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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 Aug. 24 to Aug. 30
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Sunday: the Moon is in Leo
Here we are in the fun sign, with a capital FUN, of Leo itself so make your own party today. Yes, it is right before a New Moon, which is really a time for quiet and introspective activities at the most. However, this sign insists that we make sure to keep things light and playful as well. The planet Venus is in Leo and this will add a very pleasant note to whatever you decide to do today.

Monday (New Moon), Tuesday, Wednesday am: the Moon is in Virgo
Both Gemini & Virgo rule (are in charge of) information, but in different ways. Gemini absorbs information and passes it along to others in some form. Virgo also absorbs it but its main focus is the sorting, organizing, and prioritizing of information. Because we have a New Moon in this sign now, that (sorting, etc.) will in some way be the theme of this next 30 days. So - keep your pencils sharp and your filing cabinet open because there will likely be things coming your way that you will want to categorize and classify in order to reference them later. The planet Mercury, which rules (is associated with) both signs, Gemini & Virgo, is currently in Virgo and this will help tremendously with any sorting, etc. that needs to be accomplished.

Wednesday pm, Thursday, Friday: the Moon is in Libra
The sign Libra rules one-on-one relationships, specifically love or business partnerships, and when the Moon is in this sign, nurturing, support, and comfort within a relationship are highlighted. Hopefully this is a reciprocal relationship with both sides making contributions of nurturing, etc. If that part of your life is out of balance, this would be a good time to address that issue.

Saturday: the Moon is in Scorpio
Things can go to extremes when the sign Scorpio is present - the highest of highs and the lowest of lows are possible and will feel very personal. Scorpio challenges us to learn how to deal with extremes of any type and how to use this powerful energy to our advantage without hurting others. 

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:
Virgo, until Sept. 23
- Virgo, until Sept. 2
VenusLeo 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,
Pluto - Capricorn, until Nov. 20, 2024

Current Asteroid Positions:
Scorpio, until Oct. 28
Pallas - Libra, until Oct. 20
Juno -
Cancer, until Oct. 8
Vesta -
Scorpio, until Oct. 7
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

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