is traveling in the opposite sign from yours, it’s a good period for making peace with people. In fact, this comes more easily to you than usual because you are thinking about the other side of the story. You’re hospitable and accommodating. You might enjoy teaming up with others and spending time with people you care about. A Sun-Mercury alignment occurring in your solar eighth house today is excellent for seeing the past in a new light. New insight into an old relationship — or your own psyche — can be helpful and enlightening today. This can also apply to financial matters or a major project. The Moon moves to the top of your solar chart this morning, and you become especially aware of your responsibilities.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

Venus moves right into your work and health sector early today, dear Pisces, and you’re in great shape for bringing more harmony and joy to your daily life in the coming weeks (until September 19th). This period can be a time for finding more pleasure in your routines, work, service, and efforts to enhance health. Cooperation and sharing can figure strongly — and successfully — in your work and perhaps even your health routines. Today, the Moon moves into your adventures sector, and you’re drawn to activities and thoughts that expand your mind. As well, the Sun and Mercury merge in your partnership sector, and because Mercury is retrograde, it’s a good idea to pay attention to thoughts and observations that illuminate a relationship matter. You’re likely to see someone or something in a new way, and while you don’t have all the answers yet, this can be the beginning of some significant rethinking of matters.

If You Were Born Today, August 25

 

If You Were Born Today, August 25

 

Your clever mind, warm approach, and strength of character are traits that naturally put you into a position of quiet leadership. You are articulate and make an engaging conversationalist, and you especially love to talk with people in tete a tete situations. Your curiosity is powerful. You pick up and analyze the details of any given situation, and you need to know. As logical and analytical as you are, you nevertheless have powerful intuition, which you tend to develop more strongly as you mature – it takes experience to learn to trust it. You are a natural teacher, not because you want to prove what you know, but rather because you have a true love of knowledge and wisdom. You gravitate towards romantic partners who reflect dynamism, responsibility, and a strong work ethic. You are very idealistic in love. Famous people born today: Leonard Bernstein, Sean Connery, Gene Simmons, Elvis Costello, Billy Ray Cyrus, Claudia Schiffer, Blake Lively, Alexander Skarsgard, Rachel Bilson, Tim Burton.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

With the Sun and Moon in a waxing semi-square at the time of your birthday this year, the period ahead is one of new initiatives and action. You possess quite a bit of energy, but you must be aware that emotions color much of what you do this year. It can be hard to be objective as a result.

This can be a year in which you experience important turning points, or you could begin new projects or goals that have a long-term impact on your life.

You are taking more interest and pride in your relationships this period. It’s a good time to strengthen and support others as well as to build trust. You tend to instinctively know how to behave in ways that boost others’ confidence. This is a good time to team up with someone to generate ideas or solve problems, or simply to listen to and be heard. Mental rapport can be experienced in your relationships now.

This can also be a pleasantly ambitious period. You’re bound to enjoy professional as well as personal opportunities. Your faith in your ability to produce and to win takes you places you perhaps never imagined. You are able to see the “big picture”, which helps you to plan effectively. You might enjoy significant wins and positive outcomes in competitive activities, including sports and business, for example.

At the same time, you benefit from a grounding influence. Work is solid this year, and you can see results from your efforts, or at least foresee success down the road. This gives you a sense of responsibility and a feeling of directedness and purposefulness. Traditional methods work, and thoroughness brings rewards. Practice or refining a technique is favored this year. The approach that seems to work best with this aspect is a step-by-step one and the appreciation of slow but steady progress.

At times this year, there can be some intensity in your love or social life, and you should watch for impatience with others. Some disruptions in your friendships and attachments are possible. Unusual attractions (to people and things) can have you acting on a whim. You may deal with freedom versus closeness issues in your relationships. This Uranian energy may play out on other levels related to socializing, spending, and pleasure. For example, vacation plans may go awry or agreements could be broken. Impulsive spending is something to watch for. Even so, this can be a time when some relationships go through healing. Ups and downs may lead to new commitments.

Travel opportunities are likely. Pinnacle successes can occur during this period – for example, publishing an important project, graduating, marrying, having a child, getting a promotion, and so forth. Matters related to universities, higher education, religion, publishing, legal affairs, and foreign interests tend to fare well.

Transiting Uranus harmonizes with your Sun beginning in June 2018. Your personality is sparkling during this period, which is sure to attract new circumstances and people into your life. Exciting (not jarring) changes and new interests characterize the period ahead. It’s easier than ever to express your unique individuality, and if this involves changing careers or jobs, a new love affair, or an entirely new hobby, it’s something that takes you forward into unexplored territory. You are more willing to adapt to new circumstances, ideas, and unfamiliar situations. It’s a good time to join organizations and groups and to attend meetings or social events. You can find creative solutions to problems now. Flexibility is the key to success under this influence.

The year ahead is one of new beginnings and the embracing of change and improvement. You are more courageous than usual, and you’re open to change. Others recognize you for your verve and originality. Your love life is bound to be intense, sometimes over-stimulating. Some relationships can be loaded and have their ups and downs, while others prosper. You’re highly active, motivated, and enterprising in the year ahead. Creativity thrives.

 

2017 is a Number Seven year for you. Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement. It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it’s a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It’s a good year to study and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and “chance” meetings are probable. Advice – take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don’t strain yourself or actively try to expand.

2018 will be a Number Eight year for you. Ruled by Saturn. This is a year of power and accomplishment. Actively seeking to expand, taking educated risks, and moving forward are highlighted. This is a year of opportunity, particularly in the material and business world, and opportunities need to be seized. It’s generally not a year to find a new love partner, simply because the focus is on the material world and your place in the world. This is a problem-solving year in which you can expect real, tangible results. Advice – take action, plan ahead, seize opportunities.

Dating Your Same Sign

Dating Your Same Sign

Explore the ins and outs of inner-sign dating


Dating your own zodiac sign can be tricky, as the other person will mirror both your best and worst traits back to you.

For example, Cancers are as cozy together as two bugs in a rug, but can also drive each other crazy with their moodiness. Aquarians may be the best of friends, but could remain so detached that true passion never quite catches fire. And Leos? Heaven forbid you should both want to be the center of attention at the same time! Look up your zodiac sign below to see how dating your own sign might work for you…

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

This can be a tough match. You’re both hot-headed, want your way, and tend to blame the other person when things go wrong. On the other hand, you spark each other’s passionate nature, and will have lots of active fun together. Fighting fairly is the key to your success … as there will be fights! “Never go to bed angry” should be your mantra.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

The Bull is stubborn, with a one-track mind. If you’re on the same track, great! If not, you’ll both need to expand your comfort zones — not an easy task for either one of you. You’re both passionate about your own ideas and opinions, so if one of you is conservative and the other liberal, you’re in for trouble. Sports and sensual enjoyment can keep you together.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Twins never bore each other. In fact, there may be too much unpredictability in this match. One of you will have to become the “stable one” and cultivate a home life, or you may not stay together long enough or go deep enough emotionally to put down roots. At least you can talk through whatever comes up, and enjoy a diverse social life.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

This is one of the best same-sign matches. You’re both nurturing and love to snuggle up at home. So what if you don’t go out much? The biggest drawback, once you learn to tolerate each other’s moods (and not take them personally!), is that your tendency to mother each other can smother the sexual spark. You make great parents, though.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

This is a volatile match! You both need a lot of attention, and tend to pout if you don’t get it — so you’ll need to trade off making the other person feel special. Passions run high, which is great for sex, but take care you don’t say or do something in the heat of a fight that fatally damages the relationship. Mutual respect is the key to this union.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

If you’re both dedicated to the higher goals of health and service, this could be a match made in heaven. Just don’t try to improve the other person or criticize their behavior — which kills the passion. Overanalyzing the relationship can also make it wither on the vine. Plant a garden or do yoga together and you’ll bring out the best in each other.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

This can be a lovely union — you’re both attuned to pleasing the other person and cultivating balance and fairness. The danger, though, is that you’ll stay too superficial — projecting a beautiful image of love while resentments seethe below the surface. You’ll have to be willing to rock the boat a bit so this match can come into its full potential.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Passion, danger, intrigue … two Scorpios have it all! Maybe too much so. Trust is the crucial ingredient that makes this match work. If one or both partners are suspicious or jealous, you’re in for a rocky ride. It’s essential to share your deepest feelings in this union, but don’t bonk the other person over the head with them, or you’ll spur resentment.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Here’s a fun match! You’ll be kayaking and motorcycling together to your hearts’ content. Your strong opinions can lead to spirited discussions, but you’re both okay with that. Real trouble looms when one of you wants a commitment and the other prefers to stay footloose. A higher spiritual purpose can keep you together.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

You might not think this would be a great romantic match, since both of you are hard-headed realists. Yet that very practical nature lets you appreciate who the other person really is, devoid of illusions. You can be yourself in this relationship. Just don’t let your worldly ambitions or need for status take precedence over a nurturing home life.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Aquarians are very open-minded, and can tolerate (or even enjoy!) each other’s eccentricities. And, you make the best of friends. However, the emotional realm is not your forte — so you both may shy away from declaring your feelings and taking things into deeper waters. To cultivate passion, you’ll have to venture out of your comfort zone.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

You’re both dreamers — which works both for you and against you. Two Fish can float around endlessly in a lovely fantasy, never casting anchor into a secure reality. You tend to wear rose-colored glasses, and that means your sweetheart can do no wrong — which is great, unless that person has serious problems. Get a third party to handle your finances.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 25, 2017

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 25, 2017

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

You have your priorities straight today, dear Aries, and you’re not going overboard with either work or play, which is excellent for you right now. You take more pride in your work, management ability, and performance. Also today, Saturn turns direct. This yearly event occurs in your solar ninth house again this year, but for the final time for many years to come. Career, reputation, publishing, travel, legal matters, and education are all affected by Saturn in your solar chart right now, and these are areas of your life that may need some extra attention to rules and structure. Fortunately, Saturn’s direct movement makes it easier to accept responsibility, and you’re less inclined to question or evade it. It’s an empowering influence although the initial time of the shift can bring on stronger awareness of realities in these areas of life, which can feel heavy at first.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

You might thoroughly enjoy learning something new or developing your specialized skills or knowledge today, dear Taurus, as this makes you feel strong. You’re absorbing information well right now. Also today, Saturn turns direct after several months in retrograde motion, and you’ll see some forward progress with taxes, intimate or financial relationships, education, or travel now and in the coming weeks. This is a time for more clarity about a responsibility to someone or a commitment. 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 face now. You’re less likely to dilly dally with your responsibilities.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

You can quickly gain more insight into a special project or person today, dear Gemini. You’re in exactly the frame of mind for honing in on the most relevant details. Also today, Saturn turns direct after retrograde motion since April. Again this year, this event occurs in your sector of partnership. You are reminded 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, in general. 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. This is the last stretch of Saturn’s transit of your partnership sector before it moves on in December. Realistic expectations of projects and people lead to happier moods all around!

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

You might find satisfying ways to bring more balance to a friendship or partnership today, dear Cancer. Also today, Saturn turns direct after retrograde motion since April. This is the last stretch of Saturn’s transit through your work and health sector, and this yearly direct turn brings a more natural and straightforward approach to meeting and facing your responsibilities. More clarity comes to a work project, your job itself, your health, or a partnership. Learning where you stand on a matter can come as a relief. The weeks ahead become more and more active for organizing your personal space, work, and health programs. You’ll see much value in firming up your routines. Mercury remains retrograde until September 5th, so decision-making should probably wait a while longer, but you’re getting there.

Leo

Leo
Leo

Today, you may be feeling empowered by getting a better handle on your daily routines, work, or health, dear Leo. You’re likely to feel particularly motivated to improve your habits, and this agenda works well with Saturn’s direct turn today. Saturn has been retrograde since April, and in the coming weeks, as it regains speed, you’ll find certain areas of your life far more straightforward. Saturn’s direct station is a yearly occurrence and affects your work, health, and daily routines every year. This year, like last, it also influences your romance, creative projects, and hobbies. Adding more structure to these areas of life going forward can be excellent for you. You’ll be tidying things up directly and actively until Saturn moves on in December. Stalling in any of these areas is behind you now.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

A hobby or a romance can have a powerful effect on you now, dear Virgo, and dedication to something (or someone) you love makes you feel quite wonderful today. Also today, Saturn turns direct after retrograde motion since April. This yearly direct turn always affects your creative life, romantic world, and self-expression. Delays, ambiguities, or worries in these areas tend to lift. Last year and this year, Saturn turning direct also brings forward movement to your family and home life. Efforts to improve family life, particularly on the level of structure and order, resume full force going forward. Now and until December is a powerful time for organizing your personal life. Facing your responsibilities realistically puts you in a strong position to manage them. Take things gradually and enjoy the process of bringing more order and security to your inner world.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

You can take a particular interest in your inner world today, dear Libra, and you’re likely to derive quite a bit of satisfaction from efforts to improve family and home life. You’re in a good position to take charge. Also today, Saturn turns direct in your communications sector after several months of retrograde motion, making it a great time to add more structure to your daily affairs, communications, and studies. You’re more inclined to meet your responsibilities rather than put them off now and in the months ahead. You may feel some pressure this week as the shift occurs since your obligations or limitations send to be magnified. However, improvements can be made to learning, security, and home matters and these areas of life become easier going forward. You’re also in a great position to evaluate which of your interests, studies, and projects are truly worth your efforts.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

You can feel particularly good about specialized learning or skills development now and in the coming weeks, dear Scorpio, with Saturn, ruler of your communications sector, turning direct and with Juno in this sector as well. You feel stronger as you do! You want to contribute something of value, and you’re willing to put in the extra effort to do so. Saturn’s direct turn today also affects your finances, resources, and sense of self-worth, as it did last year. In fact, from now until December is an excellent period for firming up your budget, evaluating business projects, and paring down excess so that you can make yourself more secure and pay particular attention to your practical affairs. Knowing where you stand and meeting your responsibilities — or facing reality — is empowering now. While Mercury remains retrograde until September 5th and you may want to hold off on major decision-making yet, Saturn’s direct turn is helpful for clarity. Saturn asks you to be responsible and mature about the areas of life it’s affecting, and the rewards for doing so can be great.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

There is more than one astrological reason for you to feel more empowered and in charge when it comes to your money, resources, talents, and business matters, dear Sagittarius from today forward. A sense that you’re on top of your practical affairs will have you feeling more balanced and confident. Saturn rules this sector of your solar chart and is turning direct today, fueling your confidence to face reality and make better decisions as a result. Saturn is in your sign, so this has an even more personal impact on you. Keep in mind that this will be the last stretch of Saturn’s transit of your sign (from now until mid-December) for almost three decades. The shift this week can feel a little weighty as you have a stronger sense of your duties, but as you adjust to the change of direction, you’ll find you’re in excellent shape for getting organized.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

You have Juno in your sign harmonizing with the Sun today, dear Capricorn, and you feel more capable, in charge, and strong. As well, Saturn, your ruler, turns direct today, and this brings more clarity, direction, and purpose to your life, although this is a gradual process over the coming weeks. A desire to reinvent yourself in some way can be strong now and in the weeks ahead. Like last year, this year’s station occurs in your solar twelfth house, and from now until December, you’re sure to feel far more equipped to put negative habits and attitudes behind you. An important period is ahead of you as you prepare for Saturn’s move into your sign in mid-December. Clearing out the deadwood is useful now, and you get some superior help from Jupiter as the planet of abundance forms a supportive trine to Saturn, helping you see all the benefits of a more moderate lifestyle without sacrificing optimism.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

Today is good for pulling into yourself in order to gather more strength, dear Aquarius, although the Moon does encourage you to get out and about as well. Ideally, you make time for both. As well today, Saturn ends its yearly retrograde, and for the second and final year, this is happening in your sector of friends, ideals, happiness goals, and group associations. Ultimately, truths coming to light now and this week will help you get a better grip on the reality of friendships or projects, a long-term plan, aspiration, or goal. You can make better plans knowing what is viable and what isn’t. You’d be wise to look for ways to simplify or cut back, even if this is not the easiest choice. You more readily accept rather than question your responsibilities as Saturn regains speed in the coming weeks, and you’re in better shape for organizing, moving forward, and meeting responsibilities.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

Today is a good time for gathering up strength through your connections to others or long-term plans, dear Pisces. You thoroughly enjoy mapping out a plan now. Also today, Saturn ends its yearly retrograde cycle and moves direct. This event occurs in your career and reputation sector as it did last year, and now and in the coming weeks, you’ll find it more natural and easy to formulate goals and fill your responsibilities, which are clearer. 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 a reality check to deal with. However, this puts you in a stronger position for clarity and decision-making. Mercury remains retrograde until September 5th, so take this slowly! Friendship, career, and public or reputation matters move forward slowly but steadily, and that’s the speed you should be moving as well.

This Weekend’s Love Horoscope: Love, Sweet Love

This Weekend’s Love Horoscope: Love, Sweet Love

Your love horoscope for the weekend of August 25-27, 2017


Get ready to celebrate romance in the most extraordinary way! This weekend Venus will move into Leo and remains here until September 19. The very best of summer love potential is about to step forward. Lucky you! It’s time to cherish every drop.

Last week a powerful Solar Eclipse fell in Leo, and Mars is also in this sign. With Venus, the planet of love, joining the party, you’re sure to have the most romantic fun possible this weekend — and for the rest of the summer!

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, August 16th

Get A Jump on Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, August 16th

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

Good energy is with you for connecting, learning, sharing, and communicating, dear Aries, although as the Moon and Saturn face off across your communications sector later today, there may be some frustration with differences of opinion or you begrudgingly need to crack down on your duties. Watch for overreaction and overindulgence today in general. A heavy influence this morning can have you second-guessing your decisions or worrying too much about your performance, and a lighter influence later today can brighten your mood but could also lead you to promise more than you can deliver. The latter is a Venus-Jupiter square, and while it’s one of the easier challenging aspects, there are some things to watch for. For one, people may be expecting a lot from you, and you may be tempted to go along with something just to make everyone happy, but this can backfire on you. For another, you may be enabling someone and they, you! Neither of these things is too serious, but if you can, remember your usual limits and don’t venture too far beyond them.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

With a Venus-Jupiter square influencing your day, there is a real tendency to blow things out of proportion, dear Taurus. Venus is your ruler and is currently enjoying a guest stay in your communications sector, but Jupiter’s influence on Venus can lead you to believe you can do it all, and more! This can manifest as taking on too many projects, missing deadlines, or lining up more activities than you can reasonably manage. Alternatively, you could be reading too much into information you receive now and wasting a lot of time on something that isn’t even true. Aim to take things with a grain of salt, and avoid skipping steps and getting to a premature conclusion! Watch for making promises now if they’re based solely on the good mood of the moment.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

Your feelings seem a little more colorful than usual as the Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Gemini. You are more in touch than usual with how you feel about recent and current events. Instead of ignoring or managing them, listen to your feelings and interpret them. You can learn a lot from your gut feelings and reactions, but be aware of two influences active today that can skew your perceptions a little. The first of these, active this morning, can have you stumbling on a decision. Whether to take action or wait things out can be the question. The second influence in effect later today is entirely different — it may have the effect of speeding up the decision-making process to the point that you jump to conclusions or jump into situations without enough thought. This is especially the case with money and love today!

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

While there is a retiring tendency with the Moon in your privacy sector all day, dear Cancer, Venus in your sign’s relationship with Jupiter puts you in the spotlight anyhow. However, it may, at times, be uncomfortable or pressured. Watch for impatience and overreaching. To get out of something you don’t want to do, you might promise something bigger, but that’s just unkind to your future self! You can be in an elevated good mood as the day advances, but you could also be expecting too much, and this sets you up for ups and downs. Try not to take others on that ride. You might also have great intentions for making improvements at home or making plans with loved ones, but you might also lose wind or motivation quickly. However, if you center yourself and aim to get in touch with what’s making you restless, you can avoid these little problems. Pamper yourself today, but don’t go so overboard that you have to pay the price in the future.

Leo

Leo
Leo

The Moon in your solar eleventh house all day points to a greater need than usual to enjoy a sense of community or to belong to a group or with friends, dear Leo. There is a happier outlook today, but perhaps a little volatile. Something started too quickly may burn out in the same fashion, not only because the next few weeks are not ideal for new launches, in general, but also because there is a tendency to become highly enthusiastic quickly without considering the practicality of your plans. You might begin a project or endeavor with gusto, but it may not “take” now with Venus in conflict with Jupiter. Of course, you can certainly make an effort and take your chances, especially if it’s something you enjoy, but try not to take on too much to the point of overwhelming yourself. A good mood or over-estimation of feelings and capabilities can lead to making commitments or promises that are later regretted. Enjoy yourself, but pace yourself as you do.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

You’re more concerned about the rules and your performance or how others see you today, dear Virgo, with the Moon at the top of your solar chart making you feel more accountable. Today’s Venus-Jupiter square can steer you away from your priorities, however, and can challenge your concentration or commitment. It tends to stir up impatience with anything that seems dull or meaningless. While you can certainly use this restless energy to make changes, you might also be seeing things in extremes or making mountains out of molehills. Watch for overspending and overvaluing things, as well as relying too much on plans with friends. If you aim to hold off on decisions now, then it’s a good time to stretch your imagination and consider new things and ideas.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

Jupiter in your sign is in challenging aspect to Venus today, dear Libra, and it’s an energy that is best used for having a little fun. However, there is a tendency to want–or pursue–too much under this influence, to go over the top or to feel discontent with what you get, or to live beyond your means. You may be tempted to act totally out of character today, which could negatively but temporarily impact your reputation. Self-restraint and patience can save the day and can help you save face, too. Trying too hard may come across poorly when all you need to sell yourself is you! The Moon in your spirit and adventure sector all day helps you to rise above most problems, although its opposition to Saturn suggests you need to keep at least one foot on the ground.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

Emotions run deeper than usual today, dear Scorpio, or you are taking them or yourself more seriously! A Venus-Jupiter influence kicks in as the day advances, and it can encourage pleasure-seeking and fun activities, although it can also lead to over-indulgence. There are a number of ways we can end up borrowing from the future, such as buying on credit, but also non-financial routes, such as overindulging and promising ourselves we’ll cut back tomorrow, or making promises so you can put something off. You may want to watch for these tendencies to prevent future regret. As well, keep in mind that feelings are expanded now, and you might end up making more of a situation than is necessary or healthy. Tame impulsive decisions, and you’ll put yourself in much better shape for personal enjoyment. You may end up discovering areas of your life that could stand a change or expansion in the process.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

You can be swinging up and down with emotions today, dear Sagittarius, but if you aim to keep your expectations in check, you’ll put yourself in the position to enjoy yourself, stretch your mind, and discover your feelings for someone or something. Unrealistic expectations in a relationship do nobody any favors, as they put the pressure on and make you or someone else feel they haven’t measured up. With Venus in challenging aspect to Jupiter (your ruler) today, intentions are likely good, but there is a tendency to go too far or over the top in your pursuit of a goal. However, with self-awareness, this needn’t be difficult. In fact, restlessness stirred today can give some huge clues as to what may be missing from your life.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

You may continue to swing from feeling confident and second-guessing yourself or others today, dear Capricorn, but as the day advances, you feel less weighed down by frustration and seek out greener pastures. Mind you, this is due to a square between Venus and Jupiter, which has the potential of opening your heart to new experiences and possibilities, but it also seems to encourage going too far with this. Expectations may be too high or simply unrealistic. Relationship problems may be magnified now, mainly because of these expectations that put undue pressure on the people involved. This isn’t fair to you or others, so do your best to take things as they come and adjust. Be cautious when it comes to speaking too soon or too much about a matter, particularly in a public way. Taking charge of your life direction or formulating goals can help improve a relationship.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

This is another day when we may be making too much of a situation, dear Aquarius, and decisions may be poor as a result. Your restless spirit is best fed with a varied routine, conversation, or knowledge, but a Venus-Jupiter square today can mislead you into thinking that it’s about something else altogether or something elusive. Finding a happy medium between filling your responsibilities and satiating your desire for experience and excitement may be challenging, but doable with some patience and self-awareness. Mistakes made now are likely due to overblown expectations and lack of foresight, particularly in your relationships or at work. Be careful when it comes to what you say and what you sign just now, as promises made today may be difficult to keep later. Keeping these in check puts you in a far better position to enjoy yourself and mix things up just enough to freshen up your mood.

Pisces

PIsces

The Moon in your home and family sector all day points to a legitimate need for extra security, comfort, familiarity, and rest, dear Pisces. Planetary influences today, however, tend to challenge you to seek out more from life than the ordinary, but be on the lookout for becoming misguided by your own whims. Without self-study, you may not be in touch with what you actually want and end up chasing rainbows. Do your best to remember your usual limits, as circumstances can seem to encourage you to forget them today! Judgment can be compromised just for now if you make decisions based on the feeling of the moment, which is likely very positive but perhaps overdone. There is a tendency to make promises or statements that are taken as more than they are. Do what you can to tame excessive impulses so that you can enjoy a smoother, more moderate day.

 

 

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If Today is Your Birthday, Tuesday, August 15

 

If Today is Your Birthday: August 15

 

You have cleverness and versatility that allow you to understand just about anything. Yours is a youthful spirit, with a mischievous streak, not only in youth but throughout life! As intelligent as you are, you see so many possible paths to take that it can be challenging focusing on just one. You share your fun-loving spirit through your sense of humor and unique ideas. You love to solve problems, and you may have marked writing or speaking ability. Your ability to solve problems is next to none. With your need to find wisdom in whatever you do and see, you are inclined to build up a strong personal philosophy. You are quite idealistic about people and about love, so you should watch for expecting too much from a partner. You can be quite sensitive to the mood swings of a partner.  Famous people born today: Ben Affleck, Julia Child, Princess Anne, Jennifer Lawrence, Natasha Henstridge, Tess Harper, Joe Jonas.

 

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

Your birthday occurs around a Third Quarter Moon this year, and you are reaching an important turning point in terms of personal growth. You may be more emotional this year and should watch for unnecessary conflicts and the making of hasty decisions as a result. Otherwise, this is a year of greater understanding and a strong desire to take care of business. This should be a busy, dynamic period in your life.

You are likely to feel very inspired to improve and do your best in the period ahead. You’re likely to assume a leadership role and establish connections and/or relationships with people that help forward your own personal growth. Teamwork and camaraderie, as well as meaningful connections, are themes. You feel your life has definite purpose this year. You are encouraged to grow through your connections with others.

There can be a stronger tendency toward, or desire for, commitment and deep involvement in your relationships in the period ahead. You are taking love or friendship connections seriously! There can be a willingness to make sacrifices if it seems the best way to make improvements in relationships and with money matters. You can be quite particular in your tastes, and good with money and savings.

There can be a significant focus on nurturing and supporting people in your life this year. You are more imaginative and attuned to the world of beauty and romance in the year ahead. Gentleness with others is the best way to harness this energy and to attract what you want into your life. There could be truly “magical” times on a romantic and social level. You are especially romantic this year, and you are likely to idealize and expand a relationship through sensitive interactions and a more giving approach. Benefits come through paying attention to your dreams and intuitions, as well as through creativity.

However, at times this year, there can be some intensity in your love or social life, as you want to grow and develop in these areas of life. You should watch for impatience or too-high expectations in this regard. Your love nature is strong although given to extremes at times. You may overvalue something (or someone). Extravagances are possible.

As well, it’s important to double-check your communications this year, as you can be a little careless or too quick with them, and there is some tendency to drift apart from certain friends as you can be quite wrapped up in your affairs.

Travel opportunities are likely. Pinnacle successes can occur during this period – for example, publishing an important project, graduating, marrying, having a child, getting a promotion, and so forth. Matters related to universities, higher education, religion, publishing, legal affairs, and foreign interests tend to fare well.

You are likely to enjoy professional as well as personal opportunities. Your faith in your ability to produce and to win takes you places you perhaps never imagined. You are able to see the “big picture”, which helps you to plan effectively. You might enjoy significant wins and positive outcomes in competitive activities, including sports and business, for example.

This is a year of special attention to relationships, but you’re also highly active, motivated, and enterprising in the year ahead. Creativity thrives. Some relationships can be loaded and have their ups and downs, while others prosper. This can be a particularly active period in your life, but you also take the time to enjoy quiet activities rewarding personal projects. Competitiveness can lead to good things but watch for taking this to the point that you’re energetically drained.

2017 is a Number Six year for you. Ruled by Venus. This is a year of relative contentment. It is a time when love is the easiest to attract, and partnerships formed under this vibration have a better chance for longevity. You are able to attract others, and material things as well, this year. This is a good year for establishing harmony in the family and in the home. Advice – develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.

2018 will be a Number Seven year for you. Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement. It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it’s a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It’s a good year to study and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and “chance” meetings are probable. Advice – take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don’t strain yourself or actively try to expand.

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