After two rousing days over the weekend, the cosmos appears to be letting down its guard a little on the last day of the month. Instead, of foisting on humanity tumultuous happenings via planetary alignments at cross purposes, there is a lighter touch in the early going as Venus in Scorpio forms an inspirational, 72-degree contact with Juno in Aquarius (6:03AM). You may recall that only 16 days ago, these two celestial bodies squared off in a 90-degree clash. Now they are working together in tandem — to facilitate feminine interests, reinforce creative artistic expression, and improve the quality of primary partnerships. A little over nine hours later, ingenious ideas are inundating the brightest minds in the human kingdom via a harmonious trine in fire signs between Pallas in Leo and Uranus in Aries (3:22PM). If you ever wanted to sign up for an advanced course in problem-solving and strategic-thinking, this is the right moment. However, just when it seems the universal powder keg appears to be dry or empty, along comes the monthly Moon-Mars conjunction in Leo (7:04PM) — repeating the same union in Leo that happened between these two celestial bodies on the first day of September. While the lunar orb merging with the red planet can equate with acts of faith, courage, stamina or heroism, it is just as likely to push some individuals toward reckless behavior, angry encounters with dear ones, and irrational displays of temper. Knowing the shadow side involved in this sky pattern can help you defuse volatile conditions before they heat up toward a firestorm. The month ends in questionable fashion as the Moon squares Venus (9:49PM) — beginning a void lunar uncertainty zone that lasts until 11:53AM tomorrow when the Moon enters Virgo. Be sensitive and kindhearted to family members on the ropes overnight. Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.
As mentioned at the close of yesterday’s calendar entry, this day begins with a Sun-Vesta polarity (12:00AM PST) — stretching from Sagittarius to Gemini. Safety and security themes, investment matters, insurance rates and coverage, home and hearth, sisterhoods and turf wars are in the spotlight. This can signify a nerve-racking beginning to this 24-hour time-period as these two celestial bodies are pulling on either side of the Earth. Yes, there can be illumination pouring through, but the Moon remains void in Libra until 1:52PM PST while the lunar orb makes parallels to Neptune (3:29AM PST) and Saturn (3:37AM PST). This reminds you of Saturday’s Saturn-Neptune parallel that can either produce a fantastic wave of enlightenment or a blanket of confusion and chaos. Strive to increase your productivity in arts, crafts and hobbies when the Moon in late-Libra forms a trine with Ceres in late-Gemini (11:55AM PST). The Moon leaves void mode in Libra by entering the fixed, power sign of Scorpio (1:52PM PST). Over the next 2+ days, don your detective garb to solve family mysteries and ferret out old secrets. Get to the root of persistent problems, fears and phobias. While a Moon-Neptune flowing trine (2:51PM PST) can be a boost for psychological or spiritual studies, you may need to go into defensive mode as Mars makes an off-kilter, 150-degree link with Vesta (3:13PM PST) while Mercury makes a similar, 150-degree tie with Ceres (6:40PM PST). To have Mars and Mercury joust with two key asteroids can equate with a rising tide of emotional stress, declining productivity, and new worries about business-investment matters. Inject some good humor and laughter into the picture overnight since the Moon is approaching its monthly rendezvous with Saturn (forming exactly at 2:22AM PST tomorrow) and any lunar convergence with the beautiful, but chilly ringed-planet can lead to a temporary bout of self-doubt and pessimism.