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Welcome to Moonscopes, featuring weekly horoscopes from the lunar point of view. The Moon travels through each astrological sign in about two and one-half days. Therefore, no matter what your sun sign is, we all experience the rhythms of the Moon on a regular basis. The Moon's travel timespan makes it the most logical planet on which to base a daily and weekly horoscope.

Moonscopes Weekly Horoscope

For the week of August 21 to August 27
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Sunday, Monday: the Moon is in Aries 
The planet Mars, the ruler of the sign Aries, is in Sagittarius and therefore in a favorable connection (aspect - trine) to the Moon. Saturn is also in Sagittarius and is in this trine aspect to the Moon. Now oftentimes Saturn can be seen in a problematic sense, however when it comes to the Moon, unless it's a tough aspect such as square, the connection will be a parental type of relationship beaming down on those below. Mars on the other hand could bring up some troublesome situations but they won't last long.

Tuesday, Wednesday: the Moon is in Taurus
Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter  are in Virgo and as such as are in a trine aspect (Taurus & Virgo are both earth signs) to the Moon. Communications at this time are meant to be sweet and pleasant as well as practical, informative, and clever.

Thursday, Friday:
the Moon is in Gemini
Mars & Saturn in Sagittarius are in an opposition aspect to the Moon. Mercury, Venus, & Jupiter in Virgo are in a square aspect to the Moon. Plus - these two groups of planets are square each other. There could be a lot going on due to all the astrological energy in the atmosphere and some of the stuff could be tricky, sticky, or awkward to deal with. It might be hard to keep things light even when you make an extra effort.

Saturday: the Moon is in Cancer
Relax a little (or a lot if needed) and give yourself and those around you some comforting self-care this weekend. 

Check your astrology chart to find which house (section of your chart) has the current Moon sign on the cusp (the beginning edge) & apply forecast information to that area of your life as well. 
For example, the Moon is in Leo and one of the suggestions is to entertain - however Leo is located in the 12th house of your chart, which is an inward energy place...then have a small, quiet gathering. By contrast, if Leo is located in the 1st house of your chart, an outward energy place...have a party! Don't have an astrology chart? Click here .

It is interes
ting to note when the current Moon is in the same sign as your birth Moon and to see how the flavor of that day carries through the following 30 days.

Current Planet Positions:
Sun
-
Leo until Aug. 23, then Virgo
Mercury
- Virgo until Oct. 7
(**retrograde Aug. 30 - Sept. 22)
VenusVirgo until Aug. 30
Mars
-
Sagittarius until Sept. 27
Jupiter - Virgo until Sept. 9
Saturn -
Sagittarius until Dec. 20, 2017
Uranus -
Aries until Mar. 6, 2019
(Taurus - May 16, 2018-Nov. 7, 2018)
Neptune -
Pisces until Mar. 30,
2025
Pluto - Capricorn until Nov. 20, 2024

Current Asteroid Positions:
Ceres
-
Aries until Feb. 5, 2017
Pallas - Aquarius until Dec. 28
Juno -
Scorpio until Nov. 7
Vesta - Cancer until May 3, 2017
Chiron
-
Pisces until Apr. 22, 2018

Current Asteroid Transits:
Ceres - 
Take an active stance toward an autonomy where desirable.
Pallas - Move out of your comfort zone and effect a change (large or small).
Juno - Intense partnership emotions are in the air.
Vesta - Someone, perhaps yourself, needs some dedicated care.
Chiron - Transcend wounds and negativity through compassion.

Note: Timeframes for Moon signs, void-of-course periods, and current planet & asteroid positions are noted for Eastern time zone (USA). Please adjust according to your own location. Times are not given if the void-of-course Moon occurs for a very short period or if it occurs during the night (
based on same Eastern time zone).

* v/c = Void-of-Course - When the Moon is void-of-course, spend time working on projects already in progress, creative endeavors, or self-improvement. Void-of-course simply means that no planets are aspecting the Moon
as it gets ready to change signs; there won't be a configuration of astro energy available to utilize. It's best not to start new projects, sign important agreements, or go shopping when the Moon is void-of-course because the result will probably be unsatisfactory in some way.

** Mercury  Retrograde - the speed of the planet slows down considerably. Communications, paperwork, electronics, traffic
and mail can become very mixed-up, delayed, or go on the 'fritz' during this time. A situation will be in the process of changing, so wait until Mercury is direct to finalize anything. In general, maintain a slower, more cautious pace in daily affairs. Always allow at least two days before (to slow down) and after (to resume regular activities) a Mercury retrograde period.  Read More about Mercury Retrograde here

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