Moonscopes Weekly Horoscope
For the week
of Aug. 17 to Aug. 23
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(Missed last week's forecast? Here it is.)
Sunday: the Moon is in Taurus
Your values, what you treasure and hold dear come under the umbrella of what the sign Taurus rules. When the Moon is here, surround yourself emotionally with people, possessions or situations that reflect the true and authentic you.
Monday, Tuesday: the Moon is in Gemini
All types of communications, including routine ones, are the focus now. Many connections will fly back and forth, with some of the contacts possibly being from people with whom you used to have lots of fun. Also, notice gestures that people make (or if they make none at all) during conversations because they (the gestures) will add information to what is being said.
Wednesday, Thursday, early Friday: the Moon is in Cancer
You may feel like being quiet and private while the Moon travels through its own sign, the one that rules feelings and security. If you are interacting with the outside world (the world outside of yourself), make sure that the situation is one in which you feel really ok.
later Friday, Saturday: the Moon is in Leo
Remember when we talked about fun when the Moon was in Gemini? Well here we are in the actual fun sign, with a capital F, of Leo itself so make your own party, any which way you choose.
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 interesting 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
Mercury - Virgo, until Sept. 2
Venus - Leo until Sept. 6
Mars - Scorpio, until Sept. 14
Jupiter - Leo, until Aug. 11, 2015
Saturn - Scorpio, until Sept. 18, 2015
(Sagittarius - Dec. 24, 2014-June 14, 2015)
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 - Scorpio, until Oct. 28
Pallas - Libra, until Oct. 20
Juno - Cancer, until Oct. 8
Vesta - Scorpio, until Oct. 7
Chiron - Pisces, until Apr. 22, 2018
(Chiron usually stays in one sign for about a little over two years, very similar to Saturn's travels. However this time it is making an extended visit to a sign.)
Current Asteroid Transits:
Ceres - Intense & deep emotional experiences.
Pallas - Reconciling opposites, dealing with polarities.
Juno - Emphasis on commitment to home life.
Vesta - Deep concentration and dedication energy is available.
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